Teeny Weeny giveaway

I cut up all the 2.5″ squares for the scrap vomit swap this weekend, so now each of my three recipients have a random mix of 49 squares each. This seems like an odd number, but each block is 7 wide by 7 deep and the finished size is 14″.

I used my Big Shot for most of it, spurred on by an email from Angela who blogged about her Big Shot just before the weekend. Originally I was skeptical. I have had a Big Shot for a couple of years but I tend to use it for dust gathering felt and stuff, fabric doesn’t seem to work so well, even with the Bigz dies. Recently some quilting dies came out so I thought I would give it a try. One at a time it seemed like a lot of work and a lot of wastage. Then Angela pointed out something that should have been obvious but I hadn’t thought about it. Folding the fabric over and over to cut several at a time! And you know what, it prefers cutting lots of thicknesses at once, there’s only a couple of threads that need snipping and it saves loads of time!

 

 

I would still use a rotary cutter for charm squares and jelly roll strips if you are cutting 2.5″ squares as there’s no waste, however it’s great for irregular scraps.

So this giveaway then…


The prize is a random selection of 49 squares just like I did for the swap, some good some bad and definitely not the same as the picture. You could use them in your own scrap vomit quilt (See Katy’s post here if you’ve no idea what I’m talking about) or whatever you like. I’m going to make mine into randomly placed floating blocks I think so I don’t need as many and I can practise my large negative space quilting…

I will be cutting your squares from anything in here- and you won’t know what you will get til it arrives!

Just leave a comment here to enter before 23.59 GMT on Thursday 4th October and I will draw the winner from there.

For an extra entry…
1) Tweet the giveaway linking to this page and leave me a separate comment saying you have
2) Like my page on Facebook and leave me a separate comment saying you have

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29 Comments

  1. Fiona severn (fionasparrow)
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    hi , its a lovely idea , would use them for patchwork 😀

  2. buntyw
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Count me in please!
    I’d love to start a SV quilt!

  3. Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m making a scrap vomit quilt and these would fit in nicely 🙂 Thanks for the chance (and I think I need to get me one of those machines!!).

  4. Posted October 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I am definitely going to make a scrap quilt soon, so I would use them for that, there are some great designs in Sunday Morning Quilts- and I’m desperate to make at least one of them! Ange x

  5. Posted October 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    and I already like you on FB. Ange. Thx for the mention, glad the blocks cut better when you folded the fabric! : )

  6. Posted October 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    thank you for this chance. hugs

  7. Posted October 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I already like you on fb 🙂 and they are soo cute definitely would use them in patchwork.

  8. Posted October 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Tweeted too!

  9. kerry hick
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink | Reply

    would love to be able to make my own patchwork quilt

  10. Posted October 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would make a vomit bag (or a scrap vomit bag)…whatever you want to call it! 🙂

  11. HueiSei
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love to win the squares 🙂
    Thanks for the chance.

  12. HueiSei
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Liked your page on FB.

  13. HueiSei
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/253136192353218560

  14. Posted October 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to win the squares. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’d use them for applique or patchwork bags/pouches. I’ve never had problems cutting fabric with my Bigz dies…

  16. Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This is just the sort of patchwork I love. I want to make my granddaughter one of these scrappy quilts. I’m off to tweet.

  17. Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Twitted https://twitter.com/polynanabeads/status/253186064825585664

  18. Posted October 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Would love to give your scrappy squares a new home in some potholders for Christmas!

  19. Posted October 3, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    I am making a scp vomit quilt so these would be perfect.

  20. Posted October 3, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink | Reply

    Sounds like an interesting bunch of scraps!

  21. Posted October 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Oh yes this is fun!!

  22. Posted October 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I like you on facebook 🙂

  23. Posted October 4, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! I just started a Postage Stamp quilt made from 2 1/2 inch squares so this would be perfect. I’m trying to make a quilt where every square is different. Thanks for the opportunity to add some different squares. Great giveaway!

  24. Posted October 4, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I’m planning on starting a scrap vomit quilt as soon as I’ve finished my UFOs. This would be a great start. Thank you for this opportunity!

  25. Posted October 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I would use these for my teen sewing classes.. they would make cute mini quilts! thanx for the chance of winning! x

  26. Posted October 6, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love little scraps, they are great for my little ones to use in their “collages” and crafting or for making self-covered buttons (which I love) or other teeny projects. 🙂

  27. Becky Greene
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I am actually applying the binding on my first scrap vomit quilt, but I have already started on a second one. I think my husband is going to call “dibs” on the first one. They are addicting, but I depleted my stash on the first, so your giveaway prize would be the perfect solution! Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Becky Greene
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Tweeted the giveaway, too.

  29. Becky Greene
    Posted October 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I also liked your Facebook page 🙂

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