Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Text It! Blog Hop + Two Giveaways

Well hi there!  I have a scrappy pillow to share today, and I get to tell you about a new book just released by Sherri Noel (Martingale Publishing).  Plus you're going to want to stick around because there's a couple of giveaways at the end of my post, just FYI ;)


Home Pillow from the Text It! book by Sherri Noel.  Pillow by Andy of A Bright Corner

The book is called Text It! and it's filled with projects that each use text in really fun ways.  There are 10 total projects and there's quite a variety of techniques --like english paper piecing, fusible applique, wool applique, and needle turn applique.  And....it comes with 7 full-sized alphabets.  


Text It! quilting book by Sherri Noel.  Book review by Andy of A Bright Corner

This pillow was a new challenge for me!  I've never done text applique quite like this but I LOVE the result.  The text is made with thin bias tape and double-sided fusible tape.  When I first saw the project I was a wee bit intimidated but Sherri has great instructions in her book! 


Super helpful tool for making thin bias tape

This bias tape maker (1/4") really helped when it came to making the thin bias tape!   Honestly, I wouldn't try to make such tiny bias tape without this thing.  There were instructions inside the package that helped step me through how to use it.  Once the bias tape was made, I used the same little tool to add the fusible adhesive to the back.  That adhesive is important - it held the letters in place beautifully until I could stitch them down.  (Find the Clover fusible bias tape maker here on Amazon)


Home Pillow from the Text It! book by Sherri Noel.  Pillow by Andy of A Bright Corner

This project plus 9 others can be found in the book.  You can see Sherri's version of the Home Pillow in this image from the cover of the book:



Text It! quilting book by Sherri Noel.  Book review by Andy of A Bright Corner


Want a signed copy of the Text It book?  You can buy that here from Sherri!  You can also find the book for sale here on Amazon, and here at the Fat Quarter Shop.


Home Pillow from the Text It! book by Sherri Noel.  Pillow by Andy of A Bright Corner

Ready for the giveaways?  I have TWO today!  First, Martingale is offering one of my readers a copy of Sherri's book, Text It!  (US residents only)

The second giveaway is from Aurifil and they are generously offering two large spools of thread to one of you lucky stitchers- open to everyone worldwide. 


To enter the giveaway simply leave a comment below letting me know where you live (city & country).  It will be interesting to see where everyone resides!


If you're a no-comment blogger, please be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you.  Giveaway is open until this Sunday, March 17, 2019 at midnight MST.




Giveaway is now closed - thank you!


Want to see more fun projects from the book?  Here's the full list of participating bloggers:



MONDAY MARCH 4 – BEE HAPPY

PAMELA JANE MORGAN –MYSWEETLITTLESTITCHES                      
SHARON LILABELLE LANE – LILABELLELANECREATIONS

TUESDAY MARCH 5 – INFINITY Quilt

LAURA PILAND – SLICEOFPIQUILTS
LEANNE PARSONS – DEVOTEDQUILTER
KATIE MUTER STARCHER – KATIEMAEQUILTS

WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – PILLOW TALK

KATE COLLERAN – SEAMSLIKEADREAM
CHERYL DAINES BROWN – QUILTERCHIC
DORIE HRUSKA – FOREVER-QUILTING

THURSDAY MARCH 7 – FREEDOM Quilt

JEN SHAFFER – PATTERNSBYJEN
TARA MILLER – QUILTDISTRICT
LYNN KANE – PUPPYGIRLDESIGNS

FRIDAY MARCH 8 – LOVING YOU Wall Hanging

ELLEN AULT –HANDMADE3D
SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS

MONDAY MARCH 11 – COUNTING SHEEP Baby Quilt

DEANNE EISENMAN – SNUGGLESQUILTS
RAEWYN BARGE – STITCHINGFARMGIRL
SUSAN PELLAND – SUEPELLANDDESIGNS

TUESDAY MARCH 12 – HOME PILLOW

JOANNE HARRIS – QUILTSBYJOANNE
PATTY DUDEK – ELMSTREETQUILTS
ANDY KNOWLTON – ABRIGHTCORNER
SANDRA STARLEY – UTAHQUILTAPPRAISER
CINDY PIETERS – STITCHINATHOME

WEDNESDAY MARCH 13 – LIFE IS SHORT Wall hanging

BECCA FENSTERMAKER – PRETTYPINEY
KATIE BOCK – SEWINGWITHKATIE
ALLA BLANCA – RAINBOWSBUNNIESCUPCAKES

THURSDAY MARCH 14 – HUSTLE PILLOW

TERRI BANDEN BOSCH – MEANDERINGSALONGLIZARDCREEK
WILLOW OLSON – BEARPAWDESIGNBLOG
ERIN SAMPSON – AURIBUZZ

FRIDAY MARCH 15 – SEWING MACHINE MAT

LAUREN WRIGHT – MOLLYANDMAMA
SANDRA HEALY – SANDRAHEALYDESIGNS
CHERYL KRISEL LYNCH –CHERYLLYNCHQUILTS

SATURDAY MARCH 16 – WRAP UP

SHERRI NOEL – REBECCAMAEDESIGNS





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112 comments:

  1. Lovely pillows! Hello from Michigan USA

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  2. I love making cushions, they instantly brighten up a room. Thank you for a great giveaway. I live in Lincoln, England. x

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  3. It came out great! Love it and thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love all your beautiful projects from this book. I'm from Ulsteinvik, Norway.

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  5. Love your version! And yes the Clover bias maker was a great help.

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  6. Oh my! I never cared much for the houses quilts I’ve seen until I saw the “home’ pillow! It is darling. Would love to try the bias technique. Thanks so much for giving me more ideas! Happy sewing.

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  7. Cute pillow! I am from Kennard, Nebraska USA

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  8. I love these Text It projects.

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  9. I live in Monessen, Pennsylvania, USA. Thank you, peterstankovich at comcast.net

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  10. I'm from South Weymouth, Massachusetts. Thanks.

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  11. Summerville Ga. Down in the deep south

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  12. Deltona. Florida. I love how your pillow turned out.

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  13. Spring is in the air, finally! Astoria, Oregon

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  14. HELLO from Bozeman,Mt.! Love your Home Pillow!!!
    Thanks for 2 neat giveaway!!!

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  15. Hello! I'm from Driftwood, Texas. You made such a pretty pillow!
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  16. I’m from Montana, too - Hamilton, in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley. Cute pillow.

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  17. I love your ‘Home’ pillow! Hello from Richards, Texas.
    cathylouwilson@gmail.com

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  18. I have yet to try a bias maker. I even bought one. lol

    Thank you for the cute pillow and the giveaway.

    My city is Castle Rock and my country is the USA.

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  19. Love the beach feel of your pillow! Hailing from Texas.

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  20. Howdy--love the pillows from Red Oak, Texas! :)

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  21. Your pillow turned out great. Nice job with the skinny bias. I haven't ever tried anything like that before. I live in Tiburon, Ca!

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  22. The House theme pillow and word Home turned out Perfect-O. From Glendale in the USA

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  23. Love your pillow! What a lovely little accent to see when you walk into a room. Hope it’s warming up where you are; it seems to be doing just that here in Midland, Michigan.

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  24. From San Diego, CA Love the pillows!

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  25. Alma, Illinois-southern part of the State-4 hours south of Chicago! Actually we're halfway between St. Louis, MO and Vincennes, IN. Love this book! ckrutjo at g mail dot com

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  26. Very cute! I am in Rochester, USA

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  28. I love the pillow!! It looks like the houses on my street. I think I will need to sew one!! I live in Tampa, Florida

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  29. Hello from Kennewick, WA, USA (SE corner).

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  30. Great job.... elsie,michigan, happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  31. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win some threads. I live in New Zealand

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  32. Your "Home" pillow is so cute! A favorite theme of mine...

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  33. Very sweet home pillow. Central Illinois, USA.

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  34. Love your home pillow. I live in Victoria Canada.

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  35. Love this idea of texting with fabrics! I’m following you from Candler, NC. USA

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  36. Your pillow looks great! It was very interesting to read about the bias tape maker.
    Love the chance to win the thread.
    Saying “Hello” from England ..... hey that could be the word I’d use on my cushion too!
    Barbara x

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  37. What a wonderful pillow! This looks like a book of lovely projects. I live in Ashland, KY.

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  38. Great pillow. I would love to make one for a housewarming gift. I live in West Chester in the USA.

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  39. I absolutely love the colors of your pillow! I'm from Riverton, Utah, USA.

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  40. Sweet pillows! I’m from North Attleboro, MA lee_gifford@hotmail.com

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  41. Love, love your pillow! Thank you, Susan in Carriere, Mississippi, USA

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  42. I have used a bias tape maker before but I didn't know there was a fusible bias tape maker. Pelzer, SC

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  43. This book is so full of possibilities! I'm from Geneva Illinois USA.

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  44. Hello! I'm in El Cajon, CA In San Diego County

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  45. I live in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky and the home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville Kentucky.

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  46. It would be great to win this book. I could use some something new to motivate me! I live in Morrow, Georgia.

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  47. How fun!! Something a bit new!! I live in Clay Center KS--thanks!

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  48. Thanks for showing us how you did that. I have several of those bias-tape makers and should put them into use! I'm in Clatskanie, OR, a teeny little town.

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  49. I live in Cookeville TN. Would love to have this book. Thank You

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  50. I live in Canterbury CT. Thank you for this giveaway!

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  51. Hi! I live in Driftwood, Texas.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  52. We live in Dallas, Oregon--the little one, not the one in Texas

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  53. Awesome! Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, United States

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  54. Cheerful pillow! Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

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  55. Love the pillows. Outside Charlotte, NC Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  56. Lovely pillows! Hi from San Diego CA.

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  57. Great pillows, I love the bias tape maker! I'm from Wallingford, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) in the USA.

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  58. Gainesville, Florida!
    Super fun pillow!

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  59. Love the pillows ! Salt Lake City Utah

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  60. Milwaukee, Wisconsin Love the pillows, especially the professional touch with the binding.

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  61. At St Louis, MO !!! Cool pillows!!

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  62. Albany NY USA. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

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  63. Loving your projects from Sun City, AZ.

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  64. Super cute pillow! Hi from Seminole, Fl

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  65. Linden, Virginia. Thanks for sharing your project and the giveaway. grinnie1961@gmail.com

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  66. I just learnt how to make my own bias binding too, and now you’ve shown me new ways to use it as well. So cool.
    Elaine Schoof
    Busselton, Australia

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  67. I love the colours you chose for your cushion! I've never tried making bias tape, but it's on my list of things to try someday :)

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  69. Awesome pillow! Hello from Texas, USA

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  70. great pillows -- I love word art. pittsburgh PA

    sharongalli@gmail.com

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  71. Beautiful pillows!! Reno, Nevada

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  72. Love the pillows absolutely amazing!!!
    Brigham City, UTah

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  73. Greetings from Spain!! Love the pillow!

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  74. Greetings from North Vancouver, Canada!

    And thank you Aurifil for the giveaway!

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  75. It looks like the book would help me make some nice gifts. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  76. I love that book ... here in Waldport, Oregon

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  77. Cheyenne, WY by quiltntherapy at yahoo dot com

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  78. What a beautiful pillow! I have never used a bias tape maker, but need to consider one to make text like yours! I am writing from my native Dubuque, Iowa!
    duchick at gmail dot com

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  79. Hi, im from Nottingham UK. Would love to win the book!

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  80. I live in Crozet, Virginia. The Home pillow is adorable!

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  81. I live in Ontario Canada but Inalso have a US address if I was the lucky winner! Love all these projects and already own lots of Sherris patterns.

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  82. That is a cute pillow, nice job! I so enjoy applique and have some of the fusible tape but have never used it. Looks like it is just the thing for those cursive letters.
    I live in Wasilla, AK.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

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  83. These pillows are delightful! I love the idea of using bias tape. I'm from Wisconsin.

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  84. I didn't know there was such a tool - how wonderful! I live in Fort Mill, SC.

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  85. I love the bias tape makers! They are useful tools! I live in Gainesville, Florida but really a Kansa girl!

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  86. Bias tape makers are the best. Saskatchewan, Canada.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I have several bias tape makers. Columbus, Ohio. Cute pillow.

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  88. would love that book; always have trouble finding texts to applique. Scottsdale, AZ

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  89. this looks like a great technique to try.. lovely projects. South Yorkshire, England

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  90. looks like a great book! Apex, North Carolina

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  91. Cute pillow. I am from Oberlin, Ohio, USA
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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