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Great Big Giveaway Day ~ July Edition

Welcome to the July edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer fun prizes for many of you to win. This month we have six great prizes for six lucky winners!

Before I get to the prizes, I want to remind everyone to check your email (including SPAM folders) after I choose the winners. We’ve had a couple people not reply to the winner email message the last 2 months and the shops and I want to make sure everyone gets connected with their prizes!

1. Sew Sweetness Patterns is giving away her collection of 12 patterns to 1 lucky winner!

2. Cuts of Cotton, my newest sponsor, is giving away a fat quarter bundle of 7 fabrics from the new Squared Elements Collection from Art Gallery Fabrics. The colors included are: Noir, Shadow, Rosewater, Watermelon, Honeycomb, Seafoam and Turquoise.

3. Connecting Threads is giving away a fat quarter sampler of their new gold metallic fabric collection, Holiday Elegance. There are a total of 16 fat quarters in the sampler, 10 of which have the gold metallic on them.

4. Contemporary Cloth is offering a $20 gift certificate so you can buy anything in the shop! There is currently a huge clearance going on with their Organic Fabrics, fat quarter packs, etc.

5. Threadbias is offering a 3 month pass to their Quilt Design Tool!

6. Skye Reve Fabrics is giving away a Farm Life Half yard Bundle. Super cute!

To enter to win one of these prizes, just leave one comment. I’ll pick one winner per shop on Thursday evening, July 4th. Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments! I’ll pick the winners tomorrow – off to the fireworks tonight! ++

Phew! Sorry for the late winners announcement. Here they are and I’ll be emailing each of you shortly. Thanks for commenting everyone!

#244 – Cindy
Sew Sweetness Bag Patterns

#161 – Brooke
Cuts of Cotton Squared Elements Fat Quarter Set

#119 – Tammy L
Contemporary Cloth $20 Gift Certificate

#192 – Kathy
Connecting Threads Holiday Elegance Fat Quarter Set

#199 – Jes
Threadbias 3 Month Design Tool Pass

#131 – Kathy Nadel
Skye Reve Fabrics Farm Life Half Yard Bundle

July 1, 2013   411 Comments

Great Big Giveaway Day ~ June Edition

Welcome to the June edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer great prizes for lots of you to win. This month we have eight great prizes for eight lucky winners!


1. Surly Sheep is giving away a color wheel pack of 5″ Charm Squares, 54 charm squares total. So many project possibilities with this one.

2. Sew Sweetness Patterns is offering her entire collection of 11 patterns up to 1 lucky winner ~ wow!

3. Fresh Modern Fabric is giving away one bundle of fabrics from Riley Blake’s new Hipster line. The winner gets to choose between one of the two below bundles!

4. Contemporary Cloth is offering a set of fabric from Safari Sweet Organic Cotton – 7 fat quarters by Clothworks Fabrics.

They also are having a shop special. Mention 50ship in the checkout for comment section for 50% off of your shipping! Ends 6-7 (Thursday, midnight, EST)

5. Southern Fabric is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you! Lots of new fabric in the shop to tempt you, including Happy Go Lucky Yardage by Bonnie and Camille and Flats by Angela Yosten. New sale fabrics too, like Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket.

6. Pink Castle Fabrics is giving away 2 Happy Go Lucky Charm Packs. Expect the entire collection into Brenda’s shop this week!

7. Skye Reve Fabrics is offering a City Block Half Yard Bundle. Great colors for a little girl!

8. Connecting Threads is giving away one of their Fauna Thread sets. Such a perfect set of neutral colors!

I will be closing the comments Thursday evening! I won’t have access to a computer to pick the winners until Sunday – so keep an eye out then for the winner list. Good luck everyone!

+++ Closing comments! I’ll pick winners Sunday evening. +++

Hello everyone! I’m back and have the names of the lucky winners.

1. #211 – Mary
Color Wheel Charm Pack from Surly Sheep

2. #723 – Ginger
Entire Pattern Collection from Sew Sweetness Patterns

3. #752 – Bobbi
Riley Blake Hipster bundle (Your choice, visit the blog post to see your options) from Fresh Modern Fabric

4. #766 – Erin
Safari Sweet Organic Cotton Bundle of 7 Fat Quarters from Contemporary Cloth

5. #894 – Liz.tius
$25 Gift Certificate from Southern Fabric

6. #287 – Diane Tetreault
2 Happy Go Lucky Charm Packs from Pink Castle Fabrics

7. #140 – Shawn
City Block Half Yard Bundle from Skye Reve Fabrics

8. #196 – Amanda Guthrie
Fauna Thread Set from Connecting Threads

I will be contacting each of you for your addresses. Thank you everyone for commenting and supporting my sponsors!

June 3, 2013   929 Comments

The Great Big Giveaway Day ~ May Edition

Welcome to the May edition of the Great Big Giveaway Day! This is the time of the month where many of my sponsors offer great prizes for lots of you to win. This month we have 12 great prizes for 12 lucky winners!



1. This month, I am giving away 3 charm packs of Full Moon Lagoon, courtesy of Andover Fabrics. I’ll pick 3 winners and each person will get 1 charm pack. I also am giving away a copy of the latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol 7. That will go to another lucky winner!

2. ChristaQuilts is giving away one of her 8 fat quarter color bundles (value $22.95). Winner’s choice! As a special for all my readers she’s also offering a coupon for 10% off any one order, no matter how large or small. Just use code FRESH13 at checkout for your discount.

3. Connecting Threads is offering one lucky winner three solid fabric charm packs; one berry patch, one foliage, and one oceanfront. Each of the samplers has 24 fabrics.

4. Moona Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter bundle of “Urban Mod” by Art Gallery Fabrics – 10 pcs included are from the Street Siren palette – shades of aqua and citrus in delicious modern designs.

5. Contemporary Cloth is offering a $20 gift certificate so you can do some shopping! I’m drooling over the new Oakshott Cottons in the shop!

50% off shipping domestic and international during the Giveaway – just
type 50ship into the comments of the check-out form, we will refund you when we ship.

6. Southern Fabric is giving away a $25 gift certificate. There’s a lot of new fabric to choose from in the shop – Riley Chevron, Pirate Matey’s, 2wenty Thr3e, One for the Boys and Boho.

Right now there is also 30% off Lark Yardage by Amy Butler, Freshcut yardage by Heather Bailey, and All Caravan Precuts. 20% off Funky Monkey and Coquette.

7. I Don’t Do Dishes is giving away 2 yards of fabric – winner’s choice!

This month is the shop’s 1 year shopiversary. To celebrate, use code ONEYEAR for 15% off your order total through the month of May.

8. LiMa Sews is offering a fat quarter bundle of Tsuru (12 fqs/3 yds). I just love this new collection!

9. Fresh Modern Fabric is giving away a custom fabric set, the Spring Thing Fat Quarter Bundle. Such inspiring colors.

To enter, just leave one comment. There will be one winner per shop (except for my giveaway which will have 4 winners). I will randomly pick the 12 winners Friday evening, May 10th. I’m also linking up to Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day.

Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments! I’ll pick and notify the winners this weekend – stay tuned! ++

Here are the lucky winners, picked from Random.org.

#74 – Elizabeth
100 Blocks Magazine from me

#170 – Andrea Nelson
Full Moon Lagoon Charm Pack from Andover

#271 – Irelle
Full Moon Lagoon Charm Pack from Andover

#291 – Amber
Full Moon Lagoon Charm Pack from Andover

#367 – Kathy Gordon
Fat Quarter Color Bundle of your choice from Christa Quilts

#435 – Kelly
$20 gift certificate from Contemporary Cloth

#543 – Amy
Fat quarter bundle of “Urban Mod” from Moona Fabrics

#624 – Kassi McKey
Three solid fabric charm packs from Connecting Threads

#795 – Carly Ann
$25 gift certificate from Southern Fabric

#800 – Anna
2 yards of fabric – winner’s choice – from I Don’t Do Dishes

#1003 – Lady J
Fat quarter bundle of Tsuru from LiMa Sews

#1072 – Emily Becker Bruzzini
Spring Thing Fat Quarter Bundle from Fresh Modern Fabric

Congratulations everyone! I will be emailing each of you. Thanks for visiting everyone!

May 6, 2013   1,098 Comments

His and Hers microMod Sew Along and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on Green Bee Design’s His and Hers microMod Sew Along! MicroMod is the premier fabric line from Cloud9 Fabrics designer Rob Bancroft. Also husband of designer and author Alexia Abegg – that’s one talented couple!

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

Today I’m going to share some cloth, appliqué napkins. These are a fun project that would be great not only for your home, but also as a housewarming or host/hostess gift for a friend.

In the spirit of setting a pretty table at meal time, I asked Rob and Alexia what sort of food they would cook the other for a special occasion.

Alexia: I love to cook and try new things, and thankfully so does Rob. But for a sweet surprise meal I think I would go with his favorites; I would make caesar salad, homemade gnocchi with a brown butter sauce, and then his favorite dessert, cheesecake.

Rob: Though this meal doesn’t necessarily promote amorous affection (high levels of garlic), I love to make and surprise Alexia with chicken piccata, sauteed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes, neatly plated and served on a restaurant inspired table setting, white table cloth and cloth napkins included.

I really love chicken piccata, so that made me hungry!

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

To make these napkins, all you need is a set of store bought cloth napkins (I bought a 4 pack of linen/cotton blend ones at Target for about $8.00), Heat n Bond Lite, and your favorite fabrics.

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

I decided to appliqué different designs onto the corner of each napkin. I simply applied the Heat n Bond Lite to the back of the fabric scraps (per the manufactures instructions), cut out my shapes, and then ironed them onto the napkins.

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

I wanted to keep my edges pretty raw, as I think a little fraying as they wash will give these a great look. So I sewed with a straight stitch a couple of times around each fabric shape. If you don’t like the frayed look, you could use a tighter zigzag stitch to finish your appliqué.

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

Don’t forget when sewing along with microMod, be sure to tag your photos with #microMod on Instagram. You can also post your pictures on the Green Bee Patterns Facebook page or add them to the microMod Flickr group.

Linen Napkins ~ microMod applique ~ by Fresh Lemons Quilts, Faith

And now for the giveaway! How would you like to win a full Fat Quarter bundle of microMod? Simply leave a comment and I will pick a winner on Friday, April 19th.

There are also prizes at the other Sew Along stops. And, for a grand finale, a huge prize package back at Alexia’s blog at the end of the hop: A fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (Open to contiguous US residents only.) So be sure to follow and sew along. :)

April 2 – Alexia & Rob at Green Bee
April 3 – Kelly at Kelbysews
April 5 – Amanda at the Craft Junky
April 6 – Rachael at Imagine Gnats
April 8 – Heather at alamode
April 10 – Holly at Bijou lovely
April 13 – Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee
April 17 – Me!
April 18 – Katie at Swim Bike Quilt
April 19 – Deborah at Whipstitch
April 20 – Jacey at Jaceycraft
April 24 – Jenny at the Southern Institute
April 25 – Amy from sukie don’t ya know
April 26 – Jen from Betty Crocker Ass
April 27 – Sara from Sew Sweetness
April 28 – Krista at Krista Withers Quilting
April 29 – Katy from I’m a Ginger Monkey
April 30 – Amber from One Shabby Chick
May 1 – Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE

Happy sewing everyone!

++ Closing Comments to Pick a Winner! ++

The lucky winner is #113, Brynn! Congratulations and I will be contacting you for your address. Thank you everyone for entering and remember to continue keeping up with the microMod Sew Along. :)

April 17, 2013   324 Comments