Welcome to Day 3 of the Uncommonly Corduroy Blog Book Tour!
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Stephanie of Loft Creations has published her first book called "Uncommonly Corduroy". Many of you know that I am one of her team of "Supreme's" who test her pattern instructions prior to being published. We make sure there are no errors so when you take it out of the package and begin sewing, you'll have a smooth and flawless finish!
Let me just say that Stephanie's new book is fabulous! As Stephanie says in the book, corduroy just isn't for pants! I know first hand from testing several of the projects in her book. Let me show you! Also, you can win a free electronic version of the book - keep reading....
"Images from Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy, Martingale, 2014; used by permission. Photos by Brent Kane. All rights reserved."
The first project I tested was the "California Girl Scarf". This is the image from the book.
And here is my version. Complete with vintage doily and button! I didn't use corduroy on my version - any of the projects in the book can be made from regular cotton! The scarf makes up in a jiffy and you can embellish it to your heart's content!
The next project is the "California Girl Bag". You see the image from the book up above along with the scarf.
Here is my version. Except for the lining, I used corduroy for the entire bag. I have to say how much I love working with 21-wale corduroy! It's soft, supple and quilts so easily! The needle goes through the fabric like butter!
The next project I Supreme tested was the "Abby on the Go Bag". Abby is Stephanie's wonderful dog who also makes an appearance in the book! Here is the image from the book.
Here is my version! This is a large bag - perfect for carrying any doggie or kitty essentials you might need! I made this bag with a combination of corduroy and home dec fabric. Stephanie's bag patterns are very easy to make and she is consistent in her instructions. Once you make one bag, each pattern thereafter is a breeze!
The final project I tested for the book is "I Heart Dresdens". This is the image from the book.
Here is my version! There was a bit of a rush on making this bag, so I used some Sweetwater I've had on hand just waiting for the right project. You can let your imagination run wild with this pattern - any fabrics, cotton or corduroy, home dec will make a terrific bag! Notice the handle where I made sure Paducah showed? I plan to carry this to the quilt show in Paducah - hopefully soon!
If you would like to win an electronic version of Uncommonly Corduroy, leave a comment on this post telling me if you've ever made a bag or quilt using corduroy, and if not, which would you try first?
Stephanie's book is available from Martingale or Amazon. If you would like a personalized copy you can get it directly from Stephanie HERE, the link is on her sidebar.
Below is the schedule for all the stops on the Book Tour. Each participant is giving away a free e-copy of the book and showing their fabulous projects, too!
February 20 -- Martingale at Stitch This
February 21 -- Candace at Squash House Quilts
February 22 -- Carrie at A Passion for Applique
February 23 -- Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski
February 24 -- Char at Cloth Stitched
February 25 -- Mary at Needled Mom
February 26 -- Linda at The Quilted Pineapple
February 27 -- Margaret at A Sampler of Stitches
February 28 - Ulla at Kotkarankki
Thanks for joining me on the Tour!