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four may giveaways

four may giveaways


by Patricia Belyea

SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaway features a roll of 21 Modern Solids from In the Beginning Fabrics and a package of Hobbs Tuscany Collection wool batting. Four fabric / batting sets will be given away! Each giveaway is valued at $80.

These giveaways are going to take big boxes to ship! The fabric rolls measure 5″ high with strips of all the Modern Solids colors, the full width of the bolt—approximately three yards of cotton. The packages of 100% wool batting, perfect for machine or hand stitching, are full-bed size.
Okan Arts May Giveaway

To participate in these giveaways, just answer one or both of these questions in the Comment box: Are you using solids in your quilts these days OR have you tried wool batting yet?

The drawing for these giveaways will be held at midnight PST on May 31, 2015. Four winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. The prizes will then be shipped anywhere in the world.

To visit In The Beginning Fabrics website +click here

To visit Hobbs Batting website +click here

This is an unsponsored giveaway. Thank you In the Beginning Fabrics and Hobbs Bonded Fibers for your generous donations of these products.

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202 comments to “four may giveaways”

  1. Linda Fleming says:

    Yes to both!
    I love using solids – I have just received a wonderful quilt kit that is all solids!
    I’ve used wool batting for kid’s quilts.

  2. Janet Wright says:

    I would love to get either or. Such fine quality products. Janet

  3. Diane says:

    Solids, Yes, always love the clean look of solids to compliment my designs.
    Wool Batting? Absolutely yes. I learned to use it in hand quilting in Hawaii and love the buttery-soft hand and light weight that is great in warm and cool climates.

  4. babs ratner says:

    Yes I am using lots of solids these days and no I have not tried wool batting. I would like to some day though.

  5. Deb Winterling says:

    Love, love, love using solids! So fun and fresh!
    Thank you for offering such a generous drawing…

  6. Jackie says:

    Wow, I’d love to win this. I’ve been using solids with increasing frequency. Have never tried wool batting but want to try. Thanks for the opportunity.

  7. Margaret Johnson says:

    I have not yet used the new solids in a quilt and am excited about trying them. I have heard wonderful things about wool batting but have not tried it yet.

  8. Denise Lentini says:

    I have used solids- background for a curved log cabin- looked great.

  9. Chris Chambers says:

    I have used both. Love wool batting. It’s my favorite!

  10. Eileen says:

    I love the entire line of Hobbs Battings. The wool is especially nice to work with…light in weight, cozy in a quilt and needles dreamily!

  11. I am using more solids as I explore colour theory and improvisational ideas.
    I am a true fan of wool batting and always use it for hand quilting.
    Thank you for this wonderful offer!
    Jean Cockburn
    Cockburnj@gmail.com

  12. Shelley Ritchey says:

    I’ve been using solids in my projects for the last 6 months – love them! Just starting to use wool batting – I love the working with the lighter weight and texture it brings to quilting.

  13. Mrs. Plum says:

    Yes, I have used solids. Wool batting is my favorite, and I am in need of some. Thanks for this terrific opportunity.

  14. Linda Webster says:

    I use solids in my quilts. I’ve haven’t tried wool batting yet but I’d like to.

  15. I started using solid colors last year, but I have not yet used wool batting in my quilts.

  16. Dee says:

    I love wool batting…..it goes under the machine so smoothly. Wonderful for applique quilts.

  17. Bev Longford says:

    Wool batting is the only batting I use, so soft and so light. Solid coloured fabric is something I have not used a lot but I have been dying fabric so I am beginning to like how it looks in quilt designs.

  18. Martha Schwarz says:

    Yes, I’ve used wool batting it is like a dream so soft/warm.
    Yes, I’m using solid colors it makes a wonderful combination with
    prints. The solid colors are wonderful with prints on baby quilts.

  19. Linda Andrews says:

    I have recently begun using solids in my quilting. I’m eager to try wool batting, though was advised against it for a child’s quilt. My new project is for adults in a mountain environment, and I think wool batting would be perfect!

  20. I am definitely using more solids these days!

  21. Linda Hall says:

    I love the Hobb’s Tuscany wool batting. It quilts so beautifully, especially by hand.

  22. Johnnie says:

    I am enjoying a fairly length phase of contemporary and modern quilting and solids are the foundation of most of my projects. And, since I came from years and years of hand quilting, most of the batting I buy is wool. I even enjoy the “feel” when quilting on my home machine and a long arm.

  23. Rose-Marie says:

    I have used wool once. I really like the feel of it as I work. The quilt is still a work in progress.

  24. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I’d love to try wool batting just haven’t yet and I’m collecting solids for some future (undiscovered) project!

  25. Ann says:

    I am beginning to use more solids in my quilts. I believe it gives the quilt a different look and dimension that all prints. I do see more contemporary quilts that are solid and really like the look. My grandmother made us all quilts/comforters with wool batting. When wool batting was introduces I used it and it gave the quilt softness and warmth. I would recommend it to anyone.

  26. Patricia says:

    Yes, I am using solids in my “modern quilts”. I also love the look and feel of Hobbs wool batting. It adds such a nice texture to a quilt whether on a long arm or domestic machine.

  27. Connie Cain says:

    I have used solids, mostly backgrounds. 🙂 Would love to use more in my quilts and am wanting to do an Amish inspired quilt with solids. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  28. Judy Bowers says:

    I have started using more solids, and no, I have never used wool batting.

  29. Carol Mitchell says:

    I’ve been using solids for more than 10 years – since I took a class from Nancy Crow. I love them and use them frequently. As for the wool batting, my first try was my “own” lap quilt (in 2012) that I quilted on my home machine. Quilted like a dream and it is SO warm and cuddly. I love both.

  30. I love wool batting – have just begun to use it this year and I don’t think I will change. And as for solids – yes, I do use them more and more and really like the effect when used with prints.

  31. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I am beginning to design my own quilts using primarily solids and love the unlimited patterns that can be achieved. I have never tried working with wool batting but would love to experience how it quilts.

  32. Sharon Exley says:

    I have only used white and beige so far but am ready to branch out to colors! I have not used Hobbs wool yet, but my longarmer swears by it, so it will be my next quilt!

  33. Yes, I .use solid fabrics in with my printed fabrics. I think one needs a rest area, that a solid will provide, it plays nicely with other prints, but knows which fabric is most important.

    I have never used a wool batting. I have used bamboo and cotton only

  34. Claudette says:

    I am right now piecing a geometric quilt design all done with nothing but dozens of different solid colors! Love love solids! Would like to try wool batting. Thank you for the opportunity for a chance to win.

  35. Solids have always been my go to fabric choice for over 40 years.
    I have used wool batting once many years ago, and it pulled big time.
    I guess it’s time to try the new and improved offerings.
    Cherylwitt1@charter.net

  36. I don’t know if I’m allowed to enter again, but I’m going to try! I love solid fabrics and make just solids quilts and also throw them in with prints. I haven’t tried wool batting because I’m allergic to wool. I have friends who LOVE using it for hand quilting and think I might not be allergic to the batting. Would love to give it a try!

  37. Karen A says:

    I have been using more solids, but I still use mostly prints. I have not tried the wool batting yet.

  38. Bonnie Popoff says:

    It’s always nice to see different give aways that you could win to add to your stuff,l can always use some free stuff to help me out with my quilts that l make,which l donate nearly of them to help someone who is going threw different illness or loss of someone,so l like to make comfort Quilts to give away,it makes me feel good that can bring a smile to someone’s face.

  39. I have been trying to use more solids. I am taking a workshop with Sujata Shah this weekend, and she is a master at combining solids and prints in free form blocks.
    I have never used wool batting. No one around me sells it. Would love to try. Bet it quilts like a dream.

  40. Wilma says:

    I have just purchased solid fabric for a wedding quilt for my son last week. This was his choice –not sure if I’ll like it or not. Have to see when it is finished. I have used wool batting for the last couple of years and love it. The texture in the free motion quilting is wonderful and when a quilt is folded it does not hold the crease like cottons do.

  41. Betty says:

    Yes, I am using solids more and more. I have not used wool batting yet, but I plan to soon.

  42. Barbara Hanaburgh says:

    I have been using solids more often these days. I have not tried Hobbs Wool batting yet, although I have a Queen size in my sewing room, for a few years.

  43. Peggy File says:

    Just saw an all solid quilt I want to make. Great possibilities for quilting

  44. Kae Eagling says:

    I love those modern solids from In the Beginning!

  45. Judy Morrison says:

    I have been wanting to try wool batting and I could really use some more nice solids in my stash!

  46. Carol Fish says:

    I love wool batting! Always looking for more fabric.

  47. Carol Fish says:

    I love wool batting! Always looking for more fabric. Love solids. I’ve been liking them a lot lately.

  48. Debby Cox says:

    Yes, I use solids in my quilts. The “In The Beginning” solids are beautiful!

  49. Ursula says:

    I love using the wool batting. Hobbs makes such good batting. I also have been wishing for some solids to use. When I first started quilting I used a lot of solids. It would be fun to use them again. Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. Edna Warkentine says:

    I have used wool batting. I love the way it feels. It has great warmth and it is very comfortable.

    Edna

  51. rhonda ludwico says:

    I love solids for improvisational designs. Wool batting has a great hand and is wonderful for machine and hand quilting.

  52. Karen says:

    I bought a roll of solids last summer and have used them in a few different quilts. I am really liking them! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  53. Chris says:

    I use a lot of solids in my quilts. It dampens the overkill of too much. I haven’t tried wool batting but I’d like too.

  54. Cher Merriman says:

    This would be a lovely prize to win, both great items. Thanks for the chance.

  55. Jo Allbutt says:

    yes I am using solids with my yucatta cottons!!!!!

  56. Natalie says:

    This is my month! I can feel IT! 🙂

  57. Ana m. Perna says:

    I don’t use solids much. Sometimes, if I see they blend well with the prints I’m using. Regarding batting, I’ve never used wool batting, though I’d like to try, as I find cotton/poly is not very warm.

  58. Laura Marston says:

    I have almost no solids in my stash, however I am ready to give them a try.

    I like the idea of wool batting because it is from a renewable source.

  59. Patricia Smith says:

    I use Hobbs wool batting and love it,love it love it. It is a dream to stich on. I do use solid colors and have made several “modern” quilts

  60. Kate says:

    I do use plains, in a lot of my patchwork art quilts, and I’m also a hand quilter, so both these giveaways would be wonderful – thanks for the chance to win, and for opening up this giveaway for anyone in the world. Kate
    kateorchardmerkel@sky.com

  61. Katy M says:

    I haven’t tried wool batting yet as I’m quite new to quilting but I’d love to try soon as I’ve heard good things. Thanks for the chance to win some!

  62. Judy Morrison says:

    I have been wanting to try a wool batt and I really could use some nice solid colors in my fabric stash.

  63. Jessica Jones-Coggins says:

    I’ve never used wool batting but would like to try it. I am a hand quilter.

  64. Barbaraben says:

    Wool batting is a delight to hand quilt. It’s like stitching butter! And quilts with solid colored fabrics are great for special quilting designs. Thanks.

  65. Carol says:

    A resounding yes! to using solids in my quilts again, inspired by the wonderful work done by Gwen Marston. I have not yet tried a wool batting but have heard rave reviews that it hand quilts like ‘sliding through butter’. I would love the chance to win this generous prize. Thank you!

  66. Marilyn Waite says:

    I collect solids and use them, dye them etc. never have used wool.

  67. Kelly Wilbur says:

    I love wool batting, I use it in my special quilts(the ones I’m keeping). We have fur babies so I especially appreciate how it washes and dries like a dream.

  68. Carol Anne says:

    I do enjoy using solids in my quilts. I find I’m using them more and more. It’s terrific that we now have such high quality choices in order to have the fun option. I’ve not tried wool batting yet and look forward to it. Thank you.

  69. Robin Shilman says:

    Yes I use solids with prints on a very regular basis. I have never used wool batting but hear great things about it.

  70. Mary Anne J. says:

    Love using solids, both purchased and hand dyes. I have never tried wool batting but have heard lots of good things about it.

  71. Mary Ann Cox says:

    I’ve used solids in my quilts and I love, love, love wool batting!

  72. Suzie says:

    Don’t use solids…,.yet. Haven’t tried wool batting…yet!

  73. Ann Rizak says:

    Haven’t tried wool batting yet, but definitely will! Yes, I use solids ALL the time! Fun!

  74. Corky says:

    I am a member of the Modern Guild and we have started a chapter in my town. One of the first projects we did was to survey the LQSs to see what solids were available locally and to compare them. Great research and results. PS: I love wool batting, have used it in the last three quilts I’ve finished.

  75. Louise says:

    I would love the fabrics and the batting. Sounds like it would be perfect of some of the hand sewing I do.

  76. Lynn Woll says:

    I haven’t used wool batting AND would use the solids for garments – lovely colors!

  77. Sandy says:

    I’m currently working on a redwork quilt using some solids but need to build up my solids stash before using them more widely. Although I’ve heard great things about wool batting, I haven’t had the opportunity to use it yet in a project.

  78. Barbara says:

    Wool batting is my favorite for all bed quilts and many others as well. I love solids alone or as part of the mix. Hand dyed solids are the absolute favorite.

  79. Ione MacLennan says:

    Yes I love solids in my projects.

  80. alyce 04 says:

    I have a collection of solids in progress and am waiting for the right inspiration for use on a quilt. I have not used wool batting, but I love the idea and plan to try it out.

  81. Kay Taylor says:

    I am using solids often and love In The Beginning modern solids. The winter quilt for my bed has a Hobbs wool batt. It’s very nice to sleep under.

  82. Pam Hobart says:

    I love adding splashes of solid colors in my designs, it adds wonderful unexpected contrast. I spend my evenings appliqueing and hand embroidering with wool. I would love to use more wool batting in all my quilting designs.

  83. Barbara Gilbert says:

    I am using more solid colours in my quilt projects, although I tend to use pure colours, not the greyed colours.

    I have not yet used a wool batt. I did try a bamboo mixture for my last quilt.

  84. Kathie L says:

    Yes, I used solids a lot. They really show off a well-designed pattern. I have not tried wool batting, but use Hobbs batting a lot.

  85. Nancy says:

    Yes, I used solids in my last lap- sized quilt. I used wool batting in a small piece that I micro- stippled so it would look a bit like trapunto. I was very pleased with both pieces.

  86. connie hall says:

    I use wool batting on most of my full size quilts. It is wonderful for hand quilting.

  87. Charlotte Key says:

    I have been collecting solids for a few months and now it is time to decide what to use them for.

  88. Rebekah S. says:

    I like to pair solids with prints that, by themselves, might be overly bright or showy. The solid colors seem to tone it down a notch.

    I haven’t tried wool batting yet!

  89. Cheri Searles says:

    I have not used solids much except for Kona Black; would love to try other solids. Haven’t used a wool batting…would LOVE to try one!!

  90. Barbara Dolan says:

    I would really be thrilled to win one of these giveaways. I am not familiar with wool batting and the packet of solids is just wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Your sight is always such fun to see and read about.

  91. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I have used some solids, and no, I haven’t tried wool batting yet!

  92. Betty says:

    I have never used wool batting but have seen it being used on a longarm. The loft of the finished quilt was fabulous. I would love to try using it myself.

  93. Marian Power says:

    I’ve never used wool batting but I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about it and would like to give it a try. I’ve used a few solids as background but haven’t tried a multiple solid quilt yet. Maybe it’s time!

  94. Myra Ramos says:

    I have not used many solids previously, but am about to begin a quilt for a friend in which solids are featured. These would be wonderful!

    Till now I have always used cotton batting but would love to try out wool batting, it would be perfect for the quilt I’m about to make.

  95. Colleen says:

    Enjoy solids, have never used wool batting yet. Solid fabrics add a nice transition between patterns.

  96. Connie Bowles says:

    I have not been using solids exclusively in my quilts and used wool batting once. I understand it helps remove creases from quilts that travel a lot so am eager to try it again. Thank you,
    Connie Bowles

  97. MoeWest says:

    I’ve been using solids more and more lately. I have wool batting on my shopping list but I’m having trouble finding it locally.

  98. Yes, I have tried wool batting and love it. Wonderful feel. I have experimented with some solids but still like the texture of the tone-on-tone fabrics better.

  99. Kathleen McQuiggin says:

    I have used solids a couple of times in baby quilts only and I have not use wool batting but more than willing to try it out! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win with your drawing.

  100. Dionne Matthies-Buban says:

    I used Quilter’s Dream Wool in a quilt that I made a few years ago. All of the fabric was cotton lawn, and the quilting was hand-stitched, in large stitches, reminiscent of Indian sari kantha quilts. The drape is fantastic, the quilt light as a feather, and wonderful to touch.

  101. ALISON Rice says:

    I have used wool batting. In fact have a queen size quilt on my bed now.
    I have used some solids in the past and am looking forward to having another go with them.
    Alison Rice

  102. Donna DeShazo says:

    I enjoy using solids in ranges of values to catch the eye without the sometimes-distraction of print scales.

    I have used wool batting, for machine-quilted pieces, and it’s wonderful! Wish I could afford it for every quilt!

  103. Susan says:

    Wool batting is wonderful for a soft feel and helps to prevent creases in your folded quilts. Solid fabrics are a great addition to the new modern prints. They are also more traditional as many old quilts are made from solids!

  104. Meriul E. says:

    I have used only solids in some smaller projects of mine, but never in a bed sized quilt. I have never used wool batting, but have heard rave reviews about it. I would like to try it soon. Thank you.

  105. Karen says:

    I haven’t tried wool batting yet, but some of my friends have and they love it!

  106. Quilting Tangent says:

    No to both,but willing to try both.

  107. Rosemary Newman says:

    I do use solids in quilts but I have not yet tried wool batting.

  108. Maggie says:

    I have always used some solids in my quilts. I fell in love with the Amish traditional quilts while I was in Pennsylvania and then became a quilter.

    I have not yet used wool batting but am anxious to try some.

  109. J. Reeves says:

    No, I have not used solids or wool batting. I am willing to try both. Pretty rainbow bundle.

  110. Mary says:

    I do enjoy using solids in my work and the updated colors that Jason has put together are wonderful. I used wool batting about 15 years ago, and it hand quilted like “butter.” I use Hobbs Heirloom, but have not yet tried their Tuscany Collection. This would be the perfect opportunity to do so; thanks, In the Beginning and Hobbs!

  111. J. Reed says:

    No, I have not had the chance to work with solids or wool. This giveaway would make a pretty free motion sampler quilt.

  112. Hilda says:

    I mix solids in among prints usually but am planning a solids only quilt right now! Wool batting is my first choice in quilts – for good loft and warmth. Thanks for the chance 🙂

  113. sam mci says:

    I have wanted to use wool batting as I love wool in general- sewing anything & everything with it over the years. Recently I have picked up a lot of wool (recycled) to start a quilt with this year. I love solids and use them sparingly to compliment patterns- because I am a print/texture kind of quilter-

  114. Laraine says:

    love those bright colors and wool batting is my favorite – worm, but light weight.

  115. Donna Capis says:

    I’ve used solids in some small Hawaiian quilting projects. And I see the nice colors in the shops so I’m thinking about using some in my next project. I’ve not used a wool batting yet.

  116. Pamela Voorhees says:

    I have not used wool batting yet, but have been thinking about trying it. I like to mix solids with a bit of print fabric. Thanks for offering these giveaways!

  117. Arbor Buchanan says:

    Yes, I have used wool batting, in the one and only quilt I’ve ever made- a wedding gift for my daughter, which I am still hand quilting. I’m thinking of using a Japanese cotton kimono fabric for the binding.

  118. Margaret Witt says:

    Recently for the first time I made an alphabet crib quilt using solids with polka dots. It really inspired me to use them even more. I always use Hobbs batting but have yet to try the wool. I have heard nothing but praise about it.. What an inspiring giveaway ……

  119. Rhoda says:

    I just finished a quilt with solid background & jewel tone, small triangles in two corners of the blocks. Turned out great! Going to the quilter tomorrow with my package of wool batting. A wedding gift.

  120. Lydia Reading says:

    Yes, I like using solids and have tried wool batting which is lovely to work with. This is a very nice giveaway, and thanks to In the Beginning and Hobbs Batting for the chance to win them.

  121. Jean Rouday says:

    I’ve used solids to make my printed fabrics “pop” or to highlight
    a shade in a print that I want to showcase. I haven’t used wool batting
    to date but have heard great counts about it. I would very pleased to win May’s giveaway. Really enjoyed your presentation at Boundary Bay
    Quilt. Would be nice to see you at our show on May 9th and10th.

    • Jean,

      I’m leading a workshop this week in La Conner. When I get home Friday night, that is where I will stay except for venturing down the highway to visit my mother-in-law for Mother’s Day. Have a great show!

  122. Darlene Dressler says:

    Yes, I am using solids in my quilts.
    I have a wool batting waiting to be used in the next quilt I hand quilt. I understand it is lovely to hand quilt and I am looking forward to trying it.

  123. Kaye says:

    I love wool batting, it’s soft, warm and buttery!
    The solids are wonderful for the modern quilts I’m so drawn to!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  124. Paula says:

    Hi Patricia,

    I have used wool batting and it is lovely to machine quilt – and drapey and light. Very nice! And I probably use solids at least half the time. Thank you for the giveaway!

  125. Susie Cooper says:

    Not only have I used wool batting, I’ve made my own batts! Small batts made with my Patrick Greene wool carder, and positioned next to each other to completely cover the backing. I’ve made thick and thin batting, and the quilts are THE BEST. Warmest, and have a slight woolly smell that is unbeatable.

  126. Chris Jurd says:

    Yes I’ve just made an interweave quilt using solids and I use wool batting up here in the Blue Mountains in NSW Australia.

  127. Laura says:

    I do use solids in my quilts. Since I make many “styles” of quilts, the solids work for the “modern vibe”. The design process takes a bit because of the visual impact. I’ve never tried the wool bat, but would dearly love to. Not easy to find where I live, but will pick some up when I find it.

  128. Ann Hanewald says:

    I love that solids have returned. I used them years ago when I made Amish quilts and then they seem to disappear. I’m so glad to see if they are back.

  129. I am beginning to use solids in my quilting but have yet to try wool batting and look forward to trying it out

  130. Susan says:

    Oh yes I use solids. Love em. And yes I have used wool batt and love the feel and warmth

  131. Peg Swartzman says:

    I’ve never used wool batting! I’m VERY curious about it. I do used solids in my work but not as much As I’d like to. I have meant to order some more in a greater range of tones since seeing a friend’s use of them.
    Any advice out there?

  132. Lisa Frederick says:

    I have not tried wool batting yet. I need to give it a try. I do like using solids in my quilts.

  133. Jean says:

    I just got some wool batting, but haven’t used it yet. A friend emailed me today saying she just sandwiched a quilt with wool batting for a traveling hand quilting project. She says it feels awesome.

  134. Peggy File says:

    Love hobbs batting and the solids are exciting.

  135. Yes I use a lot of solids in my quilts. Bought a lot “In The Beginning Store” when it was located in Seattle years ago. My son lived a block away and I went often.
    I have some wool batting but have not used it.

  136. Kristin Sykes-David says:

    I am looking forward to using the “new” solids in my quilts and wool batting is wonderful to hand quilt!

  137. Colleen Wise says:

    I love using solids! Check out my recent work!

    I have not used wool batting but my bolt of Warm & Natural is gone…

  138. Sharon says:

    All I can say is Wow!

  139. Janet Larson says:

    Yes, I have always used solids as places for the eye to rest.
    No, I have never used wool batting. I am looking forward to doing so.

  140. Heather says:

    I use a lot of solids these days, but I have not yet used wool batting. I am interested to try it!

  141. Michelle D says:

    Just started trying out solids in a quilt, but have never used wool batting. Thanks for such generous give aways!

  142. shen russo says:

    I’ve mixed solids with prints but haven’t tried a solids-only quilt yet. I’ve seen some great colorblocks at quilt shows that show off all of the scrumptious colors they make now.

  143. Janet says:

    I love to use fabrics that read as solids but have not embraced solid solids as yet in my quilt making. I have some wool batting but have not used it. I hear so many wonderful things about wool, so I think I’ll explore the notion.

  144. Carla S says:

    I have not tried wool batting yet. I have only been using the cheap stuff.

  145. Shari K. says:

    Yes, I am using solids. I am currently working on Gravity by Jaybird Quilts and it is all solids. I have not used wool batting yet.

  146. JENNY says:

    YES, I love sewing with solids and im currently hand quilting (a first for me) a hand pieced quilt (also a first for me) with wool batting!! Its just sublime! thanks for a chance at your giveaway

  147. regina thomsen says:

    I am currently creating a queen size quilt entirely of solid cottons!!! I’ve enjoyed working with solids only as I know the hand quilting will be so fun!!! My next quilt will be solids in a twin size for my granddaughter. I have not used wool batting but would love to as I have read about how wonderful it is. Thank you!

  148. Jan Nuetzmann says:

    I recently made a quilt with all solid cotton on the front.
    I have never used wool batting but I am interested in trying it. I have a quilt made by my grandmother that has wool batting in it. It is at least 65 years old and has held up well with a lot of use.

  149. Kat Chapman says:

    I love wool batting! I feel like it’s good year round in my climate. Thanks for the chance to win!

  150. Delaine says:

    I prefer to use only solids in my quilts – I love the look of them. I have never tried wool batting. Thanks!

  151. Lee Schulstad says:

    I am not using a lot of solids in my quilts at the present time. I have never used wool batting.

  152. Pam Cope says:

    I Have not used those solids yet, but I love that wool batting. it is so light and airy, but super warm. great loft and easy for hand or machine quilting. No extra fuzz, and shrinkage is much less than cotton batting. I have two large quilts, one has wool and one has warm & natural. The wool quilt weighs about 5 lbs less than the W&N quilt. So nice to sleep under!

  153. Peggy says:

    I’ve used wool batting before and it was a dream to hand quilt – makes a warm but light quilt.

  154. Cathie Gillette says:

    I occasionally use solids in a project but I haven’t done a full solids project yet. But I absolutely LOVE wool batting -now use it in all my quilts 🙂

  155. Pam S says:

    I’ve been using solids quite a bit lately. They are wonderful backgrounds for free motion quilting. I’ve never tried wool batting, and I would love to! Thanks for the opportunity to win this generous bundle, and thanks for your gorgeous blog!

  156. Connie welch says:

    I have used solids a bit in projects. I just signed up for Gwen Marstons class next March and purchased a few solids from the In the Beginning line. Such beautiful colors!

  157. Kim Jones says:

    I have been using almost exclusively solids for the past year…love the crispness of them. I have never used wool batting…but…next quilt will have wool batting!

  158. Sue O'Donnell says:

    I’d love the chance to experiment with these pretty solids and to try using a wool batting!

  159. cheryl hunter says:

    Have not tried wool batting, but would love too for a winter quilt. I use solids frequently for background and in some blocks. The colors look great.

  160. Carol says:

    Just starting w/solids–was sort of anti-solids–now I’m planning them in my projects-i.e. work in progress-always..
    I have a batch of peppered solids ready to use. Also, wool batting-have not used yet, but have a project I plan to use it.
    cheers and tx
    Carol

  161. Nancy says:

    Definitely use solids, maybe more than prints. I have been using thin cotton batting, but it may be time to try wool!

  162. Brenda Wiseman says:

    I love using wool battings. Probably use it more than any other. Except in frequent wash baby and kid quilts — then I go for something poly, at least in part. Am starting to build a solids stash — use them a bit, but haven’t gone all solid yet.

  163. april zemke says:

    If I win, I can even come by and pick up my prize!

  164. Carol says:

    Hobbs batting is my favorite brand. I love their wool. I use solids quite frequently. I am interested in the new line from In the Beginning. The colors are rich, and I am curious to see if the weave is similar to their other goods, which I like.

  165. Jerie Clark says:

    I have used very little solid fabric because the blenders are so beautiful and much more forgiving. The wools batting is wonderful of course but my quilts are just not great enough to justify the added expense. However I would love to use these two products.

  166. sally mctimmonds says:

    No, I have not worked with wool batting. I have used solids in my quilts. I love to use colors that are new for me. I also tend to pick the tints.

  167. Nicole says:

    Yes, and no. I want try wool but I should save my pennies in advance to buy one next time I need a batt.

    Solids: they go with everything. They make small bits of print fabrics go further.

    Thanks! And hope you’re well Patricia. Are you ever up this way these days?

  168. Debi Winchester says:

    Yes, I use solid colors in my quilts. I love brights and black together for a dramatic look. Softer colors and white for a sweet look.

    I have used wool batting and it is wonderful!

  169. Sandra Fair says:

    I prefer wool batting for hand quilting. Solids now are an important part of my stash.

  170. I haven’t tried Hobbs Wool batting, but would like to. I would also like to make a quilt with solids – love the colors displayed! Thanks for a chance to win!

  171. I love solids. My mother is a hooker, I am a quilter. We love Wool.

    • Okan Arts says:

      Elise— Most daughters don’t talk about their moms that way! (Just kidding.) Have a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  172. Alice says:

    I’ve never tried wool batting…but I am using more solids in my quilting projects. Thanks for the giveaway! akronne17@gmail.com

  173. audrey says:

    I have just started trying to use solid fabrics lately. They are still a bit difficult for me! I have been using Hobbs 80/20 Heirloom batting for years, but have not tried the wool. Have heard really good things about it.:)

  174. Mary O. says:

    Yes, I really have become partial to solids and love the way they look.

  175. Maya says:

    Thanks again for a great workshop last week! I haven’t really used solids before last week and now for sure I will start using them as design elements! Yeay!

  176. Laura says:

    I am using solids in my quilts, although I have yet to make one with only solids. I have not used the wool bat but would very much love the chance to try it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  177. Susan Grancio says:

    I have used wool batt in several quilts. Love the texture when it is moderately quilted.

  178. Debbie C says:

    I use a combination of solids and prints in a lot of what I make. I have not yet tried using wool batting but have been wanting too. Winning one of these would be an ideal chance to do something I have always wanted to do, something Amish Inspired with the solids and to try out the wool batting. Thanks for the opportunity

  179. Patricia Lucey says:

    I have only used wool Batt in small wall hangings- being a hand quilter, I loved the ease it had.
    Solids are not my first choice but I have used them in applique.

  180. Janice Hereth says:

    I have not used wool batting I didn’t know there was such a thing available. My grandmother used to card her own and use them in quilts she tied.
    Solids, not to much but I do have a quilt kit that has it in it and look forward to the experience. I guess with all the great prints I just seem to gravitate to them.

  181. Gill says:

    I love using solids and I’m using them more and more these days!
    I’ve never used wool batting

  182. Lee says:

    I have not used wool batting – but after reading about it I would like to give it a go.
    I do love solid fabrics and love all solid fabric quilts also! thank you!

  183. Elizabeth says:

    i have sewn with solids – more and more it seems. I’ve only tried will batting once for a very small quilt. Nice giveaway
    Elizabeth
    ElysianGlenn85

  184. Lyn Grenier says:

    I love wool batting in my quilts. New England coastal living is chilly even some summer nights, i use wool blankets and quilts year round, they breathe. The quilting work always look fabulous, defined and the wool is resilient. Just perfect.

  185. Lyn Grenier says:

    I love wool batting in my quilts. New England coastal living is chilly even some summer nights, i use wool blankets and quilts year round, they breathe. The quilting work always look fabulous, defined and the wool is resilient. Just perfect. One also can never have enough solids!

  186. Janice says:

    I found you with a link from Joe’s blog. Would love to attend a retreat some day. These solids look wonderful with relevant colors for my work.

  187. Betsy says:

    I have not tried wool batting but I have used solids in the few quilts that I have made and love the way the solids play with each other and the prints!

  188. Robin Shilman says:

    I can not remember if I commented already. I have not used wool batting as of yet but would love to try it. Yes I use solids on a very regular basis and love adding them in,

    Robin S

  189. Barbara Campbell says:

    Love wool batting & ur it on almost all of my quilts. Also using a lot more solids lately. Would vp e lovely to win.

  190. Jean says:

    I’vebought both but haven’t used them yet. I have a pretty rainbow just waiting for me to start

  191. Diana says:

    I have tried wool batting before; it was Hobbs brand. There is some bearding. I gave it to my daughter as a queen sized quilt for the first bed she bought for her first apartment. She won’t use it because of the bearding.

  192. Bonnie Popoff says:

    l love the colours od fabric,would love to win the bundle,l have never used wool batting love to try it.l have a US mailing address in case l win,cause l live in Canada,go to the U.S. a lot.l love Quilting,l have been Quilting coming 4 years,and there sure is a lot to learn.

  193. Karen says:

    I have been using solids in my quilts for the past 2 years, ever since I bought 2 rolls at the Stitchin’ Post. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  194. i have always loved using solids…most recently I used a combination is Kona solids and shot cottons for a bed quilt.

    I have used wool batting! The first was a raw wool, combed batting with no scrim that I bought from a friend who raises sheep. After quilting was done I had a serious issue with bearding problem. I friend picked the entire quilt out for me (she won the golden seam ripper award from me).

    Needless to say, I next used Hobbs wool batting, the quilt was redone and it has been beautiful ever since! I love the ease of needling a wool batt!

  195. Lin Squires says:

    An enthusiastic YES to both! I just finished a baby quilt with half square triangles– all solids. Adorable! Hobbs batting is the line we carry in our studio. Including the luscious Tuscany wool…dreamy and soft.

  196. Garen says:

    love solids in my quilts!!!
    Have not tried wool batting – yet.

  197. Edna Warkentine says:

    I have not used solids a lot, but I will now. I love wool batting. I have used it in one beautiful quilt and It turned out well. Thank you.

  198. So I am drooling over the solids – and yes, I use quite a lot of solids.
    I almost always use Hobbs…and it has been for years!What an amazing offer!

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