Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways- Day 10!

Hello again readers, and welcome to Day 10 of our 13 Days of Giveaways to celebrate SIA TV season 4 airing on PBS THIS Saturday, Sept 1!

Thank you all for sharing your sewing-room sewing stories. Maybe I should have asked ‘Do you have a sewing room?’! The things we have to put up with to support our addiction! Though I just got a new desk for it, my sewing room was just combined with our guest/storage/junk room. Not much space to spread out, but hey, my sewing machine fits in it, so I guess I’m all set.

Make some more stuff for your sewing room: Check out Jacquie Gering’s instructions for creating matching curtains, a stool cover and a sewing machine cover in her season 3 episode, “Sewing Space Spruce-Up.”

Yesterday’s winner won the book Quilting Modern by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen.

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And that winner is Margo, who has sewn “pincushions and a bag for my snipped-off threads for my sewing room.” Congrats Margo, please email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

Our Day 10 prize is the book Sulky Secrets to Successful Applique by Joyce Drexler!

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Get over 40 projects + full size patterns!

Learn about other cool stuff you can do with stabilizer from Ellen Osten’s episode “Serger Crochet” where she demonstrates how to make a tutu using a serger to emulate the look of crochet.

Enter to win this book by answering the following question in the comments section, “What is your favorite part of a project: the Beginning, Middle or End?”

I love designing a project, sketching and choosing fabrics. In the middle I get lazy, but when the end draws near, nothing’s better than seeing your dream come to life! What’s your favorite part?

The winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the Day 11 prize! Good luck and have a great day icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways  Day 10!

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53 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways- Day 10!

  1. Jan Kostielney says:

    Usually, my designing stage takes place while I’m driving, watching television, crocheting, reading or studying. A ‘picture’ of the finished project pops into my head, and then I figure out what steps I’ll have to take to get there.
    I can easily spend several hours looking thru fabrics and trims, so that’s a step in the process that I love. My least favorite part is cutting fabric, but I think if I start using my larger table, I’ll resolve this frustrating part of the project.
    The mid point of the project, where I’ve assembled most of the major components and can easily see what it will look like upon completion, is my favorite step. It spurs me on to finish the project. I take photos of all steps of the project as I am building a website for a new business of ‘sewing and alterations.’
    Completing the project is, of course, a joy…but what typically happens is that I immediately start on another project. And round and round I go!
    Have been sewing since I was 9 and learned to sew in 4-H; made custom clothing and did alterations to make extra money from age 21-30 while my children were young. I do have a separate sewing room…and bought 2 antique dressers and a large cabinet to hold some of my stash. Have worn out 3 sewing machines. Love your magazine and site!

  2. Lawana Whaley says:

    I always love the planning and designing part… too often I get caught up in it and don’t get projects finished as I run out of time… but it is my favorite part…

  3. Paula says:

    The begining of a project is hard for me to get started. I have a fantastic start in the stores looking for the supplies, colors and materials. However in the middle when everything is going smoothly I start to think about how I would do THIS project different. So getting to the end is fabulous because then I can rework the project all over again and as something different.

  4. Cheryl says:

    The middle and working on it, anticipating what it will look like.

  5. Carol K E says:

    I like the middle : most of the decisions are made and I can just enjoy the hum of the sewing machine. I have learned that if I cut all the loose end threads during the process that the end is better. I really dislike trimming all the hanging threads.

  6. Carrie Cunningham says:

    I love getting to the end! It is very satisfying to see a finished product!

  7. mizmash says:

    Love it all.

  8. Maria Kievit says:

    Once you get comfortable with a certain pattern, it’s easier to keep going, I find. Thus the middle and the end, because then you know that the end is in sight for the project, and you can start another one….

  9. sunny says:

    I love the beginning! That’s probably why I have a bunch of UFOs.

  10. My favorite part is the hand quilting of the quilt after I’ve gotten the top done, the batting measured and cut, and the backing together. When I can relax and do the actual quilting, I’m in Heaven!

  11. Stefanie F says:

    I love all three phases, but the middle – when I am in the sewing zone or flow – is my favorite.

  12. Judith B says:

    My favorite part of any project is always the beginning. Earliest I dream about what fabrics and color combinations I am going to use and then what kind of embellishments will work with everything. I have uKA BuKa lists of projects running
    through my head. The toughest part is picking which one I will work on next.

  13. Cindi Alexander says:

    I like the end. I love to see the finished product! I like the planning and the sewing but seeing it in the end is a real sense of accomplishment!

  14. Virginia Darwin says:

    I actually enjoy the middle and the end. Getting started is always the hardest part!

  15. Mary Furber says:

    I like all phases of making something, but I think the beginning is the best. I love the excitement when I get a new design in mind and go hunting for the perfect fabrics.

  16. Kimberly N says:

    I like it all now that I got a sewing machine that doesn’t cause me frustration!

  17. Mary C. Rogers says:

    I love the actual sewing of the project. The part I like least is the actual quilting and so I end up with lots of starts and tops and few finishes.

  18. Kathleen Chevalier says:

    It’s impossible to pick the beginning, middle or end of a project. I love planning my vision, enjoy the process of sewing and always glad to finish and start another project.

  19. Mary Rogers says:

    I like the beginning of a project, picking out the fabric, pattern, etc. I love the actual sewing of the project. The part I like least is the actual quilting and so I end up with lots of starts and tops and few finishes.

  20. Mary M says:

    I love the beginning of projects. The designing, picking fabrics, colors, and textures, oh my what fun! I enjoy the end too but my favorite is the beginning.

  21. KatieGirl says:

    My favorite part is the beginning. I make upcycled accessories. I love laying out all my treasures & trying to figure out what parts I am going to use to make a new treasure.

  22. Margaret Lawrence says:

    I love the beginning – especially choosing the fabrics. There’s something very soul- satisfying in seeing the stack of beautiful colors and patterns – and there are a few of these stacks, still uncut, on the shelves in my studio! Sometimes it seems a shame to cut into them, even though I know something very different, but equally beautiful will be the result.

  23. Patricia Lenhart says:

    The end. That’s when I can relax and enjoy what I’ve created.

  24. Shirley says:

    since I have way more beginnings than endings, I gues the planning, gathering, starting would be where most of my effort is spent. but without a goal in mind that is what happens. I do love when I start to finish something quickly while the urge is fresh, esp if it is unique and for a special event or someone.

  25. Patricia Walters says:

    The middle where all the ceativity happens!

  26. Irene Kugler says:

    I love the beginning. Starting with the project in mind. Getting lost in the fabric store for hours, searching for the right colors, the feel of the fabric, knowing I have everything I need at home to get started.

  27. Janelle Rench says:

    My favorite part of a new project……shopping for material!!!

  28. Angie Larsen says:

    The end…..when I can see what I’ve created!

  29. I love the beginning. Picking out fabric is the best!

  30. Jamie F. says:

    All of the above!

  31. Kim C. says:

    I love to dream but the best part I love the end. That means that I have finished something beautiful (I only make beautiful things). The middle can be a bit frustrating cause I usually make a mistake and have to remove stitches.

  32. Sunny says:

    This question reminds me of the movie, Best, Exotic, Marigold Hotel where one of the guests complains and is told that there is a saying in India that everything works out in the end. If there is a problem it isn’t the end! That being said, I probably like the middle where you are still hopeful and doing what you love. The process not the product approach.
    BTW, great flick.

  33. ellen kudron says:

    I Love the end, because I can see the fruits of my labor!

  34. Anna Nusbaum says:

    My favorite parts are the beginning and just before the end. I love the fleshing out of an idea then hunting for the components and patterns to make it come true. The middle can be a little scary and frustrating, but, for me, the best part is just before the end, when I realize – “hey, this is actually gonna work!”.

  35. Cecilia says:

    Of course, for me, the beginning is always fun- picking out the fabric, planning the colors, and envisioning the completed project. In the middle, I am usually hoping I’ll be done soon! But at the end, there’s nothing like sewing on the binding and seeing the home stretch!

  36. valeriec says:

    I think both the begining (lets start something new) and the end (look what I did)

  37. Karla says:

    I like the beginning (before sewing begins) and the end of the project. I love to plan the project and of course using the end product or seeing the joy it brings the recipient is the best.

  38. Sue Winnie says:

    The energy of starting a project is the most fun for me. That’s why I have sooo many UFO’s.

  39. Regina Roza says:

    I love starting a new project and then watching it come to fruition! The creative process…is there anything better?

  40. Stacy says:

    The planning is always the best of any project!

  41. Penny says:

    Definitely the END! Feels great to finish a project especially if it’s a gift for someone :)

  42. melissa bailes says:

    I get really excited at the start of a project and love the process of planning it out, choosing the fabric and supplies, and getting ready to sew. At very beginning of a project is always a little hard for me to make the first cut but once that happens I can go forward happily. Once done, I am usually pretty drained and need a little step back time to appreciate what I have accomplished because it doesn’t always turn out as great as I wanted it to.

  43. Linda says:

    I like finding the right project to start and I find satifaction when the project ends but my favorite part is the middle. I find myself dreaming all kinds of dreams when I work on the middle.

  44. Lauren A says:

    the end b/c that is when I get to display/use it/wear it

  45. Carmi says:

    I like the end, cleaning up the sewing room and getting ready to start again.

  46. wendy says:

    The end definitely. I love the part of making a bag when you turn it right sides out and it’s becomes a real bag.

  47. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I would say the end is my favorite because I can look at all my hard work and be happy about it.

  48. Bee Jacobs says:

    Definitely the end, I get distracted easily on other ideas so I am excited when I actually finish a project and see my vision come to life.

  49. Jean Bradford says:

    I start a project with great anticipation of getting to the end. I want the finished product NOW. So I guess I’d have to say that the ending is my favorite because by that time I know if it’s going to fit/look good. And I can add embellishments as needed to make it totally unique.

  50. carolyn eldridge says:

    My favorite part of a new project? Before it even begins. I love it love it love it when I gave a dream filled with images…When I wake up I jot down the images in my journal and then go to the sewing room to begin the fun!