Friday, October 17, 2008

What's A Scrapbooker Like You Want With Fabric Like This?

So, you think you would like to win a bundle of Hey Sugar Fat Quarters do you? We'll we think we would like to give a couple away. Here's what to do. Tell us how you would use your fabric to enhance your paper crafting projects by posting a comment on this entry.

That's right, whether you're a card maker, scrapbooker, altered works artist, etc. We are looking for fun, creative ideas on how to incorporate fabric into the world of paper crafting. We will choose our two favorites on Monday, so put those thinking caps on.

Here is a little experiment I tried late last night. I took some really thick, stiff interfacing that I had purchased earlier at my local fabric shop. I fused it to some Hey Sugar fabric, cut it out to match our Jack's Blackboard Album, decorated it up and will use it as the cover of a fun little album about Eric and me falling in love.......... that's why it says censored........ we have a very passionate relationship. :)


Oh, and don't you like my little additions to the blog. I thought it was about time I spruced it up a bit (I'm not technically savvy, so it's a bit of a challenge for me). You'll notice on the side bar, I added our followers with a link for you to become one. You can also subscribe to the blog (although I have no idea how these things work). Oh, and I added links to our design team member's blogs because they always have fun things going on too!

Have a great day!

119 comments:

caroline said...

i will sure use it to cover anything chipboard (shapes or album) and maybe i could try to make my own flowers with this fabric too!!

Shell said...

I want to cover fun little journals - for diaries etc... so much fun!

Brooke S. Rochon said...

OH WOW! Well, I am expecting a baby January 2nd and I would like to make a mobil to go above his crib. My idea would be to create soft picture frames with photos of all the close family members he will see often along with some crinkly paper so that once he can stand in the crib, not only will he be able to admire mom's craftsmanship, he can also enjoy the taste and sounds of his wonderful new mobil. I could use any old fabric, but I just ADORE Cosmo Cricket, so why not intermingle the project I truly want to create with such a fabulous product. I hope that you'll consider me.

ania said...

I love to use fabric to make pretty flowers or borders or accents to my scrapbookpages :):)

Erica Hettwer said...

I have visions of cool 3-D flowers with frayed edges and some really neat yo-yos. Then, I'll have my mom (a wonderful quilter) help me figure out some even better ideas! :D

Kaylyn said...

This fabric is so pretty that it needs to be the main attraction!! I would love to make a entire mini album with it...as well cover a few of my chipboard scrapbooks....the ideas are endless!!

Shari said...

I'm so excited to see another line of Fabric from Cosmo Cricket!!! Sewing was my first love before stamps and paper! I love working on projects that combine the three. This fabric would be great for fabric postcards!

Mel said...

I would use it for tags, covering chipboard and album covers, sewing pockets for journaling--and maybe creating a custom camera strap-I've been dying for one of those!

TxScrapAddict said...

I'm so excited about fabric from my fav company! It's heaven! I love to create puffy embellies for mini books, altered porjects and layouts. I make them in shapes like hearts, birds, flowers, owls! Hope I get to play with some CC fabric!!!

lingannon said...

I would use it in so many ways! Tear to use as ribbon, use it to cover chipboard and albums, as "paper". Love that fabric!

Tanya said...

I would use it in place of paper. I've also heard you use a fabric stiffener and then run it through a die cut machine. I'd love to give that a try.

Corey said...

I was just telling my hubby that I wanted some cool fabric to cover a mini album with! CC fabric would be PERFECT!!!

the Holmes Crew said...

I would love to use these to cover frames and make 3-D scrapbook pages for valentine's Day gifts!~

Rebecca said...

I think thin strips for homemade and intricate ribbons are fun, also covering chipboard to give it a nice texture and simply stitching swatches right onto a scrapbook page would be cool too. I love the idea of scrapbooking with fabric!

young said...

The fabric patterns are so fun! I love combining fabric and paper in crafts. I'd use these to create fabric book covers and die cut them into flower patterns, etc. Am loving the layered fabric flowers that are popping up!

Lorraine said...

This fabric would be great for recovering albums and covering chipboard anything! I could also use some for curtains in my scrap room. Patterned paper just can't do that!

mollyvh said...

I would make an entire book out of the fabric. You can get some thin batting and make "pages" out of the fabric. Then you can get fabric that you can either print on or get the photo transfer paper and iron your pictures on some white muslin. To bind the book you just make holes in the edges and add grommits to make them look nice. Add some fabric strips or binder rings (with fabric strips tied around them to make them pretty) through the grommits and viola- one smokin' cute album! For the photos I would use pictures of all of the quilts my Mom has made me- I have at least 18- she would love that for a Christmas present!

Tami Mayberry said...

Oh wow!! I love this fabric. So many possibilities! The first things I thought of was to cover a lamp shade. Maybe add some handmade flowers on it with button centers and maybe some along the bottom of it then some beads hanging down like fringe around the bottom. That would look super cute sitting beside a matching photo frame covered in the fabric. A super fun Christmas gift for my teen daughter. Oh! and maybe to go with it on of the wooden CD crates I picked up at a garage sale covered in it as well. It could all even be mixed with the paper line. This is just great for the general crafter and mixed media. Fun stuff and something out of the ordinary for a "scrapbook" company. Way to go Cosmo Cricket!

Melissa Norris said...

The fabric is so beautiful! I love to take small pieces of fabric and turn them into yoyos and other fabric flowers to add to layouts and cards. Or to barrettes and put in my daughter's hair!
Thanks!
~Melissa

lfalduto said...

I'd love to weave some of that fabric into a little basket, and then add some gathered flowers to the side with matching leaves. Then fill that little woven basket with some rolled fat quarters!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

This fabric is gorgeous! After seeing such pretty things done with fabric, I have wanted to try to incorporate it into card making & scrapping. I would love to cover chipboard, form my own embellishments, make tags, cover my bind it all books & even use it for a background piece.

shaina said...

I'd cover one of those cute purse chipboard books for my daughter to carry around. The inside would be fun activity pages that she could occupy herself with while I was busy at the scrapbook store!

GothamGal said...

A dear friend of mine and my Grandmother are amazing seamstresses. This fabric would be perfect to use as gifts in some mini albums (so I could merge the world of scrap and stitch together.

Carol said...

I love to use fabric the same as paper. Makes great matting and embellishments.

Jenn said...

WOW, fabric too! It makes great "ribbon" when torn into strips. You could also cut out 2 patterns of a cute little flower,animal or heart, sew the two together, stuff it a bit, and then have some real dimension to an altered item :)

ScrapAddict21 said...

I would love to get some of this fabric to use to cover some boxes I'd like to alter. One I will use of a pin cushion for my grandmother.

mel said...

I WOULD USE THIS TO COVER A MINI ABUM AND SOME CHIPBOARDS and some tags and cards for christmas and gift tags...did i say flowers too

pnkcadillac19 said...

I can't wait to try these fabrics out. They are beuatiful! I would make embellishments for layouts with them. Flowers and butterflies are my favorites. I would also use as fun border strips; cutting them with decorative edges.

awendybird said...

I think it would be really fun to create a soft scrapbook out of it. I would use a thin batting in between the fabric. Then I would print some photos on white fabric to sew to each page. I'd add some embellishments like flowers and buttons. You could use fabric ink and stamps to stamp embellishments... it would be fun!

awendybird said...

Molly and I were thinking the same thing ;) I swear I didn't read the answers before I entered mine!

wendy said...

I was just telling a girlfriend of mine I would find some wood pieces to cover for my little girls room! I'd add chipboard and other embellies to spruce it up!

Jenn said...

I can't wait to try it with my dies - it would make for a great look, I think!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I don't want to be considered for the giveaway, but I just wanted to say that your journal is fantastic (and steamy!!) CUTE!!

Katie said...

I'm soooo in to altering frames right now and this fabric would be perfect for that! I love the fun colors and patterns and know that it would really enhance my frame projects!

Tracey said...

Hmmm, I could have some fun with this fabric I think. Possibly using it to cover chipboard or use it in place of pp. Or maybe use it in my QuicKutz to die cut shapes & titles!

Terrie B x said...

Oh this is soo lush...
I would create flowers and embellies and frills and well !!!
The possibilities could go on....mmmmmm:)~X~

Erin Glee said...

Congratulations on the Debut of your new "Sugar Babies"... this is SO exciting!

Also, thanks for "sprucing up" the blog... I love to check links out and visit clever bloggers!

I'd like to use that beautiful fabric to cut mats for scrapbook pages and cards. I'd use Pinking shears, and then adhere the fabric in the middle, then sew with my machine about 1/2 an inch from the edge (don't sew through adhesive~not a good thing). Then I would like to make several flowers from other fabics in the line for flowers~embellishments! One style would be a strip of fabric ripped along the grain so it has a nice torn, textured edge, and then gathered up with a running stitch and circled around a few times, glued down and a button for the center.... other flowers could be made by cutting two circles of fabrics that you like the look of together, one smaller than the other, about 2" and 3". Fold each one separatly into 1/8ths (fold in half, then fold that half circle in half, and then fold that in half so you have the shape of a little piece of pie). MMMmmmm ... that fabric is so yummy, I want to eat it anyway~pie shape or not! ). Now take a good sharp pair of scissors and round off the larger already cut end of the triangle. Do that to both circles. Layer the smaller fabric on top of the larger flower shape, right side up, fold it into quarters, right sides together, and then bunch up a bit before running it through your sewing machine about 1/2" from the smaller end/ tip. You can change the look of the flower by trying other stitching widths. Open it it up and you have a flower that you can finish off the center with a button, big brad or blob of glitter-glue and tiny hole-less beads (allow this to dry completely before using). I learned how to make these simple yet pretty flowers from Pinkee on a tutorial on her blog. Thank you for sharing, Pinkee! She also sometimes makes cuts straight into the fabric folds where the petal shapes form a "V" for a looser flower.
Another fun flower to make with this "Hey Sugar" line of fabric would be a variation on the classic yo-yo. It takes more time, but if you mark your loop of folded fabric into 4ths or 5ths with a small pen mark and then make your running stitches go straight out from each mark to the folded edge and then back down next to it, when you pull your (strong) thread and adjust the gathers as you go, you will have a darling yo-yo style flower with petal shapes! Again, finish off the center to your liking.

I think I've gone on long enough, but I want to be sure that I am considered for this wonderful Giveaway~wow, to get some of these SWEET Fat Quarters before they are in the stores? I took sewing for every single elective for all four years of High School, I was so crazy about fabric and sewing! I've gotten away from it, and Scrapbooking has taken over my life instead, but I will always have a fondness for fabric. : )

Have a great, creative weekend, everyone!

Erin Glee said...

OOops! This is how you spell "Pinky"!

Jen said...

Love the fabric. If I was lucky enough to be a winner (please, please!) I'd use it to cover cheapo shoe boxes and store more stuff in them (maybe more fat quarters??)

Also, rip little strips of them to add boarders to my pages. And, use strips to bind little books together.

Jewel said...

I am soooooo lovin' the new fabric! I would use it in several different ways: scrapbook embellies, cover for journals, on pictures frames and as a background for a shadowbox that I am thinking of doing. Oh, the possibilities.....

AmyR said...

Using fabric to make pockets for journal tags etc on SB pages would be so cool - hmmmmm even if I don't win I think I'm going to try that!! :D

Julie said...

I so love the hey sugar papers they are one of my fav ranges ofyours. As for what I would do with the material I'd make me some frazzels. Lengths of 1inch wide material torn and frayed. I'd used these as I would ribbons to decorate the binding of journals,adding them to tags and layouts too.

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Houston said...

Oooh. I would love to use it along with severa; of the blackboard books (the same one you were using, sorry suddenly the name escapes me) anyway I think it would make a great garland, you know with the fabric torn into strips in between the blackboard pages spelling out your message! You could use it for Happy Birthday or Welcome or Hoppy Easter!

Cass said...

I like to cover a notebook to fill with crafty ideas.

And I'd love to have a go at making a skirt for my baby girl and a matching headband. :)

jectyger said...

I love love love the fabric...

I would make the cutest valentines cards with frayed edged hearts.

I would use it for borders & photo mats on scrapbooking pages.

I would also love to make a quilt out of it.

Sara said...

I love the fabric- I think it is incredible. I would love to use this fabric to make a memory blankie for my children (when I have them), I would incorporate actual photos and words on it to express to them the meaning in family. I would also love to use the fabric in a Family Diary where you can capture family history, I would make cloth pockets to hold delicates.
Thank you for offering this to someone out there.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

NanaBeth said...

I was going to gripe because there are no fabric stores for about a million miles-until I saw the links to the design team blogs. Oh yeah-and the first one loaded up with Haunted cuties. I will just have to move closer to civilization so I can buy fabric!

Barbara said...

Where do I begin! Covering mini albums like you have, chipboard shapes, tearing into strips and using for borders, matting for photos, the list is endless!! And I'd have to make an apron, too! =)

ArtGirl1 said...

Fabric to match your awesome papers?! What a dream come true -- learned to sew when I was young and have so many ideas ...

How about matching home decor items to match mini scrapbooks and other items -- mini purses, fabric flowers and die cut embellishments.

I'm drooling ... so many possibilities I'd just LOVE TO HAVE SOME!

Tish

Jill said...

I just saw your awesome fabric today for the first time in Mary Englebreit's mag. I would want the fabric for several things. FIRST- just to drool and fondle it awhile. I was already trying to determine how to get my hands on some. I would like to showcase it by decorating the outside of a birdhouse with it. With the coordinating patterns I would have an outstanding "crafthouse". I would use the left overs to make some fine feathered and beaded friends to live there. I can't believe I saw this after having been thinking about it ALL day! thanks for the opportunity to win!

latte_grande said...

Oh, wow, I absolutely LOVE that fabric!! I'll definitely have to try your idea with the interfacing...there's so much fun stuff you can do with fabric! Tear it into strips and use it the same way you would ribbon, cut into circles and layer/gather to make cute little flowers with a button center, use it as the background for your layout, sew a mini album....SOOO many possibilities!

Catherine said...

Covering albums was my first thought and making little yo-yo's to decorate it. I can't wait to get my hands (scissors and needles) on some of this great fabric!!

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

I love to use fabric on my handmade journals. I also use scraps to make hairbows for my daughter. It's not easy finding funky fabric. I would have fun using this :)

Stacey said...

There are tons to do with fabric...I'm a quilter and a scrapbooker, so this would be hard for me to just use it with paper crafts! I'd love to use this to make an entire fabric scrapbook...which are my favorites to make! It would make awesome flowers, tags, you could cover anything with it! Hey Sugar happens to be one of my fave CC lines...so it's awesome that you've turned it in to my favorite thing which is def fabric with paper being #2! Honestly, I can even see making cute headbeads for my little girl, applique on shirts...You could rip it into fabric strips for embellishing. The possibilities are completely endless!

Maureen said...

The first idea that came to mind would be to cover paper mache boxes to really spruce them up. The advantage over using paper is that you can add a little batting to make the covers of the boxes puffy and quilted - definitely more classy!

I'd also love to cut it into strips to use in place of ribbon on cards!

lynzei said...

I'd make yo-yos, ruched flowers, die cuts, little stuffed creatures, backgrounds for name frames, oh and I'd need to fashion a nifty retro apron to wear while I make all my pretty projects. I'd craft and sing, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty..."

Sue said...

those are pretty fabrics! I would cover chipboard albums with my fabric, tear them into strips to use as ribbon, knot them, tie a pretty bow with them, and make pretty fabric flowers with them.

Stephanie Baxter said...

WOWZER! I love fabric, and they are beautiful! I use fabric like little bits of pattered paper to accent stuff. I love the texture and how it looks on a page.

It's also great for using to reinforce the spine of a mini book!

corinne5 said...

I actually just learned how to use my sowing machine and I already thought about making a little toy/bear out of fabric for my sister who is expecting her first child, hopefully it will be his favorite toy when he grows up :). You fabric would be PERFECT for this, loving the designs and colors!

corinnexxx

Lindsay Spencer said...

I'm so excited about this fabric!! I would love to make yo-yo flowers for my scrapbooks and cards. Also it would be fun to use torn strips for ribbon and accents.

Emma said...

I love to make my own little fabric embellishments... the list is endless on what you can make but I just discovered how to make these fun little rosettes with buttons that make really cute fabric flowers.

I've used them on my latest LO that I've just uploaded to my blog and here's a link to it.

http://scraptasticfunandotherramblings.blogspot.com/2008/10/he-said-his-name-is-george.html

Those gorgeous fabrics of yours could be used to make loads of different embellishments like this and would match so well with my gorgeous Cosmo Cricket papers.

Emma XXX

Melinda AKA medialady said...

I think some cute fabric covered ATC cards with yoyo flowers and felt letters would be very cute. I would use these in a fabric covered scrapbook about my grandmother who was the family seamstress that made many of my clothes, linens, etc. and I several beautiful quilts that she made. I think this would be a great tribute to her and her life.

Jo said...

I would LOVE LOVE to make a quilt! And scan photos of my childhood and print them on plain fabric....

Then at night I can cuddle in my memories.....sounds like heaven :)

Wishful Thinking said...

Love that fabric :-) I would use it to cover mini albums, use it for layering on layouts and cards, like to try making a children's activity book, use it like ribbon ... the possibilities are endless.

Eve said...

I think you can use the fabric- on anything that you use paper. However with better results! I made little paper purses last night for our soccer team moms! Would have loved to have this to make them out of!
Kindly,
~Eve

Pat said...

I would use fabric to cover buttons to match other accents that I would add to a page or to a card. Love the new fabrics.

Robynccgirl said...

I too love to sew as well as paper craft. Card making is what I do most. I love to make card kits and bundle them together. I would love to use some of this fabric to make a pouch to fit my matching Cosmo cards into! I have also been thinking about making some quilt squares and adding them to a layout! The ideas are endless! Thanks CC!

Eveline said...

I used some felt on a card last week and I loved the result. I have this big box with fabric scraps from the time I still made clothes for the kids. I'll start making embellishment with them and could do too with your fabric.
Eveline.

Elizabeth Bailey said...

That is the prettiest fabric!! I want some of all of it.
I like your idea for using it to cover albums. I would like to cut some up to use as ribbon.

Scottish Nanna said...

I love the fabrics they are soooooo pretty I would use them for my paper bag books.
Hugs Mary.

Tammy said...

Easy! I see myself ripping it up to use as ribbon and sewing it to my pages!!

Gail S. said...

Fabric - Yeah!! You can tear it in strips and tie a bow, Cover a journal, sew a fabric flower (yo-yo's), make a fabric bookmark and enclose it in a card al kinds of ideas! Myself, I am a quilter as well as a cardmaker, scrapbooker and I love the fabric colors/designs and would love to be able to get some for a quilt!!

ScrapCentral said...

I like doing 'peek a boo' flaps on my layouts with fabric. Gorgeous fabric this is!

The Jen said...

I like to use my fabric scraps on the front of cards- sewn in place and color blocked. They're simple and clean- and use up those scraps. ~jen~

Leigh said...

This line is awesome and needs to be in the forfront. Since I am redoing my craft/sewing/scrapbook room, I would cut strips to make a shabby bulletin board by either attaching them on the diagonal or weave pattern. I would leave the frayed edges for an interesting look. I would also cut out some funky flowers and attach them to the walls, painting stems; creating a whole scene. Then I would make a patchwork valence. With the leftover pieces, I would frame pieces of fabric to showcase and then I would create a small board book scrapbook to display in my new happy space.

Debi said...

I would use the fabric for soft picture frames for my daughter's engagement party showcasing their engagement pictures. I would also use them in their engagement scrapebook.

ikkinlala said...

I'd sew it to cardboard to make postcards or use it for book covers.

Julie Campbell said...

I would love to make a wall organizer for my craft room! How awesome would it be to have pockets for all of those things I reach for all the time (like paper snips... a brayer... embellishments, etc. - and then a large pocket on the bottom to house my most current craft magazine! This fabric is so fun & I think it would be inspiring just to look at it every day. I would also like to make little gifts for my friends and have a matching card. :)

jeanie nieva said...

i am thinking about making fabric flowers that i can use for my los and cards. also, i can make a mini patchwork of them that i can use as a background for my lo ro card. talk about unique! :)

Dee Dee said...

Cosmo Cricket Fabric = Fabulous. After much ooohing and aahhing I would use it to create a wall hanging for my daughter's room. I figure it would make a great background for mounting her favorite layouts.

Molly said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful, I would probably just spread them out and look at them for awhile! Besides the obvious (making an actual quilt that is!) I would tear the fabric into strips and knit with it! When you tear fabric into 1/2 or 1 inch strips it is wonderful to knit with, just like you would with yarn. I would probably make a cute little cat bed first (my kittens LOVE fabric), then I would make myself a cute little tote, just by knitting two squares and stitching them together, and using more fabric to make a nice little handle. It would be so cute.

Love the fabrics, so glad you picked Hey Sugar- that is my favorite line you guys have ever done.

Michelle said...

LOVE the new fabric! It's so hard to find fabric this fantastic! So many possibilites. . . First, I'd use it to make a quilted wall hanging to display pictures on. My mother-in-law made one for my husband to display his mission pictures on. She ironed on the pictures onto plain fabric and then used patterned fabric to surround the pictures. I'd love to make one for my mission pictures. Great way to preserve memories with fabric. Second, I'd love to make another nursing apron (aka "hooter hiders") to cover my nursing baby with. Third, I'd love to make flowers to use in my daughter's hair. And I could go on & on!

BTW, you have a great BLOG. You inspired me to do my own "Weigh In Wednesday." It's time to lose my muffin top for once & for all!

ScrapAloha said...

Great ideas! It would be really fun to create a SB with fabric pages. Using interfacing between the pages, you can do a no sew book, or you can sew pages together with batting in between. It's fun to print photos on muslin and sew them onto the pages. Embellish with traditional stuff, like strip tease or cardstock stickers, and also beads and buttons! Lots of cool possibilities!

Latisha said...

1. Thank you for adding the design teams blog :)
2. OMGoodness CC fabric, I'm dying...AWESOME
3. I am really inspired from Donna Downey and how she made a fabric scrapbook, AMAZING! I will have to try it.
Stamping on fabric is a lot of fun, it adds a different texture to your project.
I love your paper I can't wait to make my kids quilts with your fabric. I'm over the moon excited about this.

melita said...

that is so cute! i love making yo-yo's, so i know i would do that with fabric! and then cutting some into strips for ribbons is always good and using it to cover journals/notebooks!

KK Designs said...

I would cut out the pattern and use this fabric piece as an embellishment on my layout or card. I would adhere them using JAC paper, a double sided sheet which works well with fabric.

Dawn said...

Mini books and embellishments! I am just exploring the world of fabrics and am so excited to start playing with them. I have used them in my layouts but want to really experiment with them and see what I came up with. I love your papers and am so excited to play with your fabrics!! Dawn H

SueB said...

Oooh, count me in! I'd love some to cover albums (I recently picked up a Zutter ... whoo hoo!) and coordinate w some of the pages done in the papers! It's also get cut into little scraps to use as ribbons, used same as papers, and cut 'n fused to use as shapes on pages! Thanx for the inspiration and chance at t'riffic blog candy!

jacQ said...

the fabric is just gorgeous! i never knew CC did fabric too, until this post :)
- sew the fabric onto paper
- make fabric flowers
- make baby books
- make scented bookmarks for the scrap albums
- create fabric photoframes together with your chipboards
- name tags for school bags
- brag books and bag fobs

Carolyn said...

Love how you covered the Jack piece, super cute!

I love to make fabric frames, and also use pieces like ribbon on the albums binding (rings), lot of homemade albums.

Happy to see the paper line, made into fabric. Happy Stuff!

Rianne said...

OK...
The question is what I WANT to do with fabric like this huh!?
Not about what I CAN do with this, because that's a lot!

I would make curtains with this fabric. For the kitchen, for our bedroom and so on :-)
Guess I'll start with the curtains for my doll's house.

Love working with fabric on my scrapwork:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/22599160@N06/2912950734/

And papers matching fabric:
Aaaaaaaah what a fabulous idea!
Hugs.

woolanthropy said...

Hey Sugar...love the name! I have an idea for book markers for Christmas presents. Also to embellish/make tags for hand-knit gifts that include fiber content and care instructions.

4guysandagirl said...

I've never used fabric in paper crafting, but I'd love to try it with some of those awesome fabrics!!!

Kellie said...

While my primary inclination would be to quilt with the fabrics (yummo!), I also like to embellish the covers of Moleskein notebooks with stripes of fabric stitched on by machine. These fabrics would make some awesome covers!

Rona said...

I love stitching on all my projects - layouts, cards, mini books, etc!! So of course I need some fabric, my poor sewing machine only sees paper day after day!!! I also love using fabric strips as tie ons on my projects! Heck I could probably come up with lots of ideas if only I had some fabric!@!!

Chelle said...

oh, i love the fabric! it will be fabulous for sewiing/quilting projects as well as paper crafting! i love the look of torn fabric, this will be great to tear strips to use as ribbon and, i think my first project with it would be to make yo-yos for covers of albums, cards, journals, and gift wrap...so exciting!
thank you!!! chelle

HappyScrapper said...

Hey Sugar! I love your fabric!! I make purses, and would love to "tote" this fabric around! I also make flowers with my Sizzix dies and this would be Oh So cute for those!! Please send some yummy sugary fabric my way so I can make some new purses!?
Have a great day!!!
Happy Scrappin'!
Lisa H. in Arkansas

mamabug said...

Wow, this line is beautiful!!! I think I would love to use it throughout a year scrap book with my students. I work in the resource room and our kids always need a project to make with their hands. It would be beautiful. Thanks for the chance. Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

The Humming Cat said...

I would use it for tag making, journal cover decorating and jar lid covers. Oh, and I am sure there would be some left to make some cushions and a lap quilt!!

Denise L. said...

I would make some ribbons, books and flowers... I'm also thinking about appliquing designs on paper, something mixed media might be good... now you have me thinking...

John said...

wow, would i love to win this fabric! i envision sewing up some quilt squares, either traditional or more modern, quilting them as i would a regular quilt, but then using those padded, quilted squares to cover up a larger scrapbooking album. it would be like the scrapbook (and all of the memories inside) are wrapped up tight in a warm blanket ... which also happens to be homemade, personal, and sentimental. smiles all around!

Jessica Turner said...

I just had a baby and would use the fabric to make soft blocks for him to play with. I would then make a sweet album with pictures of him playing with the block, and the album, of course, would be covered in the matching fabric. Simply adorable!

Kim said...

Hey Sugar would be my first batch of fat quarters EVER! Many years ago, my aunt made a quilt for my grandma and she had photos printed onto iron-ons, then added them to the quilt. I know that now this technique is fairly easy to do, but when she did it, it was innovative. I would like to take my favorite pictures of my kids and print them on fabric pieces and make them a quilt with the Hey Sugar fat quarters to celebrate the sibling love that they have for each other. Give this scrapbooker that is new to fabric a chance ;)

Stine66 said...

How to use fabric -
Hmmm I think it would be mostly as Ribbon - you know that MATCHES the paper perfectly. And then cut out with diecutting mashines as embellishments on my Lo's. Looking forward to seeing this fabric in the shops.

Mandie said...

Oh I would love some to PRINT on! I have bought this stuff that makes any fabric printable and can't wait to finally try it! Please send it my way and I'll put it through a printer!!!!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful fabrics!!

I would use them on Chipboard albums, make home made fabric flowers, decorate LO's with the fabric.

kalesmom4ever said...

I recently recieved a gracies album in the mail! Yippee!! Anyway, I am mamking little albums of my two children for my family for christmas. It will have portraits I have taken of the kids all summer in B&W. These beautiful colors and patterns would be perfect!

Chrys said...

I'd probably make a few flowers and cover some chipboard...but most of it would be made into a table runner! :) :)

Gayle215 said...

I would love to make embellies using this beautiful line. First you make a small yo-yo center with the fabric & sew a decorative button or chipboard to the center. Then, layer behind, coordinating paper circles (irregular is best with inked edges, of course). Add another flat fabric circle, fraying the edges. Finally, layer behind, circles of old fabric patters. These make great, already distressed looking flowers. They look great on tags, pages, pins, gift bags, etc.!!!

M@rtine said...

I will sew it around some chipboard and leave some extra around it for extra texture. Or maybe I will just sew it in the same shape as my chipboard and add fabric pages to my minibook.. or I would be making cute little dresses for the pictures.. or flowers for on my mages, or for cards.. or I will make pillows for my sofa and scrapbook pages with the same patterns to match the house.. or make little christmas embellishments for trees, or little pincoushins (do you spell that that way?).. or I would suprise my mom the uberquilter with some fabric and challenge here to make a fabric scrapbookpages.. or I would make Banners with them, with pictures on them or. or.. Too much to write down! I just NEED them!
:D Martine

Rebecca said...

oh, i'd use it as background or foreground for holiday ornaments. just cut into the shape--say, a reindeer--and use spray adhesive to attach it to the base. then decorate/embellish with glitter, beads, etc.

Ly + Alan said...

What beautiful fabric!! There are so many wonderful things you can do with it. I would use your fabric to cover journals, make gift tags, and I would love to make a quilt out of it.

Mrs. S said...

I take a 3-ring binder, cover it in quilting batting, then use beautiful fabric to create a gorgeous scrap book. I use ribbon to tie it shut and put paper protectors to slip my scrap book paper/layouts in to.

Davinie said...

Well, gal dang, I probably missed out on this, but you can do everything with fabric. Use it just like you use paper on a layout. Ruche it for a ribbon-like accent. Use it to cover something. Create flowers. Cover buttons. Use it for garlands and fall decor. Make a blanket for your kiddos. Fabric? Hey Sugar? I want some!

CJ said...

I was thinking it would be so cute to cover little journals, make some bookmarks and use strips of it on a scrapbook page (along with the paper!). OUT of the scraproom and into my sewing room - a quilt! pillows! Aprons! purses! I can't wait to see this IN PERSON!!!

Elise said...

I believe I would use it to cut letters, animal shapes, numbers and even landscape(trees etc.) to use on cardstock for birthday or greeting cards. Also I'd like to use it for bookmarks.
Very nice colors, love it!

Kathy said...

I would definitely use it to decopauge (sp?) on some cool plain wooden frames and give as holiday gifts to family and friends. Love the colors.

Debbie :-) said...

I LOVE the new fabric line!!! I think the first thing I would make with these fat quarters would be a crafting apron!! Then I'd start work on a layout using the fabric for yo-yo flowers and perhaps gather some like ribbon and add it to a page. I hope this pretty fabric line will be available in my local quilt shop!!