Wednesday, September 7, 2016

SEWING ROOM CLEANOUT GIVEAWAY: PART 3

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
As those of you who follow my blog already know, I've been organizing my sewing room. Along the way, I'm finding treasures I no longer need. I love to share the wealth, so I thought periodic giveaways might be a fun way to bring some joy to others. Next up is this charming little doll quilt top (note that it is NOT quilted) and an oldie but goodie book about wooden bobbins. I finally got a good photo of them without my kitty Figgy lying on them (see previous post)!


The little doll quilt top was featured in the December 2004 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting as the alternate color way. It's a replica of a 19th-century Dutch doll quilt. I should note that this is THE actual quilt top that appeared in the magazine. I purchased it for a couple dollars at a prop sale while I was working at Meredith Corporation, which publishes the magazine.


The bobbin book has long been one of the favorites in my library and somehow I ended up with two copies. It's both a collector's guide as well as an informative historical resource on these old-time treasures. It contains a wealth of wonderful photos and illustrations depicting the colorful history of bobbins.


If you want a chance to win this lovingly assembled package of goodies, just leave a comment telling me what you like about doll quilts or bobbins. Due to the higher cost of shipping books, this giveaway is only open to those in the United States. You have until Monday, September 12, at noon central time to enter. I'll randomly draw a name and announce the winner later that day. Best of luck to all who enter!

15 comments:

  1. Doll quilts are so much fun to make, because they don't take me forever!! And they are easy to pick up to take along and work on. I like to hand quilt them. I don't have any bobbins but have always wanted to collect a few. Thanks for the give away..

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  2. I just love mini's and would like to quilt it and hang with the others. I have about a dozen different kinds bobbins and would like to learn more about them. Great goodies.

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  3. I like doll quilts because they are so cute and fun to make! I have a little pink doll bed that that quilt would be perfect for. The old mellow wood is what attracts me to bobbins and I use them to decorate around the house.
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  4. Doll quilts are great because they allow me to work with fabric but they do not take up too much space. Plus, I have seen many pictures of entire walls with different mini/doll quilts showcased and I think that would be an awesome way to display any sized collection.

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  5. I like to try different things with doll quilts since they are a bit less of a commitment. Both the fabric choices and the medallion layout of this doll quilt look great and pack a lot of punch into a small space. It would be fun to quilt!

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  6. China dolls and doll quilts just go together, like peas and carrots. Plus, doll quilts can be finished in a reasonable length of time. Bobbins are just fascinating. My students analyze Florence Kelley's speech on the perils of working children, and I've started taking my bobbin for them to see and hold. That bobbin brings a little bit of history to life for them.

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  7. I have a small doll collection and quilt every day...I love the pairing of dolls and quilts and bedding stitched from old doilies for mattress covers and pillow covers - finally retired after 40 years in the medical field and loving "playing dolls"!! Hope to win your lovely offer! thanks for the chance

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  8. Well bobbins make my world go around :o)!!! I couldn't make as many of the quilts I want to without my old faithful sewing machine :o) I love small quilts too ... they're not just for dolls!

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  9. I have made lots of large quilts for family and friends. Now I make small quilts for me. It allows me to try many different patterns and techniques and best of all finish them ;o) I also have some bobbins and would love to identify them. Thanks for a chance to win. Margie/NY

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  10. I'd love a chance to win this book! I have quite a few bobbins around the house.... I just love the warmth of their wood, the craftsmanship in their appearance and the years of history within them! Everything sewing is collecting here in my little space... :-) I sew quilts, all sizes... by machine and by hand... I try to stay traditional... but every once in awhile ot's good to try something new...

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  11. History and sewing...my two favorites. The bobbin book may even start a new collection!

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  12. I think all girls love doll quilts. I've made a couple from scraps. But bobbins are so fascinating. I have a small collection of factory bobbins and I love it when I come across the old wooden ones at thrift stores. I pack them into a jar with other vintage sewing things.

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  13. I love miniatures and doll quilts fit right in. They're small-can try many new techniques and colors that I wouldn't in a larger quilt. Now that summer is almost over(??!) plan to sit down and do lots of hand quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I love the doll quilt and would love to display it in my sewing room with all my PINK things. I collect wooden bobbins and would love to read this book. Thank you for your generosity at another giveaway.

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  15. The little doll quilt top is so sweet. If I win, I'll lovingly hand-quilt the little gem and give it a good home!

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