Important $1,000 Giveaway Update

giveaway updateI just wanted to let everyone know that the new $1,000 Giveaway is well underway.  However, there was a problem with the “Tell Us What You'd Make With This” option to enter with a comment on the page.  Unfortunately, only a small portion of the comments that readers wrote actually made it to the site.  If you entered the contest this way, you will have to re-do your entry.  Don't worry, it's free and I've updated the fabric selection to make it a bit more interesting.

Go to the Giveaway

We received a lot of positive feedback, so you may have noticed that we moved our hosting to an even larger web host recently.  The site is a lot faster, particularly at busy times like Sunday after the weekly newsletter goes out when many, many readers are on the site.  However, in the process of moving to the new server, the plugin that scans our comments for spam got disconnected, so most reader comments simply didn't make it to the site.  It's all fixed now and thanks to reader, Linda L., for pointing this out.

This actually applies to all reader comments on the site for all the other articles too, not just the contest comments –so if you left an important question but don't see it appear on the page, you may have to re-enter it.  We're really sorry about this, but in complex systems, these sorts of things sometimes happen.

Good luck to everyone in the contest!

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134 Responses to Important $1,000 Giveaway Update

  1. Keisha W says:

    eyeglass cases

  2. Debbie G says:

    I think this fabric would make bright kitchen curtains for my daughters new apartment! Thank you for the contest!

  3. Tonni says:

    Definitely a backpack, lunch bag or purse

  4. Jocelyn Kang says:

    Im confused. I entered my comment on Michael Miller’s Birch fabric on Amazon, and then entered my comment on Amazon for the seashell fabric. Are we supposed to enter our comment on the seashell fabric here?

  5. Supersuse says:

    I would make a circular skirt for my grand-daughter. She is always dancing around and twirling, so this circles pattern would be fabulous!

  6. Kim says:

    That would make a fabulous bag!

  7. Barb says:

    Make a child’s quilt for donation. Our Guild gives away up to 400 quilts a year to local charities and hospitals and first responders.

  8. rere719 says:

    I would try alot of different things – apron, quilt small for grandson, tote bag list could go on

  9. Linda S says:

    A quilt for my growing quickly twin grandbabies!

  10. Debbie G says:

    A bright tote or bag. 🙂

  11. Charleen DiSante says:

    I want to cut little pieces and sew them together to make a big one.

  12. berrycherry63 says:

    I would enjoy making a tote bag & wristlet…….

  13. Barbara Pryga says:

    I would make a tablecloth. I have put this off for too long!

  14. Bunnie Pollock says:

    I would make something with my nieces, a quilt, ooooooh a tote?! They have amazing imaginations and I want them to be part of the next generations of sewing enthusiasts! We could make some placemats or a skirt! Something fun… so, what would I make with this fabric? Memories ?

  15. TerriJane says:

    I would use it for the bottom portion of a shower curtain, about 2 ft, the main part would be done out of a canvas painters tarp and I also would add random ruffling at the top made out of the Kaffe fabric

  16. Phyllis Chambliss says:

    I would make a quilt for my grands.

  17. Mel Garcia says:

    I would make whatever my heart desired at that particular moment. Different fabrics inspire different ideas. Love to create.

  18. Deb Hughes says:

    The Kaffe fabric would look great on a beach tote!

  19. Deb Hughes says:

    Maya, am still confused about where to post response to contest fabric question…do we post here on this blog or on an Amazon review portion of the Kaffe fabric?

  20. Charleen DiSante says:

    I will cut small pieces if fabric so i cansew them together into a larger piece.
    Charlie DiSante

  21. Charlen DiSante says:

    I will cut small pieces of fabric so I can sew it back together into a big piece.

  22. Sheila Leach says:

    Such beautiful colours! I would make a wallet with this.

  23. Debbie G says:

    I think it would be a great fabric for a beach blanket.

  24. Gwenna Doty says:

    I would make a quilt top!! beautiful fabric.

  25. Mary Hartnett says:

    I would love to be able to show my Granddaughter & Great Granddaughter how to sew and make things for themselves

  26. Wanda M. says:

    I am interested in sharing the fabric with students (teenagers) in my community who are interested in sewing. This will be my way of getting them interested in design and construction of clothing and home goods. Hope I win.:>)

  27. Dianne Affholter says:

    I would use the fabric in a quilt or a tote bag.

  28. Patricia Giricz says:

    I would use the fabric to make a quilt for my grand daughter, Katherine.

  29. Suze says:

    I’d make a quilt, but I can ALSO envision the cutest curtains for the camper!

  30. Patricia says:

    I would make many of the dresses for the dresses for Africa project and a couple of quilts and get the supplies I need for a stay at home sewing business I want to start. This could be such a blessing!

  31. mccandlessquilts says:

    FYI, Amazon won’t allow people who haven’t purchased the product to comment.

  32. mccandlessquilts says:

    I think it would make one of the oversized floor pillow/poufs thst are getting so popular again. Would be great indoors or out.
    Or I would laminate the fabric and make a raincoat or umbrella.

  33. Edith Reardon says:

    dress for my granddaughter

  34. dotpaulk says:

    Make a quilt for my sister’s 80th birthday.

  35. Debby E says:

    This would make an awesome quilt back for a beach quilt! Thanks so much for the chance to win 😉

  36. Melanie says:

    Oh wow, if I won the sky would be the limit! I would use it to make matching dresses for me and my daughter’s and maybe make something great for my husband and sons too.

  37. Laura says:

    Pillows for our living room

  38. Kimberly Cook says:

    I’d make bags of all types! I have a list ready!

  39. Martina says:

    I would make more charity purses for young girls so that they can continue going to school in developing countries.

What do you think?