Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Windham Wednesday Giveaway

Winner of the fat quarter bundle is: Karen of San Diego, CA. Congratulations, Karen.

Black and white and . . . green! What a fabulous combination, don't you think?
Day for Night Collection by Windham Fabrics
Looks like I'm getting ready to do some paper piecing. Why? Because I've pre-cut some strips. I don't do any guessing; no "grab a wad of fabric, maybe even a fat quarter, and hope it covers the patch." (I'm not kidding - one teacher said to grab a fat quarter so you would be sure to have enough fabric to cover a patch/space).

You can see 7 of my paper piecing tips at the Martingale blog site. I was interviewed and I share some of my back story on how I came into paper piecing kicking and screaming. But as I went along, I threw out a lot of really bad teaching techniques used by teachers and created my own. Why? I want my students to be successful and I wanted to keep my hair intact!

Hosanna Block before trimming
My book has several pages of step  by step illustrations on how to paper piece.

1. Pre-cut strips make paper piecing E-Z.
2. Fold paper back, trim patch to 1/4" seam, add next patch.
3. Sew. Repeat. I used black thread so you could see my stitching.
4. Notice how sewing into the seam allowances criss-crosses the seams for very, very sharp points.
5. How does the block look from the front after I trim away?

I'm working with that Hosanna block from last week, the one I had in the Hugs and Kisses blog hop. I featured the block in my 3 block table runner and named it Cupid's Arrows (why not?)

Two of the seven 7" blocks I made with Day for Night
Can I show you another set of Hosanna blocks I made several years ago with another Windham fabric collection? I super-sized the block for a 10" finished size. Set it on point (where it really looks the best) and used setting triangles.

My 9 block Hosanna Quilt using Regency Dandy, 2007
What's the giveaway? Windham has put together a fat quarter bundle of the Day for Night Collection by Rosemarie Lavin and you can win it! Visit their Facebook page and tell them you like it (or if you don't, just be diplomatic and play nice-nice). Jennifer (their social media director) is letting me select the name for the prize. Just come back and tell me you visited their Facebook page. Make sure I have your email.

Deadline: Saturday Feb. 23 at midnight. Contest is over; Karen is the winner!

89 comments:

  1. I posted on Windham's Facebook page.

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  2. I visted as well and liked the Quilt Con post.

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  3. I left a comment on the Windham facebook page. I really like this collection.

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  4. It is a lovely line - I don't do Facebook, so I will have to buy my own.

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  5. I visited the Windham Facebook page and made sure that I "liked" it. I also checked to get their posts.

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  6. I love Windham fabric, but honestly I just love all fabric. The Day and Night Collection is Beautiful.

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  7. I visited Windham on facebook. This is the coolest color combo! I'd love to get my hands on some!

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  8. I posted on Windham FB page. Really love this combination of colors. Thanks

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  9. I have visited Facebook. I wouldn't have thought of green and black together but I love the look of this and what you have done with it. I can feel a paper piecing session coming on.

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  10. I "liked" Windham on FB and then commented on their Debbie Kratovil Hugs and Kisses post that I "liked" you, too!

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  11. I'm already liking Windham Fabrics on Facebook & I left a message. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. I visited their page, and liked the Day and Night line. It is beautiful.

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  13. I've liked their FB page. The day and night fabric line is very attractive.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  14. I've been to the Windham face and what's not to "like"....really enjoy your posts, Debbie. You could get me back into paper piecing, really!

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  15. Hi Debby. I love your paper-piecing and the Day for Night Collections looks awesome in your pattern. I visited Windham Fabrics FB page and left a message. Thanks for being part of this great company. My email is budandmarsha@gmail.com

    Paper piecing has been a favorite technique of mine for years!

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  16. I left a comment at Windham, and liked them as well.

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  17. I liked the facebook page. Hope I win.

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  18. I liked and left a message on Windham's Facebook page. =)

    I would love to take a paper piecing class from you. Guess I should get the book, huh? *adding it to my list*

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  19. I just posted on the Windham site. what a nice collection of blacks and whites.
    Joan in GA

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  20. posted on FB wall

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Love this collection with the black, white and green. Your project looks amazing. I went to Windham Fabrics Facebook page and left a message telling them how much I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I love those and made sure to tell Windam that! pbstrand@msn.com

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  23. I left a comment. I have been a follower for a short whle. I just love their fabrics.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  24. I visited and commented. I really like the green that was added. Makes it look very elegant and trendy.

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  25. Commented on their Facebook page.
    What a wonderful bundle.
    lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

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  26. I visited the Wyndham site. Love the fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  27. I visited the Facebook page-love that stripe in particular!

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  28. this is what I posted on their fb page: I love the collection "Day for Night" we just remodeled our breeze way and that is the exact green we painted the walls and we have a black leather chair in there. I want to make a couple pillows with this collection. Wonderful....

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  29. I hopped over and told them that I need some of the Night and Day in my stash!

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  30. I visited their FB page and left a message. LOVE the Night & Day collection!

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  31. The collection is very nice. I would love to make something from it. It is very crisp looking :-)

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  32. Love it. Very elegant. I liked their FB page. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  33. Hello. Your quilts are amazing. I 'liked' the Windham fabric Facebook page some time ago. I think this fabric, Day and Night, is elegant as well as gorgeous! I looked at it for some time and wondered what I would do with it. I have no doubt I could figure something out. No matter how long it took me to decide...I love "Day and Night." d1pat1981@gmail.com

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  34. Hi!!! I love the give away fabrics!! So pretty!!! Love your Hosanna pattern!!! I left a comment and liked on FB!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  35. I have been to Windham's FB page and posted a comment.. I would sure like to win these fabrics because they would perfectly enhance in my living room.

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  36. I already like Windham on FB, and I left a comment. Love it by the way!

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  37. I posted on Windham's Facebook page. love the PP design and the bold crisp look

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  38. I love this and posted just that on Facebook!

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  39. Visited their page and left a comment.

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  40. Love the new line :) I liked Windham fabrics and follow your blog.....eons ago!!! Thanks
    vickie.vanathotmail.com

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  41. I enjoyed seeing the black, white and green color combo and your book makes it look easy to paper piece. I am still learning how to do it but sure comes out nice when done.

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  42. Done! I absolutely love the collection :)

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  43. I liked their page and the fabric post! Love the Hosanna block (that's a new one for me). :)

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  44. I like them on FB and left a comment under their giveaway alert post.

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  45. I liked Windham on FB and shared the giveaway there...

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  46. I already liked their page and I left a comment about the fabric. Which, by the way, I really like. :-)

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  47. I visited and LIKED Windham's on Facebook! I have my next quilt planned and guess what colors....
    black and white!

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  48. I liked Windham on FB too. Those greens with the black and whites are gorgeous and the blocks are stunning. Great job.

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  49. Posted on Windham's page. Love the fabrics, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I liked and posted on Windham's Page!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. I commented on the stunning colletion of fabric on the Windham Facebook page! awolk at rogers dot com

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  52. Love your paper piecing block, the fabric line and the giveaway. I commented on Windham's facebook page. Thanks.

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  53. I like Windham, on Facebook, in the store and in my stash!!! Love your blocks - I need to take a class on paper piecing - love the results, just takes me forever!!!

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  54. This fabric looks great in your blocks! Very exciting!

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  55. Love this set of fabrics! Went to Windham and liked their FB page! & commented!
    pinkgrammy@gmail.com

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  56. I love this fabric collection, Thanks for directing me to their Facebook page.

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  57. been there and did that! sure love the day for night collection! thanx for the chance to win it. [loved your 7 tips over on martingale's blog and have them in my how-to folder now]

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  58. Visited the Wyndham page. The fabrics are all so beatiful!!

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  59. I posted on their facebook. Really do love that bundle.

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  60. I posted on their facebook page. You have such an awesome eye for color. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  61. I checked out Windham's FB page. I have liked their fabric for some time.

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  62. I visited Windham's FB page and now like them. Thanks for the giveaway

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  63. Visited and liked their page. Nice give away too.

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  64. I'm not on facebook, but I did check out their website. Nice giveaway.

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  65. I stopped by Windham's FB page & let them know I liked this fabric line. Thanks sew much for a chance to win some! :-D

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  66. This is a delicious line of fabric, further enhanced by your beautiful Hosanna blocks! I not only visited their page, but, liked it, and added them! Best wishes! photokevin@centurytel.net

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  67. Love these, I visited the Windom's Facebook page and would love to win

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  68. Your Hosanna quilt is strikingly beautiful! The color combinations just make it glow! Thanks for sharing! I visited Windham's facebook page and I would love to win this fabric.

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  69. I'm sorry but I don't have a facebook page so I can't enter. just wanted to tell you that I have been picking up black and white material too but have a lime green I plan I mixing with it. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  70. I LIKED WINDHAM FABRICS ON FB!!!!

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  71. I visited their FB page. Wow, love the color combination in this fabric collection - awesome!

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  72. I visited their Facebook page. I like the spark of green with the black and white.

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  73. Yes I posted a comment on wind hams page about loving this collection of colors and fabrics.

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  74. I posted on Windham's FB page and also saw the great info on Martingal's blog site. Great PP tips!

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  75. I love these colors together. I would tell them what I like but I do not have a Facebook account. I would definitely tell them I like their fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I posted on the Windham facebook site. This is a beautiful fabric line!

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  77. I posted on their Facebook page. I love the fabrics. A great collections!

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  78. I visited the Windham FB page and posted , lovely fabrics , thanks for the chance .

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  79. I posted on FB. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. Visited Wyndham's facebook page today. Love their fabrics. Hope the giveaway goes well.

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  81. I liked on FB. What beautiful fabric, would love to win this collection! Thanks Windham and thank you Debby for the chance to win this giveaway!
    Dannie996@aol.com

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  82. I visited the Wyndham FB page and commented on their Down on the Farm collection. What fun that should be!

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  83. OOps, not sure if you can see my email addy so, here it is:

    klmvangard @ gmail . com

    Without the space, of course!

    Thank you!!

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  84. I visited their facebook page and left a comment. Thanks for the chance to win.

    ksmith8@emich.edu

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  85. I visited Windham Fabrics on FB.
    I like their page, and left a comment. Thanks for the chance to
    win!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I already like windham fabrics on fb and I love your new book. Just ordered your new book so I need these fabrics to work with Lol Thanks for the giveaway

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