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?


But don't forget you get 3 bonus entries by doing the following:

  • 1. Tweet the giveaway! Copy this:
Comment for a chance to win this weeks giveaway at @Fabricworm #giveaway #fabric: http://bit.ly/
nQ8plu

Then make sure to add an additional comment to this post with your twitter ID
  • 2. Facebook the giveaway! Copy this:
Comment for a chance to win this weeks giveaway at @Fabricworm : http://bit.ly/nQ8plu

Then make sure to add an additional comment with your facebook ID


and post an additional comment that you joined the mailing list.

Please no more than 4 comments/entries per contest post. Also leave an email or account ID so we can contact you when if you are a winner.

Happy Sewing!
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Ryan Roth Photography said...

I wasn't taught how to quilt but I have recently learned. I am loving every part of quilting. I am making so many memories for my family and I think the best thing about quilting is teaching my 7 year old daughter. I hope she carries the tradition far beyond my years.

madebykk said...

certainly my mother

Debbie D said...

I,ve always enjoyed sewingu, even when I was a little girl making doll dresses

Two Madels said...

I try to create beautiful things that can help create memories so remembering those moments from my own past give me inspiration and gorgeous fabric makes it a reality!

galit said...

I started sewing on my Grandma's old sewing machine...

galit said...

I already joined the mailing list!

galitw222@gmail.com

Anne said...

I enjoy studying photos of antique quilts, and then mimicking those designs and color combinations. I often pick up vintage fabric pieces or scraps at estate or yard sales and use them to give my projects vintage appeal.

Anne said...

I am on your mailing list!

Anonymous said...

I live in the Appalachian Mountains of NC, where the past is with us all of the time. Our artistic and musical culture is still remarkably similar to how it was years ago, and I know this affects me as a crafter.

Mitchgreen said...

I think sometimes unconsiously I make choices of my fabric for a quilt and it is only later that the look or the combination will remind me of something from the past.

mjb said...

My grandmother's quilting was my first introduction to the craft.

AmAzOn said...

The past inspires a lot of what I make. My Mammaw shares her vintage stash eith me and I LOVE using this material to make "old-timey" dresses for my girls. I LOVE the past and all its GREATNESS!!!

AmAzOn said...

I TWEETED the giveaway!!!

https://twitter.com/#!/AmAzOmBiElOpEz

AmAzOn said...

I SHARED the giveaway on FB!!!

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1301973095

AmAzOn said...

I am already signed up for your mailing list!!

chinl7@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My mother was always sewing something when I was a child. A lot of my holiday outfits were handmade by her. I never fully appreciated it at the time, but as an adult I appreciate the time and sentiment. Now that I have a little one, I'm definitely getting into it more!

Anonymous said...

Facebooked! https://www.facebook.com/sweetteal

Anonymous said...

Tweeted! http://twitter.com/sweet_teal

Shannon Gillman Orr said...

Colors pallets from history are so inspiring. I like to use old pallets in new ways.

Shannon Gillman Orr said...

Just tweeted this @jmstudiosol

Shannon Gillman Orr said...

I'm on the mailing this too! Thanks for the chance to enter.

ten_c said...

I love seeing the items that my mum created for me in the past as a bub and using them as inspiration to create things for my little boy!
I've linked to facebook and joined the mailing list! your fabrics are awesome - will be ordering shortly! thanks

em's scrapbag said...

Old quilts are full of inspiration for me.

em's scrapbag said...

I'm on the mailing list.

karenNC said...

I would say that no matter where I have been financially at different times in my life,I could sew and create and make happiness! :)

Sally said...

I'm already on your mailing list. Love getting it.

Sally said...

I come from a family that's always sewing something. My mom was a great needlepointer and my sister also needlepoints, knits and crochets. My grandmother died at a very young age, but left behind 1 quilt, the minute I saw it I knew I wanted to learn to quilt

Susan said...

I love that color combination.

The past has affected my crafting in that I was taught to sew/knit by my mother, and I had examples of women in my family who crafted in order to provide for their families in beautiful, practical, loving ways.

kakes005 said...

My mom and aunt used to sew childrens clothing for a living. They taught me and my cousins how to sew at a early age. Its something I always come back to. Its a great creative outlet for me.
They definitely influenced me, since now I sew clothes for my daughter and quilt.
I even gave them full credit in my senior dissertation for college! Their craftiness is amazing!

kakes005 said...

I signed up for the news letter,
kakes005@gmail.com

kakes005 said...

tweeted you! kakes005

kakes005 said...

and facebooked!
Katie Kes-Pick

Nancy said...

I've been influenced by the past in the form of the quilters who have come before me. Namely my great grandmother, who's guilt hangs on the wall in the house I grew up in. By my grandmother who's quilt lays on the bed in my guest room. And by my mother who's quilt covers my baby when she sleeps. All told, I wouldn't be a quilter if I hadn't had others quilt before me. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

sagittmama said...

I'm on your mailing list!

Jenniffier said...

My grandmother and mother quilted so now I do too

Jenniffier said...

I am a follower

Brandy said...

My mother used to sew a lot and I find myself following in her footsteps...I guess growing up around a sewing machine rubbed off on me.

Brandy said...

Facebooked the giveaway!

Brandy said...

Already on the mailing list!

Sally B said...

I didn't know my grandmother very well, but she quilted...now I get to enjoy and be inspired by her quilts even though she isn't around to see that I am now a quilter

Sally B said...

I'm also on your mailing list

Jennifer A. Howell-Stephens said...

Using vintage patterns, hemlines, and fabrics make me smile.

Browngirl said...

my most fun fashion memories are of when i was younger, going through my mom's closet, trying on her dresses, sarees (in gorgeous fabrics from all over the world) - those colors, materials and styles still inspire me today

tamara said...

I guess the past affects everything about us. I remember an older relative of mine giving me feed sacks that had been saved to make quilts and clothes. I used them to make a quilt and have loved quilting and it's history ever since. Thanks for the memories and the giveaway!

Shanelle said...

I like to use fresh, modern materials and prints to make old, traditional patterns. Our foremothers did the same thing all the time--they were constantly taking something old and making it hip again.

Deb said...

The past has influenced my sewing because I used to help my mom cut out squares of fabric with a 3" piece of cardboard and scissors. We have it so easy today with rotary cutters! I guess i fell in love with quilting back then because I definitely love fabric and quilting today!

Deb said...

I'm already on the mailing list.

Monica said...

My Mom taught me to sew 23 years ago. She passed away a few months ago and I can't quit thinking about how thankful I am that she taught me. Sewing brings me great joy, because of my Mom.

Monica said...

I'm signed up for the newsletter

Caroline said...

I've learned quite a lot from my grandmother, however I'm trying to branch off and do 'my own' with her style still in what I do

Caroline said...

Tweeted, @Carostar680

Caroline said...

Im also on the mailing list :-)

MoeWest said...

There are no other quilters in my family, but I'm able to find so much quilt inspiration online. I love to look at quilts made long ago.

MoeWest said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/MoeWest/status/92236690017628160

MoeWest said...

I'm on the mailing list.

Joyce said...

My mum's (mostly) trusty Singer, my grandma's gift to me on my 17th birthday: a handsewn cap, feelings of comfort and joy (cue Christmas song) knowing that each handsewn piece has love in it.

Joyce said...

I am already on the mailing list. And loving it!

sarah said...

My great-grandmother pieced a quilt, which her daughter, my grandmother quilted for my wedding. These kinds of handcrafted gifts from my heritage inspire me to create heirlooms for my children. In a way the past inspires the future

Rebecca Lynne said...

I am a huge art history buff with a focus on textiles so the past influences my sewing a lot. My favorite projects involve finding a historical quilt and reproducing it using modern fabrics. My daughters baby quilt is an 18th C design using Amy Butler & Valori Wells prints!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Of course I am on the mailing list!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Facebooked to all my crafty friends!

Facebook.com/davisonmarch

The Fam said...

My grandmother's stitching has influenced my work more than anything.

Shannoncarman@yahoo.com

de stikdoos said...

i love your fabrid, I follow th eblog now

de stikdoos said...

I posted it on my facebook

de stikdoos said...

and i joined the newsletter

cathe said...

I am from Norway so please excuse my bad writing.My grandmother made me many nice clothes when i was a child and now that i am a grandmother myself i sew for my granddaughter.The past with my grandmother teaching me how to make clothes has affected my sewing because i have inherrited her old books,patterns and a lot of old fabric that i now use for my granddaugters clothes.So in our family the sewing goes on and on and on.....

Lucie said...

My mom has always crafted which inspired me to craft as a child. Her inspiration and past and current encouragement keeps me going. Lucie (Lucka73601@gmail.com)

StephanieC said...

i love the silhouettes of vintage dresses- they inspire me to sew new things scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/92398496979746816 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

lorraine said...

I LOVE the fabric with sunglasses

lorraine said...

Heres the link to my tweet @laneycath

http://twitter.com/#!/laneycath/status/92471761714679809

sew.mad5 said...

Coming from a family of sewers and passing on my skills to daughters and grandaughters has taught me that this wonderful craft can captivate and inspire all generations. We can all leave something creative behind for future generations to admire and be inspired by.
best wishes Winsome

Lucky Lark said...

The sound of the sewing machine treadle, my Grandma stitching away lit in golden light from the table lamp set on the old Singer. Born in 1901, she was a farmer's wife who loved to sew. I still have one of the impeccably tailored suits she made for my aunt in the 40's.

nlyons said...

Happy childhood memories influence my crafting.

Allie said...

I am inspired by my past... remaking my own old dresses for my little girl!

Ellie said...

My past is my inspiration - with new bits thrown into the melting pot. Each project sewn is like a jigsaw :) x

Love is the Movement said...

My current sewing and crafting has definitely been inspired by an entire lifetime of being a Girl Scout. I learned to do all sorts of crafts from a young age, and it has certainly given me a desire to keep learning about new crafting opportunities!

Cornelia said...

The past has definitely influenced my work. Despite my modern style, I am indebted to those before who taught me the rudiments of my craft, namely my grandmother and great-grandmother, the scores of quilt-shop employees who have answered my questions through the years, and the instinctual desire to use all my resources and to keep the ones I love warm.

Amanda said...

I love to make quilts that remind me of the ones my grandma used to make, where you make do with the scraps you have and it still comes out beautifully!

Amanda said...

My mom and grandmother both sewed and taught me to sew. I am definitely influenced by them in my sewing/crafting and strive to make them proud.

Holly said...

How has the past affected my sewing? My great grandmother was the first to attempt to teach me anything crafty and then the line continued to my grandmother and my mom so if it were not for the women from my past I would not be doing anything crafty.

Holly said...

I posted to twitter this week as well on @ingramhollyann

haingram@gmail.com

Holly said...

I posted the link on my facebook:
HollyAnnIngram

haingram@gmail.com

Oso said...

I come from a long line of talented crafters and it was almost as natural as breathing. Shame on me I haven't inherited their talent, but I do what I can.

Oso said...

I'm on your mailing list!

jim said...

whenever I am having difficulty choosing fabric combinations, I remind myself that my favourite quilt is one my husband's grammy made. She certainly did not have websites to pour over, blogs about colour combination etc.. she used what she had; be it old aprons, dresses and the like and it turned out wonderful!

Hum... said...

I just love the old times!!

Barbara said...

I will be a grandmother for the first time this coming October. My future grand daughter Zoe Isabelle is my inspiration. I cant wait to see her for the first time and wrap her in all the things I have been making for her. I hope she will love and cherish them when she gets older.

Reader Owl said...

my grandmother was such a craftsman and fabric artist - she inspires me

Reader Owl said...

my grandmother was quite a craftswoman and fabric artist. she inspires me

Pinkdixie said...

I love to get these sales e-mails. I get to see the most beautiful fabrics. The current decor give a way is perfectly timed for the headboard project I just decided to tackle. Fingers crossed.

Pinkdixie said...

I love to get these sales e-mails. I get to see the most beautiful fabrics. The current decor give a way is perfectly timed for the headboard project I just decided to tackle. Fingers crossed.

LadyBirdBerson said...

Being a brand new mommy (Sophie is 12 weeks), I sometimes dress my daughter in clothes that I wore when I was a baby. And seeing all of the retro inspired fabrics at fabricworm, I can make brand new clothes for her, that remind me of things I wore, and that she can pass on to her babies someday.

Karin_Aiello said...

I love the old and the new coming together. The old techniques and styles, vintage fabrics, all being combined with a more modern twist with more negative space and the new fabrics. So much fun!

Karin_Aiello said...

I tweeted this giveaway @marcsgirl

Karin_Aiello said...

I facebooked it too!! facebook.com/karin.aiello

kmowen said...

The blankets that my Grandma used to make us inspired me to start sewing so that I could sew for one for a little one lost too early

Amy said...

I've been scanning family photos to create archives for my grown-up sons. There were so many pictures of my sister and I, back in the early 50s, dressed in matching outfits sewn by my mother. I aspire to create things with as much care and love!

Amy said...

I am on your mailing list.

SWK said...

I like so many other "commenters" learned about quilting and sewing from my grandmother. I feel like sewing was lost to some degree on my mother's generation, shunned as a way to rage against a notion that they as women should be resigned to darning socks. I am so excited that sewing is now cool again...

Lisa said...

I love mixing traditional sewing techniques & patterns with bright and modern fabrics.

Gretchen said...

The past....ahhh...my grandmother used to sew, but unfortunatley I did not take up the hobby until after way after she passed:( I was, however, given her old sewing box and used some of her thread in my last quilt and dress I made, I almost cried. Also, my Aunt used to make my clothes as a young girl, I really wish I would have paid attention back then, ((sigh)) Anyway, I have started making my daughter skirts and then basic quilts for my family, it makes me feel connected to them even though I can no longer see them, and I would like to hope that it makes them proud of me.

alibé said...

I'm a follower!!

alibé said...

My grandmother always did crafts with us as kids and I love her vintage sewing machine and I've always loved vintage style fabrics.

Margaret said...

I am on the mailing list, thanks for the chance to win :)

Margaret said...

I am a facebook follower already :)

Cristina said...

I like the idea of duplicating some of the clothes I had as a kid in the Seventies for my daughter. I don't actually have any of those clothes so I have to base it all on photos and memories.

Calikisses said...

I am already on your mailing list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Calikisses said...

My dad always used to make things when I was little (a toybox, help with school projects, etc), and taught me how to make things. After I bought my first sewing machine he was the one who helped me thread it and learn about it. Since then I have loved sewing, and have always loved other crafty things as well

Trynsimple said...

I think the past has most inspired my crafting in the depression-era way of thinking about using every little thing until it has absolutely no use anymore. And make everything in your house beautiful AND useful.

Rita said...

I'm on your mailing list;)!

Linda said...

How this reminds me of my 94 year old aunt who has shared her retro fabric thoughts of her past with my gentration. Her years of sewing has tied a thread to us today .With all her retro fabric quilts of the past.

Fran said...

I'm inspired by my late grandmother who was a skilled sewer & a lovely, kind & thoughtful person. I think of her often when I'm making a quilt.

Fran said...

I'm already on your mailing list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Relish said...

I am absolutely inspired by my mother in laws quilts from the 1970's. They were made using dress fabrics, very controversial as they were not traditional but they are a beautiful representation of a period of time.

Relish said...

And I'm a newsletter recipient. I heart fabric worm and can't wait for my next order to arrive...

Belinda said...

Since my mother and grandmother were both crafty, I grew up seeing that. And the lovely quilts my grandmother had inspired me to start that as well.

Belinda said...

Already signed up for the newsletter!! Thanks!

Holly said...

I am amensista on facebook and twitter as well as gmail. I tweeted and facebooked the link to your contest. :)

meli B said...

Love your bundle. I am on your mailing list and eagerly await your next installments.

meli B said...

Just sent your Tweet to the world from melib59.

Andrea said...

I love fabrics, colors and designs reminiscent of the 1930s through 1970s.

BaileyGirl5 said...

Very cool prints!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I get your newsletter

Aisle 3 said...

Upcycling old linens and clothing to sew with makes me feel so daydreamy! I will see something old and raggedy at the thrift store and immediately feel warm and cozy, and know that I have to make something out of it.

These retro fabrics are so cute! I rarely use new fabric, so winning this would be a treat for sure. Plus, I'm getting ready to move, so this would be some good design inspiration for the new place!

Aisle 3 said...

@upcycleyourlife

Aisle 3 said...

http://www.facebook.com/upcycleyourlife

Aisle 3 said...

I think I might already be on the newsletter mailing list, but I resigned up just in case! Thanks for the opportunities to win! I just pledged to Buy Nothing New in October, so winning something new would be raaaaaad! ;)

PS: I did a project with some fabric worm fabric this summer, created an address sign with an old vintage window and four fabulous fabrics. Turned out great and get tons of compliments!

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