Thursday, May 26, 2011

Giveaways and Sales on the Web

Interested in winning some free fabric, sewing patterns, or a pouch?  The following sites are having giveaways right now!

   Fresh Squeezed Fabrics is 3 years old and Randi is celebrating by holding a daily giveaway on her blog, I Have to Say, starting on May 24 through May 27.  The drawings are on Sunday.
- Day 1 - a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Prince Charming in the Olive colorway (8 fat quarters)
- Day 2 - a tote pattern by Heather Bailey along with fabric to make it.
- Day 3 - a fat quarter bundle (7 FQ's) of Mini Mike's by Michael Miller
- Day 4 - an Easy Bake quilt pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew
- Day 5 - a $35 gift certificate to Fresh Squeezed.

   Kaelin at the plaid scottie is having a reader appreciation giveaway with three prizes: A yard each of two DS Quilts fabrics, four Sherbert Pips fat quarters and the pencil she had published in 101 patchwork projects. Giveaway ends at midnight on Monday the 30th.

   Fabricworm is also giving away a fat quarter bundle of Tula Pink's Prince Charming.  Closes on May 30th at 8:30 PST.

Rather just buy fabric at a great price? 

   Z & S Fabrics has a huge amount of fabric on sale for $2.99/yard, after a 50% discount!

   The Fabric Quarter is going out of business and has fabrics for $4.50/yard and quilt patterns for $4.95!

Happy hunting!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Building Skills

So, I've decided that it's time to have a commitment to myself.  Something that I want to do, not that I have to do.  But at the same time I need a little accountability too.  I've thought about joining in on a quilt-a-long or a sew-a-long for a bag or dress, but it never seemed like the right time (not that now is the right time!) But yesterday I stumbled across Sewn by Leila and she's having a Skill Builder quilt-a-long where for twelve months the participants work on a different quilting/sewing technique/skill each month.  After thinking about I decided that I was going to give it a try.  I'm also going to try to keep a chronicle of my sewing exploits here, because hopefully, since the machine's out, I'll be getting more done than the quilt blocks!
Anyone want to join me on this adventure? Of course living vicariously and sending me lots of encouragement is fine too.  :)