Jacquelynne Steves

More Splendid Sampler Blocks & Giveaway!

Yesterday, the 5oth block for the Splendid Sampler was released- there are 100 blocks, so just in case you’re not a math wizard, that means we are officially halfway through! I’ve gotten a few more Splendid Sampler blocks done… I am by no means caught up! I have 8 blocks done out of about 50 which have been released so far. But even if I don’t do another one, I think I could put together a cute “mini sampler” quilt. If you’re not caught up either, don’t sweat it, just take your time and enjoy the process. I designed a bonus block, called Summer Flip Floppin’, for The Splendid Sampler, and my other block will be released in November, so stay tuned!

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Some fun stuff….

To celebrate this milestone, I’d like to invite you sign up for my newsletter, and receive a FREE tote bag pattern:

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PLUS, you can also sign up for my FREE Block of the Month:

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I’m also doing a celebratory giveaway! Keep reading….

I thought I’d show you some of my most recent blocks. This one is block #32, The Constant Needle, designed by Laurie Simpson. Machine applique made this very quick and easy to do. And the style is so “me.”

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Here is block #37, Dashing by Chocolate, designed by Laura Flynn. Anything involving chocolate is OK by me! I was wondering if those little Flying Geese units would be pesky, but really they were no trouble at all to assemble!

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And here is block #35, The Wishful Garden, designed by Kristyne Czepuryk.  The original pattern had embroidery, but I was in a hurry so I added rick rack instead. I have to say, I really thought this block was fun to make!Block35-JacquelynneSteves-SplendidSampler

Because I did rack rack instead of embroidery, I used a slightly different method for putting my block together. The original pattern called for templates for the white embroidered area. However, I just used my rotary cutter to cut white strips which were the same width as the template, and slightly longer. Then I machine sewed on my rick rack- just sew right down the center of the rick rack.

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I assembled the block as shown in the pattern- see how my white strips are a little longer than they need to be:

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And then I trimmed off the excess for a perfect block:

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The use of my rotary cutter and rick rack made this super fast to put together- I’d love to do a whole quilt with these adorable little blocks!

Here are my other completed blocks, you can read about them here, here and here:

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And now, a celebratory giveaway!

I am giving away a prize to TWO LUCKY WINNERS! The 2 winners will each receive a PDF pattern bundle! It includes 3 adorable patterns:

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To enter, please comment on this post and tell me:

  • *What is your favorite “treat” or snack while you are sewing or crafting?
  • *Comment by 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (that’s New York City time) on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
  • *Giveaway open to US and international readers. Your email must be included in your profile or comment. If I choose your name and cannot contact you immediately, I will draw another winner.
  • *Winner chosen at random.

Good Luck!

And don’t forget to visit the other designer blogs on today’s hop:

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683 Comments


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    Cindy Knuteson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat is a really good IPA in a frosty bottle with a coozie so my cold bottle does not drip on anything.
    Cknuteson@cox.net

    • Carolynne Mason
      Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      I’m too messy to have food anywhere near my sewing!!so I try to take breaks which usually get postponed and postponed until quitting time…

    • Diane P
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      Love Hershey Kisses and Ice Cold Unsweet Tea. Have to watch the calories ya know.

    • Diane
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      My all time favorite is total piece and quiet, just the sweet sound of the machine needle going up and down, and maybe in between if its nice enough to have the doors open, the sound of a bird singing outside, in the trees.

    • Carol
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

      Iced tea and a piece of dark chocolate keep me motivated.

    • Andrea Goodison
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

      I like to snack on a hard candy and I drink a lot of water when sewing

    • Lorraine
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:47 am | Permalink

      I take a break with a cup of coffee and a few cookies. Listening to music while I sew is also a nice treat for me.

    • Sheri
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:07 am | Permalink

      My favorite snack is m&ms with peanuts. I have to hide them from myself which makes me get up and walk around.

    • Pam Shallenberger
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink

      I don’t like to eat & sew at the same time so I don’t get anything on my projects. So I take a break but I always have something to drink but always on something so I don’t drip!!!!

    • Jan Schindler
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

      I usually have a cold drink when I am at the machine. I love chocolate and keep small treats that can pop in your mouth and not get chocolate on the fingers. I listen to my country music and life is great!

  • Kathy E.
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    I think of my sewing time as my treat! The only thing I need is some icy cold water with lemons at my side. If I have something to snack on, it slows me down or might get goo-marks on my fabric. Add a great podcast coming through my speakers and I am in heaven!

  • Joan Brown
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat snacks while I sew, but I do drink water.
    Thanks!

  • Liz Horgan
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I usually bring up a cold beer(that ends up getting warm) and my ipod to listen to a book.
    I love your rickrack idea, and I agree those blocks would make a nice quilt!
    Have a good weekend!

  • Darlene
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    I do not eat or drink at my sewing machine, but, I do take breaks for a cup of tea with a homemade biscuit with homemade multi berry jam.

  • Susan Spiers
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Your blocks are beautiful-especially like Art of Home with the ric-rac! Chocolate sundae with whipped cream & nuts! Break time!

  • Ginny
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I have to agree with most of the comments before–a glass of ice cold water is all I need. Anything else and I get distracted!

  • Deb Fox
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Usually just coffee to keep me going!

  • Jill Shelton
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    cold green tea is my go to treat while I sew!

  • Lori Baker
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I usually don’t eat any snacks when sewing. I always have coffee or ice tea to drink.

  • Maureen Haynes
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    My favourite treat while sewing is a Diet Coke along with some of my favourite CDs playing.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

  • Robin Hussey
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Ice water and lots of it. I love the colors you have chosen for your blocks.

  • Jeannine Wight
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Coffee with cream! I have some ceramic quilt coasters to set my cup on. ? Your flip flops block was so much fun – thank you!

  • Michele Cais
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Wi try not to eat or snack while sewing because I have had accidents. I do drink lots of water. I find cookies are the best if I really need something to help with inspiration.

  • Claire
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    no snacks while quilting, just a muffin and hot tea when I need a break

  • Melissia Barron
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Red vines and peanut butter M&Ms. I love sweets.

  • Lori Smanski
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I love your rick rack block. thanks for sharing how you did this. I will have to try. I usually dont snack when sewing. But if I do it is raw nuts.

  • Cathy M. Arney
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    I am trying not to munch around the clock ( and I am pretty much in my quilting Lair every free second! LOL), but love to have a cup of tea at hand. Only problem is that my tea gets cold before the seam is stitched. Solution… I finally found a little electric tea cup warmer! Hurray! I am ready to sip and sew at leisure!!!

  • Sharon Hughson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Hersey Dark Chocolate kisses for sure are my fav. Dark choc. is good for you, ya know?

  • Penny
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    An iced coffee and sometimes jelly beans, have to stay awake and the sugar levels up :)

  • Denise Parish
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    I love a can of coke which is my form of caffine plus fruchocs to snack on. Love all your dedigns.

  • Beth Kyzer
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Love snacking on grapes while quilting. No fuss no mess!! Love all of your patterns and Splendid blocks!

  • Mary Reed
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    My go to snack while sewing is dry roasted peanuts. I’m not into eating to many sweet things and just a handful of peanuts do the trick for me. Ice tea or hot tea depending on the season and or a Pepsi are my drink of choice.

  • Karen
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Anything chewy…usually yogurt gummies…

  • Joyce Carter
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Your blocks are looking good Jacquelynne. I don’t eat or drink anything in my sewing room. I usually take a break and go to the kitchen.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win your beautiful patterns.

  • Sue Hook
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    When I sew I listen to the news or a good podcast. – no food – but a nice glass of ice tea or water.

  • Ida Henscheid
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    When I sew I love to eat Cinnamon Bears. They aren’t messy and low in calories. I always have my water and of course I have some football on the tv – my husband teases me all the time because I’ve seen Superbowl 49 about a million times!

  • Bev Perry
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack while I am sewing is a hot cup of coffee with plenty of cream and maybe a sugar cookie.

  • Arlene Froelich
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat while I am sewing but I have a large diet coke or iced mocha to sip on as I sew. It usually gets warm sitting there on the table for so long. I love all the blocks they are so much fun and I am learning so much.

  • Jo Hamilton
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Just coffee or a glass of iced tea. I don’t seem to be tempted to eat while I sew.

  • Debbie N
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat while sewing or crafting.

  • Chris Green
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    One needs to be selective when snacking while sewing. Jelly beans are great sewing snack!

  • Patty Galbraith
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    I snack on just about anything I can find! Chips and chocolate seem to be favorites. I know, not good for me. I love your blocks. The colors are so pleasant.

  • Sandra Timmons
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    My bad habit for a treat is pepsi and chips with dip. Gotta love it. All those fabulous designers showcasing their creative Splendid Sampler blocks – for us to print and enjoy. Gotta tell ya – going to become quite the Collector’s Quilt. Thank you for all that you have done for us also. Would be honored to become a winner of your gift.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  • Vivian Todd
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    No snacking – just lots of iced tea!

  • Cindy G
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    When I take a break it is usually for chocolate.

  • Anita Jackson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    My favorite treats are those that aren’t messy when I’m sewing….Like jelly beans~ I love jelly beans!

  • Diane Abrahamson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    I just drink alot of Raspberry Lemonade –ice cold. I love Splendid Sampler,and all of you wonderful artists that are teaching us new things all time. Thank you. I am loving the soothing colors in Maggie’s First Dance. I just chill out when I work on it.

  • Kathy A
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I enjoy snacking on peanuts when I sew. Even better if they are covered in chocolate with a candy coating.

  • Mary Jane Ellinger
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    I love your blocks! I don’t eat or drink while I am at the sewing machine but I have a glass of iced tea while I am embroidering

  • Susan B.
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    I think chocolate is the best snack, but I try to not keep a lot in the house (because I really shouldn’t indulge that much!). I love your flip flop block. I have one fused, just need to actually stitch it down.

  • Sherryl Wynne
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    I usually have a lovely cup of coffee – with plenty of cream – sitting next to me. Carefully! So far I haven’t spilled on any projects, and it usually is cold before I finish it because I get so caught up in what I’m doing! sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  • Nyla-Jean
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    You have really cute patterns! I like M&M’s but only have them occasionally. I usually buy a bag to share at our crafting retreat every Fall.

  • Karen Ely
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    M’M’s or KitKats, though I get chocolate on me. Coke Zero, popcorn.

  • dianna
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Love having a cup of tea and a slice of cake. My ultimate favorite when working on Splendid projects.

  • Paula S. Pike
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Jacquelynne since most of my sewing is done during the evenings, I enjoy a nice glass of wine or a simple chocolate while playing in my studio. I’m actually working on block 3 of Maggie’s First Dance later today.

  • Nancy Daly
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Jacquelynn! My favorite snack while quilting is a little cheese with almonds (probably white extra sharp cheddar :)). And along with that, a little Perrier – my go to drink treat! Colder weather, though, inspires me to drink Earl Grey or Constant Comment tea while sewing. Yay! Nancy

  • Janice
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Chocolate and almonds!

  • K d J
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Like some of the others, I just have ice water nearby while I sew. Don’t want to get sticky fingers on my project! Thanks.

  • Diane Oakes
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    String cheese, no mess. Thanks.

  • Diane Snyder
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Good and plenty candies. On quilt weekends we go through a 5 pound bag.

  • Nancy
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is a handful of almonds. If I am feeling decadent, and I can find them, then chocolate covered almonds.

  • Vicky Huey
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is popcorn. I am surprised I’m not a popcorn ball…lol.
    Thanks for all you do Jacquelynne.

  • Ruby Riesland
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    trying not to snack, but I try to take walk breaks every hour or so.

  • Zandra
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    My treat is ice tea…

  • Shirley Hayes
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    It has to be chocolate, usually M & M’s.

  • Evelyn Wonner
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I do not snack while sewing but I do drink Perfect Water, mango orange flavor from Amway.

  • Laura Rooke
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    When I’m hand stitching, I like having a diet coke and sometimes some candy. If I’m sewing on my machine I don’t really snack. But that could change in the future.

  • Jackie Brown
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat while I work with my fabrics, but I do drink coffee, water, cokes. Depends on the time of day. However, I am also prone to stop quilting and eat a chip, cookies, cake or pie. I like salty and/or sweet everything.

  • MoeWest
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat by my sewing machine but when I take a break for a snack I prefer something salty.

  • Julie
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I like either Maltesers or carrots & hummus…. depending on how the sewing / ripping is going…. LOL!
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

  • Peggy Caldwell
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack while sewing, but do get thirsty. So it’s iced tea for me during this heat.

  • Debbie M
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is chocolate!

  • Kari
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    I think a Coke is my favorite. Sweetness and thirst quenching with bubbles! I just have to be careful for spills!

  • Deb
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Iced green tea or water is usually on my sewing table. When I need to take a break, it’s chips & salsa, pretzels or popcorn!

  • Belinda
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    I eat jelly beans, m & ms and new favorite is yoohoo milk chocolate mini bites candy.

  • Barbara Mead
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is anything chocolate.

  • Sherry Walley
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    When I am quilting I need to have my cold Pepsi right by my sewing machine!

  • Diana Salmon
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I craft but I do reward myself between 4 and 5 PM for completing any step of a project with a half bar of Hershey’s Dark Chocolate!!

    • Anna Bucciarelli
      Posted September 15, 2016 at 7:12 am | Permalink

      And I reward myself by coming to this laptop to view more quilt patterns. I am obsessed with quilting these days, more than ever before. Perhaps because I turned 80 this year and need to go through my stash before it’s too late? I don’t know. I have always loved sewing of any kind but piecing quilts is and always was my favorite. Never, NEVER do I bring anything in the way of food or drink into my sewing room, so afraid to contaminate my fabric or work with spills, not to mention perhaps dirtying my hands thereby transferring even the slightest and unseen dirtiness to my fabric which may not be visible until it shows up later, when it’s too late to do a thing about it. I wont ever take the chance, will rise, got to my kitchen if I feel hungry for anything, wash my hands before returning to my work. Rule never to be broken!

  • Leslie
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I like the M&Ms hidden in the sewing machine compartment.

  • Katie Clark
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    My go to used to be chocolate but lately I am trying to limit it to pretzels. Less mess!

  • Nancy Angerer
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing has to be something that will not get my hands dirty and something that can be just put in my mouth and not have to be held. Chocolate fits:)

  • Kathy Biggs
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I may be the odd ball out here, but I don’t snack much while I’m quilting or crafting, but when I do it’s usually pretzels.

  • Kathy h
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I like a soda or water set on a cute mug rug so I don’t get anything on what I am sewing.

  • Paloma
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Comer mientras coso no suelo hacerlo, hago descansos para tomar algo, pero mi bocadillo favorito es el de jamón serrano ummmmmmm
    Desde Madrid- España, Paloma-keka

  • debbierhodes
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    I love my chocolate covered almonds.. already a follower of you… thanks

  • Bernice Bisset
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Tea and more tea (on the table next to my sewing table) – and the odd piece of chewing gum.

  • Sobana Sundar
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Anything sweet is my treat though I don’t indulge regularly!

  • Maryellen McAuliffe
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Cute blocks. I love chocolate, so I grab a few Dove Promises.

  • Cindy BERG
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is pistachios at home. I always mAkers Caramel Rice Krispy Treats for quilt retreats. I

  • Esther Grimes
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Peanut Butter M&Ms!

  • Casey C.
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I like listening to classical music while I quilt.

  • Toni Leggate
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I do not eat while sewing, only sip cold drink. Sewing is great for a diet!

  • Bette Mclennan
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Licorice allsorts or natural fruit gums are my bad snacking habits!

  • Sandy Duncan
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    A glass of wine. If my day off coffee. String cheese.

  • Sherry Jurykovsky
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    My ‘treat’ IS the sewing. I eat too much junk in front of the TV so I have a rule where I don’t eat around my computer or my sewing machine.

  • Janice Hill
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually have food in my sewing room, but, I have been known to occasionally take in a bowl of ice cream because that is my favorite food. lol

    btw.. Those quilt patterns are SO cute!!

  • Heather Lalonde
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I loved doing your flip flop bonus block. If I snack while sewing it’s usually a mixture of almonds and cashews with either water or a cup of tea.

  • Sue Moore
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is peppermint patties, and diet Dr. Pepper. I’m careful to wash my hands after my treat, so that I don’t get chocolate on my fabric. Sticky, Yuk!!!!

  • Sylvia Lyman
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing is the company of a good friend! But if i am hungry then a gret sharp cheese with a gritty whole grain cracker is my favorite snack along with a flavored water!! Thanks for the fun flip flop block, it made for gret creative opportunities. I think a quilt is in my future to leave at my cabin!

  • Vera
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Peanut M &Ms!

  • mary Benson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I snack onpopsiclesa and take a break from the sewing and come back to it

  • Joan Buchholz
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    I like to munch on pretzels! I have already joined “Maggie’s First Dance”. Love it!

  • Paulette
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a snack person, but, I do enjoy a glass of ice tea beside my sewing machine to sip on.

  • STH
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat would probably be black coffee and a cookie!

  • Cathie
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Just green tea, usually when I’m quilting I forget about food…yay!

  • Gina Sexauer
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Lollys

  • Jan Behm
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I drink ice water but keep it away from my machine & fabric. When I take a break, I go for a chocolately snack, of course! Is there any other snack food? Lol!!

  • Jan Behm
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    I drink ice water but keep it away from my machine & fabric. When I take a break, I go for a chocolate-y snack, of course! Is there any other snack food? Lol!!

  • Betsy
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    I usually sew in the evening after work so I don’t snack then. When I sew on the weekends it is usually coffee, hot or iced. I take breaks for eating.

  • Mindy Gooding
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Your blocks are awesome!! Your color choices are great and I LOVE the ric-rac idea.

    If I do eat when I am sewing, it’s usually popcorn but I drink a lot of iced mocha coffee from Starbucks.

  • Gunn
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    I love to eat candy when I sew, my favorit is sour lemon taste.

  • Beth
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Coffee and chocolate!

  • Jeannette sroka
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I forget to eat when I sew. Sometimes I forget to drink as well. Lol

  • Patricia
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    I make myself stop and have an apple so I won’t head for the cookies!

  • Pati Cook
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Since I sew to not snack that should answer the question. However when I am doing hand work in front of the TV in the evening I like to have a drink at
    BTW I am loving Maggie’s first dance and the center blocks are part of the handwork I do in the evening.

  • Gwen Wehner
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t munch while sewing – but hydration is key! Water or tea for sure. Love your rick-rack idea!

  • Nan Downey
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is getting up early in the morning with my coffee and my sewing machine.

    • Anna Bucciarelli
      Posted September 15, 2016 at 7:16 am | Permalink

      Me too Nan. But I don’t bring my coffee anywhere near my sewing machine, I enjoy it first thing then hit the sewing machine for a couple of hours before eating a light breakfast around 8am. I generally rise between 3:30 and 4am and I find these my finest hours for sewing without interruption.

  • Sandy
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I’m sewing, for fear I’ll soil my fabric or project. I may sip some tea, water, or coffee. Thanks for the flip flop pattern, so much fun!!

  • Annie Perry
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    I start with a big glass of iced herbal tea, about an hour into my sew fest I scoot downstairs, and hit the pantry, sometimes finding,nuts, chocolate bars, fruit or if I’m desperate and the pantry pretty bare I’ll grab dates or chocolate chips! Happy sewing to you, love your style!

  • Donna W
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Dark Chocolate – love those tiny bars – they are such a great pick me upper.

  • laura
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Coffee and water and late late sewing

  • Judy Chastain
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m OCD about clean hands, so I don’t snack and sew. If I take coffee into the sewing room, I put it FAR away from fabric and machine then forget to drink it! Love those flip flops.

  • Devetta Senters
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I like to have a cup of cinnamon tea while sewing.

  • Liz Dyer
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing is Dove dark Chocolate with Almonds. Yum!

  • Sharon
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Definitely my favorite snack is M&M’s original. Love them — just have to make sure I don’t eat too many!! calories stink! Although I have to confess that I don’t generally eat while I am sewing — either by hand or machine — I tend to be too messy!!!

  • Melody Lutz
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Yin Hao Jasmine Tea…..and half a plate of fudge brownies( ok…maybe just 2 pieces…but I want the whole plate).

  • Heather
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I very seldom snack as I sew, but I do have a coffee, which I usually end up drinking cold. If I snack, it’s dark chocolate covered cranberries.

  • Linda Williamson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    I always have skittles stashed somewhere. All kinds and colors. Thanks for the giveaway, love the patterns.

  • Arlene Froelich
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I mocha coffee, it usually gets hot by the time I finish sewing for the day, I don’t eat food near my fabric or sewing machine.

  • Irene Cole
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    When I am sewing I forget to stop to eat and am usually famished when I do emerge.

  • Pam
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Favorite treat….anything sweet. can be cookies, scones, small bit of chocolate.

  • Heather
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Oddly enough I rarely have snacks while I am sewing, perhaps just a bottle of water. But in the evening when I am hand stitching I love some Dove dark chocolate.

  • Sue Ridgway
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    No snacking while quilting. Love your blocks. I already subscribed to your newsletter and am also enrolled in Maggie First Dance.

  • Kelly Linfert
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Frozen mini Snicker bars! And a Tide stick just in case there’s some run away chocolate. ;-)

  • Margaret
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Iced cold brew coffee with almond milk. Yum!

  • Oksana
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    When I sew in the morning I love having either a strong cup of coffee with lots of 1/2 & 1/2, or my absolute favorite tea- Lapsang Souchong. But of course, I do sew late into the night, with my faithful companions, Anne (Dalmatian) & Oola (German Shepherd)-so ice cream is the only treat for me. Plain old trusty high quality full fat Vanilla….and of course the girls lick the bowl and spoon clean. Where would we be without or sewing companions?

  • Karen Poling
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while sewing. Don’t want to get the project dirty! But, I do always have either water or coffee with me as I sew.

  • Brenda
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    When I’m sewing I’m too preoccupied to be snacking, but I do need to keep my diet Coke nearby.

  • Sharee Sayers
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    A cranberry, cashew and almond mix.

  • donna
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    snack break is usually pretzel m&m’s. always have music or movie playing and water or green tea. Love the rick rac, would not have thought of that for that block. that was one is skipped until later, but this I’ll go back and copy what you have done.

  • Tammy wiseman
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m a diet soda drinker while I sewing

  • kathy pfaltzgraff
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Hi, I usually don’t snack when at my machine, but a can of pop and a few Hershey kisses when I stop to read blogs, Keep up the cute patterns I am repzjr at plains dot net Kathy in Colorado

  • becky
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate anything.

  • Karen Rochette
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I sew, but my coffee is normally close by! I have sadly only gotten 6 blocks done so far, but i will catch up. Life got in the way. :-) I like the rick rack idea and it came out so cute!

  • Shelly
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Coffee, Joe, Cafe!

  • Holly Nielson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    My treat during quilting would be Peach flavored carbonated water! I love your giveaway!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win and your blocks look great! :)

  • Patti Straub
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a large container of Jelly Bellys in my sewing room…sometimes I have chocolate from my favorite chocolate shop. Plus I can watch my favorite shows or movies while sewing.

  • Karyn Low
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I dont tend to eat while making my blocks but i do love a nice cup of coffee in the biggest mug that I have in my cupboards…even if it does go cold by the time that I realise I forgotton that I made it :)

  • Carol Anderson
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    Honestly I get so engrossed in what I’m doing/making I forget to eat or drink anything! Sounds weird, I know. However my Studio is in the basement (Studio sounds so much better…lol) and in the winter I don’t even realize how chilled
    I’ve gotten til I go upstairs and start shivering. Suppose beverages would be
    my favorite…gotta keep those finger clean!

  • Carole M. Howard
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    My treat, if I need a boost of energy is natural almonds

  • Nancy Edwards
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I always have a mug of ice water and sometimes an iced Dr. Pepper. I keep them on a side shelf near my sewing machine, on a coaster I made. I also love candy – Jelly Belly raspberries and blueberries which are very hard to find in my area. So sometimes I resort to lemon drops or cherry drops.

  • elizabeth porter
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing is popcorn and sometimes a little chocolate.

  • kay
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    I always have water and chocolates within reach!

  • Patrice
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Orange jelly beans are my sewing snack! Thank you for your contribution to the splendid sampler! I also want to thank you for your give-away!

  • Lucie C
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Usually I eat jujubes and glass of ice water, that way there is no mess

  • Beth ByersSmall
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Peanut m&m candies would be my go to munchie but I like my hands clean when working with fabric so no snacks for me. I tend to become so focused in my projects that I don’t usually recognize when it is time to take a break so not many snacks get consumed during quilting time. :-)

  • Jackie
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I stop for lunch and make a cup of tea during the day which usually goes cold because I forget it is there. Sewing is far too distracting!

  • Charald Comeau
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    I really don’t snack while I’m sewing. If I was to snack it would be m&ms.

  • Laurel
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Dry roasted almonds

  • J Miranda
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snacks while quilting are grapes, peanut butter M&M’s, and pretzels.

  • Karen
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Geez…I have to honestly say that I never snack while I’m sewing! Maybe because I’m a two-fisted snacker and wouldnt be able to sew at the same time! Haha However, I’ve been known to have a glass of white wine to sip every once in awhile!!!

  • Skye B
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    Hello Jacquelynne, I have it instilled in me from my mum and nan ‘no food or drinks near the sewing machine’, so the naughtiest thing I do is have a cup of tea across the room ;)

  • Cecilia
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Hershey kisses!

  • Cathy B.
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:46 pm | Permalink

    I have a weakness for peanut butter M&M’s!

  • Cathy
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Pepsi across the room, can’t eat when sewing. Although when I stop i go for the chocolate, or cookies, or icec ream!

  • Dani F
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    Diet coke and twizzlers

  • Heidi
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate chips with peanut butter smear..

  • Carol Kuse
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    If I snack while I sew, it is usually chocolate. The kinds of chocolate change around.

    Thank you for the designs.

  • Crystal
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    favorite snack while quilting – trail mix!

  • Dawn Zillich
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat when I sew, a habit because I do a lot of embroidery by hand. But I do drink a lot of tea!

  • Susan
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    An espresso and a piece of chocolate

  • Cheryl
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    M & M’s plain! With iced tea or water.

  • Sandy Mack
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Lindt dark chocolate with orange, but only when I have finished sewing! YUM

  • Sharon
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Sparkling water is a “safe”snack.

  • Joan
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I like to nibble on trail mix. Many thanks for all your contributions to the Splendid Sampler!

  • Wanda Haley
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Lots of peach tea is my personal choice!

  • Marcie Higgins
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t done stretches of sewing long enough to need a snack, yet. If I did I would think I would want something like nuts – no real crumbs to speak of and not going to leave much on your hands, either! Just a thought.

  • Michelle McCoy
    Posted August 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack when I’m sewing, and if I do when I’m crafting, I’ve not made note of it.

  • Deb
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Hello! Thank you for the opportunity to win a lovely pattern. I already follow you and very much enjoy your work. My favorite snack when quilting – I find that I don’t snack nearly as much if my hands are busy so I don’t have a favorite snack, but I do like a cool beverage and usually have an ice cold water or diet coke nearby.

  • Sally
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    I have a stash of pistachio nuts in my sewing room and along with a water bottle it’s all good!

  • Anne
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    I am also receiving your Maggie’s First Dance patterns. I do not eat while I am sewing _ however I sometimes have a bottle of water to sip on. Thanks for the rick rack idea – love it.

  • Norina Coffelt
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack is chex mix & ice tea.

  • Rochelle Price
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Diet Coke and m&m’s for me!

  • Marilyn
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    A coffee to drink and chocolate to eat makes me happy while sewing – but I am also happy to be sewing without the snacks too, they just add to the experience.

  • Renee
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 3:19 am | Permalink

    Coffee and oatmeal cookies (when my husband makes them) yum

  • Judith Cooke
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    I favor hot tea in an insulated cup to keep it warm and like many, I do not like to consume or have food near my sewing area. Love the idea of the ricrac short cut.

  • Julie D
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    You can’t beat a lovely cup of tea and a biscuit when crafting ☕️?

  • Beth T.
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Sewing is about the only time I don’t have a favorite treat! With our cats constantly hopping up on the sewing table, ironing board, cutting table, etc, it just isn’t safe to have a glass of anything around, and I don’t want to get my hands dirty with any treats. I’ve often thought that handwork would be a great diet tool.

  • Penny Barden
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Cashews

  • LJ
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    My snack goes between almonds and chocolate or maybe even the two together!! :)

  • Dixie Logoyda
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    I just try to refrain from eating while i am stitching.

  • Vivian Adams
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Anything chocolate…jelly bellys…tea or Dr Pepper

  • Michelle M
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    My “treat”, and I don’t always get it, is a silent house while I’m sewing. Makes it much easier to concentrate when I’m working with the tiny pieces in a 6 inch block.

  • Nicole Rodgers
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    My constant companion while doing anything is my coffee, but my favourite snack, particularly when I need to think, is Skittles… I call them my brain food!

  • Amy Love
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat is TEA! I have to keep it far away from my sewing so i don’t stain anything – except if I CHOOSE to do my tea staining…. being clumsy means sometimes I tea stain unintentionally!

  • Joan M
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    My favourite treat would be a cup of green tea. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  • Connie
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Almonds and ice water are my snacks while sewing.

  • Jan Williams
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is a glass of water with fresh but lemons!

  • Shelly Roberts
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    It is well known at my house NO FOOD OR DRINKS are allowed in
    Gramma’s sewing room. IF I have anything while I’m sewing, it is coffee or iced sweet tea in a covered cup. And I rarely munch on anything while I sew. Thank you for the great getaway.

  • Suzy Roberts
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m too afraid to eat or drink near my fabrics, but my 3 year old treats me with lots of hugs and encouragement while I’m at my sewing machine. But that’s partly because he just can’t stay away when mommy is having mommy-time. Haha!

  • Darlee
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Since my sewing room is upstairs, I don’t take food up there. Probably all I have is water. My sewing time is time away from snacking.

  • Sally
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Peanut m & m’s – chocolate plus protein

  • Susan Brooks
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I take a walk to the kitchen and grab some nuts. I love Costco mixed nuts.

  • Lenore Schmidt
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    While working on the Splendid Sampler I’ve found a new favorite snack: red vines! Just two at a time (such will power!).

  • Katie Higgins
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treats or snacks while doing any craft are things that don’t get my hands dirty or distract me to much from the current project at hand, unless I am going to stop and eat. Things like chips, crackers, checks mix, gummy worms, or M&M’s. not sure why but these are the first things that come to mind for me.

  • Jeannie Vander Wal
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    My girlfriend and I can down a whole bag of wine gums when we get together and sew.

  • shannon miller
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    M&M’s (plain) and a Mexican coke!! Thanks so much for the giveaway and your time and effort you have contributed to splendid sampler

  • Ann-Marie Bentley
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I love a chia latte as I pick out the fabric for a new splendid sampler block

  • Roseanne
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snacks are licorice and hard tack candy. Root beer barrels! I also have a mug rug I made and have my glass of Pepsi (with a lid of course) sitting on it. Thanks for all you do for us, you are an amazing designer!

  • Donna Swiderski
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m afraid of getting “schmutz” on my fabric, so I don’t eat while I sew. But I DO treat myself to my favorite music..loud! And when I get up to iron, there may just be a little dancing involved!

  • Donna Joy
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    I snack on almonds, nice that they aren’t messy. Love your patterns, thanks for giveaway.

  • Michele
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat or snack when I’m quilting…which is probably a good thing!!

  • Judy
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    If I eat anything it is chocolate.

  • Deb Kienow
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack often when I am sewing, but, if I am stuck or need a break and it’s not a mealtime, then I will find chocolate and eat it. I have to hide it from my husband and sometimes I forget where I hid it! (bahahaha) But, I have one major rule that I abide by and that is I wash my hands after food so I don’t mess up my fabric. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway. I am following your BOM Maggie’s First Dance and I love it!

  • Cass Cusack
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is definitely chocOlathe, but I have to keep it in the fridge in Brisbane Australia as it melts and I get chocolate fingers everywhere.

  • Marian
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    I like drinking water when I’m sewing especially during the summer, but I do take a break every 70 minutes or so and that’s for tea, coffee and something to snack on, anything from chocolate or chocolate biscuits to cheese on crackers – depending on how successful my session is going :D

  • Tamara
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I’m sewing — it would slow me down! I have been spending a lot of time sewing in my basement this summer because it’s been hot so I enjoy having a grapefruit juice/club soda handy for some thirst-quenching breaks :)

  • Tamara
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I’m sewing — it would slow me down! I have been spending a lot of time sewing in my basement this summer because it’s been hot so I enjoy having a grapefruit juice/club soda handy for some thirst-quenching breaks :) Thanks for being a part of the Splendid journey!

  • Cindy Hope
    Posted August 6, 2016 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Dark chocolate and ice tea.

  • Jan Puckett
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 12:30 am | Permalink

    I keep Cherry Coke Zero close by when I’m quilting. Also keep flavored water in the downstairs fridge. If I get hungry, I “have” to take a break, since (living in a quad-level house) I have to travel up 2 sets of stairs.

  • Camille
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    Hersheys Nuggets with a cup of tea

  • Lee
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    I usually only have coffee when I am sewing or crafting! thanks!

  • Lori Morton
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Iced Tea in Summer..Hot Tea in Winter! :) Although..there is usually a Treat Jar filled with M&M’s nearby as well!! giggle….

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! ( & I Looove your Sampler Blocks!!!)

  • Nancy Hilderbrand
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I like to keep Jelly Belly beans because they are small and not messy.

  • Karen Seitz
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I don’t do it very often, but I like to munch on peanut M&Ms — tasty, quick energy, and no mess!

  • Jan N.
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    I sometimes snack on 2 or 3 Jelly Bellies depending on how stressed out I am with the current project.

  • Janine Baldwin
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Peanut M&M’s are the best!

  • Renee
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    One of good things about quilting and sewing for me is that I get so involved in the creativity that I don’t snack! But I do celebrate afterwards with wine and chocolate. :)

  • Sandi
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I like a diet mountain dew or water with chocolate as my snack. Thanks for a chance to win some of your patterns.

  • Lois .
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Usually have a diet pepsi or bottle of water at the machine.
    Love your BOMs.

  • JoAnn McNeill
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I munch on my daily dark chocolate bar and lots of times my husband brings me a cup of coffee :) love your work.

  • marg f
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    It is always a treat for me to be sewing at all but I do like a digestive biscuit with a cup of fruit tea when I remember to stop and make one. Love the blocks and the sewalong and progressing slowly.

  • Robin
    Posted August 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    I always have a cold iced tea beside me. When it’s gone it’s time to take a break. Thank you for creating and sharing your e-magazine!

  • Vicki H
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    I try not to snack while sewing, but I do indulge with chocolate once in awhile.

  • Sandy K
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    My favorite snacks are usually salty ones, so I don’t snack while sewing. I do enjoy a cold drink next to my machine.

  • Chris
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Plain popcorn or pretzels is my treat. No oil to cause problems. Love the pinwheel quilt.

  • Darlene Crosby
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    A cup of coffee with creamer is a sewing treat for me!

  • Jayme Lane
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    I try not to eat while sewing…but I like cinnamon disk candy to sweeten things up!

  • Janet Ward
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 3:01 am | Permalink

    I love your blog and sight. I have been at your sight actually longer than I have Pat’s! I tried to re-enter my address for the quilt along, but since I’m already in, it won’t accept me.
    No problem. I like to eat broken up butterfingers, and chewy caramels… With either Mtn.Dew or Blackberry Mio to drink… I have a special cabinet behind my chair in the sewing room where I can set food and drink and not worry.. It is away from all! Thank you for being a part of this wonderful Splendid Sampler, and for your block the flip flops… Looking forward to your other block soon!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

      Hi Janet- I tried replying to your email, but it got bounced back to me. You can email me at comments@jacquelynnesteves.com for help with your subscription. Thanks.

      • Janet Ward
        Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

        Please try again… With your email you said you sent… I called my email company today… It should be good now…

  • Janet Ward
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Forgot to click the free art of Home…

  • Karen Bain
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    I don’t like to have food near the fabric, but do take breaks. Usually, I’ll have some fruit to perk me up.

  • MANIA HATZIIOANNIDI
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    Just coffee for me!

  • Katherine White
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I really don’t eat while sewing but a large glass of water with ice and lemon keeps me going and maybe a piece of hard candy too…:)

  • Alice Thomson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Hershey’s kisses! You can pop them in your mouth and let them dissolve

  • June Lohoff
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    My treat is the time to enjoy sewing with the radio or my choice of background music and a little bit of sunshine makes it perfect!

  • Sarah Jardine
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    My favourite snack while sewing is a “nice cup of tea.” :-)

  • Janet Beyea
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    I love peanut M&M’s. I don’t dare buy them so I usually snack on popcorn.

  • Patricia Elston
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    If I stop for a snack it is usually a Greek yogurt cup.

  • Patricia Hersl
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    No more snacking. At least I try no more. Have taken to grapes. But summer watermelon is my favorite!

  • lisa lee
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing is chewing gum. I think I really “chomp” it when I get in a tight place or make a mistake. Hahahaha!

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Your quote was based on the Bible reading I did today. How ironic!

  • Barbara Jansz
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    My treats are two Westies on the couch and one cat in the chair!

  • Marjorie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Tea is the Only thing I have while sewing….but chips are my go to snack!!!

  • Dorothy Holt
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    My favorite has always been chocolate. In any shape or from!

  • Susan W.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Peanut m&ms are my go to treat while quilting. What else?? It’s the best!!

  • June
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I usually don’t eat when sewing, but have been known to nibble on popcorn sometimes….
    Thanks for the chance!

  • Pauline Woronko
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I make it a habit not to eat or snack while sewing. I don’t want to get anything on my material. I want to get as much sewing done as possible. I even skip meals if possible.

  • Katie Bock
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while I sew/quilt is iced tea.Thank you for the giveaway.Happy Quilting.

  • Patricia Jager
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    When I’m sewing, I love to drink Chai Tea with a tiny bit of sugar and milk. It satisfies my craving for sweets and I drink it in a thermal cup with a lid, just in case I knock it over.

  • Maureen Fry
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I usually just have water while I’m sewing, no accidents that way.

  • Barbara Heimowitz
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy a glass of water when I’m sewing, but sewing usually takes my interest in food away! Good for the diet!

  • Pam Kish
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    This is a funny because I have a few absolute requirements while sewing.
    1. Must sew barefoot
    2. Must have fresh coffee in the cup
    3. Must have a small bowl of mini pretzels
    Without these, I’m completely lost.
    LOL

  • Lucinda
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    I tend to drink tea or water when I am sewing. I am clutzie clutz so tend to stay away from eating while sewing, stitchery and heck even coloring in color books. I love reading and looking at your website. All your designs are very pretty and cheerful.

  • BJ Marley
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate covered mangos

  • Joanne Drozdowski
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    My treat is a big bottle of lemon water. I’ll drink about 64oz. a day.

  • Tonya Stewart
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while crafting is tostitos.

  • Cheryl Lea
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while crafting is something I don’t have often because I have to order it online and in bulk to reduce the shipping cost. It’s a delicious candy called Swiss Petite Fruit. It is only the most yummy candy EVER! You can get it at Oh Nuts! if you have a hankering to try it. Hmmm, I haven’t had it in awhile. Might be time to place an order now! ?

  • Vicki L
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Usually have a glass of ice tea or cup of coffee next to the sewing machine. Hesitate having food near by so not to get it on my fabrics!

  • Deb
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Coke Zero, my fave! And a little bowl of M&Ms. :)

  • Sarah Bookspan
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I like to have a small amount of mixed nuts. Take a few at a time. A quick break and then back to the sewing.

  • Anne R
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    When I am sewing I usually have a cup of hot tea or a glass of iced tea nearby depending on the time of year. I pop a favorite movie in the DVR to keep me company and I am good to go until the wee hours of the night! Snacks are the last thing on my mind. For some reason they don’t call to me when I am sewing.

  • mary
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    When I am sewing or crafting I love a bottle of very cold ice water. Nothing like having icy water near by. I love your tip on the rick rack. That is a very cute block and I agree…it would make a very nice quilt on it’s own.

  • Cheryl
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is candy corn and peanuts mixed. It taste just like a payday candy bar. So can’t wait for Halloween.

  • Janie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    I like chocolate covered raisins and a glass of iced peach tea.

  • Diane Barnes
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Pretzel sticks and Diet Coke! All with a little music. ?

  • Monica Agapaloglou
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Love to have my ice tea or coffee handy depending on the season.

  • Mary Ann
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Ice cold Dr. Pepper with an occasional small square of chocolate.

  • Cheryl K
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is peanut M&Ms!

  • Jane
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate in most forms particularly dark chocolate morsels. Thanks for yhe chance.

    • Jane
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

      That should be the chance.

  • Marie Pomery
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I am new to quilting/sewing and I am so glad that I found your site! So many wonderful ideas. I tend to have a big bottle of ice water handy when I am sewing.

    • Robyn Carpenter
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

      Jaquelynne’s site is the first I found and I have enjoyed her site. It is so refreshing. She moves in a lot of understood directions! Enjoy your quilting!

  • Lynn
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    My favorites are Dove dark chocolate, Rolos and Peanut M&Ms are my favorites.

  • Robyn Carpenter
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Before I start anything I have my morning tea in my favorite mug, “She thought she could, So she did”. While quilting or sewing I do not eat or even drink. But about 4pm I take a break and have some fruit on my way out the door on my way to McDonald’s to grab a medium size Vanilla Shake. Back home, I grab some Cherry Tomatoes (4) and head back to sewing. At 7pm my eyeballs are tired and I call it a day. Thank you Jacquelynne for all you do, you are appreciated!

  • Faye Nettles
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    No snacks when I sew because I love gooey sweets or peanuts which are oily. All of this would get on ly fabric.

  • Geri Alper
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I love a big insulated mug of iced tea and peanut M & M’s!!!!!!

  • Kathy Furci-Brown
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    I usually have M&M Peanuts when I take a break and go by the candy jar. Otherwise, I would be afraid to spill anything on my machine or fabric.

  • Nancy Westerman
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is freeze-dried grapes but they get sticky so I switch to liquid…Iced coffee.

  • Shanna
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    I don’t put anything near me when I am sewing and quilting, but other crafts I only have coffee anything else food wise I totally forget about anyway so there isn’t much point to having it. lol

  • Brenda Kehoe
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    My mess free, go-to snack when I am sewing or crafting is raw almonds. Not only are they good for crafting hands but the are a good anti-cancer fighting snack.

  • Cindy from oak park
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    I try not to eat while sewing but water or unsweet tea is usually at hand

  • Patti D
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    I really don’t eat much while I’m working on a quilt, but I make sure I have either a hot cup of coffee or a big bottle of water with me. I am currently breastfeeding my son, so more often than not, it’s water.

  • Marie McDermott
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    Like to have coffee and water close by when I am sewing. while I do not eat while I am sewing I like to break and have some crackers with peanut butter

  • Pat Kinon
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I snack on pretzels while crafting!

  • Pam Fator
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat when I craft…..that’s what I like about crafting, it keeps me from eating!! :))).

  • Elaine in North Tx.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is popcorn but it is too messy to have in the sewing room. I usually keep a big glass of water nearby.

  • Rose Cameron
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    My go to snack is trail mix!

  • Cindy Brown
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat? A glass of water! I’m trying to loose weight, so I’m sticking to water, and every once in a while my loving husband will sneak me a Mimi Milky Way bar. I try not to eat too much candy, that’s why I like the mini versions!

  • Allison CB
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    I have a secret stash of wine gums to chew on while stitching!

  • Jackie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    No snacks but ice water and music is a must.
    Thank you for sharing your God given talents.

  • Kathy Nester
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Lots of chocolate!

  • Frances Cavallo
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I love to eat Butter Toffee Sunflower Seeds…while I am creating something…or just relaxing! Your blocks are beautiful! I would be honored and Blessed to win!!! Thanks so much….God Bless and Good Luck to Everyone!!!
    cavallofrances@yahoo.com

  • Tina
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack but I will break for lunch. Then I feel better and am ready to keep sewing! Love your patterns.

  • Shelia Bell
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    My treat while sewing is drinking a bottle water with a singles-to-go drink mix packet over ice and lemons!

  • Sherri Kennedy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I usually don’t eat or snack while I sew…..the main reason…..I’m a klutz and am usually working on client’s stuff so can’t afford to get any thing on their work. I do have the radio on and listen to KPR (NPR) just for the music. Otherwise I’d be stopping and trying to sing along…not a good thing.

  • Barbara Casper
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Iced tropical fruit tea…the best! (I am too much of a slob to eat while sewing)!

  • Dodi Fouts
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Twizzlers red or black sometimes coffee, but usually water as I’ve already had too much coffee by the time I get to the sewing room!

  • mindi
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Your blocks are fabulous! And you have finished more than I have. Your giveaway is very generous! Thank you for the chance to win… all your patterns are so pretty!
    I never take snacks into my sewing space. I am reliably unreliable. I rarely waste a chance to spill something. But…I love me a coffee break!
    :}
    BTW…LOVE LOVE LOVE Maggie’s First Dance!

  • Vicki K
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    When I craft I like to chew sugar-free gum. It refreshes me and keeps me from snacking. I do got after water or sparkling water if I get thirsty. Sometimes coffee too.

  • Barbara
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I have either a cup of coffee or ice tea sitting in my sewing room. The coffee gets cold and the ice in my tea melts so
    I take breaks to get a fresh drink and maybe a cookie or two.

  • Sheila
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    In the winter, I make start with a cup of coffee. In the spring and summer, usually iced tea, or iced coffee.
    I don’t snack – have my hands busy sewing- but at break- cookies or chocolate!!

  • Sandi Kelly
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I like to have a bottle of water, with the lid, to avoid spills around my work area. Also some skittles periodically, as I find them refreshing. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Diane Kot
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    For the last few week I have had a bowl of grape tomatoes fresh from garden to pop in my mouth while sewing

  • Kima Brisbin
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I love peanut m& m’s as a treat when I see! I get my chocolate but not so messy and I can still see without getting anything in my fabric

  • Kathryn Errante
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I usually just have a glass of water or ice tea handy while I’m sewing. But I will stop for a snack of yogurt or a sandwich for lunch. I can’t snack while I sew, or else I forget to be careful about smudges.

  • Lanetta
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Blackberry wine and chocolate!!!

  • Rosalie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    chocolate or cookies or both, whatever is easier to access!

  • Nancy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    Usually, I have hot coffee nearby, but if I need a break, I get up and grab a snack away from my sewing machine—maybe chocolate or fresh fruit.

  • Karen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite “treat” or “snack” when I am sewing is CHOCOLATE!!!! I just need to be careful that I do not get any on my project.

  • Reta Stutz
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    I love hot or ice tea when I sew. I also love saltine crackers or cucumber slices.

  • Gloria Schryver
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Usually I have water ib the sewing room. Snacks for break s are nuts – either almond or cashew with some dark chicolate. i like a 70% – usually Moser Roth from Aldi.

  • Cathy Mullis
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    In my sewing area i don’t trust myself with snacks…Lol.. I want to make sure my hands stay clean for the project. I’m like most, a cold water or hot coffee especially if I’m working in the mornings.

  • Judy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Peppermint tea – refreshing and not messy

    • Judy
      Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

      I don’t want my email address published so I’m not adding it in my comments. Thanks

  • Peggy Wagner
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack while I sew, but when I do it’s chocolate! Coffee and water are a must!

  • Sheri
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Vanilla Tootsie Rolls.

  • JanZ
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    tea

  • Sandra Loree
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    I like a cuppa Irish Breakfast tea.

  • mary bowman
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    I stop and have a bag of popcorn with either m&m peanuts in the bag mixed or I throw goobers in the bag. So good.

  • Blanca Ema Fernández
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    no como cuando trabajo, pero luego si un té o café con algo dulce. Saludos desde Uruguay

  • Genevieve Caswell
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    I have to have my mug of whatever I made in the morning, usually ice tea & I make a combo of cashews & cranberries to nimble on. I’m diabetic, so I reallllly lose time when I’m sewing, so if I have my snacks next to my table so I remember to eat. :)
    Thanks for the contest!

  • Nancy Anderson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Love your rubber slippah block! Retired in Hawaii, so haven’t had on a pair of real shoes in 15 years! Usually have tea, iced or hot, depending on the season. However, now I have a whole bunch of new ideas for snacking–this was bad!

  • Vicki Fox
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    I always have a cup of hot tea at hand, year round.

  • Roxanne Hartwig
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacqueline. I usually don’t snack while I sew – afraid of staining my fabrics! But, when the hunger bug hits, I get out the popcorn and I always have a frosty glass of iced tea available. Thanks for the chance to win some of your wonderful patterns. I love your SS blocks, by the way! I’ve only got about 26 done!

  • Janice King
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I usually keep a bottle of cold water next to my machine and some old fashioned peppermint candies. Seems to make my sewing go along a little easier….lol!!!! Thanks for the tips on the blocks and the bonus flip flop block!

  • Connie G.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    COFFEE!! And maybe some cookies :)

  • D'Lynn McDonough
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    a cup of hot tea or glass of iced tea…no food, afraid I will make a mess on my latest project. :)

  • Jackie Heath
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Love, love chocolate or some sweet bread. Really do like your stories and patterns. Thanks so much.

  • Pat Lee
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is just a glass of ice water. Boring I know but so refreshing.

  • Ida Tendam
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while sewing. But I might take a coffee break and then go back to sewing

    Thank you so much for offering this give-a-way.

  • Karla Berg Walker
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy Arizona Green Tea (chilled) with my quilting and crafting.

  • Jill Hicks
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    I usually eat pretzels.

  • Donna Mann
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack during quilting is actually fresh brewed ice tea with a cookie.

  • Rose Landon
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I almost always have a cup of coffee or tea with me while I sew. Try not to eat but I may have a M&M or two!! They are Quilter’s vitamins after all!

  • Stacey Trichel
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is a package of peanut butter crackers & a glass of cold sprite!

  • Donna Dv
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Chocolate kisses of course.

  • Evelyn Haupert
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat while sewing, crafting, or on the computer. I usually just have a glass of ice water, and if I want to snack I go into the kitchen or dining room. I’m just too messy!

  • Debbie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Apple cinnamon tea sweetened with cinnamon candies!

  • Deb Cook
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    HI Jacquelynne, my favorite snack is fruity jelly beans…love the different colors & a bottle of water, while listening to music?. Take a break for a few minutes & read your stories in between working on quilt blocks. Thank you for the chance to enter this contest!?

  • Diane Hearne
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat or drink when sewing but take breaks for either a cold glass of water with lemon or if it is still early morning my coffee.
    I love all the suggestions you have on the various blocks.

  • Helen G.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    If i could have my fave it would be something chocolate!! however, I try not to indulge too often! Just a sweet tea and maybe a cookie mostly. I’m too messy with anything else! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Colleen Harveland
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    grapes!

  • Jerry Coats
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Hello to everyone! It’s hot in Texas now so I am sated with iced tea, no sugar, no lemon or lime, just good cold iced tea. Gets no better than that.

  • Linda Crosby
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Always have hot cup of tea close by.

  • Karen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I love to bring up a cup of coffee….but it usually gets cold by the time I remember that it’s there….I also will bring up iced water…but this usually gets warm….because once again I forget it’s there!!! When I am up in my studio time stands still and I am lost in what I am doing that I forget to eat!!

  • sandra dale
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    greetings from Brisbane Australis, i always have sugar free mixed fruit drops by my machines

    sandra.dale@rocketmail.com

  • Margie Burkel
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Cashews or red licorice are my go to when sewing!

  • Rosemary
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack while I am sewing/quilting, but what I do is bring some water into my sewing room and set the timer on my phone for 30 minutes. That way I drink water during the day. If I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t drink any fluids and that is not good. Sometimes I have feline helpers at which time, I take a break as it’s not easy to use the sewing machine with a cat walking between you and the machine. We have three cats, but the one who “helps” me is a black spunky female who doesn’t take NO for an answer. I’ve been bit a few times because I don’t give her attention when she wants it. I’ve also have had to change to flat head pins and a magnetic pin cushion after she started pulling out the round head ones with her teeth. I still love her, though.

  • Linda
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    My favourite treat is to stop for yogurt and a coffee. Always a motivator.

  • Mary F.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I like to take a break and have a fruit flavored yogurt, cool and refreshing especially in this hot Texas heat.

  • Ginny Over
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m afraid of sloping or spilling while I sew. I keep my snacks dry, such as almonds. Healthy too

  • Zari McEwan
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    I have a coffee if I remember to have anything, I am usually too caught up in what I am doing to stop for anything, play while I can and while it lasts!!!!

  • Sue
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Iced tea and peanut M & M’s

  • Patrice Wiesner
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for offering the giveaway & for your time and talent in the Splendid Sampler! My favorite snack is slushy Pepsi! My hands are busy so no time to eat! I try to stay focused on what I’m doing!!

  • Caren Miller
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Lots of snacks work as a pick – me- up when creating , but my favourite is cinnamon bears! Happy creating- -Caren

  • Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    I love to eat my gluten free chocolate chip waffles to get a energie boost here and there when sewing . Especially before sewing to match up seems together. I can cut the waffles in these perfect little mouth bite squares and I have my decorative toothpick where I can pick them up and plop into my mouth , yummy , without getting my hands dirty and boy those seems go on perfect after that !
    I would love, love, love to take my tooth pick and pick up your gorgeous Flutterby Pattern !

  • Jane
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    When sewing, I always have a sealed cup of water nearby and a chocolate (or 2) on my break. Usually just to involved sewing to notice the time or think about eating.

  • Janet Curtis
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    When sewing, I always have a sealed cup of water nearby and a chocolate (or 2) on my break. Usually just to involved sewing to notice the time or think about eating.

  • sandy haber
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    chocolate and something cold to drink.

  • Joanne Larson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I actually forgot to eat or drink…then all of a sudden it is past dinner time…so out comes tge popcorn popper! Bad habit!

  • Susan Smith
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I usually don’t eat or drink while sewing but if I did, it would be peanut M&Ms!!

  • Cathie Kirk
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I will bring coffee or a flavored water, but the coffee gets cold long before I remember to drink it, LOL. I get into a project and sometimes even forget it’s time for dinner

  • Susan
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Just a big, frosty, filled with ice glass of ice tea (unsweetened) and a shortbread cookie. No chocolate, oil, salt or sugar, and just a few crumbs that brush off.

  • Carol Hughes
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    My “treat” is listening to my favourite radio station or CD. When I am hungry, I know it is time or a break and a meal!

  • Elizabeth Bateman
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I love peanut M&M’s. If I can find the honey nut version even better! I like to bite them to break the coating and eat the chocolate, saving the peanut for last.

  • Ginger Marien
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    My big glass of iced tea is always sitting on my sewing table next to me. Some chocolate later when I break.

  • Roz Agulnik
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    Werther’s are my go-to when I’m sewing. Everything else is too messy. I may have water, Coke (real, not diet), or white wine around also.
    rozagulnik@gmail.com

  • Deb Pommier
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I like sweets so mm’s, nips or other asst. candy. Lots of water.

  • Karolyn iyer
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Ahhh snacks…I always have my coffee, and I have a jar of gummy bears, and
    I’ll have a couple here and there while my coffee gets cold…probably should have ice coffee huh!

  • Pat Hale
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    Dark chocolate with raspberries and green tea with fresh ginger and home made honey can keep me going for HOURS!!!

  • Violet Thetford
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    A nice cold tumbler of Crystal Light or water keeps me refreshed as the hours pass.

  • Donna Martel
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Depending on the time of day it could be a cup of coffee(early morning) a cup of tea (during the day) or a glass of wine (in the evening).

  • Pamela Jones
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing is pretzels with m&ms and ice water.

  • Annette Haynes
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while quilting is chocolate covered macadamia nuts from Costco. And a huge glass of icy water.

  • Cindy S.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    I need my black coffee when I sew.

  • Melissa Terhune
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    I must confess my favorite snack is Haribo gummy bears and unsweetened iced tea. I keep my tea a safe distance away from my fabrics, but, my gummy bears are right beside me!???

  • karen thierry
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    my absolute favorite treat is plenty of time to keep up with my projects!

  • Debbie Lardner
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat when I sew but I have ice water near by. I also listed to the TV.

  • Rosalee
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    I like fruit and nut bites to nibble on, thanks!

  • Penni
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack because I’m too worried that I will mess up whatever I’m working on!

  • Linda Weed
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    When I quilt I TRY not to eat anything because I don’t want to stop to wash my hands….. that said, Brownies with Chocolate frosting in a glass of milk always cries out to me:)

  • Jan Williamson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I actually forget to eat when I’m sewing – a wonderful thing in itself – but I always have water nearby.

  • Michelle Southerland
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while sewing, but I do keep a great big glass of iced tea in my sewing room.

  • Cindy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    If I am indulging, it would be red licorice. Anything else gets too messy from past experience. The Merry Go Round pattern has caught my eye – I am putting it on my Quilt Wish list. Thanks for all the info you share.

  • Penny
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while I sew. I do have water nearby but far enough away that I do have to get up. I sew in my dining room where I have three years windows that provide good light bad a great view.
    raindancer15@hotmail.com

  • Beverly
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is anything chocolate!! My very favorite is chocolate wine – but I must go slowly with this one – otherwise, the seams have a tendency to go any which way!!!

  • Susan
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I love to have an ice cold Coke Zero handy. I cannot do anything without using my tongue. One of my friends makes fun of me. So my mouth gets dry very easily and I have to hydrate. I have fibromyalgia and the migraines that many of us have. So, I have to stay away from caffeine for the pain of each – hence no caffeine for the pain of both the migraines and the fibromyalgia. I keep a towel handy to wipe the moisture from my hands so I do stretch my fabric. BTW – I love the rickrack on the block. What a great idea for a fast perk-me-up for a block.

  • Sharon Hemker
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    I try not to snack, BUT if I do cheat I like M&M’s cause they melt in your mouth, not in your hands…lol. I drink ice water with flavor, and stop for coffee breaks when doing the quilting.

  • Susie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    Water, apples & almonds

  • Glenda Britten
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack while sewing, I only have a water bottle nearby.
    all of your splendid blocks are cute!

  • Kaye Walker
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    I always have a large glass of ice tea and occasionally will snack on some kind of cookie. Love your style and all you do. kayew54@gmail.com

  • Linda Van Der Werf
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    My favorite quilting snack is candied jalapenos with cream cheese on crackers!

  • Rita Potts
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Usually a break with a cup of coffee and mini donuts.

  • Jackie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    I sew for relaxation and as an avoidance activity to keep me away from food!!

  • David Burney
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have any kind of food around the machine. I just drink water.

  • Amy Cofer
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Peanut M&Ms, dark chocolate of course!

  • Joyce
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have food near my sewing. I’m too likely to spill it but I will have iced or hot tea and some ginger snaps on standby. Gives me little mini breaks to get up for a sip and a bite.

  • Mary Lou P.
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Unsweetened tea and crackers with Swiss cheese are the treats I bring to the desk area of my sewing space. Only to be enjoyed when using my computer to visit blog pages and downloading sampler blocks. Love the Ric Rack block treatment and plan to use this approach when I get to this block.

  • kathy stewart
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat when I’m sewing, but I do take a short break and drink a cup of coffee.

  • Pauline Cabana
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I guess I would be called not exciting by some….I like to drink my favorite cup of tea which is ginger peach. Just love the taste.

  • Trish O'Keeffe
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Oh Jacquelynne, I so love your site, and have started Maggie’s First Dance.

    Everything is so Pretty, that is the word I would use. Keep coming with you wonderful ideas to keep your fans busy. I have marked you site as a constant favorite and on FB too.

    My favorite treat, is either Ice Tea or Hot Tea in the colder months. I love put on some classical music and this girl is all set. It is a magical time for me. My wish list is growing, thank you!

    A very dear friend and I unfortunately don’t live near each other but keep in touch through email of our quilting and sewing adventures and projects. She is delighted with your website also.

    Keep up your creative energy, your fans are delighted and grateful.

    Thank you for all you create and do for us.

    Trish

  • Diane Downes
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Jacquelynne!

    I don’t usually snack when I’m sewing which is one of the good things! I do however usually have a bottle of water or glass of iced tea nearby. I’m so enjoying this journey with the splendid sampler and I love the Maggie’s first dance! I’m planning on doing this but haven’t gotten to it yet!
    Diane Downes downesdiane@gmail.com

  • Nancy Runnels
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I like to snack on red grapes or popcorn.

  • Tamara B
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with those before me that don’t snack while I sew. I would if I had an extra hand, I’m sure. Also I am really enjoying Maggie’s First Dance. Thanks!

  • Jean
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing is M and Ms because they’ next in your mouth not on your naterial. ‘

  • Rani Self
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    I think it would be a disaster if I snacked while sewing! I usually have some hot or iced tea, unsweetened, nearby. I do, however, enjoy finding a mindless Netflix show to watch while I sew…

  • Jean
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing is
    M and Ms because they melt in your mouth not on your material.

  • Nanette Edmonds
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Iced tea and/or iced cold Sunkist Orange…I don’t eat while I’m sewing, and I keep my drinks on a table away from my sewing machine and fabric. I love how you did the block with the rick-rack…I’m curious, when you sew down the middle of it, does it curl when you wash it? I don’t have much experience with rick-rack and how to apply it.

  • Dino Candelaria
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Since I am on Atkins, I munch on a bar-usually with chocolate and my always present diet coke or flavored sparkling water,
    my vices are diet coke, chocolate and quilting way past my bedtime

  • Birdie Cade
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    Reese’s peanut butter cups; yum!!

  • Kathi Wedge
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:47 pm | Permalink

    My favorite drink/treat is Chai Tea – hot or cold – depending on the season.

  • Wilma
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I like to have a piece of dark chocolate and fruit.

  • Carla
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    I sew so I do not snack. I always have my water close though.

  • Sheryl Crowley
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    I love having a banana or grapes for a snack along with my water with lemon.
    I don’t eat or drink by my machine but I have the snacks and water in my sewing room.

  • Claudia
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    Dark chocolate for me..usually water or hot tea

  • Sandy Ross
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually eat while sewing but like ice water or a really cold Coke Zero to sip on.

  • Melinda Meehan
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    I like to mix small portions of almonds, raisins, and sharp cheddar cheese to snack on while I sew

  • Patty Bretheim
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    I love a good old homemade party mix. Pretzels, M&M’s, peanuts, gold fish crackers, and Kix cereal. Not too messy while sewing. Thanks, Patty B.

  • Esther Hopland
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    I like to snack on nuts and raisins while sewing.Thank you for the beautiful blocks you are giving us!

  • Danielle
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what to pick, I would have to say my constant drinking water (my family joke about me being part fish). I don’t have food near my fabric or machines – if it can be knocked over, spilled, or dropped, I always seem to manage that. So, I take breaks for green tea and crumpets. I actually have a ritual that has nothing to do with food. I watch a marathon of the anime “Sayuki.” all 150 or so episodes. : )

  • Denise Mohler
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    When I am sewing I might have some mints or butterscotch candy, However, I do not keep them in the sewing room with me…too busy concentrating on my sewing. I do love a bowl of chocolate frozen yogurt in the evening when winding down. I would love too be the lucky winner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Brenda
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Diet Sierra Mist, and sometimes anything chocolate!

  • Joyce Baird
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    My Yeti tumbler filled with ice water. (Yeti tumblers don’t sweat so nothing gets wet accidently)

  • Bev
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack at the machine, too messy but during a break I like good chocolate and Quaker mini rice cakes along with a good cup of tea. It was nice to meet you in Syracuse NY last month.

  • Pat Mineo
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing…mmm… Would be plain m&m’s and water. Love that they don’t melt in your hands or on your fabric.

  • Karen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    I like small pieces of really dark chocolate and nuts.

  • Mary Beth Baker
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Love your work. As for snacks…well chocolate of course. Also love cashews and raisins.

  • Wendy Hansen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    Oh my, is there anything better than cookies? I don’t know of anything. Cookies with a cuppa while I sit back and contemplate my next seam. Thanks for all the freebies, I love embroidery in quilt blacks.

  • Sheryl Cassell-Niles
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Peppermint patties and coffee. Keep my juices flowing. Turn on Netflix and off I go.
    sheryl_cassellniles@yahoo.com

  • Nora
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    My treat is a half sandwich of salsa on a tortilla and water away from my sewing room. Walk around the yard with my dog wrinkles.

  • Nicole Sender
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    My favorite “treat” or snack while I am sewing is M&M’s!!

  • Jennifer Whitney
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    coffee, have to have coffee when sewing…..mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • JulieG-AZ
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    I am usually so engrossed in sewing that I don’t snack. Of course, if there is ripping involved I might get aggravated enough to take a chocolate break. :-)

    Love your blocks in Maggie’s Dance! Thank you.

  • Judy Wheldon
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    My very favourite snack is Licorice allsorts. They are 2 thin slices of licorice with 3 colours sandwiched all around the licorice. The whole piece of the allsort is an inch square. The colours of sugar paste is orange, green, pink and white , very quilty.

  • Kathleen Boston
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    I usually just have coffee or tea to drink, eating would require me to use my hands for something other than sewing,quilting and slow my progress even further. :)

  • Lori Shore
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Ice cold Pepsi, need the caffeine, and Pepperidge Farm Tahiti cookies, coconut and chocolate one of my favorite combos.
    Love your darling blocks and the colors.
    Kaitismommy@gmail.com

  • Judy Schuler
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Love a good cup of coffee or glass of ice tea and mixed nuts (no peanuts please). Also love the quilt blocks and ideas shared on your website.

  • JudiR
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    I try very, very hard not to snack while I see! Firstly, my waistline can’t handle it and I also don’t like to get chocolate on my projects! Obviously, dark chocolate is my weakness!

  • Cynthia Mahdalik
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    To tell you the truth, I don’t eat while I am sewing. However, my favorite treat is a Ghirardelli chocolate square. Dark chocolate raspberry. I try to eat only one per day.

  • Beth
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    M&Ms are my favorite – mint or cherry when they are available. Otherwise peanut or almond M&Ms. Of course any type of chocolate will do in a pinch. I always have my insulated bottle filled with ice and water as well.

  • Debi Miller
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    I like to eat anything chocolate.
    Scruffy1959410@gmail.com

  • Shaireen Osborne
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I enjoy the sewing time so much that I don’t think of snacking. If I do take a break it’s often for a good cup of java and some dark chocolate. Thanks for the opportunity to win these patterns.

  • Bonnie
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack when I am sewing, but when I need a break my favorite treat is chocolate. Thanks for the great giveaway! bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Zandra Nevalainen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    I love snacking on my favorite candy “Boston Bake Beans” sugar coated peanuts.

  • Pat Rhodes
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    I have just started working quilts so I was very happy to see your patterns for Maggie’s First Dance.I would like to get a link for your 50 blocks for your Sampler

  • Diane Davis
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat when I am working on a quilt is dryed mangoes from Costco.

  • Zandra Nevalainen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    My favorite candy sugar coated peanuts, called Boston Bake Beans.

  • Dana
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Dried cherries are my favorite, no prep and always yummy

  • Peggy Starkey
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    M&Ms is my treat while sewing! “Don’t melt in your hand” NOT!

  • Doris G
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    I love dark chocolate and ice water when sewing!! Love your work and thank you for the giveaway!!

  • Ruth Gerkin
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Coffee and cheese sticks.

  • Gloria Pope
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Mostly I like to have water, but often forget to drink it!

  • Lynn
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I only eat M&Ms They melt in your mouth not on your fabric.
    It’s a no-brainer.

  • Wendy Robinson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    I always have a bowl of dried fruits and nuts to nibble on and I never say no to a good cup of tea.

  • Nancy Seitz
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Something to drink–cappuccino, water, coffee, or tea.

  • Shirley
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Usually take breaks and then water and chocolate covered anything- usually almonds. :-} Love all the blocks in the splendid sampler, what a good idea!

  • Peggy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I have coffee or water and maybe some Brookside chocolate covered fruit for a snack.

  • Judy
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I usually have a large glass of iced water with me wherever I go! In the evening it milk!

  • Donna Hawley
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I like nuts

  • Carla Carlson
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Once I start to sew I get so involved with the project I am working on I don’t think about eating. Once I am done sewing, a lovely salad with greens, tomato, cucumber, carrots, and some type of nuts end a perfect afternoon of sewing.

  • Kim Teigen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I usually snack on fruit…use a fork to eat it so my fingers don’t get sticky!

  • Melissa Boyd
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Obsessed with Reese’s right now. I switch a lot tho. Lol. Love everything u do.

  • Dawn Coburn
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    I prefer Haribo Gold gummie bears or chocolate, but since chocolate melts I usually settle for M & Ms.

  • Jeanne Brown
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Pepsi and Malted milk balls and right now I amd out of candy .

  • Julie B
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    I usually am so focused on my sewing/quilting project that I forget about eating. Chocolate and cashews would be my favorite snacks.

  • Connie German
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I try to stay away from the snacks, but when I need something, I usually go for almonds. Thanks

  • Karen
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    No matter what the question, the answer is always chocolate!!

  • B from Canada
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Snacking, even drinking, while I’m crafting or quilting is out of the question. Too much potential for disaster!

    It’s better to get up and take a break.

    Thanks for this opportunity.

    B from Caaada

  • Sara Lindsay
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Ice water and Chex Mix with peanut M&Ms added in. Loving the SS! Thanks! Also I keep my snack in a cup where I can just get to it without getting my fingers or fabric greasy! I put my water in a no spill container with a drink straw.

  • Robin Whittum
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing and quilting are thin mints. I get one per day when I sew. It’s my little special thing.

  • Marsha
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    I don’t usually snack but occasionally I’ll have a few almonds.

  • Toni Boquet
    Posted August 8, 2016 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    My two fav snacks are Hot Tamales or anything chocolate! Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Lynn D
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    In the heat of summer I love ice tea with lots of ice. In the winter I love apple cinnamon tea.

  • Gay
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    raw almonds, no mess, more energy!

  • karen rasco
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    I keep a bottle of water or gatorade by my side but make sure it has a lid that can be closed so it won’t spill if i accidentally knock it over. for any food, i cant craft and eat at the same time unless i use a spoon for nuts and such as my fingers get to nasty and then of course i will eat to much. so i try to wait till i get hungry or for bathroom break times.

  • Sherrie Conover
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat while I am sewing. I usually have a cup of ice water nearby though.

  • Judy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:09 am | Permalink

    If it is hot, I like iced tea and animal crackers, if it is cold, I like coffee and Hershey’s dark chocolate kisses.

  • Debbie Miller
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    I love to drink homemade lemonade while I sew and also I am obsessed with sunflower seeds in the shell! I started eating them when my kids played baseball and it is a hard habit to break. A big bonus is that even though the mouth stays occupied-there are not a lot of calories consumed!

  • Tammy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    I like a Diet Coke and a piece of home made pie. I usually do not eat around my projects so I will take a quick break to have a snack!!

  • Dixie
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:23 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat while sewing, this keeps everything much cleaner, but I do drink a lot of water. Thanks for all you do designing, stitching & keeping all us quilter folk inspired.

  • Carol Gregg
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    This little chubby grandma likes her southern sweet tea.

  • Sheila
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:42 am | Permalink

    When sewing, I like a ice cold Coke. And some type of crackers for a snack

  • Martha Varino
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    My treat is peach ice tea.

  • Mary
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    My favorite sewing snacks are (in order of preference): anything with chocolate, anything with chocolate and anything with chocolate.

    Just love how you used the rickrack in your block. It might work on the flip flops too.

  • Jeannine Nida
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    Iced tea all the time and salted almonds in mid afternoon!

  • Joni Clark
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    I keep ice water for my snack, drink lots of it! Snacking eats up precious sewing time!

  • Ruth Renfro
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    I like M&M’s and diet pepsi or cinnamon bears and ice tea or cake and hot tea or chips and dip……anything when I take a break! LOL

  • Lyn Kaufmann
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack is chocolate or trail mix. I also like lots of water or coffee.

  • Tammy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    When I take a break my favorite snacks are fresh cooked popcorn (not the microwave kind), any kind of chocolate, and a glass of Pepsi or Coke.

  • Heidi Story
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    I kept a jar of tootsie rolls on my sewing table until the jar broke. Now I just starve, hehehe. Though over the weekend I carried a cup of dry frosted flakes into my sewing room so I could have a little munch and crunch between stitching rows.

  • Deana Carfrae
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack while crafting are honey wheat pretzels

  • Paula van Niekerk
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Paula, don’t snack while I am sewing but always have a large glass of water. When I take a break will have a piece of fruit or yogurt.

  • Dee
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    My favorites are water or coffee…..I can stay with my project for a long time with either of these :)

  • Maggie
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    I don’t usually have a snack while I am sewing or quilting….but I have an on going green tea…then I stop for a while and have a snack of yogurt or fruit…love your post

    • Santa
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:45 am | Permalink

      I Love my cup of tea while sewing. Snack is peanut brittle and chocolates

  • Dorrie
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Peanut M & M’s and ice tea…

  • Debbie Christin
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Cookies. Red licorice, potato chips…..but all in moderation! Oh and hot or iced tea!

  • Alesha Klein
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:20 am | Permalink

    I like to have “sprees” candy close by. That takes my mind off eating and allows me to sew until my hearts content.

  • Ann
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    I love to snack on gluten free brownie, with a nice mint hot chocolate drink.

  • Margriet Luijendijk
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Never eat/drink in my sewing room just because I don’t allow myself to smoke there; so I go down and have a cup of tea, a little piece of dark chocolate, some fruit and roll my cigaret… I know, I know

  • Sandra Paschkow
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    I don’t eat whilst sewing but I have breaks with’Liquorice Legs’ tea and a dry bikkie with cheese.

  • Sharon Jones
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    I have a cup of strong white tea whilst sewing, and when I have a snack break, sometimes a green apple, sliced with some cheese.

    sharoneujones@gmail.com

  • Chrissy M Lowe
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    I keep a large cup of ice and some sweets like Jujyfruits or Dots. So I don’t touch, I use a toothpick so I don’t get things sticky! It works for me! Dove dark chocolates are always good too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Anne Armstrong
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    A freshly brewed cup of tea and a wee cake ☺️. A constant treat is to have an audio book on the go whilst sewing.

    Annearmstrong59@gmail.com

  • Lou Bowen
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    My treat is turning on my music then listening to the butcher birds and magpies singing just outside my window while having a birdbath. Magic.

  • Rosemary Dempster
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:42 am | Permalink

    CHOCOLATES!!!! -is there anything else?

  • Linda Dupler
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Red licorice, it is not messy and I can keep on sewing and it is not too to fattening.

  • Debbie
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    What fun?. I love giveaways!!! I keep a constant glass of sweet tea and a bag of almonds, but I am not above an ice cream sandwich? Every now and then.

  • Teresa
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Nothing to eat when I’m sewing, I hate messy fingers, but I do drink many cups of tea.

  • Anonymous
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Chocolate to eat and cold ginger ale to drink

  • Sue Davies
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Chocolates and ginger ale

  • Pauline Valentine
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    I love a biscuit or two while I’m sewing ?
    thekraftynanny@outlook.com

  • Rommy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    My favorite is a cup Strong and Black coffee. It keeps me one for a Long time

  • Annette Gleeson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:59 am | Permalink

    My treat is to have my favourite men sing to me whilst I sew, via cds of course.

  • Anonymous
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    Wow that is a bunch of comments. Lot of reading from many who enjoy you. I

  • Gillian Mamouney
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Plain biscuits(you would call them cookies), so I can share with my dogs! Iced tea during our Australian summer and hot chocolate during the winter.

  • Jodie King
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    I think my most needed treat is to get up once in a while to just walk around so that my back doesn’t get so stiff, but that doesn’t mean that the walk doesn’t entail a trip to the kitchen for a piece of fruit and a glass of water.

  • Kathryn Brown
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    When quilting I might indulge in a book on CD and when it is time for lunch, I like to have something easy like yogurt and some almonds with a cup of coffee. It’s a fast lunch and then I can get back to focusing on my project. I made 10 of the first Splendid Sampler block and then some at random. The variety is great! I am surprised at how well I am doing.

  • Joanne Moore
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    I love seeing how different everyone’s splendid blocks turn out. I do not nibble while I’m sewing, I pretty much stick to three meals a day…. But I will often have a cup of coffee in the early morning sewing hours or a cold beer in the evening.

  • Cheri-Lynn McCabe
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    For me sewing is a treat. If I am hand sewing I love a hot cup of tea.

  • Carol Martin
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Grapes, mmmm, love grapes!

  • Janet Parde
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:15 am | Permalink

    I drink coffee while sewing, sometimes I’ll grab a cookie but usually I don’t eat while I sew.

  • Jo Y
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    My sewing room is in the basement where it is quiet. I listen to audio books, sermons, and can crank up all my favorite music and sing to my hearts content away from the busyness of my job, phone calls, and other distractions. I work on my mom’s old machine–she will be gone 4 years at the end of this month. When something is finished, I feel we worked on it together. Just being there is my favorite treat!

  • Ann
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    My favourite treat while stitching is listening to an audio book, sometimes a chocolate biscuit or two and a hot cup of strong black coffee provides me with a double whammy!!

    I’ve recently signed up for Maggie’s First Dance and am about to start on Block 1 today. Your stitching and patterns are wonderful and I’d like to thank you for providing such beautiful and interesting patterns.

  • Rebecca Peters
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I always have a bottle of water(with cap) by my machine. I don’t eat/snack around my sewing but I do have my favorite western movie playing that I have watched a hundred times. . I know exactly what is going on without having to watch.

  • Mary C
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack is Mike and Ikes. Or Candy Corn when it is in the stores!!

  • Beth Porter
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    You HAVE to have chocolate of course!!

  • Diana
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    If I snack while sewing it would be anything chocolate, usually mint M&M’s, and green Chai tea. Love your alternative for the Wishful Garden!

  • Sandee Prickett
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I like chewy spicy candies Hot Tamales, Cinnamon discs and coffee Folger’s Black Silk is my favorite.

  • Ruthie Peterburg
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    I don’t snack any where near my sewing but I do take frequent breaks to stretch my legs and have a cup of coffee.

  • Antigone Sdrolia
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    A cup of tea along with my favourite radio programme is all I need….

  • Antigone Sdrolia
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    A cup of tea along with my favourite radio programme is all I need
    antigonesdrolia@gmail.com

  • peg
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    My favorite treats are mint M&M’s when I can find them.

  • Monique
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Almonds…..no dirty hands and something ice cold to drink! It’s a bit warm here in the Bahamas ;-)

  • Jacqueline Therrien
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    most of the time we Canadians cant win on these draws but here goes I love to listen to my radio and sew along with music I dont usually eat at the machine because I’m totaltly engrossed on my project. Love your site tho

  • Gail Cali
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    I don’t like to eat when I’m sewing but i do like to have acup of chi tea close by while I’m sewing.

  • jo
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    Trying to not snack PERIOD!!!!!!! ADD so I am training myself to focus on my sewing. Love your site.

  • Kathy Sexton
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    My favorite “treat” or “snack” is good ole’ iced water and some hersheys’ chocolate mini’s…gotta keep my strength up while quilting ya know !!!!

  • Debbie Davis
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat or snack is a cold Starbucks Mocha Frappacino! The low sugar variety which is very hard to find where I live. I sip on that drink and catch up with my fave designers. Love your style!

  • Sharon Reynolds
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I always have a bottle of water handy (don’t always remember to drink it though) and I like to have some m&ms handy. I really love the fabrics you are using for your blocks. Such pretty colors! I like three way your ricrack looks too.

  • Gina Maniscalco
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack is a cup of green tea and cookies(anykind).

  • Patty Winkler
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    I always keep hydrated with a cold drink of water close by while I am sewing. Snacking only comes into play when I take short breaks to view my progress. I love your beautiful designs and fabric choices!

  • Carol Messner
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Only get to sew when hands are working so it is the treat. When I start, don’t want to stop for anything, plus I will
    dump anything that is around me. So when I stop, I get a chi latte.

  • Debbie D
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    I sew so that I won’t eat. But I do have to take breaks and often have a piece of fruit. Mostly I drink ice tea.

  • Sally Fester
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack while I am sewing are pretzels.. I keep a small bowl near my machine for easy access. I would prefer something sweeter, a bit more saltier, but afraid to mess up my sewing projects with “fingerprints”.. Love all your work!!

  • Jinnie
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I usually have water somewhere in my studio that I have to get up from the machine and walk around to find, must get in some exercise, somehow.
    Love your patterns. Thank you.

  • Debra Ingle
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    If I have a snack while sewing, usually it is a few seedless grapes, although i try not to snack most of the time as I am afraid of getting something on my Splendid blocks or my Maggie’s First Dance block.
    I Love your blocks for the give-a-way, hope I can win, Thanks for the chance.

  • Terry
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I usually have a cup of tea on hand if sewing during the day but if in the evening then a glass of wine. I keep it on a separate table to the side of my work area (just it case!). I crank up the music and just concentrate on sewing… One good thing is that I don’t think about snacking when doing something I really enjoy

  • Carol Johnson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Well I can’t say that I have a favourite snack while sewing, but if I am getting a little ‘flustered’, a shot of Rum Chata in my coffee seems to help! LOL

  • Lee Singleton
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Hi, my favourite snack when crafting is licorice, and peppermints. I can chew and sew at the same time :-) Love ice cold water and have been known to enjoy a class of wine when appliqueing.

  • Jackie Spencer
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    The first sat. of the month I get together with some of my quilting friends to sew all day. This past Sat. I took a big bag of homemade carmel corn. Something good to nibble on whenever we took a break!!

  • Joni
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    I like to snack on grapes (sometimes in a bowl – sometimes in a glass!!)

  • DeeDee
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    I always have something to drink while sewing but try to limit snacking. I believe in the 45min rule, get up and move I will then grab some fruit if available or popcorn.

  • Linda Edwards
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Mostly I try not to snack while sewing, but a few Hershey kisses are always welcome. Thanks for an opportunity to win such a great prize!!

  • Cheryl Buchanan
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    Tea. Sweet Peachy Iced tea is my go to treat when I’m quilting.

  • Carol Kussart
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I love dark chocolate! Sometimes nuts or something crunchy are just what I need.

  • Sue Morgan
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    My treat when quilting is a nice new stack of fabric on my table !

  • diane willard
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    I like to have some good music on as I sew. What I call my food for the soul.

  • Kiy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    My favorite snack while sewing and quilting is something in a large, ice overflowing drink. I don’t usually eat until break time. I don’t want to get food or anything on my projects.

    k1y@comcast.net

  • Melissa Williamson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Salty snacks like cashews!! :)

  • Doris
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I drink water and like to snack on nuts.

  • Doris
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I like to have water and nuts to snack on.

  • Denise Lewis
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Diet pepsi and Peanut M&M’s

    Love the Splendid Sampler, wish I had more time to work on the blocks.

  • Kim Mayberry
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Absolutely no snacking while quilting – the fabric deserves my full respect! But there’s always water close by (need to stay hydrated) and maybe a cup of Greek yogurt during a very quick break! Of course if there is chocolate around, well, just may have to take a couple of breaks!

  • Holly Leonardi
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    I usually have a cup of coffee or an ice tea by my machine. If I need a quick pick me up it would be chocolate.

  • Joyce H Ellis
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I keep a large mug of ice water at my side, any dark chocolate is my downfall when it comes to snacking!

  • Cathy Frye
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I have my sewing station in my shed. 4mX5m nice and cozy little get away where I enjoy a cup of coffee. Because we have our deep freezer there too, my daughter will come out to share ice-cream with me. Then she goes back to what ever she was doing and leave me in peace. All of this is a special treat to me.

  • Anonymous
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Sometimes I will have a few handfuls of a Good Granola when I take a break. I don’t want to get the fabric messy!!

  • Shawna Eddy Kissell
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Your blocks are so cute! I don’t really snack while I’m sewing. I’m such a klutz that I’d manage to stain whatever I’m working on.

  • Dee
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I go to my sewing room to avoid snacking, but I always have a cup
    of coffee or iced tea with me at all times!!

  • Patty Stagl
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Swedish fish and iced, blended coffee drinks are my favorite snacks while sewing. Most of the time, though, water.

  • Ann
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Love quilting . . . and dark chocolate!

  • Judy Parker
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Wow my favorite snack while in my sewing room….I used to keep M&M’s in my sewing room but I have been on a very strike plan so they had to go …so now I usually take cashews in my room but I do miss my M&M’s…lol

  • Julie Zeigler
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I don’t usually eat while sewing because I would hate to ruin the fabric! I do like my coffee and ice water- set on a different table! My treat is listening to audio books! I love that you can go back and hear it again when your machine gets a little too loud!

  • Cindy Worthington
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat while I’m sewing are ice cream flavored jelly bellies and unsweet iced tea, always!!! Love all that you do for us, Jacquelynne!

  • apple blossom
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    m&ms are good to snack on while sewing

  • Brandi Schneider
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Ice cold sweet tea or a frosty mojito! I may also have a few bags of mini Ritz tucked away in the sewing table so the kids don’t eat them all lol

  • Charlene Walker
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I’m too messy to have any snacks other than a good icy drink nearby. I really like that you feel free enough to customize the blocks for yourself. I am so rigid that I always feel I have to do the block exactly as designed so if I don’t have time to do the block as it comes out it gets pushed back and will sometimes get forgotten! I’m going to try to use you as an example in the future to customize the block to what I am able to do at the moment to get it done.

  • Karen Marshall
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    Coffee (decaf if I’m sewing in the evening), large glass of water, and Chocolate for me!

  • Kristy Williams
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I like to have a cup of coffee or tea while I sew. It usually gets cold before I can get it gone. So break time is to warm it up. Don’t like to eat in the sewing area, might mess up my fabric.
    Kristy Williams
    williams_kristy@bellsouth.net

  • Pam Mitchell
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I dont snack while I sew but when I snack I love popcorn.

  • Donna Fahrenkrug
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I love seeing some ideas for blocks–that creating part is hard for me. I love coffee and trail mix while I’m sewing although usually the coffee gets cold, lol.

  • Clara
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    No food or drink allowed in my sewing room. I have either the TV or music on my laptop or just the humming of the machines to keep me company. I take breaks for the treats in another room.

  • Bama Fan
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    I usually keep a can Coke beside me when I am crafting.

  • Rita
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    As long as I am busy I wont take any snacks, I would be to affraid to ruin my work, so I take breaks. And then I just love a nice piece of chocolat and a glass of water. The only thing I sometimes eat, is peppermint.

  • Kathy Luehrs
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    caramel nips – It’s like a caramel but hard candy so it last longer and no messy hands

  • Martha
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    When I am designing or sewing, I love a bit of chocolate and a glass of water. Love these blocks.

  • Linda Jerome
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    my favorite treat is iced and chocolate chip cookies

  • Liz Kuntz
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    This will sound weird but I like beer and chocolate. There are times when I indulge in both, while sewing! Mostly I just eat m&ms while sewing and quilting.

  • Lucía
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    Un te frio mientras coso y alguna chuche para picar.
    Un saludo.

  • Shannon G
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    My favorite “treat” or snack while I’m sewing or crafting is a small bowl of unsalted almonds and a nice cuppa hot tea.

  • Cheryl Taylor
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Usually drinking sweet tea or water & munching on anything that doesn’t make my hands greasy or messy! And most times I have a Hallmark or Lifetime movie going that I have dvr’d! Every light I can get on is on, so it hot in my sewing room, I turn the AC way down & freeze my husband out of the house!!!
    cat-astrophe@sbcglobal.net

  • Nancy
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to snack on while sewing/quilting is chocolate chips. Though it can’t be too warm to the room because I don’t want to have chocolate transfer!

  • Judy Pennington
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I always have either a glass of iced tea or a big glass of ice & water. If I want a snack it’s usually peanuts or crackers. Love those quilts!!!

  • Suzanne
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    A glass of wine! (Otherwise, popcorn. But I usually avoid it for fear of greasy fingers.)

  • Lucy Peterson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I love chocolate-covered Cinnamon Bears!

  • Jennifer A. Evans
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    M & M’s – I keep all kinds of them in my Red M & M Jar on my sewing table. I like them so well, I keep a Green M & M Jar on my table at a friends sewing room (I share). If those jars are empty anything chocolate will do.

  • DebraKay Neiman
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat is CORNNUTS. I have to hunt for them at gas station stores. My local grocery finally started carrying them, but they are often sold out. crystalbluern at tds dot net

  • Carol Will
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    I have to have my afternoon chocolate fix!!!!

  • Janan Doster
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    Vanilla ice cream of course!!!

  • Marie Chat
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    I have a glass of cold ice water on a mat and sometimes some chocolate!

  • Amy Urbanski
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I keep chocolate nearby when I am sewing for a quick pick-me-up. And a glass of ice tea within reach, but where I could spill it on fabric!

  • Heather N
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I usually try to snack on something that won’t get my project all yucky.. Life savers, jolly ranchers, or crispy m&ms are my top faves. But I am also never found without a glass of ice water nearby.
    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. :)

  • Linda Molden
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I like to drink tea while I am quilting. To keep from munching on a lot of calories, I chew sugarless gum.

  • Carolanne Beausoleil
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Ohhhhhhhh I do love a coffee and 2 sugar/free cookies while I’m sewing/crafting. Love love love these give-away-patterns! :)

  • Diana
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Dove dark chocolate. I justify it for the anti-oxidents and caffeine. ?

  • Leigh Knox
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Peanut M&Ms and either coffee or tea!

  • Gwenna Doty
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    I alwasy have a diet dr pepper and love some nuts some of the times

  • Norine
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    My snack is dark chocolate – well any kind of chocolate. I love to have the minis because they’re individually wrapped and won’t mess my sewing area. Of course, something to drink too.

  • Karisa Hattey
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    I get too engrossed in sewing to snack but I do have something very cold (tea, water, pop, it varies) to drink near by and most of the time I forget to stop even for that much needed sip.

  • mary Benson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    yes i usually bake a pound cake with lemon icing and have a slice of cake then

  • mary Benson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    i am ejoying being in this group

  • Marion Shofner
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    My favorite thing to snack on while sewing is small candies like skittles, jelly beans or even conversation hearts. Really just something to keep my mouth moist. Most of the time it is only cold ice water or ice tea.

  • Brenda Jerles
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I usually just have a large glass of ice water in my Tervis cup so it doesn’t melt as fast. But sometimes I have a couple of Lindt Lindoor dark chocolate truffles. Yummmmmmmm!

  • mary Benson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    i bake a pound cake and eat a slice of it while i am working thanks for the good times

  • Carol Enright
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    I love iced green tea and chocolate any type of chocolate. I live chocolate.

  • Judi Burr
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I only occasionally eat in my sewing room and usually that is some kind of nuts of mixture there of!

  • vera schmidt
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat while sewing. Like a glass of cold icy water and some classical music on the radio to listen to.

  • Peggory Roseberry
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    my favorite is pretzels, they not so messy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alicia Neils-Millsap
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I love the Happy Happy block. You’ve given me another reason to keep my small scraps! I always have a drink of water nearby but don’t eat where I sew.

  • Karen J Grant
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Jacquelynne, I love your style of writing, it’s just like we were sitting together over tea and cake talking quilts – also my treat of choice. The Splendid Sampler is so much fun with the variety – amazing! My binder is filling up as I print each new pattern having a goal of completing a majority of blocks this year but I do not put to much pressure on myself because quilting is my “happy” time. I look forward to staring Maggie’s First Dance.

  • Phyllis McDaniel
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I love M&M candy and ice water to snack on but will vary snacks to trail mix or fruit.

  • Ms Sam Nicholson
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Love these blocks!! I have to say I normally do not eat while working but it would have to be my homemade trail mix

  • Maggiie White
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    No eating or drinking while sewing! However, frequent breaks alleviate sore muscles and fatigue, and then anything is fair game! LOL!

  • Kim Dow
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I don’t snack when I’m sewing, but I do like to have a cup of coffee, even if it’s late at night!

  • Alicia Morris
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    My! Do people really eat while handling fabric and sewing? I guess I am just too focused to snack and sew at the same time. But IF I did? Chocolate, for sure.
    ?

  • Sally
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing is belVita breakfast bars. They are dry and won’t make a mark on my fabrics. I don’t eat sloppy stuff while sewing.

  • Edith Gorzo
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    M & M’s are one of my favorites, or maybe a cookie. Cute patterns. Thanks for the draw.

  • Gina Snyder
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for being a designer in the SS!! I love it!

    My favorite snack is some chocolate and a Diet Coke:)

  • Pam Putt
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Diet Coke and sometimes nuts or some chocolate. Don’t do much eating while I sew.

  • Mary Jo Mosier
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat while sewing, but I DO have coffee nearby :D

  • fAYE wIGGINS
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    i LIKE A GLASS OF SWEET TEA & SEVERAL PEANUT CRACKERS

    • fAYE wIGGINS
      Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      i LIKE SWEET TEAS & PEANUT CRACKERS

  • Liz
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Hey Jacqueline,
    So I’m entering the free giveaway but I really just want to tell you how much I love all of your blocks, the fabric choice is awesome, I can’t wait to see the finished quilt1 :-)
    If I get stuck or frustrated with a project I tend to go off in a totally different direction, then it takes me a while to get back to my UFO; muting while quilting is usually something I can keep eating for a while, grapes, peanuts, animal crackers, and always have an ice water nearby ;-)
    Happy Quilting

  • Ida Brandon
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    If it is cold outside I have coffee,
    It is is warm I have ice water.
    this is the first time I have seen your site and love it.

  • CHERYL HAMILTON
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    My favorite “treat” or snack while I am sewing is an apple (when am not too stressed) and peanuts when I am hungry.

  • Mary Jo
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    I usually have a large glass of water near by when I’m sewing and some trail mix to stop the munchies. I love listening to podcasts and sometimes listen/watch something on Netflix if it doesn’t require too much attention.

  • Karen Jones
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I normally have a glass of wine or water with juice in it. If there is pie around, that’s my go-to treat.

  • Anne T.
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I love a good very cold iced tea but won’t have it in my very small sewing room (double duty as an office, etc) so go to the kitchen to enjoy. Also suck on old-fashioned lemon drops to keep on going

  • Chris
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Goldfish cheddar crackers! No mess to interfere with job at hand!

  • Debra DeVerter
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    My favorite treat is letting a piece of Dove milk chocolate melt slowly in my mouth while I’m reading my project directions.

  • Leslie K.
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    My favorite sewing treats are Hershey kisses and a nice glass of water (save the calories for the kisses!). I have also gotten into the habit of listening to a podcast (usually a quilting podcast) while sewing. Right now I am getting a lot of fabric for different projects cut while watching the Olympics!

  • Jo Nicolle
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    My favourite snack is a home made biscuit with my cup of tea. I like to think that if it is home made it is better for me but I am not so sure of that as I always have to have just one more. A bit like my quilting habit – there is always one more block to do.

  • Rita W
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I like hard candy and hot tea occasionally when I am sewing.

  • Marie Walsh
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    I’m very lucky to have my husband bring me a cup of green tea while sewing, I like it hot and also when it goes cold.

  • Kelly Gallagher
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    I usually only drink unsweetened ice tea when I’m sewing but I would eat peanut M&M’s if I had some.

  • Carol B.
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    I try not to snack at the machine while I am sewing. I take occasional breaks and grab a homemade cookie or brownie that I keep around for my husband and great granddaughter when she is here. I do drink a lot of water that I keep in a bottle with a screw cap.

  • Liz MacClintock
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Vegemite sandwich on whole grain bread

  • Peggory Roseberry
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Pretzels and a bottle of cold water!!!!!!

  • Kathy Thompson
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    I always have a drink at my elbow; a diet soft drink or iced tea. I get so involved I forget to drink and so don’t usually think to snack.

  • Mónyka De Alba
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    Como estoy a diet, prefiero la fruta,. Toda la información que nos envía en tu gaseta es muy interesante y útil,gracias, saludos desde México

  • Marly
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:56 am | Permalink

    I don’t like food anywhere near my sewing; I guess I’m a messy eater! I drink strong black coffee to sustain me. Unfortunately, newly-brewed it’s too hot to drink so I go back to sewing and the coffee’s cold before I drink it!

  • Hanlie le Roux
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Drinking coffee

  • Jodi Breese
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat while sewing is peanut butter cups. I also enjoy drinking strawberry milk to wash them down! :-)
    princess.jodi.roberts@gmail.com

  • Karen
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    No snacking while sewing, but breaks find me eating chocolate.

  • Livia Boggs
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    ion’t snack while sewing but for breaks I grab a diet coke and a piece of chocolate! HeHe

  • edith csokmay
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    My favorite treat/snack can be just about anything, but can’t be anything messy so I don’t get it on my fabrics. Can’t think of any one specific thing except maybe snack size chocolates that are almost always in my house :)
    Love your patterns. Especially Maggie’s 1st Dance :)

  • Ruth Wildermuth
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I don’t snack while quilting. I make up for it when I take breaks though.

  • Melinda
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I Love Gummies! Any kind. My Favorite is the Penguins Peaches and Cream but they are hard to find. You have to go to specialty candy stores to get them. So sour patch kids and cherry or strawberry Licorice.
    Love all your hand work on your quilt squares!!!

  • Evelyn Mazzola
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I don’t eat while I am sewing.

  • Lynn
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Love your blocks!! When I take a break I like a glass of water and a granola bar along with some stretching excercises to recharge. Then it’s off to sewing again!

  • Susy Dowers
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    My fav snack while quilting is CHOCOLATE…..choc with nuts, caramel, strawberries, choc with choc…..and to go with it a strong spicy tea….sometimes plain, sometimes spiked!

  • Kathryn Shaw
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm | Permalink

    Tea hot or cold depending on my daily whims and dark chocolate kisses (which I keep away from the machine and fabric).This forces me to actually take a break and not sit for hours on end.

    You may contact me at kathryngshaw@gmail.com or text me at 515-360-2955.

    Thanks for the lovely give away opportunity! Have a great week.

  • Cathy Wilson
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Usually just a big container of ice water to keep me hydrated. When I get hungry, it’s time for a break,

  • usairdoll
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Your blocks are great! I’m loving collecting and seeing everyone’s blocks. I’m not a big snacker when I’m sewing. Usually I have cold water, sweet tea or coffee, depending on what time of the day I’m sewing.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Deb Frazier
    Posted August 10, 2016 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    My favorite snack is pretzels and iced tea or diet Coke. Not so messy as chocolate, but satisfying.

  • Rosanne
    Posted August 11, 2016 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I have a water bottle next to my sewing machine and have a swallow after a couple of seams are completede

  • Sheila
    Posted August 11, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    For me with this insanely hot weather it’s a nice cold glass of sweet ice tea (the set it out in the hot sun tea) and some small Swiss Chocolates that I keep a small jar of in the fridge so they are nice and cold!

  • Susan
    Posted August 21, 2016 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    One of the joys of making quilts is being to preoccupied to think about snacking!

  • kelly
    Posted August 28, 2016 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    To keep my energuy up I love a slice of cheese and a cup of tea, not too messy either.

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