Gift Certificate giveaway from Bobbie Lou’s Fabric Factory

I’m so excited to introduce a new fabric shop today, Bobbie Lou’s Fabric Factory. This etsy shop is run by Chelsea and inspired by and named after her grandmother Bobbie Lou who loved to sew.
Chelsea has a great eye for unique, colorful fabric and her shop is stocked with a great variety, including lots of fabrics that are rare finds. 
Some recent collections include Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics. I’m so in love with those Beehives and the Honeycomb especially.
Another recent Art Gallery collection in stock is Leah Duncan’s Meadow. Fabric is available not only in yardage, but Fat Quarter cuts as well.
Chelsea also has a fun variety of nautical themed fabrics including collections from Michael Miller and Riley Blake. 

But I think the thing I love most about Bobbi Lou’s is the huge variety of whimsical prints that are “off the beaten path”. For example a large selection of Alexander Henry prints including bright dia de los muertos themed prints, as well as unique prints from Camelot fabrics and Cloud 9 fabrics.

Seriously, if your style is loud, whimsical, and full of saturated color, or if you’re just trying to get out of a creative funk, you will love Bobbie Lou’s selection! Also a great resource if you’re looking for I-spy prints (including in the Clearance selection.) I think it’s one of a kind shop.

And today Chelsea is generously giving away a $50 Gift Certificate towards anything in her shop to one of you! To enter take a quick trip to Bobbie Lou Fabric Factory and leave a comment here sharing something that you love. For a second entry, follow @BobbieLouFabrics on Instagram, and leave a comment letting me know. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

WINNER: JoMarch 10, 2014 at 6:17 AM

Wow so many great fabrics! I love the boy section since that is all I seem to have in my life

And in even more good news, Chelsea is offering a 15% discount for through March 17 using the code AMY15 at checkout.  Enjoy Bobbie Lou’s and happy shopping!

The Fat Quarter Shop and a free quilt-along!

If you are an online fabric shopper, you are probably well familiar with one of my sponsors, The Fat Quarter Shop.

In my opinion, the Fat Quarter Shop sets the bar for the online fabric shopping experience. The site is so well organized and easy to navigate and their selection and service is amazing. Also, be sure to check out their Sale section for lots of great deals!

One of their specialties is their Clubs and Block of the Month Quilts and Programs.

The latest program at the Fat Quarter Shop is hosting is a Quilt-along called Deck-ade the Halls.  This Christmas-themed Quilt-along celebrates the 10 years the Fat Quarter Shop has been in business. The patterns consist of 10 free downloads over the next 5 months with plenty of time to complete this quilt before Christmas! To find out more about it, visit the Jolly Jabber blog and follow along on Flickr. There are even video tutorials, as you can see with block #1.

To help you get started, the Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Layer Cake of Moda’s Aspen Frost by Basic Grey. Kits are available for this quilt-along, but you are also encouraged to use your own fabrics and pull from your own stash.

If you’d like a chance to win the Aspen Frost layer cake, leave a comment on this post. Giveaway will be open until Friday, May 31 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

WINNER: LynetteMay 28, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Fabric I love fabric! A diet plan that included a daily fabric treat would help me shed pounds!!! Something like for each pound lost add one “fat” quarter to your stash!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!

To keep tabs on the Fat Quarter Shop and their many programs, sales, and upcoming arrivals you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or their blog. You can also check out their YouTube channel for lots of great tutorials and video interviews.

Giveaway from Southern Fabrics

Today a lovely giveaway from sponsor, Southern Fabrics. Southern Fabrics is an online-only fabric shop that has been in business since 2004. They specialize in items like Moda collections and pre-cuts (including Happy Go Lucky), full selection of the Riley Blake chevrons, as well as collections from Free Spirit and Westminster. 
Some recent additions include precuts for brand new Moda collections including Aspen Frost by Basic Grey, as well as Esprit de Noel by French General. {Can you believe new Christmas collections are already hitting shops??} Both collections are beautiful.  
Southern Fabric also has yardage and precuts from Urban Chick’s new collection Boho – one of my favorites this spring.  (I’ve got a little project in the works myself with some Boho.)

Southern Fabrics frequently has great collections on sale. Right now Coquette, Funky Monkey, and Freshcut are all on sale.

Freshcut is still one of my favorite collections. The selection and sale prices are great! 
To keep current on Southern Fabrics latest arrivals and sales, I highly suggest you follow them on Facebook, the Southern Fabrics blog, or twitter. (In fact, there is a “share-it-to-win-it” contest on Facebook right now to win some Happy Go Lucky!)
Today Aubrey of Southern Fabrics is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you readers.  Just leave a comment telling me something you love in the Southern Fabrics shop. Giveaway open until Friday, April 19 at Midnight MST. Good luck! GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Winner: Phat Quarters said…
marmalade, love it

Giveaway from Pink Castle Fabrics

Pink Castle Fabrics

Today I’m so excited to share a giveaway with you from one of my sponsors and one of my favorite online fabric shops: Pink Castle Fabrics. I am such a fan of their selection – lots of my favorite collections, all in one place. Including brand new collections like Shelburne Falls, Color Me Retro, and Comma.

Another great feature at Pink Castle Fabrics is their monthly clubs. For example the Stash Stack Club is a great way to build your fabric stash. Each month there is a new bundle of blender prints in one specific color on the color wheel, with twelve different colors/bundles throughout the year. 
For example, last month (February) was blue. Here’s a sample of the prints in last month’s bundle. March will be Greens and April will be Yellow. The bundles come in fat quarter, half-yard, and full-yard options. 
Here’s a sample of the color bundles from the past year. Such a great way to stock up on basic prints in every color. You can find out more details from the Stash Stack Club here.
Another recent monthly club is the No Prints Allowed Club. This club is basically the same concept – a bundle of fabric in a different colorway every month – only the bundles are entirely made up of solids.
This month, for example is green. (Fitting.) You have until the 20th of this month to sign up to get this month’s bundle, but you can sign up at any time to participate in the club!
Virtual Quilting Bee F8 - Blogger Bundle by Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Also, as a little side note, Brenda at Pink Castle has restocked the Fat 1/8th and Fat Quarter solids bundles for the Virtual Quilting Bee! Isn’t’ that color spectrum mouth-watering??
Today Brenda is giving away a bundle of 12 blue fat quarters from last month’s Stash Stack Club AND a bundle of 12 green No Prints Allowed fat quarters! To enter leave a comment on this post. If you want to, swing by Pink Castle Fabrics and come back here and tell me something that you love in the shop. One comment per person. Giveaway open until Sunday, March 17 at midnight MST. If you are a no-reply blogger, make sure I have a way to contact you. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners:
amylynne said…
Hmmmm……..I do need a stash! A little fabric……beautiful!
AND 
 Bron @ Stop That Owl said…
I LOVE the idea of the Stash Stack club. There are a few colours in my stash that are definitely lacking, and that would be a great way to top them up quickly. What a gorgeous giveaway!

I highly recomend keeping up with Brenda and Pink Castle Fabrics on Facebook  and Twitter as a great way to stay up to date on their fabulous sales and specials! Thanks again Brenda!
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Thank you so much for the support of the sponsors of this blog. I know from working in a fabric shop  that they are often run by people with a passion for fabric, not because they’re in it to get rich. I’m so grateful for all they do to support our hobby, as well as support this blog and make it possible for me to justify the many hours spent here. Thank you!

Fabric Flowers from Indygo Junction review and giveaway

I was recently asked if I would like to review Amy Barickman’s (of Indygo Junction) newest book, Fabric Flowers and I jumped at the chance. I love all the fun ideas and techniques (at least 25 different ones) for fabric flowers that are contained in this beautiful book.  It’s such a nifty reference with lots of pretty inspiration and information.
I love to work with wool and wool-felt, so I chose to create the large Spiral Bloom. I used the pattern and method in the book to create this rosette with the contrasting detail.
I also tried a slightly simplified version where I just stitched the outer edge, rather than adding the contrasting wool embellishment. I machine stitched using Aurifil wool thread to give the stitching extra thickness and I really like the result. I think I need to try more with wool thread too.


I really am impressed by the quality of this book – I would highly recommend it if you love creating floral embellishments – so many pretty ideas in one place. The video above gives a nice sampling of the projects and pictures from the book.
If you would like a look at other projects from the book, visit these other stops on the Fabric Flowers blog tour:
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes 
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets 
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron 
2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts 
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello 
2/12/13 – Family Ever After 
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff 
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side 
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog 
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara 
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter (moi)
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Project
And today, Indygo Junction is giving away a copy of the book and a collection of Clover Yo-Yo Makers in four different sizes. Some of the projects in the book are designed using the handy Clover products for creating embellishments. I love these yo-yo makers – they are so snazzy and slick – you can make the perfect looking yo-yo’s so quickly.  
I’ve been experimenting creating yo-yo’s out of fabrics besides quilter’s cotton like linen and silky rayons. They turn out so pretty.

To enter to win a copy of Fabric Flowers and a collection of 4 Clover Yo-Yo Makers, just leave a comment on this post. Giveaway open until Saturday, March 2, midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance.

And as a gift to everyone Indygo Junction is giving you 20% off your next IndygoJunction.com order with the code FFBK17. Offer good until 5/1/13!

Fat Quarter giveaway from Westwood Acres

Today I have an awesome giveaway from one of my sponsors, Westwood Acres. Westwood Acres is an etsy shop that specializes in fabric bundles – especially collections that don’t usually come in pre-packaged bundles (fat quarter, half-yard, etc.) such as Denyse Schmidt (Chicopee and Shelburne Falls), Lizzy House (Pearl Bracelets) and Tula Pink (Salt Water). I have those Pearl Bracelets and I love them (so versatile!) and I’m wanting to get my hands on Shelburne Falls next!
Fat Quarter Bundle of 26 New Bella Solids from Moda's Fall 2012 Release
Also great selection of Bella Solid bundles as well as other color basics like Riley Blake’s new Shuffle.
And now, all shipping is a flat rate of $5.85 no matter how much fabric you buy!
Westwood Acres is run by Amanda Woodruff and her husband. They really love what they do and have a great eye for the newest trends as well as fabulous customer service. (I know this first hand.) I think their selection is so well curated. I want a little bit of everything they stock. It’s hard to not get carried away…
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Amanda also has a fabulous blog, A Crafty Fox, with great quilting tips and tutorials – including this neat diamond and hexagon pieced pillow using one of their recent bundles of low-volume prints (it sold out in 10 days!). But don’t worry, they have a lot of new fabric on the way and plans for more low-volume (light background prints) bundles in the shop soon. You can also keep up with Amanda via Facebook. I’m always in awe of Amanda’s latest and greatest creations.
NEW Gingham 10 Fat Quarter Bundle from Michael Miller
And today, Westwood Acres is giving away one of these awesome gingham fat quarter bundles to one of you readers! Ginghams are so useful in so many ways – and to have that color variety would be dreamy. 
If you would like to win this bundle of fun, take a quick trip to Westwood Acres and come back and tell me something you love in the shop. Giveaway open until Saturday, February 23 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winner: manybooks said…

I love this shop – already have the Pearl Bracelets from that shop and a Cookies and Cream bundle. I would *love* any of the Salt Water bundeles, or Architextures! Yum~