It’s a Giveaway!


I’ve participated in plenty of blogger giveaways, but always as the one hoping to win (which, in fact, I have been lucky enough to do twice!). Now it’s my turn to give back as part of the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day. There are a five hundred-odd blogs participating, and just for the price of leaving a comment, you’ll be entered to win. I’m offering up a brand-spanking new wallet that I made just for this giveaway. It’s made from both re-used and new fabric. The outside is remnants of a linen blouse with pintucks that I used as inspiration for the padded quilting that runs in the opposite direction. Inside are two pieces from the new Spring Street line by Carolyn Gavin and a colorific polka dot that I used for the trim, too.
You can win this totally one-of-a-kind wallet by leaving a comment. Tell me what you like about it, or what you’d like in another version. Or tell me what you think about the new Strawberry Patch quilt I’m working on:

The Strawberry Patch quilt is coming together slowly thanks to all that patchwork.

You have until Friday to leave a comment. Like Crinkle Dreams on Facebook for an additional entry. I’ll be choosing a winner on Saturday, shipping on Monday. I’ll ship it anywhere in the world, too. The U.K., Malaysia, Easter Island… it doesn’t matter where you live. (I’m probably jealous, anyway, if it’s outside the U.S. and warm.)

Not loving this one? Check out the others in the Etsy shop.

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  1. 4
    Mellow Puff

    The bright colours are wonderful, but I most of all I love the fact that it has reused fabric in it. 

  2. 7
    Sewhappy45

    I love your quilt, they are such pretty fabrics. I like how you have used a blouse to make this and carolyn gavin fabric is pretty too. Very cool!

  3. 9
    Mruna

    The wallet is so dorable…I love the colored dots fabric…reminds me of bubble printing as a kid…LOve strawberries….maybe you could make a couple of plushie strawberries and stich them in the corner of the quilt or as tassels at the edges! 

  4. 12
    Amy Hood

    Oh, that’s so cute and cheerful, and I love the big blue button sewn on with red thread!

    amyhood21(AT)gmail(DOT)com

  5. 15
    Kathyp

    This is sweet!  I could use something like this for the Summer especially.  I hate having to carry a whole handbag around with my bulky wallet.    Love the fabrics in your quilt.  

  6. 16
    Heather Stritzke

    I love the polka dots. The colors are so cheerful. 

    witch.knitter.am.i (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. 18
    Sonja

    I like the fabric combinations that you used. Your quilt is coming a long nicely. Those are also great fabric combinations! 

  8. 20
    Gabrielle Vinay

    I like everything about your cute little wallet, but especially the big blue button and the little pleats. Details like those make me swoon. Thanks for  the giveaway! I am hosting one too, please come check it out 

  9. 21
    beccy ridsdel

    Hi Theresa, I love that you have used plain fabric on the outside but that there is a zing of colour on the inside. That turquoise button also shouts out against the brown – brilliant colour choices. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. 25
    Rachael Milligan

     I am in desperate need of a new wallet, and yours just look perfect, and just what I need!

    The strawberry quilt looks really yummy! I love the patchwork and the coordinating fabrics.

    rachaelroyce [at] gmail [dot] com 🙂

  11. 27
    Lewisdca

    I just love the fabric.  The idea of having a seperate holder for all my reward cards seems like such a great idea!
    lewisdca at msn.com 

  12. 33
    Vnsmom

    Your such an incredable seamstress. The wallets are just way too cute!! My favorite lately is the neck detail on the dress you just made. Totally CUTE! 

  13. 37
    Ashley

    I love all the colors together! I’d also love to see a brown one with teal/turquoise trim! 🙂

  14. 38
    Revelshen92

     You are an artist working with fabrics and threads instead of canvas and paint. I appreciate your most recent quilt – the way you create a palette of colors and play with the design, juxtaposing inter-related patterns and shapes.

  15. 39
    Kate Reeves

    I LOVE the wallet! I wonder what it might look like with a gray outer instead of the straw color? Either way, it’s fantastic.
    And the strawberry patch quilt is that lovely slightly faded red into pink of all my favorite vintage quilts.

  16. 41
    Beth

    I love the colors of the wallet, and that it isn’t all stretched like the one I am currently using.
    yobethie (at) hotmail (dot) com 

  17. 43
    Trinity

    That wallet is adorable, I love that you used a bunch of cute, bright fabrics!  Thanks for the great giveaway!

  18. 44
    Stephw3

    Hello from another Portland blogger!  I love the contrast of the natural fabric on the out with the patterned fabrics on the edges and the inside.  Plus that blue button!  Well done.

    Thank you for your generosity.stephw3-at-yahoo-dot-com 

  19. 46
    Amanda

     Nice combo of fabrics
    thanks for sharing
    I’m sharing toowww.latenightstamper.blogspot.com

  20. 47
    Melissa Polk

    I love the prints! Cute little chicks and lovely, bright colors! Gorgeous! I can’t wait to look at your blog some more (as soon as my youngest graces me with a nap!)

  21. 49
    Bethany

    I love the fact you reused something to make it. I am not a super earthly person, but reusing to create is just so inspriring to me!! 

  22. 50
    Andrea Seidel

    I really love your work. You’re very talented Theresa. Be proud of your work. 🙂 
    The wallet is very beautiful. Love the birds, butterflies and flowers fabric.
    I look forward to see the complete strawberry patch quilt. I can imagine that it will look gorgeous! 🙂

  23. 54
    amanda

    I love the polka dot binding.  I’ve used that before.  I really like the big bright button! and that its relatively flat 

  24. 56
    Nicole Ferguson

    What an adorable wallet! I love the combination of colors and designs and that you re-used fabric from a shirt. So cute 🙂

    elocin at gmail dot com

  25. 57
    Anne S

    I am in love with the bright and cheerful fabrics you chose! Thanks for the chance to win!

    grokgrace (at) hotmail (dot) com 

  26. 59
    ♥Duff

     I like the way it is plain on the outside and there’s little birds inside–like a well kept secret. yes, definitely! You have lots of cute things in your shop too–i like the fishy wallet and the baby quilt is truly stunning! i have a giveaway so stop by!

  27. 63
    Leah

    I’ve been wishing for a new wallet, and I love yours because it is so unique. And who can resist cute fabrics together? Thanks for the giveaway. leahclaireh(at)gmail(dot)com 

  28. 64
    Selina

    What an adorable wallet! I love how your new quilt is coming together. Fig tree fabrics are some of my favorites!

  29. 66
    kristen hansen

    congrats on opening your etsy shop a couple months ago. love seeing local handmade artists! would love the wallet. good luck with everything!

  30. 69
    Sweet Limes

     I need a new wallet and this one is bright and easy to spot which is great since mine floats around the house and sometimes I don’t know where I’ve left it.

  31. 72
    Meagan

    I am loving this wallet! My favorite colors too! 🙂 I hope I win ::Crossing fingers::

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
     

  32. 75
    domestic diva

    Lovely!  Thanks for the chance.

    I like that it’s bright and colorful.  I’d also like it if it was done in blues and greens.

  33. 76
    Dramallama56

    EEEEEEEEEEE! I Love that wallet! SO MUCH! The fabrics are SO PRETTY together. Fantastic. Whoever wins it is VERY LUCKY. I love your sewing projects 🙂

  34. 77
    Wordygirl

     Cute, cute.  This would be a darling stocking stuffer.  I wouldn’t change a thing about it.

  35. 79
    Modernwench

     I love the colors in both your strawberry patch quilt and the wallet.  Another variation I thought of for the wallet would be to use leaf patterned fabrics for the inside and a darker solid for the outside.  About any way you cut and sew it the whole thing is a wonderful one of a kind item.

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  36. 80
    Marta Irvine

     I’m very impressed with your quilt…I loooooove the colors and patterns possible in quilting, but I just don’t think I have the patience for quilting! I’m not good with straight lines. My Grandma was a wonderful quilter though. Maybe there is hope for me since quilting runs in my family?! 😉

  37. 82
    jackie

    love your little wallet….small enough for my bag definitely but easy to find in it because it is so bright and fun 🙂 thank you for the chance at this great giveaway! 

  38. 85
    Angela Obeso

    I love the variety of colors and the fabrics are so playful too!  That quilt is looking really nice as well. 

  39. 86
    Garnet

     I love the colors. The wallet reminds me of the mini-wallet made by verypurpleperson. http://verypurpleperson.com/2009/10/mini-wallet-tutorial.html

  40. 87
    Rachel M

     I like the colors and I like that you can have cards on both sides. Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win! ravensrascals at gmail dot com

  41. 88
    Anonymous

     That is an amazing wallet. It would make me smile every time I opened it!

    reiner (dot) danielle (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. 89
    Ruelasjacobo90

    Such a cute choice of fabric and inspiration! I love it, though I wish it were a bit bigger so I could fit more items inside it. 😀

  43. 93
    Tessa

    Your patchwork quilt is amazing!  Makes me want to cuddle up with a book, and some strawberry wine! 

  44. 95
    Marij4

    The wallet is so cute and those card slots are great. Your strawberry patch quilt looks adorable too. Great name and fabrics! 

  45. 96
    Jenny

     Cute! I love the colors, the red and turquoise, so fun! Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

  46. 99
    Katy

    Love the wallet, so many pockets, I’m forever searching for this kind of thing!  I’m in Scotland, but with 70-80 mph winds plus rain right now, you really don’t want to be here lol

  47. 103
    Kristen Crenshaw

    I love the colors of that wallet. It’s spectacular! I do need a new wallet to so that would be fantastic!
    bunnygrrl_61793(at)hotmail(dot)com

  48. 105
    Kiza

    This is so stinkin’ cute!  I’d like to win it, please? 😉  To answer the question…I always love the successful combination of new and recycled materials, and you’ve chosen such bright happy colors,  Cheery!  Thank you for taking part in Giveaway Day, and for offering such an awesome goodies as a prize!

  49. 106
    Theconnollyclan

    Love the fabric of the wallet – Great giveaway and such talent – you should be proud!  Thanks bunches!

  50. 109
    Amber

    I love home made wallets!  So much nicer than the store crappy ones!  I love using one and getting comments from cashiers and stuff.  🙂  amberortega at gmail dot com

  51. 110
    CraftyRie

    The wallet is so bright & cheery – I don’t think it would hide in the bottom of anyone’s handbag!

  52. 111
    Crystal

    Oh very creative!!! I think this s awesome, although too bulky for a man, but for me….perfect!!!

    I would love one in the Strawberry Fields mostly because it is my color combo!!

  53. 116
    Nicole Watson

    i love how unique it is! not run of the mill!
    love the colors, too cute!thanks for the sweet giveaway!email is in my profile or nicmowat (AT) gmail (dot) com

  54. 119
    Mhairi

    I love the wallet, so pretty and just right for carrying on a busy day out with children.
    mhairia77(at)gmail(dot)com

  55. 120
    Robyn

    This is super cute!  I think it would be a perfect place to store all those loyalty cards that build up in my bigger wallet!  

  56. 121
    Addie

    this wallet is really cute but I like the orangesicle one even more. thank you for the giveaway. addiekugler(at)gmail(dot)com

  57. 123
    Danielle

    I love the big blue button against the linen fabric on the wallet and also the color palette of your strawberry patch quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. 126
    Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys)

    Wow, I love the fabrics you have used to put this wallet together.  And the pleat look along one side is very clever.   🙂

  59. 129
    Madisonmakes

    That’s so beautiful.  I’ve enjoyed my visit to your blog.  You make beautiful things.

  60. 133
    Spreckle Mom

    Ooooh, I love the strawberry patch quilt. As a rule, I like anything red anyway, but your quilt is going to be gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. 134
    Michelle

    Cute! (to both the wallet and the quilt you’re working on).  I’ve never pieced a quilt, so I am super impressed!

  62. 135
    Deb

    Loving that little wallet…just my size. Your quilt is just beautiful.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE Strawberry Fields.  Thanks for the great giveaway!

  63. 136
    Lynn Reaney

    I love the colors in this!  Checked out your etsy store too and I adore those dictionary envelopes!  Those are great!  Waving hello from over in Gresham!  🙂

  64. 137
    Liz

    Great colors and so whimsical – the strawberries are also sweet, on your new quilt.  Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. 138
    Gill Watson

    I love the colours in your strawberry patch quilt!
    I’m in the UK and it’s not warm

  66. 139
    Jingle

    I have been wanting one like this and yours is SO STINKING ADORABLE!!!  I love the fun, whimsical patterns on the inside!  jinglesells at gmail dot com

  67. 141
    H2ogirl76

    Lovely giveaway. I think I’m jealous of peeps outside the US too.  I love the big button!

  68. 142
    Jennifer

    I like it and I love the Strawberry Fields quilt!  Great job!  Thanks for the giveaway!

  69. 143
    Elke Sauchella

    I need a new wallwt at the moment. This one is so cute, the colours are great together. It would be perfect for me.

  70. 144
    Kay

    I’m loving finding all these lovely sites today! The colours of the wallet are so vibrant, it defifitely stands out.

  71. 146
    barbara

    It so cute I love the fabric I also like your Mini Wallet in Summer Sherbetcheeksb78(at)yahoo(dot)com

  72. 147
    Kcannon417

    i desperately need a new wallet and this one is ADORABLE!!!! i hope i win 🙂 love love love the quilt, as well!

  73. 148
    Gina C.

    Your wallet is so adorable, i really like the fabrics you chose!  fun and bright without looking childish. great job!

  74. 151
    Rachel

    Oh, that wallet is great!  Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!Rachel

    rachelcornish at hotmail dot com

  75. 154
    adrienne

    Oh, so cute!  I love the button, and really like the colour combinations!  I’d love to see something similar with a section for coins.

    Thanks for doing such a nice giveaway!

  76. 155
    Paula

    Your wallet is very cute, I know my daughter would love it! And the Strawberry Patch quilt looks beautiful, love the colors!
    Thanks for the chance,
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  77. 157
    Carla

    What’s not to like about that wallet!  I love the little birds on the inside.  Way more fun than the boring black thing I use!

  78. 162
    Kristianna

    Love the color scheme of the stawberry fields quilt, in fact, the name is quite pretty too.  my moms loves this color scheme.  I love the greay and yellow, maybe some orange color cheme perhaps in the wallet.  Love the one featured as well!

    kalviene (at) gmail (dot) com

  79. 172
    Suzanne Jourdan

    Love love love the wallet! I like that there are birds on! It is so pretty and I am in the market for a new wallet!  Thanks for the chance to win!
    Suzanne dot Jourdan at gmail.com

  80. 173
    Circleoflove Jennifer

    I love the wallet….it is great that  you used both new and recycled fabric!

  81. 175
    StephanieS

    I like the size of the wallet. I mainly only carry around cards and little cash so it is the perfect size for me. I like the pintucks on the outside and the surprise of color/design on the inside.

  82. 176
    Skooks

    You know, I really love the old combining with the new in unique ways.  Very fun idea you have here.  The quilt looks like it’s coming along nicely as well!

  83. 177
    hueisei ong

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I loves the wallet.. It’s all polka dots.. lovely..and its handmade ^^
    I hope i can win it..
    cheers: hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

  84. 180
    Renaissancemommy

    Very cute! I like the contrast between the classic texture of the linen and the funky prints!

  85. 182
    Serena

    What’s NOT  to love? It’s adorable, one-of-a-kind, and has tucks! And, oh my, the Strawberry Patch quilt is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!
    serenakate at gmail dot com

  86. 183
    Kat

    Oh, what a gorgeous giveaway!  Thanks for the chance to be in to win.  Those little birdies on the inside fabric are so cute – they make me smile!  🙂

    macska (at) gmail (dot) com

  87. 186
    Sally

    This wallet is absolutely adorable.  I love that it is a combination of new and repurposed fabrics.  Plus, I really like the combination of colors, too.

  88. 187
    ingeborgzinger

    thanks for
    your beautiful giveaway!

    and those
    fabric combinations  are just amazing!
     

  89. 189
    Elflyn

    Oh my , I am completely crushing on the fabrics you used.
    Gorgeous, thanks for the opportunity to win.

    elflyn1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  90. 192
    Patty

    Such a cute wallet!  But I love the quilt – especially the fabric with writing on it.  Never would I have thought to use that print in a quilt!

    ppod1too at gmail dot com

  91. 194
    Jessica

    Oh my! This little wallet is so cute. I love the fabrics you picked out. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    justenoughstyle.blogspot.com

  92. 196
    Atchisonsteph

    Thank you for the great giveaway.
    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com
    The wallets are so pretty. You pick great colors.

  93. 204
    Calikisses17

    Very cute wallet. Does it have a zippered coin pouch? Maybe if you add one of those 🙂

  94. 207
    Rachelteadora

    I love the button closure, and the idea of opening the wallet and seeing the colorful fabrics.

  95. 208
    patticakes

    The wallet is adorable!  Love the Strawberry Field line of fabric, so pretty!
    Thanks for the chance to win,

  96. 209
    Linedupuy

    This is so lovely! What I love about it is that… I don’t have to make it myself! I’m such a pain in the neck when it comes to following sewing instructions in English (I’m French, so can that be an excuse?) and I’m in such a great need of a similar wallet, with all my loyalty cards…
    Thanks for the chance!
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

  97. 211
    Theresa

    Love the polka dots, they make anything awesome 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!daniel_theresa(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  98. 214
    Tamie

    What a wonderful prize. Thank you for participating in the giveaway day. Your quilt looks like it is coming along. Hang in there.

  99. 218
    Anonymous

    I love the little wallet especially the fabric and the quilt is so pretty
    thanks for the chance to win

  100. 219
    Rosie N

    Hello from Canada (though I’m also a former Oregonian) 🙂 This wallet is adorable! It will be perfect for carrying around my friend’s and family’s business cards! The fabric makes me smile! 🙂 Thanks for this opportunity!

  101. 220
    Rosie N

    I just “like”d you on FB too 🙂 That Strawberry quilt is beautiful! Thanks again for this opportunity!

  102. 221
    Fabiennecote

    I’m totally in love with the coteness of that wallet!
    fabiennecote(at)hotmail(dot)com

  103. 226
    Guest

    oops sorry for the multiple entries. Not so familiar with DISQUS. Kindly delete the extra comments. Thanks!

  104. 229
    BrennenB

    I love the little wallet! Especially the elastic closure. I also love the colors in the quilt. Thanks so much for sharing such lovely craftiness. 🙂

  105. 230
    Jackie W.

    I love the wallet.  The Strawberry Field quilt is darling. I really like the color combo.   

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