Texting While Sewing 2 Contest Deadline Approaching!

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The deadline for the Texting While Sewing 2 contest is only about 2 weeks away!  I hope your project is underway but even if it isn’t, you still have time!  Here are all the details reposted:

Let’s start with the rules.

1.  All contestants must make a bag that includes a zipper.  The design of the bag must use text fabric in a creative way.

2.  The bag pattern does not have to be original.  If you make a block and incorporate it into the bag, your block design does not have to be original.  However, if you use a designer’s bag or block pattern, you must credit them.

3.  The bag can be any size and any style. (yes, pouches count)

4.  The zipper does not need to be functional.  In order words, it could be used as an embellishment.

5. Any sewing/piecing techniques can be used including, but not limited to, applique, paper piecing, improv and traditional piecing.

5.  All entries must be complete and submitted by November 2, 2015.  To submit your entry, post it on Instagram using the hashtag #textingwhilesewing2 AND tag me @duringquiettime.  You may put in-progress pictures or images of stacks of delicious text prints and colorful zippers on Instagram as well but it is not required.  If you do not use Instagram, you may email me a good picture of your final project or a blog link if you posted it on your blog.  The preferred method of entry is on Instagram but I don’t want to exclude anyone.

On November 3rd, I will select the top ten from all the entries.  Then I will forward the top ten to our guest judge.


Our guest judge is Penny Layman of SewTakeAHike! Much thanks to Penny for taking on such a difficult task! She will need to assign first, second and third place winners.

Once Penny is done, I will make an announcement with all the winner’s names which will include not only the first, second and third place winners but also a very special participation prize. The participation prize will be a random draw from all the entries. I hope that this will help encourage participation!

If you want to start with a little inspiration, you can see the winner’s from Texting While Sewing 1 here. Remember, the rules were different for that contest though. We made blocks not bags.  Or search #textingwhilesewing2 on Instagram to see the entries so far.


The prizes are really amazing and include a participation prize so everyone has a chance to win!


The first place winner will receive all of the following:


A $50 gift certificate to Sew Me A Song, a great shop for text fabrics and quirky Japanese prints.


A $50 gift certificate to Zipit, that’s a whole lot of zippers!

A $50 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.


A copy of Anna Graham’s new book, Handmade Style, offered by the author herself.


The second place winner will receive all of the following:


A $35 gift certificate to Sew Me A Song


A $35 gift certificate to Zipit.


A QuiltyBox full of surprise quilting goodies.


A Tulip Pin 6 Piece Gift Set from Massdrop.


The third place winner will receive all of the following:

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A $25 gift certificate to Sew Me A Song.


A $25 gift certificate to Zipit.


A prize pack including 1 pack of each: HeatnBond EZ Print in Lite, Feather Lite, StitchnSew Quilt Blocks, Pressing Paper, Liquid Fabric Fuse, HeatnBond Fusible Fleece and HeatnBond Lite from HeatnBond.


A Creative Maker Supply Case Pattern donated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness.


One lucky, randomly drawn participant will receive all of the following:

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A $25 gift certificate to Sew Me A Song.


A $15 gift certificate to Zipit.

Handturned Acrylic Seam Rippers

And one of my husband’s hand turned acrylic handled seam rippers…reason enough to join I promise you! The color will be a surprise.

I hope that these prizes have wowed you and that you are excited to begin creating!

A huge thank you to all the sponsors!
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**If you use the hashtag #textingwhilesewing2 or email me your images, you are thereby giving me permission to share the images on my blog and IG as I wish.**