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Welcome: Abakhan Fabrics & FQ Bundles Giveaway

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It’s Giveaway time! Woohoo! I’ve got a new sponsor, Abakhan fabrics, so I’d like to introduce you to them.

Abakhan has super deals on fabric, knitting and crochet supplies, general craft supplies and just about everything else you might need for your sewing and crafting adventures. And it’s all at great prices, so it won’t hurt your wallet!

They carry a bit of everything – quilting supplies, dressmaking, curtain and home furnishing fabrics, the list goes on and on.

Can you believe this curtain fabric is only £4.99 per metre?

They’ve also got 50% off all Simplicity patterns right now – so if you’re thinking about sewing a few dresses or skirts for fall/winter, it’s definitely worth your time to see what Abakhan has in stock for you.

And now it’s time to get to the giveaway. Here’s what Will at Abakhan has for TWO participants:

A polka spotted fat quarter bundle of brights – there are 8 FQs in there! And another one:

Another fat quarter bundle of polka spots – this one in pastel.

Here’s how to win:

  • Leave a comment. That’s it. No strings attached.
  • For an additional entry, go Like the Abakhan Facebook page or follow them on Twitter. Leave me a comment letting me know which one.
  • For an additional entry, go Like the SewHappyGeek Facebook page or follow on Twitter. Leave me a comment letting me know which one.
  • If you share the giveaway via FB or Twitter, that’s an additional entry – just leave me a comment letting me know you did. (There are buttons below the post that make it super easy.)

Each winner will receive ONE FQ Bundle – whether you get bright or pastel is totally left up to chance. I’ll leave the giveaway open for one week – I’ll announce the winner next Friday, 14 Sept. The giveaway is open internationally – anyone can enter. I’ll use my And The Winner Is…plugin to determine who’s won.

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Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway (Intrepid Thread)

************Giveaways are all closed – Congratulations to Laurie and Binks who were the Sew Mama Sew Winners!*******

Hey, don’t forget to enter my Welcome: Simply Solids Giveaway!and the Blog Hop Giveaway for even more chances to win fabulous fabric! And you can leave a link on Manic Monday Linky Party!

Hi! I’d like to welcome you to my website and blog, SewHappyGeek. I hope you end up staying a while – if you’re looking for a project, check out my Tutorials page. I’ll also be offering the Sew. Happy. Quilt. QAL which will kick off in January and will finish with some fabulous prizes for random participants who finish their quilt top! If you’ve never made a quilt before but would like to, this is the QAL for you! We start off easy and slowly work our way to more difficult techniques – you can totally do it!

I’ve got TWO items to give away today – the first is an apron I made using my Pleated Hostess Apron Tutorial:

This is the front.

This is the back side – if I had pressed the pleats in it would look much nicer – oops!

And as always, it has my label sewn to the front.

Also, I have a few sponsors, one of whom was generous enough to give me some goodies to give away in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway! Julie from Intrepid Thread is such a lovely lady to work with – she’s super busy giving everyone great deals on fabric but she always makes time to answer my dumb questions.

I don’t know if you’re familiar with The Intrepid Thread, but Julie has some of the very best deals on fabric that I’ve ever seen. She’s got super fat quarter bundles, including Rendezvous (my personal favourite), Lark by Amy Butler, Flora by Lauren and Jessi Jung and Happiness by Katy Davis.

And to carry on with our Aqua theme, she very generously gave me an Art Gallery Elements Fat Quarter Bundle to give away:

This giveaway is open internationally so all can enter. In accordance with the Sew, Mama, Sew rules this giveaway will be open till 16 Dec and the winner will be chosen by my And The Winner Is…plug-in. I’ll email the winner and also announce it on the blog.

Here’s how to enter:

  • Leave me a comment telling me what you’d do with this FQ bundle – quilt, tote bag, skirt, wacky men’s suit?
  • If you’re a follower, leave me an additional comment letting me know.
  • If you’re a follower of Julie’s Intrepid Thread blog, let me know.
That’s it! Have fun perusing all the other giveaways!

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© J C Excell, 2011

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Quilter’s Blog Hop Party & Giveaway

**************Giveaways are all closed, Congrats to Jeanne G who won the 5 FQ Bundle!***********************

Pssst…don’t forget to enter in Welcome: Simply Solids Giveaway too, as well as the Sew, Mama, Sew sponsored giveaway!
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways If you’re a first time guest to my website, Welcome! I’m Jenna and I’m an American living in the UK, addicted to quilting (and knitting!) and I’m a bit of a geek as well. Please have a look at my Tutorials page – there are over 35 tutorials there and I’m sure you’ll find something you like.

Anyway, on with the giveaway:

I’m giving away a 5 Fat Quarter Bundle of Buttercup by Fig Tree Quilts.

I will ship internationally, so all can play. Winner will be drawn on December 17, 2011 using my WordPress plug in And The Winner Is. If you’re interested in finding other blogs who are hosting giveaways, check out the Quilting Gallery for the master list after 10 Dec!

There are up to 4 entries per person:

  • Leave me a comment telling me what you might do with these FQs if you win them.
  • If you’re a follower, leave me an additional comment letting me know.
  • If you like SewHappyGeek on Facebook, leave a comment letting me know.
  • If you follow me on Twitter, leave a comment letting me know.
That’s it! Have fun hopping and good luck!

P.S. Because I write a non-Blogger blog, I am one of those unfortunates who will lose my Google Friend Connect widget soon. I really value you as a reader and follower, and I’d like to ask you to consider following me on BlogLovin’, a free service built specifically for people to follow their favourite blogs, or by Feedburner, which is an RSS feed. Thanks!! :)

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© J C Excell, 2011

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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.


© J C Excell, 2011

Posted in fabric giveaway, Giveaways, UK craft blog, UK quilt blog, UK sewing blog | Tagged , , , | 268 Comments