Monday, April 11, 2016

Let's Get Quilting 2016 -



Get ready now for Halloween with these adorable "glow-in-the-dark" fabrics from the Frightful & Delightful Collection by First Blush Studio. Enter to win this 7 pc. bundle below, but if you don't have any luck this week, go to your local quilt shop and check out these cute fabrics. Every single pattern has a "glow-in-the-dark" embellishment. The shop favorite is the little skeleton print - THEY GLOW!  We featured First Blush Studio on the blog in March, if you want to know more about the designer. Here is a link to a free pattern created for the collection as well! And also one for a trick-or-treat bag that will "glow-in-the-dark."


65 comments:

Quilty said...

I start with the pattern, then the fabric. Thanks for these great fabrics, glowing is fun!!

ledamewood said...

Oh, I do it both ways. Sometime the fabric inspires me, but sometimes I want to make a specific pattern and then I choose the fabrics for it.

DebrafromMD said...

It works both ways for me. Sometimes I am inspired by a pattern and sometimes a fabric line needs to be made into a quilt.

DebrafromMD said...

It works both ways with me. Sometimes I am taken with a particular pattern, and sometimes it is a fabric line that inspires me.

Lisa Marie said...

If I see fabric I love I buy it. Or if it is a good basic/blender at a good price I buy it. When planning a quilt I sometimes pick a pattern and then choose the fabric to use and other times choose the fabric and find a pattern to show it off. In most cases I can work from my stash.

Lee said...

Usually I am inspired by the fabric first! thanks!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I have done it both ways, but I am most comfortable with pattern first and then pulling from my stash and supplementing with shopping. ;-) Thanks for the fun!

JoyceLM said...

I always pick fabric first (I have a huge stash waiting for the right pattern). Thanks.

Frederique said...

Pattern first for choosing a color, but sometimes a special fabric with texture or something else special will be first!

Joanne said...

This is such fun fabric! When I see fabric like this that I fall in love with, I often buy lots of it so I can look through my patterns and choose one and still have plenty left over to design something on my own.

Linda said...

HI,start with my pattern,then the fabric! Neat fabrics! Thank You!msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Emily C said...

Depends on the project. Usually I pick fabric first and make a pattern when someone needs a quilt for a new baby or I find a theme I want to play with.

Rosa said...

Both ways.If I love a fabric I bought it and then choose a project for it thought sometimes I see the pattern and the pick the fabrics.

lindawwww said...

It's never too early to start sewing for Hallowe'en. Thanks for the chance to win.

Renea said...

This fabric is sew cute. I love Halloween and Fall fabric. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

Great Halloween fabric. Usually I pick the pattern then the fabric.

Karen said...

It works both ways for me too. I fall in love with fabric and buy it without knowing what I am going to make with it or I fallin love with a pattern and buy fabric to make it! The Halloween fabric is so cute!

Michele T said...

I usually pick a pattern and then audition fabrics!!

joanne roberts said...

For me its fabric first. It speaks to me and tells me what it wants to become. Joanrob8@gmail.com

Janie said...

I start with the fabrics first. Then I find a pattern that makes the fabric look beautiful.

Lucille said...

I buy both ways! I can't resist cute wherever.

Irene Storteboom said...

I always choose the pattern first, but I will also choose the pattern when I have just the right fabric waiting for it. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

Bonnie58 said...

I always go to colour and pattern first. Thanks for sharing

Farm Quilter said...

Both ways - depends on what I find first!!

Cecilia said...

Sometimes I get the fabric first, but there are times I work with pattern first. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rebecca said...

I like starting with a pattern first and then the fun begins picking the fabrics.
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Vicki H said...

Usually pattern first.

VickiT said...

It really depends on the fabric many times. I might see something, like this glow in the dark knowing surely I would be able to make something for my grandchildren from it that would make me buy the fabric with no idea what I'll be making. Other times, I have a pattern in mind and am searching out what I feel would be the perfect fabric for the pattern.

I will admit however, that more times, I see a fabric and MUST have it so it gets ordered whether I have a clue what I'll do with it or not. LOL (That's probably why I have so much fabric hiding out in my 'fabric cave', as my husband calls it. LOL

teachpany said...

I love the glow in the dark spider print! I saw it in my favorite LQS, Pocono Sew & Vac. Great prints! For me, it depends on the fabrics. Sometimes I pick based on a pattern, other times the fabric comes first, and I design something (or search my patterns and books for inspiration).

Katy M said...

Pattern first :) x

Maryann L said...

I don't think it's a definite pattern first or fabric first It's like what came first the chicken or the egg Lol Anyway sometimes I see a fabric and I have to have it. The pattern comes later. Or looking online or thru magazines a quilt jumps out and says "Hey! Look at me!"

Cathie said...

A little bit of both. Sometimes a fabric speaks to me and I build on it and other times I have to hunt for the right fabrics for a pattern I've fallen in love with.

Debbie said...

I usually fall in love with the fabric first! With gorgeous fabric, any pattern looks good!

Kathy E. said...

Good question! Usually, I find a quilt pattern that I like first and then look through my stash for fabrics needed. So, does that mean I choose the fabric first if it's already in my stash? Who knows, but it's all fun!

GranChris said...

I love the fabric. For me it's 50-50 sometimes I love the fabric so I buy it and sometimes I love the pattern so I buy it. You never know what is going to hit me.

Frani Du said...

Cute fabric, glowing, that is fun!! In this case, fabric will be the one to decide what to do with it!

Paula said...

I do it both ways. Sometimes a particular fabric just grabs me and then I find the pattern. At other times I find a pattern and find a fabric that fits. This fabric is adorable and I feel a calling!!

Deb G. in VA said...

I do both. If I see fabric I like, I buy it, but I also buy fabric specifically for a pattern.

MoeWest said...

I usually start with the fabric and then choose a pattern.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Most of the time, I buy fabrics I like and look for a pattern to use them later. I love scrappy quilts, so it works for me!

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I usually pick the fabric first and then decide which pattern will showcase the fabric the best.

JANET said...

It just depends on what I see first!

Quilting Tangent said...

Fabric! Get what I like. Patterns can be done in all types of fabrics. Love Halloween fabrics. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Kathy said...

Usually Fabric first - then I search for a pattern to match it

Andrea York said...

Both ways! Most of the time it's fabric first!

cjmont said...

most of the time i start with the pattern and pull fabrics after.

lalaluu said...

A little of both. Sometimes the pattern inspires the fabrics and sometimes the fabrics inspire the pattern. I'm always inspired!

anna brown said...

Well that depends on what catches my eye.... patter or fabric...lol i have a few totes of fabric that got my eye but haven't found a patter to use them in yet lol.... happyness04431@yahoo.com,,,,,,

delaineelliott said...

I buy fabric that I like when it is on sale and hoard it until I see a pattern that I would like to make. Then, I raid my hoarded fabric and make the pattern. Thanks!

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Danette Stankovich said...

I usually pick the pattern that I want to sew, then I go search my stash. Although, I have done it the other way around also. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Claire Sutherland said...

I usually buy fabric first and then look for a suitable pattern x
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Joanna said...

I try to use my stash, but often a project calls for something I don't have. I love it when I have a collection, because the fabrics play well together. Fabric is one of the nicest things about the quilting process.

Deal.licious Real Food Debby said...

I don't think it is the same every time, but if there is fabric I just adore, I will go pattern hunting for something to fit it perfectly. Other times, I see a pattern that looks fun and then look for fabric to fit it perfectly. Lately, it has been the first.
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Anne said...

I tend to pick a pattern first then go through my stash!

Barb said...

Oh....I just love your fabrics and I usually start with an idea and then the fabric.

Sandra said...

Definitely the fabric first! I love so many different fabrics and go to the stores just to rub my hand across them! I make crafts most of the time but occasionally I sew something that calls for a pattern.

Nancy said...

It depends. Sometimes I buy fabric I LOVE and decide on a pattern after, and then sometimes I decide on a pattern and then pick fabric I like.

Kristy said...

I do both. Probably more often I have in mind what I will be sewing when I choose the fabric, however, I have plenty of fabric in my stash for those "someday" projects, just because I had to have it. ;) Thanks for the chance!

sisylyn2 said...

I pick the fabric first and then try to find the pattern it will fit.
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Shelley E said...

I usually pick the fabric first then decide what to make!

Diane Beavers said...

Fabric first, it's the cuteness of design /designer that gets me to pick it up at my local quilt shop. Glow in the dark.........how cool!

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Ellee said...

Fabric first for me the majority of the time. Works for me. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Havplenty said...

I pick my fabrics first. I buy what I like then decide on a quilt design for the fabrics.

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cheryl vega said...

Sometimes by the fabric, sometimes by the pattern. Either can inspire me!

Hildy Schwarz said...

I would love to check out glow in the dark fabric. Cool idea!