Friday, September 22, 2017

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Happy Friday! On Fridays I spotlight new-to-me notions, fabrics, and books of interest in the quilting world, and today I have  a fun line-up of different goodies to share!


First up are these delightful Moda American Jane tins that arrived this week. The


smaller one will actually nest inside the larger one, but I plan to fill them both with goodies.  They would both be perfect for small paper piecing or embroidery projects! They also come in different designs (I gave my daughter the 1 Canoe Two tins that arrived with them).



The new book Visual Guide to Patchwork & Quilting: Fabric Selection to Finishing Techniques & Beyond features one of my Valley quilts on the cover! It was fun when the publishers contacted me earlier this year to ask for a quilt for photography purposes...and it ended up on the cover...so fun!  The pattern for this quilt isn't in the book (find it here)...but I do have a pillow design included in the book!  Also...the book is an excellent resource for beginner quilters!



Have you heard of Quilty Box ? I was recently sent the September box, and it had a lot of fun goodies inside!


Included was a small fat quarter bundle of Lecien fabrics by Jera Brandvig, a project book including a pattern for the fat quarters by Jera, a Pleasant Home/Riley Blake Ruler Pal ruler stand, embroidery scissors, thread, and Clover pins...such a fun assortment of items.  It's always fun to get surprises in the mail, and subscription services like this one make the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.  Go here to subscribe to Quilty Box .


And...since last week's Jelly Roll giveaway was so fun...how about another giveaway?!  I have an extra set of American Jane tins (pictured in the first photo of this post) to give away to one of my readers.  If you are interested, leave a comment with an idea of how you'll use the tins, and I'll pick a winner next week!

Finally...a sale from one of my sponsors...take an additional 20% off all sale items with the code HAPPYFALL from Bobbie Lou's Fabric Factory!

Happy quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!



90 comments:

Patty said...

I love little boxes! I could use some to control my new found interest in making hexies!

Monica said...

I would give a tin to a quilty friend with a gift card to the local quilt shop. My friend always puts others first before herself and will enjoy the surprise.

Quiltblocksandmore said...

I have a lot of those back-to-school pencil boxes that I use for sewing items. It would be nice to have something that looks nicer. Thanks for the chance.

Sharon Huffman said...

These would be perfect inspiration for starting those hexies that I plan on making!

Sheila said...

I'm starting to get into English paper piecing so they would be good to put the supplies in. Great for holding threads for embroidery or wool applique.

Denise Carter Pelham said...

Love them! Thinking I would use them for miscellaneous notions that I use but don't use all of the time to include some applique templates. Would look SEW cute as an accent in my craft room!

Renea said...

I am always on the look out for cute little storage containers for hand stitching projects that I keep by my recliner so at night when I am watching tv I have everything I need near me. Thanks for the cute giveaway.

Judy J said...

Maybe store my hand quilting supplies in them.

DahyaJan said...

I am a regular reader of your blog and so enjoy all the variety you post. I find them so helpful and inspiring. If I won the tins, I would use them for EPP projects, my Wonder clips, and especially for display in my sewing room. Thank you

Frog Quilter said...

I'll use the tins to hold appliqué blocks in progress. Thanks.

nancy b. said...

Ive been planning on making hexies for a long time, having a cute little tin like this to store them in may be just the thing I need to get started. At least that's what I'm telling myself!

Charlene S said...

I would use one box to hold my binding equipment - clips, thread, needles, scissors, and binding strips. The second would hold my stash of Wild and Goosey blocks.

Leslie Herbert said...

oh how nice! I would love to store lots of the clover binding clips! or possibly hexie notions. They would also be a great gift to give filled with new notions for a friend learning to sew!

lmiller2017 said...

I would probably use the tins to store small pieces of a project in to keep them from getting lost.

Mary said...

My granddaughters are 5 and 7, and both love to play with my scraps, and the older one is doing quite well with sewing with the sewing machine. I would probably let them keep their little things they are working on in these tins so they are easy to find the next time they visit me.

chrisknits said...

I would fill it with scraps!!!

Leslie said...

oh how nice! I would love to store lots of the clover binding clips! or possibly hexie notions. They would also be a great gift to give filled with new notions for a friend learning to sew!

Carol Feye said...

These tins look like they would be a perfect keeper for my little candy packs!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I would use the tin to keep little pieces of fabric and trim to use for makeing pin cushions!

Carolyn said...

I love little tins...those would be destined to hold my embroidery supplies for a pillow I'm making from Gail Pan's Christmas book and maybe an applique project from one of Kim Diehl's books...if I could ever decide which one I want to make! Lovely giveaway!

Hildy said...

Congrats to being a cover girl!
I know tht my mum would love these boxes and as a good daughter I would gift them to her filled with a few sewing goodies.

bubbygigi said...

The boxes look so pretty. I would use a box like this to take to Sit and Sews filled with pieces to hand sew or hand applique my Dear Jane quilt.

Jane Lewis said...

I keep a small basket next to the couch where I keep sewing notions for stitching in the evening. It is overflowing! Something with a lid would be much prettier!

Glenda said...

I would use them for projects. It's so easy to lose a piece of fabric or that thread you wanted to use for that project. If I kept everything in the tin I might be more organized. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for the tins.

Cotton Blossom said...

I am a huge fan of American Jane. I love all her cheery fabric. I would probably store mini charm in one tin and my favorite special thread in another. Thanks for giveaway and all the inspiration you provide on your post!

Linda in PA said...

I would use these boxes for hexies and supplies. Then it would be easy to pop one in my totebag when I head out.

Lynn Houle said...

The tins are so cute! I would store current projects in them or maybe future ones, the possibilities are endless!

walkingbush said...

Those boxes are adorable. I would use one of them to hold my threads for wool projects, and I would use the second one to keep a project organized. Colleen Coffman

piecrust said...

In my box, I would keep an appliqué block with all the fabric pieces, thread, pins, needles and scissors. I am always needing something to do while waiting at the dentist or doctors office. This would be perfect for a "Grab and Go" situation.

Kleine Vingers said...

Some sissors, needles, tread, timble and some pieces to sew blocks will find a home in such a lovely box, ready to take wherever I want to go. Greetings

Maureen said...

One would be used to keep clips and small projects ink the other.

Marilyn said...

I have always loved American Jane, the bright and cheerful colors and patterns. I would use these tins to store project supplies in my sewing room.

gailss said...

I am thinking that they would either be great little gifts with some baked items in them for some friends or maybe organizers for my "wonder clips" as the plastic bags keep ripping....Thanks Sherri

Linda Cates said...

I do a lot of EPP. These would make perfect project boxes for on the go quilting!

Jane said...

I would use them for my hexis-much better than my zip-loc baggies!!

mary said...

I would use one in my bedroom on my nightstand for all the little things I keep there (pen, notepad, etc.) The other I would use in my sewing room as decorative storage because I am constantly updating my organization to get better.

Tina Kesteloot said...

I still hand piece, and I love to stack my cut and marked pieces by the block in tins such as these. It makes everything very portable.

Brenda said...

I would use them for my binding clips and prewound bobbins!

Mary Ann said...

Love small tins like that. Moda thinks up such cute ideas. I am starting a new hexi project thru my local quilt store. They would be perfect for my hexies. survivor972002@midco.net

Susan Smith said...

I love little tins to help organize! Oh, so many uses.....safety pins, buttons, emergency sewing kit for travel, candies, bobbins, thimbles, little quilt labels, etc! Thanks for the chance to win!

Angie&Gary Short said...

These boxes are super! If I won I'd use them for storage. My husband travels for work and I go with him. I have to pack up my quilting things and sewing machine all the time, so storage items are great! Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Karen said...

Your whole website is awesome! I have gotten so many neat ideas and patterns from you! I would probably use them for display in my craft room.

Unknown said...

I can see using the tins for thread or even buttons. American Jane's colors are so cheerful.

Linda Kay

Leslie Kohn said...

These little boxes are so cute! I collect tins and use them a great deal in my sewing room. I use them for Wonder Clips, little snippets of binding leftovers, etc. I think I would use these tins for all of my EPP projects that I currently have going.

Michelle O. said...

I would use these little boxes for my EPP project. It's my first one and although I have it all in a plastic bin, the bin is a bit big for taking with me. These boxes look like the perfect size. Thanks for the chance to win!
tunyosmond@yahoo.ca

Peggy said...

Those tins are sooo cute. I would use them for my Wonder Clips.

Karen McMahon said...

Those tins are so cute. I can think of so many things to put in them. They would be great for take along sewing projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen said...

I make "bonus" HSTs when I sew and clip corners, and my little bin is full. I think I need some tins for the many I am making with my current projects. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna S. said...

Quilters have oh so many small things. I like your idea of keeping my paper piecing in the boxes. They are sooo cute!!

Martha Cook said...

I think I would use the box as a gift filled with goodies for the receiver. Chocolates, skittles, m&m's, oh chocolate kisses....,endless

fdce3b14-27db-11e4-bd8b-c7858ee4b112 said...

I would put the tins in my beautiful new sewing room filled with Koala furniture. I love to look at them on the top of the storage unit. Kathie Weatherford

~Laurie~ said...

I would love to store buttons in these tins! So cute!!!

Judi Smith said...

These sweet little boxes are wonderful! One for 1 1/2" squares - when it's full I'll finally make a little quilt! The other one is easy - all my embroidery goodies so that my hubs will stop complaining that my sewing is all over the sofa! Thanks for thinking of this great give away.

Little Quiltsong said...

Wonderful Tins! I love to collect and use them in my sewing room, and to keep scrapbooking items in. These would look soooo cute!

Michele said...

cute tins! I would use mine to store my current Hexie project

SallyC said...

Those boxes are so cute! I would use it to store my EPP Hexies!

Lori V said...

I LOVE tins. So many uses. Or just to look at!

Traci Slomba said...

I would use these pretty tins to store hexies, I just starting making them for when I am on the go! And maybe a few chocolates of course!

Mary Howland said...

I just moved to a smaller apt. and am having trouble finding various projects but that hasn't stopped me from signing up for a hexie exchange. I would use these boxes for the exchange. In one I could keep the supplies needed and notes about which person's fabric choices and in the other one the finished hexies. Thanks for sharing!

Brenda, Bend, Or., USA said...

I'd LOVE the darling little metal boxes to store my quilting supplies, like clips, seam rippers, small scissors, small blocks, bobbins, or pieces of blocks being created. I'm sure I'd find a million uses for them! Displaying them would be fun too, since they are so colorful and cute! I sure love your site, the fabrics, quilt paraphernalia, quilt tutorials and videos. It has all been top notch! Thanks! Brenda King

Kay said...

Thank you for a fun giveaway. I would use them to keep my EPP pieces together for a project, one tine for papers, and one tin for basted pieces waiting to be sewn together. x

Margaret said...

I would use cute small tins to hide things from my inquisitive two-year-old grandson. I think I would put small scissors in one and a pin cushion in the other. And I was just thinking, "Well, what can I use them for when he gets older?" but quickly realized he has a baby brother coming along (1 month from today! - well, that's the due date anyhow)and I would still be using them for the same purpose - hiding things from inquisitive little boys. What a fun storage idea!

Sue Heisler said...

Adorable tins! They would be great for gifts for quilts friends.

DebrafromMD said...

I am reorganizing my studio and would use the tins to hold various supplies that we all use for out quilting projects.

Elizabeth S. said...

Love these tins! I would use them for my hand sewing projects.

legato1958 said...

I would store some extra special FQ fussy cut bundles in them!
Soooo cute!
Susie

Sarah said...

Cute boxes! It would be fun to use them for the little handwork ornaments I'm making.

Vjquilter said...

I would use them for storing and organizing my notions for hand piecing and hand quilting.

Becki said...

I would love to win one of these tins to keep my threads in. Aurofil, of course!!! Thanks for the chance.

dapples said...

Thank you for the opportunity Sherri and for all your news. I have been trying to find something to store my small hexies as I accumulate them.

Rosa said...

Love them.Great way to store small projects.

Carol W said...

I would use the tins for embroidery.

Margaret Gross said...

I would use the boxes to hold supplies for Lucy Boston Blocks

Judy Zoll said...

It would be a much prettier holder for my binding clips than my ziplock bag. :). They would also make great organizers for EEP parts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sandra Lawson said...

I'm at my daughter 's home 3-4 days a week, including nights, and I get tired of carrying ziplock bags around with my handwork in them. This would surely be a step up.

Lynne Tilley said...

I just adore tins. I get them all the time and stack them up to admire them. I don't always put stuff in them. This is such a neat shape and could hold lots of different goodies, though. Wonder clips would fit perfectly in there.

Christine S said...

Extra needles, clips, zippers :)

Judy said...

I cut all the pieces for an American Jane "Brio" quilt. The tins would come in handy for keeping them tidy until I can get it sewn.

Shasta Matova said...

Those tins look like a great place to score in-process projects. All the little pieces and fabrics would be safe from being raided for other quilts.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I love American Jane.
I love Jera's fabrics too.
Oh my, a tin would be a great way to give my daughter some sewing supplies and tools to get her hooked. Her birthday is on Friday and we are going to visit her in her new home with her wonderful hubby Jerome and their new baby Lena. They only live 30 minutes away!!
I am bringing a sewing machine to her too :-P

margot said...

I just tried felted wool appliqué for the first time and have been searching for the perfect thing to hold my supplies and projects. These tins look perfect!

Melanie said...

I would love to use those cute tins to hold my sewing notions by my sewing machine!!!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Such sweet little tins! My daughter would love to store her hair things in them, so I'd give them to her.

Joni said...

Love the new tins that have come out. I'd use them for clover clips and EPP supplies.

Danette Stankovich said...

I always have something to store to try to get organized. Probably mini-charm squares. Thank you!

Barb said...

I would use one for my Clover clips I like for holding binding and one would be for assorted notions (like extra needles, maybe some pretty buttons, etc).
barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

Peggy Meyering said...

For my English paper piecing with liberty fabrics if course!

Cynthia Karas said...

These tins would be a great way to store my slow sewing supplies, they are more attractive then the plastic bags I am currently using. Thank you for the giveaway!

Bunny said...

These would be great for storing sewing notions and would look lovely sitting on a shelf in my sewing room.

dottie bishaw said...

Such cute little tins would be handy for my hexies,

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