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Sourcing Supplies :: Patchwork, Please

Hi guys!

We are just over 10 days to the start of the sew along  and today I’m going to share some sources for supplies used in the projects.

We all have different budgets so please don’t feel  pressured to go purchase a bunch of things.

The most important part of the sew along is for you to have fun and to make things that are ‘you’.  Things that you love!

Ayumi has a wonderful intro that shares the tools you will need.   Most can be found at your local craft store or even the grocery (freezer paper).     Make sure to read this section beforehand, it’s very helpful!

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Mountain of the Dragon  ( 10% off using code PATCHWORKPLEASE10)

Pinked Fabrics

Fabric Supply

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Robert Kaufman :: Essex linen/cotton blend and Essex Yarn Dyes available at:

Grayline Fabrics :: Judy solid linen

Fabric-store.com :: Middle weight linen

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Cosmo Floss by Lecien available at:

Perle Cotton

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Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Heather Bailey Designer Felt

Lupin (UK store)

One of the Flock

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Of course, these are not the only places to find supplies.   Be sure to check out your LQS or your favorite online shop.   (and *gasp* even your stash!! 😉 )

If you have any questions, please ask!

We will kick off Monday June 3rd with the Bell Pepper Coasters and will continue through the book in order from start to finish.    New projects will begin each Monday and you will have until the end of Sunday midnight EST to link up your project for  a chance at that weeks prize.

I’ve listed the schedule below and be sure to check in the flickr group!

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June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters

June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels

June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch

June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron

July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat

July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib

July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat

July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt

July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box

August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt

August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket

August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet

August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag

Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch

Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case

Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover

Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote

Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch

Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion

 

Looking forward to getting started!

Lindsey

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Orbit QAL :: Pattern Release

I’m excited to kick things off today and get started on our Orbit quilts!

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The pattern is ready and can be downloaded below.

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Each week we will work through a section, starting today with Cutting and Organizing.

I’ve illustrated cutting for all pieces to give you an idea of how to arrange your cuts.

I’m a visual person, so I find it helpful to see what I’m doing along with the instructions.

You don’t have to cut exactly like this, it’s just a guide to get you started.

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Remember when cutting to:

• Square up your fabric and measure your fat quarters to make sure they are the correct size.  Nothing worse then starting to cut only to realize your fat quarter was not the right size to begin with!

• Start with a fresh rotary blade, it really does make a difference

• Cut accurately.   A mis-cut can make piecing very difficult!   Measure twice, cut once.

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Now let’s talk organizing!

A key part of putting this quilt together easily is to be organized.

While you don’t have to color in a mockup, you will need to use the Quilt by Number sheet to assign a number to each of your fabrics.

The cutting and fabric placement is all done by number.

I like to put my pieces in a Ziploc freezer bag, grouping each number in a separate bag.   When you need to stop for the day, you can zip up your bags and not worry about losing any pieces.

Or if you’ve just put them into piles, you can stick a post-it note on top and call it a day.  It doesn’t have to be fancy.

Other ideas I’ve seen:

• Use an expandable file folder to keep cut pieces organized

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Use paper plates to stack pieces together

Organize your rows with saved bread ties

Use Q-pins, numbered quilting pins to help you stay organized

Using dollar store baking sheets

Share any tips you have in the comments and if you have any questions while cutting, please let me know.

I’ll share my cutting progress this week in the flickr group.   Share yours too!

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Valentine Hop Winner + Orbit QAL

I have the winner from the Valentine’s hop.

Congrats to Feathered Nest Studio, you’ve won the fat quarter bundle of MonaLuna fabrics from Lima Sews!

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Great idea! A favorite childhood craft of mine was definitely building miniatures for my dolls! Little furniture, little dishes, houses, etc. Thanks for the chance to win

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I also have some info on a Quilt Along that will start Feb 18th!

I designed a free quilt pattern for RJR fabrics new line by Mary McGuire called “Cold Spring Dreams”.   Available in March of 2013

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The quilt is called “Orbit” and finishes at 60 x 60.  A great snuggle quilt size!   It can also easily be increased to bed size by adding a few extra rows.

I’m increasing my sample, below,  to a king size to use in our master bedroom.

The quilt along will run for 6 weeks starting on Feb 18th and closing on April 1st.

The full PDF pattern will be available on Feb 18th, so you will be able to move ahead of schedule if you’d like!

I will be sewing along with you using the “Cold Spring Dream” line and you’ll have a chance to win some for yourself at the close of the sew along.

You, of course, can use whatever fabric suits your fancy!   I think the design would be striking in all solids too.

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Feb 11th, :: Getting Ready! (fabric selection + supply list)

Feb 18th, Week 1 :: Pattern release + cutting/organizing

Feb 25th, Week 2 & 3 :: Piecing + quilt layout

March 11th, Week 4 ::  Backing + Basting your quilt

March 18th, Week 5 & 6 :: Quilting & Binding + Link Up Opens to add your finished project

April 1st, Link Up Closes and Winner selected from photo pool

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On April 1st I will randomly choose an entry to win a fat quarter bundle of Cold Spring Dreams, donated by RJR fabrics.

Finished quilts and quilt tops are accepted.  (It must be the entire quilt top, not just a portion).

I had a fabric photo shoot this morning to show you how beautiful the colors are!

I hope you’ll consider joining in.  The quilt is simple to put together, so it should be a fun and relaxing time!

Join in the LRstitched flickr group and feel free to grab a blog button to spread the word!

You can also click on the Orbit Quilt Along tab at the top the page to find all posts related to the quilt along.

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You can find the Cold Spring Dreams line available online now at:

Skye Reve Fabrics

Shabby Fabrics

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Giveaway :: Daisy Janie “New Leaf” FQ Bundle

Happy Monday!

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Today I have a giveaway  from Honey Bee Good.

Karen is offering a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful new fabric from Daisy Janie called “New Leaf”.

These are not typically my colors, I’m not a big fan of yellows and oranges, but these are truly gorgeous.

I purchased some of this new line to make a little mini quilt for Valentine’s Day.

I quilted it with 12 wt thread from Aurifil.   This is a very heavy weight thread and it stitches really beautifully.

This color is a variegated pink, #4660.

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To enter to win the fq bundle, just leave a comment!

Open to all readers.   I will use random.org to pick a winner on Friday, Feb 8th.

If you just can’t wait to buy some, you can find “New Leaf” here.

Karen has also put together gift sets of fabric that include 6 fat 1/8″ pieces and a coordinating wooden spool of thread all packaged in a pretty box.

Use code GIFTBOX at checkout to receive free shipping on these boxes until February 9th!  You can find all of them here.

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Good luck!

P.S.  I will share a free pattern for the heart mini this week!

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Shopping with Sponsors

I wanted to share a few things that caught my eye this week!

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I discovered that Riley Blake is coming out with 108″ wide quilt backing in a few colors of their chevrons and dots.

This excites me because sometimes you just don’t want to piece your quilt back!

Fort Worth Fabric Studio has these colors/prints available for preorder now.    Scheduled to arrive in June 2013.

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At Honey Bee Good, Karen has some yummy new fabric instock.   I really love this new line by Daisy Janie called “New Leaf”.

It’s so vibrant and cheerful.   I will be giving away at Fat Quarter Bundle of this line on Monday and sharing a project I made with some of the fabric!

 

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The shop also has a lovely collection of fabric from Sara Lee Parker Textiles.    These are hand screen-printed here in Georgia.

 

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I’ve added a few patterns to my wishlist from Go To Patterns.

As we get closer to Sew South, I’ve been trying to sew up a few more tops for me to take.

The Miss Mod looks like an easy and comfy blouse.  I’m trying to decide if it would be flattering on me, I’ve never tried on a top similar.   Have you?

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I also like this bag pattern.   I cringe every time I pay $3.00 at Target for a gift bag.   Especially when you know it’s going straight to the trash.

The gray one is my favorite.   So smart to have a spot to slip the card!

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The Ribbon Jar is having a warehouse sale with lots of ribbons and trims listed.

They’ve also added some pretty Valentine inspired sample packs full of red and pink!

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Thank you for taking the time to visit these lovely shops!

Have a great weekend, Lindsey

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Wombat Wonderland coupon code

I forgot to add in the coupon code yesterday!

Enjoy 20% off your purchase of any Wombat Wonderland fabric from HoneyBeGood when you use the code WOMBATS.

Good now through October 28th!

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Wombat Wonderland Tunic

Wombat Day is October 22nd, and Karen from HoneyBeGood thought it would be fun to showcase the fabric line Wombat Wonderland!

She sent me some of this super cute fabric and I sewed up a tunic for my daughter.    She loves little creatures and the color purple, so it was meant to be.

The prints are ADORABLE!

The top I made is the Simply Sweet Tunic from Wink Designs.

I loved the finished product, but the process was a little tedious.   There was no size chart, and I had to measure the pattern to find the right size.  Laikyn is 5 and wears a 6 in store bought clothing.   I made a size 7 and she has room to grow.    I don’t like to make muslins, but I definitely suggest that (as does the pattern) if you’re unsure what size to sew.

It has cute details, the elastic in the cuffs and the neck ties.    I chose to sew some measuring tape ribbon on instead of making bias ties, I think that’s my favorite detail!

The fabric is organic sheeting and it has a wonderful silky feel and drapes beautifully.   Very pleased with the quality.

I used the Wombats and Love Hearts for the main body and Sunrays for the coordinate.

Thank you Karen for letting me try some out!

Happy early Wombat Day!  A great excuse to pick up some of this cute fabric, haha!

Wombat Wonderland by Saffron Craig, available at HoneyBeGood

Use code WOMBATS for 20% your purchase through Oct 28th!

Have a great weekend!

xo Lindsey

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Beehive ATL + a fabric sale

I moved into my space at the Beehive Atlanta yesterday.  Phew!

I’m crossing my fingers that my things do well there.  I’m quite nervous!

Handmade coops are a wonderful thing and I’m so thankful to have the opportunity at both Collective and Beehive.

I want to do a little store tour of both in the coming weeks.   It’s like being inside of Etsy, so much gorgeous, handcrafted goodness all around!

Also wanted to share that Fort Worth Fabric is having a 25% off sale on all Moda fabrics.

I want to get some of this Mama Said Sew text print.   Can’t beat under $7 a yard!

Sale includes Bella Solids too which are $4.88 a yard. (eek!)   Good until end of day tomorrow 10/17.

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Zakka Along Week 23 :: Happy Garland Message Board

This post is part of the Zakka Style Sew Along, please visit here to catch up if you’re just joining us!

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Welcome to week 23!  2 projects to go…

Lots of pretty little coin purses last week::

There were 18 projects entered and the winner is #16 Laurie!

Congratulations Laurie and thank you Art Gallery for the beautiful fabric bundles!

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This week our project is the Happy Garland Message Board designed by Katrien Van Deuren of  A bit of Pilli Pilli.

It is such a charming little project!   I can picture it my kitchen or sewing room to hold my lists and notes.

Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade is sharing her version today, so be sure to visit her.

You will love her style, she is full of inspiration!

When you’ve finished your project, come back and link it up for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm.

You may begin linking up your finished Message Board today through Sunday September 9th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm.

Click on the frog picture below to link up your (one) project or to view the entries.



Have fun sewing this week!

Lindsey

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Zakka Along Week 20 :: Little Pocket Pillowcase

This post is part of the Zakka Style Sew Along, please visit here to catch up if you’re just joining us!

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We’re inching closer to the finish line of the sew along, today starts week 20!

More cuteness overload with all of these sugar cookie sacks:

(click on the picture to be linked to the creator of each project)

We had holiday cookies, fruit shaped cookies, chocolate ones and cookies with bead sprinkles.  So much creativity!

Thank you for continuing to inspire each week by making the project your own.

We had 25 entries this week for the $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm and the winner is #16, Simone!

Thank you Fabricworm!

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This weeks project is the Little Pocket Pillowcase, and it is SO cute.    The project was designed by Meg Spaeth of Elsie Marley.

Our guest blogger this week is Lee from Freshly Pieced!

You are going to love her project and she also has a great tutorial for cutting your diamond pieces.

Once you’ve finished your project this week, come back and link up for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Le Femme from Robert Kaufman.

This entire line is printed on essex linen/cotton, dreamy!

You may begin linking up your finished Little Pocket Pillowcases today through Sunday August 19th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the fat quarter bundle of Le Femme from Robert Kaufman.

Click on the frog picture below to link up your (one) project or to view the entries.



Have fun this week!

Lindsey

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