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Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Give-Away

Welcome to everyone hopping around in blog land for the Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Give-Away. A huge thank you to Debi for organizing this event. It’s sure to be a lot of fun.

If you’re new here, let me give you a brief tour of the Quilting Gallery site. Do you love to read quilting blogs? Well, here you’ll find the Quilting Bloggers Directory with more than 4,440 blogs from 71 countries. In the Quilt Shop Locator, you’ll find brick & mortar shops, online retailers, retreat facilities and long-arm quilters. In Quilter’s Market you’ll find fabulous quilting products. Coming soon, will be a world-wide geographic directory of Quilt Guilds.

Every week, I host a themed, virtual quilt contest. Everyone is welcome to participate. Enter a quilt yourself for this week’s Fall Splendor contest.

Do you like swaps? I’m currently hosting our ninth swap: a Candle Mat Swap designed by Sandi Andersen. Mail dates for this swap are November 15th (international) and November 22nd (domestic and Canada/USA). Hurry, registration closes October 5th. Register here.

Candle Mat Swap

Lastly, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter filled with all the latest happenings here at the Quilting Gallery including inspiring guest bloggers.

My Give-Away

Earlier this week, two huge boxes of fabulous hand-dyed fabrics arrived. I’ve selected 10 fat quarters for this give-away in gorgeous shades of Fall.

Additionally, I’ll be giving away a copy of the October issue of The Quilt Life magazine with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Have you seen this magazine yet? It’s really fantastic. I’ll have an article published in the December issue, on organizing your quilting life with Evernote.

To enter the give-away: share your favourite quilting tip in the comments below. What’s the one thing you now know that you wish you knew when you first started quilting? What’s the best advice you’d give to a new quilter? Winner will be randomly chosen on October 16th.

Click on the scarecrow to visit the list of participating bloggers:

The winner is #30 Sandi!

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This post was published on October 1st, 2010. Post topics: Other Stuff, Site News. Post tags: .

355 Responses to “Fall into Fall Quilters Blog Give-Away”

  1. Sharia Greenwood says:

    Since I am a new quilter I really don’t have any advice. However, the best tip I’ve learned is about how to rip out a seam. Take every third stitch out and pull the two peices of fabric apart. Sure beats ripping in the seam and making holes in my fabric!

  2. kylydia says:

    My tips would be to:

    a) quilt for yourself, not to be like all the other quilts you see online or in magazines

    b) go to your kitchen and get a ramekin, set it by your machine and deposit any loose threads, bitty scraps, etc. into it and dump when full – makes things tidier and more efficient

    c) finish your quilts. if you end up hating it, donate it, but finish it. All this wailing about Unfinished Objects should be used as a learning tool!

  3. Patricia Price says:

    My advise is to study all you can on quilting, whether it’s blogs, you tube or books from the library and then jump right in and try something small. Don’t worry about your finished product, just finished it! You will surprise yourself and be so proud!
    Have fun – Patti

  4. sandra says:

    Wish I could finish ALL I start All that are have been enjoyed!

  5. Donna says:

    Best tip I ever got was to clean my machine and wind 5 bobbins. When those 5 are empty, clean machine and wind 5 more. It gets you into the habit of cleaning and oiling your machine on a regular basis.

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