Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fugly Fabric...a Giveaway

Charm About You

Lucy Charm About You is having a Fugly Fabric linky party.
If you don't know what that is think Batiks, cheesy prints and fluorescent colors.
You don't have to have ugly fabrics. 
You can also have fabrics that you have fallen out of love with.
Or fabrics that just don't float your boat anymore.
But remember two sayings that I have heard about ugly fabrics;
"One woman's trash is another one's treasure"
and 
"If you cut the pieces small enough, there is no such thing as ugly fabric".
So here we go. 
This is what I am offering for free



There are 17 pieces of fabric (I removed the blue one) ranging in size from 1/4 yard to almost full yard cuts.
Can you think of something to make with this fabric?
If so, tell me and I will send it to the person that I think will use it in the best way.
I will even pay postage.
So leave me a comment of what you will make with this Fugly Fabric.
I will draw a winner on Valentine's Day, February 14th at 9 am California time.
Be sure to leave a contact email if you are a no-reply commenter.
And if these batiks don't ring your bell
Lucy is offering a chance to win a Pezzy Prints Charm pack 
if you link up your own Fugly Fabric giveaway.



Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

55 comments:

Barbara said...

These fabrics would make a beautiful quilt. corbitt56@gmail.com

gill said...

I agree that cut up small enough most fabrics would not be considered fugly! I'd use these to make a picnic quilt - I like to keep a quilt in my car and the children snuggle under it in the winter and we picnic on it in the summer!

Karen Smith said...

These are not fugly at all! They would be perfect for a landscape art quilt. The one I'm drawing right now is a storm scene.

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh! BEAUIFUL batiks! I would make Amanda Murphy's pattern Caramel and Cocoa with them. I would also use many of them when making blocks for the Block Lotto. There's a different block each month as a theme and it's fun fun fun. I'm sure ther would be enough fabric left after that to make a charity quilt for my guild as well. This year I am on a "fabric diet". I have purchased less than three yards of fabric so far this year and am trying to use up what I have. BUT... if I win fabric, that's just icing on the cake. Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway!

quilt happy said...

i would love them my stach is so low thank you for the giveaway

Maxine said...

The batiks are JUST beautiful. I would love to use them to make someting from Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Sensations book such as Island Chain (calls for batiks). Even Picnic would be cute with this collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Hilachas said...

What? You no longer like these fabrics? I love making house blocks and I see walls, vines, leaves, trees, skies, grass, sticks and all sorts of fabrics that would work for my house blocks. Thanks for the opportunity to win these fabrics.

jackiescrafts said...

Wow these fabrics are gorgeous they aren't fugly at all, I especially love the green ones. I would use them to make a landscape wall hanging I think they lend themselves to Spring and Autumn particularly but I would endeavour to make a four seasons hanging

Thanks for the chance to win
Jackie

Mom2RyandSis said...

I think my son would love a quilt made with these fabrics :) Thanks for the chance to win!

JustPam said...

I fell in love with the pattern "Seeing Squares" from Empty Bobbin. I didn't have fabric that I thought would look good with it and am trying not to buy but to use my stash more. This fabric would be PERFECT for it!

Alison said...

I would probably make a "manly" TV blanket for my dad and make it look like camouflage and then donate the scraps for mission quilts. :)

Char said...

I love making string quilts and these fabrics would make a wonderful Batik string quilt.

Lisa Johnson said...

I want to learn to make a flower field and thexe colors would work well into the background in an art quilt. Thank you for the giveaway

Gwen said...

I would LOVE to win these batiks!! My daughter gave me the Third Weekend in October pattern for Christmas and I have been mulling over which fabrics would work best for the leaves... These batiks would be SO perfect-- they remind me so much of the leaves in Autumn! Thank you for sharing these beauties with us!! I'll be crossing my fingers! :-)

mammafairy said...

I am seeing costumes for a vivaldi 4 seasons production- you would be surprised how combining fabrics gets an amazing result for little ones!

Annabella said...

I won`t enter your giveaway Di as I`m not a batiks fan, but they are definitely going to make someone very happy!

Richard Healey said...

I love making rag quilts and would love to take some of those and make a rag quilt of random patterns. I also am trying to make a quit with 5x5 blocks of 25 in diffident color ways per block and these would add to that. Pick me.

http//richardquilts.blogspot.com

roccagal said...

These are amazing fabrics! I would love to make a queen size snail trail quilt with these! I would be soo lovely. I have dreamed of making this pattern for awhile!

roccagal said...

These are amazing fabrics! I would love to make a queen size snail trail quilt with these! I would be soo lovely. I have dreamed of making this pattern for awhile!

Jessica @ Plum Patchwork said...

Oooh, I've never been a batiks girl but these are actually quite lovely. I'm seeing a man-quilt!

Danny said...

I would take them off your hands for Comfort Quilters. We are a non-profit group that makes quilts for people with cancer. So far we've made over 120 quilts and I got to deliver a new one today! The lady who received this latest quilt starts chemo tomorrow, a 6 hour treatment! The quilt is going to be very comforting for her. Because we are a non-profit group, we work with donations, ranging from batting, fabric, thread and the like to money so we can purchase more supplies. I would donate your batiks to the cause. Plus, you'll see me this weekend. No shipping costs!! :)

Wendy said...

I love batiks and would use these in a quilt for myself. I have a few I could add to it to make a really nice quilt to snuggle on the couch with. I would use a pattern from my book Color Shuffle.

Eden said...

Oh my, not ugly at all! Those look like a treasure trove of fabrics that look like parts of tropical fish, anemone, coral and tube worms. I am in the process of planning an appliqué reef quilt with a pieced water background... Deep midnight blue at the bottom, lighter blue at the middle and teal ish like the Carribean at the top. the fish can be more colorful at the top and will fade to neutrals and low contrast toward the bottom, perfect for the color range you have here. Just right!

Anne said...

I quilt every month with the local Mennonite church. We make lap quilts for patients in Tucson Hospitals and dialysis units. We always have a ton of flowered fabrics. These would make at least one great lap quilt for a male dialysis patient. So that's what I would do with them, make a scrappy lap quilt and have them quilt it at monthly quilting and send it off to the dialysis unit. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. anneg@vtc.net

Sarah Craig said...

Your beautiful batiks would make a lovely quilt for someone in need of a quilty hug! Our church's quilt ministry has distributed almost 200 quilts in the past two years, most made with donated fabrics. You can check out what we do on my blog!

M-R said...

I could totally use these batiks! I did a burgundy and grey batik 'reflections' piece. The colour was too even so I took out a bunch of the squares that had more grey in them and finished the burgundy-dominant quilt. I'd love to use your batiks to finish the grey-dominant project. Thanks for the giveaway, Diane!

Mom C said...

Ohhh those are gorgeous! I would love to make a shaded log cabin. Or a shaded patch qhere you shade from one color into another. I call them rainbows but I would use the tones that you have and add more of my stash. It would be gorgeous for my son and DIL's new home.

CarrieM said...

I love batiks! I'd make some summer skirts for my little girls, make at least one wall quilt, and bind some blankets!

carrie dot hare@gmail.com

Jill said...

I would use them in a Mariners Compass type quilt. They would be perfect!

Margaret said...

I use batiks to make art wall hangings and some stained glass window wall hangings.

Flying Blind... said...

OH MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hueisei said...

I don't think the batiks looks fugly. But, I can picture a result of a beautiful string quilt using the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

thegoose said...

I recently found http://enchantedmakeovers.org/ and found it very inspiring. I decided to make dolls for the children (and possible teach them sewing) at a local homeless shelter. My little boy is also excited about helping with this project. I was planning something a little brighter, but I certainly would not say no to free fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

Janine said...

I've started moving towards art quilts and think these would be a perfect :)

quilt 'n piece said...

Oh gosh these are super fabrics. I would really love to make Dresden Plates and make them into a King sized quilt for my bed. Thank you for the opportunity.

Michele said...

I would use it for a quilt back. I am making a lap quilt to be auctioned at the fundraiser for my son's school using Fossil Fern charms for the top and need something for the back. I would piece these into a scrappy back that would look perfect with the top.

Thanks for the chance to give these fabrics a new home.

MaryBeth said...

My guild makes quilts for Project Linus. It's really easy to find baby fabrics but there's certainly a lack for fabrics for older kids and boys. I think these fabrics would be really nice for that. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lisa Cox said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics!!
I'd love to use them to make an art quilt which I would then donate to our local 4-H club for their silent auction to help raise funds for the kids projects.

Pat V. said...

I think these are quite beautiful and not fugly at all! As you say, trash and treasure... I would love to make a quilt for our tv room, but I'm thinking some of these will definitely end up in landscape/art-type quilts (if I win them, of course!)

strandkorbtraum said...

I will - if I win - be able to fullfill my promise/order. A quilt for my sister won by me in a give away. Though maybe I shouldn't because if she get's one the other one will want one to. I shoudl never ever have told her about the existence of give aways. I could talk her into letting me use my stash if the fabric was not enough (but not more than 20%) and I don't need to win the backing - she really is good at making me do things for her.

Lisa C in GA. said...

These would be terrific for a quilt I'm working on with batik trees. Each block is a different tree, and I can see about 13 different tree trunks in these fabrics...so nice!!

Anita said...

How fun, batiks! I've never bought any...had a friend give me a couple yards that I used to back a couple of charity quilts. Wow...I think I would use these in a picture quilt...something where I'd cut up the pieces and make a scene...because there is so much diversity there! Thank you for a chance to win them. =)

Olivia said...

batiks aren't always my favorite either but i really love using them in quilts and things for the guys i know because they normally aren't as feminine as the ones i buy otherwise. thanks for being so generous

Gina said...

I would use them to make a prayer quilt for my church ministry! Thank you!

krisgray said...

One quilter's fugly is another's treasure! Love batiks! However, I couldn't use these all together in a project. Too many neutrals, which are hard to find, and not enough contrast for quilt projects that I make. I would use the greens in a pieced dresden that I will be cutting at retreat next weekend (green is my son's fave color atm). The neutrals and golds are lovely!

Lee said...

My college daughter loves batiks! I would love to make a quilt and pillow covers for her! thanks!
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neshamamama said...

I am a total batik lover. I generally use batik in every quilt I make even if it is just a small part of the back or binding. Kind of my signature.

Catskill Quilter said...

Ahh, these are lovely -- and I would use them for appliqued table runners. The greens would quickly turn into leaves, and the beigy ones might become a background, and the blues - love the blues! -- would become flowers. I never worked with batiks till last year, and now I just cannot get enough of them!

Clare said...

Batiks rock! I love them! I'm currently making a batik liberated log cabin quilt and would love to make another one, but the batik stash is shrinking a bit.

If, just, if you picked me, they would come to a good home :-)

Sallie said...

I would love to use these in an Alaskan quilt and a soduko quilt! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Connie said...

I think they are beautiful, batiks seem to be on my favorite list right now! I would make a table topper and placemats from them!

SassyCathy said...

They are very beautiful colors. the blending of the brilliant hues is so attractive. I can see a couple of ideas in my mind. The water colors (green, blue, aqua and all) would be nice for a spring time skirt - I'm way down here in the deep south on the gulf coast and I would love to float on a hot sultry day in such a skirt as they would make.
The more neutrals would really make a pretty leaves quilt. I have done some maple leaves with batiks and they were exceptionally pretty. :-)
There are so many pretty things you could do with such a nice variety - it would take me a bit of time to peruse all of my choices before I begin to work.
Hope you send your fugly's down my way! ;)
Cathy

Miss Beau Jangles said...

Oh I love these! My first ever quilt (and I've only just finished my fourth) was a turquoise batik jelly roll, so batiks have a special place in my heart, but these are just beautiful!

Jodi said...

I am very new to sewing so I don't actually have a stash yet but I just love the look of these. A couple of them look like they would go with the fabrics I am working with at the moment for my first ever quilt which is for my baby girl (18 months). I also like to use applique in my hand embroidery and these would be great for that.
Thanks for the chance to win.

creativeinstincts said...

I am from India and will look forward to any of these batics to be paired with solids in shades similar to these. They will make an amazing quilt. Would love to win.
leena(India)