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Patchwork Please SAL Reminder

Just a reminder that the second half of the sew along will be hosted by my sweet partner-in-crime, Deb, from A Quilter’s Table.

You will link up for the remaining weeks on her blog and she will do the Monday posts for weeks 11-19!

Hope you’ve had a great week!

Lindsey

 

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Zakka 2.0 Week 10 :: Bloom Time Quilt

Week 9 winner, # 17 Linh!

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Hi all!   Today starts Week 10 of the sew along and the 1st day of school at my house.    It’s been a busy morning!

This week’s project is the largest in the book, the Swedish Bloom Time Quilt.    Kerry from Very Kerry Berry is sharing the quilt she made for her daughter today and it is a beauty!!

The prize for linking up this week includes (3) yards of fusible fleece from Pellon, a $50 gift certificate to Mountain of the Dragon and a Bernina welcome pack that includes a tote bag, lap top sleeve, fabric bundle and a Bernina drinking glass.

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You may link up your finished project today through Sunday August 11th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Fusible Fleece from Pellon, the $50 GC to Mountain of the Dragon and the swag bag from Bernina.

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

One entry per person, please.

Next week Debbie will pick up the weekly postings, so be sure to visit her at A Quilter’s Table starting next Monday!

There will also be a drawing for the 2nd quarter of projects for a $50  GC to the Fat Quarter Shop.   Be sure to link up your projects for week’s 6-10 if you haven’t done so yet.

Have a great day!

Lindsey

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My Scrappy Box, tips for steps 11-13

One of the hard parts of a pattern can be making sure that you and the author are on the same page.

We all understand things differently based upon our experiences and when a pattern does not have many diagrams it can be hard to move forward when something doesn’t make sense!

First thing to note is that I believe there is a piece of Errata on page 78 in the yellow tip circle.   Instead of reading 6 1/2 it should read 5 1/2.

This will not concern you if you make the box scrappy as the book shows.  I chose to do a solid exterior and had I followed the tip bubble, my piece would have been too large.

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Because this is a book pattern I can’t be too explicit with a tutorial, but I’ve tried to show with a little more detail how steps 11-13 are completed.

Step 11:

You are simply drawing a box 1/2″ in from each edge that will be your stitch line.   You will start and stop 1/2″ in from each side which will later allow you to fold up into a square shape and stitch your box together.

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Step 12 and 13:

Your lining will remain unsewn which leaves an opening and allows you to insert the interfacing.   I’m showing step 13 here, but they are essentially sewn the same.

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You will pull the lining up and away from the pocket/patchwork piece.   I recommend starting in the center and sewing to one end and going back and finishing the other side.

(My stitching is brown and hard to see, not the black edgestitching you see more clearly.)

This is helpful because to leave the lining free you need to pull a bit as you reach the end of your piece to expose and help the side seam of your piece lay flat.

Below you can see that I am pulling my lining a bit to give room to keep sewing to the end of the piece.

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You want to stop right on the stitch line from the side seam of your pocket/patchwork piece.   I’ve circled below what I’m talking about.    This will be 1/2″ in from the edge.

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I hope this helps you some.   It’s hard to explain without giving too much away!

I’m happy to help through email if you have any detailed questions.  I want you to be successful!

xo Lindsey

P.S.  I chose to machine stitch my side seams, so that is why my box has more rounded corners.

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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!

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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.

 

 

Lindsey

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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!

Lindsey

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Zakka 2.0 Week 7 | Dino-Mite Hat

Week 6 winner, #17 Amanda

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I’m sorry for the delay this morning!  We’re at the beach this week.

This week’s project is a  baby hat complete with dinosaur spikes!   Amy (aka Sukie) is sharing her adorable dino-mite hat with us today along with her advice for this project.

The prize for linking up this week includes a $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics and a fabric bundle and pattern from Pat Bravo!

 

You may link up your finished Dino-Mite hat today through Sunday July 21st at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the fabric and pattern bundle from Pat Bravo and the $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.

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

One entry per person, please.

xo Lindsey

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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.

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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.

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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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Zakka 2.0 Week 5 :: Diamond Placemats

Week 4 Winner, #38 Christine!

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It’s unreal to me that today is July 1st and week 5 of the sew along.   This year is moving fast!

This week we will be finishing up the projects for the kitchen with the Diamond Patchwork Placemat.    Lynne from Lily’s Quilts is sharing her placemat with us today and it is a beauty made from Liberty and linen!

The prize for linking up this week is a Tula Pink premium 12-spool case of thread from Aurifil and a $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.   This spool case is unbelievably gorgeous!!

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You may begin linking up your finished Patchwork Placemat today through Sunday July 7th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the 12 spool Tula Pink thread case from Aurifil and the $20 GC to Pink Chalk Fabrics.

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

One entry per person, please.

 

 

Also, make sure to link up your projects for weeks 1-4 if you haven’t already.   Next Monday I’ll also choose a winner for the first quarterly giveaway to win a $50 GC to Fat Quarter Shop!
xo, Lindsey

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Zakka 2.0 Week 4 :: Cafe Apron

Week 3 Winner, # 48 Amy from LA!
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This week’s project is a pieced cafe apron that would be as cute in the craft room as in the kitchen!   Our blogger this week is Angela from Cut to Pieces and she’s made a beautiful version along with sharing some tips on construction to help you save time and error.   Be sure to stop by and visit her!

For the link up this week we have a 1/2 yard bundle of Essex and Essex yarn dye linens from Robert Kaufman and a $30 GC to Pinked Fabrics.   I don’t have a picture of the bundle, so it will be a surprise combination of the following fabrics coming direct to you from Robert Kaufman!

 

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You may begin linking up your finished Cafe Apron today through Sunday June 30th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the

1/2 yard bundle of linens from Robert Kaufman and the $30 GC to Pinked Fabrics.

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

One entry per person, please.

 

 

Happy Sewing,

Lindsey

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Toaster Cozy

I did a little altering to this week’s project for Patchwork Please, the Tea Cozy.

I love tea but I don’t own a teapot.  I boil water the boring way.

I do have a toaster though so I decided to make my toaster a happy home.

I love how it turned out!

TEA easily rearranged to EAT and I added a little toast applique in place of the teacup.

I tried to paper piece the toast but that was a disaster.   There were a gazillion pieces to make the curved portion of the toast and they measured like 1/8″.

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I added in about 4″ to the width of the front and back pieces and boxed in the corners to make a cozy fit.

I used the same template for rounding the pieces that’s in the book but just added my width to the center.

With the curved top and the boxed corners, it looks a lot like a little house!

The inside could be a lot prettier but I was on a roll and not thinking ahead.  I should have finished my seam before boxing the corners.

I figure no one will see it, so I’m not worried about it.

 

I’ve loved seeing what everyone has linked up so far.    When using a craft book I think it’s important to keep an open mind so that you can allow yourself to be creative.

If the project doesn’t work exactly as is, do some tinkering and make it work for you!

I created a PDF of the toast applique in case anyone wanted to use it.    I used the same technique we used last week in making the applique dishtowels.

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xo, Lindsey

 

 

 

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