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Hoop-La E-book Winners!




Meghan eschbaugh

Your project turned out so cute! Great job!




Such a fun idea for a book, I’ve never seen it before. Thanks for the chance to win :)


Congrats ladies!  I’ve sent an email to each of you.

Have a great weekend!




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Craft Book Month :: Hoop La! + giveaway

Today is my stop during the 3rd annual Craft Book Month at Craft Buds!

My book choice is Hoop La! : 100 Things to Do with Embroidery Hoops by Kirsty Neale.


This book is full of ADORABLE ideas for making hoops and all are small projects.   I’m a beginner at embroidery and I chose this book as a way to practice my skills and end up with something cute to hang around the house.

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Now,  when I say adorable, I mean seriously so so cute.    Pretty much every single one is something I would love to make and that’s hard to say about 100 projects.   Well done Kirsty!

The projects combine embroidery and appliqué along with lots of creative ideas for embellishing your hoop from wood staining to crochet.

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At the end of the book there are instructions and photos for embroidery stitches, how to crochet and tips on appliquéing.   Pretty much everything a beginner needs.

I chose to make 1 of the hoops from a 3 part series called ‘What’s Cooking”(shown below).

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This project combines fused appliqué and embroidery.  I would have never thought to combine the two and it really adds such a fun dimension to the finished project.

My stitches are far from perfect, but the process was relaxing and I enjoyed having a project that could travel easily with me.



If you think you’d like to try out some of the hoops, leave a comment and I’ll draw  (2) winners and send you an e-book version of Hoop La!   Open to US and International readers.     Open until Friday, Sept 6th at noon EST.

There are also giveaways all month long when you link up a project made from a craft book.   Details on the hop and contest below:

xo Lindsey

Blog Hop

Week One

Monday 9/2: Fabric Mutt / LRstitched

Tuesday 9/3: Stitch This! The Martingale Blog / Stitched in Color

Wednesday 9/4: Fabric Seeds / Pile O Fabric

Thursday 9/5: The Feisty Redhead / Rae Gun Ramblings

Friday 9/6: Sew-Fantastic / Clover + Violet

Saturday 9/7: A Prairie Sunrise / Small Town Stitcher

Week Two

Monday 9/9: Hopeful Threads / Go To Sew

Tuesday 9/10: The Sewing Rabbit / Sewing Mama RaeAnna

Wednesday 9/11: Marci Girl Designs / imagine gnats

Thursday 9/12: Sew Sweetness / amylouwhosews

Friday 9/13: Lindsay Sews / 13 Spools

Saturday 9/14: Inspire Me Grey / Angela Yosten 

Week Three
Monday 9/16: Sew Very / Craftside
Tuesday 9/17: The Littlest Thistle / CraftFoxes

9/1-9/30: Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October, 1!
2012 Craft Book Month Projects (L to R):

Sew Crafty Jess, Sewing Rabbit, Stitched in Color, MissKnitta’s Studio

To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you’ve made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! You’ll tell us a little about the book, the project, how you personalized it, etc.


1) One entry per person. 

2) Your craft book project must have been completed in 2013. 

3) Create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2013 or later) and link back to Craft Buds/Craft Book Month in your post or photo description. In your post or photo description, make sure to list the craft book you used and provide a link if possible.

4) All winners chosen via Some prizes available to international winners, so please join us!


Visit Craft Buds and link up your craft book project during the window of Sept 1-30 and you’ll automatically be entered to win some fantastic prizes from the Craft Book Month sponsors!

No time to make a project? You can also follow Craft Buds all month long for your chance to comment and win some new sewing and quilting books for your library.

 Craft Book Month at Craft Buds


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Zakka 2.0 Week 9 :: My Scrappy Box

Week 8 winner, #7 Mary Moon!

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We are to the halfway point of the sew along this week and I have been so inspired by all that has been created thus far.  So much creativity!

This week’s project is a three dimensional box perfect for storing notions or scraps.    My Scrappy Box is simple project but can be confusing trying to follow with the limited diagrams.  Krista from Poppyprint is sharing her version today along with some clarification to help you navigate the pattern.

I’ll also be sharing a post with some pictures for steps 11-14 to help you visualize these tricky steps.

Once it clicks for you, the project goes together quickly!

The prize for linking up this week is (1) yard of Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911FF and a $50 gift certificate to Zip It!




You may link up your finished  Scrappy Box today through Sunday August 4th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Pellon Fusible Featherweight 911F and the $50 GC to Zip It.


To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.




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Zakka 2.0 Week 8 | Books for Baby Quilt

Week 7 winner, #3 Debbie!

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I just love the project for this week, the Books for Baby Quilt.   This  project uses paper piecing and a chance to use scrap fabrics to make the little book covers.     Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts is sharing her quilt today and her finished project is so cute!

This project is one of the larger in the book so the prize this week is a big one too.  Our linkup prize this week includes (1) twin size Legacy by Pellon Natural Cotton batting, a $50 gift certificate to Form&Fabric and a welcome pack from Spoonflower that includes a $35 shop credit, the book “Field Guide to Fabric Design” by Kim Kight and a swatch book with samples of all fabric and materials Spoonflower uses for printing.

SO thankful for the generosity of the sponsors!




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You may link up your finished quilt or quilt top today through Sunday July 28th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the batting from Pellon, the $50 GC to Form&Fabric and the welcome pack from Spoonflower.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.

Have fun this week!


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Zakka 2.0 Week 6 | Apple Bib

Week 5 winner, #23 Robin (Not Ever Sewing)

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Quarter 1 winner of a $50 Fat Quarter Shop GC, #233 Sally P.

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We’re moving out of the kitchen and on to a project for the kiddos this week with the Yum Yum Apple Bib.    And a bonus, you have no where to head to today because it’s my stop on the sew along! 🙂   I didn’t want to get confusing with too many posts, so everything is included below.  Sorry for the looong post!

The prize for this week’s project includes (1) package Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®, a $25 GC to Form&Fabric, and a $30 GC to Stash Modern.



You may link up your finished Apple Bib today through Sunday July 14th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Wonder Under from Pellon, the $25 GC to Form&Fabric and the $30 GC to Stash Modern Fabrics.

To link up your project, click on the frog below and follow the instructions.

One entry per person, please.


Phew, let’s get to the bib!

I don’t have any babies living at my house these days but I still really enjoyed making the Yum Yum Apple Bib.

It’s quirky, adorable and functional and truly looks like something you’d buy at a boutique shop!   I can’t wait until my nephew is big enough to wear it.

On mine I decided to increase the absorbency by adding a layer of batting in the middle.    When my kids were little they soaked through thin bibs and ended up with wet clothes so I think the extra layer helps.   I went ahead and appliquéd my seeds before sandwiching with the backing so that the stitching did not show on the reverse.

(This picture is after making the sandwich and cutting out my apple shape.)

I also used Vinyl Fuse on the backing fabric so that nothing could leak through.    (I have seen some struggles with using the Vinyl Fuse, but I  absolutely love it.  You really have to be patient and iron well to make sure the fuse is secure.)

The project goes together quite fast with the most time spent on the binding.   The bib is finished with bias binding and if you are new to using it, make sure not to pull too tight as you go around the curves.   It’s okay for the binding to appear ruffled as you’re sewing.  This is making room for it to ease over the curves and fit snugly.

I love the details in a project and the seeds and leaf are the icing on the cake!   I decided mine needed a stem too. 🙂

If you don’t have a need for a bib, this would be a cute potholder without the ties.  I think I see a red apple potholder in my future!

Have fun sewing this week and be sure to leave a comment on the post to enter my giveaway.

I have 5 sample packs of Aurifil thread, 1 mini fabric pack with sewing stickers from Form&Fabric and a Pellon interfacing/batting charm pack to offer.   I’ll choose 7 winners on Friday July 12th!

xo Lindsey


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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks :: Vol. 7

I’m so excited today to share a block I have in the new issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!

Today is my stop on the blog tour and I have a copy of the magazine to give away too.

My block is called Square Crossing and can be found on page 66.

Quiltmaker also put together a sample idea for a quilt using the block:

I love all things scrappy, so that’s where my quilt design would head.   With polka dots of course.


The block would also be pretty by itself as a pillow front or pieced in to a bag or tote.

There are lots of beautiful blocks in this issue.  I know you’ll like it!

If you’d like a chance to win a copy, just leave a comment and I’ll pick a winner on Monday, May 5th.

Be sure to visit the Quiltmaker blog as well, they have lots of fun things to give away and you’ll get more sneak peeks into the magazine!

xo, Lindsey


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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!


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


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


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.


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


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.

Zakka Style Sew 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!


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.


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

Open to all readers.   I will use 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.


Good luck!

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


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Tutorial :: Fabric Chain Bunting

Hi all!

Today is my spot on Ellison Lane’s “Spread the Love” Valentine’s blog hop.

I have a tutorial to  help you decorate for Valentine’s Day  (or for every day!) and a giveaway too.

Based on the paper chains I made as a little girl, this fabric chain bunting is perfect for adding a little cheer and using up your fabric scraps too!

I’ll wait while you flashback to Kindergarten and then let’s get started!


Each link in the chain measures 3 inches.   The listed supplies are for a 5 foot chain.  Adjust according to your desired length.

:: You’ll Need ::

:: Step 1 ::

Begin by preparing your fabric strips and interfacing.

Cut your Wonder Under in to (3) rectangles measuring 11 inches x WOF (width of fabric = 17 inches).


Sub cut each rectangle in to (8) strips measuring 2″ x 11″ for a total of (20) strips.   Set aside the extra (4) strips.


From your fabric cut (40) strips.   You will use two strips per link in the chain.   (One for the front, one for the back).


:: Step 2 ::

Sort your fabrics in to ‘front’ and ‘back’ piles.   This is helpful for assembly line ironing!

You will need  (1) front fabric strip, (1) back fabric strip, (1) interfacing strip, and your template to make each chain piece.


Starting with your front fabric strips and with a hot iron, apply a strip of fabric to each piece of interfacing.

Fuse according to manufacturers instructions.

(For Wonder Under, one side is paper backed.   Fuse to the exposed ‘rough’ side first).



You need to allow the paper to cool completely before continuing to the next step.   If you try to remove the backing right away, the second sticky side will come right off with the paper.

Enough time will have passed on your first strip by the time you have completed all of the ‘front’s.

:: Step 3 ::

Carefully peel the paper backing off of each strip.


Using your back strips, fuse your fabric to the reverse side of your chain piece.


:: Step 4 ::

Lay your chain template onto a strip and trim the excess from the bottom and around the point. Repeat for all strips.



 :: Step 5 ::

Place the template back onto your strip and fold them in half together along the length.    Snip into the marked line at the bottom of the strip.


Using the lines marked on the pointed end of your template (or eye it, it’s a 1/2″ cut on each side!), snip into the pointed end of your strip piece.


:: Step 6 ::

Roll your strip into a ring, tucking the pointed end into the hole you snipped in the bottom.


Carefully pull the point through and adjust your ‘arrow tails’ so that they lie flat against the backside of the link.


You’ve completed your first link!


Just like in a paper chain, continue to link each chain onto the previous one to grow your bunting.


Once your strips are made, kids can help assemble with a little instruction from you.    My kids love to craft, so we’re having fun putting together a loooong fabric chain!

When the holiday is over you can easily disassemble and store flat until you want to use your fabric chain again.



The giveaway today is from Lima Sews Fabric Shop on Etsy.

Lima Sews is a small business based in Portland. OR that offers beautiful fabrics and longarm quilting services too.

They’ve offered up a Fat Quarter Bundle of Mona Luna’s Havana for me to give to one of you.   This fabric is so cute and it’s organic!

The bundle includes 16 fat quarters.

havana full collection

For a chance to win just leave a comment below.

And share your favorite childhood craft, too, if you’d like.  I’d love to know.

Did you make paper chains too?

Open to all readers, US and International.   I will leave open until Tuesday, Feb 5th at 12 noon EST.


Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations is sharing another Valentine tutorial today, so be sure to visit her too.

The hop continues through the rest of the week.  Enjoy!

In addition to the tutorials, there are two giveaways each day from small businesses.
Blog: LR Stitched – Giveaway: Lima Sews Fabric Shop
Blog: Owen’s Olivia – Giveaway: During Quiet Time


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Quilt Winner!

Thank you for each and every comment and for sharing in my excitement!   You made this happy time for me even happier.

This community is a special one and I’m grateful that each of you were kind enough to celebrate my news! selected a winner and it’s #27 Mary K!


xo Lindsey


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