Monday, May 6, 2013

Double Trouble - Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Don't you just love giveaway day?

Today, I've got some double trouble going on - so I thought I would giveaway some of the duplicates I have in my sewing room.  (Yes, I am hoarding all my fabric at the moment.)

SMS giveaway

This set will go to one lucky winner.  It includes the Summer 2013 edition of Fon's & Porter's new magazine, Quilting Quickly, which is devoted to using those precuts you have laying around.  I've managed to use all mine otherwise I would be giving away some charm packs today.

Also in the set is Don Linn's book, Sophisticated Stitches, which has really neat and different quilting designs to try out.  I love to thumb through it when I am looking for inspiration.  I was first introduced to "Mr. Quilt" when he participated as an instructor in the Free Motion Quilting Challenge at Insights from Sew Cal Gal.  His tutorial was great, as he taught us a new design transfer method using tulle.  That method would be perfect to use with the designs in this book.  During the challenge, I tried one of his designs, but also used his transfer method to make this placemat:

Front of April FMC w/filler

The dragonfly and water lily would have been too difficult for me to just stitch without marking, especially since I can barely draw!  I really love how it turned out.

If you would like to win this set (the book and the magazine):

1) Leave a comment telling me what your favorite quilting book or magazine is right now.

2) Because I believe followers are special, they get an additional entry - just leave another comment telling me how you follow this little blog of mine.

This giveaway is open internationally until May 10th 5 pm PST, at which time I will use Random.org to choose a winner;  HOWEVER, if you are a no reply blogger, I will choose again.  If in doubt, leave your email address in your comment!

Good luck, and check out the other fabulous giveaways at Sew Mama Sew.  There are plenty of chances to win yummy fabric!

This Giveaway is now closed.

Jen





144 comments:

  1. I like Bonnie Hunter patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. My favorite quilting magazine is primitive gatherings.

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  3. My current favorite quilting book is Sunday Morning quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. I also follow your blog.

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  5. I love the Jelly Roll Quilts book by is it Lincott?? Pam and Nicky?
    I started cutting all my scraps into 2.5" strips just for this book HAHA

    Wildbluestarz ((AT)) aol ....com

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  6. I like Patchwork, please! Great book so far...
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. You have a new follower by email.

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  8. I like Better Homes and Gardens quilt magazine.

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  9. I don't really have a favourite quilting book or mag - isn't that dreadful! I tend to go online for quilty inspiration!

    Thanks for a fab giveaway!

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  10. I've pickup up a couple of issues of Fons and Porter's quilting magazine and the Better Homes and Gardens quilting magazine when the covers look especially interesting.

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  11. skip the borders by julie herman

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  12. My favorite magazine right now in quilt mania......from France...it is the best....thanks for the giveaway......

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  13. My favorite magazine is Quilt Mania and I still return to my schnibbles books for quick and easy quilts in a hurry.

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  14. Just got the new book by Sarah Fielke and I love it. Incidentally it's also the book I give away on my blog at the moment. So please come and visit.

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  15. I'm loving Quilty at the moment - also by Fons & Porter.

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  16. I like the Material Obsession books by Sarah Fielke. Thanks!

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  17. Oh I'd love to know how the tulle technique works. I really like Quilting Arts magazine but it's hard to get over here.

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  18. I'm a new bloglovin follower

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  19. The Practical Guide to Patchwork is my current favourite quilting book, but that might change when I get a chance to try out a project from Patchwork Please :)

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  20. I am a happy follower on bloglovin

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  21. I love Jinny Beyer's "The Quilters Album of Patchwork Patterns", and I love learning new techniques.

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  22. Thanks for this - it looks like a beautiful quilting design on your placemat! My favourite book is Quilting from Start to Finish by Katherine Guerrier.

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  23. Right now is the Shape Workshop for Quilters. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.Don't have any book or mag but love coming in the blogland and finding all the lovely patterns and tips.Have a lovely day.

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  25. I am a follower via bloglovin. What a great giveaway. Thank you for sponsoring this giveaway.

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  26. I have really been enjoying the new Quilt it magazine. It is a lot cheaper than most quilting magazines. And usually has some very cute projects in it. Thank you for the chance to enter yout giveaway.

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  27. I recently checked out Little Bits Quilting Bee and really enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting!

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  28. I like Quilts magazine, quick and easy ideas that I can expand on if I like. Thanks, these are great prizes.

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  29. I love Quiltmakers 100 Blocks. They have a great variety of skill levels, so everyone can find something they like.

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  30. Too many choices! Sunday morning quilts? Thanks!

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  31. Aa! I grew up next to Jenny Doan! Her stuff from the Missouri Star Quilting Company is fantastic! Glad to see her face on that magazine! Great giveaway!

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  32. The only magazine I subscribe to is Quick Quilts because I'm always looking for projects on the less time intensive side. I'll pick up a copy of Quilts and More if it catches my eye.

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  33. I just ordered "Beginner's Guide To Free Motion Quilting" since I'm failing new at this I need a book to help me along so I think this will be my new favorite!

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  34. Count on It by Art to Heart. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I love both of Angela Walters quilting books. I have learned So much from them!

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  36. I am an email follower at louster388atyahoodotcom:)

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  37. My favorite quilt book (well, one of them anyhow) would be Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book. And I don't particularly even like log cabin blocks! This book is so well done though that you have to have it in your collection. (info@hookedonquilting.com)

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  38. I follow you by way of e-mail.

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  39. I was just given a copy of Ayumi's Patchwork, Please! It's fab, I've seen loads I want to make, or incorporate and her tips at the beginning have already been useful :)

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  40. I follow your blog on Feedly!

    in case the computer gods hate me and i'm a no-replier, you can also find me at: irish (dot) thredhead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. How fun, thank you for the chance to win. My favorite book is always the last one I bought or received. So, for today, it's the book Pillow Pop complied by Heather Bostic. I'm loving the patterns & techniques.

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  42. I'm a new follower now that I've found your blog. :)

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  43. FOLLOW >BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  44. HELLO! I'M LIKING KIM BRACKETT'S BOOK "SCRAPBASKET SURPRISES" AND AM DOING A BLOCK FROM IT CALLED "BALI SEA STAR" FOR A BED SIZE QUILT>SO NEAT! THANK YOU FOR A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  45. Free Motion Quilting with Angela Walters.

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  46. I love Angela Walters book. I use it all the time

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  47. Just got a copy of Quilting on the Go - its great

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  48. String Fling by Bonnie Hunter!

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  49. I read Love of Quilting and want so many books. I'm kinda new so don't have any yet. One in particular by Elizabeth Hartman, Modern Quilting or something like that..

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  50. I want Camille Roskelley's new book! I love her patterns.

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  51. I really love The Practical Guide to Patchwork. That is the book I have used the most. I love to look at all of them though! Thanks for the giveaway! racergirl1313 AT hotmail DOT com

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  52. I've been learning FMQ and my favorite book at the moment is Beginner Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  53. I'm a new follower via GFC.

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  54. I am currently loving hand quilting books as well as scrappy design books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  55. I am in love with Tula Pink's City Sampler right now. Just like to pet the pretty pictures ;)

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  56. I follow your blog through my blog too!

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  57. I don't have any quilting books... yet ;). thanks for the chance.

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  58. I don't have any books yet and my magazines consist of whatever grabs my eye. Can't wait to start building my collection!

    caramwills(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Not many books or mags in this part of the world unless I win them so I am easy for everything.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  60. I usually get most of my inspiration off the internet though I did just pick up a Beginner's Guide to FMQ by Natalia Bonner.

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  61. My favourite quilting book is 200 Quilting Blocks by Quilter's Magazine. I love paper piecing and there is a lovely choice of patterns for all types of quilting. Thank you for a fab giveaway.

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  62. I am a new follower with GFC.

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  63. My current fav. is Sunday morning Quilts.

    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  64. I like the Schnibbles books - have made many of those quilts.

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  65. My favorite quilting book is "Simplify" by Camille Roskelley. I am dying to get her new book "Simply Retro". I would be thrilled to win your giveaway. I love the quilting you did in the photo you posted. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  66. I am a new follower on bloglovoin. Thank you for the second chance.

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  67. My fav book would be the first Zakka book - I've sewn lots and lots of things from that book. Great gifts to sew.

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  68. yay I follow you thru' Bloglovin. Fab giveaway!

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  69. I like Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  70. I like mcCalls Quilting. Your FMQ is amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  71. I've just bought the 'Retro Flowers' pattern!

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  72. I'm already following you!

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  73. I like the book "15 Minutes of Play", written by Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  74. I like modern quilting books.

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  75. I follow you with bloglovin

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  76. I don't have any quilting book or magazines yet, but would love to win one :)

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  77. I follow blogs instead of reading quilting books or magazines

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  78. No favorite right now. I usually read blogs and find free projects on line. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  79. I am learning how to FMQ and have the Angela Walter's book Beginning Free Motion Quilting and love it.

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  80. Your FMQ is gorgeous. My favorite magazine is my Quilting Arts magazine.

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  81. I love the MSQC mag! I totally need the video that goes with the patterns to help me process!!!

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  82. I don't really have a favourite quilting book, that's why I need to win this ;)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  83. I also became a follower via Bloglovin and GFC :)
    I think your lucky stars block looks great!

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  84. I really don't have a favorite magazine because only buy ones that have projects that appeal to me. I would love to have a Quilting Quickly magazine because Missouri Star Quilt Company and their videos are responsible for my addiction to quilting. Thank you! anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. My favorite is the Modern Quilt Workshop.

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  86. I am actually new to quilting. I follow a few blogs but have not had any magazines. Thank you for the suggestions, everyone.

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  87. My must have quilt book at the moment is practical patchwork by elizabeth hartman.

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  88. My favorite quilting book right now is Quilts from my Crayon Box.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  89. Follower via Bloglovin

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  90. I am very new to quilting, so I don't have a favorite magazine yet, but I do have a few blogs that I folllow that I like

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  91. I follow via blog lovin
    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  92. I love the magazine Primitive Quilts.

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  93. I am loving quilting quickly. I love precuts!!!!

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  94. I follow you with bloglovin

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  95. Machine Quilting Unlimited is my fav magazine. thanks for the chance!

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  96. One of my favorite quilting books right now is Collaborative Quilting by Marsdon and Moran -- and there is a sequel too which is fabulous! The idea of working with someone on a quilt or quilts is intriguing, and the method of making units and then auditioning them is so much fun!

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  97. I am a happy follower with GFC - dread July!

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  98. I really enjoy Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  99. right now i like angela walters fmq book, i'm a newbie so i need all the help i can get lol

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  100. I love how your quilting turned out. I would love to give this method a try. I like Bonnie Hunter's books-all of them. I like scrappy and no one does it better than she does.

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  101. I follow with GFC and Reader.

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  102. The Quiltmaker 100 Blocks book/magazine is what's exciting me lately.

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  103. I really like the Fat Quarterly book, Shape Workshop for Quilters, it is a good one!

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  104. I love Sunday Morning Quilts. Thanks for the giveaway

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  105. I have a vintage quilt book that I love. I just love the different quilts through the ages. I love to take them and tweak and make more modern either with fabric or slightly different design. Thanks!

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  106. My fave right now is Sunday morning quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I have a digital subscription to Quilters World and it's great to hsvr them on the computer and go back to which ever issue I want to.

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  108. I like the Farmer's Wife quilt book!

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  109. I really like this years 100 blocks and Sweet Celebrations with the Moda Bake Shop chefs. Enjoying some of those projects. Thanks.

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  110. I love Fons and Porters Quick Quilts Magazine issues!! And I only ever stitch in the ditch. This book would HELP me! :) kerihag at yahoo dot com

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  111. just purchased Material Obsession 2 and Liberty Love....have too many quilts I want to make now!

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  112. My fav quilting book right now is Transparency Quilts.

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  113. I love Skip the Borders by Jaybird Quilts! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  114. I follow via gfc already! :)

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  115. I picked up the latest Fons & Porter quilt mag lately, and it was awesome!

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  116. Love the magazine For the Love of Quilting.

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  117. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    i love all things anna maria horner!

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  118. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

    new follower!

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