Tool Craze Blog Hop and Giveaway!

We’re thrilled to announce the start of the Tool Craze Blog Hop, a month-long event that celebrates the love of quilting and the use of tools to create beautiful, unique designs. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design, who have generously provided the 25 participating Island Batik Ambassadors with their tools. The challenge is to incorporate these tools and any coordinating Studio 180 Design‘s Technique Sheets into their quilts, using the new Island Batik collections. We can’t wait to see the amazing and creative designs that come out of this project!

Not only will the Tool Craze Blog Hop be a feast for the eyes, but there will also be three giveaways and six prizes up for grabs! These include bundles of new Island Batik collections, which will be featured during the hop.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the Tool Craze Blog Hop and the joy of quilting! We encourage everyone to follow along with the Blog Hop and discover Studio 180 Design tools, new techniques, tips, and inspiration for your own quilting projects. Stay tuned for updates and exciting developments throughout the month-long event. Let’s get sewing!

If you’re new to Island Batik Ambassador Blog Hops, every Friday we post round-ups of the quilts featured during that week and announce new giveaway bundles of the Island Batik collections, highlighted during the hop. Be sure to visit all the Ambassadors’ blogs to read more about the Studio 180 Design‘s tools they used, discover their inspiring creations, read the stories behind each project and participate in their bonus giveaways!

The full list of Ambassadors’ names, collections they will be using in their projects, and their post dates are as follows:


May 1

Susan Deshensky, Lady Blue Quilts

Randi Jones, Randi’s Roost

May 2

Elita Sharpe, Busy Needle Quilting

Mania Hatziioannidi, Mania for Quilts

May 3

Brittany Fisher, Bobbin with Brittany

Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts

May 4

Connie Kauffman, Kauffman Designs

Denise Looney, For the Love of Geese

May 5

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 1 and Giveaway


May 8

Reed Johnson, Blue Bear Quilts

Sandra Starley, Textile Time Travels

May 9

Gail Sheppard, Quilting Gail

Lana Russel, Lana Quilts

May 10

Emily Leachman, The Darling Dogwood

Claudia Porter, Create with Claudia

Anorina Morris, Samelia’s Mum

May 11

Brenda Alburl, Songbird Designs

Jennifer Thomas, Curlicue Creations

May 12

Blog Hop Round-Up Week 2 and Giveaway


May 15

Victoria Johnson, Forever Quilting for You

Leah Malasky, Quilted Delights

Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine

May 16

Renee Atkinson, Pink Tulip Quilting

Sarah Pitcher, Pitcher’s Boutique

May 17

Suzy Webster, Websterquilt

Preeti Harris, Sew Preeti Quilts

Lisa Pickering, Lisa’s Quilting Passion

May 18

End of Blog Hop + Final Round Up

We will begin sharing the quilts next week, but the first giveaway starts today! To celebrate the kick-off of the Tool Craze Blog Hop, we are giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of the complete Island Batik collections by Kathy Engle – Let It Snow or Make a Wish!

To enter for your chance to win one of the two prizes above, follow the simple Rafflecopter prompts below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on May, 5 at 11:59 pm PST. Two random winners will be notified by email on May, 6 and announced on our Facebook page on May, 9. Please check your spam folders! If the winners do not respond within the first two days after being notified, two new random winners will be chosen and notified.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see all the striking quilts that we will start sharing next week!

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