I like to share hand dyed fabric. I also like to introduce hand dyed fabric to quilters and encourage you to use the hand dyed fabric that you buy. I realize that it's expensive compared to commercial fabric but I love using it and I like sharing it. Even if you can't afford the fabric I have several opportunities to get some for free!
Friday Leftovers is a giveaway that I do on my Facebook page ever Friday to give away a fat quarter of hand dyed fabric. Just follow the Colorways page and enter the Friday Leftovers post each week....on Friday!
In the Newsletter each month I give away 5 fat quarters of hand dyed fabric to 5 lucky subscribers. You don't have to do anything except subscribe to the newsletter and read it each month to see if you won.
Blog Giveaways are another way that I like to share fabric with you. I currently have the UFO Challenge running and a participant is drawn each month for their choice of a fabric or glass prize. Periodically I need to clear out a big stash of fabric so I have a week long series of drawings. Just follow the blog in your favorite reader service and keep a look out for one of the giveaway series. I'm feeling the need for a Back To School giveaway series soon!
Of course customers get free stuff too! Every order receives a little sticky note pad. Orders over $50 receive a free fat eighth of fabric and orders over $70 additionally receive a sample of Mistyfuse, my favorite fusible web.
So stay alert! There's frequently some free fabric just waiting to come to your house.
Let's not have a post without a photo. I think I just about have the border design for this quilt nailed down. I don't like the 1/2" stem so I've ordered a set of bias tape makers so I can try 3/8". 1/4" will be too small, I think, for blanket stitch edging but the 3/8" should work.
What do you think of this layout?
7/13/2016 12:10:33 pm
I like the layout! Works well with the blocks.
I love the new border idea but agree a narrower vine will look better.
7/14/2016 10:58:01 am
And I always love seeing the quilts you make although I'm still trying to figure out how you find any sewing time!
7/13/2016 01:40:11 pm
I can't believe that I didn't know about the Facebook Friday leftovers. Somehow it hasn't shown in my feed - or I just missed it. So I put Colorways to "show first" on Facebook.
7/14/2016 10:58:49 am
Ooooh, I always love it when someone puts me first! :)
7/13/2016 02:37:45 pm
I really like that layout.
7/14/2016 07:26:48 am
The border is ready to stitch down in my (never) humble opinion!
Karen Burch Bennett
7/14/2016 07:42:57 am
I really like the border this way, but then again I like almost everything you do!!!
7/14/2016 11:07:11 am
Yes that bias being just an eighth of an inch narrower will make a big difference. You are very generous with giving away fabric. I don't need any fabric right now so if my name gets picked please feel free to pick another name.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.