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Notting Hill FQ Bundle & Patterns // Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Welcome to Pile O' Fabric for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day! I am so thankful for this event. Many of you have found me in past Sew Mama Sew giveaways and are now readers. Not only do we get a chance to win some amazing prizes, but we get to build readership and find new blogs to follow. It is truly a brilliant idea. Thank you Kristen and Beth at Sew Mama Sew!

Website Issue

Today is a bit of a difficult day for me. All weekend I have worked on moving over my blog to Wordpress and giving it a facelift (due to issues with my past host Squarespace). After I finished and the hosting company ran into an issue with the server DNS. Because of this no one will be able to access my blog using my url for ​7-10 days. When they told me I just about had a heart attack. Despite all efforts it cannot be resolved until then. :( This will probably mess up my RSS feed too. So if you want to keep in touch with Pile O' Fabric for the next week you can acess it at or subscribe to receive email post updates. Because, of this I will postpone my planned posts for this week to next week so no one misses anything good. Sorry folks :(


Join in the Fun!

Just wanted to share a few events I am currently hosting/teaching. [one-third] [/one-third] [one-third] [/one-third] [one-third last] [/one-third]

The Prizes

This year I will be giving away multiple prizes with a total of 5 lucky winners!

Notting Hill 10 FQ Bundle - Prize #1

One lucky winner will receive a 10 piece fat quarter bundle of Notting Hill Fabric by Joel Dewberry.


Modern Patchwork Magazine - Prize #2

Two lucky winners will receive a copy of Modern Patchwork Magazine. Modern Patchwork Magazine Spring 2013 just came out last month and includes my quilt pattern Retro Rubies, which we are making for the Retro Rubies QAL.



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Concerto Quilt Pattern - Prize #3

Two lucky winners will receive a PDF Concerto Quilt Pattern.  Concerto was the first quilt pattern to launch with my new pattern design company Aria Lane. [one-half] [/one-half] [one-half last] [/one-half]

Enter to Win

Here's how, using the Rafflecopter Widget below follow the steps. STEP 1: Leave a blog post comment and answer this question…What type of quick weekend sewing projects do you like to do? STEP 2: Make sure you noted in Rafflecopter that you commented! STEP 3: That's it, the bonus entries are completely optional.

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This giveaway will end May 10th, at 5pm PST. Mr. Random will choose the winners and I will announce their names on Facebook and Twitter and I will email the winners directly. * Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE near and far! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that if you win I can contact you! a Rafflecopter giveaway Have a wonderful time stopping by each blog, and be sure to take a little time to scope the blogs out!

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  • amy @ thecutelife:) says...

    Baby quilts! Especially large scale, one block ones – they are nice and quick :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Vicky Murphy says...

    My favorite weekend projects are tablerunners….I use up leftover batting strips for these projects.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Alyce Rodriguez says...

    I’m sorry for your website issues. I can’t imagine how frustrating that is. I hope it is resolved quickly. I like to sew up an apron for a quick project. Thanks for the giveaway!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Heather @ Real Cheap Housewives of Texas says...

    Weekend projects? Small quilts for my puppies, or pillow covers :) Anything bigger than that takes a lot longer than a weekend!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Kim says...

    Quick? By quick sewing projects you mean those that are completed within 4 months right? Somehow, those are the only quick projects in my world! Help me!!!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Melanie C says...

    I’m not much of a quick quilter :). I like to at least finish 1 block of a quilt in the weekend.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Pat V. says...

    I don’t think I’ve ever done a “quick weekend project!” Maybe someday…

    On August 20, 2014

  • Kathy says...

    Cushion covers sate my crafty urges on busy crazy kid filled weekends! So sad you are having website issues :(

    On August 20, 2014

  • Deborah Gunthorpe says...

    I have never made anything in a weekend, but I would like to try a QAYG pouch.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Iris Fitzpatrick says...

    WHat I would like it to make a serious dent in my WIP. But with a beautiful weather forecast my little ones no doubt will see that differently. To me it really then becomes a win-win situation.
    Josiessecret (at)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Debie says...

    My favorite weekend projects are tote bags. They make great gifts for family and friends.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Margaret says...

    Zipper pouches. Once you get the hang of putting in the zipper, they’re super quick.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Maria White says...

    I’d been loving following a couple of BOM.. I’m stuck in March’ block on yours@ lol I should probably skip it and move on, but there you go :) love love love following along, you explain things so well!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Diane Holman says...

    I like to make quilt-as-you-go pillows. They are quick and easy.

    On August 20, 2014

  • MJT says...

    Last weekend I made quilt blocks and flags fo To Boston With Love.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Beatrice Jade says...

    I like making gifts for upcoming birthdays and the December holidays.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Limbania says...

    I really don’t have particular weekend projects just whatever project I’m currently working on.
    Good luck to all participants and thank you for the giveaway. :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Joelle says...

    I like to make fabric postcards. I send them o my granddaughter.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Stephanie A says...

    Quick mini quilts or doll quilts are good weekend projects for me!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Laura says...

    I love making pillows and pouches!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Nancy W says...

    Oh live to make a quick bag/tote, table runner, wall hanging, baby quilt, art pillows and mostly pillowcases!!!!!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Nati says...

    Love to make pouches and little home accesories! Thanks for the chance to win.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Maria Hart says...

    The type of quick weekend sewing projects I like to do are Zippered Pouches….scrappy ones are fun.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Shanna @ Fiber of All Sorts says...

    Seriously you are so fantastic and doing great with your website issues. <3 Remember it's allllll good.

    I've made a purse in a weekend. It now seems to be my go to project. I hope to make one for me eventually

    On August 20, 2014

  • Pat T. says...

    For quick weekend sewing, I’ll grab a little “gift project”, like a zippered bag or pouch, little covered notebook, pretty tote bag or quilted bag/purse, or even interesting hotpads, snack mats, or a table runner!
    I like to pull together stash fabrics I’d like to use in a gift, cut the pieces needed, and bag up my own “kits”… . Then, when I have some spare moments to sew, I can just grab a gift project “kit” (everything needed is there… fabric, thread, pattern) and sew away!
    (I like to keep a little stash of ready-to-go gifts for friends and family!)
    Thanks for asking!!… Good question!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Candra says...

    I love to do small charity projects like baby sheets that are quick and easy…

    On August 20, 2014

  • Rina says...

    The quick weekend project I usually make are pillowcases for ConKerr.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Megan says...

    For a quick project, I love making zip pouches! Instant gratification!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Marshall says...

    I like working on pillows or bags. I’m sorry about the technical difficulties you’ve been facing. To help spread the word, I’ve shared this post on my Fabric Donkey facebook page.

    On August 20, 2014

  • nix says...

    I don’t often get a chance to sew on the weekend (our family time). I tend to sew evenings instead

    On August 20, 2014

  • Pam says...

    Fabulous give away. Thank you, I have been looking and longing for that fabric line.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Vera says...

    It would be little set of zipper pouch and tissue holder. It’s great as a gift idea and who doesn’t like matchy sets? Thx.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Chris says...

    Usually I make pincushions or tote bags or easy lapquilts.

    On August 20, 2014

  • mary-clare tremainMary-Clare Tremain says...

    i love to get the oppourtunity to get into the sewing room and do any sewing

    On August 20, 2014

  • Allison D says...

    I like to make quick things like tote bags or pouches on the weekend. And I still need to make my MQG name tag.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Gabrielle says...

    Making a pincushion or a zipper pouch is a quick weekend project.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jeannie says...

    I don’t normally saw during weekend but spend quality time with my family.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jennifer says...

    Lately I’ve been making little doll clothes for my daughter. She sits on my knee and helps pull out pins! Last weekend we made 2 dolly diapers. Thanks for the chance to win I love the fabric!!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Tina says...

    Hi Alyssa,
    what a nightmare!

    I love to sew quick cloths on weekends – like t-shirts for my toddler daughter.
    You can accomplish a lot when someone drags you out of the bed at 6:30 am on sundays :-/


    On August 20, 2014

  • Pat O says...

    I usually get over my head and don’t know enough to limit myself to a quick project. I’m quilting or doing tote bags, or buying fabric!! Thanks for the opportunity.

    On August 20, 2014

  • Jane says...

    Definitely quick summer tops that I can wear straight away! Thanks

    On August 20, 2014

  • Pam from CA says...

    I like to make bags, purses, or BOM’S!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Naomi Ward says...

    You mean you can finish a whole project in just a weekend?!!? I tend to fall into the trap of extremely fiddly complicated projects .. and I’m only onto my fourth quilt top :|

    I plan to try bags and kids clothes next! :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Heidi S says...

    I admit I like quick projects on weekends. Something I can start and finish – a tote bag, placemat or even a new block. Though new blocks lead to quilts but I do love samplers :)

    On August 20, 2014

  • Ruthie Peterburg says...

    My favorite weekend small projects are mainly gift items such as pincushions, small purses, table mats etc.

    Warm hugs,

    On August 20, 2014

  • Béatrice says...

    Week end are always for finishes like hand binding. I already received my PDF mag for the QUA. Thanks for the giveaway.

    On August 20, 2014

  • margaret Schindler says...

    I want to do some mug rugs so that i can practice my FMQ

    On August 20, 2014

  • Nancy B from Many LA says...

    a small wallhanging or mug rug

    On August 20, 2014

  • Margaret Clarke says...

    I struggle with my blog, so I am sorry to hear of your troubles. Mine are purely lack of experience and application.
    For quick weekend projects, I either run up a pair of pyjamas for one of my family, or spend Saturday piecing and Sunday quilting an easy one block lap quilt. Well, that’s my ambition anyway; very rarely does anyone get two consecutive free days!

    On August 20, 2014

  • Hannah says...

    I’m not one for quick projects but trying to become so by making clothes for my two little girls

    On August 20, 2014

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