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November 8, 2023 by
Casey Unrein

We are so excited to announce the winners of October's Photo Contest! To learn more about what it takes to win, be sure to check out our blog on the contest details.

If you’d like to submit to the next monthly photo contest, VISIT THIS PAGE to submit your photos.

Want to see the rules and submission guidelines? VISIT THIS PAGE.

If you want to see all photo submissions, visit our Customer Photo Gallery. You can also search through all of the Winning Submissions here.

Let’s see the winners!


ByAnnie Top Voted

WINNER: Mamoona S @fits_and_fabolus

PATTERN: Wrist Pincushion

THEIR STORY: “When stitching, we always use pins. When I start any project, I waste a lot of time searching for them. I like this pincushion as when I wear it, it is very easy for me to find my pins. I made pincushions for my sisters and sister-in-law. They all like them very much. I made several variations, some for the wrist and two to attach to my sewing machine. Now I always find my pins without wasting my time."

WHAT WE LOVED: Annie had this to say, "Fun to see all the great Flower Wrist Pincushions!"

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Storyteller Award

WINNER: Brigette W @quiltingonpoint

PATTERN: Sidekick

THEIR STORY: "My mom (who is experiencing some dementia) had an ugly bow tied on her walker to help her remember that it belonged to her. I wanted her to have a bag with her name on it and sidekick was perfect!"

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Quilt Shop Highlight

WINNER: Old Town Quilt Shop

THEIR STORY: "I taught a class for A Place for Everything, and the students had a great time. About half finished the actual bag, with just the pages to do later. They learned new techniques, some used the basting tape for the first time, and I learned to take better notes for teaching! We all look forward to making more ByAnnie projects!"

WHERE IS THEIR SHOP: Orcutt, California

WHAT THEY WON: $50 coupon to use on


Instagram: @oldtownquiltshop




Honorable Mention


PATTERN: Stash and Dash

THEIR STORY: "These tiny bags hold a big secret - lots of space! I made one as a gift for my daughter in law as she has been given a promotion at work. She’s a hard working doctor, and also mummy to my two small grandsons. The remaining two bags are also gifts for friends. This pattern really helped me to perfect binding techniques as I have only done one other By Annie pattern. I am also completely hooked on By Annie Soft and Stable. I just love this pattern and will certainly make more little bags."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Casey had this to say, "Loved the layout with hearts and sparkles."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


Honorable Mention


PATTERN: Every Day Every Way

THEIR STORY: "I don’t fly often, but when my granddaughter who lives on the other side of the country turned a year old, I knew a flight was in my plans. I wanted a new, backpack-style bag to take on the plane. I selected the Every Day Every Way bag because of the backpack straps, and it was the ideal size as a personal item for the plane.

This was the first bag I have made that was this large. It was also the first time I had used soft and stable on the long arm, which worked beautifully. I had been hoarding the All Carolinas Shop Hop fabric for a special project, and decided this was it! I LOVE how it turned out! It was also the first time using a plexiglass stabilizer in the bottom, and what a game changer! It stands up so well. The size was perfect, and I enjoyed walking through airports with my hands free. I even had a small section of quilted fabric left over and because I have learned techniques from ByAnnie, I made up a pouch for carrying small items in the bag - without a pattern.

As you can see from the photos, this bag was the perfect place for hiding little birthday surprises, and my granddaughter had a grand time finding them! When I make the EDEW bag again, I'll leave off the carrying strap. I didn't use it as much as I thought I would since the padded straps are sufficiently long for me to carry it over my shoulder if I choose not to use the backpack straps. But I found it so comfortable to wear on my back, that is how I carried it most of the time. I'm now thinking of making a coordinating duffle to have something to use the carrying strap with! Thank you for another awesome pattern! 

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Jacque had this to say, "This pictures of the Every Day Every Way bag are so cute. The little one looks like she is having lots of fun. so adorable."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on




PATTERN: Pack It in!

THEIR STORY: “Genetic testing in 2019 revealed that I inherited the BRCA2 gene mutation. My mother had breast cancer, ovarian cancer and the BRCA2 gene mutation and both my grandmothers died of breast cancer.

As soon as I found out I had the gene mutation I did everything I could to reduce my risks – robotic surgery to remove my ovaries and fallopian tubes and a double mastectomy without reconstruction.

The storage container that came with my prosthetic breasts was bulky as you can see in the picture, especially since I had two of them. I saw the Pack It In! pattern and knew I could modify it into a pretty storage/travel container for my prostheses. I used Kaffe Fassett fabrics for the inside and outside and some breast cancer ribbons flannel for the insert. I measured the dimensions I would need for my prostheses and adjusted the pattern.

Then I designed the prostheses holder with a tuck on each side to create the well. Next, I created padded sleeves to raise the prostheses holder, so they do not get smashed/flattened. I made one for each long side and three for the short sides – one on each end and one in the middle for support. My husband cut some wood slats for the sleeves for extra support. It took some creative thinking, but I love how it turned out! Now my “girls” are sitting pretty when I don’t wear them. It fits nicely in my suitcase for travel, too. On our recent trip to Maine, I purchased some fabric at the local quilt stores and plan to make another Pack It In! to keep our socks organized when we travel."

WHAT WE LOVED: Our team member Shara had this to say, " I love to see our patterns being used for such a practical purpose and that her "girls are sitting pretty."

WHAT THEY WON: $15 coupon to use on


A special "thank you" to everyone who submitted to this photo contest. We had a wonderful time viewing submissions and reading your stories. We look forward to sharing as many of them as possible on our social media.

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