What’s all the hype about? My Fabric Designs.com is sponsoring a contest for a whole month! Just enter and you could win a yard of fabric. That’s all you have to do, enter and win.
So what is My Fabric Designs? My Fabric Designs allows you to create your own custom fabric by the yard! For full disclosure, I am a co-founder of the company and I’m excited to give crafters (just like me!) more choices when creating projects involving fabric. Now, you can upload a doodle from your grandchild, a picture of a favorite pet, an image you fell in love with or something you created yourself on the computer and turn it into custom printed fabric.
Imagine the possibilities! A quilt created with images of your family and friends. A sun dress made from a clip art image you discovered online. It’s all possible and more, thanks to digital textile printing. You can create your own or shop from the posted inventory. And best of all – it never goes out of stock. You can make curtains today, a quilt in 6 months and slipcovers in a year.
Digital textile printing involves a highly-specialized ink jet printer which prints directly onto fabric or depending on the fabric type, a sublimation heat transfer process. This method of creating textiles uses less energy, creates less waste and allows for small runs of fabric, as little as a fat quarter at a time.
Whether you’re interested in creating quilts, garments, home decor or crafts, I hope the ability to print your own custom fabrics for your projects opens up an entirely new avenue of creativity for you.
In fact, I used My Fabric Designs to create DIME’s cheater quilts. I had so much fun digitally creating the quilts. But the best part was when I received them. I didn’t have to bother with piecing! I got right to the fun part – the quilting.
Here’s your assignment this week:
Pop over to My Fabric Designs and enter the contest. While you’re there, browse in the fabrics (click on Shop) and tell me what fabric you’d like to win. We’ll pick a random winner here next Wednesday. If we pick your name, we’ll ship you one yard of the fabric you mentioned in your comment.
The winner of the last assignment answered the following question:
I know many of you have taken on impressive embroidery projects. I’m sure you get a sense of satisfaction when complete. And I think its rewarding to look at the pile of used bobbin and do a head count. So tell me, have you ever had a 7 bobbin kind of day? What’s the most bobbins you’ve gone through on a single project? We’ll pick one random winner to receive a $20 gift certificate to Designs in Machine Embroidery.
The winner is:
Lois: “I used 14 bobbins while completing 105 placemats for my daughter’s wedding. I embroidered two wolves on each placemat after quilting them. Lots of work but worth it?”