14 September 2014

Shipping Fabric {Giveaway CLOSED}

I love fabric. You probably love fabric too. Like many quilters, I don’t have a local quilt store where I can browse the shelves of beautiful bolts of fabric. I buy the majority of my fabric online and have been known to just pop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop to browse and add things to my every growing wish list. Really, it’s just like window shopping… online… for quilters. Do you do this too?
The Fat Quarter Shop has just announced their new shipping policy which is fantastic news for US residents, but even better news for the international quilters (just like me).


Orders below $80 will be $4.95
Orders below $10 can ship for $1.95
Orders $100 to $200 will be $40
Orders below $100 will be $20
Orders below $20 can ship for $9
Orders over $100 will be $40
Orders below $100 will be $24
Orders below $20 can ship for $12

To celebrate this new shipping structure, the Fat Quarter Shop have generously offered to give away a $50 voucher to one very lucky Samelia’s Mum reader.
To be in the running, we’re going to have a little bit of fun. Stop by the Fat Quarter Shop and have a little look at all of their pretty fabrics, notions, books etc.
Now let’s pretend you have $100 to spend… take into account the shipping charge for your country, what would you buy to get as close to the $100 without going over that amount?

Leave a comment telling me where you’re from and then list the items you would purchase to make up the $100 imaginary cash budget.

For example: I’m in Australia ($24) and I would buy a Lecien Orchard Flower Sugar Bundle ($28.50) a Tanya Whelan Valentine Rose Bundle ($45.50) and a Pilot Permanent Marker ($1.99) to make up my $100.

The winner will be announced on the Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page, so be sure to follow along to see if you are one of the lucky winner.
Terms and Conditions: Giveaway is open internationally. Giveaway will close on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 18:00 AEST. The prize will be sent by the promoter/s. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winner. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email. The winner has 7 days to claim the prize. If it is not claimed within this time period, it will be forfeited.



  1. Sugar Tonga Treats Dessert Roll $39.99
    For the Frill Of It quilt pattern $9.00
    Riley Blake Sweet Home 3.5" Rolie Polie $26.50
    Shipping $24.00

    And so as not to waste any money...the Mill Book Series circa 1835 Collections for a Cause Project Sheet for 40c!!

  2. Dear Stella Do It Yourself FQ Bundle $39.99
    Dear Stella Flirt FQ Bundle $24.50
    3 Times The CHarm Book Two $9.99
    Shipping $24

    Always happy to buy from the Fat Quarter Shop, great service, fast to ship & always great products. The cap on international shipping is icing on the cake!

  3. Moon Shine Strawberry Dear Me by Tula Pink $10.75
    Moon Shine Strawberry Lantern by Tula Pink $10.75
    Glitz Mist Quarter Dot Pearlized by Michael Miller $23.98
    Glitz Mist Chic Chevron Pearlized by Michael Miller $6.00
    Glitz Mist Sleek Chevron Pearlized by Michael Miller $6.00
    Butterfly Dance 10" Stacker by Cinderberry Stitches $18.49
    Postage to Australia $24.00

    Total Spent - $99.97

    So much fun to go window shopping. Love the Fat Quarter Shop, I could spend a large fortune there very easily. So many projects and fabric possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

  4. So I am from Australia too, so
    Shipping $24-00
    Sweet Home Fat Quarter Bundle Melly & Me for Riley Blake Designs $53-50
    Sweet Home Pink Project Quilt Panel SKU# P3732-PINK $7.75
    Sweet Home Yellow Project Quilt Panel SKU# P3732-YELLOW $7.75
    Wildflower Meadow 5" Stacker Melly & Me for Riley Blake Designs $4.99
    Pilot Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Black Pilot #44102 $1.99

    Amazing how quick it is to spend pretend money! :)

  5. Hi Anorina i am from Australia and i would buy
    2 x Leicien Orchard flower sugar bundle @ $28.50 each
    Butterfly Dance 10" stacker by Cinderberry stitches $18.49
    shipping $24.00
    which totals $99.49

  6. I am from Goulburn, NSW, Australia. My shipping would be $24.I would buy the new Basic Grey fabric, Persimmon fat eigth pack (69.95) and the Sew Emma pattern Through the Looking Glass ($5.99) to make up my $100.

  7. I would pay the difference and buy 30's Playtime Fat Quarter Bundle
    Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics $125

  8. I’m in Australia ($24) and I would buy a Merry & Bright 2.5" Strips
    Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studios Fabric
    ($36.99) a Sugar Rush Fat Quarter Bundle
    Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics
    ($38.99) to make up my $100. Total: $99.80

  9. Sorry to upset the apple cart......I am also in Australia, but always choose to support Australian businesses which includes online quilting shops! My son a father of 2 babies has just lost his job to a 457 visa worker....look after our own first please!

    1. Hi Annette I am trying to support local but AUD 56 per m for liberty cottons which I can buy online for half the price.. makes it hard, same with battings and widebacks. I am also in an industry which has jobs filled by the 457 visa holders, I am disappointed with the government for allowing this.

  10. I'm in Australia ($24) and I would buy
    Horizon Fat Eighth Bundle includes 30 fat eighths $53.99
    Bloc_Loc 5.5" Half-Square Triangle Square Up Ruler $21.99
    Total $99.98

  11. I love this game!
    I am from Australia so shipping is $24
    Zip Zoom Fat Quarter Bundle $47.50
    Mist Brambleberry Ridge Fat Quarter Bundle $28.50
    TOTAL $100

    1. CONGRATULATIONS! You are a winner. Please email your postal details and your prize will be on it's way to you soon.

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  13. Well that was fun.... And let me do this without technical difficulties!!
    Horizon Layer Cake ($38.98)
    Folk Art Holiday FQ Bundle ($52.50)
    I am from Canada, shipping ($20)
    Thanks for the chance!!!

  14. This is a great game/giveaway! So much fun to spend money that isn't mine.
    Postage to Australia: $24
    Sew Yummy Fat Quarter Bundle by Monica Solorio-Snow Price: $39.99
    Butterfly Dance Quilt Panel in Green by Cinderberry Stitches Price: $10.75
    Acorn Trail Panel by Teagan White (when it arrives in September) Price: $10.99
    Butterfly Dance 5" Stacker by Cinderberry Stitches Price: $5.99
    Sewline Fabric Water Soluble Glue Pen - Blue Price: $7.95
    TOTAL COST: $99.67
    Could have spent more but thankfully Acorn Trail isn't in yet so I could save my pretend money for a while.

  15. I am from Pennsylvania in the USA.
    Lexington by Moda

  16. I'm in the US! I'd choose the Feather River fq bundle for 59.99, then the Mustang (c+s) 10by10s for 39.50.

  17. I live in Madison, Wisconsin.
    Far, Far Away half yard bundle $77.50
    Paris Flee Market Glass Paris Map 3 yards $19.35
    Pilot Permanent Marker $1.99


  18. I'm in the US so (hooray) free shipping!
    Horizon Fat Quarter Bundle Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics $94.99
    Figures MINI Charm Pack Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics $4.49
    total $99.48

    not on facebook, please email if I'm lucky enough to win!

  19. Anorina, It's so nice to meet you:) I'm in the USA and reside in Hampton, Virginia; a seafood community a stones throw from the Atlantic. We have the best BLUE Crabs here in my city.
    Thank you for the Giveaway, that is so generous of you and the FQ Shop, where I love to window shop like you:) I'd love to buy the Nature Fusion by Robert Kaufman half yard bundle on sale at $38.70 (love their sales!!), Arizona by April Rhodes FQ bundle for $38.50, Botanics Charm Pack by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman at $11.98 and Be Jolly Charm Pack Deb Strain for Moda at $9.98.

  20. I'm in the USA so free shipping with my pretend $100 order! I didn't get too far because I fell in love with this bundle at $99.98: Over the Rainbow Edyta's Essentials Batiks Half Yard Bundle.

  21. I'm in the US so that means free shipping. I've been wanting to make a red and white quilt for a long time so with my $100, I'd buy the Bear Paw Quilt kit at $99.98.

  22. Terrific Giveaway!
    Over the Rainbow Edyta's Essentials Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics
    Price: $61.50 per bundle
    Prism Rainbow Pop Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle Hoffman Fabrics Price: $38.50 per bundle

  23. Free shipping in the USA. Cocoa & Cookies Flannel Quilt Kit $57.50. 8 Days A Week Fat Quarter Bundle $38.50. My total equals $96.00. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. Free shipping in the US so I would get:
    Bloc Loc HST Square Up Ruler set $84.99 and 2.75 yards of Honky Tonk Patina Solid yardage sku# 37088-13 for $14.80 for a total of $99.79.

  25. I live in the US and I love to work with Stonehenge fabrics - I am looking for a particular SKU # which I found and ordered 6 yards - plus I ordered 7 half yards in reds and greens to fill out what is needed for a Christmas project - total order was $102.52 - went ahead with that order - if I win the $50. gift certificate I can buy more that I need.....yippee

  26. Georgia usa, i would buy the valentine rose, love her fabrics

  27. USA
    I'd buy:
    Quilted Living(15.95)
    Great Granny Squared(13.95)
    Fat Quarter Style(19.95)
    Sasperella fat quarter bundle(39.29)
    2-Clover Water soluble pens (5.00 each)

  28. Hi I am from Vancouver Island Canada.
    I would buy
    Raspberry Parlour Cream One Yard Pack Sue Daley Designs for Riley Blake Designs
    New Bright Kona Cotton Solids Charm Pack
    SKU# CHS-137-41
    2 @$7.99 = $15.98
    sub total - $75.97
    Postage - $24.00
    TOTAL: $99.97


    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

  29. Texas (Free) Alyssa Lichner's Bloggers Choice Bundle $44.98, Tula Pink's Moonshine Colection $44.98, Candy Ribbons Pattern by It's Sew Emma $9.00 Total $98.69

  30. Fresh Air Layer Cake - $38.98
    30's Playtime 2 Petite Fat Quarter Bundle - $38.98
    shipping - $24

    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  31. I really like their shop! I'm from the U.S., and I would get the following:

    "25th and Pine" fat eighth bundle

    "Hibiscus" Artisan Series fat quarter bundle

    Total $99.97

  32. Brambleberry Ridge FQ bundle $51
    Strawberry Moonshine FQ bundle $24.50
    Shipping $24
    Total $99.50

  33. Hi Anorina. I'm in Australia ($24) and I would choose Fat Quarter Style Book ($19.95), Tinsel Mistletoe Lane Fat Quarter Bundle ($43.48), White Bella Solids Charm Pack ($8.98) and Day Sale by Bonnie and Camille Mini Charm Pack ($3.48). A total of $99.89! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  34. Well Anorina, that took care of a few hours! LOL..... I could have spent all day and I often look at the Fat Qarter Shop and Christmas shop, such a large fab range. Anyway here is what I would choose.
    Winterlude layer cake $38.98
    Sybil Downton Abbey FQ set $26.50
    Plum Sweet mini charms $4.49
    Ditz stitch witchery $2.29
    Collins 36 Fabric Grips $3.50
    Shipping to Australia $24

  35. I would pick Autumn Lily Fat Quarter bundle, for $99.99 -- free shipping in the USA! I just LOVE that fabric!

  36. Joliet, Illinois - I would buy fabric, fabric and more fabric

  37. What fun! I'm from Wisconsin, USA, and I would by a yard of Dear Stella Wild Sea Creatures Blue (10.70), a half yard of Paint Box Cotton Prints Coco (3.23), a fat quarter bundle of Over the Rainbow batiks (61.50), the Into the Blue Batavian Jewels Strip Set (23.99), and the Moda Project Sheet #P546150. That's 99.82. Thanks for the fantasy shopping trip, thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your fun blog!

  38. Such good news :) This is the best public service announcement I've received in a while!

    I'm in Australia so shipping would be $24 and - inspired by your baby quilt tutorial posted today - I'd buy one On Our Way 10" Stacker for $18.48 and one Happy Flappers 10" Stacker for $21.50 for a friend's soon-to-arrive baby (not sure if it's a boy or girl). And for me I'd get a Joel Dewberry Birch Farm Design Roll for $33.50. The $2.52 I'd have left, I might use towards a reservation fee for one of the great products or BOMs coming out soon!

  39. Oh that's so good! I think I'd make up my $100 like this:
    Shipping - $24
    Miss Kate layer cake $38.98
    4@New Bright Kona Cotton Solids Charm Pack $31.96
    Solstice MINI Charm Pack $4.49

  40. 1930s Colors Bella Solids Fat Quarter Bundle 29.99
    Mistletoe Bella Solids Fat Quarter Bundle 19.98 (sale)
    Winter Essentials Aurifil Thread Set 49.99
    Total 99.96 Free shipping to Kansas,US

  41. I'm from Australia. Shipping $24, Berry Box Cotton + Steel Basics Fat Quarter Bundle Cotton + Steel Fabrics $32.99, Classic The Cat In The Hat Fat Quarter Bundle Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman Fabrics $23.99, Be Jolly Charm Pack Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics $9.98, Red Bella Solids Charm Pack $8.98

  42. My choices would be: Fat Quarter Style Book $19.95, 30's Playtime favourites jelly roll $39.98 and 1 yard of Christmas Pure & Simple in Wintergreen $10.75. I live in the U.K. and tis should keep me busy!

  43. It is so fun to dream! I am in Indonesia so shipping is $24.
    I would then choose:
    1 yard of Moonshine Sky Forest Frivolity - $10.75
    Paint FQ bundle - $59.99
    Horizon Mini Charm Pack - $4.49

  44. My shipping would be $20 (Canada). I'd pick the Rain Essentials Fat Quarter Bundle Pat Bravo $33, the Spark Essentials Fat Quarter Bundle Pat Bravo ($33), a half yard of Pure Elements Tranquil Waters $5, and a half yard of Pure Elements Cherry Lipgloss $5. Total $96.

  45. This is such fun!!
    Hydrangea Hadley FQ bundle $24.50
    Horizon layer cake $38.98
    1 yard Figures Linen Numbers $10.75
    Shipping to the UK $24
    Total $98.23

  46. I am in the USA so shipping would be free and I would purchase the Gramercy half yard bundle for $97.48.


  47. Oh, this was tough - it would usually take me days to make a decision like this but I gave myself five minutes and made myself stick to it!
    I love the Dottie tiny dots and these are all from this line at $5.38 per half yard. Magenta + purple + royal + capri + turquoise + aqua + graphite + grey + kelly + jet black + pesto + sky blue + steel + jet black on white ($75.32) + shipping to the UK ($24) = $99.32

  48. Hi Anorina I'm in NSW Australia and so shipping $24
    Half Moon Modern zig zags in Tangerine 1 yard @ $4.30
    Half Moon Modern zig zags in Blue 1 yard @ $4.30
    Simply Sweet Red Hexie Quilt yardage 1/4 yard @ $1.57
    Honky Tonk Gold rush Cowboy Poettry 1 yard @ $5.38
    Honky Tonk Chili Pepper Cowboy Poetry 1 yard @ $5.38
    Lori Holt Great Granny Squared Book @ $13.95
    Tula Pink Designer Select Fat Quarter Moonshine Collection @ $44.98
    Total $74.49
    shipping $ 24
    thanks that was fun

  49. Hello from Michigan USA!
    Mill Book Series circa 1835 Collections for a Cause Project Sheet
    Moda Project Sheet #PS46150 .40
    Table for Two Fat Quarter Bundle
    Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics 59.99
    Sasparilla Fat Quarter Bundle
    October Afternoon for Riley Blake 39.29
    Thank you for the fun!

  50. Ny- free shipping! I would spend all the 100 (99.00) on the story book fat quarter bundle! SO dreamy!

  51. Hi from Georgia, USA. I would get
    Sandy Gervais Table for Two fat quarter bundle $59.99
    30s Playtime Layercake $39.99
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  52. I'm from Michigan in the US. I would PROBABLY get a FQ Bundle of Miss Kate $125, and pay the overages. But if I'm playing the game for real. I would get a layer cake of Miss Kate ($39), and the small aurifil (42.50) which totals about $82.5. I would probably throw in 2 yards of Geometric BLiss by Jeni Baker that comes out in September. (and then add on her thread box, and a layer cake of Atelier by 3 sisters for my Mom). I haven't bought fabric ALL year, and I'm finally working, so it's on. And I want EVERY-THING.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win ;) It would help out SO much if I won!!

  53. I'm from the US, so free shipping.
    Stonehenge Dinosaur Quilt Panel ($7.75)
    Weekend Retreat Multi on Light Blue Quilt Panel ($7.75)
    Happy Holiday Stonehenge Fat Quarter Bundle ($38.99)
    Best Day Ever Layer Cake ($38.98)
    Witch Hazel Cream Pumpkins Half Yard ($5.62)
    Total: 99.09$

    Thanks for the chance to win. I had a lot of fun shopping. :)

  54. Wow that was fun!!! Here's what I would choose (I live by the beach hence all the beach fabric, which is hard to find!):

    Beach Retreat Fat Quarter Bundle - $37.50
    Beach Retreat Nautical Quilt Panel - $7.75
    Beach Retreat Blue Seashells & Coral yardage (1 yard) - $10.75
    Beach Retreat White Grains of Sand yardage (2 yards) - $21.50
    Beach Retreat Blue Grains of Sand yardage (2 yards) - $21.50
    Shipping - FREE
    Total is $99 - woo hoo!!

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  56. I'm in Canada. Thanks! Busy Fingers Rotating Cutting Mat ( 31.99 ) & Tea Garden Sausalito Cottage Fat Quarter Bundle (68.50)

  57. In in the US (free shipping over $80). I'd get:
    30's playtime Favorites Fat Quarter bundle - $33.98
    Cockatiel Bali Crackers - $14.99
    Technicolor Strip roll - $14.99
    Far Far away Charm Pk - $10.99
    TOTAL: $99.94

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

  58. 1 Farm to Fork FQ Bundle $32.50
    1 Far Far Away FQ Bundle $43.99
    2 Best Day Ever Charm Packs $9.98/each

  59. Thank you for the chance. I love fabric.

  60. I;m working on 3 xmas gifts right now and need a TON of batiks to finish these projects! I;ve got them all picked out now... just to decide on which exact ones.. so we're up around $70 there.. and since I am just so enamored lately with baby quilts, 30's Playtime 2 Petite Fat Quarter Bundle Chloe's Closet for Moda Fabrics for $39.99 would round me out :) thanks for the chance!

  61. Moon Shine Strawberry Dear Me by Tula Pink $10.75
    Moon Shine Strawberry Lantern by Tula Pink $10.75
    Glitz Mist Quarter Dot Pearlized by Michael Miller $23.98
    Glitz Mist Chic Chevron Pearlized by Michael Miller $6.00
    Glitz Mist Sleek Chevron Pearlized by Michael Miller $6.00
    Butterfly Dance 10" Stacker by Cinderberry Stitches $18.49

  62. I live in Greece, so I always like to fill up my packages :) First I check the sales sections, I saw some Snug as a bug fabrics and To Market text prints that I would pick up, Then I would get some yardage of "Paint" since I just love Carrie Bloomston's Fabrics.

  63. Since we just got back from England (our 50th anniversary trip!) I'd buy 8 yards of a variety of British Invasion fabrics from Riley Blake for $86 and 4 packages of Heat and Bond (I use a ton of this stuff!) for $11.96. Total = $97.96 and since I'm in the USA, no postage! :) blessings, marlene

  64. Hiya, I'm from the Uk so (24$) and I would buy
    Two yards of Mini Series White Tossed Cats Yardage SKU# C2149-WHITE for 21.50$
    Two yards of Sasparilla Yellow Stripe Yardage SKU# C3454-YELLOW for 12.60$
    30's Playtime Porcelain Spools Yardage SKU# 32792-11 for 21$...
    It is hard to pick, there are so many lovely fabrics!!!

  65. I am from the U.S., so free shipping for me.

    Shipping - Free
    Elementary Multi Penmanship Yardage - 3 Yards - $10.75 per yard - total $32.25
    Elementary Fat 8th Bundle - $57.99
    Horizon Charm Packs - 2 at $4.49 Each - $8.98
    Grand Total - $99.22

  66. I would get the following: shipping to Canada--$20.

    Back Porch Prints Fat Quarter Bundle--Kaye England for Wilmington Prints - $59.99
    25th and Pine Charm Pack--BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics - $9.98
    Autumn Lily Charm Pack--Blackbird Designs for Moda Fabrics - $9.98

  67. I am from the US - free shipping

    Little Things Organic Petal Words to Live 2 yards - 25.98
    Sew Yummy Organic Multi Snippy 1 yard - 11.99
    Timeless Treasures Black Tossed Cats 1 yard - 10.75
    Mini Series Cream Tossed Cats 1/2 yard - 5.38
    Downton Abbey Cream The Downton Portrait 1 yard - 10.75
    Downton Abbey Purple The Dowager's Damask 1 yard - 10.75
    Downton Abbey Black The Dowager's Lace 1 yard - 10.75
    Downton Abbey Jewel on Cream Dotty Stripe 1 yard - 10.75

    For a total of 97.10! Oh man I just bought from them, but there is a lot more I'd like!

  68. I would get one bundle of Marie Antoinette and two bundles of moda Bella solids in pinks and red! I have quite a few things in my cart and my wishlist! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  69. I'm from USA (free over 80.00)

    Jade Great Granny Squared Tablerunner Kit
    Featuring Vintage Happy by Lori Holt
    Add some vintage style to any room! Quilt kit includes Vintage Happy fabric for the 24.5" x 45.5" quilt top, binding and backing. We included SKU# C3785-GREEN for backing.
    Price: $54.99 per kit
    Pine Fresh Jelly Roll
    Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics
    Pine Fresh Jelly Roll includes 40 2 1/2" x 42" strips of fabric.
    Price: $38.98 per jelly roll

    Clover Straight Tailor's Awl Stiletto Tool
    Clover #485W
    Price: $5.50 per tool
    Grand Total = $99.47

  70. Fun, fun, fun!

    I'm from USA.

    I think I would pick the honeycomb cuts as I have never used them before:
    white bella solids $15.49 (40-6 inch honeycombs)
    robin's egg bella solids $15.49 (40-6 inch honeycombs)
    admiral blue bella solids $15.49 (40-6 inch honeycombs)
    silver bella solids $15.49 (40-6 inch honeycombs)

    white bella solids jelly roll $36.98 (40 strips 2.5 x 42 in)

    Thank you for putting my name in the hat!

  71. Free shipping in the USA, so I would get: Riley Blake medium chevrons $64 and 1930 colors Moda Bella Solids Jelly Roll. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  72. USA Free Shipping, so:
    Far Far Away Fat Quarter Bundle $43.99
    Big A - Little A Quilt Kit $49.99
    The Traveler Passport Wallet PDF Pattern $6

  73. I am from Seattle, free shipping...woohoo!

    Darling Oh Clementine Fat Quarter Bundle $29.99
    Winged Quilt Kit by Sarah Price $76.48

    (And then I would probably buy some more fabric while I've already qualified for free shipping.) :)