Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Pattern Jam - Free pattern/fabric audition software

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I love when I find something new on the internet that is a helpful tool. Think of all those times when you wish you could audition your fabrics with a pattern before you start cutting. Or you have just the right pattern in mind, but aren't sure what colors or fabrics you want to use. Pattern Jam is for you! I first heard about Pattern Jam this spring and I'm so glad to have Emily Taylor here to share it with you. (Not only is Emily the creator of Pattern Jam, she's also a talented fabric designer with Riley Blake Designs.)
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Choose a pattern.… Customize it with fabric on PatternJam….Make it!

Thank  you, Amy, for giving me the opportunity to introduce PatternJam.com to your readers! On PatternJam, creative folks like yourself can shop for beautiful fabric. Not only can you shop for fabric, but you can audition it too! image02
PatternJam lets you to see and play with the fabric in a project! You can create your own quilt using our block templates~mixing and matching fabric to your hearts content!
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PatternJam also allows you to select beautiful designer patterns (quilts, children’s clothing, bags, aprons, softies, and more) in which to audition fabric choices. The patterns are for sale and are available for immediate download upon purchase. Also, once you’ve purchased a pattern on PatternJam.com, the pattern remains available to download in your project library indefinitely!
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All of this functionality is FREE to use! The carefully curated collection of fabric from major designers and manufacturers ensures that you will find the perfect assortment of fabric for your next project. What will you create?
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To encourage you to give PatternJam.com a try, I’m offering an exclusive GIVEAWAY
to readers of Diary of a Quilter! Here’s how to participate:
1. Visit PatternJam.com, play around a bit & sign up for my newsletter (be sure to mention that you learned about PatternJam.com from Diary of a Quilter)

2. Connect with PatternJam’s social channels:
3. Select 5 fabrics that you’d like to add to your stash, and leave a comment for Amy letting her know your choices.

4. Amy will select a winner in a random drawing for one yard of each of your favorites!

WINNER: OhioLori said...
Looooove sidewalk Cafe!! Would choose SW Cafe Main Grey, SW Cafe Green(vine), SW Cafe Grey(vine), SW Cafe Red(vine) and SW Cafe Blooms Grey GORGEOUS fabrics!! Hard to choose even "just" five! :)

Happy Sewing!
Emily Taylor

82 comments:

  1. If I could choose 5 fabrics to add to my stash I would choose any 5 from the Avignon collection. Love them all!

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  2. 1 - I signed up for newsletter
    2 - I like pattern jam on Facebook (seabeegirl)
    3 - My Fabric Choices ; Gray Witch Main, Gray Witch Web, Witch Cream Pumpkin, Witch Black Dots, Witch Orange Stripe

    Pattern Jam looks like an awesome tool!

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  3. Great idea! I signed up for the Pattern Jam newsletter and I would choose 5 fabrics from the Indelible collection.

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  4. What a fab idea. I can't wait to have a proper play with it. I have signed up for the newsletter and am following on FB. If I were to win, from Sweet as honey I would choose: orchard bloom blue; Bee sweet grey; Rooted gray; and from Indelible I would choose floret gray and Threaded shreds gray

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  5. Awesome idea! Just signed up for Pattern Jam newsletter.

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  6. This looks like such a phenomenal design tool! I'm always hesistant to buy fabrics before I know what it will look like in my quilt and this is brilliant!
    Following on instagram. Signed up for the Newsletter. As for my fabrics...
    From Rocket Age: Rocket Age Blue Main, Rocket Age Brown Captain, Rocket Age Navy Blast, Rocket Age Red Ads, & Red Stars (or Rocket Age Blue Star System)!

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  7. My faves at Pattern Jame are
    1 Teal Sidewalk Floral
    2 Cream Sidewalk Small Floral
    3 Red Sidewalk Small Floral
    4 Blue Sidewalk Hopscotch
    5 Yellow Sidewalk Hopscotch

    Thank you!

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  8. Great tool! My fabric faves are:
    Domestic Diva: Recipes Cream, Aprons Green, Stripe Green
    Vintage Verona: Scales Navy, Plaid Navy

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. I stumbled across pattern jam the other day and I loved it!! I was at work and boy did time fly by while I was "auditioning" lol. I had a really great time. As I'm a new quilter this site is a godsend as I'm not used to figuring that math stuff. Also not real great at picking fabric. Thanks so much for making it all so much easier so I can spend my time actually quilting! I would love any 5 fabrics but my favorite right now is Indelible. Thanks!

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  10. I signed up for the newsletter, followed PatternJam on IG and played around for quite a while =) Some of my favorites are Cream Recipes, Damask Red, Swirls Navy, RC Main Gray and Sidewalk Cafe Plaid Red. Thanks for the intro and the chance to win!

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  11. How very cool. Such an interesting idea. I just loved the chinoiserie fabrics. Prosperity turq and pink, toile green, pavillion green and the peacock were just gorgeous! Thanks for the link.

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  12. Hi. (1) Signed up for PatternJam's newsletter; (2) connected thru FB; (3) five colors from Avignon are yellow dots; yellow houndstooth; red vines; yellow plaid and red dots. Thank you so much for the chance to become a winner.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Love the site! It's nice to be able to see what your fabric choices look like together.
    I like the Large Tie-Dye Cobalt, Swirls Navy, Rocket Age Navy Blast, Pirate Phrases Cream, Pirate Phrases Black.
    I also connected through Pinterest.

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  14. I signed up for the newsletter and connected with pinterest. Love: girls fishing-cream, rocket age ads-red, hexies-aqua, stamped grove-blue, and budquette gray

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  15. Fun! I signed up for their newsletter and am following on facebook. My fabric choices are from Up Parasol and would make such an adorable dress for my adorable granddaughter:)...birds in orange, damask in pink, basic blooms in pink, hatch in orange and plaid orange.

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  16. Thank for this chance to win! I've signed up for your newsletter and my favorite Fabric would be any 5 from the Domestic Diva Line. Just LOVE this Fabric!

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  17. I love the collection of Vintage Verona!!! This is such a clever idea! I look forward to using PatternJam.

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  18. I really liked the Up Parasol collection. I signed up for the newsletter. Love the concept of being able to audition the fabrics before committing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  19. I love any and all of the indelible fabrics. Would love to see more basics added because if they don't have your fabric, you can substitute a basic in the same colors to get a general idea of how your fabric would look!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  20. Emily is so talented! I would choose fabrics from the Indelible line, Emmy Grace and Basics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. 1- Signed up for the newsletter
    2- I'd choose Rocket Age.

    thanks so much for the chance, Amy! x

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  22. I signed up for Pattern Jam's newsletter. I already follow you (Diary of a Quilter) via GFC.

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  23. I signed up for the newsletter and started following several of the boards on Pinterest. As for fabric, I love Chillingsworth Creepy Dictionary Cream, Chillingsworth Halloween Damask Grey, Domestic Diva Bubbles Cream, Indelible Doiland Silver, and Rocket Age Navy Blast.

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  24. I'm a new follower of Pattern Jam on Facebook.

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  25. I loved playing around with the patterns and fabrics on Pattern Jam. Very cool!

    I would choose the following fabrics:

    1. Large Tie-Dye Cobalt
    2. Small Tie-Dye Cobalt
    3. Bold Stripe Navy & White
    4. Fish Net Cobalt
    5. Fish Net Navy

    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  26. I have been messing around and trying to figure out patterns for a sampler quilt with my leftover Tula scraps and this is the BEST!

    I've also followed her Pinterest and my favorite fabrics would be from the Indelible line: Floret Teal, Threaded Shreds Grey, Stylus Text Blue, Doiland Silver, Stamped Grove Blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. I signed up for her newsletter and I'm following her on Pinterest.

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  28. This is so much fun! I could spend all day picking patterns and fabric! I would pick 5 from the Sidewalk Cafe collection--main gray, plaid red, plaid blue, organic gray and organic red. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. I signed up for the newsletter and liked you on facebook. I also made a purchase. I would loe to win the intage Verona in the color scheme of red, gray and white. Nice website. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I want to make a funky monkey quilt for my grandson.

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  31. What a great idea! Also, an awesome giveaway! I signed up for the newsletter and followed on social media as well. My 5 favorite fabrics are Rocket age - red stripes, red, navy blast and Vintage Verona - Dot Navy and Plaid Poppy. :)

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  32. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with Pattern Jam. I signed up for the newsletter and liked on Facebook and Instagram. I would choose: a Teal Sidewalks Floral, cream and red sidewalks small floral and blue and yellow sidewalks hopscotch.

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  33. I would chose something from Feedsack 4...LOVE this fabric...also love Avignon...the colours in that line are wonderful!! I signed up for your Newsletter and followed on Pinterest!
    Paulette

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  34. Love the Up Parasol collection. (1) Main-lightgreen-pink (2) LushBlooms-pink (3)Plaid-lightgreen (4)Damask-dark pink and (5) Hatch-green
    Thank you fro the chance to win.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  35. I signed up for the newsletter and am following on social media. I would pick fabrics from the Sidewalks collection, although the various Halloween collections really tempt me as well.

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  36. Connected with PatternJam on Facebook
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  37. Signed up for newsletter, thank you
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  38. Love the website Pattern Jam. I did subscribe to her newsletter and liked on Facebook. Fabrics I would choose are: Felicity Blue Polka dots; Prosperity Turq; Avignon dots Yellow; Basic Blooms Blue; Kensington RicRac Yellow

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  39. That was a great website. I signed up for the newsletter and Pinterest after plaing with the patterns. I would like pirates, witches and zombies any of the cute characters. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I signed up for the newsletter. sarah@forrussia.org

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  41. I followed Patternjam on Pinterest. sarah@forrussia.org

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  42. I really enjoyed playing on the Pattern Jam site. Thanks for introducing it too me. I look forward to receiving your newsletter and going back next time I'm planning a quilt. For my fabrics, I would choose andy 5 from the Sweet as Honey line. My brother keeps bees and these fabrics would make a fun quilt for him. (I do also love that Rocket Age line!)

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  43. What fun! I signed up for their newsletter and am following them on Pinterest. I quickly filled my shopping cart and then narrowed it down to these five: Rocket Age Main Blast, Rocket Age Blue Main, Sidewalk Cafe Blooms Pink, Sidewalk Cafe Main Gray, and Toujours.

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  44. My five favorite fabrics are:
    1. Kensington Damask rouge
    2. Kensington Damask taupe
    3. Sidewalk Cafe Blooms grey
    4. Sidewalk Cafe Blooms pink
    5. Sidewalk Cafe Blooms yellow
    sarah@forrussia.org

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  45. I signed up for their newsletter and followed their boards. I would love any of the floral or damask prints from Up Parasol. Thanks!

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  46. Okay.. More hours to spend on the internet! What a great tool! I follow them on FB and Pinterest..
    avignon fabrics by Emily Taylor.. I'm going through an Orange/Coral phase and they are beautiful..
    Orange Geometric , Plaid in Orange, Main in Yellow, vines in cream , dots in Green Thanks!

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  47. I love the Large Star Quilt. I would have to say I like Feed sack, Felicity, Vantage Happy, Sidewalk café and Domestic Diva. I heard about you from my daughter.

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  48. Love Pattern Jam! Can see me spending hours here. Signed up at all the on line sites. The blue and white collection would be my choice. Thank you for the opportunity!!

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  49. I love Pattern Jam. I have played with it several times before after seeing it on Pinterest. I have done the following:

    1. Signed up for newsletter
    2. Followed on Instagram
    3. Liked on Facebook
    4. Following on Pinterest
    5. I would take any 5 Kensigton

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  50. Loved Pattern Jam, so I did sign up for their newsletter, and now follow them on FB and Pinterest :}
    My 5 fav fabrics:
    Felicity Gold Swiss Dots
    Sidewalk Cafe Organic Gray
    Vine Gray
    Yellow sidewalks Hopscotch
    Domestic diva Damask Green

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  51. Pattern Jam is a quilting tool I can use a lot! Instead of photographing the fabrics I am auditioning for a project and soliciting feedback from my quilting friends, I can use Pattern Jam. We are "friends" on Facebook (I like them). I am making Quilts of Valor for my neighborhood Garden Club to present to our member veterans. I will take any fabric that will work in a QOV.

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  52. Wow - is Pattern Jam fun to play with! I signed up for their newsletter.
    My favorite fabrics were (hard decision)
    RC Blossoms Black
    RC Blossoms White
    RC Main Black
    RC Main White
    Bird on Vine

    Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  53. I can see me spending a lot of time on PatternJam! I like all the Sidewalks collection but the new Indelible collection has stolen my heart!

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  54. I signed up for the Newsletter at PatternJam.com and learned about it from Diary of a Quilter

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  55. Fabric I love: Recipes: Cream, Label Red, Porcelain Check,
    mini floral-blue, Damask Rouge. Love them all! I had a hard time choosing!

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  56. I signed up for the newsletter and followed on instagram!

    My favorites right now would be Tiny Blooms Red, Mini floral-blue, Teal Sidewalks Floral, Witch Cream Main & Black Witch Stars

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  57. I love the designing a quilt feature - I've had so much fun playing with this today! I've followed pattern jam on facebook & instagram.

    My favorite fabrics were: rocket age red stars, emmy grace ripples grey, indelible threaded shreds grey, avignon blue houndstooth, avignon yellow houndstooth, & small dots navy.

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  58. Pattern Jam should come with a warning! lol....maybe a time limit where it makes you take a break! I have them on Pinterest and signed up for their newsletter! I love the Vintage Verona--my favs: 1. Main Teal 2. Mini Blooms Fern 3. Dots Grey 4. Leaves Teal 5 Damask teal --- and that was a hard task! I love so many of them! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  59. Signed up for your newsletter.
    1. Black Witch Stars; 2. Flower Ring Yellow, 3. Sidewalk Cafe Vine Blue; 4. Plaid-lightgreen; 5. Waves Red are my choices.

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  60. Wow how fun is Pattern Jam :) Feedsack Flower Blue,Tiny Blooms Red,Flower Ring Red,Flower Ring Yellow,Morning Glory Blue. Liked on facebook (Ucompleteme)

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  61. Love all the fabrics in the Up Parasol collection. I signed up for the newsletter. Brilliant idea to audition the fabrics before chhosing how to use them! Will definitely be studying this more!

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  62. I'm following PatternJam on Pinterest!

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  63. I'm a little confused, but this is what I've done.

    I've subscribed to your emails. I signed up for Pattern Jam's newsletter & now follow them on FB and Pinterest. I looked around and didn't quite follow the rules - I would make a quilt out of the slanted diamonds block using pure white, kensington dots rouge, chinoiserie properity turq and felicity blue polka dots. If I had to pick an actual pattern I would do the crystal snnowflake with pure white and verona dot navy.

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  64. This was fun! I registered at Pattern Jam and am following on Facebook. My favorite fabrics are Chinoiserie Peacock, Prosperity Pink, and Prosperity Turquoise; and Emily's Stash Vintage Blue Cloth; and Domestic Diva Recipes Cream. (They are for two different quilts)

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  65. I signed up for their Newsletter!! Looks like such a fun Site!! headed there after I enter the Give-a-way!!
    ( I already get your Emails & follow you thru Bloglovin)

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  66. I am now connected with PatternJam thru Pinterest :)

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  67. Looooove sidewalk Cafe!! Would choose SW Cafe Main Grey, SW Cafe Green(vine), SW Cafe Grey(vine), SW Cafe Red(vine) and SW Cafe Blooms Grey GORGEOUS fabrics!! Hard to choose even "just" five! :)

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  68. I love Floral floats-aqua, floret teal, spindraft ochre, Parasol Birds in Dark Green,

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  69. This is an awesome idea!

    I already get your email :) Have signed up for all the social media for PatternJam, but don't have a Twitter account. I would love Swiss Dots Black & Cream, Cream sidewalks small floral, Teal sidewalks Floral, Aprons Cream and medium dots cream! Thank you!

    cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

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  70. FUN! And all of the fabrics are amazing! I love all of Sweet as Honey, and Sidewalks, and Avignon! I would love to have any and all of these fabrics! So cool. :)

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  71. I signed up for Pattern Jam's newsletter. :)

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  72. I follow Pattern Jam on Pinterest

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  73. I am following pattern jam on facebook now and getting the newsletter. I just designed my first quilt and now I am excited with the possibility that i could win 5 yards of fabric!!

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  74. My fabrics would be blooms navy, ikat navy,swirls navy from inda ikat; fish net navy from blue and white porcelain; and paprika basic

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  75. All of your quilts are hundred percent perfect. Your work showing that you are a perfect quilter. Just keep up the good work.

    Gorgeous Tart Leilah Dress

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  76. What a cool idea! The fabrics I love are Rocket Age Navy Blast, Sweet as Honey Beekeeper Coral, Indelible Threaded Shreds Gray, Indelible Floret Gray, and Pirate Swirls Red.

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