New Products and Free Fabric Friday

on January 21 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 395 Comments

Have you seen the new collections in the shop?  We’ve received some beautiful groups lately:

Metro Living

Metro Living from Robert Kaufman

Suburbia and Metro Cafe

Suburbia and Metro Cafe from Robert Kaufman


Hoopla from Moda

Ty Pennington Impressions

Ty Pennington Impressions

cotton and home dec

Daisies and Dots

Daisies and Dots from Robert Kaufman

See all our NEW FABRIC!

Free Fabric Friday! Tell us about something wonderful that you’ve seen on another blog lately for a chance to win one of 6 yards (link, please.) We’ll be back on Monday with the winners and an announcement about February’s theme. Have a great weekend!

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395 Responses to New Products and Free Fabric Friday

  1. Kim says:

    My daughter’s nickname is Squid (long story), but this Spoonflower fabric says it all!

    Now if I could just find the time to make [another] quilt from it for her!

  2. Maria says:

    I am loving this quilt, I am not brave enough to give it a try yet but someday I will

  3. Brooke says:

    i would love to make one of these for my laptop. except for the apple (since i dont have a mac) i would like to put some elephants on mine.

  4. katz says:

    i would really like to make this dress for my nieces
    thank you for the chance!

  5. Tina says:

    I just posted and omitted the link for Val’s Art Studio-

    Here it is:

  6. Tina says:

    I found something(s) wonderful on Val’s Art Studio: there’s a cool transportation backpack, some clever cafe curtains, and a super hip transistor radio bag! :-)

  7. christa says: has some excellent tutorials and fun ideas: how to make a girl’s dress, an infinity scarf, and much more! check it out!

  8. Jamie says:

    I recently came across House of Smith’s blog and can’t wait to try this “Revamp of a Thrift Store Frame”. A great way to display favorite fabric!
    Thanks for the chance!

  9. Parise says:

    I would really love to try my hand at a quilt. And the fabrics you have displayed above are beautiful! <3

  10. Liz says:

    i’m enjoying elizabeth’s process in making a scrappy quilt; a scrappy quilt is on my list!

  11. Kristin says:

    This really caught my eye! As a newbie quilter I’m saving selvages with purpose but it’ll sure be a long time til I have enough to make an entire quilt! lol Love the new fabrics in your shop! Stunning!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Vicki K says:

    Cathe Holden always has such fun projects – but I especially liked this sewing table organizer with the vintage sewing pattern theme:

  13. Raven says:

    What lovely fabrics!

    I know it’s not a usual sewing project, but you wanted to see something wonderful: Sometimes I forget just how versatile fabric is, then I see something like this.

  14. Laura T says:

    I love the quilting that Judi has done with this quilt. It really challenges me to improve my skills.

  15. Rachel says:

    This ruffle sunsuit is too adorable Can’t wait to give it a try.

  16. Shantel says:

    I want to make this dress for my new little niece!

  17. Margaret says:

    I am loving the Echino improv blocks that Elizabeth is making ( I’m *almost* ready to cut into my Echino fabric.

  18. Jens says:

    I’d love to make a messenger bag as seen here:
    with a colourful fabric.

  19. Katie says:

    I love the charm pack quilt on the moda bakeshop. I have made one and am in the process of making another. I am also on a roll of making table runners to swap out with the seasons. I found a great tutorial on Amy Smart’s Diary of a Quilter blog.

  20. Larissa says:

    This amazing artisan is giving away an handmade ebony bangle bracelet!

  21. pamela steiner says:

    I found this website and am totally taking it on… (hence the quest for free fabric :)

  22. Basteta says:

    I love Robert Kaufman and the piece on top of the Daisies and Dots is a keeper! But, I have so much fabric right now that I’m scared to look at any more!

  23. Deb Cameron says:

    I could list heaps, but my new favourite find is ‘Pinterest’. Love, love, love this new pin boarding site. It is a truly amazing place to visit and be inspired. I have boards to pin all my favourite things – patterns, fabric craving, photos of my style (wishing) and any crafty tutorials I find and want to keep a reference to I can pin their too, and the link to the original site stays with it…perfect! Go take a look and sign up, it’s free…

  24. Alison H says:

    I am in love with this Buffalo Check baby blanket! I want one for myself!

  25. Deb says:

    I could list heaps, but my newest find is Pinterest…love, love, love all the inspiration being shared on this pin boarding site, great way to keep all your favourite things stashed on the web too…I have been cataloging things like favourite patterns, crafty tutorials, my style, fabric cravings, etc…check it out…

  26. Deb says:

    love the daisies and dots!!

    this year i want to start sewing bags and found this tote with pockets – think it will make a good 1st project

  27. pickel. says:

    i just saw this ticker tape quilt at crazy mom quilts and i am absolutely speechless. it is so beautiful and it is made from scraps! what a great way to recycle all the little bits that are too small for most things, but too precious to be tossed.

  28. Roberta says:

    This medicine cabinet makeover REALLY makes me want to makeover my medicine cabinet. I almost bought the same paper at Michael’s and didn’t even realize it until I got home and looked at the blog post once more…lol

  29. Amelia says:

    I love Linda’s Birdie Stitches block:

  30. These vertical gardens are beyond wonderful!

  31. Susan says:

    I love . I just absolutely love any and all of their projects. Everything is absolutely beautiful. They seem to find the most talented bloggers out there to provide patterns and tutorials.

  32. Chelsea says:

    I love this spring wardrobe sewing challenge Colette patterns is having. I really don’t sew clothes but think the exercise could inspire some great quilt palettes.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I have this already on my list to make for my 5 girls for next Christmas!

  34. Tina says:

    I absolutely adore this mail organizer from Noodle head:
    I am still sticking with my New Year’s resolution to get more organized & this project is just the thing I was looking for!

  35. Christie says:

    Just discovered “Made by Rae” via “Smile and Wave.” I can’t wait to make a Bonsai Bag and a Buttercup Bag! Lovely blogs!!!

  36. Amanda B. says:

    I can’t read most of this blog post, but I love the pattern for this cowl, it looks amazing and I would love to make it.

    Thank you for the giveaway

  37. Rochelle says:

    It’s not sewing… but my kids and I had so much fun looking over the t-shirts at snorg tees. We can’t decide which ones to order!

  38. This sleepover pillowcase at Prudent Baby – I love it!

    Love the fabrics!!!!!!

  39. Lori says:

    I love these sweet shoes design mom posted about…

  40. Charlotte says:

    I really love the idea of improv. quilting:

  41. Lisa says:

    Small project=instant gratification! This looks like fun!

  42. alison says:

    A really cute bag (tutorial) at

    And a really classy pillow (tutorial) at

    And this reversible hobo bag tutorial at

    Sorry I couldn’t just narrow it down to one!

  43. I’m participating in a Mug Mat swap, and this blog has the best tutorial ever! I can’t wait to try one.

  44. Mary Jo says:

    I check in weekly to see what this very talented lady is up to–and it is always good stuff.

  45. San says:

    You really have to check out this fun named blog, Crap I’ve Made, it makes me chuckle and has great ideas for the sewist/crafter in you. This link shows you a darling valentine bunting sign.
    Visit me too for quickie recycling ideas that make use of hibernation time. Thanks for the giveaway, my fabric stash could use some updating!

  46. MargaretQuilts says:

    I’ve been enjoying the recipes and a book coming in May from Moda Bakeshop contributors.

  47. Ellen says:

    On Scraps and Strings, she and her mom did an applique quilt with flowers on black. It makes me want to learn how to applique’

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Katie says:

    Been researching how to make the cutest fabric coffee cup sleeves. Looking forward to making some fabulous gifts for my “bucks” loving buddies!

  49. Jen B says:

    There is an abundance of talent here:

  50. Lia says:

    I saw this project and want to sew it. Very simple, but cute. I think using some of these fabrics would be awesome for it.

  51. Tara says:

    I just found this table runner tutorial and can’t wait to get started on it tonight.

  52. Kirsten N says:

    I would really love to join in the Postage Stamp quilt along @ psiquilt:

  53. Holly says:

    I know I’m posting late but I just stumbled across this blog and thought I’d share. Fun stuff!

  54. Jen says:

    I am enjoying this series of improv blocks at Oh Fransson!

  55. Jenima says:

    When there is not a lot of time for a project I love super simple DIY’s like this one…

  56. Jennifer says:

    Just found Mairuru, a Japanese blogger. She has a tutorial for these adorable hand-sewn and embroidered softies (I made the cat -so fun!) and other goodies. She has such a wonderful eye for mixing fabrics!

  57. I just found Sweetwater’s makelifesweet blog and I love the quilt pattern for Summer Breeze! I’m really looking forward to making it!

  58. Melissa P says:

    I love the way this came together with the crisp whites and solids:

  59. mims says:

    i’ve been having a great time following elizabeth’s improv quilt step-by-step this week.

  60. Pétra says:

    I love what they are doing at Urban Creatures. They have just branched out into pillows on top of their cute necklaces and bracelets.

  61. jennifer says:

    I love this play kitchen The Thriftress made for her kids for Christmas! Too cute.

  62. lisap says:

    I hit all my local shops yesterday looking for the Ty P. collection; no one carries it yet. I MUST HAVE IT!!! Whenever I need motivation/inspiration, I go to Film In The Fridge!

  63. I love the Metro Living and Daisies and Dots – so cool!
    I am so inspired by scrappy piecing and today this blogpost just has me wanting to go pull out all my bright scraps!

  64. I came across this blog last night and was totally hooked:

  65. Alli Forsyth says:

    I love these whole cloth quilts found from this Etsy shop..

  66. Emmmylizzzy says:

    I’m excited to try out How About Orange’s tutorial for ironing fabric onto the wall!

  67. Nancy says:

    I want to make this skirt for my daughter, I reckon she’d be adorably cute in it

  68. Jennifer S says:

    I would love to make this quilt:!
    I hope I win!

  69. Kelsey Rose says:

    I love the banner quilt by Vanessa which I just saw over on the Robert Kaufman blog:

  70. Elizabeth says:

    I think this little dress by Sewing in No Man’s Land looks so cute!

  71. jackie says:

    HI , Love these new fabrics, are they not too cute! would Love to Win!

    Here ‘s another projet I found that I need to make for the new baby coming soon!

  72. Jessica says:

    My daughter wants me to bake this cake and re-celebrate her November birthday this weekend –>

    Fabulous fabric picks! I’m loving Hoopla and the yellow daisy print from R. Kaufman. They make me long for sweet summer dresses. Thanks for the giveaway!

  73. Lisa D says:

    I love the suburbia and metro cafe fabric. Can I say that I know I will want to make a bunch of stuff from the upcoming Celbrate the Boy month on

  74. Chiemi says:

    I saw this darling skirt tutorial this past week and it has me itching to pull out my machine and make one for my girls.

  75. HiLary says:

    I love the retro coffee pots best.

  76. JYM says:

    I’m in love with, especially this simple yet gorgeous table runner:

  77. Erin A. says:

    Bias tape! Its amazing how something so simple can make such a huge difference in a finished sewing project. This how-to from Prudent Mama explains a very simple method of creating your own bias tape from any fabric you choose – so much cuter than store bought.

  78. I’ve been loving all the great skirt patterns coming for little girls (and big ones, too!). Maybe I’m desperate for spring to come so I can see them on people!! Loved the Edith Twirl skirt shown sewn in this blog entry

  79. Tara says:

    I really want to make these for my kids! They need them:

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  80. Janet says:

    I just found a cool new blog artist Jenna Horne :
    She has many cute artifacts that she creates from fabrin, paint and metal.

  81. Shelley says:

    I love this wonky log cabin with the pieced backing

  82. Heather says:

    I would love to make this nursing cover:

    I am loving the new fabric!

  83. Kate says:

    Jessica at How About Orange has been making some incredible projects using fabric and fabric stiffener. The things you would normal see her doing with paper she is now doing with fabric. Amazing!

  84. LiEr’s posts on Ikat Bag are always amazing… But I especially appreciated her recent series on pockets. This post in particular:
    helped me to be braver about the kinds of pockets I’m putting into my purses!

  85. Annmarie says:

    I recently joined the Dorinda 2011 Mystery BOM – different from others – you pick a theme & make blocks depicting the theme each month with a “rule” to follow to make it interesting. Fun!

  86. Tish says:

    I loved this in the bloggy world recently:

  87. aimee says:

    It’s embroidery, but this is next on my to-do list:

  88. NuJoi says:

    My something great about from blogland is this reminder about pressing from Anne:

  89. Suzanne says:

    I just came across these little dolls and I love them:

    As a side note, it’s going to take me a long time to look at all these links in the comments. What fun!

  90. Dana says:

    I am watching SewCalGal right now with her visits to Road to California. I love to see the quilt shows I can’t attend and she always covers so much.

  91. Deanna says:

    Wow what a list of site to check out! Now if a person only had the time. Guilty pleasure, cup of tea and crafting/ sewing blogs, ah what a way to relax. Must do it in the morning though or I can’t sleep because my head is so full of projects. My new personal favorite is this one, a spin off project run way but with kids cloths and Internet bloggers as the designers. You get to vote and everything! Fun, fun. Enjoy : )

  92. Meg says:

    This is affordable to buy or you could DIY. I like the idea of having a plain, yet interesting/textural outside with a colorful print inside.

  93. Valerie says:

    I just made the most amazing dip. I was “practicing” recipes for the Super Bowl… :) I didn’t use exact measurements, and it worked great!

  94. marlene says:

    I recently stumbled across these fabric flowers on How About Orange. Cute!!

    Love the new fabrics! I’m going to browse the rest!

  95. Amanda N. says:

    Love all this guy’s work! Cute (and simple) vintage fabric dolls he made:

    Love the Metro Living fabric.

  96. Sherry J says:

    I love the new block of the month Henrietta the squirrel at http://www.bunnyhilldesigns. I’ve almost got the first block done!

  97. Kelly Sas says:

    Wow! I didn’t know Ty Pennington had a fabric line… great line it looks like too!

  98. Jen says:

    Well…This is old, but I have just found it and am VERY excited: How to get those baggy old cardigans to fit! I bought a beautiful red cashmere one but it’s rather large. Now it’ll fit nicely, 1940s style! Woooo!

    Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  99. Emily says:

    Started making my first quilt after I saw this great tutorial on Moda Bakeshop. Super cute!

  100. Zrinka says:

    I like this Dream on quilt by Jeni

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  101. robin says:

    I’ve been drooling over the new book from Moda Bakeshop!

  102. Andra says:

    Can’t wait to make this for my nephew:

  103. Kathy says:

    I like these sweet 3-d heart decorations:

    Might make some for my 4 year old boy, who was so, so sad to take down Christmas decorations.

  104. Nichole says:

    I love all the handbags on Lisa Lam’s blog and website. This cute small purse would be a great use of cute new fabric.

  105. Sarah Z. says:

    I gotta agree with so many others that right now I am just loving following the progress of the talented Elizabeth Hartman as she completes blocks on her improve Echino quilt. The link:
    Any chance one of those six yards is one of Etsuko Furuya’s masterpieces?

  106. Kimberly says:

    I was really struck by Anna Maria Horner’s contribution to the Queensland relief auction – very generous.

  107. Sascha J. says:

    Red Pepper Quilts’ “A Colorstory Quilt” that she made to help raise funds for disaster relief in Australia has definitely caught my attention. It is a beautiful quilt and an amazing cause.

  108. Libby says:

    Love the fabrics!
    So many wonderful blogs out there it’s difficult to choose but here is one that I plan on making soon!

  109. Kate F. says:

    I’m smitten over this selvage star quilt stitched by Jessica from twin fibers:

  110. bess says:

    i’m participating in p.s. i quilt’s quilt-along – love it!

  111. DL Harmon says:

    This is an older tutorial, but it’s top on my to-do list for my daughter!

  112. Jessica says:

    I love the color brick quilt on I can’t wait to make this quilt!

  113. Sarah says:

    I love this quilt… Would love to make it with some of those ty pennington fabrics!

  114. Erin Waters says:

    In general, I love everything going on at Made ( Also, I am waiting with great anticipation for the return of Celebrate the BOY with both Made & Made by Rae ( Can’t wait! Also, LOVE the Metro Living from Robert Kaufman.

  115. Lynda says:

    I saw this fabric rose and I thought it was great!

  116. Steph W says:

    I found an old post for how to make flower pins (from sew, mama, sew) that pointed to Wise Craft’s blog. I’ve been making them like crazy!

  117. Maria says:

    Liked the simplicity of this baby quilt
    at Moda Bakeshop. Their new range Hoopla would look good made up in this quilt.

  118. Cinnamon says:

    Just found and purchased this newly released, simple, pattern (
    from Brown Paper Packages:
    I can’t wait to make it.

  119. Jackie W. says:

    The new fabrics, with really really funky laminates! scroll down to the third post.

  120. Deanna says:

    Oh, I so wanna make this for my little girl!

  121. Melissa says:

    I really love the idea of using fabric as paper as I saw on How About Orange:

  122. Cindy says:

    this scarf is unique and totally do-able…perfect!

  123. AP says:

    A “heart in hand” pillow that show’s your little one’s hand for Valentine’s Day is the cutest craft I’ve seen this week.

  124. Mystica says:

    I never can do binding properly and I just saw a tutorial on Sew Fun Quilts which is very precise and instructive.

  125. jody says:

    These are awesome little headbands for little girls…too sweet! I’ve made some for my daughters and they look adorable!!

    Definitely check it out!

    Thanks for a great giveaway..I’m a big Robert Kaufman fan and love the Metro Living line


  126. Lesa says:

    I thought THIS was an adorable use of a small space to create a cute little sewing area!

  127. Crystal says:

    I love this Dash and Dot Quilt at the Moda Bakeshop!

  128. Rebecca says:

    I just made this great table runner:

  129. Lucie says: was featuring these wonderful shoe tags that look adorable and fairly easy to make.
    Love your giveaway.
    Lucie ([email protected])

  130. Amie Wiley says: posted on how to make fabric frames that you iron onto the wall! So cute!

  131. Amie says: put a how-to on making fabric frames that you iron onto the wall! They look awesome!

  132. I love Red Pepper Quilts ( and their auction to raise money for the flood in Australia. A great cause and holy dina, that lady can make beautiful quilts with fabulous fabric!

  133. Cynthia says:

    So many great fabrics there!

  134. A whole yard! Yippy! Craftiness Is Not Optional just posted this tutorial today:

    It’s the Bohemian Peasant Dress…Super cute take on the traditional dress.

  135. Amy G. says:

    I love all the great ideas over at MADE -so cute!

  136. krystina says:

    I’m digging the Robert Kauffman. Very versatile and every print would make great binding!

  137. delia says:

    I like the echino blocks that Oh! Fransson is making.

  138. Shelby says:

    I love this homemade soap dispenser made from a mason jar! So shabby chic :) This will be my next project, once I get ahold of the drill attachment I need.

  139. Kristen says:

    I recently stumbled upon the Wasp bag pattern at Machen/Machen. Now I just need some of these fabulous fabrics to make it! :)

  140. karen says:

    i found this great tutorial on how to fuse plastic grocery bags to make it a usable waterproof fabric:

    i’m really excited to try this!

  141. JennE says:

    OK this outdoor ice bunting is really cute. Wish I could use it but its pretty warm in CA right now.

  142. elizabeth’s improv quilt blocks using echino fabric are swoon worthy!

  143. Mary VZ says:

    i really adore this quilt at Film in the Fridge

  144. Kate says:

    Wow, will have to come back and read all the links in the comments, looks like there are lots of great ideas! I saw this charm square quilt which is simple but so fun! Love the fabrics she picked.

  145. Andrea M says:

    I was inspired by yesterday’s post about the European Scene! Such pretty, pretty things! I am loving the new Moda line “Hoopla”!

  146. Amy says:

    I want to make the country cabin quilt by Quilt Dad. I love, love, love these fabrics!

    Amy in SC

  147. Jen says:

    Love the new prints! if only I hadn’t resolved to do at least one existing project before buying more….

  148. Melinda says:

    I just saw the cutest pajama pants on Noodlehead. Her take on a Make It Perfect pattern has inspired me to make my first item of clothing for my two year old daughter. Her little girls are cute as a button!

  149. Thanks for the chance to win. This octopus is just calling my name.

  150. Kristin H says:

    I love the hoopla. Makes me think (longingly) of spring!

  151. Jill says:

    Totally coveting some suburbia! I’ve been in love with “How About Orange?” and her stiffened fabric tutorials over the past week. The rose one was awesome, the picture frames my favorite!

  152. Nicole says:

    These are on my list to make. I think they’d be great in my son’s room.

  153. Munaiba says:

    Check out Elizabeth Hartman’s improv Echino blocks they’re lovely!

  154. Paula says:

    I’m following Oh Fransson’s! Improv Quilt. I’m planning to do an improv quilt and following her process is interesting. She even makes sketches of her blocks … I was just planning to cut and sew!

    I love Metro Living and all the other new dots! Every quilt needs dots! Thank you for the giveaway!

  155. payal says:

    I love the new fabrics, specially the Kaufman ones. Although Moda fabrics are lovely too. I have been sewing for my little girl lately and this following petticoat is what I want to make for her when I exhaust my current list of projects.

  156. Erin says:

    I love these fun girly shoe tags over at mmmcrafts…

  157. Kelly says:

    Oh, I love the Daisies and Dots and the Hoopla. SO pretty!

    Someday (soon, I hope) I’m going to make this sling:

  158. Elizabethdx says:

    Well, this certainly is easy! Malka Dubrawsky just posted a picture of two stunning improv-style pillows she made for Stitches, and the patterns are up at the Interweave site. I don’t know if I can make that link happen, but here is the address for one of the pillows:
    and here is the address for the pattern (not the instructions) for the other, which is the one i want to make! check out that fun shape!
    thanks, Malka and Interweave! and thanks, SewMamaSew, for the chance at beautiful free fabric.

  159. Chrissy says:

    I’m loving the Modern Living line! Here’s a recent favorite of mine…it’s DIY buttons from Craftsanity:

  160. Margaret Stevens says:

    I’ve just discovered the amazing patterns and inspiration available from the French Company Citronille. I can’t wait to order a few patterns for summer dresses for my daughter.

  161. Jill B says:

    The amazing freebird quilt that Sarah Fielke is raffling for the Queensland Flood Appeal:

  162. Christine says:

    I have been obsessed with the idea of snack bags and have found the ones I want to make on Angry Chicken!

  163. Erin says:

    This “Progressive Dinner” through Moda is pretty clever…

  164. patty says:

    Here’s the link
    Linda has an ongoing project making quilts for children in need. It is called Stitchin Mission. She is going to make a video to be able to send to other churches showing how to make these quilts. Michael Miller fabrics dontated a box of fabric to her for this project. I had the pleasure of meeting Linda in person last October. She is an absolute joy to be around, a wonderful person.

  165. Jessika says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win, I have never won anything on line before!
    I also live in Canada and the cost of fabric is expensive!

    I love fromanigloo, she is Canadian and always posts such adorable tutorials!

    In paticular, these super cute crocheted bear hats! with matching crocheted flower clip! Love it!

  166. Stace says:

    Yay for Free Fabric Fridays! I’d like to share a link to a Hat, Scarf, and Gloves drive that Swap-Bot did. It was for The Partnership for the Homeless and was a great success because of the Swap-Bot owner, Rachel. She blogged about it on her blog:

  167. Jeni says:

    Sew Retro had a wonderful interview with Anna Maria Horner. Anna Maria balances so much with a whole bunch of kids and a new line of fabric.
    Outside of the fabric world I recently found NieNie’s Dialogues. The beautiful blog of a woman who survived a plane crash. Her positivity each day and her honesty about the tough days that she faces are a good way to start the day — to really be thankful.
    Really looking forward to hearing about what you have in store for February!

  168. Gina says:

    I love Vivat Veritas’ stuff! These pink pajamas (bottom) that she made were so cute, I love them!

  169. kate C. says:

    I love these blocks that Ashley is making:

  170. Jessica says:

    I haven’t made many bags or purses, but I can envision some gorgeous ones with your amazing new fabrics and these great tutorials gathered at How About Orange:


  171. Marcia W. says:

    Check out Elizabeth Hartmann’s blog for her progress on wonky Echino quilt blocks. She explains the process of fabric selection and block construction – excellent.

  172. Brianna says:

    This elegant winter warmer cowl from Colette Patterns makes me wish that I didn’t live in Arizona.

  173. Megan says:

    Super cute towel robes by bettycrockerass.

  174. Anna says:

    I love the Ty Pennington fabrics! I also regularly check The Cottage Mama blog, I love her projects. She has two little girls and so do I, so I find a lot of inspiration from her projects. I’m currently working on my own version of this:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  175. I saw the GORGEOUS Avalanche dress Katy at No Big Dill made— gorgeous!!

  176. Frances says:

    I think the Daisies and Dots is my favourite!!!

  177. radiya says:

    Love the valentine wreath on

    I hope to make myself one .. this year :)



  178. Kelly says:

    I was in a dinner funk and while looking for new recipes to try I found TastyKitchen and found many new recipes to try.

  179. Karen Lawson says:

    Rita posted this on the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog:

    This is going to be a fun challenge to take the given logo designs and create a unique tote bag!

    Can’t wait to get started! It’s going to be interesting to see how many hundreds of other original tote bags will be there in use!

  180. I’ve really gotten into yoga lately but hate carrying my rolled mat. Look at this wonderful yoga mat bag tutorial I found! I think one of those cheery fabrics would look great turned into a yoga mat bag!
    Here’s the link:

  181. Betsy M says:

    Cute headband I am making for my girls.

  182. Nancy says:

    Love the Hoopla and Impressions lines!

  183. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve been enjoying Wendy’s tutorials on machine quilting. Here is one from her Ivory Spring blog.

  184. LittleWit says:

    These mailbag pocket duos over on pink chalk fabrics makes me want to make them yesterday. :)

  185. Meagan says:

    I have been swooning over this cute dress over at No Big Dill blog! To think this was made with an Ikea blanket! Check it out:

  186. Melissa says:

    I am new to blogging so I find awesome things daily. My most recent fabulous thing was a quilt top purchased at a yard sale and finished by the blogger. It is beautiful!!! I wish I had the patience to make something so lovely.

  187. Gayle says:

    I saw this post and thought who great it would be to make the ties and then boxes, or containers to keep them in.

  188. Violeta Petrova says:

    Last week I came across this tutorial – the next thing I am gonna sew – I love it

  189. Christina says:

    I love the Ty Pennington line! All the fabrics are awesome. and I love Ashley from Under the Sycamore. She gave a tutorial on a craft jar that is totally up my ally. She’s great!

  190. Briawna says:

    It might be kind of cheating but I found this link on Sassy Sanctuary ( and I loved the idea of a home made grandfather clock ( I know it’s not a quilt but I am re-organizing/designing my quilting room in a victorian style (think Breakfast at Tiffany’s/Buttercup fabric) and would love one of these in there, too. I find people who work with wood to be uber-inspiring…maybe because I’m challenged when it comes to ideas on wood projects. I still think I’ll stick to fabric, but this was genius.

  191. shannon r. says:

    I saw these and think I have to make them…my “must make” list is getting big! Some new fabric would be fantastic!

  192. Amanda says:

    I love the One Yard Wonders Sew Along that’s going on at the Pink Chalk Studio blog. I had just gotten the book days before I found it!

  193. georgia says:

    How About Orange’s fabric wall decals – plus about a million other tutorials she has listed in the past week or so. I kind of love her blog:)

  194. Lisa says:

    I was reading a blog earlier this week and was touched by this story. Janie’s parent’s-in-law had their house completely flooded in the Queensland floods. Beside’s that being tragic enough, Janie’s mother-in-law’s sewing room was washed away. In this blog Janie puts the call out to fellow bloggers to help get Carolyn back up and running in the sewing front. I am happy to say that Janie has had quite a response. Such a lovely thing for Janie to do for her mother-in-law.

  195. Jennifer says:

    I love visiting Jodi over at She has some great ideas for Valentine’s Day!

  196. Barbara says:

    I am constantly inspired by the quilts featured on

  197. karoliina says:

    i like to go to oh, fransson! every day to see yet another beautiful echino-block put together. and i love metro-everything by robert kaufman.

  198. Julianna says:
    this is one of my new favorite blogs — and I can’t wait to try my hand at making one of these bags!!

  199. Alex says:
    check out this ipad cover, with link to the tute she used, from Krista. Her taste is always impeccable!

  200. Cari Scott says:

    I would love to make some of these cute pillows with some new fun fabric!

  201. Kadybug says:

    I love the new Robert Kaufman Metro Living collection! Such perfect additions for my stash. I just found this one the other day. It is new to me and so inspiring.

  202. Kim Mears says:

    One of my new favorite blogs is Wendy Gratz’ ( I particularly love her videos. Perfect for beginners (and those of us who are returning and need refreshers in the basics). I also love her embroidery videos!

  203. Mistyn says:

    I love all this new fabric!

  204. scrappy101 says:

    loving the patterns and ideals I get from this site. helps me to jump start new creations.

    thanks for sharning

  205. kspeak says:

    i found this through pinterest, it’s so cute!

  206. Tiffany says:

    Super! I found this project today.. JUST LOVE THE IDEA! I didn’t even know porcelain pens were out there.

  207. Sherrie Smith says:

    I really like the fabric book covers I saw at the Moda Bake Shop.

    I have been out of sewing for a while because my back hurts when I sit at my machine too long, and well, my table has been a MESS due to homeschooling. So maybe book covers would be perfect for me to get back into sewing. I could combine homeschooling and sewing!

  208. Katie says:

    Those are all such beautiful fabrics!!
    I’ve been seeing this really great dress sew-along that I wish I had time to participate in!

  209. patricia says:

    I was excited to see this blog post the other day over at Cherry House Quilts
    It is for a quilt along. This will be my first quilt along.

  210. Jenny says:
    this is my favorite thing of the day…i always love what Angela is working on, but the pebble quilting and the little gnome just takes the cake!

  211. Rebecca says:

    LOVE these little valentine heart barettes ~ looks like a fun craft to do with my girls!

  212. Serena says:

    I have been drooling over Anna Maria Horner’s Love Emblem Quilt: I want to make one, but I don’t know if I’d be able to replicate the almost stained glass-quality hers has.

  213. Danielle says:

    I love the new fabrics! This week I’m really enjoying project run and play. Its such a fun site to visit and watch the contest!

  214. It’s not crafty… but I love this article on intelligence and why it doesn’t matter as much as people make it seem.

  215. Elaine Maul says:

    On the blog called Needleartnut, just before Christmas, the blog owner Pat showed her completed needlepoint picture of Otto the Sheep. This is at:

    This is such an incredible picture of a sheep! If you look through her blog, she has shared her step by step journey in his creation and it has been wonderful to see Otto’s development.

  216. Betsey says:

    What beautiful fabric! I love the Metro Living line.

    Little Farmhouse in the Big City has a resolution to have family or a friend over for a home-cooked meal at least once a week. What a great tradition to start – I may consider doing the same!

  217. autumn says:

    Love this quilt over at redpepperquilts…she put it up for auction for the flood relief in Australasia.

  218. A.J. Dub says:

    I thought this was cool, something I had never seen before. She made a binding necklace to hold binding while she sewed it on.

  219. Kim says:

    This fill-in-able “How was your day?” chart is awesome:

  220. this is perfectly wonderful — doll suitcase —


  221. English says:

    Looks great! I really like Ty Pennington Impressions – so much you can do with those patterns and colors!

  222. Monica says:

    The vanilla ice cream and salted butter caramel I just saw is what is coming to mind now. It looks delicous!!

  223. Margaret says:

    Ooops, spelled on as ‘one’.

  224. Margaret says:

    LOVE this quilt that Rita at Red Pepper Quilts is working one!

  225. Desirée says:

    I saw a very simple, but beautiful card but the maker wasn’t very pleased with it, but i really liked it! You can find it here:

  226. Lisa says:

    It’s sort of crafty, though not fabric related. I thought i was awesome. Pantone cookies!!.html

    (originally found it through Design*Sponge)

  227. Heather says:

    The Prairie Points tutorial at Sew Take a Hike ( is GENIUS! I’m going to give this a whirl.

  228. Cassandra says:

    Got another blog that was absolutely wonderful. The reason for the quilt was of course sad, but for Artsy crafty babe to think of a gift that incorporated the little boys whole class room on such an intricate gift was beyond words. I’m not a quilt person, but after reading the story and seeing what can be done is utterly amazing. That piece alone makes me a quilt fan.

  229. Andrew J says:

    I used to live in Tokyo, so I’m kinda in love with the Tokyo Subway Map Quilt over on Oh, Fransson!:

  230. Mandy says:

    Check out Anna Maria Horner’s blog for details on a great auction for disaster relief. Many other bloggers are taking part too and she has link to the master list. In my book, this counts as wonderful!

  231. I love all the new stuff I’ve seen with the Silhouette lately, but being a Texas girl myself this is one of my favorites!

  232. Tara Thomas says:

    that’s a wonderful story :) worth more than 6 yards of fabric!

  233. Alison Berry says:

    One of the wonderful things I’ve seen recently on a blog is While She Naps soft toy design posts. They’ve been so helpful. :)

  234. Jasmine says:

    I love the Sublime Stitching website altogther, but the recent post about floss blending really got my mind swirling! I’ve already tried it out on some embroidered dandelion stems; looks awesome!

  235. Seanna Lea says:

    I saw this bunting pillow top via the Iron Craft site. Bunting was our week 3 challenge, and this person’s pillow is both a great stretching of the challenge and for a good cause.

  236. Christina says:

    I have spotted the “Fresh Fabric Treats” book and the wonderful giveaway on V and Co’s blog. I love her baby quilt tutorial, so easy to follow and so cute. If all the projects in the book are anything like this tutorial, I will have to get it and won’t be seen for a while.

  237. Charlotte says:

    I saw this beautiful old machine on one of my favourite blogs today, and it reminded me of learning to sew. I made a drop waisted dress with strawberries all over it when I was nine, and was taught on a machine just like this one!

  238. ste says:

    I thought this tea cup with a spot to tie on the bag was neat.

  239. Erin says:

    I really enjoyed today’s post from tiny happy, which gives a tutorial on making a girl’s skirt from recycled (or new! :) fabric. I love this blog in general, partly because I enjoy the fact that our seasons are opposite. Right now I am jealously reading her descriptions of hot summer days!

  240. Vera Clifford says:

    Among the many wonderful quilts Judy Laquidara makes and displays over on her blog she also writes
    wonderful snippets about her life, family, cooking, and pets,
    “including” her chickens!

  241. Addy says:

    I’ve been encouraging my friends with boys to try out this vest pattern from MakeItAndLoveIt:

    I’d love to win a yard of something out of the Ty Pennington Impressions. Oh my! Love it!

  242. Michele says:

    Love these boots made from a sweater! So cool (or warm rather)! Everyone should have a pair!

    thanks for the chance!

  243. Margaret says:

    Fun fabric. Just getting started with the quilting thing and enjoying it alot. Looked at V & Co. projects this morning. Found some great things to make. I may have to try something with some of this great fabric, so many to choose from.
    Love it.

  244. deanna b says:

    I love everything that wild olive does! She puts a tiny face on anything and immediately I feel like I have to make twenty…

  245. Cat says:

    Pretty screen printed fabric!

  246. grace says:

    i think it’s wonderful that anna maria horner is listing one of her hand quilted quilts for auction to support the queensland flooding victims. it’s gorgeous and there’s so much love behind that quilt. i’m sure parting with it is difficult but she’s doing it to help others. inspiring!

  247. Shannon H says:

    I LOVE reading blogs and love the awesome inspiration from them. Okay, something wonderful I have seen on another blog lately was this very pretty scarf that I want to make for me on mama says sew,

  248. tonya lemos says:

    I really enjoyed your article on what is going on sewing wise in Europe….i followed several of those links and enjoyed some new ideas, patterns and blogs. thanks for that!

  249. Catherine says:

    I just love the rings and dots in all these mod/graphic prints! I almost purchased the ML (Kaufman) rings print in navy (but they don’t call it navy; it’s something WAY more creative than that), but went with a large navy/white zig zag instead. Still, to have a yard to two of it, would be fabulous!!

  250. Sara says:

    Love the Metro Living fabric—-so versatile!

    A wonderful thing— where you can be a part of a “show and tell” that will be held every Friday and help to encourage us sewers/quilters of all kinds to finish a UFO!!! Awesome idea:)

  251. I learned about Sherenschnitte (which means really fancy paper cutting) from this blog.
    She even provides freebie templates!

  252. Patty says:

    I love the suburbia and metro cafe from Robert Kaufman. Here are some interesting things I have seen on blogs recently (Sorry but I couldn’t choose just one!). Also, I don’t know how to link to a site so I just copied and pasted, sorry.

    Owl Lunch Bucket

    Fold Away Shopping Bag

    Velveteen Fabric Paint

    Cell phone case

  253. Kimberly says:

    I am enjoying watching the creqtive process with the Echino improv blocks here

  254. Brittney says:

    I have found on a blog called pink chalk studio was doing a special on one yard wonders I love projects that you can just take a yard of fabric and make something super cute. I am really loving the hanging mailbags right now so organized love it.

  255. ara jane says:

    i love this little market tote over on amanda’s blog. so simple and so sweet. makes me wish it was spring already!

  256. Kristin says:

    Love this pretend baking set made from felt at Frugal Family Fun! My daughter needs one!

  257. Toni says:

    I LOVE the Metro Cafe line!

  258. Anita says:

    All of those lovely new items are not good for fabric diet!

  259. lillianb says:

    i am loving this tutorial for oven mitts! sounds boring, but it made me so happy to find!

  260. Maeve says:

    Check out this wonderful blog for some giving inspiration:

    My daughters live in different locales and we have agreed to sew “together” this weekend and make some of these easy peasy dressed to donate. We are going to collect our supplies, share what we are using via photos on the Internet, then get sewing on Saturday and Sunday. I know this will make for a very happy weekend! Please take a look at the link! Thanks!

  261. Christine says:

    I saw some baby slippers (don’t have any babies…just want to sew the little things) that I will make…and I already have all the ingredients!!!! haha….

    you need a log in id for this, though, I think.

  262. Netta W. says:

    While visiting amy a la mode’s preemie pinwheel post (now there’s a mouthful)because I too was interested if anyone has made HST’s using the tut she has posted. Wondered if they stretch? checked out a comment that sent me to ‘Elisa’s Backporch Design’s new Square Me Up Ruler. Very interesting hst tool that I may have to try.

  263. Morgan says:

    This is my new love: I’ve got all the pieces ready to sew tonight.

  264. SewLindaAnn says:

    From “During Quiet Time..” she had the time to print out the leaping frogs I’ve wanted for awhile. So happy to see them! They appeal to the silliness and love of reptilian things I have.

  265. Jessica says:

    Thanks for the giveaway, as always! I ADORE this rainbow pen roll I saw on Bloom:

  266. Key says:

    This revived my desire to quilt and my faith in the consideration of others. So awesome.

  267. Mandy Jordan says:

    I saw a great car mat that I am using as inspiration to make one for my son.

  268. Kate says:

    This fabric rose pillow. It’s too fab for words. If I didn’t have a gagillion other projects to do, I would already be working on one.

  269. Cami says:

    Oh and I saw the greatest thing the other day. Hostess With The Mostess did this adorable party feature. I think the Metro Living line would fit in perfectly. Check it out here:

  270. Jennifer Wightman says:

    I love the SaltWaterKids Blog (! Lots of really cute and useful ideas. I most recently came across the “fort kit” on her blog and it was a great idea for kids cooped up in the house this winter. I’m already working on one for my boys and for a birthday present for another lucky boy!

  271. Angela says:

    Apart from sewing, I do love food and drink. These “jelly shots” are so beautiful (and yummy looking), but I haven’t found the time (or courage) to make them…

  272. Cami says:

    I LOVE the metro living set and can’t wait to get some. How cute would they be for a little boy quilt? Yummy!

  273. Rachel says:

    I love this gathered heart pillow V&Co did earlier this week:

  274. Ashley Stephens says:

    I’m loving Elizabeth Hartman’s echino blocks she’s just put up… I’ve been visiting her blog 4 times daily to see when the new ones come up!

  275. kvossler says:

    At smashedpeasandcarrots I found an embroidered love note. I’m planning on doing that for my husband and daughter for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s so sweet and so simple!

  276. Cat says:

    I love that Metro Living from Robert Kaufman!! It has been on my must buy for awhile now!

  277. lisa swinney says:

    her blog is awesome but i really like showing the process of how to get the blocks and how to just play with fabrics!

  278. Katie says:

    This painted kid’s mat totally blew me away!

    And I need some of that Metro Living! I’m so glad you feature new fabrics. It’s a nice easy way for me to see what’s up and coming.

  279. This was a great scarf I am in the process of making it now, it works up pretty fast.

  280. Megan says:

    I saw the cutest baby swimsuit with ruffles on the bum , and I cant wait to make it!!!

  281. Keri Miller says:

    These are cute to make and easy for the children to help with. You could even use iron-on for the faces.

  282. amanda says:

    Does it have to be a sewing-related something wonderful? Cause I loved this lovebirds print today. Mmm yummy.

  283. carrie says:

    I came across this lovely tutorial for a children’s cape- very sweet and simple.

  284. museumgrack says:

    I am utterly in love with the Metro Living line. So clean and crisp and wonderful colors!

  285. Alli says:

    I’m excited about a postage stamp quiltalong I read about last week (; I’m just waiting for the material I ordered to start it! :)

  286. Heather Rae says:

    The year-long Amy Butler bag challenge over at jem jam is going to be great!
    Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge 2011:

  287. Jessica says:

    Suburbia and Metro Cafe is lovely! A wonderful series from this week is Cupcake Goddesses Trouser alterations guide:

  288. Teresa W says:

    Every time I look at the Pink Chalk Studio’s blog I see something wonderful. Usually…MANY things wonderful!

    Right now they’re doing a One Yard Wonder sew-along, and every project has been fabulous!

    Every project I see get’s added to my to-do list…it’s getting pretty hefty.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    ~Teresa :)


  289. I just about died when I saw this knitting pattern:
    I’ve never knitted anything beyond a scarf before (increase? decrease? cables? huh?), but I think I NEEEED this sweater badly enough that I may have to take the plunge into intermediate knitting!

  290. Ellen says:

    I learned all about a fantastic bus shelter in the shetland islands, here:


  291. Lisa uotinen says:

    Vanilla Joy has a great post on how to organize fabric. Very inspiring…made me want to spend a day with my fabric and make it easier to see, select, put together, etc.!

  292. Melissa says:

    These cute fabric earrings look easy and you can use small scraps of fabric!

  293. Kim says:

    Oooh I love the metro dots…they scream binding to me!

  294. Sarah says:

    I saw this really cute pattern for kids jammie pants. Also has a drawstring bag to keep them in!

  295. Mandy says:

    Saw this tutorial the other day. I’m not one to decorate for Valentine’s Day, but this pillow is just too cute!

  296. Nicole says:

    I read for the first time about QAYG and really want to try it out.

  297. Lauren H. says:

    Although not fabric related, I just saw an awesome papier mache nightstand tray on Everything LEB:
    I thought it was such a unique way to craft a cute tray, and a nice chance for grown ups to get to play with papier mache, so I decided to give it a go myself. Here’s to hoping it turns out well!

  298. erin d. says:

    i love reading oh fransson! by elizabeth hartman and her new echino quilt is looking awesome!

  299. Celeste says:

    Meg’s rainbow rug:
    Totally fabulous!

  300. Karen says:

    These fabrics would be perfect for the casserole cozies I saw on Homemade By Jill this morning….

  301. Sonja says:

    Craftiness Is Not Optional is having a sew along next week. My fabrics are on the way and I can not wait to make this sweet little top for my C. She even helped me pick out the fabrics.

  302. Bethany S says:

    I read an extremely encouraging article on the blog “Passionate Homemaking” ( about simplifying and prioritizing our lives. It challenged me to think about what my roles are as a mom, wife, crafter, and homemaker and the most beautiful ways to blend them together in everything I do each day! Enjoy this blog, it is fantastic!

  303. Eileen says:

    I have to say that I fall in love with almost everything Rita of Red Pepper Quilts sews. Her patterns are simple, yet the fabrics shine their way through. Here’s the link that I’ve gone back to when I needed some eye candy this week:

  304. Jodie says:

    Just read through the continuous bias tape tutorial on Colette Patterns, and the technique finally made sense!

    Lovely fabrics.

  305. Rebecca says:

    Ikat Bag is full of genius ideas, but this lunch bucket ( is extrasupercute.

  306. Bonnie says:

    Henrietta Whiskers quilt is a free block of the month at Anne gives her readers a free monthly pattern and they are just to cute. This year’s quilt pattern is Henrietta Whiskers who is a cute little squirrel

    I also have A Tisket A Tasket (baskets) BOM and last year’s Snow Bound (snowman) BOM quilt waiting to be made

  307. Lesley says:

    This blanket is amazing.
    and completely inspiring and intimidating :)

  308. Suzanne says:

    I am *loving* the Echino Improv Quilt that Elizabeth is making at Oh, Fransson!

  309. Amy S says:

    I saw a cute tutorial for a station to put on your sewing desk. I can’t wait to make it!

  310. Carmen says:

    The Echino quilts in progress at and are both absolutely killing me! Here are the links: and Thanks and have a great weekend!

  311. Timmi says:

    I saw this on and even though it’s painted I’m wondering if Modge Podging some fabric to them would work? This would be great for the playroom after we tear up the carpets!

  312. anne says:

    I thought this pattern was adorable, and made a few for my dogs :)

  313. Amy says:

    I love How About Orange’s post on how to make fabric wall decals. This has so many possiblities…

  314. irene g says:

    Enjoyed this article on “Prints” for Spring. I’ve always been drawn to boldest and brightest- a child of the 60’s-70’s I am.

  315. dresden says:

    I saw something wonderful on a blog…I found out I am a contestant in a competition called “Crafting with the Stars”! So exciting!

  316. Ranelle says:

    Super cute idea…
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. So generous!

  317. jennifer w. says:

    I love this gift idea

    and love the fabric you have shown here!

  318. Laura says:

    I love this rug braided from fabric and sewn together. Don’t know if I have the fortitude to attempt . . . maybe if we ever put in wood floors!

  319. I am actually making this shower curtain, I have recently repainted my bathroom, and I am making this to go with it.

  320. Tong says:

    love these improv blocks that elizabeth has been working on:

  321. Teresa S. says:

    I Love the house shown here
    The use of textiles is fantastic!

  322. merr says:

    If you haven’t yet witnessed a TED talk, maybe now is the right time. It’s a bit long but you can always listen while doing something else, like sewing or cutting or just cleaning up so you can do another project. Soooo…’s the latest TED talk I loved.

    Another fun idea is to just search their site with the keyword creativity. Elizabeth Gilbert and Sir Ken Robinson have some great ones.

  323. Elisabeth says:

    Ideas for sewing with prints for Spring! On BurdaStyle.

  324. Amity says: Seeing this quilt and now all the beautiful fabrics has really inspired me to take my sewing to the new level and learn to quilt!!

  325. Haley Norman says:

    I know this isn’t recent, but I just found it and think it is the greatest thing ever! I can not wait to make one!!

    Yay for free fabric! ;)

    Haley <3

  326. Molly says:

    I love this hexagon bathmat from I’m a Ginger Monkey’s blog- here’s the photo of it on her flickr stream.

  327. beverly says:

    I love these barrettes! I’m looking forward to making these for valentine’s day!

  328. Carol says:

    I love this “Ruff’n Tumble Scarf” at Living with Punks. She made good use of some old T shirts and something special a a boy (not often seen).

  329. Jenny says:

    I am in LOVE with the beach bracelet on And I truely love all your new fabrics!

  330. Tara says:

    I was just browsing and found a tutorial for an awesome baby quilt by Vanessa at V and Co. Here’s the link:

  331. Evelin says:

    Can I toot my own horn here? SnowSkirts! I know somebody can make these better and more beautiful than I can. But I do think the idea is pretty wonderful! I have to credit my daughter for this idea, during the DC snowstorms of last year …

  332. Asia says:

    Oooh, I just LOVE the Metro Living fabric!

  333. Christine says:

    Simply gorgeous fabrics.

  334. Spunky Junky has a wonderful ribbon holder that’s GENIUS. Easiest way to organize your ribbon, ever!

  335. Gretchen says:

    O, a link…forgot that part. I’ve recently found the “Small Things” blog, and its a new favorite for a variety of reasons. She’s more of a knitter than a sew-er, but her eye for beauty is amazing.

  336. Gretchen says:

    Who knew Ty Pennington designs fabrics now too! It looks great!

  337. Amy Loudenback says: I have thoroughly enjoyed following the entries in the Project Run and Play contest. I have been inspired to try some of the entries, and challenged to come up with a design of my own. Check it out!

    also** I am totally in awe of the new Suburbia and Metro Cafe lines from Robert Kauffman.

  338. Beth says:

    Here’s an example of someone really using their creativity for good. I thought that was wonderful. (I hope the link goes to the right page–A quilt for Kyle!)

  339. MJ says:

    Katy’s Avalanche Skirt on Project Run & Play

    Besides the fact that it’s a Gorgeous outfit, the bustled skirt back is really a blanket from IKEA! I love ikea and the gazillion uses for everything there!

  340. dorothy says:

    I’m really excited to try the homemade iron-on fabric decal idea found on How About Orange.

  341. Cristina says:

    Here is a great idea to dress up a wine bottle to turn it into a great vase. So excited to try it.

    PS. love the new fabrics, can’t wait to try some out.

  342. Lisa says:

    I saw this link on the fabricworm blog last month and I am just dying to make this too!

    I think I need a project to get me thinking of warm temps in the spring or summer because as I type this it is a balmy -8 F in Minneapolis, MN. Brrrr….. :)

  343. Ashley L. says:

    This morning I was just looking at this awesome DIY ribbon organizer I saw over on CRAFT’s blog:

    Definitely gonna do this with my bazillion yards of ribbon!

  344. Tabitha says:

    Love the ty pennington fabrics! Great new stuff!

  345. Really cute fabrics – I think the Suburbia & Metro Cafe line is my fav.

    I think this rug made from recycled t-shirts is uber-cool:

  346. Sarah R. says:

    These new dish towel embroidery patterns from Hillary of Wee Wonderfuls are so darn cute!

  347. mama lusco says:

    I’m presently working on this large clutch-style shoulder bag. Big enough for a sippy cup but slimmer than a normal big shoulder bag!

  348. Rebecca says:

    I can’t think of a more wonderful thing I have seen than the response and participation the creative blog community has shown in the Queensland Flood Appeal Auction:

  349. Crystal says:

    Kara’s party ideas are the greatest! I Love Love LOVE the vintage valentine party ideas!!

  350. Sonya M says:

    I just came across this great cake recipe.
    As a LOVER of all things coconut and lime, I can’t wait to try it out!
    Thanks for the chance to win, all of the new lines are gorgeous!

  351. R.Beyer says:

    Gotta get some projects done but haven’t had $ for fabric. Boo me :(

  352. Liz says:

    This little elephant from Bitter Betty Blogs is so cute.

  353. Stephanie says:

    I use StumbleUpon to fill those slow moments at work, and one of the cutest things I’ve found lately is this tutorial for a half-yard bag:

    Not just because the bag turns out cute, but because Lynn’s writing style makes me smile. :)

  354. Brenda says:

    lovely fabrics. I’d like to direct you to the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative one quilt a month, which launches today. participants are asked to make a small 9 by 12 inch quilt each month for six months to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. I’ve made about a dozen quilts over the past two years, which have raised more than $500. This project gets lots of bang out of our little quilts. Check it out at

  355. Sourkraut says:

    I’m participating in a sew along with the Style Stitches book so seeing these completed Cosmo Bags this morning was great inspiration for me to get my butt in gear:

  356. Jenny says:

    Such great new fabrics!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    I saw a fantastic quilt on the Artsy-Crafty Babe blog, made with pictures drawn by first-graders for one of their classmates who lost everything in a house fire. The result is so thoughtful and fantastic:

  357. Beth Ellen says:

    The metro living collection is great, and would be a great compliment to my stash of too many multicolor prints!

  358. claudia says:

    You already know her, but I’m always inspired by Elizabeth at Oh, Fransson! Her current quilt, the Echino Improv Quilt is looking so good!

  359. Cat says:
    This quilt is now on my “to-make” list for 2011 :) The list is getting longer and longer and it’s only January-so many pretty things out there!

  360. Kat says:

    Look at all the circles! the metro living and metro cafe WILL be MINE! Mwuhahaha.

  361. Chris says:

    The Robert Kauffman metro living are fabulous!

  362. Amy says:

    I’m always drawn to traditional Japanese textiles. Here’s one I’ve drooled over several times.

  363. I am in love with all the new fun fabrics! I recently found the coolest “re-purposing” project on one of my favorite blogs The Idea Room!

    Check it out here:

  364. Cassandra says:

    Wow! There are so many wonderful things I’ve seen lately in blog world. I could list a dozen.

    I just saw this one and it was so super sweet and nice. The husbands behind the crafters/sewers and how they help/support in the little ways they do. It was soo sweet to read.

  365. beth lehman says:

    Pleasant Home has a great tutorial for making pieced hearts – she made a table runner but I thought of mug rugs or a signature spot on a quilt.

  366. shannon says:

    Something wonderful that I just found is that Freckled Whimsy has a tutorial for a fun quilt pattern and she uses the new Daisies and Dots fabric from Robert Kaufman. Too cute, and I can’t wait to try out the pattern.

  367. Jennifer says:

    These Pecan Snoballs look sooooo yummy:

  368. I am so in love with this project! I think I will be making some for my kids. What a wonderful way to promote positive self-esteem!

  369. Gill says:

    Have you discovered Vanessa Caban at ?
    Vanessa is an illustrator amongst other things and recently she has been showing us her papier mache work – absolutely fabulous!!

  370. Catlyn L says:

    a look at sewing in europe was wonderful!

    it was so great to sew how color is used!

  371. monica says:

    My challenge to myself for 2011 was to sew something I hadn’t ever tried before at least once a month, if not more. I decided to start with quilting and joined along on Wendy does a great job in her tutorials. Now, if I can just get the courage to quilt my top!

    I LOVE all the new fabrics, with my favorite being Hoopla from Moda.

  372. Amy says:

    Love the Metro Living!

  373. RaeLyn says:

    The bloggy item I’ve been most excited to see in real person is Moda Bake Shop’s new book coming out in a few months:

    I love the Moda Bake shop for quilts. I love that you can use pre-cuts, or (even better) use fabric you have to make their beautiful creations!

  374. Lorraine Lewis says:

    I’m a moda fan all the way. The best I’ve seen is the progressive dinner hosted by the moda bak shop and Stash Books Blog. Very inspiring, great giveaways and good recipes.

  375. Amy says:

    Just found out about this when Modern Organics went out of business. I love it!

  376. Alice S says:

    I love this party dress and hope to make it for my daughter to wear this spring.

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