Monday, May 17, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Today is the May Giveaway Day sponsored by Sew Mama Sew.  Exciting!


To celebrate, I will be giving away some fat quarters and one of my favorite notions.


First, I have for you five fat quarters from Michelle Engel Benscko's line Shade Garden.  These fabrics are featured in my Shady Zig Zags quilt

Second, you will have a chance to win a Sewline mechanical fabric pencil.  This pencil is awesome!  As I was working on my Christmas quilt I realized the need for a good fabric pencil.  The method I am using to make the flying geese requires markings and I was becoming increasingly frustrated with inexpensive pencils that wouldn't write and fabric markers that disappeared.  So, I decided to splurge and purchase one of the Sewline pencils.  Best decision I could have made!  It marks wonderfully, can be erased, and there are lead refills that you can buy in a variety of different colors

To enter, please leave a comment describing your favorite sewing project.  It can be a quilt, purse, or clothing.  Be as descriptive as possible and leave links if you like!  You have until 11:59pm on Thursday, May 20th to enter!  I will post a winner on Friday morning! Good luck!

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Mai Future said...

Oh my favorite sewing project was a quilt I recently pieced. It is a stacked coin variation and it was so quick and easy to do. It is a variety of bright batik fabrics with a dark brown sashing. It is a favorite among my family and friends, if only I could finish it (quilt & bind). I would link, but there are no pictures of it up on my blog yet because I'm a horrible blogger.

rockgranny said...

My favorite sewing project is hexie quilt which I sew for six year now and hope to be finished soon.

Erin M. said...

My favorite sewing project was a braided rug I made over a years span. It used Calicos from my husband's grandma and scraps given me by anybody who would. It sits under my dining room table and is the biggest project I've actually completed. It's multicolored with a dark ring around the outside. Bring much color into a plain room.

cat said...

my favorite project of this year involves two fat quarter quilts i made for my girls to go with their newly painted room. they were made with anna maria horner's folksy flannel fat quarter bundles and we all love them! i also made pillow cases and a small, log cabin style, pillow cover for a throw pillow.

there is a picture in my blog banner..:)

thanks so much for the giveaway!

Angie said...

My favorite sewing project were my babies' quilts. Not just that I liked the quilts, but that they represent the preparation for their births.

Bailey said...

Right now, I love working on quilts. I am slowly teaching myself to free motion quilt on my little machine. This is the current quilt pattern in progress. http://www.lisaboyer.com/ie1.htm However, my turtles are bright pinks, greens and purples on a polka dot background. hrobbins422 at yahoo dot com

Kristin said...

hmmm....I think my favorite thing I've made are a couple of patchwork scarves. I really liked how those turned out.

Bridget B said...

My favorite quilts are the ones my DD and I exchange fabrics or blocks and each put one together. We have finished 3.

janaemadsen said...

I really like sewing quilts- my favorite project is my first one where I got a job at a fabric store and then had to make an example quilt. I had no idea how to quilt. It isn't that great but I like it.
thanks for a great giveway

call me crazy said...

What a fun giveaway! My favorite projects were the ones my Mom and I did when I would visit her~ we've made jackets, purses, table toppers (enough a cover my queen bed!) and other smaller things. If we didn't live so far apart we would be sewing together a lot more! Thanks for the chance. :-)

Anya said...

My favorite project right now is my Dear Jane quilt...Thanks for the chance!

missknitta said...

My favorite sewing project was a dress I made for my niece with a Mary Engelbreit print. She was only little enough to wear it for like 10 seconds, but it was so fun to make!

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

sookhyuniee said...

my favorite project was a quilted pot grabber. it had two pockets for secure grabbing! i used a pattern from a japanese website.

thanks for the giveaway :)

That Girl said...

My current favorite sewing project is hexagons. I'm addicted! I'm putting the binding on a hexagon table runner right now and I definitely see more hexies in my future...

Jennifer :)

gretamargreta said...

i <3 this fabric collection. i've never used the sewline pencils before! thats for the giveaway!

Ms. Fine said...

My favorite project was this shirt for my daughter: http://msfineprint.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/one-peasant-shirt-check/

I had never made a shirt without a cut out pattern before, had to adjust a lot of the measurements from the written description from a blog and *gasp* had to freehand the curve for the sleeves. It turned out so well--and then I took time to embroider some kitties on it. A week ago when I was going through DDs summer clothes, she nearly cried when I told her it was too small to keep wearing. That is the sign of a good sewing project!

trish said...

What a generous give a way. Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat. :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Debbie said...

Anytime I get to sew it's my favorite thing :) I'm a bag maker, need to branch out and that's why I'm looking at all these blogs, I WANNA QUILT dang it!

Nora said...

My favorite sewing project was making a quilt out of 9 men's dress shirts for my first nephew.

collettakay said...

My favorite sewing projects are projects that I make with a specific person in mind. The entire time I'm working on the project I think about them and pray for them.

It gives the process and the finished project so much more meaning to me.

pepsi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

Heather said...

I'm working on making a Miche bag cover for my mama--it's pieced together to look like a house, complete with window/flower boxes. It's turning into my favorite piece!

Ali said...

Oh how I love this fabric! My favorite sewing project thus far (I'm a beginner!) has been a patchwork baby blanket while I was expecting. Thanks! :)

Nikki said...

I like making rag quilts the best. they are so easy to put together. I'm really picky about how the back looks and want it smooth. My next project is to make pillow case dresses for my two little girls. I'm so excited since they are an easy dress to make.

janimal said...

Oh my gosh. That fabric pencil sound great. I got really frustrated with my disappearing ink fabric marker last night!

My current favorite sewing project is a 1 pattern piece toddler top. SO quick to whip up. http://delilahsmomma.blogspot.com/2010/05/toddler-smocktop.html

I think I would like to try piecing fabrics together for a quilted top kind of version. On the hunt for cute fabrics!

MB said...

I love to quilt! Any size will do! I love this fabric and hope I win the giveaway! Thank you!!

Emily said...

My favorite project is a queen-size bowtie quilt!

Debi said...

My favorite sewing projects are Quilts For Kids and Project Linus.

Ellie's Mama said...

My favorite project is the quilt I just finished for my daughter's new "big girl" bed. It was my first time trying free motion quilting and I had a blast! Of course it is full of mistakes, but the beauty is that no one notices them but me.

Shalet said...

My favorite sewing project changes day to day. I'm a new sewer and experimenting all the time. My favorite for today is <a href="http://peculiarmomma.blogspot.com/2010/05/make-it-monday-boxed-pouch.html>this</a> little boxed pouch. Tomorrow it may be something new.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Katie B. said...

What a cool giveaway! I'd love to try out that pencil. I'm working on a Scruffily Quilt from Moda Bake shop, so that's my favorite project right now.

Melissa said...

My favorite project is a reversible dress pattern that I can not seem to stop making. It is so fun to make a dress with a funky print on one side and a more subtle print on the other. Thanks for the giveaway!

emtdlb said...

I have 2 favorite projects-one is the sewmamasew ruffled skirt tutorial from last year. So fast and so easy-love it. The other is a 24 gore skirt-I got the pattern from a fabric store in Branson and except for the pain of cutting out all those different panels-it was so fast and easy just to sew together and hem. Thanks for the chance!!!!!!!

V Mom said...

Right now I am working on and loving a set of "V" shirts for my whole "V" family. I dyes the shirts, appliqued the V's, and added thier number with freezer stencil! When they are done I will be posting pics on my blog... just have to finish the stitching...

hilary said...

Lovely fabrics - thanks for taking part! My favorite project is Amy Butler's Bug Sky Sun Hat.

ohnikki said...

My favorite quilt I made this year was the Paintbox quilt a long with Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson!....I HATED piecing the tiny blocks and was over it half way through, but I'm glad I finished it...it's sahed in a super dark gray and the colors pop! you can see it here. www.30andquilting.blogspot.com

greeblygreebly said...

My favourite sewing project is probably a scrap quilt I recently finished. It was my first full sized quilt and the first quilt I've done the quilting on myself and I just love how it turned out. It's a bit wonky but I adore it anyway.

Bree said...

great giveaway!
my favorite projects have been the disappearing 9 patch quilts I've been churning out lately. I've followed a few quilt alongs - at distantpickles.blogspot.com and obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com - and they're an aweseome beginner quilt. Quick to come together, but so scrappy looking in the end!

bmcelroy @ tampabay.rr.com

Allison said...

i'm still learning about sewing, but i've made some lace totes and eye pillows that i just loved making.

ohnikki said...

For the paintbox I ordered both the classic and bright kona rolls and just picked the colors out that I wanted - had matching fabric for. The bright was too light overall and the classic was darker overall - and there were so many colors that looked almost exactly the same! But I made sure that I had a few strips of each main color in different shades.

Stacy said...

my current favorite project is making baby legs for my 6 month old daughter

Erin said...

This was my favorite project so far -
http://mamacubedcreations.blogspot.com/2010/05/worth-wait.html

It's my own design, with some of my favorite fabrics, and I tried a bunch of new stuff on it!

Lori Kay said...

My favorite sewing project involves embroidering on linen (for which a Slimline pencil works great!) and then turning that stitchery into something else. Most recently that has been library bags featuring embroidered dress forms in a variegated red cotton thread.

Kate said...

I like to refashion items and use vintage fabric. It makes my projects extra special. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

JacquieLH said...

Wow love the fabric in your giveaway! I've never heard of that line before but will definitely be checking it out. My fabric project so far was the latest quilt I made for my friend's baby. No pictures up on my blog yet though unfortunately b/c I just sent it out this morning :)

anne said...

my favorite sewing project? that's tough! I think my most recent favorite project was a toddler backpack I made for a friend's son using a pattern from Made By Rae and some cute Japanese fabric. It was a totally new thing for me, and turned out so cute! Here's a link: http://pearvana.com/2010/02/08/toddler-backpack/

Emily said...

My favorite project was a wall hanging for my parent's 30th wedding anniversary. I used lots of new techniques and it turned out beautifully.

Jingle said...

I love to handstitch dolls. I create little tubes for the arms and legs and then create a simple torso shape. I use paper clay to sculpt the head and then handstitch clothing for them. This is a link to one I was working on recently: http://justjingle.blogspot.com/2010/05/meet-genevieve-she-is-almost-finished.html
jinglesells at gmail dot com

mcregan said...

My favorite project is always the one I just completed; right now I love fabrics, color and quilting...I have some projects on my blog if you are interested...thanks for the giveaway!

mcregansartroom.blogspot.com

MN2NM said...

I don't know if I have a favorite... I just finished this nursing cover (from mama monster's great tutorial here: http://madebythemamamonster.blogspot.com/2008/04/nursing-cover-tutorial.html) for my sister-in-law and it turned out great.
I'm new to sewing clothes/accessories, so I considered it a victory. I'm usually a quilter :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

littlebluebirdie said...

My favorite sewing project is probably a quilt I made for my baby...a wonky log cabin, made out of woodland-themed fabrics. unfortunately, 6 months off the machine, it got completely ruined. Made a replacement quilt, but the first one was my favorite.

two hippos said...

I love making quick quilts from my stash. Thanks for the chance to win some great fabric and tools!

Booklover said...

My favorite sewing project was a stuffed dog that I just made. I made him out of cordury, and he's about 2 inches tall. So cute!

Rachael said...

I am a beginner sewer, which is why I'm entering this contest. My favorite project would be this super easy crib skirt I made yesterday, except my sewing machine broke halfway through. :( I was determined to get it finished, so I had to resort to hand stitching and iron on adhesive, which ended up working and it's actually looking great!

rachaelbecker@gmail.com

Carly said...

Great giveaway! I love making things for our home!

Julianne said...

I think my favorite sewing project si my first ever quilt. I picked out the fabric with my mom adn started hand piecing it in college. I finally finished it a few years after college and I love it. It's permanent home is on my guest bed.

amber said...

Wow i would love to win. My favorite sewing thing that i made is the three quilts i made for my daughters. every time they go to sleep i know i am keeping them warm

Willa said...

My favorite is whatever I am working on at the moment. You can visit my web site and click on Willa's Sew What to see on of my more ambitious projects. Maybe that is the favorite.

I like making purses and varying the construction. Each is one of a kind. Never a pattern except in my mind.

Made for You by Amy Plew said...

I love sewing anything for baby - right now I'm making nursing covers.

juste venteux said...

So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

NinjaEema said...

My favorite sewing project is a quilt that I made for a friend. It was a crazy quilt using loads of different colors and it turned out really cool.

Gwen said...

Umm, I love quilts. Quilts, quilts quilts. Always looking for a fun new quilt idea.

AllieKatMom said...

I did a mod sampler quilt on oh fransson made with moda blush. I love modern stuff but I also love the look of a lot of moda. I have only finished the top but so far I love it so much!

Marsel said...

I hadn't heard of the pencil -- it sounds wonderful!!!

My favorite sewing projects are quilts...strip quilting in particular. However, the free-motion quilting is my favorite part of all!

chipndonna said...

Love the fabrics in your giveaway. Wait, I just noticed that you won the Oh, Fransson fabric that I was supposed to win. My favorite sewing project was a blue and white batik quilt made using the Hunter Star pattern. It is awesome!

Xandi said...

How cute - I've never seen that fabric before! Favorite project is the first quilt I am making actually for my self, patchwork squares of anna maria horner, alexander henry, denyse schmidt, and others.

ahamilton8@nc.rr.com

miss tiffany renee said...

my favorite sewing project was the first quilt i ever made. it was amy butler's patchwork throw. i was so excited that it actually looked good, and i got to purchase a new machine out of the deal!

~Michelle~ said...

I'm a fan of the Buttercup Bag (just google it if you don't know what it is) - so super easy to make!

Amy said...

My favorite sewing project is sewing for my 18 month old daughter. I especially love the Miss Madeline Dress from The Handmade Dress site. Takes an hour from start to finish without the sash. Thanks for the chance!
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

roseread said...

My favorite sewing project was my Lotus Tunic I made last year. I've altered the pattern to fit me exactly, so from now on, whenever I sew it, I can just cut it out and go.

Judy said...

I love to make quilts. I'm new to the craft and keep improving each time. My 2 favorites are the quilt I made for my mom - purple and green batiks & Take 5 on point pattern. The second is the quilt for my friend's baby shower. All star by Riley Blake. I saw this quilt style on many blogs and decided to try it too. I enjoying doing the math to figure out sizes, so I broke out the calculator and came up with this! Photos of both (and others I've made) are posted on my blog:
http://lazydogquilts.blogspot.com/2010/04/some-of-my-works.html

Thanks for the giveaway.ichole!

SpaceCase said...

I'm still learning to sew, but I love sewing tote bags and pouches.

spcase (at) gmail (dot) com

Michelle said...

My favorite sewing project? Usually that's whatever I'm working on at the moment. Right now I'm loving the little Strawberry Fields quilt that I'm making out of scraps.

Elizabeth said...

My favorite sewing project is the quilt I am nearly done with. It is my 2nd quilt and I tried my hand at a disappearing nine patch this time with a Moda Tranquility layer cake. It looks great and I am excited to almost be done with it. I just need to do the binding. Thanks for the giveaway.

Danielle said...

My favorite project is a quilt top I made for my daughter, and now I just have to finish the darn thing! Thanks for the giveaway!

jillian said...

book purse from hungrypanda! jillseeu2@hotmail.com

Sunshine said...

It seems my favourite project is often the one I'm working with right now :) Since I've got about 5 on the go, I'd have to say my favourite is my own creation of a quilt, the one I call Imagination 1 (cause I'm hoping there'll be more :)

I'm still hand-quilting away on it, I like spending that much time with it.

Sara said...

I haven't been sewing for long, but I recently made a cute little eyeglass case as a gift. I used heavy fusible interfacing to make it more durable. The outside was red fabric with tiny white stars, and the lining was a turquoise solid. I embellished with a big golden yellow button and an elastic closure!

Amanda said...

Right now I am loving the babylegs for my 4month old..they are so dang easy and cute..Not to mention cheap haha..

Nicole said...

I just finished my first quilt top to give to my Grandma. She just finished radiation for her breast cancer. She gave me my first book on quilting, so I'd like to give her my first quilt. She's a special lady!!
n.clark(at)hotmail(dot)com

lieslmade said...

I'm currently working on an almost-completely-hand-done quilt and it's my all-time favorite sewn project so far!
Thanks for the chance!
liesl52(at)gmail(dot)com

ircabbit said...

My favorite sewing project was a bag that I made for my 2-year old niece. It went together super easily and looks cute, PLUS she loves the bag - my sister says that it's her library book bag and she plays with it all the time.
http://pippinsequim.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-crafting.html

Jessica said...

I really really love to make baby quilts...I will probably make another one if I win these fat quarters!! You can see some of my quilts in my etsy shop...
www.sewchicgirl.etsy.com

Fulvia said...

My favourite project is a lap quilt I made for my husband, one side with concentric circles, the other with zig-zags. I have wanted to choose a mechanical pencil for a while so thanks for the timely brand suggestion... hope to win it!

Marcia said...

My favorite quilt project usually is the one I am going to do next. The one completed project that makes me feel happy is an iris quilt top. It's all my design and construction. I don't have a blog. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

sembatgirl said...

Thanks for the giveaway. GREAT fabrics! I am a newbie quilter/sew-er -- so my favorite project so far has been a small zippered top bag I made for my Mom for Mother's Day!

sandraspencer said...

I love embroidering pillowcases. There is just something so old-school refined in making an everyday object beautiful. I also quilt, and am in the process of making table cloths and runners to protect all my surfaces. We thrift a lot, and it's always so disappointing to see the abuse so much furniture goes through that a little fore-thought would have protected the wood from.

Kacey said...

i'm working on my first quilt...but i love to sew myself fun fabric headbands!

kaceykendrickwagner {at} gmail.com

Wenchy Woman said...

Right now my favorite sewing project is my current challenge, coming up with a pattern for a chemise. I saw it in a 1876 catalog and had to have it.

Here is a link to my blogging about it. http://wenchywoman.blogspot.com/2010/04/making-up-for-lost-time.html
The link in the post that goes to the picture is 'page 29,fig 7' It is a lovely piece that I haven't seen a pattern for. I'll be working the final piece up in the fabric shown in the post with the two laces.

jemilyea said...

My favorite sewing projects are usually the gifts I sew for others. Lately it's been baby quilts, rice heat pillows, and aprons. The projects I should be working on are planned additions to my summer wardrobe!

flygirl07 said...

my favorite sewing project was a formal dress I made for myself last year. It was not easy, and I loved every second of it.

Catherine said...

My favorite project is my first quilt. It's also the first thing I've ever made for myself. I still have to quilt it but I'm in love with the top already. :)
spottedwhale(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lindsay said...

My favorite project is a lunch bag, it is simple and quick and makes a great present :)

great fabric selection

lindsay.forgette@gmail(dot)com

-- said...

A little girls knot dress!!!

Corinne
daisy41203 (at) gmail (dot) com

mabblab said...

I'm going a bit nutty lately and "need" lots of quilt therapy. Hah! My favorite project now is my first queen-sized quilt that I'm working on. I agree that a good fabric pencil is required! I haven't found one yet, so I'll look for this kind.

Thanks for the chance to enter!
-mab
mab(at)onepost(dot)net

dbrandon said...

i would be beyond thrilled to win this giveaway! that's GREAT fabric, and i have been in desperate need of a marking device and that looks phenomenal. thank you for the shot at winning.

pixie13 said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite project, but the one that turned out the best overall was one I made for my dad. It was mostly reds with a few yellows (Marine Corps colors are red & gold) It's a Bargello quilt that I patterned myself after seeing an absolutely gorgeous one in a quilt shop. I realized last night I have NO pictures of ANYTHING I've ever made.

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

Jamie said...

I love sewing for my daughter, and feel a special sense of accomplishment when I'm able to draft the pattern myself. I made her a fairly simple dress-- short yoke, gathered skirt, spaghetti ties, and buttons all down the back, that I'm so in love with!

Sara said...

My favorite was actually something I never planned on - I just started sewing very simple 4-piece blocks from whatever girly fabric I had left over, thinking it might turn into anything. It worked out really well somehow and became a toddler-size quilt that I love.

Jerri said...

A purse I like is the Buttercup Bag. I've seen a lot of quilt inspiration today though and may get more serious about that for my next 2 projects. That pencil looks totally awesome!

Leila said...

I am working on a hexagon quilt right now. I love snuggling on the couch and doing the hand work while watching tv or listening to books on tape. I can think of some lovely projects to make out of your beautiful fabric.

debra lynn said...

http://hornsofmarshalleat.blogspot.com/2009/12/sweet-dreams-quilt.html
I loved this quilt I made for my daughter. I did lots of stuff I had never done. I've probably made better, technically but just trying new things and using all scraps made it special. Love the giveaway fabric--thanks for the opportunity!

Lindsey said...

My favorite sewing project...? How can I pick just one?! I'm enjoying being a part of a quilting bee right now, working on new quilt blocks every month and not getting burnt out.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy said...

Wow! So much amazing generosity today! Thanks for the great giveaway!

My favorite sewing project was a little fabric butterfly basket I made for my grandmother using pink penguin's tutorial.

Amy
goneinkognito{at}gmail{dot}com

Jessica Jo said...

I like making aprons. They are fast, easy, and oh so pretty!

Kate said...

I adore those fabrics, and I think they'd be perfect in a gender neutral baby quilt for the little one I'm expecting in November.

My favorite sewing projects are matching outfits I make for my kids, because they react with thanks and awe every time (they're little kids).

emedoodle said...

This is my favorite sewing project yet - http://mommysnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/little-folks-quilt.html a quilt made with Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks voile. It's so soft and yummy... and the first quilt that I did free motion quilting on. :)

Leslie said...

my favorite sewing project was one that i made all from scraps i won in a giveaway...i tunred them into a improv wall hanging.
http://leslie-fluffnonsense.blogspot.com/2009/09/sew-and-tell.html

this fabric you are sharing is beautiful. thanks.
lezlie21(at)aol(dot)com

Meg said...

I recently have rediscovered quick projects! I have been making quilts so it feels so nice to switch back to some projects where you work for an afternoon and then you're done! Great giveaway! I'm at meg(dot)thurgood(at)gmail(dot)com.

Julie said...

how perfect! i just started quilting, and i haven't sewn much--a little felt scottie dog for a new baby has been my most ambitious so far.

sko_G knits said...

i would have to say my favorite project is a project that i am working on from Home Sewn. i love the projects in that book, and i think a lot has to do with the fabrics i am using...

Eleanor said...

My favorite sewing project is a big, complicated quilt with tons of little peices that I can spend months and months and months on hand-piecing in front of the television. Also, I love Sewline pencils! Aren't they just greatest?! If you haven't tried the pink leads, they're totally the way to go.

deserae said...

My favorite sewing project is a pinwheel quilt!

AdronsCatherine said...

I think my favorite sewing project was my 3 year old's christening gown. It was a bubble with a button on skirt, made from a gorgeous handkerchief linen, shadow embroidered, and edged with lace tape and tatted edging. Sooooo sweet and spectacular, if I do say so myself!

Hanna said...

I love sewing / knitting for my baby daughter. I'm totally new to quilting, so I'm superexcited to learn all that I can. Thanks for your generous giveaway, I would love to win! And congratulations on your win from Oh Fransson! :)
finnprincess79(at)hotmail(dot)com

GigiElle said...

I haven't been sewing long, but so far, my favorite project is this one: http://seamsandselvage.blogspot.com/2010/04/flats.html
A friend and I made a set of fabric Flat Stanleys for her around-the-world trip. It was so much fun and I was happy to be able to work with her on a project she will have with her throughout the trip.

Deci said...

Lately, I have been making some chef aprons. They keep getting wilder and wilder, and I keep improvising. Great fun.

danielle said...

I made my sister a wonky log cabin quilt for her birthday. I turned out amazing! and was so much fun to make!

Aunt Spicy said...

Congrats on winning on Oh Fransson! And my fav sewing projects are group ones...like quilt block exchanges or quilting bees. I just love the collaborative process!

The One and Only said...

My favorite quilt project would be quilts right now since that's the only thing I've started...I have a list of patterns I want to buy that are mostly handbags, we shall see. The fabrics are simply gorgeous!!

polly said...

My first quilt that I made for my first great nephew. It was out of brown and green toile! I just straight line quilted it. But I am signed up for quilting classes in June!

Sally said...

I am very intrigued by the fabric pencil and will definitely be ordering one, I think! Thanks for the tip. I think I'm supposed to be answering a question, but I got caught up in following the pencil link! I just finished sewing a quilt for my niece...my first ever, and I am really pleased with myself!

The Wilson's said...

I am working on quilted bibs! I am using this pattern! http://www.etsy.com/listing/46115396/the-best-bib-pdf-sewing-pattern
It's awesome nd they come together really quick!
Thanks for the chance to win!

aSprinkling said...

I love new "gadgets" to help with my sewing.

GreenStyleMom said...

My favorite project(s) were the reversible superhero capes I made for Christmas 2 years ago for just about every little boy I know. They turned out so cute... my own rocket design on one side and Superman-like initials on the reverse. This reminds me that I never posted photos on my blog (because I didn't want to give away the surprise!). I may have to do that soon!

Sew It UP! said...

I saw that pencil in my quilting magazine and soo want it! I'm compose myself now...

My favorite quilting project was a quilt I just recently finished. It was a quilt along with Rachel from P.S. I quilt. A pinwheel sampler quilt. I love the way it came out and who would of known there were so many ways to do pinwheels!

Ann said...

My favorite was my wedding dress and then the quilt I made for our first anniversary. The quilt is a lover's knot and someone (very rich) loaned me a wonderful machine to do my dress on. I learned the joy of using a walking foot making both.

Rhiannon's Mom said...

My favorite sewing crafts are growth charts inspired by Alicia Paulson's Stitched in Time. I love making them as gifts.

Pricilla said...

I haven't been able to sew in a dog's age as I have been living in a fifth wheel but I will soon be moving into my new house and I have a craft room with a perfect place for my sewing machine. The first thing I am going to make is a raft of pillows for my bedroom and living room.
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

JenFink said...

my favorite sewing project are bags...I love peicing fabric together to make a really great bag.

renjenl21@gmail(dot)com

BanAnna said...

my favorite sewing project was a christmas present I made for my nieces and nephews. It was a quilted parchesi board with button game pieces.

nola8am at yahoo dot com

stitchinpenny said...

I can't remember the fabric designer, but the fabric is called applewood fairies I think. It was a panel that I augmented with another panel of coordinating small flower squares. There were also tiny squares that were 2x2. I just sat down and figured a way I thought it looked good. The real feat in this quilt was the free motion quilting that I used to highlight and outline the pictures. see it here http://stitchinpenny.blogspot.com/2009/04/annies-quilt.html

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite sewing project was the Authentic quilt I just made using the Merry-Go-Round pattern. Every block I put together, I just had to step back and thought, I like this one best. But I like them all and Love the quilt.

Melissa Ann said...

My favorite sewing project was my girls Dedication gowns: http://bumblebeegrace.blogspot.com/2010/01/dedication-gowns.html
I love that they'll be able to pass the gowns down to their children :)

Jessica said...

Favorite sewing project is the baby sweet dress by Ben and Leila. I love all the different things you can do with it and the different fabrics that look so cute!

jesslinq at gmail dot com

Bethany said...

My favorite sewing project right now is a wonky star quilt made of vintage sheets and a beautiful dark gray fabric (similar to Kona Coal). Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary said...

I think on of my favorite projects was a purse I made out of vintage sheets. I was actually supposed to be my practice purse before I used my "good" fabric, but I ended up liking so much, it became my summer purse. In fact, I need to wash it and start using it again.
Here is a link http://lifeon19th.blogspot.com/2009/04/i-think-i-am-in-love.html

Tania said...

IMy favorite project of late has been this quilt top I just finished. This was the first time I used a honey bun but it was really simple. I sewed three strips together with the light colors in the middle then cut them into squares. I alternated the honeybun squares with plain white ones setting them on an angle. I love the way it turned out and I really love the bright and happy colors.

http://jerseygirlinthesouth.blogspot.com/2010/04/ufos.html

merlinthecat said...

Hi! I'm in MI too! I love sewing clothing for my girls. My fav so far is this dress I made for my youngest last year http://www.flickr.com/photos/merlinthecat/3553913665/in/set-72157617965313001/

Thank you for the chance to win those super cool goodies!

Childfree Trophy Wife said...

Lucky you winning the ohFransson giveaway that I so wanted to win. I usually like my current project best so that is why I'm probably working on several at one time. I get so excited about so many things that I want to get to them 'now' and not later. My future all time favorite project is going to be restoring my great great grandmother's hand sewn quilt that has major holes in it from me sleeping with it for so many years when I was a child.

galaxie_bleu[at]yahoo[dot]com

I♥thesecrazykids said...

My favorite sewing projects thus far have been messenger bags.
Thanks for the giveaway!
bcgood83@yahoo.com

A Joyful Chaos said...

My favorite sewing project at the moment would have to be making pretty dressess for my daughters. They enjoy picking out the pattern and fabric and I enjoy sewing it for them.

We moved half way across the country last week and so my sewing projects have to wait until I'm settled in properly. I can hardly wait to get back to all the fun things I have started.

Thanks for having this great giveaway. I would be thrilled to win.

ajoyfulnoise@live.com

melonkelli said...

My favorite sewing projects have been reusing fulled sweaters. I've been collecting from thrift stores for several years and am making piecing throws.

Staci said...

My favorite thing I've made lately is my Pinwheel Sampler Quilt. I am totally in love with it! Your giveaway is awesome! Thanks for a chance to win!

April said...

1.) You won the Oh Fransson fabric? Jealousy engaged.
2.) I'm a Michigan blogger, too!
3.) Favorite project. Too many to name, so here's one: the current project that I'm daydreaming about most is a churn dash twin bed quilt for my next child (even though I'm not even pregnant). I've decided to use my favorite color, turquoise, which I haven't used in a quilt yet. Can't wait!

woolybooger said...

My favorite 'sewing' project would be putting a sweater together. I am new to sewing so I don't really have any projects that I'm great at yet, but I keep trying!

Melanie said...

I think my favorite sewing projects are things I make for other people. I love seeing a baby quilt or a bib I made in use. I also love sewing for my daughter, but she's getting too big for cutesy projects. :-(

Wonderful giveaway!!

Jeanne said...

Right now my favorite project is the one I am working on (imagine that)http://www.flickr.com/photos/queenoftheranch/4610658728/

Hopefully that takes you to a strip quilt, with 1 print row and 1 solid row, when I started it I really didn't like it but as I added rows I fell in Love. Check out all my photos on flickr, there are some family quilts on there too, they are my favorite favorites.

Thanks for sharing.

justjeannej@gmail.com

Jenny said...

wow, congrats on the fabric win at oh franssom! lucky you, and now, thanks for giving back and offering your own prize! im currently working on a color wheel quilt for my son...its currently 56 square but i need to add another 15 inch to top and bottom for a twim quilt...and i need to figure out a good backing fabric...would love AH trafic jam in natural, but it seems no where to be found...here is a link to my work in progress. http://www.flickr.com/photos/krousegirl2/4603060592/
thanks for a chance!

Carly said...

so excited to find your blog and follow you!! i am in love with zig-zag and circle quilts right now! (I saw yours that you referenced and I hope to do one soon!) cjgruen@gmail.com

smooze13 said...

I'm about to embark on my first quilt. Its for my 2 year old son. It has a construction theme. I'm so excited.

Corinne said...

I love simple charm quilts, so easy and such an affective design.

Jamie Mueller said...

great giveaway, count me in!
jamiemueller0522@yahoo.com

Carpenters said...

My favorite projects keep changing, but the one I am currently loving is a shirt dress, especially this gingham shirt dress that I made for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

Val said...

My favorite project lately is a string block pillow. It has inspired me to make a string block quilt. Congrats on winning the fabric from Oh Frannson! I'm so jealous!

Alegria said...

My favorite sewing project is what I'm currently finishing up...my first hand-sewn quilt!

Shelly said...

I am currently sewing a dress for my daughter, here is my insipration:

http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Vanilla+Bean+Dream+Dress

I'm using the Tutti Frutti collection for it!

http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Dresses/Vanilla+Bean+Dream+Dress

rlynnbaker said...

my favorite project was turning a mens shirt dress into a dress for my toddler. i found the tutorial on craftster.org.

nicole said...

quilts for friends having babies are my favorite!

SheilaC said...

Beautiful fabrics!! I LOVE them! And I have been wanting to try that pencil....Thanks for a great give away!

My favorite project is the flag quilt that I made from log cabin blocks. I keep it up year round :)

Stop by my blog when you get a chance!

SheilaC

lisapeaceandlove said...

I love to make quilts as gifts; something that serves a prsactical purpose and lasts a lifetime! My Grandmother made us many quilts and they mean the world to me!

Sara said...

Quilts are for sure my favorites! I love to make quilts...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kari said...

Love quilting. The piecing part is my favorite, but I'm learning to like the quilting part as well.

savyjade said...

My favorite sewing project I did was for my daughter. I knitted the beaded top and then attached a skirt. It was so cute!

savyjade@cox.net

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love to quilt. It is my favorite thing to do. Thanks for entering me in your sweet giveaway.

Jennadesigns said...

My favorite sewing project so far has been my daughter's zig zag quilt, made out of an upcycled vintage sheet and sashed with white Kona cotton. Beautiful!

Sandy a la Mode said...

these fabrics are soo cute! my favorite sewing project to date is dresses, just sewed my first one a few weeks ago!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.sandyalamode.com/

Skooks said...

My favorite projects include many different dolls and stuffed toys I've made. There's no better feeling than seeing something you made be loved up by a little kid. :)

skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

star said...

My first sewing project was a mat cover for my daughter at preschool and a matching quilt. The quilt was a simple rag made out of yellow and green flannel.

Tamie said...

My favorite project are some that are still in my head. I'm sorry there are no links there at this time. One has a start on my design wall, one is draped over the chair at my sewing machine and another is still gathering supplies. t.herin@smha.com

Jennifer Ladd said...

My favorite sewing project is one I am in the middle of right now ... I'm making my daughter her dress to be the flower girl in my cousin's wedding this summer. It's challenging, but turning out so cute!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Sheila C. said...

I would love to win!! I just finished an applique quilt.
sheilamom4@gmail.com

Urban Crunch said...

I don't like to pick favorites, but here's what I'm working on right now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/urbancrunch/4563361003/

Thanks for the great giveaway,
Jaclyn

debbiekl said...

My favorite sewing project is the quilt I'm making for my son. It's not finished yet, but its very special!

Foster Momma said...

I am made my girls bandana skirts...they are just a bandana cut in half with a ruffle on the bottom and a waistband casing for the elastic...so easy but so cute!

Jennifer said...

My favorite sewing project up to now is the Old Red Barn Co. quilt-along that I participated in. So much fun!

Christina said...

My favorite project is making new things/clothing out of old clothing. Thanks for the giveaway, and the recommendation for fabric marking - I'm starting to look into that myself!

c'est Moi! the TinknFrog said...

I'm not sure I have a favorite sewing project. I did create a little bag for a dear friend that was embellished with lace and creating a rose from fabric. It actually turned out just as I had imagined it.

Erin said...

My favorite projects are kitchen sets with aprons, potholders, and other things that I have made for wedding gifts. It's so fun to make things you know they will love and use!
Thank you for such a great giveaway!

Danielle said...

my favorite sewing project was a quilt I made for my neice. It had embroidery animals on it and was purple, browns, pink and yellow. (and some other colors too). It also had her name on it. it was alot of fun to make and my sis in law loves it!

leigh7911 said...

Oh! I love your quilt!

My favorite project thus far is a Black Apple doll I made for my kiddo. I made it smaller than called for, which meant it was kind of a pain, but she's ridiculously amused by it so it's worth it.

Mind, at 1.5 years, she's also ridiculously amused by a washcloth, so yeah.

Desirea said...

My favorite sewing project has to be this hat:
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1633292046&ref=profile#!/photo.php?pid=306974&id=1633292046

It was my first time making one and I had a few difficulties but learned a lot in the process! I was all worth it especially after see my little girl's face light up!! She wears it all the time and I'm going to have to make a new one because it's getting too small. Thanks for the giveaway!!

bruinbr said...

My favorite sewing project was the first thing I ever sewed - a Buttercup Bag (pattern by made by Rae).
http://asweetsmackerel.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-little-buttercup.html

Prior to that, I had only tried making pin cushions! I am now a fabric junkie and daydream of sewing quilts and bags all day long :) Thanks for the giveaway!

bruinbr at gmail dot com

Jennifer S. said...

My favorite project is a quilt made entirely of my late grandmother's fabric in shades of purple that I am currently thinking through. Then I plan to hand stitch the quilt with a lavender pattern - she loved lavender. I might add a sachet into it too. This is the first quilt I will make just for me. It's special because she's the one who taught me to sew and to quilt and to love creating.

phanclub4 said...

Hmm. My favorite sewing project would have to be bags - it's fun to put together the pockets, panels, flap, straps, and lining, etc. to make a personalized bag for your need. Thanks for posting!

Sare said...

I am working on a quilt right now (my very first) and I love it...the colors are red, aqua, and yellow, and just the bled of prints is so much fun and I am excited for it to be done and on the bed to brighten the room. Whew...hopefully soon.
thanks for this lovely giveaway!
spondah(at)aol(dot)Com

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

My favorite project is the quilt that I am still working on after 1 1/2 yrs. I had guests sign little fabric blocks at our wedding reception instead of a guest book. Eventually I will have them pieced into a wall hanging.

Thanks for the great giveaway.

Metanoia said...

wow, beautiful giveaway. My favourite project in the history of my sewing was a costume for myself - fun to make and fun to wear. I make all sorts of things and get angsty if I don't have something in the pipeline...

Eileen said...

two things really--first was a quilt i made for my son 20 years ago--black background for huge squares, then strips of fabrics in brigt colors that i "snaked" across them in differnt widths and "paths", with prairie points edge--and hand quilted, other is victory garden king size quilt i've got to bind for hubby. working on a pickle dish from kaffe fassett's book that i love--for me! have a great day

Kristina said...

My favorite sewing project of the year is the duvet cover I made for my son's room. We were set to move to Germany for about 2-3 years (now it turns out we're coming back to Texas after just 9 mos here!!) and I wanted to take some Texas with us. I used Michael Miller's Lil Cowpoke fabric and matched it up with red fabric with white stars for the rather large squares. The edging was done with dark chambray fabric. A friend had just given me a dark brown sheet to use for a project, so that became the back of the duvet cover.

Melissa said...

Oh, I love that fabric. My favorite sewing project is the quilt that I made for my Mother In Law. It was Christmas around the year and had appliqué of Santa in each block representing each month of the year. It was my first quilt and started my love for the hobby.

Thank you for giving!
melissacorry@hotmail.com

Jacque said...

My favorite sewing project is usually the quilt I am currently working on.. right now it is a red/white/blue for the 4th of July.

Thanks so much for a chance at your generous giveaway..

jleibfried@aol.com

Liz said...

I love making bags...zippered pouches are my latest obsession!

racergirl1313 said...

My favorite project was a confort set I made for my Mom before a long hospital stay. I made a lap quilt, small pillow and lavendar eye pillow. I found a pink flamingo flannel, backed the quilt with bright pink fleece and used a green binding. She loved it and it provided her an additional level of comfort during her recovery.

Thanks!

racergirl1313-AT-hotmail-DOT-com

Grace said...

I had fun making dolls last year. I make a lot of tote bags too.

I love this fabric - thanks for the chance to win it.

VickiT said...

My favorite project was a breast cancer tote I made for my MIL after her reconstructive surgery. When we were able to go up to see her after her surgery that day I gave her the purse/tote which I had filled with all sorts of pink things. She loved it and now has a new favorite body wash which she was thrilled with because of her lack of ability of taking baths. She used that for the sponge baths and loved the scent. The purse/tote really turned out wonderful with the fabrics I'd chosen and then the added machine embroidery I had done on it. This should link to a post where I posted the pictures. http://www.embroidables.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19245&postcount=7
(I'm sorry the link is not to my own blog. I still haven't figured out how to create one although the space and addy has already been created for me to put one up.)
I am super excited about your giveaway because I have been wanting one of the Sewline pencils for a very long time but just wasn't sure if they worked. I'm glad to see you love them and recommend them because if I don't win I will be more apt to buy one now. Thank you.

Smart Cents Mom said...

My favorite sewing project were the baby quilts that I made for my children. Thanks!

skstigger@hotmail.com

Erin said...

My favorite sewing project was the little drawstring bags I made to "wrap" my holiday gifts this past year. It wasn't that the project was so great, but that a friend and I got together and sewed our gifts together. The camaraderie made the sewing that much more fun!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

My favorite sewing projects are the blocks for my quilting bees. I love doing them because they are all so different and fun and I'm always happy to make them for my bee partners.

Brooke said...

Quilting is my new obsession. I have made a few skirts that I like, but quilting is by far my favorite thing right now.

Check out my fabric giveaway (and the projects I work on) at http://pitterputterstitch.blogspot.com.

Cristin said...

I'm just learning to sew, so no favorite projects as of yet, but I am learning to quilt! thanks for the giveaway! brenkaz_at_gmail dot com

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