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Weekly Quilt Contest: Summertime Fun

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The theme for this week’s contest is Summertime Fun. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc. as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted). You are free to interpret this theme as you like.

Ebony Love from LoveBug Studios is back as this week’s sponsor to share her Blocks to Die For! The winner of this week’s contest will win a 6-month subscription to the magazine and everyone has a chance to win the latest issue below too.

Blocks to Die For! Magazine


Hi, I’m Ebony Love from LoveBug Studios, and this week I’d like to introduce you to my monthly digital magazine, called Blocks to Die For!

At its core, Blocks to Die For! is a digital magazine for fabric die cutting enthusiasts. We are committed to making your cutting and quilting a whole lot easier, so you can focus on doing what you love. (If you want to know all the ins & outs of the magazine itself, read this page.)

So you’ve taken the plunge and invested in a die cutter and a bunch of dies; and you’re sitting there thinking, “Now what?” You thought you could just pull the die out of the package, slap down some fabric, and BAM! A beautiful quilt emerges. Then you open a magazine, or a book, only to find all the instructions written in rotary code. “Now I have to translate?!? But I just want to quilt!”

We feel your pain, we know who you are, and we have a solution.

The concept is simple. We find cool quilt blocks, and we translate everything into die-cutting language. The magazine isn’t flashy, but every single page is one you can use, so you can do what you love most – quilt!

We know that the magazine isn’t for everyone, which is why we want to give you the opportunity to review it before you commit to a subscription. When you sign up for a Basic Account, you get free access to our first issue from August 2011. If you like it, you can purchase individual issues for $7; a six-issue subscription for $35, and a yearly subscription for $60.


BTDF has also evolved a bit since we first started, and we’ve moved away from separate cutting charts for each cutter to a universal system called EDeN™ (Equivalent Die Notation System.) This makes it possible for us to support a wide range of die cutters including those from Sizzix and AccuQuilt. We’re in the process of updating all our issues to reflect the changes, and we’ve gotten some really positive feedback from our subscribers to the new system.


The winner of this week’s contest will get a 6-issue subscription to the magazine.

Bonus for everyone: Sign up for a basic account and you’ll get free access to our first issue (August 2011). Plus, we’ll pick three additional winners to gain free instant access to our latest issue (June 2012) by answering the following question below in the comments. Winners will be selected randomly next Monday July 2nd.

Do you have a die cutter? If so, what machine do you have & what’s your favorite die? If you don’t have a die cutter, what project would you make if you had one?


Enter the Contest

Get your cameras out! To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by Friday, June 29, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, July 2, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).

Weekly Quilt Contest Links

Last Week’s Quilt Contest

Thanks to everyone who entered last week’s Embroidery/Stitchery quilt contest. Thanks also to Pastimes Online for donating an embroidery kit to the winner:

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This post was published on June 25th, 2012. Post topics: Special Features. Post tags: , .

2 Responses to “Weekly Quilt Contest: Summertime Fun”

  1. […] Ebony Love has donated a 6-month membership to her Blocks to Die For Magazine for this week’s winner. Plus everyone has a chance to win the June 2012 edition by leaving a comment here. […]

  2. Erica says:

    Loved all the Summer Time quilts! So hard to choose so congratulations to everyone!

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