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Dress Factor Competition, A Charm Swap and Some Funny Stuff

Oh hey, did you register for the rainbow FQ bundle giveaway? And Manic Monday Linky Party is still open too!

Ok, first I have to tell you about this SUPER cool competition from The Sewing Directory:

The Sewing Directory have teamed up with Abakhan Fabrics, Hobby & Home to bring you The Dress Factor!  They are looking for people to submit their designs for a summer inspired garment, bag or accessory using fabrics from the Abakhan website.

Five of the designers will be chosen to make up their designs with free fabrics from the Abakhan fabrics website. The winner will get a brilliant Janome Memory Craft 5900QC (RRP. £799) and the 4 runners up each get a £50 Abakhan Fabrics voucher.

All you have to do is follow a few simple guidelines and send your design in – you don’t even have to make it! Well, not until you’re chosen as one of the five. 😉 All the information is available on The Sewing Directory website – so go check it out!

I also wanted to mention a split complementary swap I’ve joined on Sew Sane Jane – it’s a 5″ x 10″ charm swap, where you buy one yard each of red-orange, green and blue and get back a whole big bunch of them. It’s based in the States but is open internationally. It will make a lovely, happy quilt. I’m probably going to just sew mine together and let the fabric shine. I think there are about 10 places left, so if you want to join, leave a comment on the post and Becky will help sort you out! 🙂

And last but definitely not least, if you missed the Sewing Summit Advice post on Katy’s blog, you should go read it now. Danny from Mommy For Reals answers a nervous participant’s questions about American food. It’s bloody hilarious.

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