You can take the straightforward 'make a comment' path for one entry or there are loads of more challenging options to gain extra entries. This is my entry and you should shoot over there too. I know that reduces my odds of winning but quilters are kind like that :)
The giveaway ends at on 28 May at 9.00 pm CMT so you've plenty of time.
"Writing a story, on your blog, about My most embarrassing moment quilting or not."
Well, it's got to be my most embarrassing quilting moment as I couldn't possibly share my most embarrassing ever in my whole life moment. Although if I win the AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter I promise I will - how about that for an incentive to choose me Kelly?
Okay, I've only been quilting for about four years so I've obviously got a lot to learn but I tend to be a "let's just give it a go" sort of person rather than a "let's read the instructions carefully and then get started" sort of person. I had gathered a good selection of quilting magazines and one or two books but hadn't really read them particularly carefully. No, untrue, I hadn't read them at all.
So, I get started on my third ever quilt which is also my first quilt which will have traditional blocks in it. My first quilt was an attempt at stained glass and my second a bargello for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary (it came out okay, a lot of love and not much skill in it).
I'm cutting fabric into little pieces and sewing them back together and it's taking a long time. Hmm, I reckon what I could do is sew one after another together in a long strip without removing them from the machine and then I could snip them apart. This would save time and thread. It's a good idea, it works really well and I'm feeling pleased with myself.
So smug and pleased with myself in fact that I decide it would be a good idea to share my wonderful technique with the quilting world at large and later that day I sit down at my computer to type an email to British Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.
I am eternally grateful to the God of Red Faces that while looking for the email address of P&Q magazine I came upon their regular "In a Nutshell" page and noticed a little section headed, "CHAIN PIECING".
I didn't send the email and this is the finished quilt!