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 …

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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 …
BUT …
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.

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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.’)

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Isn’t is so cute?

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

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Chocolate hiding holding // Mini charm storage

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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!

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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.}

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Winner is comment #25, Nestra!

Comments

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

  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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