A New OttLite + Giveaway!

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Winter is just around the corner and in my neck of the woods, that means we see a lot less of sun for a few months. My sewing space is up on the third floor of our house, and there are definitely some dark corners where the roof slopes down. Proper lighting is a must-have in those areas, especially considering it’s where I have my cutting table.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Recently, OttLite contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out a new lamp – and also offered up the same lamp for one of you! They sent me an LED Crane Lamp (Amazon affiliate link / OttLite link), and I’ve been testing it out for the last month or so.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

This lamp is a bit different than my other two Ottlites. They are shorter and more compact – which I do love. I have the Slimline Task Lamp by a sewing machine and a Folding Task Lamp that I gave to my daughter for her bedroom desk. This LED Crane Lamp is tall, slim, and adjusts like crazy.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

It has a heavy/solid base to sit on the table, or you can take that piece off and attach a clamp, to clamp it to the edge of a table top and not use any of your working space for the base. Great flexibility!

I turned all the lights off in my sewing room and closed the blinds, and took a picture to show just how bright this lamp is. You can place the lamp high to spread the light around, or angle it to direct the light where you’d like it to shine.

OttLite Giveaway at Fresh Lemons Quilts

OttLite has generously offered to send one of these LED Crane Lamps to one of you! How is that for a holiday gift? Just leave a comment to enter and I will pick a winner next Tuesday, November 29th. If you’d like to purchase an OttLite as a gift for a fellow crafter, you can find lots of styles on the OttLite website (looks like they are having a Black Friday sale too!), your local craft store, or Amazon (affilite link). Good luck everyone!

++ Closing comments to pick the lucky winner! ++

Congratulations to our lucky winner, #257, Sabra Kachelein. I will be in contact! Thank you all for commenting – it appears we all need good lighting! I hope you will consider putting an OttLite on your wish list this year.

Welcome Worldwide Label!

Worldwide Label : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Today I’d like to give a big welcome to my newest blog sponsor, Worldwide Label! I first ordered from Worldwide Label back in 2012. I really wanted woven labels for my projects. I designed something simple that would work with any project, no matter what the design or fabrics used. I just loved how they turned out, and over the last 3 years I have been adding them to pretty much everything!

Fresh Lemons labels from Worldwide Labels : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Adding a label to a project not only helps memorialize who made the quilt/bag/clothing, but takes the finished item to the next level professionally.

Worldwide Label offers a variety of options from woven labels (text only or with artwork), print labels, woven patches, size tags, hang tags and business cards.

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My labels are a woven loop-folded label with a white background and dark gray text.

Fresh Lemons labels from Worldwide Labels : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I hope you will take some time to go check out Worldwide Label and add some professional finishing detail to your next project!

Welcome Dinkydoo Fabrics!

Dinkydoo Fabrics

Today I’m happy to introduce you to the newest sponsor on my blog, fabric and notion shop Dinkydoo Fabrics! Dinkydoo is located in Vancouver, Canada (which just so happens to be on my vacation bucket list) and carries mostly modern & contemporary pre-cuts.

Owner Alicia has always been a crafty person: cross-stitching, pattern drawing, english paper piecing, clothes making, and quilt making. I asked Alicia how she got started with Dinkydoo.

I started Dinkydoo mostly because of a big lack of good online Canadian fabric stores. Some of the bigger places usually had cheaper discounted fabric and to get to a really good ones I’d have to drive pretty far. Then when I talked to our distributor up here I found out that because we’re in Vancouver, we can usually get new Moda pre-cuts a few months before the US does! It’s very exciting to be able offer our best neighbours early access to some of the great new Moda collections before anyone else.

I really hope everyone enjoys Dinkydoo, and if you see the “Chat” button online, don’t be a stranger! (I’m always glad to help out in any way I can!).

I love the variety of fabrics in the shop. For my USA readers, keep in mind that listed prices are in Canadian dollars, but there is an easy button on the right hand side of the item listings that changes the prices to US dollars or the Euro.

You can keep up with Dinkydoo online at their blog, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. They also offer a 15% discount off entire orders by signing up to their Newsletter (scroll to the bottom of the homepage to sign up).

Please join me in welcoming Dinkydoo! Thank you all for your generous support of my sponsors.


Massdrop : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Last month, website Massdrop contacted me to see if I was interested in checking out their service and products. I had heard some talk about them here and there on Instagram, so I figured, why not! Massdrop describes themselves as “an online community for enthusiasts that provides people across several communities — from audio and electronics to quilting and cooking — a place to connect, discuss their favorite products and activities, and buy those products together.”

Aurifil at Massdrop

Basically, a group of people get together to get discounts on their favorite products. And if you are reading this, some of your favorite products probably include things like quilt patterns, thread and fabric! Massdrop has an entire Crafting section where you can group buy these things. The deals and items are constantly changing – for example, right now there is a great bargain some quilting items, including a set of Aurifil thread and Anna Maria Horner’s Honor Roll fat quarter bundle.

Aurifil at Massdrop

When I initially heard about Massdrop, my first question was about payment and shipping. When are you charged? How long does it take to receive the items? How many people have to buy the item for you to get the best deal? They cover all these details on their FAQ page. (It’s important to note that all sales are final – no returns.)

I’ve subscribed to the Massdrop emails and have enjoyed watching different deals offered. If you like stash building and discounts, you might want to sign up too!