Monday, July 11, 2011

Fabricworm Weekly Giveaway! Retro Living Room Custom Bundle!





Hello Fabricworms!

Here we are again for another fabulous giveaway! We have for you a new custom bundle: Retro Living Room in 12 Fat Quarters! Everyone has a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post answering the question below and you will be entered to win. The Giveaway will end at 8:30am PST, Monday, July 18th. We will announce the winner later that same day. (The winner will be chosen by random.org)



This week we wanna know:
How has the past inspired your crafting?


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megan said...

Facebooked it! ID: mbauer1

EG said...

Love this!

I love traditional quilt blocks made with modern fabrics.

EG said...

I tweeted! I'm vt_ellen

EG said...

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Deborah in Atlanta said...

How has the past affected my crafting? Well...I'm new to quilting, and have no "past" to rely on. So it's definitely wide open for me! Nobody in my family could even sew, so this has been an uphill battle all the way for me. But I love all those beautiful fabrics, and have this deep love of quilting.

corina said...

The first handmade quilt I came in contact with was one I bought for my daughter when she was a baby (30 yrs ago!). Didn't have much money so bought most of my stuff secondhand. In a bag of clothes was the most precious hand quilted quilt. It was love at first sight. I will never forget how soft and lovingly worn it was. When I started quilting, it was with the hopes that one day someone would use and love the quilt I gave them just like my daughter loved her little quilt.

corina said...

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Barbara said...

Adding my name to your mailing list.

Barbara said...

How has the past inspired my crafting? That would have to be because my grandmother inspired me to learn to quilt.

Susan said...

When I was growing up, everyone in our family either knitted or sewed but I hated having to wear "hand made". I was so jealous of friends who actually wore clothes bought from a store. Now I hardly wear or decorate my home with anything that I haven't made myself. I decided I could either enjoy the satisfaction of creating unique, well-made items myself or buy things made in a factory by people earning pennies a day that are then marked up by who-knows-how-many '000 percent and finally sold in stores where there is virtually no "service" left in "customer service". (Wow! That feels better.)

karen serna said...

how has the past affected my sewing? grandmothers on both sides of my family were quilters. i don't think i would have an interest in quilting without them. thanks for the chance to win! :)

karen serna said...

and i signed up for your newsletter. :)

Indianna said...

My Grandma was a tayloress - so I guess she has influenced me most.

Indianna said...

I've facebooked on "tim hopper"

Indianna said...

I've Tweeted @IndiannaDreams

Indianna said...

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Maggie said...

I love the history of quilting and the patterns through time.

Jamie said...

I grew up watching my mom and grandmothers sewing, crocheting and doing needle point and cross stitch. It really put the crafting bug in me!

Amorette said...

the past has mostly inspired me when i find quilts and blankets that were made by family members for myself and my husband when we were babies- the love and care to make such a gift makes me want to create them!

asdrexler at gmail dot com

Amorette said...

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Anonymous said...

I started crafting when I was young because my mom was into it. She used to make her own clothes, so she had some experience to share!

Elisabeth said...

I grew up hearing my mom tell stories about how my aunt was such an amazing quilter - some of her early blocks were hung around our house. So, I always wanted to learn to quilt!!!

Elisabeth said...

I'm already subscribed to the blog!

Elisabeth said...

tweeted @elisabew

Erin said...

Given that I am a quilter, I feel like the past gave rise to my craft. I love seeing old quilts (like the ones featured on Pink Chalk recently) and being able to see the same ideas and skills being used today.

Erin said...

I'm on the mailing list!

shesawalkingcontradiction said...

The past gave me a starting point :) A way to grow and learn and become the best darned quilter I can be :)

shesawalkingcontradiction said...

it has giving me a starting point, something to move away from :)

Pat V. said...

I'd have to say that I was not too skilled at sewing clothing, back in MY past. No one in my family quilted, and I didn't think there was any way I could make a quilt. But at the age of 53 I took the plunge and I love it! (You probably meant "the past" in a more historical sense, though...)

Pat V. said...

...and of course I'm on the mailing list.

iris said...

creating photoalbuns!

iris said...

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Kim O. said...

I only recently started sewing and really stuck to "modern" prints and patterns. However, the past few visits to my grandma's place has really got me noticing some more "classic" uses for sewing which has really gotten me thinking and ideas are flowing in my head now. I think my sewing and knitting style is changing quite drastically!

Anonymous said...

My favorite way to quilt is to get a bag of scraps or random pieces and make something from them. I often think about women in years past who quilted this way and feel an odd connection. VermontPines@aol.com

Steven said...

I signed up for your newsletter

Steven said...

The past has inspired my quilting because it's those original techniques that have developed and now allow me to create beautiful things for my family.

Stitchin' time said...

The past has affected my attitude to sewing in the "waste not, want not" attitude that was had then. Nana and Mum both cut down adult clothes to remake as children's wear and anything not good enough was used as a duster or made into bags, rag rugs etc. I try to make the most of what I have and if I can't use it it is passed on to someone who can.
Cheers,
Robyn

Christie said...

Ohhh love this bundle!!

I am new to sewing with fabric and am in the process of making my baby to be a quilt!! :)

I wish that my grandmother's had passed down the tradition, but no.

I am looking forward to making something that my baby can have forever that was made with love!

Anonymous said...

I guess the past has affected my quilting by making me want to hand piece more and hand quilt things!

Anonymous said...

I tweeted @Lealee33

Anonymous said...

I posted on Facebook Debra Rodkey Lee!

Anonymous said...

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Sue said...

Harvest gold refrigerators, turquoise and pink metal cabinets, green shag carpet ... the past is more than just colors and designs. For me it was generations of women saying "I can make that."

Sue said...

I tweeted your blog from @SuesSewCrafty

Sue said...

I posted on FB too. If this is the winning entry I'll be glad to email my account name. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Sue said...

And I already subscribe to your newsletter. Thanks bunches!

quiltma said...

The past has affected my sewing by wanting to make quilts (which were always a comfort for me) for friends and family.

Angela said...

My mother and grandmother inspired me to sew. Today, every time I sit at the sewing machine, I can't help but remember the times that i sat next to my grandmother as she crafted such lovely quilts!

Julierose said...

My Grand'mere taught me how to sew; she made white dress shirts, suitcoats and all. I was fascinated to watch her treadle her singer machine and have all these wonderful things turn out Julierose

MG said...

I love the crazy color combos from the 1960s and 70s and the prints from the 1930s-50s... I guess that's how the past has influenced my sewing.

Julierose said...

My Grand'mere taught me to love sewing; she turned out dress shirts, suitcoats--whatever the family needed. I was fascinated to watch her treadle her Singer machine and see the pieces she made. Julierose

Julie said...

The past has affected my sewing...my grandma instilled a love of sewing and crafts when I was a young girl. Now I am kicking myself that I didn't pay more attention to the things she was trying to teach me when I try to figure out things on my own! lol

I am trying to pass down that family 'gene' to my own kids...it's been fun!

Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Julie

Julie said...

Also subscribe to your newsletter!

Thanks so much!
Julie

Janet said...

I learned to sew when I was a young girl and that skill has definitely been huge in learning quilting.

Kasia said...

My parents are from Europe and I remember us ALWAYS going to the fabric store...I hated it, there was a certain smell about it. BUT NOW, I'm addicted to fabric! I'm following a ton of blogs, love seeing people's creativity and can't WAIT to go the fabric store. My mom made all my clothes when I was little, and now I want to create things for my home too. Funny how time turns the tables....

InesG said...

My grandma had the coziest duvets, quilts, and beautiful hand made rugs made from scrap fabrics. As a kid I would study the colors, and patterns, I would touch the fabrics, indulging in scents of fresh country air and grandmas garden on them. Today I look for flower prints, and make quilts that remind me of the time I was a kid cuddling grandmas fresh smelling colorful quilts.

Charlotte said...

crafting is a connection to my Mum who taught me everything I know.

Marg M said...

I had lots of sisters and couldn't get into the kitchen to cook, as I was one of the younger ones. Nobody else liked the sewing machine so I got to use that!

red in oz said...

Oh I love this set, gorgeous choices. I'm another who learned to sew from my grandmother who was a professional seamstress I tried many crafts under her guidance, but never quilting which is my real love.

red in oz said...

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LethargicLass said...

My past has influenced me by the fact that I always wanted to sew but was never given any encouragment... it makes me wary of trying things, but also gives me great pride in myself when I suceed.

LethargicLass said...

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Nikky said...

When I was young (teenager) I took sewing classes. For fun. After that, I spent many years away from the sewing machine, only doing mending by hand, as needed. In the past year or two, I've rediscovered my love of sewing, I've made my first quilt, made several clothing items and even made toys for my kids! So on a personal level, my 'past' has had a HUGE impact on my sewing today... It's like riding a bike. You never forget! :D

Thanks for the chance! GORG bundle!

~nikky

Nikky said...

As always, love the mailing list!

amb said...

We're moving into a house built in the 1950's, and we won't be able to do huge renovations for awhile, so I'm allowing the decor to influence my upcoming plans (We have an awesome aqua blue tiled kitchen- even the ceiling!.

Nancy said...

I am the fourth generation of women in my family to quilt. Quilting is in my destiny. I love everything mid-century modern, and the ability to put that fabric with the techniques of hand quilting is just so cool!

IeneMiene said...

I am very inspired by fashion of the 60 ies and try to give a lot of my sewing projects that retro touch. Further, my mother used to sew when I was a child and now I am, on my turn, sewing for my daughters too!

Deanna said...

Not really. Except maybe that I love to make little dresses! I think little girls should look like little girls and not mini grownups.
ardeannadoornbos@yahoo.ca

Deanna said...

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Me? A Mom? said...

I'm drawn to feedsack prints and vintage sheets. Love to find ways to make them look modern

Peggy said...

I used to sew as a young girl/woman and I enjoyed embroidery. Now I sew tote bags for others and I enjoy cross stitching pieces to sew on the tote bags. My group, World of Charity Stitching, also makes lap quilts and I help make the cross stitched squares to go on them.
Thanks,
Peggy
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Dionne Brown said...

My both of my grandmothers were dedicated seamstresses. Love of sewing skipped a generation in my family, leaving me to carry on the tradition. What is beautiful is my Grandmothers had very different styles, so I am able to draw my favorite elements from them and to make sewing my own.

Binks said...

I guess I craft because of my past. Besides doing a bunch of things my parents made me try, I got to go to my very own art classes. I think those really allowed to me gain some confidence in the work my hands can do and allowed me to experiment with color. And I LOVE color.
For me, one of my projects is how the colors go together and still pop on their own.

Sheetal said...

I have childhood memories of my mom, with dad's assistance:) sewing when we were little. I think that distinct memory with the joy of creating something just like you imagine it in your head made me start sewing last year...

Binks said...

I Tweeted the giveaway @binkiege

Sheetal said...

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Laura said...

I love looking at the quilts that my grandmothers and great aunt made. I so appreciate them now and they inspire me to create something that will last through generations!

Laura said...

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Binks said...

I'm on the mailing list

Jon and Jolie said...

hmmm.. . growing up I was raised by my super crafty mom, who taught me how to sew when I was a kid. But, it wasn't until 3 years ago that I really got back into it after having my first child. I had so much fun making things for him, and then ended up making gifts for others and now I am a craft-a-holic!

Anonymous said...

When I sew, I think about how my mom used to sew all of my clothes when I was a child.

Claudia said...

I think the past provides great material to borrow from, then it's fun to put a modern twist on it. For example, I love the pin tucks and pleats of the past, but paired with vibrant fabric and a modern silhouette, and it seems new again. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Claudia said...

I'm also on the mailing list!

noga quilts said...

I'm on the mailing list!

Taltalika said...

I quilt as my grandma used to....I love the sewing through her...I think about her a lot while sewing ...I think she is prowed of me...(from heaven..)

good day!

Auburnchick said...

Since I'm a relatively new seamstress I guess that past has affected my sewing mostly in color choices and pattern styles. I have an old canvas suitcase from my grandmother that was purchased in the 60's. It is a wild pattern of browns/orange/yellow/red. I *love* it.
PS. my Twitter ID is runswithchickens

Mego said...

My great grandmother was a quilter and passed down many quilts for us to enjoy. SHE has greatly influenced my desire to quilt and the freedom to do what I choose in quilting. GREAT giveaway!

noga quilts said...

I love retro and vintage fabrics' all these small prints of the 20's and 30's, and the traditional Liberty fabrics.

Kim said...

I have no crafty family members so in the beginning I really struck out on my own without much influence or help. Today - different story - lots of super inspiration from quilters all around me!

noga quilts said...

Tweeted @carmelview

lisa.spero said...

With the shift of people looking back at the way our former generations ate, conserved, and repurposed items, these fabrics make it even more real and appreciated.

Claudia said...

I posted the giveaway on FB.

Battani Bambino

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I lived through the sixties so until recently tried to avoid the colors and style, but now it looks good AGAIN!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

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KristaKay said...

I am on your mailing list (thankfully) :)

futurowoman said...

What a great collection! I think the past has influenced my sewing because I'm very attracted to vintage and retro fabrics and styles. <3

KristaKay said...

I posted on Facebook

KristaKay said...

I tweeted this giveaway: Kris0775

Libby Jones said...

I grew up out in the country, with mostly old books to read. I learned to embroider when I was bout 7 years old. I stayed with my great aunt a lot, and she had old books- mysteries, etc. I feel at home when surrounded by things from the late 50's, early 60's. My morals and ideals are similar to those of that time. I read about crazy quilting in one of those novels, and always wanted to find out what it was. Now I make them!

Libby Jones said...

I posted on my FB page

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I just tweeted this giveaway!
twitter id: MARYLAKEPULASKI

Libby Jones said...

I am a follower of this site

KristaKay said...

How has the past affected my crafting? I think the pictures of old quilts inspire me to make sure that I label my quilts, so they are identied in the future. I also get inspiration from other peoples work.

Bekky said...

My heritage deffinatley comes through in my sewing and crafting. My family are from Denmark and growing up my mum and grandma could and did make EVERYTHING! I learnt that making things was far more rewarding than simpley buying it - even before it became cool to do so.

Jillian said...

Before my mom became the harried (and yet lovely) person I know today, she was (I have photographic evidence) quite the hippie and apparently quite the crafter as well. One of my favorite discoveries when I was younger was my mom's old needlework and other crafting books from the 60s and 70s -- all of my first crafts came from these books and I still mine them for patterns to spice up more modern projects.

Joy M. said...

My mom always was sewing when I was little, and I would use her sewing machine to make clothes for my self. Thanks for the giveaway.
joylovessewing@comcast.net

Minette said...

I am on the mailing list, thanks!

Deb said...

Already on the mailing list - thanks for the chance!

Deb said...

I love looking at quilts my husband's aunt and one of my aunts made. They're beautiful and so traditional. I love taking the inspiration I get from them and using them in my quilts.

Jeanne W. said...

The past has affected my sewing by giving my a creative-artistic background. My mother is a painter but I could never get into that. I am very much into sewing and quilting as my creative outlet.

john & catherine said...

I love vintage fabrics, trims, buttons, even patterns. Thanks!

Minette said...

My mom has always been an excellent knitter, grandma did crochet and the other grandma did some sewing. As a littel girl I was always facinated by the old Singer in it's cabinet and foot pedal. I started sewing in high school. simple stuff. It was when I moved to New Zealand when I was almost 30 years, when I was introduced to quilting. Since then my love for quilting has developed and I enjoy it heaps.

Belinda said...

When I learned to quilt, it was because I wanted to create new pieces that looked old - think tea stained reproduction fabrics & classic block patterns. I no longer like that look, but I do use those techniques learned long ago to create projects today using current lines from today's designers.

Janet said...

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Janet said...

I learned to sew when I was in third grade and have never stopped; I sewed for my dolls, for myself, for my sons, for my granddaughter, and now I make quilts for everyone I know! I love to sew...as you can tell.

Tanya Crane said...

The past inspires me through fabulous design. I admire the mid-century patters which have made their way into modern fabrics. These are what I use most in my quilts.

Brian G. said...

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Brian G. said...

I love reading quilting books that show pictures of old quilts and their stories.
And I am acidently signed in under my husband!

Leila
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alioop said...

Looking at the beautiful quilts made by craftswomen of the past have inspired me to try and emulate what they did in a modern way.

mammalchupie said...

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The past holds what it is to live simply and simply live. I like to remember that.

sugarcreekstuff said...

I spent a lot of time in the fabric shop when I was young and taught myself to sew as a teen.
Now I cant imagine my live without fabrics and sewing. I love vintage linens but love new fabrics more. I hope I win!

LeKaQuilt said...

Gorgeous fabrics and I woud love to make an quilt of them :o)

Marina said...

well it depends what past you mean...my own past was full of things I wanted to make, but didn't know how to so a few years ago when I finally gathered the courage to actually try and make something, I started with the things I've been wanting to make since I was a kid...pencil cases, bags...cute stuff.

Marina said...

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Marina said...

...and I posted the link on my Facebook page! =)

Heartsdesire said...

My mother was a wonderful seamstress and made most of her own clothes as well as some of mine. She taught me how to knit, sew and crochet at an early age. All things that still influence me today.

Heartsdesire said...

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Cinda said...

I joined the mailing list.
I would have to say that my mum and daughter inspired me to sew. My mother use to make dresses for me when I was little and I when I had my daughter I learnt to sew and smock her dresses.

Michelle @ Barabooboo said...

The past prdeicts the future...my mom sewed for my siblings and me, I sew for my daughters, and my granndma sewed for my mom....
michelletripper(at)yahoo(dot)ca

rads said...

the past has taught me to learn from my mistakes

rads said...

i am on the mailing list

kbzelazny said...

My grandmother was a great sewer, so I am inspired by her all the time!

kbzelazny said...

I'm a follower!

ange_moore said...

I am a lover of vintage sheet fabric and have grand plans to include some of my ever increasing collection in a quilt-top sometime soon!

Kristy said...

Today I am making hand-made dolls with my girls. My great aunt made dolls and I keep one in my sewing room. It's extra special to share this craft and quality toy with my girls! :)

Thanks!

Kristy said...

I get your newsletter!

ange_moore said...

And I've just signed up for your newsletter! Congrats on 3 successful years of fabric - can't wait to see what's to come.

Carla said...

This past week I saw an awesome quilt made in the 30's from all solid fabrics. it was so "modern" looking that I came home and am reproducing it!

Carla said...

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Kirsten N said...

I love using vintage and retro fabrics to bring a bit of the past back into my sewing.

Anonymous said...

Grew up watching my mom sew, finally learning how to sew now that my daughter has gone off to college! Stuck at home this summer with a broken foot and a new sewing machine -- having fun learning to sew! And with my left foot! My mom even sent me some fabric scraps from her long-ago sewing and I remember wearing some of the material!

Patty said...

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Patty said...

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Frugal Rock said...

The past tells us interesting stories...if we lean in a bit and listen closely, listen carefully. The past is full of lessons. That may have to be relearned. I preserve heritage for a living, and in my crafts, I like to bring it to life. I bake out of an 1890s cookbook. Hang kitschy glass ornaments that belonged to my grandmother. Furnish my home with retro sofas. Talk on an avocado rotary phone. The past informs my personality and keeps me connected to those I have lost.

bethanndodd said...

Noone around me sewed while I was growing up. I guess the past affects my sewing by giving me inspiration. I make all sorts of things for my boys that I would have loved to have had made for me as a little girl (jammies being a fav!). Thanks for the chance!

bethanndodd said...

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quilary said...

I was given some old quilt magazines from the 50's that look quite dated, but they contain the basics I needed to start making blocks. We all build on what has gone before and try to inspire the next generation too.

quilary said...

I am on your mailing list. Thanks for the extra chance.

Reen said...

I love vintage fabrics and also enjoy incorporating my own "old" items or flea-market finds into my crafting.

Jo said...

Actually my past has not really inspired my crafting. I probably put off learning to sew for many years when I could have been having a blast doing so! My mother tried to teach me when I was young but she was such a perfectionest that I was always in tears as she ripped apart all my efforts. So I just stopped trying and figured it wasn't worth the greif. I didn't touch a sewing machine again till after she had died. At first it was very diffucult to get all her words out of my head but each day I think I am comming closer to learning to do it for myself and to do the best I can and not worry if a stitch or two is a tad off. I am learning that perfection is not all it is cracked up to be.

Jo said...

I am on your mailing list. Thank you for the chance to win

Jeane said...

I am a regular on your mailing list.

Jeane said...

No one in my family quilted and an older lady in our town took the time to show me how use cardboard templates. I made my first quilt, I was so proud. The rest is history.

Sandy said...

I remember my grandmother trying to teach me how to crochet when I was a kid. Unfortunately I didn't pick it up until I was an adult, but I like to think that she would be very proud of how crafty I have become as an adult. Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

Sandy said...

I'm on the mailing list.=)

Andrea Deal said...

I just love little treasures from the past. So many of my drawings and fabrics are inspired by vintage toys, children's books and stories from long ago. I adore that Retro Living Room bundle! Very nice!

Lady of Leesure said...

Throughout my life I've watched my mum sew beautiful dresses to incredible quilts and everything in-between. We'd chat as she sewed and I'd marvel at her skill but never quite understood what the point was; what drove her to spend so many precious hours on a hand-sewn blanket? I repeatedly told her that you wouldn't catch me dead spending so much time at a sewing machine and she'd laugh and say 'one day you'll be just like me'. Well, 3 months ago, at the age of 38, I made my very first quilt to give as a 21st gift to our son's Godmother. It is the most beautiful thing I've ever done; I put so much love into it and it suddenly all made sense. I realised that the past, what we've seen, the people we love - it all soaks in and shapes who we become. My mum taught me to sew by osmosis and I'm now addicted to searching for beautiful fabrics and patterns. I'm keenly awaiting my order from Fabricworm so I can begin quilt number 2. My mum was right all along!

Rosary said...

My mom saved all of her scraps from her sewing projects and she collected tons of fabric. I have made my daughters' First Communion dresses out of the leftovers from my older sister's communion dress. I have used many fabrics from the 50's and 60's which I ended up with as no one else sewed. I enjoy incorporating these inherited treasures into my home dec and clothing creations.

Andrea Deal said...

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Allison said...

My art teacher mother is a very crafty person and has been ever since I can remember. She quilts, paints, knits, weaves, etc. You name it and she either does it or has. Naturally that influenced me and I started crafting when I was very little. Like mother, like daughter. Unfortunately I also inherited the problem of liking too many crafts and working on too many things at once. Oh well.

Allison said...

I posted this on FB.
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Allison said...

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DonnaB said...

I love vintage and retro fabrics. They are inspiring in themselves!

Jane's Designs said...

My Granny, my Mom both sewers more out of need then as a hobby, gave me a love for fabric, I have loving memories of the aprons that my Granny always wore and the clothing that my Mom made for us kids. I am blessed that I get to sew for self expression. Lucky me!





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Love the fabric.

Marika said...

I've always been interested in crafting in general when I was little and when my mom started to work with fabric to make mini quilts, it made me want to try, and here I am, a little year over and I still love that !

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Marika said...

If I'm already on the mailing list, do I get an extra chance too ?

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~The Bargain Babe said...

The past inspired me to get back into quilting...my grandmother quilts and I want to be able to pass on the tradition!

Thanks for a chance to win those neat fabrics. :)

zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

piece peace said...

I used to lack skill and confidence in my quilting and sewing. Now I have confidence despite my lack of skill.

b78ayers said...

One of my grandmothers was a professional seamstress so I learned to sew early on - a utility skill. Crafting started at age 7 when my godparents gave me a kit to make potholders and that was some powerful stuff - what a thrill to start and finish something!

Karen said...

How has the past effected my sewing?

I started sewing dresses for my dolls since is was 5 and then i stopped for 15 years. I started crafting again once I lost my job and sometimes if I'm just sewing without thinking my "little kid stitches" come up. LOL

just really tight and uneven stitches that look like they belong in a Tim Burton movie!

Krystina said...

One thing I love about sewing is how it connects me to my own personal past and my family's past. I think about my great-grandmother who used to sew beautiful clothes and all kinds of things for her home and for her children.

Parthena's Creative Life said...

My mom was the first to introduce me to all kinds of crafts. My love for quilting has grown from there. I'm so happy I have a mom that always encourages me to learn and grow.

Mom C said...

My parents and grandparents lived through the Great Depression. We always reused everything, until it wasn't anything bigger than rags and then my grandmother made rag rugs with the scraps. I love to make something out of nothing, or almost nothing. I love the beauty you can create. I love seeing other people's souls through their creativity.

Mom C said...

I'm on your mailing list. congrats on 3 years.

Chelsea Strong said...

My grandfather was a graphic artist/jewlery maker/woodworker. I have a coffee table he made, intricately inlaid with different pieces of wood. I look at that table-now-turned-wall art everyday, and have started on a quilt for my mom using the same pattern!

Anonymous said...

The women in the bible set examples for how to live good lives and for women such as Dorcas whose handiwork and industry was admired and many other women like her who wove and sewed and dyed fabrics and to clothe themselves and their families and sold them to supplement their income. These women have laid down a path for me to follow and I do so gladly for it is the best feeling in the world for me to have made something useful and beautiful as did my mother and grandmother before me.

Anonymous said...

I am glad to be following your blog thank-you for the opportunity too!

californiacheryl said...

My mom always made our clothes and doll clothes. I want to continue by making little things for my grand kids so they can remember me & hopefully carry on the sewing tradition. My mom continues to crochet baby afghans for the great- grand kids and i hope to continue to make quilts for my grand kids as they come along.

aPearantly sew said...

My Mom taught me to sew, and her Mother taught her. So the past is definitely affecting me :) I love looking through my Mom's old fabrics & seeing pieces she's had since I was a little girl, and pieces that were passed on to her from my Grandma. She's even passed a few precious pieces on to me.

sweetcheeks said...

I don't quilt but I do fabric collage and my total art is influenced by my past. I also love making little dresses from the fabrics for my great grand daughters.

Jocelyn said...

This probably isn't what you have in mind, but I have to say that the past is the REASON I craft. I remember when I was a little girl and I would walk to my grandma's house. I would always find her and my aunt there working on something: crochet, knitting, quilting, sewing, embroidery. They didn't just make me sit and watch. One of them would always hand me something basic I could work on, or they would teach me a new skill. Those memories keep my passion for handmade alive. Gifts are so much more special when I've put extra time into making them. I craft BECAUSE of my past.

Jocelyn said...

I tweeted this giveaway! @sparetimeblog

Jocelyn said...

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lilbunnymama said...

The past affects my craftiness in many ways. First, my grandmother taught me to sew when I was growing up so without her I'd not be here. Secondly, life inspires my projects and with each one is a little better because of what I've learned along the way.

lilbunnymama said...

I am on the mailing list.

lilbunnymama said...

Facebooked it: mhasley

Catskill Quilter said...

I remember hearing alot about quilts and quilting during the bicentennial in 1976 -- and I became fascinated with quilts as a result of celebrating our 200th birthday.

Catskill Quilter said...

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Skooks said...

The first person who sat me down and showed me how to sew on her treadle machine was my Nana. Of course . . . she was a terrible sewer so I didn't really get into it until MUCH later, but I feel that I'm tapping into something historic and connecting with sewists of the past when I sit down to make something.

Karen Linton said...

How has the past has affected my sewing? Well, I recently scored some quilts from my grandmother made by her, her mother, and my gr-gr-grandmother. Awesome, huh? As I looked at the work they did - with no fancy gadgets, just a simple machine, some cardboard pattern pieces and paper bag patterns, I realized that I could do that, too. I am the only quilter in my generation on both sides of my family. Someone has to keep the tradition up!

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Karen Linton said...

I tweeted: @savinggrc

Skooks said...

Tweeted @SkooksPlaygrnd

Skooks said...

On the mailing list!!

Karen Linton said...

I facebooked: http://www.facebook.com/savingrc

Karen Linton said...

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Anonymous said...

I am a child of the 70's, and I love love love retro prints!

Anonymous said...

oh, and I'm a follower!

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ElfRenee said...

I love vintage things, so I am inspired by them, the shapes and colors.

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