Stretch Yourself Week 2 Review + Madeira Serger Thread Giveaway

This series is sponsored by Baby Lock. For over 40 years,  Babylock has been dedicated to the love of sewing by creating machines for sewing, embroidery, quilting and serging – all with ease-of-use, high quality and a touch of elegance.

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If you haven’t noticed we’re ending the Stretch Yourself series with a bang and an assuage of giveaways, which you won’t mind I’m sure!;) We’ve loved doing this series, and are now going to collapse in a big heap from exhaustion.  Don’t mind us if you happen to chance upon us, we’ll be the ones buried neck-deep in the pile of knitwear. No seriously, it’s been great,  you’ve been great, and we’re already scheming round 2……??

Week 2 of Stretch Yourself we had so much fun reviewing patterns specifically for knits–this was probably my favorite part of the whole thing. I loved making each of those patterns, as well as using the adorable fabric from the Fabric Fairy.  So fun.  It was also a blast to share with you the amazing talent and creativity brought to the table by our wonderful guest posters. A big thank you to all of them, they were totally the bomb (I can say that cause I’m thirty). And lastly,a massive thank you to all of the Stretch Yourself sponsors! I get a real kick giving awesome stuff away, and boy did they load us up with awesome stuff! Thank you!

For our very last giveaway we’re excited to have Madeira provide some of their wonderful  Aerolock Premium Serger thread! (Madeira is a sister company to Baby Lock, fyi).  This giveaway is for 4 cones of Salmon (peachy pink), and 4 cones of mustard yellow.   Here’s your chance to build your serger thread collection, as well as do some fun topstitching and flatlocking! I hear this thread is amazing stuff, and I can’t wait to try it out myself! For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below by January 25 (open to USA only, sorry international friends!)**closed**

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Thanks everyone!   (If you have anything you’d like to see in another edition of Stretch Yourself or would like to be a sponsor or get your pattern reviewed, feel free to contact Miranda or me, we’d love to hear from you! )BabyLock HortLogo K Tag1 Stretch Yourself Week 2 Review + Madeira Serger Thread Giveaway

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54 Comments

  1. LindaC
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    This has been a great series. I love sewing with knits and use a BabyLock serger which I’ve had for years. I would love to try these new threads in those colors.

  2. Rachel
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    I loved reading your series on sewing with knits! I stumbled upon it and read the posts all out of order (late at night, I admit). I would love to read another series that you would create. Thanks.

  3. Jess Z
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Those are two colors in the baby quilt I just started on! Can

  4. Katie H
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Cute!

  5. marseille
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    i’d love that beautiful thread!

  6. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    Oh the wonderful things I could create!!

  7. Megan D
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks for doing this series! And, I’d love some thread :)

  8. Posted January 19, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    It’s been a great series and I’ve learned a lot! I would love to have some serger thread in those colors :)

  9. Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    those colors are so fun – – would LOVE to win!

  10. Sara
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    What a wonderful giveaway! Buying nice, coloured serger threads is something I’ve always wanted to do but could never justify. They add such a lovely (fun!) touch to handmade clothing! And the colours? Salmon and mustard? Amazing!

  11. Hannah
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    LOVE these colors and would love to win! Thanks!!!

  12. Posted January 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Currently I’m sewing knits and only knits so I’ve really enjoyed your series. How cool you’re giving away 4 cones of such pretty colors!

  13. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Madeira threads are very hard to find in France. Will you ship here please?

  14. Posted January 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    What a great series! Thank you so much. I am really loving the salmon color!

  15. Posted January 19, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Ooh I can always use more serger thread!

  16. Clover
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    What a great series and giveaway thank you!

  17. Julie
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Thanks for the great series and the info.

  18. Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I would love to break out of my finishing inside seams only serger mode. Love those thread colors!

  19. YAM B Fan
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Wishing you the best for the gift you have given so many–can’t imagine how you’ve pulled this off! I know this thread will be so appreciated by its lucky winner.

  20. tanya
    Posted January 19, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Wow, with this series I have had the courage to sew knits.thanks I would love to try that neat thread.

  21. Posted January 20, 2013 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance! This would soo come in handy right now. I’m in need of new serger thread for something I’m making. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  22. Teresa
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Love the thread colors! Thanks for this series!

  23. Jillishness
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous colors – crossing my fingers I win! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful series!

  24. Peri
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Love the colors

  25. Deana
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful thread… would love to add some to my supply stash!

  26. Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait til the next series! This is more fun than a sewalong! (Which are absolutely awesome btw) sooo many new projects to make! Thanks for all the tips! And yeaaasas I’d love that thread!

  27. Donna Rae
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    I just posted that I needed some new thread colors on the post about the book. How awesome is that! Love these colors.

  28. JennyLyn
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your great info you share. i would love some new thread!

  29. Hayley
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great series!

  30. Stephanie Keime
    Posted January 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous thread

  31. Posted January 21, 2013 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing your ideas and tutorials. They’re very helpful for those of us who want to do more but for whatever reason can’t take classes or go to school for fashion design. I’d love to have some free thread. I’m on a limited budget (disability) and sometimes thread is a downright luxury. I was fortunate to be able to stock up on fabric before I got sick but I don’t always have the thread I need. Have a great week!!

  32. Sarah
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Thanks for all the great posts these last two weeks. I tackled my first shirt using only my measurement! It turned out incredible:) I’m going to attempt leggings next, we will see how it goes. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Michelle
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the informative series. I have way more confidence know sewing knits.

  34. Amy U
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Mustard is my favorite color. How fun!

  35. Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    always need more thread!

  36. Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been enjoying this series and would love to be entered in the contest. Thanks!

  37. Linda
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Salmon is a great color!

  38. Posted January 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win these. I’m hoping to get the Diana serger soon.

  39. Posted January 21, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    such cool colors!!!

  40. Posted January 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Oh I need this thread! I use salmon and yellow all the time! I currently only have white, black, grey and purple. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Sherri
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    I would love to win this thread. So far I’ve only used maxi lock. Would love to experiment with different brands. Thanks for a great series.

  42. Misa
    Posted January 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Great series– it has inspired me as I rediscover sewing. Would love to win some fun thread- I’d use it on a printed maxi dress.

  43. Susanne
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Permalink

    Hey Miriam, what a great series! I just wanted to say thank you for this wonderful inspiration. In fact I am about to try out your “draw a Tee-pattern from measurements” Tutorial today – already took my measurements and have the design all schemed up in my head (its going to be a long-sleeved tee in dark grey/greenish viscose jersey with neckband and cuffs from red geisha jersey that I have leftover from a project for little P.)

    LG (sorry, there is no good translation for this German greeting out there (I just feel like this is the greeting that fits best) – it spells out “Liebe Grüße” though if your inclined to try to find out yourself), Susanne

    PS: Off I go into my basement (where the sewing machines and the fabric is waiting…)

  44. Kristie
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Would love to win this! I tackled a skirt using your skirt tutorial, and it came out great, except for the hem. I would have just left it a serged edge, but I had navy blue threat, not black! Thanks for the awesome series on knits.

  45. Heather P.
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    I just got a serger for Christmas and would love to have some new thread!

  46. Mary
    Posted January 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    These knit tutorials are fantastic. Will I be able to save them, or find them on your blogs for future reference?

  47. Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Don’t mind if I do! ;)

  48. Jennifer
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Thank you sooo VERY much for this series. One knit top and one dress done, … more to come.

    • Posted January 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

      OH man, I LOVE to hear success stories!! I’m so glad!

  49. Vanessa
    Posted January 23, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    This has been a lovely series to read — and with impeccable timing, as I am pulling my serger out of the closet to do much overdue sewing (thanks, grad school, for interrupting my sewing!).

  50. Posted January 24, 2013 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    i only own black, white, and gray serger thread. would love to win this. thanks so much for hosting this fantastic series!

  51. Db
    Posted January 24, 2013 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Love this series….. Knits scare me but not so much now

  52. Emily
    Posted January 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Would love the thread!

  53. Posted February 26, 2013 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Got my thread a couple of days ago. How wonderful it is!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity. Now I’m going to put it to use on something for spring.

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