Sunday, August 10, 2014

My American Fabric Hoarders and a Giveaway!

I live Internationally, in Greece, and everyone knows that all of the good fabric deals are in America and shipping is crazy.  SO I have some lovely friends that have become my shipping hoarders, Thank you to my awesome quilty buddies that hold on to fabric for me.  When I am in a fabric swap, I always like to "fill up" my package, so I will do my yard or two for the swap and then I ask the swap mama if I can send some more fabric her way so she can load up the package.  This is when I shop at shops that give free shipping so there is no more shipping cost added.  These 3 gals have done this recently for me, Erin of "Sew At Home Mummy" (currently doing a whole Cotton and Steel fabric swaps), Amanda of "What the Bobbin?", she does some really fun swaps (open right now is Round 2 Christmas Brick Swap), and Mel of "Missouri Mel" she does a 1930's continuous fabric swap.
But my Bestest Fabric Hoarder Buddy is Shirley Tener of SIMPLESEW!  Anytime I come across a really, I just can't not buy it fantastic fabric deal, I purchase it and have it sent to Shirley's house.  Now if you are International and don't have a fabric hoarding buddy, you are missing out, get yourself one right away.  Look what Shirley hoarded for me in a recent Southern Fabric $25 Layer Cake deal.
5 Layer Cakes, Weeds, Bee My Honey, Wishes, Color Me Happy and Solstice.
the Kona Jelly roll (Ash) is from Pink Chalk.

Plus 2 Charm Packs, 25th and Pine and New Muslin Mates and my first ever Honeycomb in Simply Style.

To share the love I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to Southern Fabrics, who knows when they will have another $25 Layer Cake deal, or you can check out their Tuesday charm pack $2 deals.  Buy whatever you want if you win, use the Rafflecopter widget below.
Do you want to see what else both Shirley and Erin sent me this week, oh yeah I got 2 packages this week.
From Shirley a Big Ass Box, filled with yummy fabric and books.
Pink Chalk was having a big birthday sale so I got my first Voile.
And some Free Spirit Linen, this has an amazing feel, not harsh at all, will definitely be buying Linen from Free Spirit again.
I bought a whole bunch of yardage of this "Rosey" by Tanya Whelan print to add it to some "Country Girls" to make a dress for my daughter, this is a minty blue color and it's almost a perfect match for the blue in Riley Blakes "Country Girls" line.
see the little blue barn, the "Rosey" has more of a green tint to it, but it will do.
Shirley also sent some extra goodies, books, patterns and magazines.
Cording, Clear Plastic (yes I so need this!) and a doo-hickey, (what am I supposed to do with the blue thing Shirley?  I have no idea what it is?)
And even my kids got some fabric!
One of my favorite designers Ann Kelle, mermaids, and girl and boy superheros.
She also sent some other little gifts for my kids, but they didn't want me to take photographs of them.
Oh and this bundle of Rainbow of Riley Blake Chevrons goes perfectly with the bundle of Rainbow Spot On Tiny Dot Robert Kaufman, that Erin sent!
My first Pearl Bracelets Purchase!  Tone on Tone, lovely additions to the stash
Erin packed these items up for me during the recent American Made Brands Solids Swap.

You can still make something for the Farm to Fabric Challenge.
All 50 American Made Brand Solid Colors in Brick Charm form (5"x10")
She also sent me some extras, machine needles, sewing needles, 2 FQ's of Liberty Tana Lawn, and 2 Half Yards of AGF!
Now this is where you can win, you see I made some shorts for my daughter with the Liberty Fabric, but so sad they are to small, you can read about my experience and the book review here.  Good news Erin's daughter is smaller than mine, so this pretty little fabric is now going back to Erin all sewed up.  I would like your vote in the "Shorts on the Line" challenge.
You will need to log in, to "Heart" my shorts and I hope you don't mind doing this, voting continues until 6pm EST on Thursday, August 14th.

I also want your vote on my Singer Sewing Machine Block, this vote is easy, you don't have to sign up for anything and you can vote EVERYDAY!  till August 31st!  (the link for that is on my side bar, you can also add this link to your blog by going here and at the bottom in blue is a "Vote For Me" widget that you can copy, go to layout on your blog and enter it in the "Add a Gadget" HTML code area.  If you DO want to sign up, you can be entered in a contest to win a Singer Iron from Quilting Daily.

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  1. Ohh... looks like you picked up lots of great stuff! I have a few charm packs of the Weeds fabric (my sister picked them out) - its such a limited colour palette, but there are some neat prints in there.

  2. That's how you do it? I thought you had won the lottery!

  3. wow - those are some amazing boxes of fabric!

  4. The blue thang is for a hot iron to sit on.. I finally got my Oliso.. Glad you learned to make paper airplanes .. I hope I win too thanks for the giveaway..

  5. PS if your a fabric Horder use your own boxes not those priority ones.. its cheapier..

  6. I'm happy to hoard fabric for you again whenever you need it. Happy to vote for you, too. Right now I have a survey going to see what preferences people have for swaps and I'm figuring out how I want to do the next one. Have a lovely week, lady! :)

  7. Voted for both! Don't know how to put buttons on my blog though...sorry!

  8. You've got good fabric buddies!

  9. Wow are you lucky! Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I wish when you voted the red button would do something...... Good luck !! I voted today

  11. I guess with the time zone it want let me in the widget box to make do it again..

  12. Fabric hoarding buddy what a fun an useful idea :) Looks like great addition for your stash!

  13. oh gosh!!! How adorable are those shorts and the button jar!!!! Beautiful job, I love them both!

  14. I voted for everything! Great idea having buddies! I love your button block

  15. I went to see all the entries but can tell how many votes each one has.... Your the winner in my eyes..

  16. Thank you so much, you have so my day!