Pattern Review and Giveaway

Hi Everyone! Happy Saturday!  Today I have a great pattern review and giveaway for you! The pattern is E-Book Reader Tablet Case by Rebecca Ruth Designs.

Image Courtesy of Rebecca Ruth Designs

I first bought this pattern for myself at my local quilt shop (where Rebecca works part time and teaches!) when Kristy and I were first planning the Remember September project. I already knew how to do pillowcases but I really wanted to make an e-reader cover. I fell in love with the fabric on the cover and it looks like something I could easily do. Here is the one I made, it is the medium size and fits my Blackberry PlayBook perfectly.

What I love about Rebecca’s patterns is that she offers so many options and the directions are clearly written.  For this pattern alone she offers 3 different sizes, 4 different closure styles, 2 different types of padding (peltex and batting), as well as directions for string piecing if you want to make the case out of scraps.

As you can see in the picture above, or at least I hope you can see, I went with the batting and quilting option. I wanted something extra padded and the batting and extra layer of muslin really provided that, my Blackberry isn’t going ANYWHERE!

I also decided to go with the velcro closure option. The other options included buttons or a strap to slide the top under. I stayed away from buttons because I was concerned about them possibly coming off down range and if you lose the closure then it wouldn’t function very well. However, in lovely everyday use, I think the button option would be gorgeous!

Observations:

  • The pattern is well written, any sewing experience level could easily sew this project
  • There are extra materials required: either peltex or batting (scraps can be used) as well as closures (buttons, cord, or velcro)
  • This is a hard copy pattern and all pattern pieces are included on one large sheet of paper. I did not want to cut my pattern apart so I grabbed my trusty freezer paper and traced the pattern pieces on there. That way I can continue to use my pattern for years to come and keep it stored in it’s original bag.
  • As an added bonus, Rebecca also includes directions for altering her pattern for size, so if the 3 sizes don’t fit your e-reader, you can make it fit!

In Summary:
I would definitely recommend this pattern for all skill levels. I was able to use scrap fabric from my stash and scrap batting as well. The only special techniques involved is the closures and Rebecca has included very detailed instructions making them easy to accomplish.

Now, thanks to the generosity of Rebecca Ruth Designs, you have a chance to win your own copy of this e-reader case pattern!
Simply follow the Rafflecopter prompts below to enter.
Giveaway open to all. Winner will be randomly selected, emailed and posted here 9/13/12. Winner has 48 hours to respond or alternate winner is selected.  *Please note – This is a paper pattern and will require shipping.
Good Luck to all!
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41 Responses to Pattern Review and Giveaway

  1. teresa g says:

    I really like the CABBAGE ROSE QUILT

  2. Sharon Kisel says:

    I think this would be a great pattern to have. I like to options. I also think it would
    be great to have for the project you currently have going.

  3. Cynthia says:

    All of Rebecca Ruth’s patterns were great. I liked the Clare apron.

  4. Becky Greene says:

    I love the Vivian Apron!

  5. Lisa L. says:

    I am partial to Smock Monsters! So cute! 🙂

  6. Kris C. says:

    Looks like the e-Reader pattern is a great one for your current Hopeful Threads Project! And those Smock Monsters are adorable!

  7. LeAnne L says:

    I like the fish table runner and the e-reader pattern.

  8. lawana says:

    thanks for the chance at this..looks wonderful and so many of my friends have these, would make nice gifts

  9. lawana says:

    Dancing Swallows..definitely

  10. Kathy J says:

    That’s really cool! I like the velcro option too. I’m really like small projects right now as I’m unpacking from the move!

  11. Lisette G says:

    Thanks for the chance! Looks like a fairly easy cover to make.

  12. Francis says:

    I like the TOMMY & TILLIE TODDLER APRON

  13. Lisette G says:

    I like the vivian apron.

  14. Cecilia says:

    I like the Smock Monsters pattern, but they are all really cute.

  15. Gill says:

    I like ‘Ships Ahoy’!!

  16. VickiT says:

    I like the Vivian Apron.

  17. Maria Kievit says:

    Like the Clara apron. What an interesting idea for apron! Thanks!

  18. Jo says:

    Such fun patterns she has. I do love those monster smock aprons!

  19. Karin says:

    I could see how this would be a really handy pattern, with all the different options! I love the fireworks fabric you chose!!

  20. Susan says:

    How totally adorable! These would be great to make for our soldiers for Christmas…or any time! Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern!

  21. Judy says:

    I like the e-book pattern and she does have some great patterns on her website. Some of the apron patterns would be fun to have.

  22. Elisabetta says:

    I definitely love Ships Ahoy! and Apple Leaf runner as well

  23. Connie Douty says:

    I just ordered an e-reader and want to make a cover, rather than buy a hard cover. Thanks for the giveaway and for providing such beautiful fabric and great patterns..

  24. CeLynn says:

    Sweet giveaway! The One Hen Two Hen is pretty cute 🙂 This pattern would be great for the September project!

  25. sandy says:

    Smock monster looks so cute – and is my favorite

  26. Diane Swett says:

    I like the pattern put Me on the list

  27. Mary says:

    My favourite pattern is Big Trucks! Quilt pattern.

  28. Gene Black says:

    Your case looks great!

  29. Barb N says:

    The fish table runner is swimmingly attractive!

  30. Deborah D says:

    Ooooh, too hard to choose just one – love the motion of the Frolicking Fish Runner; I wear my Winnie Apron every day, smile at my Grandma and hens doll on the shelf (and use it when little ones come to play) and, someday, someday, I’ll make a Ships Ahoy quilt for a little boy … someday.

  31. Billie K says:

    So many cute patterns. I like several of the apron patterns.

  32. Andrea says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This e-reader case is excellent in every way!

  33. Andrea says:

    I love the: AMISH LEAF QUILT pattern…as well as the Ruby Apron.

  34. Mystica says:

    I like the Vivian apron

  35. GG says:

    I would love to win the pattern- if I don’t then I like BOOK READER TABLET CASE!

  36. That e-reader pattern seems so great, that would be the most useful for me. But that articulated toy camel is adorbs!

  37. Thanks for the great review on the pattern. Will have to keep it in mind because a cover for an ipad has been suggested for a Christmas gift this year. thanks for the giveaway and for your e-reader pattern.

  38. usairdoll says:

    Lots of great patterns. I love the Big Trucks and I know my grandson would love it as well. hehe.

    Thank you and Rebecca Ruth Designs for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

    ps. Hi Melissa..email soon to follow..hehe

  39. Judy Bowes says:

    I love the Frolicking Fish and it is paper pieced, by very favorite type of quilting! Thank you for the great giveaway, it would make perfect gifts for those that have everything.

  40. Francis says:

    I received the pattern today. Yeayh! Thanks or ‘Dank je wel’ as we say in Dutch 🙂

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