New Release! Piece O’ Cake Essential Sandboard … And a Giveaway!

A new release for Applique lovers is the long-awaited, Piece O’ Cake approved, Essential Sandboard. Followers of Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins (aka Piece O’ Cake design gals) know that their method of applique has always used a sandboard for stabilizing fabric as you trace the applique designs.Essential Sandboard from Piece O' Cake for C&T Publishing

With the Essential Sandboard,  you don’t have to wonder what grit, what size, what else can it do? From quilting to applique, stenciling and drawing lines for ½ square triangles – the Essential Sandboard is exactly that, essential!

Essential Sandboard from Piece O' Cake for C&T Publishing

As a bonus – there is a free, downloadable pattern available on PatternSpot.com! For those of you who may not know, we have a sister web-site called PatternSpot that is a downloadable marketplace for patterns of all kinds! From quilting, to garments, and embroidery to this wonderfully handy pouch – you can find it at PatternSpot!

Downloadable pattern for Essential Sandboard Pouch from C&T Publishing on PatternSpot.com

Still not convinced that the Sandboard is Essential to you? Please take a few minutes to watch Becky Goldsmith in Action as she demonstrates various ways to get the most use out of this new tool! If the following video is not displaying correctly – click here to see it on You Tube!

Have a new product idea? C&T Publishing is interested in your product ideas and we pay you for your concepts. Templates, rulers, surfaces—any type of notion for quilters as well as supplies for sewists and mixed media/fiber artists. Check out our online catalog for the types of products we’re looking for and let us know if you have an idea. Click here for product submission guidelines.

The giveaway – To enter to win a roll of The Essential Sandboard, leave a comment here telling us how you would use this awesome product! Deadline to enter is 11/27/12.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win this product. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will be invited to choose an e-book of their choice!

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45 Comments

  1. Sherry
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    I love to do appliqué and know I would enjoy using this board.

  2. Tammy Hempel
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I have heard that using sandpaper works out great for drawing around appliques and such. I have yet to try it. I would love to win one!!

  3. Roberta B
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    wow!! this would be great to use with the quilt I want to work on. King size total applique. what a great tool that would be to work with.

  4. Patricia Hersl
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I do a lot of applique and would love this! Just never have gotten it.

  5. Jamie Todhunter
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    I would love a chance to win your sandboard. I would use it when marking have square triangles and when I needed to mark on fabric. I like the way the backside of the board is a smooth white board that can be used as a writing table.

  6. Anita
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    I would love to try out the sandboard the next time I have to trace something for applique or embroidery. It sounds like the perfect stabilizer without leaving any residue on fabric. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  7. Kim Q
    Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I can see what a big help this would be tracing applique templates!

  8. Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I would love a sandboard. Sometimes, I draw on fabric, and it could sure help me hold it in place. I could also use it to do a rubbing of a real leaf.

  9. Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    This board would be fantastic! I get all frustrated trying to keep things lined up and straight. Great idea! Especially for someone like me who is a rookie!

  10. Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I’d definitely like to try the piece o cake sandboard. Please count me in.

    But, I’m confused on your prior giveaway: It showed the Deadline to enter is 11/28/12, yet on 11/26 you announce a winner? http://www.ctpubblog.com/2012/11/21/new-release-wash-away-applique-on-a-roll-and-a-giveaway/

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  11. Posted November 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    This would be great for writing on Fabric. what a great product

  12. Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I love applique and I am currently working on a very detailed piece called Little Brown Bird. I have never used a sandboard before, but I have heard that it is something I need. I would love to give it a try and review it on my blog! thanks.

  13. Tamie
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    I have a whole quilt top done- except the appliqué. This would be a great help. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Linda Ashcraft
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I do not appliqué much but would be trying more if I won.

  15. LT
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    not sure how i’ll use it –
    but who knows!

  16. Kristin M
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I would use it for hand applique, tracing quilting lines, outlines for painting on fabric, to sign a quilt block or to write out a label for the back of a quilt.

  17. Jennifer
    Posted November 25, 2012 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    I would use a sandboard for tracing the applique pieces for the Whimiscal Garden wall hanging I am making.

  18. Posted November 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    looks like a very useful tool. i would use with applique prep.

  19. BarbR
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    I love this newest product. I made one a bazillion years ago. It was glued to a vegetable cutting board. It did not glue too well so it was quite a job to wrangle the bumpy sandpaper and the material into the correct positions. Aggggg! How nice to know that there is such a smooth product. Thanks you two. =!=

  20. Linda E in AZ
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I’ve always wanted to try using sandboard but just never got around to it, so this would definitely inspire me to try it out.
    thanks!

  21. Posted November 24, 2012 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    This would be a wonderful addition to my applique box! One group I belong to hand pieces & hand quilts items to be auctioned every other year to raise money for medical research. Tracing templates would be so much easier using something like this! Thanks.

  22. Beth T.
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Whoops–please delete the above message (and this one, too) as I obviously hit the “previous” button before leaving a comment intended for another blog. Sorry for the mistakes; it’s time for me to turn off the computer and go to bed I guess.

  23. Beth T.
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing is her Flutter FQ bundle–at least until the Julia Rothman typewriters and typing test fabrics arrive.

  24. Beth T.
    Posted November 24, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    This would be a big improvement over the pieces of sandpaper I currently use when marking sewing lines. What a wonderful idea!

  25. Maryellen Mencimer
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    This would replace my piece of sandpaper from my beginning quilt class 12 years ago.

  26. Deb G. in VA
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    I would use it to replace my home made sand paper board I use for drawing around applique shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Posted November 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I got a Piece o’ Cake pattern for my birthday, so this would be perfect to help me make the appliques! Thanks for the chance!

  28. Loretta A
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Becky and Linda have so many good ideas and good products. I would love to have this sandboard.

  29. Jill
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Well next year I am starting a Michele Hill quilt that has heaps and heaps of applique and this product would be absoutely fantastic to have, so the sandboard would be great. Although I live in Australia been able to choose an ebook would be wonderful so thank you for the giveaway.

  30. Susan
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    I would use this not only for applique, but for drawing around piecing templates.

  31. Pat
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Having gone through multiple homemade sandboards, I would love to give this board a try. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  32. lynaeve
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    I would use this for quilts. thanks for the chance!

  33. Judy B
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I love the Piece O Cake applique method and the sand board seems to be perfect fit! Thank you for the great giveaway.

  34. Louisa Lawson
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    This would be so marvellous for small appliqué pieces. Hope I am successful. thank you for all thenguveaways

  35. sylvia
    Posted November 23, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    i have never seen anyting like this, it would be nice to have a try and found out more. it looks very useful.

  36. Posted November 23, 2012 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    It does sound like a good way to draw those HST lines!

  37. hueisei
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    I never heard of this product before. I hope I can find one in my place.

  38. Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I have heard of boards for tracing and applique, would love to try it.
    I would use it for appliques and for marking my half square triangles.

    Debbie

  39. Maria do Carmo
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Gostaria de conhecer,pois faço tudo com moldes de papelão ou cartolina,facilite a minha vida por favor.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  40. Dot
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I need to replace my 30-year old sandboard. I’d use it for applique, but also for hand-piecing with templates. Thanks for the offer.

  41. Claudia
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I do lots of applique, or applique with piecing in my projects. Anything that makes a job easier is always welcome in my life.

  42. Sandy A in St. Louis
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I would love to have this to replace the one I use now. It is a piece of sandpaper glued to a manila folder. It is starting to pull away from the folder and curl up… :)

    I have several projects I would use this for, especially to draw the lines for the HST I need.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  43. Becky in VA
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Great product – it would replace my 25 year homemade sand board!

  44. Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I love using a sandboard for applique – I have one but would love another to keep in my quilt group bag for on the go.

  45. Tammy Hempel
    Posted November 22, 2012 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    That sandboard would be great! I would use it with my appliques. I do not like after drawing around an applique piece lifting the template only to see that the fabric under it has moved and there is a pucker. This is aggravating to say the least and with this sandboard these puckers would be eliminated for me. Thank you for the giveaway.

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