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16 August 2012

Spa goes a long way {+ Giveaway}

I love charm packs. They're little bundles of happiness. Those 40 x 5" squares can go a long way!!!

I'm busily making things to sell at the school craft stall.

I started with a charm pack of Spa by Deb Strain.





I made this fun set of 4 placemats.





For the binding, I used some red and white fabric which I had in my stash, from a previous project. I think the red really pops in these place mats. It's a simple design and great for beginners. You can find the tutorial for my "It's a Charm Placemats" HERE.

The backing and batting were left over scraps too.

I has some charm squares left over so made these 2 co-ordinating cushions which will sit nicely on a couch.




A charm pack can really go a fair way.




What items would you make with a single charm pack of Spa?

Leave a comment and I'll give away a charm pack of Spa by Deb Strain to my favourite charm pack idea.


Terms & Conditions
  1. Open Internationally.
  2. Giveaway will close on 24 August 2012.
  3. This is a game of skill and the judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
  4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.
  5. Winner/s will be contacted by email.

52 comments:

  1. Oh OOOO! I think I have just fallen in love! Totally loving the Spa charm pack. Your projects are gorgeous and show the range of so well.


    When I eventually get my hands on a charm pack of Spa (and I will even if it is 20 years down the track LOL) I would love to make a bed runner for the bottom of my bed. I am a blue girl at heart - but the house we are currently renting has a maroon feature wall. The blues in this range will certainly liven the room up somewhat and make it feel far more summery then the boring dull winter maroon. Hmmm, maybe a matching wall hanging/mini quilt to hang on the wall above the bed head too. Mmmmmmm - now me's thinkin' LOL

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  2. Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts}August 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Hmm, well, there's enough there for a little blue and white patchwork skirt for my daughter, and then some leftovers for a matching skirt for her baby doll!

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  3. I'm currently thinking about making children's aprons. Wouldn't Spa look lovely pieced together in a child's apron? And great colours too for hiding the food spots.

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  4. How pretty! Blue is my favorite color and I think a sewing machine cover made with this charm pack will brighten up my day! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  5. I love charm packs too! I like to make potholders and bags! and if you cut them into 2 1/2" squares you can make cute zippered pouches!

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  6. There's this baby quilt I've been wanting to make (it's called Constructivist from the Little Bits Quilting Bee book). And this would be perfect!

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  7. Kristy @ Quiet PlayAugust 16, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    Loving those cushions Anorina! Very sweet!

    I think this line would be perfect for a little tote bag. How awesome would it be as a gift - little Spa tote bag filled with essential "spa" pamper-y treats (face mask, manicure etc - all that stuff we rarely buy ourselves!)

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  8. I would sew a table runner or a tote bag :-)
    Thanks for chance to win
    silke.hi (at) gmx (dot) de

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  9. I have been dying to learn how to make a quilt, so this would be absolutely perfect for my first quilt.

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  10. yipee i have finally got it to work,if i was lucky enough to win i would make the same as you did i love them especially the table mats,well done Anorina.xx

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  11. I've only just started quilting and I'm not very good yet :S I'd practice by making cute little mug rugs for all my family members for Christmas, and use the remaining squares for the lap quilt I'm planning :)

    kate1485 at hotmail dot com

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  12. I saw your placemats last week and am itching to make them so my kids stop messing on my tablecloth, requiring MORE washing. It will be so much easier to chuck these in the machine and dry overnight near the heater. I've been meaning to get to the fabric store and get some and this would be PERFECT!

    (plus my dining chairs are blue.... even more perfect!!!)

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  13. I think I could make a table runner and use the leftovers for a great tote bag. Thanks for the inspiration and giveaway!

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  14. I'd make a simple patchwork quilt for my mom since she likes blue. I like the red binding!

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  15. I'd lve to make a great bandana/scarf type thingy for my daughters hair and matching library and swimming bags, she'd love it!

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  16. I think I would pair it with a yellow charm pack and make a pretty lap quilt. I love the china look of this design!

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  17. Love the placemats!!, you just gave me a great idea, I have a " I spy" charm pack, these would be great squares to make some placemats for my nieces and nephew!

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  18. Lovely blues! I like your pillow idea. I've been thinking about making a sewing machine cover as my plastic ones are pretty boring! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  19. Beautiful placemats! I definitely have to make some of these!! And I love the beautiful blue charms-- they'd be perfect for my kitchen-- I have blue willow dishes and cobalt decorations. :-) Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  20. I had no idea that a charm pack could do so much!

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  21. I would probably make a tote bag (or two!)

    Sarah

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  22. Oh I love those charms! I have a blue and white kitchen which is crying out for some new placemats (due to a husband who is the messiest eater I have ever come across!). I'm thinking some pinwheels mixed with whole charms and bound in some lovely yellow would hit the spot! Maybe with a large print fabric on the back to give me two different looks from one set of placemats. Now I'm wondering why I haven't made some before!

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  23. I am always challenged by how to best use a single charm pack, but you did a super job of maximizing the fabric! I can't add anything to your expertise there, but thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Pink Chalk (K. Mack) has a "one charm pack with solids" quilt she posted that would like to make with these cute charms. I have a stable of little grandnieces who like quilts made "just for me."

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  25. Britt-Inger JönssonAugust 17, 2012 at 3:23 AM

    Hi
    This is a wonderful charmpack. I think I am going to make a large table runner if I had the luck to win.

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  26. I'd make a patchwork apron for my sister's 50th birthday! She loves blues with white and this would be perfect for her.

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  27. I'd make a quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids project. I promised myself I'd make one per year to give to a kid going through cancer treatments and I have yet to get this year's quilt done.

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  28. I just had to comment and say what cute pillows and placemates!

    Note: If this entry is drawn, please draw another as I'm overseas (USA) and it'd be costly to ship that.

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  29. oh this would be perfect for my mom, i'm thinking she needs a new laptop case as she just bought a mac - thanks for the chance!

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  30. I would make some coasters and placemats.

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  31. You put those charms to really great projects.
    If I were to win I think I might use them with some added white charms and make lap quilt to cheer me up in the wintertime.

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  32. II would make a little quilted bag for my granddaughters and then a doll blanket to put in it. I have 2 little girls and they love what grandma sews for them!
    Quiltingolf@gmail.com

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  33. I would use it to make one or two pot holders and an insulated runner for my counter to set hot dishes on for a buffet type meal. Thanks for the chance to win such a beautiful charm pack.

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  34. Love the color and patterns of Spa!
    I think I would have to make some mug rugs, maybe a few potholders, then if there was enough left, some placemats or a table runner.

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  35. I've decided to do some pillow sets as gifts. I'll be taking solid pillow cases and adding trim. I think these fabrics would work wonderfully! Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  36. I would make chair covers for my dining room chairs! They are in need of a make-over!

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  37. While it's not very original, I would actually make as many mug rugs as I could squeeze out of a charm pack. I adore Christmas and always try to start on gifts early (as in, the January after the last Christmas!). Mug rugs in the "Spa" range would be suitable as gifts for my kids school teachers - this year we have a male teacher to cater for (yay!).

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  38. I would make a potholder, heat pad and placemats for the kitchen if I win the charm pack! Love the colors!
    socialsue a4x4aspect@yahoo.com

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  39. I'm totally in love with your placemats. How fabulous to make some for my family.

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  40. Assuming that I'm allowed to add fabric I would make a lap quilt for DD - she would just love those colours.

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  41. I am just moving into a new craft space so I think I would use it to decorate the bottom edge of my design wall and my white, cork and black boards.
    Love the colour in this pack. Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I'd use them to embellish a shower curtain for my bathroom. I bought a canvas drop cloth to use as the base for my shower curtain but it's way to plain and could use some "perk". I think a spa ruffle along the top and a patchwork binding along the sides and bottom would give it some color oomph and blue is the primary color in my bathroom too.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  43. I love the blues would just love to make a quilt of it. Would like to make a lap quilt so I will have to add something to it.

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  44. I would make some cushions for my sofa. The colours would go so well with my new rug!

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  45. I would love to start making my xmas presents for family!!! The charm pack would go along way to make gifts of placemats and or pot holders mixed with some homemade biscuits!!! love these thanks for a chance at early pressi making :)

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  46. A quilted bed for the newest and most gorgeous addition to our family, our kitten :)

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  47. A toaster cover. You used to be able to buy them everywhere, and I want/need one, so it's # 1 on my sewing list.

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  48. I would frame it and use it an artwork for the bathroom.

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  49. I'd make some placemats - I just found your tutorial for them, super cute and super easy. I like your pillows also, but probably wouldn't make those. I love table runners, so maybe would make those. The best part of a charm pack is the fact that you don';t have to cut the squares ;)

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  50. A blanket for my cat because in winter, he's so cold,
    he might be very furry, but he's also rather old.

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  51. I want to make a shopping basket or maybe a few: with square pad, two sturdy handles, an inside pocket. Such a very stylish and solid.

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