Monday, 8 December 2014

Cotton Couture Giveaway from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics!

I have to admit I have only recently discovered the awesomeness that is Cotton Couture, but they have very quickly become my solids of choice. I have used Cotton Couture in a few quilts lately (the most recent being my Kaleidoscope Star quilt, which I've renamed Galaxy, but also my Giant Chevron quilt I'm making for the FMQ QAL), and I can't say enough good stuff about them. They have the most amazing soft hand, and quilt up beautifully. They give quilts such a luxurious feel to them!


Polka Dot Tea stock a huge range of Cotton Couture (they have around 45 different colours in stock), including several to-die-for bundles. I bought their Spring Sampler bundle a few months ago and the colours are just amazing (and my son is continually harassing me to make him a rainbow quilt using them. It is on my to do list.) All the colours they stock are available as yardage, and Danielle and Jeanette are more than happy to set up a custom listing if you want something specific.


I have an amazing giveaway sponsored by Polka Dot Tea to offer you today - this gorgeous roll-up of blue Cotton Couture. Blue is one of my favorite colours - and this collection doesn't disappoint. It ranges from green/blue through blue into blue/violet hues. These photos don't do it justice. 


The roll up includes 18 5" strips of fabric. There are so many things you could do with these - a simple strip quilt, chop it into charm squares, make them into HSTs or HRTs - the possibilities are endless. Mine is destined to become a baby quilt for an upcoming nephew (possibly along the lines of the raindrop quilt I made for the Umbrella Prints challenge). If you're an Aussie, they would also be the perfect starting point for the AQC challenge for next year (which is True Blue).



The giveaway is open to everyone. To enter, just leave me a comment - maybe let me know what you think you'd make with them! For a second entry, sign up to receive the Polka Dot Tea newsletter to keep up to date with what's new in store (there are lots of gorgeous fabrics arriving over the next few weeks!) and leave a second comment letting me know you've signed up. 

This giveaway will close next Monday 15th December at 8pm AEST, and Mr Random will draw the winner. Please make sure to leave your email address if you're a no-reply commenter - if I can't contact you I will redraw. 

Good luck!

xx Jess

173 comments:

Mystic Quilter said...

What stunning solids!
I am a huge fan of Sujata Shah over at The Root Connection, love her style of quilts and I would most definitely make a quilt using these fabrics.

Miggsie said...

I just tried Cotton Couture solids for the first time for a guild challenge and loved them! I think I'd I
use these beautiful blues for a table runner and some placemats, probably with some improv patvhwork. Thanks!

Miggsie said...

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Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I love anything blue. I might make a cushion to complement my peacock quilt. Thank you.

Rhonda D. said...

I would use them in a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Britt Smith said...

Blue is my favourite colour too. I would attempt a colourwash or a blue wash with this roll.

mc said...

Would love to make a quilt with changing hue. Colour wash.

mc said...

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Rike Busch said...

Just love this colors - so powerful! I would surely use them for my Tula Pink City Sampler.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings from Germany,
Rike

Pauline Perry said...

I am collecting fabric for a blue and white quilt that I plan to make and these will make a fantastic addition to my collection.
Pauline

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Pauline Perry said...

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Katrin said...

This looks awesome, I would love to make some matching pillow covers for our couch. Thanks!

JLVerde said...

Great size. A beefed up jelly roll! I'd have to use some to practice half square triangles.

JoyceLM said...

Lovely fabrics. I'm planning to make a scrappy blue/white quilt for a friend & these would be perfect. Thanks.

Juliet @ Tartankiwi said...

I'm dying to try cotton couture solids! Not sure exactly what I would use them for but its a fairly safe bet that it would be paper pieced!

Gill said...

Fabulous colours!
Not sure what I'd use them for yet though!!


Gill said...

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Laura B said...

I'd probably make a baby quilt for my newly arrived nephew.

Judy Barr said...

Hi Jess
The fabrics are beautiful. I have recently purchased EQ7 and I am having lots of fun designing quilts that I will never make. If I won this fabric, I would design a quilt and make it for real. What fun!
I'm excited to find you are in Australia too.
Thanks Judy
judybarr at iearn dot org dot au

Sonja Mclane said...

I love the colors. I love to add solids with my prints to they don't become to busy. sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I would love to try them, maybe in a new quilt for my son!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

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Annika said...

Wow, the fabrics are lovely and BLUE ... I just love it! I would love to make a quilt for me!!!

Banana Showcase said...

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I've never tried this line, but would love to!! I adore this color scheme you have picked to give away. thank you...I would put it in a quilt for sure.

Jackie Thompson said...

The blues are gorgeous! I would like to make some pillow covers for my living room.

Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

Dorian said...

What a pretty bundle! I haven't used Cotton Conture yet, wouldn't mind getting my hands on some :) I would use it in a quilt of some kind. I make my own patterns, so I would come up with something for this bundle. Thanks for the giveaway, Merry Christmas!

Wendy said...

I love blues and these could make an interesting background for a star quilt

Martina said...

Looks beautiful! Blue ist my alltime favourite too. I think would use it for pillows together with a stitchery panel

Teatime Creations said...

Would love to stitch those lovely colors into a quilt.

Beth said...

Those would become a quilt at my house!

Beth said...

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Gina S. said...

I haven't tried them yet. The look beautiful.

Meg Tison said...

Blue is my favorite! I'd pair it with a light grey Essex.

Maryse said...

I love Cotton Couture, I use them quite often. This will go straight to my stash as I like to mix solid with prints in my quilts. Thanks!

Beth said...

I too love these solids. So soft - thanks so much for the give away.

Renee said...

I did enjoy working with Cotton Couture, and would buy more of it after seeing that two different bundles and orders of the same color actually had the same color (unlike Kona, their dye lots are so inconsistent!)

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I love those blues! The cotton couture has such a soft hand it's great for baby quilts

vicki said...

Hmm, maybe a pillow-orsix! Lol Thanks for the great giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

vicki said...

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Dixie said...

O these fabrics would look lovely in a modern style quilt....mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

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shayne said...

My brother has been begging for a "blue" quilt! Perfect!!

shayne said...

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allison pogany said...

Never tried couture cotton, but blues are my favorite! Would make a beautiful ombre style quilt!
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Toohey said...

I Love these blues. I'm trying to find the right blue and greens to make a king sized quilt for my bed. Ack. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karin said...

I used Cotton Couture for my Super Mario Brothers Quilt a few years ago and it was fantastic.

I'd probably make a baby quilt with the blues as well.

Louise said...

I'd make a quilt with a stained glass look to it. I just love the idea of framing each of those gorgeous blues with a thin strip of black!

Louise said...

I signed up for the Polka Dot Tea shop newsletter. Looks like they have some fantastic fabrics! I use my yahoo address for newsletters (firstname.lastname@yahoo.com)

Allison C said...

My son could use some pillows and these would make great pixel pillowcases

sew.darn.quilt said...

Beautiful saturated colours of blue!
I see a t.v. quilt for my youngest and his favourite colours just happens to be blue ")

wobblybobbin said...

These would be perfect for the quilt next up on my list - a blue white and gold quilt for my 6 year-old.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seguidor.Amo sólidos!!!Obrigada!
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Debby said...

Love those blues. Just bought my first Cotton Couture also...beautiful colors. I would make a mini-quilt, Mondrian style--a study in blue.

Cheryl said...

I would make some wonderful pillows with them if I won

Quilt Writer said...

I want to make an Amish inspired quilt!

Andrea York said...

Very pretty solids! Would make a toddler size quilt for my grandson!

bab5313 said...

I'm feeling an "Under the Sea" wall hanging, with fish, crabs, and starfish.

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ingrid said...

They would look great in a stacked coins quilt!

Tiffany said...

I love blue! I'm thinking someything with strips of fabric arranged from light to dark for an ombré effect.

Katie said...

I'm looking at making Tesselation by Allison Glass and I think this would be AWESOME for that project

Julierose said...

Oh what yummy blues--perfect for my fancy rail fence quilt to be made in the New Year...hugs, Julierose

Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

Those colors are delicious. I would love to make a quilt with those blues swirling around. Thanks for the chance to win!

ittehgaps said...

Love fabrics with a soft hand. Those rainbow bundles are yummy colors. I have an idea swimming in my head for a sea glass quilt. And blue is my favorite color so I hope to win that beautiful bundle. Cindy/ bluemoonstencils at yahoo dot com

Marlene said...

I have never used Cotton Couture before. I have a friend who has just welcomed a baby boy into their family so this bundle would make a gorgeous quilt for him.

Enny said...

I totally agree with you re how beautiful those Cotton Couture fabrics are. So soft and slightly shiny, a bit like silk. I recently bought 3 yards of the Ocean color as a solid for a quilt with lots of organics but then I decided that the materials were too different. So this bundle would be perfect for making a quilt with my yardage. Since I love sewing curves right now, I'd try to make some water-like waves in various shades of blue against the teal background.
Thank you for the give-away and I've also subscribed to the newsletter.

Paul Burega said...

What lovely looking colors. Not sure what I would make with those lovely colors.

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Heather @ Winding Bobbins said...

Lovely bundle Jess. Thanks for the chance.

Quilting Tangent said...

I would either use them in a free motion sampler quilt or a scrappy quilt mixed in with prints. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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Ali said...

I'd make a mini quilt to hang on my boyfriend's wall, he'd really like these fabrics!

Jennifer said...

Those are beautiful! I think they'd make gorgeous gems!

Catherine said...

Beautiful fabrics! I'd make a quilt for me, but I'd have to look at them for a long time first before committing to cutting them up:-)

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

Beautiful fabrics!!! Would love to make a baby quilt with the Spring Samplers, or a geometric style quilt with the Rainbow Samplers. Wishing you a very Merry Holiday season!!

SeeAmySew- Amy Caldwell said...

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Kat Scott said...

I have been collecting solids for a special quilt project... these would be a great addition!

Gabrielle Robles said...

Love this blue roll up with CC fabrics. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Bronwyn said...

thanks Jess! and Polkadot Tea! blues are my go-to colour...always and forever...I am gathering fabrics for a 'Fiji' quilt - a reminder of a great family holiday, so these would be perfect.

Bronwyn said...

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tlcala4me said...

Wow, I love the pics of these solids! About impossible to resist. And the roll of blues might be the perfect compliment to a bundle of prints in similar colors, with seashells and starfish, that I've been waiting to work with.

tlcala4me said...

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Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Truly gorgeous colours and fabrics - I would love to try these! I think I would make an orange peel quilt or a cathedral window quilt - these colours owuld suit both of those :) Thanks for the chance!

Crafty Coffin said...

What lovely fabric! I think I would try my hand at piecing curves and make an ombre quilt for my son (I'm bad at describing my ideas but I can picture it).

Arnden said...

I really want to try making a ombre stars quilt and this would be a great chance to try one.

Kelly O. said...

These fabrics are gorgeous!! they would make a fabulous solids quilt!

Linda B said...

Oh it would definite be used to make a quilt....blue is one of my favorite colors....

Patchwork and Play said...

What beautiful fabrics! I think some of these would be perfect for my Modern Amish Medallion quilt I am making! Thanks for the generous giveaway Jess!

Linda B said...

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Willit Neverend said...

My sewing has slowed down nearly to a full stop, but I imagine winning these beautiful blues would spark my sewing motivation again. I'm all about practical at the moment, so I would probably make something functional, yet beautiful, for our home. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize.

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Afton Warrick said...

Those are lovely. I'd make a quilt, for sure.

Mary W Quilts said...

I have a "modern quilt" in mind. Something with lots of geese or half square triangles.

Heather said...

Those gorgeous blues would fit nicely into the Modern Sampler quilt I am about to start. Thanks for the chance.

Marti Taylor said...

This is the perfect collection of blues for a quilt idea I have been mulling over, using the blues and greens of sea glass laid out like subway tiles. Thanks for sharing the fabric love!

Marti Taylor said...

I've subscribed to Polka Dot Tea's newsletter, thank you for the additional chance!

Abigail Dang said...

I am a new quilter. These wonderful fabric inspired me a lot. Thank you for sharing. ( my email: abby64sam@gmail.com)

Kathy E. said...

I would use the blues to create a variety of items, mixing and matching them with the stash of fabrics I currently have. I'd be making totes, wallhangings and bibs!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my goodness, my fingers are just itching to try out those solids!!! I love to use solids in my quilts, and sometimes the quality is just not what I would like. These look like great quality even in the picture! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carrie P. said...

gorgeous! I think I might make some springtime placemats.

Sarah said...

I would use them to make a quilt for my daughter; her favorite color is blue. sarah@forrussia.org

Janie said...

Beautiful bundle. Thanks for the chance.

Cloud 9 said...

Blues are my favorite too and these are wonderful!

Patty said...

I think I'd make a quilt that has the colors going from light to dark. Not sure of a pattern tho.

Sue said...

Ah yes, the AQC challenge. I have had my thinking cap on but still a blank at the moment. maybe these will give the inspiration I need.

Ann Dunn said...

I recently saw a quilt pattern called 1000 pyramids. I think those blues would work well.

Ann Dunn said...

I receive your email newsletter. I've made a chevron quilt but still need to quilt it.

Sandy said...

I follow by email. Thanks for the chance to win!

Sandy said...

I've always wanted to make a quilt in shades of blue… This bundle couldn't be more perfect! Thanks!

ipatchandquilt said...

Oh Jess, these are scrumptious!!!
Luuuuuve those colours!
I would like to do a water / blue springs quilt in 2015, and these would be perfect for that.
Esther
Esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

Peaches1003 said...

I haven't tried the cotton couture solids before. I think they'd make an awesome storm at sea quilt (perhaps a mini, let's be realistic)

Lyndalee said...

I would like to make a log cabin quilt with 1/4 in logs. In particular a Modern log cabin that I saw in a Modern Amish show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.

Susan said...

I would use some of them in Bonnie Hunter's current QAL.

Susan said...

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Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

I would love these forever LOL

susaboli said...

I have a maritime quit in my mind, showing the colours of the german northseacoast where we are spending our holidays, these fabrics would fit perfect

Digiscrapations said...

My daughters favorite colour, I would make her a quilt.

Needled Mom said...

I'd use them in a pillow series for the sofa.

Needled Mom said...

I'm heading over to sign up for the newsletter now.

Havplenty said...

I would include these fabric strips in a quilt for my college bound nephew. He loves blues.

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Sarah S said...

I love blues! I'm no quilter but I can find uses for even the smallest bits of fabric in making things for my kids.

Vicki Price said...

Aquas, greys and navys? Perfect for my sunroom sofa quilt.

allison said...

Pretty! I have no idea what I would make, but probably more quilt squares!

MC said...

These would be a great addition to the lighthouse quilt I'm hoping to make for my mom!

Jen Beatty said...

These colors would look great in my loft on new pillows.

Jen Beatty said...

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Kirsten said...

I would use these in a quilt for my twin sons - one likes green and the other blue so they would be perfect:)

Emily C said...

I would make a contrasting star quilt.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I've used a couple of colors of Cotton Couture. They have a really nice feel. I'd probably use the fabric in a baby quilt if I were to win!
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DeborahGun said...

These colours are amazing! I would have to make something inspired by the ocean :-)

Marti M said...

I think it would make a beautiful 60 degree triangle quilt.

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GranChris said...

The colors are wonderful. I am not sure what quilt I would make but for sure I would make a quilt.

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a gorgeous range of blues. I haven't tried these cottons and would love to give them a go, I would make a quilt of some sort, half triangles all in these shades could be pretty

Sonja Mclane said...

Love the colors!!!!! I would definately put these colors in a quilt!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

GO STARS! said...

Blue is one of my favorite colors - the other is green. I've been looking at some of the improv quilts and this would be a fun start to a blue/green improv quilt

Magdalena said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! My sister loves anything blue so if I could get my hands on these beauties, I'd probably turn them into a belated Christmas gift for her :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous colours! I think I would make some cushions to go with the blue and white quilt I'm making for my mam (and have been making for about three years!).

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Becky McIntosh said...

Gorgeous maybe I could put them with my aghandcrafted!!!

Diane Friedman said...

lovely colors and easy on the eye and they look like you want to hug them!

Diane Beavers said...

Hello Jess,
I'd love to quilt some chair pad covers to go w/sea shore & sea shell décor. I've never made 'em before so this bundle just might turn into pillow covers instead.
Thank you so much.

RMC said...

Thanks for the giveaway Jess. I would most definitely use those colours to make a quilt for my son. Perhaps just a basic strip one, then perhaps back it in minky like I've done for my girls as the bottom of Australia is cold more than hot. Rach C

Brenda said...

Not sure what I'd make. One of my goals for the coming year is to venture into working with solids alone, and this will be a nice contribution to my supply list.

Brenda said...

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Lisa C said...

I am allergic to solids but I try to add a bit to every project I make (easing myself into it). I've had the (solid) fabric for a Jaybird Quilt pattern for MONTHS and I'm determined it will be my next project once I finish the two I'm working on. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jolien said...

I love the teals! I'd love to combine these with some of my random prints and turn these into a quilt for my son(or sons, if I'm ambitious enough).

Jolien said...

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Karrie S said...

i'd use them in a quilt I'm in the process of making. ksmith8@emich.edu

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karamino said...

I would use them in a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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amanda m said...

Such beautiful blues! I'd love to make an improv quilt with them :)

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Pauline Perry said...

I would make a quilt for my house using only the solids with black or white. Thanks.
Pauline

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Meg said...

Love CC and Polka Dot Tea!

Niechelle Wade said...

Have to admit, I buy too many calicos and need solids... :/

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Swedish Scrapper said...

I think I\d go improv with these, or, make a plusses quilt! I have never made one of those.....

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Karen said...

I would love to make this into my color palette for my modern guild block of the month in 2015.

misty s said...

I'd use these colors to do some table runners or pillows. Love them.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I want to make a few table runners so I could work those fabric into one:)

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I would use them in a quilt; they are some of my favorite colors!
Thank you.

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lindawwww said...

I would use the blues to be part of a quilt for my son.

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lindawwww said...

I would use the blues to be part of a quilt for my son.

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Wendy Booth-Boyd said...

I am planning to make a quilt...or two for a Project Linus..this would be perfect for any boy needing the comfort and care.
Thanks for the chance.
Wendy
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Cassandra said...

These are gorgeous colors! I have been thinking about doing a variation on a log cabin quilt, and these would be the perfect starting point.

Mokki said...

I could see these becoming an underwater themed cushion, with some gold coloured fish dotted on it.

Mara said...

Beautiful, I would just use them as they are to make a strip quilt.

Mara said...

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