Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2012 Giveaway - Verona Pre-Cuts!


We Have A Winner!
The winner is Barb who said "The word "Verona" in your email drew me click over to your site and read more. I recently purchased two pieces and would love some more to go along! As for quilting, I am learning to use my long arm, still. Not sure what the learning curve is, but probably dependent on how much time I practice! But I still like to FMQ on my regular machine, too."
 
Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to Barb!
Happy May!  This month we're giving away a Verona Charm Pack, a Verona Jelly Roll and a Verona Apron Panel by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs!  It's a whole little bundle of Verona goodness!!!


Just leave a comment to be entered to win.  Lately, I've been getting to the finish line on several of my quilts and I'm debating how I should quilt some of them.  Sooo.....I'd love to hear what method you prefer - do you quilt them at home on your own machine?  Do you send them out to a professional quilter?  Do you do them by hand?  Or do you do ties?  Or is there another method that I'm completely unaware of or forgetting about?


Just leave your comment by Wednesday, May 9.  We'll pick a winner on Thursday, May 10, 2012.


Oh....I'm still tallying up results from the last giveaway....that's the one where I asked what your favorite style of fabric is.  And thanks to everyone who left a comment for the last Giveaway!


Good Luck and Happy Sewing,
Jenny

118 comments:

robin said...

I've never sent a quilt away to be quilted - have tried button-tacking, straight line machine quilting, and am going to venture into free-motion soon.

Annemart Berendse said...

Hand quilting. And some machine quilting. But quilting by check is not my choice!

RSHudson said...

I've done both machine quilting (assorted straight-line styles) and hand quilting. Thanks for chance to win! EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net

Sallie said...

I machine quilt baby and lap size quilts. Otherwise, I take them to a friend that has a long-arm. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I've only done straight-line sticking.. i'm not too skilled but hoping to get into free motion soon as my LQS is buying a long arm machine to rent out!

jlk said...

I quilt them all myself. I have a machine on a frame -- not quite a long arm, but much bigger than my regular machine.

Lisa Marie said...

I am fortunate to have a mid-arm machine and use it to do almost all my quilting. I can do free motion stippling but haven't mastered other free motion designs, so I do lots of pantographs. For the style of quilts I make, that works great. After quilting on a frame I'm not interested in quilting anything bigger than a table runner on my regular sewing machine.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

If I get close, I start another one. I've quilted a couple myself, but keep thinking I need to learn more or send them out for quilting....catch 22

koryander said...

I quilt at home I have two boys and getting to my quilt group is impossible. I am macjine quilting a scrappy quilt right now and Iam loving it

DebrafromMD said...

I have a mid-arm quilting machine to finish my tops. Unfortunately, it isn't set up at the moment after a recent home remodel. I need to take care of that.

Melissa said...

I quilt them on my home machine and lately I have been going back and forth between FMQ stippling and straight line echo quilting.

sandra said...

I would like to hand quilt but my hands can't do that anymore so I either send them out or I am trying to learn to machine quilt, mostly straight lines right now. Thanks for give away. Blessings Sandra

Kris said...

My only quilt done (so far) was quilted by a long arm artist. I'd love to learn to do it myself one day on my machine.

Thanks for a chance.

Mimi said...

Awesome giveaway!! I always handquilt - it takes time but I love the look!

Jennie P. said...

I love Verona! Thanks for the chance to win it! I quilt at home. I wouldn't want to take the most fun part of quilting and let someone else do it for me. :) Of course if you don't think that's the most fun part, then it's a great option to send it to someone else, but I wouldn't trust anyone else with my quilts.

lesli said...

I've done ties and machine quilting...would LOVE to get brave enough to quilt one by hand...and try free-motion too!

Gwen W in cinci said...

I quilt with my regular machine - too stubborn (or cheap?) to hire a long-arm quilter! btw - love the snazzy pink stripes!

Shannon said...

Always, always, always quilt my own, on my mid-arm, free-motion, with a little straight line. If someone else quilts it, it's not really "mine"! Then again, I love FMQ nearly as much as I love piecing, so it doubles the amount of fun I get from each quilt . . .

Theresa said...

I've done my quilts by hand, simply because I don't know how to machine quilt!!! I would love to learn how to do it, though, cause it will go much faster~
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Paula said...

Love Verona!

sandyb said...

Love the fabric! I do them by handquilting and by tie. I am trying to get courage enough to machine quilting. I have been watching some tutorials and am going to try a small project. I love blogs. I only knew what one was less than a year ago and I have learned so very much from the many I follow and read each and every day! Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Diann said...

I've done hand quilting, tying, and simple machine quilting. I've never sent a quilt off or done the envelope style thing. What I'd most like is to get better at machine quilting.

Jen said...

I totally prefer sending my quilts to the long-arm quilter.... but lately, I can't afford it so much... so it's been struggling with them on my little machine.... And it's not so bad! Thanks for the chance to win!

Xenia said...

I quilt them myself. First I did free-motion on my machine, basting and then starting in the middle, moving out to the borders. Now I have a machine in a frame, but the window is just 6" so I mostly trace pantos with a laser pointer. .. I would love to win this month, Verona is gorgeous and I want to make that apron!

Tanya said...

I've made 1 large quilt and tied it, the others have been small so I just stitch on my machine.
Love that fabric!

Becky S. said...

I send my quilts out to be quilted. I don't have the patience to hand or machine quilt them myself.I would much rather spend my free time piecing.
Thanks for the great giveaway. I LOVE Verona!!!

Lee Ann L. said...

I quilt mine at home on my machine when I am courageous enough. :-)

scottylover said...

I am hand quilting a full size quilt now and it is taking forever! Doesn't help that it was 90 here today! YIKES! I have several tops I need to quilt. Haven't been able to figure out free motion quilting at all so they are all waiting until I can afford to have some one quilt them for me or I can hand quilt them. May be a while! :)
Sandy A

Amy @ Amy Giggles Designs said...

I have quilted mine at home with my machine, but I try to keep it pretty simple. My grandma has made almost all 54 members of our family quilts and she ties them. They are definitely a family tradition and I even have two!

Irina said...

I've never sent my quilt to be quilted, I like doing FMQ and Im still learning, so I think I need the practice!

Deb said...

No, I've never sent a quilt off...I usually just try to quilt it myself on my small machine. I signed up for the Craftsy class called Large Quilts on Small Machines, but I've not yet been able to access it online.

Plus....I live near Verona, VA!!!! I'd love to win this fabric.

Debra Lee said...

I love quilting my own. Straight line is my favorite!

Sarah said...

I've only actually finished quilting 1 quilt, and I'm in the middle of another. The first I did on my normal machine, which was pretty difficult. The one I'm working on now I'm doing by hand. It's just taking a loooooong time. I don't really want to send a top of mine off for someone else to quilt...then it wouldn't really feel like mine. :)

Kate R said...

I have done both hand and machine quilting but think I prefer machine. (I say "think" because I'm still relatively new at it!) I haven't yet sent a quilt away to be quilted - maybe one day.

Stacy Alexandra said...

I send mine out to be quilted. I have a fabulous long arm quilter in my town, she is a true artist. Best of all if you are not sure what design you want you can hand over the reigns to her and she will pull the design from the fabric on your quilt. It is nice to be able to go in and say, "do what you think is best" and have complete confidence in her.

Kathy MacKie said...

I prefer to send my quilts out but will do smaller projects myself!

Peach Rainbow said...

I am a beginner with a little Hand quilting and machine quilting experience. would love to learn free motion quilting :D
Thanks for the chance!

ritainalaska said...

i sent one out for quilting ... it was to big for me to handle. now i just make lap size and do them myself, one of which i tied. i did the rest on my machine, and now that i have a machine with a 10 inch throat, it's a breeze!

Sunnybec said...

I machine quilt mine, can't afford to send them out and I have never tried hand quilting (yet!) Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

Teresa F. said...

I hand quilt or use my domestic sewing machine. Unfortunately there aren't any long arm quilters in Portugal and it's way too expensive to send my quilts abroad.

Cathy said...

I use my sewing machine for all of my quilting. My one and only hand quilted project was an over sized queen double wedding ring quilt for my parents which resulted in me "discovering" I really did need bifocals and a strong desire never to hand quilt anything that big again! Thanks for the chance to win some of the gorgeous Verona fabric.

cae said...

I've only done machine quilting - not sure I have the patience for hand quilting like my mother. I love the riley blake apron - five little granddaughters keep me busy with their girly girl request -

Hannah said...

The 2 small quilts I have completed were sewn on my sewing machine. Next up is a casual picnic quilt made from old denim that I plan to tie. I have the fabric for a queen-size quilt, and I imagine I'll try to quilt by machine--sending it off would be nice, though!

B Greene said...

I sent one away to be hand-quilted, but that was more the situation than my preference. I am planning to machine quilt my next one on my home machine. Wish me luck!!! Thanks for the chance to win - I love Verona!!

brenna said...

I send mine away, although I have done a couple myself, with straight line quilting.

Diane H said...

Years ago I always quilted by hand but now I do them on my domestic sewing machine. I looove the look of long arms and one day will make a special quilt to be sent out.
Thanks for a chance.

Mom2RyandSis said...

So far I have only quilted on my own machine at home :) Thanks for the chance to win such cute fabric!!

Denise in PA said...

what a wonderful bunch of fabrics - thanks so much for the chance to win! I feel very fortunate that I have a longarm to finish my quilts with. Prior to that I used my Juki TL98E to quilt my quilts. Before that, I just didn't get them done - LOL!

Stacey said...

I have done some of my own (very basic) machine quilting, and I have sent one out. My next quilt I am going to try tying. I love that look. Thanks so much for the chance!

Dana Gaffney said...

I quilt all of my quilts myself on my sewing machine. I wouldn't attempt anything over a twin size though. I enjoy free motion and lately the blogs have exploded with tips and lessons, so I've been doing a lot of different designs. Thanks.

Tracy said...

I do my own on my machine and have done a few small hand quilting projects. Thanks for the chance for lovely fabric!

Michelle said...

Free-motion is my go-to. Thanks for the chance to win.

Mike Pearson said...

Free motion on my home machine. It's my favorite part of the quilting process!!!

Kristy said...

I've yet to make my first quilt....sewing a lot instead, but I'd like to make a quilt and use ties as I have one from my great aunt like this I love.
Thanks or the giveaway! :)

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win this giveaway.

debbiekl said...

I've only made one quilt, which did at home on machine. I don't like the idea of sending it out - feels like someone else did my work and that it's not "my" success.

ShirleyC said...

I've done a couple by hand, but since my hands don't work as well as they used to, my next ones will be sent to someone to do by machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Gail said...

I'm just learning. I would like to hand quilt.

Jess said...

I love quilting with my domestic machine - I try to learn a new FMQ motif or two with each quilt. I do hope to get a long arm one day though!

Michelle Hudak said...

I'm making my very first quilt now, a baby quilt and I'm going to try my hand at finishing it myself on my machine. It will be the most basic of quilting since I'll be so afraid to ruin it.

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

I machine quilt them...somtimes in straignt lines, sometimes in allover meander...NEVER with a template...I am not able to be so accurate!

Fran said...

I've machine quilted all of my quilts - I have to admit that it's so much easier since I upgraded to a Janome with bigger throat space. I mainly do straight line or wavy line quilting.

Billy'sgirl said...

I have to admit, I have never learned to hand quilt, so I machine quilt my bags and baby and lap quilts. But when I make that first queen-size quilt, I think I'll opt for a professional long-armer.

jane said...

wow - looks like most everyone does machine -- maybe you should go ahead and do machine for your beloved granny square quilt. you can enjoy it much faster. don't put me in drawing as i don't quilt anymore and i am your mom.

Barbara Coppock said...

I hand and machine quilt. Prefer hand quilting. More of a keep sake item. Love your materials. Barbara Coppock

Wanda said...

Always machine quilt except for one that we did the knots at the corners of the blocks. Can't remember the name of the method right now. We did it because it just fit the feel of the quilt. We as in hubby and I.

elletaylor said...

I send out some of my quilt tops to the long arm quilter at my local quilt shop. I also am teaching myself to free motion quilt! Hard, but rewarding!! I don't care for hand quilting so much.....how can I pass up a chance for fabric by Emily Taylor, my daughter's name!!!!!!

ANN said...

LOVE THE FABRIC! I MACHINE QUILT
ALL MY QUILTS AND I HAVE LEARNED THE PATTERNS BY TRIAL AND ERROR. I HAVE DONE ALL SIZES AND THE LARGE ONES ARE BULKY BUT I GET THEM THRU.

Nancy said...

I machine quilt the majority if my quilts. Although if they are bigger than lap size I get someone else to do it for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Denny1600 said...

My husband and I are longarm quilters, so I quilt my quilts on our longarm machine. In between client quilts. Sometimes I'll use my quilts as practice for what I'll do on the next client's quilt.
Before the longarm, I quilted them myself on my domestic sewing machine. Quite a chore!

Anastasia said...

I machine quilt. It's not the best in the whole world but I'm getting better.

Jen said...

I machine quilt most of my quilts. Sometimes I hand quilt but not if they are too big! ;) I usually do a free motion design of some sort.

tamara said...

I have sent out a couple of quilts in the past but now I do them myself on the machine. Nothing fancy but it is less expensive!

Sally said...

Hand quilting is what I do most, but I just took a class on a long arm machine. So much faster but I need more practice.

Lynn said...

Love Verona! The apron panel is so cute. I quilt most small projects by hand. I've machine quilted but, mostly straight lines. I'm considering sending out the quilt top I just completed because it is so big. Thank you for the opportunity to win. Lynn

free indeed said...

I do the machine quilting myself but I would love to send one out someday. When I get to making a special quilt and a queen or bigger, that's my plan. I am so liking the Verona line...bought some yardage from you about 2 months ago.

Annelies said...

As somone who teaches 3 - 4 quilt classes per week, I can't afford to have all my quilts done on a long arm. So....I taught myself to quilt on my machine and it has worked out GREAT!!!!

TxGranny said...

I've only done hand quilting in the past, of course that was many years ago. Would love to learn machine quilting, especially since I now have a new machine. I would love to win a "Bundle of Verona Goodness"!! Your site is really beautiful, it's been awhile since I've been on. God Bless you and Mr. SewFab...

Katmartin said...

I do mine at home on my old Bernina. She is such a good old girl and does a great job. I would love to send a few quilts to some quilters I know that do beautiful work. Someday I will make the right quilt for that.

Katmartin said...

I do mine at home on my old Bernina. She is such a good old girl and does a great job. I would love to send a few quilts to some quilters I know that do beautiful work. Someday I will make the right quilt for that.

Elita Sharpe said...

I hand quilt, machine quilt, and long arm, liking all in different circumstances. I have also tied but it's not my favourite. I have a small business in Geneva, Switzerland, and get all sorts of requests. :-) Thanks for the opp to win some beautiful fabrics!

HeLlouise said...

Hi there I mainly do machine quilting because I live in tropical nth queensland australia. I do love a nice piece of hand quilting though espeially if it is on a cushion, sorry salivating . hmmm I just love all things patchwork and quilting stitching e.t.c
quilty hugs
helen
nth qld australia

HeLlouise said...

Hi everyone, I mainly domestic machine quilt as I live in tropical far nth queensland australia. although I do love a nice piece of hand quilting on a smaller item. hmmm salivating i do love my patchwork and quilting and stitching
quilty hugs
helen australia

Margaret said...

Hi Jenny,

Until now, I've always done my own quilting, but after struggling with my first queen size quilt, I decided that anything that large will get done by a professional. Sometime I need to learn to do hand quilting . . .

Deb said...

I always quilt on my home machine...usually straight line or free motion.

Pat said...

I've hand quilted only one quilt so far and I've machine quilted the last 3 (one twin size and 2 baby quilts)which I found to be challenging. I'd love to have the next one professionally quilted...
Love this fabric collection!

Sharon H of Tenn said...

I send all of mine out as my hands and shoulders complain too much, so had to shut them up.lol. Thanks for the chance to win.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

The word "Verona" in your email drew me click over to your site and read more. I recently purchased two pieces and would love some more to go along! As for quilting, I am learning to use my long arm, still. Not sure what the learning curve is, but probably dependent on how much time I practice! But I still like to FMQ on my regular machine, too.

kbzelazny said...

I always machine quilt. Thanks so much!

Sandyser said...

I free motion and stitch in the ditch the quilts that I can handle on my sewing machine (I don't have a long arm machine). The others I send out. Thanks for the chance to win the Verona pre-cuts. I love them.

Quilting with Jannette said...

For right now, I'm kind of stuck with stitching in the ditch on my home sewing machine - but, if I get a new fancy machine with a larger throat space, I might try FMQ....maybe

Quilting with Jannette said...

For right now, I'm kind of stuck with stitching in the ditch on my home sewing machine - but, if I get a new fancy machine with a larger throat space, I might try FMQ....maybe

Mindy said...

I can't afford to hire a professional long armer to quilt mine, so I'm learning the quilt as you go method.

BLEONARD02@TAMPABAY.RR.COM said...

THE METHOD I ENJOY THE BEST IS HAND QUILTING IN SECTIONS, THEN PIECE TOGETHER WITH BORDERS

Rhonda D. said...

I have always done hand quilting. I would love to try FMQ with my
treadle machine. That is what I plan on doing next. I have never
had a quilt sent to a professional
quilter. Thanks for the chance to win!

Grace Mauer said...

I've been machine quilting all my quilts, as it is a much cheaper way. Thanks for giving me a chance to win.

Karrie S said...

I machine quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric!

Wind said...

I am pretty chicken when it comes to the actual quilting. Stitch in the ditch mostly. And it is boring. Help

Wind said...

I am pretty chicken when it comes to the actual quilting. Stitch in the ditch mostly. And it is boring. Help

Marcia W. said...

I hand quilt, which takes a very long time. And, I want to learn to machine quilt on my home machine. However, since usually make queen to king sized quilts, don't quite know how to organize this. Verona would be a wonderful fabric to use.

craftytammie said...

i mostly machine quilt at home. but i would love to be able to send them out!

Lizzie said...

I'm better at hand quilting than machine quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

hueisei said...

I'm into hand quilting! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sue said...

I have done hand and machine quilting but would love to get a but would like to get a real machine quilter but they are so expensive!


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Gale said...

I send out some for quilting and quilt some myself on my regular machine - depends on if my shoulders feel like wrestling with the quilt or not. Thanks for the chance to win.

Nancy Trumble said...

I send out the quilts I am putting in a show of County Fair. I quilt on my machine the quilts I am giving to charitys such as CPS. I have tied quite a few that I was giving away. Love your fabric sight.Thanks for a chance to win.

Gretchen said...

Love the colors in this line. I always have good intensions of quilting quilts myself but I don't really like to quilt on my home machine. I usually end up sending them out to a long-armer or more likely, the tops pile up.

Anonymous said...

I love to machine quilt my own quilts unless they are queen size....unfortunately, I've only done a handful of quilts....maybe this is the year to finish all (well, some...let's not get carried away!) of my unfinished quilt projects!!!

Connie Hendryx

WandaFish said...

I've machine quilted a couple of baby blankets and if I ever actually finish any of my WIPs then I'm planning to try both hand and machine quilting :)
Thanks for the lovely giveaway :)

Nancy said...

I wish I had the $ to send them out. I am fascinated with hand quilting now. I've done some hand piecing and really enjoyed it, so might try that.

kari said...

I have always quilted them myself although I really need to get a better machine

Thanks!

Kari dot stewart at me dot com

Sue D said...

I sent out my first quilt, but have just joined a class to learn how to hand sew and machine quilt. Each quilt is personal and will require a different approach. It will be good to have the skills to make a choice.

dianalyn said...

i do different depending on the quilt. babies i usually hand quilt it all. larger ones i either tie or some i quilt as i do the squares. i want to teach myself the freemotion quilting. gonna give it a try soon.

Suzy said...

I'm a random machine quilter. I mean I use free-motion quilting in a random pattern. This method works great on most quilts and once you get going, it is fun to meander! Less stressful than following a line or a particular pattern. If you are learning to machine quilt, this is a good method to practice. Thanks for entering me in your give away!

OhioLori said...

Am pretty new to Quilting....did a few small hand quilting projects, but have hand-tied mostly....tho did a few Wallhanging size on my sewing machine. Am working up to machine quilting small quilt tho....just havin VERY cold feet about it! LOL

Elizabeth said...

I have machine quilted all my quilts at home. Lately I've just been doing an allover stipple pattern. Thanks!

Binks said...

OMGosh! I so love this line. SO sweet. Hope I get a chance to play with this gorgeous fabric...

Mare said...

I've only completed 2 quilts (notice I said completed)and I used a decorative stitch on my machine. :)