Friday, July 3, 2009

Day Seven Giveaways

If you stand on your head while looking at this picture it will be right side up. If you can't stand on your head.....just bend over and look between your legs at the screen....are you there yet? See....it is right side up now :)

This beautiful Christmas fabric is by Freedom Fabric given to me by Brewer Sewing. Brewer gave these away in their Schoolhouse seminars in Pittsburgh. They are absolutely beautiful....you will get a Layer Cake and a Charm Pack. These will make a great quilt or a table runner.....or what ever you want it to be.....tree skirt....mini skirt.....several mini skirts....holiday boxers...Ok...I'm done :)

You might be thinking....How do I win this great prize? Well....to win you need to leave a comment sharing a sewing tip or tutorial. You can leave a link to a great tutorial if you like (not mine...that's too easy).

Remember that all the prizes will be drawn for randomly. So you may leave a comment today and win a prize from day three. If you are not sure...go back and read the post for day one giveaways. Be sure to leae your e-mail addy for each comment...I won't be able to contact you :(

Smiles,
Kelly

25 comments:

  1. If your needle gets dull while hand sewing, just slide it through your hair like you would your comb (don't scratch your head) and it will sharpen it. That is my tip for the day. Thanks for this awesome giveaway.

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  2. I found this pincushion tutorial yesterday...wouldn't it be adorable holding the pins that you posted about yesterday?

    http://boutiquenutmegdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/pretty-little-purse-pinchushion-tutorial.html

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  3. The greatest tips I have found are at quiltville.com - Bonnies scrap sorting system has made a huge difference to my mess and has been great for doing her scrap quilts. I would like to add Old Red Barn Co for her great sew along I used more scraps up.

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  4. Wow this is gret fabric.
    Now my sewing tip...a tried but true one. Always spend the time to iron, first, press seams, etc. I hate to iron, and the first few things I made I skipped that step. I quickly learned how important it was. Now my iron stays out almost all the time, at the ready.

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  5. Hi, Beautiful fabric, thanks for giving us a chance to win it. My favorite tip (so far, I haven't been quilting but just a little over a year) is to use fabric glue pen (I use the Fons and Porter type it works wonderfully), and instead of using pins to perfectly align those pesky points and intersections. Just put a tiny dab of glue right at the 1/4" seam allowance line. It hold them in place wonderfully and it is water soluable so just light dabbing with a damp rag lifts away any exess glue. As I say, I'm fairly new at this but I do get lots of comments on the "Great" points in my projets. I give the fabric glue every bit of credit for the. Thanks again and GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!! teenietaters@msn.com

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  6. Love that fabric.
    Sewing tip...Serger giving you trouble? Not sure which needle is doing what? Use a different color thread for each spool and you will be able to follow what each needle does> Great for beginners just learning about their machines.

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  7. Quilting tip? Green flair markers for marking quilting designs. Cheap, very visible, and the marks wash out completely
    MBreault@truman.edu

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  8. Here is a great Spiderweb tutorial. I have not tried it yet...but I will soon. I want to use Selvedges.

    http://quilt-it.blogspot.com/2009/01/tutorial-spiderweb.html

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  9. These are beautiful! I am sharing my tutorial on Stringpiecing.
    http://quiltinjeanie.blogspot.com/2009/04/stringpiecing-tutorial.html

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  10. Such a fun give-away. Thank you for hosting it. I'm sure whom ever wins will enjoy the prizes. I know I would, especially this cute fabric.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com
    SewCalGal (@) live.com

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  11. My favorite sewing tip when making bags is to use the folding pen to make the folds in handles and it saves lots of burnt fingers. I love the folding pen for making binding too.

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  12. What a lovely give-away! My tip is if you're shopping for coordinating fabrics to go with your main feature fabric, check to see if the selvedge of your feature fabric has those colored dots on it. If it does, just clip off the edge with the dots to take with you to the quilt shop. Those are all the colors used in printing your feature fabric.

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  13. Here is a hint that might not be as widely known. Using Glad Press n Seal for quilting.
    http://quiltingonabudget.blogspot.com/2009/04/using-glad-press-n-seal-in-your.html#comment-form

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  14. Mmmm--pretty fabrics! I have a few new table runner patterns that would look nice with these fabrics! I have a cute Needle case tutorial on my Blog:

    http://timberhillthreads.blogspot.com/2009/05/maureens-needle-case.html

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  15. A quilting tip: Hmmmm, I try to always have something pinned and ready to sew near my sewing machine. If I have a couple of minutes, it's great motivation to work on a project.

    Thanks for your fun give-away! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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  16. Great giveaway again, Kelly. Thanks for the chance. One of my favorite tutorials (my list has at least a hundred) is this one for a disappearing 9-patch block... http://blocksnswaps.blogspot.com/2008/02/disappearing-9-patch.html

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  17. My sewing tip is that remember that we quilt/sew for fun. Don't get so caught up in the "rules" that you don't enjoy it. There are no quilt police!

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  18. My sewing tip. If you have a chewing puppy don't turn your back on them to answer the phone. It only takes seconds for them to chew through the foot pedal cord. Cost to replace pedal? 32 dollars!

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  19. I am not sure if this qualifies for a sewing tip, but here goes. When sewing rick rack between two pieces of materials draw a centre line thru the middle of the peaks. this will be your sewing line. Lay the rick over the top right side up and sew along. Then lay the second piece of material over the top with edges together and sew them together turn inside out and you should have the rick rack edges pocking out of the top. Sorry no photos it is all in my head.

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  20. My tip is to take a hammer and tap your thimble into an oval. It fits the finger much better and stays on the finger. I don't do this with the custom made expensive thimbles!

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  21. I make a lot of scrap quilts for dontation and I went to my guild and asked for everyone's left over binding. I stitched them all together to use on the scrap quilts. They look great and saves from wasting that fabric.

    Rosemary
    cntryways@att.net

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  22. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0
    This is a tutorial for a great lined, zippered cosmetic case, great for gifts! Who can't use another zippered pouch?
    Marie
    sagers@comcast.net

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  23. This is for a cute tea wallet or loyalty card wallet. (Put your quilt shop punch cards in it!!) http://blog.christyscreations.com/?p=482
    It is quick and easy.
    Carmen

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  24. This is a really fun giveaway but you are sure making us work hard!! I am a beginner but the thing that lately has worked best for me is the tutorial on the quilt along at the Old Red Barn Co!.. it's fabulous!!!

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  25. Rats! Didn't post this on the right day...the 3rd was our 30th wedding anniversary. Here goes a free tute anyway for a fabric bucket...I intend to make some of these for the sewing room.

    http://thestitchinchicken.com/2009/06/13/tutorial-fabric-bucketbasket/

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at IHaveANotion@yahoo.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding.
Smiles,
Kelly

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