Saturday, October 9, 2010

One Week FQ Giveaway

I'm giving away some Stripey Fat Quarters !!! Just tell me what you'd like to do with them!




I love these stripes, but I don't have any great ideas of what to do with them ... do you? If so, write a comment, tell me what you like to do with stripes (in general, not these specific ones)... and I'll choose at random! I'll also collect the list and put it on a 'tip list' I am starting to build for my blog or for writing about quilting- (without your name of course) - so please understand that I may use your comment in that way!

For my follower friends - and if you win, I'll add two more stripey fat quarters! Please say "I signed up, or 'I'm already a follower" in your post ! (international guest welcome to participate)


I'll give them away next Saturday morning... bright and early... well, california time, that is.

Aren't they lovely?
Happy Quilting Saturday,

Kate

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love to use strips cut on the bias for the neatest "barber pole" look on my tiny quilts. Gives such interest.
Diann Smith
kyquiltymama@hotmail.com

Jo said...

Striped fabrics are my FAVORITE option when binding a quilt.

Carol E. said...

I love stripes for bindings!

Anonymous said...

I often frame my blocks with stripes. I also love to use them for bindings.

Debbie in WV
delitfull@aol.com

Mommarock said...

I think that they would make wonderful kaleidoscope designs..however I have not tried them as I am new to quilting.

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

LOVE stripes! my house is full of stripes... my couch, my rugs, my towels... and a UN-FINISHED quilt top made of stripes and polka dots that these would be great to have to finish that darn thing off!

I follow you on my reader... ;-)

hows life out on the other coast?

Mary said...

I signed up!
I love to use stripes for the borders, even FQs can make small borders. They give such zap to a quilt.

I also like to use them as the center stripe in warm wishes quilts. They are fantastic in scrappies.

Thank you for this giveaway, I'm so excited!

Mary said...

I signed up!
I love to use stripes for the borders, even FQs can make small borders. They give such zap to a quilt.

I also like to use them as the center stripe in warm wishes quilts. They are fantastic in scrappies.

Thank you for this giveaway, I'm so excited!

bertiequilts said...

I just signed up to be a follower. I am going to make a quilt that is full of pumpkins and other things and these strips will really work great in that quilt, "The Pumpkin Patch". I would love to win them.
Alberta at bertiequilts@windstream.net

Michelle L said...

Stripes are wonderful for bindings, sashings, narrow inner borders. Fussy cut as block elements to add movement to the block as the stripes swirl around in the same direction. I have added your blog to my follow list!

Aline said...

Using an occasional stripe to frame a happy block makes it interesting. Also, can be the center square in the D9P.

Barb said...

I am a follower and I think I would make the Christmas present quilt but make it a birthday present quilt...oooohhhh so love those strips and colors....

Quiltingfool said...

Love stripes in my scrappy quilts. I'm with everyone else - love them in bindings or borders. But my favorite is mixing them with paisley, florals, marbles, they create such great interest.
Love your blog.
Judi
Next Sat I'll be in the LA area - having a party for my daughters wedding!!!! Whoopee
Judi in Ohio

Roma said...

Stripes are fun in kids quilts!!
They make interesting patterns for the babies to look at..

Ann Smith said...

These types of stripes would work beautifully for the "Charlotte's Baskets" pattern on Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville.com site that's on my to-do list. Ann S

wolf3349 said...

I signed up to follow your blog.
I would use the striped fq,s to do table runners or a number of other possibilities.
They are such pretty fall colors
Donna

Brenda said...

I like stripes, use them in binding, borders and one block wonders....just a nice giveaway...

Mimi said...

I love to use stripes for a dramatic binding and sashes. Just joined as a follower and am looking forward to the tips you collect.

ABamaMom said...

I use stripes in men's quilt...I don't know, but it just seems like stripes are a manly...like striped shirts and ties. Maybe it's just me?

ABamaMom said...

Oh, I forgot to add: I'm following, too!

Betteem said...

Hi Kate, I collect striped fabric so that I can use my 6o degree triangle and cut triangles to sew together in blocks of consistently striped nature. (lines busily moving) Good thing I'm not writing a tutorial! Hee Hee
Betty M.

Anonymous said...

I love stripes. I use them to make chevron blocks, bindings, as a 'surprise' design in mini quilts.

I also love your pineapple quilt! Gorgeous.

Samelia's Mum said...

I'm already a follower :-)

I saw some fantastic photos of flickr recently of someone who made a whole quilt by cutting the strip fabric on an angle and putting the blocks together to look like a target.

Stripes rock!!

Betteem said...

Hi Kate, I signed up as a follower and hope to win these wonderful looking stripes. I want to add to my collection and will use my trusty 60 degree triangle to cut strips of stripes! I mean stripes of strips! I will use these in interesting combinations sewing them into blocks. I think they'd be good WAS or WTIL quilts.
Betty M.

aussiequilter said...

hi Kate-great stripes!Love them.For me stripes are so wonderful for doing stack and slash quilts with a great kaleidoscope effect. cheers Teri

shavroo53 said...

Stripe fabrics such as you show are the greatest for bindings as they really give that POW and WOW on a finishing. I also like to use them in wonky framed blocks as another textural look. I'm not a follower, but visit your site often.

Diane said...

I love stripes! I use them to border blocks and often for borders on the outside of the quilt. I can see them in baskets, pinwheels and all kinds of things. Love to combine stripes and plaids in a quilt for a man. I'll be following you too.

Elaine Adair said...

I'll 'ditto' the binding stripes - my favorite if I have them. Also, they make really great borders either on the bias or straight, as well as sashing! What great fabrics to use when a quilt needs a bit of ZIP!

KatieQ said...

My favorite use for stripes is for bindings and borders. I realize that is not a very original tip, but it sure works.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I used them here a just a small part of a block.

http://billiebeesblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/give-me-stripe.html

c said...

wow everyone I know is here making a comment-lol. Well, I dont own but one stripe, that is pink and brown, I use them for accents on stars, and I use them for pillowcase cuffs for charity gifts.
this is great of you to share. kingcooper0001@aol.com

Mary said...

I love to bind quilts with stripes, but I also have seen a couple of examples on blogs (can't remember which ones) where they cut triangles all of the same stripe and sewed them together like an hourglass block. The stripes go around the block. The quilts done with those were very eyecatching.
I am a follower! And would love to win. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

Kasey said...

I'm a follower, and those strips look like they want to go in the striped quilt that is currently in the design phase... ie, I have a cool idea and 3 striped fabrics, but have been waiting to find more in either fat quarters or the remnants at JoAnn's... patience is a virtue!
Love your blog, by the way!!!

Anonymous said...

I think stripes add interest to a quilt. I would use these in a very scrappy quilt top, maybe also using some of my polka dot fabrics that I have been collecting. Would make for a very cheery, colorful quilt!

frances@robsonclan.net

Frances

Nancy Sue said...

How about to use as parts of a log cabin block? The stripes add to the "grain" of the log :)Thank you for this fun giveaway. I can't wait to see the list of ideas. That's a little gift to all of us! Thank you!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

The Calico Quilter said...

I am addicted to bias striped bindings, and love the look of narrow inner borders of stripes cut crosswise (but don't love mitering the corners). Actually, I love stripes, and plaids also, nearly anywhere on a quilt. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
jcquilter@comcast.net

Lisa said...

I like to use striped fabric in quilts along with a variety of fabrics... a couple of these FQs may be nice with some Martha Negley fall leaves for an Autumn quilt (I feel another project coming on!). I like a varied stripe in the Hidden Wells pattern. Stripes are fun in hexagon quilts! I also like bias cut stripes as binding.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE stripes! They make great stop borders and binding! I also like to play with them and make 90 degree angles, etc. aka Kaffe Fassett! Stripes are the best!

Hugs,
Amy in KY
amymarieski@yahoo.com
(I can't find out how to sign onto your blog)

sy said...

i want to make some coasters and quilt them in stripes.
i'm also a follower.
songyueyu at gmail

Marlene Wetch said...

i am quilting for charity, id love some!!!

marlene wetch

Cat said...

I have been making 3 dimensional bow tie blocks for the mission quilts at my moms church. When you make them with striped fabric - the effect is amazing and a lot of fun. I have also been making pinwheel blocks with striped fabric and really like how they turned out too.

Marcia said...

My mother and I use stripes for backing, binding, and borders. Some people use polka dots. We use stripes. I love it for backing because gives me straight lines for handquilting. Every quilt we've made in the last 2 years had one or more striped fabrics in them. Depending upon the repeat in the giveaway stripes, might try to make a Kaffe style striped block. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marcia said...

I forgot to add to my comment that I am already a follower.

Lovie said...

1. Great in 9-patches and (D9P), I often cut the squares on the bias. This gives movement to the quilt. put in the 4 corners of the block, with the stripes going from the middle square to the outer corner. Or in the alternate block with the 4-dark pieces - place them going two vertical, two horizontal.

2. Use to cut 60 degree diamonds for 6-pt stars. Increases the star-burst look.

3. Have used for sashing, cut on length wise, and crosswise grains. Gives an extra framed look to blocks, care needs to be used for direction of strips. This also uses way more fabric - but for a small quilt it will add punch. Here is photo link where I used A Navy/White stripe to frame the top of the bed and to bring the eye down toward the floor. Not a great photo sorry - http://loviesquiltsandlife.blogspot.com/2008/12/ugly-quilt-top-done.html

4. Like using in string quilts to break up the strips. with strings all running across the blocks, the stripe will add interest and oposite movement. Same photo shows Aqua/White stripe that draws the eye.

5. I also like to use in curved pieces. The Drunkards path works good for this, also the Rob Peter to Pay Paul, and I'm trying them in an Applecore scrap.

6. A green on green stripe can be used for applique leaves. Gives the appearance of veining without the work. A brown/grey will work great as an applique for a house or barn - looks like siding. The black/white shown in the photo would be great for House Block - reminds me of shingles on a roof.

7. I LOVE stripe fabric - I beleive that it can be used to interest and movement to a simple quilt block. I often will fussy cut to increase this since of movement - don't be afraid to use on the bias within a block, not just for the bindings.

8. Have tried in a Double Wedding Ring - where the 4 arcs meet. When I could remember to get them going in the right direction - it formed an "X" or a "BOX" pattern. I did spend alot of time ripping out and turning the squares. So, I will not do this again.

Guess this was more than you expected. Thanks for letting me climb on my soapbox, hope it helps someone see something unique when looking at stripes. LOL And I am a follower.

Lina said...

Bindings - either bias or with the stripes running on the width, not the length. I made a bow tie quilt with all stripes. It came out terrific. Also make children's applique quilts with coloring book animals out of stripes, plaids and polka dots. Thank you for sharing.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

Candace said...

I'm not sure what the next Bonnie Hunter mystery is going to be, but I'm trying to get some interesting fabrics to have available when it starts in a month or so. Also, I'm going to try to do some trees from the tutorial on Joanna's Applique Today (http://appliquetoday.blogspot.com/) and stripes seem like they might just be the thing.

Pam said...

I like to use stripes when I bind a quilt or when I make a pillow.

Judylee said...

I love stripes for bindings on quilts. They are lovely in quilt blocks also for adding pizazz to a quilt.
Judy

zizzybob said...

Mix with my collection of polka dots, I think a rail fence would be a good use for these fabrics. I would make a top and donate it to a local guild who makes quilts for kids in the hospitol.

d.l. coit said...

Hey, I am making a grandmothers flower garden and stripes look fabulous in the hexagons. I also make quilts for our local hospital and they could use the zing of stripes!!!

Peach Rainbow said...

These would be great for a quilt like this -
http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2010/03/tilted-squares-patchwork-tutorial.html

Peach Rainbow said...

oops I forgot, I am a follower too :D

I also love strip-ey bindings!

sunrise450 said...

Hi,these or any other stripes would be perfect in my placemats and potholders I am making for gifts.

Betty K said...

I just love stripes. They give a variety of color and movement in a quilt. Since I have become more and more a scrap quilter stripes are everywhere in them.

Becky said...

Borders, binding, sashing, fussy cut into diamonds for a lone star, or Lemoyne star, backing for doll quilts and use the lines to guide your quilting, accent borders on funky caterpillar quilts for kids and QOV,a little flange fake border or piping next to the binding, etc. I think I follow you in my google reader, but I can change that so that a follower shows up. How generous you are with your stripes - I covet all of mine.

Bonnie said...

Hi Ann S., Becky, Mary, Lovie -- boy it's nice to see a lot of my online buddies. I, too, love to use stripes as binding -- it just adds such a zing! I have recently noticed folks using stripes to surround a block and it too really makes the blocks sing. I also really want to make Terry Atkinson's quilt that uses a stripe. Darn, can't remember the name and too lazy to go upstairs but I am pretty sure it is in her book Time Out Quilts. A very simple quilt where she uses the stripe in both directions. It really talks to me. (Note to self ... get a few UFO's done so you can start that stripe quilt.)

Your stripes are wonderful -- they would be fun to put to use. Thanks for the offer. http://quiltingwithbonnie.blogspot.com

sunrise4501 said...

I "think" I am now a follower. Thanks for your help!

Nancy in IN said...

I love strips for purse and I really need to make another. They would really show up on the inside also. How do you sign up? I want to but see a place.
Nancy in IN

martinmosaics said...

I love stripes and have never done a kaleidoscope quilt. I sure would love to use stripes to do one! Thank you for posting about your giveaway on Stashbuilders. :-)

Anonymous said...

I will be using this in the cheater hidden wells challenge. I started on a regular hidden well, but just haven't had time to finish.
I signed up!
looped.ca at gmail.com

Lori said...

Stripes look good in lots of places. old fashioned blocks. Applique. binding! I don't need them, I will just admire them--someone ELSE needs to get them!!

Moira said...

Stripes are great to use in bindings. And they add a lot of interest in blocks. =)

Sara said...

Binding for me! I am following you already!

Sandi1100 said...

I just finished a quilt using stripes as the binding. The main panel had a stripe around it and the binding worked very well with the quilt. I will use stripes more often as binding. Sandi

Elizabeth said...

I love a striped binding, but I also love blocks of stripes to break up a quilt. I'm also a follower.

Anonymous said...

I have an ongoing project with making spool blocks. These stripes would be an excellent extension. I originally designed a block for my locak guild for our annual friendship quilt lottery.

I am still trying to get Yahoo to add me to your list. the INternet provider is being cranky tonite....Jane

Harleyetta@aol.com still trying to get the "thang" to work. Responding to post on Heartstrings

Painting 4 Him said...

I like the look on a table runner of using stripes as a frame, cutting the corners and matching up the stripes to make a true frame. It really looks nice.

Painting 4 Him said...

I am a new follower

thatlittlehouse said...

I like to use stripes in charm quilts - a few here and there adds interest

nblexp at gmail dot com

Delia (Del) said...

I have just joined your wonderful site as a follower.
Along with the great ideas everyone has stated I have another that I have been going to try for a while with striped fabric.
I would love to cut up the stripes into small triangles type pieces and use in a confetti quilt. The brown would make wonderful hills and valleys. I feel they all could be made to give a lot of contrast, texture, depth and varying colour in a confetti landscape quilt.
I will add a link to your sit on my blog.
Delia
http://deliahereiam.blogspot.com/

Mary Ellen said...

Ilove stripes for doing Applique makes great socks,mittens sleeves for dreeses also binding.The possibalities are enless Mary Ellen
chevaliermaryellem@yahoo.ca

Dolores said...

I have a pattern that I bought and it has beach umbrellas on it. I want to make the umbrellas with striped fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Regina said...

Those Stripey fabrics are begging to be turned into binding!! I love, love, love stripes in my bindings.

Regina said...

Those Stripey fabrics are begging to be turned into binding!! I love, love, love stripes in my bindings.

GreenStyleMom said...

I have to ditto all the binding comments. I think they are difficult to work with in a quilt (get straight, match orientation, etc) but I love them in bindings!!

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