Member Since: 11/25/2010
What a wonderful giveaway! My first quilt was for my then single brother, almost 30 years ago, and was a birthday gift. I sent out muslin squares to relatives so they could create a block for him. When they were returned, I arranged and stitched sashing onto them and put a border on it. It was a king size quilt for the waterbed frame with mirrored and shelved headboard he had built. He still has the bed unit and the quilt! The quilt is stored. I didn't start "learning" to quilt until about 13 years ago and am surprised that first one even turned out.
I read whenever I can. These days that is usually before bed. And mysteries are my favorite genre. I listen to audiobooks throughout the day while sewing, preparing meals, cleaning, etc. and around town or on road trips in the car. Would love to read this one!
Over time my favorite fabric to sew has proven to be cotton for it's versatility in weights, prints, and comfort when wearing.
I am long waisted and have a short rise for pants and have figured out most of the fitting for that, but would love a sure fire way of doing it before cutting the fabric no matter what pattern company and style of slacks I select to make. Joi's book sounds perfect!
I love jackets and really like both A and C; A for the interesting front details, and C for that classy versatile look. I'll probably make C first, using the size 4-12 size pattern.
I would use the 5-drawer organizer tower to file downloaded patterns and keep a good number of my quilting tools handy and ready for use. The fabric bins would be great to color sort my stash. So many great items to organize my sewing space!
I have taught daughters of two coworders to sew and a third wants to now learn. I also have a neighbor girl who is interested in learning and I'd love to help her. These books would provide great projects for them to work on and aquire a wonderful sense of accomplishment. I love to share my love of sewing! Thank you for making these books available.
My style is mostly classic/casual classic and I'd love to make everything fit, the first time. My body has changed as I've aged and I've lost some weight. I want a good, comfortable fit and now have time to work at sewing it right. I also am trying my hand at creating costumes for fun and loving it. Thanks for this great opportunity!
I'd love to learn more than the basics and utilize my serger by making so many more items than I can now. I like to make good use of what I have, not feel wasteful of the investment. Thank you for the opportunity.
I enjoy slipstitching binding onto quilts I make and blanket stitching on jackets and blankets, of course.
I would love to drape several styles of blouses, to start, and continue with dresses, skirts, costumes and much more. I've never tried draping and would love to learn from a highly respected person in the field. Thanks.
I listen to books while stitching all the time, and most of them are mysteries! Sometimes I have to sit and read one because it sounds too good to pass up when the audio version is not available. I'd love to have the opportunity to read these and get to know the works of two more authors. Thanks for the chance!
Although I've sewn for years, I am now learning real fitting techniques and how to make the clothing I stitch look really professional. I'd love to hae this set to refer to and get a good grasp on the proper ways to do things. Thanks for making it available.
My niece and nephews (ages 4-12) will be receiving fleece socks/slippers in various lengths and appropriate colors/prints along with tops and pants. My co-workers will receive placemats, table runners and fabric coiled bowls. Friends have asked for slippers. I have several scrap quilts to finish and fleece mittens and socks to go to shelters and charities. I plan to make zippered sweat shirts for my brother and sister-in-law. Last year my daughter received a large fabric coiled bowl to store her balls of yarn and my son got one for his cat to use as a bed.
I love to see what's new and different, and finding someone it will be just perfect for. Thank you for the opportunity.
I would love this book. I have so much to learn in the construction and fitting of historical items.
Might even share it with my daughter who creates costumes of all kinds, and loves to do historical pieces accurately.
It would be great for both of us!
I would love to learn more about fitting and various alterations. I have been admiring this book and would love to win it.
Looks like a great addition to a costumers library! My daughter does historical costuming and it would be great for her. She makes corsets from the various time periods and finds them very comfortable to wear. I'd enjoy the book myself! Thanks for the opportunity.
My daughter loves to design her own patterns with the 40's and 50's influence. She'd make great use of this and It'd make a fantastic addition to her library. I'd love the opportunity to give her something she may not know about yet! Thanks for the opportunity.
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