Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton Wool

We’re close to ending our  Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways. Today is day 10, wow time flies!

First let’s preview an upcoming episode with Katrina Walker. Katrina, in episode 805, shows us all the ins and outs of working with wool, plus how to make several upscale pillows using wool.  If you love working with wool or are new to using wool you won’t want to miss this episode.

Please be sure to check out more from Katrina Walker at her website,

Sew it All season 8 begins airing on PBS in September! Check your local PBS listings for more info or to request they carry the show!

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And, if you love making home decor items check out episode 713 “Picnic Party” with Beth Chandler. She shows how to make a picnic table that has pockets for weights (so it won’t blow away) Find all the instructions and how tos at!

bethchandler Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton WoolFor today’s prize we have a lovely piece of limited edition wool 2 1/3 yards, from Pendelton. This particular colorway is in limited quantities. If you’re not familiar with Pendelton Wool, most of the garments and blankets are still woven here in the United States. It’s a tradition that goes back since 1893.

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To enter today’s contest answer this question(s), have you ever sewn with wool? What did you like about wool, what could you see yourself making with this wool? If you haven’t sewn with wool, what’s stopping you?

Plus, every day you enter, you’re entered to win the grand prize, a Sew it All Season 7 DVD pack.

And, let’s give a shout out to yesterday’s winners. They are Deby, Karon G. and Lynn! Check your inbox for more details.

Catch Sew it All TV season 8 in September on PBS.  Check for your local schedule, or contact your station to request it.

Good luck!

 Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton Wool

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67 Responses to Sew It All 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 11: Win a limited edition yardage of Pendleton Wool

  1. Nonnie says:

    I love sewing with woolens, they drape so beautifully and hold there shape! When sewing, always pay attention to the fine details that make your item look professional. Take the time to PRESS in between sewing, especially with woolens.

  2. Lea J. says:

    No, I’ve never sewn with wool. I’m newish to quilting and just haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet. The pattern would make a great accent piece for my mother who collects all things Native American. Pillows perhaps…

  3. janice urffer says:

    I made a wool skirt i would make a shawl or cape with that wool.

  4. sue says:

    I made a maxi coat out of bonded wool back in the early 70s. It was a hot pink and cream houndstooth check that my grandmother bought at a fabric mill for a song. I paid incredible attention to detail and matched the pattern both vertically and horizontally. Wish I still had that kind of time to make labor intensive projects like that.

  5. Judy Miller says:

    In high school I made a reversiblewool coat. I Loved it!

  6. Jane says:

    I made a wool suit and several wool skirts many years ago.

  7. Carol K E says:

    I love sewing with wool. My most ambitious project was a full length coat with buttons made from knots tied by my dad. I think I would make a poncho with this yardage.

  8. Carol Womack says:

    Yes, I have sewn with wool and some wool blends. I have also cut up some Pendleton suits that I’ve worn out, and I’m waiting for a “sick day” to sew them together as a wool quilt!

  9. No I have never sewn with wool, I would like to win this woo; so I could try sewing with it.

  10. Becky Hill says:

    I have made several garmets from wool. Wool is easy to work with, it sews and shapes very nicely. I would make some type of wrap or cape with the Pendleton piece.

  11. kell says:

    I have not sewn with wool since high school for a fair 4-H project. Keep thinking I want to make a purse out of wool.

  12. diane says:

    I have never sewn with wool. However, I would love to have this beautiful piece. I would make an awsome fall/winter cape!

  13. Janice Roybal says:

    I had to sew a garment in High School for the Wool competition. It had to be made with a plaid, and because I am allergic, I had to line it completely. Love the new wool that is out now though because it isn’t as itchy.

  14. Kathy Scoggins says:

    My first major wool project was a wool plaid winter coat for my self when I was in the 6th grade. It was an uneven plaid in 2 pieces from the remnant store at the Betty Rose Coat Factory in Kansas City, MO. Most recently I made the suit my son wore for his wedding all from wool.

  15. Sarah says:

    I have sewn with wool, and I love it. Very easy to use with good results.

  16. Deena Shepard says:

    Love wool and felted wool. Done appliques, vests, hats and mittens. Can’t beat natural fabrics. Have even crocheted with it and love the way it works.

  17. Sue Shew says:

    I have not sewn with wool but always wanted to make a jacket.

  18. Sarah says:

    I love wool, but I’ve never used Pendleton wool. It’s gorgeous, the width would decide what I make with it. A skirt, a simple jacket, the centerpiece to a wool quilt it blanket.

  19. Peggy A, says:

    I was really afraid to sew with wool but I shouldn’t have been. My first wool project was a little jacket and hat for my daughter. It is such a rewarding material to work with since your finished product makes you look like an expert seamstress. My favorite wool projects in wool are jackets, bags, and hats.

  20. Faith K says:

    I have sewn with wool many years ago, then moved to Arizona, and gav up my love of wool. Last year we moved to Central Illinois just in time for the Polar Vortex! I would love to make a Pendleton wool suit for this winter, since I’m still getting by with lots of layers from my Arizona wardrobe.

  21. Fooniks says:

    I’ve done quite a lot of sewing with wool and it’s a delight to work with. It handles so well and can be manipulated so easily with steam. In fact I see a few projects with woolen fabrics in my near future.

  22. Denise Miller says:

    I have never sewn with wool and I don’t know what is required for this natural fiber. But I am interested in learning with my new sewing machine, many things I did not learn about sewing in my earlier years and with limited equipment. Constructing with different materials is exciting to me and I am looking for good sources to learn from as well. Glad to find SewNews magazine and online site. Already made the robe/fabric basket in the current edition and looking forward to more projects to learn with. Elderly aunt picked up my magazine and read through it and really enjoyed reading the ladies’ bios, saying, “This is so interesting.”

  23. JamieDSC says:

    I have sewn with wool, but not awesome Pendleton wool! I’d make a coat out of this and wear it all the time.

  24. Jean McNear says:

    No I haven’t sewn with wool but for no particular reason. I’m excited to try it since Sew it All will teach me what I need to know. :)

  25. Lynne Wahnefried says:

    It has been a long time since I have sewed anything from wool. I would love to work with this piece of fabric, it is beautiful!

  26. Jess Zjo says:

    Never sewn with wool, but I have a few indie patterns that would be great in wool! :)

  27. nicole lesley says:

    I have not used wool yet but would like to. I want to try a wrap for this fall just to get started.

  28. Barb S. says:

    I have just dabbled in wool and would like to try my hand making a vest and purse with wool. Pendleton, what a fabulous prize!

  29. Glenda White says:

    I have never sewn with wool. I could see sewing lined leg warmers.

  30. Charlotte Trabue says:

    Yes I have sewn with wool. I made a jacket and matching skirt. I sewn with wool several times, but never with Pendleton. Also I’m so glad that they have stayed in the United States. So many of our company’s have left.

  31. Judy Allen says:

    When I first took sewing lessons I tackled a wool spring coat much to the horror of the teacher. It was mint green. Came out surprisingly nice.

  32. Waltine says:

    Yes I have sewn with wool a number of years ago it is easy to sew with and I would make a jacket or vest from it. Thanks for asking and the give aways.

  33. Dona says:

    I love sewing with wool! Not sure what I would make out of it, would have to see it and feel it. I like the way it works in tailored clothing, it looks wonderful and holds its shape

  34. Karen says:

    I love working with wool. I recreate viking, medieval and renaissance clothing. Wool is always the goto fabric. Although 100% wool is very difficult to find in my city.

  35. Therese says:

    It’s been years since I’ve seen with wool. I like the feel of it, and it doesn’t slip around when sewing. My adult son who lives with us needs his room updated. I would use the wool for pillows and the color scheme for his room.

  36. Judy Haley says:

    Yes, I’ve sewn with wool. Even entered the “Make It With Wool” contest several times in high school. I think I was a finalist once. I love sewing on it. Holds a press so well.

  37. I’ve never sewn with wool as I have an allergy to it. I guess I could try working with it wearing gloves.

  38. Elaine says:

    I have sewn some wool skirts in the past and it was easy for me to sew. However, I don’t wear wool often because of the itchiness.

  39. Mary George says:

    I have never sewn with wool before. I haven’t sewn with wool before because I am still newish to sewing things and just haven’t though to use wool to make something yet.

  40. Anne Kivisto says:

    Love working with wool, of course Pendleton is the cream of the crop! Have made several garments and started using it in home dec.

  41. Barbara Godfrey says:

    Yes! I have sewn with wool! I have a large piece of red and white plaid sitting on my sewing pile ready to be felted and made into a handbag! Lovely to work with and super luxurious for winter.

    I would definately make a throw from this gorgeous fabric and make a bag with the leftovers. Love the pattern and the color way!

  42. I love wool. It is forgiving, moldable, dyeable, breathable…
    Although California doesn’t have alot of call to sew wool clothes I do love a wool tote!

  43. I like sewing with wool but I live in Florida and we just don’t need heavy material

  44. Gina S. says:

    No i haven’t, but i’ll try anything once.

  45. Cheryl says:

    I have sewn with many weights of wool, making shirts for my husband from Pendleton wools, and winter coats from wool melton. It’s a well-behaved fabric, and easy to work with once it is pre-shrunk.

  46. melissa evans says:

    I have never sewn with wool, but I would sure love to try it. Is it fussy?

  47. kim says:

    I have sewn a few wool skirts and a wool jacket for a man. I have a bolt of red wool saved so I can make a coat for myself.

  48. Theresa Nuehring says:

    I have never sewn with wool. Just have never wanted to since most wool fabrics have been really bland. But now that we are talking of moving north out of Florida might have to look into some and know it must have improved pattern wise and looks.

  49. Kathy Alden says:

    Pendelton wools are timeless! Love them! I have made many garments with wool, blazers, skirts, dresses. Sews like a dream.
    Kathy Alden in sunny SW Idaho

  50. Brenda Melahn says:

    No, I have never sewed with wool — I did sew a jumper from wool blend once and it was great — no problems.