FREE Stuff Friday/Blog Tour: Day 12

This is an extra special Friday giveaway because we are hosting Day 12 of the Stripped Down Patchwork Blog Tour! Erin Gilday is a talented seamstress, blogger and author, who has  written for Sew News. Her latest project is a stylish petal hat featured in the June/July ’11 issue.

Erin’s  fantastic new book, Stripped Down Patchwork, is full of free-spirited designs based on a traditional sewing technique known as Seminole Patchwork, which uses quick and easy strip-piecing. Check out some of the awesome projects:

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We’re going be be giving away a copy of Stripped Down Patchwork for our special Free Stuff Friday!

For your chance to win, simply answer the question below. From the answers, we’ll randomly select one winner!

Tell us: Have you ever stitched a patchwork project? If so, what was it?

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the blog tour!

Leisure Arts Blog – Monday, May 16

Sew Daily – Tuesday, May 17

Craftzine – Wednesday, May 18

Craftypod – Thursday, May 19 – Friday, May 20

Burdastyle – Saturday, May 21

Pink Pinguin - Sunday, May 22

A Green Banana – Monday, May 23

I Think Sew – Tuesday, May 24

Happy Zombie – Wednesday, May 25

A Mountain Hearth – Thursday, May 26

Sew News - Friday, May 27

Pat Sloan’s Blog – Saturday, May 28

 FREE Stuff Friday/Blog Tour: Day 12
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84 Responses to FREE Stuff Friday/Blog Tour: Day 12

  1. Lynn H says:

    A lined patchwork bib style apron, Baby quilts

  2. Theresa says:

    I made a small tote and a doll quilt (that was NOT the way to learn to quilt!). I want to learn to do patchwork, the right way, so I can have a sense of accomplishment throughout the project. Planning to make time in the next couple years when the kids are in college and less time constraints on the home front.

  3. Laura says:

    No, but I just saw a cute fish in “stitch” magazine. That is probably going to be my first project.

  4. JOPSY says:

    I’ve sewn for years, like my Gran & Mum. In Sept last year I was bitten by the patchworking /quilting bug! I just wish my ‘real’ work didn’t take up so much time ;)

  5. Marie Kissinger says:

    I made some bags; a few quilts, pillowcases and other things that I cannot think of right now. I really enjoy making “stuff” using patchwork techniques.

  6. Cindy says:

    I’ve just learned how to do patchwork piecing in the past 2 years. I have about a dozen quilts in progress because I saturated myself taking classes to learn different techniques and aspects of patchwork, hoping to identify my particular niche. So far, I think I enjoy opportunities to combine patchwork with embroidery. I’ve found teaching family (mom and daughters) to make hotpads using patchwork has been the quickest way to introduce them to how much fun this can be, while they end up with a successful project for their efforts. I make one of my own whenever I’m teaching someone else, using it as the sample to demonstrate each step.

  7. Marlene Walters says:

    I have made several patch work vests and right now I’m working on a jacket. I save all my scraps from doing custom sewing and when I have things that look good together I start making a piece of patch work and when I get a large piece I deside what to use it for, have made placemates, table runners also using this method.

  8. Mary says:

    Yes, I am a quilter so I have many patchwork projects that I have completed. Clothes, not so much. I did make a patchwork coat. I did the patchwork and quilting and a friend sewed the pieces together. Does that count?

  9. Linda says:

    Since I love to sew, especially anything quick I have made alot of piecework items. Everything from quilts to wearable art need a little piecing to dress it up!

  10. olivia says:

    I’ve enjoyed making totes, quilts-from baby to reversable queen sized, jackets, table runners, banners, wall hangings, and pillows. As a retired teacher, I love working with young people teaching them how to sew/quilt.

  11. Chris says:

    I have made patchwork quilts and tote bags, love to sew!

  12. Dorothy Baysore says:

    I have made quilts, trimmed a shirt, and just about every other type of sewing with patchwork.

  13. cindy G says:

    I have stitched patchwork skirts for my grandaughter. I also make quilts, purses, pillows, I love love love it! I may not always be perfect at it, but my motto “the ittle imperfections in life is what makes it perfect”!

  14. Amy C. says:

    I’ve made a quilt and I will often sew pieces together to get the right size needed or if I can’t decide a single fabric. My mother is a pro quilter so I’m fortunate enough to have acess to her scraps. I love to make bangle purses for my nieces and friends daughters.

  15. I just made burp cloths with patch work fabric down the front. Turned out pretty cute. this was my first try♥ though I would love the book to get more ideas and try it out again!

  16. Michelle L. says:

    quilts, purses, a checkerboard for my son. i love patchwork!

  17. Jamie says:

    When I was little I attempted to make a small purse. I was inspired bh a quilt my older half sister had recived from her paternal grandmother that was made from old peices of clothing from when she was little. I was in aww when it arrived in the mail. So I gathered old clothes and hand stiched together a purse, probably wasn’t done as it should have been, but I thought I did a pretty good job. :)

  18. Patsi Novia says:

    Hundreds of Hobo bags and totes

  19. Daneisha says:

    Yes. A wristlet.

  20. Debbie says:

    I made a patchwork jean quilt was very sturdy and heavy.

  21. Tonja says:

    Yes… I’ve made a lap quilt for my son, out of fabrics and a pattern that he chose himself; among other things. Got my start at age 9, when I made a patchwork blanket for my dolls. It was the first time my mother ever let me sew on her machine, which I later inherited, and used for years until I upgraded to newer machines. :-)

  22. Kristin says:

    I made a baby quilt before the birth of my first grandchild.

  23. Katrina Kahn says:

    Yes!!! I am primarily a quilter!

  24. Debbie says:

    Yes, I have made numerous patchwork quilted items, such as quilts and table runners. Most given to friends and family. Also many have been donated to non-profit organizations for auctions to raise money.

  25. Yes I have & it was fun..I make pillows using the person’s name..Counted cross stitch is what I do the name with & then piece fabric on the sides & back , which I do as a pillow sham back. I absolutely love it.

  26. beth says:

    i’ve made many patchwork items for myself and as gifts (totes, lunch bags, little toys that kind of thing)- you can make such great little things as thank you’s. They are fun, fast and well received!

  27. Virginia says:

    not Seminole patchwork, but yes, made totes and aprons, tablerunners and quilts. Looks like a good fun project book

  28. I made hot pads when I was a kid, but no patch work as an adult. However, looking at the pics here, I would love to give it a try!

  29. Kay Dennis says:

    I have made a Not all Log Cabins are the Same Jacket and several table runners and quilts.

  30. ElizabethP says:

    Quilts, mostly, but I have also made clothing with pieced/quilted detailing (yokes, pockets, hoods, etc.). I always welcome new project ideas.

  31. Charlotte Edwards says:

    I made a patchwork tee shirt quilt from Harley-Davidson tee shirts. It was AWESOME!

  32. I had made stuff like hot pads as a kid, but never as an adult. Just from looking at the pics here, though, I would love to try it again!

  33. Susan says:

    I have made bags and quilts using patchwork. I love pinwheels!

  34. Doris says:

    I made a backgammon set from old jeans and other fabric. When the knees in the jeans had holes, I made shorts for my kids and saved the fabric from the bottom. I had both dark and light color jeans so it made a really nice backgammon board.

  35. Sara says:

    I have not, but that looks super awesome!!

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  37. Kim says:

    I’ve made numerous clothes for my grandkids using various patchwork methods. I have a passion for making quilts for various children’s charities, I call them “Gramma’s Hugs”. I’m always looking for new ideas to enhance my quilting/sewing experience.

  38. connie says:

    I made a purse with a matching wallet. And Quilts!

  39. Sandy L says:

    Yes, I have done tote bags and pillows. Have not tried the Seminole Patchwork.

  40. Kathy says:

    I’ve never tried this but now that you’ve given me the idea I am going to look for a project.

  41. Sandy R says:

    I have made blankets, tote bags and chair backs and seat coverings. I am working on a quilt top with blocks from a swap club that I am so anxious to finish for my granddaughter.

  42. Anna he says:

    I have made a quilt with patchwork detail. It was very time consuming but the end result was unparalleled beauty. ;-)

  43. Jackie says:

    No, because I don’t know what it is. Sounds interesting, and I would love to try it! I have a hankering for making a dress soon…

  44. I have stitched many pieced projects from pillows to apparel to purses.

  45. MarciaW says:

    I’ve made patchwork quilts which enjoy immensely. I haven’t made Seminole patchwork. Hope to win this book so can have the instructions. After all, I do live in Florida which is the home of the Seminole nation. Thanks for the opportunity.

  46. Sue Biles says:

    I have made bags and quilts. Most of my quilts are giveaways for friends or AMerican Hero Quilts.

  47. lois demars says:

    i made a patchwork quillow once and gave it to a friend for christmas

  48. Tara Culton says:

    No. I’ve been too afraid to do so!

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  50. Victoria Butler says:

    I made a reversable jacket using patchwork and it was beautiful. also a folded cloth tote with patches and quilting in a class with Rami Kim. Love doing patchwork.