Stretch Yourself Week 1 Review + Fabrics A to Z Book Giveaway

This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.

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Whew! What a fun series this has been! It has been really amazing to see how what started as an off-hand idea (thrown out on a drive home from fabric shopping with Miriam over 6 months ago) grew and changed and became so full! I learned so much preparing for this series, and have loved hearing about how so many of you have been inspired to stretch yourself and try something new with the things you’ve seen. I’ve also been inspired to push myself further and continue learning and growing, both in sewing with knits, and in living my life.

Week 1 of the Stretch Yourself Series  was all about developing the basic skills that one needs to get started sewing with knits. It was meant to be a resource guide that you can come back to and refer to again and again. From identifying and cutting the fabric, to basic drafting, construction and finishing, the tutorials are stuffed full of details and information to help you be successful. We can’t wait to hear about your successes!

We’re so excited to offer a giveaway today for another fantastic resource guide. Fabrics A to Z by Dana Willard of Made is a truly thorough and wonderful encyclopedia to fabrics. I bought one last year and use it all the time to identify or remember sewing and washing instructions for a specific material. I definitely read through her section on knit fabrics in preparation for my post about knit fabric and selection.  For a chance to win Fabrics A to Z, simply leave a comment below by January 25! 

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67 Comments

  1. Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I would love have this book in my library. I’ve really enjoyed your serger series.

  2. Kristie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    I have wanted this book for a long time. It seems like such a great reference. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. I was just thinking about picking up this book a few days ago!

  4. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    For a novice sewer like me, this would be a great book! I always worry that I am going to miss something important that other sewers, who have taken classes and been professionally trained, know. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I want this book for a long time now…it’s amazing! And I love the Strech yourself week…so much i didn’t knew about knit!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway {maybe I win this time…joined so many…but never won :D }

    Love, Lorelei

    from

    macaronmaedchen.blogspot.de

  6. Sarah
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I have been eyeing this book for so long! It looks like such a great reference, sure hope I win! :)

  7. Julie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    What a great looking resource. I’d love to win!

  8. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I would love to add this book to my library. love your blog

  9. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Wow, this book looks amazing! What a great thing to have as a reference book. Thank you for sharing so much with us and giving us opportunities to win them as well.

  10. fenna
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’d love a chance to win this book :)

  11. Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    This book looks fantastic! I would love to have an opportunity to read it. It will get me one step closer to dusting off the ol’ sewing machine.

  12. Allison
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    this book looks lovely!

  13. --anu
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I am a long time follower of Dana’s blog, would be exciting to win her book!

  14. LUCY L
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    This looks like a really fun and full of things I need to learn about fabrics. I’d love to have this!!

  15. Posted January 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    This series has been great! I’d love to win Dana’s book.

  16. Julie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks!

  17. Eva
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Thans or this giveaway! A sewing book is a great present!

  18. Janelle
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    I have wanted this book for a long time. Thanks for the give away! I love Dana, she’s brilliant.

  19. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    I read Dana’s blog too and am pretty impressed with her new book. I’d love a copy!

  20. Deb H.
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh, how I would love to win this book..I want to start sewing more with knits.

  21. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    I have wanted this book for a long time….btw Miranda- I just found your site. Way to go girl! You are amazing and incredible. Wonder woman and domestic goddess. I am impressed. Now…choose me for the give away;)

  22. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    I have heard such great things about this book!

  23. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I sort of collect books.

  24. melanie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I REALLY hope I win this, i’ve been wanting this book for a long time :)
    Thanks for the chance :)

  25. Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I have been wanting this book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  26. Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    I’ve wanted this book for so long! Love Dana, she’s such an inspiration.

  27. Posted January 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    What a great resource! Thanks for the giveaway, but really, really thank you for this series!

  28. Emilia
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    This book looks fabulous, just like this series. Thanks bunches!

  29. Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I just found your blog and am excited to read your stretch yourself series — I’ve just started venturing into the world of knits and could use all the help I can get!!

  30. Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    That looks like an awesome book, count me in for the giveaway! Thanks for hosting this series, it’s been rad!

  31. MelissaT
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I would love to read this book. I’m a self-taught seamstress, so every little bit helps!

  32. kelly
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I’d love the chance to win this book-thank you!

  33. Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I’ve so enjoyed this series!!! And I’d love to win a copy of the book!! It’s been on my wishlist for some time! :)

  34. kristen shields
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book! I saw a copy at my local fabric store as reference and I fell in love!

  35. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    i could really use this book! thanks for a great series and a the giveaway :)

  36. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win the book!

  37. Teresa
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    This would be a great resource to have. Thanks for this wonderful series.

  38. Denise
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    A new book would be AWESOME!! Thank you!

  39. Lizzy
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    I really would like to have that book!!

  40. Deana
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I love reading MADE. This book sounds great!

  41. Posted January 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Washing machine instructions! Incredible! Adding this to my wish list!

  42. Posted January 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    This would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  43. Meg
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this book. Thanks for the wonderful series.

  44. Posted January 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I would LOVE to win this book. I have loved this series and really want to get back into sewing.

  45. Lia Z.
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win that book!!!

  46. Posted January 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    This book would be fantastic to have on hand! Oh my goodness. These giveaway’s are great!

  47. Lorna
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a great book!

  48. Tina
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I have enjoyed greatly reading your blog on sewing with knits and have learned so much from your posts. I would love to have this book to add to my sewing books. I teach sewing to students and a resource like this would be so beneficial.

  49. Christi Pobst
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    I would love this book! Super helpful! Thanks for this fun series!

  50. Kaydee
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    I would LOVE to win this book!

  51. JackieN
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I love Dana’s blog, I would love a copy of her book as well.

  52. Talia
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    I’m still yet to try sewing with knits. Winning this book would be fantastic!

  53. Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Ooh this book looks great! Thanks a lot for all the hard work and wealth of knowledge you have shared with us!

  54. Elena
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Great series! I’d lllove that book!

  55. Michelle
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks great!

  56. Posted January 21, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    I would love this book! What a great resource.

  57. Posted January 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    There is obviously so much I don’t know about fabric – this book would be great!

  58. Posted January 21, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Your info has been a tremendous help and very inspiring. The book would also be a great resource!

  59. Lita
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Hi Miranda :)
    I found your awesome blog these days and i am very happy. Thank you especially for the precious info about sewing knits. It looks like a piece of cake, but it isn’t.
    I would be very happy if I win this awesome book :)

  60. rachele
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    I would love this book!

  61. Heather
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    This looks great!

  62. Posted January 23, 2013 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I would LOVE to win a copy of Dana’s book–it’s been on my must have list for a while now!

  63. heather
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    oh, that would be a lovely reference for a newbie sewer such as myself.

  64. Posted January 24, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I have been wanting this for awhile, but did a little cut back in spending after the holidays, so it would be nice to win it instead!

  65. Elizabeth
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I took a look at this book on amazon from your suggestion and it looks awesome!

  66. Posted January 25, 2013 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    I would love this book! It would be a huge help!

  67. Cirretha
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    As a beginner at sewing, a book like that would be a great tool to use; especially since there’s not always a person there to help with different projects that are being worked on. Sometimes I get clueless on what is the best fabric to use on what and after the project is done; I’m like “Oh great, I should have picked a different type of fabric. So I would be very grateful to win this book. :-)

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