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To celebrate National Craft Month I am giving away a Gift Subscription (one year 6 issues) to Quilter’s Home magazine.┬áTo enter this contest, leave a comment on this post and tell me something about your creative lifestyle that makes you different from your non crafty neighbors. An example might be you need a section in your will for your fabric stash or you dumpster dive for shiny objects to embellish your quilts. No behavior is too extreme for a dedicated quilter. Contest ends March 7, 2011. United States and Canada only.

Editor’s Note: Winners have 24 hours after the announcement to claim their prize, after which it’s back to Random.org to generate a new name.

By Scarlett Burroughs

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55 Comments so far

  1. Shirley Drury on March 1, 2011 8:47 am

    I’m a new quilter and in need of some quilting ideas and quilting know-how. I am looking forward to growing my stash of fabric scraps!

  2. Nancy@Nancy's Couture on March 1, 2011 8:51 am

    I don’t throw anything fabric away. I save every stained, torn, or outgrown clothing. Most people just see it as clothes, trash, or whatnot…..I see it as fabric!

  3. Dawn Shaw on March 1, 2011 9:30 am

    I am a quilter/crafter that has been able to find fellow enthusiasts through your site as well as through blogging. Unfortunately in my non-virtual life I do not have anyone that loves to create like I do. No one seems to understand my fabric stash, or my evergrowing button jars! LOL

  4. BethJ on March 1, 2011 9:33 am

    I am a thrift store junkie, always on the lookout for notions and fabric to use. Once you start, you can’t stop!

  5. SewLindaAnn on March 1, 2011 9:44 am

    How about all of the above! Absolutely none, zero, zip of my neighbors are into sewing, cooking crafting, thrifting, gardening aarrgh!! I swear people look at me cross eyed if I mention my thrifting, yard saling, or try to share a piece of no longer needed but good condition clothing. That’s not to say I don’t have friends here, I do, but I still share all my exploits in the hope that someone will cross over from their “buy it” mentality. Thank goodness for the web, blogs, Facebook all of it, I’d be lost without it!

  6. Tamara on March 1, 2011 10:32 am

    I have a room dedicated to my crafty projects, and a dresser dedicated to my old and ripped clothes (I also see it as fabric). I am always on the lookout for something new and unique to use.

    However, if I won the subscription I would pass it along to my friend who is a much more avid quilter and she lives in a fairly small community so having this kind of inspiration mailed to her door would be wonderful!

  7. Ashley on March 1, 2011 10:38 am

    I keep almost every pair of jeans that my family memeber grows out of…I might need them for something someday! ;)

  8. Melinda Wilson on March 1, 2011 10:41 am

    I have a room dedicated to crafts and things are stacked up the walls right now – LOL!

  9. Tabitha on March 1, 2011 10:59 am

    I have a mini-me partner (my 10 year old) who just automatically assumes that whatever project I’m working on she’ll be doing too. I’ve actually had to divide my craft room into two mirror image parts to accomodate her! Not complaining too much :)

  10. Betsy on March 1, 2011 11:30 am

    My most recent craft projects are designing “penny-table rugs”
    one needs lots of 100% wool for these. I LOVE hitting all the
    Goodwills & buying up blazers and skirts. Addicted to
    finding fabric deals.

  11. Gailanne on March 1, 2011 11:42 am

    I’m new to sewing AND quilting…
    right now I would LOVE a neighbor that sews, can’t figure out how to get my bobbin on my sewing machine to wind. Told ya I was new ;)

  12. Meme on March 1, 2011 11:52 am

    I love fabric and am in the process of collecting it and doing as much as I can with it, especially quilted items. Sometimes I really wish that I didn’t have to go to work because I could keep myself busy making things at home all day long and never tire of it! Oh, did I mention that I love fabric? hehehe

  13. Colleen on March 1, 2011 12:32 pm

    I have bins of old jeans and material waiting to be transformed!

  14. Sarah on March 1, 2011 1:16 pm

    I think I’m the only one in my neighborhood who has devoted 2 of my 3 bedrooms to crafting.

  15. Kelly on March 1, 2011 1:40 pm

    I have a room dedicated to my sewing/crafts. My neighbors recycle, we re-use. A couple of my none crafty neighbors give me fabric (clothes, sheets, towels). I turn it into something else and they are thrilled it’s getting a second life. My 16 year old son is wearing a t-shirt scarve from the neighbor’s concert t-shirt collection. We made key hooks on boards from mis-matched beautiful old silverware. Fabric is my first love though!

  16. Melissa on March 1, 2011 3:27 pm

    No scrap of fabric is too small. It all gets saved for the crazy quilt that is in my future. I even have fabric saved from my dad’s best man’s mother!

  17. Cassandra on March 1, 2011 4:44 pm

    I am a really new quilter, so I don’t have any odd habits yet! But the first thing that got me inspired to quilt was watching an HGTV program on making a quilt out of old jeans. I still haven’t made that quilt (the program aired at least 10 years ago) but I have a HUGE pile of jeans saved up! ;)

  18. Trisha on March 1, 2011 5:26 pm

    I don’t know if there is anything that sets me apart from my crafting neighbors…maybe the fact that I never finish anything. I’m desperately trying to change that though….craftgossip and all their crafty links are helping me to finish great projects though!

  19. laurie on March 1, 2011 6:13 pm

    i am still pretty new to quilting and could use all the help I can find! I have way too many ideas and not enough time to finish!

  20. goldylu on March 1, 2011 6:13 pm

    There is nothing like the excitement of planning your next project. Finding a pattern that is perfect for the person you are sewing for, then searching for the ideal fabric. And the thrill of completion when it turned out just like you imagined. I’m always looking for inspiration and would love a subscription!

  21. Debbie St.Germain on March 1, 2011 8:53 pm

    That isn’t funny, I do need a will, lol.
    My kids could care less about crafting and I think what would happen if I go, I want my friends to get all the good stuff;)

    What makes me different is I buy furniture with storage in mind, it has to have hidden drawers and cupboards to hide my supplies.

    Debbie

  22. Claire on March 1, 2011 8:58 pm

    My mom was a big crafter (she had to go back to work, so she doesn’t have time now, but I think she’ll get back to it eventually) and I’d like to learn how so that someday I can help her put all her accumulated fabrics and yarn and patterns and so on to good use. Plus it will give us something to do together. And talk about.

  23. Kelly on March 1, 2011 10:26 pm

    i have a magnanimous amount of fabric, it’s actually kind of scary…lol

  24. Kayla on March 1, 2011 10:35 pm

    I have been going through old clothes everytime I see a quilt I want to make to see if I have something that looks like it!

  25. Debbie Constable on March 2, 2011 5:54 am

    I have to have my knitting / crocheting project bag with me wherever I go … then I can spend hours happily waiting in line or on the sidelines of a soccer game! I don’t know how non-crafters can stand it … waiting, waiting, waiting with nothing to do!

  26. Karen K on March 2, 2011 7:09 am

    Lots of things make me different from my nonquilting friends: the magazine subscriptions are all fabric/craft related, I shop at thrift stores for goodies to add to my stash, I hoard anything that could be added to my quilts (fabric, old clothing, buttons, lace, threads, trims etc)I never have a minute when I am not doing something: I hand sew while I sit at appointments or watch TV.

  27. Chrissy on March 2, 2011 7:16 am

    I always look at things to determine how I can repurpose them. Never really use anything as it was originally intended. Waste not, want not!

  28. Donna H on March 2, 2011 7:39 am

    If my house were on fire, the first things I’d get out would be my fabric. Nothing goes through my hands without me wondering if it should go to my craft room rather than in the garbage. I like to go to Goodwill and look through the clothes to see if I can find interesting buttons.

  29. nangy on March 2, 2011 7:46 am

    My granddaughter is learning to quilt and sew,she made a yo-yo quilt for her baby doll and a bigger quilt for her bed.She is only 8 and loves to sew and repurpose clothes from the thrift store.I would love to win this for her and me,we are learning to sew together.Thanks for the giveaway!!

  30. kim beldowski on March 2, 2011 8:44 am

    I love making afghans, they are meaningful for me to make since I lost my grandma who rochetd and meaning ful to the receivers of the blankets too. I would love to win. I also make quilts for my boys and would love to learn more about quilt making.

  31. DeeAnn S on March 2, 2011 8:53 am

    If my old clothing isn’t good enough to be given to the thrift shops, I remove buttons, zippers, and any “extras”, set them aside for other projects, and cut the fabric into squares of varying sizes. They make for quick go-to scraps when whipping up a quick project. Thanks.

  32. superstitches on March 2, 2011 9:58 am

    I have a closet full of fabric and craft supplies. None of my neighbors have anything like that.

  33. Becky on March 2, 2011 11:31 am

    I don’t think any of my neighbors can sew on a button much less quilt. I have bits and pieces of vintage quilts that I like to use in new quilts. Old clothes too. Getting ready to do t-shirt quilts for my kids with their high school tees on one side and baby clothes on the other.

  34. Isabel on March 2, 2011 11:54 am

    I see quilts everywhere I go! Signs might give me a design idea…a trip to the grocery store and I may see a color combination on a cereal box…They’re everywhere!!!

  35. Sarah C. on March 2, 2011 12:30 pm

    If my girls are wearing something cute or playing with something new (cloth), my friends now ask if I made it. Fun!

  36. Karol B. on March 2, 2011 12:34 pm

    I am different from my neighbors since I have tubs of fabric and embellishments on my dressers in corners of my rooms.and any where else I can fit them.

  37. Euphemia Roecker on March 2, 2011 1:58 pm

    I have been recycling worn clothes forever..I save buttons, zippers, embroidered linens all to reuse. Use these for 3d quilts,quiet books, pillows etc. Anything my machine needle will go through I use!!

  38. Claire on March 2, 2011 2:06 pm

    I have so many different supplies for all my crafting I think I could open up as a shop. I just love any part of it. I quilt because it reminds me of my Granparents, it’s just nice to remember them it makes me feel close to them.

  39. Janet Pierce on March 2, 2011 3:02 pm

    I am a sewist, but a new quilter. I am very creative, but have been alittle stumped in the quilt making department since I’m so new. I love every aspect of designing and quilting but and would love the extra help of the quilters magazine.

  40. jacquelyn on March 2, 2011 3:28 pm

    I feel like a winner, finding a new crafting website. I love quilting and scrapbooking.

    Please enter me.

  41. LisaAnn Young on March 2, 2011 5:37 pm

    LOL- my neighbors walk in to see an entry hall lined with crafty magazines and bead storage and then enter into the great room where there is fabric from floor to ceiling on the bookcase next to the fireplace and an armoire next to dining table with my sewing machine wide open. Not to mention the stations in each room dedicated to crafting. So, please enter me ;)

  42. Kelly Croasmun on March 2, 2011 8:59 pm

    What makes me different from my non-crafty neighbors? The fact that I have more craft supplies in my closet than clothes! That most of my laundry room can’t hold laundry because of–you guessed it–craft supplies! I have crafting supplies in my garage, a corner in my kitchen, and a shelf in my daughter’s room. Only my crafty friends “get it” as to why you need to have so many supplies. The non-crafty neighbors? Not so much! LOL

  43. Ana rojas on March 2, 2011 9:29 pm

    My friends do not understand why I would spend 4. Days making a pinata for my daughter’s birthday when I could easily buy it for $10

  44. Norma on March 2, 2011 9:44 pm

    I can’t resist any craft – I could live in a Michaels store! And don’t get me started on fabric stores. I also sew my own clothes, and am starting to knit my own sweaters, too.

  45. Dennis on March 2, 2011 11:31 pm

    I go around and ask neighbors to save shirts, jeans, any thing fabric I can use. They see me with bags of fabric from Wal Mart all the time. I even asked one of my neighbors to save the buttons off her coat when she got rid of it because I could use them on my next quilt. Thanks for the giveaway. Maybe the luck will rub off on me I’m Irish.

  46. Sandy N. on March 3, 2011 6:46 am

    As far as I know, I am the only one on my street that quilts. I buy this magazine and would love to have it come to my door every other month for free. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  47. Barbara Eisenrauch on March 3, 2011 9:10 am

    This is so bad. My dear husband added on to our home so I could have more room for my quilting!
    We also spend 4 hrs/day commuting to our jobs. I spend that time working on quilting, knitting, or other needlework projects. It keeps me from being too much of a backseat driver.
    Thank you for the contest!

  48. Christina on March 4, 2011 6:53 am

    I save all things fabric, from outgrown clothes, old towels, anything. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. Lisa C on March 4, 2011 7:34 am

    I just joined a quilting guild & I don’t think any of my neighbors do that. I also repurpose old clothing/linens…especially the vintage ones! Thanks for hosting…

  50. Laura on March 4, 2011 7:48 am

    Sh…sh!
    Don’t let them know.
    I am obsessive compulsive and my neighbors think I am crazy.
    It has taken over my house and my life.
    They don’t even know that I pay for a storage with more stuff in it.
    They just can’t comprehend what is wrong with me, yet they love the gifts.
    Viva la revolusion! SH…

  51. Suzanne B on March 4, 2011 10:01 am

    I am pretty sure I am the only one in my neighborhood that has a fabric hoarding problem. My husband thinks I am mental when he wants to throw out a shirt and I have to take all of the buttons off and cut it into usable fabric pieces. Little do my relatives know they are getting gifts make out of my husbands old shirts. LOL

  52. Emily C on March 4, 2011 3:10 pm

    my family likes to tease me about being a hoarder because i collect tidbits most people would throw away. old shirts, buttons, lace, and ribbons, felt, etc. almost nothing is too small to keep. we get into arguments sometimes =\ my mother in law is a super cleany with a throw-it-out-if-it’s-not-used-with-2-months complex =(

  53. sue on March 6, 2011 5:27 am

    I have a lot of fabric that would go to good use with this book. thanks

  54. Jill Hubbard on March 6, 2011 8:36 am

    If you could see my fabric stash..I would love this magazine. i am the only person of all my friends and family that knows how to sew!

  55. Karol B. on March 7, 2011 9:55 am

    I have 30 gallon storage containers of fabrics for quilting. in my attached Garage in my guest bedroom and any closets I can fit them in. I would love to get this magazine. to check it out for free. I think I will know if I want to continue to subscribe with a year subscription.

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