Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Box of What?

I received an email a few days ago that I was being sent a shipment from the Mother Ship (United Notions & Moda Fabrics). It said the expected delivery date and that it weighed 42lbs. What?! What did I order that amounted to 42lbs? Just 2 days before I placed an order for my yearly supply of sewing notions. Minick and Simpson have an account with United Notions and Moda Fabrics just like a regular quilt shop. We have it because we need to order fabric occasionally if we offer kits for workshops or on our website. Unlike a regular quilt shop, I don't have a lot of retail space or "merchandising" room here. "Here" is my home. Basically, my order was for some needles, some mechanical pencil refills, batting, and these.
I use these like they are going out of style. I use them for my index finger, not my thimble finger (which has an actual metal thimble on it.) When I appliqué this index finger takes some abuse from the needle and I find that these little stickers work great. Because I have been working on appliqué quite a bit the last couple of years, I go through a sticker or two a day. Sometimes laundry, or cooking, or God forbid - cleaning, gets in the way of appliqué and I need to replace one.

How many did I order to get to 42lbs? Did I mistakenly order 6 gross instead of 6 packages?? A quick check of my order calmed me down. That package only weighed about 4-5 lbs. What could this be? This turned out to be 42lbs of Independence Trail scraps. Literally, scraps. It's what is left over after they make the salesman samples swatches. In a box big enough to hold a couple toddlers is this.....
Some of these are quite generous - 8-10" x WOF. Some are only an inch or so wide. Still quite usable, especially for strippy quilts.

So, you know the drill..... comment below and an USPS Priority box crammed with scraps can be yours. Comment before midnight Saturday the 31st and tell us what quilting plans you have this spring and summer, or what you will use these scraps for, or your predictions for the 2012 World Series, or absolutely anything at all. 2 winners will get scraps and an Independence Trail pre-cut.
As for the rest of the scraps (Oh yes, there will be lots leftover), they will go to some groups who do charity quilts. I have given scraps several times to some ladies who are close by for this cause - you know who you are. Email me HERE and I'll get this box to you pronto.

Laurie

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Kelsey said...

I would use them on a quilt to donate or a quilt for my gram!

A.J. Dub. said...

My plan is to take a quilt class for the first time, finish my son's Hot Wheels top, and bind the 3 quilts that are quilted.

Thanks!

quilt cookie said...

I always have several scrap quilts in the works at once and these scraps would fit right in. My nexy big project is to make a New York Beauty quilt.

Anonymous said...

I love to make scrap quilts~ these would be perfect in every way. I am on a low budget and well scraps are my best friend. My goal for this year for quilting to to finish 1 ufo project before I start something new.


Thank you
Kathy R
katereed94@yahoo.com

Monica said...

42 pounds? LOL...that is definately A LOT of scraps!

I am excited to see this fabric in person. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

oh goodness, that looks like a lovely line of fabric. I am working on little boy themed quilts--reds and blues; especially some of yours work great for these. Becky in Georgia

Doreen B said...

I love making scrap quilts - my goal this summer is to quilt the 3 tops that I have completed. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

My summer plan is a strippy star quilt in reds, creams and blues. I've never done a strippy before, but this is the year!

Patti A said...

Why wouldn't the Tigers win the World Series....with all the great changes....

laurie in texas said...

Holy cow - what a wonderful box to receive!! Woohoo :) My prediction for the SuperBowl fight will be a terrific showdown between Tom Brady and the Patriots and Tim Tebow and his new Jets! GO PATRIOTS!!

Pip said...

Don't know if you will post international, but if I did win I would be more than happy to pay the postage. I would probably be making a scrap quilt, I have plenty of patterns I want to try out.

farmhousequilter8 said...

My plans for the spring is to continue making hexagons from your fabric lines which is ongoing and to quilt the top I made from one of your kits. I love your colors!
Paula

Penny from S.C. said...

I love scrap quilts so these would just add to the charm! Thanks for the generosity.

Jean said...

My spring sewing plan is to make a gray and red quilt for my soon to be born grandson. His mom requested gray and yellow last year for their little girl. She was five weeks early. I hope this little guy waits until his due date so I can finish the quilt!

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

making antique style pin cushions with my wool felt animals on top...would look great with your Independence Trail fabrics...so partial to this color scheme as well. Cheers, Susan

Mary Lou said...

Most of what I do involves scraps so would love to get a box of yours!

JoAnne said...

I'm working on the Sarah's Revival applique quilt this summer as I will be moving from Hawaii to Virgina and will be w/o a machine for 1-2 months. I would love to win the scraps--they would fit right in with the rest of my Minnick and Simpson stash! Yum!

Jill said...

My plans for the summer are to do a miniature quilt, very miniature, by hand. Also, to start putting together a quilt for my son, that I started about three years ago. Would love to win. The fabrics are beautiful.

Carol said...

I'm planning a string quilt or two - all I have to do is organize some of my scraps, which is high on my 'to do' list.

Anonymous said...

What would make my day better than to win some of your Independence Trail fabric scraps! They would make a beautiful basket quilt! I guess I would have to say the New York Yankees will win the 2012 World Series--my family has followed them since I was a kid.

Janet Kay

Terri in BC said...

What a fantastic gift! I love scrappy quilts and would use these in a quilt to gift to a very dear friend.

Rachel said...

Plans? We are supposed to plan this stuff? Yikes! Seriously, I have a mile long list...LOL...Honestly, I have been quite enamored with making quilts for a charity that provides them for kids in the foster care system...so while I would like to say I would make a quilt for me, lol, they would probably end up being made into quilt for little ones :-) Have a great day and thanks for the opportunity!!

KrisD said...

I always have lots of plans! I'd like to get to the Cinnamon & Nutmeg pattern that I found in a magazine in 2009. I've collected fabric for it for the past 3 years and finally got everything cut in February. Hopefully it will be on the bed before Fall.

Kim said...

A string quilt! Go Cincinnati Reds! and I need to try out the stickers on the fingers!

Christine said...

I am slowly re-doing my bedroom in new quilts, wall hangings and pillows...that is my spring sewing plan...I am doing it slowly so "no-one" notices the change from outdoors/woodsy fabrics (think pine cones and bears) to fabrics with a few more flowers and girly stuff...so far, its working.

Meg said...

I made a quilt for my parents this past Christmas using Wiscasset and Clermont Farms--Americana is totally their thing! They love the quilt, but my mom has laid claim to it...permanently! Poor Dad's been left in the cold, literally! I'd love to win these scraps--I'd use them to make a coordinating quilt for Dad, for this Christmas!

Sarah said...

I have been spending time this year working on projects for me or my home in between all the projects for work. So, I would love to have some Independence Trail to play with & come up with a whole new project!

sewprimitive karen said...

The Cubbies are gonna win! lol. Independence Trail would go well into my 1805-ish medallion quilt we are making in Vintage Design Group.

Rene Louise said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am currently working on the house bar harbor pattern but I'm using Prairie Paisley II (which I luv, btw)

We recently purchased a tiny cottage on a lake in Newaygo and I am decorating it a-la Minick and Simpson style---totally red, white and blue.

What could be better for a lake house?

Anyway, love your fabrics and patterns, love your blog and website. Keep up the great work ladies!!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I have a BOM starting in the summer, a Crackle quilt to finish, and I'm learning paper piecing! I am international, and would gladly pay shipping if need be. (Not sure if this is open to all of us.)

Lizzie said...

wow, what an opportunity. I would love to make a wonderful quilt out of your left overs. It would thrill me. really!!! I love all of your fabric lines.

STLquilter said...

they would go into a scrap quilt with other M & S scraps I'm saving.

Rhonda P. said...

Definitely would make some great scrappy purses!

Megan said...

Whoa, 42 lbs! Holy smokes! I'm working on finishing up some charity WiPs this spring. I'm excited to clear out some projects from the to finish list!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

my prediction for the 2012 World Series is that the Red Sox will lose AGAIN! That's a pretty safe prediction! This summer I hope to do lots of sewing down in my sewing room because we had such a mild winter that the bugs will be just horrendous this summer so I will not want to be outside. And of course I'll take my annual summer vacation trip to Keepsake Quilting! Love your scraps! I'd use them for zipper bags, tote bags, and other fun scrappy sewing!

MGM

Gayle said...

My quilt plans for the summer are to finish up a few UFO's and try not to start too many new projects! LOL (as if)

B Greene said...

I would make a wonderful, wonky strippy triangle scrap quilts with these very special treasures if I were lucky enough to be selected. And maybe a pillow to go with it from the precut?? Thanks for sharing your bounty and congrats on the new line!

Margaret said...

I'm being tempted into all sorts of BOMs at this point. lol! Not good. :D But I could see using these scraps in a single Irish Chain. What fun that would be!

krisgray said...

Recently I came across a postage stamp swap and two tutorials for lovely postage stamp quilt variations that I would love to make. But first, I have to finish my son's enormous Dresden plate quilt - the plates are huge, not the quilt!

DebrafromMD said...

My summer quilting plans include finishing two guild mystery quilts. The tops are almost finished but the quilting and binding still need to be done.

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Lovely fabric line. I love scrap quilts and this would be a perfect addition to the "scraps."

Karen said...

Complete my WIP's. And I am in the mood for SPRING, so its time to make a couple of fresh spring quilts.
Maybe change a few decorations on the bedroom walls to go wtih the new quilt.
I like to work on something new while working on a WIP. Helps move along the quilt that is almost done, while working on a new project.

Mary said...

I would love the scraps. I am on a hexagon kick and I love to make log cabin blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mary

audrey said...

wowsers! how cool would it be to win this? i have no idea what i would do, but it would be a blast to find out.:)

Linda C said...

My sewing this autumn-winter ( l live in Australia) will be mostly red and white quilts, inspired by the Infinite Variety Exhibit last year in NYC, as we are holding our own red and white exhibit this October to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. And THEN l look forward to sewing some quilts with fabrics other than just red and white for a while, so a box of your scaps would be much appreciated, many thanks for the chance to win them.

Quilting by the Lake said...

Oh! Oh! I love Indepedence Trail! I collect all sorts of scraps to make little mini quilts. Recently found a little doll bed that needs a quilt now. And I'm hoping the Braves make a come back. I subscribed to MLB .com after reading your post. I'd have fun with those scraps while listening to baseball.

Donna Turner said...

Just like Blanche DuBois, I depend on the kindness of strangers for gleaning samples, discards, scraps and throw-aways from various fabric shops for my guild to use for their Outreach Program charity quilts. We donate to the Durham VA Hospital, the South Hill outpatient chemo unit, and a women's shelter, and these scraps would be most welcome -- and beautiful! -- for our next projects. Last year we made 71 quilts to give away, and we're trying to top that this year.

Lee Anne said...

Whether I would be lucky enough to win your scraps or not....my plans involve "scrap" quilts for my grandchildren and outdoor quilting after work....ah....summer!

findusfaithful said...

Lately, my daughter and I have been caught up with making rag rugs. To not have to cut all of those strips would be wonderful! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Mary

Logan said...

Ooooo..I would love so scraps!

http://www.loganmakesamess.com

woolwoman said...

I would love to be entered into your giveaway Laurie for some quilt scraps - Independence Trail is a beautiful line and I can't wait for the book ! I can use small pieces for pinpillows and other uses with my sampler stitching and yes I have been contemplating doing some primitive applique also. Thanks Melody

Janet said...

Wow, my quilting goals this summer are a bit disjointed. I have 3 tops in the que that I have the fabric/patterns for (and 100 more that I have either fabrics OR patterns), just need to start, plus I just bought a mid-arm, so need to get comfortable with that. I want to try rug hooking, and hone several other fledgling skills. And of course continue working on the (7 or 8) applique projects I have started.

I have loved every one of your lines - keep it up, please! And thanks for the opportunity for these scraps ... visions are already dancing in my head!

Deb said...

Love the colors shown. I am going to be working on my current block of the months, along with finishing up my Farmer's Wife BOM from last year and quilting my BOM from the year before. I want to get caught up on all my current projects.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Love the colors! I would probably make a quilt for the master bedroom. We've begun repainting the interior and my bedroom is in desperate need of an update. Those scraps would make a lovely bed coverlet/quilt. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

mamabug said...

I would love, LOVE to get a box of your scraps!! Love your fabrics and a scrappy quilt out of them would be so beautiful :)

Pati said...

I would love some of those scraps! I would use them for the patriotic quilt that I need to start/finish for my niece's wedding this summer. She is marrying a young man who is deployed to Afghanistan.

Carol said...

I am ready to make a scrap quilt! And I love your fabrics! I would love to add these to what I already have. Hope you draw my name!

Kathy said...

I would get a kids group interested in sewing a patriotic string quilt with the image of a big star on it. We would make it as a donation to a person that needs it.

Tiff Blakey said...

My spring quilting plans are to finish the quilts for my daughters' beds and finish the quilts for my BFF and her daughter.

Barb in Mi said...

I cna always use some more patriotic colored fabrics for QoV quilts. Thanks so much for a chance!

badlandsquilts said...

Well I KNOW it won't be my Twins anywhere near the World Series this year...so I'll be busy watching my 10 & 6 yr old boys play 4 nights a week! Guess I'll have to cheer for the Tigers for you or the Rockies now that they have Cuddyer.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I am in the process of making quilts for my lake camp and these would be perfect for that.

Heidi said...

Plans for spring and summer quilts--complete one project a month. Which would be great if I stopped purchasing new fabric, such as Prairie Paisley II! Instead of getting ahead, I am falling behind. What a lovely way to go....
Thank you very much!

Cecilia said...

Wow! I would love to receive a 42 lb box of scraps! :-) I've been wanting to start a Quilt of Valor to work on the days our weekly group gets together and these would be just what I need. I plan on using a quilt as you go pattern and I need lots of scraps. Our group also makes quilts for children's hospitals and some would go towards that as well. Thanks for the chance to win some of your scraps.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

How fun to get a box like that in the mail!! My goal this summer is to quilt my 15 tops that are waiting to be finished. I just finished number 1 and have number 2 on the machine. Our guild quilt show is at the end of June and there are a half dozen that I would like to put in the show. The rest are QOV's and crisis quilts so they will wait a bit. I've made a rule for myself that I can't start anything new until the 15 are finished--I hope I don't get distracted!
Karen in Breezy Point

nkgillism said...

I'm seriously attacking my stash this spring, but always have room for something new! Love all your red white and blue fabrics. Maybe my Braves will get lucky and get to the World Series this year. That red and blue would work for them!

Becky said...

Happy Spring! Happy Summer! I'm looking forward to hours of mindless sewing. I've been caring of aging parents. Sewing is my therapy:) Ready for baseball season, go Braves!~

Anonymous said...

A few years ago I bought a kit from the Prairie Paisley fabric. I got it all cut out, but have not pieced it yet. That is my next project.

Thanks,
Brynne R
brynne_wyatt@yahoo.com

JD said...

I DO love scrap quilts. Wheels are already turning. As for the World Series - Go Texas Rangers!

rebecca said...

Go Tiger's. I have added a tv to my sewing room for dual purposing for spring and summer!!

sand said...

start and finish an "Uncle Sam" quilt, after our Son's Wedding quilt, and wedding sampler. Just finished our new to be daughter's bridal shower quilt. And I can't wait to start working on many other things and using new fabric - The new Independence Trail fabric will be great in my projects. Hope to win but thanks for all you do and the great designing! Debbie

Nicole said...

I would love a chance to win some of your beautiful fabric line. If I start soon, I could finish an Independence day quilt! Thanks for all the beauty you bring into the world.

Redfinch said...

Oh, my! I've been wanting to start a Chippewa Nine-Patch for a while--I always work on a red, white, and blue project during July and August.

Lee said...

I am going to make a scrappy picnic quilt - well actually two one for each of my twin sisters! thanks for the giveaway!

Shirley said...

Each year, I make quilts for a couple of our 17 grandchildren. This year I hope to get 3 done for grandsons, who haven't received a quilt yet.

The World Series, even though we don't have Pujols, The Cardinals will have a great run again this year!

Your generous offer of your beautiful scraps is a fantastic giveaway! Thank You!


Shirley
Grandmother of 17 wonderful kiddos!

Kathy said...

My spring quilt plans are a couple charity quilts for Hands2Help, a charity on another blog. I already have both pieced, and now am working on quilting them. I'm enjoying working with kid fabrics!

Marcia W. said...

I've told myself - "Self, you will make an Americana themed quilt." It's on my bucket list. So, that is my intent. Scraps are as American as it gets for quilts, right! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some of your treasures. I cannot imagine that heavy of a box of scraps.

Beth said...

Hi
I enjoyed your story - I just can imagine you mentally working your way through your order trying to figure out how many spools of thread or rolls of batting you had ordered to get to 42 POUNDS! I am currently working on a scrappy hexie project and this would add great color to my project. Thank you for sharing!

Karen M said...

How cool would it be to win all of these scraps! I am participating in 365 Scrap Houses in 365 Days challenge for 2012. I am making my houses very scrappy. My goal is to have no repeats in my fabrics. The more scraps the better. BTW, I predict the Detroit Tigers will take the series in 2012. I always predict the Tigers will win. Someday, I might be right.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I need something to trigger my return to quilt top piecing... maybe a win will do the trick.

Anonymous said...

Scraps are wonderful - can be added to alot of items and you never know when you might need something. Karen

Marcia W. said...

I've told myself - "Self, you will make an Americana themed quilt." It's on my bucket list. So, that is my intent. Scraps are as American as it gets for quilts, right! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win some of your treasures. I cannot imagine that heavy of a box of scraps.

Mary said...

I have a new grandbaby due the end of July, so a top priority will be making some quilts for her. And big sister, who will be two soon, will probably "need" to have a new quilt, too. Then my daughter is getting married in December, so a wedding quilt is also a must-do on my list. Busy, busy!

susan said...

I am working on a quilt for granddaughter Layla's new big girl bed! Hope to make a charity quilt for our guild project next. Thank you for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love scraps. Thanks for the chance.

Cheryl Gomez said...

I plan on making a family tree quilt for my husband's grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. I am in the planning stages right now.

Michele said...

I love, love scrappy quilts. I would definately make good use of these beautiful scraps. Thank you for the chance to win this great prize. Michele from Rochester, NY

kay said...

My quilting plans this summer include learning some vacation-friendly portable techniques: hand piecing with Inklingo-printed fabric and/or big-stitch quilting. The fabrics in the photo are gorgeous! I'd love to make them part of my summer quilting projects too...

Erin in MI said...

I'm just hoping to have TIME to do some quilting this summer. I've got a new job and with an hour and a half commute each morning and evening, it's not looking very likely. These scraps just might force me to find some time ;)

kms said...

Too many plans, not enough time. I think my next project (currently making a bedroom quilt using Clermont Farms fabric & Country Threads Farmer's Daughter pattern) will be a baby quilt for a friend!

WoolenSails said...

I have to try out those finger stickies, I can't wear a thimble and that might do the trick. I plan on making some summer americana quilts and have the ark quilt on my list of quilts I want to do.

Debbie

Stitched With Prayer said...

My summer quilting will be 'trying' to get quilts made for my two youngest grand children, one girl 13, and her brother 12, for Christmas gifts. I have what I need for the grand daughters, but I'm sorely lacking on blues, browns, reds...you know, all the boy colors. I'm thinking if I win some of these wonderful scraps, they will add to what I need for his quilt. I always planned for it to be a scrappy quilt anyway! Other than that, I have some ongoing projects I want to finish up. Thanks for a chance to have some of this treasure! Hugs...

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

Actually, I'd love to make my Dad a scrappy quilt.. he works away, and spends most of his time separated from my mom and the rest of us by half a country.. and I'd love to make him something to remind him of home, and how much we love him!

Julie said...

I'm making twin sized quilts for each of my four kids this spring/summer. I have so much to do and half of them are still in the planning stage and the other two are being cut. I'm so excited!

Anonymous said...

Let's see...Tigers to win the World Series (of course). I would use the scraps while a stitch a quilt for the cottage this summer(they'd be perfect!). And I am stitching a graduation quilt and a baby quilt this spring.
Would love to win but, either way, I look forward to acquiring your new line of fabric!Are you going to Grand Rapids in August?
~Joyce in MI

Debra said...

I am working on a Civil War quilt and have dreams of completing it this spring! I have a couple of baby quilts I need to get done and then I will consider something completely new!

Kristy said...

I would start making half square triangles, with this new method I heard about where you can make 12 at a time. The Independence Trail fabric gorgeous.

Katie said...

I would share the scraps with a friend who is making a strippy quilt. I've already given her some donated scraps and she would LOVE some more! Thanks!

Ruthie said...

Since being on the Quiltmaker Scrap Squad, I used lots of my scraps and would love to replenish with these!

vivianjane said...

I love scraps. I just finished a top with scraps I had saved 8 yrs and have enough left for a matching baby quilt that I will finish tomorrow.

Susie said...

The scraps look great.....I will be hoping as I do every year that the Cleveland Indians will be in the world series........sigh!

Sue said...

What gorgeous SCRAPS! I would love a chance to win THANKS !

lucysmom said...

This is so exciting! I pick the Washington Nationals to go to the World Series. Seriously, don't laugh!

Vicki said...

I am hyperventilating over your scraps! Most of my quilts are from scraps, and I would LOVE to win them! What I didn't use, I would donate to the Comfort Quilts group at my quilt guild. Thank you so much for being so generous, and the chance to win!

Phyllis said...

What fun! I would love to get a box of scraps. I can make some little bags and some scrappy totes.

Anonymous said...

A sweet little quilt for a grand baby due to arrive in May!

MRZ said...

I have two quilts in the thought process and two others ready to go - to get done before the fall. Would love to use these scraps....
Thanks!

Sharon said...

This summer is all about Kitchen renovations and Tigers games...with a little quilting in my free time.

Sharon S said...

My year is all about Peace by Piece. I am piecing up a storm & loving every minute of it. Also make quilts for wounded soldiers through American Hero Quilts. Love sending those quilt hugs to soldiers!

Karen said...

Laurie -- dang -- what a great opportunity !! This spring I'm making a scrappy quilt for my grandkids ! It is to use at the lake, down by the beach. I want something home made for them to sleep on while the big kids (adults?) are playing in the water or out on the boat. Among other grand projects -- this is the highest priority!! And, I saw a demo of your Liberty Flag quilt the other day - I would love to make that before the 4th of July - it was beautiful!.

Thanks for the tips on the thimble patches too !

Cheers !
Karen

Nyla said...

What I want to make is your lone star quilt in "American Summer", I love that quilt! What I actually will be working on is trying to finish my Sarah Morrell reproduction quilt. I'd just love to have to decide on a pattern for your lovely Independence Trail fabrics. Feel free to send them my way!

Smeek said...

How generous of you to donate these lovely bits. I have them. I am sure I can create something lovely and scrappy. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

CathyK said...

I am new to quilting and I have a bazillion projects I am going to work on this summer. Most of them are table runners for all of the holidays for my sister and mother and lots of quilts for my family for Christmas! I would love to make a patriotic quilt with the Independence Trail fabric! Thank you for the chance at the giveaway!

Katie said...

I have a lot of plans for this summer. My goal for the year is to make each of my 6 kids a twin bed quilt. I have two tops done, but I have four to go. I would love to add these scraps, and a pre-cut, into my stash.

Anonymous said...

Spring plans are for Lizzie's Quilt due to arrive in April -- to be mixed in with two rugs to hook purchased for Polly -- with friends. Should be a fun spring and summer thanks to Minick and Simpson! pwiggs@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi my plans are to finish some ufo's, start a new one bursting to get done and help my daughter learn to quilt. She is so excited, (she is 10).
Chris (much71@optusnet.com.au)

Penney said...

I just recently found some of your fabric lines at my local quilt shop. I have a 94 yr. old father-in-law who is a WWII veteran. When I take him to the VA for appts. I usually bring along a quilt magazine to look at while waiting. Lately he's been looking over and commenting about the Quilts of Valor quilts. I would LOVE to make him one out of your new fabric line.

Michelle said...

Would love to win those scraps! Not sure what projects I'll be working on this summer, but I'll be listening to a lot of Brewers baseball!

Pamela said...

I need to make my hubby a new lap quilt and I these would be perfect!

Jana said...

My plan for this summer is to make quilt for my adult son - your LeMoyne Star String Quilt from the book Everyday Folk Art. For sure, I will need lots of scraps for it.
Have a great Spring,
Jana

Anita said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I plan on finishing up a bunch of UFOs this summer/year and making a dent in my BOM's. I also would like to see the A's in the series, its been way too long :)

Bev said...

I'd love to win...the lottery is up to half a BILLION! But I would settle for these fabrics...

We are making crowns from fabric this summer for little ones undergoing chemotherapy. We've been shipping them all over!

Love your giveaways!

Cheery wave from
Bev

Nancy E said...

I love making scrap quilts and that is what I would use them for. Love the idea that you donate some of your scraps for charity projects.

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance. I have used your fabrics before and I get the most complements on my projects. I would use the scraps on a July Americana quilt I need to make.

Judy said...

Definitely a scrap quilt will be made. I just have to answer who I'm hoping to win the 2012 World Series - The Detroit Tigers of course (since I'm a Michigander)! Thanks for the chance.

Nancyz said...

Wow a 42 lb box from from Moda, now that's a motherload from the mothership! I would love to win your scraps. Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

These would work so perfectly with the quilt I'm making with several Americana counted cross stitc patterns surrounded by strings. I'll be looking for these fabrics now.

Siobhán said...

My plans are to make quilts for my kids, all three of whom have milestone happenings this year--big birthdays, college graduation, etc. I love your new line!

Dree said...

How amazing! My plan would be to finish my first quilt, with the help of my mother. I would love to make a scrap quilt!

kmcallister said...

I would love love love to win the scraps. I mostly (is that a word) make scrap quilts, and as a quilter you know, you can never have too much fabric!

SueB said...

I would make scrap quilts. My plans for the summer is to quilt. I just got American Summer and that is also on my summer plans. I also make QOV quilts so scraps are always fun.

Quilter Kim said...

WOW, 42 lbs of scraps, what a great surprise. My goal for this year is to quilt some of my tops and make a "cat in the hat" quilt for 3 of my granchildren. Also to keep up my block of the months. It actually makes it feel like I can comfortable committ to this by seeing it written out.

Martha Long said...

I would use them to make a quilt for my mother's 90th birthday!

Patti said...

If I won the scraps I would make a scrap quilt for a friend who has helped me recently with a big project. And the colors are perfect for her. Thanks for a chance.

Nancy said...

Thank you again for thinking about us ladies out here that would love to have the leftovers. I love all your fabric lines and would love to make another quilt with them.

Buckeye Quilter said...

That would be a wonderful box to receive!! I would use it in a BOM that I am working on. Being from Ohio, I am a Cincinnati Reds fan. My plan is to complete two UFO's this summer, and I have two antique quilts to bind. Good luck to all who have purchased a Mega Millions ticket!

Pam P said...

Wow! 42 lbs of scraps! Sounds like heaven :) I plan on completing two ufo quilts this summer and (hopefully) get back to working on some applique. Thanks for the chance to win some of your awesome new fabric line - Hope my odds here are better than winning the lottery :)

Anonymous said...

I'm on a mini quilt binge right now and sure could use some of those scraps
Also I'm finishing 2 queen sized scrappy quilts and need to start another one.
email is: lovinthesunnow(at)yahoo(dot)com

Warren said...

Oh please please please pick me!!! I need some stitch therapy and funds are tight right now. I would be so thankful to get some of your beautiful fabric.....SWarren

Janet said...

I adore making scrap quilts - I would love to dig in and use some of your lovely scraps! This spring - I must finish hand quilting my red and white quilt for a show in May.

Michele P said...

Oh I would cherish some scraps. I love scrappy quilts and am learning to applique.

Thanks for the chance .... and a big thanks to Moda.

Judy Hansen said...

I make mostly scrappy quilts, and love your fabrics. I would put them to good use.

Big thanks for the chance to win and a big thanks also to Moda.

Judy Hansen
http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com

kathy said...

I am making a scrap quilt for each of my four children and these would be perfect!
Oh, and I would love to see the Dodgers in the World Series again.

ann said...

I would love to win one of the boxes of scraps. One of the quilts I would like to make is a Dear Jane quilt or a Farmer's Wife quilt. Scraps would work great for them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Glynette said...

Love to see the LA Dodgers have a winning year!
I try to watch every single game and who can resist Vin Scully!!!???

Rubyd said...

My son has requested 14 quilts for his Army Reserve unit..I am sewing like crazy...this fabric would come in very handy...thank you for the
opportunity to win..

Anonymous said...

holy shmoly batman, thatsa lotta scraps! i have been putting off my mother's 80th birthday signature quilt for about 6 months. i'm hopeless, gotta get on that & NOW! she might have it for her 100th at this rate!
thanx for the opportunity! Ellen

OH....and the Toronto Blue Jays will be winning the series this year, thanx! *wink*

Mary said...

I'd make little quilts with them. For summer? I'll be out in the garden when not at my sewing machine.

Kay said...

They look like they would work for making some Schnibble o jelly roll quilts. They would be so fun to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Would love your scrps!! I use them with my Farmers Wife Sampler.

Anonymous said...

I would you them with my Prairie paisley and also in my charity quilt for cancer care.
Thanks,
Kerry

Deb said...

Would LOVE to have some of your scraps, no matter what the size! I think I would make some mug rugs to give as Christmas gifts, need to get started so there are no last minute rushes!

Sandra Henderson said...

I want to make a summer scrappy quilt with what I have left of your fabrics from other projects I've made. These would be wonderful to add! What I didn't use, I'd pass along to the Quilts of Valor and Project Linus gals over in Macon, GA.

allcounty said...

Plans are soon.. as 15 of us get together sew for 4 days twice a year.
Fun, Friendship and laughter. We even try and do some kind of charity project. Last time we made 8 baby quilts for a hospital. It is truly refreshing.
Karin E :)

Barb Lundin said...

I soo love the new line. I would add
it to the other Minick & Simpson lines that I am making my Farmer's Wife quilt with. We don't see a lot of the "new" fabrics around here. A store might carry a couple of fabrics
from a line if we are lucky.

Linda said...

I would divide the scraps between my quilting friends and we would have a summer day of scrap quilting.

sue said...

I have lots of plans for quilts and table runners. Many involving red, white, and blue and scraps would be perfect for what I am doing!

SharoninStitches said...

Tigers go all the way! The fabric is gorgeous and I would use it to paper-piece hexagons for my patriotic-themed quilt!!

O'Quilts said...

Wow...all these people want your scraps...well me too..just in time for Independence Day:)

Betweens said...

I agree on the thimblets but I don`t use them till the index gets a hole in it first..LOL
I would make a star quilt with those string scraps! i can picture it now..thanks again for being so generous..

Michelle said...

Could this possibly be the Cubs' year? Oh nevermind. Your fabrics are always so lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!

Shakerwood said...

That's been a big panic moment for me every time I hit the "place order" with Moda. Did I order right? What did I order? Can I call fast enough to cancel something if I did it wrong? Glad it came to you so you can send it to me! LOL

Anonymous said...

i would love to make lunch totes and quilts. i work at a convent,and it would thrill me to gift a quilt to each of the sisters.

Lenore said...

Oh my gosh, I would love to win these scraps. I just love your fabric! I have plans for quilting this summer, a quilt for my daughter's queen size bed, but we'll see where I find the time!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I gave away all my fabrics a couple of years ago to my sewing group that does the quilts of valor and breast cancer hearts. Nowi am so MOTIVATED by your Americana book that I want tom quilt again and take a little break from rug hooking, knitting and needlepoint. What could be better than a scrappy quilt or anything red, white and blue! I would love to be the lucky recipient!

Lisa said...

I would use the fabric to make patriotic table runners and quilts.

dortha said...

I would love to win the scraps. I would love to make a quilt for someone special with them.

sue said...

wow great for table runners, table toppers, baby quilts, or for framing pre printed panels.

Linda K said...

Can I just say I LOVE YOUR FABRIC!!!! Every bit of it, every new line, every charm pack and fat quarter I have ever bought. I'm sure that I will love Independence Trail, too. I'm just finishing up another Quilt of Valor. This one is using up the last of the Just One Star blocks that our QOV group received. Thanks for the chance to win and THANK YOU for your wonderful designs!!

Anonymous said...

Can you imagine the smiles these beautiful donated quilts will bring to the recipients? Barbara S. from Cumming, GA

Catherine Z. said...

Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan, CANADA! I would love to win your box of scraps! Our quilt group sure loves your fabric! I am still "in love" with your line Winter from a few years ago - hopefully this years will match?

Thanks so much!
Catherine Z

Jo said...

I would use these scraps an a string star quilt. I made a small one last fall and liked it so much I planned on making a bigger one in the future. Those reds and creams would be a great addition to my scraps collection for this quilt. Please enter me to win!

Kathy H said...

I have been wanting to try a string quilt and those scraps would be perfect. My next project is a teacup quilt for my daughter's birthday.

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie- Please enter me in your latest contest. Thank you.
Debi in YL,CA

Helen said...

I'll have to try the Thimble-Its. Maybe they will help keep my index finger from splitting.

As for my summer plans, I am going to try and finish more quilts than I start.

And as for the World Series, my only prediction is that the Mariners won't be playing in it. I'd be happy if they finished the season at .500.

Dawn said...

Wow!!! What a great giveaway!!! I would use the scraps along with scraps I already have to make more quilts!!! Of course, I have a friend you doesn't get out to shop much, so I would be sharing with her, too!!! oyer@roadrunner.com

Wendy P said...

This Summer I plan to make a second QOV. These scraps would be perfect for it!

I also have my first modern quilt in the planning stages. There are so many UFOs and WIPs around here that I will be constantly busy without having to shop!

Sharon P said...

Working on some red/white quilts to commemorate the Infinite Variety exhibit, one of which is using a Minnick and Simpson red, plus red, white and blue scrap quilts. I belong to a miniature quilt group and can use the smallest scraps! Appreciate the opportunity to win. Thank you.

Dora, the Quilter said...

My plans for this spring and summer are to continue working on prayer quilts for our prayer quilt ministry as well as some for family members and new babies. (I did pause in quiltmaking endeavors this evening to make a pair of pajama pants for my Sweet Teen since she'd ripped her favorite pair and was running around showing things I didn't want to see. She loves the new ones and will never again wear the old since I cut them up for a pattern! I realized I hadn't made any clothing for years!)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Scrap quilts are fun and challenging. I've just started working on some scrap blocks and could use some long strips. Thanks for sharing :-)

Kathryn P. said...

If I win I will whoop and holler then turn on loud music and dance a jig. My kids will laugh and we will bake something fattening.

Jean C. said...

My Friend and I also make charity quilts, all sizes... we put them together and they are given to whom ever needs them in the area. Then if there are more quilts than are needed in the local area they go where ever in the world there is a need... say Japan after their disaster. Unfortunately there will always be someone that will be in need of quilts because of some sad event. But with a few extra people working... some one will always be around to give them a hand. Thanks for your willingness to give to the many projects to help others! Your service is not being over looked! :)
Jean C.
djcogdill@q.com

Pink-a-Palooza said...

My quilting plans would be to practice more on my longarm to make wonderful feathers!
The scraps would be of good use, as I love me some string quilts!
Gael

Amy said...

What a great surprise! My quilting plans this summer include finishing quilts for my dad and stepmom by our beach vacation in late July. And since hope springs eternal at season start, I can predict that the Washington Nationals make it to the big time!

Ellen said...

I will be making a scrap quilt for a dear friend of mine who has two toddlers, is 10 weeks pregnant, and has been diagnosed with melanoma. I will be praying for her with every stitch!

SheilaS said...

My plans for the summer-finish up on 3 quilts which I have already started AND hopefully get to at least one Tiger game. Go Tigers! Thank you for the give-a-ways.

Connie said...

I really, really plan to finish some of my UFO's. And that's my plan and I'm sticking to it!

Susan W said...

My spring/summer plan for quilting is to finish La Playa (difficult as I lost the pattern!) quilt a Bars and Stars top, quilt 5 Sunbonnet Sue & Overall Bill quilts for a late quilter's family, and quilt a Martha Washington quilt for my sister's family. Each year I do one charity quilt for a local fund raiser. One made over $1100(Relay for Life) and one made about $800(for our town's annual Christmas light display)and one, well I can't remember the total but the woman loved it! Most do! I love scrap quilts! I used some scraps from Bar Harbor to make several pincushions. They are so pretty and I love using up the tenny, tinny pieces touse it all up! Sew fun!

Dee said...

How exciting to get such a big box of fabric! And such beautiful fabric too. My plans for this spring are to finally get a king-size quilt quilted so it can go on my bed. I sure hope I finish it by the end of summer!

Jane S. said...

Oh,what fun! A big box of potential quilts!

Jenn Scott said...

I don't know how you plan on sorting through the barrage of comments you're going to get! ;) My mom and I are in CO and we're having lots of wildfires already, even though it's supposed to be our snowy-est month. Both of us have been talking about making a nice quilt for charity here and your fabrics would do the trick.

Robyn said...

I'd love to have a crammed box :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

My spring quilting plans include making a quilt for a friend who will be moving into a new house in early May. Independence Trail has a nice elegant feel to it - perfect for my friend.

pianomama said...

So cool - I'd like to finish up a couple of UFO quilts - and then start on some new fun scrappy ideas I have floating around in my head.

Emma said...

I'll be hand quilting some small quilts this spring/summer and watching lots of BB games. Good luck to all and thanks for another generous giveaway.

Sharon said...

Would to have the scraps for quilts I am making my kids.

Sharon

mamabug said...

My predictions for the world series winner.......SF Giants. (too early to call but I hope they have a great season) I so look forward to the 6th of April :)

Martha said...

I am currently working on quilts for an injured midshipman (Annapolis) and for an injured 2009 West Point graduate...one quilt is from cotton and two are wool applique to give to the parents in honor of their son's sacrifice...a number of friends are assisting with this project...we would love any patriotic colors and be so thankful!!!

Malinda said...

I am making quilts, little bags,table runners and lots of small items for a local senior's care facility to sell in their shop. Most of what I make is for kids, so some fabric specially for adults would be great! I'd like to try a jewel box quilt some day just for me, too. Thanks for sharing!

debbie said...

oh it would be so much fun to heve these scraps to make a stripy quilt with my Granddaughters! They just asked if they could learn to sew this summer ~ they're 8 & 6 yo.
thanks Laurie! Love all your lines.
Debbie :)

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