Monday, September 30, 2013

Guest Blog Tutorial and Giveaway!

Today I'm guest blogging over at the Benartex blog, Sew in Love (With Fabric)! A few weeks ago Lisa from Benartex contacted me and asked me to write a tutorial featuring a line of their fabric. I couldn't say no to playing with some fun new fabric, and I quickly fell in love with the Cachet collection!

Gathering Place Pillow

Would you like to win a fat quarter set of this collection?

To enter to win a fat quarter bundle of Cachet, do one or both of the following:

1. Sign up to follow Benartex's blog, either via email or a blog reader program like Bloglovin' (both on the righthand sidebar of the blog). Leave a comment here letting me know you did so.
2. "Like" Benartex on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you did so.

For an additional chance to win:
Check out the tutorial and leave a comment here letting me know what you think!


The giveaway will remain open until October 1st when one winner will be selected from the comments here. The Benartex team will select the winner using a random number generator. The winner will be announced here as well as on the Benartex blog!
Thanks so much to Benartex for hosting this giveaway!

Now head on over to their blog to see my "Gathering Place" pillow tutorial!

127 comments:

Allison C said...

I follow Benartex's blog

Allison C said...

I like Benartex on FB

Allison C said...

Loved the tut. Excellent descriptions and lots of photos which is super helpful.

Susan said...

I like the larger size and the fact that the pillow has a zipper

Susan said...

I follow Benartex by email.

Rose Smith said...

I follow the Bernatex blog via email. (Just followed by Bloglovin to make things easier too!)

Rose Smith said...

I like Bernatex on Facebook

Farm Quilter said...

I follow Benartex's blog :)

Farm Quilter said...

I "like" Benartex on Facebook.

Lisa Marie said...

I follow the Benartex blog by email.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I follow the Benartex blog on email.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I LIKED Benartex on Facbook.

Lisa Marie said...

I love your pillow and have bookmarked the tutorial. It's on my to-do list!

Farm Quilter said...

Love the tutorial. I got a little lost with the cutting of the focus fabric but you totally cleared me up with your pictures! Love the pillow and really love this new line of fabric!!! Thank you for showcasing it :)

Emily said...

I follow Benartex's blog

Emily said...

I like Benartex on Facebook

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

Loved your tutorial. The pictures REALLY help a lot to make any question clear, especially when you did the points and placed them over the gathered ruched piece. thanks for sharing!

Rose Smith said...

What a fab tutorial, resulting in a gorgeous cushion/pillow. I usually put a plain fabric on the back of pillows, as they're not going to be seen much. With your pillow, either side could be used as the front, so 2-in-1! xx

delaineelliott said...

I follow Benartex.

delaineelliott said...

An excellent tutorial for a fun and beautiful pillow. Very clever!

juceyj03 said...

I already follow Benartex's blog via bloglovin!
*Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com

juceyj03 said...

I liked Benartex's on Facebook!
Thanks for the chance!!
*Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com

juceyj03 said...

I love your tutorial and needed a fast project to make for a gift for my sons teacher! Thanks a bunch!!
*Jessica
juceyj03@gmail.com

Joanna said...

I receive Benartex's Sew in Love by email.

Joanna said...

I follow Benartex on facebook.

Joanna said...

I think your pillow design is very original and different. The tutorial is excellent. Thanks for the nice design.

DuAnne said...

I already subscribe to Bernartex blog, "Sew in Love with Fabric"

DuAnne said...

I already "Like" Bernartex.

Gabrielle Robles said...

I 'Liked' Bernartex on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

Paula said...

Already following Benartex on Bloglovin!

Paula said...

Liked Benartex on Facebook

Swedish Scrapper said...

I came over here after reading your cool tutorial on Benartex's blog/newsletter-- neat project some exciting fabric!

Paula said...

Have bookmarked your tut, it's on my to do list now.

Swedish Scrapper said...

I follow Benartex on Facebook too!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I really like how you went with the fabric, and how you added teh gathers too-- totally unexpected!

Hanke said...

I follow the Benartex blog

Hanke said...

I liked Benartex on FB

teachpany said...

I follow Benartex on Bloglovin and by email.

teachpany said...

I also like Benartex on Facebook.

teachpany said...

Great texture on the front, and great use of the zig zag print! Fun!

Abbigail said...

I follow Benartex's blog by email

Abbigail said...

I Liked Benartex on Facebook

Unknown said...

29Sept2013
Please enter me for today's drawing for the Sexy & Fresh "Cache" fabrics.
Absolutely LOVE the ZigZag pillow & Tutorial using the Benartex ''Cache'' fabric line (:-D
-Detailed w/o being tiresome &/or convoluted! Appreciate clear directions w/specific, precise photos!
Inspiring & practical; quick and easy way to freshen up any room by the addition &/or exchange of pillow fashions.
1.) 'Liked' Benartex on their Facebook page, &
2.) Signed up for Benartex e-letter from their home page, &
3.) Signed up for your blog updates too!
Looking forward to more ingenious designs,
D. Suibhne (;-D

Beth said...

I follow Benartex by email

Beth said...

I like Benartex on facebook

Beth said...

I really like the "gathered" look of the pillow - sets the fabrics apart so nicely!

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I follow them on Bloglovin

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

I loved your pillow tutorial. Great combination of fabrics :) Thanks for sharing!

Nikita said...

I follow benartex on FB

Nikita said...

I follow benartexs blog as well

Nikita said...

Love the tutorial and the pics it was very helpful.

Kim said...

Beautiful pillow.

Kim said...

Beautiful pillow.

Kim said...

I follow Benartex via GFC.

Carrie P. said...

I get Benartex blog in my email.

Carrie P. said...

I thought your tutorial was great. I really like the ruffly part of the pillow and how you used the zig zag fabric on the edge. Very clever.

Gill said...

I follow Benartex's blog!

Gill said...

I loved your tutorial!
Easy to follow instructions and lots of pics!

Beth said...

I follow the Benartex blog.

Beth said...

I liked your tutorial. Your tip to serge or zig zag the top and back pieces before joining them was new to me and makes sense. Thanks.

barbara woods said...

loved your tute

barbara woods said...

i follow you

barbara woods said...

i liked benartex on facebook

Rosa said...

I follow Benartex by email.

Rosa said...

Your pillow is super cute and love your fabrics combo.Great job!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm following benartex by email, GFC, and bloglovin.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I already like benartex on FB

wendy said...

Love the pillow tutorial! I am a follower. Thanks!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the tute! It always helps me have photos so I can see what is happening.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I follow the Benartex blog by email

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I have liked Benartex on FB.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I never would have thought to use the fabric in that way--very clever and a great tutorial!

Cecilia said...

I follow Benartex's blog via email.

Cecilia said...

I like Benartex on Facebook.

Cecilia said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I've never put a zipper in a pillow cover before, but you make it seem easy. Thanks!

Melissa said...

I follow them on Bloglovin.

Melissa said...

I like their page on Facebook.

memeenh said...

I follow Benartex also. I love your pillow tutorial!

Barbe said...

i follow benartex on bloglovin

Barbe said...

i checked out tutorial, i really like the gathered look, very original

giddy99 said...

I'm now following the Benartex blog via BlogLovin!

giddy99 said...

I like Bernartex on FB!

Debbie Rogowski said...

I'm a Benartex fan on FB and I follow their blog, comes to my RSS in my mail reader (outlook)

shawn said...

I follow their blog.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Debbie Rogowski said...

the Pillow tutorial was interesting :)

giddy99 said...

Love the tutorial! A different and interesting technique - it was VERY interesting!

shawn said...

I already like them on FB.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

shawn said...

I checked out your tute and it looks easy enough to do, thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

Denise Mitchell said...

I follow your blog!

lauraluvsloons said...

I follow Benartex via email.

lauraluvsloons said...

I like the addition of texture with the ruching. Great idea.

Aimee said...

Benartex email subscriber

Aimee said...

Like Benartex on FB as Aimee Marie

DeborahGun said...

I follow Benartex's blog! Thanks for a wonderful tutorial

DeborahGun said...

I follow them on FB (Deborah Gunthorpe)

DeborahGun said...

Thanks for an excellent tutorial - the pillow is stunning :-)

JoyceLM said...

Following Benartex blog with Bloglovin'.

JoyceLM said...

Liking Benartex on FB. Thanks.

JoyceLM said...

Great pillow tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Love the fabric line - I am following the Benartex with Bloglovin

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love the fabric choices in the tutorial, interesting techniques.

MIMOM said...

Great fabric and tutorial, thanks for introducing me to Benartex on Facebook! I "like" them!

Tamie said...

I'm following Benartex's blog on Bloglovin'.

Tamie said...

I liked Benartex on FB.

Brenna said...

I love the texture created by the "wrinkles." Definitely saving this tutorial!

oneenglishteacher said...

Thanks for posting the tutorial; I love how your pillow design revolves around showcasing some gorgeous fabric.

I follow Benatex's blog via Bloglovin.

Karen said...

I follow the Benartex blog.

Karen said...

I like Benartex on FB.

Karen said...

Your pillow tutorial is great! I really like the gathered end. It sets off the print really well.

Martina said...

Very lovely! I am already a follower of Bernatex with bloglovin'

Cindy Gillis said...

I follow Bernatex blog.

Cindy Gillis said...

I follow Bernatex on FB!

Cindy Gillis said...

Great pillow tutorial! I have already printed it out. Thank you for sharing.

Christine S said...

Follow Benartex blog by email

Christine S said...

Like Benartex on FB

Christine S said...

Love your pillow! I haven't made a pillow yet but it's definitely on my list!

madelincwolf said...

I now follow Benartex, liked it on FB and thought your tutorial was well executed and I LOVE the pillow! Thanks for the opportunity to win FQ's.

madelincwolf said...

I now follow Benartex, liked it on FB and thought your tutorial was well executed and I LOVE the pillow! Thanks for the opportunity to win FQ's.

Mikki Lawrence said...

I follow Benartex's blog.

Mikki Lawrence said...

I liked Benartex on FB.

Mikki Lawrence said...

I read your pillow tutorial, and I love the idea of using a gathered panel for textural interest. I will definitely try that myself. Thanks!

Shawna said...

Thanks for your tutorial. I really like the way you used the chevron design. I am a blog subscriber, a Facebook follower and get the Benartex preview pack.

Sewing Mom said...

I am newly following their blog!

Sewing Mom said...

I'm also following them on FB.

Sewing Mom said...

I love your tutorial...the rushing on the pillow is great with the chevrons! I haven't made many pillow covers, but I think this is one I would try...the zipper is great! Thanks...and following your blog too!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

I just looked at the tutorial because I wanted to know how you did the gathered panel (the tutorial makes it look super-accessible) and holy moly I thought that chevron-y print was pieced! What a fabulous way to feature that print. Very smart easy-sew pillow design.

id said...

The fabric is great and I like how the pillow has made use of the zig-zags.
I would loe to win.