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A Life Full of Laughter: Fabric Giveaway #2

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Fabric Giveaway #2

Yay!!  Time for another giveaway!  As I have mentioned before, Crooked Brook is a label used by the atelier division of an art studio. They are a full service pattern making, sample making, custom embroidery, private label and apparel design studio, with small lot production capabilities. Since 1989, they have built a strong reputation of providing apparel designs, patterns, fit and production samples for many brand name catalogs and retailers, as well as wardrobe and costumes for movies, television and theater.

In addition, they design and manufacture men’s and women’s chef coats for the world’s most recognized chefs. Each one of their chef coats and aprons is made to order in the USA, and can be personalized with your choice of fabric, pockets, buttons, piping and embroidery.  They also have individual men and women for whom they make everything from custom vests, evening dresses and wedding gowns, to jeans and shirts.

As a result of all of this wonderful business, they have a great deal of fabric and other sewing supplies.  They have offered to allow me to host an awesome giveaway.  This is going to be a regular feature here on the blog so keep your eyes open in the future!  This time we are offering a box full of mixed woven organic cotton twill in these colors - gold, rust, nutmeg, eggplant, white, khaki and gray.  Here is a picture (click to make larger if you'd like!) …



Awesome right?!  So, here are the rules..

Contest ends midnight (eastern standard time) 07/11/11,
Prize will be shipped to winner within 30 days of contest end.
You must be 18 years or older to win.
US residents only, recipients must be a resident of one of the 48 contiguous states.

Now, in order to enter the giveaway, please leave a comment (with your email address!!) about how you handle your scraps of fabric.  I'm blessed to have an abundance of scraps & am always looking for ways to organize them better!  Also, for a second entry in the contest, become a follower of my blog.  Winners will be chosen at random. Please be sure to include your email address as well so we can get in contact with you!!  Have fun!

BTW: To find out how you can get a 5% discount from Crooked Brook, contact them here - info@crookedbrook.com and tell them “Lisa sent me” ; )


Bye,

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow- what lovely fabric! I have been quilting for 38 years, and not only have yardage but also scraps! If I have them designated to be part of a certain project or if cut to size, they are in a plastic shoebox, with a note showing at the end of the box so I can search easily. No need to tape the note to the container- they are so full the note stays in place. My strings are divided into gallon(s) ziplock bags and divided by color- reds and oranges, blues etc. Strings that don't fit a major catgory are all together in one tub.
Looking forward to hearing how others handle theirs!
Happy sewing!
Teresa in TX
reesiek@yahoo.com
Happy sewing

Anonymous said...

I haven't been quilting for very long but I sure looooove fabric! Some pretty wonderful people have started me on building a stash but I don't have a lot. I keep mine in four dresser drawers by color. Hopefully someday I'll have so much that I have to buy clear tubs! Margie in Fl.
margie@fm-realty.net

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is bernie I am from Buffalo, Ny I only been quilting for 5 years. I help the girl scout and my granddaughters make quilts for there parents for christmas. What a wonderful thing uou are doing Bernie Stein Buffalo,NY (honeybee631@yahoo.com)

Michelle said...

I cut 'em into 2 1/2" squares and make scrappy baby quilts!

Pam said...

I want to make a quilt with solids. This would help prepare the way. I cut my scraps into strips and squares and put them in clear containers. I also have a box with larger scraps and one with strings.

Pam said...

I am a follower

Jennifer said...

This box seems quite manly in color and would likely make a nice warm hug for a teen boy or young man. Barring that, it would go nicely with blue jean fabric. Jennifer Collard-- stitchster@toast2.net

charity-crafter said...

How I handle my scraps-I make crumb and strip blocks. This collection would make a lovely comfort quilt for a teenager for QFK's. With all those masculine colors.
Sarah
sjyu2 @ yahoo. com

Anonymous said...

I have my scraps arranged in plastic containers in strips 3 1/2, 2 1/2, 2, and 1 1/2 inch strips, using Bonnie Hunters method. I do this with my fabric that is smaller than a fat quarter. The fleece I would use to make mittens for the Ronald McDonald house. My ASG group makes different items to donate to them.

Sherry
shermcar@rochester.rr.com

SewCalGal said...

Hi Lisa. I love scraps and, over the years, have tried all sorts of ways to organize them. My latest approach seems to be working the best for me. I put the scraps into ziplocks in color/print themes that I could use to make a scrap quilt. When I get a bag full, I'll use them to cut for a project, or if I need a few scraps I can quickly find something to work by going thru one of the bags.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jared, Christine, and The Boys said...
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Jared, Christine, and The Boys said...

I put them in a ziploc bag and go through them when I am looking for small pieces. It is not a good system at all, but I am new to this and have very few scraps!
christinedeniece2@yahoo.com

Cat said...

I subscribe to the Bonnie Hunter at Quiltville.com's method of dealing with my scraps. Right now I am doing a lot of cutting and going through all of the scraps. I have a lot of quilts planned. These fabrics would be great for a picnic or car quilt.

DeNean Card said...

I actually am not a quilter. I love to sew crafts and apparel. My scraps are added to a bag and given to a friend for her to quilt with. Easiest way to deal with those wonderful scraps. lol

Marcia W. said...
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Marcia W. said...

alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
We mainly quilt. Our leftover fabrics (from past garment sewing and quilts) are stored in long shallow clear plastic containers by color. A large label is put inside each on every side so no matter how turned, we can read what it says. The size of the container is dictated by the quantity of scraps. Some little accessed scraps are stored in separate small cardboard boxes - such as cutaways my late great aunt gave us, old cut up jeans, and crazy quilt type of fabrics. The hall linen closet is just for "sewing and crafting stuff". Uncut fabric purchases specifically for a quilt project are folded neatly and stored together in wall units drawers. Some are in containers, some not (we do not have that much of this so isn't hard to handle). Notions and specialty items are stored in clear plastic shoebox containers and labeled - stored in closet. Thread is stored on a rack my late father made. In progress projects are put in a pile with pieces in an open boot box (large feet = large boxes). We usually work on just a couple projects each. Oh! Both my mother and I quilt and co-mingle fabrics.
We love scraps and OPF (other people's fabrics)!

Ashley said...

My mom is the one with all the fabric (no house to keep mine at yet!) and she has everything organized by color. Some are in plastic drawers, others are in old dressers that are labeled. This way she can find the colors she's looking for!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Alex said...

great fabric! right now my scraps are just in a pile in a box. not the most organized I know. :) amazing_alex.0818ATyhooDOTcom

robin said...

I'm a new quilter so have only a very few scraps as of yet - just in a pile!

robin said...

I'm a follower.

Angi @ Living in a creative bliss said...

I keep my scraps sorted by color. I don't have a whole lot as of yet.

angi.smith @ yahoo.com

Lysha said...

I have been quilting for 17 years. I organize all of my fabric by color and store them in totes. I place all of my scraps in baggies in the totes of the same color family. This allows me to find complements in a quick manner. I absolutely love the fabrics in the giveaway. I have three sons ranging in age from 14-20. They would love a quilt made from these fabrics.

April said...

I need good ideas on how to store scraps because I can not seem to toss any.

Anonymous said...

I am new to quiting so I don't have many scrap pieces. When I do have alot of scraps I want to make a scrap quit for my grandbaby. Thanks, Marty mmg1976@gmail.com

Erin E said...

I love to collect and use scraps. I store them in canvas organizers that I get from Home Depot or Lowes. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

Anonymous said...

i use them to make pennants! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Elka said...

See if I can craft something else out of them, hold on to them
electricisland(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My scraps are thrown into bins of similar color, then I can dig through it to find what I need or what I want to use with out making too much more of a mess! Nini Frank vicenza 74 at g mail dot com

Heather said...

Well, I'm embarrassed to say that mine mostly go into a big bag regardless of size. I'm liking reading through the comments, there are some good suggestions here.
heather.mentzer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I keep mine in a drawer. Sometimes have to dig a bit for what I'm looking for but it's better than the grocery bag I used to use. I use my scraps for small projects and pillows.
slck@dishmail.net

ThreadBeaur said...

Scraps, Scraps, Scraps. I have so many. Keeping them organized is like a full time job. Clear bins with big scraps organized by color. It is the easiest. With the smaller ones, I sew them together in delightful randomness and then one day they will become a scrap-y quilt with great fabric from projects past.

threadbeaur {at} yahoo.com

Ashley said...

I keep all of my scraps in a bag in the closet. Not the best place but my pile isn't that big.

mrs.marcus2 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Hold on to them - you never know when they might come in handy.

jessicakirshh@gmail.com

susansmoaks said...

i keep my scraps for possible future use
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

cvdnurse said...

I love to use Bonnie Hunter's patterns for scrap quilts - anything goes in them - solids, prints, pretty or ugly - and it always looks good in the end. I save most of my scraps, but anything like a sliver or really tine piceces, I toss into a pillowcase for my dogs to lay on.
susan in NC
susie.galasso@gmail.com

Gianna said...

I keep my scraps in a large tupperware container.
cmanventuresinc(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat S. said...

I keep my scraps in tote bags and when one is filled I start another. I'm totally disorganized and need to start using up my scraps on some projects!

Thanks sew much for the chance to win!!!

Debra said...

All my scraps are in a big bin. It's like a treasure hunt everytime I go in there!

Debra said...

I'm a follower!

Teresa said...

I'm not very good at storing my fabrics/scraps. I keep them all together in plastic bins. One day I'll have time to separate them by color.
tssk10(at)Gmail(dot)com

Teresa said...

I follow you publicly on Google Friend Connect
tssk10
tssk10(at)gmail(dot)com

 
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