Cozy Up to the New Year with Cozy Quilt Designs – Giveaway

I love the idea of cuddling up with a new quilt to start the New Year off.  And even better if it is made with a cute pattern from Cozy Quilt Designs.  While you may be lucky enough to have a new quilt to cuddle up in to welcome in 2011, I’m happy that Daniela from Cozy Quilts is sponsoring this giveaway, to help eleven (11) lucky winners create new quilts – all with new designs from Cozy Quilt Designs.  But before I share the details on this generous giveaway, I want to share a bit about Cozy Quilt Shop and Cozy Quilt Designs.

Cozy Quilt Shop is one of Southern California’s premier quilt shops, located in El Cajon, California.  It is definitely a quilt shop that I hope all quilters have a chance to visit some day (hopefully sooner than later). Their staff is one of the friendliest and knowledgeable that I’ve seen.  The shop is full of beautiful fabrics, with new fabrics coming in all the time.  They have an excellent source of books, patterns and notions.  And wonderful classes, as well as many other reasons to visit. 

The first Saturday of each month Cozy Quilt Shop hosts “Fat Quarters Anonymous” (FQA).  Tomorrow, January lst, after FQA Sharyn Craig will be revealing a new block of the month program, where kits will be available in four different color waves all at extremely reasonable prices. The 2nd Saturday of each month Cozy hosts “Strip Club”.  There is always sharing and great fun at FQA and Strip Club meetings.

Cozy Quilt Designs is the design house which creates beautiful quilt patterns and quilt books, all with great visuals and clearly written instructions.  I continually hear people amazed that their patterns typically include insights to make quilts in not just one or two sizes, but  a large variety of sizes (e.g. Baby/Crib,  table runner, throw, twin, queen, king), as appropropriate for the design.  Thus making their patterns offer more ways to use them and they are very reasonable priced too.  

Today is the last day of 2010, which means today is also the last day that you can order items from the Patchwork Party.  Cozy Quilt Shop will no longer be selling kits to the beautiful Waring Square.

patchwork party

They also have the Market Square finishing  kit currently available to make this spectacular quilt top with beautiful settings.

market square finishing kit

Cozy Quilt Designs has been busy in 2010, creating wonderful products for us quilters.  In 2010 they published two great new books (Fat Quarters Anonymous and Layer Em Up 3), Sharyn Craig’s terrific new ruler (Cutting Corners Ruler) and 25 new patterns!  Check out their Spring releases by clicking here and their Fall releases by clicking here

Ok.  Time to reveal the prizes for this amazing giveaway.  Eleven (11) lucky people will be randomly selected to win these prizes:

Prize #1 Lucky Charms Quilt Pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

Cozy Quilt Designs Lucky Charms quilt pattern

Prize #2 Spangled Quilt Pattern, designed by Georgette Dell’Orco

Prize #3 With a Twist Quilt Pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

Prize #4 Bab’s Quilt Pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

Prize #5, Harvest Quilt pattern, designed by Georgette Dell’Orco

Prize #6 Diamond Double quilt pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

Prize #7 Spin City quilt pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

Prize #8:  Radiant quilt pattern, designed by Daniela Stout´╗┐

prize #9:  Fall, Leaves, Fall quilt pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

prize #10:  Cracker Jacks quilt pattern, designed by Daniela Stout

prize #11 – Grand Prize Bundle includes the following:

Cutting Corners Ruler, designed by Sharyn Craig.  This amazing ruler comes with a 16 page booklet with a bonus setting pattern, and will help you set blocks to create spectacular quilts.

This cool ruler has markings to cut 1/2″ to 5″ corner cuts, providing you many options for setting your blocks without having to worry about seam allowance.  It enables you to simplify complicated quilts for amazing results.
Market Square“, A cutting corners pattern by Sharyn Craig.  This is the first pattern in the “Joy of Sets” series. 

Anvil Magic“, a Cutting Corners Pattern, by Sharyn Craig.

Partial to Pinwheels“, a Cutting Corners Pattern, by Sharyn Craig.

How to enter this giveaway:
Simply leave a comment on this post to enter.  It only takes one entry to win.  And feel free to include in this comment if you have a prize # that you are more partial to.   But be sure you can be contacted if your name is drawn. If you are not certain if your settings are as a no reply blogger, please check.  Tips are also included on the page labeled “giveaways”.

Additional ways you can enter.  Feel free to enter, by leaving an extra comment for any or all of these:
1) Visit Cozy Quilt.com online and check out all their products. Come back here and leave a comment as to your favorite.
2) Become a friend of “Daniela Stout at Cozy” on Facebook and leave her a comment to tell her your favorite Cozy Quilt Designs pattern.
3) Sign up for Cozy’s newsletter (upper right corner of their site).
4) Blog about this giveaway and come back here with a link to your post (not a link to your blog) to let me know.  PR help is always appreciated, but only blog articles are eligible for an extra entry under this rule.  All other PR help brings you good kharma!
5) Follow SewCalGal

Deadline:  Saturday, January 8th 2011 noon PST.  Winners will be announced on this blog that evening.

Daniela and her team also wish you a  happy, healthy and prosperous new year!

Cozy Quilt Designs
2940 Jamacha Road, Suite H
El Cajon, CA  92019
619-670-1516
http://www.cozyquilt.com/

note:  This giveaway is now closed.  I will be posting the winners, in a new post on January 8th.

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CutRite Bind Up Ruler by Quilter’s Paradise

The CutRiteTM Bind Up Ruler, by Quilter’s Paradise is an excellent tool to help finish your binding.  It enables an accurate way to match up the ends of your binding, in an easy and fast manner.  While I’ve been manually matching my binding for years, and thought I was doing a great job, I was really amazed how much easier it was using this tool.  As such, I wanted to share insights with you about this great ruler. 

No measuring is required.  You simply use the ruler to mark the left side of your binding and the right side of the binding, cut, stitch, finished and wa la you’ll have perfectly bound binding – every time!

There is even an excellent  video tutorial online and the ruler comes with instructions that are well written and contain great visuals that walk you thru every step.  Basically you lay this ruler on the left side of your binding, line it up onthe etched cross marks, mark your fabric and cut.  Then you rotate the ruler and do the same on the right side of the binding.  After these two key steps you are ready to sew your binding together, where you’ll get perfectly matched binding every time!  I love it!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
This ruler can be purchased online from Quilter’s Paradise.  For wholesale information, please contact your Brewer sales representative or visit Brewer’s web site.

It is amazing how simple this ruler is and what a helpful tool it is for quilters of all levels.  It would also make a nice gift for a quilting friend!

Quilter’s Paradise
1451 Montiel Road
Suite 140
Escondido, California 92026
(760) 738-9677
(760) 738-9877 (fax)