Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vintage Fabric Giveaway

December 19, 2009

Vintage Fabric Giveaway

These are the movies and the music I have been enjoying of late.

I should mention that my parents don't own a computer (Really.) and my little brother and sister, Nicholas and Katie, catch my blog here and there.
(Nicholas once commented that reading my blog was like listening to Michael Mcdonald's voice. This is a compliment. Both Nic and I love the Dobbie Brothers.)

When I asked Oliver and Freya what they wanted from me this year they both answered "a quilt'.
It was necessary to work on their quilts while they were around the house.
Oliver and Freya helped with their quilts here and there.
Best yet is they saw the amount of work and love that goes into making something by hand.
Sometimes they forget.
Once or twice they each came up to me and thanked me for their quilts.
I love them.

(Freya and I shared the kitchen table this morning.)

Today I made my niece Teah a tie-quilt.
Teah is big sister to Kai and she will be three in May.
She is very darling and has an iron will.

In October I participated in a Button Swap. (You can link to it from my profile page.)
The fabric I used for Teah's quilt was sent to me from my button swap partner.
It is a perfect shade of blue and it is satin and so soft.

A Sewing Tip

For many years to square my fabric I have ripped it instead of cutting it.
I remember my girlfriend commissioning a quilt from me a few years ago.
She and I chatted while I began to work.
When I cut and tore through her fifteen dollars per yard fabric I though she was going to pee her pants.
Through Heather Ross' brilliant book: Weekend Sewing, I now know it has a term.
If you don't use this method you should.
It works beautifully.

A simple cut.

Rip it!

See how straight and true tearing makes the fabric?

I have been blogging for almost four months.
In that time I have met so many new people who have shared their talents, life and families with me.
In appreciate I am having a fabric giveaway.
If you would like this stack of vintage fabric please leave a comment on this post.
Oliver and Freya will choose a winner from the ol' hat on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Thank You and Warm Wishes, Camille


  1. This is so cool! You can't buy this fabric ANYWHERE! Thanks so much for this, you're a talent.
    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com