Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Favorite Recipe

My favorite recipe calls for 1 part beautiful fabric,



mixed with 1 part easy-to-follow instructions for a beautiful and useful item,



Sprinkle in a wonderful new sponsor,



Top all that with a giveaway of both fabric and pattern as well as a discount code that gives you 15% off each item ordered through October 31 and you've got a treat that will have you loosening your belt and saying, "What the hell, I'll run an extra lap tomorrow."
Pretty tempting recipe, right? Well, I whipped it up in celebration of my new collaboration with The Fabric Quarter as well as the release of my latest sewing pattern, Hex Pot Holders. This wonderful online and bricks and mortar shop has an amazing array of modern, fun fabrics from Robert Kaufman, Moda, Cloud 9, and so much more.
In fact, the fabrics I used for these pot holders:



were chosen from the awesome selection of cottons available at The Fabric Quarter.

To spread the love that is great fabric at a great price and used in a fun and functional pattern, The Fabric Quarter has even created a kit that includes all the fabrics I used in my pot holders, heat-resistant batting, and my Hex Pot Holders pattern.
But wait,( I have long wanted to use this phrase), that's not all. The Fabric Quarter is giving away 3 of these 8, fat quarter(how appropriate is that?) bundles.



They are folded into these amazingly cute stars and topped with a tape measure. The packaging is adorable.
Now I'm regretting having said,"that's not all," already because there's so much more.
The three lucky winners of the fabric stars will also receive a free copy of my Hex Pot Holders Pattern and The Fabric Quarter is offering a 15% discount on all items purchased between now and October 31 to all my readers. All you have to do is include the code POTHOLDERS15 when you checkout.
Forget the recipe metaphor, this is a smorgasbord of good stuff.
So, if you'd like an opportunity to win all you have to do is leave a comment along with your email. The email serves two purposes: 1. I can easily inform you when you are the big winner(s). 2. The Fabric Quarter would like to be able to update you on all their terrific products and sales. Don't worry. Your email won't be offered up to anyone else and you can always unsubscribe if you find you don't enjoy browsing beautiful fabric.

I'll take comments through October 31 and announce the winners on November 1. Good Luck!

154 comments:

sandandstarfish said...

they look AMAZING!! I love the colors together... and seriously, how stinkin' cute are the packages that they made up?!
Great job and thanks!!
sandandstarfish at yahoo dot com

Rachael & Ned said...

Love those fabrics! rachaeld_21@hotmail.com

sbmeeks said...

How cute!! I see Christmas presents in the making!!

sbmeeks@gmail.com

Jennie said...

Ooooh, count me in for some of that beautiful fabric.
I love your hex potholders, very cute, they make me want to work the math to figure out the angles. :-D
jennie.erwin at gmail.com

Charlotte said...

oh how gorgeous! I love those fabrics!

my email is charlottenewland at gmail dot com

fancystitching said...

YUMMY (pardon the food metaphor) stuff! I love those star-folded fat quarters!

Kat
fancystitching at hughes dot net

DianeY said...

Such pretty fabric & there packing is beautiful! I'd almost hate to unwrap it!

mcregan said...

I love all of your projects! Thanks for the giveaway! cregan@masd.info

Lisa said...

What cute packaging!!! Those fabrics are really beautiful!!!
kentuckygirl1961@yahoo.com

~Michelle~ said...

ooh, those fabrics are wonderful! thanks for the giveaway :)

Johanne said...

Such a beautiful presentation of the fabric and lovely pattern!
johanneliebana@gmail.com

Miss White Wall said...

Oh how wonderful. That fabric is gorgeous as are the potholders!

MissWhiteWall(at)gmail(dot)com

Alice R. said...

Oh, so cute, and something for everyone! What a nice giveaway!

Remembrances said...
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Remembrances said...

I am so addicted to potholders! I am giving them as Christmas gifts this year. That is beautiful fabric and your pattern is so cool! Very out of the ordinary (and I mean that in a good way!). Karin

Oops - forgot the email addy - khsds2 at yahoo dot com

sharon said...

Great pot holders and the colors are gorgeous! Thank you for having a give away, Sharonj.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Beautiful Fabrics. Great Giveaway!
rachelsquilts at hotmail dot com

Debbie said...

I love the fabrics in those cute little bundles! Thanks for counting me in, Malka! debbiesther @ gmail.com

beverlyanne said...

Inspired by you, I have been quilting mostly with my own hand-dyed fabrics. However, the fat quarters you have selected are amazing, evoking your own work in color and brightness. And I need them for my kitchen.

Mama said...

love it! those are beautiful... and what a great idea for gifts. i used to give people those ones made with loops on a loom when i was little, but this would show that i've come a long way in regards to crafts!

lifeasamama at gmail dot com

Meg said...

WOnderful! What a great giveaway!!

nutmeg36(at)gmail(dot)com

Livy said...

Lovely fabrics and a perfect Christmas gift.
Thank you for the giveaway.

felixgarbuio@gmail.com

The Calico Cat said...

Sign me up & thanks for making it easy. :o)

blimunda said...

I could not miss this opportunity!
Thanks for sharing!

blimundaquilts@gmail.com

J said...

Am amazed not only at the great design of the potholder, but the wonderful fabric and the cute packaging...this project has it all and will be a hot seller at the Fat Quarter. Thanks for the opportunity to win and the discount code to the shop. Jane
jar80631 at gmail dot com.

Bison Girl said...

Beautiful!

hager.erica at gmail.com

Ramona Burke said...

how fun! lafamiliaburke at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Those are amazing, so clever to pick out those cheerful colors. Would love to make some for Christmas presents!

evj23 at hotmail dot com

Amy said...
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Pumpkinmama said...

So glad the pattern is available, I've been loving these since you first made them. pumpkinmama@gmail.com

Ginger Freckle said...

love, love, love these! I would love to make some hex potholders as xmas gifts for family and friends. Thanks for sharing!
Jen
gingerfreckle[at]gmail.com

thought/found said...

Umm...AMAZING! I absolutely love everything!

thoughtandfound at gmail dot com

Catherine said...

Love these colourful pot holders and those fabric packages look too gorgeous to undo!! I'm off to check out their shop.
catherine dot whanga at gmail dot com

Monica said...

oh...... I LOVE THESE.... TOO GOOD for Christmas presents...

connie said...

Oh, what fun. I love the fabrics and your pattern looks wonderful. Thanks for this opportunity.
sayler83@gmail.com

robin mg lawrenz said...

What a lovely giveaway!!

robin dot giberson at gmail dot com

Nina said...

I wouls love to make one of those potholders... with that fabric...

Thanks for the giveaway.

diana said...

I could realy use those white and grays and I am sure the greens wont't mind me a bit :) Nor the oranges...

highwaycottage said...

Wow, stunning fabric. I love the cute way everything is folded. What a fantastic giveaway. Always nice to have a new shop to browse too :-)

highwaycottage@paradise.net.nz

Christa said...

The potholders are super cute and I love the idea of a pre-set kit for making them. What a great idea.

ellesquare said...

cool giveaway, and cool pattern!

lindsay[dot]ellesquare[at]gmail[dot]com

Daphne said...

I really love everything you do, you'ra so gifted !
nathalievan@mac.com

Daphne said...

I really love everything you do, you'ra so gifted !
nathalievan@mac.com

Vivika said...

What a great idea for a mutually advantageous post for you and your sponsor! I'd love to be entered...

vdenegre at yahoo dot com.

Dianne said...

Sweet fabric package! I love the hex potholder too. not your usual square or round. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a lovely package.

Sew Lovins said...

Love the fabric stars!!! heart

sewlovins@yahoo.com

Crafty Librarian said...

I love it when the packaging is almost as beautiful as the fabric, though this could stay on my "pretty things" shelf rather longer than it ought to so if I won I would try to force myself to unwrap it!

Thank you!

In case my google account doesn't link my email to this post try:
somanycrafts at yahoo dot co dot uk

Brenda said...

I love your recipe too! I'm at strings at mts dot net. thanks!

Jeni said...

So cute! And I love the way those fat quarters are arranged, adorable :)
jenib320@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Love those hex potholders, the fabric is so beautiful!

heathermentzer @ msn dot com

Sam said...

A new store to shop, a new pattern, fun fabrics, ... I'm already a winner!

Cala said...

These are really fun! calananda at gmail dot com

mek said...

As others have said, the potholders would make great holiday gifts. But, who am I kidding? I would totally end up keeping them for myself!

BaileyGirl5 said...

What beautiful pot holders. I seriously doubt I could stick them on a burning cookie sheet. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

mbailey16 at rochester dot rr dot com

BaileyGirl5 said...

What beautiful pot holders. I seriously doubt I could stick them on a burning cookie sheet. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

mbailey16 at rochester.rr.com

tong said...

love those potholders, they look so great, and love the fabrics too! thanks for the giveaway!

KarenB said...

Love the way they've assembled the fabrics! So cute.
helium_hand at ca dot rr dot com

Ammie said...

Every piece of these is gorgeous. Thanks!

ammieloris at hotmail dot com

Tara said...

Such amazing fabric! And the potholders rock too! Thanks for the chance to win!
taralynnrebman at gmail dot com

GroovyMoonChild said...

Super fun!
groovymoonchild@hotmail.com

Fran said...

Love the fabrics as well as the packaging !
YES....I'd love to win....thanks !
ripsom at cox.net

DiahRothman said...

Great pot holders and the fabric colors are gorgeous! I would not miss this for the world and for my next projects. Thank you for having a give away :D

PatchworkRose said...

Hi Malka
Just adore these fabrics and your post holders are bright and sassy.
Would love the opportunity to win.
Have a great Day
Cheers
Lynne

Angela said...

Malka I love your use of the phrase "and that's not all!" You have so many exciting projects right now!

Char said...

Love the potholders and the fabric.

charq3@verizon.net

GreenStyleMom said...

I love the potholders.
I love the fabric.
But wait! That's not all... :)
I especially love the way the fabric is packaged up!

Marcia said...

Lovely work. We need clean, nice hotpads, so, please include me in the drawing. Thanks for the opportunity to make some hexies. alternate email mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

9patchnurse said...

I love those fabrics and the potholders are outstanding. I love the shape.

NL said...

What a generous giveaway. I'd love to try one of your patterns - and winning this one (plus the fabrics) would be amazing.

nechamalea @ gmail.com

Margaret said...

Great fabrics and pattern! Thanks for the chance to win.
smargster@msn.com

Shruti said...

Thank you for the chance to win some fabric from one of the fabulous stores... Cheers from India
shrutinow at gmail dot com

The Handmaden said...

Wow, terrific giveaway, thank you!

kelandpat@optusnet.com.au

Donnell said...

Me... me... me...! Me? I want to win. Your potholders are awesome.

djc at hot dot rr dot com

corinne said...

Holy moly what a giveaway. The stads are adorable. The kit would be wonderful. I love the pot holders, thanks for a chance to win.

corinne said...

Beautiful fabrics

Netta said...

Love the color combination!!!! nanasew at gmail dot com

VeronicaMade said...

These fabrics are beautiful! I really love the potholder. The shape is so cute. That would make a great gift.

Care said...

Those colors are FANTASTIC! And I love the packaging!!

stitchwhipped [at] gmail

Monika said...

These fabrics are super cute - so are your potholders!!

Dia's Days said...

What a unique pot holder! So fun and cute!
303claudia at gmail . com

Noga said...

I love your work, thanks for sharing it with us' and thanks for the giveaway, wonderful fabric!

Noga
nogalewis@yahoo.com

gill said...

What a great giveaway! such amazing colours!
Can I join in from the UK??
Gill

gillwatson at mailbox dot co dot uk

Anonymous said...

I just love the colors!!!!!!!The potholders come in handy, my friend`s daughter just moved into her own little flat!!! Love to read your blog.
KarinM.

mjb said...

What a fun design in the potholder - and who doesn't love fabric :) mgraciej at gmail

trixi said...

Beautiful fabrics ,creatively packaged...so much fun!

trixandeli at hotmail dot com

purduepam said...

Love the fabric bundles and the potholder. Hope I win
plboner at yahoo dot com

Vickie said...

Those pot holders would be just the right *ingredient* to add to Christmas stockings and be used the year round! The pattern looks absolutely adorable and those fat quarter stars really *sparkle* and *shine*! AND a 15% discount, just to add a little *spice* to our holiday shopping! Makes for a *great dish*!!!

Thanks!

vickieangell at gmail dot com

All It Seams said...

Great pattern and wonderful fabric choices. I signed up for the newsletter. Thank you for the give-away.

Caro said...

Would love a chance to win some great fabric. Thanks.
casands1@comcast.net

patty a. said...

The bundles look yummy! What beautiful fabric! Thanks for having a giveway. Your blog is always an inspiration!

Katie said...

so cute!

katie.nobles at gmail.com

dustin said...

wow. great stuff. everything really came together for this.
d
dustincecil(at) yahoo.com

Jacey said...

Congrats on the new pattern! The potholders are so cute, and the fabric stacks are equally adorable.

parandroid7 at gmail dot com

Daisy said...

Yes yes. Of course I'd like to make some of those! Please count me in.

Melissa said...

Those packages look amazing! I love the block you made.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Michele Pacey said...

what a down right beautiful giveaway... okay. are you sure you are GIVING this stuff away???... okaaay then... i'm in.

michpacey@gmail.com

Deb said...

I love these bright colors; they remind me of your hand-dyed fabrics. Would love to win one of these packages! ddechurc@indiana.edu

Claire said...

Just got my fist sewing machine, had initial lessons from my mother in law and now need a project to get my teeth into - this would be perfect! clairemontgom at gmail dot com

DeverieAnn said...

I just made my first potholder this week. This is such a great pattern and shape!
Deverie bergeivin

jdbergevin@yahoo.com

Joy said...

I love your pattern and color combination. Thanks for the giveaway!
joykelley at gmail dot com

jenny said...

congrats of your new pattern! and the fabrics you've chosen are really cute!

Kathryn said...

These look yummy. I know someone's kitchen would adore these. Kathryn2001@comcast.net

quilthexle said...

That's a wonderful way to celebrate your new cooperation. I would love to win ;-)) my mail-addy is quilthexle at yahoo dot de

Digital Misfit said...

That hex pattern looks so fun, and the fabrics are delicious!
Please count me in!
hugs,
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Marijke van Swaaij said...

Hi Malka, today my daughter (34) asked me to teach her to sew !!! I was VERY HAPPY and started immediately. If I win the lovely fabrics they are for her. That'll get her going.
Marijke van Swaaij
mvswaaij@home.nl

Andrea said...

Ahem ~ Julie and Julia should be so lucky as to have such beauty in their kitchens. Me, I'm hoping to win for my son Desi, who at 13 is a brilliant cook and future chef extraordinaire. Malka, like Miss Rumphius, you make the world more beautiful ~ thank you!

avdh at sover dot net

laura said...

What a great giveaway & congrats on your new pattern & sponsor!

Becky said...

The packages are lovely enough-- the fabrics, batting, and pattern wonderful. And you are hilarious! Thanks for always putting a smile on my face.

mansfield.32@osu.edu

Dianne said...

Hi Malka;
While I do love your blog and enjoy reading the comments I don't necessarily want to receive the many hundreds of them in my inbox. Apparently I have done something wrong when adding myself as a follower. I am a newbie at this blog thing so can you offer any suggestions as to how to stop the avalanche of e-mails? Thanks!

Malka Dubrawsky said...

Dianne- I had no idea it was even possible as a blog follower to receive the comments from my blog as emails. I too follow several blogs and have not had this issue. I would check your settings with blogger. You may have inadvertently checked a box that needs to be unchecked.

superstitches said...

Great fabric. Love the potholders.

Dianne said...

Hi Malka;
It was as easy as clicking "Unsubscribe to the comments for this post" at the bottom of your response. who knew!!
:-)

Susan said...

Those fabrics are beautiful. I was just thinking of making some potholders for friends.
susan@susanwilson.net

neecy said...

Amazing fabrics. And hexagons in all sizes are my favorite shape of all time.

neecy1@gmail.com

Julie said...

What fun! julieomiller at sbcglobal dot net

Elena said...

Super cute pattern AND fabric! Nice work!
elenadp@aol.com

gill.carlile said...

I love your sense of design,style and colour combination. And the packages are quite charming. Thank you for the inspiration from your blog.

gill.carlile@orange.fr

linda said...

love the pattern and the fabrics!!

cottagegardenquilts at gmail dot com

em's scrapbag said...

Yummy! This recipe is a keeper!

tropicslady said...

WOW, I've been eyeing the potholders since you first posted about them. I even asked if perhaps you had a tutorial for them! I gave them my best shot but mine didn't turn out too well. So glad to be able to get my hands on a pattern. Great holiday gifts, don't you think?

tropicslady at gmail.com

tropicslady said...

WOW, I've been eyeing the potholders since you first posted about them. I even asked if perhaps you had a tutorial for them! I gave them my best shot but mine didn't turn out too well. So glad to be able to get my hands on a pattern. Great holiday gifts, don't you think?

tropicslady at gmail.com

IamSusie said...

What great looking little bundles!
tszig[at]hotmail[dot]com

Kirsten N said...

These would be wonderful for Christmas gifts!!!
northfield@internode.on.net

hmj said...

Okay I confess. I just want the kit for the packaging. And replacing my nasty old stained potholders wouldn't hurt either. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Chriss said...

Hello and thanks for the opportunity.
I need to make a wedding gift...crossing my fingers!

Moon said...
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Moon said...

Those are too cute! I'd love to be able to try to work them out for myself :)

almondpanda @ gmail.com

Angela D. said...

Great colors and pattern. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway!

Katherine

katherinelowe at gmail dot com

maeve315@msn.com said...

Those packages are done up so beautifully! Makes them look especially appealing. Would love to win! The potholders are great - I need some of those myself! I bought some of your fabrics recently and I have to say they are more gorgeous than even the Internet can display them. They are like a precious treasure to me.

Jennifer said...
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Jennifer said...

Awesome potholders, and kit from the fabric quarter shop! Thanks
Jennifer@elementalvoid.com

jaime said...

What gorgeous fabric. Count me in for the giveaway--please!

Leisurely Lesley said...

Hmmmm potholders...what a great gift idea. Even better that they're aesthetically gorgeous.

Michele said...

LOVE this pattern and those fabrics! Thanks for a great giveaway. knitobsessed at gmail dot com

carolph said...

I need new potholders but those might be too pretty to use!.. Love the fabric.

KylieC said...

Fantastic bundles - love the colours and those potholders would be great for anyone! Thank you!

Peggy said...

I am soooo in love with your BEAUTIFUL hex potholders. I would love to make some for myself and as holiday presents.
art19552001 at yahoo dot com

Violetsrose said...

Oooh, I want to win so much!!! - I love the colours and designs on those fabrics!

Patti said...

Oh, would sure love to win!!! Your work is awesome!

Evin5 at aol dot com

Irelle said...

Great idea to do a project with The Fabric Quarter. I love that shop! Can't wait to make your hex potholders in lots of different fabric!

Sheetal said...

I love the idea of non-square shapes for potholders...your's are simply amazing Malka!

Laurie said...

Love them! Eagerly awaiting the arrival of your new book in my mailbox.

Dani said...

Bringing a lurker out with a giveaway! Love your site.

daniellesickmiller at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

you do such eye-catching work. love the fabric and designs. just started quilting and love the pot-holder size projects. (Also love Austin.)
Thanks for the heads-up on The Fabric Quarter connection.
Susal (sgneff at chartermi dot net)

Paula said...

I enjoy your slightly different view of the quilting world. The wonderful inspirations you share with us. Count me in on this give-away! Thanks for the offers!

Tally said...

What a great way to present a stack of fabric. I don't know if I even would unpack them ;-)

I don't understand this email-stuff, but you have my email adress when I comment here. Hopefully that is enough for winning.

elena said...

Wow! This potholder are wonderful. Love this pattern and the fabrics you have chose to made them.
thanks for this chance to win :D

Elena

lenarod8@yahoo.es

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog and I jus love the potholders! Such nice bright colors. I would love to win.
Verna

nanann said...

Such fun! the hexies and the fabric!

therealnanann at gmail . com

Shanna said...

The packaging is so pretty and the fabric is beautiful. Please count me in!! Thanks
Shanna

Jennifer Joshua said...

Love the fabrics.....benita.sam@gmail.com

lindar said...

OOh, I love handmade potholders and used to to the "country" applique look with ducks et al... now I see your great pattern and the wonderful colors and I feel I have been reborn into a new century! I will be ordering the kit but would love to have a chance to win the giveaway.
lindaradwanski@sbcglobal.net

Lisa Arndt (Kelly) said...

I LOVE these! So glad I stumbled across your blog... I am ordering the pattern. In case I don't win. Creativequilting@gmail.com