Saturday, May 2, 2015

New Fabric Arrivals! Giveaway!

Tree of Life........Starting with my Favorite first!   This is the palampore which measures 47" x 87".  These were made in India beginning in the 16th century, where they were hand-painted and/or mordant-dyed and exported to Europe.



Tree of Life tiny circles, wavy stripes, and teardrops and twigs.  Fabrics are 1800-1820.



More lovely prints and colors!  Nice busy backgrounds that I like to use!
And very colorful!!


Absolutely beautiful Toiles!!  Ruler is to show scale.


Now the bad news about the Toiles, the red and blue are sold out and I can't get any more!  The brown is still available which is the color I have seen twice recently used in c.1790 quilts.


This is new from Edyta Sitar (Laundry Basket Quilts Moda).  Her lines are always wonderful......just look at those colors and variety of designs!


This is new from French General (Moda) who also consistently Great!!
French General's Toile is lovely also.....and, printed in a larger scale like the originals from 1700-1800's were when using copper plates that often had a 36" repeat.  That stripe both in the blue and in the off-white background are stupendous!  Can't wait to use them!



A closer view of the gorgeous flowers and colors......love the variegated leaves.....perfect for broderie perse applique!  The narrow stripe would make vibrant sashing!



A few scenes from the Toile.  I got only the tan but might have to check and see if I can still get the blue and the red!!  Choosing fabric for the shop is So Hard....always second-guessing yourself!!


Did you know hot air balloons flew in the 1790's?




And now for my Giveaway!  A little different this time......I have Too Much Stuff (a perennial problem for die-hard Quilters I know!).   These are samples of fabric groups from Benartex from a few years ago.  Back when I first opened this shop 25 years ago, we did not have as many salesreps (nor the number of fabric manufacturers!) as we do now!  Samples were sent in the mail and orders were placed from them.   I think, tho, if I remember right, these Benartex samples were part of a newsletter that I received from the company.
There are 24 plastic bags of samples and as you can see (except for one small package that you can't see), they are all 4" samples or larger.  Leave a comment to go into the Drawing which I will do May 9th!!!

I am Woefully behind on making my Stars in a Time Warp with Barbara Brackman (click on her button at the top right of my page......that was a feat accomplished for me to learn how to do that!), but the shop will be closed until May 13 and I plan to spend as much time as possible in my sewing room!  During the month-long April shophop I have had Serious Sewing Withdrawal and now need to make up for lost time!!

77 comments:

  1. What an interesting giveaway :0) All of your new fabric looks marvelous! I need to get sewing too!

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  2. What wonderful new fabric lines! I see some I will have to get. Love the giveaway.

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  3. Toile reminds me of my grandmothers house, her master bedroom was red velvet and toile. I thought it was so pretty, now I'm not so sure, but I still love toile.

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  4. Thank God for fabric samples. I think they've multiplied in your care.

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  5. would love to play with those, thanks

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  6. Oh lovely squares of fabric. Would love to win them.

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  7. I enjoyed seeing the new fabric lines. I have my eye on several of the fabrics. Great giveaway, thanks for a chance.

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  8. Hey. . I enjou following your blog, it coud be fun winning ypur genuros giveaway

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  9. Hey. . I enjou following your blog, it coud be fun winning ypur genuros giveaway

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  10. I'm still in hoarding mode. Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  11. I love every one of those fabrics. My stash needs more��

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  12. oh, Cindy, delicious new fabrics!!! I've gotta get the Tree of Life panel to make something for my sister's 60th birthday :-)

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  13. Would love to win your new Give-away! Thank you for all the quilt history you share in words and pictures, it's wonderful.

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  14. How wonderful to win a "one of a kind"sample that is not available. I would love to have some to use as a focus square in a sampler I'm doing now. Of course I'll have to add some more of these luscious fabrics. I especially like the tan toile.

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  15. The new arrivals are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for the fun giveaway! I'm a scrap quilter, so I'd love to play with these!

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  16. Beautiful fabric, thank you for the giveaway. The samples look very interesting.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  17. Callie in Maine
    Wow! Love a chance! Toile is a favorite and I love those pictures!

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  18. I, too, am a scrap quilter who could put those fabric samples to use. Love all of the toile fabric

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  19. All of those little pieces could make for some fun projects!

    determineddebby at gmail dot com

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  20. Hi Cyndi! We get back from FL next week......will be popping into the shop after the 13th! Can't wait to see those new toiles! Yummy! And isn't Wendy's 'Jane' fantastic!?! OMG!

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  21. I see some wonderful fabrics that I need to add to my stash. Love those samples, so many projects that I could use them in. Have fun sewing!

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  22. I would love the samples. Toiles are so wonderful. I always want to cut a piece and frame it. I'd like a whole wall of them in my bedroom.

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  23. The tree of life fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway, those samples look intrigueing. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  24. Yummy fabrics which I will be happy to receive! Thank you!

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  25. I'm sure I don't have one of those fabrics in my stash, Cyndi. Would love to add some!

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  26. I love your fabrics! The French General's is one of my favorites - toiles are fabulous! thank you for the generous samples giveaway!

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  27. So many lovely new fabrics! What a fun prize, too!

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  28. They look so intriguing - I'd love to win so I can investigate!

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  29. Nice giveaway, the fall print caught my eye. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  30. i hear you about the stars....me too! lovely fabrics, soo tempting....and count me in on the giveaway.....can always use (and fondle) more gorgeous fabric....you always choose the best!

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  31. What a FUN Give-a-way!!! Will be exciting to go thru & drool! giggle Thanks for chance to win one! :)

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  33. Thank you for the givaway! Beautiful fabric! These would be great for my hexie project.

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  34. The last toile with the hot air balloon is so fun! What lovely fabrics you've rec'd recently.
    I hope you get that sewing time soon,:)

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  35. Love this idea of samples....the variety of fabric.....

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  36. Hi Cyndi,
    Love all of the new fabrics, especially the toiles. Thanks so much for sharing the Prussian Blue exhibit last month. It was great. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.
    Pat from Waterford
    quiltroom@myfairpoint.net

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  37. Thanks for showing us the new lines of fabric. They are fantastic!!!!! Would love to win some sample fabric.

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  38. Love tour giveaway,will keep my fingers cross.
    And the new fabric from Mary....yummie,yummie.

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  39. Love tour giveaway,will keep my fingers cross.
    And the new fabric from Mary....yummie,yummie.

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  40. I love making scrappy. These would be great. Thanks.

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  41. Love the Tree of Life and would enjoy making sctrappy quilts
    Nancy Hilderbrand
    gandn74@ymail.com

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  42. So much fun to have new fabric arrive! The palampore is lovely.

    wlinda_ca at yahoo dot com

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  43. The new line is awesome,anyone would be great play with It.Thanks for the fun!

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  44. Love all your samples. Would be thrilled to get them in the give-away. Will be back in Maine the 28th of June and look forward to visiting my favorite quilt shop...Busy Thimble!
    Francine from Calif....your summer visitor

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  45. HI, a really neat fabric giveaway!
    Thanks for your inspiration!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  46. Looks like lots of wonderful fabrics! Samples look intriging too!

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win this little piece of fabric history. These would be a great addition to my very small, new-to-quilting stash. :)

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  48. Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric - I am new to quilting and would love to build my fabric stash.
    Thanks!
    Larslaura27@gmail.com

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  49. Sampler fabrics are like a smorgasbord of yummies...you have to try each one! I would have such fun playing with them and making something beautiful out of them. No worries with them hiding in a box with me!

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  50. Sounds good! I'd love to enter.

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  51. I love other people's treasures. I make a lit of mini quilts and log cabin pin cushions. Perfect for small; bits of fabric.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  52. I would love to win this prize - thanks for your generosity.
    Thanks,
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  53. How cool! I love suprises! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  54. I'm still in denial about how much fabric I can actually use up in my lifetime. It would be fun to add your samples to the mix if I won. Thanks for the chance!

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  55. I am teaching my daughter to sew and these would be so fun for us to play with (and quicker for me as they are already cut!). Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  56. What fun! Thanks for the chance.

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  57. I am making my first charity quilt and it is all scrappy! This would sure add to the fabric variety that I need. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  58. Many years ago, when cottons were hard to come by, I belonged to Mr. B's fabric club. It was a subscription club. The samples enabled me to see colors and then mail order. It was so exciting when each new packet arrived. They were smaller versions of charm packs but not as small as today's mini charms. I can only imagine what it's like to see all the new fabric lines.

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  59. Now you've done it! Don't sell all of those border stripes before I get up again next week. Great post! I can't wait to get Mary's whole line. Don't put me in the drawing - I have way too much stuff too! See you soon.

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  60. OMG I love those toiles and the bird and flora print!!!!

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  61. Awesome giveaway idea! I need all the 4 inch squares I can get for a scrappy quilt!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous squares. Glad to see that you are back to your sewing now.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous squares. Glad to see that you are back to your sewing now.
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  64. Marilyn ChandlerMay 5, 2015 at 4:06 AM

    My plan was to bring a carload of women tomorrow, but I see that you are going to be sewing. Good for you! We'll see you next Wednesday, but will call first. Great giveaway!

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  65. Ohh, lovely additions to the stash! Who doesn't love suprises! :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  66. I have a red and cream quilt planned, I spy some perfect fabrics to go in it.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  67. Wow. I love the toiles. My current WIP has a blue toile backing. I just love them for backings.

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  68. Cool giveaway prize!!! I'm hopelessly in love with fabrics... Thanks for sharing so much eye candy!!

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  69. What a great giveaway. I cold use these in my applique quilts

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  70. What a great giveaway. I cold use these in my applique quilts

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  71. What a cool giveaway! I didn't know fabric lines used to be advertised & ordered that way! Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  72. Always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win a little piece of your stash!

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