Take a Hike for Free Fabric Friday

What’s got 14 fat quarters and a pair of hiking boots? “Take a Hike” camping motif fabric by Dear Stella.

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“Take a Hike’ fabric by Dear Stella.

As the school year ends and people start to think about summer activities like camping, I thought this would make a good Free Fabric Friday Giveaway.

Just leave a comment below telling me one of your summer quilting projects you’re planning, and on Monday, May 12, 2014, I’ll pick a winner.

If you need project ideas, consider our Summer Concert Quilt that rolls up into a carryall; a quilted, an attachable Eyeglass Case for your sunglasses; or a sailboat-shaped Nautical Pillow for your beach house (or for beach-house dreaming).

You”ll find those patterns and many more projects and ideas in the Quilting Daily Shop.

Have a great weekend!

P.S. KarenV15 is the winner! This giveaway is now closed.

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133 thoughts on “Take a Hike for Free Fabric Friday

  1. I want to make a lap quilt for a friend of mine so when she sits and naps in her chair she will not be chilly.
    Those thermoses are so cute and bring back memories of the ones we had when I grew up.
    Thanks

  2. So many projects on my list, I don’t know where to begin. I am in the process of completing two group quilts for my guild’s quilt bingo, and will then focus on completing some UFOs, mostly some BOMs.

  3. So many projects on my list, I don’t know where to begin. I am in the process of completing two group quilts for my guild’s quilt bingo, and will then focus on completing some UFOs, mostly some BOMs.

  4. Love the theme of this fabric, I walk at a local nature center.

    I am joining a quilt guild and look forward to sewing up the fabric for fundraisers for not -for- profit groups, etc.

    Thank you
    Mary

  5. My granddaughter, the tomboy, is going to be visiting us this summer. I would love to use this to help her learn to quilt and make something she can take home with her.

    Thanks for the contest.

  6. I would love to get a dinosaur themed quilt started! I have the fabric and pattern but I am hesitant to start because I want to make sure I do a good job!

  7. I plan on making a quilt out of those fat quarters if I win!! But, if I don’t win, then that means I will continue to finish the quilts I am currently working on. That fabric is adorable and brings back so many memories of camping from Girl Scouts to camping with family and friends.

  8. I plan on making a quilt out of those fat quarters if I win!! But, if I don’t win, then that means I will continue to finish the quilts I am currently working on. That fabric is adorable and brings back so many memories of camping from Girl Scouts to camping with family and friends.

  9. I’m planning to make a bunch of community quilts for our guild using a friend’s pieces of Laurel Burch fabrics – so bright and cheerful.
    I also plan to go camping!
    thanks!

  10. I’m going to try to make a quilt for each of my family members including myself too. Mom, sister, hubby, my daughter ( which ive already started ) And then i’ll make one for me 🙂

  11. My goal for this summer is to make 3 memories Cancer Quilts for 3 people I know that have Cancer so they may wrap themselves in the love of family and friends so during the hard times and there treatment, they are reminded that they are not alone during this hard journey they never asked for.
    Thank you for taking the time. To read this and consider this.

  12. My goal for this summer is to make 3 memories Cancer Quilts for 3 people I know that have Cancer so they may wrap themselves in the love of family and friends so during the hard times and there treatment, they are reminded that they are not alone during this hard journey they never asked for.
    Thank you for taking the time. To read this and consider this.

  13. My goal for this summer is to make 3 memories Cancer Quilts for 3 people I know that have Cancer so they may wrap themselves in the love of family and friends so during the hard times and there treatment, they are reminded that they are not alone during this hard journey they never asked for.
    Thank you for taking the time. To read this and consider this.

  14. I’d like to make a another quilt to take camping. It gets cold here in the mountains even during summer so I always take a quilt for my bed in the tent. I need a new one because my last one was lost on the trip to the lake. It apparently blew out of the truck. The only positive thing I hold onto is that I hope a quilt lover found it and is enjoying it.

  15. I would love to make a lap quilt to use up at the cottage. It would be lovely to sit by the lake snuggled up with that on my lap. The fabric designs are awesome!

  16. So many quilts, so little time…..Memory quilt for a friend, baby quilts for charity, quilts and things for my new grandson and maybe a T-shirt quilt.

  17. Those fabrics would make a beautiful quilt for the a family who loses their home . The forestry department is already gearing up for a bad fire season this year. I am going to make a few quilts to donate to people who has lost everything when their home burns down. My Grandfather, Father and brother were all firemen before they passed away.

  18. So many quilts, so little time…a memory quilt for a friend, charity quilts for babies, quilts & things for my new grandson, gifts, and maybe a T-shirt quilt.

  19. I want to complete 8 quilts for my husband’s family members and a birthday quilt for our son-in-law. each quilt will be different patterns and give me a chance to take on a new challenge in quilting techniques. my husband and I are avid hikers so that new fabric would be a fun thing to work with.

  20. I want to make a large lap quilt for my boss that is struggling with prostate cancer and the complications from treatment. He is currently in the hospital after one surgery and will be at home briefly before another surgery. I would like to give him the comfort of a lovely warm quilt.

  21. I have been working on a quilt for each of my great-grand-children with their photo on it. I have 7 of those GGC with 4 completed and delivered, 2 more tops pieced ready to quilt and one left to do, so my summer project will be making the last of the GGC’s quilts and it will be for a boy.

  22. I have been working on a quilt for each of my great-grand-children with their photo on it. I have 7 of those GGC with 4 completed and delivered, 2 more tops pieced ready to quilt and one left to do, so my summer project will be making the last of the GGC’s quilts and it will be for a boy.

  23. One of my summer quilting projects is to make a quilt that will be donated to Pathfinders in Milwaukee Wisconsin an organization that helps provide life-changing services to the thousands of youth in crisis who walk through their doors every year. This quilt will be auctioned at one of their fund raisers in the coming year.

  24. I am going to make a quilt for my son’s girlfriend for her birthday. Something with black and white plus one bright color to accent it. Not sure which color tho. Red? Purple?

  25. I had my oldest before I started to quilt. My other children had nap quilts made by me but not him. He’s off to college in the fall.
    My summer project is his quilt.

  26. I have some other dear stella fabrics which i love. I think these camping fabrics would make great pillowcases and maybe a tote or an overnight bag. i have a new bag pattern.

  27. I am working on moving, and we don’t have anything that is a set in our new kitchen, so I am planning on making a full kitchen set of quilted potholders, placemats, and all the works. I am also planning on making a quilt for my daughter, something very bright in color….

  28. I plan to finish a wall hanging I made with the ice cube dyed fabric made last summer. It’s been perking in my mind and I’ve finally decided on a pattern.

  29. These wonderful fabrics would make a fabulous tablecloth for the picnic table in our screened porch at our cabin on a scenic lake in northern Minnesota! I would cover it with a clear plastic so it would last for many years.

  30. i go camping every year with a group of freinds we have been doing this off and on mostly on for 35 years we laugh the kids have grown we hike we swim we have fun would love this fabricc for a camping blanket i am making baby quilts and bags for shopping this summmer smalller sized projects

  31. i go camping every year with a group of freinds we have been doing this off and on mostly on for 35 years we laugh the kids have grown we hike we swim we have fun would love this fabricc for a camping blanket i am making baby quilts and bags for shopping this summmer smalller sized projects

  32. What wonderful fabrics. Thanks for a chance. I am making a civil war king sized quilt with civil war blocks using civil war frabics. Our son is getting married in May of 2015 and they are both civil war re-enactors

  33. My grandson said he wants to go on a picnic with his mom and dad. I want to make lab quilt for him to sit and play for this great adventure. Maybe later curl up on for a short nap.

  34. My grandson said he wants to go on a picnic with his mom and dad. I want to make lab quilt for him to sit and play for this great adventure. Maybe later curl up on for a short nap.

  35. What a cute fabric line. I remember camping trips in the summer in places no one else went to…tents, themoses and lots of outdoors. Thank you for the opportunity to make a quilt with this fabric.

  36. Need to make a camp quilt for my seventh year working at Girl Scout camp and some t-shirt quilts from my late father’s shirt collection for his grandkids.

  37. These fabrics remind me of camping with our children. I would love to make a keepsake patchwork quilt out of these.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  38. When our girls were young, the whole family were Girl Scouts (Hubby, too!), so we have lots of great memories of campouts. This fabric would be wonderful to use with old uniforms and badges to make memory quilts for them.
    Thanks for your wonderful newsletter!

  39. I’ve got 2 new babies to quilt & sew for, so there’s a lot on my list this summer. We’ll also be doing a lot of camping, so I’d love to add a small quilt for the camper to the list! What great fabric!

  40. I am working on the state of Michigan as a quilt/throw gift for a 6-year old with cherries for Traverse City, a car carrier for Detroit, tulips for Holland, light houses, and more, – all fabric fussy cuts appliqued to their appropriate locations on the state. Of course I’ll free-motion waves, etc. on Lake Michigan. Always looking for more fabrics.

  41. I am actually wanting (needing) to make a few quilts to put in our pop up camper for when we go camping. My dear husband suggested this to me 2 years ago when I started quilting….

  42. I’m currently making a scrap strip ring quilt for my daughter suffering with depression. I want to show her how the scraps of life can go round and round and still make something beautiful.
    My sister wants me to make a quilt for her, but she is hard to pick fabric for. We used to go camping together as teenagers, this fabric would make a great quilt for her!

  43. Would love to win the wonderful fabric. I do a lot of charity quilts and I know some young boy or girl would love to have a quilt made from this fun fabric.

  44. Would love to win the wonderful fabric. I do a lot of charity quilts and I know some young boy or girl would love to have a quilt made from this fun fabric.

  45. I’m working on a quilt for a granddaughter who graduates from high school in 2016. It’s big and scrappy and is taking longer than I thought it would.

  46. I hope to finish a small quilt I started when my first great-granddaughter was born. It will have to be a dolly quilt now because that was a few years ago.

  47. It must be serendipity. I just sat down to work on a quilt design for a friend of mine who is very ill and was recently diagnosed with a chronic, debilitating condition. She worked for the forest service for years and loves to go hiking, camping, and rock hounding. Unfortunately, she is bed ridden now. I hope that she will recover enough to get back to what she enjoys most, but in the meantime, a quilt with those fabrics will be perfect. In case I don’t win, I’ll be buying some of these for her quilt. Thank you so much for the inspiration!! I look forward to getting her quilt done before her birthday at the end of June.

  48. My twin granddaughters have moved from Michigan to Florida and will now only be an hour away. I will be making quilts for their new beds that will change with the seasons, not to mention clothes for their 15″ American Girl dolls. They each received a sewing machine (suitable for 7 year olds) at Christmas and I will be teaching them AND their mom how to make simple quilts. The girls will do quilts for their dolls and as they grow older will move on to larger quilts AND learning to sew clothing. Looking forward to a very rewarding summer and bringing new quilters into the fold.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this delightful fabric. Good luck to everyone and may each and everyone of you enjoy all the very best life has to offer.

    Terri at the Drake’s Nest in Palm Bay, FL

  49. I am working on a Dresden plate for my son and daughter in law. And also a QOV for my oldest brother. These materials would be great for a charity quilt for teens.

  50. Have a new great niece and she needs a quilt from her great aunt. We live in different states and this is one way for her to get to know about me.

  51. What a great pack of fat quarters. Oh how I’d love to make a quilt of them to take on my vacation… but they may also find their way into other things if the idea of a quilt is too scary to contemplate…

  52. When our kids were growing up, they were not always happy campers. Now that they are grown and have children of their own they want us to all go camping together and claim to have lots of fond memories of our camping trips. Go figure!

  53. When our kids were growing up, they were not always happy campers. Now that they are grown and have children of their own they want us to all go camping together and claim to have lots of fond memories of our camping trips. Go figure!

  54. I want to make a quilt for my daughter this summer. She loves hiking – the cutest little blond thing in her hiking boots! She is nearly 7, and would love this fabric.

  55. I’ll be making quilt tops for my students to hand quilt in the fall when we get back to school. We donate them for charity and my kids earn community service hours for graduation.

  56. I’ll be starting a couple of smaller-sized quilts to get a head start on winter in case it brings the same “surprises” as last winter did!! We’ll be ready for it this time with warm quilts to snuggle up with and watch that snowing and blowing going on outside our windows.

  57. I would love to incorporate those beautiful fat quarters into table runners and lap quilts I take 10 days every summer to work on quilts in the mountains. It is beautiful and quiet. There are little distractions. Thank you for this opportunity!!!

  58. I would love to incorporate those beautiful fat quarters into table runners and lap quilts I take 10 days every summer to work on quilts in the mountains. It is beautiful and quiet. There are little distractions. Thank you for this opportunity!!!

  59. I would love to use those beautiful fabrics in lap quilts and table runners. I plan to spend ten days in the mountains sewing this summer! It is quiet and there are few distractions. Thank you for sharing these fabrics!

  60. I take a small quilting project with me when our family goes camping. I have learned not to take white backgrounded blocks though! This year I have a polka dotted monkey wrench quilt that I am working on as we camp from Alabama to Maine!

  61. Recently bought some fabric with a camping theme, some what retro (60’s) era campers and tents. This group would compliment those fabrics. I would plan on making some of the retro blocks from the last two 100 quilt blocks magazines.. It would make a great themed quilt (or several quilts with the expanded amount of fabric), wonderful to take on car trips, camping outings, and to share with friends that are building a cabin on some land they just bought

  62. Love the patterns… My son would love to have a quilt with everything he likes to do… I am so proud of him, he takes his family with him and teaches his kids his passions… his daughter takes after him… she loves to bow hunt and is only 9 and has lots of trophys.

  63. I can see a sweet little backpack for a certain grandchild to take to day camp this summer for his snacks and his daily craft to come home in. This fabric would certainly make his unique. I know he would love it.

  64. I am almost ready to move into my new sewing room so I am excited to start/finish some projects. There are so many to do! I am also hoping that a sewing friend who I didn’t use to get to see much will be joining me so that we can make some QAV quilts and some Linus ones too. She and I are excited to be able to do this now that I live closer to her.

  65. My summer plans include lots of hand sewing (probably cushions for the livingroom) because we’ll be traveling a lot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. I have a graduation quilt to finish up and two baby quilts to make in the next couple months. And I always have a long list of things I’m making for gifts or just because I want to.

  67. I would love to make a picnic blanket for my grandson for when he’s camping with my daughter(his Mom) and family. They hike bike fish and just have a blast.

  68. This summer I’m hoping to finally start a quilt for my husband and me! I’ve been quilting for years, but keeping gifts flowing to the kids and grandkids and friends have consumed all my time and effort! Keeping my fingers crossed . .

  69. This summer I’m hoping to finally start a quilt for my husband and me! I’ve been quilting for years, but keeping gifts flowing to the kids and grandkids and friends have consumed all my time and effort! Keeping my fingers crossed . .

  70. This summer I’m hoping to finally start a quilt for my husband and me! I’ve been quilting for years, but keeping gifts flowing to the kids and grandkids and friends have consumed all my time and effort! Keeping my fingers crossed . .

  71. This summer I’m hoping to finally start a quilt for my husband and me! I’ve been quilting for years, but keeping gifts flowing to the kids and grandkids and friends have consumed all my time and effort! Keeping my fingers crossed . .

  72. I’d like to make a quilt for me and my husband this summer. Have always kept so busy keeping the kids and grandkids supplied as well as special friends!

  73. I’m planning to make a quilt for my granddaughter this summer. It will have everything she loves on it – from kitty cats to Frozen characters. Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. I plan on catching up on my UFO’s, getting them finished ( 3 bags, 2 quilts, and a new cell phone case, for my Hubby), then a baby quilt for an up-coming birth, When that is done, I’ll start planning my Christmas sewing list. I think that’ll do it for abuse to my sewing machine, so while it cools off, I’ve got some knitting projects!
    That’s it for the summer,
    Linda 798

  75. I have gone to the James stitchin sisters place once with my daughter, I would love to have her try free motion quilting on one of their machines this summer. She graduates soon and I think this might be a good channeling of her spirit, art and generosity. We started a quilt at our first visit and hope she will enjoy quilting it while finding a new form of expression.

  76. I have gone to the James stitchin sisters place once with my daughter, I would love to have her try free motion quilting on one of their machines this summer. She graduates soon and I think this might be a good channeling of her spirit, art and generosity. We started a quilt at our first visit and hope she will enjoy quilting it while finding a new form of expression.

  77. My friend is undergoing cancer treatment and a quilt willkeep her warm and comfortable during her treatments and will constantly remind her that she is loved.

  78. My friend is undergoing cancer treatment and a new quilt will keep her warm and comfortable during her infusions, and let her know how much she is loved.

  79. I would like to make a quilt for my grandson’s first camping trip. He is going to be one years old in June. I really want to make a sleeping bag, I am not sure there will be enough fat quarters. If I win them you can be sure it will be a sleeping bag or for sure it will be a quilt so he could sleep with the love of Grandma around him.

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