Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

Good morning!  I just finished up a lovely week long visit with my mom in from New York ending on Mother’s Day.  Our visits always seem to go too fast.

This weekend I made up the baby size quilt top of my Star Crossed pattern using some of the beautiful April Showers line by Bonnie & Camille for Moda to hang in one of my LQS, OSewPersonal in O’Fallon, MO.  I really love how it turned out, don’t you?

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I used three of the four blocks in the pattern so I could use more of the blue floral in the center.  O Sew Personal hangs just the tops so I will be finishing it up later.

For Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day, I’d like to share it with you.  The winner of my drawing will receive a copy of my Star Crossed pattern and the fabric requirements to make the 36×36 top shown.

Random drawing will take place Friday night, May 16th! Winner will be announced by Sunday, May 18th.

To win, leave a comment and tell me about a favorite sewing notion or tip – doesn’t have to be quilt related – just sewing.

Do you follow?  Leave a comment for each way you do.  One extra entry for each comment.  Blog, E-mail, Bloglovin, etc.  Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Craftsy, Etsy

You can also enter my May giveaway for a charm pack of Jeni Baker Dreamin’ Vintage for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Good luck!

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362 Responses to Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

  1. DeborahGun says:

    My best quilting tip is to baste with twice as many pins as you think you need! Thanks for a lovely giveaway

  2. DeborahGun says:

    I follow by email.

  3. melle e says:

    I follow by email. :)

  4. Barb N says:

    Your quilt top is so fresh – love the colors! I follow via FB, email and Bloglovin’.

  5. nikki says:

    painters tap to hold down a quilt back on the floor

  6. Barb N says:

    Quilting tip: enjoy the process! It was important for me to learn to enjoy each step in making a quilt, even though some were more fun than others.

  7. Jen says:

    I love my steady betty for ironing. I have it right next to my machine.

  8. Jen says:

    I follow you via Feedly

  9. Gisel-la Roca says:

    Do whatever with love :-)

  10. Jan says:

    I follow you by email.

  11. Jan says:

    My best tip is to sew with friends or sisters. We get so much done when we sew together.

  12. Jenilyn says:

    My favorite sewing tip is “use the iron”! I couldn’t believe how much better all of my projects became when I learned to properly press seams! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Emily C says:

    My favorite notion is my clover clips.

  14. Jen B says:

    My favorite notion is my pin cushion, I got fed up chasing my old one around the table, so I made a new one and filled it with rice so it would stay still when I tried to put a pin in it.

  15. Sara says:

    I love my seam ripper :)

  16. My best tip is to use Wonder Clips when binding, it makes life a little bit easier! :)

  17. I am a follower via Facebook

  18. Desiree says:

    IRON! So many people skip this step, and though I hate it, it is SO IMPORTANT!

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  19. Desiree says:

    like you on FB- Desiree Glaze glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

  20. Delaine says:

    Beautiful quilt! My favorite notion is the easy strip cutting thing. I don’t know what it is called, but you lay it over your fabric and the grooves in the plastic make cutting strips easy and they turn out perfect. Thanks!

  21. Delaine says:

    I follow you by email. Thanks!

  22. Desiree says:

    added your shop as an etsy fave- WeeShare

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  23. Desiree says:

    follow on twitter- WeeShare

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  24. Desiree says:

    follow on bloglovin- Desiree Glaze

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  25. Cheri says:

    Would like to follow via email, but don’t see that option!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. Cheri says:

    My tip…put a piece of velcro on the bottom of the pin cushion and a piece on your sewing machine neck area. Keeping the cushion close to the sewing for taking out pins quickly and having the cushion right there is SO conveninet and helpful!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. Jenni Brown says:

    music! i have to have music when i sew!

  28. Tina Jeo says:

    I love using those clips instead of pins. It keeps the fabric flat, and they are easy to see and remove when sewing.

  29. Jess says:

    I don’t really have tips or tricks. I just resort to hand sewing when something isn’t working! (can I say zippers?)

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Jess says:

    Followed on bloglovin

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  31. Jess says:

    Follow on Google +

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  32. Jess says:

    ‘Heart’-d on Etsy.

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  33. Jess says:

    And followed by email.

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  34. wendy says:

    always lift your presser foot before rethreading your machine. It makes a difference

  35. wendy says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  36. cindy oneal says:

    My tip…don’t hold pins in your teeth. had to visit the dentist recently to fix three chipped teeth. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

  37. cindy oneal says:

    Follow you with bloglovin. Cindy bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

  38. Emilee says:

    Keep a seam ripper nearby!

  39. Julie says:

    I always have two projects going at once. Keep a simple one off to the side and feed some of it through as your working on your main project. It will eventually become the main project. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  40. I love my hemmer foot.

  41. Jocelyn says:

    Rotate your rotary mat. Turning it over and rotating from time to time helps extend the life. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Lynne Tilley says:

    My favorite notion is my wrist pincushion. Couldn’t live without it!

  43. Lynne Tilley says:

    I follow on Facebook :)

  44. Lynne Tilley says:

    I follow on Instagram

  45. Lynne Tilley says:

    I follow on Etsy

  46. Karen K says:

    What a lovely quilt! I say the old saying: measure twice, cut once. Thanks for the giveaway.

  47. Shauna says:

    my favorite notion is my clover clips, it is so nice not to be poked while doing the binding. Thanks for the chance

  48. Shauna says:

    I follow you with bloglovin

  49. Karen says:

    Heat press for batting and 505 spray. This is an awesome pattern.

  50. Amy Forkner says:

    I’m a beginner with sewing of any kind, but I recently discovered my presser foot and I love it! I use it most of the time now, it helps keep my stitching straight.

  51. Amy Forkner says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  52. Amy Forkner says:

    I follow you on Google+

  53. Amy Forkner says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  54. Amy Forkner says:

    I follow you on Etsy

  55. Amy Forkner says:

    And last, but not least, I also follow you on Craftsy!

  56. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    My favorite notion is my marking pens. I love that all you do is iron them and they disappear. It is like magic!!

  57. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I follow you on facebook…

  58. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I follow you on instagram…

  59. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I follow you by e-mail…

  60. Victoria says:

    I love, love, love my Havel seam ripper. So easy to use.

  61. Victoria says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  62. Crystal says:

    I don’t really have a tip but to pin your seams and trim :D

  63. Crystal says:

    I’m following via facebook :D

  64. June Piper-Brandon says:

    I follow by twitter, facebook, +1 and pinterest.

  65. Shayla Sharp says:

    I really like good Japanese hand sewing needles–you don’t know what you’re missing until you use one!

  66. SS says:

    My cousin just sent me a thimble from South Korea – I haven’t put it to use yet, but it’s definitely a pretty addition to my sewing space

  67. Janie says:

    The seam ripper wants to be my friend lately. Thanks for the chance.

  68. Quilting Tangent says:

    Use a small hook crochet hook – to grab thread by the needle, tie knots, push fabric through the machine, push out corners when turning. 24Tangent “at” gmail “dot” com

  69. Quilting Tangent says:

    Following on Bloglovin’. Having fun seeing all the giveaways. Thank you!
    24Tangent “at” gmail “dot” com

  70. barbara corbitt says:

    purchase more fabric than what the pattern calls for. that way if you make a boo boo in cutting the fabric, you still have some to fall back on. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  71. barbara corbitt says:

    i follow via facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

  72. barbara corbitt says:

    i follow via bloglovin. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  73. barbara corbitt says:

    i follow via instagram babscorbitt@gmail.com

  74. My favorite notion is a water soluble pen! I embroider a lot and couldn’t get by without one!

  75. barbara corbitt says:

    i follow via google+ babscorbitt@gmail.ocm

  76. Brenda Hulsey says:

    It must be my seam ripper I use it so much! LOL!

  77. Ashley says:

    ALWAYS count your pins and make sure there aren’t any on the floor! Ouch!

  78. Tawny says:

    my favourite sewing tip has to do with applique. I found that pinning some of the appliques I was doing ended up making it needlessly wrinkled. Then I read somewhere that you can use a glue stick. Stick it wherever you want to sew it down and it holds without gumming up your machine or wrinkling. What?!! Seriously?!! It’s true. BOOM! :D

  79. I love my Shape Cut Ruler. Thanks for the giveaway.

  80. Hayley says:

    My best sewing tip is to take your time. When you rush is when things go wrong

  81. Hayley says:

    I follow via bloglovin

  82. Lia says:

    Clover clips and lint rolls! The latter to clean any workspace (and yourself) from all the lints ;)

    Thanks for your giveaway, what a beautiful pattern and top!

  83. Sallie says:

    Wind several bobbins before beginning a project.

  84. Sasha says:

    My tip would be, if you lick the thread, lick the needle too! Be care whilst doing it, but it does seem to act like a magnet and the two seem to attract each other!

  85. I no longer hate zippers now that I use a glue stick and heat set it before sewing :)

  86. Sasha says:

    i follow you with bloglovin’

  87. I follow you on IG.

  88. I will be following you through emails.

  89. You should always have a thread cutter, ruler and rotary cutter by your sewing machine before starting your quilting. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mamma Sew giveaway. Your gift is totally awesome. You are very generous to all of us and giving all of us a chance to win this giveway.

  90. Angelia L. says:

    My favorite notion is my Clover Wonder Clips…..the jumbo and regular sizes. Thank you for sharing!

  91. lisamcgriff says:

    I am a follower by Bloglovin!

  92. lisamcgriff says:

    My favorite sewing notion is my brand new seam ripper!

  93. Mara says:

    My fav sewing notion would be my rotary cutter, I can’t live with out it!

  94. Mara says:

    I follow you by e-mail.

  95. Sandy says:

    Set up your iron and use it!

  96. Sandy says:

    Following on Google +

  97. Julia says:

    I love rainbows of thread <3

  98. Sandy D says:

    I follow you by email

  99. Sandy D says:

    I follow on blolovin

  100. Rose says:

    Trust your instinct and have faith in yourself. Something I lack

  101. Rose says:

    Following on instagram

  102. Amy C says:

    Such a gorgeous quilt pattern – well done!! Great giveaway too. My favourite notion would be my orange handled scissors and my flat head pins.

  103. Evie H says:

    Measure twice, three times! I love your giveaway. Thanks!

  104. Amy says:

    My favorite tool is my quarter inch foot for my machine!

  105. Joyce Mitchell says:

    My favorite sewing notion is my Olfa ergonomic rotary cutter. Thanks.

  106. Sandy D says:

    I love the Clover Cliups. They were a great invention

  107. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’m following you with Bloglovin’. Thanks again.

  108. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Liking you on FB too. Thanks some more.

  109. Lisa says:

    Best sewing advice – go slow and enjoy the process!

  110. Mom C says:

    Take it easy. It isn’t a race, sewing is relaxing and can be very calming. You don’t have to fight the fabric! Thanks.

  111. Susan says:

    I love doing tiny quilts and I find using a ruler with 1/8 inch markings and very thin pins help with accuracy!

  112. maggielou says:

    I think my favorite tool is my seam ripper. It is attached to me.

  113. maggielou says:

    I follow by bloglovin

  114. maggielou says:

    Liked you on FB

  115. maggielou says:

    Following by Instagram

  116. LeAnne L says:

    Made a tote bag the other day and realized that Clover binding clips work so much better than pins when you’re dealing with a lot of thicknesses.

  117. maggielou says:

    Liked you on Craftsy

  118. Emme says:

    seam ripper!
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  119. Wendy says:

    Wonderful giveaway! I have a new grandbaby coming. Something I always told a good friend when she was just beginning to quilt was YOU CAN DO IT! I had to keep telling her, but she is an excellent quilter now and very proud of what she gets done.

  120. Cara says:

    I’m a new quilter so I am soaking up all these tips and tricks! My favorite tip was to find a partner to sew with. Then you can ask questions, bounce ideas, and get help when you screw up!

  121. Cara says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin

  122. Cara says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  123. Cara says:

    I follow you on instagram

  124. Cara says:

    I liked your Etsy shop

  125. Linda Webster says:

    My best tip is to put a piece of sandpaper under your fabric when you’re tracing your applique pattern. The sandpaper keeps the fabric from slipping.

  126. Joyce mosby says:

    I love my seam ripper. LOL

  127. my favorite tip was when I learned glue basting! HUGE fan!

  128. Sarah Clemons says:

    My rotary cutter and ditto on the seam ripper

  129. Sarah Clemons says:

    Following on craftsy

  130. Sarah Clemons says:

    liked on FB

  131. Sarah Clemons says:

    Following on Google +

  132. genipickens says:

    favorite is my QuiltCut cutting system

  133. genipickens says:

    follow on bloglovin

  134. genipickens says:

    follow on facebook

  135. I am all about the glue basting… even works for zips on clothing… love!

  136. flutefishy says:

    My favorite notion is the Clover soft touch Thread Pic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  137. Anita says:

    I love my Rowenta Iron. Couldn’t quilt without it.

  138. Diann Cornell says:

    My tips are very basic, but essential. Take your time and measure carefully.

  139. Laura Bligh says:

    I love Clover Wonderclips.

  140. Niki says:

    I could not live without my rotary cutter!!!

  141. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes

  142. Anita says:

    I love my clover clips. Thanks for a chance to win.

  143. Anita says:

    I follow on bloglovin.

  144. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I really like my stiletto. It makes it easier to move fabric under the feed dogs. Without it, I tend to put too much pressure on it and it goes crooked.

  145. Kathy Davis says:

    Couldn’t live without my fabric marker. (I am from MO too.)

  146. Kathy Davis says:

    I follow http://www.sewwhatscooking.com on bloglovin.

  147. Kathy Davis says:

    I follow Sew What’s Cooking? on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

  148. Kathy Davis says:

    I follow FourRobbinsDesigns on Etsy.

  149. Amber Murray says:

    Use Elmer’s school glue when adding your binding.

  150. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I follow on Instagram.

  151. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I’m following on Bloglovin’.

  152. cdahlgren2013 says:

    Following on Craftsy.

  153. cdahlgren2013 says:

    I love your quilt. My sewing tip is for me, and it’s not to sew too fast so that you keep your seams straight, and don’t make stupid mistakes.

  154. Mary D says:

    I use a washable glue stick to iron my bindings down to sew them with no fuss.

  155. Mary D says:

    Glad to have a chance to view your blog during this blog hop. I follow on BL. another St. Louis quilter here.

  156. Audrey says:

    My favourite quilting notion is my Frixon fabric pens. I love how they disappear with heat. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

  157. Janet says:

    I use my needle keep everyday. I made it and it has multiple pages. I really like it.

  158. Great giveaway thanks for chance

  159. Joan H. says:

    The rotary cutter is the best tool ever!

  160. Debra Lee says:

    I have a handmade wooden turner I love!

  161. Debra Lee says:

    I follow by Bloglovin!

  162. janita says:

    Beautiful pattern. I think my favorite tip when ripping out is to cut the thread every 1/2 inch on one side of the seam and the turn it over and lift the thread up with the point of your seam ripper at a point where you cut the thread on the opposite side. Pull on the thread with your fingers. If your stitches are not too small the line of stitching should just pull right out as you pull on the thread. It is like magic:) If it doesn’t seem to work well adjust your stitch length just a tad longer so that the next time you need to rip out it works better. On my Bernina my stitch length I use most often is 2.25- 2.5. You will be singing Dixie the next time you have to be jack the ripper. Janita

  163. Colleen says:

    Best quilting tip – keep my fingers away from the needle! I use my serger’s tweezers to hold fabric near the needle.

  164. Shelby Jarrell says:

    I am just beginning, but have to ay I love my magnetic pin holder.

  165. Colleen says:

    I follow on Bloglovin’

  166. I hear tale that you can sharpen a rotary with tinfoil? Probably makes more sense to get a fresh blade. A sharp blade is pretty important!

  167. Donna Phelps says:

    I follow you on Facebook and Bloglovin. Thanks for the chance to win.

  168. Donna Phelps says:

    Probably my favorite tip whenever sewing (especially patchwork piecing) is to keep the iron close and take the time to use it often as you go.

  169. Fran says:

    I make sure to use the same ruler to cut all the blocks for a quilt pattern – I learnt the hard way that there can be quite a bit of difference between different brands or sizes of acrylic rulers. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  170. Fran says:

    I follow your blog via email subscription, thanks.

  171. Fran says:

    And I follow you on Instagram, thanks.

  172. jenetamasson says:

    When I am paper piecing I (sadly) love my unpicker!

  173. Tabitha Keener says:

    I’m a few months New to all things sewing but I really love my rotary cutter. It’s so much faster than scissors! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  174. Tabitha Keener says:

    I liked you on Facebook. Thanks

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  175. Tabitha Keener says:

    I follow you on Craftsy. Thanks

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  176. Tabitha Keener says:

    I follow you on Google. Thanks

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  177. Tabitha Keener says:

    I follow you on Etsy. Thanks

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  178. Morgan says:

    A favourite sewing notion or tip… I really like the 1/4″ foot for precise piecing! It’s a lot easier to get a consistent seam allowance, although the little bar makes it a bit difficult to match points – perhaps someone has a tip on how to do that easily :P

    Thank you for the chance to win – it is a lovely pattern!

  179. Jeifner says:

    It is great and I love that fabric. I most love my spring-loaded ginghers :)

  180. purlbuttons says:

    One of my favorite sewing discoveries is that even though I can’t afford a long-armer to QUILT my quilts, I CAN afford to have one BASTE a quilt for me. I never get down on the ground, pin the carpet to a quilt back, need the doctor the next day. The small ones I do at the dining room table, the larger ones, go out to be professionally basted!

  181. purlbuttons says:

    I follow on Bloglovin’

  182. Cindy says:

    My seam ripper is my fav tool. Don’t always like to use it but it is a necessity at times for those perfect points.Thanks for the chance to win.

  183. Chris says:

    Read the pattern about 20 times before you start.

  184. Kathy h says:

    Sewing tip, change your needles more often, hand and machine sewing.

  185. Kathy h says:

    I follow you through email.

  186. stephanie says:

    I have just discovered glue basting binding. It is the greatest thing ever. No more clipps just glue press and sew. I really like it!

  187. Madeline says:

    A chemist friend at university once told me that sticky sewing needles can be lubricated by wiping against your hair. I have never tried this!

    dink_kelly at yahoo dot com

  188. Linda says:

    My tip is to double check EVERTHING!

  189. Trae Flesher says:

    My favorite notion? Clover fork pins…for perfect seams and points EVERYTIME! TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  190. Trae Flesher says:

    I follow on craftsy. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  191. Trae Flesher says:

    I follow on pinterest. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  192. Trae Flesher says:

    I follow on facebook. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  193. Trae Flesher says:

    I follow on twitter. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  194. Trae Flesher says:

    I follow on instagram. TraeFlesher@hotmail.com

  195. Heather says:

    I love my half and quarter ruler.

  196. alexis says:

    A magnet to catch pins with.

  197. alexis says:

    Following by email.

  198. Gidget says:

    Lately my best tip is when I am tired just put your work down and get some rest…. this has taken me a long time to figure out! but my projects turn out a lot better

  199. Gidget says:

    I follow on Bloglovin

  200. if something doesn’t work right, move onto another.

  201. catskillquilter says:

    I am still seriously in love with Heat n’ Bond Lite. It revolutionized machine applique!

  202. catskillquilter says:

    I follow you with blog lovin.’

  203. catskillquilter says:

    I follow you on Facebook!

  204. Bonnie Larson says:

    Wow. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing. Read twice, cut once…

  205. Rachael V says:

    I’m a hand quilter – and I find it handy to keep an elastic on hand for when I can’t get the needle back out of the quilt.

  206. buntyw says:

    Definitely read the instructions properly before you start!!

  207. buntyw says:

    email follower

  208. KT says:

    My favorite one is the old one to measure twice and cut once–I still always seem to manage to make a miscut in just about every project!

  209. Nancy D says:

    keep your seam ripper handy and don’t be afraid to use it!

  210. Debbie says:

    Pin and press. I have been working with a young friend who learning how to quilt and I was amazed that with previous items she had sewn, she never pinned seams or pressed them. Her first quilt attempt understandly turned out a terrible mess. I explained to her that she needed to pin longer seams and to press all of the seams. The improvement on her second attempt was amazing. Doing both takes a little extra time but can make a world of difference in how a project turns out.

  211. Debbie says:

    I follow via Bloglovin, Facebook, Twitter and Etsy.

  212. Teresa says:

    nice!

  213. Marianne says:

    Strive for that accurate 1/4 inch seam, then everything else falls into place.

  214. Audrey says:

    I love my seam ripper, and also glue basting!

  215. Kathie L says:

    I’d be lost without my magnetic pin holder. Who knows where all my pins would be? Very nice pattern.

  216. Heather says:

    Painters tape when paper piecing

  217. Jeanne says:

    Use good thread, Aurifil all the way.

  218. Jeanne says:

    Ok here goes
    I follow your blog via bloglovin

  219. Jeanne says:

    I receive your emails

  220. Patti says:

    I use Wonder clips for everything!

  221. Patti says:

    I follow by email!

  222. Jeanne says:

    I follow you via bloglovin

  223. Jeanne says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  224. Jeanne says:

    We are together on Google

  225. Victoria says:

    I love the long embroidery needles for all my handstitching.

  226. Victoria says:

    I am now following you through bloglovin, looking forward to getting to know your blog more.

  227. Francine says:

    I like basting spray, so much easier.

  228. Jeanne says:

    I follow you on Craftsy

  229. Jeanne says:

    I favorite your Etsy store

  230. Jeanne says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  231. Francine says:

    I follow on Instagram

  232. Teresa W says:

    My best tip…If all else fails, check YouTube. :)

  233. Teresa W says:

    I follow on bloglovin

  234. Sheila Stauffer says:

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I hate to admit it but my favorite thing is my seam ripper. We’re on a first name basis! Bahaha

  235. Rina says:

    Best quilting tip – always make a test block of a new pattern.

  236. Rina says:

    I like you on FB

  237. Rina says:

    Following on Instagram

  238. Rina says:

    Following on Craftsy

  239. Rina says:

    Following on Etsy

  240. Rina says:

    Already follow on Bloglovin. It looks like I’m either a stalker or don’t want to miss anything.

  241. Sarah says:

    I follow via bloglovin.

  242. Sarah says:

    My favorite notion is my little stork scissors!

  243. Connie Cain says:

    Love this pattern!!
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  244. Connie Cain says:

    I follow via e-mail. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  245. Connie Cain says:

    I also follow via bloglovin. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  246. jeniferknits says:

    Thanks for the giveaway ! :) Following on bloglovin …

  247. Karrie Smith says:

    I love Wonder Clips! They are amazing.

  248. Karrie Smith says:

    I follow BLoglovin karrie smith

  249. Karrie Smith says:

    I get your blog emailed to me: ksmith8#emich.edu

  250. Karrie Smith says:

    i liked you on FB karrie smith

  251. Karrie Smith says:

    i follow on G+ karrie smith

  252. Karrie Smith says:

    i follow on IG @karries3

  253. Karrie Smith says:

    on Craftsy as “karr”

  254. Cindy Weaver says:

    It doesn’t have to be perfect, just do it!

  255. Cindy Weaver says:

    follow on bloglovin

  256. Cindy Weaver says:

    liked on facebook

  257. Cindy Weaver says:

    added to circle on google

  258. Cindy Weaver says:

    follow on craftsy

  259. Catriona says:

    I couldn’t live without my stitch ripper!

  260. Southern Gal says:

    When sewing clothing, I cut the fabric and then serge all the edges that need to be hemmed or turned and stitched. It’s much easier to turn under a 1/4 inch serged edge. Thanks for the chance.

  261. breannaS says:

    I love my seam ripper it comes in handy too often

  262. Kathe says:

    MIne is press press press

  263. Rebeckah says:

    I follow Via Bloglovin!

  264. Rebeckah says:

    Pin Cushion :)

  265. Sue says:

    don’t be afraid to iron, iron, iron. I used to despise using it, but have found it TRULY makes a difference in my sewing and quilting projects!

  266. Jill R says:

    I really love clover wonder clips. Makes it easier to hold multiple layers together

  267. JoanG says:

    Could not live without my rotary cutter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

  268. Ramona M. says:

    My tip is if something is frustrating you. Take a break. Come back and it will seem easier when seen with fresh eyes!

  269. Ramona M. says:

    I follow by email.

  270. Jan says:

    I live way out in the sticks – my best sewing tip is You-Tube!!!!

  271. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter, however I am being stalked by my seam ripper. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  272. paula b says:

    i loove a new blade on the rotary cutter!!!

  273. crystalbluern follows you on Etsy. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  275. I follow you on Bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  277. Nancy Myers says:

    I follow by email.

  278. Shelle P says:

    The design wall was the best addition to help me plan out quilt layouts, can’t live without the purple thang or my ripper!

  279. Nancy Myers says:

    I will share this tip: when leaving an opening for turning right sides out, I sew from the edge in to where the seam allowance starts. Then sew the seam allowance all around. I stop where I need to opening, pivot and sew out to the fabric edge. I leave long thread tails at both the start and finish spots. These will be my sewing threads after I have turned the project right sides out.

  280. I follow you on Google+ crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  281. Linda V says:

    My favorite tip is press, press, press! Thanks for the giveaway

  282. Linda V says:

    I am a new follower via bloglovin. Thanks again.

  283. Dawn P says:

    I love my Frixion pens! Thanks!!

  284. Kelly G says:

    I am a new follower via Bloglovin

  285. Kelly G says:

    I am a new follower on FB.

  286. Kelly G says:

    And I just became a follower via Craftsy – OMG how awesome does the big version of your quilt look. Talk about droolable.

  287. Kelly G says:

    I have learnt (the hard way) to always have a packet of baby wipes and band aids on your cutting table. Yesterday Mr 5 wanted to help cut some fabric using the rotary blade cutter without my knowledge and ended up slicing my fingers. YOUCH

  288. jayne Willis says:

    I love using my Hera marker! Its made machine quilting a breeze!

  289. Carmen N says:

    My tip is to press fabrics before you cut. It’s a simple beginner tip, but I’m new to all this and it was a hard lesson to learn :)

  290. Beth says:

    Keep a pair of tweezers in the sewing room to pick out the threads that get wrapped up in the bobbin compartment!

  291. Joanna says:

    My favorite tool is the rotary cutter though I probably use my seam ripper the most.

  292. Joanna says:

    Follow you on craftsy

  293. Joanna says:

    Following via bloglovin

  294. Joanna says:

    Favorite on Etsy

  295. Dana Cargill says:

    I follow you on FB

  296. Dana Cargill says:

    I follow you on Instagram

  297. Dana Cargill says:

    I follow you on Pinterest

  298. Dana Cargill says:

    I follow you on bloglovin

  299. Dana Cargill says:

    My best tools are videos on the internet & not always are the best on YouTube sometimes the best are on other sites.

  300. Kelly Wilson says:

    Starch before cutting and glue before sewing. Both really improved my accuracy.

  301. Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow via Bloglovin’. Thanks!

  302. Kelly Wilson says:

    I subscribe via email. Thanks!

  303. Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. Thanks!

  304. Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow you on Facebook too!

  305. Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow your Twitter feed as notwendy

  306. Kelly Wilson says:

    I follow as notwendyok on Instagram. Thanks for the opportunity!

  307. Don’t sew when you’re tired or at night in an underlit room. I like to sew during the day and crochet at night.

  308. Michelle miller says:

    My tip would be measure twice, cut once. And I just have to have a cutting mat.

  309. Vicki in MN says:

    I have 2 favorite things in my sewing room-my design wall and my big board ironing board that DH made me.

  310. Vicki in MN says:

    I follow you on bloglovin

  311. Susan says:

    I am not sure I should call it my favorite, but the notion I use most often is my seam ripper. The most useful tip in sewing anything is pressing each step of the way.

  312. Susan says:

    I signed up to follow you via email.

  313. Krystal Rowe says:

    as a newbie, my tip is to search YouTube before you start anything. There is so much out there for beginning quilters…

  314. Lorinda Davis says:

    My favorite notion is my paper piecing hexies. Perfect for a long car trip!

  315. nita says:

    Make a muslin of the bodice before you cut into your expensive fabric ( learned by experience, lol!)

  316. Kat says:

    I recently made myself a stiletto out of a turkey lacer, and I have found more uses for it than I would have believed.

  317. Pam Perkins says:

    My favorite sewing notion is my rotary cutter. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  318. Pam Perkins says:

    I follow you on bloglovin!

  319. Pam Perkins says:

    I just signed up to follow you by email.

  320. jayardi says:

    • • • I have a long pointy tweezers that are always nearby. So helpful for pulling thread to the top. Thank You!

  321. Pam Perkins says:

    I follow you on instagram.

  322. Cheryl B says:

    The tip I find most helpful in my quilting and sewing is to always measure twice, cut once.

  323. Beth says:

    My tip is no sewing when you are tired! Chance for too many mistakes!

  324. Cheryl says:

    My fav sewing notion is the Frixion pen! I use it ALL.THE. TIME!

  325. Colette says:

    Always check your 1/4 inch even if you have the mark on your throat plate. I measure mine, and mark it with painters tape.

  326. Colette says:

    I am a new follower via bloglovin

  327. I love using little binder clips for binding. They are so much cheaper than any quilting clips I’ve seen.

  328. Nancy says:

    Dare I say the seam ripper is my favorite for without it, I’d never get anywhere with the amount of mistakes I make! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  329. Ghislaine says:

    My favorite sewing notion is my orange fiskar scissors they are great for snipping small threads.

  330. Jackie W says:

    my seam ripper

  331. erimaks says:

    I am loving glue basting. I got the fine tip for the glue at Purple Daisies. I need to do it more often, so I get better at it, but my machine binding (the parts that I glued properly) was fabulous.

  332. Beth T. says:

    Elmer’s washable glue is as effective as more-expensive basting glue.

  333. Michelle Smith says:

    My favorite sewing tip is to use washable glue sticks on very stretchy fabrics.

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  334. Michelle Smith says:

    I follow via email subscription

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  335. Michelle Smith says:

    I follow via bloglovin

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  336. Michelle Smith says:

    I am a facebook fan

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  337. Michelle Smith says:

    I follow on instagram

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  338. Michelle Smith says:

    I follow via google+

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  339. Michelle Smith says:

    I am a craftsy follower

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  340. Michelle Smith says:

    I favorited on etsy

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  341. Elmer’s Glue is my favorite sewing notion right now! It has really helped with my corner piecing.

  342. Kim says:

    Best tip, measure fifteen times, cut once!! Lol

  343. Nancysue says:

    I love my safety glasses when I sew. I wear really light weight Mike Holmes safety glasses at home depot. Have had a close call with a needle in college working in the costume shop.

  344. Nancysue says:

    I follow via bloglovin

  345. Nancysue says:

    I follow you on Facebook

  346. Nancysue says:

    I follow via email

  347. MaryLou says:

    This is a very old tip – when hand sewing and your needle starts to feel a bit dull – just rub on your scalp a tiny bit and you will be surprised at what a difference it will make.
    Thanks for such a nice give away…
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  348. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Following you on FB.

  349. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Following on Twitter.

  350. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    My best tip is measure twice, cut once.

  351. Penny says:

    Believe it or not, my favorite notion is my ripper. Let’s face it, we all have to take stitches out at some point or another, and without a ripper it’s near impossible! Thanks for the giveaway!

  352. Penny says:

    I follow you on Facebook.

  353. Penny says:

    I follow you on craftsy.

  354. Penny says:

    I follow you on etsy.

  355. KeriCan says:

    Just learned how to turn perfect corners by sewing a loop of thread into the corner, using it to pull the corner out, then pulling the thread loop out!

  356. KeriCan says:

    Follower on FB as KeriCanSew!

  357. Megan says:

    My favorite bit of sewing advice is “it’s only fabric” – this has made me less hesitant to try new things that are outside my comfort zone. Thanks!

  358. Deb says:

    My rotary cutter is my very favorite.

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