Thursday, July 24, 2014

Penny Cottons! A new Pet Show sponsor!

Have you noticed that especially here in blogland, quilting brings our world together . . . quilters and sewists from all over . . . Australia, the US, France, Asia and more all can admire projects, offer advice, and learn new skills.
Ain't the interwebs wunnerful?

(In a business-like tone) I would really like to introduce you to our newest Pets on Quilts sponsor! It's Penny Cottons!

Karan is from Bangkok, Thailand, and we've corresponded for a while now. Her company, Penny Cottons, specializes in hand rolled collections of quality fabrics.

There are several ways to get in touch with Penny Cottons. Those of you who enjoy the playground over at Etsy, can click on this link .

Those who just use those wunnerful interwebs can check them out here: click on this link
You can even find them on ebay! Just click here!
Karan tells me . . . "Our factory produces and cuts 100% top quality quilting cotton from well-known manufacturers worldwide. We cut our fabric fresh from the bolt and steam press using a professional steam press machine."

The fabrics are DIE CUT for absolute precision and pinpoint accuracy in every strip. Cut, rolled and packaged in a smoke-free and pet-free studio. All our products are stored in a 24/7 air-conditioned environment.
Jelly Rolls contain 20 hand rolled printed fabric lengths
Each Length: 2.5” x 42”
Total Fabric: Approximately 1.25 meters of fabric
(Note: I know that other jelly rolls contain more strips of fabric, but I discovered that this was an ideal amount for the baby quilts that I make, plus you will be blown away by their prices -- you can order by the bunch!!)

"At Penny Cottons, we take pride in manufacturing and supplying quality cotton and other home crafts on a wholesale and retail capacity. Our business policy is to perfect every step - from hand-drawn designs, perfected with precision printing, first class quality control and finally to make sure our products find a happy home. We are here to make a difference and leave every single one of our customers smiling!"

Karan also told me that once you purchase, they will ship within two working days -- and I think they shipped mine a lot quicker! See those lovely prints right above this paragraph? I ordered that roll and I was so pleased! The fabrics were excellent quality, and it arrived with lightning speed! And they emailed me to let me know it was on its way!

Penny Cottons also has fat quarters available at this link, and fabric by the yard if you click here. They even have what they call "cigar rolls" that you just have to check out!

Please go and look at what Penny Cottons has to offer -- I believe you will be so happy with their fabrics and their prices that you will be dancing around your sewing machine like a froggie who just found a new lilypad!

(Whispering) Do us at Lilypadquilting a favor, and favorite the shop if you travel over to Etsy, OK? That way they know we sent you!

Karan has agreed to send one lucky winner a couple of these hand rolled jelly rolls! Yay!!!!

(Waving) Thank you, Penny Cottons! You are an awesome sponsor of the Pets on Quilts show!


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pets are NOT required . . .

. . . in order to participate in the Pets on Quilts Show!


Let me explain. You don't have to own a pet to enter the show. We have categories for pet-themed quilts, too!

Have you made a quilted project that featured a dog, a cat, a hedgehog, or some other pet?

Well then, you can enter the show!!

And another thing -- even if you have not joined the linky party you can still hop around and see everyone's entries. You can leave comments, and you can be entered into the random drawings!


Everybody has a chance to win!

And we have some awesome sponsors!

Make sure you join us for the Pets on Quilts show, starting on August 2!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Are you gettin' ready?

Are you?

Are you making sure that it is marked on your calendar? 

August 2, that is.

Are you looking through your quilted projects?

Have you given your furbaby a bath?

And are the batteries in your camera fresh? Or are you going to use your phone, perhaps?

Well, time's a wastin'!! Get ready for the show!  It'll be here before you know it! (Grin)


Friday, July 18, 2014

A post from Moses (the Studio Cat)

Hi everybody, it's my turn to post!

It's me, Moses!  (I'm the handsome one in the middle!)

We have a wonderful new sponsor for our Pets on Quilts Show -- I think this one is MY favorite!

Just wait until you see! You'll know why I like it so much!

Our new sponsor is a fabulous shop that is devoted to making kitties like me comfortable!

Please meow a warm welcome to The!!

I'm as happy as a kitten in a catnip patch about this site -- as the site says, "Your cat will figure it out!"

TheCatBall is so awesome! Listen to what the owner/designer says:
The Cat Ball is a cave style bed for your kitty, with thickly padded walls to help keep your cat warm and comfortable. The unique Cat Ball design has six sides and two openings, allowing your cat to launch sneak attacks against prey, such as your other cat. 

(Or any froggie or dragon that might happen to walk by.)

The unique Cat Ball was designed in the USA by a woman, and is a small, but growing business. She uses some of the coolest fabrics around -- check out the pictures here and on the site!

She is sponsoring prizes for THREE winners in our random drawings, after our Pets on Quilts Show!

She uses the scraps from making the Cat Balls to make adorable catnip mousies! (Or is that meeces?)

Her kitty is a willing model, to show us some of the mousies!

Our three USA winners will each receive TWO meeces, er, mousies for their pet!

And here is some great news! If you visit the site and want to order one of the awesome Cat Balls or Canoe Beds, you can use this coupon code:


And you will receive a 10% discount on your purchase!  (And that includes any international sales!) Personally, I am using my super-duper-mental-powers to influence Snoodles to get one for me! Ya think it will work?

I hope you will stop by and like her Facebook page, too, and give her some snuggles, since she is truly a Nice Person who makes wonderful things for kitties!

(Blowing kisses) Thanks so much,, for being a sponsor of our August show!



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Abbi Mays -- sponsoring us for the third year!

One of the best parts of the Pets on Quilts show each year is when we have the opportunity to call your attention to some of our wonderful sponsors that have been with the show for years.

Abbi Mays fabric store was a sponsor back when our special friend, SewCalGal, started this fun clambake, and she is back again this year!

Put your paws together for Linda and the lovely things she has in her store! I'd like to encourage you to click here and go look around -- you will love the selection and the prices, too!

Talk about enabling us quilters . . . just take a peek at her "Five Yard Bundle" page.

AbbiMay's has just what you need, and even makes it easier, with her "Five Yard" patterns!

To give you an idea of the incredible selection you will find on the AbbiMay's site, just check out this snippet from one of her pages . . . are you in the mood for batiks? She gives you LOTS of choices!

Are you in the mood for a lovely, low volume quilt? Look at this kit from AbbiMay's:

Longing for brights? She has those, too!

You'll find all of your favorite designers and manufacturers at your fingertips, along with patterns to help you use both your stash and your new acquisitions!

And this year, AbbiMay's Fabrics is offering a gift certificate for one lucky Lilypadquilter who is chosen in the random drawings at the end of the Pets Show!

Just imagine having $25 to spend in the store! Huzzah!!
Thank you, AbbiMay's, for sponsoring again this year! We love you!