Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!


Thanks for stopping by for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day! I am giving away two charm packs of Panier de Fleurs by French General to one winner.  (You have so many more project options with two charm packs than one!)


It can be so overwhelming and inspiring looking at all the patterns available when you plan a project.  I have been quilting a few years and have found that I am drawn to a pattern not only by the design, but especially if I know the designer writes and illustrates well.  And those that are hard to follow, I don't buy again.  I can think of one pattern I used that the instructions didn't make sense and the type was SO tiny with no white space on the page (I'm sure just to get it on the color page), that I'd never buy again from that designer. 

Some of my favorite patterns are by Terry at Atkinson Designs, Heather at Anka's Treasures, Carrie at Miss Rosie's and Elizabeth at Oh Fransson.  And I'm sure there are many others, I just haven't tried.... so to enter my giveaway (will ship internationally), leave a comment what designer/line of patterns that you have used, is the most clearly written and illustrated?

Congratulations to Cassandra, entry #69!, she is the winner as selected by RNG!  Thanks to all that entered!

197 comments:

audrey said...





I love Thimbleblossoms patterns. I seem to have a lot of those in my stash. Also Fig Tree's patterns are pretty detailed as well.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Diane N said...





I tend to use patterns that I can find on the internet

euphoria said...





Sweet Giveaway!
I LOVE any pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew- they are so quick and easy to follow... also Fig Tree Quilts has some great patterns for pre-cuts!

Rosa said...





I used patterns that I find in blogs,BOm,magazine.I love tutorial patterns because they are easy ti follow.
Thanks for the chance to win these beautiful charm packs.

Greetings from Spain.

harrispen said...





I am new to quilting so I have used a variety of patterns and have not had any trouble with any of them.

Barb said...





I like the Schnibbles patterns and Ayumi's tutorials at Pink Penguin. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kate said...





Hmm... I don't buy a lot of patterns and I'm a little disappointed with the current one I'm using, so I can't recommend that one! I usually end up using magazines for a variety of patterns/designers.

Meg said...





I don't use patterns very often, but when I do, Carrie Nelson and Thimble Blossoms are often my go-tos!

LeKaQuilt said...





Greate giveaway! Those charm packs is sooooO gorgeous.
I love the Blackbird Designe and my favorit line at the moment are the Ruby by Moda :o)))

Leah said...





Lately I have been enjoying the Scnhibbles patterns. I am tempted to buy myself the books for Christmas.

Karen said...





Mostly patterns from the internet for me but, the major magazines like McCalls and many others have wonderfully written patterns in their publications too!

rebecca said...





Actually, I always find Amy Butler's Patterns to be very clear and straight forward with adequate diagrams for any "tricky" parts. I love her Birdie Sling and highly recommend it to everyone. Thanks for the chance to win!

Karen said...





My favorite designers are Brannock & Patek and Cheri Saffiote-Payne. Prim style does lend itself to great pattern directions. I think Miss Rosie writes good directions.

Jennifer said...





i like keyka lou patterns - very easy to follow and pretty

Ella said...





ANything by Noodlehead. The pictures help immensely.

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...





I love the Thimbleblossoms patterns, they are great!!

Wendy said...





Oh, I love those charm packs!! Yay!
I don't use patterns... just make stuff up as I go :)

Sarah said...





I love the quilt patterns from cluck cluck sew-- she makes quilting so easy! and I love anything from french general, so thanks for the opportunity to win these charms!

sophie said...





I don't use patterns much, either ... And usually choose books or patterns that inspire me. My first quilt book purchase was Roberta Horton's book on Scrap Quilts. It still find good ideas in it ... Even though I now have a little library of books about quilting.

MIss Sherry said...





Terry Atkinson is the QUEEN of clearly written easy to understand patterns. I Heart Atkinson Designs

Alisa said...





Atkinson Designs pattern are easy to follow.

Mary@QuiltGenius said...





The only one I can think of is Chasing Cottons patterns. They were easy for me. :)

Mary
iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

Kadybug said...





I like thimble blossoms patterns too!

Barbara said...





Oh gosh . . . I think Eleanor Burns does a good job, but my favorites are those by Crabapple Hill Studios.

SewingMom2Three said...





My favorite pattern so far came from Cluck Cluck Sew. I'd buy any of her other patterns just based on the one I have.

Taryn said...





I love Cluck Cluck Sew patterns. I have bought quite a few this month!

Alisa said...





Cluck Cluck Sew, Noodlehead and Keyka Lou patterns are wonderful. Thank you for the wonderful give away chance. Happy Holidays!

Desi @ Wee Share said...





I love Oliver + S. I learn something new with every pattern!!

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...





I haven't bought any patterns, just follow tutorials etc from the internet - there's just so many great patterns available online and so many talented bloggers!

Katey said...





I'm working on my very first quilt now and am using an internet tutorial from Don't call Me Betsy. I really like it so far!

Sunnybec said...





I love Miss Rosie's, I am a new quilter and have found her's extremely easy to follow. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

NinjaEema said...





I really haven't had any experiences with poorly written patterns. Every brand that I've tried has been easy to read.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...





I love Kim's patterns~ Sherrod Studio. She illustrates them very well. Thanks for the chance!

Carrie P. said...





I do a lot of applique and I use lots of free BOm on the internet. I also use some books. I like Black bird designs.
Merry Christmas!

Marcela said...





Me encantaria participar!!! En mi país no se consiguen patrones, trabajo con patrones que puedo encontrar en Internet o en alguna revista. Cariños!!

Christine M said...





I tend to use patterns from my quilting magazines or from the internet. I don't really have any particular favourite.

hilary said...





Ayumi's tutorials at Pink Penguin are very easy to follow and her ideas are so clever!

Heidi Staples said...





All the patterns I've used so far have been off blogs online. Love the fabric you're giving away!

heidster7@hotmail.com

gill said...





Noodlehead's patterns are really good!

SoozeM said...





Oooh love those charm packs!! I love anything Miss Rosie (particularly schnibbles, they are a bit addictive!), but I also find most of the "official" Moda patterns are quite good, Noodlehead, Cluck Cluck Sew, and Sew Spoiled are amongst my favs too! Oh and Fat Quarterly patterns too!

quilterbell said...





I normally use patterns from magazines, I love Magic Patch and PAtchwork Secrets. Thank you for the chance, I love these fabrics.

erica said...





I don't typically buy patterns, I am more of a make it up myself kind of person but one company that I would like to try is Cluck, Cluck, Sew. I don't know if her patterns are easy to understand or not but I do like the look of them and would like to give them a try

Jackie said...





I agree with you on the pattern designers you mentioned and agree with you about avoiding some designers. I'd like to add Eleanor Burns to your list. One of my prior quilting instructors once told me that her books/patterns are purchased so much world wide because the illustrations are so good that it doesn't matter if the reader can read English!

Lindsay said...





I like Amy Butler and Cluck Cluck Sew patterns.

Poppyprint said...





I love making things with Anna's patterns and tutorials (Noodlehead). I never go wrong. LOVE French General, thanks for the chance!!

Gemma said...





My friend Anne does the best patterns!
Gemma
x

Sarah said...





I'm not really much of a quilter, but I love sewing patterns by Noodlehead and cross stitch patterns by Little House Needleworks

Thanks for the giveaway
Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

Carla said...





The patterns I mainly make are the one for Quilt Alongs on blogs I follow. They are all so fun to do!

Joy said...





I'm not really a pattern person, except for the quilt-alongs. :D

Catherine said...





Well I can totally recommend Amy Butler's bag patterns. I have made 4 of hers and they are really easy to follow even not having made a bag before. Noodlehead's patterns are always easy to follow too. Someone recommended Keiko Lou's bag patterns too.

MoeWest said...





I've used patterns by Amy Ellis that were very well written.

Lee Ann said...





I cannot recall names of designers! for the patterns I used/bought! I do remember Moose on Quilts because I did a quilt-along using a layer cake.

These charm packs would be great for making some flying geese blocks!

Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

Sandy said...





I love the Atkinsons Deisgns pattern for quilts and the Lazy Girl patterns for bags. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Judith said...





I'm partial to Fig Tree patterns.

Sarah N. said...





I think that Atkinson Designs are the most clearly written.

Thanks for hosting the great giveaway!

Lorri said...





Nice give away! I enjoy making my own patterns and using blogged tutorials. :)

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...





I'm so new to this that I'm trying all sorts of stuff--till I find my favorite designer... bring 'em on!

Kacey said...





I haven't made a lot of patterned items, but BijouLovely has a great tote tutorial!

Mom C said...





I generally go find a tutorial. I like Melissa at Happy Quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lyanna L. said...





I generally don't follow patterns, but I have used some of Rachel's tutorial over at Stitched in Color

Cathy said...





I love thimble blossom patterns and Oh Fransson

Dona said...





Love Anka's Treasures. Clear and easy!

The Hungry Crafter said...





That's a great question! There are lots I could tell you to be wary of!!!!! I'm currently using my first pattern from Hemma designs, and so far so good. I've never sewed an Oliver & S pattern before, but they're another line I'd like to try because I've heard such good things about them.

Karen said...





Old school with Eleanor Burns. One of the reasons I started quilting.

James-Linda said...





LOVE FIG TREE PATTERNS+ FABRICS!
THEY ARE CLEAR CONCISE+EASY FOR ME TO FOLLOW! THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

What Comes Next? said...





I have to agree with you on Terry Atkinson - very well written, great patterns. Two charm packs - oh what fun I could have with that! Thanks for the op!

Pat V. said...





I enjoy using patterns by a local pattern designer, Roxanne Carter. Always clear and straightforward. [quiltingwithroxanne(dot)com]

@pril said...





I have used Michael Miller, Alexander Henry, Amy Butler, etc.

Cassandra said...





Gorgeous charm packs! I'm a new quilter, so I really haven't had any experience with patterns. The one quilt I finished with a pattern was a Moda quilt from their bakeshop. It was fun!

mtnquiltr said...





Lovely giveaway, thanks! I've got the Swoon pattern by Camille Roskelly, it's beautiful. She's so talented.

Jenniffier said...





I like thimbleblossoms

Carla said...





Oh I LOVE French General! Thanks so much. I have Elizabeth Hartman's (of Oh! Fransson) book, and find her patterns very well written. Haven't tried many other patterns!

Mystica said...





In this part of the world there are no charm packs or patterns as such but I have won Amy Butler which I have used in a quilt.


mystica123athotmaildotcom

hueisei said...





I loves making dress. I loves Lizard King patterns.
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

jojoebi said...





not quilting but I like the Melly and Me patterns

Michell said...





I always use patterns I find all over the internet and look for easy ones

Elsina said...





My absolute favorite designer at Moda is French General and I love almost everything in their line and have used a few charmpacks by them.

Lolinkins said...





I love Anna Maria Horner patterns. Tried it for a quilt and was really easy to follow

Kristy said...





I haven't tried any of the designer patterns yet, but I did make the Sew Spoiled Cosmetic Case, and I found it to be a good pattern.

Unknown said...





The patterns I prefer are the ones from http://www.etsy.com/shop/NapkittenPattern . They are very easy to follow, with pictures for every steps. I love what she makes, she always has some pretty designs.

Agnetha said...





I love a simple nine patch pattern and log cabin!

Montseta said...





I love Anna Maria Horner, very clear, and Jaybirs quilts too, lots of diagrams, clear instructions...
Terrific giveaway!

Jodi said...





I haven't used a professional pattern yet as I am only currently working on my first quilt which was a design by a friend of mine for a work shop she taught our fibre arts group. I am interested in finding good pattern and instruction makers for the future though.

Njeri said...





Made by rae patterns.

Wendy said...





I'm really sorry, I've never made a quilt so I can't suggest a quilt designer. But I have made other things. Made by Rae's Buttercup bag pattern is excellent as are Retro Mama's soft toy patterns, I'd definitely recommend them.

And I know what you mean. I bought a book by a well known designer. The instructions make NO sense so even though I know her new book will be eyecandy, I'm not buying it!

JMF said...





I have alot of patterns but haven't used many of them. I find a piece of fabric I like and kindof make up the quilt as I go:) Would love to win thanks for the chance.

Anne said...





Now that I think about it, I never use patterns. I look at books and blogs and go to quilt shows, and then I just do my own thing. I think I have been quilting long enough that I can look at a quilt and just know how it is done. Merry Christmas!

Dresden Quilter said...





I love Julie from Jaybird Quilts patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

M said...





I tend to use blogger's patterns, and I really like how clear Oh, Fransson! is about her stuff.

michaelacking (at) gmail (d0t) com

Gidget said...





I bought a cluck cluck sew pattern that was clear and easy to use, also heard right back to download the pattern, within minutes of the purchase! Great service!

GoldenApple said...





The patterns from Moda bakeshop are just awesome!

Esther said...





I actually like to either make up my own pattern, or try to copy a quilt just by looking at a picture :) For me it's more exciting and challenging that way.

PS. I'm from Calgary! We're practically neighbors! :)

Jen said...





This is such beautiful fabric. I normally buy books that have patterns in them. Or magazines sometimes too. I'm not really a single pattern kind of quilter :)

jane p said...





I have used amy butler patterns. A lot to read tho'.

Katie said...





I love the instructions with Colette Patterns. (Not quilting, just clothing patterns.)

Joyatee said...





Elizabeth Hartman's patterns are my favorite.

Saraccino said...





I hope I can still enter although I am not able to answer your question, This is because I just try out my patterns and ideas without any guidline. It is more something like: Which fabrics I vae at my hand, which thread or yarn, maybe some fabric paints and stamps also? Then I have to touch the fabric, look at it hour for hour, try different combinations until finally I get an idea what kind of pattern or image would be perfect (in my little world at least ^^) for it!

baukje said...





I like the patterns in the magazine QUILTMANIA, I have lots of them.

Theresa said...





I like mods bake shop patterns for precuts.

Bethany said...





To be honest I do really use to many of them. I did a skirt and top from Moda kids, but that is all and it was great I loved it. I make my own quilt patterns so.....

Chiska said...





I love Oliver Plus S

Catskill Quilter said...





I love Cluck Cluck Sew patterns - good directions and so cute!

JustPam said...





I like the designers you mentioned. My favorite is Bonnie Hunter.

Mrs.Pickles said...





thank you for the chance to win. The only designer i have used is Alexander Henry and i haven't used any patterns yet

Doina said...





Great giveaway! I used patterns that I find in blogs.

Sis-O said...





Draw out many of my own patterns based on other quilts I see. also use online tutorials by other quilters. thank you for give away.

skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

Ramona said...





I love cluck cluck sew patterns, loft creation patterns and diary of a quilter. I have no problems following any of them.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Heather said...





I haven't used a quilt pattern in ages. I love all the free tutorials I find online.

Jessica said...





I don't really use patterns very often, I'm more likely to get a tutorial online. Thanks for the chance!

Diane said...





I am partial to Atkinson Designs and Quilt In A Day. Both have excellent and detailed instructions.
Diane in Eugene, OR

Lindsay said...





I generally dont use patterns. I just kinda make it up in my head and run with it... it doesnt always work out.

Anne said...





Amanda Murphy is excellent.

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...





I usually don't use patterns... I like to come up with my own designs.

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

majorasue said...





I don't use patterns, always design my own.

Great fabric though!

sunny said...





Eleanor Burns is a favorite of mine. thanks for a chance to win!

Janet said...





Umm I'm sad to say that I really can't comment. I seldom use patterns and I know I haven't tried any designer ones. I bought a book called A is for Aprons and made three aprons from it. The patterns were really bad - one I had to redo totally and the other two just left steps out in the directions and were confusing. So don't buy that book. :)

Sallie said...





Julie from Jaybird Quilts patterns! Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

SewLindaAnn said...





Keyka Lou patterns. She has an Etsy shop/web site and blog. Her instructions are so comprehensive, well written and the pictures are great. She is always available to help, she makes suggestions on her blog and gives ideas with the pattern. She is by far my favorite.

CC said...





Great giveaway! I also like Anka's Treasures and Atkinson Designs. I do like the ease and quickness of Pieces From My Heart patterns. I know that when I do patterns from that company I'll have a project done in an afternoon.

Judi said...





I'm working on an Art to Heart pattern now that is really well done.

Lindsay said...





So far the only pattern for a quilt that I have used is Cluck Cluck Sew's juice boxes pattern. I used it to make my son's birthday quilt. It was beautifully written and illustrated. Thanks for the giveaway!

Faddict said...





I like Simplicity, they are usually v good with the odd exception and I've only ever bought 1 Jalie pattern but it was very well done also:)

Andrea said...





I haven't ever purchased a pattern, and am more likely to make something up after seeing inspiring projects out there in blogland!
arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...





Elizabeth Hartman explains things so well....easy to understand with fabulous diagrams

Millie said...





I don't really buy pattern, I have lots of books, or I find patterns on the internet.

sydthewyd said...





I have never sewn a quilt from a pattern, only clothes, but Oliver + S patterns are so clear and easy to understand.. I love them!

B Greene said...





I tend to use patterns from the Internet, so I can't offer any valid suggestions for you :-( Thanks for the chance to win such great fabric!

quiltsbyjessica said...





I love patterns! I just don't have time to make up my own quilts very often...my favorite is anything by Carolina Patchworks. Her patterns are fantastic!

mugirl113 at gmail dot com

Robyn said...





I've never used a pattern before. I am not good at following directions. I just wing it on my own. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen P. said...





I've used cluck cluck sew's patterns & they are great!

C. said...





I've only ever bought Thimble Blossoms patterns and I liked them. I did a free Amy Butler pattern once and I thought it was well done. christina112358 at gmail dot com

Brenda said...





I like the Terri Atkinson patterns and Buggy Barn patterns. I have found that they are very clear and easy to follow.

Terry said...





I have purchased a few patterns, but thus far I don't believe I've used any of them. There are so many patterns available on the Internet, in magazines or in books I find in the library (I could just make Kaffe Fassett quilts from his books for the rest of my life). When I find a line of fabrics I like, I first go to the manufacturers website and see what quilt patterns they may have using that fabric. I just need more lifetimes to finish everything!

Angie said...





I like the tutorials at Oh, Fransson.

elizabethdee said...





I haven't bought a lot of quilt patterns, but I was very very happy with the pattern I purchased from Oh Fransson.

I also recommend the patterns in Cherri House's book City Quilts -- clear enough for me to make my first-ever quilt top and succeed.

For accessories, the directions for purses and bags from Nicole Mallalieu are absolutely superb. Like taking a class.

I'm going to enjoy reading all the other posts -- thank you for the giveaway and this helpful set of responses.

Shirley said...





Lovely fabric. I'm afraid that I just look at old magazines and books.

Teje said...





Thank you for a wonderful give away! I haven't used patterns. I am having too many ideas and enjoy creating myself!
Merry Christmas from Greece!
nerospostatgmaildotcom

Shevvy said...





I buy a lot of quilt books rather than individual patterns but even then, I used them more for inspiration and then make it us as I go along.
Lynne has posted a few tutorials online at http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/ and they always work for me.

Calikisses said...





I don't use a lot of patterns, but I love u-handbag's purse patterns.

mframe said...





I usually use tutorials online. If I sew for my kids I make my own patterns.
mframe00@gmail.com

frog cottage said...





I love Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched range :)
thanks for the giveaway

poppyinpink said...





Recently purchase a Keyka Lou pattern and I was pleased with the way it reads.. I agree with you, there is so much more to do with 2 charm packs and it was very thoughtful of you!

Trish said...





I tend not to buy patterns, sorry! I just snoop around online and wing it myself.

MissMary said...





Call me a rebel, but I've never made a quilt from a pattern! I did read the instructions for a cathedral window, though. That turned out fab...

Tawny said...





My mother is the best designer of quilts that I know. She always writes everything out so nice and maybe because I'm related to her, I'm able to figure those patterns out easier.

Kylie said...





I haven't actually tried any quilt patterns before- I tend to draft my own or use vintage ones. I have used and love Oliver + S kids clothing pattern. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Zoe said...





I haven't used a pattern before, just sort of made up my own, but im my stash of projects for next year there is a pattern by Teri Christopherson, 'Cherry Hill' which I can't wait to make- I'll let you know how it goes!

RyanSarahN said...





Oliver & S - Their book Little Things to Sew is great and even has a quilt pattern in it. Also Oh Fransson's book.

jmniffer said...





I've only made three quilt projects so far; the best written was one by Thimblebrerries. Thanks for your names, always good to know names to try out.

nikkipeachy said...





I've never used a traditional pattern, but I am looking for some good ones!

nikkipeachy said...





I've never used a traditional pattern, but I am looking for some good ones!

SisterlyLove said...





I've only used free tutorials or books for patterns. I have a book called The Big Book of Scrap Quilts that is really great!

Beautiful charm packs!
Genevieve
jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

Carla G said...





I'm a beginner quilter so haven't purchased any patterns yet. I've also discovered so many wonderful free quilt tutorial online that I hope to use. Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway! :)

Sharleen said...





I can't read a pattern to save my life, I tend to use people's tutorials, much easier that way.

Kathy said...





I've used Moda Bake Shop patterns/ tutorials and they are pretty clear and easy to understand. Sometimes, though, I just like to jump in and figure out my own patterns. It's part of the fun.

Libby said...





It's not a quilting pattern, but Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs writes awesome children's clothing patterns. Very well written and simplified as much as possible !

elflyn said...





I haven't used a pattern yet tutorials I find on the internet are simple and fun to follow.

Susanne said...





I sewed the Blossom Handbag from Amy Butler and found it very well written. Her book is on my Christmas wish list :)
Susanne

Mika said...





I'm not a quilter, but my favorite patterns are by the Scientific Seamstress-her attention to detail is aawesome!

Peach Rainbow said...





I love Pat Bravo's and Sis Boom Patterns!
Thanks for the chance :D

javede said...





The Colette pattern Violet was the most clearly written I have ever used!

Kristin PG said...





I haven't used a ton of printed patterns, but I have done a few by Amy Butler. Her older patterns are much harder to follow with confusing directions, but either she got better at it or hired someone new, because her newer patterns are so much easier to follow, with better pictures, and much clearer instructions.

fieryone said...





I dont really use patterns, but Elizabeth Hartmans have been simple and Moda bakeshop

Heather said...





Kevin Kosbab of Feed dog designs has very clear instructions with lots of illustrations. Very easy to follow, he even does technical editing for quilting books and magazines so he understands instructions and is a quilter too.

Jo said...





I have to say the ones By Jaybird Designs. Julie writes a great pattern! Thanks for the chance

CaroleM said...





I recently made a quilt from a kit for my son, but I admit I don't know who the designer is (I'll need to look). It was so clearly laid out it was wonderful!

lemony lucy said...





I really liked the patterns from a Singer quilt book I checked out from the library. It was from 1989 or 90. It was clear and had different levels of blocks to make according to skill level. What was amusing was that some of the designs that were in there I've seen people blog about as if they'd just barely come up with the idea. Funny funny folks.

danette said...





I don't make quilts, but I do make fabric flower hair bows. I really just experiment with how I make them. I love doing it that way. But there is a fabric bows and more blog that I like.

Diane said...





I see it listed several times, but I too like Thimbleblossom.

Lesly said...





Miss Rosie is very clear in her instructions. I would pick her.

jqluo said...





Not sure.it's the free pattern from Internet.
Thanks for the generous giveaway and a chance to win!

Anya said...





I don't use patterns much, so I don't have anything to add. Just figure things out on my own for the most part. Thanks for the chance!

Beth said...





Cluck Cluck sew has nice patterns! I bought the schnibbles books and they look good, but I haven't actually tried one yet so I can't say for sure. If I win these charm packs I can try!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

KeriCan said...





I generally use tutorials or draft my own patterns for home wares. I use vintage/thrift store patterns or draft my own for clothing.

Thanks! roguekeri at live dot com

Binks said...





I haven't bought any patterns really. I do buy embroidery patterns and I love Aneela Hoey's. It was clear with good tips and close up pictures of her work. Will but again and again.

Kathy said...





I actually haven't used any patterns... generally just make up my own or use online tutorials. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

winterwrens at gmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...





The only patterns I've used are from old books that I've had forever.

Sewcando said...





Atkinson Designs are great. I recently picked up a Thimble Blossom pattern Hopefully that will be a good one too.

Rachel said...





I like Pink Chalk Fabrics patterns - I've made a couple of their bags and I love them!

Sangeetha said...





i like hte patterns from purl soho

Patty D from NC said...





The best patterns have been Thimbleberries BOM. have a great day!

Laura said...





I haven't used a pattern I've purchased yet. I've bought a few but haven't tried them yet. I have made a few things off modabakeshop.com and found them easy to follow.

Karen said...





I typically use patterns from magazines or tutorials I find online. Most of them are well written, but I find I can usually figure it out if there are good illustrations.

Heather A said...





So far I've only completed one quilt and one quilt top and I used the same tutorial for both ... the sliced coin tutorial from "Don't Call Me Betsy". It was excellent. I expect to adding some patterns to my repertoire in the new year. I would love to make a swoon quilt, for instance.

Lisa Cox said...





I have only done 1 lap quilt and 1 quilted pillow. The lap quilt I just took the picture in a book and went at it. For the pillow, I used instructions out of a quilting magazine, and they weren't very concise for a newbie like me.

Cherise said...





Hello! Thanks for a great giveaway! I'm a new follower! I love a variety of quilt patterns. Happy Holidays! :)

enbartlett said...





I'm pretty new to sewing so I haven't seen too many patterns yet.

Samantha K said...





Most of the things I make aren't really from a pattern, but I do really enjoy using the Anka's Treasures patterns by Heather as well as her fabric line-she designs wonderful things and there is nothing better than supporting someone local!

pianomama said...





Right now I'm making "Swoon" by Camille Roskelley - LOVING it:-)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...





Kate Spain on both counts.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

Lobela said...





Eep. I'm just learning to sew, so I haven't really made enough project to have a favorite. I love Amy Butler though. And Kate Spain has some cute stuff too.

Theresa said...





I like the moda bakeshop blog patterns.

Rachelle said...





I like the look of the Moda bakeshop blog patterns too, so far I've only done one quilt using my own improvised pattern though.

Carol said...





Fig Tree has very good patterns. Also, her fabric choices may not be yours, but Eleanor Burns has great techniques. Avoid Sandy Klop / American Jane.

Sarita said...





I design a lot of my own patterns, but I do like to use the free ones from quilterscache.com. There are about 900 gajillion block patterns, all with examples of full quilts you could make from them, and for the majority of them the directions and really easy to follow. Plus, if you like larger type, you can always just copy and paste the directions into Word and enlarge them to your desired size.
Thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

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selleck said...





Without a doubt Fig Tree is my favorite.

Cheryl said...





I would like to try Atkinson Designs, but haven't.