What if you won free fabric for the rest of your life?

lifeSomething caught my eye in my social media news-feed a while back.  WIN FREE FABRIC FOR LIFE.  What!!! Where?  How?  Really?  I was all over that like ants on sugar.

Turns out that it's not totally unlimited free fabric for ever, but still, this is surely the best sewing giveaway I have ever seen, and so I just had to share it with you.  There are a number of prizes:

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TOP PRIZE – free fabric for life – comprises 52 yards of fabric ever year for the next 20 years.  You receive a gift card each year for you to order 52 yards of fabric a year, equivalent to 1 yard a week, every week for the next 20 years.  Yup, that would keep me pretty happy.  (From Keepsake Quilting.)

FIRST PRIZE – Lyric Sewing Machine from Baby Lock valued at $2,199.  Yes please, that would be very nice too.

SECOND PRIZE –  GO! Big Block on Board Starter Pack from AccuQuilt valued at $1,044.90.  I don't know anything about these machines but it looks cool.

5 x THIRD PRIZE – each winner will receive a fabric bundle from one of these five sponsors: Moda, Clothworks, Quilting Treasures, Henry Glass, Studio e Fabrics. 

What would you do/make?

So imagine for a minute.  Every year for the next 20 years you can place an order for 52 yards of fabric of your choice.  What would you order?  What would you do with it?  Gift it to friends?  Sell it?  Use it all, every single scrap?  Take up a new hobby and maybe create awesome quilts of your dreams?  Use the fabric to make things to sell or give to charity?  Or just store it carefully and admire it every day – until you eventually had to move house because you had such a big fabric stash.  Probably a combination of all of the above.

Depending on how long you live and how fast you sew, winning 1,040 yards of fabric might just be fabric for an entire lifetime.

Here is your chance to win ‘fabric for life'

Head on over to Keepsake Quilting and enter their Fabric for Life Contest here.  Then tell me in the comments, if you won, if all your sewing dreams came true and you had all 1,040 yards of fabric – what would you do with it?  We can all dream…

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Drawing is open until 31st December 2015.  Sadly it's US residents only.  Darn it.


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46 Responses to What if you won free fabric for the rest of your life?

  1. Deece says:

    I would have a lot of fun sewing for my family. But I’ve also always really wanted to sew for others in need directly or use the benefits of my sewing to give to assistance organizations back home or in my current region.

  2. rusthawk says:

    I would quilt with my daughter!

  3. Debbie O in Idaho says:

    I work for Head Start with families that are below poverty level. I would love to be able to teach them sewing. I feel that hand sewing would be a great start since sewing machines are pricey. Winning the fabric would be a great start!
    Thank you for such a great give away!

  4. Jolene Jezeski says:

    I would try to get others interested in sewing!!! I am obsessed with creating. Teaching others and learned from others and having the fabric at no cost would be a great benefit.

  5. gibbspeggy says:

    I would use my fabric to make gifts for World of Charity Stitching. We make quilts and other gifts for seniors and children.

  6. LadyD says:

    I’d love to win the grand prize fabric… no doubt, for me, it would be a lifetime’s worth, and I don’t have a clue what I’d do with it all. No doubt some would be made into clothing The sewing machine is an upgrade from the one I have now… but if space were not a problem, I’d keep both anyway, just because threading the machine is a danged hassle.

  7. Stacey Beasley says:

    I would schedule monthly sit and sews or quilt retreats with my friends. Then they could audition fabrics or “shop” my stash if there was something they needed for their projects. Payment for said “shopping” would be making on quilt square for charity quilts.

  8. Joye says:

    If I won the fabric I would use some but give away a good bit in order not to be overwhelmed. I would use the sewing machine, and the cutter (I’ve been eyeing those because cutting is my least favorite part of quilting.)

  9. Betty Parks says:

    I would love a chance to create some of the ‘quilts in my head’ and give them to my kids and their kids. I would also like to make some things for our vets fundraisers.

  10. Barbara says:

    I would make quilts for my children and grandchildren, my husband, my sisters, and a dear friend. I would love to make Quilts of Valor for our soldiers. And I would love to make some for the hospice that cared for my mother-in-love before she passed away. Then there would still be fabric for the neo-natal intensive care unit at the hospitals nearby. Wouldn’t that all be a dream come true?

  11. Cheryl says:

    I would continue on making quilts for my family and friends – never enough time but I keep on keeping on!!

  12. Kriss says:

    Winning this would be my Nirvana! I would replace drapes throughout my house, reupholster the couch and antique chair waiting in my basement for the right fabric to come along, make new clothes for my daughter to wear to work in NYC, get to work on the list of quilt patterns I’ve been wanting to make, try making a swimsuit, and that’s just for starters. I also have a list of projects I’ve been wanting to make for my kids, nieces, and nephews. Also, my niece is just learning to sew, so she could choose fabrics for projects she wants to tackle. If I won the sewing machine, I would probably give her my current machine. So much Fun!!!

  13. Kristin says:

    I would make all sorts of great charity projects. So much fun!

  14. Julia D says:

    First I would faint and then I would dig out some of my quilt books for ideas.

  15. Liz T says:

    Sew more for charity and include more girls in learning how to sew. The cost of fabric does hold many back from trying new patterns and ideas. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring site!

  16. mindi says:

    Thanks for sharing this great giveaway Deby. Wouldn’t it just be SO much fun to win all that fabric? I would have to share with all the fine quilters in my quiting group. Together we could all make TONS more little dresses, quilts, pillowcases, premie blankets and stuffies to give.

  17. Shelly says:

    I love quilting and donate two quilts a year to be auctioned off during fundraisers. Were I to win, I’d make more, beautiful quilts, to be auctioned off by various womens shelters during their annual fundraisers.

  18. Julia says:

    First I would need an organized place to store it as I think about the possibilities.
    It is overwhelming! Definitely some charity projects and grankid and great-grandkid gifts. Wow

  19. Sharon Harmon says:

    First I might faint, win fabric for ever,WOW, Than as someone else said I would get prints that I`ve kind of stay away from. Some that I not would not feel bad about cutting up. WOW what fun!

  20. barb macaskill says:

    I would make clothes for my granddaughter, quilts for everyone I know and curtains for my whole house to start and then, who knows? The possibilities are endless with this much fabric at my fingertips!!!

  21. Rush Wilson says:

    I feel overwhelmed just thinking about it – handbags, quilts, clothes for my grandchildren, wall hangings, and sew on and sew on.

  22. Clarice W says:

    I already belong to two groups that sew for charity, and would contribute any winnings to those groups. I sew for children ( clothing) , and quilts, totes, bibs, cancer caps,and other things. Plus I like to give handmade gifts to friends, and family

  23. Erin says:

    I don’t know what I’d do! For sure I would try my hand at sewing items for around the house, as well as dress-up outfits for my toddler!

  24. Karen J says:

    Definitely charity sewing. What a wonderful gift that would be to sew many people. And maybe a few gifts for family.

  25. Ruth Sunday says:

    It would drive DH slightly nuts…I have a huge stash, so obviously I enjoy the fabric even if I don’t cut it up and make something from it right away. Sometimes, it is just fun to peruse the collection and pet the goodies. But having something new come in on a regular basis would surely help keep my collection updated and more interesting. Most of what I make is donated as we have a very very small family and live in a warm climate. So there is a constant need and ability to experiment with new things.

    • Hahah I know what you mean. My husband wouldn’t be overjoyed if I was the lucky winner. He already wonders why I need to buy fabric I don’t have an exact plan for. I tell him that it is just like his collection of nails and screws, when the need arises, you have to have the right one on hand. The same applies to fabric.

  26. Virginia says:

    I would have to sit back and evaluate, as if I had won a lottery, which it would be just like that.

  27. I sew for Sew Powerful (making bags for hygiene products so girls in Zambia can stay in school) and for local nursing homes (walker and wheel chair bags). Winning all of that fabric would help me do even more of that…and share fabric with friends who make these items also. A new sewing machine? Well, I could donate one of mine to my church for our sewing group and put this one in its place.

  28. craft says:

    I love to sew and this contest is just perfect for fans like me. 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  29. betterthanasister says:

    I have no idea what I would do with the fabric. I just inherited about 400 yards of fabric (my mom’s best friend passed away), and am having trouble integrating it into my sewing/craft room. With my “inherited” fabric, I plan to teach sewing classes to the next generation. If I won fabric (that I got to choose), I would probably choose fabrics to redecorate with, and/or to make quilts for sick children.

  30. enessgt says:

    Thank you for posting this contest! If I were to win……I’d have a fabric party about every 6 months so my friends could come over to touch and look at all the cool fabric. Then, I’d probably share some of it with them so they could also make beautiful items! That is, after they were forced to look at what I made with my favorites.

  31. Andrea says:

    I would try to find the fabrics from my grandmothers quilts for some patch work to refreshen hers. And of course make tons of new ones.

  32. Nancy says:

    If I won I would make quits for newborn and children that are very sick and have to be medicated out of our town and can’t forget our seniors or our military vets that are sick I love to sew……..have fun sewing…….

  33. Nickie Huennekens says:

    I am no great quilter, but I know a lot of awesome vets and pet rescues that would love to have a cage liner for animals to take home.

  34. Sheree Cox-Gregory says:

    I think I would start by making quilts for cancer patients, and i would contact a local hospital and make blankets and quilts for the patients that require lengthier stays away from home. I would make pjs and pillowcases for children in foster care, and i would make quilts for families that are involved in domestic violence. I know there is so much more but this is all I can think of right now. All of these mentioned hold important places in my heart. Oh and I would make beds for homeless animals too. This is what I would begin to do with the fabrics, I’m a newbie to sewing and i hope to get better if my aspirations could come to fruition, I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!! Thank you, Deby, for your tutorials!! I’m learning so much from you!!!!

  35. Marsha Law says:

    I would have no idea what to do with the fabric, but I am sure I would stalk the mailman and UPS dude every day for 20 years.

  36. Courtney says:

    If I won I think I would get a little brave and order prints I wouldnt normally go for seeing as I am normally drawn to simple and functional fabrics.

  37. jojomatt says:

    Wow, fabric for twenty years. I don’t even know where to start. Quilts for every grandchild. That will be a start.

  38. Jeannie says:

    I would sew all the things! lol I know for sure that charity sewing would be involved, as well as gift making. =)

  39. Diane Cullum says:

    Oh Wow! I would do some of all of the things you mentioned but I for sure wouldn’t be as afraid to use or cut into the “good stuff” or the “favorite print”. This would be so amazing!

  40. Cindy S. says:

    I think I would try to pay much of it forward in service projects; maybe preemie gowns or walker bags? If I won the sewing machine, I’d be in sewing heaven!

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