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Congratulations to our lucky winner: Elizabeth Griffin of Alvarado, TX! Here is her Scariest Sewing Tale, drawn at random from all our entries:
One late night, while home alone, I was sitting and hand piecing a 2″ block quilt. I would sew rows while I watched tv, this particular night it was a horror movie I was watching. As the scary music played I felt something touch the back of my head. I quickly turned around but nothing was there. My heart was pounding, it happened a second time, still nothing there. It happened a third time, I am ready to run out the door but I notice my cat’s ears barely poking above the back of the chair. I waited till she popped up to touch me again and said the game was over. Finished watching the movie and pieced a few more rows.
Happy Halloween! We’ve donned our favorite witchy hat and are celebrating with candy corn (You either love it or hate it, right? We love it!) and a Frighteningly Fun Great Giveaway just for you!
We’ve collected a Spooky Mystery Box full of fabric cuts, pattern books, thread, and clever notions. And we’ve cast a special spell over the contents, so there’s no telling what wonderfulness lurks inside.
To enter to win, leave us a short comment below sharing your “Spookiest Sewing Tale.” Was it the time your tangle of thread formed a spider web design? Maybe it was when you turned your back for just a minute and your patchwork rearranged itself into a Broken Star? Or perhaps it was something spookier still!!
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My quilt hand binding on the corners is truly frightening. Lol, I have been youtubing it but still so frightening. So don’t look at the back of my quilts that I’m finishing. My Mom started many projects before she passed so I’m finishing them. I’m sure she will haunt me for the current one I am binding. At least now I know what Not to do next time. Yes it is that scary.
My daughter was selected to go to Girls’ State in Florida. The night before she was supposed to leave we were packing her suitcase when she said, “Oh no!” In fine print the dress code for the week was business attire, of which she had none. Quickly, we sifted through my well stocked fabric shelves and we pulled out a pattern for her that we could mix and match. I spent the entire night sewing 2 suit jackets, skirts, AND slacks. The horror on her face from the night before was all tears of joy the next morning.
When my fabric was pulled into the machine.
My first quilt was such a spooktacular disaster – I had to take it apart and sew it twice….
So, the only spooky sewing story I have is that my mother sewed and quilted as well as about any other needle craft you can name. She was truly gifted. And when she passed away, I was so heart broken, I didn’t sew a stitch for nearly 10 years, although I had always been an avid sewist. My best friend and helped me clean out my family home and get it ready for market. Now, please bear in mind that my best friend has never successfully sewn on a button. She has no clue how to do rudimentary sewing repairs,… Read more »
I’m not sure it was spooky, but it was certainly messy making my daughter’s Halloween costume last year – fleece, faux fur, and ribbons! The year before that was a giant velvet cape, so I decided to tame the spookies and got my machine professionally cleaned after all that!
my spookiest sewing tale was when I had bought some Halloween fabric and set it on the sewing table when later that night, I opened the door to the sewing room to make sure I unplugged the iron and that fabric glowed I jumped back before I realized the darn fabric glowed in the dark
I like to sew my quilt bindings on the main floor of my house so I can watch TV and sew at the same time. While sewing, I heard footsteps upstairs in my sewing room. I actually heard someone walk across the floor upstairs. After a few minutes I got up my courage and I went upstairs and looked everywhere but there was no one there. It’s never happened since.
My spookiest sewing moment happened when I decided (for the first time ever) to block a Halloween wall hanging. I had spent A LOT of time creating and machine quilting this masterpiece. I laid it out, got it really wet and watched in horror as the black in my cheap backing fabric began to bleed through to the front! When I tried to blot it dry, more color came through. There were tears and panic, of course this was late at night. Every thing looks better in the morning – thank goodness it was a Halloween quilt, it added an… Read more »
When I was a new sewer, I was making pajamas for my kids. I was setting in the sleeves on one pajama top, it was late at night, I was tired from a long day of keeping up with my darling, wonderful, lovely but very busy children. I rushed to get both sleeves set in & then I went to bed. The next morning, the pajama top looked like a fabric tube. I couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong when I realized that in my exhaustion I managed to sew both sleeves into the body of the shirt!… Read more »
My sister in law went to buy a house. When they got into the basement she stopped and looked around and she said she was a bit shaky. She asked if the couple who lived here died down in the basement. The relator was surprised. He said why yes they both died down here. The husband was found dead at the bar with a beer in his hand. The wife was found dead over her sewing machine. The cause of death was not discovered.
The scariest moment was when I was sewing a memory project for a client and the dog came through and laid on my pedal. I could not get her off fast enough as the needle just kept working away in the WRONG direction. I had to carefully unsee everything and work my way back through to fix the project. When working with treasured memory items I’m always afraid something “spooky” like this will occur!
My scariest moment always is when I made some wrong stitches in my sewing machine, I don’t know why, but my husband always visit my sewing room exactly when I’m ripping my mistakes and always says “you love this”… Always!
Scariest was applying binding on a Halloween quilt.
I once discovered that a large spider web had formed between my machine and the desk lamp sitting next to it. Yikes! I guess I had left my sewing projects idle for too long..
Have not had any really scary moments sewing, other than making spooky mistakes like sewing directional fabric upside down~:>
I free motion quilted my shirt to the back of my quilt.
After giving my daughter my first ever hand appliqué quilt, her dog chewed a hole about six inches across rightin the middle
It is so fun to make thing for people or craft sales. So many people enjoy getting a home made item. Makes there gift so much more personal. Thank you and Happy Stitching
My “sewing room” is on our screened-in porch. One night after dark I was there sewing when the motion detectors on our back yard lights suddenly turned on all the outdoor lights. I was alarmed, thinking there was a prowler near our house. When I turned to look, I saw a very startled-looking coyote standing in our yard. Needless to say, I was very relieved it was not a human intruder.
My scariest moment happened one night when I was home alone, watching a horror movie. I was hand piecing a 2″ block quilt while I watched tv. As the scary music played on the movie, something touched the back of my head. I quickly turned but nothing was there. It happened a second time and by now my heart is pounding. When it happened the third time I was ready to run out of the house but when I turned to look I saw the very tops of my cat’s ears. She was perched on the shelf. I sat watching… Read more »
Not very scary, but great fun making a teddy bear costume for my 4 year old! The weather however was scary! Sleet and wind ! We all went any way and had a great time !
When learning to sew, I decided to make my daughter’s Halloween costume. It came out really well, and was featured in our local newspaper. Now I love sewing, and am keen to continue learning!
I was putting the last few stitches in the binding of a Halloween quilt. We lost power. The collection I was working with started glowing!
The lights completely went out, including my sewing machine. BOO!