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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Art Gallery Fabrics Giveaway and A Free Pattern

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you! First off I have a new FREE PATTERN on my website. It's called the So Long Suitcase Bag and it's, quite frankly, gigantic. And for the upcoming Christmas season, just perfect. A wonderful college student gift (just think of all the laundry it will hold.) To pick up after the kids in the car. Or for toys. Or line it with laminated cotton and use it as a beautiful car trash container. Or, and this one is good, haul Christmas presents to Grandma's house with it. It could hold a huge art project. Of course you will look really skinny holding it as a purse. And finally try it as what it's titled: a little weekend suitcase.
Needed supplies include: 1 1/4 yards main fabric, 5/8 yard accent fabric, 1 1/2 yards lining fabric, 3 yards Peltex sew-in weight stabilizer and 3 magnetic snaps. Download your copy of the So Long Suitcase Bag here. Shops, this pattern is free for you to print and kit! It prints out as a pattern, not a tutorial. If you sell the So Long Suitcase Bag, either as a pattern or as a finished bag, please credit Lilac Lane LLC.

So on to part 2 of Happy Thanksgiving, which is a giveaway sponsored by Granma's Treasures. This is the first time I've ever used Rafflecopter for a drawing, so crossing my fingers! Up for grabs is 3 yards of beautiful, silky Art Gallery fabric and 3 Lilac Lane patterns of your choice. There will be one winner chosen at the end of the giveaway. Good luck! Happy Thanksgiving!

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Love,
xoxo

57 comments :

Unknown said...

Thanks Melissa! You must have seen my college freshman trying to drag all her stuff home for the long weekend. I think I'll hit the fabric store today and whip up one of these this weekend!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Corinne

Cheryl Gomez said...

What a nice pattern!

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a fabulous big bag pattern! Looks like it comes together pretty fast too!

Missy Shay said...

The bag looks great! Thank you for the chance to win the fabric and patterns! missysaprons@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I'm downloading this pattern, it looks awesome! Its the perfect size for a weekend trip. I'll make one and then tell the hubs we have to take a trip so I can use it. ;)
Thanks for the giveaway chance!

cpup40 said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. It's a perfect size for a weekend getaway. I hope everyone out there has a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. Thank you for the chance to win.

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

thanks for a chance )

Elizabeth said...

I'm a college student and that bag would be perfect! Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gill said...

Thanks for the great pattern! it looks as though both of your girls would fit inside!!

LJ said...

Thanks for the pattern. I've dnlded and took a minute to check the pattern out; wonderful! I'm thinking it'll be perfect when I load it down with all my sewing stuff when I head out for class!

Regina said...

Oh what a great bag!!!

robertkaye said...

Would LOVE to win! Thank you for the chance!

Amanda Kaye Grant
robertkaye

ShirleyC said...

Thanks for a chance to win! Great bag!

Chelsee Joy said...

Awesome giveaway :) Thank you

Joyce said...

happy thanksgiving. I never thought of making one this large but it would be handy for many things.

Mom2RyandSis said...

Looks like a fun pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

What a cute bag!

Deanna said...

I love Art Gallery fabrics. They really are silky.
Thanks for the giveaway!

debbiekl said...

Fun Pattern! Thanks for sharing.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thank you for the So Long Suitcase pattern!

OhioLori said...

Love your So Long Suitcase pattern!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! Wooohoooo!

Thanks too, for chance to win your drawing! :)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Kristy said...

Very nice! Thank you! :)

sandyandcosmo said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Gina said...

It is so nice of you to share the pattern. I am always on the lookout for bags and totes. The size of this one will suit many needs!

Kathryn said...

Thanks Melissa, I'll give the pattern a try using something from my stash!

Lisa Marie said...

Your suggestion to carry the giant bag as a purse so you look really skinny cracked me up! Thanks for the smile and the chance to win. Have a great Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for the free tote bag pattern. This would make a great Christmas present. Also this is a wonderful giveaway. Love your blog and your great ideas!!!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the great pattern & thanks for the giveaway.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very fun giveaway! I love the pattern. And the fabric is gorgeous!! Thanks!

Sallie said...

Thanks for the pattern and giveaway!

Martina said...

Thanks so much for this pattern! Have to try it!

Carrie P. said...

very cool bag!
thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

pbs.seams said...

Have just the fabric for the suitcase, thanks for such a great pattern.

Dix said...

YOur bag is cool. Thanks to you too.

Lisa Cox said...

That is one huge bag. It would be great for carting around quilting projects. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mimi said...

The bag is a-mazing!!! Love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win this sweet giveaway!!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Oh my, that suitcase bag is so huge and so adorable!

Deb - debyeo at hotmail dot com

craftytammie said...

so long suitcase! i love it!

Bev C said...

Hello Melissa,

Boy oh boy that bag is huge, just perfect for taking away on holidays.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Dawn said...

Cute bag! Thanks for the pattern.

Great giveaway, too!

Happy Thanksgiving.....

Cheryl said...

Thanks a bunch for sharing your bag pattern and I hope to win so I can choose more of your great patterns.

Beth said...

That's really kind of you, to allow shopkeepers to print up a copy of your pattern to include with a kit. The generosity of that brightened my day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

fenna said...

happy thanksgiving!!

sandyb said...

That has to be the cutest picture and the bag is Adorable.

Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving.

ELNM said...

Thanks for a very generous giveaway, and for the terrific pattern - what a great gift idea!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Pat V. said...

wow, that's a big bag!

barbara woods said...

great giveaway thanks

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the chance to win some Art Gallery fabric.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I can see that this 'suitcase' could be useful for more then just laundry, how about when we want to show off the quilt we just finished? I think it would fit. And many other things. I could put many stocking stuffer gifts in there for sure. Thank you for a wonderful visit and a chance to win.

pizzaeater said...

I love the fabrics that they carry. I want me some fabrics.

rutigt said...

That´s really some big bag :) Think of all the sewingproject you can carry with you in that!!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Debbie said...

Very cool bag! I would love the fabric to make it! thanks

Jenny said...

Thank you for the bag pattern Melissa and chance for some fabric from patty!

The Hungry Crafter said...

You can never have a bag too big!!! :)

Mom C said...

Fun bag, great fabrics. Thanks.

~T~ said...

A suitcase like that shouldn't get lost at the airport! Fun!

Nancy M. said...

I am so making this bag tomorrow. Thanks.

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