Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day – sewing and craft supplies (now closed)

3 Dec

Hello and welcome to all of you lovely people visiting for the first time as part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway day and happy Monday to all my regular readers.

I’m Mary, I live in the south west of England with 3 young children and a wonderful understanding husband who for the most part supports my sewing habit whole heartedly (even fabric shopping for me when on trips to the US), oh and today is my birthday.

Back in May I opened an Etsy shop as an outlet for my excessive vintage sheet collection, thanks to all you who been helping me out by buying the kits and charm packs!

Vintage Sheet Charm Squares (5")

Today I’m giving away 3 packs of vintage charms – 126 charms in total.  You could use them to make some baby quilts or to make one big quilt.  I’ve made a few baby size quilts and would love to make a large one using my charms so I’m hoping that giving away some packs will motivate me to get on and make one.

Chevron quilt made with vintage sheets

Vintage sheet baby quilt

The charm packs will include a selection of fabrics the same or similar to the ones here:

Vintage Sheet Charm Squares 5"

I’ll also enclose a pack of Vintage Fabric Tape, made by me using up scraps from my charm cutting.

Vintage Fabric Tape

And just as a thank you for visiting and because it’s my birthday, this week I’m offering you 15% discount in my shop using the code SMS1212 until Sunday 9 December 2012 at 9pm (UK time).

To enter please leave a comment telling me what you are most looking forward to doing this week, I’m looking forward to eating chocolate cake with sour cream that my husband and middle child baked yesterday afternoon.

For additional entries you can:
Subscribe to my blog (top right of this page)
Add my Etsy shop to your favourites
Like my Facebook page

Just leave an additional comment letting me know any of those you do and please ensure that I have a way of contacting you if you win.

Open internationally

Comments will close on Friday December  7 at 5pm PST (which is 1am here in the UK, funnily enough I’ll probably be asleep at that time so any comments left after this time will be deleted!)

The winner will be selected using Random Number Generator and will be announced by Sunday December 9.

I should also mention that I’m organising a Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter swap (predominantly for the UK and Ireland due to postage costs).

If you are interested in joining in check out the flickr group here

Lastly but not least don’t forget to head back on over to Sew Mama Sew for so many other fantastic opportunities to win.


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424 Replies to “Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day – sewing and craft supplies (now closed)

  1. Thanks for the chance to win, Mary. I’m looking forward to having lunch with girls I went to school with many moons ago. Happy Birthday!!!

  2. Happy Birthday Mary! I am looking forward to getting our Christmas tree! But also to (hopefully) finally upgrading my sewing machine, yey!

  3. Happy Birthday Mary! I am looking forward to seeing my friend’s face when she opens the parcel with the fabric wreath I made for her in it. She has been a steadfast friend this year and I wanted to give her a little homemade love. Have a great week!

  4. Happy Birthday Mary, hope you are spoilt rotten. I am looking forward to a quiet week, but doubt it will happen lol.

  5. Hi Mary,
    Thanks for this and happy birthday!

    I’m mostly looking forward to seeing my daughter perform at the Clyst St. Mary christmas fete on Saturday, oh and finally entering a tree into the Clyst St. Mary christmas tree festival this weekend too.

    I’ve subscribed, like and added you as a favourite.

  6. Hi Mary, Happy Birthday wishes from Connecticut, USA!
    I have been toying with the idea of making a vintage
    sheet quilt for the past year and have been desperately
    seeking out some sheets. I would love to win your charm packs so I could begin sewing one.
    Thanks for the chance to win. This week I am looking forward to a full day of sewing with my friend. We are working on a quilt that will be donated to our church’s annual Strawberry Festival in June.

  7. Hi Mary … and a very Happy Birthday 🙂 I’m most looking forward to finishing off my handmade rag rug wreath and decking the halls here at the Faerie Factory … Cake eating is an every day event here but always cause for celebration … Pixie wishes and faerie kisses … Sarah x

  8. Looking forward to finishing the Pink and Purple quilt top for my pink and purple princess!

  9. I’m looking forward to lighting the fire after the chimney sweep has been on Weds, it’s far too cold here in the evenings! Thanks for the give away!

  10. Oh geez! I cannot get enough of vintage sheets (gotta’ say this is my fave giveaway so far).
    This week I look forward to a long walk in the woods to find “our” Christmas tree!

  11. I love vintage sheets… and I’m looking forward to packing for our annual trip to Manila, Philippines!

  12. I’m most looking forward to sewing some new curtains for my bedroom!

    Also, I LOVE your vintage fabric – it’s perfect!

  13. I’m starting a 4 day work week with very long days, so I’m enjoying my first Monday off!

  14. What awesome charm packs! I’m really looking forward to putting up the Christmas tree this week and starting to decorate the house.

  15. Lovely giveaway Mary, your charm packs look gorgeous. Dont have one specific thing I’m looking forward to this week, I’ll just be enjoying each day I have before mum leaves! (wouldnt mind a bit of your cake tho!!!)

  16. I love your quilts, and would really love to get those fabrics!
    This week i have thursday and friday off so i am really looking forward to the loooong weekend. Probably will drive to Ikea and decorate the house for Xmas!

  17. I’m looking forward to getting some major crafting done. And who can resist such a cute pack of charm squares? Not me.

  18. I’m looking forward to a bit if sewing on Thursday and a big glass of wine on Friday night!

  19. I am looking forward to the kids’ band and choir concert this week!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  20. I am looking forward to good health! My family was sick all of last week, so I’m excited to be able to breathe easily and not have to deal with so many runny noses! 🙂

  21. I am looking forward to lots this week. Firstly I have a job interview tomorrow, only part time and just for the holidays, but I haven’t had a job interview in over 25 years. Secondly it’s my DH’s birthday and we are going out for the day so I’m really looking forward to that and third I am really looking forward to sewing this week.

  22. I am excited to have finals over, I plan on sewing up Christmas presents too. I liked you on FB, your quilts are amazing!

  23. I’m meeting a friend for lunch this week and I’m so excited to see her and visit with her! It will be a fun day1

  24. I most look forward to doing some sewing this week. I have a few more dice pouches that I want to get done as presents for friends.

  25. Happy Birthday! What lovely vintage charms! This week I look forward to making some Hanukkah gifts and baking cookies with my daughter 🙂

  26. Thanks for such a great giveaway! I’m most looking forward to finishing up some sewn gifts and getting them on their way to friends and family.

  27. This week I am looking forward to taking a drive to Portland with my sweetheart. We’ll look at the autumn colors, visit the Apple store, and maybe take in a movie! Woohoo!

  28. I am so looking forward to going to Wales on Friday to see the grandchildren, and their parents, it will be the last visit this year.

  29. I am looking forward to going out to dinner tonight with my sweet boyfriend and then having my parents visit this weekend!

  30. I’m most looking forward to getting together with my moms’ support group. Such an awesome group of women.

    limor477 at aol dot com

  31. I’m looking forward to finishing quilt top #2, and then basting and quilting this weekend.

  32. Ok, I need that cake recipe cause it sounds CRAZY! I’m looking forward to my hubby coming home from an international work trip (he better have presents!!! 🙂

  33. Happy Birthday, Mary. I’m looking forward to finishing a knitted afghan I’m making for my younger sister. Only a couple more inches to go. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Happy b-day:) I am looking forward to xmas time to spend a looooot of time with my family 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. I’m most looking forward to spending a little quiet time at home tomorrow all by myself. It’s been that sort of week.

  36. I’m looking forward to getting out my Christmas music and feeling like the holiday season is really here.

  37. I am looking forward to seeing my son singing (with the school choir) when they switch on the Christmas lights in the village.

    Happy birthday chuck xxx

  38. Happy Birthday Mary!
    I’m looking forward to a family meal tomorrow with all my siblings and their partners!

  39. You are already ‘liked’ and ‘followed’. Does that make me a stalker? I am looking forward to trying and getting a piece of your cake!

  40. this week, i’m looking forward to finishing up a quilt that i’ve been working on for such a long time!

  41. Looking forward to finishing my first baby quilt (for a friend). Happy Birthday and thanks for the giveaway!

  42. I am looking forward to quilt my Granny Square quilt this week. Thanks for the chance to win.

  43. ooohhh gorgeousness!! Love the charms and I’m lusting after that wonderful tape!
    this week I’m looking forward to having some home improvement stuff finished and not having builders at my house 🙂

  44. I am looking forward to being able to sleep in this weekend. I’ve had to get up really early this last week.

  45. Well, I’m hostessing our work Holiday party on Saturday, can’t wait!!!! Thanks for the giveaway

  46. I am looking forward to Friday because I have nothing to do that night…so a movie night sounds wonderful.

  47. I’m on a business trip this week, and am at least looking forward to eating at a few favorite restaurants in town that I don’t usually get to eat at!

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

  48. I love vintage fabrics! Thanks for this giveaway! This Friday I get to pick up my niece from school and take her ice skating followed by a drive-in movie and sleep over. I have a feeling she’s going to want to make pancake art like we did last year. Very exciting weekend!

  49. I love vintage sheets and have quite a collection myself, but I can’t seem to find nice, vibrant ones. Your watercolor vintage sheet baby quilt has been bookmarked in my computer since the beginning of my quilting obsession — just lovely. I don’t have any chocolate and sour cream cake to look forward to (stupid low carb), but I do have a holiday girls’ party and ornament exchange on Friday night, so I’ll say that! Thanks!

  50. Your quilts are gorgeous using your vintage sheets! I’m looking forward to picking out our fresh Christmas tree and decorating it as a family this week! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  51. thanks for the chance to win those gorgeous vintage fabrics and happy birthday 🙂 I’m looking forward to holidays at the end of the week and going to visit my family for christmas 🙂

  52. I’m looking forward to less homework, pity that’s not at the end of the week. So i’m also looking forward to working on my quilt.

  53. I love your blog. I have been wanting some vintage sheets but haven;t found any yet. Your quilts are pretty.
    I am a new follower and liked you on Facebook.
    Thanks for chance to win. Nancy James

  54. This is going to be a “handmade” Christmas for us, so this week we are pulling out our recipe file of cookie recipes, and selecting the ones we will bake for gifts, and then writing a grocery list of what is needed to make them — fun!

  55. I can’t wait to go to an art show where my boyfriend is showing off his first knife that he forged!

  56. I love vintage sheet baby quilts. Timeless. I’m looking forward to getting a haircut and, hopefully, finishing up my Christmas sewing (wishful thinking, but maybe possible?).

  57. I’m looking forward to decorating the house for Christmas. Thanks for your giveaway! ajhtejpal at gmail dot com

  58. Happy Birthday!
    I look forward to having finished all my exam marking this week to have a weekend off with my DH and kids. Probably no sewing time left for me this week.

  59. And I added your Etsy shop to my favourites.
    Thank you for offering this giveaway and good luck to all who participate!

  60. I am looking forward to have dinner with my father, daughter and granddaughter. a familymeal!
    thank you for the giveaway

  61. G’Day from Australia! And, Happy Birthday! I’m looking forward to going to the Twilight Christmas market on Saturday!

    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  63. This week I’m looking forward to putting the Christmas decorations up and starting to feel festive.

  64. Happy Birthday Mary! I am most looking forward to getting the Christmas parcels off to Canada this week. Sewing as fast as I can right now to get them done. Thanks for the fab giveaway. Hope you enjoy more than one slice of cake!

  65. I have a sewing project I need to finish. It’s work, not fun, so I want to get it done this week…hopefully Saturday at the latest. =)

  66. I’ve never sewn with vintage sheets. Do they hold up well? I’m looking forward to being over this cold so I can go for a run again!

  67. I’m looking forward to a couple of days off from work and to finish sewing curtain panels for my newly remodeled bedroom.

  68. Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to going to the festival of lights 🙂 eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

  69. Have a grand birthday celebration with your family! I am looking forward to finishing up a book I started last week. Thanks for the chance to win – I love vintage sheets and have been collecting bits and pieces to make a quilt someday.

  70. Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I am most looking forward to going salsa dancing this weekend with my boyfriend! We met through salsaing, but it’s been about 6 months since we last went dancing, so it’s about time!

  71. I am looking forward to getting some sewing done. I have a ton of projects going right now, and they need to get done! Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. I’m looking forward to getting a break! We just drove to Texas from South Carolina to be with family and now I have so many people to watch my daughter so I can chill! maybe take a bubble bath! Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. I’m looking forward to have my customer orders done! Then, I get to move on to family sewing for Christmas!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. I’m looking forward to the looong weekend. In Spain we’ve got a bank holiday from thursday to sunday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  75. Happy Birthday! I am looking forward to seeing my daughter demonstrate her Irish dancing that she has learned so far. Wish I could have a piece of that cake. 🙂

  76. I am having fun entering all these giveaways, but I also look forward to my Guild meeting on Saturday. A chance to get out of the house and be with my quilty gals! Love vintage sheets, thanks for the fun giveaway!

  77. I love vintage sheets and also sell them but I’d love to get some from the UK, I assume some at least are different.

    And I am most looking forward to having dinner with a cousin I haven’t seen in years on Friday.

    erikawithak.vintage at

  78. This week I am looking forward to my new phone arriving in the mail. I am finally upgrading to a smart phone.

  79. I also Liked your Facebook page and added your shop to my Favorites. I did purchase a baby quilt kit. My niece is having a baby around Christmas and though that would be a perfect give. I tried to use your coupon code and it didn’t work.

  80. if i had commented yesterday i would have said “i’m looking forward to making vegan baked apple doughnuts” but they were baked and eaten today 🙂 now i’m looking forward to watching my 3.5year old in her first school play on friday. would love to win this giveaway. wonderful fabrics. info[at]thecraftykitty[dot]co[dot]uk

  81. I am looking forward to the Christmas ballet program my three year old granddaughter is in this weekend. She will be a lollipop!

  82. This week I’ll be making curtains for my living room. I’ll finally have some privacy from the neighbors!

  83. I’m looking forward to the weekend already, but we’ll be making gingerbread with my son, and i might get time to read all these new to me blogs!

  84. I am so looking forward to my husband taking the entire week off!! It will be nice to spend some time with him!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  85. I am looking forward to having my son home for Christmas. He teaches in SC and I have not seen him since July.

  86. Hmm . . . probably I’m most looking forward to the weekend. Love getting some extra time to spend with my husband. 🙂 It’s also when I have the most time to actually sew!

  87. This week I am just looking forward to making it to the weekend with my sanity intact. End of term and heading into the long summer break here in Australia with Christmas thrown into the mix…makes it hectic!

    Wow. Vintage sheets make awesome quilts!

  88. I’m most looking forward to teaching my sister to piece and sew some Christmas stockings!!!

  89. I finally got my hands on a copy of Season 2 of Downton Abbey. I can’t wait to watch it–but need to finish sewing my nephew’s rag quilt together so I can do the cutting while watching the show!

  90. I am looking forward to going to a Christmas memorial service tomorrow night to remember all who have passed this year. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw.

  91. I am most looking forward to my Christmas tree being put up and fully decorated, I’m also looking forward to (more like hoping) having sewing for presents finished up!

  92. I also added your shop to my favorites on Etsy, I love what you have on there, if I don’t win I may end up buying!

  93. After a couple of days doing housework and yard work I am looking forward to getting back to my sewing tommorrow.

    Happy Birthday Mary!

  94. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m most looking forward to seeing a dear friend and having a good talk.

  95. I’m looking forward to a Christmas Party on Friday evening! Thanks for the chance! mjp0419 at gmail dot com

  96. I’m looking forward to making bacon peanut brittle – not because it is any fun, but because my husband loves it and loves me making enough to send it to his relatives scattered over the country!

  97. I’m looking forward to going to see a movie with my partner tomorrow – it’ll be the first time just the two of us go out together since our baby boy arrived. 🙂

  98. Nice! Thanks for the giveaway! I’m looking forward to finishing my knitting this week. Nearly done with a jumper.

  99. I am looking forward to working on a quilt that I plan to give my grandmother for Christmas! Working on the quilting portion now with crunch time on.

  100. Hello from Minnesota! Those charm squares are gorgeous!!! (Sometimes I tend to overuse that word but it certainly applies here.) This week I am looking forward to some serious sewing time…before the Christmas crunch can overwhelm me. And I’ll be taking several Candy Cane and tea breaks, of course.

  101. I plan to finish the “eagle” quilt I have made for my grand son…it has a panel with the eagles flying over the lake/mountains. Just have to do the top FMQ’ing and binding and it is done..last of the 5 I made for each of my grand kids!

    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com —(or the google one!)

  102. I email subscribed to your blog…best way to stay informed! Also, you are now bookmarked and I shall return!!
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com —(or the google one!)

  103. i’m looking forward to sitting in front of the christmas tree and crocheting as much as i can! thanks

  104. My boss is taking our whole company to the beach this weekend for our Christmas Party…. wooo hoo a whole weekend at the beach!

  105. I’m most looking forward to getting my holiday decorating done! Well, to be specific, I’m looking forward to how pretty it will look once it’s finished. 🙂

  106. I am looking forward to dinner with a friend for his birthday tonight. Next week, we will go out for my birthday exactly a week after his.

  107. I am actually so excited that I don’t have *anything* scheduled for the remainder of the week and I can just sew and sew. And if I sew enough, and sell enough of my sewing, I will be able to order the Lego robotics kit for my husband and daughter that they want. I’m close. Oh, so close. It’s exciting.

  108. This week I am looking forward to making cookies with my daughter! And then eating them!!!!!!

  109. I’m actually looking forward to getting out and hitting a few stores. I’ve been housebound for a while due to a surgery. Though after fighting the crowds for a while, it will probably feel good to get back home again!

  110. I’m really looking forward to sewing! I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t been able to tackle my Christmas gifts yet. I’m sewing several stuffed bunnies and owls 🙂 Can’t wait!

  111. I am recovering from a pretty painful biopsy so I am looking forward to getting better and getting on with what I need to get done on my Christmas list.

  112. Happy Birthday!
    I was born in Portsmouth but now live in Canada.
    I am looking forwarding to visiting some good friends this week. We are going out for Sushi and then going to sit around and gab all afternoon 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ktreve(at) hotmail (dot) com

  113. This week I’m looking forward to sitting and binding a quilt. It’s a BOM that’s been in the works since January, so I’ve been working on it off and on all year – I’ll be glad to have it done!

  114. i am looking forward to make more persimmon bags, pencil cases, and irish chain quilts~

  115. This week I’m looking forward to getting lots of sewing done. 🙂 Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to you! 🙂

  116. I’m looking forward to finding out on Thursday if I got the job I interviewed for. HAPPY BDAY!!!

  117. Happy birthday!

    Your chevron quilt is beautiful.

    I’m not looking forward to much this week – I’m going to the dentist today to have a root extracted and I know I’ll be in pain all week after it :0(

  118. Well, I have been substitute teaching this week and I was looking forward to a day at home to get caught up. Maybe tomorrow, since we are out of so many things here that I absolutely MUST go shopping today. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  119. Hello you. Fab give away….. I am looking forward to our town fair on Friday evening, it will be the turning on of the lights, rides for the kids, and the christmas tree festival at the church…. good local fun x

  120. I am looking forward to sleeping in front of the fire with my boys as one of our advent activities.

  121. I am looking forward to baking cut out cookies with my little boys with weekend. Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  122. I’m looking forward to seeing my boyfriend after three weeks away. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  123. I’m looking forward to our family holiday cookie party this weekend- all the women and kids get together to bake and exchange cookies and gossip.

  124. Those are beautiful! I am most looking forward to Friday night (margarita night at our house) and sewing a peasant top for my daughter (or at least cutting the fabric for one …).

  125. I am looking forward to my friend’s annual Christmas open house on Saturday. It is a blast.

  126. I’m looking forward to doing some Christmas shopping this weekend. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  127. Happy, Happy Birthday!! Enjoy!!

    I am looking forward to an weekend/overnight visit from our grangirlie!! Love havin her with us!! She & I will be makin’ Christmas cookie’s…& she & Papa are going to make fudge together too. She is almost 6 this year…. we had such fun doin’ these things last year.

  128. I Favorited you on Etsy too…love the Big Star Quilt!! (know it is Sold) Gorgeous!

    Thanks for 3rd chance to win! ( I don’t do FB…or I would Like you too)

  129. I’m looking forward to attending my husbands christmas party for his work.

  130. This week I’m looking forward to my only day off from working 2 jobs. Oh! What a relaxing and lazy day I will have.

  131. What a great give-away packet! I’m most looking forward to doing some pre-natal yoga, sewing Christmas presents and relaxing.

  132. Love these! Thanks for the chance to win. This week I am looking forward to doing some sewing.

  133. I have had your shop on my favorites for a while – love the kits with the different sheets from the UK.

  134. This is a cute bundle. I could see me making a little fitly skirt with it or a fun purse. Thank you!

  135. Mary,

    Yours is one of the giveaways I most want to win because I adore vintage sheets and really don’t have any fabric from any to work with, I am most looking forward to finishing making my handmade Christmas cards and getting them mailed off. I like the feeling of being able to accomplish something and cross it off my list.

    Happy birthday belatedly. Thanks for the giveaway, it is very generous of you.

  136. I have been following your Etsy shop for some time now! Thank you for the additional entry!

  137. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your cake. I am looking forward to a train ride to Pittsburgh this week to visit my dear son and his family. We will see our 10 year old granddaughter play her trumpet in the school Christmas concert. Anything I can do with my family makes me happy. I am so blessed.

  138. My company has a huge clothing, food and toy drive every year. This is the last week of it, and on Friday we all line up in the lobby and load the boxes into trucks. It’s such an awesome feeling seeing how generous everyone is. I look forward to it every year.

  139. I am very much looking forward to the end of this work day because it’s the last day of the semester, so closer to break!!

  140. My daughter’s 2nd birthday is on Monday and I’m taking a vacation day so we can spend time together (with my husband).

  141. chocolate cake with sour cream is SO delicious! I’m looking forward to my birthday next week!!! 🙂 yay for december birthdays!

  142. We have a wedding to go to, so I’m looking forward to that, and I’m excited to continue sewing some baby quilts! Thanks!

  143. I have marked your Etsy shop as a favorite 🙂 I love that you sell vintage fabric charm packs…I’ve never sewn with vintage fabrics, and think a little charm quilt would be so fun to make and have!

  144. I`m looking forward to the weather warming up a little – “they” say it is going to 🙂 Have a very happy birthday!

  145. happy birthday!
    i am looking forward to finishing my final paper and be free from school 🙂

  146. Oh i really am looking forward to sleeping in on Saturday. Its been a really loooong week. Next week shall be better:)

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