Tuesday, June 7, 2011


On Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day, I won THE TRAVELING STASH and it arrived yesterday. It is a USPS Large Flat Rate box that is making its way from home to home, delivering smiles and picking up new passengers along the way.

Here's how it works: when you receive the box, you take out what you want, put in some of your own stash that you are willing to part with, and send it on its way to another home. Take a peek at all the photos below, and if you want a chance to win THE TRAVELING STASH, simply leave a comment below with your STATE. On Friday, June 10, I'll pick a winner around dinnertime, and get the box out over the weekend or on Monday, depending on when I receive the winner's address. (Sorry, only open to those living in the USA - the box costs $14.95 to ship in the US, but $35.50 to Canada/Mexico and $58.50 everywhere else, and I'm not made of money.)

Here's what I took out yesterday for myself:
Cute little panels of quilt-y sayings

An assortment of pins, two rolls of giant white RicRac, some red bias binding, some COFFEE iron on transfers, a BOM pattern

Two yellow prints on a stiff canvas-like materials (I see a BAG in my future!)

Assorted fabric and Joann's FQs

I added the following to the box:
3 Machine applique patterns and 2 simple, little wall hanging patterns

2 quilting stencils and a Triangle square up ruler (I love this ruler, but I found that I had two of them)

2 books, 1 felted wool flower sampler pattern, harvest cross stitch pattern, folksy christmas items patterns

Stack of FLANNEL Strawberry Shortcake squares and scraps leftover from a quilt I made (I'm guessing the squares are somewhere between 8 and 10" - I'm blogging from work so can't measure them)

5 of my many blue Robert Kaufman Kona Solids FQs (I still haven't used ANY of them, so I guess I should start sharing the wealth)

Some scraps of my many novelty prints

1 yard of this Joel Dewberry (if I remember correctly) pink plaid-ish fabric plus a scrap of this black zigzag fabric, neither of which I can ever figure out how to use in a quilt

And here's what is left in the box from before:
A stack of PSALMS panels

Assorted size (and quality) fabric

A hand quilted block, ready to be made into a pillow or something

Debbie Mumm "Creative Woman" panel and scrap of coordinating fabric

Christmas items to sew - a Santa apron, a snowman Advent Calendar and Poinsetta placemats

Super cute coordinated bright florals - I almost grabbed this, but I know I won't use it anytime soon...

18 Cheep Talk 2.5" strips, assorted Jo-Ann's fat quarters and other fabric

Many patterns including Fig Tree Quilts and Green Fairy Quilts

Cute embroidered bunny cube, some orange-ish bias tape and some blue lace stuff, thick cream lace, pom poms

Two gray machine embroidered dogs

The box is WAY too full to close right now, gonna have to try some creative packing techniques! (C'mere, son! Sit here for a minute, won't ya?)


Moneik said...

What a great idea! I'd love to be part of the traveling stash!

Anonymous said...

I have been stalking-er-following this stash for a while! I am totally wanting to have at it too! It would be so much fun to take a peek and then send it on!

Shay said...

I love this idea. It's like a Quilters Guild swap but even better.

You chose some lovely things and the next person is going to be thrilled at what you put in.

I bet it's a bit like Christmas when people open that box!

Stray Stitches said...

I would love the Traveling Stash to come to California!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter and I'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

Kathy said...

I'd love to win the traveling stash this time. I've seen it here and there, but I'd really like to see it RIGHT HERE in Ohio.

Jodi said...

I would love a turn! And you were very generous - what a fun opportunity!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love the traveling stash! You found some cute elephants.

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

This is such a neat way to recycle things that you may never use and a great alternative to throwing them away. I would love to be the recipient of the Traveling Stash. I have so much to add to it! Thanks Erin for this opportunity.
Robin -- quiltlvr2001@gmail.com

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great picks from the box - I would love to select from the traveling stash - and if it's getting over-stuffed, would be happy to make it into a 2-box .... by the way, where is the other box after Kelly split it??

Debbie said...

Im in North Carolina.

JanetK said...

I've seen this travelling stash a couple of times now...it would be really fun to have a turn at it!

Julie Fukuda said...

Wow, that is a wonderful collection of stuff to choose from but postage back and forth from Japan would be too much to take. I think I will just dream on.

joe tulips said...

Okay, I want a chance to win. Put my name in the hat! Yesterday I thought I would pass....today, I want it. Thanks!

Kathy H said...

I would love to welcome the Traveling Stash to Pennsylvania. I think it is so much fun to see what people have put in it and think about what I would put in it. Thanks for the chance to see it here in Pa.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Oh, I see wonderful things! I'm already thinking of things I have to add to the box. Fun both ways! I'd love to win this, then pass it on.

Lisa said...
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Anonymous said...

Love the bright florals, please enter me in traveling stash! I'm in VA