Saturday, July 21, 2012

My first giveaway: Scrappy Charm Pack


I'm celebrating! I've been blogging for two months, and it has been So. Much. Fun. Seriously, I feel like I slipped right into this quilting community so naturally - thanks to you guys! Quilting bloggers are so welcoming. :)  I sort of feel like I "know" some of you - I love being able to joke around in the emails and on twitter. It's fun having a common passion with such a great group of people! You guys are so great. Warm fuzzies for everyone!

If you are new to my blog - hello and welcome! To get ya started, check out the top links, About Me, Finished Projects, or maybe my latest Work In Progress Wednesday, where we share our current projects.

On to the prize. I cut a charm pack out of some of my favorite fabrics in my stash. There is some designer stuff in there - Moda, Michael Miller, the Ric Rac Rabbits, the Crabtastic Newsprint, as well as some Kona solids. There is also some JoAnn's/Hobby Lobby type fabrics, but I promise they are all soft and wonderful, otherwise I wouldn't put them in this prize.

I think they would be a great start to a scrappy patchwork quilt - I actually cut some for myself while I was at it. :)








The Rules

Be a follower. :) Then leave me a comment (or two, for two chances to win).

Chances to win:
Chance 1. Leave a comment listing one thing you might find in a sewing basket or traveling sewing bag. It's okay if there are repeat answers, be as creative or non-creative as you like. :)
Chance 2. Tweet or facebook about this and let me know ya did! Something like.. "Giveaway @makemeaquilt - scrappy charm pack up for grabs! http://makemeaquilt.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-first-giveaway-scrappy-charm-pack.html" 

The giveaway will remain open until Saturday, July 28th, 8pm Eastern time (my birthday!). One winner will be chosen at random and announced shortly after the deadline. If you are not sure if you are a "no-reply" blogger or not, leave your email address in the comment so I can contact you!

Giveaway is open to anyone! Good luck! :)

55 comments:

  1. Congratulations on two months! Boring answer but toothpaste is the first thing that goes in my travel bag.

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  2. My sewing basket has yards of velcro..don't have a clue why...great giveaway...i love the Rabbits and need that newsprint!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  3. Congrats and what a collection!

    I say makeup remover wipes!

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  4. Yay for giveaways! The fabrics are adorable especially the little mushrooms. There are likely toys in my sewing box, my kids tend to use Mommy's stuff. lol Congrats on the two months!!!

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  5. How generous of you, thank you! There will always be a seam ripper in my kit *sigh*.

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  6. I'm already a follower! Love the fabrics, thanks for the chance to win :-) I would say you need some bias binding in your sewing box, so you can whip up some bunting using scraps for any celebration at a moments notice!

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  7. Spare needles are a must for me and a seam ripper. I'm pretty new at the quilting thing but I really enjoy it and I am starting to get the hang of it, I have made a total of five quilts now and each one is a little better than the last.

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  8. I didn't tweet because I'm not sure how to do that but I did facebook. By the way, Happy Birthday in a few days.

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  9. Sorry last comment I promise, my email is eatkin85@yahoo.com, just in case I win your giveaway :)

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  11. Ugh... I forgot to mention that I follow you by email.


    Happy almost birthday and congrats on two months of blogging! It is fun, isn't it! In a sewing basket you are bound to find a needle and some thread! Thanks for sharing the scrappy charm pack.

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  12. I'm a follower, congrats on two months of blogging and you are definitely hooked now!

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  13. The first thing in my sewing basket has to be a seam ripper.....sigh.....hardly a day goes by that I don't use one!

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  14. Congrats on 2 months!! In my sewing basket there are always some cute little scissors and a thimble!

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  15. I have various colors of thread in my little basket in case I get to a sit and sew and forgot to bring my intended color. Happy Birthday!

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  16. Painkillers. :P

    Like Advil, c'mon!

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  17. Hmm...seems like I always have lint and stray strings in my sewing case! But, in all seriousness, you'll find a scissors, needle and seam ripper along with the lint and the strings. :) Thanks for the great giveaway, I'm a follower even without it, and happy birthday early!

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  18. I think everyone should have a corkscrew - FMQ demands a wee glass of wine to steady the nerves!

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  19. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! I would sing the rest...but I can't sing! But like you, love my quilting hobby. The community is very loving and generous. I always have something to hand bind or hand stitch with me. I can always find a few minutes to work on it while I'm out and about. I one thing in my kit is a needle threader. I can't believe (I'm only 48) that my bifocals aren't enough to thread a needle. I like your group of fabric with words on it. I haven't made anything with words and would like to in the future. I love give aways...thanks! I meet a lot of great quilters this way.

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  20. definately my ipod. i like a little beastie boys or neko case while i sew:) thanks for the giveaway. the fabrics are beautiful!

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  21. Hey, already a following! I usually have a small knitting project along complete with extra needles! You never know when you might find some cool yarn!

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  22. And one more, maybe some hexi EPP papers!

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  23. As for in your bag I'm going to go with iPad/iPod to jam out to while sewing :)

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  24. And I have also retweeted your tweet. Lol. Love all of the fabrics you've chosen!

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  25. In my sewing kit, you can always find a tooth floss container, to cut threads on aeroplanes.

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  26. I think the most important thing in my sewing basket is my seam ripper! It's getting quite a workout as I'm learning.

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  27. Yay for two months, giveaways and birthdays! Unfortunately my sewing basket is always completely empty, because all the contents end up on my table while I am searching for something. Ideally, it would always have my seam ripper in it LOL! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I *adore* those weird little rabbits :D

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  28. ewing kit - needles lots of needles. The fabrics are too cute. Happy upcoming Birthday.

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  29. Scotch tape...you never know when you might need some! :-)

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  30. I tweeted about your giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/saratyme26/status/227413365356642304

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  31. I am a followe - Happy Almost Birthday:)

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  32. Something in my sewing basket is a mish mash of small notions - like charms, buttons, lost earings. I dont really embellish my quilts, but you never know I may need them someday.

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  33. Great giveaway! Um, needles!

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  34. I tweeted it (would have tweeted about it anyway!)

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  35. I'm a follower! as for sewing baskets... thread? one of many essential items :D

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  36. I just Tweeted @ https://twitter.com/MonaMP/status/227450304143183872

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  37. I am now following your blog. The scrap pack looks awesome. I can definitely use it in the Srap Vomit Quilt swap Katy at Imagingermonkey organized. :-))

    Love your bio. "....lots of books." my kind of girl.

    Something in a sewing kit... Bandaids ..for when I stick myself and don't want to bleed on the pretty fabric! :-)

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  38. The cat. She gets in the sewing basket, the knitting basket, lays on the pattern I'm trying to use....she's everywhere.

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  39. In my sewing kit you will always find thread of the wrong color. LOL!

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  40. I'm a new follower. :) There are always scissors in the sewing kit!

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  41. I have a tin of Red thimble dots in my sewing kit...do you?!?

    ruby@rubyhawaii.com

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  42. I'm a new follower of your blog and I wish you lots of luck and a Happy BDay!

    ruby@rubyhawaii.com

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  43. I just came over to say Hi and I've found you having a giveaway! Hope you have a great birthday (it's my Dad's birthday on 28th too) :)

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  44. The baby nail clippers are in my hand sewing kit. Because 1) they need to be kept away from the toddler and 2) I do both while sitting on the couch in the evening.

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  45. A seam ripper (absolutely an essential)
    I follow as Renee G on GFC
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  46. I always have my thread snips in my sewing bag - thanks for the chance to win your cute charm pack!

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  47. Happy Birthday, and thanks for the chance! Your Mario looks great :)! I have to go with the dreaded seam ripper as well as pins, when I forget to put those in my traveling bag I always regret it!

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  48. Im a follower. In my traveling sewing bag you'll always find my project box containing my current projects fabric, progress quilt top, and coordinating fabric.

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  49. In my traveling sewing bag you will always find a one of every color thread. New follower thanks for the chance to win such an adorable charm pack. It would make for a great I spy lap quilt.

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  50. I tweeted about this giveaway. Thanks agian!!

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  51. Hmm...my traveling sewing bag is pretty sparse, but you'll find my small square. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I am a follower! I can't live without my embroidery needles - although I'm loving that comment about using tooth floss container on planes, very clever!
    congratulations on your 2 months :)

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  53. I follow you via email, love these fabrics. i too, have one house,two cats, and several books babscorbitt@gmail.com

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