Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sweetpea Pod Kit Giveaway with Stash Addict Quilts

In early January, I became temporary enemies with one of my very nice sponsors, Stash Addict Quilts.  You see, they are Seattle Seahawks fans.  I am a Minnesota Vikings fan.  On December 30, I saw this cute Sweetpea Pod (pattern by Lazy Girl Designs) that Star of Stash Addict Quilts made up using Seahawks fabric.  It was posted to their Facebook page.  I liked it and mentioned to them that I’d love to test that pattern sometime.  Then wouldn’t you know it, two weeks later the Seahawks beat the Vikings, ending our post-season play. (Well actually, the Vikings beat themselves and so the Seahawks won.)  I forgave my friends at Stash Addict Quilts for cheering for the wrong team, and they kindly sent me the pattern.  And so it goes ~ until next football season!

This was a really fun project, both easy and slightly addictive.  After completing one, I couldn’t resist making more!  I used “Farmhouse” fabric by Fig Tree & Company for Moda.  Stash Addict Quilts has this beautiful line in their inventory, as well as the Sweetpea Pod patterns and the 22-inch Atkinson zippers in a variety of colors.  The instructions call for a 16-inch zipper or longer.  I would recommend getting the 22-inch zipper.  You will be cutting into this zipper, and I appreciated having a little extra length in case I made a mistake and needed to re-trim.  These were my pulls for the project:



The Sweetpea Pod instructions are very detailed and include step-by-step photos as a guide. It's a unique design, where you only end up using one side of the zipper.  It's really quite slick!  After making one test pouch, I continued in more of an assembly line fashion and quickly made three more!  Friends, you will really enjoy this project!




I wanted to share one sewing tip with you.  I did not use my zipper foot.  Instead, I used my walking foot because I liked how it kept the unit flat and stable. I moved my needle all the way to the right position so that I could achieve the 1/8 inch seam allowance that was called for in this first step of sewing.





These little pods would make great gifts when filled with candy, little toys, or sewing notions!




Stash Addict Quilts has put together a kit for one lucky winner!  It will include the pattern, Farmhouse fabric by Fig Tree & Company, two zippers, and some fusible fleece! How kind of them!  All you need to do is leave a comment below and you'll be entered. (Please include your email address.) Comments are open through 3:00 pm (CST) on Friday, February 19.  At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winner.   *Only one comment per person/per email address.  Email me if you are having trouble leaving a comment and I will leave a comment on your behalf. (carriedawayquilting@gmail.com)

Please stop by Stash Addict Quilts (just click on their link in my left sidebar) and check out their terrific selection of fabrics, patterns and notions!  And feel free to razz them about the Seahawks if you'd like, just for me.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!  Here's hoping you get carried away quilting often!

~Taunja



106 comments:

  1. Cute pouch! I would love to learn to sew in a zipper. cotall@alliancecom.net

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    1. Thanks Allison! You'd love this pattern . . . great instructions!

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  2. So cute! I've been dying to make these! Thanks!
    Anita.Sharp@Gmail.com

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  3. I so have been wanting to make one of these pouches. A kit would be awesome! Thanks for the chance.
    Melissa5353@gmail.com

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  4. What an awesome kit! Would love to make these. Thanks!
    dgaheme@gmail.com

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    1. It's an awesome kit by Stash Addict Quilts! Good luck!

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  5. So fun! Thanks for the chance to win.
    kiddkeizer@shaw.ca

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  6. Please enter me in your giveaway! I love the pea pods and your fabric choices! Thanks
    Kay
    Bykayn@aol.com

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  7. Love your fabric choices. Betsy dot smith at verizon dot net

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    1. Thank you Betsy! I'm a BIG Farmhouse fan! ;)

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  8. I've been eyeing this pattern for weeks. Would love to win the kit!

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  9. I love this pattern and it's so nice in the fabrics you've used! I'd love to win this but is the giveaway open worldwide? (I'm in the UK)

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    1. Thanks Lesley! I bet you'll be okay, but I'll check! ;)

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  10. These pouches are so cute and what a perfect fabric choice!

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  11. What cute pouches, would love to win!

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  12. Awesome giveWay. Thanks. I have been wanting to make that cute little pouch.

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  13. I love all my Lazy Girl Patterns. Please enter me in the contest.

    Barb
    sewsweet43420@yahoo.com

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  14. These are adorable! I can see many uses for traveling. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Judydavid0606@yahoo dot comf

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    1. Oh yes, they sure would be good for traveling!

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  15. Lazy Girl patterns are the best and his fabric is perfect for the Seet Pea Pods!

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    1. I sure am finding that! It's a great pattern!

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  16. I love those pods.. Something new!

    Nancy
    nancyhillman@msn.com

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  17. Oh my goodness these are cute! I have several lazy girl design patterns and love them! They are easy to follow and always turn out adorable. I do have nine grand daughters and I bet they would love these filled with some candy or lipgloss or nail polish :-) my email is Chris.odorisio@gmail.com. Thanks again!!!

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    1. This was my first Lazy Girl pattern, but it won't be the last! You are right . . . very easy to follow! I loved it!

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  18. Love this pattern and your fabric choices!
    Marcysbaskets@yahoo.com

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  19. So cute! Would love to make these my email is: egoddard3@gmail.com

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  20. I love these little pods. Thank you for the generous giveaway and the chance to win.

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  21. Sweet giveaway ! Thank You !
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  22. Oh I need one or two Sweet Peas to put my Clover clips in and one for the hair roller pins I use to pin sweater pieces together for sewing and one or two for jewelry and other little items for travel........

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  23. I'm dying to make these! I'd love the chance! Jen (dot) vanorman (at) gmail

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  24. What a lovely idea for a giveaway. I'd too would love to make these for my girls to have at uni for the little sneaky snacks they like to carry :)

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  25. I've seen these before but was not sure how that zipper would be to work. I would love to try making one or two dozen of these. Wouldn't they be cute in pastels to put into Easter baskets filled with special treats?
    You are doing an amazing amount of enabling me this week. LOL!

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    1. PAM!!!!! YES!!! They would make adorable Easter pouches filled with treats! Oh my what a great idea!!!!!

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  26. Joan Hawley has the best patterns and these pods are so adorable in these fabrics!

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    1. I agree! This pattern was awesome! I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  27. What a fun project. Joan's patterns are so well written.
    Wandav28@yahoo.com

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  28. Perfect size for a gift card surprise. RCAShome@aol.com

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  29. Love those Farmhouse fabrics and Joan always has the niftiest patterns :-) Thank You!

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  30. Anyone wouldlovethis,especially me. You are generous to share thank you.

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  31. These are so cute! I would love to make one (or two or three).

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    1. Yes, you probably won't be able to stop at one!

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  32. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you for the tip about using your walking foot!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  33. Thank you for the tips and pictures of the Sweetpea pods! Can't wait to try making one, two or more! I love the Strawberry Fields Revisited fabric!

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  34. I just discovered your blog and have so enjoyed looking at everything! You make beautiful things : ) Thank you for offering this giveaway!

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    1. Well thank you Lynn! I hope you stop by again!

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  35. These are so cute! I'd love to win, that zipper has me!!! Crossing my fingers! 😀

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    1. Thanks Linda! Keep those fingers crossed! ;)

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  36. I think these little pods are just about the cutest things ever, and I'm just dying to get my hands on the pattern! I'd be super excited just to win the pattern! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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    1. You are right . . . these little deals are too darn cute! Good luck!

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  37. Love your cute little Sweetpea Pod purses. I will have to check out Stash Addict Quilts. I won't razz them about the Seahawks though ;)!

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    1. Yes please check them out! Great shop with great customer service!

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  38. These are the cutest - have seen them everywhere!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. People everywhere seem to be loving the Sweetpea Pods!

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  39. Adorable!!! I would love to make one. I love your IG feed! I'm so excited to have discovered your blog. So much quilty cuteness!!!

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  40. These pods are sweeter than pie. Love how cute they come out!

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  41. Your Sweetpea Pods look so cute! I appreciate seeing your in-progress construction photos.
    I have this pattern, but haven't tackled it yet... I think it would be cool to make pairs of the Sweetpea Pods with matching Becca Bags for special gifts. Thanks for this fun giveaway opportunity! I'm going to check out Stash Addict Quilts for the long zippers (my local stores seem to be stocking 14" zippers only)!

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    1. Thank you! That does sound like a great gift idea!!

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  42. Adorable pouch! Is there a way to get extra zipper pulls so I can use both halves of the zipper?

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    1. Good question! I would ask them at Stash Addict Quilts! They may have an idea or resource!

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  43. Soooo Cute and Perfect for my Granddaughters! Thanks!

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    1. Oh yes, little granddaughters would love these!

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  44. These little pouches make me squeal with delight! So adorable! What a generous giveaway!

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  45. I just recently discovered your blog. Just love to see the fun things you do with Fig Tree fabrics. I am a Joanna fan. So inspired by your pear quilt that my sister and I are doing that. And love the wood backdrop behind your mini quilt. These little pouches are so fun. What a great gift to bless someone with. Sharon srmdam@homesteadwifi.com

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and it's such fun to meet another Fig Tree nut / Joanna fan! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  46. These are so cute and I can't wait to make one! I just discovered your blog and I am so glad I did!
    marian.pitkin@gmail.com

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    1. Well I'm glad you made the discovery! :) Good luck!

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  47. These are adorable Taunja! Sure would be a great day brightner to win one of these kits!

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  48. What a fantastic prize would love to win
    SofianeComp@yahoo.com

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  49. Love this!! It looks like something my girls could make for gifts!!

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  51. Wow, I found it! I just emailed you but I kept scrolling and found it. I love the Sweetpea Pods and would love to have the pattern!!

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  52. Little fabric bags, pouches, zippered bags....it's all awesome. These little pods are so dang cute!

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  53. Would love to make these little cuties for my 6 little neighbor girls. They are always over watching me sew.

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