Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! 499


Edit: This giveaway is now closed. The winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Valerie @ Between Quilts!

Yay, it’s giveaway day!!

We’re giving away a fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill in the teal color way. All you need to do is leave a comment letting us know what kind of online tool you wish was available for quilters, or a cool online tool you’ve found (read on to see why we care!)

Open to international shippers, and the giveaway closes Friday, December 7th, at 5pm PST.

To give some of the new people a bit of background on Play Crafts, the company was dreamt up and created last year. There are three of us, Jane, Gillian and Anne (myself). Gillian and I are quilters and embroiderers, while Jane is a knitter. Gillian and I were finishing our PhDs in computer science (we finished last June, yay!) and Jane runs the center which oversaw our studies. We were all disappointed by the lack of software tools for crafters, and after a lot of brainstorming, Play Crafts was born.

Our goal is to create free, easy, and fun tools to help in the crafting experience. Our first tool, Palette Builder was designed to create palettes from your own photos. It’s available online, and we hope you’ll share what you create in our flickr group! We’ve gotten a lot of great feedback on it, and we have some exciting improvements in store. The second tool which we’re also working on takes those palettes and finds fabrics to match them. We have a lot of other great (we think) ideas in mind, and I can’t wait to see what you all think of them! And for this giveaway, we’re hoping to hear what types of things you are interested in, so maybe we can start working on that, too. πŸ™‚

We hope you’ll follow our blog and see the fun quilty things we’re working on, as well as some updates on the tools. Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the other great giveaways being hosted by Sew, Mama, Sew!

-Anne

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499 thoughts on “Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

  • Kathie

    It would be great to have a fabric inventory program where you can see a swatch of the fabric. I’ve developed one on excel but only text. Possibly incorporating links to store bought from.
    Congrats on combining your expertise with your love of your craft.

  • Anna

    I want a tool that matches the baskets of fabric I have with quilt patterns I’ve bookmarked, I don’t seem to be very good yet at getting the 2 to go together and end up buying more for specific patterns rather than using up what I have! Thanks for the give away, I adore Joel Dewberry prints!

  • Eva

    Love Palette Builder! It would be great if it could could pull up fabric swatches to the correct scale to compare print sizes etc. Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  • Amanda K

    Awesome website! I haven’t tried to look up any programs before, but I would love a program where you can put the picture of a print in your quilt pattern to see what it would look like πŸ™‚

  • Abby

    I would love an electronic fabric library, something where when you buy something you could add it to your electronic stash so when you are out shopping you don’t keep buying the same things. Also would help for when you are working on selecting fabric for the next project, some times it is hard to remember what is in the stash when it is all stacked up. thanks for a chance to win.

  • Jocelyn

    Wow you have gotten some great suggestions already. I’d love to see a free program to help create a quilt design. I bought EQ6 years ago, but I’ve never learned how to use it. I just need something basic, and easy to use.

  • Jeannine

    So glad I clicked over – not only for the lovely giveaway but to find out about your color palette tools! The only quilting app I’ve used thus far is Robert Kaufman’s quilting calculator which helps me figure out how much fabric I need for binding or how many squares a piece of fabric will yield.

  • steph zerbe

    The Palette Builder sounds like a great tool for me.
    I’d love some kind of program where you could plug in how much fabric you have then it spits out ideas for that amount of fabric. I am more interested in ideas for anything but quilts. IE: what can a make with (or how many) a layered cake or with two half yard of fabric. That would benefit me. Love the giveaway prize!!

  • Valerie

    Wow-glad I found you-what fun ideas you all are working on. I’d love to see some way to see how block designs would look before putting it together in fabric. I’ll have to check out your palette tool!

  • Flower Bubbles

    I’m just hoping to try my hand a quilting in the new year, but am overwhelmed by the thought of matching fabrics… so something where you could put in your main fabric (the one you LOVE!!) and it will offer match suggestions. πŸ™‚

  • Alyssa

    I am a web designer, but don’t have much of a huge developer side. I always think of ideas for apps. First one would be a BETTER linky tool. I HATE HATE the too options for linkys they are such a pain. I’d like to see something super user friendly clean and perfect for craft bloggers link ups.

  • Crunchy Con Mommy

    I wish there was a program or something that told you what colors of Crayola crayons (and/or other common household items, like the red of a Target shopping bag or green of a Starbucks logo, lol) matched which Kona solids. I ordered some online for a quilt I just made my son-my first ever quilt-and it was such a pain trying to guess how accurate my monitor colors are. My LQS doesn’t have a huge selection of Konas, so I couldn’t even just go there to compare colors!

  • Jen R

    Perhaps there is already something for this, but I was trying to recreate something I saw on etsy (A christmas tree chevron skirt) and wasn’t able to figure out how to do it with all the seam allowances & it being a circular shape.

  • Allison C

    VERY cool tool. I have book marked it and will test it out. If you could combine the pallete builder and a quilter design software that would be amazing!

  • KimR

    Wow! How great that you can use your degree to help improve your hobby! Kudos! Reading through the comments, it seems you have received some great ideas! Being relatively new to sewing and quilting-I am not totally sure what I need yet! LOL I can’t wait to try out the palette builder. I do like the stash inventory and adding my fabrics to a database so I can play around with quilt designs online.

  • robin

    Great giveaway – LOVE that color combo! (pause to check out Palette Builder… …) Wow. Thanks so much for that tool! Will definitely be bookmarking that! As for ideas for more online tools… maybe something that would match new fabrics available with those colors on the palette?? But that sounds really tricky!

  • Martha

    Maybe it already exists, but I haven’t found it yet…

    I wish there were an online tool that would generate PDFs (to be sure to preserve angles and dimensions) of geometric shapes for quilt designs. I recently got these great durable, traceable plastic diamonds and hexagons and triangles:
    http://www.cottonpatch.co.uk/acatalog/Clover-Patchwork-Templates—Triangle-Hexagon-7120.html
    …but I had to have a friend bring them back from England for me, I couldn’t find them for sale in the US!

    The online tool would offer dozens of different shapes and then allow the user to specify dimensions and angles where applicable. It would be particularly neat if it would show examples of how those shapes could tessellate into quilt designs.

  • Emily

    A online draw tool that lets you draw a block, and then tells you what size to cut the pieces with seam allowance and triangle computations done for you πŸ™‚

  • Heather

    An easy affordable quilting program. I get great ideas and want to translate them, but there’s nothing out there that i can afford or like.

  • karen @ capitolaquilter

    Palette Builder is the BEST – I just love PlayCrafts! Enhancements would be the ability to de-select a color you know you don’t want in the palette and also maybe a saturation bar that you could slide to reduce or brighten too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Tiffany

    Wow – what a lovely bundle! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    I would love to see a website that lists all of the new designer’s fabric lines coming out with links of where to buy them – then people can link up their shops, etsy sites, etc. That would be SO convenient for online shoppers!

  • Lyanna L

    I think an online pattern designing tool would be excellent where you can upload pictures of your fabric and integrate it into the design — not sure if something like that already is made though.

  • Melissa

    I haven’t tried many types of crafting software – I use autocad at work frequently so I’ve adapted it for my own purposes! It’s pretty handy – it does pretty much everything I need it to do and I didn’t have to learn anything new or spend any extra money πŸ™‚

  • Julie

    I will ditto what Martha said. Something that would allow us to create a geometric design and generate a pdf for us to print would be awesome! I know there are acrylic templates and rulers out there for stuff like this but sometimes you buy the ruler and then need a different size. Or you only need it for one project and then you paid $20 for a ruler you’ll never use again. That would totally be something that I would use over and over again.

  • Deanna

    I love love love Dewberry’s new line.
    Actually, I love almost any fabric line from him.
    And great idea for putting something together that will match fabrics to palettes. I always have trouble finding matches because you never know with screen resolutions whether you are looking at a true colour or not.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Donel

    This might already exist , but I would love to find a program that helped you work out cuts for irregular piecing. I hate wasting fabric and I would love to plan out my piecing with out overlapping fabric and having waste.

  • Kristen

    I agree about the fabric inventory program. That would be awesome to have because I always lose track. It would be nice to be able to import photos of fabric from online sources, too, so you don’t have to take photos of them all.

  • Penny

    I have a problem with the accuracy of the color on the computer vs the color of the actual fabric. Something that would help with that would be nice.

  • lisa.s.conant@facebook.com

    I keep wishing for a site where you can plug in what you have, and get patterns for it. For instance, if I have a charm pack, or a jelly roll, or 18 fq’s….what can I make?

  • Bree

    I’ve been wishing for a site like Ravelry.com, but for sewers. It would be a great place to organize stashes, find patterns, and chat with other crafters.

  • Monica

    I seriously don’t have anything to add that hasn’t already been said. There are a lot of great suggestions already posted and I agree with all of them.

  • Ana

    I am very new to quilting so probably there are plenty of tools I don’t know. Last time I had to calculate the size of pieces of fabric I had to cut for a quilt something went wrong, so for me it would be nice to have some calculator that wouldn’t forget any seam allowances πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

  • pam w

    I would love some kind of electric scanner where when you buy fabric it would have a bar code that scans it you can put the amount you bought in it this prevent buying the same fabric more then once and then when you use it you can bring it up in the scanner and put in how much you use for a updated fabric count

  • Linda L

    i have EQ5 and am scared to death of it. Would love a SIMPLE quilt block upsizing downsizing software and way to fit them all together into a quilt and determine yardage.

  • nancy

    I would love to be able to see what the fabric looks like in person instead of seeing a manufacturer’s photo. Thanks for the giveaway!

    owensolivia at hotmail dot com

  • Elizabeth McDonald

    I am eager to try your Pallette Builder! I would love a program that could do a line drawing of a photo (in order to turn it into an applique).

  • Emmers

    I love the quilterscache.com huge list of quilt blocks and patterns. I do wish it was easier to search and some of the measurements I have found to be a little wonkey, but I love the inspiration I find there!

  • Liz

    I actually don’t know of any quilting tools online because I haven’t really gotten into quilting. I love making patchwork skirts, though. πŸ™‚

  • Maureen

    I would love a program that keeps an image of each piece of material and can organize that item by color, price, designer, manufacturer, where it was purchased…

  • Kristi

    Thanks for the giveaway. I just tried out your palette builder and was very impressed with it’s simplicity. I’d love to see a tool that helps you coordinate fabric colors online. I often buy my fabrics online and love to mix lines, but you can’t ever really tell the true colors because the photos vary so much. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve purchased a bundle that coordinates great on the computer only to see it at home and the colors are completely off.

  • Amanda Corrion

    I’m anxiously awaiting the quilt design tool on Threadbias! Can’t buy EQ software and would love to be able to quickly model what something looks like πŸ™‚

  • Samantha

    I haven’t done much work on the computer for quilting but I guess I would want something to help design layout and have some basic shapes built in. Thanks for the chance.

  • Jennie T.

    I just can shell out $200 for EQ 7 right now, but I’d love something very user-friendly where I can design a quilt or two for a small fee. Something where I can try out fabrics. It’s such a tedious process with EQ (I’ve got EQ5 right now). Even traditional blocks would be fun if I could audition fabrics.

    Love your ideas. I’ll have to check things out!

  • Fiona Pullen

    It would be good if there was a tool that allowed you to drag fabrics from your favourite online shops into a quilt design planner. So you could decide which fabrics would go best in the quilt your are planning.

  • Kim S.

    I have used quilting softwares before but it is discouraging when they tell you that you would have to have yards of fabric for a certain quilt when you know that if you calculate it in your head it only needs a few fat quarters and on top of that, yards for your borders. It would be nice if someone would come up with a quilting design program that actually tells me exactly how much I need and figure out the backing yardage for me. I would buy that in a heart beat.

  • Becky Greene

    As an extension to the pallette Builder (which is wonderful, of course), it would be great if you could click on one of the colors pulled from a photo and see fabrics that correspond to that color. Ambitious… yep, but it would be wonderful!

  • Christy

    I love it when tech people area also crafty! I think my science background definitely affects the way I choose fabrics and projects. I’d love a more comprehensive way to track my stash and wish list–similar to the one on Threadbias, but more inclusive.

  • Limor

    I’d love some sort of tool that showed you what your quilt top would look like actually quilted in various designs.

    limor477 at aol dot com

  • Beezus

    Hmm, online tool that I wish were available . . . well, I have this app for my phone that has a number of quilt blocks, and it tells me what sizes I need to cut my fabric for different sizes of the block. I would love a tool like that on my Mac (an issue that I see a lot is that programs/tools are not Mac friendly if they are purchased software), and I would like it to have more blocks included. Thanks for asking!

  • Brenda Hulsey

    I can’t really think of anything right now unless can come up with a way to connect a spool of thread to run through the bobbin! You’d make millions!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  • MC

    The palette builder tool is awesome! I’ve seen some pallette photos and I’m glad to find out how to make my own. I sometimes use the PicMonkey collage tool to make a collage of all my fabrics and see how they look together.

  • car54

    I think what would be helpful to me is some way to create a list or file of fabrics I am considering for a quilt–kind of a software shopping list–that I could keep on my pc as I plan my design.

  • Laurie Darcey

    I would love an app that was both a visual quilting dictionary (for newbies like me), a quilting slang dictionary (why does everyone have to use so many abbreviations or alternative naming/spellings!) and had a social networking component that could help match me with others LIKE me interest/skillwise and with mentors as well.

  • Rebeckah

    It would be cool if you could upload a photo of a fabric that you dont know the name of and the tool would tell you who designed it and the name, oh and where to purchase it.

  • Lisa E

    My biggest problem is surfing the web and finding a quilt that I love on a blog or on Flickr. Inevitably, there is no credit or link to the pattern. So I search and search and search, hoping to find the pattern. It would be nice to have some sort of pattern recognition application available to help me find the pattern. iPhoto does something similar with its facial recognition for photos.

  • Elizabeth

    Some type of online inventory where I can track what fabric I have purchased! My stash is out of control and I don’t really remember much of what I have.

  • Jenn

    I’d love either a Mac or internet-based design software. Especially one where I can try out different fabrics or colors to see how it will look.

  • Lia's Handmades

    I agree that the best tool that could ever be invented, would be a way of having all the fabrics in your stash sorted by colour and handy whenever you need them, and knowing WHAT exactly you have, without needing to sort through 5 different huge boxes (in my case). Now that would be heaven, cuz I tend to forget and buy double lol

  • Maroesja

    I like the idea of a tool to kep track of my stash, but also to be able to use that tool to design a quilt with a minimum of fabric to buy.

  • Joyce Mitchell

    I struggle with setting triangles. I would love a chart with all the imaginable sizes of squares to cut for perfect setting triangles. And a clear diagram that shows how to measure for them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Jen

    I’m struggling for an answer. I already have an app for keeping track of my stash, and another for keeping track of my projects. The Palette Builder is awesome too. I will keep thinking.

  • Lucy @ Charm About You

    I love your palette builder – it’s awesome and so easy to use!
    I would love a tool that you could match up patterns to how much fabric you have. Perhaps people could submit patterns using so many FQs or whatever. Sometimes I just want to use a certain amount of fabric and spend ages trawling the web looking for pattern that will fit!

  • Amy

    I am a knitter, and I love ravelry.com to organize my projects/stash. I’m too new of a quilter to know if this exists already, but I’d love to see something similar in the quilting community.

  • montse

    I love Robert Kaufman’s quilting calculator app and would love an online version so all the people who don’t have smartphones could use it. Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  • Andrea

    Haven’t seen Palette Builder before–will have to check it out. In general, would like a tool that works well for both PCs and Macs. Feel like Macs sometimes get left behind!

  • Jo Robertson

    Like you suggested I like the website where you can combine colours, can’t remember the name now but have seen it on pinterest. thanks for the giveaway

  • Annie

    I was going to say that I’d love to find a good binding yardage calculator, but I see that someone’s found one and posted the link, so I’m doubly glad I dropped in!

  • Anne Rita

    I wish for a tool where you could enter a few colors and then the tool would give you several options on what other colors you need (based on the color wheel) to get an overall pleasing result.

    Thanks!

  • AnnaPK

    My mom has this great quilt design app that lets you take pics of fabrics and virtually lay them out in different configurations. Fun to play with!

  • Abby

    I would love something that would help with resizing blocks, accounting for seam allowances. There are times where I buy a pattern, but want to make the blocks bigger/smaller/etc and that would be a really nice time saver.(and let’s face it, probably more accurate than me)

  • tusen

    Generally a tool for matching various fabrics would be great. Something that would allow to choose e.g. one feature fabric (or a few) and then match some other fabrics (both patterns and solids) with it. It would be also great if it could display all the matched fabrics together in such a way that you would be able to rearrange them on screen, to check which look best side by side. Also, it would be great if it showed all the fabrics in the same scale, so that you’d be able to see not only how colours but also how the patterns work together.

  • Erica

    I’m not thatvinto online tools for quilting…only for converting cm to inches or inches to cm. Coordinating colors in online shopping would be great though…

  • Laura

    I love the kit builder at connectingthreads.com, it’s a great tool. I wish I could use it for other patterns and fabrics aside from what they sell.

    Thanks for the chance!

  • Beth T.

    I don’t think this is quite what you mean, but if you could come up with something that would turn every captcha into a re-captcha, I’d be thrilled.

  • Barbara Orozco

    I’d like to have some kind of interactive catalogue with all the fabrics I have and had.
    I’m just not into glueing snips onto notebook pages… ^^

  • michelle

    i’d love a tool to keep track of the fabrics i have, and how much of them, and a list of fabrics i’d like to get! it’s so hard to see exactly what i have when it’s all folded up!

  • Lisa Marie

    When I read your question I had no idea about any online tools except the one to find shops that sell a certain fabric. I read some other comments and love the idea of a fabric inventory tracker. And I will be checking out your Palette Builder.

  • Garilyn

    Something for fabric photo inventory. It’d be lovely if it could sync with your phone so that if you are at the store, you could match fabrics, or even see if you already have it. Perhaps be able to list how much you have in said fabric. Hmm…
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • vikki

    I’d love a program that would let me monitor my stash and pull swatches of then together to see how they match up…so I can pull virtual bundles without going upstairs to my stash. Yay lazy!

  • Melissa

    I’d love to see an app that you could take a picture of fabric with your phone and it’ll identify it for you and then if it’s something you’ve purchased it’ll add it to your inventory and then you could also add how much you have of it.

  • Em

    Hmmm … you know what would be fun? Something that brings in some aspects of social media. So a quilter could post a project and her contacts could edit layout and color. It would be like a digital design wall that many people could work together on the same project.

  • Lindsay

    I would love to see an online program that could categorize and keep up with your fabric stash. Almost like a library. When you found an idea for a quilt or other project, you could pull up the program and see how your stash would work with the new project.

  • Victoria

    I would love a program that I could take pictures of the fabric I have, record how much of it I have and where I bought it from for how much and where I have it stored…

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Richard Healey

    I am a computer programmer and am excited your working on such cool tools I will be back to visit more after I go and enter all the giveaways. I tried out the pallet builder and am excited to give it more of a try latter. Other then EQ7 which I love for designing quilts I have not used any thing else.

  • Kristy @ Quiet Play

    I’d love some kind of awesome tool that would let me see what different quilting designs would look like on a picture of my quilt. I really struggle with the actual quilting, so something that showed me that a certain quilting design (or even FMQ) would work would be awesome! I have no idea if anything like that exists, but it’d be fab if it did!

    Thanks for a fab giveaway!

  • Stacey Day

    I love this collection, thank yo for the opportunity! I love finding new blogs with lots of fun little projects =) I like anything quilting and children craft related. I have a little boy and its hard to find good stuff for little boys, there is a ton for little girls! =)

  • Jen

    My favorite existing tool is Hawthorne Thread’s color finder, which shows coordinating fabrics based off another fabric you’ve picked. Allows you to easily match colors from different lines of fabrics online.

  • Susan Mitchell

    Oh My Goodness! How did I not know about the palette builder until now?? I would LOVE to see it pair with fabrics too.
    Another awesome tool would be a fabric library of sorts. All my fabrics stashed (with images) online so that when I go some where and see a pattern (clothing or quilt) I like I can virtually check my library and see if I have something to match it. Or if I already have said fabric.

  • deborah a

    Love Palette Builder! I use Ravelry to keep track of my yarn stash and to find patterns- would love something similar for quilting/sewing!
    Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  • Libby

    I’m not a quilter, so I wouldn’t use many of the ideas suggested. What I would love is a free program for drafting your own patterns. Right now I end up using AutoCAD which wasn’t exactly designed with pattern making in mind.

  • Jodi R

    I would love a fabric matching program. Something that will tell you which fabric lines actually have the same colours and will match if you buy them online.

  • Lynne

    Beautiful fabrics! I don’t know much about online tools for sewing but the palette builder sounds neat – I will check it out!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Kristie

    I’m too new to quilting to even know what I need. I have made a few basic quilts without patterns. What I need is a gallery for inspiration, size info, and a few free patterns to work from. Thanks!

  • Lara

    I would love an online tool that lets you store your stash and how much you have left? It would also help you match what goes together, and the Palette Builder could pull from your stash as well!

  • Anna L.

    A pattern designer that does thing besides just quilts would be really cool. Now I am off to check out your palette tool because that sounds like such fun!

  • Samantha

    I’d love a way to keep track of my stash with a little place for a thumbnail of the fabric and then a place to track yardage of each with running totals for the whole. Right now I try to do something similar with Excel but it is such a pain I’ve pretty much given up. πŸ˜€

    Love that fabric, thanks for a chance!

  • Fiona

    Computer science applied to quilting, its fantastic. It would be great to have an online calculator that you could use to calculate and compare the number of blocks you need for particular sized quilts and visa versa – just the easy ones like patchwork, flying geese, triangles.

  • Sel

    Oh man, Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill! The teal colourway doesn’t come out so nicely next to the orange/magenta one, but it looks stunning here!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Lauren aka Giddy99

    I’m a newbie, and haven’t really used any online tools (aside from tips and tutorials)! I’m intrigued by the Palette Builder, though!

  • MarciaW

    I would like the capability to take continuous quilting motifs, size, and print to paper – with a method for transferring to my quilt for hand or domestic machine quilting.

  • Kate F.

    I’d be interested in a calculator/estimator to help me decide how much fabric to buy. I’ve seen a couple, but they’ve either been expensive or just as cumbersome as pen and paper. Thanks for the chance to win! akmajor (at) gmail (dot) com

  • tolmema

    I’d like something that would automatically pair fabric for me in new ways that I would have never thought of trying before. I always love the whimsical quilts that look like they don’t match at all but I have a really hard time doing that myself with the blankets I make.

  • Tamara

    I have fabric stash on my iphone and really like it but wish it translated to the web so I could access it from a computer if I wanted.

  • Deb Cline

    I like the idea of a stash tracker, also, especially if (as suggested) there could be an image of the fabric and a way to list quantity on hand. Thanks for the giveaway chance!l

  • Rebecca T

    I found a great hexie calculator at one point, but wish there were more fabric estimators out there… I’m always scared that I’ll run out of fabric and end up buying 3x what I need for a project…

  • Lyn

    Congrats on getting your degree! I have an MS in computer science. πŸ™‚ I think (with my database background), I’d like to have an organizational tool for tracking patterns, fabric, tools…data would be entered either by typing or scanning a barcode (via a smartphone, for example). This could be extensible for other hobbies (knitting, cross stitch)….

  • DebbieKL

    A way to find and search through free online quilt tutorials in one place would be great! There’s so much great information being shared, but sometimes it’s hard to find. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • kate c.

    I’ve used an app on my iPod touch that will figure yardage for you – like if you need fabric for binding – how much do you buy? It’s pretty useful.

  • Jeannie D

    I would like software that would let me “stash” my stash; a virtual shelf where I could upload pics of fabric and then mix and match them on a board.

  • Joanne Fischer

    Robert Kaufmann has an android app which I use all the time to work out my quilt bindings, called quiltcalc, love it! Also I would love a program that helps with making up paper piecing patterns πŸ™‚

  • Michaela

    I definitely think it would be awesome to have one big site where people can post their tutorials, patterns, project pictures, create stash swaps, etc.

  • rachel

    Hawthorne Fabrics has a tool that will pick out potential matches for your fabrics. It’s a great idea, especially for those of us who order online and can’t really see the true colours of the fabrics.

  • Leanne

    Maybe these exist, but in case they don’t, a palette builder iphone app, an app that will take a photo and quickly make it into a mosaic so I could see how quilt with a block would look, a simple way to keep track of the on line resources – shops, sites with blocks and patterns, your palette builder, etc. – that I use for my quilting. I am sure you have better ideas than I do. It is a lovely giveaway, I would love to win, thank you for the chance.

  • angie

    Very cool ideas on here! I would love a way to keep track of the fabrics I own on my computer…with a picture of each fabric, the name of each fabric and the line they came from. And, from there, be able to organize and choose them for projects. πŸ™‚

  • Sara Stetson

    I would like some sort of conversion tool. So that when I find a pattern for a block but its only a 6″ block it would convert the measurments to say a 12″ block. Not sure if thats possible!

  • Julie O.

    I don’t really know what is out there, but I would love a pattern designer that puts fabric swatches in so you can really visualize it all together.

  • Judith

    A fabric calculator would be nice. I have an app that calculates how much fabric I need for binding, but one that would tell me how much I need for backing different sizes would be nice, especially if it allowed for pieced backings in either even (e.g., thirds) or unequal proportions.

  • Katie Y.

    I agree with many of the people who commented before me that it would be great to have an online resource that keeps track of my fabric stash. I don’t have a lot of room at my house to store my fabric, so it’s all in boxes – not very convenient when I need to see what I have…

  • Leah

    I’d like a tool that tells me how big of a square to cut for my bias binding. I want to be able to enter the width and height of the quilt along with the binding width and then the program would automatically tell me how large to cut my square to get the right amount of strips for my bias binding.

  • Elizabeth

    It would be so cool if there was a program where you could scan an image of fabric and find out what line it’s from…clearly, I have too many pieces of fabric with no selvage. πŸ˜‰

  • usairdoll

    I’m just now finding you. Both Sew Mama Sew and One Stop Giveaway Blog led me here. I don’t know enough to know what I need. hehe. I’m not a designer but would like to learn. I do have a fabric stash that would be nice to have organized somehow. I’d love to have someway to organize my patterns so I don’t buy the same one twice, because I can’t find the first one. All of the above suggestions sound great.

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  • amy g :)

    my husband thought of the idea of an online quilt planning software (like EQ or adobe illustrator) where you get to pick the fabrics and then buy the fabric at the end. his idea is that the software would be free, which would be covered by fabric sales and ads. not sure if that would work out, but it’s a thought!!

  • Sarah

    Your palette designer sounds great! I would love to see a free quilt pattern database online that is actually easy to navigate – like ravelry for quilters perhaps.

  • Jane S.

    I love your Palette Builder! It can be used for so many different kinds of projects, heck it’s fun just to put a photo in and see what it comes up with. πŸ™‚

  • Terry

    Would love a program that works with Photoshop and Mac computers to keep track of fabric and create quilt block designs using what is in my stash. Thanks for your sweet giveaway!

  • StephanieS

    This is a tough question. I’m not sure of any computerized tool for crafting. I enjoy embroidery so maybe something for making embroidery patterns. Maybe not the one little embroidery drawing but something that helps you make a repetitive design or something like that. But, I should assume that computerized sewing/embroidery machines already allow you to do this, so I don’t know. I tried.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Deborah

    I would love an online tool for matching fabric colours. It is hard to be sure just from an online shop if what you are choosing will match well.

  • Kate S.

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance to enter! I am excited about the new quilt design tool on threadbias. Your palette tool sounds cool too! Something else that would be really great is an app or site which tells you which online fabric stores (both etsy and not) are selling fabrics that you are looking for – especially if you could select multiple fabrics and see who has all of them. Seems like it would be hard to do though since there are so many fabrics and stores out there!

  • Heather

    So maybe this exists because I haven’t looked too hard for it, but I want an easier way to browse fabric where I can easily swipe through a ton of different swatches. I really want a mobile/tablet app where you can just swipe sideways to get a new swatch. It’s a pain when you are looking through a lot of fabric online and have to click the “next page” button every 20 fabrics or so.

  • Mary

    I would love an online tool for matching fabric colours. Pink Chalk does a great series on “What goes with,,,”, but I’d love more! Thanks for the chance to win,,,and I’m off to investigate your palette tool.

  • crazyestonian

    I would like to see a simple tool what tells me how many yards of regular width fabric I need to get a quilt sized x by xx. Something where I don’t need to have a pattern in mind and that doesn’t take seam allowances into account, if I just want to sew widths of fabric together, kwim? Like calculating yardage for backing.
    And something what tells me how much fabric to buy for binding if it is cut on the bias. I have tons of leftover quilt binding because I don’t have such a tool πŸ™‚

    I am more of a knitter and have only done a few quilts and find that there are tools for complex projects but not something simple.

  • Sasha

    I would love an easy to use layout tool. I’ve tried a few that have been too complicated. Even just one for strip quilts that would work out a finished size would be helpful.

  • Lizzie | Swedish Scrapper

    Wow!!! I just tried the palette builder! Really cool to take a painting I made (with a palette I made) and feed it into the PB, then see what comes back out again. Very inspiring! I have been wanting to change my paintings to quilts, and this will be fun as a jump off point.
    How about a pixelator? And if that exists already, how about a database for fun toys like that and the palette builder? You probably can tell I just found your site, through the one stop giveaway shop. Saved and following!

  • Jo

    I have tried using a number of quilt design softwear programs this turned out to be a huge waste of money since I can’t figure them out even though it seems many other people have been able to. I think a very simple quilt design thingy would be great

  • Katy

    I haven’t been sewing long enough (or fast enough, for that matter, given I don’t have a sewing machine) to have a go at designing things, so I’m just going to echo the people above me about something to keep track of my stash and suggest patterns to use each bit, rather than stashing and buying new stuff for specific projects.

  • Addie

    I have never made a quilt before so I am not sure what kind of online tools would be useful. I am a garment and home dec sewer so I hope to eventually learn quilting, once I finish the other projects I have going. I will check out your palette tool though because it sounds very cool. I am a new follower on facebook. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Jane

    I’d love a quilt design program where you could photograph your fabrics with your phone and put them in the pattern to see how it worked before you cut or bought fabric.

  • Jeanette Wilson

    would love something to help track my stash and what they cost so we can work out how much they cost (sometimes this is scary)

  • Jess

    I agree about the stash inventory idea – it would be so helpful to have pics of all my fabric in one place, and to be able to search by color or designer when planning a new quilt.

    I only just found your site and it is brilliant.

  • FLO

    A quilting design program where you can see the finish project and know the exact quantity of each fabric you will need – easy for your shopping!!!

  • Kari

    I would like something that would accurately match solids to fabric lines. The colors on monitors are all different. If you had a kona color card at home and you could see the solid match, you would know whether you are going to like it. Too often, I buy a red and find it a burgundy or orange. Or I buy a line of fabric and realize the colors are drab. I have no idea how to make this work! And there are several designer solids that could be used as a reference.

  • Maria W

    Loving the Palette Builder, so much fun!

    I’d love a phone app that could keep track of fabrics and thereby your stash. I don’t want a computer program as a base since then I wouldn’t have access to it when I’m out in a store for example. You’d just snap a picture of your fabric and it would compare it to a database of fabrics and then list it with picture (official manufacturers version downloaded from the fabric database), designer, line, and manufacturer. If more then one matches (like with dots or similar fabrics etc, you’d be able to choose the one you have from a list of matches) You’d then be able to enter the amount you have: Scrap, FQ, Half Yard, or number of yards. When you use some up you could just snap a picture of it again (so that if you’ve forgotten it’s name for example you wouldn’t have to search through you entire stash list to find it) and reduce the amount you have to your current amount. =)

  • Lesley bambridge

    I would like software which in which you could type a certain ‘style’ or ‘decade’ that you are aiming for – and it will find the similar fabric online bargains which you could purchase straight
    away

  • Patti

    As so many others have already said, keeping track of the fabric in my stash is a real problem. Even though I am fairly organized, I have trouble remembering what I have! Thanks so much for the great work you are doing and for having this giveaway.

  • Leo

    ohh I would love something that will do the price comparing (including the shipping and eventual custom taxes) for me. Though is that a tool or more an intelligent meta-search engine?

  • Cal

    I think you guys are filling a niche market that badly needs tools. We all rely on the computer so much for searching for materials and inspiration as well as help us build our projects. The palette builder seems to be to be an excellent concept, although I have not yet used it. Maybe it is time to try it out!

  • Lisa McGriff

    I wish there was a program to design quilts where you could upload images of your fabric. That way you could see how well it was working out before you start. I’m not a person who can invision a completed project.
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • Nichole

    I’d love to see recommendations of a few different fabric lines for patterns. I’m not always great at selecting fabrics for patterns and would love suggestions with them (other than the example picture).

  • Kelli

    Ooh, I’m glad I found y’all through SMS Giveaway Day. What a cool concept y’all have here. As far as online tools, I’m interested to check out the new block design software at threadbias.com

  • KellyS

    I do use your Palette Builder tool and have it linked already. I need to write up a post on that for my blog someday. LOL Anyway I would love a quilt design tool that was free to use. Yes, I am asking a lot. Thanks for the chance to win these lovlies!

  • Dana

    I’d love a simple quilt layout tool, just something quick that would let me get an idea of what the quilt will look like. EQ is big and complicated and I actually will use paint to draw my ideas, you can imagine how bad that is.

  • Sarah Norman

    I’d like something where I could put in the amount of fabric I have (say a fat 8th bundle), say what size quilt I want to make and be shown possible quilt patterns. I bought I fat 8th bundle recently and have no idea what to do with it!

  • charlotte @ twelfthzodiac

    I haven’t really looked into free options like this, will check out Palette Builder for sure! I always love to see how people are using computer programs where you can put in your actual fabric choices. I’d love to be able to see how certain colour combos/fabrics would work ahead of time, or what would happen if I switched a print or two. Notting Hill is my favourite new collection right now, love me some Dewberry!

  • Lori Smanski

    Very pretty fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I have always found it fasinating how business get
    started. Because Im so new this all, Im still trying
    to figure it all out.

  • robin

    I have never heard of your program before but I will certainly be checking it out now! I am all for a program to help create paper piecing patterns as already suggested.

  • M

    How about a program to match the colour from the palette to fabric? Since online shopping for fabric has always been difficult for me, the colour usually looks very much different on screen

  • EG

    Gosh I don’t know, I’m not one of those creative people (I mean, I quilt, but can’t think of a problem I need solved by an online tool!). Loved reading other suggestions, though!

  • Marjorie Nath

    Like many others, I would love a program that keeps track of my material and the amount that I have of each one. It would be nice if it could track the material by color so I would be able to tell if I was getting low on a certain color palette, especially since I have to buy online and shipping sometimes takes a month or more. Now if it could also suggest patterns for the stash I have i would be over the moon.

  • Betty

    I would like a tool that would compare the different solid colours by designer so that it would be easier to match printed patterns. Since I buy most of my fabric online sometimes the colours aren’t quite right. Also like many of the other posters, a tool to keep track of fabric stash would be so convenient.

  • Dana

    I would love to have a software that you can choose the pattern and match the colors, a”visualization” program, something like that… It would be very helpful instead of me spreading all fabrics on the floor trying to imagine how its going to look like πŸ™‚

  • Kristin

    I wish there was a price comparison tool that would let you find the cheapest price on a certain line of fabric–and to be able to track down which of the hundreds of fabric sellers have all of the prints you want so you only have to place one order.

  • katie

    I could probably use a time management app the most. I spend all my time looking at the beautiful things others create and I dream about making them but only a portion ever get done because i’m spending all my time online. I’m looking forward to checking out your Palette builder.

  • Greta

    I’m a fan of find my fabric which launched recently but can’t wait to see what they are able to do once the technology is there more. It’s a good site now but it requires stores to register for them to search the inventory and there are some other small issues but I know once they get them worked out it will be a great resource for tracking down fabrics, especially if you don’t know the name of the line or designer.

  • Alyce Rodriguez

    Thanks for the giveaway! It would be nice to have some kind of tool where you could indicate the fabric you are using (ie solids, small print, large print, fat quarters, charm packs etc), what size quilt you want to make and what look you are going for (traditional, modern..) and it could suggest patterns/blocks that might offer you the look you want. The hardest part for me when quilting is deciding on a pattern or design for the blocks, so something to help with that would be wonderful. wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

  • vanessa

    Cool! I really would love to have a program that could be able to organize my fabrics by colours, meters…
    mambina82(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Deana

    I am super new to quilting, so forgive me if this exists and I haven’t found it… but I could really use a site that offers a variety of pattern ideas and/or tutorials.

  • Dawn Hollingsworth

    I, like many others, would love a “tracking system” for the stash. Also, would love to scan my fabrics and try a digital design before the real cutting. Thanks for a terrific giveaway πŸ™‚ I had not heard of your palette builder but, looking forward to trying it out πŸ™‚

  • Johanna

    I wish there was a tool that would classify the most important colors in each fabric line from pictures that manufacturers offer so that I could crossmatch my fabric without having to take pictures. Also, it would be fun if that tool could then offer suggestions when I need to add another color to the bunch.

  • kriswithmany

    Your Palette Builder and planned expansion are both just lovely. I haven’t done a serious search, but I would like a program that would help me calculate how much yardage I would need for each color in a pattern I design. I always end up grossly overestimating. Which is fine for my stash, but not my budget.

  • Mary Stephens

    I had never heard of your program before, but I’ll be very interested to try it out as I am a graphics designer/photographer as well as a quilter! πŸ™‚ I love colors!

    I have invented a “game” that I play at Fabric.com. They allow you to put swatches on a design board to see how they look together. I’ve been putting together combinations I like, and also challenging myself to work with colors outside my preferred box. I then take a screen shot of it, and crop it as a graphic, with the ordering numbers and web address for reference, and save it to my computer. It is a great palette and print reference. It would be fabulous to have a program that allowed one to do this from any given site or from multiple sites! I’m not sure if that is possible, but it sure would be handy! πŸ™‚

  • carolyn

    thanks for the beautiful fabric giveaway– i would love to see an on line way to organize all my fabric but would need a tutorial on how to use it too

  • Mary

    I wish there were a way to play with modern quilt design, especially if it incorporated a fabric/pattern/color library that people could add to/tag. Every online tool I’ve found is so limited and also assumes that you want to use one block over and over…

  • Gemma @ Pretty Bobbins

    I would love a program that kept an inventory of my stash and then I could use it to work out how much my quilt has cost (materials) to help me price it. I recently sold my first quilt and it was so hard to price it. Having some software that took into consideration the time, materials, etc and helped me come up with a figure would be great πŸ™‚ Of course Palette Builder is much more fun than that! πŸ™‚

  • Jordan

    I would love to have a program to put in quilting patterns, sizes and colors. My brain won’t think of and hold on to that much information! Maybe one already exists! If it does my brain would be grateful! Love the materials!

  • Miranda

    i was really hoping that the web-based quilting software that had a kickstarter campaign going a while back would get funded. it didn’t but i’m still hoping it’ll show up some day. a QE equivalent that was web-based would be awesome!

  • Ellen M.

    I’m new to quilting, so this may exist already, but it might be nice to have a tool that would convert a quilt pattern to a different-sized quilt (crib quilt size to queen-sized, etc.). Thanks for the chance at Notting Hill – I love that line!

  • Kathy

    I’ve never used an online quilting tool before, but I think it’d be fun to be able to arrange quilt blocks online and maybe mix up colors or change color schemes with a click and maybe view different options side-by-side. winterwrens at gmail dot com

  • Libby H

    I am very new to quilting, so maybe this already exists, but I would love to see something like Ravelry for quilters. Thanks for the chance!

  • Jeifner

    I’ve seen Palette Builder-congrats on that. You know what would be super amazing stunning and so much work to put together it makes me shudder? A Want It/Need It site. Sometimes I want/need a specific print or fabric and I’m sure someone out in Internetland has it. Or I’ve fabric someone else is desperate for. But how do I find them? There’s only the regular and non-fabric dedicated things like friends/guilds/FB/EBay/Amazon/blog world. Which is all hit or miss. If there were some central place for us all to go to find each other and either swap or sell or exchange info to get what we need it’d be Awesome.

  • Julie

    I am a newbie and maybe this is already out there, but it would be great if there was a program that helped you calculate how much fabric you would need for a quilt. Right now I wing it, and have ended up building a nice stash in the process. I’ll definitely check out your program. Good luck with your website-happy to support women in the S.T.E.M fields.

  • Rhonda Desgranges

    I would really love to see a program to help design paper piecing blocks. A program to keep track of fabric stash
    would be wonderful, too!

  • Lisa L.

    I would love a program to help inventory my fabric stash. It would be so helpful right about now! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  • Consuelo

    Some kind of “idea manager” app would be useful for me. Until then random scraps of paper with scribbled down notes will have to do.)

  • Anne Simonot

    I think a Ravelry site for quilters would be fun! And I’ll be checking out the quilt binding site one of the earliest commenters mentioned.

  • Lindsay

    Hey, very cool story! I would probably have to think about what kind of tools I would use. I watch Shark Tank a lot, though, so you’d think I would have lots of inventive ideas by now! New follower.

  • Rebecca

    Oops, hit enter too soon on the previous comment.

    I would like a tool that could make paper piecing templates out of shape images. (is that even possible??)

  • Helen

    I love the calculators that tell you how many charms etc you get for a yard!! Always come back to those… Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous bundle of teal goodness!

  • Lori

    I’m still just learning to sew and haven’t started quilting yet, so I don’t know what online resources I would want. I do like the idea of being able to find a specific fabric online for the cheapest price.

  • Tammy

    I would love to see a free quilt/block design program that is extra easy to use and doesn’t need a graphic design qualification to use.

  • Sarah

    Hmm – a stash tracker would be great, with swatch images and amounts and a facility for you to input amounts you need for a pattern and have it display the available fabrics you have.

  • Adri H

    I checked out your Palette Builder tool – very cool! I’m an illustrator and so I often use Illustrator or my grid sketchpad to get things done. My friends, though, are very averse to quilts b/c they think it’s out of their depth. Perhaps an easy tool to calculate yardage for backs of quilts or to quickly match existing mattress sizes would make it more accessible to folks like them?

  • Sarah

    I would love a basic quilt design tool – that I could use instead of trying to sketch out my ideas on graph paper with colored pencils. Nothing fancy, just the ability to put basic geometric shapes in – like say, HSTs, and then choose colors to fill it in – with more shade choices than my colored pencils. Would help visualize the final product. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mhairi

    I wish I could find a tool that allowed me to work out all the maths without having to use my brain so hard.
    Also, a tool that told allowed me to type in the size of square I have and then show me what size triangles, half triangles etc I will end up after using a 1/4″ seam.

  • Jacklynn Grimm

    How about a tool that calculates how long it’s going to take me to finish a quilt??? Just kidding – thanks for the give away.

  • Faye

    Something to help design quilt squares and then automatically do the calculations for cutting fabric to create that square in different sizes. So you could design it and then very quickly calculate how to make it a 6-inch square or a 10-inch square or a 20-inch square!

  • Beth

    I would like to have a tool that would show what A quilt top would look like after its been quilted. I always have a hard time deciding how to quilt my tops!

  • Vivian

    I would like a general version of EQ7?? i think that is the name. A place where I can put my colors and blocks in and see if they will look nice together. Your pallett builder may do something like that. That is why I like blog hops because you find things like this. Thanks. Vivian

  • laura

    i’d love to see some sort of site or tool that would help make shopping for your favorite fabric easier, by letting you know where the best deal is/who has coupons. thanks!

  • AMANDA

    I would love to see a program that you can load a quilt pattern into & then the fabrics you plan to use, just to make sure I like it. Thanks for the chance.

    a.ladyfarmer(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • Deb

    I need a great place to keep track of all the rulers and dies I have so I can stop duplicating. What would also be great is someplace where I can look up patterns and know the yardages required – I spent tons of time in quilt stores on my phone trying to find websites that list yardages for patterns that I already have at home.

  • Karrie Smith

    I haven’t used many quilting tools, although I had some apps on my old Android phone, but I just switched to the iphone and haven’t looked any up. I tried to play with the Palette Builder, but when I pressed Load Image, a window opened that wanted me to Open something. I’m not sure if I’m doing it wrong, or if it isn’t working. I am definitely bookmarking your page for the future πŸ˜‰

  • Kellie S.

    Oh my gosh, a program that could pick fabrics based on color would be awesome!! Especially since I have to buy a good majority of my fabrics online and colors can look so different on computer screens. To know that they actually match would a dream!

  • Libby

    I wish there was a sewing program like Ravelry. Keep track of patterns, projects ongoing, stash, product reviews, everything. I wish it was EXACTLY like Ravelry.

  • Binks

    Wowza! Sounds like quite an undertaking and I wish you the best of luck. For me, what’s important with software, is that it is pretty user friendly and easy on the computer. I don’t know much about computers but I hate it when a program makes my computer run slow and it just ends up being a waste for me. I don’t know if you could really prevent my lack of computer knowledge, but I thought it was worth a shot.

  • Jane B

    How about a fabric search tool that would be able to find the elusive holy grail fabric that you only need half of a fat quarter of to finish your quilt! I’d so love that!!!

  • Shanna

    I know some companies like moda list their fabrics months before they are available to sell. I wish there was an ap that would let one upload fabric swatches into a shopping list so I could matches it to what I am seeing in the store. I would love a simple design program that one could use that doesn’t require a Ph.D. to use! I always end up messing up on the math when I make a block. It would also be neat if people could design blocks and upload for public consumption.

  • Maureen

    I would love to see a program or App that would allow me to scan a fabric and find out what it is and also to be able to keep track of it. This way I could not only keep up with my own stash, but I could find out instantly what fabric another project used and store that info for later purchase.

    Thanks so much for allowing us to enter to win this gorgeous fabric.

  • Cherie

    When I find a line I like I want to be able to find solids that match perfect and that is hard to do online where colors change with cameras and monitors.

  • Tammi

    I knit, sew, and quilt. I adore Ravelry, it is the most amazing site for knitters. If only there was something as wonderful for sewing and quilting.

  • Amy

    I’d like to be able to put the fabrics into the quilt pattern to see what the finished result would look like. Not sure how possible that would be! Well done on your PhDs, my dad is a prof of computer science πŸ™‚

  • Leona

    I know that Threadbias is building a tool online where you can use their fabric library of swatches with a block builder tool. The program is still in progress and I think they are trying to raise money through Kickstart for the research and execution. Thanks for a chance to enter!

  • Jamie Lewis

    This is the first time I have used your Palette but I know that will be a regular tool I use. I buy 80% of my fabric online and I can’t wait to see your new tool that matches fabrics to the palette. That would be wonderful, it’s always a gamble when trying to match fabric’s online.
    So glad I found your site and thanks for the chance!

  • annmarie

    Probably too tall of an order but I would love a tool that takes block measurements & quilt measurements then calculates yardage needed. Have fun with your new company and thanks for the chance to win some great fabric.

  • Mary

    Beautiful collection of fabrics, thanks for the chance to win! I’d love a program that would let me build a quilt block, then see what it would look like tiled in a full quilt size and adjust the size of the block for different looks.

  • shirley tener

    I like learning to use the other palette builder I used, I cant remember which one it was, for the Traveling Pic, what about a tool for hops, something like an ongoing traveling Pic hop, that was alot of fun and it was great seeing other countries. I sometimes have pics and when I scan them they are white, I cant figure out paint the program in my computer, but I was in a hop where we were showing old photos and we all had that ugly white “space”…

  • Mary Ellen

    The fabric is so-o-o pretty. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I would like a set of whole quilt templates (not just blocks) in black and white with a color palatte to ‘drop’ colors in to see how the finished quilt would look.

  • Kess

    I would love to see some sort of program for paper piecing. It’s so hard trying to calculate and draw out all the little pieces. Maybe something where you can put in the whole design, with all the separate lines you can cut on, so you know the measurements and exactly how it fits together. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Mara

    I just used your Palette builder on my blog, it was so easy to use, I can’t wait to see what else you create. The idea of matching it with fabric would be awesome I have to buy all of my fabric on line so this would help a lot.

  • Bethany

    I’m hoping for an app of some kind that can help me keep track of my stash. Even better if it has lots of quilt blocks in it to choose from.

  • Janet

    there may already be something like this out there but it would be cool to have something online where you could store photos of your fabrics, then play with the photos to mix and match when looking for fabric for a particular project. It would eliminate pulling a whole bunch of fabrics out and then having to put them away again.

  • Prachi

    A tool where you could upload pictures of your fabric and try different designs for quilt blocks and also compare various combinations side by side would be very handy !

  • Chris Pessoa

    I would love to have a tool to list all the fabrics I have, with photos, and that allow us to plan our work, like putting 2 or more photos together so we could see how they would work.
    I didn’t know this palette tool. It seems great. Thank you!

  • Becky

    Actually, the palette tool sounds awesome and would have been something I put out there except you clearly already had that idea. πŸ™‚ I’m off to check it out more.

    Thank you for the chance to win, love Notting Hill.
    Becky

  • Carmen

    As a knitter and crocheter, I’ve always wanted an online tool like Ravelry for my other crafts – where I could keep track of my stash, books and patterns I’ve purchased (or add some to my favorites), take pictures and showcase the projects I’ve done, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Tamie

    I’m not sure but what tool it is it needs to be Mac compatible. I hate to be left out in the cold. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

  • shelly

    Great giveaway!! I’m fairly new to quilting. My husband and I spent quite a bit of time fiquring out the fabric requirements of a quilt I wanted to resize. So some sort of calculator that does that.

  • Diana

    A Mac quilt design software application would be cool… and can’t wait for your fabric finder software. Great fabrics in your giveaway, thanks for the chance to win it. Cheers, Diana