Contain It! Blog Hop + Giveaway {CLOSED}

Well, nothing like a deadline to bring me back to the blog.
Life has been crazy, crazy fun, but none the less crazy … keeping me from all things blog related {same story, different day}.

Moving on …


I was invited to be a part of the blog hop celebrating the one-year anniversary of the book, Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Accessories. It’s written by the mother-daughter team you might recognize as Prairie Sewn Studios.

Now I will admit that I was a little intimidated/un-sure of how I’d feel about this style of sewing …
I am always looking for ways to challenge and grow in my sewing skills.

Just because something doesn’t at first glance look like a fit for your style, take a closer look and picture how it could look in your style.


I selected a fairly simple project to try my hand at dimensional English Paper-Piecing and selected the cube.

I started with one polka-dot fabric and quickly added two more colors/sizes to create some more interest!

This project came together surprisingly fast and was much easier than I anticipated {yeah!}.

(Note for book readers:: I did “cheat” a little and opted to not attach my inside lining pieces and was able to machine stitch 3 of my 4 outside seams meaning I only had to handstitch one outside seam and the bottom piece. The pieces fit so tightly and are finished so nicely, you wouldn’t know they were ‘unfinished.’)


Isn’t is so cute?

I had a little fun thinking of all the ways to use my new accessory::


Chocolate hiding holding // Mini charm storage


Everyday sewing tools

Wouldn’t it be a great way to dress up a mason jar filled with tulips?
Or add a candle + gift card for a great gift!

So many fun ideas!

Thank you Linda + Laura for thinking of me and letting me join in your celebration!

If you’d like to win a copy of Contain It! just leave a comment!


To see more inspiring ideas, visit these other blog hop posts::

April 13 Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio 

April 14 Mrs. Goodneedle from The Strawberry Patch

April 15 Christa of Christa Quilts 

April 16 Andrea of Knitty Bitties {Me!}

April 17 Terri of Hexy Lady

April 18 Ren of The Inspired Wren

{Disclosure:: I received the book as part of the blog hop. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.}


Winner is comment #25, Nestra!


  1. I’d love to try to make some of these cute creations. They look adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Kelly O. says:

    I have never seen this book! But now I must! I love to paper piece and this might be the thing to take it to the next level! thanks for the chance to win :)

  3. HI, this book looks so interesting! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

  4. Neat! I <3 EPP, so I'm excited about the chance to win. Thanks!

  5. Really cute would be a nice gift container in all different fabrics!

  6. Lori Smanski says:

    your cube is wonderful. I love that you chose dots. This makes it so pretty and fun to have around.

  7. Loved it – very simple but elegant!

  8. gibbylet says:

    Oh cool, I made a paper pieced ball once, but never a really structured piece, it looks like a great book and I love your project you made!

  9. Nicole Sender says:

    I would love a copy of Contain It! Like your polka dots!

  10. Chris says:

    I’ve only made square boxes. I love how this has so many shapes. I can’t wait to try them.

  11. Janey Cook says:

    I love epp. Take some with me on every outing where I am keeping the driver awake. Would love to win this book. Thanks!

  12. I like the cube as an accessory holder, and I also really like the polka dots.

  13. Andrea I like the container you made and it’s nice to see how it looks using the zigzag on the sewing machine, since I made all mine by hand. No need to include me in the giveaway, since I am a blog hop participant and already have the book. I just wanted to stop by and see what you created.

  14. Great add on to a hostess gift when you bring flowers in a vase!

  15. Your storage cube is darling with the dots! I can think of many uses for a cube like that!

  16. Jen Smith says:

    I’ve done paper piecing before but not anything like this. Would be very interesting to try it :)

  17. Umaesew says:

    I like English Paper Piecing and the items shown are certainly different. I would love to give them a try! Thank you for the giveaway.

  18. I would love to make some of these cute containers :)

  19. Tammy in NC says:

    I have never made a fabric container but am expecting my first grandchild soon-these would be great in a nursery!

  20. Sandra Visser says:

    That book looks great so many cute little projects.

  21. Janey Cook says:

    Wow. What I could do with that book! I already have fabrics in mind. Anxiously waiting to see who the lucky person will be to receive such a treasure.

  22. Donna W says:

    Book looks fantastic. Would love to own a copy. Thanks

  23. Kathy h says:

    I love fabric boxes and bowls and the containers in this book look so wonderful.

  24. Susan Shaw says:

    This appears to be a magnificent book from a different perspective. I’m absolutely amazed at the creativity of people and then, of course, I want to try their ideas. I’m hoping for a win.

  25. Your cube is so pretty! What a lovely home decor idea. I would love to try making some fabric containers.

  26. brittani adams says:

    Those are so pretty!!! Interesting book, never seen some of tht.

  27. Looks like a great book!

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