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Thoughts on Crafting a Life

Blog update: The fabric winner has been announced at the end of this post. Thanks to all for playing along and commenting!

What better way to gear up for an industrious weekend of quilting than to give away free fabric, and give it away right now?

Here is some fabric that I got at Sample Spree at this past Spring Market. Isn’t it just divine? I have an “installation” of it in my studio at home and just love to gaze at it from time to time.

I got a fat stack of half yard cuts of linen fabrics from Seven Islands. Look how cute these fabrics are. I mean…really! Polka-dots and deer with glasses?!

And sorry…I am too selfish to give any of this away.

But…I also got fabrics that have multiple designs in them: zebras and stripes and chevrons…oh my!

I am keeping one to make a wholecloth table runner, but am giving the other away. And I am giving it away right now!

All you have to do is fill in the blank below, and by 3:00 Central Time today (Friday, July 6), I will select a random winner and announce in this blog post! Just make sure to fill in the blank and leave your response in the comments area by 3:00 P.M. Central–today!

My Pondering to You: If I won this fabric, I would make _____________.


Well, it is 3:00 PM and time for me to pick a winner! And through blind pointing at my screen, the winner is Sue Chef! Please email me at pokeyb@quilts.com with your shipping address, and if you make that shirt for your little grandson with this fabric, please send email a picture!

I think this was a fun little Friday afternoon activity so I will definitely be doing this again soon, maybe even next Friday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful, stitch-filled weekend!

67 thoughts on “Introducing…Free Fabric Fridays!

  1. MermaidSews says:

    A quilt for sure, a super happy fun quilt.

  2. JaneLaFazio says:

    I would make a skirt. well, I’d have someone make me a skirt. love the zebra prints!!

  3. Judie Baumeyer says:

    I would make a cute embellished tote bag.

  4. Joan Radven says:

    … I’d make something worht entering in the upcoming Houston Area Fiber Artists’ gallery show.

  5. meagangracie says:

    I think maybe a wall hanging for the kids’ playroom!

  6. Joan Radven says:

    … repeating without the typo … … I’d make something worth entering in the upcoming Houston Area Fiber Artists’ gallery show.

  7. Carmen D'Amico says:

    I would make the biggest tote bag possible.

  8. Linda says:

    I would use it to make a Caftan for my friend who loves Africa and I’m afraid will never make another trip.

  9. Mary Brown says:

    I’ve been wanting to make some funky, eccentric quilted placements for my funky little family, and these fabrics would be so awesome to play with!

  10. ginabead says:

    I would make a really cool quilted bag.

  11. Cynthia says:

    If I won this fabric I would make a wall hanging for my sewing room to remind me of your great “ponderings”!

  12. Laura M says:

    Not to copy you, but I would also make a table runner. I’ve just moved and need something full of color for my new table.

  13. Amanda says:

    I would make yet another big mess in my sewing room. :-)

  14. suechef says:

    …a ‘safari’ shirt for my 2 year old grandson to wear to the zoo. He’s nuts about animals!

  15. Mike Pearson says:

    I’d make a nice lap quilt using this. Love the zebras :)

  16. Jeannie says:

    I’d make that skirt for Jane….or a beach tote for my daughter. Love the fabrics!

  17. Sherry Walker says:

    I would make some funky chickens.

  18. edyB says:

    A small quilt, a pillow … what fun fabric!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win…

  19. jill says:

    If I win this fabric I would make a scarf.

  20. Becky Greene says:

    I would make a wonderful new bag – thanks for the fun contest!

  21. EB White says:

    If I won this fabric, I would make a wonderful tote bag with shoulder straps.

  22. Sandy B says:

    If I won this fabric, I would make a Curtain out of it for my Studio.

  23. Sheryl says:

    I would make bandana scarves for my cat, Dexter, (who seems to be part dog). He’s always sporting something seasonal or gameday appropriate!

  24. lots of cool stuff. LOL!

  25. Maria L. says:

    A whole cloth piece of art for my new home office (or a lap quilt for my new home office chair!). What a groovy fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Priscilla says:

    I would make fun accents pillows for my guest room! Love your blog Pokey and welcome to Houston ( I’m in The Woodlands!)

  27. Kristin McNamara Freeman says:

    If I won this great fabric collection I would make a tablecloth for my little round table on the deck where I sit and read and sip tea on these extra warm summer days…..a perfect collection for the project.

  28. De Robinson says:

    Qulited curtain valance for my bathroom

  29. Jeri says:

    I would make a headdress for a papier mache mask I am designing.

  30. marnie mascioli says:

    I would work it into a innovative piece I’m working on.

  31. Cheryl says:

    I would make a table runner too!

  32. I would make some place mats for my deck table which is badly in need of some fun place mats.

  33. Carol Coleman says:

    I would make a “cool” blouse to wear in this heat.

  34. rcat says:

    I would make a quilted cover for my sister’s ipad and a travel tote to go with it.

  35. If I won this fabric, I would make a cushion for my work chair .
    :-D eirdre

  36. Deb Hensel says:

    I would make an art doll with the world’s most interesting base and skirt.

  37. Fulvia says:

    I’d make new seats for beach chairs. Thanks!

  38. terry grant says:

    I would make a crazy, cool summer shirt.

  39. debi kibbee says:

    I would make a new ipad and phone case, great fabric for a conversation starter

  40. Terry Kessinger says:

    If I won this fabric, I would make a most covetous scarf!

  41. Allison says:

    I’d probably stare at it for a while, taking in all its glory, then use it to make a wicked awesome scarf or tote bag!

  42. Suzanne says:

    . . . a mixed media piece, embellished with beads & sequins.

  43. artyouwear2 says:

    I would make a cute vest or jacket…something that says India and would be both cool and cool to wear. These fabrics are very inspiring.

  44. Cath says:

    I would make a wall hanging

  45. If I won this fabric, I would make a tote and table runner..

  46. Belinda says:

    I would use it to make a very fun art journal for my friend Melly Testa. The one I made her got lost in the mail a while back 8(. I am in the process of making her another one. I have been piecing together a paper/fabric/found object journal for her that I will make sure will get to her this time!!!

  47. jean b. says:

    … a journal page, to go with my black-and-white theme notebook/journal. it’s been fun collecting different “color-lean” patterns and designs.

  48. Katie says:

    a small quilt to be auctioned by our guild, The Country Piecemakers, at our annual fundraiser.

  49. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I would make a table-runner or wall-hanging for my daughter she would love these..

  50. Linda Carter says:

    Not much time to make a decision! I am a ponderer and hate to cut fabric until it speaks to me. I think perhaps a wall hanging would suit the delightful fabric well…..but maybe a pillow, or a computer carry bag–or maybe a garmet bag? oh my, I would love to win! Happy SUMMER!

  51. skysweptdesigns says:

    I would make a whole cloth wall hanging stitching as the design dictatef.

  52. skysweptdesigns says:

    I would make a wholecloth wall hanging, stitching as the design dictates

  53. Grace Tice says:

    a super funky bag!!

  54. ginaleekim says:

    A diaper bag! Then take all the remnant scraps and collage it into my art journal! Oh, I’d love to win… good luck everybody!

  55. I would make a quilt for my granddaughter – actually I’ve already started it, but your fabric would fit right in. She loves zoos, so it’s a zoo-themed quilt.

  56. Cathy Vigor says:

    I would make an apron!

  57. A lovely summer bag.

  58. ColourFly says:

    I would make bookcovers for my sketchbooks!!!

  59. sandi says:

    If I won this fabric, I would make covers for my ottomans — wheee!

  60. Mary J L says:

    ???? so many choices, i would need to touch the fabric to decide.

  61. Wanda says:

    If I won this fabric I would make a quilt for the new baby my neighbor is having. It is perfect for a boy!!!

  62. Helen Stavely says:

    A lovely long cushion to go on a wooden’park bench’ style seat in my sunny back room.

  63. Kit Lang says:

    i don’t know if this makes it in time for “central time” but I’ll give it a shot anyway – I’d love to win this because I would make a totally awesome, drool worthy tote-bag out of it! ;)

  64. Kit Lang says:

    lol Oops, missed it! Congrats to Sue! )

  65. Pat V. says:

    ….something incredibly awesome!

  66. Maryjo Kaszubinski says:


  67. suechef says:

    OMG, thanks Pokey! Email is on the way.

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