I got lots of brilliant gift ideas from your comments yesterday. Yesterday’s winner was comment #11 from Lark. She said, “I plan to make a few sets of bias-trimmed placemats & napkins with funky fun fabrics similar to the ones on Purl Bee, maybe with hand-stitching. Also, a canning jar pincushion filled with a notions like few buttons & thread spools for my new-to-sewing daughter”
Bernina Aurora 440 QE – because it’s wonderful! and it makes sewing effortless.
Pattern Drafting : The Skirt (class at the workroom) – I want to take this class because I dream about it being the first step I take in my new life as a master maker of beautiful clothes.
Liberty of London fabric – maybe just a fat quarter or two. For a couple of sweet projects and some textile design inspiration
Since it seems to be on everybody’s list, today’s winner will win their choice of one metre of Liberty of London fabric or a fat quarter of each of the five prints we have in stock right now. Choose from ‘My Little Star‘, ‘Mirabelle‘, ‘Zain‘, ‘Little Mari‘, and ‘Fairford‘. Just leave a comment (with your email address) letting me know if you’d like the metre or the fat quarters and what you might do with it, if you won it. Contest closes at midnight tonight. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow with our final crafty wish list!
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Ooooh! I love the Mirabelle, it reminds me of the bedsheets I had as a child. I think a metre of it would be perfect for making a shirred top (and I have some time to make it before the weather gets warm again!).
Once I had the courage to cut into this beautiful fabric, I would probably make it into a sweet blouse from one of my Japanese craft books.
Great list Debbie and exciting contest Karyn!
Hmmm…I would love a piece of Fairford to line the inside of a leather clutch purse – the perfect treat every time I open it and look inside.
oh the zain fabric has been on my wish list for so long. i think i would take inspiration from you and try to make a dress out of it. try my hand at one of my new japanese dress books!
I’ve been enjoying your wish lists! I have many of the same wishes, including any of these gorgeous Liberty fabrics. My favorite is Fairford, with Mirabelle a close second. I’ve been collecting little pieces here and there in hopes of making a Liberty patchwork quilt. If I won a yard of one of these prints, it would go a long way to making that quilt a reality! 🙂 thanks so much for the chance! Happy holidays!
Since all of my recent projects have been selfish ones for myself, I would love to make my hubby a neck tie out of the zain! Maybe then he’ll lift my crafting purchase limits!
I think I might add the Bernina to my craft wish list next year. I would choose a metre of the Fairford fabric to make a sweet top for my daughter.
I always enjoy your blog! I have coveted it and I think My Little Star would make a lovely little skirt!
I think Debbie’s list totally shows a sense of ambition that I’d love to muster up for myself!
Thanks so much for this jaw-droppingly generous giveaway! I had just been thinking about My Little Star in the form of the Burdastyle Ute blouse (with the tie)…I love the intricacy of the print!
oh, what a wonderful giveaway! I would want a metre and would definitely make a blouse with it. I would feel so pretty in liberty!
Oh a metre of Mirabelle! Love it so much.
I would make a sundress for my daughter. thanks for the chance to win, and happy holidays 🙂
Debbie’s list includes the mind-of-its-own sewing machine? That one scares me a little…
I would definitely choose the fat quarters, and find a project for each piece…
I’d use My little star to make myself a scarf with the freebie pattern from Small Stash Sewing; Mirabelle to add to the bridesmaid dress fabric I’m using to make a softie for my sister’s impending baby; Little Mari for a scarf for my MIL; The Zain to redo the previous panel I inserted into a too-small skirt I adore; and Fairford to pin up on the wall in my cubicle’s “crafty corner”. Phew!
I would love to have a meter of Little Mari, first because it matches my name, second because it’s gorgeous and third because, because. Now what I would do with it…probably three holes vest.
I love Mirabelle and Mari and would make something for my mother-in-law like a smashing vintage smock apron or set of placemats. She has three sons so is only a closet girly-girl and I think she would love for me to make her something for her newly renovated kitchen which she’s waited 23 years for. Thanks Karyn!
I would make the liberty of london fabric into a beautifully soft short sleeve blouse. it has to be something close to my skin… it’s just so soft!!!
How true! What we all want! I would ask for a meter of the Fairford pattern and make a summer dress for my daughter. So beautiful!
Oh my gosh, my heart skipped several beats! I think it would be the metre of Little Mari (though I love them all, and Fairford is wonderful…). I would probably go for a blouse from it, or a beautiful bag lining, or maybe contrasting details on a dress (collar, pockets, and cuffs?). It really is beautiful. Thank you for offering all these wonderful giveaways!
Oooo… give me liberty or… I’d have to narrow it down between Zain and LIttle Mari! I think I would also do a japanese blouse or lining of a bag. I’m on a men’s shirt kick right now, would Zain make a zany men’s shirt or too much? Thanks Karyn!
I’d take the metre, and use it to make book covers for the notebooks I use at work everyday. It’s so much cheerier to walk in on a grey February day and have floral-covered notebooks waiting at your desk!
!!! I’ve been so busy at work that I’ve forgotten to enter the last two giveaways, but I’m taking a break so I don’t forget to enter this one!!!….I love them all but I think I would take a metre of Zain. First I would just look at it and love it, and love it and look at it, probably for a while….and then I think I’d try and put it in a quilt….my first adult sized quilt. Thanks Karyn, Happy holidays everyone!
i love mirabelle. so beautiful. i am just learning to sew so i think i’d like to start with something simple. maybe a tote?
All those liberty prints are so beautiful.. It’s so hard to choose! I love the “My Little Star” print too, but I think I’d probably pick a metre of the “Fairford” and make a sweet, spring tunic from one of the Japanese dress books.
How to make a decision. After much thinking I would pick a yard of Little Mari. As we are expecting for the second time, not knowing the sex of the baby, but very much hoping for a girl, I would make her some dresses with it. If it turns out we will have a boy, then I’ll have to make a top for myself. 🙂 Thank you for this awesome prize.
I would make a pillow case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Um, I have to admit I have been sitting here for about an hour trying to decide which I would choose! Yes, I have puttered around doing other things at the same time but always with liberty in the back of my mind.
I *think* I have decided that I would choose the fat quarters *if* I won. Mostly because I wouldn’t be able to choose only one print! And, I must admit I’m at a bit skeptical that 1 meter of fabric would equal a blouse for me.
So, five fat quarters equals five+ amazing project ideas! Lining for purses and pouches to make me smile each time I unzip them; I love the idea of using them as details on a blouse (as someone suggested above); fabric covered buttons to use as buttons, magnets or ponytail holders; patchwork details on pillows; framed in embroidery hoops….I could go on.
thanks so much for sharing and happy holidays
The Mirabelle is gorgeous – I would make a little bonnet and perhaps a tooth fairy pillow from the remnants for my Granddaughter Isabella.
If I had a metre of ‘my little star’ … I would fold it neatly, put it on my shelf & gaze at it with love for at least 2 months – all the while designing & redesigning the perfect little spring top for it in my head. I’d be sure to make it in time to wear to church on Easter weekend 😉
Oh wow! I’d take the fat quarters to make it spread over more projects as trim details and headbands…and maybe a fabric necklace or two.
I would love to get some of the Fairford Liberty and make one of the small projects included in the lovely little book: En toute Liberty (http://fredemickadeletc.canalblog.com/archives/2009/03/29/13176392.html)
I would love a meter of the Little Star Liberty fabric. I would probably make a little summer top for myself 🙂
That’s Christmas,let’s have a go !
With one meter of Little Mary, I would make a blouse, and as I want big sleeves, I would mix this fabric with plain white cotton. Yes, what about the body in Liberty and the sleeves simply white ? With a biais contrasting on both ?
By the way, I do like what you make and I wish I had the same kind of workroom in this part of the world (french Guiana, south America)
Thank you for sharing your good ideas and happy Christmas !
I’d definitely go for a metre of Little Mari – it’s so pretty! I think I would actually pay for a bit more and make a dress, or just use the metre for a flowy tank for next Summer. I love Liberty so much!
I love the Fairford print. A meter of that would certainly go to make something for my baby girl arriving in March, maybe a dress?
aaaHHH Debbie your my kind of Gal! apart from the bernina, I would really love some fat quarters encompassing as many liberties as I can! I have researched and studied the history of Liberty at College and I would somehow like to make a quilt that chronologically arranges the fabrics into their design eras….doe that make sense, Ive been thinking about this quilt time line for a little while this could be my opportunity to make it a reality! Merry Christmas and a sewy new year…hope santa sends the 440
Hard choice but I think I would go for the full metre (in Zain or Fairford) and make myself a blouse for special occasions – or occasions I wanted to be special 🙂
Hmmm, Debbie and I seem to have the same wish list..
I think I would use either “My Little Star” or “Mirablle” (having trouble deciding) to make shirred top sundressed for my little nieces to frolic in!
Like many others, I would turn a meter of the Mirabelle into a lovely flowing top from one of my Japanese sewing books. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this series!
Any wish list that begins with “Berina” is tops in my books! What a terrific giveaway! I would use the Little Mari Liberty print to make this Colette pattern:
A metre of Fairford for bunny dresses! I hope you all get everything on your wishlists. Merry Christmas, folks.
I would add another meter to it and make a beautiful maternity shirt. It would be such a treat.
Oh, I would love the fat quarters. I would set them on my desk and pet them for a few weeks…. once I worked up the courage, I think they might be destined to become some very special little Atelier Chouette patchwork owls!
I’d love to make a top from dress P in my Japanese dress book http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisamaekornze/2290998324/ in the Little Mari print. And, maybe a headband to match!
I’d like to add a class at The Workroom to my Crafty Wish List (and, therefore, a plane ticket to Toronto!)
ok…my bolt fantasy aside…I would also love the fat quarters for the table runners for my wedding – they would certainly add some flair!
With the fat quarters I would make my daughter a stripworks skirt! Or a quilt! So lovely!
I would LOVE a metre of My little Star. I would make a tunic or dress for my 2 year old daughter and I know that she would cherish it forever. She loves stars!
I just found your blog and love it! I would love the Zain as that is my 4 yr old son’s name and would make something for him. I have just found him crying because dinosaurs are all dead so maybe something with a dinosaur on it!
oh, i would love a meter of any of liberty of london fabric and i would make a tunic from a japansese pattern! 🙂
Oh wow, a metre of mirabelle or even fairford would be just wonderful. I can just picture a tunic top for my daughter (that is, if I can’t squeeze out one for me!)
What an awesome giveaway…Liberty Fabric is on my top three lust haves! I would love a metre of the Zain in the black/grey/white tones to make me a summer top, maybe a shirred one, or one out of my japanese sewing books…I will fantasise about this all day…love the anticipation of possibly winning something soooo lustworthy…now I just need the courage to cut into it…GRIN!
Oh, I would admire a meter of “My Little Star,” and then I would haunt vintage pattern sites until I found the perfect 60’s ladylike blouse to make it into, just in time for spring!
wow, this is a fantastic giveaway! i would definitely use a metre of the fabric to make a small bag and matching purse for my niece. perhaps i can also make a dress for one of her dolls too… 🙂
I would love to make a tunic style top or wrap skirt from Liberty Fabric. Or possible something from One Yard Wonders (which is also on my wishlist.)
oh wow. I hope to have enough confidence and sewing skills in a few years to cut into Liberty and then sew it! I’ve heard so much about it and don’t own any. So I think I would make myself a pretty blouse with Little Mari. . .but I love the Fairford too. . .too delicious! This is the kind of hypothetical question that I ponder when as I’m closing down my day and going to sleep. . . thanks in advance for a fun bedtime!
Wow, what a generous offer! It was so hard to decide, they are all such lovely fabrics. But, i adore the “My Little Star” too much! I think i’ll make it into a softie toy (piece of an owl) for my wee one, as well as a small lavender pillow for me. I’m sure i’ll have some remnants left over, and as i still have to make a lap quilt for my 6-month old, i will incorporate it into that!
Oh, my. I would love a meter of Zain and would use it to make a top from Happy Homemade vol. 1. Such gorgeous fabric!
what lovely items on debbie’s crafty wishlist… and to offer some liberty of london fabric in a give away… i just feel off my seat. since i am slowly getting back into sewing, i would really be pleased with ‘little mari’ to make into a tunic. happy holidays!
i’d love a metre of mirabelle to make me a pretty blouse!
hmmm… I think I would turn the 5 fat quarters into something quilted that would be useful but not wear out. Perhaps a tea cozy, or integrate them into a wall hanging. Napkins would be beautiful on a table too but I dont think I could bring myself to wipe my face with liberty. truthfully, I would need more than a day to decide.
thank for the chance, this is a fun christmas week buildup exercise
karyn. i would love a metre of ‘my little star’. i am sure it would be used to make a little something for my little niece. (i hope i got the time change right. shoot.)
It is 37C here today, so I would love the Little Mari to make a little summer dress with matching bloomers for my 18 month old little girl.
A metre of Little Mari would make a sweet top for me or my daughter.
OMG – a meter of Mirabella? How lovely would that be? Oh and a Bernina wouldn’t be so bad as well.
Oh, a metre of Mirabelle please! It’s my absolute favorite!!