Modern Patchwork Spring Giveaway!

White Diamonds

Sorry for the long silence!  Things get a little crazy around here in the month or so before Quilt Market.  If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (click on the buttons at right to start following), you may have seen a few shots from my retreat with my Handwork friends earlier this week.  Lots of beautiful work being done there!  Even if I’m sewing like crazy to finish that last Quilt Market project, it is still such a blessing to be able to spend time with dear friends doing something we all love.

So, on to the Modern Patchwork giveaway!  Aren’t the colorful projects on the cover fun – Jen Carlton-Bailly’s Capsule quilt makes a perfect backdrop to Ebony Love’s adorable button pillows.

Inside, you can find my White Diamonds table runner (above) as well as great projects and articles from lots of well-known quilters and a few that are new to me (don’t you love discovering new-to-you designers!).

The Shrimp Skewers quilt  by Christine Ravish is definitely one of my favorites.

I have two copies of the magazine to give away to lucky commenters.  Hmmm, what question shall I ask you?  Leave a comment and tell me if you have a preference for PDF or paper patterns.  I’ll choose two winners at random at the end of the day on Monday, May 12.  Don’t forget to leave me an email address so I can contact you!

PS – Be sure to come back on Sunday for the next Sew Solid Sunday!

  • kelly o!
    Posted at 17:26h, 12 May Reply

    Fun giveaway, and that magazine looks terrific!

    I prefer a paper pattern. Sadly, I'm one of those "out of sight, out of mind" people. Which may really just be an excuse to be quite untidy! 😉

    My main reason for paper — we don't have a printer hooked up, so I'd have to go to a print shop to get copies (if needed) made.

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

  • Anne
    Posted at 15:41h, 12 May Reply

    It's very interesting to see that most people prefer PDF patterns. Next question I'm wondering is how many of them actually print the pattern after they download it. I prefer PDF myself, but then I tend to print out certain parts and do hate wasting ink.

  • Shar
    Posted at 05:05h, 12 May Reply

    I like the PDF patterns that way I can print it if I need it. It doesn't waste trees. There are times. That a paper papers is nice to have.

  • Jayne
    Posted at 04:05h, 12 May Reply

    PDF patterns are wonderful! I love having them on my iPad so I can flip back and forth…Such a beautiful cover on the magazine!

  • PT in SC
    Posted at 03:53h, 12 May Reply

    I love PDF patterns. I think they allow the designer more freedom for detailed instructions and illustrations or photos. On the other hand, I do not like wasting paper or ink, so I am not infavor of wide margins or full page pictures. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Lani Glasser
    Posted at 14:03h, 11 May Reply

    PDF is my favorite, because you can start sewing (or planning)right away!

  • Debi6453
    Posted at 13:52h, 11 May Reply

    I am a little old school, I like paper because I like to read through it before I purchase. Definitely a place for pdf, but I'm not willing to completely move on yet!

  • JudyC
    Posted at 13:12h, 11 May Reply

    I like PDF patterns best. If I have to order a pattern, by the times it gets here I am off making new projects and my energy to make that one is gone, at least for a while.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 12:28h, 11 May Reply

    I like both…but I'm an instant gratification person like the Sharon above me! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Allison C
    Posted at 12:08h, 11 May Reply

    I like both, but generally prefer PDF so I don't have to store the paper copies. Plus I always have a backup

  • Sharon Eshlaman
    Posted at 11:23h, 11 May Reply

    I like PDF for instant gratification! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • jeifner
    Posted at 09:19h, 11 May Reply

    I prefer full sized paper versions but it is nice being able to pull up PDF's. I just don't like having to print out like 30 pages to tile and tape together for a full large pattern.

  • Beth
    Posted at 09:00h, 11 May Reply

    Once I got over my knee-jerk "paper pattern" preference, I became a huge fan of PDFs. It's great to have a copy of the pattern always on my laptop, so that if I misplace the pattern I am working on, I know where to find another copy.

  • Lucinda Miller
    Posted at 00:02h, 11 May Reply

    Hi! I tend to like PDF for the instant gratification. But for garments — all those pieces to tape together — I'd prefer to buy a paper pattern where the work is done for me.

  • Anne D
    Posted at 23:53h, 10 May Reply

    PDF as I live in Australia and it takes too long and is expensive to get things posted here. The magazine looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jo
    Posted at 23:26h, 10 May Reply

    I like printed patterns much better especially if they have templates due to the fact that someone who will remain nameless is always printing things and never replacing the ink cartridge so if I want to print something I have to run to the store first fiddle with the printer and by then I usually an so exasperated I just give up for the day

  • Lo
    Posted at 23:13h, 10 May Reply

    I choose digital format as much as possible — not only for patterns, but also for books. I just prop my Kindle on my cutting table and slice away! 🙂

  • Leanne
    Posted at 22:17h, 10 May Reply

    I like both kinds of patterns. I hope to find your booth at quilt market and come and say hi.

  • barbara woods
    Posted at 21:10h, 10 May Reply

    I like them both, thanks for the chance

  • Vicki in MN
    Posted at 21:02h, 10 May Reply

    That magazine looks awesome! I prefer paper patterns, however, there is such an advantage to the pdf's that download instantly and you can get to work right away!!!

  • Gunilla
    Posted at 20:49h, 10 May Reply

    I seem to be the only old fashioned one… I actually prefer paper! Feels safer, does not require me to think about if it is printed in the right size etc… And I love getting mail!

  • Paula Halabut
    Posted at 19:54h, 10 May Reply

    I'm on a serious paper reduction act at my house so a PDF would be great! Save a tree! Love your work, Debbie.

  • Amy
    Posted at 17:48h, 10 May Reply

    PDF — plenty of paper around here already! (Unless I have to enlarge pieces, although that happens with paper patterns sometimes too…)

  • YC
    Posted at 17:11h, 10 May Reply

    I like reading from paper, but you can't beat PDFs for "free" shipping and reduced clutter. 🙂

  • Gill
    Posted at 16:16h, 10 May Reply

    PDF's for individual patterns but a hard copy for books etc!!

  • Jimmye
    Posted at 16:06h, 10 May Reply

    I like the instant delivery of PDF's!

  • Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen
    Posted at 15:47h, 10 May Reply

    PDF is better for me if I am buying from U.S because is faster, but then I have to print it and I think that is better the paper pattern, but with the pdf I just print what I need. Thanks for this giveaway

  • Ginny
    Posted at 14:11h, 10 May Reply

    PDF because I usually want to make it right away

  • roberta mill
    Posted at 13:53h, 10 May Reply

    PDF works for me!

  • DianeY
    Posted at 13:22h, 10 May Reply

    I usually prefer a PDF pattern. Hate waiting for snail mail!

  • Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
    Posted at 13:15h, 10 May Reply

    Depends on the pattern. If it requires me to photocopy to 200% then I would prefer the actual paper pattern so I don't have to enlarge but if it is a pattern that lists sizes to cut, then I am better with a PDF. I LOVE that table runner in green and white – SO effective!!!

  • sophie
    Posted at 13:12h, 10 May Reply

    For individual patterns, I prefer PDFs, but when it comes to books, I haven't been able to make the leap to kindle or other electronic versions.

  • Lorraine
    Posted at 13:03h, 10 May Reply

    PDF is good!

  • heatherly
    Posted at 12:48h, 10 May Reply

    PDF!! When I get the itch I want to make it NOW!

  • Little Island Quilting
    Posted at 12:38h, 10 May Reply

    PDF because if I want to make something I want to make it NOW 😉

  • Barbara
    Posted at 12:30h, 10 May Reply

    I like the speed of ordering a pdf and having it appear quickly in my inbox, but when I get one, I always print it out — so I guess I prefer a combination of electronic and paper.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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