Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Day Giveaway~Spring Basket of Goodies

I am turning over a new leaf!

It's the old leaves of fall! They are getting all raked up & put to compost. Ecological Repurposing!

So carrying this over into the can I get that spring feeling here at FNQ?

I am offering a Quilter's Dream Basket for my March Giveaway. Just look at that scrumtious basket of quilting goodness! Retail value of the basket is $ 32.25
Here are the rules
(don't you just hate that part?)
Jump over to my website and check out all the pages.

Come back here & post a link to either:

  • a quilting charity (not yet listed )
  • or a link to a website (not yet listed) offering free quilting patterns or tutorials.

AND in your post, tell us your absolute most favorite quilting notion

I will draw at random from all the entries on March 17th and post here so you can all be jealous


quiltingfrenzy said...

Here is a great site for free patterns.

FabricsNQuilts said...

That is a great one. I think it is listed as blocks galore on the site. I am putting the wraps on a top using the pieced star block now.

thanks for checking out the site!

Sue Cahill said...

I love Polka Dot Pineapple's blog ( She has great tutorials on making yoyo's and really nice yoyo projects.

My favorite quilting notion is my 1/4 inch bar, I use it to draw sewing/cutting lines when I'm had piecing and to rotary cut seam allowances when I paper piece.

Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

kimbuktu said...

Here's one:

My favorite sewing notion is a needle. You can basically do anything in the sewing arena with a needle and thread. The pincushion comes in 2nd because I like to collect them.

rdrop said...

I love mystery quilt and my small group did one from

She has 3 free mystery quilts and a few free quilt patterns here.

My favorite sewing notion has to be my rolling hem foot, has saved me a lot of ironing for my pillow backs. ^_^

Rachel Locke said...

While surfing the other day I came across the charity Blankets of Love. They donate little quilts to families who have had a newborn die or a still birth.
My favorite notion right now would probably be my rotary cutter.

Rachel Locke said...

I had another idea. Why not make quilted boredom buster bags. Make little quilted bags and fill them with things to take to cancer patients as they sit in the waiting rooms. They often have long waits and could use little things like that to help pass the time.

Shannon said...

Here's a great quilting charity: Quilts of Valor
This one has a lot of patriotic free patterns:

My favorite quilting notion is my basting gun and grate. They make basting super easy and I don't have any puckers or folds on the back!

Jenna Z said...

I love the free patterns available through the ezine Cotton Spice:

I quilt for Project Linus but I see that's already listed so here are a couple of others:

And I could not do without my free-motion quilting foot for my sewing machine! It has opened up a new world for me!!

Anonymous said...

A sight that I go to that has free patterns is

Judy does a great job of writing directions for easy to follow along patterns.

My favorite tool, is a new one to the market, about a year ago, called the Prep-tool by
It allows you to mark where the quarter inch seam and intersections for perfect seam sewing.

and my second favorite tool is my longarm, get those projects done and out the door!!!

Karen L (bklang at agwireless dot net

Nikki said...

I went looking, love the moda fabrics. My favorite charity is since you have that listed on your web is a new one for me....Mountain Baby Blankets organized by Rachel Cox at She has a list of free tutorials today. Good surfing fun. I have promised to make a quilt for her.

My favorite tool right now is my brand new 22 inch cutting ruler. What a time saver!

Nikki in Virginia

Anonymous said...

I hope this one works :)

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Debbie said...

oh well you know I am workign on a Aids Quilt panel for a block.
No free patterns or giveaways here.

FabricsNQuilts said...

Ok, we had 10 entries that met the guidelines...using please....

Our winner is #6 Jenna Z!