I am happy to announce that the random number generator chose submission #6 as the winner! The lucky sewist is Kris Jarchow from SewSunshine.blogspot.com! Great job Kris! She won the Liberty of London bundle from Westwood Acres and the pattern of her choice from Clover and Violet!
Thanks for playing, everyone! Great job!
Are you guys ready for the next challenge??!! It’s PRECUTS!!!!
That’s right! Use up those mini charms, charms, jelly rolls, honey buns, layer cakes, Fat quarters, Fat eighths, dessert rolls, honeycombs and turnovers! We all have them… looking so yummy stacked pretty in our fabric cabinets and on our shelves… looking like our very own fabric store……… AHEM…. let’s use them! We will be using the hashtag #SewMyStash2015PrecutsParty to share our work together! There will be another giveaway at the end. Details for everything below!
1) Your fabric must come from a precut bundle. I will accept your own precuts as long as it’s from all the same collection, or manufacturer, or designer. I believe most manufacturers make precuts, but the most popular are Moda and Robert Kaufman. But in case you didn’t know, Windham Fabrics and Cotton + Steel make them too! (I only just discovered this while researching for this post!). Anyway, the point is to use up coordinating precuts!
2) Again, sew anything you want!! This will be a common rule! It does NOT have to be a quilt! Precuts are super great for pillows, fabric baskets, backpacks, and bags too! This challenge may not lend itself well to apparel sewing, so if you make a lot of clothes, break out of your comfort zone and try something else!
3) Yes, you may purchase fabric you need for background/sashing, backing, binding, bag hardware, etc. Just use precuts that are in your stash!
4) This must be complete in 4 weeks! That’s […]
Welcome to the first challenge for SewMyStash2015! I’ve called it a weekend challenge, even though it starts on a Monday. I didn’t want to leave out any sewers who primarily sew during the week (ie: stay at home moms, part time workers, or work at home moms). Also, it gives everyone fair time to pull their fabric and work out their ideas for the project. Ok, ready!?
It’s a Valentine’s day challenge! Rules:
1. You must incorporate hearts! That could either reflect in the project/pattern you chose, or some Valentine’s Day fabric you have in your stash.
2. You may sew any project you like: mini quilt, bag, purse, clothing, pillow, anything!
3. You need to finish (basically) by the end of the weekend of Jan 25th (Sunday). I say basically, because I don’t want to encourage someone starting a queen size quilt that they can’t finish. The point of the challenge is to get a quick project done, using your stash and therefore making you feel awesome about yourself!
4. You must use approximately 75% from your stash. That pretty much means only backing or binding or that sort of thing can be new. Extra points if you use 100% stash! (Extra points can only be redeemed for pats on the back)
5. Use the hashtag #sewmystash2015challenge1 on your finished project! There will be a giveaway…. of some sort… and I will be using the images in that hashtag as entries.
That’s it! Need some ideas?
Robert Kaufman’s Pixelated Heart pattern is an awesome modern take on the […]
Hello SewMyStashers! By now, you should be into your first project (at least) using your stash! I am a little behind because I need to finish up my #DisneyQuiltSwap2015 mini quilt, and then I’m all aboard!
I wanted this post to focus on getting over the quilter’s block. What I mean by that is similar to writers block. You have fabric you want to use, but are not sure the best project or pattern to showcase it the way it deserves. OR you have a pattern you have always wanted to make but are not sure which fabrics to use. I’m going to show you some of my approaches and I hope they help you!
Pinterest is my usual go-to. I like to see what others have done with that fabric or the pattern! It gives me great ideas! For example, I have always wanted to make a quilt showcasing my Heather Ross fabrics. So I search for fabric + “quilt” or “pillow” etc. Pretty straight forward. Think about the fabric you are using. Heather Ross fabric is novelty and has lots of character in her illustrations. You wouldn’t want a pattern that cuts it up a lot. Something with fussy cutting would be the best way to showcase. A polaroid pattern or monkey in the middle… or a churn-dash. You get the idea.
You can use the same approach for a pattern you like but are not sure which fabrics would be good. Ive always wanted to do a plus quilt […]