May Giveaway Day!

Once again, it is Giveaway Day over at Sew, Mama, Sew. Check out their many links to generous people giving away neat things. And read on for my little gift to you.

A while back, I posted about making little cutlery roll-ups for some picnic-loving friends. Amusingly, these were the first thing I had ever quilted, I made up the pattern myself (having, of course, never quilted), and I now recognize many follies in the planning process. And so, nice readers, allow me to redeem myself.

I can’t promise that it will be perfect, but I can say that your cutlery roll will be slightly less bulky than those pictured below, and it will help remind you to tote your own knife and fork and spoon, create a little less waste, and, perhaps most importantly, it will make you picnic-ready as spring gives way to summer and all the lazy, blanketed, outdoor days that surely lie before you.

All you have to do to win your very own picnic roll and be super prepared for picnics, office lunches, etc.,  is leave a comment on this post. Please note that, in addition to being a bit more sleek and less puffy than the one above, yours will be made of different fabrics, so it will look a little different overall.

Be sure to include your email address in the appropriate field when you comment so I can let you know if you’ve won (you don’t have to put it in the body of the post), and comment by the end of the day on May 20. A winner will be chosen at random on May 21 and notified by email.

Don’t forget to visit Sew, Mama, Sew for your shot at many more fantastic goodies. Happy May Giveaway Day!


222 responses to “May Giveaway Day!

  1. That is such a clever idea! Especially as I take my lunch to work every day.

  2. Oh – they are cute, cute, cute! What a neat idea and I can see them being an all the time accessory in my mama bag with little people spoons. Please count me in!

  3. I think it looks great…not poofy at all! 🙂
    And feel free to visit my giveaway too!
    seemommysew @ gmailDOTcom

  4. Thanks for the chance to win! It looks great! and perfect for summer.

  5. These are perfect to take camping as well! I love the idea and your first effort looks so beautiful!

  6. What an awesome idea!!! My cutlery always roams free in my handbag; lurking waiting to stab me when I go looking for my mobile phone!

    Thank you so much for making this giveaway available!

  7. Hey so cute. WE are traveling a lot this summer and the picnic roll would be awesome. Be sure to check out the giveaway over at my blog.

  8. Ooh! Great idea! I might have to make myself something similar… I take a lunch every day and this would really help me keep track of my silverware! I hate it when my forks and spoons end up in the bottom of my bag, it’s just unpleasant to find them at the end of the day.

  9. What a clever idea! Great product.

  10. What a great idea—you did a nice job! Thanks for entering me in your drawing!

  11. We are huge picnic-ers, and this is great!

  12. Wonderful!!!
    Your giveaway is so cute!


  13. Great idea, and a nice gift, too! Thanks for the chance.

  14. Wow what a great giveaway! Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway day. And thanks for entering me!

  15. Now, I am in the mood for a picnic. I think my little daughter and I will go out on the lawn for lunch today!

    Thanks for the chance!

  16. That’s so useful! It would be perfect for taking lunches to work. I always forget to pack silverware.

  17. Fantastic picnic idea…and I agree the one you’ve pictured doesn’t look puffy at all!
    Thx for sharing

  18. I think I’m going to win!

  19. What a great idea! Thank you for the opportunity!

  20. I love the cutlery roll! If i don’t win. I’m going to make some with your tute!

  21. That is such a great idea. I would love to win it!!

  22. Precious! love it!

  23. That’s a neat idea.

  24. Moa Wilhelmsson

    What a fantastic idea! I love picnics!

  25. These would be the perfect accompaniment to the lunch kits I am giving away on my blog 🙂
    Thanks for the chance to win

  26. Allison Forsyth

    This is so great….Thanks for the giveaway!!

  27. I’ve been trying to get in the habit of packing a lunch for me when I go out for the day. Right now I tend to just pack food for my daughter and then we have to leave early so I can get some food. I’m sure this would help!

  28. Super cute, I have been meaning to make something like this.

  29. beautiful work! perfect for summer picnics 😀
    please also check out my giveaway at
    kiwi living in vienna***

  30. Those are such a great idea!

  31. Genius idea! I had to resort to spreading goats cheese on bread with my fingers (gross!) a couple of weeks ago, at an impromptu picnic!

    [Also giving away on my blog.]

  32. I love picnics with my husband and son! Thanks for giving this away.

  33. Lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. What a brilliant idea!

  35. So cute! I’m really hoping we’ll do more picnics this year, now that my boys are 3 and 1 respectively.

  36. My picnic basket and I would love these! What a fun way to inspire people to actually picnic instead of just thinking about it AND to reduce waste! Love it!

  37. Thank you for the chance.

  38. What a lovely idea — thanks for the chance! 🙂

    Greetings from Munich,

  39. eileensideways

    what a cute idea. great for toting utensils to the beach dining on summery salad.

  40. What a wonderful thing to have with summer coming up with all the picnics. And those strawberries at the top of your blog makes me want to go searching out a strawberry farm right now. YUM!

  41. It looks so beautiful!

  42. Oh what a cute idea! I would love this as picnics are definately on the agenda this summer (plus I pack my own lunches regularly – so it would get plenty of use!)

  43. This is such a great idea. My husband and I do picnics all the time!

  44. I think you roll looks great the way it is 🙂 Thank you for the chance to win one!

  45. cute giveaway!

  46. it´s a nice idea!
    i love picnic…

  47. That is awesome – I love it!

  48. Ahhh I love picnics and these are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. i love to see so many SMS participants creating and giving things with the goal of creating less waste! these are fabulous – i was just invited to my first “bring your own cutlery” party. maybe lansing is a bit behind in the reducing movement, but i was super excited. 🙂 thanks for giving!

  50. If this lands in my house, it is destined to permanently reside in my hubby’s lunch bag. 🙂

  51. What a neat idea!

  52. I think it looks great too! Not at all too poofy! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!


  53. Ooooh… I really hope I win this. I have always intended to make one for myself, but… you know how that goes sometimes. 😉 Thanks!

  54. Thanks so much for this chance to win. Such an adorable give away.

  55. Such a clever idea! And I think the original looks fantastic. 🙂 This would definitely go with my hubby to school (he’s a teacher) so he’ll stop bringing the lunchroom cutlery home!

  56. That is just too cute!!! I would love that!!!

  57. I would love to win this, perfect to take in my work lunches! 🙂

  58. That’s so nice. I’d love an opportunity to win that. Thanks.

  59. perfect for picnic time 😉

  60. great idea and nice fabric, a superb gift

  61. these are great – would be handy to keep in your bag for when you’re eating in foodcourts where they have that nasty plastic cutlery!

  62. What a great idea! And I love that floral fabric.

  63. this is great for a person who loves to eat all the time like me!

  64. Your picnic roll is a great idea!

  65. Those are so cute! We picnic a lot, so these would be very well loved at our house!

  66. This will go wonderfully with the lunch bag I am making!

  67. This is a very great idea with the picnic season ahead!

  68. I would love to enter. I am 9, and I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, too.

    I’m feeling lucky today.

    sk8ter dot emily at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much,

  69. What a great giveaway! A friend hosts a picnic supper once a week at a different park in town, during the summer months, and this would be perfect!

  70. This would be perfect to have along on our picnics. My boys have requested more picnics this summer and I’d love to use it!

  71. very cute… and great idea!

  72. I love your creative idea for a cutlery roll. And what a great gift idea!

  73. That’s so perfect! Please count me in!

  74. I love it! What a perfectly fabulous idea!

  75. I have a friend that takes her lunch every day to work. What a perfect gift for her. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. What a great giv. I might actually use this!

  77. So cute. I do love a picnic!

    I also enjoyed your post on asparagus. mmmmmmmmm

  78. i want to go on a picnic!!

  79. That is a really good idea 🙂

  80. Super cute!
    Thanks for participating in SMS giveaways 🙂

  81. great for this summer. Thanks

  82. Oooh, I am a big fan of picnics and a cutlery roll is such a great idea. I am forever digging around in my picnic backpack for the cutlery, LOL.

    P.S. Please drop in and visit my SMS giveaway if you have the time. 🙂

  83. Oooh, how cool is that! I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Sacha Farrell

    I love picnics! These are adorable.

  85. This is just lovely – thanks for the chance to win i’ll have my fingers crossed!

    i am also participating in the giveaway, id love for you to visit me also and enter:


  86. I love it! My fork always gets lost in the bottom of my bag or backpack. This would keep it nice and handy!

    Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

  87. Charming and adorable!

  88. That cutlery roll is so beautiful. I love it’s natural and floral look. Well done for creating it.

  89. jessica dempsey

    Lovely! I’d love one!

  90. What a cute giveaway! Great idea!

    Fingers crossed!

  91. This is a great idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. How fun this would be, I love picnics and this little roll would come in handy.

  93. These are great!

  94. This is so cute! What a good idea.

  95. what a GREAT idea!! We love picnicing in the summer

  96. Very cute! What an excellent idea.

  97. I need one of these. Martha Stewart said so.

  98. Who couldn’t use this? This is such a staple!!!

  99. michelle norris

    Great for summer!

  100. How fun. This would be perfect for my daughter- it might help her remember to NOT to throw away the silverware!!!

  101. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  102. How cute would it by to use at school!! hehe… or I could send my husband to Uni with yummy lunch and his own picnic roll!!!

    xo Steph

  103. Perfect for our summer picnic!!

  104. I have so much love for these! What a great idea.

  105. One of the things I’m hopeful I can make this summer is a nice picnic blanket. These would be a lovely addition!


  106. Wow, I’m the very first one and so deeply impressed!
    Would be so nice to be the lucky one.

    Kind regards from Germany

  107. the picnic roll is such a good idea, i’ll make one for myself for lunches 😀

  108. how original is that.

  109. i’m following…

  110. I’d love a picnic roll, it would be great for my work lunches

  111. That is brilliant!

    ickle_doc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  112. nice way to pack utensils for a picnic!

    hope to win one!


  113. I love this, so handy!

  114. Oh! ‘Tis not puffy! Tis lovely! I wouldn’t mind winning this one! 😀
    Thanks for a chance to win this cuteness.

  115. The perfect thing for picnics and when taking lunch to work each day! Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. These are adorable! What a great idea. We have already had many picnics this summer and hope to have many more.

  117. Hi. Cute cute picnic roll. I can see myself bringing it to work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  118. What an original idea! Cute cute.

  119. Great little set. I hope to win them!

  120. cute giveaway, I’d love to win this!

  121. this is the perfect present! summer is almost here and i intend to do lots of picnics! thank you for the oportunity and good luck to everyone else!

  122. What a lovely idea! thanks for the giveaway!

  123. What a great idea!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!


  124. Such a great idea! And it does look very cute already – not puffy at all.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  125. These are so cute and clever! I would love to win.


  126. Brilliant idea! This would go along perfectly with the snack bags I am trying to win;)

  127. Maria Galati-neidl

    Un regalo muy util ademas de bonito. gracias por participar!

  128. Perfect for summer picnics!


  129. That is an awesome idea! I love it!

  130. oh this would be a great Fathers Day present for my husband. he would lvoe to have this at work…washable…organized…he would lvoe this. thanks for a chance.

  131. How generous of you! This would be perfect for my husband and me, we cookout at a nearby park often and flatware is usually forgotten or thrown willy nilly into the bottom of the bag! Thanks for sharing!

  132. I would definitely be the envy of the office with this! So cute

  133. What a cute give away! I hope I will be the lucky winner! 🙂

  134. Enter me please!!!!!!!! cute giveaway ^^

  135. I’d like to win!


  136. That is so cute! I love picnics!

  137. Donna Warrington

    Happy Birthday little blog….
    Please include me in your giveaway.


  138. Candace Henderson

    This looks great and very well made…. and VERY useful! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  139. This looks like a really cool idea. I would love it! Thanks for participating.

  140. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  141. please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area.

  142. Neato and Happy blogiversary!

  143. We love picnics. Plus this is picnic season.

  144. Please enter me in the draw and don’t forget to enter mine:

  145. Whata great item, I’d like to win it

  146. great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  147. Very neat – that is something I would certainly use! Especially at work – for some reason, we never have forks. Do you know how difficult it is to eat salad with a plastic spoon?

  148. those are SO darling! I have a friend that those would be the PERFECT gift for!

    spiralowlcreations at gmail dot com

  149. Amazing…i have been saying that picnics are my fav thing of the summer on sveral of the blog giveaways…and this would be perfect for that!
    alli b

  150. Great idea! Thanks for the chance to win.

  151. I would LOVE to have that in my lunch bag.

  152. Great giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

  153. Very cool! What a great idea for toting around your picnic cutlery!

  154. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  155. Very cute. And I love that fabric. But I love fabric in general, so I’m sure I’d be happy with whatever!

  156. I’d love to win a cutlery roll! Great product. Thanks for the chance to win – come by my blog to enter to win my May Sew Mama Sew giveaway:

  157. So cute….this will definitely make the fact I have to eat in a cafeteria full of screaming teenager a little more tolerable!

  158. great idea!

  159. What a great idea! this would be so great for work lunches.


  160. I love the picnic roll. What a great idea!

  161. Well isnt this the most awesomeist thing I have seen all day. Very generous…thanks for the chance to win and fingers crossed.

  162. This is such a great giveaway item! I would definitely use this, love it!

  163. great! I’d buy a few sets of these!

  164. What a lovely picnic idea!

    Greets from Germany

    baluchangu (at)

  165. sweet little roll! I love things like that! Thanks for taking part! my email is on my blog.

  166. hello! what a cute idea. Love it!

  167. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  168. super cute! Love it!

  169. Lovely ! This is something I just want, but I’m not sure to be able to make it as well as you did, so I didn’t try yet…

  170. I love it! thanks for the chance to win

  171. we go on lots of picnics. would love to win!

  172. Sweet little, reusable cutlery roll!

    Please enter me in your giveaway.

    Thank you!

  173. This is really cute! jinglesells at gmail dot com

  174. Crazy-cute giveaway! Thank you for putting together this creatively awesome prize!
    Pick me Mr. Random number generator!! Ooohhh, Pick me!!

  175. this was such a fantastically, amazingly good idea. i really hope i win.

  176. Love this. Cute idea!

  177. Oh my goodness, this would be amazing to win! But if I don’t win, it’s a great idea for my next sewing project!

  178. It looks fabulous to me. Happy Blog Birthday!

  179. cute picnic roll, next month is school holiday, I’ll need that picnic roll.
    Thanks a lot for this chance,

  180. wow, i’ve never even heard of a picnic roll or seen one until this post!! and i LOVE it! i could totally use one for my lunchbag, right now i just throw cutlery all over the place in it! and i LOVEEE the fabrics you used here!

  181. perefct for our summer trips!

  182. This is so cute! What a great idea – we picnic all the time, and this will be so handy.

  183. Cute idea! I could really use something like this

  184. Good idea! Thanks for the great giveaway. luscofamily(at)

  185. What a clever idea! Thank you!

  186. Oh wow! I only hope my first attempt at quilting is as successful as yours! So lovely! thanks so much!

  187. That is such a great idea! And beautiful, too!

  188. So cute! Great idea. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  189. I want to put these in my new lunchbox and eat outside at work!

  190. That is such a cute little bag/carrier 😀

  191. love it!

  192. very, very cute!

    thank you for the chance to win!


  193. what an awesome idea!

  194. What a brilliant idea and I love the fabrics.

  195. This would be really handy, as we often have breakfast at school.

  196. I could use this in my lunch bag every day! Thanks for the chance to win!

  197. What a great idea! Will definitely be handy to carry utensils back and forth to work.


  198. Love the cutlery roll – would love to have one for myself.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  199. That is an excellent idea!! Love the fabric too!

  200. What a clever idea! I would love to use this for work – if I don’t win, I may just have to try my hand at this (once I learn how to sew!)

    THanks for the great giveaway!
    suserat at yahoo

  201. These are great, I hate having my silverware rolling about in my lunch bags. Thank you for participating in the Sew Mama Sew giveaway.

  202. Heather Vallad

    Love this! Makes me want to picnic right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  203. ooh i would like this to pop in the bag when we are an the go. Thanks!

  204. I can just se my tot toting this to preschool!
    Thanks for the chance!

  205. how cool! love the fabric as well! 🙂

  206. Cute! This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing it.

    ammieloris at hotmail dot com

  207. I love spring just for the pic nics!!!!

    sophia.komninou at

  208. Very cute and practical.


  209. I LOVE THESE! They’re perfect for our daily picnic at the beach!

  210. What poofyness? Looks great to me!
    Thanks for the chance!

  211. It’s perfect for work lunch! Thanks for the chance!

  212. absolutely brilliant! and cute too! How sweet will these make a boring lunch of last night’s leftovers seem!

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