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Fat Quarter Shop Fabric Bundle

We have a BIG giveaway for you this weekend. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle of Hometown Girl, designed by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics! The bundle has a retail value of $89, so click in and comment for a chance to WIN!…

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Sewing Merit Badge Challenge: Make a Quilt!

Are you teaching a friend to sew this month? Are you learning to sew? The challenge for this week is to make a quilt (or a mug rug or a mini quilt.) Show us your photo for another chance to win a Pfaff sewing machine or a fabric shop gift certificate.

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10 Pillow Tutorials + Sewing Merit Badge: Pillow

The weekly sewing challenge in our Teach a Friend to Sew series is to make a pillow! If you’re teaching someone, we encourage you to use one of our favorite tutorials to help your friend learn some essential tasks (straight lines, sharp corners, turning something right-side out, etc.) Once you’re done, take a photo and enter it in our drawing for a Pfaff sewing machine and fabric shop gift certificates! (Sewing teachers can enter too.)

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Oakshott Scandinavia Challenge: Casey

The Scandinavia collection is the newest palette of colors from Oakshott, makers of gorgeous shot cottons loved by sewists around the world. We asked six talented contributors to show us what they could make with the new collection, plus we have TWO fat quarter packs to give away…

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Super Online Sewing Match Round FIVE: Duffle Coat

Round Five is the FINAL round in our Super Online Sewing Match II! Although the kids put their hands over their ears and say, “La, La, La!” if we mention it, fall is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to welcoming some cooler weather with fall sewing, and the Cascade Duffle Coat pattern from Grainline Studio fits the bill!…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Rnd FIVE Contestants

Round Four in our Super Online Sewing Match was the toughest round yet for our judges. They had to eliminate one contestant, allowing three final contestants to move onto the fifth round. The sewists are each competing on such a high level, with top notch sewing skills and beautiful finished items. Find out who moves closer to the Grand Prize Package!…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round FOUR Wrap-Up

Our challengers completed Round Four in our Super Online Sewing Match. We have just one round to go to determine who will win the Grand Prize Package, a Janome Skyline S5 Sewing Machine and the Janome 1110DX Pro Serger! Take a look at the sewing and see who you think should move onto the final round of the match…

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Super Online Sewing Match Rnd FOUR: Carolyn Pajamas

We’re down to FOUR contestants for our Round Four Challenge in the Super Online Sewing Match II! This time our challengers will sew the Carolyn Pajamas from Closet Case Files, a tailored pattern with lots of variations, designed for chic lounging! We’re looking forward to seeing how each of our four sewists interprets this pattern. Which details will they will incorporate?– Piping? Shorts? Cuffs? Learn more about the pattern…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round Three Wrap-Up

Here are all of the Round Three Caravan Totes for our Super Online Sewing Match II! It’s exciting to see different personalities and styles reflected in each contestant’s choice of fabrics, details and more. A bag thrown in the mix after two garment patterns was a fun surprise, and we’re interested to hear what our judges think after their weekend deliberations…

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Super Online Sewing COMMUNITY Match Update

We want to see photos of the tops, dresses and more you’re sewing for the Super Online Sewing COMMUNITY Match! We added a link-up tool to make it easy to add a photo of your latest entry, and to encourage everyone to hop over to your site for more details. Remember, you can sew through August 28th and enter to win lots of different prizes. You don’t need to sew the same pattern as our challengers; so far we’ve had both a top and a dress challenge, so you can sew any top or any dress to participate…

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Super Online Sewing Match II: Round ONE Wrap-Up

Round One is complete! The ten challengers in our Super Online Sewing Match II are done with their True Bias Sutton Blouses, and now present them to you and to our judges. Our judges are tasked some very difficult decisions. In the next two days they will evaluate submissions based on sewing quality, fit and style, and they must (gulp!) eliminate two challengers in this round. See what our challengers made!…

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Challenger Question Round ONE

We have ten challengers in our Super Online Sewing Match II, busily sewing away on their Sutton Blouses. It’s fun to get to know the contestants as the challenges progress, so we ask them a question during each round. First we want to know: How did you learn to sew? (Let’s hear it for the moms, grandmas and aunts out there, plus 4-H and home economics classes!…)

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Join the Super Online Sewing Match

Even though you can’t be one of the ten challengers, we want you to join the  Super Online Sewing Match! If you want to sew along with the challengers, join our Community Match!  We have a great list of prizes, and this year you can sew along with any pattern that is the same time of garment. For example, our Round One Challenge is the Sutton Blouse. You can sew your own Sutton Blouse, or you can sew and enter any blouse/top in the Community Match! You also have an extended time period to sew. Instead of completing everything in a week to ten days as the challenger do, you can sew from now through the end of the entire Super Online Sewing Match…

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Meet the Contestants! Super Online Sewing Match II

We are so excited! The match is ON. With nearly 100 entries, we had some very difficult decisions to make. We read every audition email, perused every blog, wowed over all of the beautiful, creative sewing links, attachments and stories… In the end we selected ten sewists we feel have both the style and skills to do well in the competition.

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