Textile Stew: Giveaways Galore

Lots of folks, moved by the holiday spirit, are holding giveaways this week:

Heather at A La Mode Fabric is giving away some out-of-print fabrics. (Deadline tomorrow, 12/17/09)

The Fat Quarter Shop, in conjunction with Santa!, is holding a clever giveaway. (Deadline is mysterious)

Pink Chalk Kathy is giving away a copy of Kata Golda’s Hand-Stitched Felt, four fat quarter packs of Rosalie Quinlan’s Grandmother’s Flower Garden fabrics, and 12 Odyssea by MoMo charm packs. (Deadline 12/18/09). And she promises another exciting giveaway on Monday!

and some assorted links for you …

Printsource: Spring 10: African Prints

Printsource on the African Prints trend

Project Runway’s season 7 designers announced … is anyone else waiting for one of our sewing blog heroes to get on the show?

Weeks says Keep an Eye on the Dye! or: why you should always, always pre-wash your cotton fabrics.

Thanks to Amy for pointing me to The Selfish Seamstress. I really like her post titled Dump the Frump: Amateur Mistakes to Avoid in sewing. #1: Do not sew clothes with quilting cotton!

How to re-cover an umbrella, on Threads Magazine.

Melissa Averinos’ book sneak peak and project!

make it digital textiles: Neighbourhood Colour

Melanie Bowles on the student digital textile printing show Neighbourhood Colour


  1. Heather { A La Mode fabric } says:

    Thanks Kim for the shout out!! You are the best ;) Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!!!


  2. Alissa says:

    Yay! That’s my PR7 cast!

    And you have a direct line to the head of casting on the show for those sewing blog heroes to apply. I’ll drop you a line when we’re casting again (not for a bit) so that you can give me the names of people you think I should reach out to.

  3. Amber says:

    i was just going to leave a note saying that was Alissa’s cast :-) and great sewing tip – no wonder I never like the clothes I make – I use quilting cotton! Definitely see some clothing with Anna Maria’s new voile fabrics though – they are amazing!