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>> Friday, October 1, 2010


Welcome to my blog and my Fall into Fall giveaway post.

I found out about the hop through Sandi's blog.
She always has a giveaway going on it seems!
She is so generous and her blog is full of quilt treasures -
especially on Mondays when she features quilts on 'the line'.

Sandi was also one of my Placemat Party Hostesses earlier this year
when I launched my first pattern into blog land.

Fall is my favourite time of year because there is so much orange!
I love to make colourful quilts.
I really enjoyed making this orange quilt.

It was an "Orange Pile" challenge with Pat Sloan, who is also part of this hop.
{She's also busy with 2 more hops - try to catch up to her if you can!}
Pat is another generous quilting spirit!

What am I giving away to celebrate Fall?
I decided to go through my stash {closets of stash!}
like Debi suggested.

Let's see what FALLS out!!

A sunflower bag made by me.

It was my only attempt at rag quilting. I really like it, but haven't used it at all.

Some plastic quilting templates. There are 3 - you can click the photo to see them better.
I inherited these from my husband's Granny.

Quilt note cards. There's quite an assortment.
I put together 2 of each design.
{I still have more for future giveaways.}

A fun, pattern booklet.

To use or just enjoy.

Ten 5 inch charms of sunflower fabric.
{Like my mini pumpkin?}

I've had this fabric for awhile and could never cut into it. I've recently begun to trim down some of my older stash into charms, strips, and even 10 inch squares. Suddenly it looks inviting again!

Then I still had to make something! I didn't just want to give away stuff.
I made up 4 Fall coasters using some of the selvages my sister just sent me.

You can find my tutorial for making some of your own here.

My husband said that we could really use some coasters. I guess I'm adding them to "the list"!

How do you enter to win?

Simply leave a comment on this post.

I'd like to know if you buy downloadable {pdf} patterns.
Let me know in your comment.

My giveaway is open to everyone - any country, with or without a blog.


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Giveaway is open until

Good Luck to All!
Thanks for Visiting my Blog. Enjoy hopping through the list!

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Gill October 1, 2010 at 7:50 AM  

I've bought downloadable patterns in the past - so quick and easy!

Jackie October 1, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Yum! I have bought downloadable patterns, for wallets and bags. I love the fact that when I want a pattern I can have it instantly.
Thanks for the opportunity to win the fun giveaway!

sandrasc October 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

Yes, I have bought downloaded patterns in the past. Instant gratification! thanks for your tutorial on the coasters.

Jessica October 1, 2010 at 2:17 PM  

I haven't bought PDFs but I might in the future. GREAT giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! I absolutely adore the sunflower bag!!

Mary Grace McNamara October 1, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

Wow, what a fun giveaway! Yes, I love to buy downloadable quick and wait for the mail man!


sy October 1, 2010 at 3:55 PM  

thanks for the generous giveaway. i haven't bought any downloadable patterns, i'm eyeing some knitting pdf patterns. i preper paper quilt patterns though.
songyueyu at gmail

Sandi Linn Andersen October 1, 2010 at 10:51 PM  

Sarah, I scrolled down the list of bloggers participating in the fall giveaway for those I know and there you were. And so I came over and my jaw dropped when I saw that you started your post with a note about finding out about the giveaway through my blog. Your kind thoughts about my blog choked me up! Seriously, how sweet! I love sharing on my blog and am "sew glad" that we met via blogging. Pat's cool, too. I haven't checked into the group in ages. It's been a crazy summer behind the blogging scene. :-) Regarding downloadable patterns.......I've never bought one but have had inquiries about being able to purchase some of my patterns in that format. I haven't had time to pursue that angle. I'll e-mail you with a couple other thoughts about the pattern issue. :-)

Regina October 2, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

Wow what an amazing giveaway. I really like your blog too. I'm so glad I found it!

I prefer to buy downloadable patterns over paper ones any day. I buy way more than I should ;)

I like it for a few reasons. The obvious is the instant or nearly instant gratification. The fact that even if I misplace my printed copy I still have it on my computer. I can print it out even if I'm on vacation as long as I have my computer handy. Lastly, the patterns are usually set up like tutorials which I love. (Sorry for the long reply).

Peach Rainbow October 2, 2010 at 3:15 AM  

I haven't bought PDF patterns yet, but I have won some and I like them :D!
Thanks for the chance
fsarah09 at gmail dot com

Janet October 2, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

Wow lots of nice stuff in your giveaway. I really like the sunflowers. I haven't ever bought a PDF pattern.

Susie October 2, 2010 at 5:46 AM  

Cool giveaway.
I have bought just one downloadable pattern but it was a knitting machine one.

Anorina @SameliasMum October 2, 2010 at 6:56 AM  

Lovely giveaway. Pop over and enter mine.
I've never bought downloadable patterns. Perhaps one day...

Irina October 2, 2010 at 8:01 AM  

I have never bought a pdf pattern, but I think they're great and I don't rule out the idea of buying them in the future.
The sunflower fabric is beautiful! thanks for the chance to win.

Micki October 2, 2010 at 9:26 AM  

What a wonderful giveaway! I have bought many downloadable wait involved...I love that!

Mary on Lake Pulaski October 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

Yes, I definitely buy download patterns!

Ingrid October 2, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

I love downloadable patterns, so quick and easy.
Wonderful, i think.

Greets Ingrid

Vickie October 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM  

Hi! This is a great giveaway! I would love to have that sunflower fabric! And yes I do buy downloadable patterns! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanne October 2, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

I do buy pdf's if I am looking for something in particular, altho I am pretty much a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl, don't use too many patterns, not a pattern maker by any means but I figure out what I want and make it, usually works out the way I want, sometimes it pays to be "Flexible". Great giveaway, thanks for sharing.

Doina October 2, 2010 at 4:19 PM  

Great giveaway! Please count me in!

pippirose October 2, 2010 at 6:02 PM  

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! Wow!!
No, I haven't bought any downloadable patterns yet...though I might in the future.
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Van e Chris October 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

We just love everything here!
And we love downloadble patterns because we are very ancious!
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Pat S. October 3, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

I've never purchased a downloadable pattern but I would'nt rule it out if I saw one that I really liked. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway package!!!

Renee G October 3, 2010 at 2:07 AM  

I haven't bought PDF's in the past, but I would consider doing so in the future. I'm just a newbie quilter and try to make the whole process as simple as I can.

Ms Muffin October 3, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

I have bought pdf patterns in the past - and actually prefer to do that to "regular patterns". It is quick and easy ... and I can even buy them from "around the world" (I live in Germany) without huge postal charges!!!
Thanks for this awesome giveaway!
And if you want to come by my blog and enter my giveaways, too ... you could win some custom-made buttons ... or a teacozy ...
Have a lovely Sunday!

Hanne October 3, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Lovley giveaway. I will love to winn it:-)

Nanbon44 October 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

I have bought some downloadable patterns in the past so fast and easy for me

shirley October 3, 2010 at 4:23 PM  

I haven't bought PDFs as of now, but I may this winter, Great giveaway!

Charlene S October 3, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

I have bought PDFs. It appeal to me b/c the pattern is on my flash drive and not getting misplaced in my sewing room until I need it.

Jansie October 4, 2010 at 12:57 AM  

Hi Sarah, Thanks for participating in the give away. I ALWAYS buy PDF patterns. I browse on line all the time and if I find something I want to make, I don't want to wait! :) jansie(at)gmail(dot)com

grendelskin October 4, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Sweet giveaway! I'd rather buy a PDF and get near-instant delivery than pay more and wait for the mail to arrive only to find that the seller has just printed a copy out on regular copy paper anyhow. I can choose to print it or not, reprint a single page if I lose one in my sewing room (no major feat), hole-punch the pages for my binder without feeling bad about it, etc.

AnnieO October 4, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

Fun giveaway, Sarah Vee! Love the sunflower bag and all the handmade goodies. I have bought downloadable pdfs, for some cross stitch patterns actually. Thanks for the chance to win.

Emillie Rose October 4, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

Would love to win!! Great giveaway! I have downloaded several PDF's - always love them.


Becky October 4, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

Great giveaway! Happy Fall to you! Love your Orange quilt. Yes, I have purchased a pattern in PDF form. I loved how easy it was to purchase and had the pattern quickly.

Take care! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

Quilt n Queen October 4, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

I've never bought PDF patterns but my DIL has. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilter Kathy October 4, 2010 at 11:27 PM  

I NEED those sunflower gifties!!
I have never bought a pdf pattern...I have enough trouble downloading free ones:) I'm not very computer literate...I'd rather order a paper one I think.

Weatherbee ;) October 5, 2010 at 12:04 AM  

Great giveaway! I've never bought a downloadable pattern before, but I wouldn't be opposed to it. :)

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
~Teresa :)

Needled Mom October 5, 2010 at 10:46 AM  

It looks like you follow many of the same bloggers that I do!

Yes, I do buy the downloadable patterns. It is a quick way to receive them.

Kathy H October 5, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway. I do not buy downloadable patterns , I think because I like to actually see a pattern before I buy it. I prefer to buy fabric this way also so I can see what the colors really look like and how the fabric feel.

Terry October 5, 2010 at 4:29 PM  

Wow! What a great bunch of giveaway goodies! I love sunflowers so I'd love to win that bag, along with everything else of courese! LOL I have bought PDF patterns as well as paper ones. The nice part of the PDF is that it's so much quicker! Thanks so much! :0)

Paula Lemos October 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

I've bought downloadable patterns from Wee Wonderfuls to make some toys. Thank you for the great giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Joanna October 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

I have bought downloadable patterns, but don't do it often. Thank you for the great giveaway package.

Lovie October 5, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

I'm one of your many followers. I do not purchase downloadable patterns, being on dialup the time it takes to download is not worth the effort.

Diane N October 5, 2010 at 9:43 PM  

I have never purchased pdf patterns.

Jen W October 6, 2010 at 6:59 AM  

Such a generous prize!
I usually don't buy pdf files because
I have dial-up - but I probably would
if I didn't.

Thank you so much for the opportunity
to participate in your Fall giveaway.

Njeri October 6, 2010 at 9:32 AM  

thanks. i love orange too. i love pdf's because i can save to my compute and always go back and refer plus there is no shipping costs involved.

kt October 6, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I have not yet bought any downloadable PDF patterns. Thanks for the chance to win.

Marie October 6, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

Great give a way! I have not yet bought any pdf patterns, as I am very new to the sewing/quilting world, but I'm not opposed to the idea!

Lyn October 6, 2010 at 7:39 PM  

Hi lots of wonderful giveaways! I would love to win I have bought downloadable patterns. Thanks

Anonymous,  October 6, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

I haven't ever bought a pdf file pattern, don't really use that many patterns, but I would if there was one I wanted. A great giveaway!

Jean October 7, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

Yes I do buy downloadable patterns because if I see something I want to do I had better start right away. I think I may have an impatient problem. I need it now! Great giveaway thanks so much for letting us meet you. Love your blog.

Anonymous,  October 7, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

Wow! What an awesome giveaway. I love everything with sunflowers on it. I have not used downloadable patterns. . . yet. I am a hand piecer and quilter. Since I have had hand surgery recently, I will be switching to the machine work that these patterns will require.

Jill October 7, 2010 at 10:55 AM  

I have bought downloadable patterns. I guess I am a bit of a computer geek. Love sunflowers.

WvHmmngbrd October 7, 2010 at 1:42 PM  

I have bought pdf patterns before. Instant gratification. Thanks for the chance to win!

Barbara October 7, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

What a nice giveaway. I would purchase a pdf pattern. Thanks.

BillieBee (billiemick) October 7, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

Nice giveaway and yes I do buy downloadable patterns.

Marcia W. October 7, 2010 at 9:47 PM  

I've never purchased a pdf pattern because dial-up is slow and sometimes frustrating for downloads. Thank you for this lovely prize for the Fall Into Fall giveaway. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Nancy October 7, 2010 at 10:48 PM  

What a generous giveaway. I love sunflowers too.

Kathy MacKie October 7, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

Hi Sarah-though I haven't tried downloadable patterns yet as I am quite new to all this "stuff"! Perhaps someday, but today I thank you for your giveaway and look forward to keeping up with your blog!

Sheila October 8, 2010 at 12:48 PM  

Thanks for the chance at your giveaway ,no I have not bought patterns by PDF but then again I have not bought anything online yet but I do think that will change in the near future and I like the idea of an instant pattern .

NanaSings October 8, 2010 at 11:58 PM  

Great giveaway, thank you! I like PDF download patterns because I can either leave them on the computer (so green, don't ya know) or print them out and because the sheets are uniform it encourages me to 3 hole punch them and organize them in a binder.

quilary October 9, 2010 at 12:47 AM  

I have bought downloadable patterns. I like them because they arrive quickly, and storing them on the computer takes up less space and I can find them easily. Beautiful giveaway - thanks for the chance.

rockgranny October 9, 2010 at 2:27 PM  

I haven't bought PDF patterns yet, but I'm going to buy them in future

Unknown October 9, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

I have never purchased a downloadable pattern for quilting before. I have for machine embroidery and enjoy the ones I have purchased. I love the sunflower fabric. Thanks!

Nancy Sue October 11, 2010 at 2:53 PM  

I kinda am sitting on the fence with downloadable patterns. I've purchased ebooks and e-patterns, and while they are a "greener" choice, I like the portability of hard copy patterns (especially patterns that are printed larger than 8 1/2 by 11, that I wouldn't be able to print on my printer. So my answer is yes, and no. I guess I'm a bit old school.
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

cvdnurse October 11, 2010 at 3:22 PM  

I do like downloadable patterns. I like that you can get the pattern immediately. I usually leave a hard copy on my computer and print a copy to work with.
Susan in NC

Lucky Duck Dreams October 11, 2010 at 10:33 PM  

Im a follower! I havent yet bought one but if I see it and want ot make it I will.

BubzRugz October 11, 2010 at 11:31 PM  

Such a lot of lovely treasures there.. thanks for a chance to win - I hope they will come and live downunder?
I have bought downloadable patterns... easy to get and easy to store!

Katy October 12, 2010 at 6:13 AM  

I have never bought a downloadable pattern...but I may someday as I start to quilt! :)

thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com

Carin October 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM  

Boy what a beautiful give away, those coasters are very pretty.
Yes I love downloadable patterns. I have become a follower too

Jill October 12, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

I have bought downloads from Inklingo. I don't know if you would consider them patterns or not. That is the only downloads I have bought online. I hope that is helpful. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway, this has been fun.

Sean October 13, 2010 at 12:19 AM  

I am entering for my daughter, her computer is down and she called and asked if once again I would enter her in contests, I couldn’t say no as she helps my wife and her mother with their charity quilting projects. I try to support them any way that I can, so here I am and I hope I am doing this right.
thank you for putting our name in your drawing. Florida area

georgie October 13, 2010 at 6:29 AM  

I've never bought a downloadable pattern in my life.Thanks for the giveaway!

Gypsy Quilter October 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

downloadable patterns?.It's been awhile but yes you bet..if they are simple to follow.Be Well and safe travels to all!

Melzie October 13, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

I haven't bought any pdf patterns...YET lol :) great giveaway! xoxo melzie

Sewgreen October 13, 2010 at 5:41 PM  

I haven't bought any pdfs yet. Mainly because I am cheap :)

I love the sunflower bag!

grandmatomato October 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

I have not bought any down loadable patterns yet.
We loose internet connections a lot so I am always afraid I would not get the pattern that I paid for.

deborah October 14, 2010 at 11:47 AM  

I would buy pdf patterns! Love your bright vibrant colors!

Faith Hope and Cherrytea October 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM  

thx for your great giveaway! looking fwd to that parcel in the mail :)!! hoping you've had fun too in participating !
pdf patterns? yes i do enjoy that convenience
Happy Fall !!

Patty October 14, 2010 at 3:38 PM  

Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. This has been a fun project.

MoeWest October 14, 2010 at 5:39 PM  

Your giveaway goodies look wonderful! I haven't bought any downloadable patterns, but I think it is a good idea.

Unknown October 14, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

I haven't bought pdf patterns yet but the idea intrigues me.


A October 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

Thank you for having this giveaway.
warnerar at hotmail dot com
I haven't bought a downloadable pattern for quilting yet but see no reason why I couldn't if I truely want the pattern.

arlette October 15, 2010 at 12:12 AM  

pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pick meeeeeeeeeee jumping on my chair for you to see me :D, lol

arlette October 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

sorry I was so excited... I haven't buy any PFD files yet hoping to buy some soon!!!

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