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Zakka Along Week 16 :: Patchwork Ribbon

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


**Update: Our guest blogger for this week wasn’t able to do her post, so there will not be an inspiration post this week.   I apologize for any confusion.  Please keep Heather in your thoughts!

Hello week 16!

Last week you all made such well-dressed little elephants…

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

How cute?!

All of the modifications are so clever.  I especially love Simone’s addition of arms.   It really changes the look!

Alright, so we had 18 entries and the winner of the $15 gift certificate to the Intrepid Thread is #12, Kirsten @ Gemini Stitches.

Congratulations Kirsten and thank you so much to the Intrepid Thread!


This weeks project is the Patchwork Ribbon designed by Melody Miller (of Ruby Star fame).

I love the unexpected usefulness of this project!  I would have never dreamed up making fabric ribbon, but it is such a great idea and would really be the cherry on top of a handmade gift.

If you decide to make some patchwork ribbon  of your own, be sure to come back and enter it for a chance to win an AMAZING prize pack of Cosmo threads from Lecien.   

You may begin linking up your finished Patchwork Ribbon today through Sunday July 22nd at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Cosmo thread sampler from Lecien!

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

Wishing you a  creative week!




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Zakka Along Week 12 :: Hand Warmers

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


Though I can hardly believe it, this weeks project is the halfway point in the book!

I hope you have enjoyed sewing along thus far.

As always, here’s a little sampling of the projects  from last week:

(click on the picture to view the creator of each pouch)

There were 31 entries in the giveaway for the fat quarter bundle of Summerlove from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Random.org has chosen and the winner is #15 Mary Moon Designs!

Thank you Art Gallery and congratulations to Mary!


This week we are making the Happy Couple Hand Warmers.

I’m excited to have Nova from A Cuppa and a Catchup sharing with us today!

She has offered up adorable inspiration and also tips on embroidery.

I know you’ll find her post very helpful!

Nova is a very talented designer who adds the most whimsical hand stitching to her projects.

She designed the Itty Bitty Quilt block magnets from the book too!


   Projects that are completed and entered this week are eligible to win a $15 gift certificate to the Intrepid Thread.

You may begin linking up your finished Hand Warmers today through Sunday June 24th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the $15 gift certificate to the Intrepid Thread!

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

Also, when the random winner is chosen next week for the Hand Warmer project, I will also be selecting a winner for the end of the 2nd Quarter projects. (Projects 7-12)

If you didn’t make the original deadline, be sure to go back and link up your projects from weeks 7-12.   All entries will go into a drawing for a Fat Quarter Bundle of Le Femme from Robert Kaufman!

You can find the original posts for these projects by clicking on the Zakka Along tab at the top of my blog.

Have a great week!



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Zakka Along Week 5 :: Pencil Case

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


Hello week 5!  I can’t believe how quickly these  Mondays arrive.

How are your projects going?

Last week was another good one in the flickr group, take a peek:

(click on the picture to be linked to the maker of each sewing kit)

It was a lot of fun to see the way everyone personalized their kit!

This last week we had 59 entries and the winner of the $30 gift certificate to Zip It is :

#57, Annie

Thank you so much Zip It!


This week we are making the Patchwork Pencil Case and Kerry will be inspiring us with her take on this cute project!

Projects that are completed and linked this week are eligible to win a fat quarter bundle of Le Femme by Melissa Crowley.

I am quite excited about this line!

It will be available to purchase in June and it’s printed on Robert Kaufman’s Essex linen/cotton base which is dreamy to sew with.

RK has generously donated 8 fat quarter bundles of this line to giveaway during the sew along.   Thank you Robert Kaufman!

You may begin linking up your finished Pencil Cases today through Sunday May 6th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win the Le Femme fat quarter bundle.

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

Head on over and visit Kerry and make sure to visit her and Penny’s pattern shop, Sew Ichigo.

I just purchased the Kitchen Classics set and I can’t wait to sew up a Kitchen Aid block!

Have fun this week, Lindsey


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Giveaway Day!

I can’t believe it’s time again for Giveaway Day, but I’m ready and excited!

If this is your first time here, welcome!   Poke around and see if you can find a tutorial you might like to try or a little crafty inspiration.

For those who regularly read, you know how much I love ya, but you can never say thank you enough!   THANK YOU for coming here and encouraging me with your comments and giving me inspiration!

On to the fun stuff…

I had a lot of fun participating in the Goodie Bag Swap, so I thought you might like to win a Goodie Bag for yourself!?

You have a chance to win this Noodlehead Go Anywhere Bag that I made, stuffed full of goodies.   I left a few of the goodies out of the bag for the picture, because part of the fun is the surprise!

This is my favorite time of year, and I absolutely LOVE to give gifts.   I can’t wait to give this to one of you!

If you’d like to be entered, just leave me a comment telling me what’s on your Christmas wishlist this year.

Giveaway is open to International readers too and will remain open until 8pm est on Friday, Dec 16th.   Winner will be selected by random.org and I will post shortly after the close!

That’s it, good luck!




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Pinwheel Potholder :: Tutorial + Giveaway

Hi there!  Today I’m going to give you the basics to make an 8×8 quilted potholder that has a modernized pinwheel design.

Each pinwheel block  is foundation pieced and then all 12 are sewn together.   If you’ve never foundation pieced, don’t be intimidated!  This is a great tutorial on how to do it and the pinwheel is really simple and would be a great first-time project using this method.

I’m providing the template for the pinwheels and basic instructions for piecing the layout and putting the potholder together.   This project uses small amounts of fabric, so it’s difficult to give exact yardage.

You have two options for making the pinwheels.   When you print the template there are (5) – 2.5″ squares per page.  The patchwork portion of the potholder uses (12) – 2.5″ squares.

If you would prefer to paper piece, print out 3 template pages and use 12 of the squares.   The other option is to cut (12) 2.5″ squares from your solid fabric and foundation piece without paper.   This is the method I chose because it saves the mess of tearing away the paper.

If you want to go this route, use 1 of the template squares and cut away the side triangles leaving the center ‘kite’.

You will use that as a guide to trace your sewing lines onto the solid squares.   This makes sense to me as I type, but please let me know if it sounds confusing to you!

You will need:

  • PinwheelPotholderTemplate
  • 8×8 + 8×6 pieces of Insulbrite  (you could also use regular batting, but it will not be as heat-resistant)
  • 10 prints measuring 6×6 each (if you are utilizing scraps you just need enough to cover 4  triangles per print, so you can easily use 4 different sized scraps)
  • 1 solid measuring about 14×14
  • double fold binding
  • 8×8 piece for the inside of the potholder
  • 8×8 piece for the backside of the potholder
  • 8×6 piece for the backside of the patchwork piece

Once you’ve decided how you want to piece (paper piecing vs. foundation piecing directly on the fabric) prepare your squares by cutting 12 of the paper templates or 12 fabric squares with your ‘kite’ drawn in the center of each.

Below I’ve shown you the layout of all 12 blocks.  Figure out where you want each print to go and then assign each a number.   Write the number in the spot that will use that fabric.  Now you can piece your blocks more quickly!

Once you have all 12 squares complete, arrange in the layout above.   Now we need to piece them together.  Start in the top left corner and piece the top row together with a 1/4″ seam.   You can press seams open or to the side, whichever you prefer.

Then you will piece all 3 rows together and will end up with this beauty.

Next we need to make a quilt sandwich with the patchwork piece.   (*Note, I will be using a different patchwork piece for my pictures using the same measurements.)

Grab your 8×6 piece of insulbrite and your 8×6 lining piece.   Layer lining piece wrong side up, then insulbrite, and your patchwork piece last, right side up.    Pin or spray baste and then quilt as desired.

Now, take a piece of your binding and bind the top edge of the patchwork piece.

Repeat the quilt sandwich for the back portion of the potholder.  Start with your 8×8 backing piece wrong side up, then insulbrite and last your 8×8 inside piece, right side up.  Quilt as desired.

Time to  put it all together!

With the lining right side up, place your patchwork piece on top and line up the bottom edges.

Baste by sewing around the sides and bottom outside edges, very close to the edge.   Just enough to hold the two together.

Finish by binding the completed square.

Make a few more and you have a great hostess gift or just something pretty to use in your own kitchen!  You can substitute any patchwork piece using the same measurements.


If you made it this far, thank you!  I thought I’d have a little giveaway just for fun.

I will draw 3 winners:

1st winner :: will get a 1/2 yard of Insulbrite and a bag of scraps to get started making a Pinwheel Potholder.   This is for current followers of LRstitched.  Just leave a comment telling me what colors you would use for your potholder!

2nd winner  :: will also get a 1/2 yard of Insulbrite and a bag of scraps for making a potholder.  This is for NEW followers of LRstitched.  Just leave me a comment to let me know you are a new follower and also the colors you would use!

3rd winner :: will get the Dresden potholder pictured above.   I will draw from all comments left!

Giveaway is open to  international readers too!  I will close it on Thursday, October 20 at 12 noon EST.    Winners will be selected using random generator.

xo, Lindsey


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Winner Winner!

We have a winner!

For some reason WordPress would not let me post the random.org widget, but from 645 entries, #6 is the winner.

#6, RoseRead, Congrats! I’ll send you an email now.


Beautiful quilt!

If you didn’t win and you’re interested in making one of these yourself, be sure to go vote HERE.   It’s looks like as of right now, we’ll do a tutorial and a sew-a-long.  It will be fun!

Enjoy the day,


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Speechless. + a Poll

If you’re looking for the SewMamaSew giveaway, it’s HERE.  It ends tonight at midnight est!

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Oh.my.gosh, you have no idea how blown away I am by your response to this giveaway!

Seriously, THANK YOU for your sweet comments.  I have read every single one.

I am a little sad that you can’t all win because there are so many new mamas out there, a sweet little girl who thinks I’ve gone a bit crazy for giving away a quilt (such a sweet comment!), grandmas, people wanting to donate the quilt to charity or just hang it in their sewing room.

I am so touched and I’ve enjoyed visiting your blogs and ‘meeting’ each of you!

Well, I did get the binding done!  Phew.  Here’s an updated photo:

Many of you asked about the design and it’s one I made up myself.   It’s nothing complicated, but I would love to share it with you if you’d like to see how I made it.

There were a lot of you who said you didn’t think you could make it, but I know that you can!

I wanted to ask your opinion.  Would you prefer a tutorial or would you like to do a sew-along.  Or both!  If you wouldn’t mind voting, I’ll be sure and get to work. 

Here’s the original, Sewing Circle Quilt,  it’s a small  lap size quilt, about 40 x 60.

Thank you again, you each encourage me to keep the creativity flowing.  I’ll post the winner first thing in the morning, good luck!

xo, Lindsey


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Giveaway time!

Earlier this year I hosted our monthly meeting of the Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild.   I chose “Tools of the Trade” as our topic and Robert Kaufman kindly donated Kona color cards for our members!

I had an extra, so I thought I’d offer it as a giveaway for you!

I absolutely love it and it’s quickly become one of my favorite tools.   It makes matching super easy and it’s inspiring to have all of the colors right in front of you.  I know you’ll love it too!

Here’s the deets on how to enter:

  • 1 entry for leaving a comment telling me your favorite Kona color
  • 1 entry for becoming a blog follower (comment again telling me you did)
  • 1 entry for blogging about the giveway (comment again with the link)
  • 1 entry for tweeting the giveway (comment again with the link)

Prize is 1 Kona Color Card, giveaway is open to everyone!   Contest will close Wednesday April 27th at 9 pm EST.  I will post the winner on Thursday and contact them by email too.  (make sure you have an email address attached to your profile or leave in the comment!)

Thanks for visiting, Good Luck!



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