Winner announced and... another giveaway: celebrating 700+ readers - handmade, Aurifil, scraps, oh my!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I have been very blessed this year to grow my readership substantially - and I appreciate that all of you, who read along with me, take the time to read my ramblings.

Whether you follow via Bloglovin, Feedly, Email, GFC - thank you.

So, to celebrate over 700 readers now on Bloglovin', over 100 on Feedly, I'd like to have a giveaway.

I guess this won't be a conventional giveaway of sorts. More of a...customized...giveaway.

For two of you!

Here's what you're entering to win:

- A handmade notebook cover, much like this one (won't be exactly like this, but I'll customize it just for you):

....but yours will be customized just for you. I'll email you and ask what colors you like, whether you'd like a lined book or graphed (I love a gridded book for sketching out quilts and block patterns!)

- To facilitate your creativeness, some skookum pencil crayons

- A pretty case for said pencil crayons

- a stack of my 'scraps', in the color (or range of colors!) of your choice

- a spool of Aurifil thread

....and maybe a few more little treats ;)


.... to enter, leave me a comment - any comment will do!

Randomly chosen winners will be selected on October 7. Open to lovely internationals (i.e. those outside the US).

Lots of love to you all :)




...and the winner of the Rush Hour giveaway is:
Commenter #64, "Farm Quilter" - I've emailed you, check your email and send me your mailing details, your prize awaits!

Thank you to all who stopped by on the hop!
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Classic meets Modern - October: The Flying Geese Block

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's October 1! Fall is officially here, and there's another block for the Classic meets Modern Quilt Along here at Sew at Home Mummy!

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If you're just joining us for the first time, welcome! Feel free to play along. Each month I post instructions to a very classic/traditional block, with a bit of a modern spin - be it in composition, style, or fabric choices. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to join in on the fun and put your spin on the block (and feel free to just use my instructions, or to take the proverbial ball and run with it! But please - no running with scissors.)

Previous month's instructions are posted in the right sidebar of my blog.

Please be respectful of my original patterns and work - and make sure that if you use my tutorials, you credit it back to me.

Okay! Let's get going, shall we?

Again, I've created two patterns for you for this month's block - feel free to use them, or use them as a guideline and go crazy with your blocks!




Click HERE for the block instructions for October's block, The Flying Geese!

Feel free to link your Geese up below, and, don't forget to add them to the Flickr group if you'd like!


   

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Update: C+S Swap, "Basics" round

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hi all!

Quick update on the Basics round of the Cotton + Steel swap here at Sew at Home Mummy.

I am waiting on one package to arrive in each of the Fat Eighth groups before I can swap out and return to you.

Charm square group, I received the last package yesterday (Saturday) and am hoping to have all of your charms swapped out by Tuesday and so you can expect PayPal invoices (if that's the way you've opted to have your package returned) to be sent out in the coming days!

Cheers!

Packages received:

Fat Eighth Group 1:
AC 02176
AR (Int'l)
AS 29483
DB 32163
IJ (Int'l)
JA 84601
JH 84604
JK 96789
MC (int'l)
ME 22172
MM 27615
RP 71291 - 2 spots
SP 60446

Fat Eighth Group 2:
AS 29483
AS 60304
DB 32163
IJ (Int'l)
JA 84601
JH 84604
JK 96789
LM (int'l)
MC (int'l)
ME 22127
MM 27615
RP 71291 - 2 spots
SP 60446


Charm Square Group:
ALL RECEIVED
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Spots still left in the "Hatbox" Swap!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Hi all!

There are a few remaining spots in the "Hatbox" swap here (charms or fat eighths or both, you decide!) - if you'd like to swap, use the appropriate form in this post {here} to sign up. If you know of someone who may like to swap with us, feel free to pass on the info!

The full rules of the swap are {here} and {here}. Please read them before signing up - thanks!
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FYI: Awesome prices on Kona, Aurifil, Quick Curve Ruler and Sew Steady Tables (Custom)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Quick FYI:

Fat Quarter Shop has all Kona on 20% off right now with the coupon code RK2014:


Massdrop currently has Aurifil 40wt 12 packs ($81.99), Quick Curve Rulers (with 2 patterns - $24.99) and Sew Steady Tables (custom cut to your machine's specifications - $119.99) on right now for some pretty good prices!

Does anyone out there have a Sew Steady table? Is it really as good as they say? I have an extension on my Singer 9960, and it seems big enough, and ultimately I'd love to have the machine in a table one day, but any critiques out there? Wanna share with those reading this?
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