Wednesday Giveaway

Kerri is this week’s luck winner and she will receive a set of Yazzii Craft pouches. I love all things Yazzii because they are so very functional while being pretty, and totally useful. These handy dandy zip pouches are constructed in the same way as the pouches that come inside other Yazzii Organizers. Use them with other organizers or on their own. I love them! The set includes 3 sizes of pouches: 7″ x 7″, 6″ x 6″, and 5″ x 5″.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

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Wednesday Giveaway

Nancy Hom is this week’s luck winner! She will receive a Classic Pencil Set which includes a graphite pencil, a white charcoal pencil, and a 2-step sharpener. I use these tools nearly every time I need to mark on fabric. You can find each individually on my site or in a set, like you see here.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

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Mystery needles…

Kristina asked me to talk about needles in Time Out and that’s what I did yesterday, May 19. Here it is, in case you missed it. (If there is something you would like me to talk about in time out, send me an email.

Martha Bigley commented to remind me that the needles shown in the Needle Guide are life-size. That is really helpful and I wish I had mentioned that in the video. I will add, though, that needles vary in thickness and length from company to company which means that your mystery needles may not match those in the guide. But it definitely does point you in the right direction!

Click here to find needles.

Click here to find the free patterns for the needle caddies.

Wednesday Giveaway

Jill is this week’s lucky winner! She will receive an Easy Threader from Bohin! It is really nice for threading little applique needles. If you are not Jill, click here to order your very own Easy Threader.

I’ll be back with another Giveaway next Wednesday. Until then you can shop for all sorts of sewing notions, books, and other fun stuff at pieceocake.com!

If you missed this week’s newsletter, click here to go to my Newsletter Archive. There is also a link in the sidebar.

Show and tell…

Jane Harris sent me a photo of her newly-finished Searching for Beauty Covid 19 quilt. She wrote:

As you can see i have the first block as Covid 19 and several (8) more blocks to represent the new strains such as the Uk virus, Brazil strain and the African strain. Thanks for inspiring us.

Jane’s idea to use fabric to illustrate the different variants is brilliant! Well done, Jane, all round and thank you for sharing your quilt with us!

If you haven’t found them yet, the free Searching for Beauty patterns are here on my site and here with the videos (and no ads) on Creative Spark.

Dinosaurs!

I am helping my friend, MJ Kinman, spread the word about Mighty Magnus and his big, beautiful dino buddies! The patterns are cute and perfect for dinosaur-loving kids of all ages.

Textile artist Annette Frye created 6 adorable quilt patterns to honor her great-nephew Magnus. Little Magnus was born with a genetic condition. After a valiant battle, Annette’s sweet boy left this world when he was only 2 years old. Annette’s desire to honor her little “Mighty Magnus” culminated in these 6 joyful patterns that she’s delighted to share with all of us.

In addition to being adorable, Annette’s patterns are very “do-able”. She originally designed them with freezer paper piecing techniques, copying the patterns onto Freezer Paper Sheets. But English Paper Piecing lovers can create them, too by copying the patterns onto EPP Specialty Paper and cutting them apart into the paper shapes.

Click here to find the patterns on MJ’s site.

There’s a free Sew-Along! Click here to register.

Watch the video below of MJ and Annette for more info. Happy Dino-stitching!