Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Perfectly Perched Giveaway!

Perfectly Perched has started making its way out into the world!!Yipeee!!! And as usual, I am simply stunned by the lovely creations I'm starting to see popping up. And to celebrate, I'm giving away 2 FQ sets to 2 lucky winners!

One of the things I've been thinking a lot about lately is expanding my skill set. I love to learn and am always excited to try something new. How about you? Is there something new you've been itching to try? To enter to win some Perfectly Perched, just leave me a comment here on this post and share something about something new you'd like to try. And it doesn't have to be sewing related (although my list of sewing skills to improve is certainly long!!)

To recap:

  • Leave a comment here and tell me about a new skill you'd like to learn
  • I'll draw 2 winners this Saturday, May 5, 2012
  • The winners can choose from any of the 3 color stories
  • Make sure I have a way to contact you in your entry

And to close off this post, I've included some gorgeous eye candy of Perfectly Perched quilt tops...Sigh (insert dreamy look here)...So scrumptious!

Perfectly Perched in Red and Aqua

Perfectly Perched in Lime and Aqua

Perfectly Perched in Raspberry and Lime

And now let the eye candy commence!

I am totally in love with this 
phenomenal snowball quilt from Vanessa at Lella Boutique. 
She's also posted a tutorial here.


Yet another stunning quilt from Ashley at Film in the Fridge 
using the Perfectly Perched in the and raspberry and lime. 
I have no idea how she keeps creating such lovely quilts one right after the other!


Everyone have a great week!

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The Paulsons said...

points for being first? :)

new skill - children's clothes!

linda said...

free motion quilting i would love to do it well !!! thanks for the chance with your giveaway the fabric looks beautiful !!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I'd love to learn how to applique...I'm really bad at it!

Aunt Spicy said...

I totally want to learn to oil paint!

liberal sprinkles said...

I would love to learn how to free motion quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric!

grace
liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

Alisa said...

I really want to try paper piecing. I love your fabric. So original and fun. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the give-away chance.

Jennie said...

I'd love to learn English paper piecing. I know it's not that hard, once you learn it. I just need to do it! Thanks for the giveaway - such lovely fabric!

Fran said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting so I could stipple everything... Just not brave enough currently to risk ruining a creation!

Kim O. said...

I'd like to take some time and learn some knife skills in the kitchen - I have a beautiful set of knives that were gifted to me and I'm sure I'm using them all wrong! Also been taking photography classes and I'm feeling like I actually am taking advantage of my DSLR after 2 years of ownership!

Lucy said...

I think my next adventure is going to be blocks with curves. I've sewn curves on garments but never on something I needed to lay flat. Love the new fabric! Thanks for this giveaway!

B Greene said...

There are so many things to learn! Applique, Paper Piecing and Free-motion Quilting are high on my list. Also up there - procrasination avoidance! Thanks for the chance to win - I have loved every one of your fabric lines!

Elizabeth said...

So excited to see this line ready! As for a new skill...hmm...I guess pattern making and tailoring. I could greatly improve my garment finishing with better tailoring skills.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lovely colors in this line - too! My desired new skill - needle turn applique.

Julie said...

paper pieceing would be top of my list, for the moment at least!

Linda said...

LOVE THESE FABRICS!
I'M IN BETWEEN PROJECTS-THINK I'D LIKE TO DO A 'LIL TWISTER' NEXT-LOOKS LIKE FUN! THANKS SO FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Rebecca said...

Sewing related: garments!! (I'm terrified but I hvae 3 girls who would love some new things to wear)

Non-sewing related: I'd love to learn to salsa dance - I've always wanted to!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Liz said...

So many things to learn, but I'd like to learn how to use a serger and how to quilt. And hand sewing. I definitely need to work on that!

Danny Heyen said...

I would love to learn how to English Paper Piece. I'm always wishing I had some hand sewing while sitting in waiting rooms and things. Instead, I play on my phone.

Kati said...

I'd love to increase my ability to sew clothing. My daughter is especially hard to fit, and I'm thinking of making her some clothes this summer. On a side note I'm super excited about this new line. Sadly, my blue chair cushion is wearing out after two years. I'm really thinking of going with your new chair print in the lime/aqua line. Love all of these, as usual!

Cecilia said...

I want to learn how to make prairie points. I love the way they look on quilts and pillows too. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabri. I love the red and aqua colorway.

Grace C. said...

Wow, I cannot wait to get my hands on this collection. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

This is totally random and completely unrelated to sewing, but I recently heard about urban beekeeping. It's probably not something I'd do on my own, but I'd love to learn the basics and maybe spend some time helping an experienced beekeeper take care of his/her hives. Crazy, right?

Amanda K said...

I would love to learn to applique. I have a numbered bean bag project I hope to make for my toddler soon.

Love your work :)

Lisa Marie said...

I would like to learn hand embroidery.

Little Island Quilting said...

Learn how to put a zip in something without it looking like a dog's dinner. Fab fabrics as always.

DianeY said...

I want to try curved piecing next. I see some stunning examples of it out there!

Kim said...

The colors are really nice! I would like to try paper piecing and also some garment sewing. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn free motion quilting.
tricotin@hotmail.com

Anya said...

I was just talking to my kids art teacher to see if her art studio ever offers screen printing classes. I would love to learn that skill!

Samantha said...

I keep trying to learn to crochet and even though my sister tells me it's easier than knitting I just can't work out what to do with my thumbs!

Maybe I have excess thumb syndrome lol :D

Anyway, I'd love to win this giveaway, I'm drooling over my keyboard here!

pleasereleaseme.letmesew(at)gmail.com

Katie B. said...

So beautiful! I'd like to work on my hand stitching skills.

Debra Lee said...

I really would love to try fabric printing!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu adorei essa pergunta,são tantas tecnicas que quero e preciso aprender...Acho que a necessidade agora é quilt livre,a pessoa que faz para mim vai se mudar para longe e o frete não vai compensar.Uma pena...Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

alidiza said...

I LOVE the pink & green!!! Sew fresh for summer: ) This summer I want to re-learn to crochet with my daughter!

Jan said...

I'm pretty good with all the sewing skills, I've been sewing for about 60 years. I like to learn fabric printing.

Ann said...

Ride a unicycle? We do have one and my son is trying to learn...
Find time to try my hand at designing some fabric and maybe finally start a blog about all my creations.

Abby said...

New skill? I'd love to perfect fitting clothes. I know the basics, but I must be missing something, because nothing ever fits exactly like I want it to. Practice, I suppose!

Ella said...

I still want/need to learn free motion quilting. Thanks for a chance to win some of your lovely line!

jenny said...

I really want to learn how to free motion quilt- that is one skill I just can't seem to get down. I think I just need to loosen up and spend some time playing with it- I tend to get too rigid when I do my quilting.

knottygnome said...

i am really itching to try a pyramid quilt. i just bought a new ruler and i have a stash of solids waiting for me but i have too many other things to finish first.

Poppyprint said...

Perfectly perched is just so, well, perfect! I am wanting to learn more about photoshop and what I can do with my photos in terms of enhancement, manipulation and graphic design. To that end, I've signed up for a 12 hour course. Now I just have to find 12 hours! As always, thank you for sharing your gorgeous designs!

Julie M. Forster said...

I very much would like to learn some applique skills. Your beautiful birds would be such an inspiration and would look fantastic appliqued on to a purse!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful fabrics!! Right now I am trying to learn FMQ but there are so many things I would like to learn....tarpunto for one...just too many

Phyllis said...

I would love to learn to quilt. I have started accumulating fabrics and am a little intimidated about putting the right colors together. Phyllis
pslund at yahoo.com

Angela said...

my goal is to learn to use my new sewing machine! I've been too afraid to touch it! lol I need to get over that and start sewing.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Another gorgeous line! I'd like to learn how to take decent photos of quilts! Thanks for the chance to win :-)
Ashley is amazing!!

Kate Herd said...

Love the new fabric! The new skill I'm excited to learn is fabric design.

AngieSue said...

I ahve the patterns and fabric to make myself a shirt --- just too scared to start cutting!

cherie godbey said...

Oh, my! That fabric is dreamy! I WILL learn to free motion quilt!! :)

Jenna Appleton said...

I love these! Chair prints again, love x 2 ^_^

I'm new to quilting this year... and I need to learn paper piecing and applique. Also I need to get over my frustration with hand sewing, you'd think I'd be ok with working by hand given that I'm a part-time jeweller :)

Richard Healey said...

New skill I want to finally figure out FMQ and not have it destroy me each time I try it.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.com

BijouxBaby said...

I would like to learn how to hand quilt. I love hand sewing the bindings on quilts, so I think I'd like to do a bit of hand quilting.

missbossypants said...

I'd like to learn to bind a quilt correctly. I've done a couple mug rugs just for practice, and I certainly need more practice before I do anything bigger and more important!
Thanks for the chance to win! I love the red and aqua colourline!

A Peppermint Penguin said...

another winner! got to find some of that fabric PDQ.

New things? I need to learn how to use GIMP. I need to build a proper website - all new stuff.

But I also want to make a prop thing for photos and that means glue. I know nothing about glue! I usually sew everything or use sellotape, or blue tack...

nicole said...

I would like to learn how to paddle board once the water temp. gets a little warmer.

n-ducharme@hotmail.com

thegoose said...

pretty pretty!

I'd like to learn to silkscreen. Also speak Turkish.

Barbara Konkle said...

I would love to try free motion quilting!
barbara dot m dot konkle@gmail.com

Nadine said...

Wow, your fabrics are gorgeous, as always I might add. I would really love to do free motion quilting, but need to invest in a different sewing machine first.
(nadinesaupe@gmail.com)

Pam said...

free motion quilting and painting

Mike and Jen said...

I would love to learn how To free motion more than just stipple! I know it just takes practice, and I hope to take the time this summer!

teachpany said...

What fun prints and colors! I want to improve my FMQ techniques this year, and would love to discover a way for the house to dust itself so I can sew more! Thanks.

Sonia B said...

I would love to learn how to enjoy scrapbooking. I loved looking at photos as a kid and now my family's photos are stuck on my computer. Maybe someday.

Thanks for the chance! This is such a cute line.

Leslie Johnson said...

I'd love to learn more basics of sewing/making garments. Contact me at lgjohnson1009@gmail.com

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Julie said...

I'd like to better my ability in garment making too, and also knitting. I've been slowly teaching myself and enjoy the process, but it's hard to enjoy when I keep making so many mistakes! I can definitely use some tutoring in that department. I almost didn't enter this giveaway because I'm pretty sure that if I win I won't be able to decide which colorway to pick!

jmb/craftypickle said...

Fantastic color way options!! I want to try year round gardening this year!!

JuneBug said...

For sewing, I need to try some paper peicing. For general? Try being more patient ;) Also I'd like to try making a tart. Lemon curd.

Bree said...

I want to learn to knit. I have tried about a zillion times. Both of my grandmas have tried to show me. I want to learn it! In an easy manner!

Reena said...

Love the fabrics and the one from Ashley at Film in the fridge. My skill- eat less and enjoy it so I can lose weight- or move more and enjoy it! Either way.

Linda R. said...

I would love to learn how to play the cello! I love Perfectly Perched. It is perfectly adorable.

Karrie S said...

Such awesome fabric!! I love all the colors, so if I win you get to pick for me. I would love to work applique. I am learning how to quilt by myself, so I can't wait to start taking some classes in the future. Thanks for the chance to win.

Chiska said...

I want to learn to play the guitar. There always seems a million things I'd like to learn, but at the moment that's floating near the top. Thanks so much for the chance!

drmithome said...

I would love to learn FMQ, a little terrified to try.

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I want to learn trapunto. Mostly, I just need to motivate myself to DO it. !

Mom2RyandSis said...

Beautiful Fabric!! I'm taking a long arm quilting class in a couple of weeks. I'm excited and terrified :) Thanks for the chance to win!

betty said...

I absolutely love your material and could think of all sorts of things to sew with it. And I would love to improve my FMQ skills also using my own machine, and be more creative! Thanks for the giveaway!

SaraBella71 said...

I am going to learn to sew zippers! :) Love the new line, thanks for the fun giveaway!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

I'd love to get myself motivated to learn to hand embroider. Must.Stop.being.LAZY.

Love the new line!

Gillian said...

I want to learn how to sew clothes! Everyone says it's easy, but I find it so intimidating.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

I love your new fabric line!!! I really need to learn the new skill of "Y" seams. Grrr.

Jessica said...

For a long time, I've really been wanting to try my hand at block printing- you know, linocuts and woodcuts and I don't even know what. It's just floating around in my head- maybe eventually I'll get the courage!

Lydia said...

I would love to learn to knit socks.

Amy said...

I would love to learn to make crocheted snowflakes.

Terri said...

I am working on my free motion quilting!!

kristi said...

I would LOVE to learn Free Motion quilting on my machine..

txgirl1509@yahoo.com
Kristi Coburn

Karen said...

I would like to learn(actually do it)trapunto. I've read about it and know the basics, but I haven't used it in a quilt.

Tricia said...

I need to learn how to put in a zipper. I would love to make those cute little bags! I love the red and aqua color line, but it was Really hard to choose.

Rjswit@comcast.net said...

My new endeavors over the last few months are oil painting and digital textile design. Got my hands full!

Carla said...

I know this may sound funky but I would love to learn to rug hook or is it hook rug?... Anyways I've always been interested.

Patty said...

I'm trying to teach myself to free motion quilt and figuring out how to quilt the quilt is my current project

susie said...

I'd like to learn about paper piecing. I am just moving beyond scrap quilts and want to do something a little more planned. I love angles and think paper piecing would help with all those corners! Love this collection. Great work.

mascanlon said...

I really want to learn how to make the cute pouches with zippers! And the snowball quilt is wonderful....I might need to make it! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric.

Melissa said...

I've never machine quilted.

Kris said...

Beautiful fabrics.

I would love to learn free motion quilting.

Thanks for a chance.

robin said...

I want to learn free-motion quilting. :)

Robin noteverstill said...

I'm brand-new to sewing, so actually this is the skill I want to learn!

Gill said...

I want to learn to screenprint and mono print!
Fabulous fabrics!!

Surely Stitching said...

I'd like to speak fluent Italian. I'm taking lessons and stream Italian radio while quilting in hopes I'll pick up more vocabulary! Love the gorgeous Perched fabric. Bellissima!

Amorette said...

i want to learn to use a serger- i am missing out on making some cool clothes in an easier way!

Lori said...

I am absolutely going to learn how to free motion quilt this summer!

Annalece said...

I would DIE over any of these gorgeous fabrics! Actually, I was just in the middle of writing Vanessa from Lella Boutique a message telling her about how I think I could actually attempt the snowball quilt. (I'm not a quilter...at all) That's going to be my project for the next few weeks as there is a new baby on the way! Here's to hoping I can figure it out! My email is annalecemisiego at gmail dot com

Johanna said...

I'd love to learn a bit more about free motion quilting. LOVE the new fabric!

Flying Blind... said...

Another awesome collection!
I really want to get to grips with FMQing some day soon!
Thanks for the chance x

LeAnne said...

I want to learn how to do redwork so I can add a little embellishing to my applique quilts.

Crystal said...

My new skill for this month is learning to sew with minkie fabric. I hope my 'prehistoric' machine can handle it. Thanks for sharing such beautiful fabrics with us!

Tara said...

I really want to become proficient at applique! It still seems so daunting! Love this fabric!

blue.crab said...

I'd like to learn how to paper piece, and also free motion quilt.

AmandaR said...

Love the fabric! I would love to learn to make bags and purses!

Lindsay said...

I am working on learning how to mountain bike.

Melanie said...

I would love to learn to free motion quilt so I don't have to let someone else do it.

melaniewhess at gmail dot com

Becky M said...

The new skill I'd love to learn is to use a long arm machine!

Charlotte E said...

I've been trying to learn the skill of multi-tasking for a while now so I can look after my daughter, get my uni work done and fit in some sewing time :-)

TADVR said...

Love the combinations, thank you for sharing! I'm going to finally tackle paper piecing.

Barb said...

Another beautiful collection! I'm trying to learn how to knit...and I'm a slow learner! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ali said...

Well, for quilting I want to learn how to do curves in my piecing. As for life, I want to become fluent in another language. Thanks for the giveaway! alison dot teitelbaum at gmail dot com

angela said...

Wow I love this fabric. Thanks for the giveaway. I want to learn how to screen print fabrics!

honeyguide said...

I am IN LOVE with this line! The next skill I would like to learn is sewing zippers!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm attempted to learn how to quilt on my domestic machine...it's a challenge.

Dorrie said...

I so love this line! It reminds me so much of Tufted Tweet. I can't wait to start sewing with it! As far as trying something new. . .I've always wanted to learn to knit; but, because I'm left handed it's not as easy to find someone to teach you. . .

Erica said...

Oh I love these fabrics, they are beautiful! I would love to learn how to hand quilt. I think it is so beautiful but I have never tried it. Hopefully soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

Heather S. said...

I am dying to try paper piecing, but need some time that isn't as busy at work before I can start up something new.

Marci said...

I would love to be able to free motion quilt. I took a class now I just need to find time to practice. All the colorways are great. Love the red and aqua!

Kirsten N said...

I would like to learn paper piecing - there are so many great patterns out there that I would like to make! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennie P. said...

I'd like to learn Free motion quilting. I love this line of fabrics!

LJ said...

I want to really "learn" free-motion quilting. I'd also like to learn not to worry.
My ideal home would be cozy, loving, and clean!

Jen B said...

I want to learn to free motion quilt...good thing we need coasters and placemats!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I don't have anything new I would like to learn but I do have a long list of things that need more practice. Like paper piecing, applique, and hand quilting.

Tong said...

I would really like to learn garment sewing, I've been saying this for a very long time... Hopefully this year is the year I really get to learn it. Thank you for the giveaway!

Monkeysinmypocket said...

I'd like to learn crochet, I've been admiring the lovely scarves and cowls that are around at the moment. I have been trying to teach myself but I seem to be crochelexic!

Nur Ashila said...

I love fabric very much... So i' d like to learn something related with fabric such as girl dress, quilting and bby stuff. Love to see your creation... ;-)

Tamie said...

I saw FITF's quilt and loved it! Great fabrics in any color way. New skills- machine quilting, dinner in a flash, going with the flow (really doubt that last one will happen, but I'm trying).

Jo Ann said...

Beautiful prints! I love your colours and the motifs you use! I want to learn needle turn applique.

Quilt Girl said...

Love these prints! I can't wait to add some to my collection. I'd love to learn needle turn appliqué,

Amber H. said...

I want to learn how to drape and sew my own clothes! I've actually bought a dressform that's supposed to arrive sometime this week,and it'll make doing that 100% times easier! So excited, I can't wait to take that next step in sewing.

IndigoElephant :: Sash said...

Oh there are so many sewing skills I want to learn but for ages I've wanted to learn how to crochet...I've even started a couple of times and haven't gone back to it. One day I will conquer crochet!!
PS gorgeous fabrics as always!

Michelle Hudak said...

I've always wanted to learn how to do woodwork; using a saw/drill/router and make furniture. It's a crazy dream because I'd probably lose a digit and my quilting would suffer but {{sssh}} don't tell, sometimes I grab the hubby's Craftsman drill-driver and screw something with it.

shel704 at aol dot com

Rachelle said...

I want to learn steeking in knitting; my sewing skills are pretty good in general. However I need to practice my free motion quilting as that's fairly new to me.

Rafael's Mum said...

I have my sights set on learning trapunto at the moment. I'd love to be able to do those big wholecloth quilts. I like all the colourways but at the moment I think lime and aqua. Thanks for the chance to win.

JaneB said...

Wow this is a really generous giveaway of some amazing fabric! I would like to learn how to free-motion quilt on my home machine. I've been lurking at some of the online quilt alongs, just need to find the time to try it. (Lime & Aqua would be my choice if I'm one of the lucky winners!)

Laura said...

Lovely fabrics! This year I have bought a sewing machine and I'd like to learn how to sew for my newborn baby! :)

Thank you, your fabrics are really great! Good luck everyone :)

Binks said...

Utter GORGEOUSNESS!!!! Love your work.
I'd definitely like to learn how to free motion quilt. I've told myself that I should master just regular quilting before moving on. I'm improving, so I'll get to it.

Beth said...

The new skill I've been wanting to learn is curved piecing. I bought a "Curvemaster" foot for my sewing machine and think I'm going to conquer this formerly scary task. It will open up a whole category of quilts I had never considered making!

Thanks so much for the giveaway. Those designs and colors are fantastic.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

hevemi said...

I love your Bird themes!I wish I*d bought more of Tufted Tweets when they were available. I still have a little left, now I should learn to fussy cut with as little waste as possible. This new line would top the work beautifully. I'd like to learn to make OBW blocks as well.

Deb said...

Oh my those quilts are just gorgeous. I love this collection. Was so disappointed to have missed Tufted Tweets, so will make sure I definitely don't miss this one.

I really want to learn to paper piece those intricate blocks.

SewSuzie said...

Love this so much! I would love to learn how to do upholstery. I have some mid century armchairs to recover.

Jan-Maree said...

as always gorgeous fabrics and thanks so much for the chance to win! I would love to expand my skills in FMQ! Would make a nice change from straight line quilting all the time!

patti said...

Such beautiful fabric! I adore bright colors! Thanks for sharing your talent. I'm still looking for the "perfect" project to learn free motion quilting and also making of little boys clothes (tons of girl stuff out there!). Thanks, Patti (patti.mcg@verizon.net)

thorngrove said...

I'd like to learn how to make soft and hard cheese. I've made fresh cheese before but want to learn how to do it with rennet and cultures and suchlike.
Love the fabric - thanks for the chance to win. :-)

Sosa said...

Thank you for this opportunity! Really love your fabric designs :)
I would like to learn how to embroider more perfectly by hand (as I am embroidering nowadays on my norwegian bunad - hard to get i perfect), and I also would like to learn tatting and free motion quilting.

upstateLisa said...

oh I love the look of that snowball quilt! I want to learn to use my serger properly!

José said...

Thank you for another lovely giveaway! I really want to learn how to sew properly with interlock fabric, as I already bought the cutest fabrics for my son but haven't got the guts to process them yet. Maybe I should just give it a go :)

ELNM said...

Of course I'd love to increase & improve my sewing skills, but I would also love to learn how to make decorated cookies (piped with royal icing). Beautiful fabric - thanks for the chance to win!!

Stephanie said...

Sew pretty!!! Love the fresh colors and fun prints. I would like to conquer the zipper, learn to make scalloped quilt borders, and become a master of the crocheted granny square. Thank you for the giveaway.

Pat said...

There are so many things that I would like to learn that I find it hard to choose just one. Free motion sewing is on the list along with many new quilt patterns. I also would like to try some resist techniques on fabric.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I would love to learn how to knit. My Grandma and my sister are both fantastic at it, and I'd love to get in on their knitting conversations and actually know what I am talking about.

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

KerryQ said...

Congratulations on your new fabric line! Great colors! I would like to learn to free motion quilt and knit, but not at the same time. :)

craftytammie said...

i want to learn to make yeast bread. really good yeast bread. mine always has holes in it or doesn't rise properly! loving the lime & aqua combo and those quilts are stunning!

Sarah Craig said...

I would love to learn paper piecing. I just have to pull together enough time to do it!! Thanks for the chance to win some of this gorgeous fabric!!

memmens said...

How do you do it? Another gorgeous line of fabric!
Other than the fact that I'd love to be able to design such gorgeous fabrics? I'm looking to learn paper piecing and am lucky enough to be going to FQ retreat in London next month and do a couple of workshops there. thanks for a superb giveaway

Mama Spark said...

New skill? I would like to learn how to make bags. I'm finally working up enough nerve to try one soon. Love the fabric!

Josie McRazie said...

So I have two things I would like to branch out into! I only began 'quilting' (or as I say pieceing) about a year ago! I have done LOTS o pieceing and have five tops done. I have done little things like mini's and tablerunners, but I want to actually QUILT! Oh, and I want to learn to embroider!
Beautiful fabrics, great giveaway!!

Paskiaq said...

I really want to learn free motion quilting :)

eilah said...

So many skills on my list.. Would love to learn to do leatherwork though, thats been on my list awhile now and one day soon...

Love Perfectly Perched BTW, just gorgeous designs (and love the pun!)

JustPam said...

Very nice giveaway! I want to learn needle turned applique. I have tried watching video clips online, but I need something more. It is more difficult than it looks. I would love to find a quilter in my area who does it and can show me how to do it.

Cassandra said...

I've been meaning to learn how to sew a zipper for a long time now! Must get onto that!
Sewing blogs make learning so much more fun these days!

JenJohnson said...

I want to learn to knit SO SO bad!! however...i can't seem to tear myself away from quilting long enough to do it ;) thank you for the chance to win!

Rhonda D. said...

Great giveaway! I would love to learn to crochet. Thanks for the
chance to win!

Sallie said...

I'm taking dance lessons and there are several ateps that I would like to learn. Thanks for the giveaway!

allisa jacobs said...

Love these colors!
I'd like to learn fabric design...got your book on order ;)

Always feels good to gain a new skill!
Thank you,
allisa

EagleGrimmis said...

I'd to pick up two new skills: needle-turn applique and free motion quilting. And I'd REALLY like to pick up as much Perfectly Perched as I possibly can!

Ciara said...

As I've given up my sewing machine for the time being in favor of traveling the world, I'd love to learn the art of the layover. Some people seem to be able to enjoy a whole city in a few hours, but I'm still scared to leave the airport for anything less than 12!

Anthony Bordain seems to do it well, so I think I need to start figuring it out too.

Tanya said...

I should learn to use and understand my computer better to make these tasks painless :)

Marika said...

I want to stop being scared of curves because I'm sure they are not that hard to master !

And I love the raspberry/lime colorway (even though they are all gorgeous!)

Thanks !

Jennet, Feathered Nest Studio said...

I would love to learn two things, both how to make children's clothing and how to do free motion quilting.

Margaret said...

I love the raspberry and lime. I am going to try making a rain coat out of the laminated cotton fabric. I have it cut out and am working up the courage to start sewing it. I don't want to mess up on fabric that cost $20 a yard.

Ashley said...

I'd like to learn how to paper piece

Miss Beau Jangles said...

I want to get better at quilting. I free-motion quilted once and found it easy, but I think my current (prehistoric) machine just won't tolerate it. I can't 'quilt as you go' to save my life. I can just about hand quilt, but it takes sooooooooooooo long! I love the raspberry and lime colourway. Thanks for the chance!

Kristy said...

Gorgeous fabric! Generous giveaway, thanks for the chance to win! :)

I have an ever growing list of sewing related things I want to learn....seems the more I learn the more I realize I still need to learn! :)
I'd like to learn free-motion quilting, machine binding and and how to add elastic to waistbands using my serger....that's a start! :)

works4me said...

What fun fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

I would like to try slalom. I watch my husband but would like to get behind the wheel myself one of these days.

cindy said...

Have to agree with another post above...curved piecing would be a great new skill.

Hannah said...

I'm really hoping to get better at knitting and crochet (you know, making something more complex than a scarf). I know the basic stitches, so I'm pretty sure I can do it, but I get so confused at trying to decipher the patterns!

Thanks for the giveaway!

June said...

I need to learn to prioritize my time so I have more time for quilting.

bee said...

those are some great color ways!
i'd like to learn how to sew zippers & bags/pouches.

Jessica said...

LOVE the colors and the design! I really want to learn hand embroidery!

Marieke said...

I'd like to get better at FMQ and not feel so overwhelmed and outclassed.

Also, applique, cathedral windows, curved and paper piecing.

briscoeslochico said...

Hmmmm, I'm going with a non sewing skill. How about running, that would make up for all the time spent at the sewing machine! Yes, running it is.

thatmoxiegirl said...

I'd like to learn paper piecing.

Brooke said...

I would like to learn to crochet!
brooke at richardchurch dot com

b78ayers said...

Love these new colors - ALL OF THEM! I'd love to learn to crochet - keep seeing this wonderful crocheted trim on lovely prints and want to try myself.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

I would like to try to make the New York Beauty block. I'm intimidated by the curves. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway!

stephmabry said...

Free motion quilting and/or paper piecing, definitely. I'm still stuck with squares/triangles and straight lines, haha! I've only been quilting for a year and a half, though, so I've got plenty of time. ;) Thanks for the chance!

Victoria said...

I've recently taught myself how to knit and am advancing quickly -- knitted socks already! What I didn't know when I started was that many times a crocheted border is in order and I have not been able to teach myself how to crochet! Everyone says it's so easy, but I just don't get it. It feels so uncomfortable in my hands. Anyway, that's the skill I look forward to learning. Thanks! Victoria (vlsaustin at hotmail dot com)

Susanne said...

I would love to do more free motion quilting :) And maybe start jumping with my pony. But I am so scared of it.
Susanne

Marilyn Bauer said...

I have just learned applique and now my quilts can come to life!

Marilyn B
deetmar@aol.com

mary said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would like more info on paper piecing. What wonderful fabrics!!! happystitchermm@yahoo.com

Mike Pearson said...

I really like the fabric! I want to learn applique techniques (basic by machine) and I would like to do paper piecing. I've only made hexies :)

Lisa E said...

I would like to improve my maching quilting skills. Outside of sewing, I would like to learn to play the piano!

supersara20 said...

I want to try hexis, they look simple yet intimidating!

Becca said...

It would take less time to write what I wouldn't want to learn! I've only been quilting since the fall, and I'd like to try my hand at applique and paper piecing, but I really want to get better at free-motion quilting.

iluvmybugs said...

I want to improve my free motion quilting techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.
~Terry~

Penguin Treats said...

One of my goals for this year is to try out long arm quilting (renting time on a machine).

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