Fat Quarter Idol ~ Beach Blanket Bingo

on July 9 | in Contests & Giveaways, Products | by | with 105 Comments

It’s time for a special July Fat Quarter Idol Contest! One week only: Use Pinterest to combine 12 fabrics from Sew,Mama,Sew! to create a Beach Blanket Bingo fat quarter pack!

Winners are promoted and fully credited here on the blog, and we’ll sell your pack in the shop. We also send you one of your packs for free! Submit the URL to your Pinterest board for “Beach Blanket Bingo” in the comments of this post by this Friday, 7/13.

Looking for a little Beach Blanket Bingo inspiration? Check out these fun fabrics: Seaside by October Afternoon, It’s A Shore Thing from Dear Stella, Seven Seas (organic) by Michele Brummer Everet, Shore Thing by Emily Herrick + Lucy’s Crab Shack by Sweetwater.

1. Create a board on Pinterest: “Sew,Mama,Sew! Fat Quarter Idol Beach Blanket Bingo.”

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.) Please click through to pin the larger fabric image.

3. Submit the URL of your board in the comments below.

4. Spread the word! Tell your friends and family you’re about to become a Fat Quarter Idol! You can grab one of our Fat Quarter Idol buttons for your blog. 250 px: http://www.sewmamasew.com/april2012/fqi_button250.jpg / 200 px: http://www.sewmamasew.com/april2012/fqi_button200.jpg

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105 Responses to Fat Quarter Idol ~ Beach Blanket Bingo

  1. Adding mine as I don’t see it on the list (i did it lastnight!)

    Annette inspired!!


  2. Marguerite says:

    Here’s my board. I’m calling it Lemonade Sky. =] Thanks!


  3. Corey says:

    Well this was a fun little project! Here’s my board:


  4. Meg says:

    That was such fun–I think this group will become a quilt, regardless of contest outcome! http://pinterest.com/meganinct/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  5. Stephanie Mungaray says:

    I LOVED doing this. It was so fun and I got to see all that you have on your site. Made it hard to pick just 12. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. Jennie T. says:

    I had a great time browsing through your fabric collections. Here’s my bundle:


    I’ve named it, “Itsy-Bitsy Teeny-Weeny.”

  7. Charise says:

    oops… my previous link didn’t work.
    Here is the new one

  8. Anke says:


    I just went wild! I went for a tropical feel. I hope it worked and that I didn’t go too far and give you a migraine

  9. Charise says:

    Oh my gosh… that was a blast. Mine has a girly twist inspired by Annette!!

  10. Carrie L says:

    I would love to make a beach blanket from these fabrics. I find anything nautically inspired with strong vibrant colors perfect for the beach / boat. My board is described as MARINA MARINA http://pinterest.com/carrieoki/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  11. Sirita says:

    That was so much fun but very difficult to pick my favorites!


  12. SabineC says:

    What a fun competition! I am naming my set “Sand, Sea and Sails” and it can be found at http://pinterest.com/charlottes14/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  13. andri. says:

    This is soooo fun! i love choosing fabrics!:) http://pinterest.com/craftytamago/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  14. Catherine says:

    so fun! very tempting to make a blanket right now!

  15. Rhonda says:

    Loved this! My first time and found it was harder than I thought! So many choices. Like what I came up with, although it’s nothing what I had in mind when starting!


  16. Anne says:

    I noticed my link didn’t work so trying again


  17. Stephanie O says:

    WOW that was fun, so many great fabrics! Here is mine: http://pinterest.com/homeiswhere/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  18. chibidani says:

    That was a fun way to spend half an hour.


  19. That was so much fun!!! And I ended up going in a totally different direction than I originally thought 🙂


  20. Jen Whichelo says:

    So hard to only choose 12!!! Love this!

  21. here it is, love your fabric!

  22. Jenni says:

    This is my first time doing this.. and it was so much fun! I love seeing everyone’s choices. 😀

    Here’s my entry: http://pinterest.com/kazkitty/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  23. Cathy K says:

    What a fun time I had strolling through your fabrics. *Sigh*. I am just loving these summer prints and see yet another quilt in my future!

    Here is my Beach Blanket Bingo Bundle:


  24. Julianna says:

    Ocean, sand and colorful umbrellas – that’s my board:)

  25. Kelli says:

    We’re going to the beach for a few days tomorrow! Perfect timing! http://pinterest.com/kelli_w/sewmamasew-fat-quarter-idolbeach-blanket-bingo/

  26. Kerrin Moeller says:

    Lots of fun to do! Here’s what I came up with:

  27. Fun, but SO many choices, it’s difficult to pick my favorites!

  28. Jessi says:

    So hard to choose just 12! There are so many beautiful fabrics.

  29. Katherine says:

    So many wonderful choices… I think I could just keep selecting and combining all day! ;o)


  30. Erica says:

    Ha – what a great way to avoid work for a little while! My bundle is here:

  31. Kim McM says:

    Here’s my board: http://pinterest.com/kimmcm/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/ I picked aquas and blues because they evoke a feeling of coolness, which I desperately needed during last week’s heat wave!

  32. Gabriella says:

    I’m in … and I love to create a bundle!!!!!
    Here mine ….. http://pinterest.com/gabryxxx8/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  33. Sylvie says:

    Here is my board:
    It was fun to make!

  34. Natalia says:

    Hope you like it! loved imagining this quilt! http://pinterest.com/natidj/beach-blanket-bingo/

  35. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    I love the beach… and you have so many great fabrics to choose from…

  36. Ahhh! Another Fat Quarter Idol round! I couldn’t resist. Here is my board:

  37. Erica says:

    This was a great work-avoidance tactic! My board is here: http://pinterest.com/ecormack/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  38. Tawny says:

    I decided to take one piece that I really loved (the board cover) and build around it with awesome beachy inspired colours and prints.


    Sand and seafoam!

  39. I had an absolutely ball putting together this pack! Every one of these prints is a favorite. Thanks for the chance!


  40. here’s my FQ Bundle for the Beach Blanket Bingo contest http://pinterest.com/ylmommyx4/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  41. Andrea says:

    This was a lot of fun, now I really would love to make this imaginary quilt!


  42. charlotte says:

    Thanks for the fun! here is mine:

  43. Such a clever idea – I thoroughly enjoyed picking out these fabrics!

  44. Jess says:

    So many good fabrics to choose from! This is what I came up with: http://pinterest.com/mitchandcash/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  45. Kirsten says:

    That was a fun way to spend an hour. 😉 Here’s my Beach Blanket Bingo bundle! 😉 http://pinterest.com/lovespunstudio/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  46. Here’s my beach blanket bingo …this was so fun have never done this before.

  47. Destiny Lair says:

    Here’s my board—> http://pinterest.com/destlair/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

    Had so much fun 😀

  48. julie says:

    definitely difficult to choose – so many fun options! http://pinterest.com/ijkk/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  49. craftytammie says:

    i love making these. here’s my beach blanket bingo bundle!

  50. ooooooo….i am so excited about this!!!

  51. sarah says:

    thanks for doing this again! so fun! Here’s my board: http://pinterest.com/atfrogcreek/sew-mama-sew-fat-quarter-idol-beach-blanket-bingo/

  52. Rachel says:

    Here’s my fat quarter bundle

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