Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!

Hip Hip Hooray!!! It's Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!!!

I came up with my Give Away gift idea when I received so many wonderful comments about my Very Merry Merry Go Round Quilt during the last Bloggers Quilt Festival. It's those wonderful Queen of The May blocks that make it so much fun! Imagine them on cushions, table runners or a feature on a skirt.

So to help you on your way to making some Queen of the May Blocks I'm giving away a set templates. These are made by Material Obsession and result in a 12 inch circle. I'll include some instructions and tips.
Your templates will always be safe and cosy in this little pouch I made for them.
And so you can see what you are making you'll receive a cute little doll quilt featuring a Queen of the May block.

So what do you have to do to win this fun give away?

1) Leave a comment and answer this easy question...

What is your favourite sewing/crafting accessory or equipment? Could it be an unpicker, a Go! Baby cutter, an heirloom thimble, a lucky crochet hook?

2) My super fabulous followers get to leave another comment!!

I'll ship world wide!!

Normally I enjoy replying to comments by email but past experience has taught me that Giveaway Day can get pretty busy!!! So I'll thank you all now for taking the time to visit my part of the blogosphere, I wish you all luck and hope everyone wins something!!



This Giveaway is now closed. The biggest Thank You to everyone who entered and left such wonderful comments!!! The next Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is in May, I already have some fun ideas brewing...

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Lee said...

I love my Go Baby Cutter for sure the best! thanks!

Lee said...

I am a follower too! thank you!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

My fave sewing room item is chocolate. It makes the sewer run fabulously!

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

I am a follower

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Martina said...

I love my fabric scissors!Love to cut fabric even sometimes it takes a log time till I do it! Thanks so much!

Martina said...

I am a happy follower! This block is really beautiful!Thanks for the chance.

DianeY said...

I love all my rulers! I have quite a few & each seems useful for something!

DianeY said...

I'm a follower! Love your prize!

Donna~~ said...

I'm happy to be a follower! :)

kaschmir said...

My favourite notions would be my quilting rulers and acrylic templates. I love how precisely they have been manufactured, their heavy feel... I just love stuff that works well and is easy to handle: tools, notions, knives, anything. :)
Thanks for the chance to win this.

kaschmir said...

My favourite notions would be my quilting rulers and acrylic templates. I love how precisely they have been manufactured, their heavy feel... I just love stuff that works well and is easy to handle: tools, notions, knives, anything. :)
Thanks for the chance to win this.

Donna~~ said...

My favorite tool has to be my rotary cutter--and rulers--definitely the most used. But they are definitely aided by having a large table for a cutting area! (Your giveaway prize is fantastic! Your quilt is so lovely--love those circles!)

Alisa said...

Well, I love my little handle that holds my ruler while I'm using my rotary cutter. Let's just say I had a little mishap awhile back...ouch! Thank you for the give away chance.

Alisa said...

I sure am a follower!

Issabella The Cat said...

What a fab giveaway! Thank you for sharing :) My bestest sewing help ever in the whole wide world is my seam ripper! Honestly I've used it soooo much making Christmas gifts!

Issabella The Cat said...

I follow you too!

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh Rachael! I LOVE all this!! Your mini quilt is adorable!! And I must have a set of those templates!!!! My favourite sewing accessory would be my pin cushion I received as a gift from lovely Mary! I look at it and use it every day! It keeps all my needles and pins safe and off the floor. Therefore they stay OUT of my husband's feet!

Patchwork and Play said...

And I am a follower!

Cathy H said...

I have a pair of small scissors that my mum brought me nearly 17 years ago...they are still sharps as they only cut threads.....

Cathy H said...

I love your blog....I am a newish follower

Gali said...

i love my rulers.
:)

Deanne said...

My favorite sewing accessory is my mp3 player and a good audio book. Listening while I sew, I stay on task longer because I don't want to stop the story.

Deanne said...

I am a follower of your blog (and thankful for two chances to win your wonderful giveaway).

Marg said...

Oh Rachael what a wonderful give away. I love your quilt and have been thinking about getting the template set. How fantastic to win it and your hand made goodies.
My favourite thing is my unpicker, I use it a lot. It's very very useful, works well and it's a good multi tasker as it's also good to use to hold the fabric in place as it goes under the sewing foot on the machine.

Marg said...

I am a follower too, so thanks for the extra chance.

Mary said...

Oh Golly Goodness!!! Rachael, what a fantastic giveaway!!! My favorite tool is the cute little person unpicker from Susan. Not only is it just plain adorable, but it is a really good seam ripper to boot!!! This is one great giveaway Rachael!

Mary said...

Not only am I a follower, but I would follow you anywhere, Rachael...although I am sure that I would be in a looooong line :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

My favourite would be my pin tray!
The pouch you made is really cute, I love that bird print fabric!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I am a follower :)

Tiffany said...

Wow-ee what a great giveaway! love this block and the one you made is soooo cute!

I would say right now my favorite sewing tool is my go! baby I won because i just got it in the mail last week. But generally it is my rotary cutter... love those things!

Tiffany said...

I follow your lovely blog!

Lisa said...

quite honestly my 1/4" foot or maybe my super slider. it's a toss up. really cute giveaway!

LynCC said...

Oh, boy!! super fantastic giveaway! Let's see - my favorite tool - if I could only have one tool - would have to be my rotary cutter. The thought of cutting everything out by hand like my first quilting days just makes me shudder and want to cry. ;D

LynCC said...

and I've been a follower for quite a while :)

KD-Quilts said...

My favorite tool would have to be my my mini ironing mat thing. That way I can sew and press without having to ever get up!

Shay said...

Wow Rach! This is one super dooper giveaway.

My favourite sewing accessory is flower head pins. I think they're so cute, plus they're long and thin so if I run over them with my sewing machine it doesn't often end in disaster. (Yes I sew over my pins ..Im slack !)

Shay said...

And I follow you too...I love swinging by and seeing what you get up to.

Suzee said...

OHH you know I would be here!!! This is a grand giveaway!!! Look at all that stuff!!! eeeeeee!
My favorite sewing accessory is.. the sewing machine!! lol hmmm actually it has to be a rotary cutter. What would we do without those!? Oh can't leave out the seam "reaper" hehe Thank you !! LOve your blog Rachael!

Suzee said...

And you know I follow !!!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wow Rachael what an incredible give away! I love the little pouch for the templates, I totally could use your tips and I adore the little quilt, it is so you!!!
I think my favorite tool is a pair of curved snips that are very sharp and perfect for when I am appliqueing or just snipping a thread.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I am a happy follower of yours! The fabric you picked is so perfect. I would love to win this!

Katy said...

oh my goodness - that block is unbelievably amazing!
My favourite tool is a tiny pair of scissors that I loved so much I bought 3 pairs (just in case)

Katy said...

I'm a new follower!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

very nice fabric choices! I find my fabric scissors absolutely necessary

Penny from S.C. said...

I really like Inklingo. Thanks for the chance to win!

NinjaEema said...

I love my walking foot. It's not really a tool per se, but I couldn't live without it.

Oso said...

Unfornutely, I use the seam reaper so often that I've become emotionally attached to it. Really.

Thanks for the chance to win.

lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

Lynne said...

Oh, my goodness, that block is amazing!

My favorite sewing tool is actually my laptop. Without some good music, and a helpful tutorial or two at hand, I'm afraid I wouldn't be nearly as productive as I am (which isn't saying much). :)

Thanks for the opportunity to participate, and hope you enjoy your giveaway week!

Desi @ Wee Share said...

that quilt is amazing!! thanks for the giveaway :)

I love my rotary cutter!

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

blog follower

Desiree
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Jayme said...

gotta be my rotary cutter. i cant imagine cutting with scissors!!!

Quiltjane said...

I would have to say my favourite notion is my trusty unpicker. Thank you for the giveaway. I love that quilt block.

Heidi Staples said...

I'm crazy about my rotary cutter. Thanks!

Tacha said...

Oh.my.goodness just fabulous! As usual!!! Thank you so much for an amazing giveaway.

My favourite notion is definitely the seam ripper! And I always seem to lose that when I need it.

Taryn said...

I love my rotary cutter. It makes everything so much easier!

Taryn said...

I am a new follower.

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

What a fantastic prize Rachael!!! Really tricky to decide on a favourite but I think I'll go with good quality No 9 applique needles for needle turn applique and of course a needle threader!!

tara said...

I love my accurate 1/4 inch sewing foot. Fantastic quilt!!

tara said...

I became a follower cause I have to come back and see more of your blog

Jennifer said...

my favorite gadget is the cutting tool that came on the side of my machine, makes it so easy to cut apart when i'm chain stitching

Terry said...

Favorite piece of equipment is even feed foot. Yeah!!!!

Barb said...

How fun - count me in!
My favorite gadget is my sterling silver thimble - couldn't do without it!
xx

Barb said...

I thought I was already a follower, but I wasn't, now I am of course.
I don't want to miss one fun minute here.

Terry said...

Follower Go Beatles and Bicycles.

Bek said...

Oooo my favourite would have to be my sewline glue pen for basting hexies! Soooo handy and it makes it all so super fast!

Bek said...

Oh and i'm a follwer of course ;)

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, what a fab giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

My favourite notion is my Sewline pencils

Katy Cameron said...

I now follow you too :o)

Tabatha said...

OMG, BEST giveaway EVER!! I just don't have time to enter every SMS on the list so I'm very picky, I only enter those which are in my Google reader and you are there. :D

My all time favourite sewing accessory has to be my ruler and rotary cutter, where would I be without them?! I couldn't have one without the other so I guess I have 2 accessories.

Have fun and good luck everyone!

Jeni said...

I love my thread snippers! I use them more than any other notion! :)

Sally said...

Mostly, I love my sewing machine. It has so many great features and really is so easy to use, thread, change presser feet, etc. (Although, all that stuff should be easy for the amount of money I spent on the machine...plus I was previously using my grandma's old school Singer sewing machine)

I also just bought these little clippy things...I think they are clover brand, anyway, they are so nice for when you need to hold some fabric/project and it is too hard to pin .

Sally said...

I am already a follower :-)

Kylie said...

I'm in love with my armrest pincushion at the moment! It was made for me by a Flickr friend for a swap and it's my very favourite thing! So useful and gorgeous as well :)

Kylie said...

And I'm a follower too. I am from the Blue Mountains too (although not living there now). I'm often down in Mt Riverview visiting my Mum. I love that I can picture whereabouts you are when I read your lovely blog :)

Carol said...

My favorite is a little pair of clipper sizzors that my husband gave me long ago, I use them everytime I sew. Thanks for the giveaway! quiltexas@gmail.com

Carol said...

I am a follower too. thanks

Holly said...

My Ginghers!

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous give away. And look at all the fun you have had making these goodies!
My favourite tool? A really good pair of scissors that NO ONE else is ever allowed to use. I love being able to pick up my scissors and know that they are sharp and clean.
Have fun with all your comments.

Karen said...

Of course I am a very happy follower!

Kathie said...

my favorite sewing room tool is my design wall!
Of course I am a follower!!!!
and I can't believe your giving away a little quilt! that is just beautiful, love the colors and well the little people just make it so fun!!!!
wow. and what fun it would be to make a quilt with that block with the templates, thanks....my other templates will be jealous these have their own case!
Kathie

Kristy said...

What a fun and unique giveaway...and beautiful blog!

I LOVE my pattern weights! Can believe I used to pin everything!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristy said...

Your newest follower here! :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Totally adorable! My favourite piece of crafty equipment would have to be my computer who without I would be lacking so many inspirational ideas, opportunities and crafty friends. I can't imagine life without it! :-)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Pick me, Pick me :-)

Phoebe said...

i love my teeny tiny little crochet hook that helps me pick up dropped stitches.

and my husband who helps me pick out fabrics. . .

Andrea said...

love my rotary cutter!

Andrea said...

i am a follower!

Lindi said...

What a beautiful giveaway! Of all the ones I have enteredrecently, this would be my favourite. :)
I'm a follower....love your blog.

Lindi said...

I had to think hard about my favourite tool. Iwas going to select my Easywinder bobbin winder, but really, it would have to be my sewing machine! Where would i be without it?

Holly said...

I have a circle cutter that is pretty neat. Don't use it often, but when I do I am amazed.

♥Duff said...

My favorite tool is the rotary cutter. OH, it makes such quick work of cutting! (I learned to do it all by hand so it was like angels singing "Hallelujah!" when I was introduced to the rotatory cutter!)

♥Duff said...

♥I am a follower!!!♥

fyek said...

That little quilt! Oh my goodness! This is probably kind of weird, but my favorite little tool/gadget is the cleaning brush that came with my machine. I love cleaning out all the fuzz when I finish a big project!

One Shabby Chick said...

What an amazing giveaway package!! I'd have to say my favorite sewing notion is my rotary cutter- not very exciting but it sure is useful!!

Janet said...

What an awesome giveaway! The fabrics on your quilt are so cute. I am a loyal follower too. My favourite all time sewing tool has to be my ott lights, it means I can sew any time with the best light.

Katrina said...

my rotary cutter!

charlotte said...

Oh my!! What a prize:)
I love my magnetic pin catcher!
Clunsford at gmail dot com

Lindsay said...

My favorite thing is my rotary cutter.

sew and so much more said...

I could not live without my sewing machine. That's a tool right? LOL!

Sistermoon said...

Ah so cute!

My favorite has to be my Accuquilt Go. I'll be honest, I hate cutting so very very much...this makes it so much easier (and more accurate :) ).

Laura said...

I use my walking foot for everything! I only take it off to free motion.

Laura said...

I am a follower, too.

Courtney said...

This is the most amazing giveaway! Those blocks are amazing, and your mini quilt and template holder, wow!

Courtney said...

New follower, happy to have found you!

Colby said...

I love my thimble I use for hand quilting!

Colby said...

I'm a follower, enjoy your blog!

regan said...

Oh, Rachael....those are some fabulous prizes! LOVE that little doll quilt! Sweet!

Ok....my absolute favorite tool these days is my June Taylor Shape Cut ruler....you know, the one with all the slots at ever 1/2". LOVE this ruler.....I use it every time I cut anything now.....saves so much time!

regan said...

And, of course, I'm a faithful follower! Love you, and everything you do! :o)

Julee said...

I'm a follower. I think it's the invention of the rotary cutter...Thanks for the great giveaway.

Tamie said...

Oh my gosh. What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. My favorite accessory is probably my rotary cutter. When I first learned to quilt, my teacher thought we should do everything the old fashioned way- scissors, templates, drafting, everything.

Tamie said...

I'm happily following.

Lady K said...

My Janome sewing machine Betsy! I saved up for half a year to buy her!

Bonnie said...

Really cute quilt! I got a brother sewing machine for Christmas last year and it has made a huge difference for me--edgestitching and buttonholes in particular are so easy now!

pippablue said...

Awesome giveaway! Pin cushions are my best accessory, the bigger the better!

Michell said...

Fav accessory would have to be my rotary cutter

circle retreat quilter said...

Hi there Rachel, well I couldn't live with out my rotary cutter and would love santa to deliver a go baby. I couldnt get my s%@t together to place my giveaway even though I did stay up to make it. oh well kay sera.

circle retreat quilter said...

And yeah for being a follower. I love your giveaway too.

Janine said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I love flower head pins :)

Christine said...

I love my thimble...if it goes missing I have to search till I find it...lost without it!

Christine said...

I follow your fun blog!

Niina said...

I once received in a swap a pincushion filled with emery sand. I love, love it.

Heather said...

I am a follower.

Heather said...

I love my sandpaper board. Great for tracing around applique shapes or for drawing those diagonal lines when making HSTs. No slipping fabric.
Love, love, love, this giveaway but if I don't win I may just have to order those templates.

Dolores said...

I just bought pinking shears from Ikea (!!) and so I am in love with them since I don't have an overlocker!

Dolores said...

I'm also a new follower!

Sarah said...

I love my pincushion, it was one of the first things I made when I was reteaching myself how to sew.

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

Kim said...

Where would I be without my walking foot? :P

Awesome templates, and cute pouch! Thanks for the giveaway.

Njeri said...

My favorite is the seam ripper. I am a beginner sewer and boy does that little tool get used a lot.

gill said...

I love my seam ripper! actually I have several and all are equally loved and used!

gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Krystina said...

This is SO pretty, wow! I love my seam ripper too.

Jingle said...

I actually have a hand sewing needle that I really love. It threads easily, is the right size to hold easily, and is the one I reach for over and over again! jinglesells at gmail dot com

hueisei said...

I loves my sewing machine.
Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

hueisei said...

New follower!

frog cottage said...

I love my thimble!!!!

frog cottage said...

I am an avid follower :)

Mimi said...

I only have the 'simple' tools and could not go without my rotary cutter!

Mimi said...

I am already a follower! Yay!

GoldenApple said...

My favorite sewing acc? My ipod - listening to audio books.

GoldenApple said...

Following, 2nd comment: Wow, you are awesome. You're one of a few I chose to follow.

The Hungry Crafter said...

My favotire sewing accessory are my little embroidery scissors! So useful (and cute to boot) :)

drmithome said...

I like my appliqué scissors. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Sarah said...

I have a very special pincushion/bag that my mom made for me.

My birthday is this Saturday, and this would be a wonderful birthday present!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!

Heidi said...

What a generous giveaway !

So now to the question:
my favourite tool is my rotary cutter :-)
Heidi

Alyssa said...

I love to sew - but at the moment I am really pleased with the interchangeable knitting needle set I was given for Christmas last year.

Jessica said...

Sounds silly, but it is my thread cutting scissors :) So handy! Thanks for the chance!

Jessica said...

I'm already a follower! Thanks!

Deb said...

I didn't even know you could get templates like that. Now I know I want them so bad. Like the donkey on Shrek I feel like jumping up and down saying "Pick me, Pick me".

My can't do without tool would be my rotary cutter, that totally revolutionized my quilt making.

Deb said...

I follow! oh yes I do :)

Morgan said...

That quilt is so cute! I love my rotary cutters. Thanks!

Linda in NC said...

Hands down my favorite: my Gingher 4" scissors.

Jill aka ThatMoxieGirl Designs said...

I love my sewing box that my little brother picked put for me!

Clair said...

Good grief! This must be the best all time give away I've ever seen.
You know I'm your dearest friend and follow you avidly ( hoping a bit of a suck up won't go amiss.)
My most favorite sewing aid has to be my needle threader, without which I would never sew another stitch by hand as it would take me an hour and much swearing to get that pesky thread through the shrinking hole of the needle.

Clair said...

Following on from that...is it true that the manufacturers are making needles skinnier and the holes smaller these days? Or is it my eyes?

Valerie said...

My favorite, aside from my sewing machine, of course, is my rotary cutter. Can you imagine trying to quilt without it?! Thanks for the generous giveaway - love the binding on your quilt!

Lyn said...

That is a lovely block and a great idea for storing templates so they are safe...my most useful tool now would have to be my reading glasses which I got this year...I now wear them when choosing fabric at the shop 9to avoid potential disasters) after I discovered a "plain" fabric I'd bought actually had a little print on it when I put my glasses on at home! I enjoy reading your blog and the way you use colour...

Amber said...

You did a beautiful job on that square! My favorite tool has to be the rotary cutter. It makes life so much easier and I use it for everything.

Jopsy said...

my simple singer sewinig machine i got when i left home at 18

Ms Marple said...

My singer scissors are my fave sewing item, thanks for the giveaway!

adrianna said...

Can't live without my Gingher scissors and seam ripper:)
solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

adrianna said...

I am now following your blog:)
solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

JustPam said...

My favorite tool is my rotary cutter. I probably wouldn't be quilting if I had to cut each piece of fabric with scissors

JustPam said...

I am a follower

JustPam said...

I am a follower

Vicki said...

Ok so I am gonna confess, my favorite sewing/crafting accessory or equipment is my daughter, she is just so good at everything she tries...

Bethany said...

I love my clover iron. So easy to use and great for doing small seams like in quilts...love love love!

@pril said...

Nothing fancy, just my Titanium Rotary CUtter

Lynn said...

my homemade dining room table that houses all my sewing/crafting projects.

thanks

Lynn said...

yes i'm a follower too!

Kimberly said...

Wow. I'd have to say my embroidery scissors. Thank you.

Catherine said...

I don't have a whole lot of fancy accessories, but do love a good pair of pinking shears. :)

Thanks for the chance - - this is a lovely, generous giveaway!

M. said...

I love my rulers. I have a couple of them in different sizes and I use them all depending on what I have to cut !

Thanks for such a sweet giveaway !
Marika

Candice said...

LOVE my magnetic pin holder :)

Candice said...

i follow you :)

jojoebi said...

I love my rotary cutter, I don't know how i managed before I got it.

jojoebi said...

I follow

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

This is the best giveaway ever! I LOVE your quilt and would so love to make a block similar to yours- the little holder for the templates is super cute. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway- fingers crossed.

OK, my favorite sewing tool is my super sharp scissors from olfa- I know there are others that are great out there but these are great and snip quickly and easily.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I'm a happy follower!

Jessica said...

i love my sharp gingher scissors! thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Amy (badskirt) said...

I love my Clover finger press! Love these acrylic template sets and you've included so much great stuff with it.

Heather said...

I'm a new follower.

Heather said...

I can't live without my seam ripper.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I love the needle case I made for myself. Perfect for always having my favorites handy.

Jamie @Terrabyte Farm said...

I love following you blog, I found it a few SMS giveaway days ago!

Mystica said...

I like the ripper!

Cathy said...

Oh goodness! My daughter would love that doll quilt! My favorite item is the pretty thrifted wooden chair at my sewing table.

Cathy said...

And I am a happy follower!

Sis-O said...

I would love my fave thing to be Go Baby but I don't yet own one. I do however own several seam rippers. I have to use them a lot. This is an awesome give away. Thank You.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Abbington said...

I think my favourite sewing tool is my little thread snippers. Great giveaway! Love the idea of providing an example of the patter to try and live up to!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I'm a new follower! I just found your lovely blog via Pinterest!! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I have me great grandmothers sewing basket and I LOVE her scissors -- I love that I have them and that I get to use them now in my own sewing!!

Jodi said...

So glad to be visiting a local friend and your give away is just amazing. The little template keeper & the dolly quilt would both be sooo welcome at my house.
Oh and I am a loyal follower who loves your blog.

Jodi said...

My favourite tool is a little round rubber grip for pulling needles stuck in embroidery. It is so useful that I keep several around just in case I need to grab one.

Kritta22 said...

My favorite tool is my sewing table extension...I have no idea how I sewed before it!

Chiska said...

I love my lip edge ruler. It's my favorite. I LOVE your doll quilt. It's fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

Carmen said...

I love your block; your giveaway is awesome! My favourite tool...probably just my humble Clover thimble:) Thanks!

Becky - Owly Mama said...

I love my leather thimble. it's perfectly formed to my finger!!

owlybaby at yahoo dot com

Danny said...

As much as I hate to admit it, I would be lost without my seam ripper.

ikkinlala said...

I love my scissors.

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