I am serious about trying to downsize all my sewing things. I've sold two machines (and only bought ONE... that's one less, right??); I've sold my Tutto rolling tote that I never used. I'm going to sell another 1130 that I've never used (it's a great machine!! I'm keeping the other one, which I use daily!) I may also sell another Singer 301 long bed (BLACK, even) that I'm not using. Let me know if you're interested in either of them.
Now I am going to give away some BATIK fabrics. I used to love them; they are taking up precious space in my cabinets and I'm not using them so I'd love to send them your way.
I'll fill a small package (prefer just to the US, please) and send it to you this week.
Please send me a comment by Wednesday and I'll mail it out Thursday.
Let me know what you think you'd do with a gift of batik fabrics, excellent quality!!
If you have no other takers for the batik fabrics I'd love them for our quilting ministry group. We make quilts for a local nursing home and others in need of some quilty cheer and comfort. I'm sure you'll have many takers for the Singer long bed 301, they're a wonderful machine.ReplyDelete
Interested in the batiks for charity quilts for project DJ It's a local group that makes quilts for seriously ill children (over 2500 last year!) Thank you.ReplyDelete
In 3 weeks I start a new Long Time Gone as I teach it, a great place for those wonderful batiks!ReplyDelete
Would love the batiks, have several ideas,.......I am leading a fat quarters collection for our guild quilt show. We will be awarding a lucky member a gift basket for selling the most tickets for our quilt raffle. Thanks for your generosity to your readers. I so enjoyReplyDelete
I've never sewn with batiks but think they're beautiful. I would make a small doll quilt.ReplyDelete
Batiks are my favorite, The make me so happy in the cold dark winter months. I love the bright ones: pink, lime green, orange, yellow and turquoise.ThanksReplyDelete
Seriously, you aren't ever planning to use batiks again? Wow! I mostly use my CW repros, but I do love batiks. However, there are others here with worthy causes that can use them more than I can. I know they will find a good home. :)ReplyDelete
I love using batiks! Especially in paper pieced designs!ReplyDelete
I love to applique with batiks and have even made a pieced quilt with them which hangs on my hallway wall. I want to try and use them for more regular quilts as the color variation is always so amazing. They do make lovely backgrounds as well. Thanks for sharing with us! K- firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
I am making Sujata Shah's amazing Organized Chaos quilt, and batiks will fit right in. The scrappier, the merrier!ReplyDelete
I would lhave ve to make a Bargello with some. Thank you for the chance. dorthac at aol.comReplyDelete
I am currently making a batik Wild and Goosey quilt. It would be fun to add more variety to the blocks with your scraps. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.ReplyDelete
I am always making "crumbs" (as Bonnie calls them) from scraps ... batiks always add interest to anything. Working on a quilt for my oldest niece in Denver ... she is a batik addict and any variety would add interest to her quilt (Storm at Sea). I so would love your 1130 and my tongue is hanging out at the BLACK 301 longbed ... but for my own sanity and the sake of my marriage (ha, ha, ha) my machine stable is fully occupied at this time. You will, no doubt, find suitable foster parents for them ;-) Linda Canends@Hotmail.comReplyDelete
Great idea lightening your load :-) I'm trying to do that too but need to get a little more focused. I'm curious why you didn't use your Tutto. I'm thinking of buying one as I'm starting to venture out a bit. Is there something you prefer to use toting your machine?ReplyDelete
I love batiks and love them for appliqué especially. But several years ago I made a purse with batiks and I ever got so many complements on anything before, so I would probably make a new purse, among other things!ReplyDelete
I just have a few batiks. I would love to make my friend a quilt and she is a batik lover. I think I may have to start buying batiks as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a chance to win your batiks, I'm also a scrappy quilt lover.
Oh wow! I'm glad you didn't bring the 1130 with you to Maine as I probably would have bought it. I think it is one of the best machines Bernina made. Good luck moving on to a new home.ReplyDelete
I admire your determination to downsize, I'm struggling with that. The one thing I don't seem to be overloaded on is batik fabrics, I guess I use them as quickly as I get them! I love the colors and textures. Like Ruth, I made a bag with batiks and get tons of compliments on it.ReplyDelete
I'm trying to downsize the stuff in my basement and keep adding to my sewing room. Would love to look at your machines, but I am in IL.ReplyDelete
I love working with batiks! Good luck with your downsizing!ReplyDelete
I am saving mine for us a quilt, and would add them to my pileReplyDelete
I love love love batiks! I'm in a charity quilting group and trying to do fun bigger stuff for older kids rather than baby/little kiddo quilts.ReplyDelete
I'd be so happy to take your batiks off your hands over here in your neighbor state of ID.
I love Batiks too! Im working on a pineapple quilt and also a cathedral window where they might be beautiful!ReplyDelete
Good luck downsizing!
I would love some low-volume Batik fabric; i am planning another Pomegranate quilt and would use it for flowers and alternate blocks...thanks for the chance...ReplyDelete
Would love to have some batiks. I would use them to make quilts for our quilt ministry at church.ReplyDelete
Your batiks would be used to make pineapple blocks in an on going project I have been sewing. If the colors are bright, the fabric would be used in the applique border! I enjoy your blog.ReplyDelete
Our quilt guild is requesting we use batiks for our monthly exchange blocks, and I do not have those. Thank you for the opportunity to join in ~ pokeyReplyDelete
I have my Mom's Singer 301 and love it. Love the feel of batik on the back of my hand when I hand quilt.ReplyDelete
I think I would like to make something for my grand daughter and her husband out of the batiks. Thank you for the opportunity.
I think it would be really fun to mix the batiks with reproduction fabrics the way that Edyta Sitar does. I'd like to give that a try with your giveaway fabrics!ReplyDelete
I don't sew much with batiks, but have found a wonderful and easy table runner pattern adapted from a row-by-row pattern a few years back that uses them. It makes such fun and quick gifts. And a batik 'storm at sea' is on my bucket list to make. So sweet of you to share from your stash! Someone will have a wonderful surprise.ReplyDelete
I don't want to win your batiks but I do want to comment that I'm also downsizing my quilting supplies. I've begun selling some of them and would like to sell a couple of machines as well.ReplyDelete