Metallic Fabric Needs a Home

January 11, 2012

See the full post for details of the give away.


Above: Metallic Fabrics. Click on the image to view an enlargement and read below for more details.

I've been clearing out some drawers in the process of focusing. (It is not an avoidance thing. I actually am getting rid of stuff I know no longer falls within my focus.)

I'm a crow and bright sparklies attract me so it will be no surprise that I purchased these fabric pieces. I never got around to incorporating them into a project, however!

Now I would like to send them on to a good fabric home where they will have a life outside the drawer, as befits their sparkliness—before I get sucked back towards them and start making sparkly stuffed toys, which is actually the pull I feel right now just looking at the photo.

So let's wrap this up. You know the drill: send me a comment to this post stating you want to be in the draw. Tonight I'll draw a name.

Note: Anne was just drawn as the winner 8:50 p.m. and I've written to her privately to get her postal address. Sorry I don't have a huge stash of this stuff to send each of you something fun, but thanks for all volunteering to give it a good home.

I believe these are "fat quarters" but I'm not a quilter so I don't know what they might really be "called." To me they were always just bright, dazzling chunks of color. To you I hope they will be useful media. (Oh, and I have no idea what type of fiber, etc. they are. They seem to be mixed.)

  1. Reply

    I’d love to own them and can thick of lots of projects with my grand daughter for anything sparkly

    • Jan
    • January 11, 2012

    Hi Roz, these fabrics would be perfect as a jumping-off point for the beautiful “decorative objects” in Yoshiko Jinzenji’s book Quilt Artistry, Inspired Designs form the East… with added beading.

  2. Reply

    Damn, I don’t live in the States! I would love those fabrics, beautiful colors and shine. Would make lovely journal covers. Sigh…gritting my teeth over here, but I do get it. Already jealous of who wins this.

    • Miss T
    • January 11, 2012

    Ooh, I think I must throw my name in for this one!

    • Elizabeth Ingraham
    • January 11, 2012

    These would be great for my mixed media drawn and stitched “mapping” project!

    • Irene
    • January 11, 2012

    Beautiful…count me in.


  3. Reply

    Oooooh, textiles…now that’s my neck o’ the woods. :0D

    Thanks Roz. I look forward every day to my Google Reader session, because you are always there, without fail.

  4. Reply

    Fat quarters is the right term if they’re 1/2 yard long by half the width of the bolt. I’d love to be included in the drawing.

    • Beki
    • January 11, 2012

    I’ll happily give them a good home and a life outside of a drawer.

  5. Reply

    Cheryl, thanks for that useful definition. I don’t know if they are all the same. But I was curious and unfolded two and they are about 19 inches square, so probably not fat squares (aren’t bolts usually longer than 19 inches?) but would be plenty big to be the face side of a decorative pillow or be most of the body of a rather wonderful stuffed animal friend.

  6. Reply

    Miss T, are you focusing? I’m going to include you in the draw but if you win you’ll hear no end of inquisition! go paint.

  7. Reply

    Well, Lisa, thanks for reading. I’m not there every day, I’ve only been going about 6 posts a week, with a spurt of double posts the last few weeks on some days—but just a heads up, I’m going to post less in new year, so please read the back 1100 plus posts on days off. Thanks for reading.

    • Linda Brennan
    • January 11, 2012

    I’d love to be include in your “draw!” I’ve been reading your blog since I took your Strathmore class last year and enjoy your unique perspective. I like your “take no prisoners” and “suffer no fools” attitude! I especially liked your “bulldog” article. You’re very honest about knowing yourself.

    • Anne
    • January 11, 2012

    I love sparkles too! They’re wonderful with the embellisher. Please include me too.

    • Karen
    • January 11, 2012

    Sign me up. I’ll put them to good use… I love iridescent fabrics!

    • Sandi
    • January 11, 2012

    They sound great, I’m a paperholic and fabriholic….my stuff got flooded last year so please me add to the list. Thanks

    • June Hymas
    • January 11, 2012

    I’d love to get these. I’m in a new place and don’t know when I can get back to my fabrics. I’m introducing my granddaughter to crafts. June
    PS; love your blogs–I don’t know how you can be so consistent a poster!

  8. Reply

    I would love to make a stuffed animal or two with these fabrics, but reverse applique circles would probably be more beautiful. Oh! there is more than enough fabric for both projects–if I win. PS a fat quarter is 18″ x 22″ and a fat eighth is 9″ x 22″

  9. Reply

    I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and would love to put those to use!

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