Giveaway Day Winner

Thank you to everyone that stopped by to visit during Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day.  I had a wonderful time reading all the comments and plan to respond to each one. chose #34, Amanda.  She really wants a serger this year.  Hope Santa was reading.

yellow canvas bike potholder setThese will be on the way soon.


Giveaway Day

giveawaydaydec8Hello and thanks for stopping by. I’m Tisha, or quiltytherapy.  I make lots of custom baby quilts and potholders.  Things will be changing a bit in 2015 around here, but more great stuff will be coming.

Need a last minute item for someone on your gift list?  These potholders would be great.

yellow canvas bike potholder setI found one last set of some of my favorite potholders and I want to share with you.  They measure 7.5″ x 7.5″, are insulated to resist heat, and have batting to absorb moisture.

Enter by 12:59pm on Friday December 12th and I will contact you this weekend.  You can have the potholders ready to give next week.

To enter just leave a comment with what you really want for Christmas this year, non sewing related in the comments below.  **GIVEAWAY is now closed**

Happy Giveaway Day

Guest Post – Meghan of Calvin and Carolyn

To help celebrate Christmas in July I mentioned there would be guest posts.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

Today is our first guest, Meghan of Calvin and Carolyn.  We know each other through the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild.  She makes great quilts in record time.  I swear she must never sleep.

You really have to check out her Home Is Quilt, seriously you won’t regret it.  She designed the pattern herself and it’s amazing in person.  home_is_f


Hi quiltytherapy readers!  Meghan here from Calvin and Carolyn today, with a fun Christmas in July project to share.  I made some fun reusable gift tags that you can use for Christmas, birthdays, or any other gift giving occasion!

Growing up my sister and I would do anything we could to figure out what our gifts were, before Christmas morning.  As a result my parents decided to stop putting tags on our gifts, so we didn’t know which gifts were for me and which were for my sister.  Unfortunately by Christmas morning, my parents couldn’t remember which gifts were for whom either.

If you family is anything like mine, here is a simple solution, reusable fabric gift tags.  These tags feature chalk cloth (or blackboard fabric) that you can get on-line or from your local craft store.


  • 1/8 yard chalk cloth (or blackboard fabric)

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  • 1/8 yard accent fabric of your choice.  This can be a solid color or other non-holiday print for use all year long, or holiday specific.
  • 1/8 yard Pellon® 70 Peltex Ultra Firm Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Sewing supplies (scissors or rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat


  • I cut my chalk cloth and accent fabric into rectangles measuring approximately 2.5-inches X 4.5-inches and clipped two corners on one short end to give it a classic gift tag shape.  If you would like to make your gift tags bigger or smaller feel free.  You could also make your tags round or square or any other shape.reuseable gift tags 1


  • Cut a piece of Peltex slightly smaller than your fabric, my piece is 2-inches X 4-inches, and again with clipped corners.
  • Place the chalk cloth and accent fabric right sides together and stitch a ¼-inch seam allowance, leaving one end open.  I used Wonder Clips ® to hold my pieces together while sewing.

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  • Turn the fabric right side out, and slide the piece of Peltex in.  This is a bit challenging due to the stiffness of the Peltex.  You can use a point turner or other pointed object to push out the corners.
  • Turn the remaining raw edge under and top stitch near the edge to close.
  • Ad an eyelet or buttonhole at one end and a piece of ribbon to attach your new gift tag to your gifts.

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  • Now you can add the recipient name or a personal note to your gift tag with a piece of chalk.

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  • Once all of your gifts are open and the wrapping paper is in the recycle bin, you can wipe your gift tags clean and reuse them for your next gift giving occasion.


Meghan is an Environmental Engineer by day and quilter, seamstress, and blogger by night.  She started quilting by hand in 2006 and was immediately hooked.  She is currently an active member of the Indianapolis Modern Quilt Guild and the online quilting community.  You can find her latest sewing project, tutorial, or creative inspiration at  Or contact Meghan at [email protected] to see how she can help you with a custom sewn item, or your sewing and crafting blog content.

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Christmas in July

I am so excited to finally share with you all the fun things I have been working on over the last few weeks.  This is the time of year that yes, I start planning for Christmas.  My enthusiasm for Christmas will be your benefit during July.  Last year was our first real Christmas tree and this year I plan to really decorate our home.  Plus how can I not with this guy running around?

porter at christmasI’m hosting a giveaway of four sets of Christmas potholders.  Four winners will be chosen.  These make wonderful hostess gifts and stocking stuffers.  Giveaway runs July 1st – July 8th.  Enter below on the Rafflecopter form.  Make sure to answer the question of which set you would like.

christmas in july potholder giveaway
Blue trees
Red diamonds
Abstract snowflakes
green tree

There will be a Christmas in July sale in my Etsy shop July 10th – 20th.  The entire store will be 25% off.  It’s a great way to stock up on items for the upcoming gift giving season or for yourself.  This is my only sale this year.

Finally, I have asked my crafty friends to share something for the holidays with you.  I can’t wait to see what they create.

Bri of A Poet’s Pondering

Darcie of Clover Quilts

Meghan of Calvin & Carolyn

Amanda of CottonBlossomThreads

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Giveaway Mania

Everyone must be suffering from cabin fever and anxiously awaiting spring.  Many quilter bloggers are having giveaways currently.  How exciting. 

For my giveaway from this week, I’m still waiting for Patty to contact me.  If you know Patty, tell her to email me.  I have Monday off and would love to get her award out to her. 

Here is another giveaway going on.  I love the colors in this fabric.  They would make a cute table topper for a little girl’s tea party.

What makes a great giveaway?  What do you like to see as a reader?