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_Tag

54 Comments

LindaC

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.

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Rachel

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.

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Sara

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!

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O! Jolly!

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!

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YAM B Fan

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.

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tanya

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

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Haylee

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!

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Jillishness

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

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Kristonlion

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!

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Donna Rae

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

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seamstress60

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!!

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Sarah

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!

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Michelle

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

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Melissa

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!

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Sherri

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.

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Misa

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.

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Susanne

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…)

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Kristie

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.

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Mary

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

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Jennifer

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

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Vanessa

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!).

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krist

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

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seamstress60

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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