29 August, 2013

Thank Goodness it's FINISHED Friday Giveaway


Today I'm really proud and privileged to be hosting Thank Goodness it's finished Friday or TGIFF for short, I have to say I substitute another word for Goodness most of the time, I'm also really lucky to be able to offer you a fab giveaway sponsored by Sara@SewSweetness

When I signed up to host months ago, I thought oh yeah I'll have a quilt to show but as it happens, it's not a quilt but a BAG !!!! (not surprising when Sara is offering a giveaway eh)

Since April, I've caught the bag making bug and especially Sara's patterns, her patterns are so well laid out with really great explanations and photo's.(as a rather famous blogger katy@imagingermonkey said, if Pippa can make one, anyone can PFFFF)

I've made two Aeroplane bags and a Soda Pop





For my Friday Finish, I'm revealing my finished Camp Stitchalot bag
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I'd seen some of them at Fat Quarterly Retreat and when I got home, my little zippy bags had arrived. I cheated a bit, I bought a pack of 5 size A3 Tuff bags from Ebay (came from a seller in Hong Kong) as they'd already got the zips in, I did put the bias binding on the sides of the bags but it definitely saved me time and stress.
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Three Plastic pockets and two folder style pockets on the inside
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I love the front pocket, it's big enough for a tablet/ipad, the pockets on the back tighten with different levels of magnetic snaps,



I packed in 2 finished tablerunners,EPP project, 2 magazines, rulers, cutting mat, scissors, rotary cutter, pins, needles, thread, notebook, pens and still had plenty of room and the bag felt sturdy and the closures secure.
I didn't use all the interfacing that Sara often uses because it's difficult to get here.  I used IKEA triangle fabric, some yummy rain for the pockets, normal batting, some cheap interfacing and a piece of flexi plastic inside to give it some strength.  It's one of the cheaper and probably easier bags I've made but I struggle with topstitching so don't look too close.

Now, if you've managed to not fall asleep, please link up below any finishes and I'll choose a winner for some of Sara's patterns on Tuesday evening,
EDITED :- PLEASE NOTE ITS ONLY THOSE LINKING UP A FINISH WHO WILL BE IN THE DRAW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
 if your not lucky enough to win, please go and check out her store sewsweetnesspatterns or maybe her book (it's on my Christmas list)
Have a great Weekend and thanks for popping by 






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26 comments:

  1. Fabulous, Pippa! Love those fabrics, especially that subway one. Where did you find that treasure? I really must try one of her bags! Thanks for hosting and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for letting me host, I bought the subway from Fabric Shack, it's the London tube map so really appropriate for me to take the bag to London:)

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  2. I've been meaning to try one of her patterns. I especially love your top Aeroplane bag. The fabrics are lovely! :)

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    1. Thanks I'm not great at choosing fabrics lol

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  3. some great bags here, I too am waiting to see Sara`s book. Read on another blog about a lady who stiffens her bag bottoms with table mats she buys from then pound shop, I am going to try one as the ones I have made do not keep the shape when I fill them with goodies.

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    1. I used really thick felt in my aeroplanes, its like 7mm thick was fab

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  4. Wow....those bags are fabulous. I love your Camp Stitch A lot bag and could certainly do with a bag large enough to fit my stitching in for class. Looks like a fab pattern. Many thanks for the chance to win and thank you hosting the linky! Have a great weekend Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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    1. thanks for linking up your fab cushion

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  5. I made 2 bags as pattern tester and I have to say she is one the sweetest bloggers out there. You can exclude me from the giveaway though. I still have some waiting to be made :-)

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    1. lol, I've got lapin noir and the wallet on my list next

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  6. Love your bags, the triangle fabric from IKEA is fab, I must have a look for that next time I am there.

    Great giveaway too.

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  7. Fabulous bags I have finished some crazy patchwork and have linked it with yours I hope it is ok. My computer kept crashing so fingers crossed it worked. Have a lovely weekend Hop festival this weekend here, good weather too.

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  8. I love your bags!! Will have to check out these patterns ! :)

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  9. The bag looks great and I like the triangle fabric!

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  10. Your bags look lovely! Wonderful fabrics and great idea to use the ebay bags :)

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  11. I'll have to try one of her patterns as they're so easy! I love that airplane bag!
    The other bag lloks super too (with theiPad case)

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  12. the bags are wonderful - and if (as written) they are easy enough for you! then perhaps I can give them a try! thank you for this giveaway, and thank you to Pippa's Quilts for the heads up on her blog :)

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  13. Wow Pippa - you have made some really yummy bags!!! So glad I finished something too link up!!! Thanks for hosting my dear :)

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  14. Beautiful Bags! Than you for hosting and a chance to win!

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  15. Hey, that's a really neat bag with the zips in it like that. I'm intrigued by the soda pop one too!

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  16. because I can't answer your comment via e-mail I thought I woudl leave the answre here ...
    aye it's always worth to go through back issues - most quilt patterns have already been issued. I feel like we get to see the same things again and again and again, just with new fabric lines, or in solids, or in wonky ...
    I sometimes wonder how people get a copyrigth on patterns, that have been out there for generations and are a traditional thing. It would be like getting a copyright on folk songs, just because you printed it with red music notation ...

    Ahh but no complaining - so yes be sure to go have a look at old issues again.

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    1. feel free to email me pippa@pippaspatch.com and yes I found some patterns last night that have been made popular lately and were just oldies *remade* in different size, I do agree with you.

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  17. Your bag looks great! I was away at quilt retreat and only just catching up on the week - so sorry I missed it! :)

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