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Zakka 2.0 Week 10 :: Bloom Time Quilt

Week 9 winner, # 17 Linh!



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.





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!




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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 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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Zakka 2.0 Week 4 :: Cafe Apron

Week 3 Winner, # 48 Amy from LA!


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!



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,



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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!

fabricsAyumi’s Etsy Shop

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

Pinked Fabrics

Fabric Supply



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

Grayline Fabrics :: Judy solid linen

Fabric-store.com :: Middle weight linen





Cosmo Floss by Lecien available at:

Perle Cotton


Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Heather Bailey Designer Felt

Lupin (UK store)

One of the Flock


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!


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!



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Orbit QAL Week 3 :: Another piecing week!

How’s everyone coming along on this Monday?

Today starts week 3 of the QAL and we are still piecing this week.

I know several of you are done, woot!  They are looking awesome.   Add yours to the flickr group if you haven’t yet, I’d love to see it!

Here is Rumeysa’s completed top:


Pinkebody has a scrappy version in progress: 

I love the dark yellow corners in the one orbit!

And Rebecca is working on a beautiful top:

I have one row left to sew on mine and I hope to get that finished today.

Next week we will start working on our quilt backing and getting our quilts sandwiched and ready for quilting.

xo Lindsey


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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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 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.


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!



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.




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!




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





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?


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!



ribbon jar

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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Piecing Batting Scraps with Seam Tape

Have you seen this stuff?


I got a sample from Pellon a few months back and had a chance to use it this morning.

It’s really quite handy!

I pieced together some batting scraps to sandwich a mini quilt and took some pics to share with you.


All you need is the tape, scissors, batting scraps and a hot iron.

Trim the edges of your scraps so they can nest as flush as possible next to each other.


Cut a piece of tape to fit the seam and iron it in place.

Flip and repeat for the backside and that’s it!




The packaging says it’s safe for quilting once you’re done as well as machine washable and dryer safe.

I’ll let you know how that goes when I finish my mini.

You can find it at Pellon and JoAnn’s.  Amazon also has it in black.

I’m a hoarder of all scraps, so I’m glad to have a quick way to put the batting ones to use!


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Poodle Skirt

Tomorrow is my little girl’s 50th day of Kindergarten and they are celebrating all things 50’s.

Little kids decked out in poodle skirts, pony tails, white tees and blue jeans.    Too much cuteness!

It was much more cost effective to make her a skirt and I found a great tutorial for a simple circle skirt over at MADE.

I used pink fleece from JoAnn’s and found the black and white striped ribbon in the clearance section for a $1.

I printed this poodle and traced it onto a scrap of fabric that I fused with Wonder Under and then appliqued it to the skirt.

For the leash I used fabric glue to secure the ribbon in the shape I wanted and then stitched it down with matching thread.

All for $7, can’t beat that!

Good for twirling too!


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