Category — Giveaway
Welcome to my stop on Green Bee Design’s His and Hers microMod Sew Along! MicroMod is the premier fabric line from Cloud9 Fabrics designer Rob Bancroft. Also husband of designer and author Alexia Abegg – that’s one talented couple!
Today I’m going to share some cloth, appliqué napkins. These are a fun project that would be great not only for your home, but also as a housewarming or host/hostess gift for a friend.
In the spirit of setting a pretty table at meal time, I asked Rob and Alexia what sort of food they would cook the other for a special occasion.
Alexia: I love to cook and try new things, and thankfully so does Rob. But for a sweet surprise meal I think I would go with his favorites; I would make caesar salad, homemade gnocchi with a brown butter sauce, and then his favorite dessert, cheesecake.
Rob: Though this meal doesn’t necessarily promote amorous affection (high levels of garlic), I love to make and surprise Alexia with chicken piccata, sauteed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes, neatly plated and served on a restaurant inspired table setting, white table cloth and cloth napkins included.
I really love chicken piccata, so that made me hungry!
To make these napkins, all you need is a set of store bought cloth napkins (I bought a 4 pack of linen/cotton blend ones at Target for about $8.00), Heat n Bond Lite, and your favorite fabrics.
I decided to appliqué different designs onto the corner of each napkin. I simply applied the Heat n Bond Lite to the back of the fabric scraps (per the manufactures instructions), cut out my shapes, and then ironed them onto the napkins.
I wanted to keep my edges pretty raw, as I think a little fraying as they wash will give these a great look. So I sewed with a straight stitch a couple of times around each fabric shape. If you don’t like the frayed look, you could use a tighter zigzag stitch to finish your appliqué.
Don’t forget when sewing along with microMod, be sure to tag your photos with #microMod on Instagram. You can also post your pictures on the Green Bee Patterns Facebook page or add them to the microMod Flickr group.
And now for the giveaway! How would you like to win a full Fat Quarter bundle of microMod? Simply leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Friday, April 19th.
There are also prizes at the other Sew Along stops. And, for a grand finale, a huge prize package back at Alexia’s blog at the end of the hop: A fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (Open to contiguous US residents only.) So be sure to follow and sew along.
April 2 – Alexia & Rob at Green Bee
April 3 – Kelly at Kelbysews
April 5 – Amanda at the Craft Junky
April 6 – Rachael at Imagine Gnats
April 8 – Heather at alamode
April 10 – Holly at Bijou lovely
April 13 – Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee
April 17 – Me!
April 18 – Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
April 19 – Deborah at Whipstitch
April 20 – Jacey at Jaceycraft
April 24 – Jenny at the Southern Institute
April 25 – Amy from sukie don’t ya know
April 26 – Jen from Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 – Sara from Sew Sweetness
April 28 – Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
April 29 – Katy from I’m a Ginger Monkey
April 30 – Amber from One Shabby Chick
May 1 – Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE
Happy sewing everyone!
++ Closing Comments to Pick a Winner! ++
The lucky winner is #113, Brynn! Congratulations and I will be contacting you for your address. Thank you everyone for entering and remember to continue keeping up with the microMod Sew Along.
April 17, 2013 324 Comments
Welcome to the April edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer great prizes for lots of you to win. Today we have seven great prizes for seven lucky winners!
1. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their shop! Tons of amazing fabric choices for Spring!
3. Christa Quilts will be giving away one of her gorgeous Charming Chevrons quilt kits. Her quilt was recently shown at QuiltCon, and you can learn how to make one just like it on her blog at ChristaQuiltsBlog.com.
Christa is on her 5th in a series of quilt alongs where she shows you how to make a complete quilt from start to finish including the quilting and binding. Kits for all quilt alongs are available in her store at ChristaQuilts.com, but of course you can choose your own fabrics, too!
** Giveaway includes free shipping to the US; international winners are responsible for shipping. **
6. Southern Fabric is offering a $25 Gift Certificate and you won’t have trouble finding something beautiful to spend it on.
30% off Sale:
Freshcut by Heather Bailey
Taza by Dena Designs
Good Fortune by Kate Spain
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Fabulous prizes for 7 of you this month! To enter, just leave one comment. There will be one winner per shop. I will randomly pick the winners Thursday evening, April 4th. Good luck everyone!
+++ Closing comments – will pick the winners first thing in the morning as I just stained my deck all day and am EXHAUSTED! +++
The Random Number Generator has spoken!
67 – Fat Quarter Shop $20 Gift Certificate
590 – LiMa Sews Textures Fat Quarter Bundle
660 – Christa Quilts Charming Chevrons Quilt Kit
479 – Connecting Threads Botanical Beauty Fat Quarter Bundle
29 – Contemporary Cloth $20 Gift Certificate
517 – Southern Fabric $25 Gift Certificate
30 – Skye Reve Fabrics Love and Liberty Half Yard Bundle
Congratulations to all the winners! I will be emailing all of you for your contact information. Thanks for commenting everyone!
April 1, 2013 725 Comments
Hello everyone! I’d like to start off today by thanking everyone for their kind comments on my last post about Vintage Quilt Revival. We are so excited about the book and can’t wait to share more as the year progresses. You guys are really the best!
Today I’m happy to share with you my last installment for the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang, the Mod Stack Placemat.
These placemats feature fabrics from three of Art Gallery Fabrics newest collections, Color Me Retro by designer Jeni Baker, Textures by designer Angela Walters and Carnaby Street by the wonderful Pat Bravo.
This placemat pattern is great for beginners. I paired the fabrics with a classic linen. My backing happens to be my daughter’s favorite print from the Carnaby Street line, making the placemat reversible.
You can find the link to my new pattern on the Art Gallery blog.
As a celebration of the release of this *free* pattern for all of you, Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter set of each of the prints used in this quilt.
TTop Row: CST-3101 King’s Road Fuchsia, CST-3210 Retro Pop Mint, TXR-8108
Crosshatch Lime, CST-3107 Ladylike Black Tea
Bottom Row: CST-3100 Brit Boutique Royal, CST-3104 Girl About Town Lime,
CST-3109 60s Waves Midnight, CMR-2101 Dulcette Azalea
To enter, you just have to do a couple things.
• Leave a comment on this post
I will pick a winner Friday evening, March 22nd.
And don’t forget to add photos of your finished quilt to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr Group. Happy sewing everyone!
++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++
The winner is #191, Rebecca! Congratulations!! I will be contacting you for your mailing address. Thank you so much everyone!
March 18, 2013 220 Comments
Welcome to the March edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer great prizes for lots of you to win. Today we have seven great prizes for seven lucky winners!
1. Christa Quilts is giving away a bundle of Kaffe Fassett’s Lotus Leaf Fat Quarters (a $27 value). After returning from QuiltCon, Christa was inspired to carry and promote more Kaffe Fassett fabrics. To kick it off, she’s having a different Kaffe Fassett fabric sale every day this week, so be sure to check it out!
2. Southern Fabric is giving away a $25 Gift Card and they also have a big sale going on! New fabric lines in the shop include Eric & Julie Comstock’s 2wenty Thr3e, Kate Spain’s Honey Honey and Sweetwater’s Noteworthy.
Another great giveaway this month! To enter, just leave one comment. There will be one winner per shop. I will randomly pick the winners Thursday evening, March 7th. Good luck everyone!
+++ Closing Comments to Pick a Winner! +++
Random.org has spoken and here are the lucky winners!
Winner of Christa Quilts prize – Kaffe Fassett’s Lotus Leaf Fat Quarters
Winner of Southern Fabric prize – $25 Gift Card
173: Becky N.
Winner of LiMa Sew’s prize – Fat Quarter bundle of Denyse Schmidt’s Shelburne Falls
Winner of Threadbias’ prize – A 3 month pass to their quilt design tool
307: Dawn P.
Winner of Skye Reve Fabric’s prize – Party Time Half Yard Fabric Bundle
Winner of Contemporary Cloth prize – $15 Gift Card
505: Susan Start
Winner of Fort Worth Fabric Studio prize – Pirates Fat Quarter Bundle
Congratulations! I will be in touch for your addresses. Thank you all for commenting.
March 4, 2013 715 Comments