#projectjellyroll : National Sew a Jelly Roll Day IS Saturday September 15th, 2018

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

ARE YOU READY?

LET'S GET IT STARTED.

The fun is about to unroll. Here's your invitation to join in with RockingChairQuilts.com and celebrate the mighty Jelly Roll. Many thanks to the folks at Moda Fabrics and Supplies for hosting this awesome event.

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

NAtional Jelly Roll Day Saturday, September 15th, 2018,

We are going to get started with the fun TODAY. 

Let's be real, a Moda Jelly Roll® is already fun.

The fun is built in:

  • It's beautiful.

  • It's sew-able.

  • It's quilt-able.

  • It's fun to buy.

  • It's fun to win.

  • It's fun to touch.

  • It's fun to bust open and sew like the wind (since it's already pre-cut for you.)

  • It's Moda!

Wait.... we already know that those are all intrinsic qualities of a Jelly Roll, but what about that 5th one, "It's fun to win" ?

Rocking Chair Quilts has got you covered on that. Prizes are always fun and why not a Jelly Roll prize?  Why not TWENTY Jelly Roll prizes? That's right we are going to give away 20 Moda Jelly rolls to celebrate National Jelly Roll Day on  9-15-2018. To enter for your chance to win a Moda Jelly Roll read on. 

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is  SWELL CHRISTMAS  by Urban Chiks for Moda

Holiday flavored Jelly Rolls. This one is SWELL CHRISTMAS by Urban Chiks for Moda


THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

 HOW CAN I ENTER TO WIN A JELLY ROLL?

Leave your comment on this blog post (below) to enter. 

What should you comment about?

  • Add add a another word to our jelly-roll glossary.

  • Tell us about your favorite snack to eat and share when you are quilting or with sewing friends.

  • Or just say hello........

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Comment by inventing another 'Jelly' term to add to our Jelly Roll glossary,Here's  our short list:

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.THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018

TWENTY WINNERS IN ALL

Here are the 10 winners selected from all the entries collected in the brick and mortar shop , Thanks for joining in the fun:

Barbara N.

Sandie S.

Rick C.

Kay O.

Chris R.

Donna G.

Gloria F.

Kathy C.

Donna M.

Norma S.


Here are the 10 winners selected from all the online entries, Congratulations to all!

 Entries will be accepted through midnight (CDT) on Saturday September 15th, 2018. To read more about this contest, rules and all the yada yada CLICK HERE

 

 

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?   CLICK HERE  to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from  BetterRecipes.com

I'm going to make some pinwheel cookies for the big day. What will you make?

CLICK HERE to get the yummy recipe for these cookies from BetterRecipes.com

THANK YOU FOR READING MY BLOG. THIS GIVEAWAY ENDED ON 9/15/2018. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN! - CAROL


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National Sewing Machine Day FABRIC BUNDLE GIVEAWAY

Give Away has ended Congrats to Constance W.

My Juki ♥ ♥ ♥

My Juki ♥ ♥ ♥


It's National Sewing Machine Day and I nearly missed it! If I had not seen this news pop up on Twitter this afternoon, the sun would have set without my celebrating.  It is an excellent idea to proclaim a day in the calendar year to call attention to the noble sewing machine. To celebrate we're hosting a fabric giveaway.

 Here is a short bio-clip  about National Sewing Machine Dayfrom the National Day Calendar web page:

Observed annually , June 13 is National Sewing Machine Day.  This day honors the invention of the sewing machine.  It is hard to imagine having to sew things together by hand, stitch by stitch.
Skilled cabinet-maker and English inventor, Thomas Saint, received the first patent for a design of a sewing machine in 1790.  It was intended for leather and canvas, was never advertised and no evidence of it, other than his drawings, could be found.  In 1874, William Newton Wilson found Saint’s drawings in the London Patent Office, made adjustments and built a working model. The London Science Museum currently owns Wilson’s model. 
  • Walter Hunt invented the first American lockstitch sewing machine in 1832.
  • John Greenough patented the first sewing machine in the United States in 1842.
Industrial use of the sewing machine reduced the burden that was placed upon housewives, moving clothing production from them and seamstresses to large-scale factories. This also resulted in a decrease in production time which caused the price of clothing to drop considerably. Imagine when part of the expected tasks of the household were to make all clothing by hand - or hire a dressmaker to do it , if one had the means.

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The enjoyment & satisfaction when sitting down to sew never leaves me, I adore quilting as a hobby and count my blessings that is now my occupation.  I think I don't take for granted the luxury of having a machine to use, to sew and make quilts (and garments and home-dec  things too sometimes).   But I probably do take it for granted. I love doing hand work too but hope I never have to be without a sewing machine.  I even have a working treadle, so if I ever get thrown off the grid, I can still sew (Thanks Aunt Carol).

The old treadle machine waiting to be put into action.

 I know many local friends and quilters who are as passionate about quilt making as I am. I can never get enough, I am quite addicted and I am pretty sure it's  contagious.  Here is the scientific proof: Ben, my husband of 34 years, retired from a lifetime of building bridges and sky-scrapers is now an avid quilter and works full-time at Rocking Chair Quilts.

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Please leave a comment on this blog post below and tell me a little bit about you and your sewing machine., and you'll be entered to win this:

Quill by 3 Sisters Bundle : 2 YARDS & 2 CHARMS PRIZE BUNDLE 

This yummy fabric is  Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics  . Winner will be chosen at random from all entries.   CLICK HERE  to read the rules and sew on and sew forth. 

This yummy fabric is Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics . Winner will be chosen at random from all entries.  CLICK HERE to read the rules and sew on and sew forth. 

Give Away has ended :) Congrats to Constance W. !

 

Comment area is below, share  a little bit about you and your sewing machine., and you'll be entered to win. Here are some questions to get you started

  • What machine do you sew and quilt on?
  • Is is your first machine, your last (a dream machine you finally got)?
  • Is it borrowed, inherited, antique or brand spanking new?
  • What to you love about it (or maybe you are mad at your sewing machine today)?

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Breezy Bear Quilt

It's time to share the first Bear Paw block project we have put together for the summer shop hop season. 

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#PROJECTJELLYROLL PATTERNS

NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

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We woke up this morning with the happy realization that the first annual National Jelly Roll Day had finally arrived.  A banner day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone here at RCQ and all our guests. 

Now that the daylight has vanished from the Illinois prairie we can, with Moda Fabrics United Notions'  permission, release  the much anticipated #projectjellyroll patterns here for you as free downloads

A BIG thank you to Brigette Heiland of Zen Chic and Moda for providing  these NSAJRD patterns.

To start you off - here is a little gift from RockingChairQuilts.com : A Jelly Roll Tip Card and pre-cut yardage chart for you to download and keep as a handy reference.  If you are nearby and can come into the shop we will give you one when you buy a Jelly Roll (while supplies last)


jelly roll GIVEAWAY • congratulations to our 20 winners

Maxine Euto

Debbie Chenoweth

Sandra Dzurny

Jennifer Kralik

Tessa Hutchinson

Justine Wills

Lisa Soderland Fitzgerald

Allison Church Bird

Lynette Kleinau

Janie McCombs

 

Kay Opilka

Paula Fortino

Rene' Gorbold

Cheryl Paarlberg

Kathy Chynoweth

Connie Overlay

Sandie Swartz

James Adams

Kathryn Frederick

Penny Stromberg


HERE ARE 10 IDEAS FOR JELLY ROLL STRIPS AND SCRAPS:

  1.  Make strip sets for 9-patch blocks
  2.  Make strip sets for 4-patch blocks
  3.  Cut strips 4 1/2" long. Use with 2 1/2" squares (Moda Candy squares work great) to create scrappy Flying Geese blocks.
  4.  Sew strips together for a scrappy back.
  5.  Make "framed" 9-patch blocks (1 Jelly Roll strip is enough to frame a 6" finished 9-patch.
  6. Make a "coins" quilt using left over Jelly Roll pieces.
  7. Make Log Cabin blocks.
  8. Make piano key borders for a scrappy quilt.
  9. Make kitchen accessories: pot holders, place mats, mug rugs, or coasters.
  10. Make scrappy binding by cutting Jelly Roll strips into fourths and then sewing together as many pieces as needed for the length desired.
  11. ___________________________ Fill in # 11 with your own amazing JELLY ROLL TIP .  Please enter your tip by commenting below:

HERE ARE YOUR FREE PATTERNS courtesy of zen chic and moda fabrics - HOO-RAY! 

Post pictures of any Jelly Roll projects you are working on (or even the ones that you finish ) on Facebook , Instagram, Twitter. Use the #projectjellyroll to share your fun with everyone who enjoys a  Moda Jelly Roll.


 

Love a Jelly Roll? If you are hungry for more Jelly Roll goodness be sure and visit ModaBakeShop.com  

Lots of jelly roll patterns there, all free for you to enjoy.


We enjoyed some yummy Jelly Roll themed snacks here at the quilt shop today.  If you got too busy to stop by ( or just live somewhere else in the world ) we thought it would be nice to share the recipes here. 

 
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Thank you Kathy for bringning us cookies!


#projectjellyroll 2017 SNAPSHOT GALLERY

 

Thanks so much for your participation in the the big JR day, and thank you for reading my blog . Until we blog again, please take some time out to Enjoy the Sew!®

-Carol


 

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#PROJECTJELLYROLL GOODY BAG GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS
 

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9/16/17 • Save the Date

Enter for a chance to win a Jelly Roll

Celebrate National Sew A Jelly Roll Day with RockingChairquilts.com 


You can enter to win one of 20 #projectjellyroll goody bags. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter online.

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Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

And a handy-dandy Jelly Roll Tip card & precut yardage chart, compliments of RockingChairQuilts.com.

And a handy-dandy Jelly Roll Tip card & precut yardage chart, compliments of RockingChairQuilts.com.

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll

Each goody bag contains 1  Moda Jelly Roll


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You can enter online  AND  enter in person in our quilt shop (one entry per visit to the shop). 10 goody bags will be awarded from the pool of online entries and 10 will be awarded from the entries we receive in our quilt shop. Only one goody bag prize can be awarded per winner . Giveaway ends on 9•16•2017. READ COMPLETE RULES HERE

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS

Our 10 online winners :

Maxine Euto
Debbie Chenoweth
Sandra Dzurny
Jennifer Kralik
Tessa Hutchinson
Justine Wills
Lisa Soderland Fitzgerald
Allison Church Bird
Lynette Kleinau
Janie McCombs

Our 10 in store winners:
Kay Opilka
Paula Fortino
Rene' Gorbold
Cheryl Paarlberg
Kathy Chynoweth
Connie Overlay
Sandie Swartz
James Adams
Kathryn Frederick
Penny Stromberg

The winners shown in the Raffle copter box made their entries online:

 

Here's a sneak peek of the free patterns from Moda and Zen Chic that will be available on Jelly Roll Day. Yay!

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Good luck to everyone in the giveaway. Thank you for reading. Until we blog again be sure and make some time to Enjoy the Sew!®

-Carol

 


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#AURIFIL THREAD SET GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate our all our wonderful customers and a new milestone number of LIKES on our Facebook fan page

this giveaway has ended congratulations to our winner, barb hodge!

The PRIZE • Aurifil Thread Set • Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals

Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals-12 BIG SPOOLS of MAKO Cotton 50Wt thread. MSRP $130.00 USD  Colors: 2390 - 2692 - 2312 - 2340 - 2370 - 2372 - 2360 - 2600 - 5021 - 5011 - 2610 - 1158

Pat Sloan's-The Perfect Box Of Neutrals-12 BIG SPOOLS of MAKO Cotton 50Wt thread. MSRP $130.00 USD  Colors: 2390 - 2692 - 2312 - 2340 - 2370 - 2372 - 2360 - 2600 - 5021 - 5011 - 2610 - 1158


You have until midnight CST on November 30th, 2016 to enter. 

Here all the ways you can enter:

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, BARB HODGE!

 

  1. Like Us on FACEBOOK 
  2. Enter at our FACEBOOK PAGE by  liking the post and tagging a friend in the comments section.
  3. Click the inside the white rafflecopter box below & enter up to 4 times there.
  4. Leave a comment on this blog post 

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, BARB HODGE!

 


To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways & sew on and sew forth  CLICK HERE

Leave a comment below, have fun and good luck to everyone! - Carol

thank you for supporting small business!


BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -A- LONG • WEEK 12 • #MODABEMYNEIGHBOR

• WELCOME BACK TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD • WEEK 12 •

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT-A-LONG

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE GOOD FOLKS AT MODA FABRICS / UNITED NOTIONS

   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

   Photos of Block #11 shared by participants last week

VISIT OUR BLOG EACH MONDAY TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE BLUEPRINT AND BUILD YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  THERE'S A PICTURE OF THE COMPLETE QUILT & SETTING PATTERN AT THE END OF THIS BLOG POST. IF YOU DIDN'T GET THE PATTERNS FOR BLOCKS ONE THROUGH ELEVEN YET, CLICK ON THE GREEN BADGE BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PATTERNS.

CLICK TO LIKE US☺

  • TO SEE PICTURES & NEWS OF:

  • QUILT-A-LONGS

  • GIVEAWAYS & PRIZES

  • TIPS & TUTORIALS

  • LOADS OF OTHER QUILTY FUN!

Are you quilting along with us?

If you're building your neighborhood we want to see your blocks too. If you'll share a photo of your block with us each week you could win a prize. Read how below:


READ ABOUT THE PRIZES:

  • Each Monday come here to our blog get your free  downloadable blueprint .
  • Stitch up your house block.
  •  Share a picture of that week's completed house block with us by the following  Sunday at 12 Noon (see below how to share a photo )
  • We'll enter your name into a random drawing for a prize.  Winner announced  on the weekly Monday blog post along with the next pattern download.
  • Every Monday we'll start fresh with a NEW  house blueprint to download and a NEW contest to enter.  You can send a photo from anywhere. if your name is chosen as a weekly winner we can ship prizes  all over the world to our international friends too! - We are a global neighborhood☺
  • When the THIRTEENTH week starts Monday NOVEMBER 28th  a new contest for a new prize will begin, then end the following Sunday at Noon, and sew on and sew forth, until the neighborhood is completed

•16 BLUEPRINTS •16 WEEKS •16 PRIZES•

We're not picking our favorite block photo, or looking for nice seams or anything like that.  This isn't a sewing contest - it's a neighborhood of quilters sharing pictures of their projects and ideas.  This is a FUN neighborhood we're building, such a happy place that the quilt police need never come down our streets, so don't stress about it -  just let the construction begin.

Stitch up your block, snap a picture and send it off to us. The weekly winner will be chosen in a random drawing from all the people who shared a photo of that week's block with us - we just want to see your blocks so the weekly prize drawing is a way to thank you for sharing photos of your Be My Neighbor quilt blocks.


PRIZE WINNER FROM WEEK 11

A RANDOM DRAWING WAS HELD AND THE WINNER FOR WEEK ELEVEN IS:

BRIGITTE CAMMI

CONGRATULATIONS BRIGITTE!   YOU HAVE WOn a  STATE FLOWERSCAPE FAT QUARTER BUNDLE by Turn of the Centuries for MODA !


HERE'S THIS WEEK'S BLOCK:

BLOCK 12 : patchwork place

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12

PATTERN DOWNLOAD BLOCK #12


A NEW WEEK HAS BEGUN AND WE HAVE A NEW PRIZE!

•THIS WEEKS GOODIES •

Hawthorne Ridge by Jan Patek for Moda Fabrics Layer Cake and yardage!

GET A PHOTO OF THIS WEEK'S  HOUSE (BLOCK 12) TO ME BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH, AT 12 NOON AND

YOU'LL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THIS PRIZE:  Hawthorne Ridge layer cake and 2 1/2 yards of coordinating fabric.


NEIGHBORHOOD PHOTO GALLERY

UPLOADS OF BLOCK 12 FROM QUILT-A-LONG PARTICIPANTS

(you can click on each block to enlarge it)


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT

YOUR  BE MY NEIGHBOR QUILT -FROM MODA:

  • The finished quilt will measure 68″ x 84 1/2″.
  • There are 16 blocks in the quilt top.  The rows are separated by horizontal sashing strips.
  • These are very scrappy blocks so exact yardage for a set number of fabrics has not been calculated. Mix your favorite Moda prints to create your colorful neighborhood!

Fabric Requirements:
16 House Blocks: Assorted Prints & Solids
Background and Sashing: 4 -1/2 yards
Borders: 1 – 1/4 yards
Binding: 2/3 yard
Backing: 4 – 3/4 yards

For a quilt using the same background for blocks, sashing and borders, you will need 5 – 3/4 yards total.  For scrappy backgrounds, sashing and borders, allow for just a little bit more fabric.

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN

CLICK ON THIS PICTURE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR SETTING PATTERN


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Thank you for reading!  - Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or any problems getting your free patterns to download from our website.  - Carol Detloff


#moda #aurifil Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV Flannel GIVEAWAY!

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Sandie S.

thanks so much to everyone for participating

BEHOLD THE MIGHTY TOWER OF FLANNEL

We've had a wonderful summer here at Rocking Chair Quilts.  I always enjoy the change of seasons we have here in Illinois. To celebrate the arrival of Fall, we are hosting this giveaway for your pleasure.

Soon we'll be enjoying fall colors and cooler temperatures, so what could be better than loading up our prize bundle with cozy Moda flannel?

Leave a comment on this blog post to enter for a chance to win this prize (ends Sept 2nd, 2016 11:59 p.m. CST).


We are giving away this fabulous fat quarter bundle of  the brand new Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV - The Farmer's Son flannels to one lucky winner!

                                                               

                                                               

 The Farmer's Son Fat Quarter bundle.  How fat is it?

32 soft and cozy 100% cotton flannel fat quarters. Yes ma'am  that's a hefty bundle indeed.

..........and it wouldn't be a Rocking Chair Quilts giveaway without an appropriate trio of  matching Aurifil threads. (3 BIG Spools of  AURIFIL 50 Wt. MAKO cotton thread) 

Designer Lisa Bongean has filled her latest collection of flannels with some great colors: Bandana Blue, Milk House Cream, Barn Board and Tractor Oil Grey.  So we've selected Aurifil's  bidg spools in 3 complimentary shades to complete your prize bundle.

1158 Medium Grey   2310 Lt. Beige     2784 Dark Navy

1158 Medium Grey   2310 Lt. Beige     2784 Dark Navy

This Prize Bundle includes a 32 count Fat Quarter bundle of Primitive Gatherings Wool & Needle IV Flannels, and to make it even SWEETER- 3 spools of Aurifll Thread to match.( TOTAL MSR Value $171.49) Woot!  All entries must be received by Friday, September 2nd at 11.59  p.m. CST   We will announce the winner Saturday, September 3rd by  about 3:00 pm CST. Good luck to everyone .

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED

Congratulations to our Winner Sandie S.

thanks so much to everyone for participating

To read All the usual rules that apply to our regular giveaways and  yada yada CLICK HERE

Thank you so much for reading  this and being a part of our giveaway- Enjoy the Sew!®- Carol