Thursday, December 27, 2012

Day 12 Winner

Today we're announcing the name of the last winner of our 12 Days of Christmas contest. Thanks so much to everyone who joined in the fun! 

Day 12, the question was:
Which of Michele D'Amore's collections was named after the wife of French King Louis XIV?

The answer:
Antoinette

The winner:


Click here for a peek at the Antoinette line by Michele D'Amore!

Congratulations! We are sending you an email to get your mailing address. 


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 11 Winner

Hello!
We're back with the winner's name for Day 11 of the giveaway (the Day 12 winner will be posted on Thursday). Even though the 12 Days giveaway is over, be sure to keep visiting our blog! We'll be showcasing new fabric lines, offering tutorials, hosting more giveaways, and sharing a few other exciting things that we can't tell you about yet. 

Now, on to the winner:


Day 11, the question was:
What is the name of the award our Kanvas booth won at Fall Quilt Market?

The answer: 
First Place for double booths (and we were quite excited to win it!)

The winner: 



Congratulations! We are sending you an email to get your mailing address. 



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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Day 12: Simple Block Designs

Welcome to the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas contest! We hope you've enjoyed the project ideas you've seen here, as well as answering our trivia questions for a chance to win fat quarter bundles. Even though this contest is over, we hope you'll continue visiting our blog for tutorials, more information on our designers and new collections, and general sewing and quilting fun. 

Today we're sharing a project starter--some block-making inspiration. The instructions are for using 4" squares, but you can easily adapt to smaller or larger squares. Have fun!



Click here for a printable version of the Matrix Mania Blocks.

The Touch of Luxe collection from Kanvas would make rich, gold and black blocks.


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It's the last day to win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
Which of Michele D'Amore's collections was named after the wife of French King Louis XIV?
(Hint: Find the answer on our website.)

To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!


Details: This giveaway is open through Wednesday, December 26th at 11:59 EST. On Thursday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.

Good luck!

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Day 10's question was: 
How many prints in Nancy's Holiday Favorites have holly in them?
The answer: Seven. 
(Six are easy to find; the seventh is in the panel!)

The winner, Suzanne, who said:

Congratulations, Suzanne! 

(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. 
Just so you know how we're choosing the winner.)

Also, have you signed up yet to follow our blog? You can use the Google Friend Connect button or enter your email address so that you receive notification when we've added a new post (both options are on the right sidebar). 
Be the first to know about new fabric lines, giveaways, and tutorials we offer!




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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Day 11: Patchwork Dishtowels

Looking for one more last-minute gift idea? This quick project would be a lovely hostess gift or stocking stuffer. 



Choose some plain dishtowels (ours measure 16" x 18", but any size is fine) and pick out coordinating charm squares (or scraps) to create a patchwork border. 

We are using the blue colorway of Dianna LaFerry's Feathers and Fancy collection. 
You can see more of  Dianna's work here. 

If you're using charm squares, cut each square into two pieces, varying the width of the pieces. If you're using scraps, cut pieces that are 4" tall in a variety of widths.

Stitch the pieces together lengthwise to create a patchwork strip, varying color placement and strip width for maximum interest. Measure the width of your towel. Make two strips that measure the towel width plus 1", or one strip that is long enough for both towels. 

Trim each pieced strip to measure 3-1/2" wide.

Press the long edges under 1/4" to create a finished edge. Press one short end under approximately 1/2"

Starting with the folded short end, position the strip on the towel, approximately 2" up from the towel bottom edge. Pin in place. Topstitch along the outer edges. When you reach the second short end, fold under so the finished patchwork edge touches the towel edge, pin, and continue topstitching. 

A close-up of the topstitch patchwork.

The completed towel, all spread out. Our towel used nine different pieces; your number may vary depending on the width of the strips you use and the measurements of your towel.

The finished towel, ready to use. Make two for a nice gift set. 



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Win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
What is the name of the award our Kanvas booth won at Fall Quilt Market?
(Hint: Find the answer on our Facebook page.)

To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!



Details: This giveaway is open through Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 EST. On Monday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.

Good luck!

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Day 9's question was: 
What is your favorite FREE Kanvas project? 

The winner: SewCalGirl, who said:
Congratulations, SewCalGal! We've emailed you for your mailing address.

Here is an image of the Paw Paw Games quilt by Stitched Together Studios that SewCalGal liked best. The pattern can be found here and uses the C is for Cat collection.


(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. 
Just so you know how we're choosing the winner.)

Also, have you signed up yet to follow our blog? You can use the Google Friend Connect button or enter your email address so that you receive notification when we've added a new post (both options are on the right sidebar). 
Be the first to know about new fabric lines, giveaways, and tutorials we offer!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas giveaway contest!













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Friday, December 21, 2012

Day 10: Finger Pincushions

It's the shortest day/longest night of the year! Considering how close to the holidays we are, most people could probably use a longer day. :) 

Here's a quick-stitch project: finger pincushions! This simple little hand sewing project by Linda Leathersich and Stephanie Sheridan of Stitched Together Studios is perfect for charm squares or scraps, and all of your quilting friends will love them!


Click here for the pdf pattern to make these finger pincushions. 

Have you seen Maria Kalinowski's Needles and Pins line for Kanvas? (You might recognize it from our blog header.) These bright and modern sewing themed prints would be idea for making finger pincushions.


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Win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
How many prints in Nancy's Holiday Favorites have holly in them?
(Hint: Find the answer on our website.)

To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!


Details: This giveaway is open through Saturday, December 22nd at 11:59 EST. On Sunday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.


Good luck!


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Here is the answer to Day 8's question: 

Which Michele D'Amore collection features vintage sewing motifs?


The answer: Make Do and Mend

Congratulations to Patricia, the randomly chosen winner, who said: 



Patricia, please email us at sewinlovewithfabric (at) gmail.com with your mailing address. Thanks!


(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. 
Just so you know how we're choosing the winner.)

Also, have you signed up yet to follow our blog? You can use the Google Friend Connect button or enter your email address so that you receive notification when we've added a new post (both options are on the right sidebar). 
Be the first to know about new fabric lines, giveaways, and tutorials we offer!



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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 9: Easy Key Fob

Hello!
Here's another quick and easy stocking stuffer idea. What better place to show off favorite fabrics than on something that gets used every day? Keep your keys handy in style!




These key fobs are made using Dianna LaFerry's Feathers and Fancy collection. If you aren't familiar with these prints, head on over to our website and check them out! You can also visit Dianna's website here. There's a unique double scallop border, the peacock feather print you see here, some stylized peacocks, and a range of really neat coordinating small prints.

This key fob pattern uses just two 5" charm squares and a 2" x 9" piece of fusible interfacing--super simple!

Cut your main print into a 1" x 5" piece and a 4" x 5" piece. Cut your coordinating print into a 2" x 5" piece and a 3" x 5" piece.

Sew the 2" x 5" coordinating print piece to the bottom of the 4" x 5" main print piece.

Fold and press the 3" x 5" coordinating print piece in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Open and fold/press long raw edges to the center crease.

Fold the entire piece in half again. Topstitch 1/4" from both long edges to secure.

Trim to measure 3" (if you'd prefer a longer loop, trim less). Fold in half and stitch along the raw edges using a 1/8" seam allowance.

Fold the top and bottom edges (they look like the right and left edges in the photo below) in 1/4" and press. Fold the right edge in a generous 1/4" and press. Fold the interfacing in half to create a 2" x 4-1/2" piece. The fusible sides should be facing out. Position the folded interfacing inside your pieced fabric, lining one long edge up against the raw edge of the right folded side, as shown below. Press your folded edges again to lightly secure to fusible interfacing. Note: Be careful that your hot iron doesn't touch the fusible interfacing!

Fold the opposite edge over the interfacing and press to secure against the fusible web. Create a finished edge by folding the short side over the raw edge, covering all interfacing and raw edges. Top and bottom raw edges should still be tucked in. Insert the loop at the top.

Topstitch around all four edges to secure. Add additional decorative stitching if desired. 
Feed onto a key ring.

We varied the pattern slightly in our samples, making one fob without piecing and lengthening the loop on a second. Feel free to adjust the pattern to your tastes!


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Win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
What is your favorite Kanvas FREE pattern?
(Hint: This is an easy one--there's no wrong answer! Look on our website.)

To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!



Details: This giveaway is open through Friday, December 21st at 11:59 EST. On Saturday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.

Good luck!


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Here is the answer to Day 7's question: 
What are the names of the two FREE Googlies patterns offered on our website?

The answer: Out of This World and Sweet Dreams



The winner: Suzanne, who said:


Congratulations! We've sent you an email to get your mailing address.


(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. 
Just so you know how we're choosing the winner.)

Also, have you signed up yet to follow our blog? You can use the Google Friend Connect button or enter your email address so that you receive notification when we've added a new post (both options are on the right sidebar). 
Be the first to know about new fabric lines, giveaways, and tutorials we offer!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Day 8: Woven Coasters

Have you finished your holiday shopping? If you haven't, you can avoid the rush and the crowds by making homemade gifts instead! Here is another free project designed by Stephanie Sheridan and Linda Leathersich of Stitched Together Studios, perfect for friends or coworkers!

Use five 5" squares for each coaster. By folding them into rectangles or triangles, you can create two different looks.

Our fabric recommendation: Try Tea House, a new collection with Asian flair. It features many small prints, which are perfect for these coasters, and has an air of elegance that will compliment your home.



Click here for the pdf of this project. 



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Win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
Which Michele D'Amore collection features vintage sewing motifs?
(Hint: Look on our website. It starts with an "M.")


To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!


Details: This giveaway is open through Thursday, December 20th at 11:59 EST. On Friday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.


Good luck!


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Here is the answer to Day 6's question: 
EVERYONE wanted the Urbanicity dress pattern from Spring Quilt 
Market. Which pattern company is the dress from?

The answer: Butterick

And here's a photo of the dress: 
(with some Urbanicity quilts in the background too!)


The winner: Gail S., who said:

Congratulations! We've sent you an email to get your mailing address.


(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. 
Just so you know how we're choosing the winner.)
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 7: Cookie Cutter Projects

So glad to see you today! 
Yesterday's project was for the kids; today's project is to do with the kids. 

We've got an alternative to cookie making, and it's definitely less messy than pulling out the frosting, sprinkles, and colored sugar. It's sugar free, too! 
All you need are some fabric scraps, fusible web, some cookie cutters, and your imagination! 

Click here to download the pdf for this project.

Here are a few suggestions to get you started, all from the 
Wintersong collection by Cheryl Haynes:

This homey plaid would make a cute stocking!

Use this pine needle and cone print for a Christmas tree.

Textured brown, ideal for a reindeer!

Either of these next two prints would be perfect for a gingerbread man.


Use ribbons, buttons, other trim and fabric markers to embellish. 

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Win a fat quarter bundle!
Today's 12 Days of Christmas question:
What are the names of the two FREE Googlies patterns offered on our website?


To enter the giveaway, leave the correct answer in the comment section below this post. 

The winner will receive this fat quarter bundle of Nancy Halvorsen prints!




Details: This giveaway is open through Wednesday, December 19th at 11:59 EST. On Thursday, we'll randomly draw a name from the commenters with the correct answer, and we'll post the winner's name here on the blog.

Good luck!

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Here is the answer to Day 5's question: 
Who is Mr. B?
The answer: "Mr. B" is Selim Benardete, founder and President Emeritus of Benartex. 

The winner: Remnant and Relics, who said:


Congratulations! We've sent you an email to get your mailing address.


(Note: Each day, we make a numbered list of everyone who answered the question correctly. Then we use random.org to select a number from the correct entries, and match that number up to the numbered list of names. Just 
so you know how we're choosing the winner.)

p.s. Have you signed up yet to follow our blog? You can use the Google Friend Connect button or enter your email address so that you receive notification when we've added a new post (both options are on the right sidebar). Be the 
first to know about new fabric lines, giveaways, and tutorials we offer!


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