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Thistledown & Co Pattern Giveaway!

We’re giving away two patterns by Thisledown & Co.   


 Toy Box Treasures is a redwork and pinwheels pattern with full size redwork designs.  Suitable for a beginner, with lots of hints and tips, this would make a great new baby gift.



There’s still time to make this Halloween wall hanging.  And if you don’t finish before the holiday…. call it an early finish for next year!  Boo-Dazzled measures 39″ x 33″ with instructions for easy fusible machine appliques and paper foundation pieced corners.



Leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question:  Who is watching the action in the Thistledown & Co studio?    If you haven’t already read our interview with Linda, check it out.  You’ll find the answer there!


Deadline is midnight (central time) Saturday. 

Open to US residents only. 

We’ll pick a winner at random from all the correct comments.

Thistledown & Co Pattern Giveaway



The first pattern by Thistledown & Co that you have a chance to win is Bar Nine.  The pattern includes two quilt sizes and placemats.  Pull out your large scale prints and start sewing!


Just leave a comment telling us if you will be “stash busting” or fabric shopping to make this pattern.   A random number generator will select the winner from comments left before Midnight Tuesday.

Giveaway – Three Patterns By MH Designs

That’s right!   We’re giving away THREE patterns by MH Designs!  



Four Toy Ornaments  made to look like old fashioned glass ornaments…aren’t they cute?!   Embellishments are added to make them a bit 3-D.  The rocking horse tail is several strands of floss, as are the pig-tails on the doll.  The truck has buttons for wheels and the drumsticks have little buttons on the ends.


A stack of quilts is just the right place for a Cat Nap.  Traditional blocks are visible on the folded quilts… flying geese, star, and square in a square.




Double Paw is a variation on the Bear Paw quilt block.   You can make a small lap quilt, a runner and a single block wallhanging.





Leave a comment on this post telling us which pattern you’ll probably make first.  You have until Friday midnight.  US residents only. A random number generator will select the winner from all eligible comments.  


All this week 10% off any and all MH Designs patterns.  Use coupon code:  DS001

Winner Of Backyard Friends Quilt Pattern

Congrats to Jeanie who won the “early bird” prize of Backyard Friends!  The random number generator selected comment number 3.  Jeanie said “Sweet pattern. And when the winds of winter begin to howl, this would be a great project reminder of the warmer weather to follow!”.

A bird sitting in front of his bird house, a bee buzzing around, and a few tulips in a pot (is that a lady bug on the flower pot?) make a cute wallhanging. By the time you finish this pattern you’ll be hooked on paper piecing if you aren’t already.


Have fun with your pattern Jeanie!

Here are two more patterns from MH Designs that we’ll be giving away. 


Fall Wreath  This colorful wall hanging is season appropriate!  Hurry though, because you know how quickly winter will follow.



Animal Grow Chart

An adorable chart for tracking your little ones’ growth.  Are your “little ones” all grown up?  Then it’s perfect for the grandkids.  

One person will win both patterns.  The rule for this giveaway:  Leave a comment and tell us what color will dominate your fall wreath when you make it.  A random number generator will select the winner from all comments posted now through midnight Friday.

Designer Showcase: MH Designs – Mary Herschleb & Paper Piecing

Mary Herschleb has over a hundred patterns (yikes!), and they are all paper piecing patterns.  If you have never tried paper piecing before, an MH Designs pattern is a great one to use for your first.  Mary’s instructions are very clear and concise.  Each pattern includes basic instructions for beginners, plus a sample of a simple pine tree for you to try so you can get the hang of things before you start the actual pattern.    Each pattern not only has clear and concise step-by-step directions, but also easy to follow cutting instructions. 

With projects as small as Christmas ornaments, like the Christmas Kittens . . .


as large as a lap quilt like Crossed Canoe . . .






and everything in between; there is something for everyone.   Some of the patterns are just right for a beginner and experienced paper piecers will find many satisfying projects.


Many of the patterns are for wall hangings and cover all the seasons.  Some are flower themed, others feature animals… some of these are tongue-in-cheek and will definately ellicit smiles.  Still other wallhangings showcase favorite vacation spots or outdoor pasttimes such as golf or gardening. 

We’ll be giving away six patterns by MH Designs in the next week or two.   Our “early bird” winner will be drawn from any comment made in the first two days this week.  A random number generator will select the winner.  Make sure your e-mail address is correct when you comment!

The first pattern to be given away - the “early bird” prize – is Backyard Friends

A bird sitting in front of his bird house, a bee buzzing around, and a few tulips in a pot (is that a lady bug on the flower pot?) make a cute wallhanging.  By the time you finish this pattern you’ll be hooked on paper piecing if you aren’t already. 

Comments left before midnight tomorrow (Tuesday) will be entered in the giveaway.  Good luck and be sure to check back later this week for more giveaways!  We will also have an interview with Mary.   Do you have any quilts that you made with a pattern from MH Designs?  We’d love to see a photo of them on our Facebook Page.