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Quilters Dream Batting Giveaway - Goes global

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I felt bad leaving out my international readers. So, I am adding one more prize to the giveaway - Dream Orient 36 x 46 Fat Half Yard. This would be perfect for a baby or wall quilt.

For the draw, I will pick winners from 1 international entry and 3 U.S. entries. So, now this giveaway is open to everyone. The original post has been updated, click here to enter.

Happy Quilting all!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Guess what I would be cutting into soon...

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If you're for the link to Quilters Dream Batting giveaway , click here to see the details. Otherwise proceed below :-)
I cut some FQs this afternoon from my Everyday Party Bolts. Yikes, yes its bolts. Isn't it fun to see these fabrics on bolts?

I am so glad that I added the two more prints from my original plan, the first one from left the "Everyday Party Ant March" and the 4th one from left "Everyday Party Mushroom" prints.

Here is what I will be cutting into tomorrow to make a baby quilt. I know I have other big WIPs which I need to finish. But they have one or more complexities associated with. Since I haven't been sewing on regular basis, for good 3 - 4 months now I just need some instant gratification.
A quick baby quilt Remember my Tumbling blocks quilt from the LQF, I am making a baby version of the same. It was a fun quilt to put together.
Fabrics
Here is my favorite print from the collection, which I will be using for the backing:
This would e…

Quilters Dream Batting giveaway!

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There is still time to enter the Quilter's Dream Batting giveaway. Check this original post for more details, click here.

Or you just enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!
Hema

Memorial Day weekend sale

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The new fabrics from Birch Organic just came couple of days back and listing is now available in the shop. If you're looking for Quilters Dream Batting giveaway, click here.

Also 2 precut FQ bundle available which has the all 12 fabrics from the line:

Use coupon code: FREESHIP to get free shipping for any orders over $25.00 within U.S.

You all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend honoring our veterans!

Happy Quilting and Shopping!
Hema

Blogger Quilt Festival - Color Splash Quilt

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This quilt I made as a shop sample for Bits N Pieces, if you're local you can stop by and see the quilt hanging in the shop sewing center :-). I have blogged about this quilt here and here.
Here are some pictures. My favorite part of the quilt was trying to mimic Angela Walters, I absolutely love how she quilts the negative space. This was a big milestone for me since this was the first time for me to user the ruler for straight line quilting on the long arm machine.

Here are some pictures to enjoy:





QUILT STATS:
Finished Size: 54" x 63"
Pattern: Shattered from Quilting Modern book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen
Fabric: Textured solids by Andover Fabrics and Simple Style by V&Co. for Moda
Backing: Aqua flowers - Simply Style by V&Co. for Moda
Binding: Aqua flowers - Simply Style by V&Co. for Moda
Pieced and Quilted: By me, on HQ Avante long arm machine and little bit (1block) on my home machine.
Materials & longarm time Sponsored by: Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop

Quilters Dream Batting Giveaway

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I am really excited to host the Quilters Dream Batting giveaway. I have 4 prizes from Quilters Dream Batting for the giveaway.

Quilters Dream Poly - throw size Quilters Dream Wool - craft size Quilters Dream Puff - craft size Quilters Dream Orient - 36 x 46 Fat Half Yard
Three of my luck readers get to win these prizes. Details are below on the Rafflecopter widget below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you need some sample email  E~Mail Quilters Dream.
They will be happy to send you some samples.

The first winner will get to choose which batting they would like and then the second winner gets to choose from the remaining.

UPDATED: The giveaway is open to all, I will pick one winner from international entry and 3 winners from U.S. entries. Spread the word and get more entries for yourself.
Good luck with the giveaway!
Happy Quilting!
Hema
(a.k.a. Malini)

Anything goes Monday - BMQG Swap

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This Saturday we had the BMQG wonderful sewing room swap organized by Jen. I wish I had reached there in time, but still had lot of fun catching-up with other BMQG member while working on "Quilts for Boston".

Here is what I received as a gift from the swap, Stephanie B. made my gift. It was just perfect and what I needed for my sewing room:
Pincushion, thread catcher set It was just wonderful to receive an handmade gift. Stephanie did a great job choosing the fabrics I liked :-). Totally thrilled!

My draw was Julie and she gave me two good choices to choose from, sewing machine cover or knitting organizer. I choose knitting organizer and she gave me tutorial link to work from:
http://www.designsponge.com/2011/03/diy-project-knitting-needle-case.html

I did some math and modified to make the quilted version of the knitting organizer.

She likes personalization like me :-), so here it goes:


Sorry for the dull cell phone pictures, I was in a hurry.

Now linking up to Anything Goe…

Mothers Day Chuckle and Shopping Spree

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Here is what my daughter made me at school for mothers day:


The snack which she liked is the store bought one which I bake it the oven ;).

Shopping Spree  Bits N Pieces is open till 5pm, you still have time to shop. To checkout their Mother's day sale, click here.

By the way, we also rescued a turtle crossing the road. While I stopped the car and blocked the road. And was thinking of getting down to pick up the turtle, wasn't sure if it will snap me or not. A nice lady from the car behind me did the heroic act and helped the turtle cross the road. Went spent Mother's day isn't it :-)?

How are you spending your Mothers Day?

Happy Mothers day again!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Happy Mothers Day

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Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there. To celebrate all orders in the shop over $50 is 20% off, Use coupon code: 20OFF.
The coupon code expires 5/18/2014 at midnight. So, I will just let you use this coupon for the batting too. The listing for batting will be available tomorrow afternoon around 4pm.

Happy Mothers day!
Hema
(a.k.a. Malini)



My First Business order - Quilters Dream Batting

My first business order will be here sometime Monday afternoon.
Here is the list of products and prices if you are interested in ordering. I will be updating my Etsy shop Monday with the listing, (click on the Shop menu from the blog) after I receive the order.

Shipping for batting will be same as the actual cost. Introductory prices will be 20% off of original price, to celebrate Mothers day. The prices will go back up to regular on 5/18/2014 midnight. My shipping estimates are $8 - $10 for Twin Size batting and from there to Queen size batting $15.00 each. I know this seems pretty high and I am exploring options for more cost effective shipping. Will keep you all posted.

Twin Size( 93" x 72") batting, the prices listed below are original price without shipping charges:
Dream Cotton White - Request Loft  - $20.00Dream Cotton Natural - Select Loft   - $20.50Dream Poly - Select Loft                      - $15.20Dream Midnight Poly - Select Loft      - $19.00Dream Green - Selec…

Malini's Quilt Compamy is official - BIG NEWS!

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I am really excited to share the news that Malini's Quilt Co. is an official business in Massachusetts :-). Yippie! Skippie!
I am not sure what this means or where its going to take me. But just wanted to explain what my main goals are. My main goal of the company to is to sell modern quilt patterns at both Etsy and Craftsy through their instant PDF download. Since, I already had a Etsy shop, it will be easier to get started there. Craftsy, I would have to figure out how I can upload my patterns once I have my shop setup. I hope that is pretty soon.

What can you expect from my shop:
1. Modern quilt patterns
2. Organic Quilting fabrics
3. Kids quilting fabrics
4. Solid quilting fabrics

I will be slowing down on accepting custom orders for baby/toddler blankets and quilts. I might still sell some of the quilts which I make to test out my patterns. So, keep an eye on it.

Here are the list of manufacturers I am going to start working with:
1. birch organic fabrics
2. Quilters Dream ba…

Aurifil Threads Nuetral stash - Massdrop

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Hi found this deal through Missouri Mel's blog and looks like its still on:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/aurifil-50wt-bundle
 The price per spool comes down to $7.67 + there is a thread cutter too. You can join in if you would like.
I am not sure how exactly it works but this is the link which I got when I clicked the option to forward it to friends:
https://www.massdrop.com/r/KF67L2

Will keep you posted if I got it :-)

Happy Thread stash building!
Hema
P.S. I will be back on Monday with some exciting news. Stay tuned!