Monday, September 23, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Fabric scrap pack! (edited to correct dates) CLOSED

Guess what time it is?

It's GIVEAWAY time.

Yes, I'm sticking with my once a month FY14 Charity Sewing themed giveaways.

As they will always be, the prize is a scrap pack of fabric.  Some pieces will be large sized scraps and some will be smaller "scrappy scraps".  All will be fabrics featured in projects I've completed since the last giveaway.

This month's package also has a special bonus that comes to you courtesy of some bad cutting on the part of the employees at

Ok, check this out.  

Do you see what I see?  Notice how poorly it's cut at the bottom of the image?  Yes, I was not satisfied with that half assed cutting so I sent a message to customer service telling them as much.  I don't think it's unreasonable to expect a panel to be cut so that I get all of the images.  It's a PANEL, you're supposed to get all the images.

Customer service at is very good.  They had no problem sending me a new one (and as with any replacement, they let me keep the original item).  I can't praise enough for that.  I've never had any problems with them making an order correct.

BUT. . .

The second piece they sent was cut just as poorly.  *headesk*  Instead of making a big stink about it, I decided to just cut my losses.  After all, they had given me two items for the cost of one and clearly they weren't capable of properly cutting the fabric so I'll just chalk it up as a lesson learned and not buy any more panels from  The kicker?  Both pieces were cut poorly in the same spot.  So of the two pieces I received, neither had a full "leaping cat" image.

(and I did put a review on the item to let folks know that panel cutting isn't's strong suit, just to give folks a heads up--I did praise customer service in the review, too, because honestly I'm not that upset just kind of "oh for crying out loud" about it).

SO. . .long story short, I have two sets of that panel fabric so one of them is included in the giveaway pack.

Want to see what all is in the pack?

My photos don't do the fabrics justice.  The colors are much brighter in person.  If you want a better idea of the colors, just browse through my blog and see the different items I've made since the last giveaway post.  the pack features fabrics from the pony dolls, mermaid dolls, pencil pouches, and crazy 9 patch blocks (civil war reproduction fabrics).

To give you an idea of the sizes, the blue fabrics on the left of the pic are each pretty large.  Not quite fat quarter sized but very generous.  The mermaid fabrics (chartreuse chevrons, yellow, gray floral print, aqua polka dots, and tea dyed) are medium size scraps.  Definitely large enough for some patch work or small projects.  The rest of the fabrics (yellow floral from pony dolls, car print from and punctuation fabrics from the pencil pouches) are "scrappy scraps".  They're smaller and/or odd cuts.  Great for paper piecing or small projects like applique (or if you make teesha moore style patches).

The only fabrics that are pre-washed are the tea dyed ones (tan shades).  The car print and "back to school" prints (used to make pencil pouches) are cotton/linen mixes.

And the extra panel.  Again, the "leaping cat" panel is not whole.  It is cut into a bit along the bottom.  There are 6 images total that run the width of the fabric and are about 1/4 yard in length (each image is about 10 inches square).  The colors are super rich and bright.  It's a really fun panel which I'm very happy to share with folks (and can't wait to find a use for mine).

I'll most likely add a bit more to the package, too.  I know I have more of those civil war reproduction fabrics which I can share.  


1.  One entry (comment) per person.

2.  MUST have your email address in your comment (do it the "no spam" way   email (at) place (dot) com  )  
3.  International are welcome.

4.  If you mention colors/styles/prints you like, I'll see if I have your favs in my stash and add a little extra should you win.

Giveaway will close (and winner drawn) Friday SEPTEMBER 27.  Winner will be emailed and have until SEPTEMBER 30 to reply.  No reply from winner will result in another winner being drawn.

Thanks to everyone who looks at my blog and GOOD LUCK.


  1. Ooh, all the pretty fabric!
    my email is garuda.pan(at)gmail(dot)com
    I'm also Arkani over in Regretsy ;)

  2. Just stoping by from swap-bot! Cant wait to peruse your blog. Thanks for the chance to win!
    clunsford (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Such pretty fabrics! I'm loving the chevrons and polka dots I'm seeing!

  4. Lovely giveaway,so generous of you.I love turquoise,Christmas,for kids prints but what you already have would be great,thank you for the chance to win it.

  5. wo what a wonderful selection. Scraps always come in handy and that cat panel well trimed up and no one will know that is was an oopsy. Very generous of you to do this giveaway

  6. great giveaway, i love scraps because i am a scrap quilter.tjwbewatcharterdotnet

  7. aust1967 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    So generous of you! I have of the coordinating fabric that goes with the cat panel - but none of the panel. So, that also tells you my favorite colors - basically rainbow and black. I love that combination and use it a lot in my quilts! Thanks so much for the chance!

  8. WOW pretty fabric stash! Just stopping by from SwapBot! Thanks for hosting~

  9. Wow, I would love any and all of these scraps/irregulars. I'm not picky at all. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. My favorites are polka dots and florals. These are cute panels, too bad they weren't cut better. Thank you.

  11. Awesome giveaway.. and I come over from Swap-bot after reading your post..I'm not picky and will love whatever you give if i win.. :D

    my email is: tingting_a (at) yahoo (dot) com

  12. Love the cat fabric! My MIL is a great quilter and I'd love to give her something as whimsical as that.

    bbqweasel (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Awesome. Email is tikihutcrafts (at) hotmail (dot) com
    I like cats, solids, and floral.

  14. Ooooo I would love the wonky cat! sewcrochety (at) inbox (dot) com. I also love anything horrendously colored. Dayglo, mustard, orange, awesome 70's colours are my thing!

  15. Love the kitties! As always a day late and a dollar short. lol