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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

The Great Big Giveaway Day ~ April Edition

Welcome to the April 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. Today we have seven great prizes for seven lucky winners!

1. Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $20 gift certificate to their shop! Tons of amazing fabric choices for Spring!

2. LiMa Sews is offering a Fat Quarter bundle of Textures by Angela Walters for Art Gallery, including a one-yard panel. I just love this new line!

3. Christa Quilts will be giving away one of her gorgeous Charming Chevrons quilt kits. Her quilt was recently shown at QuiltCon, and you can learn how to make one just like it on her blog at ChristaQuiltsBlog.com.

Christa is on her 5th in a series of quilt alongs where she shows you how to make a complete quilt from start to finish including the quilting and binding. Kits for all quilt alongs are available in her store at ChristaQuilts.com, but of course you can choose your own fabrics, too!

** Giveaway includes free shipping to the US; international winners are responsible for shipping. **

4.Connecting Threads is giving away a gorgeous fat quarter bundle of their new Botanical Beauty collection by in-house designer Jenni Calo.

5. Contemporary Cloth is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to a lucky winner! Such great new arrivals to choose from!

6. Southern Fabric is offering a $25 Gift Certificate and you won’t have trouble finding something beautiful to spend it on.

What’s New:
PB&J by Basic Grey
Mind your Peas and Q’s by Keiki
Oink a Doddle Moo Yardage by Jenn Ski
2wenty Thr3e Yardage by Eric and Julie Comstock
Lario by 3 Sisters

30% off Sale:
Freshcut by Heather Bailey
Taza by Dena Designs
Good Fortune by Kate Spain



Facebook ~ Blog ~ Pinterest ~ Twitter

7. Skye Reve Fabrics is giving away a half yard Love and Liberty bundle. Such soft florals.

Fabulous prizes for 7 of you this month! To enter, just leave one comment. There will be one winner per shop. I will randomly pick the winners Thursday evening, April 4th. Good luck everyone!

***** And thank you so much for supporting my sponsors! *****

+++ Closing comments – will pick the winners first thing in the morning as I just stained my deck all day and am EXHAUSTED! +++

The Random Number Generator has spoken!

67 – Fat Quarter Shop $20 Gift Certificate
Amber

590 – LiMa Sews Textures Fat Quarter Bundle
Leslie Hassmann

660 – Christa Quilts Charming Chevrons Quilt Kit
Carylanne

479 – Connecting Threads Botanical Beauty Fat Quarter Bundle
Courtney Elwell

29 – Contemporary Cloth $20 Gift Certificate
DaisyLiz

517 – Southern Fabric $25 Gift Certificate
PamC

30 – Skye Reve Fabrics Love and Liberty Half Yard Bundle
Christine

Congratulations to all the winners! I will be emailing all of you for your contact information. Thanks for commenting everyone!

April 1, 2013   725 Comments

Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang ~ The Mod Stack Placemat

Hello everyone! I’d like to start off today by thanking everyone for their kind comments on my last post about Vintage Quilt Revival. We are so excited about the book and can’t wait to share more as the year progresses. You guys are really the best!

Today I’m happy to share with you my last installment for the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang, the Mod Stack Placemat.

Mod Stack Placemat Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

These placemats feature fabrics from three of Art Gallery Fabrics newest collections, Color Me Retro by designer Jeni Baker, Textures by designer Angela Walters and Carnaby Street by the wonderful Pat Bravo.

Mod Stack Placemat Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

This placemat pattern is great for beginners. I paired the fabrics with a classic linen. My backing happens to be my daughter’s favorite print from the Carnaby Street line, making the placemat reversible.

Mod Stack Placemat Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

You can find the link to my new pattern on the Art Gallery blog.

As a celebration of the release of this *free* pattern for all of you, Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter set of each of the prints used in this quilt.

Art Gallery Fabrics
TTop Row: CST-3101 King’s Road Fuchsia, CST-3210 Retro Pop Mint, TXR-8108
Crosshatch Lime, CST-3107 Ladylike Black Tea
Bottom Row: CST-3100 Brit Boutique Royal, CST-3104 Girl About Town Lime,
CST-3109 60s Waves Midnight, CMR-2101 Dulcette Azalea

To enter, you just have to do a couple things.

My rules:
• Leave a comment on this post

Art Gallery’s rules:
• Follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media platform (Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook) and Subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

I will pick a winner Friday evening, March 22nd.

And don’t forget to add photos of your finished quilt to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr Group. Happy sewing everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick a winner! ++

The winner is #191, Rebecca! Congratulations!! I will be contacting you for your mailing address. Thank you so much everyone!

March 18, 2013   220 Comments