Some of my Favorite Fabrics... And a Fabric Giveaway!

9 May 2012

For me, this is the hardest time of the year to inspire myself to get into my studio. The weather is warming up, the days are longer, and I want to spend more time outside. That being said, I think that it is important to get crafting at least once a week; it is just good for my brain. One thing that always inspires me to spend some more time in the studio is new fabric. I love imagining all the patchwork quilt projects I could make with it. Here are a few new fabric lines that I fell in love with (and wrote about) when reviewing fabric collections for our premier issue of Modern Patchwork.

 

“Monsterz” by Michéle Brummer-Everett, Cloud 9 fabrics

This collection, which features cute little monster characters, is a must-have. In bright greens, pinks, oranges, and grays, the line depicts little monster-like figures in various settings. When asked about the fabrics, Brummer-Everett explained that each character has a story and personality. These personalities clearly shine through in the fabric designs. This gender-neutral line is just fabulous for all of your own little monsters!

This fabric is for you if: You like cute monsters, you want to create something fun for a child in your life, or if you just love fun, whimsical designs.

cloud9fabrics.com

 

“Curious Nature” by Parson Gray, FreeSpirit

For anyone who has struggled with finding fabrics for that special manly project, this collection is the answer! The muted colors and earthy feel make for a winning line with a masculine vibe. Parson Gray is the brand of designer David Butler.

This fabric is for you if: You are looking for masculine fabric, you like earthy fabrics, or you love Amy Butler (this line is created by her husband).

freespiritfabric.com

 

“Taali” by Jennifer Moore, Mona Luna

This fabric, which was inspired by a trip to Scandinavia, is so much fun. The collection features different graphics that all tie into each other in surprising ways. Don’t miss the “bah bah black sheep” print. Not only is this fabric adorable, it is GOTS certified organic.

This fabric is for you if: You like bold graphics, you want to make something for a baby or young child (boy or girl), or if you are looking for great organic fabrics!

monaluna.com

 

“Ruby Star Shining” by Melody Miller, Kokka

Everything about this fabric collection—the texture, graphics, and colors—screams old-school…in a good way. Although it is the bold graphics that draw the eye in, it is the details that keep you looking. When paired with bright solids, this retro -style line truly pops!

This fabric is for you if: You love modern twists on retro looks, you like really large graphic patterns, or you love to fussy cut.

melodymiller.typepad.com

 

“Vintage Modern” by Bonnie and Camille, Moda

“Traditional flower patterns with a flair” best defines this fabric. The fabric has unexpected modern twists that add to its appeal. Making good use of color, the collection is a fresh approach to vintage-looking fabric.

This fabric is for you if: You love vintage floral patterns, you want to make projects with a soft and romantic look, or if you are looking for fabric that is simply pretty.

modafabrics.com

 

“Good Fortune” by Kate Spain, Moda

Kate Spain does not disappoint with this new collection, and those who are fans of her “Terrain” line will want to snap it up. “Good Fortune” was inspired by visits to Asian gardens, so there is no surprise it has a decidedly Asian feel. The vibrant colors and patterns of this line will make a wonderful addition to any stash.

This fabric is for you if: You love Kate Spain’s other lines, you are looking for fabrics with great detail, or if you like an Asian aesthetic.

 

Another fabric line that is appealing to me at the moment (because of its summer vibe) is Twirl by Me & My Sister designs (Moda). Please leave a comment telling me you favorite projects to create in the summer for a chance to win a Jelly roll of “Twirl”.

 Good luck!

- Lindsey


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jane@47 wrote
on 9 May 2012 11:43 AM

I love doing fun, bright, quick projects for my granddaughters in the summer - bags, picnic blankets, beach coverups - you get the idea.  My husband usually goes on an extended vacation to Alaska in the summer giving me a stay-cation to really spread out and get creative with surface design. LOVE "twirl" and I know my granddaughters would too!  Thanks for the opportunity - Aloha!

loriwish wrote
on 9 May 2012 12:41 PM

I love to create and show off new purse covers with the newest fabrics which tend to be bright and attention-getting (like "Good Fortune" above). I open my sewing room window to get that feeling of being outdoors and whenever possible, go outside to do handwork. Yeah, summer!

jsh20fall wrote
on 9 May 2012 1:06 PM

I have just discovered the concept of jelly rolls... I've been away from quilting for the past 10 years or so... I saw the cutest shopping/carryall bag made with a jelly roll at our local fabric store --- I'm going to try that and would love "Twirl".  That Good Fortune collection looks really cool, too!

cindylee4 wrote
on 9 May 2012 1:35 PM

just bought Modern Patchwork over the weekend and cannot keep my nose out of it - so my style! i always make my daughter a tote bag using the annual local festival t-shirt during the summer. she has quite the collection!  the colourful fabric by Me & My Sister designs would make be great  for over-dyeing & stamping as backgrounds for fabric postcards (my favourite project).  thanks for modern patchwork and sharing some cool stuff! :)

carriepc wrote
on 9 May 2012 2:01 PM

I am new to quilting and the bright jelly rolls are perfect for my impatient self who just wants to get to sewing:). I was recently in a car accident and have been "sewing" wonky patchwork in my head while recovering from a concussion. Can't wait to be able to do the real thing!

carriepc wrote
on 9 May 2012 2:01 PM

I am new to quilting and the bright jelly rolls are perfect for my impatient self who just wants to get to sewing:). I was recently in a car accident and have been "sewing" wonky patchwork in my head while recovering from a concussion. Can't wait to be able to do the real thing!

lindamid wrote
on 9 May 2012 3:32 PM

I like the taale by Jennifer Moore and Good fortune by Kate Spain.  would like to make a new summer purse.

RSHudson wrote
on 9 May 2012 9:49 PM

I've got several baby quilts planned as gifts so those will be my summer projects;  lots of people in my life expecting!  Thanks for chance to win this great fabric!  

on 10 May 2012 7:13 AM

Baby stuff this summer for new grandchild in November!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 10 May 2012 8:45 AM

It's bright and cheery... a purse... a quilt...

LeslieKA wrote
on 10 May 2012 9:24 AM

My granddaughters would love anything made with these great fabrics!  I think some cute summer bags would be fun!

on 10 May 2012 10:04 AM

Oh so many pretty fabrics to love.  Lately I have been enjoying jelly roll quilts and have been doing a number of the really quick jelly roll 1600 pattern and then changing it up.  They are quick and fun too!

on 10 May 2012 10:20 AM

I love quick little projects that I can take with in the truck or on camping weekends. Mostly little handsewn items like flowers and fiber art jewelry. Happy summer!

Quilnan wrote
on 10 May 2012 3:40 PM

Summer projects for me are small wallhangings and charitable donation quilt tops. Great fabrics you've shown in this post!

on 10 May 2012 7:05 PM

I like to make banners. I've only made a couple, but I loved it because they are cute and easy.

coollabtech1 wrote
on 10 May 2012 8:41 PM

I like to catch up on all the projects I haven't had time to do during the cold winter- like a baby quilt or two and some wallets/tote bags. Would love a jelly roll of Twirl.

on 11 May 2012 8:15 AM

Fabric bowls and coordinating quilted postcards!  A very fun way to take a break between projects on the long arm !  (hmm, or perhaps coasters for the porch...love that Twirl collection!  :-)

quilteegma wrote
on 11 May 2012 8:52 AM

Oh, in the summer I make tote bags, baby quilts, seasonal wall hangings, and purses. I'd love to win this fabric!

trilliumcreates  AT  gmail DOT com

JoyceLM wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:52 AM

I love jelly rolls & have lots of books & patterns that use them.  This fabric would make a bright & happy lap quilt I can donate to my quilt guild - we're making quilts for the Meals-on-Wheels program.  Thanks for the chance to win.

tina@18 wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:54 AM

I really love anything "vintage modern."  And I super love fabric giveaways.

tp

JenniferJ@30 wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:57 AM

Baby quilts make great summer projects - quickly pieced and quickly quilted!

kimlo wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:58 AM

I like to finish all my UFO's- quick and gratifying

llfrost wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:58 AM

Jelly Rolls are a great way to get a coordinated set of fabrics for a quilt!

on 12 May 2012 7:59 AM

Summer sewing includes purses, curtains, throw pillows, scarves and collage. Heading over to look at that retro print!

Shar Short wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:02 AM

These larger prints seem good for a bag.  It seems you always need a tote or bag to take along necessary items on an outing or trip.  All the bright colors would be fun to work with for just such a project.  I also think skirts are really big now and some of these prints would look great in a wrap or tiered skirt.  

Becky Grimm wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:07 AM

Summer is such a fun time to make cute shifts and sundresses. And there are always baby quilts to make! Love these happy fabrics!

pbeddall wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:07 AM

"Ruby Star Shining" is speaking my language!  I love all things retro and fussy cutting is worth it for the end product!  I love to create fun purses, bags and totes for the summer and "Twirl" would make a super cute, ruffly bag or two!

AlphaBecky wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:08 AM

I would like to create a bright, fun large tote bag as a summer project!  Thanks for teh chance to win this great fabric - I like all the ones you highlighted.

pat4599 wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:23 AM

OH fabric how I love thee, my mind in a whirl

Of patterns and quilts and purses galore.

Vintage Modern, Good Fortune and Twirl would score,

top billing for quilts or purses oh so many more

to family and friends I adore.

Fun fun fun fabric, thank you for highlighting them here, It is off to the store I go.

:}

on 12 May 2012 8:25 AM

Making "quilts" with my granddaughters, they always pick the craziest combinations of colors from my stash.  Inspiring!

on 12 May 2012 8:29 AM

I lovee Free Spirit fabrics.  I use their solids all the time inn teaching art quilts.  Their fabrics are so fresh and inovative. About the only fabrics I now buy

fnewiest wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:36 AM

I love the colors from Kate Spain, but they are all marvellous, and I could make a fantastic project from any of them!  Thanks!

janellquilts wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:38 AM

I am currently working on 60 pillow cases for a summer camp for kids with Epilepsy.  The Monsterz fabric in your blog would have been a perfect addition to the fun fabrics I have been finding.  The jelly roll of "Twirl" would be a great way to get started on a quilt, again!  Thanks for the chance to win!  

Debtex wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:40 AM

I want to make market totes for myself, friends $ family!

chococat22 wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:42 AM

Summer projects: big beach totes in bright batiks and anything sea-themed. I'm drawn to the colors in the Kate Spain "Good Fortune" collection, but the "Vintage Modern" would make a nice light summer wall hanging.

ctobeyk wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:49 AM

IN the summer, I concentrate on creating small patchwork purses/wallet, coasters, table runners, wallets & luggage tags to sell to raise money for Hospice &  other charities in my county. I LOVE Twirl,  “Good Fortune” “Curious Nature” “Curious Nature”“Monsterz” & wait a minute , I am going to list ALL of Them!

Kathy Adams wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:49 AM

Wow another giveaway.  Beautiful fabric collections.

valannem wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:53 AM

I want to make some funky zippered bags!  I love Moda & the me & my sister always catch my eye.

bozocat wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:55 AM

I love beading & making jewelry... I want to branch out and incorporate fabric in my jewelry making activities.  

NancyS@120 wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:58 AM

Curious nature looks like me. I love to make things--quilts and clothes for grands. They love also. Five year old is ready to sew. What fun.

on 12 May 2012 9:03 AM

I really like the last collection shown - Twirl by Me & My Sister.  The bright colors and fun designs would make a nice summer bag (there are so many cute patterns out now!).

on 12 May 2012 9:08 AM

I will be making a table cloth, placemats and napkins for my patio table and chairs.  I would like to try to make covers for some of the resin chairs too; but, I will wait and see how much fabric I have!  Thank you!  This is exciting!

flynqltr wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:10 AM

I just finished making a doll quilt with some of this fabric and it is so cute!  Our guild works with a woodworking group that makes cradles then adds dolls wrapped in quilts and donates them to children each holiday season.  Twirl would make so many wonderful doll quilts!

Milly Winter wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:12 AM

I enjoy making rows of little triangular flags (like you see at car dealerships) to put across the tops of my windows.  They can be changed out easily for each season.  Thak you for your generous giveaway.

KayS@5 wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:14 AM

Sewing in summer = bliss! When my kids were little, I always made them zippered duffel bags, their fabric choice, just their size, for traveling; now I do it for grandkids so they can come see me.  

Two brand new granddaughters this month have me longing for school to be out so I can visit them, with quilts and baby room goodies.

Thanks for the opportunity to get this darling fabric, and the ideas from other commenters.

on 12 May 2012 9:15 AM

jelly rolls are wonderful. you can do so much with them and the variety of colors are fantastic.  from what I see - love the color palete of Twirl would love to win this

on 12 May 2012 9:19 AM

This ia a wonderful brightly colored collection. I would love to find a perfect project for them.

atiledsner7 wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:25 AM

I live in a complex with 64 apartment units in Alabama.Several women here stiched and sewed quilts for the tornado victims that ripped through here last year on April 27th.I had a lot of back pain and wasn't able to help. i just had surgery to remove a 10 centimeter tumor and an ovary.Winning this fabric could be my contribution to the quilter's since I still can't sit for long periods of time and quilt but I will be able to participate as soon as I heal. Getting rid of the tumor got rid of a lot of the back pain.I love the asian and the vintage.Dianne

DianeM@5 wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:26 AM

I am new to quilting but have a baby quilt I've started and one planned for my daughter.  The colors in Twirl look perfect for her.

Audrey Rud wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:30 AM

The fabric is so adorable.    The Ruby Star Shining is so different and would be cute on many projects.  

Thanks

mshele wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:33 AM

Summer is for experimenting with colors and design, making smaller pieces of art/wallhangings and incorporating fabric into jewelry!

I love the look of Twirl!  

How fun!

on 12 May 2012 9:39 AM

I have outdoor chair cushions to cover and I am working on a bed quilt for my daughter who is graduating from high school.

fatcal wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:40 AM

Summer is one of my favorite times to work on quilting projects.  I sit at a table set up with my sewing machine on our deck overlooking a beautiful lake.  I always get so much inspiration for watching the movement of the water, all the boats going by and children playing in the sand.  Wish I had this kind of creativity all year long!  Would love the win the new Twirl pattern to use in some new exciting project.

Jmiya211 wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:43 AM

I am in the process of making covers for all the small appliances we have collected to keep the dust and cat fur off of them!  I love using patchwork in these projects!

CharlynnF wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:45 AM

I usually get started on christmas presents and I always have a quilt or two going.

barbarajh wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:46 AM

Beautiful designs!  In the summer a group of us get together to make snuggly throws for a local children's hospital and Project Linus.  Recently I met a mother whose child received a quilt when he was in that hospitals.  Her positive and encouraging words have spurred me on to make even more this summer!  

on 12 May 2012 9:53 AM

I can see several wonderful summer tote bags, clutches, etc. made out of the great fabric!  Thanks for the opportunity to win these!

njgrl4ever wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:53 AM

My daughter in law and our son are giving us our first grandbaby this summer. Needless to say my summer will revolve around this little one.

MaryC@12 wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:04 AM

My favorite summer projects are bags. Summer is when you have a chance to get outside and go somewhere and a bright interesting bag is always my favorite accessory to either tote along what will be needed for the day (water, sunglasses, a camera, or a snack, etc) or to collect up memories (impulse shopping, pretty shells, information brochures or "flotsam" that could be used for quilts and quilt ideas!).  "Twirl" would be a great collection to work with to make beautiful bags!

on 12 May 2012 10:08 AM

Summertime is time to get the Hoffman challenge going and finished and shipped. Time is slipping by, but I admit, the weeds are calling. And, ah...sunshine! something we haven't seen a lot of around this corner of the world for ages. I also purchased a pattern for a wool applique last night and my fingers are itching to start. It is a first for me, quilting with wool. That pic of "Twirl" has a tropical, juicy lushness to it.

lfogus wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:08 AM

This summer I plan to make bags using favorite patterns I don't have time to make a full quilt from.

on 12 May 2012 10:09 AM

Summer is the perfect time for me to get started on Christmas gifts.  Hopefully that way I will avoid the holiday rush to get things done.

lhomer wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:12 AM

Because I love playing in my garden my sewing time is limited.  I tend to make quick projects like placemats or little gifts for my friends that I give them for birthdays.  Thanks for the opportunity to win such great fabric!

MoeWest wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:14 AM

I love the red typewriter fabric in Ruby Star Rising. I think it would make a great bag for my niece, the writer.

sweetchef wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:14 AM

I always sew for the season I'm in........purses, shirts, hats.  This year I'm going to redecorate the sewing room.

brianacala wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:16 AM

I make wall hangings or lap quilts, hot pads, shopping bags, wallets and a whole lot more every spring and beginning of summer ( not all in the same year:) for our family reunion in late August to be auction off to help defray the cost of refreshments and prizes ( any excuse to play with material is a good one) :).

METUM wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:20 AM

I have been making fabric bowls (I'm addicted) and bright summer totes. Good Fortune & twirl would both make wonderful gifts!  I've also starting passing my love for quilting on to my 10 yr old neice, I love teaching her, she is doing wonderful!!

on 12 May 2012 10:24 AM

My latest project was a rag quilt from crib sheets that were my daughters. The youngest now ready to turn 30. I loved how easy it was.  I would love to make another with some old jeans I have, but with new fabric. So, something old, something new, something made by gramma too!

mimi63 wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:25 AM

summer sewing is all about the outdoors...from picnic blankets to twirly skirts to outdoor pillows. Thanks for the chance to win.

JaneC@2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:25 AM

My favorite project has been table runners, but I've just started making iPad cases that would be so much fun in these bright, vibrant prints. Love them all!

on 12 May 2012 10:29 AM

I am doing alot of smaller projects this summer -- experimenting with new techniques and color combos, and really enjoying the process of it all!

henwood wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:30 AM

During the summer months; I like to make table runners..wallhangings,etc. Smaller items that don't require as much time inside the house.Thank you for this chance.

nitanells wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:36 AM

The bright jelly rolls would be ideal for my next purse.  I'm somewhat new to

quilting, but, I have made two purses and very much pleased with the outcome.

So, I need some cheery colors to work with next.  Thank you

Dawn H. wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:37 AM

I don't have much time in the summer for quilting but, I have recently decided to try making some handbags (some of the patterns are, for me, complicated).  Also, love table runners so, if a bag gets too frustrating, the runners give me a break  :)  I LOVE the Twirl collection, I actually have a few charm packs of it!  :) I saw a cute pattern that calls for charm squares and a jelly roll so, would love to win this!!  Thanks for the giveaway!  Good luck, Everyone!!!  :)

Mary Zink wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:38 AM

I think the Twirl line is fun and exciting that would make a very cheery project.  Thanks for the opportunity to win!

omri wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:41 AM

My fav summer projects are bright wall hangings as gifts for the dark winter, fun bags for use anytime.  I also like to sew strips together, recut and see what happens.  jelly rolls are perfect for that purpose.

windycindy wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:49 AM

Hello!  Great fabric prize giveaway...In the summer, I enjoy making

pillowcase style dresses,  wristlets and flowers for hair clips and

headbands!

Many thanks,  Cindi

jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

DotGirl wrote
on 12 May 2012 10:51 AM

During the summer I like to make small projects that brighten the home after the cold and dreary winter... Fresh, bright pillows, place mats and napkins, table runner, etc.

wordygirl wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:07 AM

I'm looking forward to making picnic quilts this summer.  In summertime, I like to make quilts that we'll use in a care-free way, quilts that go along in the car, or are spread on the grass.

Thanks for the giveaway.

playdoll wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:10 AM

I would make a big floppy hat for beach walking, love all these new fabrics! Twirl is so fun, the designers come up with the most interesting designs.

on 12 May 2012 11:13 AM

I love to make purses or bags with these types of cuts.  I also made tons of fabric books for my grandchildren using the novelty fabrics....they can "read" them and make up their own stories.

jks2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:19 AM

I'd love to make a really colorful wall hanging for our breezeway/sun room, one which will make friends and grandkids smile!

ritainalaska wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:23 AM

i think a roll ofo of twirl would make a nice sherbert lelmon quilt.  would love to give it a try.  thanks for a chance to do so.

shellseeker3 wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:32 AM

I will be making items to put away for those spontaneous gifts that are needed through the year. I like to have small things ready to go.

Wanda@2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 11:57 AM

In the summer I love to make gifts for all my friends.  Some of my gifts are lunch bags, colorful totes and table runners.  I would love to win some Twirl to my selection of fabrics!!!

Wanda

on 12 May 2012 11:57 AM

I am a true fabric junkie.  colors, textures, prints, florals, geometrics, batiks, what ever.  But if the truth be told I really do love Vintage/Retro prints and I think I know why. Fabric gives me ties to my female ancestors all of whom quilted and sewed.  My mom passed away 2 years ago and I never knew my grandmothers.  So when I am sewing I know I am continuing a long standing Family tradition.  One that I am striving to pass on to my daughters.  My Girls however HATE Florals.  They claim that is all I every buy (not really true).  Give them Batiks, strong geometric and tone on tone designs.  They like to match strong bright colors with Dark neutrals.  Either way we are being creative and connecting to our roots.

jenris wrote
on 12 May 2012 12:01 PM

Hi, Lindsey.  Right now I'm in the process of putting together all my supplies to and a stash of Malka Dubrwaski bright, sunny and graphic fabric to sew a collection of mini quilts that will be my new coasters and a table runner.  Things to really brighten up the house in Summer.  If I have any remaining fabric, I'll probably toss in some new pillows to really spark it up.  There is a lot of turquoise, orange, lime green, tomato red and wite in this fabric and luckily I bought new furniture last year for the family room that is light turquoise leather.  This fabric looks wonderful in my great room!  Can't wait to meet the outside weather with some inside matching rays.  Robin

on 12 May 2012 12:01 PM

This summer's projects for the teenage girls.  Quilts and Stories of the Grandmothers.  With the Help of my Aunt and Uncle, we will learn about where we come from while making quilts for our future.

on 12 May 2012 12:03 PM

To be honest, I don't create many projects in the summer.  I love to spend my summers dying, painting, and printing fabrics so I have a stash of fabulous fabrics to work with, inside, all winter!

codyss12 wrote
on 12 May 2012 12:15 PM

With these brights I would love to make summer hats, totes and outdoor lap quilts. Being on a fixed income I dont have extra money for store bought fabric.

I get fabric fronm garage sales and second hand store. To have some of these new

brights woulsd be a real treat. Thank You for your generousity.

on 12 May 2012 12:19 PM

I'm having a grand time creating with pre cuts.  Just finished a "Charming Signature Quilt"  for a friend.  I love Kate Spain "Terrain"  line so much that I haven't been able to cut into my cake squares and charms.

The new line of "Twirl" looks gorgeous.

Kathryn Oftedal

mszasz wrote
on 12 May 2012 12:20 PM

Currently I fuse commercially printed fabric to either batting or felt and I hand stitch on top, this way I don't need a hoop and can take it with me everywhere I go.

Once back at my machine I make bags, cushions and other small projects.

My old eyes love sewing in bright daylight.

I'd love to try out my handywork on "Twirl"

Cheers

mj7124 wrote
on 12 May 2012 12:22 PM

ZIPPER LANYARDS will be my summer sewing this year.

I am making these badge holders (or scissor holders) from zippers.  They are fabric covered and a retractable holder is added to the end.  These will be holiday gifts for all my co-workers ands sewing buddies.

on 12 May 2012 12:41 PM

In the summer I finish many projects that I have started earlier in the year. It is my time to quilt because I teach full time in the fall and winter. The twirl fabrics look very pretty- I really like Kate Spain's designs too. Thanks for the chance to win such pretty fabrics.

Regards from Western Canada,

corgil wrote
on 12 May 2012 12:51 PM

My favourite summer projects are finishing all of the winter ones i've started!  UFOs begone!  

Thanks for the giveaway.

cpentzer wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:09 PM

Because I have summers off from work, I'm more productive at that time. This summer's projects include making a "photos on fabric" baby book to introduce my first grandchild to our farm. I'll also create an iPad bag for myself and for some of my coworkers. Then there will be an attack on my UFOs. Knowing that I have a quilt camp planned for September gives me some extra motivation to get some things done to share.

Ellen Myerly wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:19 PM

I like to sew tote bags & purses - love the bright colored fabrics that say summer to me.  Thanks for the chance to win!

coh wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:21 PM

For me, summer is a great time for quick and easy projects such as oilcloth place mats, brightly coloured beach totes, and making doll quilts with my granddaughter.

jpusel wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:23 PM

I have several projects I need to finish

nanasrcool wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:24 PM

my favorite things to make in the summer are cute little things for my grand daughters.  I also work on my quilts and home dec projects.  

choover wrote
on 12 May 2012 1:52 PM

The Good Fortune collection is just what I've been looking for!  My daughter-in-law is part Korean, and loves blue and purple shades.  Her birthday is coming up next fall and this is the "Year of the Girls" for my quilt making projects.  How perfect is that!!!  Thanks to Kate Spain and Moda for another beautiful collection.

timpson wrote
on 12 May 2012 2:13 PM

My favorite summer project is creating lightweight "blankets" for laying on the beach - they work far better than towels!

timpson wrote
on 12 May 2012 2:15 PM

My favorite summer project is creating lightweight "blankets" for laying on the beach - they work far better than towels!

tawney wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:04 PM

I am so weird that the summer is when I do the big projects like bed quilts - but have smaller things going on too and I always do bright, any time of year or project. Twirl is a delightful looking collection - fun stuff!

lisaestrada wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:08 PM

I love Twirl. For the summer, I would make a tote bag for my daughter. Those colors are perfect for her. Thanks for the chance to win!

SoMoSewer wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:11 PM

I'm working on lots of fun stuff for summer from table runners with matching placemats and napkins to several lap-quilts that the grandkids can take outside for picnics, throw over trees to make forts, wrap the new great-grandbabies in, and in general enjoy.   I'm also trying to get a head-start on some quilts for Christmas presents, including finishing one that I started as a Christmas present more than two years ago.  I love "scrappy" quilts so a jelly roll in bright colors would come in very handy!

on 12 May 2012 3:18 PM

I just plain lOVE anything MODA! What to make this summer? Probably bags for  afundraiser benefitting our quilt Guild's continuous program of supplying quilts to children in crisis. There are so many great patterns  out now for handbags, beach bags, shopping bags, etc. And it seems as if EVERYONE wants one. I would love to be the one who wins TWIRL.

on 12 May 2012 3:27 PM

Yummy pillows for the porch swing!

auntiethesis wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:29 PM

I love table runners, placemats and lap blankets (air conditioning makes it a bit chilly inside during summer).  I'm also a fan of tote bags in bright summer colors.

DMc77 wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:32 PM

I will be making some fun summer hats to fend off the sun while in the garden.  There will be fun clothes for my neice - primarily shorts and tops, but maybe a summer bag too, and something new for my closet.  I've been neglecting my creative spirit this winter.

CalicoCallie wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:39 PM

Between 12 hour shifts at work and keeping up with a busy family, there's just a little time left for sewing. That's why I love pre-cuts. Half the work is done!!  Jelly roll strips are perfect for making colorful tote bags to hold all the neccessities for a day at the pool, market or shopping.

porchmonkey wrote
on 12 May 2012 3:40 PM

In the summer I like to work on quilted projects for  Christmas and other Holidays. There's no pressure to finish projects and I enjoy it much more !

tflahert wrote
on 12 May 2012 4:41 PM

Summer is the perfect time for quick machine projects (need more time for the gardening) or hand work like applique. Keep the project small and toss it in the beach bag. Since my projects are done in cotton, so what if a little sand gets on it!

PeggyR@3 wrote
on 12 May 2012 4:42 PM

Seasons have no influence on me, when it comes to my crafts.  Due to my health problems, I'm cold all year.  If a breeze hits me, I'm constantly cold, and my body goes into spasms, which become very painful - therefore projects that are normally too warm to make for someone are fine for me to work on.  I would love to work on a quilt for my bed, which has always been my dream!!  I have this plan in my head of making something which is very frilly with perhaps some asian fabrics involved.  

Riverlovr wrote
on 12 May 2012 4:56 PM

I love making little cosmetic pouches in pretty summer colors.  This selection looks ready-made for such a project!

Karen Jurek wrote
on 12 May 2012 5:12 PM

This summer I want to start teaching my grand daughter to quilt so fabrics that are bright would be excellent!

dks82454 wrote
on 12 May 2012 5:14 PM

I love looking at all the new fabric choices. Can hardly wait to add to my stash.

neldawn wrote
on 12 May 2012 5:47 PM

I like making fabric cuffs in bright summer colors.  This helps to use up lots of odds and ends scraps I have on hand- ribbon, fancy fibers, yarn, beads, etc, etc, etc.

Marthambryce wrote
on 12 May 2012 5:57 PM

I'll be making  pool chair covers and pol totes. I'll also make some casserole carriers for all of the picnics we'll have and go to!

Kerilee2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 6:05 PM

the fabrics are beautiful, my favorites are Good Fortune by Kate Spain and the Twirl by me and my sister, i can see them made into a lovely quilt, one for my grandaughter Tanesha and the other for me. thanks for showing these fabrics on line, Lynn Stringer

Amerikaner wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:00 PM

so much georgeus fabric, so little time. I am getting so excited about all the

fabric choices. My favourite summer projects this year are aprons and bags.

I have been sewing for many years on and off and just amazed at all the designer fabrics that are now available. I used fat quarters and charm packs, but never tried jelly rolls. it would be awesome to win, because I never do. thanks for the chance. Can't wait for summer, but love sewing all year round.

Fox4 wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:03 PM

I have 6 grandkids, the youngest is four. We recently found out my daughter is pregnant. I thought my baby quilt days were over so I'm excited to be able to create another one for grandbaby number seven. Great fun. I'd love to use the "Twirl" by Me & My Sister and I really love Moda fabrics. It would make a great story to tell my grandson or granddaughter when they are born where the bright and cheery fabrics came from. Thanks! Fox

bccar wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:06 PM

My favorite summer projects are totes & purses and summer shirts & shorts for my kids.   Thanks for a chance to twirl up a project!  :)

crawdaddy wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:25 PM

I like making bags, not just in the summer but all year long.

kea2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:31 PM

My favourite project to complete this summer will be a quilt for my grandchild's bed. This  will be a quilt trully made with love. I especially enjoy creating small quilts that i hope wil be heir4looms in years to come.

rinchen wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:44 PM

I have been making sun hats and reversible aprons. Great one of a kind gifts. Always looking for new inspirations.

PatinWA wrote
on 12 May 2012 7:52 PM

I don't have any particular summer favorite.  I love when I can sew with the windows open and the sun shining in -- all too infrequent so far this year!  This summer I hope to finish up some UFOs for fall.

SEWNYA wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:46 PM

I am so hoping to get new drapes made for my living room.  I actually purchased the fabric a couple of years ago and then some major life situations got in the way.  

SEWNYA wrote
on 12 May 2012 8:46 PM

I am so hoping to get new drapes made for my living room.  I actually purchased the fabric a couple of years ago and then some major life situations got in the way.  

saintm wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:00 PM

I love making picnic blankets and kids' clothes in the summer.  Thanks for the chance to win!

LisaD@2 wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:02 PM

I would like to make small zipper bags, a cover for my sewing machine, and start a quilt top.  The fabrics I use inspire me.

on 12 May 2012 9:27 PM

My favorite quilts to make are baby quilts, but anything quilty is fun!  Love all the new patterns for small bags.  Hand applique is my first love, but quick projects give instant gratification.  Thanks for the giveaway!

kathylutz wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:28 PM

I would love a patchwork tote

FAC wrote
on 12 May 2012 9:33 PM

I've been looking for fabric for a Kaffe Fasset inspired quilt as I love his use of vibrant, rich colours.  I also love the beautiful designs of the east.  Kate Spain's "Good Fortune"  looks like it might allow me to bring these two loves together in a simple block design that lets the beauty of the fabrics shine through.  The only problem is that it is winter where I am - not summer!  I guess that just makes the idea of fresh summer warmth even more attractive.

radollrose wrote
on 13 May 2012 12:07 AM

"Good Fortune" has the wonderful combination of the medium blues that I love along with an updated Asian feel to the patterns. I'm already coming up with ideas for it!

And how could you go wrong with "Twirl" from Moda. Bright summer colors for when you really need the motivation to stay inside and sew rather than getting some sun. With the fabric already cut, a quick jelly roll pattern will have you back outside in no time.

on 13 May 2012 12:11 AM

I love to make gift knee quilts for friends, especially for celebrating special occasions

playnurse wrote
on 13 May 2012 12:41 AM

I am working on 2 different projects one is pinks and reds for my grandaughter and the other is blues and purples.  I love working with bright colors which are very cheering for me, keeps me uplifted.

linlal wrote
on 13 May 2012 12:46 AM

My plans for summer - if it ever comes - are small projects like an apron for my daughter and some other kitchen-y things. Small so they aren't too heavy/hot while I'm working on them and so they get done quickly. There's always so much to do outside the house but I don't want to have unfinished projects looking at me as I'm heading out the door!

on 13 May 2012 12:56 AM

This summer I will be working on several projects for the county fair this fall. I will be making a quilted pillow top, an aplique pillow top, a purse from old jeans, a baby quilt, and a qilted vest. I will also be making dresses fomr my two granddaughters.

on 13 May 2012 2:51 AM

I like to start a "No Brainer"  something using up scraps.  tonight I started using all my "PINKS" for a sting quilt.  I love trying new techniques, so I'm using the pages from an old telephone book for my foundation.  This is really fun and quick.  I've even come up with an idea using telephone book pages for a sheet of 8 half square triangles.

SallaB328 wrote
on 13 May 2012 2:59 AM

Honestly, I make anything and everything. It's no telling. This summer, my sister is having a baby. It's the first baby, well since us, so we're pretty excited. So in honor of that, I'm going to be making a quiet book for the baby. It's my first sewing project, so we'll see how it goes. Otherwise, I'll be art journalling and collaging. I hope it win! Thanks for the giveaway!

mary705 wrote
on 13 May 2012 3:54 AM

I love this fabric line, and Twirl would be perfect to use for Me & My Sisters quilts, the brothers will have something else.  Thanks for the chance to win a jellyroll, something I have just started to use.

mary705

nancyB11 wrote
on 13 May 2012 7:09 AM

Totes of all sizes!  love the Good Fortune collection. thanks!

nancyB11 wrote
on 13 May 2012 7:09 AM

Totes of all sizes!  love the Good Fortune collection. thanks!

Bunnydiet wrote
on 13 May 2012 7:44 AM

I love the Me and My sister fabric. I want to make my new grandbaby a bright sunsuit out of it. I feel liberated that the small boring country prints of my generation are taking a back seat to what is happening today. bunnydiet@aol.com

on 13 May 2012 10:31 AM

For summer fun I have been making small dolls dressed in flowers. They are whimsical and "dance" around my work table. They are busy primping and styling each others delicate tendrils getting ready for the warm summer evening parties!

on 13 May 2012 10:48 AM

This summer I plan to work on a quilt using "Good Fortune" by Kate Spain.  I love these fabrics.

sewupscale wrote
on 13 May 2012 10:53 AM

I've been making sun hats for my new granddaughter and baseball hats for my new grandson.  We were double blessed in February with 2 new grandchildren.  Also love to make purses and sun dresses for the other 3 granddaughters

missgarnet wrote
on 13 May 2012 11:10 AM

When the summer days get really hot, I like to stay home with the a/c on full blast and work on smaller projects. This is the time of year that I like to do small wall hangings, potholders, and other projects that don't involve being buried under a warm quilt!!

Pat Burch wrote
on 13 May 2012 1:02 PM

Good Fortune makes me absolutely sit down at my machine and begin a new....a new quilt, throw, wall hanging, place mats....picnic throw.  It tastes good for the eyes. psb

on 13 May 2012 3:47 PM

In the Summer I like to play with my scraps of fabric. I cut and sew and have fun making larger blocks of fabric. My goal is to create a quilt top or a piece of wall art from leftovers. I create larger blocks of fabric which I may cut into additional pieces. I just go crazy in the Summer. I don't measure anything. It is much easier to randomly cut sraps of leftover fabric than to randomly cut into yardage---so I feel free to experiment and just have fun and really celebrate the freedom to create my art-work or quilt from scraps that someone else  would throw away. It is exciting for me to create something I truly love with my free-form cutting and piecing during the Texas Heat.

cindyrinal wrote
on 13 May 2012 6:00 PM

Seems like I spend the first six months of the year working on my quilt guild's retreat (I'm co-chair) and making charity quilts.  Once the retreat is over (third week in May) I can concentrate on fiber art.

This year I am working on a water-themed series which sounds nice and cools to counteract the hot Alabama summer.  Pieces incorporate a wide range of fabrics, including hand-dyed and painted.  I'm also adding crocheted and knitted embellishments.  The fish crocheted out of mettalic thread (sardines) and pearle cotton (salmon) look great.  

scrapperdeb wrote
on 13 May 2012 9:19 PM

I'd like to get some UFO items finished up this summer, but if I won some Twirl I'd make a quilt using the pattern Piece of cake.

rubyred2 wrote
on 13 May 2012 9:24 PM

Summer is a great time to create smaller projects. I can see 'Twirl' in a table setting,   place mats, a table runner, coasters and napkins. The fresh bright look of 'Twirl' would be a great way to decorate a table for entertaining on a warm day.

CasaManana wrote
on 13 May 2012 10:06 PM

I love doing projects in bright, splashy, totally saturated  summer colors.  Spring calls for new placemats, maybe a table runner, certainly a new purse.  This year, I've a new 14-month old granddaughter - I'm sure she needs a dress, and probably a diaper cover from bright prints, and maybe a pair of pants to coordinate for those cool mornings.  I can see all of these projects made with Kate Spain's new line.  Can't you?

nart4fun wrote
on 13 May 2012 10:21 PM

In the summer I get started on Christmas gifts like approns, pot holders, hot pads, or small wall hangings. I am new to quilting and I really love the "Twirl" designs and it would add to my cloth collection which is really small.  I would love getting it!  Thank you for this opportunity!

doerrtl wrote
on 14 May 2012 7:33 AM

I just love all those bright bold colors. And I have the perfect pattern to go with them!

Petunia17 wrote
on 14 May 2012 7:34 AM

These fabrics are beautiful!!!  I'd love to make a quilt with these!

Welchgal wrote
on 14 May 2012 8:06 AM

I love Curious Nature...stopped this a few weeks ago, but have not added it to my stash yet.  Don't know why I'm waiting!  Also love Good Fortune...love the colors.

anoriginalpj wrote
on 14 May 2012 8:32 AM

Little bags to hold things when you travel!

readyforsun wrote
on 14 May 2012 11:20 AM

I love to do smaller projects like table runners, small wall quilts, pot holders and other 'gifty' items.  I love to use bright and fun fabrics in the summer and store these items in my gift bin to use through the year.  Winning some fun fabric would be so great!

heyhiggy wrote
on 14 May 2012 11:33 AM

I like to get ready for Christmas starting in early summer.  Also make spring quilts for my grandkids

HK Mullen wrote
on 14 May 2012 12:05 PM

Taali is super fun--I love the boldness. Plus, my daughter loves sheepies. Being a Kate Spain fan I've had my eye on Good Fortune. I haven't seen Curious Nature before, but it looks perfect for home dec projects like wall pockets. Yay for fabric!

midyer528 wrote
on 14 May 2012 3:51 PM

I want to try the new purse pattern in the lastest Stitch magazine.  Many of the fabrics featured here would work well with the pattern.

Karon3 wrote
on 14 May 2012 7:01 PM

I love to start Christmas presents in the summer. No pressure, just fun!

cobboette wrote
on 14 May 2012 7:46 PM

I usually do small projects during the summer; purses, wall hangings, or dresses for my granddaughter.   I love bright summery prints.  Bright colors just make summer more fun!

MNamdar wrote
on 14 May 2012 9:52 PM

I love to make little girls dresses and I plan to make a couple of the pillowcase dress.  It's so quick and easy.  Lots of fun

MNamdar wrote
on 14 May 2012 9:55 PM

Summer is bright, warm, and fun. I enjoy making dresses for little girls.  There is the pillowcase patter that is so cut and quick and easy to make.  I also think summer purses or totes are so fun too.

on 14 May 2012 10:37 PM

I am an avid quilter and crafter.  I have recently discovered "jelly rolls" and have patterns just waiting to be started.  I love the 1600 inch pattern.  I would love to use the "Twirl" fabric either for a charity comforter or to make zippered purses as prizes for our senior citizens' Bingo games.  They love homemade gifts!

goldie53 wrote
on 15 May 2012 3:19 AM

Summer is the time to spend with my grandaughters as they learn to sew making small quilts, pincushions, pillows or whatever their creative minds come up with. I love Twirl for its fun and bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

on 15 May 2012 6:48 AM

This summer I want to make a bright quilt for my bed as have tended to make mine dark or muted. It's time for a twirlly quilt! Thanks for the chance.

on 15 May 2012 1:05 PM

Love the bright colors of twirl.  Saw a bib overall (kneelength) that would look really cute sewn in those fabriccs.

Josie@14 wrote
on 15 May 2012 1:46 PM

The colorways in these fabrics are so wonderful.  For clothes or quilts they all bring me into the new generation of design and sewing!  Can't wait to create a new project using these lines.

on 15 May 2012 8:26 PM

I love to sew clothing for my granddaughters, gifts for my friends, quilts for family and Project Linus...and to do lots of creative dreaming via spending time outdoors and traveling so I'm inspired for fall and winter projects!  And I always love looking at the latest quilt books and blogs for eye candy inspiration!  Thanks for the great giveaway!

chain23 wrote
on 23 May 2012 4:05 PM

Yes Ms.Susan, My nane is Cindy Garlotte,and I just started hand quilting this last year off and on, but now that my Mother-In-Law has,just found out that she has the early signs of Parkinson's I thought that I would make her a lapquilt for Christmas,and possibly a few other things for my family and our little Shitzu puppy who is 2yrs.old and the best natured little girl there is. And also any thing I can win will help the pocket book of my Husband since  he is the only one working,because I take care of my 82yr.old Mother who has had2 strokes in 2009,and she stays with us,because she is legally blind in one eye,but she crochets up a storm,and I do alittle as well.Thank-You,and may GOD BLESS!!! Cindy Garlotte

on 16 Jun 2012 2:26 PM

I have so many projects for the summer.  I want to finish a few pillow cases to send in support our troops.  Something bright and cheerful to lay their heads on a night.  We have had three new babies born in our circle of friends and I need to complete one more baby quilt.

I think I would like to make a patchwork scarf to wear back to school in the Fall.  So to pick one thing would be hard.  Thanks for the opportunity to be part of a fabric giveaway.  

Carol

josiemott wrote
on 18 Jun 2012 7:25 AM

I like making new porch cushion covers and table cloths.  I use the  laminated fabric or plastic over regular fabric for the table covers.  I make quilted picnic table or ground covers for gifts for folks to keep in their cars too of inexpensive fabric or stuff that is not my favorite.  Also big travel/beach bags of wild fabric or whatever I want to use up.  It's all good!