Win Edge to Edge Longarm Quilting for Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

December 9, 2015

Update:  This Giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations Lauren!

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day rolls around twice a year and today I am thrilled to offer free edge to edge quilting for a lap or twin sized quilt.  It is such an honor to be involved in your creative endeavors, and I love to help you bring your quilt tops one step closer to being used and cherished by your loved ones.Edge to Edge Quilting Services

I quilt on a computerized A-1 Elite machine, guaranteeing beautiful, accurate stitches.  The edge to edge designs I am currently offering are all quilting patterns that I have created myself using AutoCad.

Interlocking is my most popular design, and it looks great with a variety of contemporary quilt styles.  Graphic block based quilts, improvisationally pieced designs, whole cloth quilts, and T-shirt quilts all look great with this quilting design.

Interlocking Edge to Edge Quilting Design

Interlocking Edge to Edge Quilting Design

Floral Spirals has a whimsical feel and is a lovely way to soften a graphic pieced design or add interest to a simply pieced or whole cloth/panel quilt.

Floral Spiral Edge to Edge Quilting Design (finished quilt has been washed to soften and enhance crinkle effect)

Floral Spiral Edge to Edge Quilting Design (finished quilt has been washed to soften and enhance crinkle effect)

I am adding new designs all the time, and I can also work with you to create a customized edge to edge pattern to coordinate with your fabrics or quilt top.

This giveaway will be for quilting services for one quilt that is up to 6,000 square inches, but I still have plenty of openings available if you would like to have your quilts done for Christmas!  My edge to edge quilting rates are 2 cents per square inch.  (To calculate the square inches, multiply the quilt top length by the quilt top width.  For example a quilt measuring 50″ x 70″ would be 3,500 square inches.  Multiply that by .02 to determine the quilting cost.  3,500 x .02 = $70.00 )  Please email me at cassandra(at)thenotsodramaticlife(d0t)com if you would like more information about the quilting services I currently offer.

How to Enter

  • This giveaway is open from Wednesday, December 9 to 11:59pm Eastern on Sunday, December 13th.  I will notify the winner both by email and on the blog by Wednesday, December 16th.
  • Due to Shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to United States shipping addresses (I do have another giveaway of a PDF pattern that is open internationally, so I hope all of my readers will check it out!)
  • If you are selected, I will send you a form to fill out and enclose with your quilt top, quilt backing (which should measure at lease 8″ larger than the top in both width and length), and batting of your choice.  You are responsible for shipping these items to me.*  I do ask that your quilt top arrive between the the winner announcement of this giveaway and March 31, 2016.
  • Turnover is usually 7-10 days from the time the quilt top is received, although it is sometimes sooner.  I will provide a single, solid color, high quality quilting thread for your quilt.  Aurifil is my most common thread, but I will occasionally use King Tut or WonderFil.  Once the quilting is complete, it will be shipped to you via the USPS in a priority flat rate box at no charge to you.*
  • In the coming year, I am hoping to include several tutorials of quilting/textile techniques on the blog.  You may enter this giveaway by leaving any comment, but I would really love to hear about what kinds of tutorials you would be interested in seeing!
  • The winner will be determined by a random drawing.

* In the event that the selected person is located in the Central or West Central part of Ohio, an in person pick-up/drop-off may be arranged.

Good Luck!  Please be sure to check out all of the other fantastic giveaways going on this week on Sew Mama Sew!



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    anna brown
    December 9, 2015 at 6:53 am

    Nice giveaway i have never had a quilt professionally quilted would be a cool win…

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    December 9, 2015 at 7:51 am

    What a wonderful prize! I love your quilting and hope I win. I would love to see some tutorials on different FMQ designs you have developed.

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

    What a great giveaway! Thank you!

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    Diana Collins
    December 9, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I love your interlocking design. Thanks for your giveaway.

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Those are lovely quilting designs!

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:56 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! I think that tutorials about how to come up with simple design that are easy to quilt on a domestic machine would be very interesting!

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway! I have never gotten a quilt professionally quilted, so I would love the opportunity. I have quite a pile of quilt tops adding up that I need to get around to quilting, so this would be great for helping me with that.

    I would love to see tutorials/techniques on how best to manage large quilts on my home sewing machine.

    Thanks again for the giveaway!

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:12 am

    OMG! This is the best giveaway! I would love to make a quilt and send it off. I rarely ever get to do that! Thank you so much!

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    Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
    December 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Wow, this is a fabulous giveaway! I’d love for you to give a quilt top of mine some quilting love. : )

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    Joanna Malachowsky
    December 9, 2015 at 10:35 am

    This is so exciting! I would love to have your beautiful quilting on one of my projects! Generous giveaway 😊

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

    That is such a generous giveaway. You do beautiful quilting.

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    Meghan eschbaugh
    December 9, 2015 at 10:58 am

    What a great prize! Fingers crossed! I love free motion quilting tutorials.

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Wow! Fabulous prize. Please pick me, I have so many finished tops in the cue.

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    Jen V
    December 9, 2015 at 11:06 am

    This is so generous of you. I love your two patterns you showed! 😍

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    Jessie Hansen
    December 9, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I have quite a few finished tops that need some quilting. I like to do it all by hand but your rates are really not bad. I would love to win this, and may bookmark your site for future reference!

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Your work is always gorgeous to admire – I would love to win the chance to bring some home with me!!

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Ooh, this is fun! I seriously admire longarm quilters! 🙂

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:34 am

    This is an amazing give away, and I’m not sure that I have ever read of someone giving away their services before. I love that idea. I always love new free motion quilting tutorials.

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:43 am

    What a wonderful prize! I have a quilt here that need’s finishing and your style of quilting is lovely! Would be
    so happy to win!

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Oh, what lovely quilting this is!

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    Linda Rupe
    December 9, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I love your Interlocking pattern and would adore that on solids just as pictured, rather than a pieced quilt. For tutorial interest, I think tips on what a longarm quilter needs from the quilt top piecer/creator would be good because many don’t understand that some of the things done in piecing make a project difficult to quilt.

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    Amy Gossman
    December 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I have just the quilts for your giveaway! Thanks for doing this. LOve the flowery designs.

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    December 9, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Wow! Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I’d love any tips on quilting! Every one has their own method and there’s always something new to learn! Maybe tips for machine binding? 🙂

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    December 9, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Wow! what an incredibly generous giveway! Thanks for a chance to win. Your quilting is beautiful.

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    December 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    wow amazing giveaway

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    December 9, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Have a quilt quilted for you is always a wonderful weight lifted! That is the part that makes me so nervous, because I have visions of ruining the top I have so painstakingly pieced.

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    Lesley Griffel
    December 9, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Lovely prize!!

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    December 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Wow! what a great give away. I really like the Interlocking Edge to Edge Quilting Design and I have several quilt tops I could send off very soon! Thank you for putting my name in the hat.

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    Erin D.
    December 9, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful prize! Eep! I’d be so thrilled to win 🙂 and your tips would be greatly appreciated!

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    December 9, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Both those patterns look so cool. This would be a perfect kick in the pants to get a queen sized quilt top done that I’ve been working on for YEARS! 🙂 Ok, not actively working on it for years but I did start it a long, long time ago.

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    Claudia TN
    December 9, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway! So generous. (claudiapate at live dot com)

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    December 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    I would love tips on picking the best home machine for quilting.
    Thank you for sharing your skills and time!

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    Jess Lobbe
    December 9, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I am new to sewing, just started this year. I never learned how to sew as a child, besides hand stitching buttons and sewing patches. No one in my family every owned a sewing machine. My mother-in-law made me a quilt and I was just amazed on how detailed a quilt can be. There is so many things out there that I would love to create, hopefully with the continued help of Sew Mama Sew, I will be moving from a “beginner” to a “intermediate” sewist in no time. I would love to be able to finish my own quilt tops, but for now, I need help with this.

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    Ariel Huffman
    December 9, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! When it comes to the quilting portion of making a quilt complete, I’m always so intimidated by basting and making sure everything lays flat. I would love a tutorial on how best to baste if you don’t have a longarm or any other fancy tools.

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    December 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Oh, I so hope I win ! I may just have to buy this if I don’t – I’ve had a finished quilt top waiting for me to have time to quilt for… 5 years ? Come on Christmas !

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    Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine
    December 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I love your interlocking quilting, great giveaway!

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    Karen Caves
    December 9, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    How exciting…..I’ve never had a quilt professionally quilted.

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    Faith J
    December 9, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    I’ve been quilting my own quilts on a home machine, but with plans for a quilt a month for my new grandson’s first year, this would be wonderful to win!

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    Darci Matheny
    December 9, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I love your work! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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    Charlotte in GA
    December 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I would love to win this. ive got a few tops im about done with and Ive never had one professionally quilted! Thanks for the chance.

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    Jess Kennedy
    December 9, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Wow! What an awesome giveaway – I love that you love to create your own designs!

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Your work is beautiful!

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    Connie Cain
    December 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    What a wonderful giveaway!! I have some tops that need quilting. I have only finished one quilt so far, but have half a dozen tops to finish. 🙂

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    Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts
    December 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    This is such an awesome giveaway! I love seeing tutorials on FMQ designs and seeing the process from start to finish is so helpful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    December 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Your quilt designs are great esp the grid

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    December 9, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    What a unique giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Vicki C
    December 9, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Love that floral design! Thanks for the chance.

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    December 10, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Great giveaway! I’ve never sent a quilt away to be quilted on a longarm – would love to try it!

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    December 10, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Designing your own quilting patterns with AutoCad is impressive. What a generous prize!

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    Amanda M
    December 10, 2015 at 3:48 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love love love your interlocking design. Thanks for the chance! 🙂

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    December 10, 2015 at 5:42 am

    I would love to win this. I have a quilt ready to send.

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    December 10, 2015 at 9:31 am

    That’s awesome! I didn’t realize you were designing your patterns; I like the Floral Spiral. Nice work!!

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    Ellen M.
    December 10, 2015 at 9:32 am

    What a generous giveaway! I have nearly finished my second (ever) quilt top so this would be great. Many thanks!

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    Diane in VA
    December 10, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Cassandra, how generous and it’s nice to meet you:)
    There’s a Spring themed quilt top in my closet for a special sister and I’d love to have this quilted w/ a graphic /geometric design .

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    December 10, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful quilting, great giveaway!

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    Catherine in MI
    December 10, 2015 at 11:28 am

    What an amazing giveaway!

    I actually have a quilt that I think is twin sized…well, actually not a quilt – just the top! I would love to see it finished.

    Thank you so much for the chance.

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    Christine Sherman
    December 10, 2015 at 11:45 am

    I have never sent a quilt out yet, this is awesome! Thanks for the chance!

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    December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’ve only ever hand-quilted small pieces — I’m not sure where I’d start in asking for tutorials. I’d love to be able to do the fun part of piecing my daughter’s quilt without the headache of figuring out how I’m going to get all the layers basted without the cats bunching it up every 30 seconds…

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    December 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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    December 10, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Wow, this is such a wonderful giveaway. I love your work.

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    Marissa C.
    December 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Oooh, your interlocking design is super cool!

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    Janet G
    December 10, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Beautiful quilting and awesome giveaway! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    December 10, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, what a generous giveaway! I have been wanting to make a quilt for my daughter and this would definitely encourage me to get it done! 🙂

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    Kathy E.
    December 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    What a generous prize! I have seen professionally quilted projects and would love to have one quilted by you! Fingers crossed!

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    December 10, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    What a great prize — thanks for the chance!

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    December 10, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    What a fantastic prize!! My fingers are crossed SO hard! 🙂 your designs are lovely!

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    Pam S
    December 10, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    What a wonderfully generous prize! I’ve never had one of my quilts professionally quilted before. Thanks for the chance to win. Your work is beautiful.

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    December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    What a generous giveaway! I appreciate the ability to enter, thank you

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    December 10, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    How great is it this! Your work is beautiful! I’ve never had a quilt professionally finished and although I’d LOVE to see one of mine quilted if I won this I would send in one of my moms quilts, she has been so patient with teaching me how to quilt and sew and she more than deserves this! She makes GRGEOUS quilts and has also yet to have one quilted professionally! Fingers crossed! Xoxox

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    December 10, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    I would love to win edge to edge longarm quilting. Tutorials on how to select quilting motifs to enhance a quilt would be wonderful. Or how about how you customize edge to edge quilting to enhance a quilt. That would be fascinating.

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    December 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    WOW! What an awesome giveaway! I would love to learn more about machine quilting.

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    December 10, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    I love FMQ tutorials, but have been too anxious to try. A tutorial to help me overcome my fear would be great!

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    Shari Borger
    December 10, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Great idea! My own fmq is pretty poor so having something I pieced that I’m proud of professionally done would be amazing!

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    December 11, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Oh goodness. If anything could convince me to manage to get a quilt top finished while doing grad school, getting to have it professionally quilted certainly would! Very generous giveaway 🙂

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    Lorinda Davis
    December 11, 2015 at 1:24 am

    I love both designs, but the interlocking design is simply amazing! I’d love to see some tutorials for quilting on a domestic machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    sarah c
    December 11, 2015 at 9:34 am

    Wow great giveaway my fmq is not up to par so I have a top or two that needs this giveaway.

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    Shelley Folkerts
    December 11, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. I have only had one of my quilts long armed quilted and that was over 15 years ago. It was donated to a charity auction. I am still learning on how to set up my machine to even attempt free motion quilting.

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    becky moyer
    December 11, 2015 at 10:41 am

    what a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to sample your skills! 🙂

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    Kathie L
    December 11, 2015 at 11:05 am

    I have so many tops waiting to be done. This would be terrific.

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    December 11, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Lovely designs. I have never had a quilt professional done. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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    December 11, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I’m still learning the basics of quilting so any and all tutorials are helpful. I’m definitely wanted to learn more about FMQ and Quilt as you Go methods, as well as machine binding techniques. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    SarahAnne (sash) Hazlewood
    December 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    The quilting is gorgeous. I’ve only had one piece completed on a long arm & it turned out great. Thanks for the give away opportunity!

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    December 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I’m always looking for tutorials on how you choose what pattern to quilt on each quilt. I usually get stuck on that part. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    December 11, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Amazing! I have a whole satack of rops that I want to get done but have never had one professionally done.

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    Lynne McLandsborough
    December 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway. Your quilting is amazing – I really love the interlocking pattern

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    Nancy mcmahan
    December 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Great giveaway. Thank you

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    December 11, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This would definitely be special! I’d love to have you do a quilt for me.

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    December 12, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I can’t believe this is a giveaway, Cassandra. What a generous offer. You’ve come miles in the short time you’ve had your longarm. I am so impressed. Thanks.

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    Kati Tobler
    December 12, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Thank you for the chance!

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    Joanna @ Midwestern Bite
    December 12, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Eeeeeeep! I really want to win this. I’m working on finishing up my first lap quilt and am pretty sure I want to have it quilted for me. I don’t know that my $200 Brother (or me for that matter) is quite up to that challenge.

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    Paige @ Quilted Blooms
    December 12, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Your quilting is beautiful and the designs too! I would love to win!

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    Niechelle Wade
    December 12, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, what a great idea for a giveaway! How wonderful! Have a Happy Holiday. 🙂

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    Stephanie Daniel
    December 12, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Such a wonderful giveaway! I am always interested in FMQ techniques.

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    December 12, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    What an awesome giveaway!

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    Melissa Q
    December 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I’ve never had a quilt professionally quilted. How about a post about sending a quilt to a longarmer for the first time: things to make sure you do, or things newbies do that cause trouble for longarmers? Hope that makes sense. I’ve considered sending a quilt to a longarmer, but I am a little afraid they might look at the quilt top and not like how it was pieced (too many loose threads, too little seam allowance, etc.).

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    December 13, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Oh your work is wonderful! It would be great!

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    December 13, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!! That’s awesome!

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    Karen Hurst
    December 13, 2015 at 3:01 am

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway. This would be fantastic!

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    December 13, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Wow!! This entices me to start a new quilt 🙂

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    karen b
    December 13, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Wow! I’ve always wanted to try to have a longarm do one quilt. Savvy advertising!

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    Judy Hudgins
    December 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Getting ready to have my first professional quilting job done. Would love to win this!

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    Silvia Sutters
    December 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I love your work Cassandra! That first design is amazing!

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    Mary Hoagland
    December 13, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I would like to learn more about free motion quilting on a regular sewing machine. How about new patterns? I love the ones in your pictures above. Stippling is getting old fast.

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    Karen A
    December 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    What a generous giveaway. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    December 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Such a generous giveaway! I’ve never had a quilt professionally quilted but its something I keep thinking about every time I struggle to get a quilt in and out of a tiny throat space. Your work is beautiful! I love the interlocking pattern! Merry Christmas!

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    Kelly O.
    December 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    What an amazing giveaway!! crossing my fingers and my toes! Merry Christmas!

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    2016 Planning Party
    December 23, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    […] to be big.  I may pay a long armer to quilt this for me.  Maybe Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl or Cassandra from Not So Dramatic Life?  I think they both offer these services.  I don’t know anyone local and would rather pay […]

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    Claudia TN
    December 8, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

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