Ribbon project and a ribbon sale/giveaway

This week I made one of those little ribbon-tagged baby lap quilts for a baby gift. One side is giant circles by Michael Miller. The other side is soft minkie fabric. My friend had her fourth baby boy, so I knew she was in good shape as far as clothes and toys go. It was fun to make something new and cute and useful at the same time.

This is a really simple, quick little gift. In fact, I should make more of them. (I wish I could share how I did it, but according to the original designers, I would need to retain a lawyer if I do.)  I also love this project because it allows me to use my large ribbon stash. :) Which I got in at this place:

American Crafts is a company in Utah that produces all kinds of craft supplies from scrapbook paper, ribbon, albums, stickers, etc.  The past few years they’ve held a big warehouse sale in December. That is where I’ve stocked up on bolts of ribbon at really cheap prices. They’ve also got screaming deals on paper, pens, albums, embellishments, etc. This year I also got some cool iron decals for only $1 each. If you’re local, you should totally check it out!

Here are some of my pretties from this year.

Since I understand that many of you loyal readers out there aren’t local, I bought a little bit extra to share.  If you want a chance to win some of your own, leave a comment. You have until midnight (MST) Monday Dec 6th. I’ll pick two winners Tuesday morning. The first winner gets to pick two of the above bolts, second place gets the other two.

Have fun and happy weekend!


  1. Anonymous says

    What pretty ribbon – thanks for the chance to get some of our own!<br /><br />Amy<br />amy(dash)elisabeth(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. says

    MMMmmm love! I&#39;d use these on the embroidered trees I&#39;m making found in the inspire.co e-zine. Have you seen it? Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. says

    Beautiful ribbon. I purchased something once from the taggies company. Wow they have a hard legal line on their products. I mean, I &quot;get&quot; design infringement, but really? Ribbons in baby blankets. I doubt if it is even their original idea.

  4. says

    I love the blanket. I&#39;ve been wanting to make one like that for a while. It&#39;s on my LONG list of things to do. :) <br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. says

    OOHHHH ribbon! I love to collect ribbon – now I need to start actually using it instead of just keeping it around to look at. I think I&#39;ll start with one of these tag/ribbon lovies for my little love!

  6. says

    My hubs would die if he knew I was posting for a chance to win ribbon. I seem to have a bit of a weak spot for pretty ribbon, and pretty fabric, and pretty patterns…. Wish I lived in Utah after seeing those sweet little numbers.

  7. Anonymous says

    I love ribbons———-pick me. Thanks for the give away.<br /><br />Marie in Oregon<br /><br />mariebeers@hotmail.com

  8. says

    I love the ribbon. I need to send money to my mom so next year she can shop for me! You have inspired me to make a red and white snowflake pillow yesterday. My kids are loving it.<br />Heather

  9. says

    Love the ribbons! It&#39;s probably a good thing I don&#39;t live near there…I would want to spend all my money on ribbons…well, what money I had that I didn&#39;t spend on fabric.<br />Thanks for sharing!

  10. says

    I need to move! Would love the opportunity to purchase such lovely ribbon at discount prices…it AIN&#39;T cheap that is for sure! I made my first taggie this summer…it was only a hand toy size for an infant to grasp and I put crinkle paper inside for noise…once my grandson is old enough to clutch, I think he&#39;ll like it…well I hope so anyway!

  11. says

    These ribbons are so pretty. We have 2 grandnieces with a third overdue to be born and a fourth due New Years…. so these ribbons would be so useful. Thanks for the giveaway. BTW I like the Union Jack quilt on the Dec 1 post!

  12. says

    Love, love, love your ribbon blanket!! I need to make a pink one for a friend soon. And the ribbon is of course gorgeous. I am not local, so thank you for the chance to win some!

  13. says

    The colors you choose for a boy themed black are OUTSTANDING…you did good with the matching of the ribbon..I love it when the ribbons are matching or similar to the colors on the blanket…when they don&#39;t its just to wild and busy….but…still cute…if that makes sense…LOL…..<br /><br />Great job<br /><br />Shannon Margaret

  14. says

    So it is illegal for you to show us how to make, or even sell to us for that matter, anything that may resemble a Taggie item? What if we just like sewing ribbon in our blankets and toys? In any case, I love your ribbon and would love to win some!

  15. says

    I just found your blog, and was happily surprised to see a ribbon giveaway! What a cute project. I &#39;m planning on making your felt decorative pillow, but I would love ribbon for a different project! Thank you!

  16. says

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the fun too! Love me some ribbon….it is so addictive and doesn&#39;t take up much room overall so can be far more easily justified (hidden) when necessary! 😉

  17. says

    I love the ribbon blanket. I&#39;ve been making them for years to give as gifts.<br />I wish I had a great ribbon source local to me like you do. I&#39;d be thrilled to win! Thank you for sharing!

  18. says

    I am a ribbon freak! I love all kinds of ribbon. Can you tell me when the American Crafts sell is? I am a local and would love to go to it?

  19. says

    What a cute wee blanket! Such a neat idea for a new little baby. I&#39;ve been meaning to make a few for the pressie cupboard. Hmmm. Maybe 2011 will be the year I actually get my little self organised!

  20. says

    Okay that lace one at the bottom is probably the most adorable ribbon i have ever seen! I love it and for a dollar thats so great! Wish I was local!<br />martha.a.bishop@gmail.com<br />Thanks for the chance to win some of this goodness.

  21. says

    Beautifully made baby blanket!<br />I am surprised though, that there are so few people who react to the totally insane claim of having a copy right on sewing ribbons in projects. Are those people of Taggies themselves prepared to pay authors&#39; rights to our grand- and great grandmothers that have been doing that for ages?! What a ridiculous notion that a company has developed an &quot;

  22. says

    oh, I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time. Thanks for the reminder. I love the ribbon and am sad to be moved to another state so I can&#39;t check out the sale. Thanks for sharing.

  23. says

    What lovely ribbons!! I am on my first quilt and have been looking at several of your designs for inspiration! I&#39;d love to win some ribbon to use on a taggie blanky for my own #2 due in February =)

  24. says

    that blanket is so cute! i have a friend&#39;s baby shower coming up and that might be just the right idea. i hope i win!<br /><br />stacy dot wamble at gmail dot com if you need it!

  25. Kris says

    I love your blog and just made two table runners using your pattern for scraps of different sizes! I would love more ribbon for my stash.

  26. says

    Ribbon on the baby blanket is such a good idea. I bet it keeps them amused for a long time. My grandson loved the tags on his stuffed animals. I don&#39;t have much of a ribbon stash, so thanks for the chance to win your pretty choices.

  27. says

    The ribbon blanket is beautiful; would love to try to make one. Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely ribbons!<br />ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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