Fabric Spark blogger bundle giveaway!

I was so excited to be contacted by Daryl of Fabric Spark to create a blogger bundle for her site. She was so fun to work with because she’s just as passionate about fabric as I am. And I love her taste, so choosing this bundle was almost too easy.


I hope you love it too because you have a chance to win it!


To enter, simply click over to Fabric Spark and take a look around. Come back and leave a comment telling me what you like in Daryl’s shop.

The giveaway is open internationally and will close next Wednesday, April 23, at 12 pm EST.


Oh, and be sure to look us up on Instagram (@sarahschraw and @fabricspark) because there’s an identical giveaway going on there!

It’s better to give…

than to receive.

Receiving? Also good.


I received a couple of truly lovely surprises this week from my friends Daisy (Ants to Sugar) and Michelle (Factotum of Arts).

I happened to mention on Instagram (@sarahschraw) that I didn’t have any brown fabric. As in, none. At all.

So Daisy and Michelle each sent a fun little package with some brown fabric and a few extra surprises thrown in. (Because when quilters pay postage, we make the most of it).

Thanks so much you guys!

Now for the giving part!

I have 2 custom bundles to give away from 2 different events this past weekend: the Grow your Blog blog hop and Sunday Stash.

From the Grow your blog giveaway, Mr. Random chose lucky number 2-5!

I love your quilts!! I would love for you to pick what color bundle.. I love any!!!

Whitney blogs at The Running Stitch, so after a little super-secret investigation this is the bundle I came up with for her:


I hope she loves it!

From the Sunday Stash giveaway, Mr. Random chose lucky number 1-0-5!

I added my link!

Nick (who blogs at Quilts from the Attic) requested purple and green. It was an extra fun challenge to create a fabric bundle for a man! I had to stalk him a little to be sure I got it right.


I hope this works for you Nick!

Maybe it really is better to give than to receive. This was a ton of fun! These bundles will go out tomorrow, along with the bee blocks I’ve been dreading. Must. Do. Today. 48 HSTs, here I come…

A lucky gal


Mr. Random spit out the number 41, and she’s one lucky Gail:

on December 9, 2013 at 10:25 am 

I started a Noodlehead divided basket and messed it up, so I ended up using the fabric for other crafts. I need to try again!

Yay for you Gail! I think the universe definitely wants you to try this basket again.

I’ve sent Gail an email and will get the basket off to her right away. Thanks so much for all the entries (422)! This has been so fun that I’m sure I’ll be doing another giveaway soon, maybe as part of the Barn door quilt-a-long in January/February.

Sew mama sew giveaway!

Giveaway is closed! There’ll be another soon. 🙂

Yay! I’ve been so excited for this day to come and now here we are.


Sew Mama Sew is hosting a HUGE giveaway party this week! I decided to make a Noodle-head divided basket because there are so many ways to use it, especially in a sewing space. In the new year I plan to make a whole set of them for myself for scrap sorting and storage. You can read more about my experience sewing this basket here.



Hey look! I even lined the pocket for you.


And because quilters always want to make the most of it when we’re paying postage anyway, I’ll definitely include some favorite fabric scraps. Maybe I’ll even include an extra (PAID) copy of the pattern if the winner doesn’t already have it.

To enter, simply leave a comment telling me whether you’ve ever made a Noodle-head divided basket or other fabric basket. As always, followers (old and new) get an extra entry. Just leave an extra comment indicating how you follow. (And yes, the giveaway is open internationally.)

Be sure to click over to Sew Mama Sew to find more great giveaways! This giveaway (and all the others) close on December 13 at 5 pm. Good luck!

Finish: Noodle-head divided basket for YOU

Such a fun finish today!


I have long admired the Noodle-head divided basket. When I heard about the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to give it a try.

I blocked off pretty much this whole week to work on it but that turned out to be completely unnecessary! I finished it in one day – maybe 5 hours of sewing time from cutting out the pattern pieces to taking the final stitch. Some of you who are more experienced at this type of project are probably laughing at me because perhaps that took longer than it should have! I’ve got big plans to make many, many more of these so I’m sure I’ll have a chance to speed it up a bit.

This basket is big! I think it’s about 10 inches tall and 14 wide. It fits nicely on the Ikea Expedit shelves so many of us have!


I included all the optional steps (lined pockets!) because that’s how much I love you guys.


Come back on Monday for a chance to win this basket along with a few goodies I’m sure I won’t be able to resist tucking inside.


Linking with Crazy Mom!

Go buy a lottery ticket, Sarah

What are the odds, math geniuses? Sarah of Mila and Cautro won again! She was lucky comment number 7, chosen on my honor by Random.org:

Awesome to have finished your tutorials, you obviously spent a great deal of time on them. I’ve pinned them to my ‘Quilting Tutorials’ pinterest board – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169870217168354576/

She previously won here. Crazy!

I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who shared my tutorials in any way! The “Your 1st Quilt” tab will be a permanent feature here so feel free to point people to it if they want to learn to quilt. Better yet, hold a class of your own! The more quilters the better I always say. Did you know it’s a $3.5 billion industry? (That’s PER YEAR!) My husband would say that I’m definitely doing my part to add to those numbers.

Here are some pics of the hand-cut charm pack Sarah won:



You can see these fabrics at work in my penny sampler here and here.

Don’t forget there’s still a giveaway open to beginners! If you use my tutorials to make your 1st quilt and email me a picture of it, you’re entered to win this same charm pack. As soon as I get 10 entries I’ll do the drawing!

Sunday funday giveaway/ Sunday stash

What better way to celebrate the beginning of a new week than a giveaway?

Julie over at 627Handworks is doing a series of Sunday giveaways and inviting us along!

Here is what I’m offering today:


A sweet little charm pack from Kate Spain’s brand new line, Sunnyside! I got one for myself and it’s already cut up for my hexi project.

To enter, simply leave a comment. Leave an extra comment if you’re a follower or if you become one today! The giveaway will close Monday at midnight and I’ll announce the winner Tuesday. *Yes, I will ship internationally.*

And since I had to order the charm pack anyway, I threw in a “few extra things” for myself (NOT part of the giveaway, ha ha)…



I’m particularly excited about the design possibilities here:


Today and tomorrow I’ll be frantically trying to catch up on my Penny Sampler blocks and I’ll be back to share those as soon as they’re done!

Linking up with Sunday Stash!