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Vote Now & Give-Away: Appliqué Quilts

Quilters' Show & Tell

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Appliqué Quilts. Plus, I have a new sponsor to share with you this week.

This week’s guest judges are Lone from Lone’s Universe and myself. We’ll both have 100 bonus points to assign to four of our favourite quilts.

Give-Away and Bonus Savings from Bear Hollow Quilts & Such


Bear Hollow Quilts & Such is your online store for quality, reasonably priced fabric and quilting supplies. I try to provide the best fabrics, notions, books & patterns that I can. I specialize in beautiful snow dyed fabric, civil war reproduction fabrics and also hand dyed fabrics.

I sell zum soap and skin products, which are made from all natural products that are healthy for the skin and also for our environment. They smell great and are wonderful to use. I have a selection of gift items from Papaya Art ~ their products are both beautiful and functional.

Bear Hollow Quilts even has a section called the Bears Den where men can find great deals on name brands like Leatherman and Gerber. I hope you will check us out. Sign up for my newsletter for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate.


The quilter with the most votes (community and guest judge) will win an Ambrosia jelly roll by Kathy Davis for Free Spirit and a bar of Zum goats milk soap.


Plus one winner will be randomly selected from the comments below to win two Good Morning charm packs by Moda and a Zum Kiss lip balm.


To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: What’s your favourite size of quilting ruler and why? You have until Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

Bonus Savings: Save 20% off on your next order at Bear Hollow Quilts & Such. Use coupon code 37p5d at check-out. Offer valid until May 15, 2013.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s Appliqué Quilts:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, May 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced Monday evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to THREE favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Appliqué – Any Style

  • Flora and Fauna, Parts of the Garden (23%, 144 Votes)
  • Family Life on the Serengeti (14%, 84 Votes)
  • BATIK WAVE (13%, 79 Votes)
  • All Dressed Up (12%, 76 Votes)
  • My Grandmother's Rose of Sharon (11%, 70 Votes)
  • Flowers at the Cabin (10%, 62 Votes)
  • Africa (10%, 61 Votes)
  • Virgo Mermaid (9%, 58 Votes)
  • Trains, Planes and Bicycles (9%, 53 Votes)
  • The Hunter (8%, 52 Votes)
  • On the Rocks: Sometimes You Just Need to Get Away (7%, 42 Votes)
  • Rose of Hope (7%, 42 Votes)
  • Krazy Katz (6%, 38 Votes)
  • Teddy Bear Family album (6%, 37 Votes)
  • WHAT? (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Taylor's Quilt (6%, 34 Votes)
  • Toyland (5%, 32 Votes)
  • Oriental Expressions (5%, 30 Votes)
  • Margaret Griffiths (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Pablo (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Reading Owls (4%, 24 Votes)
  • Welcome To Leaf Springs (4%, 23 Votes)
  • Tribute to Mrs. Vigors (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Flowers for Sale (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Under the Stars (2%, 14 Votes)
  • Let It Snow! (2%, 12 Votes)
  • clothespin bag (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Railroad Underground Story Quilt. (2%, 10 Votes)
  • Flutterbye's (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Mustache Mini Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Best Dressed Bunny (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 614

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Quilts for Mom. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. Please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered in the past… let’s see something new! Also, it does NOT have to be a quilt you made for this year’s Mother’s Day.

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, May 10th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: May 3rd, 2013

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193 Responses to “Vote Now & Give-Away: Appliqué Quilts”

  1. ana ruiz says:

    !Son todos unos trabajos preciosos!!!

  2. Karee says:

    Rulers are funny things, some have specific purposes and some are general purpose.

    The reality is I love & use my 6×24 ruler all day long. It is always at the ready to help me cut into my stash.

    Second place would go to specific purpose rulers such as, Eleanor Burns’ Flying Geese rulers & Deb Tucker’s Wing Clipper Rulers – which are indispensable for perfect geese. But I have MANY favorites! Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates.

    Another used daily ruler: Fons & Porter’s Quarter Inch Seam Marker!

    A new ruler I am falling in love with is Sew Kind of Wonderful’s Quick Curve Ruler.

    Come on over and let’s play!

  3. Heidi says:

    Nice quilts this week!

  4. i don’t have any quilt ruler yet :( , just using ordinary ruler
    but i like seeing what quilter usually used, but i don’t know the name

  5. Kevyn says:

    I love my very old 6×24 ruler. It was my mothers and I inherited it when she passed away in 2006. I miss her so much, and I remember her each time I use her ruler…which is with every project.

  6. Bev C says:

    I mostly use the 6.5 by 24 inch ruler but I am finder that my 6.5 square ruler is very handy.

    Happy days.

  7. Nina Latimer says:

    Currently, my favorite ruler is The Omni grid 3″ x 18″ ruler. It is very useful for cutting strips for binding. Also I often need something a little longer than 12″, but the 24″ruler is too long !

  8. Mary says:

    I love the 6 1/2 in. square ruler. I love making hsts and it’s easie to make them a tad bit bigger than to fiddle with 7/8 in markings, and then square them up. I have found it works with most size patterns.

  9. Meg Plumeau says:

    For general purpose I use my 6 by 24 inch the most. but I am really enjoying learning to use my hex and more ruler from jaybird quilts as i work on my toes in the sand quilt.

  10. carol broughton says:

    I love my 6 x 24 ruler, it seems to be the handiest for most projects.

  11. susana says:

    Que difícil elegir! muchas bellezas .
    No tengo nada especial .Solo las reglas comunes de la escuela y una escuadra de dibujo.Todo en centímetros.

  12. Stephanie A says:

    My favorite ruler size is 3×18. It seems to work for most projects that I do and it’s so handy!

  13. Christa says:

    My favorite ruler is my 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 square ruler. Why? I use it to trim all those half-square triangles, flying geese, etc., so that my piecing is as accurate as can be!

  14. Sandra Visser says:

    My favorite ruler would have to be 6 1/2 x 24 inches. However I always have a 4 1/2 x 12 real handy.

  15. I have to say the 24″ lipped ruler that I got a garage sale. The gentlemans wife had passed away and he had a tub of all her sewing stuff. There were 3 rulers and a ton of fabric, most of the items I donated to my church. But I did keep the lipped ruler, love it.

  16. I use my 6″ square and my 12.5″ square equally and A LOT, but honestly, I think I’d be lost without my 6″ x 24″ ruler, even though I don’t use it as often.

  17. Rhoda Forbes says:

    I have a 15″ square that is my go to ruler for many things. Beautiful array of quilts this time.

  18. Johnne says:

    6 x 24 is wonderful for me!

  19. Jenn Vallimont says:

    My favorite ruler is my 6 inch by 24 inch for cutting width of fabric pieces. It is by far my most used ruler; however, I really like my 6 1/2 inch square ruler when I’m making HSTs. Love the charm packs.

  20. Frances says:

    6 inch X 24 inch is used most frequently.

  21. Rina Mason says:

    I am a ruler hoarder so it’s hard to pick my favorite but I’d say my favorite is a toss up between my 6’x24 and 3×18.

  22. Lou says:

    6×12 is the one I always grab when cutting:)

  23. Melissa says:

    My favorite quilting ruler is 12.5″ by 12.5″. It is perfect for squaring up all my blocks, though I do love my 6.5″ x 6.5″ for trimming smaller pieces! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! You rock Michele!

  24. Joyce says:

    I love the 3×18 I use, It just seems easy to handle. between it and my cutting matt, works great.

  25. Bev in TX says:

    Like many others, the ruler that I use the most is my 6-1/2″ square ruler, which is great for squaring up blocks and trimming half-square-triangles.

  26. Lise says:

    My fav is the 6×24, always ready to go :)

  27. Melanie D says:

    My NEW favorite ruler is Lori Holt’s circle rulers!

  28. Shelley Scarbro says:

    3 x 18~ just too handy

  29. Kate says:

    I mostly use the 6.5 by 24 inch ruler but my little 6″ square is also very handy.

  30. Vicki in MN says:

    I love my 6×12 and my 6 1/2 sq. ruler.

  31. BOBBIE WARREN says:

    Beautiful quilts this week, hard to make choices…

  32. Shawn J says:

    There are so many lovely quilts it is hard to pick. I don”t have a ruler yet.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  33. Holly Elam says:

    Loved all the quilts. I love my 24 inch x 5 inch ruler. It gets used the most.

  34. Tammy Pettus says:

    My favorite size of quilting ruler is 6″ x 24″. The 24″ length spans the 44″-45″ fabric when it’s folded in half. The 6″ width gives me plenty of room to lay my hand.

  35. Susan says:

    My favorite is my 2.5 x 30 Binding Buddy …. love the quilts and wish I were as talented! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  36. I love my 12 1/2 inch square ruler, it is versatile and I have never cut myself while using it. My 20″ long ruler is more dangerous – ended up in the ER after an errant slice cut off a hunk of my finger.

    I enjoyed the quilts as applique is something I normally don’t do myself.

  37. Pat O says:

    My 6×24 is my favorite because it is so versatile.

  38. eyonne sanders says:


  39. roccagal says:

    love my olipfa with the lip edge as it allows me to stay straight!

  40. rosa says:

    Awesoome quilts.I love 30x15cm,always handy for everything!

  41. Karrie Smith says:

    I like my 4X14 because it’s the perfect size for me

  42. Pam says:

    I like the 6 x 24.

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