Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 After Christmas Sew Along

Well here we go!
I'm so excited about all the generous people who are
supplying us with discount codes and fabulous prizes
to make this a really fun month of sewing!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

The Details:
The fun starts Monday January 2nd.

#1. Sew anything you like.
It can be Christmas themed or not.
I'll be sewing Christmas decor for my home
since I never have the time to do that.
Most of us are constantly sewing for others
 and seldom get the chance to sew for ourselves.
You can even get a jump start on gifts
for next Christmas if you want to.
It's totally up to you.

#2. Every Monday, begining January 2nd for 4 weeks,
 I will post a link to a  flicker group
for you to share photos of your creations.
Each Monday there will be a completely new group
for that week only.
A winner will be chosen at random every Friday evening
and I will post the winner on
this blog on Saturday.
You can join in at any time!

That's it....easy peasy!
Just have fun!!!

The following is a list of fabulous etsy shops
that are offering discount codes
to all participants during the course of the Sew Along:  (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV is good for 15% off her already amazing prices on zippers!
 I buy all my zippers from Zipit! (coupon code) 20SEWMUCH2LUV is good for 20% off their entire shop!
  They have lovely fabrics! Make sure to check them out! (coupon code) SEWMUCH2LUV20 is good for 20% off the entire shop!
She has the cutest buttons and trims!
Her prices are already great and she has so much cute stuff! (coupon code) SEWALONG10 is good for 10% off the entire shop!
Check out the gorgeous selection of fabrics and try not to drool! (coupon code) JANLUV25 is good for free shipping on orders of $25.00 or more! She has a fantastic assortment of fabrics, notions and diaper making fabrics that you won't want to miss! (coupon code) SEWALONG is good for 10% off the entire shop!
She has great fabrics, including holiday fabrics
 and even diaper making fabrics!

 Please note: these coupon codes do not include shipping (except where expressly noted)

And now on to the prizes!

WEEK  #1
One lucky winner will receive this fantastic set of quilted
retro 50's coasters made by Regena of The Distracted Domestic!
She's got a really fun and informative blog so be sure to click the link and show her some love!

Week #1's winner will also receive a $15.00 gift certificate to Zipit!
It's really the only place you'll ever need for zippers!
How cool is that?

One lucky winner will win this gorgeous 1/2 yard bundle of Riley Blake's Summer Song fabrics
from Bratpacks Fabrics on etsy!
You will receive 6 half yard cuts (3 yds total)
This fabric just makes me happy!

One lucky winner will receive this Riley Blake's Rolie Polie 
of Lola's Posies by Lila Tueller (24) 2 1/2" x 44" strips
Week #3's winner will also recieve this quilt pattern
 by Cotton Way called Abudantly Blessed.

One lucky winner will receive a $75.00 gift certificate
to the Fat Quarter Shop!
Can you believe that?
I'm still amazed at their generosity!
Make you sure you hop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop
and start daydreaming about how you'll spend that $75.00.
Someone is going to win might as well be you!
And even if you don't win,
they are having a huge sale, so check it out!!!

Well, there you have it!
I personally can't wait to get started!
I've been cleaning out my sewing room and organizing my fabrics and patterns.
 I just love the idea of sewing for the pure joy of it
and not having any deadlines or pressure!
So if you're interested in playing along,
grab a button and spread the word!

And if you have the time,
leave me a comment
and let me know what you are planning on sewing.


  1. Yay! I'm the 1st to comment! I can't wait for this Sew Along. Even though I work full time, I still hope to participate some how. I plan on sewing an apron for my mom and maybe a quilted table topper or 2 and starting on a quilt for my new granddaughter! Thanks for all the yummy prizes too!

  2. Great idea!!!
    I owe my baby nephew a quilt. I want to make a bag for myself, and I am sure there are some UFOs I can tackle! :)

  3. I tried to post your button, but I am getting a little red X instead of the picture. Hmmm...

  4. Sorry guys....just fixed the blog button. Should work fine now :)

  5. Oh I'd love to join y'all, but not sure about posting to flickr.. I'm rather computer illiterate. :-o But I will try! Have a happy day!

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun. I'm actually working on a couple things this month. A herd of cow themed kitchen stuff for my sister, along with a cow purse, and her wedding veil...not cow themed!

  7. This is going to be so fun! I have yet to complete a Christmas quilt, so I think I will work on that. I always feel better equipped to deal with Christmas things in January. There's just less going on ;)

  8. I'm playing along...but may have to squeeze in a crocheted item or two since I'm making gifts for next Christmas!

  9. Me gustaría participar aunque no sé si lo conseguiré pues mi inglés es básico, pero bueno, yo me anoto y lo intento.
    Abrazos y feliz 2012

  10. Sounds exciting! Going to join in- looking through my stash today to figure out what to make!

  11. Am going to join in....coasters, a skirt, and two baby quilted baby blankets for spring babies all in the pipeline!

  12. I'm going to try to join in. I got mysellf a sewing machine for Christmas and this will be my first "unsupervised" sewing so probably sme napkinsand coasters, tissue pack covers, acouple draw string bags to use for wrapping gifts next year.

  13. Hello! I just found you via Craft Gossip, and I added you to my Google Reader... great blog!

    The first thing I will be making is a tooth pillow for my granddaughter who turns 5 on Feb. 1st!

  14. Awesome! Just the inspiration I need to dust off the ol' machine!

  15. The first thing I'll be working on will be finishing up my daughter's quilt I gave her for Christmas and then took back because it wasn't finished yet. This time it will be a joy to work on since I won't be stressing about it. :) Thanks for such a great sew-a-long Karen. Thanks to the sponsors for the awesome discounts and prizes! Looking forward to it! :)

  16. This is very exciting. I want to make 2 faux chenille baby blankets. That is my goal. Thanks for the incentive to get going. I just got back from Joann's so I am ready to roll!

  17. I love this idea so count me in I have lots that I can sew.

  18. I cant wait, going to clean up my sewing room tomorrow so I can start on Monday..I need to finish an apron for a friend, also I received the cutest purse pattern from my sweet friend Beverly, it's her own pattern and she sent it to me..also need to work on some adult bibs for my etsy shop and as gifts..


  19. I hope this will get me motivated to get some sewing done!

  20. OH go on then, you've twisted my arm! No idea what I'll make yet, or how I'll fit it in with working full time, but I'll give it a go! I'm not very clear on the rules though - do we have to post on the Monday or do we have a week to post?

  21. This is sooo cool. I can't wait to start!

  22. Tho i have never sewn, i got a sewing machine for xmas and hope to learn how to sew-I plan on joining this to learn and get ideas. thanks

  23. Grabbed the button--and going to sew along. hopefully I can squeeze something in tomorrow evening--I am having my grandson for a couple nights and Grams has to play! My first project on the table is a Pouch Pad. I found the pattern in the fall issue of Quiltmaker's Small Quilts & Gifts magazine. And the fabric is "Max & Whiskers" by moda. This is perfect for my new yard puppy "Bonnnie" a 4 month old Jack Russell Terrier whose purpose on the farm is to rid us of the moles!

  24. OOppppps! that is supposed to be a Pooch Pad :)

  25. Well can't wait to start a newbie here..

  26. I've always wanted to participate in one of these. I guess the time here! I've been promising my 4 yr old a backpack. I'd also like to make cases for my youngest 2 Innotabs. It'll be fun designing something easy for them to use and store not only the devices but games. Yay.

  27. I owe my brother a quilt (rag) and I have a few things that didn't get done BEFORE Christmas, so this would be a wonderful way to be helped to get them done!

  28. I have been looking for a way to focus on and finish the projects I have, before I dream up new ones. Your sew along sounds like a good way for me to do just that. I will begin with a purple poncho my daughter has be asking for. I am so happy to join your group.

  29. Super idea and I'm looking forward to joining in weekly. This is just the sew along challenge that I need to start the year off. Thanks so much for hosting!

  30. I just found you via Craft Gossip - and think this is a great idea - this a great way to get back to sewing in the new year - first project will be a case for my dpns I think ;0)

  31. I decided on an I Spy quilt- I participated in a swap last summer and have yet to put it all together. I am already calling it "Letting Go" and just sewing the pieces together randomly (ok- I sorted them by color- but the rest is random!)....not easy to just let go.....but if I work on it fast enough I won't have a chooice :)

  32. How fun is this! And such great prizes!
    I am planning to make 2 small table toppers with the 12 Days of Christmas blocks ( So simple, yet so sweet. That would make 2 presents for Christmas already (o:

  33. oh my goodness , how many times have I said I'm going to do those "just for me" projects humm just today I think I posted it LOL! this sounds fun & exciting!

  34. Great idea. Just what I need to get some UFOs completed. Looking forward to joining in weekly although I've never used Flickr before

  35. This is great. I am going to make two table toppers and some snap bags. I also plan to make two pillowcase dresses.

  36. LOVE this!!! I plan on participating all weeks - and have completed 3 projects for week 1!

  37. Hola, tengo varios proyectos en marcha, pero hasta febrero no voy a poder publicar nada porque no tengo mi compu porque estoy de vacaciones en Mar del Plata, donde tengo mi otra casa. Me encantò la idea, un abrazo

  38. I was determined to finish the things I didn't get done before Christmas this month....Haven't worked on them a bit. This is just the motivation that I need! Thanks.

  39. Anilegra Moda Para Muñecas el traductor es muy malo
    siento no saber inglés ,me hubiera encantado participar