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register for the 2013 summer stitching club



Whether you're traveling, hanging out at the beach or poolside, taking in a ball game, or sipping some iced tea between activities, this summer, take some time to do some relaxing embroidery! The Wild Olive Summer Stitching Club is made for both calm and busy schedules, and it will leave you with a project to remember the summer of 2013.

It's a combination of patterns, project and class, all rolled into a club!

Each week in June, July, and August, club members will receive a tiny embroidery pattern to stitch, for a total of 12 summer-themed patterns. Each motif is less than 2 inches, and is designed to fit on a paper-pieced hexagon. These hexagons will fit together with more hexagons, and when summer ends, you'll have a mini-quilt wall hanging or table mat! Don't worry if you've never made anything like this before, because complete instructions for making hexagons, and assembling the mini-quilt will be provided.

When you purchase your club membership, you'll be able to download the welcome PDF immediately. In that PDF you'll find the complete supply list, plus instructions to get started on hexagon-making. Each pattern PDF will be emailed to club members on Mondays, starting June 3rd.

summer sneak peek

I'm keeping the patterns a secret for now, but I've been sharing a few peeks and glimpses here and there as I stitch away. You can expect to stitch sunny, picnic on the beach, kicking back poolside sorts of things.

The cost for the 2013 Summer Stitching Club is just $8.00. And although the club is now getting started, whenever you join, you'll receive the complete collection of patterns and instructions.

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I'm looking forward to a summer of stitching, and I hope you are too! If you have any questions, please ask in the comments, and I'll answer below.

Thanks, and happy almost summer!

34 comments:

  1. OOOOH!!! THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!

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  2. Yay! I signed up and ready to go get supplies in the next couple weeks!! So excited...thank you!!

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  3. This looks fabulous. I love your blog and know only basic cross-stitch, not embroidery at all, but might finally get up the courage to give it a go this summer!

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  4. Cool! Looking forward to it. I've already been making hexies and they are so addictive. :)

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  5. oh no. i must add $2.00 to my checking account. so i can take advantage of your early-bird deal. so cute.

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  6. Are there any particular fabric colors you recommend? I always have such a hard time choosing fabric.

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    1. In the welcome PDF that you get when you sign up, I show a sample layout with the colors I'll be using: two shades of yellow (prints) for the center hexagons, a teal blue for the outer hexagons (solid), and orange for the binding (print). My back is still undecided, but I'm hoping to find a pink to match my embroidery floss.

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  7. For those who haven't embroidered or tried English Paper Piecing you must join in the fun!! I like smaller prints for the hexagons then you can get all the cuteness in!! I stitched some at the beach today so you can take this craft anywhere!! Enjoy!!

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  8. beckysews [at] hotmail.com

    For some reason I have a secondary e-mail for google. And when I tries to fix it all goes haywire!

    Becky

    Thanks to Lisa Kramer-Leggett for alerting me to your alert! :)

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  9. I'm excited to get going...I'm signed up and am ready to get to work! I just know this is going to be adorable! :)

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  10. I want to sign up! But I've never embroidered before. Ever. I've been wanting to try it for some time, though. Are beginners welcome?

    -Jamie
    www.sweetpeaandpoppy.com

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    1. Of course! Check out my Embroidery Basics series (see the sidebar for the link) to get started. Back stitch and faces are all you need to know (you could go without the faces, but I think they're terribly cute!).

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  11. This sounds like so much fun! Just one question: is it $5 per month or for the whole summer? Thanks for the great ideas and patterns!

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    1. It's just $5 for the whole summer!

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  12. I think I might try this! I've only ever cross stitched, but I really like this idea :)

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  13. I just signed up and am excited to be part of this!

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  14. Kirstin4:55 AM

    Just signed up and very excited - the welcome PDF is great - really detailed. Can't wait.....

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  15. This is going to be fun Mollie! I look forward to gathering the supplies and starting my hexies. Thanks for making this class and for making it so affordable. I hope I can keep up! :)

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  16. My mom and I are going to do this together! So excited for a fun goal for the summer!

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  17. Can you tell us the yardage we need of each fabric?

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    1. Linen: Most linen is wide, so with a nice straight cut, 1/8 yard
      Color A: 1/8 yard
      Color B: 1/8 yard
      Color C: 1/3 yard (technically, a fat quarter should work. if it's not perfectly even, slightly smaller squares can be cut)
      Backing: 1/2 yard
      Binding: 1/5 yard (technically, 1/6 yard should work, but because cuts aren't always straight, I recommend having the larger cut done)

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  18. janice miller8:21 AM

    I just signed up and can't wait to get my supplies and get started! This will be a great addition to my sewing and crocheting projects for the long, hot Arizona summer! I haven't embroidered in yrs., hope it all comes back to me! Thank you!

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  19. Hi mollie!!! I have just signed. Already I have desire of started now. My English is not very good I expect not to have problems to follow you. kisses from Barcelona

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  20. Anonymous5:56 PM

    I just signed up using my kindle fire. The welcome Pdf will not open is there away to access it once I get on my computer? Thanks.

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    1. You should have an email waiting for you with a link to the file. If for some reason you still can't get it, let me know and I'll send it manually.

      Thanks so much for joining the club!

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    2. Harmonie3:31 AM

      Got it. Thank you so much. Looking forward to starting on Monday!

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  21. quero participar...claro que quero!!!!!

    abraços de MF

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  22. Mollie,
    I just make payment and print as the first instructions.
    I'm eager to start ....
    Not mastered the English language, however, I have done the translation of the instructions for the Portuguese and hope to start as early as next Monday ....
    A big hug here from Portugal,
    Maria Filomena
    FilomenaCrochet Blogspot.pt.

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  23. Hi I am Oriel from New Zealand and I have just signed up and looking forward to the project, we are going into winter so sewing summer designs is going to be great - will help me through the winter months!!

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  24. I stumbled on this quite by accident after reading a post on Feeling Stitchy, and I couldn't resist signing up! I love embroidery, but I've been letting it slide in favor of chores lately. This should be the perfect way to jump start my stitching for the summer.

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  25. Just curious....what happened to the start of the Stitching Club on Monday? You haven't mentioned it this week.

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    1. I'll definitely be mentioning it again, I just didn't want to talk about it TOO much here. But we did start! Did you get the first pattern in your email? If not, let me know and I'll resend it.

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  26. I am totally going to sign up for this! I just have to wait until Tuesday when the paycheck fairy visits...

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