100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Welcome to Day 3 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Isn’t this fun?! There is just so much to see! This is Volume 5, the orange issue. Please look for it locally next week or find it at quiltandsewshop.com.

QMMS 120022 COVER shadow 2006 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway There are still a couple of other active giveaways in case you missed them: Day 1 and
Day 2. We’d love to put an issue in your hands so just leave comments as instructed!

Today’s industry sponsors are RJR and Coats & Clark.


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days of yore 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

Days of Yore designed by Sue Marsh for RJR Fabrics.


Both have sent prizes for lucky winners we’ll choose here.

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These great tins with vintage images (celebrating their 200th Anniversary) are Coats & Clark's contribution to the prize bundles!

We appreciate the partnership of both companies. Remember there’s a giveaway at the end of this post, too: copies of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 5 and other quilty prizes!

A few blocks for your enjoyment…

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String Twist by Lorraine Olsen

String Twist would be great in so many different fabrics. The 30′s shown above are fun; I can also imagine Civil War repros, brights with black and white prints, girly lime and purple or pink and yellow, earthy batiks—so many possibilities.

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Mirrored Ribbon Star by Donna Lynn Thomas

Fussy cutting gives Donna Lynn Thomas’s Mirrored Ribbon Star a beautiful kaleidoscope effect. To change it up, you might try for the effect of twisted ribbon!

And now on to…

Today’s Featured Designers: Visit their blogs for inspiration and more chances to win!

1. Stacey Carey: staceysplace.com

2. Jenifer Dick: 42quilts.blogspot.com

3. Jennifer Schifano Eutsler: curlicuecreations.blogspot.com

4. Carolyn Goins: cpgdesigns.blogspot.com

5. Cheryl Haynes: prairiegrovepeddler.blogspot.com

6. Robin Koehler: nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com

7. Jessie Kurtz: hardinghilldesigns.typepad.com

8. Sherri McConnell: aquiltinglife.com

9. Nancy McNally: nancysonestitchatatime.blogspot.com

10. Arlene Neely: quiltingwithrabbits.com

11. Renelda Peldunas-Harter: quiltedcora.blogspot.com

12. Dodi Lee Poulsen: squirrelhollowgals.blogspot.com

13. Denise Starck: QM Graphic Designer

Now a giveaway right here. For your chance to win, please leave a comment here by midnight Friday, May 4 giving a two sentence description of your sewing space. We’ll choose winners and announce them here next week.

Congratulations to #325 Sheena B, #109 Jayne Honnold and #133 Kay Mc, whose comments were randomly chosen as winners in the Day 3 Giveaway. Thanks to all who visited the blog today and left great comments.

QMMS 120022 COVER shadow 2007 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 GiveawayLook for Orange at the Newsstand by May 8

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In other news, the debut of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks this spring has been met with enthusiasm.

QMMS 120021 cover 200 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 GiveawayFeatures 18 amazing quilts with blocks from past Volumes of 100 Blocks. Still available while quantities last: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.

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Note: This post is anchored to the top of the blog. Be sure to scroll down to look for more active giveaways and quilty fun.

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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349 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 3 Giveaway

  1. Most of the time it’s in the corner of the dining table. But it’s ok for the time being ;)

  2. Jane says:

    My sewing room is a large room in the basement that was added when we did a remodel several years ago. I have a very large stash that has spilled over into the next room, and challenges me to use it every time I am in the vicinity.

  3. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    2 words? NOT FINISHED!

  4. Carol says:

    My sewing space has lots of light, a comfortable chair for my family, and lots of blue and yellow. It’s a pleasure to be there!

  5. Deb says:

    My sewing space is (believe it or not!) in my living room. A Costco table is set up when I want to sew and taken down when company is coming or it’s time to straighten up the mess!

  6. Carol says:

    My Diva Den (Sewing Room) was one of the first rooms I set up when I purchased my home. I put up a design wall (4×8); converted the closet into my fabric mini fabric store, and I share this room with my favorite sewing buddy – my cat.

  7. All I can say is WOW,,I love your blog .This is my first time visiting,I came over from Bonnie Hunter site.I have added your blog to my favorites and will be visiting often,,thanks for letting me join.
    I love your blocks tutoral…

  8. Carmen says:

    My sewing room is completely disorganized and chaotic right now. It is also full of other crafts, also not organized, so it takes me a while before I can work on any project.

  9. Donna Gauch says:

    My sewing room is controlled chaos most of the time. Not large enough for sewing and laundry Oh well at least it’s my room.

  10. Susan says:

    My sewing space is a corner in my bedroom. My fabric is in an Ikea expedit cubby-type bookshelf, various drawers and some containers under a few beds. When no one is home, my projects tend to expand into other rooms. Then everything must be put away when the children& grandchildren come.

    thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Carol H says:

    My sewing space in Florida is a corner of my husband’s home office with a cutting table he made for me and a 4 foot folding table for my sewing machine & laptop. In Minnesota I use a spare bedroom containing almost everything I could possibly need to create except time.

  12. Dianne says:

    My sewing space is within my bedroom. I have a murphy bed unit. Every morning I put the bed up into the wall and pull a table out of the back of it, which becomes my cutting table. My machine is in a cabinet next to the bed and I have a fabric cabinet on the opposite wall. Everything has to be put away at night, except the machine. It’s tight, but that activity doubles as my exercise too!!!

  13. Lois LaPointe says:

    My sewing space is way too small but wonderful big things still seem to come out of that little room. I gave my couch away to put up a Bernina quilting frame in my living room and my guestroom queen bed is piled high with overflow and my dining room table holds my cutting mat and scissors!

  14. Kris Bolick says:

    I really look forward to your magazine coming out. It is so exciting to see new ideas for blocks and the wonderful fabrics that are used in them. Keep up the good work! Here is an idea for your next 100 Blocks – Have a contest to have some of us non-designers create blocks for you. Thanks for all of your hard work in putting out this magazine.

  15. Becky (central oregon) says:

    my sewing space has become the orginal “room” i had it in the front half of the liveing room and the “design bed” in my guest room!!

  16. Marilyn says:

    I love giveaways! Thanks so much – I enjoy reading what other people are up to in the quilting world.

  17. Helen Pickens says:

    My sewing room is a wonderful, large room filled with just about everything I need for quilting. It is at the back of my house and I love that I can close the door and never have to reveal the mess I make at times.

  18. Karrie Smith says:

    My sewing space consists of Ikea furniture, including a large flat desk (where my sewing machine and my two Ottlites live) attached to a bookcase (that holds my sewing books and magazines), that holds those square containers (and mine are full of fabric and projects), and it’s neighbor is my ironing board and my Singer iron that I love so much! I have two Ikea “picture frame” shelves on the wall above the desk, that hold my rulers (I’m partial to Omnigrid), binding, and other displayable notions, and underneath that I have a thread holder that displays my Gutermann threads, which is next to my plastic containers full of notions and anything else I need for sewing.

  19. QuiltSue says:

    My sewing space is a lovely light, bright conservatory, looking out on my back garden. It is large, but still not large enough.

  20. Kathleen says:

    My sewing space is almost nonexistant. When I do take time to sew my sewing space is cramped and tiny and cluttered, but I still love sewing and I love my Bernina sewing machine so much! Thanks for asking! :)

  21. A beautiful space in my basement that is a continuing project. Right now it is manageable chaos as I have been trying to catch up and I may just get it done.

  22. Victoria M. says:

    My sewing room is a nice size spare bedroom with a couple big tables (former fabric store catalog tables), a lower one for the sewing machine and a higher one for a cutting table. The room doubles as a guest bedroom, but I’m lucky to have plenty of space to store my fabric and supplies.

  23. DebbieKL says:

    We just moved and my sewing space isn’t defined yet. Right now it’s a folding table and fabric bins amongst lots of boxes!

  24. Claudia says:

    I’m still in the closet. No, really. I go into the walk-in closet and shut the door. My sewing table, machine, and most of my fabric is there. I have to go into the bathroom to iron.

  25. Sheena B says:

    My sewing space doubles as my paper crafting space. As a result, it is WAY too small for everything it contains.

  26. Melissa says:

    I recently moved my sewing maching on a desk in our extra bedroom in front of a window. Sometimes I take it in the living room and sew with it on a small table.

  27. Nancy says:

    My sewing space is just my sewing machine set up next to my computer. For storage of tools and fabric, I have a set of bookshelves that also house my other paperwork items. Thanks for the opportunity at this giveaway!

  28. 4dreamsr says:

    My sewing space is a large 20′ x 20′ corner room with 3 large windows supplying plenty of light. It would be perfect if only I could get it organized!

  29. Cindi C says:

    My quilting space is crowded but it’s peaceful. I wish I could get in there more often.

  30. Julie A. B. says:

    Our whole home is my quilting space. I love to be home!

  31. Julie Thomsen says:

    Started as my sewing machine just in the dinning room, now the walls, the buffet, (no dinning room table, just cutting and ironing tables) have grown with tools, patterens, and fabric yes fabric everywere. We have swelled into the living room with a shortarm sewing machine and frame that when working I can look up and see what the weather is that I may be missing. It has truely taken over my life, or my eating and enteraintment rooms.

  32. Barbara Spurr says:

    My sewing space is my santuary. The place where I can shut out the rest of the world and lose myself in all my beautiful fabrics that I have collected!!!

  33. Judy says:

    My sewing space is our extra bedroom. It is small and crowded but I am thankful to have a space that is all my own. I was storing all my books and some other thing in the guest room. We moved my mother in with us and my husband discovered all my hidden treasures. Now my room is really stuffed and I am not supposed to ever say anything about how much stuff he has. Don’t you hate it when that happens?

  34. kwiltnkats says:

    My sewing space has recently been filled with an Ash White Kola QuiltPro Plus IV sewing cabinet and Pfaff Quilt Expression 4 sewing machine. Talk about thrilled! Sandi

  35. Jill says:

    I have taken over a bedroom in our house. I love it because I can now close the door and when I’m done for the day and when I am ready pick up right where I left off. I keep my fabric in another room.

  36. Debbie M says:

    Well, my sewing space is very, VERY messy. My sewing machine table is facing a cabinet with a TV and I “listen” to the TV while I’m doing all my sewing and needlework, etc.

  37. Rhonda H. says:

    Our house is bursting at the seams so all my sewing supplies (including my fabric stash) are kept in the bottom of my husband’s closet……dangerous, I know ;>). When it’s time to sew, what I need is dragged to the dining table where I set my machine up and we have to eat around what’s going on ;>) Thanks for chance to win!

  38. Debbie says:

    When my daugher moved out after college I got a room of my own.. my sewing room is my place of peace and quiet… the place I become myself again. my husband calls it my sewing cave..

  39. Kristin M says:

    My sewing room is split. I have my sewing table and supplies in one room and my fabric stash in another.

  40. Mary says:

    My sewing space is in a room just off the dining room with lots of windows, easy access to the kitchen, and a great view of the back yard. It is packed with tons of fabric, patterns and favorite things, but my 23-month old granddaughter has been known to describe it as simply “Mess!”.

  41. Sandy Farquhar says:

    My Sewing Space is an Extra Bedroom with lots of natural light and has a neat cutting table I got from Ikea that is actually a Stand alone Kitchen Cabinet with drawers that have glass windows with the top as a wood block that is 36″ tall. I also have an Ikea cabinet and a wall board I made and a Dream Sewing Table w/room for my Ironing Board as well.

  42. Kristen says:

    My sewing space is my finished basement, and I used to have it all to myself until we got a cat. Now I need to share and he is in my business everywhere!

  43. Donna Russ says:

    my sewing room is the spare bedroom, I have one corner wall with fabric hanging , a large table in the center of the room, with my sewing machine, cutting boards, and a place to iron, with 4 dressers along the walls, full of sewing exquipment……

  44. Nancy Sue says:

    My workspace is a bit on the wee small side, so I only have “room” to leave three words: Comfortably creative chaos :)

  45. Bettina says:

    My sewing space is a small writing desk that normally is occupied by my computer (but I hide the machine underneath) and two pinboards attached to the wall above to hang inspiration fabrics and block ideas on- I dream of a cutting table and wall space to hang blocks and quilt layouts on…
    thanks for the giveaway! fingers crossed!

  46. My sewing space is a combination of my utility room and dining room. My cabinets in my utility room are the perfect height for cutting and I sew in the dining room.

  47. Regina says:

    My sewing room used to be our daughther’s bedroom. We made it my sewing room about 5 yrs ago, it’s my favorite room in the house.

  48. PJB says:

    My sewing space is split between two rooms. Both are a mess because I have too many projects.

  49. Pat B says:

    My sewing space is an grown daughter’s old bedroom with an Ikea bookshelf unit for storage and an Ikea foldaway table in front of my sewing table to hold my quilts as I sew them. The closet is jam packed with fabric/patterns/scraps and all my mother’s old quilt magazines.

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