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

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

  1. Debi Tullier says:

    i made pillow covers and a coverlet, it was so much fun. It also helped me reduce my stress level.

  2. Maria Fairna says:

    I made tote bags.

  3. Kathy bated says:

    I have done patchwork but was always too afraid ti they Seminole patchwork. I have made quilts and totes.

  4. christine says:

    No but I’d love to learn.

  5. MelodyJ says:

    No, I haven’t but I want to.


  6. Cecily says:

    Sure have! I’ve made 2 patchwork baskets that turned out far better than expected, lol.

  7. Eileen says:

    Made 2 cathedral window tote bags for my mother and mother-in-law for Mothers’ Day a few years ago. Fun, hard, they loved them. Would like to try some more now.

  8. Julie C says:

    I’ve made quilts.

  9. Eileen says:

    I made a log cabin Christmas wall hanging. It was fun to make and I hope to have time to learn more patch work techniques.

  10. Sophia Hall says:

    The most amazing and complex patchwork I did was 6 years ago—it was a gift of love, a pieced jacket for my brand new daughter in law, and it turned out to be AMAZING! I was so proud even the chevron strips on the front of the jacket lined up wonderfully when the zipper was closed. Yes, I have a picture. I have yet to make myself one, but is a dream of mine.

  11. Brenda says:

    No, I have not but I would love to try. I am hoping to do more sewing projects once I retire.

  12. I made a patchwork coat, Had fun making it and I wear it offen.

  13. Linda says:

    I made a patchwork coat and a jacket. Wear them often. Had alot of fun making them!!

  14. Jani says:

    I started a patchwork doll quilt but never finished it.

  15. Patty says:

    I’m making a quilt now and years ago I made a bag. It’s been fun to get back into sewing.

  16. Victoria D. says:

    At this point, I haven’t. But I do intend to. I had to stop & pause
    Because there is a poster on this list with my exact same maiden name!! The very first poster, Victoria Butler shares the name I had for 32 years of my life! I always am telling my husband that there are so many “Vicki and Victoria” sewers but I had never seen one that shared my exact name until today! Oh well, off to do some sewing!

  17. ~Kathleen says:

    Oh, yes…lots of them! It’s fun and fulfilling, soothing and simple. I like the projects in this book and would like to try them. Thanks!

  18. Beth T. says:

    I’m a quilter and have made many quilts for our family and for family and friends, but one of my favorite patchwork projects was a small, simple doll quilt I stitched for my niece’s daughter.

  19. Amy says:

    I make patchwork quilts, but find that I don’t always have time for such a large project, would love to creatively incorporate this style of sewing into other projects!

  20. Kaye M. says:

    I love patchwork! I have made bed-size quilts, wallhangings and tablerunners from patchwork. Back in the 80′s I experimented with Seminole Patchwork and made a band that I sewed on a sweatshirt. At the time I thought it was pretty cool!

  21. Lynne says:

    I have just finished a seminole patchwork wall hanging..Love Seminole! and I pieced all it with Auriful thread..

  22. Barbara says:

    Yes, a Seminole vest—after all I am an FSU Seminole.

  23. Deb says:

    I’ve done a few patchwork bags – I can’t wait to start on my first quilt soon! Thanks for the chance!

  24. Bev C says:


    I am always making something wether it be a quilt or bag. Gotta love stitching.
    happy days.

  25. Jan says:

    I have made a quilt top, but put on the backing or quilted it, then i became too intimidated. This would be perfect for me. less intimidation.

  26. Karen A says:

    I’ve made quilts, quilts and more quilts, quilted totes and purses, quilted jackets, pillows, etc….

  27. Evelene Sterling says:

    I’ve stitched 3 patchwork baby quilts and one wall hanging for my late grandmother.

  28. Syd says:

    I made patchwork skirts for my girls when they were younger. Though they are adults now, they did save them. Their own girls just laugh when seeing them!!

  29. Cheryl says:

    I’ve never made anything with patchwork, however, I sew and do machine embroidery. My next planned learning experience, besides digitizing, is quilting, and I want to do some serious patchwork designs :) !

  30. Laura says:

    I finished a jacket and a tote. I’ve had pieces cut out for a quilt for 30 years or more.

  31. Heicke Ladewig says:

    I stitched a babyblocks quilt for my first grandchild about 9 years ago but am just starting up again with my craft sewing .

  32. Debi Benton says:

    I make patchwork quilts.

  33. Foxy says:

    I have made 2 jackets in patchwork out of melton with scraps that I had left over from the coats I made years ago. I have so many complaints on them. They are so much fun to wear

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