Monday, 6 May 2013

Giveaway Day!

 Happy May 6th and welcome to Telltale Thread's giveaway!

I've been a crafter for a looonnngg time and over the years I have amassed many, many crafting items.  Some things I bought because they were pretty, other things I bought because they seemed useful, other things I just. had. to. have. for no good reason.  I know I'm not the only craft supply hoarder out there.  Raise your hand and let me stop feeling like a weirdo!

Anyway, the silver lining to the cloud of my overspending is that I know I will never get around to using most some of what I have crowding my craft space, so I offer some of it to one lucky reader.  My current focus is on quilts, clothing and toys for my Etsy shop so I've culled a few things from the cupboards to get someone else started on their own hoarding crafting experience.


All of the things!

I've tried my hand at a number of different kinds of crafts over the years and I'm offering a little range of different kits and supplies for projects that you may not have given a go before. We've got: from Spikey Designs, a Kookaburra quilt pattern (baby size quilt); a flower fairy cross stitch from Janlynn; a Make Your Own paper bird kit that I bought at the Red Hill Market outside Melbourne, Australia; a fat quarter (18x22) of beautiful floral batik; and an alphabet mini-stamp set.

All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment (make sure there is an email attached in some way so that I can contact you!) telling me what your favourite craft is, or what craft you would like to try.  You have until 5pm PST on May 10th to enter.  International readers are welcome to enter, too! 

Don't forget to visit Sew Mama Sew for all of the other great giveaways - so many chances to win!

Copyright 2013. Please do not use any images or words from my work without first asking and being granted approval. Thank you.

99 comments:

  1. It's tough because I like a lot of different crafts. I knit most of all, though. Thanks for the giveaway - the fabric and quilting pattern look super cute. And the stamps- just darling!

    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Your prize shows the range of your interests. Count me in!

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  3. Quilting is definitely my favorite craft :) Thanks!

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  4. Right now my favorite is knitting. So useful and portable. Thanks for hosting!

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  5. I like quilting! But I also make all sorts of other crazy stuff for my house

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  6. Like yourself I've enjoyed many different crafts over the years. Right now I'm quilting, but there is still time to try something new. Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I'm a book binder but I've been sewing up a storm this last year

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  8. My favourite craft is cross stitch, though I'd love to branch out. Count me in! :)

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  9. I love quilting but I also embroider and dabble in some sewing. Thank you for the chance.

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  10. Two crafts - quilting and knitting. Quilting for the friendships I've made through our guild, and knitting for winter and evening craft time.

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  11. 2 for me as well, quilting and knitting, and recently I got a rigid heddle loom and I've been have fun weaving too!

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  12. I love sewing, but I love trying all sorts of crafts!

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  13. I love quilting! It's so addicting!!!
    dazzlingshorty(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I am learning to sew and loving it!

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  15. I think sewing will end up being my favorite but I am a decent crocheter, and have always loved drawing/sketching. I am learning to spin with my daughter, and we will be learning how to dye fabric with a couple of the boys this summer too. And eventually we are going to get started weaving on a small rigid heddle loom. I've been making fabric baskets [coiled w/cotton core]. I love acquiring skills and learning how to make things from scratch.

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  16. Quilting is my favorite craft, but I also loom knit, embroider, make faux stained glass, and build furniture. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  17. Quilting is my favourite, and all parts of it, from cutting the fabric to cutting up the scraps after finishing. I also have a crochet project as sidework.

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  18. Tough choice!
    I used to do a fair bit of cross stitch/long stitch, and started learning to sew again last year.
    I've never tried quilting and think I would like to give that a go, and I've seen a crochet pattern I'm thinking of buying so will need to learn that one day! I just like it idea of giving everything a go that I haven't tried yet :)

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  19. I love to sew! And I think I'll try someday to make some needle felting. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  20. what a beautiful giveaway!

    I'm a cross stitcher .. I have just gotten to Heaven and Earth designs .. that Jana Lynn looks VERY enticing!

    I also quilt, embroider, learning to tatt, I crochet andknit too!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I think my favorite is counted cross stitch. I am just getting into quilting and while I enjoy it, I seem to return to counted cross stitch.

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  22. My favourite craft is knitting, but I would like to give quilting a go.

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  23. Amazing giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.My all time fav is crochet,it is my passion.Have a lovely day.

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  24. My hand is raised you're not alone in your craft hoarding. I am obsessed with quilting right now, it's creative and useful. Thanks.

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  25. Thank you for the chance to win such a variety of craft items.

    I don't have one favourite craft. I knit, sew, quilt, cross stitch and would love to try my hand at tatting one day. Currently, I am alternating between quilting and cross stitch.

    kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

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  26. I do love sewing and cross stitch, but enjoy paper crafts too like cardmaking. Great giveaway!

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  27. Quilting is my favorite at the moment... but I also enjoy making mosaics, knitting, embroidery, beadwork and cross stitch!

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  28. I like to quilt and crochet.
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  29. I'm a quilter, but I'd like to make more fabric dolls. Only made one so far, but I love them.

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  30. Quilting is my favorite; I'd like to try weaving. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. My favourite craft is sewing. I would love to try stained glass.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  32. Oh dear. I like basket making first but lately I have been obsessed with quilting and cloth dollmaking.

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  33. I love all crafsty things! This giveaway is awesome!

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  34. i will try anything crafty at least once! painting, printing, stamping, knitting, crochet... my heart is in sewing.

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  35. My fav craft is sewing! When I was a kid I used to sew alot, but for quite a few years I didn't sew anything. I am so happy I rediscovered it, and especially quilting!!!

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  36. I really love to quilt, but I have always wanted to try embroidery :)

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  37. Thanks for the chance to win! I like quilting.

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  38. My favorite crafts are sewing and bookbinding! Bookbinding actually has some sewing in it too :)

    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. Quilting is my current obsession. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  40. Quilting is my current obsession - I only started last fall and it's been taking up a lot of my free-craft time. Before that, my craft of choice has always been knitting. I've been doing it for almost 20 years now!

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  41. I love sewing and crafts I can do with my daughter

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  42. I do many crafts but my favorite is quilting. Thank you.

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  43. Right now Im into quilting.

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  44. I love sewing and crocheting. Thanks for the chance.

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  45. Ooh, that's difficult because I love so many different crafts. At the moment quilting is my obsession but I also knit, make books occasionally, embroider, make handmade soap and I like trying out other crafts as well. I'm easily distracted! Thanks for the giveaway

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  46. I like quilting, cross stitch and paper crafts! but I love reading about every craft going.

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  47. I love quilting best of all but I am trying to get back into embroidery.

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  48. Sewing is my primary craft, but I'd love to learn to embroider well. My attempts thus far have been a little wonky.
    So generous of you to give away parts of your own crafty stash. I might have an anxiety attack if I tried to do so. ;) Carey

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  49. i LOVE recycling and especially with Linen, branching out with EPP and mini quilts. New Grandkids so lots of nursery projects and my love is cross-stitching.

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  50. I like doing a little bit of everything, but right now I'm excited to play with my new serger.

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  51. I like quilting, but I wish I was better at making my own patterns!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  52. I love sewing felt food and I want to try Sashiko style embroidery!

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  53. I love sewing the most including quilting. So fun!

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  54. My favorite is quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I love to quilt - it is my passion! Thanks for the chance!!

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  56. Thnk you for the chance to enter. My favorite craft is quilting and sewing.

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  57. My favorite craft is embroidery and someday I would like to try jewelry making.

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  58. I love to sew!
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  59. I love modern quilting most of all but I also dabble in a bit of bag & cushion making. I'd love to learn how to cross stitch. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely & quirky crafty items.

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  60. I crochet, scrapbook, and sew quite a bit. I want to get into quilting more-- I love quilts.

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  61. I mostly quilt but also like to make cards.

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  62. What cute stuff!! My favourite craft is sewing. Right now, I am learning to sew clothing and just love it!

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  63. I love cross stitch, but I'd love to try hardanger and some other more complex embroidery.

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  64. I do so many different crafts that I couldn't pick a favorite. The craft I want to try is Needle-turn applique.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  65. My favorite craft hands down is sewing just about anything, particularly clothes for my kids.

    I would love to try making jewelry, as well as bath and body products, especially cold process soaps.

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  66. My favorite craft is by far the first I ever learned - cross-stitch. It feeds my need for order in a world of chaos with its aida cloth and numbered flosses. But, do I stitch much? Nope - too fascinated with quilting at the moment.

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  67. I've dabbled in a bit of everything (paper-making, cross-stitch, sewing, crochet, knitting), but my favorite and stand-by is knitting. I do many other thigns, but I always come back to knitting.

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  68. I have loved quilting, since I started 18 years ago. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  69. My fave craft is anything I can do with my kids - crayons and paper are at the top of that list :)

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  70. Quilting is my craft of choice.

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  71. My current favorite craft is sewing and I recently got some needle felting supplies that I want to try.

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  72. Haha, your "All of the things!" caption reminded me of Hyperbole and a Half. I like sewing, and right now I'm focusing on quilting. I used to paint, though, and scrapbook. Really, I don't usually turn down a craft.

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  73. I enjoy sewing the most but I find myself making cards more often because they're smaller tasks and easier with my weird chunks of free time.

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  74. I've been knitting but I would like to get back to sewing. I've never tried spinning and I might like to try that.

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  75. I like sewing the most. I also embroider and crochet. I hope to pass these interests down to my grandkids.

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  76. Sewing but I'd love to embroider and know all those stitches, thanks! leightim83@yahoo.com

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  77. I love to sew, crochet and embroider. Have tried many things through the years.

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  78. My favorite craft is quilting, thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I would love to try knitting again. And I used to cross stitch, it would be fun to do that again!

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  80. I like quilting and jewelry making best, but my frinds and I do craft parties where we try new things. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  81. I've had a go at quite a few too, but sewing related crafts - quilts, bags, mug rugs, and table toppers - are what I spend most of my time on now!

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  82. I love to sew clothing and bags and am learning to quilt. I'd love to learn how to tat - I think that is the neatest thing that they do with the tatting shuttle. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  83. I would love to learn how to serge! I think it would change my look at making clothes for my wee ones! Thank you! kerihag at yahoo dot com

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  84. As any crafter can testify, commiting to just one craft is very difficult......
    Impossible, if you ask me.
    I love sewing but I also love all the other crafty things I've picked up over the years....and I'd love to learn so many more...
    For example, I'd really like to learn to crochet!

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  85. my problem is I have too many crafts I enjoy....everything from needlework, quilting, knitting to paper arts, art journaling.

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  86. I enjoy several crafts but I'd say that quilting and crosstitch are my favorites.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  87. My favorite is sewing.

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  88. I love different things: sewing, art journaling, ...

    tau(underscore)be(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com
    I love sewing!

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  90. I am a quilter, first and foremost. I'd love those little alphabet stamps to add some text to the wall-hangings I have started making. And, no, you most certainly are not alone in the gathering of crafty things that then sit there, waiting to be put to good use.

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  91. My favorite is cross-stitch and crochet, but I do a little bit of everything.

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