Try primitive projects for homespun, heartwarming style (+ giveaway!)

Wool

Easy, casual, full of character and charm: that’s primitive style.

With cozy wools in muted hues—plus a touch of crisp cottons—it’s a style that instantly warms a room.

When you sprinkle your spaces with primitive projects made by your hand, something magical happens: a feeling of rest and relaxation fills your home.
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Primitive StyleHow does that magic happen? Jenifer Gaston, author of the new release Primitive Style, knows the secret. It’s because primitive projects have a wonderful way of capturing your personality in your stitches—not perfect, just perfectly you.

As you create primitive pouches, runners, quilts, and more in Primitive Style, you’ll discover how to dye, texturize, patch, and otherwise “rough up” your projects to achieve an authentic folk art look. Jenifer’s tips are easy, flexible, and best of all, fun!

Primitive Quilts and Projects magazineAnd if you’ve never tried stitching primitive projects before, who better to introduce you than the co-owner of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine? Jenifer owns it with her two sisters.

We’re excited to have Jenifer here as a guest writer to tell us more about Primitive Style—and how it’s chock-full of gifts to make for Christmas. (Yes, this Christmas!) Welcome, Jenifer!


Jenifer GastonAs I was eagerly awaiting my first box of Primitive Style books to arrive at my home, I was thinking about the possibility of having time to make some gifts this year. It’s been awfully busy all these past years owning a shop at Christmas time, and I haven’t made many gifts. This year may be different!

If you’ve been waiting for Primitive Style to show up in your mailbox or at your local shop, you’ll be very happy to see there are several projects you can complete in time for gift giving this year. One of my favorites is the sweet Close at Hand pincushion.
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Close at Hand pincushion

This little pincushion is so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to sew one for all your stitching buddies and one for yourself too! I have a group of lady friends that come to my sewing studio every week. We’ll be getting together in a week or so, so that will be my plan. A pincushion and a copy of Primitive Style for each one!

The next project that comes to mind for gift giving is the Resting Place pillow.
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Resting Place pillow

The colors are soft and dreamy, it goes together quickly, and you can make it in any color to match your gift recipient’s home!

Another quick gift idea is the Woolly Bird sewing pouch.
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Woolly Bird sewing pouch

This is a really fun project. I enjoyed every minute of making this one, and I’ve been shying away from making anything with a zipper since home economics class 35+ years ago! With my simple zipper technique it’s practically foolproof to add one here. This project would be nice for stitching supplies, but you could also use it as a cosmetics bag. Or, fill it with coloring supplies for a child—the possibilities are endless!

If you’re like me, you can’t have enough notebooks. I love them. I use composition notebooks for everything, even as a checkbook register. This one is called the Cozy Home journal cover.
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Cozy Home journal cover

It goes together so easily, you could make several to have on hand for gifts. It would be fun to mix things up by using some of the other motifs in Primitive Style for the embellishments.

I hope this helps with your gift giving, and I hope you enjoy Primitive Style: Folk-Art Quilts and Other Finery. Have a wonderful homespun Christmas!


Thanks for sharing your gift ideas with us, Jenifer!

What’s your stash’s cotton-to-wool quotient? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of Primitive Style! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Can’t wait to start stitching? Purchase a copy of Primitive Style today and instantly download the eBook for free.

Comments are closed for this post.

Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Denny, who says:

“Cottons 95%. Wools 5%. Love all of it!!”

Denny, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


194 Comments

  • well my cotton to wool stats are very sad I have only just started to build a wee bit of a wool stash sew it would be 9.5 to .5 I just have to get going on that
    in stitches

    —Annette Schultz on December 18, 2015
  • What awesome projects! thanks for highlighting this book! My cotton stash is much, much bigger than my wool stash, but I do have a wool stash. Love to find wool in thrift shops for my friend Brenda who over-dyes it into wonderful colors! Merry Christmas!

    —Becky in Georgia on December 18, 2015
  • About 90% cotton and 10% wool, but I love my wool!

    —jackie on December 18, 2015
  • Cottons 95%. Wools 5%. Love all of it!!

    Denny on December 18, 2015
  • I just recently finished a Bertie’s Birds wall hanging – my first try at this – quite enjoyable, so my ratio is quite small at this point. Delightful projects!

    —Margaret Terry on December 18, 2015
  • really like the primitive look- only have about 5% wool in my stash

    —Karen H on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton stash is far larger than my wool collection but right now I am having such a great time working will wool my cotton is getting neglected. I like working with wool the best as it is so forgiving when piecing. I love doing my own dyeing too. I would love a chance to win that book. Thanks

    —Patricia D. Roberts on December 18, 2015
  • Love wool applique.

    —Betsy Arabucki on December 18, 2015
  • Cotton to wool–about100:1, but I very much enjoy working with wool.

    —Jo Anne on December 18, 2015
  • My wool to fabric quotient is about 2% to 98%. I like to do wool appliqué, but I usually buy what I need and use it all up… one project at a time.

    —Iaci Flanders on December 18, 2015
  • I haven’t started using wool, but I love the look and plan to get started really soon. During the winter, I would rather be sitting in my recliner, than sitting at my sewing machine, so some hand sewing is just what I need 🙂

    —Jennifer on December 18, 2015
  • The only wool I have in my stash are tailor’s suiting samples, which I’m using in an Australian Tailor’s quilt. The rest is cotton.

    Laura B on December 18, 2015
  • I have a small collection of wools, but my cotton-to-wool quotient is definitely 90:10 –would love to win Primitive Style, love her magazine and all primitive projects. :o)

    —Melanie on December 18, 2015
  • 0
    As in Black Sheep, Black Sheep,
    Have you any wool?

    Nope. Nada. Zilch. Nothing. Not a crumb….

    —NancyB from Many LA on December 18, 2015
  • My stash consists of 100% cotton, 0% wool.

    —B J Kinney on December 18, 2015
  • The wool percentage is slowly growing, but it’s still only about 5% of my stash. I want to learn how to dye my own wool fabrics, but that may be too messy for my small space.

    —Kevin B. on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton stash is much larger than my wool stash. I am just beginning to collect wool and hope to soon have a good assortment of colors, textures, and sizes. There are so many things I want to make with wool and the book "Primitive Style-Folk-Art Quilts & Other Finery" just adds additional projects that I would love to create.

    —Nancy Blankenship on December 18, 2015
  • I’ve found some gorgeous wool in the past couple of years to accompany some old wool clothes that I saved. But still my ratio is heavy on the cotton side, probably 10:1…just guessing.
    Jen’s new book looks wonderful. Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

    Loris Mills on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton to wool stash percentage is probably 90% to 10%. Jenifer’s book looks inspiring!

    —Maureen Haynes on December 18, 2015
  • I have very little wool, but I have used some to make needle cases as Christmas presents. So easy to work with, and there is so much embellishing that you can do with embroidery!

    —Margart on December 18, 2015
  • I’m a 100% cotton girl….so far! I love the Primitive Projects and wouldn’t this be a great New Year’s resolution to try something new like beautiful wool. Enjoy the season and all the possibilities before you.

    —cheryl murphy on December 18, 2015
  • Cotton to wool stash…yards and yards to zilch. I have always wanted to make a project in wool. Might start in 2016. Love this book!!!

    —Wendy on December 18, 2015
  • My quilting group made primitive quilts for the veterans and gave them their quilts on Veteran’s Day. We were tickled to see their delighted faces!

    —Karen on December 18, 2015
  • After inheriting some furniture from my grandmother, my love for primitive things has grown. Even my husband has joined in the love for all things primitive. My wool collection started about 1 year ago. I have purchased the wool applique books and the magazine. I would love to win her new book. The ratio of cotton to wool in my stash is 75%cotton to 25%wool.

    —Rebecca H. on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is all cotton. i do dye wool with natural vegetable dyes as yarn but not as cloth yet. I love the look the book’s ideas suggest in my mind. Good job, Jenifer.

    Carolyn White on December 18, 2015
  • Can’t wait to get this book!! Love her stuff.

    —Carolyn carl on December 18, 2015
  • Can’t wait to get this book!! Love her stuff. She owns one of my favorite shops to visit. Can’t wait to make something soon.

    —Carolyn carl on December 18, 2015
  • What a cute book.

    —Denise Clason on December 18, 2015
  • I am happy to say that my wool stash is slowly building, but the cotton side wins hands down.

    —Gloria on December 18, 2015
  • I love wool appliqué on cotton and I have lots of wool. I have been collecting it for years. Most is from recycled clothes. This book would be a great addition to my library. Thanks for the giveaway!

    —Susan Griffith on December 18, 2015
  • My stash’s cotton to wool quotient is very heavy on the cotton side. The projects that Jenny has shown from her book look fun and quick to make.

    —Judy on December 18, 2015
  • My stash doesn’t include wool, because I live in the desert southwest. But these beautiful projects could also be done I a soft cotton, or Andover textured cotton. I love the styles.

    —Jennie on December 18, 2015
  • I’m sad to say I have very little wool. These projects look awesome. I will definitely have to start collecting more wool.

    —Cindy Schultz on December 18, 2015
  • The only wool that I have is in the form of yarn, so my fabric stash is all cotton or cotton mixes. After seeing this, I think some wool needs to be added to the mix! Thanks for the great chance at winning this beautiful book.

    —Lee Smith on December 18, 2015
  • I am a new quilter, so my stash isn’t that big. It is all cotton, no wool. I really do not know enough about working with wool to try it, but the designs look simply enough. I might be tempted to branch out. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on December 18, 2015
  • I have about twice as much quilting cotton as wool, but I have to say my wool stash is quickly closing in! I have recently begun hooking rugs but would love to learn how to combine both fabrics in my other projects. I adore primitive!

    —Linda B on December 18, 2015
  • My stash would be 95% cotton and 5% wool.

    —Sharon Decker on December 18, 2015
  • 99.9% cotton! Have you any wool? 😉

    —AprilJ on December 18, 2015
  • I do not have any wool in my stash. It makes me itch if I wear it so I have never purchased any. After seeing this I may have to get some.

    —Barbara on December 18, 2015
  • I so far have done mostly wool on wool. Would love to do bigger projects, though and would prefer cotton for the background. Would love to win this book as I love primitive.

    Elaine on December 18, 2015
  • I’ve just gotten into working with wool, so my stash is quite minimal. This looks like an awesome book – would love to do some of the projects.

    —Terri on December 18, 2015
  • I have 0% wool and 100% cotton but plan to change that soon! There are such cute simple projects to make.

    Denese Miller on December 18, 2015
  • My stash only includes a few wools. I haven’t sewn much wool since college and that was a long time ago. I have mostly cottons and knits. I like the primitive look, but haven’t found the time to do a project…..yet.

    —Kathy on December 18, 2015
  • I have way more cotton fabric in my stash but I have quite a few wool kits and BOM’s waiting to be worked on.

    —Denise Cabral on December 18, 2015
  • I would have to say 80% cotton…20% wool. I love wool, I just usually tend to buy that in kit form and needless to say – I need to go shopping in my closet to start my next wool project. Love the primitive, simple ideas in this book.

    —Patty on December 18, 2015
  • Such a natural fiber and I have zero wool in my stash:( A quilting friend purchased some at recent show in the area and I’m intrigued by it’s beauty.

    —Diane in VA on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is 99% cotton and 1% wool. This is an increase over the past three years, as this is the window when I first started to buy wool. My cotton stash has ben building for over 35 years.

    —Suzanne on December 18, 2015
  • I love Jenny’s work and her patterns. And, I love primitive, so I would be so happy to win her book. Thanks for the opportunity.

    —Sue Smith on December 18, 2015
  • Cotton:wool quotion. 100/0—I think the primitive projects are adorable. But as a former Wisconsinite, & full-time Floridian–don’t lead me down that dark path. LOL.

    —Mary Bondra on December 18, 2015
  • I do not have as much wool as cotton, but I LOVE what I have and really enjoy making little projects with it. Thank you for this great opportunity! This book is a must have for sure!

    —Barbara Dahl on December 18, 2015
  • I own a lot of homespun and a huge box of wool for primitive projects. I am anxious to have this new book. Dying to try the projects.

    Sylvia Jacobus on December 18, 2015
  • My wool "stash" is about non-existing as I only buy it for certain things and then I use it up as best I can. I am not as comfortable or go-to with wools/homespuns.

    —Tonie Peterson on December 18, 2015
  • I do love wool but I seem to have much more cotton than wool. Love them both.

    —Arliene Zeigler on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 99% -1% cotton to wool but "Primitive Style" is changing my mind. I love the style so can’t understand why I haven’t made more of it.

    —Barbara Duval on December 18, 2015
  • Would love to win a copy. So cute!

    —Nancy Magee on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 99% -1& cotton to wool. but "Primitive Style" is changing my mind. I love the style so can’t understand why I haven’t made more of it

    —Barbara Duval on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton to wool percent is probably 60/40 if I include unspun raw wool.

    —Beth Caldwell on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 99% -1% Cotton to wool, nut looking at "Primitive Style" is changing my mind. I love the style so can’t figure out why I haven’t made more of it.

    —Barbara Duval on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 90% cotton and 10% other including wool and silks….love the close to Hand pincushion – very nice!!

    —Allison CB on December 18, 2015
  • I only have a few wool scraps but a fairly good stash of homespuns. I am loving the sneak peek of ‘Primitive Style’ and I think I need to stock up on Wools!

    —Karlene White on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton to wool ratio has changed recently (just bought a stash of wool) so now it’s about 70% cotton & 30% wool. So excited to start the wool projects!

    —Meo McIntyre on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 75% cotton and 25% wool.

    —Lin on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is very minimal. I have just found your site and it looks great, so I signed up for your newsletter. The magazine is next. I think I have about 5 or 6 threads and a coupe of very small project kits. I am thinking over Christmas holidays I will get these done.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!!

    —Barbara McDonald on December 18, 2015
  • I have 99.5% cotton to .5% wool but I really like wool projects. I have several waiting to make and I really made a nice picture last year for Christmas. I live in California and finding wool isn’t easy but I would love to start making more primitive projects because that is definitely a style I really like.

    —Barbara on December 18, 2015
  • Oh my wool, cottons rule but I have a small amount of wool pieces just waiting to go into some creation…..this book would be wonderful. Oh don’t I wish I had all those wool pencil skirts from Jr. High and High School- they were such beautiful pieces including plaids, tweeds and solids…..-

    —Betty on December 18, 2015
  • I have no wool stash. I love to see the primitive patterns and use some of my cotton stash for a primitive pattern. Would love a chance to win the book.

    —Sharon B on December 18, 2015
  • Cotton seems to be the winner in my stash but wool will be catching up as I love working with it. "Primitive" is so precious and finding it is becoming my first love.

    —Tanya on December 18, 2015
  • I don’t have a wool stash at this time, but am planning to start working with it as I love the homey, folksy, warm feeling it gives to a home. I am an accomplished sewist, quilter and artist and this is somethimg I want to add to my work.

    Gladys Bacon-Rust on December 18, 2015
  • About 99% cotton, 1%wool. I have only did one small project with wool, but it was such fun. I am looking forward to my next project.

    —Catherine Cook on December 18, 2015
  • 99.9% cotton and .1% wool. Yet I grew up in a town in WV that had a woolen mill right there, Of course, it closed many, many yrs. ago.

    —Diana Salmon on December 18, 2015
  • Probably 95% Cotton & 5% wool but I’m working on my wool stash. Love wool appliqué and can’t wait to start my next project. 🙂

    —Lisa D on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is all cotton. right now, but I may have to start adding some wool to it. The projects in "Primitive Style" look so nice. I would love to get started working with wools and would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity,

    —Leah on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is heavy on the cotton side but I think the wool is starting to catch up. I am a subscriber to Primitive Quilts and have fallen in love with working with wool. The book would be fabulous to get new ideas to use the mounting stash of wool. I have made several quilts from their books using cotton with wool applique and they are gorgeous.

    —connie b on December 18, 2015
  • Maybe fabric 75% wool 50%. Need to expand wool to different colors!!!!
    Want to make notebook covers for granddaughters but haven’t yet–birthdays maybe!!

    —Janet on December 18, 2015
  • Sadly the ratio is 0%, I need a trip to Field to Fabric!

    —OkieMags on December 18, 2015
  • I have about 10% wool to 90% cotton. I have been doing more wool projects and I love them.

    —Susan on December 18, 2015
  • Probably 1% wool. Mostly a cotton quilter. I would love this book for our guild library. Such cute projects.

    —Elizabeth Teerlink on December 18, 2015
  • My wool stash is less than half my cotton stash but definitely growing! I love Jeni’s magazine and know I will love her book as well.

    —Debbie Miller on December 18, 2015
  • Cotton is most prevalent in my stash, but I do have a nice supply of wool!

    —Pat on December 18, 2015
  • I have a little bit of wool as I love to hand stitch wool projects. This book looks great – time for me to make more wool projects!

    —Karen M on December 18, 2015
  • I’m about 70 cotton and 30 wool. And I LOVE combining the two in handwork projects! Lately I’m getting into Sue Spargo embroidery techniques…

    —Susan White on December 18, 2015
  • My wool supply is almost taking over. My husbands old wool suits, his moth-eaten wool army officer shirt, my dad’s winter coat of 1935, my high school tweed coat, trimmed in velvet, and the fabulous find from the Library Thrift Store of several moth eaten wool jackets and pants. I’m taking caution, making sure there are no moth larva in the batch, and now I have to wait until AFTER Christmas to get started. OH, HO-HO-HO anyway. Thanks for the chance to (maybe) win.

    —Elizabeth Schnelle on December 18, 2015
  • Right now only cottons, and some random blends from 1970’s in high school! I’m scouring thrift shops for woolens to felt, but it seems we crafty folk have caught on how wonderful those old woolens can be, and they are few and far between! I guess I have to bit the bullet and pay for yardage… There’s a lovely lady in England who does a blog and emagazine "Bustle and Sew", who makes softies from recycled woolens. Sigh!

    —Sharon Schipper on December 18, 2015
  • I have been collecting hand-dyed wools and also felting wool garments from thrift shops to expand my stash of wools. It doesn’t compare to my cotton stash, though. I love working with wool, so forgiving, and especially like the cozy feel of working with wool in the winter months. Love the quick but attractive projects you have featured from this book!

    —Gale in Edmonds on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is very small but steadily growing. I also go around thrift shops and buy 100 % wool skirts and felt it myself as wool is very expensive to buy here. I would love to own this great book!

    Martina on December 18, 2015
  • Being a rug hooker my stash is 80 /20 wool to cottons so I am set to get into wool applique. I would love your book and especially like that if you buy the book you also get the ebook! Will be watching my email eagerly!

    —Mary on December 18, 2015
  • I have about 40% wool in my stash. I inherited a bundle of lovely wool fabrics from a friend and am always looking for creative ways to use them . X
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

    —Claire Ross on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is all cotton and have no wool at all. Would love to get some wool and try my hand at doing a little wall quilt in wool.

    —Karen on December 18, 2015
  • Currently my only wool is a lovely collection of hand-dyed wool felt, just waiting for a project. So probably cotton: 99.8, wool: 0.2

    —Sally on December 18, 2015
  • I have much more cotton fabric than wool because I have been collecting it for over 50 years, and until recently I only used wool for garment sewing. I have not made those kinds of garments in a long time. I do like to use these new wools in primitive projects. My ratio would be about 99% cotton and 1% wool.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on December 18, 2015
  • I’m not sure the amount of wool in my stash is even at 1%, although I do like working with it. I fully intend to do more hand stitching with wool or wool felt this coming year.

    —Sandy W. on December 18, 2015
  • I have waaaay more cotton than wool. Love this new book! I may need to go wool shopping.

    —Katherine on December 18, 2015
  • The projects in this book look amazing! I really love primitive and just getting started with working with wool. I would say my stash is 99% cotton and 1% wool…I really need to work on that!

    —Angelia L. on December 18, 2015
  • I started out quilting and doll making so cotton makes up most of my stash. But wool is quickly catching up as I discover more and more great primitive projects using it.

    —Nancy D on December 18, 2015
  • I have very little wool, but if I get this book I will be definitely getting more! Thank you for the great ideas.

    —Tina on December 18, 2015
  • My wool stash consists mainly of used clothing and sweaters that I have, or intend to, felt… waiting for the perfect project. Looks like "Primitive Style: Folk-Art Quilts and Other Finery" would provide all the inspiration I need! I have been a quilter for many years, so my cotton stash is significantly larger… and getting dated! Colors and designs change with cotton yardage, but wool is CLASSIC… another great reason to build my wool stash!

    —Gina M on December 18, 2015
  • I just bought a purple/grey tweed wool skirt, so tipped the balance in my stash just a little today. I now have 2 red wool skirts, a green wool jacket, a brown tweed skirt, and the new purple skirt. The wools are definitely calling me from my work room, but they’ll have to wait until after Christmas. Merry Christmas, everyone at Martingale – I love your site, ideas, tools and wonderful authors.

    Gail G on December 18, 2015
  • very little wool -less than a half of 1% – but I have started working with felted recycled sweaters and am really enjoying it, so see more in the future. I like the portability of it.

    —Regina on December 18, 2015
  • I only have Cotton fabric as I have never found a "Primitive Style" quilt pattern I liked, Now that could change.

    —ELIZAJANEcan't afford on December 18, 2015
  • 75% cotton 25% wool always have been a primitive gal in home décor quilting and stitching and the way I purchase fabric thanks for the chance to win

    debra kinkade on December 18, 2015
  • Oh dear! It’s 99 to 1, cotton to wool! But I have been scoping out wool sources, including my sweater drawer, and it’s high on my list for 2016 to get that fixed 😀

    —Lizzie on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is cotton but these look fun.

    —Joan on December 18, 2015
  • After my Dad’s passing two years ago I found that he had kept some of his vintage wool shirts (30’s to 60’s era.)
    Bits of those wool shirts have become teddy bears, part of quilts. The pockets are especially dear. Every Greatgrand child will receive a teddy bear, quilt or some such item with a pocket for the great-grandchild to store a precious agate they found with my Dad. Or maybe it’ll be a place to put a note to him in, especially since those pockets were close to his heart. This book would certainly give me many more ideas as I continue to create family keepsakes from "Dad."

    My "stash rule" is that I can only buy more fabric when I have used up an equal amount in a completed project. That just about kills me! But for me it keeps me in line purchase-wise and in my fabric organization. And motivates project completion!

    Right now my cotton to wool quotient is nearly 50/50, thanks to Dad. How he would’ve laughed knowing he had introduced me to another fantastic and tempting fabric ! He always was one for creating a bit of mischief!

    —Lena on December 18, 2015
  • I know Jenifer personally and there couldn’t be a sweeter or better author of a book of primitive projects. My style is scrappy, so I have tons and tons of cotton–enough to open a shop, probably. Ha! I have both cotton and wool from Jenifer’s former shop, too. I’d say my quotient is 90/10. 90% cottons with enough wool for applique or rug hooking. I even have a hand dying kit from a long ago class from Jeni! I forgot about that! I love fabric!

    —Karen on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is 99% cotton , but I left some room for these beautiful wools!

    —Claire on December 18, 2015
  • I would have to say that my stash is about 99% cotton and 5% wool. Have tried a few wool projects, and am open to making more.

    —Nancy N on December 18, 2015
  • Sadly, I have almost no wool! I have heard of quilters finding wool clothing at thrift stores and felting it themselves; in the south where I live there IS no woolen clothing…

    —Elizabeth McDonald on December 18, 2015
  • I am 80% cotton and 20% wool! thanks!

    —Lee on December 18, 2015
  • I have mostly cotton. I have recently discovered the joy of using wool for applique. I am slowly adding to my collection.

    —Sherill V on December 18, 2015
  • I’d guess 99% cotton but I have made several primitive look projects and adore the results.

    —Tami on December 18, 2015
  • No wool at all. Just saw a lovely wool wall hanging at our quilters’ meeting. Would love to work with wool.

    —Bernice Restivo on December 18, 2015
  • Probably about 98% cotton and 2% wool (although I have picked up some wool skirts at the thrift shop for future wool projects.) Would like to make an old fashion brick pattern wool throw with feather stitching around the blocks!

    —Barb Kaup on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is all cotton but seeing these projects l want to add wool’s to my stash and would love to make many of these projects.

    —Anne on December 18, 2015
  • I love the homespuns and the Primitive patterns. I look for homespuns in every shop I visit but there aren’t too many around. I am allergic to wool so I usually try to substitute flannel.

    —Barb R. on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 80% cotton and about 20% fleece – but I’d love to have a reason to branch out!

    —Karen on December 18, 2015
  • What an easy question.

    My stash’s wool content is 0.

    The only thing I own that is "wool" are the merino hiking socks.

    I love the look of the projects in this book. Very comfortable and home-y.

    B from Canada

    —B from Canada on December 18, 2015
  • my cotton to wool stash os about 75% to 25%

    —Katherine Schaffer on December 18, 2015
  • I have lofty intentions of attempting wool applique….but sadly I just collect wool (small amounts) so my ratio is 98:1 cotton:wool. but I hope to change that ratio at some point, thanks for the giveaway

    —Marybeth on December 18, 2015
  • I have both a cotton and wool stash!
    I think I have an equal amount of both!
    Thanks!

    —Joan on December 18, 2015
  • Lots more cotton than wool but I’m starting to collect it for little projects.

    —Joyce Jose on December 18, 2015
  • I only have a small amount of wool, but I sure love the primitive look.Thanks!

    —Joanne on December 18, 2015
  • I have a lifetime supply of cotton fabric and enough wool for two lifetimes! 🙂

    —Nell on December 18, 2015
  • Mostly cotton. 99.99-.01%

    —Margaret on December 18, 2015
  • My cotton quotient is 85% and wool 15%. My friends save much more cotton for me than wool and I do projects for everyone with the stash. I love working with wool and have begun accumulating more recently. The book and projects look great and thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas! 🙂

    —Lynn on December 18, 2015
  • I don’t have a wool stash at all! I am hoping that this year I can start with one and try these beautiful projects. I think this would be much easier with my arthritic hands to sew that cross-stitch or other things. Thanks for the inspiration!

    —Helen G. on December 18, 2015
  • about 100 per cent cotton!

    —Lorna Rocha on December 18, 2015
  • I love cotton and have not done any projects beside clothes in wool. In the south wool is hard to even purchase.

    —Linda Christianson on December 18, 2015
  • I have never worked with the wool. I love Primitive Style. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Renea on December 18, 2015
  • about 100 percent cotton! would like to get some wool though!

    —Lorna Rocha on December 18, 2015
  • As I have just begun to dive into the wonderful world of wools, my wool stash is minuscule compared to my cottons.

    —Marie on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is mostly cotton, probly a 90/10 ratio

    —Emily C on December 18, 2015
  • Cool, or should I say warm for wool.

    —Vin M on December 18, 2015
  • I think my wool stash is about 10% of my total fabrics. It’s overflowing the big bin it’s in though, and I need to add another bin and start organizing–my New Years resolution!

    —Karen in Breezy Point on December 18, 2015
  • Much more cotton than wool, though that is beginning to change. Love the look of the two fibers together.

    —Mona on December 18, 2015
  • I have about 2% wool, but then I have a LOT of cotton….getting more wool and currently have 2 projects in wool going.

    —Rosalie on December 18, 2015
  • I have way more cotton than wool but I am building up my wool supply. I love the looks of wool applique that is stitched with the button hole stitch. I have done some ornaments like this and really like the final product. Plus, it’s nice to do hand work now and then. Thanks for the give-away! (Love the wooly bird sewing pouch!)

    —Karen L. on December 18, 2015
  • I have a small bundle of wool (1%) and the other 99% is cotton.

    —Linda Webster on December 18, 2015
  • 100% cotton, being a newbie I haven’t felt comfortable branching out into different fabrics; but I’d like to!

    Jinger on December 18, 2015
  • My wooly stash is sadly very low and consisting of repurposed wool I have rescued from thrift stores and such. Unfortunately, most of it is blends, so they do not felt very well. I keep hoping for that one great find, an estate sale where the owners wore lots of tweedy 100% wool!! 🙂

    Judy Pennington on December 18, 2015
  • It is all cotton, but I would love to try the wool!

    —Teresa B on December 18, 2015
  • 95% cotton, 5% wool. Mainly have bought kits for my wool projects.

    elr on December 18, 2015
  • Way more cotton. But I want to try wool.

    —Diana O. on December 18, 2015
  • I have about 90% cotton and 10% wool. A friend of mine is introducing me to wool work. I would love to receive a copy of Primitive Style book so I can expand my knowledge of wool projects.

    —Cathy Kowalsky on December 18, 2015
  • As a quilter and a rughooker I would say my stash is about 40 to 60 wool. I’ve been working on hand applique with wool and cotton and absolutely love it. I subscribe to Primitive Quilts and Projects so know how wonderful your new book will be. Thanks for letting us have a chance to win it.

    —Karen Thomson on December 18, 2015
  • I have a small collection of wool pieces. I’ve made one tabletopper that I bought as a kit and love it. I would love to win the e-book to get ideas for using my small stash!

    —Janice on December 18, 2015
  • My ratio is 80 fabric 20 wool. I was burned out on quilting this fall and pulled out my wool and started working with primitive style patterns. I love the handwork I find it relaxing. There is something about the primitive style that reminds me of less stressful times.

    —Vicki Kellogg on December 18, 2015
  • Mostly cotton, maybe 99%. I do have a couple of skirts that will never fit again and could be construed as part of the stash!

    —Carol on December 18, 2015
  • I only started one wool project and never finished it. So I would say all my projects are cotton. I like the primitive look of wool. Nice wool projects.

    —carol on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is probably 99% cotton and 1% wool! I have hand stitched a couple of small wool items, but have not used it on a ‘grand’ scale since my garment making days. My comfort zone is definitely patchwork and applique, but I’d be happy to get my feet wet again with wool by using the wonderful ideas in the Primitive Style book! Thanks.

    —Marie Chat on December 18, 2015
  • About 100 to 1, However I am interested in learning about using wool in other than quilts.

    —Lillian K on December 18, 2015
  • I think my stash is about 45 wool and 55 cotton, thanks for this give away! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

    —Jennifer Essad on December 18, 2015
  • 95% cotton, 5% wool. I recently purchased two 100% wool blazers at a thrift store. Will be attempting to felt them so they can be added to my stash. Wish me luck!

    —Mary Lou on December 18, 2015
  • My stash is about 97% cotton to 3% wool. I like the hand dyed wool and would like to combine the two into a project.

    —Annette S on December 18, 2015
  • Ohhh, I have only started to accumulate some wool stash; so would say maybe 90% cotton to 10% wool. I have enough to start a project if I win that book for sure!!

    —Nancy on December 18, 2015
  • I’m just getting started using wool, so probably less than 5% wool to 95% cotton. The disingenuous in this book look very tempting!

    —Cegnfred on December 18, 2015
  • I’m just getting started using wool, so probably less than 5% wool to 95% cotton. The designs in this book look very tempting!

    —cegnfred on December 18, 2015
  • The quotient is probably 75% cotton, 25% wool but I see that changing next year. I love working with wool/felt and plan to do LOTS more in 2016.

    —Nancy Eriksen on December 18, 2015
  • My stash would be about 99.99% cotton to .01 present wool

    —Gail B on December 18, 2015
  • oops, I meant percent wool.

    —Gail B on December 18, 2015
  • 90% cotton, 10% wool. I love primitives and civil war styles. Love working with wool. Trying to do more of the wool handwork.

    —Marguerite Namdar on December 18, 2015
  • I caught the wool craze about 2 years ago. Being on a limited budget forces me to find wool sources other than to purchase it. I scour thrift shops and consignment for wool garments that can be repurposed. It takes a little effort to dismantle the clothes, but is certainly worth it. I would say that my wool stash is about 10% and growing!

    —Marylou Crawford on December 18, 2015
  • I have about 90% cotton and 10% wool. I will be making more projects with wool, especially the applique. Thank you so much for the chance to win. Would love to have the book.

    —Karen H. on December 19, 2015
  • My cotton to wool percentage is 1% wool and 99.9% cotton. I have a BOM wool kit that I would like to do during the winter hopefully.Thank you!

    —Stacey on December 19, 2015
  • Cotton is big in my stash, but wool is slowly being accumulated. I love Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine. A wool sweater that I hand knit for my husband recently got felted when washing (by mistake!) – it immediately went to the sewing room to be repurposed :)!!!

    —Joy on December 19, 2015
  • Love your projects. My ratio is 85% cotton, and 15% wool. Can’t wait to get your new book. Primitive style all the way!

    —Tammy on December 19, 2015
  • I must admit, I love the wool but most of my collection is cotton. Thank you for the give away.

    —Cyndi Duffin on December 19, 2015
  • I have probably 85% cotton and 15% wool. I love wool applique but got started quilting and appliqueing with cotton fabric, so my wool stash got a late start!

    —Dottie on December 19, 2015
  • I’ve been trying to consistently add some wool to my stash. But overall, not enough time for cotton or wool projects – sigh….

    —Lynne on December 19, 2015
  • No wool stash, haven’t worked with wool yet. Have the current issue of the magazine and intend to try a project. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance on the giveaway.

    —Mildred Plaskett on December 19, 2015
  • Just enough wool to now require a project (or two!)

    —Sammi on December 19, 2015
  • My stash is about 1 part wool to 5 parts cotton.

    —Lorrie on December 19, 2015
  • I think my stash is 30% wool and 70% reproduction cottons. This changes as I add wool when I find it.!

    —Pam on December 19, 2015
  • My wool stash is very small and consists of old wool sweaters and two wool coats that got mouse eaten. I have a lot of cottons in my stash as well as other fibers designed for garment construction.

    —Judith Martinez on December 19, 2015
  • I love the looks of primitives but have not tried any. My stash is all cotton so 100:0

    —Debbie Chenoweth on December 19, 2015
  • Small stash of lovely wool. Large stash of quilting cottons.

    —Cassy L. on December 19, 2015
  • I think my cotton to wool stash is probably 60-40. I have been working with wool for a while and just starting with cotton and quilding.

    —Barbara on December 19, 2015
  • Most of my fabric purchases lately have been wool. it’s been great for tv football and other tv in the evening. My stash is probable about 30 % wool to 70% cotton. I love all the new wool embroidery stitches I’ve been learning.

    —Tara Fell on December 19, 2015
  • WOOL!!! Love it and have accumulated more of it over the past 5 years! Still love cotton, but it is slowly being overtaken 🙂

    —Robin Raiter on December 19, 2015
  • I have lots of cotton to make quilts, but the only wool I have is for making clothes. I love the projects shown in the post! Thanks for the chance to win!

    —Marilyn S on December 19, 2015
  • My stash is probably 90% cotton to 10% wool, but wool is what I seem to be buying lately! I love the portability of the projects along with the look of wool.

    —Cindi P. on December 19, 2015
  • I only have cotton but really want to get some wool. I have seen so many cute projects I want to try which are done with wool.

    —Cassandra M on December 19, 2015
  • I tend to collect fabric, cotton is more easily acquired, but still have quite a bit of wool (and all sorts of other things!).

    —Karen on December 19, 2015
  • Ooh, gorgeous book. I rug hook as well as quilt, so I have wool! Still my cotton stash is larger at the moment, perhaps 60-40. I love that wool can be mixed with other fabrics and utilized so nicely in smaller projects with such warm, inviting results.

    —Linda Fielding on December 20, 2015
  • I love wool but it is difficult to obtain quality wool with us , the choice is limited but I buy when I find I have a small collection that I love , about 10 percent cotton stock, but I intend to grow because I love the primitive wool models that make me literally melt…:)

    —brodine on December 20, 2015
  • I have never made a wool project, but am starting to collect it as I have a few projects on my want to do list. This book looks awesome!

    —Cindy on December 20, 2015
  • Right now all of my quilting stash is cotton. This is a problem that I wish to fix in the coming year.

    —Lori S on December 21, 2015
  • Well, I’m guesstimating about 75% cotton 25% wool. I’m just starting to appliqué with wool and I love the fact of no turned edges!!

    —Merryl Shapiro on December 21, 2015
  • My stash is probably 70/30. My wool is new, both overdyed and original, plus recycled. Have a rather newly built "old country farmhouse" with red and mustard kitchen and shaker style furniture throughout. I also rug hook and love the primitive designs. They make a house a home. Am a subscriber to magazine and want to "make it all". Also have a BOM wool project subscription from Primitive Quilts & Projects online store.

    —Maria Goetz on December 21, 2015
  • I have about 1% wool stash to 99% cotton, if you count all the bits of wool fabric, and the unspun wool as well. I’ve tried a little wool applique before, and I really like the primitive feel, so I think that I might be looking to expand that part of my stash next year.

    —Sandy S on December 22, 2015
  • 1:0 currently. I’ve never tried wool and am leery of starting. Winning this would probably give me the courage to try something new!

    —Marsha T on December 22, 2015
  • for about 6 months now I have been collecting wool garments, washing them and then cutting them apart. Going to start making wool rugs. So I would say 75% cotton and 25% wool, with hoping to add more to that. What an awesome looking book!

    —Rebecca H on December 22, 2015
  • i need to buy more wool is all I can say 🙂

    —mara on December 22, 2015
  • I retired at the beginning of this year so I’ve been doing some traveling. I’ve noticed that it’s mostly wool I’ve purchased to go with my cottons. I’d have to say it’s about 15% wool right now which I think is plenty to get me started on some projects. Now I just have to find a nice small one to start with to make some gifts for a sewing retreat I’m taking next March.

    —Mary Smith on December 29, 2015
  • I have lots of wool I have saved over the years from my time spent in cooler climates. These projects would be a great way to use it up.

    —Marlene hahn on December 31, 2015

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