Havel's Scissors, Fingal DVD, and Quilting Arts Giveaway

If you like to cut and fuse fabric, this giveaway is for you!

fingal quilt art and havels scissors
Art by Jamie Fingal. Scissors by Havel's.

If you're a regular reader of Quilting Arts, and of course I hope you are, you may recall Jamie Fingal's "Out of the Toolbox" article in the October/November 2012 issue. In it, Jamie tested a pair of 7" serrated scissors from Havel's Sewing by cutting intricate and simple shapes and then appliqueing the shapes to silk squares with fusible web. Jamie gave two thumbs up for these scissors, and that gave me an idea for a giveaway.

With the help of Havel's Sewing, I am pleased to offer giveaway prizes to three lucky commenters on this blog post. Each of the three giveaway packages will include a pair of the Havel's scissors Jamie tested, a copy of the Quilting Arts issue with Jamie's review and cutting tips, and a copy of Jamie's Quilting Arts Workshop DVD, Rebel Quilting: Thinking Outside the Block.

All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what project you would make first with a pair of these scissors.

I'll choose THREE winners next Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

Good luck!

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866 thoughts on “Havel's Scissors, Fingal DVD, and Quilting Arts Giveaway

  1. I would start making a quilt for my great-granddaughter who will graduate from high school this year. And how neat it would be to win the scissors on the 20th since that is my 81st birthday!

  2. OOh, I have a Christmas themed Baltimore style quilt kit that’s waiting for the perfect pair of PINK scissors to get it made!

    I’d LOVE to have them!
    and the the DVD too!

    Thanks for the chance!

  3. I want to make a mini quilt for my guild’s mini quilt auction using some small flowers growing out of a flower pot. I have the floral fabric, and the flowers are small.

  4. My next project would be creating a quilt with the black and white fabrics I have been collecting for my daughter. Most of them are batiks! She brought a lovely batik piece from travels to South East Asia, and I want to make a quilt to compliment her framed art piece.

  5. I have been looking for a great pair of scissors to make my rag quilts. finding a pair without having lot’s of pain after all the cutting has been a huge task. I would love to try yours! Thank you and have a great day.

  6. I could really use a new pair of scissors especially since I have been diagnosed with carpal tunnel again (had surgery on it 13 years ago)…plan to make a quilt for brother in law in Czech Republic recovering from surgery…now 3 1/2 weeks in ICU, but is out of coma and talking….a quilt to welcome him home after his ordeal is going to happen…thanks for the chance to win a necessary sewing tool~

  7. Well, if decluttering and classing up my workspace counts as a “project,” to be honest that’s what I’m most excited about…getting a nice quality pair of scissors and perhaps retiring some that have seen better days!

  8. Winning those scissors would help me work on my heart applique quilt throw. And any tips I can get are a blessing. Been sewing and quilting forever but seem to forget some of special ideas. And then when I take a break, I can spend some time reading the Quilting Arts issue. What a great prize!

  9. I had an idea the other day, I love cats and I have an applique pattern of cats and I would embroider on it the following: I don’t have a Cattitude, I have a Purrsonality you can’t handle. My cat is feral and has a definite cattitude.

  10. Hello,
    If I’m the winniner of the Havel’s Scissors Package Giveway, my first project will be a large 11X14 mixed media project housed in a shadow box for my new Art Studio, which will be ready for me to move into by my birthday on March 26th. YAY!
    I am beginning to teach my 10 year old granddaughter the joy of mixed media art. Her first attempt was a 3D project made for her mother as a Valentines Day gift. Her Mama cried when she received the gift saying, “this is the best gift I’ve ever been given for Valetines Day”.
    ~Thanks! Joanna~

  11. I have bought so many scissors looking for that perfect pair to fussy cut – none seem to do the trick…perhaps this pair is “the one”! I’d love to give them a try.

  12. I have bought so many scissors looking for that perfect pair to fussy cut – none seem to do the trick…perhaps this pair is “the one”! I’d love to give them a try.

  13. First would be on my current quilting project, a KING size white on white quilt. I am working on this for my daughter and son-in-law for this Christmas. Second is a baby quilt for my daughter who just found out she is expecting with our FIRST grandchild!!!!

  14. Good morning! I would love to be able to use these cool “zizzers” (as my great niece calls them) while making a flag banner for my friend’s new grandbaby. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  15. Thinking outside the block – easy for me to do – I’ve never been an “inside the line” type of crafter! Love the tea cup on the roof and the fact the flowers are larger than the house.

  16. I am absolutely planning my first crazy modern quilt using some of the new techniques I am picking up from all of the masters. I need these scissors to help me do it wrong, right and sideways backwards…

  17. The scissors look fabulous – I’d use them to fussy cut pieces for my daughters wedding quilt . They would certainly make things a bit easier. Best of luck to all the winners to be selected.

  18. The scissors look fabulous – I’d use them to fussy cut pieces for my daughters wedding quilt . They would certainly make things a bit easier. Best of luck to all the winners to be selected.

  19. The scissors look fabulous – I’d use them to fussy cut pieces for my daughters wedding quilt . They would certainly make things a bit easier. Best of luck to all the winners to be selected.

  20. I make baby blankets, burp clothes, pillowcases, etc and give them away to those in need or need a cheering up… Quality scissors would make the joy in making them so much better… So my first project I would make would be some really cute , fun , and unique curtainsfor the Freedom House in Green Bay, WI http://freedomhouseministries.org/

  21. I make baby blankets, burp clothes, pillowcases, etc and give them away to those in need or need a cheering up… Quality scissors would make the joy in making them so much better… So my first project I would make would be some really cute, fun, unique curtains for the Freedom House in Green Bay, WI http://freedomhouseministries.org/

  22. How fun! Serrated scissors remind me of my Mom’s old pinking shears, which she would kill me if I used them on anything but fabric!

    I can think of all kinds of uses for them from mug rugs to large art quilts.

  23. I have been wanting to try some art quilts and these would be perfect to get started with.
    My daughter has a new place and always asking me to make her things, so a wall hanging for her, would be fun to practice on.

    Debbie

  24. I am currentlky in Arizona working on a number of different projects – one special one for our son and another for our daughter’s wedding. It would be nice to give them a try and would love to give the DVD and PINK scissors a great home and put to use on special projects! 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  25. I love making art quilts. I am enjoying using a variety of products and supplies. Just keep finding so many favorites. I also love the dvds. I especially love being able to pause and watch again, and again. fabulous. Here’s hoping.

  26. Eventually I plan to create a “house” quilt. For now I’m trying all the techniques I’ve been wanting to try and creating houses, trees, views in lots of different formats from sewing to painting. Rebel quilting would be a great addition to find new ways to create and the scissors would give some interesting edging to some of these creations. Quilting Arts was the magazine that made me feel like a quilter even though I don’t make traditional quilts and has helped me start my grandchildren on the road to creativity.

  27. I am creating growth charts for my 3 grandbabies and they are all Steam a Seam applique so a fine pair of sissors would make all the pieces crisp and clean. There is nothing better then a new pair of sissors;~)

  28. My first grandbaby is due next month, so everything is baby, baby, baby. I envision using these scissors for gifts for the new baby and for felted toys when he/she grows us. btw… the gender is a surprise!

  29. I have been making some hand dyed fabrics and getting myself “ginned up” to make an outside the box type of quilt. (I am a traditional, stuck in the mid-tones gal that needs some fresh air!)…so, I would use this fun package to give me the push I need to let my freak flag fly! LOL

  30. I would love to try a wall hanging of flowers; never done something like that (just a Christmas wallhanging so far) but I’m totally having fun with new things all the time!

  31. I would do a quilt that I have the material for, for my Granddaughter in her favorite colors of pink and purple, she will be 6 years old in a couple months and would really like her grandma to make her this quilt.

  32. I have been wanting to make a floral themed wallhanging (machine appliqued) for my sewing room. I would put these prizes to good use. Thank you for the opportunity to win them. 🙂

  33. I have recently started a project of reverse applique, called Mola, created by the San Blas indians. Small pieces need to be cut out carefully and I think these scissors would assist me.

  34. Rachel Clark calls it selective cutting, instead of “fussy cutting”.
    She says an artist doesn’t have to be fussy to be selective!
    I am working on the guild opportunity quilt, all appliqué.
    It’s traditional blocks in bright, modern fabrics, on a
    Kona Peacock background! And as soon as I am done
    with that, it’s back to the Crazy Quilt! Thanks for the
    opportunity!

  35. The scissors will be a welcome addition to my cut and fuse originals.
    Your house in the forest project on the Havel site is nearly finished. Thank you for the tutorial.

  36. I enjoyed the article Jamie Fingal wrote; I’ve been a subscriber to Quilting Arts since the very first issue! I wonder if these scissors would work well for a lefty? I tried using a serrated rotary blade for cutting, but would love the additional control the scissors would provide. I’d try them out doing one of the projects in the DVD, of course! Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. I would start my holiday gifts. I think I will make 12 x 12 wall hangings of mountains and flowers in the bright colors like Jamie uses.

    I have tried the blades with designs pressed into them. I never seem to get them to cut well. I would love to try these sissors.

  38. I have been putting off getting started with some needle felted projects I want to try. . .have a new neddle felting machine, so want to try experimenting with some ideas I have for bags, dolls, pin art, etc. A new pair of sereated scissors would be great. I also work with light weight leather, and would be anxious to see how the scissors work on that as well.
    Thanks!

  39. I would just like to find a pair of scissors that allow me to cut big or small intricate pieces for my art quilts. I could use them today as a matter of fact to cut some stamens for star flowers…and I might use them tomorrow to cut some leaves…but of course I haven’t won them yet. 🙂 Just a little chuckle! Oh and I could use them when teaching my next class on Thread Painting because most students have horrible scissors,thinking they only need a rotary cutter for everything.

  40. I would make a beach-themed quilt for my daughter-in-law. She a Florida gal at heart, now living in New Mexico – a bit removed from the ocean. A fun project like this might help lift her spirits a little.

  41. I’m about to start a baby quilt for my niece Anne’s first baby, in which I will be incorporating clothing fabric that belonged to Anne’s mother, my sister, who lost her battle with cancer.

  42. I’m about to start a baby quilt for my niece Anne’s first baby, in which I will be incorporating clothing fabric that belonged to Anne’s mother, my sister, who lost her battle with cancer.

  43. I want to do a bright, funky small quilt since all the things I’ve been doing lately needed to be very precise for our annual quilt show. I have a number of ideas so will need to decide which one if I win this great prize.
    thanks!

  44. I have a new baby in the family. His room has an alligator theme in bold blues, greens and madris. I plan to make a wall hanging with his birthdate, full name and an alligator . Can’t wait to use those scissors to cut out the gator and other goodies.

  45. I need to start making a batch of Birthday postcards. I love the deisgn presented above , so I am thinking, cute fusible appliques (celebration themes). These scissors would be great and of course, I will always learn Jamie’s DVD. Thank you so much for the give-away opportunity.

  46. I am currently working on a project that I would use these scissors for. The pattern is “Hickory Nut” made with blues, reds, yellows and greens, many of which are wildflower print with a blue backing.

  47. I am pretending it’s summer out here on Cape Cod and I plan to cut out about 35 little fish for a wall hanging! That 7′ serrated scissors sounds like the perfect addition to my notions collection.

  48. I’m working on a “Stitchers’ Garden” quilt with lots of flower appliques and frames for which these scissors would be great to further embellish the blocks. Pick Me!! 🙂

  49. I do have some silk yardage that I would like to cut bias strips from, to use as a decorative trim on a purchased sweater…these scissors( I’m sure) would be a big help. Thanks for the chance to win!

  50. If I won a pair of 7″ serrated scissors from Havel’s Sewing I would use them for appliqueing some houses I want to cut out on a quilt. I am sure I would find other uses as my quilting progresses.

  51. If I won a pair of 7″ serrated scissors from Havel’s Sewing I would use them for appliqueing some houses I want to cut out on a quilt. I am sure I would find other uses as my quilting progresses.
    PattyS

  52. I have been making t shirt quilts for a daycare in the inner city area of Roseland in Chicago. I would use them for this current project, and I also need to start a baby quilt for a friend at church.

  53. I would use these scissors in an upcoming art project with my public school classes where I am a volunteer art instructor. We can do some felt collage work with these!

  54. I did read the article about these scissors. I am very interested in these because I work at a fabric/craft store and have cut fabric for 8hrs a day most days. Although these pretty pink scissors would be a blessing to use at work as well as a good conversation topic, I think I would prefer to use them at home. I made a goal this year to try to make something out of any magazine or book I purchase. I have a book with similar art quilts as pictured above. That would be my first project with the pair of Havel’s scissors if I was lucky enough to win them. Thank you for offering the giveaway contest.

  55. I have 5 children, 2 son-in-laws, & 17 grandchildren. I told them that next Christmas is homemade Christmas. I already have several gifts in the planning stage. It would be nice to have a new pair of scisors to help in this monumental effort.

  56. I just learned to hand dye fabric, so I have a growing stack of really cool greens, pink, red, yellow fat quaters that are just waiting to be cut in to flowers, leaves, and houses. All I’m missing are the scissors!

  57. How to choose? A quilt for my grandbaby? A Superman cap for my grandson? A new table runner for spring? No matter which, having quality scissors like these is akin to a chef having top-notch knives — the tools really do make a difference — and scissors that cut beautifully make sewing a joy!

  58. I have been dabbling with fused applique and I believe that these scissors would be an enhancement to the fun of creating! Thanks for the opportunity to win these scissors, magazine (although I already get it), and the DVD.

  59. I want to cut out flannel snowflakes and that calls for precision. I think this project and these scissors would be a perfect match. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pair of them.

  60. PLEASE pick me! I’m new to quilting. The first quilt I did was an intricate applique quilt for my first grandson. Nine squares with a really difficult applique in each one! It took me forever to do the cutting (much less the sewing and quilting!) I was thinking the entire time how much easier the job would be with a great pair of scissors! 🙂
    I’ve done one more baby quilt, and simply was learning to piece squares better and quilt in a pattern, so it wasn’t as hard … but I didn’t like the finished product as much either! I’m loving the detail work!
    I’d be honored if I were chosen! THANKS!

  61. PLEASE pick me! I’m new to quilting. The first quilt I did was an intricate applique quilt for my first grandson. Nine squares with a really difficult applique in each one! It took me forever to do the cutting (much less the sewing and quilting!) I was thinking the entire time how much easier the job would be with a great pair of scissors! 🙂
    I’ve done one more baby quilt, and simply was learning to piece squares better and quilt in a pattern, so it wasn’t as hard … but I didn’t like the finished product as much either! I’m loving the detail work!
    I’d be honored if I were chosen! THANKS!

  62. Sorry – forgot to say what my project would be if I won. I’m ready to do another applique quilt. I’ve decided I’d better do many more and have them in a stash ready to give as gifts. Now all my friends want them! thanks.

  63. How exciting to think of the possibilities! My first project will be an art quilt that represents one of the villages Ivisited in Cinque Terra…a beautiful collection of buildings and stairways built into the slope overlooking the sea.
    AngieK

  64. My youngest brother and his wife are expecting their third child and first daughter. I’m planning a special applique quilt for her first Christmas and these scissors would be the perfect tool to get that quilt started!

  65. OMG-firstly I would be in heaven to win this giveaway and secondly after viewing Jamies dvd (I have admired her from afar for too long ) i would love to make my first ever abstract collage quilt. please,please pick me ! cheers teri henke

  66. What a great offer, I have just finished hand sewing a queen size hexagon quilt with over 3000 hexagons, and would like to make another one, so need new scissors for the next one.

  67. I would use the scissors to make an applique quilt for a baby – love fusible applique and these scissors would make it so much easier! Thank you for the opportunity to win a pair!

  68. Ahhh running with serrated scissors….very complicated…lets see…it would have to involve circles…….I think I would make a quilt with appliqued circles…..nothing makes circles more interesting then ‘pinkers’. Nothing says quilt piecing and applique better than ‘pinkers’.

  69. I am designing a wool pincushion, featuring a bluebird. I would love to have a new pair of scissors to cut the small pieces, especially the leaves and twisting vine surrounding the little bird.

  70. I would make a quilt of the natural bridges at Santa Cruz. I would make it either a large wall hanging or a queen bed quilt. I would like to utilize different textures in this piece. It would show the sun setting on the beach, the tide would be at low tide, the rocks would pop out of the quilt in contrast to the serenity of the beach.

  71. I’ve got my Xmas doll he’s a Sherry Goshon pattern and oh so gorjus, and his coat is going to be Crazy Quilted so those scissors would be oh so fabulous to work with and the DVD would broaden my horizons even more and the mag well I adore Quilting Arts have since day 1. I am from Australia so I hope I am allowed into the comp as well
    Love n hugs Belinda xo

  72. My younger grandson has just discovered Noughts and Crosses (Tic Tack Toe) and can reach the pedal on my sewing machine. I’d love these scissors to help him make a board for his game.

  73. I love to journal, in fact I lead a journaling group that meets twice a month. I would love to make an art journal using fabric for the pages. my idea is to experiment buy useing a combination of fabric painting, crazy quilting, freemotion quilting, embroidery, silkribbon embroidery, fabric fusing and what else might pop up from my creative mind.

  74. What a great giveaway! I’m just embarking on an applique adventure – and could definitely put those scissors to good use. The first project will be a Trick-or-Treat wall hanging for my grandson. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  75. My first project with them would be a wall hanging to remember the Christchurch earthquake here in NZ. I haven’t had the chance to read the issue of Quilting Arts yet as it is in demand at our quilting group but my design was inspired by Laura Wasilowski and it looks to me like Jamie’s style would fit right in there.

  76. I would make a table runner for my daughter-in-law with free form appliqued flowers.

    I am also thinking of making making quilts for my great grandsons with appliqued zoo animals.

    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest

  77. What a super offer, I would use these scissors to cut small pieces of different fabrics such as silk and organza, to add to my ‘countryside’ fabric project. I would be able to use so many of the ideas in the dvd to become a real rebel, Wow, talk about leaving your comfort zone! FIngers crossed I am lucky.

  78. Do I love to fuse??!!! Well, I went to my local sewing store to get fusible webbing yesterday. And had to go back to get more today! The DVD sounds just fabulous, I have so fallen in love with the unconventional in quilting. The next project on my radar is a wall hanging for a friend’s 50th. My friend would adore a “Jamie-Fingal-inspired” piece and this giveaway would be such a perfect start. Thanks for the opportunity!

  79. My daughters are wanting me to make a “princess and the pea” set for them, so that’s where these scissors would be used, while making teeny quilted mattresses and blankets for the princess!

  80. I am making a fabric book for an East Midlands Embroiderers Guild project on Archives. We visited the Local Leicestershire archive and were shown a number of very beautiful manuscripts. The designs used to decorate these manuscripts were amazing and quite intricate so this pair of scissors would be ideal for cutting out the small shapes.. I am making my book using different designs for each of the Letters in the word Leicestershire. I am decorating each letter using a variety of techniques, including, hand and machine embroidery, applique, blackwork white work and gold work.. The backgrounds of each page will have a textured back ground. Must get on the deadline is early May. Best wishes Chris.

  81. I would cut into some bright-colored scraps to create a smallish (they always end up bigger than I planned!) wall hanging of fantasy spring flowers to perk up some of the dreary days of February.

  82. Yes I’m a regular reader of QA. I have almost all the Magazines from 2002.

    I have never tried Havel’s scissors but if Jamie recommends them I sure would like one pair, and use them in my Craftsy class
    Thank you for this opportunity.
    Pala Klein

  83. I’m working on a small quilt to mount my 2012 Bead Journal Project pieces on. They’re little bead embroidered houses. I’m thinking of applying some silk circles to the background, so the serrated edge should help with the slippery silk. I would love to win the giveaway!

  84. I’m working on a small quilt to mount my 2012 Bead Journal Project pieces on. They’re little bead embroidered houses. I’m thinking of applying some silk circles to the background, so the serrated edge should help with the slippery silk. I would love to win the giveaway!

  85. Our guild has a challenge for this year to make something relating to your birth month (color, stone, flower, etc) and I have some ideas but can’t share them!! Would LOVE to have these scissors to help!! Thank you!!
    Verna Garrett

  86. Having been a mostly traditional quilter with aspirations of completing more art quilt projects, I have set a goal for time each day for some fun and creative quilt “play”. I know the scissors would be a great inspiration for the new art-quilting me! First project: a small flower wall hanging for spring!

  87. Perfect timing for a new pair of scissors! I’m designing a landscape art quilt of our backyard to hang over the fireplace. Lots of intricut shapes need a really good pair of scissors!

  88. I would cut a scalloped border to go around my 12×12 ‘storybook’ wall hanging that I’m working on. Lots of intricate swirls to cut, and good, sharp scissors would be a great help for my arthritic hands.

  89. Hi Vivka I have a snowman block of the month that is all fusible applique and I have had it for a few years – it would be great to have a good pair of scissors for all the precise cutting I have to do!

  90. I really need a new padded pouch for my mobile phone and so that’s what I’d be making with my prize. Obviously I could just buy a pouch but then it wouldn’t be individual or look as great as I know I can achieve with some well thought through applique.

  91. A group of about 25 retired friends called “Creative Connections”in our little community get together weekly and make projects which we donate to charities. We’ve made helmet liners for US soldiers overseas, chemo caps and prayer shawls for cancer patients, hats for newborns, pillowcases dresses and handmade dolls for needy children, etc. I would like to design small handmade fusible/quilted cards to accompany our donations. These scissors would be a great addition for our seniors with arthritic hands. Thanks for all your creative ideas as well as the opportunity to win!

  92. Our guild had Laura Wasilowski from the Chicago School of Fusing as a guest speaker a couple of years ago. I would use these scissors to make a 12″quilt in a similar style to hang on my small calendar quilt stand.

  93. I have been trying to figure out a design for 4 small wall-hangings, one for each of my 3 sisters and 1 for myself. We are in all different parts of the country and rarely see each other. Maybe I could become a “Rebel” and be inspired!

  94. My project may sound a little ambitious, but here goes. I have always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt. Not to complicated, right? Except- I see some free-form floral applique “echoes” under coordinating machine embroidery, accented by beads. This will not be confined to the solid blocks, but will overlap into the chain blocks. My biggest problem is the transition from my brain to reality!!

  95. I would love to have another pair of your scissors. Yours are the best I have ever had. I love, love, love them. I am currently working on Eleanor Burns new pattern Zig a Zag in red white and black. New scissors would be so helpful.

  96. I’m working on a challenge quilt and new scissors would be great for cutting out all the applique pieces that I’m hoping will make it a contender. I read the magazine on my nook, but would enjoy seeing all that beautiful art in print.

  97. I’m about to make a top for my granddaughter who loves bling. I’d use these scissors for the appliques I’ll be making to put on this top, to add that bling that she so loves.

  98. I would make a set of seasonal mini quilts for the upcoming wedding of my Grandson and his fiance. Look like fun scissors that could be used in many of my projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win a pair.

  99. I would SO love to win these scissors! I have pinking shears which cut paper nicely, but completely botch my efforts to cut fabric. I would like to do a riff on the felt folk art I saw in Budapest a few years ago.

  100. I just got back into sewing again after a few years of going back to school, and helping with the grand kids. Of course, I really have noticed that cutting fabric now is so much better with the proper tools. I could really use this.

  101. Hello,
    I just moved to a cedar log cabin type house in the country. I would use the scissors to make a quilt art piece to hang on the wall. There is a river and a mountain view in the back yard so I would probably make a wall quilt to reflect that view.

  102. like Julia Roberts in Steal Magnolias – PINK is my signature color!! oh what fun it would be to make a Pink spring dress for my new grand daughter with my new pink scissors!! Fuse some Pink flowers…..the possibilities are just around the corned!!

  103. I love tools! Especially scissors that have room for arthritic knuckles…

    i would make a lingerie bag for my college freshman granddaughter; it would add color to her environment and encourage her to see the possibilities in combining fabrics, simple design, and modern techniques to make ‘art’.

  104. I love tools! Especially scissors that have room for arthritic knuckles…

    i would make a lingerie bag for my college freshman granddaughter; it would add color to her environment and encourage her to see the possibilities in combining fabrics, simple design, and modern techniques to make ‘art’.

  105. I just found out that i am going tobe a grandma for the first time and it’s going to be a girl! My daughter has asked me to make a baby quilt and these scissors would get it off on the perfect start.

  106. I would love to try the Havel Scissors..have heard so many good things about them! I want to see if they are as good as I have heard, then I can spread the word.

    Thanks!

  107. My daughter develops recreational activities for a Center for Developmental Disabilities and , in the summers, works at Camp Rising Sun, a camp for children on the autism spectrum. I am going to make her a quilt from all of the camp T-shirts that she has accumulated.

  108. I love hearts, watercolor, making bags, and my seven year old granddaughter. I was excited to read about the Painted Hearts free motion quilting square (by Joanne Sharpe) because I have never thought to combine watercolor and fabric. Yippee! Mixed media, here I come!

    Now, I am inspired to make a bag for my grandaughter using the Painted Hearts Square as an accent piece. What a thrill to combine four of my favorite things into one project! I expect she would pile in her well-loved stuffed animals. The bag would be perfect for this, since it would have a bright and beautiful heart on the front.

    I have only used Gingher scissors and have wanted to try another brand for quite awhile, but never knew which to try. Winning these Havel Scissors would give me the perfect opportunity. Yay! Regardless, I am going to their website to explore. Thanks, and happy cutting everyone!

  109. My only quilting so far has been a six block sampler that taught me some of the basics. I think if I won these, I would give them to my sister who has been working on some lovely mixed media projects that I just love.

  110. I would love to put these scissors to test making a mixed media dolls house sanctuary book for my grandaughters – also some fabric dollies to go with it.

    fingers crossed, squeezing eyelids shut and……….clickin heels 3 times

    sandi who is visiting US for 2 months

  111. I want to start making appliqued post card quilts (torn between flowers and seaside landscapes, will probably do both!), and would love a pair of these scissors to help me out!

  112. I never win anything, and that’s okay, but I love, LOVE working with fabric, thread, paint, and SCISSORS. I’ve got some potholders I’ve been working on, and I think the piece I am putting on them, with applique, would be SO much more interesting with the edges made from these scissors. I would sew the pieces down inside the cut edge so those little jagged edges would show. I’m making fish-shaped potholders and putting appliqued scales on them.FUN!

  113. I would love these scissors. I am making a large piece that started with knitting a long length with lopi yarn and felting it, then I will felt roving to it and cut and apply wool applique pieces to form a lupine flower. Lupines are very prevalent in Maine and I plan to hang this piece in our cabin in western Maine. The scissors would be a huge help!!

  114. I have a 2 year old grand daughter who is NUTS about Faries. I have some Fairy Fabric that I just picked up for her. I would make her a fairy pocket book with these scissors. She is just now getting into purses too. LOL
    Libby

  115. I have plans for a Christmas tree wallhanging that I think would be a beautiful
    project to show off the capability of these scissors. Would be a wonderful gift to wind! Thanks

  116. I am working on a large free style quilt with fusible web and my scissors are giving me fits. I just thought art night that it was time to trek out and get another pair……

  117. I’ve been sticking to patterns until I found Quilting Daily. Now I’ve been experimenting. I have a three panel quilt all sketched out. These scissors would be perfect for my first complex “original piece “. Thanks for the opportunity!

  118. My whole house knows to NOT touch my sewing scissors! The quilt guild I belong to makes quilts for charities. The first thing I would do with my new scissors is cut some blocks for the guild.

  119. I am just finishing a bed quilt with 72 elephants raw edge appliqued on blocks I designed – I love doing raw edge applique, and these scissors would be a wonderful complement to my tool set.

    Thanks for the opportunity to join those who would love the chance to win them!

  120. My 9 year old son drew an abstract piece in school and is going to make his first quilt! He chose all his fabric and is ready to lay on his pattern. I would love for him to win these scissors for his project!

  121. I’d love to try those accurate little scissors for fusing. With spring around the corner I’d like to create a small quilt with spring flowers, birds and sprouting leaves. All fused raw edge appliqué a new thing for me.
    I hope I’ll win what a great giveaway!
    Suzanne, NY

  122. I have just the projects to use these scissors on! I have sitting before me several different patterns for next Christmas that all involve much cutting out of pattern pieces for fusing…and I dont like using my fabric scissors. I would love the chance to win these scissors!

  123. I would make the next wool applique needlebook- I love to work with wool and have the need to cut intricate small pieces- am very interested to put these scissors to the test. The book and DVD sound fabulous as well.

  124. I would give the scissors to my sister who is the quilter in the family. I’d love for her to have a fine pair of scissors that would allow her to continue making fabulous quilts.

  125. I have a quilt in the concept phase for my eight year old grand-daughter. One side is a garden of long stemmed whimsical flowers. And the other side is loaded with colorful pink hearts embellished with her American Girl baby’s names. I have a lot of cutting for this project and it sure would be nice to win.

  126. I am looking to try and make a wall hanging using my felted alpaca as background and then embellishing on that. Or using regular base and appliquieing multi dimensional on that.

  127. I’ve been away from quilting for a while, so these items would be a big help in making a baby quilt for my nephew and his wife. I want to make something special since we don’t get to see them very often.

  128. I would make a small quilt with lots of beads and a few fancy stitches.
    It’s all about the color and the intensity. I’d love a new pair of scissors to make the cutting and designing nice and smooth. Thanks for the chance to win.

  129. oooooooo a new tool (be still my heart)

    so I am planning out a mixed media dolls sanctuarybook for my grandaughters along with fabric dollies.

    pick me pick me pleaseeeeee

    sandi

  130. Ok… don’t laugh… they fell on the floor and the dog chewed the handles off my good scissors…. really. *sigh* So, I could really use a new pair, especially such a cheerful color. I promise not to use them on the dog.

  131. I am beginning to learn to design and make church vestments. They are either prohibitively expensive, or “cookie cutter” designs from church suppliers. I would like to use all kinds of needlework, including applique, embroidery, silk painting, crocheted and knitted lace, and quilting. The first design I have in mind is a Lenten set, with quilted orpheries in the Kansas Troubles pattern, made with very small pieces, of silk and velvet in various shades of purple, blue, and lavender.

  132. I just reorganized my stash and found some beautiful fabrics I’d lost track of. I’d make an embellished wall hanging with my new scissors and old (but lovely) fabric.

  133. I have been working on several smallart quilts to practice my free motion and thread painting skills. These scissors would be greattouse on these projects! I would guard them jealously from all comers in my house! And I would stitch away while watching the big screen TV in the basement with Jamie’s DVD all by myself!

  134. I am relatively new to quilting and just recently took an appliqué heart wall hanging class. Loved the new technique I learned. I have seen several appliqué patterns I would like to try, but had not because of no experience. After my class am now ready to start on some of those projects. One is a table runner with spring flowers, another is a spring flower wall hanging that is appliqué. Would enjoy adding a new pair of scissors to my collection.

  135. I am hurrying to complete multiple art projects for Grandbaby #5 due shortly and my smaller scissors have ‘passed on.’ I am then going to make a dozen memorial art quilts from my sister’s clothing. She passed away very recently and I want to give family members remembrances of her. Thanks!

  136. I am a middle school ESL teacher. My students are working on designing quilt blocks that illustrate Mexican folk tales. We plan to auction them off to raise money for Tambani, an African women’s cooperative that embroiders quilt blocks and sells them though the internet. We will use the funds to buy as many of their blocks as we can so we can make a quilt for our school. It would be wonderful to have some good scissors since we will be cutting out lots of little pieces when we construct our blocks.

  137. I want to make a pillow using strips cut with the serrated scissors. Then i would applique & quilt the strips with the sashiko technique. I love raw edge projects & I would love to win this sweet package!

  138. I am just beginning to picture quilt and want to start a quilt of my 2 granddaughters walking down a path holding hands. These scissors would be great for this.

  139. I would make some appliquéd wall hangings of such subjects as charming villages, maybe scenes from life as a fairy or gnome, and also I could cut fabric objects and add them to paper collages. What fun!

  140. I’ve got an art quilt bubbling around in my head that I want to do….I saw a scene coming home one night of the moon coming up behind a mountain…and I just have to get it translated into a quilt!

  141. Recently, I tried hand-dying some silk. Now when I am attempting to use it for a project, I’m having a hard time cutting it to make my art group challenge. A new pair of scissors could do the trick. Thank you for the give-away.

  142. I would like to create some pet pillows. I have three miniature schnauzers and a big orange tabby cat. Thank you for this opportunity. It is interesting to read all the ideas.

  143. I have been sorting and rearranging my stash and have as stack of butterfly fabrics that are ready to make into a wall hanging…if the stack of kitty prints don’t take over and demand to be used in a wonderful creation first!

  144. I just started a block of the month quilt club. Oh my, it has lots of tiny pieces. I am just a beginning quilter, so this will be a challenge. A new pair of scissors would really help. Thanks.

  145. I would make Star Wars Snowflakes & put them on pillow covers. I have tried to cut them in fabric with 3 different pairs of sissors. You have to have precise cuts or they do not look right.

  146. The first thing I would make is quilted purse for my daughters 40+ birthday this month that would reflect her newest love of raising chickens for eggs for her family. This would help create a message to her coworkers that she has eggs for sale without putting up a sign… she can just wear it on a quilted purse instead. Would enjoy being able to use scissors like these to create this project. Going to work on some chicken patterns in case I win… SMILE.. Peggy
    1prairiequilt@gmail.com

  147. My project that I would use the Havel’s scissors on, would be a quilting blanket for my first great gran baby girl who was born on the 17th of Jan. I am now in the process of starting to blend material and decide what design I want for her.

  148. I have a dresden quilt project comeing up and the scissors would be perfect for it. Thanks “sew” much for the chanc eto enter such a great giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  149. I am desparate for a new pair of scissors. The ones I have won’t cut through paper at the moment and are so old, they are starting to fall apart. I have a wall hanging with applique that I am wanting to make.

  150. I am working on a small quilt for my art quilt group and would love to use these for intricate fussy cutting. I don’t have any serrated scissor and would love a pair, plus I love quilting ats Dvds!

  151. No particular project , but a new rug mug for my sister would be such fun. I love fusing and the scissors would make some wonderful effects. Would really love would win these.

  152. I would love to win (who wouldn’t?!). My scissors seem to push the fabric away which makes cutting small pieces difficult. I’ve read that these hold on to the fabric, making very precise cuts. Exactly what I need to tackle cutting out the hundreds of windows on my skyline quilt.

  153. My daughter has just been diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent her first chemo last week. As I was sitting in the infusion room with her, I looked at all the people who were under boring white hospital blankets and I determined to start using my humungous piles of quilting fabric to make cheery quilts for the infusion room to use. So, that is what I would make if I won this give away.
    I am also making sleep caps from the knit material I have let over from my Kwik Knit days – with those nifty scissors I could cut intricate fabric flowers to add to the caps – my mind is working overtime!!

  154. I work to help Girl Scouts and older women with simple but appealing crafts. I think the scissors would be a wonderful way for them to turn out products they can be proud of. What a great opportunity. Thank you.

  155. I would love to win this prize so I could construct a house warming quilt for my daughter who was just notified that her offer was accepted.

    Thank you for the opportunity

  156. I am starting on a small quilt wall hanging with several different fabrics. What a wonderful way to use the DVD , magazine and scissors. I love the idea you came up with for the contest and would love to win. Thank you.

  157. Even though Valentines Day is past I would love to try this to make the vintage valentine with your hand sewing technique. I am new to your site and have found a new love! the scissors would be wonderful since I quilt, sew, craft and much more on a regular basis. Thx.

  158. I would use them to make the center for my daughters Chuppah. I am going to try several small quilts and see which would work in a larger size and they all will have appliques on them. What a great giveaway vamoody(one)(@)verizone(dot) net Marsha

  159. I would make a quilt for my 21 year-old grandson. The zigzags would represent the ups and downs he will encounter in the years to come, the bonding of the pieces would represent the strength of family and friends, the backing would represent the foundation of God’s love. The thread would represent how every experience we encounter in life makes us stronger.

  160. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest. I am new to the art quilt World, and have been enjoying patchword quilting for a few years. So many quilts to make and so little time. This pair of scissors will help to make the quilting process much more enjoyable. I think I would use the scissors to make another patchwork quilt.

  161. I have plenty of projects going, but I surely need a great pair of sissors to use in my projects. Thanks for the chance win a great pair of sissors. Judith, Texas

  162. I have the fabric and pattern for an appliqué quilt that I want to make for my niece. Lots of little pieces to cut.. These scissors sound like just what I need to make a beautiful quilt!

  163. I have an applique quilt that I would like to start. I have a couple of scissors and both are worn with age. They have been sharpened a couple of times each, but they aren’t cutting material properly anymore. They are for paper cutting only. These new Havel scissors would be very welcomed in my sewing tool box. Thank you for the opportunity to enter the sweepstakes.

  164. That is a good question, lets see I am teaching kids to sew at school we will be making pillow cases or will I just use them to make another quilt for a new baby? I have lots of ideas in my head but am not sure what I will be making next as I have three quilt tops to quilt first.
    I would love to have a new pair of scissors.
    Ann

  165. There is a project in my head that involves celtic designs overlaying a photo transfer from a trip I made to Ireland which I have delayed making as the scissors I currently have do not allow the intricate cutting needed. This prize would be invaluable.

  166. I would love a new pair of “pink” scissors, and would use them on the small items that I am currently creating from some found denim squares. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  167. I’m soon starting on a quilt for my daughter’s second birthday (in May!) – it will be her first heirloom quilt, made for her “big girl bed.” I haven’t made a quilt in ages because I have inflammatory arthritis. I hope I’m able to finish hers on my own without assistance, and I know that a nice new pair of scissors would help. 🙂

  168. Can anyone have too many scissors? I think not! I would use this for a McKenna Ryan quilt I want to make. There is a lot of cutting involved when making her patterns so these would come in handy. Thanks for doing this give-away.

  169. I am currently challenging myself to make a mini art quilt each week in 2013. These scissors would be great to use in my weekly challenges. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  170. I usually have a dozen or so projects on my mind at any given time! Some felt food for granddaughters kitchen, or a Spring wall quilt for my kitchen are just two of them.

  171. I just completed my first totally fused mini-quilt with what seemed to be a million tiny pieces. In designing a follow up and keep thinking about the scissors I used I shudder. A new pair as described would be ever so helpful with this challenging project. Thanks for your consideration!!

  172. As a long time garment sewist, I’ve been wanting to tap into my inner creativity and try making a little art quilt. This prize package, with the magazine and DVD would give me the inspiration, and the scissors would be the tool to get started — I’d have no excuse to be afraid any more!

  173. I could name more than three but to start I have a table runner in mind that has very intricate birds & flowers, a pillow idea I have in mind and my sewing machine cover could sure use some fused applique on it to jazz it up. I could go on and on…..Thanks for the giveaway!

  174. I love the look of rick-rack trim and these scissors would mimic that look for future projects for my granddaughters (doll clothes,etc). Thanks for the chance to win this prize.

  175. Pink sissors, what a treat that would be! I have a nice collection of fabric and felt scraps Id love to fuse into something.
    Thank you forc the opportunity

  176. I am making a family tree quilt using lots of 2D and texture. I am very excited . This is a whole new direction for me. I am hoping to give it to my nephew as a wedding present. He is getting married in Aug. These scissors would inspire my creative side.

  177. I LOVE to try new products!!! If they are great I also love to share my finds with our quilt guild. And the DVD would be perfect – the cover is very interesting – makes me want to start another new project today!

  178. I’m working on a triptych in which I painted to music and I’m interpreting that to three 12×12 quilts which are stretched over 12″ canvas. Some of the pieces are so intricate its a challenge to cut the fabric out. Sounds like these Havel scissors would be the answer to my dilemma !

  179. As one who’s only way to do applique is fusible, I am always on the lookout for good scissors. And I would love to win. I am currently doing three applique BOMs, all very different, so I spend a great deal of time cutting fused fabric.

    gariquilts.blogspot.com

  180. I have been playing with large various fabric monograms appliquéd onto burlap and want to start exploring different edges. These scissors would be a great tool to try a new technique. Thank You for chance!

  181. I would make small quilts to go with the dolls I am doing that I donate to a very special couple that helps children that don’t have much. They have already used some of the dolls I did for them and the children that received them were very happy to have them.

  182. I am planning a wall hanging project for St. Patrick’s Day coming up in March. I will cut out some green shamrocks and fuse them with some bright colours. This quilt will surely brighten up our early Spring days while we sip our Irish coffee!

  183. I have been playing with large various fabric monograms appliquéd onto burlap and want to start exploring different edges. These scissors would be a great tool to try a new technique. Thank You for chance!

  184. I have a couple of wall hangings using batiks that are fused together. The one I am wanting to do and have fabric for and traced is one of hummingbirds.
    The ssissors would be extremely useful.

  185. I think I’d make a star applique quilt. I plan to make one even if I don’t win the pair of scissors, but it would be helpful to have a good pair of scissors! Thanks for giving me this chance!

  186. I am getting ready to start a quilt with lots of foundation piecing and I haven’t decided on what other embellishments yet. A new pair of scissors would be great!!

  187. With theses fabulous scissors I would create a new baby blanket for my next grandbaby. Can you imagine THREE grandbabies in just 15 months! How exciting is that?

    Hope I win and thank you.

  188. With theses fabulous scissors I would create a new baby blanket for my next grandbaby. Can you imagine THREE grandbabies in just 15 months! How exciting is that?

    Hope I win and thank you.

  189. I want to make a quilt of an outdoor scene and incorporate all of the kitties that we have had in the scene. In the last year we have had to put 2 cats to sleep. I will call the quilt, “The Kitties I have Known.” A new pair of scissors would make the cutting so easy. Thanks for the give away.

  190. I have heard so many good comments about these scissors. I would love to win a pair to use with all my applique projects. Thank you for offering this nice prize in your give away.

  191. I am eager to make a fused flower art quilt from a photo I took two summers ago and would use the scissors to cut between the petals. This flower photo has been callintg to me each time I enter my “playroom”, but I just haven’t gotten started on it.

  192. I’m new to quilting and I am gravitating towards landscape wall quilts. It would be wonderful to use these scissors on some flower appliques or trees or plants or animals or….. Regardless, love the techinques I learn from Quilting Arts.

  193. I am making a fused applique ‘jungle quilt’ for my only grandson and have just started adding texture to it by using yarn to make lion’s manes, the hair on giraffe’s necks, and tails on various animals. I also plan to couch some yarn down to make vines between trees for some swinging monkeys. The scissors would be great for cutting lengths of yarn and for trimming the yarn once to it sewn on. Also, I still have some animals to cut out that will be appliqued onto the border. The scissors would be great for this type of precision cutting too.

  194. Just what I need! I’ve been cutting (poorly) hearts for Valentines…I’d get a good start on next year. And then, I’d work on a challenge, and then…the list is ongoing! Thanks for the fun giveaway!!! My fingers are crossed!

  195. A new pair of scissors all to myself would be a dream come true. My project would be to figure out an alarm to put on. The last pair ended up in the hair cutting drawer, and the ones before that, I found in places that sewing scissors should never go… in the scrap paper drawer, in the jewelry supply box and don’t mention the ones I found in the shop. I promise I would cherish them and find some way to let all know these are staying in the sewing room.

  196. I am in the process of designing Easter baskets and a new pair of Havel’s scissors would be a great help. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas and an opportunity to be part of this giveaway.

  197. Just started a block of the month project of wool on flannel. Could use a really sharp pair of sissors to cut the wool pieces. i know of Havel’s products and their stellar reputation, since I am a dental assistant in the surgical area.

  198. I would use them to make my wall hanging for my craft/sewing room. Then I would keep them in my travel kit to take along with my sewing machine when I go to my local quilt shop. The pretty pink would make it easy to know which pair of scissors is mine! 🙂 Thanks for having this awesome giveaway!

  199. I am using my mother’s old scissors and certainly need a new pair. Having a pair of scissors that are just mine, since I make quilts for my grandchildren (18) and now, I’m embarking on great-grandmotherhood (4), I need a good pair of scissors to accommodate the constant sewing/qulting that I will do. I also pass down my tools as were passed down to me.

  200. I’ve been interested in quilting over the past couple of years but haven’t done much of it yet. I would use the scissors to make my young niece a small quilted purse for her upcoming birthday. Thanks for the contest!

  201. With a pair of these wonderful scissors the first thing I would do is complete the stained glass reverse appliqué project that is frustrating the heck out of me! The second thing would be to cut out the tiny shapes for a couple of Alzheimer quilts, so I could get them done before the August deadline. Can you tell I need new scissors? 🙂

  202. My project would be to make a memory quilt for my daughter who is graduating from High School this June, a new pair of scissors would help me a great deal. Hope I win, Thank You.

  203. I’m making an heirloom Victorian crazy quilt. It’s king-size and will have photos of ancestors as well as my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I do it all by hand and the embroidery stitches hold the quilt together. There are also bits and pieces added to it – lace, small buttons, charms, etc., that relate to the individual whose photo is on that block. A pair of scissors such as this would be an enormous help for the amount of cutting involved – from the material for the ‘crazy pieces’ to the items to be appliqued! Thanks for considering the give-away!

  204. What a great giveaway! Can never have enough sissors. My first project using the new sissors would be cutting the intricate fabric shapes that are then used to create my cards. Thank you for the opportunity!

  205. The scissors sound great. I am always cutting up my leftovers to use in Community Charity Quilts. I would work on a lap size quilt to be given to a child after a traumatic event in their life. Most of my groups community quilts go to the Domestic Violence Shelter or the police and fire departments. Children are the last to be served in these types of traumas and we hope to help ease their journey to a more peaceful place.
    deequilty@aol.com

  206. Since I also do soft sculpture dolls , these sissors would be perfect for trimming around and between the fingers for my first project with them. And then on to the applique as our quilting club is doing houses for the block of the month quilt.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  207. Growing up Pinking shears war for finishing the underside not the seen side of our work. Since then the world has evolved to a no holds barred experiment. I still like the idea of using leftovers to make something functional and fun or at least thought provoking.I’ve been working with 3/4″ strips to make 1/4′ stripes. I’d like to incorporate some zig zag ultra suede strips that stand up between them that can give it a rich texture. I like the idea of creating a =n intricate piece then chopping it into pieces to break the rules and change it from function to fun.

  208. Growing up Pinking shears war for finishing the underside not the seen side of our work. Since then the world has evolved to a no holds barred experiment. I still like the idea of using leftovers to make something functional and fun or at least thought provoking.I’ve been working with 3/4″ strips to make 1/4′ stripes. I’d like to incorporate some zig zag ultra suede strips that stand up between them that can give it a rich texture. I like the idea of creating a =n intricate piece then chopping it into pieces to break the rules and change it from function to fun.

  209. The first project I will make with these scissors is a stuffed lion for my grandson. I will use the scissors to cut out pieces of fabric for the lion’s mane.

    Bonnie Black

  210. The first project I will make with these scissors is a stuffed lion for my grandson. I will use the scissors to cut out pieces of fabric for the lion’s mane.

    Bonnie Black

  211. I am working on a miniature appliqué quilt & these serrated scissors would be extremely helpful in cutting out all the tiny pieces. It’s frustrating when the fabric slips & a new piece must be cut!

  212. The first project I would make with these wonderful scissors is a a 3D art piece I am beginning. It’s entitled ” Heart” – at least that’s the working title.Thanks so much for all your encouragement and exciting giveaways. You’re an inspiration to quilt artists everywhere.

  213. I am registered for classes at the Sister’s Oregon Quilt Show and could really use a sharp and comfortable pair of scissors!!!! I hope I am the lucky winner of a pair!

  214. In the middle of sorting through a mountain of UFOs (one of my New Years Resolutions) and a good pair of scissors would certainly help to get a few done. And the DVD would prob inspire to use some of this fabric in new ways. Thanks!

  215. I am planning a fabric memory book for my first grandchild, with photos of our family farm with appliques of the animals and plants on it. These scissors would make the cutting for my appliques in the book go so much more smoothly. Good scissors make the difference between an enjoyable project and one that is tedious and hard on the hand.

  216. I need these scissors to make wall hangings and a wearable I’ve designed from my stash of silk kimono pieces. The scissors are perfect for these silk and Japanese cotton projects! Thanks! Quilt Gal

  217. I would make applique pillows for my 7 & 8 year old granddaughters who are learning handwork projects. After seeing the pillow I know that will be their next request for a project! Passing on the love of creating with your hands and imagination is what I hope my legacy will be.

  218. Hmmmmm there are soo many possibilities. I am thinking a double drunkard;s path quilt in Red WHite and Blue in honor of the upcoming Patriotic holidays, Memorial Day, 4th of July and of course Veteran’s day in November. I have quite a stash of patriotic fabrics ready and waiting too!

    Thanks for the opportunity to share, and to possibly win some nifty prizes too! I always enjoy a Two-for!

  219. I am working with some fabric I printed using original watercolor artwork created by a friend when she was artist in residence at Zion National Park. I plan to fuse the artwork fabric and cut around the various boulders and edges of the landscape to form a more natural edge (than a straight cut around). Accurate scissors would greatly help.

  220. Super! I would love to win because I started a quilt long ago and never have finished it.
    I have 22 blocks finished and need 26 to complete the blocks needed to put quilt together. Wow, would it ever be nice to have a sharp new scissors for inspiration! Thanks for considering me!

  221. I am new to sewing and I have already figured out that scissors can make all the difference in the world. I would use these to start the custom superhero costumes I am will be making for my boys.

  222. Oh, these look like sweet little scissors! I’d use them to make a wall hanging for my sister. I have the main piece (a cat and its person) and want to “frame” it in a mixed media format with vintage fabric and buttons.

  223. I LOVE these scissors and the process of cut and fuse! I am a mixed media artist involved in a lot of mail art, ATCs and MOOs, as well as creating one-of-a-kind decorative necklace bags to carry amulets, cell phones and credit cards. I can see using these scissors and fusible web to make some new lovely creations!

  224. I have a paperdoll applique project that I have had on my to do list for a long time. With the right tools, this could become a work of art. Thank you for the chance to enter to win.

  225. I have a small stash of fabric that I have silk screened and some I have printed using blocks I carved. It needs to be put together into sall works,hangings, covers. I really want to try fusing them using web. Perhaps new scissors and instruction/ inspiration will help me get off my backside and into action

  226. I am a “newbie” to Art Quilting. I am warming up to many of the things I have seen. Unfortunately, I only have basic sewing supplies including a couple of sewing machines. The Valentine I made with the help of a friend makes me excited to get more tools.

  227. Ii don’t have a lot of time to craft now , but I love it. If I have the right tools at hand it’s easier to do. I love to gift friends and myself with these projects! Small wall quits are my favorites.

  228. I am in the process of collecting material for a yo-yo quilt like the ones my Aunt May used to make. I am also making some envelope-style covers for my throw pillows. I found some beautiful sky blue material with white dandelions and I can’t wait to see how they are going to look. I think the scissors would make my work easier and the book and dvd would help fuel my imagination and show me how to make my ideas a reality.

  229. Oo oo oo! I have a project coming up with several other ladies that want to learn something new. We are in the process of making an “honor” quilt for hardworking friend of theirs. We are piecing the background and will be cutting out birds to fusible applique on top of the pieced blocks, and then put the blocks together for the whole. Cutting out this kind of applique is so much nicer with a sharp pair of scissors. That DVD looks like fun too. Another rebel–wah-hoo!

  230. I am just finishing my second more “traditional” wedding quilt, and I am ready to move on to my first story quilts. I have dreams of 3 modern nursery rhyme quilts – “There was an old woman who lived in shoe, “Star light, star bright,” and “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.” These scissors and Jamie’s fusing techniques will help me move forward with more texture (scissors) and less frustration (fusing)! Thanks for the opportunity. 🙂

  231. I would make a Prayer Flag to send to my ex-mother-in-law to commemorate the passing of both her husband and her eldest son, my ex and love of my life, both with the name Frank. I don’t know about anyone else but this point in time seems to be one of incredible transitions in my life. It’ll be interesting to see what’s around the next few corners.

  232. I am teaching my two grandsons ages 10 & 6 to sew. we have completed pin cushions, belts and now an apron for mom, her birthday is Sunday. we put the pillow top on hold until next week. Mario and Luigi are being fused on in different colors, the 6 year old will stitch around the outline, it would be marvelous to see how little boy hands are able to cut such small pieces, sometimes it’s challenging.

  233. I have just begun trying different fusibles and stabilizers. I’ve made a couple of small quilts, including a Laura Wasilowski piece. I recently made my first tote bag. Would love to use these on the next projects – wallets! Thanks for the opportunity to win the Havel scissors.

  234. My wool felt collection for Jamie Fingal’s darling Whimsical House Quilt (I bought the DVD here) is almost complete. If I won these fine Havel scissors I could cut out the intricate little shapes with confidence. I making two of these little art quilts, one for me and the other for my brother and sister-in-law’s new home.

    Thanks for doing contests with give-aways. Gotta love ’em. 🙂

  235. Discovering the fun and portability of handwork is exciting! It’s kinda like having a new puppy and walking the neighborhood. You begin to meet folks that would never have started a conversation with you! Try it at your neighborhood coffee shop. It’s a great way to make new friends and share about handcrafting and the great ideas from Quilting Arts magazine!

  236. In my stash is a piece of fabric with wonderful carrousel figures…as a kid I was a carrousel junkie, my parents couldn’t get me past one without me pitching a real fit! Now that I’m a grandmother…how did that happen?…I want to use this fabric to share my delight in carrousel to my grandbabies. The Havel scissors will allow me to tame, shape and select this delightful fabric into a quilt that tells this next generation about a delightful childhood memory. Thank you for this terrific opportunity!

  237. I work in a mental health center and will make a cheerful, colorful wall hanging to lift the spirits of the children and mothers with whom I work. It will life my spirits, too!

  238. I would love to teach the local teenagers at the orphanage how to aplique using their traditional fabrics. These scissors are so much better than anything we could buy for them.

  239. I read your article in the Oct./Nov. ’12 issue of Quilting Arts and now I’m really wanting a Havel scissors. I am making some house quilts similar to yours, Jamie.

  240. I’ve been wanting to try an art sized landscape quilt. I love cutting out the trees, flowers & creatures that bring my vision together. I would love to do it with a fabulous pair of scissors.

  241. I’ve been anxious to try out a new pattern, but haven’t taken the time yet to go and buy a scissors that is smaller than my scissors with a 7″ blade. This would be perfect to work on my new pattern!

  242. Here’s what I would make with the scissors: I am planning a strip quilt of autumnal Kaffe Fassett fabrics, with a superimposed tree branch with birds. I want to texture the tree branch so the bark is interesting, and that’s what I want the scissors for. Thanks!

  243. Would love, love, LOVE a pair of Havel’s scissors! Especially a pair of serrated edge scissors! They would be a great addition to my applique tools. Thanks for the chance to win!

  244. I’m making a T-shirt throw for my daughter & then I’ll be starting a quilt for my Godson’s new baby sister so, I could always use a new pair of scissors….and they’re pink!

  245. I am working on a series of prayer flags to hang over my deck, looking towards the garden of sunflowers, hyssop, amaranth, kiss me over the garden gate and other herbal plants that provide nectar for bees and butterflies, seeds for birds and much delight for me. I would love to have a pair of these wonderful scissors for the cutting out of the small bits I am adding as appliques to the prayer flags.
    Kristin

  246. I have been designing in my head a desert scene quilt, but I have not been looking forward to cutting out prickly pear and cholla cactus. Quilting Arts is the reason my thoughts of quilts have turned in this direction. Thanks!

  247. I have been designing in my head a desert scene quilt, but I have not been looking forward to cutting out prickly pear and cholla cactus. Quilting Arts is the reason my thoughts of quilts have turned in this direction. Thanks!

  248. I’m getting ready to start a hand dyed and applique quilted station of the cross for our church’s observance of Lent. Scissors would come in handy. I can hardly wait to get started.

  249. Recently found a free- patterned embroidery piece my daughter made when she was 10-11 years old (she’s now 47!). It was never finished off so I plan to free motion stitch around her design and complete it as an art quilt as a surprise for her. Nice new (sharp) Havel’s would be a very good thing!

  250. Recently found a free- patterned embroidery piece my daughter made when she was 10-11 years old (she’s now 47!). It was never finished off so I plan to free motion stitch around her design and complete it as an art quilt as a surprise for her. Nice new (sharp) Havel’s would be a very good thing!

  251. I have several floral fabrics I want to cut and use for an appliqué project, and am thinking that scissors might do the trick. Always looking for a new adventure in sewing tools and notions.

  252. My first project would be mckennas Ryan’s heaven and nature sing new quilt. So many tiny pieces so many curves and angles to cut. Always looking for new ways to make the journey easier.
    Thanks Cindy

  253. I have floral fabric I would like to cut and use in an appliqué project and think this scissor might just be the answer. I always enjoy trying new quilting tools and notions.

  254. I’d use them to make a quilt for my first granddaughter’s birthday this summer! Hope I win – need some good scissors and can’t afford to buy a new pair.

  255. Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful prize package! I am not a quilter,per se, but I enjoy hand and machine sewing for my granddaughters and my artwork. The Havel scissors would be a great addition to my sewing basket! The Quilting Arts magazine and DVD are a super bonus in the gift.

  256. I would like to make a small piece of felt art that I would apply to the back of a sweater. I teach textiles and I am always looking for projects for students in textiles. These scissors look very easy to use and hold unlike my larger ones.

  257. Hi there
    Would LOVE those scissors 🙂
    I am in the process of a baby animal applique – lots of little tiny fussy pieces – Oh My those would be a dream come true
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Cheers
    Catie

  258. Hi there
    Would LOVE those scissors 🙂
    I am in the process of a baby animal applique – lots of little tiny fussy pieces – Oh My those would be a dream come true
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Cheers
    Catie

  259. As a child, I was fascinated with my mother’s pinking shears. She was unhappy with me when I used them on paper. The first pair of shears I purchased for myself were pinking shears, and my daughter liked to use them on paper too. This pair I promise will be used for fabric only!!! :))

  260. I’m making a memorial quilt book of my late sister, one for my niece and one for my nephew as well as myself. These scissors would be great for fussy cutting some of the words my niece’s daughters composed on power point they so creatively put together comparing my sister “Lucy” to Lucille Ball. Similarities I never saw that her grandchildren always picked up on. It was so funny and creative that I’m making a fabric book. And I’m in desperate need of some good scissors. Thank you so much for a chance to win these great prizes! But I already have the October/November 2012 issue of QA.

  261. Woul love a new par of scissors. Just had granddughter 9 and she is #18 grandchild and I need to get a quilt made for her. Grandchildren keep me busy sewing for them.

  262. I am starting a new job — yea! after being unemployed for 2 years. So I would really like to use these scissors to make a miniature quilt to place on a desk quilt hanger for my new desk. This would be so great!!! Definitely would do it in bright colors to celebrate my new job.

  263. My 15 yr old granddaughter was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I think the first project I would do using these scissors would be a soft iightweight lap blanket appliqued with her favorite designs, she can use when she feels chilly and it won’t feel heavy and cause her pain which many regular blankets do. .

  264. I have two new grandaughters #23 in all I make them all a quilt I think that the scissors would make beautiful blocks for the quilt, and I really need new scisors

  265. My passion is designing and making landscape quilts which require a lot of fussy cutting. These scissors would be a godsend! Thank you for offering this opportunity. I’ve got my fingers crossed that I’ll hear from you! Good luck everyone!

  266. Sounds like these would be great addition to crafting tools. I think I would make a crazy quilt first. Been wanting to do that for a while. Thanks for this opportunity–would love to win these!

  267. I love to cut and fuse all types of fabrics (cottons, polys, blends, silks, faux suedes, jeans, flannels, sheers, etc.) together that may be fussy and frustrating to turn under by hand.
    My first project to test the scissors would be an updated version of a Baltimore Album block. I would continue from there and make a whole quilt.
    Thanks, Chris

  268. I really would love to win these scissors, I think they would make my grandaughters quilt look really nice, I need a new pair of scissors to finsh my project
    sandy

  269. Sounds like these are great for quilting. I would most likely make a crazy quilt. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long time. Thanks for this opportunity. Enjoy this newsletter very much!

  270. This is so exciting! I have an idea now for the wedding present I need in September. I will use my hand dyed, colorful fabrics to create a ‘happy home’ (with picked fence, flower garden, beautiful tree, etc.) wall hanging 🙂
    Thanks for getting me started!

  271. Ohhh, what a wonderful give away. And who couldn’t use a new pair of scissors? Our county is always having raffles for worthy causes, ie. Humane Society, Historical Society, Church renovations, etc. A new pair of scissors would come in handy in making raffle quilts for these. I also have a project in mind of making a yo-yo coverlet in all white fabrics. Could use new scissors for all those circles. Good Luck, everyone!!

  272. I have promised my granddaughters new quilts ,as they are leaving the country due to my son’s being accepted for a fellowship overseas. New scissors are just what I need.

  273. i would use my new scissors, to trim my quilt blocks on the couch visiting with my husband while he watches tv, before he goes to bed in the evening, as he goes to bed very early we sit together in the short time and visit. thanks so much

  274. What project would I do first? I have no idea! They would be perfect for the wildflower quilt my mom asked for, but I might not do it first. I have a long list of projects I want to make, and am likely to be inspired by something new by the time I have the scissors.

  275. I have a wool project with teeny tiny applique pieces that will require great scissors and manual dexterity. If I win, I’ll at least have one of the requirements!

  276. Serrated edge scissors would be great as pinking shears, too, right? I’d use them for a strip quilting project using scraps from my stash. They’d be ready to sew using these scissors.

  277. For a wedding gift I am sewing for my childhood BFF’s daughter & new son-in-law, I am designing batik placements that include both free-motion quilting [inspired by your e-book] and reverse appliqués. A pair of scissors by Havel’s would be a great help and much appreciated.
    Thanks for this offer.

  278. I have the perfect project in mind. I have a wall hanging to make for my granddaughter, and I really need the perfect scissors to help make this project. I only have a large pair of scissors so these would work out perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

  279. My quilting ladies at my church love to get together and cut materail and sew tie quilts together for wherever the need is. I would give them to my group at church to use.

  280. I’ve just redone my craft/sewing room and have the perfect wall hanging to make that will be a multi-pocket storage unit for lots of small items at hands reach… including a fine pair of scissors 🙂

  281. My daughter is a special ed teacher at Whapmagoostui, QC and she is always asking me to make little bags to put her teaching resources in & I like to make them interesting for the kids.

  282. I would love to use the scissors to make some Artist Trading cards and postcards! Thanks, hope I win, but would love to see the birthday girl (great-grandma 81 years old on the 20th) win too!

  283. I think they would work perfectly on postcards and a fabric layering project I’m working on. Thank you for the opportunity to win these great sounding scissors!

  284. My dad really wants a red and black wall hanging of a pirate ship. Guess what!? There isn’t exactly a pattern for what he has in mind. I could sure use some rebel quilting instruction on this one. I really like that the Havel’s Scissors offer a left handed version.

  285. I am excited about making mixed media free motion Birthday “cards” inspired by your post, for my sister and daughter-in law. I will enjoy making them, and I know they will enjoy the personalized touch to the greeting.

  286. how fun! I haven’t tried Havel’s scissors. I am working on a project with some rusting, so send them on over and they will get tested out and surely well loved! I’ll just have to keep my family away from them!

  287. I would use these scissors for my raw edge applique as the scissors I am using now aren’t the sharpest blades on the sewing table and they aren’t very bright either!.