• Paula Gilmore

Once Upon a Story - 2019 RAL Blog Event

A tisket, a tasket, a green and yellow basket...

Today is finally my day to present my nursery rhyme pattern. It has been so much fun working on this and seeing all of the other designers' patterns. Special thanks to Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew for all of her work in pulling this together. This is my third year doing this blog event, however, this is the 5th year of the event. Click here to see details of how the event works and see the gallery of pictures from the previous years that Marian has put together. Some patterns are still available to purchase or for free.

A special thanks also to Northcott fabrics for providing designers with fabrics to use in our designs. This year I have used Northcott

fabrics for the basket and flowers in my block

and also used a Northcott floral fabric in my test

pattern (at right). Many Northcott fabrics reside

in my stash, just waiting for the right project!

Fabric ordering information is included in the pattern.


Click HERE to see pattern and then click on the download button to download the nursery rhyme pattern. When the pattern appears, click on the down arrow at upper right to download the file. It is FREE through September 18th. I also have another pattern (still a secret) that I will be presenting on October 1st. You don't want to forget that one! It goes with all of the patterns being presented during this event. Sounds mysterious, doesn't it...and who doesn't love a good mystery?

Scroll all the way to the bottom to leave comments. As designers, we're so fortunate to be able to get out patterns out to quilters all over the world. When I used Craftsy for previous events, I enjoyed seeing what state or country quilters were from. I always appreciate your comments, and would love for you to mention where you're from.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Be sure to visit these other designers who are also showcasing their work today:

Bobbin in Quilts Blog

Clever Chameleon


The Electric Quilt Company has graciously provided a coupon for all of their products for this entire blog event! The coupon code is: ROWALONG2

and it will expire October 8th. Click here to go to their website and look at the many products available.


Click here to see this years' sponsors and details of all of the giveaways.

Each designer has a giveaway, so be sure to register to win when you visit each site to download your free pattern.

The giveaway for today is a $35.00 Gift Certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop. This is one that every quilter is sure to love! Coupon will be sent to the lucky winner via email.

I am a sponsor this year, so be sure to register for a chance to win one of three Patchwork Partner books - the paper piecing tool you don't want to be without! I've been busy adding new digital patterns to my website - take a look when you download your free pattern. If you already have a copy of my book, I would love to get your feedback

in comments.


Electric Quilt 8

The grand prize for this event is one copy of EQ8, a $239.95 value, in a digital download format. Click here

for a description of this amazing product! I have been using Electric Quilt since version 5 and just couldn't do with it! This giveaway goes from September 3rd thru October 8th 2019. Sponsor: http://www.electricquilt.com/

Thanks for visiting today. I hope to be back again next year, and hope you will be too - for more great patterns and giveaways!

Rules and Guidelines For Giveaways Please take the time to read it.

Rules and guidelines are also listed on the Rafflecopter window of each blog’s giveaway entry on there featured days post.

Giveaways offered by sponsors are assigned to the various blogger/designers for their featured day.

There are no prior announcements on who is doing which sponsor except to the sponsor and blogger/designers themselves.

You’ll have to visit the blog or the featured blog to enter the giveaways.

All giveaways can also be entered at Seams To Be Sew. You must have commented at each of the blogs post to enter at Seams To Be Sew, Winners who win from entering at Seams To Be Sew will be checked for the comment. When you enter a give away that asks you to answer the question asked on the entry form, you do need to fill in that box. No answer means your winning entry will be ignored and cancelled.

You are only allowed to enter once at each of the featured day sites. Giveaways are different at each site, thus you can enter those giveaways. On the Electric Quilt giveaway, you can enter once each day of the row along, new sites to click on are assigned to this giveaway you need to visit each site to be credited for the entry.

I will start announcing winners on September 10, 2019, and finish announcing winners on October 13, 2019

You must give a valid email address when you enter the giveaways, any email returned to me, loses the ability to win automatically.

All giveaways run for 1 week with the exception of the Electric Quilt giveaway which runs the full course of the event.

You are given 3 days to answer the email, if you do not answer within 3 days a new winner will be drawn. Check those spam/junk mail folders, you may miss that winning email if you don’t do so because there are no exceptions to this rule.

If you are notified that you are a winner, in all cases except for the Fat Quartershop, and C&T Publishing winners, you will need to provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, country, telephone number, and email address.

No purchase whatsoever is necessary.

You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.

You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win. Prizes valued at $500.00 should be claimed.

All winners are chosen at random.

All winners will be announced on the blogs via the Rafflecopter entry form and/or post by the blogger at the site where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. All winners must allow for their first name and first initial of their last name to be announced on this blog.

Odds of Winning a prize are based on a total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.

This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.

Participating bloggers/designers may enter any of the giveaways. The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

Additional Notes About Giveaways From Our Sponsors

I am not rich and I do not ask sponsors for money, they provide prizes only.

If they shipped the prize to me, you will be asked to pay for shipping.

All giveaways will be shipped that are in my home on each Saturday of the event.

An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal, and shipping will take place via Paypal, so your Paypal email will be needed to send the invoice. You will receive a tracking number except for overseas shipments. Depending on the weight of the prize, first class is always my first choice, but priority mail will be done where needed. Paypal fees are added to that amount to cover that fee.

Please note, every effort is made to protect the prizes. They go into a plastic bin when I receive them, and it is covered by an airtight cover. I have a dog in my home and I have a smoker in my home, so I do everything possible to protect the prizes.

Most companies are very good about getting prizes off to customers quickly also, but some companies are overseas, so please allow all sponsors a 2-week time period before you report to me that you still haven’t received your prize. When the company is overseas, it can take 6 weeks to 90 days for an item to also arrive.

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