Monday, September 16, 2013

patchwork, please! zakka along 2.0: ipad cover {plus a giveaway}

Hello, happy Monday to you all!

Welcome to my stop on Patchwork, Please! Zakka 2.0 sew along. I love all the wonderful projects in Ayumi's amazing book Patchwork, Please! and I'm so excited I get to share my version of I-Love-My-iPad Quilted Cover with you this week.


As usual, Ayumi's  instructions for this ipad cover were well written, clear, and easy to follow. My main problem, I must say, was to decide which fabric I wanted to use.


At the end, I decided to go with some of my very favorite scraps and made a small patchwork surrounded by Essex Linen in gray for the front of the cover.


 I also added some hand quilting to outline the patchwork and used a patterned linen for the back of the cover.


 Oh, I do so like the combination of small patchwork, linen, and a little bit of hand quilting.


My absolute favorite thing about this cover, however, must be the addition of this handy-dandy pocket to hold the cord. So very clever, isn't it? Hopefully now I won't have to turn the whole house upside down looking for the cord every time I need to charge my ipad :)


 All in all, this was one fun, quick, and easy project to work on and not only is it pretty, it's practical and useful, too. Totally a win - win and I would highly recommend giving it a try. 

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this giveaway is now closed

Now for the giveaway

Our wonderful sponsors for this week are:


and here's what you can win if you leave a comment on this post:

• 5 Aurifil sample packs
• fat 1/8th bundle of fabric plus a fun sticker from Form & Fabric
• charm sample pack from Pellon


Mr. Random and I will draw the winner on Thursday (Sep. 19th)

But wait, that's not all!!!

Join in the Zakka Along 2.0 and link up your finished project over at Debbie's blog to win 1 yard Pellon 987 fusible fleece plus  this wonderful bundle of fabric from Imagine Fabrics.


Thanks so much for reading and good luck everyone. Svetlana

112 comments:

  1. Oh cute! I am waiting on Mr Mailman for my copy of this book. I can't wait to try out some of these projects

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  2. Yes this looks like a brilliant project! I love your hand stitching detail - lovely!! Fingers crossed in your giveaway!!!

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  3. I also love the lil pocket on this project! Yours came out beautifully with all that hand stitching and scrappiness!

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  4. What a super iPad cover. I love your choice of fabrics and the linen should be hardwearing :)

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  5. yours is so pretty - love the fabrics you chose :-)

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  6. Svetlana, again you did a great job! I especially like the mini-patchwork from scraps. And thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing giveaway!

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  7. I think I'm going to have to get this book - I've seen a few makes now that are really lovely! Your iPad cover's fab! The pocket is a great addition. :-)

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  8. I have this book and am saving it for when winter sets in. I have stashed my fabric away and am looking forward to bad weather!.

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  9. Oh! Just heard of this book now!
    But it looks really inspiring, maybe I have to get it. :)

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  10. Love your ipad cover Svetlana! Patchwork, linen and handstitching! Perfection! And practical too! I really need to make one!!

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  11. One montht till my birthday and this book is right on top of my list! And winning some Aurifil would be awesome too, so thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  12. Svetlanko, mas to nadherne usite. Ten patchwork na predni strane je opravdu super! :) Vcera mi manzel daroval knizku Ayumi, takze uz se take rozhlizim, co driv... ale je tam toho tolik! :)

    A dekuji za krasnou giveaway :)

    Mej krasne dny! Jola

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  13. Love the iPad cover. I've just received the book and it's on my to do list!!

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  14. So cute!! My ipad needs one of those...

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  15. I think that's the perennial problem with these zakka projects - choosing the perfect fabric! I think you chose well though :o)

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  16. Cute Ipad cover - thanks for sharing.

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  17. I love that IPad cover. Thanks for the chance

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  18. Wow! What a giveaway, thanks.
    Love the I pad cover!

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  19. I love Patchwork Please! And your i pad cover is so adorable.

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  20. Love your iPad cover! I'm definitely adding it to my list :)

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  21. lovely! thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Your cover looks really great, such a pity I don't need an iPad cover :) Should find someone to give it as a present to have an excuse for sewing it :)
    And thank you for the giveaway!

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  23. I have just discovered your blog and enjoy it very much. We have similar tastes. I would surely love to win a give-away!

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  24. Yes, the pocket for the cord is genius!! Love your cover:)

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  25. Your i pad cover is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Always can use more thread, great giveaway. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  27. I couldn't stop at one...I made two, one for my son and one for his girlfriend for their Kindle Fire. Now I need to make my own! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  28. I really love the iPad cover! and thread is always on my list!

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  29. Cute! Love the fabrics you chose for the cover.

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  30. The ipad cover is super cute! I love how the pink trim pops against the gray. :)

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  31. Love your I-pad cover and all of the little details, a wonderful job.

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  32. I love your cover, so pretty. My favorite colors, LOL.
    quilting(dash)lady(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  33. Wow, I love this cover!! Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  34. So cute! Having a cord pocket is key -- so many iPad cover patterns forget that necessity!

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  35. Your iPad cover is so cute! Well done!

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  36. I love that cover! I just got my 1st tablet so I need to get on making one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. absolutely adorable.........I love Zakka

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  38. I really like your pink snap! I don't have an iPad or tablet but I'm thinking of augmenting the pattern to fit something else. That little pocket is just too cute not to try.

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  39. This is so lovely, but of course my favorite part of the whole shebang is the green Briar Rose. :-D Thanks!

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  40. I love your iPad case. How clever to add a pocket for the charging cord. That would be great for traveling!

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  41. lovely case. I have this book on my Christmas list and am loving all the zakka along projects being posted. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  42. Pretty cover! Love the pink with the grey. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  43. for sure, I love the small blocks on the front especially the mini van.. so adorable, it's hardly find fabric .. make this project looks more awesome!!

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  44. I love the fabric you used, it is so pretty.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

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  45. I think I need to make my daughter this for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Such a happy, pretty case, Svetlana!

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  47. Great iPad cover... love the pocket for the cord. Great giveaway, too! Thanks. thriftstorecrafter at yahoo dot com

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  48. What a cute iPad cover - I'm digging for fabric right now!

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  49. What a fantastic ipad cover! I love the patchwork and fabrics! Thanks for sharing and hosting the giveaway!

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  50. I really like the fabrics you chose - soo pretty! And thank you for the chance to win!

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  51. Cute! Wish I had an ipad to love. :)

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  52. Lovely! Your addition of a scrappy piece to the cover is perfect, Svetlana and I love the sweet fabrics you chose. What a pretty way to protect your Ipad!

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  53. Oh how fun! I just received this book the other day and read it cover to cover finally deciding upon which project to make (the iPad cover) and then funnily enough today I ran across your photo on Flickr! I just love the patchwork you've added to your cover - it's just perfect. Thanks so much for hosting such a nice giveaway!

    Mari-Ann
    (Rockislander)
    PS: Not sure if this is open to international folks, but if not I can also provide a US address for mailing in the rare chance I win. :)

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  54. Great Ipad cover! Love the colors! Great job!

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  55. This is so cute... I really am hoping to get to make one this week. I just can't decide what colors to use!

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  56. I loved this when I saw it on flickr, I still love it.

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  57. I didn't think thread brand made much difference until I tried aurifil - thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. You cover is so cute - patchwork is always best when you have a problem deciding on the fabrics. Thanks for the give away!

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  59. Very cute! Love that little patchwork front!

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  60. i love that little pocket, thanks for the giveaway

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  61. Awesome cover, awesome giveaway!

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  62. Been looking for a pattern like this for a while. Thank you for pointing the way.

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  63. I've been looking forward to doing this one, and I may even have to get an iPad to put in it!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway as well.

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  64. Very cute and useful. Love your fabric selections.

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  65. Very cool. Will be putting this on my todo list

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  66. What a sweet little project- I adore the fabrics you chose.

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  67. Beautiful!! Love the patchwork block on the front!

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  68. Your cover turned out great! I love the hand quilting along the patchwork front.

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  69. Love that you used a button and not velcro. and I love the patchwork cover too.

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  70. Beautiful work! I was thinking grey and pink color scheme for my version of this project and just love how yours came out! Thanks for the post.

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  71. Your IPad case is so pretty. I'll be stitching away on mine soon!

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  72. I love that iPad cover! The little inside pocket is so clever.

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  73. I love your iPad cover; it is stunning! Thanks for the chance rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

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  74. Yours turned out adorable...I always love pink and grey and add the red and turq, swooon :-) Thank You!!!

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  75. I hear you -- linen, tiny squares and hand stitching are an unbeatable combination. So lovely.

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  76. I've been watching for a great IPad cover and I think this is it. Thanks, now I need to go get busy.

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  77. I absolutely love the combination of linen and those delicate patchwork squares. This is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to make one!

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  78. You did a beautiful job! I love the fabrics you chose.

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  79. I love all the projects I have saw in this book. Cant wait until my book gets here. Thanks for sharing

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  80. Love the little patchwork squares!

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  81. I love this iPad cover. It's cute and practical. This book has so many great projects. I'll have to rush out and get this book. Thanks for the chance to win.®†

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  82. Great choice of fabrics. That pocket is a real plus; keeping track of cords can be a challenge. I'm loving the projects that everyone is doing on this hop. Thanks for a chance to win the marvelous gifts.

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  83. great fabric choices for this ipad cover!

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  84. Looks lovely, but doesn't the maggnetic snap affect the iPad?

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  85. Now I'm going to have to buy the book, have been thinking about it for awhile and I know this ipad cover is perfect for my niece. pompomquilts@hotmail.com

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  86. I love your color/fabric choices for the iPad cover.

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  87. Love the idea of a high-tech device getting a homespun look for its cover. Beautiful work!

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  89. Really cute iPad cover, and the giveaway includes my favorite thread, Aurifil. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. Great iPad cover up! Beautiful creation you did :-)
    Great give away!

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  91. Yours is the sweetest Ipad cover I've seen yet! LOVE the patchwork and the hand quilting.

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  92. Brilliant cover! I really need to buy this book - I'm loving all the projects I've seen online!

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  93. Please pick me! This amazing giveaway could be a blogger-present for my b-day!

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  94. I love the colors you used in your ipad cover

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  95. Hey, I'm comment #100! This project is beautiful, Svetlana. I like those fabrics paired with the gray, and especially the two x's you handquilted with your running stitch (I think that's what the stitch is called but I'm not sure.)

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  96. Very nice IPad cover. I recently bought Patchwork Please and can't wait to make some of the projects. Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. Nice job on the iPad cover, it's so cute. Would love to win some Aurifil thread so I can try it out.

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  98. Your creativeness continues to inspire!

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  99. I think I need to get my hands on that book! Have seen so many cute projects from it....

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  100. Love this blog and you choice of fabrics!

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  101. Would love to try out Aurifil thread. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  102. I love everything about it, Svetlana! The little patchwork and quilting are the cutest! and the grey gingham, oh my, love it!

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  103. The patchwork you added to this is so adorable, Svetlana! Beautiful job!!

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  104. Your patchwork is so cheerful and pretty!

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    1. wonderful bundle of fabric from Imagine Fabrics.

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  105. These iPad covers are so adorable! I definitely have to try to make these myself. The patchwork is so unique and beautiful. How long did it take you to make these?

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