Spotlight on Dewberry Lane & Giveaway

I’m excited to share a little about Rachel, a new crafty business owner and the woman behind Dewberry Lane, an online shop for quilting notions and sewing supplies! She also blogs at Scrapendipity Designs if you’d like to say “hi.”

Rachel, welcome to Craft Buds! Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

I live in New Hampshire with my lovely husband and awesome son. I have many interests, including Revolutionary War Reenacting, but my favorite hobby is of course quilting!! I learned to quilt 12 years ago, but really started being passionate about it in the last 4 years or so. Quilting is a wonderful creative outlet for me, and I am slowly learning my own style. I am a quirky kind of girl, so that often comes out in my quilts. Like many others, my to-be-finished pile is much longer than my finished pile, because I have more ideas than time.

Quilt blocks by Rachel

Online Quilting Class

Where did you get the name for your quilting notions shop, Dewberry Lane? How did you decide to get started?

Dewberry Lane was actually the name I thought of for another project. I was looking into starting a digital scrapbook store, and purchased the domain for that. The store never took off, but I kept renewing the domain anyway because I really liked it. When I purchased my longarm machine a year ago, my husband and I were talking about quilting and quilting as a business and I mentioned to him that I would love to own a quilt store. He asked me why I couldn’t, and that got me started down the path of opening the store. When it came time for the name, I knew Dewberry Lane was it. It was a perfect fir for the store, and I was glad I held on to it for all those years.

Quilt block from Rachel

If you were stranded on a desert island with your sewing machine, designer fabrics, and only 3 other quilting tools, what would they be?

A small hand needle, freezer paper, and scissors. (And I assume thread, too?) I would use a hot rock as a makeshift iron, and go to town with applique. Although I love all kinds of sewing and quilting. If I was going to be stuck for years on end, I would choose to do applique because there is just such a myriad of design choices. Plus it takes so dang long to do, when the rescuers come to get me, I might be asking them for just a little more time!!

Patterns at Dewberry Lane

What fabrics are you loving right now?

I am not always up on the latest fabrics; it’s just not my forte. I believe in specializing in what you know, and I know tools. I love patterns, books, thread, special rulers, fusibles . . . anything that can make my life easier when quilting. I leave the fabric choices to other stores that can do it so much better than me. I personally love scraps. If I could have a store filled with scraps, and people wanted to buy that, I would do that in a heartbeat (hmmmm maybe there is an idea there).

My favorite thing is to get scraps from other people because I rarely buy quantities of fabric, so this allows me to get small pieces of fabric I would have never thought to buy myself (anyone want to trade??). But if I had to choose a line, I would have to say that I am totally crushing on last year’s Dr. Seuss fabrics. This has been one of the very few lines of fabrics where I bought every single pattern in the line. I have already made a few tops with it and have plans for a few more.

Dr. Suess quilt

Giveaway!

Rachel is generously giving away a $30 gift certificate to her shop to one lucky reader! To enter:

  1. Leave a comment telling me one product you love from her shop. (one entry)
  2. Sign up for her newsletter (link in the left sidebar of this page), and leave a second comment. (one entry)

Rachel holds a free pattern drawing each month for newsletter subscribers! Giveaway is open worldwide, and we’ll choose one winner on Thursday, July 28th at 11:59pm. Thanks Rachel!

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  101 comments for “Spotlight on Dewberry Lane & Giveaway

  1. Lisa Marie
    July 25, 2011 at 8:26 am

    I love the Cutting Edge rulers. I haven’t seen them in person, but they seem like a really good idea.

  2. Lisa Marie
    July 25, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I signed up for the Dewberry Lane newsletter.

  3. July 25, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I just signed up for Rachel’s newsletter and if I had to pick just one product from her shop it would be the accuquilt go! fabric cutter. I have been eyeing these for quite a while but just haven’t broke down to spend the money. They look like an awesome tool!

  4. Marcia K
    July 25, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I love the Eli the Elephant pattern. I would love to make that in lots of fabrics for future grandchildren!

  5. July 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

    i love all the cluck cluck sew patterns!

  6. July 25, 2011 at 9:14 am

    and i signed up for the newsletter!

  7. July 25, 2011 at 9:27 am

    She has so many cute patterns!

  8. July 25, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I like the Clover seam ripper — the one I mainly use is pretty dull. :} Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Jen
    July 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I would get the Dear Jane book. I’ve been thinking that I should take the first step to that quilt. Which, of course, is buying the book and dreaming of making it for a year or two :)

  10. Jen
    July 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  11. July 25, 2011 at 9:51 am

    I would love to win and use my winning to score the Cutting edge 6.5 x 12.5″ ruler. My old ruler has been tortured enough.

  12. July 25, 2011 at 9:53 am

    and I subscribed to the newsletter because even if I don’t win, I still need a new ruler.

  13. July 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

    What a cute shop! I cracked up when I saw the license plate frames… “Obsessed quilter. Will brake for fabric.” Hahaha!

  14. July 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Oh a great range of books and patterns. I love new books.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  15. July 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I have signed up for the newsletter.
    Thanks.

  16. July 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

    My favourite thing would be the Accuquilt GO, would so love one of these. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

  17. Chiska
    July 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

    The Go! would be my favorite thing.

  18. Allison C
    July 25, 2011 at 10:32 am

    My favorite thing is the Accuquilt Go! Fabric Cutter!

  19. Allison C
    July 25, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I subscribed to the newsletter (alibear167 at yahoo)

  20. July 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    love the practical guide to patchwork book!
    Great shop!

  21. Deb
    July 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I like the e-patterns from Kate Conklin.

  22. Deb
    July 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

    I’m signed up for the newsletter.

  23. July 25, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I want a rotary cutter. I’ve been drooling over them for months.

  24. anne
    July 25, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I would love to buy some superior thread. THANK YOU!

  25. Gill
    July 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I love the charm bracelet pattern!

  26. Gill
    July 25, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I’ve signed up for the newsletter

  27. July 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I love the Dritz purple disappearing ink pen! I need to get one!

  28. July 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I get the newsletter :)

  29. July 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    What a fun shop! I love the Fussy Fairytales quilt pattern.

  30. Amy Young
    July 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I would love to have the AccuQuilt GO! I’m sooooo wanting one of these but I can’t spend the money right now to get one! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Amy Young
    July 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter over at her shop! Thanks again!

  32. Elizabeth McDonald
    July 25, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to have the book, Word Play Quilts! Lots of good stuff for quilters in this shop!

  33. Elizabeth McDonald
    July 25, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I receive the Dewberry Lane email newsletter!

  34. July 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    My favorite thing from the shop is the Dear Jane software. I just got the Dear Jane book and realize that I’m going to need the software…so if I win I’ll be able to get it!

  35. July 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  36. Judy
    July 25, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Definitely the FISKARS 45MM COMFORT GRIP ROTARY CUTTER. A must have!

  37. July 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I like the License Plate Frame ‘Vehicle Stops at All Quilt Shops’! How funny!

  38. July 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  39. July 25, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    What a great shop, I think my favourite thing is the Kate Conklin Skittles and Off the Rails E-Pattern. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  40. July 25, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’m signed up for the newsletter!

  41. Jenelle
    July 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I do love the Kate Conklin quilt patterns. I would also love to get a few more quilting rulers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Jenelle
    July 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I already get the newsletter. :)

  43. MaryBeth
    July 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I love Roxanne’s basting glue!

  44. MaryBeth
    July 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    I already receive her newsletter

  45. Heather
    July 25, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    I would love to try several of her patterns. Always in need of sewing supplies too :)

  46. Heather
    July 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Signed up for newsletter

  47. SewLindaAnn
    July 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I’m signed up for the newsletter.

  48. SewLindaAnn
    July 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I am in the “softie” mode I guess because I kept going back to the Elephant and Hippo patterns.

  49. Jo
    July 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I really like the Lisa’s Legacy quilt patterm!

  50. Jo
    July 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    I have signed up for the newsletter

  51. Molly P
    July 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I really like the Honey, Honey pattern by Tula Pink. I’ve come across it before and admired it… from a distance. I am way to chicken to attempt it. Thanks for the intro to Dewberry!

  52. July 25, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I am loving the Fussy Fairytales Quilt pattern. Pinned it for later. :)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  53. Beth T.
    July 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    So many things to love. Right this minute my favorite thing is the “There’s a Square in There” pattern from Kate Conklin.

  54. Beth T.
    July 25, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I receive the Dewberry Lane newsletter.

  55. July 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I’d like some new rulers…I may or may not have stepped on mine and broke the corner off multple times. :(

  56. MarciaW
    July 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Accuquilt GO! fabric cutter and dies

  57. July 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    My fave item in the shop is the Go! cutter. :)

  58. July 25, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter. :)

  59. Fran
    July 25, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I would LOVE an Accuquilt Go! but apart from that I love all of the downloadable patterns.

  60. Fran
    July 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  61. R Carter
    July 25, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I like the elephant patterns…and the GO cutter ofcourse!

  62. R Carter
    July 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I subscribed for the newsletter. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  63. hueisei
    July 26, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Loves the Cutting EDGE 9.5″ x 9.5″ Ruler!!!

  64. hueisei
    July 26, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Signed up for the newsletter too!!!

  65. July 26, 2011 at 2:06 am

    I’ve seen the name Dewberry Lane floating around before, but haven’t popped by until now! Am signed up to her newsletter now :)

  66. July 26, 2011 at 2:09 am

    And who can’t go past the AccuQuilt cutter?! *sigh* Maybe one day…

  67. July 26, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I would love the Go, but also would like the X-Block 7.5″ Tool, that is something that I can easily afford to get.

  68. July 26, 2011 at 5:58 am

    i have signed up for the newsletter because I would like the X-Block 7.5″ Tool and might just buy it.

  69. annabelle g
    July 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I would love the 5×5 ruler. Thanks for the chance :)

  70. annabelle g
    July 26, 2011 at 8:06 am

    all signed up :)

  71. July 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    of course this caught my eye b/c i love quilting too!! and i need a new rotary cutter, so that’s what i would pick from her shop. :)

  72. July 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    The shape cut ruler is something I have been thinking about getting. Thanks for the chance :)

  73. July 26, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I’m sighned up for the Dewberry Lane newsletter now. Thanks 😛

  74. Txr0se
    July 26, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Love all the quilt patterns but the little Elephant is absolutely adorable! I’m signing up for her newsletter too!!!

  75. Katharine
    July 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    The ‘Louey Boxers’ pattern is so cute!

  76. Katharine
    July 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I signed up for the newsletter!

  77. Sarah G.
    July 26, 2011 at 10:17 am

    I like the Quilter’s Dream batting – and I’m in need of some!

  78. jil
    July 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Eli the soft elephant,grabbed my attention first but so did the prices of the Accuquilt Go Cutter and dies, very reasonable! Lots of notions I’d like, even the cute and colourful font is worth a mention. Great website for all sorts of quilty reasons. So I signed up.

  79. jil
    July 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Well I should have only picked one thing from the shop that I liked and if that is true then the name is just fantastic…I want to stroll down to Dewberry Lane and have a chat and a cup with Rachel and find out how her quilting is getting along today.While I’m there I might pick up some delicious thread and a new pack of bright sharp needles and come home inspired to make something lovely too.

  80. Alison
    July 26, 2011 at 10:51 am

    I’d probably get some essentials like marking pens, rulers, maybe some batting. I’m slowly starting to quilt…
    aliben7@gmail.com

  81. amorette
    July 26, 2011 at 11:00 am

    love the fussy fairytales pattern!

  82. amorette
    July 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    new subscriber to her newsletter- exciting about the giveaway! thanks!

  83. Linda
    July 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    LOVE THE CLOVER SEAM RIPPER!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

  84. July 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I really love that Rosetta Ruffle bag.

  85. July 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter.

  86. Tiffany
    July 26, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I love all the rulers. But, since that is more than one thing, I’m going to have to go with the Word Play Quilts book.

  87. Christy
    July 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I love quilting books. I’d probably get one of those. I also love the patterns for the stuffed toys too. My girls would love them.

  88. July 26, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Great store! I would love to get the X Marks the Spot template. Great variety of items!

  89. July 26, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    I signed up for her newsletter too.

  90. Holly u
    July 27, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Sounds crazy but…the flowerhead pins. Now that I’m starting to use better fabrics with tighter weaves, I find my pins dull and thick. Silly! I love scraps too. My collection is not huge, but a trade is not out of the question!

  91. July 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I really like the quilt patterns by Cluck, Cluck, Sew.

  92. July 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    I’ve signed up for the newsletter.

  93. July 27, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Ohhh Love the Accuquilt Go cutter – have been looking at these for a while
    But also love the Sophie Tunic pattern. Great giveaway

  94. July 27, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    just signed up for the newsletter

  95. Marce Hall
    July 27, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I also would love to have an Accuquilt Go cutter.

  96. Marce Hall
    July 27, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Signed up for the newsletter!

  97. Sue DeMasellis
    July 27, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Would love any of the license plate holders—all tooo cute!

  98. July 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Dewberry Lane is adorable! And I am in love with a couple of patterns. I’d probably also get some practical things like thread and such 😛

  99. Heather Nash
    July 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I love the chain reaction quilt….so pretty.

  100. Heather Nash
    July 28, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Signed up for the newsletter!

  101. Mom C
    July 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Signed up for the newsletter. I like newsletters.

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