waverly fabric – a giveaway!
by victoria comment


well, this is happy spring news to share! Waverly is so excited to introduce their new fabric collection, Modern Essentials, they’ve offered me a cool reader giveaway! sfgirlbybay gets to giveaway 10 stacks of five one yard pieces ($100/stack value) to ten lucky readers! simply  share with us all below in the comments* what you might sew with these colorful pretty patterns by wednesday, april 13th (*and, please be sure and leave a way for me to reach you).

bonus entry: if you tweet about this giveaway and include my twitter address @sfgirlbybay, that will count as an extra entry! same goes if you blog about this – simply comment again below with a link to your post and let me know you tweeted. winners will be chosen via random.org.

the new waverly line is graphic, modern and fresh! waverly has taken on a new twist, offering a unique variety of classic motifs designed for 21st century style. The collection offers three distinct looks – a playful, ethnic group, a spa inspired group and a take on the more traditional floral with Asian aesthetic and tone. to see more of the new line, visit waverly — it will also be available at Joann Fabrics mid-April. you might also like to pop over to waverly’s new facebook page, and become a fan. thanks, for the giveaway, waverly!


333 responses to “waverly fabric – a giveaway!”

  1. endless possibilities! I would make travel laundry and shoe bags for my mom and sisters and then probably make some quilted pillow covers. The colors are so fun!

  2. Yay! I love a giveaway! And what beautiful new fabrics from Waverly! I would love to use this fabric to make flowers to cover a pillow with, I love that new style! Also have been wanting to try my hand at some fabric wall art and these would add the perfect splash of color to my bedroom!

    p.s. – I was so happy when I stumbled upon your blog :) San Francisco is my favorite city in the world. Your posts are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. How cheerful! I’d make new pillow covers for my couch for sure. In fact, I have a few Ikea feather pillows just sitting in my craft room waiting for the right fabric. I think this is it!

  4. These are so lovely! I would make some new pillows for my couch, or a table runner for the dining room, or recover some seat cushions … anything, really! I love the patterns and colors!

  5. I think any fabric would look great placed in front of a beautiful Cathrineholm piece! I’d make a table runner and cushions out of it.

  6. These wonderful colors would be perfect for my new kitchen, and I would definitely make a couple of chair pillows and a tablecloth or two.

    Love it!

  7. I love these prints. They are happiness in a yard. I’m getting married next week and I would love to use these in our new home! My kitchen is green and yellow and some of these would be perfect for dishtowels or an apron. I also would like to make pillows for our living room couch.

  8. The possibilities are endless with these cheery pieces of fabric! I’d love to make a few pillows, stretch one over an embroidery hoop and hang it on the wall, maybe make some coasters, a table runner….

  9. These fabrics feel like a burst of sunshine! Thank you for sharing these with us. I would use them to make a bunting for window valances in my newly decorated second bedroom. Thank you!

  10. I’d make cushions for my kitchen chairs with a coordinating table runner! what a lovely giveaway :)

  11. These are so vibrant! My sister’s just adobpted a baby boy, and she’s hinted that she is in sappy baby boy fabric overload. I’d like to make her some fun summer burp cloths and other baby goodies (that she can use and actually like the fabric)!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  12. Coordinating kitchen/b’fast nook set (trimmed towels, potholders, placemats, napkins, table runner) for my daughter’s new apartment. Thanks for the give-away!

  13. EEEEeeek! Fabric! And amazingly awesome fabric at that! Seriously I’m crazy about this. I have been on a major sewing binge lately, making mola fronted pillows with pop poms and graphic fabric prints on the back for family, friends and the ol’ etsy shop. I’ve also been looking for the perfect fabric to recover my vintage 60’s footstool and make some curtains for the entryway… I have a feeling these could be ‘them’! Fingers seriously crossed on this one! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!


  14. Absolutely love the colors!I’m moving to Chicago in 1 month and I’ve been trying to look for pillows for my couch and the colors are exactly what I’ve been looking for. I also love making fabric necklaces and the fabrics would be a great color for the spring.

  15. Amazing!
    I’m looking for a fabric to line a tote bag I’m working on, and that green would be amazing. With the rest, a patchwork throw for the cool summer evenings.

  16. This fabric would make great pillowcases. It would also make great pillowcase dresses for girls in 3rd world countries. The colors are just beautiful!

  17. Charming! I love funky patterns for pleated/cinched lamp shades, it adds a fun flare to any room, so that’s what I would probably use them for.

  18. Oh my gosh, my kitchen would be so happy if hand made kitchen towels stitched from this fabric would be hanging around! Also I have been looking for bright and sunny fabric to make a few Summer skirts. I would piece panels together with different fabrics, Pockets are a must and I am sure that a ruffle or so would be included. I did post this happy give-away on my fb page. Also I did tweet… And yes. I am on my way to my blog to write about this lovely give away. Thanks

  19. Wow! I love these fabrics!! They would make great made up into tote bags for my daughter and her friends that will be heading to High School next year.


  20. Good Morning, just redecorated our home..LOVE those colours….ummm…me thinks some fab. toss pillows. Thank you! Cheers, Valerie.

  21. Dresses for my niece!

    Curtains for the kitchen windows so the neighbors no longer have to see us walk around in our undies. :)

  22. Love the fun patterns!! I would love to use these fabrics to make a banner for my soon to be baby girls room and maybe some funky pillows for my kitchen banquette!

  23. LOVE this fabric! I would sew a cool beachy bag. Maybe even frame some smaller squares of each for the kitchen or my new art room. Love Waverly and SFGIRLBYBAY;)

  24. Just the excuse I need to drag the old Singer out! New covers for the screen porch furniture cushions will be the plan!!!

  25. I think that I might use them the fabrics for my map series that I am working on. I have already made one map that I sewed by hand. I believe my next map will have to do with lots and lots of different patterns. These would be perfect for that!!!

  26. I need some new pillow covers desperately! I also have a couple chairs that need some new covers, too. The colours and patterns are so great and perfect for spring!

  27. I adore this line by Waverly!!!

    I would do pillows and cover my desk chair! My office has this palete going with Peacock walls!

    Art by Karena

  28. I think I would make a bunch of lovely tote bags for me and my friends! This fabric is so lovely and perfect for spring!


  29. I just re-did my living room. I wanted to feel like I was in a room in a house that overlooked the ocean. I would use the fabric to make slipcovers for all sorts of pillow inserts I have to give personality to the plain cozy slipcovered furniture. Ahhh!

  30. Ohhhh I just got a pattern for a lap quilt and was looking for fabrics. These would be perfect.

  31. I think i would make some pillows and tote bags, perfect to give some colour to the winter ahead of us here in Uruguay :)

  32. I just bought these amazing blue ottomans that match the blue hues in those designs. I’d create a vibrant pillow to go on top!

  33. I will make place mats and a table runner for my spring/summer table. I love the new vibrant colors!

  34. Their new line is really impressive. I have a thrifted chair that needs some love and one of these bright prints would be perfect!

  35. These are gorgeous. The bright patterns remind me of a sunny day – perfect for making a pitcher of lemonade and grilling! I would make place settings with these, a gorgeous summer apron, and cushions for patio chairs!!!

  36. pillows for my couch, an apron (my kitchen is bright bright green w yellow scattered about… perfect!) and maybe a reusable grocery bag? OH! i saw a pattern for a tunic that i loved loved…

  37. These are TO DIE FOR. I feel like they belong in my apartment already! I would love a few pillows out of this fabric, possibly a cute flag banner, a fabric necklace or maybe even a skirt. Obviously the possibilities are endless. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  38. Beautiful Collection — Go Waverly. I would use a different pattern on each one of my dining chairs. They would surely make my day start with a bright smile.

  39. I adore Waverly’s new modern patterns. I would love to recover some funky chairs with this fabric!

  40. I would LOVE to turn these beautiful and bright fabrics into pillows for the spring and summer! they would look great paired with a solid color fabric on the back. So awesome!

  41. Loooove the colors! Retro with a pop. Would make great tea towels, but thinking it would be fun to reupholster my dining chairs, each with a different fabric and use that as a launching point for the whole room.

  42. wow! great colors and patterns… i would sew up some pillow covers and make slipcovers for the cube ottomans in my living room. thanks for the giveaway!

  43. I would love to sew a colorful apron & matchy kitchen accessories like a pot holder, towels, or tea cozy.

    Thanks for doing the great giveaway!

  44. I would upholster an old wing chair of mine with the one on the left. The one on the right I would use in a frame ( I got a huge old frame with plaster ornaments…wink wink) …would love it ! Great colours and patterns !

  45. These fabrics are so cute! I think I’d like to make some throw pillows for my couch. I’ve just been waiting for the right fabric to come along!

  46. I love these sunny lovely colors. I would make a one strip top, which can be combined with all possible summer bright colors, hats, aprons and more clothing and home accessories. Also, I think these fabrics are perfect to make a picnic or tea/coffee serving set.

  47. my husband and I just bought our first home and I would love to sew up fresh tea towels for the kitchen and banners for our housewarming party!

  48. Ohhhh, I love the prints and colors! They would go perfect in my house. I’m in the process of revamping my living room, these would make nice accents the stuff I’ve already picked out. Probably some pillow covers and a wall hanging!

    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  49. My friend and her fiancee recently moved into the house they built themselves. These fabrics would make her a wonderful housewarming apron. I’d likely also use the material to sew a funky stuffed critter for my other friend’s son. He loves getting new toys when I have fabric to whip something together for him. Beautiful colours!

  50. The blue and the green match exactly my living room palette. This would be perfect to cover pillows!

  51. LOVE this new collection! I just reupholstered my dining chairs in a beautiful navy and cream Waverly fabric, and these new fabrics would make great napkins to go with them!

    I also tweeted about this giveaway (@SecondHandStyle)

  52. What lovely colorful fabric! I would make some throw pillows to add a splash of color to my white couch, maybe a tote bag or 2 and/or some place mats.

  53. Love the fabric! I’d make a couple of vintage-y hostess aprons. We’re about to do some major work in the kitchen replacing cabinets with open shelving, so some of it could become cute under-counter curtains around the sink.

  54. Ohhh, so many options! I would use it to make a pattern-mixed tote or a wine bag to bring on picnics or BBQs. They are such amazing fabrics, I don’t know if I could part with them!

  55. Thanks for the giveaway! The blue, green, yellow, orange, black and white would be perfect for my poolside chair pillows.

  56. just one more entry- i changed my mind! I would do a triangle bunting banner for a friend and a love interest!

  57. is it ridiculous to say that i, were i to win these samples, would sew world peace?

    of course it is. i mean, i would if i could. but it doesn’t work that way.

    so what i would make with these gorgeous fabrics, i think, would be a cafe curtain for my newly retiled laundry/powder room, and another for my kitchen. both windows are currently naked and these fabrics – wow!

  58. EEE! I love these fabrics! Being a college student, I don’t have a ton of money to spend on decorating and things like pillows or blankets help to add life to my drab college apartment. I’d probably make some cute throw pillow covers or use them in a quilt.

  59. These fabrics are so cute. I love them.

    I would make some cute pillows and clutches with the fabric.

  60. So pretty fabrics!
    I would use them in my textile jewelry for sure! Also, I would incorporate them into my new experiments with silver and fabric.

    Thanks a lot!!


  61. i’d love to make some accent pillows with these bright fabrics- they’d add a pop of color to any room.

  62. Ooh, love the color palettes and happy patterns! I am remodeling my fixer-upper house in a major way, so I can pretty much use the fabric for almost anything right now…cafe curtains (if there is enough), pilllow covers, a valance, seat cushions, mix-and-match napkins, whatever!

  63. I love the colors! I am just starting to sew clothes for my 8month old daughter and would love to make jumpers and dresses out of the gorgeous prints!

  64. I am either doing pillows or new seat covers for my dining room table!! Definitely make my living room/ dining room POP!

  65. I would love to make pillowcases, pillow covers or adorn tea towels with these beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the giveaway!

  66. Well, after fondling the fabric for an appropriate length of time, I would make summer aprons for the ladies in my life (mother and daughter) and also a pennant for all the birthday parties coming up. Thank you!

  67. So bright and fun! makes me think Spring might actually be here :) I think I would use these to sew up some cute little sun dresses for my daughter and nieces.

  68. My mom just got a black metal bistro set from IKEA for her covered front porch and this fabric would be great for making her a set of seat or back cushions with… maybe some coasters too, if there was fabric left over. She loves the colors!

  69. I think these would make amazing head bands to add a dash of color to my outifts! Also, I would love to use them to make a modern patchwork quilt and back it with super cozy microfiber to give to the new baby in my life! (not mine, a friend’s :) )

  70. I’d back them with paper to turn them into book cloth and then make lovely hardback jornals with them. And I’d make cloth bookmarks with the scraps!

  71. I would try to make as many things as possible with this beautiful fabric but at the top of the list would be a new ironing board cover and a set of roman shades!

  72. I probably wouldn’t make anything… Some people dream about rolling around in a pile of money, I dream about rolling around in piles of wonderful Waverley retro fabrics! Too much sharing???

  73. I would most certainly make tea towels and cloth napkins out of these beautiful fabrics! And they would look so adorable hanging on my yellow stove!

    Toootally tweeted about this giveaway too!

  74. These are amazing. I would definitely do a pillow or two. I’d love to make a fun tote for summer mixing them up together a bit. I’d be darn tempted to make one into a kerchief and wear it in my crazy curly hair this summer at the beach!

  75. Awesome! I would use the fabric to sew a tiny little spring romper for my cat, Macy Gray. And since she is so petite, I would use the rest to sew some cute cloth napkins!

  76. Ooh, the new colors are so bright and fresh. I can see myself sewing some new cushion covers for my patio sofa. These patterns would be perfect.

  77. Love the bright colors! I would make a patchwork tablecloth and matching bunting garland! Love these!

  78. I love the colors and patterns. I would use the fabric to sew some napkins for the blue table in my back yard. They will look beautiful. And also 2 cushions for the chairs.

  79. Besides the fact that these would completely match my kitchen so I would feel obligated to create gorgeous placemats and matching napkins…. my foyer bench would look dashing all reupholstered in the floral design. Yum!!

  80. great fabric! i’m a beginner sewer, but i’d like to try to make a tool roll-up (like those knitting needle holders) for my art & school supplies.

  81. Lovely, this fabric would make the perfect cover for my vintage stool collection & I see an ottoman that will make a STATEMENT.

  82. I would make some pillows since I have been searching for the perfect pillows for years now an also a table runner for my new table in the entry way. Great way to tie the living room and entry way together.

  83. I just moved into my first apartment on my own and I have an awesome vintagey green-tiled kitchen that is calling out for those patterns! I’m not sure what I’d do with them… frame them, use them as dish towels… there are endless possibilities! I need this fabric!

  84. Hi Vic!

    Ah I knew I need to check Facebook today! Oh the things I would sew! I love these prints:)

    1. I would collage the fabrics and make a silverware picnic roll (a set of 4 folks, knives and spoons that unroll like an artists tool kit). Perfect for impromptu picnics.
    2. A thick bottom trim for a white curtain on for my kitchen window.
    3. An apron for working the wood fired oven
    4. Fabric bunting to dress our dining room windows.
    5. Any remnants would become snack bags for a fashionable outing to the park.


  85. Most definately some lovely new pillowcovers to spriten up the place, and rest my weary self after a hard days gardening

  86. Modern! Bright! Cheerful! Fabulous fabrics. Kitchen curtains. Hand towels. Pillows for the sofa. Covers for the directors chairs on the deck. Seat cushions for the wicker. Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. I would love to use these bright fabrics to continue the 70s mod theme I’m working on in my guest room. I could see a lampshade and some throw pillows out if these patterns.

  88. Lovely new fabrics! :0)
    I would definitey make a totebag and the floral one would make a fantastic, stand out hat! Summer is on the horizon.
    Those poof ottomans would look amazing as well. So many things to make.
    I’ll be sure to keep an eye out at our local JoAnns.

  89. Ever since losing my baby girl, sewing has been cathartic for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent making blankets and pillows for her, and have continued to make beautiful blankets in her memory. Making something beautiful for a brand new baby is truly a joyful experience, especially when I’m using bright, cheerful fabrics. I would happily use these fabrics to sew baby blankets. They are bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face!

  90. these are so fun! thanks for sharing. i would back them in organic terry cloth fabric to make burp cloths for my favorite moms. if they are going to have drool on their shoulder they might as well have something bright and fun to clean it up with!

  91. my kitchen chairs are in desperate need of reupholstering…i love the fabrics, so i’d put a layer of thin vinyl over the fabric to protect it from baby spills.

  92. I would definitely make some throw pillows for my bed – these fabrics perfectly match my new sheets!

  93. I would start recovering the seats of the chairs I’ve been collecting for my dining room; also, tea towels are always a welcome addition to the linen closet. And, pillowcases for my bed . . .

  94. I love to sew, the hardest part for me is cutting the fabric! However since this is for 5 one yard pieces I would buy large white frames from Ikea and frame the fabric to hang on my soon to be opened restaurant that is white walled and will be screaming for some oomph! The extra fabric which would have to be cut to make my family cloth napkins that we do use everyday!

  95. The beautifully bright and punchy colors of this fabric would be a great addition to my kitchen in the way of curtains or bar stool cushions!

  96. I would make chair cushions for some metal chairs that I am repurposing for my daughter. Then maybe a couple of soft baby toys with the scraps!
    Love this fabric!

  97. cushions for the dining room chairs
    pillows for the living room couch
    frame them
    a purse for my niece

  98. Goodness… where to start…. a skirt for my daughter, add trim to summer beach towels, a summer apron for me, floor pillows for the home…. I think I ran out of fabric…. Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

  99. I would cover some shoes with them to make some bright, fun flats and I would love to make some starched little giftboxes for my family with them. I love the Waverly fabrics! Thanks for your blog!

  100. Such cute fabric!!! I love the designs. I would definitely make something for the home, like a table runner (I love the bright colors in the kitchen) and throw pillows for my couch. Then I would also make clutch… and so much more (I can do a lot with 5 yards!)

  101. I’m a little nuts and can’t get enough of making beautiful, colorful pillows. Left over fabric might make a wonderful patchwork cover for Pearl the greyhound’s new dog bed!

  102. wow…so pretty..i would do so much with these…little bags for junk…lol…fixing up my longe room with some bright cushio covers…a little splash of it along my kitchen for a little bunting…oh..please let mine be the lucky number…lol…

  103. wow…so pretty..i would do so much with these…little bags for junk…lol…fixing up my longe room with some bright cushio covers…a little splash of it along my kitchen for a little bunting…oh..please let mine be the lucky number…lolmamdaray(at)bigpond(dot)com

  104. Pillows, pillows and more pillows! My living room is seriously lacking pattern and punches of color. Also a fun summer tote would be awesome!

  105. This fabric would be perfect for some chair cushions I’ve been wanting to make for my friend’s kitchen chairs!

  106. I would cover journals with some… I would have to make something to go in my 50’s (actual, not retro) kitchen: tea towels, napkins, maybe just framed on the wall.

  107. I love these cheery, springy Waverly prints! So cute. My guest room is yellow and green, and I’ve been entertaining the idea of incorporating fabrics as art. These would be perfect.
    I could also use these for frames, piping on a wingback chair I’m reupholstering, and maybe even a headband.

  108. Nicely vibrant prints! You have us all drooling over possibilities, and mine are kitchen blinds, quilt, purse linings, pillows, even the scraps would be used up in a rag rug. Thanks for the chance.

  109. Oh my goodness, the possibilities are endless. Pillows, badly needed placemats, bags. I just got some embroidered edging from India that would look amazing with these fabrics!

  110. These fabrics would be perfect for my sewing/craft room! Making curtains, recovering my office chair, and creating fabric storage cubes to organize supplies would be fun and budget friendly!!

  111. These are such fun fabrics! I think they would be great to use to recover the chairs and bench in my kitchen. But I also quilt, and that large floral print would be gorgeous on a blanket.

  112. These are such fun fabrics! I think they would be great to use to recover the chairs and bench in my kitchen. But these could also be great in a quilt (especially that big floral).

  113. Holy moley, me oh my, these colors just knocked my socks off! I’d whip up a couple of nifty aprons because I do like people to notice me in the kitchen and WoW, you couldn’t miss me with all this color. Or, how about combining with some small polka dots into a clever little market bag. ummm. Yes!

  114. These fabrics would be perfect for a little kitchen makeover…new potholder, pretty t-towels etc. Love them!

  115. I was just looking at these fabrics at Joann’s the other day and thinking about all the beauty they inspire. I would love to make a table runner or placemats, and maybe use with some fresh neutral linen for window decorations.

  116. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I want this sooooo bad. I can only imagine it’s possibilities. It’s all really beautiful.

  117. You never know how much color and weather can effect your mental well being! These patters are an excellent way to awaken your spirit for spring. I would have my friends over for some cranberry scones and use the fabric to line the pastry baskets. Cheers to some iced coffee too!

  118. I’m tying the apple green walls in my living room/breakfast nook/kitchen all together with merry, springy, playful colors. This new collection is ideal for spring and summer – throw pillows in the living room, seat cushions in the breakfast nook, and framed fabric swatches on the kitchen walls. Cannot wait!

  119. Wow! I have been looking for fabric to recover the chairs of my new-to-me, 50-year old dining set. New curtain panels for the room would be great too!

  120. i love the graphic patterns! i would probably make some pillows for my new sofa, laundry bags as gifts for girlfriends or dish towels to liven up my kitchen. there are sooooo many possibilities.

  121. I would LOVE these fabrics to make throw pillows for my new all white bed! I’ve been searching for fabrics that look just like waverlys :)

  122. I would just make something simple like a cloth over my kitchen table or a pillow case, seeing as I need both and I don’t have a sowing machine.

  123. I love this prints! I would use this fabric to make curtains for my kitchen in my first “after college apartment”.

  124. I am wanting to decorate my sewing/craft room and would LOVE to make a valance and re-upholster my chair, and make misc. accessories with this! its the EXACT look i wanted !!!

  125. EEEK! These fabrics are FANTASTIC! I would make a skirt for the work bench in my studio and since all the fabrics are complementing I would use the other two pieces to slip cover the cushions on my favorite chair.

    Oh my gosh I am so excited…I hope I win!

  126. Wow! So bold and summery! These just call out to be made into something to brighten up my porch. Cushions or placemats or maybe a japanese noren curtain to catch the breeze.
    mangosteenkate @ yahoo .com

  127. Lovely! I’d make some curtains for my girls’ room or maybe even venture to make a couple of A-line dresses for them for summer!

  128. i’ve just started taking sewing lessons from my mom on my grandmother’s Singer sewing machine which is older than my 39 years! i would love to use the fabric for bags or pillows. thanks!

  129. I would love these fabrics to make fabric wall pannels- I have a new apartment that has fabulous green paint on the walls and I could use some amazing wall pannels with these perfect pieces of textile from HEAVEN to make my home into a colorful palace!

    thank you for the chance,

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