2015 Blogger Challenge and Giveaway!

Shabby Fabrics

Welcome to the first stop on Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge!

Shabby fabrics has a released a new line of pre-fused laser-cut appliqué shapes called Shabby Shapes! These fun designs are perfect for crafters and quilters of any skill level. To use them all you need to do is peel off the backing, iron them on, and add your finishing stitch of choice…. and that’s it….So easy and the possibilities are endless!!!

Here are just a few of their super fun options…..

Laser-Cut Dots Set -  X-large Prints Laser-Cut Easter Bunny Set - Medium

Laser-Cut Full Alphabet Set - Medium Laser-Cut Easter Eggs Set - Medium

Laser-Cut Dots Set - Medium Solids Laser-Cut Butterfly Set - Medium Pindots

They have so many fun designs and size options in solids, pin dots, and prints….and don’t forget letters!!!

Check out all of the Shabby Shape options HERE.

Sooooooo……. Shabby Fabrics has asked a few bloggers to come up with some fun projects using these awesome Shabby Shapes.

You want to see what I made???

Shabby Hearts

This “Not So Shabby Hearts” quilt finishes at 30″ x 38.5″ and is an easy baby quilt project.

I used these super cute X-Large 5″ pin dot hearts!

(and I am giving away a set so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!!!)

Laser-Cut Heart Set -  X-Large Pindots

Here is how you can whip up this super cute baby quilt in one day alone….

What you will need:


(12) 10″ squares of your background fabric….I used a white layer cake.


(2) packages of the X-Large 5″ pindot hearts. They come 12 in a package.

(4) 2.5″ x WOF strips for your binding….I used 4 Jelly Roll strips.

1.5 yds for backing fabric.


Shabby Hearts

Peel your heart away from the backing film. Gently so you don’t fray the edges.

Shabby Hearts

Line your hearts up, 2 to a square about 1″ from the edges on the right and top/bottom sides. Then press with a dry iron for 5-7 sec to fuse the hearts to your background fabric.

To keep the line up the same for each block, I stacked mine on top of each other so I could see the hearts on the previous square to help me line it up quick and easy!

Shabby Hearts

Once you are done with all your squares, you need to top-stitch down your hearts(if you don’t they will eventually fall off). I used a simple straight stitch about 1/8″ around the edges, but you can use a blanket stitch or a zig-zag if you like.

Next, sew all your squares together in a 3 across x 4 down lineup.

Bam! Your top is done.

Shabby Hearts

I used an all over stipple for my free motion quilting design.

Shabby Hearts

My backing was a simple gray pin dot.

Shabby Hearts

Using 4 white jelly roll strips I made my binding and applied it using THIS TUTORIAL.

Easy peasy! Give these Shabby Shapes a try, you won’t be sorry:)

2015 Blogger Challenge

Be sure to check out all the other stops on Shabby Fabrics 2015 Blogger Challenge!

Monday, March 16:
Challenge introduction post on The Shabby

Tuesday, March 17:
Paula at The Sassy Quilter

Wednesday, March 18:
Daniela at On the Cutting Floor
Erin at Why Not Sew?
Deby at So Sew Easy

Thursday, March 19:
Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts
Marni at Haberdashery Fun

Friday, March 20:
Melissa at Happy Quilting
Mahriam at Three Owls Handmade
Melissa at Polkadot Chair

Monday, March 23:
Blog challenge summary post on The Shabby

Want to win your very own set of these 5″ hearts???

Laser-Cut Heart Set -  X-Large Pindots

How to ENTER  the Giveaway>>>>

Check out all of Shabby Fabrics new fun pre-cut and laser fused shapes HERE.

Then come back and let me know by leaving a comment on this post!

You can sign up for their newsletter HERE

Contest ends Sunday, Mar. 22, midnight/EST. Open internationally.

(Update)And the Winner is….. Chris!

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  1. Sylvia A says:

    Love the little bunnies, especially since I am in the process of making Easter table runner for our kids and grandkids. Thanks so much for this giveaway opportunity. I am a long time follower of Shabby Fabrics website.

  2. Christine says:

    Sew many choices! But I’m partial to the Pindot Daises, in any size.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Love the medium heart with pin dots. Love your quilt!

  4. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Love those butterflies! They are adorable!

  5. I too love the hearts and the bunnies. I like how you machine stitched your binding. It looks very professional. I can never get it yo look that good so I still stitch it down by hand.

  6. Kelly Tadlock says:

    Love the bunnies and the hearts! I can’t wait to get some and use them to make a baby quilt.

  7. I really love the small butterfly shapes, in the small print fabrics! Very cute!!

  8. I love your quilting! And I think the butterflies are cute in the shop! thanks!

  9. I absolutely love the butterflies!

  10. Michele Timms says:

    Wow! I didn’t realize just how many laser cut shapes there are to choose!!! I love the circles and leaves most!!!

  11. I love them! I’ve got my eye on the leaves for a fall table runner, thanks!

  12. farmquilter says:

    I love the hearts!!! I would love to make a quilt for my granddaughter with them!!

  13. Sarah J. says:

    Would love some butterflies for my daughter’s room! Also- can’t wait to give your binding tutorial a try (binding is always the low point of quilting for me!). Thanks!!

  14. Shamrocks for me! Happy St Patrick’s Day!

  15. Those polka dot hearts are the bomb!

  16. Do love the hearts, and all the others are fun too. Thanks.

  17. I love the polka dot hearts – would love to win this prize!! merryorganic@gmail.com

  18. I love Shabby Fabrics. There fabrics are great, and I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite of those die-cuts!!

  19. What a lot of great choices! Pin dots are fun, and I think the maple leaves are gorgeous.

  20. I’m a leaf person!

  21. Wow, didn’t realize Shabby Fabrics had so many! I was thinking how great a heart and butterfly quilt would be, then I saw the flowers, endless possibilities!

  22. So many shapes – thanks for letting us know. The maple leaves are fabulous.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  23. The tulips are cute; so appropriate for the season!

  24. Love precuts! Love shabby fabrics!

  25. Wow so many great shapes. I really like the
    tulips in solid.
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

  26. Claire Ross says:

    These are great but my favourite are the Easter bunnies xx

  27. Love the hearts and the whimsical alphabet the most for sure!

  28. Lisa Marie says:

    Your quilt is so cute! I love the variety of shapes and prints they offer. The butterflies and the bunnies are my favorites.

  29. These precut shapes are an excellent idea! Thanks!

  30. Oh how wonderful! I can’t decide which I like best! Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway!

  31. I love their precut butterflies.

  32. Patricia Cash says:

    I love the butterflies. Have a very special little one for the quilt, if I win the Hearts!

  33. Patricia Cash says:

    I get their newsletter.

  34. Lots to choose from I like the maple leaves.

  35. I love the leaves.

  36. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Liked all the cutouts but really liked the maple leaves.

  37. OK – I think my favorites are the polka dot daisies – all sizes…..or maybe the hearts…or the bunnies…or…
    Seriously – how can we can pick just one?!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win – I love the little quilt you made with the hearts – what a perfect little baby quilt :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  38. Oh I love these!!!!! I love the hearts and flowers with stems. I wish I had money to purchase a bunch of them but 8 months ago I had to quit my nursing career because I became disabled:-(. sonjamclane76@yahoo.com

  39. maggielou says:

    There was so many choices. I love the laser cut leaves and stems.

  40. I like the butterflies best, but they are all wonderful

  41. Ann McCay says:

    Wow! They open whole new possibilities! Letters, flowers, leaves and more!

  42. I love them all and your quilt is so cute.

  43. Love the butterflies and hearts!

  44. What a great quick quilt! I love the butterfly’s and those flowers are really nice.

  45. Love all the shapes, especially the circles, hearts, and stars!

  46. I’ve always had a soft spot for hearts, but wouldn’t a quilt using the butterflies and flowers be beautiful too! Thanks for letting us know about these!

  47. Leslie Bower says:

    I have a friend who was born on Valentines Day.. She would especially love these hearts…almost as much as I do. Thank you for the chance to win!

  48. How nifty. I didnt know these were available. Ive just looked on their website, I love the autumn leaves and the all of the polka dot fabric. These are such a good idea.

  49. I love that they offer dots, prints and solids in the different shapes – something for everyone!

  50. carolyn montgomery says:

    love the butterflies and hearts. thanks for the giveaway.

  51. Your baby quilt is so sweet, I love it! And Shabby Fabrics’ laser cut shapes are awesome, love the pindots daisies! I’m now a subscriber to their newsletter (ap_lemos at yahoo dot com). Thanks for the chance!

  52. Hello from Marni @ HaberdasheryFun.. This is Super Super CUTE!!!

  53. The tulips would make a darling spring baby quilt. I would also likee to make one in stars aand stripes

  54. Patricia Davis says:

    I love them all but I am partial to hearts and bunnies…

  55. the smaller shapes would make a great border for a toddler’s sundress

  56. This is such a good idea! The stars and butterflies are my favourites. Your heart quilt is beautiful.

  57. I love the daisies, but I think if I were to buy some I’d go for the letters because letters can be a huge pain to cut out. ;). And they are great for personalizing baby quilts!

  58. Love the dots! Great fabrics

  59. Kathleen says:

    What a quick and easy quilt you made! I love the variety available in these laser cut shapes. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  60. Marjorie Nath says:

    What a great idea especially since I don’t do applique. With these I can get the look without having to do all the work.

  61. I absolutely love the Butterfly Set with prints, would love to use them. I receive Shabby Fabrics newsletter.

  62. cindy oneal says:

    i must do the butterflies for my grand daughter who’s nickname is butterfly. love all the cute shapes. i signed up for the newsletter. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils@yahoo.com

  63. Stephanie says:

    The butterflies are super cute. I really like the hearts too!

  64. Wow, they have a lot of shapes to choose from. I love anything with small pin dots, but of the their entire collection, the fall leaves are my favorite.

  65. Such a brilliant idea!! Folks will love them!! (I love those bunnies, eek!) XX!

  66. So many great choices…the maple leaves, pindot daisies and pindot hearts top the list. What a great idea!

  67. Brenda Niedermayer says:

    I especially love the butterfly cuts. Just beautiful!

  68. Oh wow, those are all so cute! I really like their Laser-Cut Butterfly Set – Large Prints! God bless!

  69. I can see a wonderful quilt full of butterflies and flowers. Spring is in the air.

  70. Monique Belmer says:

    The daisies are adorable!

  71. Love the butterflies. Thanks for the tutorial and the chance.

  72. Karen Chaudoin says:

    I really what you did here with the hearts. I am a flower lover so daisies and tulips are it for me, however for a baby these hearts are so eye-catching. You did a great job!

  73. I love the hearts, they are just too cute

  74. The neat thing about the hearts is you can make butterflies and clovers with them!!!! Love the dots and love the ABC’s

  75. karenbolan says:

    there are some cool shapes. I like the circles!

  76. Linda Webster says:

    I was surprised by how many different shapes I can choose from. Perfectly cut shapes – wonderful!

  77. Kathleen Dalecio says:

    I love the Medium Print Butterflies! The Tulips, Bunnies & Easter Eggs are wonderful, too! Thank you for demonstrating how to affix them to your fabric!

  78. virginia dale says:


  79. Love the bunnies and the easter eggs, but all are wonderful!

  80. I love the maple leaves! they look just like the real thing

  81. Melanie C says:

    I love the bunnies!

  82. I love the butterflies best, but the flowers, bunnies, etc. . . they are all adorable and I can see using any of them!!! You have completed an adorable baby quilt. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

  83. I love the butterflies pindots (all sizes) The circles would make my life a lot easier! :) And, the stars! Oh my!

  84. I have a thing for solids…so I’m going with the small solid dots! They would be so fun to use. How great to have these precuts and fusible!!

  85. My mind is spooling with all you could do with the circles!

  86. Ooh, I love them all! Daisies are sweet this time of year!

  87. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    The laser cuts are all very cute–especially with the pin dots!

  88. I like them all but the butterflies are my favorite.

  89. Love all the laser cut shapes – such wonderful accuracy. Loved the Bunny video.

  90. I like the large dot butterflies over on the site.

  91. Jenni Hunt says:

    I love the printed butterflies and the printed daisies! So pretty!

  92. MarleneC says:

    I’m hung up on the butterflies but really like all of the shapes and I don’t have to cut them out!!

  93. Kathie L says:

    I love butterflies.

  94. I’m in love with the letters. Whataht a great way to put a baby name on a quilt!

  95. I love the hearts and the stars! Thanks for the chance to win!

  96. Heather J says:

    Loved seeing how you used those hearts in your quilt. So many great shapes, toss up between the hearts and butterflies.

  97. Lots of great options! I think my favorite are the Alphabet and Butterflies!

  98. Shabby shapes are really fun! I like the hearts and stars — they are perfect for a quilt for the grandkids! Thanks for the ideas!

  99. Mary Preston says:

    I love the butterflies.


  100. I am really liking the daisies but the hearts would be fun to use too! What a great idea.

  101. Sorry but I can’t remember if I have already entered this competition but I LOVE all the precut shapes especially the Maple Leaves.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  102. I like pre-cut stars the best.

  103. I’d love to make a butterfly quilt.

  104. Even though it’s the first day of Spring … it was the Fall-colored maple leaves that caught my eye. They’d be great on an Autumnal table runner.

  105. Connie Cain says:

    What a cute and easy quilt! Love the dots!! I really love the butterflies they have on their site. :)

  106. I love tulips and stars:) Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. Mary Ann says:

    They are all so fun. Too hard to choose. Love your quilt.

  108. Mary Ann says:

    I follow Shabby Fabrics blog.

  109. Jessie Hansen says:

    You make it look so easy! I like the stars and alphabet sets they have on their site.

  110. Those bunnies are adorable!! Thanks for sharing

  111. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the butterflies in the 3″

  112. bookboxer says:

    I love the alphabets and the small dots! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  113. Lori Morton says:

    Oh my!! loooove the Hearts! ALL sizes & prints & dots! The Bunnies are soooo Adorable! But LOVE the Hearts! :)

  114. I checked them out! They have such cute & pretty items! And I now follow them on Pinterest.. Thanks & God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

  115. Wow, you guys carry many lines of fabric. I will be placing an order soon.

  116. Cute butterflies!

  117. I love the butterflies and tulips. Would make a wonderful quilt. Yours turned out great.

  118. Shari Heath says:

    Cute little quilt. I also saw your binding tute. Thanks

  119. I really like the bunnies. And the stems & leaves and the Daisies to go with those.

  120. Love all the laser cuts – but the Daisies are my favorite. And what a great selection of colors

  121. I really like the leaf shapes.

  122. maggielou says:

    I love all the shapes but the butterflys are really adorable. I get the newsletter from Shabby Fabrics

  123. All the shapes are awesome but I love the butterflies most.

  124. Michelle Olsen says:

    I love the extra large butterflies in prints! They would make the most adorable baby quilt or wall hanging!

  125. I checked out all of Shabby Fabrics new fun pre-cut and laser fused shapes.


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