Sunday, May 16, 2010

Giveaway Day!

I got this huge stash of upholstery fabrics and it was an awesome find, but there is too much. (I know, too much fabric, who would have thought??). At the rate I'm going, I'll have to beat out Methuselah in order to use it all. And soooo when Sew Mama Sew announced another giveaway, I knew just the thing.

The giveaway winner will receive a USPS flat rate box filled with their choice from the fabric sample pieces below. Don't tell me your preferences in the comments - I want to hear something interesting. ;) I'll ask the winner for their choices via email. To enter, please give me ideas for projects to do with the rest of the samples. (I really need ideas!) You can earn an additional entry by leaving a (relevant) comment on any other post in my blog history.

Giveaway will close on May 20th at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random, and I will ship internationally.

And without further ado, on to the fabrics:


These pieces are microsuade and approximately 10" x 15".


These are silk and each approximately one foot square.



These two are linen or linen/cotton blend fabrics, all of which are washable (and have been prewashed). I do not know if any of the other fabrics can be washed. Three pieces are slightly larger, but most are 12" square.


These fabrics are a synthetic blend, and the weight is like a medium wool. The pieces vary in size from about 5" x 15" to 12" x 15". They seem like they would be nice for coin purses or other small bags.


These pieces are all velvet and they are smaller than the rest, about 6" square.

184 comments:

  1. these fabrics all scream BAGS to me - what a great selection!!

    gill

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  2. The velvet would make a lovely bag and the napless fabrics would make lovely fabric bowls.

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  3. Oh I just got a wee bit over-excited when I saw this... I have JUST THE PROJECT for you... I do!

    Head to your local thift shop & pick up an old, yet solid, fabric covered chair for a song. Spend too much time & energy handsewing upholstry fabric patches onto it to make it nigh on the funkiest chair ever.

    I did it. It was just a about worth it too... ;)

    Here is a pic if you are interested in tying yourself up in such a project for a couple of weeks!

    http://punkysmamma.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-creative-space_08.html

    Meanwhile, I will cross my fingers & toes - I have a footstool that needs a revamp...!

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  4. Above comentators are right these fabrics want to be bags, purses and totes. To take it further, I suggest making a tote or a carry all using your own design fabric (print on fabric using freezer paper and normal printer). That's one of the top things on my do to list.

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  5. How about using some of it to make softees:-)

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  6. I would love to make a quilt with the striped material thanks for the chance.

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  7. Ohh how pretty. I already see more totes in great colors and with fun details to carry around all my crafty projects. What great fabrics you have here.

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  8. Years ago a friend of mine made a rug using this type of fabrics. I do think they would make great tote bags. Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway day. And thanks for entering me!

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  9. I seems that you have plenty of totes & purses to make... I'm sure you've already thought of small pillows for your sofa (I tend to use big squares as a middle part, and then stripes to enlarge it on the sides in a matching color).
    But what about placemats? This would allow you to use the small velvet pieces too, as a pocket for cutlery sewn on the side of your placemat.
    And finally, with lefovers, why not make flower embellishments for your clothes, bags, shoes...?
    Have a good time thinking about that... and thinking about giving away some to me! ;-)
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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  10. Your giveaway is so exciting! If I win I am sure I will just pee my pants! Love all the gorgeous fabrics!

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  11. I would make bags...with cute pockets inside.
    bcgood83@yahoo.com

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  12. If I win, I think the fabrics will go towards a quilt I have in mind and for which I am gathering bits and pieces of fabric.

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  13. I was thinking little zippered pouches... pencil cases, makeup cases... but the velvet swatches just screamed "christmas ornaments" to me. I have no idea what kind though :)

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  14. Hi there. I'd like to see you make some really funky, odd-shaped cushions with these fabrics.
    Munaiba

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  15. Upholstery fabrics usually mean bags, cushion covers, picnic blankets, smaller purses and cozies that are used often (coin purses, ipod cozy). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. In March I did a housewares month where I did tons of projects for my new home. I also did a few how-tos. If you have lots of scraps from these fabrics leftover, you could rework a bench or stool with mod podge? I tried it and it turned out really cool: http://tawnykw.blogspot.com/2010/03/housewares-month-finale-logans-bench.html

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  17. I'd love to see some of these fabrics covering some funky shaped arm chairs and foot stools...patch work style!

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  18. wow what a generous giveaway! i'd love a chance to win some of these :)

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  19. OMG if I were to win the velvets I would make a crazy quilt...PERFECT!! And the stripes would make the BEST geometric quilt using a 90 degree ruler and the leaf prints, perfect for a Fall quilt!!
    What a great give away!!!
    Take care and thanks for the chance to win!!
    Paulette

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  20. what a find! I think they'd be perfect for a wristlet or a small backpack. I have too many ideas, not enough fabric. thanks!

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  21. These are great for Applique. Because they are firmer and actually easier to sew with for applique. Whether is turned or rough edge. Thanks for sharing!
    *hugs*
    Jackie (at) jackiesue.com
    http://sewfun2quilt.blogspot.com/

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  22. Lovely little silk handbags

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  23. I commented at http://pippinsequim.blogspot.com/2009/12/christmas-crafting.html

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  24. I think any of these fabrics would go very well in a Crazy Quilt. Especially those velvets. And the micro suede. I lie texture in my quilts.

    gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

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  25. I am on a pillow fabric hunt; the velvets are so lovely.
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  26. cozies!!! cozies for sunglasses, phones, ipods, and various other things that may need cozies!

    rlynnbaker@gmail.com

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  27. oh so cute! My house has NO decorations, so I will be using it all to decorate my life. :)

    mjwebhome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  28. Bags, bean bags, crayon rolls, placemats, wristbands. So many things you could make with these.

    ninjaeema at aol dot com

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  29. such a fun thing to give!

    I would really love to play with it!

    thanks.

    markandjalee@msn.com

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  30. Oh my goodness...I see a crazy quilt with those velvet pieces...with all the fancy stitches and all. Of course, you would have to know how to do those fancy stitches, but it would be so worth the learning curve! And I love love love microsuede. And silk! Gorgeous fabrics for sofa pillows.

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  31. I've never worked with that weight of fabric so I'm not sure what it would be good for (other than bags.) Can't have too many bags, I suppose!

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  32. So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
    http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

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  33. These all look think they could make some crazy cool quilt! Or patchwork bags. :)

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  34. They'd be great for my little ninja robot bunnies. <3

    bettyrockit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. What lovely fabrics. I am new to the whole sewing machine and trying to build up my stash this would be great:)

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  36. ohh that is great! !! I hope be lucky!!

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  37. i think like the others, bags and lots of sewing

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  38. have you checked out 'Oh Fransson' blog? A lot of the quilts there would lend themselves very well to the sort of fabrics you have.. And for the heavier fabrics you could make a wall hanging instead of a quilt. I love all the different colours and prints!

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  39. Thank you the change to enter your giveaway. You could use the samples to make little pouches, or bags. Or a heavy patch work blanket or bed spread would be neat!

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  40. Beautiful fabrics ! I think they'd
    make great LARGE floor pillows
    ( pieced in some very wonky ways )

    Thanks for your giveaway !

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  41. I think you could make some really neat quilted bags and or pillows.

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  42. What Fran said - pieced together as floor pillows would be way cool. The silk squares could be sute little coin purses. I have a tute for a business card holder on my blog that would be good for these pieces.
    I really like the velvet squares. I can't think of what to do with them but they are purty~

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  43. I can see those velvet squares being made into a victorian style crazy quilt, with lots of fancy stitching. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. beautiful for making bags....

    http://busybeefree.blogspot.com/

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  45. wwe are in guatemala as missionaries and have seen some great pillows made from this type of material. also some quilts are possible. I have taught quilting here and the ladies are awsome. this material looks like some great colors and pieces.

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  46. I am thinking little purses, pouches or pillows. This stuff looks great, thanks!

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  47. Iam in Guatremala and have seen some beautiful quilts and pillows made from this material hope I win of course. carolyn

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  48. patchwork scotty dogs, you know you want to.

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  49. hmmm maybe make some nice sturdy zipper pouches with it?

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  50. Such a nice giveaway. I would use those in some small projects. thanks

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  51. I would make kitchen stuff... patchwork dish towels, patchwork potholders, cloth napkins etc.

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Wow, I see these and I think ... slippers. Not what I would have expected myself to think, but there it is!

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  53. What great fabrics, I would make a cushion and some zippered purses, they would be very sturdy

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  54. There were these really cute/cool coin purses in the latest issue of Stitch that would be great for these.

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  55. Holy cow, that's a huuuge stash. They would look nice as a kind of patchwork bag sort of thing with a velvet rosette.

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  56. Go to yard/garage sales, buy old picture frames and make small quilts to place on your house walls. All the colors and texture of the fabric will make your room pop!
    epblack at zoominternet dot net

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  57. I could do soooo much with that fabric! I am starting a fledgling embroidery business and some free fabric would make things about ten times easier!
    toriatrix@googlemail.com

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  58. There's a fabulous quilt in Kaffe Fassett's Glorious Patchwork, which is made from Upholtery remnants- these would look great as a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! amo (at) zoic (dot) org

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  59. Wow, I love Vic's idea way up at the top... definitely give that a try. I know I would want to!

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  60. i think the microsuade fabric can make patchwork pouch or bag, the silk can be skirt for little girls although the print is a little old and might not be washable >.< or lining, the linens can be bag or toy or quilt, i haven't worked with velvet, i guess it could make wearables. i really like bags and small toys...

    the zakka sewing book has nice ideas
    http://www.amazon.com/Zakka-Sewing-Japanese-Projects-Household/dp/1584797207

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  61. Wow...what a gorgeous selection of "inspiration"! I love what you created with your "upholstery quilt" in your post on April 22. I could see more of these...play with themes..i.e...all florals & play with darks and lights or lines of floral blocks in complimentary colour tones...or stripes...
    alternating vertical & horizontal. You could balance it all out with solid colours like you did in your upholstery quilt. You have the "eye"...so just trust it!
    Thanks for your generous giveaway!

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  62. awesome - what fun could be had with all those fabric goodies!

    Please enter me in the draw and don't forget to enter mine!
    http://tinyurl.com/34k4cgd

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  63. I see lots of zippered wallets/coin purses...what fun!!!

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  64. What great fabrics!

    I too am a crafting engineer so it's great to see another one out there (even if you're on the other side of the globe). And I agree - crafting and engineering a quite similar, just different materials in use!!

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  65. I can see the microsuede as lounge/patio furniture cushions, and the silk could be a gorgeous table runner!

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  66. I think they would be great to make softies!
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  67. That is a tough one, I would think a texture quilt for a baby would be a good idea, heck for any autism or occupational therapy group! :D

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  68. They would be great little zippered pouches or maybe soft stuffed animals to love and cuddle.

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  69. I think those brights would make a great patchwork quilt or crazy quilt. Also some lovely bags or small coin purses for Christmas gifts. I might also use them for an Art Quilt. So many possibilities. Thanks for the great giveaway..

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  70. I love using small bits like this to be creative. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  71. you could do a craft apron... a peg bag/apron a few pin cushions, patchwork bag, cushions, wall hanging. good luck stash busting!!

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  72. Bags! Pouches! Cover anything- wallets, baby wipes containers, lipstick cases, coin purses! Slippers maybe.. Patches. Pendants for birthday banners.

    jackiecollyer at hotmail dot com

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  73. patchwork? The smaller pieces could be a hexagon pieced quilt!

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  74. Oh lot's of possibilities with these samples. I am especially in need of those velvet squares! If I win, I'll return to one of what I'm making. I need alot of velvet. thanks, can't wait to see who wins.

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  75. I would love to win this for my sister. She is looking after my cat for the next two years while I'm in Turkey and I'm sure she would make wonderful cat beds, cat scratchers, and other cat related items for my wayward kitty. She would also use the winnings to make bags and aprons for her ETSY storefront.

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  76. I'm seeing awesome patchwork cat cushions for my sewing room. I have a futon in here that would be the perfect setting!

    Thanks for the chance.

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  77. Liking the first, third & fourth bunch & I see cute bags w/flowers, birds, etc. LOVE these! Great find!

    jewlz(at)cox.net

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  78. With all those textures and colors you could make a really fantastic texture quilt. They're especially great for kids with sensory disorders, or people who are just tactile-ly inclined. Plus, since it's upholstery fabric it would be heavy, which is another plus for sensory disorders. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  79. I love the velvets and think they would make a great rainbow quilt

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  80. Bags.I think I'm going to make some bags if I win.

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  81. Well, ideas! Bags and more bags! Small carrybags , purses, coin purses, makeup bags, totes, placemats, napkins....not to mention quilts! Ornaments, pin cushions....the list is endless.

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  82. OMG, how can you bear to give away any of it? All of the purse, tote, etc suggestions are definitely good, but all of it is perfect for art quilts!
    Play around with it! Make some small art quilts, like 12"x12" and just go wild!
    I am sooo envious!
    Nancy

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  83. Would love to win the silk squares. I make patchwork 'eco' bags that everyone raves about. Can only imagine these fabrics making some fabulous ones. Thanks for the chance, i've got everything crossed!!

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  84. The linens and linen/cotton fabrics would be fantastic for a sturdy and luxurious clutch or small bag.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  85. What awesome fabrics. The first thing that comes to mind are bibs with the microsuede and quilts with the other fabrics. I have a niece coming in August and as a first time aunt am dreaming up ways to spoil her!
    rayamashita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. I am totally into fabric so thanks for the giveaway..
    I think you should make some bags..

    http://tangibledesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/super-large-summer-bag-tutorialcheap.html

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  87. these pieces of fabric scream 'Patchwork bags' to me :)

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  88. WOW, what a wonderful idea!
    I'm deeply impressed.

    Kind regards from Germany
    Claudia alias frauknopf@gmx.de

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  89. Great giveaway! Please count me in! I think you should make some bags and table runner.

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  90. I have actually seen people quilt with the velvety type pieces before - a Victorian style crazy quilt with lots of wild stitching was what they did. I kind of envision using it for a few kids chairs my sis has that could use a re-vamp.
    Great giveaway!
    alli b
    allisonbright{at}gmail.com

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  91. What about try to make a pachwork dress? I've been thinking to make it but I don't have the perfect fabric yet..
    Thanks for this great giveaway!
    mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. these would work together for a fabulous bag!

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  93. I think your blog is pretty cute. I have visited the selfish seamstress site as well. I also like Grosgrain, Ruffles & Stuff, Ucreat and Adventures in Dressmaking. Grosgrain has a sew along which is pretty fun. They just started the second one yesterday. You could make some seriously cute clutch bags out of those scraps.

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  94. I think I'd try to make a giant beanbag of patchwork plain fabrics to create a kind of pixelated feel piece to add a splash of colour to my family room.

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  95. I'm a beginner, so I'll defer to the others' ideas :)

    I was thinking a small bag to keep material in - I know I'd use it to store my knitting stuff.

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  96. I'm kind of intrigued by the idea of a heavy throw/quilt with that velvet!!!

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  97. I'm thinking that some fun cushions for my living room are a must! Thanks!

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  98. I think a random assortment would make an awesome crazy quilt pillow. Not a quilt because I can't imagine having to do all of that embroidery! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  99. These are so super fun! I could totally use them to create dolls! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  100. What a great find! I'd piece them together into some amazing throw pillow covers. Good luck deciding what to do with them! :)

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  101. Not sure about the bigger pieces, but would definitely make little change purses out of the velvet at the end.

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  102. How about making a patchwork slipcover out of the washable linens?
    I'd make the ultrasuede into fabric flower bouquets, headbands and coasters. Those would all make great Christmas presents.
    The silks would have to become zippered pouches, because I know how to make those. Or perhaps dress up clothes for my kids' dolls.
    The velvets I would make into lovely fabric covered buttons and replace all of my boring buttons on my winter sweaters, shawls and coats with awesome ones. If there was any leftover, I would make a variegated patchwork winter muff to keep my hands warm. And probably one for my eldest, as she would want one too.
    Did I get them all? Happy crafting! I'm sure I'll think of more ideas for you. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

    Michelle
    shanghaicowgirl.m at gmail dot com

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  103. Some of the fabrics would be wonderful additions to my mother's crazy quilt stash. Others would be good for pillows or seat cushions. And, of course there are bags. I see all kinds of potential fun items from these fabrics. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  104. You could totally recover some diningroom chairs, make throw pillows.. Oh the possibilities are endless that you could so with these! Have fun and post pics!

    shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. Do you know, or have since I didn't read all of your profile rather just recent posts, anyone who has a young daughter? Some of these fabrics seem to me, at least, to be excellent for sewing doll clothes or items for a doll (and since some of these are a smaller size they'd really be perfect for that!). Maybe for said girl's birthday or an early start on Christmas gifts? I know I'm considering something similar for my niece for Christmas. You have a great blog, thanks so much for your postings. I think they're clever and not too boring (but in truth I know a ton of engineers!). Fawn

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  106. Lovely fabrics/samples - there are a lot of things you can do with them! First off, of course, is bags - upholstery samples are wonderful for bags. You can also do zipper bags and accessories to go IN the bags :) Book/journal covers ... tablerunners ... throw pillows ... fabric baskets ... I've used upholstery fabric for quilts, and a few large/ugly pieces got used to back cage quilts for a shelter (they were washable and sturdy - perfect!).

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  107. I am not quite sure there are so many choices. Some bags, hats,a quilt who knows.
    lbroadstreet(at)tds(dot)net

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  108. Tell you something interesting??
    I'm a scientist-quilter, does that count? :)
    I should be grading my students' exams right now... but instead I procrastinate entering giveaways I will never win.
    thanks for the procrastination anyway!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  109. I LOVE making morsbags (morsbag.com) with upholstery fabric! I normally use the heavier weight for those and it makes a nice sturdy bag for groceries or anything else!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  110. Bags, totes, knitting bags, pouches for notions. The pear mead my son and I made didn't taste very good. We've usually made it from lemons and oranges and should have stuck with tradition!

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  111. Very nice! I like to use scraps to make small zippered pouches and give them as gifts. Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  112. Enjoyed your posts Sewing Crush and the review of the Pocket book. I struggle with sewing for my shape - must be hopeless :) Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  113. What about bags, purses, carry alls?
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Dianne
    jmclean@mts.net

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  114. I second, third and millionth the idea for bags and more wonderful bags. What a great stash.

    Hm...something intersting? Well, I'm a homeschooling mom of 3 boys who tries to find the time for my music and crafty side. (but that all seems to get harder with each passing year.) I'd love some fabric for inspiration. Thanks for the chance!

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  115. Great fabrics! I also thought clutches and bags when I first saw your fabric, especially the silks. The cottons would be great for appliques. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  116. Oh. my. goodness. What an amazing stash of fabric!! I would love to make some purses with that upholstry fabric!! Another idea for you would be to make the beach blanket to-to from Handmade Home!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  117. let me see
    pillows
    glasses cases
    ipad padded case
    little needlebooks
    tea wallets

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  118. Hey,
    quilts of many colors ala Joseph.
    aprons
    tea-cozies
    water-bottle holders
    dog-collars (ok, or cat)
    by the way, Ruth(ie) I've known you since you were a tiny-tyke back in Sequim...knew your Mom (still miss her), your Aunt Karen, Grandparents. Cousins. Can you guess who I am?

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  119. I can see lots of beautiful bags made out of that wonderful stash.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.
    :) Amelia
    ameliasliedrecht at yahoo dot com

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  120. The art teacher at our school makes some amazing bags with those and pieces them like quilts and then sells them. She makes a lot of money doing that because everyone wants one.
    I would make a bag if I won and maybe I'd have her make it for me. :)
    judyk2310@yahoo.com
    http://judy-judysfabricaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  121. Until I saw what Vic at Punky & Me did with her chair, I thought okay I could make bags or pillows. But, now I want to patchwork a piece of furniture yet to be found at a garage sale or my favorite thrift shop. So, that's what I would do with your fabric if I were lucky to win them. Thanks for the giveaway

    susieeemac (at) gmail (dot) com

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  122. Those silk squares are perfect for fabric envelopes (there was a tutorial on SewMamaSew before Valentine's day). You can also use that basic shape, make a sandwich with some heavy interfacing, attach a strap and voila!...instant evening clutch. The velvet pieces I would patchwork together for a throw pillow. Some of home dec weight pieces I might scrap together for placemats. Not sure what to do w/ the microsuede. Great, great giveaway.

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  123. I'd suggest adding some to the bottoms of jeans or skirts-make patches on the knees. And for big projects Floor mats! and mega floor pillows or bean bags. I love laying on the floor. I'd personally make slippers. And, humm how about a nice laptop sleeve.
    ummabbaas AT yahoo DOT com

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  124. OOOOOOOOO!! What a fantastic giveaway!

    This fabric would make great pillows.

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  125. I'd love to make a crazy quilt with the velvet squares!

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  126. I think I'd take the velvet squares and make some crazy pillows or a new cushion for the rocker in my kids' room. They'd love all the color and the softness of the velvet.

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  127. Silk scarves... mmm... or just start cutting and ripping and braiding and reattaching and see what comes from your hands! What a great way to experiment! :-)

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  128. make mini velvet elvis paintings with the velvet squares! It would be epic!


    My son learned how to play with those lace up cards today...im so proud :D

    my email is mamafenwick (at) gmail (dot) com


    Hooray fabric!

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  129. What a nice give away! I hope I will be the lucky winner! :-)

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  130. I'd make children's bean bags for playing outside... they would last a life time with that fabric!!

    xo Steph

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  131. I'm not into bags -- I admit I have too many already, so I don't want to add even more to my overflowing collection by making them (sorry!). I think because these are so heavy-duty, I'd want to make a little patchwork rug for under my sewing table. You could back it with sheepskin or fleece and keep your toes warm through the winter, in style. :)

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  132. Bags was my first idea, but also can make great cushions to lie on the floor with an interesting book!
    Great fabrics!

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  133. Pillows? Bags? Doll clothes/acessories? I have so many ideas...

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  134. You can never have enough fabric! I could make some cute patchwork pillow covers, or bags with these!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  135. How lucky you are to have such a choice to work with. My ideas for it would be - Handbags, belts, chair seat covers and wall hangings.

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  136. I ma in the mood for bags/totes these days so that's what I can see from them!
    Thanks

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  137. I commented here;
    http://pippinsequim.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-made-pattern.html

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  138. Wow! What an assortment of joy. I'm thinking: pot holders, pillows or pillow covers, scarves(instyle ones that are worn with the conductor type hats(my 19 yr. old is BIG into that), coasters for all style tastes, quilt hangings. Oh, my - the ideas are endless.

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  139. Mmm yummy fabrics! I can see bags in your future, lots of bags, lots and lots of bags, and hopefully lots of bags in my future too LOL!
    (soozemoroney@gmail.com)

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  140. Well, I'm a dedicated quilter, so I think you could use them to make beautiful textural quilts! That's what I'd be doing!

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  141. I think that a cracy quilt type of quilting them together is a good s tart and then do pillows once you have such a big pallet done. I usually love that look with any fabrics

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  142. I would probably make patchwork pillows out of those fabrics. I am totally drooling over them!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  143. I love it!! I'd love a chance! Thanks for the giveaway.

    s.mickelson at gmail dot com

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  144. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I definitely want to try hand quilting.

    Amy
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

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  145. Lovely pieces! I'm a sucker for bags!

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  146. something interesting . . . If someone were to create a time machine they would only ever be able to travel back in time to the time it was created. Creates a time tunnel of sorts.

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  147. Great selection. Makes me want to do a swirly abstract of textures with ragged applique on top of flowers and birds. Neat giveaway.

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  148. Hey Ruth! I still can't believe you found all those fabrics, amazing find! I'm writing to you from Denmark, we are almost done with our 3 week adventure. It has been awesome! Hope you're well! sarahannseitz(at)gmail(dot)com

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  149. i think patchwork cards are fun:)

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  150. My daughter asked me to enter some of these giveaways for her since her computer is not working... she said I could even win something for my wife in some of the contest
    I hope I am doing the entering the right way. Tom in Florida
    tcsean(at)aol(dot)com

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  151. Well, this might not sound very interesting ... but I think I would make huge floor cushions! I think the different fabrics would work great for that! And I love huge floor cushions!!! :-)

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  152. A rug or baskets? Thanks for the giveaway

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  153. Wow, my mind is racing. I say sew them all together and recover your couch:) Might make a great conversation piece.
    rhiannonlong@hotmai.com

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  154. Seeing all this fabric is making sewing ideas rush through my mind! I would think of making a really nice room divider!

    Thanks for the chance!

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  155. How cool! Those would make awesome placemats. Or tote bags. Thanks for sharing with us all!

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  156. I'm seeing so many projects and Christmas is coming. Definately some crazy quilts.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Lynn
    artemisnorth.com

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  157. I love making totes, zippered pouches, and knitting/fibre project bags.

    That's what I would make with those gorgeous fabrics.

    Thank you so much for this giveaway!

    Cheers,

    FibreJoy at gmail dot com

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  158. Sew little nap pillows out of the silk squares--fill them with flax and lavender to soothe anyone to sleep!

    Microsuede pet pillows?...

    Are the linen pieces a suitable thickness for napkins or placemats?

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  159. Especially love the velvets.

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  160. I can envision making a patchwork slipcover for an ugly office chair (like mine!). Also, I own a 12"-1" scale miniature dollhouse, and have used small-print and velvet pieces such as these for carpeting. Thanks for the chance to win!
    susanne(dot)ruder(at)gmail.com

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  161. I suggest bags to use when one goes to the store. Saves the earth of some plastic.

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  162. There is so much, how awesome! Thanks for the chance to win. stephspitzer at gmail dot com

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  163. How about house slippers? I've seen them in a book of sewing projects, though I can't remember the book name (sorry!). Thanks for the giveaway! realbeal-at-gmail-dot-com

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  164. Wow, these are awesome scraps. Crazy quilting, patchwork, fabric flowers, garlands....i dunno, theres a lot of possibilities! Which is why i am grateful for this opportunity:)

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  165. quilting is really something I would love to be able to do. I hope I'll learn some day and become good at it !

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  166. I think they are beautiful. I have young kids and think a texture/ pattern/ color book or matching game cut from some of the different squares. I also think some small elegant bags or a patchwork tote would be good. Can one have too many quilts? I loved the way your quilt above turned out.

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  167. I make purse organizers from heavy upholstery fabric such as the velvets, maybe that is something you would enjoy.

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  168. These are awesome! I really hope that I can win these ones.
    goodscents101@gmail.com

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  169. Lovely prize! Hope I get lucky! Thank you!

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  170. What a great prize! Thank you for the chance to win.

    amanda dot haynes at gmail dot com

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  171. thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win all this fabric!
    shou.milk@gmail.com

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  172. ooo how fun!
    like a lot of other people have said... bags! big re-usable wonderful bags! i personally have a fetish with them. I think that's ok to use that term when describing my love for them :)
    great giveaway!

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  173. I think they would look great in mini quilts. Or you could patchwork your sofa? That would definantly be original.

    thanks for the giveaway
    atchisonsteph@gmail.com

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  174. Ohhhh Droool...Love swatches!
    I made an heirloom stocking for my daughter using these types of swatches last christmas, they make great embellishments!
    you can view it here:
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2010/01/is-it-2010-yet.html

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  175. I think you could make awesome pillows with these fabrics. Thanks for participating! ~Kelly, wyndsung@gmail.com

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  176. What a wonderful bunch of giveaway goodies! Thank you!
    honeyb1231@yahoo.com

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  177. I am really loving applique right now-- and taht is my suggestion.
    Thanks for the chance!
    daphnewillow@gmail.com

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  178. What a great selection! These would be great for some kind of scrappy big bag.

    Thanks!

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  179. Bags! Yes bags!! Or what about placemats/coasters!

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  180. I love animals and dolls sewn from interesting fabrics with neat textures.

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  181. So many ideas, I have bags on the mind though...lots and lots of bags!

    I don't know if this is still open b/c it's still 7:20 here in my part of the world but in case you are still open I would love to try for your prize as well. Thank you!

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