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 fabric.com.
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 fabric.com 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 fabric.com 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 fabric.com. 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 fabric.com'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.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.
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.