I {heart} Pleasant Home & a Giveaway

So … you guys know I like to sew right? 😉
And you know I sew A LOT, right? 😉
And you probably think that most of my sewing is for my little shop, right? ;).

Well, right, right, right you are. But … did you know that I try to *schedule* in a bit of {fun/me/personal} sewing each week? No? Well I do. I think it keeps me inspired to keep sewing for my shop, inspired to try new techniques … but most of all, it continues to fuel my *love* of sewing.

A few years ago when I stumbled on this pattern. Pinwheel Baby Quilt::

{Credit:: Pleasant Home for Moda Bake Shop}

I had only made one quilt prior to this {and while made with much love, it wasn’t much to show off} time. When I saw this design though, I fell in love with it and wasted no time sewing it up::

Pinwheel Baby Quilt - Prairie Points

And that my friends it what introduced me to the wonderful blog, Pleasant Home. Jodi {the voice behind Pleasant Home} is as sweet as her blog is lovely. We’ve become fast friends over the last couple years and Jodi has inspired SO many of my ‘fun’ sewing projects. In fact, I would have to credit her for my love of table runners. To me they are the perfect weekend project. All the fun of a quilt … pint size!!

Here are a few I’ve made from her wonderful {free} tutorials::

Modern Spring Table Runner
{Pinwheel Table Runner Tutorial}

{Double Hour Glass Table Runner Tutorial}

Recently Jodi re-vamped her Etsy shop and is featuring fresh and fun sewing patterns, kits and fabric packs. This past week she had a week of posts celebrating Etsy and re-launched one of my favorite tutorials into a full pattern which comes with the acrylic templates for making the funky pinwheels. Here is one of the table runners I made using her {old} tutorial::

Birthday Gift Table Runner

The new Funky Pinwheels pattern/template set is available in the Pleasant Home shop.

You want to make one now, don’t you? Those fall colors are making you long for cooler nights and days of jeans & sweaters … am I right?

Well, you’re in luck … Jodi is giving away a charm pack & a Funky Pinwheel template set {her choice} to one of you!! All you need to do is visit Jodi’s shop and then let me know in your comment what your favorite thing is … is it the charm packs? Apron kits? Fabric ruffles to make a ruffle pillow?

Giveaway open until Thursday, September 1st. I’ll announce the winner on Friday!



  1. I love her site too! Beautiful pictures combined with lovely fabric…and my favorites are always those charm packs that she puts together.

  2. Loved the Charm Packs – bought one!!!

  3. I really like her kit fabric combos. Especially the aprons. :)

    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

  4. I’m a follower of jodi. Love the charm packs, but I would love to have the funky pinwheel set. I’m new to quilting and making that table runner would be great!

  5. I love the fabric kit combos as well as the pinked fabric for the ruffled pillows! I do have to admit the funky pinwheel set is truly incredible! I did a teensy tiny bit of quilting about 14 years ago and have done nothing since until very recently. Yes you can definitely call me a novice but I am so excited to be learning again! A table runner or even a pillow would be something I would like to undertake.

  6. Thank You for the tip to Pleasant Home. Love, love,love the apron kits (especially the red/green combos).

  7. Love the fabric combos for the aprons. My daughter has a thing for aprons and I am thinking she would love the Aunt Dottie’s apron. Christmas is coming sew……

  8. My favourite thing in Jodi’s shop is Auntie Dot’s apron pattern.

    I like making table runners and small quilts too – it’s great to get something finished!!

  9. I love the Auntie Dot apron kits!

  10. I also love the
    Auntie Dots sets……esp. the material with the apples and pears. SO cute.
    The first quilt you showed is beautiful. I love the banner looking border.

  11. I love it all…but my favorite ….Mug Rug Pattern – Dear Santa

  12. Her Blog is delightful! Love the fabric combos for the aprons! But, I especially adore the V and Co ‘s Ruffle Pillow pattern! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  13. I am a Jodi fan also – right now I am loving her apron kits. She is a real sweetie.

  14. Auntie Dots Apron Fabric Sewing Kit (543)

    I fell in love with her new apron pattern and it arrived just the other day, so my eyes are definitely on this beautiful fabric set to sew the apron!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I really like her charm packs, great fabric choices!

  16. My favorite is the Abby Tote bag pattern – super cute!

  17. I see so many things in the Pleasant Home shop that I like, but I think my favorite right now is the zippered pouch pattern. I would love to learn to make those!

  18. pick me… my birthday is on saturday!

  19. I love Jodi’s fabric choices and patterns. My favorite pattern is the Abby Tote, buying it now!

  20. I really like Jodi’s ruffled pillows. I like her aprons, I like her packages of fabrics. It is all wonderful. Thanks

  21. the pink delilah charm pack is adorable!

  22. Love the charm packs!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Great ideas there. I love the template set, and the charm pack. :)

  24. Ok, I have seriously never seen apron kits before- I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! What a great idea- so fun – such a quick project- and great fabrics!! Thanks so much!!

  25. Ooh, charm packs…


  26. What a great idea Jodi’s kits are!!
    I like the Abby bag fabric kit 522

  27. I love her apron kits – have a nice vintage vibe to it

  28. LOVE the ruffle strips! Perfect for bags, totes, and skirts too!

  29. I love the The Abby Tote Bag Fabric Kit item 522…the colors!

  30. I love the Auntie Dots Apron kits, especially number 507! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. The tutorials are great! Thanks for the links!
    In her shop I liked most the apron kits, but also the charm pack!

  32. I am a long time follower of Pleasant Home (Jodi) and I just love her tutorials! Right now in her shop there are so MANY things to choose from but I am liking #484 Abby Treasure Box Kit.

  33. I love the Charm Pack of Pink Delilah. Too cute. I am new to quilting so any ideas and tutorials help.


  34. I like everything pinwheel even funky pinwheels! Thanks.

  35. I love the Abby Tote bag pattern. Looks so pretty with the oversized bow. The pinwheels are great too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  36. I love her Funky Pinwheel Template! CUTE CUTE CUTE!

  37. I like ruffle pillow so much!

  38. I love the Dear Santa mug rug. Too cute.

  39. jodi has inspired me greatly as well as becoming a good friend.
    i’m seriously tickled about her square it ups making a come back

  40. I love the auntie apronkit number 545, love also the others!!!

  41. My favorite is Auntie Dots Apron Fabric Sewing Kit (544). Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. I love the colors in the Fabric Sewing Kit for Auntie Dot’s Apron! So cute!

  43. The apron kits are cute! Thanks for the chance!

  44. I like the Auntie Dots Apron Fabric Sewing Kit (541). kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

  45. Love Aunt Dottie’s apron pattern and all the kits that she has put together for the pattern. What a great idea!

  46. I have never made an apron, but it is high on my list and I need one! I really like the blue fabric bundle in this kit: Auntie Dots Apron Fabric Sewing Kit (548). Of course I would need to purchase the pattern too since I have no idea how to make an apron.

  47. I love the fabric ruffle kits to make the ruffled pillows. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Have a great weekend!

  48. What a nice shop! I like the kits the best especially the zippered pouch

  49. i love the Abby Tote bag (523) in her shop! love her blog! thanks!



  51. I love the idea of the apron kits! My favorite is the Aunt Dot Apron Kit #566!

  52. I always love the inspiration I find in my inbox every time Jodi makes a post. Love her stuff! As for the shop, the apron kits are sweet — I especially love the cherries version.

  53. I love the charm packs! They always call my name!

  54. Kristi says:

    I LOVE her fabric choices and using the rick rack…SO cute!

  55. HannahBee says:

    This is my favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79497175/30-piece-5×5-fabric-charm-pack-pink

    hannah at nathanaeliversen dot com

  56. Her apron kits! I love Jodi’s apron kits. I haven’t seen a fabric combo I haven’t wanted to have shipped to me.

  57. I really like the funky pinwheels!

  58. My favorites are defintely the charm packs

  59. The little kits already for us to sew are so cute. The gingham fabric I like also.
    Happy days.

  60. I saw these the other day & just have to make one!! I’d also love to try one of her ruffle pillows!

  61. I am really a fan of her charm packs! They are so cute! Her blog was one of the first I started reading!

  62. Definitely the charm packs!

  63. I love the Funky Pinwheel block, so the templates are wonderful and I’d love to win a set.

  64. The charm pack are cute but the Santa mug rug sure caught my eye as well. Thanks for the linky.

  65. Oooh, these are so, so pretty! I love the Auntie Dots Apron kit!

  66. I love this set of fabrics: The Abby Tote Bag Fabric Kit item 523 – would need the kit and the pattern. Those templates are super neat too!
    SpunkyDiva at live.com

  67. really like the abby tote pattern & the charm pack! :)

  68. i think its cool that jodi has patterns + all the fabric to make it! looks like the shop is nearly empty now, but i really like her pinwheel templates she cuts!

  69. Love the site especially the aprons!!

  70. I am in love with the charm packs. I boutgh one a little while ago and now believe you me – am so addicted to it. Yesterday had a chance to buy another one.
    Who knows I might get another one soon. Cheers

  71. I love the funky pinwheels Thanks for a chance to win.

  72. I love her site and I found you through her so today is a double bonus day. I think right now I love the funky pinwheels kit/templates, but I also really like those aprons! Thanks for the chance to win.

  73. I love the The Abby Tote Bag Fabric Kit item 523!

  74. I am already a follower so….. The aprons are my current faves.

  75. I love her aprons!! I could never have too many and her designs are great!!

  76. Her aprons are my favorite!! A baker can never have too many!

  77. I love charm packs I love your colors in your quilts. Very talented.

  78. For Fall I like to decorate my kitchen with and apple theme so I love the Auntie Dot’s Apron kit!
    Thanks for a chance.

  79. It’s gotta be the charm packs — great combinations.

  80. I love her site, too! Do I get disqualified if I pick two things?! My original pick was Auntie Dots Apron Fabric Sewing Kit (549) because I love the fabric…but I think I am actually going to order the Dear Santa Mug Rug pattern! My sister-in-law is adopting a baby in November and I am excited to help her start building Christmas traditions for her new daughter :)

  81. I am a follower of both of your blogs. :) How do I choose a favorite?? I fell in love the Santa Mug Placemat with letter holder. It is absolutely too cute. The kits are truly fantastic also. How nice is that to be all set to sew with everything that you need in a kit!

  82. I love the fabric packs she makes for her aprons pattern.

  83. I love the apron pattern and purchased it.

  84. I love the ruffle pillow and the fabric that goes with that pattern! Awesome!

  85. Love the funky pinwheels templates and pattern for the table runner. Jodi always has such beautiful pictures on her blog too!

  86. i love her charm packs..and she has a great blog and etsy shop.

  87. Love the giveaway!! My favorite is the Auntie Dots apron pattern. So fun.

  88. Love the giveaway!! My favorite is the Auntie Dots apron pattern. So fun.

  89. I fell in LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when Jodi posted her funky pinwheel runner set with the template, pattern, and fabric. (I think she might be all sold out now). As I have about 10 (if not more) projects “in the works” I couldn’t buy it right then, as I promised myself (and my husband) to reduce my fabric stash. But let me tell you, it took all I had to walk away from the computer without getting that kit!

  90. I’m a charm pack girl. I love these.

  91. I love V & Co.’s ruffle pillow pattern. It would be a fun one to make.

  92. I love those charm packs!!

    Thanks for the giveaway… this pattern is great too!

  93. I love her Auntie Dot’s sewing kits… maybe because I had an Aunt Dot who encouraged me to sew! thanks for the giveaway.

  94. I love Jodi! Her site is is always calming and beautiful. It’s hard to choose one favorite, but I’m going to go with the gingham ribbon. I was hoping to get one of her table runner charm pack sets but she sold out before I could…oh well, I’ll have to settle for the awesomeness of pinked gingham instead.

  95. I subscribe to Jodi’s blog. She is so talented.
    I really like the Santa mug rug but I do like all those aprons too. some great fabric combination she has created.

  96. I love Pleasand Home too. I love your blog also. Thanks for the give away!

  97. Nice pinwheels! I’m planning on doing something with pinwheels. I like the fabric strip packs. thanks!

  98. I’ve always been a follower of Jodi’s and I would love her Funky Pinwheels pattern/template set. Everything she comes up with is top notch! Her talent is boundless, and I love it when she shares other blogs she follows; like yours!

  99. I follow Pleasant Home, and the pinked strips for ruffles are a great idea for an etsy product! I would love to have one of these template sets – looks fun!

  100. Your Baby Pinwheel Quilt is beautiful. I love that pattern. I also like the Auntie Dots Apron Kit with cherry fabrics over at Jodi’s shop. :)

  101. Anonymous says:

    I love her site. She has such cute fabrics and patterns. I wish I had her talent.

  102. I like everything in her shop, but especially the fabric kits for Aunt Dot’s apron. What a great giveaway!

  103. Anonymous says:

    I love her site too! In her shop right now my favorite is the Abby Tote Bag fabric kit #522. I love the color combo!

  104. Ooops, I forgot to put my name on the last commnet

  105. I follow and love her site, too!!

    My first quilt was a pinwheel sampler, so I love the funky pinwheel set best!

  106. I already loved her apron kits. She has such a sweet blog too!

  107. Love Jodi’s website and her Charm Packs! Thanks for the giveaway. Like your blog!

  108. I have been a huge fan of Jodi’s 4-ever. She has a great eye for everything she does. I love her apron kits…if I am forced to choose just one thing!

  109. I am such a fan of Jodi’s custom charm packs. So glad she’s stocking more now. I really want to get my hands on her funky pinwheel templates. I love following her blog. She is so creative. Thanks, ladies!

  110. I like the Santa Mug Rug….too cute!

  111. I’m a follower and I love the baby pinwheel quilt. I also love the charm packs.

  112. The apron kits are fun!
    I follow Pleasant hOME.

  113. The funky pinwheel templates, I need to get a set for myself (if I don’t win the giveaway!).

  114. I am a follower of jodi’s blog and love everything she does. She is a great inspiration to quilt! I really like the ruffle pillow and also her apron kits.

  115. Love her blog and shop! Made several things from her great tutorials. So many beautiful fabric combos in her shop. Love the sewing kits like the zippered pouch item 484.

  116. Those templates look like a great buy. I love the kit combos also. She has a great eye. Kathie L in Allentown

  117. I already own one of her double hourglass templates. LOVE IT!!! Liking the funky pinwheels!! Maybe I should try them next!!

  118. I love the Dot Flower Pinked Fabric Strips for Ruffles or Ribbon… it’s so bright and cheerful!

  119. I follow jodi’s blog! I really like the Funky Pinwheels. Would love to do a quilt or table runner with them one day.


  120. I’m a follower of Jodi and I love the funky pinwheel set! I would love to win this.

  121. i have followed jodi for awhile now and i love all she does,from her shop well it is a bit hard to choose auntie dots apron the bag packs too much goodies and dont forget the packs for ruffles :))

  122. Jodi’s blog is awesome! I really like the ruffled pillows!

  123. I love everything in Jody’s blog! Very inspiring and fresh ideas.
    The charm packs are so handy and the ruffled pillows are so modern.

  124. I follow Jodi’s blog. My favorite things are her kitted fabric combo aprons.

  125. Already a follower! She does a wonderful job putting together her charm packs – she’s getting them together as we speak :)

  126. I really like her precut strips! I ALWAYS need some!

    Thanks for this giveaway!

  127. What a lovely things! My favourite are apron kits. Those fabrics are really cute. Who don’t love dots?
    Thank you so much for this chance to win 😀


  128. I love the apron kits, the fabrics she puts together are just fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win!

  129. I love the apron kit in grey and hope she’ll start sending to Canada soon :)

  130. I like the apron kits- fabric combos are great!

  131. My favorite item from Jodi’s shop is the charm packs. Pleasant Home blog is always full of great photos too. Please enter me into the giveaway so I too can try her revamped pinwheel quilt with the funky templates! Thanks for the giveaway.

  132. I love the apron kits. Jodi puts together such lovely fabric combinations. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  133. I love it all but those ribbon strips are the cutest – what a great idea!

  134. I love the apron kits, but my absolute fave is the custom charm packs – always awesome combos!

  135. I love her charm packs, but then I saw the Dear Santa Mug Rug Pattern. That is so cute!

  136. I love all of her kits, sometimes picking matching fabric is the hardest part. She makes it so easy to just select one and go. Thanks for a chance to win.


  137. I love the fabric kits. They are such bright, happy colors together! Would have a hard time picking just one.

  138. I wanted to say charm packs, but then I saw the ONE… The dear santa mug rug is ADORABLE!!

  139. Zippered Pouch Abby’s Treasure Box Kit item 484 SALE
    yes, i truly like this little kit! it’s the funky paisley fabric that sooo attracts me.

  140. Sheryl F. says:

    I love the apron kits. Fan4may at aol dot com

  141. I am a long-time fan of her shop and tutorials. I think my favorite things are the charm packs, but there is so much there that turns my head.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  142. Jodi sent me~ love her blog! And her charm packs are great! I love all of your projects. :-) Thanks for the fun!

  143. I love the charm packs, i love Pleasant home, and i’m a follower!!
    Thanks for the chance!


  144. I love Jodi’s blog and etsy shop. Picking a favorite is hard, but I think I would go with one of her apron kits. They make me think of when I learned to sew with my Grandmother many years ago.

  145. Jodi’s blog is such an inspiration. Love her simplistic photography. right now I like her apron pattern best. :)

  146. I love the charm packs … apron kits are sweet too. Enjoyed Jodi’s blog for quite awhile now.

  147. I do like the Abby Tote. Liked the apron kits too, thought the fabric choices were great.

  148. I love to quilt, so would say that her charm packs are probably my favorite. I love her taste in fabric!

  149. Love the pin wheeels too have made four of them now, the funky pin wheel has just about wheeled me in , love her packs she make up to its all lovely. Been following her for a long time now. thanks

  150. I love Pleasant Home and her charm packs are always so cute! Great giveaway!

  151. Love Pleasant Home! Am so in love with the Dear Santa mug rug, such a fun idea!

  152. Such a cute shop!! I’m partial to aprons so I really love the apron kits!! Thanks!

  153. Yes, that ruffled pillow is to-die-for!
    Love her shop and Pleasant Home!

  154. Love the charm packs. The boring cutting out is taken care of and I can just have fun playing with the fabric. Thanks for the give away.

  155. I really like her apron kits with the Aunt Dot’s Apron pattern. I wear aprons alot and think these are so cute.

  156. Laurel says:

    I am a giant fan of Jodie and really love her charm packs along with her acrilyic(sp) templates!
    She’s a really talented sweetie!!
    Laurel Haeser/NJ

  157. I like the gingham pre-cut ruffles. The charm packs were all gone.

  158. I love the zippered pouch bags kit. I am a follower of Pleasant Home for sometime now and really love reading the blog and seeing all the cute things. Thanks for the giveaway.

  159. All of her things are soo cute, but i really love the apron kits. Thanks for the inspiration you quilt bloggers give. quiltexas@gmail.com

  160. The charm packs have me wanting to make ALL kinds of cool things! Thank you for the chance.


  161. I follow her site. I love her apron kits. The combos are just so darling!

  162. I like the kit she has made up for the Abby’s Treasure box. Thanks for the giveaway!

  163. i love her apron kits! love love

  164. I follow her site and my favorite thing is actually this funky pinwheel set. I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  165. I love her site and the kits she puts together. Saves me stressing over fabric combinations! Follow her blog & yours also. Thanks for the giveaway.

  166. It is hard to choose just one favorite thing but I love her charm packs! Yummy fabric!

  167. Her charm packs are perfect! :)

  168. I “heart” her charm packs, great fabric choices!
    Thanks for a chance to win!!

  169. I Love her fabric choice in her charm packs. I purchased one previously when she had the tutorial of the christmas tree. Thanks for the chance.

  170. I love the zippered pouch pattern. Great to put a gift card in for a stocking stuffer.

  171. i love all the cute pinked strip sets. I’m making strip skirts for my girls and these would be so cute. Thanks!


  172. I’m a regular follower of Jodi’s! There is so much inspiration there. I love how she combines fabric into kits. Especially the funky pinwheel kits – all sold out :(

  173. Anonymous says:

    I’ve been lurking on her site for a while now and love it. Glad she linked to your site, love yours too! Her fabric choices are great, but my fave is the funky pinwheel set! Lisa K

  174. I Just love Jodi’s apron kits, the fabric choices are gorgeous.

  175. I always love to see different charm packs that people put together. Plus, she has some wonderful apron kits too.

  176. Love the templates and the tote kits – fun fabrics. Great little shop. Thank you for this giveaway.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  177. She has a cute site. I just discovered her blog a few days ago also. I like the Zippered Pouch Abby’s Treasure Box Kit.

  178. I have been following for years. I love fabric combos she uses. I love her apron kits and I have been meaning to get her Funky Pinwheel templates so I could make up a few table runners as Christmas gifts.

  179. i love pleasant home! my fave is the abby tote fabric kit – iten #522 – so cute!

  180. i actually *LOVE* the Abby tote bag kits!!! although, i would KILL to have her “square it up” templates!

  181. Dawn W says:

    Plesant Home’s site always makes me hungry with all the yummy food in the header – plus all the crisp colors are just clean and cheery – makes me want to whip out … of course some pinwheels! Hope I win :)
    iliketoquilt at hotmail dot com

  182. Anonymous says:

    I love, love the charm packs! You both have cute blogs. I need a blog. Someday.


  183. I love Pleasant Home! In her etsy shop, I sure love the apron kits…so cute and creative!

  184. I love her blog and her Etsy shop. My favorite is the Santa mug rug, love the colors she used. Thanks for the opportunity to win something! Brenda

  185. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Abby Tote bag, cute as can be!

  186. I actually like the pinwheel templates and pattern!

  187. It seems I LOVE everything Jodi has/does. I’ve been reading her blog since back in the day…:) Love the charm packs. Thanks for the chance to win. Here’s hoping from Idaho! Glad I found your blog.

  188. Anonymous says:

    LOve jodi’s blog. order a lot of her things. and I actually make them. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

  189. I love her blog, and I like the squaring up template from her shop.

  190. I love the Abby Tote pattern — so cute!

  191. I like the Abby Tote Bag and the kits to make it!

  192. I love the Abby Bag! :)

  193. Anonymous says:

    I’ve followed Jody for quite awhile – her blog has such eye candy & inspiration. I really like the funky pinwheel set she has up for sale on her Etsy account. Please enter me for a chance to win your generous give-away. Thanks!
    Smiles, DianeM :)

  194. Love the charm packs!

  195. I really like her charm packs.

  196. Love her charm packs and her templates. It’s so nice to have someone else put together sets of fabric.

  197. Love her fresh farm style! My fave today was the kit for a boxy pouch and so I bought it! Of course I was hoping there was still a table runner kit available….

  198. Love her blog…she is on my favorites list! I adore that pink ruffled pillow…and what a genius idea…ruffled fabric….i know i’m new to this but are they seriously already gathered/ruffled in the package? Holy cow! I am in heaven! Thank you for this opportunity! Kerihag at Yahoo dot Com

  199. Susanwaite@aol.com says:

    Love love love Pleasant Home and her inspiring blog ! Your Charm Packs are always on the top of my to-do LIST !

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