Fat Quarter Idol Round 3: Daddy-O

on April 29 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 88 Comments

It’s time for another round of Fat Quarter Idol! Do you have what it takes to make it?– Make the perfect fat quarter pack, that is?!… Prove to the world you’re a fabric star and join the fun. Our judges had the tricky task of helping us select finalists for our Round 2: Meet Me at the Picnic packs; head over to cast a vote for your top picks!

This week’s theme: Daddy-O. Let’s see some awesome fabric picks for guys! Use Pinterest to combine 12 fabrics from Sew,Mama,Sew! to create the perfect fat quarter pack. Don’t forget: Winners are promoted and fully credited here on the blog, we’ll sell your pack in the shop, PLUS we’ll send you one of your packs for free!

Submit the URL to your Pinterest board for Daddy-O in the comments of this post by this Friday, 5/4!


  • Please use the larger image. (Click through to the product page to pin it.)
  • Go directly to http://sewmamasew.com/store/index.php. If you click the link in Facebook it opens in a frame, which prevents the pinmarklet from working correctly.
  • Yes, you can pin fabrics in the sale section, UNLESS they say “out of stock.” (We probably won’t be getting more of the fabric if it is in the sale section.) It is OK to pin fabrics that are out of stock if they are in NEW or don’t have a sale price listed… Chances are good we’re reordering it.
  • Please don’t put other images in your Fat Quarter Idol board. If you make it to the top 10, we need to take a screen shot that includes only your 12 picks.

1. Create a board on Pinterest that includes Sew,Mama,Sew! #FatQuarterIdol and the theme of the week. For example: “Sew,Mama,Sew! #FatQuarterIdol Daddy-O” (The hashtag will help us find your board.)

2. Pin exactly 12 fabrics onto your board. All fabrics must come from the Sew,Mama,Sew! website. They can be currently available or in the Coming Soon section. Fabric can be solid or a print. Put “Sew,Mama,Sew!” and the fabric name in the description. For example: “Falling Flowers Blue ~ SpringSong @ Sew,Mama,Sew!” (When compiling your pack, don’t forget you can browse our fabric by designer, collection, print, and color.)

3. Submit the URL of your board to the blog post describing the theme of the week here on the blog. For this week’s theme submit your URL in the comments below on today’s post. Themes will be announced every Monday. You need to have your URL in the comments by Friday of the same week.

4. Spread the word! Tell your friends and family you’re about to become a Fat Quarter Idol!

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88 Responses to Fat Quarter Idol Round 3: Daddy-O

  1. jen says:

    I have two boards for you :

    the first, inspired by my husband’s gray hair and blue eyes :

    the second, inspired by the colors that his entire wardrobe is in :

    Jen !

  2. Kristy says:

    Too many choices!!! But it was a lot of fun — can’t wait to see the results.


  3. Cool! Thought of my dad as I was picking. He would’ve liked some of the designs, I think. Others, he’d probably say, “Oh well, that’s my girl.” 🙂 Here’s my link: http://pinterest.com/susieeemac/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-daddy-o/

  4. Charlotte E says:

    Here is my board with some masuline prints and colours


  5. Fiona N says:

    For the slightly more adventurous man who can get his head around eggplant and mustard – in a manly way of course


  6. Becky Greene says:

    I thought this one was tough. I tried to avoid too much Curious Nature because it was the obvious choice. I could have just pinned that whole collection – LOL – but I didn’t! Only used one fabric from that line.


  7. Cindy says:

    What fun! Set 2 is inspired by the print with the typewriter – inspired by my daddy. He worked on typewriters back in the 70’s and mama wore her hair in that beaufont hairdo.


  8. Pam T. says:

    Dedicated to my Dad who I miss very much …


  9. Dina says:

    Going back to the 50’s for my version of “Daddy-O.”

  10. Cradke says:


    Paired it down to two colors – masculine greens and grays. Reminds me of my dad.

  11. Andi Osiek says:

    A retro combination of teals, greens and greys for my second entry. How fun!


  12. Andi Osiek says:

    Another fun theme! Here’s my entry… In masculine greys and golds. Would love to make these patterns into a quilt for our master bedroom.


  13. Julie says:

    Fat Quarter Idol is my new favorite avoiding work activity! I thought this would be harder, but it was actually way more fun than last week’s. I started with too many choices, then asked a man (my brother, who was happening by) to remove any he objected to as too girly. Here’s what we ended up with:


  14. Adena J. says:

    Here is board #2 in the same vein.


  15. Adena J. says:


    My Daddy-O color-story is circa 1978 with a hint of ties.

  16. Sarah says:

    Just found out we’re having a boy! so I was sooo in the mood for this!


  17. Polly says:

    My first blog comment, blog competition and first time using Pinterest, thank you for the challenge I loved it!

    Here goes nothing ……..


  18. Here you go! An interesting challenge. To me, this was about texture as well as color. So wovens played a big part in my collection.


  19. Marika says:

    Here’s my board !
    It was fun to put together 🙂


  20. robin says:


    I love how these fabrics go together! 🙂 This was fun!

  21. Ashley says:

    Sorry, looks like that link didn’t work!

    Here are my picks again: A dozen ties for a snazzy dad


  22. Glad to do this one! I’ve been thinking about masculine fabric combos a lot lately wondering what I could put into a quilt for my son. Here’s what I came up with! : http://pinterest.com/threehoneybees/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  23. Imogen says:

    That was fun!

    Mine’s for the groovy Daddy-O, who’s not afraid of a few prints…


  24. Here is my try at Daddy-O. When I think of the task,I thought of my hubby wearing his Hawaiian shirt barbequing in the back yard. http://pinterest.com/sincrediblycrzy/sew-mama-sew-3-fat-quarter-idol-daddy-o/

  25. Kristen Hess says:

    Here is my “Daddy” inspired collection. This one went together quickly since I just scanned pictures and let patterns and colors that remind me of my father, a mechanic, jump out at me.

    There are grease stain prints, tire tread designs, the color of his uniform shirts, gears, concrete, air filters, hoses, and the city where he had his auto shop. Thanks, this one was fun for me.


  26. Charise says:

    This was soooo fun!

    Blues and greys for the guys : )

  27. JennX says:

    I think I’m getting better at this….

  28. Ashley says:

    Here’s mine! So fun to pick out all my fabrics!

  29. Cindy says:

    What fun. My Daddy-O (hubby) was the inspiration.


  30. amorette says:


    too much cool stuff. had to hold back from including too much curious nature!

  31. Making a bundle for guys, this is a challenge! Here is mine:

  32. Elizabeth says:

    Here’s my second board 🙂
    Love mixing colors!


  33. Olly says:

    Harder then I thought, but a lot of fun 🙂


  34. Theme: Daddy-O


    well that was fun! with my husbands suggestion of nothing frilly! 🙂

  35. Margaret says:

    Inspired by the alarm clocks–something that will always remind me of my dad…


  36. Amy says:

    I enjoyed doing this one so much, I think I’ll do another. This one has shades of red, blue, and black/white. Some of the prints remind me of my husband’s dress shirts. Here’s the link: http://pinterest.com/formwork/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  37. Lara says:

    The title had me thinking of the 50’s. Bobby socks, vinyl, soda fountains and poodle skirts. did you know men’s fashion started showing up with pink in the 50’s?

    Here is my selection:

  38. Cal says:

    This is what I would use when sewing for a dude: http://pinterest.com/celiamalia/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  39. sara says:


    mostly bold and geometric monochromes with a pop of tangerine, for the fashion-forward Dad.

  40. Tawny says:

    I went with two things that my husband likes: Geometrics and the green/blue colour combination for this week’s Daddy-O theme:


  41. Kady says:

    Had a blast! I was totally thinking a quirky 50’s housewife.


  42. chibidani says:

    My husband LOVES hexagons. I chose two hexagon fabrics and went from there.


  43. Melinda Day says:

    trying my entry again because I’m lame: http://pinterest.com/melinda62/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  44. craftytammie says:

    i would love to win this one and make a quilt for my own daddy-o.

  45. sarah says:

    wow, this one was more of a challenge for me– but still fun! http://pinterest.com/atfrogcreek/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  46. Catherine says:

    Board #2, inspired by my dad who loved cooking, the color brown, and the 70s. 🙂


  47. Catherine says:

    A mix of 12 fabrics that my husband would actually approve of? He doesn’t like neutral quilts, flowers, novelty fabric, and basically every color I gravitate toward…except blue!

    I took inspiration from the blue in our family room that my husband likes. I can see him & our boys reading books under a quilt made with this collection:


    Hope Daddy-O approves! 🙂

  48. Ann says:

    Thinking of some short sleeve button shirts for the big Daddy-O because he so deserves it.

  49. aSprinkling says:

    I tried to think like my husband here so I avoided dots, flowers, anything he might think was too feminine. I wanted a set that could be used for a man.


  50. Melinda Day says:

    my entry this week was inspired by my husband who prefers subtle colors and patterns. No flowers and definitely no pink:http://pinterest.com/melinda62/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

  51. Elizabeth says:

    Here’s my board for Daddy-O!

    These are so much fun to put together 🙂


  52. Stephany A. says:

    Yay I’m the first one!!! So I found that this one was the hardest one yet but I managed to come up with two entries 🙂 hope you like them! 😀

    Entry 1:http://pinterest.com/stephtastiic/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o/

    Entry 2: http://pinterest.com/stephtastiic/sew-mama-sew-fatquarteridol-daddy-o-2/

  53. Kristin says:

    Oh Daddy-O! 🙂

    Here is the link to my pinterest board for the theme this week!


  54. Tina says:


    that was such fun!
    Still need to add the fabric descriptions, but I want to give you the link already – I am able to forget about it.
    Have a great week,


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