Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fugly Fabric Giveaway!

Fugly Fabric Party

Welcome to my contribution to the first ever Fugly Fabric Giveaway - and, well, my first ever giveaway at all! I fell in love with the idea of the fugly fabric giveaway when I first heard about it - because who hasn't gotten fabric and thought, "My gosh. Whoever thought THAT was a good idea?" ...and then somehow found it in your stash? Whoops.

This is perhaps not exactly the best giveaway to start with, is it? "Here, take all my crap, and hopefully stay a while and read about the things I do with fabric I actually like." Hrm.


Oh well. Anyway, here you go - in all their glory, here is a 16 fat quarter bundle (give or take, anyway - after all, it's fugly, which means it's not exactly the best...right?) full of fug. Fugliness? I don't know, I like fug. They're all from lots I purchased on eBay, all cotton, and all fug all the time. Fug fug fug. I just like that.


You see some batiks in there, but mostly tone-on-tone prints that, um, just aren't me. But hopefully they're you!

Also up for grabs is this fugly book. It was a prize in a contest - not the prize I actually won, but it was the one I was sent. Seeing as I already have enough hobbies without undertaking this one, well, here it is, another fugly prize for you all. I present to you Fabric Painting with Cindy Walter.


You each have two chances to win - as if you want any chances at all, right? Hah!

Note: You must be a follower to enter and win!

Chance 1: Leave a comment - perhaps tell me about your fugliest fabric, the fugliest thing you've ever made, or maybe what you'd do with this fugly fabric.

Chance 2: Spread the word! Tag me on Twitter (@stephmabry) and tweet about it, post it on your blog, pin this, somethin'. Leave another comment with a link back to where I can find the word-spreading.

So there you have it! Fabric that's full of fug and a giveaway that's full of fun. I hope. :)

I'll be using good ol' Mr. Random to choose a winner on Monday, February 13th. That gives you all week to follow, spread the word, enter to win, and maybe give away some of your own fugly fabric. Check back at Charm About You for more linky fun!

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to winners Kathy and Kristi!

33 comments:

  1. Those don't look too fugly to me and I'd love to try fabric painting!

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  2. I'm certain if I cut up your fuglies and mix in some other fabrics they won't look half as bad as you think!
    I'd love to try fabric painting too but I think the postage might be too much!

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  3. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I have some batiks that are ridiculously fugly (may be posting them as part of this party, just to get them out of my house finally). It looks like a swamp monster ate the fabric...swirls of greens, browns and yellows. Yuck!

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  4. LOL all fug, all the time. LOL I want the book. Sorry. I'm fascinated with dyeing and printing and painting on fabric, almost more than sewing it. What were you suppose to win that you didn't receive? What a bummer!

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  5. Brilliant, and weird... a favorite combination.

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  6. Here's what I would do with your fugly fabric -- I LOVE tone on tone prints. They are perfect for blocks made for the Block Lotto. I would use those for that!

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  7. I blogged about your giveaway today at:
    http://new2quilting.blogspot.com/2012/02/tiny-tuesday-try-it-tuesday.html

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  8. I'm a huge tone on tone fan. I'd love to win.

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  9. http://maxinegiveaways.blogspot.com/2012/02/fugly-fugly-party-giveaway.html

    I blogged about the giveaway in hopes to win!!! Two chances are better than one.

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  10. I've got some of the MOST fugly-- fugliest-- fabric that you've probably ever seen! I bought it at a thrift store-- pretty BIG piece of fugliness-- because it was cheap and I thought that *surely* I could think of *something* to do with it... It is black with gold metallic music notes all over-- that's not the FUGLY part--- and strewn randomly are little pink cherubs-- which *would* or *could* or *should* be cute, right? NOPE!! The cherubs are hilarious-- due to a misprint, they seem to be either rolling their eyes, or scowling, frowning, etc.... there may be a rare "cute" one scattered here and there, but for the most part, they are SO fugly! LOL

    As for your fuglies, I know that I could put them to good use! thanks for the giveaway!! :-)

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  11. I tweeted about the fugliness fun going on! Here is a link: https://twitter.com/#!/GwenWindham/status/166987747633016832

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  12. I would use these in a quilt that I needed a calm spot for the eye to rest.

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  13. I've tweeted about it https://twitter.com/#!/me0wp00/status/166998749070098432

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  14. I love tone on tones and am getting short now, would love to win

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  15. Hi....I'm a follower and I don't think these fabrics look fugly at all....I kind of like them. *smile*

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  16. blogging out your giveaway on my blog page.... http://ponderramble.blogspot.com/

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  18. My fugliest fabric which I incorporated into the backing for a quilt was this western looking pink,cream and grey stuff that looked like it had chastity belts and dildos on it!!!
    Mt girls were simply horrified! It was quite funny!

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  19. I surely am glad you girls (and guys?) can't see me on the other end of the internet right now. I have the silliest grin on my face! Thinking all about the fuggly's and what they represent. But seriously - My Aunt can take some fugly's and turn them into blue ribbon winners. She's not afraid of the fugly friends, not even one bit.
    I'm tyring to think of my fugliest fabric. I get a lot at thrift stores and buy a bundle for the one piece I like/love. So I have a LOT of fuffly stuff. Nothing really outrageous - but - shall we say - "challenging" prints and colors. One that sticks out is a putrid green in color with uneven horrible stipes. Now I just KNOW there is beauty in that fabric IF I can only cut it just right. Right?
    I love the FQ bundle you have. I want to make a black and blue and white allover quilt top and could use some of those.
    SMILES! :-)
    Cathy

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  20. https://twitter.com/#!/ByrdCathy/status/167069714110095360
    Tweet Tweedle Dee!
    I tweeted about it getting "FUGLY" over here :-)
    Cathy

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  21. I am a follower. My fuggliest project was a Christmas quilt I made using the cut and slash method where you cut 8 inch blocks of 8 fabrics stacked them and then cut them into 4 or 5 pieces and then shuffled them and put them back together. I called it my Santa upchucked quilt.

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  22. I actually like those fabrics, lol.
    My fugliest project.... Hmm, I guess that would have to be that ugly puke green macrame plant holder I made when I was 12. My mother loved the color and just had to have one.

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  23. I shared on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/VettekLisa/posts/298578250199280

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  24. I like the fabric & would love to use them in the quilts I make for my church prayer quilt ministry! Thank you!

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  25. I am new to quilting and every thing seems ugly but its looking better by the day would give this a good home.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  26. I can understand how you got the fabric, but they don't look fugly to me. :) The fuglist thing I ever made? I don't know there's a lot to choose from, but I think it'd be the stupid green apron I made in the 7th grade. Not sure if it was the fabric that made it ugly or the story of how it was made. At any rate it went into the trash can on my way home, once it was finished and I had a grade. ~Nita

    I think I'm a no-reply blogger and I don't know how to change that. My email is:nbeshear at yahoo dot com.

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  27. Please put my name in the hat for these fabrics - they would add to my projects!

    I'll change them into half square triangles with my light beige plain fabric and make pinwheels!

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  28. OMG your fabrics are PERFECT for any type of scrap quilt! LOVE tone-on tones. . . I would LOVE them. .d efinitely NOT fugly. But what I'm REALLYYYYY eyeballing is that BOOK!!! I started quilting because I am, first and foremost, a fabric dyer. Also I collect quilt and craft books. So really, you should choose me. . to win this because I would be the most thankful and grateful . . more grateful to win this than any of these people above me! hahahhaa. . just kidding (no really.) LOL

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  29. I pinned your contest too! http://pinterest.com/pin/84653667965614967/

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  30. Wow that book looks awesome to me :) I don't have any fugly fabric, and I've never made anything fugly haha!

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  31. I tweeted about it: https://twitter.com/#!/IamLilyMunster/status/168846443157794818

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  32. Your fabric cannot be possibly more frugly than mine. Check my blog to confirm.
    would love the fabric painting stuff and the fabric too.

    leena(India)

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