Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Giveaway Day - Quilting Kit

Happy Giveaway Day!

For Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway Day, I put together this little Quilting Kit:


It includes:

*Scraps from about 50 different fabrics

*2 spools of 100% cotton hand quilting thread

*A measuring tape

*10 quilting needles (Size 10 betweens) in a wooden holder

*An off-hand thimble

*A 12 inch by 14 inch project bag I made with a thrifted sheet, using Betz White's Tutorial


Here's a better view of some of the fabrics. These were culled from my frightfully large scrap box. The scraps range in size from 4 inches by 4 inches up to 10 inches by 26 inches. Most are 100% cotton and most have not been pre-washed.



So how can you win this cute bag of goodies? By leaving a comment answering the following question:

"What was your favorite Halloween costume?"
(It can be a costume you wore or one you made for someone else)
Edited to add: I apologize to international folks for forgetting Halloween is not a world-wide holiday. Just leave a comment about any costume you've enjoyed!)

And what does this have to do with quilting? Sorting my scraps reminded me of a costume my very crafty mom made for me: The Patchwork Girl of Oz. Much to my dismay, none of my classmates knew of this obscure character and assumed I was Raggedy Ann. My mom, being the cool mom that she is, probably foresaw this possibility but still indulged me and put in a lot of effort to make me a costume no one would recognize. Thanks, Mommy!

On June 1, I will select a winner at random from all the comments telling me about a costume left between May 27 and May31. I will also pay for shipping charges (either domestic or international).

Thanks very much to Sew, Mama, Sew for organizing this and be sure to go check out all the other participants here and here!

461 comments:

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Sherry said...

My favorite Halloween costume was an American Indian outfit made for my youngest daughter two years ago for Native American studies in school. She looked absolutely adorable with her blond pigtails and beaded belt which she made herself. Cute, cute, cute!! Thanks for the memory and the chance to win such a great stash of possibilities!!

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...

My favourite costume was when my mom made me up as Princess Leia and my little bother as R2D2 - I wore a white cloth with a foil-cover belt and my brother wore his R2D2 toy chest with the bottom cut out for his legs! We thought we were some really cool 5 and 7 year olds!

katt said...

My favortie halloween costumes is actually a set of two -- Barney & Betty Rubble. I made his and hers for my hubby (a real life Barney) and I the year before we got married. We've gotten lots of milage out of them and even more great memories (ours and others)!

Maevy said...

My favorite costume was a fairy princess made with a dress and lace coat that my mom had worn in the 60s to her sister's wedding. My girlfriends were jealous of all that turquoise lace I was wearing!

pinecone304 said...

One year I was a bride and my dad who came around with me to the different houses was the groom. THanks for the giveaway.

Suze said...

Aloha! What a great giveaway! My favorite halloween costume was one one of my students wore to school last Halloween. He was the joker from Batman and he really looked scary, just like the joker!

Emily said...

I loved being a gum ball machine-- I wore a big clear plastic bag filled with little balloons, poked holes for my arms and legs, with red tights, red beret, red shirt.

Kimberly said...

My favorite costume I have made was my son's last year. i made him the wold suit that Max wore in Where the Wild Things Are. For what I have worn, it was something my grandmother made for my mom. I am not sure what it was intended to be but when I wore it we said I was Betsy Ross. :)
Thanks for your generosity!

Diane said...

My favorite costume as a child was a simple lion costume...paper plate mask, sweats and a long tail. It was just fun!

Maggie said...

When I was in high school I wore a suit and power tie and went as a republican.

THank you for hosting this great giveaway.

Sarah said...

Great giveaway!! I have red hair. One year in college I dressed up as Pippi Longstocking. I had striped socks as crazy clothes. It was so fun.

mandapanda said...

Ok, I'm from Aus so we don't have Halloween, but I do love some of the costumes that come through to us on the internet! My favourite all time costume is this one:

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h121/knowhimwell/lizard.jpg

You just simply HAVE to go and look! It's worth commenting just for you to see this picture! I OWN one of these animals, a true Aussie boy born and bred, so it's extra fantastic for me! lol Enjoy!

Breanna S. said...

my favorite halloween costume was made for me by a friend of the family. I had the best rainbow bright costume ever, It even had shoe covers that looked like books.

Jody said...

My favorite costume was a clown costume my mom made me when I was little. My mom could sew so well.

Melanie said...

Ooh, I am such a sucker for scraps :)
We don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I do love a good costume party :) My favourite of all was a satin blue princess dress I wore in my early teens to a party, but then I couldn't actually run around and have fun in, d'oh!
melanie@sugarlemon.com

stephanie said...

My favorite Halloween costume was a big red M & M, I had one made for my (then) three year old son too!

Steph said...

My mother was quite crafty herself... one year I was a "bubble-gum machine" - balloon bubble gum, coin slot, and all! It was quite the costume!!!

Alisa said...

Favorite costume....my husband went as a nerd one year and it was hysterical. Thanks for participating in such a generous and fun give-away. ;)

Melissa said...

My favourite costume was my male cousin sqeezed into one of my shirts for a 70's party - very bad taste!

Stephanie said...

I loved and cherished all my handmade halloween costumes my mom made. I have three favs: One year I was the grandmother from little red riding hood (sis was RRhood, bro was the wolf), another is the year I was Glenda the good witch, and my absolute fav was probably the pink panther (I loved pink at the time.) Great giveaway and great question!

why not sew? said...

Wow your give away is great!
My favorite Halloween costume was when I was a dice (die) in the fourth grade. My mom and dad made it from a cardboard box and some black tights and it was great.

Becky said...

I made a robin hood costume for my son age 9 and he looked darling, if robin hood could be darling!! Would love that quilting set!

Ginny said...

I really love Alice in Wonderland costumes, oh & fairies & witches. You can do so many different version of fairy & witches.

momma rae said...

my fave costume is one i made for my little girl ala martha stewart. it was a chicken. i covered a white leotard in white boas. she wore red and yellow striped leg warmers, yellow rubber gloves on her feet, and i sewed a red felt comb on a white pilot hat. freakin adorable!!

Carol R. said...

My favorite Halloween costume of all time was one my brother wore when he was about 6 years old. A bit of background....he had lovely eyelashes and beautiful eyes. We dressed him as a gypsy fortune teller, in a bright patchwork skirt, babooshka,and gold hoop earrings. He made a beautiful girl and to this day still gets red in the face whenever this costume is mentioned.

K. Anne said...

my favorite costume when i was little was my wonderwoman costume. now that i'm a mom, i love how much my boys love dressing up and being batman and superman. :)
thanks!
~Kim
(ksknitchic@yahoo.com)

Libby said...

Ice Skater ! I wore my ballet leotard, and my rollerblades with tinfoil-covered carboard on the sides. IT was October in Michigan, and it was freezing rain. Froze my tush off and the skates + ice were a poor decision.

Dancer said...

My sister and I were crayola crayons and my mom was the coloring book!

Cherry said...

We don't really do halloween so much here in Australia, but I remember dressing up as dorothy from the Wizard of Oz one year. Mum painted my shoes red with glitter paint, and made me a blue ginham dress. I carried my Pound Puppy toy for my Toto. I can't wait to make my kids great costumes when they are older.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Lauranie said...

for Halloween, one year I was a french maid...boring, I know. but my friend with her fabulous sewing momma was a STUNNING lil bo peep!! This was in my single bar-hopping days, now. But then and there I vowed to try to be THAT kinda momma! I am getting there! :D

gayle said...

My favorite costume was one I made for my daughter - the Pink Panther, complete with tail. I made it from flannel, so she wore it as pajamas for several years!

fieryone said...

My mom and myself made my daughter an American McGee's Alice costume a few years ago, it was awesome, girly and creepy at the same time!

Karen said...

My favorite costume was a tiger costume my kids had when they were little. It had a hat with ears and a big long stuff tail. It was awesome! It was hand made but I didn't make it because I didn't know how to sew then.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I think my favorite was when I went as a ninja. The only thing visible was my eyes. It was a lot of fun at work.

Mary said...

Wonderful kit!

My favorite Halloween costume was made by my mom. It was a supergirl costume she sewed with a felt belt! - turned out much nicer than anything you could get at the store!

ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

mub said...

My very favorite Halloween costume was a Fozzie Bear costume that my grandma (I think) made. I know at least one of my uncles wore it, I wore it, most of my cousins wore it, my brother wore it... it was THAT good *L*

Erynn said...

I made my 3 kids matching Oompa Loompa costumes. It was great!

KarenD said...

I dressed my 9-month-old up as Yoda Baby this past Halloween. He didn't care much for the poofy fabric costumer (it was made out of felt) but he loved the light saber.

Count me in for the giveaway!

krdickinson@grandecom.net

Elena said...

Hi all,
Scraps? Anyone has said scraps? Can you imagine a cat when a tuna/gourmet tin has been opened? This is my expression when I read scraps!!
I love scraps, the much different the better.
Answerind the question, I do not have a favourite one but if i ha¡ve to choose a vampire or a Marvel heroe.

Thanks for this giveaway.

Warm regards,

Elena

rebe said...

I love a good penguin costume. There were many a halloween growing up that I was a penguin. I have always loved the silly bird. I can't wait to make my son a penguin costume soon.

camilledawn.com said...

i have a twin sister, and my mom once put us together in a really cute monster costume she made with this written across the front: double your pleasure, double your fun, because everyone knows a 2-headed monster is cuter than one!
camille
camilledawnphoto AT gmail DOT com

Carolyn said...

My favorite costume was a gumball machine. I wore a red turtleneck, red skirt, red tights, and then poked my neck and arms through a clear plastic garbage bag, and filled that bag with little colored balloons. It was ridiculous, but funny. Thanks for the chance to win!

Danielle said...

my favorite halloween costume was of a clown that my mom made when I was a little girl. I think I managed to wear it for 3 or 4 halloweens in a row.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Adriana said...

What yummy scraps! My favorite Halloween costume was one of my first I remember from photos...I was in a green dress with a rainbow 80s clown wig.

Emily said...

Awesome giveaway! ghosts

Hi. I'm 8, and I am learning to sew. My mom is teaching me. I have my own sewing blog. I am doing a giveaway too for four beautiful yards of fabric. I hope you will stop by. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

My mom is also doing a giveaway on her blog at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Brittany said...

What an awesome giveaway. I really love Halloween costumes. I mean, really. But not the gory kind. I made a monkey costume for my boy, so I made Tarzan and Jane costumes for my husband and me for the family theme thing. It was awesome. Another year we were all Toy Story characters: Two Woodys and a Jessie. We've reused the costumes a couple times, too. You can see them here. (But I don't think you can see the Tarzan costumes 'cuz I went over on my Flickr 200 photo quota.)

kestch said...

My favourtie costume was last year when I made a seventies outfit for my daughter for a singing contest which she won & went on to have a part in an Irish soap opera! (but the outfit I made for her was absolutely hideous!!)

kestch said...

My favourtie costume was last year when I made a seventies outfit for my daughter for a singing contest which she won & went on to have a part in an Irish soap opera! (but the outfit I made for her was absolutely hideous!!)

ss said...

My friend and I went as a pair of dice when we were about 6, boxes with dots applied...we were darn cute, if I do say so myself, and we got LOTS of candy!

kim said...

my mom always made me the coolest costumes..but i think my favorite was a genie costume when i was about 8 yrs. old....just like 'i dream of jeannie'....

Seattle Grrrl said...

My favorite costume, my brothers and I wore over and over (hand me down). Two clown costumes that had yarn hair.

fochaux said...

by far a chicken costume my mom sewed for me out of random tablecloths and sheets. it totally rocked! and no one for sure had that costume. i still have it even nearly 20 years and 9 kids later :)

Melissa said...

GASP! What a fantastic giveaway! Please random number generator pick me!
My friend wore the most adorable costume last year right after she had her first baby. The 3mo baby was in a little bumble bee outfit with antennas and my friend wore a beekeepers hat with the netting and all.
missyschwartz (at) gmail (dot) com

Drea said...

When I was young, my family never really celebrated halloween--more of a family movie night for us... though we did do an occasional "church dress up night" of which the one I remember most was my mom throwing together "Methuselah" the oldest man mentioned in the Bible... nothing like a young girl dressed in pillow stuffing (long beard), brown robe, and eyeliner (drawn on wrinkles)!

SugarMama said...

Another amazing giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity! My favorite costume was my first costume made entirely by me. I was Cyndi Lauper. My mother was so offended that I didn't want her to make a costume for me anymore. But I was so proud of my autonomy. Some day my little girl will do the same to me, I'm certain.

Shirls said...

Great giveaway - I often wished growing up that we had halloween here as I love dressing up. I have however been to many themed parties with my favourite being gangster/1920's flapper.

Christie said...

I loved my gypsy costume. I got to wear this sparkly sweater of my mom's layered over a bunch of swirly skirts and handkerchiefs. I rogue, plenty of rogue.

halmick (at) gmail (dot) com

Serena said...

My favorite was the green and gold Princess Fiona dress that I made for my daughter when she was almost one. Her name is Fiona. ;)

Jodie said...

I've won a contest with 2 other friends being the Powerpuff Girls (I was Blossom I think) but my fav. costume (that wasn't worn by me) was my brother-in-law's Edward Scissorhands costume...really freaky and awesome looking. Anways, thanks for the chance to win!

Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Glaucia said...

We don't have real halloween here, but sometimes someone gives a costume party, and once a friend went as Medusa, and it was really great :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb said...

Oh wow! Do I ever love your giveaway!! My favorite costume wasn't really a fancy sewing job; I was an old man, and my sister was my old wife. We were dressed as homeless old people. I'll never forget what the fortune teller (just pretend) told me at the little kids' party I attended: "You'll get old before your time." That haunted me for years! Shame on her for scaring a little kid. i think I'm over it now. :)

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