quilt remix blog tour.

14 January 2011

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quilt remix blog tour.

all aboard the awesome train.
today makes day 5 of the quilt remix blog tour.
so it's my turn to sing its praises.

quilt remix = amazing book.
end. of. story.
the genius behind said amazing book is my pal emily cier.
*loud applause*

emily has an artistic sense that's exquisite.
she's like someone who can tell butter from i can't believe it's not butter.
yeah. she's THAT good.

quilt remix blog tour.

and she does it with style.

i mean look.
walking uphill...both ways...in the snow.
classic.

quilt remix blog tour.

my fav quilt in the book is em's take on trip around the world.
me loves it. o' lot.

quilt remix blog tour.

oh and then there's this hot little number.
it's like dresden plate gone wild.
brillant.

quilt remix blog tour.

& i was really impressed with how she showed size options.
it's little things like that that make my life easier.
hi-5 emily.

so i had a chance to ask miss emily a few lingering questions i had.
lingering as in i'm nosey & i just wanted to know these things.
:P

what's playing on your ipod/itunes when you're
getting your quilty groove on???

no music during quilting. only really bad movies.
i don't really watch them because i'd like to not sew my fingers to the quilt but i do listen to them.
the other night was death to smoochy. i'd really like those 109 minutes of my life back.
(but at least at the same time, i got 109 minutes of sewing done!!!)
last night was a documentary about the king of swaziland.
streaming netflix is my friend.

if you had to pick one quilt to place in a time capsule for safe keeping,
which quilt would it be??? and why???

the wall-e quilt i made for my son, liam.
it's not artistic or an amazingly pieced quilt or anything.
the reason i pick that one is because it is the most loved quilt *ever*.
and i mean *ever.*
he has slept with it every nap and night for almost 2 years now.
{pictures of it are here.}

let's pretend your quilty journey became the next box office hit.
which actress would star as you???
mary-louise parker.
or really nancy botwin. (minus the pot and drug lord husband.)
just the standing there with a blank stare while holding a cup of a coffeeshop drink
feeling like the world is rushing around you and you're being pulled in
a million different directions and you have no idea what to do.
i feel like that most days.

g i v e a w a y ! ! !
leave me comment telling me what YOU have playing in the background when you quilt.
*winner will be drawn at the end of the blog tour*

other blog tour peeps: {who are also doing giveaways.}
january 10th sew katie did
january 11th pink chalk studio
january 12th jaybird quilts
january 13th allie’s in stitches
january 14th p.s. i quilt
january 15th house of a la mode
january 16th connecting threads blog
january 17th whipstitch
january 18th cherry house quilts
january 19th true up

♥ rachel

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330 comments:

Andria said...

I get out old mix cd's from high school and college and listen to them as I quilt.

Ali Pyper said...

I like to listen to something funky, like Vampire Weekend while I quilt. It keeps me motivated when quilting becomes monotonous {never!}. Love the book!

Megan said...

I'm with Emily - I usually have movies or TV on DVD on in the background. But it's got to be something I've seen before, so I don't get distracted and burn my fingers with the iron or something.

Dan Rouse said...

This morning I'm listening to the savage love podcast.

mcregan said...

Believe it or not, I listen to the Food Network and pretend that all of my Food Network friends are making fabulous meals while I am having fun with fabric. Unfortunately, my husband and son do not appreciate any of those meals!

Bree said...

I usually put on a movie I've seen enough times that I don't need to pay attention to it. Lately, it's been Disney's Aladdin. :)

jaelle said...

I'm listening to all kind of audio books :)

Jen said...

It depends on my mood, but I tend to listen to some classic rock when I'm quilting. Things like Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, Steve Miller, etc. Occasionally I'll throw on some of my favorite rap/hip hop if I need some energy like Eminem, Luda, etc.

meplus3 said...

either NPR or the same mix we always have playing. I even run to it

purplbee said...

When I quilt I have to concentrate so often I just have silence if I do put music on it will be country.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Usually its whatever my random mind thinks to search on grooveshark so I don't have to bother skipping songs on my ipod.

Nancy Botwin minus pot & druglord husband...is still cracking me up! Hilarious. Can't wait to get my hot little hands on Quilt Remix!!

Luvs the new header, Rachel. Your site rocks.

Janna said...

yesterday as I was sewing my strips for the postage stamp quilt I had Glee season 1 disc 1 on. I think I'm done with that. Wanted to see what it was all about. Not for me.
etsyteachermom at gmail dot com

Wivi said...

It depends. Sometimes country, somtimes spanish and sometimes old goodies like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee ...

Cynthia Geddis said...

I like to listen to movies when I sew. Either DVDs or usually something from the Family channel or Lifetime or Hallmark. The sappier the better!

suzi said...

i usually have HGTV on...something about it makes me feel crafty and home-y...usually a good combo when quilting!

janie said...

FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits !! over and over and over ...

Ruth said...

I haven't figured that out yet - right now it is the radio I listen to (some pop type station) but, as I am new to quilting, it may change over time.......:-)

gill said...

I always have the radio on - I'm in the UK so it's always Radio 4 for me!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I do not usually have anything playing when I quilt. I find it to be distracting. But sometimes I watch a quilting video ;-)

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

It's either the True Country or 90's station on my TV's music channels. I have Charter so if anyone else does...we can rock out together!! :)

Amanda said...

I am usully watching some sappy chick flick, or some other movie that my husband would have absolutely no interest in watching.

KristyZ said...

When I have time to sew it's usually late when the kids have gone to sleep so I need some fun stuff to keep me going. I like to listen to Lady A or some Sugarland to get the party started!

luvtoquilt said...

I have a new age station playing while I'm working on my quilts -- very soothing and enjoyable.

Nancy said...

"Silence is Golden", without the "is Golden" part. Yep, cryptically speaking, I don't have music on. I've gotten to where I like quiet. It's so pieceful!

And I loved your interview!

(And when I typed out "pieceful" above, that was automatic. It means peaceful, but I guess "piece" came to my mind first! LOL!)

Jenny said...

i usually have a book on cd...but the catch is that it needs to be something ive read before so i dont stall the sewing to catch a certain snippet of the book! i keep telling myself to stick to music, but i dont. would love this book!

momto2wasd said...

I'm a big fan of 70's music. That's most likely what will be playing.

DianeY said...

You know, I really enjoy quiet, so no TV or music. Right now I hear so many birds chirping & I love it

Jen said...

Like Emily, I do the bad movies. Nothing good that I actually have to watch, just something I can listen to with half an ear. Lifetime movies are perfect. Hallmark also. Hell's Kitchen you can get away with listening to also. I can't wait to check out this book!

Donna Joy said...

I listen to quilting pod casts, and then I listen to Paul Simon, Eagles, just old CD's. Some days I just want relaxing music.

Janet said...

Couuntry music videos on the tv!

Garilyn said...

I listen to Barlow Girls on Pandora while I sew and quilt.
blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

Cola said...

I listen to the director's commentary of movies I know well.. on my most recent quilt I listened through all three Twilight movies and drove my husband nuts.

Helen said...

If I'm hand stitching (which I usually do in the front room) I have the telly on, often something I've seen before but love - either a DVD from a box set or something I've recorded (NCIS, Everwood, Downton Abbey, etc.). If I'm stitching upstairs in my sewing room (usually on the machine) then I listen to the radio...radio 2 (I'm also in the UK) unless it's a weekday between 2 and 5pm, then it's an audio book or radio 4 as I'm not a Steve Wright fan...
Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin said...

I love listening to NPR - any show that is on my local channel. I definitely love sewing on the weekends because of all the great programming!

Pepe said...

The sound of silence. I love work in the silence... That's true! It's so relaxing... The past summer I hearted to wake up early in the morning to quilt in the garden in the silence of the morning at the sound of birds... Yes... it's the sound of the Nature!

BTS said...

I usually have the TV on when I;m sewing with a movie, HGTV or TLC on. It is kind of hard to have something on that you have to really watch, so I mainly just listen.

Mom on the Move! said...

Lately it's been the Glee soundtrack. thanks for the give away

A Seam to Sew said...

I normally put my ipod on shuffle and sew away.

Miss 376 said...

Usually the kids picking and mixing from You Tube, it can be anything

Lee said...

Classic music usually. Lots of the GVSU Symphony Orchestra as my daughter plays cello for them and I love their music.
thanks for the giveaway.

Laine from JustPlainLaine.com said...

I have Yo Yo Ma playing in the background (from my Yo Yo Ma Pandora Station). LOVE it! Love your site too. Can't believe you do so much for us crazy quilters.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Right now I have the sound of baby breaths during sleep while my granddaughter is nearby as I hand sew some binding. The BEST sound (after her giggles).!

elle said...

I mostly watch old British TV. Like Are you being served? and Keeping up Apperences.

Suzi said...

I love audible books! If I read a book...I can't quilt. I'm so happy to merge my 2 loves and quilt and read at the same time! BTW - the book looks awesome!!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Nothing! I like peace and quiet when I do my sewing. Of course once the kids get home from school, that's a different story!

Great giveaway!

MGM

Susanne said...

At the moment: Aloe Black :)

~Michelle~ said...

netflix instant of Pink Martini radio on Pandora :)

Bobbi said...

I have to have tv playing in the background. I can't tell you how many times I've "re-watched" my Sex & the City dvds. Its usually the first video I grab from the vault, when I start a big project.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Usually stand by movies or tv shows like:
Independence Day
The Day After Tomorrow
Last Holiday
Pride and Prejudice
Grey's Anatomy
Ghost Hunters
Any football or college basketball game.

I'm trying to get more into listening to music as I sew but that lasted the Christmas season and then died.

sarahbethe said...

This reminds me that I should put a radio in my quilting room. Right now, I just have quiet, which is sometimes nice. Especially since I'm the mother of a 2 year old. Quiet is always good these days.

sarahbethe at yahoo dot com

Natasha said...

I listen to music with earphones. It needs to be right in my ears or else I get distracted.

Candace said...

I 'listen' to a movie when I quilt --usually one I have seen so many times that I probably could recite it from beginning to end. My favourite one to have on is 'Hot Fuzz' but 'The Boat That Rocks' has such a awesome soundtrack that it's become my new favourite in background noise.

epban said...

Classic rock or classical for me!

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

I listen to my favourite radio station, East Coast radio or I'll listen to some cool jazz!

sharon said...

Usually a movie or the TV on low.
Great book would love to read this one! Thanks.

Rachel said...

I usually have a movie or an episode of a tv show (my current favourite is Parenthood) playing on my laptop. If I'm free-motion quilting, though, classical music creates a wonderfully smooth rhythm.

cw said...

I usually have a Turner Classic Movie on. Occasionally I will glance at the screen, but mostly I just listen. When there was a really good oldie on, my mom would keep me home from school (with the excuse she thought I had a fever) and we'd cuddle up on the couch and watch.

rderrett said...

Music - everything from ACDC, through Joni Mitchell to classical and opera. I used to put on the radio but just got hacked off with the presenters.

Anything really to drown out the noise of my beloved dog snoring loudly beside me!

Becky said...

I either go with silence (a rare treat around here) or a podcast.

Donna said...

I usually have the TV on with a movie I've seen before. If it's a new movie, I get too distracted and will sit and watch and not focus where the needle is going!

Donna
dsharper258@msn.com

Karen said...

If I'm just sewing, I listen to the tv. If I'm FMQ, then I put in the earbuds and crank up the rock-ish music on my mp3 player. Thanks!

Bry said...

Oh man this book looks so fantastic! My fingers are crossed! When I quilt I have to have the tv on. With music I tend to sway/dance to the beat and my sewing lines get all wonky! LOL! Usually I find a season of something to put on whether on netflix or dvd or something.

Jennifer said...

I usually put on a favorite DVD, one I know really well so I don't need to pay attention to it (usually a teen movie from the late 90s/early 2000's like She's All That or a John Hughes film). If one of my absolute fav parts starts, I usually stop sewing and watch that part. I sewed most recently to Never Been Kissed.

adnohr said...

I have a playlist called "Wellies" that's all The Jam, Style Council, and Paul Weller, so it lasts a long time with no repeats, and I can sing along mindlessly. Either that or NPR.

quiltzyx said...

I usually have the TV on - sometimes stuff that I've TiVo'd so I can back it or pause it. If I have music on, it could be anything from Beach Boys to Classical to Jazz to Winona.

Thanks for the chance!

Jenniffier said...

I have been enjoying the austin city limits station on slacker radio.

L said...

Usually podcasts--mostly likely NPR

Christine said...

I (just) have 'family life' playing in the background. That is contentment for me - my favourite occupation and my favourite people. What I have seen thus far of Emily's book really intrigues me.

Mama Spark said...

I have books on my iPod. The current series is by Diana Gabaldon. Love to"read" while I quilt!!

Magoo said...

it depends on the quilt. if its olde school i chill with some Allison Krause, if its modern i rock the house with something loud and upbeat. getting ready to embark on some blocks now...blaring P!nk from the living room! Rock On Yall!

Mommarock said...

Playing in the background.. dogs barking.. oh and the tv. I sit and hand stitch while I "watch" tv. I usually watch the stitching I am doing, and listen to the tv, and occasionally peek at the screen to avoid poking my fingers.. but it does happen.

Marie said...

I usually listen to whatever my husband has on the TV in the next room. I 'watch' most movies this way.

Chelsea said...

I listen to the CBC, Canadian public radio. Which means I end up stopping the machine often so I can listen to the interviews. I really should switch to listening on my ipod!

Kristen said...

I usually have junk tv on...shows on e! Style or Bravo...
If nothing good is on I listen to my Glee Pandora station.

Paula said...

Usually have The Young and the Restless on or What Not to Wear or some senseless nonsense!!! Something I don't have to think about...

Shanna said...

Thanks for being a stop on the blog tour. How fun! As for what I usually have playing in the background. I usually have pandora on with my "rock" music.

Sonja said...

Mostly Harry Potter on DVD. But today I listened to a 30 seconds to mars CD while sewing.

The book looks really nice!

Jenbug said...

Usually it's whatever my husband is watching on tv OR a show I have saved on the dvr :)

Stephanie Zito said...

I escape to my quilting for peace and quiet so I never have any sound on in the background. With two very busy 3 and 4 yr old girls, I look forward to just the wonderful quiet sound of my machine sewing away when I quilt! It's like heaven! Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous book!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I listen to Bluegrass music as I sew and quilt!

Anna said...

Our libraries have free loan non-fiction dvd's so very often a documentary of some sort. Or otherwise I rewatch (re-listen to??) TV series' I own. Currently Hogan's Heroes . . .

Bonnie said...

Just TV or my DH talking to me. We are retired so you might understand.

Trisha said...

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. of course. I've watched all the seasons so many times that I can just listen and watch it in my mind.

Deb said...

I often have Andrea Bocelli on. If my teenage daughter gets to the music first it could be anything!!

Tonya said...

whatever is on tv at the time, right now it's the closer

Sonia B said...

Right now it is kids cartoons on in the background. I just got my first iPod, so I'm working on my mix ;) Thanks for the chance. This book looks awesome!

Amy said...

I usually do most of my sewing at my mom's house, so the only sounds being made are the humming of our sewing machines and mother/daughter bonding over conversation and quilting!

Jill said...

Sometimes I listen to tv shows on hulu, sometimes I listen to music. Lately I've been hooked on the Wail'n Jennys and Mumford and Sons.

free indeed said...

Usually it's a CHristian CD..something inspirational and soothing.

Julie said...

I have on the best music ever when I'm sewing, the sounds of my four children. Really, because I can't hear anything else over them :p

taliana said...

I listen to all sorts of people--Cowboy Mouth, Dave Matthews, Madonna, Lady Gaga and even Bach. I hit shuffle on my phone or iPod and go. :)

Michele said...

I usually don't listen to anything when I'm quilting......just the sound of my kids playing :)

Sarah said...

I listen to NPR a lot, mainly b/c it is hard to quilt when doing my really bad dance moves.

teaginny said...

Trashy TV usually :) Good interview questions!

Brenda said...

I usually play my favorite movies and just listen because I have the image imprinted in my mind. Or listen to a book on CD but sometimes I miss something when I am running my machine full on.

Amiechan said...

My husbands games on his pc mostly. I don't dare having music on if my baby wakes and I can't hear him over the music. But it's good to be in the same room as my love and speak with him as I work! :-D

harleywife57 said...

I like to have HGTV or TBS or ABCFamily and some silly old movie on that I've seen over and over ; I even moved my sewing room because there was no tv in the other one !!

Kathryn said...

I used to try to listen to books on tape, but I missed too much over the sound of my machine. Now I just put on country music channel and go. Kathie L in Allentown

rachandcarl said...

i love to watch old favourites while i am sewing- something where it does not matter if i miss a bit of dialogue! Buffy the vampire slayer is a fav!

Charliegirl said...

We are stationed with the U.S. Army in Germany, so I normally listen to the Army Forces Network radio channel. A taste of home :)

badlandsquilts said...

I am one of those odd ducks that just doesn't do music, it would be too distracting. In college, I could never study with music on either.

Jen said...

whatever I an put on the TV to keep my kids occupied and entertained while i sew.Lately it's been any Scooby Doo movies or shows! I 'heard' every single movie so many times I practically know them by heart, but have never 'seen' any of them! ;)

Joan and Kevin said...

I have the tv on when I sew.

Rosemary P. said...

Just put the ipod on shuffle and we are good to go!

diana said...

Until today I was sure I was enjoying the silence. Today I pieced a quilt with a regular foot, not the walking foot. Now *that*'s silence :)

Ally said...

Mine is usually Toy Story 3 to entertain the kiddos so I can sew :). There is a method to my madness.

SewHappyGeek @ excellcrafts said...

I usually listen to podcasts. I wish I had a telly in my studio! I'm so jealous!

A.J. Dub. said...

It used to be Psych, the Mentalist or NCIS (or Sesame Street if it was not naptime.) UNTIL our free cable was snatched away from us. We had unknowingly been getting free for 5 years and when we needed a question answered about an outage they (and we) discovered their error. We decided to just see if we could go without it for a while so now sewing time is quiet time.

That Wall-e quilt is adorable.

Jacqueline said...

I have everything from a chick flick to big band & swing to country to badddd 80s music... HAHA! I am VERY eclectic! I am waiting till this tour is over to see if I win, and if I dont Im gonna buy the book. I LOVE trip around the world....

Val Laird said...

Anything Tchaikovsky will get the creative juices flowing, the foot stomping and the body swinging ... and hopefully lots of quilting done!

Melody said...

Usually R&B both old and new.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I have concentration problems, so no music in the background. I'm just hearing the sound of my little heater right now....grin.

Billie in TX

Jenn said...

Believe it or not, I listen to talk radio. I'm a total political junkie so it gives me a chance to listen, learn, and create all at once. :)

Marcia W. said...

We have nature playing in stereo - we live on a farm and can listen to the baby calves bellowing, birds chirping, and my absolute favorite - a collection of wind chimes tinkling in the breeze through the pergola. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the combination of modern and traditional blocks in Emily's book photos. Please enter me into the draw.

Sarah said...

I actually have chick flicks playing! Needless to say, it takes a little longer to get a project done, but I can never pass up on an opportunity to watch my flicks!!

Kelli said...

When I quilt I am usually listening to "the Sounds of Silence". No, not the Simon and Garfunkel one, just the quietness of my house. I shut myself up in my sewing room and just quilt away!!

jle819 said...

When I quilt, I listen to whatever happens to be going on in the background (I'm a single mom with four kids) and do my best to referee! LoL But when I have a choice, as in, if the kids are in bed and I'm up past my own bedtime, I will sometimes listen to a television program or movie while I quilt. jody.edwards@yahoo.com

T. Rehder said...

Ah...the sound of silence! Kids are asleep when I quilt and I finally have some peace and quiet!

nattyg said...

I switch back and forth between my pandora station of lifehouse.dashboardconfessional.and usher:)

and lately I've been using netflix on line to watch 30 rock, alias, 24, and the office!

Caroline said...

I just have Spotify on shuffle! With the skip song button close to hand !!

patricia said...

I am going to have to get my hands on this fab book. When I am quilting, I listen to music mostly from when I was in college...before corporate america sucked out all of my creativity. My favorite quilting time song is Mazzy Star's, "Fade into you."

RhonniG said...

For me it's country. As Barbara Mandrell sings "I was country, when country wasn't cool"!

Carol in E TN said...

I like to have the tv on or music while I am quilting. Can't stand just silence!

Merry Made Quilts said...

I have to have mindless dribble on the tv in the background. Something that I've seen before but that I'll still listen to. It's actually a hard line to walk. Too boring and I start singing to fill in the blank in my head. (bad, really really bad and usually Christmas tunes because they're the only ones I seem to remember all the words to) so to save my family's hearing I try to refrain!

Stef said...

Love that Wall-E quilt!

I don't listen to anything when I quilt. I like the quiet.

prairiewhisper said...

There's usually some veggie tales going on, or maybe some PBS kids on the computer. There is almost always some giggling and arguing, maybe some squealing and crashing of toys. Just the music of kids :)

Heidi

Christine M said...

I usually listen to talk back radio when I'm quilting. Or for that matter I have it on all the time when I'm home by myself. I got into this habit when I left work to have my first son. It felt like I was still in the adult world! My boys are now 14, 12 and 10 but I still listen to talk back!

Natalie said...

if I dont have netflix on, then I shake my booty while I iron to 50 cent or jay-z... yeah, kinda of lame, I know!

Sara said...

Today I was listening to some Mumford and Sons (a live bookstore version) that I found on Youtube. Almost done with my Postage Stamps tasks for the week!!

Shelley said...

No music for me while I'm quilting! It's usually when the kiddies are in bed and my hubby is watching hunting... so I hear a lot of Jim Shockey's Hunting Adventures while I quilt!

tpott said...

The Wall-E quilt is sew creative, is that an original pattern? What I listen to when I quilt? NCIS, usually I love Abby & Gibbs(I look up when Mark Harmon speaks). Gotta love man candy!!!!:>

anniem said...

MMMMM good question. The itouch is on random so everything from Xavier Rudd (love that Aussie) to Tracy Chapman to Po'Girls and Tragically Hip--even Il Divo. I'm nothing even not equal opportunity in my musical leanings.

Julie in WA said...

I like it silent when I am quilting, but way too often I can hear Lord of the Rings playing in the den (while daughter and husband watch the dvd). The door is closed, but the non-stop music that runs the entire length of the movie wafts through the cracks and drives me crazy.

Actually, now that I think of it, I do enjoy listening to my daughter practice piano while I am at the sewing machine.

Copper Patch said...

I often end up with the day time tv on so a bit of Dr Phill telling ppl how to fix their life or Oprah giving away squillions worth of stuff. Makes my sewing space seem calm by comparisson :o)
Abbe

Nita said...

I quite enjoy the silence, so I can focus totally on my project......bliss!

Sara said...

Springsteen...'nuff said!

chelsea said...

Lately I've been listening to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer soundtrack. I usually listen to my iPod with the headphones on. Love it.

Neoma said...

I'm listening to cheerful dancemusic! Mostly from Swedish dancebands.
But my latest favourite is Steel Magnolia - Just by being You. That song is totally amazing wonderful!
/Mari

Karen said...

I just put my iPod on shuffle...there's a huge selection! Thanks for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

Branford Marsalis - Eternal

mellow jazz all the way, babe !

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Jim Brickman piano on pandora.com.

marilee said...

when it's not just silence, because the kids are finally asleep. i've got my phone next to me with pandora on it. i really like the "love story" station.

CJ said...

I usually like quiet but lately I've been turning on Pandora to either Steven Curtis Chapman or Point of Grace stations.

Kellie said...

I always have Pandora playing when I quilt and/or sew! Showtunes or mellow 70's music are my go to stations!

Karen P. said...

no music, just my daughters playing. I do like to stitch the binding on while watching a movie tho!

Rachel Locke said...

I usually listen to Harry Potter on my Ipod.
Looks like an awesome book!

P's Q's said...

I mostly listen to red dirt music. My favorite right now is Miranda Lambert. Or I get on a Disney kick and then it will be anything from Mary Poppins to Aladdin.

Patty D from NC said...

If I am FMQ, it is all about Mama Mia - perhaps because Abba was the first album I ever owned. thanks for the giveaway

mascanlon said...

I listen to NPR or watch BBC cozy mysteries, love Miss Marple!

jabeybaby said...

I usually put on the local country station in my sewing room, but since my machine is on the dining table now I'm usually listening to my daughters cartoons :-)

Peaceful Piecer said...

Beatles boxset I got for Christmas. Thanks for a chance to win!

WandaFish said...

Most times I just relish the peace and quiet; others I have the radio or a little Led Zep or Moody Blues :)

carol said...

Faith Hill

Sarah Craig said...

I agree with Emily about streaming Netflix - just today, I quilted to Sleepless in Seattle, Blazing Saddles, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)! And I'd love to win a copy of this book - it looks fabulous!!

Smeeker082 said...

Its usually the tv/movies, mainly because right now my sewing machine is set up in the living room and I have to keep everyone else happy!

Sel. said...

Movies. Ironically, action movies - although usually the ones that I'm really familiar with, so I can keep my eyes on the quilt!

scottylover said...

Hi Rachel! If it is summer time and a weekend, I have the baseball game on. If it is winter, I have ice skating on the TV. I usually listen to the music but stop to watch the skating when it is a name I recognize. Other times it is just the hum of the A/C or heater, depending on the season!
Sandy A

Mimi said...

I listen to whatever the family has going - they know that I'm focused and quite content with sewing and quilting!! Thanks for the chance.

The Purple Turtle said...

when i quilt, i listen/watch one of two things:

1)new/rerun episodes of my favorite shows that i purchase on itunes (Grey's Anatomy, Mad Men, Greek, Glee...)

2)my entire itunes library on shuffle. ::yikes:: this is everything from the entire dave matthews band library, super popular musicals & obscure musicals, some screamer punk, christmas music, josh groban, a little country, kristen chenoweth, GLEE...


i think it's more important for me to have some noise so i don't feel lonely back there in my little studio! =)

Andrew & Tara said...

My husband and I have made a deal that I can sew in the living room (for company) and he can watch football. So maybe sadly, my husband watching football is usually in the background!
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Kris said...

I listen to movies too. Preferably old ones. Like Meet Me in St Louis, Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk etc.

Dianne said...

Always a little A&E or HGTV playing while I quilt just for background noise.

jennthurston said...

The Glee soundtracks. It keeps me happy :D

Amy said...

Music wise - The Black Eyed Peas. TV wise - CNN. You don't really have to pay much attention because they just say the same thing over and over.

Robin said...

I like listening to upbeat stuffs. Currently, it's a mix of Glee, Katy Perry, and the Black Eyed Peas. Now them's some good quiltin' music!

robin said...

I really need a radio in my crafting room so I can listen to some talk radio. But if I'm really concentrating, it must be QUIET!

Summer Killebrew said...

I have this great Pandora station I listen to when quilting. It's a combination of Jewel, The Wallflowers, and Rocco Deluca. It's awesome. :)

Oh, and when my girls are in the room, I add a little Jonas Brothers to the mix.

VickiT said...

I used to have my CD's on all the time while sewing and then my CD player died. Now most of the time I have some weird movie on mostly for noise. I don't even watch many of them in all honesty.

Wendy D. P. said...

I usually have movies on in the background that I've seen a hundred times but still love - anything Jane Austen or similar BBC series :)

Nanbon44 said...

I have the TV on in the sewing room for background noise... most times I put in a DVD and sew, sew, sew to the musicals...Chicago or Mama Mia are the favorites...

Angela B said...

I like to listen to radio shows like Splendid Table.

SarahB said...

I rarely listen to music at home! Usually the background noise when I'm sewing is some kiddie show (so the kids will let me sew for a few minutes) or a random HGTV show late at night.

Vivian said...

I have 10 seasons of the old tv show, Murder She Wrote on dvds. I love Jessica Fletcher. I don't have to watch, just listening to the show and knowing she's there is comforting.

WoolenSails said...

Well, I have been playing irish christmas music, lol.
I guess it is time to swap out the christmas cd's. I love to listen to irish music when I work, it stirs the creative flow.

Debbie

Christne said...

I like to pop in a Golden Girls DVD...I know I am a nerd:)

Michele Hester said...

I generally don't have anything playing, as I am in my studio to escape the chaos of children!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I have a very varied list of musical favorites,could be anything from Top 40, old country like Merle Haggard, Hip Hop/Rap like Nicki Minaj, you just never know! : )

Carole said...

Anything I can sing along with at the top of my lungs. Usually Sarah McLachlan or someone else who has a much better voice than me :)

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Barb said...

I read about all these folks who have movies or TV going and just freak out! LOL I could not do it; I don't care how boring (bad, B-rated) the show was I'd be sneaking peeks. Can you imagine the bandaged fingers? I'll stick with music or just the sound of my machine!

Poppyprint said...

usually nothing, but the kids gave us appleTV for xmas, so now I can turn the TV up in the other room and listen to my iTunes playlist. I've been diggin' the new Mumford & Son's album almost as much as this amazing new book!

Sewhappy said...

No music for me, I sew when there is an opportunity, just me and the tick tick of the machine.

anne said...

I put on the radio and listen to whatever they play....plus people call in and talk about what is happening in Australia/America/Europe....happy stitching

rachelmp said...

My son's ipod drowns out everything so I end up listening to that, like it or not! I also listen to the tv when I am home alone and sewing

Maria said...

Ohhh, looks like a very nice book with lots of lovely projects!

I listen to a lot of Depeche Mode when I quilt, I love how their music gives me time to think while still not leaving me alone with my thoughts if that makes any sense ^^

a.niza said...

i normally listen to Podcast like Quilting Stash but sometimes I just listen to the radio

Oops-Lah said...

I usually listen to audio books. I'm actually addicted to them. Sometimes I also "listen" to the television.

Jill said...

I have the Food Network - thinking of planning dinner yet it never happens!!!

Patty said...

i listen to a variety of music, irish, country, folk, rock,blues or sometimes I listen to books.
thank you very much :^)

Little Miss Shabby said...

Wonderful quilting book! I have nothing going on in the background unless it's my two year old banging away on the piano. Or my little girlies laughing--that's really the best!

Staci said...

I like to stream Pandora, and change stations as my mood changes!
Thanks fora chance to win this wonderful book!

Deb said...

If it's Christmas and I'm sewing, I like gentle Christmas music in the background. If it's any other time, I work best with just quiet and no music. Thanks for the giveaway!

mariaerba said...

I usually put my ipod on shuffle and sew away.
ciao Maria

Polly said...

I play favorite chick flicks in my sewing room whie I sew...like Twighlight series, Moonlight TV series, Sense and Sensibility, old Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks films...stuff I've listened to for years! The book looks awesome!! Thank you for the givaway!

KTMae said...

In the background there is either movies & tv shows to catch up on or an audio book.

Ashley said...

I always have law and order on! haha- Ashley SpurlockA@Comcast.net

Carol Wilhoit said...

I enjoy having it quiet, so I can just let my mind wander.

Shelley said...

Besides quilting, I am a jewelry nut! So I always have on a home shopping jewelry channel. It drives my husband batty, so he leaves me alone--not a bad thing when you want uninterupted quilting time :)

Anita said...

Sometimes I put a DVD in my laptop, or I choose something from Hulu...one time I watched a whole series of Dick Van Dyke for a few days...or I listen to sermons.

I'm going to look for the Quilt Remix book. I really want to make the quilt Walking Uphill Both Ways in the Snow...looks great!

Jansie said...

Love the Wall-E quilt!! I alternate between music and BBC Radio podcasts. They have the best programs on history, science, ethics, psychology, etc. I learn a lot from the BBC and I feel I am engaging both sides of the brain if I'm listening to that and doing something crafty at the same time. Truly the best of both worlds. ;)

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