Podcast Participation Giveaway – Win Bali Pops!

Firstly, thank you to my lovely sponsor PG Fabrics for providing the Bali Pops in this giveaway.  Haven’t been over to see PG Fabrics website yet?? You should go take a look! I love the selection of Fat Quarter Stacks, the Robert Kaufman rollups including batiks (make your own Rainbow Insomnia using some of the rainbow jelly rolls!), and a great selection of batik fabrics.  Best of all if you’re a US Domestic customer you get free shipping with any purchase over $35!

Here is what you are entering to win:

Hoffman Blueberry Bali Pops - 40 2.5" batik strips of fabric each 44" long

Want a fun chance to win a set of Blueberry Bali Pops and participate in a future podcast episode? Here’s your chance!

Rules to Enter

  • Call in to the podcast using the link above (or call direct 813-428-8131) and ask a question for me to answer on a future podcast. This can be about anything!
  • Leave a comment after you’ve called in saying you’ve done so.
  • If for some reason you are not comfortable calling in or you can’t call the USA without dealing with an international calling charge you can leave a comment with your “ask me anything” podcast question.
  • Deadline to enter is Saturday, April 14, 2012 by 12:00PM EST.

All questions are recorded in a voicemail type format so you’ll immediately be connected with my podcast voicemail box when you call in or have Google Voice connect you.   Calling in gives me blanket permission to play your question on my podcast.

If for some reason when you call you accidentally mess up just say “Katie delete this one I’ll call back” and record it again. I can edit the mp3 files from my voicemail quite easily.

Go enter the other giveaways for the Podcastavversary over at Quilting for the Rest of us!

Good luck!!


  1. Did it… Called in my question. Felt like standing upminfront of the class to read… But did it! Thanks for the giveaway Katie and PG Fabrics!

  2. Thanks for the giveaways 🙂 Here’s my question: I know you’ve been doing this for awhile now, but how long do you think it takes you (on average) to put a podcast together from start to finish? Can you talk a little bit about the process, what equipment you use, etc?

  3. Interested in your equipment ?
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. I just called in and have to say it was really wierd talking to nobody. How do you podcasters do it? makes me appreciate you all that much more. thank you for what you do to entertain us all:)

  5. I’m too chicken to call. I hate the way my voice sounds recorded. Lame, I know.
    I’m curious as to what kind of machine you use to sew?
    Thanks for humoring my phobia.

  6. Diane W says:

    I’m with Ella, hate how my voice sounds. I just want to ask for an update on your Orca Bay mystery challenge. You were keeping up with the group really well and then I haven’t seen anything. Has it become a UFO?

  7. My question is: What’s one piece of advice you could give to beginning quilters? Maybe you had a “lightbulb” moment about the process when you first started out that you could share. Also, do you have needle brand preference for us newbies? Do you have a favorite thread brand? And can you tell me what ruler (besides the regular squares and rectangles) would you not want to live without?

  8. Tami in Denver says:

    I’m chicken too but maybe I’ll call when the house is empty!! My question: Do you ever make it to Colorado? Would you like to??? Stay with me, I’ll give you the full CO tour including quilt shops! Bring you dogs; we just put in a nearly full-sized agility course in our back yard. Tami

  9. Hi, Marie W. here, just called and asked you my question pertaining to fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Bali Pops.

  10. Chris Teskey says:

    I also don’t like the way my voice sounds recorded. My question is What is the one quilting tool that you just won’t be able to live without?

  11. hey Katie-bug! I had to call you and ask a silly question. How fun is this!! Great idea! Can’t wait to hear the next episode. 🙂

  12. I guess I am not the only one “mic” shy.

    What inspired you to start quilting and what part about it do you like the most?

  13. Marye Albritton says:

    Hi! I just want to know how you get all your knowledge and information! You absolutely amaze me and I really enjoy following you! How long have you been quilting, did you sew before? Please keep up the good work. I enjoy your podcasts as well as your blog.

    Dunedin, FL

  14. Jennyroo says:

    Hi, I’m an international fan so will leave my question here… “What is your preferred way to pretreat quilting fabric – prewash or no?”

  15. Thanks for giving those of us who are not comfortable being broadcast an alternative way to ask a question. Mine is about podcasting versus blogging. Do your audiences overlap? Are they identical? Do you approach the two areas differently, content-wise, and /or do you assume differing levels of knowledge or passion?

  16. I’m in the UK!!
    I’d like to know your favourite designers?

  17. I too am in boat of I hate the sound of my voice.

    So here is my question. I am about to embark on a project of fuseable web applique. The usable web will stop fraying on the applique pieces as I assemble block. But the backing is is pieces and I was worries about excessive fraying of edges as I sew down the pieces. Any tips that might help?


  18. I left you a phone call. Again Katie thank you for the fabulous podcast, I always learn so much. I am so amazed at your progress and hope you continue this quilting journey.


  19. Debby, Chester NY says:

    Too shy to call. But wondering….”How do you get manufacturers to supply items for giveaways? Do they just do it out of the goodness of their hearts, or do you have to mention them a certain number of times in a podcast or something like that?” Thanks for being a part of Sandi’s celebration. The Bali Pops are beautiful!

    Chester, NY

  20. Paula H says:

    Question: Do you have any tips for someone who is new at paper piecing?

  21. Mair-Cee says:

    Wow, I can’t believe the number of people like me who are too shy to leave a voice mail. So, I’ll ask a question here. I am new to your blog and podcast. I just found you through Sandy’s blog. It looks like you are a prolific quilter and machine embroiderer. So, my question is what type of embroidery machine do you use and how much would one expect to pay for it? Thanks so much for the info and for the giveaway.

    • Mair-Cee says:

      Well, after leaving my original comment, I have been going back an listening to your archived podcasts. As I said, I just found you through Sandy’s podcast and blog. I have not quite caught up to your current podcasts yet, but I have learned that you have a Viking Topaz 20. I haven’t heard you talk much about it yet. Maybe you talk about it in more recent episodes, but I would definitely like to hear a thorough review. I have been searching for new and used embroidery/sewing machines on ebay and craigslist, especially the Topaz 20 or 30, or the Ruby. Do you or anyone else know a good price for used machines in this category? Have you tried other brands? I am really enjoying your podcast and hope to catch up soon.

  22. Im an international, podcasts seem to be up and coming, do you feel they take the place of blogging, enhance it or podcasts are just another social media 🙂
    thanks for the giveaway

  23. How do I keep ‘veering off’ at the end of seams. No matter how short or long, off I go. I’ve tried holding them, even a strip of tape. Help!

  24. Michelle says:

    What are your best tips for finding TIME to finish a quilt? I’m a procrastinator by nature, but even more than that, I have two small kids, including one very active boy. Sometimes the idea of finding time to assemble and stitch an entire quilt seems daunting. Any organizational tips (time, workspace, planning etc.) that might help? Thanks!

  25. I called the number and left a question. =) Thanks to you and to PG Fabrics for the giveaway. Love Bali Pops! Love Bali, period.

  26. I don’t have a question, but if you can mention in your comment for us newbie quilters, how you prepare your fabric. Do you wash it first, is there a correct way to iron fabric before actually cutting it? I have heard several different things and would love your input. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  27. Cindy Lewis says:

    To shy to call. Here is my question. Do you do free motion quilting? And do you have any tips you can podcast to those of us learning. Love your podcast.

  28. Celia from Australia says:

    My question is: what is the music you have on your podcast .?. I am a smooth jazz fan and it sounds very similar to that style.

  29. Can’t wait to listen to your podcast, (when u answer all our questions)!

  30. Annalisa says:

    Hi! I don’t have a phone currently so here is my question: do you think a walking foot is a good quilting investment? How soon do you think a new quilter should buy one?

  31. Kathleen says:

    I did it, I called in! Fun!

  32. Jenny Faasavalu says:

    Hey Katie, I can’t call long distance, so I will ask my question here.

    What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done in your whole life? You know the gut wrenching “I can’t believe I just did this and I’m in so much trouble” feeling?

    LOVE your podcast!

  33. karillia says:

    i called in and asked a question. thanks for the chance at a giveaway.


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