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Friday Give-Away – Inchie Quilts

Friday Give-Aways from the Quilting Gallery

Congratulations to last week’s winner #13 Trish. She won the custom quilted baby quilt from Donna Westerkamp. Thanks Donna for the unique give-away.

This week’s give-away is from Nadine Ruggles of DreamWeaver’s Quilts Studio. Included in the give-away is a copy of her book, Inchie Quilts and the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool and Ruler Set.

About Nadine:


Nadine Ruggles has been sewing and crafting since childhood, and was caught by the quilting bug in 1990. She wanted to make "just one (large) quilt" for the bed, and, of course, couldn’t stop quilting after that. Being mostly self-taught, Nadine sees each new quilt as a challenge, and she applies her special talents for fabric selection, precision piecing, elegant quilting and unexpected embellishments to traditional blocks to create innovative quilt art pieces.

Nadine lives in Angelbachtal, Germany, where she teaches classes and workshops in a variety of quilting and embellishment techniques. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her machine quilting and innovative piecing. Her quilts have been exhibited across the United States in quilt shows, galleries and museums, and her newest work and techniques are featured in Inchie Quilts, published by the American Quilter’s Society.

Nadine has an entertaining blog and an online shop. Be sure to also check out The Daily Stitch a favourite morning read of mine.

Inchie Quilts:

Inchies Quilts book cover

Quilted and embellished with beads, crystals, fibers, and found objects, each is a miniature work of art. Inchies can be incorporated into traditional, contemporary, and art quilts as an integral part of the quilt design. They add dimension and interest to quilts both large and small. You can even rearrange the Inchies because they are attached with Velcro® tape!

This is a mixed technique and pattern book that provides complete instructions for those who like to follow a pattern as well as many ideas that will inspire fabric artists to innovate and adapt the Inchie techniques and concepts to their own quilts in new ways.

Check out the Inchie Quilts web site for more information and you can even get daily inspiration with the Daily Inchie delivered to your inbox or RSS reader.

InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool and Ruler Set

InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool and Ruler Set

Design and make Inchies quickly and easily with the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool and Ruler Set. The InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool and Ruler Set is just what you need to make planning and cutting Inchies easy!

Use the double-sided InchieSee Viewer Tool with the Inchie-sized window to preview light or dark fabrics for Inchies or to fussy cut motifs. The InchieDo Ruler has very thin lines, open intersections and fussy cut centering marks to make it easy to keep your Inchies on the "straight and square". Great for Inchies, Twinchies, ATC’s and other small scale patchwork and embellishments. Easy to use, and complete instructions and tips included!

To enter the give-away, please leave a comment below. The contest closes September 24, 2009. One winner will be randomly chosen.

Christmas Swap - Inchie Ornaments

Inchie Ornaments – Christmas Swap

Nadine also created the fabulous Inchie Ornaments Tutorial for the first-ever Inchie Ornaments swap hosted by the Quilting Gallery. Come join the fun trying this new technique and make some new friends.

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to #45 Laura West Kong on winning the Inchie Quilts Book and ruler/tool set.

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89 Responses to “Friday Give-Away – Inchie Quilts”

  1. Kelly says:

    Wow, I can see many uses for these inchies. Thank you for your weekly drawings and for those that donate them.

  2. Debi R says:

    Inchies sound like a heck of a lot of fun. Thanks for the contest!
    .-= Debi R’s latest post: =-.

  3. Shiree says:

    I’ve just visited Dreamweavers Quilts Studio, what a wonderful site!! lots of wonderful inspiration,
    I’m really interested in these Inchie quilts, what a concept!
    .-= Shiree’s latest post: OOOPS…. =-.

  4. Mariana says:

    Great Giveaway!
    .-= Mariana’s latest post: Monday Update! =-.

  5. gill says:

    count me in please

  6. sheila says:

    having just discovered Inches and entered the swap, I would love to be counted in please
    .-= sheila’s latest post: SISTERS ACROSS THE WORLD =-.

  7. Annelise says:

    Oh, I would love to win Nadine’s bokk in this great Give-Away!

    Hugs from Annelise in Denmark
    .-= Annelise’s latest post: Noah’s Ark BOM færdig =-.

  8. Chrys says:

    Would love to win this!
    .-= Chrys’s latest post: Got my copy… =-.

  9. Deborah says:

    I’ve been wanting to try inchies so this would make a good start!
    .-= Deborah’s latest post: My Pride and Joy =-.

  10. Tina Reed says:

    I have made inchies with paper, but never with fabric. Will definitely have to give this a try!

    Thanks Michele for this and everything…will get your link up on my wall!

    .-= Tina Reed’s latest post: My Summer Mini Swap Quilt =-.

  11. Pat Castonguay says:

    Love the book, and the gadget!!!! Would love to win this one.

  12. Ellen Lai says:

    I would love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Karen Knapp says:

    these are very neat. My daughter would even make them with me. And getting a teenager in high school to do anything with you is a challenge. I hope I win!!

  14. Mary LeTard says:

    Sounds like a great new technique!

  15. Tracy Conradt says:

    What a neat giveaway. Thanks!

  16. Aleeda says:

    I love techniques that allow people to try new techniques without huge commitments of time or money. If you like it, you can try it again, and/or on something larger.

  17. Lorri says:

    The inchie quilt looks interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Rachelle DeMunck says:

    Looks interesting! I’ll have to put this in my “Christmas Wish List”.

  19. Christine Gardner says:

    Have been drooling over this book in the bookstore…maybe it wants to find it’s way to my house!

  20. TheaM says:

    INCHIES RULE!!! love to get my hands on those specialty tools – that would be awesome to have – I’m enjoying the ‘daily inchie’ and hope to make dozens of these for Christmas. Getting started today! I have just the right sparkly white fabric – can’t wait to get started.

  21. I am always looking for new art quilt techniques and ideas, and would love to win this book and tool set.
    .-= Jeanne McBrayer’s latest post: Ashe County Quilt Show: Traditional Quilts =-.

  22. cindylee says:

    inchies plus are my thing. the inch and a half size seems perfect for me. i have even put several together as my name badge for quilt guild meetings. would love the inspiration the book and cool tools would provde. thanks.

  23. Deb says:

    How adorable are these! Please enter me as well. Thank you!

  24. Patti says:

    i love giveaways! what fun!

  25. Patricia Wood says:

    Congrats Trish!

    I am very curious about this new technique, Inchies. I’d love to learn more about this type of quilting, oh please let me win!!

  26. Pam Haag says:

    Inchy tools, sounds like a lot of fun. Especially with all the scraps I have, would be a great fun way to use them to make quilts for all the seasons. I hope I win…..HEHEHE

  27. Rene' says:

    I have read a lot about the Inchies and would like to try the technique. Sounds like fun.

  28. jay dodds says:

    Inchies are really fun to make and to share!

  29. Doreen Kennedy says:

    Sounds good! Something new!

  30. Stephanie D says:

    I saw this mentioned a few months back, but haven’t gotten around to trying it. What a wonderful jump-start this would be! Please enter my name. Thanks!
    .-= Stephanie D’s latest post: Movie Trivia Answer 9/19 =-.

  31. Diana Wilsey Geer says:

    Itching to inchie!

  32. Kate Pangbourne says:

    I am thrilled to have discovered Inchies! I really need something small but fascinating, that I can withdraw into as I am really stressed at the moment! I’m thinking Christmas inchies already…
    I think I might see if I can get my children into this too – big stitch inchies???

  33. Wendy says:

    What a fun new technique! I’d love to try this. I’ll be linking to the Inchie Ornament tutorial on my blog, and my Christmas and Quilting pages. Thanks for the info!
    .-= Wendy’s latest post: Rudolf the Woodland Reindeer =-.

  34. I’ve never made an inchie, but am very curious about them. I would love to win this and learn more!
    .-= treevillemary’s latest post: =-.

  35. Charis Cranford says:

    I SOOOO want this stuff!

  36. Leah says:

    I would love to see how these tiny jewels are incorporated into quilts.
    .-= Leah’s latest post: A place for my knitting needles =-.

  37. Cheryl says:

    What a great giveaway – I hope I’m not too late to be entered to win!
    .-= Cheryl’s latest post: Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian =-.

  38. What a generous thing to do! Quilters love books and yours look delightful!

  39. cynthia says:

    well i never what an inchie was until i joined quilters gallery and started participating in these swaps! i am hooked and addicted to this wonderful website and the swaps! thank you so much, i would love to win!! cynthia

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