Monday, December 12, 2011

GIVEAWAY DAY(WEEK)


It’s time for The Original, the big, the amazing… Giveaway Day! Mark your calendar for Monday, December 12th thru Friday December 16th!

Giveaway Day is a HUGE event that Sew Mama Sew coordinates where everyone with a shop or blog can give something away. This year the category's for the giveaway are:

Handmade for the Home (quilts, hot pads, pillows, etc.)
Handmade Bags
Handmade Baby + Kid Items
sewing supplies
Other Craft Supplies
Handmade Accessories (hats, scarves, belts, adult clothes, etc.)

I think I see a book in someones future, 256 Fat Quarter Quilt Blocks by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra l. Hatch. And what is a book without fabric so I am throwing in a fat quarter bundle of Moda blenders from my store to go with that book.

Leave a comment and let me know what your favorite quilting technique is or what new technique you would like to try in the coming year. For a second chance you can follow and I would love to have you. Have a Happy Holiday and a Great New Year.

129 comments:

  1. Machine piecing is my favorite technique. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Looks like a great way to use the millions of Fat Quarters I have, Jeanette! But, I'll take the Moda blenders, too, LOL. One of my favorite techniques is Foundation Paper Piecing. I do a lot of it!

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  3. I love to hand quilt. I use a hoop! carrie.hare at gmail.com

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  4. I love hand sewing and EPP fits that description. It is slower though, so I do a lot of machine sewing too.

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  5. I would like to improve my FMQ. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. I would like to learn needle turn applique, I am rubbish at it.

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  8. I'd like to try any quilting technique - I haven't started at all!

    needlegrrl at gmail

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  9. I think I would like to have a go at Bargello quilts this year...is that a technique? Oh and maybe I would like to learn how to finish things...thus my Finish A Long hehehe http://gapquilter.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-finish-long-coming-right-long.html

    Thanks for a great giveaway..this book looks amazing.

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  10. I am sort of forcing myself to do turned edge/hand applique as part of a class, but I am nervous about it. I would like to spend more time on foundation paper piecing too. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. Good Morning! I've been a follower on my Reader. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  12. Next year I am determined to start machine applique. I have many patterns and just need the TIME to experiment with my machine and practice, practice, practice! Thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to be the winner!!

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  13. I love machine piecing. However, in the coming year I want to try an appliqué quilt. I have done some little bits of appliqué, but an entire quilt will be a challenge for me.

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  14. Hi Jeanette!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
    My all time favorite has to be needle turn applique! Then machine piecing. A tie at the bottom would be machine applique (because I can't get it perfect!) and quilting my quilt tops.
    Take care, Leslie

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  15. Hi Jeanette! I have been a follower for a long time!
    Technique to try? Getting rid of my stash while sewing with all the beautiful new fabrics that are out!
    Take care, Leslie

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  16. I like working with my hands, although I really want to try every quilting technique out there, and continue to learn everytime I pick up the needle or sit down at my machine.

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  17. I want to try paper piecing this year!

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  18. I am still in the learning process of paper piecing and hope to try more after the first of the year. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  19. I want to finish my very first quilt!

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  20. I also am now a follower of your blog.

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  21. HAPPILY FOLLOWING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  22. WANT TO LEARN FREE MOTION MACHINE QUILTING THIS COMING YEAR>HUGE GOAL FOR ME! MORE PRACTICE COMING UP! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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  23. I like free motion quilting ~ it's like doodling only with fabric!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. I think I'd like to try fabric folding.

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  25. I'd like to try some free-motion patterns beyond simple stippling and meandering.

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  26. This year I would like to learn basic FMQ on my domestic sewing machine.

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  27. I love making a variety of projects, that's what keeps my interest in sewing.

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  28. In 2012 I would like to learn paper piecing

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  29. I love chain piecing. I'd love to learn to free motion quilt.

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  30. I want to inprove on free motion quilting

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  31. I would like to try applique and hand quilting.

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  32. I would like to learn free motion quilting - I am scared to try it.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I am a follower!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I want to learn dyeing fabric - and also upgrade what few skills I have with embellishments!

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  35. I really want to learn to free motion quilt.

    My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

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  36. This year, I would like to attempt hexies, but I WISH I could nail down a good stitch to finish up my bindings... I show WAY too much thread on mine when I got at a decent clip, and when I do well, it's too slow to be even remotely productive... Grr...

    Hope you enjoy many new visitors to your site this week, and thanks!

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  37. I'm really new to sewing so I just want to learn to apply binding!

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  38. I would love to try to make the Cathedral Window blocks... my first try would be a theme based on Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter (to keep it simple and do-able!!)

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  39. I am already a follower!! Yay!!

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  40. I've only ever doen machine quilting. I like stitch in the ditch as well as free motion quilting.

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  41. i love machine quilting- loops are my favorite :)

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  42. I would love to learn paper piecing! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  43. I'm a new follower. Thank you for another chance to win.

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  44. I'm so new to quilting that I don't think I could be said to have a favorite technique. I even had to look online to work out how to attach the walking foot to my machine. I'm pretty impressed by my first quilt though - especially the perfectly mitred corners on the binding!

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  45. I hope to get better at Free Motion Quilting

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  46. This year I would like to go further with applique, with more involved designs.

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  47. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  48. I would love to try making cathedral windows! Just a pillow, though, probably not a full quilt!!! :)

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  49. I like to applique and I would love to learn paper piecing!

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  50. love to piece quilts. would like to summon courage to paper piece next year.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  51. I usually do straight line or stitch in the ditch. I would like to try a quilt as you go quilt as well as stippling in 2012... we shall see!

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  52. 2012 is the season of technique for me. I'm going to play with lino cut printing and screen printing and fabric painting.

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  53. I'm a follower - thanks for the 2nd entry. Love your worm up there!

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  54. I want to try cathedral windows. Thanks!

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  55. I would love to learn how to long arm quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. I think this year I would like to try some applique

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  57. i would like to learn how to stich in the ditch where it acuallt looks like it is supposed to. :)

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  58. I am new to quilting, and so I am trying to learn how to free motion quilt (meandering stitch). It's my favorite method of quilting, but for me it takes a lot of practice!
    jcneen (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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  59. I would love to start doing applique, but terrified of making mistakes!

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  60. I do mostly machine piecing. I would like to get better at sewing curves. Merry Christmas!

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  61. I want to try curved piecing - specifically Drunkards Path!
    Happy Christmas

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  62. I'm determined to give hand quilting a try this coming year.

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  63. I think I should learn how to do paper piecing. I've always like the New York Beauty and it looks so hard. Huzzah for new challenges.

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  64. I want to improve my hand applique next year so I can do a Dear Jane quilt.

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  65. Free-motion quilting makes me a happy camper. :-)

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  66. I want to learn hand quilting next year, from the pro my grandmother

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  67. I want to learn different FMQing techniques, thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  68. I'm a beginning sewer, and I've never done a quilt! I've been wanting to try though--but where to start?? Perhaps this book can lead me on my way.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    piper(AT)revivingremnants(DOT)com

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  69. I'm all set up to learn how to free motion quilt this next year. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

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  70. I'd like to do more paper piecing this coming year.

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  71. This year I want to work on FMQ. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. I'm getting more serious about quilting and there's a lot I don't know, being largely self-taught. I'd love to put this book on my shelf! I want to make an Oh Fransson billboard quilt this year.

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  73. I want to learn much more about quilting. I've been studying about it for the past couple years with me being much more serious in the past year. I finally found a place to take a beginning Quilt Piecing class a few months ago which I did complete but it was not a 'complete' class as it did not teach alot of what I had hoped, including what I feel is the most important - binding and finishing your quilt. We did a table runner and other than learning to do three blocks, we learned nothing more so I feel that class fell way short of my expectations. I have alot more to learn BUT, this next year I want to learn paper piecing and go from there trying many more techniques which I will continue learning from the awesome bloggers that are doing such great work sharing their knowledge.
    This book really looks great. I'd love to win this to help me with even more ideas.
    Thank you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

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  74. I am a new follower now although I would LOVE to see the ability to also subscribe via email to your blog. That is the easiest way for me and I know I've seen others on other blogs saying the same thing.

    Thank you again for the awesome book giveaway.

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  75. I want to learn to do inset circles and curved pieciong this year. Thanks for the chance to win

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  76. id like to learn freeform quilting :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  77. im a new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  78. I'm hoping to learn how to free motion quilt.

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  79. I haven't done any actual quilting yet, but I definitely want to try this next year, since I adore quilts! And my youngest needs a big boy bed, so he definitely gets a new quilt.

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  80. I am going to learn needle turn applique next year. I have a wonderful pattern that I want to make. I'm just waiting for the crazy holidays to get past. Thanks.

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  81. I'd love to try curved quilting. I'm still a novice, so I'll have to try out something on a small scale first.

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  82. I'd like to try stippling this new year.

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  83. My favorite technique is machine applique and I want to learn how to do free motion quilting.
    ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

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  84. I would love to learn to do FMQ and am hoping I can do it reasonably well!

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  85. Great giveaway! I'd love to learn to machine quilt in the new year ... on my brand new sewing machine. I like a good challenge and I love making baby quilts. But I've always done them by hand and would like to up the production :) b.moews@gmail.com

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  86. I really want to try some paper piecing. I don't have a lot of quilting experience (yet).

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  87. Paper piecing is what I hope to learn next. I'm a quilting newbie, so I'm trying to get down all the basic techniques right now.

    binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

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  88. I want to learn how to machine quilt. It seems a little scary, but rewarding. I love books and would love to win this one! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  89. I'm a recent addition to the quilting world so in 2012: I'll make my first quilt!! And hopefully more. :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  90. I'm working on FMQing. I hope to make my pattens really look like something, work on spacing and stitch length. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. I would like to try more applique, maybe Hawaiian style.

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  92. I would love to try some improv piecing. I spend lots of time planning and really enjoy it but people say that just sitting down and sewing with no plan is very liberating. I guess I will either love it or hate it. Thanks!

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  93. I am a happy new follower. Thanks!

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  94. I really want to try free motion quilting but I am terrified that I will ruin my quilt top. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  95. I am working hard and it will continue into 2012 to improve my handsewing. It just doesn't suit me and I am working to make it neater.

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  96. I am a new follower of your blog. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  97. I would like to get better at the end of both spectrums...handwork (such as hexagons) and free motion quilting. Trying to get a handle on time management with a 4 yr old. Hopefully I can be productive whether at the machine or on the go with handwork :)

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  98. I am a follower. Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

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  99. I'm pretty new so far all I have done is squares. This next year I am going to give half square triangles a try!

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  100. I want to try free motion quilting!

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  101. I always machine piece and hand quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

    sandy(dot)hardman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I've only done one quilt, but hope to make a couple more this year. Just getting the darn things square would be great! :)

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  103. I'm a new quilter, so I'm so excited for a chance at a book about quilting!

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  104. I love to chain-piece and use leaders/enders to make two quilts at once (I think that would be considered a technique, right?). What a great giveaway prize - thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  105. My favorite quilting technique is hand quilting.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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