The Best Blogger Crafts: Quilters Bib Necklace Pattern

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This month we’re celebrating our bloggers and their creativity. In January 2014 at CHA, bloggers gathered at our CHA Networking Event to meet companies and to work more with us here FaveCrafts. After getting a bunch of crafty swag from the event, they set out to make projects out of the materials they were given. We’re featuring these projects all month with giveaways so you can make your own versions of their wonderful crafts.

Quilter’s Bib Necklace Pattern

Quilter's Bib Necklace PatternGet creative with your jewelry making when you follow this Quilter’s Bib Necklace Pattern. This project is named after quilters because it uses fabric charms in addition to beads. The layered look of this necklace is even more outstanding when you incorporate decoupage beads. You’ll have to break out your sewing machine to make this vintage fabric bib necklace, but this project goes quickly. Plus, if you don’t mind mixing colors and patterns, this bib necklace DIY is also a great way to clean out your scrap stash.

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You can find this project, as well as many other fabulous blogger projects, in our new eBook, The Best Blogger Craft Ideas 2014: Decoupage, Sewing, Jewelry Making, and More free eBook. Download your own free copy today!




Enter to win today’s prize

Coats and Clark Prize

Today’s prize is a variety of Coats & Clark products. Included in the prize is:

  • Coats and Clark Anniversary Tin
  • 200th Anniversary Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread Collection
  • Fashion Closed Bottom Zipper
  • Susan Bates Plastic Crochet Hook – Size I9
  • Susan Bates Knitting Needles – Size 8
  • Phoomph for Fabric
  • Free Spirit Essentials Fat Quarter
  • Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Baker’s Cotton – Purple
  • Red Heart Gumdrop Yarn – Grape
  • Tote Bag

Be sure to check out these other best blogger craft projects that use Coats & Clark products!

Green and Groovy DIY Wall Art Precious Crocheted Dress and Blanket

 

In order to win today’s prize, all you need to do is:

  1. Like the FaveQuilts Facebook page here, AND
  2. Like the Make It Coats Facebook page here, AND
  3. Leave a comment on this blog post below telling us:

What’s your #1 sewing tip?

todays-winner

Thank you all for participating in yesterday’s giveaway! Congratulations to Nina G. who answered “Always read the entire pattern/process before beginning the project. Double and triple check before cutting! And keep scraps because they make amazing quilts, too! :)” Great tips Nina! Enjoy your prize!

To see the current giveaway, please check our giveaway schedule.

Enter to win our Super Spectacular Grand Prize Giveaway! Filled with more than $500.00 worth of amazing prizes from 15 companies, this is the ultimate way to get crafting this month! The deadline to enter is April 25, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Super Spectacular Grand Prize Giveaway

OFFICIAL RULES FOR DAILY CONTEST

  • There is a maximum of one entry per person. The entry will be based upon a comment left on this blog post. Duplicate comments will be deleted and are not tallied.
  • You must “like” both the FaveQuilts and the Make It Coats Facebook pages to be eligible.
  • Winner will be selected at random from the comments on this blog post below.
  • Winner will be announced here on the blog tomorrow as well as contacted by the email address provided.
  • You have until tonight, April 21st, 2014 at 11:59p EST to leave your comment on this post. Comments posted after that will not be counted.
  • Contest open to anyone 18+ in US and/or Canada.
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Comments

  1. Deb Rowley says

    Slow down and take your time.Seams come out much straighter when you’re paying attention and not “racing” the machine.

  2. Erin brayshaw says

    Always have a good pair of scissors and know how to use your equipment properly!

  3. Estela Mendoza says

    Remember the things your mother taught you, even your grandmother. They were providing us with handmade items and really do know what they were talking about.

  4. Dee Brock says

    Keep your sewing scissors away from your children (and husband)! And don’t lose your sewing machine manual!

  5. Tina Miller-Fritz says

    I do a lot of sewing at night and the best thing I ever did was started using natural light lamps and bulbs. Less eye strain and everything looks much clearer. I quit sewing on darker fabrics at night because it was harder for me to cut and stitch. If you do not want to buy the natural light lamps the reveal bulbs work great too!

  6. JPeggy says

    Always press your seams. It makes them lay right that way often you can see a mistake before you move on to the next step. You do not always have to use an iron. Finger pressing works for nice small seams. Helps them to lay right and gives a nice crisp seam. Your finished item will look as if you really do care about what you are making…

  7. julie veeser says

    If you make a mistake, don’t worry. You can always take it apart and redo it.

  8. Ellie says

    Use good light and don’t sew at the end of the day when you are tired and not paying close attention; carddinal rule that my mum broke once and ended up in the ER: she sew her tumb and the needle broke. I could see just a spot on her nail where the needle broke. She got it easy I know but it still freaked me.

  9. Gloria Byerley says

    Always try to keep an open mind when it comes to other techniques. Trying new things will sometimes improve on your existing projects

  10. Debbie Clements says

    Always
    practice on a piece of what you’re working on before you start your project!

  11. says

    Teaching beginning stitchers have them use the foot peddle barefooted this gives greater control off the sewing machine. I still do this if I need my best control.

  12. Beth B says

    Pin and baste. It may take a little extra time before you actually start to sew, but it is much quicker than ripping out and starting over.

  13. Barb Chopp says

    Always measure twice and cut once, be creative, you don’t always need to follow the rules about material colors and patterns, be crazy, be wild, be you! Make something amazing today and everyday! Oh and by the way a sharp pair of scissors can be your best friend!

  14. gwen betts says

    I love sewing, knitting and crocheting. When you make a mistake, I make it into something else. I end up making a lot of pot holders that I give away at Christmas because what I was originally going to make did not turn out.

  15. Lori Dawn says

    Take care of your machine and buy the best materials you can afford. Cheap thread can ruin a piece.

  16. Kerri Sholtz says

    Your iron is your best friend…keep it clean and it will steam all those seams beautifully.

  17. Debbie Townley says

    Never start a project with out the time free to give it. That was always one of my problems. Not enough free time.

  18. Janet Hurguy says

    Keep your sewing area free from junk…you might end up sewing something that wasn’t meant to be sewn.

  19. Ann Marie Milhorn says

    Well I don’t sew much. I’m a crocheter but I would say as a complete novice would be to take your time and learn from the experienced sewers. They’re a valuable resource

  20. Lynn Didyk says

    I am a crochet/knitter mostly but I am learning to sew. I have my machine and I’m learning. I LOVE making things by hand for my loved ones. <3

  21. Rachel Good says

    Keep your good scissors to yourself, can’t tell you how many times I go to use them only to find them dull or jammed up.

  22. Meg Parish says

    Spend as much time at your ironing board as you do at your sewing machine. Pressing as you go can make the difference between home made and hand made.

  23. jeanne dahlke says

    Have space around your machine and to lay out your project , directions, and supplies.

  24. says

    My tip is the one my uncle taught me for carpentry: Measure twice, write it down, cut once. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ruined something because I cut it too small.

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