Saturday, October 22, 2011

..giveaway Pfaff Ambition 1.5 Anyone? MONDAY OCT 24th....SOMEONE WILL WIN

And Yes the day has arrived ....SERIOUSLY.....the sewing machine that has had many of you holding back on commenting ( I know because you told me ) ....waiting for this day ....The chance to win a
Pfaff Ambition....their newest line ...
but before that.....let's see who is our guest today...mmmmm


My name is  Kim Novak, one of their educators and trainers from Pfaff .
 ( Hi Kim and welcome to our campaign) 

I’ll start by saying thank you to Madame Samm for allowing me to participate in the Wantobe Quilter Campaign.  I am especially excited because, even though I have been sewing for more than twenty years, I am a wantobe quilter too. I love the geometry of quilting and the FABRICS!! In fact, I have been building my “stash” for years.  I guess I’ve been a little nervous to take the plunge.  I have a great collection of books on quilting and consulted a few of my favorites for help in creating the table runner that I am sharing with you today.  Hope you like it!

Geometric Quilted Table Runner


This is what you will need!

Materials:



¼ yard Fabric 1/medium brown print
¼ yard Fabric 2/dark brown solid
⅛ yard Fabric 3/teal print
¼ yard Fabric 4/aqua print
⅜ yard Fabric 5/coral print
⅝ yard batting
⅝ yard backing fabric
Finished size:   32½” L x 18” W 



Cutting:

Fabric 1/medium brown print
12 pieces 3½” L x 4½" W
Fabric 2/dark brown solid
22 pieces 3½" L x 2½" W
Fabric 3/teal print
6 pieces 3½" L x 6½" W
Fabric 4/aqua print
6 pieces 3½" L x 6½" W
4 Pieces 3½" L x 4½" W
8 pieces 1¼" L x 2" W
4 pieces 3½" L x 1" W
Fabric 5/coral print
5 pieces 3½" L x 2½" W
4 pieces 2" L x 2" W
3 pieces 3¼” L x width of fabric (for binding)
Batting
36” L x 20” W
Backing
36” L x 20” W

Assembly:
I started by piecing the 4 sub-blocks with the coral squares so that I could easily assemble the rows. All seam allowances are ¼”. I love my ¼” foot for this – just line up the fabric with the edge of the foot and sew.  It is practically fool-proof.  Also, I used my dual feed for the entire project – piecing, quilting and binding.   
On my PFAFF® sewing machine, the IDT or dual feed is built-in.  Because it feeds from both the top and the bottom, my pieces don’t shift while I’m sewing and my seams always match!  


1. Attach an aqua rectangle (1¼" L x 2" W) to the top and bottom of each of the 2” coral squares. Press

2     Stitch a narrow aqua rectangle (3½" L x 1" W) to the right side of three of the pieced units.  The last narrow rectangle will be added to the left side of the remaining unit. Press.



3. To complete the sub-block, add a larger rectangle (3½" L x 4½" W) to the opposite side, framing the coral square. Press. Three of the finished sub-blocks will look like this; one will have the coral square on the left side.




The next step is to piece the rows.  There are four different rows in the table runner.

4.  Row A consists of two medium brown pieces, two dark brown pieces and one teal piece. 
Assemble according to the diagram and press all seams.

You will need a total of six of these rows.



5.     Row B is made up of two dark brown pieces, 1 aqua piece, 1 coral piece and one of the sub-blocks previously assembled.  Piece according to the diagram and press all seams.

You will need a total of three of these rows.


6. Row C is made up of two dark brown pieces, 1 aqua piece, 
1 coral piece and one of the sub-blocks previously assembled. 
Piece according to the diagram and press all seams
You need just one of these.


Now, piece the rows together to complete your top. 

7..     Attach 1 row B to the bottom of 1 row A. 
Continue to add rows according to the diagram.  Press.


Quilting
8   Position the backing fabric right side down on a flat surface and place batting on top.  Center the pieced top, right side up, on top of the batting.  Pin the layers together.
Note: the backing and batting are slightly larger than the pieced top at this point.  We will trim the layers after quilting.

9    Quilt the layers together.
I created a stitch sequence on my PFAFF® sewing machine that I used to quilt the layers. It consisted of @ 70 straight stitches and 15 zigzag stitches. I saved this combination to the personal menu on my machine so I could use it again. I sewed it in vertical rows approximately every ½”, starting at the center and working out to either side. Because the table runner is much longer than the sequence, it will repeat itself over and over down the length. I started the new row wherever I left off in the previous row, which resulted in a random placement of the zigzag pattern.  





You can create a similar look if your machine has the ability to program stitches.
An Open-Toe foot provides great visibility – especially if you are trying to follow a marked line.

Finishing
10..     When the quilting is complete, trim the layers even with the top and add binding.



VERYYYYYY Interesing tutorial...won't you agree..?
I bet many of you can whip this up with this
latest greatest best machine.....If it was yours!

This Giveaway today is for all of YOU....
Anyone and Everyone has the chance to win this...



New PFAFF® ambition™ Line Brings Precision Sewing Within Affordable Reach

PFAFF® introduces the ambition™ line to help aspiring sewing enthusiasts achieve professional results

LaVergne, TN.— Sewers seeking precision and control can now have access to the key features of the PFAFF® brand at a lower price point, thanks to the newly unveiled PFAFF®  ambition™ line of computerized sewing machines.  PFAFF®, a leading global brand of premier sewing and embroidery machines, announced today the introduction of its new PFAFF® ambition™ line of sewing machines, which boasts the unique PFAFF® IDT (Integrated Dual Feed) feature. The PFAFF® ambition™ sewing machine line includes the ambition 1.0 and ambition™ 1.5 sewing machines, designed specifically to meet the technical needs of demanding sewing and quilting enthusiasts at a lower price point.

“Thanks to the new PFAFF® ambition™ line of sewing machines, more sewers will now be able to enjoy the precise sewing experience of the PFAFF® brand to perfect their sewing creations,” said Katrina Helmkamp, CEO of SVP Worldwide, source of the SINGER®, HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machine collections.  “For affordable prices, aspiring enthusiasts can join the PFAFF® family and experience the design, quality and precision for which this premier brand is so renowned and respected.”

The PFAFF® ambition™ line offers best in class features—spacious, bright and precise—while boasting original, unique PFAFF®  features, such as IDTtechnology, that help deliver professional results for sewing enthusiasts. 

·         PFAFF® Original IDT™ (Integrated Dual Feed) technology included on both models.  Built right into the machine, IDT technology delivers an even fabric feed from both the top and bottom of the machine critical for precise sewing and quilting. Multiple PFAFF® accessories and presser feet can be used with IDT technology; it can be easily engaged or disengaged as desired.
·         Large, high-resolution screen -- For viewing selections, options and stitch information.  All stitches shown in real size.
·         Touch screen – The touch screen allows for easy access to all stitches and offers the ability to more easily create, view and customize designs (Only available on the ambition1.5 sewing machine)
·         Built-in Alphabet Block and Cyrillic font styles are available on both models; Two additional font styles, Outline and Script, are included on the ambition™ 1.5 sewing machine.
·         Stitch Variety – A wide variety of 7mm stitches are available, including buttonholes, utility, decorative, quilt, cross and hem (195 stitches available for the ambition 1.5 sewing machine; 136 stitches available for the ambition 1.0 sewing machine).
·         200 mm sewing space – A sewing area of 200mm to the right of the needle easily accommodates large volumes of fabric for bigger projects.
·         Automatic bobbin thread sensor – The sensor, only available in the PFAFF® ambition1.5 sewing machine, alerts the sewer when the bobbin is running low.

The PFAFF® ambition™ line will be sold exclusively at authorized PFAFF® dealers nationwide. Request a demonstration of the PFAFF® ambition 1.5 sewing machine at a local PFAFF® dealer from June 1, 2011 through June 31, 2011 to be entered to win a new PFAFF® ambition 1.5 sewing machine, plus six of the most popular PFAFF® presser feet. To find a PFAFF® dealer near you, please visit www.pfaffusa.com or call 1-800-997-3233.

About PFAFF®
With a celebrated history of German design and engineering, PFAFF® sewing machines are the world’s premier precision machines that sewers aspire to own. The PFAFF® brand has a 148-year sewing heritage that creates a climate for continued development and design of high quality sewing and embroidery machines. The PFAFF® Quilt Expression 4.0, for example, was named a 2010 CONSUMERS DIGEST BEST BUY for delivering the best combination of work space and range of needle positions in the category. Known as the perfector of the craft, PFAFF® delivers precision to the most demanding sewers by offering maximum control and customization. PFAFF® machines are catalysts for passionate sewers, producing the highest quality results in all aspects of sewing. 


SEW what do you need to do win?
Subscribe to their newsletter...
if you would like to win...that is easy? Yes! 
Be a follower here...Yes !
Simply put, that's it!


Winner will be announced on 
MONDAY
OCT 24th...
( shipped directly to you, FREE)




ATTENTION...
( for those not able to comment or 
subscribe to the PFAFF, we think it is just the volume
of traffic..by all means send me an email
with the subject line..
" PLEASE ADD ME" 
madamesamm@cogeco.ca


( I will manually put you in, if you follow
we will know anyway...ok)


Good LUCK everyone...
( psst we do have yet another machine
to giveaway next week too) 
just saying wink x


Big thanks goes out to KIM,
PFAFF and YOU, all of you..
for being here cheering on 
our most amazing sponsors,
Guests Tutorials- Extraordinaire
 and for being kind, smart
and IMPORTANT to us all 
in the Quilt Net World.





Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturdays are our Sponsor days..RECAP of our 12th week 1 more week to go...



Once upon a time this lady , oh let's call her Madame, thought it would be a great idea to invite some wonderful guest bloggers to post on this blog. She thought wouldn't it be nice to have some Sponsors too - for some giveaways . Sh also thought why not invite some WANTOBE  Quilters to the mix and show them how much fun you can have cutting up material and sewing them back together again......YEP that is what she thought in her fairly creative mind... And the story went like this...at least in her 11th week of memorable moments...
She noted there are 2more weeks to go...and her room where all the giveaways are stored is finally looking like a sewing room again. There are still some amazing giveaways still yet
to find homes...Will they find it in YOURS? Do you need a machine, an iron,
some fabric...well stay tuned for the next 2 weeks---you might find an email
with "take a peek" very soon....


The week began like this...
( all guest blogger (names) will link you to their post that day)

On Monday our guest was Kathy
she talked about her new designed ruler
from Creative Grid..

We had 2 winners..
Scrapbook Chick a doodle ( rox)
and Cherie


2 yds each of this sampling collection
of Teacher's Pet 
by Kathy Brown.  and her ruler ! 


she does not have any follower button on her blog..

Thanks goes out to Kathy, Red Rooster and YOU for being
here to cheer our guest on day after day..
YOU are kind, smart and IMPORTANT TO US!



ON Tuesday this was our guest
was BISA
and she captured our souls
with her Amazing Quilt ART...

The Giveaway was this DELIGHTFUL
colorful African Spirit fabric from Elizabeth's Studio



OUR giveaway today is this collection of  7 yards of 

 PIECE PIECE was the winner....


Big Thanks goes out to Bisa, Elizabeth's Studio
and YOU for being part of this amazing campaign
and leaving heartfelt comments for our delightful guests.
YOU have no idea how much you really inspire them.
YOU are kind, smart and important..


On Wednesday our guest was Cheryl
and to celebrate the book and movie
the HELP she made a custom designed doll
Addellene.... Her story telling and Doll making
leaves one thinking what will she do when she begins
making quilts? 

and Sharon won her...




Big thanks goes out to Cheryl and her Mammys..
and YOU for being KIND- SMART-and
 SEW IMPORTANT 
to all of us...


 On Thursday we had 2 guests

Michele and Linda..
Christmas theme and Flying Geese
with an amazing twist were presented..

shania won this bag of quilting goodies


This giveaway will be a treat for anyone who wins...The wheeled bag by BlueFig.net
the quilt batting by Bosal./Katahdin  the African Spirit from Elizabeths Studios...and inside
all kinds of goodies...calendar from Susan Branch, threads from Presencia and Colonial Needle,
pattern books from Martingale and Company..OH Yes this is a WIN you want to have....


Big thanks goes out to Michele at Quilting Gallery,
all of our wonderful Sponsors, Blue fig, Bosal, Elizabeths Studio,
Susan Branch, Colonial Needle, Martingale and Company
and YOU for being YOU, the best, of the best.

and 


an OLISO IRON goes to Janice
the best of their best.
 The Oliso® TG1600 Pro features Oliso's patented iTouch® technology. Simply touch the handle and the iron lowers, ready to work. Take your hand off and the patented scorchguards lift the iron off the board preventing scorches, burns, and tipping. Less strain and 30% time savings are added benefits to this Smart Iron's 1800 watts of power and horizontal or vertical bursts of steam. The TG1600 Pro features a 30-minute extended auto-shut off for sewers and quilters, a 12.7 oz side fill tank, a beadblast stainless steel soleplate, flat pressing surface, detailer tip, and a 12-foot cord for full range of motion.


Big thanks goes out Linda, OLISO and YOU
for being the loveliest visitors in Quilt NET world..
YOU is kind, you is Smart and YOU is important...
to us!
and on Friday..oh my Friday..

We had KIM from PFAFF show 
us a table runner and of course
present to all of you 
this new brand new Ambition 1.5 Sewing Machine 
PFAFF ( remember this one) 



                                    This Giveaway today is for all of YOU....

Anyone and Everyone has the chance to win this...



New PFAFF® ambition™ Line Brings Precision Sewing Within Affordable Reach

PFAFF® introduces the ambition™ line to help aspiring sewing enthusiasts achieve professional results

LaVergne, TN.— Sewers seeking precision and control can now have access to the key features of the PFAFF® brand at a lower price point, thanks to the newly unveiled PFAFF®  ambition™ line of computerized sewing machines.  PFAFF®, a leading global brand of premier sewing and embroidery machines, announced today the introduction of its new PFAFF® ambition™ line of sewing machines, which boasts the unique PFAFF®IDT (Integrated Dual Feed) feature. The PFAFF® ambition™ sewing machine line includes the ambition 1.0 and ambition™ 1.5 sewing machines, designed specifically to meet the technical needs of demanding sewing and quilting enthusiasts at a lower price point.

“Thanks to the new PFAFF® ambition™ line of sewing machines, more sewers will now be able to enjoy the precise sewing experience of the PFAFF® brand to perfect their sewing creations,” said Katrina Helmkamp, CEO of SVP Worldwide, source of theSINGER®HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® sewing machine collections.  “For affordable prices, aspiring enthusiasts can join the PFAFF® family and experience the design, quality and precision for which this premier brand is so renowned and respected.”

The PFAFF® ambition™ line offers best in class features—spacious, bright and precise—while boasting original, unique PFAFF®  features, such as IDT™ technology, that help deliver professional results for sewing enthusiasts. 

·         PFAFF® Original IDT™ (Integrated Dual Feed) technology included on both models.  Built right into the machine, IDT technology delivers an even fabric feed from both the top and bottom of the machine critical for precise sewing and quilting. Multiple PFAFF® accessories and presser feet can be used with IDT technology; it can be easily engaged or disengaged as desired.
·         Large, high-resolution screen -- For viewing selections, options and stitch information.  All stitches shown in real size.
·         Touch screen – The touch screen allows for easy access to all stitches and offers the ability to more easily create, view and customize designs (Only available on the ambition1.5 sewing machine)
·         Built-in Alphabet  Block and Cyrillic font styles are available on both models; Two additional font styles, Outline and Script, are included on the ambition™ 1.5 sewing machine.
·         Stitch Variety – A wide variety of 7mm stitches are available, including buttonholes, utility, decorative, quilt, cross and hem (195 stitches available for theambition 1.5 sewing machine; 136 stitches available for the ambition 1.0 sewing machine).
·         200 mm sewing space – A sewing area of 200mm to the right of the needle easily accommodates large volumes of fabric for bigger projects.
·         Automatic bobbin thread sensor – The sensor, only available in the PFAFF®ambition™ 1.5 sewing machine, alerts the sewer when the bobbin is running low.

The PFAFF® ambition™ line will be sold exclusively at authorized PFAFF® dealers nationwide. Request a demonstration of the PFAFF® ambition 1.5 sewing machine at a local PFAFF® dealer from June 1, 2011 through June 31, 2011 to be entered to win a new PFAFF® ambition 1.5 sewing machine, plus six of the most popular PFAFF® presser feet. To find a PFAFF® dealer near you, please visit www.pfaffusa.com or call 1-800-997-3233.

About PFAFF®
With a celebrated history of German design and engineering, PFAFF® sewing machines are the world’s premier precision machines that sewers aspire to own. The PFAFF® brand has a 148-year sewing heritage that creates a climate for continued development and design of high quality sewing and embroidery machines. The PFAFF® Quilt Expression 4.0, for example, was named a 2010 CONSUMERS DIGEST BEST BUY for delivering the best combination of work space and range of needle positions in the category. Known as the perfector of the craft, PFAFF® delivers precision to the most demanding sewers by offering maximum control and customization. PFAFF® machines are catalysts for passionate sewers, producing the highest quality results in all aspects of sewing. 


                                             SEW what do you need to do win?
Subscribe to their newsletter...if you would like to win...that is easy? Yes! Be a follower here...Yes !Simply put, that's it!Winner will be announced on MONDAY OCT 24th...( shipped directly to you, FREE)



Big thanks goes out to KIM,PFAFF and YOU, all of you..for being here cheering on our most amazing sponsors,Guests Tutorials- Extraordinaire and for being kind, smartand IMPORTANT to us all in the Quilt Net World.