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Monday, April 16, 2012

Colonial Needle Blog Hop & Giveaway

Today, SewCalGal gets to participate in a fun blog hop hosted by Jacque (Lilypad Quilting) and sponsored by  Colonial Needle. And, I'm happy to be able to share insights on a few of their products that I have had a chance to check out.

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The Colonial Needle is the sole distributor of English needles in the US.  They offer a broad selection of high quality needles, and other sewing notions, which are available in various quilt shops, sewing centers, catalog companies and through their online store.

They have a very handy horseshoe shaped magnet.  It is lightweight, portable and quite powerful.  This seems like a great magnet to take with you to sew-cials, as well as use in your sewing room.  Can you guess how many pins it picked up ?

They have a handy seam ripper that is quite sharp, with an excellent point.  It too is very portable.  I used it to do a repair on a heavyweight tote with mesh handles and it did an excellent job removing those threads, where I'll do a quick repair to fix this tote.  I am particularly fond of the size of this seam ripper (~3 1/2" secured in the case and ~ 4 1/2" with the case attached as a handle, when in  use).

Colonia Needles also  offers a large selection of needles (not all shown here).  They have the traditional package needles, as well as a number of needle types in a very handy "Pebbles" container.


The Pebbles Needles are available in a variety of needle types (Household, Beading, Chenille, Darning, Embroidery, Quilting, Sharps and Tapestry needles).  This needle case is truly one of the best I've ever seen.  Love it!
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Their lightweight, yet durable, measuring tape is also an excellent tool to take to retreats, classes, sew-cials, as well as to have in your sewing room.  This little gadget is so handy you'll want to take it every place.


I hope you will visit all of the participating blogs in this Colonial Needle Blog hop this week. Each participating blog will be sharing insights about various products available at Colonial Needle, as well as hosting a giveaway.  Here is the lineup:
Sunday, April 15 – Snoodles at Lilypadquilting
Monday, April 16 –SewCalGal  {where you are at today}
Tuesday, April 17 – Gene Black and Alabama Artist and Quilter
Wednesday, April 18 –HillbillyHandiworks
Thursday, April 19 – SewBittersweet Designs
Friday, April 20 – It’s So Kiki
Saturday, April 21 – Love Affair with my Brother
Sunday, April 22 – Catpatches


Did I mention a giveaway?  Five lucky winners will be receiving a bundle of products from Colonial Needle (e.g. Needle, magnet, measuring tape, seam ripper etc).  To clarify, this picture is not an exact representation of what is in each bundle, but is a general image showing the types of products to be included in the five bundles.

Are you interested in winning a bundle of products from Colonial Needle?  Simply leave a comment on this post, with your best guess as to how many pins the magnet picked up.  I will randomly draw a winner, from those that correctly guesses the number of pins picked up (e.g. this is necessarily the max # this magnet can pick up, but the number of pins I had on my sewing table).  Winners will be announced on Friday, April 20th.

No-reply/anonymous entries (e.g. entries where your settings do not allow me to contact you) will not be eligible to win.  If you are not certain, embed your email address in your message.


For more information on Colonial Needle products, visit their site:
www.colonialneedle.com

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Fiona said...

they have a lot of great products... thanks for the chance for some of them to come and work for me....I think there are 17 pins...

Hugz

Gill said...

I like the look of the pebbles - great idea!
I think the answer is 16!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love John James Needles! I think there are 17 pins.

Mhairi said...

I think it might be 16. I have counted 16 tops and 16 points but I am sure I am missing some. Oh well, I guess I have to buy some needles instead.

Sharon said...

I really like the peebles and hope to either see these in the stores are would be nice to win one...thanks for the info on them and I am going to guess 18....

Diann said...

I think 17 pins.

Dawn said...

I count 16

Swedish Scrapper said...

I think there are 16!

Monika said...

I think there are 17 pins :-) I could so do with one of these, I forever drop my pins on the floor!

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Sandra said...

I think there is 17 pins.

Deb G. in VA said...

I think there are 17 pins. Thanks for the giveaway!

Quilterbell said...

Could be 17? Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen M said...

Just to be different, I'll say it picked up 18 pins.

Christine M said...

My guess is 16 pins.

Susan said...

I think there are 16 pins on the magnet. Thanks for the chance to win.

charlotte said...

I am guessing 17, my lucky number...I hope.

Sunnybec said...

I am going to say 17 pins. Thanks for the giveaway.

Purl Buttons said...

I think 17 if I understood the qualifications for answering correctly.

Ruth said...

I'm going to guess 19.

Teresa said...

Well it looks like about 18 to me.

Cathy said...

I count 17 pins! cathyquiltsalot@yahoo.com

Becky said...

I've counted 14, but will say 15. I've tried some of their needles. They are wonderful. Thanks for a great review!

Ramona said...

I believe there are 15 pins. Thanks for the review. Have never used their product.

Sherrill said...

I counted 17 pins that were picked up. Love that Magnet!

Debbie said...

Love these needles...and really need a magnet like this. I guess 17 pins.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

I think there are 15 pins.
Thanks for sharing the info on Colonial and the chance to win something awesome.

Patti said...

My guess is 17 pins. Thanks for a chance.

Dot said...

I think it will pick up 27 pins.

Ray and Jeanne said...

My guess is 18 pins. Love the needles! ~Jeanne

Heather said...

I am guessing 17 pins. I counted 16 and added one for good measure. :)

Carrie P. said...

what a great giveaway.
I am guessing 16 pins.

Teresa said...

Oh boy, there are times I could really use that magnet. I guess 16

krisgray said...

I'll guess 17 pins. Great giveaway!

qwilltr said...

I think 17. I haven't tried this product but I will now!

Kathryn said...

I'm guessing 17 pins. It looks like a great package of gifts. Thanks. Kathie L in Allentown

Gwen said...

What a wonderful prize package!! Hope I win! :-) I think that there are 16 pins?! :-)

Lisa Cox said...

I'm going to guess 16 pins.

Diane Wild said...

I'm guessing 21. Thanks.

marilyn said...

17 pins. I need some new needles. My daughter had some hand sewing to do yesterday and used a huge yarn needle. She made me laugh!

Nancy said...

My best guess is 16 pins.

Snoodles said...

I'm not in the draw, of course, just stopping by to say "thanks" for a great review and post!

robin said...

I'm guessing 17 pins. Or more. Ha.

Margaret said...

I am guessing 17 pins

Annette said...

what a great little bundle you have there for a give away.I'm counting 15 that is with out my glasses.
in stitches

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

I counted 15 but at first I got 13 -- then I saw two more. So my guess it 15!
Thanks for the chance to win!

~Kelie~ said...

I'm not so good at the guessing game, but I am counting 15. I may have missed one or two, but I guess I'll stick w/ 15!! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize!

hope said...

My guess would be 18.

Rosa said...

I`m guessing 15 pins

MC said...

I'm gonna say 17, thanks for the chance!

KrisD said...

I'm going to say 16 pins. Thanks! I haven't seen John James needles in a while...nice to know where I can get some.

Leslie said...

It looks like 16 pins to me, but it's Monday. Thaks for a chance at the goodies. I LOVE these needles.

B Greene said...

I really think it is 16, but my "Final Answer" guess is going to be 18. I figure I missed a couple here or there :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Lynn said...

My guess is 17...hard to tell as not all the heads are the same, very sneaky of you!

betty said...

I am thinking it is 17 ....thanks for the chance!

paulette said...

I also think 17...but will go with 18...no taken...19 pins! Whew! Thanks for the chance!
Paulette

ELNM said...

I think it picked up 15. Thanks for the chance to win!

QuiltSue said...

I think there are 17 pins. At least, I hope there are!

McKenna C. said...

I'm gonna say 18. Thanks for the giveaway!

kc said...

I'm thinking it picked up all the pins you had on the table! Maybe about 16!

It sure looks handy, just like all the goodies!! Thanks for the chance to win such cool prizes!

Donna Joy said...

Magnets are very helpful to pick up 16 pins, sure is faster than using fingers
Sure would love such a wonderful prize pack.

Heather said...

I will guess 25 pins. I need a magnet so badly. LOL

Judith said...

What great products....I counted 17 pins. I could use the magnet over at my office. I am always stepping on pins. Judith, Texas

sherry said...

i think it is 18...pins that is...looks like a great tool to have.

Cathi said...

I'm guessing there are 17 pins.

Linda said...

I'll guess 18.
thanks for the prize!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen anyone guess 19, so will go with that. Magnet would sure come in handy and I can never find my measuring tape. More handquilting needles are always welcome. Thanks for the chance.
Pat
patricia dudek at yahoo dot com

Phyllis said...

My guess is 17. Thanks for the giveaway...love it!

Kristi said...

My guess is 19. I love quilting ingenuity!

Jennifer Gail said...

I'll guess 22.

~ Julie ~ said...

I'm going to guess 18??? Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway!!! :)

Liz - Moments said...

I love giveaways !!!
I guess 16 needles

Nancy said...

Picture aside? I'd say the magnet is pretty strong, so will guess it could pick up 42 pins from your work surface.

annmarie said...

I guess 16 pins. Thanks for the review & the chance at some goodies!

Kathleen said...

my best guess would be 15 needles....I love the items on this giveaway...thank you

bairdmtn said...

I am guessing 25 pins!

Cornwoman said...

I think that there are 17 pins in that photo of the magnet. Those pods look like they'd be great needle cases!

RSHudson said...

I'm guessing 17; thanks for chance to win! (marshudson at comcast dot net)

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I'm guessing 16 needles. My feet and husband would love one of those magnets! I bought some John James needles at The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and can highly recommend them.

Laine said...

I'm guessing 17. This is a great giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to win these great notions.

lsandes@comcast.net

Eileen said...

I think there are 17 pins on the magnet. I used to have a horseshoe magnet, but somehow when my boys were small---it disappeared...
thanks for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

I counted 17 on the magnet shown. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pamela said...

I think I'll go for 18 - wouldn't that be handy for getting those dropped ones out from under my sewing table? Thanks!

Flying So High said...

I counted 15 but I'm sure some are hiding. Thanks for all the information you share!

AJ said...

I'm guessing 17. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherry said...

I am guessing 16 pins on the magnet. I think that is one item I definitely need in my sewing room.

Binks said...

My guess is that it picked up 17 of your pins. But I have a sneaking suspicion that that little bad boy can pick up a ton more...

Beth said...

My guess is 15. Thanks for being part of the hop.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Meghan said...

I'm counting 17, thanks!

ritainalaska said...

my guess is 19 pins. always thought a needle was a needle ... now it looks like i'm going to learn something about them.

rgoshorn@ak.net

Marcia W. said...

Guess is 17 pins by this follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to win some nifty Colonial notions.

Quilter in the Gap said...

i think it picked up 21 pins. I am guessing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

It looks like 17 to me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Pippa Parsons said...

I think there is 17, I'm a follower and thanks for great giveaway

Colleen said...

I think there are 17. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa Marie said...

Looks like 17 to me. Thanks for the chance to win all these great products!

Deb said...

I'm going to guess 17.

Anita said...

I love their needles, especially the pebbles :) I think there are 17 pins on the magnet. Thanks for the chance to win!

KatieQ said...

I counted 17 pins. Thanks for the lovely blog hop.

Ariane said...

I counted 17! I hope I'm right. Thanks for the wonderful review and giveaway!!!

Nurseli said...

My guess is 16. Thanks!

JCnNC said...

I am counting on 17 being the number because it is my lucky number. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. Judy C

Linda said...

What a fun way to comment. Since I'm guessing that the picture you showed isn't of ALL the pins you picked up from your table, I'm going to say 28 pins. Thanks for the chance to win.

Crickets Corner said...

I can't tell if it's 16 or 17 so I'll go with 17. Thanks So Much!

Ella said...

I'm going with 16.

Mom C said...

I think 16.Thanks.

Grams said...

It looks like 16 pins to me

Vail in tn

Patti said...

I'm guessing 17 pins! Thanks for the giveaway.

Joanna said...

My guess is 15. Thanks for introducing me to Colonial Needle.

The Village Queen said...

I count 17. And Id love some Colonial Needles. Shopped all over trying to find decent hand embrodery needles with a clean eye. The needles in the chain stores are so mass produced they are rough and not well made. Good to have an other source. Thanks!

Mimi said...

I'm pretty sure that there are 17 there! Thanks for the chance!!

pinsandneedles said...

I'm guessing 18 pins were picked up. Thanks for the chance!

Lyn said...

I will guess 18, Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennie P. said...

I'm guessing 17 pins :) I love magnet pin picker uppers!

Linda E in AZ said...

Looks like 17 to me. Great products!

Flaviabis said...

I think there are 17 pins.
Flavia

harleywife57 said...

16 is my guess ! thanks for the fun post !

Cheryl said...

My guess is 16 pins on a very cute magnet!

Kathy H said...

I think there are 17 pins. It is hard to find a really strong magnet.

Rachelle said...

I counted 16, so I hope I'm right.

jmniffer said...

Great prize package. I love the Pebble's packaging. I counted 16 pins...I hope I am right!

Jen said...

I'm guessing 16 pins! Thanks!

gccmom said...

I think there are 17 pins.

Joyce Carter said...

I am going to say there are 16 pins on the magnet. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Diane said...

17. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I think it will pick up 22 pins.
Carol
cicicarman@gmail.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great opportunity ...thanks for this giveaway

Paula H said...

My guess is 14 and I LOVE gadgets!

Mystica said...

I'd go with sixteen pins on the magnet. Thanks for sharing.

cakegirl said...

I think I see 17 pins on the magnet. Thanks for a great and very useful giveaway.

Cloud 9 said...

My guess is 17 pins.

scottylover said...

Great prizes! My guess is 15 pins.

Cat said...

Thanks for the opportunity for such great prizes. My guess is 17 pins.

crafter1953 said...

Hi, my guess is 17.Great giveaway thank you.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

I have tried John James needles before and love them. I really want to try the pebble though! Love the magnet and it would be fun to use as well.

Thank you and Colonial Needle for a great giveaway and a chance to win some neat products. My guess is 17 pins on your magnet.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Rhonda D. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I think there are 16 pins on the magnet!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda said...

I think there are 17 pins on the magnet. Hopefully it might be my turn to win!!!

Janet said...

I'm guessing 17 pins. Hope I'm right!

JaneB said...

I think that there are 16 pins on the magnet. Thank you for your review of these products. I was in the process of going through my embroidery needles (some need to be replaced). I'll wait to see if I'm one of the lucky winners! Thank you.

Deb said...

Oh my...I'll guess 20 although that's hard to come up with the right answer. Thank you for the chance.

thegoose said...

I'm going to go with 18 pins. :) I hope I'm right!

Michelle said...

My guess is there was 17 pins picked up, I've not tried the pebble needles yet so thanks for the opportunity to win some!

Julie said...

I will guess 19 pins. Thanks

Maricarmen said...

I can see 16 pins on the magnet...Right? I hope so ...

Maricarmen said...

I can see 16 pins on the magnet...Right? I hope so ...

JoyceLM said...

My guess is 14 pins. Thanks for the chance to win.

CynthiaT59 said...

Hmmmmm....my guess is 16 pins. Thanks!

Sally King said...

Good morning Darlene. My eyes are blurry this morning. However, I believe I counted 15 pins.
Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

M-R said...

My guess is 16. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...

I believe there are 17 pins. Thanks for the opportunity - I've never tried Colonial needles!

The Quiltwhinny said...

18 pins. Love the magnet!

GG said...

My eyes may deceive me but I it looked like 15 pins.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Willa said...

I am guessing 19.

LeAnne said...

I counted 18 pins, but my eyes aren't as good as they used to be.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

LOL - what fun to count, and recount those pins! I'm going to say 17 is my final answer. (Nice product, BTW.)

Cecilia said...

I counted 18 pins. Thanks for the giveaway. I really like their needles.

Exuberant Color said...

I think there are 17 pins. What a great giveaway!

Rachel said...

I think there are 16 pins. Thanks!

sandyb said...

I am guessing 25 - this was fun!!!

Thank you

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Abbigail said...

Im think it picked up 17. thanks for another blog hop!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I will guess 22 pins. Great job that magnet does. Thanks for a very fun giveaway.

Laceflower said...

I believe it is 16 pins on the magnet.
Laceflower at G mail dot com

Lynne said...

I believe there are 17 pins on the magnet. Would LOVE to win and get any help I can get on "trying" to learn to hand quilt.

Kelly said...

My guess is 15 pins.

Judy1522 said...

My guess is 18 pins. Thank you for a chance to win.

ytsmom said...

I guess 23.

Jessica Jo said...

22!

Melanie Logsdon said...

15 pins
kmrel4@gmail.com

quilt happy said...

i guess 20

Richard Healey said...

31 pens

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com
http://trackmyshows.com

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like John James needles for hand quilting. I guess 17 pins picked up with the magnet. Thanks for the chance.

teachpany said...

I think you got 16 pins that time. I can't wait to find out the right number! Thanks for the info, and I'm glad I heard of the blog hop.

Donna said...

I'm guessing 17 pins. I hope I'm right.

Kate Brown said...

I counted 17... which usually means I am one off one way or the other but I am sticking with it. :)

Sandi said...

I counted 16 pins. Love the look of the pebble; it might end the mess of needles I usually end up with in the bottom of my handwork box.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu acho que 17 ,obrigada pela chance,tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

evelyn said...

Seventeen pins is my guess.

Anda W said...

I counted 17 pins on the magnet. awolk at rogers dot com

tpott said...

My count was 17 pins. I love the look of hand quilting, I'd love to learn. If I were good at it, it would be a BIG bonus. Good luck all! ;-> Toni Anne

Leah said...

I`m going to guess 16!

Jacquelin said...

Creo que hay 16 agujas. ¡Buen invento!

Debbie said...

I think there's 19 pins, Darlene! As always, great review of the goodies.

Carol said...

I guess it picked up 17.
Carol bobbygable@bellsouth.net

Cherise said...

I'm guessing 18. :)

MoeWest said...

My guess is 15 pins. Thanks for the giveaway.

hueisei said...

I guess 19. Thanks! :)

Needled Mom said...

Would it be 17??????

Kathleen C. said...

I love needles! I think that's because I started as a hand appliquer, then moved on to patchwork. And I've always been a hand quilter. I've ordered from Colonial Needle once and would love more of their great products.
I'm guessing 17 pins on the magnet. Thanks!

Kristine said...

I'm guessing 18 pins.

Kd Brown said...

What a great giveaway, SewCalGal! I think the magnet picked up 17 pins.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

My first thought was 20 pins, so I hope that´s the lucky number ☺
Thanks for the chance to win.
Bente

Kathrynn said...

I'm guessing that the magnet picked up 13 pins. Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway.

Mare said...

My guess is 16 pins hoping that's the right number.

Rita said...

wow! very nice giveaway! strained my eyes until they hurt, but it looks like there's 17 pins hanging on to that magnet. please count me in, thank you!

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Bev C said...

Hello,

I counted 15 pins, Thanks for the opportunity to win. I do have some of the needles that come in the pink container, I bought at a craft show a few years back.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Carla G said...

I counted 17 pins! Thanks for a chance to win some of these great items! :)

Anonymous said...

No I do not use Pinterest, I don't have time to follow every "board" like facebook, twitter, and now pinterest.....email is enough to follow. I have other things to do.

nicolesender said...

I'm counting 15 pins!
nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kristy fordhook1 said...

I got 18 pins. Businessksa(at)aol(dot)com

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