Sunday, March 2, 2014

Giveaway: Frost Charm Pack


I hope you all had a great weekend! I can't believe it's already March! We have a lot of fun things coming up this month--so be sure to check back often for all the new projects that we will be sharing!

This week's giveaway:

A magical time in Winter where the trees and leaves are covered in a sparkly frost.
All pieces in this collection are enhanced with glitter!
Each pack contains (40) 5" X 5" squares, with some duplicates. 

To enter, answer the following question:

Who taught you how to sew?

Leave your answer in the comment section below.  Please leave your email address if you are an anonymous commenter or are a no-reply blogger. :) 



Giveaway will close: March 9, 2014.  This giveaway is open to international readers. Winner will be chosen at random.  


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

The winner of the Mini Hex N More Ruler is "Quilting Tangent."  She has been notified by email. 

Good luck and I'll talk to you soon,


PS: I am mostly self-taught, but my mom has definitely helped me along the way!

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135 comments:

JoNell said...

My Mother and my Aunt.

brownj6610 said...

Mom

OhioLori said...

Pretty much self-taught. Basics learned in Home Ec. classes. Have sewn seems "forver"! lol But am pretty new to Quiltimg World & loving it. Thanks for chance to win this Beautiful Charm pack! :)

Jo C. said...

My mom taught me!

Kathy Davis said...

My mom taught me how to sew. When I was ten years old in the 1962, I asked all my neighbors for fabric and my mom taught me to hand sew a Nine Patch Block. Mom helped me put all the blocks together and Dad built a quilt frame. The best part is the whole family helped quilt, including my 2 older brothers. Lots of sore fingers later, we had a finished quilt and the best part is that I still have it today. Good memories!!
kdavis1@centurytel.net

HalfDozen said...

I always remember my mom and grandma sewing when I was a child but I remember truly learning (and falling in love ) in 7th grade home ec.

ShirleyC said...

My mom taught me as a kid. We would make doll clothes by hand. She also taught me to piece quilt tops. We used patterns cut from newspaper, or we would make scrap quilts by sewing scraps onto the newspaper and cutting around the shape. I made one of those when I was in 8th grade and won a 1st place ribbon at the 4-H show.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I learned a little at school, and then all else essentially self-taught.

Linda Wall said...

My mom.. <3

Linda Wall said...

My mom.. <3

Amanda said...

It seems that I have always been sewing. My mom taught me when I was young and I took a home ec. class in 6th grade and made a skirt that I still have! I've been making rag quilts for the last 10 years and in the last two years began creating quilts. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jen Barnard said...

I did, with the help of my local library and the internet. jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

usagypsy said...

I guess I learned the basics in 7th grade home ec class. Really didn't enjoy it. Probably because we had to make a piece of clothing, which I still do not like to do. I wanted to learn to quilt over ten years ago so I taught myself and still learning today.

Anita said...

My mother.

GranChris said...

That is an easy one my Grandmother on her Treadle machine a very, very, very long time ago. In a house with no electricity, running water. You get the picture. However it was fun, albeit cold in the winter with just a wood burning stove. Ahh the good old days.

matope said...

my great grandmother! she used to do all the hand beading work for wedding and miss america gowns!!
mudchildtuesday@yahoo.com

Barbara O. said...

My mom and my grandma taught me to sew, but quilting is self-taught, I'm the first quilter in my family.
Thanks for the chance!

dcargill said...

My mother taught me to sew. She had tried for years but I had no real interest until I had a daughter of my own.

sofen said...

My mother taught me to sow!

jachelno at gmail dot com

Lena Yakim said...

My grandma taught me to sew. She worked in an atelier during World War II and made uniforms for the army. This was in Ukraine.

Peaches1003 said...

The internet!! Hahaha

Lisa Marie said...

I've learned a lot on my own, but have also had some help over the years from my Mom, Home Ec classes and my MIL. I've also taken some classes at quilt shows where you learn and have fun at the same time.

Purrfect Lady said...

My best friend's mother when I was about 8:)

Karen M said...

My mother and grandmother taught me to sew. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jeanie said...

I spent a weekend at an aunt's house when I was 4 and she taught me how to make a pillow case..... I've been sewing since but have been mostly self-taught.

Emily C said...

My mother taught me to sew and love creation. I also crochet and cross stitch because of her teaching.

Kay said...

I taught myself to sew 2 years ago using books and tutorials.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

My mom sewed all mine and her clothes so I just picked up some of it by osmosis, though I never really did get 'into' sewing until my daughter was born at which time I took that basic knowledge and expanded upon it and made my kids clothes for many years. Then a dry spell for about 15 years and now I'm quilting!

Missy Shay said...

My friend Chrystal from church taught me how to sew. missysaprons@gmail.com

Lee Ann L. said...

I taught myself using books and magazines. Thank you for a chance to win!

Margaret said...

I am self-taught for the most part. I took home ec in high school and learned the basics. I now sew every other week at church with my former home ec teacher. She reminds me all the time that when I was in her class I swore I would never sew again. I now sew almost 40 hours a week. I guess you should never say never.

Debbie Weishaar said...

My mom taught me to sew. I remember making lots of different things using flour sack fabrics. I sure would love to have some of that flour sack fabrics now. My mom still has the sewing machine that I learned on with the leg pedal rather than the floor one.

delaineelliott said...

I took basic sewing in home economics in grade 7, but after that I taught my self, mostly by trial and error. Thanks!

Genee' Davis said...

My home Economy teacher!

Elaine Goertzen said...

I started sewing in 7th grade home ec. Had to make most of my clothes through high school out of necessity. Coming back now for pleasure.

Vicki H said...

Learned in 7th grade home ec class. I don't like sewing clothes for myself but did enjoy sewing for my girls when they were little.

Mini MNM's said...

My mom did. I started helping her when I was big enough to actually help. I learned how to quilt before I learned how to sew on a machine. I have some awesome memories of helping her!!

Crickets Corner said...

My mother taught me how to use her sewing machine but she only sewed when it was a dire emergency. The only way we knew how to thread the machine was by reading the manual. I loved it and sewed on her black Singer so much I burned out the motor. She then bought a Singer Golden Touch and Sew that I used until I killed it. By the time I hit high school home ec I was sewing my entire wardrobe. Taught myself how to piece a quilt from a book and went to an Eastern Star meeting with my step mother where I learned to hand quilt. I've been sewing and quilting for half a century.

Joyce Carter said...

I started out sewing doll clothes by hand, and then my mother taught me to use her old treadle machine. I was really hooked then. I mostly taught myself how to make clothes. After that, I started making crafts and quilts. I really love it. I get so much pleasure from sewing no matter what I am making. Thank you for the giveaway.

Melissa Greenfield said...

I like to say self taught but will be honest. I got started with Jenny Doan and continue to watch her tutorials. But also have to give LOTS of credit to Paula, The Sassy Quilter. Love her blog and she always gives great advice and options! mgreen2427@live.com

Megan E. said...

Probably a little of my mom and home ec class-but my first quilting class came from my mentor teacher after she retired. That is where I got bitten by the quilting bug!
mlmeyers 02 @ yahoo .com

sherry said...

my mother's quote "the only thing you can really break on a sewing machine is the needle" so she let us sew as young children...home ec almost killed me and my teacher, i spent most of my last year sitting outside the principal's office reading my novel...it was his comprise to keep us from each others throats

Gill said...

A teacher at my primary school - Mrs Ellis!

Rachel said...

My mother taught me to sew. She used to make me clothes when I was little because I couldn't fit most store bought clothes. Then after one project she ended up with a LOT of extra flannel so she asked her friend what to do with it all. Her friend told her to make a quilt. My part of the story is less interesting. I just wanted to join her. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

I have my 8th grade home ec teacher to thank! Mrs. Brown, back in the late 1960s. I probably would never have learned had it not been for her because my mom did not sew. However, my mom did have her own mother's Singer treadle sewing machine. So I learned on an electric machine at school, and then made all my own clothes, and my sisters, on the treadle, until I earned enough babysitting money to buy my own electric machine. I don't make clothes anymore, but through the magic of the internet, I am learning to quilt! And loving it!!

Addie Polston said...

I have taught myself

SIMPLESEW said...

I am self taught, my grandma taught me cross stitching.

karamino said...

My Mother)

Michele T said...

My aunt taught me to sew as well as my Grade 9 Home Ec teacher.

Anonymous said...

My Mom taught me to sew when I was in school. Then I took some sewing lessons.
trinaduffy@yahoo.com

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Home Economics class in the 60s.

gpc said...

I learned in home economics when I was in 7th grade. I haven't gotten much better, lol. :)

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I guess it was Home Ec class in public school (age 9 or so) then my mom would assist at home on her machine, then it was trial and error from there. My Nana taught me cross stitch when I was 13 and I took a Fashion Arts class in High School.

Anonymous said...

I took Sewing in high school , sewed for awhile and then never touched a machine for 25 years. Since retiring I sew most every day and would say I am mostly self-taught due to the fantastic tutorials i have found online! Joyce jmcclay611@aol.com

Quilting Tangent said...

Both my parents taught me to sew. Very pretty fabric in your giveaway. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Mom! And I miss her! She sewed all the time--there was always a quilt in progress and she made all my clothes. I just learned by "helping"
melbahayes@yahoo.com

Afquilt said...

My grandmother!

Shar said...

I took a sewing classeswhen I was young and in school. But I have taught myself almost everything else I know. I love to sew and learn new things. Right now I a great opportunity to be taking a quilt class from my aunt.

Digiscrapations said...

I took it in school hated it then BUT now I love sewing and quilting.Thanks for a chance to win these gorgeous fabrics.

Liz Rehrauer said...

I watched my mom sew for years before I took it up. I loved everything she made me. Then it was 4-H and Home-EC. Too bad good old home-EC isn't around anymore.

crafter1953 said...

My Grandmother taught me all kinds of needle work. I would sit and watch her work and she would tell everything she was doing and why. I just wish she was here in person to see my first quilt. I know she was right there with me and still is when I am doing any thing with a needle or crafting anything. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rosa said...

My grandmother and then I take sewing classes to learn to make my own clothes and now I also quilting!

Diann said...

My mom taught me first, then my home ec teacher Mrs Schmid and then I learned a lot on my own.

Linda said...

Hello, I'm self taught,but had lots of help from my Mom,Grandmom+Aunts!
Thanks for your Blog+neat giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

barbara woods said...

my mother and home ect teacher

Julie said...

My grandma (who is now 97!!!) and my mom :)

apple blossom said...

My mom was my main teacher; however, I did take home ec in school also

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Evie H said...

My mom taught me, with some hints from grandma!

P Bybee said...

I'm mostly self-taught but I took a sewing course one time and that tremendously help me with my sewing skill!

Elaine said...

My mom taught me, early on....then home ec class with Miss Yates.....I taught myself to quilt.

Jane S. said...

I'm mostly self-taught but I did have help from my mom, from the mother of a friend, and from a sewing class I took in 7th grade.

Linda Nelson said...

My mom taught me to sew when I was 5. Feel blessed that she gave me such a wonderful skill and past time.
lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

My mom! Back in elememtary school

Diane H said...

At school the girls had to take Home Economics for three years that included sewing lessons. Also my mother sewed and taught me as well. Thank you for the giveaway - this looks like interesting fabric.

kingman quilter said...

My mom🌸

kingman quilter said...

My mom🌸

KMSC said...

My mother taught me how to sew when I was in the 6th grade. I've been sewing ever since. Thanks Mom!
k.castanette@hotmail.com

MJ said...

Thank you to my mother for teaching me how to sew. Other influences to my love of sewing: my older sister, two grandmothers, Junior High Home Ec and many dolls that needed clothes and blankets.

Quilting Nonnie said...

My mom and 4-H leader. Ah those first aprons! Home-Ec where I made a shift out of a wild orange and pink flowered fabrics. Hmm, am I showing my age? Thanks Mom! I even am glad you gave me a sewing machine for HS graduation, even if I thought it wasn't a great idea because I didn't like sewing!

Jana Machado said...

I'm self-taught! I started sewing 7 years ago!

Cindy said...

I'm self-taught.

Béa said...

My Mom and myself.

Anonymous said...

My Godmother, my aunt, the Viking dealer and TONS of wonderful online tutorials are how I learned! God bless them all!
Heather in California
hbrooke_ski@hotmail.com

Connie Cain said...

Home ec in Jr. High and my Mom. :)
craftyccain@gmail.com

Sunnybec said...

My Mum taught me how to sew, but as far as quilting goes I am completely self taught. I now live in France and there are no training classes close to me so I have had to rely on the internet for everything. Thanks for the giveaway;

Lorna McMahon said...

I learned a bit from my mom, home ec classes in school, and am a self taught quilter. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

Nancy Lewis said...

I learned to sew in 4-H, but my mother was a great teacher also.

Debbie said...

My grandmother taught me how to sew by hand when I was 5-6 and then when I was 9-10, my aunt taught me how to read patterns, cut out garments and sew them on a machine. Learning to sew from these two wonderful ladies created a lifelong bond between us.

gtcoursey said...

My grandmother showed me a few things back when I was taking homemaking in 8th grade. But never really used it. Then when I became pregnant with my son, I started sewing baby clothes. I've taught myself to quilt pretty much. Thanks.

Mara said...

I am self-taught, I did take a Home-ec class in High School, so I remember a little from those ages and ages ago.

Nancy said...

My mom taught me, but I also learned in Home-Ec in Grade 7 and 8. When I was 10, I also took a set of lessons at a fabric store. I can still hear the teacher say when we cut out our patterns--comes out just like using a cookie cutter!

Joan H. said...

My mother taught me basic sewing but I taught myself to quilt using a Quilt In a Day book by Eleanor Burns.

Melissa Miller said...

I learned to sew by watching my mom.

Ellee said...

While I learned a few of the basics in 7th grade and ended up able to sew simple things, I really learned how to sew from Mr. Bullard in college. He taught industrial techniques that speeded up the whole process which allowed me to finish projects and enjoy them rather than set them aside because I got tired of looking at them. RIP Mr. Bullard. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

babiesdoc said...

I went to the local singer sewing studio when I was 8
It was a long time ago.. I went with my sister, I still sew.
My youngest niece, just did something similar so, I bought her a new machine as a prize!

Karen said...

My mom tried first (but things she sewed tended to fall apart almost immediately), but my aunt showed me how to do it the right way.

Tracy Dawson said...

My mom sewed when I was little and made all my clothes, I learned from her and have been teaching my granddaughters as well!

quilt455 said...

My mom but I am still being taught all the time by my quilting buddies.

Anonymous said...

My mom taught me- she made all my clothes. We spent many a happy Saturday in fabric stores. Diane in NC drhoades@carolina.rr.com

desertskyquilts said...

dezertsuz at gmail. I learned in 5 years of home ec, starting in 8th grade. My aunt said she didn't have the patience to teach me. =) I learned to quilt on my own, though, mostly through trial and error, just before the bicentennial. Thanks for a chance to try this wonderful Benartex fabric.

nicolesender said...

My mother taught me how to sew when I was very young. She was a great seamstress and was very patient with me.

Moira said...

I was taught the basics of clothing construction in school. But taught myself to quilt and everything else about sewing, quilting and quilt design.

Meghan O'Connor said...

My late mother taught me when I was young. While I can make and repair clothes and crafts, quilting is my favorite activity. I owe it all to her.

Kelly Vetch said...

My mom from far away! I had to learn everything over the phone because my husband is Army and we live across the country

Shari said...

I am self taught. My mom used to sew, but had no patience to teach me as a youngster, and as a teenager I had no patience to learn lol. The internet has increased my availability to learning materials 1000 fold!

Anonymous said...

I learned to sew in 4-H. My mother didn't know how to sew so I had to learn by trial and error. I had an aunt who helped out when I needed it.
sewncreations @ gmail.com

Susan Smith said...

My mother taught me to sew early, then I took some Home Ec sewing classes in high school. I loved sewing and just kept on. I taught myself to quilt. It surely has been fun!

Vicki in MN said...

My mom taught me to sew when I was about 7 yrs old, I loved it sooo much, it is like I can't get enough. I just wish she was still with us so she could see how much I have evolved!

ST said...

Got a sewing machine for my 18th birthday from mom. It was one of those "Ugh..Thanks mom" while thinking "What am I going to do with this?" She taught me the basics and it took off from there.

Mary Mac said...

My Mom taught me to sew and now she is teaching her grand daughter.

Lin Marsh said...

My Mom first taught me to sew. Quilting I learned from books and magazines.
Thank you for a chance to win.
linsquilts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

My mom and grandmother taught me to sew. I loved sewing on my grandmothers old fashion singer. Great memories. Karenrhodes1953@gmail.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I did through books and videos and still learning. Thanks

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

My mom taught me...and then later when I learn more in school... I taught her! It was so much fun. I love the frost charms but that fat quarter bundle called Circa 1954 is beautiful too!

Margaret said...

My mother taught me to sew. Thanks for the giveaway

Susan Paxton said...

My Mother and Grandmother were professional seamstresses and taught me at a very young age. I still have the little chain stitch hand crank sewing machine I got for Christmas when I was 7 or 8. I am now teaching my granddaughter (age 8). She got a real sewing machine for Christmas and we spent most of the day making a quilt for her doll.

Mom C said...

I remember sitting with my mother and 2 older sisters while we fought over the sewing machine. I remember when my Mom got a Singer zigzag so we could use it and the featherweight. I remember taking sewing classes in summer school. I don't remember being taught, just absorbing. I bought my first sewing machine when I was in high school.

Anonymous said...

My mom taught me to sew and I have also taught myself new things also. The Circa1954 pack colors were my parents wedding colors and they got married in 1954!

Anonymous said...

Oops -- forgot to enter my email address -- slmne5@Yahoo.com.

Marsha Jean said...

Self taught until home ec in 7th and 8th grade, where I had a fabulous sewing teacher, Nina Davis. (remember her even now, and I am 58!) After her, I new everything I would have learned in high school home ec, so from then on I learned on my own or had friends teach me. Take occasional quilt classes for new techniques.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Grandma Sassy!

Kathie Craig said...

My Granny and sister taught me how to sew some what. I have been teaching myself.

Teacosy said...

I taught myself, no One in our Family has ever had a sewing machine. But that did not stop me trying and i am glad i did.
viele Grüße Sylvia

Barb said...

It twas my dear grandmother. On her Singer. And she had GREAT patience, let me tell you!

legato1958 said...

My mother taught me handsewing, a home ec teacher taught me a little on a sewing machine, and my aunt taught me how to sew a purse at age 50 !
Susie
legato1958@aol.com

Jusmom1 said...

I am self taught, but I got an awful lot of information and inspiration on the internet!

Rachel said...

I am self taught. You can learn anything from the internet these days. A big kudos to my quilt guild members too.

Dawn said...

My mom taught me the basics but I have far surpassed her sewing skills (sorry mom!). I am a quilter but have wedding dresses and more on my resume.

Sandra said...

pretty well self taught. My mother didn't do anything other than patching clothing. Did a little in high school but then didn't touch a machine for years.

deelish10 said...

mom sat me on books to reach the knee pedal on her old singer and gave me material scraps from her sewing adventures and I am sorry I just don't remember how old I was but not that old for a booster seat! that started my fashion sewing just because I didn't have a Barbie to dress..lol

Jessica said...

No one. I actually taught myself. I watched youtube videos and learned through trial and error.

Jeanne Gwin said...

My mother tried to teach me, but I was too busy being a teenager to listen very well. I basically am self taught and still learning.

Anonymous said...

My mom taught me to sew; my grandmother taught me to quilt. I absolutely miss them both and feel closer to them when I'm working with fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Anonymous said...

my mom!
spintiffy [ ] gmail

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