Thursday, February 14, 2013

Sharing the love (aka a giveaway!)

I'm not one for Valentine's Day. Back in my insecure, teenage youth it was just a tad too anxiety-provoking for the thin-skinned, awkward teenager I was and so I'm happy to let it pass as just another summer's day. I'm far more partial to the 'just because' and not the 'because it's Feb 14th' approach. Give me flowers? Thanks, they're beautiful. Make dinner AND do the dishes? Even better and damn, I love you. Having said that, I'll still give kudos to those who make a gesture to their loved one. Take the fresh-faced young fella I served yesterday. His girlfriend is starting a fashion design course this year and asked me to recommend a book (this one, if you're interested). He then asked me to wrap it and as I was doing so, he spied this fabric...


...and asked me to wrap the book in that. Full marks, young man. Full marks. 

Anyway, despite my ho-humness about this day of love, we're doing a giveaway because we know that despite whatever you may think of Valentine's Day, you will always LOVE fabric! We're giving two readers the chance to win 1.5m of the following fabrics - The Emerald Heart (top) and Within the Heart (bottom)...

 

Both fabrics are jerseys (viscose/elastane). You can see the latter made up here in The Maker's Journal's newest pattern, the Little Truck Stop Top - a wee version for girls size 7-10.


If you want to see the big girl's version made up in The Emerald Heart, check out last year's post...  


To be in the running, all you need to do is leave a comment and indicate your preferred fabric. If you don't have a blog or blog profile, please be sure to include your email address as well. Giveaway is open to local and international readers, comments will close Sunday 17th Feb at 11:59pm AEST and two winners will be chosen at random.

Forget happy Valentine's Day. I'm wishing you a happy Heart Fabric Day!

100 comments:

  1. The Emerald Heart please!! Have been umming & ahhing over it for ages!!

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  2. Oh so cute, I'd love to win "within the heart". Thanks!

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  3. I'd love to win some of the Emerald heart fabric - perhaps I could make a top to wear on St Patricks Day!

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  4. What a lovely giveaway! My favourite would definitely be the emerald hearts. Happy valentines day to all the tessuti girls!

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  5. Ooh. Emerald Heart, please.

    (silent dot moose dot of dot doom at gmail dot com)

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  6. Within the Heart. But I don't care, I love all of them <3

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  7. My feelings towards Valentine's day are similar to yours. But I like both of those fabrics! I'd pick the Within the Heart out of the two.

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  8. Love The Emerald Heart! Thanks for the opportunity to win! caroang75 at gmail dot com.

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  9. Love the fabric!!! I need some!!!!;)

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  10. I am absolutely had over heels about the second fabric! It is stunning! Beautiful choices and best of luck to all who enter!

    -Kim, CT, USA

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  11. Oh! I really like the "within the heart" fabric. It is so fun.

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  12. I'm young and fresh faced and I still don't really dig valentines day... But I do love that within the heart fabric- it would make a super cute renfrew I think.... Or a dress... Or well, anything. Buying printed jersey (that wasn't made for 60 women in pantsuits) over here in Perth is actually impossible as far as I can tell...Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against veterans of the sewing community, nor pantsuits specifically, it's just when the only printed Jersey within 50kms is straight out of the 90s, and not in a good way, it starts to make you feel a bit despondent...

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  13. Enter me in. Both Fabrics are beautiful, but I really like the Emerald Heart fabric.

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  14. I love the Emerald Heart fabric!

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway :o)

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  15. The Emerald Hearts fabric is so cute! I'd love to make a top with it.

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  16. I would love to win "Within the heart"!

    i love that Love Hearts fabric too so I may just purchase some of that for a really cute skirt!

    My email is erindjohnson@hotmail.com

    Happy valentines day <3

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  17. Both are gorgeous but love "within the heart" just a teeny bit more!!
    michelle.kress@gmail.com

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  18. I'm not into Valentines day either but have managed to make a dress (almost just the hem to go) with some of your fabric (Ink Art) just for the occasion.
    I really love the Emerald Hearts. The green is gorgeous.

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  19. Tough choice but I thing the Within the Heart fabric. And the little truck shop top is so cute that I may just 'need' this too now to make some matching tops for my three girls. And if I am really clever, I can then convince my nearly 5yr old that she needs another 'heart' theme for her upcoming birthday for which they will all have matching outfits! ;-)

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  20. I love the Emerald heart fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to win and hope you get something nice today. Love the story about your customer, what a sweetie!
    Ingrid
    ilensink at ihug dot com dot au

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  21. Ohhhh, I've had my eye on the love hearts for some time now - every time I come back to your site I look at it!

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  22. I like the emerald heart fabric. Fab!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  23. I will have to go with 'Within the Heart' because I have once made a top with the other one...

    Ale

    ale.dus@gmail.com

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  24. Happy Valentines Day. would love to win "within the heart". Very appropriate for such a beautiful day. May be the only gift I receive today!!
    mos12@optusnet.com.au

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  25. I'd love to win the Emerald Heart fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.
    thornberrylara at optusnet dot com dot au

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  26. I would love to win, Within the heart, maybe a tad late to make up for Valentines day, but I do have a date tomorrow night,,(first date oooo)

    Thinking very girly 1950's inspired dress...

    Happy Valentines day to all the gorgeous ones out their...

    Fleur flowa06@hotmail.com

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  27. I can't decide which one I like better. 'Guess it depends on what each is used for. They're both terrific. homelover@earthlink.net

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  29. Oooh I like the "Within the Heart" fabric, tres cute :)

    If I'm lucky, contact me via cjillian (at) ozemail (dot) com (dot) au

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  30. Happy Valentine's day to Tessuti. I LOVE your fabric, and I'd love to win "Within the Heart".

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  31. I'm in favour of the Emerald Heart! Happy 'V' Day!

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  32. They are both cute. My daughter would love a top in "within the heart".
    nessiesews@gmail.com

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  33. Happy Valentines Day, my fave is the emerald heart :-)

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  34. Happy Heart Fabric Day too...
    Both fabrics are pretty, but I choose "The Emerald Heart". Thank You...
    mikthasq(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I could definitely think of something to do with the 'within heart' fabric :) what a nice give away!

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  36. Love them both, but the Emerald Heart wins mine, particularly as it's the Pantone colour of the year.

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  37. I would so give flowers up for fabric!! It lasts way longer. I pick the Within the Heart fabric.

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  38. Oh wow! I have that red heart jersey the book was wrapped in. I made knickers!
    I'd love 'within the heart' please. That would make my day!!
    thank you :)
    clairesydenham@hotmail.com

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  39. I share your sentiments re: the day. Like Leith, I'd prefer fabric or free time than flowers. I like the within the heart fabric best. :)

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  40. Within the Heart is just too cute!

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  41. Emerald Hearts please :)
    Great giveaway. Gorgeous fabrics.
    Thank you :D

    x

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  42. OoOo..I'd love to make a dress out of 'within the heart'! I already have the perfect dress in mind..
    scorpirose29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Emerald green fabric please . Thanks for having this giveaway

    Adithis Amma from Adithisammasews.com

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  44. Love the 'within the heart' fabric - just so pretty!

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  45. Difficult choice but the emerald wins by a smidge! I can see a weeny body-con twist skirt in this one. Thanks Tessuti, have a great Valentine's Day.

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  46. Emerald heart. And happy Valentines Day to all.

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  47. Love these fabrics and what a sweet young man (that expression makes me feel incredibly old)
    The heart within is my fav though - I think I'd do a dress :o) (cos you know 40 dresses aren't enough)

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  48. Wow! The Emerald Heart, please. Thank You for the giveaway!

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  49. I love the Emerald Heart fabric, this years hot colour!

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  50. I love the Emerald Heart fabric! Black and green is such an electric combination!

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  51. I love the emerald heart fabric (actually I also love the red one too) I wouldn't mind either fabric. Same same feelings about Valentine's Day...

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  52. the within the heart please would love make my granddaughter a dress in this fabric

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  53. I love both of these! But would love to win the emerald hearts especially.

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  54. definitely 'within the heart' for me. thank you so much! :)

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  55. Jackie Lovegrove WalterFebruary 14, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    The Emerald Heart is simply divine
    Please oh please say it can be mine ;o)

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  56. The emerald heart fabric please. It would look so good with my hair. What a great giveaway. amsharp@bigpond.com

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  57. Any of them really, but if I was forced to choose, I'd take Within The Heart.

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  58. Am I too late for this??? What a stunning fabric.
    It makes think of when I lived in Australia, Torquay. Now back in the UK and its just like my heart......One in Australia and one in the UK......

    Hemisphere Hearts xx

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  59. The within the heart fabric for me please as I would make a dress for my 20yr old daughter who is away at uni but always in my heart and I miss her so much.

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  60. Yeah!! The Emerald Green beats my heart!! Lovely.
    www.privaterunway.net

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  61. I'd love the Emerald Hearts fabric for a couple tops. I bet it could even be a dress with careful cutting.

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  62. The emerald heart fabric was absolutely made for this green-loving gal!

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  63. I really like the emerald hearts. I have always liked jewelry made with hearts and clothing with hearts on it.
    THank you for a chance to win. My email is allensautomotive@sbcglobal.net Thank you Kathy

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  64. The emerald heart is beautiful... And I wonder if that gentleman has an older, Canadian cousin :)

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  65. within the heart would be the perfect fabric for my dressmaking class in 2 weeks time when I am going to make a wraparound dress with my new sewing machine :-)
    petty@gmx.co.uk

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  66. I would live to win the "Within the Heart" fabric. Great job you do! johniscooler054@gmail.com

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  67. AAhhh..... how I love the emerald heart. Wouldn't that be beautiful for a top for a special holiday ;-)
    Thankyou ~ marynemarich@gmail.com

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  68. The Emerald heart is so pretty!

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  69. Oh I love the Emerald heart, I don't have enough green in my wardrobe and that would be divine!

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  70. Ooooo, I love both but if I had to choose ummmm Within the heart please. Edell@iprimus.com.au thanks

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  71. Oh I would love the emerald heart, if I wasn't on a fabric shopping ban I would buy it anyway!

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  72. I just love fabric lol Happy Valentine's everyone hope you all had a lovely evening

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  73. My twin girls would look gorgeous in the "heart within the heat", thank you!

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  74. I really like both of them but my fav is the emerald heart.

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  75. I love both, too! But Emerald Heart wins by a whisker (or thread).

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  76. I love both, too! But Emerald Hearts wins by a whisker (or thread).

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  77. melanie (hippolicious@hotmail.com)February 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    oooo I love the within the heart fabric ...
    thank you for doing the giveaway :)

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  78. I want to win The Emerald Heart please!!
    Great giveaway, happy Valentine's Tessuti Team :)

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  79. I love the emerald heart fabric. Thank you.

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  80. Think they are both gorgeous.. but I love the "Emerald Heart" best.. thank you Tessuti

    Kind Regards

    Zaneta
    zaneta@iprimus.com.au

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  81. Within the heart please.
    Than you
    Velma Johnson
    purple_scooby1224@yahoo.com

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  82. They are both gorgeous. I think Emerald Heart wins for me, too. Thank you for the contest!! stitchwench@yahoo.com

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  83. This is so pretty I would love to win it and make some cute dresses and tops.

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  84. Yay, I would love to win!! Quilters always need fabric! :D

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  85. Every time i look at these my heart skips a beat!!!! I would love to have some of these!!!

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  86. I love the within the heart fabric
    cornishmade@googlemail.com

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  87. Emerald Heart, Emerald Heart, Emerald Heart!!!
    Kylie xx

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  88. They're both lovely but Within the heart stands out for me. And what a lovely young man to buy such a thoughtful gift! Thanks so much, Sarah

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  89. Happy sewing love to you all. I think I prefer the second one...hmmmm...but I'm not sure. Tough choice!

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  90. so difficult to choose:( Within the heart:) it would make a lovely 60s style full skirt:)

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  91. I do love the emerald heart.
    Kathryn

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  92. Both lovely but 'within the heart' please I can feel a queen of hearts dress coming on.

    lollylocks@hotmail.com

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  93. I would love to work with 'within the heart' - very sweet!

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  94. Hi, no blog for me . my email is char7271@aol.com. I like the emerald heart fanric. its beautiful.

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  95. within the heart!! so lovely! nice fabric to spread some love ;) I'd like to make a little skirt from it. <3

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  96. What a wonderful giveaway! I adore the Emerald Heart fabric. Thank you!

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