Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giveaway Day!

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. Thanks for playing along!

If this is your first time here, Welcome! I hope you enjoy my blog and decide to stick around. If you've been here before, Welcome back!

Sew, Mama, Sew! is a fantastic blog/shop/forum that has gathered bloggers from all over the world to host giveaways on their sites. Last year I found tons of new sites and entered too many giveaways ;). This year I have a blog of my own and am super excited to be among the list of bloggers. And since I believe in Go Big or Go Home (or at least that's what I tell myself), I'm having 3 giveaways.

First up are 3 patterns. Colorwash Heart by Chase-Adams Designs is a beautiful pattern for creating a watercolor look using strip piecing. Fall Baskets by Joe Wood for Piece by Piece Quilts is a fun quilt with appliqué baskets. (Joe is a local who owns a quilt shop in Concord, CA.) And, Fiesta Bag by Poor House Quilt Designs is a fun pattern for a large quilted tote with 6 outside pockets


Next I have fabric! The group on the left is fall/Halloween prints, a half yard each, 100% cotton. The next two are some yummy fabrics I picked up last year in Hawaii. The maroon is a poly/cotton blend and the blue feels like a rayon.


Last, but not least, I have fabulous book. Leisure Arts Presents Big Book of Best-Loved Quilt Patterns.  This book contains 82 classic patterns and is filled with beautiful color pictures. Even if you prefer contemporary patterns, this is a book that would be coffee table perfect!



To win one of the prizes just leave a comment answering the following question. If you had a super crafting power, what would it be? Always perfect seams? Even stitches even at midnight? or Perhaps free motion quilting with your eyes closed?  Also let me know which giveaway you'd prefer. New and old followers get an extra entry. Be sure to add another comment for your second entry.

Don't forget to leave your email address so I have a way of contacting you. This giveaway is open until May 25th 11:59 pm PST. Entries open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen with the help of random.org. I'll post the winners on May 26th. Thanks! I hope you enjoy your time looking around.  Come back soon.

102 comments:

  1. I'd love to have a super machine quilting power:) I guess even a little practice would help:) All 3 of your prizes look great. If I have to choose, the book would be my first choice, but I would be excited to win any of the 3. Many thanks!

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  2. Great Giveaway! I wish I could make my points pointy! gougeonathome@charter.net (Allison)

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  3. I'd love the Hawaiian fabrics. I guess I'd have to say the crafting ability would be to actually make everything I dream up in my head! Oh to have the time to do that..... :)

    316ramirez@gmail.com
    Wichita, KS
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  4. to not get that pain in my arms and back after quilting for too long...(super human ability to sit at a machine and not get tired lol)

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  5. The "Best-Loved Quilting Patterns" book looks lovely.

    My super-crafting ability would be invisible-mistakes (mistakes don't matter much, if you can't see them, haha).

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  6. My super crafting abilty would be to finish every project I started. :)

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  7. My super crafting power would be never having to use the seam ripper...ugh!

    G'Day! I'm here for the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! Please visit me, too:
    http://www.homemakerhoney.com/2011/05/sew-mama-sew-may-giveaway-day-ends-may.html

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    @Homemaker_Honey
    homemakerhoney.com
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  8. I would love great ideas, all the time, which would make me money and let me do what I want! :) Thanks for a chance to win!

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  9. I prefer the fabrics...one can never have enough. My crafting super power would be to wave my magic wand and have the entire house clean itself so I would have more time to create. Thanks

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  10. I love the fabrics. My super quilting power would be auto-binding, because that is my LEAST favorite part of making a quilt.
    KellyCraftsforKids@gmail.com

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  12. I'd love to be able to always have clothes I make fit just right the first time.
    And I'd love that big book of quilting patterns <3

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  13. I would love to be able to ensure my fabrics stay perfectly in place while I sew - even with pins in they sometimes get squirrely on me.

    I am definitely interested in the fabrics, they are very pretty.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    crazyncrafty (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I would love to be able to bind with no effort.
    kirkandalice (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. Perfect piecework! I feel like I spend so much time lining up seams and taking in seams I would love it if all of my piece work lined up perfectly every time

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  16. my superpower would be to hand quilt as fast as a sewing machine can.... Bionic Arm would work I think

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  17. I would LOVE the superpower of PATIENCE. I think it's why I don't do things like complicated quilting patterns (not piecing the top, the actual quilting) . . . I just can't deal with free motion AT ALL.

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. My super power would be to freeze time! Never seems to be enough time to get done all I want to get done! ;)

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  19. The fabric for sure!!
    My super quilting power? That all of my seams would be straight and EXACTLY 1/4" along the entire length.

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  20. Fast and accurate rotary cutter special power! (fun question)

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  21. Fantastic giveaway...the fabrics and patterns are wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win them. I would love to be able to match up my seams perfectly, that would be a great special power.
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  22. Those fabrics are great! I've been shopping for Halloween fabrics a lot lately. My super crafting power would be super cutting speed. It always takes me forever to cut everything & that's my least favorite part of sewing.

    Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaway. :)

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  23. I would love to have super duper free motion quilting skills. I've practiced and practiced, but I guess I'll have to practice more ;) Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes. If I won, I'd like to win the book or the fabric.

    Thank you! anotherfabricaddict@gmail.com

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  24. I would love to win your quilt book giveaway. If I had a super crafting power, it would be to be good at whatever I want to do with no learning curve involved. I would love to win your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. Pick me!

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  25. If I could have super power it would always be to have perfect cuts every time. No more "oops..."

    bsyb100 at gmail dot com

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  26. My amazing crafting ability would be to be able to actually make all of the ideas I come up with! I try, but they don't always turn out!!

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  27. Id love to be able to quilt on a long arm - folks that do well at that are truly creating works of art. Amazing.

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  28. I'd like to make perfect corners (where a four patch of squares meet.) Can't get them perfect for the life of me.

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  29. My super powers would be able to cut my fabric pieces out with the blink of an eye. And have more time to do all the projects I dream up. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  30. Always the right measurements! This way I would be perfect at almost everything.

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  31. My superpower would be "finish what I start before moving onto the next" or "finish in a timely manner" :-) The book looks lovely--always enjoy drawing inspiration from the past!

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  32. My super power would be to always piece things together correctly. You don't want to know how well I know my seam ripper.

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  33. Thanks for the chance! thurbs8(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  34. My super power would be to know every little thing my new Bernina does. There is so much power here and I don't have a clue how to use it. YET! I'd love to win your pretty fabric.

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  35. The ability to make time. There is never enough time to do all the crafting I want to do.

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  36. To be able to cut to within a millimeter accuracy!

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  37. To be able to do that gorgeous machine quilting. I used to do machine embroidery until sewing machines got computers and they do all the work. I would rather use my hands to create what I'm doing.
    bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. Love the fabrics!

    I would always have the correct color of thread, top AND bobbin, if I had a super power.
    ...sigh. :)

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  39. My super power would be to fold my arms and blink like in the old Jeanie TV show, and the whole house would be clean, with supper cooked/in the fridge! Then I'd have all the time I want for quilting!
    I love that maroon fabric from Hawaii!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. it would have to be perfect free motion quilting. I would love the fabric.

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  41. points that always matched!

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  42. Definitely a steady hand when it comes to free motion quilting! I get so tense when trying to make all my stitches even and perfect! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  43. Thank you for the great giveaway.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
    I live most of the time in Canada, but also have a residence in the states, so I hope you can include me in the giveaway.
    I would have super hand sewing capabilities

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  44. I would have to have no mistake power... that way I could throw away my seam ripper:)

    craftsinbloom (at) gmail (dot) com

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  45. What a great giveaway! I'd love to easliy machine quilt my quilts on my domestic sewing machine. I need to have better control. The quilting book looks awesome! Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day.

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  46. i would like to win the big book..

    i would love to have the superpower of finishing every project i dream of

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. My gathers would stay in place with mind power!

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  48. My super powers would be that I could do a quilt in minutes.

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  49. I'd love to be able to sew perfectly straight.
    And I love the fabric or the book.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  50. A super crafting power would be the ability to freeze time so that I could get more crafting done in a day! I never feel like there's enough time to do it all.

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  51. I'd love to have perfect free motion quilting powers!

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  52. Fabric please!

    I would love to be more organized. Srlsy. If had a superpower....it would be organization. :)

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  53. My super crafting power would be the ability to turn back time so I can get more time to craft! Would love to win the Halloween fabrics--thanks for the chance!

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  54. Thanks for a chance to win! perfect stitches for hand quilting

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  55. I love the yummy fabric. If I could have a super power I would love perfect hand stitches or even super patience for all those tedious projects

    mikeandjackiew at gmail . com

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  56. Oooh, I agree the tiem turning super power would be the one for me!


    pa7oma(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)mx

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  57. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I'd love the fabrics. I'm like to be able to make up my own patterns easily.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. I would love to be able to work with any fabric, anytime, no problem!

    Thanks!

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  59. My superpower would be to look at a pattern, and just know how the pieces would be sewn together, never reading the instructions!
    I would like the book.

    dvdenter (at) gci (dot) net

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  60. My super crafting power would be never ending creativity! ;)

    I would love to win any of your fab prizes! thanks!
    hensnest at windstream dot net

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  61. new follower!
    hensnest at windstream dot net

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  62. My super crafting power would be perfect seams. I'd never have to get my seam ripper out again because of tension issues or skipped stitches. Thanks for the giveaway. I prefer the book, then the patterns.

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  63. I would love the fabric, especially the Halloween prints!

    My crafting power would be to stop time, so I could actually get what I want done. Does that count as a crafting power?

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  64. I'm following your blog!

    reneelasater(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. My first choice would be the book. My super power would be speed sewing. So much to sew so little time :)

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  66. I would love the book!

    My superpower would be to be able to blink and the cutting for a project would be done instantly and perfectly. I hate cutting and always manage to mess it up.

    mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. I'm a follower!
    mamaisaac09(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I love the Hawaiian fabric and my super power would be instantly serged garment seams (without a serger!)

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  69. I'd love how to be faster!
    bunchofbees at gmail dot com

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  70. My super crafting power would be the ability to always purchase the right amount of fabric, even when I don't know what I am going to make with said fabric! Thanks!

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  71. I am a new follower and I forgot to say I would love giveaway number 3, I am always looking for inspiration!

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  72. I wish I could knit and tat! I would love the book!

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  73. i wish i could knit really quickly!! that'd be my super crafting power. :)

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  74. Let's see all of your prizes are so great! Especially those fabrics!! If I could have any sewing super power it would be to snap my fingers and have my quilt all binded. I hate hand sewing the back of the binding.

    Lyanna


    lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I would be able to do magic applique and have it look amazing with just a snap of the fingers!

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  76. I'd take free motion quilting with my eyes opened! =) It's hard to get it just right! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  77. The ability to always find the right fabric so that my project turns out the way it looked in my mind.

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  78. I'd have the ability to use my sewing machine without it locking up and the thread fraying. Yes, I guess I have some of the settings wrong! :P

    I'd love to win the fabric. Thanks!

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  79. My superpower would definitely be in the fabric selection and pattern matching. But fun anyways!

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  80. Also I was following before via GoogleReader but just became an official follower again... :)

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  81. My superpower would be square corners! Can't do it! I would love the fabric! but happy with any! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  82. I'd want to be able to sew together thick block centers without slipping sideways. I just finished a kaleidoscope and at the center I always have to fight with 8 layers of fabric wanting to squirt out from under the presser foot.

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  83. My super crafting power would be the determination to finish everything I started!

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  84. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the question.. I'd need many super powers, right now I wish I could machine quilt at all, eyes opened :)

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  85. Ah, to quilt without pucker...that would be mine. Oh, and to not ever have to sleep, or eat, or go to the bathroom. Just think of how many quilts I could finish then! :)

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  86. my super crafting power would be to always be patient with my machine/bobbin....

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  87. I would be able to press seams instantly! Thanks for the great giveaway. I would love the fabric :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  88. I would have perfect measuring skills. Sometimes it seems no matter how many times I check and re-check I get pieces that don't match. And I would love the fabric!

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  89. I would want to have impeccable quilting.


    lindsay dot forgette at gmail dot com

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  90. I would love to win this. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

    mwcallan5 at gmail dot com

    My power would be always perfect seams.

    I would like the fabric.

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  91. the quilt book. perfect seams. no holes, catching of fabric or thing not lining up.

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  92. I love those fabrics! And my superpower would definitely be perfect seams. Or maybe the power to fit clothes perfectly, so I don't have to rip out seams again and again.

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  93. My power would be not gumming up the sewing machine with balled-up thread!

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  94. I would love to have the superpower of finishing what I start and not have five projects going at once.

    I love the fabric!

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  95. I would be like Edward Scissorhands except with rotary blades. I'd be able to retract them like cat claws and they'd be special blades that cannot cut skin. I would be able to cut fabric faster and more precise than a Go!Baby. They'd have to rename them, Go!Home Baby :)

    I'd love to win the fabric. The plant prints are especially beautiful!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

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

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  97. My SUPER crafting power would be for any and all mistakes to automatically correct themselves :) I love your giveaway! I'd prefer the fabric, but the patterns would work as well! Thank you for participating...

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