Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fabulous Fifteenth Fabric Freebie!!

Wow, another month gone by! The time sure does fly when you are having fun - or busy - or getting older...

Time for my monthly fabric giveaway. This month's fabric is kind of a hodge podge - ~2 fat eighths of large black & white check, ~2 fat eighths of small black & white plaid, 1/4 yard cut of turquoise & brown flower/paisley, and a fat quarter of bright tonal orange. So approximately a yard of fabric!

In addition, you will receive these:

Which are six chances to win this:

This is our guild raffle quilt for the annual quilt show being held in April. I think it is beautiful!!

Now for the important stuff: if you want a chance to win the fabric and the raffle tickets, just leave a comment on this post and tell me two things:

1. What is your favorite batting and why?

2. What is your favorite quilting magazine? Do you subscribe or just buy on the news stand?

Blessings to Ya'll!!


Janet O. said...

Oh, this is a tough one for me, but the orange fabric and the raffle tickets are worth the effort!
I am not well-versed on battings, I'm afraid. I know my LQS recommends Hobbs, but I haven't tried it. I have bought my battings on sale or with a coupon at JoAnn. If I am hand-quilting I still prefer a thin poly batt. Otherwise I have used cotton and cotton/poly blend, but the brand escapes me. Recently I used a bamboo and I loved the drape, but it has a heavy feel to me.
I don't subscribe to any quilt magazines. American Patchwork and Quilting is the one I think I have purchased the most, but I still try not to buy them often. They are fun to look through but I seldom end up actually making the quilts.
Sorry for the novelette size response! : )

Sallie said...

I like Warm & Natural batting. I don't subscribe to any quilt magazines, but the last one I bought was Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

quilt happy said...

i buy quilt books instead

quilt happy said...

and batting at walmart sense it close

Sue said...

If I was a quilter, I would be the first to enter, and pray real hard to win!~smile~ good luck to those who enter and to those who do such beautiful work with their hands!
One day I hope to come by and say, "Doniene I am learning to quilt," my daughter tells me that she is going to learn this year, so maybe she will teach me, ~smile~

p.s. I have my headphones on and am enjoying your music!!beautiful!!

regan said...

Oh my, but those fabrics are beautiful! And that raffle quilt is stunning! Wow!

So, for batting, I have always used Mountain Mist Blue Ribbon Cotton.....I love that it's very thin, and will crinkle up the quilt and give it that antiquey look after washing! Love that!

And I haven't purchased a mag in years. The girls from my quilt group bring theirs to share when their done with them, and I find that Quilter's Newsletter Magazine is what I'm drawn to each time!

Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway! And the great music, too! I LOVE Susan Boyle!

hueisei said...

I buy from our local craft shop here. It measure by metres, don't have brand. But the girl said it's imported from Taiwan..I don't subscribe any magazine but I do buy craft book from our local store too.. It's written in Japanese :)

Maureen said...

Thanks for the chance to win, Doniene!
For the past several years I've used Quilters Dream Cotton for both machine and hand quilting. I recently tried Quilters Dream Wool for hand quilting and LOVE it. It doesn't have as nice a drape as cotton, but it is easy to quilt through and is so warm.
I subscribe to American Patchwork and Quilting and McCalls Quilting. My new favorite quilt magazine is Quiltmania. It is hard to find, but usually I can get it at Barnes and Noble. The only way to subscribe to it is through Amazon.

Carla said...

I'm a quilt magazine junkie! I have every issue of American Patchwork and Quilting since August of 1996, and a few others over the years. However, my all time favorite I buy over the newstand is AP&Q Quilt Sampler. It is the one where they tour quilt shops across the country and each shop submits a pattern. I live in the boonies and don't travel much, maybe that's why I like it. My SIL is a longarm quilter and quilts my few quilts that I actually get finished. She buys batting in bulk and always makes a good choice. Your raffle quilt is beautiful! I would love a chance to win.

Mandie McIlroy said...

My favorite batting is the cheapest and whatever is on sale. I don't quilt that much, so I haven't found something I just love.
No quilting magazines. I just look at Pinterest to get different ideas!