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Sherri McConnell Wrap Up & Quilt Kit Giveaway!

If you’ve been following our video series with Sherri McConnell these past few months you know she’s a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and fantastic, quilty projects!

Thanks so much, Sherri, for coming out to shoot with us, and for sharing all your quilty goodness with us and with the Fat Quarter Shop community!

In case you missed a video or two, we’re recapping them here for you – they’re all must-sees!


We’ve had so much fun with Sherri’s videos that we’re going to close this series out with a GIVEAWAY!  Yep, one lucky quilter will receive a free Mini Daybreak Quilt Kit!  Both the Daybreak and Mini Daybreak Quilts feature Sherri’s stunning Valley Collection!

To enter the giveaway, simply tell us which of Sherri’s videos was your favorite!  Hard to choose, we know, but give it a try! The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be notified by email, and the winner will be announced in an update on this blog post by 7/20/16.  Good luck, y’all!


Thank you to all those who shared their favorites and entered our giveaway! The lucky winner of the Mini Daybreak Quilt Kit is Kim G., who has been notified of her win via email.  Kim’s favorite video was the Simple Zipper Bag.  She’s already made four of the zipper bags – sew fun!

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  1. To choose one is not easy…all of them were helpful; however, I did like the How to make a Curved Piecing Block the best. Thank you for hosting the videos, Kimberly.

  2. Hi, they are all great, but my favorite is the pin cushion one..I've made several of them, they are sooo cute, and super quick to make. They you for the chance to win xox

  3. My favorite is how to sew a simple zipper bag…love, love, love that bag! So cute and useful too! Thanks for your tutorials and the chance to win!

  4. Well, I cannot decide which I liked the very best…. but I loved the how to make a sleeve for your quilt video very much, so helpful, and! I loved her curved piecing video. That was very helpful.
    I would love to win this adorable mini quilt kit. I have never had a kit. The fabrics are just adorable
    Sherri is so sweet

  5. I like the video on hanging mini quilts. It's great to learn new tips. This is much quicker than the full quilt sleeve. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  6. Oh, I would have to choose the Simple Zipper Bag. Love to make bags and these are going to make fantastic gifts.

  7. I loved all her videos but the curved piecing video is something I have always wanted to try. A mini quilt featuring curved piecing would be fantastic. I am making her placemats now for a charity giveaway, her zippered bag looks very useful and part of her zipper installation is a little different from the way I use. I love learning new stuff!

  8. I have to admit that I have been afraid to install a zipper for years! The Zipper Bag tutorial had such simple directions that I'm going out and purchasing a zipper today. I feel confident that I will be successful with this! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I'm really torn between "best" videos. The zipper bag is so darn cute, but the curved piecing block video definitely makes me want to get right out there and make the Daybreak quilt! Thanks, Sherri and Kimberly!

  10. I really enjoyed all of them – my favorite How to make a Curved Piecing Block – Sherri made it look so easy – can't wait to try – awesome lesson.

  11. I enjoyed the Curved Piecing video. Even though I have sewn curved seams in the past, a refresher is always good.

  12. My favorite was the Pincushion tutorial, I've already made a few. So fun. Thanks Sheri for the good suggestions and fun projects.

  13. I found the video showing how to make a mini quilt hanging sleeve very helpful. Thanks for this and all your videos.

  14. My favorite was the simple zipper bag. I've never sewn a zipper (or a bag) and this video made it look easy. Maybe you could put kits together, with all the products? That would be great. Thank you. ljbisme at msn dot com

  15. My favorite video is the Simple Zipper Bag. I am doing this project with my girls for a 4-H project. We may even do a couple more of Sherri's projects for 4-H sewing projects. They are so easy to follow and give helpful hints.

  16. I like the video about the curved piecing block, but I must say that I find just about everything that Sherri does is inspiring. She is a very talented and generous lady.

  17. My favorite segment is the tools that Sherri uses. I am always looking for new items to try, and it is informative to see what the pros use.

  18. Hi I found How to Make a Curved Piecing Block very helpful. Your videos are very high quality and very informative. Thanks for all the work you put into them.

  19. While I love the Simple Zippered Bag, the curved piecing video has to have top billing, as it made me believe I could actually do it! Up to now, I have been afraid of any pattern involving curved piecing. This may be just the push I needed! Thank you for this lovely giveaway!

  20. I really appreciated the curved piecing block video. It can be really intimidating to try a new tool and technique but this video made me feel excited to try something new. Thank you !

  21. Curved Piecing always scared me off, but Sherri's video made it look so easy.
    The videos are all helpful, but this is my favorite.

  22. L????VE Kimberly & Sherry! The favorite notions video has some great tips for quilting projects using tools from FQS!

  23. I love all the videos, but my favorite is the pincushion. I'm putting together a beginner sewing kit for my niece and am making that pincushion for her, and including some of Sherri's and Kimberly's favorite notions. Thanks

  24. My favorite video is the zippered bag. I like the idea of using binding so there are clean seams inside the bag with no raw edges. Great idea.

  25. I can not tell how much I love and appreciate the videos and the guests that provide a great inspiration. Sherri's "How to Sew a Simple Zipper Bag" was the best for me as it provided a multitude of techniques to create a simple but gorgeous and fun project! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  26. I enjoyed them all, but the Favorite Notions was my favorite. I appreciated having the all links at the bottom so I could easily order the various goodies!

  27. I liked the Favorite Notions video – although the mini quilt sleeve was very helpful for me. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  28. I really enjoyed the simple zipper bag. I can't wait to make one. Liked all the rest of them also. Thanks so much!

  29. My favorite was how to use the stripology ruler. I too am a ruler geek but i dont think I would have ever even looked at that ruler had i not watched her using it in the video. Oh my goodness, it saves SO much time!! I rushed out and bought one that evening and used it the next morning and WHIPPED through my cutting. SO helpful!

  30. All the videos were great….lots of terror information! My favorite was "How to sew the curved block". It is something I have been afraid to attempt but now think I can try it!

  31. I love Sherri I follow her blog) and my favorite video is of her sharing her favorite notions and quilting tips. Thanks for all the valuable information, Sherri–I always learn so much from you.

  32. My favorites are the one on sewing a simple zipper bag and the one on sewing a curved piece quilt. Thanks for all of the new tips!

  33. How to Make a Curved Pieced Block was my favorite though she had a lot of good ones. I find her easy to listen to and follow along with. Thanks.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  34. Sometimes it's the simple things that make the most impact and for me it was the way to hand a mini quilt, thanks for the great videos Sherri.

  35. My favourite video is 'how to make a beginner charm pack placemat'. I love it coz I'm a beginner quilter n this video has helped me a lot..

  36. I enjoyed Sherri's discussion about her mini quilts. I've never done one, but after watching the video, I plan to do so!

  37. The simple zipper bag has been a big favorite with me and with all my friends who come to my house to sew at least once a month. We love to watch the tutorials on your blog and then pick one that we all do together and this one was a HUGE hit with everyone.
    Thank you so much for all you share with us!!!!

  38. I was very glad to see the video on the Creative Grids Ruler.

  39. I loved them all but to narrow it down I'm going to say the beginner charm pack placemat because I am going to make it. I still don't feel confidentt to make curves. It's like driving in a car on a mountain road, I'm just petrified I'm going to drive off the edge. But I do think her daybreak design is beautiful..just too hard for a beginner quilter. I really think maybe I can make the shine star block maybe..but it looks complicated too. That's why I think I should stick with charm can I mess that up? Hahaha

  40. My favorite is the Pin Cushion video, I've made 22 so far, can't stop because they are so cute. Love the sew along videos.

  41. Oh, by far it's a tie between the awesome cute pincushion and the zippered bad. Both so stinking cute!!!

  42. Honestly I love them all! But I really love the tip in the pincushion tutorial with sewing a 90ยฐ seam so I pick this as my favorite.

  43. Very hard to choose and I loved everyone of them….watched some more than once. I guess if I had to pick just one thought it would be the pin cushion though….just the cutest thing and will be making some for friends…..thanks!!

  44. Mine was the curved piecing block. Thank you for the introduction. She was very helpful and upbeat in all of her videos. Thank you for the giveaway.

  45. Yes hard to choose – but I think curved piecing as it is something I've shied away from but the video makes it seem so simple, thanks Sherri!

  46. OMG. These are the best videos! I guess I will vote for the pincushion because that is the one I am making right now. But the others are terrific! Thanks for the chance to win.

  47. My favourite is the simple zipper pouch. Since viewing it, I've made 3! It was so easy to follow along with the video. Thanks.

  48. My Favorite Video is the Pin Cushion although I love them all and it's my favorite part of my day to come home from work and watch one or more of your videos! Thank you for all you do! Sharon

  49. How to choose… Mmm I've made the zippered pouch and pincushion. Next on the list is the little charm placemats- my favourite !

  50. I love the video on how to sew a mini quilt sleeve. I have just moved into a new sewing space and now have room to decorate with mini quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  51. I loved the Daybreak quilt video and the favorite notions video. Both were really informative. I love Sherri too: what a wonderful and sweet person!!

  52. I loved the place mat video. It seems simple to do and as I'm a novice quilter this would be the one for me. All the videos are great and easy to follow-so thanks for that!!

  53. Loved them all very interesting but the zip bag and pin cushion was my favorite. I've made 4 bags s o far they are very addictive. ..and her tutorial was great .love all the in foration and tips you give us on your blog…happy sewing

  54. Hi Kimberley, Hi Sherri,

    thank you for this series of video tutorials. I like the Simple Zipper Bag and the Cute As a Button Pincushion (who wouldn't).

    But my favourite video is How to Sew Curved Blocks. I have always wanted to do this, but never seen it done. I am now more confident of attempting this technique. Thank you.


  55. The zipper bag is adorable, and I will definitely make it, but I found the curved piecing video to be most helpful, as, like Kimberly, I haven't done that yet. Thank you for all the videos!

  56. You're so right – I like them all, making it very hard to decide which is my favorite. However, the pin cushion video has my vote. ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

  57. While I loved the Simple Zipper Bag, I really like hearing about and seeing everyone's favorite notions.. Heck. Who am I kidding I liked everyone of these videos. Each new one was better than the last. Thank you so much. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  58. My most favorite video, was the Curved Piecing Block one…she explained it soooo well..& made it seem easier than it looks! ๐Ÿ™‚ Also love the Zipper Bags!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! ๐Ÿ˜€

  59. Thankyou for the projects, they're great. Cute as a button in fact. My favourite is the zippered pouch. Definitely on my 'to do' list too.

  60. My favorite quilt pattern is Sherri's Hometown Summer Quilt. I learned so much from her about color choices! But in this series my favorite was How to Sew a Mini Quilt Sleeve!

  61. How to make a curved piecing block ….that's my favorite with helpful tips and close ups. Curved piecing is something I want to master rather than tolerate.

  62. The mini quilt hanger idea is really neat–and quick!

  63. My favorite "how to" video was the zippered bag. She made attaching a zipper look uncomplicated, simple!! Thank you for all the wonderful tips and tricks.

  64. I really like how to sew a quilt sleeve because I never made one before! But they have all been nice! Thank you!

  65. Oh! I really liked the quilt sleeve! Wish I had seen that before I finished the quilted, stylized American flag, wall hangings I made for some of my fellow military veterans! But I'll be using her technique for all future wallhangings. Thanks!

  66. I guess I have to say my favorite is The Beginner Charm Pack Placemat. I just made 2 out of a Prarie Charm Pack, for my mom for Christmas. My mom uses all colors of Fiesta Ware, so I thought the colors in Prarie were perfect. They made up very fast.

  67. All of Sherri's tutorial videos are very great but the Curved Piecing one was my favorite. Have always wanted to try curving…thank you.

  68. I enjoyed all of her videos. My most favorite would be curved piecing. My next favorite would be the notions.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  69. My favorite is the How to Sew a Simple Zipper Bag. Ive never sewn a zipper before and I think that this video may help. I hope to make several of these for Christmas.

  70. I enjoyed all of the videos. Sherri was so calm, but informative. The one I liked best was the one on Curved Piecing because I've only done it once before – I've made just one curved pieced block, so this was very informative and made me want to make more curved blocks!

  71. Well I plan to make one of her simple zippered bags soon so I'll pick that one as my favourite (so hard to pick). Thanks for them all and the chance to win.

  72. I enjoyed all her videos but my favorite is how to sew a simple zipper bag. I've bought all materials – just need to get busy and sew!

  73. I especially enjoyed the mini quilt discussion, but each of them was delightful and would stand alone as a winner. Thanks for the videos and also for the giveaway.

  74. Ciao! My favorite video is the Curved Piecing Block. It was clear and easy to follow and I look forward to trying out the pattern.

  75. I have loved all the videos but Sherri's pincushion video was my favourite. Mostly becaue it motivated to sew my very first pin cushion ever, even though I've been sewing for 40 years. Thanks for the inspiration.

  76. I love the Simple Zipper Bag. So many uses when you are a quilter and a knit.
    Thanks, Patst

  77. I loved all of Sherri's videos and hope you feature more! I would have to pick the pincushion video as I have been wanting to make some smaller projects and it has inspired me to do so!

  78. I love to open Sherrys emails to see what will inspire me next. My fav is the simple zippered bag. These bags are addicting and befor you know you have a bunch. It's a good thing though as everyone loves to get one. Wonderful how to videos!
    Smiles, Susie

  79. For some reason I have always been intimidated by zippers! Sherri your tutorial really inspired me to try a zipper pouch! Many Thanks!

  80. The curved piecing video is my favorite. I've not tried curved at all because it looked too difficult for me. However with this tutorial I think I'll be trying soon (curves).
    ktsquiltdreams (at)gmail (dot)com

  81. Sherri is such a good instructor, and Kimberly, too of course! I loved the zipper bag tutorial and plan to make one asap. Thanks so much for sharing all your knowledge with us!

  82. I think it's a tie between the Simple Zipper Bag and the Curved Piecing Block! Sherri is very enjoyable to watch, I hope we see more of her in the future!

  83. thank you very much for the opportunity to win the nice kit.
    Sorry, I love them both equal:
    the beginner charm pack placemat and
    how to sew a simple zipper bag.
    I am new in the quilting world and these videos really help me.

  84. My favourite is the mini quilt video. Minis aren't so daunting as a full size quilt and give a great sense of accomplishment when they are done. They are a great palette cleaners between larger projects. ๐Ÿ™‚

  85. I loved both the pin cushion and the zipper bag videos. They were both fun and easy to make! Thank you for the opportunity.

  86. Always need help in the curve piecing, so this will help me. What a darling wall hanging too! thanks for the chance

  87. I am a complete gadget geek so my favorite was the notions and tips video. ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ๏ฟฝ

  88. They were all great but I loved the zipper bag! I am making a couple to give as "thank-you" gifts for helpers at my daughters wedding. Thanks for making these great videos!

  89. I have loved then all. This past week I made a couple of the zippered pouches. I plan to give them as gifts. My next project will be the pin cushion. Thank you for the giveaway.

  90. My favorite video was the Simple Zipper Bag. It looks easy enough to make for gifts for members of my small quilt group.

  91. All the videos are so helpful but I found the one on how to sew a curved piecing block to be the most helpful. I ve been wanting to learn this technique so thank you for the tutorial.

  92. It certainly is hard to choose just one, but I loved the video about
    her favorite notions and quilting tips. It's always informative to learn new quilting tips and the notions available to sewers and quilters. Thank you for the giveaway.

  93. I love the Simple Zipper bag, I love to give bags as presents and finding a new design is just great. Thanks for a fun giveaway. x

  94. The simple zipper bag was my favorite. The bag is so sweet and useful. I'll put my IPhone 5 and club key in it when I go to the pool. Sherri made putting in a zipper easy!!

  95. Who doesn't love a zipper bag!! Fun Videos! Thanks for the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  96. Enjoyed Sherri's video on Curved Piecing but also picked up several ideas from her favorite notions video. I'm inspired to use the pieced curving in something! The quilt is beautiful.

  97. My favorite is the tips video. Great to catch up on newer sewing tools and always a good one to save. The zipper "keeper" is one I can sew to keep all my tools together. Great information thank you for all those timely tips. Loved it.

  98. I love the pincushion, because I fall in love with every pincushion I see. I make lots of them of all kinds; felt, cross stitch, sewed, quiled, etc.

  99. Simple Zippered Bag is my favorite!! In fact I think I will make one this week. I 'm just trying to think of a way to embroider a name on it.

  100. It was hard to select just one video, they were all terrific and so helpful but I would have to say the video for the zipper pouch was my favorite. Thank you for all the videos and the wonderful information they each contained!

  101. "How to Make a Beginner Charm Pack Placemat" was my favorite because I've wanted to make these as gifts and I just haven't found the right tutorial yet…until now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. I love all of Sherri's tutorials, but the one that has inspired me the most is the curved block tutorial! I am excited to give it a try! Thank you!

  103. I really enjoyed the Simple Zipper Bag tutorial video. I've made one of them using my stash and now I want to make some for gifts. Thanks for the opportunity!

  104. I enjoyed the look at all the notions, and the quick 4-patch tip in the beginner placemat video! These are such fun!

  105. The simple zipper bag has definitely caught my eye. I'm seeing it made up in black and white fabrics with a touch of red or yellow. All have been great videos! Thank you for this giveaway opportunity.

  106. My favorite was the curved piecing tutorial which I really want to try. Although I did make the zipper bag and pincushion and the instructions were easy to follow.

  107. I love the zipper bag- I have a small obsession with any kind of little bags. I just found your website and I am enjoying being able to expand my quilting skills and stash!

  108. I loved the Simple Zipper Bag. I made 3 in one afternoon to use as gifts at my Quilt Guild….

  109. Out of the video's I liked the curved piecing video and the fabric, love , love , love the fabric. Thanks so much for the giveaway, the quilt is on my sewing list.

  110. I watched most of the videos. My favorite is How to Sew a Simple Zipper Bag. Bags are fun to make especially with good tips on the trickier parts. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  111. I enjoy all the videos because they are very easy to understand. My favorite was the video showing all the mini quilts. Inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway.

  112. The videos are great! I love curved piecing and Sherri's how to video was very helpful! The ruler would be a good investment!

  113. My favorite is, Sherri's Favorite Notions and Quilting Tips. I always learn something new or find a new to me tool or gadget. She also has one of the best blogs.

  114. I loved all the videos, but my favorite is the pin cushion video…. I think I see lots of pin cushions in my future!!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Sandra B

  115. Love the zipper bag tutorial. I've put zippers in dresses before, but never a bag. They seem so intimidating, and I'm always afraid they won't fit. Now I know they will fit perfectly.

  116. The charm pack placemat video is my favorite. I showed it to my 10 year old granddaughter spent a happy afternoon helping her make one.

  117. My favourite had to be the simple zipper bag because it was simple and made the insertion of a zip so easy. I've always avoided zips but this fabulous tutorial helped me overcome my fear of putting in a zip to the point that I've made 5 simple zipper bags. Thank you

  118. I haven't seen all the videos as I have a limited data plan and am unable to watch videos unless I'm traveling and use the motel's internet.
    Of those I did see, I enjoyed the zipper bag and the favorite tools videos.
    You both are such an inspiration!

  119. All the videos are great. I love all the mini's. I am excited to try the curved piecing. It was a great video.

  120. I loved all of Sherri's videos but the curved sewing one intrigued me. I've never used that kind of ruler but see now how helpful one would be especially for this lovely quilt.

  121. Learned a lot from "Favorite Notions…". It helps to view what the experts use to make sewing easier. I love Creative Grids!!! As a result, squaring up is a breeze, cutting is exact, etc. As a result, sewing stays fun and creative.

  122. My favorite video was the one where I got to see all of Sherri's mini-quilts. They look so easy and would be wonderful to hang in my apt. or to make them as gifts for favorite people. Thanks for sharing all of these videos.

  123. I liked the pincushion video. It came just as I was planning to make my first pincushion. It answered many of my questions, including how to use the twill tape. Thank you.

  124. What a great giveaway. I hope I haven't already entered this one. If I have, forgive me and delete this :). Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  125. The curved piecing video is my pick. Thanks for the chance to win … I love the quilt! Candy

  126. I love Sherri"s patterns! I loved the Simple zippered bag tutorial and video. I think I will make a few of those as gifts for Christmas this year! Thanks!

  127. I love the tutorial on the daybreak quilt. She does such a great job and the fabric is super. Kathy Duval

  128. Sherri is so much fun to watch! I think they were all great but the one I'll use the most is the sleeve for the mini quilts … genius!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  129. My fav is: How to sew a sleeve—–Love all her videos tho !! Thanks for the give away—-hope I win ๐Ÿ™‚ But will be happy to see anyone win !

  130. I loved them all,especially the pin cushion and mini quilts, but I my favorite video is how to hang your mini quilts! Such a clever idea !

  131. I liked the mini quits video the best, but they were all good. Thanks for all the wonderful information.

  132. Definitely the Cute As A Button pincushion. And especially thanks for the great tip Sherri on turning small projects! Thanks for the fun opportunity too FQS!

  133. I enjoyed them all but definitely was inspired by Curved Piecing. The ruler was ordered and is here waiting for a chance to create a Daybreak quilt. It would be grand to win the giveaway. Thank you, FQS and Sherri.

  134. Hello,
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration I have gleaned for your videos….so talented! I think the zippered bag was my favorite.

  135. Thanks for a great giveaway!
    I love all of Sherri's vids, but that simple zipper bag is so darn cute that I have to choose that one.

  136. The pincushion tutorial is my favorite! I think I'll make one (or more) after I finish making the unpaper towels for my kitchen. I watch way too many sewing tutorials, but I am retired and have plenty of free time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  137. I like the Simple Zipper bag–also mini quilt hanging sleeve.

  138. All of Sherri's videos are so great because she sounds so nice and approachable. I did like the sleeve making one best. Thank you for posting all your videos. I have learned so much from them. Not taking classes makes if more affordable to buy more fabric…

  139. I love the easy zipper bag tutorial. I have two on my sewing table just waiting for a few minutes to put them together.

  140. I enjoyed the pincushion and the zippered bag videos. It's fun to have some quick projects that can be made up in a day. Thanks.