It's amazing the wonderful people you meet online, and I think sewing people are the best people. Is it our creativity? Our shared love for color and fabric? The way we share all the tips and tricks we learn with each other? All of the above and more. So when I started chatting online with Jackie at CV Quiltworks we talked a little about making fabric bundles and she invited me to make up a Blogger Bundle for her with 10 fabrics of my choice from CV Quiltworks.
I was delighted! Then doubt set in. How was I going to do that? There are SO many wonderful fabrics in her store from top designers and manufacturers, how could I narrow it down to 10, and how could I put together a bundle online without being able to see the fabric. How could I compare to the great fabric bundles already on the site? I've made some bad fabric choices when buying online ( I didn't notice it said glitter when I ordered it) so I was nervous of making a right mess with my Blogger Bundle and looking like I was crazy or entirely color blind.
Then I had a bright idea about how I could compare all the fabrics together, add and remove fabrics, see what worked together as a package and what was a glaring error. I'd like to share that process with you and hopefully it will give you some tips on how you can successfully buy fabric online and put together fabrics that are a good match.
Tips for buying fabric online
Of course I couldn't leave it there, so even after I finished the video I changed it up all over again, added more fabrics to my short list and kept mixing and matching. It was addictive!
So this is my final bundle selection – I wanted something that represented where I live and what I love, so here is my Cayman Islands inspired fabric bundle showing my love of the sea and diving on the coral reefs that surround the island, with a little dash of Caribbean sunsets.
And here is how they look together in real life.
Obviously everyone chooses fabric differently and with a different eye, or theme or palette, but I hope you like my choices because one lucky So Sew Easy reader is actually going to win the bundle I had so much fun putting together.
Enter for a chance to win this bundle
Entry is easy, simply follow the instructions in the widget below for your entries. Even if you don't use the social media options, there are still other entries available for everyone. Can't see the entry form in your browser? Then you can find it HERE too.
This contest is open worldwide, the fabric bundle can be shipped internationally. Closing date 31st August.
You can also buy this bundle, there are just a few left at CV Quiltworks.
Do drop over and check out Jackie's blog too. If you are into quilting, you'll love to read about her classes, enter some more of the regular giveaways and read all about life at CV Quiltworks. She is one very accomplished lady – quilter for 21 years, longarm quilter for 14 years, in business for 14 years, fabric shop for 5+ years, designer for several quilt Magazines, a National Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, and a quilting podcaster.
Thanks for giving me this chance to play around with fabric Jackie!
Authored by: Deby at So Sew Easy