Free Stuff Friday! Win fabric from In The Beginning

fabric 225x300 Free Stuff Friday! Win fabric from In The BeginningTGIF because today you could win a fantastic 8 pack of fat quarters from In The Beginning Fabrics. This lovely pack is made up of 8 fun fabrics from their Floragraphix III collection. The teal, brown and blue hues are sure to inspire you to whip up something stylish!

All you have to do to win this lovely bundle is answer the following question in the comments section below: What’s the oldest piece of fabric in your stash?

One random comment will be chosen next week and the winner will be announced. Best of luck to everyone! Thanks for reading!

 Free Stuff Friday! Win fabric from In The Beginning
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99 Responses to Free Stuff Friday! Win fabric from In The Beginning

  1. Bonnie says:

    The curtains that used to hang in mother’s living room when she was a new bride…she just turned 80 last week!

  2. Cherie Lee says:

    the oldest has to be a partial quilt top made by my mother in law. Haven’t figured out what i want to do with it yet. She passed on to heaven in 2005.

  3. Grace says:

    I have a bag of fabrics from about 20-25 years ago that were my late grandmother’s

  4. Robin says:

    I have fabric from when my oldest child was a baby she just turned 19.

  5. Carolyn Ford says:

    My oldest piece is leftover from a dress I made for my daughter when she was a baby. She’s now 40 years old. Thank you for Friday Freebies.

  6. Maria Kievit says:

    I really don’t know what the oldest piece would be. I started buying about 25 years ago, and I have gotten some pieces that are probably older than that from other people.

  7. BJMarley says:

    I still have green gingham fabric from a project my grandmother gave me when I was in the 5th grade. So it is at least 40 years old.

  8. Nicole says:

    I have a box of fabric about 40 years old from my grandma from when she used to quilt.

  9. Beulah says:

    I have fabric that has been lovingly passed down through the family for years!
    As in, since the late 1800′s.
    I am the only seamstress in the family now, therefore, I am now the keeper of the cloth.
    A treasure and a connection to my family and my creative drive to sew.

  10. S says:

    My oldest fabric is older than me since it came from my Mother’s stash.

  11. Elizabeth Karroll says:

    I still have left over fabric from my grandparents. & I’m 54 yrs old myself.

  12. Carla G says:

    Hmmm – I got some fabric off Craigslist from the son of a seamstress that sewed all her own clothing that passed away and she was in her late 60′s. I’m guessing there is fabric from the 80′s in there. So that would be 30-40 years old. :)

  13. Mary Mac says:

    I have a piece of fabric that belong to my mother in law that she made kitchen curtains from. She died in 1981, so I know this fabric is from the late 1970′s.

  14. Daphne Bradley says:

    My oldest fabric in my stash is for an outfit that I was going to make for my daughter when she was a toddler. I never made it; children grow so fast! My daughter is now 21. Also, I had just gotten a sewing machine and I did not feel comfortable with sewing. I now love to sew and buy fabric. I also have a liberty print long skirt that was a part of a bridesmaid outfit that I wore for my sister’s wedding over 30 years ago. The skirt is too small but I have kept the skirt for the fabric.

  15. Jill W. says:

    The oldest fabric I have is some leftovers from the wrap around skirt I made my freshman year of high school, 1978.

  16. Jamie says:

    I have some lovely floral fabric from my Grandma that’s probably 40 years old! I’m so reluctant to cut it!

  17. Denise says:

    Happy Friday. The oldest fabric I have is 9 years old. I bought it to make a suit then never found pattern I liked for it. I now look at the fabric and think, why did I buy that. lol

  18. Cynthia says:

    Yea fabric, Yea Sew News! I have fabric which had passed from my grandmother to my mother and now to me. It was in a trunk along with other handwork she had done, probably from the 40′s or 50′s. I still have her old treadle sewing machine too which I used when first learning to sew.

  19. Linda says:

    The oldest fabric I have that I really use is a very graphic, wildly colored fabric from the 60′s. I occassionally use a fussy cut piece in a quilt but I mostly use it for inspiration.

  20. sunny says:

    Oh dear. I have some fabric from the 80s in my stash. Though, The oldest might be some from the estate of a relative, a cotton in multiple colors of green.

  21. Lauren a. says:

    That is a really good question. I acquired fabric from 2 older sewers so some of this fabric could be older than me. So I have no idea!!

  22. JoAnne R says:

    Wow this is a great Free Friday question because it gives all of us fabric hoarders an excuse to pull out those bins of fabric and just wallow in all our fabrics. My oldest piece of fabric is a piece of wool with a black and white check that my grandmother used in a quilt for my mother.

  23. Virginia Darwin says:

    I have fabric that is only about 21 years old from the first curtains I made for my son’s room.

  24. Cynthia T. says:

    I love browns and teals. Thanks for the chance to see this pretty fabric.

  25. Jan Kleyla says:

    Probably the oldest fabric in my stash belonged to my mother. I have no idea how old the fabric is but she passed away in May of 1996. I am currently using this fabric to make some quilts for family members in remembrance of her.

  26. I’m not sure if it’s my oldest piece, but I know I have some gaudy baby pink and off-white stripe, loosely woven yardage of unknown content from about 1988. I think my original intent was walking shorts! *gasp*

  27. Amy says:

    The oldest piece I have is some silk fabric that my grandfather brought back for my mother from his world travels in the 1960′s. I made a pair of pants with some of it, still have a remnant somewhere.

  28. Marilyn Sanchez-Bonilla says:

    The oldest fabric piece that I have is not as old as many people here but it is special. It is a fabric I bought when my son was born (almost 7 years ago) and that I used to make him a blanket and a bib. As it was my first project (sadly I didn’t take the time to learn the art from my beloved mother) I bought waaayyy to much of it and still have some around.

  29. Lori Gatt says:

    Oldest piece of fabric is from th early 1970s.

  30. kathleen courtney says:

    Love it

  31. Lori Gatt says:

    Beautiful fabric! Love the colors.

  32. Theresa Brooks says:

    The oldest fabric in my stash are scraps I got in the 1970′s from my grandmother’s friend Mrs. Sorenson, who was almost 100 yrs old then. She got them from an in-law of hers (her mother-in-law I think) who had been a dressmaker when she was young. The scraps are over a hundred years old now. I look at them once in a while, the colors are still bright, but I doubt I will ever do anything with them! I would be afraid I would ruin them!

  33. Patricia Hersl says:

    I bought some feedsacks at quilt shows, so I guess 30’2 or 40′s and also one piece of a black, supposedly antique fabric that I may never use. But the ones I know for sure I call the fabric under the sewing machine.My cabinet has storage space and since the 70′s, the leftovers and never used have accumulated slightly. Not ancient, but well-aged–just like me!

  34. Sue Winnie says:

    My oldest fabric is fabric I bought to make my sons pj’s. He’s now 28 years young

  35. Rose C says:

    My oldest fabric is from the 1990′s.

  36. Rina Mason says:

    That would be a piece of horrid orange and purple fabric from the 60′s that my sister bought for me to use in a quilt for her. It’s still in the stash in one piece so that tells you how attractive it is.

  37. I don’t even know what the oldest piece of fabric in my stash is. It would be a tie between several. If I had to pick and choose I would settle with the 5 yard length of irridescent green and gold kind of corduroy. It looks like cord but feels more like a soft poly and it’s medium weight. I love it. I plan to make a trouser and crop jacket set from it.

  38. Alisha says:

    My oldest piece of fabric is my Grandmother’s aprons that my Mother just gave to me recently. I wear them when I am sewing and crafting.

  39. BemidjiRose says:

    I have some sashing pieces ledt from a quilt my greatgrandmother made for my mother when mom was a child (fabic was from 1920′s). Mom never liked the quilt colors, so we took it apart made pillows for mom’s grandkids from the blocks and I kept the sashing pieces in my stash.

  40. Alisha says:

    I love fabric and I love your magazine!!!
    Happy Friday!!!

  41. Beth Laverty says:

    I have fabric that was used to make clothes for my mom when she was a little girl, from 1915-1920, My grandmother had started to make Sun Bonnet Sue quilt out of the fabric but never finished. I cherish it and don’t have the heart to do anything with it but enjoy looking at it and touching it from time to time.

  42. Jeanne says:

    A piece of big print rose floral fabric that was left over from my first 4H project….a gathered skirt. It is about 50 years aged!

  43. Violet says:

    My grandmother passed away in 1979 and I inherited a set of table scarves from her. Only 1 scarf still survives, barely, with some pretty embroidery on it. I am saving it for just the right project. It has a few holes, but there is enough fabric left to be useful in something.

  44. Janet Halliday says:

    I have some fabric that my grandma bought to make my mom a dress , when she was a little girl. I’m going to see about making my granddaughter a little dress with it.

  45. Carolyn says:

    My oldest fabric is a piece of wool from 1965. I can’t decide what to make.

  46. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I have leftover material from my very first sewing project which was a dress for my 16th birthday! My mom mailed it to me last year after she found it in her fabric stash. I don’t want to date myself but this fabric is over 35 years old!!

  47. Stacey Harris says:

    oops, I forgot to comment about the oldest piece of fabric in my stash… that would be some orange and white gingham like material from my grandmother who has passed away… it’s very pretty material but since it’s from my grandmother– I am reluctant to cut it up… :)

  48. Kelli Hubbard says:

    The oldest piece of fabric in my stash is only about 2 years old. That’s how long I have been sewing. I am working on building a bigger and better stash. :)

  49. natali deckmyn says:

    I just got some vintage fabrics from craigslist, so who knows how old they are, definitely beautiful and funky though :)

  50. Stacey Harris says:

    Comment… comment…comment! I love FABRIC…. :)