Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Review of The ScrapMaBob and GIVEAWAY!!

I am so excited about sharing this product review with you all today!  As a quilting instructor, and home sewer, I find that I am always faced with how people can safely have a beverage in class without endangering your own sewing machine, or your neighbor's sewing machine, from accidental spillage.  As we all know, our sewing tools are not cheap and we don't want any type of liquid to come into contact with anything.  

Couple the beverage safety issue with the inevitable scrap/garbage issue and we have a couple of problems that I think most quilters/sewers/quilting instructors face on a regular basis.

I have been looking for a product that would help us all deal with these trials - and quilters - I think I may have found the answer!!  *Insert drum-rollThe ScrapMaBob by The Original Scrap Box company is a truly amazing and well thought out design!  This product is actually marketed to scrap-bookers but hey we quilters like a cup of tea while we generate scraps too!!

Here it is!!  (Yes that is my Jane Austen tea mug)

 
The ScrapMaBob can hold a 32 oz drink - that's a Big Gulp if you like those!  The frame is all steel so it is nice and strong and easy to clean.  The scrap bag is a nice canvas that is large enough for lots of scraps (or snacks!).  You can never have enough room for scraps in my house!
  

I absolutely love how well thought out the cup holder is - notice the open slot on the right side for a mug handle?  My tea mug is easy to pick up but yet it still holds the mug safely in place and away from my sewing machine.

 

The scrap bag is easy to remove just by squeezing and lifting out.   The bag is very large so you won't have to remove it very often - unless you are going on a scrap busting marathon!!  the only assembly required is threading the bag onto the ring and attaching the bag to the cup holder - a nice quick set-up that allows more time for sewing.

The clamp, to attach the ScrapMaBob to your work area, is very large and can accommodate even a very thick table so this will easily fit most work areas (maximum table width 3.25”).  If you don't want the scrap bag, but only the drink holder, you can just leave it off like in the picture.

Final verdict - I really love the ScrapMaBob and I am going to recommend that my local quilt shops carry this very well thought-out, well-built and useful product.  I can see quilters wanting one by their sewing machines at the very least; but, if you're like me, you'll also want one by your cutting table and perhaps even on your ironing board.

This is a must have  tool that every quilter should have!

Now on to the GIVE-AWAY!!

You have a chance to win one of two ScrapMaBobs generously provided by the Original Scrap Box Company.

Ok here's the fine print!

For one chance to win you can comment on this post.  Tell me why you would love to win a ScrapMaBob.

For a second chance to win, become a follower and leave another comment here for a second entry.  If you already follow my blog that's fine just leave a comment here telling me that you do.

Every comment is your entry - 1 comment one entry ;-)

Please, please make sure your blogger is not set to no-reply!!!!  Please see my previous post here on how to make sure that you are not a no-reply blogger!  If a no-reply blogger is chosen then I will be forced to draw another name and I really don't want to do that!


I will be holding 2 draws so get entering and good luck!!   I will draw for the winner, using a random number generator on Sunday.


Good Luck everyone!

50 comments:

Scrappy quilter said...

WOW that would be perfect for my cup of water when I'm quilting. I'm always so afraid I'm going to spill water on my blocks or material once it's cut. Love it.

Scrappy quilter said...

I'm already a follower. Great giveaway.

tarabu said...

That's flippin' awesome. I use a travel mug as a matter of course, since I have coordination issues anyway, which looks like it would fit just right in the compartment. Quite frankly, though, one of the selling points for me is that the scrap bag stays open and is several inches from the table edge. I adore the scrap-bag/emery pincushion combo I have, except that the bag is smallish (better for threads) and always seems to be trying to hide under the edge of the table.

tarabu said...

oh, yea, and I follow!

pojeda said...

This gadget is awesome! I would love to have this next to my sewing machine!

pojeda@embarqmail.com

Sarah W said...

Wow - it looks like I could really use one of those (for every place I work) - thanks for the opportunity to win one.

Sarah W said...

...and I am a follower....

Brenda said...

looks great. I remember those from my scrapbooking days. thanks for the chance.

Brenda said...

I'm already a follower

Debbie B Sam said...

Goodness it's the best thing! i would love to win one..I tend to put my coffee mugs clear away and then my coffee is horrible by the time I get back to it,!

Thanks!

Kathy said...

I am a happy follower. Sign me up!

Kathy said...

I don't like to get up while I'm in the middle of machine quilting for a drink. The ScrapMaBob would hold a large drink nicely and safely. Thanks for the giveaway!

susan said...

now my husband will know where to put my cup of tea down as he is scared to death to put it anywhere near my fabric or cutting mat!

susan said...

I am a follower of your blog, thanks for this contest Katrina

sosarahsew said...

It is great so as to not leave water marks on furniture. But I was also thinking that it could hold a roll of binding strips out of the way while attaching to a quilt. You know we quilters are always repurposing things. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

sosarahsew said...

I'm a follower. Thanks again for the chance to win.

Wivi said...

That would be great on my sewing table - or where I have my computer. Thanks for the chance to win one.

Wivi said...

I'm already a follower.

Sallie said...

I'd love the ScrapMaBob to hold my coffe while I sew or work on the computer. Thanks for the chance!

Sallie said...

I already follow your blog. Thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

I'd love one of these! Once upon a time I did spill a can of diet coke onto my machine - causing an emergency cleaning! Now I only keep closed bottles by the sewing machine...

Deb said...

I'm a follower!

sandra said...

What a wonderful idea, I am always drinking something especially in this heat and every time I want a drink I have to get up to get it. I don't want an accident on fabric or machine

sandra said...

I am a follower/

Anonymous said...

I need more room at my sewing machine and that cup holder would be super!

Patty D from NC said...

I love to drink tea, water or even wine while at my machine.

Patty D from NC said...

Imfollow. Thanks for chance to win

Emma said...

As a quilter and a scrapbooker this item would be great for my work areas.

Emma said...

I am a follower of your blog

Ariane said...

Oh! This would be perfect for me! I can see myself using this a lot!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Ariane said...

I'm already a follower!!

Jackie said...

Amazing, and so great. I would love it, cause I really like my coffee when i quilt, but have to put it across the room on a shelf.

Jackie said...

I follow, of course!

Quilting_Chris said...

That is the perfect answer to the fear of liquids around my machine and fabrics. Thanks for sharing it and the chance to win.

Narelle said...

Where do I start?
When sewing I always have a cuppa beside the sewing machine.
When at the computer there is often a cuppa sitting carefully alongside ... scary what could happen.
Even when it's bookwork time you will always find a cuppa close by so I would dearly love to own a ScrapMaBob to avert any horrible mishaps with liquid and ???

Nancy said...

Wow!, What a handy little gadget. Got to get me one of these maybe it would help me with all my spills.

Nancy said...

I follow your blog.

Pam said...

I was looking at a similar type cup holder and thought that was a good idea, but this would be so much better, and a scrap bag to boot!

Pam said...

I am a follower.

Sandy said...

I would love one of those. I always want a drink when I take a class and I can't for fear of ruining someone elses stuff. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Anonymous said...

I've seen this in action at a scrapping retreat - excellent product!!
JoAnn
Info7miner@gmail.com

JoAnn said...

I'm a follower but I don't have a blog... so I don't think I'm a No reply blogger... ??
JoAnn
info7miner@gmail.com

Jeanne said...

Not only am I a chronic spiller but i have an insatiable thirst that requires I have liquid on standby all the time. Usually a bottle of diet coke with the lid screwed on tight. On another road of thought, I will take a drink from said diet coke and set it down, to only forget where. This is a dream come true for me. Thanks for the chance.

Jeanne said...

I am a new follower to your blog but sure am glad Stop over and visit me at The Learning Curve. I LOVE followers.

Paula Ganyard said...

I am a new follower of your blog.

Paula Ganyard said...

I would like to win the ScrapMaBob because then maybe I will stop throwing my threads all over the floor.

twoives said...

This looks like a very handy item! I would love to win.....

CHRISTINE said...

I would love to win this product. I am always so afraid of spilling my drink near my sewing machine or on my cutting table. Love the garbage bag attachment as well. I check out your blog everyday. Very much enjoy it.

Christine

Becky said...

I've seen this product. Several sewing friends use them. I'd love to have one to hold my coffee mug while sewing. Love the thread catcher part. Thanks for the giveaway!

SewCalGal said...

Glad to hear about this product. I recall something somewhat similar, but the manufacturer is no longer making it. Funny that these gain popularity in the scrapbooking world, yet quilting is a perfect segment. Thanks for sharing insights. Sounds like a wonderful "must have" for every quilter that enjoys taking classes, attending retreats, and doesn't want to risk spilling beverages on their projects.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com