It’s Time for Another Fabric Giveaway – One from Me, One from Craftsy

I usually don’t promote companies who sell fabric since that’s an integral part of my business. However, when it comes to Craftsy, I don’t mind singing their praises. They’ve been very good to me in helping get my name out there via their blog, so I don’t mind returning the favor whenever I hear about something cool they are doing. 🙂

craftsy_kitI’m kind of partial to the Blue Garden kit, myself!

From now through August 27th, you can win a Craftsy quilt kit (including backing) from one of the two choices above. Craftsy is holding this giveaway on their website, so be sure and click here to enter.

And now, just to sweeten the pot, I’ll add my own giveaway to the fun! I have a heaping pile of hunks and chunks leftover from ends of bolts when I used to sell fabric by the yard. I have a mystery box full of at least 20 yards of premium quality brand new fabric fabric waiting to go to one of you!


Just leave a comment below telling me which Craftsy class is on your “to-watch” list. Pretty soon, I will get back to my habit of regularly reviewing their online classes and I can’t wait. I have quite a few to watch in my queue!

To recap:

  • Enter the Craftsy Kit Giveaway here
  • To win my mystery fabric giveaway, leave a comment below telling me what’s on your Craftsy bucket list.
  • Both giveaways are open to US/Canadian addresses only (sorry – that darn postage gets me everytime!!)
  • Both giveaways end Wednesday, August 27th at Noon PST (or slightly later)
  • Craftsy will notify their winner; I will notify mine via email.

Updated – Thank you – we have our winners!!


It’s Fabric Friday, Friends, and I am in Love with Solids

Can I just say I am in love with solids? When I first got into quilting nearly 2 decades ago, solid fabrics did not catch my eye. Sure, I appreciated Amish quilts in all their simplistic beauty and I loved the value of a good tone-one-tone blender; but I was not ready for solids – or maybe they just weren’t ready for me…

20140809_modern_solids_swatchAt any rate, I’ve fallen in love with them over the last few years, partly due to the fact that I love how quilting really shows up on them. Also, when working with solids, the design of the quilt is much more important and makes a much bigger impact.

So it’s no wonder that I jumped at the chance to carry the motherload of solid precuts: Denyse Schmidt’s Modern Solids bundle from Free Spirit. It’s a box full of 75 tantalizing solids in every color you could imagine!

20140809_modern_solidsI mean just look at all of these pretties!! I could seriously ditch my stash and work with only solids if given the chance… (but don’t worry – I have no plans to take such a drastic step!)

I only have a limited number of these boxes, since they are pretty hefty. But hopefully FreeSpirit will keep them around for awhile and maybe, if we are lucky, add to the collection as time goes by!

Click here to shop my entire line of solid precuts.

Are you a solids-lover like I am? Or do you prefer prints?


Christa’s Year of Weekly Giveways #45 – Bella Solids Layer Cake

First of all, thanks to all of your sweet comments from last week’s giveaway. I love how generous everyone was by wanting to share the love rather than win the prize all for themselves. You guys really encourage me each and every day! Scroll down to the end for the winners.

Layer Cake

Bella Solids Snow Layer Cake

And now for this week’s giveaway: one lucky reader will win a  Moda Bella Solids Layer Cake in the Snow Color. I recently had to “borrow” one square of this layer cake. Since I couldn’t sell it with a missing piece, I decided it would be fun to give the remaining 41 squares to one of you!

So here are the details:

  • Leave your comment below telling me what you like to do with Layer Cakes
  • Giveaway is open to everyone near and far
  • Winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday, February 19th at Noon PST
  • Their name will be listed the following day along with the next giveaway

Last Week’s winners:

Congratulations to Becky R. and Avon B. who each won a charm pack.

Moda SnowbirdKona Sunrise

Please visit my precut store to see all I have to offer. I really appreciate your support!

Christa’s Year of Weekly Giveways #37 – Joel Dewberry’s Bungalow Bundle

This week’s giveaway is a whopper! I’m giving one lucky reader a 15 piece Bungalow Bundle by Joel Dewberry! This huge bundle includes 1/2 yard cuts of 15 different pieces from the line for a total of 7.5 yards of luscious fabric!

Bungalow Sale

All yardage is on sale including modern lines like Bungalow by Joel Dewberry.

This fabric grouping is the exact same one that Lee from Freshly Pieced used for her fabulous Turning Cartwheels quilt shown below.

Turning Cartwheels

Lee Heinrich’s Turning Cartwheels Quilt 74″ x 90″. Picture shared with permission.

You can purchase the complete kit, bundle, or Bungalow yardage from my store while supplies last at 30% off the original price!

Here’s How to Enter My Giveaway:

  • Leave a comment below telling me what’s at the top of your wish list this holiday. 🙂
  • Giveaway is open to everyone; int’l winner is responsible for shipping costs.
  • Contest ends next Wednesday, December 25th at noon. Merry Christmas!
  • I will notify the winner via email and post their first name on my blog the next day.

Last Week’s Winners:

Congratulations to Rachell R. from the US and Peggy P. from Canada who each won a Kwik Klip. Happy basting!

Giveaway Day Blog Hop – Win a Charm Pack of Your Choice

Giveaway DayDecember is turning out to be a great month for giveaways!

I just gave away 2 pairs of Machingers gloves last week. Now I am participating in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day which actually lasts all week long! (Plus there’s another giveaway fest sponsored by the Quilting Gallery starting next week on December 10th.)

Here’s my giveaway: I am offering one free charm pack of your choice to 2 lucky readers! To enter,  leave a comment on this post stating which charm pack you’d love to get your hands on. Here are just a few samples out of all the charms I offer:

Sew Stitchy Charm Pack

Farmers Market Charm Pack

Mod Century Charm PackBella Solids Charm Pack

You can visit my web store at to see which charms I have in stock. What’s more – if you don’t want to wait to win the contest, you can fill your stash with your favorite charm packs because they are on sale at 20% off all during the contest!

While you are visiting, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter and blog so you can stay informed of all the latest and greatest “quilty” stuff!

The contest runs through Friday, December 7th at 5 PM PST and two winners will be chosen at random from all comments received (one comment per person, please). I will post the winning names here on this post at that time and will also contact them via email.

My giveaway is open to everyone, both in the US and across the world.

Good luck and happy hopping!

Updated 7:15 PM, Friday December 7th – We Have Our Winners!!

Thank you everyone who commented. This was a fantastic giveaway and this is the most comments I’ve ever received on a single post so that was exciting, too. By far the most popularly requested charm pack was “Sew Stitchy” – I love that one, too!

Congratulations to these 2 winners below, chosen at random. I will be emailing you directly on how to claim your charm pack from my store at

Sara from who said, “Love the Domestic Bliss charm pack!”

Terry from who commented, “Would love Pat Sloan Eat Your Fruits and Veggies Charm Pack…thanks for the chance!”

Thanks for participating – this contest is now closed.

And the Winner is… (with another chance to win fabric!)

Thanks so much to all of you who participated in my blog hop party and fabric giveaway hosted by the Quilting Gallery. Make sure you visit their website for more upcoming fun – I’m sponsoring a few of their weekly contests and their fall block party so check it out!

It was such fun to read everyone’s comments and see what they would buy if they won. It also gave me a good idea of what fabrics are most popular among my blog readers. I randomly chose one winner from all of the posts I received. And the winner is……..

Tanya H. who said, “I like American Jane. Thanks for chance to win.”

Congratulations, Tanya! You have won a $20 gift certificate to my online fabric store, You can spend this gift certificate however you choose! I will be contacting you separately via email on how to redeem your prize.

Now, for all of you who did not win, guess what – there’s still hope! I sponsor a couple of crafty/quilting blogs out there and 2 of them are featuring my shop on their blogs with another giveaway this week!

For details, please visit or These contests end soon, so hurry on over for you next chance to win!

And the Winner is….

Loralie’s Sew Creative!!

Thanks to all of you who participated in my first fabric survey – that was fun! I gave you the choice of four new and re-released Loralie Harris fabric lines to choose from: Cool Cats, Nurse Central, Sew Creative or Fast Women.

Sew Creative won the survey with 44% of the votes so I am definitely going to order that one now. Cool Cats was a close second with 37% of the votes, Fast Women got 12% and Nurse Central received 7%. This was a very helpful survey because without it, I probably would have just ordered Nurse Central, which was actually the least popular group.

If I have enough budget left, I will also order Cool Cats since that one also received a lot of votes and comments here on my blog. Be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you’ll get an email when these fabulous fabrics arrive.

Now, for the 2 winners who will get a $10 gift certificate:

I used a random number generator based on all of the comments received. I did not include my own comments. The winners are:

Blog Comment WinnersComments number 14 and 24!! That would be

Joyce Ellis: “I voted, it was hard to choose, they’re all cute. Decided on the cats.”


Heather: “I voted too.”

Congratulations to these lovely ladies. I will email each of you your gift certificates now.

This giveaway was so much fun – I think I will have to do this again in the near future!

Don’t Forget to Vote – Includes Fabric Giveaway!

Don’t worry, I’m not trying to be political. This is just a reminder to vote in my fabric survey at, if you haven’t done so already.

I am collecting votes to find out which fabric line to order next from designer Loralie Harris. The choices are: Cool Cats, Nurse Central, Sew Creative, or Fast Women.

Cool CatsNurse CentralSew CreativeFast Women

So now for the giveaway:

I am all for incentives to get you to participate! I am pleased with the response I’ve gotten so far with the survey but want to “sweeten the pot” as they say.

Two lucky winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to my fabric store at You can use this to buy a yard of the winning Loralie fabric collection when it arrives, or you can select anything else in the store – your choice!

Here’s how you get your chance to win:

Vote in my survey and then come back here and leave a comment telling me you voted. If you voted previously that’s fine – just leave a comment here indicating you did so.

On Saturday morning, August 18 at 10 am Pacific time, I’ll cut off the voting and will choose 2 winners at random. I’ll then announce which fabric collection won and will be on its way.

Happy voting and good luck!