Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 Sewing Superbowl Contest

Are your ready for our fifth annual Sewing Super Bowl game to be held on Sunday, February 7th between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos? The winning prize will be your choice of a $25 Joann or Hobby Lobby gift card!

The winner of the game is the one who picks the winning team AND the closest winning score WITHOUT going over. In case of a tie, I will put the names in a hat and have Mom pull out the winner.

If you want to play, PM me your winning team and the score, such as  "DB 32-0", your board name (if applicable) and real name and I will keep them on a tally until the game is over and then post the winner! Please do NOT post your selection on the boards. The only way to can play is to email me at

I will confirm back to you via return email that your prediction has been received.

You only get one vote and CANNOT make a change once you email me your vote, so you will probably want to wait until closer to the date to make your prediction. I will post the official game post on Sunday and tally your selections.

**All predictions must be sent to me no later than Sunday, February 7th at 12:00 PM (noon) ET**
This will give me time to compile the list and I will be posting the scores as the game progresses.

Any questions? Just ask! Now, do your research and good luck!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Poll for 20th Hexie Swap

Can you believe we are selecting the themes for our 20th hexie swap?

Email me your top THREE choices to The poll will stay up until January 31, 2016; the official sign ups begin immediately and ends on February 14, 2016. In order to give you PLENTY of time, the swap is due in my hand no later than March 26, 2016.

To celebrate our 20th swap, we will have lots of contests and prizes for those who complete the swap. More details in the official swap posting to come! J

Guidelines would be the same as the previous swaps, but always feel free to contact me if you have any questions on fabrics. You can check out the blog at for past swap guidelines. We are looking for small prints to make the most of our hexie quilts.

The terrific gals at Paperpieces have been kind enough to extend their 20% discount for all merchandise purchased (shipping not included in the discount). Visit their website at

Vote for: (running total of votes will be listed to the right of the theme on the hexie blog):

*Stashbusters prints (like in the 19 past swaps)

*Lt. Neutrals

*Dark Neutrals

*TRUE 1930's repros-no children’s novelties

*TRUE 1930’s repros-only children’s novelties

*TRUE Civil War repros

*Batiks (must prewash your fabrics for this theme, please)

*TOT (tone on tone)

*TRUE black and white prints

*Spring colors (pastel colors)

*Summer colors (bright colors of summer flowers)

*Fall colors (deep reds, maroon, dark oranges, golds, browns, etc.)

*Winter colors (white and blues)

*TRUE red, white and blue prints

*BRIGHT prints

*Small floral prints

*Children's novelty prints

*Novelty prints-not children’s


*Neutrals (black, cream or white)

*TRUE red and white prints

*TRUE blue and white prints

*Shades of blue

*Shades of pink

*Shades of green

*Shades of purple

*Small print polka dots

*Christmas prints