Colonial Needle Review and Giveaway!

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Welcome to my day of the Colonial Needle Blog Hop – to see the rest of the schedule please go visit my post here and to read more about it please to visit Lily Pad Quilting! If this is your first time to my blog, welcome!

I have absolutely loved working with Colonial Needle’s products the past month! I have had a lot of handwork to get done lately, sewing down quilt bindings, burying threads and some hand quilting. This hop couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time!

The product was most interested in test driving was the Colonial Needle Pebbles.

These are handy little needle carrying cases with an assortment of different types of needles inside. Each Pebble has a different assortment of needles: quilting, beading, household, tapestry, etc.  I immediately opened the Quilting Pebble and got straight to work – here is a close up of some of the stitching I did on my mom’s mother’s day gift.

Sewing with the Pebbles was smooth and easy. They were not overly flexible, I didn’t break a single needle (yeah, I’ve done that…), and they just glided right through all three layers. Love Love Love.  The only thing that was hard for me was getting the needle out of the Pebble, but my hands don’t always like to cooperate with me (the doctors are working on that).  One of the things I liked best, was that I could just throw the entire case into my sewing bag and I didn’t have to worry about my needles getting loose and free ranging in my bag. It was nice to be able to reach in without fear of stabbing myself with a rogue needle (yup, done that more than once!).  I also like that the Quilting Pebble contained 16 different needles ranging in size and length – this meant I always had the right needle when I was working. Can’t get better than that.

Now, I don’t want you to think that Colonial Needle just makes needles, oh no, they make way more than just needles. In the package of products I received from Lily Pad Quilting there were the following products: Safety Pins, Snap Fasteners, Magnets, Stitch Rippers, Measuring Tapes, and Hooks & Bars, AND that was just a sampling of their products! Please visit their website to see their huge assortment of tools that every sewist needs.

I promised a giveaway in the title, didn’t I? Well how about 2 prize packs of assorted Colonial Needle products, each one will include a Pebble Set and a set of their regular needles as well. Then there will be an assortment of all the tools that were in my package. How does that sound? Need a picture to make sure you want in on the goodies…

Each prize pack will include one of everything pictured above (though the needles may be a different type) and possibly more…depends on how much I can fit in the boxes I get!

How can you enter?

1. Be a follower (old or new) and tell me how you follow – there are so many ways to do it in my sidebar!
2. Alert the media – blog, facebook, or tweet about this giveaway – come back and give me the link.

You will have from today, April 19th through Wednesday April 25th (9pm Pacific time) to enter and I will announce the winner on April 26th.  Good luck!

 

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150 Responses to Colonial Needle Review and Giveaway!

  1. Gwen Windham says:

    What a nice pack of goodies!! Thank you for the chance to win! 🙂 I follow on Facebook!!

  2. Gwen Windham says:

    I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Gwendolyn.A1 Thanks again!! 🙂

  3. Lisette Garcia says:

    I’m a fan!

  4. Lisette Garcia says:

    I shared about the give a way on FB. 🙂

  5. Mishka says:

    I have a few packs of John James needles, but have not tried the pebbles yet. I follow you everywhere .. really, I stalk you! LOL Have a safe trip home.

  6. Patti says:

    I am a follower. What a great giveaway, thanks for a chance.

  7. Joyce Carter says:

    Good Morning. I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  8. Teresa says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I’m a Follower on Networked Blogs. By the way I know what you mean about uncooperative hands!!

  9. robin says:

    I follow with Linky.

  10. Joyce Carter says:

    I shared about this giveaway on Facebook.

  11. I’ve been a follower for a while now… You’re on my reading list in my Blogger Dashboard. You’re always a fun read!!

  12. Larissa says:

    I follow via Google Reader!

  13. Gill says:

    I’m a follower via google reader

  14. jmniffer says:

    Love the Pebbles packaging…no more loose needles in my sewing bag! I am a follower with RSS feeds. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  15. Cecilia says:

    I’m a follower on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

  16. Gina S. says:

    I follow by email and FB. 🙂

  17. Ruth B says:

    I follow you with your RSS feed so I never miss a thing!

  18. Sandra V says:

    I already follow you via email.

  19. Lisa L. says:

    Of course I am a follower!! 🙂 (Pretty sure in every way possible. 🙂 )

  20. Lisa L. says:

    🙂 I tweeted and Facebooked!! 🙂

  21. Andrea says:

    The giveaway looks amazing! I hate stray needles in my sewing bag. I follow through Google Reader.

  22. Kathrynn says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, I follow you through Bloglovin.

  23. sandyb says:

    I have been a follower. I follow on facebook, newsletter, twitter and follow your blog.

    Great blog and great giveaway.

    Thank you!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  24. Sallie says:

    I follow via Google reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. I am a regular follower and follow you on FB and through NB. Nice to read your thought on Colonial Needles. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your wonderful giveaway.

  26. Michelle Olsen says:

    I’m an old follower, and I follow through LinkyFollowers. I signed up for it just so I could follow you! Thanks, Melissa, for the chance to win a great giveaway. Glad you’re back & hope you had fun in Victoria.

  27. Robyn says:

    I am always in need of new sewing supplies, so I hope I beat everyone else out and win this thing. I am a follower and that is how i knew all about this fabulous giveaway.

  28. Flying Blind says:

    I am a follower, and loose needles like nobody’s business!

  29. kathy h says:

    I follow you by email. Those pebbles do look like a really good idea. I am usually bringing a pin cushion or some pins in a piece of fabric. Ouch and they get lost pretty easily.

  30. Lisa Marie says:

    Love the little basket full of pebbles — wish the Easter Bunny had brought me that! I follow you by email ever since GFC got cranky and uncooperative. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Mary says:

    I’m a follower on Bloglovin’. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Lisa Cox says:

    I follow you on Facebook and numerous other ways, LOL

  33. Debbe says:

    I’m a follower! What a great prize and very useful as well, you can never have enough needles.

  34. Jacque says:

    LOL I’m not in the draw….just stopped in to say thank you for participating in the hop – great job on the review! Thanks so much, and hope you’ve had a lovely trip. (The hugs from a little one make it even sweeter when you arrive home!)

  35. Judy says:

    I am now following your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  36. Ellen M. says:

    I follow by email. Thanks for the chance to win these great & very useful goodies!!

  37. Susan says:

    I follow by e-mail and facebook. Thanks for the chance to win these wonderful goodies!

  38. Lori Smanski says:

    what a wonderful idea. packaging different needles like this. I am a follower by email

  39. Vail in tn says:

    I am following your sewing related boards on Pintrest

  40. Marjorie says:

    I am a follower by email….love your prizes….hope to get in on it.
    Thank you

  41. mo says:

    I follow via email. 🙂 Thanks for the review (and the giveaway!).

  42. Christi P. says:

    I follow you by email notification…thanks for the giveaway. I am obsessed with needles and love the looks of the Pebbles!!

  43. Christi P. says:

    I tweeted the giveaway, but am sad to say that I don’t know how to leave you a link. My twitter name is cjopike….thanks!!

  44. Allison C says:

    Yay goodies! I haven’t worked with snap fasteners yet, but it is on the list. They just seem intimidating for some reason. I follow via google reader 🙂

  45. Rhonda H. says:

    I’m a follower; I get your posts via email. Thanks for chance to win!

  46. Jennie P. says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I follow you with RSS in my google reader 🙂

  47. i get you by e-mail and have follower for a while

  48. Maryellen M says:

    I follow via Networked blogs. I’m really interested in trying some of these products. Thanks!

  49. Anna says:

    What a nice give-a-way. I broke two needles last night – so I need the prize. I didn’t take the time to put my walking foot on my machine, so I broke needles. I know better – you taught me! I do follow you!

  50. lynn says:

    thanks for the giveaway- i follow via email

  51. Connie says:

    Great giveaway! I follow you on FB and BlogLovin!

  52. Carrie P. says:

    great giveaway.
    I am a follower.

  53. Jodi G. says:

    What a giveaway package! I’m feeling the need for some Pebbles. I do different kinds of projects so the wide variety Colonial Needle has is awesome. I’m a follower in all the ways I think I can be. hehe. I follow you via email, FB, BlogLovin, Twitter, Networked Blog and Pinterest. I’m normal… I mean, doesn’t everyone follow like that? hehe.

    Thank you and Colonial Needle for a super duper giveaway and a chance to win some awesome items!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  54. Maria Kievit says:

    Been a follower for a while now via FB. Love your blog. And thanks for the giveaway.

  55. MarciaW says:

    Used to follow through google but then changed. Now, I follow your blog through bloglovin so get to see a preview every time you post! Thanks for the chance to win some great Colonial Needles and notions. I use Thimble-Its instead of a thimble. Love them.

  56. Diann Cornell says:

    I follow via e-mail.

  57. Betty says:

    Hello and I follow you on Google email. Would love to win those needles, a quilter can never have toooo many! Thanks!

  58. Rachelle says:

    Lovely prize; I follow on Google Reader

  59. Nancy w says:

    Ohhow I truly enjoy reading your blog daily! Such inspiration and product reviews. Thanks!

  60. Margaret says:

    I am a follower. I just want to thank you for all the stuff I have learned in the last year by reading and following your blog. You always have great ideas and information. Thanks for being such an awesome blogger.

  61. mammafairy says:

    Nice giveaway, I follow you on my blogs connection, do not ask which ‘method’ that is, I just know you pop up on my sidebar, and I read you! I was worried I might lose you when google reader went, but, no, you keep on popping up!

  62. Michele T says:

    This is an amazing prize package!! oooooweeee! I am a follower! Thanks!

  63. Michele T says:

    I tweeted @mimistarquilter

  64. GG says:

    Hi Melissa,
    I am a follower of your blog via email, a follower now on Networked Blogs, on Facebook, Pinterest and on Twitter. Nice GiveAway!

  65. Carla G says:

    I’m a follower on fb, rss and email. 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win these fabulous items!

  66. Janine says:

    I follow by e-mail. I appreciate your having an e-mail option as I haven’t figured out google reader or what exactly rss is. I never miss a post when it comes directly to my inbox.

  67. lynda Morrissette says:

    I am a new follower by e-mail. Thanks so much

  68. gfc follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  69. oops don’t have gfc anymore.

    email subscriber
    also
    twitter and pinterest followers

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  70. Patty d says:

    I follow. Tanks for chance to win. The pebble sounds good.

  71. Renee G says:

    I follow on facebook (Renee Grandinetti)
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  72. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I’m a follower by email. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  73. KatieQ says:

    I follow you by email. Thanks for offering the giveaway. It looks super.

  74. Crystal says:

    I follow your blog and I follow on FB as well.

  75. Linda S. says:

    I’m following you via email now. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Rina says:

    I follow your blog and on Facebook. Thanks for the review of the needles. It’s hard to fine good ones and a recommendation from you goes a long way.

  77. Brenda Howard says:

    Hi I am glad to have the chance to win the prize. I am one of your followers.

  78. Brenda Howard says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway at

    Colonial Needle Review and Giveaway! staging.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/?p=1908 via @CraftyMamaD— Brenda Howard (@brenda90159) April 20, 2012

  79. LeAnne L says:

    I’m an old follower and I follow by email.

  80. Jane says:

    I follow you on Facebook and have your site bookmarked on my “favorites” list so it’s easy to check! Thanks for the give away.

  81. Jennyroo says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I follow via the google RSS subscriber thinamajig! I open my google reader, and your blog posts are there!

  82. Jennyroo says:

    And I tweeted the giveaway! @Jennyroo1

  83. Andrea Franklin says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I already follow your blog and on Facebook!

  84. Béatrice says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I already follow you by email.

  85. tubakk says:

    Hello. I’ve been a follower for a time now. To be sure to find all your interesting things, I’ve now put me on your e-mailing list. Thank you for the giveaway!

  86. Cherise says:

    I follow you via facebook! 🙂

  87. Lizzie says:

    Wow, those Pebbles seem awesome! Already konw that the needles are great. I follow you on Blogger and by newsletter, so I never miss a thing 🙂

  88. Mhairi says:

    I get your updates with Google Reader but I have also put you on my bloglovin list.

  89. Janet S. says:

    Love that Pebble. What a convenient way to carry your needles. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower via email.

    Janet

  90. Barb N says:

    Hi! I follow you on Bloglovin’ and get a nice email in my In Box every time you post!

  91. melissa says:

    Hi! I follow your blog’s rss feed. Thanks for offering this giveaway. 🙂

  92. Bonnie Larson says:

    Hi Melissa
    I am a follower. Great giveaway. here’s hoping

  93. Cheryl says:

    I’m a follower of your’s on Facebook.

  94. Sue says:

    I am a follower, by emails telling me you have a new blog entry.

    thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

  95. Cal says:

    Hello!
    I subscribe via email.
    Good needles are really useful and often overlooked. The same with a good seam ripper!

  96. Second Chance Tan says:

    I follow on my blogger dashboard. Thanks for the chance with this give away x

  97. Sandra says:

    I follow through email.

  98. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    I am a regular follower and think this give away is very nice, indeed.

  99. Jeanne says:

    I follow you everywhere you are! :O)

  100. Nicole Sender says:

    Like you on fb: Nicole Sender
    Linky follower: Nicole Sender

  101. Kathy says:

    I follow you on Networked Blogs. What a great giveaway…..thanks for the opportunity. Your photos are amazing…

  102. Allison Gougeon says:

    I’m a follower! Would love to try their wonderful products. Thanks for a chance.

  103. Joyce Spaulding says:

    Now following….thanks so much!!

  104. I follow you just about everywhere ! twitter ; facebook ; blog ; just can’t seem to get rid of me now ! 😀

  105. Sequana says:

    I’m a new follower in my bloglovin Reader.
    Those snaps in that prize pack look GREAT to try out!

  106. Kelie says:

    I’m a follower by email! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!!!!!!!!

  107. Jqluo says:

    I follow you via Google Reader.

  108. Karen A says:

    I signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  109. Jessica says:

    I am a follower on FB and Bloglovin’
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  110. Debra Leee says:

    I follow by The Linky Tool!

  111. Bente says:

    Hi Melissa,
    Great and useful giveaway, I do follow you by bloglovin and your blog is in my bloglist, I do always know whats new here ….smile

  112. Kd Brown says:

    I am a follower of yours on Facebook. 🙂

  113. Ann Marie says:

    I follow through networked blogs, and on facebook too.

  114. Jodi G. says:

    Welcome home! Hope you and DH had a super time together. It is hard to be away from the little ones, the homecomings are always nice though and I’m sure she had a great time as well. Great pics you posted today. Oh and I tweeted about your neat giveaway!

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  115. Aniza says:

    Awesome giveaway. I am a subscriber of your blog!! Thanks!

  116. SewLindaAnn says:

    I Follow thru Google Reader, that’s where I read all my blog subscriptions.

  117. Alexandrea M says:

    I follow you via networked blogs, thanks for more info on the pebbles, I wasn’t sure just what they were like!

  118. Marty Askins says:

    I am a loyal follower of yours.

  119. Marty Askins says:

    I posted about this review and giveaway on facebook.

  120. bobbie says:

    following via googlereader!

  121. Karen O says:

    I follow your wonderful blog via email these days. Thank you for the great giveaway.

  122. Binks says:

    I’m a total facebook follower.

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  124. Mary says:

    I’m a follower using RSS, would love some new sewing bits ready for the FQ Retreat in London! thanks for the chance to win.

  125. Vicki B. says:

    Facebook follower! thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Susan says:

    Look at all those goodies! Facebook, Twitter and your blog…I follow them all just wish I had more time to reach out and comment more often. 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win – those needle pebbles are so cute!

  127. JOANNA says:

    I’m a fan, I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for a great giveaway.

  128. Ruth B says:

    I follow you on Facebook and I looooove Colonial products!

  129. Ellen says:

    I am a new follower!

  130. Deb H. says:

    Would love to win this collection.

  131. Nancy says:

    I’m a follower through email. Thanks so much for the chance.

  132. Mary C says:

    I follow you via email. What a great giveaway!!

  133. i follow you by e-mail

  134. I follow by email powered by Google.
    It has been such a treat to follow your blog.

    Thanks for all you do and share with us.

    Debbie

  135. Nancysue says:

    I follow via email. Thank you for participating in the blog hop! How fun!

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