Friday, November 12, 2010

Sharing the wealth! (giveaway)

Yesterday, I had to drive down to the airport to pick up 12 visitors to my university. On the way to the airport, there just happens to be a quilt shop that is going out of business and having an AWESOME sale. I had to stop, right?

Remember me lamenting the fact that I don't have enough yardage of anything to do borders? That was my goal - buy yardage. Since I didn't have much time, I didn't want to wait around for lots of cutting, so I looked for bolts that I could deadbolt - after all, the discount was 45% if you finished a bolt. And in my mind, I told myself to buy some bright fabrics; it seems I always gravitate towards darker, more somber/earthy colors, and I wanted to brighten my stash.

OK, don't laugh, but here's what I got:

Not a bright fabric in the bunch! Oh well, I guess you like what you like!

I also picked up 3 yards of this flannel to see if I'd like it better for my Get Well Checkerboard Quilt border - we'll see. (Sorry for the crappy photo)

So, I left with nearly 28 yards of fabric (27 and 7/8). Wow. I've never bought that much fabric at once in my life. It is truly more than I need. I should share, don't you think?

So, here's the deal - guess how much I spent on those (almost) 28 yards. Whoever comes closest to the actual amount spent (not including tax) wins, and I will send you a half-yard cut of any three of those fabrics - your choice. You can guess as many times as you'd like. I'll close the giveaway on Sunday morning, 9:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time). Be sure to tell me which three fabrics you'd like in your comment, because I plan to wash all the fabrics on Sunday, and I want to cut your winnings out first (since not all of us pre-wash).

Oh, and part of the reason I'm feeling so generous - I won a giveaway this week from Leona's Quilting Adventure! My boys both need new quilts, and I'm trying to picture what I can make with these - any ideas?

Happy Friday, everyone!


Rachel said...

Of COURSE you had to stop!!! I think it was worth it too :)

My guess is $30 and I like it all.

Hope you're having a great Friday.

Cheryl Willis said...

I know I had a blast when I did my 'purchse' from a closeout.
My guess off the bolt is a total of $84.

second guess is $98,

prints for the boys quilts are cute. I am a fan of the D9 for kids, give you pieces to look at and it is fast to sew together. cw

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I saw that you had won that giveaway! Such fun prints ~ congrats!

My guess would be $75

The Cozy Quilter said...

Funny how the fabric magnets pull us off the road and into the store...

I love the brown and orange fabrics that you bought! One can never have enough neutrals in their stash. I am always short of backings too.

I think you spent about $50.00.

Happy sewing!


Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Wow, what fun...doesn't it feel good. Ok, my first guess is that you spent approximately $137.50.
My fabric choices are the 3 shirting-like fabrics (white, off-white) in the second photo. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

Janet said...

Lucky you for that win. I think that fabric would $69.25 and I'd like the first three fabrics, brown, orange and green.

Judi said...

Oh my I'm so proud of you for spending some money and I LOVE the new checher boarder and I can't believe they had fabric left for you to purchase. Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

I think you spent $123.04. If you spent less than that, you really, really got a fantastic bargain.
I can always use neutrals, so if I'm the lucky winner just pick out 3 neutrals for me.
Linda in Southern Illinois

Wilma NC said...

$124.00 What deals though. And pretty fabric.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I'm guessing $132.75.

Second guess...$147.78

If you had bought that much fabric here and it wasnt on sale and it was from a quilt shop it would have cost you about 600 bucks. Seriously. Online shopping has changed my life.

Oh and wasnt it you that commenetd about my 33 yards of fabric a few weeks ago...I wish I could find the comment because I have a feeling it would be a case of it coming back to bite you!

Glad you got to treat yourself :)

ShelleyK said...

Going out of Sale prices plus 45% off?

I'll guess some of my favorite numbers: $23, $47, and $71

That sounds like fun: I should muster up the courage to buy a few bolts...

Piece by Piece said...

What a haul!!!! I am going to guess $126.00, even though I believe it is lower. Any way if I win, I love the wavy one in the first photo, and the two on the bottom of the second picture.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful fabrics and I'm going to guess... 60.00 and for the second guess I think 84.00

Sam said...

Hi Erin! Love the fabrics you bought! You have fantastic taste and are soooo lucky to be able to buy so much. You are so right, while most of us have stashed that are bursting at the seams (pun intended) it is rare that we have enough yardage in our stashes to make boarders. Love love love it! Sam xox

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Ok guessing agian. This time I will say 124.00 and I like the brown, orange and the green.

Joan said...

My guess is 109.99 and I like all the fabrics, so if I win, you can pick for me!

Anonymous said...

Wow Lady,
What a will use it all in no time!
My guesses for cost are: $84, $112 and $126!