Monday, September 29, 2014

A Cotton + Steel Giveaway

It was my birthday this month, and one of my daughter’s, too.  Luckily her birthday is just four short days after mine so her special day eclipses mine, which is just how I like it now that getting a year older isn’t quite as fun as it used to be.  I treated myself to lots of quilting related presents this month…

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Did you know that you can get a pair of Gingher shears on Amazon for between $20-$23, which is a lot off the price at craft store?  Amazon has other pretty good quilting deals.  A pack of 5 Olfa 45mm rotary cutter blades will only run you $14-$15.  Add them to your cart and watch the price fluctuate up and down, then snag them when you think it’s a good price.

Speaking of scissors, I tried sharpening my old pairs with the tin foil and sandpaper methods, but neither worked.  The Gingher shears are much heavier than the Fiskars brand I used before, but they slice through several layers of fabric like a hot knife through butter.  Plus I’m pretty sure my husband can sharpen them in our electric knife sharpener if they go dull. 

In the spirit of birthdays, I thought I’d give away 4 fat quarters of my favorite prints from the Cotton + Steel fabric lines that came out earlier this year, a little thank you for reading my blog!  Your comments really brighten my day and encourage me to keep creating.

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So if you’ve left a comment on my blog in 2014, leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing.  This giveaway is open to all followers, US and international.  The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, October 1st.  Thank you for reading my blog and good luck!

22 comments:

  1. That is the best birthday present. You will love those for years. You can also send them back to Ginghers for sharpening if they ever need it.

    Your giveaway fabrics are just darling.

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  2. I've been wanting a pair of Gingher scissors for a while, but have been having a hard time justifying when the Fiskars have been working for me. Thanks for the Amazon tip and giveaway.

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  3. Gingher shears is a great birthday gift. My mom has a pair that I may get one day. Happy Birthday!

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  4. Congratulations!!! I didn't know about Gingher shears, in Spain we have some really nice scissors, and affordable too.

    Thanks

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  5. I hope you enjoyed your birthday and your daughter's. I don't value a big to-do for my birthday either, I'm just glad to keep having them! So nice of you to spread happiness in the form of fabric for your special day!

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  6. Happy birthday to both of you! Good scissors are a real gift! :) What beautiful fabrics, so sweet of you to share.

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  7. Oh, man. I've just been complaining that my scissors need to be sharpened! They're probably fiskars or something like that. I should really get some Ginghers! :) Happy birthday! September is a great month to have a birthday. (I speak from personal experience.)

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  8. Happy birthday! Gingher scissors are a perfect gift! And those Cotton &Steele fabrics are perfectly lovely too!

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  9. I buy lots of quilting supplies from Amazon. The rotary blades are even cheaper if you buy a 10 pack in the tools section. Happy birthday!

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  10. I am going to have to check out those scissors. And happy birthday day

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  11. Happy Birthday Jamie! I think you picked a perfect gift for yourself, since September is National Sewing Month. I've had a pair of Ginghers for a few years and I love them! I haven't had to sharpen them yet. ;)

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  12. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter. Love your new profile picture :-) And thanks for another generous giveaway

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  13. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! Do the Ginghers live up to your expectations? Thank you for the chance to win such cute fabrics.

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  14. I hope both you and your daughter had happy birthdays! Thanks for the great tip and the nice giveaway :-)

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  15. What a great birthday present! I know I went to my LQS for my birthday. I didn't even think to watch Amazon for my regular supplies; awesome tip. Thanks for being so generous with us, too =)

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  16. Belated happy birthday!! The scissors looks great and I love cotton and steel fabric! Since I have some already if I get picked then choose someone else and you've already been more than generous to me! :)

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  17. BIrthdays are great - I am looking forward to my 50th. Scissors - can never have enough and especially if they are sharp!

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  18. I could use a new pair of scissors, thanks for the review. Happy Birthday!

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  19. Happy Birthday to you and your daughter! Those are very nice scissors, you are a lucky gal.

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  20. Love the shears. Happy birthday. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

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  21. Happy birthday Busy Bees! :-)

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