Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by jenniferrzasa

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Hello there, everyone! Jen is posting today (for the first time in a loooooong time)!

Welcome to the Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Collection Release Blog Hop and Giveaway!  Today, we are celebrating the release of our first-ever fabric collection, and we can't wait for you to see it all! Let's check out the brand NEW Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Collection!

As a paper crafter AND sewist, this collection is near and dear to my heart. What could be better than having Altenew images and motifs (from some of our most popular stamp sets) on stunning fabric?! Check it out:

ALT6721 Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Fat Quarter Collection 5 pcs 2 copy

ALT6721 Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Fat Quarter Collection 5 pcs 1 1You guys, I'm drooling just looking at it!

Here's some info about the fabric:

Did you know that our customers' favorite hobby after paper crafting is sewing? We love fabric crafts, too, so we designed this mini collection just perfect for people who love Altenew designs and want to play with fabric!

 

The bundle contains 5 pieces of 18″” x 22″” fabric (fat quarter – a common size for quilters) featuring Altenew motifs. The fabric is quilting cotton making it a versatile choice for crafting, quilting, and more!

 

Specifications:

  • 5 pieces of 18″ x 22″ fabric in 5 designs
    • Hazy Pathway, which features bright watercolor ovals
    • Ethereal Sky, a lovely light blue with watercolor dots
    • Enchanted Foliage, featuring images from our Leaf Clusters Stamp Set
    • Pink & Whimsy, with images from our Floral Shadow Stamp Set
    • Dreaming in Watercolor, featuring images from our Watercolor Wonders and Watercolor Extravaganza stamp sets
  • 100% Pakistan Cotton
  • Machine Wash Gentle Cold
  • Do Not Bleach
  • Tumble Dry Low
  • Warm Iron

New to fabric and need some ideas?
– Add a swatch of fabric as a textured background on your cards.
– Add decoupage medium to one side of the fabric – once it dries, you can treat it like paper! It cuts, scores, folds, and die cuts beautifully.
– Look up no-sew tutorials online. You will be amazed at what you can do with fabric and adhesive!
– Ready to try sewing? This fabric would make beautiful tote bags, pouches, scrunchies, face masks, small garments, and more!
– Follow our blog – we will be posting tutorials and inspiration from our amazing team!

Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Project Inspiration

I had a hard time figuring out what to feature here – I made MANY projects with this fabric because I couldn't stop! However, I ultimately decided to share a photo tutorial on how to create a simple sewed fabric envelope.

Don't know how to sew? Don't worry! I have a class over at Altenew Academy where I show how to make an incredible NO-SEW fabric envelope with a coordinating stamped card!

Video Thumbnail V2Now, onto my tutorial! I actually used the same fabric, the Enchanted Foliage design, as in the class. I hope that will help you compare the two envelope styles, sew and no-sew! (To see a couple of my projects featuring the other fabric designs, keep scrolling!)

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  1. Fold up the bottom edge of your fabric approx 5″. Place a 4.25″x5″ piece of cardstock onto your fabric to act as a template. There is really no need to measure anything – I just want to make sure that the envelope ends up larger than the card itself, and that I have room for my seam allowance. Cut a triangular shape out of the top, extending beyond the folded area. I used the corner of a large ruler to keep the triangular flap centered. (yes, I took these photos around Halloween, hence the nail polish!)
  2. Unfold the shape you cut from the first fabric, and cut another from a different piece of fabric. One will be your outer envelope, and the other will be the lining.
  3. This step is optional but iron on a bit of fusable interfacing onto the outer piece. This will give it some stability so that the recipient can use the envelope as a pouch to store little trinkets later on.IMG 5491 trio small 2
  4. With the right sides of the fabric facing one another, sew around the outer edge. Make sure to leave an opening a couple of inches wide so you can turn it out.
  5. Clip the corners to avoid bulk.
  6. Turn the envelope right side out. I use a large knitting needle to help me get crisp corners.IMG 5491 trio small 3
  7. Iron the envelope flat, folding up the bottom edge…
  8. …and folding down the top flap. You can use steam here to really get it pressed well.
  9. Choose your closure! To make things really easy, you can add some velcro. However, I went for these fun little KAM snaps I got on Amazon.
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  10. Use the awl included to poke a hole in the flap.
  11. Install the snap.
  12. Repeat these steps on the part of the fabric that is folded up, making sure to line up the other piece of the snap with the one on the flap. ONLY pierce through the top layer of fabric, and NOT the lining. This way, the snap backing will be concealed inside the two layers of fabric and won't rub up against your card.IMG 5491 trio small 5
  13. Use the opening you left in step 4 to pop in the snap and use the tool to install it as you did in step 11.
  14. Edge-stitch the two sides of the envelope closed.
  15. Hand-sew the opening closed using a concealed stitch. NOTE: I realized after the fact that if I left my opening in one of the side edges, I could sew that part closed while edge-stitching the sides. I will be sure to do this next time to avoid having to hand-sew!

DSC 0946 smallAnd here is the completed envelope! If you don't sew but want to create a similar pouch/envelope, you could definitely use fabric glue or iron-on hem tape.

I just love that the envelope doubles as a gift! I almost don't want to give this one away, since I think it would be awesome to use when traveling to store small items.

DSC 0947 smallWhat else did I make with the Dreamy Bouquet Fabric?

A reversible fabric mask…

DSC 0943 smallDSC 0944 small…and this adorable top! Please note: I used two fat quarters for the top. I ended up with quite a bit of leftover fabric, but it wouldn't have been possible for me to make with only one fat quarter. However, you can definitely make baby and toddler clothes with only one fat quarter piece! I think my next project will be a coordinating headband!

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Giveaway Details

Blog Hop Giveaway 7$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.

Additional Inspiration!

Many of the designers and guests sewed with their fabric, but many of them used other no-sew techniques to easily incorporate it into their paper-crafted projects! You don't need to sew to be able to add this amazing fabric bundle to your collection. Think of it as a way to add additional texture to your projects in a new and innovative way!

Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Project Ideas
Blog Hop List

Thanks so much for stopping by! Do you love sewing? Do you love incorporating fabric into your paper crafts? What do you think of our first fabric collection, Dreamy Bouquet? Comment below! Enjoy the hop!

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

LauraJane

Michelle Short

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jaycee Gaspar

Arjita Singh

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Keren Baker

Norine Borys

Nichol Spohr

Linda Westfall

Jenny Colacicco

Colleen Balija

Nandini Karmarkar

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Erum Tasneem

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Nenette S. Madero

Teresa Litchfield

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Cyndi Morris February 18, 2022 - 16:17

I had a fabric addiction long before my current paper crafting addiction. I can still hear my son groan when we pulled into the fabric store parking lot; I usually made it up to him with a stop at ToysRUs. Since I’ve retired I don’t sew much anymore, but this new Altenew fabric category has me excited. Maybe I’ll pull out the old Singer and see if it still works!

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Pat February 18, 2022 - 16:24

This collection is so vibrant and beautiful!

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Susie Sonnier February 18, 2022 - 16:38

Love the fabric

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Joy Meadows February 18, 2022 - 20:13

the fabrics are simply gorgeous! Love the projects you made.

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ShayCreating February 18, 2022 - 22:32

This fabric is incredible and loving all these ideas, especially the envelope that can be reused by the recipient! Love!!

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SathyaKala February 19, 2022 - 09:24

Awesome fabric designs. Absolutely wonderful inspirations by Designers. Love it!!!

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Sue McRae February 19, 2022 - 19:26

Wow, what gorgeous fabric!

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Tricia Podmore February 20, 2022 - 13:41

This the coolest addition to the Altenew line. The blog had the greatest information and inspiration. Can’t wait to order the fabrics!

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Sue D February 20, 2022 - 22:17

Love this dreamy fabric and the projects.

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Sindhu Manokaran February 21, 2022 - 04:03

Wow….altenew designs in fabric…interesting…awesome inspirations…

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kathy camp February 21, 2022 - 06:38

Love all the things you are able to make with this fabric. It is grogeous

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Lauryne Cunningham February 21, 2022 - 08:40

This fabric is beautiful! I don’t really sew, but I’m looking forward to seeing all the projects!

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Wanda S Radler February 21, 2022 - 09:02

Wow – I don’t sew but I think this fabric is beautiful and would make great journal covers.

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Karen E Joslin February 21, 2022 - 11:22

Love these fabric colors. I am a quilter from many moons ago. Traded my fabric for paper, but I might have to rethink that choice.

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Karen Schroeder February 21, 2022 - 13:01

Wow, gorgeous fabric! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!

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Sue D February 21, 2022 - 22:28

Beautiful fabrics and I enjoyed the creativity on the blog hop.

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Linda Wood February 22, 2022 - 00:28

Altenew fabric is a surprising and beautiful release. Your blog hosts are wonderfully talented in using the fabrics in so many ways.

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Sara Fail February 22, 2022 - 00:40

These prints are beautiful.

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LaQuieta Gibson February 22, 2022 - 09:54

I’AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS!

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dorothyayotte February 22, 2022 - 19:17

What beautiful fabric! So often I get ideas for backgrounds and color choices from fabric. I also quilt and I think a lot of these fabrics would be great for that! Looking forward to seeing more talented artists creations.

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Laura February 23, 2022 - 17:16

Found you at the recent summit. Wonderful bright products!

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