Archive for the ‘Giveaway!’ Category

Fabric Giveaway on the Ruby Blog!

October 17, 2009

Come on over the Ruby blog! I’m giving away 2 yards of Vintage Cherries from Farmers Market in exchange for your favorite Christmas memory!


If you had $1000 to give away….

May 2, 2009

who/what would you give it to and why? Letโ€™s just say, someone gave you $1000 with the stipulation that you had to give it all away.

Some answers may be printed in June 09 Cotton Spice so, if itโ€™s ok with you to be printed, add your name/initials and city/state/country.

You can still play if you donโ€™t want your answer printed, just say so ๐Ÿ™‚

Things like โ€?Iโ€™d give it to my husband.โ€? donโ€™t qualify. They have to be creative.

So, who would you give it to and why? you can name more than 1 person/place.

And here is the latest picture of my Jane Austen quilt –


The Great Inklingo Giveaway!

April 28, 2009

Do you Inklingo? It is a fabulous way to make quilts. The quilts we usually stay away from – Double Wedding Ring, Hexagon Quilts, Drunkards Path…etc. Inklingo lets you print the pieces AND stitching lines directly on your fabric. This is a huge timesaver, and gives you perfect sized pieces every single time!

So, the Inklingo Blog is having a giveaway!

ย A number of Inklingoists have put together prizes for this, the first Great Inklingo Give-Away. In the following 16 posts, you will see a variety of prizes utilizing shapes from all the Inklingo collections we have to date. We all know that this kind of a revolutionary new product can seem a bit daunting and that people may be hesitant to try. Those of us who have been using Inklingo for a while or, in some cases, since day one (or before!) know what an absolutely fabulous product it is and we want to give you a chance to see for yourself just how simple it makes stitching great blocks and quilts!

What will you receive? You’ll receive the fabrics shown in the individual Give-Away post, prewashed and printed with the shapes needed for that prize. You will also receive a test piece of fabric showing the various ink colours available when printing with Inklingo, an illustration or photo or pattern for the project, and in some cases a page from the applicable Inklingo project with some extra stitching hints for that particular shape collection.

So! What are you waiting for? Go visit the blog and start commenting!

New Contest

March 17, 2008

pink-lily.jpgOk… first let me say that I am doing significant work on the sewing room/office project. You won’t believe it! But, to pass the time for you let’s have a contest!

This is called Caption That Picture! Leave a comment captioning this picture. Friday I’ll pick the best 5 and then YOU all get to vote to pick the best one! (takes a lot of pressure off me!!!!) ๐Ÿ™‚ Here ya go…


Let the Captioning begin…. (click on it to get the big pic)

Tuesday note: I forgot to name a prize!!!! well, I’m doing a lot of cleaning in the sewing room, so how about I start putting together a Goodie Box? I’ll find a nice sized box and fill it to the brim with ‘sewing room/quilting’ things. Believe me…I’ve got enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

The quilty books winner is….

February 7, 2008

pink-lily.jpgKarrin! who wrote “Cut hats. I am interested in being in the drawing.” (now I’m pretty sure she meant to say ‘cute hats’ cause ‘cut hates’ just doesn’t make any sense!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Congratsย  Karrin! Email me – editor at cottonspice dot com with your address and I’ll get these books in the mail to you!

More later!

Giving Away More Stuff…..

February 2, 2008

Congrats Leah! I’m always amazed by how ‘non-random’ a random picking of a number is. One time I made a quilt from simple 3″ squares. I put them all in a brown paper bag and the rule was, I had to sew in the order the squares came out – no matter what! I couldn’t believe how often I picked the same fabric over and over. It was a brown paper bag, I shook it for mixing purposes often, and even closed my eyes when picking! Still… the quilt had many fabrics next to each other that were the same. I have no explanation for that… but Leah’s happy and so I’m happy! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll get your quilt in the mail Monday!
I’d been looking for a knitting charity to become involved in – and I found one!

ย “Macuwita sni” is a Lakota term which translates to: “I’m not cold”!

The several thousand children of the Cheyenne River Sioux in South Dakota need our hand knitted wool sweaters!!!

If you love to knit & want to open both your heart & stash to warm a child …. do join! There are no fees … no schedules …. no requirements – well, I guess wool yarn, a little time and a little mail money to send your creation to SD are the basics which you will need.

Our focus is child sized clothing – size 2 -14. WOOL is WONDERFUL – although a wool/acrylic blend is OK as long as the concentration of wool to acrylic is higher. ~ (No cottons or 100% acrylics please!)~

Please consider a larger size too. Yes – it may take a wee bit longer to knit & use a wee bit more yarn – but older children are sometimes over looked. Heck the style *is* oversized anyway!

Got extra wool?? Maybe a hat … or mittens … or sox … or vest!

This group is a work in progress … let us have fun & knit or crochet!! It would be wonderful if we heard “Macuwita sni ” yelled out, loud & clear!

I’m pretty excited about this and have already knitted 2 hats.

pinkhat.jpgย ย ย  swspinkhat2.jpg

So… let’s have another giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m telling you – this is too much fun! What to give away, what to give away… let’s see….

How about a collection of quilting books? I picked out 5 books from my library, that I’m willing to part with –

  • Double Pinwheel Quilt by Eleanor Burns
  • Star Log Cabin Quilt by Eleanor Burns
  • 24 Quilted Gems by Gai Perry
  • Amish Quilts – A Rodale Quilt Book
  • Rug Hooking For The First Time by Donna Lovelady (isn’t that a pretty name?)

Leave a comment starting today until Wednesday Feb 6, 2008 and I’ll pick a winner Wednesday Night. Isn’t this fun? ๐Ÿ™‚

The winner of the strawberry quilt….

February 1, 2008

pink-lily.jpgis Leah S. of according the random number generator. Leah, email me at editor at with your shipping information, and I’ll get that quilt on it’s way to it’s new home! ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats Leah!

Finally! The Basket Suggestion Winner!

December 17, 2007

Joanna commented about my electricity saga, and how she was wondering who’d won the Basket Suggestion Giveaway. I kind of lost sight of that while all this was going on, and I was trying to catch up and get things up to date here. Well, with the announcement of these winners, we will be up to date.

I am amazed at the different suggestions, and I’m keeping the list to use some of the different ideas later. But for now… the winner is, or should I say winners? The idea I picked was thought of by two of you, so I’m just sending them each a pattern library (their choice) Quilt, Stitchery or Penny Rug.

Ok… details!

  1. Pat on 07 Dec 2007 at 5:59 pm link comment

    I would use the basket for my current quilting or stitching project holder. I enjoy applique and embroidery. I can see those little cubbies filling up with scissors,floss,thread pencils needles and applique pieces. You could also use it as an organizer in you sewing room.You would have everything in one area that you can see without having to search through drawers. You have been given several good ideas. Good luck.


  1. Kate on 08 Dec 2007 at 10:17 am link comment

    Iโ€™d put it on the craft table and keep tools in it: scissors, crochet hooks, knitting needles, paint brushes, rulers, colored pencils, quilt marking tools, needle holders, pincushion, etc.

Email me with your details – address, preference on patterns ๐Ÿ™‚ I still have to mail out the Prep Tools and will do that this week. Catching up on mail too!

So, here’s a Before Picture of my ‘desk area’ –


and after implementing the Basket Solution suggested by Pat and Kate….



I wish it would stay like this. But I’m a habitual ‘piler’. I put things in piles all over the place. I have to put things AWAY when I’m done using them. But, see how neat and lovely my desk is… today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Congrats Pat and Amy! Email me at editor at cottonspice dot com. I’m looking forward to hearing from you ๐Ÿ™‚

I could use a suggestion…

December 7, 2007

geraniums.jpgAbout 3 yrs ago, I bought this basket at Pier 1. I love the basket, but I have no idea what to do with it. I tried hanging it on the wall, and rolling up my dishtowels to store in each little cubby, but they tended to fall out. Once the cat realized he could just reach them from the counter. (where he wasn’t supposed to be anyway)

So… We’re going to have a little contest!!!! Leave a comment, giving me your idea on how to use this basket and the one I like the best, and works the best, will win….. (I wish I had a drum) A complete pattern library of my past Idaho Quilt Company designs – their choice, quilt patterns, stitchery patterns or penny rug patterns. And the penny rug pattern library includes 1 kit!

Well, it’d probably help if you could take a peek at the basket huh?


Couldn’t help but show off my snowmen at the same time ๐Ÿ™‚ The basket is 9 1/2 x 18. Each cubby is 4 1/2 x 3 3/4.ย  I don’t mind putting it on a table, or top of a cabinet, hanging it on a wall.. whatever!!!! I’m just tired of moving it around and never using it. So, bring on the bright ideas!

Now… Etsy news! I listed one item today, and hope to list one item every day until I’m out of new items! AND… I really want to get rid of the quilts I have on there, so I cut their prices in half.


Here’s the finished pillow, it’s what came out of this picture…Ok, well that’s not entirely true, now that I see this ‘unfinished’ picture. But it’s a clue as to what’s coming! (same pillow in pink and lavender fabrics) I crocheted that edging! I think it’s the perfect little extra touch.


Drum Roll please…

December 6, 2007

And the winners are!

Riley, my executive assistant, drew the names from our little basket, 55 names total!


She mixed them up really well,


And the first name….

is JULIE! She didn’t leave a link, but she commented on Dec 2 and this is what she said, “Please put me in the draw as I am new to quilting any help I can get is great.” Julie, contact me with your mailing address. Email me editor (at) cottonspice (dot) com.

And the next name –


is our Blurry Becky! from The Butlers Wife Becky, contact me at the email address I wrote out for Julie!

And last, but certainly not least is….


our even Blurrier Marcie!!!! (is blurrier a word?) She didn’t leave a link either, but she commented on Nov. 30 and said, “Cool tool. Iโ€™ve never seen this before and would love to try it. Thanks for the chance!”

Ok, Marcie, you know the drill!

Congratulations Julie, Becky and Marcie!!!! Your Prep-Tool will be going out in the mail today or tomorrow. YIPPEE!!!!

Stay tuned for more giveaways. They are so much fun, I decided to do more!