Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sew the Library Monthly Link-up: Coming in January!


It seems that I'm not the only one with a shelf of neglected sewing books. Several of you mentioned that you were also hoping to sew through your own libraries in 2015, and a few of you even asked me to start a monthly link-up to keep us all gently accountable. As a result, we're officially launching a Sew the Library Monthly Link-up in January!

From the 20th until the last day of each month, you can link up any project you've made from a sewing book or magazine during that same month. We'll make an exception in January and let you include anything from December too, since I'm hoping you'll get some Christmas goodies that you can use for this! In your post, be sure to mention the book you used and feel free to include a photo or a link to where it can be purchased so that others can easily find it too. The January link-up will be here at Fabric Mutt. In February, we'll be linking up at Martha's blog Weekend Doings, and in March, you'll be linking up with Jodi at Tickle & Hide. I'm so grateful to these sweet, talented friends of mine for giving me the push I needed to get all this started!

We're going to give this a trial run for three months, and if we can get a group sewing along, we'll keep it going through the rest of the year. This is not only a great opportunity to sew through our own libraries, but it's also a great way to get exposure to new books we might have missed along the way. If you have any questions, just send me an email at hjstaples@gmail.com or leave a comment below. I'm pretty excited to get started!

15 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea!! I have so many crafty books and need to start actually using them.

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  2. Sounds fun, can we use your image?

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  3. This is a superb idea, it will certainly encourage me to browse all those books again, it will also be a great place to share tips and tricks from the books, I know there are some patterns I've used that I've adapted or bits I've found tricky that might be useful to share.

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  4. I love your 'Sew the Library' header! I'm not going to formally commit, but will sew along when I can. Though I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else creates as well as being introduced to new books and blogs!

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  5. yay, what a fantastic idea. I have a crazy large collection of sewing/ quilting book that feel quite neglected.

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  6. If I understand this correctly, all we need to do is make something from a book or magazine that we already own? Does it need to be a finished item? Or can it merely be a block each month? Sounds like a great idea. I think I would like to play/sew along.

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  7. I'm so excited to get started! It is going to be super fun:)

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  8. I like the idea! I have been using my stash these last 3yrs and have completed a few quilts! Looking forward to 2015!!

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  9. So glad you're doing this! Now I won't feel so guilty about collecting all those books.

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  10. Great, I love doing quilt alongs and have a big library of books just waiting for me to open them up and sew. Thanks!

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  11. Excellent idea. Some books I return to time-and-time again and others I keep meaning to use.

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  12. What a great idea. I'm looking forward to joining in!

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  13. Love this idea. Can we use our Instagram account if we do not have a blog set up?

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