HUGE Giveaway: Christmas Quilt and MORE!

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayHappy Monday, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers!

With less than two weeks until Christmas…The Inbox Jaunt is announcing a HUGE GIVEAWAY!


YOUR chance to win this Christmas Tree Sampler Vase Quilt (including binding…not shown here…LOL!)

In addition to this FUN quilt…

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayOne lucky winner will receive:

Two yards of Robert Kaufman Kona Solids:

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayFive spools of 12 wt Sulky Blendables: 

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayAND  the January issue of American Quilter Magazine with “My Line”…featuring The Square Flower–(on newsstands now.)

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayI think you’ll have fun using this little quilt on YOUR tabletop.

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayThe Christmas Tree Sampler includes many stitches from The Tuesday Tutorials.

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayTO ENTER:

  • Leave a comment at The Inbox Jaunt, OR
  • Leave a comment on Facebook OR
  • Post a photo to Flickr….OR
  • Leave a Comment on the Christmas tree photo on Instagram OR
  • Complete ALL FOUR and receive FOUR chances to WIN!

A WINNER will be picked on Thursday, December 17-and announced on FRIDAY…

Good Luck,

From Santa’s Sewing Room,


PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin or Tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!

Beginner Quilters: An e-Book Giveaway!


As you all know, I have done everything I can to remove the fear and provide the inspiration for YOU all to begin free motion quilting…

If you’re still searching for something more–I think you’ll enjoy a newly published book written by a friend of The Inbox Jaunt:  Molly Hanson of SewWrongSewRight.

Molly Hanson:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

Molly’s new book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners-and Those Who Think They Can’t is a step-by-step guide to getting started.   It is a real CAN-DO book which takes the fear out of free motion quilting.  From choosing thread to setting up your work space, Molly walks the reader through the process with easy explanations and  many photos.

Molly believes in keeping supplies and set up to a minimum.  Simple is best.

Molly includes several motifs in her book.  Yesterday’s Tuesday Tutorial:  Woodgrain was based on a motif in the book.

Molly Hanson's Woodgrain

There are several small projects in the book including two projects which highlight the Woodgrain motif:  A Laptop Sleeve and a Messenger Bag.

Quilted Laptop Sleeve

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You can find Molly’s book at Martingale Publishing, on Amazon, or in YOUR Local Quilt Shop!


Molly is also offering a free e-book copy to ONE LUCKY reader of  The Inbox Jaunt.

To enter:  please answer this question in the comment section:

How many hours per week do you spend quilting?


Several blogs are participating in Molly’s blog-hop.  For more quilting fun, check out these blogs as well:

1. Martingale November 11th

2. Amanda Jean November 13th

3. Amy Friend November 14th
4. Angela Walters  November15th
5. Juliet van der Heijden The Tartankiwi  November 17th
6. Lori Kennedy  November 19th
7. Cindy Weins November 20th

8. Thermoweb November 21st


Be sure to check in tomorrow for a sneak peek of The Woodgrain  in a Christmas project–HINT-It’s a Family Tree.


The winner of Molly Hanson’s e-book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t….announced.  Good luck!


PS…All images used today are used with permission of Molly Hanson and Martingale Press.


NOW it’s Finished–More Quilting, Thank YOU!


Free Motion Quilting and Raw Edge QuiltingLast week, I posted a photo of my finished raw edge with free motion quilting

After taking a second look, I thought it might  benefit from more quilting and I asked YOUR opinion.

Before I had finished my breakfast, I had a resounding answer:  YES it needs more quilting.

Floral raw edge appliqué with free motion quiltingAs one reader pointed out, quilts need to have an even amount of quilting–and this quilt did not.

Free Motion Quilting and Raw Edge QuiltingSo I took YOUR advice and I like this quilt much, much better!

Free Motion Quilting and Raw Edge Quilting


  • Quilting should be evenly space all over a quilt.
  • When in doubt, ask 5000 friends for their opinion.


  • MORE free motion quilting, ALWAYS, MORE free motion quilting!Free Motion Quilting and Raw Edge Quilting

You’re MY kind of friends!


(PS–Now I need more help…all five of my daughters have declared “dibs”….)

I think there’s a lot more free motion/raw edge appliqué in my future.

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!