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27 May 2014

Patchwork Loves Embroidery {Book GIVEAWAY - CLOSED}

I’m a little bit addicted to cute hand sewing projects. So much sew, that I’ve stitched up and finished another pincushion from Gail Pan’s new book, Patchwork Loves Embroidery .

Bird Embroidery Pincushion


Birdie Pincushion 1

Have you purchased Patchwork Love Emboirdery yet? It’s filled with gorgeous embroidery patterns and projects. Best of all, Gail suggests mixing and matching the embroidery designs with the projects which makes it a little more fun and a great way to add a little of your own creativity to projects. If you’d like to read more, check out my review from the other day.
I’ve traced and prepared some of the stitcheries from Gail’s book and have them at the ready. Ready to stitch during kids after school activities. Ready to stitch when I’m waiting around for appointments. Ready to stitch in the evenings when I’m watching my favourite programs.
If you love to stitch and sew, you really must get a copy of Patchwork Loves Embroidery. It’s the perfect addition to your sewing library.



Gail Pan has kindly offered to give away a signed copy of Patchwork Loves Embroidery to a VERY lucky Samelia’s Mum reader.

If you’d like the chance to win, please leave a comment below, telling me:

What sorts of projects do you like (or would like) to stitch? 


Terms and Conditions: Giveaway is for AUSTRALIAN residents ONLY. Giveaway will close on Sunday 1 June 2014 at 17:00 AEST. The prize will be sent by the promoter. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner. Winner/s will be announced on theSamelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email. The winner has 7 days to claim the prize. If it is not claimed within this time period, it will be forfeited.



Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner is Nadine Smith.


80 comments:

  1. I love to hand embroider. I find it is an art form that is beautiful, useful, practical and is a great form of relaxation. For me it is addictive - once I get on a roll I don't want to stop. Often this means stitching way way way past sensible peoples bed times. I am making my first quilt ever at the moment and I would love to embroider some designs for patchwork cushions/pillows to put on my daughters first big girl bed with her new big girl quilt.

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  2. now I'm working part time I would love to get back into hand embroidery... lovely projects like a table runner, a decent pin cushion and some scatter cushions are on my list of things to do :)

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  3. Funny enough, preparing to move and found the embroidery pieces I made when my son was little.. I did enjoy the needle work and have already incorporated it into xmas stockings I made.

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  4. I will stitch anything! Table runners, wall hangings, bags, sewing accessories just bring them on. I couldn't bare to watch much TV without my hands being busy. If I'm not stitching I pick up my phone & there no major rewards for any more crushing of candy or reaping of crops. Stitching wins! xx

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  5. Your work is always so lovely, I would love to be able to stitch like you. This book looks very nice.

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  6. I love to stitch anything Gail designs I am a BIG fan :) Your pin cushion is so cute I know someone with a birthday coming up that would love it :)

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  7. I love doing handwork, applique and embroidery. I love making smaller items eg table runners, bags, needle books etc. that I can take with me and work on when out and about.

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  8. I love to hand embroider on quilt blocks, clothing, household linen, in fact anything! My mum taught me how to do when I was little and I haven't stopped since. I loves stitching Gail's birdies :)

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  9. I would love to stitch the needle book on the front cover.

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  10. I have always preferred hand piecing , quilting etc. It is so relaxing. I was given the hand embroidered haven recently ( book you also recommended) & loving the ideas . I just love craft books

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  11. As a committed Gail Pan stalker, I would loooove the win a copy to add to my collection. I am giving to my friend for her birthday on the weekend and it would be great to have my own copy. Thanks for offering us the chance to have our own copy.
    Bron xx

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  12. Love to hand stitch. At swimming everyone is always looking at what I am doing. Looking forward to finishing school to get more projects done. Love Gails work.

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  13. Growing up in a greek house I learned to craft early in life. Embroidery featured but not quilting. I have wanted to try for years but couldn't find the motivation. Seeing your work and that of others is making me anxious to retire soon so I can immerse myself in this craft. Somehow the projects featured make me cheerful and I want to try. I have the stash, I have the equipment and soon I will have the time.

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  14. I love hand stitching and do so most evenings, so like you love to have smaller, portable projects traced ready to take with me wherever I go, From the projects you've done already, it sounds like a wonderful book - one to use over and over

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  15. I love to stitch pictures to hang on walls or to add to other projects. I love adding them to bunting and bags. My love of stitching has been picked up by my 4 year old and now she is really interested in stitching so I would love to win this book and give it to her, make sure she keeps up her interest and continues on with a love of crafting.
    Thanks for writing such an interesting and thoughtful review and thanks so much Gail for offering one of these books as a giveaway.

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  16. I love all forms of hand stitching especially quilts with stitcheries in them . I find it very relaxing to do at night time with some music or television on in the background or even better sewing with a group of friends .

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  17. I really enjoy hand stitching and this Gail Pan book is gorgeous...

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  18. I stitch anything from wall hangings to cushions & pillows & always open to new ideas & inspiration.

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  19. Thankyou Anorina for hosting this lovely giveaway,I love stitching and I make all sorts of things ,love stitching at night ,must keep my hands busy.

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  20. I love stitching everything, but especially gifts! Gail is a super designer!

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  21. I am currently learning on my own how to quilt, I also love cross stitch counted or printed, making clothing, have done embroidery but it's been a while.

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  22. I like to sit and stitch in the evenings. I enjoy sewing on the quilt bindings, embroider labels, embroider embellishments on projects, English paper piecing, etc. Embroidery adds a sweet touch! Thanks for the chance to win this darling book.

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  23. I love the little needle books as gifts with a matching pincushion and I would love to stitch alternate blocks on a quilt.... one day

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  24. I love to hand stitch, you can take it any where with you and small stitcheries make great gifts...

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  25. Thanks.... I have been eyeing out that book.... Gail's designs are very lovely..... I am still finding out what I like best ... but I know I love projects (small or big) that include piecing, applique, and stitching.... I think we have such a fun craft..
    Hugz

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  26. Your little pin cushion is very sweet, Anorina. I love doing stitcheries as gifts. Gail's designs are always lovely. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. This book is on my wish list!

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  27. I would love to be able to stitch like you. This book looks very nice

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  28. I love cross stitching and quilting and like to combine both hobbies by making my cross stitch finishes into wall hangings and pillows (like your lovely bird one). I am just getting into the stitchery designs and this book looks like the perfect accompaniment for making some small items to get started with. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  29. That pin cushion is so gorgeous that I would have it on display and NOT stick pins into it. My largest stitching project to date is the Vignette quilt designed by Leanne Beasley and that is a long term project. I am almost finished a sashiko sampler panel that I will turn into either a wall hanging or a quilt.
    Stitching is 'my time' and is relaxing for me and I go into 'my zone' and all else is no longer a concern as it is so relaxing.

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  30. I would love to make a lap quilt with some embroidery block!

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  31. I love Gail Pan projects. Love needlework an any project that I can carry.

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  32. I love Gail Pan designs, they are so bright and refreshing and suit the knick knacks I make for friends, and add a finish to the quilst that I enjoy making, hand sewing is great therapy, and it keeps me out of the fridge at night !!

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  33. Oh dear! I'm not really a stitcher I'm afraid. Though I am very, very good at admiring others' work! If I was much better at stitching I would start with that lovely needle book on the front cover of Gail's book.

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  34. I'd love to find a nice pattern to add stitching to my soon-to-be new quilt (design yet to be decided!!)

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  35. I love projects that can be easily carried around and done in the spare moments, and then become something useful when finished! These patterns look gorgeous!

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  36. I really love Pincushons and Needlecases - well I would wait until end of july to get the book over here...

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  37. Love to embroider and make things up later, it's my stress relief to just sit and sew, little projects while waiting:)) always something to embroider, small carry around project or large ones at my fav chair :))

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  38. I love a wide variety of stitching, love using cotton perle on quilts and embroidery floss doing embroidery. Current project is a Christmas in July swap, using a Helen Stubbings pattern

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  39. I absolutely adore Gail Pans work, and am a devoted fan/stalker! She is a truly lovely person as are you for arranging this giveaway - what a wonderful bunch of ladies! Big hugs all round x x x x x

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  40. I like small useful projects that will give me pleasure long after I have finished stitching them.

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  41. My Mother is writing down stories of her childhood. I would like to bind them and add a special embroidered cover.

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  42. Love to make pin cushions for church bazaar

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  43. I love to embroider small projects like pincushions, pillows, and items for granddaughters. Thanks for this give a way!

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  44. I haven't done any embroidery in quite a long time and I would love to get back in to it! This adorable little pincushion is just the place to start!

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  45. I've been a cross stitcher for years and recently started embroidery again. I like small projects for the satisfaction of a quick finish. I also quilt and have plans incorporate the two, this book is perfect!

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  46. I love doing personalised cross stitch desgns and adding them to cushions for friend and family to enjoy

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  47. I like to stitch little portable projects. I have two young boys and it's best to have things that are easy to pick up and put down! :-)

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  48. I like to stitch E-book covers and gadget folders to hold my needle crafts. Thanks for the chance.

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  49. I like to stitch E-book covers and gadget folders to hold my needle crafts. Thanks for the chance.

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  50. I love hand quilting! sarah@forrussia.org

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  51. love gail pan's patterns, I want to learn appique

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  52. I would love to get back to embroidery and teach my granddaughter how to embroider. Small projects like pincushions and needle books would be great to start with.

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  53. I like practically anything with hand stitching. My favorite thing that I've made in the last few years is a quilt with hand embroidered squares on it.

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  54. I like to stitch and embroider in the car on long trips. I have hundreds of yo yos!!

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  55. I used to love doing cross stich samplers, but these days I prefer to stitch designs onto children's clothes and other things that are more utilitarian :).

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  56. I would love to win :) I am new to embroidery and am looking forward to combining it with quilting :)

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  57. I just love stitching...its so portable. Gail's designs are always wonderful

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  58. I've just falling in love with stitching again.

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  59. I love hand stitching for practical projects, and Gail's designs are always practical and very pretty :)

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  60. I love to stitch small useful items like pin cushions, needle books and mug rugs. I also love to make doll quilts and put some embroidery on them.

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  61. To win a signed copy . be still my beating heart! I've rediscovered hand stitching and I'm head over heels in love with it. To sit quietly in the sun stitching away is my idea of heaven, so anything I can do that with is a winner for me.

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  62. I don't know what I would like to make but I think a quilt or a sewing bag.

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  63. I enjoy stitcheries that can be a wallhanging or blocks in a quilt. I love Gail's designs. Thanks for the chance to win this book. :)

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  64. I love red work stitcheries. Naive, country designs. Love Gail Pans designs, especially her birds, houses and reindeers.

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  65. Thanks for the opportunity to win Gail's newest book. I have her 2 Christmas books and many patterns of hers which I love. I am mainly a hand piecer, hand stitcher, and hand quilter and I love small quilts, cute stitcheries, pincushions, and small wallhangings etc. I always have various small projects packaged up in zip lock bags ready to grab anytime on the go. (This is also why I love collecting embroidery scissors-so I can have them in a few project bags).

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  66. Thankyou Anorina for this chance to win Gaiil's coveted book. I love all things Gail Pan and stitch up her christmas projects every year.

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  67. I want to try Everything! Which is unfortunate, cause that means I can't decide where to start next! lol. Although at the moment I have my eye on a Weekender Style bag with patchwork and appliqué and embroidery .. It's a struggle to think things through thoroughly before just rushing in and starting .. I want this bag to be awesome and last a long long while! :)

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  68. I'm not a crafter at all but my Mum is. She makes amazing clothes, toys, everything for my girls. She created little crayon pouches as a party gift for my daughter's friends at her 2nd birthday. She made both of my daughters beautiful quilts and special dolls and bags for Easter. I know she would LOVE this book.

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  69. I'm not a crafter at all but my mum is. She makes lots of clothes, toys, blankets for my girls. She created crayon pouches as party gifts for my daughter's friends at her second birthday party. She has made both my girls beautiful quilts and amazing dolls and bags for their Easter presents. I know she'll LOVE this book.

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  70. Hohhot thanks for the chance to win Gail's new book. I'm like you and love little projects that can be finished quickly.

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  71. Ohhhhh, I would looove to win a copy of Gail's new book. My husband has asked the I cut back on my spending so this beautiful book is on my wish list! I enjoy stitchery combined with simple piecing and enjoy making small projects and wall hangings.

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  72. I have done some embroidery in the past but kind of stopped because I didn't know how to display my work other than framed on the walls! this book looks like it will give me dome great ideas for displaying it .... and creating some more!!

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  73. I have done some embroidery in the past but kind of stopped because I didn't know how to display my work other than framed on the walls! this book looks like it will give me dome great ideas for displaying it .... and creating some more!!

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  74. Over the years I've done many things, quilting, cross stitch, blankets and kids clothes. At the moment though I am loving handmaking toys, sock toys, baby toys, fabric toys, you name it I'm loving it right now!! I think this book will come in handy to enhance what I make :)

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  75. I would love to hand stitch some lovely cushions or panels for a quilt. I've never given it a go but all your stitching looks delightful.

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  76. As you know, I've been cross stitching in rainbow colours recently but I think my next cross stitch will be in pastels.

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  77. I love stitching little individual gifts for my family and friends

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  78. I want to stitch a bunch of birds!

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  79. Awww! I realised this is closed, but I thought since I'm here, I'll send you a comment anyway. Your blog is very sweet and I just had to give you a follow on fb when I saw some of your gorgeous posts. I love any projects that include little stitcheries...normally the more modern the better. I love beautiful brights and I love turning my own little drawings and designs into stitcheries too! I've made cushions, bags, pincushions, wall-hangings and embroidery hoops. They're usually quick to finish and always give me a sense of achievement to have created something myself.

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  80. Of course we all know I love quilts but I do like the embroidery too. I have been wanting this book, maybe this is my lucky time. Thanks for the chance.

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