Sunday, May 16, 2010

give away day

If you like blue and beige, today's your lucky day.  I have a boatload of blue and beige fabric that I will never use, and which you can volunteer to take off my hands by leaving a comment on this post.  Most of it's quilting weight cotton but there's some home dec weight as well as some mysteries.   
Every time I try to organize my fabric I encounter this pile of blue and beige and think to myself:  "gee, I should probably make something blue and beige" but then I lose interest halfway through the project (or sooner) because I have no interest in owning anything in those colors.  Therefore, I'm also giving away the makings of several projects in various stages of completion, all featuring said blue and beige fabric:
There's a big stack of two or three inch squares which I had intended to make into another bathmat before coming to terms with the fact that I don't want a blue and beige bathmat.  There are also some large squares which were probably going to be cocktail napkins.  And lastly there are some pieced half square triangles which were going to be coasters much like these (from a long ago giveaway day).  And there's one sad solitary coaster that only needs to be stuffed with a square of batting and topstitched.

I also have a stack of truly disreputable prints.  Marvel at the ugliness.
In order to become the proud owner of:

  1. the big stack of blue and beige fabric,
  2. various half-completed projects AND
  3. random prints

just leave a comment including whatever information I need to get in touch with you.  I'll pick a random winner on Friday, 5/21.  I'm not going to ship internationally, so if you're not in the US, sorry.  

157 comments:

Liz said...

I don't know, I think at least one of those disreputable prints looked pretty nice in the photo! My e-mail is eemoody77 at gmail dot com.

Tammie said...

i love blue and beige, so sign me up. and what can i say, i even sort of like the 'uglier' prints.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I am a beginner sewer and would love more projects to try! :)
I would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!


thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

Heidi said...

Yay! yay! yay!!!

I <3 ugly prints!

My email is heidi[dot]cipriano[at]gmail[dot]com

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!

Marcia said...

Thank you for this giveaway. Blue is my favorite color, so know can use those. I love to make quilts from leftover blocks (these can go into my "Leftovers III" quilt). And, I'm making a string quilt right now where some of the ugliest fabrics actually look OK when paired with others. Thank you for this opportunity. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

carolyn said...

I am a fabric addict -- and I will happily take all that off of your hands.

gretamargreta said...

fabric is fabric! i can always find a use for it.

sookhyuniee said...

wow great giveaway! i love the blue fabric.. thanks for a chance to win :) lovely blog by the way!

janaemadsen said...

how nice- my email is in my blogger ID. Thanks for the giveaway

Not Hannah said...

I'd sign up, lady, but then I'd have to figure out how to stuff them into the bags that are hanging out in my laundry room, waiting to be projects. Sigh. Good luck to the rest of you (and THANKS for the idea!)

greeblygreebly said...

I've been known to write myself a note and put it in my wallet to remind me not to buy certain things.

my email is j_momof2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

I must have a thing for ugly fabrics because I love some of the ones you have. I also love blue and beige. LOL... maybe I have bad taste. :-)

Theresa said...

I like the blue and beige! Not for my house, but for Mom's who's been begging me to make her some cloth coasters and stuff.

you can email me at green_woman21@yahoo.com if ya need to!

Kate said...

I would love theses fabrics! My mother in law recently requested that a make her a blue apron. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

Nancey said...

Wow, love the blue and beige. Nice blog!

nanceykl@yahoo.com

floreksa said...

:) Love them. blogthis DOT Sarah at gmail DOT com

Jingle said...

I love that I'm not the only one who doesn't always finish stuff! LOL! That blue and beige combo is really gorgeous! I could do some fun stuff with that! jinglesells at gmail dot com

NinjaEema said...

That last pic looks awesome to me. i guess I love disreputable prints. Thanks for the giveaway.

juste venteux said...

So awesome! Crossing my fingers!
http://justeventeux.blogspot.com/

missbossypants said...

I love blue and beige! I'll take them off your hands!
I'm in Canada, but my step mom in NC will accept deliveries!

emtdlb said...

You can never have bad fabric-just fabric that doesn't make you happy after it makes itself at home. My stash is mostly blue and tan so I would love to give your poor little disreputable prints a good home. Besides, my husband has been out of work for 2 years and so my ability to get new fabric is limited-this would be a blessing. Thanks for the chance!!!!!!

janimal said...

I went through my stash yesterday desperate for some blue or other "boy" fabrics and couldn't believe I didn't have any. I need some boy fabric to make gifts! Sign me up!

Nicole said...

I've always been drawn to anything blue.. so fingers crossed!
n.clark(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jacque said...

I am a blue and beige fan.. sign me up. and when some of the cutting is already done for you - yahoo.

jleibfried@aol.com

Joanna said...

I like the blue and beige, and I even think the disreputable prints are cute. I'll give all of them a good home. You have a cute blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

Caroline said...

I love blue!
carolinepolgar@gmail.com

Tiff said...

Love the blue and beige fabrics.

Tracy said...

I like prints that make others feel less than well. :P Some of the best pillow covers are made with things like that. And for some reason they remind me of my Grandma..... Anyways! I can be had at lusive.tracy(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

Ugly prints are fun!

Wenchy Woman said...

The blue and beige would look goo in any room of my house. though I am open to what ever showed up at my door if I won. LOL

Kacey said...

i'd love to take your leftovers and disreputes! (i don't think that's a word...but whatev. haha.)

kaceykendrickwagner {at} gmail.com

pixie13 said...

Ugly prints can go very well & be beautied up in a piece quilt with better fabrics. I'd be willing to give them a good home. Count me in, please. Thanks!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

debbie said...

I would love this.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

sales said...

Some of those are quite pretty! The rejects would still look nice in a rag rug.
Please use the contact form on my website to reach me: http://www.embroidery-methods.com

Kathleen C. said...

I love blue and beige! And I like your idea of recycling your fabric and partial projects to one of us. An infusion of another quilter's "stuff" might be just the thing to get someone going.
I do traditional quilts and also love liberated patchwork, so I'm sure to find a way to use your goodies. Thanks, Kathleen villagequilter@gmail.com

Laree said...

It just so happens I'm redoing my son's room in blues and reds with beige tones (think americana without the stars)

Perfect!

bookwormbaby@hotmail.com

I♥thesecrazykids said...

I'd love to have all those blues and beiges....I have a houseful of boys.
bcgood83@yahoo.com

Sara said...

I love one of the blue and beige prints, and I'm totally with you as far as the half-completed projects are concerned - I got halfway through a multi-color wedding ring quilt when I realized I actually want a blue (see, there's where you come in) and yellow one. Bah.

:)

The Wilson's said...

I want to make a ticker tape quilt! Those would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win!

FT said...

I just love blue!

Deci said...

Gee, I don't know..I'd be proud to win.

polly said...

Blue is my favorite color. Great giveaway!

The One and Only said...

I love those colors!! It looks like that fat stripe on on the bottom might be deco weight, which would be good for a press table I want to make.....please pick me....is that rude to beg...sorry ;-)

Amy said...

Wow! So much amazing generosity today! Thanks for the great giveaway!

My entire great room is done up in blues and beiges... Is it fate? ;-)

Amy
goneinkognito{at}gmail{dot}com

stitchinpenny said...

Thanks for doing the SMS Giveaway

ItsMeBeth said...

Love the blue and beige.
itsmebeth_09 at live dot com

Childfree Trophy Wife said...

I love blue and beige and am currently using them in my home so I can definitely use these. I'd be happy to take those off your hands. I already have a few things in mind I might do with them. I'm in the US.

galaxie_bleu[at]yahoo[dot]com

merlinthecat said...

LOL I love your post and love the ulgy prints and would love to take everything off your hands!

Pricilla said...

heh heh
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

BanAnna said...

with fabric there are so many possiblities . . .

my email is nola8am at yahoo dot com

A Joyful Chaos said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

ajoyfulnoise@live.com

Bethany said...

One of the prints in the big stack of blues and beiges is one of my favorite "vintage" fabrics. The third from the bottom. I don't really know what era it is from, but it speaks old (in a good way) to me. Thanks for the great giveaway. notyetvegan(at)gmail(dot)com

Melissa said...

As a quilter I am always adding to my stash.

Thank you for giving!
melissacorry@hotmail.com

Rachel said...

Great stuff! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel

Jeanne said...

I love blue and beige, and I am doing a country quilt so those colors would look awesome. And who doesn't need more 1/2 done projects??? LOL.

Thanks for sharing.

Jenny said...

what a fu giveaway! my sister is a new quilter, so should i win, ill share with her...of course ill pick my faves first! thanks for a chance.

Carly said...

i'd love to win those cutesies and the uglies too! cjgruen@gmail.com

Jamie Mueller said...

great giveaway, count me in!
jamiemueller0522@yahoo.com

rlynnbaker said...

theres always room for disreputable prints!

rlynnbaker@gmail.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a fabulous giveaway. Thanks for participating in SMS Giveaway Day. And thanks for entering me :-)

savyjade said...

I am new to sewing so this would be great for me!
savyjade@cox.net

woolybooger said...

I love adding to my stash. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway.

Shelly said...

LOL. I love it! I'm sure I can make some cute bags with it.. Pics if I win!

shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

E Caughron said...

I have a whole house in blue and beige, so these will be right at home. Thanks,

ecaughron at gmail dot com

Tamie said...

I'll gladly use your scraps... t.herin@smha.com

Sheila C. said...

I love blue and brown! Thanks
sheilamom4@gmail.com

Portia said...

This is an awesome giveaway! I'm just learning to sew, and your started projects would be great inspiration. And, I really like blue and beige!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i LOVE these fabrics that you are giving away! thanks for the chance to win!

sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com
http://www.sandyalamode.com/

leigh7911 said...

You have no interest in owning anything blue? But... but... blue is wonderful!

And honestly, the top and third of the "ugly" prints look kinda promising to me!

benbel said...

no ugliness....just beautiful fabric and unfinished goods!

Danielle said...

love this giveaway. i would love your blue and beige goodies. I could use them to make a quilt for my little one.

Freda said...

I love the blue and beige! It's the colors in my bedroom I could soooo use those!

Jennifer S. said...

Ha - thanks for the funny read. I like blue and beige, so this suits m fine!!!

fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Thanks for a shot to provide a home for the disreputables! Please enter me in the drawing, I'll be good to them.

Eileen said...

like those fabrics--even the sadly disreputable ones!! have a great day

Serena said...

Heehee! Disreputable prints. ;) My email is in my profile.

Mary Lou said...

My living room is blue and I've been having a hard time finding fabrics to match and here you have some to give away. I hope I get lucky.

maryloufreil@gmail.com

Kristen said...

Trying to stock up on tons of different fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway!

O My Word!?! said...

i would love to win the ugly batch! :)

Jenna H. said...

I love blue so blue/beige works for me!
Great giveaway - thanks!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Katie said...

I love blue, and need some beige for some soldier blocks I'm planning on making for my boys. Thanks for the chance to win.
ktyoung1(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty Rockit said...

haha, i like the ugly fabrics. not together of course- but individually they could have some potential!

bettyrockit

Sarah said...

What a great giveaway!

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Stormy Days said...

Ugly fabric stripped down and mixed with other fabrics can make beautiful quilts, I'd be happy to have them come live with me.

jerimi said...

I love random fabrics! Also, I was thinking about making bunting for my shop name, for the next craft show, but I think I like your method better. Not even pinking shears on the edges - my kind of project.

Shannon said...

This screams little boy and that's all I have, so I would definitely use it. Thanks for the chance to win!

The Mangerchine's said...

I'd love this!!!!!!

shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan said...

Oh, I'd be such fun to add these to some other colors and make a big project (what better than a quilt?)! Thanks for the chance to win!

sales4mp at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

Thanks!

spiralowlcreations at gmail dot com

Helena said...

I'm all about other peoples ugly. hehe

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh I would LOVE to take all the blue fabrics you want to get rid of. My Granddaughter loves blue I've recently found out. We gave her an Easter basket when she came to visit us and it was filled with jelly beans of all types. She dumped that basket out and promptly picked out every single blue jelly bean and refused to touch any other color. LOL I didn't believe my son when he told me she loves blue so much.

I wanted to make her a bunch of clothes because they are having a lot of money problems and can't buy her new clothes. Given her blue addiction I'm very sure the fabrics would be greatly appreciated.

Nanbon44 said...

My hand is in the air and I am waving like crazy, can you see me... I would love to take the blue and beige fabric off yours hands, I make quilts for a nursing home and need men colors...please enter my name in your lovely drawing, ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from Florida Gulf Coast area.

CelebrateTheNest said...

YAY! LOVE it!

email:

meganmcginity (at) gmail (dot) com

Julie in WA said...

Pick me! Pick me! I would love to inherit the fabrics and the squares! I recently started a quilt top using someone else's tossed away hourglass blocks, and I have a small pile of leaders/enders that I am saving for a who-knows-what improv project. I need those blocks and fabrics, especially the ones you think are ugly! They will fit right in to my two projects!

JJ said...

Perfect for a boy!

Mikelle said...

My mil loves blue and beige...I'm sure I could think up something! kell22 @ cox.net

Crissy said...

thanks so much for the chance to win!

crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

whitney reeder said...

thanks for the giveaway!
these would all be fun to win.

Mama Lusco said...

One's trash is another's treasure:) Thanks for the great giveaway! luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

Jeni said...

awesome. i kinda dig some of those prints!

camelama said...

Oh I love blues and beige!

Emily said...

thanks for the giveaway!
bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

Bonnita said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! You have a very nice blog also.

Stella said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

fausseparisienne at gmail dot com

Morgan said...

I kind of have a thing for "ugly" prints, and also blue and beige so thanks for this giveaway!

Misty.Creek said...

Oooh, I love piles of random prints. And blue and beige are my favorite colors. :)

Laurel said...

I do like blue and biege. :-) My email is on my profile, just in case.

Lisabee said...

Turns out that I love blue and beige. Although maybe not as a bath mat.. it wouldn't match my brightly colored fish shower curtain.

Painting 4 Him said...

I would love to win this. Your ugly is other beautious!

Emily said...

I love any fabric I can get.
hutchyhutch8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Katie said...

I just went through my fabric to restack it all and have some of those 'Why did or WHERE did I get these?" prints.

Thanks for the giveaway!

SewOverwhelmed said...

I like blue and beige, they can have a home here with me.

Erin said...

Blue is my fav!! Id love to put these to use!

sy said...

i think the fabrics are pretty :D and your projects are almost there. thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Kat said...

Lovely fabrics, thanks for sharing!

throuthehaze said...

I love the blue fabric :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

I love blue and beige together! Contact info is in my blogger profile.

Connie Black said...

So, you are the one buying up all the blue and beige! lol. Funny b/c my daughter's 4-H group makes pillow cases for the Akron Children's Hospital and it seems everytime someone brings in fabric, it is "girlie"
My fingers are crossed for this one!
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Ashley said...

Thanks for the giveaway !!

- cupcake@apocalypsemedia.net

Kiki said...

Awesome pack of fabric! Thank you for the generous giveaway. I'm just beginning to teach my 8 year old daughter how to sew, and blue is her favorite color (it's even her middle name!), so she would love to have this bundle of blue fabric!

~Kiki (tarotdame@gmail.com)

Sharon said...

fun give away!

Robyn said...

I don't think the last prints are ugly! Thanks for the giveaway.

robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

DangAndBlast! said...

You're hilarious! And blue and brown together are my favorite colors, so why not blue and beige? :)

dangandblast@gmail.com

Erica said...

Thanks for the giveaway! llericabean(at)yahoo(dot)com

Crystal said...

Great giveaway - I would love to win all of it. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

NorahS said...

I love blue and beige! And disreputable prints! (HA!) Count me in!

norahs3[at]earthlink[dot]net

Laura said...

My mom loves blue and beige, I'd happily make her something with them :)

laurapearce22@yahoo(dot)com

Stephanie said...

thank you
atchisonsteph@gmail.com

Crystal Hendrix said...

Awesome stash!:D I love the blue.

M said...

Aww, you don't like them? I think most of them are pretty great. Which is why they should live with me. :)

michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

AmyLynn said...

This would make a great start to the quilt I want to make for my mom. Her favorite color is BLUE. Awesome!

Grace Wong said...

thanks for the giveaway, I love getting my hands at free fabric! xD
shou.milk@gmail.com

Richelle said...

I like blue and beige!

Alissa said...

I'm collecting blue to make something for my new baby boy. Blue and beige would be perfect!

Jen said...

I would love to win some fabric!

CMEH said...

very interesting and very fun giveaway.... thanks for the opportunity... love it! I know I can find uses!

Katie said...

What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie
nicandkatiehendrychs@gmail.com

Jackie Davis said...

I guess it is true what they say that one's trash is another's treasure! :) Ok I think trash is a harsh word here, lets say One's 'done with' fabric is another's next project!! :) Woohoo I'd like to win this load!
*hugs*
Jackie(at)jackiesue.com
http://sewfun2quilt.blogspot.com/

Renee G said...

I would absolutely love to make something with this.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Ellechim said...

Hello :) Great items and great blog!
Thank you so much for the giveaway,
Elle8130(at)yahoo(dot) com

Ashley said...

I'd be happy to have these fabrics - even the disreputable prints! I actually thought two of them were cute. Oh well, 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' I suppose. Thanks for the chance as this generous giveaway!

peggymunday said...

I would love the challenge of finding the perfect pattern for these colors....I don't think it would be too hard. Good luck to all. Thanks for sharing with us. Peggy
peggymunday@yahoo.com

Mary said...

I'd love your leftovers!!
mgmomaz@gmail.com

Carrie said...

What nice colors! Reminds me of the beach. carriebjacobs(at)yahoo(dot)com

carrauntoohil said...

Disreputable prints -- hehe!

tammi said...

One should always have a few disreputable prints! The owner of my favorite quilt store says every scrap quilt should include a truly ugly print...

Nancy Sue said...

I love your giveaway items! My husband attended The Citadel and have been collecting blues and beiges for a quilt for him! Perfect! Thank you for your generosity .
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Kelly O. said...

great giveaway! thanks for the chance to win! crossing my fingers!

Stephanie said...

I am all in.
raegreen1[at]verizon[dot]net

Michael and Rachelle said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

audreypawdrey said...

I am sure that something pretty can be made with those prints! I love your peter pan dress that is below this post. So pretty!

Jenny Lynn said...

Wowzers, this one is so generous. THanks for the chance.
jennylynnbrown@hotmail.com

sandandstarfish said...

oh my gosh! i almost started drooling when I saw all these goodies :) thanks for hosting!

Breanna S. said...

Hi I love your blue pile and my son would love to have something made from it! teachloveread at hotmail dot com

twifanheather said...

I love fabric!

Becky said...

What an awesome and generous giveaway! I like blue very much, thank you.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Still a few more hours to enter my giveaway too http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-giveaway-day.html

Dawn C said...

I love the colors!