Monday, May 12, 2014

Giveaway Day: Pleated Apples Quilt Pattern

If you are new to my blog, welcome! We are a new blog trying to bring pleats into the quilting world.

If you like the wonderful look of beautiful pleats, then this is the place where you can find inspiration, patterns and helpful hints once a week.

(On Sundays, because I like to relax and sew on Sundays.)

Pleated Apples Quilt Pattern
www.prettypleatquilts.blogspot.com
But today, you can win one of my brand new patterns of pleats! I am offering one free pattern of my Pleated Apples quilt. This makes a great baby quilt for either a boy or girl in its vibrant fabric and cuddly minky.

Pleated Apples detail of the pleated blocks. Fun textures and colors for a new baby!
www.prettypleatquilts.blogspot.com


If you don't win, you can buy it at Etsy.

In the comments, tell me why you love pleats for your chance to win. Open to winners worldwide!




The contest is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered!
The winner is #7!

Thanks! I've wanted to use pleats but have been intimidated thus far. But it would make a great texture for a baby blanket! My baby daughter would love it :)

34 comments :

nib said...

pretty

StitchinByTheLake said...

My niece is having contractions a I type. :) That means it's time to make a baby quilt and this would be a perfect one! blessings, marlene

Desiree said...

pleats are just fun because they add that extra bit of texture. Fingers crossed :)

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Amy Forkner said...

I love the texture that pleats add to any project

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sandyandcosmo said...

Pleats make things interesting!

Margaret said...

I have never used pleats but really love the way it makes things look

Andrea said...

Thanks! I've wanted to use pleats but have been intimidated thus far. But it would make a great texture for a baby blanket! My baby daughter would love it :)

Susi said...

This is so gorgeous!!! xoxo

jellybean said...

I love the pleats they make your project very tactile love it

Wild Irish said...

I'd love to try pleats as with everything else it will be a challenge.

Toohey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have loved pleats since middle school where our school uniforms included knife pleat skirts. Just so much fun to wear. I don't usually add them to things, though, since they are difficult. Maybe I just need to learn a better way!

Sallie said...

Because they are tactile and crisp.

Sandra said...

Pleats reminds me of pleated skirts that were worn in the old days. They always looked so prim and property and the pleats always stayed in place. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win a free pattern for Pleated Apple Quilt. I have a great grandson that needs a new quilt and this is really cute.

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Bonnie58 said...

Gorgeous quilt. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing

Sarah said...

Very interesting, I've never seen anything like it! sarah@forrussia.org

Richard Healey said...

I dont love but I dont hate pleats. But I have never made any. Would be interesting to give it a try.

Mokki said...

I use pleats quite a lot when I'm making purses. I've never thought of using them in a quilt. I like pleats because they add volume and texture and can make solid colours look really interesting. Your pattern looks great and innovative with those pleats.

Havplenty said...

Pleats are classic. I had several pleated skirts back in the day. I still have my Pendelton wool pleated skirts.

Jess said...

I love pleats because they are a neat and tidy way to add a finishing touch. They also are kind of geometric with the sharp lines.

(I've been told I'm a little OCD!)

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Rocksteadyemme said...

i would totally give this a try!
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Kathy H said...

Such a great baby quilt to add those interesting textures.

aus_chick said...

I like the extra dimension they provide :)

Tawny said...

I used to work at a dry cleaners when I was a teenager and my favourite thing was to press the pleats in a heavily pleated skirt. The crispness of them gave me such satisfaction. Okaaay... that was totally random, but it's what first popped into my head when I thought about pleats. :D

MrsV said...

I made an apron with a box pleat on the bottom, and I just loved the look. I feels a little more grown-up/modern than ruffles to me.

Shanny said...

I don't have alot of experience sewing pleats. I do like how thick it would make the quilt... and for a baby that texture is lovely!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Can't say I have ever tried pleats - very effective!!

Lady J said...

I have never tried pleats, but I love the look of them. So cute to add them to a quilt

Danette001 said...

Pleats are just so cute and original! Thanks for the chance to win.

WhoMom said...

Your pleats look like great fun to try. I love the red you chose for the quilt.

Cynthia Weaver said...

I used to put pleats in skirts, but would never have though of putting them in quilts! What a good idea! Thank you for giving this prize!

sue said...

I like pleats for the extra dimension and depth they can bring to a quilt. :)

Tara G said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! The real question is, why wouldn't I love pleats?! ;) They add great texture, visual interest, and fun!

Crickets Corner said...

I would never have thought to put pleats in a quilt. What a great idea. Wouldn't they be beautiful in an heirloom baby quilt with lace, smocking and embroidery? Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I love pleats as they can make a plain item more interesting!

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