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. mariana says:

    Wooww! Though choice!! But I can’t resist to that vintage space boys fabric and I’ll go with the blues!

  2. Ali says:

    Wow! What lovely, delicious bundles of fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity :)

  3. Sonja says:

    I can’t pick just one!!!!
    Orange, but it hurt to do it :)

  4. nana says:

    ooooh, I almost missed it, I pick green

  5. Amy says:

    I’d LOVE to win any and all of them but if I had to choose it would be the DOTS collection!!

  6. Gene Black says:

    Dots! Dots, dots.

    Did I mention the Dots are probably my favorite?

  7. Jenny says:

    pinks please
    (and it is my birthday tomorrow – this would be such an excellent present!)
    thank you!

  8. heather says:


  9. Tia Webb says:

    With 2 girls has to be pinks!!

    Love the little fishies!!!

    Tia xxx

  10. Mel says:

    Hi my name is Mel and I am a lover of blue and brown :D
    x Mel

  11. johanna says:

    Love them all but it would have to be the orange/yellow!

  12. Jenni says:

    LOVE the green! Living in the woods, I’m surrounded by green out every window and I would love to bring some of that indoors with your lovely fabric. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway!

  13. Bammom says:

    Let’s see, I’d like the pinks, no wait, the blues or maybe the purples. But the dots!! Heck, if I am lucky enough to win, you can pick.

  14. Marcijo says:

    I like the pinks

  15. Cassie says:

    I like the dots, the variety is pretty.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  16. Erin says:

    I love the greens! My favorite color.

  17. __L__ says:

    Wohhh! marvelous giveaway, for appliqués !!!
    Thank you !
    For me the green one has something more!!
    Lisa (France)

  18. Missy says:

    Wow, what a fantastic gift! I would like the pink one should I be picked. =) Thanks!
    missyschwartz (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. orange/yellow! great giveaways :)

  20. abby says:

    i’ll have to say blue! the color of the sea & sky. abby

  21. michelle says:

    how do i choose? this time, orange/yellow! thanks so much, fabulous site!

  22. K says:

    I’m choosing purple with green as a second choice (just in case).

  23. rebecca says:

    i’d love to be entered for the greens please!

  24. Liz says:

    aaaahhhhh the choices! i’m going to go with dots…cuz i love ‘em….biting nails, hoping i win!

  25. kellee says:

    Wow! What a generous giveaway! I’d love to be considered for the greens, but really they’re all so pretty any would be great! Thanks!

  26. Annie says:

    Oh, they’re all so pretty! I think I like the blues the best though. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. Allison says:

    So beautiful! My first choice would be orange–but I’d also love to have pinks, greens, blues, etc, etc!

  28. Stacie says:

    I am picking the greens. That apple fabric is too cute. I would pink for second place!

  29. Leah Finn says:

    I LOVE green, so that would be my choice. However, my stash could use some Purples too:-)… Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  30. Leah says:

    It was hard. Toss up between dots and greens, but I really have to go with GREEN! Yup, totally, the GREEN one.

  31. Megan says:

    OOooh so hard to choose! Wish I could sign up for dots and pink! haha

    but make it… DOTS! I would love that!

    Thanks for the giveaway and check out mine!

  32. Brina says:

    hello and thank you for the giveaway. what a lovely blog you are. DOTS please.

  33. Kate says:

    Just one?!? They are all so pretty. I think the oranges win it though.

  34. VickiT says:

    Wow. Such cute fabrics peeking out of each of those packages. I have to go with my absolute favorite color though and say how much I’d love to win the purples. That was really hard though because the brown has one of my favorites right there on top. LOL

    Thank you very much for the chance to win. I’m also going to be subscribing to your RSS feed as well.

  35. pam says:

    oooh! sign me up for orange/ yellow. I want to do an orange/aqua quilt next. Thanks for a great website!

  36. Tammi says:

    Ooh, I love the blues. Thanks so much.

  37. Pamela S says:

    Thanks for your generous giveaway! Count me in ~ I love the dots!

  38. Carly says:

    So pretty! I like the greens best!

  39. Holly says:

    Dots! what a great idea!

  40. christine says:

    oh, what a great giveaway! i wish i would have thought of that. i would love to win the orange.

  41. kat says:

    I love the pink pack! (the browns are lovely too but pinks are the pick for me!) thank you as always for the true-up rundown!

  42. Lisa says:

    Firstly thanks for your website and all the wrap up of the spring quilt market. It’s lovely seeing all the upcoming fabrics. I like the blue pack. Cheers.

  43. Andrea says:

    Love the orange! My big girl’s fav color! I’ll be back to visit your site, love it!

  44. eydie says:

    I would love the orange stash. I love your true up blog.What inspiration!!!

  45. brenda says:

    I’d go for the pink/orange. thanks

  46. Becky says:

    Purple! Purple! Shucks, all those packages are wonderful!

  47. Jamie says:

    I actually love all of them! But, I’ll go with green and keep my fingers crossed!

  48. rae says:

    i choose blues….especially the one with the lil astronauts! ;) thanks for the opportunity!

  49. Katherine says:

    Orange! I need to do more with orange and blue and brown.

  50. Tonya says:

    pinks! Thanks for a great giveaway