December 2015 Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day

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Welcome from Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Dec 2015 SMS Giveaway Day

If you’ve never visited before, I’m Heather.  I’m a longarm quilter and pattern designer living in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Mm Issue 8 Cover

Even if you haven’t stopped by, you may have seen my work.  My Forging Steel Quilt was in/on Issue 8 of Make Modern Magazine.

Square Dance pattern Cover

Today, I am giving away a copy of the Square Dance Quilt Pattern.  This pattern is also available on Craftsy, and if you already own a copy, I will give you copies of my next 2 patterns that will be coming out shortly after the new year!

This pattern can be made very intricately and custom quilted like I show above, or you can make a sweet baby quilt with an all-over design and it will still look great!  This pattern is so versatile, I wish I had time to make one in red and green before Christmas… maybe you can win and make it!

Baby Square Dance Front

If you would like to win, please do one or more of the following:

  • I need a quick gift for a new friend who crochets – I don’t crochet, so I don’t know what would be useful for her.  Please leave a comment with ideas!
  • Follow my blog using bloglovin’ and leave your account name
  • Follow me on Facebook – Quilts Actually – and leave the name you use there
  • Follow me on Instagram – @QACreations – and leave your instagram name

At the conclusion of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway period, I will use the magic number generator to choose a winner.  Good luck!

105 Comments

  1. I don’t crochet ( even though I want to learn!) so I don’t know what she would like either. Sorry!

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  2. I follow you on Instagram! atabanana29

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  3. Hi there! Thanks for the giveaway.

    If you want to make something for your friend, box pouches are very useful for any yarn crafter.

    If you’d like to buy her something, yarn bowls (https://www.etsy.com/search?q=yarn+bowl) are great. As a knitter, one of my favorite gifts I have ever received is upcycled knitting needle earrings from Sassafrass Creations on etsy. She seems to not be selling right now, but these crochet needle earrings are similar (https://www.etsy.com/listing/110114838/crochet-hook-tip-earrings?ref=shop_home_active_6).

    I also follow you on instagram now! 🙂

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  4. I like you on FB! Stacy Kemper Alfano

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  5. I don’t know but maybe a hamper of wool

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  6. A crochet hook roll/holder might be a good idea.

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  7. Yarn, Yarn and more Yarn

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  8. Yarn is always welcome to crocheters! Also hand creams.

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  9. I follow via bloglovin

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  10. I don’t crochet either, but I would suspect that like any quilter she would love to add to her stash. You can go to a local yarn shop and ask the clerk what goodies you should get for her. Or, sew her a crochet hook case or yarn bag…
    rtgandy at gmail

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  11. following bloglovin
    rtgandy at gmail

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  12. Make a crochet hook roll. It has little places for each size of hook and she can roll it up and tie it.

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  13. I love crochet!!!, what about some special threads for your friend?, maybe a basket with threads and crochet hooks?

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  14. I follow you on FB, I’m Arlette Lebont there

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  15. A project bag would be a great gift for a crocheter!

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  16. Definitely more yarn or maybe a project book?

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  17. I used to crochet…but if you don’t, how about getting her some supplies? A tote of some kind to hold her crochet needles or yarn…pattern book…GC for some yarn of her choice. Good luck!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I don’t crochet but I would suggest yarn or a gift card:) maybe a cool pattern book.

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  19. I don’t crochet but maybe a gift certificate so she could get what she wants.

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  20. I signed up to follow your blog via email – scrappingsandra @ gmail.com and follow you on facebook as me:)

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  21. I follow on Bloglovin

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  22. Yarn or a book.

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  23. I follow you via email.

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  24. I don’t crochet…maybe some sort of needle roll or project bag? Thanks!

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  25. You could whip up a holder for her hooks – have each slot fit a pencil and that should work.

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  26. I follow on bloglovin but can’t figure out my account name! I also follow you on FB as Susan Ryan Walter.

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  27. farm_quilting follows you on IG.

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  28. I would imagine your crocheting friend would love some exquisite yarn! As a sewist, I’d appreciate someone giving me exquisite fabric! 2 yards would be sufficient for me, so maybe 2 skeins for your friend. Tuck in a gift card for a meal to share with you to celebrate her birthday.

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  29. I am a new Bloglovin’ follower of yours!

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  30. I’m a new IG follower too! username: _duchick_

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  31. New IG follower. Username cydneegee

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  32. Gift for one who crochets??? What about a pair of crafters comfort gloves? I think they are good for achy hands, like someone who uses them alot! Like a repetitive crocheter.

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  33. I don’t crochet either. 🙁
    rose(dot)minn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I’m sorry, I don’t crochet either! But I would guess that anyone who does a portable craft like crochet or knitting would probably like a nice pouch or cute tote bag to carry it around in.

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  35. As an ex-crocheter, I would say either fibre, or a voucher to a store, or a crochet hook with a fancy handle. Etsy? Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  36. This is a great book for crochet: The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  37. I follow on instagram. ptidwellcash

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  38. A cute little crochet hook roll, a tote, a little zipper pouch for scissors, etc., or a yarn keeper (basically a little bag that can be gathered on top that will fit yarn and allow the strand to come undone from the roll without the skien going everywhere) are all things you could make yourself. Unless you know her tastes and what she likes to crochet (fuzzy organic wool sweaters? acrylic afghans? cotton lacework?) I wouldn’t buy yarn, but a gift certificate would be wonderful.

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  39. I follow you with bloglovin.

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  40. A roll or pouch to store hooks is very helpful. Also, it’s handy to have a small bag to carry your latest WIP!

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  41. I follow on Bloglovin

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  42. I’m only a basic crocheter so I’d suggest a blanket of granny squares

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  43. Bloglovin follower

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  44. Following you on facebook too

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  45. I follow you on Instagram – @camillesquilting

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  46. Crocheters like to carry their work with them. A pretty quilted bag would be a nice gift for carrying her projects. I follow you through email.

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  47. I would recommend a basket to hold a project, the 1 hour basket would probably be perfect

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  48. I follow you with bloglovin

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  49. I follow you with bloglovin

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  50. I follow via facebook

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  51. yarn and more yarn jimmy beans wool have a monthly subscription

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  52. I don’t crochet but my sister does- and like quilters and sewers always love fabric she always loves yarn!

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  53. A yarn tote (bag) of some sort would be a nice gift.

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  54. Following via Bloglovin’…teresagoodwinhays

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  55. Hello, your friend may like a case to hold her crochet hooks, or an ergonomic handled hook, or find out what her favorite kind of yarn is and get a couple of skeins. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  56. A quilted project bag to fit yarn and hooks would be useful and you could make it individual with your patterns.

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  57. A gift of yarn would be a great choice. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  58. Yarn, yarn, yarn, she’ll feel about yarn the way you do about fabric!

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  59. I followed you on bloglovin

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  60. I liked you on facebook

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  61. My sister is an avid crocheter and she loves those looms, the long rectangular ones and the circle ones. She makes hats and scarves. She also wants the 60″ S Afghan loom. She loves yarn, the nubby textured ones, the fringy ones, the ombre ones, the really soft ones. She loves yarn. LOL

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  62. I follow you on Instagram @quiltingmod

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  63. I follow on Facebook as Afton Warrick.

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  64. I don’t know anything more than you about crochet, sorry.

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  65. Maybe a case for her crochet hooks? You could probably sew one, just like one for colored pencils, but for crochet hooKS instead. Or a boom of crochet patterns.

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  66. I follow you blog as melissahudakquinn

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  67. I follow you on Facebook as Melissa Hudak Quinn.

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  68. I follow you on instagram as honey81619

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  69. I don’t knit or crochet, but a great thing to make would be a project bag to keep her current project in or a holder for her crochet hooks.

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  70. I follow on facebook as detroitgirl77 Michelle Smith

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  71. I follow on instagram detroitgirl77

    Also comment # 78 above is also detroitgirl77 for bloglovin

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  72. What about a manicure and hand massage to relieve those achy hands and fingers from all that crocheting?

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  73. A kit you put together yourself. Crochet hooks with comfort grips, yarn and a pattern booklet with something like hats, cowls or scarves in it. Then add nail polish and hand cream. Package it in a fabric bag she can use for storage.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. A roll for hooks are always good ideas, also I’ve had luck with hand compression gloves (for all crafts, but crocheting takes a particular toll on the dominant hand! great idea, by the way, to get ideas for gifts 🙂
    seramiabelle(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I have made a hook roll for a friend before who crochets a lot. I don’t crochet much myself, every time I do I have to look up how to do the stitches lol. You could also make her a yarn basket. Maybe sewn, like the ones you make with rope, they’re quite popular at the moment. And if she does crochet a lot, she most likely will havetons of yarn that she needs storage for 😉

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  76. Followed on FB. Look forward to seeing what you are up to.

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  77. Some yarn and a gift card so she can buy what she needs. Love your Square Dance pattern. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  78. I like having a pencil case to hold my hooks. Also a yarn/project tote with pockets for hooks, stitch counters, and her tablet/book/pattern, so she can take UFO’s on the go.

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  79. Pretty yarn ! What’s not to like !?

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  80. I think a bag with lots of pockets would be useful to hold her crochet supplies.

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  81. I would go with a travel case for all her hooks. You could make one fairly easily but they also sell them at all the yarn stores.

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  82. I don’t crochet, but with it being winter a lovely scarf would be nice.

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  83. holder for the hooks or a gift certificate for more yarn!

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  84. A cute holder for crochet hooks of different sizes would be perfect – and you could sew it for her.

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  85. I don’t crochet but, my grandma did. So, I would say a quilted fabric case for crochet hooks and some really nice, not greasy hand cream— even with really good yarn touching all that fiber made her hands less then smooth.

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  86. I love my case for my hooks. I couldn’t survive multiple projects without a central location for them all =) Also, cute row markers or fancy yarns make great gifts. Thanks for participating!

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  87. I follow on instagram (areformedheathn) =)

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  88. I’m not a crocheter either. Maybe a basket for yarn?

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  89. How about a needle roll. Super easy to make!

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  90. I like you on FB

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  91. i don’t crochet, but I would say yarn

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  92. i follow on bloglovin karrie smith

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  93. i liked you on FB: karrie smith

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