09 December 2015

It's Giveaway Day! - CLOSED

I've been sewing for two years now.  And I have been given so much.
I was given my first sewing machine from my mother,
and my next sewing machine from my mother-in-law.
I have been given ridiculous amounts of fabric from friends,
and buttons, zippers, and notions galore.

I've participated in SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day twice now,
but this is the first time I've given anything, and I'm super excited!


I'm giving away over a yard of this adorable cotton snowman fabric,
plus a red zipper and some white ric-rac for fun.  
And maybe a few other little things, because I have been a winner before,
and it is fun to get surprises!


To enter, just leave a blog comment,
How long have you been sewing?
What would you make with this fabric?
What was the best prize you won?
What are you excited to give away this Christmas?
Share a favorite recipe!
Answer any question, or come up with your own.
One comment per person, open to anyone, anywhere!

Giveaway open until midnight, Sunday December 13th.
Winner will be announced by next Wednesday.
Good luck!

And while you are at it, you could win a pencil portrait
on my other blog: Mindy Creates
And be sure to enter lots more giveaways on SewMamaSew!


88 comments:

arlette said...

I have a weakness with snowmen, I collect on them, wish I could win, because the fabric is gorgeous, I could make a snowmen table runner with it, thank you so much for the chance!!!

Les said...

I've been sewing for about 20 years this fabric would make adorable placemats for the grandboys

Kay said...

I have been sewing for a bout 3 years now and am completely self taught. The first thing I ever made was a dresden plate tote bag from a kit. I love to read blogs for inspiration and also to get tips and ideas. Thank you for a fun giveaway. x

Mary Ann said...

I have been quilting off and on for 11 years and sewing kids' clothes for 5. My daughter would love a dress or twirly skirt from that fabric!

barbara woods said...

sewing all my life but quilting 4 years

Ariel Huffman said...

Thanks for a fun giveaway! That fabric is precious. I've been sewing for... 10 years I think but didn't really get into it until the last 2 years. If I were to win the fabric I would either make a hour basket to keep the Christmas decorations in and take out each year and, with some leftover, maybe a fun zipper pouch to be festive on the go :)

Sandra said...

Been quilting since 1994. It took me 2 years to finish a cat quilt done in black and white on a gray background. The gray fabric was put on hold while a quilting store tried to find more for me. When it was done, I was told to enter the quilt into our fair by the lady who quilted it for me. The quilt took the lst place ribbon. That was the bestest prize ever - for me. The snowman fabric is to die for. Maybe making a tote bag with the red zipper and the ric rack would be so cute. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. Happy Holidays to you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

June D said...

Did a few projects in school, then more in 1989 when son was born, now again for a few years. Really maybe three years of experience.
A pillow for my DS and DIL is what I would make!
Best prize was a trip to NYC that my mom won from the popcycle company - she entered for me in around 1958.
I'm hoping to figure out how to finish up pillow for my DS and DIL.
A fun dish I saw at a party last weekend was simply a plate with little bowl for dipping sauce in the middle, then she surrounded that with sugar snap peas and added a few tiny tomatoes to create the effect of a wreath.
I can't see how to click to follow your blog, but will try to remember to return!
Thanks for the chance.

Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I came here from your other blog. I won a mini charm pack of Bonnie and Camille fabrics. I would love to giveaway something but this year I feel like it happens in one day because of my little daughter. I hope next year I planned better. I would love use the fabric to make some ornaments for our christmas tree.

Linda said...

HELLO,sewing by hand+machine all my life. Now retired from Nursing,I am busy enjoying making Baby Charity Quilts for our local group! Thank You for a neat giveaway! MERRY CHRISTMAS ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Bossymamma said...

I would make Christmas stockings with the fabric, which I would give to a local charity that I support.

Michell said...

I have been sewing since I was 8yrs old

Andrea York said...

I'd make some Christmas pillows! Only been sewing for one year.

AlidaP said...

Lovely giveaway! I have been sewing for about 3 years and I love it! thanks for the chance!!

dortha said...

I have been sewing about 44 years but making quilt tops about 10. Very pretty fabric.

Melissa said...

I have been hand sewing since I was old enough to use a needle. Machine sewing since 13

Emily C said...

I have been sewing since I was 5/6. My mother started me on embroidery and I just kept challenging myself with harder crafts.

Vicki H said...

I have been sewing on and off for over 30 years. I have a weekness for snowmen, I might make a table runner or even use it in a winter quilt.

SuperMomNoCape said...

What cute snowman fabric! I've had a needle in my hand since I was about 5 or 6 years old when I started making clothes for my Barbie doll.

Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

Christine M said...

I think that snowman fabric would make a great Santa Sack for someone special. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Ann Christman said...

The best prize I ever won was a sewing machine from Joanne Fabrics. It was a Mother's Day raffle in 1986 when I was pregnant with my 2nd child and was in the store buying fabric to make maternity clothes. (Talk about synchronicity!) The best part was that I didn't need a new sewing machine so I gave it to my sister, who had donated one of her kidneys to me a few years before, which allowed me 1) to live; and 2) to have a second child. It made me SO happy to be able to give it to her!!! It obviously wasn't an even trade for the kidney. :-)
Thank you for participating in the giveaway!

susan said...

Who doesn't love a snowman! I really need to make a winter/ Christmas bag as all my sewing friends always seem to have them and my shop hop bag is looking worst for wear. Well I love surprises and I can't say I have won anything yet but I am always hopeful. I love to give and that is what the season is about. I formed a small sewing circle (3of us) and we just donated 240 placemats to our local Meals on Wheels program. I love to do some good with my love of sewing.

Lee said...

My one sewing friend loves snowmen, so I would make something for her with the fabric!! thanks!

ronnie Gosnell said...

The snowmen are so cute! I love Christmas fabric - but don't have much ... if I added the snowmen, I could make a lap throw. I learned to sew while in High School (35+ years ago) and I firmly believe if you love someone and want to let them know how much, you make them something... not buy something. I have been doing home made Christmas with my children since they were small- and they are young adults now, we still do it! Because of that, my girls know how to sew, knit, crochet, cook, decorate cakes, and recently, both have started quilting. It would be lovely if, while they are both here, I could show them how the lap quilt comes together and gets finished. thanks for the giveaway and Happy Holidays to you!

laurawilson25 said...

This fabric would probably make its way into a table runner or table cloth. I've been sewing for about 6 years. I feel like I've improved a lot since I got a new machine in September.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway. I think I would use the fabric to make some cute zipper pouches.

atabanana29 said...

I won a sew mama sew giveaway before and it was a brand new Olfa rotary cutter and I love it!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

That would be perfect for me... I plan to start my Christmas decorations for NEXT YEAR come february! Like I do every year...but seldom follow through! But this year...it has to be the year!!! I was taught embroidery at age 8 and sewed my first skirt at age 10. Now on the downhill side of 50...I have problably sewn everything there is to sew except men's clothes, formals and underwear!!! I love sewing!

Cheri
fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chiska said...

I love your snowman fabric! I've been sewing for about 10 years.

Ramona said...

Well I have been sewing for about 46 years on and off. I love to sew! This snowman fabric is so adorable! I'd have to think about what I would make with it but it sure would be something fun!
ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

Alexis Borsboom said...

I've been sewing since childhood. With two small boys, we've been enjoying simple holiday sewing projects.

t_ktl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Megan said...

Awe what cute snowmen! I have mostly snowmen Christmas decorations, so I would use this fabric to make a cute throw pillow I think :)I've been sewing since I was a kid, but only got heavy into it in the last few years.

Afton Warrick said...

I've been sewing for a decade.

Deborah said...

I've been sewing since I was 8 yrs old in between raising 4 boys. Have more time now and want to learn so many new things.
sports_momdo(at)yahoo(dot)com

quilt455 said...

I have been sewing off and on for years but got serious about 3 years a go.

Wild Irish said...

I've been sewing for about 3.5 years now. I would love the snowman fabric to make some bunting for my newly painted living room.

Mara said...

I've been sewing for 3 years and my Mother also bought me my first sewing machine, I don't have much ricrac and I think this fabric would look cute as a pouch.

Yesterday Night said...

Cute fabric. I have been sewing for about 10 years. My mom was always sewing when I was little. My first sewing machine was bought at a garage sale. My next sewing machine was bought from Craig's List. Yes, I like to thrift.

Holly

sop.hie.s said...

I have only been sewing for a couple of months but I'm loving it. I would sew my little girl a fully Xmas-proof dress with this fabric.

Myself said...

I have been sewing for 10 years now :) and this fabric is great for my daughter's book bag :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

Margaret said...

I love snowman so since I am making Christmas bags right now I would use it in those

Judy H said...

have been sewing for about 50 years (58 now) and would probably make a Christmas bag

Lori Warnock said...

Snowmen are apparently my favorite to decorate with for Christmas. When putting out my decor this year, I noticed it is 98% snowmen! I need to buy more gingerbread men, lol. But I could always use this to make a gift for one of my children.

Gill said...

I haven't finished any Christmas sewing because I've been busy sewing 3 baby quilts!

karen christensen said...

I won a monthly giveaway from Fabric Mart. It was like Christmas opening that package.

Kate said...

I think this fabric would make a great backing for some pillow covers!

Southern Gal said...

My favorite Christmas cookie recipe has been made in my home since 1987, Pound Cake Cookies. Easy and delicious.
http://itwasbroughtonbylove.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-cookie-exchange-2013.html

Claire Sutherland said...

The best thing I have ever won was our wedding cake ! It was amazing and much more expensive than what we could have afforded so I was over the moon!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Sue said...

I just finished sewing a 'Quiet book" for my 1 year old grandson. So much fun coming up with designs for the pages. As I live in Australia I'd love the snowman fabric to make something for him (or for the new baby on the way) for next Christmas.

OhioLori said...

Sewn for long while...but only realllly been quilting for about 4 yrs. LOOOOVE Snowmen & that fabric is sooooo fun!! I would make fun Tote..and use the scraps for zippy bag to keep sewy things in! Need a new Project Bag to take everywhere! LOL Thanks for chance to win ! :)

Kathy H said...

I have been sewing for about 40 years. I love snowmen and would make a pillow and some mug rugs.

Brenda said...

I've been sewing for more than forty years -- everything from garments to quilts to cloth doll making and all kinds of stitchery and crafting projects. I'm collecting charms and bits and pieces of Christmas fabric to make a postage stamp type (not 1" squares, for sure -- bigger) as a winter snuggle quilt and this fabric would fit right in. One other possibility is a holiday pillowcase. I think I'd still have some left for my snuggle quilt.

STH said...

There's a zipper--that fabric should become a bag!

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Cindy Weaver said...

I once won a limo for 4 hours, and dinner for 4 at a La Jolla Restaurant. It was a great Valentine's Day.

Mom C said...

5 or so years ago, I had just started piecing quilts and really getting into the machine quilting scene, out of the blue I received the entire line of Andover Dimples fat Quarters. I don't remember what giveaway I entered, but I have used that collection in many, many quilts as a color in the stack was always a perfect blender. I am finishing 2 bedsize quilts of 6" 9 patches using only the dimple fabric and it will be gone. What a great gift it has been, Dimples has fueled my quilting journey.

prizabk said...

I have been sewing from 7years :) even I got my first sewing machine from my mom.. I'm not married yet so hope I get a new one from my mother-in-law too ;)

Renea said...

I have been sewing since I was 11 yrs. old (46 yrs now). thanks for the cute giveaway.

Sarah said...

So many good questions! I have been sewing as long as I can remember. My first sewing memory is sitting on my mom's lap while "we" made doll clothes. My first sewing machine was my grandmother's old Singer. I honestly don't know what I'd make with the fabric -- it would probably wait until next year. Maybe bags, or ornaments, or pillow cases. I sew as many presents as possible, buying very few, so it would eventually turn into something! Right now I'm sewing doll clothes. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

jellybean said...

I hav bee sewing for 40+ years and still love it

Joanne G said...

I've been sewing since I was a kid - so...30+ years. Thanks for the chance to win! jgemeroy(at)gmail(dot)com

Lia*s Handmades said...

This fabric is sooo cute and definitely needs to bemade into a couple small pouches. Filled with a few small things to brighten someone's day.
I have been sewing for 5 years now...with a break of a decade before that, as I stopped for years after leaving school (which is where I learned to love sewing). But since I picked it up again I haven't stopped. :)
Many thanks for the chance to win!

Teresa Hays said...

What a great giveaway! Love this fabric. I would make this into a cute Christmas Tote.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I won a sewing box with lots of notions from dritz. crystalbluern at tds dot net

Niechelle Wade said...

How cute! I love meeting new bloggers. Thanks for the great giveaway!

LA Paylor said...

how cute! and so is your blog.
I've been sewing since a little girl when my granny showed me how to piece squares, so OMG over 50 years! Yikes! I wish I could come up with the perfect gift for my husband... he's hard. LeeAnna at not afraid of color email is leeannaquilts at gmail dot com

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute snowmen! Sewing since a child. I would put the fabric in a quilt or make a bag out of it. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Sallie said...

Love the snowmen! Would use this in my Round Robin quilt. Merry Christmas!

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

SUCH cute fabric! I started sewing (for real) in High School...my momma was an amazing seamstress tho, so I probably fiddled with sewing a bit when I was a little girl. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I would make some throw pillows with this fabric.

minibea12 said...

I would like to make some Christmas stockings with the fabric!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Linda said...

Hello, I love the snowman fabric. It would make a perfect pair of pj pajamas for my niece. Thanks for the chance to win.

Katie said...

I have been sewing for 30-odd years, I think I would make a dress for my daughter with the fabric

Anonymous said...

Love snowmen! I started sewing this summer! I had the machine for 4 years and just couldn't find time. Then I decided to make the time!

Thank you for the chance.

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

charlotte l said...

I have been sewing since i was a kid but seriously for the past 10 years. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie said...

I have sewn forever but just really got into quilting and sewing every day since 2012.

Veronique said...

I've only started sewing about three years ago when my daughter was doing her first holy communion and wouldn't wear a dress unless I made it exactly as she wanted. I learned with a friend and I haven't stopped since. Three years later we still meet up every week for stitching all kinds of stuff

Michelle said...

I learned to sew at age 7 from my mom, sewing up through middle school until age 12/13. Didn't pick sewing back up again until I was 29. Self taught different techniques via sewing forums and testing patterns.

Now I sew like crazy.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Eeee - I love snowmen! I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them!! I've been sewing since I was a kid but only making quilts since 2009. I love craft sewing - can't do clothing yet but maybe one day!!

Bonnie said...

What a great holiday fabric! I love snowmen and would use this fabric in a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lori said...

I am now 58 and I started sewing when I was six. I am excited for my husband to open his gifts. I got him things to go with his new electric guitar that he got a month ago. Such adorable fabric. I would love to make a pillow with it.
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Libby said...

I think this would make an adorable dress for my daughter's AG doll !

Lin said...

I've been sewing since I was 8. I can't tell you the best present I'm giving this year because I think the recipient is doing the SMS Giveaways too and I don't want her to see. She'll really like it though!

Danielle Roberts said...

i have been sewing for 6 months. so i am only a newby

Lisa said...

I have been sewing about 8 years and I would make a pouch! Love to make pouches

Debbie K said...

I've been sewing off and on since my son was born about 8 years ago. With three kiddos, it's tough to find the time now!

Deb said...

I've been sewing for a few years but am not making anything this Christmas for people....been too busy with my daughter's wedding. I'm excited this Christmas about her coming to visit.

Karrie S said...

i might try to make a skirt out of this!
ksmith8@emich.edu

Carol C Thomas said...

I have been sewing off and on for about 50 years.