Every so often questions and comments come from readers that I think others would like to hear my response to. That’s when I feature them on the blog. This is one of those days… I’m working on some follow-up questions today.
Last week I had a couple of questions from you after I posted about Kathy from Cotton Cabin asking why I provided Amazon links for people in my blog posts (Find that post HERE), particularly for quilt books…like this current favorite of mine Scrap School. You can find it HERE.
I explained that if you click the link up above that I provided for the Scrap School book, and end up purchasing the book, Amazon pays me a small commission. Something like 4%. You don’t pay anything more for the book. It’s called an affiliate link and it’s great for bloggers like me.
The commission is a way that we can keep the costs of having a blog down and not require people to pay for content and give away free patterns.
Now if you click on the link above and end up deciding, “No, I’m not going to buy the book but while I’m here, I am going to get my nephew a birthday present”, Amazon will give me the commission on the birthday gift you buy.
“Hi Jo! Do you only get commissions on items you recommend and provide a link for? Today I ordered a vacuum. I started Amazon from one of your links, do you get credit for that too?”
Kit asked a similar question:
“? so if I enter Amazon through your blog, and then shop for something unrelated (ie, vitamins), will you still get credit for my purchase?
… or do you need to be directly linked to the product purchased? It’s a learning curve thing!!”
The answers are YES! As long as you start at my blog and then go to Amazon, regardless of what you buy, vacuum cleaners, office chairs, a book, vitamins, or anything else you can think of, Amazon does pay me that commission on whatever it is. It is VERY helpful to me and the pennies do add up.
If you go to the right-hand column of the blog, this explanation and Amazon ad are there…You can click that anytime and go and shop. I really appreciate it when you do.
The next question is unrelated. I don’t have a clue on how to answer this as I’ve never heard of it. Can any of you help Jane with this question?
“Do you know the name of the quilts/ quilting technique where to batting is laid on the backing, and then each patch is attached – by hand stitching- and you work your way around the edges of the project.
Each patch has just one or two edges folded under. As you go round all sides and move inwards you finally finish up in the middle of the quilt and turn under all edges of the final patch. It is now finished and quilted too.
Help please, I have tried google for days, but don’t know the keyword to use.”
Please leave a comment in the comment section if you can help Jane. I’m curious now too.
“I’m sorry to ask this on your blog, but I couldn’t get the email to send. I have fallen in love with your Bohemian Rhapsody quilt pattern. Is there any way I can get the names of the fabrics used?”
This is the quilt that Melissa is referring to. It can be found in our book Country Girl Modern. You can get the book HERE.
Now for the question…the fabric line. Darn it, I don’t know. Kelli and I both tried to figure it out. Neither of us remembers. Kelli said this is the best clue she has to what fabric line it was…
So…all I can tell you was that it was a Free Spirit fabric line. I’m really sorry I can’t tell you more. Do any of you readers know?
A blog readers asked;
“I saw your Halloween Hoopla quilt advertised on a Facebook ad for American Patchwork & Quilting and loved it! I have so much Halloween fabric I don’t know what to do with. Anyway, I still ended up buying another 8 yards! My question is what did you use for your white patterned background? I love it, but couldn’t seem to find anything like it.”
The top fifth from the left was the backing fabric I used.
I had talked about this in an earlier blog post. It seems there is an update. I checked at The Fat Quarter Shop. I told you it was originally supposed to hit the shelves at your favorite quilt shops in April…then August and now it appears that the shipment date is October. Oh my!
I had a question from Judy. She wrote:
“What is the cross stitch pattern you are working on. Every time I see a small area of it I like it more. I’d love to get the pattern.”
Hmm. I am currently working on several patterns.
This is A Changed World…the creator is The Scarlett House.
Another piece I’ve recently been showing is this…
I love this piece too. It’s a Teresa Kogut design called Heaven and Nature.
I’m guessing you are referring to this one…
This is Anniversaries of the Heart. I am stitching the August block in this picture.
This is all laid out and ironed from last month after I finished the July block. The piece comes in 12 charts. Chart #7 and Chart #12 have bonus charts. One chart is the alphabet in the top middle.
Sorry, this picture really washes it out. The top picture is more of a true color.
The last chart is in #12 as a bonus. I haven’t gotten to that yet.
Stitchers are encouraged to record their family information on this piece so there is a bit of revamping and changing to stitch this depending on your choice of what and who you are adding to your sampler.
I absolutely love stitching this. I’m so thankful I took the leap and stitched it. I’m not a super experienced stitcher so this was definitely a challenge piece. The first month I hated stitching it…now I like it…but I still struggle a little with name placement or colors. It’s one of those things that is worth it though and I will continue on with it.
It does take a bit to collect the charts as you do need 12 different charts to stitch it. I got most of mine through 123Stitch online but did have to order from another shop to get two that they didn’t have.
I think wraps up the questions. I’m off to get some stitching done. I am bound and determined to finish my Anniversaries of the Heart before the new year. I started it on January 1st as my New Year/New Start. The goal for me was to finish it by the end of the year. I need to keep stitching if I am going to accomplish that goal.
If you have other questions, please leave them in the comment section.