Posts in the Fabric category

Such a pretty fabric.

I’ve been less and less into patterned fabric over the past few months… but occasionally I’ll come across one that is just everything I love.

Hokkoh

The colors, the random placement of the lines… the slight waviness. I just love it.

Hokkoh

I picked this up at a local fabric shop and it hadn’t been on my radar previously. Now I just need to figure out how I’m going to use it!

Monday!

Be sure to check back here on Monday to find out how you can win one of these amazing fabric bundles!

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

And of course I’m joining in!

Who wants a fun fat quarter pack??

Fat Quarter pack I'm giving away!

Just drop me a little comment and I’ll have the ol’ random number generator pick a winner on Thursday the 20th! I’m happy to ship internationally. Good luck!

Fat Quarter pack I'm giving away!

And be sure to check out all of the other giveaways here.  There are loads of chances to win great stuff!

Happy Monday!

African Fabrics

My older sister lives in Gabon with her husband and three kids.  They live a life in which every weekend they are here:

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Yeah, rough, right??  My twin sister, Cate, recently went for a three week visit. The country is amazingly beautiful. A good portion of it is a natural reserve and so she saw things like this:

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Not to mention the jungle goes right up to the ocean so you see animals enjoying the surf.

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But on to what we all really care about… fabric! My sisters were kind enough to gather a number of yards for their fabric addicted sister. It’s all so beautiful and inspirational!

Fabrics in Bag

Some that I think will have to be whole cloth quilts. I can’t cut into the amazing large scale designs.

Large Scale Pattens

Some home dec. weight:

Home Dec

Some great repeats:

Repeats

And check out the selvedges:

Selvedges

I have done a bit of reading on how to lock inks in fabric but if any of you have any tips I’m all ears! Definitely going to be going against my usual no prewashing laziness with these. I want them to last and the colors to hold so please do comment if you’ve got suggestions!

Scraps!

Today is Sew, Mama, Sew!‘s Giveaway Day so I thought I’d take part!

Give away

These are some of my scraps. Some are big and some are small. Drop me a comment with your two or three favorite colors (I would advise you stay clear of purple as I have no purple scraps!) and if you’re the winner I’ll put together a nice big bundle of scraps in those colors!

I’ll pick a winner on Monday morning. Good luck!