Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Great Fabric Destash Challenge

I'm excited to announce a new challenge, one for which I'm going to need your help! Remember my nicely organized fabric shelf? I've done a good job of keeping it organized, and not adding much to it. The problem is, I'm having a harder time actually using up what I have, I feel like I've barely made a dent in it! So, I've decided to issue myself a challenge.

Each week, I'm going to post some pics of several fabrics with a theme. I'll probably start with colors (so, several red fabrics to choose from the first week), and later I'll probably get into patterns (striped fabrics, or polka dot fabrics, or toile fabrics, etc) and maybe even themes (french themed fabrics, peut-ĂȘtre?). Whatever the theme, when I post these fabrics I want to hear from you which one you think I should use up! Whichever fabric you help me pick (I'll probably choose whichever gets the most votes), I'm going to have to use it ALL up...that means NO leftover scraps like I usually have. Most of what I make will probably end up for sale in my Etsy shop.

The best part is, each week I'll choose something from whatever I make with the winning fabric to give away! It might be a tissue holder, it might be a flower pin or headband, it might even be an apron! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment with your vote on which fabric I should use up this week, and an email address where I can contact you. :-) I'll choose the winner randomly from among those who voted for the winning fabric, since I'd hate to send someone an item made from a fabric they don't love!

The first Choose My Fabric post will be up on Friday! You'll have until Saturday evening at midnight (central time) to vote. I'll update the post with the winning fabric on Sunday, and I'll announce the winner of the giveaway along with a pic of the item being given away and what else I made with the fabric on the following Friday. I'll also post the next set of fabrics to choose from, and we'll start again! I suppose I'll keep going until I run out of fabric themes or out of fabric, haha, so I imagine it will keep me busy at least through the summer.

I do have to limit winners to those living in the US for postage cost reasons, sorry!

I'm excited to have your help deciding which of my fabrics to use up, and I'd also appreciate it if you could pass the word along to anyone else who might be interested. :-) Feel free to add me to your feed so you don't miss out on Fridays. Let the Great Fabric Destash Challenge begin!

P.S. - You may have noticed a new Facebook badge on the sidebar, I plan to update my facebook page regularly throughout this challenge, so if you'd like to follow me that way, just click on the badge and become a fan of my page there. Don't forget to tell your friends too!


Saponaria said...

Sounds like a lot of fun!

Stephanie said...

I think so too, I can't wait! I keep having to sit on my hands to stop myself from posting the first group of fabric choices NOW, lol. ;-)

Ramona Strojevs said...

So, where will the post be?. Here?? Tapping foot........

Jill said...

This is an amazing idea! I have soooo much fabric that I don't know what to do with. I might have to do this too...when I can find the time for it. Or maybe just follow along with you so that I can get inspiration from you and your readers! :)