Welcome, Build-A-Block by Crafter's Companion

Hello friends!  Today I welcome a new sponsor for Stitched in Color - Crafter's Companion.  Building on the success of their Gemini cutting machine for crafters, Crafter's Companion has created Build-A-Block, a set of 18 cutting dies designed to significantly reduce the time it takes to create patchwork projects.  Let me tell you all about it and how you can enter to win one of your own!

Build-A-Block is a set of 18 cutting dies that can create a wide variety of patchwork blocks, in lots of different sizes.  The set is designed to work with a Gemini machine, as well as with other die cutting machines such as Sizzix (but not Accuquilt).  

No need to worry about measurements as the Build-A-Block dies include an accurate 1/4" seam allowance and the cut pieces are exactly the same size each time. Cut through multiple layers of fabric in one movement, and get back to sewing!  It's especially great for quilters who are stressed by the repetitive physical activity of cutting.  

This system includes nested dies in the shape of squares, half square triangles and quarter square triangles covering finished sizes 1”, 1.5”, 2”, 3”, 4” and 6”, allowing you to create a range of 3”, 4”, 6”, 8”, 9" and 12” blocks. Wow!  As you can imagine, you can make a lot of interesting patchwork blocks with so many options.  Build-A-Block even comes with a colorful guidebook that covers 20 block patterns, and there’s an additional 60 block patterns available online!

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You can order the Build-A-Block set now at Crafter's Companion.  The die set is $130 and ships free.  Plus, Stitched in Color readers can use code QUILTEASY to receive a free set of threads and a six piece fat quarter bundle valued at $41.95.  Whoot!

::Giveaway::

One lucky reader will win a fantastic prize courtesy of Crafter's Companion! 

This giveaway is open internationally, but the prize differs based on location, due to power outlet restrictions.  If our winner is from the United States, he or she will win a Gemini machine and Build-A-Block, a $360 value.  If our winner is international, he or she will win Build-A-Block, some extra cutting dies and fabrics.  (Note: Gemini Machine's with other power outlet styles are available here.)

To Enter:

1.  Like Crafter's Companion on Facebook.  

2.  Visit the Build-A-Block Projects page to peruse the free tutorials they've created for use with this set.  

3.  Add a comment here, now through August 31st, naming which project is your favorite.  

After midnight, eastern time, I'll choose our random winner!  Don't forget to include your email address, so I have a way to contact you if you win.

Good luck!


This giveaway has now concluded.  Congratulations to our winner, Rose Paul!

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