Sewtopia, michael miller fabrics, challenge fabrics for quilt

Surprise! a “quiet” fabric giveaway

Sewtopia, michael miller fabrics, challenge fabrics for quilt

A week or so ago I received a very fun package in the mail: a bundle of five “low volume” fabrics for the Michael Miller fabrics challenge at Sewtopia.

I am really excited to have the opportunity to go to the Sewtopia retreat in Salt Lake City in November! It is a weekend retreat filled with shop-hopping and all the sewing we can stand (plus a visit to my mom). The event is partially sponsored by Michael Miller fabrics and they provided the low volume bundles for a challenge project. The only direction was that all fabrics in our chosen project must be from Michaell Miller. Now, I don’t know where all the fabrics in my stash came from, so as I started looking for MM fabrics, I was really happy to find some selvedges still attached!

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I was thrilled when I discovered that some of my favorite dots are from Michael Miller and decided to go in that direction. It also just so happens that I am preparing to release my newest pattern, “Hula Girl“, so it seemed a great opportunity to try another version of that design. I started paper piecing the rings using my low volume fabrics (enhanced with some from my stash) and the bright polka dot prints.

low volume fabric for quilting and patchwork, modern fabrics

I got to thinking: I have lots of fabric waiting to become something beautiful. Since I received such a nice present from the folks at Michael Miller fabrics and Sewtopia, I am going to pay it forward by giving away a fat quarter bundle to one of you readers. You can win the five fabrics shown above, low volume in lovely autumn, earthy shades. Just leave a comment on this post to enter the drawing. I will choose a winner next Sunday when I can hopefully show you how my project is coming along.

I love to know where people are visiting from! In your comment tell me where in the world you are and colors you are in the mood for sewing with.



94 thoughts on “Surprise! a “quiet” fabric giveaway

  1. Kathy Davis says:

    Hello from the beautiful Missouri Ozarks. I am thinking of making a blue and white quilt.

  2. Jackie says:

    I am from Iowa. The trees outside my window are starting to turn beautiful oranges and golds, so those are the colors that I’m currently thinking about. I look forward to seeing your project!

  3. Kelly Massman says:

    Hi. I’m from central Missouri. I am sewing with pink/brown and white. My twin sister and I are making lap quilts. She is teaching me how to quilt! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  4. Lorri says:

    I am from Boston and recently have been working with very bright graphic prints which is a departure from my usual monochromatic color pallet .

  5. Veronika says:

    Georgia, and I’m loving navy right now but these fabrics are making me love beiges for the fall!

  6. Rhiannon P says:

    I am reading from England 🙂 i am just about to start sewing with whites and pinks

  7. Joan H. says:

    I live in southern Wisconsin and the leaves here have started to turn to beautiful shades of gold,red and orange. Our sewing group has just finished a quilt in bright fall hues for our fall bazaar.

  8. Diane says:

    On the Atlantic in Virginia:)
    Orange for Autumn, and well heck it’s my favorite color so when I make something for me, it’s orange. Love turquoise and seaglass too.

  9. Vicki H says:

    I have a holiday quilt to make for a grandson so I will be seeing reds and greens for awhile. I would love to go on a retreat sometime, it sounds like such fun. I am from south central Kansas.

  10. Naomi Gies says:

    I am from Ontario, Canada. I have been loving sewing with low volumes paired with bright colours lately!

  11. LJ says:

    Playing it forward…such a wonderful sentitment. Thank you for thinking of us and giving us a chance to win those lovely fabrics.

  12. Pat says:

    Currently collecting low volume…love your designs. Have the bikini quilt pattern and all the fabrics but can’t start until I finish some “obligation” quilts. Your modern rings quilt is amazing and just might end up being next! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Pat says:

    I forgot to say I live in Colorado!

  14. Rose H says:

    I’m from Penticton, British Columbia. Canada. Right now I really want to use florals and white.

  15. BillieBee says:

    Central Texas love any old fabric.

  16. Chris says:

    I’m in NC, love your fabric choices.

  17. Tabitha Keener says:

    I’m from Ohio and I love bright colors. I think I’m in the mood to do an aqua and red quilt I’ve been wanting to make! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. em says:

    I am hooked on Tula Pink!!!!!

  19. Sherry VF says:

    I’m from Iowa. I love to see browns/ambers working their way back into style! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  20. Julie says:

    What a fun fall pack of fabric!!! Thanks for the chance to win it:)

  21. Carol says:

    Those are some nice prints — especially like the sketchy dot one on top. Thanks!

  22. Dew says:

    Here in San Francisco, I’ve been working with bold graphic prints, making baby gifts!

  23. Mamita says:

    I am in Mexico. Low volumes are my favorites. Love you.

  24. Marcia says:

    I’m in NW Arkansas, and I’m currently working with royal blue and turquoise. You wouldn’t think they would go together, but they are gorgeous! I love these low-volume prints, too.

  25. Leslie Bower says:

    I am in Northern Virginia. I am in the mood to sew with neutrals which remind me of fall (like your fabric giveaway) since the weather has turned chilly and I am in anticipation of falling leaves. I LOVE the cirlces and chevron. Thank you for the chance to win!

  26. Diane says:

    I live in Minnesota. I just got back from a quilt retreat and am thinking about all the luscious fabrics and quilts we all were working on!

  27. Emily C says:

    I live in Central Pennsylvania. I love to sew with blues, greens and purples.

  28. Shauna says:

    I am in Texas and have really been drawn to orange lately…must be fall.

  29. Aleksandra says:

    Hi! I live in Poland.
    I am definetely into autumn colours. Brown, red, warm yellow…
    I wish you a wonderful day!

  30. Amy C says:

    Living in London UK. I love anything low volume and green. And red. And navy!! Grey too.

  31. Charlotte says:

    I in northern Arizona and am just finishing a quilt that is made with different blue fabrics.

  32. Mary Calabrese says:

    I live in the Twin Cities. I love the pastels in quilts.

  33. Alyssa C says:

    I am writing from British Columbia, Canada! I have been inspired as of late by blacks, greys, and white.

  34. Debbie says:

    Hi. I’m originally from Ohio (Sandusky),,,but I live in beautiful southern California. ..right now I’m in the mood to make something out of my comfort zone. I’m a bright person so I’m thinking of trying maybe a gray, peach, and teal.. As soon as I find all of the right fabrics .

  35. Christy H says:

    I live by Madison, Wisconsin. I love sewing with all colors… though lately I like gray and (name a color). Gray goes with everything!

  36. Linda says:

    I live in Washington DC. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt using low volume prints and brights. I will be well on my way if I win this bundle! Thanks for the chance.

  37. auschick says:

    I live in northern virginia. I love the large polka dot print at the top of your pile!

  38. Kathy E. says:

    I am in NE Iowa—Dubuque—Iowa’s oldest city and right on the Mississippi River!
    I am in the mood for sewing something to match the beautiful colors of autumn…gold, orange, brown and deep red. I would love to win!

  39. Karen Propes says:

    I’m from Rougemont North Carolina, near the bull city of Durham. I’m gathering fall colors for a quilt. We are so ready for the hot summer to end and a quilt with brown, gold, reds like the leaves falling from the trees is what I’m working with now. I love Michael Miller, and make a lot of quilts from his fabric collections a little more would be great. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Mary D says:

    I am from the Show Me state, Missouri. I have so many projects going on now trying to get quilts done before the Christmas holidays. What a challenge that will be.

  41. Ruth Griffeth says:

    I am in sunny California, I am really feeling the “Autumn” in the air, I am wanting to sew with Earth tones. I love this “quiet” giveaway, hope you are having a great week!

  42. Ruth Griffeth says:

    I am in sunny California, I am really feeling the “Autumn” in the air, I am wanting to sew with Earth tones. I love this “quiet” giveaway, hope you are having a great week! Not sure if this worked so I am re posting it.

  43. Karrie Smith says:

    I am from Michigan. I live between Ann Arbor and Detroit (they are horizontal on a map), but closer to Ann Arbor. I would love to sew with soft colors, or pastels. But gifted fabric is special, and I would love any color!

  44. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. I love low volume fabrics AND autumn colors. I am glad I found your post in time for this giveaway. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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