We hope everyone is enjoying their last few weeks of summer with friends, family and fabric!

This week we are giving away our long-arm ruler set
 - QCR Sidekick!  
This is a high quality 1/4" thick acrylic curved ruler set for longarm quilting use.  Or it can be used to mark quilting designs for quilting on your domestic sewing machine.

To enter - please leave one comment 
about your own experiences quilting your own quilts, 
or tell us about your favorite long-arm quilter!

Good Luck!  Winner will be announced on Monday 8-24. 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~
August 22, 2015 by Jenny


Diana Bonnett

Diana Bonnett said:

Only one comment about quilting?!…hmm.. how about I’m a teacher by day and a quilter any other open minute I have available to quilt! I can get lost on my quilting and the days stress disappears among the colors, and designs, and the hum of my machine. Quiting is what keepse sane!!


njr said:

I’m doing a Row by Row quitl and needed your ruler. I found your site and am excited to learn more. Your quilts are beautiful . I’m ready to sew!


Tina said:

I always have to get myself worked up to actually quilt my quilts. I piece them fine, then I let them sit for a while trying to get my confindence up. I am getting better though, with practice. :)


Kathy said:

Enjoyed the QAL, my local quilt group liked my quilt. I have been making several of your patterns and liking the curves, finding it easy to get the seams matched up with your technique of cutting them to size after sewing the curved blocks.

Abby W

Abby W said:

I LOVE quilting! I have my own long arm now and really enjoy the process (even through it can be stressful) of coming up with how to quilt my stack of unfinished tops. Thank you for a chance at such a great giveaway. Your quilting has been such a great inspiration for me.


Karon said:

I visited a local quilt shop today. They had a great display showing your quilts. I couldn’t resist buying your ruler and can’t wait to get started on my own quilt.

Mary Jo

Mary Jo said:

I started quilting 35 years ago and top quilted by hand. I now have a longarm that I absolutely love. I feel so blessed.

Shelly G

Shelly G said:

I’m a busy longarmer. My challenge is finding time to quilt my own quilts! But, I feel blessed to have my own machine.

Ann G

Ann G said:

I just bought a mid arm a few months ago and I am enjoying learning. I have only started using rulers. I think the curved cross hatching achieved with your ruler is fabulous. Have made three of your paterns. Love them all. There are not enough hours in a day.


Jamie said:

I enjoy hand quilting, but in the interest of time, have found it necessary to start quilting on a domestic machine. Straight stitching on marked lines is easy, but I am still trying to build confidence with free motion quilting. The quilting designs I have seen from the SewKindofWonderful gals are the best I have ever seen! (Same for your patterns!)

Chris C.

Chris C. said:

I just quilted my Metro Hoops quilt at Laurena’s Longarm Quilting in Burlington MA. She patiently taught me how to use the Statler Machine to make beautiful leaves in the circles! I think I will have to make another Metro hoops quilt.

Kaye K

Kaye K said:

I don’t do a lot of ruler work, the sidekick just might be the one I fall in l ove with! Thanks for th giveaway !

Donna W

Donna W said:

I do not own a long arm, but have been quilting on my domestic machine. Practice, practice, practice. Maybe someday a long arm


Ileana said:

I have been quilting for more than 10 years and did all my quilting in my home machine. Two years ago I got my long arm and I love it. It was a challenge but I think I have tame that stinker. Love not to have to baste my quilts, I’m not as young as I think and not having to be in my knees in the floor basting and fighting the quilt in the home machine is like being in heaven. Love quilting it is my therapy.

Nancy M.

Nancy M. said:

I do not own a long arm, but I am in awe of those who use it so skillfully. However, I am slowly learning to quilt on my domestic machine and I am finding it a lot of fun. Your ruler would really inspire me!

Ellen Gordon

Ellen Gordon said:

I quilt all my quilts on my domestic machine. I love doing free motion! It feels like drawing and adds so much texture to the quilt.

Patricia Lines

Patricia Lines said:

I have been quilting since the 70s and haven’t made enough yet. I have a longarm but still struggle with the more advanced free motion work. Pantos are my forte.

Donna Joy

Donna Joy said:

I have been hand quilting and tying quilts but I am really wanting to learn FMQ on my sewing machine. So excited to about your patterns, so gorgeous ?

Kerry S.

Kerry S. said:

My daughter and I always make sure one of your patterns is in our project basket when we go to our guilds annual retreat. Love your work – keep designing!!


sharon said:

I now rent time at my LQS on the long arm
but, as I am leaving my professional life come october, I will buy my own long arm - I have been wanting to try some ruler work- more than just straight lines— your rulers will be on my list of things to buy

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