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

14 Feb 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck!


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lindamid wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:02 AM

I don't have a project in mind, but I do need a new pair of sissors. thank you for the chance to win

lindamid wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:03 AM

I don't have a project in mind, but I do need a new pair of sissors. thank you for the chance to win

DonnaFreak wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:03 AM

I would make a doll quilt for my grandaughter!  :c)

linda1046 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:03 AM

What a wonderful giveaway!  I have the prefect home for these scissors!

redwat wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:03 AM

I would make a wall hanging for my new grandbaby

kjheaverlo wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:03 AM

I will be making a "Text Me!" Reader Challenge piece. :)

Jenelle4 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:04 AM

I just found a really cute mug rug pattern, That is what I'd use them on.

on 15 Feb 2013 10:04 AM

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

Annasueg wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:07 AM

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

I'd LOVE to have them!

and the the DVD too!

Thanks for the chance!

judyla wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:07 AM

I would use it on my next art quilt challenge.  

gizmo1155 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:08 AM

I would love to make a miniature wall hanging using these scissors.  Something spring-like with LOTS of flowers in the garden.  My walls need something colorful.

txkwilter wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:08 AM

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

katnap3 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:08 AM

I have several projects in mind. What about a QA Challenge?

Thanks for a chance at winning. I've been wanting a pair of these scissors.

ebandit wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:09 AM

I would make the first project in my Craftsy Class with Laura Wasilowski.

lisadp wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:11 AM

I would love to use these scissors to make a baby quilt for a friend!

AnnCaw wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:11 AM

These look fabulous!

I'd use them for the Wedding Ring quilt I am already making..

mmichellew wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:12 AM

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

Cherylde wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:14 AM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 10:15 AM

These would be just what I need for my next quilt!  Thank you for the chance!

bgboppr wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:15 AM

I think a wooly pennyrug would be my project to use these scissor on.  Such fun, thank you for a chance to win!

on 15 Feb 2013 10:15 AM

I'm thinking about funky portraits of my cats.  >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<

contrylady wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:16 AM

I would love to win the scissors. I have projects going all the time, a new pair of scissors would be great to use!

laabix wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:17 AM

I would make a new tote bag since mine is falling apart.

woody1229 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:18 AM

I've wanted to make a quirky Baltimore-style appliqué quilt, and these scissors would be very helpful!

on 15 Feb 2013 10:23 AM

Oooh! Nice!! Hmmm....project....What's For Dinner???

on 15 Feb 2013 10:23 AM

I have several quilt projects I'm working now so I'd put those scissors to good use right away!  Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

lesliemcneil wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:25 AM

I have always wanted to try these scissors! And the first thing is to use them on fusible web projects!  

on 15 Feb 2013 10:25 AM

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

Mickey Hunt wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:26 AM

Thank you!  I would love to win these scissors to use to make appliques on memory quilts for myself and my family and friends.

clfritz wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:26 AM

make my husband a shirt

Rosalynrd wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:27 AM

Gosh I don't know... I'm inspired just by their lovely color. :)

Jobiska wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:27 AM

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

dooleg wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:30 AM

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

hollyhock51 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:30 AM

It's Spring, I need a bright colorful hanging for my front door.

missieJ33 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:32 AM

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

vayiayia wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:33 AM

Hello,

If I'm the winniner of the Havel's Scissors Package Giveway, my first project will be a large 11X14 mixed media project housed in a shadow box for my new Art Studio, which will be ready for me to move into by my birthday on March 26th. YAY!

I am beginning to teach my 10 year old granddaughter the joy of mixed media art. Her first attempt was a 3D project made for her mother as a Valentines Day gift. Her Mama cried when she received the gift saying, "this is the best gift I've ever been given for Valetines Day".

~Thanks! Joanna~

on 15 Feb 2013 10:34 AM

I have bought so many scissors looking for that perfect pair to fussy cut - none seem to do the trick...perhaps this pair is "the one"!  I'd love to give them a try.

on 15 Feb 2013 10:34 AM

I have bought so many scissors looking for that perfect pair to fussy cut - none seem to do the trick...perhaps this pair is "the one"!  I'd love to give them a try.

Minou2 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:34 AM

I am starting an art quilt project soon with many curved pieces...the scissors would be a nice help. Thank you for the giveaway!

sushi67123 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:35 AM

I have 3 quilts on the go right now, I'd use the scissors for them. Thanks for the chance!

tenino62 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:35 AM

Always can use another pair of scissors.   Too many projects in process to list!! LOL

trudyone wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:36 AM

If I won those sissors I would create funky quilted bathing suits for summer!

pjohnsonmba wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:37 AM

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

LANNIE55 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:42 AM

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

Pennypearls wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:43 AM

I would make an appliqued tote bag.  

khug wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:43 AM

A little stuffed grey lamb.

on 15 Feb 2013 10:44 AM

I'd use these scissors to finish (finally) a beach-themed foundation-pieced quilt that I've been working on for 3 years!

Mondari80516 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:44 AM

I would use these scissors to cut tiny leaves to free motion applique onto batik tree trunks, for a landscape art quilt I have just started.

redlum wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:44 AM

Really like this style of art quilting.....It is so freeing to design "outside the box"

bigmacranch wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:45 AM

I'm working on all my UFO's and next up is three baby quilts to cut out :)

Brenner wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:45 AM

I am making applique pillows with dinosaurs on them for grandsons!  I would be very greatful to have a new pair of SHARE scissors .  D

Sophy wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:46 AM

I would make a fabric collage.

on 15 Feb 2013 10:46 AM

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

Mary D.M. wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:48 AM

small art quilt featuring some Floridian flowerspics that I have taken  

muttmomkay wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:49 AM

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

Pjwhaletail wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:49 AM

I'm sure I'd use those scissors on one of the Frieda Anderson projects I would love to start (soon)

on 15 Feb 2013 10:50 AM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 10:50 AM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 10:50 AM

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

JulieS@35 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:51 AM

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

jacadams wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:51 AM

It would be the entry for art hits the wall. I'm really excited about getting started and awesome scissors would sure help!

JulieS@35 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:53 AM

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

sbolte wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:54 AM

My first project would have to be something inspired by the Rebel Quilting DVD!

VickieC@3 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:56 AM

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

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

on 15 Feb 2013 11:01 AM

I have been wanting to try some art quilts and these would be perfect to get started with.

My daughter has a new place and always asking me to make her things, so a wall hanging for her, would be fun to practice on.

Debbie

on 15 Feb 2013 11:02 AM

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

Carol DK wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:04 AM

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

Suzequilts wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:06 AM

I love to do fusible appliqué, and I have a spiral sunflower quilt in my head, just waiting to come to life!

sandymom_9 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:06 AM

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

suzi@16 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:08 AM

They would be great to use in finishing up a mini quilt project that I'm working towards completing!

Suzequilts wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:10 AM

I love to do fusible appliqué, and I have a spiral sunflower quilt in my head, just waiting to come to life!

threadmuse wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:14 AM

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

njgrl4ever wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:15 AM

Getting ready to start a new Quilt of Valor and would love to try them on it.

AlphaBecky wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:15 AM

I would fussy-cut some hexagons for an English Paper Piecing project!

loriwish wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:17 AM

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

Chippie wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:20 AM

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

tawney wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:21 AM

I would merrily explore design possibilities inspired by Jamie's dvd and then keep going. It would be great.

dawnmcgee2 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:23 AM

I am making baby quilts for a local woman's shelter and flannel can sure dull scissors quickly.  A new pair would sure be great!

judystolz wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:25 AM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 11:26 AM

would love to use them in an applique piece I'm working on

capleskoff wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:29 AM

I have some hand dyed fabric that I just finished and live to use it in applique. A new scissors would be really great.

on 15 Feb 2013 11:29 AM

I would love to win either of these. They would be great to use on our guild community project which is making bears for Casa. Thanks for the chance to win !

on 15 Feb 2013 11:31 AM

I need to make some fabric postcards so I would use it to cut out some of the pieces.

leilap123 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:37 AM

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

2726quilt wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:37 AM

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

blissiejane wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:42 AM

You can never, ever have too many scissors. My mother used to just go CRAZY if we used her sewing scissors when I was little.  Now I understand why!

SheriK wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:48 AM

I don't have anything in mind but I do have a lot of fabric in my stash.

Barb Fox wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:52 AM

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

Nettye149 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:54 AM

I would finally get started on a project, any project.

czelus wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:56 AM

Rachel Clark calls it selective cutting, instead of "fussy cutting".

She says an artist doesn't have to be fussy to be selective!

I am working on the guild opportunity quilt, all appliqué.

It's traditional blocks in bright, modern fabrics, on a

Kona Peacock background! And as soon as I am done

with that, it's back to the Crazy Quilt! Thanks for the

opportunity!

Pattievin wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 11:57 AM

I've got a new grandbaby coming and need to start a new baby quilt!

flowerburst wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:00 PM

I think I would have a go at the applique like Jamie.  I'm not sure if I would have the nerve to use silk though!!!

cosmosrose wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:08 PM

The scissors will be a welcome addition to my cut and fuse originals.

Your house in the forest project on the Havel site is nearly finished. Thank you for the tutorial.

Rita Shields wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:12 PM

I would use them on a tote bag project I have in mind for my Aunt.

mlm5 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:16 PM

I'm working on a "nest" quilt and I could sure use the scissors to fancy cut some foliage!

on 15 Feb 2013 12:22 PM

Oh do I need a new pair of scissors!! I would use these to help create some new wristlet purses.

quilterjg wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:29 PM

It will be great to use for my felting projects!

labedaelaine wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:31 PM

I really want to start an applique quilt soon. (been dying to try one) Thanks for the chance to win

on 15 Feb 2013 12:33 PM

My sisters son just passed away from Cancer. I am getting ready to make a memory quilt for her.

reginabdunn wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:34 PM

Her work is so much fun. I'd love to win those prizes!

debsqa wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:38 PM

I have been waiting to start a small art quilt of my grandfathers stone quarry in northern Colorado.

dyson wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:47 PM

I have been using the same scissors since I was in high school (a long time ago) so maybe I need a nice new pair & I'd love to win these.  thanks for this opportunity.

SharonM91 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 12:51 PM

I'd work on a yo-yo project. This is a great giveaway!

permagrin wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:03 PM

I will make new curtains for our boat with the scissors and the quilt patterns will be great for some cushions to match!

SheEweKnits wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:08 PM

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

PatC@33 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:16 PM

I am taking an art quilt class and I'd love a new pair of scissors to cut out intricate shapes. Thanks for the offer!

ddr1952 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:17 PM

I would start with a bright cheerful wall hanging I've been planning for Spring!

Thanks - Deb

BlueHonu wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:22 PM

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

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

lois johnsen wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:30 PM

I would make a new bag !! I love making bags.  Thank you so much for the opportunity !

WeimerMom wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:36 PM

Wow! I'd love to make some felt ornaments for decorating with these great Havel's scissors. Fun, fun, FUN!!!

snowm wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 1:42 PM

Cute Quilt!!  Thanks for the giveaway!!

snowm at juno dot com

dianeh@75 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:01 PM

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

Thanks!

artsavvy wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:06 PM

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

Oregon Gal wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:09 PM

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

lmarso wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:10 PM

These images make me think I could be a rebel quilter - I'l have to get the DVD to be sure!

Cat Lindsay wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:16 PM

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

Cat Lindsay wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:17 PM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 2:23 PM

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

thanks!

PatriciaW@12 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:25 PM

Another pieced bag!

Dixieeiseman wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:28 PM

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

casachavez wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:39 PM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 2:49 PM

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

flowerw4me wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 2:51 PM

My scissors are shot, I will be doing more art quilts and some home dec projects are on the table

on 15 Feb 2013 3:00 PM

I love making free style cut applique flower quilt projects.  New scissors will make the next project easier.

Nancyquilts wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:03 PM

I want to get a spring wall hanging made, so it would have flowers in it.

RoRoMorriss wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:15 PM

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

HollyD@12 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:20 PM

I would make a dragon themed quilt for my newborn baby boy. Thanks for the chance.

darrilyn wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:36 PM

My scissors are accent. I think they were my grandmothers. Could use a new pair.

Mary5173 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:41 PM

I would use the scissors to make an applique for a lone star quilt.

Mary5173 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 3:41 PM

I would use the scissors to make an applique for a lone star quilt.

on 15 Feb 2013 3:48 PM

I would finish my Dog Flower blocks   ;-)

mlink wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:13 PM

I believe I would put together a small wallhanging, with trees on it.  IF/WHEN I get new scissors!!

SkiWheel wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:19 PM

I'm working on a "Stitchers' Garden" quilt with lots of flower appliques and frames for which these scissors would be great to further embellish the blocks.  Pick Me!! :)

granddad wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:21 PM

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

pmpatty wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:56 PM

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

pmpatty wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:56 PM

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

PattyS

pjmockit wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 4:56 PM

What a great giveaway! I would make the "puppy dog" quilt (that I purchased the fabric for last year) for my grandson.  

padjprinty wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:07 PM

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

Jay19 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:18 PM

I love this magazine and all you do!!!

heatherhoag wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:21 PM

I would make some flower pins cut out of various fabrics and a bottle cap center.

lrugg1224 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:28 PM

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

Gardensandy wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:28 PM

I would make a Tote Bag for a Friend......

annabee2 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:37 PM

A pair of these scissors would inspire me to actually start the planned mug rugs for friends and family for next Christmas. Oh to be organised for a change.

PattiV7 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:39 PM

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

Cheryl Bush wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 5:47 PM

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

JUNIOR12 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 6:31 PM

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

SBWS wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 6:34 PM

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

EllenR@3 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 6:50 PM

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

PriscillaM@8 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 7:36 PM

I am just getting back into quilting and I would finish up one of my unfinished projects.

on 15 Feb 2013 7:39 PM

I've just joined an internet bi-monthly quilt challenge group and would love to use all 3 gifts on my next challenge!!!

LinCO wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 7:48 PM

This is a great give away......I love to make art quilts that have different edges to them so I would be doing a new art quilt....thank you

Donata2 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 7:59 PM

I've just statred to make whimsical wool art quilts and could use a new pair of scissors

momratz wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:01 PM

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

Ellen@72 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:04 PM

I would love to have a pair of Havel's to start  wool applique.

Ellen@72 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:11 PM

I would love a pair of Havel's to start wool applique.

pstgeorge wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:14 PM

I'm working on a self portrait, and I think those scissors would work wonders.

Ellen@72 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:18 PM

I would love a pair of Havel's to get started with wool applique

Ellen@72 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:18 PM

I would love a pair of Havel's to get started with wool applique

MLeeF wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 8:30 PM

I am working on a small crazy quilt project now....new scissors would be super! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

4Deedo wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:27 PM

PLEASE pick me! I'm new to quilting. The first quilt I did was an intricate applique quilt for my first grandson. Nine squares with a really difficult applique in each one! It took me forever to do the cutting (much less the sewing and quilting!) I was thinking the entire time how much easier the job would be with a great pair of scissors! :)

I've done one more baby quilt, and simply was learning to piece squares better and quilt in a pattern, so it wasn't as hard ... but I didn't like the finished product as much either! I'm loving the detail work!

I'd be honored if I were chosen! THANKS!

4Deedo wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:27 PM

PLEASE pick me! I'm new to quilting. The first quilt I did was an intricate applique quilt for my first grandson. Nine squares with a really difficult applique in each one! It took me forever to do the cutting (much less the sewing and quilting!) I was thinking the entire time how much easier the job would be with a great pair of scissors! :)

I've done one more baby quilt, and simply was learning to piece squares better and quilt in a pattern, so it wasn't as hard ... but I didn't like the finished product as much either! I'm loving the detail work!

I'd be honored if I were chosen! THANKS!

4Deedo wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:30 PM

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

Colette@2 wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:38 PM

I would use the scissors for applique projects.  Thanks for the chance to win.

hmmm... wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 9:45 PM

I would first make an abstract applique wall quilt.  Thank you.

on 15 Feb 2013 10:15 PM

I just joined an applique group, and we're going to do a wool BOM.  I would love to try the serrated Havel scissors on this!  Thanks for the chance!

on 15 Feb 2013 10:34 PM

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

AngieK

prospecon wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:42 PM

These would be perfect for a batik floral applique and thread painting wall quilt!  I love scissors!

prospecon wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:45 PM

These would be perfect for a batik flower applique, thread painted wall hanging.  I love scissors and I love pink!

psychokitti wrote
on 15 Feb 2013 10:50 PM

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

on 15 Feb 2013 11:11 PM

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

ritainalaska wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:24 AM

i love cutting and kitting ... this pair of scissors would make cutting big, big hexies so easy!  

ritainalaska wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:24 AM

i love cutting and kitting ... this pair of scissors would make cutting big, big hexies so easy!  

on 16 Feb 2013 2:12 AM

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

FarmQuilter wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:16 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 2:21 AM

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

Kristiwhi23 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:21 AM

My husband and I are renewing our vows this year and I want to make my own dress. I would definitely use these scissors to make a beautiful gown!

pt6356 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:23 AM

I would start on a watercolor quilt that I have been wanting to do for a very long time...

on 16 Feb 2013 2:24 AM

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

Katiissick wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:30 AM

i am already workingon a Rose of Sharon Quilt, all made on raw edge applique. so this giveway would be very useful to me!

NANNATERRY wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:34 AM

I WOULD USE THESE SCISSORS TO CUT OUT CUTE DETAILS TO APPLIQUE TO THE QUILTS THAT I AM MAKING 5 GRAND DAUGHTERS!

pegschock wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:35 AM

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

Silkins wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:39 AM

I love fusible appliqué especially in art/landscape style quilts, and that is what I would use the scissors for.

KarlaHall wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:46 AM

Fussy cut quilt for my new grandson. Or maybe a ..... Oh I have many projects on the  go that would benefit from these fine scissors. Pick me!

rice wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:52 AM

I would make postcards and atc's first.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Deb Rosati wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 2:57 AM

When I win these scissors, I will use them to make some spring clothes for my oldest granddaughter.

bear8 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:01 AM

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

Love n hugs Belinda xo

Christi9 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:19 AM

I have a great applique project for my grandson's birthday in mind. Lots of Transportation vehicles. Thanks for the chance to win.

helenel6 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:20 AM

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

JC9309 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:22 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 3:26 AM

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

maera wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:34 AM

I've been planing to make to make a baby picnic quilt for a friend :)

Thank you for the chance to win

on 16 Feb 2013 3:39 AM

I want to make a felt scissor keeper with colorful hand-stitched embroidery with these new scissors :)

rgbear wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:42 AM

I would love to make a new art project with butterflys and sunny skies!

kitties wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:45 AM

I would make some ATCs; I've been dying to try my hand at them, so that's where I would start with the scissors.

Isbister wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 3:47 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 3:58 AM

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

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

Thanks for the opportunity to enter your contest

sunnyt7 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:03 AM

My  mom is in dire need of a new teapot. So these scissors would come in very useful, especially making the hardanger patches I'm planning!

StelliesTessa

anaplu wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:04 AM

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

Dione G-S wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:25 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 4:25 AM

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

ChrisW@9 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:26 AM

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

julianna1125 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:31 AM

I owe a good friend an applique Christmas tree skirt (project #1) and I owe me a chance to try these new scissors on projects #2, #3 and #4.

anna1066 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:51 AM

I would love the scissors and the DVD and would make any of the projects from the DVD

sfhaddad wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 4:58 AM

I have an art quilt challenge coming up. Boy, would these help give texture to the project...not to mention some much-needed ideas and inspiration!

on 16 Feb 2013 5:05 AM

I have been wanting to make a small table runner - I think that is what I would make if I won the scissors

beachbum8219 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:08 AM

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

akisan wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:09 AM

Would love to win the scissors. Am learning how to do reverse applique and am sure this scissors would be a welcome tool in cutting thise tiny pieces of fabrics.

JudithC@31 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:13 AM

I found a beautiful quilted bag pattern that I am longing to make!

ofeigur wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:18 AM

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

I have never tried Havel's scissors but if Jamie recommends them I sure would like one pair, and use them in my Craftsy class

Thank you for this opportunity.

Pala Klein

kathy neinas wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:21 AM

I think a fabric cuff would be the perfect project for the scissors!

Ellen Myerly wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:25 AM

I've read that serrated scissors are also good for cutting slippery fabrics, so I might make a top out of slinky knit.  Thanks for the chance!

cbaggett wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:26 AM

I'm planning on making an abstract art quilt using vintage silk I've been collecting for several years.  How exciting!

on 16 Feb 2013 5:33 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 5:33 AM

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

B Sylvan wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:45 AM

I'd make a landscape quilt.  Do they come in a left-handed version?

on 16 Feb 2013 5:47 AM

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

Verna Garrett

rxpkls wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:50 AM

I would make a  whimsical wall hanging for my new grandson in bright colors using those great scissors..

clunsford_ga wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:52 AM

Id make some fabric artist trading cards! These sicissors would be a wonderful help. Thanks for the chance to win and all the great info.

marshawebb wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:54 AM

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

kabennett wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 5:55 AM

I enjoy doing small applique pieces and a fine pair of scissors is essential.

kbhiker2@gmail.com

on 16 Feb 2013 5:59 AM

I have been looking for a pair of knife edge scissors for a class I am taking next week.  Thanks for letting me know that Havel's is the place!

SusanH363 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:02 AM

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

Quilt Angel wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:02 AM

I would cut a scalloped border to go around my 12x12 'storybook' wall hanging that I'm working on. Lots of intricate swirls to cut, and good, sharp scissors would be a great help for my arthritic hands.

on 16 Feb 2013 6:03 AM

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

MneMe4 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:04 AM

These scissors would be perfect for a collage I have in mind or an upcoming collage class.  thanks for the offer.

Ksukeena wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:09 AM

I've been thinking about a penny quilt.

fanciful wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:10 AM

I have an applique quilt in mind for the project after this one so the scissors would be ideal.

SStokely wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:16 AM

I'd love a chance to win a pair of scissors!  I'd work on my quilt group challenge quilt.

mjlw22 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:16 AM

I'm going to use my new scissors to attack my scrap pile and make quilts, wall hangings, pot holders and other wonderful gifts.

on 16 Feb 2013 6:17 AM

Hi  I would make an easter project with my new scissors.  Thanks for the give away and what a great one it is.

whome76 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:17 AM

I'd like to do a hearts n flowers quilt. Just in the dreaming stage at the mo.

I'd love a pair of scissors like this

jleysc wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:19 AM

I would like to try them on fusible applique.

on 16 Feb 2013 6:21 AM

Today I studied the cutest wall hanging pattern and I just KNOW the scissors would help make it perfect.

wilma2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:25 AM

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

CarmenBorn wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:25 AM

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

paris1889 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:28 AM

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

cicicarman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:30 AM

The project that I would make first with this pair of scissors is a pieced and quilted table runner called "Blooming Roses" for my dear sister-in-law.

jschiemer wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:31 AM

I have a quilt with lots of circles that would be easier to make with a great pair of scissors.

on 16 Feb 2013 6:33 AM

Jove the magazine, would like t o try the scissors

ameddaugh wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:38 AM

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

JoyceAA wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:39 AM

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

Gaile Smith wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:40 AM

I would use these scissors on my potted flowers wall hanging.  I am sure these scissors would make the project much easier to cut out.  Thanks!

carmenlw wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:47 AM

This is my first time here and it would be fun to win something

on 16 Feb 2013 6:47 AM

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

gymnastmom wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:49 AM

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

lilyf1 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:49 AM

I would use these scissors to cut out applique shapes for my grandbaby's quilt.

on 16 Feb 2013 6:50 AM

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

lkaiser3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:50 AM

I would LOVE to win this and make an abstract art quilt!

Chuck2011 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:52 AM

I think I would have to start a new project for my daughter.

nzeratsky wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:54 AM

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

Clauland wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:55 AM

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

Lilysue wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:55 AM

I would use these scissors to cut up Stephanie Brandenburgs fabric, daydreams into the quilt I am planning.

Gail Irene wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:56 AM

Would love to win, I'm down in FL for the winter and need a project to work on?

Thank you for a change too win.

Gail

avianstoo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 6:59 AM

I am working on a quilt that contains ALL of my dad's shirts. It is a bittersweet project but I'm determined to finish.

Judydbsews wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:00 AM

Using layers of fabric --- I would do a cut out or cut-away.  Design pending - it would be original.

Dona4ky wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:01 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 7:04 AM

Hello,

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

on 16 Feb 2013 7:06 AM

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

Rebecca97 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:06 AM

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

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

Rebecca97 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:06 AM

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

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

Teri Luzio wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:07 AM

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

becky clay wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:09 AM

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

Thanks!

grumblebeast wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:09 AM

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

NonniElle wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:09 AM

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

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

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

Sandi251 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:12 AM

I recently learned Sashiko embroidery and want to start making clutch purses with this technique.  New scissors would sure help with the fabric cutting.  

cmilway wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:13 AM

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

artsyred wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:13 AM

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

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

sandi who is visiting US for 2 months

susanhubbard wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:15 AM

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

unicorns wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:15 AM

I Would make an art quilt.I've been a pretty traditional quilter until recently. Now I want to start breaking some rules!

JaneC@2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:15 AM

I need to make a new table topper for our kitchen table ... perfect project to start with snazzy new scissors! Thanks for the chance to win. :-)

bakerc wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:17 AM

I would make my first fused project.  Thanks for the chance to win!

Rheintz wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:18 AM

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

slfcheer wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:18 AM

I love these ,  I have a pair and use then for all my sewing.  I would love to have an extra pair to carry with me for my hand projects.   i hope you pick me.

momofheidi wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:19 AM

What would I make first? Hmmmm.......a quilt?........something for the granddaughters?.................maybe both!!

Melzee5656 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:20 AM

I have an art quilt kit on my UFO list and the scissors would be an incentive to get going.  Thanks!!

on 16 Feb 2013 7:21 AM

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

joanjdavis wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:23 AM

I would do a batik, Yellow Brick Road pattern, quilt for my grandaughter.

libbyjones wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:23 AM

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

Libby

joanjdavis wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:23 AM

I would do a batik, Yellow Brick Road pattern, quilt for my grandaughter.

thrifty2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:23 AM

I have plans for a Christmas tree wallhanging that I think would be a beautiful

project to show off the capability of these scissors.  Would be a wonderful gift to wind! Thanks

cjinsrq wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:24 AM

I am always making small art quilts and would love to have a wonderful pair of scissors - as with any project, good tools make everything go more smoothly.

Mary Fran2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:25 AM

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

Steimel wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:25 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 7:26 AM

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

gwhiz wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:27 AM

I would love to try making the quilted mixed media hearts as a first project with these new scissors. Thanks for the chance to win!

pkeiper wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:27 AM

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

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

WDCCKN wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:27 AM

I have always wanted a pair of Havel scissors.  I would use them to cut out pieces for a paper piecing project I have in mind.

Terrianne wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:28 AM

I would love to make a cupcake inspired tote!

DeAnne4 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:28 AM

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

SUZANNEYERKS wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:32 AM

I'd love to try those accurate little scissors for fusing. With spring around the corner I'd like to create a  small quilt with spring flowers, birds and sprouting leaves. All fused raw edge appliqué a new thing for me.

I hope I'll win what a great giveaway!

Suzanne, NY

Tammy Jean wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:33 AM

Something unique and fun for my granddaughters. Thats what I would make with these scissors.. Thanks

hannahcath wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:33 AM

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

linda@415 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:34 AM

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

carol255 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:34 AM

I'd use them on an appliqued snowman pillow that's been on my "to-do" list for quite some time.

on 16 Feb 2013 7:37 AM

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

omisews wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:39 AM

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

PaigeBacon wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:40 AM

I think some sweet tea covers would look cute....

on 16 Feb 2013 7:42 AM

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

paulettet5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:45 AM

I'm a newbie art quilter.  I am sure the right tools always make things easier so I would really like to have those scissors and the DVD. thanks

paulettet5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:45 AM

I'm a newbie art quilter.  I am sure the right tools always make things easier so I would really like to have those scissors and the DVD. thanks

khusty wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:46 AM

I am teaching my daughter in law how to sew and would love to give her a nice pair of scissors she doesn't have a lot of money

hiorns wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:47 AM

a new pair of scissors would be great as I am planning to make a Sun Bonnet Sue quilt for my new Granddaughter

gretflo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:47 AM

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

mere1945 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:48 AM

I havae some vintage fabric (as in old silk shirts) that I would like to make doll quilts for my two granddaughters.

doerrtl wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:48 AM

I've heard wonderful things about the scissors. I'l love a chance to win them.

candy48 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:48 AM

I would work on a fused landscape.

on 16 Feb 2013 7:49 AM

I'd use them dollmaking. A really good pair of scissors is such a luxury!

mbkcons wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:50 AM

I would make a small quilt with lots of beads and a few fancy stitches.

It's all about the color and the intensity. I'd love a new pair of scissors to make the cutting and designing nice and smooth. Thanks for the chance to win.

artsyred wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:51 AM

oooooooo a new tool (be still my heart)

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

pick me pick me pleaseeeeee

sandi

sascott wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:52 AM

I would love to use the new scissors to create a modern art quilted table runner for Easter.

Sharon Scott

MaureenK@11 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:53 AM

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

FranP@5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:53 AM

I'd finally cut into that piece of silk charmeuse knowing it wouldn't slip.

on 16 Feb 2013 7:54 AM

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

jannw wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:54 AM

I would use these scissors to attempt my first applique/fused project...thank you for the chance to win a pair.

Maralyn@2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:57 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 7:57 AM

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

delaycat wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:57 AM

would love these new scissors as am making a 50th anniversary project and they would be perfect!

on 16 Feb 2013 7:58 AM

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

fabric100 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:58 AM

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

rochellew3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:58 AM

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

LKi wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 7:59 AM

I want to try more applique projects so these gifts would be perfect.

lynneyav wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:00 AM

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

madamevicky wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:01 AM

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

wredhen33 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:01 AM

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

Dreamin Big wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:01 AM

I've been wanting to make a folk-art style wall hanging.  These would be perfect!  Thanks for the chance!

csvicke wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:04 AM

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

Juliequilt wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:06 AM

I love fusing small wall quilts and these will be great for a new idea I have for an appliqued cowgirl boot.

Sher08 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:06 AM

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

cyndysh wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:07 AM

I would make a wall hanging for the nursery of my unborn  first grandchild.  Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

on 16 Feb 2013 8:07 AM

My first project using these great scissors would be an art quilt with hand painted appliques and free motion quilting.

cgochicoa wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:07 AM

We just moved to a new house and my daughter needs something quick and cheerful to put on her walls. These would help. :-)

drjtdunn wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:08 AM

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

Ucolo1 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:09 AM

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

ConnieG@13 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:14 AM

Laura Wasilowski's fusible pattern I bought last month. Can't wait.

doxiequilter wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:14 AM

I have been wanting to fuse something with a farm animal on our farm:)

doxiequilter wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:14 AM

I have been wanting to fuse something with a farm animal on our farm:) Sandy

Lizard H wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:16 AM

I would work on applique quilt scenes.

DrHolly wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:17 AM

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

delaycat wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:17 AM

would love these scissors for a 50th anniversary project. They would be perfect!!

prlyon wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:18 AM

Being in Florida, I think an alligator wall hanging  would be fun.

CindieI wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:19 AM

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

annettehaney wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:20 AM

I NEED a new pair of scissors!

Peggyquilts wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:23 AM

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

1prairiequilt@gmail.com

lisam0724 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:23 AM

I would use these scissors to cut squares for use by the kiddos in my high school special needs classroom. I teach them to make simple sewn items.

ellenrs wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:27 AM

I would love a pair of those scissors!  They would help as I create my one of a kind quilted note cards.

on 16 Feb 2013 8:29 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 8:32 AM

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

gem57350us wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:32 AM

we are starting a new block of the month at quilt guild with applique and these scissors would really help!

lknunez wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:32 AM

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

susie@54 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:35 AM

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

Daisypatch wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:35 AM

Who need a project to need another pair of sissors, especially Havel sissiors.  Would love to have these and I too, thank you for the opportunity.

on 16 Feb 2013 8:37 AM

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

not2grey wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:41 AM

I have an itch to try an appliqued Hawaiian quilt.  First one would probably need to be a small-sized wall-hanging, but I'd love to try it!!

corinaw wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:41 AM

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

Rosehillann wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:41 AM

What a great idea, serrated scissors!!! I would love to try them.

Jenny Fifer wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:43 AM

I would make a baby rag quilt.

Martha P wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:46 AM

The first project I would make with these scissors is a wall hanging with the word Cherish on it which would involve some applique.  

Martha P wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:46 AM

The first project I would make with these scissors is a wall hanging with the word Cherish on it which would involve some applique.  

suemor wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:46 AM

I would use theses scissors for cutting sheers for layering in a abstract design quilt!

gjnees wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:47 AM

I have been making pillowcase dresses for my grandaughter and think this would make a nice touch to the appliques that I put on them.

suemor wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:49 AM

I would use these scissors to cut sheers for layering in an abstract design quilt!

jakki3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:49 AM

My daughter has just been diagnosed with lymphoma and underwent her first chemo last week. As I was sitting in the infusion room with her, I looked at all the people who were under boring white hospital blankets and I determined to start using my humungous piles of quilting fabric to make cheery quilts for the infusion room to use. So, that is what I would make if I won this give away.

I am also making sleep caps from the knit material I have let over from my Kwik Knit  days - with those nifty scissors I could cut intricate fabric flowers to add to the caps - my mind is working overtime!!

toni walsh wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:49 AM

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

tesart111 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:49 AM

II would get into some of these projects I keep seeing in the newsletter.  i have never done applique or any other sewing but sewing.

Rippel wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:50 AM

I would make a Hungry Caterpillar appliqué quilt for my grandson. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary Alger wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:51 AM

I would finally start on a quilt featuring all my pieces of doodle art.

Garnet2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:51 AM

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

Thank you for the opportunity

Jserbes wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:52 AM

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

patkel wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:54 AM

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

sweego wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:54 AM

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

dtea wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:54 AM

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

quiltobs wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:55 AM

I have a couple of wall hanging gifts I would like to make.

cherylleabo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:55 AM

Hmm, wonder if these come in a left-handed style?  Would be a lovely thing!

WonderAli wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:56 AM

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

reynoldsjm06 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:56 AM

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

andee4 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:56 AM

I've got a new cross-body bag design nearly ready to go that these scissors and the Rebel Quilting DVD would both be assets for bringing to life.

Juliamac wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:57 AM

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

estracener wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:58 AM

I would work on an applique apron project that is in my "to do" pile! Thanks for a chance to win those prizes!

Mrninglry wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:58 AM

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

Ann Hetland wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 8:58 AM

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

I would love to have  a new pair of scissors.

Ann

jklmengland wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:00 AM

I'd like to make a wallhanging using fusible applique.  A good pair of scissors would really help!

SusanH4700 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:01 AM

I would use them to cut out hydrangea blossoms for an art quilt I'm making for a friend for Christmas.

Dot5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:01 AM

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

SLAQS wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:02 AM

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

mamabird78 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:02 AM

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

KarenL@3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:03 AM

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

lavirgi wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:06 AM

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

GleeDianne wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:07 AM

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

juni3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:07 AM

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

Mary AnneF wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:08 AM

I would get rid of my cruddy dull pair and use them on EVERY project!

on 16 Feb 2013 9:09 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 9:12 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 9:13 AM

A quilt with my daughter ...1st mom/daughter sewing project withh her brand new sewing machine :-)

karen@97 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:14 AM

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

madeleinet wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:14 AM

I would use them for wool/cotton/silk basket applique blocks and everything else

lbethke wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:15 AM

Would love these scissors to finish any of the several UFOs (unfinished objects) I have lying about!

Louiseskid wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:16 AM

I would make a cloth book for my grandbaby's first book.

sandywortman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:16 AM

I have been doing some fused applique and these scissors would be lovely for cutting shapes.

jazzyjan55 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:17 AM

well im still deciding ..i have been out of touch with quilting..now that i have setted i can start again. the idea's are enless

on 16 Feb 2013 9:17 AM

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

Thank you forc the opportunity

llwhyte wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:18 AM

I have a challenge to complete for my fibre art group, Frayed Edges, titled Mother Nature.  I would love to have these scissors to help with the cutting.  

mslbl wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:18 AM

I have been wanting to make a quilt showing an empty beach scene in memory of my beautiful sister who 'died suddenly at the age of 59.

stitching wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:22 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 9:22 AM

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

mummyquilts wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:24 AM

Oooh - I think my first project with these would be some English Paper Pieced hexagons! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy5160 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:25 AM

I don't  have a specific idea however, these items look fabulous!

on 16 Feb 2013 9:25 AM

I'm working on a triptych in which I painted to music and I'm interpreting that to  three 12x12 quilts which are stretched over 12" canvas.  Some of the pieces are so intricate its a challenge to cut the fabric out.  Sounds like these Havel scissors would be the answer to my dilemma !

Gari2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:26 AM

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

gariquilts.blogspot.com

on 16 Feb 2013 9:26 AM

I would like to make a pretty wall hanging for my living room.  Thanks for the great giveaway!

jazzyjan55 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:26 AM

i have been out of quilting and sew for a while....now that i have settled ..the ideas are endless.. would love to try the scissors outs. tks janet

Sally12 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:27 AM

I've never made an art quilt, but I have a spot on the wall dedicated to doing the one I'm designing in my head.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Cindyjo5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:27 AM

I would make a quilt wall hanging for my art quilt club

J Borger wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:28 AM

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

Debbie Gill wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:29 AM

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

Craftycat247 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:31 AM

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

sewingjudy wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:31 AM

I would make coasters or a mug rug using those scissors.

J Borger wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:31 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 9:34 AM

I would use the scissors to make more gadget cases. I'm always ready for new ways to make them look cute and unique :)

on 16 Feb 2013 9:34 AM

I would use the scissors to make more gadget cases. I'm always ready for new ways to make them look cute and unique :)

jam@4 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:35 AM

I would use them to make play clothes for my grandson!

cindysnap wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:39 AM

I'd do a "dots" quilt with funky-cut circles appliqued in bright colors for a one year old granddaughter...thanks for chance to win!

suechapman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:39 AM

I am new to applique and I would love to win a pair of these scissors to help with my learning process.

cindysnap wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:39 AM

I'd do a "dots" quilt with funky-cut circles appliqued in bright colors for a one year old granddaughter...thanks for chance to win!

suechapman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:39 AM

I am new to applique and I would love to win a pair of these scissors to help with my learning process.

Angustias wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:43 AM

I would make my own version of Sunbonnet Sue for a baby quilt.  Thanks for this great opportunity!

Rcatquilts wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:43 AM

I use a lot of fused fabrics in art pieces. Would love to have the Havels!

Lynn@78 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:44 AM

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

The ssissors would be extremely useful.

on 16 Feb 2013 9:45 AM

I would like to try free form mini quilt appliqué pictures. Thanks for a chance to win

on 16 Feb 2013 9:45 AM

This is so cool. I would love to make a cute wall hanging quilt with bright colors for my sunroom  What a way to start looking forward to Spring

sandya46 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:46 AM

I will start a quilted Christmas wall hanging for this coming Christmas and a quilt for a new grandbaby that is on the way.

Dawn H. wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:46 AM

I have a terrific applique wall hanging project to use these great scissors on! Thanks for a great giveaway!!  :)

cpsiscool wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:50 AM

I am about to make a rag quilt for my newest grandchild expected in June and an embellished pillow. Thanks for the opportunity!

aras2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:50 AM

I want to make postcards for my mother, who is in a nursing home up north.  I would be able to cut shapes that are more precise and therefore, more interesting.

brbrmttsn wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:52 AM

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

bettydrake wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:52 AM

I would use the scissors to try silk applique.  I love my other Havel scissors and am sure these would be relly nice to have.

on 16 Feb 2013 9:53 AM

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

vasquk wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:54 AM

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

Hope I win and thank you.

vasquk wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:55 AM

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

Hope I win and thank you.

andrea12 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:55 AM

I am going to start a paper pieced project. Thanks for the opportunity!

on 16 Feb 2013 9:56 AM

NEED new scissors and would use them on graduation quilt for my granddaughter.

sanderson73 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 9:58 AM

i have been working on my ufos in my closet  i would use the scissors on a applique crazy cat pattern that i have started in there

fmarnold wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:00 AM

Something fused of course!!!

Chris NJ wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:00 AM

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

Quilt n Nana wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:00 AM

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

ohmobejo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:01 AM

I would like to make something with hexies and a nice sharp pair of scissors would be fab :)

hjohnston44 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:04 AM

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

byo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:05 AM

I want to make a wall hanging for my granddaughter for her college graduation.  The scissors will be a great improvement from my current pair.

jeanielemmo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:05 AM

I would cut out intricate and colorful birds and vines and flowers and paint a picture on one of my "quilted canvasses".

czwomack wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:06 AM

I just started a Wyland-type underwater quilt, and I'm having trouble cutting around the fishies.  Wish I had these scissors!

iluvmybugs wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:06 AM

I would make a wall hanging for my new quilting/craft room. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

whsprr wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:07 AM

A new pair of scissors ?? Well, I would definitely use them on my newest crazy quilt project.  Decorative threads always need a good friend !

firemom wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:09 AM

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

Dodie2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:09 AM

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

JenM@20 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:12 AM

I'd use the scissors to make a bunting for my friends' baby.

Wen5 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:13 AM

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

xllev wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:15 AM

it would probably be a quilt-i have so many in mind

bonnie335 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:16 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 10:16 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 10:17 AM

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

sweetester1 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:18 AM

I would make a mini-quilt, mug rug, or post card.  Or maybe all three.  These scissors look like they would cut intricate things well

KathyGates wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:19 AM

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

Connielk wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:20 AM

I am new to quilting, just learning.  I would love to make a pillow or tote bag, something small to start.

Patti146 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:21 AM

I'd use the scissors for fusible collage.

jedmo wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:21 AM

I am currently taking an abstract landscaping quilting class and these scissors would be oh so handy.

Jan_G wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:21 AM

I would like to make a landscape wall quilt of the setting sun over the Tennessee mountains.

on 16 Feb 2013 10:22 AM

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

Wendy Lou wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:24 AM

I'd love a new pair of scissors to use on my quilt guild challenge for an upcoming quilt show!

on 16 Feb 2013 10:24 AM

Thanks for the chance to win the scissors.  I have been wanting a pair to make many tiny leaves for trees.

kristi_d wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:26 AM

I'd love to make a fused fabric wall hanging.

karinlisa wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:27 AM

Would love these scissors. I took a class with Laura W and love making things her way. Have done sever projects

cheryl523 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:30 AM

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

curly57 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:31 AM

I would cut fun appliqué shapes to put on a lunch bucket I will be making from an ePattern I just bought from Sew Daily!

veggiemad wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:33 AM

I want to make a seascape bed runner for my sisters birthday.  I would love a good pair of scissors.  Thank you

twila wright wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:35 AM

Think I would make another Quilts of Valor with them,,,, Thanx for the chance to win !!!

whatevva wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:36 AM

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

anavapanich wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:38 AM

Prayer flags.

Melodee@3 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:38 AM

Love just thinking of the possibilities!

Shonz1 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:38 AM

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

lcrem wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:42 AM

I would use the scissors for cutting quirky pieces for fabric and paper "quilted" collage works.

cacollie wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:44 AM

I have a stack of ice dyed fabric that is begging to be cut and fused! Winning this would be a great prompt to get me going on a project!

on 16 Feb 2013 10:45 AM

some type of applique for a pillow havent decided what yet?? it will be for my great niece who is 6. thanks hope to win!!

lcalkins wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:46 AM

I have several stalled project quilts for Quilts for kids that I'd like to add some applique!  New scissors would be a great help!

Hornsby wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:47 AM

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

MoeWest wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:48 AM

I would make a mini quilt for my table top stand. Thanks for a great giveaway.

pippirose wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:48 AM

I have an applique pillow in mind, and those scissors would sure come in handy!  My Fiskars just aren't as sharp as they used to be!

rhabunek wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:49 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 10:49 AM

I've been collecting silks for a wearable art vest.  These would be perfect for cutting the small pieces for embellishment!  Thanks for the chance!  

fnewiest wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:50 AM

I am just beginning to explore the world of applique and would love to have a pair of these scissors!  Thanks for a great give away.

NanaMarne wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:53 AM

I have an Easter collage waiting my attention.  I would love to have some new scissors to work on that.  

NanaMarne

wordygirl wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:54 AM

I'm working on wool pin cushions, and those scissors would really come in handy.

Diane JEM wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:57 AM

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

deequilty@aol.com

dherring555 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:58 AM

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

dherring555 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:58 AM

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

joy hagan wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:58 AM

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

Thank you for the chance to win!

Jan Hamman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:58 AM

I would use it to cut out applique pieces for a parrot quilt I'm making.

Jan Hamman wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 10:58 AM

I would use it to cut out applique pieces for a parrot quilt I'm making.

on 16 Feb 2013 10:59 AM

I just opened up a wool flannel calendar quilt kit and it would look fabulous cut with these scissors!    

on 16 Feb 2013 11:00 AM

These scissors would be perfect for making a miniature fused-art quilt to donate to Ami Simm's Alzheimer's Initiative.

ravenwind_us wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:00 AM

I would love to own a pair of the Havel serrated scissors. I drool every time I look through their catalog.

mrmrsf wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:01 AM

I would use these scissors on my applique project--hearts and circles.

bbteacher wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:02 AM

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

Bonnie Black  

bbteacher wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:02 AM

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

Bonnie Black  

on 16 Feb 2013 11:04 AM

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

bbteacher wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:04 AM

I would use these scissors to cut out fabric strips, for a lion's mane.  I'm making a big stuffed lion for my grandson.

Bonnie Black

p0larpat wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:05 AM

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

Wanda@2 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:05 AM

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

sheila b wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:05 AM

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

cpentzer wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:05 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 11:09 AM

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

ncjudy wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:10 AM

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

gpruett wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:11 AM

This sounds like a perfect opportunity to learn how to do something new---would love to try it!

Sammi G wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:12 AM

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

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

NancyCluts wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:12 AM

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

caltexgal wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:14 AM

A girl can't have too many scissors, especially sharp ones!  thanks for the opportunity.....

pam.beatty wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:15 AM

Please, please, please, can I have these?  I really need them!

mjhundle wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:18 AM

Super! I would love to win because I started a quilt long ago and never have finished it.

I have 22 blocks finished and need 26 to complete the blocks needed to put quilt together. Wow, would it ever be nice to have a sharp new scissors for inspiration! Thanks for considering me!

on 16 Feb 2013 11:18 AM

These scissors and my fabrics could be used to create unusual tags and packaging for my vintage jewelry I sell.  I'm already starting to create in my mind!

Nannangel79 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:21 AM

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

angiekt wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:21 AM

I'd love to use the scissors on my next applique project! Thanks for the chance to win.

sssbrwn wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:23 AM

OH!  Garden Patch Cats!  Lots and lots of applique that these scissors would make quick work of all the cutting.  

vaunepierce wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:25 AM

Wonderful - I would start on my foray into applique!

peggy1234 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:26 AM

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

kcmiller1414 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:27 AM

Such a fun combo for a give-away. Would love to have these to aid in my artistic endeavors. Thanks for the opportunity.

on 16 Feb 2013 11:30 AM

What a wonderful present! I'd love to have all three. Thanks for the chance.

ustad wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:33 AM

I would use them to try some new techniques that I haven't used yet in a quilting project - I'm just checking started with quilting.

rawind wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:33 AM

I am about to start my very first applique and these are just what I need.

on 16 Feb 2013 11:35 AM

My first project would be a prayer flag for a young lady who has recently lost a leg due to an agressive bone cancer.

on 16 Feb 2013 11:38 AM

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

yessant wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:41 AM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 11:44 AM

I sure could have used those for my intricate felt stockings I made for Christmas.  I would use them to make more stockings, and much more!

Quilter Sher wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:51 AM

I could really use a sharp pair of scissors. I would like to try to make some mug rugs.

joanglover51 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:51 AM

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

Gretnagirl wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:51 AM

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

jeansophie wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:53 AM

I am working on a challenge, planning to fuse some folky flower shapes ... and would immediately put the Havel's scissors to good use.

cshalaby wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 11:58 AM

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

JanK@18 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:00 PM

Ii would love to have these scissors to make a St. Patrick's Day table runner. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sheilafire wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:01 PM

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

Ireneskid wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:03 PM

I have several books, including Rebel Quilting and love doing

applique.  Thanks for the chance to enter your contest.

on 16 Feb 2013 12:04 PM

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

MzLlyren wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:04 PM

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

Elenaspath wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:05 PM

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

lydagrace wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:18 PM

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

ginarteaux wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:20 PM

I'll bet those scissors would be great for the reverse applique small art quilt I have been wanting to try.

NMV wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:24 PM

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

lindaquilt1 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:25 PM

I would like to make a wall hanging.]

thanks for the chance to win these scissors.

wenda23 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:28 PM

Completing some aprons

wenda23 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:28 PM

Completing some aprons

pherrington wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:29 PM

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

Thanks for doing contests with give-aways. Gotta love 'em. :)

famme wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:31 PM

I have a spring art quilt in mind but haven't made a final decision yet.   I would love to have the scissors as I have heard much good about them.

bozocat wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:32 PM

What a great contest!  I am just now beginning this wonderful activity & what a way to really get started!  Thank you!

kringle808 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:36 PM

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

gagasue wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:40 PM

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

on 16 Feb 2013 12:44 PM

Would like to use up all of my fabric scraps to make a queen-sized crazy patch quilt for our wedding anniversary which is in August.

islandlife wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:44 PM

I want to make an day gown for my new little nephew.

on 16 Feb 2013 12:46 PM

I would love to have a new pair of scissors. I just bought a house and I'm setting up my quilting room!!! this would be a wonderful to win. Thank you

soozieq wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:49 PM

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

Terry Morris wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:53 PM

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

cosmosrose wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 12:56 PM

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

Rebecca174 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:02 PM

What a great idea.  Everyone can usea new pair of scissors.  I would use mine to make a rag quilt for my new grandchild!

Thanks,  Becky

Rebecca174 wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:02 PM

What a great idea.  Everyone can usea new pair of scissors.  I would use mine to make a rag quilt for my new grandchild!

Thanks,  Becky

rmravia wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:04 PM

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

msj wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:10 PM

I would make little art quilts to sell at my guilds quilt show to benefit he guild.

CasaManana wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:14 PM

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

nancyreneb wrote
on 16 Feb 2013 1:15 PM

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

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