Saturday, 8 June 2013

Fabric give-away

Sorry, this give-away is now closed.
There are a number of reasons for this fabric give-away.  The selfish one is that we're moving house soon so I'm trying to de-stash as much as I can. But more importantly I wanted to give a little something back to the amazing online sewing community.  I really can't get over how wonderful the Me Made May Flickr group has been, or how great the online sewing community is in general.  You are all a real source of support and inspiration for me! So in the interests of giving something back I've gone through all my fabric and found two that I am sure could have a better home elsewhere. I'm giving both of these away to one lucky reader. I'm also giving away a Bernina zip foot.
Sorry, I forgot to say this give-away is open world-wide.

  1. Liberty tana lawn fabric Durie B (designed by children's illustrator Brian Wildsmith) - 2.3 metres x 1.4 metres.  This is a really gorgeous fabric and I'm pretty sure I only paid for 2 metres so think I got a good deal here! The colours are a bit more vibrant than they seem in this photo.
  2. Timeless Treasures 100% cotton - aprox 2.8metres (along the width of the design) by .6metres. This is a more awkward size but it would still be enough for a lovely tote bag, or children's clothes, or maybe even a wee top with some clever pattern piece placement.
  3. Zip foot No.4 for a Bernina.  This should fit Bernina models from 700 up to 1530 and a 1008.  When I was starting to learn to sew I thought I should order myself an invisible zip foot for my sewing machine. However instead I ordered a normal zip foot, exactly the same one I already had! As I don't really need two of the same foot I'd love to pass this on if there's anyone who doesn't have one.  I can't imagine there's that many folk needing this foot as I have a feeling it may come as standard with the machine but if there are more than one of you then I'll do a draw but obviously if there's only one then you get it!
Instructions and rules are below the photographs.

Liberty fabric Durie B
1. Liberty tana lawn, Durie B
2. Timeless Treasures 100% cotton
3. Bernina zip foot No.4
If you're interested in winning both these fabrics and/or the zip foot please leave a comment below. To restate, there will be two draws, using a random number generator.  One winner will receive both these fabrics, the other winner the zip foot.  You can enter both give-aways in one comment.   Please also leave your email address or some other method of getting in touch with you.
Of course if you are only interested in the zip foot then state that, but what sewist (sewer? never quite sure what sounds better/less weird!) wouldn't want these two lovely fabrics as well!
I'd also be really interested to know how you follow my blog (assuming of course that you do follow my blog!).

Thanks for reading!

For any family members that read this blog, this isn't open to you, sorry!

This competition is open from today, Saturday 8th June 2013.  The closing date is Sunday 16th June at 6pm GMT.  
I will notifiy winners within 28 days (I'll do it much sooner than that but this is the official rules from the CAP code) and if I don't hear back, I'll continue to try to contact the winners in an additional 28 days before redrawing.


  1. Oh these fabrics are both so lovely. It would be such a treat to have some liberty fabric as it is wildly expensive down here. Thanks so much for the kind give away.

    I'm not sure if I can enter as I far away from you in South Africa so please exclude me if I'm outside of the shipping boundaries.

  2. Sorry I forgot to say that I follow your blog through Feedly. :)

  3. Kathryn, you are so generous to be giving away that Liberty and that gorgeous Timeless treasures. If you are willing to post, I'd love to be in your draw.
    At the moment I am following through bloglovin - I'm still seeing if I like it.. it seems slow to me.

  4. Would love to win the fabric! Liberty is just a dream to sew.

    I follow through Bloglovin - i wasnt sure about Bloglovin at first but they just released an app for Ipad so I think Im going to stick with it once Google reader goes :(

  5. I'd love to win the Liberty fabric! Thanks a lot for the chance:) good luck with the moving!

  6. Wow! These fabrics are gorgeous!! Such a generous giveaway! I hate moving, hope it's swift and painless for you.

  7. Hi, what a lovely, generous giveaway! I would love to win some of that lovely fabric. Good luck with your move, I hope it goes well.

    I follow your blog through Bloglovin.

    jennavive (at) horner (dot) org (dot) uk

  8. That liberty fabric is so cute, I'd love to make a dress out of it! I just found your blog when you commented on mine :-)

  9. Ooh, I love the Timeless treasures fabric! It's beautiful, I already have a dress in mind :) jenniferlauren (dot) is (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Those are such pretty fabrics, you are truly such a sweet girl to host such a fab giveaway! I follow you via Bloglovin and you can reach me at :)
    I don't have a Bernina machine, so I can't use the zipper foot :(

  11. love the fabric :)

    I just picked up a used bernina. The pic of your zipper foot looks different then the one that came with my machine so probably could use it.
    I'd be happy to win either giveaway :)

    chevybelair1 at juno dot com

  12. I love the fabric in the top picture! It is gorgeous! Thank you for this generous giveaway.

    Also, I'm not entering in the giveaway for the foot, just the fabric, since I don't own a Bernina. :(

    dragonflydmb (at) hotmail (dot) com

  13. I would love this fabric. Couldnt use the foot since i dont own a sewing machine