October 19, 2010

Firsts (and a GIVEAWAY!)

It's been quite busy around here and i don't think my sewing machine has had this kind of workout...well...ever. Yep, i'm prepping for Quilt Market and i have to admit, it's not exactly the best time to be learning new stuff. If you'll be at Market, just please don't look too closely, ok?

So, this is the first time i've ever used Heat'N Bond, the first time i've used a walking foot (and second only to my seam ripper, it's my new favorite sewing accessory), the first time i've used organic bamboo batting (another new favorite), the first time i've sewed with laminated fabric...oh, did i tell you? Central Park has 9 laminated prints! Wait til you see them. I think i exercised some new hand-muscles sewing with them, but it was totally worth it. What else? Ah yes, the first time I'll have a booth at Market! #2028 in the Moda neighborhood. If you'll be going to Market, please come by to say hello! I'm so excited and sort of anxious about the whole thing, but will be giving away free stuff with the hope that it'll distract you from looking too closely. With the exception of a certain someone's quilt that is as amazing as she is! Seriously, are you as awed as i am about how much Sherri can accomplish in a week? She's so talented and as nice as can be imagined. I'm so proud and lucky to have one of her creations hanging in my booth. Keep your eyes on her blog because i think she'll be sharing a sneak peek one of these days..

Speaking of inspiring, have you gotten your special holiday issue of
Fat Quarterly eZine yet?
I got mine the other day and you just can't believe how many fun holiday projects ideas they squeezed in there! Hard to pick which one to start with especially with such talents like Monica, John, Natalia, Jennifer, Scott, Ryan, Amanda, Darci, Erin and many other contributors!

Back in.. jeez, when was it? July? I had the pleasure of chatting with Tacha a bit about my fabric collection, "12 Days of Christmas". You can read our interview in this issue, too. Highly recommended especially if you'd like to know more about those skating elves, or what my favorite christmas song is. ;)

As a thank you to everyone at Fat Quarterly, and to get you started on all your holiday sewing and crafty projects I'm giving away a layer cake and charm pack of 12 Days to two lucky winners!

There are a number of things you can do to enter to win:
-Follow FQ's blog
-Follow FQ on twitter
-Like FQ on facebook
-Purchase a copy of Fat Quarterly's special holiday issue (lots of fun for only $5!!) and let us know which project is your favorite
-Follow my blog
-Follow me on twitter
-Let us know what your favorite holiday song is

Enter separately for each thing so you have more chances to win! I'll be picking a winner next Tuesday, a week from today. Good luck!

***this giveaway is now closed. stay tuned for another...soon!***

576 comments:

  1. I'm not going to Market, but I'm excited to see all the new things to be shared! I follow FQ's blog! :)

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  2. I'm a follower of your blog! And I love what I see!

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  3. Also follow FQ blog & loved your interview in the holiday issue!

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  4. My favourite Christmas song is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.... Thanks for chances to win.

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  5. of course i follow your blog (and love it)!!

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  6. my favourite christmas song is jingle bell (and it was the first one i learned)!

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  7. My favorite song is "Baby It's Cold Outside"

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  8. Totally like FQ on facebook :)

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  9. I just started subscribing to your blog too. I can't believe I didn't know you have one. I love your fabric designs! :)

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  10. I subscribe to the Fat Quarterly so received their special holiday issue. My favorite project has to be "The Hood" tree skirt. So cool!

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  11. I just signed up to follow FQ too.

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  12. Of course I'm a follower of your blog!!!

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  13. I follow your blog in my google reader account.

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  14. I follow FQ's blog like a dog following steak.

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  15. I follow the Fat Quarterly blog. :o)

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  16. I follow Fat Quarterly on Twitter. :o)

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  17. My favorite Christmas song is You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch ... brings back fun childhood memories.

    Thanks so much for this opportunity. Best wishes for your first booth at market and remember to take the time to have fun!!

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  18. Sooo many great projects in the holiday edition, but I love "The Hood" tree skirt.

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  19. I follow your blog. :o) Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  20. I follow you on Twitter! :o)

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  21. Favorite holiday song? Would have to be What Child is This. LOVE it! Least favorite - Feliz Navidad! Our local radio station plays the same version of it several times a day during Christmas season (and has for years!) and I've heard it so much I groan when it comes on.

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  22. I "liked" (really, it's love) FQ on facebook.

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  23. I follow your blog. (and love 12 days)

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  24. I follow your blog and saw 12 days in my LQS today - it's lovely! Would love to win some.....

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  25. I don't need to have lots of chances to win (although who wouldn't love the prizes) because I already won some 12 days from you awhile back, so go ahead and disqualify me. A 12 Days quilt is on my list of things to make for the holidays!
    However, I will be at Quilt Market, and I won't look too closely at your stitching! I'm really looking forward to seeing everything!
    The Fat Quarterly was great! I saw you in Quilter's Home, too--you're everywhere!

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  26. I generally like all Holiday music but a favourite is White Christmas.

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  27. Beautiful fabric! I'm a new follower.

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  28. My favorite Christmas song is "What Child is This?"

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  29. I follow FQ's blog too! Thanks for the chance!

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  30. My favorite Christmas song is Silver Bells. Thanks for the chance!

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  31. And I follow you on Google Reader.

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  32. I am completely smitten by the FQ tree skirt! Too cute!

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  33. Who can have just *one* favorite holiday song??? Sheesh! My favorite holiday album is Ella Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas but my favorite holiday song right now (pre-Halloween!) is "The Christmas Can-Can" by Straight No Chaser (quite fitting!)

    http://www.sncmusic.com/album/christmas-cheers-1/

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  34. I love the BZN - Once upon a Christmas.

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  35. My favorite Chritmas song is SILVER BELLS.
    My favorite Christmas Carol is Joy to the World.

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  36. I did purchase the FQ Holiday Edition - as part of my brand new subscription. My fave project is the Argyle Christmas quilt.

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  37. My favourite Christmas song is Jingle bell rock!

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  38. I love Christmas music, one of my favorite songs is White Christmas!

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  39. im really looking forward to market reports! i follow FQ blog.

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  40. i love jingle bells...basically, its a song both my young son and daughter sing around the house and i LOVE hearing them sing!!

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  41. How come I didn't know about FQ?! I'm a follower of FQ now, definitely!

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  42. AND I'm a follower of your blog now, too! (Too many wonderful projects,...)

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  43. I follow your blog - look forward to every post!

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  44. Favorite Christmas song...White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby.

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  45. I already Follow your blog. I love your stuff! I just got some Fandango from a friend, so lovely!!

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  46. My favorite holiday song is O Holy Night, but it has to be sung by a guy, not a girl.

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  47. My favorite xmas song is Jingle Bells.

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  48. What a generous giveaway! I follow FQ's blog...

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  49. My favorite Christmas song is "Do You Hear What I Hear?" I just love it! :)

    I haven't worked with laminated fabrics before but I have been tossing around some ideas that would put some to use. We'll just have to see if these ideas ever make it to the top of the "Someday" list.

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  50. And I've "liked" FQ on Facebook!

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  51. And I received the FQ Holiday special (I'm a subscriber). It's fantastic!

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  52. I also follow your blog (on my reader)!

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  53. And I follow you on Twitter! (@spcase)

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  54. And finally, my fave holiday song is "Carol of the Bells." Phew! :)

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  55. I follow FQ's blog & FB. I follow your blog!

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  56. I follow FQ's blog. Love them! they have such fantastic projects. (and i've been drooling over 12 days of christmas for a while)

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  57. I'm a follower of your blog. Good luck with all the new stuff you are learning. I'm sure everything will be beautiful for market!

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  58. Argyle Christmas is my favorite project from FQ holidays. I puffy heart argyle and yet haven't made an argyle quilt yet!

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  59. I'm a follower of your blog. Thank you!

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  60. I'm also a follower of Fat quarters blog.

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  61. I am already a follower.....what a fun giveaway!

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  62. I am a follower of your blog too

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  63. my favorite Chrismas song is "Go Tell it on the Mountain". Thanks!

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  64. I subscribe to FQ and the holiday issue I love the tree skirt w/ houses on it! Thanks!

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  65. I already purchased the FQ Holiday issue. Your interview was great.

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  66. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night.

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  67. I have a copy of the Holiday edition of FQ (subscriber) - my favorite project is the ice skating cowl!

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  68. My favorite holiday (right now) is "Bring a Torch, Jeneatte, Isabella"!

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  69. what a beautiful collection... i'm a follower of their blog..

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  70. I purchased FQ's Holiday Issue and the Mug Rug is my favorite.

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  71. I am a fan of FQ on Facebook. Thank you for all of the chances to win! BTW, I'm doing the FQS Holiday Mystery 12 Days of Christmas BOM with your fabric and I just love it! Can't wait to see what it looks like when I am all done.

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  72. My favorite holiday song is "Silver and Gold" from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

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  73. I follow fat quarterly's blog through Google reader.

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  74. I follow your blog through Google reader.

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  75. And on twitter...( @bomblet) Love your stuff! keep it up! Thanks for the inspiration and chance at a giveaway!

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  76. My favorite Christmas song is, "Grandma Got Run Over by A Reindeer"
    :)

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  77. My favorite holiday song is "O Holy Night". Coming in close second is "Percy the Puny Poinsetta" from Elmo & Patsy's Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer album.

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  78. My favourite christmas song is I'm dreaming of a White Christmas.

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  79. I am also a follower of your blog and FQ. I'm running over there right now to post. Oh thanks for the giveaway. Love that fabric..

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  80. I follow your blog! (Love it, by the way.)

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  81. My favorite holiday song is Silver Bells!

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  82. I follow your blog and also FQ's blog.

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  83. I love your blog and already have alot of your Christmas line for a great quilt...love it!!
    Fav song, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus!

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  84. OH what a wonderful giveaway! I signed up to be your follower.

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  85. I am a follower. I hope I win!!

    mdehoop@hotmail.com

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  86. My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  87. My favorite Holiday song has to be Rockin around the Christmas tree.

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  88. I already follow Fat Quarterly's Blog. Thanks!

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  89. I follow and am so happy for all that is happening with you and your creations right now. I can't wait to see the laminated and do something with it. I saw Sherri's sneak peak, it's awesome!

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  90. My favorite holiday song is "O Holy Night"

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  91. I love Silver Bells, weird huh. It just reminds me of my little snowy home town with only 2 stores to shop at Christmastime.

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  92. Just signed up to follow your blog. Wonderful fabrics....thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. FOLLOWING AND HAPPY TO DO SO!
    LAMINATED SO EXCITING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING,LOVE,LINDA

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  94. I loved reading about you Kate!

    (I wish I had a Central Park quilt to send you for Market, but I've only got Fandango!). :)

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  95. Following. I love how you share your inspiration and creative process, not just the finished product. Makes it more real and not mere magic (tho there is some of that too!)

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  96. I'm a follower!! Really excited about your laminated line!

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  97. I follow the blog! Really excited to see this come out - thanks for a chance to win

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  98. My fav Christmas song is O Holy Night.

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  99. I follow your blog and am subscribed in GReader.

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  100. Favorite Christmas song is "Oh Holy Night"

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  101. I follow FQ's blog. Thank you for the great giveaway! :-)

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  102. I agree with you~ Sherri is amazing! I can't wait to see more than a sneak peek. :-)

    My favorite Christmas song, that's a hard one. It would be a tie between I'll Be Home For Christmas and Chestnuts Roasting on the Fire.

    Thanks!

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  103. I loved working with that fabric to make my little project for Fat Quarterly! I'd love a chance to win some more! :] My favorite holiday music has got to be anything by Mannheim Steamroller!

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  104. I follow FQ on Facebook
    Chris x

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  105. & my favourite project in the Christmas issue is the tree skirt
    Chris x

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  106. I follow FQ's blog. I've been a subscriber since they first came out.

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  107. I'm now #470 of your followers and I'm adding you to my Google Reader.

    I love the new Central Park line.

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  108. My favorite Christmas song is Merry Little Christmas. I love Deck the Halls too.

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  109. My favourite Christmas song is "Tryumfy Króla Niebieskiego" (Polish carol) and I'm not sure if there is an English version (probably not).

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  110. I love the "In the Hood" tree skirt! So cute:)

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  111. I follow you on twitter!

    I feel like such a stalker:)

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