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. Rie says:

    I can’t decide between dots or green – you choice for me!

  2. Nishi says:

    I LOVE greens and also LOVE dots. What cool scrap packs!!! hope I win.

  3. Costumista says:

    I just can’t resist the purples… My daughter’s favorite color and my second favorite!

  4. Amy says:

    I would love an orange/yellow pack. Those are my two favorite colors, other than plaid of course.

  5. Helen says:

    Ohhhhh, I’d love the purple pack!

    Happy giveaway day!

  6. kern says:

    Orange, no blue! No dots, maybe one of the blues.

    Ummm. I like them all.

  7. Jeanie says:

    Thanks for a great giveaway ! Brown for me :)

  8. Corvus says:

    I, like everyone else, love them all. Blues, I suppose. Or dots. Or blues. Or…

  9. Katrina says:

    I adore the dots!

  10. joske says:

    They’re all lovely and I would be delighted to receive any package! Since you’re making me pick one, I really like the green with the cute apple fabric! Thank you!

  11. Maggie says:

    Thank you for hosting this great giveaway.

    I dig the purple.

  12. Kelley says:

    LOVE LOVE LLOVE the greens :-) what a cool giveaway! thanks so much for your generosity to your bog readers

  13. meg says:

    gimme some dots, baby.

  14. christine says:

    My favorite is the green pack.

  15. Polly says:

    Definitely the greens!

  16. Barbara says:

    My favorite is the orange/yellow pack. They all look great though.

  17. Toni says:

    Greens, please!! Thanks!

  18. BreannS says:

    I love the browns package.

  19. Jennifer says:

    I’d pick pink. Thanks!

  20. Karen says:

    Green would be my color of choice! Oh how fun this is! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Greens!! They are ALL beautiful, but I’m really into greens right now!

    Hugs & Blessings!

  22. Carolyn says:

    What a clever way to pick the winners! And what a fabulous prize! I hope I win the Purple set. My next quilt is for my DD’s purple bed. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I’m new to sewing…so I’d love any of them! I’ll choose purple though…

  24. mub says:

    Great giveaway! I’d go for the orange/yellow pack =)

  25. Elaine says:

    I love them all, but I will narrow it down to the greens. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  26. Karen says:

    Dots dots and more dots!

  27. Emily says:

    Purple! I need to make a purple quilt. Thank you!

  28. Concha says:

    Blues for me! Blues for me! :)

  29. Misty.Creek says:

    I can’t pick. I guess the pink would be my favorite!

  30. Amanda says:

    I Love the oranges. Such a great giveaway.

  31. sherri s. says:

    Love the brown pile (oh, and the dots, but I had to pick just one, right? no fair! ;) Thanks!

  32. Amby Barnes says:

    The brown! I love the bird in frames fabric. I had half a yard of it that I used sparingly and can’t find anymore.

  33. Laurie Star says:

    Oooh… what a wonderful giveaway! Please enter me in for the pinks! :) Thanks for the opportunity!

  34. Mary P says:

    Orange/yellow. I’m trying to grow that area of my stash!

  35. Mary says:

    So hard to choose! PINKS!
    What fun, thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

    ugli.tangelo.fruit at gmail dot com

  36. Ginny says:

    Hard choice, but PINK!!!

  37. Jessica says:

    I’m a spartan, so GO GREEN! :) What a cool idea!

  38. Lisa says:

    Those greens look great, so GREEN for me!

  39. juie k says:

    Such a hard choice. I’m going to have to go for green. Thanks!

  40. Suzy says:

    Oh I like them all but I’ll choose green too!

  41. I choose the Orange/yellow scrap bag!
    Thank you for the great giveaway and the chance to win!

  42. Heidi says:

    I love the green scraps! (ok, I love all of them, but you forced me to choose!)

  43. Melanie says:

    Ooh, greens for me please. Excellent giveaway, I’m loving the scrappy fun!

  44. Jaime says:

    What a cool giveaway! I would be excited for the purples! (They are calling to me…)

    Thanks so much!
    xoxoxo Jaime

  45. Libby says:

    I was going to say blue, and then I realized that EVERYTHING in my stash is blues. So I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and going ORANGE !!

  46. jesse says:

    I pick the orange/yellow. Although since I think I have to be first to win, and I’m currently last I won’t hold my breath…of course since it is 3:30 am and I should be sleeping maybe I misread the rules and I’ll be the big fat winner!!!

  47. Penelope says:

    Hi! despite this being comment no. 794, I am still optimistically throwing my hat in the ring for:

    the browns

    thanks for the giveaway! such a lovely idea.

  48. Tanya Holt says:

    Hi- thanks for the giveaway, the greens are my favourite- though it was a hard choice!

  49. Stacey says:

    Oh boy it’s too hard to choose! But I’ll have to say “Pink”!