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CraftSanity Episode 94: A Conversation with Designer Jennifer Paganelli

Tune into the this episode of CraftSanity to hear a conversation with Jennifer Paganelli, 50, the owner and creator of the Sis Boom Collection. From her home in Wilton, Connecticut, Jennifer creates vintage inspired home furnishings including pillows, lamps and festive banners, as well as whimsical designs for women and girls. (She designs three of my favorite things: aprons, peasant tops and jumpers.)

If you want a chance to hang out when Jennifer for a day and learn news ways to jump-start your creative process, sign up for her workshop. It’s at her home on March 28.

And if you think fabric designers are born with all the skills they need to design and you don’t have a chance, you’ll be encouraged by the story of Jennifer’s first foray into fabric design. Like many other success stories, she had a great mentor and was willing to ask for help when she needed it.

“Flower Power” is Jennifer’s newest fabric line. I’m making an apron out several of her prints and planning a TV craft segment using the samples I received. Jennifer is not afraid to mix bold colors and patterns, which makes her fabric fun to work with.

Fabric Givaway! Here’s your chance to create with Jennifer’s fabric, too. Five lucky CraftSanity listeners will be selected at random to receive a couple fat quarters from Jennifer’s new “Flower Power” line. To enter, leave a comment below about what you would make out of the fabric if you win. The deadline to enter is March 13, 2009. Good luck!

Episode 94 Sponsor: A special thanks to Nostalgems for sponsoring this episode of CraftSanity. Nostalgems is an online shop featuring jewelry-making kits and finished pieces at www.Nostalgems.etsy.com. Also check out the Nostalgems Facebook page. Check back soon for information about another special Nostalgems giveaway.

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Comment from Libby
Time: February 28, 2009, 8:00 pm

I would work the fat quarters into some super fun quilts :)

Comment from andrea
Time: February 28, 2009, 8:05 pm

Jennifer, first I wanted to say thank you for your interesting and entertaining podcast. I started listening a few months ago and am slowly going through the past episodes. I also just started sewing again. I would use the fat quarters to make some drawstring pouches for my many kniting projects.
Keep up the great work.

Comment from Turtle
Time: February 28, 2009, 9:30 pm

I would make one of the three below projects that my fingers have been itching to do: a couple of nice aprons for use in the kitchen (for my mother in law as well as myself and daughter), project bags, or beach bag/book cover combos….. lovely designs and such bright fun colors!

Comment from stacy
Time: February 28, 2009, 10:03 pm

I love these new prints of Jennifer’s – that is going to be one hot apron!

Comment from Laure
Time: February 28, 2009, 10:41 pm

I would love to work them into a pillow design. Thanks for the giveaway!

Comment from Dee
Time: March 1, 2009, 5:38 am

I would use these gorgeous fabrics to help teach our middle daughter to sew. I just found a handbag pattern last week that would be perfect for any of these gorgeous prints.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Comment from Sandi
Time: March 1, 2009, 7:39 am

I was thinking these fabrics would make nice baby quilts for a couple of little girls expected by my friends this summer. Reading the other comments, though, now I’m seeing aprons and a cute tote! Maybe ALL of the above could be managed…

Thanks for your hard work on the podcasts. I really enjoy listening to them!

Comment from Ellyn
Time: March 1, 2009, 7:45 am

Ohhhh I can’t wait to load up my ipod & listen to this one this afternoon! I would work the fat quarters into one of my new purse patterns….. love her designs, they are gorgeous! Keep the podcasts coming, I enjoy every one

Comment from Angelique
Time: March 1, 2009, 9:09 am

I’m reworking my studio and think this fabric would make a great backing for my new inspiration board! Thanks for a great podcast; kept me thinking and inspired while I did my weekend chores :)

Comment from Harley
Time: March 1, 2009, 10:50 am

I so wish I lived in Connecticut, I would take her workshop in a second! I bet it would be so much fun. I would love to be entered in the drawing.. if I won, I think I would have to make myself a skirt so I could show off the fabric everywhere I went :)

Comment from Phyllis
Time: March 1, 2009, 2:15 pm

I plan to make a patchwork skirt for my 4 year old granddaughter and her doll and I would put the fabric in the skirts.

Comment from Courtney
Time: March 1, 2009, 3:07 pm

I would love to make a girly skirt out of this fabric for my 8 month old baby girl.

Comment from Elaine
Time: March 1, 2009, 3:13 pm

I’m really into aprons – so, I know that it would end up there somewhere! I’m dying to get my hands on some! :-)

Comment from Terriaw
Time: March 1, 2009, 3:17 pm

I absolutely adore Jennifer Paganelli and all of her beautiful fabric collection! This one is gorgeous. I want to make skirts skirts and more skirts. Thanks for the chance.

Comment from Melody
Time: March 1, 2009, 4:33 pm

I am going to order some of this right now! I am making a new bag, a wallet, card holder, tissue holder etc…

Comment from MaryBeth
Time: March 1, 2009, 4:59 pm

Jennifer is one of my favorites!! I love that lady! Can’t wait to listen. I just downloaded it!

Comment from Kati
Time: March 1, 2009, 5:13 pm

Flower Power fat quarters would make the cutest baby bibs and burp cloths! I would love to win this beautiful fabric to add to my stash!!! Thanks for the many great podcasts – I look forward to each and every one!

Comment from ellie
Time: March 1, 2009, 5:51 pm

I’m thinking patchwork apron. :) Thanks for the great show Jennifer.

Comment from Ramona
Time: March 1, 2009, 6:04 pm

I love Jennifer’s new line. I would make a handbag. http://www.sewmamasew.com just did a whole month of tutorials for fat quarters. Lots and lots of wonderful ideas. Go check it out.

Comment from Cory
Time: March 1, 2009, 6:04 pm

I would make a quilt for our Hugs Ministry at church. We pair quilts with stuffies for the local fire and sheriff’s departments to give to kids in crisis situations. We are total donation supported and appreciate all the help we get. Thank you for the opportunity to win some of this beautiful fabric. Take care and God bless, Cory

Comment from Errin
Time: March 1, 2009, 6:23 pm

I would love to win the fat quarters they are truly beautiful. I would incorporate them into quilts. I think that these prints would be best showcased in a whimsical folk style kids wall hanging.

Comment from Diane
Time: March 1, 2009, 6:30 pm

I would definitely make a quilt! I would use the floral fabric to make a thin inner border but not too thin to see the wonderful floral pattern. Then I would design a floral center to applique using some of the wonderful flowers as patterns. The outer border would be a solid similar to the floral fabric backgrounds, and I would hand-quilt flowers against a lattice background.

I love your podcast! Keep up the excellent reports! I learn so much.

Comment from Holly D.
Time: March 1, 2009, 6:56 pm

I would make Project Linus Quilts for critically ill children.

Comment from Staci
Time: March 1, 2009, 7:00 pm

Oh how wonderful to be given a chance to win. I have spent two days trying to get Paypal to accept my new credit card and it won’t work. So I have just had to stare at all the wonderful Flower Power on Etsy and not be able to buy. When I do get this fabric whether it be winning or waiting for it to come out on a regular website I will be making a patchwork bag. It’s the perfect colors to kick off spring. :)

Comment from Kaye
Time: March 1, 2009, 7:57 pm

I’m taking a woodblock printing class & if I win the fabric, I’ll use it to make a roll-up carrier for my carving tools. Flower power would be perfect as one of my blocks is
of a rose. I enjoy all your podcasts — and sometimes when I need to clean the studio,
I listen to an old favorite. To spring, I write as it snows here in Philadelphia.

Comment from louise
Time: March 1, 2009, 8:28 pm

…definitely sthg summery…maybe a hat!

Comment from Lxi
Time: March 1, 2009, 9:37 pm

I would want to try making some bold stuffed animals. It’s a tough decision though. I sure think that I could make a cute skirt out of that fabric.

Comment from Chrissy
Time: March 1, 2009, 9:38 pm

love the new fabrics! I would make an awesome table runner to go down the center of my very long dinner table…and then repaint my kitchen to match the table runner ;-) and maybe some fun chair pads as too…

Comment from Jen
Time: March 1, 2009, 9:58 pm

I LOVE Jennifer P. fabrics. I am just dying to get some of the brown zebra stripe. I’ve been looking for some for a while now and then all of a sudden, she has some on her new line and that new line is AWESOME! I just started sewing again in December and I make aprons, purses, clothes, etc.. I am just SO giddy to make something with her new fabric. Cant wait, I SOOOOO hope I win.

Awesome interview :)

Comment from anita
Time: March 1, 2009, 10:03 pm

I love that fabric and it would be so nice for spring!

Comment from Shirley
Time: March 1, 2009, 11:15 pm

Ok, I have a fabulous, fabulous idea – I’m going make a doll house for my daughter! This fabric is beautiful – LOVE it!

Comment from Mickey
Time: March 2, 2009, 12:25 am

LOVE, LOVE this! Just got some of this! Can’t wait for this to come, it’s just beautiful. I really enjoyed this, thanks so much for such a great interview. She is such an interesting artist.

Comment from Jessica
Time: March 2, 2009, 4:07 am

Oh what lovely fabric. I would love to sew so many things!

Comment from chasley
Time: March 2, 2009, 7:48 am

I would probably incorporate the fat quarters into a quilt. I can’t stop making quilts.

Comment from Michele
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:10 am

I would use them for quilted placemats or potholders! I’m off to listen to the podcast now…

Comment from sheri howard
Time: March 2, 2009, 8:17 am

I loved your interview with Jennifer, it was SO fun to hear about her story. Her fabric is fantastic! Thanks.

Comment from Shannon Yeaton
Time: March 2, 2009, 9:34 am

Great interview with Jennifer; I fell in love with her fabric in a Country Living article. Her colors and designs are wonderful and very inspiring. I would probably make a cute handbag or tote for holding my knitting. Thanks.

Comment from barbara
Time: March 2, 2009, 9:37 am

I would make some burp cloths, I’ve got way too many babies being born in the next few months!

Comment from Kathryn
Time: March 2, 2009, 10:15 am

I am not a quilter, so I would probably make flower pins, barrettes and some retro Barbie doll outfits.

Comment from Debbie M.
Time: March 2, 2009, 11:06 am

I would most definitely make an apron and it would most definitely be worn every Saturday for pancake breakfast.

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Comment from Corrie
Time: March 2, 2009, 12:02 pm

Hmmmm…i would make a yummy quilt and perhaps then other eyecandy…brooches…coasters…pillows…crayon rolls.

Thank you for doing this. i love J. Paganelli!

Corrie

Comment from monicalee
Time: March 2, 2009, 12:03 pm

love all the podcasts!! they are informative and keep my mind busy while I create! Jennifer’s was great, loved to hear her ideas on the market!

Comment from Y
Time: March 2, 2009, 3:18 pm

I would make a clutch and a pair of slippers!

Comment from shelly beth grappe
Time: March 2, 2009, 4:15 pm

Greetings,’
The fat quarters would live happily in a new apron top that I will soon begin to work on.
shelly beth

Comment from Shelley
Time: March 2, 2009, 6:06 pm

I would whip up some pillows for my daughter’s bed – can you think of anything happier?!? Thanks for offering yet another amazing giveaway, Jennifer :)

Comment from Jessica Jayne T
Time: March 2, 2009, 10:27 pm

I would make a bag!

Comment from Nancy
Time: March 3, 2009, 1:30 am

guest towels! thanks for th beautiful inspriation!

Comment from Scott
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:43 am

I am thinking Flower Power would make some great summer 3D birds to hang in the windows in our library at home…..Loved the podcast, was great hearing about Jennifer’s transition to the Happy Life!

Comment from Aimee
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:46 am

Definitely some Boutique Bottoms with ruffles for my three younger daughters!!!!! Mix and match the animal print with some of the other beautiful fabric designs!

Comment from Paula
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:06 am

I would love to make a jumper. Thanks for the chance to win!

Comment from Rita
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:36 am

This fabric is so gorgeous! I love the Bellbottom’s Casey Green print – it’s totally my color. I would make book covers and small doohickey bags for knitting items.

Comment from another Rita
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:39 am

Pretty Pillows, shoe bags & wall art of some sort

Comment from Jennifer P
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:51 am

Let’s see……an adorable skirt and matching applique top for the world to see!!!!

Comment from Ginger
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:48 am

I really enjoyed listening to the journey that Jennifer has traveled through her career. It is really inspiring.

As for fat quarters. I’ll make purses or applique shirts (or both!) for my four nieces.

Comment from Rosemary
Time: March 3, 2009, 9:32 am

I love Jennifers fabric. I have pieces of all previous lines. For the fat quarters I would most likely make placemats and napkins! Oh what fun it would look like!

Comment from Debbie
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:10 am

Jennifer’s fabrics are amazingly beautiful, just what I’m looking for to make some clothing for my daughter. I can see her wearing it now. Capris and a peasant shirt or a dress…hummmm. Maybe all the above. Now if I could just find a store that has it to see “live”.

Comment from Rose
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:23 am

I would make a wall hanging “bookcase” rack for all the things I read simultaneously.

Comment from Alana @ Gray Matters
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:27 am

I just enrolled in my very first quilt making class. I would love to incorporate some of these beautiful fabrics into my first creation.

Comment from jesse
Time: March 3, 2009, 12:46 pm

i would love to make a patchwork girls tunic dress or maybe a fun laptop sleeve!

Comment from Tin
Time: March 3, 2009, 1:46 pm

Great colors and great patterns, I would love to win some ‘Flower Power’. Thanks!

Comment from Alison N.
Time: March 3, 2009, 1:52 pm

I would love to make some cute box bags for storing sock knitting projects with “flower power” fabric. I love the patterns and bright colors! I hope I win! Thanks for producing the Craftsanity podcast!

Comment from Andrea
Time: March 3, 2009, 2:11 pm

Wow, love the stripes and the animal prints! I’d make them into some fun wallets and makeup bags!

Comment from Nelly
Time: March 3, 2009, 3:17 pm

I would love to make them into an apron, thanks for the giveaway!

Comment from Kara
Time: March 3, 2009, 3:44 pm

First, I have to say that I love this fabric! There are two possible things I would make from it. First, I am redecorating and organizing my daughters room, and I am wanting to upholster a growth chart board, with a different square of fabric pieced together to march each foot delineation. This would be cute! Or, I might use it to make some fabric boxes to store her knick knacks in. This fabric would coordinate very well with her room.

Comment from Atelier Ao Meu Gosto
Time: March 3, 2009, 4:20 pm

I Love those fabrics!
Definitely i will make a bag for the Summer, those colors are incredibly!!

Kiss,
Lena

Comment from tricia
Time: March 3, 2009, 4:21 pm

I am really into making tote bags these days. And, sadly I am already thinking of what to make for Christmas this year.

Comment from Desiree
Time: March 3, 2009, 4:41 pm

I would make the cutest bibs!! I really love Sisboom fabric, from Girlfriends to Bell Bottoms. I love them all!!

Des

Comment from Grace
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:08 pm

These fabrics are so fun! I would make a sleepsac for my babygirl :)

Comment from Elizabeth
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:09 pm

I would love to make a quilt. I’ve been collecting some fat quarters to make Amy Butler’s Thea’s Puzzle Quilt. These fabrics would look really cool in that pattern.

Comment from Susan Cahill
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:09 pm

I would make a happy, bright spring quilt. I need some cheerful fowers in my life.

Comment from Michelle
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:13 pm

Not sure what I would do – would probably work into a quilt or 2 (or block swaps)…probably depends on which patterns I got ;)

Comment from Carrie
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:22 pm

I would love to make some accents for my kitchen… some new hot pads that add a punch of color!

Comment from MichelleB
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:25 pm

I think I would do what the other Michelle is going to do – use it in some quilt blocks.

Comment from ann leigh
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:33 pm

lovely, would make fab patchwork twirly skirt for my daughter.

Comment from Natalie
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:46 pm

a quilt for sure…her fabric is soooo pretty!

Comment from Linda
Time: March 3, 2009, 5:54 pm

I would love to make a purse out of the fabric! Beautiful!
Linda

Comment from Jane
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:01 pm

Hi, Thank you for the chance, I would use them in a spring table topper. So very pretty!!

Comment from Beth
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:01 pm

I would make a funky summer purse, because I am ready for warm weather!

Comment from Stacey
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:26 pm

Thanks for the great giveaway. I would use it to sew some clothing for my quickly growing toddler! Just beautiful!

Comment from Kathy
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:53 pm

I think that a little purse I saw today that you make with fat quarters might be appropo. Very nice indeed:)

Comment from Christy
Time: March 3, 2009, 6:54 pm

Jennifer’s fabric designs are simply beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!

Comment from Emily S
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:12 pm

I would make a quilt for my new baby girl due in august!

Comment from Tricia
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:19 pm

Ooh! A spring bag!

Comment from Leigh
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:26 pm

I would love to make some bags out of her fabrics! So much fun!

Comment from Ginger
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:28 pm

I would make some placemats out of her fabrics!

Comment from Marnie
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:39 pm

i use all jennifer’s fabrics in my products all the time and love, love, love them – so happy – so fresh- i am dying for the new flower power -

Comment from Lois0607
Time: March 3, 2009, 7:55 pm

I would make a quilt, purse or pillow. They are all very beautiful. Thanks so much

Comment from CassH
Time: March 3, 2009, 8:24 pm

The first thing that comes to mind is a purse! And probably a matching wallet!

Comment from Shelly
Time: March 3, 2009, 8:36 pm

I love the fabrics, so cheery and bright. I would love to put some of these pieces into a quilt I’m working on. I’d also like to sew up a few zippered bags for mother’s day — and possibly make a few stuffed bunnies for Easter for my niece and nephew!!

Comment from Nada
Time: March 3, 2009, 8:48 pm

bags!

Comment from katie r
Time: March 3, 2009, 8:49 pm

I think I would make some aprons and scrapy quilts. I love all of her colors!

Comment from Vondalee
Time: March 3, 2009, 9:00 pm

I can see a fabulous apron for my daughter made from these amazing fabrics. :)

Comment from Angie S.
Time: March 3, 2009, 9:16 pm

I would definitely do some quilting that I am just starting to do.

Comment from Jackie Sue Davis
Time: March 3, 2009, 9:37 pm

I love this line! I make charity quilts (Orphanges, Hopsitals, etc) and this would surely brighten someone’s day!!! Thank you for this opportunity! *HUGS* Jackie

Comment from Baba
Time: March 3, 2009, 9:42 pm

With those beautiful flower prints I am thinking of quilts. Of course a purse would be cute too!

Comment from Ethan Watters
Time: March 3, 2009, 10:08 pm

I would make some fabric buckets, pincushions and maybe a big soft fabric ball.

LOL. So many possibilities!

Comment from Katelyn C
Time: March 3, 2009, 10:43 pm

I would make some cute pillows that I can give away as gifts. I find that pillows are a really great way to tell someone you’ve been thinking about them if they’ve been stressed. Who wouldn’t want a soft fabulously decorated fluffy pillow to relax with?

Comment from Jennifer Ladd
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:07 pm

These prints would make a great little summer hat for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

Comment from Larissa
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:25 pm

Oh man! I would cut out a few squares for a patchwork skirt. I would love to make some little pouches. Or pillow covers! Oh… Or a bag! Too many projects I am itching to do! I love these beautiful fabrics though!!

Comment from devon
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:38 pm

I’d love to cover some little lampshades with them!! :o)

Comment from Laurel
Time: March 3, 2009, 11:39 pm

I’d make a new little pillow for our bed!

Comment from Sally
Time: March 4, 2009, 12:19 am

I live in Australia, a land of warm tropical colours, so these fabrics would be just wonderful in some braided pillows…..thank you for your generosity!

Comment from ~ Junkyard Jennifer
Time: March 4, 2009, 12:28 am

oh gosh, I have endless ideas for what I’d make…! Maybe a valance, a throw pillow, or something with yo-yo’s. I could use it for some ornaments or to cover some of my junk projects…the list goes on and on! I love this fabric and I can’t wait to listen to the interview! (I’ll do that tomorrow, though…it’s 1:30 a.m. where I am!)

~ Jennifer

Comment from Quinta da Quilter
Time: March 4, 2009, 12:34 am

What wouldn’t I make is the better question! These fabrics are awesome! I know I would make a teddy bear, a small doll quilt and a snuggly quilt to watch TV with! These fabrics rock!
Loved the interview!

Comment from Jennifer
Time: March 4, 2009, 5:37 am

Look at this response….People love color and I love giving it to them…so fun…thanks everyone who stopped in it’s wonderful to see!! Blessings, Jennifer

Comment from Renee
Time: March 4, 2009, 6:13 am

I really want to make a skirt for me. Patchwork type!

Comment from Melissa
Time: March 4, 2009, 6:28 am

I would incorporate these beautiful fabrics into my next quilt!

Comment from Angela
Time: March 4, 2009, 7:03 am

I would love to have these to add to some of my girls’ twirly skirts or peasant tops! I love her designs!

Comment from Noelia
Time: March 4, 2009, 7:29 am

OMG! We dont have those amazing fabrics here :)
Id love to create a funny tablecloth for my kitchen with that, it will suit the place, or maybe a great purse ! Or, i dont knw so many think could been made of that!

Comment from Janelle
Time: March 4, 2009, 7:35 am

I would make drawstring bags to hold my sock knitting projects!

Comment from Nancy
Time: March 4, 2009, 8:03 am

I’m not exactly sure what I would make from these lovely fat quarters. Maybe some pinwheel blocks, or a fabric basket, or spiderweb blocks. So many options to choose from. I’ll go and think about that some more now. Thanks for the giveaway.

Comment from sfer
Time: March 4, 2009, 8:27 am

I love the striped ones!!
I would love to make some pillows with them :-)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Comment from Erin Phelps
Time: March 4, 2009, 8:47 am

I would like to make a wall-hanging. I love flowers!

Erin
erinchris07@gmail.com

Comment from Tami
Time: March 4, 2009, 8:47 am

Love these beautiful fabrics! I think I would love to make a peasant top or something just for me!! Thanks!!

Comment from judy
Time: March 4, 2009, 9:05 am

The fabric is gorgeous. I’d love to win and us it in a quilt block or two.

Comment from jane
Time: March 4, 2009, 9:08 am

I think a quilt or a bag.

Comment from Rachel
Time: March 4, 2009, 10:21 am

I have tons of fun projects lined up for your beautiful prints! I would love to win them!

Comment from LeAnna Hill
Time: March 4, 2009, 11:03 am

WOW!! What beautiful fabric! I would love to be in the drawing for it! I would enjoy using this wonderful fabric to make myself an apron and the scraps for a quilt that I so want to get started on!

Comment from firesheep67
Time: March 4, 2009, 12:17 pm

Lovely colors! I would made a needleroll, knitting project bags and/or some pouches to hold my accessories. This fabric would certainly brighten up my knitting storage! =:)

Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all!

Comment from Bammom
Time: March 4, 2009, 1:38 pm

What gorgeous fabric! My quilt guild’s current challenge is to work with circles. I am embroidering floral bouquets to go into the center of the circles. These fabrics would make beautiful frames. I guess if I don’t win, I’ll have to buy them. Oh, well, why not?

Comment from susie
Time: March 4, 2009, 1:55 pm

Gorgeous saturated color. I would love to make pillows and placemats for my daughters and granddaughters.

Comment from Brenda Miller
Time: March 4, 2009, 2:34 pm

I would make pilowcases and pj pants. How cool!

Comment from Heather
Time: March 4, 2009, 6:22 pm

OMGosh…. I would make what I make best…. Baby Rag Quilts!!! Nothing says… fabulous… like Jennifer Paganelli!!! ;)

Heather
alamodefabric.etsy.com

Comment from Mechelle
Time: March 4, 2009, 6:25 pm

I would make some neat aprons, and wonderful pillows.. I love all the fabric. Once I got in my hands that is when the ideas start to flow..

Comment from Chris Davis
Time: March 4, 2009, 6:43 pm

Doll quilts… I’m addicted to those lately.

Comment from mommymae
Time: March 4, 2009, 7:21 pm

a gorgeous lap quilt for my couch!

Comment from Deb
Time: March 4, 2009, 7:47 pm

A quilt – my typical project.

Comment from Liz
Time: March 4, 2009, 8:15 pm

I’d make a bag…or maybe a quilt… or incorporate them into a fabulous jacket… or a cute top for my little niece… or…

So many projects, so little time!

Thanks for all you do! I really enjoy your podcasts.

Comment from kent E Mullens
Time: March 4, 2009, 9:59 pm

i love the fabric and would love to make something for my daughters out of it.

Comment from min
Time: March 5, 2009, 12:25 am

I’ve been screening my daughter’s prints onto fabric and then sewing them into stuffed mermaids or whatever it is she’s drawing. I’d love this bright fabric to go on the back of the mermaid. Imagine how cute that’d be. It is perfect for fat quarters.

Comment from Popeline
Time: March 5, 2009, 4:18 am

Some friends are expecting baby girls and I would like to make my first ever baby quilt for one of them using these fabrics… if only I were so lucky!!

Comment from johannaR
Time: March 5, 2009, 5:16 am

Awesome fabric, it would look amazing in so many things but I think I would use it for bag making and some home furnishings.

Comment from Monique Reynolds
Time: March 5, 2009, 8:01 am

I would really like to make a purse and a throw with those beauties!!

Comment from Deb
Time: March 5, 2009, 10:18 am

Jennifer, your podcast is the best, I just love your style of really digging into what makes your guest tick – how they live, how they think, how they work. It’s awesome.

My granddaughter, 13, LOVES this fabric, and would make some pillows for her and her friends with it. Wow, lots of people responded, hope I make it.

Comment from Michelle
Time: March 5, 2009, 1:26 pm

Awesome FABRIC!! I just starting sewing and I’m so excited to have an opportunity to win some fabric. I want to make capri’s pants for my little girl. I hope I’m on of the luck 5!!

Comment from Betsy
Time: March 5, 2009, 1:46 pm

Oh, it’s so pretty and I LOVED this podcast. So inspiring. I think I’d make something sweet for my daughter. Or a new valance for my sewing room. Or some sort of reusable wrapping, so I could use it over and over and over for Birthdays.

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Comment from linda
Time: March 5, 2009, 3:41 pm

DD (age 12) is taking FCE (family consumer Ed) right now. She would love to use the fabric in a mini quilt she is making in class.

Comment from Aimee
Time: March 5, 2009, 3:55 pm

I would make a skirt for my daughter. She loves everything girly!

Comment from Diana
Time: March 5, 2009, 4:11 pm

What great fabrics!! I’d make some awsome blocks for my little girl to play with. Those colors and prints are sure to inspire!

Comment from reva skie
Time: March 5, 2009, 4:27 pm

I am very new to sewing so I would try my hand at some very simple reusable shopping bags. Thanks for the chance.

Comment from melanie
Time: March 5, 2009, 4:45 pm

i would make an apron.

=) melanie
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Comment from Tina
Time: March 5, 2009, 5:40 pm

Thanks for the podcasts, I love learning about the people you interview and browsing their sites. I always thought I’d like to do some quilting, so I’d make quilts for my 2 granddaughters.

Comment from Kandra Young
Time: March 5, 2009, 7:31 pm

I’d probably make a cute apron and a springtime purse! THANKS!

mindboggld at gmail dot com

Comment from Cynthia Baute
Time: March 6, 2009, 9:06 am

Oooh… I have been DYING to make a cute apron as part of the awesome apron renaissance that’s going on right now. I’m not sure if I want one for the kitchen or for the garden… maybe for both!!! I love these fabrics and they would be perfect for the project. Thank you :)

Comment from Cyndy Clairmont
Time: March 6, 2009, 9:58 am

I would love to win these fabrics. They remind me of the ’70’s which I was a high schooler than. The fabrics are gorgeous!!!

Comment from Rachel
Time: March 6, 2009, 1:22 pm

These fabric designs are amazing! I would probably use them to make some rockin’ pillows. I like to applique my own designs. I also would love to use them to make a bag.

Comment from Tami Knox
Time: March 6, 2009, 2:30 pm

What a fun lady. I love happy people! I would make a little girls skirt I’ve been wanting to try with her fabric.

Comment from Marci
Time: March 6, 2009, 5:19 pm

If I won, I would make an apron or a purse. I’ve got patterns for both and am waiting on the right fabric find before getting started!

Comment from Catherine
Time: March 6, 2009, 10:02 pm

Oh, a bunting for my daughter’s room. So cheery! Thanks!

Comment from Susette
Time: March 6, 2009, 10:49 pm

I would love to make a tote bag or quilt, there are so many things to be made from those fabrics. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Comment from Danit
Time: March 7, 2009, 3:23 am

This patterns are lovely, please add me to your draw.

Comment from Chris Davis
Time: March 7, 2009, 1:44 pm

Doll quilts and a tote! One can never have too many totes. Oh, fabric bookmarks for the scraps.

Comment from busgirlbrown
Time: March 7, 2009, 2:54 pm

Great show! I would make baby clothes for my best friend’s and sisters’ little kiddos.

Comment from Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug)
Time: March 7, 2009, 8:47 pm

I’d make a shoulder bag :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Comment from Kay
Time: March 8, 2009, 6:49 am

I’d love to use the fabric in a handbag I’m planning to do soon! It would fit in perfectly!

Comment from Aunt Spicy
Time: March 8, 2009, 9:07 am

Jennifer is hands down my favorite designer! Since I just got back from Australia, some of the fabric will go to quilt squares for the victims of the brush fires. The rest will go to a cute blanket I am starting for my sweet Mom! What a great blog you have!

Comment from Baba
Time: March 8, 2009, 8:52 pm

I would make a quilt top for the master bedroom in the Stone House.

Comment from sarah
Time: March 9, 2009, 8:06 am

I love this new line. I have 4 daughters so no doubt the fabrics would be worked into a summer top or dress for them ;)

Comment from Caroline
Time: March 9, 2009, 8:52 am

I have enjoyed this new line so much! Jennifer is so talented! I would love more of this fabric so I can make some pillows (and more bags of course!)

Comment from Heather A
Time: March 9, 2009, 9:43 am

I am just now getting back into sewing, and would LOVE to use the fabric on a skirt for my daughter with a matching shirt (maybe a soild color with a cute cutout), and for me, a cute pillow!!!

Comment from Joanna
Time: March 9, 2009, 10:47 am

Oh I would definitely use it in my quilts, and make up a new design to showcase it! But I am loving the bag made from it on her blog right now. Just gorgeous!

Comment from Frances Peets
Time: March 9, 2009, 10:48 am

I would use the fabric to create double-sided canvas mixed-media works.

Comment from Heather
Time: March 9, 2009, 11:39 am

As a fan of Jennifer’s fabrics I’d love to win these fat quarters and use them for a new bag and apron. I m not fortunate to have a LQS that carries such fun prints so I have to search online for fun things and Jennifer’s is one of them. Thank you

Comment from Linda L
Time: March 9, 2009, 11:46 am

Another great interview. It was very inspiring to hear Jennifer P’s story. Love her brightly colored fabric. I would like to make small coin/catch bags or a fun summer hat. They would also make a great skirt for my 4 yr old daughter!

Comment from Michelle
Time: March 10, 2009, 2:13 am

What a great interview! I was so inspired by what Jennifer Phad to say. Thanks for the interview, Jennifer A-H!

Comment from Michelle
Time: March 10, 2009, 2:15 am

Oh! me again! Sorry. I would make a clutch purse out of these gorgeous fabrics!

Comment from Petra
Time: March 10, 2009, 12:51 pm

I would make a stunning table runner to be able to start the day with a spring fun smile (after such a horrible winter…)!

Comment from Carrie
Time: March 10, 2009, 1:14 pm

I just love Jennifer!! Her fabrics are amazing and she is the sweetest person!! I would use these fat quarters as part of a darling little girls outfit!! Im thinking a cute little apron dress with matching capris!!

Comment from Joellen
Time: March 10, 2009, 1:49 pm

I am just learning to do English Paper Piecing and wouldn’t these fabrics look gorgeous in this old fashioned quilt. Thank you for your story!!

Comment from Dawn Barry
Time: March 10, 2009, 6:16 pm

I am trying to make more things for myself and less for my kids, so I would love to have the fabric to make a tunic top :) Loved the podcast and now I want to go to Jennifer’s house!

Comment from Jannie
Time: March 11, 2009, 9:43 am

I would make a quilt! wonderful interview!

Comment from Renae
Time: March 11, 2009, 5:12 pm

I would make a patchwork twirl dress. The fabric is TDF.

Comment from Christy
Time: March 11, 2009, 6:16 pm

I would make a bulletin board for my sewing area. Working on painting and moving my stuff into it now, the fabrics are a great inspiration. I have to buy some for an ironing board cover.

Comment from Marina
Time: March 11, 2009, 11:17 pm

Great podcast! I’m so glad I found it a few months ago. As for the gorgeous fabric, I’d love to make a spring skirt or a few small pillows to brighten up my house.

Comment from Barbara
Time: March 12, 2009, 12:47 pm

Oh the fabric is so incredibly beautiful ! I would love to make a quilt for my daughters room !
:-) Barbara

Comment from Jennifer P
Time: March 12, 2009, 4:10 pm

Great podcast and beautiful fabric. I’ve been sewing purses recently. I’d love to use this fabric to make some zippered wristlets. Super cute!!

Comment from san
Time: March 13, 2009, 9:43 am

Hi, loved the podcast, love the fabric, count me in!

Comment from laura
Time: March 13, 2009, 9:45 am

I would love to use the sis boom fabric for a patchwork skirt or jumper dress for my daughter. Hope my entry is not too late.

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Comment from Teresa
Time: March 13, 2009, 2:05 pm

I would love to make a cool tote for the beach. Summer is coming! I hope.

Comment from Sierra
Time: March 13, 2009, 3:21 pm

Love the stripes! Great colors!

Comment from Stephanie
Time: March 13, 2009, 4:41 pm

Oh how I love it. My name is Stephanie and she has Stephanie in her collection. I’d defnitely make a bag/purse/tote. :o)

Comment from Stacey J
Time: March 13, 2009, 10:07 pm

I would luv to make some skirts for my nieces, great colors!

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Comment from Knitterella
Time: April 2, 2009, 7:31 am

Thanks for this one Jen. Great podcast and inspirational as always! What an awesome women – both of you are!

I haven’t listened to your podcasts in awhile and for no good reason… just busy with life. Now that logged back on you today I think I need to make it part of my day and listen to one each morning while I work. You are alway inspiring! Thank YOU!

Comment from Corrie
Time: May 5, 2009, 6:08 am

I love her fabric and fret over how to use it to its best. She is just as “real” as you hope she would be! Great interview.

Thank you!
Corrie

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