Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Give-Away Day

Give away day has arrived. This year I’ve been sewing with Fat Quarters (fabric 18 x 22) I’ve found them to be the perfect amount for coasters and leave only little bits of fabric left over. As I don’t like to see beautiful fabric go to waste I’ve been researching small projects that will use the left over of pieces and don’t require me to patchwork, which I don’t have patients for. Two items which can be make from scraps and business card holders and tissue covers. These two projects are fast and easy to make. My family will likely receive these as part of their holiday gifts.

The two here are made of coordinating fabrics and card holder features a snap closure. I would love to know what project you’ve made using fat quarters? So the give away is open to people world wide, I’ll ship the item first class airmail by December 5, 2008. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator. Post your comments by noon tomorrow, (westcoast time) to be entered. thanks.

155 comments:

habetrotspins said...

Love the print!

Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

growareader said...

What beautiful fabric! We always buy fat quarters for our stash, but I haven't made a project just with them yet. Thanks for the great ideas!

sublimesisters said...

That's cute! Where did you get the patterns?

Robyn said...

cute!! love the fabrics!

Robin in New Jersey said...

What a great idea!

RJBmom7@aol.com

Debra said...

Beautiful fabric!!!

shaina said...

I like fat quarters a lot! I like to make pot holders!
kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Love the fabric!

Joanna said...

These are really lovely. I love fat quarters - I think I'm addicted to them :)

Deb said...

Okay, my very favorite project using fat quarters is my quilted jacket which used 15 fat quarters... does that count? I do love it soooo much!! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

kc said...

way to use up the scraps! i love it. and i too use up fat quarters & scraps: i strip piece them and have made skirts, coasters, and handbags from the bits. takes a while but i just cannot throw out a denyse schmidt remnant!

Tanaya said...

these are so cute. i actually made a lap quilt using fat quarters with the same line of fabrics that you used on these, it came out FAB!

no4daughter said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I am always looking for ways to use up every last beautiful bit of fabric.

Natalija said...

Wonderful giveaway :)
Please count me in!

Kindershop said...

I love the fabric. Very cute. I hope it's my lucky day. I would love to win.

acmcs said...

beautiful! thanks for the giveaway opp!

HandbagsbyJen said...

Love the fabrics. I'd love to win.
Thanks

whistlepeaknits said...

These are so cute!

Jess said...

What a great idea with using small pieces!

mel*~reachforthestars~* said...

Love the items up for giveaway!

Pretty! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cheers,
Melody
mel_88_88@hotmail.com

Manhattan said...

WOW. Count me in!

Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail.com)

Anya said...

I've made tissue box covers and gift bags. Thanks for the chancer to win.

Krista said...

How lovely! Thanks for taking part in this wonderful give-away day!

Charity said...

These are very pretty! I haven't used fat quarters yet, but I am looking forward to trying them. :0)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

I love to use fq's for all sorts of stuff - lately I'm holding on to a few waiting for the right project. bookmarks, tablerunner, mini-quilts

turvid said...

Very cute! :)

pigbook1 said...

I have seen some cute aprons out of fat quarters. I am currently in love with some simple little dpn holders i have been making

Twylabug said...

These are cute. I love the fabrics!!

Liz said...

Nice! Hope I win!

Sally said...

I love these! What a fabulous functional idea!

Doris said...

How very cute, and useful, too!

r e b e c k a said...

I tried to make one myself but it's totally crooked.. yours look lovely and I'd love to win! :)

Tina said...

I've been making aprons with fat quarters, and that's what I'm giving away on my blog today. Love your fabrics and a great way to use up scraps!

littlebuttondesigns said...

Love the fabric these are made of. Beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Cute giveaway! I have never made anything with fat quarters as I cannot sew.

knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

britt said...

very cute. merry christmas.

Treasuresofjoy said...

I had recently used them to make an owl applique on a jumper for my daughter!

Texastiger said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for hosting it. Very cute fabrics!

~Michelle~ said...

Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

I just had my grandpa make me these necklaces from fat quarters I sent him (gives him something to do with his hands): http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/FabricNecklace.pdf

Linda and Greg said...

I have made fabric flowers using fat quarters! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Angela said...

i would love to win your giveaway, love the fabrics you chose! thanks!!

Tiffany said...

I love to make purses with them and also little crafts. Thanks for the giveaway they look great

craftmonkey said...

pretty!

svonnegut said...

Cool, I like the colors and what a great way to use those small pieces of fabric.

WendyLou said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I recently bought six different fat quarters and made a collection of fun, quilted pot holders following one of the patterns I found on Sew, Mama, Sew. It was my first attempt at quilting, and I think it came out nicely. I gave one away on my Birthday Giveaway!! The tissue holder is on my short list of things to try next!!

SandyQuilts said...

I just made a twisted turning 20 with fat quarters. Love the fabrics. thanks.

Boat Bird said...

Cute ideas for the leftovers! Happy Holidays!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Beautiful choice of fabric!! Love it!

JenW said...

love it love it! enter me!

Baba said...

I love the green fabric of this! Thanks for the chance.

Heather said...

I'm a fat quarter fan myself--I think it stems from my ADD. Would love to be a winner.

Naomi S. Adams said...

Lavender eye pillows. :)
Naomi
killerbeedesigns@gmail.com

Mamasoo said...

Cute! Thanks!

Pick me, Monty!

Kim Baker said...

Great give away! I've made bags, quilts, and sachets with fat quarters. I buy them all the time just to add to the stash for upcoming projects.

Happy Holidays!

Madame FM said...

I love the fabric!!

leslierose said...

I haven't used fat quaters before. But I do want to try my hand at the tissue holder. Very cute indeed!!
leslierose at gmail dot com

Katrina said...

Great little projects.

Mal said...

totally love the print - I like to make headbands with fat quarters. it's usually the right amount to get at least 2 headbands. my favorite pattern is from heather bailey.

Harley Dee said...

I love fat quarters! I've been making some drawstring bags with them. Perfect for giving little gifts in!

passion2sew (Lalli) said...

I try to make all my sewing accessories with fat quarters.
I just made tissue holders a few days ago, they are posted in my blog.
ragtrader3 at gmail dot com
Also check out my give-away. Thank you.

Mommy's Home!! said...

very pretty!

fabric origami

Carolyn said...

Would match my living room colors! so cute....here's hoping!

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow love that print!! hope i win!!!

Maggie said...

Thank you for the chance at the giveaway and have a great holiday.

John said...

Love these small gifts! My favorite FQ project (besides quilts) is Amy Butler's drawstring bags. Check out the ones I've made on my blog ... oh, and I'm hosting a giveaway, too!
http://quiltdad.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Those are great ideas! I could use a dozen of each lol

affectioknit said...

What lovely gifts!

summernightsmiles said...

Love your give away! Keep up the great work!

Karissa said...

Cute! I tend to use my fat quarters for my quilts--or for hoarding in my stash!

sfer said...

I haven't yet used them as such, but I would love to make a snuggly scarf with fat quarters and some woolly fabric on the other side... We'll see if this project goes on this winter or it'll have to wait until next one!!

Count me in for your giveaway :-)

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

furlo said...

Great fabric! I use fat quarters in applques and patchwork skirts.

adrienne said...

Great fabric! When I buy fat quarters, I have little project bags for knitting in mind... But I haven't really made many after all.

katie said...

love the fabric, dreaming to win!

Wendy said...

how pretty!!!

bittycakes said...

Great fabrics! thanks for the chance to win!!

Marissa said...

I love them, I hope I win

BeachGirl said...

I haven't made anything yet but I am planning to make some gift card holders for my neices this year for Christmas.

notnigella.com said...

All my scraps go into mini quilts that I usually give away as gifts or swaps :)

Leanna said...

How fun. I've never made anything using fat quarters, now I may just have to! Thanks for the giveaway.

Bec Clarke said...

Lovely fabric, hope I win.

michelou said...

Lovely! Would love a chance to win.

Michelle
michelou@gmail.com

Steph said...

Awesome stuff!!! How about really cool headbands made from 1/8 of a foot of fabric! They can be found on the Heather Bailey site. That is my new favorite homemade gift for women/girls. :-)

Good luck G!

Berte said...

What a clever idea to use your fat quarters. And the fabric is great.
Thanks.
RiverBend Farm
Texas

Linda said...

My favourite thing to do with fat quarters is make Lazy Girl wallets :)

www.lazygirldesigns.com

ljs742(at)yahoo.com

Jessica said...

very fun! Thanks!

Julia said...

Cute! what great stocking stuffers!

Fat quarter projects? A friend made napkins...smallish drawstring bags for giftwrap would be pretty!

alyssa said...

i never knew what a "fat quarter" was, but now i do! :) your projects are adorable and so functional. love it. love it. LOVE it.

Leigh said...

headbands are perfect for fat quarters!

madetiny said...

very cute!

i am a quilter, so i can usually use up all my fabric…

Katie said...

I love these little tissue covers but haven't actually made one myself yet. Count me in.

~Q~ said...

love the prints - I used fat quarters for my first (and only) sewing project so far when I made an owl pennant for my good friend. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Whimsical Creations said...

I have never made anything out of fat quarters....love the fabric you have used on these. What a great idea for scraps.

=) melanie
http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Camellia said...

the fabric is cute! this is a cute gift!

Ahfat said...

Love your fabric, they are so unique.

Sonia said...

Now those are cute holders! I hope I win!

Laurie said...

I love fat quarters. I have an obession with fabrics and buying fat quarters means my stash is always rich with colors. Little itty bitty pieces can be so beautiful together!

T said...

This year, I'm making litter bags for my kids' cars out of fat quarters. Since I'm a quilter, they get used in more conventional ways, too, but the litter bags are my newest "thing" :-)

Emily said...

I have never made a project with fat quarters...yet! Your creations are so cute!

adamandem at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Pretty! I hope i win!

PatchworkPottery said...

Oh my goodness! What a great giveaway! Great fabrics too!
Hugs from Laurraine in Canada

jen said...

those are super cute and practical to boot! love them. thanks for the giveaway!

Alexis said...

have not used them yet. :)

Kali said...

I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Kali

Jackie said...

I've used fat quarters for quilts and small project bags for knitting! Love your stuff!

Beautia said...

i love the fabric you used! happy holidays!

beautia AT gmail DOT com

Leah said...

Fun fabric, and what a great idea for using your scraps. This should inspire me to use my scraps as well:-)

Jodie said...

I've actually never used fat quarters before, but it's good time to start. :)

jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Leah said...

Oops, I don't know if I left this:
phinnland[at]gmail[dot]com

valerieann118 said...

im new to the crafting thing but I think they are adorable! valerieann118atmsndotcom

Tiffany said...

I'm a very novice sewer, so I haven't made anything yet. I'm looking forward to trying, though.

Rebecca said...

I've bought them for quilts, purses, tag blankies, cheque book covers, and more. They have tonnes of uses!

Allie said...

Cool givaway! Thanks for the chance to win--very generous of you!

Beth M said...

Love these!! I don't really have specific projects for fat quarters.

Suzie Button said...

very pretty colors! Suzie
purrpage3@verizon.net

Jessica said...

I make snap wallets w/fat quarters all the time. I love your blog

FlowerMomma said...

love it!

Josh and Kelley's family said...

great giveaway! very cute

Ginny said...

What a great prize, useful love that! I don't really sew much, maybe little animals or something.

Dani said...

Love it! Glad I found you because of the give-a-way!

Dani said...

I'm so boring. I tend to just make quilts with mine. Although I have made some sandwich wraps with leftovers

Jen B. said...

Haven't done it yet, but I plan to make this knot bag! http://showyourworkings.wordpress.com/tutorials/japanese-knot-bag-instructions/

Amy@GrowingLikeTrees said...

Beautiful tissue holders! I've never sewn with fat quarters....

crazydavises at gmail dot com

Ms. Fine said...

ooh so beautiful... and I really need a business card holder!

I typically use fat quarters on purses and quilts and headbands. I'm also going to give zippered pouches a go.

Jenn said...

awesome! sign me up!

annalea said...

those fabrics are great!

pugslet said...

Cute...enter me in the drawing. thanks.

Stacy Gibbs said...

Oh..I love these prints! Please put my name in! Thanks!

stacygibbs122@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

A tag blanket I made called for a fat quarter cut square but I was not able to find a cute print in store so I bought a half yard and am making a second one... does that count? I also found a really cute wallet with checkbook cover that uses fat quarters that I want to try...

Emmi said...

This would be absolutely lovely to win and I hope I do because I think would flip!

Thanks so much for the chance too!

e-mail: perfectpunkin@yahoo.com

zees5 said...

I like to make softies with small amounts of fabric. I can't explain why I like to make softies, but once you start, it is very addicting. izazbz at yahoo

mudpies4all said...

beautiful and useful!

Blue Fox said...

Wow my friend. Those are cool. And your give-away seems to be a great success. Me, I started with fat quarters way back when i didn't have money for anything else. I personally love using them for doll clothes - generally the right amount for something small.
L - E

junglewife said...

I am just getting back into sewing, so I need good ideas too!!!
junglewife AT gmail DOT com

Kimberly said...

I like the fabric you chose and I would really get some use out the card holder.
Thanks for your generosity!

Breanna S. said...

thanks

Amy said...

so cute, thanks for the chance!

Hilda Siemens said...

so cute! i am definately in need of a tissue holder, just haven't found the time to make one yet!

luke and pamela said...

oooh, great ideas! i usually make coasters with my scraps. :)

pugslet said...

Please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway...thanks.

smithfamily said...

I would love to be entered! Great giveaway!

Joey said...

Cute fabric combo. Hope I win.

CORMELS said...

Very cute. I really like the print on the fabric!

To A T said...

Oh so cute!! I love it :)

Amanda said...

Cute, cute, cute!

Sherri said...

Awesome ideas for using the giveaway prize! Thanks for participating!

Karin said...

Such a great idea! what fun!

karebare14 AT yahoo DOT com

Jingle said...

I love the polka dots on the inside!

Megan said...

So clever! I hope I made it in time to enter your giveaway.

Alison said...

Great give-away! Thanks!

Tianna said...

Very cute - thanks for the giveaway!

leslie said...

count me

Steph said...

Who won!?!? We are dying here!
:-)

MaryL said...

How Sweet!I think I'm needing those...

Carol said...

I like to buy FQ's in 1930's fabrics. I have already made a Grandmothers Flower Garden quilt and appliqued the flower to a background square. I have many 30's so there will be more quilts made from them.
libertythreads@charter.net

Karen Pilcher said...

terrific idea. I am keepin my fingers crossed