Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Giveaway! Two Winners!

Time for our April giveaway! This month I'm thinking you might like some dots! Dots in my favorite colors. How about 1/2 yard each of these tone on tone dot fabrics from Riley Blake Designs.




These are the medium dots from the Basics collection. I use these fabrics like solids--they are so versatile! So that's a total of 2.5 yards of fabric. And, this time there will be 2 winners! Each winner will get 2.5 yards of tone on tone medium dot fabric by Riley Blake Designs!

To enter, just leave a comment. I'd love to know how you use polka dots in your sewing! You get extra entries for tweeting or facebooking and five extra entries for blogging about our giveaway or being a follower or becoming a follower! Just send me the links. Also, please don't forget to leave your email address! If you don't leave it, I will have to look for you and I just am not good at that!

I love this fabric and have to tell you that the photos don't do it justice. I know you'll make something special! Good luck and cheery wave from Bev

194 comments:

Missy Shay said...

I like to use polka dots in my quilting, I also like to wear some polka dots!

Melissa said...

These are some really pretty polka dots! I love tone-on-tone fabrics - like you said, they do double-duty as prints and solids!

Missy Shay said...

I shared about the giveaway on FB too!
https://www.facebook.com/missyscakesandaprons

missysaprons@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

I use polka dots like solids too. They go with everything! Sometimes it's fun to use them for specific applique pieces as well! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gayle said...

I just used a polka dot fabric for the backing on a quilt I made for my little grandson. The colors of these are so yummy!

Gill said...

I love dots with everything! especially sashing - thanks for a great giveaway!

dhia said...

i need to get my hands on some of that peach on peach dots, my stash is seriously lacking oranges and peaches

Podunkpretties said...

Polka dots are classic, they can be used for anything, but they always add a nice touch of whimsy to any quilt!

Phyllis said...

Dots are my favorite! They are great for everything from totes to quilts!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I really love polka dots in clothing...reminds of my high school days.....on second thought....lol

I also like them in baby quilts
Thanks for the chance.

Samantha said...

I love a good polka dot. You will find them in almost all the baby quilts I have made :)

Lisa said...

I use polka dots in everything I can possibly work them into. I love "as my children say...pokey dots"..
lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Barb said...

Polka dots are such a great way to add interest or movement to a quilt. Tone on tones like these would be great for applique backgrounds or sashing.

Debra said...

I am working on a simple nine-patch mini-quilt and I'm using polka dots for the sashing, in lieu of a solid color. I love polka dots!

Lisa Marie said...

I use polka dots in baby quilts, for backings, and anytime I want to add a bit of whimsy to a quilt. Tone on tone dots or swirls are my favorite blenders.
jklmengland at windstream dot net

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Probably 75% of my blocks have some type of dots.....love dots.

memmens said...

These dots are gorgeous, I like to use dots as a pop of colour when lining a bag or purse but also for quilt binding. thanks for the giveaway

Joan and Kevin said...

I use polka dots as a neutral when I make quilts!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Courtneysews said...

I'm like you, I use them like solids. Thanks for the chance to win! courtneysews at gmail dot com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh I adore dots and spots in sewing! I used some in a cathedral window block I made and I love it!!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

oops - I am amycav at hotmail dot com

Nancie Anne Quilts said...

These are such Happy little dots!
So very cute! I have some new projects on my agenda that I certainly need more Happy Colors for! I must admit...I don't use dots all that often...surprising, as one who might be referred to frequently as being "a bit dotty"!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I like using polka dots with solids. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)
cwayons (at) yahoo (dot) com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I'm already a happy follower via GFC
cwayons (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nati said...

Wow thanks for the chance to win! I use them with solids, but since I did the dots on dots blog hop I also combine dots with other dots!

Nati said...

I am your happy follower on GFC and bloglovin

Janet said...

I have a circle quilt that I am slowly working on. It is scrappy and all dots. Dots are so much fun!

Janet said...

I am a follower.

Sherryl said...

What a fabulous giveaway. How very generous of you. I would use it in these in a colorful Christmas quilt I'm planning - I know it sounds crazy, but that's what I would do! :-)
- sunshdws at yahoo dot com

Lynn said...

I have a grandchild on the way and a new niece. Polka dots always make the best fabrics for baby quilts, if you ask me!

Norma's Clay said...

Everyone loves polka dots!! These are great to use when you want a bit of whimsy on a "solid".

Norma's Clay said...

Im a loyal follower. Normasclay(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen M said...

I just love polka dots. These tone-on-tone will be great to use as solids. I would especially love to use them in my Farmer's Wife blocks. These colors will work perfectly with the Apple of My Eye fabric that I am using.

Crickets Corner said...

I love to make clothes with polka dots as well use them in quilts.

Laurel said...

I've always loved polka dots and like you sometimes use smaller dots in sashing or backgrounds. These tone on tone polka dots are lovely.

laurelgj(at)aol(dot)com

20 North Ora said...

I love, love, love polka dots! These could be used in so many projects. Love the tone-on-tone.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Judy

Katie said...

I love dots -- I to often will use them as solids and in places where the design needs a little more fun and whimsy.

blog follower

Karma.willow.designs@gmail.com

Bonnie58 said...

I love dots, especially on baby quilts. They are so cute. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Katy said...

I love using dots for bordering my quilt blocks. They add color and a bit of texture. Thanks!

Linda said...

HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Margaret said...

I love dots and stripes. I use them a lot as accent pieces to clothing and quilts.

Margaret said...

I am a follower.

Margaret said...

I am a follower.

Linda said...

HELLO! I DO LOVE POLKA DOTS AND USE THEM SIMILAR TO THE WAY YOU DO! PLUS SOMETIMES IN MULTI-COLORED QUILT DESIGNS A LITTLE BLACK+WHITE POLKA DOTTED PIECE REALLY LIVENS UP THE QUILT.THANKS FOR SHARING A BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY!

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Linda said...

HI! SHARED GIVEAWAY ON FB!
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https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

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Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Dotty and spotty...good friends in any stash! Thnx for the chance to win! I am a follower.

Lisa said...

I like to use them in bags and quilt bocks like this one http://intheboondocks.blogspot.com/2012/09/dots-on-dots-blog-hop-and-giveaway.html check out the Dresden Plate! Cheery wave back at you. Lisa

Lisa said...

I am a follower and I love your giveaways! They are so fun!

Janarama said...

Polka dots seem to add a bit of fun to any project. Thank you for offering a great giveaway.
Janarama11 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

Shared it on FB and I hope this is the link https://www.facebook.com/Comlisajohnson

I do not use FB much so I tried for you!

barbara woods said...

i love dots for binding and to use in blocks thanks

Linda Nelson said...

I love polka dots and stripes...in placemats, bags, etc!

jennyg said...

Hello

Dots aren't a common fabric here in my area of Australia so I haven't used them, but if I did I would use them like you as a solid.
jennyg4@live.com.au

jennyg said...

Hi bev I am a follower.
jennyg4@live.com.au

jennyg said...

I posted the link on fb
jennyg4@live.com.au

Quilter in the Gap said...

I also love polka dots and think they can be used anywhere. I am planning a skirt currently!

Karen said...

I love to use pin dots for binding. I've not yet used these medium tonal dots.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such fun fabric!

Nancy Angerer; rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I am planning a quilt for one of my granddaughters who is a junior in high school. I have collected some floral fabrics and those dot fabrics would be so cute in quilt.

Annette Young said...

I use polkas dots alot as I make alot of baby quilts

Patty said...

I love using polka dots for bindings on my quilts.
paweis at yahoo dot com

GO STARS! said...

I've been using polka dots for bias binding and for backing on some quilts. I like how they are basics but add some pattern without taking over. Love the colors in the giveaway.

Patty said...

I am one of your followers. Thanks.
paweis at yahoo dot com

Brenda said...

I think the dots would make cute stars or I would love the dots in a border.

Anita said...

I like to use polka dots as backgrounds of neutrals depending on the color of the polka dots. I love them :)

Anita said...

I'm a follower :)

Allison C said...

I use them to back burp clothes, bibs, etc. And I like to use them in quilts too. Love the tone-on-tone fabrics!
alibear167 at gmail

Allison C said...

I'm a follower!
alibear167 at gmail

Mandy Currie said...

Hello Bev, thank you for the opportunity to win some of these gorgeous polka dots. I think I would use them in one of my crazy quilts, I've been having so much fun planning them. Love your blog by the way. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

ELNM said...

Polka dots are so cheerful! I like to use them to bind quilts - gives them a pop of fun. Thanks for the chance!
ellen@myerly.net

giddy99 said...

I use tone-on-tone as solids, too!

giddy99 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/319235525053644800

giddy99 said...

I'm a follower, too!

Lourdes said...

I have not used polka dots in my sewing yet. Im fairly new to sewing. But I would incorporate it somewhere in my quilting.
Thanks for the chance to win.

gingersnap said...

Love polka dots, they make me smile!

Deborah said...

I love polka dots - recently I have been using them in quilts either as the background fabric or as the backing. Thanks for the lovely giveaway (jdgunthorpe at gmail dot com)

Deborah said...

I am a follower (by email).

jmniffer said...

I've used polka dots as a background, a backing and a binding on various quilts in the past few months...fun stuff! I am a follower. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

This Dog's Mom said...

I like polka dots for solids, and they also make wonderful inside borders for a quilt - they create a joyful frame that makes the quilt sing. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

This Dog's Mom said...

I am following your delightful blog.

Bonniedoo said...

love the dots...I would use them in a handbag I intend to make soon...I just became a follower of this blog

Tanya said...

They would be fun in a baby quilt to mix with some other prints. Thanks for chance to win.

Tanya said...

I am a follower through GFC.

Lynn McIndoe said...

I mostly use them as a print, especially when I have something busy and I want to place something less fussy beside it.
These spots are gorgeous colours.
lynnmcindoe@gmail.com

Lynn McIndoe said...

I am a follower of your blog
lynnmcindoe@xtra.co.nz

Addibrae said...

I haven't use them, but I think they'd be great for lining pouches.

Addibrae said...

I tweeted - https://twitter.com/addibrae/status/319257655925432321

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I'm a happy follower! And I'm dotty for dots! I love to use them for bag linings, wallets, little bags, and of course in my quilts. :-) Thanks for the chances!

Addibrae said...

I now follow you

Linh said...

I'm a follower and here's my post about your giveaway http://callingallstitchers.blogspot.com/2013/04/you-got-mail.html and I love your giveaways. What can't you use polka dots with.

Linhs4real@aol.com

JoyceLM said...

I love polka dots. They make great bindings too.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a follower - thanks for the chance to win.

pinsandneedles said...

I love polka dots. Seems I use them in almost ever quilt I make lately. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
tornesfam at comcast dot net

shelly bowen said...

I'm making a baby quilt for my niece and these polka dots are the 'solid' I need! Fingers crossed.

shelly bowen said...

Maybe I am posting twice but I love these 'dots'. They'd work in the baby quilt I'm working on for my niece. Fingers crossed. !!!!!

Yana said...

Oh polca dot is so cute, I love this print in any colours!

Linda said...

I love, love, love the tone on tone fabrics nowadays. I'm not sure what I would make. Maybe some drawstring bags. Yummy.

Linda said...

I follow you by email. I love your "Cheery Wave" every time. It makes me smile.

Ellee said...

I've used mini-dots in place of solids in my quilts. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Ellee said...

I'm a new follower by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Catskill Quilter said...

When I use polka dots, I try to use them in scrappy quilts -- they really seem to turn up the volume, even in small quantities! These are just lovely, lovely dots!

Edige said...

Hello,
I like to use polka dots with another pattern, for example flowers. I use them many ways and I love the result.
Thank you for the chance,
Edit from Hungary
edige08 @ gmail.com

Edige said...

Of course I'm a follower.

Marjorie Nath said...

I have been using some polka dots for the Lucky Star BOM that I'm doing.

Marjorie Nath said...

I'm a follower.

JudyQT said...

What versatile cute dots! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Fran said...

I love dot & spot fabrics, they're great blenders & are my first choice for quilt bindings. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Farm Quilter said...

Love polka dots! I've done a couple of log cabin quilts and a pineapple quilt with them! Great for any quilt!!! Thank you so much for such a fab giveaway!!! I posted on FB (Farm Quilter) and blogged about it at http://farmquilter.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Polka dots are great for accents and I love using them for binding. Great giveaway!

Jacqueline said...

I just finished a spring wall hanging and used dots for the Easter eggs and bunny clothes.. I love dots. try and fit them into quilts whenever I can.

Thanks for a chance

Jacqueline said...

And I am a follower. again, thanks for a chance at your GENEROUS give-away.

Tatkis said...

I'm a big polka dot fan! It looks so great on bags and purses!
And I'm tryint to make a jelly roll race quilt with dotted fabrics at the moment :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Best wishes,
Tatyana (tatkisch1(at)gmail.com)

Tatkis said...

I'm your follower of course :)
Thanks again!

Best wishes,
Tatyana (tatkisch1(at)gmail.com)

KT said...

I follow via email :)

KT said...

I like to mix polka dots with solid colors. I think it makes adorable baby quilts.

legato1958 said...

I always use polka dots... I love them as linings in my bags and totes. And as a bottom 1/3 of a bag front... black and white are my most common!

Great giveaway!
Susie
legato1958@aol.com

cherylj said...

I love to use a mix of polka dots with other prints as blenders.

cherylj said...

I follow your wonderful blog

cherylj said...

I twitted the giveaway
https://twitter.com/CherylBrickey1/status/319500299712741376

Angela CG said...

I just love all those colors. I love the idea of using them as a solid color to give my project just that little bit of extra something. I am a current follower and will be posting on my blog latter today. Thank you for the chance at winning.
tigerlilyandgizmo@gmail.com
stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com

Marla's Crafts said...

Very pretty dots. They would fit in anywhere. Have used some red and brown pot dots in a couple of quilts. Very nice give away.

Anne Freeman said...

I love polka dots, They add some real neat touches to bags, quilts, pillowcases..etc. Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

momentary lapse said...

I like using dots for bag linings and collar facings.
wenmink at gmail dot com

momentary lapse said...

I'm a GFC follower. Chelle
wenmink at gmail dot com

Aaseen Roy said...

I love to use a mix of polka dots with other prints as blenders.
Thanks for sharing
OCM Suiting - wholesale fabric - trouser fabric - linen fabric

Aaseen Roy said...

Polka dots are great for accents and I love using them for binding. Great giveaway!
Thanks for sharing nice info
OCM Suiting - wholesale fabric - trouser fabric - linen fabric

Heartsdesire said...

I like using polka dots as alternate squares in my quilts. They also look quite cute when used as flowers or leaves on appliques.

Heartsdesire said...

I'm a happy follower.

Emily C said...

I love these colors. Polka dots are so pretty.

Emily C said...

I'm a follower.

Myself said...

I'm your loyal follower :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

Myself said...

I love polka dots- use it for inside of children's bags :)

Karrie S said...

I would use it in a quilt <3 Ksmith8@emich.edu

Myself said...

I have tweeted about this giveaway:
https://twitter.com/Myself19771/status/319855921587183617

Karrie S said...

I shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/karrie.smith3/posts/169980863159671

ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

I tweeted here:https://twitter.com/KarrieSmith3/status/319862673741316096

ksmith8@emich.edu

Karrie S said...

I'm a follower-karrie smith

ksmith8@emich.edu

lisa0116 said...

I am currently using white on black dots in a Log Cabin quilt. Love dots and love Riley Blake fabrics and her patterns!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

hmmm.... I like to use polka dots as blenders mostly... sometimes solids can be boring... dots just give it life :) Also, dots can be good for quilting when you need something to follow, like connecting the dots for the quilting design :) amateurquilter@gmail.com

Judith said...

I love dots. They add an extra smile to my blocks, especially now in the spring colors.

Judith said...

I am a follower! Love to get your emails!

Ronda said...

I love to use dots in my quilts crib sheets and graddaughters dresses. Thanks so much for the chance to win

Carla G said...

I like polka dots as binding on my quilts. I also use them on the trim for pillowcases and other projects. Thanks for a chance to win some of this fabulous fabric! :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Carla G said...

I'm a follower via gfc and email. :)
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Carla G said...

Tweeted...
https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/320369217289469953

Carla G said...

Shared on facebook...
http://www.facebook.com/carla.geates/posts/373243286118481
bcgeates at netbistro dot com

Usha Murugesu said...

Dots and stripes would look great ...would love to make some totes with them. Thanks for the giveaway

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Nita said...

I do 't use polka dots because I don't have any! Sob! They look like so much fun!

Elisabetta said...

I prefer polka dots on clothes, but I think they'll work on quilts too

kikkamella [at] hotmail [dot] com

Elisabetta said...

I already am your follower via e-mail newsletter
thanks for this second chance ^_^

Elisabetta said...

here is my timeline post on FB
https://www.facebook.com/ely.berth.79/posts/372606729520954

Elisabetta said...

here is mt tweet too:
https://twitter.com/MimmaEtta/status/321006255550394368

Beth said...

I include polka dots in most every quilt I make. They can lighten up a serious quilt and make me smile as I'm working with them.

Beth said...

I tweeted on Sunday: https://twitter.com/wordygirl11/status/321050537346879488

Beth said...

I am a follower, happily.

Anda W said...

I love to use polka dots for my bindings among other things! awolk at rogers dot com

Anda W said...

I follow your blog via email! awolk at rogers dot com

Kathy L said...

Will be using dots as background in my next wall hanging. Love to add yours to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I LOVE these dots! I use dots in everything - quilts, bags - they always look good.

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I am a new follower!!!!

aquiltersmission said...

Love, love, love the dots. So much can be done with them.

shelly bowen said...

I just love these fabrics and with a few baby quilts on my agenda they would be used quickly! Thanks for the chance to win them.

carrie langley said...

I use polka in my paper piece quilts :)
I also follow via email carriegeorgiagracie@hotmail.co.uk

Stephanie said...

i love polka dots, they are fresh, and work with most anything. And no worring about an up or down!

Stephanie said...

i follow on gfc. stephanie hastie, sthastie (at) gmail (dot) com

Stephanie said...

i tweeeted: https://twitter.com/sj423/status/321362429370048512

sthastie (at) gmail (dot) com

Tammy said...

Love the polka dots. I would use them to go with some other fat quarters I have of Riley Blake to have enough fabric finally to make some kitchen linens I have been wanting to make. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tammy said...

I allready happily follow your blog. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

budgeteer said...

I have only just 'discovered' polka dots. I have begun to use them in apron making. They just make me smile.
Thank you x

Lesley
lesleydawn2000(at)gmail.com

Wendy Ouellette said...

I make a lot of quilted bags and I love polka dot linings. I mean how fun is that to open your bag and have such a fun surprise lining? I use them for dresden plate centres too. Just plain cute!

Debra Lee said...

I love using them for binding!

Debra Lee said...

I'm a follower!

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! I am an e-mail follower. Love the blog!!! Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya!!! I've never really used dots very much, although I remember my Easter/wedding dress that was Swiss dot back in high school. Geez, that was back in the 70's!!! How'd I get so old??? LOL The fabric is lovely, would love to use it in a quilt. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

n Carter said...

Polka dots are very cheery fabric. I use them as prints in my quilts. I also just used a nice lime green polka dot as backing for a gender neutral baby quilt.

becky said...

My niece and I are crazy about dots I'd like to make a blanket for her she would love it Thanks Becky D.
derry04@yahoo.com

atabanana29 said...

I tweeted! https://twitter.com/atabanana29/status/325055942448263169 mjalfano19 at gmail dot com

atabanana29 said...

I love using polka dots to make purses and tote bags!

atabanana29 said...

I'm a follower by GFC! mjalfano19 at gmail dot com

robin said...

I love the look of dots in a quilt!

chocolatechippers at gmail dot com

robin said...

I shared on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chocochippers/status/325838736548036610

robin said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. Looking forward to reading more. Thanks!

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Love those polka dots! I use tone-on-tone fabrics as solids. I can also see them in children's clothing -- how about ruffles.

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I am a follower.

shelly bowen said...

Polka dots would be great on a big tote bag or of course on a kids quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! I am a follower of your blog.

paulette said...

I am dotty over these dots!! Thanks sew much for the chance to win them!!
Paulette

Jill OLeary said...

Love these dots! I have always used wimpy dots, but am ready to have some serious fun. Check out my post about the giveaway on Fiberluscious at http://fiberluscious.blogspot.com/2013/04/hello-all-every-time-i-go-to-bevs-blog.html and my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fiberluscious?ref=hl

Erica said...

This got me thinking and...I don't think I have ever used dotty fabric in a quilt. I am doing lots of thinking about one I want to make for my 2 year old grandson - and yes - some dots would enhance what I plan to do. What a generous giveaway. Thank you.

margaret said...

wow these dots would be so useful to me as I am so dotty myself! Popped over from another blog and can see I will be looking at lots I have missed in the past, not sure if I have become a follower or not as not too good on the computer .

Marianne said...

Dots, dots and more dots. Can't have too many. What wondrous things could be done with those wonderful dots.

Marianne

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love polka dots and I am collecting them to make a quilt out of all dots.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh of course I'm a happy follower Bev!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love polka dots! I love to use them to make the cuffs on pillowcases that I make for children at our cancer hospital. They tie it all together.
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love polka dots! I love to use them to make the cuffs on pillowcases that I make for children at our cancer hospital. They tie it all together.
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Dianne Mitzel said...

I am liking your site on faceabook.
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