Sew Shabby Quilting + giveaway

This weekend I single-handedly bound three quilts. One for a friend and two of my own.
The two of mine were quilted by Melissa Kelly of Sew Shabby Quilting.  Here is the backside of one of them so that you can see the pretty quilting. I love it! I freely admit that the ‘quilting’ process of making a quilt is the part am least good at and therefore the part I least enjoy.  (I’m a firm believer in enjoying your hobbies. Life’s full of enough ‘must-do’ tasks that aren’t always fun. Hobbies should be way to relax, not add more stress. Therefore I say no guilt in out-sourcing something that does not bring pleasure.)
I always feel grateful when I find someone who I can confidently trust with that part of my quilt-making – and since machine-quilting can get pricey, I’m always grateful when I can find good quilting for a great price!
I so enjoy working with Melissa. In addition to her good prices, her completion time is generally around one week! She has many fabulous ‘computerized’ pattern options available to choose from (as is the one I chose above called Retro Leaves), and she can do amazing customized work as well. You can see examples of her work here.
So in case you’re like me, and you need a little help finishing your quilt tops, here’s a recommendation for you. You can find out more about Melissa’s studio and the wide variety of quilting options and pricing details at her site.

Melissa is generously offering a giveaway to one of you readers that includes a Bungle Jungle Moda Jelly Roll and a $25.00 gift certificate towards any machine quilting order.

To enter to win this giveaway, sign up for Melissa’s newsletter .  Come back here and leave a comment to let me know that you’ve done so. Giveaway open until Thursday, October 11 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED. 

Winner: Funky KimOctober 8, 2012 12:39 PM

I’m all signed up!

Melissa is also offering a 20% off discount on any quilting if you mention “Diary of a Quilter’.  That offer will not expire! 


  1. says

    I have subscribed. As someone new to quilting, I'm too scared to try quilting on my own, so it's great to have new resources to go to. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. says

    I've signed up for the newsletter – I've got a few tops that are in need of something more than just the stipple or straight line quilting I have in my skillset!

  3. says

    i completely agree with you.<br />love the fabric selection, the cutting, the piecing, the pressing, the sashing, the bordering, and the binding.<br />opposite of love when it comes to quilting!!<br /><br />p.s. i subscribed to melissa&#39;s newsletter. thanks for the chance to win!<br />

  4. says

    I signed up too. Since i have been finishing so many quilts lately maybe it&#39;s time to get some long-armed. I checked out her gallery and I love the back of that quilt with the spiderwebs!

  5. says

    Bungle Jungle is so cute!! The colors, the animals and my imagination-oh the things I would like to make and give to a granchild! I signed up for Melissa&#39;s newsletter. Enjoyed her website….<br /><br />Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  6. says

    I signed up! I don&#39;t enjoy quilting very much either, but I have yet to send a quilt out yet. I would love to have a quilt with the pebble design and I think I would go crazy trying it myself. Someday!

  7. says

    I&#39;ve signed up for the newsletter. I don&#39;t enjoy the quilting process either. I much rather sew the fronts and backs! Maybe someday I&#39;ll give it another try, if I ever get a nicer machine!

  8. says

    I subscribed. Loved the Halloween quilt with the spider web quilted on it. I am collecting paper pieced Halloween blocks on Whims and Fancies blog for my daughter.

  9. says

    I subscribed. I&#39;m a new quilter and the quilting part scares me a little – this would be a great help. Thanks to all for the chance to win!<br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  10. says

    Thank you for sharing Melissa&#39;s info! I am working on a twin quilt tops for my kiddies for Christmas, but am too afraid to ruin them by using my little machine. This is very well timed!!! And I signed up for her newsletter without realizing that there was such an *awesome* a giveaway!! Pick me, pick me! Ha, ha!! ~Karissa

  11. says

    I&#39;m all signed up! I really like Melissa&#39;s work and hope to take advantage of it with just the right quilt top! :-) Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. says

    Melissa&#39;s quilting is beautiful – it is always fun to get a quilt top back quilted and waiting for a binding.<br /><br />I signed up for the newsletter and am heading back to look at some of her designs.<br /><br />Thank you for the referral.

  13. says

    I have subscribed. Thank you! And it&#39;s good to have Sew Shabby Quilting in my Pinterest for when I need my next quilt finished!

  14. says

    What I loved about that first, all white backed quilt&#39;s quilting is that it looks like a cross between a longarm job and HAND done. Super looking!!!<br />Kate

  15. says

    I&#39;m already receiving the newsletter! I&#39;ve been happy with the quilts that Melissa has done for me. Not only is the quilting beautiful, but her turn around time is amazingly fast! Melissa is great to work with &amp; makes sure you are happy with her work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. says

    I&#39;ve signed up for the newsletter. I just put together my first full-size quilt and would love the opportunity to have it professionaly quilted!

  17. says

    As a newer quilter, I find that it is somewhat difficult to find recommendations for quilters, or good websites that are helpful. This post is getting bookmarked for the future!<br />And thanks for the giveaway!

  18. says

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this! I went to a quilt retreat this past weekend and made 3 quilt tops. I have a stack of others that need t o be quilted so this would be a great help! Sew Shabby Quilting site is great. I a excited to find someone with reasonable pricing!<br /><br />

  19. says

    Signed up for Melissa&#39;s newsletter! (&amp; perused thru her awesome Blog too!!! Saved her info too!) Am new to quilty stuff, and have never tried freemotion quilting….big scaredy cat!…I know…lol. Good to find someone that can do for me! YAY!<br /><br />Thanks for chance to win your drawing! :)

  20. says

    I like the new look on your blog! Thanks for the validation to those of us who do outsource our quilting. ( ; the fun for me is designing and piecing, too.

  21. says

    I signed up! Would love a chance to use those prints – LOVE Moda fabric and with three little boys the Bungle Jungle pattern would be very well received by my monkeys! 😉

  22. says

    I subscribe to the Sew Shabby Quilting newsletter– and she is out of this world talented. I highly recommend Melissa for both custom work and computerized quilting. (my owl bunting quilt is pictured above!)Thanks!

  23. says

    Thank-you for letting us know about the give away it sure does pay off being a follower of such a nice helpfull {tutorials} site.Thank-you.Becky<br />

  24. says

    I am a beginner quilter and have fallen in LOVE!! I am close to Melissa&#39;s store and will using her to quilt my next project!! I did sign up for her newsletter and am excited to see the offers and projects that she posts!

  25. says

    I signed up for Melissa&#39;s newsletter as well as I left her some comment love on her FB page.<br /><br />Thank you and Melissa for a wonderful giveaway and a chance to win. Love Bungle Jungle and $25 towards quilting, so generous!<br /><br />usairdoll(at) gmail(dot)com

  26. says

    I signed up for Melissa&#39;s newsletter! Yay! I haven&#39;t had any of my quilts quilted by a machine yet so it would be so exciting to try it out!

  27. says

    Subscribed. I&#39;ve only quilted one quilt so far. I like it okay. I love to see free motion patterns though and don&#39;t know if I&#39;ll ever get around to something like that, but would love to have a few quilts with those kinds of designs.

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