Sew Mama Sew Giveaway DAY!

Posted by on December 7, 2016 in give away | 122 comments

I love to participate in Sew Mama Sew giveaway day.  I often miss it but today I opened my emails early enough and thought YAY!  let’s do this!  So, for sewers all over the world, I would like to offer THREE sewing patterns from my pattern shop and the e-book of my book , Sewing to Sell.  To USA residents, I will send you a copy of my book (or if you prefer, you can have the ebook instead!

dont-miss-it-2My book, Sewing to Sell has been out for almost 2 years already!  I am so proud of this book and so happy that it has helped so many people!

11060_frontcover_fullsizeLeave a comment here and tell me a couple of things you are making your loved ones for the holidays!  Quilts?  Pillows?  Organizers?  Toys?  I can’t wait to read your comments!  the Giveaway will close on Sunday, Dec 11th at 5PM.  Good Luck!


WINNER CHOSEN!  No more comments please :) Margaret Schindler was the winner!  She answered ” I love making quilts for gifts”  thanks Margaret!



  1. I am making some little “sacks” for putting presents in. I am using the MBS “candy sack” tutorial. It is a lot of fun. I have mostly everything cut out, but now I just need to find time to sew (without waking my little ones up in the room next door.)

  2. Not a whole lot of sewing going on this year! Awesome giveaway!

  3. I am making leggings and a plush toy for my daughter.

  4. I made several rope bowls this year for Christmas gifts. I just finished a big quilting project for my son’s wedding and haven’t had much time to sew yet. Hopefully I’ll get a few things done before Christmas gets here. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

  5. Hi, This is the first year that I am making gifts for Christmas. So far, I made my sister a tote bag and my granddaughter a doll quilt. I have not been at the sewing machine for years, but looking at the wonderful patters that have come out, I will be stuck there for years. I enjoy every project that I have completed and look forward to trying many more.

  6. 2 ispy quilts, a table runner, a pillow, and some pincushions. A lot of sewing for me!

  7. Your patterns are so cute! This year I have a new baby so the homemade gifts are restricted to some treats from the kitchen like cookies and granola.

  8. I am making composition notebook covers and grocery bags. Thanks.

  9. Not sure if my previous comment went through. My computer froze. Feel free to delete the duplicate!

    Your book is lovely. We’ve perused it at the store. We’ll be making some doll clothes and probably throw in some last minute projects to make life crazy :)

  10. I’ve completed lots of Christmas sewing this year – pillowcases, Cargo Duffle bags, sets of hand puppets (with matching book and drawstring bag), sets of finger puppets, Eunice bags, flex frame bags, simple kids wallets … I’m working on snowman drawstring bags right now, too :) I’m sure there are other items but I can’t think of them off the top of my head 😀

  11. Trying to finish up a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle afghan for the soon-to-be 4 year old grand daughter.

  12. making tablerunners

  13. I’ve been so busy making quiet books for my etsy shop, I haven’t had time to think about sewing anything else. Why do I do this to myself every year? Ah well. Somebody’s got to fund the hobby.

  14. I’m making a pouch and a table runner for my mom for Christmas.

  15. I am making zipper pouches for my family. They are useful for so many things!

  16. I made some rope bowls this year and a bag

  17. I am making some mini bag ornaments. I wanted to make a poinsettia pillow, but I don’t think I’ll get to it this year.

  18. I’m sewing mermaid tails and shark tails for others to give for Christmas!

  19. I’m making pocket pillows for the kids and zipper pouches for the ladies this year Thank you for the giveaway!

  20. I love making quilts fr gifts

  21. I love to make gilts as gifts

  22. I have several quilts ready for Christmas gifts!

  23. I am making ornaments this year, hand sew felt cats, & painted ornaments. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • correction, sewn felt cats

  24. I making a quilt for my daughter!

  25. I need to make us all stockings this year

  26. I just had a baby 2 weeks ago so no handmade gifts from me this year !!

  27. I am making pajamas for the grandkids and a new Christmas tree skirt.

  28. I’m making aprons for my sisters!

  29. Covered notebooks for twin and my kiddos’ teachers (love that pattern!). Pencil pouches. Two dolls for my daughter. I’m covering some bulletin boards with appliqued fabric for my mom and brother-in-law. :)

  30. I’m making stockings this year.

  31. I’ve made a pillow for my daughter’s dorm room to match her quilt

  32. I’m making PJ bottoms for my son and an apron for my daughter

  33. finishing off some kennel quilts for a local shelter and if I have time a lulu llama too

  34. I’m making a table runner and a quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  35. I’ll be finishing up some pillow covers for the new year. Thanks for the chance!

  36. Im making aprons placemats and potholders for my family.

  37. The only thing I REALLY have to finish by Christmas is a quilt for my 4-year-old, but I’m also trying to do a table runner for my mom, a bag for my sister, and various knitted/crocheted items for other family members. Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. My only “must do” project is to finish up a quilt for my 4-year-old, but I’m also working on a table runner, a bag, and various knitted/crocheted gifts. Thanks for the giveaway (and apologies if this posts twice, I got an error the first time).

  39. Working on a felt stocking for my newest daughter.

  40. I’m making simple circle skirts for my daughters.

  41. I’m making ornaments for my buddies at work!

  42. Ooh, great giveaway! My girls are getting sewing machines for Christmas, and some of these patterns would be perfect for them to try! This year’s handmade holidays includes zippered pouches for teachers, placemats for my mom, and new elf pjs : )

  43. I made placement s, tabletoppers and a few quilts

  44. Your book looks GREAT. Thanks for the chance to win. I do make all the kids I know a new funky pillowcase each xmas with a new bed pillow.

  45. I’m making a hat for my 1 year old niece, a paper pieced Star Wars cushion for my son and some pot holder/trivets as a thank you for my aunty who has helped with the school run this year. Not as much making as previous years but it’s been that kind of year. Best wishes to you and your family this holiday.

  46. I am making zippered bags but not so many.

  47. I am making some pillowcases and table runners.

  48. I am making fleece blankets and pillowcases for family and friends and two families that we adopted this year. The fleece blankets are so popular and loved.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  49. Tote bags, holiday circle napkins and purses but I wish there was more time! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I am making little zipper bags.

  51. I am trying to complete a quilt top, a baby blanket, and travel changing pad!

  52. I am making 2 quilts

  53. I’m making pillows, oven mitts, napkins & zipper pouches. Oh, and a quilt for my new baby niece (coming any day now!). Thanks for the chance to win! I made the messenger bag from your book for my daughter last year… such a great pattern!

  54. The only gifts I am making this year are for co-workers (do they qualify as “loved ones”?). I am making them all mini stockings. And a table runner for the gift exchange.

  55. Multiple quilts, atote bag, and a sewing travel kit.

  56. I’m making a quilt and have some embroidery projects in the works for friends!

  57. I usually make pouches and fabric trays, but I bought your llama pattern the other day because both of my girls fell in love with it.

  58. I am making small toys for my grandchildren. Still trying to figure out the perfect gift for a maker friend.

  59. I am finishing the last of 4 quilts. 60 ornaments done and 6 snow families finished.

  60. I’m working on clothes for my kids!

  61. I’m making baby gifts for my new grandson :)

  62. making Dala Horse Ornaments

  63. I made myself new holiday valances for the kitchen windows and will make a new tablecloth next….we will say they are for everyone lol

  64. I am making a baby quilt for some friends.

  65. I am making pjs and my baby needs a stocking!

  66. Trying to finish up a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle afghan.

  67. I’m making Christmas pjs for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win.

  68. I need your book!! I’m sewing bags for my granddaughters’ sewing supplies, hot pads for 13.9 baking dishes, potholders and trying to finish my son’s quilt (it won’t be quilted!) while trying to keep myself from starting another quilt before this one is done!

  69. I made lunch bags for my 2 girls, lap quilt for mother-in-law, some stuffed carolers for myself 😛

  70. I am making little red cross pouches to hold bandaids, chapstick, eye glass cleaners, and other little items.
    Thank you.

  71. I’m making some paper-pieced pot holders!

  72. They only thing I’ve made for gifts is a set of hanging Kitchen towels for my DIL. Otherwise, I’ve bought gift cards for everyone this year.

  73. I’m making a Noodle Head Divided Basket at the moment. Thanks!

  74. I am making almost all of my gifts handmade this year!! Fingers crossed I get them all done!! So far I have a quilt, pajamas, wallets, and an apron made and some mini crayon folios for my nieces and nephews in the making:)

  75. I’m making Camden bags for my 3 sisters & mom, a fleece blanket for great grandson & zippered m&m bags for great nieces. Thanks for helping us to give more.

  76. My niece is into softties right now, so I’m trying to decide what to make her. I’m also planning on making zippered bags for people; I got some cute Japanese fabric from Pink Castle Fabrics and then some coordinating solids at a local store.

  77. I’m making neck pillows, pillows and pouches this year.

  78. I’m making pouches and totes bags as gifts.

  79. I made quilts for my relatives for Christmas gifts this year. Thanks!

  80. I have just finished making 3 Christmas panels for family presents

  81. What a great giveaway opportunity!
    I have made my 8 year old son cat curtains and I have made both of my boys wallets!
    I am so excited for them to open them you would think I am getting the gifts! lol..
    This is my first year making any gifts and I hope they go over well!!

  82. I’m making a stocking for a grandson.

  83. I am sewing several things for Christmas gifts including a quilt and a travel sewing kit. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  84. I am making a quilt top to give my parents…then take it back to finish after Christmas lol Thanks!

  85. I have kind of been a scrooge this year. No sewing for friends or family. In the past I have made cup cozies, zippered bags, project bags, and toys.

  86. I’m making table toppers, runners and some fleece blanket and scarves.

  87. I am making quilts and quilted table toppers for family this year.

  88. I’m making tea towels that are appliqued with my scraps cut into fun shpaes.

  89. This year I’ve made crocheted washcloths, guinea pig ornaments, and pot holders. I’m hoping to make some tablet sleeves as well, and maybe some turtles with reversable shells.

  90. I am making zippered pouch bags.

  91. I am making my daughter a quilt. I’m binding it now and really have to work hard to get it finished in time. Fingers crossed! Many thanks for sharing!

  92. I usually make aprons and other kitchen stuff but I am so behind this year. Thanks!

  93. Jesse Tree Ornaments for Advent! Please visit my Etsy shop to see pictures.

    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

  94. I am helping my daughter w/ a Tetris quilt for a friend and making some felt ornaments for my family! thank you!

  95. Im making heat bags filled with rice!

  96. I love making items they will use like bags or sleep masks, as well as plush things. I obsess over softies.

  97. I’m making placemats and gift bags – I usually make something every year for my aunts.

  98. I am making stockings that were specially requested and wedge bags!

  99. Loooove your patterns! thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way! 😀 I am making jamma’s for the Kiddo’s & couple Grankiddo’s now! Always have made new jammies every year. :) Also crocheting dishrags to go with patchwork trimmed dishtowels…

  100. I’ve had so little time this year that I am only making very few things, but I did make a great taggy blanket for friends with a new baby! Happy holidays!

  101. Unfortunately no quilts right now, but I’m making lots of baby items for friends and family with little ones! That’s always fun…hats, sleeping bags, etc.
    Love your llama pattern, it would definitely be among my three choices!

  102. What a fun question! I discovered a few years ago that aside from making and creating quilts, I also love to make Pillowcases, stuffed Quilted Pillows, Table Runners and Placemats, Coasters and this year I stepped totally out of my bounds and started creating Holiday Wreaths! Everything we create is (at least for me) another door opening on creativity that I honestly never knew I had. It is like being a little kid again in so many ways. Hopefully, by the end of today, I will be enriching my blog (that has been null and void) and opening new doorways for myself there. I would love to win a copy of your book and wow 3 of your awesome patterns! Thank you for the opportunity! Have a fantastic creative day!

  103. I’m making felt superhero accessories for my niece and nephews!

  104. I am working on making baby blankets for some new nieces and nephews in the family!

  105. I’m making fleece blankets and Christmas stockings this year!

  106. Pillowcases for everyone! Thanks for the chance to win!

  107. I’m not sewing any gifts this year . Too much going on. I will be making some ornaments with my grandson though.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  108. Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve been a follower/customer of yous for years! I am working on a baby blanket, an advent calendar, and baby doll items for my little girl.

  109. Nothing sewn this Christmas – just knit hats and toys

  110. I am making a pillow for my friend and a knitting needle holder. :)

  111. I’m working on a table runner for my aunt for Christmas, and finishing a baby quilt for a friend!

  112. I am making a tshirt quilt for my son and one for my daughter out of their favorite tshirts that they have outgrown

  113. I am making flannel pj pants.

  114. I am making bags for everyone this year.

  115. This is the year of the bags. Lots and lots of bags

  116. I am making some totes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. I am making some blankets. Lovely giveaway!

  118. I am sewing a crib size Modernitional Bear Paw quilt for my grandnephew. I hope it gets done in time.

  119. HI, making placemats for our granddauahters! Thanks for your blog+giveaway!

  120. I’m making a coin purse for my Sis.

  121. I’m a little late, but I am making crayon holders and zipper pouches.

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