Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day - Runner and Layer Cake

Hi everyone!  Thanks for stopping in.  If you're new here from Sew Mama Sew, Welcome!

I saw giveaways all over blogland and Instagram and wanted to join in on the fun.  For those of you that are new - let me introduce myself.

A am a mom to 2 crazy little boys ages 6 and 4.  They are my whole world.  In an effort to find a way to spend more time with them and quit my day job - I jumped head first into a Long Arm Quilting business last year.  Latimer Lane Quilting.  I would say this last year has been crazy!  Busy, hard, so rewarding, and so inspirational. The problem with being a long arm quilter - I want to make all the quilts that come through my door!

I have been offering a special of $.01 per inch this last year.  Before I owned a machine, it was so hard to find a good quilter at decent prices.  I love this sewing hobby we all enjoy.  But after spending $100+ on fabric for the top - I didn't want to go and do it again for the quilting.  My special is coming to an end with the end of the year - but I will always keep a nice selection of patterns at $.01 an inch - and my overall pricing will still stay low.  My highest prices will be what most start their edge to edge pricing at!

If you're interested - please contact me - if I have you on my schedule before the end of the year - I will still honor the special pricing - even if we don't get to your quilt until January.  Check out all my patterns and information here.

I am also starting to sell fabric on a small scale over at my Etsy store Gracie Lane Quilts.  I sell finished products as well as kits and precuts.  I am adding more over the next few months so please check back.

NOW to the giveaway.  What you all really want me to get to!  I am offering 2 Giveaways.

First up -

This cute little table runner made out of High Streets by Lily Ashbury for Moda.  I love this line - and the grey fabric was my favorite piece hands down.  I love how the orange border makes it pop!  The runner measures 10 x 28 and perfect for just about any area.  Quilted with a simple crosshatch.


















Second up -

A layer cake of Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda.  I LOVE this line - and have a few projects in the works using these layer cakes.  This would make a great gift for someone - or give you a head start on next years project (unless you're super fast and can finish something in a week!)



To win - leave me a comment telling me what your favorite precut of fabric is.  Layer Cakes? Jelly Rolls?  Charms?

Will ship to anyone within North America.  Winner will be announced by December 15th.

Thanks Sew Mama Sew for hosting this day - so fun!

359 comments:

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Pam said...

Layer cakes I use them alot

JoyceLM said...

Fat quarters are my favorite, but I also love charm packs. Thanks.

Allison C said...

I like FQs and charms

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Hmm, I would say layer cakes of the choices given. I prefer yardage or FQs though, b/c then I have plenty to get to when (not if but when) I need to make a second block due to mistakes! :)

Angela Bullard said...

I like charm packs. I get to play with the entire line of fabric for about $10 :).

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I am enjoying minicharms for hexie work.

JenJohnson said...

I love layer cakes!

Anne said...

Layer cakes lend me so many possibilities! Cute looking family!

Barb in Mi said...

I love jelly rolls - they make such fast & beautiful quilts. Thanks so much!

Gretchen said...

I love jelly rolls because one will make a nice size lap quilt.

Sarah said...

Layer cakes and fat quarters are my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I'm a gigantic layer cake fan. JUST enough most of the time!

Bree.mcelroy@me.com

Richard Healey said...

I am not a huge fan of precuts though I have made a few things out of each listed (all things I have won) I prefer to use fat quarters as I like to do things out of non traditional sizes. But if I had to pick it would be jelly rolls.

Janda W said...

I love all precuts, but if you looked at my stash, you would see a lot of jelly rolls!

Katie said...

I love charms and layer cakes if you're looking at packaged precuts. Although I like buying fabric in 1/2 yd cuts when I see something I like. Thanks!

deserae said...

I love jelly rolls, mostly because I hate cutting strips.

Michell said...

Love charm packs

Penny said...

I love using charm packs. I've made dozens of purses using charm packs. They make matching colors so easy.

Peggy S said...

Ha! That's a good question. I started collecting jelly rolls, next came layer cakes which I still love and most recently I've been collecting the 5" charm packs. They all seem to have a place.

Ella said...

I like charm packs. If there is fabric I like more (or a line I love) I"ll get FQs.

Monica said...

My favorite precuts are fat quarters.

Kim said...

I love layer cakes. I can use them as is, or cut them up into charms. So versatile.

leigh7911 said...

I find charms to be crazy fun. Lots of eye candy for relatively little money!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My favorite pre-cut is a layer cake.

Jennifer T said...

I've only used fat quarters but I'd like to branch out to jelly rolls.

CJ said...

If I don't have a specific project in mind yet I get one or two charm packs of the lines I really like. Sometimes just seeing it all in person spurs me on to buy a LC or JR.

Stephanie said...

Charm squares so far.

Lori Jane said...

I love layer cakes!

Helen L said...

I like layer cakes: you can do so much with them: strips, squares, triangles, even big circles!!

Michelle said...

I like working with layer cakes. It seems like I have more design options with them, and they show off a large scale print nicely, too.

Lydia said...

probably Jelly rolls, my strips are never that precise and I so appreciate not having to cut them.

Jenny said...

I haven't used many precuts, but I think Layer Cakes are the most versatile for sure. I'd love to win -- thank you so much!

Melanie said...

I like Fat quarters and Jelly Rolls. Thanks for the chance!

Melanie said...

I prefer fat quarter bundles....but layer cakes are more budget friendly.

Moya Z said...

Charms, but all pre-cuts are incredible time savers!

Emilyplays said...

I've only ever bought pre-cut FQs. It would be fun to try some other sizes :)

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

I prefer FQ bundles but Jellyrolls are nice too :)

audrey said...

I think the layer cakes are great, but I've worked with charm squares too--so easy! Great giveaway!

Goosegirl said...

I love any precut but i tend to use Charms most often.
Thank you for the chance.

Mippy Foofalina said...

I've not started sewing yet so I don't have a fave as I am still gathering materials and supplies to start/learn. :)

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

I love the size of layer cakes - very handy and versatile. But charm packs are great too.

Barbara O. said...
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Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

Love layer cakes the best, and charm packs come a close second.

Born4Travel said...

Great giveaway! I like jelly rolls. I am currently obsessed with hexies and it is so easy to may 2.5 squares with jelly rolls. :) Thanks for the chance to win. Too bad you don't live closer to quilt my things for such a good price.

Sowing Stitches said...

My favorite precuts: jelly rolls, layer cakes and fat quarters!

Dreaming Monet said...

that is a stunning table runner! wow.

i like jelly rolls! fun for QAYG projects.

thank you for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

I have only ever used charm packs.Thanks for the chance to win.

Empty Closet Quilting said...

I love working with jelly rolls, so much beauty wrapped up in a little circle of fabric!

Christine said...

I like jelly rolls and charm packs, I love the variety they contain

Kim said...

I like layer cakes the best. This one looks beautiful!

Julene said...

I love jelly rolls, but I'm beginning to love charm packs, too.

Lee said...

You have a lovely blog! I love the runner - the orange is fabulous! For me, I like Layer Cake - more diverse I think! thanks!

lesleyjean said...

Charms are my favorite pre-cut. I've also used a couple of layer cakes, though.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I've never used pre-cut material; my nearest fabric store is, depending on how you figure, Wal-Mart (30 miles, round trip, across a couple of mountains) or Joann's (70 miles, round trip and across a mountain).

Jusmom1 said...

I love layer cakes! Thanks for the chance to win!

Susan Smith said...

I prefer layer cakes....I am not as limited with those. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa @ Missouri Mel said...

I've used a lot of charm packs but layer cakes would be nice, too. I've never used a jelly roll.

principeta said...

Charms are my favs.Lovely giveaway,so generous of you.thank you for the chance to win it.

Jen said...

I love charm packs (because for the price I can get so many cute prints)

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks so much for the chance - I love that runner!!! I used to be a fat quarter gal (so many possibilities for cutting) but I'm loving jelly rolls lately. Maybe it's all the scrappy trip alongs I can't stop making?

Karen P. said...

Its probably a tie between layer cakes & charm packs! I seem to have quite a collection of those! ;-)

Jan Baker said...

I seem to buy charm packs and fat quarters most. Probably because a can pickup a little at a time.

Melissa Corry said...

I am all about layer cakes. Use them all the time ;)

Erin said...

I love them all - fat quarters are usually the go to but the ease of precuts is wonderful!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I am amazed at how far I can stretch a layer cake! This size pre-cut is adaptable to many block sizes.

Kaylee said...

I think I like precut jellies best. I always seem to have trouble cutting strips exactly so they're great for me.

SolDucky said...

Layer cakes or charm packs

LeAnne said...

I like jelly rolls the best.

Linda T said...

I've only worked with charm packs, but sometimes I find it isn't quite enough! I'd love to try a layer cake!

Wild Irish said...

Jelly Rolls all the way.

mean sarah jean said...

There's not a pre cut I didn't like .. I love them all!

DEAN FAMILY said...

I love layer cakes. I think they are the most versatile of the bunch. So if I love a line but don't have a particular pattern in mind I buy a layer cake. Thanks!

Melissa said...

Hi Abby! Jelly Rolls are my favorite... but Layer Cakes are a close second! I LOVE the quilts you have done for me! Merry Christmas!

free indeed said...

Seems I use jelly rolls most often...so many patterns fit them. I'm painting the kitchen today yellow/grey..that runner will accent it beautifully!

Wendi Dickherber said...

I love charm packs because I get a little of each fabric in the line and they are great for the small projects I like to do

Carla Keahey said...

Fun! I have only worked with a jelly roll, but I'd like to try a charm pack.

Glynette said...

Love the charm pack

Judy H said...

I would say charms are my favorite.

Carol said...

I love jelly rolls...they are great for bindings! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

I love charm packs because they are just a little piece of each of the fun fabrics.

Darlington Gal said...

I love fat quarters....and layer cakes....and charm packs....oh, darn it...I love them all. kmcassie@gmail.com Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeana said...

I love jelly rolls!

Wehaf said...

I love fat quarters. :)

urchiken at gmail dot com

Sandy said...

I love Layer Cakes and that Aspen Frost is calling my name. Lol! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Jo said...

I use a lot of charm packs and layer cakes. Thanks for the chance I really like your table runner, good luck with your quilting business

Allison said...

Ooh I love that fabric line too. Although I have only ever bought 2 and haven't used either of them yet I think I like charm packs the best, since they don't break the bank but give you some great options for quilt making.

Erin Baker said...

I love charm packs-so easy to make patchwork squares or half square triangles! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Yay!

Tricia said...

Layer cakes!

Sara said...

I've never bought any of them! Crazy I know, I'm sure it would help with some of my wonkiness! Thanks!

Joyce Carter said...

I like to use charms for scrappy quilts and baby quilts, but I really prefer to buy Fat Quarters. Thank you so much for your giveaway.

Bethany Martini said...

Layer cakes are my favorite, they are so versatile!

Hannlib said...

Layer cakes for me, more fabric to play with :-)

taniab said...

Charm packs because they are inexpensive and you can get a good selection

stephmabry said...

I like charm packs - you get a little bit of everything for usually a very good price!

Thanks for the chance!

stephmabry(at)yahoo-dot-com

Shanna said...

It used to be charm squares, but then it was layer cakes, not I just save time and buy the whole fat quarter set if it looks like I will like most of the fabrics.

Renee said...

I don't use precuts much...but when I have it's been charms or jelly rolls.

Alison said...

I like layer cakes.

barb said...

i would love to win the layer cake. i only make charity quilts and could make big blocks out of this. since i am low income and cant afford fabric. thank you babscorbitt@gmail.com

tpott said...

Charms are my favorite, I seem to make a lot of baby quilts and that works the best with some yardage. I like all of the precuts, I'm color challenged so it works the best for me. Thanks for the great giveaway, I LOVE the orange border on your Tablerunner. I'd love to follow you on GFC or Bloglovin but I don't see a link. Please email me at tpott@optonline.net if you can help me. Thank you, Toni Anne ;->

Courtneysews said...

I love Charms. You can make a lot with just one pack! Thanks!

Chiska said...

I think Layer Cakes. Thanks!

Katie.Herzog said...

I love jelly rolls. Or Layer Cakes. Or charm packs. Or any pre cut really. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous runner. Oh I love the colors. It is a feast for the eyes. Great job. I like fat quarters and Charms mostly because that is all I have bought the mos tof .. But I do enjoy the jellyrolls also. The layer cakes are nice too. ok I admit I love all fabric.Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tabitha said...

I like layer cakes. Big enough to work with and can cut down to lots of things. Thanks!

tarter95 said...

I like the charms. Very nice runner, too.
tarter95 at hotmail dot com

Marti M said...

I love jelly rolls with cozy quilt patterns. fast and fun

Nupur said...

I like jelly rolls- made some quick 1600 quilts with jelly rolls this year!

Briawna said...

I love layer cakes. I also love the hard to find dessert rolls. 5 inch strips come in handy.

Mara said...

I like charms, if I just want to see what the fabric looks like, but I like buying layer cakes if they are $30 or less, if I know I just love the whole fabric line.

Margaret said...

Hi!
Actually, I love the 2 1/2" mini charms by Moda. I can get some great ideas flowing with those small squares, and having the whole pack of them is so much fun because you get cuts of each fabric in the line. If you haven't tried them, I recommend that you do!

Eliza Jane said...

I'm a self-taught quilter, and still kind of in the beginner level of things, so I love fat quarters. I find them really easy to work with, and really easy to cut down to size to make smaller squares if I want. I've also been a huge fan of your blog - which I found totally randomly - for about three years now!

Sallie said...

layer cakes.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have only worked with Charms, so for now, they are my favorites. They make up fast and are always fun fabrics. Thanks!

barbara woods said...

Layers cakes, i love them

Linda said...

HELLO,love charm packs! Thanks for a neat giveaway! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

rainjerette said...

Usually I buy fat quarters, but I can see the fun in charms!

Pre said...

For precuts I mostly purchase fat quarters. Charms and Layer Cakes are 2nd. Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful runner & fabric!

Shannon said...

Lovely giveaway! My favorite precuts are charm packs, but I love them all!

EG said...

Fat quarter bundles.

robin chapa said...

There is no "bad" kind of precut ;), so it's hard to pick a favorite. But I do love those little charm quares-- I guess for today, those are my fav. (I reserve the right to change my mind at any time based on whatever pattern happens to be in front of me, lol)
~robin
welchrobin@Hotmail.com

Sarah said...

I love layer cakes, they are hard to come by and very expensive when I find them locally, always have to order them online

racergirl1313 said...

I love Layer cakes and charm packs. Thanks!!

Celia said...

Fat quarters are definitely my favorite!

April in Autumn said...

I like fat quarters because I'm not a quilter and I can't always find stuff to do with the other selections!

Terri Montgomery said...

I love all precuts, but layer cakes are my favorite.

Karrie S said...

FQ or layer cakes are my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win! ksmith8@emich.edu

Martha Farner said...

I would say my favorite is the jelly roll. I just finished a jelly roll race quilt. mfarner1423@embarqmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love charm packs.
red_murray2(at)yahoo(dot)com

dortha said...

I like layer cakes the best.

Kathryn said...

It's hard to pick one but I think I'd have to say jelly rolls. I have one right now waiting to be made into a quilt top! :)

Julie-Katie H said...

Charm packs!
-Julie
Intrepidtwins at gmail

Barb and Sharon said...

I just made a double slice layer cake quilt. It was fun and quick!
Barb@Witsend

Genevieve P said...

I like jelly rolls.

lauraluvsloons said...

I use FQ's and charm packs a lot.

Lyanna L. said...

Layer cakes are awesome but I prefer actual yardage.

Ali said...

It tends to be charms, but I've never BOUGHT a layer cake, and I have an idea if I could it's what I'd do for all lines that I liked! Thank you for the giveaway!

Jayne said...

I love fat quarters, but charm packs...a close second!

jmniffer said...

Fat quarters top my list, charms are fun to see the fabrics in each line. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer said...

Fat quarters are my favorite!

Bobbie said...

I love charm packs-and fq, never bought a layer cake,

Quilting Nanny said...

Fat quarters are my fav. I don't do much with charms...options are to confined. Jelly rolls...just don't need any strips. but FQ...enough there to do so many things!

Laura said...

I love fat quarters and layer cakes!

Julia C said...

I've only done one quilt so far and that was with a jelly roll. I'm looking forward to trying some other cuts.

dewiec(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Wendy said...

Jelly rolls. So versatile!

Vicki H said...

I have only used charms once. I would love to have the layer cake. Fingers crossed.

supersara20 said...

I like fat quarters, more options.

Mom C said...

I like fat quarters but layer cakes are really good. If I'm doing lots of HST, charm packs can't be beat. I'd love your layer cake. Thanks.

Deborah Milton solicitor and legal training consultant said...

Charms for me every time

Kathy said...

For awhile I was collecting a lot of charms... they are hard to resist!

Needled Mom said...

I love the layer cakes.

Jessica said...

Layer cakes are awesome. I love most pre-cuts though. Btw, I am in love with that Moda High Street fabric. I just recently bought a charm pack of it. It is so pretty.

Deborah said...

FQ and charms
fiveninesix@gmail.com

michael ann said...

i'm new to quilting and haven't used anything but fat quarters, although i have been eyeing quite a few charm packs. this would be a great chance!

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I have a few layer cakes, getting ready to use them. I am a new quilter, but this seems to be a good size. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jane S. said...

I tend to purchase mostly fat quarters or charm packs. Charm packs are a great way to get the fabrics from an entire collection for not very much money! Plus they're a great size to sew together and get a quick table topper. :)

Beezus said...

I am actually not a fan of precuts. They seem so pricey for what you get, and there never seems to be a big enough piece for what I want. So I opt for FQs, HYs, and full yardage. :)

Darice said...

I have never met a layer cake that I didn't like!
;o)
mummyx8@hotmail.com

Amanda K said...

I love charm packs, but that may just be because I made my first quilt ever with one.

momma b said...

not jellys...

Kellie Staton said...

I like FQs.

Sangeetha said...

like yardage - gives me flexibility

Lori said...

Anything from Basic Grey

Sherry Von Fumetti said...

Charms are a nice size that can be worked into many designs. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

I have only used charm packs so far. (New quilter) so I guess I would have to say charm packs. :)

handmadeby EvaRose said...

I am new quilter and have only used a charm pack so far-for most projects I buy by the yard and cut.
My next purchase will be a pink girlie jelly roll to make a valentines red and pink hearts quilt. If anyone could recommend what to buy it would be great.
Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to visit your blog, You are a very accomplished quilter, congratulations.

Happy Christmas and best wishes to your family.

Abby W @ColorBarQuilts said...

layer cakes

Lynne said...

FQs are my favorite, and charm packs are fun for lots of colour! Thank you for the great giveaway!

Laura Fedewa said...

I really like them all but right now I am really liking the layer cakes :)

Chris Worthy said...

I love charm packs for crib-sized quilts, but I am planning to try a quick jelly roll quilt soon.

Juliet said...

I have never used precuts before, but I would love the chance to try! I normally use fat quarters or longer yardage. But the precut fabrics look so pretty bundled up in their little rolls that I would love to play with them!

budgeteer said...

I love them all, but have only tried a charm pack. I think I would like to try a layer cake next : )

Taryn said...

I like Jelly Rolls the most, because they seem to work best with the quilts I want to make. There is no shortage of patterns with 2.5" strips!

Gillian said...

charm packs! crossing my fingers! gillian{dot}carnahan{ar}gmail.com

CraftyHourMom said...

As a new(er) quilter I haven't used too many precuts, just a couple of charm packs and one pack of mini charms. They are fun though! I loved the mini charms esp for a small way to enjoy the whole line.

Thanks for the chance! The table runner is gorgeous.

Courtney said...

I think layer cakes are the best. Thanks,

courtneyahrenholtz at gmail.com

Cindy Mizer said...

I love the Moda Candies. I just started using them lately and I really enjoy working with them.

Cindy Mizer said...

I love the Moda Candies. I just started using them lately and I really enjoy working with them.

meeshelle said...

I love Fat Quarters. The table runner is really pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Breanna S. said...

I love jelly rolls and charm packs.

Heidi said...

Layer cakes are so versatile and allow use of the whole line. Love em!

Leah said...

I like Layer cakes. I can cut them up into Charm squares if I need to or I can use them for bigger pieces.

Pat V. said...

I like layer cakes the best. They can become charms, or even strips!

Kelly Williams said...

Charm packs are my favorite. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Judi Duncan said...

First let me congratulate you for living the dream! I stayed home with my kids when they were young and it is a sacrifice but so worth it! I love layer cakes!

Curly Girl said...

Charm packs are my favorite. The possibilities are endless

EG said...

Fat quarter bundles.

Jacklynn said...

I've bought all three types of pre-cuts - but I buy charm packs the most. Thanks for the generous give away!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Charm packs. Their low cost gives me a chance to try lines I normally wouldn't. I love making table toppers out of them for a quick change of decor around the house.

Katie said...

Charm packs are a great way to sample many prints at once!

P Bybee said...

I like all of them, but charm packs are just awesome!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

I like working with charm packs and FQs.

Susan said...

I like working with layer cakes and charm packs - and I love a FQ bundle too - but I have to say layer cakes are my very favorite. Thanks for the chance to enter!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love them all but most recently used a jelly roll for some quilting binding! I have a Canadian address :)

Nikita said...

I like layer cakes... they are pretty versatile. I got two quilts out of one layer cake..after that I was sold.

atabanana29 said...

I am addicted to FQ's!

Amy said...

I like both layer cakes and charm packs! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Leslie said...

I love layer cakes!

Lisa Marie said...

Layer cakes are my favorite, well, besides FQs. I usually cut the layer cakes into small pieces and wonder -- does that defeat the purpose of pre-cuts?

cupcake mama said...

I love Fat Quarters!
mmjohnson555 at gmail dot com

greeblygreebly said...

I have only ever bought charm packs which I like because they are such a nice inexpensive way to get a sample of all the fabrics in a line. Plus they are really easy to work with.

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