Fabric Giveaway for Quilting on a Summer Afternoon

17 Jul 2013

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ~Henry James

I'd say Henry had it almost right. "Summer afternoon quilting" would be my choice of the most beautiful words.

So to celebrate summer and afternoons (or mornings) spent quilting, here's a free project, plus a Moda fabric give-away for two lucky commenters. One fabric pack contains "Summer House" by Lily Ashbury and "Meadow Friends" by Deb Strain. The other has "Meadow Friends" and "Twirl" by "Me and My Sister Designs."

But first, the free project. This e-reader cover by Lindsey Murray McClelland is from 101 Projects and Quilts. Lindsey made this cover to fit her 8" x 5 1/4" Kindle, just adjust the measurements to fit your e-reader.

Patchwork Kindle Cover

Materials

  • 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" piece of fabric for exterior
  • 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" piece of fabric for interior
  • (2) 9 1/2" x 14 1/2" pieces of batting
  • Fusible web
  • Button
  • Elastic hair band

Directions

1. Fuse a piece of batting to the wrong side of both the interior fabric and the main fabric, following the manufacturer's instructions for the fusible web.

Note: If you would like to quilt your cover this is the time to do so.

2. Layer the panels right sides together and sew around the edge of the fabric sandwich, leaving an opening for turning.

3. Trim the corners close to the seam to reduce bulk. Turn the piece right-side out.

4. Lay the mini quilt right-side down, and using your Kindle as a guide, fold the bottom part of the quilt up to create a pocket deep enough to secure your Kindle in place when it is on its long side.

patchwork design kindle cover
5. Using a 1/4" seam allowance, topstitch along both sides of the pocket.

6. Mark the center of the cover flap and use a seam ripper to make a small 1/2" opening in the seam. Take the elastic hair band and insert it so it extends 1/2" out.

7. Topstitch across the middle of the band several times to anchor it in place.

8. Close the flap and mark where the loop ends. Sew a button at this spot.

What's your favorite summer quilting project? Leave your comment below for a chance to win one of the two fabric packs. I'll pick a winner next Tuesday, July 23, 2013.


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babscorbitt wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 7:55 PM

i would love to win some of this fabric. it just screams summertime babscorbitt@gmail.com

Chippie wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:12 PM

Would love to win some fabric! Thanks for the opportunity. Looks yummy, summery!

sanderson73 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:16 PM

love the fabric and will have to try to make the cover  

tbyrd1989 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:17 PM

love the green/blue with dragonflys on it so cute

Carol DK wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:17 PM

Pretty Fabrics. I am needing a new bag. for some reason my daughter keeps nabbing all of mine. Hmmmmm. :D

tbyrd1989 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:18 PM

the dragon fly one is so cute love it

JennySquawk wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:23 PM

Hand bags are my favorite summer time project.  This summer I taught my 6 year old daughter to sew with a sewing machine so hand bags have been left to the wayside.  She is in the middle of piecing her very first quilt top and wants to go buy fabric everyday and build stash.  I'm hesitant on that part.  If we win, she'll be on her way to the next quilt.  She is so hooked she runs down to the workroom right after she wakes.

on 17 Jul 2013 9:23 PM

I would love to win this fabric.  I love dragon flies as it brings back at lot of memories for me of my childhood years at Grandpas cabin.

csmith133 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:25 PM

I've had a foundation paper piecing pattern of a beautiful dragonfly I've been wanting to do for a long time. This fabric would make the perfect frame.

on 17 Jul 2013 9:25 PM

Summer Project: Pillowcases :)

Quilting...christmas panel quilts. Nothing like 100 plus degrees making you want think about snow.

cathypepper wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:27 PM

the dragonflys remind me of my joyful childhood when we would chase them and butterflies all day long. Often mom would put us down on her quilt for our afternoon nap in the shade trees.

miname63 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:29 PM

I like to get a jump on my Holiday projects.  This fabric would be great to get a jump on my summer projects come winter!!  Beautiful fabrics!!

LinCO wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:33 PM

this is beautiful material...would love to do some summer projects with it...

jkwynn wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:35 PM

My favorite summer project is something quick and easy! Maybe a mug rug or a pillow cover or something like that. Very cute fabric - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

lake12nj wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:35 PM

I am working on a quilt of the flora and fauna along our lakeside. This fabric looks like it would fit in great with what I have already assembled. It reminds me of a sunny day :-)

srunyon2 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:35 PM

I'm so in love with fabric and how it makes me feel content and joy in the craziness of city life living right now.  Comfort and love for the smell and touch and sight of these fabrics.  Thank you.

goldie53 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:39 PM

Love these beautiful fabrics and would love to win them. Thanks for the chance.

Sheila58 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:44 PM

My favorite summer time quilting project is making soft books for little ones. The best pages have the most colorful characters.  These fabrics would work beautifully!

quiltnc wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:44 PM

In the summer I like to make small projects like baby quilts, wallhangings, or journal covers.  Too hot to work on a large quilt!

Thanks for the nice give-away.

little me wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 9:49 PM

Gorgeous fabric - just right for summer crafting!!

on 17 Jul 2013 9:54 PM

This fabric is so summery.  Would love to win.  Thank you for the chance.

on 17 Jul 2013 10:00 PM

Oh, this looks so easy! I tried to make a Kindle cover once but it ended up being too big for my Kindle. At the time, I didn't realize there were several different sizes of Kindles, and the pattern I had picked was for one of the older larger Kindles.

My favorite summer project is to catch up on the BOMs that I have let "slip" during the spring. Since it is so hot out it is nice to stay in and cut and sew the blocks. So far, I am caught up on one BOM and have no clue how far I am behind on the other!

barney2103 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:05 PM

I love to cut and piece during the summer months.

Myragayle18 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:06 PM

I would love to win. I love the dragonflies. Myragayle18

on 17 Jul 2013 10:10 PM

I've finished a quilt as a wedding gift... using the disappearing 9 patch.

I also bought a kit at a quilt shop while on vacation,

and I can't wait to get it started.

Love the fabrics in the give away...

I can always use more fabric...

It's beautiful fabric and I can see using it in so many projects.

CDILL wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:14 PM

Dragonflies hold a special spot in my heart!

I would love to have this fabric pack!

:)

valtst wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:21 PM

I love these fabrics!  They would look cut in a tote or purse.  I would love to win it.

carlsonsf wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:23 PM

My daughter loves dragonflys!  What a wonderful gift

coollabtech1 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:26 PM

favorite summertime project: fabric postcards. Love the dragonfly fabric.

on 17 Jul 2013 10:34 PM

This summer I've been sewing zippered pouches and coin purses, this fabric would be just right for some bright happy pouches!

cyndy@rusticpatriotgirl.com

karonlh wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:38 PM

this fabric looks just beautiful would love to win it

nursie762 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:38 PM

I haven't been tempted to buy summery fabric in a while, but this is just soooo yummy! I would love to win this!

Bikeb wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 10:47 PM

Love these fabrics. How fun to make a quilt or throw for a young child.  :)  

on 17 Jul 2013 10:50 PM

My favorite summer time project that is a tough one because I love to quilt anything and everything.  O.k. here are just a few quilted pillow covers, Ipad covers,  purses and lap quilts for the cool summer nights.  

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE dragonflies and the color green.  So this fabric pack is the perfect gift for me.  :)

marniehouston@shaw.ca

quilterl955 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:02 PM

Would make a great quilt for my grandson!!!!

killearnan wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:03 PM

Both sets beautiful ~ and a Kindle cover is on the summer sewing to do list.

suse1 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:06 PM

I love the colors in the fabric - sunny & cheerful! They would make a great addition to my stash :). Thanks also for the free e-reader pattern.

jozier wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:10 PM

The fabric is beautiful!  I love the hair tie and button closure on the Kindle cover. What a great idea!  My Kindle has been asking me for one of these,

goonybird wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:16 PM

This year, my favorite summer project is sewing for my first grandchild, due this November!

craftycat70 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:40 PM

Love this fun colors.....especially the Blues & greens!!!

Eleanor24 wrote
on 17 Jul 2013 11:43 PM

I would love either one. They're both so pretty!

Cheryl Goyer wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:01 AM

I would love to win this beautiful fabric! I'll also be adding the e-reader cover to my projects list.

MelissaB@9 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:02 AM

the kindle cover is neat and I adore the cute fabrics in the give away!

KuntzMA wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:11 AM

The fabric giveaway is all about summer!  Love it!  And I'm saving these instructions -- I have a Kindle cover but it's getting worn out.  I'll need to make a replacement very soon!!!

on 18 Jul 2013 12:15 AM

Beautiful fabric!  Got a project in mind already!  LOL

on 18 Jul 2013 12:15 AM

I WOULD LOVE RECEIVING PRETTY FABRIC.  IT SEEMS SO BRIGHT AND COLORFUL.

on 18 Jul 2013 12:18 AM

These fabrics are so lovely.  I love to make a coverlet for my bed each summer and most are done with very summery feminine fabrics and I have also done a black and white that looks lovely.  I usually start it in March and it is ready since i do not put batting in it by May...and I enjoy it all summer...thanks for the chance at this beautiful fabrics.

1griselda1 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:19 AM

So far this Summer,  it has to be the Summer Sampler Sew Along that paper pieced yummy sweet treats.

seasi wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:36 AM

The dragonflies are so fun and summery.  What a great quilt they will make. I hope I win!

on 18 Jul 2013 1:13 AM

Wow - to win this fabric....colorful, fun, and OHHHH one of my favorites - dragonflies :-)

on 18 Jul 2013 1:13 AM

Wow - to win this fabric....colorful, fun, and OHHHH one of my favorites - dragonflies :-)

Sandra Star wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:29 AM

thanks for the opportunity to win some fun summertime fabric

tiptopmama wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:34 AM

Love the Kindle cover! I'll be having a go at that one sometime.

This Summer I've got a gazillion projects I'd like to tackle but between two kids and work, I think I'll be getting out as much as possible! I do have some EPP to take with me though.

I adore Meadow Friends. I searched high and low for it to make my boy's first quilt and it was well worth the effort. My niece needs one next!

njgrl4ever wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:35 AM

My granddaughter would love a quilt made from wither of these fabric packs.

bezaz wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 2:02 AM

Dragonflies and flowers - summer time and the living is easy :) I don't have only one favorite project but two - baby quilts for two expecting august babies of my friends..

Julie A. wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 2:23 AM

It is a toss up between a hand bag and a table runner, something smaller for the summer.  Thanks

Raesansan wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 2:27 AM

My favorit summer Project right now is a "love" quilt. I'm making for a couple getting married next month.  It's full of hearts and love!

I'd love some of the fabric to make my next Project!

Jacinta78 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 3:15 AM

My favourite summer project is kids aprons. this fabric would look great turned into a few aprons :)

Jacinta78 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 3:15 AM

My favourite summer project is kids aprons. this fabric would look great turned into a few aprons :)

Cheeky Sew wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 3:24 AM

My favorite summer projects include quilts to be given as Christmas gifts, tote bags, and small projects to be used for holiday bazaars or benefits.  Love the give-away fabrics!

on 18 Jul 2013 3:45 AM

I just love those fabrics!! Would love to win them.

helenejw wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:11 AM

I haven't done a project in sooooo long.  I'm just finishing up my craft room and this fabric would be perfect to inaugurate the room!

helenejw wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:11 AM

I haven't done a project in sooooo long.  I'm just finishing up my craft room and this fabric would be perfect to inaugurate the room!

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:42 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric!

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:42 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric!

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:42 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric!

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:42 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric!

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:45 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric and would love to make something with it.

marybarnhart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:45 AM

I love that fresh summer look of the fabric and would love to make something with it.

on 18 Jul 2013 5:04 AM

Love the colors.

on 18 Jul 2013 5:12 AM

Wow,  I love the bug fabric!   Thanks for the giveaway!   :)

    Thanks for the free project as well.

Phoebe Beebe wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:26 AM

Beautiful fabrics! Definitely a gift: wedding present for my nephew, or pillowcases for Million Pillowcase Challenge, or cheery quilt for Project Linus, or...

Sandy_Diehl wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:28 AM

I would love, love, love to have some new fabric and I need a new summer project! Thanks for the chance! I love you guys!

alicesemione wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:31 AM

I would love this fabric, Looks like a summer project

pbalsinger wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:33 AM

Love the fabric and the Kindle cover pattern. Maybe if I am blessed enough to win, I can make this cover for a family member with a Kindle or my hubby!! :)

ameddaugh wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:40 AM

The Meadow Friends fabric instantly caught my attention. I would love to make some quilted placemats or some other project for my neighbor who just recently has set up a bee hive. She also is a way-station for monarchs and raises and releases them and tags them for their migration. She would love this fabric!

holski wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:53 AM

I love that fabric!

holski wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:53 AM

I love that fabric!

ddr1952 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:54 AM

My favorite summer project is working on mini quilts for a silent auction at our upcoming quilt show in October. Very thankful for AC!

Thanks-Deb

danagaff wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:59 AM

I like to work on at least one Christmas project in the summer. It makes the summer feel just a little cooler. Thanks.

quilteegma wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 6:15 AM

Beautiful fabric. I like dragonflies, nature, etc. I need to make a cover for my Kindle. Thanks for the pattern!

 trilliumcreates  AT gmail  DOT  com

eliz244 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 6:32 AM

Lovely bright fabric and great project.  Thanks for sharing.  I can ALWAYS add to my stash.

jeanridley wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 6:51 AM

I am slowly trying to build up a fabric stash instead of having to buy all the fabric each time I make a quilt.  This collection would be a welcomed contribution :-)

Mary D.M. wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 6:59 AM

a cover for my tab and free fabric would be the best

bluebirdtak wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:13 AM

Making quilts now for Christmas for my grandchildren... the fabric would look nice on the kids beds...

Linda Morgan wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:14 AM

I would love to win some of your beautiful fabric!

kydeb wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:22 AM

Beautiful fabric!  I sure would love to have some!!

dawnmcgee2 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:35 AM

What great summer fabric!  I have some neat projects planned!

phersl wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:36 AM

Anything. I just like sewing in the sunshine.

Sew4Now wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:38 AM

Those are some fine fabrics. I would love to make a summery something, probably a small table topper or picnic cloth to dress up those impromptu summertime dine outside moments.

mwilliams4 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:39 AM

My favorite summer quilting project has been a quilt for our state fair. It's modern and that's a new style for me.  I'm also working on table runners for my new dinning table and placemats for my patio table.

sklinn wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:53 AM

I love to use fun summer prints to make a new purse or tote bag.

Shelina wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:58 AM

What a lovely giveaway!  My favorite summer project?  I tend to take things easy in the summer, so something small that doesn't require too much effort or energy.  I just do little things to help move the projects along or start one with cool colors that help me think of winter.

Capi Cohen wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 7:59 AM

Love your fabrics (and the project idea).  Thanks for sharing.

neeniepie wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 8:23 AM

Thanks so much for the free pattern for my reader; it would look so pretty made up in some of that groovy fabric! I just love the design and wild colors! So technicolor...

wondering wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 8:30 AM

Love the fabric!  Thanks for sharing

mpaluses wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 8:36 AM

I love, Love, LOVE this fabric with the dragonflies on it :-)

iplewis wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 8:37 AM

I spend every summer working on and adding to a needle-turn applique floral quilt.  More is always better and some day I may even finish it!  Regardless, the blocks are just so easy to carry in my beach tote or when travelling and each square is filled with memories of a particular summer.   Love the dragonflies.  Hmmmm.  

jubari wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 9:06 AM

Really cute fabric, would work great for a "Quilts for Kids" charity quilt.

gpotts4202 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 9:12 AM

Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary is making gift bags for 25 VA hospital patients. I'd love to add these to our stash to fill the bags.  

on 18 Jul 2013 9:26 AM

Love the colors of summer and all it brings! Beautiful flowers, dragonflies, and all the seasonal goodies. These fabrics would let me make many summer projects.

on 18 Jul 2013 9:53 AM

This year turquoise and lime green are my favorite colors, and I used them to make place mats for my kitchen. Would love to add these for a wall hanging.

KatzQuilt wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 9:55 AM

Dragonflies are my "thing", I can spend hours sitting by a pond watching them dart in and out of the reeds. Summertime is my time to work on small art quilts, I usually take a class at the "Quilter's Affair" in Sisters, Oregon and work on the project the rest of the summer.

SewLynn6 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 10:10 AM

I don't have an eReader, a Kindle or such ... but I could always think of plenty of ways to use these beautiful fabrics!  A more traditional old-fashioned book cover, perhaps?

lsmanski wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 10:10 AM

I love the dragonflys.

Right now I am making a baby boy quilt for my 3rd great nephew.

jtempleb wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 10:31 AM

Such happy, bright looking fabrics.  Moda always has great patterns!  Who wouldn't want either one of these lovely fabrics?

Patr Kitchen wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 10:50 AM

Ohh what lovely fabric - I have a nude Kindle that would be happy to be clothed with this. I unfortunately never win anything but will make one for Kindle to be warm in the winter with the fabric I have here in England.  Happy sewing to the winner

on 18 Jul 2013 11:18 AM

Love the colors.  Very pretty summer fabric!

Linda1722 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 11:30 AM

What fun fabrics!  They could make a very summer-y & whimsical quilt!

dianeahrendt wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:17 PM

Love the fabrics, especially the dragonflies!

grateful53 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:21 PM

In summer I like to start on Thanksgiving projects. I love the fall colors and giving thanks is so important.

jbremner67 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:39 PM

My lighted kindle cover just died - so I need a new one!  Perfect summer project.

Randomheart wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:42 PM

Love Love Love this fabric!  Reminds me of when I was a child and we spent our summer days and evenings catching bugs and fireflies.  Remember catching fireflies and putting them in a mason jar after you punched holes in the lids?  I do. . . Miss those days and wish more children experienced these daily pleasures.

Nancyquilts wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 12:45 PM

In the summer I like to sew smaller projects-especially if they can be used for Christmas presents-such as tablerunners, placemats and potholders.

bjwms wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:01 PM

I don't have a Kindle but am sure I could find a use for this wonderful fabric!

on 18 Jul 2013 1:25 PM

I love the damsel and dragonfly fabric!

The Kindle cover would make a great gift.

on 18 Jul 2013 1:28 PM

I love to make things for my upcoming holiday, especially bags!

VickieC@3 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:32 PM

What "charming" fabric! Love the bright colors and happy designs!

Melissa Ward wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 1:49 PM

Thank you for your generous giveaway.  The fabric selections are delightful

fiberdiva1 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 3:07 PM

Would love to win some of this fabric. it would make the perfect fabric for my planned tote project

Piecefully

Carol.  fiberdiva@comcast.net

on 18 Jul 2013 3:32 PM

I am loving all of these fabrics and I love the kindle cover I am going to have to make one of those for mine.

on 18 Jul 2013 3:32 PM

What beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win them!

on 18 Jul 2013 3:55 PM

The fabric packets are so cute.  Thanks for a chance to win.

Kathryn

on 18 Jul 2013 4:20 PM

It would be a blessing to win this fabric as I'd make a beautiful blanket for a child who is very sick.

Puck16 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 4:59 PM

Oh how I love the Meadow Friends fabric line.  My fav summer project at the moment is finishing some long overdue projects.  I just quilted 3 quilts. Now onto the binding.  Next I need to make a baby boy quilt for a dear friend's newborn.  Meadow Friends would be perfect for that project.

JerriannM wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:13 PM

My favorite summer quilting project?  Baby doll blankets with matching sheets for the doll cradles I paint.  Oh, so fun!

bccar wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 5:31 PM

My summer sewing usually involves clothing for my kids, bags or other small projects.  And also collecting ideas for sewing & quilting once they go back to school.  Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric!  :)

on 18 Jul 2013 5:32 PM

Love love these fabrics!! I would love to win this. I am a dragonfly lover!! The others are so adorable as well. Thanks for this opportunity!!

Rachel

job30 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 6:46 PM

Well it's winter here so quilts and throws and sitting in front of the fire are the go. Those summery fabrics would be a great brightener for the cold wet winter days.

on 18 Jul 2013 8:26 PM

Love the Meadow Friends and Twirl! Perfect summertime project! Thanks!

Chris@193 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 9:02 PM

I seriously love dragon flies...but I never win anything...thanks for letting me see it!

Cindyb51 wrote
on 18 Jul 2013 9:06 PM

Beautiful fabric that I would be very happy to win.  

on 18 Jul 2013 9:15 PM

My favorite summer project is appliqueing out on the porch with lemonade by my side!

on 19 Jul 2013 12:08 AM

WOW! Love the bugs and butterflies! It would make wonderful gifts for my grandchildren!

Love, love, love, it!

on 19 Jul 2013 12:08 AM

WOW! Love the bugs and butterflies! It would make wonderful gifts for my grandchildren!

Love, love, love, it!

on 19 Jul 2013 2:07 AM

My go to summer project has been bags.  Overnight bags to makeup bags to tshirt grocery bags to keychain wallets to cross body hand bags.  My family and I just seem to need lots of bags!

laurie@108 wrote
on 19 Jul 2013 9:27 AM

A fun summer project for me has been a wall hanging I've been working on for my kitchen. I made templates of a coffee pot I drew  as the main motif and am adding embellishments. I'm using bright yellows and reds with black to brighten up a bland wall. When it gets too hot,I stop for swim,but still love my coffee!

on 19 Jul 2013 1:43 PM

Love the fabric and thanks for the free pattern

on 19 Jul 2013 1:46 PM

I'm working on a "Get Knotted" Project that has quilting and hand embroidery.

Terri175 wrote
on 19 Jul 2013 4:20 PM

I love quilting in the summer with the sun light being longer. I have some more blocks to make for our guild's Comfort Quilts for those who are sick. This material would work perfect for a gal's quilt!

HandsHeal2 wrote
on 19 Jul 2013 6:33 PM

Light, airy and beautiful. Would love to design with these fabrics

MGQuilts wrote
on 19 Jul 2013 7:04 PM

I've just been turned on to a "snappy bag" that closes with two pieces of retractable measuring tape thru the top casings. These fabrics would be great to use; I want to make one for each of the women in my family as well as the kidz. Would love to win your give-away.

MelanieC14 wrote
on 19 Jul 2013 10:08 PM

Such beautiful fabrics.  I could really make something great with them.

wordygirl wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 4:17 AM

If I am staying on track, my favorite summertime quilting project is a quilt to be gifted at Christmas.  But this year I'm also making quick, fun picnic quilts, perfect for summertime in lots of ways.

Ryjanka wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 4:35 AM

I dont have favourite project for summer. Depend on my  mood and on the fabric, that might inspire me to make something. Presently I am making a quilt. I love the fabric you are offering in your giveaway. Thank you. Would be great for bags or small projects.

Mammacubed wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 4:45 AM

In the summer I like to do more intricate projects. My sewing room has lots of windows with great natural light.  I like to take advantage of the long summer days to work on projects that might strain my eyes on the shorter, darker winter days.

joyfroggiest wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 4:47 AM

I love the fabric and would love to win it. Especially since I see some froggies in one of the fabrics. I'm a sucker for frogs!!!

DebbyB@9 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:09 AM

My summer projects usually include getting a jump start on Christmas projects.  This week I've been figuring out what blocks to use in a sampler quilt.  Thatnks for the give-away.  All the fabrics would be fun to work with.

on 20 Jul 2013 5:24 AM

I've just discovered hand quilting so I'd have to say that's my favorite summer quilting activity.  Thanks!

kathylutz wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:29 AM

Summer projects?  It's so hot and humid that I usually stick to smaller/simpler projects - tote bags, a new mug rug, maybe a baby blanket and quilt.  Thank you for this great giveaway!

queenopearls wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:36 AM

I love to make summer mug rugs and start gifts for the holidays.  Thank you for the Kindle cover tutorial!  What great fabrics for the giveaway.

thanks, Christina in Cleveland

SUZANNEYERKS wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:38 AM

It would be hard to choose between the two fabric choices, both are so fresh and summery.

An E reader case would make someone an awesome gift.

Great giveaway

queenopearls wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:45 AM

What a great question and love the fabrics.  

I like to create mug rugs, get started on holiday gifts and practice my quilting skills during the summer.  

Thanks for the chance to win,

Christina in Cleveland

mayling4 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:56 AM

Came across some wonderful dragonfly material nine years ago, made a baby quilt for my grandson, have not seen any other dragonfly material since.

It was a wonderful surprise to see this collection.

would love to win them, if I do will make doll quilts for two little girls who I know would just be over the moon, they simply adore dragonflies.

Jennifer

nova Scotia

Canada

JacquieKeen wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 6:42 AM

The dragonflies are darling! My favorite bugs :) to me, they represent summer. I just bought ponytail bands with lucite dragonflies on them - would look great as the button on the reader folder above!!

on 20 Jul 2013 6:48 AM

As a new quilter I'm delighted to get this pattern idea.  I think small, quick projects fit my summer mode.  LOVE the coffee cups...and using a ponytail band as a closure is genius...THANKS!

jdgunthorpe wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 6:52 AM

I love making smaller projects in the summer, especially those that involve hand piecing or hand quilting.

MzDuane wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 6:55 AM

Such pretty fabrics.  The possibilities are endless.  Good luck everyone!

susan selby wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 6:58 AM

Quilt it! Quilt it!  I am dying to quilt it;  would bring it to the next level.  Will definitely do this, but with lots of quilting.

Susan

dawn13 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:01 AM

Wow, they are so pretty! If I happen to be picked by that number thingy, I would definitely make a cover for my tablet. But my favorite summer~time project is incorporating fabric into my mixed~media project. And I'm learning how to do redwork. Thanks for a chance at your generous give~away!

Kaaryn2 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:05 AM

Such cheerful fabric from my favorite company!  My favorite summer project is finding time to continue work on a quilt since I love to bike and our garden has been very productive.  I am making a baby quilt right now with fabric from Moda!   kb 4847 @sbcglobal.net

Linda@114 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:05 AM

When living in England I would move my sewing machine outside to sew that way I didn't miss a thing and still got my projects done.

suesinger wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:14 AM

Fabrics are yummy.

ayjay wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:23 AM

My favorite project is the one that's almost done and waiting for me. Can't wait to get to it!

on 20 Jul 2013 7:32 AM

Love the fabric and I hope to win - most of my stash is c.1990's and in desperate need of updating.  And thanks for the pattern - I need a cover for my iPad mini and it should be easy to resize the pattern to fit it.  Happy quilting and sewing, everyone!

Bev-Houston wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:32 AM

My summer project: working with a group at my church sewing tote bags for walkers to be given to our homebound members and to nursing home residents. And we carry extras in our cars in case we meet people along the way who need one. Just two 14" panels the width of the fabric sewn together, turned, the ends folded up to make pockets, and velcro strips to fasten them over the walker bar.

The most beautiful word I know is MODA! Love the colors of the giveaway fabrics.

on 20 Jul 2013 7:32 AM

I would love to win the fabric so as to share with my buddies here in Silverton Colorado.  We are 50 miles from any fabric store and this would make a great challenge for our group.  Also would like to invite anyone in the area to our quilt show and sale in September 7 & 8

kathryngeren wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:36 AM

This summer it is baby stuff! Wall hanging, diaper bag and bibs! So much fun to make original one of a kind creations for those so special babies!

Love the fabric selections! Always need new fabric!

thanks for the great articles and inspiration.

on 20 Jul 2013 7:41 AM

I would love to win this.  Those dragonflies are so cute!

djfulton wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:41 AM

My favorite summer project is a light, bright lap quilt.  Nice summery fabrics.  

mmichellew wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:45 AM

Great tutorial I am going to make one for my friend's Kindle and then adjust it to make a cover for my ipad!  Thank you.  Hope i win fabric!

cubanquilter wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:51 AM

I'd like to make a cover for my iPad, and these fabrics would be lovely.

mmichellew wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:02 AM

Great tutorial I am going to make one for my friend's Kindle and then adjust it to make a cover for my ipad!  Thank you. My favorite summer project is something I can start in the summer months in preparation for Christmas giving. Love having a head start on holiday gifts.  Hope i win fabric!

carol255 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:06 AM

I really need a new summer tote bag.  It would be great to use these pretty fabrics.

carol255 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:06 AM

I really need a new summer tote bag.  It would be great to use these pretty fabrics.

schiba99 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:07 AM

Love the tutorial - sounds almost to easy to be true. I really need to make a cover for my e-reader!

I have been doing some smaller paper piecing blocks and find these perfect for summer: no big quilt parts to drag around - and you still get the satisfaction of creating something. Guess I have to make a PP block and use in your tutorial... Thanks for a chance!

QuilterMEO wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:08 AM

My favorite summer project is whatever I'm currently working on!

on 20 Jul 2013 8:09 AM

These colors are great.  Thanks for the opportunity.  I vote for Summer time mornings.

emmybean wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:09 AM

Summer quilting is about table runners and placemats! Love the Summer House and Meadow Friends.

sssbrwn wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:14 AM

Scrap quilting is my favorite summer quilting project.

on 20 Jul 2013 8:27 AM

Thank you for the cool free project and the chance to win some awesome new fabric. Summer feels a long way off down here at the present time, need the inspiration!

on 20 Jul 2013 8:27 AM

Thank you for the cool free project and the chance to win some awesome new fabric. Summer feels a long way off down here at the present time, need the inspiration!

DebDG wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:29 AM

Lovely fabrics. They'd be so fun to use to whip up a little summer project.

bd510 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:31 AM

I'm presently into baby quilts.... every one seems to be pregnant this season ! I like smaller projects in the summer.  I would love to win either of these fabric collections as they look so springy and perky to me.

NetteZ wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:32 AM

I could never feel guilty being indoors during summer using those fabrics!

gardennut wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:34 AM

Pick me please!

gardennut wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:34 AM

Pick me please!

mickey140 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:37 AM

What happy, refreshing fabric collections. I see a baby quilt in my future.

labedaelaine wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:41 AM

I would love a  chance at this beautiful fabric giveaway. Thanks :)

labedaelaine@gmail.com

Thanks again,

Elaine McDermott

mytapestry wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:59 AM

My favorite summertime project is renewing my kitchen linens- new dishtowels with toppers, potholders, etc.  When its hot out, I think small and keep the bigger projects for the winter months!

mjwarr wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:59 AM

Love the bright cheery fabrics.  This summer's favorite quilting project is dreaming about quilting.  Have been living in our shop as our house is being built and the space is not there for a sewing project.  Would love my first quilt to be a bright sunny one using these fabrics!

JaneC@2 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:10 AM

I recently made a quilt-as-you-go potholder/trivet to match an apron for a friend's birthday. I love this method of quilting and plan to make more. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric!

http://www.handiworking.com

Kemike wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:11 AM

Beautiful fabric!  Would be the perfect finishing touch for a quilt I am working on.  Hope I'm a winner today!!!

KarenL@3 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:26 AM

Summer is too hot in the South to work on full size quilts so I prefer table runners, pillowcases, bags, and small wall quilts. Thanks for the free Kindle pattern and the fabrics are ..... well ..... summery!!!

Missy cooper wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:31 AM

hoping to make a nice picnic quilt this summer!  : )

on 20 Jul 2013 9:34 AM

Gorgeous designs for summer fabric!

enlouc wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:40 AM

My daughter & granddaughter would like something from the Summer House collection, and I'd love something from the Meadow Friends collection.  They are both wonderful summer collections.

candy48 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:42 AM

Just what I need....more fabric!! Hope I win.....Happy Summer.

prlyon wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:45 AM

I am already dreaming up a project for these lovely fabrics!

TinaB@28 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:47 AM

What a pretty idea to cover e-readers. That fabric is pretty, too

jboccia wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:54 AM

Oohhhh, pick me, pick me!!

jmcstr wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:54 AM

You can never have enough fabric.

This collection would be a wonderful addition to my stash..

Kathy Adams wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:00 AM

I sew all the time, so I really don't have a favorite.  I've been quilting baby quilts & this week our quilting group delivered 60 quilts to the Med.  As a diversion I have started applique art for my kitchen windows & would like to do some outside art for the garden.  If you give me fabric I will find something to do with it!

on 20 Jul 2013 10:00 AM

There is nothing more inspiring than a beautiful summer morning coupled with a handful of new prints to play with.  I love to make great big colorful pillow shams to scatter on the floor of my school library.  Perhaps there is an "I Spy a Dragonfly" sham coming this fall?

on 20 Jul 2013 10:04 AM

I like to start working on Christmas gifts for my quilting bees and my co-workers.  Each year I pick out something that is not to difficult and that I can make about 30.  I like to try to make something that is useful and decorative.  In the past I have made shopping bags, coffee mug wraps, spa bags and this year I am making tea towels.  I like to start these projects in the summer because they are small and I don't have to deal with a heavier (hotter) quilt.  Also, starting in the summer gives me a jumpstart on the season so that I am not in panic mode in December.

Steimel wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:08 AM

Summer's the perfect time to switch from machine to hand sewing.  Maybe something with ribbon embroidery.-Amy

marcellatp wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:19 AM

Cute kindle cover! Love the fabrics she picked too. My favorite project this summer is a little paper pieced hexagon project and some of the hexagons are embroidered. So fun to sit and stitch by hand!

Joy W wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:29 AM

Staying cool in my craft room with the light streaming in and sewing up something beautiful with these fabrics - now THAT's a divine thought!  Would really enjoy these fabrics.  Thanks for a chance to own them!

hmmm... wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:30 AM

nice fabric!

LaBuck wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:42 AM

Summer's the time for smaller, quicker projects for me...cheerful colored placemats and mug rugs, fun tote bags, that kind of thing. Love the fabric here, and thanks for the free project!

Melodee@3 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:46 AM

The giveaway fabrics would be a bright delight to work with. Summer days, I'm out in the garden with the dragonflies. Evenings are reserved for organizing and replenishing my stash and designing fall and winter projects using Electric Quilt computer program. It gives me something to look forward to.

PatD3 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:53 AM

Summertime means starting the christmas gifts. Doll quilts for the girls and camo jackets for the boys. Either fabric would be good for the girls.

on 20 Jul 2013 10:53 AM

Hi!  That fabric is so cute!  And I really do have a naked Kindle that needs a cover! Those prints look like fun and I'm sure my Kindle would appreciate recovering her modesty!

gruffy1 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:56 AM

Fab Fab Fab

kward2 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:08 AM

I enjoy making fabric flowers and journal covers - in every season! Thank you for the opportunity to win this cheerful fabric!

on 20 Jul 2013 11:09 AM

Actually, I just completed my annual summer project: the Hoffman Challenge. It arrived in Colorado yesterday. As to what is next, I think time spent cleaning up my studio is in order. It is complete chaos. Next, perhaps a new purse or pull out those two summertime quilts I started for myself and haven't finished in their oh-so-cool summer colors. Or a red, white and blue project. Or.... Who knows?

Duane Wiley wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:34 AM

Summer seems to be my time to catchup on all those UFO's and I find it satisfying to finally get them done!  Then, after that, it's time for Christmas Quilting so I start planning what I want to get done this year.  Thanks for the opportunity to win those beautiful fabrics.

shemie wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:37 AM

what a treat it would be to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

DBL23 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:41 AM

The fabrics look very playful! They would be fun to create with. Thanks for the free pattern and the giveaway!

lstardust999 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:49 AM

The fabric if very pretty.  Would love to win this.

lstardust999 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:52 AM

Would love to make a cover for my kindle out of this material.  My e-mail address is

lstardust999@aol.com.  Thanks for the chance to win.

mjaxn wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:56 AM

Love the fabrics. I like to make smaller projects in the summer so that they are portable-bags, mats,postcards.

ardis8 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:09 PM

My summertime projects usually include small things like pot holders. I also start thinking about what I'm going to make as Christmas gifts so I pull out my patterns and my fabrics and see what moves me. I love making Christmas stockings, pillows, lap robes, and quilted pockets for tote bags and jackets. Sorry. Gotta go. My creative juices are flowing.

ardis8 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:09 PM

My summertime projects usually include small things like pot holders. I also start thinking about what I'm going to make as Christmas gifts so I pull out my patterns and my fabrics and see what moves me. I love making Christmas stockings, pillows, lap robes, and quilted pockets for tote bags and jackets. Sorry. Gotta go. My creative juices are flowing.

pbstrand wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:09 PM

My favorite summer quilting...all of it!  I have to admit that I'm a year-round obsessed quilter!  I do love hand piecing in the summer, though, to take along to parks while the kids play.  This week I've been making hexagon flowers while watching swim lessons.  pbstrand@msn.com

1910 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:31 PM

I loved the comment from Jenny Squawk about the enthusiasm of her 6 year old daughter learning to sew!  My mother taught me to sew while I was quite young as well, but we never got into quilting.  Recently a friend introduced me to a quilter and my life will never be the same. I've completed 1 quilt and pieced 5 other quilt tops since this past March.   I even dream about quilting!  Since this is my first summer of quilting, the Patchwork Kindle Cover could very easily become my favorite!  Many of my friends have those readers, so this will double the enjoyment because I can keep quilting while they get the covers to keep their readers beautiful, cushioned & protected.  I hope Jenny's little girl continues to enjoy sewing and receives one of those fabric packs!

rmgs wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:32 PM

great fabric.  Love the project.  I've been sewing sleep shorts for the grandkids using some the cotton novelty fabric from my stash.  They are thrilled.  Doesn't even make a dent in the stash!!

barbsews wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:46 PM

Sewing together the fabric strips left over from previous projects to make new fabric.  I can then use this fabric for pillows, purses, placemats or cut up into squares for future quilts.  

barbsews wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:46 PM

Sewing together the fabric strips left over from previous projects to make new fabric.  I can then use this fabric for pillows, purses, placemats or cut up into squares for future quilts.  

Josie@14 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:48 PM

I am making small quilts for "Threads of Love" project and the Moda fabrics would be perfect for these premie quilts!  Love the project too!

PollyRae wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:50 PM

as one who lives in an RV I be over the moon to win some fabric..  Not whowing wnere we will be at any given time and frequently the availbility of quilting shops is nill.  good luck to all

PollyRae wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 12:50 PM

as one who lives in an RV I be over the moon to win some fabric..  Not whowing wnere we will be at any given time and frequently the availbility of quilting shops is nill.  good luck to all

Debbie@25 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 1:07 PM

My favorite summer sewing is bags!  Thanks for the giveaway.

janyon wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 1:10 PM

Perfect gift!  Always fun to get new ideas!

mefnrf wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 1:27 PM

This looks simple enough. i have not sewed in over ten years. it will let me get back into it. hanks  also for letting me have a chance at the free fabric. Thanks.

cmc1188 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 1:29 PM

This summer my favorite quilting projects are finishing up my entries for my guild's quilt show in August. If I have time, this project would make a great item for our gift shop. If you are near Mooresville, NC August 16 or 17, check out the Lake Norman Quilter's show. Would love to win either fabric bundles. Great summer fanrics!

BBMH wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 1:41 PM

What a great gift idea!  A personalized e-reader cover is something many of my friends can use.  Love the Moda fabric packs.  Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

on 20 Jul 2013 1:55 PM

My favorite summer projects are small in size and use bright, flowery fabric.  Summer is also a good time to work on the UFO's when it's just too hot to garden!  Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric.

phh wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 2:11 PM

Would love to win some summery fabrics.  I can survive the heat wave we are experiencing, and when it gets cold and snowy I can enjoy the project I created and think fondly of the "warm weather"  - smile.  Pat

phh wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 2:11 PM

Would love to win some summery fabrics.  I can survive the heat wave we are experiencing, and when it gets cold and snowy I can enjoy the project I created and think fondly of the "warm weather"  - smile.  Pat

SallaB328 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 2:17 PM

Art journaling. But I still haven't tried a fabric journal.

claudia wolf wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 3:24 PM

salve, I will try to make some of your purses. it's easy and I can play with different colors and types of fabrik. thanks.

claudia wolf

claudia wolf wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 3:24 PM

salve, I will try to make some of your purses. it's easy and I can play with different colors and types of fabrik. thanks.

claudia wolf

IdahoMarilyn wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 3:53 PM

I plan to make some patchwork pillow covers for my sofa.  I'll put a zipper on the backside, so it'll be easy to change them out for seasonal variation. I'll also make glasses cases as gifts. These fabrics will be perfect!

porourke wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:13 PM

Dragonflies remind me of the baby quilt I made two years ago for my grandaughter!  She loves to rub her hands over the fuzzy bodies & the wings.  Would love to win this fabric for my stash.

on 20 Jul 2013 5:21 PM

I'm making an apple appliqué table runner right now. I love the contrast of the red and green apples and my light background fabrics. So fun! I'd love to win some happy bright summer fabric!

cgalletly wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 5:42 PM

Since summer days are over 100 deg. I stay inside and scrap quilt using what I have collected during the rest of the year

babysbuddy wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 6:51 PM

Anything that doesn't generate a lot of heat! Things like english paper piecing or mini projects like mug rugs and coasters.

playdoll wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:21 PM

In the summer months I like to finish up the projects I may have started last fall/winter so I won't be bogged down by too many WIPs going into the current year fall/winter! Love the fabric! Ani in NC

d.t wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:34 PM

Love to make quilted bags in the summer!

Weena wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 7:42 PM

I like smaller projects in the summer, such as bags/totes, pillow cases and place mats/table runners.  These are such pretty fabrics.  Love the dragonflies!

sweetester1 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:05 PM

I like doing small projects during the summer.  These fabrics are lovely and I could easily fit them into some projects.

smithb wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:23 PM

Love the fabric bundles.  Either one would make the cute e-reader cover.Thanks for the pattern and a chance for the fabrics.  Good Luck to everyone!!

on 20 Jul 2013 8:34 PM

I would love to win the fabric on the giveaway, but I don't see an entry form anywhere, unless by simply commenting on the page?  a little more info would have been helpful.

Thanks,

Lauri

nickandlaurihyde@gmail.com

SewPoppy wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:35 PM

Those lovely fabrics would certainly brighten up the cold winter days here 'Down Under'! The sun is out but the wind is oh so cold! We all need a big splash of colour during the cold days of winter!

SewPoppy wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:50 PM

Last summer I made patchwork log cabin wrist pin cushions for my friends birthdays, so useful in the sewing room! But these fabrics shout out to be made into a drees for my newest granddaughter, she is so cute, but it would be for next summer, a good project for the cold winter days 'Down under' and a foretaste of Spring and Summer to come! The sun is shining here but the wind is Oh so cold! These fabrics would certainly brighten up the sewing room with dragon flies and flowers!

quiltmum wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 8:51 PM

Perfect for my Kobo, it gets so grungy at times ... thank you

alchemy wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:04 PM

Doll quilts are always popular in this house and much more pleasant to make in the heat than anything big! I love those cafe curtains featured in this magazine, so that might go on my summer sewing list also.

Mabear29 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:21 PM

I like to sit on the porch in the evening when it it cooler and hand piece things. I love both of the fabrics. would love to win them.  Sandy

Theresasapp wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:31 PM

What lovely fabric.  It would be fun to work with!

KElittle wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:51 PM

I love fabrics and would be very happy to add these fabrics you are offering to my stash.  I do a lot of quilting for family members and having a variety of fabrics means I don't have to run out to buy more when I start small projects.

Karen

m.keller wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 9:52 PM

Have made these and everyone loves them. I'm always looking for great fabric to make more.

pernmoreta wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:06 PM

I'm not much of a quilter...yet.  I'm still learning and playing around.  But I would love to win the fabric.  It would make for a pretty first "real" quilt project.

ustad wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 10:51 PM

I love to spend the summer selecting fabrics for projects to do later in the fall and winter when I spend more time indoors. These would make a nice addition to my "stash" for a project later.

LisaD@2 wrote
on 20 Jul 2013 11:05 PM

I like making wall quilts or mug rugs because I enjoy picking out just the right fabrics from all the small scraps I've saved.

melonkelli wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 12:46 AM

my new picnic quilt!

m92861 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 1:52 AM

Love this fabric and the project.  I am going to make one for my daughters kindle.   It is so fun!  Thank you!

on 21 Jul 2013 7:11 AM

Adding a few inches, you can make this for your ipod also. Like this.

on 21 Jul 2013 7:14 AM

Beautiful fabric! Fun and useful project!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Zen Quilter wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 7:26 AM

Perfect colors for some fun summer projects! I own 101 Patchwork Projects and have made several items in the issue. They are fun and easy to make. Love it and the fabric! Would love to have the fabric to make some more things this summer for gifts for friends.

Zen Quilter wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 7:26 AM

Perfect colors for some fun summer projects! I own 101 Patchwork Projects and have made several items in the issue. They are fun and easy to make. Love it and the fabric! Would love to have the fabric to make some more things this summer for gifts for friends.

memarston wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 7:43 AM

Fabric, fabric never too much fabric.  I paint  fabric, use fabric. give fabric away and on and on...

fnewiest wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 10:20 AM

Summer time says Bags!  I make fun saucy bags, beach bags and tote bags. But I am also working on my next quilt, and have my Christmas present quilts in my mind.  I would love to win this summery fabric, thanks!

CathyB@14 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 12:57 PM

I would love to make a bag for my knitting projects.

K Burnett wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 1:50 PM

My favorite summer quilting project is patchwork tablecloths for outdoors!  This fabric would be perfect!

denny1600 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 3:10 PM

I love making progress on infinished projects!

on 21 Jul 2013 3:49 PM

I would love to make matching glasses cases, notebook covers and phone covers.

My favorite is Summer House.

on 21 Jul 2013 3:50 PM

I would love to make matching glasses cases, notebook covers and phone covers.

My favorite is Summer House.

Reader72 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 4:09 PM

My bff and I finished our second quilting project in May and I am looking for a new one. Maybe winning these fabrics would inspire me.

on 21 Jul 2013 4:35 PM

Both sets of fabrics are lively and fun.  Just right for making summer small projects.

gmomhope1 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 9:12 PM

Lily Ashbury's examples on her page are great choices; my daughter would look terrific in a sassy apron with those colors.  Meadow Friends has a nice variety of color combos and choices of insects used.  I also like the damask pattern and the paisley or is it a tear drop fabric pattern?  At any rate they would be a great addition to my stash!

Sophy wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 10:37 PM

I like to start working on something for Hallowe'en in August.

Diane708 wrote
on 21 Jul 2013 11:17 PM

My favorite quilting project is completing two ABC quilts for my grandsons.  Each needed to be different because of the things they like.  Their ages  are 6 and 4.  I just purchased my iPad so a cover would be great.

on 22 Jul 2013 1:34 AM

I have a Kindle and this looks like the perfect project!  Winning the fabric for it would make it extra special.

Faye Bennett wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 6:33 AM

Quilting is my life - although I care for a sick husband I find time to quilt almost every day.  I have beautiful fabric but you know us "quiltaholics" too much is never enough.  I would love to win this beautiful fabric.  fbennett13@cfl.rr.com

on 22 Jul 2013 6:44 AM

My favorite summer quilting project  .... Christmas gifts!  I always start early!

poo wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 7:05 AM

Such gorgeous fabric; I would love  to win  this fabric. The kindle cover is  fantastic!!!

DMTO wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 7:55 AM

I would like to win some of this wonderful fabrics!

on 22 Jul 2013 10:05 AM

Thanks for the pattern. I love quilting with my grandchildren during the summer.

bonnie318 wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 11:02 AM

I really love both fabric collections.  I am an outdoor kind of gal and love to garden so these fabrics speak to me.  Hope I am lucky.  Looking forward to making the tablet cover. Thanks for the project.

Bonnie

abbyfuller wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 11:31 AM

I've just added "kindle cover" to my summer project list (and Summer is getting shorter and shorter!) I think I'll skip the button in the center, I'd worry about it damaging my screen. A little velcro along the edge will do the trick.

Susiquilts wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 12:45 PM

In the summertime, I like making table quilts to use as part of my outside decor on the patio.  Since my husband just received a Kindle for his birthday, I guess one of my next projects will be making a cover for him using Lindsey's great pattern.  Thanks for the chance to win these fun fabrics!

mdohner wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 12:51 PM

I have loved Summer House since I first saw it. Why I didn't buy any of it I will never know. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Shirley V wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 1:59 PM

I would love to make a bright summery appliqued tablecloth for my kitchen table. These fabrics look like they would be a perfect fit for gorgeous bright happy color! Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

samcgregor24 wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 2:36 PM

Beautiful fabrics!  I moved recently and we have dragonflies here which I have found to be so beautiful.  I have had a hand injury requiring surgery and have been unable to use my right hand for several months.  The first thing I am going to do when my hand is better is head right to my sewing machine and I would love to have any of those fabrics to use for my first project.

samcgregor24 wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 2:36 PM

Beautiful fabrics!  I moved recently and we have dragonflies here which I have found to be so beautiful.  I have had a hand injury requiring surgery and have been unable to use my right hand for several months.  The first thing I am going to do when my hand is better is head right to my sewing machine and I would love to have any of those fabrics to use for my first project.

JerseyJane wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 2:55 PM

I'm finding myself doing hand sewing this summer - it's easy to take along. That said, I think I'd make quilted jewelry rolls with handsewn ornamentation - and get a start on my holiday gift-making!

GA Quilter wrote
on 22 Jul 2013 5:45 PM

My favorite summer project is a tote or a table runner, something small. These fabrics are beautiful. Thank you for the chance to win.

on 23 Jul 2013 7:56 AM

Nice fabrics.

venusbert wrote
on 23 Jul 2013 7:15 PM

Fabric giveaway? Music to my ears. I'd love to make some purses/bags with this!

Betty Box wrote
on 26 Jul 2013 11:35 AM

My summer time projects are bags and totes.  And wow either prize would make stunning bags or totes.

Betty Box wrote
on 26 Jul 2013 11:35 AM

My summer time projects are bags and totes.  And wow either prize would make stunning bags or totes.