Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pin it Blog Hop and Giveaway

I am excited to participate in the Pin It Blog Hop.  The theme of this blog hop is pincushions.  There have been some amazing pincushions already shown in the first four days of this hop. 

 
 
The pattern I chose for my pincushion is called "The Abbey Bag" by Abbey Lane Quilts.  It was a very fun project to make.  I used a couple of sewing-themed fabrics from the Love to Sew line from Michael Miller Fabrics.  The bag that is attached to this pincushion is a great place to throw your discarded threads while you are sewing at your machine or small fabric scraps if you are using it at your cutting table.  I stuffed my pincushion with crushed walnut shells.
 


I also got to thinking, this would be an excellent thing to have on the arm of my favorite chair while I am hand sewing the binding on my quilts.  I can keep my spool of thread, a small scissors, and my binding clips in the pouch and store my needle on the pincushion when I am not using it.


Kits available

I have put together some kits for this pincushion and bag using the fabrics pictured above, and they are available in my online quilt shop, Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop.  If you want to use your own fabrics and just need the pattern, you can purchase the pattern alone

Sew Along

For those of you that want to try this pattern to make your own pincushion, I plan to host a Sew Along starting on Monday, September 30 and will post tips for you that I discovered while I made my pincushion.  Order your pattern or kit today and join me. 

Thank you

Thank you to the mastermind behind this blog hop, Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt, and the super organizer of the pincushion hop and my friend, Kristen from Meadowbrook.  It was a privilege to participate in this well-organized blog hop.  I look forward to participating in future hops.

Giveaway Time!

I am doing a giveaway today.  I am giving away a $25 gift certificate to be used in my online quilt shop, Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop.  You can have two chances to win:

1.  Like me on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you are following me on Facebook.  If you are already a follower on Facebook, just let me know you are already a follower.

2.  Go to my quilt shop and leave a comment here letting me know how you would spend the gift certificate if you win.  

Comments will close on Saturday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. CST, and I will notify the winner by e-mail. 

Blogs of the other participants

Be sure to check out the blogs of the other participants who are showing their pincushions today.  
 
The Stitchin' Post (This is me)
 
Happy Blog Hopping! 
 
Merrilee

109 comments:

  1. Great idea to have a scrap basket attached! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. I love the idea of the combo pincushion and basket...great job!!
    Cotton couture is what I'd purchase.

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  3. I love the Abbey Bag pattern - that is a great idea. sew and Sow farm liked Stitchin it Up on Facebook.
    xo jan

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  4. I love the sweet things FQ bundle.
    Thanks for the chance.
    jan@sewandsowfarm

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  5. Wow! I just saw some yummy fabrics in your shop

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  6. I would get fat quarter quickies and some fat quaters! that one quilt on the cover makes me happy

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  7. I love those Sweet Things fabrics, especially the one with the birds. That's a great fat quarter bundle so I'd use the gift certificate towards that. :)

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  8. The Sweet Things and the Love to Sew Fat Quarters caught my eye! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I have Liked your facebook page!

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  10. I loved your pincushion! It looks amazing. I might just check out that pattern....

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  11. Love your thread catcher and pin cushion. If I won I would buy some Dandy Damask Whirlpool fabric.

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  12. Nice one.

    Warm regrads from Holland,
    Marga♥

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  13. Nice Job! I have that pattern but haven't made it yet. Hopefully I can find it in my stash and join you in the Sew Along. Following on FB and visited your shop. If I won, I'd probably spend it on patterns! Welcome to the world of blogging, it's so much fun.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. Hope you were able to find your Abbey Bag pattern and will join me when I start the Sew Along on Monday. They are really fun to make, and you might even have to make two!
      Merrilee
      http://stitchinpost-blog.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very pretty and very useful pin cushion. I like the thread fabric you used for the bag part.

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  15. I have been wanting to make one of those....yours is very pretty ! Isn't an arm chair pin cushion HANDY !

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  16. I love the pin cushion idea. I need one in my living room also. Thanks for sharing. I liked your facebook page.

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  17. If I were to win the gift certificate I would probably buy the book Quilts from Sweet Jane. I have lots of charm square packages and need to use them.

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  18. Your thread catcher and pin cushion are really nice, and so useful!

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  19. Love your Abbey bag. The fabrics you used for yours are fabulous!

    I liked you on Facebook and look forward to your status updates each morning.

    Thearica

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  20. If I won the GC, I would most definitely spend it on batiks. One can never have enough of those beautiful fabrics!

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  21. very nice job on your project!! I like you on FB

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  22. I would spend the certificate on sweet things fabric

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  23. Amazing pin cushion by you, so pleased you were among us pin enthusiasts..you made our hop extra special.

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  24. I love the Abbey Bag with those fabrics. Very cute.

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  25. I would choose the Love to Sew one yard bundle.

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  26. Lovely pincusions! I would choose some fabrics maybe the batics.

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  27. I would choose the Abbey bag kit of course. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I were to win your generous giveaway I would buy some patterns... or batiks... hard to decide!

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  29. I would load up on a bunch of batiks. Love the blue ones you have.

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  30. Love the bright fabrics in your pincushion project!

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  31. I love your Abbey bag, it's a handy pin cushion with extra's!

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  32. Cute Abbey Bag...a great item for the sewing room. I would probably buy fat-quarter bundles. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  33. I liked you on facebook babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  34. I think i would get the fat quarter bundle of sweet things babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

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  35. Your pincushion/thread catcher is just lovely...thanks for sharing and hopping with us!

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  36. The Abbey Bag is so very useful! Thanks for sharing and your generous giveaway! I'd get some fabric bundle Sweet Things by Lakehouse

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  37. I've liked you on Facebook and took a look at your store! Wonderful! I would use the giveaway to purchase Quilts from Sweet Jane and a Busy Bee FQ Bundle. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  38. If I won I would definitely be going for fabric, cuz you can never have too much fabric!!! :) Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. Maybe picking out some batiks. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  40. I love the Abbey bag. I've made a couple of them over time. They are very useful. I would go for some more fabric to ass to my stash. Thanks so much for sharing.,

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  41. Oh I got the same kit, LOL. Wasn't it fun to make? I only wish I had a cool sewing machine like that one!

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  42. So bright and cheery. Nice to have everything at your fingertips!

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  43. Like your Abby bag. I am a follower on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  44. I'd get one or two fat quarter bundles :) Love your creation!

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  45. I visited your shop...I would like to get "Skip the Border". Thanks again. vickise at gmail dot com

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  46. HELLO,visited your shop and I'd get so "Sweet Things"!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  47. FOLLOW ON FB

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  48. Cute pincushion. I ahve a different style and the cats use it as a pillow or push it on the floor:) Those silly rascals!
    I would us e teh GC for the Modern Neutral book:)

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  49. Well done, nice fabric choice!

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  50. Cute thread catcher/pincushion. I have made an Abbey pincushion thread cather too and love it.

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  51. I love the fabrics on this project! Beautiful work. I would buy the kit if I won your certificate!

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  52. Nice pincushion, and handy too. (Love the quilt in your previous post too)

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  53. I really like those kind of pincushions.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  54. Hi-I checked out your shop and found a book about modern quilts without borders. Boy, that sound intriguing. Sometimes I struggle with decisions about the borders on my quilts and eliminating the borders sound so simplistic. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate.
    Rosemary

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  55. I love the abbey bag with pincushion that you made up. I think I would have to be a copy cat and get the kit that you made up for it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery??

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  56. Following on facebook and sage feeds. THX for the giveaway opportunity

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  57. Those colors are so bright and cheery! I would have chosen them, too. And it's lovely to see your antique Singer. Wow - what a find! Thanks for sharing today.

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  58. A very useful pin cushion. I will try mine on my armchair. I was over to your quilt shop and was very impressed. If I should be so lucky as to be the recipient of the gift certificate I would purchase two patterns, Matchbox and Fiddlesticks and the balance in Sweet Things bird, flower, vine fabric. I guess I will have to add my own funds as I will definitely need more Sweet Things fabric. Thanks for sharing and offering such an awesome giveaway.

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  59. I follow you on FB...thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  60. Great pincushion! Visited your quilt shop...love the batiks, especially Whirlpool...thanks for the giveaway :)

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  61. What a beautiful pincushion and your old Singer....priceless! I like you on FB, thanks!

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  62. You have some beautiful batiks in your store, especially Floral Fling Berry!

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  63. Lovely pincushion. Like the Reeds-Whirlpool batik.

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  64. Your threadcatcher/pincushion is so handy , as well as pretty!

    I'd get the Lakehouse FQ bundle... Sweet Things

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  65. Really cute! I like your shop too. I'd get anything from Lakehouse. They are my favorite.

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  66. Great pin cushion/thread catcher that will come in sew handy! Thanks for sharing.

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  67. These kinds of pincushions & thread catchers are so handy. Yours turned out lovely. Great idea to host a sew along for making them.

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  68. Hi I am following you on your site, Like on FB and e-mail. Fun Blog Hop.
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  69. If I won the gift certificate... I would get an Abbey Bag kit of course!
    crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  71. I follow you on Facebook.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  72. I really like your pincushion/thread catcher! Very nice.

    If I won the gift certificate, I'd love to get some new fabric.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  73. Wonderful armchair caddy, very useful!
    Thans for sharing

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  74. now with one of those my hubby would not find any of my goodies laying about......hmmmm you got me thinking
    thanks for sharing and hosting a give away too
    in stitches
    institchesandseams@hotmail.ca

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  75. I really like this pincushion . It looks like I might have to make that one soon. I need a string catcher close by. I really like the fabric in your shop called sweet things but the fabric you used for the pincushion is on my list. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. Hi!!! Very pretty and cheerful pinnie and thread catcher!!!

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  77. I like the pin cushion and making it to fit the arm of the chair is a good idea. If I won I would purchase the kit. I like the fabrics you used. So bright and cheerful. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Please contact me with your e-mail at msrogotzke at gmail dot com.

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  79. So many things to choose from...I would get the fabric and pattern for the pin cushion/ thread catcher

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  80. Your pincushion is wonderful and fun and fresh. How nice it is ready to comfort those needles and pins and not puncture the leather arm of your chair. Creative Bliss and Great Hop...

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  81. Wonderful pincushion and threadcatcher. I want to make one like that. I would get the pattern and fabric for the pincushion and thread catcher

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  82. The Busy Bee and Happy Tones fat quarter bundles are what I'd be after in your shop. I like the layout of your store, easy to find what your looking for is always a welcome change from some other online shops! Thank you for offering the gift certificate!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  83. Since the football season just started I think your pincushion will be put to good use! I love the fabrics you used. :)

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  84. Very ute pattern and I would definitely buy the abby pincushion kit.

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  85. I also liked you on FB.....thanks for the chance to win....

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  86. Love you pincushion. I would get some batiks or some sweet things.

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  87. What a pretty and practical pin cushions! Great job!

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  88. What a bright lovely pincushion. A great buddy for handwork.

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  89. I love the colors in your pincushion/caddie...so cute. I would probably use my GC for a pre-cut or FQ bundle. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  90. Now following you on fb: Nicole Sender.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  91. I would probably use the gift certificate to purchase a FQ Bundle like your BUSY BEE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. Love your Abbey Bag!! I like you on FB. (Rhonda Gaines Desgranges) Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. I would buy an Abbey Bag Kit, so I could make my own!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. I would buy the kit for the pincushion, for sure.

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