Firstly since I had a bit of a facelift this month, here's the new button if you fancy grabbing it:
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For the first part of the giveaway, Sew Fresh Fabrics are giving away 5 FWQAL scrap bags (containing the equivalent of approx 2 yds of fabric), one to celebrate each week of the FWQAL so far. We came up with the idea after reading that so many people are doing this QAL from their scraps and thought it might be fun to have a few more to play with. Of course you can also have a chance of winning one of these bags if you are not in the FWQAL.
And there is another FWQAL-related prize. Laurie Aaron Hird, who wrote the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book is bringing out a new sampler book this autumn. Called the Farmer's Wife Pony Club, the book showcases a sampler quilt made this time with 8" blocks, which allowed Laurie to design some more intricate blocks. One reader of this blog will win an advance copy of the book when it arrives in the US later this year - sent to you personally by Laurie when she receives the advance copies. You will be one of the very first in the whole wide world to have a copy of Laurie's new book.
Laurie has taken the feedback she received on the first book and added in printable full size line diagrams, rotary cutting instructions and foundation paper piecing templates for those of you who prefer piecing other than with templates.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, you may leave the following comments:
1. Leave a comment letting us know what you would do with the scraps if you won them.
2. Leave a "FWQAL bonus comment" if you are participating in the FWQAL.
3. Leave a comment "LQ follower" if you are a follower of my blog.
4. Leave a comment "SFF Follower" if you are a follower of the Sew Fresh Fabrics blog.
Winners of all these fabulous giveaways will be announced on the blog a week from today. The winner of the book will receive it shortly after advance copies are shipped into the US later this year.