Monday, November 28, 2011

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #9: Quilting Arts Gifts

Here is a give-away for an item you need NOW if you want to whip up some hand-made Christmas gifts in a jiffy! It’s the 2011 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts – 148 pages of fabulous ideas, including two projects by moi! It retails for $14.99.
There’s an iPad sleeve, smartphone covers, tree skirt and fireplace screen ensemble, garlands, stockings, pillows, ornaments, floral brooches, table runners, coasters, journal covers, bags for wine bottles, laptop bag, journal covers, and tons more. Whew!

Plus, you get the recipe for my Tiropetes Greek appetizer, and my kids’ favorite, Chocolate Dream Pie. And lots more recipes by contributing artists. 
Here are my projects – Nametag Pouches: 

And Fire and Ice Candle Wraps:

Here’s your chance to win! Leave a comment after this post and tell me if you plan to make a hand-made gift for someone this year, and if so, what you are making. I’ll pull a name at random at 9 p.m. on Tuesday Dec. 6, and send you Quilting Arts Gifts 2011. And the winner is: Linecat!

Susan’s So Thankful Give-Away #8: EazyPeazy Patterns

I met Margaret Travis of EazyPeazy Quilts at Fall Quilt Market in Houston last year. This year she was back with some wonderful new designs, and she gave me some to share with you! (She is a wonderfully kind woman!)

EazyPeazy’s slogan is “Sew So Easy,” and Margaret aims to create patterns that are simple to make. Many would make great gift items, and hey – you could probably whip them up in time for the holidays. 

This Twistin’ Diamonds Tote uses ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable as a stabilizer, and the Double Diamond Ruler by Bright Quilting Notions to create the very cool (and easy) diamond pattern on the front of the tote. (Please note that these notions are not included in the pattern giveaway; sorry!)

Margaret’s MeeWow Bag would be great for a cat lover! Margaret recommends Soft and Stable for this bag, too:

And here is another stylish, yet easy to make tote bag: the Twist ’n Shop Tote. It has cute twisted handles, and uses Soft and Stable and the Sweet ’n Sassy Rombus Template by Creative Grids.
Make sure you check out Margaret’s Eazier Livin’ line. It includes products – such as a walker saddlebag and a wheelchair backpack – to make everyday life easier for people who use walkers or wheelchairs. 

Here’s your chance to win! Take a look at the EazyPeazy website, and then leave a comment after this post and tell me which of Margaret’s designs you like best. (It can be any of the patterns on the website, not just the ones here.) I’ll pull three names at random at 9 p.m. on Monday Dec. 5, and send you each a pattern. THE WINNERS: Marcia W., Woolen Sails, and Deb.