November 17 ~ Passion for Color

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It might be dreary outside but we’ve got COLOR here today!

Make It

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Brett Bara shows you how to make this Color Spectrum Pet Bed at Design*Sponge.
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Put your small scraps to use with Kate’s Scrap Map at See Kate Sew.
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The Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt is a free pattern from Faith at Fresh Lemons.
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Anneliese from Aesthetic Nest thinks every girl should have a Rainbow Wrap Skirt!
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Cheryl from A Pretty Cool Life designed this Rainbow Bunting Baby Quilt with appliquΓ© bunting. Think of the possibilities!

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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This pretty Eye Candy Clutch was part of our Summer Sewing series this year at Sew,Mama,Sew!. Tori from One Eleven shows you how to use shades of one color or this rainbow look for different versions.

Related tutorials you might just love: Crayon Box Quilt, Primary Tints: Beginning Fabric Dyeing, How to Refashion With Color-Blocking, Fabric Art, Fish Baby Log Cabin Quilt, Little Pink House

Buy It

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These fun, fabric Paint Chip Placemats are from Avril Loreti. She writes, “I always love picking colours for projects and really discussing the finer details of what a colour makes me think of and how it makes me feel. I’ve also always been jealous of the person who has the job to come up with names for paint chip swatches. So i came up with my own Paintchip Placemats. The titles all come from how the colours make me feel…”

Sew,Mama,Sew! readers get a special 20% discount in Avril’s Etsy shop from now through December 31, 2011! Use the coupon code: SEWMAMASEW20. Enjoy!

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Liz’s choice Irene’s choice Beth’s choice

Mix It

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Make some delicious Red Velvet Fudge with this recipe at I am Baker. (She has an incredible recipe archive, by the way, so be sure to check out the site!)

Print It

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Print out these Christmas Mail Tags from Ning Fathia at Babalisme and even if you hand-deliver packages they’ll still have that lovely “snail mail” feel!

Win It

Tweet #handmadeholidays or tag us on Facebook this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew!

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these books!

The Sewing Machine Classroom: Learn the Ins & Outs of Your Machine (US Winners Only)

Author: Charlene Phillips
Publisher: Krause Publications

Join author Charlene Phillips as you learn all about your new best friend—your sewing machine!

From fabric to feet to finished product, you’ll be guided through techniques for mastering your machine and using it to perform basic to advanced stitching tasks.

Whether you’ve been sewing for years or just gotten the itch, you’ll find invaluable information inside for using your sewing machine to its maximum potential.

Sewing Pottery by Machine

Author: Barbara Warholic
Publisher: Martingale & Co.

Shaped like pottery but supple like fabric, each project is a visual and tactile treat! Learn the simple technique of wrapping fabric strips around cording to make coiled pots. Then take your skills to the next level and make traditional pottery shapes: vases, urns, jugs, and more.

* Join pieces to create pots with necks, rims, handles, and even a teapot spout
* Choose from seven projects and explore a gorgeous gallery for additional ideas
* Put your fabric stash to use and sew something spectacular

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Sewing: Unlock Your Inner Sewing Goddess: Projects, Advice and Inspiration for a Creative Lifestyle (US Winners Only)

Authors: Carrie McLennan , Clare Nicolson , Suzanne Smith
Publisher: F + W Media

This title is designed for crafters who find there is never enough time in the day – which is most of them! The fun, quirkily styled projects can be completed in a day, or spaced over a few weekends, so crafters can have the satisfaction of finishing, as well as starting, projects. This title is written by a truly busy gal with bags of personality and experience, as she learns to sew and discovers how to fit it into her lifestyle. It includes advice on sourcing fabric, upcycling, blogging, joining online communities and more for the ultimate experience for busy girls who sew.

Weekend Handmade: More Than 40 Projects and Ideas for Inspired Crafting

Author: Kelly Wilkinson
Publisher: Abrams/STC Craft

In Weekend Handmade, author Kelly Wilkinson encourages readers to celebrate the joy of crafting, both for the satisfaction of making something by hand, and because the finished items serve as reminders of time taken to slow down and create, no matter the day of the week.

The book is organized into three sections: Make offers projects to wear or decorate with; Grow presents projects inspired by gardens, fields, and farmer’s markets; and Gather spotlights projects that enrich casual get-togethers.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2010 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

16 ~ Passion for Reading
15 ~ Passion for Imagination
14 ~ Passion for Growing
13 ~ Passion for Decorating
12 ~ Passion for Jewelry
11 ~ Passion for Art
10 ~ Passion for Travel
9 ~ Passion for Cooking + Baking
8 ~ Passion for Exploration + Adventure
7 ~ Passion for Teaching + Learning
6 ~ Passion for Sewing
5 ~ Passion for Organization
4 ~ Passion for Relaxation
3 ~ Passion for Clothes
2 ~ Passion for Play
1 ~ Passion for Accessories

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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394 Responses to November 17 ~ Passion for Color

  1. Jen says:

    Very pretty baby quilt!

  2. Toni-Anne says:

    No shortage of colour on this page, I love it all <3

  3. Runa says:

    I loved the copy cat bag and wanted to make it as a Birthday present for my mother, but I cannot seem to find it anymore πŸ™

  4. marion k says:

    I went to make the copy cat bag today but can’t find the link the tutorial any more. Any ideas?

  5. jenny says:

    bunting quilt is so adorable

  6. DebbieKL says:

    My son would love the scrap map!

  7. Java Jane says:

    What happened to the Copy Cat bag tutorial?? It does not exist.

    Love the map–passed that link along to a teacher friend.

  8. Libby says:

    I love color!

  9. Celeste says:

    That map is so great!

  10. Vanessa W says:

    i love block colour!! and used so well!

  11. mims says:

    i love that scrap map.

  12. Maria says:

    For me the color is all in a project, a beatifull patern with wrongs color is a ugly project. For me the color of the fabric is the fist point when Im sewing.

  13. EmilyB says:

    Red velvet fudge AND that copy cat bag. And thats just for me!

  14. Nina says:

    Thanks for bring a little of spring in all that Christmas madness.

  15. cheri says:

    Ohh, the books today look great!

  16. Silvia says:

    Love this Color Spectrum Pet Bed! In my case, it would be the perfect pillow for my sofa!

  17. jodie says:

    OmG I LOVE that map quilt and the bunting baby quilt! Adorable!

  18. Deb Cameron says:

    He he, colour me happy!!!! I see a rainbow wrap around skirt in MY future, such a fun happy skirt, I would be giggling all day wearing this.

  19. Emmmylizzzy says:

    Sooo much fun stuff on here!

  20. Lindsay says:

    The Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt is beautiful!

  21. kate C. says:

    that fudge looks amazing!

  22. Anita says:

    I love the colors! my favorite is the quilt.

  23. Aurélie says:

    Those paint chip placemats are so gorgeous!

  24. Liz says:

    ooh, kaleidescope!

  25. alcheme says:

    Beutiful colour!!!!

  26. Catherine says:

    That kites quilt is just lovely!

  27. Julia says:

    Love that scrap map!! What a brilliant idea!

  28. kate s. says:

    I’d like the Busy Girls Guide to Sewing and Weekend Handmade! I know a couple of little girls that would love the rainbow skirt!

  29. Allison C says:

    Love color and those placemats!

  30. Mary Jo says:

    maybe make some fudge and start on any of the projects-I have people in mind for each one!

  31. Knititall says:

    Love the Kaleidoscope Kites Quilt!

  32. Serena says:

    How great is that grey cat on the rainbow bed? I love ALL the projects today!

  33. Tiffany says:

    LOVE the pet bed- the cat is beautiful! πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for all of the amazing patterns, ideas, and recipes! It’s my own early Christmas gift waiting for me each day! πŸ™‚

  34. Jennifer G. Miller says:

    That fabric scrap map is so wonderful! My boys would go crazy over that!

  35. Westin's Mom says:

    i love the rainbow skirt!

  36. Ashley Williams says:

    Oh this post makes me so happy. Color is my heaven. I love pretty colorful things, it’s so peaceful. I’m also kind of obsessed with bunting so that quilt is killing me! NEED IT!

  37. Stacy says:

    That scrap map is really awesome!

  38. Jennifer says:

    The bunting quilt is adorable!

  39. Melissa says:

    Great books! Live the bag today!

  40. Marianna says:

    The map would be great for my sister.

  41. What a colorful post today. I see lots of great projects here! Thanks

  42. Sarah says:

    Love the scrap map

  43. Melissa says:

    Love the map!!

  44. Lynn Hey says:

    Must try the scrap map with the kiddos. Would be a pretty wall hanging.

  45. Kimberly says:

    I love the scrap map. I have traveled all over the US with my awesome family and have loved every minute of it! Thank you!

  46. Pauline says:

    That rainbow bunding quilt is to die for…and that scrap map is gorgeous!

  47. Meg says:

    I really like the scrap map! Thanks!

  48. Alli says:

    The Kaleidoscope Kites quilt is so cute!

  49. Hilary says:

    I want the red velvet fudge and all the wonderful use of color.

  50. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the great info and giveaways.

  51. julia carter says:

    The qiults and bags are yummy!!

  52. Jen Richards says:

    I love the ruffles idea on the copycat bag!

  53. SS Sews says:

    Love the scrap map!

  54. Lisa Readman says:

    So many good uses of color today! I’d love to make the map for my classroom someday.

  55. Blossom says:

    That Rainbow Skirt is just gorgeous! And those have to be the cutest shoes ever on the little girl who is wearing the skirt!

  56. Ana says:

    The Rainbow Bunting Baby Quilt is so sweet! I really have to start quilting.

  57. Amanda says:

    I love the scrap map. and the bunting quilt is adorable

  58. Deanna says:

    Hmmmm…is going-on-twelve too old for a rainbow skirt? Because I surely want to make my daughter one.

  59. Carrie says:

    I LOVE that map!!

  60. Vikki says:

    Love the colors! Thank you.

  61. Kristin says:

    That fudge looks divine!

  62. adriane says:

    My cat totally needs that bed! If only I could make her lay on it…

  63. Erin says:

    The scrap map is too cute and a great way to use up all those tiny scraps that I can’t bear to throw away. Anneliese’s wrap skirt is to die for.
    Thanks, this is a great day!

  64. Michelle says:

    I stopped commenting b/c I was tired of not winning. Do you guys actually read all of these comments anyways? Still love you.

    • Irene says:

      Yep, I read every one. πŸ™‚ And you still have plenty of chances to win so don’t give up!

  65. kristin says:

    i love everything on today’s post, especially the map.

  66. Susan says:

    I love the bunting blanket…going to go get the materials to make it today!

  67. Stacy says:

    Love the copycat bag!

  68. Christina G. says:

    LOve the map πŸ™‚

  69. Brie says:

    Love the baby bunting quilt!

  70. Crunchy Con Mommy says:

    Such a pretty post! Lol. That scrap map must’ve been crazy hard. Might have to click over to the link just to find out how she did it!

  71. Bobby says:

    I want to try every pattern on here today! That quilt looks fun! And I am taking a closer look at the bag. I need a new one. Today. Tomorrow I’ll need another new one so keep them coming. ;0)

  72. Celia says:

    That baby quilt is gorgeous, and I love the idea of the scrap map!

  73. OzKnitter says:

    Wow! Red velvet fudge!

  74. Anne Marie says:

    Love all these colorful ideas.

  75. alison says:

    I love this theme – so many pretty things.

  76. Wow, wouldn’t the map be a great project to do with an older child? Thanks for the chance to win your giveaways.
    jrepp at com cast dotnet.

  77. Sydney says:

    I wonder if I could use the method of scrappy USA map to do one for the counties in the UK.. Or the boroughs of London… Ideas!

  78. Claudia says:

    What amazing ideas!
    I love the cat quilt!
    Kind regards from Germany

  79. Sarah McGrath says:

    Love the flying kites quilt

  80. Debbie says:

    love those mail tags!

  81. mac says:

    The paint chip placemats are a brilliant idea. Thanks for the give aways.

  82. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    So colourful! Awesome!

  83. Bianca says:

    the us map is quite adorable. and i know i have a bunch pf scraps i could use. how cute!

  84. Beth T says:

    I’m always trying to be braver with color–this is quite motivating to me!

  85. deborah says:

    i’ve been wanting ‘the sewing machine classroom’ – thank you!

    love the placemat idea.

  86. Courtney says:

    Lovely and bright ideas!

  87. Denise says:

    Great color ideas. I have always like Amish style stuff with their great color sense.

  88. Mama Lusco says:

    That bag has been on my to-do list. Thanks for more great ideas!

  89. Jodi G. says:

    What a clever idea for a scrappy USA. I’m sure kids would love that. The paint chip placemats really bring alot of color to the table. I’m just so impressed with all the great ideas you bring us each day. Great job !!

    Thanks for all the giveaways and a chance to win.


  90. Kim T. says:

    Wonderful! love the rainbows.

  91. bruinbr says:

    That bunting quilt and the scrap map of the US are awesome! Where to begin!?

  92. ems says:

    rainbows rainbows and more rainbows

  93. Alexandra O says:

    Love the ideas and the giveaways.

  94. Heidi says:

    I love the scrap map and the bunting baby quilt. you could probably adapt the map to show all the states you’ve been in and those you’ve yet to see.

  95. stacey says:

    i DO love all of these colors!!

  96. Janice Svercek says:

    Who wouldn’t love to win one of these books!

  97. liz says:

    I love the rainbow wrap skirt and the paintchip placemats. So fun!

  98. Sarah B says:

    I love every single idea today! I MUST make them all!

  99. Llama ran says:

    I love the colors! The red velvet fudge looks wonderful!

  100. Jasmin says:

    Love all the colour.

  101. Summer says:

    Red velvet fudge!!

  102. Vicente says:

    Loving these Handmade Holidays posts. Wish had more time to sew…maybe winning the book will help. Thank you for an awesome November blog.

  103. Delia says:

    That scrap map is amazing! I don’t know if I have the patience to tackle something like that though. The colors really do make it!

  104. Valerie says:

    Love all the color here! That scrap map is AWESOME! How clever.

  105. MarciaW says:

    The kites quilt and bunting baby quilt are really nice. I do like those bright colors.

  106. Syd says:

    All of the projects and books you have had are just wonderful. Thanks for all the fun!!

  107. Morgan says:

    Loving those busy/weekend books. And that kaleidoscope quilt!

  108. Genevieve says:

    Love the scrap map!


  109. Kati says:

    Loving all the colors…but I think that cat is NOT too happy about it! πŸ™‚

  110. Jayme says:

    I love the map! It would be fun to do it with velcro too and make it a puzzle.

  111. Charlotte says:

    1st comment? (or is my computer just malfunctioning?) πŸ™‚

    But that paintchips placemat idea is really cool….and I love that cat. He’s (or she’s) so cute! πŸ™‚

  112. Whitney says:

    i love that pet bed! (and that cat is really cute!)

  113. Laurie says:

    Grumpy gray kitty FTW! Also love the paint chip placemats.

  114. Anita says:

    The red velvet fudge is a must try!

  115. Diane says:

    I look forward to your new entries each day. I just love this passion series. Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  116. Ginger says:

    Love the colorful ideas.

  117. funda62 says:

    My great-grandmother used to cut up old clothes and make patchwork quilts similar to the one the cat is sitting on. Thanks for the memory and the inspiration!

  118. Debbie says:

    Pretty colors!

  119. JamieS says:

    Red velvet fudge! I’m in.

  120. Cricket says:

    Wow, there are a couple books I’ve never even seen before. Am I a total nerd for really wanting to become intimat with the ins and outs of my sewing machine?

  121. Amy G. says:

    I love that map! And the bag! so cute!

  122. kathyh says:

    SewMamaSew has been showing off those dot fabrics and I think I NEED some.

  123. Gina says:

    The rainbow bunting baby quilt is adorable!

  124. Ramona says:

    The scrap map is fabulous. Love the bunting quilt too. I love color so this was a very fun day.

  125. Becky says:

    Another BUNCH of fun ideas. I love that rainbow skirt. And lots of inspiration for baby quilts too. Fun!

  126. Julie W says:

    The Sewing Machine Classroom looks like a good resource!

  127. Ellen M. says:

    Love the Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt!

  128. Karen A says:

    A great choice of colorful ideas.

  129. Oh, that rainbow skirt, so cute!

  130. VickiT says:

    Oh my gosh ~ I adore that gorgeous cat on the very cool pillow. And the baby quilt and …….ok they’re all wonderful. Thank you for all the excellent tutorials today.

  131. Amy says:

    Love the copy cat bag! Can one have too many bags?

  132. MissMary says:

    YAY for wonderful quilts!

  133. Desiree says:

    Such wonderful ideas. My sister made me promise to make the fudge ASAP :).

  134. slacker says:

    I <3 the scrap map! thanks!!!

  135. Kaz says:

    I adore that scrap map! And I had the same fabric used for the bag a day – I wonder if I have any left …

  136. Wendy D. P. says:

    Adorable bunting quilt!

  137. E-bike says:

    I would like to see much more posts like this!.. Fantastic blog btw! reis Subscribed..

  138. Lisa C. says:

    How cool is that map?!

    Plus, red velvet fudge = heaven! totally making that for a holiday party this weekend!

  139. Charlotte says:

    Love the wrap skirt! I agree! Every girl should have one πŸ˜‰

  140. Jill B says:

    I LOVE the bunting baby quilt!

  141. Marita H. says:

    That scrap map is a great idea! now i am thinking world too…

  142. kristymn says:

    I love every single item on this post. Love.

  143. Cinnamon says:

    That red velvet fudge looks soooo yummy! And I’m not sure who likes the rainbow skirt more, me or my girl.

  144. Sherry J says:

    i love working with color. great projects!

  145. LoriA says:

    That scrap map is amazing!!

  146. Andrea says:

    Love all the colour today!

  147. Joanne says:

    Love the scrap map – what a great idea!

  148. Amy D. says:

    What lovely books!

  149. Jess says:

    Ooh, red velvet fudge! Also LOOOOVE the bag, the quilt, the baby quilt, and I definitely want the rainbow skirt in a grown-up size! You definitely have me on this one.

  150. Wonderful bag today. Love it!!!

  151. I’ve seen that wrap skirt before, adorable!! And that cat bed – if I make a pillow that fabulous, it’ll be for me!!

  152. Marci Girl says:

    That scrap map is the best! Love it!

  153. Katina says:

    Love your scrap map!

  154. Betsy M says:

    That Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt is beautiful. That for all of the lovely links.

  155. Kylene Grell says:

    Oooh, that scrap map is too cute!

  156. Christie S. says:

    The Copy Cat Bag is adorable.

  157. laura reich says:

    Umm. That scrap map is AH-MAZING!

  158. Adrienne says:

    that skirt is absolutely adorable!

  159. eleanor says:

    Love the scrap map!

  160. Natalie says:

    Oh I just love pretty rainbow colours! I really think I need to make that rainbow skirt for me, gorgeous πŸ™‚

  161. Tong says:

    Love the pet bed!

  162. Christy says:

    Love that rainbow map!

  163. Jenn says:

    It’s very hard to decide what I love more on this page…if I only had a baby to sew for it would be that baby bunting quilt. *love*

  164. Peggy Grow says:

    I love the baby bunting quilt! I have made the scrap map before. It is fun.

  165. lm says:

    mmmm, fudge. must get baking!

  166. RobynK says:

    What a great lot of rainbow coloured things to make!

  167. beth says:

    That map looks so wonderful! What a great use for scraps!

  168. Jen V says:

    The Rainbow Wrap is so fun!

  169. Tabitha says:

    Love the map!

  170. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, the kaleidoscopic kites quilt is *gorgeous*! I do now feel more cheerful from looking at all the vibrant colors πŸ™‚

  171. Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    Color, color – I love bright colors so all of these tutorials appeal to me! Thank you so much!

  172. Samantha says:

    WHEEEE!! So happy!

  173. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    The scrappy state map is just the thing to spice up our playroom. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  174. Jocelyn says:

    The scrap map is amazing!!! What creative minds πŸ˜‰

  175. Maeve says:

    The fudge looks so delicious! Gotta try it out! Love all the color today! Thanks!

  176. amber says:

    This is my favorite post so far! I love the scrap map and I love the bunting quilt. It looks like something I could actually finish by christmas if I start this weekend.

  177. Katie says:

    That wrap skirt has my name all over it!

  178. Mrs. Not the Jet Set says:

    I’m digging the scrap map!

  179. Virginia says:

    I love the scrap map!

  180. Natalija says:

    Love that baby bunting quilt. I am going to have to learn how to quilt and baby quilts would be the easier to start with than large ones.

  181. Sherri S. says:

    Wow! {Off to kitchen, hoping to find something as good to eat as red velvet fudge.} Thanks so much!

  182. Theresa says:

    What a clever map.

  183. Jenelle says:

    Faith’s quilt is beautiful. I’m going to go check out the pattern!

  184. Maya says:

    That cat is adorable! I love all the colors in the pet bed.

  185. Emilia says:

    Another fudge recipe to try

  186. Kylie C says:

    I love that Kaleidoscopic quilt it has such a big visual impact.

  187. Liz Taylor says:

    LOVE that bunting blanket!

  188. Julie says:

    i think i’ll make the rainbow wrap skirt for my little girl.

  189. Wendy says:

    Love all the colorful projects today–both quilts and the scrap map are fantastic!

  190. Taryn says:

    Love them all!

  191. Alyssa says:

    Red Velvet Fudge?!? Are you kidding me?!? Where has this been all my life???

  192. Stacey says:

    Loving that weekend handmade book. Perhaps I could make that Copy Cat bag in a weekend? I think I’ll give it a try.

  193. marthaeliza says:

    Lord have mercy — it’s gray outside my window and this post is perfectly timed! I’ma gonna make that cat bed.

  194. Melanie T says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  195. upstatelisa says:

    Love those mail tags! Will be printing some of those!

  196. Andrea says:

    I really love so many of these projects. I think I’ll try the wrap skirt first.

  197. Jessica H says:

    red velvet fudge is very intriguing.

  198. Susan says:

    yes, please!

  199. Hillary S. says:

    Love all the rainbow colors!

  200. Galatina says:

    wish I was more adventurous with colour – what lovely inspiration.

  201. Jenn says:

    Love the Kaleidoscopic Kites Quilt, such a fun use of color!

  202. Anne says:

    The red velvet fudge looks yummy!

  203. bess says:

    the copy cat bag is super cute!

  204. Love the U.S. map… makes me wish I could quilt.

  205. Ellu says:

    Thanks for the colourful inspirations!

  206. Lisa-Ruth says:

    Love the scrap map – what a great gift! And it’s educational too!

  207. Kristen says:

    Love that scrap map!!

  208. Amanda says:

    I love that scrap map…I need to make that for the playroom! Hopefully I can do it without overthinking what fabric I use for each state πŸ˜‰

  209. Kate says:

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but I think I need MORE scraps to make that map!

  210. Suzanne says:

    Lots of good ideas today. Thank you!

  211. Corin says:

    I can’t even begin to tell you how much I could use the sewing machine classroom book.

  212. Sherrie Wolfe says:

    I love that map with fabric scraps!

  213. jm says:

    Love that bunting quilt!

  214. Cat says:

    oh, I LOVE the copycat bag… but how not to resist to the other tutes ?? thanks guys !

  215. kim says:

    that map is too cool!

  216. caroline says:

    Oh how I would love Weekend Handmade!

  217. Janelle says:

    Love the scrap map!

  218. Em says:

    That rainbow skirt is just amazing!

  219. Betsy says:

    That scrap map would be a great family project.

  220. min says:

    BRILLIANT paint chip fabric. I love to find someone with a new idea. Thanks!

  221. Erika says:

    fabulous tutorials today. i want to make every one!

  222. Carole B says:

    Awesome projects! I’d like the kitty to go with the bed I make please.

  223. Somer says:

    I must have a passion for color because I love everything on this page!

  224. Melanie says:

    Oh my gosh, I love all the books in today’s give away!

  225. Jess says:

    I love the map made out of scraps! Thanks for all the great tutorials and the giveaway.

  226. Katy says:

    I need to get a cat, just to justify that bed! So cute.

  227. Cassandra says:

    These are bright for sure. I love the bag for today.

  228. greta says:

    great giveaways!

  229. Whitner says:

    Love the map!

  230. Jessica says:

    I love all this color, it’s such a grey day here!

  231. Nat says:

    I adore the idea of the scrap map, though I would have to make up my own UK one of course!

  232. Mina says:

    I love the map

  233. Kristin H says:

    Oooh! The fudge looks fantastic!

  234. Melissa Ann says:

    I love the map! That would be such a fun addition to a homeschool classroom!

  235. Linda says:

    I love the idea of the “Gather” projects mentioned in Weekend Handmade…I love to have a circle of crafters around working on a project!

  236. Brita says:

    The Scrap Map is very cool.

  237. Amy says:

    I reaaaaaallly shouldn’t download that fudge recipe, but oh my goodness does it look amazing!

  238. Crystal says:

    What perfect little mail tags! I have to mail a package clear across Canada and these will make it look so pretty. Thanks for sharing creative inspiration, yummy foods and printables. You gals are the best!

  239. Rebekah says:

    the map is fantastic!

  240. Lyanna L. says:

    Love these ideas, especially the map with scraps of fabric, how fun! =)

  241. Brigette says:

    The Kaleidoscope quilt is beautiful!

  242. Steph G. says:

    The scrap map is beautiful! It would be a great addition to a playroom.

  243. Kelsey D says:


  244. Interested in that last book especially!

  245. Blanca says:

    Hi, I love the rainbow wrap skirt. It looks like a fun nice children’s dress.

  246. ElizabethL says:

    All of these giveaways look like a lot of fun.

  247. Susan mitchell says:

    Aww!!! Love the rainbow skirt; unfortunately I have a boy…maybe one for my niece though:)

  248. lee says:

    I have been loving all the bags you have been showing. Todays CopyCat bag is wonderful! thanks.

  249. Rocio H. says:

    The busy girls guide sounds like it would be a perfect fit.

  250. wendy says:

    I am madly in love with the baby bunting quilt!

  251. Chris says:

    The ped bed is adorable (so is the kitty!) thanks.

  252. Tammy says:

    the labels look fun! I have some holiday mailing to do so I’ll keep these in mind.

  253. doris says:

    I can’t even pick a favorite from this post, everything is screaming “make me!” or “buy me!”… I guess I’m crazy for color!

  254. Rhonda S. says:

    Love the scrap map! I don’t think I could finish that by Christmas, but it will definitely be bookmarked for later!

  255. Anne says:

    Great selections of tutorials; I’ll be trying some of these!

  256. Marilize says:

    Look at all those great tuts πŸ™‚ Love the copy cat bag and the beautiful colours used in all the examples.


  257. I really need to retire so all I can do is make these great ideas!

  258. Kristin says:

    I love color so I’m loving today’s projects!
    That cat’s expression is hilarious!

  259. Sharon says:

    Love the Scrap Map, pure genius!

  260. Emily says:

    I know some adults who would love to find a rainbow wrap skirt under their tree! I have such craft-book lust looking at all these wonderful titles.

  261. Sarah says:

    Such a great, interesting collection of books!

  262. Katie M. says:

    Wow! I’ve made a Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt, and it was fantastically fun! Now the baby bunting quilt is looking really sweet … maybe a scrap buster is in order!

  263. Sharon Meek says:

    I love the scrap map. Thanks for the giveaway

  264. Fawn says:

    I love the print-focused bag for today! So pretty. I’ve got a few prints i’d love to purpose into this bag!!!

  265. Shannon says:

    great scrap map. Wouldnt it be cool to frame it atop corkboard to you could pin places you have been or want to go?!

  266. Rebekah says:

    wow – i LOVE the kaleidoscope quilt!!

  267. My cat could certainly use that pet bed…hehe! πŸ™‚

  268. M Evans says:

    The map would be fun for a kid’s room. I wonder how it would looks with the state names embroidered on it?

  269. beverly says:

    Wow! That’s some color!
    I also love paint chips, so I was happy to see how it inspired this artist.

  270. Lyndsey says:

    I’m just loving all of the projects that are being posted! However am I going to have enough time to make them all πŸ™‚

  271. Meg says:

    I love the tags!

  272. Kristin says:

    I’m inspired to learn to quilt!

  273. Christine says:

    I love the scrap map. I should make one for my nephew. He would love it, too!

  274. Lorri says:

    The scrap map looks fantastic! Too bad my quilting skills are so limited!!!

  275. Libby says:

    The paint chip placemats are so clever, and I really like all the quilts.

  276. Keza says:

    I’ve never come across those books before……. they all look great!

  277. Joanne says:

    Yum! Red velvet fudge!

  278. Jen says:

    Awesome scrap map!

  279. Alina Rodgers says:

    The scrap map is just awesome.

  280. Lorrie says:

    Love all the color! And the Weekend Handmade book –

  281. chibidani says:

    I like the scrap map.

  282. Gill says:

    I love the scrap map! I’d like to do one of the UK as that’s my home country!!!

  283. Mandi says:

    Red Velvet Fudge? Yum!

  284. Tera says:

    Scrap Map is amazing!!! : )

  285. Anya says:

    I love the scrap map!!

  286. Deanne Johnson says:

    Great tutorials and the red velvet fudge looks delicious.

  287. Kim N says:

    Love the child’s skirt and all the quilts today!

  288. Kma says:

    Darling bag. Can’t wait to make it.

  289. Kari E says:

    I’d love to win!

  290. Heidi Anderson says:

    Love the scrap map, now on my list of things to sew just for me! As always, wonderful ideas. Thank you!

  291. Jodi Buckister says:

    Yay, another chance to win! Thanks guys.

  292. jessicac says:

    The sewing pottery looks so cool, and I have been lusting after the weekend handmade book for a while.. still crossing my fingers this week!

  293. Garilyn says:

    Love the kite quilt and the rainbow bunting baby quilt!

  294. Carmen says:

    I have TONS of scrap broadcloth that will be great for the rainbow wrap skirt. Thanks!

  295. Katharine says:

    I love the Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt!

  296. Marion K says:

    Another great bag tutorial, thank you! If only I had more time to sew in the evenings!

  297. Melanie says:

    Love the rainbow skirt!

  298. Tezzie says:

    I look forward everyday to finding out what new wonderful things you are showing us. Thank you.

  299. Lisa Zap says:

    Love those paint chip place mats!

  300. Cari says:

    That rainbow wrap skirt is awesome!

  301. Beth Ellen says:

    I have had the scrap map instructions in my “make” pile for too long–I love it and need to get started. I think mine will become a pillow.

  302. Karen says:

    Love that copy cat bag!

  303. Elizabeth says:

    Love that copycat bag! It looks so versatile!

  304. Jess says:

    So… Colourful!

  305. Nina says:

    Thank you for great tutorials!

  306. Brandy says:

    I may have to try the Red Velvet Fudge. My husband loves Red Velvet.

  307. Julia says:

    I absolutely adore the scrap map. I think I’m going to make a Canadian one!

  308. The pet bed is my favorite πŸ™‚

  309. krystina says:

    Red Velvet Fudge… OH MY GAWD.

  310. Christina says:

    Hurray for RoyGBiv!

  311. Michelle B says:

    I just LOVE the ruffles on that copy cat bag! And the scrap map is such a clever idea…

  312. Miet says:

    Really like the baby quilt! And the cat πŸ™‚

  313. Deirdre Schragl says:

    Good books! Classroom in a book?? love it! and Weekend homemade, how fun!

  314. Tez says:

    I have never seen the Weekend Handmade book, it looks wonderful.

  315. Casey C says:

    Love the quilt!

  316. MC says:

    Great projects today! I think my kitty would love a new bed.

  317. Robin E. says:

    Oooo, I love that scrappy map!

  318. brenda says:

    The Weekend Handmade book sounds like something I would enjoy.

  319. linda says:

    definitely enjoyed seeing all these pops of color! it’s too cold these days!

  320. Crystal says:

    Love the ruffled bag. and the fudge recipe. I would also love to win the sewing machine classroom book – but it is only for US.:(

  321. Ashley says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my Copy Cat Bag!! xoxo, Ashley

  322. Rebekah says:

    Love the paint chip placemats!

  323. Anya says:

    Love the color!

  324. Brianna says:

    Those paint chip placemats are just awesome.

  325. Tasha says:

    I love the scrap map!

  326. jen says:

    love the paint chip placemats!

  327. Marie says:

    I like the map and the quilts – especially the baby one, bright and cheerful but not overwhelming on the eyes. Red velvet fudge sounds heavenly. Thanks for the great ideas again!

  328. Erin says:

    Oh BUNTING QUILTS! My heart leaps every time I see one! I should really make one for my home.

  329. Rachael Spencer says:

    I’ve seen that scrap map before and I think it is fabulous. I have it on my list to make sometime.

  330. Liz says:

    Ooooh, I love all the rainbow colored projects!

  331. Annie says:

    great inspiration!

  332. Timmi says:

    That rainbow bunting quilt was the first quilt I ever made!

  333. Crystal says:

    I AM making the rainbow skirt for my little girl!

  334. Gina S. says:

    I love coming here every day. So many great things to make!

  335. Sonya M says:

    I LOVE colour, especially in ROYGBIV order, so this one is for me! Thanks for the beautiful eye candy, and oh so much more inspiration for which I don’t have enough time!

  336. Holly says:

    Wow! I love this stuff.

  337. jennifer says:

    I love things with color! I love that map. What a cute idea.

  338. Jenn Lee says:

    The scrap map is so cute.

  339. Mare says:

    Red velvet fudge!!?? Oh my goodness!

  340. Rebecca says:

    Love Love Love the scrap map! Have to make one!

  341. Rachel says:

    Love that bunting quilt!

  342. Carol says:

    Love the fudge idea. Planning on making a batch for the spousal unit!

  343. Melissa says:

    Love me some scrappy rainbows!

  344. Some fun ideas here today – wish I could just find the time to make everything you’ve been showing! Each day, so much of interest. Thank you for organizing all this ;–)

  345. Beth says:

    Weekend Handmade seems like a great little book.

  346. Sharon says:

    Thanks for the Copy Cat Bag tutorial! Love it!

  347. lots of fun vibrant colorful tutorials! i’d love to win the ‘busy girls sewing’ book!

  348. Fabienne says:

    Everything looks beautiful, thanks!

  349. Bethany says:

    wow I love the scrap map, that is fun!!!

  350. Beezus says:

    Mmmmm, that red velvet fudge looks like it will be super yummy!

  351. Addy says:

    I love the scrap map and the copycat bag!

  352. Louby Lou says:

    That bunting quilt is adorable!

  353. Kristie says:

    I love all the color. My daughter requested a rainbow outfit for her birthday, so this is great inspiration. Thanks!

  354. Jennifer N says:

    This is definitely a good season to highlight color. I wonder if I would have patience for the US map … so clever. Thanks for sharing.

  355. bonnie says:

    great books….

  356. I love bright colors!! Love all these ideas, especially the scrap map wall hanging!

  357. Jessica says:

    the little bunting quilt is adorable! what a great idea!

  358. Meg says:

    Oh, I love these books! The coiled pots look fantastic πŸ™‚

  359. Sherly says:

    it’s thursday, wooo! which means it’s that much close to the weekend when i can tackle all these great diy ideas.

  360. jeanne says:

    Oh my goodness! Red velvet fudge. I have to try it! Thanks again for a great post.

  361. Steph says:

    Love the bunting quilt–I’ve been wanting to make one and this one is so cute!

  362. Kelly Irene says:

    The pet pillow picture almost makes me want to get a cat. Almost. I just finished reading FQ’s Issue 7 all about color and am loving looking through the projects you linked to today. Thanks so much for this series!

  363. Stacy says:

    Red velvet fudge- yum!

  364. Ginger says:

    Wow! Which book to choose? Lovely choices.

  365. Kim McM says:

    I would be glad to win any of these! I love the bunting baby quilt and the paint chip placemats. I may have to make these- I work in the paint department at our local big box hardware store.

  366. Lisa G. says:

    I LOVE the scrap map idea!!!! When I build up enough scraps, I’m doing it for the kids playroom! (And to teach myself where the heck Idaho is!)

  367. Miquela says:

    LOVE the map!!

  368. Heather says:

    Ooooh, Red Velvet Fudge! My daughter would be SO excited.

  369. Danielle says:

    I am going to have to try that fudge!!

  370. Diana says:

    Scrap Map!

  371. Jess says:

    Just bookmarked the Kaleidoscopic Kites quilt – Love it! Fantastic tutorials today!! Thank you!

  372. Shaila says:

    Beautiful stuff, like every day! I might have to make that rainbow skirt for my niece!

  373. Cayce says:

    Lovely! I heart the wrap skirt!

  374. Paint chip placemats – how clever and cute!

  375. Margaret says:

    I see bunting everywhere now- it is fun to see it on a quilt!

  376. Georgia says:

    That is the best baby quilt I’ve ever seen!

  377. I already have Sewing Pottery Machine.

    HOLY CRAP! My husband is happy he was home while i was checking my blogs today. His response to the Red Velvet Fudge was “We need to make that. Like, tonight. Do we still have buttermilk?” Yes, he read the entire blog post with me.

  378. Barbara says:

    LOVE the fabric map!

  379. Molly Martin says:

    Fantastic! Yet, again I see loads of inspiration!

  380. Mikaela says:

    Love the baby quilt!

  381. jennyy says:

    I bet I would learn a bunch from “The Sewing Machine Classroom” book.

  382. Jodi says:

    Love the Purse – A bit afraid of the ruffle but I can try.

  383. Maile says:

    The rainbow wrap skirt would definitely bring some cheer to this foggy morning.

  384. natasha says:

    Love the christmas mail tags! I’ll take 100 please???

  385. Pat Upton says:

    I love all the projects today! I think I could actually do the pet bed but love, love, love the scrap map and the bunting baby quilt.

  386. Emily says:

    I love all the rainbow fabric projects. These are great.

  387. Briana says:

    I really like the printable today πŸ™‚

  388. Jen says:

    That state map is insane and awesome!

  389. Elizabeth R says:

    I love the Scrap Map and Kaleidoscope Kites quilt — will be bookmarking them for future projects!

  390. My daughter would love that skirt and I would love that bag! πŸ™‚

  391. Megan says:

    This map is fantastic! Definitely something that I want to try. Also love those placemats!

  392. Liz Devens says:

    One day I would love to make a scrap map for the playroom πŸ™‚

  393. Bridget says:

    Love all of the colors – the cat on the pillow makes me smile, too!

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