Giveaway Day in Shades of Gray

It’s Giveaway Day over on Sew, Mama, Sew. If you haven’t heard of this event before, well you’ve been living under a rock. Seriously, if you like sewing, crafting, or just handmade goodness, get yourself over there and check out the hundreds of blogs with something to give away this week!

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Thanks for stopping by Sewing by Moonlight. Things have been pretty quiet around here as I’ve basically been on maternity leave from this blog space. I miss it, and I especially miss my nighttime sewing sessions, but with a six week old, I’m just beginning to come out of the sleepless newborn haze. I hope to get my sewing and blogging time back soon.

In the little time I’ve been able to sneak in with my sewing machine, I’ve been working on my first project for the Moda Bake Shop. With a white background, it doesn’t fit in with the May “color pop” theme they have going on over there, but it should work nicely for the June “baby and bridal shower” theme.

Moda Bake Shop project

When that’s finished, I will finally publish the long ago promised paper piecing pattern for the book I used on the Nancy Drew tote.

paper pieced book

In June, I’m also still planning to begin my Road Trip Quilt Along here on Sewing by Moonlight. I LOVE my Road Trip Quilt from last summer, and I’m looking forward to creating another great series of state tutorials. This year, I’m planning 12 states in 12 weeks instead of 16, and this is an imagined road trip since my family will not be traveling across the country this year. You can find the plan for the 2013 Road Trip Quilt Along here. The blocks will look something like this:

Road Trip Quilt Along sampler quilt 2013

 

I would LOVE for you to join the Road Trip this summer. So, please, subscribe to Sewing by Moonlight in your favorite reader or Like Sewing by Moonlight on Facebook to stay up to date and learn when the tutorials are posted!

And now for the Giveaway. I love gray as a neutral. I think it looks great with just about any color. For you, a fat eighth bundles of some of my favorite grays, and because I can’t give you just gray, a fat quarter of one of my favorite prints from Amy Schimler’s Fly Away line.

Giveaway Day

 

To Enter: Leave a comment below. Tell me what makes you come back to a blog: writing, inspiration photos and finished projects, tutorials (what types), works in progress, etc.

And if you’re so inclined to come back to this blog, follow me and then leave a second comment telling me that you do.

563 replies
  1. Nancy Angerer
    Nancy Angerer says:

    I am new to your site, but I love following blogs for instruction and for inspiration.

  2. Jo Hinchcliffe
    Jo Hinchcliffe says:

    I love grey too! I find it hard to find may grey fabrics, so usually go to charity shops (thrift stores) to find stuff i like. I like blogs that make it feel like you actually listening to the writer in person & if they impart some sewing knowledge all the better! X

  3. Kathy Gentry
    Kathy Gentry says:

    Beautiful pictures of your new baby and family! Congratulations. I love following blogs to see the creative projects quilters are making. Of course, I always appreciate finding a tutorial I can use–like the Nancy Drew block you are going to post. There are so many creative quilters with great talent. I have learned so much from participating in blog hops and reading tutorials on quilt sites.

  4. Beth Strand
    Beth Strand says:

    I think, more than anything else, it’s personality that brings me back to a blog. I love tutorials but I love nice chatty blogs where you feel like you are popping in for a moment with a virtual friend. Of course, that might be because I do daycare at home and a minute or two on a blog post (especially in summer when I have kids for nearly 12 hours a day) is like a moment of adult conversation! lol Can’t wait for the state quilts….that sounds like fun!

  5. PennyDog
    PennyDog says:

    I second personality- if a writer has a friendly style and a bit of humour that”s good for me. Pretty pictures are also a must 🙂

  6. Emily C
    Emily C says:

    Writing is always a must. If you sound like you have no clue, but insist you do, that is a big turnoff. I love helpful tutorials and patterns.

  7. SharonG
    SharonG says:

    I love getting to know the bloggers I come back to . What they love to do in there chosen art technique be in fabric, ink, fibers, etc. i like when they express there feelings on certain subjects and share ideas….thanks for asking

  8. aprilshowers
    aprilshowers says:

    I read so many blogs that a lot of time I will just skip to the next one if there is a lot of text and no pictures. I also love tutorials.

  9. carla
    carla says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! In my RSS feed, usually a good photo helps catch my eye – as does full-text feeds, so I can read the article without having to leave. If it’s a tutorial I want to pin, or something I want to comment on, I’ll head over to the blog itself to do so. I like tutorials for semi-complicated blocks – something I can’t figure out on my own.

  10. kate C.
    kate C. says:

    I forgot all about giveaway day, I’ve been swamped with work! Sometimes it falls during finals week when I have more time as I wait for the students to finish their exams, but this year I’ll be lucky if I enter 2 or 3 giveaways. Oh well!

    I like writing and pictures and stories on a blog, basically I need to feel like I’m starting to get to know the person or I won’t follow the blog. And yeah, if you already have known the person for almost 20 years… that helps. 😉

  11. Beulah
    Beulah says:

    For me it is a combination of all three, leaning heavily on the writing and photos. Tutorials are nice but I tend to read blogs for chats with friends and less for how-to’s.

  12. kate C.
    kate C. says:

    oh yeah, I follow you using google reader, for the moment (eventually something else, but I’m putting off that decision until classes are over) – does that count? (oh, and fb, too.)

  13. Heather
    Heather says:

    I love seeing lots of photos of a work in progress and finished. It’s so inspiring.

  14. Jane P
    Jane P says:

    Some blogs are just so charming you can’t really say why. It’s a combination of wit, how much or how little the blogger shares, the photos and the beautiful stuff they make.

  15. Chiska
    Chiska says:

    A combination of inspiration and tutorials–things that are unique or make things just work better. Thanks!

  16. Belinda
    Belinda says:

    I normally frequent a blog for inspiration and tutorials. I’m always in need of ideas and help! Can’t wait to start the quilt along!!

  17. Kate
    Kate says:

    Definitely great and unique tutorials — once I find a tutorial I love for something, I’m hooked.

  18. Jessica @ Just a Mum?
    Jessica @ Just a Mum? says:

    Most of the blogs I follow, I follow for the writing. If you make me laugh, I’m yours! That said, there are also a few that I follow strictly for the beautiful pictures; especially if there are good tutorials as well.

  19. Jamie B @ merricontrari
    Jamie B @ merricontrari says:

    I tend to follow blogs that do work that inspires me. If I’m bored, I’ll click the unfollow button. I also am drawn to blogs that have the sort of writing style that makes me feel like I am getting to know the person and would like to spend time with them.

  20. Joy
    Joy says:

    Gorgeous grays!
    What keeps me coming back is writing style. I like a blogger to be engaging and amusing and I’ll keep coming back! 😀

  21. Judy Hudgins
    Judy Hudgins says:

    what keeps me coming back is a combination of all those things. I love to see what a person is doing as inspiration (and I am the grandmother of a 6 week old too and living with my daughter/son-in-law), tutorials are fun to see also.

  22. Camille
    Camille says:

    I love blog that is funny, nothing too uptight. And pretty pictures are helpful too.

    Congrats on the new baby!

  23. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Photos for sure, definitely writing, but the blogger’s style most importantly. Inspiring style always keeps me coming back for more!

  24. Veronica
    Veronica says:

    I love all of it?! The writing, the ideas, the photos of the ideas – and of course, being a self taught sewing person, I dearly love the tutorials! It’s usually a good combination of all that brings me back day after day!

  25. Leo
    Leo says:

    well one of the most important thing is getting answers to comments – that makes me more likely to go back and read the blog again, of course gettign return visits is a very welcome thing too. One of the reasons I tend to follow very few “big” blogs

  26. Amy
    Amy says:

    I think good writing brings me back the most-inspiration, tutorials, photos, etc. Congrats on your new baby!

  27. Jocelyn
    Jocelyn says:

    I do think writing content and tutorials bring me back to a blog. There are so many now, it is hard to read the old and find the new ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    I love blogs with pictures for inspiration~ I love seeing what people at working on!

    I have to admit that if there is too much family stuff and babies on all the quilts, i’ll probably stop following – but that is just me, some people love that stuff!

    I LOVE grey as a neutral/background, thanks for the great giveaway chance!

  29. Mary Ann
    Mary Ann says:

    Inspiring content is always good. My favorite blogs also have a “voice” I can relate to.

  30. brandi
    brandi says:

    a good tutorial section is a guaranteed way to get me to come back. a variety is always good, crafty, quilty, or even tips on doing things better.

  31. Emily T
    Emily T says:

    I return to blogs for inspiring photos and tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win – my stash definitely needs more grey 🙂

  32. Debora Kerr
    Debora Kerr says:

    I love returning to blogs that provide tutorials and projects that are easily downloadable as complete PDF documents. That way I can put them in my
    project notebooks.

  33. Tawny
    Tawny says:

    What brings me back to a blog is knowing that there is a real person and family behind all the projects, tutorials, reviews etc. I like having regular day stories interspersed with all that creative stuff so that I can get to know the person behind the scenes a little. 🙂

  34. Rebecca
    Rebecca says:

    What a lovely bundle, I love gray also. 🙂 Writing and inspiration/tutorials bring me back to a blog when I have some time to read blogs.

  35. Deborah
    Deborah says:

    I come back to blogs that look pretty, show lots of lovely photos, have occassional giveaways and provide tutorials. Thanks for a lovely giveaway 🙂

  36. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    I come back to blogs that post lots of pictures of projects that fit my style. Mostly modern quilts with lots of color. Thanks for the chance to win! I agree that grey goes with everything and it’s a great neutral!

  37. Melinda
    Melinda says:

    I like bloggers who write in such a way that I feel like they are my friend. They bring you in. I also love tutorials and getting new ideas from others!

  38. Emmers
    Emmers says:

    I look for a similar taste in color and style – I like finding inspiration in the blogs I read 🙂

  39. Stacy Alfano
    Stacy Alfano says:

    I like looking/reading blogs mostly for the pictures to give me inspiration for my projects!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

  40. Erin G
    Erin G says:

    I come back to blogs that have inspiring pictures and easy to follow tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win!

  41. Paula
    Paula says:

    When I find someone whose words or works interest me then I find I revisit their blog time and time again.

  42. Jenelle Boxberger
    Jenelle Boxberger says:

    What I like about blogs is pictures and humor. Tossing in a tutorial now and then helps too.

  43. Barbara Orozco
    Barbara Orozco says:

    I read a blog because of experience, instruction and tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance!

  44. Lesley
    Lesley says:

    Wow Grey! I’m in desperate need of Grey! I love tutorials on blogs. Both for quilts and bags or fun little quick projects. Its nice to have a printer friendly version too.

  45. Patty
    Patty says:

    I love reading blogs with photos of quilts and tutorials. Some of them can be so interesting and I might even learn something!

  46. Modernmanson
    Modernmanson says:

    Inspiration and fellowship. Love the grays. Well not gray hair but gray fabric is good.

  47. Jeanne
    Jeanne says:

    I come back to blogs because of the content – I look for engaging writing styles, inspiration and ideas. I’m honestly not big on those blogs that are constantly posting about new sponsors or about new fabric lines.

    I’d much rather get to know the writer, and watch their creative process.

  48. Holly U
    Holly U says:

    I come back most often to blogs whose writers create projects that match my taste; when the writing feels real and deeper than just marketing; and since most of my reading is done on my Touch, when the feed shows the entire post with pictures, not just the first few lines.

    Congrats on your newborn!

  49. Joyce Carter
    Joyce Carter says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway.
    I like to see lots of pictures and tutorials.

  50. Leanne L
    Leanne L says:

    I love lots of pictures and tutorials. Don’t even care what the tutorial is. They all give me new ideas.

  51. Janet M
    Janet M says:

    Who doesn’t like gray!!! I look at blogs for inspiration, so pictures draw me in. The more the merrier =)

  52. Dana Gaffney
    Dana Gaffney says:

    Anything to do with quilts will keep me coming back, I love tutorials, seeing pictures of progress and finished quilts. Thanks.

  53. Dana Gaffney
    Dana Gaffney says:

    I’ve been following you since the last Road Trip Quilt, haven’t done all of the blocks but I enjoyed it. Thanks.

  54. Sandra Timmons
    Sandra Timmons says:

    Looking forward to your road trip tutorial. Should be fun. Your last one was. Your shades of gray fat eighth bundle are just so pretty. I am thinking about a black, white and gray quilt. I could always make a baby quilt using those fat quarters of prints. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving all of us a chance to win. It is so awesome to receive a nice package in the mail.

    Sandi TImmons
    sandit1@sbcgloba.net

  55. Natalie J
    Natalie J says:

    I love to see pictures of projects, tutorials, and a good sense of humor in the writing. If I feel like I can connect to that person, I will return. Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. Beth B
    Beth B says:

    When I first check out a blog, its the first few pages that really catch my eye – how often do they blog? what do they blog about – does it align with what i’m looking for? (if its more children outfits, since i don’t have children, not really helpful) and probably most importantly – can i follow a project as they describe it?
    i also enjoy the pictures 🙂

  57. NorahS
    NorahS says:

    Things that make me come back to a blog: Projects I like, blog format I like (I do not like to click “read more” to read the rest of the blog post), good pictures, good writing, good grammar and spelling, sense of humor.

  58. Jen
    Jen says:

    I like seeing finished projects as well as projects at the idea stage. I really like to know the size of the blocks and sashing, as it helps to plan quilts with a similar design. Tutorials are great, too. I most appreciate tutorials about techniques that are a bit more complicated.

  59. Audrey B
    Audrey B says:

    I love the photos–finished projects, works in progress. It’s all so inspirational

  60. Amy C
    Amy C says:

    The pictures and the projects keep me going back! Some of teh blogs I read just have such a way with words too that I look forward to reading anything they’ve written!!

  61. kendascrafts
    kendascrafts says:

    Love that paper-pieced book! I usually come back to blogs if I can learn something new. If it’s the same thing I see every where else I usually don’t come back.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  62. Debra Lee
    Debra Lee says:

    Tutorials and original content keep me coming back! If it gets to commercial and all about sponsers I’m sure to leave.

  63. annette
    annette says:

    i am new to sewing so what brings me back are simple but functional tutorials. 🙂

  64. Ali M
    Ali M says:

    I love to read blogs where the persons personality comes through loud and clear! I also love to see finished projects and tutorials. I’m going to have to consider doing the road trip along, I dont have any new projects next in mind 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  65. Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures
    Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures says:

    Inspirational blogs with tutorials and great projects. Good sense of humor in writing is also a draw for me.

  66. Mary White
    Mary White says:

    For me, the amount of pictures during a tutorial, (I’m a visual learner) and the variety of sewing projects on a blog keep me coming back for more.

  67. Mary White
    Mary White says:

    I’m adding your blog to my Favorites list so I can come back and take a look when I have a little more time.

  68. Kim
    Kim says:

    I keep up with blogs that post inspirational pictures of finished projects & works in progress. It always seems to inspire me to work on projects of my own. Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Bonnie Larson
    Bonnie Larson says:

    I love lots of good pictures, tutorials and a general friendliness. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

  70. Pat V.
    Pat V. says:

    I would say that great photos and projects (esp. quilt alongs!) keep me coming back to a blog.

  71. Joanne G
    Joanne G says:

    I think I’m drawn back to a blog by great pictures, ideas and uniqueness. Also – giveaways don’t hurt! lol

  72. JLVerde
    JLVerde says:

    I like pics of finished projects a lot. They motivate me to keep up with my own projects. I also have a weakness for photos of pets (a cute cat will keep me reading).

  73. Kayla Yapuncich
    Kayla Yapuncich says:

    Thanks so much for the chance! I come back to blogs for the tutorials and lots of photos of projects.

  74. auntiesash
    auntiesash says:

    I follow a LOT of blogs. The ones that I really go back to over and over are those where I feel a connection to the blogger. Humor or struggles or whatever it is – a good heart and energy that shows through. I like seeing projects. Works in process and then the finished result. It doesn’t have to be showy or well formatted or amazing photos. Show me the stuff you would show a friend who came by your sewing room.

  75. Marion
    Marion says:

    at first of course pictures make me visit a blog. and writing makes me stay;)
    have a nice sunny day.

  76. Amber
    Amber says:

    I follow a blog with inspiration, and instructions, and great pics of quilts. I love when a blog has a pin button.

  77. Anita
    Anita says:

    Things that make me come back to blogs are: new information on products and techniques, giveaways, tutorials (quilt alongs), if it’s a favorite pattern or fabric designer

  78. Linda
    Linda says:

    I love reading blogs for inspiration. Interesting posts, good photos, progress along with finished projects make blog reading fun. Tutorials are good too!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Becca
    Becca says:

    I tend to come back to blogs for inspiration, pictures, and instruction. Lately I have been coming across all of these three through Instagram.

  80. Sara
    Sara says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! What makes me come back to a blog is good tutorials and nice pictures 😉

  81. Billie K
    Billie K says:

    Sometimes a picture will grab. I love photos, QALs. I love someone with a sense of humor and someone that can laugh at themselves. I don’t enjoy long post with lots of writing. My eyes are bad so it takes me a while to get through those.

  82. Bonnie Pfrimmer
    Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I like the tutorials that blogs offer. It is a chance to create and learn how to make things. I am a visual learner so it helps to see pictures on how to do things. .

  83. Bonnie Pfrimmer
    Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I follow you by e-mail. Thank you for all you do and the chance to win this give away.

  84. Sarah@SewMe
    Sarah@SewMe says:

    I love blogs that share the stories of their work so I guess I like to see a little bit of personality alongside the projects that might inspire me.

  85. L
    L says:

    What matters most to me are pictures of projects that make me go, “I want to make that!”

  86. Erica
    Erica says:

    I like seeing finished projects to get ideas from and tutorials are always nice too.

  87. Cheryl
    Cheryl says:

    I love a blog with inspiring photos, some free patterns (blocks or entire quilts) and tutorials.
    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize.

  88. bee
    bee says:

    it’s usually a combination of writing, photos and fun projects/inspiration that makes me come back to a blog.

  89. Mary
    Mary says:

    I love pictures. Good writing is important too, but tons of great pictures really inspires me.

    Thanks for the chance!

  90. Sandra Visser
    Sandra Visser says:

    I like pictures of works in progress and finished pieces. Also tutorials.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  91. Irene
    Irene says:

    When I love the style of a blog, I come back for inspiration. Tutorials and tips are very good too. Thank you

  92. Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie says:

    I love seeing photos of projects in progress and finished. Block patterns like your BOM are great too.

  93. Karen
    Karen says:

    Pictures are so very important for inspiration and tutorials for learning something new.

  94. rosa
    rosa says:

    I love pics with projects,tutorial,tips and love seeing fabrics choice and what others do,also love reading about the porcess .Thanks

  95. Julie
    Julie says:

    I think I’m drawn to a blog with nice photos and creative projects that I can draw inspiration from. And tutorials never hurt because I love learning new things, whether they are new techniques or full projects.

  96. Lori Morton
    Lori Morton says:

    I come back to the Blogs that make me feel like I’m visiting with a gooood friend! Sharing daily things, ideas, recipes even, and tutorials in a way like we are doing them together. Love hangin’ out with them…ya know? 😉

  97. Lori Morton
    Lori Morton says:

    I’m already a follower thru email….see that someone said they follow thru Bloglovin? But I couldn’t find that way…

  98. Gun Adrian
    Gun Adrian says:

    I don´t like when there is too much to read, I sort of loose interest. I like tutorials, am always willing to learn new stuff. I also like photos, but not too many of the same item 🙂
    Gun, Sweden

  99. Erika Bodwell
    Erika Bodwell says:

    what makes me come back in engaging writing, people I can relate to and mostly people who seem real. I also love pictures and silliness and maybe a bit of inappropriateness.

  100. Pam C
    Pam C says:

    Most of the blogs I follow, I follow for quilting inspiration, be that patterns, color selection, technique, wips, quilting, etc.

  101. kathy h
    kathy h says:

    I love the look of those greys on top of that cheerful print. I keep going back to blogs that show pictures of what they are working on or finished projects, have pictures of pets (especially those helpful ones!), have tutorials that might help me . I also like when the name of a pattern or link to someone’s shop is added to show where I can get the pattern too.

  102. Cheri
    Cheri says:

    I always “come back” to a blog for inspiration and enjoyment. I love seeing what others have done and admire their handiwork, and also looking for ideas and what’s out there these days!

  103. Janice Taylor
    Janice Taylor says:

    Some of the favorite things I learned came from Blogs! Love seeing the pictures too!

  104. Bridgette
    Bridgette says:

    I love tutorials on quilt blocks and also American Girl doll clothes. I have been looking for a book shelf quilt tutorial online without much success. Perhaps you could offer one. Thank you for taking part in this give away.

  105. Anna
    Anna says:

    I like to visit blogs that share lots of tutorials which are clearly written and well thought out. But honestly, with a little one at home, I hardly have time to read blogs anymore. Thanks for the chance to win!

  106. Amanda Bushong
    Amanda Bushong says:

    I follow blogs for the tutorials, inspiration and fellowship. Thanks for the chance.
    a.ladyfarmer at yahoo dot com

  107. Christine Sherman
    Christine Sherman says:

    I like simple quilt tutorials. I am always drawn to the ones that share my style of quilts as well.

  108. Keitha
    Keitha says:

    I am a newbie blogger and I just LOVE your blog! I like following other blogs for their fabulous photos, free tutes, WIPS etc., but I do truly love when I can enter into another’s world through their fabulous writing personality! Makes it more personal I think! Thanx for the opportunity to win! I am following you on facebook!

  109. Alex
    Alex says:

    I love grey too. I’d love a grey and lime quilt. My sister thinks this makes me mad!
    I come back to blogs because I love seeing pictures to give me inspiration. the odd tutorial I can follow is also a nice little extra.

  110. Lyanna L.
    Lyanna L. says:

    Fantastic giveaway! I love blogs for the inspiration and photos and the snapshop of reality they show. Also tutorial are quite helpful!

    Thanks again for the giveaway!

  111. lynaeve
    lynaeve says:

    I usually come back to a blog when they are like minded. They have the style I have, and the thriftiness I have.

  112. Susan
    Susan says:

    What keeps me coming back to a blog is the content. I don’t like blogs that go on and on about the same project. I like lots of different things. I like tutorials that are complete–that don’t leave out steps or important points or pictures illustrating what they are saying. Pictures are extremely important when the writing is not so good.

    I like blogs that can be serious and funny at the same time. I like blogs that have lots of eye candy for inspiration. I like blogs that have a clean look, normal fonts on a plain background. I also like blogs that don’t take forever to load a page.

    Susan

  113. Lissa
    Lissa says:

    I love seeing quilting tutorials and follow alongs. I also love looking at finished sewing projects of all types. Thank for the change I love gray as a neutral.

  114. amy
    amy says:

    Definitely tutorials but also getting to know bloggers through there blog! Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  115. Valerie
    Valerie says:

    I typically return to blog where I feel I’ve developed a ‘relationship’ with the blogger. That’s kind of hard to define, but the blogs I love best are a nice balance between craft and life, even if they don’t go into really personal stuff.

    (I also love pretty pictures and funny stories 🙂 )

  116. Britt
    Britt says:

    I am attracted to blogs usually by the aesthetic of the projects the blogger makes and posts about. I am new to quilting, but I tend to be more interested in blogs that offer projects that would challenge or inspire my skills. Great Giveaway by the way!

  117. Monica
    Monica says:

    Mostly if I know the person, I definitely come back, so you have a leg up there, and for sewing blogs – tutorials are always nice. =) With lots of pictures. =)

  118. Maria White
    Maria White says:

    I think that projects that I want to make myself, simple projects are best since I don’t have as much time as I wish I did…

  119. Elizabeth McDonald
    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I come back to blogs to read posts on scraps, applique, tutorials, gift ideas for small handmade gifts, and essays on non-quilting topics about current events.

  120. Becky
    Becky says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. I love your upcoming QAL design so I plan to stay in touch.

    However, typically, its a combination of all things that brings me back to a blog with the primary reason being personality. I love to know the poster, as much as one can through a blog. 🙂

  121. Wens
    Wens says:

    I love those greys. I find I love to follow blogs that are picture heavy. It’s inspiring and I just love seeing and kind of images to do with a project. Before during and after.

  122. Ashton
    Ashton says:

    I have found that I go back to blogs based on how they apply to my sewing interests and how their work inspires me. I also love a good giveaway every once in ahwile too ;). Thank you for the opportunity!

  123. Karen
    Karen says:

    For me its part the writing and part what the projects are. I use blogs as inspiration for projects

  124. Joelle
    Joelle says:

    The blogs I return to contain a mashup of sewing/crafting projects and tidbits about their real life and kids.

  125. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    I like reading a very wide variety of blogs and a wide variety of subjects, but I’m kind of random on which ones I actually follow. I like personal stories and a friendly writing style.

  126. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I follow a variety of blogs. Some are friends blogs, some are interesting articles, and as for the crafting ones I follow I like ones with tutorials and tips. And of course, giveaways!

  127. Marla Nelson
    Marla Nelson says:

    I love following the hops and have really enjoyed these blogs the last year. Your’s was the first one that I did a quilt along last summer and I am sitting on it right now. I just love it. Thanks for having a nice give away.

  128. Bunny
    Bunny says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! The thing that most brings me back to a blog is, obviously, content. If it’s interesting to me, then I read it. If not, I gloss over it.

  129. Michelle Frame
    Michelle Frame says:

    I love when a blog shows finished projects and tutorials on different techniques.

  130. Kat
    Kat says:

    I like a blog with great pictures, but what keeps me coming back is regular updates on projects so I can follow them from beginning to end. Thanks!

  131. patti
    patti says:

    I follow blogs that give me inspiration (good photos) and also a fair amount of instruction. I like humor too and someone that shares themselves with their followers. I tend to drop blogs that constantly promote their many patterns for sale or their Etsy shop but don’t give me anything in return.

  132. elflyn
    elflyn says:

    As a newbie quilter I like to see tutorials with lots of photos.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  133. Susan Mitchell
    Susan Mitchell says:

    icome back to blogs because of the pictures and the projects/ themes that Im interested in.

  134. Emma
    Emma says:

    I like your blog and visit it regularly. It has a very clean, professional layout, which is important to me when reading blogs. Writing style is also an important factor in whether or not I will stick with a blog.

  135. Michele T
    Michele T says:

    I follow blogs to get inspired, to discover new tools, new fabrics, learn techniques, and get tutorials!! Thanks for the chance!

  136. Cecilia
    Cecilia says:

    I like the idea of a sew along. I already like your facebook page, so will keep an eye out for it. Thank you for the chance to win. I love using grey in my quilts.

  137. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    I usually love inspirational project photos! I also love “in progress” photos and pretty pictures of fabric! Thank you for the giveaway.

  138. liz hietkamp
    liz hietkamp says:

    i love good writing on a blog – good stories – and also reading about what other people try to do – their experiments! love this fabric choice!!

  139. Jo C.
    Jo C. says:

    I love seeing tutorials and hearing a bit about what’s going on in a blogger’s sewing room. Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

  140. Angie
    Angie says:

    I like reading blogs to see finished projects for inspiration and for instruction and tutorials.

  141. Jordan L
    Jordan L says:

    I follow a blog based on tutorials or inspiration for sewing. I love new ideas, it always gets my “creative juices” flowing!

  142. Maggie
    Maggie says:

    I like to see the works in progress, and I even like when people show their fabric pulls and why certain ones don’t make the cut.

  143. KeriAnn
    KeriAnn says:

    I’m new to sewing and quilting, so I like blogs with clear tutorials that include LOTS of pictures!

  144. Jayne
    Jayne says:

    I love blogs that share WIP’s and the finished product, I love funny blog…sense of humor is a plus and tutorials are great too!

  145. Evie H
    Evie H says:

    Having just found your blog, I’ve signed up to get inspiration and to see what the pros are doing. =) Thanks for the giveaway.

  146. Cara WIlls
    Cara WIlls says:

    I come back based upon the bloggers style. If I see pics of fabric and pattern choices that I would like, I will visit them for at least three months so that I can get a good feel.

  147. Pam
    Pam says:

    I usually discover blogs through links from other blogs. I love beautiful inspiring pictures and I love writers with a sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway! Gray is a fabulous ingredient!

  148. Mara Cockman
    Mara Cockman says:

    I love the pics and tutorials, but mostly I enjoy feeling connected to other quilters.

  149. Kellie S.
    Kellie S. says:

    Several things keep me coming back. Writing is a big one. I love a quirky, funny style of writing. I also love tutorials and pattern reviews all with lots of pics.

  150. Gaila C
    Gaila C says:

    I love looking at blogs to give me inspiration and ideas of my next project to tackle.

  151. KimR
    KimR says:

    Honestly, all of the above! I love seeing finished projects because it gives me ideas and introduces me to new patterns, color combos, etc. I also love tutorials. I just put my first binding on by combining steps from two tutorials from two different blogs.

  152. Melanie
    Melanie says:

    The main reason I follow blogs is for the inspiration. Nothing makes me want to sew than seeing other’s projects.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  153. SusanM
    SusanM says:

    My favourite blogs are written by collectives which means there is a variety of perspectives and topics. While I like lots of photos, I’m most likely to return if the blogger has a sense of humour.

  154. Diana M
    Diana M says:

    Tutorials are nice but I love seeing other people’s projects – they can be so inspiring!

  155. Jill R.
    Jill R. says:

    I like to follow blogs for tutorials and inspiration for new techniques I’d like to try on future quilts

  156. Rachel
    Rachel says:

    I love lots of photos in blogs. Especially of projects from start to finish to see them along the way. The more detail, the better!

  157. Nicole J
    Nicole J says:

    I love all the projects posted. Such inspiration! Very few young quilters where I am from so it’s nice to read about other people sewing around nap times and after kids are in bed. Makes me feel like I belong 🙂

  158. Hayley S
    Hayley S says:

    I love blogs for inspiration photos. Especially how others bundle their fabric, I like seeing the combinations others come up with

  159. Jessy
    Jessy says:

    I’m a sucker for a good photo, but I always love an interesting writer. For instance I follow a home design/DIY blog called Young House Love, and they can get pretty wordy, but are great writers, interesting people and have a fantastic sense of humour, so even if they didn’t post many pictures (they do!) I would still come back.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  160. Kelleigh
    Kelleigh says:

    The thing that keeps me coming back to a blog is the feeling that I know the person, not just what the person sews. I like to see what happens when you try something new and it didn’t go as planned but you showed me anyway so I don’t have to go through the same thing. I like to see the mess before and the cleaned up space after while I sit in my mess and congratulate you for getting it done.

  161. Kelleigh
    Kelleigh says:

    I love following your blog and am glad that you are enjoying some time with your beautiful newest little one.

  162. ikkinlala
    ikkinlala says:

    I love tutorials, but I know it’s a lot of work to make them. I also love writing that explains the reasons behind the choices – the ‘lite version’ of tutorials, I guess.

  163. Allison Knaus
    Allison Knaus says:

    I certainly love photos of completed projects, or just works in progress, because it gets the gears in my mind turning about how I could use a similar color combination, quilt layout, etc and I keep some images on an ever-growing word document to be sure I don’t loose track of the beautiful pictures.

  164. Melanie Sim
    Melanie Sim says:

    Wow you sure sound busy!

    I keep coming back to a blog based on the finished projects of a person. I like to see their style and individuality expressed in their work, to be in awe and inspired by their creativity.

  165. Angie
    Angie says:

    I just love reading and seeing what other quilters are working on to get ideas for quilts to make myself. Tutorials are awesome too! Thanks!

  166. Delores Wagg
    Delores Wagg says:

    Love the grey fabrics….. and would love to win!!
    I like blogs that show up to date projects, lots of photos, tutorials and a bit of personal life!!

  167. Blythe
    Blythe says:

    I love getting color and design inspiration from the photos on blogs. I always return when I like the finished products that are photographed. And, I’ve learned almost everything from tutorials, so that’s definitely a big bonus! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  168. Bj Bevins
    Bj Bevins says:

    I like color, funny and pets, people who use lots of color, tell funny stories and have pet stories, bring me back every time.

  169. Rina
    Rina says:

    I enjoy blogs that have tutorials, lots of pics and someone with a fun personality who shares a little of their everyday life.

  170. Rachell R
    Rachell R says:

    pretty pretty! I recently found out that grey is a great neutral and background and spotlight fabric too!
    I keep returning to a blog for lots of reasons….something that I feel I have a connection with the blog, like something personal we have in common, or common quilting styles. There might be patterns or designs that attract me, that I want to try, too.

  171. Janice Kinshella
    Janice Kinshella says:

    Love your blocks and I am working on a black, white and grey quilt so this would be wonderful. I love seeing new ways to quilt and shortcuts.

  172. Robyn Meza
    Robyn Meza says:

    I find I go back to blogs that have tutorials and quilt alongs. I also love blogs that show works in progress and write about things that inspire me to get off my butt and create.

  173. Nicole
    Nicole says:

    I don‘t have a lot of quilting books so I get most of my quilting inspiration from the pictures I see on the internet, the tutorials are also always interesting!

  174. rainjerette
    rainjerette says:

    I like to read blogs for inspiration. I enjoy seeing what other people make (or fail to make), their experiences with crafting and life, and their humor.

  175. Nicole M.
    Nicole M. says:

    I find myself going back to blogs that have simple, inspiring messages. And tutorials for easy sewing projects for beginners like myself.

  176. Josefina
    Josefina says:

    I only started reading blogs when I caught the hexagon fever in January. I wanted to learn more about english paper piecing. So, I suppose, I read blogs for tips, and tricks, inspiration and tutorials. Thank you for the chance to win.

  177. Allison D
    Allison D says:

    I really like projects and tutorials on quilty or sewing things, that are clear and make it look easy even when it might not be. Grammar counts too! I cringe when I see alot or their instead of there. Silly, I know, but that’s just me.

  178. Angelia
    Angelia says:

    As a new quilter I enjoy blogs that have a good mixture of tutorials, inspiration, and humor. Thank you!

  179. Fran
    Fran says:

    I like blogs that post fairly regularly, with photos of works in progress & fabric purchases. I really like to see people’s sewing area set-ups & photos of fabric stashes are great too. I love a tutorial as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  180. Tammi
    Tammi says:

    I love blogs that offer inspiration and tutorials- that inspire me to try new things and make me feel “That’s cool and I could do that!”

  181. tusen
    tusen says:

    I think I return most to blogs which have a mixture of what you’ve listed. I like seeing not only finished projects but also works in progress and read about the process, the choices etc. If someone wants to share how they do things in a tutorial, that’s great too – that’s how I’ve learnt to sew in the first place. And probably since I’m not very good at sharing a bit of personal life on my blog, I’m drawn to those who can do it.
    So, thank you for sharing the lovely family photos with your new baby girl.

  182. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    For me its real life that makes me come back. The projects are lovely, but there has to be something behind it all that I relate too somehow I guess

  183. naomi ward
    naomi ward says:

    I think it’s a combination of factors. Nice writing style that you can understand, lots of inspiration with what they’re working on, but the willingness to share tips and tricks.

  184. Jen
    Jen says:

    I love blogs with very well done pictures of tutorials. There’s nothing worse than trying to guess what someone means when they’re giving directions on how to make something! Pictures all the way! 🙂

  185. jacqueline
    jacqueline says:

    I come back to a blog for specific tutorials, projects I can follow along or new patterns. With a 1.5 year old around and number two on the way, I unfortunately don’t have much time to follow blogs on a regular basis. 🙁

  186. Gemma
    Gemma says:

    I read blogs for the visual inspiration and to read about the process. I love hearing about how people choose quilting designs, why they select a certain colour palette, that kind of thing 🙂 thanks for a great giveaway!

  187. Alli
    Alli says:

    I like reading blogs that show off pretty projects and have a sense of humor. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  188. KT
    KT says:

    I love seeing and hearing about the process of projects, not just the finished product.

  189. Judy W
    Judy W says:

    I love blogs for their beautiful pictures, their tutorials, and their quilt alongs. I also like to look at projects that are easy to make and anyone can do it. Thanks for the chance.!

  190. Sarah Yurcek
    Sarah Yurcek says:

    Grays–LOVE them!!! I follow bloggers who are interesting, and who do similar things that I do! I like to pull some inspiration from the great crafting blogs out there!

  191. Abby
    Abby says:

    I come back when I find things that inspire me. I love finding things I could see myself making or things I simply need to make. Thanks

  192. Rosanna Bontrager
    Rosanna Bontrager says:

    The writer style of writing and also their style of quilts. I lean more towards scrap quilting. Some blogs it’s more artsy.

  193. Martina
    Martina says:

    Pictures of projects in work and tutorials. But I also love to get to know the blogwriters, as I do not have quilting friends around. So the blogs are a bit my quiltcircle, lol!

  194. Janine
    Janine says:

    While I, of course, love seeing photos of finished projects and the tutorials to make new bags and quilts and quilt blocks, what really brings me back to my favorite blogs is the personalization. Like how you start this post by telling about your new baby (congratulations, by the way! I missed hearing your news while I was offline and moving house.). A nice mix of friendly personalization and sewing goodness makes for the perfect blog.

  195. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    Always starts with inspiration and then I stay if I feel I’ve connected to the writer.

  196. Janine
    Janine says:

    I’m a happy e-mail follower again! Had to sign off while I was offline, but now I’m back. I’m so happy to hear your good baby news! Congratulations!

  197. Teresa
    Teresa says:

    I love good photos and the odd tutorial. It also helps when the blogger has a unique personality that shines through.
    Teresa x

  198. grapes and hearts
    grapes and hearts says:

    I like fresh modern quilts/ projects. I feel that I love to come back to bloggers that inspire me with their approach of fresh and modern. Good photos are a must-have. And a nice format to read. Some bloggers use types that are difficult to read and some post are in a weird format to read in a RSS reader. And I also like if a blogger shares a bit of her/ his life. A bit. Somehow I like bloggers better that write occasionally to bloggers that write daily (without having much to say). Sorry, that was a lengthy answer, didn’t mean to bore you with my thoughts :o)
    Thanks for the chance to win this great bundle!

  199. Becky Greene
    Becky Greene says:

    What a wonderful bundle of fabric!! Gray is my absolute fave! I come back to a blog because that maker’s style matches or challenges my own. I love tips and tricks and tutorials, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  200. Sigrid
    Sigrid says:

    I love to see pictures of what other people create, and I love tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win!

  201. Holly
    Holly says:

    That’s a great question, and something I wonder about with my own blog. Do I do enough tutorials, etc? But really, I think if I like seeing someone’s finished projects, I don’t need a ton of tutorials to keep me coming back, I just like the inspiration. So good photos of finished projects.

  202. Lauren aka Giddy99
    Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    Pictures of quilts, block patterns (especially paper-pieced stars or geometric shapes) and quilting/sewing tips and tricks keep me coming back! 🙂

  203. Lori
    Lori says:

    What amkes me come back to a blog? That is a very good question! I think it is a combination of things. Some magnets for sure are beautiful photos and tutorials. Writing, not necessarily. Unless it is really good writing but then I would still need the pics. And probably another good one, which I really need to do for my blog is posts every other day or every day.

  204. Jacklynn
    Jacklynn says:

    I go back to blogs that have something new at least weekly, if not I don’t keep them on my list. I like tutorials and free patterns, and lots of step-by-step pictures.

  205. Michelle Harrison
    Michelle Harrison says:

    I never thought of myself as a visual person, but I am attracted to great photography especially if it is a step-by-step accompaniment for a well-written tutorial.

  206. Dee
    Dee says:

    I like blogs for the writing, tutorials, lots piccys, shared interests. I have stopped following blogs for too much sponsor posts, moving adds (too distracting), lack of personal content.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  207. Tammy
    Tammy says:

    I love pictures & tutorials and works in progress. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway.

  208. julia c
    julia c says:

    I like blogs that have great photos and tutorials, what kind depends on what craft I am doing, I dont like ones that tell a book’s worth of text in one post, I’m more of a visual person!

  209. Sewing Princess
    Sewing Princess says:

    Thanks for asking such an interesting question! I look at the photos and the type of project the person makes and their style. I also love reading the stories behind a project and tricks on the pattern (I mainly sew garments). By the way…I love grey! Thanks for hosting this giveaway

  210. Candace Henderson
    Candace Henderson says:

    I return to blogs with there are tutorials or recipes that I love. Especially when it is pinterest worthy and I use it over and over

  211. snips
    snips says:

    I come back to blogs for any number of reasons… but i do love blogs that have some humor in them. If you can make me laugh or even giggle, i’ll be back. I also love bits of personal life kind of stuff, i find it helps to relate better with someone when you know a bit about them!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  212. Renee
    Renee says:

    I love grey as a neutral! Never made a white quilt to date! I come back based on nice photos, projects/quilts I like and can relate to, easy-to-read writing.

  213. Michelle
    Michelle says:

    There are different reasons i come back to a blog depending on the blog….sometimes it is the writing style that makes me laugh and I want to see what new things they are up to. Sometimes it is the tutorials….especially the ones I use over and over again. And sometimes it is to see what new projects or fabric lines are coming out.

  214. Justina McBride
    Justina McBride says:

    Two things that really bring me back to a blog are tutorials and inspiring pictures of completed projects. I love tutorials that are either teaching me a new sewing skill or showing me how to complete a new project (I love purse, home decor, and apparel projects).

  215. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    I follow blogs that consistently have projects in patterns and colors that catch my eye!

  216. Tegan
    Tegan says:

    I generally look to blogs for inspiration and ideas, as well as the occasional technique advice.

  217. Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith says:

    I really love to see tutes and inspiring pictures

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

  218. Jeana
    Jeana says:

    I love blogs that have lots of pictures – I don’t have a lot of time to sew but I DO have a desk job that lends itself to looking at all the beautiful things other people are sewing!

  219. The Mrs.
    The Mrs. says:

    I love quilting blogs and ones with lots of color. But the most important thing is one that posts often. Keeps me wanting more and more. Thanks for the chance to win.

  220. Danielle
    Danielle says:

    Tutorials and tips, as well as trouble-shooting. I’m a self-taught sewer/quilter so I appreciate all there is to find online.

  221. Chacoy
    Chacoy says:

    Not only tips and tutorials with great pictures but he extra help for beginners! And personal stories, pictures I love knowing your human too!
    Thank you for the opportunity(;

  222. Katy
    Katy says:

    For me, it’s a combination of feeling like the writer and I would hit it off in real life, how well they write, and how much I look at their recent projects and fall in love – while it’s nice to find one that ticks all three boxes for me, if my first impression is that they score particularly highly on any one element, I’m likely to follow them. If they score on more than one element, I’m likely to come back regularly and comment. NB, having been watching the Big Bang Theory with my engineer OH, I feel the need to specify that I don’t actually give numerical scores!

  223. Bethany
    Bethany says:

    I come back for two reasons. I like to feel like I know the person a bit….not just crafts and sales-pitches, but just the ups and downs of life. I also of course love tutorials. For me I like the tutorials that are specific such as this is who I did this block or zippers for this project. make sense? Thanks!

  224. Denise
    Denise says:

    I come back for the writing. If it feels honest or I can totally relate, I’ll be back. My favourite blogs have great writing, a few photos and a realistic view on both projects and life.

  225. Denise
    Denise says:

    I have cruised 3 months worth of old posts, and I’ve signed up for the email alerts. Thank you for your words!

  226. joan s
    joan s says:

    I love blogs that feature great writing, inspirational photos, and usually a little hint about family or food! thanks for the chance to win this sweet prize. I love grey too and have been collecting pieces for a while.

  227. T
    T says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love seeing WIP turn into finished items – tutorials of any kind are great…

  228. T
    T says:

    I’m a follower via rss reader. Your road trip along is cute – it was enough to get me to follow (even if I won’t be able to participate this year – maybe next – I’d still like to see yours and other peoples results).

  229. NanaSusan
    NanaSusan says:

    I come back to blogs that offer real life advice on techniques, have a bit of real life personal trials because none of us are perfect but we can learn from each other and, of course, eye candy of those finished projects!

  230. Anna L
    Anna L says:

    Common interests, lots of pictures, and tutorials about either techniques or home items or bags are great on blogs I read. Thanks!

  231. K
    K says:

    I tend to be fond of inspirational ideas (colors, styles, anything), tutorials, and pattern drafting, but a lot of time it’s the personality of the blogger that really hooks me.

  232. Savannagal
    Savannagal says:

    Inspiration is probably first. I love seeing everything everyone makes. But I’m also a beginner, so I love really detailed tutorials with lots and lots of close up photos.

  233. Marilize
    Marilize says:

    I love grey as a background colour as well. It makes the brights pop doesn’t it?

    I come back to a blog if it’s a space of inspiration and relaxation. I just got into blogging myself, so will have a read through the comments to pick up some pointers 🙂

    Thank you for a great giveaway and the chance to win

  234. Becky in Georgia
    Becky in Georgia says:

    I like a blog with lots of photos and less “wordiness.” Hope that makes sense. I’m reading book 3 in the Shades of Grey trilogy. Thanks for sharing! Good luck with your newborn!

  235. Allison C
    Allison C says:

    The pictures are the biggest draw for me. I like getting inspiration for new colors combos and patterns I likely wouldn’t pick out on my own.

  236. Kat
    Kat says:

    Grey is my favourite neutral. It really makes jewel tones pop in contrast!

    I like seeing detail photos of things, either in progress or finished items. I also really like reading about decision making processes! Like, why you thought certain fabrics and pattern were a great match, or how you chose to put something together. Too many blogs make it look too easy!

  237. Stephanie from CT
    Stephanie from CT says:

    I usually come back to a blog b/c of tutorials, or simpler how to;s and tips. Also, a work in progress. I like to get new ideas.

    (I am usually attracted to a new blog either from a link from another blog, or a giveaway tho)

  238. Christine Vorpahl
    Christine Vorpahl says:

    I usually find blogs through links. I love blogs with good photos, and find inspiration, ideas and supplies through them.

  239. becky derry
    becky derry says:

    This is a great variety Thank-you for the chance.Articles and tutorials are what keeps me hooked advice& inspiration.Before I sign up for sites I always go through tutorails and past articles anyway again Thank-you for the great give away chance Becky

  240. Alison
    Alison says:

    I love those fabrics! I follow blogs for inspiration and tutorials (sewing and quilting). I especially love bag tutorials – I love all bags.

  241. Alison
    Alison says:

    Great fabrics! I follow blogs for inspiration and tutorials. I love bag tutorials and quilting tutorials. Not that I’m a quilter, but I aspire to be one day!

  242. jmniffer
    jmniffer says:

    I am new to your blog. I follow those with tutorials, tips and process photos. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  243. Madeleine
    Madeleine says:

    I enjoy blogs with good inspirational photos and that seem more real. Thanks for the giveaway!

  244. Suzee
    Suzee says:

    Love that fabric… I love tutorials,, and love a sense of humor in a blog.. I like to laugh and for someone to make me laugh keeps me coming back! Thank you!

  245. Georgia
    Georgia says:

    I always come back for tutorials – anything crafty or home-improvement. But I also enjoy bloggers who have a fun or funny writing style!
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

  246. Melankalia
    Melankalia says:

    More and more I like blogs that feature works in progress. It just seems a bit more personal somehow.

  247. Binks
    Binks says:

    I’m a sucker for tutorials, but get hooked on quilt/sew a-longs. That’s a sure fire way to get me coming back. Also I really appreciate reviews on anything quilt related (books, tools, batting, thread, etc).

  248. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    I love to read blogs that post frequently, have lots of inspiration or wip posts, and tutorials are icing on the cake. Thanks for the giveaway!

  249. Waverlee
    Waverlee says:

    I’m new to your blog but I follow blogs to see finished quilts and I also love tutorials 🙂

  250. Janet A
    Janet A says:

    I love the inspiration, projects, QAL’s and challenge to try new things. Bloggers are so generous and share their talents with others.

  251. Bellamy
    Bellamy says:

    I love fabric!! The more funky and fun the better, so when I find blogs that can combine my love of everything funky with unique and creative style. I’m hooked forever!!!

  252. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Photos are a big draw for me as well as inspirational projects and well written (and illustrated) tutorials.

  253. quiltmom anna
    quiltmom anna says:

    I like a blog that the writer shares a bit about them as well as has some pictures of things that they are doing. I also like to check out tutorials for projects.. I guess I come back to those quilters that I have made connections. It is the connections that are the most important.
    Thanks for the chance to win those lovely grays. I don’t have many grey fabrics in my stash so neutrals are greatly appreciated.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna

  254. Holly
    Holly says:

    I come back for tutorials and inspiration but having said that they need to well written (can’t stand poor proofreading) and visually appealing.

    I love grey too!

  255. Nancy M
    Nancy M says:

    Cheery blog with new quilting tutorials and inspirational Photos. Just like yours!

  256. Joyce Mitchell
    Joyce Mitchell says:

    Pictures, tutorials (I like everything), how-to’s = what I enjoy about quilt blogs the most. Thanks for the chance to win.

  257. Natasha
    Natasha says:

    The blogs that I come back to usually have beautiful photos, not a lot of clutter, and love to do the same things as me (sew clothes for their kids, cook, ramble about their life, etc).

  258. sandra
    sandra says:

    I like to see what others are making, but what has me really coming back is a cheerful writing style with a bit of humour!

  259. Carri
    Carri says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the tutorials – sewing – with patterns, etc. are always great!!!

  260. Annette H.
    Annette H. says:

    I’m very much a visual learner. I LOVE tutorials and to see people’s finished products. I’m also a new quilter, so I want to do it all!! 🙂

  261. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    I come back to a blog with decent writing, inspiring and easy-to-make-out project photos, and an easily navigable layout. Nothing has to be fancy or professional- just clean, neat, and easy to look at on my phone (my main internet browsing device!).

  262. Carla G
    Carla G says:

    I love blogs that have great photos of projects, organization ideas, tutorials, tips & hints. As a newer quilter, anything that helps me learn is fabulous. 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  263. Karen
    Karen says:

    Hi, i’m in the UK can i take part? I love grey too, i have a few stashed for a project later in the year. I love bright modern quilt designs, i like photo heavy posts and tutorials :o)

  264. Alison
    Alison says:

    Well I shall be revisiting your blog to find out how to make that book block! I revisit a blog if the posts are about things I like and it matches my style or teaches me lots of new things.

  265. SewLindaAnn
    SewLindaAnn says:

    What keeps me going back and/or staying is the content. I like feeling connected somehow maybe not to them personally but to the craft. I like for there to be some free projects, although I do support paid ones. Good pictures, and inspiration.

  266. Sue
    Sue says:

    I guess what keeps me coming back to my favorite blogs is that person’s writing style & sense of humor. I love making that connection with someone that I feel would be my friend if we chanced to meet in real life instead of just cyber-land.

  267. Jeannie D
    Jeannie D says:

    I love tutorials with photos and fun projects. I agree with another comment that it’s the writing and personality of the blogger that keeps you coming back.

  268. Heidi
    Heidi says:

    I am currently cuddlying my 4 week old, so I totally get your desire for some sewing and blogging time!

    Photography and an interesting writing style keep me coming back to my favorite blogs 🙂

  269. Geneva
    Geneva says:

    I come back for the details such as pictures, lessons learned, and lots of tutorials!

  270. Kim
    Kim says:

    I pin my favorite blog posts and revisit them from time to time. My favorites are usually instructive posts…that could be quilt alongs or tutorials. I also like inspiring photos…If I see a quilt I love or a fabric line I want or a new book, etc…I will pin it so I can easily find it again. Thanks for asking and thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  271. Kim
    Kim says:

    I’m a new follower by email. Thanks for participating in the giveaway and for such a thoughtful tidbit.

  272. Beth T.
    Beth T. says:

    Because I can’t wait to see the pattern for your book block, I am now an enthusiastic follower.

  273. Monique Belmer
    Monique Belmer says:

    I love following blogs with great tutorials. Ones that make it easy to understand and that are clear and precise!

  274. Kylie C
    Kylie C says:

    I love pictures- both of finished works and those in progress! Tutorials are nice but the pictures and dialogue keep me coming back to a blog.

  275. BlueFan
    BlueFan says:

    As I am a beginner in sewing and quilting, tutorials help me a lot to get ideas and how to visualize and practice at the same time… Thank you all bloggers for your effort to help the newcomers like me 🙂 🙂

  276. Lholy-chan
    Lholy-chan says:

    Thank you for this nice giveaway! It’s hard to put into words exactly what makes me come back to a blog. I guess it’s a mix of several things: a writing that speaks to me, projects that inspire me (I mainly sew clothes so I tend to follow blogs that talk at least partly about garment sewing). Nice pictures help of course. Tutorials are nice but not the first reason why I follow a blog.

  277. Lindsay L
    Lindsay L says:

    tutorials, especially technique like paper piecing, draw me back to a blog. also, lots of pictures, and humor goes a long way too!

  278. Carrie O
    Carrie O says:

    I like blogs that have clear tutorials, have pictures of projects that are things I can see enjoying or finding useful in our home, or items that others would enjoy receiving as gifts. I enjoy learning from others, and catching tips from ones who got there before I did and learned something really handy AND wants to share it.

  279. Alisa
    Alisa says:

    I keep coming back to blogs that showcase a variety of crafts and recipes. I love to peek in to the way others parent, sew and cook for their families.

  280. Faye
    Faye says:

    For me, it’s photos and a variety of sewing projects. I like to see lots of photos, and I get frustrated when the photos aren’t varied enough to show me all of the details of a project — I like to see a couple of photos that show the full project, plus some close-up photos so I can see the details of the quilting. And, of course, good writing always helps!

  281. Tamie
    Tamie says:

    First of all, congratulations on the new baby. I have three girls too. I like all the things you mentioned on a blog but mostly, I want to get to know the person too. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  282. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    I love the grey! Right now I’m working on a grey + purple flanellette quilt which is super-simple, but is also going to be super cozy!

    I’d love to win! Although I don’t DO it when I blog – most of the blogs I love have start-to-finish projects… showing off the inspiration, the work-in-progress, and the finished versions – sometimes all in one post, but sometimes spread out over several. It’s wonderful to follow along!

  283. Janet
    Janet says:

    I like a blog that is down home and friendly. I’m not interested in reading blogs that are all about advertising a person’s shop or book or whatever. And when I leave a comment on a blog and don’t get a response (of course things like giveaway days are an exception) then I am not that likely to stick around.

  284. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    Hi Em, I like following blogs for inspiration and works in progress. I will always return to see the finished product! Many thanks for a chance to win your fab fabrics.

  285. Maya
    Maya says:

    I come back to blogs mostly for the pictures of projects in all stages. I love to see quilts, bags and even clothing.

  286. kellylynn
    kellylynn says:

    For me to return to a blog it is mostly the writing and the voice of the blogger. I like to feel like we are in a conversation together. Also the visual aspect helps keep me there, if it is too cluttered with stuff I don’t like coming back.

  287. Richard Healey
    Richard Healey says:

    What keeps me coming back is great projects. I follow so may blogs I cant read them all so i troll for great pictures some project that stands out to me and then read those blog post. Oh and a easy way to follow though RSS or GFC

  288. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    Tutorials are the biggest attraction for me but I love seeing people’s WIPs and then the finished projects.

  289. DebbieKL
    DebbieKL says:

    Love Amy Schimler! I love tutorials on blogs with lots of great photos. These days I’m mostly into clothing for young kiddos.

  290. Joan Old
    Joan Old says:

    I like the blogger to have a conversational tone, something I am not good at in writing. I also like inspirational projects and seeing them progress from the fabric pull to the finished product.

  291. Rachel A
    Rachel A says:

    I love tutorials for ‘new’ things or more interesting projects. “-a-longs” also are fun, whether sewing, quilt or crafting. Also I like coming back if the sense of humor of the blogger is something I can relate to.

  292. Ruth
    Ruth says:

    I come back to a blog that shows finished projects that appeal to me. Quilting blogs that have a lot of non-sewing related posts eventually get cleaned out of my reader unless I know the person (and am therefore more interested in those things).

  293. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Much as I love great photos and tutorials I think it is the tone of the blog as a whole that keeps me reading. I’m not bothered if someone posts daily on once a month as long as it is interesting and engaging.

  294. Larissa
    Larissa says:

    So cute! I love tutorials, but most of all a light, humorous atmosphere (not too “stuffy”) 🙂

  295. JenB
    JenB says:

    Regular posts, information on what patterns and fabrice were used and updates on projects that are being made.

  296. MarciaW
    MarciaW says:

    I return to blogs that have quilting tutorials, inspirational quilt photos, a bit of humor, and snippets of interesting things happening in the quilty world. Plus, I am a huge sucker for giveaways. A giveaway is when I usually take the time to read posts all around the giveaway post and catchup on news. Keeping it real with some info about family life is Kool too.

  297. Lisa E
    Lisa E says:

    I like blogs where people share some of their personal life. I like good writing and good photos (HATE fuzzy pictures). Posts about WIPs and the thought process intrigue me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  298. Robin
    Robin says:

    I love looking at other peoples finishes for inspiration but I also like a good tutorial. I really love sew alongs too!

  299. Diann Cornell
    Diann Cornell says:

    I love a blog that has interesting projects and where the blogger shares some of her life, not just quilting.

  300. Yisrayah
    Yisrayah says:

    I think I go back to blogs, because of the inspirational sayings, the layout, the tutorials and the information and creativity I can get.

  301. Fran
    Fran says:

    I think it’s a combination. Tutorials are nice, but if I want to make something I can search for one….so I guess they need to be engaging tutorials that help me learn a new skill and are well done so I can figure them out. I also like to feel connection with the blogger, to be invested and to feel they are invested and care at least a bit about me. I don’t need to know marriage details, but I would like to get to know you, why you create, how did you get from point A to B, some encouragement and inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway.

  302. Jenny
    Jenny says:

    I would say good photography — I don’t even know why — and finished projects that generally use the fabrics I love, whether I own them or not. Thanks for pulling together this bundle, and for the chance!

  303. Mary Stephens
    Mary Stephens says:

    I return to sewing blogs that have a cheerful writing style with a bit of humor, tutorials for fairly easy projects and quilting blocks and good photos, and projects that appeal to my taste. 🙂

  304. Victoria
    Victoria says:

    I like to have a sense of the author of the blog: likes, dislikes, experience with topics. I really come to “visit” a blog and I love to leave with some fresh inspiration.

  305. Ginny G.
    Ginny G. says:

    I love blogs for inspiration and instruction. I am a new sewer so it really helps me when I see what others may have struggled with on a project and the solutions they used.

  306. Kimberlier
    Kimberlier says:

    Love blogs that post finished projects and tutorials. Very helpful for a new quilter like me.

  307. Nicole Sender
    Nicole Sender says:

    Finished projects and tutorials with good photos are what I look for when I return to a quilting blog.

  308. Suzanne
    Suzanne says:

    I come back to a bog for tutorials for quilts and sewing for children. I am also drawn to photos and inspirational writing.
    Thank you for the chance to win
    Suzanne dot Jourdan at gmail dot com

  309. Patty Poe
    Patty Poe says:

    I’m a new blogger so I’m still learning the ropes, but I love getting ideas for simple quilts since I’m still a newbie! I love the grays you’re giving away.

  310. Kristy
    Kristy says:

    Thanks for the chance!

    I love tutorials….especially sewing, but I’m hoping to learn to quilt soon and I also like good crafts to do with my kids and easy recipes. 🙂

  311. Claire
    Claire says:

    I love following blogs to see what people are up to. I love a good photo or two of WIPs and finished items and I love a tutorial. Thanks.

  312. Lia
    Lia says:

    I generally like when people show off what they made and don’t hesitate to also show where they messed up and how they were able to fix their mistakes.
    I mean, we all learn from our mistakes and if we show them, then it may prevent others from doing the same 🙂

  313. Ellen
    Ellen says:

    I love to see works in progress and tips and techniques. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  314. BreannaS
    BreannaS says:

    I usually come back to a blog that has interesting content and that I feel connected to. I enjoy reading about recipes, animals, crafting and family life.

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