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Friday, May 8, 2009

fabric giveaway

My brother in law, Chris Reed, is an illustrator and look where his designs ended up! On fabric! Can you imagine?!?

Last weekend, when Peter was at his HS reunion, he stopped at his brother's on the way home to visit and Chris gave him a bag of fabric...a yard of each colourway in this collection, "nuts and robolts". Chris is a generous guy, and I want to pay it forward!

I have cut 14 fat quarters (give or take a few inches) and am offering them as a giveaway.

Please leave a comment here or e mail me at sewandsowlife(at)gmail(dot)com. Leave your first name and last initial, so that I can put your name in the drawing. Deadline is midnight on Tuesday, May 12th. Check back on Wednesday morning to see if you won!

And please check out Chris's website


  1. Hi Karen. Wow, that is so cool!! And there's a shortage of "guy-type" designs out friend Ginny in particular makes zillions of quilts for Project Linus and it's a stretch for her to find fabric that would really appeal to boys. These "robolts" i think will appeal to boys--and girls, too. I'd love to be entered in the drawing...and if i win, to be able to say "oh yes, the designer is the brother-in-law of a friend of mine from the internet"!

    Paula R

  2. Wow what cute fabric! My son would love that stuff I think. He loves fabric and makes his own "blankets" with pieces of fabric he likes. I just found your blog from crazy mom quilts and it looks like a fun one. I am always looking for new ideas.

    Please enter me in the drawing to win the fabric! -Megan K.

  3. Ooooh, ooooh put my name in...I see some great little boy projects there! Catherine

  4. Hi, I came across your block from crazy mom two little boys would love these bright and colorful! please enter me into the drawing!!

    Robin S.

  5. These are darling.

    Renee G

  6. I like the cogs! Please put me in the draw!

  7. That is great fabric, and such a neat story too. I'm a new visitor to your blog but I am really enjoying it. Please enter me in the drawing.

  8. That fabric is cute, cute, cute! Enter me in the drawing!

    Lynne (the cat is Millie)

  9. G A S P!!! What gorgeous fabrics!

    Please enter me into your drawing...I'd love working with these!!!

    Mimi B

  10. really fun fabrics. I would use these to make more boy blankets for the local kids hospital. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. What fun brights! Don't put my name in (as we are still enjoying the goodies from your last give away!) - but I hope you're thinking of some 9 patches from the recent project you referenced out of connection and all:-)


  12. Wow, it must be great to have such talent in the family. My brother-in-laws have nothing to offer.

    I love the fabrics, they have Project Linus written all over them.

    Thanks for the chance.
    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)