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The winner of our giveaway is lucky commenter #36, Mimi, who said:

I would love to see this bag in deep jewel colours. Thanks!

The folks at Rick Rack: Thread Therapy for Sewers continue their series of online workshops featuring well-known sewing experts.

This time, it’s Bari J. Ackerman presenting A Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag.  This beautiful bag can be found in her book, Inspired to Sew.

In the workshop, she’ll walk you through the construction, helping you learn how to:

  • – create a zipper placket;
  • – piece and sew patchwork;
  • – create inside and outside pockets;
  • – make ribbon rosettes;
  • – make and attach bag handles;
  • – line a bag; and
  • – construct a handbag

Registration for The Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag class is $59 for U.S. students and $69 for international students, and includes:

  • – an autographed copy of the book, Inspired To Sew;
  • – how-to video demonstration starring Bari J. Ackerman;
  • – project instruction sheet with step-by-step color photographs;
  • – 15% off discount coupon from Fabric.com; and
  • – a supply list.

A less expensive registration option is also available if you don’t need the book.  The class package without the book is $35 for U.S. students and $45 for international students.  Registration is open now through July 20, 2011 at http://www.virtueradionetwork.com/rickrack.htm.

The Giveaway

We’ve got a free registration to give away to one lucky Craft Gossip reader.  To get yourself entered, just leave a comment on this post answering this question:

What would be a pretty color combo for a Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag?

I’ll pick one commenter at random to be the winner.  Deadline is midnight EST on July 18, 2011. Good luck!!

By Anne Weaver

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83 Comments so far

  1. Giveaway: A Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag online sewing class with Bari J. Ackerman · Sewing | CraftGossip.com on July 11, 2011 10:43 am

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  2. Jane Kunstmann on July 11, 2011 10:48 am

    maybe a light blue and a light green – together with different shades of bright red

  3. Betsy on July 11, 2011 10:52 am

    I’m really loving Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry in purple right now – but the grey and yellow would be awesome, too…

  4. Ronnie on July 11, 2011 10:53 am

    I think blue and brown would be beautiful colors for the bag.

  5. Dollie on July 11, 2011 10:55 am

    Either pink and black or blue and yellow would be great colors for the bag.

  6. kimberlee on July 11, 2011 11:01 am

    I think yellow and blue would make a pretty bag. I love blue and yellow flowers.

  7. turtle on July 11, 2011 11:05 am

    i am thinking a nice french country blue/yellow combo or a purple/orange combo. But then again a little country western combo of soft blues, reds and browns may be my favorite!

  8. Charity on July 11, 2011 11:30 am


  9. Sally O on July 11, 2011 11:33 am

    I was thinking red, blue and denim mix.

  10. Kerry James on July 11, 2011 11:56 am

    Oh, what a great giveaway – the bag is awesome. It would be a fun simmer project:-) I would do an aqua and red combination with touches of white.

  11. Diana on July 11, 2011 12:05 pm

    Citron-y green and a hot hot pink!

  12. KEC on July 11, 2011 12:09 pm

    I like pink and orange, with a little blue.

  13. Linda on July 11, 2011 12:13 pm

    I think a very cool color combination would be chocolate brown and tiffany blue. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway. I would love to make this bag for my sister for her birthday!

  14. kama on July 11, 2011 1:22 pm

    I always have liked the pink/black/white or pink/black/lime green combo.

  15. jenna on July 11, 2011 1:57 pm

    i love red, fuchsia and pink together. close enough to flow well together but different enough to still be exciting.

  16. Kandi on July 11, 2011 2:05 pm

    I love this bag! It would be beautiful in shades of lavender and purple.

  17. Jhanna on July 11, 2011 2:12 pm


  18. Charlene G on July 11, 2011 3:08 pm

    pink/purple flowers and stripes/polka dots

  19. patti on July 11, 2011 3:41 pm

    Turquoise and red are my favorite combo right now.

  20. Bianca on July 11, 2011 4:10 pm

    oh wow how lucky is the winner of this beauty!!!!!

    Really the possibilitys are endless :D

    But I think my first one would be different patterns of black and orange with silver flowers :)

    Good luck everyone and fingers crossed :P

  21. ALYSSA on July 11, 2011 4:41 pm

    I think that a bold teal and a softer yellow would be a cool color combo!

  22. Kimberlee @ Magpie Shinies on July 11, 2011 5:17 pm

    I like orange and blue…..

  23. Jagels on July 11, 2011 5:39 pm

    I love this bag. I would love to take this class. thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Meg on July 11, 2011 10:32 pm

    Oh, I am thinking warm reds and oranges!

  25. Terri on July 11, 2011 10:40 pm

    I love this bag! I’ve ordered a Paris Apartment FQ in Apricot and hope to make a bag from that – lots of orange with touches of green, blue, yellow and lavender thrown in. I think it will be lovely, but a free class would make it that much better! Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Lori G. on July 11, 2011 10:52 pm

    Pinks & oranges! I have some of Bari’s fabric and the book so I would LOVE to take the class to see her make this on video!

  27. Sandy on July 11, 2011 11:28 pm

    I think baby pink and denim and light yellow


    pink, brown and white for a neutral look!

  28. Sandy on July 11, 2011 11:28 pm

    -thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I love this!

  29. Isabelle on July 11, 2011 11:29 pm

    I think i like:

    hot pink, dark yellow and red and a bit of white

  30. Isabelle on July 11, 2011 11:29 pm


  31. Sally H on July 12, 2011 4:24 am

    This bag would be beautiful in plum and pink. Have the perfect material for it.

  32. Dawn on July 12, 2011 4:38 am

    Shades of pink, all the way from off white to deep fuschia, with a deep purple as the biggest rose

  33. laura on July 12, 2011 4:39 am

    Some fun summer colors like lime green and lemon yellow or some fun oranges and blues!

  34. emmaolju on July 12, 2011 4:46 am

    superbe j adore gros bisous jojo

  35. Karen K on July 12, 2011 4:54 am

    I think it would be beautiful in shades of pink!! My favorite colors!! I love this book!!

  36. Mimi on July 12, 2011 5:17 am

    I would love to see this bag in deep jewel colours. Thanks!

  37. Hanna on July 12, 2011 5:18 am

    This is a great giveaway!! My choice of colours would be greens in all variations!

  38. Lettetia on July 12, 2011 6:24 am

    I love the idea of jewel tones for this bag. What a great pattern and the book looks like a great resource.

  39. Debbie on July 12, 2011 6:31 am

    Pink / yellow / green … all in bright shades! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  40. Laura on July 12, 2011 6:40 am

    I don’t know why but lately I can’t get enough aqua and red. It would make a lovely bag!

  41. Linda K. on July 12, 2011 6:51 am

    I think black and white would be nice. You can never go wrong with black and white.

  42. Annette Crain on July 12, 2011 7:10 am

    I would use hot pinks, soft pinks, soft yellows and bright greens for this project.
    Great giveaway@!

  43. Katy on July 12, 2011 7:12 am

    I would love to do a dark gray and bright yellow. Sew pretty!

  44. Prissy on July 12, 2011 7:12 am

    What a wonderful giveaway!
    I would love to make the bag in brick red with taupe and mustardy yellow.

  45. Debbie on July 12, 2011 7:27 am

    I would love a turquoise and brown combination, very sophisticated!

  46. Lelia on July 12, 2011 7:44 am

    What would be a pretty color combo for a Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag?

    Colorful flowers — the background would be light greens and pinks/yellows.

    That would be my idea.

  47. Joyce on July 12, 2011 7:52 am

    The colour for me would be black and brown – so that it can be taken to the office.

  48. Lori Kinney on July 12, 2011 7:53 am

    Love the purse! just beautiful!

  49. Stephanie S on July 12, 2011 8:13 am

    There would be so many great color combinations for this bag. To start, I’d love to do one in shades of blue with some pops of orange.

  50. Hilde on July 12, 2011 8:31 am

    My favourite color is blue, so the picture on top of this post is very appealing.

  51. Joan on July 12, 2011 8:49 am

    Natural burlap and lime green accents.

  52. smfsprout on July 12, 2011 9:10 am

    I know it may sound odd to some, but I love the combination of purple and lime green. They are both so vibrant that they just pop when they are together.

  53. Catie on July 12, 2011 9:25 am

    coffee, blues, and bolds

  54. Amy on July 12, 2011 9:29 am

    Oh, lots of choices for this bag….
    I would probably go with either reds/browns for fall/winter or hot pink/bright greens for summer! Love the bag!

  55. Gayle on July 12, 2011 11:15 am

    I am such a fan of red and white – I think the bag would be awesome in those colors – with the material in different patterns!

  56. Claire on July 12, 2011 12:03 pm

    I think pink and blue. The bag is great, thanks

  57. Juli Hadfield on July 12, 2011 12:26 pm

    I love this purse! I would love to create it in shades of turquoise, green and brown.

  58. Theresa on July 12, 2011 12:57 pm

    This is a nice surprise a”Summer Giveaway”
    I would consider my “Patchwork Rose Purse” to be in my colour choicees would have to be
    ~Cornflower Blue~ for the base of the purse.Then,the accent colours I would pick are a pale yellow,sage green,& ecru for all the splashes of “happy” color this way the purse would be used by me most year ’round!
    Looks like it will be a fun giveaway!
    Thanx for the chance to win,& Good luck to all!

  59. Patrice on July 12, 2011 1:01 pm

    Why not, bright orange, yellow and grass green.

  60. superstitches on July 12, 2011 1:45 pm

    Right now my favorite color scheme is fushia, orange, turquoise and lime green.

  61. Judy on July 12, 2011 2:03 pm

    I would love my favorite colors pink, brown, turquoise, purple. Thanks for this offer.

  62. Theresa on July 12, 2011 2:04 pm

    Wow what a”Cool” Giveaway!If I win I would love,love to try & make it in these Country/Cool colours:

    Cornflowerblue as the base of the purse;and the accent colours would have to be with splashes of pale yellow with sage green & ecru,that will ‘POP’ dont you think so…..
    Such a nice giveaway for the summer,Thanx for the chance to win & “Good Luck” to all!
    Thanx again! <3

  63. Joanne on July 12, 2011 2:07 pm

    I think browns and teals.

  64. Carmen on July 12, 2011 2:19 pm

    I’ve started really liking pinks and browns together. Actually, those would look good with a denim “base”.

  65. Pixel Maker on July 12, 2011 2:19 pm


    I love to go with pink and pink dotted / small pink birds on white.

    Thanks for this offer. Have a great day.

  66. stephanie celis on July 12, 2011 4:00 pm


  67. Deserae Fiedler on July 12, 2011 4:55 pm

    Red and aqua would be pretty! :)

  68. Micki on July 12, 2011 5:22 pm

    I think it would be beautiful in baby blue, pink, mint green. Can’t wait to see that combination.

  69. Charlotte Dillard on July 12, 2011 6:46 pm

    Dusty rose and pearl grey with shades of lavender

  70. Hilary on July 13, 2011 2:32 am

    I’d be making it with autumn colours of rust and ochre with tan and cream contrasts.

  71. Siobhan on July 13, 2011 3:36 am

    I love red and turquoise or purple, orange and yellow-green.

  72. Susan on July 13, 2011 8:37 pm

    I think a cottage rose print with solid accents in cream, turquoise and pink chiffon would be beautiful! How inspiring for a carry-all knitting or quilting bag. This design is lovely.

  73. Liz on July 13, 2011 10:18 pm

    green and pink would be a great color combo! I saw someone pair pretty antique greens & pinks in a magazine recently and can’t stop thinking about it. Dee-lish!

  74. Christina on July 14, 2011 11:40 am

    I think either orange and blue or pink and green would be great combinations. Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. deb on July 14, 2011 6:14 pm

    in rosey pink and light red!!!!! Sweet!!!

  76. Donna Rae on July 14, 2011 8:41 pm

    I have some beautiful deep gold batik and deep red batik that I think would just be beautiful.

    Looks like a really good fun bag to learn to sew.

  77. juanita on July 15, 2011 7:03 pm

    light brown, light pink and white ;D

  78. MaryAnn Buske on July 17, 2011 6:37 am

    I have so many scraps and I love color of all kinds I would most likely try a scrappy one to see what that would look like. What a fun bag!

  79. Lisa on July 17, 2011 6:30 pm

    I would do it in shades of black and gray with pops of mustard yellow!

  80. Susan M. Nance on July 18, 2011 11:42 am

    This is such a cute handbag for the summer months. I would make this handbag in shades of purple and pink with a touch of yellow. It would look like my flower garden. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.

  81. Diana on July 18, 2011 1:26 pm

    I am from Italy and i love Bari.J.fabrics and bags..and craftgossip is on my pc from a couple of years…thanks for all your work!!

  82. Diana on July 18, 2011 1:40 pm

    My special colors combo is red-little pois-lightblue little flowers and magic pink in roses bloom!!

  83. Winner of the Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag online class with Bari J. Ackerman · Sewing | CraftGossip.com on July 19, 2011 12:42 pm

    [...] don’t know about you, but the color combos you guys submitted as entries to the giveaway for the Patchwork Rose Zippered Bag class with Bari J. Ackerman have me totally inspired!  I want to drop every bit of laundry and dish washing on  my to-do list [...]

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