An Interview with Birch Fabric's Cynthia Mann -- and a Fabric Giveaway!

16 Nov 2011

I always love to discover new fabric. There is something wonderful about seeing a new line or pattern. My head starts to kick into high gear and I think about all the different ways that I could use this new found fabric.

I have fallen in love with the fabric put out by Birch fabric - especially since I saw the quilt (that graced the cover of International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene) by Elizabeth Hartman. What makes me love this fabric even more is that it is organic! Cynthia Mann took a bit of time out of her busy day to talk to me about the Birch Fabric company. Read on to learn more!

(oh! and because they are so generous, one lucky winner who leaves a comment explaining what they would use Birch fabric for will win some Birch fabric! leave a comment at the end of this post for your chance to win!)

Lindsey: How long has Birch Fabrics been around?

Cynthia: We started Birch Fabrics in April of 2009 and our first collection shipped in May of 2010

L: A quilt featured on Quilt Scenes cover was made with Birch fabrics; can you tell us what line?

 

C: Avalon by Jay-Cyn Designs

L: Why is Birch Fabrics different from other fabric companies?

C: From our very first collection, we have only used organic cotton. Our cotton is certified by the GOTS

L: You are a green company. How did you make the decision to go green?

C: Birch Fabrics began as a green company. I was sewing baby clothes for my two little boys, and I was searching for organic prints, I really loved all the modern designs from the big manufacturers, but none of them were organic. This is when I decided to start Birch Fabrics, I figured if I was looking for great modern prints on organic, other Moms were too!

L: What has changed in the company since making this move (going green).

C: Well, it wasnt really a move to go green since we started out green. We chose to only offer fabrics that were organic, not only for our environment, but for the health of workers and our own children. My husband Jason had asthma as a child and is allergic to so many things, we were nervous our boys would also have strong allergies, and wanted to reduce there chances of allergic reactions with organic clothes and bedding.

L: Your fabric is now certified by the GOTS. Can you tell me what that is, and what it means for your fabric?

C: Our fabric has always been GOTS certified, since our first collection. This means that we are standardized against the highest level of certification in organic textiles. Guidelines are set by GOTS that must be adhered to from seed to finished product, in a not only environmentally responsible way, but also a socially responsible way. To put it simply, this means that not only do they make sure that no pesticides are used on the cotton during farming, but that the dyes used to print the fabric do not contain heavy metals or other harmful chemicals, and workers are treated fairly and have safe working conditions

L: Can you tell me a little about the five new collections that are debuting this fall?

 C:

Circa 52 by Monaluna will begin shipping at the end of November. This collection is a follow up to our very successful, debut collection by Monaluna Circa 50. We took the best sellers and added a new print, the Woodland Party and changed the palette to a softer color story. The result is a very sweet collection, perfect for babies and toddlers.

Commute by Jay-Cyn Designs will begin shipping in early February of 2012. This collection is inspired by city life and how we get from home to work. Its a transportation theme that we love because it works for boys and girls of all ages! We picture messenger bags for dads, and crib bedding for babies! Its a very universal collection.

Mod Basics by Jay-Cyn Designs will also begin shipping in early February 2012. Mod Basics takes the same palette used in Commute and encompasses several basic designs that will make great blenders for Quilters. The idea was to give several single color options to use along with our other collections to create great coordinates. Mod Basics will also color coordinate with our Spring collections, Next Stop by Monaluna in March and Mod Squad by Dan Stiles in April.

Next Stop by Monaluna will deliver in March 2012. This small collection consisting of 6 prints, is all about cross country travel. It includes a luggage tag print, a suitcase print, a camera print, a map print, and a couple other cuties!

Mod Squad by Dan Stiles will deliver in April 2012. This collection will consist of 6 prints in a coral color-way for girls, and 6 prints in a green color-way for boys. The theme is British Invasion, a sort of nod to the sixties music scene.

L: Can you explain what Green sewing is?

C: Green sewing can mean a lot of different things. It can mean that you sew with recycled materials, such as t-shirts that you find at a thrift store, or it can mean sewing with only organic fabrics. There are lots of ways to sew in an eco conscious manner that dont have to include buying organic fabrics, which can be very expensive. One of our customers in our brick and mortar store makes tote bags out of used Capri Sun juice containers!

L: Where do you gain most of your inspiration from? Is it all from one place, or from many different aspects of your life?

C: My inspiration comes from many different places and times in my life. Often the palettes that I use are from things from my childhood; especially wallpaper, favorite dresses, and toys that I played with. Jason and I both get a lot inspiration from Japanese designers such as Shinzi Katoh, Etsuko Furuya, and the animations of all Hayao Miyazaki movies

 

 Thank you Cynthia!

And readers - don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win some Birch Fabric!!


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busybunch wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 10:20 AM

Oh, I would love to use these fabrics in a quilt!  THANKS for the chance!

ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

cindyd1010 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 10:55 AM

Aww this is really cute fabric.  If I won some, I could make garment items for my granddaughter.  I love that it is a "green" product too.  The colors are just GREAT!!!

abiga wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 10:57 AM

Dresses fro my grandy girls!

shellseeker3 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:02 AM

I would love to make quilts for my grandchildren. The fabric is so cute and different.

RubyMoon wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:05 AM

Great article! The fabric designs are so inspiring, I can imagine lots of projects :)

PeggyP@9 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:08 AM

LOVE your fabrics!!!

kicker24k wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:09 AM

These fabrics are very fresh and new looking, I love the designs on the fabrics and would love a chance to win, Thank You!  Bj.

kjheaverlo wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:12 AM

my niece is expecting her 7th baby! this would be a great quilt for her! :)

Annie-gram wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:22 AM

I think we're all trying to be more eco-conscious these days...organic cotton really appeals to me, as an organic gardener.  I would love to use this for a picnic quilt for my daughter's family. :-)

pyearick2 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:27 AM

I've been looking for just the right fabrics to make vintage-style aprons for some good friends as a Christmas gift, and these would be perfect!  They are so fresh and sweet, modern with a retro vibe.  I love them!

CC in WI wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:30 AM

I would decorate my cancer surviving husbands man cave with them.

sryeary wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:33 AM

My two little girls love anything with wheels. I would probably make them each some pajamas. And then dream up about one hundred other projects!

lindamid wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:54 AM

I really like the colors in this fabric.  I would make a baby quilt using them if I won.  thank you for the chance to win.

pjknitter wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 11:55 AM

Without a doubt, a contemporary baby quilt for a friend's soon to be grandbaby.

mpaluses wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:02 PM

I absolutely love your fabrics and would love to put them into babyquilts <3

senagarrett wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:04 PM

OOooh, I love these! I would use them to make adorable little stuffies!

xo,

Sena

Carol58 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:05 PM

I would make a baby quilt for a baby boy due around Christmas and a cute skirt for my granddaughter.

Eve Pottery wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:05 PM

I would use that gorgeous fabric to make a baby quilt for my long awaited great niece!

senagarrett wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:06 PM

oooh, I love these! I would use them to make adorable little stuffies!

xo,

Sena

RSTrindle wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:17 PM

Lovely fabrics.  I'd enjoy making something pretty with them!

RST

cygnetsmall wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:23 PM

I've been dreaming of a chance to make a little dress (and maybe some bloomers) for my baby with these Birch fabrics.

NicoleNR wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:25 PM

"Green", ah yes! I'm all for it.  Love the colors in your products! I would probably use the fabric in a quilt, with 'green' batting of course!  

dfmrobinson wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 12:31 PM

It reminds me when I was a child growing up. The fabric simply brought good memories and a smile to my face.

on 16 Nov 2011 12:42 PM

Super cute prints!  I'd use the fabric to make bedding for either of my little boys.

Sue120 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 1:00 PM

These fabrics would make a great quilt! Love the colors.

phersl wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 1:02 PM

This is precious. My first thought was that I would love to try some applique then I saw the little dress. I've a new granddaughter and I'd love to fill her closet. To many ideas.

debi kibbee wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 1:06 PM

LOVE it! I would use it for a couple of baby quilts I need to make this spring, and it would be a great bag - I am addicted to bags. a bed quilt would also be awesome.

on 16 Nov 2011 1:16 PM

It's so nice to know there are organic cottons out there in such beautiful prints.  Thanks for sharing the interview.

Jeannie EVH wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 1:49 PM

I love the concept of green fabric and they have such wonderful designs. Thanks!

clbarnhizer wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 2:14 PM

I would love to make my daughters some new nighties with organic fabric...

xalynn13(at)yahoo(dot)com

bevsilvestre wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 2:34 PM

I love these fabrics.  I just had to go to your website to see more!!   There are so many options of things to make.  I would love to make dresses for my 3 grandaughters.  A cute quilt, pillows, little stuffed animals.  Gosh, where would I begin.  Since I live in Southern Calif. and viit my daughter in San Fran, I may have to make a detour to Paso Robles.

Cheeky Sew wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 2:45 PM

Great interview and I absolutely love this fabric line - the hand is just wonderful, not to mention the designs!  

on 16 Nov 2011 3:16 PM

too fun!  I don't know what I would make, but I would first pet the fabric while enjoying the patterns, then I would peruse patterns or see where the inspiration leads!  Enjoyed the interview!

DyanHL wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 3:48 PM

I would love to make so many things for my beautiful grand-daughter, Nattalie:  blocks, dresses, pinafores, stuffed fun critters, books--you name it.  I love that the fabrics are organic--we try to buy her only safe, organic things and all her food is strictly organic and Mother's milk.  She's 7 months and a real joy in my life!

on 16 Nov 2011 3:51 PM

I would use these fabrics in a quilt. Thanks for the chance. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

mcquilts wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 4:03 PM

Love the fabric, has sort of a vintage feel to it. Would make a baby quilt with it if I win

DiannaRuth wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 4:17 PM

I would make my third quilting project (ever) of a throw using Alison Harris' Easy Bake pattern and give it to one of my nieces or nephews. I can tell that with each one I do I am getting better!

leilap123 wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 4:46 PM

I would love to use some of your knew fabric for slip covers and pillow for my deck.  It would work so well with the garden I have at my condo and I love the thene of traveling.

MBQUILTER wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 5:27 PM

I love the tent and teepee.  It looks so inviting!

MBQUILTER wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 5:29 PM

I love the tent and teepee.  It looks very inviting.

on 16 Nov 2011 6:02 PM

I see a perfectably adorable children's quilt in the making!!!

basturges wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 6:28 PM

What a great look - this fabric even looks organic.  Love the colors, the circles and think it would be a beautiful quilt!

on 16 Nov 2011 6:36 PM

I love Birch Fabrics since I've seen their fabrics for the first time. Each and every collection. I see a lot of possibilities of use.. mostly quilts for my son or even for me.. little pouches, children's cloths.. Thank you for the interview!

karenadd wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 7:29 PM

I would use the fabric for a quilt, or a bag or an apron or a skirt or................

scheibach wrote
on 16 Nov 2011 7:37 PM

I love your fabrics, especially those with the bicycle motifs. You have a great eye for color and design. The organic choice is icing on the cake.

CLBL wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 1:33 AM

Your fabric would make a great cushion covering for my children's window seat. It would bring a little brightness into the winter!

on 17 Nov 2011 5:40 AM

I would make an improv quilt. I've done 2 so far and they're lots of fun!

Blueeyes2u wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 1:46 PM

We do alot of camping and I would love to make some floor blankets for when we go to the beach or get too cold at night.Love the new fabric.!

gumbeau wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 5:17 PM

I love the fabrics! And the pennants and the tents and the...

Kim

frugalohio wrote
on 17 Nov 2011 9:20 PM

I would love to have this fabric

frugalohio at gmail dot com

graceanne2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:34 AM

I am really drawn to this line and I think the Birch fabrics are successful because their designs are "where we live" and fit in to our lifestyles beautifully. It is a pleasure to use them.

nancyrn wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:09 AM

a wonderful lap quilt for foster care: the prints are easily for teen boys who are rarely recipients.

on 19 Nov 2011 8:14 AM

I love the fact that this fabric is organic and the Woodland Party is especially just adorable! Thanks for the chance to win!

Laurie T

Val@72 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:17 AM

I am not familiar with the line but the pictures make it look very usable in many areas of sewing. I hope I win a sample so I can try it for myself!

on 19 Nov 2011 8:17 AM

The fabrics, which originated because of concern for Cynthia's children, would be perfect for the quilts we make for our church's pregnancy center. Great colors and designs! I'm also inspired that a mom with two tiny boys would find the time and energy to start her own company! Congrats!

tburt wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:17 AM

These fabrics would be great in a quilt

Theresa@73 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:19 AM

Looking at the colors and imagining the feel makes me think of my childhood and all things wonderful!  A quilt, a robe, a fabulous jacket...I could keep on going, but I'll have to get my hands on some of the fabric first!

lepart wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:20 AM

Love these new and updated fabrics.  My granddaughter will love them too.  she has been quilting with me since she was nine and is now 17. I've started my 6 year old as well and we quilt for charity and for friends, family and of course ourselves!  So many possibilities with these designs!  Thanks for introducing them to us!

Lynne

Mary AnneF wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:20 AM

I design jewelry, and would love a chance to incorporate your fabrics in my designs! OH, and I sew totes too.

on 19 Nov 2011 8:23 AM

From what I am seeing on this post, the palette you use seems to be very soft, lovely, endearing.  Will you at some point in time also do bright/bold colors?.....or is this not compatible with either your look or with keeping the product eco-conscious due to something in the dyeing/printing process?  How wonderful that you saw a need and an opportuity and ran with it !! Congrats!

jj.kilogre wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:24 AM

I make nap quilts for children at Horizons for Homeless Children to use at nap time in the child care center.  Many of the children have allergies and asthma.  This organic fabric would be great for them.  It is a child friendly design that these kids will love.  When a teacher gives a child his or her quilt they tell them that someone who doesn't even know them is sending them a hug.  jj..kilgore@verizon.net

Wen5 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:24 AM

Amazing!  Love this fabric!  

whoob(at)aol(dot)com

cericericeri wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:25 AM

So beautiful, if I win I think I would use it to finish my ca

thedral quilt.

pechuekonis wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:26 AM

These fabrics are so exciting! I love the designs and colors.

on 19 Nov 2011 8:26 AM

I would love to use these fabrics in a baby quilt.  Baby would be surounded in allergy free comfort.

sewkris5 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:27 AM

We are a totally outdoors family and everybody bicycles.  So, I would love to make our family pajamas out of your fabrics.  I always make pjs for everyone (currently 20) for each family reunion.

rgeddis wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:29 AM

What fabulous fabrics. I could definitely see incorporating these into some home dec projects that would bring splashes of color to my home. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

JHoskins wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:29 AM

Very creative fabrics. Would love to play with them. Thanks for the chance.

Julie

quiltbug2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:30 AM

I would definitely make dresses for my great-granddaughters.  It would be a a joy to sew them

MoeWest wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:31 AM

I'll be watching for Next Stop to come out. I can think of lots of projects for that theme.

judy marvin wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:38 AM

This fabric is awesome.It would be great  for a quilt for my sister who travels alot.very cute..love it...

Darlene102 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:38 AM

I love the collection with the purple green and pink.  I've been looking for some fabric for my grandaughter and this would be perfect.

azaleamom wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:39 AM

My daughter's first child is due in June. I have no idea what I would make, but it would be something for this precious child.

U4ic wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:40 AM

My family loves whimsical prints and these are so great!  I want to make cute little bags and maybe toys for my nephews with these.  Plus it's awesome that you went organic.

carrielovett wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:41 AM

Such fun and cheerful prints!

erinanheier wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:45 AM

The bicycle fabric would be perfect in a quilt for my cycle crazy sister.

lesliemcneil wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:47 AM

Very interesting fabric style; would love to see it for REAL!  Thanks for the chance.

MarciaKY wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:55 AM

Wonderful interview/article.  Really a lot of information I didn't know about "green" fabric.  I love the clean look of these designs also.  Thank you for doing the giveaway.

Sharon L3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:00 AM

I just love the gray quilt thats on the bed and hanging on the wall between the cots.  I would make quilt for my grand kids and dress for all 3 grand daughters, plus I`d like a bag made out of some of it.  So along with all the others,  I really hope to win some.           Thanks!

on 19 Nov 2011 9:01 AM

Hi Cynthia; thanks for the interview. These Birch fabrics have a vintage look to me and remind me of fabric on clothing as a young girl.  I like the coordinating combo of colors and I'd first have to make several aprons for me, my sisters and nieces.  Aprons are so popular now and the pockets and bibs and skirt portion as well as ties would all come from different fabrics of the collection.  I also love to make fabric paper and fabric flowers.  I'm an avid sewer.  I'd use these fabrics in machine needle feltingm in small projects like needle cases and purses; they'd also be cute on rag bracelets, bangles and necklaces.  The possibilities are endless.  I'm inspired and that is what fabric should do for you.  Blessings Terri

Kauai2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:02 AM

What a wonderful quilt this fabric would make.  And "Green" what else can a quilter need.  Thank you for the opportunity and for sharing this beautiful fabric.

Rebeccajr wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:02 AM

These look wonderful! Please sign me up for the giveaway.

marybaker112 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:03 AM

I love the interview and found it very informative. I wonder how many of childrens and some adults "allergies" could be cured if all companies followed these guidelines. 100 years ago people were not allergic to everything like they are now! Please enter me to win this lovely package!

Renetha wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:03 AM

These fabrics would definitely make some cute little girl clothing!  I would love to make some things for my nieces with this fabric!

thorngrove wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:09 AM

Have been looking for organic fabric for an outfit for a friend's baby girl so am thrilled to see this!

goonybird wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:12 AM

Love the concept of organic cotton!

simplesewer wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:13 AM

Love your fabrics and the special appeal they have for deisgn.  I'm so for "Go Green" and these would work so well with my current small stash of vintage pieces.. Hope I win!!

on 19 Nov 2011 9:13 AM

I've been drooling over your line whenever I've seen it in magazines.  YES, I would love to win some.

PatriciaG@34 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:15 AM

I love the fact that they are green along with being beautiful!

Lynnc81 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:19 AM

These prints are awesome!  I love the toddler quilts in the first pic.  I have twin grandkids, a boy and a girl and I would make them matching quilts just like those.  And all the accessories to go with the quilts!  I LOVE these prints!

pmorrisii wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:22 AM

Awesome fabric!

linlal wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:23 AM

The colours are beautiful - so soft! They'd be perfect for so many things especially for children.

Annita Jo wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:24 AM

I am building a studio and these fabrics would be perfect for the curtains, throw pillows etc.  I would love to win some of it!

Daynaleaf wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:28 AM

I am a cyclist who loves to quilt. I can't wait for the Commute fabric! I want to make small travel quilts for a couple of pros who have to travel a lot. It's always hard to be on the road.

on 19 Nov 2011 9:30 AM

I loved reading about green sewing as I am launching a new green quilt company called Eco-Friendly Quilts in January using recycled fabrics like jeans, t-shirts, vintage hankies, silk ties and old clothing.  Would love to work with some new green fabric! LOL

on 19 Nov 2011 9:30 AM

What a great collection -- I would use to make a variety of Christmas gifts.

Sally King wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:36 AM

One of my first jobs was working in a fabric store. $1.05 an hour if that gives you a clue how long ago. The smells in the store would make me sick. "Green" would have been wonderful. Happy you are doing this for our children.

So many things would look great with your beautiful fabric designs.

SallyKingemail@gmail.com

tballog wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:38 AM

This fun retro fabric line is the kind of fabric I almost (almost) hate to cut!  As a Soldier, I have little use for more quilts in my home, but this line would be perfect for the lapquilts I donate to our Children's Hospital! Pretty please put me on the list for free fabric!

on 19 Nov 2011 9:39 AM

These organic fabrics seem perfect for my quilting group at our local YMCA.   We make crib size quilts for the babies in the NICU at Methodist Hospital to lay over the isolets to give the babies some relief from the lights which are always on.  When they go home the quilts go with them.  We are always in need of more fabric.  Mary

OmiG@2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:40 AM

I have may plans for these wonderful patterns.  I love them!

Dodie2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:41 AM

Lovely patterns that both girls and boys would like and that would lend itself to a variety of sewing  projects from clothing to home dec and quilting. The fact that it is 'green' is an added bonus!

socknknit wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:48 AM

Great interview - and lovely fabric!  Thanks!

Kathryn@5 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:50 AM

What gorgeous fresh fabrics.  I would definately make a quilt for my son, or maybe some lap quilts or some... the possibilities.  

on 19 Nov 2011 9:51 AM

I make quilts for our local Life Choices Charity.  A group to help pregnant girls and young teens deal with STD's and pregnancy.  That would be the use of the fabrics.

Thanks

Brenda Jones

bjones3716@cableone.net

Joplin, Missouri

Susie107 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:53 AM

Since cotton is organic I would love to make a quilt for cardiac unit at Primary Childrens Hospital in Utah.   Since the babies are in a delicate state of health I would feel better using this fabric for them.  Besides the colors and patterns are just happy and fun.  

sbassett wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:54 AM

I love the retro but modern looks in the fabrics.  I would be making little dresses with matching lap style quilts for my 2 granddaughters to cozy up with for a story.

sbassett@rogers.com

on 19 Nov 2011 9:55 AM

I would love to work on organic fabric, I know my daughter would love that too!! :)

KarenDH wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:55 AM

What interesting fabric, it would be so fun to work with!

karensmom2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:00 AM

I can't believe you have so many fabrics revolving around cycling and travel both of which are my passions.  It would be so cool to make a quilt with them.

on 19 Nov 2011 10:03 AM

Very interesting. I had never heard of "green fabrics", but I "get" it.

Nice quiet colors too.

mggpeace wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:05 AM

A quilt with this fabric would be fantastic

jrose2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:08 AM

joycemosby(at)yahoo(dot)com

Such a fun retro feel to the prints. I would love to sew a dress for my granddaughter or make a fun quillow.

on 19 Nov 2011 10:08 AM

There are two baby girls due to arrive in late February. I'm sure either mother would love a gift from Aunty C made from these fabrics. Will you make me "the best" Aunty?

Djones6340 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:10 AM

These days I have bags on the brain so with Birch Fabric I would create bags!!  Thanks for making beautiful fabric and a chance to win!!

on 19 Nov 2011 10:12 AM

Really cute fabrics! I would use them for finishing my cross stitch works :)!

outi(dot)valimaa-mustalahti(at)suomi24(dot)fi

on 19 Nov 2011 10:18 AM

Love the quilt in the background!  I've really been looking at the grey fabrics lately.  We just redid the living room in grey, that may be why! :)

Jeanie@13 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:19 AM

Beautiful, fun fabrics.....just the kind I like!  Thanks so much!

Lauralai wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:19 AM

I love this new fabric! I am going to make my little girl several dresses!

Laura

dew1250 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:19 AM

I love the idea of the company going green and keeping up with the environmental changes.  The new collections and colors are wonderful.

pstgeorge wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:21 AM

The idea of being able to purchase organic cotton fabric for quilting is welcome...far too many chemicals are used which impact us all.

on 19 Nov 2011 10:24 AM

Would love to make a quilt with these fabrics!!

little_grannie@yahoo.com

Tesuque wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:27 AM

I'd use the fabric for something quilted, of course.

calpurrs wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:29 AM

Thanks for being at the forefront of giving more green options in quilting/sewing.  With appealing designs like these you should do well.  If lucky enough to win these fabrics, I will dream up something delightful to make for my young grandchildren.

Peggy Holt wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:30 AM

What a magnificent line!  It is so refreshing to see something different.  I am in the throes of building a new house.  Part of my decorating scheme is to go somewhat retro.  This fabric would be a great place to start.

And it's perfect for garments for my little granddaughter.  Thanks for this opportunity.  

Now to find someone local who is carrying this fabric.

DianeW@50 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:31 AM

Wonderful designs for the young and the not so young. I would love to learn more about the dyes used in the production of the fabric. thanks

shellseeker3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:32 AM

I love Birch fabric. The prints are so cute. I have so many ideas of how to use them in projects. thanks for the giveaway

JoyceLM wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:35 AM

Beautiful fabrics - love the colors.  Thanks for the chance to win.

Peggy Holt wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:36 AM

What a refreshing line of fabric.  We are building a new home.  I can see these fabrics used there.  But they would be equally wonderful in my art quilts, or as clothing for my granddaughter.  Now to find someone who carries this line.  I need some....I really do. Peggy Holt

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on 19 Nov 2011 10:36 AM

My quilt guild's charity quilt committee (Quilts From The Heart) is very low on bright and cheerful fabrics.  We would use the Birch Fabric for our charity quilts.  We are a new guild, only 3-1/2 years old.  The Birch Fabric would be a welcome addition and my chairwoman would be thrilled if I won this fabric for our QFTH.

Thanks,

Peggy

TeresaJoHoff wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:36 AM

Perfect fabrics for full size aprons!

mim1124 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:37 AM

I would love to use these fabrics in a quilt or maybe some pillows. Thanks for the chance to win!

kidquilt wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:37 AM

very fresh and exciting fabrics.  I would enjoy using them

on 19 Nov 2011 10:38 AM

love the fabrics and vintage retro looks, can't wait to make something fun! And who wouldn't want to win these great fabrics!! thanks

on 19 Nov 2011 10:43 AM

It would be easier to tell you what I WO

ULD NOT do with the Brich Fabric I would love to receive.  I am blessed with 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren then too, there are the 6 children and spouses.  I actually have a year long sewing binge to ensure all have birthday and Christmas gifts.  So you see, I can assure you that not even a stamp sized piece of fabric would not go to waste...how does a patchwork stuffed lion with a raggedy mane sound for my four month old great grandson?  Maybe  a dolly blanket for his two year old cousin?   See....that is how it goes.

Thanks for the chance  Grandma Z

nriff wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:45 AM

I am working on a series about redevelopment in inner cities and the use of eminent domain.  I would use the fabric with the dots and rectangles as part of a city map.

on 19 Nov 2011 10:49 AM

My daughters love this style of prints.  Thank you for making your designs available.  There are many ideas of projects already in my head.

Karen W

Handwork wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:51 AM

I love the designs and colors used for the GREEN fabric line. They are simply gorgeous. Since we have a log home, I'll make table runners with the log cabin blocks, cushions, hot pads... Oh! I can go on with what I can make with this fabric. This will not only brighten our home in the winter time but represents well our life style.

Thank YOU!

rjgardner wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:56 AM

I love sewing with old jeans and making camping quilts for my family, so green fabrics are great. I have been wanting to donate items to my local NICU and green fabric is exactly what they like for the premies.

fatcal wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:58 AM

I would love to use this fabric in a baby quilt.

pbs418 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:00 AM

Both of my sons are getting married next year.  I would love to incorporate the fabric into quilts as their gifts.

Annasueg wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:04 AM

These fabrics are so cute and contemporary. I just love that they are certified organic. I have a friend who has a chemical sensitivity problem and she would be able to use this fabric with no danger to her health. What a wonderful idea!

I can think of many applications for these fabrics! Keep creating, Birch fabrics!!

janmacwill wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:04 AM

I love the pillows and pillow cases featured in your photo. I would make some of those for sure.

pambiswas wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:09 AM

I would love to win some of these fabrics and if I did, I would make an art quilt from them.  Thanks for the contest.

Pam

calvalmom wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:14 AM

Long overdue!  Love the "green" aspect and the desings are so enticing ... starts the mind a'whirling with possibities.

on 19 Nov 2011 11:21 AM

How fortuitous!  I've been looking for something just like this to transition granddaughter #1 from the nursery to her new toddler bed to make way for granddaughter #21  Wonderful fresh looking designs in a very nice scale.

Mary Zink wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:25 AM

I love Birch Fabric's Commute line - especially the fabric with the bicycles!  I live in Sparta, WI - the "Bicycling Capital of America", so I'd love to make a quilt to   commemorate our city!

Thanks for the info on Birch Fabrics!

haddie wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:29 AM

LOVE love love this fabric   thanks for the chance to win!!!

on 19 Nov 2011 11:36 AM

I absolutely LOVE the retro look and organic feel of these fabrics.  I'd love to make a patchwork quilt - hand quilted, no less - that looks like I just pulled it from Memaw's cedar chest and threw it on the bed.

Ponderonit1 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:45 AM

I'd love to use this for nap quilts for my grandkids.  

kaina.aloha wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:47 AM

What a wonderful assortment of organic fabrics.  Love the colors and fabric designs.  I would make children's clothing or a baby quilt.  Thank you for publishing an interesting interview.

Sher08 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:48 AM

Thank you for producing an organic product. I would love to make a dress for my granddaughter.

Marsha Clark wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:49 AM

Cool Fabrics !!! I could make a quilt and a tote bag or purses.  Fun things to do !!!

deblayton wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:49 AM

My daughter is a gypsy at heart, traveling and moving about as often as she can. I have been planning to make her a set of bags for traveling duffles, carry-ons, and totes, and this fabric would be perfect!

DeEtte wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:51 AM

It's such great fabric I would have a hard time choosing.  We've just moved into a new house so I am having fun decorating  but it would be great for a quilt and of. Purse my five year old thinks every pretty fabric I buy is to make her something pretty!   I'm leaning towards a skirt for her.   I think!

Sharlenerf wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:54 AM

I grew up on an Indian reservation in Montana watching quilters making star quilts;I didn't really start quilting myself until a close friend's grandmother passed away.  she left boxes and boxes of fabric and the beginnings of several quilts and quilt blocks, which my friend gave to me.  So here I am.  I have one grandson with asthma and would love to make a quilt for him with the beautiful birch fabrics

nstephen wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:00 PM

I have recently (semi) retired and have been sewing quilts and blankets as donations and for raffle fundraisers. I'd love to use Birch Fabrics for some of these projects. They are so bright and cheerful and their organic designation makes them perfect for use by children and babies.

bwalke wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:10 PM

I would love some of this fabric.  Beautiful designs.  Thanks for the info and the opportunity QA.

becca8688 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:11 PM

I love the fabrics and that it is GOTS certified.  The prints are so cute.

LolMel wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:14 PM

I have 3 great grandchildren who would be extatic to be wrapped up in quilts made from these wonderful designs!!!

JulieSLP wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:19 PM

I'm picturing bags for my grown-up daughters. It's such cute fabric!

njgrl4ever wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:20 PM

Love these new fabrics, they are REALLY different. I would LOVE to use them in my next project.

LolMel wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:24 PM

I have 3 great grandchildren who would be extatic to be wrapped up in quilts made from these materials!!!!!

betsysmom wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:26 PM

I would make table cloth and napkins for a summer picnic.  If I make it in the winter I can imagine how the sun would be shining on my back as the Mod Squad plays on the table with the peanut butter and jelly!

soozieq wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:29 PM

I am a new quilter and see great possibilities in this fabric.  And the organic factor is important to me.  I hope I win!

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ConnieM@10 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:36 PM

What a great giveaway!  Count me in!!

tcrpm at sonic dot net

janparke wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:37 PM

I do custom baby quilts and love the collections I just viewed on your site. Especially the  mod one with whales and birds and wheels;fantastic for little boys!

starzed wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:41 PM

I would love to make a quilt from the material for the niece that seems to get nothing.  

Jan-Marie wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:47 PM

Several of these fabrics would be nice in quilts for my extended family.  I love the opportunity to use organic fabrics.

usmomlovemc wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:52 PM

I would love to make some beautiful things for my little granddaughters with this fabric.  It is beautiful and GREEN!

Dawna3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:53 PM

This fabric reminds me of the fabric my mom would sew with when I was a child. I would like  to have some to create some curtains for our kitchen and dining room ; with several new pillows and seat cushions.

budgetb wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 12:58 PM

I am just getting back into quilting, would love to use these fabrics for a quilt.

crinwil wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:02 PM

beautiful fabrics!  love the designs!

Dot Barr wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:07 PM

I am always looking for kid-themed fabric because I started a group that delivers Luv Blankies (quilts and afghans) to foster kids -- we have delivered over 2500 in the past 10 years! I love Birch Fabric designs for this reason! No one (not even OUR grandchildren), would cherish a warm quilt like these kids who are needing to have someone love them.  BlankieLady Dot Barr in CA

Dot Barr wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:07 PM

I am always looking for kid-themed fabric because I started a group that delivers Luv Blankies (quilts and afghans) to foster kids -- we have delivered over 2500 in the past 10 years! I love Birch Fabric designs for this reason! No one (not even OUR grandchildren), would cherish a warm quilt like these kids who are needing to have someone love them.  BlankieLady Dot Barr in CA

MARY1358 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:09 PM

I think I could make a nice quilt for my grandaughter with a bag to store it or take along traveling. Thanks for the chance to win!

Candi12 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:12 PM

I love this fabric!! I would use it to make my grandkids a quilt! It looks so happy and fun!!! Thank you !!

KarenL@3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:15 PM

Thinking about what I would make with some Birch fabric would depend on which fabric collection I bought. If I had some Avalon fabric, I would have to make a quilt for my Brother because he bikes and my family had a house in Avalon, NJ for many years. If I had some Mod Squad, I would have to make two quilts, one for my best friend growing up and one for myself as we were teenagers in the 60's and we loved the Beatles. Can't wait to see that fabric! I was never into modern designed fabric or quilts but the more I see of both, the more I like them. Guess you can teach an old dog new tricks!

on 19 Nov 2011 1:20 PM

I love the look of the bicycle fabric.  It would make a great quilt for my husband, who is an avid road biker.  All of the fabrics are great looking.  I can think of several things to make for my two granddaughters too.

ritainalaska wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:22 PM

love the fabric collections!  perfect for a quilt for my greatgrandson!

Maureen45 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:28 PM

With nearly 18 grandchildren to sew and make quilts for, I love these organic products. We are also making quilts for our local veterans hospital. It's so cozy to have a warm quilt on each bed.

Maureen45 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:28 PM

With nearly 18 grandchildren to sew and make quilts for, I love these organic products. We are also making quilts for our local veterans hospital. It's so cozy to have a warm quilt on each bed.

rocket88 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:35 PM

Inspiring designs!  I would combine your organic fabrics with organic yarns to make some joyful totes and vests for young and old.  

tina@18 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:38 PM

I love the new birch fabrics and love the idea of organic.  I would like to make something for my new great grand daughter.  I know she would be happy with a frock that is organic and beautiful to boot.

Tina

chriswatk wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:43 PM

Love this fabric!

annapk wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:50 PM

I would love any of these fabrics!

Evelyn303 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:52 PM

I love making quilt and childrens clothes the fabric would work for tons of projects even vintage aprons would be cool out of it.   evelyn_007@hotmail.com

on 19 Nov 2011 1:54 PM

Love the fabric! A baby quilt for my soon to be born niece/nephew (we don't know yet). :)

carol.shatananda@gmail.com

stallion wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:54 PM

Thank you for creating such wonderful colours, the very colours my best friend loves and I have found so hard to locate.  Now I can make things for her new home in a retirement village she will adore. Thank you for making that possible. Rose-lee

allieani2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 1:57 PM

I would love to use that fabric for some Nook/Kindle covers.

on 19 Nov 2011 1:59 PM

I love the fresh and clean look to your fabric line.  If I won some of this fabric, I would use it in a lap quilt for someone taking chemotherapy.

Karon3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:03 PM

I too fell in love with the fabric on the cover of International Quilt Festival:Quilt Scene and bought the magazine immediately. I would love to make a quilt out of Birch fabrics. Thanks!

on 19 Nov 2011 2:03 PM

These are unbelievably great and versitile designs!!  Love, love, LOVE that it is organic!!  More of this please!  Would love to use it for so many projects!!!

jmberg wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:05 PM

 Thanks for the chance to win some of this cute fabric - how great it would look in a quilt!

jmberg@gdinet.com

on 19 Nov 2011 2:05 PM

They are so refreshing looking and would look so well in many projects.  I do agree that children and children at heart would like them.  

leftypoac@ wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:06 PM

Your patterns are really sweet. I love them. I rarely get the chance to buy fabric and never anything "new" or trendy. If I could buy some, I would certainly buy this. Fantastic work!

sallywilson wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:15 PM

Love this fabric collection(s) - organs cotton is the best.  Thank you

Kathy@178 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:25 PM

I just love these prints, and I'm so happy to have found some in a quilt shop in Boston.

on 19 Nov 2011 2:36 PM

I would love any of these fabrics. I would make a lovely skirt if I won.

                              MarilynDKC@AOl.com

on 19 Nov 2011 2:38 PM

I would make some beautiful and useful aprons.

                         Thanks

                            MarionMPC@AOL.com

on 19 Nov 2011 2:39 PM

I would love to make some needed curtains with the fabric.

                             Thank You

                                JoanEC128@AOL.com

Nancyfromaus wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:40 PM

Sounds like a product I would use constantly.  The fact that it is organically grown and the workers are paid fairly.  Best of luck with your aims - and happy sewing.

on 19 Nov 2011 2:42 PM

Love the modern designs! I'd make a quilt for my 25yr old daughter who wants something modern for her house. I'm sure she'd be pleased with the Birch designs.

Robyn

Jorja89atyahoo.com.au

djbrenaman wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:42 PM

I love the designs from Birch Fabric!  They remind me of the paper patterns found in many scrapbook designs, particularly the papers favored by many designers who create for scrappers with children.

refalk wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:49 PM

I would use the fabric to make home decor gifts for my daughters in law.

on 19 Nov 2011 2:50 PM

I love these fabrics and really like to use organic items. knit1purljill (at) gmail (dot) com

Black Widow wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 2:55 PM

Love the fabric, what gorgeus colours and design.

atozwriter wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 3:03 PM

What lovely fabric! I'd love to win :-)

atozwriter

baroneditorial@gmail.com

Mary Z wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 3:05 PM

The fabric lines contain great colors.  Besides quilts, I'd use Birch fabrics to make clothing and sheets for my grandchildren because they are organic and have a clean crisp look not usually seen in juvenile fabric lines.  I'd use some of the prints for some pillows in my livingroom!  

on 19 Nov 2011 3:08 PM

My nephew and his wife are raising their son as green as they can.  They really walk the walk.  She bikes to work and really goes beyond the normal by making her own hygiene products.  If anyone deserves a lovely quilt from organic cotton...they do.   I am new to quilting but I am having a wonderful time trying new patterns.  I would make my nephew and his wife an heirloom quilt.

Thank you for your generosity with this offer.   Donna Savoy, New Brunswick, Canada

Quilnan wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 3:13 PM

Love the fresh, clean designs of this fabric. It would be a toss up as to whether I'd make a pillow or a tote bag first!

IlseB wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 3:19 PM

Where would you start

A quilt or little dress for my grand daughters

The possibilties are endless

Ilse

Jeannelin wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 3:21 PM

I love the colors of your line.  I would use the blue bicycles and the wonderful orange and blue and green dots from commute and the mapped pattern from monaluma to make a quilt for my first great grandbaby.   I have made countless quilts and love your new line.  Quiltelin@bellsouth.net

on 19 Nov 2011 3:29 PM

I love Birch Fabrics.  I'd probably make some tote bags or fun purses with these fabrics. I'm sure all my friends would want one.

fern lady wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 4:06 PM

I especially like the bikes and ocean stuff, they are great for sew many projects!

on 19 Nov 2011 4:35 PM

I'd love to make the Avalon quilt - that's what I bought the magazine for!

leannadc wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 4:39 PM

Love your fabric:)

adavis_me wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 4:39 PM

Oh I just LOVE your fabric - this winter I am goint to make a quilt and things for my Grands... I am disabled so going out in winter is very hard for me so I like to do crafts to pass the time....here's hopin' I win

on 19 Nov 2011 4:47 PM

I am going green!  I am redoing my WHOLE house!  These fabrics would be fabulous for my new "green" bedroom and living room!  Thanks so much for a chance to win some of this beautiful fabric!!

on 19 Nov 2011 4:49 PM

Such beautiful fabric and versatile designs.  Glad I happened on to this.

Weena wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 4:52 PM

I think these fabrics would be perfect for making items for the Children's Hospital!

ayjay wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 4:58 PM

Delightful fabrics!

Riverlovr wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 5:05 PM

We live in a 100+ year-old farmhouse and will soon be remodeling our kitchen and bathroom.  We want this project to be as "green" as possible, all the way down to uncovering the original hardwood floors that have been covered with linoleum for decades.  Using Birch's organic cottons would fit our plan; I'd love to use some for window coverings and can envision the bicycle-themed print, for example, as a shower curtain.

Can't wait to see these organic cottons in my local quilt shop!

Sherrill11 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 5:16 PM

What could be done with Birch fabric?  A quilt of course!  Or maybe some curtains.  What if I sewed some clothes for one of my grandchildren?  There would be scrapes left to make a matching purse for my granddaughters or maybe a baby quilt or add to the scrap stash or something for the Clothing Bank or ..... There is always something!  Green started long ago only it was called making do.

Diane S3 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 5:22 PM

What a great "sparkle line" to add to all the fabrics there are. "Green" sounds great, as we make quilts for children and vets.  I was born in the 40's and married in the 70's, so these fabrics seem to have many of the memory colors of those times. My 3 little Granddaughters would probably love the soft feel of the fabric.  Good luck!!!!!

on 19 Nov 2011 5:35 PM

I would make clothes for my two grandsons, who have sensitive skin. I have major skin allergies (allergic to polyester, among other things) and they seem to have "my skin." So I'm careful about the fabrics I use to make their clothing. These look like great fabrics in designs they would enjoy.

rweadley wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 5:39 PM

Terrific idea and some wonderful prints - would make up in picnic / travel quilt delightfully!  Roberta

celm56 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 5:51 PM

I love these fabric designs they are so clear and clean. I was just looking through the travel themed swatches and was thinking that when /if my husband and I decide to buy an RV that he has been looking at, these fabrics would make an awesome travel quilt for our bed in the trailer. i will definitely be bookmarking your page so that I can keep an eye on your fabric line. Thank you so much.

Sincerely, Carol McClelland

North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Terri6580 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:04 PM

Great, beautiful fabrics!!!

B. J. Hill wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:12 PM

Awesome designs - what with 5 sons and 5 grandsons I am always looking for guy appeal fabrics. The bikes are perfect for several who are into triathlons plus all the travel in all their lives. Thanks, B.J.

texgal55 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:28 PM

The first reason I like Birch Fabric is because it's organic cotton. I do a lot of sewing for my 4 grand nieces, ages, 1, 3, 5,and 7 and I want the very best material I can find for their outfits, whether it's fancy or play clothes.  And, if it's organic, it's that much better!  I also like the idea that the designs are so diversified. It's not the same old stripe, plaid, circles, etc. They do have some of those things, but they are treated in a very different manner, such as the Commute which includes, bikes, planes and other modes of transportation; and Next Stop which is an array of bag tags, suitcases, maps, etc. I love all that I've seen and would love to see more.  Thanks for the opportunity!!!

lorilouise wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:37 PM

My baby granddaughter has to have all natural fibers otherwise her skin reacts. I see cute little clothes and quilts with these fabrics in her future!!

floozette wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:38 PM

What a great idea.  I often think about how much 'nasty' stuff we are ingesting one way or another and congratulate anyone who is doing something to add to our protection.  And the patterns are pretty cute too.

Phoenix55 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:41 PM

Thanks, after being called "different", for being green all of our adult lives--(since the early 1970s--so it was never a new "trend" with us, but taught to us by our parents) flooring, and never using products with toxins in the home--never eating at fast food restaurants, always attempting to think about the relationship of humans and our environment, we are glad to see textiles going back to the old ways! Would love to have some of the fabrics--they are lovely--

cgochicoa wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 6:47 PM

Definitely a quilt for my 6 year old daughter.  So cute!

Sally Morton wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:01 PM

The designs are adorable, and it is nice to see fabric that you know was made by workers who are treated well and not harmed by their jobs.  It's a win-win situation.

OleToots wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:11 PM

This fabric makes we want to start a new quilt right now! How exciting!

quiter2 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:17 PM

your fabric would be great in a quilt for comfort!  so bright and cheerfull. quilts of comffort are given to people who are under going chemo.  our group services 2 clinics.  thanks for your concideration.

alavezzo wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:21 PM

I love the Bicycle fabric and would make messenger bags for my daughters, who love to ride their bicycles to school.

SEWNYA wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:27 PM

I would love to use these to sew clothing for my youngers grandchildren!  What fun prints and I love green.

SEWNYA wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:27 PM

I would love to use these to sew clothing for my youngers grandchildren!  What fun prints and I love green.

Carol Hupp wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:37 PM

I would like to win the birch fabric because it is airy and is just plain gorgeous.  The colorations would be a fantastic addition to a bedroom or living room. The solors make you smile and I can visualize my little grand-daught dressed up in a frilly dress or short set. A picture of  a modern show stopper.

vickilw1 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:41 PM

I would so love to win some Birch Fabric....I make eco friendly lunch bags, drink bottle holders and tote bags

mslottie wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 7:55 PM

Mmmm, yummy!  I have a new niece arriving in April and these would be just perfect for a quilt for her.  Thanks for the chance.

GA Quilter wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:00 PM

I would love to make a quilt out of this fabric.  It is very cute.

debbojko wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:11 PM

I would love to make a quilt with matching pillows in this fabric. I love this material, can't wait to see the new line coming out for the boys & girls in early 2012!

croceau wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:22 PM

I love these fabrics with their crisp and playful designs.  I can think of lots of projects--quilted placemats, pillow shams to liven up a plain comforter, tote bags for groceries ( my city has just banned plastic bags so cloth totes are in demand), and of course a quilt!

yarnlady@6 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:35 PM

WOW -- what great colorways and patterns! I'd love to make sets of "green" household linens for every room in the house, especially a baby's nursery, or guest room.

kathylyo wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:38 PM

Who does not love "green"!....organic cotton and fantastic patterns--what could be better than this to creative a truly "green" quilt or dress for the little ones!!!

on 19 Nov 2011 8:50 PM

I  would use some of the fabric to make clothing for my grandkids and some for quilts. I'm very glad that there is an organic fabric option out there. I will look for it here in my town.

linda1046 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:54 PM

What a versatile line.  Graments for the kids to a quilt or wallhanging to accessories for the home would all look great!

linda1046 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:54 PM

What a versatile line.  Graments for the kids to a quilt or wallhanging to accessories for the home would all look great!

rkohepburn wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 8:58 PM

So many uses....so little time....Where to start...I would love to use the fabrics in set design...props, etc...And in my art....pillows....costumes...quilts....if I win these fabrics.....a welcome challenge will ensue....

PatCooper wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:00 PM

After 12 years of fulltiming on the road in our RV my husband finally got tired of hearing me say that the only thing I missed was my sewing room. So he built me a charming little shed for crafting.  I finally get to take my sewing machine out and leave my projects on the table, or wall, or floor.  I have some fabrics that I have carried around for all 12 years; however, there is always room for more fabric, even when I had to stuff it in my sock drawer.  Now I can spread out and I think it would be quite wonderful to spread out with some of the lovely Birch Fabric designs!

on 19 Nov 2011 9:05 PM

Beautiful fabrics!  I would love to use them for a quilted wallhanging.

smokeybutter wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:22 PM

In our home the fabrics would probably either be used in a quilt or at a 4-H sewing class.

Thanks for the contest.

Gayle Grier wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:34 PM

Love the new Birch fabrics and would love to create something wonderful with them...so many possibilities!!

Gayle

aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

Gayle Grier wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:34 PM

Love the new Birch fabrics and would love to create something wonderful with them...so many possibilities!!

Gayle

aquiltersplayhouse at gmail dot com

lestern wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:39 PM

I'd love to make a lap quilt out of some of this fabric. Love it!

bucklady wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:43 PM

Love the fact that your fabrics are certified organic, no harmful chemicals or pesticides or residue that could be harmful to children especially.  Your designs are perfect for children and the organic certification makes them even more perfect for children's clothing.  I'd love to use them for  sewing  my grandchildren's clothing.

ncdanish wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:55 PM

What a way to make great clothes and quilts for my grand kids, and others, thank you

ncdanish wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 9:55 PM

What a way to make great clothes and quilts for my grand kids, and others, thank you

on 19 Nov 2011 9:56 PM

I would love to use this fabric to make a quilt for my "socially conscious" 13 year old grandaughter. I'm amazed at her recent concerns, wanting to share purses she no longer uses with other girls who might need one, and wanting to meet with the principal of her school about ways to share food that has been cooked but not served in the cafeteria with people in need rather than throwing it away. She would appreciate a quilt made from fabrics that are environmentally friendly.

Mary Beth ( jameslmckelvey@bellsouth.net)

Kathyw2010 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 10:49 PM

I love the retro look as does my daughter-in-law.  Can't wait to made them a quilt out of birch fabric!!

LizBeth Jill wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:08 PM

I love the vibrancy of the color pallet!  I would like to use these fabrics to create a

new quilt for my husband who is in an Alzheimer's care facility.  It would be such a cheery lift for his room.

Jane800 wrote
on 19 Nov 2011 11:21 PM

First I would like to say thanks for the great interview and all of the information about your material... Also for the chance to win... At this moment I don't really know what I would make to be honest... I do alot of sewing and make quite afew different items from purses, to quilts to clothing....I think that I would let the material tell me what to make.

Many Blessings,

Jane

on 20 Nov 2011 12:37 AM

I have been slowly going green whenever I can. The first quilt for my niece I used a green bamboo batting.  I am going green in many areas in our home.

I can see using some of your collections in a new quilt and summer dress for my little niece. I can also see using a couple of the collections in a throw quilt for an adult or pillows for home decor.

cotton fabrics are so versatile. I would love the opportunity to sew  with your fabrics and see the difference of working with organic cottons.

Iris Morales wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 1:08 AM

Because of the difference in the designs, these collections can be used for home decor, children and adults as well.

Iris Morales

DawninCA wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 1:35 AM

I have been mulling over my first quilt design and I'm thinking this fabric might just be the one I use to make it if I win.  Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

Carol Scoles wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 5:27 AM

Wow - this would mean some great new dresses for some little girls who have just arrived in Tasmania.  They would be so excited!!

Carol Scoles wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 5:27 AM

Wow - this would mean some great new dresses for some little girls who have just arrived in Tasmania.  They would be so excited!!

SandySalazar wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 5:55 AM

I love the fabrics!  I have enjoyed quilting and sewing for many years but have never made a quilt for my wonderful husband!  Until now... biking has become his passion and the bike fabrics are WONDERFUL!! I'm finally inspired by a fabric to make a quilt I KNOW he will enjoy not just because I made it.

SandySalazar wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 6:01 AM

I don't see my first posted comment... might have done something wrong....

I LOVE these fabrics!  I have enjoyed sewing & quilting for many years but have never made a quilt for my wonderful husband! Until now... biking has become his passion and the bike fabrics are WONDERFUL!  Finally I am inspired by a fabric that will allow me to make a quilt he will love for himself and not just because I made it!  Thank you!

on 20 Nov 2011 7:00 AM

I would love to have these fabrics in my stash. I like to feel and touch the fabric. That is how I get my inspiration. Each piece is perfect for something...it speaks to me.

kthequeelter wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 7:17 AM

I just read your article and then I went to your sight about the 'birch' company.

I want to make smaller reuseable shopping bags. When you are just going out to get a few things and you don't want to stuff them in your handbag! The patterns are  so modern/retro. The fact that you use organic cotton appeals to me as well.

Thank you ..Please pick me.  Kate

Lydianna wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:06 AM

What a sweet little dress made with Birch Fabrics...I wanna make that one for my grandaughter!   And I have a new grandchild arriving soon.  The modern fabrics have really grown on me.   I can imagine all sorts of quilts and clothes to make with Birch Fabrics.

mszasz wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:13 AM

It' wonderful to have cotton produced in a responsible way available for quilters.  I especially love Commute.  I live in a big city, Toronto, and this collection speaks to me.  I also love the colour hues used.  Thanks for the chance to win some, maybe Commute :)

Moll@3 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:19 AM

I just love these organic fabrics and can't to get my hands on them. I would make a quilt for a baby or young child with these fabrics. I also think they would make great PE (physical education) kit bags for boys and girls. So many ideas just buzzing through my head.

Thank you

Noeleen

deb4races wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:28 AM

Great modern prints for our modern lifestyle! These would make many different items. Sew much fun!!

JulieHedden wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:33 AM

Love to pursue my favorite hobby without harming the environment - better than just trying to use up my stash.

Nubeedr wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 9:24 AM

I love to knit and sew. The Commute collection would make a wonderful, sturdy, BIG knitting tote with lots of pockets and opportunities to use the whole collection.  I also have grandchildren to inspire more projects!  Love the look of both collections. Congratulations on these fabulous designs!

Alice R. wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 9:41 AM

I absolutely LOVE Birch fabrics!  I 'm afraid I would be very selfish, and make a special quilt just for me this time.  Fun!

AliceArt

on 20 Nov 2011 9:44 AM

I would use the organic Birch fabric to make sleeping bags for my grandchildren, ages 2 and 5.

mktennor wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:13 AM

Those patterns are lovely and the colors are scrumptious!

michwhet wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:22 AM

Thanks for the opportunity to win this great fabric. If I win I am going to make my two year old niece a new "blankie".

knittingji wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:48 AM

I would love to win material to make a quilt for our first grandbaby-to-be. The material is so cute and unlike other stores that carry material for babies.

JerseyJane wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:51 AM

Lovely collections, but I'm especially attracted to the cross-country collection - gives me ideas of mixing with old vacation photos.

Rae50 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 11:00 AM

These fabrics are lovely.  I'd love to win some.  Thanks for the chance.

jklmengland wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 11:08 AM

I would love to make a lap quilt with some of these fabrics.  I would make it a gift for my sister who would especially love the prints with birds on them.

mwhite01 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 11:36 AM

I love this fabric.  I would love to make a quilt out of some of this for my daughter.  Thanks for the nice article and pictures.

fiberdiva wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 12:34 PM

YIkes . What a wonderful collection and a GREAT quilt. I would FINALLY make a quilt for just me . Usually I am making one to give away as a gift .  

Fiberdiva@verizon.net

lonemama1 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 12:45 PM

my 2 beautiful grandchildren would enjoy these fabrics made in to anything I can think of!  Thanks for inovative new designs!

ams2011 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 1:36 PM

I would make use the fabrics to make a quilt for my bed ! I love the fabrics and covet my little stash that I have !

Joyce Dobbyn wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 2:20 PM

I have just started to teach my 5 year old great neice to sew.  I would love to be able to let her pick a project to use these fabrics for.  I also have 5 grandkids, the one great neice and one great nephew that I would happily use the fabric for.  I can see many many project possibilities with this fabric.  I love it all and the fact that it is a green fabric makes it so much more appealing to me.

Thank you for the opportunity.

Joyce

on 20 Nov 2011 2:59 PM

These fabrics would be great for my girls' charity project for homeschool. They are making lap quilts for cancer patients in our area, for when they are having chemo treatments to help them feel more comfortable.

Stephanie

Quilt maze wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 5:53 PM

Love the tee pee and would enjoy the picnic but I like quilts for their longer shelf life!  The pleasant soft patterns and colors make me think cosy and probably cottage.

Bonnie Chalmers

Bonniechalmers@gmail.com

on 20 Nov 2011 6:14 PM

Great fabrics; fun, colorful, coordinated, different.

on 20 Nov 2011 6:14 PM

Great fabrics; fun, colorful, coordinated, different.

LynDeeL wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 6:35 PM

Green and reminiscent of the '50s...Very cute! Including a new color palette to embrace.

pboyles89 wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 6:36 PM

Bright, airy and happy fabrics.  Would love to use them in decorating my bonus room for my family!!  Will make it a happy place!!

on 20 Nov 2011 7:15 PM

Cute fabric - bright and fresh - could really do lots of things with these!

sisjewell wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:17 PM

I would LOVE to get my hands on some of these delicious colors and patterns!! I will keep my fingers crossed...

ldunning wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:52 PM

My shabby den could really use some sprucing up (with Birch fabrics!)...curtains or a throw for my worn couch.  The house is a bungalow style we designed & built with period decor & your fabric is perfect!   Linda Dunning

ldunning wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 8:53 PM

My shabby den could really use some sprucing up (with Birch fabrics!)...curtains or a throw for my worn couch.  The house is a bungalow style we designed & built with period decor & your fabric is perfect!   Linda D

on 20 Nov 2011 9:40 PM

The new fabric lines are fresh and whimsical, while fulfilling a desire of mine to also go green.  My grandchildren are grown now, but I have 5 lovely grand nieces ages 2-12 that would love something made from any of these fabrics.  In fact I would use some of the fabric for my 12 year old's second quilting lesson.  She has fallen in love with this craft and I cannot think of a more perfect fabric line to use to challenge her imagination and encourage her love to quilt.

NLachut wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:24 PM

Not just beautiful, but uniquely beautiful!

NLachut wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:26 PM

Beautiful fabrics, but unique and fresh as well!  I Like!

Sachie wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:28 PM

Love the fabrics, especially because they are organic.  They would have been great two years ago when my granddaughter had triplets, early.  There are more primmies that this would be used for.

Carylanne wrote
on 20 Nov 2011 10:52 PM

What a wonderful opportunity to try a new fabric line free. I've not purchased Birch fabrics, sew I don't have any background to say what I like about it. Thanks for the giveaway, my chance to win.

Carylanne

Laura54 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 2:56 AM

My dear collegue is pregnant with twins, and I have to make a present for her and the two little boys arriving in january.

spud13 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 4:21 AM

Ooh, great article and great giveaway!  Please put my name into the hat.  Many thanks.

Diane JEM wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 7:42 AM

I love the look of the new Birch Fabrics -- I could use it to cover my new iPad, make a purse, great for pillowcases (we make them for the local Oncology Center).   deequilty@aol.com

on 21 Nov 2011 8:02 AM

No grandkids here--but my ultra cyclist (and green living practitioner) husband has been wanting something especially for him.  The bicycles are perfect, and I love the colors.  Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful collection.

on 21 Nov 2011 8:03 AM

What beautiful fabric. would love to have some of it.  thanks.

lrdesigns wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 8:25 AM

Because the colors are awesome!  I would love them!

CokieK wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 8:28 AM

Love these fabrics.  Would be a wonderful win for someone.  Not me, I never win any thing.  Thanks for the give away, anyway.

on 21 Nov 2011 8:37 AM

I would like to complement you on developing organic cottons.  Most people don't realize that growing cotton can be very harmful to the environment.  Your designs are wonderful!  My sister is an avid bicyclist and your prints would be perfect for shopping bags for her.  Also, QA had a baby quilt that used a bicycle print and now I can make it.

dkurzban wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 9:50 AM

Very different from my usual choices, which is what I like!  A new challenge!  Love that they're "green".

Jane Parman2 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 12:34 PM

Almost retro.  Very fresh.  Would love to win!

Jane Parman2 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 12:36 PM

Would love to win.

RachelB@16 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 1:13 PM

love the bicycles.  would love to use some for kids accessories

Pam Losely2 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 1:46 PM

Love the retro look! The colors are great and being 'green' makes it even more apealing. I would love to experiment with them to create a quilt. Thanks for the opportunity.

Pamela925 wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 2:27 PM

I would use these beautiful "green" fabrics to make baby/child quilts for the local cancer hospital in my area.  I just recently got back into sewing quilts to honor my grandmother who we have lost to Alzheimers and this would be a great jumpstart into paying it forward the way she always did.

lavirgi wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 7:16 PM

I love the crisp clean look of the fabric.  I would love to use some in a dress for my first granddaughter, Natalie.

Oregon Gal wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 8:48 PM

This is fabulous. Thank you for the wonderful interview, and the interesting facts about your company. Especially the "why" of what inspired  you to start it.

If I were to win some of this fabric, I would be delighted to make a quilt to help the group called "Quilts for Cancer". They provide quilts to young people who are going through cancer treatments.

And with any left over ?  I would make them into my newest venture - "Wild Wallets", folded fabric wallets based on an origami pattern. Simple to make, and fun to use or give as gifts.

pparment wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 9:55 PM

I love the new fabrics,  They all look so fresh, I enjoy making quilts for all the new babies coming into this world.  Thank you for you new fresh colors and designs.

redjanfan wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 10:57 PM

I think a redo of my sewing/room come office is overdue.  I can see some of these co0ordinating prints in drapery panels, chair cushion, storage boxes and notebook covers.  Neutral enough to say office, creative enough to say sewing and crafting.  Love them, thanks.

redjanfan wrote
on 21 Nov 2011 11:00 PM

I think a redo of my office come sewing room is overdue.  I can see these as drapery panels, chair cushion, storage boxes, machine covers, data covers etc.  Neutral enough to say office, but creative enough to say sewing and crafting.  Love these, thanks.

MarlysL wrote
on 22 Nov 2011 12:52 AM

Oh this fabric would be so much fun to make a funky light weight jacket out of! I love the prints & colors, but most importantly I greatly appreciate that it is ORGANIC!!! Love that!!!

Isew2doU wrote
on 22 Nov 2011 4:23 AM

I love your fabric.  It reminds me of my childhood and colouring books and crayons.  I especially like the bicycle fabric.  I would make my daughter who is studying in Amsterdam a backpack which she could use while biking to University.  I would also make a bolster pillow which she could use when picnicking.  I got this idea from your photo of the quilt and bolster pillow next to the tent etc.

memoose wrote
on 22 Nov 2011 1:03 PM

This is the first I have heard of Birch fabrics. I'd love to win some!

salambert wrote
on 22 Nov 2011 2:15 PM

Wow, this fabric is so fresh looking!  I would like to make quilts and childrens clothing out of this.

SueAndrus wrote
on 22 Nov 2011 4:07 PM

If I won the fabric, I would probably use it for something for my grandkids, I have 2 grandsons and one granddaughter. I love that there are great fabrics for boys! Not always easy to find.

Elaine L wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 10:46 AM

The fabrics look so clean and fresh.    Now that I am a grandma,  there are so many wonderful room accessory patterns out there.      But quilting is my passion, so a quilt would be the first project.

rubyred2 wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 4:45 PM

I love the designs on your fabrics combined with being organic makes them ideal to use in sewing projects for young children. I can see them made in to soft toys and little quilts that can be touched and played without fear of any reactions.  

rubyred2 wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 4:49 PM

I love the designs on your fabrics combined with being organic makes them ideal to use in sewing projects for young children. I can see them made in to soft toys and little quilts that can be touched and played with, without fear of any reactions.

marglou@tpg.com.au

Sewing4fun wrote
on 23 Nov 2011 7:44 PM

fantastic fabric!  

2me2 wrote
on 24 Nov 2011 5:51 PM

Hello:

I also love your fabric. I would use  the fabric to make quilts for people who are still out of their homes from the Floods in New York in Aug and Sept. Happy Quilting. Donna- a happy quilter

on 25 Nov 2011 3:41 PM

I would love to win the beautiful and useful fabrics.  What a prize to win. Think of all the possibilities with this giveaway!

                                                Marilyn

on 25 Nov 2011 4:26 PM

I would love to win these fabrics. I could make some lovely items.

                                      Thank You

                                         Marion

on 25 Nov 2011 4:30 PM

WOW! What I couldn't do if I won this contest. i would first make some lovely curtains.

                                               Thanks

                                                   Joan

deirdrefaust wrote
on 26 Nov 2011 8:00 AM

It has a fun retro feel to it, and it would be wonderful for gift projects.

jdeters wrote
on 29 Nov 2011 1:52 PM

Really like the fabric line and designs.  Would love to win some to make lovely things.

on 30 Nov 2011 5:23 PM

Thank you for the interview with Cynthia.  What wonderful fabrics!  I can hardly wait to make an organic quilt and organic pillows.  I might even keep them for myself!

schled wrote
on 8 Dec 2011 9:58 PM

I love the colors!

Dianne C. wrote
on 15 Dec 2011 10:51 PM

this is fabulous news to see companies producing green products with the future in mind, thanks.

swhite wrote
on 18 Dec 2011 2:05 PM

lovely fun fabric.  mind spins with all the ideas.

readyforsun wrote
on 14 May 2012 11:16 AM

I am SO inspired by these fabrics.  The designs are colors are SO wonderful.  I woudl love to make a small baby quilt for my grandson.  Thanks for the chance to win!