Summer Scorcher and a Fabric Giveaway!

21 Jun 2012

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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robinnn wrote
on 21 Jun 2012 7:42 PM

I love our central air conditioning, and on  hot days I stay in the house. I can only handle the heat in very small doses.

Very nice giveaway!

on 21 Jun 2012 8:05 PM

A smoothie bar with fresh fruit and frozen yogurt. :) I prefer strawberries and bananas!!!

AlphaBecky wrote
on 21 Jun 2012 10:53 PM

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  :-)  Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful fabric!

VickieC@3 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:05 AM

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.

ditetre wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:06 AM

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

artmixter wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:10 AM

Just me, the box fan and the sewing machine... we all get on famously!

NRGDesigns wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:11 AM

Here in NC, nothing beats the heat like shopping in your favorite fabric store! A fabric stash can never be too big :-)

mlm5 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:11 AM

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!

mini_mum wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:12 AM

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.

Lori1961 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:12 AM

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.  

Tuesday54 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:16 AM

I have a lovely quilting/needlework room in our basement.  Cool and what a great place to spend a few hours!

Ahtanumsun wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:21 AM

Iced tea and an art project!

Ladyrye wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:21 AM

With a tall glass of iced tea, in my air conditioned sewing room

vlove1215 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:22 AM

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 .

ChristyC@6 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:22 AM

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!

lindamid wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:30 AM

drinking iced tea.  sewing something with that cool colors of fabric would work also.  thanks for the chance to win.

PeggyJoS wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:33 AM

We are lucky to have central air where we live now, so on those hot and humid days, I enjoy being in my sewing room creating!!   Love the fabric!!

cindyjk wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:40 AM

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!

cindyjk wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:41 AM

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!

SEWright2012 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:42 AM

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!

codyss12 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:43 AM

My Ac and ice cream are my cooling ways.

on 22 Jun 2012 9:49 AM

my sewing studio is in the basement where it is cool!

eileenkny wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:49 AM

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.

kris t j wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:52 AM

When it is really hot I love to be cutting and piecing quilts. Something about the way things come together is cool and relaxing.

JackieH@2 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:52 AM

I couldn't survive without my portable A/C units.  I direct the flow towards myself and can keep sewing all day!

LEMolden wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:56 AM

I love to quilt items with redwork designs on my embroidery machine in my nice cool farmhouse.

giwehner wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:03 AM

I set up my sewing machine in the basement, brew up a pitcher of iced tea, and get to work!

DebiK@3 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:04 AM

I like to go down to my studio where it is nice and cool and work on one of the many projects I always have going.

marygg wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:06 AM

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!

dusterbin wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:08 AM

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

CherryHBomb wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:14 AM

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 ; )

Penelope14 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:20 AM

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.

on 22 Jun 2012 10:21 AM

Vivo en Buenos Aires, Argentina, aquí es invierno, está haciendo mucho frío, si alguien tiene calor, la invito a casa. podemos coser, bordar, quizá conversar. Seguramente lo pasaríamos fantástico... besos a todas!!!!me encantan las telas veraniegas!!!

lmarso wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:25 AM

When it's a scorcher, you can find me in my basement sewing room.  I'm either sewing or thinking about sewing!  Feel free to add to my stash!

taylorgal wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:29 AM

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.  

Edra Moore wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:31 AM

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

Great giveaway!

maak wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:38 AM

I direct a fan right at me and drink iced green tea. This is done while at my sewing machine or knitting.

cindyjk wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:47 AM

oh I would love to be sewing! A disc problem is getting in the way right now. I'm spending time planning new designs and fondling my fabric:)

cindyjk wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:47 AM

oh I would love to be sewing! A disc problem is getting in the way right now. I'm spending time planning new designs and fondling my fabric:)

Maisy wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:57 AM

I love to sit on the porch of our little cottage, and enjoy the Lake Michigan breezes.

jacque41 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:59 AM

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!

on 22 Jun 2012 11:06 AM

Watermelon! And the pool!

toolgirl49 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:11 AM

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.

on 22 Jun 2012 11:11 AM

On the Canadian East Coast, keeping cool when it is hot means heading to a river or a beach for a luxurious swim!

larisasbh wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:13 AM

I really just stay home with my two boys, reading, knitting and quilting. Thank you for this opportunity.

larisasbh wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:13 AM

I really just stay home with my two boys, reading, knitting and quilting. Thank you for this opportunity.

lizquilts wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:18 AM

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.

jane@47 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:18 AM

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. : )

DCollins wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:19 AM

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.  

PattiV7 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:21 AM

My favorite way to cool off is to get in the pool.  Swimming laps is an excellent way for my mind to wander and dream up my next project.

knitsticher wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:23 AM

Here in Texas is gets really hot - thank heavens for ac - I head to my sewing room and create!

on 22 Jun 2012 11:31 AM

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!

dancindeb wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:34 AM

I crank up the air and then the sewing machine. Hot hot weather keeps me inside so I love to use that time to sew.

on 22 Jun 2012 11:36 AM

M

AA glass of my husband's lovely strawberry wine sipped in our gazebo with cool breezes and a view of our beautiful valley.

kaymousner wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 11:43 AM

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!

cindyl57 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:02 PM

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!

jillmajers wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:08 PM

I like to turn up the AC and piece or machine applique. Sorry I'm just not a free motion quilter! Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

DarleneB22 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:16 PM

When it's hot out I stay in and play on my sewing machine .  That is when I'm not working.  

lemur00 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:21 PM

I've always used the summer months to dye. :)

Lyndalou wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:22 PM

I love working in the cool in my craft room/woman cave. It's also a great time to sit down with a good book and a bowl of popcorn! Great giveaway.

njgrl4ever wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:27 PM

We moved to OR to escape the NJ summer heat! It rarely gets over 80 here and when it does the evenings cool right off. I am able to quilt every day.

Jeanne@42 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:29 PM

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.

Donna2012 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 12:49 PM

On a hot summer day, I love to work in my sewing room with the fan and AC on so I can quilt, quilt, quilt to my hearts desire.

MertieF wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:04 PM

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!

parkranger wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:13 PM

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!!!

cheryn MC wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:17 PM

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 ;)

on 22 Jun 2012 1:18 PM

To stay cool in the summer I like to sit by our creek in the woods and listen to the birds singing.

CarolS@122 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:18 PM

Wet a tank top and put it on.  Sit in front of the fan and keep stitching!

Carmen@114 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:23 PM

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.

on 22 Jun 2012 1:24 PM

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!

georgied wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:27 PM

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.

pelli78500 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:35 PM

Sitting in the shade under an umbrella with a nice cold iced drink and doing some hand piecing!

lois johnsen wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:35 PM

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 !

FairyDreamer wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:39 PM

I like to have a nice tall glass of lemonade and read a good book

rgsnews wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:41 PM

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!

on 22 Jun 2012 1:43 PM

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....

Kerrie B wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:44 PM

shade tree + hammock + journal + pink lemonade = the perfect way to keep cool :)  Thanks for the chance to win!

on 22 Jun 2012 1:44 PM

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

jorobexeter wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:46 PM

Well in the UK this summer it is more about staying warm than cooling down - right now I have the heating on! thanks for the giveaway!

6petalgirl wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:46 PM

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.

MaryB@127 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:47 PM

Please? Pretty Please? With  a cherry on top?  Mary

6petalgirl wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:47 PM

I like to slip my feet into a little pool of cool water, make a tall glass of something tasty and catch up on my crafty reading.

moore25992 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:54 PM

I head to the mountains and enjoy the fresh air!!  And the inspiration as well!

moore25992 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 1:55 PM

I head to the mountains and enjoy the fresh air!  And the inspiration as well!!

akelley wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:11 PM

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!

quiltbug2 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:12 PM

If it is hot and humid,  I will be downstairs in my quilting space.  If it is hot and not humid,  I will sitting under a tree doing hand work.

debi_430 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:28 PM

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....

RSTrindle wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:30 PM

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

patioplant wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:33 PM

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!

cicicarman wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:38 PM

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

mszasz wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:45 PM

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.

bjaneglas wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 2:46 PM

air conditioning and making art inside until it cools down

flynqltr wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 3:03 PM

I'm an inside girl.  Iced tea and AC while hanging out in my sewing room either working on projects of dreaming up new ones.

on 22 Jun 2012 3:04 PM

Paddling our Adirondack lakes and rivers. Photos for later (winter) landscape pieces. And, yes, they will be machine quilted.

Joan2010 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 3:07 PM

Sitting in front of a fan doing beading and hand sewing work.

Love that fabric roll. Would love to win it.

on 22 Jun 2012 3:11 PM

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!

on 22 Jun 2012 3:17 PM

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.

DebraB@8 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 3:39 PM

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!

jacadams wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 3:57 PM

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!

shellseeker3 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 3:58 PM

stay inside with the ac, completing projects I don't get around to when the weather is nice.

tkzbaker wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 5:06 PM

Some handwork for me and maybe a tall frosty glass of sangria!

conniend wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 5:07 PM

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 – in moderation.

kdow7170 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 5:13 PM

I stay inside with the A/C going and make little summer dresses for my great nieces.

suzi@16 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 5:19 PM

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...

lelalinn wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 5:54 PM

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! :)

PattyP wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 6:33 PM

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.

on 22 Jun 2012 6:38 PM

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!  :)

b.barth wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 6:38 PM

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.

on 22 Jun 2012 7:00 PM

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)

pbradfield wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 7:02 PM

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!

carolbart101 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 7:06 PM

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!

SBWS wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 7:26 PM

When I get lost in a sewing project, hardly notice the temperature! Of course my handy little clip-on fan next to the machine is a big help! Sewing isi my vacation from work!

ssdesign1@aol.com

KristenS wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 7:26 PM

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.  

on 22 Jun 2012 7:49 PM

Real fruit popcicle while watering the garden then find the shadiest spot in the garden to do some hand stitching.

chocgirl wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 7:55 PM

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!

diannekaye5 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 8:01 PM

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!

lkaiser3 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 8:46 PM

I love to sun paint on hot sunny days !  After that, cooling off inside with some iced tea is perfect. I love summer - it never snows!

lkaiser3 wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 8:51 PM

I love to sun paint on hot sunny days !  After that, cooling off inside with some iced tea is perfect. I love summer - it never snows!

defling wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:12 PM

I love summer, bring on the heat and humidity. Had dinner on the ocean tonight with dear friends. Nothing like it! But I do like the fabric too

defling wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:12 PM

I love summer, bring on the heat and humidity. Had dinner on the ocean tonight with dear friends. Nothing like it! But I do like the fabric too

LL Howard wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 9:13 PM

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.

rae_j wrote
on 22 Jun 2012 10:42 PM

Togs, sarong, ice blocks, and sit with the kids in the pool :-)

on 22 Jun 2012 11:08 PM

It doesn't get too warm here in Seattle, but when it does I like to take a stroll along the beach at Puget Sound.  Thank you for the chance for the lovely fabric give-a-way.

Jerry Beavers

jerrybeavers2@comcast.net

ritainalaska wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:52 AM

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.  

pt6356 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:58 AM

I stay cool with our ceiling fans going and a cold glass of lemonade!  I like to work on smaller projects in the summer - less bulk = less heat for me!

imancgal wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:15 AM

I love taking a nice, long soak in a bubble bath with my favorite art magazines!  

Thanks so much for the chance to win these gorgeous fabrics!

Gallops2 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:32 AM

Outside under a parasol with a big basket of UFOs to handsew and a glass of iced tea

kjheaverlo wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:07 AM

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!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:07 AM

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!

lavirgi wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:09 AM

luv, luv, luv to stay indoors and sew, sew. sew. getting together with my two sisters and spending the day quilting is what i'm talking about!

lmfrdc wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:11 AM

Munching on ice cold watermelon wedges while sitting in the shade looking through art and craft books and dreaming of new creations!

QueenBCrafts wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:12 AM

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...

coollabtech1 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:13 AM

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!

mwholey wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:14 AM

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.  

kristi_d wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:15 AM

Central A/C, quiet quilt studio, large ice tea.  Perfect for really hot days!

toquilt1 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:15 AM

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!

jonesing wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:16 AM

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! :)

on 23 Jun 2012 9:17 AM

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.

jklmengland wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:18 AM

My mid-arm quilting machine is in the basement where it stays cool all the time.  It is very pleasant to be there quilting on hot, humid days.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:18 AM

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!

stukls wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:18 AM

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!

pbs418 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:19 AM

Air conditioning, iced tea, either sewing or a good book.  Thanks for the giveaway, great fabric.

Desiree9 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:24 AM

I love swimming with my 3year old, twin granddaughters. The day flys by and we are cool and refreshed as the day decides to cool off.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:24 AM

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.

carolannh wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:24 AM

I use the air conditioner, but only on days like these. So, I can work on all my projects in comfort.

Thanks for offering the fabric giveaway.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:26 AM

I like to work in the yard early then enjoy a cool glass of 1/2 lemonaide 1/2 tea and sew the afternoon away!

on 23 Jun 2012 9:26 AM

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.

Annie-gram wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:27 AM

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. ;-)

on 23 Jun 2012 9:27 AM

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.

quiltnsew6 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:28 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:29 AM

I stay cool indoors with an iced drink, the ceiling fan cranked up, and plenty of projects at the sewing machine.

Mimi57 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:30 AM

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!!!

BamaGirlG wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:31 AM

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! :-)  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!!  :-)

nittingram wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:32 AM

a nice tall iced tea while floating in the pool!

SueAndrus wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:32 AM

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.

carlyegirl wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:35 AM

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!

JenniferJ@30 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:38 AM

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!

Milly Winter wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:39 AM

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

JoyceLM wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:45 AM

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.

Pam Gantz wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:46 AM

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

yarnlady@6 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:47 AM

settle down in the shade with a big glass of iced tea with fresh fruit...

coh wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:48 AM

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.

NancyS@120 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:49 AM

Sewing is a favorite activity. Free motion is an activity I am starting to do. Give me a big glass of peach ice tea and I am ready to go.

dks82454 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:49 AM

I can jump in the pool to cool off I don't have to keep the AC so low. I also, do my handwork sitting under a ceiling fan turned on HIGH.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:51 AM

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.

grammy522 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:52 AM

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.

kkraftyiam wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:55 AM

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

gekem wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:00 AM

I stay cool by staying inside and start a  craft project which is on my -to-do-list.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:02 AM

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.

goonybird wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:02 AM

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!

linlal wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:02 AM

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.

grammy522 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:04 AM

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.

nettletea wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:05 AM

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.

KayG@4 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:05 AM

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.

ozwald wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:12 AM

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!

Carol S4 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:12 AM

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

margiy wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:13 AM

Drinking iced coffee and spending time altering fabric in my quilting room!

abbyfuller wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:15 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:15 AM

Iced lemonade, the A/C , and the studio -- heaven!

Carol Sorvig wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:16 AM

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.

frangreg wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:19 AM

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!

janellquilts wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:19 AM

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!

Leslie B wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:20 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:23 AM

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.

BethHallam wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:23 AM

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.

henwood wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:23 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:24 AM

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.

Smitty3 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:25 AM

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

janetpierce4 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:26 AM

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.

JulieCC wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:29 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:30 AM

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?

Nancir wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:31 AM

Sitting in my air conditioned sewing room/office with a couple of machines (embroidery/sewing) going.

denny1600 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:31 AM

I love to stay inside with the AC going and strategically placed fans so I can just cut, sew, press, repeat!  

mercat50 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:38 AM

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.

jrose2 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:39 AM

I sit in front of the fan and sew or read a good mystery.

kyrielle wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:40 AM

in my studio with the central AC on and a cold drink (not too close to my machines!), working on my project du jour.

Wen5 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:41 AM

Would love to play with these fabrics this summer!  My favorite way to stay cool is to get in a pool.  Thanks for the fun giveaway.

mrmrsf wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:44 AM

I like to do handwork on a quilt because if the air conditioner is on, I have something to keep my legs warm!!

cjharness wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:44 AM

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!

kbporch wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:50 AM

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!

cottoman wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:52 AM

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.

KarenL@3 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:53 AM

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.

Anne-Marie99 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:55 AM

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!

artlover31 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:56 AM

When the weather is hot, I like to work on colorful quilts that will be great for lying  in the sand on a trip to the beach.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:56 AM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 10:57 AM

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.

jenris wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:57 AM

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!  

NancyV@13 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:02 AM

Love a good water aerobics class in the sunshine.

on 23 Jun 2012 11:03 AM

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.

ionnastar wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:06 AM

my favorite way to stay cool is inside doing some hand quilting . my granny and I used to do this all summer , I really miss those times with her .

on 23 Jun 2012 11:08 AM

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!  

mslbl wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:10 AM

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!

iluvmybugs wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:10 AM

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!

SylviaL@4 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:13 AM

I find that piecing is a good way to go.  With the a/c cranking and the ceiling fan spinning!

sssbrwn wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:15 AM

My favorite way to stay cool is to sit with a stack of quilting magazines...for hours!

on 23 Jun 2012 11:19 AM

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.

scbruck wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:28 AM

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.

firemom wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:30 AM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 11:35 AM

stay where it is cool and air conditioned! Be creative!

on 23 Jun 2012 11:36 AM

A glass of iced tea and sewing maternity clothes for my daughter!

MardeenLibby wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:39 AM

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!

dyson wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:40 AM

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.

sweetester1 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:42 AM

I prefer to stay indoors when it's hot.  I like to go to movies, watch TV and craft, whether it be sewing or crocheting.

Betsy A wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:55 AM

Look to stay inside with the A/C on and spend the day with some good tunes and quilting.

candyce3 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:56 AM

We stay cool here in the Midwest by getting in the rivers.  I like to "hibernate" in my sewing room on the lower level  Candy

on 23 Jun 2012 11:56 AM

Lots of shade, a cool breeze in the gazebo, and sewing a fine seam

Lydianna wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:00 PM

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.

ljs531 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:05 PM

I like to have the AC on but I usually cover up with a lap quilt !  This is a great time to start planning fall and Christmas projects.

suslyn wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:07 PM

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.  :)

suslyn wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:08 PM

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.  :)

Eileen MS wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:08 PM

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.

jan mo wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:13 PM

eating home made sorbet and ice cream sitting in the garden while I am at it I might try some ice dyeing. Better not get the jugs mixed up.  

dscline61 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:14 PM

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.

ayjay wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:15 PM

Chair. Shade tree. Margarita. 'Nuf said.

on 23 Jun 2012 12:16 PM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 12:17 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 12:18 PM

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!  

mjr4 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:23 PM

Crushed ice in blueberry tea

Something loose and breezy on me

Fabric, paint and my favorite musical beat

Keeps me cool in the Summer heat!

Ella wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:25 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 12:27 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 12:29 PM

MY FAVORITE THING TO DO IS PLAN A NEW PROJECT OR FIND A NEW ONE IN A MAGAZINE. SEWING IN MY SEWING ROOM WITH MY FAN TURNED ON.

ragglady wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:32 PM

... 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!

mamalobo wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:37 PM

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!

Maeleeb wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:43 PM

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 :)

AHHH wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:44 PM

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

bccar wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:48 PM

I like to go to my sewing room in the basement with a cold drink and sew or quilt the day away.  Thanks for a chance to win this great fabric!  :)

Ellen Myerly wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 12:51 PM

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!

barbsews wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:01 PM

I go down to my basement workshop where it is cool and try some new quilting or sewing techniques.

CalicoCallie wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:01 PM

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!

PatinWA wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:01 PM

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!

forest dance wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:07 PM

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.

forest dance wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:07 PM

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.

forest dance wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:07 PM

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.

Sienna2 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:09 PM

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..

xstfoc wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:12 PM

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!

on 23 Jun 2012 1:13 PM

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"!

karieinks wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:14 PM

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!

Jdavidso wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:19 PM

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.

KathleenU wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:42 PM

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.

Jan Scoggins wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:43 PM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 1:48 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 1:49 PM

Iced coffee works for me, and keeping projects small - painting on fabric, piecing and save the quilting for cool nights.

Paulette26 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:50 PM

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!

dushyle wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:50 PM

Tons of ice cream...

Beautiful fabrics!

saintm wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:53 PM

With the heatwave here, I've broken down & am sitting in front of the A/C!

Susan@296 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 1:54 PM

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.  

DebbieM66 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:00 PM

Sitting at the computer with the a/c on reading quilting and needlework blogs!

Hotone98 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:03 PM

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.

Nachoqtpie wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:09 PM

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!)

on 23 Jun 2012 2:16 PM

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??

wizerkizer wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:19 PM

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!  :)

on 23 Jun 2012 2:21 PM

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.

buddhafly wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:36 PM

I luv to stitch in the shade with some iced sun tea!  : )

carmcgee wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:38 PM

With double digits looming in the near future here in Houston, I have laid out all my UFOs and plan to crank the AC down -- and the Bernina UP!

NatYoung17 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:41 PM

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!

Sariquilts wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:48 PM

I sip iced coffee and read quilt magazines and blogs.

Garilyn wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:51 PM

I like staying in the ac. Oh, and a nice iced capp helps too!

amyurb wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 2:55 PM

I like to keep cool with a tall glass of iced tea on the patio......with my latest quilt magaizne!

Artycrafty wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:00 PM

Sitting in the kids paddling pool under the tree cools me down a treat.... Maybe looking at my latest quilt freshly drying on the clothes line.

on 23 Jun 2012 3:08 PM

I am drinking a glass of Crystal Light and sitting behind my quilt frame quilting a white on white quilt for my son's wedding present.

Michigan wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:09 PM

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!

betsysmom wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:10 PM

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!

crawdaddy wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:11 PM

I love taking my projects to the mountains with me. Thanks for the chance to win.

on 23 Jun 2012 3:13 PM

Hibernating in air conditioning, I usually feel the need for speed.  I put my petal to the metal!

cdzine wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:15 PM

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.

Judy Fowler wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:33 PM

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

susanteaches wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:34 PM

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.  

sallywilson wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:35 PM

relaxing music, nice cool fruit drink with fresh lemon, and go to the cool basement with an art project.

fun giveaway.

on 23 Jun 2012 3:36 PM

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!

bucklady wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:50 PM

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.

bucklady wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:50 PM

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.

BarbaraL@39 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 3:58 PM

Staying cool in the house with the A?C on.  Crafting in a variety of ways quilting, card making, crocheting.

clooniff wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 4:01 PM

Even in really hot weather, I like to get out on the lake in my kayak in the early morning--the light is wonderful and the birds are all singing.

srholmes50 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 4:02 PM

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!

ardis128 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 4:05 PM

On those very hot days, I create my own home made cards.  It tends to relax my mind and not think about the heat.

on 23 Jun 2012 4:05 PM

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.

muffin68822 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 4:42 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 4:43 PM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 4:43 PM

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

Linda B@9 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 4:59 PM

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!

mmbuck wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 5:05 PM

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.

apothecary wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 5:15 PM

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!)

Kathy Adams wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 5:22 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 5:45 PM

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!

Yanya3 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 5:54 PM

It is already a HOT summer here in Silicon Valley. I love to crank up the A/C and work on one of my many quilting projects!

kosirog wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:11 PM

An air conditioned house, ceiling fan on in my sewing room and a fresh home made fruit smoothie.

gumbeau wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:20 PM

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!

coochmom wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:23 PM

I stay cool by drinking gallons of ice tea!

Annita Jo wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:47 PM

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....

willowynd wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 6:49 PM

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! ;)

robyn1962 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:12 PM

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

NancyW@3 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:15 PM

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!!

CasaManana wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:24 PM

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!

heatherpk wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:36 PM

When I want to stay cool, I head to my quilt cave! Easily 20 degrees cooler down there!

jackie l wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:41 PM

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.

mott wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:45 PM

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!

DBloy13 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:48 PM

Up and sewing early in the a.m., especially with the cool color of the fabrics selected as a giveaway.  Winning this delightful bundle would make my summer.

Diane B.

justdi5@hotmail.com

DBloy13 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:48 PM

Up and sewing early in the a.m., especially with the cool color of the fabrics selected as a giveaway.  Winning this delightful bundle would make my summer.

Diane B.

justdi5@hotmail.com

jennlefore wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:57 PM

I plan on staying under cover in my wonderful a/c and sew up some great quilts and fun accessories for my baby granddaughter.

jennlefore wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 7:57 PM

I plan on staying under cover in my wonderful a/c and sew up some great quilts and fun accessories for my baby granddaughter.

DebbieE@2 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:00 PM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 8:13 PM

Sitting on the screened in back porch with a glass of ice cold sweet tea. That's the only way to cool down on a hot summer day.

goldie53 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:15 PM

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.

scrapperdeb wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:27 PM

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.

wendy9 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:29 PM

Wendy wrote

Spending time with my grandchildren at Normanville for our yearly break. Just perfect you can not beat it as they grow up too quick.

on 23 Jun 2012 8:44 PM

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!

auntiethesis wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:47 PM

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

Rosalee21245 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:50 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 8:52 PM

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!

chain23 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 8:58 PM

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

Nancyquilts wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:24 PM

I like to work on quilting projects in our cool basement.

Pat Burch wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:26 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:29 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 9:34 PM

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.

TMR wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:43 PM

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!

TMR wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:43 PM

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!

LuandaD wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:47 PM

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!

LuandaD wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:48 PM

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!

bambimayer wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 9:57 PM

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.

pooie wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:04 PM

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! :)

KatzQuilt wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 10:22 PM

Send the husband on a long errand, ramp up the AC, break out the iced tea, and get sewing!

MNamdar wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:04 PM

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

MNamdar wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:04 PM

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

on 23 Jun 2012 11:12 PM

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.

astricrausch wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:18 PM

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!!

Judy@81 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:25 PM

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

CLBL wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:38 PM

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!

on 23 Jun 2012 11:41 PM

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!

DianeS@59 wrote
on 23 Jun 2012 11:48 PM

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.

on 23 Jun 2012 11:51 PM

When it gets to be hot and HUMID I love to stay in and get creative with my fabric stash.  One can never have too much fabric!!  

torbak wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 1:26 AM

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!!

on 24 Jun 2012 1:35 AM

Beautiful colors!!

on 24 Jun 2012 1:39 AM

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!!

yeahbatik wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 6:59 AM

Staying inside in the air conditioning with the ceiling fan going and sewing on a quilt top or reading!  Nice giveaway....thanks!

mcstewart wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:24 AM

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.

Carol DK wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:26 AM

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  

ndmek wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:29 AM

For me, summer is the time to catch up on hand-sewing: bindings, applique, and this summer my special project is teaching my 6-year-old to sew!

doerrtl wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:39 AM

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.

cindery15 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:51 AM

Crank the AC, have a cool drink and sew your blocks with Elvis singing in the background!

mercedas wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:56 AM

a little ice tea or alot--cd's of older quilting arts shows and embroidery when it is too hot to quilt

mercedas wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:56 AM

a little ice tea or alot--cd's of older quilting arts shows and embroidery when it is too hot to quilt

pawhee02 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 9:03 AM

I turn on the AC and work on tops then quilt them when it gets cooler.

sabknits wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 9:08 AM

I like sitting on my patio in summer with a large glass of  very icy tea, a hand stitching project and out 'pet' mockingbird.

on 24 Jun 2012 9:33 AM

Sitting in my sewing room, doing projects with a very cold drink.

happystitchermm@yahoo.com

on 24 Jun 2012 9:34 AM

Sitting in my sewing room, doing projects with a very cold drink.

happystitchermm@yahoo.com

specialangel wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 11:24 AM

When it's too hot to take my toddler niece outside, we rummage through my fabric stash to teach her colors and shapes.

Dawn H. wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 11:45 AM

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  :)  Thanks for the giveaway!  Good luck, Everyone!  :)

Barb058 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 12:31 PM

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.

DMc77 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 12:53 PM

My craft room is in the basement, so that's a great place to be in the summer!

on 24 Jun 2012 2:04 PM

Never thot I'd need a pool but then we moved to South Mississippi!  The pool, a wet swimsuit and a stack of quilting magazines -- COOL!

DebDG wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 2:40 PM

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.

karenadd wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 3:09 PM

I cool off with a cold drink and a seat under a big tree in the backyard!

karenadd wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 3:09 PM

I cool off with a cold drink and a seat under a big tree in the backyard!

Amerikaner wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 3:38 PM

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.

Julie Z wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 3:54 PM

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!

Deanna@23 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 3:58 PM

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.

Deanna@23 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 4:05 PM

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.

anoriginalpj wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 4:44 PM

Any project that keeps me in the air-conditioned studio!

AmberG@2 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:35 PM

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.

kaina.aloha wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:46 PM

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.  

Janet Hills wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 7:48 PM

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!)

Mahlica wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:10 PM

I've been hiding out in the basement with my newborn, getting some baby gifts ready for my girlfriends.

clothingeng wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:12 PM

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

elaine47 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:22 PM

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.

pjrquilter wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 8:35 PM

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!

DonnaW61 wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 9:38 PM

I like to stay cool by having a big glass of iced tea beside my sewing machine while I work on a project and forget the heat!

Andeka wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 9:42 PM

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.

cassbanuelos wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 9:50 PM

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.

batiklvr wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 10:06 PM

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!

BerniceHov wrote
on 24 Jun 2012 11:26 PM

I am partial to air conditioning on those really hot days.  But working on a project of some sort is a good way to pass the time while I am indoors.

on 25 Jun 2012 12:13 AM

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!

majicfingers wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 12:21 AM

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.

on 25 Jun 2012 1:24 AM

Under a sunny umbrella, with feet tucked into a basin of cool water, any sewing is still a treat.

deenywv wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 7:10 AM

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.  

amonserud wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 7:10 AM

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!)

on 25 Jun 2012 7:11 AM

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.

on 25 Jun 2012 7:11 AM

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.

harrisonq wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 7:20 AM

My favorite way to stay cool is to head down to the finished basement to my sewing/crafting area where it is always 10 degrees cooler!

jsmorganvt wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 8:11 AM

Hot days are the perfect time for staying inside in the A/C with a cold drink - and working on quilting projects!

jsmorganvt wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 8:12 AM

Hot days are the perfect time for staying inside in the A/C with a cold drink - and working on quilting projects!

kathylutz wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 8:15 AM

On the pool float with my latest quilt magazine and a large glass of ice water - and dreaming of Fall (cooler weather).

analaya wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 9:26 AM

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!

SEWDUNN wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 10:05 AM

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!!

SEWDUNN wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 10:05 AM

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!!

quiltedrock wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 10:49 AM

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!

on 25 Jun 2012 11:10 AM

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.

NannySue2012 wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 11:22 AM

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

washerron wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 11:58 AM

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!

washerron wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 11:58 AM

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!

washerron wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 11:58 AM

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!

cindyshelton wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 2:41 PM

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!

on 25 Jun 2012 2:53 PM

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

on 25 Jun 2012 2:59 PM

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 :-)

Carol Hupp wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 3:12 PM

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.

Carol Hupp wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 3:12 PM

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.

wenanne wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 3:50 PM

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 :)

Dianne C. wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 3:57 PM

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!

on 25 Jun 2012 4:16 PM

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.

on 25 Jun 2012 4:16 PM

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.

Carle wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 4:26 PM

On hot days, I sew by the window.  I like to see nature when I look up from my project.  It's very peaceful and inspriting even on hot days.

Carle wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 4:26 PM

On hot days, I sew by the window.  I like to see nature when I look up from my project.  It's very peaceful and inspriting even on hot days.

on 25 Jun 2012 4:28 PM

I would be drinking a Crystal Light and sitting behind my quilt frame working on a white on white quilt for my son's wedding present.

Rcatquilts wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 4:29 PM

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.

martyswife wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 6:19 PM

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...

bcmiller wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 9:31 PM

Here in Texas, 100 degrees ain't no big thang. Get that iced tea and a sharp rotary blade,  and make something beautiful !

bcmiller wrote
on 25 Jun 2012 10:31 PM

Drink ice tea, sew

Drink ice tea, sew

Drink ice tea, sew

on 26 Jun 2012 12:00 AM

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! :-)

Tera

CreationsByTera.com

Narimasu wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 12:57 AM

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.

catarina3 wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 4:26 AM

The old fashioned handheld fan. Portable, fancy or plain as you wish, and runs just fin and dandy anywhere.

starzed wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 6:00 AM

I gather all the websites I can find, a fan, and eat ice cream to help cool down ti keep me in the quilting mood.

Evettelo wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 8:33 AM

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!

Evettelo wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 8:33 AM

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!

blafleur44 wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 9:42 AM

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!

dckat wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 10:02 AM

My Mom Shirley has an extra large spare room turned "Studio" where I head to in the heat as we "audition" fabrics for the next project !!!

heyhiggy wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 11:25 AM

I try to stay inside in my air conditioned home and work on my quilting projects or read a good book.

I love the fabric, so pretty

on 26 Jun 2012 4:13 PM

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

memoose wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 4:36 PM

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.

bugbec2 wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 5:19 PM

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!!!

bugbec2 wrote
on 26 Jun 2012 5:19 PM

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!!!

anita78 wrote
on 27 Jun 2012 2:01 PM

Living in Sweden I really don't have a problem keeping cool in the summer... :-)  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.

Narimasu wrote
on 28 Jun 2012 7:05 PM

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

AshAli wrote
on 30 Jun 2012 11:54 AM

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! :-)

AshAli wrote
on 30 Jun 2012 11:54 AM

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! :-)

pipsqueek13 wrote
on 6 Jul 2012 11:09 AM

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!!!!!!!!!!