May Giveaway Day: Happy Scraps


We interrupt this Spring Quilt Market coverage to bring you Sew, Mama, Sew!’s May Giveaway Day! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow the link and get lost in hundreds of giveaways from crafty blogs worldwide.


I recently realized most of my giveaways on this site have been books and gift certificates — what kind of self-respecting fabric blog am I? We need some free fabric here. So I did what I’ve been meaning to do for a long time: reduce my overflowing scrap bins.


I made up eight packs, separated by color. And one pack of dots. There is vintage mixed with new in each pack, mostly quilting cottons, but also a few blends, linens, and corduroy pieces. They range from tiny, odd shapes to fat quarters. I had lots of blues so there are two of those.


The Rules! To be eligible to win a scrap pack, please leave a comment here and specify your favorite pack: pink, orange/yellow, greens, blues, purple, brown, dots. What I’m going to do is generate a random number list, and go down the list to pick the first person who specified each pack. So if you don’t say which one you like best, you’ll be skipped over!

As per Sew, Mama, Sew!’s suggestion, the comments will be open through Sunday, May 31, 2009 (10pm Central U.S. time). This drawing is open to anyone in the world. Good luck!



Oh and P.S., sorry for the poor lighting in the photos, we seem to be having a monsoon here in Austin today.


  1. Kara says:

    Such a tough choice – I think I’ll go with pinks. I love the dots too, but since I have to choose one, pinks is it!
    millkara [at]

  2. Kim says:

    You have some great scraps! I love both the pinks & the greens, but I think the pinks win my vote.

  3. heather says:

    Oooh, I love the blues!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Kristy says:

    Great giveaway! Oh man, it’s so hard to choose. I’ll have to go with the oranges/yellows. Thanks!

  5. Heather says:

    Greens, Greens, Greens… I just LOVES me some Greens! Thanks Kim… your the best!

  6. Jo says:

    Oooh mama gotta go for the dots! I can feel a dotty quilt coming on…


  7. Natalija says:

    Hard to choose, but I’ll go with DOTS :)

    Thank you for the giveaway! Please include me in the drawing.

    stitchsavesnine (at) yahoo (dot) com

  8. Jessica says:

    Purples! Great giveaway, thanks!

  9. anne says:

    ooh, the orange are the absolute best! thank you for the giveaway!

  10. Pauline Perh says:

    Pink! I tend to make lots of pink stuff…. I guess I really like pink.

  11. kbonikowsky says:

    Purple!! I have a 5-year-old daughter that is obsessed with purple

  12. jodie says:

    This is so exciting that you have all decided to do this. I am loving your giveaway fabrics so my fingers are crossed. I am going to go with brown first, but if that’s gone orage then bright blue. I am just hoping to win anything :)

  13. Liesl says:

    Oh, decisions, decisions! I’ll try my hand at the orange/yellow bunch. I think summer is calling. :)

  14. Sue Cahill says:

    Pink, please! My most favorite of colors.

    I love other people’s scraps.

    Sue Cahill (sboetsue at yahoo dot com)

  15. Jenna Z says:

    Oh my gosh!! How to choose!! I love blues, but those dots are adorable too! Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Celeste Cruz says:


  17. Kelly says:

    Tough, tough choice, but I am loving the purples today. This is so great.


  18. Amy says:

    I’m going to have to say orange/yellows, but I really love them all!

  19. Kris says:

    Really tough choice, but I think I could use some orange/yellow. Thanks!

  20. Ashley says:

    ooooh. I like blue! Or green!! So pretty.

  21. Juli says:

    Awesome giveaway!! I’m saying GO GREEN baby!!

    juli [dot] davis [at] gmail [dot] com

  22. Karen says:

    oh yummy….I think purple.

  23. Andrea says:

    Oh I hope I win!!!! I think my favorite is the green!

  24. Elizabeth says:

    I’m a sucker for blues anytime, and that second picture with the lighter blues looked lovely!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  25. Jennifer says:

    PINK! Wow, such a hard choice! Thanks!

  26. Valerie says:

    Ooh! Pretty scraps! I’d love the orange/yellow scraps : )

  27. Liz says:

    Blue! Oh my gosh–this is awesome!

  28. Andrea says:

    Wow, this is a much harder assignment than I thought. Pick only one! eep. This is why I’m a buffet girl, because choosing is HARD. Ok. I’m going to go Blue. Preferably the one with the spacemen fabric in it. I have a baby boy, and his papa loves all things sci fi, so we need spaceman fabric.

  29. Joanna says:

    I’m gonna have to go with browns! The yellow/orange would be my second choice…

  30. Paula says:

    This is great, please count me in for one of the blues, thanks!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  31. Julie says:

    Ack! I would *love* the orange pack. I’ve been saving fabric for a scrappy orange quilt for years. It’s so difficult to find oranges.

  32. Judy D. says:

    i love the dots!

  33. Sarah N says:


  34. Linda says:

    What a terrific giveaway, I’d have to say pink, but those yellows and oranges are calling me too. so glad I found your blog, I could spend hours reading through past posts.

  35. I LOVE polka dots! and if someone gets them :) , I love blues too!

  36. Karen says:

    orange… then purple…. then dots
    you asked for options, right? ;)

  37. Vanese C. says:

    oooh purple!. fantastic.

  38. Carolina V. says:

    OMG!!! I would love the orange pack. Thanks!

  39. Sherri says:

    Blue!!! I love blue but have recently realized I don’t have very much…must be because I use it a lot!

  40. Stacey says:

    I really like the green pack–great designs! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Grace says:

    I vote for the green pack. The brown pack is intriguing, too, though. But I simply LOVE the apple print.

  42. Chen says:

    ooooh pink because everyone needs more pink in their lives…

  43. Barb says:

    Oh, hard to choose, but I’ll go with ORANGE!

  44. Marsel says:

    Aagghh — too hard to pick! I think purple…

  45. Amber says:

    I’ve been really into dots lately so I’m going with dots…glad I’m not the only one with a “scrappy” giveaway :-)

  46. Erin Compton says:

    I vote for Green I love the green pack.

    The Orange and Brown would be my second choices, if I had one. ;-)

    The dots are so cute too! Would it be a no no to enter for all the ones we like? :-P

  47. Linda says:

    …..DOTS…..I love dots! Thanks!

  48. MichelleB says:

    How generous of you! I’m going with the Greens. I don’t buy many greens and can use some more.

  49. Catherine says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I really like the orange/yellows!

  50. DianeY says:

    I think the greens look cool!