Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Introducing Massdrop (and a giveaway)

Today I'd like to introduce my newest sponsor, Massdrop.  Massdrop is a website that brings people who are interested in similar products together to buy in bulk and therefore access great prices.

This Heather Ross Far Far Away bundle is one of Massdrop's current drops.
One of the pretty cool things about Massdrop is that any member can create polls for products they'd like to be able to buy.  You can also vote on any poll and join in the discussions.  The way Massdrop works is that once enough people have voted on a poll, Massdrop contacts the supplier and sets up the deal. Prices are usually tiered, so that as more people join the deal, the price goes down further and further.  You aren't charged until the deal ends, so you only ever pay the lowest price that the deal reaches, and you can also commit to join when the deal hits the lowest possible price.  You can check out more of the technical stuff on Massdrop's FAQ page.

How cute are these Elizabeth Hartman animal patterns

The other cool thing about Massdrop is its crafting buyer, Sarah.  She is a quilter herself, and I think you can tell from the polls she starts and the deals she puts together.  She's also super active in the discussions and when @massdrop comments on something on instagram, that's Sarah.  I've been emailing back and forth with her about Massdrop joining me as a sponsor, and she is a delight to deal with and truly passionate about making Massdrop awesome for crafters.


For me, the clincher is that Massdrop's shipping prices to New Zealand are really reasonable.  That's a huge factor in my online purchasing decisions (other online stores take note) and I know it's the same for other people who live outside the US.


Massdrop is generously letting me give away this Quilter's Dream batting sampler pack.  I have to confess that I haven't tried Quilter's Dream batting before, but I'm excited to try the three different kinds of batting in this pack.  There's enough batting here to make three twin size quilts (or double bed size, by New Zealand standard).  One of the things I really like about Massdrop is that the low prices and great shipping rates mean it's a good option for trying new things you've been wondering about but haven't wanted to commit to.

To enter, just leave a comment here.  If you want, you can let me know something you'd like to see on Massdrop.  The giveaway will close at 8:30 p.m. New Zealand time on Sunday 31 August 2014, and I'll pick a winner using the random number generator. This giveaway is open internationally, but if I can't contact you, you can't win. Please make sure to leave your email in the comment if you think you might be a no-reply blogger (and check out my tutorial here if you're not sure).

I know my posts have been a little giveaway heavy lately.  It's really a function of timing - enjoy it while it lasts!  I'm still committed to maintaining a high level of content on the blog and keeping sponsored posts to an appropriate level.

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128 comments:

Robyn said...

This is a really neat concept, I'll have to check out the site. I don't think anyone could complain that you are having too many giveaways, who doesn't like a giveaway!

p.s. I hadn't looked at your site out of my feed reader in awhile, but your new profile pic is super cute!

Karen said...

I saw a kit on Masssdrop for Sew Sweetness Sara's Aeroplane Bag. It didn't include the fabric but all the interfacings etc. I find sourcing interfacing terribly problematic. It would have been a great deal.

Hettie's Mum said...

Mass drop sounds cool. I'll go check it out. And yes it would be great to try out this batting. You never know!

Patchwork and Play said...

I've picked up some great deals on massdrop- Liberty, rotary cutter and Aurifil thread! I thought the batting might have been too expensive to ship! Now I'll definitely check it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

mc said...

This looks exciting and will checking massdrop website. Thank you

nerospost said...

Looks great! Wow, I would love to get some batting! Thank you for a great give away! I'm on my way to look around this shop! x Teje
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Maree said...

Will definitely check out this site. Would love to try the batting.

Hanabi Quilts said...

I bought one of the Far Far Away bundles. Would love to try this batting!

Vicki said...

I totally agree about the cost of shipping to NZ being a major consideration when purchasing fabric online! So am off to check out that site. Thanks for a great giveaway. (vickicrump at xtra dot co dot nz)

JLVerde said...

I haven't bought anything from massdrop yet, but I keep watching their deals and hearing good things.

suzie4d said...

Thank you for letting me know about massdrop. I m excited to Learn more And will check it out.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I love the Massdrop concept. I've bought a couple of their Aurifil thread packs and have been using them. The price was a really great value.
tstanulis@verizon.net

Jessica said...

Great website! I love quilters dream batting! Thanks for the giveaway!

Debby said...

Have heard that Quilter's Dream is great batting. Great giveaway!

Jeana said...

oh cool - I've wanted to try this batting but haven't yet! thanks for the chance - I'm off to check out Massdrop :)

Clare said...

Oh, I'd love to try this batting! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Julie V said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

DeborahGun said...

I have yet to order anything on Massdrop, but the low shipping is definitely a huge incentive!

Michelle said...

I'm having a love affair with massdrop at the moment! Totally kicking myself I didnt get the sew sweetness bag kit last week. But I'm looking forward to my new needles arriving!

Michele T said...

I've heard of Massdrop but have yet to purchase anything... I'd be interested in a fabric cutting system like Accuquilt but still need to investigate to find the best system for me!

SeƱora H-B said...

So cool! I love Quilter's Dream batting.

Mad Cat Quilts said...

I haven't tried massdrop yet, but it seems to be taking the quilting world by storm! I have used quilter's dream and it's my favorite batting!!

shayne said...

I love massdrop! I got a great deal on some Clover Wonder Clips a while back. Great shipping too!

Patti said...

Great shipping rates is a plus for us Canadians as well! Thanks for the chance.

delaineelliott said...

Massdrop sounds like a fantastic idea. I am going to try it. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Catskill Quilter said...

What a generous giveaway! Massdrop sounds good, but I have not tried it yet.

Melissa Miller said...

I've not tried this brand of batting.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I love dream green batting. I have used the others before, too, but if I can find dream green I do like to use it! :)

Chez Roo said...

I have bought from Massdrop, it was a great experience, and I got some Aurifil at half what I would have paid for it retail in Canada. I have Quilters Dream batting before, and it was one of my favourites, but I haven't tried any of these particular ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ashlovett said...

Would buy solid fabrics on massdrop

hilaryford said...

Massdrop is an exciting new way to purchase quilt related items. I hope to learn more. Thanks for keeping your readers informed.

Nicole said...

Good to know Massdrop has a dedicated quilting person. And I would love to try new battings (esp since I'm working on two twin sizes right now!). Thanks!

Marti Taylor said...

My partner loves massdrop as much as I do, he is into building circuits and robots and hobby electronics. I really like how there is a huge range of items they do drops for, I'd love to get a hold of some larger quilting rulers from them!

Wendy said...

It would be cool if they had distributors in other countries, so instead of me paying postage for my package to the UK, they'd ship them all to the UK then on to the people and we'd pay a portion... not sure if that'd work out cheaper actually! It's been putting me off Massdrop though as each and every time I've bought something from the US I got hit with customs duties.

Lee Ann L. said...

I have gotten Aurifil threads on Massdrop and I am real pleased. I plan to use Massdrop to get more quilty related products in the future. :-)

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

I like Massdrop although I haven't actually ordered anything yet. Would love to try out this batting!

Paula said...

Massdrop rocks! I'd love to see more fabric bundles included as well. Thank you!

babiesdoc said...

I have been watching massdrop but, have not yet ordered
i recently purchased a very large silk mix batting --quilters dream for a ombre effect quilt
I am still collecting fabric but saw one at a show and the feel with the batting was amazing!
I would like to try their other batting

Jen Barnard said...

I've used the quilters dream green wadding, I really liked it, it's very soft and easy to quilt. I can't say how warm it is as I've only used it for wall hangings and cushion covers so far. I haven't bought anything from massdrop, the customs fees I'd have to pay are too high to make any of their previous deals cost effective for me.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Erica said...

I have become a little addicted to massdrop! It's fantastic. Also, Quilters Dream is my favorite batting. I use the cotton most of the time but have also used the green and wool and liked them.

Quilting Tangent said...

Sounds like a great site, maybe they could get some batik bundles. The batting sounds wonderful. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Jules said...

I love the Aurifil and rotary cutter deals they have! Maybe some notions or unique pins would be great. Thanks for the chance!

Mareenchen said...

Something to check out that I hadn't heard about before. Obvs I'd love me some batting, too. ;)

tusen said...

This looks interesting, especially if the international shipping prices are reasonable, I have to check it out.
As for the batting, the cotton one is the only one I've ever used and I like it very much. It would be great to try the two other kinds, too.

Gill said...

Massdrop sounds a great idea - is it available to us in the UK????

Gayle Fahrion said...

I keep watching for the Juki to drop. I was recently gifted a Grace frame and a Juki TL2010Q will be sitting on it shortly. I'm hoping Mass Drop will list it just in time for me to pull the trigger!

needle and nest said...

What a cool site! I'd love to see more fabric bundles and quilting tools. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanette said...

I don't mind the giveaways one bit! ;) I'd love to see more fabric on Massdrop.

Tina said...

What a great idea! Dangerously good, in fact!

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I haven't taken a look at massdrop, thanks for the introduction, discounted shipping is a big drawcard for me, thanks for the chance to win.

SoozieSuzy said...

I did not know about Massdrop, thank you for linking. And wow postage is so reasonable. I had given up on overseas shopping for quilting supplies after being asked for USD38 for one small item. The batting looks fabulous too.

barbara woods said...

i check every day to see if they have something i want, thanks

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

I looked at massdrop for the first time a couple of weeks ago and was amazed at how reasonable the postage is to NZ. I've already made a purchase and I have a horrible feeling that it could be a bit of a dangerous site for my bank balance (but it won't stop me looking- ha!)

Adtski31 said...

Cool concept. Would love to try out a new type of batting

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am waiting for the Alison Glass bundle to arrive so I am familiar with Massdrop. LOVE this giveaway!!!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Count me in on anything that's got good shipping rates to NZ.

Cille said...

I'll check out the site for sure. Good shipping rates is a plus!

Erin McSweeney said...

wow i need to check out mass drop and see what its about...i would love to see some Japanese fabric on there

erin2470@hotmail.com

Nita said...

Yay, i'd love to try the batting!

amanda m said...

Nice! I got in on the Elizabeth Hartman pattern bundle, can't wait to get them! And you can never have too much batting ;)

Rachelle said...

I'd never heard of them before, but will definitely check them out when I have money for crafting again (might be a while). Reasonable shipping is definitely a draw card though!

lifeinthedoghouse.ca said...

Massdrop sounds like a great concept. I will definitely check it out after posting my comment. I've never tried this batting either. I have lots of charity quilt tops waiting for batting and free motion love.

Ella said...

I'd love an EPP kit of some kind.

Havplenty said...

Massdrop is a great concept. I will be glad when more quilters catch on so that we can order large masses of products and get even better purchase prices.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pip said...

Massdrop is a great idea for the quilters in the Antipodes, worth taking a look to see if there is something there to catch the eye quilting wise. More deals on backing fabrics would be great.

Rachel Booth said...

I love Massdrop too!
Mrsrachelsbooth@gmail.com

Janie said...

I would like to see more fabric bundles. I have a fear of coordinating fabric. Thanks for the information. Thanks for the giveaway.

Vicki H said...

Massdrop can be hazardous to my checkbook.

Allison C said...

I would love to see more fabric. C+S basics comes to mind
Alibear167 at gmail

Sarah said...

Everything I can think of massdrop is already stocking! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

Karen said...

Ooooh, batting! It's always useful. I used quilter's dream in my last quilt and I really like it. I am not big on buying things online, but I guess batting would be pretty safe since you don't have to worry if the color is wrong.

Peggy said...

I'd love to try this for some of my projects.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

Interesting service massdrop provides. I'll be checking them out.

Kathy E. said...

What a great new concept Massdrop has brought for crafters. I'd like to see the site put coordinating fabrics together in bundles for those of us who find it "challenging". Never can you have too many give-aways!

PK Sews said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, and for your inspiring blog! I always enjoy seeing your creations. It's great that Massdrop is offering batting - we all need that! I'd like to see more fabric bundles too. Thanks again!

LethargicLass said...

I love and adore Massdrop! I agree that a huge part of it is the shipping, but then the prices are great too!

Karen Thurn said...

I just some Quilter's dream today at my local quilt shop and was thinking it might be good to try that on my next quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some. I think I'm a reply blogger but just in case here's my email address. kthurn@bektel.com

Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to see some half-yard bundles.

Afton Warrick said...

The items you mentioned are really neat. I'll have to check out Massdrop.

Angelia Lanouette said...

I have never tried Quilter's dream either but would really like to. Thank you!

nicolesender said...

What an interesting concept! I'll have to check out Massdrop!

Chiska said...

Wish I hadn't overspent my fabric allotment! I'd love to get that Far Far Away pack.

Meg said...

Would love to see a massdrop of solids (maybe the new Kona range?!).

Mel said...

I'd like to see template rulers eg bloc-loc, which are so expensive. thanks melanie99@gmail.com

GranChris said...

This is wonderful batting. I haven't bought from Massdrop yet, waiting for something I'm interested in.

Miggsie said...

Thanks for the info about Massdrop - I'm intrigued!

Julie said...

Have just looked into it - what I would like to see on on massdrop is what currency the objects for sale are in - similar to how etsy converts for us.

Elmosmate said...

Great new sponsor! excellent shipping rates to NZ. The EPP kit idea is a good one.

Fran said...

I'd love to see some Echino fabrics & some Kona Cotton Solid bundles. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Skye Thompson said...

Congrats on the new sponsor. You did an awesome job with that bear pattern too - I must get on over and purchase that one. Thanks for opportunity. i check my skye.thompson@tpg.com.au more regularly than my google so if I'm lucky please hit me on that one :) Ta. Love your work

Mary Preston said...

I'm new to Massdrop. So, the highlight is fabulous thank you.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Michelle Hickson said...

Great giveaway. I've just found Massdrop in the last week but haven't bought anything yet!

Bridget said...

Yay for reasonable shipping! I'd love to see some solids

Damjana said...

Thanks for the information and the giveaway :)

knottygnome said...

I'd really like to see solid bolts in neutral colors (like Kona Snow). thanks for the giveaway!

Betsy Smith said...

I would love to see Auriful thread packs.

pennydog said...

Brilliant giveaway- I'm with you on International postage costs. I'd like to see F* or FQ bundles on Massdrop of the autumn Moda lines.

Deb said...

I think postage costs are a problem everywhere, but I do understand that they are a real problem overseas. Thanks for the giveaway.

Melissa said...

I love Massdrop! I joined about a month or so ago and just ordered the Far Far Away bundle last week :)

leaf said...

Wow, what a great idea! I will definitely be checking in with Massdrop!!

Unknown said...

Would love to try the Orient batting

Anita said...

I would love to try this batting pack. I also like the pattern bundle and the far far away bundle. I've made a few purchases on Massdrop. Shipping to Canada is very good too.

Anne Simonot said...

Have not tried Massdrop but the reasonable shipping costs to Canada makes me think I should give it a look! annesimonot@sasktel.net

Weatherbee ;) said...

Congrats on the new sponsor. I've checked out their website a few times now, and I love the products they offer. I think they're already covering all of the stuff I'd like to see. :) Thanks for this giveaway! I could definitely use some batting!

Rachel said...

I would live to see some aurifil threads in massdrop! I know they've done it before but I missed it!

Carrie P. said...

very interesting concept.
I have tried that batting and I like it a lot.

Zarla said...

Sounds like an interesting concept will have to check it out!

Lisa Marie said...

Love the deals on massdrop!

Baa. xxx said...

Thanks for that info - Have just joined Massdrop and love forward to dealing with them.

leanne said...

oh wow what a fabulous giveaway - I was going to join this drop but joined the far far away instead - massdrop might keep me poor !! but I so agree about the postage costs amd massdrop is fabulous !!

mac said...

What a great idea. Thanks for introducing Massdrop.

andri. said...

Thanks for the chance!:)

Belinda said...

I have found some really good deals on Massdrop, thanks for the giveaway!

Leigh Anne said...

OOo I haven't tried this brand of batting yet either! I'm tempted by massdrop but trying to buy a little less this year

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

I would love to see some Euro knits

niinamaria said...

I didn't signup for the Massdrop yet but if the postage is good to New Zealand, it must be reasonable to Finland too. What am I looking for? Fabrics of course.

Kelly Wilson said...

They do have great deals. Thanks for pointing them out! notwendy gmail

Camilla said...

I've seen a bit about massdrop but haven't quite got my head around it yet, and batting is ideal if the shipping is reasonable because that's certainly been a factor for me!

Cassandra said...

So excited to try Massdrop. I have the Joel Dewberry bundle on it's way to me right now! You're right, for those of us on the other side of the world, their shipping is super reasonable!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

Congrats on the new sponsor. I have enjoyed using massdrop so far :-)

Emily said...

I've picked up some Liberty bundles from Massdrop and can't wait to see what else they come up with!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Hmm... i'd love to see quilting tools on there. Maybe rotary blades/cutting mats/ good scissors

Paula said...

What a great giveaway! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Ella and Nesta said...

I have already joined and seen they have some great prices. The batting offer comes really cheap compared to what I pay here in Italy, even including the shipping! I would love to see more fabric!

Peaches1003 said...

I have been keeping my eye on Massdrop although I am trying to use up some of the fabric I already have... Still I am actually out of batting!!

Helen M said...

Oooo another give away - thanks Adrianne - I'll be in for that. And once all the business of the wedding is over, I will explore Massdrop some more. Thanks for the chance to win.

wonderlandbyalyce said...

I have visited Massdrop many times, but have yet to make a purchase. Maybe one day soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeannie Gan said...

I have purchased a few items from Massdrop. It's an awesome site to shop.
jchiagan at yahoo dot com