GIVEAWAY: “Patch Abilities, Dancin’ in the Rain”

And our winner is  … Sandra Winkles (see winners’ post here).

For a chance to win a free mini quilt pattern from Patch Abilities, tell me your favorite stitching pastime in the comments below. I’ll toss your name into a hat and draw a lucky winner sometime mid-April.


Find out more about Patch Abilities mini quilts in the April/May issue of MaryJanesFarm.

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    These little mini quilts look like fun to make. I think my favorite stitching pastime is embroidery. I also like to quilt panels that already have a little scene in place. It is fun to watch the scene pop as it gets quilted into a pillow or little wall hanging. I have some apple themed panels currently patiently waiting for work.

  2. Cathy R says:

    HOW CUTE! my favorite is cross stitch but would love to start making fun quilting projects. Thanks for the giveaway! Blessings to all!

  3. Joan H. says:

    I’ve done all kinds of needlework throughout my life: embroidery, crewel, needlepoint, cross stitch. But in recent years I’ve mostly sewn small to medium projects from clothing to bed quilts. My favorites are the small quilting projects, so this would be an excellent pattern for me to try. Thanks!

  4. Mary Pitman says:

    I like to crochet or do applique on quilt patterns. I love doing things with my hands, sewing or crocheting or quilting.
    Idle hands, devil’s workshop……….

  5. Linda says:

    I enjoy relaxing and hand quilting my quilts for family and friends. My first quilt was for my nephew, a Jacobs Ladder.

  6. Leisa Joan says:

    I like to knit & crochet. I’ve also been sewing since i was 12 or so.

  7. Linda says:

    My favorite stitching pastime is definitely quilting. I love seeing a quilt take shape, piece by piece. My favorite quilts are scrappy and pieced. Thanks so much for this give-away!

  8. Heather Majernik says:

    I love hand embroidery and cross stitch.

  9. Shannon says:

    My favorite stitching pastime is probably plastic canvas, though I love embroidery and cross stitch as well! If we are not talking hand-stitching, I absolutely LOVE sewing clothing!!!

  10. Sandi King says:

    I love to make pretty embroidery on pillowcases and give to my friends. I used to crochet doilies and throws. My sister-in-law asked me to make a pretty throw cover out of the granny square pattern which turned out very well.

  11. Penny Dietrich says:

    My favorite quilting project was a coat that I made for a 24″ Santa Claus project.

  12. deb church says:

    currently i do not do much hand stitching. i dream of getting back to it and small quilting is one thing i think of.

  13. Connie Hawkins says:

    I love making the crib quilt for our new grandbabies. I’m busy sewing a grey and yellow one now for Owen Patrick who is arriving this May.

  14. Helen Goodwin says:

    I have made some of your patterns and they are so easy to understand. I enjoy making small projects the most.

  15. My love for quilting has taken off since 1979…I belong to 3 quilting quilds that meet once a month….We do community projects for local hospitals. ..Giving is my passion. all your patterns…I spend most of my time home since my hubby had 5 tia’s. (CALLED MINI-STROKES)…rRead your wonderful. Inspiring article,,,,,,keep the patterns coming, all are wonderfu…l

  16. Libby Orenbaun says:

    I have made 3 queen sized quilts, several lap quilts that I gave away, and now I sew with a group of ladies from a local church. We sew tote bags, dresses and shorts for Nicaragua missions, adult bibs, capes and lap robes for the nursing homes, baby blankets and bibs for a local pregnancy agency for unwed mothers, pillows for the hospital and other items.

  17. LINDA M LUNDGREN says:

    Haven’t done any real “stitching” per se, but do know how to use a needle and thread. Mom taught us girls pretty young how to fix our clothing quickly BESIDES using a safety pin! Know most of the mending tricks, have TRIED some needlepoint but didn’t get too far. Thought it might be fun trying “something new” in my retirement. Thanks.

  18. Janis Gooding says:

    I love the Patch Abilities kits. I have finished a couple of the kits; Butterfly house, XMas Stocking, Thanksgiving turkey, etc. I love to quilt and do some cross stitch projects. I am currently sewing up some aprons for my sisters and I to wear when we are quilting. Thanks!

  19. Christi says:

    I am fairly new t quilting. When my grandma Loretta died years ago she left a partially finished quilt which she had been working on right up to the end. Her tenacity enthralled me! I picked it up and continued the cross-stitch embroidery she had begun. I knew how to cross-stitch, I learned as a child. I hit a wall however, I didn’t have a clue how to piece or quilt this lovely thing. Afraid or spoiling such a treasure, I set out to learn the proper way to finish it. Once I began learning I just couldn’t stop. A huge work opened up

  20. Heather says:

    I recently experimented with punch needle embroidery and throughly enjoyed it…I would love to expand my horizons to mini quilting next!

  21. Rhonda says:

    I favorite stitching pastime is hand quilting!!

  22. Cherie Heath says:

    My current favorite past time is cross-stitching. Love the relaxation of it and seeing the finished project come to life.

  23. Tracey Fisher says:

    I enjoy sewing clothing and quilting table runners. It is my stress reliever.

  24. Kristi Curran says:

    I love to quilt, cross-stitch, crochet and sew aprons! I always have many projects going at one time!

  25. Wanda Bennett says:

    I am a tatter and a quilter. I love piecing quilts and seeing them come together. These patch abilities are adorable and would be fun to make.

  26. sandra winkles says:

    I have done everything in stitching over the years but now do quilting. Love to applique using cotton and wool. Love your designs that they are happy and doable in a short period of time.

  27. sandra winkles says:

    I am a quilter. Love your designs they are happy and doable in a short period of time.

  28. Alise says:

    My favorite stitching pastimes are embroidery and crewel. I just love slowly “painting” a picture with thread like you can with these wonderful art forms.

  29. Brenda Critell says:

    My favorite stitching project is piecing quilts on my sewing machine. My favorite hand sewing project is binding the quilt. It is very relaxing. 🙂

  30. Anne M Rowe says:

    Loved embroidering when I was a kid and keep coming back to it again and again over the years. Shortly after I was married (way back in 1968) I embroidered a tiger tiger face in a ring of flowers from a kit I bought at Sears. Was probably a real spurge back then, but it’s still hanging on my wall!

  31. Denise Trine says:

    I haven’t done any handwork for a long time – used to sew, cross-stitch, crewel, embroider, quilt, and have recently tried “hand-knitting”… my first job in high school was in a fabric store – need I say more!?! I was searching for a quick quilt project like this about ten years ago while at a conference in Scottsbluff, NE – quilt shop didn’t have anything – I’ll be they do now!

  32. EVERYTHING I can learn. I hand knit scarves, create repurposed jean gifts, working on crochet to make a rug and sewing and I cross stitch whenever I can.
    Most go as gifts but I do sell some too!
    A customer sent me a box of jeans and sweatshirts from her deceased husband and I pieced them together to make her a lap quilt with a sweatshirt pocket lining so she could put her hands in it.

  33. Dagmar Burrer says:

    What a fun project. I live in Colorado but am from Germany, and it hardly ever rains here. I miss it. This wouls be a great reminder. Love your blog.

  34. kellie Eggers says:

    I love making little girls fancy church dresses! When my daughters were little I LOVED the expensive stuff so I just learned to sew it. I would go through the remnants and get the five for a dollar patterns and we looked like a million bucks. Those patterns taught me to sew and didn’t require a lot of tailoring the way womens patterns do.

  35. Loretta Michael says:

    I don’t have one at this time but will find one soon.

  36. Robin says:

    I really enjoy hand sewing, because you can take it with you to appointments and sports events. I LOVE quilting! Thanks for all you do for us!

  37. debi says:

    I have always enjoyed cross-stitch and have made a laptop quilt , but I find I have gotten out of the stitching habit — I would like to get back to stitching and this looks like it would be a great project — I now also enjoy seeing my granddaughters enjoying stitching crafts too …

  38. Sandy Minnich says:

    These mini quilts look adorable. I love to knit and spin. Right now I am knitting doll dresses for my grand-daughters

  39. Barbara Johnston says:

    Quilting gives me a mental break from the demands of my job. I haven’t really tried appliqué yet, but love the look of these small quilts.

  40. Alice Jackson says:

    I just sewed an Annie Oakley outfit for my 9 year old granddaughter and I have sewn quilts for 5 of my six grandchildren. I started out finishing the first one soon after their birth. I have one left to quilt for my almost 5 year old grandson. My daughter designed it and it is animals gathering wood for a camp fire to roast acorns. I better get busy!

  41. Daizy says:

    Hay there,

    Well, aren’t those just too cute?!? Love the whimsy look. I guess my favorite at this time would be big stitch quilting. I have enjoyed everything from cross stitch to crewl and everything in between. I enjoy good fabrics and soft yarns and different scenes.

    You are so nice to offer these give aways. Its always fun to read all the comments too.

    Hugs and prayers,

  42. arlene wilder says:

    I make prayer lap quilts and I always love doing the satin stitch and French knots for flowers

  43. Linda Estes says:

    I am currently trying to learn how to quilt and crotchet. My grandmother did both and I wish she were here to teach me. She did beautiful work and I hope I will do the same. My mother taught me how to embroidery when I was four years old and still do it and love it. I can sew and use to make my clothes when I was a teenager and even my wedding dress when I got married. Thank you for giving me the chance to win and helping me to learn in quilting.

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