Sunday, October 14, 2012


I was lucky enough to win another Traveling Stash! They sure are fun! I was so excited when the box got here, that I forgot to take a photo! Even though the box was brand new, it was already starting to split because it was so full! I want to turn this Stash around fast so I went through the box quickly and picked out what I wanted. There was so much to chose from but here is what I picked( Click to see larger version):

I want to learn how to FMQ so the book should be a big help. Aren't the fabrics just wonderful?

Now it is time for me to add to the box. I decided to "freshen up" the Stash a bit. I decided it needed some Christmas goodies since it is that time of the year. So I included a Michael Miller Holiday fat quarter set, some Holiday rotary cut 5" squares, a yard of bright yellow Tidings of Great Joy from Quilting Treasures, a FQ of Studio E TREES Green from their Holiday Magic collection plus two other Fat Quarters that I don't know their pedigrees(but I like them)!

A close up of the 5 FQ's in the Michael Miller collection.
 But I wanted to  include some everyday fabric also, so I chose 4 FQ of OOP Tula Pink's Flutterby,
some Moda Neptune charm squares, a cute little FQ of daisies and ladybugs, along with 2 FQ of Riley Blake's Rainy Days and Mondays. I also included a copy of  sew what? BAGS  by Lexie Barnes.

And that isn't all...I am adding some little notions, zippers, etc. and a surprise but you have to WIN to see what the extras are!

Now of course, there are some rules! (Aren't there always?) So here they are:

1. Be an active blogger. Post about receiving the box and the giveaway on your blog in a timely manner.
2. There's a note in the box that logs where the box has been. Please add your info and place the note back in the box.
3. There's a list of Rules and Guidelines in the box. Please read and follow these and return the list to the box.
4. You may take anything you like from the box. Just replace every item with comparable quilt shop quality items equal to the amount taken.
5. Ship the box to the next person in a reasonable amount of time.
6. Due to the amount of postage shipping is only within the USA.

How do you win?  Just keep reading! 

1. Leave a comment on this post about your favorite sewing organizing method! That should be  fun reading. I sure need to learn how to organize. My one hint for organization is using new pizza boxes to keep projects in. They close tightly and are easy to store in a small area.

2. For a second chance, you can follow my blog,  not that I am all that exciting! Comment that you are a follower.

3. For a third chance, mention this giveaway on your blog. Comment that you have.
The giveaway ends at midnight EDT on Saturday, October 20th. I will draw the winning number on the 21st and get the package in the mail! Be sure that I have a way to get in touch with you!

That is it! Easy Peasy! Good luck to you all!!!!!


  1. Oh man! Unlucky number one. I'm drooling over the Neptune & Flutterby. Please pick me, please pick me, please pick me ( I'm saying this while clicking my heels 3 times)

  2. It looks like you are a new blogger also. I am now a follower. I just started in June and I just love it. Thanks for having a give away.

  3. Looks like a fun box! Thanks for the opportunity! I love painter's tape. I can put a temporary label on anything. A box, a quilt I am in the middle of quilting, a row of blocks...I can go on...LOL

  4. I am a new follower and I wanna play!! Sounds like great fun!

  5. What a great box! I would love a chance to win this one and add to it! Please put my name in the hat...

  6. I am now a follower of your blog...

  7. To organize my FQ's, I am using a tall skinny cupboard I got at an auction. It has glass doors, so I can see everything in it. ;)

  8. I am now a follower. I love small blogs like yours, so I am happy to become a follower.

  9. One way I organize my fabric is on my shelf-the fat quarters. I have some plastic drawers that are 12 inches that I use for blocks in progress and I have totes for more fabric.

    I really hope I win, love that Tula Pink!

  10. Great stash box! I could use some christmas fabric (and have some great stuff to share, too!).

    Organizing tip? I re-use clementine crates to store bottles of paint.

  11. I am not that great at sewing organizing, but I do always look through the Target Dollar Spot for good baksets or boxes. They have had some really cute chicken wire ones lately, and I now have one holding spools of thread by my sewing machine.

  12. Would love to have the Traveling Stash show up on my doorstep :o)
    To organize my rulers, acrylic templates, thread and sewing notions (so they are easy to find when I need them) I use a three drawer rolling cart.

  13. one thing I do for organizing my sewing project is use those shoe boxes or large size from the 99 cent store. I put all my pieces, thread, etc into that clear box while I am working on the project. Then when I have a few minutes to work on it, I can just grab that lidded clear container and I am good to start sewing.

  14. I like your idea to keep projects in pizza boxes, so clever! I organize my larger pieces of fabric on fabric boards, my medium pieces in tubs by color, and my smaller pieces go into my scrap tower. My scrap tower has four drawers and one is red/orange/yellow, one is blue/green, one is purple/brown/grey, and the last is black and white. I've noticed that since organizing my scraps this way I actually use them, so I guess it's working! Thanks for the chance to win

  15. I don't really have any great organizing tips. I have a few see through plastic bins to hold scraps, small bins. If I go bigger they get out of control! I have some storage cubes that I bought at Michaels, they have drawers and shelves and such. They come in really handy for holding all of the smaller things. Other than that I just have a shelf unit made of small 10x10 cubbies that hold all of my fabric and current WIPs.

  16. I have no organizational skills what so every. I have tried to organize my fabric by color and placing them in see through containers and them seem to jump right out of the box and mix with otehr organized fabric that I have. I just cannot keep them all togeather. I have given up the organizing game and just let the fabric stay were they want to be.

  17. I am a follower and a bad speller. Why don't these comment sections have a take back button or spell check.

  18. Oh my. Organizing isn't my strong suit. In fact, for Christmas this year, I am asking for thread and ruler organizers. But I do organize my scraps according to the Bonnie Hunter system, cutting them into squares and storing them in tins to use as needed.

  19. This looks like fun! Organizing isn't easy. I try to clean as I go and keep all my notions and tools in one spot. I love baskets. They hold various size scraps and patterns. When I'm working on a quilt that has different size strips I use a silverway tray set to keep the sizes together. Thanks for the chance!