Originally, I thought this would be a fun activity for Sewing Buddies to do together, but the more I mulled it over, the more I wanted to open it up to everyone! So, for your Monday evening enjoyment, a QUIZ. Sewing Buddies: you have extra incentive to participate–read on for details!
I should let you know: I am a raging nerd. This is likely no surprise to the vast majority of you. As a nerd, I love to challenge myself. Jeopardy? Huge competitive sport in my house. Trivial Pursuit? We actually have family rules and individual handicaps (like: my mother and I are no longer allowed to be on the same team–too many sore losers, I say). So a quiz a la Pioneer Woman? I am all kinds of down with that.
To Enter & Win
The rules are pretty simple: first response with all the correct answers wins! To open it up to as many folks as possible, I’m actually choosing THREE winners (again, similar to how the Pioneer Woman does her quizzes): first response with ALL the correct answers wins; first PAIR of Sewing Buddies who BOTH give all correct answers wins (Buddies must each answer individually; I’ll keep track of who belongs with whom); and one response will be randomly selected from ALL responses for a wild card win. If you’re keeping track, that makes FOUR winners total. (And: This is not a math quiz.)
Answers should be left in the comments. Please, only ONE entry per contestant. You will be able to see your own answers, but everyone else’s will be hidden from view until after the quiz is completed and the winners announced (keeps it more interesting, you know). Quiz is open until Tuesday evening at 7 pm EST; winners will be announced Wednesday here on the blog.
I may have mentioned my book. It comes out in a scant four weeks (jubilee!), and I am anxiously awaiting a shipment of copies from the warehouse as we speak. These are my baby, and I won’t be handing them out all willy-nilly. Gracious, no. But I WILL bestow them upon the worthy, which is to say, upon winners!
The first response with all correct answers wins a copy of Stitch by Stitch. The randomly selected response with all correct answers wins a grab bag of fat quarters from my very own stash–8 fat quarters in all. The Sewing Buddy pair who both answer correctly first will each win BOTH–one copy of the book plus a bundle of fat quarters. Woot! Go, Sewing Buddies!
OK, y’all. This is going to be seriously fun. Ready? Go!
- Tim Gunn, the marvelous man who most of us know through Project Runway, is most famous for what phrase, frequently uttered to contestants on the show whose designs are struggling?
- The picture below is of what TYPE of sewing machine (not brand, but type)?
- Name the Big 4 sewing pattern companies (y’know, the ones that are available at the big box stores, not independent pattern brands).
- Most of us buy fabric off a bolt, where the fabric has been folded in half before being rolled on the cardboard. What is the OTHER main way fabric is available, ie NOT double-rolled on a bolt?
- In a quilt, there are usually three layers: the patchwork layer, the backing, and the layer in the middle that provides the loft. What is that middle layer called?
- What animal body part(s) do archaeologists recognize as the earliest hand sewing needles? Name any and all you can think of.
- What is the standard seam allowance measurement in American sewing?
- What rule of thumb tells you when it’s time to change your sewing machine needle?
- On a sewing machine, what is the name of the machine part that holds the fabric down against the feed dogs?
- Name one way to prevent the edge of fabric from unraveling.
- True or False: Basting stitches are your longest straight stitch, and are temporary stitches used to hold a sewing project together before the permanent stitches are put in place.
- Who is credited as the inventor of the modern sewing machine?
- What type of stitch is pictured below?
- True or False: Bias tape is a heat-activated adhesive used to hold a hem in place while stitching. It is removed either by laundering or with a spray bottle of water.
- The project below, an example of a traditional pattern called Grandma’s Flower Garden, was created using what patchwork technique?
Good luck, everyone!