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Fabric Giveaway for Handmade Holidays!

9 Nov 2009

Who's making gifts this holiday season? I am making most of mine, but exceptions include:

* My nieces and nephews (who would value cash or a gift certificate over anything Auntie Pokey made).

* My husband who wants a vacation over the holidays, and hey...since we're hitched, I agree! (Pass me my mojito, Dear.)

For gifts, I am making a few totes based on Kathy Mack's pattern in Quilt Scene.

I've been a huge fan of Kathy's for a while, and have made three of these totes so far. I can only show you this one below as I'm hogging it for myself:

It's a combination of Moda Fabrics (Sweetwater line) which I LOVE and over-dyed fabrics created by my good friend Wendy Richardson of Quilt Tapestry Studio.

In celebration of designating this winter as a Handmade Holiday Season, I'm giving away a FAT stack of fabrics courtesy of MODA Fabrics. Aren't they great?


If you want to be in the running to receive this fat stash to help you with your gifts this holiday season, let me know in the comments area what you hope to make for others (or for yourself). I'll draw a name this Friday (November 13) at noon EST. Good luck!




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Diane_Moore wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:06 PM

I've been making bags for my friends using Melly & Me patterns as well as lap quilts and tote bags that fit on walkers and wheelchairs for the local nursing home.

rquebedo wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:08 PM

I would love to make a few totes for my friends and a few zipper bags

jjsm00 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:09 PM

I'd be very lucky to win!   Thanks for the opportunity!

kquilt17 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:12 PM

I always make tissue holders in holiday fabric for the kids teachers and usually a purse tissue holder too. My mom is gettting a wall hanging made from a blue and white Christmas panal, she loves blue and white. Probably will make a tote or two also.

dragonfly12 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:12 PM

I want to make spa bags for my sisters and quilting arts notebiik covers and hot pads for all my friends!!!

on 9 Nov 2009 5:13 PM

I am making re-usable shopping bags for my family and friends and Christmas stockings for charity for my quilting guild.

gen328 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:15 PM

I am hoping to have a couple of tote type bags made and some crocheted beaded jewelry for gifts!!

CindyM@29 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:17 PM

I'm hoping to get some more of my designer grocery bags made and hopefully get 1 pair of socks knitted and 1 scrap fabric strip purse knitted.

VickiWelsh wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:25 PM

I am making potholders (http://tinyurl.com/cout37), placemats (http://tinyurl.com/kvmn2v), some tote bags and fabric postcards.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:26 PM

I want to make sketchbook covers, totes, and knitted socks. And for myself I want time to play in my sewing room.

Deanna

CaroleL@10 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:26 PM

I would love to have this assortment to make tablerunners for my friends as gifts for Christmas. Carole Lakomwx

teri lucas wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:26 PM

I love Moda fabrics.  I'd make a quilted tote for my gramma and my sisters.

Happy quilting!

Teri

LorieG wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:26 PM

I'd love to win this stack!  I'd use some of the fat quarters to make an apron for an upcoming retreat.

Dot B wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:28 PM

I handed  a Christmas quilt over to a machine quilter & hope to get it back in time for my sis-in-law's Christmas birthday. It was for her 50th but is two yrs. late! Also hope to put the binding on a quilt I made for my husband.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:28 PM

I've been making bags so often that I am know locally as "The Bag Lady!"  (There are a few of us around)  My other favourite present to make are table runners.  I will be making them for Kris Kringles this year for three of the groups that I am involved in.

Love your site and visit often.

LisaLizaLou wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:29 PM

I just got a new daybed in my guest room, I have 6 euro-shams to make for it before Mom comes to stay for the holidays! Thanks for the opp to win!

CindyC3 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:30 PM

So far I've made some cookie ornaments and some strawberry rhubarb jam. I'm thinking of making some pieced scarves and/or felt business card holders.

TwinMom59 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:31 PM

Oh, I think either table runners or bags, maybe a few of each!

debroby wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:34 PM

I am activitely in the Small Purse project (to provide small purses to high school students since they cannot carry large purses or knacksacks -and can't find small purses in stores).  

I would use thes fat quarters to sew a bunch of Japanese Knot purses for them.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:35 PM

I'm hoping I can get some clutches made for my nieces...luckily, I only have 3! I've also got 4 baby quilts that NEED to get made!

I'm also  having a big giveaway to celebrate the launching of my new website, the prizes will be custom dyed scarves & fabric, so gotta make those too!

Giveaway info here:

www.candiedfabrics.com/welcome

Teresa Tyler wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:37 PM

I plan to make (when I win! How's that for positive thinking) potholders and aprons for all the 'girls' in my family; aunts, cousins, nieces, mother, and grandmother- will be 100 on 12/15.  

For the guys, that's a harder decision.  I might be able to make some kind of neat cookie/candy holder for Christmas, like a fabric bowl and they can use it after Christmas to put their keys and coins in on top their dressers.

Thanks Pokey!

on 9 Nov 2009 5:37 PM

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on 9 Nov 2009 5:38 PM

I will be making tote bags, zippered cosmetic bags (just learned to do zippers!) and pretty aprons from Retro Aprons.  I love the QA magazine!  Thanks for the opportunity!  Keep up the delish work.

Jan

solutions wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:38 PM

I'm going to make purse/bag inserts to keep my family organized.  I'm also making journal covers.  The Moda fabric giveaway would sure be helpful.  

on 9 Nov 2009 5:39 PM

I've made six boondoggle quilted table runners in neutral colors so they match anything.  To make them more arty I sewed on randomly placed shell buttons with bead tassels hanging from the button holes.

See site:

www.bellanonnaquilt.com/.../br473rul__boondoggle_table_runner.aspx

Hope I win the fabric bundle so I can make more - love those colors.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:40 PM

I've been making some Lazy Girl purses that use 3 FQs each. This would be perfect!

Kelly Smith

jodisellers wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:41 PM

I also love to make bags, bags, bags........I drew my cousin Holly's name for Christmas so want to make her a really cute one.  Maybe my mom too!

Jodi

Susara wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:41 PM

We have 3 babies in our family (one set of twins) and I want to make tote bags for them to put in their toys.  

Susara Smuts

on 9 Nov 2009 5:42 PM

I'm planning to make a number of journal covers to give to many of my quilting friends. I've also got plans to make custom luggage tags and who knows what else!

sewlovinit wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:42 PM

Hi Pokey,   Handbags & quilts are great ideas.  But I've recently discovered the work of Kumiko Sudo and LOVE her!  I'd like to try her "Edo Temari" ball and her "Boy Acrobat" pocket doll.  If you haven't had her in your magazine or on the show, you should consider her!  Her books are filled with unique and amazing ideas!  Thank you for considering me for the fat stash giveaway!  :o)

She-Quilts wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:43 PM

I'm going to make some embroidered clutches but do like the idea of some totes with so many using bags like that for shopping.   Love the Moda fabrics! :)

Joyce

on 9 Nov 2009 5:43 PM

I have been wanting to make some bags for a while now......   been trying to keep fabric bags in the car for veggie market and vons!!   :0)

would love to win a stack of FQ's to get me started... and those colors look wonderful!!

cdlewis wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:48 PM

I am making my favorite sister-in-laws tote bags and pot holders.  Im making a baby quilt for a girlfriend due around Christmas and Im being bad and making myself a christmas pickle quilt.  :o)

charxian wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:48 PM

I am making a messenger bag with a built in light that will turn on when a cell phone call is received.  The flap is made from altered magazines from a worksop.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:49 PM

Oh, I would love this stash!  I too am making bags for people this year!  

bkirk2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:52 PM

I'm going to try the jewelry tote from "Quilting Arts Gifts".  Also making a stenciled pillow and some fabric coasters.

micheleplv wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:55 PM

I would love that stash of fabric to create some things for my friends and family. I would make some colorful belts (instructions are in the International Quilt Festival Mag.) by Bari Ackerman..and give them to my BFFs. My Mom and My mother in law love to shop, I would make them a Winslow Market tote, by Kathy Mack..and throw in a couple of gift cards. I also would love to try to make some fortune cookies..by Andrea Shedletsky and stick some Chanukah gelt in there for my nieces and nephews...and if that isn't enough I want to make the fabric birds by Terry Grant, and give them to all the people that I know, who live far away..and hope that the birds will bring them peace this Year!!!!

on 9 Nov 2009 5:56 PM

Fabric totes for Christmas gifts--what a fabulous idea.  And even more fabulous would be to win that beautiful fabric.  Please pick me!

seamsfine wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:56 PM

Since I made bags for relatives a couple of years ago,  this year I'd make ticket/drivers license/passport/boarding pass holders that they could wear around their necks at the airport!  I myself am always afraid of losing one of those important papers as I juggle my bags...

on 9 Nov 2009 5:56 PM

What beautiful fabrics! My friend's daughters have been fascinated with learning how to sew and want to have their own "equipment". So I'm making them their own sewing kits - pincushion, scissors case, needle book and a zipper bag to contain it.

on 9 Nov 2009 5:56 PM

I would make some great winter themed zipper pouches, and  wallets

april b2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:57 PM

I've been making (and will be making for several more weeks...) pillow covers and table runners like my life depends on it!

Well, I guess in a way my life does depend on it!

claynfiber wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 5:59 PM

Great totes!

I usually make pottery for gifts but my kiln has just died so will be sewing until I have a fix or new one. There's always a silver lining! Will be making bags and cards for gifts this season.

on 9 Nov 2009 6:02 PM

I would love to win these fats - there is a project within our special ed classes for the high school kids to make bags, and these would be a great addition - let them know they got something cool from an actual magazine!

Shoediva3d wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:03 PM

I will be making my mom and my newphew a quilt for Christmas.  Better get sewing...

Paris3 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:04 PM

I am making quilts for Christmas for my two daughters age 11 and 6.

on 9 Nov 2009 6:06 PM

I made some reuseable vegetable bags for my neighbor and plan to make more for my sister.  I'm also making a cookbook for my sister (not of fabric but I'm still putting it together with photoshop and then having it printed).  I am also hoping to make some postcards and a quilt!  Wish me luck!

Kathyl59 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:07 PM

I hope to make a personalized purse for my mother.  I'm also helping a friend make a memory quilt with her son's soccer t-shirts.    I also want to make some small pieces to use for camera bags and some make up bags.

wolph33 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:08 PM

I would hope wall hangings,messenger bags and quilted pillows for family.

Woolycom wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:08 PM

I would love the fat quarters.  I am making Christmas gifts . several using fat quarters.

Thanks for the chance.

wilsew wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:08 PM

I have fired up my machine for some totes, then the sketchbook idea came on my email, and I fell in love with them.  Now I have to do those, luckily I still have time before Christmas.  I also want to do a few baby quilts for several new mothers I know.

on 9 Nov 2009 6:09 PM

I am making felt food for my 2.5 year old's new kitchen (from santa).  I am sure there will be more, but right now, that's all I have planned...

on 9 Nov 2009 6:11 PM

Let's see.... Luggage tags for the jet set. A table runner for the sister-in-law. Fun jammie bottoms for the kids. Malka Dubrawsky's bicycle backpacks for the nieces and quilted coffee cuffs for my Starbuck's pals. :o)

Kwiltsfl wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:13 PM

I am making pillowcases and a couple fabric books for little children for Christmas.

Karen

KestrelHill wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:14 PM

Grocery tote bags for Christmas presents, and I've got a son heading off to college in the fall-- of course he needs a quilt!

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:17 PM

I'm blowing on my fingers for luck as I type this (does it count extra if I have every issue of QA, and your book?). This Christmas season my friends are getting crocheted lap quilts. I say quilt because the front is crochet and the back will be fabric. Those who didn't get them last year will get comfy slippers. I could use that fabric for tote bags to put the gifts in and probably still have some left over to make myself one as well!! Moda love coming at ya!!

basketfan40 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:18 PM

I'd love to win this beautiful stack of fabrics!   No doubt I'd be making bags to share and one or two for myself - thanks!

on 9 Nov 2009 6:23 PM

hi pokey!  your bag is smashing wonderful!!  am truly inspired to make a few bags as gifts also... but am also thinking small coin purses and even little plushies to go with them. ;)  xoxo

Susan A2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:23 PM

I've got plans for making totes for my friends and family also.  A great stack of fabric would certainly help!

on 9 Nov 2009 6:24 PM

I'm making glasses cases and aprons. Love QA and those fabrics are gorgeous!

on 9 Nov 2009 6:27 PM

I am making hand bags for my family and friends. I was using the pattern called Wallace and Grommet. I have altered it slightly though.

amyfaerie wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:29 PM

I'd love to make totes with matching book-covers for my bookish friends, and a patchwork yoga-mat bag for my office-mate!  Thank you for the opportunity to win this awesome stack!

aaeschliman wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:30 PM

I am making my own journal covers on memo books, clay snowmen ornaments, and notecards for gifts.

ynot2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:33 PM

I planned on multiple totes personalized with embroidery for groceries.  I planned solid bags, but a mix of fabrics...wouldn't that be great!

PK

MARYHAHN wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:33 PM

I always give my 6 granddaughters, ages 10 - 3, fabric for Christmas.  Then they each get a time with Grandma to make something.  We have made purses, dog blankets, skirts, doll blankets, etc.  I would love to have the selection of Moda to divide up to make our next Christmas project.  I already have a pattern for dog or cat with a zipper for the mouth.  They could use it for a tooth fairy pillow, of a little purse.  My first grandson just arrived, so we could make one for him, also.  Pick me, Please!!!

Mary Hahn

mbhahn@cox.net

knoblauchdi wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:33 PM

Wow! It would be super to win that fabric.  I am making a pair of Christmas table runners from the cover of last year's Quilting Arts Gifts.  I am also making a baby quilt for my first grandchild due in February- a girl. It is a teddy bear applique quilt which my daughter chose.  And, of course, I have a huge stack of flannels and cotton knits to make some hats, kimonos, sacques, etc. for the little one.  I think that I even saw smoke coming out of my sewing machine the other day.  Lol.

dlquilter wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:34 PM

I would LOVE to win these wonderful fabrics.  I'm making two different bags this year for several of my friends.  One bag is a free form lined shopping bag and the other one is a grocery bag...I would enjoy using these great fabrics.  Thank you for the opportunity!  Dana Lynch

julierod wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:40 PM

I usually make gifts for my co-workers, ornaments and fabric bowls in the past, not sure what this year, but I would like to try some tote bags and maybe some collage wall hangings for family, last year I went crazy with the fabric wrapped clothesline bowls and other things by Joyce Drexler

kquilts2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:44 PM

I'm not sure what I will make, if I win the fabric. I think they would make a lovely quilt. Some of it may go into quilts that a group of ladies from our church  make for the new babies at out church.

Kathy

artizen wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:44 PM

I recently saw a pattern for a car organizer that would make a great gift.  That's what I would use this fabric for!

Madeline12 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:46 PM

Hi Pokey.  What a great giveaway!  Thanks a lot for your generosity.

I'm making some quilts for my son-in-law and a few of his fellow soldiers (stationed in Afghanistan).  Also, some totes and angel tag door hangers.

tjmiata wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:47 PM

I just got the xmas gift magazine and would love to try a couple purses or a nice lap quilt for my mom, she's just moved to assisted living it sure could brighten her apartment.

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:47 PM

The list keeps getting longer and longer! I have requests for the tote bags and I thought I'd make some of Melanie Testa's little purses and ID holders (for IPods). I really want to make some of Terry Grant's birds and I really like the floor cloth in Quilt Scene for myself. Hmmm, better get starte - eh?!

Madeline12 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:48 PM

Hi Pokey.  What a great giveaway!  Thanks a lot for your generosity.

I'm making some quilts for my son-in-law and a few of his fellow soldiers (stationed in Afghanistan).  Also, some totes and angel tag door hangers.

Madeline

rmoxley77 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:53 PM

I'm making a pillow for my sister!

JulieK@18 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:55 PM

My daughter asked me to make her a blue blanket. These would be perfect!

I did a lot of sewing last year, so I'm knitting wrist warmers this year. Next year I'll be back to sewing. Got to mix things up!

cindyl57 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:56 PM

I've made a set of 4 coasters for a friend and will be making more sets, also bookmarks and ornaments. I'd like to make tote bags, too, but may not get time. I've also knitted several dishcloths. Love those MODA fabrics!

julierod wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 6:56 PM

would love to win some fabric, I hope to make some tote bags and some pot holders

whitney12 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:07 PM

I would love to use the fabric to make some of the great potholders shown in Quilting Arts Gifts!

whitney12 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:07 PM

I would love to use the fabric to make some of the great potholders shown in Quilting Arts Gifts!

krsteck wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:08 PM

I am making tote bags and cosmetic bags for two friends and several family members!

Mickey Ellis wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:10 PM

This holiday season,  I am making tote bags using a variety of embellishing techniques and "potluck" potholders made out of orphan quilt blocks.

lcurrie505 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:12 PM

I will be making my daughter a wallet.  And I hope to make some jelly and cookies for gifts.

lalatxmine wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:12 PM

I like to make totes, Jackets, or whatever comes to mind for myself and others.  My mother's 79th birthday is coming up in December and I am looking for something to make for her.

isabelle2009 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:14 PM

Vicksburg, MS Quilters Guild makes quilts for Children's Shelter and Quilts of Valor, so this fabric will be put to very good use. Thanks,

Isabel Adams

I love Quilting University at Houston Quilt Festival sponsored by Quilting Arts Magazine. Last time I got into 3 classes!!!

on 9 Nov 2009 7:20 PM

Hard to contain a guffaw

On receiving the fabric I saw

It would warm the heart

Since quilting’s an art

I’d be lucky to win in the draw!

ursbis wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:20 PM

I'm planing to make pillowcases for the grandkids and for me and husband pillowcases for our camper.

sewcalgal wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:24 PM

What a delightful giveaway.  I have a hugh list of items to make, some of which are items that you've inspired me to make:  Multi-media Christmas cards, a multi-media notebook cover for a friend that loves to garden, Christmas Stockings for friends, a Christmas Wallhanging for a gift exchange, a Christmas theme Linus quilt, and a few other items.  Fortunately I just finished a scrap quilt, with Christmas fabrics, for a fundraiser this coming Saturday.

And, if I'd win your beautiful Moda fabric I'd have even more fun making another quilt.  The colors are beautiful!

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sewcalgal wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:25 PM

What a delightful giveaway.  I have a hugh list of items to make, some of which are items that you've inspired me to make:  Multi-media Christmas cards, a multi-media notebook cover for a friend that loves to garden, Christmas Stockings for friends, a Christmas Wallhanging for a gift exchange, a Christmas theme Linus quilt, and a few other items.  Fortunately I just finished a scrap quilt, with Christmas fabrics, for a fundraiser this coming Saturday.

And, if I'd win your beautiful Moda fabric I'd have even more fun making another quilt.  The colors are beautiful!

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sewcalgal wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:25 PM

What a delightful giveaway.  I have a hugh list of items to make, some of which are items that you've inspired me to make:  Multi-media Christmas cards, a multi-media notebook cover for a friend that loves to garden, Christmas Stockings for friends, a Christmas Wallhanging for a gift exchange, a Christmas theme Linus quilt, and a few other items.  Fortunately I just finished a scrap quilt, with Christmas fabrics, for a fundraiser this coming Saturday.

And, if I'd win your beautiful Moda fabric I'd have even more fun making another quilt.  The colors are beautiful!

SewCalGal

www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

kryztyne wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:25 PM

I will be making aprons.  I love Moda fabric!

KimL@22 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:29 PM

I'm going to be knitting a few scarves....but would definitely love this fabric to use in an artsy round robin I'm in starting in January!!!  

pjb987 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:42 PM

I'm planning to make some seasonal fabric postcards! I'm also thinking about making some small art quilts to give as gifts. And for me - I was given a beautiful fat quarter bundle recently and I'd like to make it into a small landscape quilt.

thienkim wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:45 PM

I'd love to make some totes or a diaper bag for my friend who just had a baby. Those fabrics look yummy!

JoyceArt wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:47 PM

I've been making Christmas gifts all year. For my sister-in-law, I'm taking a reclaimed denim blazer and trimming it with bridal lace and embroidery. This may not really count as making my gifts but I did swap a machine quilted whitework jacket for hand tooled belts for my son and future son-in-law. Mom and Dad are getting new bags for the front of their walkers (yes, they are a hit in their retirement village!!) Here's to more fabric!

cyndalou5 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:47 PM

I am so excited about this giveaway!  I volunteer for Quilts from the Heart in Colorado Springs.  We make quilts for NICU babies, other children in the hospital, children that come from abusive homes, etc. also nursing home wheel chair quilts and MORE.  I just got the Quilting Arts Gifts issue and would love to make gifts for the women who make all these quilts.  They have made and given 4400 quilts since 2004.  I would also love to share this with all of them!! Thanks for the opportunity!  We advertise for donated fabric and could use "quality" stuff!

Liz Kettle wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:51 PM

Love that fabric Pokey! I think it is a must have...I am thinking collaged journal covers for my visual journaling buds.  

kathyw48 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 7:53 PM

I am hoping to make purses! Thanks!

on 9 Nov 2009 7:54 PM

Our ladies group started to make quilts (this year) for abused or children in need. They go to a local shelter that takes in kids only.  If you get a DUI/DWI with a child in the car, the child can be taken, if an officer responds to a domestic call at a location, a child can be taken and the list goes on.   The quilts we donate are for the kids to keep with them forever.   They can take them from place to place and home to home. It is their own and we hope each quilt provides a little bit of comfort in a very difficult time in their life.

Jody Johnson wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:00 PM

Every year I make a quilted ornament for the tree for everyone in the family. For all the kids, my hopes are that they will have a good start to their tree ornaments when they move out of the house and a whole bunch of memories to go with them.

scutso wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:01 PM

I love making little mini patchwork stockings that can be ornaments on the tree, but not sure I'll be able to squeeze in the time to make a few this year!

candace20 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:03 PM

I am planning to make groovy pot holders and kitchen accessories for my daughter.  She is getting married in April and loves to cook and keep a charming home.  We might make some of those birds from the gifts issue, too.  Love them!

Narimasu wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:04 PM

I'd make a quilt for my husband. He's been very patient as I've made quilts for everyone else. I think it should be his turn.

pahinojosa wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:08 PM

This fat stash would help me make more Christmas gifts for my co-participants in "the Creative Call" class at my church.

jakquil wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:09 PM

I have made six fabric booklets with photos and recipes from my mother's belongings.  I have made one for each of her granddaughters..  My mother passed away last January.  I will be making aprons for one niece and my sister, I like the triangle aprons and that is the pattern I will be using.

I love Moda fabrics!!

Joan

Kevinkey wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:21 PM

I would make a comfort quilt for my sister to keep in the hospital with her while she waits for a heart transplant.  Wow! That sounds really manipulative.  O.K., I'll make the quilt for her out of my stash, but I'm going to need fabric for a special 80th birthday quilt for my mom's birthday in February.

dzsmimma wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:22 PM

I'll be making little photo wall quilts of my grandchildren for their parents (and myself!).  Also some casserole caddies and if I have time, some totes for Mom, daughters and sisters.  Still thinking about the brothers...any suggestions?

Ann F.

edunn wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:23 PM

I'm making a miniature quilt for our guild exhanage.  I'm also going to make the quilt coasters.  Your magazine had such wonderful gift ideans for the Christmas holidays.

on 9 Nov 2009 8:27 PM

I have some great ideas using quilting to create some samplers with old family photos for my sisters.  Thank you for the great ideas.

lbeckert wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:29 PM

I'm making a purse for my daughter-in-law, (with a pretty purse inside), canvas tote, placemats and tea towels for my mom, a tote with some fabric I made on "spoonflower.com" for my daughter, and a teddy bear for my friend!!  Yikes, only 45 days until Christmas, I better get started!!!!!!!!

TheresaO@2 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:30 PM

I'm planning to make id holders for my friends and co-workers, these would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win (btw, love the tote!).

on 9 Nov 2009 8:39 PM

I've been making shopping totes for my two 20-something daughters; oversized totes for my hunny's framed artwork (AKA "big-a$$ totes"); little cell phone bags and fabric wallets.  They'd all look so much cuter out of Moda fabrics!

owlwoman wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:45 PM

Three friends and I spent the weekend making pajamas - lots of pajamas - and double sided receiving blankets and baby quilts and pot holders.  For our Quilters' New Years Eve sleepover (yes even 45-75 year old women can have a sleepover) we will be making another joint Quilt of Valor.  Even better this New Year's Eve is a blue moon !

Jennie McKee

owlwoman22@yahoo.com

KristinF@7 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 8:54 PM

I have been making shopping bags for groceries....and totes for my college age nieces pieced from fabrics in my stash...lined with pockets for wallet, keys...that each have a closure so they will not "disappear" in the bottom of the bag.

keptwench wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:02 PM

I'd make cloth art dolls a la Patti Culea.  I adore those.  

SharynCole wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:09 PM

I love Moda fabrics and can see several lovely tuffets waiting to be made.  They make great gifts for very special people.

SonomaKnits wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:19 PM

Pretty, I could use those fat quarters to kick start a quilt for my 6 mo old granddaughter.  I hope to make 2 quilts as xmas presents this year.... better get started. Yikes.

Thanks.

Desiree9 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:27 PM

I designed and made a painted poinsettia tablerunner that I aslo teach. I am hoping to make some placemats to go along with it.

AnofAvonle wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:45 PM

I dug out some great fabrics from my stash, and I'm making aprons for all of the women in the family.  I usually bake banana nut bread for the guys, and they've all come to expect it!  I love making handmade gifts!

Muppin wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 9:50 PM

Wendy's fabrics are always so wonderful.  You are way ahead of me in the gift making department!!  

Debbie@17 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:00 PM

I've recently been making luggage tags to give to relatives and I was thinking of making little totes (some call them friendship bags) to give gifts in.

Debbie@17 wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:03 PM

I've recently been making luggage tags to give to relatives. I was thinking of making little totes (some call them friendship bags) to give gifts in.

tommequilts wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:08 PM

I'm going to make easy, cute aprons for some friends and family members, and easy, fun Christmas stockings for my sons and their families.

tommequilts wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:10 PM

I'm also a big fan of Wendy's fabrics - have been for many years!  Hers is one of the first booths I look for at quilt shows.

on 9 Nov 2009 10:11 PM

I just started my list....

Journal covers for 5 nieces, 2 sisters & 5 friends

CD covers for 4 nephews, son & 2 brothers

Tote bags for Mom, cousin & daughter

that's just a start...

Diana VG wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:19 PM

I've been making mini art quilts and my friends love them!  I am planning on making one for my Mom and coasters for my brother!

S. Tatom wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 10:51 PM

I would love to receive the moda fabrics.  I am making book covers for note books for my 9 grandchildren.  Hope the kids will use them for journals.

I love your tote, I make my own for shopping.  Have trouble selling them.

Sandy with Western Ventures

on 9 Nov 2009 10:54 PM

I want to make bags for my three daughters.  They are 20, 23 and 25 and I think they will love totebags.  I need to make some Boxer Shorts for my boys too.  They love the boxers I make for them.

Thanks for this great opportunity.

Kelly

EllieBella wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 11:12 PM

I'm working on little skirt outfits for all of my 8 little nieces. This would be a great stack to work with. Thanks for the chance!

Carol DK wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 11:22 PM

I would love the fabric stash, the colors are gorgeous. I am covering a scrapbook for my daughter to use for her now 1 year old son, she is having a fabulous time filling them up with pictures of that precious boy. Also, I am making table runners for the Christmas season--Christmas has already begun here in Denmark as there is no Thanksgiving, and the Christmas parties are beginning, a table runner or other small quilted item with flowers is a fantastic hostess gift--most folks bring wine or chocolate and my fabric gifts have been well received. So, busy hands this season. Also, I am making "art covered" DVD cases and sending them with pictures and movies of Denmark family activities for my family stateside. that is FUN.  

mooncatfarms wrote
on 9 Nov 2009 11:27 PM

I'm making shopping totes for all of my friends this year as well as baked goods to fill them up.   I'm also making stockings for the family.

quiltcetera wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 12:02 AM

Wow! Such a generous give away! I am a huge moda fan, and a huge Quilting Arts fan. What a perfect partnership! Thanks for the chance to win something so beautiful.

MarianneB15 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 12:36 AM

Bonjour,

Comme je ne parle pas américain, ni ne l'écrit, je veux juste vous souhaiter à vous et à toute votre équipe de magnifiques fêtes de fin d'année, pleins de bonheur, de joie et de santé. Continuer à nous enchanter .

cna wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 1:32 AM

I will make some tablerunner and tote for my girls and sisters. I will be happy if I win, I love Moda fabrics.

Regards

Carmen in Sweden

sshooey wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 2:22 AM

I am making all my gifts this year.  They include wall hangings, quilts, checkbook covers, pincushions, hot pads lots of bags and many thing that I have embroderied throughout the year.  This stack of fats will help out  a lot!  Love the colors!

watuwando wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 4:13 AM

Love the fabrics! I'm planning on making some bags and pillows for gifts!

on 10 Nov 2009 4:25 AM

I've made a lap quilt with Dear Jane blocks and Christmas fabric for my daughter in law.  Need to make a 2nd one the SECOND daughter in law! *grin*

And I've made an eye-spy quilt for my niece, too!

Can you please add my name into your hat, for the draw?

Tks!

Rosa Robichaud

robich@rogers.com

suz23 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:00 AM

I would love to make market bags for everyone in my family. They are beautiful and "green" too.  Add me to the drawing, please

Spiroart wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:07 AM

My church makes quilts all year long for shut ins and those in the hospital. This would be a great help to add this fabric to our forever dwindling stash.

Sipiweske wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:33 AM

I am working on a Christmas quilt for my nephew and have made two little pleated gift bags for some special people.  I'm also working on some pincushions and hope to make a wall hanging for the gal I work with.  That fat stash would come in very handy for some of my projects!  Thank you for sponsoring such a wonderful giveaway. - Marlene

Meg M. wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:37 AM

i've been so busy this fall, i haven't had a chance to think about Christmas/holiday gifts yet! i do have one project on my mind: a pair of cute girly shoes to knit for a friend's baby. i also plan on doing some digital scrapbooking and finishing some UFOs!!! thanks for the contest & inspiring comments!

Meg M. wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:41 AM

i'd like to finsish some UFOs while i'm on vacation. and i have no idea what i'm going to make for Xmas presents yet! thanks for the contest!

Vickie@38 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:54 AM

I want to make a couple of handbags....one for myself but a couple for family members. I also want to make a lap size quilt along with some projects that I am already working on.

DappleDen746 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:21 AM

Pokey!  Thanks for the giveaway...I plan to "go green" and make several 'wrapping scarves" ( quilting the material) and complete projects as suggested by Pat Lee in her book of same name!

Description by author Patricia Lee as follows)>>>

Say "no, thanks" to paper AND plastic, because Wrapping Scarves are the earth-friendly way to end the cycle of waste! Author Patricia Lee shows you how easy it is to replace gift wrap, shopping bags, and more with elegant, time-honored wrapping scarves. The book starts with a brief history of the use of the wrapping scarf in ancient Asia, followed by quick lessons in how to knot and twist a scarf and tie a bow. There are 12 easy, attractive gift wrapping methods, 7 ways to make or update purses and a backpack out of wrapping scarves, and 7 ways to use wrapping scarves around the house, when shopping, or when carrying food to parties or picnics. Instructions for making your own wrapping scarves are also included. How eco-smart!

nananina wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:22 AM

I make purses and clothing from de constructed thrift store clothing..it would be so nice to make gifts for loved ones out of new fabric! Wow!

LOVE your show, LOVE the website, LOVE the newsletter! Rock...er, SEW ON, Pokey!!

Nans Daydream Designs

nansdaydream@gmail.com

Blessings!

nananina wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:26 AM

Not sure if my lovely 'puter posted this or not..so...

I make purses and clothing out of reclaimed/deconstructed thrift store clothing...it would be sooo nice to make bags for loved ones out of NEW Fabric!

Love your show, website and newsletter...thanks!

Nan Mitch

nans Daydream designs

nansdaydream@gmail.com

wtb61 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:32 AM

I would love to have  the Moda Fabrics to give to my very talented daughter-in-law, RTB, in Louisiana, who sews like a dream. She is very creative and keeps our six grandchildren looking wonderful. Last Christmas she made each of them a special quilt.

mlm5 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:39 AM

I'm finishing a Halloween quilt (!) and going on to quilted ornaments. That stash looks delicious! Thanks for doing this!

on 10 Nov 2009 6:56 AM

love the bag and the fabric!  I am moving, so not making much this year...but, some Murano glass jewelry, knit scarves and some knit and felted bags.  Cant wait to get my sewing machine back so I can sew!

edzellinni wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:57 AM

I have been wanting to make my little pup Coco a warm winter jacket, just like Louie's. These would certainly keep his little 6 lb. wriggly body warm!

on 10 Nov 2009 7:03 AM

I can't find the time and energy to make much of anything from scratch this year, so I plan to decorate ready made black grocery bags (made from recycled plastic bottles!) with small (approx. 10"

by 10") crazy-quilted patches to cover the store logo.  I'm hoping it will encourage my family members  and friends to take along their reusable bags more often.

SallySig wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 7:14 AM

I am not getting as early a start as I would like on the holiday gifts since I have been busy with an Applique Club, quilt guild and trying to work on my backlog of projects. But I am making "Acute" from Melly and Me for my granddaughter, some Stack n Slash placemats and some small fabric containers of various patterns. LOVED the Quilt Scene magazine! Thanks, Pokey.

vanessadale wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 7:17 AM

Dear Pokey

         I have a son that was injured in Aphganistan and was sent to Walter

Reed Medical center and I went there to stay with him for two weeks and

while I was there they gave my son a lap quilt that was donated and it

was so nice and so I would like to make a couple of quilts to send back to

Walter Reed so that others that where injured while protecting our

country can enjoy a quilt.

                                                           Vanessa

Didy123 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 7:19 AM

Oooooh yes pleeeeeease! I am making small purses and folders this Christmas, but my fabric stash is running low so would love a top-up! Your tote bags are gorgeous by the way.

bookwormrn wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 7:33 AM

Hi! I am making embellished denim jackets for my granddaughter and daughter-in-law and re-usable market totes for everyone else. I love Moda fabrics!

on 10 Nov 2009 7:37 AM

The tote bag patterns are well timed and absolutely perfect.  I want to make quilted bags as Christmas wrap - why kill all those trees for wrapping paper when a reusable bag will not only wrap your gift in style but keep on giving every time you go to the store!

Tote bag / gift bags are on my list!

Denise

flowerpat wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 7:40 AM

I plan on making a purse for a friend who saw one she liked in a store when on vacation; plus an art quilt for another friend from a picture I took.

debra_sev wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:07 AM

I'd love to win this stack of fat quarters. My church has a food pantry where we provide food once a month (small church) to over 100 families. We have started making quilts to pass out, as well as scarves, hats, mittens etc. We would love to have some pretty fabric to make up into these items. Thank you.

MarthaM8 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:17 AM

Hi there I plan to make slippers for my nephews and totes for my nieces. This would be so cool as I could mix and match and create a theme (they are all related on one side). It would be awesome to win! Thanks, Martha

superrunt wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:22 AM

I've been making zippered pouches for the knitters and crocheters. I'm also making a couple of 'cooking' sets with apron and oven mitt. And I think there will be a couple of magazine holders and some shopping bags too...

Jeanelle@5 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:31 AM

Love this time of year. Besides making my Christmas cards, I am now making wonderful, sparkly birds for my friends Christmas trees. They are so fun and add a wonderful reminder of the spirit of Christmas....

vntglv wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:31 AM

I would make some bags for my friends and family with this beautiful fabric

HeatherH@38 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 8:46 AM

Oooh, that fabric looks yummy.  I will be making some placemats, table runners, pincusions and some things from Quilting Arts Gifts.

JanP@21 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:27 AM

This is a wonderful give away.  I'm making quilts and some CD holders for their cars.

katdzines wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:32 AM

I am currently making patchwork fabric bowls and handmade slippers for the holidays. It seems I'm always at the fabric stores in town! Thanks for offering this to your fans.

sbonetsue wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:35 AM

Every year I make a Christmas wallhanging for one of my large extended family.  This year is my younger sister's turn.

SheriL11 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:40 AM

I hope to get some totes, purses and quilts made for Christmas this year.  I NEED more time!

jojo wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:55 AM

I'll be making Christmas Tree quilted pot holders for my poker girls!  Using the Quilting Arts pattern!

on 10 Nov 2009 9:56 AM

XMAS always haves me making gifts for friends/relatives.  Quilting is something I am just now getting into.  I would love to make a quilt for my daughter for her new home.

defling wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 10:06 AM

I'm making good fortune birds from Kelli Perkins' book Stitch Alchemy.I'd love to try the totes from Quilt Scene.

Love the fat quarters! I'm a big fan of Wendy Richardson.

on 10 Nov 2009 10:25 AM

I'm making stockings that are painted, embroidered, and felted as well as tote bags for family & friends.  I need to make lots & am already panicked!  I need more fabric, threads, & paint!

Quilnan wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 10:35 AM

Some items I hope to make include a tote or two, pillows, and fabric paper items. Maybe a stocking. A fat stash would help! Nancy

PS- Your market tote looks great with those fabrics.

QuiteLoopy wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 11:24 AM

I'm making a Christmas table runner and some crackers. Also some small gift bags.

on 10 Nov 2009 12:31 PM

I'm making a patriotic christmas dove wall hanging for my daughter (her husband is in the army) - my first quilt project!  Pillows and little sofa covers for my little grandsons (2,3 and 5 yrs old).  Have a baby quilt to make by July for another soon-to-be grandchild.  Just read your machine quilting ebook and can't wait to try free motion quilting on the wall hanging!  I love being retired and having time to do this kind of fun stuff whenever I want to!

HeatherO@2 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 12:46 PM

Oh my--great gifts and patterns.  I'm making some blankets and quilts. . . most tops are done. . . now the labor starts.  would love more goodies to make more gifties.

on 10 Nov 2009 12:54 PM

I make things for my friends every year and this year they will be getting mini trapunto quilts measuring about 6" - 8" square...I hope they'll like them :o)

Angela

artyouwear2 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 1:08 PM

Hi Pokey, I'm still waiting for Quilt Scene to show up on store shelves. I hate paying shipping costs so hope copies get here soon. In the meantime, yes, I'm making handmade gifts but want to be as different as possible. So I'm thinking wacky-shaped coasters, scarves made with snippets of fabric, cellphone holders, and little wallhangings that tell a story (now that I've been studying QA calendars closely). I've only just begun, so the ideas have a ways to go--but obviously you influence me greatly to think outside the box.

SueAndrus wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 1:42 PM

I am making tote or grocery bags made from scrap strips and journal covers for many on my gift list.

Gredelina wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 2:13 PM

I will make tote bags, but if I won that fat stash I should make some quilts too!

Hugs

Gunilla

reginabdunn wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 2:47 PM

I'm going to make a fabric box and a fabric angel doll

on 10 Nov 2009 2:57 PM

I recently switched from making fancy purses to simple market bags- although they sell faster and are easy, they're boring to make. I love seeing this photo of your more creative idea. THANKS, my head is swimming with ideas! Add me to the list of hopeful winners!

on 10 Nov 2009 3:18 PM

I'm making my sister a new quilt for her bed. The first one I made her, for her wedding, was the first traditional quilt I ever made.

on 10 Nov 2009 3:33 PM

Hi Pokey, I plan to make a good deal of gifts as well this year.  I've made a few purses already and plan to make a couple more.  I am also working on some aprons and table linens for the new home owners on my list.  Boy, that stack of fat quarters would surely help me finish these projects!

cvdnurse wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 3:50 PM

I'm making several aprons, a few stockings, many sets of coasters, and a few bags/totes.  Love the bag you made and those fabrics are gorgeous!

Susan in NC

on 10 Nov 2009 4:08 PM

I am making two carry bags, a few coiled fabric bowls, a small quilt and some new baby clothes.

Eve Pottery wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 4:09 PM

These would be great fabrics for some small art quilts.  I can hardly wait to get started!

wlallen219 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 4:23 PM

Those fabrics look fabulous.  I'm working on some totes as well and small coin purses with metal hinged closures.  

I also have to start a quilt for my daughter and son-in-law to be.  They don't want a traditional wedding quilt but something they will use daily.  She told me he didn't want "girly" colors so these fabrics could definately be included. Thanks

on 10 Nov 2009 5:17 PM

WOW!  What an offer! I'd use them to make book covers for student friends, a few totes for ladies who like to shop, cushions for the decor conscious and eyeglass cases for older friends - and myself!

Stephen Weaver, London

pamtru63 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 5:37 PM

Are you kidding? I would LOVE this... being a "beginner" I've been trying to do crazy quilts with "treasured" objects for family!

Barbara S wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:45 PM

Hi Pokey...........Thanks for offering such a great giveaway.  I plan to make a quilted Christmas Tree Skirt.  I also plan to make a couple of  table runners.  If I win the Moda Fabric, I will be making something wonderful with it.

maeve4 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 6:55 PM

I'd love to win those gorgous fabrics.  I'd make totes from QUILT SCENE for my daughters (super publication, BTW), and lap quilts to donate to local charities - our new homeless shelter, a local nursing home, our quilt guild charity quilt donation collection.  Those colors will make it easy to make items for either gender.  Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway.  QA is great!  Maeve

on 10 Nov 2009 7:37 PM

I love making bags and pocketbooks (or purses as my granddaughter says).  I am just finishing  a tote bag for my sister-in -law for Christmas.  I am planning to make table runners for family members and a pretty dress for my soon to be two years old, grandniece.

on 10 Nov 2009 8:19 PM

What pretty colors. I would like to make a knitting tote for my daughter who has been knitting for just over a year. I'd also like to start a quilt.

Please enter me in your contest.

on 10 Nov 2009 9:19 PM

I'm making reusable grocery bags for gifts.  Am also working on a small wall quilt for my sister.  And, always, handmade ornaments.  Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tricia Copeland

kristine@21 wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 9:30 PM

would love to win this, I could make so many bags with this fabric and other products. enter me

on 10 Nov 2009 9:46 PM

I'm making various sizes of bags and purses and also

some quilted Christmas trees for a wall or door knobs.

And I love Moda Fabrics!

fabricmom wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 11:10 PM

I would definitely be making a quilt for my bed. Love the colors. If there are leftovers I would make something for a friend.

fabricmom wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 11:13 PM

I love making totes and well anything with fabric. i could make a beautiful quilt with that much fabric and actually keep it for myself.

aliogator wrote
on 10 Nov 2009 11:35 PM

I would love to make gift tags and cards for my friends and family.  Thanks for the chance to win!

LeanneB@4 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 4:50 AM

My 21 month old granddaughter wants a "book bag" so I plan to make one and fill it full of books as part of her Christmas gift.  I'm also making a book bag for a friend, putting one Quilting Arts mag. in it with a subscription.  Leanne,

LeanneB@4 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 4:53 AM

My 21 month old granddaughter wants a "book bag" so I plan to make one and fill it full of books as part of her Christmas gift.  I'm also making a book bag for a friend, putting one Quilting Arts mag. in it with a subscription.  Leanne,

leafygal wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 5:57 AM

Wow - Gorgeous Colours.

I'm making tree ornaments of embroidered felt for my *** Cancer support group buddies.  If I won this beautiful stack I'd try and make totes for them as well.

on 11 Nov 2009 6:11 AM

I to make alot of my Christmas gifts.  This year there will be  Yo-Yo Christmas tree ornaments, a wool santa tablemat, a purse, pincusions, silk scarves and possible a couple of pillows.  I would love to have that stack of fabric.  I'm sure I could work it in to the things I'm making!

Carol

Carol I. wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 6:18 AM

Thanks so much for the chance to win those lovely fabrics :)

maidenjane wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 7:09 AM

I'm planning on making quite a few gifts - some knitted, some sewn.  The sewn include wine totes, fleece spirit scarves, and I love these quilted totes!

on 11 Nov 2009 7:48 AM

I would make one of the bags, use some in quilt art, post cards and make some of the leaf decorations I just read about.

Dot5 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 8:52 AM

Last year I made lap quilts for children and their spouses, this year making purses and tote bags plus patchwork book covers. New fabric always welcome.

Terri P. wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 8:55 AM

I'm planning on making tote bags for family and my initial idea was to crochet them. But after seeing your beautiful bag, I'd love to learn to make them this way and will have to do a little research. Thanks for the opportunity to win some great fabric!

MonaAnn wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 9:08 AM

These beautiful fabrics match my living/dining room.  I would make pillows and placemats.

ShannonH@13 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 9:49 AM

My "to make" list is so long.  I would love to make totes for my girlfriends who are always running around with overstuffed purses.  They could really use them!  I want to make my cousin a lovely quilted scrapbook for pictures of her sweet one year old.  My friends teenage girls all need new zip-top make-up bags.  By making them I can make them more personal.  My Mom is the hardest of all.  I would like to actually sit with her and work together on something for her home.  She has so many dust collectors, I think the time together and the finished project would be a great gift.  Luckily I can even get my 11 year old son to help, as he is working on a quilt for a returning soldier.  

So you see, my list is long and growing each time I look through a book or magazine. :)

CathyIrish wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 10:48 AM

Making Table Runners for all my friends as just moved to another province and will need to mail them. Really like the tote bag idea...great way to make a dent in fabric stash.

JenM@5 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 11:03 AM

i'm planning on making ISpy bags for all the kids on my list... and totebags for several others.

drawstring project bags are the perfect gift for my knitter friends.

and i would really like to make a holiday table runner for myself.

sha1non wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 11:34 AM

This year my family is supporting the Advent conspiracy -Worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all. As part of that I'm planning more meaningful handmade gift out of my stash.  The giving part is an on-going active family discussion --probably world vision or water development in a third world country.  It's exciting and is creating a new vision for Christmas

Sha1non

nitab4 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 12:02 PM

I am planning on making many gifts this year. I am planning on making some plastic bag holders, they are doll related. The top part is like a doll and the skirt holds the bags. I am also making some fabric covered journals as well as some small handbags and a couple tote bags.I am a doll maker as well as a quilter and I will b making my great granddaughter her first cloth dollie1

Sharon@111 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 12:20 PM

 I am making the Christmas Tree Hot Pads for several members of the family, a table runner for my mom and many bags for my girlfriends. :0) I always choose to make too many things and have to rush to the end, but I always enjoy the mayhem.  :0)  It wouldn't be the holidays without the chaos.    Really nice contest.   :0)

JoanieH3 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 12:48 PM

Please count me in this giveaway!

Thanks,

Joanie

JoanieH3 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 12:48 PM

Please count me in this giveaway!

Thanks,

Joanie

Morrell2 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 2:38 PM

I would like to make some placemats and napkins for family. I would also like to make a lap quilt for a sick friend.

Kathy Smith2 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 3:38 PM

I am teaching my daughter how to quilt.  She has been watching me make project Linus quilts and asked if I would teach her.  Hurray!!  She finally wants to learn to quilt and sew.  She wants me to teach her how to make place mats and table runners so that she can give them as gifts to the family.  She is 26 and this is the first that she has ever expressed a desire to learn to quilt.  I'm just thrilled.  If I could hand her a fat stash to get her started, all the better!

I would probably end  up making her a quilt too.

believemagic wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 4:28 PM

I am making a few fabric books and hopefully a wall hanging or two. If I can play with fabric, I am game to try making anything.

lodemup wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 4:44 PM

To receive the fat stack would be such an awesome blessing.  Most all of my gifts will be handmade this year. I'm making rag quilts and bags/totes.  I've have recently became a widow.  I made my daughter a memory quilt using photos of her dad and  pieces from his shirts.   Thanks for the opportunity to recieve the fabric.

mrsgorgon wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 5:00 PM

All my colors are hot, hot, hot.  I think I need to calm down for the holidays and create some cool gifts for my friends. I'd love to use some of your fats.  If not them, how about a bag of scraps?  Maybe include a rabit rabbit print????

moonwild wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 5:05 PM

I am going to make all the girlies in my life a cool apron!!! This fabric would be way cool!

Laurie Dorrell

amandad8388 wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 8:45 PM

I would like to make some table runners , some small bags , and OH i think some baby bibs would be darling too.Thank you

Sara JaneA wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 8:55 PM

I love the free small projects e-book and will make some luggage tags for my best friend who is taking her son to Australia in the Spring. Thanks for all the great ideas.

sruof wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 9:35 PM

I'm making personalized ornaments for everyone this year, using photos on fabric, Lutradur, fabric, paint, and beads. I would LOVE to have the new Moda fabrics to jump start my "making moments."

Kravitz wrote
on 11 Nov 2009 11:01 PM

Hi Pokey

I have eleven grandchildren and two daughters as well as two daughters in law.  I am hoping to get back to hand-made gifts this year.... at least for the female relatives.  I have downloaded the bags and fiive fast gifts and hope to get busy.  I also have to make a Christmas quilt for a special someone - Help!!

on 12 Nov 2009 3:19 AM

My name is Susann,  I plan on making some of the handmade quilt bags.  The girls in my family, love purses.  

tina@7 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 5:33 AM

I saw a great knitting bag pattern from Bunny Hill Designs that I would love to make.

on 12 Nov 2009 5:47 AM

Thanks for the great giveaway! I need more fabric like a whole in the head but these are really nice and I would use them for patchwork placemats and aprons.

Azreada wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 6:46 AM

I am in the middle of making Christmas stockings for my 2 granddaughters and then hope to make a Christmas banner for our home.

on 12 Nov 2009 6:55 AM

Making gifts is really fun but I always stumble when it comes to the male part of my family. What have you come up with that works for and is appreciated by men?

qwiltks wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 7:45 AM

My daughter has bought a new machine and is making bags for her friends, little bags, big bags and all sizes, so i would give it to her to sew with since she needs to increase her stash

LesleyQuilts wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 7:48 AM

I would love to make a few tote bags for myself and friends. I am always looking for bag to carry my projects in, I always need to have something with me to work on when I have a free moment.

Christy A2 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 8:32 AM

I am inclined to make a tote also.  The bird ornaments also intrigue me too.  One idea I have is to make a pieced background to put in a frame for pictures.  It could be pieced over a store bought background.

becky47 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 8:51 AM

I just ordered the International Quilt Festival magazine. I loved the preview of projects! I am sure I will find alot of Christmas gift ideas for family and friends inside! The Fat Stash of Fabric would really help if my name is drawn. I have never used Moda Fabric before, so this would give me a chance to experience  firsthand how wonderful this fabric is! I have never won anything in my life, so if I do, it will be the first time! Looking forward to getting my magazine!lol, Becky

sewhappyme wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 10:35 AM

I'm making tote bags, embroidered towels, small quilts, hand painted fabric portfolio (for myself), sachets, table runners and potholders.

ngsiahaan wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 11:15 AM

I'd like to make some sweat shirt jackets!

on 12 Nov 2009 2:05 PM

Hello, I just purchased a book called "quilters think pink" -- It has a project for a "Garden of Hope Shawl" -- a quilted shaw with pockets --- I'll take the shawls to a nursing home around the corner from my house and share them with the ladies there -- I know the colors of the fabrics aren't pink -- but the beautiful blues and greens will make wonderful "flowers" for the Garden Shawl". While I would love to make a project for myself ... I will be very content to take the scraps and make another scappy block to add to my remembering quilt -- it has scrappy blocks made from the fabrics of quilted items I have been blessed to share. -- I promise to send you pictures : o )  Tammie

katie-mae wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 2:30 PM

I've adapted vintage Debbie Mumm miniature patterns to I make small quilted bags to ship off to our soldiers in Afghanistan. (See anysoldier.com/wheretosend for names & needs of our troops.) Depending on size, I can tuck in bags of candy, teas, water mixes, stationery, hygiene needs.....whatever the unit I pick is looking for. Again adapting miniature quilt patterns, I also make paperback book covers and tuck girly and manly colored covers in when I ship a box of paperback books. Would love to have a new stash of fabric with which to work. Thanks. :D

sarahb4 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 2:34 PM

I'm currently making some fun dresses for my daughters. Next up are purses and shopping bags for my mom and grandma, a little snuggle baby blanket for a friend's new baby and a fabric ball for the new big brother and  a wheelchair blanket/quilt for another friend's daughter who is recovering from surgery. And a new purse for myself at some point!

Sherrie14 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 2:49 PM

Hi Pokey - I plan to make several things this year - for the recent college grads who are starting their first households, I will make coasters and placemats; for my arty friends I plan to make some dimentional bird ornaments.  I have painted, stenciled and in general beat up on some recycled denim to make the birds.  I am excited

KelliBag wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 2:51 PM

Hi Pokey, love your stuff! I'm making bags, table runners, placemats, and cell phone cases. More fabric is always welcome. Kelli

cindylee4 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 3:17 PM

Nothing better than homemade gifts for the holidays. Planning on making some holiday stuffies, a few of melanie testa's quick & pretty purses,  and art dolls (my own design) that encourage creativity.  wish me luck!

catmom50 wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 4:03 PM

I think they are great. Thanks so much for this opportunity to enter. I would use these to start a quilt for a little lady that lives alone close to me. This is just perfect to use.

JCorrado wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 4:14 PM

I'll be making some of the eyeglass cases using the recent issue of Quilting Arts Gifts and some fabric holiday cards.

Judi

sypace wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 5:10 PM

I am brand new to quilting and hope to make a purse for my Mom, doll clothes for my girls and after looking at the free quilting downloads on this page I want to make one of the twelve-pocket colored pencil holders for my cousin who likes to draw.

AuntPittyPat wrote
on 12 Nov 2009 6:59 PM

Hello Pokey... I was a very lucky girl and got all of my families presents made prior to my visit in Ca in Sept. But I do want to start on the things that I promised my family to make when I returned home. I promised to make a quilt for the new expected baby and I also promised to make a couple of back packs for my family ;) So please draw my name so I can have so awesome fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win such nice fabrics

mizrosie wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 3:18 AM

This Christmas I want to make tote bags, fabric cuffs, fabric bookmarks, fabric postcards and hats for my grandkids to give as Christmas presents!

Rosie Chapman

mizrosie@mac.com

kathy211 wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 5:33 AM

I'm making some of the ornaments from Quilting Arts Holiday Guide, a quilt, and a few others things that are undecided at this point.....I better get busy huh! And I hope I win!

JeanM@9 wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 6:47 AM

I'm making business card holders, retro ornaments, and a few handbags.  Love your bags!  Jean (quiltedcupcake.blogspot.com)

on 13 Nov 2009 6:48 AM

I plan to embroider embossed names on towels, make eyeglass holders for my girlfriends (we are all at 'that' age), finish up two quilted table toppers for the holidays and serge napkins for our entertaining. Also will be checking out some of the gift ideas in the new gift magazine. Fun to create.

karen

gjeneve wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 8:31 AM

I continue the tradition started by my mother of making pj's for the grandkids.  I'm also making shopping bags for myself and others and plan to make a cover for my 3-ring binder for me as "head steer" of The Art Quilt Association in Grand Junction, CO.  Could certainly make good use of the Moda fabrics that are always so wonderful.  Used them for a lap quilt for my sister last year and my brother is waiting.   Gjeneve

Kathleen C. wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 9:03 AM

My lonely stash of fabrics would love to receive some new and beautiful fabrics. (and so would I!). I've been making small items for a sale to benefit our library  and after that Sale, i will begin on Christmas gifts. Thanks very much, Kathleen C.

RobinWmson wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 10:18 AM

Am I too late? I just saw this! I'll be making all my gifts this year, so the fabric would be super handy. Things I'll be making: placemats and napkins, potholders, tote bags.

Pokey wrote
on 13 Nov 2009 11:31 AM

I randomly chose the winner for this latest MODA fabric giveaway and congrats go to... LemonTreeTami

on 15 Nov 2009 10:52 AM

Congrats!

on 15 Nov 2009 9:26 PM

I'm a fan of Kathy Mack, as well ... she designs great stuff, and she's a sweetheart, too!

on 18 Jul 2010 6:49 PM

If I won this I would make either a xmas skirt or a log cabin quilt. Extra's could be used for pot holders for xmas gifts at work.  Will be waiting by the computer hoping I will get that email that I won.