Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway

Have you been to the Sew, Mama, Sew website and seen all the amazing free giveaways?  It’s going on right now, so get over there and check it out.  All giveaways close on Friday, May 16, at 5 pm (PST).


Baby Play Mat minkee buttons

Close-up of Baby Play Mat

I have just added a new pattern to my site and am offering a free copy as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway.  The pattern is to make a Baby Play Mat which uses a colorful background fabric and several of those great Minkee fabrics!  The pattern also includes the directions to make a matching drawstring bag, in case you take the Baby Play Mat on a trip and want to keep it clean.


To enter the giveaway, enter a comment below telling who you would make a Baby Play Mat for?  I will choose a random winner and notify you by May 18.   Please be sure to include your email so I can contact you!  I will ship the pattern anywhere ~ free of charge!


The Baby Play Mat is so much fun to make – and you can make it any size by increasing the number of circles you create.  In fact you can make one for yourself!  I’ll be teaching this pattern at the Valdez Quilt Festival in September!


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60 Responses to “Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway”

  1. Sallie May 14, 2014 at 4:20 am Permalink

    I’d make it for my DD.

  2. Susan Solberg May 14, 2014 at 5:42 am Permalink

    This is a fun pattern! I would make it for a friend who is having a baby. This would be good for tummytime!

  3. Victoria M May 14, 2014 at 5:50 am Permalink

    My youngest child is blind and I used to make textural play quilts for him. Now I make them for all my baby quilts and this would be a perfect pattern for this concept. My niece and nephew are expecting their first child in July so this would be for them.

  4. Lady J May 14, 2014 at 5:59 am Permalink

    I would make it for my daughter who is 8 months old

  5. Cheri May 14, 2014 at 6:20 am Permalink

    I dont’ have a baby but would love to make it to learn to use the circle/curves technique. And then I’d make it bigger to use outdoors with my 3 little grand daughters for a picnic quilt!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Sarah May 14, 2014 at 7:02 am Permalink

    For my new little niece!

  7. Margaret Schindler May 14, 2014 at 7:56 am Permalink

    Your mat is very cute. I have a new grand daughter that would love it

  8. P. Nesbit May 14, 2014 at 7:58 am Permalink

    I would make this for friends of ours who are having their first grandbaby.

  9. Beth T. May 14, 2014 at 10:13 am Permalink

    My best friend has a new grandbaby, so I’d be making it for her.

  10. British American May 14, 2014 at 11:44 am Permalink

    No more babies in our house, but I’m hoping one day my brother would get married and have some kids! 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win.

  11. Quilting Tangent May 14, 2014 at 12:04 pm Permalink

    It looks like a version of Cathedral windows, and I always wanted to learn a faster way to make it.

  12. Jolien May 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm Permalink

    I’d love to make one for my son! And maybe some single circles for the my friend’s babies! 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Alexis May 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm Permalink

    I would make it for the baby we’re expecting in June. I would love to make it into an eye-spy style quilt.

  14. Shannon May 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm Permalink

    Love it! My bf has new twins: I’dake a large one for them

  15. Sharon Lee Cason May 14, 2014 at 12:56 pm Permalink

    I would make for my nephew. He would like all the colors.

  16. Lindsay H May 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm Permalink

    I’d make one for my son and one for each of my nephews who will be born this summer!

  17. Nancysue May 14, 2014 at 1:31 pm Permalink

    For my niece’s daughter due in August 🙂

  18. Crystal May 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm Permalink

    My 6 month old baby

  19. Joyce Mitchell May 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm Permalink

    I’d make a play mat for each of my 3 nieces. Their kids would love them. Thanks.

  20. Linda V May 14, 2014 at 5:37 pm Permalink

    I would make it for my new grandson, Ben. He is 4 months old. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  21. Kathy Davis May 14, 2014 at 6:10 pm Permalink

    I would make the baby play mat for my grandbaby, Nellie.

  22. DebbieK May 14, 2014 at 6:13 pm Permalink

    Great pattern! I have a new niece/nephew due any day now. This would be a perfect gift!

  23. Shanny Gallagher May 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm Permalink

    WOW!! I want to make that so bad! LOL
    I am pregnant- due in September. I would make it for my baby boy to play on with my 2 year old daughter.

  24. Janet Mitchell May 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm Permalink

    I have a new grand-baby coming soon and I am sure it will enjoy such a cute play mat.

  25. Gina C May 14, 2014 at 10:18 pm Permalink

    I’d make one for my daughter. I think it would look really cute in her room.

  26. Amy C May 15, 2014 at 2:18 am Permalink

    For my friend at work who is due in August.

  27. Marianne May 15, 2014 at 3:14 am Permalink

    I’d make it for my hair stylist who is expecting in August.

  28. Emme May 15, 2014 at 10:27 am Permalink


  29. sandra Mason May 15, 2014 at 11:50 am Permalink

    I would make this for a friend who has just found out she is pregnant

  30. Jess May 15, 2014 at 4:33 pm Permalink

    I would make it for one of the many babies everybody I know is having! (I’m 30-ish; apparently that’s what everybody does at my age, except for me. 😛 )

  31. Lee May 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm Permalink

    I would love to make it for my new grand niece / nephew that will be born in Nov! thanks!

  32. Laura May 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm Permalink

    I think my son is probably a bit old for it (17 months, hardly ever sits!) but we’re hoping to give him a little brother or sister so I’d love to make one for a future baby.

  33. Jessica May 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm Permalink

    so cute! i’d make this for my daughter.

  34. Tanya May 15, 2014 at 5:28 pm Permalink

    Thanks for chance to win. Cute pattern.

  35. Sandra Timmons May 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm Permalink

    I would like to make the Baby Play Mat for my great grandson. I know he will just love it and so do I. Thank you for the chance to win and for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.

  36. Melanie stone May 15, 2014 at 9:21 pm Permalink

    One of my besties just found out she’s gonna be a grandma. I think she would love this

  37. Janet May 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm Permalink

    My new nephew, who was born yesterday. 🙂

  38. Pauline May 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm Permalink

    This is a beautiful playmat and I would make it for my 5th grandchild due to arrive in July this year!!

  39. Krista Bernal May 16, 2014 at 12:21 am Permalink

    I have a new baby cousin on the way. And I would so make one for her. But my 3 year old would probably want one too. So I’d be making 2 for sure. 🙂

  40. Cindy Weaver May 16, 2014 at 12:24 am Permalink

    I would make it for the grandson that we’re expecting in July. It is really beautiful. Thank you for the chance!

  41. Nancy Lee May 16, 2014 at 12:46 am Permalink

    I’d make this play mat for my niece, whom I’ve promised a quilt for since she was still in the womb. She’s now a year old! Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Mary D May 16, 2014 at 2:21 am Permalink

    I would make this mat for my friends for their upcoming baby.

  43. Rachel Pool May 16, 2014 at 2:47 am Permalink

    I would make it for my newest grandson arriving the end of June.

  44. Jodi R May 16, 2014 at 3:12 am Permalink

    I am currently hoping to conceive another baby so maybe this would be a good project for the waiting time 🙂 Thank you for sharing your beautiful design.

  45. Barbara Orozco May 16, 2014 at 5:10 am Permalink

    None of my family and friends are excpecting right now, but this blankie would be a perfect gift. Thanks for the chance!

  46. Libby May 16, 2014 at 5:35 am Permalink

    My tiny niece Bethany. She would be the perfect age for it this summer !

  47. Susan May 16, 2014 at 9:52 am Permalink

    I would make it for our Pastor who has two new grand-daughters

  48. Michelle Smith May 16, 2014 at 10:17 am Permalink

    I would make this for each of my 2 coworkers who are expecting babies late this summer and mid fall

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  49. Stephanie May 16, 2014 at 10:44 am Permalink

    I would make it for my friend who just had her 1st baby

  50. Jackie W May 16, 2014 at 11:15 am Permalink

    A friend of course, that’s who I sew for;)

  51. Krystal May 16, 2014 at 11:34 am Permalink

    I would make this mat for the nursery at my church. I have several young babies in my family but I can see the nursery getting more use out of it.

  52. Lori Morton May 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm Permalink

    I would definitely make the Playmat (which is AWESOME!) for our Son & his Wife…for soon to be new lil’ one! Nice surprise gift for them!

  53. Lorinda Davis May 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm Permalink

    I have several friends who have little kids, so I would make mats for them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Cheryl May 16, 2014 at 12:18 pm Permalink

    I have some boy color minky that would be perfect for this for a friend’s grandbaby coming in July!

  55. BreannaS May 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm Permalink

    I have a nephew that is just a few weeks old and this would be the perfect gift for him this summer.

  56. Rachael V May 16, 2014 at 1:44 pm Permalink

    I have a life long friend having a baby this summer, so I would make it for her.

  57. Southern Gal May 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm Permalink

    Hi! I have two granddaughters who are expecting a little brother or sister by the end of the year. I’d love to make one of these! Thanks for the chance.

  58. auschick May 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm Permalink

    how fun! i’d make one for my 4 month old baby!

  59. Nita May 17, 2014 at 7:35 am Permalink

    I have a brand new baby great-nephew to sew for!

  60. CullerCreations May 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm Permalink

    Thanks for all the awesome comments. I will post the winner today!