Blog hop! Find YOUR flair for fabric (+ fabric giveaways!)

Quilt Market, Houston, Texas, October 2012. A group of Henry Glass fabric designers gather for a special dinner before saying their good-byes. But the table talk has nothing to do with the show. Instead, everyone’s talking about Hurricane Sandy.

A Flair for Fabric designersEveryone at the table is worried about friends and family along the East Coast, wondering if they might suffer hardships from the storm. Martingale author Linda Lum DeBono came to the dinner to talk to the designers about putting a book together. When she shared her idea, it quickly spurred another: create a book about what every person at that table loved—fabric—and donate the resulting royalties to the Red Cross, in tribute to those who suffered through the storm.

The dream those designers aspired to that night has come to fruition in their new book, A Flair for Fabric. And we’re celebrating their accomplishment with an extraordinary blog hop!

A Flair for Fabric blog hop

In A Flair for Fabric, you’ll get tested tips on how to mix fabrics from some of the best in the business, and you’ll learn what inspires their fabric lines. Along with 14 beautiful projects, you’ll also enjoy five full-page tutorials with real-life solutions for blending fabrics from your unique stash. Want to learn how to take your red and green fabrics beyond a Christmas palette? How about tips for giving sparkle to a quilt made of medium-sized, mid-tone prints? Get ready: your flair for fabric is about to reach new heights!

Here’s one of the many tips from the book that you can use again and again—this one’s from Kim Diehl:

Quick quilting tip from Kim Diehl

Take a peek at the projects from A Flair for Fabric below. But first…

FABRIC GIVEAWAY ALERT! Our friends at Henry Glass are providing free fabric bundles to give away at most every stop on the A Flair for Fabric blog hop—there are 15 chances to win!

Vintage Farmhouse fabric by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass

Learn how you can win one of these gorgeous bundles of fat eighths from Kim Diehl’s “Vintage Farmhouse” fabric line plus a copy of A Flair for Fabric at the bottom of this post.

From A Flair for Fabric
“Delightful” by Jacquelynne Steves and “Funky Flowers” by Heather Mulder Peterson

From A Flair for Fabric
“Blueberries and Bananas Place Mats” by Vicki Oehlke and “Close to My Heart” by Linda Lum DeBono

From A Flair for Fabric
“Days Gone By” by Little Quilts and “Breezy” by Jill Finley

From A Flair for Fabric
“Garden Bramble” by Kim Diehl and “Posy Pot Heat Bag” by Anni Downs

From A Flair for Fabric
“Starburst Maple Delight” by Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn and “Line Upon Line” by Amy Hamberlin

From A Flair for Fabric
“Caboodle Quilting Caddy” by Leanne Anderson and “Where Flowers Blossom” by Liz Hawkins and Beth Hawkins of Lizzie B Cre8ive

From A Flair for Fabric
“Picnic Basket Table Topper” by Margot Languedoc and “Peppermint Twist Christmas Pillow” by Dana Brooks

A Flair for FabricReady for a fresh fabric education from A Flair for Fabric? Pick up the book at your local quilt shop or at

Print book: $24.99
eBook: $16.99

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How do you mix fabrics for quilts: use a tried-and-true formula, use a trial-and-error approach, or throw caution to the wind? Tell us in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of two fabric bundles from our friends at Henry Glass plus a copy of the A Flair for Fabric eBook. We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Follow along for more chances to win Henry Glass fabric and A Flair for Fabric during the blog hop:

Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson
Friday, November 21:
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt at the Sewing Cabinet
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl at the Sewing Cabinet
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin
Monday, December 1: Margot Languedoc
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are Pamela and Karen.

Pamela says: “I find a fabric in colors I like or with a theme I’m working on and then hunt for what goes with it. I had no idea there might be a ‘formula.’ I usually start with a print that is calling me and then mix and match from there.”

Karen says: “I don’t have a particular method. I just pick what I like. I have several fat quarter collections, but I often pull some out and use them with other fabrics.

We’ll email you both about your prizes. Congratulations!


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