Welcome to the second to last blog tour stop for Deploy That Fabric, by Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs. Today we are sharing the chance to win your very own copy of the book (see below for details), as well as a tote bag. Jen Eskridge has been sewing her whole life and holds a degree in apparel design. She publishes quilt and sewing patterns through her company, ReannaLily Designs, located in Andover, Kansas. Her husband was with the US Air Force for 10 years and is currently on Active Duty in the KS Air National Guard.
We love that Jen starts off her book by thanking our military service members. Her book includes many tips and tricks for recycling military uniforms into 23 different projects, including accesories, home decor, as well as holiday and baby items. This is an idea that we have featured on our blog before; one of our KQ employees made a quilt and tote out of her husband’s military uniforms. Jen does mention one key aspect in her introduction—to make sure you ask your service member first before sneaking garments! If you are wary about cutting into their uniforms, or perhaps need more ‘fabric,’ look around at area thrift stores.
Deploy That Fabric shows you how to combine the military uniforms with both camouflage fabrics as well as your favorite fabric styles (bright and bold, contemporary or traditional)! Jen also includes tip for deconstructing uniforms, dealing with different weights of fabric, washing and pressing, as well as sewing and quilting techniques. With Jen’s help, you’ll be able to make something to commemmorate a service member’s dedication to our country.
Would you like to win your own copy of Deploy That Fabric and a Camo Quilt-Eco Messenger Bag? Post a comment below, and you’ll be entered! Be sure to check out the last stop on the blog tour (True-Up) tomorrow for another chance to win! We will choose our winner Wednesday afternoon, so comment before then to enter!
**Update: We have chosen our winner, and will let you know this afternoon who won a copy of Deploy That Fabric!