We are Moving on up! Blog Giveaway (TODAY only!)

30 Mar 2011

Hello!

I am stop number two for our Quilting Arts whirlwind blog giveaway!

Here in Stow, MA we are running around like crazy because we are moving our offices this week!  It has truly been an exciting week, with us unearthing a ton of cool products that were too good to go to waste. We want to share the wealth will all of you, so we are giving away a number of prize packs today!

To win one of the 3 prize packs that I will be giving away at 3:00pm TODAY, please leave a comment below answering the question:

What is an item in your studio that you would never part with?

 

Good luck!

 


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Lexy-BDA wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 11:25 AM

Golden's regular gel medium. I use the soft and the heavy and the regular would be my compromise. I use this stuff for SO many things, I would not be able to part with that for sure!

on 30 Mar 2011 11:30 AM

Design wall...  an endless source of inspiration.

cdthomas wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 11:33 AM

My measuring tape. I have backups, just in case....

narilia wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 11:46 AM

My seam ripper.  I make way too many mistakes to have to go without!

Debbicrane wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 11:49 AM

Aleene's Tacky Glue.  

LindaK95 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:06 PM

My OTT light.    Hand-stitching just wouldn't be as enjoyable if I couldn't clearly see what I was doing.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:06 PM

HQ16!

lowryl wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:07 PM

My sewing machines!  OF COURSE!!!!!   (notice the plural!)

on 30 Mar 2011 12:07 PM

My cutting table which at the moment is overflowing with projects.

robinnn wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:07 PM

My cutting mat. :)

lindamid wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:07 PM

My computer! Get ideas for quilts, order material, and download designs for my embrodery machine

icosewing wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:08 PM

Ha-ha - that's easy.  It all begins with my sewing machine.

kellybowes wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:09 PM

My sewing machine, it takes a beating but works everytime :)

lowryl wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:09 PM

And my chair!

quilteagle wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:09 PM

I could never part with my sewing machine.

Rosalynrd wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:11 PM

Absolutely -- my sewing machine.

Maria Elkins wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:11 PM

My imagination! (Closely followed by my fabric stash.)

on 30 Mar 2011 12:11 PM

I would protect and defend my Havel snips. Because of the slightly curved snips, they are great for cutting threads, fabric bits etc.

karen

on 30 Mar 2011 12:11 PM

My bookshelves - even if I were unable to do any of my sewing/making (for example through illness or accident - perish the thought!), I would still get hours of pleasure from thumbing through my vast collection of books.

NZeller wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:13 PM

Too many things to mention, but if I had to narrow it down it would be my window. It allows me moments to contemplate...I don't think I could function creatively without natural light and a view of the outside world.

Debra Lamb wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:13 PM

My sewing machine!

on 30 Mar 2011 12:13 PM

My quilting books! I have a huge collection and I love them :) They always get my imagination going. They inspire me to be the best artist I can.

Endorph wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:13 PM

my grandmother's sewing machine. It's as old as I am, the only machine I have ever used and I would never give it up even though it can't do what a lot of the newer machines can do.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:14 PM

Unused antique fabrics. I'm glad to use them in projects but I'll never just toss or give them away.

Valerie M wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:14 PM

I would never part with the beautiful oak cutting table (also used as a work table) or storage cabinet that my dad made me; both are in my studio!

on 30 Mar 2011 12:15 PM

my sewing machine!  Thanks for the fun , quick giveaway

Bethquilter4 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:16 PM

A kitchen island I bought for a cutting table. Love the height!

leothebud wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:16 PM

Reading glasses! Without them, all the rest is useless!

on 30 Mar 2011 12:16 PM

My magnificent sewing and Embellishing machines!

Babsaroo wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:16 PM

I couldn't give up the freedom to be creative and not have to pick up after myself until I am ready.

gumbeau wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:17 PM

The item in my studio that I would never want to part with would be my cat, Sparty. He keeps me company (though he does distract me by lying on projects in progress sometimes) but he is my muse and my model. He motivates me to keep working at being creative. I love my sewing machines, but Sparty is a lot warmer and a lot sweeter than my sewing machines and other studio accoutrements!

Kimster

kbatts1968 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:18 PM

I would never part with my rotary cutter.   Can't imagine life without it.   But what a out my machines. Oh me.........

Rebel26 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:18 PM

I don't actually have a studio... what I do have are several pretty hat boxes that I've used to store some of my crafts over the years (although my supplies have now expanded).  I like having them all stacked up in the corner of my living room , then taking them down and sifting through all my knitting yarn or embroidery patterns, or whatever is in each of the different boxes.  They are very 'me' and I have no plans of parting with them any time soon!

PamelaW@19 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:18 PM

Any of my scissors!

canary523 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:18 PM

My 6" ruler and my measuring tape, I use those two things in so many different parts of my projects!

AliceA wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:19 PM

The One thing I could not give up is my Brother 1500 straight stitch sewing machine.  Yes, it s not fancy but it sews through anything and does wonderful free motion work.

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:19 PM

That is a hard question, there's so much I wouldn't want to do without. Never, hmmm. My computer I guess. If I lost everything else, besides crying my eyes out and feeling lost at least I could be inspired by my blog reading list and I'd have my pictures on there too.

jtalley wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:19 PM

I could never part with my little thread clipping scissors

on 30 Mar 2011 12:20 PM

I just don't know what I would do without the fabulous cabinet tables I have.  They are so versatile and keep supplies ready at hand.

Linda

Olympia

Mom2four wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:21 PM

My sewing machine.

antnanc wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:21 PM

Gosh, so many things I would take to my grave if I could.   I can't part with my Bernina 1090.  I thought I would sell it when I bought a new machine, but it has such a perfect stitch I can't part with it!

sayeager57 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

Second to my sewing machines and work table is the window in my sewing room from which I can see the back pasture where my horses are.  

on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

SO many things! But #1? My Juki TL-98Q is tops!

goonybird wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

My sewing machine - I love it!

Lisa Kline wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

My trusty seam ripper :-) LOL

aluze wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

My growing fabric stash, scraps included.

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:22 PM

My Featherweight table. I could part with the machine, but the folding table is used for ever project - perfect height, size, and it looks good too!

burkhardth wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:23 PM

rotary cutter and mat :-)

JudyG55 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:24 PM

My scrap bag! -- my goto spot for little projects or just reminiscing about former big projects. :)

KarenC@62 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:24 PM

I had a "kitchen island" style cabinet built. It is the right height to take the strain off my back and is big enough to lay out reasonably sized projects. ( when it isn't covered with supplies for inspiration and planning projects.

klg727 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:25 PM

My Bernina 440..... Unless I get the 8 series! :)

on 30 Mar 2011 12:25 PM

My sewing machines.

watuwando wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:26 PM

My cutting pad!

Lisa Kline wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:26 PM

My trusty seam ripper :-) LOL

denisedian wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:29 PM

That's a very hard question to answer!! I LOVE everything in my sewing room and art studio!! I have a lot of fun playing with all the fun items I have collected over the years. If I had to pick one thing it would be my books and CD's.

Judi73 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:29 PM

My  iron.  If my sewing machine is on the fritz I can do hand sewing,  but if my iron's not working, I can't fuse and if I can't fuse -- I can't create as fluidly as I like.

Stitchminx wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:32 PM

I would be at a loss if every my Rotary Cutters ever went missing.  ;O)

snowbaby wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:32 PM

Scissors,,i have them everywhere,,paper scissors only,,material scissors,,craft scissors I LOVE MY SCISSORS and have plenty of them..:)

on 30 Mar 2011 12:32 PM

My sewing machine.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:32 PM

My sewing machine - I love it!

TheresaO@2 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:32 PM

My rotary cutter!

SueAndrus wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:33 PM

There wouldn't be a studio without my machine, but I also need my Clover Needle threader.... I cold never thread a small needle to do any beading or hand work without it.

cinnascents wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:34 PM

The one thing I would never part with is my quilting machine and frame.

Diane_Moore wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:36 PM

I would never ever ever part with my grandmother's button tins that are full of vintage buttons.  She used to be a buyer for notions for a large department store and I was so honored to get her stash when she passed away.

Diane_Moore wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:37 PM

I would never ever ever part with my grandmother's button tins that are full of vintage buttons.  She used to be a buyer for notions for a large department store and I was so honored to get her stash when she passed away.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:38 PM

I couldn't part with my new Bernina Aurora!!!

olmsr4b2 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:40 PM

My bulletin board which is potpourri of inspirational photos, clippings, and other nonsense, that will one day be transformed into a beautiful quilt!

donnalb519 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:41 PM

hmmm hard one!  FABRIC...where it all begins!  

kjwarnold wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:44 PM

My dog!  He's always there to keep me company and provide feedback on my projects.  Oh, and to beg a treat now and then, too!

bkirk2 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:47 PM

I would never part with some of my fabric, some of my rubber stamps, my sewing machine, etc  Hmmm,,,, the messy state of my house indicates I can't part with anything

Thanks for the give-away!

Barbara

etorgers wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:47 PM

My framed print of the largest wave on the planet.  Water inspires me and nature is the greatest creation of all.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:49 PM

My Bernina Aurora sewing machine ... I love using it!

Jeanelle@5 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:49 PM

My music! Music is my muse....

Pam W2 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:50 PM

my silk screen

ClaudiaH11 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:51 PM

My water soluable crayons!

on 30 Mar 2011 12:52 PM

Actually I'd really miss my paints!  And, white fabric that I can paint or dye....LOL too many things actually now that I am totally into mixed media.

on 30 Mar 2011 12:52 PM

Storage space and shelves - I always need more!

Doris47 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:53 PM

My box of goodies to add to art quilts!

Quilnan wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:53 PM

The rotary cutter!

artsiehorse wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:53 PM

my embroidery floss! or maybe my sewing machine??

but, even if the electricity goes out, i can still embroider!

on 30 Mar 2011 12:53 PM

My Music collection -- I've been collecting a long time and there is music for every occasion and every project --- Music - like the inpsiration for projects can't be duplicated.... everything else in the studio is -

(PS - my second choice is the door to my studio!)

on 30 Mar 2011 12:57 PM

I can't part with my 18x2 inch flexible clear quilting ruler. I use it for everything!

jperaino wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 12:58 PM

My computer and color printer!

tisawitham wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:04 PM

I would have to say my scetch book.  I can doodle design ideas or create whole intricate pieces which get my creative juices flowing everytime!

on 30 Mar 2011 1:05 PM

I pretty much need everything!  Every scrap, every thread, every button...etc.  You get the picture (pardon the pun).  Every time I think I can't find something or don't need something, I wind up buying a dupe, because I can't do without. Greedy, but true.

MARYHAHN wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:10 PM

Of course it is my Bernina!  Without it nothing would come together!  Pun intended!

TracyAllyson wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:12 PM

Fabric of course!

jazzmomma wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:13 PM

My "studio" seems to be taking over my house.  It is a small but cozy cottage.  Three sewing machines live in two rooms and one often travels to the dining room table if I am machine quilting but my favorite find that I got at an auction is my Hinterberg Floor Hoop.  I love to hand quilt and I found this in a silent auction sponsored by my guild.  It is a vintage hoop that is beautiful furniture as well as a practical device.  Evidently most folks are machine quilting only so I got this magnificent Floor hoop for $30.  That is a good good bargain.  IN the evening I sit in the living room and relax as I stitch and no one complains about the humming machine.  I won't part with my Hinterberg.

kakiyork wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:16 PM

I would never part with the computer in my studio.  It connects me to all the other art quilters out there and is a respite from the alone time needed to make my art.

rosebudpearl wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:17 PM

seam ripper - don't know what I would do without it....  I'm just a beginner..

MonaAnn wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:20 PM

My sewing machine cabinet.  Made especially for quilters.  

megamom9 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:26 PM

My accu-cut!

on 30 Mar 2011 1:28 PM

My longarm !!

on 30 Mar 2011 1:31 PM

My sewing machine - well unless I was able to afford a new fabulous model. ;)

on 30 Mar 2011 1:32 PM

My sewing machine - well unless I was able to afford a new fabulous model. ;)

ljclark wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:32 PM

My sewing basket... it is a large basket and holds every small tool that I use!

Jude61 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 1:42 PM

My pattern collection, my own and all my purchased ones.

Jude

on 30 Mar 2011 1:45 PM

My closets with doors that close to hide all the "supplies".

marijka wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 2:20 PM

My 15 year old Viking #1+ sewing machine . I own a much newer model as well, but nothing sews like my baby!

bkirk2 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 2:21 PM

I got an error, so I'm trying again.....

The furthest I've traveled?  I'm guessing it's a 2-3 hour excursion to new and different quilt/fabric shops

Thanks again for the give-away!

Barbara

on 30 Mar 2011 2:47 PM

Wow wish I had read this earlier !  I am after 12 years of planning getting ready to open an affordable art school here on the Outer Banks of NC, Where  "MY" concentration will be teaching fabric arts of all levels, art quilts, fabric postcards, fabric books and more.  As this is a penniless beginning and all help would be appreciated.  The name of the school is Found Colony Art School and anyone and everyone is invited to learn their by "Spontaneous Creating"(c) 1999llpc  which is anyone can walk in anytime and ask to take a class in any number of subjects, for a very affordable amount from free (pay for supplies) to maybe 40.00 and up for 3 hours of instruction including most supplies.  I am opening with everything I had left from my last business closed 5 years ago due to family illness and now we are ready.  The great thing is we are next to a awesome quilt shop.  Can hardly wait to start teaching again...I have missed it and have wonderful new techniques to share.

Hope your new offices are great and can stay organized I am looking forward to having the space to set up my studio and classrooms.  And if anyone is in Manteo, NC come by and take a free class.

Lorri

MillyMom wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 3:05 PM

I could not get along without my flannel wall and several fleece/flannel covered large cardboard panels. It is essential to stand away from the project so I can see just what those colors look like, especially since I do a lot of watercolor quilting!

Milly

amckenzie wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 3:55 PM

My sewing machine

debra13275 wrote
on 30 Mar 2011 7:15 PM

My art table

Terri 2011 wrote
on 31 Mar 2011 7:23 AM

I would never part with my 20.5 inch square ruler.  It can be used in so many ways and for so many things.

on 31 Mar 2011 9:18 AM

My project table.  Tall enough for me to stand at (infrequently) and enough room under the drawers for my legs when I sit on the stool (frequently).  Long and wide enough for the short ironing board at one end and room at the other end for cutting fabric.  And all sorts of room between for lamp, pottery jars of scissors, brushes, pins and stuff.

on 31 Mar 2011 11:31 AM

Sorry to be so un-original, but it would have to be my first sewing machine.  It was my first major purchase with money that I earned - in high school!  

I made my own school clothes, choir robes and prom dress, wedding dress, baby and children's clothes and quilts, the majority of my wardrobe, curtains, tablecloths . . .  the list goes on and on.  The boy's shirts and my dresses in the family photos were made on that machine. I've sewn for a living, making my own designs for a boutique and custom doll clothes from antique childrens clothes.

I have had marathons making whole wardrobes for friends, and I have made costumes that have won grand prizes (since the largest prize was won during a cruise to the Bahamas, I claim that it was an international competition!)

That first machine is not just a tool.  It has been a memory maker.  It will continue it's legacy making things for my first grandson - who is hopfully the first of many.

sunipatch wrote
on 31 Mar 2011 12:16 PM

My Horn sewing cabinets and cutting table.

Colette10 wrote
on 2 Apr 2011 8:45 AM

So hard to decide. Other than my sewing machine...I'd fight tooth and  nails before giving up stash of organza...or my little snips for cutting threads off quilts.

JaniceC wrote
on 3 Apr 2011 3:59 PM

I think my sewing machine (Husqvara 400), my patterns and my embroidery supplies.

good luck with the new digs!

happy unpacking!

Janice in Victoria BC Canada

jabotquilt wrote
on 7 Apr 2011 12:38 PM

Rotary cutter