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Monday, May 12, 2014

Give Away Day May 12, 2014

* oops, I posted this under "supplies" instead of "handmade" at the Give Away Linky Party.  Will move it soon*

Monday, May 12, 2014 is an official Give Away Day sponsored by the Sew Mama Sew blog.  I would like to send this quilted pillow to one lucky person leaving a comment to answer this question. "When you happen upon a fabric you like, how much do you usually buy?  Fat quarter, 1/2 yard, yard, etc?."



I made this 14 inch x 14 inch pillow this year.  The cover is cotton in neutral colors with a touch of blue.  Five of the nine triangles are embellished with French knots of variegated perle cotton.  Back is soft flannel.  Pillow insert is 50% goose down / 50% goose feather.  Cover has wool batting and zipper closure on the back. 




To be eligible for the giveaway, leave a comment telling me how much fabric you buy when buying it just because you like it, by May 16, 8 pm EST.

The winner will be selected randomly on May 18.

I will ship internationally, by May 20.

Stop by Sew Mama Sew to check out the other Give Away Day goodies.  I am off to link up now.

Go Sew,
Jodi B

80 comments:

Sarah said...

What a beautiful pillow cover! When I buy fabric I like I usually buy at least 2 yards, ideally more, because I make clothes too. sarah@forrussia.org

legato1958 said...

I love your fabrics in your pillow cover! So pretty!
I buy 2 yds of a fabric when I love it... plus others in the line to match it!! (Yes, I have a TON of fabric!)

Susie

Mary Stanfield said...

even a zipper, wow! I buy 1/2 yard if it's just because, 1 -1/2 yd if it's such a good basic I think I'd use it for sure.

Liz Rehrauer said...

Sometimes just a fat quarter, but mostly at least a yard.

Beth said...

I usually buy a yard, and then wish I had bought more . . .

Kim said...

I buy one yard. It's large enough for any project.

Jules said...

Gorgeous and the color will match the last quilt I made! I usually buy 1/2 yard if I love it because I'm on a budget and new to building a stash so I love EVERYTHING! Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

What a beautiful pillow cover! I usually buy fat quarters

Victoria said...

It depends on whether it is quilting fabric or garment fabric. I usual buy several yards of fabric for clothing and one yard for quilting.

Desiree said...

usually one yard :)

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Emily C said...

I am on a tight budget, so if buying for fun I usually just pick up a fat quarter or two.

LittleHouseontheDairy said...

If it is for quilting 1/2 yard. For dressmaking 1 or 2 yards

Donna said...

I usually buy a yard. What a lovely pillow!

Susan Solberg said...

Cute pillow! It really depends on how much of the other fabric I am buying, and if I have anything specific in mind when I buy it. I never buy more than 1 yd of fabric, unless I know I will need it. I should change that philosophy though, so I can use large prints as backing.

Lori said...

what a lovely pillow. i tend to pick up a half yard at a time unless i have something specific in mind

Michell said...

I usually buy 1/2 metre

Barb N said...

What a fun pillow! It would match my decor. If I think I have absolutely no use for the fabric but LOVE it, I'll buy half a yard. If I think I could use it for this or that project and I LOVE it, I'll buy a full yard. And if it's down to the last 1.5 yards on the bolt, I'll buy it all! I think that is called hording.

Wild Irish said...

Ideally it would be 1/2 metre

Ellen said...

Lovely pillow. I usually buy a half meter (Canada eh?), or if it's already cut, a fat quarter.

Mara said...

I generally only buy FQ's (I can shop on-line only)but if I have seen it and know that I like it I will get 2 1/2 yards of it, not sure why that number but there it is.

Sallie said...

2 yards

jellybean said...

Fat Quarters or a half yard

Lia*s Handmades said...

I usually buy fatquarters or half yards, because I often make smaller projects :)

Many thanks for the chance on this beautiful pillow, it would match our sofa perfectly.

Digiscrapations said...

Usually a meter maybe two. Thanks for the chance to win.

Tina A said...

When I buy fabric just because I like it, I buy a yard. I'm always worried that if I buy less, I will need more when I decide what to do with it.
Thanks for the chance!

sandyandcosmo said...

If I really love it I buy as much as I can afford!

Beth Brown said...

I usually buy a yard - that is a beautiful pillow!

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Jo said...

I will usually get at least a yard. Love the pillow

Bonnie58 said...

Depending on how much I like it, a minimum of 1 m and sometimes up to 2-3 m. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing

Vicki H said...

Years ago, I would buy 2-3 yards. Now with prices so high, I will buy 1 yard.

Kathy Davis said...

If I really like a fabric but have no idea what I will do with it I usually buy a yard.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Cindy Dahlgren said...

I buy a half yard to a yard.

Angelia Lanouette said...

This pillow is gorgeous! I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts, but if I really love the fabric I will buy 1 yard. Thank you for sharing!

Fran said...

Lovely cushion(pillow)! If I like a fabric a lot, I generally buy a half yard/metre but if it's a fabric I really love I buy a yard/metre. Thanks for the chance to win.

Gina C said...

I used to only buy 1 yard, but I've been making a lot of clothes for my daughter recently, and I've learned that it's best to buy 2-3 yards for most patterns.

mkjmc said...

I usually get a couple of yards if I can't live without it a couple more~
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Linda V said...

I like to buy 1 - 3 yards, depending on my budget at the moment.Thanks for the giveaway.

Crystal Hendrix said...

If I can usually a yard :D

Gill said...

Usually a metre!

WhoMom said...

Usually about 1/2 yard. Your pillow is fabulous!

Libby said...

2 yards is my standard amount for projects that I don't know what I'm using it for !

Rocksteadyemme said...

3 yards for safety!
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Material Girl said...

I usually buy 1 1/2 yard minimum

Material Girl said...

I usually buy 1 1/2 yard minimum

CarrieM said...

I usually buy nothing--unless it is for a project.

Diane said...

I never buy less than 1/2 yard. If I really like it, I will buy more.

Tabitha Keener said...

When I really love a fabric I try to get at least three yards or so. I love your pillow and I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sue said...

Gorgeous pillow! Love the colors! The fabric decides how much I buy. Usually not less than half a yard but if the price is right, I go for 2 yards!!

OhioLori said...

LOOOOOVE your Pillow!!! I usually buy 1/2 yard cuts....unless it is Amazing (LOL)...will buy 1-3 yards

Lee said...

I usually buy no less than 1/2 yard! thanks!

Myself said...

I buy much too many fabrics because I like :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

Nancy Sue said...

I always double whatever I'm shopping for…. double…always….it's kept me out of hot water many times :) I never worry that it's not going to get used.

Kathy H said...

Depends on the price but usually at least a half yard.

Jolien said...

Lovely cover! I always buy "just 'cause I like it". If I'm having some sort of small project in my mind or kid's clothes, I buy a meter, when I want a dress, I play safe and buy 2 or rather 3 meters.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Stephanie said...

I usually buy at least a yard.

Janet said...

Gorgeous pillow! And it would match my couch... If I like a fabric and think it would be good for backing or sashing I will buy 2 to 3 yards. If I just like it I'll buy a yard.

Barbara O. said...

I buy at least a yard, if it's on sale even two or more yards. Thanks for the chance!

mayascreationsdotcom said...

I buy 1 yard most times if I just like a fabric with no use idea. Nice pillow.

Lady J said...

I buy a yard.

Kayla Yapuncich said...

Thanks for the chance! I usually buy a half yard or full yard, depending on how much I love it!

Cynthia Weaver said...

Usually 1 yard depending on how many others I'm buying at the same time!

Michele T said...

I love your pillow!! As for how much fabric I would buy.... It depends if I have extra money to spend!! Sometimes it will only be a FQ and sometimes a metre.

Deb said...

I'd say 1/2 yd is usually good.

sue said...

It depends on the fabric ..... The purchase can vary between 1/2 yd and 2 yards!

aus_chick said...

i usually buy a yard or two - depends on what I *think* it could become!

Jill R. said...

1/2 yard seems to be my go to cut when I'm just buying something that has caught my eye. If it's on super sale, I'll buy more.

Alexis Borsboom said...

A yard makes boy pjs
2.5 makes a skirt for me

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

A fat quarter if I love it but have no immediate plans and 1 yard if I LOVE LOVE it and can already visualise it in a quilt.

Julia Glotova said...

I buy charm packs or FQs.
Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Depending on the price of the fabric, I usually buy a yard. Otherwise, I buy a half yard.

If it is a super deal and I really, really like it, I will buy up to 4 yards.

Rachel Martorano of Ravens Rascals said...

I always buy a yard. Always. :) Beautiful cover! Thanks for the chance!

Mokki said...

If its just one piece of fabric then I buy half a metre, if I like a line of fabric I'll buy fat quarters.

Amanda said...

I usually buy a yard, since I like to make clothing and I want to make sure I'll have enough.

Michelle said...

If I really like the fabric, as much as I can afford!! At least 4 yards.

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

Texas Quilting Gal said...

I buy precuts mostly b/c I know they coordinate! If I need a certain color or theme, I'll get a FQ. I usually only buy yardage of solids and for my backings. Beautiful pillow cover! Would look great in my new guest room!

Anonymous said...

Always buy 1 yard. But if is the end of a bolt see if the rest goes for remnant price then buy that too. Always can find a project for it.

Brenda said...

Since I like scrappy, I usually buy a third of a yard. Lets you cut 10" and maybe 12" pieces easily. More fabric and more flexibility than a FQ, usually for about the same price. Unless I'm thinking background or border possibilities or for a specific pattern, then I'll buy more.

Kathy said...

I tend to buy half yard cuts for quilts, unless I know it's going to be for a background or backing. Then I buy more.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love FQ bundles unless I have a specific pattern. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Breanna S. said...

I tend to purchase 1 yard pieces unless I know I need more for a certain project then I am upset that I don't have a larger piece later.