It’s Giveaway Time!

We’d love to give one of our visitors a copy of our new pattern, “One Big Cabin” because we are just so excited to have it finally printed — you know the drill, read the giveaway deets below and comment on this post before 5 pm on May 25th (Friday)…

One Big Cabin

This pattern was a long time coming.  As quilt shop employees, we travelled to Spring 2010 Quilt Market together, and we were so inspired, we spent the four hour drive home brainstorming ideas for a new business venture together.

It took us a year to actually form Row House Creations, and another nearly 8 months to actually get that first pattern printed, but it was worth the wait.  We designed this quilt together, brainstorming the layout over iced coffees at Caribou Coffee, Doris went home and drew the critters, and eventually transformed the sketches into this applique pattern drawing:

We are adding quilting diagrams (more than one idea per quilt) to our patterns for an added BONUS!  For an entry into our giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what you look for in a quilting pattern, or what other designs/motifs/blocks you would like to see in a pattern from Row House  Creations!  For an extra entry. become a follower of our blog!

One Big Cabin Owl Racoon Squirrel Applique Modern baby Quilt

Can’t wait to win a pattern?  You can purchase one HERE.

Now, head back to Sew Mama Sew for the rest of the giveaway list!

Sew much and often,

Trina & Doris

127 thoughts on “It’s Giveaway Time!

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  2. Congratulations, Trina and Doris – may you have continued success. I like the clean lines, the open space, and the charming characters of your log cabin quilt. Simplicity of pattern and easy-to-follow directions are important to me when I choose a pattern.

  3. That is a cute pattern. I wish I could be of some help with ideas. I don’t really know what to look for in a quilt pattern as I’ve never used one before. But I’m guessing, easy of use clear instructions. All too often any kind of patterns can be confusing. My suggestion would be to get a “novice” to use the pattern and if they have no problems, it should be good to go! Thanks for the chance!

    • Good suggestion, Jennie (btw, I LOVE your email address!) We did use 4 pattern testers of varying skill levels for this. Next one we will ask a definite beginner to try it!

  4. Cute, thanks for the chance, would love to embroider those critters instead of applique, would look great, I’m thinking. As for what I look for in a pattern, easy concise diagrams…love when project is presented with more than one size option e.g. baby, lap, twin.

  5. When buying patterns I look for something original. Too many patterns are just old blocks with new fabrics. But this one is not like anything I’ve seen before and the little critters are adorable! Might have been a long time coming but I predict it will be a big seller. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    • I actually tried to do this (twice) and both times it said “we sent you a confirmation email” but I never did get it. So I don’t know if I’m signed up or not.

  6. It’s so great you just have it printed and finally your “dream” came true! This is really a beautiful pattern I would love to sew for my little niece! It would be great for a boy too and that’s amazing because you don’t find patterns for boys easily. Congratulation to you both.

  7. This quilt pattern looks wonderful to me – I love owls, and warm fabric colours, so this one is perfect 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Best wishes,

  8. Your pattern is great! I love the little critters. I enjoy doing applique but still have much to learn. I like that I could make if tor any of our grandchildren, 7 boys and 6 girls.

  9. Love the pattern. The little animals are so cute. In patterns, I like clear instructions, good illustrations, pressing suggestions, and at least a hint about how it was quilted. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. That’s a beautiful quilt! Would love to win that pattern! As a beginner I am, i always appreciate to have very clear and detailed instructions in the patterns i buy!

  11. I look to see if they show a diagram on how to cut the fq if the pattern calls to cut fq’s for it! I like it if they can adapt a pattern as well for small, med and large size quilts. This is helpful! I also love diagrams! Your racoon is adorable!! Funny little creatures aren;t they!!?

  12. Very nice! Love the animals on your pattern. I guess I look for simplicity in a pattern and step by step directions because i need them.

  13. Congrats on a very cute first pattern! I am attracted more to applique patterns; I can usually ‘figure out’ the pieced patterns without a pattern, and applique patterns are unique to the designer; we just do not draw the same – or even see the same!

  14. That is such a great quilt – it’s sure to be a success! What I really look for in patterns are easy to follow instructions. Complete instructions. Correct instructions. When I buy a pattern, there is no way I want to waste my time having to reread a sentence, or scratch my head and wonder what they meant. (I’m not criticizing you by any means, I’m just commenting on some patterns I have purchased in the past that I wished I hadn’t bothered.) It would be hard to develop pattern instructions to satisfy every level of quilter, from beginner to advanced, but you almost need to address the beginning quilter.
    I am definitely putting this pattern on my Wish List – love it!

    • That’s great input, Barb, and we tried very hard to write this at a beginning level of understanding. I used to edit patterns for a quilt magazine, and together we have over nine years of quilt shop experience, assisting customers with those “not written in basic terms” patterns. We’re hoping people agree that we know what they are looking for in the way our patterns are presented!

  15. How cool that you all were inspired and followed thru on a dream! Good going!! LOVE the pattern. I like patterns that are interesting and give me something to think about. If it’s applique, I like good full size drawings best, I don’t like a lot of info. on how to do everything there’s so many places for that it’s redundant. Maybe a little list included with ideas of where to get all the basic information.

  16. What a great quilt pattern – the animals are adorable (and thanks for including quilting ideas)! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  17. Love your quilt! I’m looking for ideas for my college roommate’s baby’s quilt. I would love to try this one!

  18. Oh my, what a fun pattern! I love that it would be easy to make from scraps, and that it’s gender neutral (a bugaboo of mine since I was pregnant with my child-of-unknown-gender and had a hard time getting things that would work either way). This would be a good donation quilt too, because most of the construction is easy piecing, with just a little time-consuming applique. Great job!

  19. Wow, I haven’t worked from a pattern like this before so can’t say what I look for yet, that raccoon is beautiful! I’d love to see techy ideas – computers, gadgets, etc. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. Love this pattern! I look for the extra quilting design you say you featured in your pattern. I think it’s nice to see what the designer envisioned for her pattern. Thanks for the chance!

  21. Love the cute critters! I look for easy to follow instructions, and love it when it includes the direction to press the seams! Thanks for the chance to win!

  22. This pattern is just adorable. I look for clear written instructions with plenty of pictures to help as needed. I’d rather get to much information than not enough.

  23. I actually squealed when I saw this quilt, and I’d love to make it! I really appreciate patterns with clear illustrations, or even photos, so I can be certain that mine is progressing properly.

  24. Oh my Lord. I am in love with this quilt!!! I will buy this if I don’t win it. Amazing. I look for funky, different, fun, retro style and lots more. It has to catch my eye and be different you know.

  25. I love quilt patterns in which the instructions are very clear–no guesswork about what the designer might have meant or how much fabric to buy for the binding.

  26. I like patterns where it is easy to figure out how difficult they are. Sometimes i want easy patterns when i start something new and sometimes i like a higher difficulty level.

  27. Well first of all I love anything with squirrels! I like patterns that are easy to sew yet pack a big punch with the way the fabrics are showcased.

  28. Oh this is so adorable! I’m VERY new to quilting (I just made my first one, a baby quilt that was SO complicated it took me a year to finish). Since I’m a newbie, what I would look for is a very clear pattern where it all makes sense to me what I’m supposed to do. It can have advanced techniques, just so long as I can figure out what I need to do (even if that means researching in my quilting books what specific techniques are). I also like contemporary designs.

  29. Love the quilt so cute. I look for pictures that help reinforce good directions. Being new to quilting I am finding that diagrams are very helpful.

  30. I love quilts with owls, cupcakes, ladybugs…I love quilts that look hard but are easy to assemble. My dream quilt would have an appliqued gnome on it….I’d buy that in a New York Minute!!

  31. What a cute quilt! I look for something different than I’ve seen before on a quilt. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  32. I love quilts with animals on them and other cute images. I love gnomes and faeries too. Your pattern is gorgeous and I love the idea of the quilting patterns being included.

  33. Actually I really appreciate when there is provided quilting ideas or templates. I’m always pretty lost when it comes to it and I don’t get mine professional done either, so I’m left to figure it out.

  34. My son’s favourite animal is a raccoon, so this would be perfect! I would love to make him a quilt with a family of raccoons on it!

  35. Oh my gosh–I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern!!! I would like to see a quilt with Penguins on it–my nephew loves them.

  36. (Sometimes I hate WordPress – if this is a duplicate, just delete one).
    My sister would love an African-themed quilt: elephants, giraffes, and especially lions!

  37. Such a cute pattern. I really like when a pattern has multiple options for different sizes and adaptations so that you can see how to your quilt unique and not just another copy of someone else’s quilt.

  38. Very nice! I love that the animals you’ve chosen are native to my area. They’d be great for a wall hanging in my kids room! More like it would be wonderful.

  39. Congratulations. I look for something unique-a little different. This quilt fits for me because of the forest critters. You might consider more along those lines. One concern is size. I consider this quilt to be too small for anything but a wall hanging. If I win the giveaway I will enlarge it. You might think about that for future patterns.

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