A Fabulous Fat Quarter

Novel ideas with novelty fabrics from 4my3boyz.com

13. August 2012 01:00
by tbev

Let's Start Things Off With a Giveaway!

13. August 2012 01:00 by tbev | 87 Comments

Hi there, and welcome to my blog! Have a seat, make yourself comfortable. It's so nice to see you here.

For the last 13 years, my online business, 4my3boyz Fabrics, has introduced me to incredibly kind and creative people all over the globe. I've exchanged emails, laughter, and occasional tears as customers have shared not only their creative and inspirational projects with me, but also their lives. And in turn, I've shared pieces of myself with them, but lately I've been hoping to build on that.

Back in our mothers' and grandmothers' day, friends might sit around a quilt frame and share ideas and insights with each other. In a way, that's what I'm hoping this blog will be—a place to gather as friends for great ideas, inspirations, fun, and a slice of real life. It may not be our grandmothers' quilt frames, but here there is room for everybody, everywhere. After 13 years in the fabric business I've found there to be a wealth of great ideas and people out there, and my hope is that this blog will be a place where it can all come together.

I've got a lot of fun things planned in the coming weeks, but let's get started with a giveaway! I've got three great prizes to share with three lucky readers, valued at over $320! 

First, I'm giving away one copy of the Electric Quilt® 7 Software package. This incredible program allows you to design and plan custom quilts and is an absolute must-have for serious quilters. 


Second, I'm giving away one Hinterberg Design 14-inch adjustable lap hoop, a fabulous tool for smaller quilting projects, needlework or rughooking.


And finally, I'm offering one gift certificate, good for $50 worth of fabric at 4my3boyz.com! Just think how happy your stash will bejQuery152009864668834631446_1344909223043


There are several ways to enter to win one of these three prizes, and you can enter as many ways as you like for more chances to win! Eligible entries:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post. Tell me what kinds of posts you'd like to see here in the future, or just say hello.
  • Like me on Facebook.
  • Follow me on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Pinterest.
  • Follow me on Instagram (my username is 4my3boyz)
  • Purchase anything at 4my3boyz.com between now and the end of the contest.
Here's the necessary-but-boring fine print: Comments and entries accepted until midnight, Thursday, August 23, 2012. Winners will be chosen randomly and notified via email or by direct message and posted in the blog. 
Thanks again for coming, and I hope you'll make it a regular visit. I'll be doing my best to make it worth your while. Now let the fun begin! 

Comments (87) -


Great to visit you at your new blog!  I've ordered from you several times....always a good experience. Best wishes in your new endeavor!!

Erica Bohnet

I purchased some fabric from you on eBay. I love it! I have a wonderful design in mind!


Congrats! I love your opening about the community built around quilting - sharing, learning, just chatting & enjoying. I'll be sure to stop by, always happy to find fellow fabric enthusiasts.

I would love posts about machine embroidery applique - it's an amazing hobby, & the fabrics that fuel my imagination are often incorporated into the designs I make. So I guess that focus would be on fabrics for little uses, rather than large quilts or even clothing. : ) I love it all, best wishes here!
(PS the cow fabric I purchased was absolutely amazing!!)


Looks like I will be number one! Looking forward to seeing your posts, and your creative ideas. I, too, love the friends I have made in blogland - my life is richer for it!
Thanks for the chance to win....what generous prizes!


Nice looking blog. As the Mom of 4 boys and finally one princess(after all, she had 2 in help,, her Fathervand Mother, and 4 service men, I know the fun of little boys!


The blog looks great. After multiple purchases, liking you on FB and following on Pinterest please help my stash grow and let me win some fabric...please!!!♥

Rose Hoffa

Purchased from you on ebay.  Followed you on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Love the new blog look.  


love the prizes! great new blog too!
thanks for the opportunity!


I never win anything, but am anxious to learn more and visit on your blog. I love the Farmer's Market tutorial. I need ideas for
3 & 4 yr old granddaughters, and 3 yr old twin grandsons.

Kim Wells

Yay!  Would love to see creative combos of fabrics, and project ideas!  Have loved the fabric I have bought from you and you have great customer service!

Kim Wells

Liked on Facebook

Kim Wells

Following on Pinterest!


Congrats and Good Luck!!

Tara Lees-Groot

Come back customer many times!  Love your fabric selection!  Great quality, and great service every time!  Thanks again!  Tara


Hi, I have  bought from you in the past. Liked you on Face book and follow you on Pinterest. Thanks, Elaine


good luck with the new blog, i bought from you on ebay, and i plan on ordering more fabric from you sometime soon for some more small projects.

Rosie Williams

I love looking at your fabric! You have a great selection! I'm sure I'll order from you again!


Hi, I found you when I first went looking for some nursery rhyme fabric and you had some adorable ones in stock.  I placed an order and was so impressed with how fast it arrived.

Glad to see you now have a blog, look foward to seeing what you put up.


I liked you on facebook Smile


So nice to see you join the blogging world.  I look forward to seeing the projects and tips that you'll post Smile


I'm following you on pinterest!


Congratulation and best wishes for your blog!
Thank you for more than one smooth transactions to Germany, allways nice FQ!
All the best for you!

Sarah Shea

Just started following your Pintrest board so will pop over for a proper look later. Good luck with the blog, I keep meaning to start one but finding extra time seems near impossible so I'll just keep reading other people's for a while longer!


How much fun to be in on the very beginning of a blog!  Your fabrics are wonderful and they make me smile Smile

Laila Smith

I love the Farmer's Market outfit.  Nice idea!  Good luck in your new endeavor!

Patricia W. Jenkins

Love your Blog and this exciting contest!  I have really enjoyed the fat quarters for my grandson's quilts that I have purchased from you!

Kathleen S

I have ordered your fat quarters from ebay.  You have a great selection, and ver fast shipping!  I look forward to checking in with you on your new blog.

Annette Moore

Love the row of fabric in the title head it really draws a quilters attention.  Easy to follow blog. Great job!


Purchased some fabric from you on eBay. You have a great selection and good prices. Am looking forward to following your blog. Good luck!


Awesome blog...fabulous fabric! All the best to you!


My mom started me with a needle, thread, and fabric in the sixties and I have been hooked since. I miss the days of sitting with mom around her crewel frame. Thank you for this site! Win or not, I am already blessed by your outreach!


Hi I bought one of your Disney scrap bags once and have had more fun with it. I love creative ideas for small pieces of fabric and I look forward to your blog!


This site looks well organized and your instructions well done.  I hope it all works for you!

Peggy Eischens

Hello- I have purchased from you before and love browsing all the great fabric on your site.  My husband recently found your site and was able to find the fabric he was looking for as well.  Welcome to the blog world look forward to reading often.


Cute dress!!  Excited about the contest!


Like your blog alot,  I like your Website alot too.
I'm always interested in reading about new tools and notions.
Am a big collector of novelty fabrics and am putting in an order as soon as I leave the Blog.

Always recommend your site on the Quilting Board when folks are looking for any kind of novelty fabric.


have used you in the past and will in the future.  With a family of all girls, having girls. having girls was great but when the last generation began to produce our family was blessed with all boys in 3 years.  Richard, Mateo, Jackson, Jonathan,Zachary and Collin.  What great holidays we are all in for.
My need for sports fabric Will Certainly increase...


Wow!  Glad to see your new blog.  I have bought wonderful fabrics form you over the years!  I would love a chance to win your fabric prize!  Thanks so much!


Congratulations on the new blog.  I ordered some fabric from you several months ago and found the fabric and service to be top notch.  Good luck in this new endeavor.

beth patteson

Have bought from you many times on ebay and have always known where to search for those novelty prints! Nice to have a blog site to visit!


Love your new blog!  Looking forward to new posts!  Good Luck!


Always good prices and great fabric choices. What a great way to support your boys

Joyce Jordan

Adjustable Lap hoop...what a great prize!  I puchase your pillow size panels and hanging panels and then enhance them with embroidery.  They are beautiful!  I am working on the Victorian doll sitting on the Hobby Horse...the last purchase I made.
Not sure what the 5+5 represents.....hope it means I win the Lap Hoop!!


Looking forward to following along with your blog!  I love to see anything related to quilting.  I bought some great fabric from your ebay store last year.


Love the new blog! And I love your store, a great selection at reasonable prices!


I have purchased from you an ebay! I loved the fabric, the fast shipping and price! I hope to see interesting articles with quilting tips and tricks. I hope to see articles on fabric colors and how to create a good quilt on your own. I wish you every success with your blog! Smile


I order a wonderful fabric on ebay off you. I am hopeing to turn it into a quilt. Now i just have to learn how to quilt. I am looking forward to visiting your site for help on that and many other things.
Best of wishes


Hi.  Thanks for having a giveaway.  It's always fun to follow a blog and see who wins.

Nancy Bush

Enjoying my bicycle fabric's. All are unique!
Karnak Illinois

Satrina Watson

I am so happy to see you now have a blog.  I have been buying from you for several years.  I love the Farmer's Market outfit tutorial and would love to see more tutorials like this.  I can't wait to make that outfit for my great granddaughter.  She is now 8 months old and that is perfect for her.  I really look foward to seeing what all your blog will have for us.  Smile

Christine Keslar

Just purchased Popcorn fabric and absolutely love it.  I have been to every fabric/craft store in my area and they had nothing.  I am making a project for my son's cub scout group to help kickoff our annual POPCORN SALE.  I will definitely be back to your site for future purchases.

Brandy Hutchison

Glad to see you have a blog! I'll stay tuned for sure and look forward to getting updates.  one request for your website it to have fat quarter bundles of matching fabrics - often times i can only find a few that match to go together in a quilt.  But i don love your website! thanks so much!

Kim Martin

Thanks for the invitation to join your contest.  Keep up the good blog.  Interesting.  Kim Martin

Kim Wolterman

Thanks for letting me know about your new blog. I have enjoyed ordering from you in the past and can't wait to see what you come up with next. I am following you on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well. Hope you will follow me back.

Sharon Helms

Cant wait to see what fun stuff you blog about!  Love the fabric I have ordered from you.  Followed you on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Would love to win some of your fabulous fabrics to add to my stash Smile


Love your new blog! I love to browse in your shop.


Love the new blog.  Love the fabric.  Smile

I enjoy reading about new techniques, quilting, easy patterns for little ones.

Kimberly Lynn McQueen

Congratulations on getting your blog up and running!  I've been to your store a few times and bought fabric for various projects that I've done.  You have some really cool stuff in your store!  I'm so excited for you and can't wait to see what the future has for you in the blogosphere!  


Nice blog. I didnt know you had one. I would love to win the fabric or software!

Linda Hall

I'd love to share some of the creations I have made using my purchases from 4my3boyz with you. Any chance I can send you some photos?

Love the new blog, Carol! I'll be purchasing again from you pretty soon!

Lynne Campbell

Great blog - good luck!  Love your fabrics Smile

Louise mcBriarty

I love ordering  material from here. High quality products, good prices, and fast shipping.  I am addicted !!!!! Thank you.


Thanks so much for the opportunity to join others with similar interests.  Purchased some granite fabric from you on ebay and it is beautiful.  Thank you for your attention to detail by adding that the colors have blue undertones.  It is so hard to read fabric on the net.  Would love to see finished projects from others.

Handyman and wookworking magazines have a section for readers to send in ideas and shortcuts to make a project easier.

And maybe some funny "goof" stories that happen to even the best sewers


Where were you with all these great organization ideas when I needed you! So glad to find this blog and all these great ideas.  I have gotten fabric on ebay from you and sure I will be again.  Keep the ideas coming!

Cindy Shope

Love your stuff!

Dorothy K.

I just want to say HELLO, Carol! Smile

Nikki Noffsinger

I remember how you saved my life with a most important piece of Thomas the Tank Engine fabric.  Eamon still lugs the quilt around--my best project yet. Nikki

Donna Brown

I have enjoyed purchasing from you for several years.I love the fabric you offer and your prices and deliveries are very good.I am sure I will continue with you for years to come...congrats on your new blog!!


I have ordered from o many times from your web site. Always a pleasant experience. I would like more ideas on fat quarters


Love your site for buying fat quarters for I spy blocks.............I'm always checking to see what's new

Shannon Morrison

I can only equate sharing my hobby with my daughter with becoming a grandmother.
Being able to explore new sites, blogs, etc. with her is the most fun!


I almost forgot to leave a comment!  How remiss of me!  That would be like you forgetting to take care of your three boys!

So glad you're doing so well with your career!  You get'em girl!


Back in April, I lost my entire fabric stash when a storm ravaged my home.  A lot of the fabric lost was hard to find &/or OOP & I had been collecting it for several years for some very special quilt projects.  I had finally finished gathering the fabric & intended to spend the summer quilting.  Instead, I am still trying to recover.  You can imagine my delight when I found many of the fabrics available (at very reasonable prices, no less!) in your ebay store last month.  Thank you for carrying so many wonderful fabrics!!!  


OOOOHHH, makes me want to jump up and sew!

Laticia Lamey

good site!! You should start many more. I love all the info offered. I will stay tuned.

Maureen Sherd

WOW! A blog now! Been buying from you for a long time. It just keeps getting better and better! Congratulations to you!  

Barb Jolly

Would love to win!

Brittanie Landers

Very nice list of websites. Great source of inspiration. Thanks of sharing..

Kathleen Hylton

Bought from you in the past, and very happy with the transaction... it is a fun site!   Thanks....

Marie Graves

Thanks for the give away.  I loved the food fabric that I ordered from you a while back.  Good luck with the blog.

Pamela M Wiener

I enjoy sewing so much, that I know I am going to enjoy your blog.  Thank you for the chance to win something fun.  I  am not on facebook, but I still want to be one of the people that "like" your stuff!!


Good luck on your new blog. I have ordered several items from you in the past and have you saved as a favorite of mint.

Again good luck.

Rae Ann Galloway

One of my favorite places to order fabric from!  I quilt and also make doll clothes so FQ's are the perfect size for my projects.  Have always had great service even if there has been an order problem.


Congratulations on all your followers!  Glad to be one of them.

Bronwen Cox

Thanks for your cheerful and efficient service and the great fabric! Nice!

Bronwen Cox

Thanks for your cheerful and quick service and great fabric. Nice!


I have been an ebay customer of yours and loved the fabric!! Exciting to see you here on this new adventure! Lots of inspiration here!