Free Fabric Friday

on May 11 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 120 Comments

Have you seen it yet?  We have Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt!  This week we’ll give away 1 yard of Ribbon Flower to 4 people. 

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We also want to tell you about a gorgeous new Moda group called Chez Moi.  We’ll give away 1 yard from this group to 2 lucky people. 

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Six winners this week!  Tell us one of your favorite craft blogs.

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120 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Siri says:

    Adrian at http://www.helloyarn.com always has inspiring projects, beautifully dyed yarns and fibers for sale, and so many great free patterns she generously shares with the world.

  2. Happy Zombie says:

    WOW… I’m so honored that I’ve been honored here! Thank you!

    It’s so hard to pick just one blog… I love so many and my blogroll is huge (my bloglines… could keep the entire Chinese Army busy for weeks). But my all time favorite is Allsorts at http://allsorts.typepad.com Jenny’s blog is like a favorite breakfast cereal loaded with sweetness, fun, and delight – and the toy prize is waiting at the top of the box at each and every visit!

  3. molly says:

    lately, i’ve loved discovering new, creative blogs. One of my current favorites:
    http://bellywater.typepad.com

  4. meg says:

    craftlog.org is my favorite hands down.

  5. Melissa says:

    I love a lot of the usuals, Posie, Turkey Feathers, Soulemama, Molly Chicken . . . but one relative unknown I’ve recently discovered and LOVE is Calamity Kim (http://calamitykim.typepad.com/calamity_kim/). She makes amazing collage quilts and other things, has such a heartfelt way of writing, and has a great jukebox on her home page!

  6. Kim Sherrod says:

    That is a very tough question! I am not sure if I can narrow it down to one but I love Hello my name is Heather and Happy Zombie is hysterical and angry chicken and wee wonderfuls and Posey gets cozy and the black apple and Bitter Betty and Green Kitchen and …naw, I can’t pick just one. They are like ruffles I think- nobody can eat just one…

  7. Thimbleanna says:

    Has this one been mentioned yet? I love http://www.littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk!

  8. julie says:

    There are lots of great crafty blogs out there…I like to check in on House on Hill Road, Happythings, I Have to Say, Artsy-Crafty Babe, and Soulmama.

  9. Ryan says:

    One?!? Well my own, of course :o). But I must say the newest one I have added to my daily check is Yvestown http://www.yvestown.com/. Truely, I love too many to mention that many other commented about above.

  10. Mary says:

    Lots of great links here! Here is one of my favs:
    http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/

  11. Lisa Thoms says:

    I’d have to say that I really enjoy reading Missy Ballance’s Crafty Carnival (http://missyballance.typepad.com/crafty_carnival/). I think she does a great job and it’s always interesting!

  12. Jess H. says:

    Just one? Hmmmm… I guess it would be soulemama’s (www.soulemama.typepad.com). I always get great ideas. Also, another favorite is Creative Little Daisy’s (http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/).So there ya have it! Can’t wait to check out all the other responses.

  13. Elaine says:

    One of my favorites is whipup.net because that leads me to so many others.

  14. mj says:

    I don’t know if it’s been mentioned already, but http://www.theblackapple.typepad.com/ is one of the very best out there! Go see her new fashion blog too- lots of ideas for things to sew: http://www.theblackapple.typepad.com/somegirlswander/

  15. Randi says:

    One of my faves is:

    http://joybucket.typepad.com/joybucket/

    There are tons of other lovely ones but I will bet that most are represented in this comments section! ;)

  16. My top three of the moment
    1. for the ultimate in cuteness
    http://rachaelherbert.blogspot.com/

    2. fabulous and funky kids fun
    http://scrumdillydo.blogspot.com/

    3. all round crafty greatness
    http://soozs.blogspot.com/

  17. Karmela says:

    I love UHandblog! She provides great tutorials, photos of projects and great information related to making bags! I love her style.

  18. laurie says:

    whoops, forgot to add the link… here it is: the small object

  19. laurie says:

    hello there! i have to put a vote in for sarah neuberger’s site + shop. she’s so talented and always comes up with th emost crafty, original and cute things. she’s been a huge inspiration to me since i started blogging way back in ’05. hee hee!

  20. Rachel says:

    Most of the popular craft blogs have already been mentioned, but a blog I love to read that is written by an online friend of mine is http://thegivingflower.de. Her projects always inspire me.

  21. Mary Ann says:

    There are so many great craft blogs that it is hard to pick just one. I like My Little Mochi and Shim and Sons.

  22. Alison says:

    On the knitting side of craft blogs, I’ve always loved http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com. Witty writing, fab photography, and gorgeous, simple designs. If you don’t knit, check out Wendy’s blog and you’ll be motivated to learn.

  23. Antigone says:

    If I have to choose only one, it is Posie. I love all around craftyness, her house, her cats, her dog…. What’s not to love?

  24. susanne says:

    So many commented on my favorite craft blogs! Who has beautiful photos–especially her tulip photos–and makes beautiful quilts is yarnstorm.blogs.com.

  25. carol says:

    My all time favorite is
    http://turkeyfeathers.typepad.com

  26. Bee says:

    I visit pretty much all the ones mentioned already. I do like http://www.whipup.net as there is always something new and fresh there

  27. Amelia says:

    It is, of course, really hard to choose a favorite. I guess I’ll post
    http://treefalldesign.typepad.com/tree_fall/
    she is rell down to earth, and her color combinations are so lovely!

  28. yvette says:

    All my favourites are already listed here, I think, but thanks for the opportunity to catch up with some new craft blogs.

  29. ruth says:

    My favorite craft blog? Oh, to choose just one is impossible… Okay, among many other blogs, I really like Allsorts ( http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/ ) and a new one I recently found 4:53AM ( http://fourfiftythree.blogspot.com/ ).

  30. Vanessa says:

    I love soulemama too for her wonderful overall sense of crafting and family, but mollychicken has to get my vote here because she was my original inspiration to begin crafting, and she has such delivery!
    http://www.soulmama.typepad.com
    http://www.mollychicken.blogs.com

  31. anna says:

    There are quite a few. I’m with Amy way up on #23, House on Hill Road always has something I want to try making.

  32. Concha says:

    I read http://treefalldesign.typepad.com/ every single day. I love Manda’s talent and humanity.

  33. Kuky says:

    One of my favorites is http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/

  34. Misti says:

    My absolute fav is http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/ Love love love.

  35. Ellen says:

    Just one!? I have to add my vote for Whip-Up (oh, the variety!) although Heather Bailey, Wee Wonderfuls, Sew Mama Sew, Cheeky Beaks (http://cheekybeaks.blogspot.com) and Not Quite Vintage (http://notquitevintage.typepad.com/not_quite_vintage) also require at least a daily dose!

  36. Amy says:

    I love so many craft blogs…but the one’s I go to everyday for inspiration are … This One !! Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, and SouleMama…just so thankful that they are all out there…great inspirations !

  37. supa says:

    I get a whole lot of inspiration from soulemama, nikki-shell, and dioramamama.

    Can’t wait to search these comments for more.

    http://soulemama.typepad.com/
    http://nikkishell.typepad.com/nikkishell/
    http://www.dioramarama.com/

  38. Anita says:

    I like all of the above mentioned blogs. There are so many good ones. But this is one of my favorites… http://bemused.typepad.com/bemused/

  39. Letty says:

    My favorite craft blogs are:
    1) http://heatherbailey.typepad.com
    2) http://creativelittledaisy.typepad.com/creative_little_daisy/
    3) http://leanneshouse.typepad.com/leanneshouse/
    4) http://handbagtrivia.blogspot.com/
    But most of all I love YOUR craft blog, I have ordered the book Sew What! Skirts and I can’t wait to get started!

    Take care, Letty

  40. Laura says:

    I have well over 150 crafty blogs on my bloglines! Many of the ones that have been mentioned are among my favorites, but I appreciate the tips on some new ones.

    Just a couple that haven’t been mentioned: Lolly Knitting Around and Pepperknit are two great knitting blogs. For embroidery, I like the Flickr Embroidery Blog and things I’ve made, both by Floresita. Also Yarnstorm and the podcast CraftyPod cover all sorts of crafty goodness!

  41. Meghan says:

    I’m a big fan of http://www.dressaday.com

  42. ellen says:

    http://soulemama.typepad.com/
    She makes beautiful things and always has something wonderful to say about her family. It’s a great read.

  43. Samantha says:

    It’s really hard to be the 64th commentor when so many great crafty blogs have already been mentioned, and i read them all! But my favourite Australian crafty blog is hop skip jump, her style and product are just beautiful.

  44. Like the others, so many favourites. But I thought I would mention two new to me blogs that I’m enjoying

    http://redheadedsnipit.typepad.com/home/

    http://thedottedline.typepad.com/the_dotted_line/2007/03/black_white.html

  45. holly says:

    there are way too many in my bookmarks to even get started here, but, to list at least one, i really like saltygal at http://saltygal.blogspot.com/

  46. Shorty says:

    I am just getting into this blog reading but I just love Stacey Sews. She always has a new read up and plenty of sewing going on. Thanks Stacey!
    Shorty

  47. Amy says:

    Love so many but currently I addicted to http://sewmamasew.com/

  48. Bron says:

    Has anyone mentioned the obvious? http://sewmamasew.com/blog is pretty excellent! I love http://www.whipup.net and also http://tcaovar.blogspot.com and also http://mellyandme.typepad.com/melly_me/. I love to use some watercolour blousy roses from Chez Moi for a skirt…hmmm…one more project to do!

  49. Suzanne says:

    http://techknitting.blogspot.com/ has fabulous knitting instructions!

  50. melissa says:

    a favorite? impossible! I have too many favorites to keep up with all of them!

  51. Tammy says:

    I think my new favorite is Randi at i have to say… I’ve been reading her blog for several months now, and I followed a link here from her blog!

  52. Jill says:

    So many of my favorites have been mentioned. One of my most favorite is http://turkeyfeathers.typepad.com/ so I’ll put in a double plug for her. This is great because even if you don’t win you get to see some new craft blog links! Thanks!

  53. Raesha says:

    I am q little bit of a craft blog junkie:) There are so many favorites that it’s hard to name just one. I adore http://thegoodneighbor.blogspot.com/
    She’s a sweet friend in real like too:)

  54. janice says:

    Do I really have to pick just one? I do love Anna Maria Horner, http://www.annamariahorner.blogspot.com, but also Diary of a Mad Fabri-Holic, http://www.spamantha.typepad.com was the very first craft blog I read and really what led me into this world, so I gotta give Samantha some credit!

  55. Jennifer says:

    A favorite of mine these days is “Wiksten Made”.

  56. Kristine says:

    Well, I just started getting into craft blogging and sewing communities so I have a short list. But I’ll have to say my cousin’s (http://craftstew.blogspot.com) blog. She showed me this place, too!

  57. sally says:

    In no particular order:

    1. Shim and sons
    2. Wee Wonderfuls
    3. Moonstitches
    4. Mr. Monkeysuit
    5. Hop Skip Jump
    6. Turkey Feathers
    7. Pink Chalk Studio
    8. Whipup.net
    9. How about orange

    I hope this wasn’t too many or to few.

  58. Reethi says:

    How about orange – I love her mix of projects, sewing, design, etc.

    http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/

  59. Emily says:

    One of my favorites that no one has mentioned yet is http://kirstencan.typepad.com/kirstencan/

    I love that Moda fabric. *swoon*

  60. Melissa says:

    I am so addicted to craft blogs, do I have to pick one?

    Lets go with:
    http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/
    and
    http://www.themayfly.com/weblog/
    also a new fav
    http://scentofwater.wordpress.com/

  61. Kathy says:

    There are so many – I like Pink Chalk Studio and Di*stressed at the moment best!

  62. Christy says:

    Like everyone else, I have a fairly extensive list of blogs in my favorites. Guess I’ll pick one that hasn’t been mentioned yet. http://mamanjackjack.blogspot.com/
    I love the mix of crafting, thrifting and family posts.

  63. Lauren says:

    I didn’t see anyone mention Anna Maria Horner’s blog – http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/

    She has a few tutorials and printouts and I love how she uses color.

  64. kirsten says:

    yeah, my bloglines is in the 80’s…
    how about ‘inside a black apple’.

  65. Cindy says:

    Ooooh! Very exciting. I’m new to the craftsy blogs, but one of my favorites is http://trailmixdesigns.blogspot.com/

  66. joyce says:

    One of my favorites is U-handbag at
    http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/
    Maybe it’s because I have a thing for bags and just love making them.

  67. Sarah N. says:

    Got to love beautiful new fabric!

  68. Christina says:

    Hi:)

    My favourite craft blog is Posie Gets Cozy; I check it everyday; SEVERAL times a day! I just love the layout; the way she “talks”; her ideas and specially her immensely cute dog. I think she always has great ideas; she inspires me, her stories often make me cry and well, it’s just a great blog; no doubt about it:)

  69. Jess says:

    I have to second Jen and say Ann Wood’s blog (http://annwood.net/blog/) is my favorite. I love her little birds! Love these Jump Rope fabrics!

  70. Cici says:

    Too many to pick just one, even to narrow it down…so I’ll list the usuals…Posie Gets Cozy, Molly Chicken, and Wee Wonderfuls.

  71. karin says:

    My favourite: http://moonstitches.typepad.com/moonstitches/
    Love her creativity, she’s amazingly crafty, always surprising and has a good sense of humor.

  72. Kari says:

    I love so many of the blogs already mentioned, so I’ll go with two not listed yet. For the quilting set, I love Material Obsession. The colors and designs are amazing. I just find it to be so fresh. http://www.materialobsession.typepad.com/
    The other is just a pure pick me up whenever I need it: Threadbared. Soooo hilarious! http://weirdbabe.typepad.com/threadbared/

  73. Jen says:

    I love http://annwood.net/blog/ every day another gorgeous little bird and http://turkeyfeathers.typepad.com/ The wildlife and her gardenon top of her craft awesomeness make me very happy!

  74. Ali says:

    One? Well, I do love Happythings.

    http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/

    Amy certainly knows how to make fabric into wonderful things, she writes a mean tutorial and her photos are spectacular. What’s not to love?

  75. Sandy says:

    I also follow an extensive list of craft blogs – but Shim and Sons ( http://shimandsons.typepad.com/ ) mentioned above is probably my favorite. Something about her site is incredibly soothing to me, and I would love to have her eye for the small quilted lines she adds to everything.

  76. Carrie says:

    Wow, I’ll have to check back for this last after it’s calmed down! What a great list of links it will be :)

    My current favorite is Crafty Daisies:
    http://craftydaisies.com/

    But I’m also really inspired by a local blog:
    http://pinkchalkstudio.com/blog/

  77. mel says:

    i like yvestown.com for its gorgeous pictures! :)

  78. beki says:

    Do you know that I have over 200 craft blogs in my bloglines??? Picking just one is CRAZY! I guess I’ll go with Soulemama, since I’ve been reading hers the longest.

  79. Jessi says:

    One of my favorites is i have to say… Thoughtful and crafty!

  80. Siew says:

    How do you pick just one? I’m looking at far too many these days. Visiting Sally at shimandsons makes me gasp and wish I was that clever.

  81. lera says:

    There are way too many wonderful crafty blogs for me to choose only one.

  82. Cassie says:

    One? Just one? Soulemama would be at the top of my list :)

  83. Zoe says:

    I love this blog!!!! :) I check it daily for inspiration and ideas!

  84. christina gomez says:

    i love your fabrics, very neat. I like alot of blogs, but especially like Soulemama. She is very inspiring, and so are her kids!
    Christina

  85. Stefanie says:

    I have a whole list one I stumbled upon recently is:
    http://treefalldesign.typepad.com/
    I love her pillows and totes and her sense of combination.

  86. katie says:

    Ohmigoodness, I love that fabric so much!! Anyway, I read a lot of blogs, so it’s hard to say what my favorites are. For now I’ll go with http://www.africankelli.com/ and http://www.littlemissmeshell.typepad.com/

  87. HannahBeth says:

    I have several craft blogs that I love to visit, but the one I visit the most is http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com :) She has some really good knitting patterns.

  88. LeeAnn says:

    My favorite? This is like choosing between kids. Eenie, meenie, minie, moe….

    http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/

  89. chelle says:

    I really enjoy Whip Up :)

  90. Cindy says:

    I have such a long list but The Felt Mouse http://thefeltmouse.blogspot.com, Greetingarts http://greetingarts.typepad.com and I have to say http://ihavetosay.typepad.com are at the top of my list!

  91. Lynn says:

    My bloglines subscription says I have 51 “Crafty” blogs that I check many times a day, but I think I get the most excited when Liesl posts something on http://disdressed.blogspot.com/. Especially since I can’t wait for her backpack/tote pattern to come out!

  92. liz elayne says:

    I am a big fan of Sally’s site at http://shimandsons.typepad.com/shimandsons/

    that katie jump rope fabric is so wondrous!

  93. Amy says:

    I love House on Hill Road. She posts very frequently, sews a lot and is always inspiring. She also responds to all her comments. What a gal!

  94. Katrina says:

    I really like kirin notebook: http://kirinote.blogspot.com/ – she makes such elegant prints, and always has such great links to other designers.

  95. Joanna says:

    Actually, one of my favorites is Soulemama. I love the things she makes and how she involves her children and makes crafting a family affair. With two kids myself- one of them a 10mo. old- she inspires me!

  96. Laura says:

    Gosh I have so many…My number one would be http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/ But I really like
    http://knittingiris.typepad.com/knitting_iris/
    too! They are two amazing, talented women !

  97. robin says:

    I love Sommer Design (http://www.sommerdesigns.typepad.com/) She has a great eye for fabric and I love her aprons. (Plus she’s so, so nice and always willing to lend advice!)

  98. Susan says:

    Just found your blog this week! My favorite craft blog is Homespun Living (http://homespunliving.blogspot.com/). She was one of the first crafters I found, and I’ve enjoyed her ever since.

  99. meg says:

    Yikes – just one? OK, one of the first blogs I’d ever visited was http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/ , and it’s still one of my favorites. Always good.

  100. samantha says:

    I love to visit many, but the variety at whip-up ( http://whipup.net/ ) always brings me back…

  101. Adrian says:

    I too follow an extrememly long list of blogs but if I HAVE to pick one ;) it would have to be Molly Chicken http://mollychicken.blogs.com/ She crafts the way I do :) !

  102. Kathleen says:

    I also have a huge list of favourite craft blogs. I guess I’ll say http://www.thehappyzombie.com

  103. Sarah says:

    Oh my gosh! I love that fabric!!

    One of my new favorites is Crazy Mom Quilts http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/. She’s been doing a very creative and inspiring Patchwork Obsession series. Go check her out!

  104. Bean says:

    Gorgeous fabric!! one of my favorite blogs is Hilary Lang’s Wee Wonderfuls:

    http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/

  105. Stacey says:

    Well, HELLO, this is my favorite. I’ve just started looking for craft blogs…as I’m quilting more and more!!!!! Love the new Katie Jump Rope line!!!!

  106. Tess says:

    I think wardrobe refashion (http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/) is my favorite! So many wonderful ideas for reusing old cloths, and making beautiful cloths out of beautiful fabrics! It’s inspired me to stop buying new cloths, it’s been 5 months so far! This is good for many reasons, though my favorite 2 reasons are: It expands my dressing creativity, I look at old cloths in a new way. And I can spend all the money I save on new cloths on fabrics :)

  107. Jessica says:

    I have so many favorite blogs. Wee Wonderfuls is always an inspiring. one.

  108. Janice says:

    WriteMamaWrite is one of my favorites for her down to earth and thoughtprovoking posts. I enjoy so many though, it’s hard to pick favorites! :)

  109. Holly says:

    I always love when
    Posie gets Cosy
    http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/
    shows up on my bloglines. Aside from the gorgeous things she makes, I love her little dog Audrey

  110. Mindy says:

    I love http://lisacongdon.typepad.com/my_weblog/

    Always fun, unique stuff. She’s mega talented! I love this new Moda print! Would love to win!!!

  111. Jeannine says:

    I’ll talk about a knitting blog that I love. Brooklyntweed (brooklyntweed.blogspot.com) does some great work and he takes fabulous pictures of it.

  112. Holly says:

    You always choose the most beautiful fabrics to give away.

    One of my favorite craft blogs is http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com. She does beautiful work. I read her blog pretty much every day.

  113. Sharon says:

    I follow a rather (TOO?) long list of craft blogs … one of my favorites is heather bailey’s hellomynameisheather … she seems to be as kind/generous as she is talented.

    Don’t you think first comment should win a prize? ;-)

  114. KBG says:

    I’d like to be able to mention something clever, and list some fabulous never-before-heard-of blog, but the truth is that I love the same ones everyone else does. I guess I’d have to pick http://www.heatherbailey.typepad.com/ as my favorite du jour.

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