A Blog Tour and Chance to Win

11 Dec 2009

Hey Everyone,

Do you like to sew? How about read blogs? Then check out this blog tour and hop on board for a chance to win a copy of one of these new books. Hurry--it starts today!


The Sew Liberated and I Love Patchwork Double-the-Fun Blog Tour: 2 Fabulous Sewing Authors, 2 New Books, 2 Weeks ‘til Christmas!

Interweave is thrilled to announce the publication of two new contemporary sewing books: Rashida Coleman-Hale’s I Love Patchwork: 21 Irresistable Zakka Projects to Sew and Meg McElwee’s Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist. To celebrate in style, Meg and Rashida are hitting the Internet highway on a double-author blog tour. Follow the schedule and see gorgeous pictures from their books, learn more about their design personalities, gain a chance to win free copies, and more!  During the tour they’ll also be giving us a glimpse of their home studios and creative environment on the Studios blog, and at the end they’ll wrap it up with a designer-to-designer conversation with each other on their personal blogs, http://www.sewliberated.typepad.com and http://www.iheartlinen.typepad.com. If you’re not already following their blogs, bookmark them now and visit often. We can’t wait for you to get to know them better.


Want to be a part of the tour? Here’s a fun giveaway open to all bloggers! Leave a comment with your blog address on Rashida’s blog or Meg’s blog on Friday, Dec. 11 (the blog post with the tour schedule). On Monday, Dec. 14 at Noon EST each author will randomly draw one person from the comments to receive a complimentary copy of their book, which Interweave will air mail out. The winners will then have the opportunity to interview Rashida or Meg and post their interviews on January 4, 2010 as the capstone post of the tour.


Follow The Sew Liberated and I Love Patchwork Double-the-Fun Blog Tour at:


Friday, Dec. 11:               Meg on TrueUp.net (interview)

Saturday, Dec. 12:          Rashida on “In the Studio with Cate” (studio tour)

Sunday, Dec. 13:             Meg on “In the Studio with Cate” (studio tour)

Monday, Dec. 14:           Rashida on TrueUp.net (interview)

Tuesday, Dec. 15:           Meg on Apron-iCity.com (interview)

Wednesday, Dec. 16:      Rashida on Fabric Shop Network blog (interview)

Thursday, Dec. 17:          Meg on Grosgrain Fabulous (book review and giveaway)

Friday, Dec. 18:               Rashida Twitter event – Noon EST on Twitter with @iheartlinen

Friday, Dec. 18                Meg on Living Life as Art (interview, review, and project)

Saturday, Dec. 19:           Meg on CraftyPod.com  (book review)

Sunday, Dec. 20:             Rashida on Zakka Life (book review)

Monday, Dec. 21:            Meg on Craftsanity (podcast interview)

Monday, Dec. 21:            Rashida on Craft Critique (interview and book review)

Tuesday, Dec. 22:           Rashida on all buttoned up (interview)

Wednesday, Dec. 23:      Meg on maya*made (interview)

Thursday, Dec. 24:          Designer-to-Designer: Rashida and Meg interview each other on

     http://www.sewliberated.typepad.com and



Monday, Jan. 4, 2010:    Blog Tour Winners’ Posts - to be announced

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I Love Patchwork! 21 Irresistible Zakka Projects to Sew

Availability: In Stock
Was: $24.95
Sale: $16.40


Create sophisticated patchwork projects in the popular Japanese zakka style of the art of seeing the savvy in the ordinary and mundane by combining linen and print fabrics using simple quilting techniques.


Sew Liberated 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist

Availability: Out Of Stock
Was: $24.95
Sale: $17.76


Sew Liberated is the first how-to book of its kind to resurrect the art of appliqué for today's generation of sewists looking to imbue their work with creative style.


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on 11 Dec 2009 10:18 PM

Give a big welcome to today's guest blogger Rashida Coleman-Hale, author of I Love Patchwork: 21

on 29 Jan 2010 11:28 AM

Give a big welcome to today's guest blogger Rashida Coleman-Hale, author of I Love Patchwork: 21

on 13 Sep 2011 5:20 PM

Until July 2008, Meg McElwee was a Montessori teacher in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Mexico. McElwee