#SewYourStyle

facebook_cover_08_24_14National Sewing Month is about to come to a close, which means we’re almost finished with our month long partnership with Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores on the #SewYourStyle Contest! It has been an amazing month of projects and we’ve been SO inspired by the daily blogger projects. We’re also incredibly impressed with all of the contest entries — over 200 in total! Thank you so much to all who have entered and for those who haven’t, you have 1 day left!!

For those who are just joining us, here is a little recap–

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):
Create something unexpected from quilting fabrics. It could be something to wear, something to carry, something to share or to play with. The ‘what’ is truly up to you!

Next steps:
Post your project here, share on Instagram and Twitter with the #sewyourstyle tag (+ tags to Jo-Ann and Pellon® if you’d like), share on Facebook, and of course, tell all of your friends about the super cool thing you made so that they’ll vote for your design.

What’s in it for you:
An awesome new project, of course;). But ALSO… the chance to win $1,000 and a GIANT prize package from Pellon®. Trust us… we may have put together the prize package to end all other prize packages for this one;).

Important Links
the contest
the inspiration 
the pinterest board

And just for your viewing pleasure — here are some of the amazing blogger projects that we’ve seen!!sewyourstyle1
[clockwise from top left: The Sewing RabbitSimple Simon & Co., The Cottage Mama, A Jennuine Life, Damask Love, Sugar Bee Crafts]

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[L to R: Caila Made, girl. Inspired, Shwin&Shwin]

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[Clockwise from top right: It's Always Autumn, Marino Bambinos, Smashed Peas and Carrots, Raegun Ramblings, Delia Creates, Welcome to the Mouse House]

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[clockwise from top L: Midwestern Girl, Haberdashery Fun, Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom, Trinkets in Bloom, In My Own Style, Made to be a Momma, Sewbon]

Happy Sewing!!

 

 

 

Travel Crayon Holder Make It-Take It @ Jo-Ann!

POS slideWe’re betting that a lot of you have already experienced the fun of a Make It-Take It Class at Jo-Ann ;). We love that they offer such fun classes and place such a strong focus on education.

This Saturday, September 13, from 2-3pm, ALL Jo-Ann stores across the country will host a free Make It-Take It to show students how to make a Travel Crayon Holder.

The pocket-sized project holds 3 crayons along with a pint-sized paper pad. It’s perfect to throw in your purse or even stow in your back pocket, handy for anytime your kids need a new activity. The project requires a bit of hand-stitching (or machine stitching if you’re making multiples at home), but most of it comes together with a few well placed pieces of fusible interfacing… Pellon®, of course;).

All materials needed are supplied with the FREE class which will walk you through the step-by-step to create your very own Travel Crayon Holder. It makes a great gift or party favor and your kids will love it!

how to sheetThis Make It-Take It is made possible by Pellon® (all interfacing), Spring’s Creative (Fabric) and Prym/Dritz (Elastic). Find your local store and head on over to Jo-Ann this weekend to join in on the fun! You may want to call in advance as classes are limited to 20 students.

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Happy Sewing!!

 

 

 

Custom Washi Fabric — Trash N2 Tees

This project is one that was shared with us by one of our incredible project designers, Jenelle Montilone from Trash N2 Tees. We thought it was SO darn cool, we had take a moment to share it with all of you;).

So, we all love washi tape, right? The functionality + the beauty + the variety — it’s pretty much a perfect DIY tool. I’ve used it to change the look of a plan white shelf AND to add a little flair to packages destined for customers. Jenelle took the versatility of washi tape one step further with her tutorial on how to use it to make fabric. Yep… you read that right. Turn your favorite washi tape into FABRIC — with the help of some Pellon® interfacing, of course;)!

IMG_0658Washi tape + Medium/Heavyweight Sew-In Interfacing (we like Pellon® 930 Sew-In Midweight or 40 Pellon® Heavyweight Stabilizer) = FABULOUS!

Washi_Projects_SewingVisit Trash N2 Tees for the full tutorial!

 

 

#SewYourStyle — Jo-Ann + Pellon®

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Have you been following along with the Sew Your Style contest by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores? We are SO excited to be a part of this one and get a little giddy every time a new inspiration project is revealed;).

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):
Create something unexpected from quilting fabrics. It could be something to wear, something to carry, something to share or to play with. The ‘what’ is truly up to you!

Next steps:
Post your project here, share on Instagram and Twitter with the #sewyourstyle tag (+ tags to Jo-Ann and Pellon® if you’d like), share on Facebook, and of course, tell all of your friends about the super cool thing you made so that they’ll vote for your design.

What’s in it for you:
An awesome new project, of course;). But ALSO… the chance to win $1,000 and a GIANT prize package from Pellon®. Trust us… we may have put together the prize package to end all other prize packages for this one;).

Important Links
the contest
the inspiration 
the pinterest board

Looking for some inspiration? Check out some of the fabulous projects made by featured bloggers on the Sew Your Style blog tour this week AND for your daily #SewYourStyle inspiration, don’t forget to check in with Jo-Ann every morning!

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Happy Sewing and GOOD LUCK!!

Quilting Live! with Rose DeBoer + Giveaway!

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Next week, on September 11, 12 & 13, Atlanta GA will be host to Quilting LIVE!, a 3-day event featuring workshops, make-it- take-its, trunk shows, quilt exhibits, industry celebrity meet-and-greets, shopping, and other special events. Classes will be offered in a variety of fields, including quilting, bag-making, home decorating and more and attendees will have the opportunity to meet industry icons like Maryann Fons and Liz Porter. To learn more about Quilting LIVE! (perhaps even to plan a last minute trip down?) click here.

We are especially excited about one class in particular — Make a Village: 3-D Fabric Houses with Rose DeBoer, Managing Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine. Rose adapted from Jacqueline deRuyter’s village in Quilting Arts Holiday 2014 and uses our Pellon® 50 Heavyweight Stabilizer as a base. We were thrilled to provide product for the class and are SO looking forward to seeing the gorgeous pieces that her students create. Check out Rose’s post about her class.

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Will you be attending Quilting LIVE!? What classes are you most excited about attending?

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We’re pleased to offer 2 yards of our Pellon® 50 Heavyweight Stabilizer + a copy of Quilting Arts Holiday, which contains the pattern and template for the Village houses. To enter-to-win, please leave a comment letting us know how you might embellish your own fabric house. We’ll accept entries until 11:59pm on Friday, September 5th. A winner will be randomly drawn and notified on Saturday, September 6th. Good luck!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. 

Congratulations to mcwflint for being our winner, randomly selected by random.org :). Have a great weekend all!!

Scrappy Bits Appliqué Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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Today, we are joined by Shannon Brinkley — Designer, Quilter, Blogger and new Author of the recently released Scrappy Bits Appliqué. We simply adore her techniques and are thrilled that she leaned so heavily on Pellon® products to create her gorgeous designs.

About Shannon: (adapted from her blog)
Shannon Brinkley is a teacher turned quilter and designer. She designs modern quilting patterns using traditional quilting techniques as well as raw-edge appliqué techniques that she has developed and written about in her book Scrappy Bits Appliqué, available now!

She nests in the lovely Austin, Texas with her wonderful husband and son. She spends her time sewing, quilting, knitting, reading, writing, cooking, yoga-ing, teaching, and enjoying time with her favorite people.

Find Shannon online: BlogFacebookInstagramPinterestTwitterFlickr

And with that… Welcome to Day 2 of the Scrappy Bits Appliqué Blog Tour!!

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My name is Shannon Brinkley, and I am super excited to share with you about my new book, Scrappy Bits Appliqué. In my book I teach my super fast and easy techniques for raw-edge appliqué. You can use scraps from your stash or start with pieces of larger fabric and cut them down to little “bits” to create a really unique and interesting texture. You can design your own “Scrappy Bits” quilt (I show you how!) or use one of the 8 original quilt projects included in the book.

Around the World Quilt - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon BrinkleyLike my Around the World Quilt…

Tamed Fox Quilt - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon Brinkleyor my sweet Tamed Fox Quilt…

Fallen Leaves Quilted Throw Pillows - Scrappy Bits Applique by Shannon Brinkleyor these fast and fun Fallen Leaves Quilted Throw Pillows!

The process is made all the easier by Pellon®’s wonderful products. I used their 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®, which made fusing the collaged fabrics a breeze! And their 910 Fusible Featherweight interfacing is the perfect foundation for the appliqué piece. In the book, I also share a super fast piecing shortcut using Pellon®’s 820 Quilter’s Grid™ fusible interfacing!

To learn more about my book and see more of my quilts, visit my blog, thebottletree.net, or check out the Scrappy Bits Applique book trailer!

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the GIVEAWAY!!
Shannon has ever so kindly offered up a copy of her book to one lucky winner! To enter to win, tell us which design from those pictured above you’re most excited about making:). Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm on Friday, August 15. Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Saturday, August 16. Good luck!!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Congratulations to Emma!! She was our 28th commenter:). Thanks so much to everyone who entered and don’t forget to order your very own copy of Scrappy Bits Appliqué! It’s an awesome book!!

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Thanks so much Shannon! I’m personally VERY excited about trying out your technique to make my daughter a quilt — now I just have to decide whether it’ll be the Tamed Fox (pictured above) or something like the Oh Deer or Brontosaurus that you have displayed in the Gallery section of the book! SO much fun:).

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Don’t miss the rest of the stops on the book tour — Shannon pulled together an incredibly talented group of designers to share her book!

8/12: C&T Publishing Blog
8/13: Pellon
8/14: I’m a Ginger Monkey
8/15: Quilter’s Newsletter Blog
8/16: Sew Mama Sew
8/17: Casey York
8/18: Generation Q
8/20: Going Home to Roost
8/21: Bottle Tree

Sewing with Nancy

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We’ve got BIG news!! We are a brand new sponsor for the Sewing with Nancy television series, featuring Nancy Zieman. We have long admired Nancy, and, having actually worked with her years ago, are thrilled to be renewing our partnership. Nancy is an inspiration. She has schooled generations in the areas of sewing and quilting and is an industry leader in education, innovation, design, and entrepreneurial spirit. Sewing with Nancy has been a PBS regular for over 30 years. What started out as a one woman operation is now a stunning collaborative effort put together by an incredibly hard-working team. It is backed up by an informative website featuring tips, tricks, tutorials, and other handy info. It is a key online destination, visited daily by beginners and experts alike.

Our sponsorship launched yesterday with the airing of the first episode of Nancy’s new series, Sew Simple with Rectangles and Squares, Part 1. Check your local listings, or if you can’t wait, check it out online.

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To introduce our sponsorship, Nancy and her team tested out a few new Pellon® products (300TC in Ivory & Ultra-Weave™) and showcased the resulting new project on the blog today.

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To celebrate this new partnership, Nancy’s team has kindly offered two DVD/book sets for a giveaway.

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Prize 1: Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (DVD) + Companion Book

Prize 2: No-Hassle Triangles Quilt Blocks (DVD) + Companion Book

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm on Thursday, August 14. Two winners will be randomly selected on Friday, August 15. 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Congratulations to Judy Piotrowski & Lori Morton, our two winners selected using random.org!! Thank you to all who commented:). Don’t forget to check out Nancy’s new Sewing with Nancy series, airing now!

Happy Sewing!

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Connect with Nancy!!
Sewing With Nancy — BlogFacebookInstagramTwitterFlickr — Pinterest