Solids Rock giveaway

When I got back into sewing after my kids were born, Moda didn’t excite me.  I feel badly for saying this….but all their fabrics seemed like “old lady” quilt fabric.  Now, however, I feel very differently.  I LOVE love love Moda. I believe it’s a combination of my expanding fabric palette and the fact that they have brought really really great designers on board in the last several years.

Wonderful Color So when I knew it was time to add some solids to my inventory, I looked a few companies but quickly narrowed it down to Moda’s Bella Solids or at Robert Kaufman’s Kona Solids. And for me, Bella won. They just seemed softer and higher quality from the samples I compared. Not as stiff and loose. I didn’t conduct super official studies, but I wanted to send out a product that I felt confident in…and Bella won. Plus, I really appreciate that Moda sells to independent shops rather than the large chain stores.

I’d like to pass some onto you to see what you think! So I’m giving away 2 (yep!) Fat Quarter Sets of all the solid colors I currently have in stock! (That is 27 total but just fyi, 2 are from Michael Miller. Their Jet Black and Jet Brown are must have in your stash!) And let’s not end there! Oh no!

Easy Quilt Projects

To go along with all the wonderful solid colors, I have 2 copies of this great book! Easy Pieces Quilts is chock full of projects, and not just quilt projects! There are bags, crayon rolls, placemats, skirts, scarfs and more. I’m really annoyed with myself for not ordering 3 copies so I could keep one for myself! 🙂

Easy Quilt Projects

(There are a few more pictures on my Flickr page.)

Comments now closed.  Winners will be announced shortly!

So you can enter 2 ways.
(and therefore 2 times)

#1.  Leave a comment here.

#2. Hop onto Facebook and “Like” my page.
(fyi, you are no longer Fans. You just like me. Much less commitment than becoming an official fan, does that make you feel better?!?!? 😉 )

I’ll pick one winner from the blog comments and one winner from my Facbook page.  But not until next week.  I’ll be gone this weekend….

Over the next several days, I’ll be highlighting many of the great Moda fabrics. (And by golly, I better have that quilt ready to bind before I leave town on Friday!) But you don’t have to wait on me. All Moda fabrics are on sale right now. 🙂

And can I just say that I love you guys! I don’t tell you that often enough.  I really appreciate that you support my independent shop!

PS.  Of course, international entries are always welcomed!

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133 Responses to “Solids Rock giveaway”


  1. 1 Doina April 29, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  2. 2 Adrianna April 29, 2010 at 12:43 am

    um, 1 word: Momo! Doesn’t get better than that. I’ve always bought Kona, so I’m really interested in what Bella is like now. Must give it a try.
    thanks for a great giveaway!

  3. 3 upstatelisa April 29, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I have been loving solids lately but have not tried the Bella…

  4. 4 upstatelisa April 29, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I am all ready a fan of yours on FB!

  5. 5 sally April 29, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I LOVE love love your store Am already a facebook fan and love the fact you include is international people!

  6. 6 Grace April 29, 2010 at 1:35 am

    wow, sign me up! Thanks!

  7. 7 dolcifusa April 29, 2010 at 2:12 am

    Great giveaway! And the new solid fabrics have so vivid colours!
    Please count me in!
    Veronica

  8. 8 Michelle April 29, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Please count me in – my fingers are crossed!

  9. 10 Crafty Mummy April 29, 2010 at 3:20 am

    So glad I dropped by – LOVE a giveaway! Thanks!

  10. 11 Jenny April 29, 2010 at 3:24 am

    i would love love love to get a hold of some bella solids…i would really like to work with more solids a la gwen marston! thanks for a chance!!

  11. 12 Maria M April 29, 2010 at 3:39 am

    Great giveaway! Everybody can use some solids. And I like that book! I’ll have to check it out!

  12. 13 Vicki April 29, 2010 at 3:43 am

    I’d love to try Bella Solids! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity:)

  13. 14 Vicki April 29, 2010 at 3:44 am

    I already “like” you!

  14. 15 Karen April 29, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Wow! Awesome giveaway! Thank you!!!

  15. 16 Garilyn April 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Oh, I would love to have the Moda solids fat quarters. I really like Moda, and I’ve only bought Butterfly Fling!

    This would be a wonderful addition to my stash!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. 17 Annie April 29, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Thanks for the info and giveaway. I have only used Kona solids so opening a door into Moda solids would make me more confident to order online.

  17. 18 Nicole April 29, 2010 at 5:15 am

    I love Moda as well…but I don’t think I have ever sewn with the Bella solids! Thanks for sharing and letting us all play along – have a lovely weekend!!

  18. 19 Erin April 29, 2010 at 5:40 am

    What a great giveaway! So many things I could make….

  19. 20 Kaye Prince April 29, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Woohoo! I haven’t tried the Bella solids (I’ve used Kona a few times and a lot of white from my local fabric shop) – I’d definitely love to give these a try and winning that much fabric to try at once would make me very happy!

  20. 21 Kelly Irene April 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

    YAY! Thanks for holding such a great giveaway! I am definitely in 🙂 I am finally making a quilt for my daughter’s first birthday (and my first quilt!) so I will be needing some solids. Of course there is a lot I could do with 27 FQ solids 😉 Thanks again for the chance to win!

  21. 22 Jenny April 29, 2010 at 6:04 am

    How exciting!!! How I would love to win one of these prizes!

  22. 23 Sarah E. April 29, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Fun giveaway!!!! I’d love to win 🙂

  23. 24 Tammy April 29, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Ooh! I would love to make a new quilt using solids- I don’t use them often enough!

  24. 25 Michelle Warkentin April 29, 2010 at 6:18 am

    I love having solids in my stash. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. 26 barb April 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I’m “liking” to be your FAN…but you had me weeks ago..lol!!! YES!!! ADD ME (oops that’s a different site…lol) to your giveaway!

  26. 27 McKenzie Adams April 29, 2010 at 6:21 am

    What a fantastic giveaway, I hope I win! thanks!

  27. 28 Stephanie April 29, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Great giveaway! I’ve been trying to use more solids in my quilts!

  28. 29 Sylvia Simmons April 29, 2010 at 6:28 am

    I totally agree! I always associated Moda prints with my grandma…now a large part of my fabric stash is Moda! They have such cute prints!

  29. 30 kim April 29, 2010 at 6:29 am

    I would love to add these to my fabrics and the book looks very cute too.

    Kim M

  30. 31 SarahB April 29, 2010 at 6:36 am

    What a fabulous giveaway! Melanie, you are so generous!

  31. 32 Ariel April 29, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Love the giveaway!!! Great stuff! You know how I feel about Moda… YUM!!! They are wonderful! I don’t think there are any solids in my fabric stash….. that should be a crime! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!!

  32. 33 lindsay oslund April 29, 2010 at 6:56 am

    I love your shop! I happened to find it by chance and always checking it out. I think Moda has some of the best fabrics so I would love the fat quarters.

  33. 34 Rachael April 29, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for being so generous! Count me in!

  34. 35 Amber April 29, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I would love to win, i need more solids in my stash

  35. 36 Sarah April 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

    I love Bella Solids!!

  36. 37 Dora Shaffer April 29, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I love these fabrics. Thank you.

  37. 38 Kara April 29, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Such a great opportunity, thanks for your generosity!

  38. 39 Leah April 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

    just found your store/blog & am loving what i see 🙂
    would love to win a giveaway to give my return to sewing a jumpstart!

  39. 40 Jennifer April 29, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Oh, wow! I’ve been trying to build up my stash of solid fabrics for a few years now, and this giveaway would be so great! I tend to buy a lot of prints – anything that catches my eye. For some reason it seemed like I was getting more bang for my buck when I bought patterned over solid fabrics. Well, I have revised my thinking and am now on the prowl for great solids. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Oh, and I “like” your FB page :).

  40. 41 Molly April 29, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Bella solids are so nice to work with! What a wonderful giveaway. I love your blog; all your sewing makes me want to sew more cute clothes for my daughter! 🙂

  41. 42 jennifer D April 29, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Oh my! This is a fantastic giveaway. I really need solids in my collection and the book looks amazing too. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. 43 Christie April 29, 2010 at 8:49 am

    As always, great giveaway! You’re too kind! (I love Moda too!)

  43. 44 Lori April 29, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I totally understand what you are saying about Moda. I love some of the new stuff they are coming out with also! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. 45 Donna April 29, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I have never tried the Bella but would love the opportunity! So nice of you to have a giveaway that would allow me to try it!

  45. 46 Donna April 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I didn’t leave you any info on my comment above…can you tell I am hoping to be the winner? 🙂

  46. 47 Mary April 29, 2010 at 9:14 am

    What a generous giveaway!! Count me in!!

  47. 48 Alisa April 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

    I’d love to make a quilt with only solids and I’ve never tried the Bella Solids.

  48. 49 Tiffany April 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

    What an awesome giveaway! I can see a rainbow quilt made out of all those fat quarters! And the book looks interesting too! I can always use more inspiration!

  49. 50 Amber Smith April 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Wow, great giveaway. I “liked” you on facebook too. Thanks for the chance 😉

  50. 51 Belinda Gelhausen April 29, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Oh my goodness! My stash soooooo needs a good set of solids!
    Pick me please 🙂

  51. 52 Elena April 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Love all the solids and the contest!! They would be a great addition to anyone’s stash!

  52. 53 Brina Rohloff April 29, 2010 at 11:37 am

    I would LOVE some solids…I am a new quilter (just finished first
    quilt, yay!) and have NO stash…solids seem like a good place to
    start! Thanks for a chance

  53. 54 adnohr April 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Solids do rock! And the only ones I have are white, so I’d love to try something more colorful.

  54. 55 Sondra April 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I love beautiful solids! Thanks for the chance to win some.

  55. 56 Marissa April 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to add some solids to my stash, thanks for the give away!

  56. 57 charlene April 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Sign me up! I need more solids in my stash!!! Thanks for having a giveaway…

  57. 58 charlene April 29, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Hey, I just “liked” you on FB! 🙂

  58. 59 rachelle April 29, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t think I am allowed to win, but I would love the book and can’t wait to try out some of the solids!

  59. 60 Catherine April 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Great giveaway, LOVE your blog too by the way :)!

    Inky Hugs,
    Catherine
    http://www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

  60. 61 Mary on Lake Pulaski April 29, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I agree completely – I love Moda Bella Solids! Thanks for the opportunity to see more of them in person!!

  61. 62 Mary on Lake Pulaski April 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    P.S. I “already” LIKE you on Facebook!!

  62. 63 Lisa April 29, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    I love Moda! Please pick me!

  63. 64 Susan April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    This is a GREAT giveaway! Solids never interested me much till I found a quilt I wanted to make that had quite a bit of solids in it . . . so now this would be a wonderful thing to win! And let me just say that I love your shop – you have good prices, good selection, and you ship to Canada without charging an arm and a leg – thank you for that. And you accept PayPal, which helps me fund my own sewing and quilting mania without bugging my hubby for money all the time – I just use the money I get from my own Etsy shop! I’ll stop now and go “like” you on FB! 😉

  64. 65 Shannon April 29, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    All I can say is thank you!

  65. 66 Shannon April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    I now “like” you on facebook.

  66. 67 Beth April 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Wow, what a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! Have a great weekend!

  67. 68 Jennwith4 April 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I need some solid colors in my stash. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’m already a “fan” of your FB page.

  68. 69 Sandra Davidson April 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Hi I really love to have solids, I am a new follower but love your site. I have all the pink solids from Kona and just love if I am looking for pink solids they are all there.

  69. 70 Heather W. April 29, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Thanks for the chance!

  70. 71 Suzanne H April 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    I really need some solids in my fabric stash!! I have Bella Snow–love it!

  71. 72 DianeY April 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I feel exactly like you did & do now feel about moda-& I tried a few solids & love them. I need more so please pick me!

  72. 73 Margaret Parks April 29, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Hi,
    My comment is on your comment re: not liking MODA fabric when you got back into quilting. I had some biased views (pun intended) as well but now like you and so many others I think Moda fabrics and designers are my favorites. Bella solids I am not familiar with, but would love to try them.
    Thanks for a great site, I’m a fan.
    cheers
    maggie

  73. 74 Jenna April 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    WAHOO!!! sounds like a fun time sorrounded by all the color 🙂

  74. 75 Liz in Kansas April 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Love Moda . . . and love solids! How could I not sign up for this giveaway?

  75. 76 Wendy April 29, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    What a great prize! Thanks!

  76. 77 Christie April 29, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I keep thinking I should add some more solids to my fabric collection and the book sounds fabulous, too!

  77. 78 Fiona Mortimore April 29, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Melanie, what a wonderful giveaway!! Please count me in!!

    THanks! Fiona

  78. 79 Suzy April 29, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I’ve been wanting to try the Bella for awhile now..

  79. 80 Kerry April 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    What a generous giveaway. I don’t use solids much for just the reasons you stated, so thanks for your recommendation. Would be even better if I were lucky enough to win some to try!! Thanks for the chance.

  80. 81 Selina April 29, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    WOw! What a giveaway. I’d love this pack!!

  81. 82 Nina@Mama Roux April 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Wow, what a fabulous give away! The book looks yummy and so does the fabric!! I’m a facebook fan!

  82. 83 Jodie in OZ April 30, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I wish…

  83. 84 Susan April 30, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Me! Me! Me! Umm… Adrianna will be SO mad if I win. Well, until I tell her that I’ll share. A little.

  84. 85 Jessica April 30, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I love AboveAll fabrics…and I just recently sent a new customer your way…my mom!

    Thanks!

  85. 86 Jessica April 30, 2010 at 7:50 am

    I “love” you on facebook too!

  86. 87 Little Munchkins April 30, 2010 at 7:59 am

    What a lovely giveaway! I love Moda fabrics, they are gorgeous and great quality too. Thanks for the chance to win this 🙂

  87. 88 Erin Erickson April 30, 2010 at 8:08 am

    I’m already a FB fan. Thanks for explaining why you like them! I really like solids but we don’t have a great local selection and I’ve only tried the Kona. I have a hard time matching fabrics and I would love to make a quilt or tote bag just out of solids!

  88. 89 Densews April 30, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Love Moda fabric. These Bella solids look so good and handy to have around. Thanks for the chance to enter giveaway.

  89. 90 Renee April 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Love Moda too. & you know I could use a book with ‘Easy’ in the title :)! Enter me please.

  90. 91 Michele April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Count me in! I love solids as well.

  91. 92 Sara April 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    I love me some Moda! Seems like I don’t have enough solids in my stash. Great giveaway! The book looks fun!

  92. 93 Jenny April 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Wow What a great contest!! I love Moda!!

  93. 94 rachal April 30, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    wow what a great giveaway! please enter me in it!

  94. 95 Joyce April 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Love those solids! I love your store! Quick delivery. WOnderful fabrics!!
    Joyce

  95. 96 H30mel April 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Oh, I love this giveaway!!

  96. 97 Laura April 30, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Oh what a fabulous and generous giveaway. Thanks for the fun!

  97. 98 Jennifer April 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I just love giveaways and a chance to try something new!

  98. 99 Abbie Simpelo-Dyer April 30, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Yay!! I love giveaways, count me in on this one! Going to be entering the FB one as well! Love your store!! Thanks for the op.

  99. 100 cynthia April 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    what an incredible giveaway…..pick me, please!

  100. 101 ajeftinija April 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Awesome giveaway! And I love ordering from your shop – great fabric, prices, and it delivers fast! Thanks for having a wonderful place to buy fabric!

  101. 102 LizM May 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Awesome giveaway, I’m off to check out your shop!

  102. 103 LizM May 1, 2010 at 2:23 am

    And I “like” you on facebook!

  103. 104 dianne May 1, 2010 at 10:44 am

    what a great giveaway 🙂

  104. 105 Marie Sagers May 1, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I have felt the Bella solids and they do feel great! I haven’t sewn with any yet but I would love to win and get the chance!
    Thanks

  105. 106 michelle lange May 1, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    WOW – what an incredible collection of solids! I don’t care for Kona myself, it is too stiff. I want my fabric to not just look good, but FEEL good. So please enter me in your giveaway, it would be wonderful to have the whole collection!

  106. 107 Angie H. May 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Wow! This is some giveaway…thank you so much for being so generous. Good luck to all!

  107. 108 1moreproject May 2, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Locally I’ve only been able to find the Kona solids, but I guess I’ll have to venture into the Bella solids sometime soon!

  108. 109 Amy McCurdy May 2, 2010 at 4:57 am

    Livin in Puerto Rico is tough- beautful beaches, hot weather, BUT no fabric!!! Love, love, love your store- thanks for all the fabric and patterns- I don’t feel so far from home when I get a package from Above All Fabric!!

  109. 110 Elizabeth G May 2, 2010 at 8:26 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win. I’ve been wanting to get some Bella solids.

  110. 111 Nicki C K May 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

    WOW, what an incredibly generous giveaway! I LOVE adding solids to projects. I have not yet tried the Bella solids but I’m dying to. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  111. 112 Carrie D May 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I am just a beginner quilter so winning would be a great start to my stash!! I am so thankful for people who share their enthusiasm for quilting and sewing! I have found many ideas that I can’t wait to do!

  112. 113 Carrie D May 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    I just became a fan on your facebook page! I will also follow your blog to be inspired!!!

  113. 114 Nancy May 2, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I’m loving the ideas I get from you!

  114. 115 Wendy May 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Such pretty colors! Love them!

  115. 116 Cindy May 3, 2010 at 4:52 am

    AWESOME! PICK ME! PICK ME! 🙂

  116. 117 littleladypatchwork May 3, 2010 at 6:34 am

    That is the most beautiful rainbow of colors! How could you not fall in love with them! Thanks for sharing!

    Now to retweet the giveaway :0)

  117. 118 Michelle May 3, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I want.. no, I need.. to win this giveaway! I’m going to like your facebook page as soon as I get home! 🙂

  118. 119 sharonj May 3, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Love Bella solids! You can never have enough of them! Thanks for having such a fabulous give away! Sharonj.

  119. 120 Linda May 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    These would be great to add to my stash–you can never have enough fabric! Thanks!

  120. 121 Allie May 3, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I haven’t tried the Bella’s, but I would love to!

    I’m already a FB fan. 🙂

  121. 122 Ruth May 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Oh,I would so love to win these solid fabrics! 🙂 BTW, the fabric I ordered from your last sale arrived, and it’s perfect, absolutely perfect for my quilt. Thank you.

  122. 123 Ruth May 3, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I forgot to say….I am a fan, rather, I “like” your fb page. 🙂

  123. 124 Rosemary May 4, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I hear you on the Moda! I love to see solids mixed in with the collections. I’d love to give these a try!

  124. 125 Susan G May 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Great giveaway – I have very few solids in my little fabric collection that I’m always running to the store to get just a little of the perfect color. But I think a solid can add so much to the beautiful collections in your store.
    Susan in NC

  125. 126 Alli May 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Gorgeous colours!

  126. 127 kim May 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    oh my gosh. i MUST have these solids!!!

  127. 128 kim May 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    i “like” your facebook page 🙂

  128. 129 Chacoy May 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    i am just starting to learn/teach myself to sew, therefore i don’t have much/any fabric;{ i had no idea where to start, so i went to deseret industries{my lucky day} and found some fabric,{it’s not the best, but it is fabric} and haven’t even a clue what to do with it. the fabric and book would help me get started and not be so…. afraid;}
    thank you for the opprotunity!

  129. 130 Chacoy May 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    i like you on facebook-ChacoyAguayo;}

  130. 131 Jen S May 4, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Melanie!
    Thanks for hosting another giveaway. Count me in too, please.
    Jen S.

  131. 132 Jo's Country Junction May 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    I have started to add a bit more color…mostly color as a background.

  132. 133 KimB May 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    What a lovely giveaway. I would love to win!


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