Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Giveaway #1

First winner is Sarah (#34), and second is majorasue (#61).
Congratulations, and thanks everyone for entering! :)

Welcome to Sew, Mama, Sew’s December Giveaway Day! (Week?)

The first giveaway will have two winners, each of whom will win a set of four handmade cloth napkins in their choice of (mostly) upcycled fabric.

Choices? Ready, set, go:

If you need a closer-up photo should you be a winner, just let me know. :)

SMS Giveaway Day rules apply: comment on this post up through December 16th (well, I’ll choose the random winners when I wake up on December 17th, so you may be able to sneak some comments in before then). Tell me something interesting, post a recipe (or link to one), tell me your favorite homemade gift idea… if you want. :) I'm happy to ship internationally.

For a second entry, jump on over to my website: www.quiltededge.com

Leave me a separate comment, here, and let me know what you think…

And pretty pretty please, enjoy the rest of your Giveaway Day! :)




  1. I love cloth napkins! Here is my recipe, I hope you like it.

    Thank you for a great giveaway!

  2. my favourite recipe is roasted potatoes... easy peasy, just potatoes, thickly sliced onions, olive oil, salt, oregano and thyme. gooberific @ yahoo.com

  3. How about a lemon icebox cake
    lemon cake mix
    2 can eagle brand
    1 cup lemon juice
    container cool whip

    make cake and use dental floss to split each layer. Mix eagle brand and lemon juice and put betweern layers. Ice with cool whip

  4. I make this bread every week http://allrecipes.com/recipe/amish-white-bread/detail.aspx

  5. About your second site: If there is a thumbnail gallery at the homepage, it may be easier to view/find

  6. My favorite Chocolate cookies - http://sewchaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/triple-chocolate-cookies.html

  7. My favourite gift to give for the longest timewas cloth napkins! And now it's socks...knitted socks take way longer though!

    nancebagance at yahoo dot ca

  8. My favorite recipe is bacon laced chocolate cake. Just make your chocolate cake as you normally would. Add a few drops of liquid smoke and a Tbs or so of bacon grease to the frosting ( use up to 3 Tbs, just because I like my flavor on the stronger side) Then sprinkle finely chopped crispy bacon between the cake layers, or on top of cupcakes. This all sounds weird to most, but it is SO awesome in it's yumminess! :)

  9. I like to make peg dolls and fairy dolls. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  10. I love to make hats & scarves for holiday gifts. You can never have enough and need options for coats, etc. So I make a lot of those. Just found a new receipe from www.godairyfree.com for orange chocolate chunk cupcakes that are AMAZING! highly recommended! make some dark chocolate ganache for topping.....heaven!

  11. I love to make Birdseed Wreaths via Martha Stewart. I use mini bundt pans because it makes more and is easier to ship!


  12. My current favorite homemade gift idea is felt food for little kids.

  13. love giving crocheted dish cloths.

  14. This year, several of my fitness-y friends are getting nonslip headbands (they are lined with velvet ribbon) and sweat towels!

  15. My favorite homemade gift idea is the mug rug. I figure the person receiving my mug rug thinks of me every day when they are drinking their tea or coffee. Same idea with your napkins.

  16. Hmmm, here's a good recipe from my recipe blog: http://baskersfunfoods.blogspot.com/2011/06/whatcha-ma-crunch.html
    Beware, this stuff is addicting! :)

  17. Fun! I love upcycled fabric :) This Christmas I'm making a ton of coffee cup sleeves for stocking stuffers. They take almost no time to make, and everybody needs one, right!? :)

  18. Upcycled fabric is good can always use fabric napkins. I have done no sewing this christmas need to get back into it.

  19. Love these, i am allabout being green!!!

  20. I love using cloth napkins. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. We love using cloth napkins! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mindfulhome at gmail dot com

  22. This year we made caramels oh yum!
    1 lb butter, 2 lb br sugar, 16 oz karo, 2 can sweeten condensed milk.... heat/boil over med until 245 degrees on candy thermo. take off heat add 1 tbls vanilla.. pour into well buttered cookie sheet 'with a lip' setup in fridge. Cut into small pieces and wrap in wax paper. We sprinkled ours with seasalt while warm.. so yummy great gifts.

  23. My favorite handmade gift would be something for the kitchen, napkins, hand towels, placemats, table runners or a set of handmade pot holders!

  24. I love handmade gifts . . . I try to match them up with the person getting them. I've done stuffed toys, clothes, table runners, ornaments . . . . it's my favorite kind of gift because you can really personalize it.

  25. This is the best potluck brownie recipe I've used in a while: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/desserts/famous-mint-brownies/

    Thanks for the generous giveaway! Love your upcycled fabrics, especially the brown print next to the right on the top row.

    akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. It may not be my favorite gift to give but it has been my standby for a few years Crocheted dish cloths with matching potholders and dish towels. Thanks for the chance to win you can never have to many napkins!

  27. I love handmade gifts.

    My go-to bread recipe is:
    2 cups warm water, 2 tsp active yeast (1 pkt), 2 tsp sugar or honey
    Mix and leave to go frothy (5 mins). Add 2 Tbsp oil
    Add to 5 cups flour, 1 tsp salt
    Knead until smooth. Allow to double (1 hour) then shape into 2 loaves/tins. Allow to rise while the oven heats to 400*F.
    Bake 20 mins or until sounds hollow when you tap the bottom. Yum!

  28. I enjoyed your other site and will keep it in mind. The only thing I will say was that I thought I had gotten on one of those funny sites that come up sometimes on a web search. Maybe you could put some more pics on the home page and a little more info so a person finding you by way of a search will know it is a actual site on a quick glance. Loved your work by the way.

  29. We just went to a Christmas party where they had hand made napkins and I thought I should make some. I love to make reversible bags for groceries or books. That is what I am giving for Christmas presents this year.

  30. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    My favorite recipe is roasted butternut squash - I just cut the butternut in quarters and roast it (with the skin on). A little salt, some butter and it's delicious!


    deborah (at) savvygirls (dot) ca

  31. My husband and I started making homemade soap every year in Oct/nov to have to give as gifts to those around us. It's easy. and fabulous. and people are blown away at the thought of handmade soap. Here's the tutorial that launched us: http://www.orthogonalthought.com/blog/index.php/2008/05/homemade-natural-soap-basic-recipe/

  32. Something interesting? Deep sea thermal vent tube worms survive without photosynthesis, mouths or stomachs. They survive on chemosynthesis. Sulfur to energy. My university science teacher offered an A to anyone who knew an organism that didn't use light or eat other things to live. I knew the answer and he had to quickly say just kidding. Little did he know the gems you find on late night television :)

  33. My birthday is Saturday, so this would be such a great birthday present!

  34. I looked at your website, and it's nice, but I would add more to the home page. You should put a brief paragraph explaining who you are and what you do, and maybe a couple of pictures right on that first page.

  35. Last year I made cloth napkins for a dear friend for Christmas. I used linen and machine embroidered a different bird on each one.

  36. I'd add some photos of quilts you've made to the homepage so that people can see right away what you do.

  37. This is a recipe that I have been craving recently. It is so easy.

    Corn Casserole

    1 can whole kernel corn with juice
    1 can cream style corn
    1 cup macaroni uncooked
    8 oz Velveeta cheese
    ½ stick of margarine

    Mix all ingredients. Bake for 45 minutes covered in the oven at 350 degrees, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

    Or you can put all ingredients in a crockpot on high for about an hour then turn to low for 3 to 3 ½ hours.

    Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

  38. I love making shopping bags to tuck in with gifts. :)

  39. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. My favorite cookie to make over the holidays is the Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookie- I found it last year. (http://www.marthastewart.com/336516/mexican-hot-chocolate-cookies)

  40. This is one of our favorite "once in awhile recipes"...bacon, chicken and dumpling soup. So good, so bad for you. :D


  41. Just a suggestion on your website, I would put a picture of a quilt or two on the front page, maybe that gorgeous one you have listed above...show people "the goods" as soon as they get there. :)

  42. Cheese sticks. My favorite homemake cookies.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Very easy food craft with kids - large pretzel rods, melt chocolate chips in microwave, dip pretzel half way and then roll in confetti candies, crushed candy canes, or candy dots. Wrap in plastic wrap, use curling ribbon to tie ends - place in holiday jar. Or box some for a neighbor gift.

  44. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite homemade gift this year is a scarf. I've been making several and customizing the fabrics and trims for the recipients :)

  45. Today I was going to make a pillow as a gift for my aunt. It started with an Americana theme, American flag with buttons for stars. The buttons were from my (late) grandmother's clothing. The pillow turned into a lap quilt before day was done and I will be giving it to my uncle (Vietnam vet now suffering Alzheimer) instead. That's kinda how my creativity flows.

  46. OK, visited your site. Do you offer machine (long arm) quilting? also, what is the name of the pattern of the quilt you are standing on this page. looks sort of moraccan. Thank you.

  47. I love cloth napkins!
    I know you might think it crazy, but these pumpkin pancakes are the absolute best pancakes ever (just call them brown pancakes before people try them though as many won't even taste if they hear they are pumpkin).

  48. Here's my favorite recipe this season: hot chocolate made by just microwaving milk and a handful of chocolate chips. Stir it after it gets hot, and enjoy!

    Thanks and Merry Christmas!

    winterwrens at gmail dot com

  49. I'd pick that blue/aqua stripe. My fave recipe for the holidays is a bag of Old Dutch popcorn twists. Follow the recipe on the back for crunchy, melt-in-your mouth caramel twists.

  50. I love your 'Kylar Bear' quilt.

  51. I have to say, I am SOOOOOO GLAD they made Giveaway Day run for a week! It's taken me four days to find you! :) Have an awesome weekend!

  52. My favorite holiday recipe is the fudge recipe that my mother-in-law taught me.
    4 cups of sugar
    1 can of evaporated milk
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 sticks of butter (a cup?)
    1 7ozmarshmallow creme
    1 bag of chocolate chips (or any flavor of chips you want)

    Put butter in the pan, on medium heat stir until melted add the sugar and milk.
    Stir until soft ball stage 236 F
    take off heat add marshmallow creme chips and vanilla
    mix well add to 13x9 ungreased pan let set


  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I heard the bells on Christmas Day,
    Their old familiar carols play;
    And wild and sweet, the words repeat,
    of peace on earth, goodwill to men.

  54. Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St, Nicolas would soon be there.
    The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
    And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
    Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

    With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
    On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
    So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
    With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
    As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
    Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
    A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

    His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
    And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
    He had a broad face and a little round belly,
    That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
    And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

    He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
    And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
    And laying his finger aside of his nose,
    And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

    He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"

  55. I am a new follower to your blog. Wishing you great fulfillment and joy from it. Merry Christmas

  56. Cloth napkins ROCK! Rather than link to a recipe, I'll link to my recipe blog with some family favorites on it.

  57. This White Christmas Cake is a family favorite (requested for birthdays all through the year):

  58. I live with a family who clamors constantly for more Battenburg cake:

  59. I've been meaning to make a coordinating lunch sack and cloth napkins for my daughter's school lunches; you just might save me half the work! Thank you for your generous double giveaway.

  60. Love cloth napkins! I do a lot of hand knit socks for presents.

  61. I don't cook alot of new stuff but I love to bake and my favorite icing recipe is the Wilton recipe!!

    1/2 bar of vegetable shortening
    4 cups sifted powdered sugar
    1 bar softened butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    beat shortening and butter until whipped, add vanilla, slowly add sugar until its all in there and then add up to 2 teaspoons of water to get the consistency you want!! I get tons of compliments on it!!

  62. I like to give fleece lab robes for Christmas. I always use cloth napkins so would love some new ones.