Free Fabric Friday

on August 31 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 152 Comments

Happy Friday!  I hope you all have a fun weekend lined up.  It has been a great summer, but I’m looking forward to settling in to a fall routine, aren’t you?  (Much more time for sewing!)

Let me show you something new in the shop.  The brilliant Lauren is making these lovely fabric necklaces.  They are double-sided, hang long, come in a cute little tin, are very affordable, and would make a wonderful gift!

I hope you didn’t miss Beth’s terrific interview with Jennifer McMullen.  She is such an inspiration!  We also featured two talented Flickr group contributors, Cherie and Sarah.   Take a look back throught the week’s posts and comment anywhere between now and Monday for your chance to win one of 5 yards of fabric ($9.10 or less).  Clarification:  That is 5 people will win 1 yard.  Sorry if that wasn’t clear.

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152 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. Erika says:

    Fun fabric necklaces! The little gnome is so cute! :o)

  2. Robyn says:

    I love your Flickr features. Not that I need more blogs to read, but I like finding new one’s. thanks for sharing other inspiring women’s work.

  3. Norma says:

    I covet all things gnome!

  4. Christie says:

    Those darn gnomes get me every time-cute!

  5. Paula says:

    I love the featured contributors from flickr. I always enjoy seeing all of the creative things that crafters think up.

  6. Reethi says:

    what a great idea, those necklaces!

  7. Deana Wells says:

    I love free fabric Fridays!!!

  8. susie says:

    love the gnome fabric! I really “need” some of that!

  9. Cute necklaces! I have so many crafty ideas, I am excited for more free time this fall

  10. rhembein says:

    What adorable necklaces!

    And a LOT of comments! LOL!


  11. Tina M. says:

    Adorable necklaces. Fabric as the jewelry, what will those creative folks think of next? 🙂

  12. Jessica says:

    Just found this blog the other day and I love those fabric necklaces! Hope I win!

  13. Andrea Heinz says:

    I love it when crafters come up with new uses for fabric. the necklaces highlight those little details that get lost in the long legnths of yardage. Great Idea Lauren!

  14. Nicole says:

    Those necklaces are lovely!

  15. Sooooo cute!

  16. carol says:

    Love the necklaces!!!

  17. lissa says:

    Love the necklace, what a fantastic idea!
    And no fall here, we have just finished winter here in Australia, 2nd day of spring today!


  18. Christy says:

    I cannot wait for fall! I’ve definitely had enough of the triple digit temperatures.

    Lauren’s necklaces are very cute and clever. They’d make excellent gifts.

  19. julie says:

    What a cute idea!

  20. Diana says:

    love those necklaces!!

  21. Rebecca says:

    What a very creative group I am viewing. I love this site! Am enjoying everyone’s creative work/ideas and tips. Thanks for sharing!!! Love the necklace and coin purse!!

  22. Lynda says:

    How cute! I follow your blog quite often!

  23. Lynne S says:

    What a unique use of fabric! Love the necklaces!

  24. Lisa Clarke says:

    Great necklaces! I’m a big fan of jewelry that coordinates with fabric – I make mine out of polymer clay (I’m wearing my Alexander Henry Birdseed skirt and coordinating pendant today, in fact – if you want to take a peek).

    Hope I win the free yard – I’ve got a new project in mind 🙂

  25. Great little necklaces

  26. MrsHaley says:

    I just found an apron tutorial on myhalfofthebrain that takes exactly 1 yard of fabric! I’d love some SMS fabric from FFF to make it!!!!

  27. Mika says:

    I love the gnomes fabric! Mine is on it’s way, can’t wait till it gets here!

  28. Laura says:

    Love the gnome necklace!

  29. Joan says:

    Really wonderful–the necklaces and the fabric!

  30. Angela says:

    Love those little necklaces — what a fun way to use those great Heather Ross prints!

  31. Ruth says:

    I love your site. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. meg says:

    put my name in the (very big) hat

  33. wayfarer says:

    Love the necklaces and those sudsy t-shirts too!

  34. michelle says:

    I’m making some kid pants out of the Joel Newberry woodgrain and they’re turning out cute — they look like logs. 🙂 If I could just find some time to finish something around here. Ack! My littlest one is in the super dangerous phase of pushing chairs to reach higher places, like the stove!

  35. Tricia says:

    ooh! free fabric!!

  36. cj says:

    I’m looking forward to a nice fall schedule too…….especially all the great ideas you will be posting. Thanks for your inspirational site!

  37. Meredith says:

    OH my those necklaces are adorable!!! Ooh, what a great, great idea!

  38. ecy says:

    Oh please. could I have some free fabric? 🙂

  39. Nada Jones says:

    pleeeeeease pick me

  40. Katie says:

    Thoses necklaces are adorable!!

  41. claudine says:

    Cute necklaces! What a great idea to use little pieces of fabrics that you love.

  42. Lori Hudson says:

    Very cute necklaces.

  43. irene says:

    Need some of that Gnome fabric- too cute!

  44. ANDREA says:

    cute little necklaces…

  45. Michelle B says:

    Football season= sewing! School’s back in session and mamma is happy. Cool weather, pumpkins, scarecrows, apples, goblins & ghouls!!!

  46. Shelly says:

    Loved Cherie’s keyrings – even bought one for myself!!!!

    My fabric arrived today, too. Thank you!!!! Now, if I could only get a few minutes in my sewing room to start using it!!!!

  47. Bailey says:

    I agree – those necklaces are a great idea. Hmmm how to make my own? It doesn’t look very easy to do. Lauren, you ARE brilliant! Am I kissing too much a** here? heh heh I don’t mean to. And thank you SO MUCH everyone for the tutorial links. I’m still going through them. Very inspiring.

  48. Geri says:

    I wonder if I’ll ever be able to resist the call of free fabric 😉 Have a wonderful weekend!!!

  49. Lori says:

    Ooooooh, please let this be the week!

  50. Natalie says:

    Fall, can you believe it’s September already? There’s definitely a chill in the air now too! Big pots of soup, leaves changing colors, big wooly sweaters….I just love this time of the year!

  51. Bean Paulson says:

    Ooh, those pendants are gorgeous!! What a fabulous idea for using up small bits of fabric!

  52. Laurie Stone says:

    Okay, the previous post did not make a bit of sense. I meant that her Raggedy Ann needed a sleeping bag.

  53. anna says:

    those necklaces are fantastic.

  54. Laurie Stone says:

    I would surely put a new yard of fabric to good use. I’m thinking my daughter’s sleeping bag could use a sleeping bag.

  55. Becca says:

    Those necklaces are too cute! 🙂 Thanks for all the places you point us for inspiration. 🙂

  56. Vickie says:

    Great posts this week. The necklaces are a fresh idea. You are very creative here. Thanks for the daily feed….I really enjoy it.

  57. Bridget says:

    Love the necklaces! Especially the nome. That is my favorite fabric.

  58. Sara says:

    Darling necklaces and daring fabric.

  59. Alisa says:

    I’d love to win a yard of fabric! Enjoy your Labour Day weekend.

  60. meowy says:

    Love the gnome! So cute 🙂

  61. DML says:

    Very cute – did she make the frames from scratch? Great idea.

  62. veronica says:

    I love fall.

    It means layers (which equals more fabric).
    It means time focused on indoor projects (which equals more fabric).
    It means Halloween costumes & Christmas presents (which equals, of course, more fabric).

    I love fall.

  63. Carrie says:

    Very cute, not at all what I thought I’d see when I click on the link.

  64. Amy McCleary says:

    Sarah has inspired me to make my own wristlet keychain. A perfect project for the holiday weekend!

  65. Becky says:

    What a great idea! The necklaces are adorable!

  66. wendy says:

    Hi all,
    Love love love the necklaces, so cute even my 16 yr old dd loved them, I do have one that a secret sewing sister sent to me several years ago with a piece of vintage lace inside, it is a treasure.
    Happy Labor Day weekend,
    P.S. I know the true meaning of labor day as my first dd was born on Labor Day 25 years ago !

  67. sarah says:

    Happy Labor Day fellow crafters!

  68. Zoe says:

    Those necklaces are soooo cute! Humm, for some reason it isn’t letting me post my comment! Oh well, Have a great weekend!!

  69. Zoe says:

    Those necklaces are soooo cute!

  70. capello says:

    those necklaces are so cute!

  71. Lesley says:

    ooooh i am obsessed with buying fabric! my husband would appreciate me getting some for free!!!

  72. Maxine says:

    What fabulous necklaces and such a great idea!

  73. Erin says:

    Very clever necklaces! I’m looking forward to September’s theme. Thanks for a very inspirational blog.

  74. Becky says:

    Those necklaces are adorable.

    I’d love to be entered for the yard of fabric. Thanks!

  75. Jessi says:

    I was eying these necklaces in the shop yesterday. Very cute.

  76. Mkaymadsen says:

    Oooo I like fabric!

  77. Angela says:

    I love those necklaces. What a great idea for something simple and personal!

  78. Lisa says:

    What beautiful necklaces.

  79. meg says:

    Those Heather Ross prints just beg for a treatment like these necklaces. Brilliant! (Oh wait – you said that already, huh? Well, it’s exactly the right word: they’re brilliant.)

  80. Nicole says:

    Count me in…I hope I win.

  81. Nikko says:

    What a fun idea!

  82. Lynn says:

    Those necklaces are super cute. Pick me pick me! I’ve put myself on a no more fabric shopping diet, but you know if I happen to win something…

  83. katie says:

    That little gnome is just the cutest.

  84. KBG says:

    Put my name in that hat!

  85. Very charming necklaces!

  86. Pam says:

    Oh those little necklaces are SO cute!!!!

    Can I enter for the fabric contest? This is great!!!!! I have so many things to do with so little time…..


  87. erinmalia says:

    wow. they don’t even look like fabric…not that looking like fabric is a bad thing, of course. but they are super cute.

  88. Wylie Hunt says:

    I would love to win a yard of fabric! Have a lovely Labor Day weekend!

  89. Heather says:

    What cute necklaces! I would love to win a yard of fabric!

  90. Kacy says:

    Hahaha~Thanks for clarifying!!
    How much did I LOVE all of those kids’ clothing tutorials that everyone posted?!?! AWESOME!!!

  91. Sandy says:

    Great idea with the fabric necklaces – love that little gnome!

  92. katrin says:

    can’t tell you HOW much i look forward to fall and winter… there’s so much yardwork to be done now, and hours are spent digging in the garden instead of sewing.
    on the other hand winter shouldn’t come SO fast… i have some knitting to do before.
    it’s never the right time, is it?!

  93. Bridget says:

    What a clever idea! I wouldn’t have thought to frame fabric for a pendant. I love the gnome and I know a few other people in my family that might have to have one of these as a gift this Christmas.

  94. gatorgirl says:

    Adorable necklaces!

  95. Maia says:

    Such cute necklaces!

  96. Emilee says:

    I love the necklaces. What a great idea is that!

  97. Risa says:

    Those necklaces are too cute!

  98. Alison says:

    Wow such great ideas! I need to get more creative and crafty!

  99. Melissa says:

    Those necklaces look great!!!

  100. I was just looking at the sew mama sew store last night and saw those CUTE necklaces! Love FFF!!!

  101. Lisa says:

    Those necklaces are terribly cute! I love the gnome too. Makes me feel happy. 🙂

  102. Kristin says:

    Oh gosh, sorry for the confusion! I said, “one of 5 yards”, meaning we’ll give a way 1 yard to 5 people. We like to spread the fabric love around 😉

  103. Sally K. says:

    Those necklaces are way cute. I saw it on Lauren’s post, and wanted to get a chance to see them at last Thursday on Alberta. Back to School night got in the way, however.

  104. Heather says:

    Ooohh these are so sweet! I need a little something for my very best girlfriend and the gnome would be perfect!! Thanks for sharing….

  105. lori says:

    The fabric necklaces are wonderful. Great idea…hmmm…I’m thinking they’ll make great holiday gifts for all my fabric-obsessed friends. I hope Lauren makes them in all those cute fabrics we love.

  106. Carrie says:

    fabulous idea!!!

  107. Amy says:

    Oh my goodness, those necklaces are perfect. I’ve been so inspired by this blog; I’m about to start on a wrap-skirt….and doesn’t every skirt need a necklace with a gnome doing yardwork to add that extra special something? I want that gnome!

  108. Jill says:

    I’m going to start my children’s sewing project next weekend. I’m thinking of making matching skirts for my daughter and I.

  109. Shannon H. says:

    Seriously cute necklaces!

  110. jessi says:

    Fun Necklaces! I love seeing fabric used in non-traditional ways.

  111. Joanna says:

    These are so sweet! I am really looking forward to kids’ month starting up! I just made my first “smocket” last night, although sans pocket. I will definitely be making more of these!

  112. Mystele says:

    Why can’t I ever think of things this clever???

  113. Mrs.Pear says:

    5 Yards! Are you serious! I love you guys!

    With that I would be making my daughter and I matching aprons because she LOVES to help me in the kitchen and around the house!

  114. Sam. says:

    I swear it, I’ve been using that orange Heather Ross fabric on everything lately. Weird, I finally recovered from my obsessive love of that same fabric in brown…and then the orange turns up!

  115. Shelley says:

    I love those necklaces!

  116. laeroport says:

    I have more plans for that gnome fabric than I have fabric for. Hmmm…..

  117. Katrine says:

    This blog makes my creative juices flow! I really need to put the kids down early tonight so that I can actually sew!

  118. Dede says:

    I love the necklaces! And, I would love to win this fabric!

  119. shannon says:

    Those necklaces are adorable. I want one!

  120. Beth H says:

    What a great way to keep just a little bit of your favorite fabric! I just love them both.

  121. Kristine says:

    The necklaces are so cute! I would never have thought of making those! Nice!

  122. sharon says:

    those are adorable ….

  123. Sara says:

    those are really cool necklaces. thanks for featuring them!

  124. Oiyi says:

    Very cute pendants!

  125. Mindy says:

    I love those necklaces!

  126. Five yards! Wowzers!
    I noticed those necklaces the other day and had wondered who made them… They are so cute!

  127. Sara says:

    oh what darling necklaces! can’t wait for fall either!

  128. I adore those necklaces! I just bought the gnome fabric from you and I love it. Thanks so much!

  129. Carmen says:

    Those necklaces are beautiful and funky!

  130. Shelley says:

    Oh man, that gnome necklace is too cute. What a fantastic idea, Lauren. You are, indeed, brilliant!

  131. Toni says:

    I love incorporating the fabric into the jewelry! Awesome idea.

  132. Megan says:

    Those necklaces are brilliant! A perfect way to keep bits of great fabrics around and not feel guilty about growing the fabric stash. Love them!

  133. Kerri Kowal says:

    How fun are those necklaces?? Groovy!

  134. Jessica says:

    So cute. And of course the gnome is gone already. 🙁

  135. Becky says:

    Cute necklaces another good use of fabric.

  136. Michelle says:

    Love those pendants, especially the little gnome!

  137. ellie says:

    Those necklaces are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

  138. kerry says:

    i love the necklaces! great little frames to surround work-of-art fabrics. love your site!

  139. Leslie says:

    Great idea for using scraps of fabric!

  140. beki says:

    Love those little pendants!

  141. kayla_d says:

    What a great way to focus in on the details of some super cute fabric! I always buy fun fabrics, and then have no idea how to use them!

  142. stacy says:

    That gnome necklace is adorable!

  143. Liz says:

    That gnome necklace is going to be mine very soon… I’ve been eyeing it for about a week now. But the real question is, Do I keep it or give it as a gift?

  144. Christy says:

    I love the gnome fabric!

  145. Jeannine says:

    Those are very cute!

  146. Emily says:

    I love those necklaces!

  147. Emily says:

    What a great idea! I love the thought of framing those scraps of fabric that make you happy … fun!

  148. Love love love the necklaces!

  149. sarah says:

    Five yards?! INSANE!

  150. Lisa D. says:

    Very cute necklaces!

  151. andrea says:

    They are indeed cute! Great job Lauren!

  152. D says:

    Pick me, pick me

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