Jacquelynne Steves

Sew Along Day is coming!

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I hope you will join me for my first ever live Sew Along! On Saturday, January 10 (that’s just over a week away), we’ll be “meeting” via Facebook, Instagram, and here on my blog. This will be a fun day of sewing to catch up on the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month. Or maybe, you are already caught up, but you’d like to make some extra blocks. Maybe you haven’t even started yet and you need a little kick in the butt gentle persuasion to get you going.

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Our little sewing event will take place from 12 noon til 4 pm EST (that’s 9 am til 1 pm Pacific time, and I believe 5 pm til 9 pm in the UK). Of course, feel free to start your sewing early, or keep going once the Sew Along is over… We will have prizes every hour. Really good prizes. Like this:

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You will be able to post photos of your progress so we can see what everyone is working on. Also, if you have any questions, or if you’d like to offer any tips to other participants, this would be your chance! There will also be some other fun “surprises” along the way!

To participate on Facebook, follow along and post your photos and comments on my page here.

To participate on Instagram, post your photos using the hashtag #CatchingUpSewAlong and mention me @JacquelynneSteves

To participate here on my blog, just show up here on the 10th! Remember you’ll have to refresh the page frequently, as I’ll keep adding information, photos, etc. to the post as we go along.

(Please note that I will not be supplying specific patterns for this event- this is your chance to work on your Block of the Month.)

Next week, I’m going to post a recipe for a slow-cooker dinner, so you can put it together on Friday night and then just sew all day on Saturday, and at the end of the day have a yummy dinner as your reward :)

I have to admit that I’m a little nervous about hosting my first “live” event- What if we have insurmountable technical issues? What if no one has fun? What if no one comes??

OK. Deep breaths. It’s going to be fine. It’s going to be fun!

Thanks to our sponsors, Henry Glass Fabrics and Aurifil thread!

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Hope to “see” you on January 10!
PS- a couple of you have asked about time zones. We will be starting at noon on January 10, New York City time (EST). You can go here to find your particular start time for your location.

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31 Comments

  • Posted January 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Jacquelynne for a very delicate Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM it is beautiful and I look forward to the next blocks.I like the idea of so many ways to make it. The blocks can be finished so many ways Pillow tops, table runners and wall hanging.

  • Susan
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    It’ll be fun!!!! Hope to join!!! My blocks are cut out! Now to stitch!!

  • Posted January 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    too much fun to miss!! Ill be there too!!

  • Sylvia Mathis
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I DON’T KNOW HOW TO POST A PICTURE OF MY WORK. I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT COMPUTERS. I ENJOY YOUR QUILT BLOCKS. THANKS FOR SHARING THEM

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 5, 2015 at 8:58 am | Permalink

      Sylvia- you will have chances to win prizes, even if you don’t post your photos :)

  • Karen
    Posted January 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I will be there…I did all my cutting today, and printed off all the patterns for the applique. I’m ready to go. I have finished 3 mini quilts that need quilting…that’s what kept me too busy to get this started so I am very much looking forward to sew day….woo hoo

  • Posted January 3, 2015 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    I suspect many more than you imagine will show up! I am finished with two blocks, so I could use the time to catch up a little. Thanks!

  • Tammy Muscato
    Posted January 3, 2015 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Have no worries, I’m sure lots will show up and it will be loads of fun!! I can’t wait! Have a great weekend <3

  • Cecilia
    Posted January 5, 2015 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m one of the ones who need “a little gentle persuasion”. LOL. I hope to start on my blocks this week and I’m looking forward to Saturday to finish up. Thanks for the encouragement and the patterns.

  • Posted January 5, 2015 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I will join in!

  • Susan Salyards
    Posted January 5, 2015 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to Saturday. My quilt group, the Pine Creek Quilters, is having a sewing day from 9 AM to 5 PM EST, and many of us are participating in your BOM so we’ll follow along and post some photos throughout the day. I, for one, plan on doing some catching up! Cheers!!

  • Chris c.
    Posted January 5, 2015 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Grrrrrrrrrr. My maxhine locked up today and have to take it to be repaired. Don’t k ow if I will get it back it time.

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 6, 2015 at 9:05 am | Permalink

      Chris- maybe you can catch up on all your cutting that day? Then at least you’ll be all ready to sew when you get your machine back.

  • Shannon
    Posted January 6, 2015 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    my fabric for the BOM is on its way. I hope it gets here in time for this event!

  • Posted January 7, 2015 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea! I would love to join in … I am in the UK so it’s a fun evening activity and I’ve been planning on doing the blocks (amongst other things). Does that mean I get to shop for more fabric? :-)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 8, 2015 at 9:12 am | Permalink

      Yes, Alison- any excuse to shop for more fabric!!

  • Anne
    Posted January 7, 2015 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    You just continue to Amaze me..Anne

  • Faye Dunshea
    Posted January 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    I am yet to start my BOM, so would like to join in on Saturday (Sunday here in Australia) but not sure of time difference.

  • Moyra Myburgh
    Posted January 8, 2015 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    This will be wonderful. Please advise time living in South Africa.

  • Ruth Sunday
    Posted January 8, 2015 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Will be sewing on Saturday – well Friday too. I have 4 projects with an end of February deadline and they are somewhat complex. So I need to finish those before starting anything new…Finish Up. That’s what I will be doing.

  • Alcea Rosea
    Posted January 8, 2015 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Just what I need, an excuse to cut and sew. I will join you from the U.K. Thank you.

  • Gale
    Posted January 8, 2015 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    My poor printer is out of ink, so I may get my blocks done on Saturday, but the applique may have to wait. I need to catch up on two blocks and look forward to joining the group for the sew along. Thanks for hosting.

  • Myrna
    Posted January 8, 2015 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne,
    It will be 4am Sunday morning here in Geelong, Australia. Not sure if l will be up in time
    to join you there in the USA. Have fun everyone.
    Cheers Myrna from DownUnder

  • Marilyn Robichaud
    Posted January 9, 2015 at 6:53 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the instructions re Block #3. I must have ignored the previous instructions.

    I just love the Blocks but am a little bit behind with them.

  • Marilyn Robichaud
    Posted January 9, 2015 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    I just love these new blocks and can’t wait to get going further with them. Block #3 is just beautiful. Thanks for your patience and guidance!!

  • Posted January 9, 2015 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I just love these Sew Sweet Simplicity blocks and cannot wait to get started again on these soon.

  • Posted January 10, 2015 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Had to print off my patterns so I can start this . Thansk for having a Catch-up day!

  • Anne
    Posted January 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Made the chicken..came out delish.. serving it on both rice and elbow macaroni. .sprinkled with grated cheese. Really good. Tx for the recipe. Gonna go back and work on sew sweet block..Anne

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted January 10, 2015 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Anne- hope you are having fun today and glad you liked the recipe!

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