Free Fabric Friday

on May 18 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 74 Comments

Have you checked out the Dandy Damask collection from Michael Miller? It’s incredibly versatile and works well with retro and modern, casual and formal styles. This week we’ll give away one yard of Dandy Damask (winner’s choice of color) to four people.

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This week in the comments tell us about a “Wow!” project you’ve seen lately. It could be one of yours or something you saw on someone’s blog. Tell us where to look so we can be inspired!

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74 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Hi everyone, We have just posted a video clip of our James Bond themed fireworks display which maybe of interested should anyone be requiring to book a firework display.

  2. Carrie says:

    I was wowed by how Julie Ree “fixed” the sleeves of a Built by Wendy pattern to better suit her. I probably would have just lived with it, so I thought it was so great of her to rip them out and find another solution. And her results were beautiful.
    http://julieree.blogspot.com/2007/05/luck-be-lady-shirt.html

  3. samantha says:

    A quilt i saw in one of my Flickr contat’s streams, made from a pattern in a Kaffe Fassett book. I know the one I’ll eventually make will never be as good as this one!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/11712869@N00/466188500/

  4. Emily says:

    I recently WOWed at these pincushions. I love me some pincushions.
    http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2007/05/playing_with_pi.html

  5. Christina says:

    Ok, I’m going to be extremely cheeky here and include a link to some slippers I made back in March. I don’t know whether they will “wow” you but considering my *lack of* expertise/experience in sewing (I only started early this year) I think they’re pretty good. Plus they’re made mainly of recycled/thrifted fabrics AND they always make me happy when I wear them.
    Here’s the link:

    http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/2007/03/easy_refashion_.html

  6. Amelia says:

    i love checking in to see all of the new creations here:
    http://treefalldesign.typepad.com/tree_fall/
    all of her color and print combintions are very pretty.

  7. Carmen says:

    The one WOW thing I have been a wee bit obsessing over lately is the miniature hexagon quilt over at disdressed’s blog. The link is http://disdressed.blogspot.com/2007/04/open-letter-to-myself.html .

  8. Amber says:

    Great fabric!

    Okay, Soulemama’s picnic sets were a WOW inspiration for me (http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5434798)…
    So much so, that I am making my own! (http://berlinswhimsy.typepad.com/berlins_whimsy/2007/05/a_good_day_for_.html)!

  9. Lori says:

    Here’s a project that combines two of my favorite activities: crafting and eco-living: hooray for reuseable fruit & veggie bags!
    http://www.circleoflifefoundation.org/action/arts/bag/index.htm

  10. Angela says:

    I say wow on a regular basis. But this little doll and its accessories over at material obsessions really stood out for me:

    http://materialobsession.typepad.com/material_obsession/2007/04/lolly_for_lucy.html

  11. Michelle says:

    Have you seen Kristin Nicholas’ house? Check out how she painted the walls — so rich!
    http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/2006/08/decorative-painting-1-2-3-this-is-how.html
    It’s not sewing, but it’s inspired by fabric.

  12. This projet–The Rubbish Vortex by gooseflesh.
    She is using all of those colorful plastic bags to crochet to make her sea creatures.

    http://hellejorgensen.typepad.com/gooseflesh/2007/05/rubbish_vortex_.html

  13. Wow is what my husband said when he saw my tote bag which you can see at http://onemoreminuteplease.blogspot.com/
    I think that the sewing machine is going to live outside of it’s usually hiding place so i can get my sew on! That’s why I need the gorgeous fabric! :)

  14. roberta says:

    The quilts here are beautifully inspiring to me. http://happythings.typepad.com/photos/quilts/index.html

  15. sally says:

    I am very inspired by the fabric I see. It makes me want to create. This fabric is hand printed fabric from Sydney Australia. I bought some and I am so utterly amazed and how beautiful this fabric is. If you have the time check it out or heck buy some. Kisten Doran designed this fabric and I just love it.

    http://users.tpg.com.au/kdoran/shop.html

  16. Norma says:

    LUV the collection and WOW you’re going to give away a yard. How wonderful is that?

    My WOW has been these aprons. I love all the different fabrics used and how well they go together. :)
    http://olivejuiceco.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/04/ahem.html

  17. Kristi says:

    I have been really enjoying the quilts I’ve seen on http://doggedknits.com/ some of which she is making in record time (2 days!).

  18. melissa says:

    My WOW projects lately are my own. I keep wowing myself with my newfound ability to sew non-quilty things like lounge pants and aprons and purses. It’s a miracle! That fabric would make a dynomite purse!

  19. Amy says:

    There are a lot of crafters making some amazing things but this past week something different stood out to me, pom poms made by http://raggedroses.blogspot.com/. She also makes these sweet corasages, purses, and check out her tea cozy. Not that is different..plus very fun!

  20. janice says:

    This quilt is just fabulously WOW!http://happythings.typepad.com/happythings/2007/05/foundation_piec.html
    And, the tutorial that goes along with it is simple and wonderful. I might just have to put my scraps to use on this one!

  21. Rachel S. says:

    I’m really happy how this project turned out…it’s a calendar for my four year old daughter. It took some time to complete but once it was finished, I just had to say, “Wow!”

    http://cultivatingrachel.wordpress.com/2007/04/26/no-longer-in-progress/

  22. mel says:

    Does Soulemama’s new craft room count?:)

  23. Amanda says:

    I have to say that I’ve been wowed by the quilts I recently inherited from my great-aunt, who is clearing out her house. Some of these beautiful quilts were sewn by her, others by my great-grandmother. I admire the time and patience these women had. It makes me realize how important crafting is in my own life. I haven’t been able to take any photos that do them justice yet.

  24. Dianna says:

    My WOW project would be the cute skirts in the book “Sew What! Skirts 16 Simple Styles you can make”. Very cute and easy enough for a novice like me!

  25. Jennifer says:

    I have been thinking WOW about the Jane Stickle quilt at http://dearjane.com. Every time I look at it, I cannot believe that it was really made in 1863.

  26. I think the latest wow project I have seen is the victorian dress that MéLisa of Sew Little Thyme has been working on….
    http://sewlittlethyme.blogspot.com/2007/05/victorian-sewing.html

    Other wow projects would be the skirts for the Sew What! Skirts Sew Along and Skirt month.

  27. Jessi says:

    I love all the totes that I keep seeing on everyone’s blogs. Like this one: http://jenn.maruskadesign.com/blog/labels/tote%20bag.html

    Who doesn’t need another bag?

  28. Kari says:

    I went WOW when I saw the last quilt in this post: http://materialobsession.typepad.com/material_obsession/2007/05/busy_busy_busy.html

    Beautiful!!!

    I love checking out your free fabric friday blogs, not just for the chance for free fabric (although I am a *bit* of a fabraholic), but to see what everyone else out there posts, too. Fun, fun, fun!

  29. Jen says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/boogaj/479876702/in/set-72157600164014005/
    doudoufille’s pincushion from last months pincushion challenge.
    So gorgeous, lifelike and wonderful attention to detail.

  30. Ellen says:

    The most inspiring project I’ve seen for the last wee while is the Weekender Travel Bag @ Not Quite Vintage – not only is the bag divine but there are a host of helpful little hints for making it! I’m making one for a special Christmas present, and I find this post is just the right right amount of inspiration to keep me going! http://notquitevintage.typepad.com/not_quite_vintage/2007/03/for_dawns_weeke.html

  31. Thimbleanna says:

    Wow is everywhere! For me this week, I Wowed at some pretty filet crochet. At Moonstitches (http://moonstitches.typepad.com/moonstitches/) and shown at PamKittyMorning (http://pamkittymorning.blogspot.com/2007/05/crochet-love.html#links)

  32. meg says:

    that’s actually http://littlebirds.typepad.com/

    sorry.

  33. meg says:

    The pinecones from little.typepad.com were just wonderful. Here’s hoping she posts a pattern!

  34. katie says:

    That fabric is to die for!

    She always makes the cutest bags, but I especially love this one from Pink Lemonade Boutique

    http://pinklemonadeboutique.typepad.com/pinklemonadeboutique/2007/04/straight_seams_.html

  35. Cici says:

    I’m reallt easy to impress, and frequently “Oh Wow!” just about evry blog I visit. But these sweet picnic sets at soule mama have me peeking back at them http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2007/05/picnic_time.html

  36. Jen says:

    This new bird at While She Naps really wowed me.

  37. holly says:

    i’m a bit behind and i just discovered denyse schmitt. http://www.dsquilts.com/

    i’m absolutely in love with her quilt designs. she definately “wow’d” me!

  38. Diana says:

    Last night my 10year old son completed 3 projects and I did for him was iron. He made a linned tote bag with a flat bottom a tissue holder and a key chain for his 4th grade teacher. The best part in addition to his face and excitment at what he made but the fabric he chose. A black and white check and a pink tweety bird fabric. His teacher was thrilled and so was he!!! That is my WOW!!I am very proud of him.
    Diana

  39. Sarah says:

    I love these fabrics…

    When I read your post, I immediately thought of the quilt prize that mr. monkeysuit made for one of her readers (http://mrmonkeysuit.typepad.com/mr_monkeysuit/2007/05/quilt_prize.html)… amazing! Look at the close-up shots and those adorable owls!

  40. Valerie says:

    Anything in Adorn magazine and of course anything on Heather Bailey’s blog and anything on Anna Maria Horner’s blog and so many others. Too many inspiring projects to list — they inspire me so much that I always go out and order this fabric or that and then I end up with a huge long list of unfinished projects myself and a huge long list of projects just waiting to be done! :)

  41. Mary Ann says:

    I always seem to be wowed by Jenny’s latest creations, like these:
    http://journals.aol.com/jennyeveryday/everyday-is-a-holiday/entries/2007/05/05/who-me-weird/1697

  42. Reethi says:

    My wow project is this:

    http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2007/03/the_important_c.html

    I’m inspired by anything she sews, to be honest. But this one resonated… Its simple, beautiful and special.

  43. robin says:

    I had so many WOW moments this week with the Wear your Apron as Fashion pics (http://www.flickr.com/groups/402083@N22/)

    So much fun!

  44. Sharon says:

    I loved this
    http://knitboxing.ong.id.au/2007/03/28/up-to-no-good/

    and was inspired to make this

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/77855549@N00/480406136/in/photostream/

    Its one of the few things I get to KEEP :-) and I’m particularly pleased with how all the pockets loops and buttons work on the inside.

  45. ia says:

    not so much a grandios WOW project as a more low-key ”ooh”. The small blue purse on Chrysantemums page is exquisite and so well coordinated in terms of color, shape and embroidery. Would also be very pretty in soft lime green, maybe…?

  46. Misti says:

    EVERYTHING Anna Maria makes is so inspiring. http://annamariahorner.blogspot.com/

  47. Meghan says:

    Although it isn’t sewing, this project certainly deserves a wow–check out the giant knitting needles used to make the rug:

    http://www.theseflocks.com/main.html#

    I adore the damask fabric!

  48. Autum says:

    I’ve been so WOWed by some of the clothes people are making. Beautiful summer skirts are popping up everywhere. Bonnie amazes me with the fabulous clothes creates.

    http://tresbonbabble.blogspot.com/2007/05/street-sense-wasnt-only-winner.html

    http://tresbonbabble.blogspot.com/2007/04/sewin-sunday.html

    http://tresbonbabble.blogspot.com/2007/05/eyelet.html

  49. Essie says:

    The fabric is a WOW! I have beenmaking the criss cross coasters from allsorts. Using some of my 5 inch quilt charms. Turn out so very cute.

  50. Rebecca says:

    So many sewing projects make me say WOW as I am just a novice but I love how Jen at a Felt Mouse turned a placemat, a tea towel and some yummy sunshine fabric into the cutest tote!

    http://thefeltmouse.blogspot.com/2007/05/purse-project-tea-towel-purse.html

  51. Celeste says:

    Two things have WOWed me this week:

    A lovely vintage communion dress http://houseartjournal.blogspot.com/2007/05/vintage-first-communion-veil.html

    …and some beautiful handmade charm bracelets
    http://www.alicecantrell.com/blog/2007/05/wip_friday.html

    So many talented ladies out there!

  52. KBG says:

    This quilt was such a cute idea:

    http://thimbleanna.blogspot.com/2007/05/graduation-quilt.html

    And makes you say “WOW! What a great mom!”

  53. Joanna says:

    I recently saw a WOW over at Beki’s site-’Artsy-crafty babe’. She made the cutest matching outfits for her an her two daughters. I am new to sewing and have a new daughter myself, and wish I were experienced enough to make something like this-so adorable!
    http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/artsycrafty_babe/2007/05/matchymatchy.html

  54. rohanknitter says:

    The most recent thing that made me say “wow” is this simple bag: http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/2007/05/a_thank_you.html
    I just love the fabric combo and the pink rick-rack!

  55. Janice says:

    I love Erica’s stuff from Pumpkin Little, but ya’all already know her stuff :)

    http://www.pumkinlittle.com/portfolio.htm

    Also Shim and Sons table runner and paper flowers…too fun!
    http://shimandsons.typepad.com/shimandsons/2007/05/4_pom_poms_a_ru.html

  56. amelia dofelmier says:

    My mom took me to a cool fabric store for mothers day and I was able to get some Amy Butler fabric and the Nappy Bag pattern. I made one already and love it. Its pretty easy, just a little time consuming cutting out the pattern.

  57. Michelle says:

    I saw this http://www.flickr.com/photos/sunshinescreations/313262350/in/pool-englishpaperpiecing/
    miniature hexagon quilt and just had to shake my head in wonder. The pieces are so incredibly small.

  58. Nellie says:

    My WOW recommendation would by the fun and whimsical animal quilts created by Joyce at http://jdebreuilsartandquilts.blogspot.com/

  59. dawn says:

    Yesterday on Sew Retro, http://sewretro.blogspot.com/

    Belle Epoque posted several things, including a simple skirt made of a vintage table cloth. I absolutely love the graphic effect of the squares on the skirt and think it’s really wonderful.

  60. Ali says:

    This quilt and the story behind it add up to something very very special indeed.
    http://quiltwhileyoureahead.typepad.com/quilt_while_youre_ahead/2007/05/my_brothers_qui.html

  61. Ros says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric! My WOW project is a fairly simple one by Courtney over at Two Straight Lines. She made the cutest, simplest, most practical window blinds ever! (and shared a tutorial to boot!)
    http://twostraightlines.typepad.com/two_straight_lines/2006/10/tutorial_simple.html#comments

  62. Ryan says:

    Apparently its not new BUT I just saw these “basket bags” on Liquid Paper that I LOVE.
    http://liquidpaper.typepad.com/liquid_paper/2006/01/crazy_crochet.html
    How does she do that?

  63. Lynn says:

    The last “WOW” project was on mochimochiland’s blog. She knit a mobile sort of thing of a rain cloud and rain drops. Can’t wait for the pattern to come out! The snake and the mouse is pretty wow too! http://mochimochiland.com/weblog/?p=72

  64. joyce says:

    These special award ribbons made by Nellie at http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/
    are WOW along with everything else she makes!

  65. Shelley says:

    I can’t remember how I came across this “WOW” project, but I’m dying to try this patchwork cube toy. http://missgioia.com/labels/sewing.html It looks stunning, and although tedious – easy for beginners. One of these days I’ll find some time….

  66. Mindy says:

    I made a cropped jacket out of upholstery fabric and I have to say it turned out WOW! I should send you a pic, it was fun and easy and the fabric is fresh and light.
    I love this Dandy Damask, it would make a great jacket too!

  67. Stacey says:

    I think for me, the newest “Wow” has to be the quilts in the book Nickel Quilts. There are some gorgeous quilts in the books that you can make by simply cutting some 5″ squares from your stash as you work with each fabric….(or buy charm squares, like I do).

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