Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ugly Christmas Sweater Block Sew-a-long

Good evening everyone!

I know it's a bit late to get this Ugly Christmas Sweater sew along started - but it has to start today...I just can't wait anymore. Getting home from market and quilt market prep is causing a bit of chaos in my brain. I didn't have time to get the post all ready before I left and slept all the way home. But the wait is over.
Ready for all the details?
I want to make myself a Christmas quilt. I decided I wanted to make a slew of "Ugly Christmas Sweaters" after I designed this pattern last year, but haven't had the time to get started. I figured with the help of many good friends, and the accountability of everyone watching, I just might get it done. If you want to sew along with me, I would love that. Each of the designers will post a picture of their block on Instagram on their allotted day as I'll be posting mine too. You don't have to make an entire quilt, and it doesn't have to be Christmasy, I just hope you'll have fun.

There will be a weekly prize - a gift certificate to a different online fabric shop each week. Each day you post a picture of your sweater, you are entering for a chance to win the prize of the week. These are the awesome online shops:
Weekly Ugly Sweater Block Sponsors



At the very end of the sew along...there will also be a grand "present" generously provided by the many designers listed in the red present box below. Gifts may include physical items or digital downloads which means happy mail for days and days!

Each time you post a picture of your sweater, you are entering for a chance to win the prize of the week or the grand present at the end. The more times you post a picture of your sweaters on Instagram (tagging me, the designer of the day and the online fabric sponsor of the week) while also using the hashtags #uglysweaterblock and #kidgiddy, the more chances you have of winning. Winners will be chosen at random and chances of winning will depend on the total number of entries each week and at the end. ((No purchase necessary - for your chance to win without sewing, you can repost my sweater pic each day, tagging and giving credit accordingly))
UglySweaterBlocks sewn by @LiasHandmades on Instagram
If you don't already have the "Christmas Sweater" pattern - you can purchase it in my Kid Giddy Craftsy shop, or my Kid Giddy Etsy shop (please purchase from Etsy if you are international for VAT purposes). If there is anything I've missed, I will edit this post. My brain is still market mush - so my apologies in advance.

Thank you so much for joining in on the fun. I can't wait to see all of your #uglysweaterblock pics! If you have any questions - please let me know.



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Disclaimer: I received some fabric over the years and recently from various manufacturers as noted. Some fabrics are also my own. Opinions are my own, and there are no affiliate links. Thank you.

3 comments :

Grandma said... [Reply]

I hope to be able to keep with making the ugly sweaters. The holidays will make it a challenge

Rosa said... [Reply]

love them-Happy sewing!

Quilting Jeannie said... [Reply]

Those are hysterical! What a hoot of a quilt those blocks will make!

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