Free Fabric Friday (at last!) ~ 8 Winners! PLUS, call for contributors!

on February 21 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 572 Comments

We’ve been so busy here lately, it’s been awhile since we’ve had a Free Fabric Friday. This week we’ll select 8 winners to pick a yard of their choice! We have a ton of wonderful new collections in the shop, so the winners will certainly have a lot to choose from. A few recent arrivals:

Tsuru

Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale

Shelburne Falls

Shelburne Falls by Denyse Schmidt

Color Me Retro

Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker

Summersville Spring

Summersville Spring by Lucie Summers

 FREE FABRIC FRIDAY entry: Tell us one sewing skill you’d like to learn this year.

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Call For Contributors 

Interested in becoming a Sew,Mama,Sew! contributor? Please get in touch, we’d love to talk about your ideas! Simply email [email protected]

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572 Responses to Free Fabric Friday (at last!) ~ 8 Winners! PLUS, call for contributors!

  1. Diana H says:

    I would like to learn how to make pants if I win with the fabric I choose! I want to be a fashion designer and this would be perfect for me.

  2. Kristen W says:

    I would love to learn to do neat ruffles!

  3. Janice says:

    I’m learning hand quilting with a church quilting group.

  4. Mel says:

    I’d really love to learn free motion quilting.

  5. anna dorothy says:

    I want to learn clothing construction basics..and free motion quilting.

  6. Jan says:

    I’d love to become proficient at installing zippers. Zippers are so intimidating to me.

  7. Ethel Schnorr says:

    My goal for this year is to learn all of the features of my brand new Singer One! So far, I’m sewing straight and zig zag stitches, but need to master all of the computerized features! I’m determined!

  8. Emma Farley says:

    I want to learn to hand quilt with perfect, evenly spaced stitches :)

  9. Kerri says:

    I do a lot of fashion sewing, hand bags, accessories, baby things. But I would love to make my first REAL quilt. :-)

  10. melissa says:

    I’d love to get better at garment construction.

  11. Karin says:

    I just inherited my mother’s old serger and would love to learn how to utilize all of its features.

  12. Kim says:

    I’d love to learn how to draft or change patterns.

  13. apple blossom says:

    I’m working on beginning to free motion quilt with my new machine I got for Christmas

  14. nikki says:

    I really need to get better at sewing curves on my serger.

  15. Tids says:

    A half square triangle quilt in bright solids is my goal. :-)

  16. Pat Remaly says:

    Learn to paper piece

  17. Kayla says:

    I would love to learn free motion quilting and about all of my feet on my sewing machine!!

  18. Kara says:

    I would like to learn how to soft tailor clothes for a better fit.

  19. I would love to learn piecing and get better at free motion quilting.

  20. Carolyn says:

    Rolled hems

  21. bookboxer says:

    I’d like to learn how to use fold-over elastic – or any elastic – so that things fit and look good.

  22. Teresa says:

    Paper piecing would be a great skill to learn.

  23. Kelly C says:

    Have always wanted to applique but never taken the time to learn how.

  24. Becky Greene says:

    I am bound and determined to master paper piecing this year!!!

  25. Brenda says:

    I would like to really get the hang f free motion quilting.

  26. Laura in MD says:

    Sewing clothing! (I know that’s more like a category than a skill!)

  27. Brigette says:

    Sew more thank just a straight line and have it be successful.

  28. Fiona says:

    Sewing more professional hems! And shirring.

  29. Prachi says:

    I want to graduate from the simple straight stitched projects (pillow-cases, grocery bags and plain skirts so far) to things that require curved stitches – handbags would be a good fit!

  30. Amy C says:

    I’d love to learn how to crochet this year – and make snowflakes for my Christmas tree :)

  31. Munaiba says:

    I’d like to learn machine applique

  32. Spencer says:

    II want to work with heavier interfacings and stablizers maybe try to make pot holders.

  33. beth says:

    I want to learn to use the serger.

  34. Lucia says:

    I just upgraded machines and I am hoping it will help me expand my skills.

  35. Molly says:

    I would love to finally brave zippers! So far it’s been only velcro and button closures for me.

  36. MBMeadows says:

    I’d love to improve my hand embroidery skills!

  37. Tina says:

    I’m in the process of learning hand applique.

  38. Karen Mc says:

    I’ve been making simple quilts and would like to learn more complicated patterns.

  39. BreannaS says:

    I keep seeing all of these beautiful paper pieced quilts that are stunning. That is what I would like to learn this year.

  40. Krystina says:

    Free motion quilting

  41. Elizabeth says:

    I think I’d like to finally brave knit fabrics! (I don’t have a serger and I think the seams always look better with one!)

    (and oh my! I really like that navy crane pattern in the tsuru collection!)

  42. Allison says:

    free motion quilting

  43. Lynda says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I want to become more confident putting in all kinds of zippers!

  44. Courtney says:

    Zippers. I just can’t seem to get them right!

  45. Eryn says:

    I’d like to get MUCH better at fitting in sleeves

  46. Olga Becker says:

    I would love to learn how to sew welt pockets.

  47. dragongirl says:

    There are a LOT of gorgeous fabrics there. Will be hard to choose just one! I’m new to sewing so learning how to use patterns better and how to add bindings are two things I’d like to learn. Thx for this giveaway.

  48. Nicole says:

    How to use my brand new serger.

  49. Jodie says:

    I want to learn free motion quilting soooo bad!!

  50. Suzanne says:

    My goal for the year is to learn how to sew a Lakota star quilt

  51. Connie says:

    I’ve been sewing for years but still haven’t learned how to do so much. I would like to learn how to put in an invisible zipper for one. Sewing with a double needle would be next.

  52. Tammie says:

    I want to sew handbags.

  53. Gale W. says:

    Free motion quilting!!!

  54. carla says:

    I’m relatively new to sewing and quilting, but I’d like to get better at more accurate piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  55. Petra Giese says:

    Free Motion Quilting

  56. Maeve says:

    More quilt/applique techniques. Beautiful fabrics!

  57. Leona says:

    I would love to learn curved piecing

  58. Patty says:

    Paper piecing – especially after a tutorial and practice at the PMQG meeting on Thursday…

  59. Mariana says:

    Id like to sew a communion dress!

  60. Megan mn says:

    I would like to learn how to make my cloths fit better, ie alterations

  61. Fran says:

    I would love to learn techniques for machine quilting
    on an older machine ! Is it possible ????
    LOVE that Tsuru line of fabric……very Japanese as well
    as very contemporary…..

  62. Katy says:

    This year I would like to learn more about quilting ;)

  63. jelle says:

    I would Love tot learn hoe tot make beautiful handbags.

  64. Laura says:

    I’d like to learn more garment fitting, drafting and couture techniques this year

  65. Kristal says:

    Sewing in a straight line! I’m still trying to get the hang of it :)

  66. Janet says:

    I would like to make a Double Wedding Ring project.

  67. Chad says:

    Being a male sewer I learned how to sew a bag and attach the appropriate handles to the bag. I am pretty proud of my work.

  68. Samantha says:

    I would like to learn free motion quilting.

  69. Elizabeth says:

    I want to learn more about quilting. I’ve completed one very basic quilt but I really want to learn some more complicated piecing techniques.

  70. Meg says:

    I want to learn how to do a proper Y seam!

  71. Anne says:

    I would love to master free motion quilting. I’ve done some but I’m not quite there yet. thanks for the giveaway!

  72. Alane says:

    I’ve been away from sewing for awhile so I’d like to focus on freshening up my once well tuned quilting skills and regain the full fledged bug I once had!

  73. craftytammie says:

    I am hoping to take classes on a longarm this year!

  74. Jésabelle B. says:

    I’d like to master machine quilting.

  75. Bellamy says:

    I would love to learn how to make a paper piece quilt. They are so beautiful and I have just the pattern in mind for my son. :)

  76. Gina says:

    I’m working on improving my paper piecing skills.

  77. Laurie says:

    Installing a zipper would be great!

  78. Claudia says:

    I hope I can learn shiring/smocking! I just have to find the free time…

  79. Cathie says:

    I am going to learn how to do free motion quilting on my home machine.

  80. Elizabeth Corbett says:

    I like to make good mitred corners. Sewing to within a quarter inch and then turn the fabric does not work for me

  81. Judy says:

    I would like to learn free motion quilting.

  82. Beth says:

    I would love to learn how to do a proper FBA and swayback adjustment. I would also learn how to properly bind a quilt. So much to learn this year! :-)

  83. Diana says:

    Would love to learn to paper piece. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Carole says:

    Gosh, I would really really love to make myself jeans. I manage to make summer clothes because it’s hot and I can make simple cute skirts but I’d love to make more of my winter clothes.

  85. liz f says:

    I’d like to learn how to applique!

  86. Heather says:

    This year, curved piecing for sure, I’ve really been wanting to do a wedding ring.

  87. Carla says:

    quilting!

  88. I want to learn free motion quilting :)

  89. Joyce says:

    I want to learn how to usemy new serger. I just got it the 10th so I’m still on the beginning of the learning curve.

  90. Gemia says:

    i have started to quilt and need to match corners better

  91. Dkb says:

    I want to EPP some hexagons!

  92. Jen says:

    I really want to sew myself a dress i am proud to wear out of the house this year. I make the cutest outfits for my girls. But adult dresses frighten me still

  93. Natalie L says:

    i still struggle with adding sleeves. how lame is that?!

  94. Willa says:

    I have a fairly wide base of skills as I have sewn for more than 50 years! I would like to hone some techniques. Better smoother zipper insertion. Same for piping in seams and around corners. Would like to develop more follow thru and better (more frequent) work habits.

  95. sarah says:

    I would like to learn to alter patterns for better fit.

  96. Sandy says:

    I want to learn how to make a perfect buttonhole!

  97. Clare G says:

    I would really like to learn cut work.

  98. Jen S says:

    This year I am determined to learn and master free motion quilting. I’m purchasing my first sewing machine and want to sew up a baby quilt for my new niece or nephew this Fall!

  99. Linda says:

    A sewing skill to learn? Hmm, I think I’ve tried nearly everything in the past 30 years. Honestly. But if there’s one thing I’d like to focus on it’s learning how to design a quilt. That skill seems to allude me.

  100. Katie says:

    I need to conquer my serger which I have had for far too long without actually using it. After reading many horror stories, I tremble at the thought of threading it ;)

  101. Afton says:

    I’d like to learn some seamstress skills now that I have a baby girl.

  102. Diane W says:

    zippers

  103. Fenna says:

    I want to learn how to free motion quilt!

  104. Kim says:

    I would love to learn smocking. I know it doesn’t relay have anything to do with quilting, but it would be an amazing skill to learn. Thanks for the offer-

  105. Patsy Booher says:

    I want to learn about English paper piecing this year.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  106. Amy says:

    I’d love to master buttonholes!!! Sad to admit I’m still scared of them!

  107. Patty says:

    I’d like to try machine sewing my quilt bindings.

  108. Lindsay says:

    I’d like to learn to use my darning foot better. Free motion quilting seams so much faster.

  109. Sue says:

    Dolls & doll clothes

  110. Paige says:

    Smocking and gathering- my grandmother made me beautiful dresses as a child and I would love to do the same for my daughter!

  111. Joigie says:

    Learn hemming techniques.

  112. Knits! I am trying to conquer knits! Getting there one zigzag stitch and at time.

  113. Kristine says:

    I want to work on partial seams. I’ve only done them a couple times before.

  114. Jo Ann says:

    I want to learn to stitch homemade piping into projects with greater success.

  115. Amanda says:

    I’d like to sew a dress for my little girl. So far I’ve only sewed square objects, so is like tools something wearable for her!!

  116. Dawn says:

    I just started to sew and have been working on small baby items and blankets. I’d love to sew a skirt.

  117. chibidani says:

    I’m going to learn how to sew a dress without using a pre-made pattern!

  118. Line says:

    I’d like to master darts!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  119. Cat says:

    I’d love to learn to see knits.

  120. Bailey says:

    I would love to learn to sew some garments this year! So jealous of all the beautiful Tovas and Washis out there!

  121. Kam says:

    I wish I could keep my seams even and neat

  122. Erin says:

    I’d like to learn how to do free motion quilting.

  123. Stacy says:

    I’d like to learn how to sew in invisible zippers.

  124. Tsigeyusv says:

    Conquering knits

  125. Kay says:

    I am fairly new to sewing and this year would like to master zips.

  126. Lindsay H says:

    One skill I’d love to learn is how to sew in zippers. I’ve seen some good tutorials-I just have been too scared to actually try it lol.

  127. Kelly says:

    Free motion quilting!

  128. Shannon Wilson says:

    I would like to learn how to make fabric bows, flowers, headbands etc.

  129. Anne says:

    I’d like to get better at free motion piecing.

  130. Sherri says:

    I’d like to spend some time working my serger – thanks for giveaway!

  131. Diane says:

    the art of Trapunto.

  132. Heather79 in Colorado says:

    Definitely free motion quilting. Time to bite the bullet and do it!

  133. Pattij says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to smock, but can find no classes! I even bought a pleater.

  134. Nancy says:

    I would like to learn needle turn applique. I have just the butterfly quilt in mind.

  135. Taryn says:

    I want to learn FMQ :)

  136. Vicky says:

    Free motion feathers.

  137. Deanna says:

    I continue to work on clothing construction…There is a lifetime of learning in that topic. Fitting patterns to unusual figures is tricky.

  138. Jamie says:

    This year I would like to learn how to work with knits! They intimidate me. :)

  139. Emita says:

    I’d like to learn to sew a really simple summer-dress for myself as a first garment sewing project :)

  140. Verena says:

    I want to learn to piece curves!

  141. Rebecca says:

    Sewing with jersey without puckering!

  142. Sarah says:

    I would like to feel more comfortable with machine quilting.

  143. Alli says:

    I’d like to learn to sketch stitch words with my sewing machine. :)

  144. adele says:

    So many things I need to learn! I am attempting my first dress so I want to learn basic garment sewing. In terms of quiltig I’d like to learn paper piecing.

  145. Molly M says:

    Free motion quilting

  146. Cheryl says:

    I would love to learn to make a quilt. The measurements having to be sooo exact has intimidated me
    for years.

  147. Leo says:

    I just started sewing, so everything is new! I would love to learn how to put on a zipper

  148. Casey says:

    I’d like to learn improv. sewing. I’ve been inspired by the book dedicated to this style – my aim is to be more creative with my sewing.

  149. silvia says:

    Hello! I would like to learn to use my new sewing machine.

  150. Lisa says:

    I’d really like to add english paper piecing to my list of achievements this year.

  151. Rossella says:

    I started to sew last year, with a skirt from danamadeit.com and never stop! For this year would like to buy a serger and star to learn how to have a more ‘professional’ look

  152. Julie says:

    I would like to hand quilt a quilt this year.

  153. Felecia says:

    Hoping to start a quilt for my son. Need lots of new to me skills for that project.

  154. Tamie says:

    My skill to learn is zippers! Soon.

  155. I’d love to try my hand at making a purse or bag of some sort. I’ve only made simple bags like totes but I keep collecting patterns for more advanced kinds of bags. So we’ll see!

  156. MaryBeth L. says:

    I would like to learn how to bind a quilt.

  157. Megan says:

    Properly using my serger!

  158. I really want to start sewing clothing this year!

  159. Katrina H says:

    I would like to learn how to stitch with perle cotton threads.

  160. michelle says:

    I hope to learn paper piecing and more skills on my serger.

  161. Karrie Smith says:

    I’d like to learn paper piecing. Thanks for the chance to win!

  162. Genevieve says:

    I really want to learn pattern drafting so I can start putting my own designs to the test.

  163. Erica says:

    I’d like to learn to sew more complex patterns. I have 4 boys and a sports jacket is definatly on the to do list this year.

  164. Lena says:

    I want to learn to machine applique. Thanks!

  165. Donna B. says:

    Sewing knits!

  166. bj says:

    I plan to improve my sleeve insertion technique this year, and learn pattern drafting!

  167. Amy says:

    I’d love to learn various embroidery stitches and how to free motion quilt.

  168. daiyami says:

    Sleeves and collars to make a jacket.

  169. Darice says:

    Paper piecing and machine applique’ (now that I have a nice new used machine!) ;o)

  170. Kalynn McLain says:

    I plan to make valances for my living room that involve cording…I will have to learn that along the way.

  171. Kari says:

    –sewing and fitting a dress for myself

  172. Erika says:

    Sewing with knits, I don’t know why but it scares me!

  173. LJ says:

    I would like to learn to use hexies. I see, I envy, and now I must try.

  174. Kate F. says:

    I would love to learn to free motion quilt! I’ve made a couple of less than stellar attempts. Maybe 2013 is the year!

  175. kathyh says:

    I’d like to get my knit tops to fit better.
    aka: more experience sewing knits.

  176. Wendy says:

    I’d love to learn how to machine quilt – I always do it by hand, but I’d love to get it going a little faster sometimes :) (What an awesome bunch of fabrics)

  177. Ginger says:

    I would like to learn English Paper Piecing.

  178. Michelle says:

    Welt pockets!
    ~Michelle

  179. Rachel says:

    Bags and pouches. I have made some but would like to get better at making them.

  180. michelle says:

    I would like to learn to do more with my serger!

  181. Anabel says:

    I have to learn how to use my serger!!
    :)

  182. Sara H says:

    I’d love to master altering a pattern to fit better.

  183. Kerrin says:

    I want to learn free-motion quilting & the quilt as you go method!

  184. Foster says:

    I still want to learn how to set in sleeves with out any, I mean any, pesky puckers.

  185. Bethany says:

    Sewing with knits

  186. Brooke says:

    Free motion quilting!!!

  187. Rebecca says:

    Tailoring, by hand. Not with fusible interfacings.

  188. Carolyn says:

    I’m going to teach myself how to machine quilt, I have so many unfinished quilts!

  189. Danielle Hittle says:

    I want to learn to put in zippers and work with knit material.
    Thanks!

  190. Well I guess I should start out by saying that I failed sewing in high school many yrs. back. However I have always loved any kind of craft and being creative….and I have taught myself many crafts. This past year I wanted to try to learn to sew and bought a sewing machine. I decided to recycle kids clothes to make my items. I ended up making all of my Christmas gifts for my family….6 denim rag quilts…and many other non sewn items. They all turned out great and I was so proud of myself. I recently recycled part of a baby bed to make my own peg board to go over my sewing machine cabinet. It is way better than a store bought one and very colorful. I am unemployed and can’t afford to buy supplies, so I get very creative and mostly use items that I have on hand….so winning would be absolutely wonderful and a genuine blessing! <3 :)

  191. emmy says:

    I’m signed up for a Craftsy class so I can make a pair of slacks that fit. Thank you for the giveaway.

  192. Karyn Backus says:

    I make most of my patterns from my kids current clothes. This works well except for the sleeve pattern. I’m never quite sure how to draw the sleeve pattern to properly fit the armscye. I could really use some direction on making sleeves that match up well.

  193. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to learn how to use a ruffler foot this year :)

  194. Liz says:

    I want to earn how to free motion quilt on my machine. I have seen some beautiful projects done on home machines!!

  195. Adele Dizney says:

    More practice at garment sewing, particuliarly altering patterns to fit better

  196. Stefanie Jane says:

    I definitely need to hone my binding skills / ability to fully finish a quilt project!

  197. Stephanie o in ct says:

    Smacking- while some of myl kids are still little. And machine embroidery!

  198. Veronica says:

    I have to pick just one skill? Buuuuut…

    Quilting skill: Free Motion Quilting

    Clothing Skill: Pants

  199. Bethany says:

    I would love to learn to paper piece. Been scared to try it on my own. I would love to have a teacher or something.

  200. KeriAnn says:

    I’m still new to sewing, so I am only able to sew straight lines. I would love to learn how to make ruffles and pleats!

  201. MC says:

    This year, I hope to learn how to tailor clothes properly!

  202. kristin says:

    I’d love to learn how to grade patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

  203. Johanna says:

    Free motion quilting! I just need to set some time aside to play.

  204. Jody says:

    Does patience count? I’d like to hone all my skills to be a better sewista overall!

  205. Jennifer says:

    I want to learn machine quilting. I love hand quilting, but it takes so.long. And also buttonholes.

  206. Pat V. says:

    hand applique

  207. Chris says:

    I want to improve my free motion quilting enough to make a map quilt.

  208. Miranda says:

    I’d like to sew with elastic thread, and figure out how to free motion quilt on my sewing machine.

  209. Kristen Powell says:

    I think I am ready for free motion!!

  210. pat block says:

    A new grandperson on the way….. smocking little outfits would be great fun. My mother made wonderful smocked dresses for myself, my two sisters and all the neighborhood children. I remember that she had this wonderful little machine that prepared the material for smocking by scrunching it.My mom passed away recently and I have been charged with going through her sewing room. My hopes are that I will find that little machine, the wonderful patterns she designed and those little pieces of colorful embroidery floss she used to create works of art. and so……I would love to learn to smock, to pass the skill on to my daughter and, perhaps my grandaughter. Make it a great day everyone!!!

  211. Mary says:

    Want to learn this year: what do I do with fusible thread?

  212. Stacy says:

    More complex paper piecing is what I want to learn!

  213. I’d love to sew knit fabric clothing for myself this year. I’m ok making clothes for my kids, but I’d love to learn how to make the more detailed knit tops I like to wear.

  214. Lynne Tilley says:

    I want to learn free motion quilting. Something simple, but just to get started.

  215. Kim T. says:

    I’d like to learn how to make a tiered skirt an easy way.

  216. Melanie C says:

    I would like to sew myself a skirt.

  217. Tracy says:

    Oh, how I love new fabric to wish for. I want to conquer FMQ in the near future.

  218. Joelle says:

    I’d like to take a shot at putting pintucks on something.

  219. Erica says:

    I’d like to learn to paper piece.

  220. Wendy says:

    sewing with knits

  221. Taysha Riggs says:

    invisible zippers and quilting (I’m cant get my seams to line up)

  222. L says:

    This weekend, I’m hoping to make myself learn how to do buttonholes with my new sewing machine

  223. HollysHobbys says:

    I am going to teach myself how to design my own dress!

  224. Allysha says:

    Free motion sewing! I made a quilt top for my husband and me with fabrics from our wedding. But now I’m afraid to quilt it!

  225. Jen Richardson says:

    I would love to learn quilting this year!

  226. Serinda says:

    I just learned a rolled elastic casing. Next, I’d like to do some pintucks.

  227. Melanie says:

    Buttonholes!

  228. Ashwini says:

    Always wanted to learn applique and modern quilting…

  229. Maradith says:

    Free motion quilting. Made quilts for my grandbabies when they were born and couldn’t get my machine to do the free motion. Ended up just sewing circles, big project for someone who has never quilted before!! Next time I’ll quilt an easier pattern.

  230. Jennifer Dansie says:

    I would love to try to sew piping around cushions. It is definitely on my to do list ! Thanks for the giveaway !

  231. Cherie says:

    I’m working on learning FMQing

  232. Ella says:

    I’d really like to master invisible zippers.

  233. Jessica says:

    free motion quilting!

  234. Sandryte says:

    I’d love to perfect toy-sewing

  235. Elisabeth says:

    I’ve never made my own bias tape and would like to give it a try.

  236. Susan says:

    OMG if someone could please help me applique. Have tried SO many different techniques but its still not happening!

  237. Diana says:

    Applique!

  238. Janelle says:

    I would like to learn how to put in a zipper. It’s been on my list for a long time, I just need to do it!

  239. Valerie H. says:

    Free Motion Quilting-I’m not to great at it so far!

  240. Meg says:

    This year, I’d like to perfect piping. It makes such a great finishing touch…when it’s done properly. 2013 is the year!

  241. Veronica says:

    I’d like to get better at hand sewing; especially hand applique.

  242. Kat H says:

    I’d like to learn how to free motion quilt. I’m planning on having a go at it for the first time in a couple of weeks – eek!

  243. Miranda Evans says:

    I’d love to lean how to sew stretch fabrics!

  244. Susan jonsson says:

    I am learning to free motion quilt and hope to actuaally use this skill to finish a quilt!

    Susan

  245. Jenny says:

    Hand quilting. Among many others! Thanks for this giveaway!

  246. Bonnie Lanham says:

    I’d like to learn to quilt circles…and I’d love to use this fabric. Thanks!

  247. Julie H says:

    More zipper tips!

  248. Cara says:

    I’m super keen to try a triangle quilt, but even more nervous about the corners meeting up perfectly. I think I need to read up on a few more triangle quilt tips before I tackle it.

  249. Tamara says:

    Machine appliqué is on my list!

  250. Erin g. says:

    I am new to sewing, so I want to learn it all. But, reading clothing patterns is an early goal.

  251. Nadya Kotik says:

    hi. I would like to learn how to sew tuxedo front on tops! thanks for the giveaway

  252. Sharon says:

    I would enjoy learning to make useful bags feom purses to just zipper pouches.

  253. Eunice says:

    Learning how to put on a zipper, again….

  254. Allyson S says:

    I would love to make my sewing machine a permanent place in my house so I can continue to practice sewing!

  255. Kate says:

    I’m going to learn quilting. Looks like I’m not the only one!

  256. Gun Adrian says:

    I´ve allways been handquilting my quilts, but now I want to learn FMQ. I want to learn how to quilt different patterns. I´ve started to practise, so far I´m only quilted miniquilts. Would really like to quilt a large quilt. That´s my goal this year!
    Gun, Sweden

  257. Margo W says:

    I just started sewing earlier this year. I would be happy just to sew a straight line.

  258. kim says:

    I have been eyeballing the new Summersville Spring for a few days. The hard part would be narrowing a choice down to one.

  259. Kristine E. says:

    I would like to learn how to use the #$@%#^$ zipper foot!

  260. Holly says:

    I would love to give paper-piecing a try. All of the patterns look so fun and impressive!

  261. I recently read Cal Patch’s patternmaking book and I’d love to learn how to make a shirt from “scratch.”

  262. Crystal H. says:

    I would like to learn to do more professional seam finishes – like French seams etc.

  263. Jennifer says:

    I’d like to learn to learn to (correctly) bind a quilt. I do mine by machine and they always end up looking messy. Love Tsuru!

  264. Meg says:

    Sleeves! I am terrible with sleeves when sewing for me. Also…I continue my love/hate relationship with knits.

  265. Maria says:

    I would love to learn the quilt-as-you-go technique!

  266. Melissa Ann says:

    I’d really love to learn to do a full bust adjustment. That might be why this tiny shouldered girl is waiting on sewing up her Washi dress… The shoulder portions of dresses I sew are always too big!

  267. Debbie says:

    I really need to work on my free motion quilting.

  268. Bonnie says:

    Love the new Tsuru and Shelburne Falls collections! I’d love to win a yard of one of these fabrics.

  269. Judith says:

    I really need to learn how to sew curves for quilt tops. Not being able to sew together curved pieces is very limiting. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity

  270. Melissa says:

    I’d love to learn piecing curves, or EPP hexagons.

  271. Kathleen says:

    I’d love to learn smocking.

  272. Lennye S says:

    Paper piecing, so I started with the hexagon tutorial. So far, so good.

  273. Annalisa says:

    I’m torn. While learning how to make buttonholes with my machine would be both satisfying and useful, I don’t know how I’ll get to that until I learn how to sew around the baby in the wrap.

  274. MissMary says:

    I’d like to learn to needle-turn applique – at least take the scariness out of it!

  275. Christine says:

    I want to learn to make a pair of trousers that fit me…

  276. Olivia says:

    I’d love to learn how to paper piece. Thanks for the giveaway!

  277. Fran says:

    I want to learn how to put in zippers (and for it to be pretty), its one of those things I’ve never got around to actually trying.

  278. Jenny says:

    Hand quilting! It’s going around, and I know there are good tutorials out there, just a matter of finding the time and the right project to try it with.

  279. Cecilia says:

    Hand embroidery is what I would like to learn this year. Thanks for the giveaway.

  280. Marie says:

    I’d just like to improve, improve, improve.

  281. aspen says:

    i’d really love to learn how to sew knits this year… i’m just starting to sew clothes for my 10 month old daughter and getting comfortable with the ins and outs of knits would be fabulous!

  282. Susannah says:

    I’m planning on learning how to quilt. :-)

  283. Stephanie H says:

    I would like to learn how to successfully sew a zipper into a purse.

  284. Taryn O says:

    I hope to be able to bring home a pattern from the store, open it up and complete the project without needing the Internet for help!

  285. Grandma G says:

    I want to make my first framed purse!

  286. Alisa says:

    I’d like to piece some curves in my quilting. I have a plan already and I’m itching to start! Thanks so much!

  287. Corrie says:

    Oh my gosh, the 1000 cranes cerulean is AMAZING. This year i want to learn to finish seams beautifully without a serger…

  288. Katie says:

    I’d like to be better at making button holes! Thanks!

  289. I would like to learn more about quilting this year. I can make simple rag quilts. I want to make a wedding ring quilt this year.
    Heather

  290. Steph Wehrman says:

    I want to try and make my first quilt :)

  291. Alexis says:

    I would like to learn to make hexis!

  292. Rachel says:

    I would like to learn curved piecing. I’ve never done it in quilting – only in garment sewing.

  293. Ashton Bynum says:

    I’d love to learn how to make ruffles this year. For some reason it seems so daunting! Thanks for the giveaway!

  294. wendy says:

    I’d like to get better at applique!

  295. DianeH says:

    I really love hexies and want to give them a try.

  296. kelly p says:

    My sewing goals for this year include making a dress for myself and making a real quilt. So I suppose a sewing skill I’d like to learn is how to make darts! I’m just a little bit terrified!

  297. Mom of Evil Geniuses in CO says:

    I’d love to learn how to free motion quilt!

  298. Kim says:

    I would like to learn to make clothes. I need to learn to pay more attention to measuring. I’m too quick and make stupid mistakes, so I need to learn to slow down.

  299. bayoumama says:

    french seams!

  300. Lynnette says:

    I’d like to get better at piecing curves. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  301. Linda says:

    HI! NEAT FABRICS!
    I’D LOVE TO LEARN TO DO MY OWN FREE MOTION STITCHING!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  302. Kim S says:

    There are so many skills to choose from: free motion quilting, embroidery, even some clothes-making! So many goals, so little time! Thanks for the chance to win!

  303. tiara says:

    I would love to learn how to hand sew some hexagons. I have read a good bit about it but learning the patience to do it is the trick :)

  304. Lholy-chan says:

    This one is easy: sew with knits! I’d love to not be afraid of knits anymore and make nice t-shirts, tops and dresses with this kind of fabric.

  305. Debra says:

    Love the Tsuru by Rashida Coleman-Hale!

  306. Mary White says:

    I would love to learn how to do free motion quilting on my sewing machine. I’ve practiced and practiced, but still dont feel comfortable trying it out on a quilt. Instead, I do straight line quilting and quilting in the ditch. It serves the purpose, but isnt nearly as pretty as free motion quilting.

  307. Heather says:

    Well, I am in the process of learning needle turn applique. I’ve been a quilter for over 12 years and have always shied away from it. Well, not this year! I’m working on my very first project right now.

  308. 1kadybug says:

    I really want to learn to applique this year (finished edge not raw).

  309. Jenn says:

    I’d like to learn piping this year! I love the look, but haven’t tried it out yet.

  310. Morgan says:

    I finally got going with some knits this past year, so I’d like to learn more sewing with knits skills – so far I can make pjs but nothing really presentable.

  311. Lori Morton says:

    I would looooove (NEEEED) to learn Free-Motion Quilting!!! :)

  312. Jill A says:

    I’d like to learn how to alter ready-to-wear clothing to fit my body.

  313. Crickett says:

    I would love to learn an easier method of hand applique. It’s my nemesis!

  314. Beth N says:

    Well I’m just picking sewing back up after nearly 10 years away. I’d like to perfect sewing around a curve. Love me those straight lines! I know it’s simple, but that’s where I’m at!

  315. Brenda says:

    I want to learn how to make a bench cushion. I have never sewn with outdoor fabric and piping before so we will see how it goes.

  316. Angi Wood says:

    Knits!

  317. Azwa says:

    I want to try my hand at quilting,so i guess i need to learn a whole lots of technique very soon. Thanks for the giveaway.

  318. nadya kotik says:

    I would like to learn how to make tuxedo inserts this year! thanks

  319. Jess says:

    I would like to learn how to properly sew a quilt! :)

  320. [email protected] says:

    how to use a fabric pattern to make a cape for my daughter

  321. Jen V says:

    I’d like to learn more about garment construction for myself. Sewing clothes for my kids is one thing but sewing for myself seems more daunting.

  322. Donna says:

    I learned a new technique for half square triangles and it’s pretty slick!

  323. sarahliz says:

    Love the Shelburne Falls.

    This year I really want to get into quilting more. I’ve dabbled some, but free-motion quilting is still unexplored territory and something I really want to learn.

  324. Wendy says:

    I would love to learn hand applique – definitely on my wish list of skills!

  325. Jane S. says:

    One thing I’d like to learn this year is how to do English paper piecing. It seems like a perfect “take along” kind of sewing, and the thought of having lots of little bits and pieces really appeals to me. I just need to get off my rear and do it!

    Thank you for the generous giveaway. :)

  326. Laura says:

    I would love to learn paper piecing!

  327. What I could make with some new fabric? I love to make and sew gifts and quilts. It would a great help to my stash!

  328. Ginger Seidel says:

    Now that I have finished piecing my first quilt top, this year I want to learn to free motion quilt.

  329. Analil says:

    I’d like to learn how to make coats. I started making doggy coats and jackets, but it doesn’t compare to constructing an actual winter coat for humans :) Anyway, I love these summer fabrics, esp. Color Me Retro & Summersville Spring. I’d love to win one.

  330. C. Martensen says:

    I am a self-taught beginner. I like to sew a variety of things, but I mostly try to sew small doll clothes. I would love to learn more about patternmaking so that I can create my own designs.

  331. Erin Waters says:

    I would LOVE to learn to sew knits for my kids clothing…too afraid to try so far, but so wanting to learn

  332. Samina says:

    I’d love to master sewing pants this year. I’d also like to give bra making a try.

  333. Laura Bean says:

    I love piecing quilts so much, but I’m not very confident with clothing! I’d love to learn how to understand and execute patterns perfectly, and then eventually I might be able to make my own clothing creations.

  334. jessicac says:

    I would love to learn how to follow a pattern! I just freeform sew now, so this would be big!

  335. Julie says:

    Button holes. I have avoided them forever! It’s time!

  336. Kelli says:

    I really want to learn how to use the blind hem foot on my sewing machine.

  337. Cindy Zwiacher says:

    I would like to learn paper piecing.

  338. Tina says:

    I am in the process of learning how to hand applique.

  339. Nancey says:

    I’d like to learn paper piecing a quilt!

  340. lindsey says:

    does sewing with a walking foot count as a new skill? I found one that I think will fit my machine and I really want to get it and try it on quilts and knits. also thanks for the awesome giveaway! Hope I win!

  341. Julie says:

    I would like to learn how to adjust armholes when a shirt is way too large and needs cutting down.

  342. Christina M. says:

    I want to learn how to make flying geese squares!

  343. Sarah R. says:

    I’d like to finally get the hang of sewing with knits.

  344. carriem says:

    I’d like to learn to hand applique.

  345. Margaret says:

    First on my list is free motion quilting.

  346. Kristie says:

    I want to graduate from a faux fly to a zipper fly. I also want to learn how to sew a tailored jacket and put in a lining. I guess that’s more than one thing, but there’s so much that I want to learn. I’d really love to make quality clothing for my family. So much of what is available commercially today is so poorly made.

  347. Joyce Budt says:

    I am a relatively new quilter and usually make simple blocks and/or just “wing it” with my own designs. :-)) This year I would like to learn how to sew blocks with curved seams so I could make a quilt using the Drunkard’s Path block. That particular block pattern has always fascinated me. Thanks for giving me the chance to comment and, hopefully, win some beautiful fabric!

  348. I want to learn free motion quilting.

  349. Alexia sotelo says:

    I want to learn how to use a serger! I am purchasing one in the next few weeks.

  350. Erin says:

    I would really like to learn to put in an invisible zipper. They always seem so daunting.

  351. jenny says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway! This year I would like to quilt in another than my usual meandering style.

  352. carolee c. says:

    I want to learn to use my serger more effectively!

  353. Beth B says:

    I would like to improve my free motion quilting.

  354. Savannagal says:

    I’d like to get comfortable doing blind hems on pant legs. I’ve seen videos on you tube, but when it comes time to sit at my sewing table I can’t figure it out. Maybe I need to put a computer next to my sewing machine. After that, there is a very long list of things I need to learn. I need sewing classes badly.

  355. Jess Z says:

    This year, I would love to learn how to sew with heirloom lace and make a custom fit, button up shirt.

  356. Lynn LeBlanc says:

    A skill I would like to learn…. Well, I do not know how to sew yet so I’d like to learn the very basics to start. I have wanted to learn how for a long time and have just not got around to it until now. I received a sewing machine for Christmas a few years ago and now I’m going to teach myself how to use it. :)

  357. I would love to learn free motion quilting and feel confident doing it

  358. Sara says:

    I would like to learn how to sew with piping this year. I think it gives everything a much more polished professional look.

  359. Jan says:

    I’d like to learn paper piecing.

  360. Cari Howell says:

    I still consider myself new to sewing, but I’m starting to branch out. The one skill I’d like to learnt this year is learn how to make my own bias tape!

  361. Sherryl says:

    I’m ALWAYS drawn to applique, but I’m intimidated by it. It’s the handwork… I know there are machine applique techniques out there though, so this is the year. I’m gonna try it!

  362. Taryn in WI says:

    Where to begin? Sewing zippers, probably.

  363. Jamie says:

    I would love to learn how to add more texture to fabric with skills like smocking.

  364. Kate says:

    I’d love to learn free-motion-quilting so I can get away from my straight lines all the time and get crazy! The Tsuru fabric is just gorgeous.

  365. Jessica says:

    I’m planning to make a bag with a recessed zipper opening for the first time. I’d also like to learn more about custom fitting women’s clothing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  366. Meghan says:

    I would like to learn how to put a zipper in (clearly I’m still a beginner!)

  367. Tsuru may be the most beautiful collection I have seen in a long time! It dovetails perfectly with my wish to actually sew myself wearable clothing this year.

  368. Andrea says:

    I’d love to learn needle turn this year. I have two applique projects that I haven’t started because I don’t know needle turn haha

  369. Andy says:

    I would love to learn tatting.. :)

  370. Elise says:

    French knots; mine always end up too small and sad looking.

  371. Elizabeth says:

    I’d love to learn how to customize patterns to my body type!

  372. Christine Sherman says:

    Free motion quilting for sure!

  373. Terri H says:

    I would like to improve my freemotion quilting!

  374. Sonya says:

    I’d love to learn how to quilt by machine this year :)

  375. Leslie says:

    I want to try quilting

  376. Nina says:

    This year, I would love to learn how to smock!

  377. CathyK says:

    One sewing skill I would like to learn this year is hand binding and hand sewing labels. Thank you for the chance at this giveaway!

  378. I want to learn how to ‘set in / inset’ things – zippers, plackets, pockets, embellishments, etc. Wanna teach me?? :)

  379. I want to learn to work with curves and circles. So scary!

  380. shanna boatler says:

    serging!!!!

  381. Jamie Kirby says:

    I am hoping to learn how to use a pleather and construct bishop dresses for my daughter.

  382. Sunnybec says:

    Foundation piecing! Sometimes I can get my head around it and sometimes I can’t! Thanks for the chance. Linda

  383. I’m feeling a fresh wind blowing through my studio. I want to focus on altering my style to reflect the new improvisational techniques of modern quilting

  384. Becky says:

    Oh yes! Count me in! Sign me up! Put me down! I’d love a yard of this goodness to play with. Happy (almost) spring!

  385. Megan says:

    I would really like to learn more about garment sewing, specifically adding sleeves to patterns for tank tops!

  386. Savannah says:

    I’d like to learn to make clothing!

  387. sangeetha says:

    I would love to fine tune fitting skills and sewing with knits

  388. Charity says:

    sewing on bias binding well

  389. Norma says:

    I’ll like to improve and learned different ways to sew zippers on bags.

  390. Rosie says:

    My favorite sewing aunt is an amazing hand quilter and she is going to help me learn this year! I

  391. Tammy says:

    I’d love to learn smocking! Especially since my daughter is almost 4, she won’t want to wear smocked dresses for too much longer!

  392. Audrey Garza says:

    I would really like to tackle learning how to do pleats! I kinda intimidated by it, but have a million projects I would like to do!

  393. Andrea Graf says:

    I’d love to win some fabric and I’d also love to contribute, I just made a great pattern for a sunglasses case and I’m working on a “only mom’s essentials” purse pattern right now.

  394. Melissa M says:

    One sewing skill id like to learn this year is shirring!!! :)

  395. Carmen says:

    Definitely curved sewing. I’m gonna make it happen! Thanks so much for the giveaway — so nice to see free fabric Fridays again!

  396. Kristin H says:

    I’d like to improve my tailoring skills, possibly to make a nice pair of tailored slacks.

  397. Michelle Beckett says:

    This year, I would love to learn more about closures (especially zippers, button holes, and installing snaps without ruining the project). Am I the only one who stinks at this?

  398. I want to work on the Dresden plate at some point, would love to try it in some of those beautiful collections!

  399. Mary P in Chicago says:

    I’d like to increase my garment making skills. In particular, I have a dress I’m hoping to make with box pleats!

  400. Valencia says:

    I would love to learn how to free-motion quilt. But, I’m new to sewing so there are a ton of skills I would like I learn. But that skill makes me nervous, lol.

  401. tracy_a says:

    I would like to learn how to add a lining to a pattern with no lining.

  402. Jolene says:

    to install zippers that look perfect! that’s my goal.

  403. Becky says:

    I want to actually do a quilt as you go quilt this year.

  404. Shannon says:

    Hmmm, I suppose this year I would like to learn how to use my walking foot-it seems silly that I have not used it already!

  405. Taryn Oakley says:

    i want to learn how to make buttonholes!!

  406. Glenys says:

    Sewing clothes I hope.

  407. Fawn says:

    I’d like to learn free motion quilting this year.

  408. I have been sewing for 45 years, but I am always learning new ways to use fabric. I am going to have my first great granddaughter in June and I want to learn to sew the new styles for little girls. I also want to learn more about quilting.

  409. Natétoile says:

    If I win, the choice is going to be so difficult because you’ve got so much of wonderful fabrics !!!
    This year, i’d like to learn the art of quilting.

  410. Jenny says:

    I’d like to learn how to use all the different stitching features on my sewing machine! Too bad I don’t have the instruction manual :-/

  411. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I’d REALLY REALLY love to figure out/learn machine binding that looks good (I’d settle for decent, really). :)

  412. Sara says:

    A new skill maybe not so much,but I would like to improve on the ones I have already!

  413. Maggie says:

    I would like to learn how to do the sewn on binding. I always hand stitch mine down. I would also like to learn how to machine quilt my small quilts. Thanks for the chance at the fabric. I love it all and it would go nicely in my daughter’s wedding quilt. My fingers are crossed that you pick me!

  414. Laci Jamison says:

    I would love to lean how to make a blind hem and how to use a double needle.

  415. Mary Ann says:

    I would like to master using a paper pattern.

  416. I’d like to learn more about appliqueing this year! (hopefully I’ll have time, lol!)
    Thanks for the chance to win, ladies!!!

  417. Andrea says:

    I would really like to learn to sew invisible zippers on spandex material.

  418. Rina says:

    I have been sewing for fifty years so pretty much have it all down so I think pattern making would be one skill I’d like to learn.

  419. Rebekah says:

    I’m working on improving my hand sewing. With that, I’m planning to learn hand quilting! Excited!!

  420. Jess says:

    FMQ. But it makes me nervous, especially since my machine as zero throat space.

  421. Jolien says:

    I would love to finally learn how to sew clothes, baby is on his/her way again, so a perfectly good reason to practice.

    Love the new fabrics! <3

  422. wendy says:

    I’m always looking for new things to learn, it’s what keeps me going. I’ve just started learning to paper piece and next on the list is quilt as you go.

  423. Marla says:

    I want to tackle sewing curved blocks for a quilt.

  424. Steph says:

    I want to learn more free-motion quilting. Pebble quilting is first up on the list!

  425. Nerissa says:

    Hmm. I would like try to learn abit about quilting and piecing which I’ve never done. (I sew mostly bags)

  426. marthaeliza says:

    Zippers. I haven’t put sewn one in years, and I have an unreasonable fear of them.

  427. Cindy says:

    I’m learning to paper piece this year! I’ve got 2 projects in the works, so hopefully I’ll be a pro by the end of the year!

  428. Kristi Griggs says:

    Free motion quilting!!!

  429. Andrea L says:

    I’d like to learn how to free motion quilt!

  430. toni spencer says:

    This year I would like to learn hand sewing. I stitch everything by machine and I would like to learn to a block together with hand stitching.

  431. Anne Rita says:

    I don’t know if it is considered a sewing skill, but I’d like to learn som Quilt as you go techniques this year.

  432. Shannon says:

    I want to finally learn to sew a garment!

  433. Molly says:

    Serging

  434. Kim munoz says:

    Right now even thinking about flying geese makes me angry. I would love I overcome this anger and be able to confidently make them without going crazy!!!

  435. Diane says:

    I want to learn to do feathers on my longarm. Just can’t seem to get the nack.

  436. Kristin says:

    Hmm, one sewing skill I’d like to learn this year. I would like to make my first quilt this year. I sew clothing currently and would love to do a few picnic quilts.

  437. Jake says:

    Paper piecing!

  438. angela says:

    i’d like to learn free motion quilting!
    :))

  439. Carol Youssif says:

    I would love to paper piece this year! It looks beautiful and unique.

  440. Joy says:

    I have got to learn to make neat button holes

  441. Emily T says:

    I would love to learn more about sewing clothes for myself! Like, the very, very basics :)

  442. Angela says:

    I would love to learn how to make ruffles and button holes using my machine. That way I can make some cute little clothes for my new baby girl :)

  443. Ashleigh says:

    Ahh love Rashida Coleman-Hale. I just got a serger so I’m going to learn to use it this year!

  444. Melanie Diederich says:

    How to choose? It’s a conundrum.

  445. becky says:

    FMQ and improv letters

  446. Selinda says:

    I’d like to learn how to sew pleats.

  447. Samantha says:

    Ruffling

  448. Donel says:

    I want to conquer my fit issues and sew something for myself, not just my kids.

  449. Ellyn says:

    this year I am determined to learn free motion quilting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  450. Connie Smith says:

    I want to learn how to machine embroider this year! Saw your post on face book hoping this is the correct way to enter for a chance to win some of your beautiful fabric! Thanks , Connie

  451. Diane says:

    quilting!

  452. Amanda says:

    I would love to master bag making this year!!

  453. Laura C says:

    Free motion quilting! Gorgeous, perfect FMQ (not it’ll-do-pig FMQ).Yay!

  454. Kristine says:

    I would like to learn to do a better job of binding.

  455. Rox says:

    I would love to learn how to make pants! It’s not a skill per say, but involves a lot of different skills to make!

  456. DebbieKL says:

    Better application of bias tape on a curve!

  457. Sam says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to learn how to do applique this year! I’ve always shied away from it since it looks tricky.

  458. mrsm says:

    Id love to learn how to use a serger. Then I would love to buy a serger!

  459. Pat says:

    I’d really like to learn free motion quilting this year. Thanks for the chance to win!

  460. beth lehman says:

    other years i might have said either free motion quilting or sewing with knits. now i don’t fear those as much as i would like to find the time to practice these skills. time management 101!!

  461. Rebecca says:

    I’d like to improve my skills at sewing clothing.

  462. Beulah says:

    I would LOVE to learn how to smock, the ‘right way’.

  463. anna says:

    I want to get better with buttonholes!

  464. I would really like to work on making simple clothing for my grandbaby!

  465. Karen says:

    I’d like to learn how to use the mini serger that’s been sitting in a box for over a year in my craft room.

  466. Jess says:

    I’m taking a Craftsy course on finishing a bed-sized quilt on a standard machine, and I’d really like to finish watching the course videos and practice that skill on my own quilts! :)

  467. Penny says:

    One sewing skill I’d like to learn… hmmm… so far I seem to be learning at a wicked pace thanks to Craftsy. I’m not sure. I would LOVE to improve my FMQ… and I am working on that.

  468. Lauren says:

    Yay for free fabric! The sewing skill I’d like to learn this year is how to properly hem.

  469. Rohaise says:

    There are still so many things I’d like to learn, but probably top of the list is applique.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  470. db says:

    I desperately want to learn to do more with my serger!

  471. db says:

    I want to learn to do more with my serger! It’s not just for cutting off a SA! HELP

  472. Krystal P says:

    I need to master my serger! That’s really more than 1 skill, but I guess I could boil it down to conquering my fears :)

  473. Dawn says:

    I’d love to learn paper piecing

  474. jennifer says:

    Hi! I really want to purchase and learn to use a serger. I want to finish seams with serged edges, not zig-zags. I learned french seams last year, which helped, but still want to learn something BETTER.

  475. Rise says:

    I would love to learn to hand quilt.

  476. amy says:

    I would like to learn curved piecing. thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabrics

  477. Beth says:

    I want to learn how to FMQ. I’ve been trying to find a foot that will fit my machine. The search goes on…..

  478. Kara M says:

    Zippers. As a beginning sewer, I have yet to sew in a zipper, but I’ve got a few projects on my list that require zippers, so that is what I want to learn this year. And seeing the fabric collections above I want to add more projects to my list!

  479. ste says:

    I’d love to make myself clothing that actually fits well and I can feel good wearing!

  480. michele says:

    I would like to learn how to do smocking.

  481. Laura says:

    I’d love to learn paper piecing. I’ve never tried it, but the blocks you can make are beautiful!

  482. erinmalia says:

    i must learn how to use that serger that’s been sitting in my basement for fourteen months. i will. i must!

  483. Hannah says:

    Pattern adjustment!

  484. Kristin says:

    I’m a beginner so I’d like to learn to make something more than napkins and curtains! :)

  485. Aoife says:

    Well, I’ve just gotten over my fear of curves and improv care of Rachel over at Stitched in Color. The next new sewing skill to learn is foundation paper piecing! Then it will be practice practice practice so I don’t forget :)

  486. Erin says:

    I am a beginner sewer and I’ve been learning in my spare time. My next project is a messenger bag. So, I’d like to learn about interfacing. :)

  487. Robbin says:

    Wow there are a lot of skills I could work on! I would say curved seams are something I could improve upon.

  488. Samantha says:

    I would love to learn how to use the button hole stitch on my machine. I’m scared. lol

  489. Beth says:

    I would love to try quilting for the first time.

  490. Berry says:

    I’d love to master zippers- zippered pockets and inset zippers.

  491. I want to learn how to sew clothes. I’ve made a few things but I want to step it up a notch. :-)

  492. Em says:

    Though I’ve already learned it (technically), I’d really love to get a better handle on free motions quilting. It’s really rough for me, and I don’t feel happy with my product of yet.

  493. Cary says:

    Hemming knits- I’d like to master this technique and not have warped, stretched hems on my knit garments.

  494. Joan says:

    I would love to learn how to sew curves!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  495. Lindsey F says:

    Thanks for bringing back Free Fabric Friday. Fingers crossed than I am a lucky winner.

  496. Sue Ogle says:

    I would love to learn about applique.

  497. Amanda says:

    I would really like to learn to do free motion quilting. Thanks for the chance.

  498. Sarah says:

    Mitering corners so they look good!

  499. Barb Colvin says:

    When it comes to curves, my inclination is to use applique. But that isn’t very practical for a drunkard’s path block. So, this year, I need to buckle down and learn to sew curves!!

  500. Rhonda says:

    I want to learn to make adult sized clothing.

  501. laura says:

    Serging. Though that would mean I need a serger as well…:)

  502. Sarah in NC says:

    I think I need to learn to do yseams… Thanks for the giveaway!

  503. Autumn says:

    I would love to learn to use my walking foot! Thanks for the giveaway!

  504. Catherine says:

    Free motion quilting on a little, regular sewing machine

  505. Debora Kerr says:

    I would like to learn how to use my machine to darn.

  506. I’d like to learn how to set in zippers without cursing, the first time.

  507. Ellen M. says:

    I’d like to get more confident (and skilled) with inserting zippers and making buttonholes. It would allow me to expand what I could sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

  508. Aimee says:

    How to really use my serger!

  509. Sydney says:

    Basic quilting!

  510. Judie Harron says:

    I would love to learn how to machine quilt on my domestic sewing machine. judie

  511. Sarah says:

    I want to learn how to do applique, hand or machine, I don’t mind! :)

  512. Sandy says:

    I would love to learn how to use a serger. Sewing for 30 years and have never used one.

  513. Yasmin says:

    I’d like to learn to sew a good straight line to begin with! lol! I’m new at sewing and have just been so in love with fabrics and notions… but I need to sit down and actually start sewing! It’s hard to find time with 4 kids and a hubby, but I have to do it!

  514. Tas says:

    I’ve managed to avoid piping for 44 years. This year might be the year that I learn how to do it!

  515. Melissa Smith says:

    I would like to be more confident with the skills I have before I tackle a new skill. When I do, I think it will be paper piecing.

  516. naii says:

    Ohh beautiful fabrics! I must learn how to put a invisible zipper, i tried once but became totaly visible!

  517. Galatina says:

    I want to learn how to free style embroidery with my machine well this year. Thanks for a lovely giveaway – gorgeous materials.

  518. Dawn George says:

    Last summer I started my first quilt, I completed the top. This year I would like to know how to bind and quilt it.

  519. Nancy says:

    I’d like to overcome my fear of y seams. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

  520. Free motion quilting

  521. Margaret says:

    I’d like to learn how to free motion quilt. I love my straight line quilting, but when I look at the work done by so many others, I am inspired!

  522. Phil says:

    I’ve only just started sewing, so this year I’m learning pretty much everything. However, the dark art of fitting and then adapting patterns is something I’d like to get familiar with.

    Having made a kilt for a friend’s Scottish wedding, I got the bug so make clothes (and as I’m a short guy, it’s hard to find clothes that fit) – but my wife is getting the benefit so far until I get the hang of tailoring.

    Love those fabrics, would be great for seam bindings and secret facings. I’m also loving how sewing blogs are so enthusiastic and supportive (but there are too many – way too many to read them all *and* get work done making my all-natural soaps lol. Keep it up guys.

  523. Siobhan says:

    Skills I’d like to learn this year… I want to learn how to do curved piecing. I’d love to do a New York Beauty quilt and/or a Pickle Dish quilt. Both would stretch my piecing skills.

  524. Gill says:

    I’d love to master curved piecing!

  525. Colleen says:

    Love the new Denyse Schmidt!

  526. Marjolijn says:

    installing an invisible zipper

  527. Rohini Radhakrishnan says:

    Free motion quilting. I am making patchwork quilt tops and quilting them for the past two years. Stitching in the ditch, straight line quilting are my favourites so far. I want to learn FMQ this year, mainly through online tutorials. I have a Janome machine but quilting tools and accessories are not easily available in IndIa, where I live. Cotton fabric and colors are available in plenty though.
    The work I come across on sites such as yours, crazy mom and Happy Quilting and the many other links is truly amazing and the tutorials are my lifeline. Thank you.
    Of these on view I like the Summersville Spring designs.
    Thanks once again for sharing
    Rohini

  528. Silvia G says:

    Would love to learn curve piecing!

  529. Arancha says:

    Well, actually I’m learning to sew and have much to learn.
    currently I do simple seams. but necks ……..
    I would like to learn

  530. cheryl s says:

    I would like to learn applique either by hand or machine. I’m not picky.

  531. Deborah says:

    I want to learn to do straight line machine quilting. So far I have only done hand quilting. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  532. Brecka says:

    Curved piecing!

  533. Merry says:

    I’d like to finally get the hang of shirring. The last time I tried it, it was a disaster. >_<

  534. Alice Simons says:

    Lovely fabrics.
    The sewwing skillI would like to learn this year is to draught my own patterns.

  535. Lindsey says:

    I’d like to learn how to paper piece this year!

  536. Kimberly D says:

    Improve my free motion quilting.

  537. Rebecca pettis says:

    Making garmets.

  538. Jenny Doyle says:

    I’d love to learn free motion quilting this year as I have a number of quilts that need doing in time for baby arrivals!!!

  539. jodi says:

    how to do Y seams successfully.

  540. cella garcia says:

    I would like to finally learn how to use my serger. Meaning how to thread it.

  541. Would love to win!

  542. patsy says:

    This year I want to learn to long arm quilt. It will speed up the quilting on my larger quilts. Thanks for the opportunity.

  543. mary says:

    I would dearly love to learn FMQ!

  544. Maria hennessy says:

    I’d love to learn how to do button holes. Don’t know if I’d ever use the skill but it seems fiddly so I’d like to learn if all the same!

  545. Priya says:

    English paper piecing.

  546. Janelle Wong says:

    This year I’d like to learn how to smock fabric :)

  547. Tara G says:

    I would love to learn to sew clothes properly – I am terrible at it!

  548. Linda says:

    I want to learn how to put a zip into the back of a cushion.

  549. Kimberly says:

    How to use a zipper foot. I am rather inept at zippers!!

  550. Joanna says:

    I’d love to learn how to crochet. I know few basics, but anythng more complicated is beyond my knowledge :)

  551. Sarah says:

    Free motion quilting is my goal for this year.

  552. Valerie Boudier says:

    I’d like to learn needle turn applique

  553. Lindsay says:

    Inserting a front zipper fly!

  554. Georgina says:

    I’d like to learn how to sew a perfect set in sleeve.

  555. Angela Wicentowich says:

    Always love a good giveaway! This year I would like to perfect the art of bound buttonholes. I love the look of them and I’m slowly but surely getting better at them.

    Thanks!

  556. Sarah says:

    I’m hoping to learn how to use the button hole foot on my machine.

  557. melissa says:

    Using my new serger. I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet.

  558. Marie says:

    I would like to learn how to paper piece. Over the holidays I picked up a cute birthday table runner that uses this technique. Now I just have to sit down and work on it.

  559. Serena in CA says:

    Fitting/pattern modification so finished garments fit me like they should. And, oh! Those cranes!!!

  560. Melissa Pentecost says:

    This year I am teaching myself how to adapt patterns to make things fit! I have a habit of buying expensive fabrics but I waste them on clothes that never fit- my resolution is to make the most of the fabric I like. :D

  561. I would love to learn how to free motion quilt!

  562. TheBon says:

    I really want to make my first quilt this year. If I can stop being indecisive.

  563. Genevieve says:

    Free motion quilting!

    Genevieve

  564. Christine says:

    How to sew a zipper

  565. Cami Lindgren says:

    I would like to learn how to piece with paper. Thanks so much for this chance and have a wonderful day!

  566. How lovely. I’m determined to learn improve curves :)

  567. Monika Flake says:

    Hello,
    I want to sew a dresden plate since a long time.
    Thanks für the chance, greetings from Germany,
    Monika

  568. Heather says:

    I’d love to learn to free motion quilt.

  569. Whitner Kane says:

    Free-motion quilting! My little machine can’t really do it, so I only use a walking foot. My mom is very generously giving me her old (and awesome!) Bernina, so hoping to learn FMQ on it.

  570. Tonya says:

    I’d like to learn to sew a dress for myself. I’ve braved skirts and lots of quilts and non-clothing items but no clothes for myself.

  571. Robin Saporito says:

    smocking

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