2012 Monthly Giveaway – May: Winner!

Baby Doll Quilt

Today is a very gray and rainy day.  A good day to stay inside and sew!  I picked up some lovely fabric for my sashing so I want to get my top finished and piece the back.  I just love this quilt!

Anyway – you’re probably wanting to find out about the winner of May’s drawing!  And the winner is #16, Jeanne G.  Congratulations Jeanne!   Check back this afternoon for June’s fabric giveaway!

33 Responses to 2012 Monthly Giveaway – May

  1. sandyb says:

    I love this quilt kit – it is so cute.

    My best tip is to finish what you start. I used to have so many unfinished projects. Supplies are so expensive and it seems to be so discouraging to just let things sit. I know sometimes it gets maddening when things don’t work out – I rip them out and do something else. I try not to pick such an overzealous project, key work try.

    Thank you for this great giveaway.

  2. sandyb says:

    I am a follower:)

    Thank you

  3. Lisa Cox says:

    How cute!
    My tip, since I am a newbie and haven’t done a whole lot, is definitely to measure twice, cut once.

  4. tanne says:

    Take a class…even if it is on DVD. I just couldn’t begin to work everything out for myself and to have some one guide and walk with me made the difference between being an on-looker and a do-er of just about anything including sewing and in particular for me, quilting. Best $30 I ever spent.

  5. tanne says:

    I follow via email!

  6. Gill says:

    My tip is to read through the instructions before you start!

  7. Gill says:

    I’m a follower!

  8. Ellen M. says:

    My 13 year old daughter has expressed an interest in quilting (plus I’m a brand new quilter), and this would be a great way for her to start. My best tip, for regular sewing also, is to just be patient! Mistakes happen, stitches will need to be ripped, but that’s OK! Thanks for the chance to win.

  9. Ellen M. says:

    I’m an email follower already! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Elisabetta says:

    my best tip is to be patient, be sure what you’ve read, measure two or three times and cross your fingers (don’t when you’re sewing ^_^)

  11. Elisabetta says:

    I am your follower

  12. Sue D says:

    My granddaughters would love if I won this! My best tip is to use quality tools and to keep your supplies organized.

  13. Jeanne G says:

    My best tip that I can think of is: If you aren’t in the mood to sew and do it anyway, be prepared to unsew more then you “sew”. Ancient Chinese saying
    “You will Rip what you SEW”

  14. Jeanne G says:

    I am a faithful follower on all social medias. :)

  15. Jeanne G says:

    I blogged your giveaway and used your picture as “eye-candy”. Thanks

  16. Stacey says:

    Those colors are delicious! My favorite (and most used) tip is ‘wet the needle, not the thread’.

  17. MarciaW says:

    Most traditional blocks look best if you sew that scant quarter inch. Invest in a quarter inch with a metal guide presser foot for your sewing machine. Once I did this, my seams matched sew much better. Thanks for the chance. This would be a perfect prize for us to win and use with my 6 yo grandniece who wants to sew on the machine.

  18. Binks says:

    So cute. I’m new to quilting, so I don’t have any real tips. I would just say to keep chugging. You only get better with time and more practice, so keep on making those quilts.

  19. Binks says:

    …tweet tweet…
    I follow you on Twitter

  20. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love the baby doll quilt. My best quilting tip is to square up your blocks – your seams will match up a lot better. Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’m a follower by email. Thanks for the giveaway.

  22. mary says:

    I am a follower! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  23. mary says:

    This would be a perfect project to teach my granddaughter to quilt. My tip is to “try new things”. If we only do the “easy or safe” things, we lose the opportunity to stretch our ability. Many thanks for the chance to win.

  24. usairdoll says:

    My tip is the Quilting Police do not exist! Sew what makes you happy. Be consistent with your 1/4″ seam allowance.

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


  25. usairdoll says:

    I now follow you on FB. I found out about you from Jeanne at The Learning Curve.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.


  26. Rhonda D. says:

    My tip would be to read through all of the instructions before you start! I have learned this the hard way!!

  27. Rhonda D. says:

    I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  28. Cradke says:

    My tip – follow through! Sometimes a project looks less than perfect and its tempting to give up half way through. But if you finish it to the end and shrug off those less than perfect parts, you’ll find it all turns out beautifully! That’s the beauty of handmade anyway, it’s got personality!

  29. Krista says:

    My best tip is to move your ironing board to reaching distance while sewing.
    You are more likely to iron if you don’t have to get up. If you iron you have crisper seams and better points.

  30. Louise Marie says:

    My best tip came to me from my favorite aunt 50 years ago this year. i was working on a project and got stuck. i did a rip/sew many times, and got increasingly angry at the project. She happened to visit that day when i was at my worst. i wanted her to show me what i was doing wrong. She calmly and patiently told me that whenever she came across something like this while sewing, she just got up and walked away. She told me that i should do the same. i hugged her and left to play with friends. The next time i picked up the project, i knew exactly what to do. i was 12 years old then. To this day i still take her advice. Thank you.

  31. I would love to win this fab kit.

    My best sewing tip would be not to be afraid of unpicking mistakes. The moment I realised that I could undo it if I went wrong, I felt so much freer to sew and have fun.

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