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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Annette Allen February 17, 2022 - 09:26

WOW this fabric is just GORGEOUS.. so excited to see this. I love sewing and I am totally impressed.

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Pamela Klingensmith February 17, 2022 - 09:48

Congratulations to Altenew! This is such a lovely fabric line. Your projects showcase a great variety of ways to use the fabric. Thank you for the inspiration.

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Liz E February 17, 2022 - 10:20

I love the envelope! Thanks so much for sharing

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Melissa Leftrick February 17, 2022 - 10:22

This is so exciting!!! Love the patterns of the fabric! What a nice addition!

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Maureen R February 17, 2022 - 10:33

Wow!!! Gorgeous fabric!!!! The DT made some Beautiful projects!!!

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Liz O. February 17, 2022 - 10:40

I am in 😍!! I have been expecting this hop ever since I saw the sneak peek on your You Tube Chanel last week and I saw the ribbon on Jaycee’s Perfect Pairing Episode.Jen Rzasa’s Projects are on my todo list already! Off to hop I go to take notes of inspiration and to share the love! Thanks for the inspiration and for all that you share!

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Kailash February 17, 2022 - 10:41

Amazing projects showcasing this beautiful line of fabric. The colors and designs are gorgeous!

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Donna Walls February 17, 2022 - 11:13

Wow, Altenew is so innovative. I’m also a sewist and needlecrafter who loves gorgeous fabrics and yarns so this new category intrigues me!

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Lisa R. Davis-Wall February 17, 2022 - 11:53

I love to sew, and these colors are lovely!

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Sheri Kempke February 17, 2022 - 11:56

Gorgeous fabrics! I used to sew lots–made all of my clothes and my kids clothes. No longer sew but these fabrics are so pretty.

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Robin L James February 17, 2022 - 12:04

I did not know you did fabric….I love that you do.

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Greta H February 17, 2022 - 12:47

Beautifully creative!

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Rema DeLeeuw February 17, 2022 - 12:54

Gorgeous fabrics! I will have to pull out my sewing machine.

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ljutila February 17, 2022 - 13:01

Those are simply incredible fabric projects! It’s so innovative of Altenew to come up with these fabrics as another amazing craft resource. Love them!

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Nandini February 17, 2022 - 13:01

Love the new fabrics. They are great to work with. And I love the amazing prints.

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Isabel Z February 17, 2022 - 13:05

Absolutely beautiful projects. I need to learn how to sew!

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kjwinston February 17, 2022 - 13:23

Dear Jennifer and Altenew: Why? Why do you hate me? Are you trying to bankrupt me? Every day I open my email and find one more thing I MUST HAVE. THese. Are. Gorgeous. You had me at the face masks. You are killing me . . . but it feels so gooooood. Don’t stop.

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Joni J. Seith February 17, 2022 - 13:34

Beautiful!!!

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Dixie Hardgrove February 17, 2022 - 13:36

These fabrics are beautiful.

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Suzanne February 17, 2022 - 13:49

Love your fabric and all the inspiration using it. Can’t wait to get started.

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Claudia February 17, 2022 - 14:11

Simply amazing. I have done one or two fabric layouts in the past and look forward to this collection to sew with. Gorgeous!

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Nancy Wilcox February 17, 2022 - 15:04

fabric! fantastic idea!

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Stacey Kowbel February 17, 2022 - 15:21

Such beautiful fabrics! I love all the great inspiration, especially for ways to use it in paper crafting!

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Amy Cooley February 17, 2022 - 16:28

Congrats on this new line of fabric! I don’t see but I’m excited to see how the papercrafters incorporated it into their projects.

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Christine Gotdon February 17, 2022 - 16:36

The colors and patterns are absolutely gorgeous!!!! Imagine a quilt!!!!

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Linda Lehecka February 17, 2022 - 16:43

Very pretty fabric! Thanks for the ideas.

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mm9772 February 17, 2022 - 16:45

OMGoodness this is so awesome! I love to sew little bags and things and am now venturing into clothes and I would love an Altenew top!!! I can’t wait to get some of this fabulous fabric!!

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Janice Berbin February 17, 2022 - 17:01

Love the beautiful new fabrics.

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Vickie Davis February 17, 2022 - 18:07

Such a breath of spring! These patterns are awesome.

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Carla Hundley February 17, 2022 - 18:19

Oh I love this fabric!
Looks so pretty.
Carla from Arizona

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StarSpry February 17, 2022 - 20:42

This is such pretty fabric! I love the projects you made with it. :) Thanks for sharing how you made the envelope, too; so cool!

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Geri S February 17, 2022 - 21:32

Awesome sauce! What a great idea – ideas! Can’t wait to see how others incorporate fabric into card making. I’ve seen journaling with mixed media and love that, too. Love, love, love the envelope idea. Thanks!

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Meghan Kennihan February 17, 2022 - 21:45

I LOVE this new fabric! Gorgeous colors! I LOVE all the creative ways the DTs used it! Especially the above little pouch and mask!

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Martha Aschenbrenner February 17, 2022 - 21:47

Beautiful fabrics! Love the colors and prints!

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Linda BL February 17, 2022 - 22:43

What cute fabric designs! Love the sewed envelope and the cute summer top!

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Alexandra Y February 17, 2022 - 23:32

Such a beautiful collection! I might have to pull up my old sewing machine!

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Denise Bryant February 18, 2022 - 00:14

Beautiful projects with these pretty fabrics! I love the designs and colors!

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Tory Doherty February 18, 2022 - 08:28

This fabric is so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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Tammy Moore February 18, 2022 - 09:34

Beautiful soft colors. 🌸💕

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LindaCrone February 18, 2022 - 09:46

Wow, I am surprised to see fabric added to your product line. This is an amazing collection, gorgeous! I am a fiber landscape artist and have incorporated some fabrics in my cards for years. It’s a blend of two mediums I love, paper and fabric. Wishing you well as you launch this new beautiful fabric.

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Monika Davis February 18, 2022 - 10:32

Beautiful fabrics! Love the pretty and vibrant prints! Fantastic samples team!

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Carol McCready February 18, 2022 - 10:39

The fabrics are gorgeous ! I can see myself making zippered bags to enclose card sets for gifting to friends.

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Dottie Mazullo February 18, 2022 - 10:58

I LOVE the idea of using fabric on cards! Thanks for the tutorial!

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Lorena February 18, 2022 - 11:19

Just gorgeous!!! Love the prints!!

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Dottie February 18, 2022 - 11:42

I love the bag holder. What a fun way to store those pesky store bags!

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Jeanne Rice February 18, 2022 - 12:20

Beautiful fabric and projects.

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Lory February 18, 2022 - 12:33

Beautiful fabrics! I wish I sewed because I’d love a summer top made from the leaf fabric.

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Mirella Rogan February 18, 2022 - 13:32

Oh wow, what a multi-talented team! I LOVE the stunning fabrics, and all the items you made with them. Wow wow wow, I am so impressed, amazing job, well done!

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Bobby Hagen February 18, 2022 - 13:34

Lovely fabric! I could never get a top to fit me out of a fat quarter but it looks cute. lol

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Inkin' Chickie February 18, 2022 - 13:49

Great hop and projects shared. I wasn’t sure how I could add fabric to my crafting, so it was helpful to have so many wonderful ideas to help out. Thanks!

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