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August 14, 2019
A reading pillow for Halloween from Carried Away Quilting


I’ve wanted to make a reading pillow for quite some time. It’s probably silly and nostalgic, considering my children are both in their 20s! No matter how old they get, I still remember fondly the hours we spent reading together . . . on the couch, on the floor, in the backyard, in a fort, at bedtime, after school . . . anywhere and everywhere. My sweetest memories are when Haley was a toddler sitting on my lap, with Luke snuggled next to us, reading aloud from his favorite book.

Well, I decided there was no reason I couldn't sew up a darling ...

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July 29, 2018
Cloth book panel winners! Thanks Quilt Girls! from Carried Away Quilting


It's time to announce our cloth book panel giveaway winners, thanks to the generous folks at Quilt Girls! Shop owner Patricia was kind enough to send me FOUR cloth book panels, which will go to four lucky readers!


If you haven't entered one of my giveaways before, my scientific method for selecting a winner is to copy and paste all of the comments into an Excel spreadsheet.  Then I do several sorts to rearrange the entries. Then I ask a family member to “say a number.” Today the lucky guy to holler some winning numbers from the front ...

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July 23, 2018
Cloth book giveaway with Quilt Girls! from Carried Away Quilting

One of the easiest and most gratifying homemade gifts you can make for a child is a cloth book. It's wonderful to give a gift that teaches and nurtures at the same time! The kind folks at Quilt Girls recently sent me FOUR book panels so that we could run a giveaway for my readers. Isn't that nice?



Here are the four darling panels we'll be giving away. (You can click on the links below to see full photos of the panels.)  Details on how to enter are at the bottom of this post.


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February 25, 2018
An Easter tote bag from Carried Away Quilting


Are you looking for a quick and easy Easter gift for a child in your life?  Then I have just the project for you! The kind folks at Quilt Girls recently sent me one of their newest springtime collections, Garden Gatherings, and I whipped up this sweet little bag in no time.


You may recognize this tote bag; it’s one of my free tutorials called the Easy Fat Quarter Shoulder Bag! Wouldn’t this make a fun gift? You could fill it with a new book, some crayons or markers, a small stuffed animal or even Easter candies!


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November 18, 2017
Cloth book panel winners, courtesy of Quilt Girls from Carried Away Quilting

It's time to announce our giveaway winners!  Earlier this week I shared some cloth books I have made, courtesy of the kind folks at Quilt Girls! Shop owner Patricia was nice enough to give me two extra panels, which will go to two lucky readers!

If you haven't entered one of my giveaways before, my scientific method for selecting a winner is to copy and paste all of the comments into an Excel spreadsheet.  Then I do several sorts to rearrange the entries.  Then I ask a family member to chose a winning number.  I suppose something like ...

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November 13, 2017
Thanksgiving cloth book and a giveaway with Quilt Girls from Carried Away Quilting

Are you looking for a quick, homemade gift that is sure to be well loved? Then a cloth book may be the answer!  One of my terrific blog sponsors, Quilt Girls, recently sent me this adorable Thanksgiving book panel, which I was able to whip together in no time. Now I have a sweet book to gift to a young one!



I Love to Gobble You Up” lends itself to having a sing-song, rhyming read-along with a little boy or girl. I’m pretty sure I can picture most of us reading, and gobbling, some well-loved little toes to the ...

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