Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge Day 5

Today is the final day of the Sweet Rebellion fabric sewing challenge we’ve been hosting with our friends at Ink & Arrow Fabrics! We are really excited to close out our series with the work of Karen of Capitola Quilter. We are in awe of her modern colorful aesthetic and amazing technical skills.

Karen created a truly stunning quilt that perfectly reflects the spirit of the Sweet Rebellion line.

Karen Capitola Quilter

Head on over to her blog to see the final quilt.

We wanted to extend our sincerest appreciation to our contributors this week. We have been so inspired by their talent and creativity and it was so much fun to see the how these fabulous fabrics work in so many different types of projects. And who can’t get behind fabric that has sweet little hidden secrets?

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Finally, today is the last day to enter our fantastic giveaway! Come find us on Instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of all 17 fabrics (11 prints and 6 blenders) from this line!!! The giveaway closes today at 7pm EST and is open to US and international residents. Good luck!

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Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge Day 4

It’s day 4 of the Sweet Rebellion fabric sewing challenge we’re hosting with our friends at Ink & Arrow Fabrics. Today we’re bringing you the work of Karis of The Modern Sewist, this awesome quilt shop specializing in modern and contemporary fabrics that she owns in Sarasota, Florida.

Karis created a gorgeous table setting that is so fresh and modern.

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Head on over to her blog to see the final placemats and napkins and download the tutorial to make your own.

Be sure to come tomorrow to enjoy our last amazing creation:

And remember, we’re hosting a fantastic giveaway to celebrate! Come find us on Instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of all 17 fabrics (11 prints and 6 blenders) from this line!!! The giveaway will close tomorrow at 7pm EST and is open to US and international residents. Spread the word!

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Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge Day 3

It’s day 3 of the Sweet Rebellion fabric sewing challenge we’re hosting with our friends at Ink & Arrow Fabrics. Today we’re happy to feature two super talented sewers we discovered on Instagram – Ramona Cavanaugh and Brinkley Rayne.

Ramona created this crazy cool Rollie Pollie organizer, which shows off so many of the Sweet Rebellion fabrics.

Rollie Pollie organizer

Brinkley sewed a totebag of her own design, using a great geometric quilt block as the centerpiece.

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Head on over to the Ink & Arrow blog to see these great bags from our guest bloggers Ramona and Brinkley.

Be sure to come back each day this week to enjoy all of the other amazing creations:

And remember, we’re hosting a fantastic giveaway to celebrate! Come find us on Instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of all 17 fabrics (11 prints and 6 blenders) from this line!!! The giveaway will close on Friday at 7pm EST and is open to US and international residents. Spread the word!

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Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge Day 2

It’s day 2 of the Sweet Rebellion fabric sewing challenge we’re hosting with our friends at Ink & Arrow Fabrics. Today we’re excited to feature the accomplished designer and author Kelly McCants of The Modern June. Plus, Kelly is also from Richmond, and we love supporting local talent!

Kelly designed a beautiful table runner with the most gorgeous hand embroidered designs adapted from her own artwork.

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Head on over to her blog to see the final table runner and find the tutorial to make your own.

Be sure to come back each day this week to enjoy all of the other amazing creations:

And remember, we’re hosting a fantastic giveaway to celebrate! Come find us on Instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of all 17 fabrics (11 prints and 6 blenders) from this line!!! The giveaway will close on Friday at 7pm EST and is open to US and international residents. Spread the word!

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Sweet Rebellion Sewing Challenge Begins! (And a Giveaway, Too!)

If you follow us on Instagram (@wivesofwhitewood), you know that we recently teamed up with the fantastic folks at Ink & Arrow Fabrics to showcase one of their new collections with a fun sewing challenge. Our friend Tiffany at Ink & Arrow clearly gets us because she knew we would jump at the chance as soon as we saw these fabrics.

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The line is called Sweet Rebellion and is just like us – sassy and sweet. The bike chains, the bees, the skulls, the peonies – we couldn’t get enough.

So to celebrate this fun new line, we lined up 6 amazing sewers, bloggers, designers, and overall super creative women who have created some fantastic projects to share with you.

We’re kicking off this week with one of the most talented quilters around – Cindy of Live a Colorful Life. She created a beautiful, fun, and of course colorful mini-quilt using a block of her own design.

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Head on over to her blog to see the final quilt and find the tutorial to make your own blocks and quilt.

And make sure to come back each day this week to enjoy all of the other amazing creations:

And finally, we’re excited to announce a fantastic giveaway. Come find us on Instagram to enter to win 1/2 yard cuts of all 17 fabrics (11 prints and 6 blenders) from this line!!! The giveaway will close on Friday at 7pm EST and is open to US and international residents. Spread the word!

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Instagram Giveaway

We’re celebrating reaching 300 followers on Instagram with an awesome giveaway!! We are excited to share a HUGE stash of fantastic fabric from our friends at Ink & Arrow Fabrics. The winner will receive thirteen 1/2 yard cuts from their Whip It Up, Happy Hour and Cat’s Meow lines  as well as nine fat quarters from their City Life and Talk to Me lines. For details on how to enter, check us out on Instagram @wivesofwhitewood.  The winner will be chosen at random at 10pm EST this Friday, June 17. U.S. entries only. Good luck!

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Sew Mama Sew, New Free Pattern and a Giveaway!!?!

ETA: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Mahlicadesigns! Thank you to everyone for playing and sharing all of your pet stories with us!

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We have big news today… we are thrilled to announce that we are now a Sew Mama Sew contributor!!! We can officially check another thing off our sewing bucket list!

Sew Mama Sew is an amazing community of sewers who offer free patterns, tutorials and expertise to other sewers everyday. It’s an absolute treasure trove of content and we always love seeing what their contributors come up with.

So far, our free patterns have all been focused on one of the great loves of our lives – wine. But we didn’t want you to get the impression that all we do is drink and sew. Sometimes we drink and sew with our beloved pets by our side. So our next free pattern was designed with the furry loves of our lives in mind.

Hop on over to Sew Mama Sew to read about and download our next free pattern, the Dreaming Away pet bed!

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And because we’re in such a celebratory mood, we decided to host a giveaway. Actually, we decided to host TWO giveaways, which means you have TWO ways to win!

  1. You can enter right here on the blog by leaving us a comment about your favorite pet, past, present or future. We would love to hear more about the furry, scaly or feathery loves of your lives.
  2. You can go to our Instagram feed and follow the directions on our giveaway post.

We will choose one winner from each contest, so feel free to enter both. You can win one of two beautiful fat quarter bundles – one Morning Walk by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics and one Brambleberry Ridge by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – purchased at our favorite local quilt shop, Quilting Adventures.

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The giveaway will be open until 6pm EST on Sunday, August 16, and we’ll contact the winners (chosen by random.org) that evening. Good luck!

Giveaway Day!

It’s here! The Wives of Whitewood giveaway day for Purse Palooza 2014!!!! We’re so honored, and it’s so surreal to see our bags on Sara’s amazing blog today!

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We’re giving away copies of 4 of our patterns – Witchy Woman, Classic Convertible, Tuxedo Trio and Speakeasy. You can enter to win on her blog Sew Sweetness, and the giveaway is open until midnight on Friday, October 17. Good luck!

A HUGE thanks, again, to Sara for including us this year!

(And yes, we will be giving the exclamation key a vacation after the workout it just got…)

 

Purse Palooza

We could not be more excited about a little announcement we have to share with you today. This year, Wives of Whitewood will be participating in Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness’ HUGE annual sewing event – Purse Palooza 2014!!

Purse Palooza 2014

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the event, every weekday in October, Sara’s blog will feature two bag pattern reviews as well as one bag pattern giveaway – that’s 40 pattern reviews and 20 amazing giveaways – and we are so honored to be included as one of the designers in Sara’s giveaways!

We’re not sure what day our giveaway will be just yet, but we’ll be sure to let you know that morning so you’ll have time to enter. The winner of our package will receive 4 of our PDF patterns!!

In the meantime, be sure to check out Sara’s blog daily to see the gorgeous bags being sewn up and given away. Seeing them all really gets our creative juices flowing!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Well folks, we’re hitting another blogging milestone… we’re hosting our first giveaway! Our free wine totes pattern has now reached OVER ONE THOUSAND DOWNLOADS ON CRAFTSY!!!!!!! (That definitely required the use of capital letter screaming and excessive exclamation points.) We are absolutely blown away and beyond grateful, so we’ve decided to host a giveaway to celebrate. More importantly, it gives us yet another reason for some obligatory drinking and cheers-ing:

Craftsy Celebration

Wasn’t that fancy of us? Well then, you clearly don’t know us. Here is how we actually celebrate Wives of Whitewood style:

Tervis Love

Yes, those are Tervis’ full of champagne and ice. You are now free to do it yourself – you’re welcome.

All you need to do is head to our Facebook page and like the post about this giveaway. Alternatively, you can enter the giveaway by commenting on the post – maybe something about how much you admire someone for going public about their classy use of Tervis-ware.

The winner (chosen by random.org) will get a free pattern of their choice from our Spring 2014 collection, and the giveaway will be open until Thursday at 5pm. Good luck and spread the word!