Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fabric Give-a-way

I've only been a blogger for about 9 months, but it has enriched (and overloaded LOL) my quilting life! I've been inspired, intimidated, challenged, and affirmed, but the one thing that has blessed me the most is receiving fabric whether it be in a give-a-way, a swap or as a gift. Then using that fabric in a project - makes me think outside myself and "connect" with that person. So, "It is better to give than to receive" and I'm going to offer a small fabric give-a-way each month on the 15th. I'll run the give-a-way for a few days (less than a week) and then draw for the winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me a sewing "trick" or "gadget" that is your favorite. Mine is the block design boards that I learned from Janet O.



Blessings to Each and Everyone of You !!

22 comments:

Janet O. said...

Can I count the design boards as my trick this month? :) Beautiful fabrics, Doniene, and so generous to do this monthly.
I am really liking my "Kwik Klip" tool for helping me pin baste quilt sandwiches without hand fatigue. How's that?

Jeanneke said...

Hi Doniene :>)
I used to love the curved basting pins... till September 2011.
I don't want to be in the draw, but i do want to tell you I love your initiative!

Would you like to join my monthly Give Away throughout this year. Be sure you sign in, for it's just a matter of little time: announcing - joining - drawing within 24 - 36 hours :>) It is open to everyone, wherever in the world, cause I love it!
Little scraps, very useful for little houses, thimbles and other tiny projects.

Cheers, Jeanneke.

Jeanneke said...

My monthly Give Aways can be jopined by signing in every month at new, after I announced it.
It can not be joined by leaving one message now, taking a chance in all the Give Aways throughout this year.

Hugs, Jeanneke.

baukje said...

I love to be in the drawing.
I cannot quilt without my tiny scissors they are sharp and perfect for cutting small threads.

Joanne said...

Great giveaway!
I like piecing "Fast Flying Geese" - one of my favourites.

Rhonda at Cobblestone Quilting said...

You are so sweet and generous, as always. One of my favorite notions is my half-square triangle ruler by Nifty Notions. It is the fastest, most accurate way to make HSTs. Also, one of my little tips, I put a tiny dot of fingernail polish on my bobbins that hold quilting thread. It is easy to see at a glance if my bobbin has regular thread or the heavier weight quilting thread.

Maureen said...

I love my Ottlites. I have 4 of them - everywhere I stitch and one ready for travel. As I get older, I rely on them more and more.
Pretty fabrics! thanks for the chance to win!

Mandie McIlroy said...

This is funny cause I've learned everything from you. And I don't think that I should be entered into this, but I will share, that with the kind of quilting I do, I love using fusible interfacing. Makes my life easier!
Love ya Mom!

Lori said...

Love the post above mine- how sweet!! My fav hand applique trick is to fold under on the sewing line and pinch with your fingers before palcing it on your background. It sure makes needleturn easier:)

Marga (MarPie) said...

'Thanks Doniene for the give a way.
My favorite is the book by my sewingmachine pedal. When quilting a quilt you have more control because you can't put the pedal that much in so youre stitching is more consant.
Have a nice weekend,
Marga♥

Nancy E said...

Thanks for the nice giveaway! I love using my Easy Angle ruler for making HST.

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Thank you for your generosity! I love the colors in those fabrics. Lots of great tips in your previous comments - I love my Ott lights too. I have a tip for finding them at a great price: I found mine at Tuesday Morning and when I travel and spot one, I pop in to scout for them. Its kind of hit or miss, but at $40-50, its worth the hunt. I also like to keep at least 2 spools of the same thread on hand. When my bobbins are empty, I can just fill more without unthreading my machine.

Kylie Lloyd said...

My favourite tool is my quick unpick. I never leave home without it.

I'm a bit of a perfectionist and am known for unpicking anything that doesn't meet my expectations.

Jeanne said...

I love Electric Quilt. I use it to play with layouts and so I know how many blocks and units to make. I'm a scrap quilter, so I rarely use patterns "as is," so EQ helps me make those patterns my own. Thanks for the giveaway.

cityquilter said...

my fave tool is my gingher snips; they hang on a ribbon around my neck and i've been known to run to the store and still have them on! handy, useful and downright indispensable!

Impera_Magna said...

Thanks for the chance at the give-away, Doniene! Lovely fabrics...

I recently invested in some straight pins. I always thought pins were pins until I read Mrs. Goodneedle's blog on the pins she uses. I thought she was nuts until I started to notice that I was selecting certain pins in my pincushion for different "jobs."

The Fons & Porter glasshead pins are 1 7/8th inch long, slender, and have improved my piecing of traditional (fiddly) blocks.

I've saved my "spear" dressmaking pins for other projects... and am now considering making a couple of different pincushions for the pin varieties. *lol*

I would have never thought that straight pins could make such a difference in piecing.

hueisei said...

I loves my ruler.....and also rotary cutter. I used to use scissor last time, but then I bought a new rotary cutter and love it since.
Thanks for the giveaway and I will follow your blog..

regan said...

I love my June Taylor Shape-Cut ruler, the one with slots at every 1/2" up to 12". I use it ALL the time, and it makes cutting a bunch of pieces a snap! It's a little pricey, but with a JoAnne's coupon, it's managable!

Thanks for having the giveaway.

Sallie said...

Shape Cut Plus is my favorite ruler. I love using it to cut strips! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gayle said...

I love my Clover seam ripper.....

Carla said...

Thanks to Janet O. I found your giveaway for this cute fabric. Like Gayle, I love my Clover seam ripper. Also, Eleanor Burns Flying Geese Rulers are a must for me...perfect everytime. Thanks for the chance.

quiltgrammy said...

I'm not much of a gadget girl,but could not "live" without my mat and rotary cutter and an iron with good steam.