Sunday, June 15, 2014

Giveaway: Posies Batiks Half Roll



Hi there!  I hope you all had a good weekend! 

We have some fun things coming up on the blog this week!  Tuesday, Kristy from Quiet Play will be stopping by to share a FREE paper pieced pattern with us! Also, Sarah from Berry Barn Designs will be here on Thursday to share her tutorial for the Oh Sew Baby series! So be sure to come on back and see what they will be sharing! 


This week we are giving away this Posies Batiks half roll by Artisan Batiks for Robert Kaufman. 

Click here to purchase


This Half Roll contains 20 strips, each 2.5" X 44". This is the entire collection of Posies III Batiks!

To enter to win, please answer the following question:

What sewing/quilting technique would you like to learn but are too afraid to try?

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

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Good luck, and I will talk to you soon!


PS: Well, there are a ton of things I would love to learn, but have been hesitant to try: paper piecing, sewing curves, and making a tote or bag.  (I am starting my first bag in a couple of weeks and can't wait!) 

125 comments:

Anonymous said...

What pretty colors. I have always wanted to learn how to put appliqués on my quilting projects.
Trinaduffy@yahoo.com

CSpence said...

Appliqués and sewing curves.

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

FMQ on my home machine!!

Lynda said...

I really need to learn fmq on my domestic machine

Paige said...

Oops think I missed adding email address to my comment about reverse applique. I also can't seem to leap into free motion quilting. It is intiminading.

JoyceLM said...

I've been wanting to learn machine applique. Thanks.

Fluffy Puppy Scarfs said...

FMQ for me too.. I've been saving large scraps from finished projects to start practicing, but I cant get the nerve to even do that!

Anonymous said...

i would like to try quilting or i think its called paper piecing misha6835@hotmail.com :)

Anonymous said...

I'm new to quilting, so there are lots of things I nervous to try. On the top of my list is free motion quilting and sewing circles. Thanks for sharing this beautiful fabric! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Linda said...

HI, would like to learn Free Motion Quilting!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

brownj6610 said...

Sashiko is on my bucket list. I can do hand embroidery but admire the nice even stitches and patterns of sashiko stitching.

Shauna said...

I need to learn more about applique.

Sandra Visser said...

Would really like to make an art quilt

syvisser@gmail(dot)com

Missy Shay said...

I want to learn how to make a double wedding ring quilt!
missysaprons@gmail.com

amy mayen said...

Free motion quilting looks awesome, especially on a fancy machine. But I'm mostly too afraid to even try quilting, so.....

OhioLori said...

Guess I am with the "Group" here... lol I too, want to overcome being such a chicken to try FMQ on my humble home sewing machine! : ) Want to learn how to do make Bindings, Paper-Piece, make Hexie's, & Applique! (can ya' tell I'm pretty new to just makin' the quilt top???? giggle)

Melva Palmer said...

Free motion on my home machine

nicolesender said...

I need to learn how to applique!

Kathleen Lambert said...

To free motion on my longarm. Got the computer generated edge to edge down pat. Need to take the time to learn and practice free motion.

CJ said...

Paper piecing - just the thought of it makes me sweat bullets. :0

Anita said...

Paper piecing, and "advanced" FMQ on my home sewing machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

GranChris said...

I'm pretty intimidated by landscape quilts. They just look so time consuming and overwhelming to me.

Jeanie said...

I guess I need tips on FMQ on home machines, especially tensions. Thanks for the giveaway..... the fabrics are beautiful!

Lisa Marie said...

FMQ feathers! I'm not really afraid to try, I actually have tried. But until I spend time practicing they are just too intimidating to do on an actual quilt.

Digiscrapations said...

I would like to try a portrait quilt of some of my flowers. I have the photos BUT that's as far as I got. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thank you for this chance....I need more help with FMQ. but I would like to learn thread painting

Melanie Hudgens said...

FMQ - bought a sewing machine with this capability and don't know how to do it.

Cecilia said...

I want to make a needle turn appliqué quilt that has a lot of small circles and stems, but I'm afraid my stitching and cutting aren't precise enough.

Margaret said...

Quilting my own quilts in a design rather than just stitch in the ditch or meandering.

Nancy Lewis said...

I would like to learn how to put a quilt together better. Mine are always wrinkled and awkward to handle. I have a PVC frame that I quilt on, but haven't found a good way to put it in the frame.

Janie said...

I need to learn how to quilt feathers. Thanks for the giveaway.

Quilting Tangent said...

Free motion quilting is the top of the list. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

Needled Mom said...

I would love to do a Double Wedding Ring quilt with those accurate curved piecing.

Anonymous said...

I would like to be able to do professional looking quilting on my home sewing machine.
Marilyn
lmshetler@embarqmail.com

Patti said...

I would like to learn how to do curved piecing. I would like to make a quilt with a drunkard's path block and if only I could conquer those curved seams. Thanks for a chance.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I would like to learn curved piecing I have a started double wedding ring quilt that is about 15 years old!!!!
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Leslie said...

I'm just getting started with quilting and a little intimidated by most of it but can't wait to get busy. I would like to learn free motion quilting though.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I would like to try paper piecing. I hope to find someone who can "show" me in person vs blog/pictures, because I really don't "get" it very well from online.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I have not tried batiks yet.

Rita McCart said...

I would love to learn how to finish my curved 9 patch, having a ton of problems getting the seams to line up. :( Thank you for the chance to win.

gpc said...

I'm hesitant to try paper piecing -- it just makes no sense to me yet. :-/

Trisha Kind said...

I want to learn to quilt feathers & how to turn my quilt to quilt borders to match. Thanks for the giveaway. ~Patti

allison pogany said...

definitely bargello! i know people say its easy, but it looks so complicated!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Sewing curved quilt blocks looks super difficult.

barbara woods said...

applique , need some help with that

Katie said...

long arming -- I'm only afraid to try because I know I won't be getting one for my home

Cal said...

What am I not afraid of?
I feel that when I first started sewing I was more adventurous, because I knew so little. Now I know more, at least in theory, but I am so much more afraid of messing up. Sewing wise, collars on a button down shirt are hard for me and I need to learn how to do them properly. I dont think I have sucessfully managed to make one. Quilting wise, triangles scare me, so I avoid them always!

Teresa Stanulis said...

Paper piecing. I've done it once, in a class for a sampler quilt, but I just didn't get it. I need someone to hold my hand!

Gill said...

Curved piecing terrifies me!

Sheila said...

One of these days I am going to learn how to FMQ. I guess I just need to lock myself in my sewing room and not come out until I have it mastered!

Vicki H said...

I would like to learn machine applique.

Rosa said...

Sewing curved quilt blocks look a little tricky for me.I I run when see curves and also try FMQ!!

Quilting Nonnie said...

It looks like we're falling into three categories: paper-piecing, FMQ or curves. For me it's curves!

barb said...

I have quilted for over forty years and never used a sewing machine (i always hand piece and hand quilt). And to make a purse. I love this fabric! babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Ella and Nesta said...

I would love to learn more about fmq. Epp too is a weak spot I'd love to learn more about!

Carrie P. said...

Sewing curves mskes me nervous. One day I will give them a try.

Emily C said...

I am currently avoiding Paper Piecing and curves.

Natalie F said...

I would like to try free motion quilting. natalie.k711(at)gmail(dot)com

carolann said...

Free motion quilting! I need to get over my fear. carolann427@aol.com

Karen said...

This is an easy one: hand quilting!

Barb said...

I want to make an improve quilt....why does that seem so difficult?!?! Thanks for the chance to win.

Alesha Klein said...

I am currently learning to Paper Piecing and would love a chance to win this beautiful collection.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Diane H said...

I'm trying to work up the courage to free motion a large bed size quilt. Thanks for a chance to win these lovely fabrics.

Sandra said...

Free motion quilting. Logically I know I just have to do it and with practice it should work. But the fear of messing up a quilt while learning is intimidating.

KMSC said...

I'm not necessarily afraid of any quilting techniques (snakes and heights, yes) but I would really love to be able to FMQ with some skill. However, I blame my lack of skill on my old sewing machine. If I bought a new machine, I'm sure I would instantly become Angela Walters or Judi Madsen!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

aus_chick said...

I've been putting off sewing with knits! I just need to get started!!

apple blossom said...

been trying free motion/stippling but just not working too well. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Abbigail said...

Curves are my demons! I have loved so many quilt patterns but they require making curves. I shudder just thinking of trying one!

Christy H said...

I would love to try free-motion quilting.

Sarah said...

Oh, like so many commenters, I'm afraid to try free motion quilting. I even signed up for a Craftsy class to learn it, but so far, I just can't make myself try it on a real project and it feels wasteful to try quilting in something that's not going to end up being used.

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn paper piecing and free motion quilting.
paweis at yahoo dot com

ShirleyC said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting on my sewing/embroidery machine. At least enough to do a small quilt and not be embarrassed!

Afquilt said...

Free motion quilting, paper piecing, and sewing curves! sounds like I'm not alone!

Jane S. said...

I am afraid to try random, freeform piecing. For some reason relinquishing control in that way just chokes me! It's so silly. :)

Jules said...

Fmq! Thanks for the chance!

john hutchens said...

free motion quilting. I feel a little intimidated to try

Sunnybec said...

Needle turn applique, I've tried, but I just don't get it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Béa said...

A double wedding ring quilt, I buyed templates the first year I learn quilting...19 years ago !

Mom C said...

I really need to get myself in gear and learn paper piecing. Thanks.

Ashton Bynum said...

I've also never attempted curves! I feel like there is so much room for error but I have never tried. Maybe a tutorial is in store for those of us who are hesitant to curves? :)

Jowyn Jenson said...

Love these batiks! I'd love to learn how to sew knits properly and how to use a serger - they look so complicated. I really shy away from knits, my worst craft fail was with knit fabric :(

jowynj (at) blueyonder (dot) co (dot) uk

Catskill Quilter said...

I want to learn to paper piece a New York Beauty block! I also want to do a Double Wedding Ring quilt.

lsymank said...

Quilting with confidence on my longarm machine. Linda. slmne5@Yahoo.com

Tabitha Keener said...

I have been wanting to try and make clothing but I've been to scared to try yet. I can't afford a lot of material and I would hate to waste any. Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

delaineelliott said...

I would love to try stained glass applique but it looks labor intensive. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link

Joan H. said...

I would like to learn FMQ on my home machine

Sarah said...

Free Motion Quilting. sarah@forrussia.org

Lauralyn Connor said...

I am relatively new at this but would love to try some kind of improve double wedding ring block? That would be piecing and curves and lots of fun! Thanks for all your help during my stash building! I am following along on the Texas blocks and am planning on learning all about where most of my stash came from. You guys are awesome!

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I would like to make a wedding ring quilt, but I'm terrified of all the small pieces and curved sewing.

MoodyCatCrafts said...

I like the effect of freehand machine embroidery, but I'm afraid of what my hands would create!

Jittina said...

FMQ on my DSM. I get paralized (both my brain and my hands) just thinking about it. But I would definitely want to learn it!

Sowing Stitches said...

It's a tie....smocking and a double wedding ring quilt.

Nancy said...

I'd like to try curved piecing

Carol said...

I have a fear of inset circles, but I'm thinking I'm about ready to be brave and dive in. Just watched a class on it, so I'm itching to get going!

cjmont said...

free motion quilting on large quilts is very scarey to me

LindaSchiffer said...

I am fascinated by quilts that are quilted first and then colored - sometimes with inks, sometimes with paints - and I'd like to try that. I'm a klutz usually, though, and I'm afraid to mess up the already-quilted item. :)

Linda

Kathy said...

Free motion quilting on my home machine . . . I know my machine is capable, it's just me that's reluctant. I'd also like to learn how to use my serger that I found at an estate sale for $10!! And I think it's never been used!

Quilting Momma said...

Needle turn applique...never tried it. Any technique needs practice, but I am a perfectionist and expect to have it done perfect right out the gates! ha ha.... I'm learning to forgive myself!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I would really like to finally figure out paper piecing and what I continue to do wrong that mine is always backwards to everyone else. Thanks

Wendy B said...

I'd love to try a traditional double wedding quilt but it scares the bejeebus outa me!

Mokki said...

I'd love to learn to paper piece. I love new York beauty blocks and would like to be able to sew some of those up.

PK Sews said...

I feel comfortable doing FMQ on small wallhangings, but doing it on a big quilt is a whole different thing! I look for straight line designs for those. So I hope to try that sometime. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I'd like to learn to sew curves, but they really intimidate me! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Grandma Helen said...

I love the patterns with curves but don't know if I have the patience. I vividly remember setting in too many sleeves in clothing projects years ago that made me rip out seams because of puckers.

Katy P said...

I really need help with sewing curves.
Pacholke21 at gmail dot com

Norma Wood said...

I would love to learn applique but it seems like too much work. Then I'd love to learn paper piecing but haven't.
nrmajwood@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn paper piecing (Again) since I never really got the hang of it the first time.
Heather
hbrooke_ski@hotmail.com

Diane Beavers said...

Paper piecing:)
little pieces scare me........although a roll up width of 2 1/2" doesn't.

CeLynn said...

My top three are a New York Beauty quilt,curves,and sewing with knits. Thanks for the giveaway!

DebraKay Neiman said...

Free Motion Feathers - without using a template or pattern. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Vicki in MN said...

I would like to learn to hand dye fabric that I would then sew with-still a sewing technique right!

Ann-Michelle said...

Pixelating quilt. All those colors that create an image is an overwhelming thought!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Funny you ask....I have just seen a video of making curves in a quilt.. and that is what I want to try...but I hate curves! But I think I might give a lap size curvey quilt a try this summer!
Cheri
quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

Jen Barnard said...

I want to try applique and curved piecing.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Rebeckah Austin said...

F.M.Q.!!!

Jo said...

Curved piecing scared the dickens out of me

Connie Rhea said...

Learning paper piecing is a goal of mine, I want to be able to relax and enjoy doing it with ease, not stress.

Barb in Mi said...

FMQ - still on my list... Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to quilting and would love to try hexagons.

Alesha Klein said...

Paper piecing is something I would love to master. Love the sharpness it adds to a design.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

There is so much I would love to learn about quilting, but I think I would to learn FMQ on my sewing machine first. I have only done straight line quilting on it so far.

Jess Burns said...

Circles. And machine quilting (I still do it by hand)

Mara said...

Sewing bags is addicting, watch out! I have some drunkards path pieces cut out, just haven't sewn them together, so fear of curves would be good, especially since I hate pinning things. I also really really need to work on my FMQ skills or lack of.

brownj6610 said...

Sashiko, done right. I've always admired the evenness of the stitches. And the simple rhythm patterns.

babiesdoc said...

Paper piecing quilt blocks
I am not one for being exact

judygold said...

Paper Piecing

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...