Summer Scorcher and a Fabric Giveaway!

Today is a true Boston Summer scorcher – and I couldn't be happier. The only thing that is getting me down is the fact that I am inside for this 100 degree weather. I do know, however, that a lot of people out there think that this weather constitutes turning up the AC and escaping the heat by spending some quality time in their studios, working on some machine quilting. Because I am hopeful that there will be a lot of days like this over the summer, I thought a nice summer fabric giveaway might be in order!

So to be entered to win this awesome "twirl" fabric from Moda tell me what your favorite way to stay cool in the summer is. Does it involve free-motion quilting? Or maybe your prefer another kind of activity when the sun scorches.

I will announce the winner of the fabric next Wednesday (June 27th)!

 

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444 thoughts on “Summer Scorcher and a Fabric Giveaway!

  1. A nice tall glass of ice-cold lemonade on the screened-in porch usually does the trick in PA. When we lived in GA, it was central AC all the way ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric!

  2. I like to take my hand projects (like embellishing/embroidering small projects or sewing the binding) to a nicely air conditioned coffee shop, order a smoothie or a blended mocha/chai and get to work! It cools me off and gets conversations going with curious people.

  3. I love to sit in my beach chair at the water’s edge, with feet (and sometimes my rear end) in the water. It’s heaven!!!!!
    Thanks for the fabric offer– it looks great!!!!
    ditetre(at)mac(dot)com

    www. yarnsista.com

  4. It’s really hot here in the south too and I’ve been cranking up the a/c and looking through some quilting and art books and planning a new quilt.

    Every summer I say a little prayer for the soul of whoever invented a/c!

  5. living in UK staying cool isn’t so much of a problem, but I do try to make use of the long sunlight hours with crafting.
    I tend to safe the big projects like hand quilting quilts for the winter (I can snuggle up under the quilt while I’m working on it :)) and during the summer I work on smaller projects, or at least projects that don’t spread over my knees.

  6. If it’s too hot and there’s no breeze (so I can sit outside with hand quilting) then I go down to my basement studio with a tall vanilla cappuccino and quilt.

  7. When it gets hot here in San Jose, I like to sew on light weight fabrics and smaller projects, while sipping on a glass of ice cold pineapple tea .

  8. I like to stay cool by making and eating homemade ice pops! And also, by sitting in the shade and dreaming up new patterns and projects. I’d love to play with that fabric!

  9. When it is this hot outside I stay in the central air and in my studio. Right now, my sewing chair is the ONLY comfortable seat in my house. I have a disc problem and for some reason, sitting at the machine feels ok. Breaking it up with some time at the longarm helps too. Beautiful fabric for a nice giveaway!

  10. When it is this hot outside I stay in the central air and in my studio. Right now, my sewing chair is the ONLY comfortable seat in my house. I have a disc problem and for some reason, sitting at the machine feels ok. Breaking it up with some time at the longarm helps too. Beautiful fabric for a nice giveaway!

  11. Either I’m at the sewing machine in my nice cool basement workshop, or I’m hand sewing something very small, like a potholder or a placemat. I avoid big projects, like bed-sized quilts. I don’t want one of those draped over me in hot weather!

  12. When the heat is unbearable, I like sitting in my family room with the AC on, working on my prepped hand applique or hand piecing. It’s really very relaxing.

  13. Thanks for the opportunity to get free fabric! That would be my favorite way to stay cool! My favorite way to stay cool in past summers has been to set a pan of water on the stove to simmer with cinnamon sticks and cloves, close the blinds and turn on some lights, set the air conditioning to winter indoor temperatures (which in Minnesota, is REALLY cold), lay one of my homemade quilts across my lap, grab a small quilting or beading project and a cup of hot chocolate, slip the DVD of White Christmas into the player and voila! all my senses leave the heat behind!

  14. Summer isn’t happening in Oregon today! Rain and clouds.
    However, hot summer days find me at the lake in the shade enjoying a good book and the water.

    Thanks for the great fabric giveaway!
    Gwen

  15. We had a “clean the swingset” party yesterday. I took my kids out with sponges, soap and a water hose and we cleaned the swingset and trampoline. Lots of fun and the kids didn’t want to come in. Next I think we will have a “clean the car” party ; )

  16. We have a lovely river that runs through our town and there are a number of beautiful swimming holes. My husband and I like to go for a swim in the evening which cools us down after a sweltering day of work.

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  18. My favorite activity to stay cool on these super hot days is to stay inside in the air conditioning and sew summer dresses for my three precious little girls.

  19. Central air coniditioning is a way of life here in Southern California! Really hot days are perfect for spending sometime inside quitling!
    Great giveaway!

  20. My sewing room is in my walk out basement so it is nice and cool. Windows behind me that frame a beautiful oak tree. Puppy laying on bench pillows, kitty laying on fabric pile & I am piecing a quilt of valor for a very special soldier. I don’t know of a better way to spend these hot summer days. I am blessed!

  21. I have my sewing machine in front of the window and get a great breeze to keep me cool. We don’t have air conditioning and don’t really need it in Washington.

  22. My favorite way to stay cool in the summer is to go on week long quilting retreats with friends and great air conditioned retreat houses. I have 2 week long retreats planned for this summer.

  23. Although I live in Hawaii, we live on the side of Mauna Loa at 3500′ so we rarely get “scorchers” which means it’s rarely too hot to be in the studio. On the rare occasions it is really warm – I turn on the fan and work on something easy -a simple quilt top or rotary cutting the next project – OR looking through past QA mags for inspiration for the next project when it cools down again. : )

  24. I remember a few years ago sitting by a pool in Italy, keeping cool by sheltering under lemon trees, with fresh iced juice, and hand embroidering a project – bliss.

    I’m currently under grey clouds in northern England, dressed in winter clothes, hoping for a day of summer (it must be coming soon!). If anyone wants to swap some sun for some cloud, I’m happy to share. This is perfect quilting weather, you’d love it.

  25. I do love central air conditioned quilting however I also enjoy the summer for some back porch batiking and dyeing. However if I didn’t have to drive 12 hours or hop on a plane my favorite summer time activity would be to have my feet in the sand walking along a beach somewhere!

  26. In the good ‘ol texas heat, dyeing fabric is my way of staying cool with all of the water rinsing and the fabric dye really soaks in and sets well with the extra heat and sunshine!

  27. Window AC on in the hallway, a big glass of ice tea, and a fan blowing on me as I work in my studio. Hot sunny days are also good for sun printing and rusting fabric!

  28. I sew in my basement and the air conditioner dries out the air so it is cool and dry and a joy especially in the summer. I do mostly wearable art with a lot of surface design. Most summer evenings I watch a DVD while I do hand work, I have learned so much from watching , them Interweave does a great job with them. I just got two new DVD’s in your sale and can’t wait till tonight to see them.

  29. I live on an island north east of the State of Maine. To stay cool, we open up the windows (no central air here!) and let the ocean breezes come in! If it does warm up, we just turn on the ceiling fan and hope the heat waves moves on quickly.
    For all those who are too hot, COME ON NORTH EAST! lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I like to sit on the deck in the shade while the kids are playing in the yard in the early morning, then when the heat really cranks up we come inside for craft time. I teaching my kids and my nieces and nephew to sew and craft!!!

  31. I go donate blood, they have icecream sandwiches in the canteen. But since I can only do that every 6 weeks in the meantime: I turn on the swamp cooler, then the overhead fan in my sewing room, open the window a bit to draw the cool air in and sew away. I’m finishing piecing a 9-square quilt with a bunch of the squares being sample embriodery sew-outs and scraps left over from other projects that were laying around. (and embroidering a bunch more to even the squares out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  32. We usually get a nice breeze on our property, but on the hottest days I still prefer to stay inside. Unfortunately, my craft room gets hot, so I tend to do other non-sewing crafts (like crocheting small items) to stay cool.

  33. this summer I’ve made the mistake of making a queen quilt. This fabric has given me ideas for table toppers!!!! No more large quilts in the summertime!

  34. Make homade icecream. Eat as much as you can then freeze the rest for the next hot day. We have plenty in Texas!! Stay inside when it is really hot and craft or sew.

  35. I love to just blast the fan and stitch away on my machine, or sit at the computer and work on plans for the next projects. Thank you for the opportunity to win that beautiful fabric !

  36. When it gets really hot where I live, I would like to spend the day at the Oregon Coast! Enjoying the Ocean breezes and wave watching are my top favorite activities!

  37. Nap while it’s hot. Quilt in the evening when it’s cool. That’s my solution. I can’t sit with a hot quilt on my lap, to quilt when it’s sizzling hot.
    The fabric looks luscious….

  38. Our Geothermal heating/cooling keeps the temperature perfect inside. Popsicles are the best for a quick cool down outside. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  39. I love to slip my feet into a little pool of cool water, make a tall glass of something tasty and catch up on my magazine reading, Quilting, American Craft, etc.

  40. On this particular 100+ degree day, it is me, my laptop, and an iced drink at the local library getting craft ideas on line, in books and magazines. An afternoon well-spent staying cool and gathering inspiration!

  41. I would love this fabric, it would make a twist Quilt beautiful…or any other quilt..for that matter..I am new to quilting, but am working on a T-shirt Quilt for my niece right now, and also doing some mini twist quilts for christmas presents this year, is how I am spending these hot days…I have always done beading..but now I have quilting and I love it…Also Thanks for offering this give-a-way….

  42. I live in Seattle. Staying cool is not problematic this summer. Highest temp predicted in the coming week is 66 F. ; ) Love the fabric and would be delighted to win it.
    RST

  43. Staying inside is important in AZ at this time of the year (venture out in am and eve after sun goes down). I’m doing a lot of sewing ( pillow cases and strip quilts for local child protection services; place mats for meals on wheels; and much needed place mats for me. Also working on a quilt for my bed — ready to be quilted and I’ll attempt on my ‘lil ole sewing machine. LOL Would love to have the fabric!

  44. My favorite way to stay cool is to sit on our shaded porch with my husband, with a tall glass of icy water, our fan blowing on us and our dog patiently waiting for us to share the last 1/3 of each of our glasses of ice water poured in his dish!
    Thank you for this giveaway!
    Carol

  45. I like to do all kinds of hand stitching. Embroidery, hand quilting small projects, cross stitch, all of which I can take with me to either sit under a great big tree in the park or by the lake.

  46. I love the hot days, it means the garden is jumping zucchini, hops and tomatoes grow baby grow. Also so much inspiration from the flowers, butterflies and hummingbirds.Bring it on!

  47. It was in the mid-90s several days this week in Wisconsin. I worked on some kid projects and made a ringbearer’s pillow using silk scraps and tulle. It was great fun. I kept cool and accomplished projects that will make many people happy.

  48. Yes, staying in my quilt studio is nice on a hot day. But sometimes I brave the heat to dye fabric! Then the cool studio is even nicer afterwards. Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. I take full advantage of the sunny weather. A liltte outdoor fabric dyeing. A little fabric painting and then I get to retreat to my basement (where it’s cool) and plan out what to do with it. A cold beverage helps too!

  50. If there is any breeze, I open the windows, but if it gets too hot, I like the AC and my ceiling fan and a margarita on the rocks โ€“ in moderation.

  51. lots of shade trees by my deck. Makes for a cool area to quilt outside when the weather is just right. And there’s always the family room when it’s not…

  52. I love to soak up the sun on my sun deck with a cool icy ice tea while reading all about what’s new in the sewing world in the quilting daily magazine. Ahhhh heaven! ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. I take my stack of magazines ( cloth paper scissors, quilting arts, studios, etc) and sit under my ceiling fan in my bedroom . I get inspiration and take notes for future projects. Sipping iced tea makes it perfect.

  54. I love the hot weather and, as a Michigan resident, have to soak up as much sun as possible during summer. Quilting, sewing, crafting, etc., happen after dark in the summer and as often as possible during the dreary winter months. Love, love, love the bright colors in this fabric giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. When the heat and humidity is up I like to do small hand work like a pile of doll faces or bead embroidery. My sewing room is upstairs and the cool does’t quite get there.

  56. Ceiling fans and sweet tea, teaching my granddaughter to quilt. We get inspired by taking walks in the fields with a cool summer breeze! She has already made a bib and has been helping me with her little sisters baby quilt. (and she’s only 7)

  57. This summer, my two daughters and I have started to really learn to sew and quilt. The three of us are working on our own quilts, doing each block of our quilt together! My MIL is being our coach and teacher. My girls are excited that school is over so they can sew/quilt more!

  58. I am blessed to live about 1/2 mile away from Lake Michigan and the cool west breezes keep us “air conditioned”. The past few weeks of staying cool projects for me have consisted of a light weight quilt that will be going to an orphanage in Haiti and some pillows that will be used in fund raisers for our community Giving Tree and Habitat for Humanity.
    It would be wonderful to have some of my stash replenished with some new fabric!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  59. Enjoy the early mornings, hibernate during the hottest part of the day maybe sewing or just something creative, then wait for the night to cool down so the crickets and other night creatures can entertain me.

  60. Well I love sitting on our outdoor verandah with the air con turned up so it blows my way. I take my current project with me or a good book or magazine. Thanks!

  61. Stay inside, air conditioned studio, fabric, sewing machine, more fabric, lots of cool drinks and sew, sew, sew. Quilt, Quilt, Quilt, eat, drink then sew some more……bliss!

  62. When it gets too hot, I like to catch up on fabric studies. A little video often sneaks in, bottom line, it’s a good time to advance my education.

  63. hot sunny days are not a problem here in beautiful downtown seward, alaska! we live under a mountain and by the bay where breezes come down the mountains or in from the ocean. i open doors and windows, and sit [on a cushion] and sew a fine seam! and that suits me just fine … i cannot go fishing or do gardening anymore, hiking is in the past along with biking and beach combing. i wish it did involve fmq, but that’s not my forte … i do lines, wavy and in the ditch, and circles, large and small and these work out fine.

  64. I love taking a quilting project to by back patio and enjoying the breeze from the lake! I love clipping rag quilts out there. The neighbors wonder what I’m up to!

  65. I love taking a quilting project to by back patio and enjoying the breeze from the lake! I love clipping rag quilts out there. The neighbors wonder what I’m up to!

  66. My studio is in the attic and even the a/c won’t touch that heat, so hot days are downstairs with the fan, ice tea, and often a movie with my 7 year old while I work on hand projects…

  67. staying cool- not an issue where I live. Today is the start of our summer hopefully, so we want to enjoy every minute of the warmth…as my husband says we have to let the sun warm the marrow in our bones to store heat so we can survive the -40 winters!

  68. Love the twirl pattern. Well I am all set for lots of quilting this summer. Just turned the “bonus room” into a “mommy cave”. Yes that’s right – not a man cave but a mommy cave. Kids helped put it all together for me. All set up to sew anytime as opposed to doing it on the dining room table. And yes – AC is a must.

  69. I love to be indoors with my sewing machine and the AC on when the weather heats up. In fact, I started a sewing project just yesterday! I’m repairing a much loved quilt! Today it’s raining…another reason to stay indoors and sew.
    The fabric offer looks beautiful!

  70. How about going outside and do some ice dying in the morning, then spend the afternoon inside dreaming up new quilts. Sounds like a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  71. I have a ceiling fan above my sew machine so it keeps it kind of cool as I don’t have air conditioning. I learned that I can’t have it on too fast tho as things go flying; but, my cat loves the fan. She will sit up on her haunches and wave her paws around in the air like shes trying to catch the blades as they go around. It brings a smile to my face as I sew and watch my cat. =) Thank you for this opportunity.

  72. I love doing my binding on a hot summer day. I raise the quilt off my lap by draping it over the back of a chair. I refresh with lemon infused water & ice cubes. Then merrily stich away with 60’s music on! Sweet kinda day!

  73. Heat? A/C? yeah, we got that too in Arizona. But, for some reason, it doesn’t change the time I love either doing some long arm quilting or piecing together a fun quilt for one of the children or grandchildren. Now, this year, we are stationed at the lake cabin for the summer and I gots to tell ya, that little travel sewing machine of mine is burning some midnight oil looking out the window through the rain and doing lots of piecing for a couple smaller quilts and projects to get me through the absence of my normal home sewing spaces. The lake is beautiful, when the weather turns to real summer, it will be quilting magazines and a tall lemonade on the deck in my favorite reclining lawn chair with my ipod blaring some down home country music!

  74. Here in the high desert the only ac is in the bedroom so my summer months are more focused on layouts, cutting, machine embroidery blocks and embellishing. A rootbeer float usually hits the spot.

  75. At my old place, I could set up my machine outside in a covered area, which still got a breeze – heavenly! Here I take my sewing machine downstairs and set up where it is cooler.

  76. Hot and muggy has arrived here already…I’ll be drinking a lot of raspberry lemonade and watching the squirrels and birds outside my sewing room window. Probably sewing more clothing and home decor until the weather cools off enough to make looking at a quilt bearable. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  77. No matter the temp, it’s always a challenge to leave my sewing machine. However, a tall glass of ice tea with a new craft book or mag is great too.

  78. Living in Florida, AC is essential. I go to my sew/crafting room and enjoy quilting my new projects or sewing for my grandchildren, I have a beautiful view of our pond, trees and visitors. My treat is a healthy smoothy.

  79. I love to quilt. I’m a beginner so I’m not quite at the free quilting stage. I want to learn so bad. My fabric colection is kind of small. I look at fabric everyday online. I LOVE FABRIC. So on a hot day with the air on i love to put my quilts together. Of course i have several started at one time. Trying to make one for each of the kids before Christmas… I would absolutely Love to win the fabric…love MODA!!!

  80. Summers here in the South are REALLY hot and humid!! I try to stay inside with something good on the t.v., my feet propped up, a glass of iced tea by my side, and some embroidery or quilting in my hands! ๐Ÿ™‚ All outdoor activities are saved until late in the afternoon if I have my way! LOL Thank you for the chance to win some Twirl!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  81. The hot weather chases me out of my gardens and into the air conditioned studio to play with fabric. On cooler mornings, I can paint fabric outdoors under a tent set up to be an outdoor wet studio.

  82. It’s hot here in Ohio, too, so we have our family schedule arranged around getting chores done early: water the garden, feed the kids and dragons, early morning family bike rides for an energizing wake up. Then I am free to create in my studio while the hubby relaxes (he has a back injury, hot and humid in hard on him). So I have loads of quilt tops that are ready to quilt for our local NICU and to sell and gift, as well as smaller pieces that I didn’t want to continue into a quilt, but make perfect art journal covers. So yes, lots of free motion quilting goin’ on in my creative zone! Lately I have let myself be free with metallic threads and couching “stuff” to my journal covers, and I am finally progressing into true art quilting. Love love love my life!

  83. I like to go down to the river when it’s hot. Just seeing the water rushing over the rocks makes me cooler – being in the shade doesn’t hurt either!

  84. I am blessed to live near the ocean — hot days inland mean fresh ocean breezes. A shady spot with some handwork is close to heaven. Thank you for your generous giveaway

  85. Here in the South, a tall glass of sweet tea is the perfect way to stay cool in the summer. Plus staying inside with the central air & playing with beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

  86. I stay cool in the summer by going to my quilting room, turning on the fan and hiking up my chair so that I can start working on one of my projects. It’s cool and relaxing.

    Pam

  87. I live in the Arizona desert where the temperatures soar in the summer, so I stay indoors. I love sitting at my sewing machine and piecing “cool” fabrics. A glass of iced tea is a nice treat while I audition fabrics on my design wall.

  88. When it is a hot humid summer day, I head to my sewing room in the basement. It is cooler there. I crank up the AC and fans and just quilt, piece, cut, free motion or free motion practice, whatever I want to do. Usually it is to finish a UFO lately.

  89. If it is too hot to be outside (I live in NC) with my little dog, I love being in my sewing room working to machine quilt a project, or to teach one of my little neighborhood friends the art of quilting. I love quilting and think it is an art form that all young people should have the opportunity to learn. There are.so many beautiful fabrics to work with, and so many ways to combine them into quilts. The.materials you are showing are just asking to be made into a light and breezy summer quilt. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  90. Hello, I stay cool in the summer by first tying up my hair, grabbing a cold glass of Green Tea, sitting in my favorite chair, turn on tunes from the 80’s, and start crafting until my fingers hurt – hehehe. BTW – the fabric showing on top of “twirl” is such an incredible teaser to what’s to follow…oh la la

  91. You read my mind! I’ve been spending “cool” time inside the house working upon my straight line stitching skills. Two dolly quilts for grandnieces will be the result. Don’t have the courage to attempt fmq yet. Thanks for the giveaway. With five grandnieces, Twirl would be a perfect fabric for making their quilts and Bible bags.

  92. Living in west Louisiana, it gets HOT! I stay inside at the middle of the day, don’t go outside again until LATE afternoon. And drink plenty of water!

  93. With the combined heat and humidity, it’s been over 40 degrees C up here in the Great White North this week – that’s about 110 F! And it’s only June! I’m trying very hard not to think about July and what it will bring.
    Without A/C, I’ve been hiding from the heat as best I can. The community centre and shopping malls are my “happy place” when it’s like this. Our schools get out either yesterday or next week so most of the community craft groups have finished for the summer meaning there’s no ‘crafty’ refuge from the heat.
    The heat wave should break soon and then I’ll connect with the outdoors again and start work on some small projects for my daughter’s birthday and for Christmas.

  94. If it is too hot to be outside (I live in NC) with my little dog, I love being in my sewing room working to machine quilt a project, or to teach one of my little neighborhood friends the art of quilting. I love quilting and think it is an art form that all young people should have the opportunity to learn. There are.so many beautiful fabrics to work with, and so many ways to combine them into quilts. The.materials you are showing are just asking to be made into a light and breezy summer quilt. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  95. I live in West Texas in the foothills of the Rockies. Years ago we decided to get used to the heat(something like hardening off a plant)by not using air conditioning so that we could handle the hotter weather more comfortably. We use box fans. I enjoy iced coffee with a scoop of vanilla mint icecream in the afternoon. I do quiet work, design and embroidery. If it gets really hot I run cold water over my feet.

  96. Here in the Gulf Coast of MS, June is just the start of the summer heat. But it’s easy to cool off- I just head to the beach with whichever of my grandkids are in town. The water may be warm as bathwater, but the breezes and snowballs keep us cool. And when I’m in the sewing room, the ceiling fans are definitely my friend.

  97. I too like to stay indoors in the air conditioning when the temps are in the 90’s. Now that I have three grandsons with summer birthdays it’s the perfect time to finish their gifts. Then of course it’s always great to curl up with a good book and a glass of iced sun tea. Thank you for the chance to win beautiful fabric!

  98. Staying cool in Ontario involves AC, no doubt. We have high humidity and doing anything strenuous can be harmful….that’s why I love my air conditioned sewing room. I also like to Kayak, or have a cold beverage, or both.
    Cheers,
    Carol

  99. My sewing room is in the basement portion of our house. To stay cool in hot weather, I spend all day there! When it’s really hot I don’t run the iron. At the end of the day, a frozen daiquiri helps too.

  100. My favorite place on hot days is in my downstairs sewing studio. I can still see out side and enjoy the view but can quilt in complete comfort. It is very refreshing.

  101. Love to sit inside on a hot day and quilt, quilt, quilt (free motion). The sunshine outside makes it more enjoyable. Great fabric giveaway choice. Enjoy your blog!

  102. Because I live on an island in the Pacific Northwest, any HOT day requires a walk on the beach and likely wading in the always cold ocean water. The island breeze is also especially welcomed during those rare scorchers! I often sit outside on an upper terrace of my yard that catches that lovely cooling breeze and thumb thru quilting magazines and read good books. Lovely summer!

  103. One of my favorite way to stay cool is to sew with cool fabrics. It is amazing how colors can effect your mood. If I am still hot, then a dip in the pool on a floating on a lounge raft designing quilts in my head.

  104. I like to be where there is A/C and a ceiling fan. My sewing room doesn’t have a ceiling fan, so I spend a lot of time in the livingroom watching quilting/sewing/diy shows while knitting and crocheting. When the sun goes down, I can move upstairs to the sewing room where it’s cooler than in the morning.

  105. I couldn’t think of a better way of staying cool then to learn a new sewing pattern using a beautiful giveaway fabric. Of course I’d have to have a cup of hot black tea to drink as that’s what I was raised on. In the air conditioning of course. Thanks.

  106. Thanks for such a lovely giveaway….Here in southeastern New Brunswick; I can usually cool off just by opening a few windows in the house. I live by the bay and get a breeze off the water(most of the time)…lol. I love the heat, but we do have to escape once in awhile. So what I do is; get the breeze blowing through then sit down to sew or hand quilt…it relaxes me completely. I am learning to FMQ, but not so relaxed yet….lol. thanks again.

  107. I turn on my room fan (along with the A/C) and work on projects that don’t take too much exertion. Oh, and I have a tall glass of iced tea handy.

  108. Living in the sunshine state of Florida, we get up early and hit the quilt shops before it gets to hot…. home for a light lunch and refreshing dip in the pool. All relaxed I head into the A/C and create the afternoon away machine quilting. When my shoulders and hands are a bit sore…back into the pool to relax them…this break lets me sew some more.

    I love the bright fabrics

  109. Here it gets really hot, and I love to swim with my grandchildren for one thing. I also like to stay inside where it’s cool and sew and watch TV or my favorite teaching videos. Thanks for the giveaway.

  110. Here in Colorado, we don’t have to “stay cool” often. But my favorite way to do so is to open the house, turn on the attic fan, and feel the breeze. Then I make homemade slushies and eat lots of fresh fruit while reading a good book.

  111. When the weather hits triple digits, I retreat to my studio in the basement and create. One year I had a piece of luscious dragon fabric (kids) and started a series of popcicle blocks from Project Linus. Hot dragons and cool popcicles… what do you think happened?

  112. Living in Texas we always have a/c going sometimes in the late Fall Months. My sewing room is a sunroom so it can get warm in the morning with the sun hitting it so not only will the a/c be going but the ceiling fan will be at mid to high speed. But usually I get so involved with quilting that I don’t notice the heat. Well the tall glass of ice water helps with that too.

  113. No A/C and a hot old apartment: I drink lots of ice water, have electric fans going, and I do some sort of hand stitching. At the moment: a cathedral window quilt in red, green, gold and white. Hand sewing is very “zen” and distracts from my body and brain melting!

  114. Quilting in the basement is a great option but love to be outdoors. It can be hiking in the mountains – observing shapes and colors – or sitting on the patio doodling ideas. What a fun giveaway – new fabrics inspire new creativity!

  115. I dream of hot days! Summer hasn’t started here yet; it appears we have entered a monsoon phase here in the UK. I use the weather as an excuse to play with lots of very colourful fabrics including hand-dyed ones. If there is a hint of sunshine or break in the clouds I’m off out exploring the countryside on my bike.

  116. Ah yes, how to stay cool in the South. Ugh! The only way possible is to either be inside in AC or in water of some kind. Since I only have AC, I am currently cutting fabrics to use in projects for Christmas gifts this year. At least that makes me “think” I am cool.

  117. I love staying indoors in our AC-d house when it’s too humid outside — & either hand-embroider or machine-sew in my studio …. with our Schnauzer Sophia right by my feet! Thanx for the Moda giveaway!

  118. I love quilting and sewing in the summer. I just have more free time. My daughter is off from school, so I get to do projects with her and she really enjoys learning. We go swimming in the morning, dry off and come inside and quilt.

  119. I love quilting and sewing in the summer. I just have more free time. My daughter is off from school, so I get to do projects with her and she really enjoys learning. We go swimming in the morning, dry off and come inside and quilt.

  120. I live in Gig Harbor, Washington surrounded by lots of cool marine air and the ubiquitous sometimes rainy weather. So, we rarely get scorchers. I’ve only been quilting since last August (I’m on quilt #7), but have never found it too hot to quilt. Doubt I will. This hobby is an obsession in the making. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to start building a stash!

  121. Recently moving from Washington to Georgia, I can’t get enough of the warm weather (humidity and all). The windows are open, the birds are singing, the smell of the sweet evenings in the south is so intoxicating. All of these things stir my creative juices, and I am in that mood to get going on making the Christmas gifts for the family. After watching the show this morning on PBS, I am all excited, geared up and ready to go when it comes to making a collage photo quilt of my Dad (who passed away on April 1st, no joke), to give to my Mom. I realize this probably isn’t one’s idea of staying cool, but I am out of the sun and in the house; and to me being cool is a state of mind, and an awesome personality to have.

  122. I put up the screen tent in the backyard for a little shade and set up the sewing machine on the picnic table. Time just files by with the fresh air and the inspiration of nature. Quilting al fresco!

  123. Summer in the south is hot and humid and lasts forever! Thanks to air conditioning, ceiling fans, and cool drinks, i CAN SIT IN MY SEWING ROOM AND QUILT, QUILT, QUILT!

  124. My favorite way to stay cool in the summer is either staying home with the a/c on enjoying some creative time or going to the movies or bowling (which are also air conditioned LOL) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  125. I like to go to the pool and exercise in the water and then come home and sit in my air conditioned house and sew. Right now I am working on 6 block of the month quilts. I have 16 grandchildren that I have to make quilts for. I only have 6 done. My husband hand quilts them in the winter and I sew them in the winter and summer.

  126. It has been really hot in Chicago, too. This summer, when I have been able to stay in the AC, I have been spinning. The movement of the wheel acts like a fan–not really–but I have made some lovely yarn.

  127. I turn the A/C to 75 and forget the temperature today will be 104 to 109. I just see it as a great excuse to continue my hands-on education to master the techniques of making Landscape Quilts. My dogs keep me company, while holding down the floor, as they don’t want to go out side either. Susan

  128. It’s scorching here in Colorado as well. My favorite is inside with a balmy 72 on the A/C with all of my quilting projects surrounding me – currently a 4th of July quilt in the works. The fabric looks summery and cool!

  129. My favourite way to stay cool always involves my sewing machine. I get those blinds pulled down early in the morning, put the fan on & set to work. Thank you for this opportunity to maybe add this beautiful fabric to my stash.

  130. Sitting out on the deck in the early morning sunshine under the trees listening to the birds, watching the hummingbirds,with a glass of iced tea and a biscotti revisiting my favorite quilt books or quilt magazines.

  131. LOL We don’t have AC… Sit in the shade with a good book that will take my mind off my discomfort. Like Robinn my body doesn’t support the heat… if it gets too bad, a tepid shower or bath help. Mostly I just give thanks I live in Normandy where just this morning. 23 June I needed a coverup when I went outside. It gets hot here but it doesn’t stay that way, unlike central Texas where I grew up and Missouri where I spent my 20s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  132. LOL We don’t have AC… Sit in the shade with a good book that will take my mind off my discomfort. Like Robinn my body doesn’t support the heat… if it gets too bad, a tepid shower or bath help. Mostly I just give thanks I live in Normandy where just this morning. 23 June I needed a coverup when I went outside. It gets hot here but it doesn’t stay that way, unlike central Texas where I grew up and Missouri where I spent my 20s. ๐Ÿ™‚

  133. The hotter the day the farther inside I hide to clear out piles & stuff from corners of the house preparing for the next time all the house can be opened up and enjoyed with fresh air & creative energy.

  134. We don’t use our air conditioning often. I usually read when it gets too hot but lately I’ve been pinning together the pieces to my next project. I can sit near the breeze and enjoy picturing the completed project.

  135. I like to get a glass of iced tea with mint and read a good book (maybe a quilt book)
    If I won the fabric it would definitely be a good time to make a sampler quilt.

    Ramona Stevenson

  136. I just sit in the shade and do needle work on squares of fabric, which will be made into quilts when the weather becomes cooler. Being outdoors, looking at the garden and the river gives me a multitude of ideas for my work. all done freehand and with not much planning. very organic.

  137. What a great giveaway! Thanks!
    We don’t get that much heat for very long here. But when it is too hot even for the nearby beach (under the shade of a tree) my fav place is in my sewing/crafts room in the basement. It’s always cool there!

  138. Oceans of ice water, with lemon thank you, mountains of quilting / sewing books, magazines, paper, scissors, colored pencils and glue sticks spread across my work table for reading, imagining and creating fabric project ideas.

  139. I like to hide in my sewing room and work on patchwork table tops and catch up on the loose ends of projects I have started and not finished, I have baby blankets to make so I have a merry time doing just what I want to do. After working for 60 years it is so nice having the peace of mind to just be happy.

  140. … a refreshing glass of iced tea, a quiet fan circulating the summer warmth, and an entire day off with a stack of fabrics and a pair of scissors and an idea for a new project … it doesn’t get much better than this!

  141. I have a fan aimed at my sewing machine so I can quilt and stay cool. A tall glass of iced tea and a sleeveless sundress completes the anti-heat ensemble. Oh, and I quilt barefoot!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway!

  142. I take my kids to the pool. I don’t get much quilting done in the summer with the kids home, but my sewing room is always nice and cool! Sometimes I sneak in there early in the morning before the kids get up though ๐Ÿ™‚

  143. Healthiest way I’ve found to cool off on a hot day is to eat a small bowl of frozen fruit. Best one’s I’ve tried so far are mango, grapes, berries, melons, or pineapple. They taste great, are good for you, and cool off heating internal body temps in a snap! You can snack on them while you’re quilting, too! And because they’re frozen, they don’t make a mess anywhere – not even in the bowl! – or on your fabric, should you accidentally drop a morsel

  144. My favorite way to stay cool is to indulge in summer food favorites – ice cold watermelon, iced tea, frozen grapes… Yum! Thanks for the chance to win!

  145. Summers in south Louisiana are usually as humid as they are hot! The only time you can really enjoy the outdoors is at the crack of dawn. Fortunately we have alot of trees and it stays bearable until around 9 am. I love to take my tall glass of tea outside and enjoy the cool (relatively) by working on some wet felting, sun printing, or creative fabric dyeing. Nothing like a little water “crafts” to beat the heat. Usually by the time the temp outside is rising, I’ve made some cool new fabric to take inside and create with!

  146. Living in the Pacific NW, we don’t actually get too many really scorching hot days, maybe one week out of the year? Those are days it’s great to be out on the water, boating!

  147. I like to make sun prints on the deck. After that i retreat to the cool basement to sort fabric and epherma i have recently picked up from a few yard sales

    Forest Dance is my user name now.

  148. I like to make sun prints on the deck. After that i retreat to the cool basement to sort fabric and epherma i have recently picked up from a few yard sales

    Forest Dance is my user name now.

  149. I like to make sun prints on the deck. After that i retreat to the cool basement to sort fabric and epherma i have recently picked up from a few yard sales

    Forest Dance is my user name now.

  150. Here in Oregon we don’t have to worry about scorchers too often. But, when it is hot, I take hand work outside under the trees. Or just look at quilting books and magazines. And I do a lot of sketching..

  151. To stay cool when it’s in the upper 90’s, I set up my pedistal fan to blow right on me. I find with the fan and drinking lots of ice cold water, I can keep on stitching whatever project I’m working on. My latest is a car seat cover and a two baby quilts for my son’s best friend and his wife, who are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child that’s due in November just about Thanksgiving. They live on a farm where they raise sheep and beef cattle, but they also have a slew of dogs, cats and chickens. They also raise pheasants to be released into the wild. So, at LEAST one quilt will be all sorts of farm animals…..what else would do??!!!!!!
    I would love to win the fabric giveaway and see what kind of goodies I could turn out. Thanks for the great opportunity!

  152. Stitch, snip, paint, print,
    knit, draw, sew, quilt,
    dye, distress, pleat, fray,
    I could play ….all day!
    I don’t have a favorite…
    They are all “COOL”!

  153. My quilting studio is in my walkout basement, so it is the coolest place in the house. I don’t do heat well, so it is wonderful to be in the studio!

  154. Living in Texas, it is hot, hot, hot in the summer. Last summer we had 70 days of triple digit weather. If I go outside, it is to the pool but I prefer to stay cool inside sewing. I am so grateful my Mom and Grandmother taught me to sew.

  155. In Arizona we know what scorcher days are! I put on a pair of shorts and tee shirt, pour a glass of ice tea and look through my stash and see what I can dream up. It is a perfect time to start on those Christmas gifts.
    I can always use more fabric.

  156. I stay cool by spending a half hour of “adult swim time” at the public pool – There is seldom any sort of crowd and I still like to do silly dives off the “low” diving board. In and out of the water really cools a person off. The half hour at the pool cools my entire body and mind, giving me a fresh outlook on a hot, dry windy day. Totally refreshing and calorie free, except then I am hungry! Smiles!!! Jan

  157. I like to grab a tall glass of iced tea, some of my favorites from my fabric stash, switch on the ceiling fan and head for my cutting table and sewing machine.

  158. You know what?—My hand quilting projects are usually the first thing I do on a too hot day. My sewing space is above our garage & on really hot days—whew…too hot up there! I’ll collect my hand sewing items, (working on a wedding gift now), make a iced vanilla coffee, get the Mozart CD playing & stitch away……. that is where I’m heading RIGHT now—it’s 94 on the patio! The Moda fabric looks just like cool popcycles to me—-ummmmm!

  159. Long, hot summer days will find me standing at my longarm quilt machine, a fan making a lovely breeze against my back, enjoying the easy rhythm of the design I’ve chosen, as I stitch the layers of last winter’s efforts together to form a completed quilt.

  160. My sewing studio is in our basement. It is always cooler down there then upstairs. So when it’s hot I stay nice and cool. In the winter I have a small ceramic heater that I use to keep the chill off. Great place to be in any kind of weather.

  161. Here in NC, when it’s super hot, we like to go to the beach! (Okay… the KIDS like to go to the beach… I like to stay inside and work on my beginners sewing skills!)

  162. We have had a hot week in Pittsburgh. No air conditioning in my house. Enjoy sitting on the porch with a glass of ice water and looking at my quilt magazines and books..what other projects can I start??

  163. I love a big glass of ice water, my sewing machine, a baby quilt pattern, and my box fan in my sewing room with some great music playing as I sew. Cool in every way! ๐Ÿ™‚

  164. I go to the lower level of the house where my creation station is – always cool down there. My favourite refreshment is iced coffee. Have great plans for the fabric if I win.

  165. Here in South Texas it’s pretty much inside in the A/C as much as possible in the summer! Either that or cooling off in the pool!
    Great giveaway!

  166. Love the fabrics.
    I escape the heat by spending summers in South Western Nova Scotia Canada. Would otherwise be in hot and humid Ottawa Ontario Canada.with the AC on. Here I can work outside or sew (inside) most days. The occasional too hot (for me) day usually cools between 4 and 5 pm.. Frankly I don’t know how you folks south of us can stand the heat!

  167. Thanks for the free fabric offer. Each year in August I freeze fresh peaches in orange juice. Then through the year and in the Summer heat I thaw them just enough to eat like sherbert. Orange/Peach ice crystals!! What a treat. For me, that is the essential taste of summer!

  168. To stay cool I like to take my Sketchbook, art & craft books & magazines, and an icy drink to one of my favorite shady spots in our yard. I take this time to dream and design some new projects that I will work on when the weather forces me inside.

  169. OH, I am a fabric freak! I LOVE to go to fabric stores And then go home to the AC and sew! Can’t take the heat, so very much love to stay indoors sewing!
    Judy Fowler

  170. Where I live it has been HOT 3 days in a row. To cool off, I got a tall glass of iced tea and sat in an air conditioned room with a stack of old quilting magazines purchased from a thrift shop.

  171. First of all, I am very glad that I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada! In our short summer, it rarely gets above 80 degrees, so it is usually a very comfortable 72 degrees. My studio faces west, so it only gets hot in the late afternoon and early evening. So, y’all might want to move here! When it gets too hot, I do easy things, like cutting out shapes for my rebel quilting and suck on a giant freezee! I can also patter over to my back room and watch quilting and related videos on my computer. Life it so good, no matter what the temperature! Fabric and stuff rule!

  172. My favorite way to escape the scorching heat is to get in a swim in the ourdoor pool before leaving the gym. then I come home refreshed and ready to stay indoors and sew. Love the bright colors in this twirl fabric from Moda.

  173. My favorite way to escape the scorching heat is to get in a swim in the ourdoor pool before leaving the gym. then I come home refreshed and ready to stay indoors and sew. Love the bright colors in this twirl fabric from Moda.

  174. On a hot day, I turn on the fan to high and try to organize my fabric stash and sewing room. It’s only another attempt… I still have more stuff to organize!

  175. Today, we are enjoying the rain after some warm days in Southern N.B. My favorite place to be during hot summer days is at our friends cabin over looking the lake. Cool beverages are a necessity.This location is our summer vacation getaway. The scenery is so inspiring and peaceful.The evenings seem cooler by the water and I embroider small pillows, Christmas ornaments and bags. I save the larger and heavier projects for cooler temperatures.

  176. I like to turn up the AC, turn on the stero with country music playing in the background, get out my crafts or sewing projects and just have a fun and relaxing day working on things that I really enjoy doing while it is hot outside.

  177. I love to applique or free quilting. I also so some knitting and crocheting. I have one pattern of combined crochet and sewing. Oh yes I paint also in this hot weather. Depends on what I have on hand to work on.
    Mcalliegirl

  178. I love to applique or free quilting. I also so some knitting and crocheting. I have one pattern of combined crochet and sewing. Oh yes I paint also in this hot weather. Depends on what I have on hand to work on.
    Mcalliegirl

  179. Summers can be REALLY hot here in southeast Texas, so air conditioning is a must. My favorite escape from the heat is to work on hand-piecing in front of the television, watching one of my favorite movies. And iced coffee doesn’t hurt any, either!

  180. With the rainy weather in Seattle, its hard to imagine wanting to get cool. 60 degrees here at my house outside. But to keep busy rain or shine I like to make some little artie quilts.

  181. Sadly here in the UK the sun seems rare! I am holed up inside at my machine to avoid the torential rain! (There has to be something good about an english summer!)

  182. I turn the AC down upstairs & sew, sew, sew for community charities and orphans in Kenya. I also, like to take a refreshing swim in the pool. It gets really hot & humid here.

  183. Here in Missouri, we know about heat and humidity. I do my handwork on my screened porch in the morning and evenings and work in my dining room overlooking the garden in the heat of the day. Right now I’m working on some wall art for my daughter’s apartment in Oregon. My husband made 16 12-inch square shadowboxes and we are covering them with her favorite images and fabric-all nature inspired!

  184. Quilting is difficult down here in south Louisiana in the summer due to the heat and dodging of (potential) hurricanes earlier than usual this year. My favorite way to stay cool is to go to a movie. It’s always cold in movie theaters and he has to be pretty darned cold for it to be too cold for me!

  185. I usually try to just hang at the pool under my umbrella with a cool drink. sometimes I read, sometimes I bead, mostly portable crafts. Haven’t resorted to taking the sewing machine out to the pool yet….

  186. I love to stay inside and drink iced tea, while piecing quilts for my new (3 months) twin grandbabies. This will interpret into freestyle quilting when I get that far. By then, though, I imagine I’ll be drinking hot tea to stay warm! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  187. most days are like that here in the tropics
    under the ceiling fan with a tall cool drink
    putting my machine out on the deck lets me continue to work

  188. My favorite way to stay cool is at one of my looms. A weaver, I am recent newcomer to quilting. And loving all the learning!!
    I love fabric, some that I weave, some that I dye, and some of the gorgeous fabrics on the market today.
    I hope I win some!!

  189. I usually spend the hottest days of the summer doing some simple patchwork, or I dig out my paint sticks and let the muse take over. I don’t have to spend a lot of effort thinking about what I am doing, I can just relax, listen to my favorite music, and (surprisingly) get a lot of work done.

    Great idea for a giveaway! I hope I win!

  190. Stay cool by staying in under the AC and look through my quilting books/magazines getting new ideas for the next project.. winning this bundle of beautiful fabric would be awesome to start a new project with.

  191. When it’s really hot outside, I slip into my pink sewing room. I feel cooler automatically because it seems like I am surrounded by strawberry ice cream. I have finished six couch quilts so far this summer. Sew on girls!

  192. I like to get up early and dye fabric. By the time the heat of the day is here, the fabric is dry and ready to use inside the cool sewing room.
    Debbie

  193. To stay cool in the summer I stay near my air conditioning sewing away with a big glass of ice water or lemonade. Love Twirl fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  194. Summer is definitely not my favorite season….I usually stay inside by the AC, and it’s delightful to piece and quilt during hot days. I love the spring and fall for working outside….so I do most of my sewing summer and winter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  195. On scorching days, I love to take a dip in the cool pool and get some excercise. After that I’m all for staying inside and working in my sewing room. Any sewing or quilting project is a good excuse to stay out of a hot kitchen on a hot day.

    Beautiful fabric!

  196. I do crank up the air conditioning but I usually also have a fan going too to get a bit of breeze in the house. My sewing area is in the attic, so when it is hot, I bring my machine downstairs to sew.

    Thanks for the chance
    shel704 at aol dot com

  197. I live on a farm, so even if it’s hot I still have chores to get done. When finished with all that, I get me a cold drink and head to my sewing room to relax and work on my quilting. The fabrics are pretty and I would love to put them in one of my projects.

  198. I live in South Eastern NM and right now it is in the high 90’s to triple digits. Today I attended a local quilt show in our Museum of the Southwest. It was absolutely peaceful and COOL.

    At home, I have c/a and sew, take online quilting classes, or just look at quilting books for inspiration.

    Great giveaway!

  199. I like to stay inside as well as you know Texas Summers can be a real scorcher here in Houston,texas. And I like to get some of my ufo’s and try to finish up Handquilting like my GrandMother use to do. And yes,I would love to win so I can start on some nice Christmas Gifts for somme Family Members.Thank-You,and Ya’ll have a Blessed Week-end as a Blessed Week as well.Cindy Garlotte

  200. Fix a nice cool salad for dinner – shrimp or tuna with pasta put it in the fridg, be sure the iced tea is made, and a loaf of french bread. Then, sit back with a good book and lose myself until it cools down. Nice give away.

  201. I like to stay inside in the airconditioning here in North Florida. It’s hot and sticky! A nice glass of fresh squeezed lemonade is good while I work on a small, hand made pillow or a small crochet project. I like to keep projects small in the summer so they aren’t in my lap like covers, making me even hotter.

  202. I like to stay inside in the airconditioning here in North Florida. It’s hot and sticky! A nice glass of fresh squeezed lemonade is good while I work on a small, hand made pillow or a small crochet project. I like to keep projects small in the summer so they aren’t in my lap like covers, making me even hotter.

  203. I love to sit in the shade if there’s a breeze, and just listen to all the outdoor sounds, or go swimming. Of course, with working, one doesn’t get much chance to do either.
    Thanks for the chance to win fabric!

  204. I love to sit in the shade if there’s a breeze, and just listen to all the outdoor sounds, or go swimming. Of course, with working, one doesn’t get much chance to do either.
    Thanks for the chance to win fabric!

  205. My favorite way to keep cool in the summer is to get hot in the first place. I love getting outside with the sun beating down on me and just run errands or go to the park or for a long walk. Then when I get home into the ac I’m so much more appreciative of it! That’s when I can really focus and create! I guess I’m kinda like my kids once I get the “wiggles” out my brain functions better!

  206. My favorite way to keep cool in the summer is to get hot in the first place. I love getting outside with the sun beating down on me and just run errands or go to the park or for a long walk. Then when I get home into the ac I’m so much more appreciative of it! That’s when I can really focus and create! I guess I’m kinda like my kids once I get the “wiggles” out my brain functions better!

  207. I would prefer to stay inside with the AC on but I live on a ranch and there is always something outside needing to be done, so I usually find myself out there sweating like a horse. As long as I have a big ol’ glass of good ice tea, I can do anything.

  208. My favorite outdoor activity on a hot day is doing crossword puzzles with my sister on her back patio while her 4yo twins splash around in the kiddie pool. If I get too hot, the kids are always happy to help by pouring cool water on my legs. Add classic rock music in the background and watermelon pops… It doesn’t get much better than that! ๐Ÿ™‚

  209. I love my quilting but during the summer I do take a break. I usually will sew thru July for the birthday gifts for my sister and my dearest friend whose birthdays are in August. Then in September I pick it back up

  210. I love my quilting but during the summer I do take a break. I usually will sew thru July for the birthday gifts for my sister and my dearest friend whose birthdays are in August. Then in September I pick it back up

  211. I love summer. It is the best time of the year for me. On a hot day I like to go to my new studio put on the ceiling fan and open all the windows and comtemplate the beauty of nature pared with the beauty of fabric. Next I open the big picture window that gives me a view of the garden with frequent visitation from dragonflies, humingbirds and all kinds of birds. My first priority is to work on my current quilt. If, however, I become lethargic, there is always the outdoor couch in the gazebo to comtemplate new projects. I take my quilting journal and watercolor pencils and draw a new designs for future work. Ah!, yes it is a great life and great imagery for creating future quilts.

  212. I like to go outside with all seven of my beautiful children (ages 10-2) and turn the sprinkler on and play in the water with them for hours! It is so much fun playing with them, because it brings back my own wonderful childhood memories of playing in the sprinkler when I was a little girl! Oh, and chocolate milk shakes are great too!!

  213. This summer I have been going through my mother’s sewing stuff. She passed a couple of years ago, and I have found some amazing quilt tops made from vintage fabrics that I recognize as being left from clothes she made me as a child! We’re talking 1960’s vintage. And yes, I have the AC on high, and cold cold ice tea. I’d love to use the free fabric to make a quilt with a Churchill Downs theme. I live in Louisville KY just about 15 minutes from the track. I love to go to the back of the track and watch the horses after their morning workout.
    Thanks, and happy sewing,
    Judy

  214. I like to take a dip in our pool and let my swimsuit soak through a tee shirt and then sit at my sewing machine kind of wet! Nice and cool! A nice cold beer along side helps too!

  215. I cool off in the pool for a couple of hours, then I’m cooler for the rest of the day and relaxed and ready to sew. We live in SC where it’s hot and humid. I would love to win that beautiful fabric!

  216. We don’t have a lot of scorching days here in the NW but when we do I put my feet in bucket of cold water and spend my time designing on paper. When cool off a bit I then begin to gather fabrics from my stash.

  217. The best way to spend a hot summer day for me is to put the quilt frame up close to a vent with the air on and spend the day quilting! Stay cool and relax at the same time!!

  218. I don’t like the heat, so staying inside with a fan, an icy cold drink and doing some kind of crafting to keep my hands busy. Beautiful colors!!

  219. I love to spend my time when it is exceedingly warm outside, inside with my granddaughter teaching her about quilting and the many different styles. We have lots of fun and her young mind has lots of ideas.

  220. We have one little window ac, so my favorite way to keep cool is open the windows in the morning to let the cool breezes in. My ‘studio’ part of the house has East and South windows, so it is a beautiful time to cut and stitch or paint. Then, I close the windows up as the temp begins to rise. The ceiling fans whir all day long giving me the white noise I need to zip along in my studio. ;D

  221. In the early mornings I go outside and water the veggie garden. During the day, I pretty much stay in the house and quilt or work on hand sewing projects. In the evenings, if it’s not too hot, or smokey due to the fire in Northern Colorado, I like to sit on the back deck with a chilled glass of white wine and watch the birds and other wildlife as they end their day. I’ve seen a few bucks and doe’s come through the open space behind our house. We also have some ducks that visit us. It’s all amazing.

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

  222. I just LOVE the hot weather! I like to get my yard work done in the mornings—mowing the lawn, working in the flower beds and filling bird feeders. Then, I can sit inside and enjoy some sewing. Or, maybe dreaming about what I will do with some of my fabric stash ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck, Everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

  223. Spending time in my sewing room is ideal in the summer. It’s downstairs where it’s nice and cool. I can sew to my hearts content and listen to some tunes while it’s a scorcher outside.

  224. When it’s hot I like to go to the library and soak up their air conditioning. And when it is really hot, the grocery store is the place to be…gotta keep the food fresh!

    Thanks.

  225. sitting on the covered porch in the shade with something cool to drink and looking through Magazines and books for ideas for quilting and sewing.
    great fabric, thanks for the chance to win it.

  226. Yesterday, we took to the water for fishing & the cool breeze! I enjoy looking to nature for inspiration in my crafting & quilting projects. Thanks for the fabric giveaway!

  227. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we seldom have days that would be considered “scorching”. There is always good quilting weather. Right now the temperature is only 61 degrees in the middle of the afternoon! When it does get really hot (maybe 2 days total in summer) we spend it out on the water.

  228. Living in the Pacific Northwest, we don’t really get any “scorching” days. It is always good quilting weather. Right now it is only 61 degrees in the middle of the afternoon. When we do get really hot days (usually less than a week total in summer) we spend them out on the water.

  229. I love taking the kids to the beach on hot days. We go early in the morning when it’s not scorching yet and by the time we get home and have lunch they’re ready for a nap!! Naps around here are code for “mommy’s sewing time”. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful new fabric.

  230. I open all of the windows and let the pacific trade winds blow through the house. I also love to take a dip in the ocean… swimming relaxes and make creativity flow.

  231. On my deck, cold sauvignon in one hand and some and some art work in the other – life ain’t too shabby! (However, it’s mid winter here in New Zealand 3 degrees today! – So am in the craft room, AC on full bore!)

  232. I love to sew and I love to swim so I’ll sew in the air conditioning for a while and then take a break and go out to the pool. I love summer time! Thanks for the opportunity to win great fabric!
    -Cheryl

  233. My sewing studio is in my basement so in the summer it’s nice and cool. I have a beautiful fireplace to keep it warm in the winter. No matter what the weather I have a wonderful place to be creative.

  234. Staying cool? I head upstairs to my sewing room overlooking the McKenzie River. If I’m lucky there is a nice breeze coming off the river; if not there’s my trusty little airconditioner! Thanks for the giveaway!

  235. On a real scorcher of a day, I love to escape to my cool craft room and pull fabrics from my stash in colors of blue, purples, greens and lots of whites and play with them in different arrangements or thumb through magazines or books and find a pattern that begs to be tried.

  236. We had a couple of hot, hot days this month & I cranked up the a.c. & finished a couple of quilting projects. I also went through my fabric stash and noticed it was getting a little low…..hint hint lol.

  237. I like to take my sewing machine out to the screened porch. I can look at the flowers & watch the birds @ the feeder while I am piecing a quilt top. A nice frosty glass of iced tea helps keep me cool!

  238. We have hot summers…and I stay cool inside with our AC…and good books to listen to as I’m sewing. I’d love the opportunity to “stay cool” with this lovely fabric!

  239. I am lucky to live on an island. I walk along the beach and find smooth rocks to paint, shells for jewlery, or intresting driftwood for a sculpter. Who can argue with free craft supplies. I would love the free fabric too.

  240. I like to head to the water with my niece and nephew and save the quilting for rainy days and evenings.

    Thanks for the website and all the idas and info. So much I want to try.

  241. I head to my studio in the basement … but in our 4-level house it can get pretty cold down there with the a/c on, co I have to quilt “fast and furious” to stay warm. (I know … not such a bad problem during a summer scorcher!)

  242. To stay cool in the summer I like to set up a table under a shady tree and pull out some dyeing or printing materials. I get so busy playing that I don’t notice the heat so much and then after a cool shower I have lots to play with when it rains or the Mosquitos come out.

  243. To stay cool in the summer I like to set up a table under a shady tree and pull out some dyeing or printing materials. I get so busy playing that I don’t notice the heat so much and then after a cool shower I have lots to play with when it rains or the Mosquitos come out.

  244. After adding AC to our 150+year old house, the difference is like night and day! Now I can work on whatever I want, though I still tend toward small hand held items in summer…embroidered tea towels, knitted cotton vegetable bags and washcloths. It’s a good time to stock up on little gifts for later in the year!

  245. The best way to stay cool is be in the house with the a/c on 80, (to conserve energy of course), and read a new quilt book and experiment with new fabrics and patterns. Always keep an abundant supply of fresh frozen strawberry bars on hand! Great coice of colors!!

  246. The best way to stay cool is be in the house with the a/c on 80, (to conserve energy of course), and read a new quilt book and experiment with new fabrics and patterns. Always keep an abundant supply of fresh frozen strawberry bars on hand! Great coice of colors!!

  247. Stay cool by going to the beach where there is usually a breeze.
    Take a picnic, some hand work and just enjoy! We are on the west coast of the USA so it is cooler.
    Fabric is always fun!

  248. I keep my “stash” organized in bins in the walk-in closet of my guest room. On hot days, with the air conditioning on, I set up a fan at the door to force the cool air in, sit on the closet floor, and select fabrics for my next project.

  249. Oh I wish for a hot summer. Brittany, France is currently anything but summerish…….time to sit and handquilt whilst wrapped up warm in the quilt. nanny sue

  250. As a teacher, I don’t get to sit at my sewing machine as much as I would like to during the school year. Summers are my time to relax and pursue those projects that there isn’t time for during the school year. I have pieced a small quilt for my granddaughter and a baby quilt for a new arrival due in January. I have another small quilt top for my grandson almost finished. I’m also working on baby bibs and burp cloths. I have a quilt top under way for my church bazaar and then I’m working on machine embroidering dishtowels for the bazaar. In addition, I carry around my knitting so I can get some scarves made for the bazaar (only because I haven’t figured out how to carry my sewing machine to appointments and such). I try to make it to church on sewing days to help our quilters work on projects for the bazaar. I do all this in addition to keeping my grandson and taking him to swim lessons, bible school and whatever else comes along for him to do. I’m looking forward to retirement next year so I can have this much fun all year long!

  251. As a teacher, I don’t get to sit at my sewing machine as much as I would like to during the school year. Summers are my time to relax and pursue those projects that there isn’t time for during the school year. I have pieced a small quilt for my granddaughter and a baby quilt for a new arrival due in January. I have another small quilt top for my grandson almost finished. I’m also working on baby bibs and burp cloths. I have a quilt top under way for my church bazaar and then I’m working on machine embroidering dishtowels for the bazaar. In addition, I carry around my knitting so I can get some scarves made for the bazaar (only because I haven’t figured out how to carry my sewing machine to appointments and such). I try to make it to church on sewing days to help our quilters work on projects for the bazaar. I do all this in addition to keeping my grandson and taking him to swim lessons, bible school and whatever else comes along for him to do. I’m looking forward to retirement next year so I can have this much fun all year long!

  252. As a teacher, I don’t get to sit at my sewing machine as much as I would like to during the school year. Summers are my time to relax and pursue those projects that there isn’t time for during the school year. I have pieced a small quilt for my granddaughter and a baby quilt for a new arrival due in January. I have another small quilt top for my grandson almost finished. I’m also working on baby bibs and burp cloths. I have a quilt top under way for my church bazaar and then I’m working on machine embroidering dishtowels for the bazaar. In addition, I carry around my knitting so I can get some scarves made for the bazaar (only because I haven’t figured out how to carry my sewing machine to appointments and such). I try to make it to church on sewing days to help our quilters work on projects for the bazaar. I do all this in addition to keeping my grandson and taking him to swim lessons, bible school and whatever else comes along for him to do. I’m looking forward to retirement next year so I can have this much fun all year long!

  253. I thank God for the air conditioning and wonderful sewing machines. A big glass of iced tea and off I go to my sewing room with my little dog by my side!

  254. Like a good (ex) brownie, I anticipate. Water is life. I start the day by watering my garden, I spend peak hours indoors, crafting to float my mind away from the discomfort and return to reality in the cooler hours as if from a spa.mmmmm

  255. ps..but that is a highveld heat of South Africa,- 100 degrees! ..I have no experience of this. The highest Ive successfully negotiated with the help of my trees and roof insulation (practical me) has been 38 degrees C…a veritable BREEZE ๐Ÿ™‚

  256. My favorite way of staying cool is to work on completing my applique or embroidery on my latest quilt or cutting and sewing new blocks for another quilt. I also like taking an early morning walk before the heat sets in for the day. Playing with fabric and color ranks as important as sewing.

  257. My favorite way of staying cool is to work on completing my applique or embroidery on my latest quilt or cutting and sewing new blocks for another quilt. I also like taking an early morning walk before the heat sets in for the day. Playing with fabric and color ranks as important as sewing.

  258. Hair up, presser foot down, teaching my granddaughter how to free-motion quilt!
    There is nothing like searching through the scrap basket for just the right fabric pieces to make a one-of-a-kind place mat to take back home to remember our summer weeks together. My idea of heaven, no matter what the temperature ๐Ÿ™‚

  259. I like to crank down the air to 78, put on a soothing nature CD or a rousing classical (only time I do this, usually I rock) and start Quilting! of course I keep a nice tall glass of herbal ice tea handy for quick breaks!

  260. I love it when it’s too hot for housework or cooking. The box fan, ice water, a hand applique project and a good movie make for a lovely day.

  261. I love it when it’s too hot for housework or cooking. The box fan, ice water, a hand applique project and a good movie make for a lovely day.

  262. Re-reading my past issues of QA to get inspiration for the next project, iced tea, cat beside me under the ceiling fan in my studio and some cool jazz.

  263. I like to start on projects for the cooler days…I usually cut applique quilst and separate the pieces in sandwich bags or gallon bags(depending on the size) while drinking an iced coffee…

  264. Though we’ve had only a few hot enough days to use A/C thus far this summer in the Pacific NW, on those days, I prefer to stay in and enjoy a day of beading and or sewing my Indo batik wall hangings. I’m not a heat or sun worshipper. I have some friends that I invite over for Beading and Sewing Circle. Set out a cool ice tea and some refreshments–we have a great time around the large table in the great room!

    Yes, thank you for doing a fun, cool giveaway! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Tera
    CreationsByTera.com

  265. So far we haven’t had a ‘scorcher’ and our house has so many stone walls that I’m still cold and running the wood stove. But if it were to ever get hot, I’d stay cool by splashing in the lake and watching the frogs sunbathe. Then when the sun went behind the trees and it once again got chilly, I’d bundle up and read all my wonderful quilting and crafting books and magazines.

    Great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  266. I am waiting for a heart transplant so outside in the heat is just not possible… for now. I enjoy machine quilting and adding embellishments by hand. Iced coffee.. decaf of course helps keep me cool. The fabric looks amazing!

  267. I am waiting for a heart transplant so outside in the heat is just not possible… for now. I enjoy machine quilting and adding embellishments by hand. Iced coffee.. decaf of course helps keep me cool. The fabric looks amazing!

  268. Staying cool involves opening the windows the night before to let cooler air enter, then closing windows and blinds and turning on the A/C the morning after to keep it in. Drinking cool drinks, wearing lighter clothing, and keeping movement calm and slow all help. Enjoy whatever you’ve got and keep the creativity flowing!

  269. Since it’s only 50 and raining steadily in Eastern Washington State (Spokane) on June 26th, I’m staying cool inside sewing a wonky log cabin baby quilt. The heater comes on occasionally to keep it a comfortable 68 degrees while wearing sweatpants and a light weight long sleeve flannel shirt. Will be a normal summer temperature in a couple of days

  270. I like to go swimming, but since I dont have access to a pool, I stay in the air conditioning as much as possible, and read. Of course, that’s an ideal life, but I generally do everything I would ordinarily do, and work on small projects that I can do in my recliner while watching tv at nite, instead of the hand quilting that would be too warm in my lap. I have been paper piecing a grandmothers flower garden quilt.

  271. Keeping cool has been very hard to do, but I’m in the process of finishing up those UFO’s (UnFinished objects)…. the hand work is the best way for me to keep cool…. the embroidery projects are calling me to finish them… so easy to take on short road trips too!!! here I go with thread, needle, scissors and a lil project to finish!!!

  272. Keeping cool has been very hard to do, but I’m in the process of finishing up those UFO’s (UnFinished objects)…. the hand work is the best way for me to keep cool…. the embroidery projects are calling me to finish them… so easy to take on short road trips too!!! here I go with thread, needle, scissors and a lil project to finish!!!

  273. Living in Sweden I really don’t have a problem keeping cool in the summer… ๐Ÿ™‚ I know more about keeping warm. But I know the basic idea is the same. I go for using wrist warmers when it’s cold. I would go for “wrist coolers” when it’s hot. Damp wrist warmers/coolers made in cotton will cool the blood passing the wrist while they dry.
    Love the colours in the fabric giveaway. Hope they will find their way to Scandinavia.

  274. Does anyone know who won the drawing? Today is the 28th and Lindsey said she would announce the winner on the 27th. Haven’t seen my name posted yet!! LOL

  275. I learned something new today. It’s rather amazing. I live in the low, very hot hot hot desert. Drinking water while out and about is essential. I learned this lovely trick from a gas station cutie. Put ice cubes in large cup. Pour in HOT water. (The hot water for making coffee). Put lid on and get your straw. I was amazed to experience a COLD drink throughout the remainder of the time I was drinking the water. Approximately four hours while running around, in the hot sun, keeping the cup in the car and coming back to refreshing, cold water. Impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  276. I learned something new today. It’s rather amazing. I live in the low, very hot hot hot desert. Drinking water while out and about is essential. I learned this lovely trick from a gas station cutie. Put ice cubes in large cup. Pour in HOT water. (The hot water for making coffee). Put lid on and get your straw. I was amazed to experience a COLD drink throughout the remainder of the time I was drinking the water. Approximately four hours while running around, in the hot sun, keeping the cup in the car and coming back to refreshing, cold water. Impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  277. How lovely to hear that the sun is shining somewhere, after a day without the wet stuff yesterday, the heavens have decided to send every spot of moisture it has up there, down on us today….. a typical British summers day!!!!!!!!!!

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