Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Midweek Makers #247

Welcome to Midweek Makers - I'm happy you've joined us! 

midweek makers with a pumpkin

First, a congratulations to Kathy, the winner of the National Sewing Month Book Bundle 1! Today is the last day to celebrate but there's still time to enter the second giveaway. The winner will be announced at next week's Midweek Makers.

Now let's do some sharing, shall we? My share is a visit to the pumpkin patch, with an adorable photo of Pumpkin Peek-a-Boo.

pumpkin and black cat wall hanging set in a pumpkin patch by QuiltFabrication

We had to wait a week or so for pumpkins to arrive around here, and this patch sure has quite the variety of pumpkins to choose from. My kitty looks so at home! I would have brought Pumpkat Patch too, but he was taking a nap. Typical cat.

With tomorrow the first of October, I'm looking for anything with fall colors! A few guests have happily obliged. 

Vicki of Vicki's Crafts and Quilting made this adorable black and white checked pumpkin pillow,

black and white check pumpkin pillow

LeeAnna and Milo of Not Afraid of Color are sharing this fall wall hanging,

autumn wall hanging

Viridian is sharing this quilt full of fall color.

scrap quilt of fall colors

What's your share this week? Are you working with fall colors?

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Monday, September 28, 2020

National Sewing Month - Giveaway 2

Welcome back for another giveaway day to celebrate National Sewing Month!

sewing tools for nat'l sewing month

Having enjoyed some sort of hand work most of my life, I'm once again honoring the sewing tradition by giving away the following books, courtesy of C&T Publishing. (Affiliate links provided for viewing book contents.)

three sewing books

One lucky winner will receive: 

Color, Thread, and Free Motion Quilting by Teri Lucas. This is a wonderful book, full of color theory for painting with thread, plus plenty of inspiration.

free motion quilting design

Crazy Quilting by Kathy Seaman Shaw. What a beautiful book full of stitches and flowers to create for a crazy quilt or any embroidered project. There's also the bonus of how to add beads and buttons to all that stitching.

crazy quilting hand stitches

Zakka Wool Applique by Minki Kim. This book is full of adorable wool applique designs and numerous projects - it's hard to choose!

strawberry wool appliques on a canister

To win these three fabulous handcraft and sewing books, enter via Rafflecopter below. Contest is open to continental US residents only, today thru midnight Wednesday, September 30. 

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Good luck and Happy Stitching!

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Friday, September 25, 2020

National Sewing Month - Giveaway 1

Since 1982, September is recognized as National Sewing Month, in honor of the importance of home sewing to our nation. To celebrate, I have two days of giveaways scheduled, today, September 25, and Monday, September 28 - be sure to enter both! 

sewing tools

Like most who quilt, I started sewing Barbie clothes at the age of ten, on my mother's cast iron White sewing machine. I can't imagine how I did those little sleeves and legs, though I'm sure my mom's leftover stretchy polyester scraps helped! 

The sewing bug stopped for awhile as I took up crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, plus a lot of cake decorating, but was renewed when a new home required some decoration. Then the babies came, and they, too, required cute clothes made by mom. 

Ultimately, the program Simply Quilts attracted me to quilting because of the amazing work done with fabric and I've been creating and quilting ever since.

So, to honor the sewing tradition, I'm giving away the following books, courtesy of C&T Publishing. (Affiliate links provided for viewing book contents.)

three sewing books

The winner of this bundle of three books will receive:

Sewing Machine Reference Tool by Bernie Tobisch. This book covers maintenance, and trouble-shooting, so you can love your machine. And when the machine is happy, the seamstress/quilter is happy.

sewing machine reference book contents


Playing with Patchwork and Sewing by Nicole Calver. This book has projects for the beginner to the advanced sewing enthusiast, such as quilts, pillows, placemats, coasters, pouches, bags, sleep mask, pencil case, and notebook cover. There's something here for everyone!

playing with patchwork book contents

Serger 101 by Katrina Walker. For all those looking to get more out of their serger, this book is for you! Not only does it have maintenance and troubleshooting tips, but several projects, from placemats to bags to clothing, which include handling difficult fabrics. Quite the book!

serger 101 book contents

To win these three fabulous sewing books, enter via Rafflecopter below. Contest is open to continental US residents only, today thru midnight Sunday, September 27. 

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Good luck, Happy Sewing and I'll see you Monday for another giveaway!

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