Sunday, October 24, 2010

One Yard Wonders book giveaway

As I was clearing out dozens of books from my sewing library (off they went to Half Price Books where someone else will have a chance to find them and love them) I realized I had purchased an extra copy of One Yard Wonders when it was released with the intention of giving it away.

Oops.

Better late than never, right?

So here you go.

If you haven't purchased a copy of this wonderful book, here's your chance to win one.

If you've already purchased a copy, here's your chance to win one to use as a gift.

It's filled with 101 projects that take less than one yard of fabric.

Try the file cabinet cover- designed my moi. Not gonna lie, this was the cover I had sewn for the file cabinet in my sewing studio and I miss it. But it does look pretty darn nice in that photograph.


Or sew the 30 minute strapless cami - another one of my projects. Check out my yellow lace version sewn last year.

The book is spiral bound, so it lays flat when open.


Just leave me a comment telling me what you've been working on lately - sewing, knitting, scrapping, cooking, kids - just because I spend my spare time sewing doesn't mean you do.

So share with me. I'll even give you plenty of time to do so. Leave a comment on this post by midnight Friday, Oct. 29. I'll randomly draw a name on Saturday, Oct. 30.

Okay, I'll start. I've been busy sewing and writing a few tutorials, this time geared towards gift giving. Although I do hate it when the idea in my head doesn't translate into a finished item quite as well as I envisioned.

I've also been sewing for me. Yea! Me, me, me. I just finished a knit top, have two skirts in the works and a suit cut out and ready to go.

Your turn!

My international friends, I'm sorry, but this one is for USA addresses only due to shipping costs.

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53 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I keep meaning to get this book!! What a great givaway!
    Lately I've been working on a bit of everything - gestating baby #3, sewing costumes (ugh, Halloween) and knitting (new hobby!). Now that the costumes are done (whew!) I can finally do some selfish sewing!

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  2. Looks like a cool book! Yesterday I made "corn heating bags" I have more to make...heat in the micro and have a good warm foot warmer. Also, knitting on a sweater and still playing with a skinny pant pattern.

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  3. I have that book on my wishlist! The last sewing I did was hem a pair of pants for myself. But this weekend I've been keeping busy scrapbooking a halloween album. Next on my list is a gift for my aunt-in-law.

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  4. I've cut out a pencil skirt that will hopefully get made very soon..Also have plans for a blouse and have a couple of knitting projects started..

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  5. You've been a busy bee! I'm working on the Colette Lady Gray Coat while watching television. Looking forward to your new turorials.

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  6. I;ve been trying to complete a sweaterdress as well as the colette lady grey coat.I need this book !

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  7. I am working on 3 skirts and a cardigan. I started on the cardigan and one of the skirts at the same time. I hope to finish the skirts before November 1st. Then I start on some pants. I'd love to have the book in my collection.

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  8. I finished the Halloween costumes (Princess Leia & Luke Skywalker) & am ready to start a new project. I can't decide if it will be the pj bottoms I promised the kids, or something for myself. Chances are, it will be the pj's!

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  9. Yay! I been meaning to get that book (and a million others!)

    My son and husband are out of town for a few days, so I have been making a *lot* of things - instead of cleaning the house. But oh,well. Uninterrupted crafting time is very, very rare.

    Today, I finished an amigurimi doll for my sister's birthday, an appliqued bag for my neice's birthday, an appliqued bag for my math tutoring stuff AND a math tutoring video for one of my tutoring clients.

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  10. I've been making the "Insa" skirt from "sewing clothes children love" but I also have another pair of Jalie jeans on the list for me!

    I have been wanting this great book!

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  11. I've been working on some quilt blocks for a block swap, and another quilt that I'd like to enter into the Joann's quilt contest. I haven't been able to get into clothing sewing for the last couple weeks, which is odd because it's usually my favorite.

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  12. I need some ideas for Christmas. Hopefully this book will have lots of great ideas.

    Lately, I have been sewing clothes for American Girl dolls

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  13. I would love to win that book, thank you for the chance.
    I have just finished two bathrobes for my 3 year-old twins,made from ikea towels 100x150 cm. To buy towelling is so expensive here in switzerland that it works out cheaper to buy a towel, plus it allowed me to use the edges already made. now i need to think what to sew next. probably some corduroy pants with elastic waist, so the girls can take them off by themselves to use the loo at playgroup :-).
    take care
    barbara

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  14. This book looks so fun! I have been working on sewing lace hair bows and brooches. As embarrassed as I am to admit it, however, I have mostly just been watching tutorials like yours. I am trying to get up the courage to take up sewing. You all make it look so easy!

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  15. The book looks great!
    Urgh - so much to do and so little time! Bibs and booties for a couple of babies I know are on the way, a bday dress for my niece, PJ pants for a friend, all sorts of things for myself and a heck of a lot to catch up on with the blogging.
    Cross your fingers for me that I get even half of it done this year - it's nearly November!

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  16. My sewing seems to have screeched to a halt over the summer, other than some mending. It's been replaced by a most-nights walk/run. I had intentions of shoveling out I mean rearranging the sewing room to fit in the new old sewing machine, but got derailed. The projects that have my attention in this book are the organizers and home dec projects. And maybe some accessories for my walks.

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  17. I have looked at this book a few times. And I have been working on some alterations- shopping in my closet!

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  18. Hi Sharon,
    After months of sewing for my dance mates, my sewing mojo went AWOL. Well, I think she's a bit shy about returning, so we spent three days going through fabrics and sorting patterns. I made up lists of things I need/want to sew. Still not s stitch has been sewn, so I think my mojo could use a little coaxing. One Yard Wonders may just fit the bill perfectly! After a diet of sequins, beads and rhinestone, a few of these projects may be the palate cleansers my mojo needs. I am tossing my hat into the ring.
    Angela

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  19. I've wanted this book for awhile!!
    I just finished my girls Halloween costumes and cleaning my house the never ending task.
    jillmomma2girls@gmail.com

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  20. I've just finished a sewing roll from the lovely 'Quilt Yourself Gorgeous' book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I have purchased several of these and given them as gifts but still don't have one for myself! I'd love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Oooh, Sharon I SOOOOO want this book! I have so much fabric and so little time! I would LOVE to make some stuff for Christmas for the family!

    Hope I win!!!

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  23. Oh my gosh! I would so love to win that book. My intension is to make all of my gifts for Christmas then maybe for every occasion. I have been looking on the internet for ideas. This book would be perfect.

    I am currently working on cards, stamped and not stamped. I have a group at church called BYOP (Bring Your Own Project. I provide a project for those looking for one and right now it's cards. I have a lot of projects going at one time and I'm in the process of focusing on a few. Crafting is so exciting that it is sooooooo easy to start too many projects. I have quilting to finish and I'm always scrapbooking. I thought if I took all of my interest and talents and made my own gifts, it would get the satisfaction of creating, save money and reduce my inventory all at the same time.......Don't laygh, I'm serious and hopeful.......and prayerful.

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  24. Hi,
    What a neat give away.

    I have been sewing a Bride of Frankenstein costume. Pretty simple and lots of fun.

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  25. Lately I have been sewing a few daygowns for my bundle of joy that is due on January 27th.

    This looks like a fun book with a lot of great of ideas.

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  26. I've been doing my part to finish building our new small but beautiful and very energy-efficient home. I've also been preserving from my garden (a little smaller this year), planting salad greens in the greenhouse for year-round harvest, taking care of our grandson afternoons every weekday. . .
    need I say more? Would love to have this book as my sewing space will be functional in another month, and I can open up the machine again!

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  27. I would love to win this - maybe it would jump start my sewing mojo :)

    Lately I have been reading. Can't seem to motivate to do anything else, but I'm enjoying it. Usually this time of year I am sewing away, but can't seem to get into it. Maybe in November.

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  28. Although I have half a dozen sewing patterns to work on, I've been crocheting amigurumi for The Toy Society.

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  29. Oh, I'd LOVE to win this book!

    I've been doing lots of reading and reviewing for my blog, Seize the Book Blog. Having a great time, too!

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  30. I'm new to sewing and decided I'm going to make everyone's holiday presents...very ambitious, I know. I have high hopes and have started on some oven mits and Ugly Dolls and scarves, but I get sidetracked deconstructing and reconstructing things for myself. :)

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  31. I would love this book. Thank you for the giveway. Right now, I am working on a few Christmas pillows and some quilted wall hangings with some gorgeous old fashioned Santa's on them that my mother bought me!

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  32. I've been eyeing this book at the store! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I've been frantically working on a Halloween costume for my 2-year-old son. I don't know why I bother, since every time I put it on him to test the fit, he runs around saying "off, off, off!" Sigh...

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  33. What a fun book! I've been working on some handbags...Anna Maria Horner's sidewalk satchel to be precise! Such a cute pattern and then my new Colette pattern...can't wait to see how it comes out!

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  34. This book looks really interesting and I love the file cabinet cover! I'm currently working on my "Cougar" haloween costume. lol

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  35. I would LOVE to win this book! I have looked at it many times, but never purchased it.

    Lately I am proud to say I have finally finished my diy upholstered headboard - a project that sat around my house for 4 months because I was too scared to tackle each unknown step of the process - DONE. CHECK!

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  36. Dear Sharon,

    you are very kind to offer your book as a giveaway (whoever wins).Lately I have been working on a patchwork table runner, and I made a lot of present bags from my leftovers.

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  37. I have been working on a halloween costume (just finished 30 minutes before our costume party!) and have started knitting two sweaters for baby gifts. I've been wanting this book! lara3400 at sbcglobal dot net

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  38. I sewed costumes for two of the grands, a Laura Ingalls Wilder schoolmarm dress and a wooly mammoth out of fake fur. Also knit a sweater and cap for another wee one. The hat looks like a pumpkin with leaves. Also started knitting a vest with some gorgous hand dyed yarn. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  39. I should add this book to my Christmas list. I have just finished up a crochet scarf and started a knit Santa, along with dealing with Halloween costumes. I soon need to get started on two gift quilts if I expect to get them done by Christmas.

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  40. lately I haven't been doing much but longingly looking at different projects. I want to get back into crocheted and I really want to learn how to make quilts. I'm hoping santa brings me a sewing machine for christmas.


    giveawaymommy at yahoo dot com

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  41. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Hi Sharon...I've flipped through that book in a store, and thought I'd like to get it some day. I've been back to my sewing machine and just finished a skirt that I called 'southwestern fire dance' skirt...gathered tiers are WORK...whew! But it turned out cute. Now, I'm making some silk coasters. Enjoy your blog 'sew' much...Sharon Gudding

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  42. Hi Sharon. I keep telling myself to buy that book and haven't done so yet. I've been crocheting hats for my grand daughters, a blanket for a grand niece, sewing a couple of knit tops for me and making a few cards in between. Thanks for sharing!

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  43. I have been learning how to make things like noodles, cake fondant, pumpkin pie and my moms soups from scratch! I have been married for a year and i guess it is making me feel like i want to be a cute little homemaker so now im getting crafty and just bought my first sewing machine!

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  44. Anonymous2:57 PM

    Altering a leisure suit for a Halloween costume, crocheting the edging on a sampler afghan, and cutting out brown pants. In between babysitting grandsons (11 & 9 months), Halloween party Sat night, and of course celebrating Halloween with family on Sunday night!

    -umjudis

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  45. I would love to have the book because I like quick, easy projects for gifts throughout the year. I've frequently thought about buying it, but funds are very, very tight.

    Gail D.

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  46. I've just taken a flying leap back into sewing! My middle son is a high school senior and the class is dressing in Star Wars theme for Halloween! So, rather than spending a fortune ($80 to $700 online!), I talked myself into sewing it. Twill, pleather, glitter silk, oh my! Darth Maul will appear in my house tomorrow!

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  47. I would like to try to win this book!

    What I've been doing lately is trying to get my sewing room together in our new home.

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  48. I've been working on some digital scrapbook pages, and making cards. :) I have a few projects lined up for sewing, but for some reason I keep putting them off.

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  49. I have been working on a quilt that I have been wanting to make all year and would like to get it to the quilters by Nov 19 to get back before Christmas so I can put the binding on it and add it my 2010 sewing list and off my to do list!!!!!

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  50. I am currently working on a simple top for work, and lace skirt. In between, I'm figuring out what to cook this weekend and have written up my grocery list.

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  51. I'd love this book :) I've been working on countless Christmas runners (christmas gifts) and the silk scarves/neck rings. You're right, they're addicting. Thanks for posting!

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  52. I'd love to have this book!

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  53. A great book. I just bought it last week and my daughter has marked a bunch of stuff for me to make. Lots of it is easy enough for her to make.

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