December 18, 2013
Now that the Yarn Challenge Week is about over (you have until the end of today to get a discount on your project yarn), we wanted to introduce our very first fabric challenge! This one will be fun, and we’re anxious to see what you make. Be sure to share the challenge with your sewing friends, so they can get in on the fun, too!
The Challenge: Use one of our Loopy Short Stacks plus one fabric of your choice from a different fabric company (not the same one that your Short Stack comes from) for a new project. You can make whatever you’d like (quilt, wall hanging, new bag, patchwork pillows, apron, etc), as long as it incorporates some of each of the fabrics in the Short Stack and the additional fabric choice you pick. (You can use the additional fabric choice for the backing, or you can incorporate it into the front of the design.)
We are offering a 15% discount on one Short Stack and one additional fabric starting today and going through December 27th. You will need to leave us an order note indicating which Short Stack and 1 additional fabric in the order is for your challenge. We will apply the discount when we print out your order. If you’re going for free shipping in the U.S. make sure that the discount will not take your total under the $75 level, because the website will add the $5.95 postage cost back in. (Discount limited to one Loopy Short Stack and one additional fabric. Must be ordered in one order, so calculate carefully before ordering.)
If you purchase project items from us during Challenge Week (12/18 – 12/27) or later, and you upload a photo of your completed project to our gallery you could also earn an extra Loopy Credit! Assuming you complete your project and…
- upload your photo on or before January 31st, we’ll give you a Loopy Credit equal to your original discount;
- or, if you upload it in February, we’ll give you a Loopy Credit for 75% of your original discount.
For example, if you order $40 for your challenge project during Challenge Week, you’ll get a $6 discount on your order that day. Then, if you finish and upload your project to our photo gallery in January, we’ll put a $6 Loopy Credit in your account. If it takes a bit longer to finish your project and you upload it in February instead, we’ll give you a $4.50 Loopy Credit. (Note: one discount and one Loopy Credit per person.)
We’ll start a Fabric Mixers thread on the Loopy Groupie Board on Ravelry, so feel free to join in on the discussions there! You are welcome to participate in the Fabric Challenge, even if you are also already doing the Yarn Challenge. I’m thinking I might need to design myself the ultimate knitting bag. Maybe strips of fabric on the outside, different fabrics for pockets on the inside. Lots and lots of pockets. I like places for everything in there.
All Loopy Short Stacks are comprised of 8 Fat Quarters, and there are lots of great patterns out there using FQ’s. Here are some ideas: Fat Quarter Friendly Quilt Patterns, 25 Things to Do with Fat Quarters, Bright Four Patch Throw, Old World Snowballs, or books: Fabulous Fat Quarter Bags, Fat Quarter Friendly, Simply Fat Quarters, Fat Quarter Winners or one of the fun patterns we have in the shop. If you’re a quilter, there are a lot of great sampler quilts/wallhangings that would work well for this challenge.
So – pick one of our 45 Loopy Short Stack options (I’ve only shown you 24 here – lots more on the website) plus one additional fabric from a different company, incorporate at least some of each of those 8 + 1 fabrics into your project, and then upload a photo of your finished project to the Loopy’s Fabric Challenge Photo Gallery (which we’ll put up in January.) We’re looking forward to having you participate in the first Loopy Fabric Challenge!