: : i love gadgets : :

I am a gadget girl.  Fun little trinkets that do cool things that become almost obsessive.  For instance, I have this adorable measuring cup that measures up to 4 tablespoons.  I love it.  It's fun.  I use it all the time because it's just cute and fun.  Makes cooking more enjoyable.

Same thing with the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker.  Do I sound like an infomercial?  Ok, so you know if you read here once in awhile that not too long ago I had the pleasure of being asked by Simplicity to actually film a little promo video for them to illustrate this little gadget machine.

It is pretty nifty I must admit.  You load up a strip of fabric onto the spool and feed it through the tip.  It has a heating element, lock the top plate in place, turn on the run button and it feeds it through, folding and pressing making a single fold bias tape.  It's pretty dog gone cool.  First time I used it, I think I made like 5 yards of bias tape.  It was addicting and very fun!

So what do you do with all this bias tape?  Use it on home dec projects, make a lanyard, hem a skirt, use it on a bag, bind a quilt (yep, there are quilt binding tips!).  Make bias tape, package it and give it as gifts to all your sewing friends.  Heck, there's so much you can do with it.

Simplicity has a couple of new project books that will be coming out later this summer chock full of ideas (check out the top photo - that's just a few of the projects that the Adornit girls came up with for one of the books.)

Simplicity was really nice when I asked if I could have one of these to give away on my blog...guess what?  I got one!  For one of you!  Ya-hoo!  Now YOU can share in the addiction and make yards and yards of bias tape for all of your projects.

If you don't win this one, you can find these at your local quilt and crafting store or Simplicity.com.

How can you win this one?  Easy!  Just leave a comment and tell me what you would make using this machine.

For extra entries, you can:

1) Friend Simplicity on Facebook, leave a separate comment. 2) Visit Simplicity and tell me what your one dream item would be from their catalog, besides the bias tape maker of course.  Leave a separate comment.  {my dream item is THIS!} 3) Tweet this giveaway on Twitter, something like "I'll be making bias tape all day long if I win this!  http://twopeasinapoddesigns.com/2011/07/i-love-gadgets/     .  Leave a separate comment.  You can @trishpreston too if you want! 4) Friend me on Facebook, leave a separate comment. 5) Subscribe to this blog, leave a separate comment.

So that's 6 separate entries for a chance to win this really fun gadget!

More cool stuff...I have a few of those project books too!  One will come with the machine and I have 2 others that two of you will win too!  3 prizes, #1 - the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker, including the 1" tip plus a project book, #2 - a set of 2 Simplicity project books, and #3 - one Simplicity project book.

This giveaway will close July 24, 2011 at midnight.  A winner will be chosen using random.org.  Good luck!


Trish {DISCLOSURE :: Simplicity provided me with the Bias Tape Maker to giveaway on my blog.  I received no compensation for this giveaway post and my words and opinions here are my own.}