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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 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 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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Sewing Summit, Pellon Projects, Etsy, oh my!

I have several things to share and felt a bit silly doing a separate post for each.

So this is a random mash up post to get it all out there!    If you ever meet me in person, this is not unlike my personality.   Once I start talking I tend to word vomit on a zillion topics.

I don’t get out much, lol.

(1)  Sewing Summit!

I’m super excited to share that I’ll be teaching this year.

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My class will be on Sewing with Leather and will be a 2-part lecture + hands on class.

The lecture will go over  sourcing, sewing, and caring for leather/suede in your sewing projects along with inspiration, tips and tricks.

In the hands on class we will take what we learned in the lecture and put it to use in making a tote bag with suede accents.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, April 16th at 10am MST!  

It’s going to be lots of fun, I hope to see you there!

(2)  Pellon Projects

I signed on last year to be a Pellon Projects Designer and I turned in my first tutorial a couple weeks ago.

It’s for a roll up cosmetics case.   I made these for swap gifts at Sew South and just loved how the pattern turned out.  I can’t wait to share it with you.

I’m still waiting to hear when the tutorial will go live, but I will be sure to keep you updated.     The Pellon website was just given a fresh new look, so pop over and peek if you haven’t been by in awhile.   It looks great!

(3)  I finally updated my Etsy shop, and have large and small clutches and key fobs available.    Use coupon LR15OFF for 15% off, cause I love ya!

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(4)  I’m thankful to welcome a new sponsor, Lima Sews!

Linh has a gorgeous Etsy shop full of modern fabrics and also offers long arm quilting too.

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What else…

I’m way behind on sharing about Sew South.    I got home, then it was Easter, last week was Spring Break and this week I’m planning a baby shower for my sister’s first babe.   Feeling a little cuckoo lately.     I also finally got with the times and joined Instagram.  You can follow me @lrstitched if you’d like to see my bits of randomness.

I think that’s it.   Hope you’re having a great start to the week and that you and your loved ones are safe.   I just read about what happened in Boston and am so sad.    I just cannot understand the why behind this.     Trying to remember that there is more love than hate in this world and focus on that.    Thoughts and prayers are with these families.

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!

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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:

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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 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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Zakka Sew Along :: Wrap Up

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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It’s a bittersweet day, today is the last day of the Zakka Style Sew Along!

A quick peek at the final projects ::

(Please click on the picture to be linked to the creator of each project.  If your project is not featured, please visit here to change your picture permissions.)

We had 14 entries for this final week and the winner of the Le Femme fat quarter bundle is :: #4 Vera!

Congrats Vera and thank you SO much Robert Kaufman for generously donating 8 of these fat quarter bundles!!

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Another BIG thank you to each of you for sewing along and making this so much fun!   I think everyone has learned and made new friends and had a good time.

I’m grateful to each of you for your participation.   You have offered your encouragement and also helped to trouble shoot errors in the book to help make it better.  Thank you!

One last request, please take a moment to either comment in the Flickr group  or email Rashida if you have any suggestions for helping to make the book even better.

Did you find any errors that were missed?

Is there anything that you would of like to see?  (more photos, more illustrations, etc)

Zakka Style’s author, Rashida, has been active in the discussion group on Flickr and she is trying to collect info to help make future books even better and to let the publishers know what readers want!

She has also posted a wrap up to the sew along, so take a moment to visit with her here.

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Before you go, I have a few prize winners left to announce!

Our 4th quarter winner (from all entered projects during weeks 19-24) will receive a complete fat quarter bundle of Rashida’s fabric line Washi from Timeless Treasures!

There were 122 projects entered and the winner is :: #115 Amy Made That! by eamylove

Congrats Amy!!

I’m also going to draw 2 winners for a fat quarter bundle of Le Femme from all of the entries in the Sew Along!

There were 756 (!!!) projects entered over the course of the sew along and the 2 winners are ::

#79, Wendy, the Crafter’s Apprentice

#243, Linda from So Sew

Congrats ladies!!

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Please give a big thank you to all of our sponsors who generously offered prizes each week!

That’s it!  I’ll miss seeing your creativity each week, but hopefully we can sew along again soon!

xo,Lindsey

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Zakka Along Week 24 :: Nesting Boxes

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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I can’t believe the end is here, but today starts the last week of the Zakka Style Sew Along!

(Please click on the picture to be linked to the creator of each project.  If your project is not featured, please visit here to change your picture permissions.)

There were 27 entries last week for the $25 gift certificate to Fabricworm.  The winner is #23 Robin from Not Ever Sewing!

Congrats Robin and thank you Fabric Worm for your sponsorship of the sew along!

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For the last week of the sew along, the project is an adorable trio of nesting boxes designed by Laurraine Yuyama of Patchwork Pottery.

Kati of From the Blue Chair is inspiring us this week with her set of Christmas themed nesting boxes.   They are so cute and I love the free motion stitching designs she incorporated.

Be sure to visit her, she has taken great photos to help you see the finishing technique a bit better and she’s offering a giveaway too!

After finishing your nesting boxes, come back and link them up for a chance to win a bundle of Le Femme from Robert Kaufman.

You may begin linking up your finished Nesting Boxes today through Sunday September 16th 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.



 

Be sure to come back next week as we wrap up the sew along!

All link ups are open, so make sure to add in your projects if you completed them after the deadline.   We will have our 4th quarter drawing next week!

I have truly enjoyed the camaraderie and creativity of this group.  Thank you to each of you for joining in and contributing to make this sew along great!

Lots of love, Lindsey

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