Fat Quarter Shop Sponsored Blog-iversary Giveaway!

Hello! I’m doing this in a separate post today for simplicity’s sake. So here goes!

A year ago today, I started out at www.excellcrafts.blogspot.com. I had no idea there were thousands of craft bloggers; I’m kinda glad I didn’t know, really.

I soon decided a name change was necessary, so www.sewhappygeek.blogspot.com was born. But it wasn’t long before I started to want things that Blogger couldn’t provide. So I learned some HTML and started my own website, www.sewhappygeek.co.uk. I am so glad I did!

In the past year, my tastes in sewing have become a bit more specialised: I do a lot of quilting and only a little bit of handbags and other things. So my blog has changed too. But I still try to do a tutorial every Tuesday, and I freely admit that connecting with you guys has been the #1 thing that keeps me going.

So, with all that, I think it’s time for a celebration, don’t you? In order to celebrate my new pattern, Square It Up, which is on sale in my etsy shop and on Fat Quarter Shop’s website, the kind fabric fairies over at Fat Quarter Shop have generously offered a quilt top kit to one of my readers!

Here’s what you’ll get:

That’s worth nearly $60!
Here’s how to enter:
  • Go to Fat Quarter Shop and tell me your current favourite line.
  • be a follower of my blog (just tell me how you follow – RSS, GFC, etc)
  • be a follower of the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop‘s blog & leave me a comment telling me
  • if you tweet or facebook about this giveaway, let me know – there are handy icons at the bottom of the post to make it easy ;)
  • BONUS: if you follow me via Facebook or Twitter, tell me which.
That’s 5 chances! Have fun! The giveaway is open till Saturday, 3 September, when I will do a post announcing the winner. If the winner has left a correct email address I’ll try to email as well. Winner chosen using the And The Winner Is plug-in on WordPress.org.


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268 Responses to Fat Quarter Shop Sponsored Blog-iversary Giveaway!

  1. Katherine A says:

    I love the Grouchy Ladybird kit, and Terrace Veranda which reminds me of tiles from Spain

  2. Katherine A says:

    Following you on GFC

  3. Katherine A says:

    Following Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop‘s blog by e-mail

  4. Katherine A says:

    I tweeted as @mumoffunkids

  5. Katherine A says:

    I’m already following you on facebook

  6. I really love their christmas collections right now – Ready set Snow is one of my faves :)

  7. Of course I follow you via GFC :) thank you for the generous giveaway – I would love to try your pattern!

  8. I follow the Jolly Jabber Blog

  9. Pia says:

    I follow your blog via GFC

  10. Pia says:

    I’m sorry but I can’t mention one favorite line – LOVE THEM ALL (almost)

  11. I tweeted this! @CraftyMamaD

  12. I follow you on both twitter and facebook :)

  13. starjumper says:

    i’m seriously crushing on amy butler’s re-release of soul blossoms on all those crazy substrates!

  14. I love fat quarter shop, and coincidentally, my favorite new line IS Sophie! I love love love the color combos!

  15. I follow your blog via gfc – love it!

  16. starjumper says:

    i follow you with google reader

  17. I am a follower of Jolly Jabber too, via gfc.

  18. I tweeted about this great giveaway – thank you so much!

  19. I follow you on Twitter, thank you so much!

  20. starjumper says:

    i “like” you on facebook!

  21. Irina says:

    Hello, congratulations!!!
    The line of fabric I like is Veranda. Thanks for the chance, it’s a great pattern!

  22. Irina says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber

  23. Irina says:

    I follow you through GFC.

  24. Irina says:

    I also follow you on FB!

  25. Megan says:

    I follow you on facebook. :)

  26. Megan says:

    I love the Sophie line. It is gorgeous.

  27. Kiera says:

    I’m loving Robert Kaumans Red and Aqua Line!

  28. Kiera says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber

  29. Kiera says:

    I follow you my dear!

  30. Kiera says:

    I also follow you on FB

  31. Sallie says:

    My favorite line is Play Urban Zoologie by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Sallie says:

    I follow you through GFC.

  33. Sallie says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog.

  34. Sallie says:

    I like you on FB.

  35. up until yesterday my fav line was Juicy Blossoms, but I ordered it and now I want Paris Apartment! thanks for the chance to win.

  36. I follow your blog

  37. Valerie says:

    FQS is one of my favorites! Am waiting for several new lines to arrive, but right now I’m loving Terrain by Kate Spain! Thanks for the give away!

  38. Valerie says:

    I follow you on Reader!

  39. Valerie says:

    I follow the FQS blog, too! Thanks again!

  40. Flying Blind says:

    I still love Turnip Annie’s Farm Stand by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods – yum!

  41. Flying Blind says:

    I follow you already, not sure how, but you appear on my Blogger list!

  42. Flying Blind says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber x

  43. Flying Blind says:

    I already ‘Like’ you x

  44. Rebekah says:

    I love the Sophie line!

  45. Rebekah says:

    I am a new follower via GFC

  46. jmniffer says:

    Today I like the Sophie line. So many great fabrics that my favorite changes frequently! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  47. jmniffer says:

    I follow you via RSS feeds. Happy Blogaversary!

  48. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Thanks for the very nice giveaway.

    I love ‘Countdown to Christmas’ by Sweetwater and their new ‘Hometown’ lines.

  49. I follow Jolly Jabber via RSS.

  50. jmniffer says:

    I already follow the Jolly Jabber.

  51. I follow your blog via RSS.

  52. Rebekah says:

    Also following Jolly Jabber via GFC (SunshineSeeker)

  53. I am a facebook and twitter follower.

  54. Rebekah says:

    I’m a facebook follower!

  55. Tweeted and ‘like’d on Facebook.

  56. Jaclyn Davis says:

    I’m a follower!

  57. Jqluo says:

    I likes Kate Spain’s Terrain!

  58. Jqluo says:

    I am following your blog!

  59. Jqluo says:

    I following Fat Quarter Shop!!

  60. Stephanie Granite says:

    I’m loving Secret Garden in the midnight colorway

  61. Stephanie Granite says:

    I’m a follower of your blog

  62. wendy says:

    there are so many lines I’m in love with. Upcoming favourite is Ruby by Bonnie and Camilla but I’m still in love with Buttercup by Fig Tree Designs

  63. Kelly says:

    Yeah for a giveaway Jen, happy Anniversary! I’m a follower!

  64. Kelly says:

    I face booked about your giveaway!

  65. Kelly says:

    I like you on facebook too! I get my Sew Happy Geek from all over the internet!

  66. Debbe says:

    I follow you!

  67. Debbe says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber too!

  68. Jenny says:

    Don’t add me to your giveaway, you’ve already made me a blanket (plus I wouldn’t have time to create such a gorgeous quilt anyhow). But I just wanted to say that your square it up quilt design is gorgeous! :) x

  69. Debbe says:

    I’m in Love with Terrain by Kate Spain.

  70. Bonnie says:

    Ooh, I’ve been dying for some of the happy mochi yum yum, though I love all the fabrics at FQS. ;)

  71. Bonnie says:

    I follow the jolly jabber!

  72. Bonnie says:

    I follow you through GFC and networked blogs, I believe. ;)

  73. Bonnie says:

    Of course I tweeted and facebooked about you! Mwah!

  74. Bonnie says:

    And OF COURSE I follow you on Facebook AND twitter! Love you!

  75. Gill says:

    At the moment I’m loving ‘Heirloom’

  76. Chrissa says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I follow you through GFC :-)

  77. Gill says:

    I follow you!

  78. Gill says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber!

  79. Chrissa says:

    It is so hard to pick a favorite at the Fat Quarter Shop (I like them all!!!), but today, I am really liking Midnight Secret Garden.

  80. Chrissa says:

    I am a Jolly Jabber follower!

  81. I love the Hometown fabrics at Fat Quarter and all the new fun Christmas fabrics.

  82. I follow your blog via Blogger.com (I have no idea if it’s RSS, GFC etc…I am soooo not a computer geek!)

  83. I follow the Jolly Jabber blog!

  84. Chrissa says:

    And…..I follow you on Twitter *and* FB! :-)

  85. and I also follow Fat Quarter blog!

  86. Mary says:

    I love that pattern, you are one clever lady!
    My favourite line at the moment is Citron Gray by Michael Miller, makes my mouth water!
    thanks for the giveaway.

  87. Mary says:

    I subscribe here by RSS

  88. Mary says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber too.

  89. marjorie says:

    I follow you by GFC

  90. Mary says:

    I ‘like’ you on facebook too.

  91. marjorie says:

    I already follow Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter

  92. I am a follower here and on facebook

  93. I am in love with the sweetwater hometown and the circa 1934 right now

  94. I already follow the fat quarter shop and spend far too much money there

  95. My daughter’s name is Sophie (not sophia like everyone wants to call her) so this would be an extra special treat)

  96. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I’m really liking Terrace Veranda. Purple and gold – my high school colors. Awwww..

  97. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I’m already following you…..yes sir!

  98. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I already follow Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter. Yes sir again!

  99. Emily Levey says:

    Im loving ‘Hoo’s in the Forest’ from Riley Blake, that said there is such an AMAZING choice on FQ shop!

  100. Emily Levey says:

    Im a follower using gfc
    :)

  101. Emily Levey says:

    Im following Jolly Jabber
    :)

  102. Emily Levey says:

    I have shared this on my fb too :)

  103. Emily Levey says:

    I follow you on fb x

  104. erin says:

    The grand bazaar line by Patty Young has my eye at the moment.

  105. erin says:

    I am a follower, via google reader

  106. erin says:

    I also follow the Jolly Jabber. Thanks for the chance!

  107. Lindsay says:

    Congrats on the new pattern! I’m into Heirloom and Summer House right now. :)

  108. Lindsay says:

    I follow via GFC

  109. Lindsay says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog also :)

  110. Rebecca says:

    I really like the new Critter Community line ~ so fun!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  111. Rebecca says:

    I follow your blog :)

  112. Rebecca says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog :)

  113. Jenelle says:

    I really love summersault right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

  114. Jenelle says:

    I also already follow your lovely blog.

  115. Jenelle says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber (and your blog both through google friend).

  116. Jenelle says:

    I also tweeted the giveaway.

  117. Jenelle says:

    and I already follow you on twitter. :)

  118. Jessica says:

    It’s hard to pick my favorite line from the FQ Shop, but I would have to say Loulouthi :)

  119. Jessica says:

    I follow you via GFC!

  120. Jessica says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber, too :) Happy Blogiversary!

  121. Jessica says:

    Also, I follow you on Facebook. Whew!

  122. annie says:

    Fabulous Darling! Wishing you all the best on your blog=anniverasary

  123. Katy says:

    Yay for great giveaways!

    I’m loving the new Joel Dewberry heirloom line

  124. Katy says:

    I follow you through GFC :o )

  125. Katy says:

    I’m following the Fat Quarter Shop Blog through GFC (although I appear to have lost my head, and become all grey and boring!)

  126. Katy says:

    I Facebooked this

  127. Katy says:

    And last, but not least, I ‘like’ your Facebook page

    Phew! Happy Blogiversary :)

  128. Alli says:

    My favorite line right now is Storyboek. Congratulations on your one year blogiversary! :)

  129. Alli says:

    I follow you in my google reader!

  130. miranda says:

    I follow you with GFC! Way to go on your blogiversary!

  131. miranda says:

    I also follow you on Facebook, under the name “Brenda Ferguson”!

  132. lee says:

    happy blogaversary! I follow w/ google reader

  133. lee says:

    i also follow the jolly jabber blog!

  134. lee says:

    I am loving Frolic! thanks!

  135. sandra parsons says:

    I love Primitive Gatherings at the FQS. :)

  136. sandra parsons says:

    I am one of your followers through GFC :)

  137. sandra parsons says:

    I followe FQS and Jolly Jabber and reciver their emails. :)

  138. Allison C says:

    I have been making a lot of baby stuff lately and I’m in love with the baby safari collection. So adorable!

  139. Allison C says:

    I follow you on GFC

  140. Allison C says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog

  141. Allison C says:

    Posted this giveaway on FB

  142. Allison C says:

    I like you on FB

  143. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    My favorite item in the Fat Quarter Shop is Amy Butler’s Organic Soul Blossoms fat quarter bundle!

  144. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog~!

  145. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I like you on Facebook!

  146. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I am a follower of your blog — I think on Google Friends Connect!

  147. erica says:

    i follow your blog!

  148. Carla G says:

    I’m loving Just Train Crazy! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  149. Glenys says:

    SECRET GARDEN by Sandi Henderson looks lovely.

  150. Carla G says:

    I’m following via GFC! :)

  151. Glenys says:

    I follow you via GFC.

  152. Carla G says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber blog! :)

  153. Glenys says:

    I follow jolly jabber too.

  154. Carla G says:

    I follow via Facebook! :)

  155. Sydney says:

    Oh my goodness… so many favorite fabric lines! Some of them are Terrain by Kate Spain, Little Apples by Aneela Hoey, Prince Charming by Tula Pink, all of the Secret Garden collections by Sandi Henderson…. Too many for my poor bank account!

  156. Sydney says:

    I also follow you on Twitter @sydthewyd

  157. Sydney says:

    And I follow your blog via Google Reader… Congratulations on one year!

  158. Kirsten N says:

    I love the Peacock Lane fabrics by Violet Craft.

  159. Rhonda says:

    My favorite thing at FQS currently is Alexander Henry Grey and White And Sew On Yardage. I am a huge Alexander Henry fan and I love this print. Thanks for sharing and congrats!!!

  160. Rhonda says:

    I am a follower of your blog via GFC

  161. Rhonda says:

    I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber!

  162. Rhonda says:

    I tweeted about your giveaway and blogiversary @gaprhonda

  163. Rhonda says:

    I am now following you twitter.

  164. annabelle g says:

    I love A.Henry’s work and Children at Play is still a fav. Thanks for the chance :)

  165. Katrina H says:

    I love Heather Ross’ Nashville Far Far Away III. I don’t think I can get enough of her designs :)

  166. Katrina H says:

    I follow you on RSS feed :)

  167. Ella says:

    I really like the Terrain line, though I haven’t bought any yet.

  168. Ella says:

    I was following you on RSS, just switched to GFC.

  169. Ella says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber on my RSS feed.

  170. CJ says:

    My favorite current line is TAZA (Heirloom is a very close second).

  171. CJ says:

    I am a follower of your blog – via Blogger. No technical knowledge of HOW I follow you though :s I get on blogger and read the new blog posts. eh

  172. CJ says:

    I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber. :)

  173. CJ says:

    I am following you on FB now.

  174. Michelle A says:

    I love the christmas collections. Happy Blogiversary!

  175. Michelle A says:

    Im following your blog.

  176. Michelle A says:

    I already follow the Jolly Jabber FQS blog.

  177. Michelle A says:

    Im following you on facebook. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  178. Mom C says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber.

  179. Mom C says:

    I’m currently in love with the Rosebud Faire by Andover fabrics. They are soft, lots of detail and restful.

  180. Mom C says:

    I’ve signed on as a follower.

  181. Marci Girl says:

    I love the “Dem Bones” fabric line…though I can’t seem to justify buying Halloween fabric!

  182. Marci Girl says:

    I am a blog follower.

  183. Marci Girl says:

    I follow the FQS via Google Reader.

  184. Marci Girl says:

    I follow you via Twitter! @Marci_Girl

  185. ArtsyNina says:

    Witches Spellbound fat quarter looks nice! They have so many choices it’s kind of overwhelming!

  186. ArtsyNina says:

    And I follow via RSS :)

  187. Karen says:

    Hi Jenna I am one of your blog followers

  188. Erin says:

    I am a follower!

  189. Paskiaq says:

    sophis is my fav line!

  190. Paskiaq says:

    I’m a follower via GFC

  191. Paskiaq says:

    I’m following jolly jabber now!

  192. Carrie says:

    Follow you on Facebook

  193. Carrie says:

    Follow you via GFC (I think)

  194. Carrie says:

    Just became a follower of Jolly Jabber.

  195. Carrie says:

    I love the Michael Miller It’s a Girl Thing Line.

  196. Debra L says:

    I love the Far Far Away II in the FQS!

  197. Debra L says:

    I follow you by GFC!

  198. Debra L says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber!

  199. Debra L says:

    I tweeted @Lealee33

  200. Debra L says:

    I now follow on Twitter @Lealee33 and Facebook!

  201. Laura Beech says:

    Favorite line: Hometown!!

  202. Laura Beech says:

    I am a follower of yours.

  203. Laura Beech says:

    I follow Jolly Jabber

  204. Angela O. says:

    I just cannot wait until Kate Spain’s Terrain comes out in yardage! I’ve got 2 charm packs and it’s so much prettier in person! That’s probably my favorite fabric from Fat Quarter Shop right now. Well, that and the Dr. Suess Grinch fabrics – so fun! Thanks for the chance to win the pack. And congrats on getting your patterns at FQS! How exciting!

  205. Angela O. says:

    I’ve been a follower of your blog since before Stashtacular! I follow you the “old fashioned” bookmarking/favorites list way. Love all your tutes and blog entries! Thanks again for the chance to win!

  206. Angela O. says:

    I also follow the Jolly Jabber the “old fashioned” way. I love the “3 for me” series they’ve been doing. I love to see what other people’s favorite fabrics are and with that series, we get to meet more of the staff too. Thanks again!

  207. H2Ogirl says:

    Whoop! I’m so happy to follow you blog, twitter, Rav, uhhh Google +, what else is there? I’m so proud of your pattern!

  208. H2Ogirl says:

    Did you see that I tweeted about your giveaway .. whoop!

  209. H2Ogirl says:

    My fav line is terrain by kate spain. . . can you believe that I haven’t seen this in person yet. Le’ sigh

  210. Jovanna C. says:

    I follow your blog! I think it’s by RSS or whatever happens through google reader. :-) I originally found a tutorial on moda bake shop of yours that got me started.

  211. Jovanna C. says:

    I follow the Jolly Jabber too by google reader.

  212. Jovanna C. says:

    Oh, I also stalk you on twitter, if I remember to log into twitter. lol

  213. MarciaW says:

    I already follow the FQS blog jolly jabber through google friend connect.

  214. Jovanna C. says:

    My favorite line that I’m patiently waiting to see in person is Kate Spain’s terrain line. The purples look awesome!

  215. Jovanna C. says:

    Last, but not least, I tweeted the giveaway too! :-)

  216. MarciaW says:

    Heirloom by Joel Dewberry is a favorite from the FQS.

  217. Amelia!!!
    Congrats on your blogiversary & the New Pattern :D
    And thank you & the FQS for the Yummy giveaway!

  218. I follow via GFC (I think ;D)

  219. I follow Jolly Jabber too!

  220. I follow via twitter @thepeachrainbow

  221. Binks says:

    I have no 1 favorite line, but I really love Children at Play right now. It’s just so cute, nostalgic, and whimsical.

  222. Binks says:

    I Tweeted the giveaway as @binkiege

  223. Binks says:

    I’m in total ‘Like’ with you on FB

  224. Glenys says:

    I tweeted @Glenys133.

  225. Glenys says:

    I’ll following you via twitter @Glenys133.

  226. Glenys says:

    Opps my twitter id has no @. So its just Glenys133. Sorry I’m new to this.

  227. grace an says:

    I am following your via google

  228. grace an says:

    Favorite current line would be Dr Suess

  229. grace an says:

    I am a follower of Jolly Jabber!

  230. Melissa Clifford says:

    •Go to Fat Quarter Shop and tell me your current favourite line.

    Currently I really do love Warm Memories…is it the feel of that fabric? I keep ordering it.

  231. Melissa Clifford says:

    •be a follower of my blog (just tell me how you follow – RSS, GFC, etc)
    I follow through Google Reader

  232. Melissa Clifford says:

    •be a follower of the Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop‘s blog & leave me a comment telling me

    Yes I do subscribe to the Jolly Jabber in Google Reader as well as go there directly from the FQS.

  233. Melissa Clifford says:

    •BONUS: if you follow me via Facebook or Twitter, tell me which.
    I follow you on Twitter

  234. Melissa Clifford says:

    if you tweet or facebook about this giveaway, let me know – there are handy icons at the bottom of the post to make it easy
    I tweeted about the giveaway! 7:08pm EST

  235. Lyanna L. says:

    I love Kate Spain’s Terrain line. So gorgeous, I can see so many quilts and pillows and bags out of these fabrics! Also congrats on your blogaversary! =)

    Lyanna

  236. Lyanna L. says:

    I also follow your blog via google reader! =)

  237. What a wonderful giveaway! I follow the jolly Jabber blog. :) Thanks for a chance!

  238. My favorite new item at FQS right now is the Cape Ann layer cake. Very cute. :)

  239. VickiT says:

    Good morning ~ I just came here after seeing a tweet from FQS.
    My current want/favorite (ok ONE of the many haha) is “Good Luck Happy Mochi Yum Yum”. I just love the fun colors in that and another reason is that I have a Grandson born three days ago now that I need to make a quilt for as well as one for his big sister who just turned 4 yrs old, four days ago. I think that would be great for a couple of little quilts.

  240. VickiT says:

    I am now a follower via GFC and if I spot a way to subscribe via email too then I’ll be following that way as well.

  241. VickiT says:

    Well, I was going to post that I was a follower of Jolly Jobber but decided to doublecheck first….oops..guess I wasn’t a follower on GFC, only via email subscription. I am now following them on GFC as well.

  242. I follow you via GFC

  243. I follow Jolly Jabber via Google reader

  244. I stalk, I mean follow you on Twitter and Facebook

  245. Current favourite fabric lines at FQS are Prince Charming and Morning Tides. Love them both equally and can’t put a paper between them

  246. Abby says:

    the line I am loving right now is Secret Garden from Sandi Henderson – LOVE LOVE LOVE the keys print!

  247. Sue Everett says:

    I love Amelia, it’s fun and perfect for granddaughter quilts

  248. Karen O says:

    My current favorite line at Fat Quarter Shop is Circa 1934.

  249. Karen O says:

    I follow your wonderful blog via GFC.

  250. Karen O says:

    I am a follower of the Jolly Jabber.

  251. Karen O says:

    I now follow you on Facebook.

  252. Karen O says:

    I posted that I like this post on facebook. :) Seriously, I love your blog, and I love your pattern. That fabric is lovely, so I hope I win! Thank you for the opportunity.

  253. Andrea says:

    I love the Aqua Red Fat Quarter Bundle from Michael Miller! I need more reds and bright blues in my life!

  254. Andrea says:

    I am a follower through GFC !!! =)

  255. Andrea says:

    I now follow the Jolly Jabber.

  256. I also follow you on Twitter!

    SewDivertimento

  257. Beth T. says:

    My favorite thing at the Fat Quarter Shop these days is anything “Hometown” by Sweetwater.

  258. Beth T. says:

    I’m a follower of the FQS Jolly Jabber.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  259. robin says:

    My favorite at Fat Quarter Shop is the Going Coastal line of fabric. :)

  260. robin says:

    I’m following your blog now with Google Friend Connect.

  261. robin says:

    I’m already following The Jolly Jabber. :)

  262. robin says:

    I now follow you on Twitter. I’m @birdie00000