Monday, December 12, 2011

Giveaway Day!

Giveaway has ended and the winner has been announced here.

Today is the day that a lot of us have been waiting for since they announced it at Sew, Mama, Sew. If you are visiting from there, please feel free to look around a bit and thank you for taking the time to stop by!

My giveaway is a bit different than most. I recently got more into making mini quilts and discovered back issues of Miniature Quilts magazine. I bought a bunch of them and ended up with doubles, so one of you will get the chance to experience them. The magazine is full of patterns, tips, inspiration and more. There are patterns for both traditional piecing with measurments or templates, as well as foundation patterns. Sometimes both for certain patterns.


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A sample page from one of the issues.

The prize will be six different issues of Miniature Quilts as well as a charm pack of Lollipop by Sandy Gervais for Moda to get you started. I love charms for making mini quilts. They are the perfect size to cut down to the size of pieces needed for minis.

I recently made a mini using a pattern from one of the issues I have and found the directions to be well written and the tips valuable. You can read more about it here.


Mini Wrenches

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment! I'm looking forward to trying some new things after the holidays and new year, so I'm curious, is there anything new that you want to learn or try? It can be related to sewing, or not.

I do want to offer a bonus entry for my followers as well. So, if you are a current follower or a new one, leave a second comment and you will get another entry.

It is important that if you do not have an e-mail address tied to your profile that you leave it in your comment. If I draw a no reply response, I will immediately draw someone else. You may leave your e-mail as name (at) email (dot) com if you wish. This giveaway will end Friday, December 16th at 11pm CST. I will draw a winner and contact them by e-mail. If I don't hear a response by Sunday, December 18th, I will draw another. I will ship internationally.

Thank you for stopping by!

149 comments:

Karen P. said...

I think minis are adorable & I'd love to make some for my wall!

Karen P. said...

following!

Anita said...

I would love to do some paper piecing...that's the only thing I've never done.

Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

quilterbell said...

I will love this giveaway, I hve never sewn a mini, I think it will be fun!. Thank you

NinjaEema said...

I'd love to try needle felting. It always looks so cool.

Bree said...

That is some amazing piecing! I can't think of anything new I'd like to try in the near future, but that's never stopped me before!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I want to learn how to draft patterns

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

blog follower

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

The Sewing Dork said...

Hurray for quilting guidance - I need it!

Taryn said...

I'd like learning free motion quilting. I have just been stitching in the ditch!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I want to try more paper piecing :)

Janine said...

I'd like to try an art quilt...

Holly said...

I want to try paper piecing...when I am feeling brave!

Joy said...

I want to try sewing toys. We'll see!

Pam said...

Thans for the chance to win such a great giveaway, Katie. I'm hoping to make my first quilt next year and yes, it'll be a mini one.

Pam said...

Following you...

Lindsay said...

I would like to learn how to use Photoshop.

Sew Lovins said...

I have never tried piping or made a wedding ring quilt but want to do both this coming year :) Thanks

Sew Lovins said...

New follower! Thanks

Jenilyn said...

I've just recently started quilting so I'm really wanting to learn more about doing it well! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jacqueline said...

I'd love to learn FMQ.... I would love to do something different then strait lines....

OzKnitter said...

I'd like to quilt a top (my first).

ozknitter(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I'd like to learn how to quilt! I've lived with a quilter for a year and think it's time I tried!

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Njeri said...

I want to try and learn embroidery.

gill said...

I like to sew mini quilts but I didn't realise there were specific magazines!
I'm hoping to learn to screen print next year!

gill said...

I'm a new follower!

KarenD said...

I want to learn paper piecing!

cherie said...

Cute Mini quilts! For the new year I want to learn how to embroider. : ) Merry Christmas!

hueisei said...

Cute. I want to make a new blouse for myself.
Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

hueisei said...

New follower!

Wendy said...

Wow, I love magazines!

I'm in the process of trying every craft and every technique within every craft I can find! Big goal? Yep and I'm certain I'll never finish it. I have a list on my blog - the page called Crafts Lists - come and have a look and I'm sure you'll find some ideas!

WoolenSails said...

I would love to enter your giveaway. I love making mini quilts and usually just sew pieces together, but it would be nice to have patterns to try and learn new things.

Debbie

Joyatee said...

I love the fabric. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Linda E in AZ said...

I've made a number of minis so would love to see the magazines.
In the new year I am joining the Free Motion Quilting Challenge to sharpen up and improve my skills.
thanks!

Kelly said...

I want to learn to knit socks!

JustPam said...

My very first quilt was a mini quilt and it didn't give me the quilting bug. I have been thinking it would be fun to try one now that I know what I am doing!

All Things Beautiful said...

I want to try crafting with felt and learn to knit.

@pril said...

I want to make some hot pads and oven mitts.

Lynn said...

i want to tackle zippers!!

thanks

Carla G said...

What an awesome giveaway! I want to try paper piecing! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower! :)

jojoebi said...

I have always wanted to try glass blowing and my husband has booked me in for a class on Sunday for my birthday :o)

Michelle {Daydream Believers} said...

In the new year, I'd like to learn to crochet! :)

Best,
Michelle
daydreambelievershop(at)gmail(dot)com

Heather said...

I love little quilts! What a great giveaway.

Sis-O said...

Japanese Sashiko style needlework, learn to knit, learn to paper piece. Just to name a few things I would like to try.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Jodi said...

I am looking forward to learning to quilt. I have started my first block of hand piecing and next year I want to turn that skill into a whole completed quilt. mmm maybe I should have started with a mini quilt.

Kritta22 said...

What a great giveaway! thank you!

I would love to try stack and wack.

Shana said...

I want to get better at quilting so this would be a wonderful way to do that. Thank you.

Shana said...

I am a follower now.

MissMary said...

I've been wanting to try that rock climbing gym everyone talks about... ;-)

Bright Angel said...

I am a follower! :)

Bright Angel said...

I actually just tried something that I have been wanting to for a while tonight. I made Half Square Triangle for a Stocking quilt block. Thank you for the chance to win! :)

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I want to learn patchwork, to make a baby quilt

Gina said...

Fun giveaway! For 2012, I want to cook more for my family! I've been kind of in a rut, so I want to expand my recipe rotation.

Jenelle said...

Your mini-quilt turned out beautifully! I would really like to improve my clothing sewing skills next year and start some paper piecing. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Jenelle said...

I am a happy follower. :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Mini quilts are my new favourite thing! I've love to make more next year, and practice my FMQ on them :-)

Nabiha said...

I'd love to learn how to free motion quilt , so that will probably be on my agenda this year.Thanks for the giveaway!
nabihawangde(at)gmail(dot)com

Susanne said...

I want to improve my free motion skills. And maybe sewing my first ever hexagon quilt :)
Susanne

Susanne said...

I follow (Google Reader) :)
Susanne

Kristy said...

Are mini quilts easier to start with than larger quilts?

I would love to do some quilting in 2012 - whether it's a mug rug, lap quilt, or full quilt.

Kelsey said...

I want to learn to paper piece next year!

Kelsey said...

I'm a new follower :)

redzshadow said...

I would really like to try sewing some clothes from patterns. I want to figure out how to alter the pattern pieces so the clothes fit nice.

Chiska said...

I"d like to make a quilt of pieced blocks. I've never done that and it makes me nervous.

Anne said...

I want to make jewelry. A friend makes gorgeous pieces from copper pipes and wire she gets from her plumber husband. I know that sounds odd, but her jewelry is stunning. I also wouldn't mind delving into ceramics.

Anne said...

following!

Needled Mom said...

I love minis. I would love to learn to do needle applique well in the new year.

Judi said...

I've never made a mini. Sounds fun!

Doina said...

I want to learn embroidery! Great giveaway!

Robyn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

baukje said...

I did not know this magazine!!! I am a doll/small quilter, so I would love to win....

Allison C said...

I would like to learn paper piecing!

Allison C said...

I signed up to follow

C. said...

I want to learn how to paper piece. christina112358 at gmail dot com

lorraine said...

i would love to learn how to needlefelt :) raineoc@yahoo.com

lorraine said...

im a new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

B Greene said...

I would love to make some mini-quilts in the new year - the are so intricate and adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win such an inspiring prize pack!

poppyinpink said...

Yet to try paper piecing..put it off far too long and I think it is time to give it real good go this new year! I am a fan of miniture and am currently doing a series of pincushions and enjoying every minute. I can see you do too!

poppyinpink said...

Thought I might take the opportunity, whilst here to join your merry crew!

The Thompsons said...

I want to get better at applique

james and bess said...

these look so cute! i have a friend with a long-arm quilter, and i am looking forward to trying it out after christmas - wish me luck! :)

bess

Shevvy said...

I too have just started making mini quilts and love them. I also want to try dressmaking.

Trish said...

Mini quilts are so gratifying!

Ramona said...

I am new to quilting so I want to learn free motion quilting and I also am starting to work with felted wool and am learning embellishment techniques.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Dana Gaffney said...

I just made my first mini when a fellow blogger asked for them for a charity for Christmas. I had so much fun making them, so that's what I want to learn. The one's I made needed to be fast, so now I'd like to take my time. Thanks.

mframe said...

I would love to make a mini quilt.
mframe00@gmail.com

Tiara said...

planning to do a quilt along/swap in the new year!

Erica said...

i love mini quilts! thanks for the giveaway!

Zoe said...

I really would like to tackle embroidery in the new year. That and be braver with my quilting and move away from just straight lines!

Susan said...

I am going to learn FMQ on my sewing machine.

Shelly said...

I think I just want to catch up on all the projects I have, before I learn anything new. :) Thank you for the giveaway.

Kylie said...

I'm going to learn to FMQ this next year. I'm signed up for 2 QALs starting in January for beginner FMQ'ers and have a whole folder of tutorials to work through. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower- kylie c. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Fran said...

I really want to try some garment sewing next year. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Fran said...

I follow you on GFC, thanks.

jmniffer said...

I want to make a mini quilt..they look difficult with all the tiny pieces but still, I want to try. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

jmniffer said...

I am a new follower.

RyanSarahN said...

I'd love to make a mini quilt in the new year for the wall above my sewing machine. Thanks for the chance to win! ryansarahn(at)gmail.com

lemony lucy said...

I would love to learn to do mini's. I did some pot holders recently and they go so quickly and are so fun to make and gift. I think a mini would be along the same lines.

JJ said...

I have been toying with the idea of making a mini star quilt but just havent gotten in gear to do it. These magazines look great, where did you buy them?

JJ said...

I became a follower and I am looking forward to seeing the minis you create.

Calikisses said...

I'm hoping I get a rotisserie oven for Christmas, so I would like to try that out if I get it!

♥Duff said...

looks like fun!!
I'd like to try snowboarding; I have a friend who's offering his equipment so I might just do it!

Rookie said...

Ooh - I didn't even know there was a magazine for mini quilts - lookit that :)

Ironically enough I was going to try quilts next year. I'm pretty new to sewing and thought I would start small. So your giveaway is perfect - holding my thumbs super tightly for this one.

Thank you for a great giveaway and the chance to win.

Marilize
marilize(dot)paulsen(at)gmail(dot)com

pbs.seams said...

I want to learn to free-motion quilt.

ELNM said...

I am brand new to quilting, and I think minis would be a great place to start. Thanks for the chance to win! ellen@myerly.net

marth225 said...

I just bought some books on making handbags that I plan on making this next year

Tawny said...

I think this is the year that I finally learn how to crochet :D

Beth said...

I would like to learn free motion quilting this year, if I can find someone to teach me!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Anya said...

I want to try redwork. Thanks for the chance!

Kathy said...

I've made a few mini quilts, several years ago, and I really loved how cute they are. This makes me want to get back to them!

Jennifer Gail said...

I love anything minature. I would love to learn how to knit.

texheks said...

I would love to learn how to paperpiece!

Mama Bear said...

I want to learn how to crochet.

Mama Bear said...

I am now following on Google.

Ms Muffin said...

I would love to learn how to felt. There are actually quite many things I would love to learn ... :-)

Thanks for the fun giveaway!
ulli-xox [at] web [dot] de

Binks said...

Man, they have magazines for everything. Very cool
I would love to try paper piecing. I've been menaing to try it, but I keep putting it off. It's kind of scary.

binkiege(at)gmail(dot)com

Ebeth said...

So great! Thanks for the chance!

I'm going to try to do some hand embroidery on my quilting in the new year...


ewholihan at emc dot org

Mike and Jackie said...

I want to learn how to budget better

Sangeetha said...

i would like to learn wood working

sandyandcosmo said...

I am signing up for a class to make a kaleidoscope!

Sharleen said...

I want to make my first circle skirt and I would like to learn how to do button holes.

Foolish Feathers said...

I am super excited about your giveaway because I too just got into mini-quilts! It's such a neat way to try out new techniques; my table frame just came in the mail last week and I just put up my first mini-quilt today! I am hoping to learn more Free-motion quilting techniques in the new year!

Shayla Sharp said...

I want to learn to knit--so I can make socks. Those magazines look like a lot of fun!

lestra said...

I'd love to learn how to sew with knits on a regular sewing machine.

lestra77 at yahoo dot com

jqluo said...

I want to try mini quilt.
Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

jqluo said...

I follow you.

karamino said...

I want to learn knitting, thank you!

Mika said...

I'm not much of a quilter, but recently I've been thinking that mini quilts are TOTALLY right up my alley so I'd love those magazines!!! I'd never heard of them so thank you!

Kate said...

Fun giveaway! I always look at quilt magazines, but it's too hard not to spend all my quilting money on fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

Jamie Lee said...

The magazines look interesting! I want to try sewing more items with zippers. I've done a few with success, but I always cringe when I see a zipper in the pattern. I want to get over that fear.

I am going to be a new follower! Check out my blog if you have time. I am having a giveaway too, and always like making new blog friends since I stay home and need an outlet from the insanity:)

Jamie Lee said...

New follower!

Robin said...

Love minis! Next year I am determined to learn to sew curves!

nikkipeachy said...

I want to try a fabric wreath. They look so fun!

Rebecca said...

I'd love to try and make myself a pair of boot-slippers :)
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

enbartlett said...

I've never made a quilt before so a mini quilt may be the best way to start!

Lisa Cox said...

I've never done a mini quilt, but what I would absolutely love to try is an art quilt.

Carly said...

Fun giveaway! I would love to learn how to free motion quilt. Thanks for the chance!

pianomama said...

Hmmm - really wanting to be brave and try some curved piecing. I've only stuck to straight lines so far.

Tamster said...

so cute!

I really want to try dressmaking for myself!

Merry Christmas from the UK

Kathy said...

I want to learn how to spin yarn.

Thanks and Merry Christmas!
winterwrens at gmail dot com

Cherise said...

Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm a new follower! Happy Holidays! :)

Cherise said...

I would like to learn free motion quilting.

DangAndBlast! said...

Ooh, want to try soldering (electrical stuff)! or, sewing-wise, making cloth diapers!

DangAndBlast! said...

and, follower!

Cathy said...

I would love to learn to properly do free-motion quilting.

Cathy said...

I now follow your blog.

nakedk9 said...

I love to make miniature quilts too and have a few old issues of these magazines. I'm always trying to find more. I like updating them with the modern fabrics.