Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Putting a Stamp On It!

My Freedom Forever Series Stamp
  
 Today is My Day!
Welcome to my Life in the Scrapatch
 
 
My stamp measures 1.25 x 1.75"
 
 
The heart is cut from a pieced square.
 
 
fabrics and plan
 
 
3/4" strips
 
 
cut
 
 
pieced
 
 
cut again
 
 
assembled
 
 
pieced and pressed
 
 
to size
 
 
 background fabric added
 
 
quilt layers
 
 
sandwich sewn
 
 
turned right side out and kitty approved
 
back of stamp,
open edge hand sewn closed
 
 
"Freedom Forever"
 
The postage on my stamp says "Forever" because the
USA post office sells a series of stamps for which you pay the current
first class rate and the stamps are still honored
after future postal cost increases.

 
I have been making "postage stamp size quilts" for some time.
I like to turn them into keychains and refrigerator magnets
and needle books, etc.
 
For a basic tutorial on how to make these tiny quilts please click Here
or go My Tutorials at the top of my page and click on my ...
 


Quilty Key Chain Giveaway!
 
For a chance to win one of my key chain quilts 
just leave one kind comment on this blog hop post.
 
You do not need to be a follower to win.

I will send my little keychain anywhere in the world.

 
Winner will be chosen at random.

Please be sure that I have a way to contact you by email to tell you that you have won and to get your mailing address.
 
If you are a no reply blogger, I will pick another random winner.

This giveaway will close at Midnight EDT on July 3rd.

A winner will be announced and emailed on the 4th of July.

Best of luck!


To enjoy all the stamping and stopping 
please visit all my stitchin' sister blogs today...

 
Thanks to
 
 
 
and to
 
 
for all their work to make this wonderful blog hop happen!

 
Thank you to all who have visited my scrapatch!
 
~ <3 ~
 
 

97 comments:

  1. Oh.My.Gosh.TINY!!!!! I love little itty bitties....but WOW...kudos on your little stamp!!!

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  2. These are just adorable! I love your Freedom Stamp! So tiny. I have a really hard time sewing small stuff. The log cabin is ADORABLE! Thank you for sharing
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  3. Now that is truly a mini!!! Love your stamp! Great job!

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  4. Love your forever stamp, so tiny! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Oh, my! That is so small. I don't know if it could machine sew something that small! Soooo cute!

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  6. Thats amazing these er adorable. Such small stamps. And lovely give away. Very creative. You realy put your stamp on it
    Thanks for sharing Have a stamping day FRederika

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  7. that's alot of work per square inch!

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  8. Very cute and truly a stamp. Thanks for the link as I have yet to make something so small but would love to try it.

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  9. This is fabulous! and so tiny!!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  10. What beautiful work in miniature. Excellent!

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  11. WOW, just the thought of sewing something that small scares me !! LOL

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  12. Sew cute! And sew small! Great stamp!

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  13. Your stamps are so cute and adorable. Thanks for sharing your creativity and for a great give away

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  14. Fabulous stamp! I am completely in awe of your teeny-tiny heart :)

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  15. Your stamp is so clever and totally adorable!

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  16. What a wonderful stamp. And you have such patience to work with such tiny things. Thanks for sharing all the fabulous pics.

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  17. Thank you for sharing. Your petite stamp is fabulous, so nicely done.

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  18. Wow, that is so sweet. Love the idea of it actually being stamp sized. My favorite starting size piece of fabric to work with is 2 1/2 inches. Can't imagine working so small, but I think you have inspired me to try.

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  19. a real lifesize stamp...now that is detail....and a tut to boot..you are amazing

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  20. I love it. Red, white and blue you can never go wrong.

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  21. Teeny-tiny! So cute... this would make a great pin to wear or put on a purse. Thanks for sharing today!

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  22. Wow Ms Pat, GREAT job on your stamp! That is soooo tiny!!!

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  23. That is just great!! Thanks for sharing your "scraps"....aren't we so glad our quilting lives are sometimes "piles of scraps!"....not what life can give you in other shorter terms!!....your tutorial was awesome!

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  24. How do you keep ahold of it to sew it? It is so small! Cute! Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  25. Very tiny and so sweet, love your itty bitty stamp!

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  26. I love your stamp. It is adorable and perfect for the upcoming holiday

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  27. I think those itty bitty quilts are just adorable...love the freedom stamp! Great little tutorial, too. Thanks!

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  28. OMG, I love you little pieced heart, so absolutely adorable!

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  29. Your key chain quilts are just so cute. Thanks for the chance to win one. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  30. Gorgeous creations.. Love the patriotic creations.

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  31. This is terrific! I love mini, so I'll definitely be using your tutorial to try some of my own. Thank you for sharing!

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  33. love your freedom stamps and lovely key chain quilt squares I really do love the quilted heart stamp. nice job.

    thanks for the giveaway.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  34. What a sweet tiny quilt! Wow!

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  35. FREEDOM stamp small but with a big heart. Love the mini.

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  36. I love mini quilts but your teensy quilts take the cake! Wow!

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  37. Wow-tiny. I bet kitty wanted to lick it to! LOL Very cute.

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  38. holy cow! I love tiny quilts, and you are certainly skilled! Your stamp is amazing!

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  39. This is adorable! I think I might add some of these on my Christmas gift list. I have family members that are retired postal workers. Perfect gifts! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. What a darling little stamp for your postcard.

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  41. Cute! What a tiny stamp:) Great job!

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  42. Wow what a tiny little stamp and so adorable.

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  43. Love the key chains. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing

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  44. Such small intricate quilting...nice job my quilting friend.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  45. Great tutorial! Love the key chains! Thanks for the chance to win. You made the light bulb in my brain turn on! So cute!!

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  46. Holy Moly... Are you blind yet! LOL! That is way too cool. Now I do have to ask, just what is considered too small to keep as stash for you? LOL!! I'm gonna check out your tutorial and see if I can manage something that small too!

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  47. I love your little stamp. I am amazed at anyone who works in miniature.

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  48. wow, Pat! Just wow. Well done, girl.

    Reminds me too that I still have to make a mini for quilt guild.

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  49. Such a cute little stamp. What tiny work you did, very neat.

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  50. Terrifically tiny and totally adorable. I am in awe of those who do miniatures.

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  51. I love your tiny pieces...and here I was sweating over pieces that were 1.5" cut! lol pbstrand@msn.com

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  52. oh my!! that is so itty bitty and cute!

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  53. Nice job with the stamps and the tutorial. thanks!

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  54. So tiny and so cute! I would like to try something small like that. Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Now how adorable is this?!!! Love it and you must have a ton of patience to work with those small pieces.

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  56. How cute. I love what you did, the forever stamp is adorable.

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  57. Whoa! That is some teeny tiny patchwork. I love it. Thanks for sharing your ideas with the blogosphere.

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  58. Very cute Pat. Love the little stamp. Nice give away.

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  59. I see that no scrap is too small to become a little work of art. Well done. And those little key chain quilts are cute too.
    thanks sew much for sharing.
    in stitches

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  60. Oh such a lovely stamp! I really admire the size and how well done it is. Thanks so much for sharing the technique with us. I love the patriotic theme as well.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  61. I love your forever stamp and all of your little key chains. If it is kitty approved I know it's good.

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  62. Oh my gosh! do I love this!! Great idea I just may have to borrow!

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  63. Oh Good Lord your little tiny "stamp quilts" are amazing. You must have patience to spare for such tiny tedious techniques. Blessings. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

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  64. Wow, that's tiny. Well done! It looks great!

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  65. You must have the patience of a saint to make such a teeny tiny, itty bitty stamp. So adorable.

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  66. Your Forever Stamp is awesome. I have never done anything near that tiny, I am in awe.

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  67. Your stamp sized quilts are adorable. I'm really impressed by the amount of work that went into your heart stamp!

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  68. I love your little heart stamp. It's precious. Your key chains are quite lovely.

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  69. What a beautiful stamp! :)

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  70. Adorable itty bitty stamp! Love it.

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  71. I love your forever stamp and I am so grateful to you for showing me how to put music on my blog. Thanks again.

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  72. Love your forever 'stamp' quilt. How very cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. Love your little stamp on your postcard and also the keychain!! Thanks for a chance.
    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  74. Love your creations. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. Fabulous!!! Love your freedom theme. The size is spot-on and just what I was thinking the hop would be about. Can hardly believe all that mini piecing! You are a wonder. I'm going to check out your tuts; thanks.

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  76. How cute!! I don't know if I can sew small, my fingers are to big.. Thank you for sharing..

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  77. Very cute stamp. Love the little heart. Very nice.

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  78. Your freedom stamp is terrific. The heart is a perfect choice.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  79. wow, that is amazing. I love your tiny quilt key chain too. Thanks for the fun.

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  80. Thanks to all who left so many kind comments!

    I was away from my computer yesterday and will be answering all these lovely messages as soon as I can.

    So that she may have a number and be entered in the drawing for my giveaway, I am posting the following comment that I received by email from a reader who could not leave a comment here:

    Susan N said via email ...

    "I am going to check out your tutorials on making these tiny quilt stamps. It's mind boggling to me as I sit here trying to figure out how you did this with all those seams so close together. Nice work. Love is forever and let us pray we always have our freedom.

    I like your little keychains. Thanks for sharing."

    Thank you, Susan ... :) Pat

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  81. Love your tiny stamp! I am trying to catch up on my blog reading.

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  82. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us all - I enjoyed your tutorial !!!

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  83. I LOVE your stamp!!!

    I stumbled on to your blog and am so glad I did. I love tiny things and yours are great!

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  84. Oh I love it! Your little key chains are soooo adorable!

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  85. OMG-so tiny! So glad that it's kitty approved. My 3 feline helpers scrutinize all my work. From California, thanks for sharing.

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  86. What a lovely miniature stamp! I love your keychains too. Miniatures are quite laborious--I have done a few--and certainly admire your work.

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