Giveaway: Farbenmix Fabrics

farbenmix-stack

I previously featured the new prints produced by German pattern/ribbon/embellishments company Farbenmix in this post. The Farbenmix folks were kind enough to send me a big package of fabric and coordinating ribbons! And I’m here today to share the wealth. Tell me your favorite print in the comments, and I’ll draw four names to receive a yard of fabric and a couple yards of ribbon. Comments will close and the winners will be drawn next Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 3pm CDT.

lovebirds-ribbon

LoveChirp by Luzia Pimpinella (amazing photography on her blog!)

liberty-ribbon

Miss Liber-T by mymaki — so cute that Germans would produce this ode to America! In return I will root for Germany in today’s World Cup match. But, Spain fans, don’t worry, I am but an American fair-weather football fan who knows nothing.

mushrooms-ribbon

Fliepis by paulapü

doodles-ribbon

Tattoo Kids by Hamburger Liebe — check out her Spoonflower designs too!

There was an accusation in the earlier post’s comments that the Farbenmix fabrics were not of high quality, so I tested them myself. I cut and machine-laundered and machine-dried 10″ swatches of each print. They didn’t fade one bit as far as I could tell, and a normal amount of shrinkage (2-5% lengthwide and barely any widthwise). They are a lovely medium-weight 100% cotton and were beautifully soft after laundering. See pictures of the laundered swatches alongside the unwashed yardage on Flickr. Apparently there are some knockoffs of these fabrics going around, so maybe that is what the commenter received.

264 Comments

  1. Kristin says:

    the fliepis for sure! mushrooms+pink=happiness!

  2. Jen says:

    What pretty fabric and ribbons! My favorite is Love Chirp, but they’re all lovely.

  3. Jane says:

    all of these prints are so cute, but I think I’d have to pick LoveChirp as my favorite.

  4. Jan says:

    Love the LoveChirp!

  5. Tong says:

    I love Love Chirp! Lovely colours! But they are all so great!

  6. DianeY says:

    I like the tatoo kids the best-but they are all cute. Love the gray background with the splashes of color.

  7. Katie R says:

    LoveChirp is so cute! But they are all great, thanks for sharing the wealth!

  8. Kamal says:

    Out of the 4 here, my favourite is Tatoo Kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Christie says:

    My favorite is the LoveChirp, too!

  10. shannon says:

    i like love chirps–those birds are so cute! :) close second is fliepis–cute mushrooms. i’m usually not too drawn to red white and blue and the stars and stripes as prints on fabric, but that statue of liberty is just too cute!!!!

    thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  11. Caroline says:

    I’m partial to lovechirp myself and a huge fan of Nic Hildebrandt’s ~ But they are all lovely fabrics. So glad they sent you samples. Wish their fabric was a little more accessible in the US – but maybe in time that will come. Thanks for the giveaway

  12. Jennifer says:

    Oh, I love LoveChirp! It’s so cute!

  13. Rossie says:

    Tattoo kids for sure!

  14. Margaret says:

    I love the Lovechirp! Looks like lots of us do!

  15. kylydia says:

    I think Fliepis has to be my favorite. So cute!

  16. Penny G says:

    The love chirp is definitely my favorite.

  17. Virginia says:

    Ohhhh, I love LoveChirp by Luzia Pimpinella. But really how can you go wrong with any of these fabulous fabrics?

  18. Deanna says:

    I have to say Fliepis, I love little mushrooms!

  19. carrie says:

    Oh, it’s LoveChirp all the way for me. I’m a sucker for the neo-Scandinavian motifs!

  20. Heather says:

    Love Chirp is my favorite followed by Tattoo Kids.

  21. fabiana says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    :-)

  22. ~Michelle~ says:

    I would love to get my hands on any of the Farbenmix – all of the prints are so much fun!

  23. Strikkelise says:

    Cool stuff! “Tattoo Kids” is definitely my favourite.

  24. Ich liebe alles! I think Fliepis is my favorite!

  25. Kara says:

    It’s hard to decide, but tattoo kids is my favorite followed by fliepis.

  26. Jane says:

    I am in love with those Tattoo Kids though the psychedelic mushrooms are a close second.

  27. Emma says:

    All of them are lovely..but the lovechirp is my favorite…

  28. Jenny G. says:

    Fliepis is my favorite- I love anything with mushrooms in those colors! But LoveChirp is a very close second.

  29. Sarah H says:

    Love Chirp is my fav. Plus, it would fit perfectly with the quilt I’m currently working on! Love all the colours!

  30. Leandre says:

    LoveChirp is my favorite, but Fliepies is awfully sweet, too. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Lindsay says:

    I can’t decide! But Tatoo kids makes me smile so we’ll go with that.

  32. Megan says:

    LoveChirp for sure. I’m mad about birds!

  33. Line says:

    I love the Love Chirp bundle! Thanks for picking me! ;-)
    linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

  34. Johanna says:

    I love the love chirp fabric!

  35. Kresta says:

    Fliepis is my pick for favorites. That and the ribbon would make the most adorable toddler sundress!

  36. How very generous of you to share your goodies! I’m completely taken with LoveChirps. Love the color and the birds. Thanks so much!

  37. cagun says:

    So cool, these fabrics. I’d like the mushrooms so much. I’m from Germany and I live in USA now, but the worldcup is a must see, for me! (sorry for my english)

  38. corentine says:

    Tattoo Kids by Hamburger Liebe is my favourite ! sounds exciting to have matching ribbons !

  39. Sandra says:

    I love it all but my favorite is Miss Liber-T by mymaki!!
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!
    Sandra

  40. Sam says:

    I love love love the Tattoo Kids fabric and the matching ribbon is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Cathy A says:

    Love Chirp is my favorite!

  42. Melissa P says:

    Love Chirp is the one!

  43. Jennifer Liebmann says:

    Love chirp is so cute I may have buy some!

  44. Rebecca says:

    Tattoo Kids, please!

  45. Katy says:

    I think tattoo kids is my favourite (I’m going to check out her spoonflower designs as soon as I finish this) but they are all really lovely.
    I think European fabrics get an unfair bad press often, maybe because people on other continents aren’t as aware of them and they can be pricey, but I have used many different makes in quilting and have only once found one that bled a lot (and in fairness, it was a dark, dark purple and i didn’t pre-wash it, so more fool me!). They are always great colours and beautiful designs and just different enough to justify the slightly higher prices. I love them!

  46. Steffi says:

    My favorite is the LoveChirp, too! :)

  47. Katie B says:

    They’re all really cute, but LoveChirp is my favorite!!

  48. Holly says:

    Love the LoveChirp!

  49. Fliepis by paulapü is my favorite. I love the tattoo kids too. so cute!

  50. Alisa says:

    All are really cute, but I think I like Fliepis by paulapü the best. Thanks for the chance. I have a complaint about your blog…..it makes me buy way too much fabric :) Thanks you for all the inspiration and wonderful ideas.