Monday, November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving Giveaway.........

Greetings All!




As promised.............here it is............





Just what is it I am giving away?

No, unfortunately, it isn't millions of dollars.....

Nor is it an exotic trip......(c'mon, I work for a low cost air carrier! LOL)


What I am giving away is a piece of quilting knowledge
that helps me every time I start piecing a project!

EVERY quilter strives for accurately pieced units and
that perfect 1/4" seam............am I right?

I tried various methods, many of them unsuccessfully.
Not all 1/4" feet are the same, nor do they always help with accuracy.

I am NOT ashamed to say I use a seam guide
when I piece patchwork.
In fact, I have a seam guide for every sewing machine I use
so I can remain consistent with that 1/4" seam.

What has given me the best results is.........

 The Ideal Seam Guide
And boy, oh boy, am I ever thankful for it!!!!


Please visit the link above for more information
and videos about their products.

I will be offering 1(one)
Student Edition Ideal Seam Guide
to 2(two) different
WINNERS!

These Ideal Seam Guides were generously offered by
Steve Tippets of Sew Very Smooth.
I met him at the Sew Very Smooth booth
in Paducah last April and shared with him
my love of their product.
He wanted to share with my blog readers
a chance to use their guide.
I am personally convinced it is

IDEAL

for me, and  I hope that it will be for you too!


In order to be eligible for this giveaway,
please share with me your very favorite
Thanksgiving side dish by replying to this post!
You know me, I LOVE me some good cooking!
No recipes needed. (Unless I beg for it! LOL)
Also, please follow my blog if you enjoy
reading about my quilting shenanigans
and life in general.

This giveaway will be open all week,
and I will be drawing the 2 lucky winners
on Friday, November 18th.
(My most sincere apologies to my quilting friends
in other countries, however, I am limited to offering
this giveaway to those in the United States only.)

If you win, perhaps you can try your new seam guide out
on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville Mystery


I am so very thankful for all of you!

In other news.........

Here is the loot I got while at Festival in Houston!

I couldn't let this light pass me up!
Bonnie Hunter got one and loved it.........
and I love mine now!
How PERFECT is this light?

Since the light was my big purchase, I settled with
these 3 tools I use on a regular basis.
A brush, an oil dispenser, and a slender brass stiletto.
No fabric this time, just these goodies for me and
my machines.




I hope you are enjoying your season of Thanksgiving!
Keep on Quilting!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter














77 comments:

  1. I like cauliflower, brussel sports, corn on the cob. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  2. Gotta have a congealed salad at every family feast. Coca Cola salad usually competes with the cranberry salad so for Thanksgiving we go Watergate. If you've never had it you should try it at your next pot luck.

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  3. Are you sure you're a quilter? No new fabric ;-) !!! I did snag a grab bag of fabric but that's about it. I did look at those amazing lights but didn't pull the trigger. I did however but the magnetic hanging hardware. I didn't hear/see you so didn't get a chance to say hey! Hope you had as good as time as I did at our first ever Houston show!

    It's not thanksgiving at our house if we don't have green bean casserole.....we don't have it any other time during the year. Green Chile Hominy is a close second.

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  4. My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is my daughter's macaroni and cheese. This was not a side dish we ever had on the table at my home when I was growing up. However, my daughter is a vegetarian and she brings this every year and it has now become a tradition.

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  5. I checked out those lights and put it on my Christmas list. My favorite side dish is a jello salad that is just apples, celery,pecans in lemon/ lime jello. Looks festive and has lots of crunch. I didn't make it one year and everyone was upset. I've tried so many seam guides and this one looks like it might deliver.

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  6. I love corn pudding or corn souffle, a mixture of corn, corn bread mix and some other stuff. It is sooooooooo good. I'll have this and skip everything else!

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  7. I love ground fresh cranberries mixed with crushed pineapple and chopped walnuts and real whipped cream. I could eat the whole huge bowl all by myself.

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  8. Fresh cranberries and apples sauted. YUM!

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  9. I used to make a jello salad with pineapple, and a cream cheese topping topped with roasted pecans. No big gatherings anymore.

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  10. My grandmother's sweet potato casserole. I use her recipe that has a pecan topping. It's delicious.
    Thanks for the chance to win these goodies.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  11. Corn bread stuffing and orange cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries. I'm getting hungry reading what others wrote.

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  12. I've been wanting to try these guides! Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite side dish is frozen cranberry salad.
    Sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  13. I love a cranberry/orange/nut relish.....I can just eat it by the bowl. So many other things are good too.....I bought one of those lamps too, except I got the floor version. I am giving it to my husband for Christmas. If he doesn't use it........it will be welcome in my sewing room.....wink. Jspwarren at aoldotcom

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  14. My favorite Turkey Day side dish is my MIL's squash casserole. Thanks for offering a chance to win!!

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  15. I'd love to win the guide to try it out. I guess my favorite side dish is Southern Comfort Glazed Carrots.

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  16. My favorite side dish is my roasted green beans casserole with sliced almonds. Thank you for offering such a neat prize! Glad you enjoyed the show.

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  17. Cornbread and wild rice dressing! Does dessert count as a side dish, cause if it did I would vote for pear pie!
    Looks like a great light! Pricey?

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  18. Traditional good old green bean casserole!

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  19. I like to make a simple fruit salad or my mom always made jello whipped with real whipping cream and added cut up bananas. Liking the giveaway.

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  20. My favorite side dish at Thanksgiving is Sweet Potato Casserole. Thank you for the opportunity to win these goodies...

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  21. I like to make a simple fruit salad or my mom always made jello whipped with real whipping cream and added cut up bananas. Liking the giveaway.

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  22. Carrot soufflé is my new favorite Thanksgiving side dish. It's very easy to make, and everyone that turned up their nose at sweet potatoes will eat this. Looks like you had fun in Houston.

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  23. I make a yam casserole with orange sauce. Not as sweet as the usual yam dishes and it tastes great as leftovers.

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  24. No side dish here, straight to the dessert. Pumpkin Cheesecake that uses 2 lbs of cream cheese.

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  25. I love my sister-in-law's sweet potato and apple casserole. I like to save it for dessert! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  26. Homemade Ocean Spray cranberry sauce made annually by my son who learned how from his grandmother (my mother) I used the brand name because it's the recipe she started with and then she did a change here and there but the basic one is good I know she always always added lemon juice from her own lemon tree.
    Thank you for the chance to win and sew more accurately

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  27. Green beans made any way! My current fav is Arkansas Green Beans. :)

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  28. Broccoli, cheese and rice casserole is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish.

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  29. Stuffing with raisins it's a family favorite! Thanks for the chance to win

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  30. The old green bean casserole with the Campbell's Mushroom Soup :-) Yummies, and I am glad that my oven is broken this year :-)

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  31. My mothers turnip recipe. It was wonderful! She would put bacon in the turnip which would add such a wonderful flavor.

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  32. Hard to pick just one, so, cornbread stuffing and sweet potato casserole are must haves. Houston is so much fun, I bought a pattern that I have looked at so many times, finally just bought it.

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  33. My fav is a toss up between stuffing (the recipe my mom would make) or sweet potato casserole!

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  34. Boy I'd love to try that. I'd say candied sweet potatoes. ����

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  35. My mother-in-love's cranberry salad is divine! I never liked it until I had hers.

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  36. Everyone's favorite seems to be my roasted root vegetables. Who knew parsnips were so tasty?

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  37. Kevin - like you, after I saw Bonnie's lamp I checked them out in my area and got a good deal for one off Amazon. Last week I bought 2 smaller led lamps (one for my daughter) which are ideal for smaller work and can be used with/without electric, allowing to be used 'torch' style :)
    I enjoyed reading and looking at your past 2 posts but forgot to leave a reply at the time, thinking I'd do it later - bad move :p Best wishes to you and your great blog :)

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  38. A 3 layer jello salad. Bottom layer is strawberry jello with strawberry puree added. Second layer is cream cheese with mashed bananas added. Top layear is strawberry jello with pecans and celery chopped and added. On top of this is strawberries, bananas,and pecans.

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  39. My favorite Thanksgiving side dish is corn puddin' --yummy!

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  40. I make Southwest Cornbread Salad. Bring on Thanksgiving.

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  42. My favorite is Artichoke Casserole. I make a double batch and we have it for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I also make a few mini casseroles to give away and keep at least one for myself. Love this stuff!

    I was in Houston also and I came back with more "loot" than you! I guess that's the difference when you Drive there. I was really hoping that I would see you at the show, but no luck.

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  43. My favorite is candied sweet potatoes and stuffing. Love the whole meal. Thanks Darlene

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  44. Both my husband and I LOVE stuffing. I don't wait until just Thanksgiving to serve it in this house. I found you through Bonnie Hunter's blog and have added you to my favorites list.

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  45. Who needs a million dollars when you have quilting friends?? Can't wait to hear how you like your new light. I am considering the floor model for my hand sewing "throne".

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  46. One of my favorite side dishes is roasted brussel sprouts with onions and bacon! Yummy! I follow you through email and really enjoy your blog. Thanks for what you do to honor veterans.
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  47. My favorite is a jello type salad. The recipe came from my mother-in-law. It is always on our table at Thanksgiving. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance.

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  48. My favorite is my mama's stuffing. Can't imagine a Thanksgiving without it! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I'm anxiously awaiting Bonnie Hunter's mystery too. Can't wait to see how your QOV version turns out.
    Sandy
    explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Sweet Potato Souffle...not really a souffle so so good with the pecans and brown sugar on top!! But I have Bonnie Hunter's 1/4" tool for figuring out my seam, so don't put me in the drawing for this one - give someone else a chance!!

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  50. Family favorite - whole cauliflower head surrounded with baby peas, carrots, and corn. I use a large plate (almost a round platter) and the small veggies are not mixed together but arranged in small "clumps" of green, yellow, orange, green, etc. Very pretty and oh so tasty. I put buttered crumbs on top of the cauliflower. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!

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  51. My favorite dish is Macaroni and Cheese from scratch. I have a recipe from The Joy of Cooking that I have tweaked over the years. Everyone I have shared it with has made it for their family. And now they aren't allowed to bring any other dish to family get togethers! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  52. My favorite it roasted vegetables. My family's favorite is my sister's scalloped potatoes.
    I need a guide like this. Like you, I found my 1/4" foot wasn't giving me a 1/4" seam and various other methods don't work for me. I had one teacher tell me I needed a different sewing machine because she couldn't figure out a way to get a 1/4" seam with it.

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  53. Yams cooked in sweet maple syrup and sprinkled with candied pecans!

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  54. My fave is good ol' green bean casserole! I too am always looking for a way to improve my 1/4" seam. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  55. Oh my...I'm not sure I can pick just one! My favorite would have to be the dressing as I only make it a couple of times out of the year. I could so use this tool not only for myself but with the 4-H quilters I help teach. Have Happy Thanksgiving!
    dmoore(at)sheltonbulldogs(dot)org

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  56. Deviled eggs....compliments all of the rest of Thanksgiving Day's fixings! Currently, I am leading an active Quilts of Valor group AND yes, all 1/4 inch seams are NOT the same! THANKS for a chance to win! Kevin...your chickens could supply my eggs!! HA!

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  57. Mashed potatoes with lots of whole milk and butter mixed in.

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  58. Mashed potatoes and gravy! Looks like a great seam guide.

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  59. Sweet potatoes with praline and pecan topping! Yum!

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  60. Of course the best side dish is the dressing! Only make it once or twice a year. Other yummy sides are corn pudding, carrots with amaretto and sweet potatoes. With all the yummy sides, who needs the turkey!

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  61. Dressing is my favorite - My Mom's dressing was the BEST -- I sure miss her! Thanks for your awesome give a way!

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  62. I really love pecan bites, which are tiny pecan pies the size of a mini muffin. It's easier to sample more desserts when the portione are bitesize and I never get a weepy pie!

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  63. I make a 6-cheese macaroni and cheese dish that is not for the faint of heart. I only make it twice a year (for the winter holidays) and my family demands it with all of the ingredients. One year I tried to make it more heart healthy but they revolted and I thought they were gonna have my head. So I make it now with no hold backs.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. My favorite side dish is corn casserole. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  65. OK Kevin, the best is Cranberry Fluff, our own name for a substitute for the usual Thanksgiving fare. I really like your blog and look forward to your postings. Yes, I would share the recipe.
    I have an older machine and would love this tool. Painters tape is not perfect.

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  66. OK Kevin, the best is Cranberry Fluff, our own name for a substitute for the usual Thanksgiving fare. I really like your blog and look forward to your postings. Yes, I would share the recipe.
    I have an older machine and would love this tool. Painters tape is not perfect.

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  67. would love to try seam guide was just bemoaning a block that was smaller than the others so guess will pull it apart.... guess if I was to choose favorite its my 91 year old mothers pecan pie ymm

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  68. Dressing, cranberry sauce, pecan pie :D

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  69. Hi Kevin,

    I have been following you off and on but now since you are in the new quilt cave, regularly. I am NOT eligible for your draw as I am from Alberta Canada but we make a delicious raw broccoli salad that has sunflower seeds, grapes/or raisins, celery, onion with a slightly sweet dressing. It is sooo good. I'd be happy to share the recipe should you wish it. Thank you for sharing and doing the military quilts. My son did a tour with the army in Afghanistan when we first entered into the war. It is a "good thing" you do. thanks.

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  70. Sweet potato casserole and the best pecan pie ever that I make from scratch including the pie crust.

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  71. Sweet pottoes with marshmallows melted on top is my favorite.

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  72. I stick with the basics when it comes to favorites: mashed potatoes and gravy; stuffing. Thanks for offering the giveaway. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

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  73. I love stuffing covered in gravy with all the "innards" in it!!

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  74. I'm behind on blog reading (darn that day job that pays for all my quilting stuff). Still, my favorite side dish is roasted root vegetables. Looks like your give away was well received. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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