Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway! • Amy Barickman

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Rick Rack Pattern Giveaway!

Rick rack, ric rac, or rickrack –  So many ways to say it, and even more ways to use it!

This timeless trim adds instant flair to garments, home decor and more. Dating back to the 1800s, when it was called waved braid, today’s rick rack is available in many colors and sizes.

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The notion has been a longtime favorite at Indygo Junction, inspiring several of our patterns including Rick Rack Apron, Tic-Tac-Tote and Yo-Yo Pincushions.

My muse, Mary Brooks Picken,  wrote about Rick Rac in a 1925 article, “Smart Effects from Novelty Trimmings with Little Effort.

“They come in glorious fast colors, too – yards and yards of rainbow, with a pot of gold at the end, filled with the golden minutes saved by the use of these lovely braids, she wrote. “Their possibilities are seemingly limitless, offering a challenge to the originality and creative genius of every woman who is interested in securing effective trimmings with a minimum of time and effort.”

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When used simply as a decorative accent, rick rack can spiff up a skirt, quilt or towel. To create a different look, overlap two or three strips of rick rack in contrasting colors or braid a pair of pieces and sew lengthwise where the scallops intertwine. You can also mimic a crocheted appearance by stacking rows or rick rack so that the bottom points on the top row just barely touch the top points on the bottom row and so forth.
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Slip a strip inside a hem or stitch between seams for the playful peekaboo found in our Rick Rack Apron.

To apply rick rack on a curve, as seen on the above vintage pillowcase, mark your line and baste rick rack along the line. From the wrong side of the fabric, bring the needle up through a top point close to the edge and put the needle in just outside the point you stitched through. Bring the needle up just inside the adjacent point on the bottom side. Repeat until all points are secure.

Now, I’d like to share my love of rick rack with you by giving you a chance to win a pack of Indygo Junction patterns that use Rick Rack! The pattern pack will include; Rick Rack Apron, Tic-Tac Tote, Yo-Yo Pincushions, Composition Covers, and Little Charmers patterns.  Comment below and tell me your favorite rick rack project, or what you would like to make with it. Contest will run through 1/28/2014.

259 Comments

  1. Angela Cannon

    Aw love this ric/rac adorable!

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  2. Catherine Bennett

    so glad to see ric rac ideas. Having a granddaughter in May and ideas abound! Ric rac trimmed onesies!

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  3. Cindy Hampton

    I would love to make the rick rac apron. I really love the vintage look!

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  4. Linda

    Rick rack is such fun – love the apron! Thanks for showing us these.

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  5. Connie in Florissant

    I use rick rack on so many projects, I love the “pop” it gives to them. From quilts to pincushions and everything in between. It is so much fun to use, in hand sewing, wool projects and machine stitching.

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  6. Fran

    Love rick rack…so many looks to achieve. Love it on aprons and children’s clothing.

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  7. rosalie

    Ricrac has been a stand by trim and in by sewing box longer than I can remember. Glad to see the retro aprons.

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  8. Kathy Chavez

    Jumbo, large, medium, mini….I love rickrack. It is such a versatile embellishment. My newest is using mini rickrack and fabric yoyos as flowers to decorate onesies!

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  9. Cyndy Lacey

    I love ric rac for a multitude of trims. Pillow covers, place mats, the hem lines of little girls pants. Loads of ideas!

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  10. Leanne Gifford

    I love the Ric Rac pincushions! I’m glad you’re bringing this fun trim back! It’s been a favorite of mine since the 70s.

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  11. Christine Craig

    Of all sewing decorations, rick rack is my all time favorite! When I first started sewing, there was only one size. I love now that there is different sizes. My favorite is the small one.

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  12. Michelle Smith

    My favorite rick rack project is making dresses and skirts for my daughter. I love how it looks on clothes.

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  13. brenda

    I would like to use it on my new fascination – throw pillows.

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  14. Joyce

    I would make the apron and pillow case. Love to see anything decorated with ruck-rack it gives the garments depth and a beauty that no other trim can

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  15. Terri Lindholm

    I love the apron patterns

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  16. Mary

    When I made a quilt for my grandson using John Deere print fabric, I appliqued a larger tractor in the center block of the quilt and utilized rickrack to give the wheel edges some dimension, then I used three different colors of rickrack to trim some of the smaller squares, It turned into a fun project and provided a lot of texture!!! I love making projects my own by adding trims, buttons, lace, whatever I can come by, and being retired, I am always looking for fun, free stuff. Thank you!!!

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  17. Kathy Rangel

    Rick Rack is a fun and versatile trim to perk up your crafts and sewing projects!

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  18. Brenda Aigner

    i love the yo yo pincushion.

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  19. Theresa

    I have been buying Rick Rack and “saving it” for the right pattern… I think you have some great ideas.

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  20. KAREN SEBOR

    I LOVE RICK-RACK! It is so vintage and charming!! I especially use it on little girl toddler clothes! So sweet! Thank you for the ‘chance’ to win!! Grandma Karen!

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  21. Vicki

    I love the sweet vintage look of rick rack. I put on my grandaughter’s paperdoll quilt.

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  22. Carla

    I love rick rack!! My mom used it on my clothes she made for me. I have used it as trim and in many other ways. My favorite is to make rick rack roses with the jumbo size!
    Thanks!

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  23. donna

    i like wall hanging with flowers and rick rack stems and leaves and also rick rack binding

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  24. Marlene Debeljak

    I love using rick rack on children’s clothing. It adds a fun aspect and a vintage flair (which I love!)!!

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  25. Lois H

    Love the rick-rack apron. Would be great with some pockets for my friend to gather her eggs.

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  26. Linda Spears

    What a great , and beautiful idea, using Ric-Rac for Sew many projects, my favorites are the aprons, they are a touch of a bygone era, love them.

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  27. Tiffiny

    I love Rick rack in baby quilts & receiving blankets. I am going to make aprons for Christmas.

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  28. Tiffiny

    I love to add Rick rack to baby quilts & receiving blankets. Going to make some aprons for Christmas.

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  29. Faye Nettles

    My grandmothers apron was white with aqua flowers with red centers and of course, red roc rac sewn to the triangle points along the hem. I still miss that apron and wish I had it.

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  30. Lisa Carnahan

    I love adding rick rack when making pin cushions. I am currently using baby rick rack for the legs on chicks in an Easter table runner.

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  31. Shirley Pratt

    I like to try different ways to use different types of trim, ricrac is one of my favorites

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  32. Susan V

    Aprons. Definitely aprons.

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  34. Marcy

    I add rick rack to doll clothes for embellishment, and to fabric books for texture.

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  35. Mary

    Love using rickrack for trim-always an unexpected finish detail.

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  36. Doris Henderson

    I haven’t worked with rick-rack, but love the apron pattern, I think this one is my favorite, but would try the other ones also. Love to sew!!!!

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  37. Debbie Wilmoth

    I have 2 favorite projects for ric rac! The first is a candy cane ribbon that held 24 candy canes, it was edged in white iridescent ric rac, 2. I made an apron with ruffles that were edged in ric rac for a Christmas gift that was so adorable! I love the apron pattern!

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  38. Deborah

    I would like to make some potholders with rick-rack.

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  39. Robyn

    i love the hexagon flowers with Rick rack stems

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  40. Deb

    I love to see rick rack on children’s clothing.

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  41. Teri

    I love the rick rack flowers on everything from doll clothes to aprons and shirts!

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  42. Jackie

    Ooh….I LOVE ric rack! I have some vintage aprons that belonged to my grandmother and my husband’s grandmother that are gingham trimmed in ric-rack, so I would probably try to make my own version of those. The apron pattern is fantastic! I also have some cloth napkins from when I was first married 17 years ago that are trimmed in ric-rack so I would make myself a new set. Or maybe I would use it to trim a dress for my daughter–is there anything lovelier than a young girl trimmed in waves?

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  43. Nancy

    I think rickrack looks so cute as a trim on a soft flannel baby quilt!

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  44. Edie Scott

    I would love to make the Rick rack apron, and anything else, I love Rick rack!

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  45. edith csokmay

    Ricrac is a quick, easy way to add a little something extra to a lot of projects. I finished a wall hanging using itrecently.

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  46. Judi

    I’m SO glad you’re “bringing RicRac back” !!! Who DIDNT have a ricrac apron in the 50’s !?!?!?!?!

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  47. Marge Wearing

    My love of aprons comes from my Grandmother Georgia Marburger……she made the best bread, orange cookies and potatoe soup. Hers had rick rack on all of them….She must have loved rick rack….

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  48. Deb

    Your rick rack apron is beautiful. I want to add rickrack to the pillow cases I make to donate? Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Becky Westbrook

    I love your apron. I think that would be my first project. I think Ric Rac goes with everything.

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  50. Annie Dee

    I’ve used mini rick rack on doll clothing. It’s a cute addition!

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  51. Jennifer Gouldsmith

    Aprons!

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  52. Debbie Miller

    I also love rick-rack! I recently made some wool applique pincushions and applied some vintage embroidered rick-rack around them to hide the seam line. I then hand beaded the embroidered design as well.

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  53. Dannette

    My favorite (so far) has been an “I Love Lucy” inspired apron I made as a Christmas gift. I had to special order a variety of sizes and colors to make sure I had the right look once it came together…it was actually just a great excuse to order heaps of ric-rac 🙂

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  54. Rose Rule

    I love to use Rick Rack on everything I’m blinging up! I will soon be making a crazy quilt and adding some here and there on it. Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for all the cute ideas and tips!!!

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  55. Judy Klep

    I used it on a pinafore for my little niece and would like more patterns to put more rickrack on for her. Very cute!

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  56. Karen

    Some people collect shoes or salt & pepper shakers. I collect aprons! I just love the apron pattern!

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  57. ConnieG

    I would make a new Spring tote using bright colors of ric rac. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. Carmen

    Would love to make the pincushions for my song students

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  59. Kathy

    Made some cute bibs with ric rac. Now collecting it for my daughter for aprons.

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  60. Debra Zdenek

    Ric rac makes me think of my childhood. My grandmother used it in a lot of her sewing projects. I want to make some pillowcases cases for my sweet grandbabies.

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  61. Sharon Simsick

    Whenever I see rick-rack I remember Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls with rick-rack trimming their outfits. I also like the flower trim we used to make with it.

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  62. Tammy

    I use rick rack just under the binding of quilts. It adds an unexpected treat to the edge!

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  63. Pam

    Hi. Well, I have a large box of my mother’s rickrack and bias tape and have been looking for a fun project to use these precious vintage (from the 50’s and 60’s) items. I think I’d like to use them on the tote pattern that I can then carry a little of her around with me.
    Already have your pincushion pattern, which I really like also.
    Thanks!

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  64. Susan Reynolds

    I love to use ric rac for aorons, pillows, totes, towels, and crafts! Thank you for these pointers. Going to try the braidinging or twisting technique! I would love to make this apron you designed!

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  65. Kira Skala

    Rick rac is fun to use on pillows, aprons and anywhere a touch of whimsey is desired. Personally I like to design quilts where rick rack is applied to borders. Thanks for this opportunity to
    win!

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  66. Susan Spiers

    I like to use rick rack sewn between a facing and body of pattern (especially at neckline) – looks like a zig-zag trim and has a very finished look.

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  67. Lori Mehrer

    I like to add rick-rack to baby items. Sometimes just under the seam on a burp cloth or bibs to add a bit of texture. I also use it to make cute little stuffies & toys for babies & toddlers.

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  68. Cindy Sutton

    I remember using rick rack in Home Economics in Jr. High. That’s how I got
    my start in sewing. I would love to try the Rick Rack Apron!

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  69. Brenda Sutton

    I LOVE the way this rick rack is done. So cute!

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  70. Connie Coley

    I have always loved rickrack! My first project would be the rickrack apron, but I also look forward to trying some layering and braiding…so cute!

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  71. Penny

    I would love to use ric rac on some spring dresses for my granddaughters.

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  72. sherry

    Love the apron, but yo yos are my absolute favorite especially when it’s a pin cushion !

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  73. Donna K

    All these ideas are so cute! It is all about embellishment. I especially like the point on point rick rack idea!

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  74. Janet Jordan

    I adore this pattern with it’s elements of my fond childhood memories – aprons & ric rac.

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  75. Cathy Gillette

    Love the Little Charmers! I remember my grandmother making us skirts very much like that when we were little. Gypsy skirts were all the rage, and they were so bright, pretty and feminine!

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  76. Charlotte

    I have always loved rick rack! Love the apron pattern so cute

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  77. Donna Bogert

    i have a doily made from sewing ric-rack together in strategic places.

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  78. andrea

    I love vintage, I use ric rac on aprons, oven gloves, tea cosies, clothes, cushion covers, especially with recycling vintage embroidery, fabulous!

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  79. Paula Marquis

    i love the apron and pincushions

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  80. Ginny

    i love rick rack, especially the jumbo sizes in lime and other bright colors. I use them often in little quilts for a whimsical look.

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  81. sam

    Love ric rac in little girls dresses.

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  82. Connie in Florissant

    I love using rick rack on pin cushions and wool projects. It just adds a bit of whimsy to the finished item.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  83. Corinne D.

    I really would like to make the rick rack apron for myself! The last project was double twisted rick rack trim on a little dress for my niece. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  84. Regina Harris

    I love to use rickrack as trim and embellishments on pillow cases.

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  85. Jan G

    I have always loved using Ric-Rack since I was a small girl! I have used it on shoes to quilts and such! I have a great stash of my Grandmother’s, it is mostly metallic type in gold, silver,and copper! I haven’t used them on anything yet. But I do know they are washable as Grandma used them on dresses and skirts! I would love to make Pincushions, Aprons and many more!

    Thank you sew much for this lovely giveaway!

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  86. Teri

    Aprons, so cute on them!

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  87. Teresa Brunker

    i’m would love to add ric rac to my quilt!!! I love the vintage apron too!!! I’m putting that on my project list!!!

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  88. Karen Hogue

    Even though it can be time consuming to apply I love narrow baby rickrack sewn into the hems of baby sleeves. 🙂

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  89. Sue Knudsen

    I just made some circle skirts for my “nieces” and trimmed them all up with ric-rack. they loved them. But I love that pillowcase idea above and would like to try that.

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  90. Beth Arcuri

    I would really enjoy sewing your vintage apron pattern with the ric-rac. It is such a unique and pretty apron! I’m glad you found the original one. I haven’t been sewing very long, but I like bright, fresh colors and I have already bought some ric-rac to hopefully make some little zipper pouches. I think cute trim can really make something more cheerful and special. Thank you for the pattern give away! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  91. Margie Bardwell

    Have been collecting vintage rick rack for years and love to use it in craft projects, small bags and towel trim

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  92. Rebecca

    Like so many others here I grew up watching my mother embellish with rickrack and then using it myself. I really like using the large rickrack for edging on quilting and sewing projects. Thanks for the great information.

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  93. Vicki Williams

    Mom made me a 3-tier wrap skirt in the late 60’s. She used ric rac and other trim. It was beautiful. I have fondle memories of that skirt. She used a lot of ric rac over the years and I have inherited her stash. This apron pattern will be a soon-to-be project.

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  94. Gia

    I’ve never used ric-rac before but see it floating around the blogosphere in all manner of amazing creations and I would love to give it a try.
    One particular use that has stuck to mind and I’d love to make are little ric-rac flowers. They are merely coiled ric-rac layers but they look absolutely amazing!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  95. Laurie

    I love the look of this apron! I must have one! Rick rack is nostalgic for me, it reminds of projects done with my Grandmother, who taught me how to sew.

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  96. Susan

    Along with my love for rickrack is a love of gingham and chambray. I plan to use rickrack in my Valentine and Easter sewing projects.

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  97. beverly

    I remember my grandmother wearing a rick-rack trimmed apron!

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  98. Laura Barnes

    Rick rack is a notion that is very versatile, quilting, home dec., or on garments. It adds a tactile element. I remember I put it on my first bathing suit I made a bikini in the early 1970s. I continue to use it in my projects, I recently taught a tea towel class,and was surprised to learn many of my students had never used it. How sad!

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  99. Donna Debo

    I LOVE using rickrack on so many things! It is a great trim, a wonderful accent, can go in between fabric strips , it is just so versatile. I find it works on clothing and home decor and for any age. Anything I won would get used very fast!

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  100. Sonya M

    I love that vintage apron!

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  101. Doris Henderson

    I haven’t tried any of the patterns that require rick-rack. I would love to do the rick-rack apron, it is beautiful!! This apron would make wonderful Christmas presents,

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  102. Martha

    My grandmother taught me to sew. Rick rack has been one of my favorite notions. I have used it all my life from doll dresses to room decor. Now living in the US I am back in love with it with so many sizes and colors. I am going to do that apron. curve the hem. Use solid color fabric and 50’s image appliques…gorgeously vintage! My friend will love it!!!

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  103. Mary Robertson

    I used gold metalic rick rack as trim on our Advent candles at church and got lots of possitive comments.

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  104. Mary

    Love rickrack! Use on little people’s clothing, so cute!

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  105. Susan Biles

    Please pick me. I love ric rack on aprons and totes.

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  106. Amber

    I love the apron pattern, I would make that! My favorite project I have used it on was a quilt, I dyed pink and ecru, stitched over the seams, the squares were about 8″, it added a lot of texture.

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  107. Mary Hofacker

    I love old aprons. I actually have a huge stash of new aprons for every season when I am hosting parties. I need to sew up some vintage-looking ones, now.

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  108. Jamie Vowell

    I would love to make the pincushions and use it on pillows! I also like finding vintage white rickrack to tea-dye and dye custom colors!

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  109. Jody

    i am so into aprons. I love your pattern. I have one of my mother’s aprons that has red rickrack on it. It is red and white with red rickrack. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. Karen Y

    I love rick rack- makes me smile- so happy! When I let down a hem, it makes a great cover up on the crease! Also, so fun to use instead of ribbon wrapping a package-one of my trademarks!!

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  111. Alisha

    I love using it for aprons & totes!!

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  112. Dawn Taylor

    I loved using rick rack on my little girl’s dresses, but they’re too old now and won’t let me use it. They won’t wear dresses willingly anymore either 😉 I still like using rick rack as fun accents on quilts and placemats. I’d love to try it on your apron pattern.

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  113. Karen Walker

    My favorite swimsuit when I was about 9, was made by my mom. It was turquoise gingham with white ricrac trim around the armholes and neck and at the edge of the skirt. I love that this lovely trim has come back in style.

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  114. Jadene Ransdell

    I love Rick rack and use it on baby items, aprons and clothing I make for myself. Rick rack is such a fun element to add to many projects.

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  115. Connie in Florissant

    I love using rick rack on my quilts, it just adds so much to the look when doing applique. Recently I have started using it on my wool projects with beads and thread embellishments. It is fun to work with and just gives a fresh new look to what ever you use it on.

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  116. Stacey S.

    I would use the lovely rickrack on some tea towels. Thank you!

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  117. marlene

    I use Ric Rac on everything I sew! It adds “My touch”!

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  118. Jane Newman

    I think the aprons are adorable!

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  119. Lisa Crawford

    I enjoy incorporating rick rack on … just about anything! But my favorite project is duplicating my great grandmother’s aprons and using it just as she did. I may add some rick rack flowers or yo – yo flowers with rick rack stems to purses, totes, placemats or table runners. Thanks for the giveaway

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  120. Julie Suchomski

    I love to use rick rack on aprons! I make and sell vintage style aprons, many based on the collection I have at home that date back to my great grandmother 🙂

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  121. Chris

    I like ric-rac in baby quilts. Babies love to play with it.

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  122. Jane Thomas

    I like using ric-rac for trim on projects.

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  123. Lynn Paul

    doll clothes, totes and purses, clothes…maybe on a quilt one of these days!!

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  124. Jennifer Essad

    I’d like to start a project using rick rack, making craft aprons for each of my daughters bridesmaids and a special one for Janell. They are all having so much fun helping with the wedding. When we make sachets and small tokens for the wedding shower we could all wear the aprons. Pockets and button holes for holding tools of the trade will help.

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  125. Gena

    Grew up with Rick rack on my clothes, made by my mom. Still love it. Am trying to find old patterns using it to make lace!

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  126. Cat Blauvelt

    I love the vintage apron look and also wanted to use rick rack for my granddaughters summer dresses! Love it!

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  127. Sharyn P

    Would love to win these patterns for my 11yo daughter who is learning to sew, and simply loves Ric Rac – what a wonderful incentive for her to create something she loves, and continue her love of sewing.

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  128. D'Ann

    I dearly love rick-rack! It’s my favorite embellishment on just about anything. I think it’s especially cute on kitchen linens: aprons, potholders, and dish towels.

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  129. Barb Gordy

    I have always loved rick-rack. I have a collection of nearly 800 vintage aprons and most of my favorites involve rick-rack, bias tape and/or gingham checks. I use rick-rack on a lot of things including aprons, purses and quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. Kim Campbell

    On aprons and place mats!

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  131. Gayle Bender

    I have two projects I consider favorites that I used rick rack on. I added navy rick rack to an orange apron. I also used rick rack in the seems and pocket of a multi print skirt. I love making aprons and would make more aprons with rick rack and would use it for accents in other clothes projects.

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  132. Jen K

    I love the Composition Covers. My nieces would love them and I want one for me too!

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  133. Amy downey

    Luv rick rack!!! I have used rick rack on curtains, pillows, towels, peasant blouses. Adds bohemian flavor!!!

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  134. sandra gest

    I truly love ric rac and the apron with ric rac is to die for! Love them both!!!!!!!!
    Sandra

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  135. Judee Wokoun

    I’ve used rick rack on the pillowcases and clothing that I make but I’d love to use it on a nightgown and I think I will!

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  136. Dawn Jones

    I am new to sewing and haven’t used rick rack yet, but. Love the look of it. Have a great day!

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  137. Andy Albert

    I love the little pincushions! I never have enough pincushions, and would love to make these.

    I have loved rick-rack for a very long time. When I was a little girl, you could write away to a company that made them, send them something like a nickel, and get a bunch of what were, mainly, the tag ends of the bolts. They were not more than a couple of feet long (if you were lucky), but those lovely little trims became parts of doll’s clothes, ribbons, or anything a child’s imagination can come up with.

    I had seen these advertised in a magazine or a comic book. For me, they were a little multicolor treasure!

    –Andrea (“Andy”)–

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  138. Shellie Fontana

    I love aprons, have sewn & do wear, but I am inspired to add rickrack to some old totes to hide ‘wear’ and give them new life!

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  139. Cindy Gillis

    I love the Ric-Ric Apron and the Yo-Yo Pincushions! Thank you.

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  140. Alisa Vogt

    There are so many projects I could use the ric rac for that it’s hard to choose one!

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  141. Rose

    I have just started sewing again. I have to replenish all the basics. I am doing children’s clothing and there is a lot of embellishments on them.

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  143. Rise

    I love all styles and widths of ric rac.

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  144. Sharon Whitley

    I use rickrack on aprons and bags. I love the many colors available.

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  145. Rene Bolton

    the Rick rack apron is beautiful. I would live to make it!

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  146. Marilyn Cawthon

    I would love to win this and give me a chance to work with ric rac. I have several great grand children I could make something with this ric rac. Also the apron pattern. Thank you gining me the opportunity to try and win this.

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  147. Janine R

    I make a lot of vintage inspired dresses for little girls and rick rack trims many of those items.

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  148. Linda

    I love the apron and the pin cushions! My daughter and I love anything vintage. We have a stash of rick rack from my mother-in-law (who used to sew it on lots of her hand made clothing) and an older family friend as well as some we have purchased. I’d really like to embellish some of these patterns with it!

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  149. Diane Middleton

    I have quite a stash of rick rac going back at least 60 years,,,a lot of it from my grandmother and mother. They both made me a lot of clothes and I was particularly fond of rick rac. I have used mine on many items over the years..aprons, potholders, curtains, baby and kids clothes, linens and pillows. My vintage stash is runnung low so I am always looking for a good sale on it….much more expensive now…some of the packages from my grandmother have a price of 15 cents!!!

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  150. Susan Nowlin

    I have many unopened packages of vintage rick-rack that are from my grandmother. I would love to incorporate some of it into a retro inspired apron.

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  151. Connie Douty

    Rick Rack is a notion I have always kept on hand when I sew. I sew it on anything that needs a sparkle. The vintage apron intrigues me because I am vintage and believe rick rack is never out of style.

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  152. Judith Martinez

    I used rick rack once to attach a bottom to a dress for my daughter. It was SO cute!!

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  153. Marsha Cook

    My mom has a 1950’s “squaw skirt” trimmed in many rows of rick rack that my Granny made for her. I have loved rick rack all my life!!

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  154. Kathy M.

    I have used rick rack on aprons of different kinds. I love it!!

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  155. Kathy Stonebarger

    I love to use rickrack to happy up a bodice, sleeve, or skirt for precious children.

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  156. dee motto

    I love the vintage look of Ric Rac. I remember a red & white polls dot dress I had as a child that had it around the collar. Such a sweet touch! Have loved it ever since.

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  157. Debbie L

    Kids quilts!

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  158. Tabitha K.

    I’m fairly new but I’ve tried some ric rac on a couple of quilt blocks for a Christmas quilt I’ve been working on. It looks so cute and I would love to try it making more things. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  159. Joy Ryan

    I love the touch of whimsy rick rack adds to project. I especially like your apron pattern and I think adding rick rack to composition book covers is such a cute idea.

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  160. Deanna

    I love using rick rack for baby burp pads, blankets, and anything else baby. I leave some loose, after I sew the end so it doesn’t ravel, and then the little ones have something to grab onto when they are learning. Thank you for the chance to get some free.

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  161. Kit Flores

    I love to use rick rack to embellish clothing. The vintage apron pattern is cute and looks comfortable.

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  162. Kathleen King

    I would like to make a rick rack apron for my daughter who is very into vintage clothes

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  163. Melissa Gerber

    I have been using rickrack in the hem of skirts and on mug rugs. I love the way it looks!

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  164. MS Barb

    decorative stitching on bags

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  165. Niki

    I love using it as edging on baskets!

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  166. Sandy K

    I haven’t used ric rac before and don’t have any in my stash. My grandma used to make us doll clothes with ric rac on the trim.

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  167. Derenda Laws

    I love to use rick rack on children’s clothes that I sew. I also like the larger rick rack to use on throw pillows.

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  168. Vicki H

    I have never used ric rac on a project. I love the apron.

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  169. Daun Blanchard

    I have always enjoyed the aprons that are embellished with rick rack. I still have a couple of my grandmother’s and my mother’s aprons which are very similar to your pattern. Wish I have the pattern they used but it long ago disappeared. Would love to win yours – then I would have one again.

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  170. Penny

    I have used rick rack on pillows, aprons, and café curtains. Also on doll clothes.

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  171. Lisa

    I used rickrack on aprons I made for my daughter, niece and granddaughter..on doll clothes..purse, tote. I love rickrack!!

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  172. Claranne Vogel

    I have a bedroom called “grandmas room” with antiques from my mother. This bedroom needs new curtains and accessories-with rIck rack accents like flowers and edging!

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  173. kbo

    I added rickrack to tea towels which my darlings turned into kitchen window treatments and have added it to potholders. I wear aprons and would make the vintage apron for myself and MAYBE my sister.

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  174. Ann Galletta

    I love to make aprons and potholders for family gifts and love to use many widths of rick rack to trim.

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  175. Carolyn

    I use rickrack on aprons.

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  176. Viv

    I use rick rack on edges of quilts and aprons too.

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  177. Kathy Sell

    I love rick-rack as edging on little girls’ collars and on aprons around pockets and necklines.

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  178. Linda Ward

    Rickrack is adds so much to so many things! Pillows, bibs, little dresses, quilts, aprons, Christmas ornaments, baby items, anything vintage looking! Thanks for this terrific opportunity!

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  179. Judy Allen

    I like to use rick rack on totes.

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  180. KayeM

    I would like to use ric rac on a purse for decoration or maybe on some PJ’s. Thanks for the contest.

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  181. Cindy MacLean

    I love using Ric Rac in place of fabric when I’m appliquéing,
    It adds some whimsey to many of my projects.

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  182. Nancy

    I like the apron pattern and I sure did like reading about the application of rick rack.

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  183. Kat Breece

    I have a fairly decent amount of Rick-Rack that I bought back in the 1970’s and 80’s…and some in recent years that I would finally have something beautiful to use it on!! I knew I could use this interesting item on something…so I kept buying it and then storing it in an old cookie tin in my sewing room. (By the way…I grew up calling this item “Bric-a-Brack”….I wonder if it changed over time to Rick-Rack, or is it a regional name-difference…or (gasp)….was I calling it the wrong thing all these years?? LOL! But either way…I would LOVE to be able to put my stash to use on these beautiful, charming patterns!!

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  184. Corinne in CA

    I am a tote-a-holic and love the idea of rickrack embellishment on a tote!

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  185. Kim

    I like to braid Rick rack for trim and roses and I collect vintage aprons

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  186. Sherry

    I have enjoyed using rick rack when I made dresses for my daughters. They are grown now and I don’t sew as much for my grandchildren as I did for my children. I love the way the rick rack adds to your apron pattern. I have a couple of aprons made by my grandmother that have rick rack on them.

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  187. Jeanne

    Amy, I love your vintage patterns, and rickrack. I used it on a Christmas quilt for my daughter’s Christmas quilt this year.

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  188. Patti

    so cute. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  189. Wanda

    I would like to make flowers out of rick-rack

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  190. Rachel B

    My fave of yours is the apron. My fave way to use rickrack is twisting two together. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  191. Jennifer Gouldsmith

    A Vintage apron!!!

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  192. Letha

    I love the ric rac apron! I have some ric rac from late mother-in-law’s sewing stash and would love to use it on the apron and pincushion.

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  193. Dorothy Van Pelt

    I used to sew rick rack on quite a few things, curtains, dresses, pillows etc. I am looking forward to using your patterns.
    Thanks

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  194. Carol Meyer

    I love all things Rick Rack! I would like to make the Rick Rack Apron!

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  195. jan canyon

    I love rick rack and have successfully “tie-dyed” some and used it for a quilt project!

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  196. Laurene Shewan

    Yoyo pincushion with rickrack. I have a birthday party coming up in Sept. and would like to make these as gifts for my guests.

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  197. Amy Caldwell

    Such a cute idea!!! I have a bunch of rickRack too!! hoping to win this cute pattern to make one of the adorable aprons. Thank You.

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  198. kelly cross

    The apron is adorable! I would love to make it! I am crazy for ricrac

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  199. Lori Smanski

    I will be making skirts for four great nieces this year. How cute to put rick rack on them as extra cuteness. Thanks for this chance. I love this apron. I really need to make myself a new one. Ohhh an apron with rick rack and lace. Yes.

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  200. Susy

    I think I’d like to make the yo yo pincushions. So cute.

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  201. Sandra Beck

    Beautiful. I love vintage. I wear aprons all the time and would make this one for sure to wear while baking. thanks for this giveaway and chance to win..Sew on..

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  202. Patricia J.

    My mother taught me how to weave the points of the rick-rack and then run a gathering thread along the edges to make flowers. I still use the tecnique today for embellishing projects.

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  203. Nancy

    I love rick rack–always loved my dresses that had rick rack trim when I was little and then I also trimmed some of my “grown up” dresses too.

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  204. Marilyn S

    I love ric rac on children’s clothes. I used it to make stems on a quilt that I made and it turned out really cute. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  205. Sara Upchurch

    I have been looking for a vintage apron pattern. I have several feed sacks that were my Mother’s. I plan to make an apron for my Daughter and Daughter-in-Law for Christmas presents this year. I now plan to use large rickrack on the aprons. Thank you for the opportunity to win this and for the idea.

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  206. Connie in Florissant

    I made a quilt that used rick rack as the stems for flowers going up the sides of the quilt. It was so much fun using a different medium in my quiltmaking. Since then, I have used more rick rack in smaller projects.
    Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful patterns.

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  207. Lorri McDaniel

    Two years ago I had 2 red and white stripe hand-towels that I decided to jazz up as Christmas hanging towels. I gathered some vintage supplies: medium size green rick-rack with gold thread through it, red & white pom-pom trimming, small Christmas iron-on appliques, green floss, colored sequins and seed beads.

    I placed the rick-rack and appliques on the near the edge on one side of the towel until I came up with a pattern I liked. I hand sewed the rick-rack on the towel with floss and added some sequins & beads in the process. Ironed on the appliques then had sewed them as well. I cut enough of pom-pom trimming and hand-sewed this right on the bottom edge.

    Finally, I folded the hand-towel in half and crocheted the hanging top with red Sugar ‘n Cream yarn and added a beautiful green vintage button.

    They turned out beautiful! Believe it or not, I came up with this idea before I seen some similar towels almost like them a year later. They however did not have the not so secret ingredients I did………………..Vintage Notions Rule!

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  208. Karen J

    I like using rick rack as part of my quilt binding.

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  209. Jeanne Muckey

    Love the apron pattern,

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  210. Lina

    I love aprons with rick rack on them. They remind me of family dinners with my grandmother, my mom, and all my aunties wearing them.

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  211. Marcia

    I would love to make the tote first, it would go with many different outfits because of the many different colors of ric rack . I also like the apron and pin cushions. 🙂

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  212. Diane Hughes

    I have a apron pattern so old there are only holes as marking. I think this would really be something made and decorated with rick rack. It was never used so I want to make it to see what it looks like. Thanks for your inspiration.. Happy Friday.

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  213. Tina

    I love making aprons and love the Rick rack one

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  214. Wanda

    I love using ric-rac on my Vintage Look Raggedy Ann’s……I would love to make an apron…or 2…..

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  215. Chrissi Vergoglini

    I never get tired of reading through your “Vintage Notions” book-it’s so inspiring!
    I really love your rick rack apron-would love to use multiple rick racks on it!!!
    Thank you for the contest-hope I win!!

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  216. Jane

    Use rick rack since the 50’s but they can be relevant today.L easy applique, add color or zip, even hide a problem. I like that they are in multi widths and so many colors. Inserts to emphasize seams, looking forward to your patterns for updated uses. I have my mothers aprons that my grandmother edged with it.

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  217. Mara

    Adore your rickrack apron, it is so cute.

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  218. Jayne

    I see what you mean about Rick rack used as a trim. I really like to twist two different colors for trim and making flowers. How fun to to be the lucky winner of yor pattern package.

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  219. Jeannie Hiscock

    I love the rick rack apron. I have been planning to sew aprons recently. This one is super cute, and very retro in style – exactly the style I want to sew.

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  220. Marjorie

    When I was about five, I had an “Indian” dress that was tan (buckskin to me) and the twirly skirt was decorated with rows of bright rick-rack. I wore it until I totally outgrew it. Ever since then I’ve been in love with rickrack and have used it on all sorts of clothing and other items. I like sewing it into a seam, like bias tape in a way, so that just the points show. Mini-prairie-points long before I’d ever heard of prairie points.

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  221. Susan Frederick

    I love to add rick rack to table runners and small projects. Love the apron pattern!

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  222. Diane

    I love ric rac…I would definitely make the composition covers…adorable!!!

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  223. Vicki Fox

    I have loved rick-rack forever and have used it every chance I could…for my children’s clothes, doll clothes, curtains, and my own clothes…for nearly sixty years. I am sure I will find a way to use it in a quilt soon!

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  224. Cynthia Peacock

    My most recent use of rick rack was for some little girl dresses that are on their way to Africa. I think it’s time to make some rick rack creations for myself next!

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  225. Kathy

    I love the blue and white decorative idea!

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  226. Debra Bopp

    I love using the giant rick rack for sashing between quilt blocks. My sister and I made an ice cream cone baby quilt with rick rack sashing for her daughter. It turned out so cute!

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  227. Rosalind B

    I want to make the yoyo pincushion and the tic tac tote. I would like to use Rick rack to accent embroidered projects.

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  228. Rhonda Desgranges

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would definitely make the Ric Rac apron!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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  229. mel

    I love the Rick Rack apron.

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  230. TerriSue

    I like to make Rick Rack roses and daises. I used to add them to my daughters clothes and now I add them to my granddaughters.

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  231. cathy stowe

    i like making vintage aprons most

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  232. cathy stowe

    contest

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  233. Lanette

    Would love to win the patterns. I enjoy collecting old vintage aprons with rick rack and this would be a treat for me to have in my studio to work on and pass on to others.

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  234. LadyD

    In general, rick-rack has proven to be too fiddly for me to apply to most things… but I love the look of your yo-yo pin cushions, and have to admit that the composition covers look really good! These patterns make me want to possibly try rick-rack again.

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  235. Alfreda Rupert

    My new favourite project is tea towels! A brown rick rack along the band of owl print really set off the finished look on my pale yellow towel.

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  236. Sarah

    I love using it as trim on little girl’s skirts and dresses.

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  237. Sue Acosta

    I love rick rack. I have been collecting interesting ways to use it.

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  238. Lesley

    I love ric rac on little girl clothes

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  239. Pamb

    I like the overlapped look you did with the blue and white. I never thought of doing that! Thanks for the great idea.

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  240. Bev

    I have always loved using rick rack. I make flowers out of it

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  241. Tracy Christensen

    I made an umbrella quilt. All the umbrellas had different colors of Rick Rack across the bottom.

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  242. Marjory W

    I love the Little Charmers girls’ skirts pattern. I also like little flowers made of rick rack, which I first saw several years ago in a Martha Stewart magazine.

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  243. Debra Kay Neiman

    Fellowship of flowers sew along used a lot of rickrack – so fun. Want to use it on aprons. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  244. Peggy Phillips

    I really love that apron & I’ve seen some really cute rick rack flowers I want to try. Happy Friday!

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  245. Marla

    I would love to make the apron but any of the patterns would be fun.Makes me think of my mom and grandma who were both great sewers like me.

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  246. Ann M

    I am so happy to see your post today. I love RicRac! I put it on aprons especially , I use to put it on clothes I sewed for my children but, they put a stop to that when they became old enough to talk. So, for now, i sew it onto the aprons and bags that I make.

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  247. Ellee

    My favorite to use rick rack is as trim on bags ranging from small snap-top coin purses to large tote bags.

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  248. venita abel

    I have always loved rick rack. When I discover old sewing supplies, I usually buy them. I think I was born in the wrong time period.

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  249. Marilyn Logan

    I like the use of rickrack on vintage aprons.

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  250. Rebecca

    Rick rack holds such wonderful memories for me..my grandmother was a wonderful seamstress. Everything from my mothers wedding dress to clothes for her 5 grandchildren and doll clothes. She embellished most things with rick rack ( and ball fringe!).

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  251. BJMarley

    The first project I made with rick rack used it as a flower stem on a girl’s dress. That outfit is probably still my favorite thing I ever made with rick rack.

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  252. Susan

    Wow! What a great pattern!

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  253. Susan Biles

    I would make aprons. Thank you

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  254. DeniseMarie

    I’d love to win this & make 1 or send all needed in a sewing kit shoebox!

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  255. debbie

    The apron is so pretty. I would make the apron for sure. Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win.

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