Sew Grateful Week Giveaway: Winner

2014-02-24_18-38-21_300_2First I would like to thank all of you for stopping by my little blog. I have enjoyed meeting you through the comments. I have tried to follow all of your blogs (through Feedly) if you have one, so I am looking forward to getting to know you better and seeing the interesting things you make. I wish I could send fabric to each of you.

And now for the winner. The random number chooser picked 17, so that means Colonel Hazard has won this giveaway of fat quarters!Screen shot 2014-03-01 at 8.25.32 PM Colonel Hazard, congratulations and I hope these make great pops of color on your garments.

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Sew Gateful Week Resources: Calculator

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For those of you who are quilters, this may be old news. For dressmakers…well, I’ve never seen any dressmakers besides me use this handy calculator, which just seems a shame. So I thought I could share by letting everyone know about this awesomeness…It does FRACTION math. I don’t particularly want to spend my life figuring out ‘5/8 inches plus this’ or ‘that minus 5/8 inches’. And I usually get it wrong when I try, even though I’m a math geek. I love math, but can’t seem to do any fraction math when I’m in the heat of a sewing battle. So, this little calculator helps me out. It also does things like ‘add 1/2 yard plus 12 inches’ or ‘5 1/2 yards plus 10 meters’. Super handy.

2014-02-26_08-51-13_64If you are a quilter and haven’t heard of this calculator…well it’s even better news for you. You can figure out yardage for your squares, calculate how much sashing or binding you need, what you need for backing, etc. It takes a bit of manual-reading to get all that figured out, but the manual tucks into a pocket in the back of the calculator, so it’s always handy.

So, there you go. If you are really interested in this sewing resource, both of the links below would be a good place to purchase. Then you could live a life where you never subtract 5/8 inches again.

Quilting Calculator from Amazon | Quilting Calculator from Greenbaum’s Quilted Forest

Sew Grateful Week Giveaway: Fat Quarters

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Now that I finally have a little sewing blog, I can take part in the Debi’s Sew Grateful Week. I’m really happy to take this little step into the sewing blog community, because I am very grateful for this community.

For now, I have a little something to give away…six fat quarters of quilting cotton as shown in the picture below. I have tried to get the colors as true as possible in the image, but you know how computers are with color.┬áSo, the green on the farthest left is what I would call a sage color. 2014-02-24_18-38-21_300_2Maybe that will help you envision what the colors actually are. This giveaway is open to anybody who comments on this post. If you like, tell me what you think you might do with the fabric. Please make your comments by the end of the day on Friday February 28th and I will choose the winner over the weekend.