Monday, 7 October 2013

Zakka Sew Along - Prettified Pincushion

It's the final stop on the Zakka Sew Along, did you enjoy it?

Being last in line means there isn't much more left for me to say about Ayumi's beautiful book that hasn't already been said before. I truly love it! The projects are as cute as can be which is to be expected from Ayumi. And the instructions are so nicely written, it really makes me feel like she's right there with me. If you have not got yourself a copy yet you really should!

I had the pleasure of sewing the prettified pincushion. A perfectly fun little project just right for when you need a quick sewing fix. I love small sewing projects for the instant gratification of going from start to finish in just a few hours.

Prettified Pincushion


The pincushion is great for showcasing a few of your treasured scraps. It has just the right amount of challenge to it in trying to make those corners nice and neat and matching up the small paper pieced patchwork top which makes it a lot of fun to sew.

So last chances to win some great prizes from the sew along sponsors: Aurifil, Form & Fabric, Pellon and Pink Chalk Fabrics.

give away prizes


Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of four prizes.
  • First winner will win a small fabric bundle and stickers from Form & Fabric and an Aurifil thread sample pack.
  • Three more lucky winners will win an Aurifil sample pack.
These prizes are available for EU entries only.


  • If you are located in the US you can leave a comment on this post to win a charm pack offered by Pellon.


To enter please leave a comment on this post. Make sure there is a way for me to contact you should you win.
The winners will be drawn randomly and announced Monday 21st of October 2013.

But that's not all

Please head on over to A Quilter's Table to link up your finished projects. You'll have a chance to win a $25 fabric bundle from Form & Fabric and a $20 Gift certificate from Pink Chalk fabrics!

I hope you enjoyed the sew along!

With the new Flickr format I'm finding it a lot more difficult to keep up with these kind of group activities I feel like I missed quite a few projects because I just couldn't be bothered to try and navigate my way through the 'black hole'. It used to be so simple, why did they have to change it.
Thankfully there's Instagram and Pinterest or else I'd be lost!

x Leila






32 comments:

  1. Just lovely...its on my list to accomplish today!

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  2. Oh it's lovely.......think I might just have to make one myself today :)

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  3. Hello from Minnesota! Your pincushion is really lovely.

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  4. so pretty - hoping I can get mine made this week :-) (I have a UK address!)

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  5. I have so enjoyed seeing all of the projects made from this book! I just purchased it early this fall and then found your blogs showing versions of all the projects. It's very inspiring! I was planning to start with the pincushion. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. Great job! Love it!
    Thanks for the chance! (US address)
    *Jessica
    juceyj03@gmail.com

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  7. That is certainly a pretty pincushion. Great post!

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  8. Your pincushion is the cutest! I absolutely love all the projects in this book too! Hopefully, mine will be as cute too!

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  9. You picked the perfect fabrics to showcase on your pretty little pin cushion :)

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  10. very pretty pincushion. I really love the little bits of color. I live in the US
    Thanks for the give a way.

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  11. Love the pretty pincusin, think i have to make one :-O

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  12. It's really rare in quilters world to have great giveaway for EU entries only. So great to be EU citizen:)))

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  13. Gorgeous - I love your pincushion!

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  14. I love your pincushion! I can't wait to make one just like it. Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  15. I love your pincushion - it's so cute. I'm in the US and would love a charm pack. Thanks

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  16. Darling version! Those fabrics are just perfect for a sweet pincushion. Thanks for inspiring us!

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  17. I love this! I got the book a while ago but everything looks so lovely I can't decide what to make first. Although I'm liking the look of this pin cushion!

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  18. I hear you on the flickr fiasco :(
    Love your pin cushion - I think I need to make one; maybe even this week as I seem to have a serious case 'start-itis' right now, I think its the impending cold weather!

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  19. Your pincushion is lovely. I use aurifil for piecing and would love more colours in my stash. I completely agree - Flickr is not as useable as it was since the 'improvements', so I use it much less, such a shame!

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  20. I really like your pincushion, especially the fabrics you chose:) Thanks for inspiring me to go make one- I actually bought the book about halfway through the sew along:)

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  21. Lovely pincushion and final project from the book which is on my Christmas list. I have been following all the projects and reading all the blogs and can't wait to get started. In fact I made the embroidery pouch because it was so beautiful (without the book). jennylarking@gmail.com

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  22. What a cute little pincushion. I think this book might have to go on my Christmas list. (UK)

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  23. I need to make me a new cushion... :D just love this one..

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  24. I just received my Patchwork Please book and it's great! Currently, I have been on a pincushion kick, live this one too.
    Thanks for the chance to win.....
    nettiecrain@live.com

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  25. Love your very pretty version of this pincushion !

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  26. Lovely pincushion. Still on my list to make one. lia.vandenbrand@live.nl

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  27. Next week I will be making pincushions... They have been on my wishlist for so long,
    Yours is gorgeous!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  28. This has been a great blog tour! Thanks for the give away!

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  29. Isn't your pincushion just so sweet! Love it. This was a fun project. And so quick.

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  30. Your pincushion is delightful! I love the way you used the chocolate fabric and the spool of thread fabric. I have some treasured scraps too, and this would be a perfect project. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. Love your wee pincushion, great wee fussy cuts for the corners :o) Thanks for the chance to win!

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