Saturday, July 31, 2010

Vintage Sheet FQ Giveaway

I’ve mulled over hosting a giveaway for so long … and what’s stopped me is not knowing what to give away.

But it became really obvious as I put away my vintage sheets and FQs that I can quilt until I’m 80 and still not use them all.

After that it was easy … some of the FQs on offer are from the delicious stash I scored from the Ange’s Ramblings vintage sheet swap. Others are left overs from the FQs I sent into the swap. I’ve tried to divide them into vaguely co-ordinating piles based on colour or florals or patterns, and here they are for drooling.



So, how will it work?

The goodies? 5 sets of ten vintage sheet fat quarters each (5 lucky winners)
Closes? 11:59 pm EST Australia Saturday 14 August 2010
Who can enter? Anybody and everybody, anywhere in the world
How do you enter?
1. 1 entry: Leave a comment on this post about whether you’ve made something with vintage sheets.
2. 1 entry: Become a follower, and leave a comment on this post letting me know.
3. 1 entry: Spread the word on your blog and leave a comment on this post including a link to your website.
Winners announced? On my blog on Monday 16 August 2010.

Housekeeping:
1. Leave one comment or separate comments for each … I’m not fussed.
2. Make sure I can contact you eg an email address such as marybrown(at)hotmail.com or via your ID. I will redraw if I can’t contact you by email.

Good luck everybody.

34 comments:

willywagtail said...

I think it is great you blogged about your results from the swap. I haven't gotten there yet because the lighting here is bad with all the rain. I've used sheets as linings in bags and also on the outside of folders. A friend has made a dress from a brand new one. It looks incredible and you know there is little chance of someone ever having the same vintage fabric as most sheets have wear marks. Cherrie

Allana said...

Thanks for the opportunity Susan!
I have made a mini dolls quilt with appliqued trees, a patchwork scarf backed with a vintage grey army blanket, and a mouse pad so far.I look forward to seeing what others are making!
I am a follower of course :)
a_beamishparker@yahoo.com.au
thanks again :)

Mel Makes Pretty said...

ooooh. Am drooling over your stash!
Thanks for the giveaway.
~Mel
melmakespretty@yahoo.com

CurlyPops said...

I'm not supposed to be adding to the stash but I can't resist vintage sheets!
I've made lots of things with them previously - I really like to use them as bag linings as they're usually nice and soft. They also make great apron straps and binding.

Mimi said...

Thank you for sharing with this awesome giveaway!! If I won I would make placemats! Thanks for the chance.

Catherine said...

After admiring your vintage sheet finding prowess for so long, I'm excited to get the chance to have some! Haven't made anything yet - so far planning a basic bag and then some toys maybe?
I'm a follower too!

bells said...

just yesterday I rescued a heap of sheets from a box in the shed and felt so glad we kept them! I'm now going to explore ways to use them! Such possibilities!

Karie B. said...

I've only just discovered quilting - but I'm a long-time rescuer of vintage textiles in all shapes and forms. Right now I'm even wrapped in a vintage quilt that my gran gave to me as a child..

Jing said...

Oooh I've been looking for some lovely vintage sheets at my local op shops, but haven't found any yet. Sounds like you have a fantastic collection!

Quilary said...

Reading about the vintage sheet swap inspired me to look in my local op shops, but there was either nothing, or nothing that was even vaguely tempting (read tatty)in them. I'd love to have the chance to win some and see what I could do with them.

nicole said...

all this vintage sheeting is intriguing, i've been hearing so much about them over the swap ha ha.
have never actually made anything with vintage sheets, but i've started my own little opshopped stash, much to my boyfriends horror.

xox

oh and i'm following you now too!

willywagtail said...

Just an update on my previous comment. I have discovered the joys of turning vintage sheets into bibs. You can now find examples on my blog http://willy-wagtail.blogspot.com/. I would love some of your delicious pieces to add to my repertoire. Thanks Cherrie

Elizabeth said...

I haven't made anything with vintage sheets yet. I'd love to win and give it a try!! :)

Elizabeth said...

I'm a follower.

Rachel said...

Great giveaway!!
I have yet to use my vintage sheets, but I want to make a vintage sheet quilt and just about any nice fabric I have (vintage sheets included) I always think: that would make a gorgeous cushion/tote/softie!!
I'd also like to do some applique with the vintage sheets too.

Renee said...

Wow! Can't believe you are giving away half your stash! I haven't made anything yet either but I do have a quilt planned. I have started cutting out squares for the quilt and looking forward to sewing it together at some stage. I also want to make some little dresses for my daughter. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Renee said...

Oh yeah and I do follow your blog!

green tea and red nails said...

oh these are so BEAUTIFUL!!! count me in :) i am a follower of your lovely blog!

i have grand plans to quilt with my vintage FQ's and also make little plush soccer balls. i also want to make some little ruffled baby bloomers for my nieces... yay!!

thanks :) kellie
kellie_fm(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sally said...

I made my daughter some really funky refashioned jeans with vintage sheet ruffles and pockets.
SO sweet.
Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Sally said...

I became a follower too... ooo... and Cherie's vintage sheet bibs @ Willy Wagtail are delightful you really must make sure you check them out.

stephanie said...

I hopped over from June at Noon to visit your creative space and saw vintage sheets!
Love.
I have used vintage sheets for quilting - blocks and backing. I also like to make bags and pouches and table runners, cause really you cannot beat the feel of vintage sheets. As my mom would say 'they just don't make em like that anymore'.
expectfaith@yahoo.com

marian said...

WOW great giveaway, Susan! so glad i dropped by :)
i'm about to make a scrappy quilt using lots of yummy vintage sheets & vintage quilt blocks.
i've used vintage sheets to make pillow cases and tie-back cushions for my wooden stools.

dash robin said...

Oh this is a great give away!! I have used vintage sheets to make soft toys, bags, as linings and glued to cork sheeting to make coasters. The old florals of the 60's are so cute especially.

Estelle said...

Ooh I wouldnt mind getting my grubby paws on some of those fat q's! Allready a folloer, of course :)

Rachel said...

I am also a follower!
I think I could look at vintage sheets all day and I do really really intend to use them sometime soon!

Tracey said...

what a great giveaway! Maybe I could use them to start on my kaleidoscope quilt :)
I have you on my Reader, but also now signed up to follow your thoughtful and inspiring blog

Bellgirl said...

Ooh yes please! I'm addicted to these sheets since the swap! bellgirlsblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Bellgirl said...

And I'm a follower! I forgot to say in my last post that I've made some owls and a giraffe applique t-shirt, and am cutting squares for a quilt!

Cass said...

I love vintage sheets. I've made lots of things with them, clothes for my girls, a quilt for a gift, bags.

Bellgirl said...

Yay, I've just posted about the giveaway, so I get another entry, hooray! http://bellgirl.com.au/2010/08/sewing-serendipity.html

(And that's my linky down the bottom of this comments form!)

Andi said...

This is what I've made with vintage sheets "lately":
http://patchandi.blogspot.com/2010/05/sew-it-together.html
Thanks for the lovely giveaway!
ANdi

beck said...

Hi Susan, thanks for letting me know about your amazing giveaway!! I love to make things with vintage sheets as you probably already know. I use them for my bunny ears & skirts and recently I made a huge, crazy rainbow snake. Yesterday I stitched together my fat 1/4s from the vintage sheet swap and made a bedspread. Love, love, love vintage sheets. I am now a follower too, I thought I already was but apparently not! Good luck with your giveaway, it's fantastic xo

melissa said...

Hi Susan, What a fantastic giveaway and very generous too! I love to use sheets in anything really, quilts , cushions, clothes , bags....etc and I would LOVE to win some of these! I am a follower and will post a link on my blog.. will let you know Thanks!

Megan said...

I haven't made anything from vintage sheets because I don't have any!! I have been keeping an eye out at op shops but no luck yet so I would love to win your giveaway! Deciding what to give is always a hard thing isn't it!