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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  1. Barbie clothes! Yep, then I had a Betsy McCall doll, and finally a perfect 1/12 model to fit real dresses (for women 5'5" and 105 pounds) Wanted to be a dress designer but 200 or so quilts later, I think that ship has sailed. Thanks for the memories!!!

  2. Hi Susan! I, too, started sewing Barbie doll clothes but gave that up quickly because they weren't perfect enough for me. I did sew quite a bit of my own clothes and had an aunt that was a professional tailor. I wish I had been able to spend more time with her, and to see if quilting interested her at all. I also recall making a quilt and tying it when I was about 10 from discarded clothing I found in the basement. I often wonder what happened to that very first quilt. I cut a template out of heavy cardboard. What a fabulous way to celebrate National Sewing Month. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


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