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Once Upon a Story 2019 RAL Blog


It's amazing how fast this month has gone! I hope you have had a chance to download all the free patterns and register to win the giveaways. I know I did! Sharon A was the winner of the $35 Gift Certificate from ​The Fat Quarter Shop on Sept 12th when I presented my first block. Congratulations Sharon!

Today I have another pattern for you to download. When Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew presented the idea of different size blocks this year rather than standard rows, I looked at all of the different sizes of blocks and rows that we could choose from and decided that I would need some filler blocks to make a Once Upon a Story quilt. I approached Marian and the other designers to see if they liked the idea of creating a pattern with different kinds of filler blocks in the sizes needed to put together a quilt and the answer was yes.

My filler blocks and rows are paper pieced with designs that fit the size of fillers you might need when you are making your quilt. I also include some ideas about adding the first few words of the nursery rhymes or fairy tales you are using in your quilt.

If you would like to do some machine embroidery on your filler blocks, Marian Pena of Seams to be Sew has some ideas for you which she will also be presenting today. Click below to visit her and the other designers who are presenting their patterns today.

Seams to be Sew

Carole Andrews

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting

Charlie's Daughter at Just Let Me Quilt


Click HERE to go to SHOP page. The Filler Blocks pattern is the first pattern on the page. Click right where it says "download" on the picture of the pattern. This pattern and A Tisket, A Tasket are FREE through October 7th.


This year I'm happy to be supplying three copies of my Patchwork Partner books as Giveaways. Whether you love paper piecing or would just like to learn, this is a valuable tool that you will use for years to come. It not only teaches you my method of paper piecing, it teaches you how to convert units in a regular patchwork pattern to paper piecing. Also and shows you how to determine how much fabric you need. I've done the math for you!

This is a $30 value plus I am paying the postage. No credit card required. Please read all of the instructions below to enter.

To enter to win, just make a comment about the paper piecing pattern or the book - all the way at the bottom of this post. You may leave your comment through October 7th.

I will need an email address to contact the winners, so please do not forget to give me your email address so I can contact you!

For some unknown reason, the comment section does not appear on some browsers. Foxfire is one of them. Try switching to another browser like Google Chrome. If that doesn't work, click here to contact me via email. You may also enter for this giveaway at Seams to be Sew.


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.

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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