Today’s my blogoversary! Obviously I had to plot a giant giveaway!! I decided to focus on my favorite things. One lucky winner will get all this loot!!! You read that right…all this!!
Now I want to highlight some of my favorites. I love my AccuQuilt! It makes cutting strips and odd sizes so much more fun!! AccuQuilt gave me a GO! Baby and die to giveaway. So exciting!! This little machine will change your quilting. It cuts things perfectly and so fast! I chose the equilateral triangle die to include in the prize. This die is great because there are three sizes. I use the GO! a lot for odd shapes…the shapes that are a hassle to rotary cut. Trust me, you’ll love it!
There’s no greater notion than the Bloc Loc. Seriously, it’s freaking genius! I wrote a whole post about it’s awesomeness. I’m not usually keen on specialty rulers; I tend to stick with just my usual ruler. But these are brilliant! There’s a ridge that the seam fits in so you can properly trim the HST. Did I mention that it’s genius?!
Carolyn Friedlander sent some of her amazing patterns! Shirts is my favorite!! I host the All Shirts Swap which is great fun. Round Two is wrapping up and Round Three will start soon. This is a great little foundation piecing pattern!! Plus she included her two newest patterns! They’re gorgeous; I can’t wait to make them.
My favorite ruler is not a toss up. It’s the 6 1/2 x 12 1/2″ from Creative Grids. It measures 1/2″ in one direction and full inch in the other. Plus the grippiness of Creative Grids cannot be beat. I use it about 95% of the time.
And for the rotary cutter, look no further than Olfa. This is the one I use. It’s really heavy duty. Plus you can open just one side of it which protects everything in front of the blade. Flimsy rotary cutters are dangerous. It’s a tool that we use a lot, so invest in a good one that does the job. I’m not sure how long I’ve had this one, but it’s definitely many years old. Rotary cutters are a very personal choice, but choose a sturdy one!
When it comes to thread, my top choice is Aurifil. It’s my favorite. I piece with 50wt. I use 40wt to construct bags, topstitch and for quilting. Aurifloss is a yummy embroidery floss! Aurifil is fabulous and about 90% of the time, it’s my pick!! Included is a set of various weights as well as a large spool of 50wt!
I love this nail polish!! Soak partners with fabric designers to bring the most delicious sets of colors together. The Denyse Schmidt set is the best!! Love.
As for batting, I almost always choose the same thing! I LOVE Quilters Dream Select. It’s mid loft and 100% cotton. And perfect for every quilt! I’m including a cut off my roll that’s approximately 90 x 90″. Try this batting and you’ll never look back. It’s dreamy. Instead of including a picture of batting (that’s not very interesting), here’s some yummy quilting.
I literally cannot say enough about my love of Clover Wonderclips. If you don’t have them, go buy them immediately! You cannot have too many. I’ve got a box of 50 and a bag of 100. I use them for everything!!
And what’s my most favorite…FABRIC! I’m always a lover of rainbow fabrics (that become rainbow quilts)! Dear Stella does a fabulous job of the rainbow pack! These gorgeous chevrons come in every color under the sun. And these are really usable. Some chevrons have so much contrast that they’re difficult to quilt with; these are perfect!!
Violet Craft gave me some sample fabric to share with y’all! She’s one of the nicest people and the metallics in her new line are gorgeous and subtle!! No one has this fabric…it’s the scraps from her market samples! So pretty!
The amazingly sweet Bonnie Christine bundled up some of her gorgeous Sweet as Honey prints. The corals and yellows in this line are among my favorites!
And the adorable Sara Lawson will send the winner a fat quarter bundle of her new Jungle Ave line for Art Gallery! It’s bright and fun and I have a pattern coming out soon that features it.
I, along with the rest of the sewing community, am obsessed with Cotton + Steel! I would love to say that I got bundles of it to giveaway. But I didn’t. You’ll want the full line when it comes out though. So yummy. But Melody did pull from her stash for y’all! A half yard of her awesome grandmother print and some typewriters!! She’s the best!!! And I pulled an Alexia and Rashida print from the C + S bundles I got.
I also raided my stash for more! Here are 75 cuts of fabric (from fat eighth to half yard). This is 15+ yards of fabric!! Included are some of my favorites…Tula Pink, Laurie Wisbrun, Denyse Schmidt & Emily Herrick. There are lots of gems in here!
One of my favorite things is shopping local!! I’m blessed to have so many awesome shops nearby. My heart will always belong to Sew Original. Going there is like going home and Shirley Bailey, the owner, is Guru 2! You’ll always learn something by going to your local shop. You’ll see something new and be inspired. For my modern hipster fix, I love The Little General and Gina, the owner is a total sweetheart! And Sewingly Yours offers a lovely mix of modern, traditional and batik. Plus Theresa, Juanita and their whole staff are so great! Knit One Smock Too offers both fabric and yarn, as well as tons of smocking and embroidery supplies. Every needle craft need can be met there! Shirley and Martha are fabulous people. I’m lucky enough to travel the state teaching and shopping. Favorite love to Studio Stitch in Greensboro, Linderellas in Southern Pines, Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, Stitch in Time in Franklin and Carolina Foam in Black Mountain as well!! Remember to shop local and support your shops!
I love to shop online too! My friend Chrissy and her mom Linda run Sewlux Fabric! They’ve got a great offering with lots of Moda and other quilt shop quality brands. They ship quickly and have great customer service to boot! And they’re offering a FIFTY DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE to an international winner for this giveaway!!
Let’s get down to the nitty gritty!! There will be one winner of all of the loot!! And one winner of the gift certificate!! The favorites prize is only open to US addresses and the International prize is only open to International folk! As always, there are lots of ways to enter!
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There are lots of ways to get an entry; you can do just one or all of them. If you’re already a follower, that’s great! It counts as an entry!! Please post a separate comment here for each entry! Your comment here is the entry. If you’re international, please write INTERNATIONAL in your comment. Entries open through 5 pm est on Monday, June 23. Mack the Chihuahua will select both winners; he tends to use the random number generator. Don’t send bribes; I watch him like a hawk.
Let me know if you’ve got any questions!! Good luck!!