Pencil Roll Pattern

on Oct 24, 2008 in Sewing | 9 comments

I’m so excited to have this new Pencil Roll pattern out in time for holiday gift making. It ONLY happened because of the awesome group of testers that volunteered:

Tami – Lemon Tree Tales
Anita – Bake and Sew
Katrin – Grey&eugen
Louisa – knittylou on Flickr
Simon – Simon de Klerk
Jill – ZanderManda on Flickr
Sarah – greenclogs
Michele – Calico Daisy

An absolutely fabulous group of women. I’m once again blown away by the inspired creative talent and professionalism of the people I have the pleasure to meet in this amazing blog world. I’m grateful for the outstanding feedback, clever ideas, serious work ethic, and tireless patience they all showed through the process. The quality of the instructions reflects the care they all contributed. Thank you!!!

So how does this pattern vary from the versions that appeared in Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors? The pattern includes instructions for both a 24-pocket version AND a 12-pocket model. Lots more illustrations and more verbose text with sewing tips for the tricky parts beef up the content of the instructions. More space for more detail. Yay! Based on a feature request from my own girls, you’ll find an optional safety-flap design too.

A reminder on pattern shipping: all single patterns always ship for the low price of $1 for US customers. Additional patterns are less. I LOVE carrying a ton of independent pattern designers in the shop. I wanted it to be easy to pick up a single pattern without robbing the kid’s piggy bank to pay for shipping.

Are you tired of giveaways? Me neither, let’s do some more!

The great thing about this giveaway is that you’ve already entered (yippeee!) if you’re a commenter in the past month, a Pink Chalk Fabrics newsletter subscriber, or a Pink Chalk Fabrics customer. The winners are:

Commenters: MamaChanga, Jeni, muralimanohar, Rashmi, Kyrie

Newsletter Subscribers: Grian, Carlie, Maria, Vicki, Eleanor

Customers: Stephanie, Dee, Heidi, Laura, Nicole

I’ll be sending e-mails to you all letting you know about the win (I didn’t want to publish full names of subscribers and customers).

Congratulations! Have a fabulous weekend everybody!