july 2014 giveaway :: Okan Arts
july 2014 giveaway

july 2014 giveaway

by Patricia Belyea

SEATTLE WA  Two factors influence my choice of batting:
Performance  I use battings that are easy to stitch—by machine or hand. Many of my quilts are stitched-in-the-ditch by machine, and then hand quilted with a big needle and heavy No 8 perle cotton thread.
The Look  I’m a low-loft kind of quilter as I don’t like making puffy quilts. Flatter quilts look more modern to me.

This package of queen-size cotton batting—90″ x 108″ —is made by Hobbs, the leading US batting manufacturer. The 100% natural cotton has a soft drape. It’s needle punched for additional strength and can be quilted up to 4″ apart.

You can win this batting by adding a comment to this blog. The drawing will take place at midnight PST on July 31, 2014. The batting will then be mailed anywhere in the world.

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47 comments to “july 2014 giveaway”

  1. LeeAnn says:

    Great to see that we can now leave comments! Was that true all along?

  2. Nicole says:

    Yay for comments! And free batting too. I’m having a productive start to the summer and need more batting.

    And are you on the island this summer at all? We should connect if you are.

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      I will be in Victoria at the very beginning of September to spread my dad’s ashes in Victoria Harbour. His birthday is September 4, so it will be that weekend.

  3. Rachaeldaisy says:

    What a great giveaway, a quilter always needs more batting. I haven’t tried Hobbs 100% cotton so I’d love the chance to try it. Thank you also for having the giveaway open to everyone in the world. And while I’ve got the chance to leave a comment I can let you know I always enjoy visiting your blog.

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Thanks for reading my blog. I’m always curious about other quilters and that’s why I visit others and write artist profiles.

  4. Quilting Tangent says:

    Love getting recommendations on batting, never tried Hobbs, it sounds good. Always can use batting. Thank you for having a giveaway.

  5. Jackie says:

    What a great giveaway! I’ve never really learned the subtleties of the different battings and would love to try something new and learn! Thanks

  6. Kay Sorensen says:

    This sounds like a batting I would love to try in one of the works in progress I’m going to be completing soon!

  7. Stacey says:

    Thanks for the chance to try some Hobbs – I keep hearing about it from other quilters, but haven’t tried it yet.

  8. Barbara says:

    100% cotton batting is the best kind of batting to use with its low loft.

  9. BeckyR says:

    I would love to win some Hobbs batting!

  10. Martina says:

    Thanks for sharing about batting. There are so many different ones and it is so helpful to hear what other quilters use and think. Of course I would love to try this one too. Thanks for the chance.

  11. Lee says:

    I have not used this type of batting before! Thanks for the review of the different types and for the giveaway!

  12. Jean says:

    I like flatter quilts too. Those puffy synthetic bats were favored by my Mother’s generation.

  13. Jessica T says:

    My goal this summer is to get all of my UFOs done, I could sure use some more batting!

  14. Margaret says:

    I love Hobbs, makes quilts alive..

  15. Gladys Schulz says:

    Patricia, I love your fabrics and think that batting would come in handy to finish up my project with those fabrics. Gladys

  16. Bev C says:

    Hello Patricia,

    Thanks for the review on the wadding. I am nearly at the end of a hexie quilt so this would come in very handy.

    Happy days.

  17. JIll Varnell says:

    I look forward to your FB posts. Now I will have access to more information about your talents. Thanks from a very appreciative cousin.

  18. Cathy says:

    I saw your post about coming to Victoria in September. I hope you’ll have time to meet for coffee. You’re welcome to stay with me if you need a place too. Still haven’t decided what to do with my collection of yukata cottons, but I take them out and touch and dream about them a lot. Miss you!

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Thanks Cathy. I’ll be traveling with my twin so I’m unsure of our schedule. (Here’s a hint for how to use your yukata cottons—pair them with modern solids. I’ve been doing that recently and having a lot of fun.)

  19. Janice Daniell says:

    Thanks Patricia for inviting me to your fb page and then to your website … I will enjoy following you in the future… I quilt all the time since I have retire… I have a frame and a Juki mid-arm and thoroughly enjoy it … Thanks for your friendship..

  20. Karen says:

    Thank you for your friendship 🙂
    I could use the batting – thanks

  21. Pam Biswas says:

    thanks for the Give Away. I love using Hobbs batting of all kinds.

  22. Rosie Balderston-Denbo says:

    Working with cotton batting is the best Rosie

  23. Sid says:

    I am so excited to visit your new pop up store in Ballard. I first saw your beautiful fabrics at the Stashfest in La Conner, and was overwhelmed by the vibrant colors, and just wasn’t able make a decision, because I think I want them all! Thank you for the opportunity to try out your favorite batting!

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Sid—I’m thrilled that The Quilting Loft in Ballard is hosting my pop-up shop this summer. As I am gone all of July and most of August, it gives yukata cotton seekers a way to access my inventory. Since StashFest, I have added over 100 bolts to my inventory—lots more colors and patterns!

  24. Myra Ramos says:

    Hello Patricia, thank you for the chance to try out some Hobbs batting. I’m making quilts for friends and family this year, and queen size would be perfect! Will hope to swing by your Ballard pop up store this summer.

  25. Jo Allbutt says:


    Great add to your blog. Always love to see what you are up to.

    I can appreciate that you may be busy here in September but if you want to get together you have my number.

    Regardless I will see you in November.

    Cheers Jo

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Jo — Great to hear from you. I’m really looking forward to November and getting back together with everyone (plus a few newbies) at the Retreat. Cheers.

  26. Pamela says:

    Great giveaway! Please enter me in your drawing. I like flatter quilts and would like to learn more about batting. Thanks!

  27. Shelley C says:

    Would love to try this all cotton batting…I’ve ever only used the 80/20 one…

  28. Mark M says:

    This is so kind of you to have this giveaway and 100% cotton batting by Hobbs is a dream to work with

  29. Laurie Tigner says:

    Would love to get my hands on some Hobbs cotton….thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

  30. Linda Hall says:

    I love natural fiber quilt batts and Hobb’s cotton is very nice to work with. Love give aways.

  31. Sharon Davison says:

    Great give away for quilters. Love this batting for my quilts.

  32. Kristi says:

    I have not tried this but love cotton batting! Thanks for the opportunity!

  33. Renée Ferre says:

    Hobbs cotton is definitely my favorite batting. Have trouble to find it here in France sometimes. Whenever possible to buy, I do.. Dreaming of getting one…

  34. I would like to win Hobbs for my Sashiko mermaid or dreamboat quilt.FYI

  35. I love the feel of this batting! It reminds my of the one quilt I have that my grandmother made.

  36. Liz Thompson says:

    Have used Hobbs Heirloom for MANY years.

  37. Patricia Belyea says:

    Nicole Hannah of Victoria BC won the Hobbs Heirloom Natural Cotton batting!