12.03.2014

Mollie Makes Patchwork & Quilting and A Give-away!


Vinage Laundy Bag by Charise Randell

Some months back, I was asked to contribute to the book "Mollie Makes Patchwork and Quilting."  Of course I jumped at the chance!  The publisher, Collins and Brown, asked for a paper pieced project to add to this skill building quilting book.

It was a fun project to design.   I was inspired by vintage laundry bags, and my favorite paper piecing patterns to make - clothing!



  The original design had the work "Laundry" embroidered beneath the clothing. Since Collins and Brown publishes in different languages I designed the sweet bee and flight path in its place : )

The individual clothing blocks are very easy to make and a fun way to combine some prized fabrics.


The bag is easy to construct and has a contrast drawstring top with contrast trim.  I chose to use a coordinating fabric from the A-line skirt.


And a red gingham lining to match the ribbon.



It is a lovely book filled with wonderful projects.  On my list it make is this adorable camera case.


And this sweet tea cozy.


Pavilion books sent me a extra copy so I am having a give away.
Please leave a comment sharing if you are making any Holiday gifts and what you are making.


Comments will be open until Sunday 10:00 p.m. PST.
Open to United States addresses only.

Good Luck!

xo
Charise







65 comments:

  1. That is adorable! Me, I'm working two jobs and trying to make a quilt for my daughter's college graduation so the only holiday sewing I'm doing is pot holders with my daycare kids! Pbstrand@MSN.com

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  2. I love your bag, the book looks very inspiring.

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  3. I am making a quilt, ornaments (cross stitch and embroidery) and food.

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  4. I'm making a quilt for a special person and going easy on myself for everyone else's gifts by making them easy rice handwarmers.

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  5. I'm working on a Christmas stocking for my grand daughter and I've also started a Christmas sampler quilt. Love your design!!!

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  6. I am making zipper pouches for the girls in the family.

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  7. I love your laundry bag, Charise. I've been making lots of Christmas gifts. Christmas ornaments, table toppers, cushions and other things. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  8. That laundry bag is adorable! I gad good intentions of making things but I am recovery from 5 weeks with the shingles. Maybe I will make them valentine gifts!

    Merry Christmas

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  9. Fun stuff! I've made a drawstring project bag for my DIL, and I'm making her a sewing kit in a book, as well.

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  10. I've been making your mini cottage ornaments, pincushions, and tissue covers.

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  11. I've already given away two twin sized quilts, 5 toy storage bags, with some small toys. I'm also trying to finish a queen size quilt, and two pillows. I'm not sure if I'll make it but I'm trying. CDahlgren at live dot com

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  12. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I am see busy this month making mini patchwork stockings, advent calendars, happy hexagon trivets, scrappy ornaments and of course, the quiltyfun Christmas see along. I love this holidays!

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  13. I'm making pot holders and matching towels for gifts. My boys' quilts won't be done in time...but they are okay with that as Minecraft Legos will be awesome ��

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  14. What a sweet little bag! I love the tea cozy too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. I've made zipper pouches, appliqued tea towels, and some fun felt decorations! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

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  16. I'm making some infinity kids scarves and a zippered boxy pouch for my hubby! Thank you for giving your extra copy away of this adorable book!

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  17. I have made sugar scrub, quilted mug rugs, and glitter ornaments. I love the laundry bag. It is adorable.

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  18. Congratulations - I love your bag!
    I'm making aprons for my sisters!

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  19. That is just so cute.... I'd use it for so many things. Thanks for the giveaway.... they book looks great. I'm all done with Christmas projects.... all of them were simple, like table runners. Thanks!

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  20. As always, I am in love with you creations!! This bag is wonderful. I am making house ornaments for grifts this year. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book!

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  21. I LOVE this bag! How creative you are. I am making beach bags for the women in my family. Hoping to give my Minnesota relatives hope in this cold winter! Evin5 at aol dot com

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  22. Oh wow such a cute bag!! I have a 'thing' for clotheslines. This book is on my Christmas wish list.,,,I'm working on a few quilty table toppers and totes for gifts this year. Thank you for this giveaway:)

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  23. Love it!
    The kids and I are making some ornaments and if I get my act together I may make some Dala horse pillows.

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  24. Oh my. How beautiful. I'm working on a few small quilting projects for Christmas and lots of food gifts.

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  25. I'm making some smaller gifts like pouches & Kleenex covers. I hope to squeeze in a table runner & quilt but highly doubtful.

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  26. i am making folded star ornaments and zip pouches.

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  27. Congratulations! I love your new pattern. I'm paper piecing some wildlife pillows for my dads trailer.

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  28. Making a Christmas quilt for my son and his wife

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  29. HI, I'm making some Christmas ornaments, watercolor greeting cards and earlier I did a piano runner.
    Thanks for your Blog and Inspiration and a neat giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  30. I love your design and this book looks sew fun. I am making hotpads, notebook covers, scissor holders and vinyl tool pouches for stocking stuffers and gifts for quilty BFF's. I am having lots of fun making these small projects.

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  31. I'm working on a table runner! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I always make new Jammie's for the Kiddo's every Christmas..& now have a few Grankiddo's to maske for too!~ :) Also working on 2 Wallhangings & a crocheted afghan....busy Mom! :) I loooooove your Bag...toooo pretty for Laundry!

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  33. Your bag is lovely. These projects look like so much fun. I am making a baby quilt for a new great niece and a pin cushion for my sons fiancé. It will be civil war fabrics from her wedding dress and his wedding shirt.

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  34. This is absolutely adorable!! Love it! I'm making a few gifts for coworkers (painting wine glasses, a personalized tool roll & a lunch bag).... Doubt I'll get to the other big stuff for family :) maybe a lap quilt or 2 if I hustle

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  35. I love your bag! This year I am making new stockings for our family. They are vintage and shabby chic looking and no names. And bigger for adult children. That way we can add to them as time goes on too!

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  36. Cute!
    I made a rag quilt for my daughter in law.

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  37. Your bag is just too cute! Great idea about substituting the bee flight path for the word "Laundry". I'm supposed to be working on a four piece, paper-pieced Nativity ornament set for a friend who collects Nativities. It was supposed to be her gift last year, but I didn't get them finished. I'm trying really hard to get around to them this year. Too many other "life" things seem to jump in front of this project though. Think she'd like to at least get what I do have finished and get the rest of them later? Now, there's a thought...

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  38. Everything you do is cute and I am not just saying that. I love your work! Great giveaway! Thanks

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  39. I am getting a late start but I am hoping to make some mug rugs and pouches for gifts this year. I really love your laundry bag!

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  40. Love the laundry bag!
    I am making a wall hanging and some needle keepers for my quilty friends. Have some other small projects planned if I have time.Thanks!

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  41. I adore your laundry bag. As for handmade gifts this year, I have been playing with my hexagon trim tool and making potholders… super fun!!

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  42. I am working on several Christmas projects...2 quilts and making gift tags and Christmas cards.

    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  43. Lovely work - I love your bag! This year I am making a Scottie Dog pillow for my dad and some new holiday stockings for my family! Thank you!

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  44. I am making pot holders, mug rugs and some bags for Christmas gifts. I love your bag

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  45. What a lovely laundry bag and all these beautiful projects in the book. Yes I would like to win this one, love it. Thank you for the opportunity, great give-away.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  46. Such a darling laundry bag ~ you make the sweetest things!
    Thanks so much for the chance ~ I'd love to have this book!

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  47. I would enjoy making the laundry bag. I am still working on my first quilt

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  48. I made a rag quilt for my grandson and am working on placemats!

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  49. I have grand plans to make my daughters some tote bags and make some Christmas decorations but, so far, I have been derailed by bad health. I still hope to get them done. My girls are all Adults and will understand if I'm a bit late :)

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  50. I am making a quilt for my husband - he wants one so much!

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  51. Looks like a great book I would love to have it!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  52. I am making as many things as I can; right now I'm making a loon quilt for my baby nephew. sarah@forrussia.org

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  53. No I'm not making anything, I've been working a lot. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  54. Mug rugs and a pocket book and a pillow or two are my christmas gift giving projects, love you laundry bag and the book looks very nice. Thanks for the give away.

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  55. Such a cute book! I love the projects, thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  56. Just love your designs, I have been sewing table runners, aprons and a t-shirt quilt

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  57. Love the designs. I am done. I made 3 quilts, potholders, moppines, ornaments and lots of secrets.

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  58. Oh, Charise, that is so cute! I love it. I'm afraid I'm not making much this year. I make Christmas ornaments for our kids. Lately, I have been using felt. I'd better get moving on those! I still haven't finished the one for my late daughter from last year, so you can see how slow I am.

    Leslie S. in MN

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  59. It's so cute! I might make a few little things for my granddaughter

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  60. Beautiful, fun and functional!

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  61. No handmade gifts from me this year, unfortunately!

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  62. I love your laundry bag, it is beautiful!
    My handmade gifts this year are a Christmas tree skirt and a table runner.

    Laura

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  63. I'm making quilted pillows, "sunnies" eyeglass cases and I played along with Lori Holt's #haveyourselfaquiltylittlechristmas and made the quilt! Tons of fun!

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