Friday, December 04, 2009
Folksy Flannels for you~(a.k.a. a fabric giveaway!)
**Before I start with some flannel fun and a giveaway, I want to clarify something: The Folksy Flannels collection is a completely different collection of fabrics from both Good Folks (44" quiltweight cotton) and Little Folks (54"voiles, dobby dots). It does combine imagery from both of those collections, but is retranslated into new colorways and is printed on 44" wide cotton flannel. It just so happens that the flannels are shipping before the Little Folks collection which I introduced first and should be shipping before the end of the year last I heard. Is this clarification helping anyone? Better stop before I confuse things more.
We are having a little too much fun with the flannels! These teeny tiny chick brothers & sisters are the smaller part of a book project which I can't share completely yet, since the book isn't out till the spring. But just so you know, they have a very sweet mama and their tiny wings are made of Velcro. There. Thats all yer getting, and the rest will have to wait. Stop it, no, no more.
Besides pajamas, soft toys were some of my first inspirations for these flannels. But they have also proven lovely for patchwork projects as well. My friend Alexia made this beautiful wonky star quilt with the entire Good Morning palette for my market booth. She also made one with the Good Night palette, but I didn't get a piccy of it before it was snatched by my German fabrics distributor for display. (Here's a great tutorial on wonky stars.)
Just a few notes about the sewing and washing- it could just be me, but I do feel like these flannels shrink just a bit more than the standard quilting cottons. Anyone else? That said, it is even more important to prewash them, especially if you are using them in conjunction with other substrates, such as lining a jacket, etc. Once the voiles get here (soon, soon), I can't wait to show you some beautiful options of combining them with the flannels.
Anyway, who wants flannel for free? You can has! I'll send out a full collection of 16 fat quarters to two of you precious people. Leave me a comment, tell me your fav if you want, all of them are slide-showing over here for individual reference. I'll keep the comments open til about mid next week, 'kay?
While we all have the warm fuzzies, how about those loverly people over at Craft for considering me a Star Crafter?! I'm blushing. They have lots of giveaways going on to celebrate the launch of their new site, and more to come, which I'll be helping them out with too! I'll let you know when the Craft/AM giveaway is!
Have a great weekend! xo,Anna