Monday, September 3, 2012

Design-It-Yourself Giveaway Challenge

Today is our first 
Giveaway Challenge!  

Here is how it works: 
Below is a supply list and FREE instructions on how to make a project.  We want YOU to tell us what products from the Martha Pullen Online Store you would use on your supply list to create this piece.  Be as specific as possible because at the end of the week, one lucky person will win all the materials they listed so they can make this project!  Leave your answers in a comment below.

From Precious Baby Daygowns:

Round Yoke Collection

NOTE: Please read through all 

directions before beginning. 

Supplies (as listed in book)
1/3 yard lavender mini check gingham (60" wide)
2-1/4 yards 5/8"-wide edging lace
Light purple decorative machine 

embroidery thread

One white plastic child's hanger
Sewing machine with embroidery 


White lightweight thread for 


Lightweight tear-away or water-soluble stabilizer for machine embroidery
Basic Sewing Supplies

Check purchased hanger for fit and adjust 
pattern as needed.

Embroidery Designs
The machine embroidery on this project may be created using one of your machine's lettering selections or using Monogram Wizard software, available from Martha Pullen Company. The selected design measures 1-9/16" x 3-7/16".

If you prefer to embroider the hanger by hand, write the chosen name in script and complete the embroidery using a stem stitch. Refer to the Stitch Library on page 116 for hand embroidery instructions and illustrations.

Trace a full pattern piece onto tissue paper and transfer all necessary markings. 

From lavender gingham, cut the following:
One Hanger Cover for back
One rectangle 8" x 16" for embroidered front
One ruffle strip 1-5/8" x 2 yards (strip may be pieced)

From edging lace, cut a 5" strip for the top opening of the hanger cover.


1. Fold the 16" x 8" gingham rectangle in half vertically and horizontally. Mark the center of the rectangle (Fig. 1).
2. Trace Hanger Cover on rectangle, centering marks. Mark 1/2" seam allowances inside previous tracing. Your embroidery design must fit inside the seam allowance markings (Fig. 2).

3. Choose a font and letters using monogramming software or built-in embroidery machine font. If you are not sure if your design will fit in the area provided, make a template prior to embroidering the gingham fabric. Refer to the technique, Creating an Embroidery Template. NOTE: If your machine does not have embroidery capabilities, hand embroider the design of your choice or write the name in script with a wash away pen and hand 


4. Stabilize, hoop, and embroider the design referring to your embroidery machine manual.
5. Remove stabilizer and press gingham on wrong side on a padded surface.
6. Retrace Hanger Cover on rectangle, if necessary, centering embroidered design, and cut (Fig. 3).

1. Right sides together, sew hanger cover front to back on one side only with a 1/2" seam (Fig. 4). 

Press seam allowance open.
2. Pull the uppermost heading from a 5" strip of edging lace and refer to Machine Heirloom Techniques, Lace to Fabric to stitch the lace to the hanger top, adjusting gathers to fit.
3. Refer to Machine Heirloom Techniques, Lace to Fabric, and stitch the remaining edging lace to one long edge of the gingham ruffle strip.
4. Straight stitch (L=5.0) 3/8" from unfinished long edge of ruffle strip and again 5/8" from un-

finished edge.

5. Pull gathers up to fit ruffle strip to lower edge of hanger cover (Fig. 5).

6. With right sides together, stitch ruffle strip to lower edge of hanger cover (L=2.5) with 1/2" seam. Trim seam allowance to 1/4". Zigzag, overcast or serge stitch seam allowance. Press ruffle away from hanger cover.
7. Right sides together, stitch hanger cover front to back on remaining side, catching lace and ruffle strip in stitching (Fig. 6). 

Turn and press. Insert hanger. 

Now, comment below what YOU would use in your supply list from Martha's Online Store!

*Total not to exceed $200*


  1. I would use the following products:
    Cotton swiss flannel in white, 2 and 1/4 yards of L-176/734/IV, Monogram from Martha Pullen's Creative Monogram Software, Floriani Stitch and Wash Tearaway Stabilizer, glass head pins, wash away blue marker, Havel's Fabric Scissors, Havel's Embroidery Scissors, No. 60 white thread, Sulky light blue embroidery thread 40 weight, white bobbin thread, size 80 universal needles.

  2. I would like the lavender gingham and matching ruffled trim

  3. Okay, here's what I would absolutely love to make this project with, now that I've dreamt it up, I just might have to get it if I don't win!

    Precious Baby Daygowns - Round Yoke Collection-book
    5/8 yard- Believe Fairy Toss Pink
    Baby Piping - Gingham Pink
    2 1/2 yards 5/8" wide-Swiss Edging 2 5/8" - Pink Flowers
    YLI Pearl Crown Rayon-Pink
    12" Padded Satin Hanger
    Mettler Quilting Cotton Thread-White
    Floriani Heat N Sta Light Fusible Tearaway
    Glass Head Pins
    Gingher Designer Scissors - Sonia
    Havel's Embroidery Scissors - Curved Tips
    Clover Magnetic Pin Caddy - Purple
    Universal Mixed 70 & 80
    Omnigrid - Fold-Away Cutting & Pressing Station
    Sewline Trio and Sewline Storage Box
    Seam Ripper
    Clover Thread Tweezer
    and if it can be added: Martha Pullen Creative Monograms Software

  4. Here is what I would purchase from Martha Pullen's store: 1/2 yd Martha's Heirloom Batiste lavender, 2 1/4 yd French Lace Edging (L-2/88/) 5/8", Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles (size 75), Schmetz Embroidery Needles (size 75), 200 glass head pins, Floriani Stitch N Wash Tearaway Stabilizer, cotton bobbins white, Mettler thread 100% cotton white, Gingher 8" Emily dressmaker shears, Gingher embroidery scissors, Martha Pullen Creative Monogram Software. Such fun!

  5. My supply list for this project:
    Precious Baby Daygowns - Round Yoke Collection-book
    1/3 yard Sis Boom - Jodi Green
    2&1/4 French Lace - Edging (L-15/2023) 7/8"
    Martha Pullen Creative Monograms Software
    Floriani Perfect Stick 20in
    Mettler Thread (60wt) large
    YLI Pearl Crown Rayon-Pink
    Schmetz Embroidery Needles (size 75
    Havel's Embroidery Scissors - Curved Tips
    Omnigrid 6.5 x 24" ruler
    Sewline Trio
    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles (size 65)
    Thank you

  6. I'd use the following to make this project:
    Precious Baby Daygowns book
    1/3 yd. Swiss cotton sateen
    2-1/4 yds. French Lace (L-15/2026)
    Madeira Tanne thread
    Floriani Stitch N Wash Tearaway Stabilizer
    Havel's Embroidery Scissors - Curved Tips
    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles (size 65)
    Heirloom Classics III embroidery designs
    12" padded hanger
    Baby piping cordSwiss Insertion 5/8" - White - 1 yd.
    2 yds 1/4" silk ribbon - heirloom pink

    Can't wait to see who wins this wonderful prize!!!

  7. 1/2 yard lavender mini-check SKU F-MCK/ (not sold in 1/3 yard )
    2 1/4 yards 5/8 inch edging SKU L-124/265
    Light purple embroidery thread Sulky assortment bag SKU N-SULKY
    White bobbin thread prewound SKU N-Bobbin/
    White regular sewing threadd Mettler SKU N-MET/LG/
    Floriani Wet N Gone SKU N-FGONE/F
    Glass head pins SKU N-GHP/
    Tiger tape SKU N-TIGERTAPE
    Fabric glue stick SKU N-CADSTICK
    Water erasable fine-line marker SKU N-WATER/FINE
    Needles Schmetz SKU N-EMB and SKU N-UNIV/MIXED
    Monogram Wizard Software package SKU N-MWP
    Gingher dressmaker scissors SKU N-G2205-P

  8. This is what I would use to make this project:
    1/2 yd. Ice Blue silk dupioni (got a little extra than directions call for since this fabric is only 45" wide)
    2 1/4 yd. 5/8" wide edging L-124/14345
    60 wt pale blue Mettler thread for construction
    Machine Embroidery CD Parisian Alphabet by Anna Griffen
    50 wt. Mettler silk finish white thread for machine embroidery (or rayon thread)
    Floriani Dream Weave Fusible stabilizer

  9. Precious Baby Daygowns - Round Yoke Collection book
    1/2 yard- Linen/Cotton blend in Medium Periwinkle (it's not as wide as the fabric called for in the book)
    Baby Piping - Solid White
    2 1/2 yards Tatting (T-26)
    Gingher Designer Scissors - Sonia
    Needles -- Sharps
    Glass Headed Pins
    I'd be doing the embroidery by hand.

    What a fun idea! Thanks. :)

  10. To make this project I would need:

    Precious Baby Daygouns - Round Yoke collection book
    1/2 Yard of Imported Handkerchief Linen - Baby Pink

    2 1/2 Yards L-15/2026 Edging Lace
    Floriani Stitch and Wash Tearaway
    Sewline Gift Set and Storage Box
    Collins Glass Head Pins
    Martha Pullen's Creative Monograms Machine Embroidery CD

    What a fun idea. How neat to see what everyone would do. I have gotten so many great ideas.

    Thanks so much, Linda Perkins

  11. My supply list would be:
    Precious Baby Daygowns -Round Yoke Collection book
    1/2yd of Silk Dupioni Stripe Beige
    2.5 yds of L-176/734/IV French Cotton Lace Edging
    Beige decorative machine embroidery thread
    12" padded hanger from MPco
    Sulky Tear Easy Stabilizer
    MP's Monogram Wizard Software

    ....and now that I have my list made, I seriously think I might have to make this and show it on my blog! :)

    Laurie Anderson

  12. I would make this to accompany a girl's Christening gown I am planning. The gown will be made of white Swiss Nelona with a pink slip of Martha's Heirloom Batiste. It will be a long bishop style smocked in a white geometric design with pink flowers and green leaves.

    *Precious Baby Daygowns-Round Yoke Collection book--pattern
    *Fabrics-1 yd White Swiss Nelona and 1/2 yd. Martha's Classic Cotton Pink under the Nelona to provide a shadow effect like the Christening gown this hanger would accompany. (Extra Nelona is for making the bottom ruffle.)
    *2.5 yds of French Lace - Edging (L-2/9872) 3/4"
    *12" Padded Satin Hanger N-12

    *MP Creative Monograms Software--would use monogram from the set shown in ad with the floral letter 'G'
    *Machine embroidery Threads-Mettler's Favorite 40 Color PolySheen Thread Organizer-using colors white(letter), pink, pale pink, pale yellow, pale green
    *Schmetz Embroidery Needles Size 75 N-EMB/75
    *Floriani Stitch N Wash Tearaway
    *Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive N-KK
    to adhere fabric to stabilizer for embroidery
    *Longer Double Curved Embroidery Scissors N-HEMB/DBL/CUR

    *Madeira Thread (Tanne 80 wt.) White N-TANNE
    *Water erasable fine-line marker SKU N-WATER/FINE
    to trace pattern and mark embroidery placement
    *Schmetz Sharp Needles Size 60 N-SHARP/60
    for construction
    *Schmetz Topstitch Needles Size 100 N-TOP/100
    to pinstitch the lace edging to the ruffle

    Would love to win!
    Alicia Flint

  13. I am working on a christening gown for my friend's first granddaughter. A monogrammed hanger would be the perfect addition to the gift.

    My supply list would include:

    Precious Baby Daygowns - Round Yoke Collection book
    1/2 yard of Martha's Favorite white handkerchief linen
    2.5 yards of S-24062 Cross Swiss edging
    1 yard white entredeux S-ENT/W
    Martha Pullen Creative Monograms Software
    Floriani wet and gone fusible stabilizer
    12 inch padded satin hanger
    Mettler threadN-MET pale pink thread

    1. You are our winner! Please email your full name, mailing address & phone number to! Congrats!

  14. I would make this hanger for a child using the following fabulous fabrics

    Sis Boom Fabric by Jennifer Paganelli SKU JP-42FUCHS 1/4 yard
    Frill would be in mini check cotton hot pink SKU F-MCK/ 1/3 yard.
    Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles (size 80)SKU N-UNIV/80
    200 Glass Head Pins SKU N-GHP
    Gingher Designer Scissors - Sonia SKU N-GSONIA
    Gingher Pinking Shears SKU N-G7PSHEARS
    Mettler Thread (60wt)SKU N-MET/ in pink to match fabric
    Wash-A-Way Thread SKU N-WASH
    Water Erasable Marker - Fine SKU N-WATER/FINE
    Sewline Gift Set SKU N-SEW/GIFTSET
    Seam Ripper SKU N-SEAMRIPPER/S
    Stiletto (Silver)SKU N-STILETTO/S
    Needles - Sharps 8 & 10 SKU N-HAND/
    1 1/2 yards of hot pink ric rac to add to bottom of frill
    2 yards of pink satin ribbon to cover hook and add bow
    12" Padded Satin Hanger SKU N-12HANGER

    Thank you for the opportunity to express my creative thoughts on this hanger.
    Lorraine B

  15. I wasn't sure where to post this to enter this giveaway--so, it's in two places (sorry)!

    My goodness--this is like a fairytale!! In a perfect world I would love:
    1) The Precious Baby Daygowns Book
    2) Martha's Creative Monograms software
    3) Baby Pink Elegance fabric
    4) French Lace white (L-15/2022)
    5) Floriani Heat N Sta Light Fusible Tearaway Stabilizer
    6) Sulky Thread Box-Classic I
    7) Madiera Thread--ecru
    8) Sewline Gift Set
    9) Havel Snip Eze
    10) Combo Brass Threader needle case

    Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity!!