September/October Contest

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If you haven’t visited the forums then you may not be aware we have been running a crafting contest.  The topic is Fall and there are two entries and we need your help to pick the winner.  The two entries are:

Yurtle with a Thanksgiving centerpiece for a charity auction

  

and Boomtail with a knitted, lined bag.

 

The winner will get their very own tshirt showing that they won!

So head over the the thread here and vote on who you think should win.  http://crafthackers.freeforums.net/thread/110/vote-winner-fall

Because we haven’t gotten a lot of participation in contests we are going to take a two month break.  Contests will get a small revamp and be back in January.

-Toni


Quilt Block of the Month – Block 3

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Welcome to the Craft Hackers Quilt a Long (courtesy of fab shop hop!)

Month 3 will have you making your third block, the candle.

Candle

This is an intermediate level quilt. If you don’t have a lot of basic quilting skills you probably don’t want to attempt this quilt or you may get frustrated. The quilt a long will stay posted so if you are learning to quilt you can always come back and join at any time, even if we are finished!  Please post your squares as you finish them so we can cheer you along!

Even though I am posting a square a month I don’t want anyone to feel pressured that you must finish the block within a month. This is a relaxed quilt a long that you can complete at your own pace. Although anyone finishing their quilt during the quilt a long time will be featured in a special blog.

The finished dimensions are 72″ by 72″.

Just to remind you, here is the finished pattern:

So to get the pattern for the candle, head over to the forums and pick it up here:

http://crafthackers.freeforums.net/thread/109/2014-15-quilt-block-month

-Toni


Craft Hackers Crafting Contest

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Congratulations to Eliste who created this fantastic quilt top that reminds her of summertime.

She won her very own shirt that proclaims she is a winner!

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Would you like to win a shirt of your very own?  Enter our next contest and you could win one too.  Our next monthly crafting contest is all about the Fall.  So get your crafty thinking caps on and enter a craft that reminds you of fall over here: http://crafthackers.freeforums.net/thread/98/september-october-contest-2014

-Toni


Craft Hackers Quilt a Long

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Do you or anyone you know quilt?  Craft Hackers is going to hold a Quilt a Long through the forums.  It will be a block of the month format with a Halloween theme.  This is what the finished pattern is going to look like:

The list of materials is going to be posted August in the forums.  Each month a different block pattern will be posted and everyone will be encouraged to post their blocks which we will share here on the blog.  There are 12blocks in total and then the finished blocks will be assembled and quilted the last month.  The quilts will be finished just in time for Halloween 2015!

So tell all of the quilters you know and join us over in the forums in August.


Congratulations to BigDaddyWiz

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BigDaddyWiz won our first craft contest we held in the forums with his awesome cross stitching.  He included the following with his submission:

I recently have been playing Earthbound (originally for the SNES) on my WiiU. I always enjoyed the quirkiness of the game and when one becomes homesick you need to call Mom to feel better. This particular quote is received in a text box during a conversation with an NPC at the shopping center you visit. I thought it fit perfectly with the contest. I threw the main character Nes, his Mom, and a phone into the box and stitched it all up!

He won his very own t-shirt that will proclaim the world that he is a winner!  Want one of your own?  Make sure you enter our July/August challenge with something “summer” themed.  Your submission does not have to be a particular craft.  As long as you make it yourself within the time frame it is eligible.

Want some awesome Craft Hackers merchandise for yourself?  You can now purchase t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, and tote bags of your very own that sport the Craft Hackers logo.  We are also updating the store with some great crafty items as well like this one:

So check out the store over at http://www.zazzle.com/crafthackers.

-Toni


May/June Contest

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If you haven’t visited the forums then you may not be aware we have been running a crafting contest.  There are two entries for our first crafting contest and we need your help to pick the winner.  The two entries are:

Yurtle with a shawl she made that reminds her of her mother.

and BigDaddyWiz created a cross stitch using Earthbound characters to show you need to call your mom to feel better.

The winner will get their very own tshirt showing that they won!

So head over the the thread here and vote on who you think should win.  http://crafthackers.freeforums.net/thread/61/vote-winner-mothers-day.

Upset that you missed this contest?  Don’t be!  The next contest for July/August is already underway.  Check out the thread over here.  http://crafthackers.freeforums.net/thread/62/july-august-contest-2014

-Toni