Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New sponsor and a giveaway!!


Welcome to our new sponsor



A little about Vicki's fabrics from Vicki...

The most unique thing about my fabrics is that they are hand dyed so each fabric is a one-of-a-kind creation. That said, I have hundreds of dye recipes and can create custom colors. I am best known for my fabric gradients. These fabrics blend colors from selvedge to selvedge and are very popular with art quilters for landscape backgrounds and they make great borders for traditional quilts.

My goal is to introduce (or reintroduce) quilters and fiber artists to the world of hand dyed fabrics. Hand dyed fabrics have a reputation for not being colorfast and, for that reason, many quilters are afraid to use them. My fabrics are processed to remove all of the excess dye and you can use them in your quilts as confidently as you do commercially printed fabrics. You can read about my process for removing excess dye here and the process is also effective for you to use with commercial prints that bleed. One recent quilter used this process on a finished quilt that bled and it got out all of the excess dye that had bled onto her white fabrics.




Be sure to visit Vicki's Blog (with lots of tutorials), her facebook, Google + and pinterest

3 ways to enter:
Leave a comment here
Go to the shop and pick your favorite item (tell us in an additional comment)
Visit her blog or pinterest or facebook  (tell us that you did in additional comment) 


Vicki is giving away a hand dyed fabric Stash Pack from her shop and a Goddess Sheet Teflon pressing sheet from Mistyfuse. The winner will get to select the Stash Pack of their choice.





Vicki is also offering a special 15% discount to Quilt Story readers through January 18. Use coupon code QUILTSTORY15

This giveaway is now closed.

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164 comments:

Lynne said...

I love hand-dyed fabrics!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Beautiful!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

I think my favorite is the Under the Sea gradient.

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

And I've pinned her blog post about how to make sure dyed fabrics are colorfast.

Kathy MacKie said...

Would love to win an original! Thanks.

Kathy MacKie said...

I love the purple dies.

Susanne said...

Welcome! I did not work with hand dyed fabrics before. Would love to try.
Susanne

Susanne said...

The Hand Dyed Fabric Ghent look amazing.
Susanne

Serenap95 said...

I like the Hand Dyed Fabric - Just Ducky - One Yard


serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

I liked Vicki on facebook.

Kathy said...

I like the Hand Dyed Fabric GREEN stash pack in Vicki's Etsy shop - soooooooo pretty!

Kathy said...

I love hand dyed fabrics, they give everything a personal aspect.

Anita said...

How lovely. Thanks for a chance to win!

Anita said...

I really like the fabric rainbow selections!

Anita said...

I visited her site and am a new follower. Love her Sugar Maple placemat tutorial...my favorite colors! =)

zarina said...

I have been using her many color palettes to make my own hand dyed threads (HDTs).

zarina said...

I am already following her blog and just followed via Pinterest.

zarina said...

I love her new Toluca FQ pack.

Karen said...

Brilliant giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

Karen

Lisa Marie said...

Thanks for introducing me to Vicki and her beautiful fabrics!

Lisa Marie said...

I went to Vicki's shop and I love the Stash Packs. The teals are my favorite.

Lisa Marie said...

I checked out Vicki's blog and read several posts. She had one about Angry Birds. I have never played this game but the characters crack me up -- so many cute photos in her post.

Dorian said...

OHh, I love hand dye's, they are soooo beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway.

lynaeve said...

I've never used hand dyed fabrics but i'd love to try it

Deanna said...

Thank you for the dye tip. It is one of those things one hopes will never be needed, but it is good to have on hand.

pinsandneedles said...

These are beautiful! I have never worked with hand dyed fabrics before. Love to try.

pinsandneedles said...

I love the orange colors in Karratha selection. Beautiful.

Teje said...

Hi! I love batics and their colours which are like painting! Thank you for a lovely wive away!

Mommarock said...

I love her reds. Of course I always love reds. Well, hey it is Valentines Day soon :)

Mommarock said...

Thanks for a chance in this great giveaway!

Diane said...

Love the look of hand dyed fabrics but I've never ventured ... thanks for the info! & the giveaway :)

Laurel09 said...

Thank you for the chance to win these beautiful fabrics!

Laurel09 said...

I visited Vicki's shop and loved all of the stash packs. I particularly liked the red (I usually am drawn to red), but I also liked the pink and green ones.

Laurel09 said...

I visited Vicki's blog and really enjoyed it. I have been considering Pinterest, but haven't really checked it out. After reading Vicki's post about it, I probably will go ahead and join!

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, those are beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!!

stephmabry said...

Lovely products. Thank you for the chances to win!

stephmabry said...

I love the Edmonton yardage. I think it'd be great as backing or binding!

gill said...

I love working with hand dyed fabrics!

gill said...

I like Vicki's 'Zapopan' fabric

gill said...

I visited Vicki's blog and signed up for her monthly newsletter!

Rachel said...

I am a sucker for hand dyes!

Rachel said...

I followed her on Pinterest!

Rachel said...

I visited the shop and I'm in love with the teals.

JustPam said...

Those orange and teals stash packs are gorgeous!

JustPam said...

I am now receiving her newsletter from her blog and following her on pinterest.

B Greene said...

Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity! What a wonderful sponsor to have!

B Greene said...

I visited the shop and I would have to say that the Blue Stash Pack is my favorite, but I love the Pebble one, too... and the Autumn Stash Pack has great range... Oh, they are ALL beautiful!!!

B Greene said...

I also visited Vicki's Facebook page - Thanks for the extra entry!

B Greene said...

I also visited Vicki's Facebook page - Thanks for the extra entry!

Lee said...

hand dyed are so nice and hers are beautiful! thanks for the nice giveaway.

Lee said...

I love the Autumn stash pack and thre greens are pretty too! thanks!

Lee said...

I visited her blog and left a note! thanks!

Editfolt said...

I love hand-dyed fabrics!

Needled Mom said...

Each of those collections is simply gorgeous.

Linda V said...

Those fabrics are wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda V said...

Under the Sea is one of my favorites of many! Thanks!

Linda V said...

I visited vicki's blog and Pinterest. On Pinterest, I liked her list of books to read. Thanks again.

Editfolt said...

I love printerest. Thank you giveaway!

Editfolt said...

Beautiful all fabrics! Thank you!

Tracy said...

Lovely!

Deb said...

I love hand-dyed fabrics!

Deb said...

I like the Paradise gradient in her shop. Thanks.

Tracy said...

I visited her blog too

Tracy said...

They are all so beautiful, my favorite right now are the reds.

Suzanne said...

I love her hand-dyed fabrics and am in the process of trying her technique for keeping fabrics from bleeding

Suzanne said...

I also visited her blog (hope the process of setting the dyes works)

Suzanne said...

I would love the red stashpak...I think it would make a nice addition to some Hawaii florals I'm planning for a quilt.

Ella said...

I love the passion flower fat quarter stack in the store!

Ella said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

twelve30 said...

I'm a follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway.
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twelve30 said...

I'm into everything red these days so I'm picking the hand dyed red fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

twelve30 said...

I visited Vicki's blog. I like! Thanks for the giveaway.
twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

Lacey said...

These are awesome! I am definitely going to be purchasing some and hopefully winning even more!

James-Linda said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Kim said...

I used to hand dye fabrics and love the color variations. These are beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kim said...

These are beautiful. I lOve the colors.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Your color combos are really unique and look like to fun to work with!!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Gosh in her shop... what don't I like. I think one of the fabrics that keeps grabbing me is gradient called Sundance.. such bold colors. Tijuana is a close second. Awesome!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

I visited her on her blog and pinterest and now following along.

debbiekl said...

So pretty! I'd love to try these!

debbiekl said...

The Art Quilt Kit - Growin' Poppies is really cool!

sweetboaterchick said...

I love hand dyed fabrics! I even did a research project in college on dyes.

sweetboaterchick said...

Oh and even though I love pinks, I would say my favorite has to be the teals!
~Carolyn

Danny said...

They're all so pretty!

Danny said...

visited her blog!

Sallie said...

These are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sallie said...

My favorite is Hand Dyed Fabric Gradient - Under the Sea. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sallie said...

I visited Vicki's blog and left her a message.

Jane S. said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway! I do love hand-dyed fabrics so getting to look through her shop will be a real pleasure.

Jane S. said...

I've been to Vicki's blog and had added her to my bookmark list on Google Reader.

Jane S. said...

My favorite fabric from Vicki's shop is the Celaya fabric -- I love the texture and the colors!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love hand dyed fabric.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love the stash packs.

Karen said...

I really like the Rainbow gradient fabric. All those luscious colors rolled into one!!!

Karen said...

I visited Vicki's Blog

hueisei said...

Congrats on new sponsor!
Love the hand dyed fabrics :)

hueisei said...

Loves the Hand Dyed Fabric - Tampico from the shop!

hueisei said...

Added her to my friends list on FB.

ylrbmk said...

I love the subtle variations in the hand-dyed fabrics.

ylrbmk said...

I checked out Vicki's blog and her Pinterest boards.

ylrbmk said...

I checked out Vicki's Etsy shop...great selection.

Janet said...

I love hand dyed fabric. Thanks for a chance to win these beauties!

Janet said...

I love the hand dyed black which is called Edmonton.

Gwen said...

SO pretty!! I love the beautiful blending... gorgeous fabric! :-) Thank you for the chance to win!

Dawn said...

My fav from her Etsy shop is Jellicle Moon Wall Hanging PATTERN and GRADIENT Only Quilt Kit.

Dawn said...

gorgeous fabrics!

Dawn said...

I visited her blog

JoyceLM said...

The hand-died fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win.

JoyceLM said...

I love her Teals fabrics. Beautiful colors.

JoyceLM said...

I visited Vicki's blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

How fun, and what a nice niche. You're right - there is a bit of fear about using hand-died fabrics, but now I understand and will be more inclined to try them out - they're gorgeous!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I visited Vicki's Shop and really like the Pink Stash - yummmmmm.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

I looked through the Pins Vicki has on Pinterest!

Lisa C said...

Love at those blues! Just heavenly. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I visited her blog.

Nancy Sue said...

The hand-dyed fabrics are wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to organize the giveaway for us! Perfect fabrics!

Nancy Sue said...

My favorite item from Vicki's store is the bass clef panel. It's such a large contrast from her gorgous colorful collection. It comes off whimsical, and is just wonderful!

Nancy Sue said...

I visited Vicki's blog and facebook. I signed up to be a follower of her blog.

Rachelle said...

I love hand-dyed fabrics

Rachelle said...

I like the hand-dyed gradient Pine Forest best.

Tamie said...

I love hand dyed fabrics. They have so much depth to them. Thanks for the giveaway.

Tamie said...

Oh my gosh, how can you pick a favorite in her shop? I love the pack of teals.

Tamie said...

I visited Vicki's blog. Love her Angry Bird softies. Thanks again for the giveaway.

felice said...

The fabric is very pretty

Gerrie said...

I would love some of Vicky's fabric!!

Gerrie said...

And, I left a comment on Vicky's FB page.

Jenny Williams said...

Wow! How can you go wrong with a Goddess sheet and some of Vicky's gorgeous fabric? I never win any of these, but I can already see stunning art quilts with that fabulous orange group. Mmmmmm - like candy.

Laura T said...

I love hand dyed fabrics and use them whenever I can! I would love to win some of her great fabric:)
LauraT

Laura T said...

I visited her blog and found her audio post about Clive Cussler interesting as I've read his books but not this series. I'll have to give this series a try!
LauraT

Laura T said...

I really like the Pebbles and Rock packet of fabrics. Great choice of fabrics all around:)
LauraT

Tina said...

I love hand dyes.

Tina said...

The teals are my favorite. Thank you for a chance to win.

Angela Grasse said...

Oh my gosh. Your fabrics are so gorgeous!!!

Fivespoon Gallery said...

Discovered Vicky's fabrics when I was do a demo at the Mistyfuse booth at the Houston show.... Love Mistyfuse and now love Vicky's fabrics.... win win win all away around.

Tina said...

I visited Vicki's blog and facebook page. Thank you for a chance to win some hand dyes

Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

I've used Vicki's little squares when I've helped at the Mistyfuse booth...never saw her fabrics "in the whole" until now! Gradients are wonderful....Way cool!
Lisa Quintana

Guila Greer said...

Vicki - I love your hand dyes - you achieve such vibrant and varied hues. I would love to see them in person, hint hint :-)
Guila in Southern California

Carla G said...

What gorgeous hand-dyed fabric! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Carla G said...

I visited her blog! :)

Carla G said...

I like the Hand Dyed fabrics - TEALS Stash Pack - 10 Fat Eights.

CaroleM said...

Beautiful fabrics!!

PJB said...

I LOVE handdyed fabric. I do a lot of applique and the tone on tone fabric is so perfect for applique.

PJB said...

I visited Vicki's blog. I liked the discussion of value. It's so interesting that the value really jumps out in black and white!

PJB said...

My favorite thing at Vicki's shop on Etsy is the Hand Dyed Fabric Value Gradient Pack in blues (called Egyptian), although the Hand Dyed Fabric Value Gradient Pack in Green was a VERY close second.

marshaleith said...

love the hand dyed fabric. Now to pop over to her site!

marshaleith said...

My fabric item in her shop is the hand-dyed rainbow gradient...

FlutterbugArtGirl said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Erin said...

I love Vicki's hand-dyed fabrics am doing her color palate challenge! Peacock colors I drool over but love the home colors too! Also the palate we are working on now!

pwofford said...

Vicki's fabrics have tempted me to try my very first hand-dyes! Lovely colors.

pwofford said...

I visited Vicki's blog -- liked the post on value.

pwofford said...

Visited her shop -- loved the gradients. Thanks for the giveaway!

WYO Di said...

Luvn me some hand dyeds!

WYO Di said...

Visited Vicki's blog, love the jewel tone colors.

WYO Di said...

I now follow Vicki's BLOG.

Katerina said...

Not just dyed fabric but such beautiful shading that must have taken ages to get right. Thank you for the offer

Angela Wilson said...

I am new to quilting and have never worked with hand dyed fabric but they look awesome! I think I may have to use some in my next project.

deserae said...

I love her fabric!

deserae said...

I follow Vicki's blog

deserae said...

I love her teal fabric

New Quilter said...

Teal, teal, teal for me. I am new to quilting - and the colors are wonderful.

Casper65 said...

I love making and using hand-dyed fabrics! I am working on a Tumbling Blocks Baby Quilt done in all hand-dyed fabrics!

Eileen said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for e opportunity and have a great day

Judith said...

I especially love the green gradients. I read thru a lot about
the fabrics and am so impressed. I was going to try some fabric dying this year with RIT, but I think I will review my choices. lol

Judith said...

Can't wait to try fabric dying.

Judith said...

Visited on Facebook - zephyr_judith