Free Fabric Friday

on October 5 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 193 Comments

Before we get to the free stuff, there are some exciting things going on here!

New Fabric

We received the new collection by Sandy Klop of American Jane, Look n’ Learn. If you enjoyed the bright colors and whimsical patterns of Building Blocks, you’ll love this new group. What’s more, they look great together, so if you still have some Ovals or Numbers, consider these coordinates!

Last week Beth, Lauren and I went to a fabric show in Seattle. While we were there we met Robin Mynatt, the designer of Paris Bebe Fabrics. She has put together some pretty, girly, old-fashioned prints. If you are a fan of Cath Kidston, trust me, you will love Robin’s designs. A wonderful surprise to us was that we got to leave the show with our bolts of In Your Dreams! (Ahhh, immediate gratification.)

Westminster has finally shipped all of the Nigella prints. They saved the best for last. We love, love, love the Grandiflora!

Tutorials Wanted

We have been working hard to plan the biggest and best theme month yet–November’s 30 Days, 30 Gifts to Sew. We have scoped out information on most of our ideas, but we’re still looking to fill some holes with your great tutorials. If you know of tutorials for any of these items, please let us know. If you’d like to put together a tutorial for any of these items, even better! Please email We need to have these wrapped up by October 29.

  • Door stop

  • Easy sewn hats

  • Neckties and bowties

  • Neck kerchief for a child

  • Head kerchief for a girl

  • Placemats

  • Chalk cloth mat

  • Shoulder bag variations

  • Sewing accoutrements (sewing machine cover, needle book, etc.)

  • Wall pocket (Not the kind you put in an office that is like a bulletin board, but the kind with floppy pockets that you’d hang on a child’s wall for stuffies or other toys.)

  • Patchwork kitchen towels

Create and Celebrate

Did you see the post on Wednesday? We are doing a new regular feature called Create and Celebrate to help spread the word about your swaps, sew-alongs, and accomplishments. Please see that post for more information.

Free Fabric Friday

Finally! Please comment here for your chance to win a yard of free fabric ($9.10 or less.) We’ll announce the winners Monday. Have a great weekend!


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193 Responses to Free Fabric Friday

  1. pam says:

    can you believe October is all done? time flies when you’re reading blogs and crafting.

  2. kara says:


  3. Holly says:

    I love the 30 days theme idea – I will have to stock up on fabric so I am ready!

  4. Count me in!

  5. Pieces says:

    The November theme sounds great! I’m looking forward to it.

  6. Jessica says:

    Love the idea of a “call for tutorials”. Let me see what I can come up with and maybe I’ll submit one. Until then, I’m entering for the Free Fabric Friday :))))))))

  7. Deborah says:

    How lovely! I love sewing and crafting…and fabric…ooooh!!! Quilting is one of my favorite pastimes.

  8. Amanda says:

    what a fabulous idea! 30 days, 30 gifts to sew. I have used other tutorials and found them immensely helpful. It’s almost like having the person right there walking you through the project. I am so excited for Novemeber to start so we can get started.

  9. Amanda says:

    Those nigella fabrics are awesome!

  10. i hope i win free fabric! i need some for a quilt πŸ™‚

  11. DHB says:

    I love the new In Your Dreams collection! So cute!

  12. TamaraP. says:

    Love the fabric!!

  13. Shavon says:

    These fabrics are really cute. I’d love to see the 30 gift ideas.
    Neat site!

  14. Michelle says:

    I’m in love with In Your Dreams. Why do I have to have a craft budget? Oh, yeah, kids’ college fund. Darn.

  15. Megan says:

    Those new fabrics are gorgeous!

  16. Janice says:

    Novembers theme sound perfect for before Christmas!

  17. Angie H. says:

    Thank you so much for letting me enter. You have such a wealth of information not to mention great fabrics!!!

  18. Libby says:

    I was sad to see “Kid’s Clothing Month” come to and end…but it looks like you have some really great stuff planned for November. Thank you for all the helpful hints!

  19. kayla_d says:

    oh, i can’t wait for your month of gifts! the tutorials all sound like things i’d like to make. i hope you’ll post photos of your readers’ projects. it’ll be neat to see lots of people working on all of these things together. it’s gonna be a busy month!

  20. amelia says:

    i can’t wait until november! what an amazing theme! thanks!

  21. Kacy says:

    Whoa! There are LOTS of comments this weekend πŸ˜‰ Great new fabrics and I’m SOOOO looking forward to November’s theme!! Keep up the great work!

  22. Kris says:

    Really love the new fabric!

  23. jeanetta says:

    i am so glad i stumbled over here from write momma write. i love free fabric! i mean you would have to be deranged not to, am i right?

  24. Becca says:

    I can’t wait to see what people discover for the new tutorials you mentioned! Thanks for all you do. πŸ™‚

  25. The new fabrics are gorgeous!!!

  26. Mika says:

    This isn’t a free tutorial, but Amy Karol of Bend the Rules Sewing has pictures on her blog of a cute bonnet modification (one with no brim):

  27. Oh my those new fabrics are too lovely! Novembers theme sounds wonderful:)

  28. Carla says:

    I just found your blog! I love what you’re doing and the fabric WOW! I’d love free fabric. Pick me. Pick me πŸ™‚

  29. Tristana says:

    I will send tutorials your way as I find them. Thanks for giving great tutorials and creative ideas of what to make with my fabric! Keep them coming!

  30. Samantha says:

    The In Your Dreams fabric is beautiful! I need some of that. πŸ™‚

  31. earthchick says:

    Oh, I LOVE the Nigella fabrics!!!! And I’m psyched about the November theme!

  32. Christy says:

    Love the new Nigella prints!

    I’m looking forward to the tutorials too. I’ve got a few gifts in the works, but definitely need some more ides.

  33. kerri says:

    Oh my…the new AB fabrics are delightful. And the American Jane ones are super fun; I’ve seen a few other options in a local shop. Primary delights!

  34. Joanna says:

    Whew! I’m still working on finishing all the projects I started for Kids’ Clothes Month! I’d better get going, so I can start on the great gifts in November…

  35. anne says:

    I LOVE the new fabrics!! And I would love some for free! πŸ™‚

  36. Crystal says:

    Here’s a good chalkboard placemat link you actually paint it to make the chalkboard too!

  37. Annie says:

    So many responses! Love all of these fabrics, great colors!

  38. Shannon H. says:

    Pick me! I love the new prints!

  39. Carey says:

    These new fabrics are scrumptious!

  40. sarah says:

    Can’t wait for these tutorials!

  41. amelia dofelmier says:

    This blog is so inspiring, I love all the fabrics you show. Your blog is one that I look at daily. Keep it up.

  42. meowy says:

    Great fabrics! Love that top row, super cute. Looking forward to the fun tutorials in November too! πŸ™‚

  43. Jessica D. says:

    Don’t pick me b/c I already won a yard (thank you thank you thank you!!!!!), but I just wanted to second the poster above who asked for tutorials about men’s gifts!!! I’d love to sew something for my hubby, and all I have are brothers!!!! Ak! And….sadly, I don’t think they’d be too into In Your Dreams, oh well! More for me!!!! (love that line!)

  44. Beth says:

    The Nigella prints are gorgeous!

  45. Bethany Ishee says:

    Oh I can’t wait for the gift ideas! I’m trying to have a “handmade” Christmas and this should help.

  46. Kahne says:

    Great new fabrics, and I’m super excited about November’s theme!

  47. Emy says:

    I am so in love with the pretty rose fabrics! Fabric just keeps getting better and better!

  48. nicolette says:

    Why not join the party for some free fabric! Thanks for all your wonderful initiatives and tutorials.

  49. grace says:

    ooh the last fabric is really pretty πŸ™‚

  50. Denise Alonso says:

    Yay! Fabric!

  51. i love fabric!! it’s amazing how it can completely brighten up my day. i’m totally into making handbags right now and am always on the look-put for cute fabric.

  52. Anary says:

    Great fabrics!!!! Great Site.
    I made some door draft stoppers ( my funky name haha)….I will see about that door stopper.

  53. Paula says:

    Free fabric! yay! I always love the fabric you guys stock.

  54. claudine says:

    Sounds like you have a great month planned in November! There are quite a few things on that list alone that I would love to make. Looking forward to November!!

  55. Camille Wilson says:

    Free fabric Friday – yeah!! =)

  56. Meghan Cobble says:

    Pick me, pick me…the good ole’ girl from Tennessee!!!

    Meghan πŸ™‚

  57. Jessica h says:

    I love the fabrics, cant wait for the tutorials!

  58. Michele Q. says:

    Beautiful prints! I’m in – thanks

  59. Karie says:

    ohhhh those fabrics are sooo awesome! I also cant wait till November to see all the cool Christmas gift ideas! I have a few people that those kind of things would be perfect for, like teachers and stuff…. Ohhh it will be so much fun to see all the gift ideas…

  60. Tammy says:

    Love the tutorials – thank you!

  61. Margaret says:

    pick me! pick me!

  62. Ooh…LOVE the Nigella! I look forward to the tutorials. I wish I could contribute, but I only have tut’s ready for papercrafting….ah well….Maybe another time!


  63. Mika says:

    Oh I love the new fabrics!!!!!! Building Blocks was great, and this is an awesome sequel to it! Pick me for some free fabric though! LOL!

  64. stefanie says:

    Excited for next months theme!

  65. meg says:

    The Nigella prints are so beautiful. Please put my name in the hat!

  66. Alicia A. says:

    How long has to pass before we can enter again. ; )
    I was thinking of doing a tute for some car organizers I made. Can I enter that or are you trying to stick to the above categories?

  67. amby Barnes says:

    Free fabric is awesome!

  68. samantha says:

    oh i am so loving the new fabric. its beautiful. but what should i make?

  69. katie says:

    Oh, that Nigella fabric is amazing.

  70. kate says:

    you all are collecting such goodies on your site! such a resource for inspiring projects– and lovely fabric of course!!!

  71. kara says:

    Looking forward to November!!!

  72. Johanna I. says:

    Christmas is coming…I could definitely use some of this beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

  73. Adrienne says:

    Can’t wait for the 30 gifts to sew in 30 days…also love, love, love the Nigella prints. Have a great weekend! =]

  74. kirsten says:

    looking forward to some great tutorials!

  75. Monica says:

    I am new to commenting on this site. The fabrics are beautiful. I have just retired, purchased a new sewing machine, and now look forward to a future that is full of fabric (and minus corporate deadlines).

  76. Jean says:

    Yay! I am excited about November’s theme- unfortunatly I missed out on September cause of a cross-country move- but we’re back into the swing now!

  77. Rita says:

    i want the Nigella prints! they’re beautiful

  78. Shelley says:

    Can’t wait to see all the fun stuff coming in November!

  79. Karen says:

    please….please….please…pick me!

  80. Saralyn says:

    What beautiful fabrics!

  81. Becky says:

    Those are beautiful fabrics. My mind is reeling with possibilities.

  82. charli says:

    Those Nigella Fabics are so fabulous- there is NO telling what I might do to get some! Gorgeous! So many many things that instantly pop into my head when I think of what I could make. Of course, they would probably sit for a few weeks until I worked up the nerve to actually cut into them…

  83. sarah says:

    I don’t know if you want/need a doll quilt tutorial, but there is one on my blog.

  84. Beth says:

    I’m excited about your November theme! I’m never quite ready with handmade Christmas gifts, so this may help me. πŸ™‚

  85. Nicole says:

    OOOO…. to win such cute fabric would be swesome for a girl on a budget like me. Thanks!

  86. Emily says:

    Lots of lovely new fabric. November’s theme sounds great!

  87. Heather says:

    Just beginning to sew, but the things that I see here are amazing and inspiring. Thank you.

  88. Kristi says:

    Yummy new fabrics!

  89. Reethi says:

    Free fabric, mmm…

  90. Ashley says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I love free fabric!

    Ashley L.

  91. Oiyi says:

    Count me in for a chance at free fabric. I can’t wait for November. The theme sounds awesome!

  92. Becky says:

    Let’s just be honest, I want the free fabric. Though I am looking forward to next month’s theme.

  93. brandy says:

    Gorgeous new fabrics…off to browse the store!

  94. Lilcee says:

    the Grandiflorals are so girly and pretty. I wants!

  95. karla says:

    Happy Friday:
    really love the new nigella fabric!!!!

  96. Crystal says:

    Wow – next month sounds like lots of fun!

  97. Angela says:

    Oh the Look and Learn is so fun! Love it! The Nigella is beautiful too. AND I can’t wait to see the 30 gifts-what a great idea! πŸ™‚

  98. mimi goodwin says:

    Pick me Sew mama Pick me!!!!

  99. Andrea says:

    The new fabrics look great! I wish I could make 30 gifts in 30 days.

  100. Nada Jones says:

    pick me pleeeeeeeeease!

  101. renee says:

    Wow! Those Look and Learn prints are great. Loving the toybox one! Looking forward to some tutorials too.

  102. Grace says:

    Yay! Free Fabric Friday, ya gotta love it!

  103. Bailey says:

    What a great idea! I was just thinking about x-mas presents and what the heck I’m going to make for friends and family. As for the tutorials, I made a chalk cloth mat for a little niece a few months ago, but only have finished product photos. I basically made a place mat with the chalk cloth in the middle. Very simple.

  104. Lynne S says:

    Love your website. So glad I found it.

  105. Robyn says:

    Wow, you all have a lot going on! I get excited every time I stop in.

  106. Mellissa says:

    The new fabrics look beautiful.

  107. Bridget says:

    I don’t know what is more exciting and inspiring-the new fabrics or the idea of 30 projects in 30 days! I can’t wait.

  108. Jana says:

    The new Amy Butler is making me second guess my latest Joel Dewberry purchase. Drats!

  109. Amanda says:

    Oooohhh, free fabric! Choose me! please!

  110. Lorraine says:

    loooooove the new AMY BUTLER fabrics sent an e mail for a great tutorial

  111. Kristine says:

    Super excited for 30 days 30 gifts! Yay!

  112. sarahk says:

    I’ll be anxiously awaiting the new tutorials!

  113. Liz says:

    I am so looking forward to November! Gosh, I love this site!!

  114. Chandra says:

    Ooh–the In Your Dreams line is so sweet…perfect for shabby curtains or frilly skirts!

  115. Heather says:

    Well I guess it’s my turn to take a stab at making a tutorial! I’ve never done one before but I’ve been making linen/patchwork placemats for awhile and since that’s in the list for the November theme I guess I’ll try! I’ll give it my best shot….be back soon!

  116. Dawn Alice Rogers says:

    i love paris bebe!

  117. Yea for gifts to sew. I’m excited.

  118. Keri says:

    Wow, love that In Your Dreams. Gotta get some of that ASAP!

  119. Missy says:

    Love those! So glad I found this blog!!!

  120. Alicia H. says:

    I almost, almost snatched up those Paris Bebe fabrics yesterday. Now I’m regretting not doing so. So very pretty.

  121. Beth H says:

    Hope someone out there has done all those tutorials because this month’s theme is going to be a great inspiring one!!

  122. ariana guilford says:

    Love the remaining Amy Butler fabric…very tempting!

  123. Risa says:

    Nigella is gorgeous!!

  124. barbara konze says:

    I feel like this is my lucky week!!

  125. Rebecca says:

    Alright…I am now officially addicted. What a plethora of information here! And free fabric EVERY Friday, to boot??!?

    PLease add me to the proverbial hat! Love, Rebecca

  126. jessi says:

    More tutorials? What a great idea to put these all together. I’ve been wanting to do one. I’ll have to think about one of your requests…

  127. Karen H says:

    I would love to win some fabric!!! Pick me.

  128. Karen says:

    oooOOOOoo the graphics of Look and Learn ::::::::::::::::::::swoon:::::::::::::::::

  129. Alicia says:

    I’m looking forward to the 30 days, 30 gifts to sew in November – as a beginning sewer, I need all the help I can get in tutorials. I’m on pins and needles just waiting…

  130. Karen says:

    me please! Love those new fabrics!

  131. Laura says:

    Oooooh, I LOVE the new fabric! I may order some of the blue ones for some coordinating placemats…

  132. erinmalia says:

    P.S. LOVED Wednesday’s post. I joined the swap at Chara’s and am soooo excited!

  133. Katie says:

    I’m so excited for 30 homemade gifts!

  134. Suzanne says:

    Great idea for a series. I can’t wait to see all of the tutorials!

  135. erinmalia says:

    This is the greatest theme yet!

  136. javede says:

    Can’t wait to see the tutorials! Though gift making will be minimal this year with half the family gone over the holidays πŸ™‚

  137. Sarah says:

    I’m really looking forward to November! It’s holiday gift giving time!

  138. Sandy says:

    I’m excited to see all the November tutorials. Hopefully I’ll be done with all my October projects on time!

  139. Beth says:

    Just found your blog. Love it! I’m really excited for the 30 projects.

  140. Mrs.Pear says:

    Oh, the new fabric makes me drool and my mind list the vast list of projects I could easily whip up!

  141. Kathleen says:

    I can’t wait to see the new tutorials! I need to get sewing again,

  142. Dj says:

    Can’t wait to see the new tutorials.

  143. rashida says:

    Wow! So much going on here….you ladies have been busy little bees! ^_^

  144. Great fabric! I recently subscribed to the blog, very excited to learn about free fabric!

  145. Lisa D. says:

    More beautiful new fabrics! Count me in for the drawing, please!

  146. Linda Lehn says:

    I am drooling over the “In your dreams” fabrics. They are exactly the colors that I have been drawn to lately! LOL

  147. alison says:

    I’m a fabriholic. I’ve been trying desperately not to buy any more fabric until I use up what I have. Although I have been very good lately, maybe I deserve a reward. Even better if I win fabric – then there’s no guilt!

  148. Anne says:

    I love your site and the new fabric looks fabulous!

  149. Sarah says:

    I LOVE this blog! inspirational to say the least. Tute lists are the best!! Keep up the inspiration and the beautiful fabrics coming….

  150. Sarah says:

    I LOVE this blog! inspirational to say the least. Tute lists are the best!! Keep up the inspiration and the beautifal fabrics coming….

  151. Loving Free Fabric Friday! Can’t wait for the November Tutorials.

  152. Ros says:

    Ohhhhh Grandiflora!! You’re so right, they’re LOVELY!!

  153. rohanknitter says:

    I think Nov’s theme sounds great~
    I got my order yesterday and I am very happy with it! Love the cute postcard and button included. I’m sure I will be ordering again.

  154. Geri says:

    love the Nigella prints!!!!

  155. Isabelle says:

    Those Nigella prints are gorgeous! Love “Playground blue”, as well.

  156. Amy says:

    I can’t believe it’s already Friday again. The new fabrics look so tempting πŸ™‚

  157. Valerie says:

    Can’t wait to make some of those projects!

  158. Pam says:

    Oh boy! I could be in serious trouble… all those fabrics are great!!!

    I am looking forward to the tutorials in November.

  159. Candace says:

    I adore the look and learn fabric. It reminds me of feed sack prints of the thirties. Oh, and free fabric? Count me in!

  160. Marlana says:

    Pretty fabric ~ oh yeah!

  161. Beth says:

    I am loving the theme months. What fun it has been.

  162. D says:

    Choose me please.

  163. Sara says:

    ooh, love that nigella fabric!

  164. Jeannine says:

    Looks like November is going to have lots of blog readin’ (and gift-makin’)!

  165. Tammy says:

    Oh wow! I’m sure looking forward to November!

  166. Candace says:

    Wow, November is going to be a great month around here.

  167. Mandy says:

    Looking forward to November for some good Christmas Gift Ideas!!! Love the new fabrics too!

  168. Colleen says:

    I checked out the In Your Dreams fabric and love it! However, with regard to the Sweet Inspiration print, does the pink border run along the side of the bolt or is that part of the repeat? Thanks!

  169. Lori says:

    I am so excited by November’s theme! Can’t wait to see all the great tutorials…

  170. Ashley says:

    That november idea sounds great! One idea, although it may be too late if you have your tutorials pretty much set: what about sewn gifts for men? I’ve had a couple occasions lately where I wanted to whip up some hand-made gifts, but ended up buying them instead, since I couldn’t think of anything particularly man-friendly to sew.

  171. Charlotte says:

    NovemberÒ€ℒs 30 Days, 30 Gifts to Sew

    Sounds fantastic!

  172. sharon says:

    it must be my turn, no?

  173. Kate says:

    Oh, I love tutorials – I just need to find the time to make all of those great things!

  174. Lynn says:

    Love the new fabrics, and can’t wait for the 30 gifts in 30 days!

  175. Carrie says:

    Can’t wait for the gift tutorials! Maybe I’ll win free fabric to make all that exciting stuff!

  176. I’ll keep my eyes open for any of the tutorials you’re looking for. I’m looking forward to your November tutorial fest, and thank you for the chance to win free fabric.

  177. Christina B says:

    I would loooove some free fabric!

  178. laurie says:

    I NEED some ideas for Christmas gifts! Quick and Easy. Made with free fabric even better!;)

  179. Michelle says:

    Wow, you all are incredible. Thanks so much for your time and effort in putting all these together. I can’t WAIT until November!

  180. Georgia says:

    Didn’t you just love Seattle? It is such a great city! I think November will be AWESOME! Can’t wait:)

  181. Celeste says:

    Wow–the November theme sounds great, and I am drooling over the Nigella prints!

  182. Mymsie says:

    The Look & Learn fabric is delish! My faves are Playground Blue and Recess Orange.

  183. Bean says:

    Oh my, those Nigella prints are gorgeous!!

  184. Emilee says:

    I love the Nigella! And I’m looking forward to the tutorials. 30 days, 30 gifts, what a great idea!

  185. gatorgirl says:

    I get so much inspiration from this blog – 30 gifts? Oh, I can’t wait!!

  186. Christy says:

    I sooo need to start making my Christmas gifts. Those fabrics may help me out!

  187. Megan says:

    I wish I had a tutorial to offer. I’m looking forward to seeing the results of the request for them, though!

  188. nang says:

    oooh—beautiful fabrics! love the nigella! can’t wait for the 30 days, 30 gifts!

  189. Maxine says:

    Love those fabrics, especially the Nigella prints

  190. Ryan says:

    I love love love the In YOu Dreams & Grandiflora!

  191. Meghan says:

    The new fabrics are great! I’m so happy to have found you guys.

  192. andrea says:

    Looking forward to November!!! Loved my new fabric and pattern that I ordered last month. Can’t stop making the flea market bag!

  193. Angie Smith says:

    Who doesn’t love free fabric?!?! Choose me :).

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