Monday, July 6, 2009



Well, time's up for the chance to win the sewing machine for the Old Red Barn Co. giveaway! Thank you so much Dana for holding our hands and helping us make our quilts. It has been a whole lot of fun with good laughs along the way! I thought I would offer yet one more chance at a prize... for the 1786 people that didn't win the sewing machine...
A chance to make another quilt!! I'm giving away 12 half yards, enough to make another quilt top, from Paula Prass' new collection, Summer Soiree. All you have to do is visit my shop, and come back here and leave a comment about what you saw or let me know how you like to search for fabric, by designer or collection, manufacturer or do you just look around and see what you like? I'm always looking for ways to organize my shop to make it easier to find what you are looking for! Giveaway will continue until Saturday, July 11th at noon, good luck everyone! Don't forget to leave your email address or some other way that I can contact you if you win!


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Bridget said...

Cool fabrics! And I checked out your shop, its really nice. I like to browse fabrics by looking bundles. Sometimes I buy the bundles and sometimes it just gives me an idea for a way to combine fabric in another way!

travelingmama said...

Well, I just sent you a message through Etsy and then noticed that you have a blog- a great blog too! I love these fabrics! Since I am browsing your fabrics right now, I can say that I do it two ways. I look at everything you have listed and when I get impatient I just open a second window for my favorite designers! Is that like eating double fisted? :-)

Lindsey said...

Boy you have a lot in your shop! I would probably say I would look by designer because I'd look for something specific. Michael Miller Christmas fabrics or Sandi Henderson. Anyway, I like the look of your brightness in your shop....gets one excited about buying! Wish me luck!

Kris said...

great selection in your shop. Sometimes I just browse a shop or look for a specific designer, but lately I've been doing a lot of searching for a specific colors, so I really appreciate shops that make that easy.

Soo said...

I like to have a peek at your most recent listings to see what new fabrics you have! I also go through the designers and have a look at their ranges and then the sale items, to see if I can pick up any great bargains!

Treasuresofjoy said...

Tanya Whelan's DARLA collection, Full Yard Set made me smile from your shop. I like sorted by designer, I like to search by type of fabric, cotton, linen, Japanese, etc.
Great shop and great giveaway. I am finishing my quilt for the quilt along and would love to make another one!!

Me? A Mom? said...

What a fabulous giveaway.

Honestly, I find shopping for fabric on Etsy a little irritating because it's not as easy to browse but that's Etsy's issue, not yours. I think you have your shop set up the best way you can given Etsy's limitations. When I shop at stores like yours, I like to look at bundles first, then I look by designer.

Michele H said...

Wow! What a great idea! I love your shop. I think you do a great job organizing it. I especially love that you have a section for full and half yard sets. Sometimes I look for a section with jelly rolls or charm packs and sometimes I look by color. Does that help? Thanks for the great give-away!

Dana said...

I think your shop is organized well. Easy to find just what I need. Plus, you keep all the key words in your titles so they always pop up for me on a search. This Summer Soiree is beautiful!!!!

Evelyn said...

Oh, I swoon for those fabrics! What a nice giveaway!

When I'm shopping etsy for fabrics, I almost always search by color, which is really easy to do. However, I am usually looking for a combo, like "pink red" or "pink orange", and both of those searches turned up empty for your shop. And I know you have some fabrics with those colors!! So I think it would help if you put all the major colors of a fabric into the tags, to make the searching by color more useful.

Otherwise, I love your shop, and your selection of fabrics!

brandon and laura said...

Definately love to search for fabrics by designer. Then I look around for other fun fabrics. I like fabrics tagged by colors too, if im looking for something specific.

Thanks so much!
laurabsmith1@gmail.com

Venezie Bags said...

Hi - if I don't have something specific in mind - I LOVE to see a whole fabric collection in one photo. When I do know what I am shopping for I typically shop by designer.

I am waiting for my bundle of Mezzanine to come, next up Summer Soiree.

Thank you for the chance!
Karen
venezie12 @gmail.com

lilamaequilts said...

Hi, great stuff in your shop. I really enjoyed browsing. I usually browse through by bundles first, then I check the sales, (who can resist a good sale?) then, if I am looking for something specific, then I will hunt through the designers. Thanks
Natalie
earnhearts@gmail.com

Leslie said...

what a awesome giveaway!! i went to your shop to look around and i guess that i usually just browse until i see something that catches my eye...i usually start in the sets so if i find something they already go together.

Kim said...

I'm going to have to add your shop to my favorites! I took a look. I generally search and look at fabric bundles. I'm new enough to sewing to not know designers/manufacturers yet, so I just look at bundles and go from there.

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Ooh, I have been waiting for this line to come out! I prefer to shop by line or designer. But sometimes I just look around cause you never know what you are going to find that you love regardless of who designed it.

Nydia Kehnle said...

I love your shop and your excellent at grouping the sets... I like to shop by Collections and my types of fabric.... plain- polka dots, floral... my email is LeeLaa19@aol.com

Sara Richins said...

Lots of yummy goodness you have! I like to just look. And since I'm a newbie, I don't know designers and manufactures yet. The only thing that I thought could be be better is separating the patterns. Bag patterns all together, kid stuff together, guilt patterns together. But other than that, I'll have to bookmark you when it's time to shop for some yummy goodness!

Sarah said...

Wow, I love the selection in your shop! I've definitely bookmarked it. Since I mainly quilt and make handbags, I love buying half yard sets. Occasionally I'm looking for a specific fabric, but I can just use the search your shop function to see if you have it. What a great giveaway! Since I just won Dana's sewing machine, I'm either getting greedy or on a roll or won't win anything else for a very long time. :-)

Jaime said...

You have a lovely selection! I also love your banner! I love to search usually by designer or collection. sometimes I just browse but mostly I do it the other ways. It looks like your shop is very easy to navigate!

Thanks for doing such a great giveaway! I have been waiting and waiting for the debut of these fabrics, I have a houndstooth weakness :)

joomoolynn at yahoo dot com
http://sewshesews dot wordpress dot com

cindy in FL said...

I like the way you have bundles of fabric together, so you can see how they combine. I also like shopping by color, so I can combine fabrics that aren't necessarily from the same designer, but have similar colors.

Would love to win... am still finishing my Old Red Barn Co quilt and already am eager to find new material for another. The ORBC one is my first ever, and I am hooked!!!

Thanks for the giveaway.

cjnm at yahoo dot com

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great giveaway! I love your shop too - I usually am looking by collection or bundles, recently full bloom, lantern bloom and french hatbox have been calling my name :) Paula's lines are so bright and lovely too!!

beth said...

i like the fact that you have a bag of scraps. I love them. I also love the song you have on your blog :)

merumo said...

I always appreciate "Fabric Bundle" with good color combination. You have quite few of them in your Esty shop look really yummy :) When I look for the fabrics, I usually go by the designer's name, then line's name. If I win this bundle, I would like to try to make the one Dana was hosting for the Quilt Along, as I missed that one!!

TheBackPorchQuilters said...

Well organized! So happy for Sarah but I would be even happier for myself if I won your prize. So easy to find what you are looking for or something you didn't know you were looking for! The Summer Soiree is beautiful.

Howard Family said...

I love your shop! And I would love to win that beautiful fabric. :o)
~Kristen

--C said...

Love your shop! I like to look for the amount I need and then see the great color combinations you've put together. Makes me want to collect fabric :)

adultlifetaketwo.blogspot.com

Zeynep said...

I like the way the shop is organized by designers and different cut sizes. Seein all the coordianting fabrics and beautiful fabrics are so inspiring. I think grouping makes online shopping easier and less intimating. Thanks for the generous give away.

zkaracal@gmail.com

Elissa said...

you have so many gorgeous fabrics! i love "the garden" fabric, those apples on your first page and i see you have some heather ross mermaids that i am always just drooling over! oh thanks for the chance to win the fabric.... so generous of you! it's such a fun, bright collection.

Gail :) said...

How generous of you! And wasn't that QAL Fun? I would love to win your giveaway and start on another super fun quilt! It went so quickly! I like to search for fabric by designer. You have some great fabrics in your shop ;)

dara said...

i like the way you fold and organize your fabric collections that allow the imagination to go wild. i also like how some of the collections (like the garden collection) are taken outside in natural settings. i want to handquilt outside in the shade of the tree.

Ashley said...

I love your fabrics! Unfortunately I don't think I have any novel advice for you. Usually when I shop etsy for fabric I browse the 1/2 and full yard sections or I am looking for something specific. For when I am looking for something specific it is usually easiest if they are separated by designer and not grouped with other designers. Other people I know are usually looking for specific colors or color combos, so like other people have suggested maybe groupings by color could be helpful. Hope this helps!

Jilliene Designs said...

Yeah! So happy to find another fabric resource on Etsy! Your shop is beautiful as is the new fabric you have in stock. I search by 1/2 yard and full yards sets and then I cross reference by price including the shipping. Money is tight right now so I have to consider the best value for the beauty.

Robert said...

I love the Apple collection by TT!! Usually I search by collection...I love seeing things together. I was definitely drawn to the Apple collection because of the colors, and seeing it all neatly stacked on each other.
Thanks for the chance.
JenS.

Sheri said...

Wow, I really like all the color in your shop. Fabric is like scrapbook paper to me--you can never have enough! I like to sort by designer when deciding what to purchase. And, I could spend an entire day enjoying the fabric in your shop!

kate said...

Your shop is lovely. I like to browse by fabric bundles first, then by designer. But, if you mix designers in your bundles, is there a way to tag the listing so that it would come up for both designers?

Terri said...

I love your shop. I think your search feature is fine - I had no problem finding what I wanted. I do want to ask, though - do you have a way to help color-challenged folks with color coordinating? Because I am very color-challenged - it takes hours for me to pull something together.

Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway!

Mushyhed said...

you have a great variety of fabrics. i usually search for fabrics by designer or collections but have found great lines i like through bundles too.

Kristin said...

Wow you have some great fabrics. I have never ordered fabric online but I am sure I will be ordering from you soon. You have so many more options than the local quilting stores. I am so glad I found you.

Barbie said...

Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway - I'd love to make another quilt along quilt. I also checked out your shop, LOVE that Deer Valley in Grass...it is on my shopping list (and you have a great price too!) I like to search for fabric buy designer and colour. Also love bundles because it gives me ideas about what 'goes' together as I don't often get to see fabric in person. I especially like bundles that mix different designers and different fabric lines.

Tressa said...

I like your shop. I find myself browsing for fabrics via color and what strikes by fancy so at times I really like to see all the fabrics in a collection so that I can see if I like it or not.

Edna said...

Your shop is great. I tend to browse through and just find what catches my eye. I'm still trying to get used to the shift of the larger prints and brighter colors. Haven't been brave enough yet to buy any of it...

Jane said...

Hi Ruth,

What fantastic fabrics you have for sale, so much variety - I'll certainly be paying you a visit sometime soon!
Anyway, to answer your question, I find fabric sites harder to search when they are based on designers as I'm just getting into this quilting caper and cannot yet navigate my way around by designer.
I often seem to search for a particular colour or pattern of fabric for a specific purpose.
I love that you have lots of packs because sometimes it is hard to see which fabrics would work well together on a computer screen.
Thanks for the giveaway!
janelockrey(at)gmail(dot)com

Buzz's Food Lady said...

If I know what I want, then browsing by designer works great. If I'm just poking around, I really appreciate a section of *new* fabrics, where new means released in the last 2-3 months. Finally, I'm often looking for a specific color, so being able to browse by color is a major plus (and not always possible if you just leave in designer names for fabric where green can go by any of 1000 names!).

-Rossie

Beth said...

I also checked out your shop. I try to look by designers, but I'm new to the whole sewing blogging community and to etsy as well. So I'm trying to find my groove. It still seems a little difficult to navigate, but that's probably my inexperience. This is a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

Erin said...

I like your shop. I normally just browse to see what's available. Sometimes if I'm looking for something specific I'll do a search by designer or collection name, but otherwise, I like to keep my options open.

Jaime said...

I love your shop! Browsing big sets is my favorite (especially since I've started quilting). Sets with just 2 fabrics are really fun for making purses or clothes were you want an accent fabric to pop.
Shopping bundles is for me is also the quickest way to see new fabrics lines and designers. When I find something I love I may move over to the shop by designer and see more.

craftiness said...

I browse by looking for bundles. Then I look for colour combos that catch my eye. I only search by designer if I am looking for something specific.

tmac said...

I love your shop. You have a lot of gorgeous fabrics! I like to either look at collections of fabric or search by color if there is something specific I have in mind. I also like to buy fat quarter sets or layer cakes. My email in case I win the beautiful fabric is tmac26(at)gmail(dot)com.

marilyn said...

Great selection ! I usually shop by designer but
first always look at the new fabrics. I love the
new Bari J fabric (thinking to self I must have
just a little more room in my fabric closet)
Thanks for the chance.
Marilyn

MelissaS said...

I love the fabrics you sell. And I perused your sidewalk sale.

Linnea said...

Hi Ruth,
Thanks for another great giveaway opportunity! The generosity in this quilting/crafting community constantly surprises me. I popped on over to your shop...you have so much nice stuff!...and so many new lines :) I like how you have it organized. I generally prefer to search by designer and get a feel for the overall selection and then take a peak at the bundles. I love seeing how other people pair fabrics. It's so inspiring for a newbie quilter. Oh, and I'm with travelingmama...multiple windows is always a pleasure! Cheers

Spencer Family said...

I love the fabrics. I hope I win!!!

Megan of Sanourra Designs said...

I love your fabrics. I've been to your shop before- I remember really liking your banner.

I shop for fabrics by size, then color. There are certain designers that always catch my eye- Dewberry, Butler, Prass, Horner, but I don't search exclusively for them. I feel that if I did that, I'd be closing the door on all the other wonderful fabrics out there. :) So yeah, I just look around and see what grabs my eye.

Thanks for the chance at this giveaway! I would love to make my second quilt out of these fabrics. *g*

Anna Willett said...

i like to search for fabric by color but not many shops are set up that way.

The Royal Family said...

Sandi Henderson Farmer's Market SPRING Fat Quarter Set is my fav.

I just like looking I dont know designers I just like colors and patterns.

the_royalfamily@msn.com

Jennifer said...

I really like the sets. I have a hard time putting together fabrics that look good, so seeing it put together for me is great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori said...

Hi Ruth! I love your shop and visit and order often! I love the fabrics you offer. You always seem to be up on the designer fabrics and have just what I want at a good price. I also love your presentation when you send the order. I remember when I got my first order from you it was nicely placed in a clear plastic bag with paper lace around it and a beautiful bookmark which served as your business card (which I still use!). What a way to make a first impression! I like to search by designer. It would be cool to be able to search for a certain line of fabric too, but I don't always know the name of the line where I do always know the name of the designer. Hope this helps! Be looking for another order from me soon!

MandMStudio said...

Wow, your shop is amazing. I must have the Apples in Cream fabric. Wouldn't it make a cute fall mod dress for a little girl?

Valerie said...

I love your shop, and lovethe bundles you put together. I also apprecite your quick communication and great customer service when I request my own special bundle! Thank you!

Just Susan said...

Wow, you have a big store but very easy to navigate. I like the multitasker. I shop for material by choosing what I like when I see it. Thanks for the giveaway. ~Susan

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I love your shop. I mostly shop for fabrics by designer. I was just checking your shop yesterday for Patty Young and Paula Prass' new fabrics. Love them! Thanks for the chance to win.

Janey Joop said...

Thank you for the fabulous giveway. I came by way of Dana and boy am I glad to see your store and all the fabulous fabrics. I buy fabrics I like by looking at them and don't really pay attention to names. Thanks Jane.

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Bowlby said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like to search by designer, but I also like to look at fat quarter/half yard sets to find fabrics I like. I'm new to quilting, so I'm busy building my stash!

P.S. I made your Etsy shop a favorite!

kldemare at yahoo dot com

Cristin said...

*Drool* I adore this new line and was planning on buying some anyhow! But hey, I'd love to WIN this gorgeous new fabric instead!
Thanks! Cristin
http://cristinwilson.blogspot.com/

Jan aka StampQn said...

Great selection of fabrics!

White Way to Light said...

You have a lot of really great fabrics in your shop! I usually like to shop in bundles - I am not great at pairing fabrics and it helps me see them together!

Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

Jennifer said...

I love the fabrics in your shop and can envision so many great projects with them! i LOVE TO LOOK AT THE FABRIC IN THE BUNDLES, THEY SPEAK TO ME!!! Your prices are great and I have seen many sets that I want to purchase!! Thanks for a chance to win the new Paula Prass fabrics they are just gorgeous!!!!!

Jennifer in Fairport, NY
jennifer75rae@gmail.com

Mattandme said...

I love your store!

For me, pricing is important. When you figure in shipping prices, I want the price for the fabric to be less than I pay at the store, but easier because its online. I know I know, I'm a cheapie. :) But your sale prices mark things down pretty good!

I really like the Alexander Henry's GRANVILLE in pink- so cute!

Mattandme said...

Oh and my email is Dkfranklin1 at yahoo dot com. I forgot to post it on the first comment.

Misha said...

I think that may the most beautiful fabric I have ever seen! It's so my style, I LOVE it! Anyways, I checked out your shop. My preferred method of shopping for fabric is by color. I don't know if you would consider having color sections--even something as simple as warm, cool and neutral colors. (Or you could break it up further into groups like reds and pinks, blues and greens, yellows and oranges and so on.)

mommymae said...

depending on my project, i like to search by specific fabric or by color. i love those apples from timeless treasures!

Wendy P said...

You have such cute fabrics! I have never seen some of them before!

I really like your store layout.

When I look at fabrics, I usually look at what is on sale first, but I also try to keep up on new lines. I like being able to see what is available from favorite designers and manufacturers.

Nothing negative to say about your shop!

Katie R said...

I am a browser... I really like your 1/2 yard bundles. I think the new Bari J might be my favorite, its more floral than my usual favs. I like the colors. Thank you for sharing!

Lisa said...

I love looking for fabrics by designer name and/or collection. I love that you have collections sold together and that you show all the fabrics together as well as their individual photos. That makes it especially helpful when I haven't seen the line before. Our fabrics stores don't carry EVERY line.

I saw you have the other catagory and in there was a jelly roll. I would make Layer cake, jelly roll etc, their own category.

Love the new Summer Soiree collection!!

Heidi said...

Paula Press rocks! I feel in love with Flights of Fancy looking for stuff for the Old Red Barn Quilt-a-Long. Summer Soiree looks delightful too.

I usually look up fabric by Designer or Name of the Print. Second to those is by manufacturer.

Cassie said...

Thanks for doing the giveaway! I usually search for fabric at thrift stores. I look for the cotton and buy it. Generally this helps me not overspend on fabric. Also it gives me a wide variety of fabric (just found blue willow fabric the other day which is perfect for my sister in law since she collects blue willow china).
cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com
Your shop has many pretty fabrics, I love the variety!

bakeandsew said...

I like to see fabrics in bundles so I can get an idea of what looks great together. Thanks for the great giveway and lovin all those fabrics in your shop!

SarahVee said...

wow! Anna's Garden Party in navy is melting my heart! Your shop is great. Bundles are great but I love to see the individual fabrics too. I search by 'what's new', 'colour', 'designer', 'pattern' - it depends on what I'm looking for - something specific or just eye candy! Thanks for the chance to win both!:)p.s. I love the name of your blog.

asimplestitch said...

I love the fabrics in your shop! I tend to just browse until I find something I like. I also like to buy coordinating sets, since I don't have a fabric store to go to around here, and I'm always afraid of trying to match things on the computer. So, I tend to look at the fat quarter/half yard/full yard sections. Thanks!
ewing.theresa@gmail.com

epban said...

I like being able to search by designer and by fabric bundles when I'm looking for more than one specific fabric. Now I will go back and visit your shop item by item! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Iva said...

Love you shop and its layout. I usually browse first for designer and then just scan for anything that might catch my eye. Can't wait for Tanya Whelan's French Hatbox collection.

Lee said...

amazing fabrics. such beautiful fun colours and designs. I usually just browse a shop and look for ideas and inspiration!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I love all your fabrics!! Just found you through the Old Red Barn....

I love all the half yard sets you sell...the Anna Maria Horner Garden Party set is gorgeous!!

Goddess in Progress said...

Well, who wouldn't want to win that gorgeous fabric! Thanks for doing such a generous giveaway!

Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

Brandon or Michelle said...

This is michelle. I like to look at the assortment, so I like how you have a splash of everything. thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric!

rossmer{at}gmail{dot}com

debbiekl said...

I like to search for fabrics by designer. I'm probably less likely to find new fabrics/designers that way though. I also like fabric sets. The FOR YOUR HOME by Vicki Payne, Home Decorator Fabric, Half Yard Set caught my eye. Love the colors!

~Michelle~ said...

Typically, I like to search by collection...but I also like browsing the sets that are put together - FQ, 1/2 yd, yd. Love your shop - the Full Bloom set is calling my name, must try to resist!

Leigh said...

For a long time I just sort of browsed to see what caught my eye. But now that the stash has gotten OUT of control, and I follow so many fabric blogs, I often see collections and am familiar with them already before I go fabric shopping. So I like that your shop is sorted by designer. I also LOVE a full sale section! Usually I find some can't-miss deal which leads me to buying more (even non-sale stuff!) because since I'm already paying shipping, I might as well just get a little more!

Jen said...

what great fabric!!! when i shop for fabric i usually am looing for particular colors so that's how i look. your Anna Maria Horner, Garden Party and Good Folks BIG fat quarter set is fantastic.

Dawn W. said...

I like the Sandi Henderson fabric, and had no idea you even had an etsy store. Love that the fabric is sold in bundles, and hope I win one too. :)
iliketoquilt@hotmail.com

Tara said...

I definitely shop by collection. That way coordinating fabrics are easy to locate. I also love when shops put together medleys of fabrics from different collections that look great together. It's one thing to be in a fabric store where you can stack up 10 bolts and see them together, but it's much more difficult when shopping on line. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michelle said...

Your fabrics are great. I like to look at bundles of fabric. For me, it is an easier way to buy fabric. I also like looking at the designers to see what they have done. Thanks for the giveaway.

Colleen said...

I just went to your shop and it looks wonderful! I tend to shop by designer because I can't always remember the name of their line. After that I'll look at the sales. Thanks for the giveaway!

Juls said...

how very generous of you! I have been swooning over this since the announcement over at making it fun. Well heres to crossed fingers and toes and hoping the random integer favors me this once!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

I love to look at the bundled collections when I'm getting inspiration, however when I'm gonna buy, I look at them individually. Always check the sale items, too!

Heather said...

I look by designer, but I also look for yard and half yard bundles, or fat quarters too - Many of your items are favourites of mine. Love the shop!!!

Lexilooo said...

Funny, I found your etsy shop yesterday and added a few things to my cart, to order at the end of the week (payday!).

I'm a new quilter, just learning. I've been making potholders and pillows so far, but want to move onto baby quilts. So far, I've mostly been buying sets of fat quarters and scraps, because those are best for the potholders I make! I sponsor two girls in Albania through World Vision, so I want to make them doll blankets next!

When I buy fabrics on etsy, which is where I buy most of mine, I search by artist. I've been liking bright colors lately, since they are so summery! I really like Sandi Henderson and Joel Dewbery right now, and also Amy Butler. I also like the Krakow line by Mark Lipinski. Right now, I buy charm packs, as well at the FQ's and scrap sets...

Sarah Pead said...

I absolutely love Paula Prass's fabric! I SEW hope I can win this give-away!

bethany said...

great fabric!! I like to just browse most of the time!! But if I am looking for something I like to do it by color...I guess that is how my brain works!! But browsing through all the fabric gives me great ideas!!

Raspberry said...

I love your fabrics in your shop - they're gorgeous. I like to try and picture what I'd make with it, which of course makes for very lengthy browsing.

Sarah Pead said...

oops...forgot to give you my contact info: sarahpead@yahoo.com

***LIZ*** said...

I love your shop. I like that you have fabric sets that you can buy together to make quilts. I am useless at picking out my own fabric.

emalina49a said...

Having never bought fabric anywhere but a craft store (shame on me, I know), I liked seeing the fabrics grouped together. I think that is the hardest part of quilting...picking the fabrics that go together! I also like being able to see colors...or shades of colors.

Kellie said...

wow--- i was so pleased to see your expansive collection and the prices were fantastic...and if Dana likes to shop here, so must we! learn from the best right? I like to find fabrics by designer... thanks for the giveaway!

Brenna said...

Lovely giveaway!

I've looked at your shop before and I find it's easy to browse. I happen to like searching for fabric by bundles. I don't really search by designer unless I find a fabric bundle I like and want to compare prices.

Mia's Cottage said...

Love your shop and love the fabrics! Keep up the good work.

Rafael's Mum said...

Hi! Love the fabric in your shop! In general I like it when fabrics of the same line are listed together so I can see the combinations. I often shop by designer so it is helpful you have listed those at the side, even though they are grouped. I can't remember which shop I was in lately... I was so impressed with their organisation.. If I come across it again I will let you know, but they would let you search on designer, on manufacturer, or on colour! Amazing. I bet that takes a lot of organizing! But I most of all just browse.. and your shop does fine for that! Looks bright and breezy. I like it!

Sara said...

Love your shop. Great selection and prices.

Jamie said...

I love to be able to search by designer. am new ti sewing and find that I am fimaliar with designers much more than the newest colection.
Ptappana@juno.com

Stephanie said...

gorgeous fabrics, here and in your shop! I usually just browse, but when I have a definite project in mind I usually have a fabric in mind also, so having the availiabilty of designers is very helpful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vicky said...

When I'm looking for fabrics, I'm usually looking for inspiration too, so...I really like the bundles. Have never shopped Etsy for fabrics...this could be a first!!
VicWeave@aol.com

crystal said...

I just bought something from your shop so I can tell you exactly how I found it. :) I typed in a search for the name of the fabric collection so I could find everything you had to offer all at once.

And then I went to the sale section to fill up my flat rate envelope! I really liked that they were all together in one category…I picked three in about one minute and hit the check out.

I also shop by designer but this leaves out any bundles since they are in a different category (etsy's fault since they won't let us put the same listing into two categories.) So, I do a search by designer and everything pops up. Fabric shopping is serious business! :)

I like to buy fabric bundles because colors differ so much on the computer. I like to know when fabrics go together, especially if they're not in the same fabric line/collection. In general, I prefer to buy half yard bundles (more variety and just the right amount of each fabric) but not when the cost per yard is more than regular yardage.

Anyway, thanks for the chance to win this fabric...it's so beautiful!

-Crystal

zarina said...

I love buying in bundles - so that tag would be important. but having bundles under designers will be better - I can easily select the bundle without going through the whole list which most online shop is doing now.

jedigirlz said...

I love the houndstooth by Paula Prass. Your shop is full of great finds! Generally, when I shop for fabric I search using the name of designer. Ex. Heather Ross, Alexander Henry, etc. I might use color if needed.

Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Jessica Christensen said...

You have a lot of great collections! I usually shop by designer and/or collection, but I also like the previews of whatever you put on the front page. Then, of course, I hit the sale section.

Petit Debutant said...

I like to browse by designer when I know the exact fabric I want. But most of the time I just browse by pictures until I see somethign I like

Grandma Nell said...
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stillthinkingagain said...

Hi! I'm in the midst of my first quilt... I think I've found a new addiction! Love your etsy shop fabric selection -- I'm so excited about my next quilt, and I haven't even finished my first one!

I really enjoyed reading the comments by other, more experienced fabric-lovers... as a newbie, I would say that I browse by bundles -- that way, I feel more confident that the fabrics will coordinate.

Thanks for the great give-away!

Jan said...

I like to shop my designer, and to see what's new.

Cindy said...

What a nice give away!! I just popped over to your blog from the Old Red Barn Co. I prefer to search for fabric by price (if you have a sale, I will click on that first!) and then by fabric line.

Cindy
creativecards@shaw.ca

Ammon said...

Just the last 2 days, I have been looking for designer fabrics that I can purchase for a good price. My google searches resulted in disappointing results and lists of fabrics stores to commute to. However, when Dana listed this website on her blog, I checked it out and found...exactly what I was looking for! Even better actually because the prices are more than reasonable. I would love to win this incredible prize! I will also definitely tell everyone I know about this user-friendly website with great prices and gorgeous fabric!! Love the Summer Sidewalk Sale-Thanks!
Jenna

Grandma Nell said...

Generally, I look for fabric on quiltshops.com and have a specific name of a fabric in mind, then add to it as I see others. I haven't shopped for fabric on blogs much yet at all. But your store on etsy looks very nice - I also generally go to the sales first! Thanks - you have beautiful fabrics!

LynnEl in Illinois
lynnel.springer@gmail.com

katkeo said...

Oh, I love your Etsy shop! I usually search by designer but also love to look at half yard fabric sets. A search by color would also be helpful. I have been thinking about making a red and aqua quilt. A color search would definitely be useful for that.

Amy R said...

I like to "see" a whole fabric line. Sometimes when shops just show little corners, it's just not enough. I also like to see full lines because sometimes I'll choose just one colorway within a line. I really like looking at a full line - because I know all will coordinate. I don't like shops that group things by yellows or blues or flowers, etc. I like seeing lines. The line you chose to give away is beautiful, btw, and I love the designers you carry in your shop.

Marsha said...

Beautiful fabrics. I always try to find what is new out there. I usually buy my fabrics according to colors. Like right now I am working on a Christmas project so I am hunting down greens, creams, and reds.

andrea said...

I like that you have coordinating fabrics grouped together in bundles to buy. It's also nice that when you click on an individual fabric that you have the other fabrics thumbnailed next to it.
It's so nice of you to offer a consolation prize

GTM said...

Checked out your shop, cool collection of fabrics! Sometimes I like to search by designer like you have it set up, sometimes it helps to have color choices. That way if I'm looking for something in a particular shade I can click on that color choice also if I'm looking for type of fabric, it helps to have that option too.

Bobbie said...

I love all the bright colors of your fabrics. I love that you have fabrics for a good price that I would never be able to find where I live
boblyns at yahoo dot com

Harley Dee said...

Can I just tell you that browsing your store makes me drool like a kid at a candy counter? :) I love searching by collection.. I like things to coordinate, and I'm not always good at picking out pieces by myself.. sometimes I need help :)

Thanks so much for a wonderful giveaway!

hayatiggs at comcast dot net

Tiffany said...

I like to search by designer - I think you are organized very well and might suggest to have your pre-cuts in a category.

Missy said...

I absolutely love the 1/2 yard sets. They all look good enough to lick. It's socially acceptable to lick fabric, right???

Casey said...

I was just browsing your shop this morning hoping to find something to make a blanket out of. Maybe I can win your giveaway and finally make Dana's quilt!!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Very nice fabric...I love the colors! I also love the full bloom line in your shop.

I had a blast quilting along with everyone :)

Shelley said...

This collection is amazing - thank you for the chance to win it! I'm glad I found your shop. I like all the "sets" you offer as half yards and fat quarters - that's usually what I'm looking for.
shelpowl@telus.net

Dianne said...

Mezzanine by Patty Young is gorgeous! I think that is my new favorite! I like it that you show picture of collections...and then also that you have it listed by designer...because if you like something sometimes you'll like other stuff by them that you haven't seen before!

malissa32 said...

love the houndstooth material! very generous of you! just favorited your etsy shop and will add your blog to my google reader! glad i found you!

Pink Lemonade Bags said...

I really want Bari J's new line!! Your fabric selection is great and I will definitely be shopping with you really soon!

Trisha said...

I am so glad to have found your shop! You have a great selection and good prices. I usually shop by designer or fabric line. I usually know what I want and then browse to see if a shop has it.

betseykerr said...

Love your HUGE selection of fabric...I search by manufacturer/designer, and sometimes I like it listed as fat quarters/1/2 yard bundles, etc...depends what I am making. Lovely shop, I will have to search your shop more often!
Thanks for the give away!
betseykerr@mac.com

Fiesta said...

I love the garden fabrics you have in your summer sale. May have to come back and shop.

julie said...

I love the fabrics you have in your shop. It was easy to navigate. I am new to the designer fabrics so I wasn't aware of what was even available until a few weeks ago! And now that I know, I search by designer. I feel less lost that way. I do like looking at bundles a lot as well!

Whitney said...

I too like how you combine like fabrics into bundles but it is also nice to browse seperately by designer if you are looking for a specific fabric. I just love the new Paula Prass - I am a houndstooth fanatic and can't wait to get my hands on it!

LB3K said...

Ummm, I freakin love everything in your store! If I had more money (or if my Etsy shop was more successful ;0) I would buy one of everything! I love buying sets of fabric, like 1/2 yard sets, so that is where I like to shop. . . in the 1/2 and full yard sets.

karen said...

You have a really nice selection of fabric. I like to look by colour, geometric, floral, holiday, novelty/children as well as by designer. I like to check out new fabric and sale fabric.

Mariesa M. said...

I think the way you have a picture of the whole line of fabric together is really nice. Most shops have a picture of them seperatly and I hate that because you can't see how they look side-b-side. I think you should have your newer fabrics listed first though. That's just my personal preference. I hope I win the fabric!

ladmquilter said...

you have beautiful fabrics on your etsy site. I love all the bundles especially the anna maria horner garden party and Sandy Henderson Farmer Market. I will remember your site in the future. Great Fabric.

audrey said...

Those are gorgeous fabrics!!! I like searching by designer, I know exactly what I'm looking for and love the instant results!

audreyj84 a+ gmail d0t com

happyhanigan said...

Definitely shop by bundles> Not confident enough to match up different fabrics yet. Just started quilting thanks to Dana- who I stumbled upon by accident but so thankful that I did. Way behind on quilt- Broke my sewing leg. LOL. Love your shop- and its within driving distance. I'm in Indiana, PA.

Crafty Mama said...

I checked out your shop too and I love the 1/2 yard and 1 yard bundles. I always look at those first becuase it gives me an idea of what fabrics coordinate with each other. I am drooling over your Anna Marie Horner set. Yummy!
I also like to search by designer.

Sandi said...

Oh, I love Patty Young's new fabric, Mezzanine! It looks so pretty. Can't wait to see some of this in person. :)

A said...

I love the colors from the Mezzanine collection you carry. Bright but not neon colors, esp. the pinks. Those are hard to find in a shade of non-eye-damaging brightness.

Wendy said...

Great prices on your etsy site!! I'll be back, for sure!! I usually just browse around. I'm most interested in color and pattern. Designer's names are usually where I start, then branch off from there.

JenR said...

Most times, I just browse so I love when collections are bundled, like you have. I think your shop is well organized, easy to browse. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway! Beautiful fabrics!

Mare said...

These fabrics are beautiful! *drool* =]

I search for fabric on Etsy by designer and/or by color.

Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

ircabbit said...

When I am looking at fabric, I just browse and browse and browse. I try to look at every single thing in the shop. I don't get to spend too much money on fabric, so I only decide to buy something when I absolutely MUST have it. When I am shopping online, if I find one thing I have to have, I am more likely to buy additional things to save on shipping. (Or at least I tell myself I'm saving money.)

In your shop I liked the "Full Bloom" bundle and the "Spotted Owl" fabric.

Jenny said...

Wonderful shop, I just added you as a favorite of mine so I'll remember to come back next time I need fabric. I like to look at the bundles to get my mind thinking, and then I browse to see what else stores have to offer. When I'm looking for specific fabrics, listing by designer or line is really helpful. Sometimes I also do searches by color.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

oneshabbychick said...

I hadn't seen this line yet - so pretty. I love searching by designer...somehow it's easier for me. I love that you have fat quarter sets too. Sometimes it's nice to just get a little bit of each fabric.

akcarrillo@yahoo.com

Meg said...

I guess I like to search by color or type of pattern. For example the line you're so generouly giving away, I've never heard of it. It's beautiful, but I wouldn't find it unless I'm searching by color or pattern.

Thank you!

Karen said...

Your shop is great. I like to shop by designer. But once I get to a shop I generally have to look all over the place and see everything. I also love bundles and am always looking for a deal so I always check out sales too.

Katrin said...

I like to shop fabric by colour rather then by designer.
Your shop looks great - a lot of beautiful fabric.

Marianne Penner Design said...

Really nice fabrics. I like the Sidewalk Sale feature to use for searching. When I buy fabrics online I usually look for 1/2 yard or yard fabric sets.

Julie in WA said...

I love to shop by collection. I must admit, I don't shop Etsy for fabric. I prefer sites that allow me to choose, say, 100 fabrics per page, or whole collections on a page. I don't like having to scroll through pages and pages. That said, you do have lovely fabrics on your site, ones I have not seen before!

Dkole said...

I generally look for fabrics by designer. But, I think it is nice to look at it by color. You have a ton of fabric in your shop. I was loving that Vicki Payne home deco fab. I wish I had something to recover.

Tara said...

Great selection! I start by searching designers, but then tend to be distracted by other designs I see.

raven7srv said...

love the summer sidewalk sale menu....cute idea :)

HRH Gigi said...

Oh, it is all so heavenly. Where to begin? I truly appreciate the bundles and linking other fabrics in the line to display. I am not as familiar with specific lines or designers so I like to browse and see the full possibilities. It is all so yummy. You are now bookmarked to come back again and again.

Hilda said...

I like the way you have your Etsy shop categorized by designer, and also by full/half yard sets. Depending on what I'm searching for I can go right to the section I need. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, too!

Wendy said...

Came over dejectedly from Dana's blog...
Nice looking give-away!

I usually first look for fat quarters and/or kits for quilts. Or I'll look by color. Or I'll just wander from item to item.
Really it depends on why I'm there - if I'm really looking for something specific or if I'm just "window shopping". =-)

But I would LOVE to win me some Paula Prass! (hint, hint)

Elizabeth said...

You have such great taste! I'd buy out your whole shop if I could! I usually start shopping by looking at bundles then I branch out into designers. Sometimes I like to search by a particular color too but I don't do that too often.
Elizabeth

Meg said...

Hmmm. I tend to look by manufacturer, then move outward from there, if given an option.

And those fabrics? Are stunning!! So bright and cheery!

Thanks for the opportunity!
--Meg in CT

LauraJ said...

Your shop carries the most beautiful fabrics! So girly and fresh and modern with a hint of vintage feel. I love the colours!

Robin said...

Dana sent me on over here...I have to say that when I shop for fabric I LOVE color...and well, I simply love fabric!

Rebecca said...

I love the fat quarter and half metre sets you've put together - that's the way I like to shop! I also like patterns with kits.

Patty said...

Finally some one has Summer Soiree! I've been waiting very unpatiently for this fabric to be available! I'm hoping to make the Old Red Barn quilt along quilt with the Manhattan color scheme! I usually look randomly at fabrics only if I'm looking for something specific do I search by designer.

CJ said...

Oh those new fabrics by Paula are so PRETTY! When I go to your shop I really like the combinations that you make up that are not from the same designer. Combinations that I might not have thought of or can't picture because I don't have the fabric in front of me. They always surprise and delight me. If I was in a fabric buying situation I would be shopping at your shop for sure! I like to search by manufacturer as well.

imagrandma2five said...

Being the domestic goddess that I am, (LOL) I wear aprons all the time. Love the domestic goddess apron! As for searching for fabrics, it depends on what I'm doing. Sometimes it's designer, sometimes color, sometimes theme, etc.

Cutch said...

I like to browse fabrics by collection. Its really helpful for me when trying to match colors and themes since its hard to tell what stuff really looks like online. Great fabric selection and I hope I win!! Thanks! Kristen

Annie said...

I LOVE all the fabrics you had in your shop! They make me happy :) and also make me want to start a new quilt! I would love to win your 12 1/2 yards and use it to go back and do the quilt along at the Old Red Barn.

Aimee said...

Great fabric choices, and really great prices. I actually love buying FQ or half yd bundles in a mix of designers (like you had Amy Butler with Sandi Henderson). I like it when other people put together fabrics that I wouldn't necessarily think of putting together on my own. Like 4 or 6 different fabrics together in a bundle can be a great inspiration.

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway!

madrekarin said...

What a sweet giveaway! Hmm, I look for fabric with a roving eye. In other words, I just look at everything until my heart starts beating so hard I think it will pop out of me. That's when I know I've spotted the perfect one for me. :)

Cynthia said...

The fabrics you've chosen for the giveaway are absolutely gorgeous!! I'm now a Paula Prass groupie thanks to Dana...like I need much coersion in that department - LOL.
Loved your store....I generally look for fabrics by designer - I'm familiar with what the line is & looking to fill in what's missing in my stash.
Thanks for the chance!

Rachel said...

I like to search by colors and bundles.

Thanks,
rechriss@yahoo.com

aSprinkling said...

I went and checked out your shop (actually, I'm still checking it out). I generally search for fabrics by color. I LOVE sites that are organized by color so it's easy for me to find what I'm wanting.

Tawnya said...

Mostly I like to look for fabrics by designer or collection, but every once in a while I go out on a limb and just look for what goes together!!

Amy said...

I usually buy fabrics by browsing around a shop...feeling everything and waiting until patterns catch my eye! But I have to say, I love how you have all your fabrics in your etsy shop. I love the photos of the various prints stacked on top of one another and I'm loving that snowflower collection! Thanks for the chance to win a prize!

Melanie said...

You've got a great selection of fabrics in your shop. When I'm looking for something, I usually know who the designer is, so that's the way I shop. I also always take a look at the sets (yard, half yard, or fat quarter) and see what's available there. I think the biggest downside of Etsy is that you can only view a limited number of items on each screen. I prefer to view as many items as possible at once.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveway!

Sarah Seitz said...

Wow, you have a lovely shop! Great prices and awesome fabrics, I love the Neptune line by Tula Pink! Thanks for the giveaway!!
Sarah @ www.comeandseetheseitz.com

Sarah said...

Love your shop and blog! I just browse for fabric until something jumps out at me.

Karen Annette said...

Well, I am bummed that I didn't win the quilt along!! It was fun making mine and seeing everyone's. I like your shop design. I like to look by the newest fabrics and by coordinated sets. I love the new fabric you have coming in!

Daisy said...

I like to shop by designer and I love to see them in bundles to see what goes with what.

judeabeevers1@msn.com

Jenna H. said...

Glad to find your blog and shop. I like the categories you have for sets (fat quarter, half yard, etc.). Have you considered making the fabrics searchable by color? That's the way I like to look for individual fabric pieces. Thanks for the giveaway!
jmhamlin826 AT yahoo DOT com

Karen said...

I like that you set sets of coordinating fabrics. I am just getting into quilting and don't know all the designer's names or the names of their collections.

Ruth B said...

I love to search by designer. Usually if I like one line by somone I like their other lines as well.

Sara said...

i think the shop looks great. i usually shop by fabric name or designer. i loooove these new (to me) fabrics you're giving away

handmadebyheidi said...

Beautiful fabric. I like to look by colour and design/shapes. I'm not always very familiar with designer names so I love just browsing. I do like to look at the bundles that sometimes put together it helps me imagine things together as well.

Bonnie said...

I loved the Farmers Market. I had not seen those fabrics.

Rachel said...

I just love that houndstooth pattern. so classic and cute. I always look at the cut fabric first, and then if something cathces my eye I find it in yardage.

runswithtrimmer said...

I love this set of fabric. I love browsing a shop that has coordinating fabrics all together it takes the guess work out of it for me :D

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