Wahoo! A Yard a Day?

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.

You simply upload your design, choose your fabric and in 7-10 business days, your custom, one-of-kind fabric is delivered direct to your door. chipsBL

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.CheaterBL


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?”

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40 Comments on Wahoo! A Yard a Day?

  1. Anne Johnson
    August 12, 2015 at 9:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I check out the whole website and all the fabric selections. Some of my favorites included the peony under flowers, a couple of the hearts under Holidays, the whale fabrics under nautical, just to name a few. I was, however, confused about the pricing: fabric appeared to be 56″ wide, 1 x 8.75= $8.75. It’s late, so maybe I just read it wrong.

    • Annie Karst
      August 12, 2015 at 10:16 pm (4 years ago)

      Love Love Love Word Find and Morning Dew, What a new adventure this is going to be!

  2. Judy G
    August 12, 2015 at 10:49 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved Adrienne Vitabig’s “Big Dot Repeat”.

  3. Pam
    August 12, 2015 at 10:55 pm (4 years ago)

    I love you idea!

    Elephant Parade is pretty cute

  4. Colleen
    August 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm (4 years ago)

    I liked the Blow Wishes

  5. Lynn Heinonen
    August 12, 2015 at 11:29 pm (4 years ago)

    My fav was tropical flamingo!

  6. Colleen
    August 12, 2015 at 11:32 pm (4 years ago)

    I liked the Blow Wishes and Watercolor Flowers. so many to choose from.

  7. Sandy D
    August 13, 2015 at 12:56 am (4 years ago)

    I love Holly White Background. Super cute holiday fabric

  8. karen
    August 13, 2015 at 4:48 am (4 years ago)

    I love the colors in “man in the moon”. their realistic flowers are amazing!!

  9. Adeline Brill
    August 13, 2015 at 6:18 am (4 years ago)

    I loved the anchor design by Third and wall

  10. Beal
    August 13, 2015 at 6:23 am (4 years ago)

    I like Circle Design by thirdandwall. However, I don’t like the UI very much. You can’t view more than 20 items at a time. You can’t right-click (or control-click) and open a fabric in a new window. Hovering over an image shows the name, not a larger view of the fabric. You can’t search by artist. When you page through a category, you can’t use the back button to go to the previous page — it takes you to the first page of the previous category you visited instead. When you click for the next page from the bottom controls, you have to manually scroll up after the page loads. The images are kinda slow to load. And while I’m on a roll, I don’t like “JustForHim.” As though only men like crossbones? And only women like flowers? That is seriously lame if not downright backwards.

    • eileenroche
      August 13, 2015 at 9:14 am (4 years ago)

      Thank you for your valuable input. Most of the focus before launch was put into curating the fabrics, designs and perfecting our print quality. You have a savvy eye for UI design and we’re happy to say most of these items are currently in development for future releases. Stay tuned, we’ll only get better!

      • Beal
        August 13, 2015 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

        I’ve worked on websites before, so perhaps that makes me … um, more easily annoyed? 😉 … when I encounter a site that doesn’t work the way I think it should. I’m looking forward to My Fabric Designs.com growing and improving! 🙂

  11. Frances Powell
    August 13, 2015 at 7:56 am (4 years ago)

    Pretty Paint Swirls is my favorite. It would be great for any of my granddaughters or as an applique fabric instead of the polka dots that are so popular right now. It would give lots of movement, color, and a variety of colors to an applique.

  12. Sylvia
    August 13, 2015 at 7:58 am (4 years ago)

    I would like to design on the heavy twill

  13. Susan
    August 13, 2015 at 8:22 am (4 years ago)

    What a great idea. My favorite is “palms hibiscus”

  14. Donna G.
    August 13, 2015 at 8:54 am (4 years ago)

    Great fabric! I especially like License Plates.

  15. Valerie
    August 13, 2015 at 9:12 am (4 years ago)

    Ohh, so many choices. And the option to design my own!!!! Whoo Hoo!
    I think my fave so far is
    But I also like:

  16. Judie
    August 13, 2015 at 9:28 am (4 years ago)

    So many gorgeous fabrics but my ultimate pick would be “Ferns on Black”. It would make a great focus fabric for a very classy quilt.

  17. Sandi Cunningham
    August 13, 2015 at 9:33 am (4 years ago)

    WOW! the choices are innovative, colorful and eclectic. I instantly fell in love the black cats on white, but my fav FAV is: UnderTheSea
    What a wonderful choice for home dec and decorators!

  18. Kathy
    August 13, 2015 at 12:28 pm (4 years ago)

    I spent some time looking at the beautiful fabric on My Fabric Designs. I love the variety of different design patterns. Some of them like wagons wheels, hot shot and blue diamonds would be beautiful designs to use in zentangle.

  19. Ann
    August 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm (4 years ago)

    “Paisley on White”. it’s very colorful and would look great in a little girls dress.

  20. Terri
    August 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

    I really liked “WordFind”.

  21. judy
    August 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved a lot of the designs, but NOLA on white #8300-A and Maria-Bogade_Dreaming were my favoriates.

  22. Kathy E.
    August 13, 2015 at 9:59 pm (4 years ago)

    So many drool-worthy fabrics at MyFabricDesigns! My favorite is something similar to what I’ve been looking for and it’s French Script by MF Designs. I love the small text in fabrics and would like to collect several! Now I need to learn French, so I can read the fabric!

  23. Doree Shandera
    August 14, 2015 at 10:14 am (4 years ago)

    What a great idea…will definitely be looking.

    On another note, where in Washington state can I purchase the word art software?

  24. Kathleen Carls
    August 14, 2015 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)

    I like the Pink Ribbon on Black fabric, since I am a breast cancer survivor! Thanks for the chance to win fabric.

  25. beth
    August 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the win. I would love to win any of these fabrics.

  26. Barbara
    August 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm (4 years ago)

    OH.MY.GOODNESS! So many to choose from! And me promising not to buy any more fabric until I use up some of my stash…as if! LOVE 8549-A Leafs, Floating Rounds, and Ferns on Black. Sent the link to every quilter I know! Thanks for the website!

  27. Karen
    August 14, 2015 at 8:57 pm (4 years ago)

    Lots of great fabrics hard to pick just one, but would say Spattered Blooms.

  28. Peafarm
    August 15, 2015 at 10:02 am (4 years ago)

    Would love any of these-I do all kinds of projects so it would be fun to be in the ‘think tank’ that revolves around one of these prints. I usually pick out ‘tame’ fabrics but need to think ‘young and more flamboyant’.

  29. veronica higgins
    August 15, 2015 at 12:05 pm (4 years ago)

    Got so excited, i had to share this on my website. I love love love retro squares.

  30. Carolyn
    August 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm (4 years ago)

    I loved too many, but my choice to win would be “Crab Line Dance” because I have a project it would be perfect for.

  31. Sara Redner
    August 15, 2015 at 1:18 pm (4 years ago)

    So many to choose from, but I think my favorite is Tie Dyed Teal.

  32. Lex Appel
    August 15, 2015 at 6:58 pm (4 years ago)

    I would love to win a yard of Flower 2_OCAT-122 MF

  33. Nancy
    August 18, 2015 at 8:12 am (4 years ago)

    I’m always looking for tropical fabric. If I win, make mine palm trees.

  34. Laurel D
    August 18, 2015 at 10:19 am (4 years ago)

    What fun is this!!!???? Had to forward the news on to my sister who is a dedicated quilter (and a confessed fabric hoarder ). Can’t wait to try to create my own fabric — thanks for bringing this option to our attention … if I were to win, I’d choose the Happy Pigs to make something special for my best friend (of over 45 years) who loves pigs and is fighting cancer — what happiness that fabric could bring!

  35. Doreen Linehan
    August 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d like to win the Neon Kitchen fabric. All of the fabrics are very interesting. It was hard to narrow it down to just one.

  36. Ruth H
    August 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm (4 years ago)

    Good to know about this company!! I especially like MORNING DEW 3_OJAR-25
    Thank you so much!!

  37. sandy
    August 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow cheater quilts are looking good to me now… I can not get my blocks even… sounds like a winner to me


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