Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Midweek Makers 272

Welcome to Midweek Makers! 

My share is from the book giveaways last week. First, the winners: Congratulations to Caroline, who won the Sewing Unicorns, Dragons, and Mermaids; Susan, the winner of the Everyday Embroidery for Modern Stitchers book bundle; and Kathy, winner of the Sew a Classic Americana plus papers. Enjoy learning, creating, and stitching!

I'd also like to share the results of the questions I asked in the giveaway, which will help me in directing future quilt designs. I sincerely thank everyone for taking the time to answer!

Surprisingly, making quilts with multiple blocks was more popular by 2-1, than using one or two blocks. And making quilts with 6 or more applique blocks was favored 3-1.

The most common quilt size made was for the bed, then runners and wall hangings, followed by lap quilts and baby quilts. Charts were preferred over written instructions, though close at 26-17 or about 3-2.

For fun, about half add extra stitching detail to their quilts; the number of red, white, and blue quilts made ranged from 0-5, with an average of 3; and the price paid for a quilt pattern was anywhere from $7 to $80, with the average around $10-$30. I'd be really curious to know what pattern cost $80!

And that's all of my sharing - let's see some pops of color on neutral backgrounds.

From Time 4 Stitchin, this Tic Tac Go quilt,

a long awaited finish from Rebecca Grace Quilting,

almost finished applique elephants on a scrappy background from With Strings Attached

an Island Batik scrap challenge finish by Sew Preeti Quilts,

and finally, this block from Songbird Designs.

Phew! That's a lot to take in today - let's get to the party!

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  1. Congrats to all the winners. Thanks, Susan, for sharing the question results. I'd like to see the $80 pattern as well, but I really don't want to purchase it -- maybe win it. LOL. Glad the info helps on what designs you will start coming up with next. Have a great week!

  2. I enjoyed seeing last week's highlights. Interesting to read the results of your survey! We have $80ish patterns at the quilt shop I work at. They're BOMs, so a person pays maybe $12/month for 6 months. Those would be the complex (fusible) applique BOMs. I guess it doesn't hurt as much if you're spreading it out over time!

  3. I have paid at least $80 for patterns for the reproduction quilts I love to make. I have gotten countless BOM patterns for free as they are released each month but then they go in the online store. I often wait for sales.

  4. very interesting statistics and oooo elephants!

  5. Congratulations to the winners and just look at all the pretty photos of inspiring projects. Interesting stats from your questions. $80.00 for the BOM patterns isn’t too bad but I never seem to buy them


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