Monday, March 2, 2015

Special Step 28: Trimming















Did you save the trimmed edge patchwork pieces? I sincerely hope you did! As the quilting stitches are quiet large, it was not really difficult to take off the stitches. All the sewn scraps are half triangle unfinished, in order to turn it into squarish. I roughly cut the linen piece into rectangle pieces then sew the imperfect half triangle pieces with linen then trim and repeat! I had just enough linen for the scrappy patchwork sewing and enough to make two patchwork pieces! Right away, I know a small coin pouch would be great!  After the straight quilting lines the pieces are just perfect for a 6" zipper.

The texture is such contrast between Liberty Tana Lawn and Linen. The natural linen and Liberty colors are echo each other so well... ! Oh.. I could go on and on about this topic! So, let me stop right here!

I know, I never host any giveaways! This is probably the third or fourth giveaway after 5 years blogging!  This little giveaway idea just pop in my mind when I finished sewing the pouch. Please leave a comment if you love this zippered pouch and would love a chance to receive this zipper pouch! You don't need to write a lot! Simply a Hi or hello works! The giveaway opens to everyone as long as the USPS ships out to your continent. Comment will close on March 7th, 8p.m. central time!


{Thank you so much} for comments! I really appreciate your time to write as I am a horrible writer as you know! It is always SO nice to hear from you! 

**All the Liberty Tana Lawn is sponsored by {Westwood Acres Liberty Club}

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Thank you for all your comments.
The Lucky receiver is

I love the pouch and have always admired your sewing with tiny bits of fabric, giving them new life where they might otherwise have been lost to the trash bin. Your tutorial yesterday was fabulous, and I wondered where you were going when you said "save the trimmings!" You are such an inspiration to me, Chase!

xxc

96 comments:

  1. I love your little pouch! I have been making some snowball blocks and so I have a lot of little triangles ready to be made (already lined up and everything) into half square triangles. It's been fun to have the tiny trimmings. Have a wonderful day! You always brighten mine (even if I'm not good at telling you) when you post.

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  2. Love the pouch! So cute and adorable. The tiny details make all the difference. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with the world :-)

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  3. I love the pouch too. I don't think I'd have the patience to use such tiny pieces but then the small scale of the Liberty patterns still work at this size. Fingers crossed for the giveaway!

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  4. I love everything about this pouch--the linen, the Liberty, the lining, the zipper. It's perfect!

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  5. I love the pouch and have always admired your sewing with tiny bits of fabric, giving them new life where they might otherwise have been lost to the trash bin. Your tutorial yesterday was fabulous, and I wondered where you were going when you said "save the trimmings!" You are such an inspiration to me, Chase!

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  6. Wow! I am still cutting the pieces for the journal cover...I love it so much. It will probably end up being a winter project (next winter) lol. and you have a new post up!!! I love the coin pouch...the linen and liberty fabric counter each other nicely...just beautiful. Hi! lol

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  7. I love the pouch, just as I love all your work. I marvel at your talent every time I read your posts.
    Carolyn

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  8. Whatever you make, you always make it look so easy! This pouch is adorable! And you always make it look so easy. Now I need to go find me some Liberty. :)

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  9. You have been given sooo much inspiration for years, and this pouch is as lovely as everything you makes. I hope it will find its way to Norway......

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  10. I do love your pouch .. I am so terrible with scraps .. is getting too much, sometime I don't know what I must to do with that, your idea is brilliant .. making something cute, for giveaway .. I should make more of this , it must be lovely to make giveaway for teachers or coach ..

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  11. Hi Chase! You are so good about utilizing every piece of fabric - also about using up scraps right away! I'm so horrible - I totally just throw everything into a bin and it takes forever to get around to it! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Your work is always so lovely! Also - thanks for the chance to win this lovely pouch! What a wonderful giveaway! =) Aloha!

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  12. Cute, cute, cute! Your quilting is always beautiful and inspiring!

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  13. Cute, cute, cute! Your quilting is always beautiful and inspiring!

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  14. You are such a great mind, just use those tiny scraps...

    Thanks for this giveaway.

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  15. Love all your posts, and enjoy reading your words!

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  16. Oh, I love it! Linen and vintage-y florals go so well together, and you're speaking to my heart to save every itty bitty scrap.

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  17. Chase, your work with small bits amazes me and I love all the hand quilting. You are a master.

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  18. Everything you make is beautiful!

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  19. Chase, thank you for hosting this give away. How nice that it is a little zip pouch. Delightful. Keep sewing, your things are lovely. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

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  20. I love, love this little pouch!

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  21. Hello! Hi!

    I can't just leave it at that, haha! I was tempted to, but I have to say how cute the pouch is because it is! Very cute, great use of scraps - I save all of mine but I think if I had Liberty scraps they would be in a little lock box, heh. I love the linen with the Liberty. It is very nice of you to share. Thanks!

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  22. beautiful pouch, I love how you used the scraps from your tutorial, what a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations on your blogversary!

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  23. Chase, I love the pouch AND your blog, which always makes me smile. Your beautiful pictures and bright projects continue to inspire! Blog on!

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  24. I'd love to win, and I always find your writing very charming and sincere. Not the slightest bit horrible. :-)

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  25. I will start to save them :) Great inspiration :) J.

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  26. Hello Chase,
    I enjoy reading your blog and getting a glimpse into your life; there is a simple, calm feel to it. Everything you produce looks like you put such care and love into the final product. Thank you for the chance to own a piece of your work.
    Tina
    ttr3@earthlink.net

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  27. Wow once again you've inspired me! I've got a lot of tiny Liberty scraps and your little pouch is a wonderful idea. I would love to win the little pouch then I would have a go to make one for my sis. Keep the ideas coming I think you're amazing.

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  28. Very sweet. I'd love to have it because even though I have a bunch of zippers and fabric, I never get around to making any pouches! :/

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  29. So sWeet. I save the bits and pieces too! Thank you for a chance

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  30. You truly are my inspiration! I started using the little left overs and i have had so much fun! Thank you for all your teaching!

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  31. Oh, Wow! I would love to have the pouch you made. Handmade is the best! Thanks for the chance.

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  32. I love Everything you make! Your coin purse is adorable. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  33. It would be an honor to win your cute pouch! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  34. Hi Chase! Your pouch is delightful! I love the contrast of the Liberty and the linen, all the delicate patchwork, and the metal zipper. I enjoyed looking at your other beautiful creations on Flickr too. Thanks for sharing your work! I follow you on Bloglovin.

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  35. Hi Chase! Mom gave me her fabric scraps from the 1970s, leftovers from clothes she made. I can't wait to make something with them....your scrappy projects will be my inspiration!

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  36. What a sweet little labor of love. If it comes my way (?) I promise to treat it kindly.

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  37. I just love pouches with zippers. I make quite a few myself, but just from scraps I have on hand. I've always wanted to use linen. Yours just looks so sweet and fine and I would love to have a chance to win it. Thanks so much for offering. It's beautiful and whoever wins is a very lucky person indeed :) :)

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  38. This little pouch is so adorable! I love making them too..it's so addictive, you make one and just have to keep going. I made some for my daughter and also my grandchildren.

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  39. I love zipper pouches and carry them in all different sizes! Yours is so darling!

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  40. I love your little zippy pouch. It's so sweet. I love the fabric you used for lining too.

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  41. I love your pouch and I love the idea of using the trimmed edge patchwork pieces to make a new and pretty thing. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  42. This is a great little pouch. You have inspired me to save more of what i usually toss.

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  43. Incredible little pouch. Thanks for the giveaway. Camille@focus20.com

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  44. Love this little pouch. What a lovely giveaway

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  45. Your pouch is adorable! I have some Liberty Tana Lawn that I have not yet used. Someone mentioned that I should use a special needle in my machine before sewing with it. Is this true?

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  46. Love the zipper -- love the fabrics -- it's adorable! I would love to win!

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  47. Oh, goodness...I LOVE your little pouch! Sure I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

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  48. I, too, love your posts and all the lovely pieces you make and share with us! Keep up the great work.

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  49. Your work is always such a delight to see and thanks for sharing your passion. I adore small piece work and of course patchwork, so appreciate the chance at winning your sweet pouch.

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  50. this is just adorable (as is everything you make :-)). I would never have thought of saving those scraps, but what a brilliant idea! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  51. Hello from the snowy Missouri Ozarks, I would love to own your little pouch. I promise I will take good care of it, Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@ceturytel.net

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  52. Very cute pouch! Would love to have it. I haven't tried making any of these yet!

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  53. Really cute! I love little projects like this.

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  54. Love the little pouch. Hard for me to work with such small pieces because of arthritic hands. Also, love the zippers. Where do you purchase them?

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  55. Beautiful zipper pouch, I love the zipper you used.

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  56. Thank you for your giveaway! That lovely little pouch would come in handy for so many things!!

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  57. The little pouch is too cute, I would love to be able to carry it!

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  58. that is such a sweet pouch! I love being able to use everything up as well :)

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  59. I love how you combine those fabrics with linen, even the smallest pieces. This pouch is adorable and could live in my hand bag very well!

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  60. I love how you combine those fabrics with linen, even the smallest pieces. This pouch is adorable and could live in my hand bag very well!

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  61. I love how you combine those fabrics with linen, even the smallest pieces. This pouch is adorable and could live in my hand bag very well!

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  62. So cute!! Definitely inspiring me with how to use the bits and pieces of fabric I refuse to get rid of! :)

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  63. Super cute pouch! Now I need to start digging through my little scraps pile and try one too.

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  64. i love that you make use of tiny little bits that no one else would think to use. such lovely things. i read you thru email so im sorry to say i usually am bad and dont make the effort to comment. :o(

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  65. I had never considered saving the really small bits. I am going to be a lot more cautious about the pieces I let go and really think about how to use them. Thanks for the insight.

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  66. I loved your idea of making this pouch. I would love to win this. merryorganic at gmail dot com

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  67. I love all your stuff and style..... This is no different, right inline with your creative talent. I love/appreciate your eye for the small details... I'd love this little zipper pouch, and if I wasn't to receive it, I think I'd have to make something like it, as I have some seamingly small Liberty scraps....

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  68. A gorgeous pouch and I really like the antique looking zip. So pretty. I'm also REALLY waiting to see what you are going to do with some blue squares you gave a sneak peak of a few weeks ago - I have some blue squares left over from another project and since I know you will do something wonderful with yours, I am waiting to see what it is! thanks Chase, Melanie (melanie99@gmail.com)

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  69. What a beautiful pouch. I love your combination of Liberty and linen. Off to visit the rest of your blog...

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  70. What a great use of your 'crumbs" as Bonnie Hunter likes to call them. And you did a wonderful job on your little pouch...and you're giving it away? How generous of you. Thanks for the chance.

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  71. Oh my goodness! I was excited to think about making this zipper pouch and then you said "give away" - I love your postings - thanks for sharing.

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  72. I also love everything you make. It is so delicate and I always love your color choices. I like the detail of the zipper pull. Liberty and linen! What could be better?

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  73. I love this, would love a chance to win!

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  74. Love your little pouches and tutorials, thanks for the chance to win one.

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  75. The pouch is adorable. I love the linen fabric!

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  76. Love your blog and your projects are always inspiring! Thanks for the chance to have a lovely keepsake. carol at artlessfabrications dot com

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  77. I love that lil pouch! so many beautiful details!
    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  78. I love linen, and I love Liberty fabrics, and I love zipper pouches. Fingers crossed! :)

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  79. Ohh..., I'm far away but I would really love that wonderful pouch... I just came by your blog for the very first time and by chance! Myself I am rather new to patchwork but I'm eager to learn, and your designs are so inspiring, their very mood..., many of them just what I would like to do myself... Thank you for sharing them! (:

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  80. Hi! Thank you for the giveaway, the pouch is beautiful! sarah@forrussia.org

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  81. Your pouch is the best! I'd love a chance to win. Thanks.

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  82. What a lovely little pouch. Great for change and lipsticks.

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  83. I would love this pouch!! You have a special touch for details... Thanks for inspiring!!!

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  84. I love the pouch ! Please enter me into the drawing. Thanks! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  85. Hiya Chase!!! Love that little pouch, so adorable. Found your blog through the Give Me Liberty blog hop. Just signed up to follow by email. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!! Pam
    pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

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  86. I really love the bright prints on the linen - such a contrast and very very pretty. I hope I will be lucky enough to win it.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  87. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely pouch. Your work is very inspiring!

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  88. Beautiful! The ball pull tap on the zipper completes it. Question: do you prewash your linen and Liberty prints? I'm curious how they shrink comparatively.

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  89. Hi...I love your work! I have one of your pouches and love it. This would be a great pouch to add to my collection.
    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  90. Hello!! Oh my gosh WOULD I Loooooove to win this Awesome zipper pouch!!!? ABSOLUTELY!!! lol It is Super!! Would be most honored to win something you have made! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  91. Thanks for the fun giveaway Chase!

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