Monday, May 27, 2013

Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please ~ Supplies + A Winner

Last Monday I posted the sew along schedule {see the list of participating bloggers HERE} . . . and if you haven't started gathering supplies, now's the time to do it!!

Lindsey recently posted on "Sourcing Supplies", and her list is a great resource throughout the sew along as you continue to pick up fabrics, zippers, floss and wool felt. Three shops have generously offered coupon codes for all participants for the duration of the sew along:
All have really lovely fabrics and I even found a couple of trims that will be great to have on hand when inspiration strikes.

Of course, at the top of the list is a copy of Ayumi's book! We'll be sewing through Patchwork, Please! starting with the Bell Pepper Coasters on June 3, continuing through the book in order clear to the end. New projects will be posted each Monday, giving you until Sunday midnight EST to link up your project for a chance at that weeks prize.

I sat down with my book this weekend and made my own list of supplies - things beyond the fabrics and zips I routinely keep on hand. Don't consider this an exhaustive list - so do thumb through the book yourself, and at least plan a few weeks ahead so you don't have to rush around at the last minute when you're inspired to sew Zakka!
  • felt (coasters, embroidery pouch)
  • rickrack (towels)
  • fusible web (towels, bib)
  • fusible interfacing - lightweight, mediumweight, and heavyweight (teabag pouch, box, iPad cover, tote, embroidery pouch) 
  • insulated batting (tea cozy, trivet)
  • lightweight and mediumweight fusible quilt batting (bloom quilt, box pouch, pencil case, iPad cover)
  • cotton batting (book quilt, wall pocket, embroidery pouch)
  • poly-fill (pincushion)
  • specialty trims (tea cozy, tea bag pouch, placemats, bib, hat, shopping bag, box pouch, pencil case, iPad cover, embroidery pouch, pincushion)
  • specialty fabrics (apron, shopping bag)
  • clear vinyl sheet (embroidery pouch)
  • quilting adhesive spray and fabric glue stick (several projects)
*Note that a thread has started in the flickr group regarding interfacing, fusible web, etc., so look there if you have questions about those items.

So now I guess it's time to choose a winner of last week's giveaway! The winner of a $30 certificate to knotted thread goes to Lisa of Lisa in Port Hope! Congratulations, Lisa! I'll be forwarding Jenn your email so she can send out that certificate - enjoy! And thanks again, Jennifer, for your support of the Patchwork, Please sew along!

Looking forward to seeing you all next week as the sew along begins! Get inspired by peeking at the growing Pinterest board and flickr group! Some pretty sweet projects are showing up!


  1. I think I might be sticking my head in the sand for supplies at the moment ;o)

  2. Thanks! I'm going to make the place mats for sure.

  3. I plan to join but I am still waiting for my LQS to get the book.

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