Friday, August 31, 2012

And the winner is....

To celebrate the revitalization of my ETSY shop, I had a giveaway last week to celebrate.  My designer car trash bags was offered as the prize.  The winner is Tango Treasures!  Congratulations Laurie from Tango Treasures!  



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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giveaway ~ My Designer Car Trash Bag

Designer Car Trash Bag Giveaway!!


To celebrate the revitalization of my Etsy Shop "GreenGoose", I am having a giveaway of my designer car trash bag.  It is hot pink and has black trim, fancy and fun.  



This bag easily hangs over the center great shift.  This bag is made of faux animal print polyester and is unlined.  It has a Pellon stabilizer inside to give it body and it allows you to place a plastic bag over it for your trash.  The shape is round but over time it will mold to how you use the bag.  It measures 13" tall x 10" wide.    Any recycled plastic bag will fit.  I use a doggie poop bag or my leftover grocery store veggie bags.


Each person has 5 chances to win this bag: 


HURRY, GIVEAWAY ends Wednesday Aug 29, 2012
(using the random generator I will pick a winner)

 #1 -  Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment letting me know you became a follower or you already are a follower.  

#2 -  Blog about the giveaway and leave me a comment with a link to your post.

#3 -  Pin a picture of the bag giveaway on Pinterest and then comment you pinned it.

#4 -  Add my Etsy shop to your favorites in YOUR Etsy account and then comment you did.

#5 -  Google + (share it with your circles) see button to the right, leave me a comment that you did.

Each comment gives you a chance to win, 5 comments = 5 chances to win!  


If anyone wants to buy one of my bags, head over to my Etsy Shop and buy one of your own.  If you don't see something you like, you can special order one in a color or theme you prefer!  Thanks for your support!  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tutorial for repairing a QUILT

Tutorial: REPAIRING A QUILT


Wedding Ring Quilt

This is an old wedding ring quilt that is in need of repair!
Many areas are fraying and thread bare.

As you can see above, some peices were gone.

And below is the finished product!

So, how is it done?  
I started by gently taking out the piece, one stitch at a time. 

An old quilt top never quilted,
an excellent source of fabric!

Next, I cut a piece of feedsack fabric from an old quilt top I purchased from ebay. 

Start by cutting a raw shape, not exact by any means.  Here I am slipping the fabric under where you can and begin pinning with applique pins. 


You can see in this picture how I tucked under the piece where the original block was tucked under and I folded the block where it goes on top of the other pieces. 


Using quilting thread, I hand appliqued the piece into place.  Doing this makes some of the hand quilting come out.  In this case, I secured the old quilting thread by knotting them and attaching my new thread to the ends, then re-quilting the new piece into place. 

Another example of fraying

Sharp pointed scissors is the key to picking apart the pieces!

After removing the worn piece

new piece pinned into place -
place under edges of folded pieces
 and fold on top where you can't get it under.


After stitching and after the repair is finished,
this is what it should look like. 
Here you can see how the piece was simply
appiqued on the edges. 

The  back shows extra sewing, the I decided that is the price you pay for having to repair.  If it was a light colored backing, it would be less visible but of course this one is brown.  Oh well, this quilt will be able to used for many more years.  



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