Jun 11, 2010

School's Out For Summer....Giveaway and Interview

I thought it would be fun to have a giveaway now that school is out for my kidos!  And the lovely Anna of Rope has offered up a fab giveaway. So check out her interview and enter the giveaway.


How many vintage sheets do you have right now? I probably have 12-15 vintage sheets that have not been cut. (I had a great thrift score yesterday!) But if you count each different pattern that I have in my workroom, I have well over 100.




Any fun projects planned using VS? I am currently working on some flower brooches for a breast cancer fund raiser. I also just joined a vintage sheet quilting bee on flickr.  It's the first bee I've been part of, and I can't wait to get started.








How long have you been sewing? I've been sewing since I was a little girl.  I made crepe paper dresses for my Barbie dolls, and when my mom gave me my own sewing kit for my 7th birthday, there was no turning back.  I studied for a while with a couture designer in Dallas, and made my wedding dress, but when it comes down to it, my favorite projects are the simple, made-with-love gifts.  I haven't seen my wedding dress since I got married seven years ago, but I see my patchwork table runner every day.


What or who inspired you to start sewing with VS's? I have loved vintage sheets for a long time. My friend Amanda would invite me over to spend the night, and she'd make up her trundle bed with incredible old sheets from the hall closet.  I've loved them ever since.  (They also used those cool old towels with the chenille designs on them, but I haven't found a great use for those yet!)


How long have you been collecting vs's I started actively searching out vintage sheets about three years ago. I wanted an inexpensive source of beautiful fabric to try my hand at quilting.  Turns out, I now prefer vintage fabric over quilt-store fabric.

Do you have a fav vs print? Any time I see a great single-color stripe, I have to buy it.  They are whimsical and sweet, and they come in some amazing colors.  




Any prints you are coveting at the moment? Oh yeah.  My all time favorite print so far is one I called "Mod Hourglass" in my shop.  Even though I sold the fat quarters for $4 each (the normal price is $2.50) I sold out of it very quickly.  When I realized it was almost gone, I saved the last little scraps for myself.  I'm planning to make my daughter a doll quilt from it, but I hope to find that print again soon. 




How long have you been selling VS's?   I sold my first vintage fat quarter in February 2008.  I started by making a new section in my shop, lassothemoon, but I soon realized that there was a real market for them, and decided to open a shop specifically for vintage fabric and supplies.  Those first months were really fun, because I was one of the first selling them on etsy in small pieces, so I had a ton of business.  Things have slowed a bit these days, but I'm still loving it.


Where do you find your VS's?  I am always on the lookout for a new thrift store.  We just moved back to the Dallas area from Indianapolis, so I'm still finding new places to shop for them. Antique stores and flea markets are okay, but a good, old-fashioned, junky thrift store is where I find the real treasures.




Now on to the giveaway!




Not only is she giving away this amazing FQ bundle she is offering 10% off if you mention The VS blog when checking out at her shop!







Please leave a separate comment for each one:



Become a follower of this blog. 


Join the VS Flickr group and add a photo of something you have made with VS's!

Become a fan of The vintage Sheet Blog on facebook


Pop over to Rope and come back and tell me what you love in her shop.


Blog about this giveaway. Make sure to leave a link to your blog post in the comment section.

  Enter your comments between now and June 18th

 Make sure to contact me if you do a tutorial, giveaway, or swap with vintage sheets and I will post it here on the blog.

Happy hunting~





102 comments:

sy said...

i liked your facebook.

sy said...

i'm a follower.
great interview, i love vs and stripe patterns.

sy said...

i love all the fabrics in the shop. the hexagon print in skinny pack no 32 really caught my eye.

Kristy said...

It was so fun to read Anna's story! Thanks for such a great giveaway. I'm already a loyal reader :0)

Kristy said...

Have you seen the pink poppy fq in Anna's etsy? DELICIOUS!

Kristy said...

I also follow you on facebook :0)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

facebook fan - check!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

follower of this blog - check!

Great giveaway!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Playdate really fat quarter - awesome! But honestly who can pick a favorite out of all that yumminess?

MGM

shelia said...

Lovin the chubby packs!!!

shelia said...

i'm a followers already ;)

shelia said...

ohhhlala!
looking at all the sheet glory first thing in the morning :)

Coloradolady said...

Jen, please enter me in your giveaway!!! I have not made anything yet, but I am saving vintage sheets....love them~

Coloradolady said...

I am a fan on facebook!!!

Coloradolady said...

I am a follower~~~ Please enter me~~~

MaryAnne said...

I follow your blog =)

MaryAnne said...

I like this fat quarter:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/23510843/sweet-betty-really-fat-quarter

Megan said...

I'm a fan of the VS blog on facebook!

sales4mp at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I am following this blog!

sals4mp at gmail dot com

Megan said...

I really like the "Olive and Mod - Really Fat Quarter " over at Rope's Shop! I don't have one like that and it's really neat!

sales4mp at gmail dot com

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of this blog, I do belong the VS on flickr and I have posted photos of quilts made with VS, guess I will go over to her blog and post. Thanks for sharing.

Bellgirl said...

I love that Mod hourglass! I've been ripping into sheets this evening for the Australian VS FQ Swap. I hoe something like this comes up in my swap! I'm happy tro say I'm a follower of this blog.

Bellgirl said...

... and I love the Paisley Sofa FQ in the Rope Etsy shop!

Jeanne said...

I went to Rope's etsy shop and I LOVE THE LITTLE CHUBBY PACKS, how cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of the VS group on Flickr.

Jeanne said...

I am a fan of VS Blog on Facebook too.

Jeanne said...

I have posted pics on the VS Flickr group of quilts made with VS.

nikki said...

Oh, I already follow this blog. I really love the yellow weeds sheet. And I'm almost out!

Bridget B said...

I am a follower. Although I have begun cutting squares I haven't made anything- am getting a good collection and have entered a fat quarter swap.

nikki said...

I love that they're are so many different cuts & yardages available in the Rope shop.

nikki said...

I'm already a member of the flickr group, but I just submitted a wreath I made last summer using a vintage sheet and an awesome tutorial from lindamade.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous giveaway. I am a follower of this blog :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I posted about your wonderful giveaway on my blog today!

http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/2010/06/vintage-sheets.html

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

And what's not to love about Rope's shop! Even though I LOVE pink, I really was taken by the Crazy Daisy Blue :-) Thanks for including me in this sweet giveaway.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Cool giveaway. I have some of those same prints too! You've got me hooked on vintage sheets! Find them at the thrift shop down the street all the time! Thanks! Jenn

ROLLERWRITER said...

I loved 3 patterns in the Rope etsy shop so much I had to have them: Water Lily, Narcissus, and Crazy Daisy. I can't wait to see them all together!

Leah said...

I'm a blog follower! LOVE these sheets! Thanks for a great giveaway! :)

Kristy said...

I became a facebook follower.

Kristy said...

I like .Big Bright Bouquet. And the scrap packets are fun too.

Kristy said...

http://klanteigne.blogspot.com/2010/06/vintage-sheets.html blogged about it.

Kimberly said...

I am already a follower of the VS Blog. :)

Kimberly said...

I love all of the really fat quarters in the rope shop. I esp love Party Punch! Thanks for the giveaway!

call me crazy said...

I love vintage sheets and I'm a happy follower! :-)

call me crazy said...

Wow what a lot of vintage pieces in her shop! My favorites are the pink or turquoise ones. :-)

qltmom9 said...

I am already a fan of the Vintage Sheet Blog on facebook.

qltmom9 said...

I am already a follower.

qltmom9 said...

I like the home sweet Teapot fabric on Rope.

Lucy~

Miss Prickly said...

I'm a follower too!

Miss Prickly said...

I love that Waterlily fat quarter in her shop.

MegaMom9 (same on Facebook & Twitter!) said...

Follower @ blog and facebook :)

apoppyseed said...

What a fun blog. Love the contest. Love the mod sheet the best!

Terri said...

I love that you stopped to interview one of my all time favorite bloggers. I have been following her for a while now. So clever with recycling all her vintage things. I don't know how she has the energy with those two gorgeous kids...anyway my favorite sheets are the BOLD STRIPES! Thanks again.

Jessica said...

I am a fan on facebook. Thanks!

Jessica said...

I am a follower. Thanks for the opportunity!

Jessica said...

I love the Paisley Sofa print fq in her shop . . .I have some patterns it would go great with!

Doina said...

I am a follower. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Nanci said...

I have about 6 sheets that I just love that I got thrifting. I should put some together for a giveaway. what a great idea.
I've been following for ages. I love any stripes. I've used them for backing.

Nanci said...

I have about 6 sheets that I just love that I got thrifting. I should put some together for a giveaway. what a great idea.
I've been following for ages.

craftydill said...

I love the Paisley Sofa FQ... love the bright greens!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Hi there -- I was sponsoring a vintage sheet giveaway with the only stipulation being that a comment be left with ideas for using my vintage lovelies. And overwhelmingly, I was referred to your site. Heavenly. Just perfect. Plenty of ideas here. Anyway -- I'm going to be visiting your site a lot, I can just tell. My giveaway is open until Monday is you're interested. Thanks -- Jodi
http://thejollybee.blogspot.com

Christy Ferguson said...

I am also a fan on facebook!

Christy Ferguson said...

I am a follower!

James-Linda said...

LOVE THESE FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Michelle said...

Im a follower!! LOVE these!!

jessandshelly@gmail.com

Michelle said...

LOVE the butterfly bush at Rope!

jessandshelly@gmail.com

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

I just found this blog and I am soooo in love! I am totally following! :)

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

I loooooove Shabby Rose at Rope. Love love love! :)

Megan {ShabbyBlogs} said...

Did the Facebook thing!

MonetPaisley said...

I became a follower before I read that it was a prerequisite for the give away. I heart your blog. Off to love it on facebook.....

MonetPaisley said...

I am now a fan on facebook!!!

Kelli said...

I'm a follower - yee haw!!

Kelli said...

Fan on facebook!!

Kelli said...

Ok, that chubby pack #15 - I LOVE the pretty pink color and green together! Such a nice combo!

Kelli said...

Blogged here:
http://www.theselvageyard.blogspot.com/

nap time journal said...

You are more then happy to use my tutorial! Send me the link when you do. Oh I just love vintage pillowacases :)

Carol in E TN said...

What a great giveaway! Would love to win these fat quarters.

Sian said...

how fun! i'm a follower of this blog!

Sian said...

i joined the flickr group and added a pic!

Sian said...

facebook fan!

Sian said...

i blogged! http://mycreatifstuff.blogspot.com/2010/06/jumping-on-bandwagon.html

Sian said...

i like many of the prints, esp prairie girl and big bright bouquet

perchesinthesoul said...

LOVE the Orange Magnolia fat quarter in her shop. Thanks for the interview!

Silka said...

Follower!

Silka said...

I love the yellow weeds vintage sheet, it's one of my favorites.

Silka said...

Joined Vintage Sheet Blog Pool and added photo (silkaphyllis)

leah flener said...

i LOVE vintage sheets, it took me forever to accept they were sheets and just go ahead and buy them and cut them up:) now im in love!!
i love all her floral sheets, my addiction!

Jill said...

I'm following your blog. Great giveaway and interview!

Jill said...

I checked out Rope's shop, Love it! My 2 fav's are the crazy daisies blue, and the waterlilies - love the blue ones, they're so hard to find!

James-Linda said...

WHAT A SWEET GIVEAWAY!
WOULD LOVE THESE FABRICS!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm also a follower of your wonderful blog :D

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm a fan on facebook! I love hearing how people use their vintage sheets - so inspiring!

Allison said...

i follow your blog!

Allison said...

my favorite from the shop is hands down the mustard lace. i want it!

Allison said...

i'm a facebook fan!

Geek+Nerd said...

Oooh, I love the Party Punch and Crazy Daisies really fat quarters. So pretty!

kelli said...

i am following this blog :)

kelli said...

i am following this blog :)

kelli said...

i joined the flickr group :)

kelli said...

i'm a fan on facebook.i love ther scrappacks in ropes shop :)

Holly said...

I love Rope's Chubby Pack #15. (Really, I love everything she's got on there, but #15 is pretty!)

Holly said...

I'm in love! I found your blog through Rope's blog. Just became a fan on Facebook.

Holly said...

And I'm a new follower!

I've been looking for some vintage sheets for my king sized bed. Am I out of luck, or do you find them that big?