Catch-up + a Thank You Giveaway

Well hello, 2013. You’re already three days old. This year we’ve been ringing in the New Year with lots of snow. We’ve already shoveled more times in the past 2 weeks than all of last year combined. (Those are perfect snow crystals on my coat this morning.) It’s pretty, but I definitely enjoy it most when I don’t have to go out in it.

We’ve been wrapping up the holidays by hanging out with out-of-state family, going to basketball games, making trips to downtown Salt Lake City to see the lights…

… sledding and tracking down the gourmet Waffle Love Truck. And trying to put the house back together after all the Christmas hoopla. And zero sewing. I had great plans for a productive few days while my husband was off work to get a lot done, but instead I got a bug that made me feel like a piece of hud for a few days. Not a throw-up-kind-of-bug (thank goodness) but it wiped me out nonetheless. All part of the Christmas holidays, I guess. So now I’m trying to get caught-up and back on track.

And while I do that, I have something for you. I’ve wanted for some time now to have a giveaway as a way of thanking all of you for the lovely support and encouragement you are to me and to this blog. I have three copies of Moda Bake Shop’s Sweet Celebrations book to share as well as Moda fat quarters or pre-cuts to go with each book. To enter just leave a comment telling me something you’d like to see more of in the quilt-blog-world during the next year.

One entry per person, please. Be sure to leave an email address where I can reach you if you are a no-reply blogger. Giveaway open until Sunday, January 6 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners are:
 hennies.pennies said…

Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! Oh, how I’d love to win! I would love to see more quick little projects, I especially love combining embroidery with quilting. Be especially blessed!
chris said…
Oh, Amy! I’m sorry you’ve been unwell. My whole family got the flu, despite having flu shots. It’s been a rough Christmas break. Hoping everyone in your home and happy and well. Thank you for sharing your talents and kindness. I love seeing your work and learning how to do a little of what you do.
Alanna said…
I’d like to see more giving back to others(thinking of myself for sure!). There’s so much talent in this blogging community, and hand mades are a great way to show someone love and compassion. I don’t think there can ever be too much of that to go around.

Happy beginning of January.


  1. says

    I'm always looking for those fast projects … while I LOVE making quilts I never finish them in a timely manner :) thanks for the chance!

  2. says

    I'd love to see more projects using pink (my favorite!), pre-cuts(I love how much time these save) and easy/fast quilt patterns. Sometimes I just want a quilt done quickly where I don't have to think LOL! Is that too much to ask? 😉

  3. says

    I always love tutorials, and suggestions for gifts to be made! I realized recently (with the excitement over the "many trips around the world" quilt) that it is SO much fun to see different quilters' interpretations of pieced quilts. I cannot think of how to implement that, however, unless you do a quilt along. I have participated in only one — and liked the quilt so much that I

  4. says

    I&#39;m always happy to see anything on blogs…pictures are a definite must…but tutorials, ideas, suggestions of places to shop, notifications of great sales…all those things are great. =) <br /><br />Happy New Year!

  5. says

    As a knitter for the past several years, I&#39;m looking for more quilting inspiration to help me get back into quilting again. Some quicker projects as well as a few more indepth projects. Thanks, I look forward to reading your blog this year!

  6. says

    Would you post to Australia?<br />I would like to see some interesting colour combination ideas … something that&#39;s a bit out of the box and modern, while still being feminine and pretty.

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  8. says

    Small quick projects to share (downloadable projects) along with tutorials that you can download to keep and do at a later date as we can&#39;t always get to them right away, nor can we always remember where we saw them.

  9. says

    I&#39;m always looking for quilts using pre-cuts (charm packs are my favorite!) I&#39;m a busy mom (who isn&#39;t) and I love using pre-cuts with a great easy peasy instant gratification quilt top, but looks complicated. Maybe that&#39;s asking a lot, but I know it&#39;s doable! Great giveaway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  10. says

    Maybe it is just me or because I am about to start one, but I want to see recipes for full bed quilts. Especially king size. Yep, I am going to attempt a king sized pinwheel quilt. Wish me luck or that I will stay sane.<br />

  11. says

    I love projects made with charm packs and really would love to see more mini quilts and/or bags and totes made with charm packs. Thanks for the chance!

  12. says

    I always love tutorials, I&#39;m amazed at how creative some people can be. I have just joined 3 quilt-alongs, which I&#39;ve never done before….and I&#39;m thinking of maybe looking into joining a BEE….yikes! I also love any kind of bag to make.

  13. says

    Greetings!!<br /><br />I don&#39;t know about you but in the last couple of weeks I&#39;ve noticed a slight change in the blogger world I visit…there seems to be more &quot;traditional&quot; with a twist (fresh fabrics) and I&#39;m really liking it. <br /><br />I know my style is changing, I&#39;m developing my sewing groove, so I am enjoying this new look on the old.<br /><br />I don&#39;t

  14. says

    I am new to your blog and have enjoyed what I have read so far. I like to see ideas for small projects and always appreciate the tutorials. I am doing a lot of baby quilts and lap quilts for charitable donations to shelters and hospices and am always on the look-out for simple ideas that look great.

  15. says

    I would like a tutorial on how you pick you colors… everyone seems to have such great ideas. I really like QAL&#39;s as well, even if I don&#39;t join and just watch everyone&#39;s progress.

  16. says

    I love all of your snow. Looks fantastic. Though I can&#39;t name something in particular I like to see more on your blog, I would like to say a big thank you for all that you already share so freely with us. It&#39;s blogs like yours that motivate and inspire me, and for that, I am truly grateful.<br /><br />Just incase I&#39;m a no-reply blogger:

  17. says

    I love the variety and range of your tutorials and posts! Just off the top of my head, something more about bags, and gifts, would be nice to see. Thanks for the inspired giveaway!

  18. says

    Thank you for a lovely giveaway! Tutorials are always wonderful! How about some more knowledge of fabric sales? With shipping and fabric prices going up sales are always a great thing to know about! Thank you!<br />

  19. says

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I just found the blog today, but with my Christmas sewing machine I&#39;m sure this will come to be a huge resource of knowledge!

  20. says

    It&#39;s so nice to see all your snow. I love Winter!<br />What a great giveaway! I would like to see more shortcuts to quilting, and time saving tips, also how to pick your color combo as well as pattern size picking. <br />Would love to win your fab giveaway. <br /><br />Thanks!

  21. says

    I love your blog and all you share with us. I like patterns that look complicated but are really easy to sew. Temple Square is so beautiful during the holidays, isn&#39;t it? Thanks for all you do!!<br />

  22. says

    Hi! I would like to see a QAL-even if it&#39;s just for something small like a wall quilt; or a hot pad gift set with different blocks for each. Thank you for the chance! ~AmyB

  23. says

    Love your tutorials – we can always use more of those. Being a fairly new beginner, quilts on the easier side are nice, too. I love small projects also. Thanks for the giveaway. <br />

  24. says

    I have the first book, and I&#39;m interested in checking out the second. This year I hope to see lots of ideas for low volume quilts (since I just joined my first fabric swap – for low volume charmes)<br /><br />Thanks,<br /><br />Sarah

  25. says

    Really enjoy your blog and appreciate all that you share with us. Love tutorials and quilt-alongs. Thanks for a chance to win a great giveaway!

  26. says

    So Sorry you were sick, we had it over Christmas here and had to cancel Christmas to New Year&#39;s because 90% of family was sick. A lot of disappoint little boys but they were to sick to even open presents. I love tutorials especially ideas with all the new fabric that is out this year. Happy New Year Sandra

  27. says

    I&#39;m always looking for ideas for small projects – mug rugs, nice hotpads, etc. – using fat quarters, charm squares, strips. Thanks for the inspiration you give us! Happy new year.

  28. says

    I love your pictures of the snow, i wish we had some instead of the never ending rain we&#39;re suffering in the UK!<br />Whilst I love seeing quick projects, I also like the &quot;big&quot; blacks that are around at the moment – finishing at 12&quot; or bigger so you don&#39;t need many to finish a quilt!<br />Thanks for another great giveaway!

  29. says

    Love your blog and the inspiration you give me. I would love to see more ideas on quilt backs, something so the back is as unique and beautiful as the front.

  30. says

    I enjoy getting inspired by seeing what others are making, especially with unique color combinations. Tutorials and gift ideas are always welcome.

  31. says

    I love tutorials, pictures of projects, along with comments on how you made this better/easier. I&#39;d also like recommendations for quilting products, like what brand of fusibles you like best, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. says

    Sorry you were sick. There are so many nasty flu-like bugs going around in Ohio. Take care of yourself and get plenty of rest. I go to blogs for friendship and inspiration. I love to see what you and the rest of my blog friends are working on. Thanks for the LOVELY giveaway!

  33. says

    I love quick and simple projects that are easy enough for a near-beginner, but don&#39;t necessarily LOOK like they were all that easy-and-simple. 😉 Happy New Year!

  34. says

    Hi! I just found your blog recently and enjoy your posts. I&#39;m new to quilting so I am learning from anything I read on the subject. I do have a question. Do you foresee any problems with making a quilt using corduroy squares mixed in with lightweight cotton upholstery fabric?<br />Have a great evening!

  35. says

    Thanks for the opportunity! I think I need less in the blogging world :) Or more willpower to walk away from looking at the beautiful pictures of what everyone else is creating so that I can make something myself!

  36. says

    I love how impromptu quilts alongs are featured that are no pressure and fun. I also love a good tutorial and when a quilter shows the entire process of quilting including how they picked the colors/prints.

  37. says

    More information and tips on free motion quilting would be awesome. I have moved away from quilting because I get so frustrated that I can&#39;t do it beautifully like all yours and other awesome quilters. <br /><br />Thanks for everything you do share!

  38. says

    Snowflakes… I haven&#39;t seen a single one yet this winter – all we&#39;ve had is rain. Nevermind. Well, I would love to see more linen in the quilting world and in a variety of projects. I adore it! Fab giveaway – amycav at hotmail dot com

  39. says

    I would really like to see tips and techniques on machine quilting using your home sewing machine. It&#39;s such a pain pushing a large quilt through a small opening.<br />Happy New Year!

  40. says

    I love using charm packs and jelly rolls so anything using them would be appreciated. QAL&#39;s would be fun and some projects for new babies as I have quite a few friends who are having them this year.

  41. says

    I&#39;m always on the lookout for fast and easy quilts that I can whip up as presents so I&#39;d love to see some tutorials or small projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. says

    I would like to see some mini video directions! Sometimes it&#39;s hard for me to picture the process and some motion would give me a little more idea of what I should be doing! Thank you for the giveaway and have a wonderful New Year!

  43. says

    I like well written tutorials. Not on your blog, but sometimes I have a hard time following the instructions because they seem to leave out crucial details.

  44. says

    Hi, Amy! So sorry to hear you were sick, but hope you will be back to 100% soon. Although I love your blogs and find the photos to be excellent, have you every considered offering short instructional videos? They are fairly cheap to produce and would be a great way to demo specific techniques. Feel better soon and Happy New Year to the whole family!<br /><br />Susan Rink<br />

  45. says

    I value anything I read in blogs especially tips &amp; tricks. I would like to see more on quilting with your domestic machine. <br />Thanks so much for a chance at the give-away!<br />mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  46. says

    I&#39;m always a fan of any tutorial that helps use up scraps; quilts, pouches, placemats, whatever, so long as my carefully saved leftover bits can be put to good purpose.

  47. says

    Thank you for such a nice giveaway! What I&#39;d like to see in the blogging world for 2013 are smaller projects featuring modern design and the use of pre-cut fabrics. :)

  48. says

    I get super excited when I see a tutorial on how to do things easier. It&#39;s also great to see small little projects. Thanks for the give away!<br />

  49. says

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! Oh, how I&#39;d love to win! I would love to see more quick little projects, I especially love combining embroidery with quilting. Be especially blessed!

  50. says

    I would enjoy more examples of quilts and projects using precuts and any that use up scraps. Thanks for all your wonderful inspiration!

  51. says

    I&#39;d love to see tutorials on short cuts to cutting fabrics for projects. Sometimes I get really slowed down in the cutting and I am bit hesitant to try new ways! <br />Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway, very generous!<br />

  52. says

    Thanks for offering the giveaway! Things I&#39;d like to grow in this year, and so things I&#39;ll be looking around for on blogs are: small hand-sewing projects, embroidering words onto quilts, and tips or examples of quilting using a regular sewing machine and walking foot.

  53. says

    Thanks for asking everyone for suggestions. What a great way to begin the new year! I too would like to see projects made with precuts as well as quick and easy gift projects as well. Money is tight, so making presents that are cute are a must!<br /><br />Love your photo of the lights in downtown Salt pretty!

  54. says

    I&#39;d love to see more tutorials on machine quilting on a regular sewing machine and how to adjust the tension so the back isn&#39;t all loopy! (Can you tell what I have problems with? :))<br /><br />Hope you are all over the sickies! We have a head cold/sinus mess going around work right now &amp; I have caught it, tho almost over it now! <br /><br />Thanks for the fin give away!<br />Sandy A

  55. says

    I&#39;m satisfied with how things are. I am always grateful to see tutorials and pictures as I am a fairly new quilter. Thanks for the giveaway but I think you deserve something for all the time devoted to your wonderful blog. Thank you so much for such enjoyment.

  56. says

    Hi Amy, I&#39;m with the others who have asked for more tutorials for small gift items. I&#39;d also love to see more projects for hand-stutchers/piecers/quilters. I love hand-stitchable take-along projects for when my quilt buddies and I get together for a stitch and chat. Looking forward to a great 2013.

  57. says

    I would like to see anything someone is willing to share. I love being about to share my own sewing/quilting projects and like to see others to add to my inspiration.

  58. says

    I can&#39;t think of anything more than what&#39;s already out there. I would like to see more BOM&#39;s than QAL&#39;s, but since I&#39;ve already found two I think I am good to go! What beautiful lights!

  59. says

    I would have to say that tutorials are one of the best things about blogs. I enjoy seeing how other people do their quilts. I&#39;ve gotten so many helpful hints that way. Thanks for the chance to win. I really enjoy your blog.

  60. says

    I&#39;d love to see some more English Paper Piecing! Something other than hexagons. Happy New year, I hope 2013 will be good to you!

  61. says

    I&#39;d like to see more tutorials for wall hangings or smaller projects that are good for gifts or quilts that can be done quickly :) I have a bare wall in my sewing room and would like to make some small quilts to display on it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  62. says

    I would love to win the inspiring book!, Fabric is ALWAYS welcome, as well:). I haven&#39;t done a Quilt-a-Long yet and would like to try one with a trusted leader. I also would like to know about color choices

  63. says

    I don&#39;t know that there&#39;s something I&#39;m not seeing that I do want to see from quilt bloggers. I love getting lost in the beautiful photographs (love yours) and dreaming about fabrics I see (since there really isn&#39;t much room for them in my stash). Maybe what I&#39;d like to see is effective ways to use stash in more quilts (I see lots of ideas for using stash in other sewing

  64. says

    I would like to see projects that could be done in a couple hours to make as gifts! I love quilts to make always. Happy New Years! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  65. says

    How about more give aways? :) Just kidding! A quilt-a-long would be nice. I just finished Bonnie Hunter&#39;s Easy Street – well, okay the quilt isn&#39;t actually finished just yet, but hopefully in a few days. I always like your tutorials, too – especially for quick and easy projects. Thanks for the chance to win!

  66. says

    Beautiful lights!!<br />I&#39;d be happy seeing a bit more ideas/help/suggestions for quilting (the actual quilting part – free-motion, using my walking foot, etc.)<br />Thanks for the giveaway. I&#39;ve enjoyed following along with your blog.

  67. says

    I love seeing mini quilts that teach something along with them. Read: a tutorial for cathedral windows built in with a 36×36-ish quilt that I can be proud of :)<br /><br />Thanks for this giveaway!

  68. says

    I am partial to the smaller, mini quilts that can be made out of scraps and go together quickly and can be displayed in a multitude of places…….<br />Tutorials are always helpful also.<br />Happy New Year to you and your family.<br /><br />

  69. says

    I am always interested in tutorials &amp; patterns. These are very helpful to me.<br />I am also interested in projects (large or small) that use fabric scraps.<br />Thanks for the chance to win!!<br /><br />wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

  70. says

    It seems like I have the hardest time finding just the right project for a fat quarter bundle – seems funny, doesn&#39;t it? But I usually end up petting them for ages before I find a good fat-quarter friendly design. So I&#39;d like to see more of those!<br /><br />Thanks for the chance to win!!

  71. says

    Amy – I absolutely LOVE your blog! I am a new quilter and have always been intimidated by quilting. Your blog has helped me SO much :-) Your tutorials are clear and well-documented, giving ME the confidence to go forth and try new things… AND end up with a nice finished product as well. I vote for your fantastic tutorials – though I will totally enjoy whatever you do, I am sure of it!

  72. says

    I&#39;d love to see more tutorials for quilts and smaller sewn items using precuts or scraps. Oh, the more pictures the better. Thanks so much for the giveaway. ;-&gt; Toni Anne

  73. says

    I love to see tutorials. Especially tutorials that make scary (aka traditional) blocks seem easier. As a relatively new quilter, I would love to try to make some traditional blocks, but they always seem so difficult. Thanks for the great giveaway! Esther (lenahan at zoomtown dot com)

  74. says

    I would like to know more basic how tos for finishing a quilt. Specifically top stitching with a basic machine. I love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway and I want a gourmet waffle truck!!

  75. says

    I can&#39;t think of anything I&#39;d like to see that isn&#39;t already out there. You have a lovely blog, thank you for the work you have put into the tutorials that you make available :) Reading the comments on this topic has been interesting :)

  76. says

    Love podcasts that are quilting related and would like to see more of them. ( or listen to more of them) tha ks for the chance to win! Love your photos and your lovely quilts.

  77. says

    The quilt blog-world is already so rich and generous i really can&#39;t think of a general improvement. I love your blog for the pictures, tutorials, and quilt info. I wish you continued inspiration in 2013!!

  78. says

    I would like to see more paper pieced projects. It&#39;s not something you see a lot of. I also like many of your tutorials, as they&#39;re cute and easy.

  79. says

    Love to see more projects focused on using pre-cuts. Oh and paper piecing. I always love seeing more paper piecing around blogland! <br /><br />Happy new year to you and thanks for the giveaway!<br />

  80. says

    Sorry you were sick during your &quot;free time&quot;. <br />Gosh Im always blown away by all your projects!<br />I guess Id have to say more of the same great stuff!<br /><br />

  81. says

    I would like to see information on any quilting trends that are happening in other countries, or gift ideas, or seasonal decor quilting projects. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!<br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  82. says

    I am new to the quilt blog world….I am a new quilter and just beginning my first quilt….so addictive…I love it. I would love to see projects, tips, tuitorials and Kits..more kits….out there for folks like me to begin with! So glad I found your blog! <br />Andrea<br />

  83. says

    I would like to see more smaller projects other than tote bags and aprons. Things that are fun and fast. Perhaps even an easy pattern that we could all follow a few times a year using our own fabric choices and posting up photos of each of our unique choices.

  84. says

    I never get enough tutorials! I am a confident beginner quilter who loves the tutorials by all those talented quilters outh there! awolk at rogers dot com

  85. says

    Love your gifts for the giveaway! I would love to see more tiny projects. Every so often I like to do a project that I can complete in an evening and send off to a friend the next day.<br />Thanks for your inspiring blog!<br />Kami<br />

  86. says

    I would say a some posts on where to start if you are just starting into quilting. I am just starting and most of what I have found around the quilting blogsphere is (for the most part) for those who have been quilting for a while. That would be a huge help for me!! Thank you for a chance to give ideas and to win such wonderful prizes!! :) Hope you have a wonderful day!!

  87. says

    Oh I am would love to win a copy! I hinted, but Santa had other ideas. LOL I love the little tutorials you see in blog land, but I&#39;d like to see more than just pillows and placemats… how about some quilted gifts for a spa day? or a little pampering. I love making gifts, but I&#39;ve done bags, aprons, placemats and need some new ideas. :-) Thank you so much for the great giveaway!!

  88. says

    What fantastic pictures! I loved the night lights, but I&#39;m sorry you were not feeling great. With four little ones underfoot during the day, my sewing and quilting time is limited to weekends and evenings. I would love to see simple, beautiful, and quick quilts or even some ideas to use all those wonderful excess scraps from previous quilts. Thank you for sponsoring such a generous and

  89. says

    I would love to see more of your awesome tutorials! In fact, I came on here to use one when I was pleasantly distracted by this post :) grandoldaubrie at gmaildotcom

  90. says

    I&#39;d like to see more paper piecing patterns and tutorials, it&#39;s something that I want to do more of. Thanks for sharing with us.

  91. says

    I&#39;d love to see more tutorials and ideas on quilting itself. My goal is to tackle FMQ this year and I&#39;d love some tips. I also want to get more creative with my straight line quilting and need some inspiration.

  92. says

    I&#39;m still a newbie quilter ~ pieced my first small quilt top, but have yet to finish it! I love seeing the smaller quilts geared for beginners. thanks so much for the chance to win ~ fingers crossed!

  93. says

    More precut tutorials for quilts.. like charm packs, and lyer cakes.. I buy them on occassion, and when I do I am always scrambling to find a way to use it in a quilt instead of the regular old square.

  94. says

    Your blog was one of the firsts I came across when I started quilting three years ago, Amy. Thank you for all that you share. Your tutorials and writing are easy to follow as well as relaxing and encouraging. You are an inspiration. In the coming year I look forward to more of the same as well as the &quot;keeping it real&quot; stuff.

  95. says

    I would like to see some more bloggers sign up to do the scrappy trip-around-the-world quilt. Hahaha, just kidding!!! (Although it is quite a lovely quilt, I understand why so many have been bitten by the bug!). I love to see some pretty photos, learn about upcoming fabric lines, and always am interested in new tutorials for some new-to-me techniques. Happy new year!

  96. says

    I like seeing &quot;quilts in action:&quot; quilts on the beds they were made for, or covering the children who snuggle in them. A hotpad next to a boiling pot of pasta, etc. But not necessarily staged. &quot;Everyday&quot; photos. Sometimes it seems that quilts are made in this surreal environment but really, they exist in the everyday. :)

  97. says

    I love your blog and love to see what you&#39;re making next! I think you do a great job already with the tutorials but I guess it would be more tuts using the pre-cuts. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

  98. says

    Wow! Thanks for the chance… if I could see one thing it would have to be a magical machine that tells me what to do with my beautiful fabric… I&#39;m soooo indecisive!

  99. says

    I&#39;d love to see more single afternoon, projects. There are some times when I love to see a tutorial on a block that can come together to form a full quilt top in 4-6 hours.

  100. says

    Happy 2013! Thank you for a wonderful blog full of inspiration and beautiful creations. I enjoy all your projects, but would love to start adding hand embellishments/embroidery in quilts or possibly crazy quilting projects? Thanks for a chance to win the book and fabric…the book is on my wish list!

  101. says

    I love seeing what people are making, in the planning, making, AND finished stages. If we can&#39;t show off on our blogs, where can we? Hee hee!<br />Chelsea<br />

  102. says

    I have been going through my stash and I think I need some quilts with novelty fabrics. I seem to have quite a few and I don&#39;t know what to do with all of them. I&#39;m in Utah as well and the shoveling has been intense, it&#39;s good to get the moisture though!

  103. says

    Love to learn anything about quilting or sewing. Have sewn for a long time but there are always new and different ways of doing things, or new patterns or color combos. Thanks for the giveaway!

  104. says

    I just love seeing finished quilts . . . lots of beautiful inspiration. Thanks for all the inspiration you send out . . . I actually enjoy all of your non-quilt stuff too . . . I love how you keep it real 😉 Thanks for the chance.

  105. says

    I love easy quilt tutorial.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />i am a newbie to this world.this is awesome giveaway.thanks for the cahance.

  106. says

    At the risk of sounding boring, I would like more of the same. I love your (and other bloggers&#39;)balance of fabric love, tutorials, in-process posts, completions, gifts made and given, quilt bee creations, personal posts, etc. I get great ideas and inspiration from all of them!<br />Karen<br />

  107. says

    I&#39;d really enjoy seeing quick holiday gift ideas (and not just Christmas) using needle and thread. I love quilts that include a bit if embroidery and would love some new ideas. And it would be interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look into your creative brain as you work out a new idea. Can&#39;t wait to see what&#39;s in store!

  108. says

    I love to read your blog. You have such inspiration. I really enjoy seeing small and quick projects. I also love the quilt-a-longs because it breaks it down into smaller steps that I can get done when I only have snippets of time available. Hope you get well soon. Thanks! Jana

  109. says

    I don&#39;t buy much of anything new, so I&#39;d like to see how to match colors/patterns/fabrics, or cut fabrics I have in my stash which are odd sizes. I&#39;m still a beginner and I started with someone else&#39;s stash!

  110. says

    I would like to see more big blocks to make big quilts (queen/king size). More tutorials on quilting your own quilts using a home sewing machine would be cool too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  111. says

    I&#39;d love to see more tutorial of course (cuz they are just so amazing), and maybe some more fabric swaps and Quilting Bees and random themed swaps! I love love love swaps! <br />Thanks for the chance to win!

  112. says

    I would really like to see ideas for jelly rolls (since the craft/fabric stores where I live seem to have an ABUNDANCE of these), as well as free motion quilting ideas. I don&#39;t always have access to a long-arm, so things I can do on my little janome are always of interest.

  113. says

    I would like to see tutorials or projects for small projects, like the zippered pouches last year also maybe something a little more advanced or intermediate quilt projects for quilters wanting to challenge themselves. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  114. says

    Honestly, I would love to see anything. I have been out of the crafting world for a good 10 years and just starting to pick everything back up again. I enjoy tutorials and learning anything I can.

  115. says

    Pretty snow!! I keep hoping for snow here but we haven&#39;t had any yet. :) <br /><br />I always love looking at quilt photos. They get me inspired to pull out my own work!

  116. says

    Precut quickie quilts and I love to see color/pattern pairing options as well as new gadgets to make quilting easier. I could also use some help with patterns.<br />shel704 at aol dot com

  117. says

    I love to see sewing rooms and organizing ideas, as well as home decorating projects using quilts in an unusual way. I also love to see all of the various color combinations! Your blog is a tremendous inspiration!

  118. says

    Thank you for the chance to win. I would like to see more free patterns and tutorials – and of course lots more inspiriation from all those amazing creative, clever quilters out there.

  119. says

    What a lovely &amp; generous giveaway – thanks :-) I&#39;d like to see more sharing of where everyone buys their beautiful fabrics, especially here in the UK, and in particular, the pre-cuts. LOVE jelly rolls &amp; charm packs – they add to the fun of making quilts!<br />Xx

  120. says

    Wow, that&#39;s a nice way to start into the new year, thanks for die giveaway!<br /><br />I am one of the newbies, just handpieced one pillowcase and am still working on my first top (colour wheel), but I really adore all the colourful quilts.<br />I am not sure what I want to see more.. tutorials are always great, I love bolder graphic designs with a lot of white and contrasts. Also, I am

  121. says

    Hello Amy! I have to say that I simply love your blog!! :-) I&#39;m checking it every day to see if you add some new post. I wouldn&#39;t change much on it – maybe just some more sewing, sewing, sewing! And from time to time some tutorial would be graet :-) Sending greetings from Europe and wishing all the best, Míša (

  122. says

    I would love to see more tips for time management…..You know the ones…that help you find time for more sewing and less housework and other obligations.<br />sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

  123. says

    Whilst I like quilt alongs and stuff, I really don&#39;t have time to do them all even though I would love to. So this year I&#39;d like to see more in the way of tips and tricks rather than full blown projects. I&#39;ve learned a lot from Sarah Fielke&#39;s class on Craftsy already for tricks in applique and learning step down piecing and such and it&#39;s really been an eyeopener and got me

  124. says

    If I see anymore my eyes are going to pop up of my head right as it explodes! But I love all the beautiful quilts, the great tutorials, the small projects. I am constantly amazed at the new ideas. I guess I would love to see a little more traditional work…I miss the old blocks and the hand work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  125. says

    Amy I would love to see lots more tutorials in blogdom land. Especially some ofthose on paper pieceing and hexagon projects. Love your blog. Your winter pictures are awesome by the way. Thank youf or a chance to enter your giveaway.<br />conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  126. says

    I love tutorials, especially for small gifts. I&#39;m always on the hunt for gift ideas. Thanks for all you do, and Happy 2013!

  127. says

    The photos of the lights are just stunning. I&#39;m sure they are more impressive in person. So sorry that you were sick during the holidays but that seems to happen to a lot of people…to much going on and not enough rest are sure ways to get sick. glad you are feeling better.<br /><br />The quilt blog world is pretty amazing already but I&#39;d love to see more posts comparing products of

  128. says

    I would love to see a basic tutorial on how to make a landscape Wall hanging. I really like art quilts but am afraid to start without a little guidance.<br />thelady(at)

  129. says

    Happy New Year! I am glad you are well once again – it&#39;s no fun to be sick over the holidays. I would love to see more tutorials on machine quilting with a normal home machine as well as some perky fun smaller projects that make great gifts. Thank you for all the great blogs! :0)

  130. says

    I would love to see some more small projects that would be easy to create quickly for those oops moments when you realise that you should have posted a gift last week.<br />And any tips and techniques that you discover during the year would be very appreciated.

  131. says

    Happy new year Amy! I love reading your blog and your quilts are always inspiring. I would love to see more behind the scene of your quilting process. How do you design your quilts? Draw them out on paper or computer? Fabric selection? Quilt stores verses big box stores or online stores to purchase fabric? Tutorials are always fun too. :)

  132. says

    I love all the pictures you post. Being a teacher I of course love words, but am a little over words when I sit down to relax and catch up on my quilt blogs. I can always count on your blog having the right amount of pictures and words. And your pictures are uplifting to a tired, working mom. Thanks for all you do!

  133. says

    Not sure my post went through. Easy and fun tutorials and QAL. I made my first quilt with guidance from your website. I hope to win! Thanks for all of your posts and look forward to what you have in store for us this 2013!

  134. says

    I am determined to get more gifts made this year, and made early…not at the last minute :) So project ideas and tutorials I am looking for this year. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  135. says

    My biggest challenge is knowing how many and what types of patterns to put together. I&#39;d love to learn more about that.<br /><br />

  136. says

    I&#39;d like to see more giving back to others(thinking of myself for sure!). There&#39;s so much talent in this blogging community, and hand mades are a great way to show someone love and compassion. I don&#39;t think there can ever be too much of that to go around.

  137. says

    I love your blog. I&#39;m not sure it could get much better! Just keep up what you&#39;re doing. Great inspiration. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  138. says

    I would like to see quilt bloggers sharing more about their daily lives…are things going good, bad, does someone need encouraging words and support from their blogging friends. I would like to the quilt blogging community draw closer together as friends…times are hard, jobs are scarce, life is scarey out there and alot of people are living day to day with enormous amounts of anxiety and

  139. says

    I love a good tutorial, but more than that I love to see how people have used their fabric. Finished projects always inspire me. And, I really hope I win. I wanted this book for Christmas, but didn&#39;t get it. Guess I was on the naughty list.

  140. says

    I love to see tutorials for fun new quilt tops- but I have to admit that what I would really like is to see more tips, tricks, helpful hints, and designs for actual (regular) machine quilting. I have been sewing for years and can piece the quilts just fine, but then they sit because I get nervous I&#39;m going to ruin my hard piecing work by quilting them myself. Yet paying someone else to long

  141. says

    I have such a hard time picking fabrics! I would love to read more about how you choose! Thanks for the giveaway :)<br /><br />correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

  142. says

    Who doesn&#39;t enjoy tutorials, but your photography is always so nice that I enjoy whatever you post. Charm packs and a pattern book would be a great way to start the year. Thank you for the chance.

  143. says

    I left a comment previously, but then realized that it didn&#39;t include my email. So this one should have it! I would love to see more machine quilting tips and tutorials so I can finish my quilt tops!

  144. says

    I love finding tutorials for quick gist. Made many, many drawstring pouches and small zipper bags. Now I need something new for my daughter and her friends. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  145. says

    Well, I am just a beginner. I am taking my first piecing class tomorrow! So, I guess, beginner tutorials.<br />Thank you for the chance!<br />

  146. says

    First off, I love your blog. It&#39;s one of my daily checks. Second, I think more about fabric and design choices would be interesting and helpful. Thanks!

  147. says

    As a new quilter, I would love to see a tutorial on how to piece and put together a quilt backing for a large quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  148. says

    I&#39;d love to see more quick, easy projects for beginners &amp; helpful tips for doing various things (ex. for some reason I have a very hard time cutting long pieces of fabric straight). A simple block of the month or quilt along suitable for beginners would be neat too. Actual quilting tutorials for those of us just learning would be awesome as well….basically any tutorial to help with the

  149. says

    Amy, thank YOU for sharing of your time and talents with us! I&#39;ve only recently discovered the quilting blog world and have been blessed so much with tutorials, info about fabric stores, pictures of your lovely quilts. As a newbie the only thing I can think of to request is…more of all of the above!<br />

  150. says

    I&#39;m a newbie quilter, so I&#39;d like to see more of the basics or tricks of the trade. I get so intimidated, and hesitate to try a lot of the projects because they seem too complicated, while in all reality, they probably aren&#39;t! :o)<br /><br />pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  151. says

    Happy New Year Amy! <br />I would love to see more &quot;why&quot; in our bloggy world. <br />Why we do what we do and the steps that go with it! When we know &quot;why&quot;, we can be more successful! This will help lots of people learn tips, tricks and the basics. I plan to work on this though my blog. Perhaps &quot;Why on Wednesday&quot;<br />Those who are interested – come visit please.<br />

  152. says

    I love seeing a quilt or project from start to finish… from choosing a pattern (or designing one) to fabric selection to construction and finishing!

  153. says

    I can&#39;t think of anything off the top of my head other than inspiration! That is always what I look for when looking at blogs … oh and tutorials are always nice too! Thanks for the inspiration you have given on your blog, you are super talented!

  154. says

    Funny story! I read your blog post yesterday and clicked to comment, I was so excited that I was the first one to do so! Then, I got distracted and didn&#39;t get back to it all day. So here I am, 341 to comment! I truely love your blog, I have learned so much from it. What you do, and I&#39;d love to see more, is keep things simple and useful. Thanks!

  155. says

    In Quebec too we have a lot of snow !!!<br />I would like maybee more tutorials and tips because I&#39;m a quilter since few time.<br />Thank you for this fabulous giveaway, Happy New Year !!!

  156. says

    I would love some more complex project tutorials that would stretch my skill set! (I&#39;m thinking paper piecing, etc.) I know tutorials are so time consuming to write, so I really do appreciate all that you do! This is one of my favorite blogs!<br /><br />ericanimri at gmail dot com

  157. says

    Fast, small projects are always welcome, but I try to get inspiration from most of the projects that I come across. And always appreciate tutorials.

  158. says

    I&#39;m such a quilting newbie, I&#39;ve made two tops but haven&#39;t had the time to put them all together yet. I&#39;d love to see more beginner tutorials, and a quilt-a-long! <br /><br />

  159. says

    Lovely, sweet fabrics! I want to improve my free-motion quilting this year so I&#39;d like to see more samples and, of course, tutorials of such.

  160. says

    I&#39;d love to see patterns that show which was to press pieces so block to block assembly is better. I take classes at a wonderful shop in San Antonio, Texas, and she always has these on her patterns. I thought this was the norm, but as I follow other patterns I have to change which direction I pressed something to make two seams nest better.

  161. says

    I would love to hear more about how you pick your color combinations for quilts – that is the hardest part for me.<br /><br />Happy new year!

  162. says

    I&#39;m so new to following blogs, but I would have to add my vote to others who have mentioned tutorials on piecing and ideas for quilts. I would love to see some ideas for guy quilts as I want to make a throw quilt for my nephew who is graduating from High School this year, something he can take to college with him. I also have a daughter getting married. What have people done for marriage

  163. says

    I love tutorials as well! Something else I love is talking about fabric. It&#39;s something I want to do more of on my blog, but the real fun is reading others&#39; opinions (even on the things they don&#39;t like!).

  164. says

    I would would like to see more ideas for gifts and small projects to make in blogs this year. I love seeing pics of everyone&#39;s finished quilts and projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  165. says

    I just stumbled on your blog this morning via a photo on Pinterest, and I&#39;ve spent the morning learning about you and your family! I love everything on your blog! I may have to scrap all my quilting plans for the year and just concentrate on your tutorials! Keep the great ideas coming! :-) Thanks for the chance to win, too!

  166. says

    I would like to see more tutorials and more ideas on quilting. Machine quilting, how to pick colors…Anything new…and love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. May the New Year be good to everyone.

  167. says

    I&#39;d love to see more bees and quilt-alongs! I&#39;m looking for new ways to share my love of quilting/crafting with everyone in the blogosphere. Thanks for the chance!

  168. says

    what I search for the most are tips and ideas – I am self-taught (like most nowadays) and when I try something new like paper piecing, I start searching and reading for tips. I have never done anything scrappy or improve, I think that this year I will be trying improve…still holding off on scrappy…..

  169. says

    Scrappy, scrappy, scrappy! More scrappy goodness!<br />While I appreciate the beauty of quilts made with a single line of fabric, I think quilts that use a multitude of scraps are eye-candy interesting and definitely more challenging! I&#39;d like to see more scrappy inspiration!

  170. says

    I love seeing all the different quilt patterns that people create- I make bed sized quilts so it is great to see new designs. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. Moda Bake shop is a great place for new ideas.<br />Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book and charm packs.<br />Regards from Western Canada,<br />Anna

  171. says

    I&#39;d love to see some tutorials for sewing machine tips. I am a beginner, and even though the quilts may not be super complicated, I have a hard time choosing tension, picking a stitch length, and troubleshooting while using my machine :)

  172. says

    I love the open sharing of tutorials and patterns in the quilt blog world. I am so impressed with the thought and effort that goes into them and the &quot;do whatever you want with this&quot; attitude of many of the bloggers. I enjoy seeing the completed photos by happy readers. So my hope is for continued openness and sharing of creativity in blog world.

  173. says

    Hope you&#39;re feeling much better after the bug, we&#39;ve had one hear and I&#39;m still feeling pretty lousy but have managed some sewing! I&#39;d love to see more showing of mistakes and failures, I&#39;m not good at doing it myself but think it&#39;s really useful!

  174. says

    I&#39;m a budding quilter with a penchant for classic fabrics. I&#39;d love to be a part of a quilt along/sew along for beginners! I&#39;ve always wanted to try one to help keep me motivated. I&#39;d also like to see more hand quilting techniques and designs/fabrics that celebrate the BOY!<br /><br />Thanks!

  175. says

    I love what you offer on your blog now, some quilting, some family life, it&#39;s all great, I would like to see it continue through 2013, thanks for opening your world to us. Happy new year!<br /><br />

  176. says

    I love what you offer currently on your blog, tutorials, quilts, ideas, family, it&#39;s all great, would love to see that continue through 2013. Thanks for all you do, Happy New Year.<br /><br />

  177. says

    I`d love to see accesories tutorials,bag,wallets,purses,scarf…and also quilts tips and techniques.Thanks you for the chance to win!!

  178. says

    I love it all, and I realize that some blogs survive by using the newest and best, but I love to see a nice scrappy, scrapbuster, or &#39;upcycled&#39; project now and then for those of us that have to do our hobby on a tight budget :)

  179. says

    I always love seeing tutorials and patterns for mug rugs, tablerunners, wall hangings and other small gift items. Also anything that can be made with jelly rolls and charms are something I love, too! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and for the chance to win. :)

  180. says

    I would love to see more gift idea tutorials! I absolutely love your blog and have learned so much from you in quilting, thank you!!<br />Thank you for the chance to win this very generous giveaway!

  181. says

    I would love to see more original amazing modern mini quilts because I think they are so great for skill building and they are accessible for every ability too, especially kind to the budget as well.

  182. says

    I&#39;d love to see more quilting tutorials as I&#39;m a new quilter and don&#39;t always know how to quilt things once they&#39;re finished.

  183. says

    I would love to hear more about what types of machines and tools quilters and bloggers use. It seems like a given for those who have been at it awhile but for newer quilters and those looking for a new fresh pep in their step, its good to knwo what new machines folks are loving at all price points, what rulers do you use the most, what are your go-to tools, what are you favorite threads, etc.

  184. says

    I would like to see tutorials/books for the very beginning quilter. I have been quilting for years but when I talk to want-to-be or beginning quilters, they often say they could never learn to quilt or do a more advanced project.

  185. says

    I&#39;m always getting stuck on matching colors, so anything that makes it easier for color-matching-challenged people like me would be most welcome!

  186. says

    I love tutorials, and I would like to see some &quot;Paper Piecing for Dummies&quot;…that would be ME!<br />lisamcgriff@hotmail (dot) com

  187. says

    I have a few baby quilts to do so I would love the inspiration. Thanks and I am glad you enjoyed the holidays (except the bug…yuck) -Nancy (blackie_85(at)hotmail(dot)com

  188. says

    Giveaways where I win! Ha! No I just like lots of posts. Could be pictures, thoughts, finishes, or whatever. You do a fantastic job and have never disappointed :)

  189. says

    I loved seeing downtown SLC in lights growing up. Miss it!<br />Id love to see some tips on organizing your stash etc. I swear my area gets to be such a tornado, i dont get a chance to sew because i gotta clean it up. Some cheap storage methods, What to do with 200+ fat quarters and still see them. etc. What to do with those fabrics that dont cut it for you anymore? Exchange em? etc.

  190. says

    i need to figure out my century old singer, tension is off! but havent had much time to deal with it. maybe this yr! love to make a quilt for me and the hubby out of old t shirts from the many concerts we&#39;ve gone to!<br />

  191. says

    Love your tutorials, especially for the easier quilts, since I am a beginner. Most of all, enjoy your beautiful photos and commentary — thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

  192. says

    I would love to see more project using precuts and how to select and combine colors for different quilts. You&#39;ve already inspired me this past year…I&#39;ve made several of your projects…and look forward to more inspiration this year. Happy New Year!

  193. says

    I love tutorials. My mom is not close by to show me how to do some of the basics and it is awesome to learn from experienced quilters. Thank you for the giveaway. mit02004 at

  194. says

    I have been a quilter for a few years, so I am always looking for new ways to use scraps from previous projects, so quilts as well as other &quot;crafty&quot; ways to use up those scraps. The ultimate recycling! Love your blog!

  195. says

    I like your tutorials. My next thing I want to learn is paper piecing. So I&#39;d like to see more paper piecing tutorials in blogland.

  196. says

    It looks like a lot of others are saying the same, but I&#39;m a sucker for tutorials. Even if I know how to do something, I love to see how others do it. I&#39;ve been quilting for over 20 years, but I still find new ideas and techniques on people&#39;s blogs! Thanks for the chance!

  197. says

    I would love some pillow tutorials, need some new pillows.<br />I have been wanting that book, thanks for the giveaway!<br />Sure do enjoy your blog.

  198. says

    I love all the inspiration out there from patterns to tutorials to just sharing what it inspiring you at the moment. This is a great giveaway. Thank you.

  199. says

    I like to see tutorials on a blog. Even if it&#39;s something I think I know how to do, or can do, often others have an easier/faster/better way of doing it. sguday at shaw dot ca

  200. says

    Wishing you and youre loved ones still a Happy New Year.<br />Sorry, can&#39;t think of anything I want to see more about in blog-world-land.<br />There is so much to see don&#39;t think I have enough time to see it all.<br />So please keep blogging and I be reading and looking and most of all having fun.<br /><br />Kind regards,<br />Marga♥<br /><br />marpie49@gmaildotcom

  201. says

    Love the blog! I made my first quilt this past year using your beginner&#39;s tutorial. Now I am on my 4th quilt and am addicted! A quilt along this year would be fun!<br /><br />

  202. says

    Love the blog! I made my first quilt this past year using your beginner&#39;s tutorial. Now I am on my 4th quilt and am addicted! A quilt along this year would be fun!<br /><br />

  203. says

    I would really lover to see more tutorials on quilts and quilt blocks!! I have been eying this book thanks for the chance to win and the fabric looks so pretty!!!♥

  204. says

    I would love to see more ideas for small projects that finish up quickly. I love to sew but my time is limited with working full time. When I start a large project I often get &quot;lost&quot; and have a hard time finishing it. With small projects I tend to stay &quot;engaged&quot; until it is done. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!<br />

  205. says

    I love following your blog and seeing your creative process. It&#39;s always a bright and cheerful spot in my day. For the new year I would like to see more tutorials and follow along patterns from the quilt bloggers. I learn so much from the tutorials, and enjoy making the items that are posted.

  206. says

    I&#39;m looking for non complicated new quilt blocks to make on a monthly basis. So tutorials are awesome or how to use new designer fabrics with a quilt block -corresponding patterns and colors and such. Some of the more moderns or vibrant fabrics can be intimidating to work with :-)

  207. says

    I love all the inspiration blogs like yours give those of us who are just starting out – especially when you mention how it occasionally all goes wrong! Makes me feel so much better when I mess up.

  208. says

    Thank you for the chance to win.<br />I would love more patterns/ tutes using layer cakes.<br />Loved your white Christmas pics, the church looks magnificent!!!

  209. says

    Hi Amy, love your blog. I would love to hear one day how you got started blogging about quilting… tutorials are always awesome. I love projects that are scrappy and I&#39;m always on the look out for gift ideas. I like to start my gift creating early. I wanted that book for christmas but santa must have given my copy to someone else. I hope they are enjoying it… LOL :) Have an awesome

  210. says

    Hi Amy. I like reading your blog and like to learn about small projects you make or what tools or tips you have to make quilting/sewing easier. I emailed you a long time ago about what kind of spool holder you use to hold your cone shaped spools of thread. I also like your little slices of life thrown in too. Keep up the great work!

  211. says

    I feel your pain. I have had a bug that has made me feel yucky too. Maybe it is something going around in Utah? I wanted to get up to Temple Square when my folks were here from California. Alas too much to do and not enough time to do it. Plus my dad hates driving in the snow so we didn&#39;t get far from home! I also vote for FMQ tutorials. I am a straight line quilter only and would love to try

  212. says

    You are doing great just the way you are! :) sounds like a song. Love tutorials, inspirational stories. Thank You for a fun giveaway!

  213. says

    I just decided the beginning of the year that I was going to attempt to make my first quilt and I just this week became a facebook follower to your page- Jen<br />

  214. says

    I&#39;d love to see more teenage boy quilts. I have a boy who&#39;s in that tween stage and would love to make him a more mature quilt than the Disney character one I made him the last time.

  215. says

    I love your beautiful blog and I love this book. It was on my wish list but Santa didn&#39;t bring it….. Thanks for the opportunity to win it here! I would love to see more small, done in a very short amount of time type of projects. I have a 3yr old and I don&#39;t get much time in my sewing room, which means I have many unfinished projects. I would also love some back to basics type of

  216. says

    Amy,<br /><br />I love your blog and tutorial! I&#39; m up to try anything and appreciate what you do!<br /><br />Thanks <br /><br />Linda<br /><br />

  217. says

    I just started quilting so I&#39;d love to have more tutorials with photos of each step… which I know is a TON of work, but I&#39;m super intimidated by anything other than piecing!

  218. says

    I&#39;d love to see more small projects or gift ideas… I love your blog and I&#39;m so excited to see when you have posted something new or you have new projects to show us. Thank you for all of the inspiration, as a beginner quilter it&#39;s greatly appreciated.

  219. says

    I love blog hops, downloadable tutes ! I think it is great when bloggers add in bits of their lives, feels very friendly that way.<br /><br />we are expecting a new grand baby in our family this spring, so anything for babies would be great :) ( not just quilts )<br /><br />thanks

  220. says

    Thanks for the opportunity! My big 2013 is to learn to quilt! Your site is a big source of inspiration. I would appreciate tutorials on &quot;beginner&quot; blocks and projects….. The products in your giveaway would be a great kick start to my new adventure! Thanks again

  221. says

    I&#39;d love to see anything for a beginner quilter. Hints, tips, tricks and tutorials. I&#39;m espcially interested in FMQ as I&#39;m hoping to learn that this year. Thanks for a chance to win these goodies! :)<br />bcgeates at netbistro dot com

  222. says

    I am still a beginner quilter and I love drooling over your blog :) Tutorials and tips are always welcome. Thanks for the chance at such a wonderful giveaway

  223. says

    Those pictures of all the lights are just beautiful. oh my gosh! A gourmet waffle truck? OOh and we don&#39;t even have an ice cream truck in our town. Waffles off a truck sounds like a fun time. Yum. <br /><br />I am always looking for great quilt tutorials and especially those which utilize all these precuts I&#39;ve stockpiled and can&#39;t bring myself to use yet. I vowed this year I will use

  224. says

    I want to see more basic stuff. I have been quilting for a few years now, but there are still some things I need help with, like starting and stopping when quilting, burying threads, squaring blocks without losing the seam allowance, etc.<br /><br />We just got back from Utah and before we left my 3 year old had been praying for snow at Christmas at Nana and Papa&#39;s. We sure got it and my

  225. says

    First id like to say ur blog is what got me into sewing and i love it! I would like to see more tutorials on different ct seblicks, like the irish triple chain, etc. I have a hard time finding tutorials i understand, exvept urs always make perfect sense. My email is

  226. says

    I would like to know how to get involved in bees and even how to start one. Also love ideas for unique gift ideas. I made your felt snowflake applique pillow for a Christmas gift. Quick and easy and the recipient loved it!

  227. says

    I love to see what you make, and tutorials are always appreciated. I also like to read informative posts. Like how to do the binding, and the quilting process, or what&#39;s the best batting to use, or different quilting processes like applique and paper piecing. Thank you SO much for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

  228. says

    I&#39;ve just gotten into paper piecing and that is interesting to me right now. But I always love just simple but beautiful quilt designs. Wonderful giveaway! Love your blog!!!

  229. says

    I love lots of everything-tutorials, patterns, etc. I&#39;d love to see more quilt-a-longs that are more informal and spread out over several weeks/months to give us time to participate!

  230. says

    That snow looks so beautiful! And now I&#39;m craving waffles ;)<br />I would like to see people making things they love, using fabric they love, and fun patterns! I enjoy tutorials and quilt patterns on blogs but mostly I love getting inspiration from the things people make, learning about how they did it, as well as the mistakes or difficulties they encountered. I like hearing the truth of

  231. says

    I visit 20 or so blogs a week and yours is on the list. I love to see pictures of your projects – I can&#39;t get enough, I&#39;m a very visual person. I would like to see some wall hanging size quilts, as I have some ugly walls in my sewing room that need something beautiful. Thanks for the awesome give away!

  232. says

    Honestly, the best of your blog is sharing your love of quilting and family-it&#39;s so inspiring! I would ask for continued motivation and beautiful pictures!

  233. says

    It&#39;s silly, but I love to see all the WIPS&#39;s become beautiful finished quilts. Since I always seem to have way more WIPs than any reasonable person should, it&#39;s nice to see others actually get one completed. And inspiring – great color combinations always get my mind working on yet another quilt…hence the insane amount of WIPs!<br /><br />

  234. says

    I like to see close-up pictures of quilt blocks. I want to see the pattern. I also like when the pattern (if one is used) is given. And I love, love, love pictures.

  235. says

    Howdy and happy new year! Tutorials and gifts ideas are great, but maybe do a session on line. There are so many meeting places on line where we could all meet up and watch. There are chats where people can ask questions as your performing the tutorial on line. You can have mini sessions on line once a week in the evenings would be better for me, you can record them and post them on your

  236. says

    Thank you for having the giveaway!<br />What I would love to see more of in 2013 is PODCASTS! I love listening to them in my car or while I am sewing

  237. says

    I would like to see some tutorials for small quilted pieces such as table toppers or runners and quick projects that would be good sellers at my churchs craft &amp; holday fairs. Thanks for all the inspiration your site have given me and look forward to another year of productive sewing!

  238. says

    Everyone else has such great ideas! I always love your tutorials, so I would like more of those. I am especially interested in larger quilts, gift ideas, and home decorations (pretty much what you already do – so great job!) Yours is my favorite quilting blog, so thanks!

  239. says

    Thank you for the chance to win the lovely book &amp; fabric. <br /><br />I&#39;m a lover of foundation piecing but we don&#39;t much of that in the UK so any tutorials would be greatly appreciated :)

  240. says

    For a newbie like myself more beginner easy quilt projects. I get intimidated by patterns and techniques that I don&#39;t understand at all!

  241. says

    I would like to see more tutorials for gifts…and I&#39;d like to start on my Christmas presents a whole lot earlier in 2013 than I did in 2012… binding on Christmas morning is stressful!

  242. says

    I would love to know more about fabric selection- colors, prints etc. I&#39;m so bad at it! : ( I ALWAYS use a line, but still sometimes get it wrong!<br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity to win!<br /><br />Angee<br />

  243. says

    I love charm packs and would welcome ideas about how to cut and piece them in creative ways rather than just sewing them together. Also as a beginning quilter I welcome tips from experienced quilters, even things like how to sandwich a quilt without puckers! :)

  244. says

    I was going to say, &quot;just keep doing more of the same&quot; because I love all my quilty blogs just the way they are! But, I did read a few comments that made me realize I would also like to see more tutorials about FMQ. I&#39;d love to tackle it, but I&#39;m just so afraid…I don&#39;t want to mess up! Thanks for your great blog and all your stories, ideas, pictures, and tutorials!

  245. says

    Hi! Beautiful photos btw! I&#39;d love to see more short cuts or easy tried &amp; true methods! I like things that look time intensive but are fun &amp; quick to do! I&#39;ve realized I get bored of the color scheme or pattern after a bit &amp; start itching to do a new project, just in time for the quilting part – hah! :) I tried to fix my non reply (which until reading that post couldn&#39;

  246. says

    Thanks for a lovely Giveaway. Hope you are completely recovered now. We are all trying to throw off horrid colds which have gone on for weeks and weeks! I love looking at other people&#39;s quilts for inspiration. Love tutorials and groups such as the Scrappy Trip Along which is crazy at present. All wonderful ideas to keep my quilting braIn alive. Personally I like any scrap quilt ideas as I so

  247. says

    Hi, I am fairly new to sewing &amp; I would like to learn how to quilt. I enjoy your blog and all that you share. Please continue to share tutorials. Thank you!

  248. says

    I love random quilt alongs that pop up like the one going crazy on IG right now. #scrappytripalong. I also love tutorials for new blocks

  249. says

    Oh, Amy! I&#39;m sorry you&#39;ve been unwell. My whole family got the flu, despite having flu shots. It&#39;s been a rough Christmas break. Hoping everyone in your home and happy and well. Thank you for sharing your talents and kindness. I love seeing your work and learning how to do a little of what you do.

  250. says

    Love the blog! I&#39;d like to see more 1 day projects…sometimes, to refresh yourself while sewing a big project, small projects that don&#39;t take long to complete just keep you going!<br />

  251. says

    since i&#39;m not an experienced quilter yet, i love tutorials of all kinds (piecing, quilting, designing patterns etc). Thank you for all the work you put into your blog!

  252. says

    I love seeing in progress projects and how the quilter decided on fabrics or the design if its her own.<br />and any tips she found in making the quilt that can be passed on. thanks for the giveaway! would love to win the book.<br />Kathie

  253. says

    I just love your blog, love the pics, the stories everything. As a beginner quilter/sewer I would love more tutorials. I can&#39;t get enough of them. <br /><br />Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

  254. says

    Maybe this says too much about my psyche, but I always enjoying seeing people post their flops. We all have them, right? It &#39;s nice to know I&#39;m not alone.

  255. says

    Happy New year to you and yours.<br /><br />I would love to see precuts used in the context of modern quilts, whatever that means. I am still trying to define my style and am trying to figure out what makes a piece &quot;modern&quot;. Or as some of your readers suggested, make the traditional, complicated blocks less intimidating.<br /><br />Thanks for the giveaway. maybe, this year, it is my

  256. says

    I like your blog just as it is. I like your family stories <br />and pictures. <br />Your tutorials are very <br />clear and just right.Thank you.<br />Sorry, no room for <br />improvement. :-D.<br />I can say what I want cause I never<br />win these things no matter how great<br />they are. Gratefully, Luba

  257. says

    hooray!!!! a great book, maybe I&#39;ll get lucky??? Glad your feeling better. I have been a little down. My husband has made his e-mail private and is talking to an ex….lucky me….guess I better find a boyfriend??<br />

  258. says

    I like quilting tutorials. In the quilt-blog-world during the next year, I would like to see more tutorials on hand piecing and hand quilting (NOT big stitch, just plain old hand quilting in a lap hoop). I would also like to see a tutorial on making a crazy quilt (without bling and dingle-dangle stuff that makes a quilt uncomfortable for use). Guess that I feel rather retro at the moment. Thanks

  259. says

    i cannot think of what MORE I would like to see but I can say I really enjoy sew alongs. I would love an opportunity to jump in on a bee so maybe that would be nice. I have followed your blog since I started sewing and I absolutly love it! Keep up with what you are doing and thank you for this awesome give-a-way! Hope I win!<br /><br />

  260. says

    I&#39;d just love to see more tutorials or idea for modern blocks. not necessarily whole quilts but cute blocks that can be mixed around or combined together.<br />jennlindsay1(at)gmail(dot)com

  261. says

    I&#39;m a fairly new quilter and can handle the squares and rectangles. Would love to see some tutorials on triangles and how to make those crazy seams match up. Love your stuff. Have been following you for about a year.

  262. says

    Hope my entry isn&#39;t too late. More paper piecing quilts and now I&#39;ve found them quilt along BOMs.<br /><br />Thanks for the opportunity of winning such great goodies. Happy New Year