Studio Tips from Ty Pennington


Ty Pennington in his studio – I love the colorful and inspirational wall of swatches!
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From the Screen to Your Next Project

Confession time: I was OBSESSED with the TV show Trading Spaces. The idea of letting your neighbors decorate your house while you decorate theirs was catchy enough to get me watching, but add in great designers (Genevieve and Vern were always my favorites), stressful time limits, and occasionally crazy design ideas (remember the episode when Hildi covered all the walls in the homeowners' room with straw?!), the show was a recipe for success. Oh yeah, and let's not forget one talented, funny, and charming carpenter, Ty Pennington. Ty was a hit on Trading Spaces, and many watchers followed him when he moved on to host Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, a remodel show full of feel-good stories that always make me cry.

While it was obvious from his work on TV that Ty has a great eye for design, I was still impressed to learn that not only does he have furniture, bedding, and home decor lines, he's also recently released Ty Pennington Impressions, a line of fabric with Westminster Fibers. We included a short write-up on the new fabric line in the Spring 2011 issue of Stitch, and when the photos came across my desk, I was wowed! The designs are inspired by photographs Ty has taken on his travels, and each is based on patterns he created by hand using hand-made woodblock stamps. The patterns are warm, earthy, and organic, with a fabulous global feel.

I was also really excited when I saw Ty on the cover of the new issue of Studios. Editor Cate Prato was lucky enough to sit down with Ty and talk to him about his inspiration and his studio. Here's a snapshot of their conversation:

Cate Prato: Why do you think having a studio is important?

Ty Pennington: I could say that it's a necessary space for organizing my design tools and resources, but the truth is I just like having somewhere that is for the sole purpose of creative thinking. Don't get me wrong, I have a man cave where I go to unwind and hang out with the guys, but the studio is different. It's there that I take the things that have inspired me during my time away from home and pull everything together in my mind. The photos, the sketches, the swatches, the trinkets – all the things I connect together to come up with my designs.

 

Ty created fabric motifs by experimenting with hand-stamping.

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CP: What types of projects do you work on in your studio?

TP: The studio for me is about conception. I create a lot of patterns – for wall coverings, for fabrics, for large art installations – and that's done in the studio. But most of the actual building or making of things I do outside my own home or, if I'm experimenting with something maybe it's in my backyard. For instance, when I conceived the designs for the fabric line a lot of the work was done on the computer in the studio where I could quickly access my photos and color decks. But once I had in mind what patterns I wanted, I took it to the backyard where I did some experiments using paint – trying out different shapes with colors on canvas.

CP: When you were working on your fabric designs, did you find yourself thinking of what you would use each pattern for, or was it purely a design project?

TP: No, I absolutely did not think about what each pattern could be used for, but neither was it simply a design project. I took a lot of time considering how the designs would work on the fabrics – movement in fabric is different than if, for instance, I'd put the same design on a wall covering. But thinking, "Oh, this is great for a pillow" or "What if someone makes a baby quilt of this" was not part of my process. In fact, that's the fun of doing the fabric line. I can't wait to see what people come up with then they interpret my designs for their own use.

CP: What is your #1 home studio organization tip?

TP: Edit your stuff! If you have seen it done before, get rid of it. I have so many magazines and books that for me it makes sense to go through them and snap a pic of the things I like in them, download those into a file, and then donate the actual mag to a library or send it to be recycled. Stacks and stacks of stuff don't make you more creative.

Happy sewing!

 

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976 thoughts on “Studio Tips from Ty Pennington

  1. oh how exciting! thanks for tipping us off. I jsut cut out my very first pattern withthe help of a wonderful friend who’s an experienced sewer. And I am already bitten! I love beautiful fabrics and it looks like these are definitely some I’ll be trying πŸ˜€

  2. I would love to use some of the blues to make pillows for my new kitchen window
    seat, maybe even a cushion for the bench seat. The designs look so fresh and crisp.

    I just love the stamps, they are the same color blue as my kitchen accents.

    cslewis

  3. I would use some of these bright, fun fabrics to either make a bag as I’ve really been getting into bags lately or perhaps a vest or jacket as I’ve been starting the design process in my head for some clothing. I’d love to make something new to take on a trip to Canada we’re doing soon and a quilt retreat I’m going to there, all the way from Australia! Yay!
    P.S. Our family have been keen fans of Ty ever since Extreme Makover, Home Edition showed her in OZ on Foxtel.

  4. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  5. I would love to do up our bedroom with some of Ty’s lovely fabrics…cushions, curtains, a wall hanging or even a bedspread…the ideas are limitless. Beautiful fabrics Ty!

  6. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  7. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  8. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  9. Hi, I would love to use these bright, fun fabrics to make a new bag, I’ve been really into making bags lately, or perhaps a vest as I’ve been working on some clothing designs in my head recently. I’d love to have something new to take with us on our trip to Canada shortly and to the quilt retreat I’m going to there, all the way from Australia.
    P.S. My family have been keen fans of Ty’s ever since Extreme Makeover Home Edition first aired in OZ on Foxtel.

  10. These fabrics are beautiful. I’ve only just started sewing and I can think of millions of things I’d like to make out of these…a gorgeous wall-hanging maybe?

  11. I just picked up my copy of Studios and read the article.
    I will be carving some blocks for printing fabrics.
    If I had some of Ty’s fabrics I would make some totes for Christmas gifts.
    Mary Ann

  12. i read the article on Ty in the Studios mag. i would love to have some of his fabric. i want to make a slipcover for my sofa and new curtains for my den to start with. from there who know!?….

  13. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  14. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  15. I think Ty’s beautiful fabrics would be great for a number of home decorating projects, but I’d most like to see them in wall hangings and pillows.

  16. I love Ty! I really miss watching Extreme Home Makeover!

    I would love to make a inspiration quilt. Something I could use as a board to bounce my own ideas off.

  17. I think Ty’s beautiful fabrics would be great for a number of home decorating projects, but I’d most like to use them in wall hangings and pillows.

  18. WOW!!! What a cool article! I would love to know when and where these fabrics are going to be available. It was real interesting to learn about the thought process Ty had in designing these beautiful fabrics.

  19. I think Ty’s beautiful fabrics would be great for a number of home decorating projects, but I’d most like to use them in wall hangings and pillows.

  20. Lovely fresh colors and patterns in Ty’s Impressions fabric range.
    I would make a kaleidoscope patterned quilt with coordinating pillow shams for my bed.

  21. Pillows, Pillows, and more Pillows. Lovely gifts for family and friends from Ty’s fabrics would be a wonderful treat for me, the maker/giver as well as the recipients:-)

  22. I would make pillows, pillows, and even more pillows – gifts for family and firends. This would be a lovely treat for me, the maker/giver as well as the recipients:-)

  23. I would love ty’s fabric line!WOW I would have fiance make the furniture for our LR,Bedroom, couch, chairs,and cover them with beautiful cushions,quilts,art deco wallhangings. not a lot of $$ right now but i would repurpose cushions from thrift stores,blankets for inside quilts,maybe even curtains if have left over,reuse blankets i have and recover.

  24. Oh what a terrific offer…..hope I am one of the very lucky ones to receive a piece of Ty’s designed fabric. Depending on the size of the piece I would use it for as many mixed media items that I could. I have a large bullatin board on the wall in front of my sewing machine for personal and items of nostalgia. What a place to use this as the focal point of my sewing room.

  25. Oh my, a chance of a lifetime to have some of this fabric. I would use it in as many mixed media items and also make it the focal point of my sewing room. Thank you for this chance at this offer. Beautiful fabric and design……..

  26. I’m getting ready to refinish my wrought iron kitchen table & chairs. The chairs will need new cushion fabric. I’m sure Ty’s fabrics would be great to add new life to my vintage furniture!

  27. I’m getting ready to refinish my wrought-iron kitchen table & chairs. The chairs will need new cushion fabric. I’m sure Ty’s fabrics would bring new life to my vintage furniture!

  28. I’m getting ready to refinish my wrought-iron kitchen table & chairs. The chairs will need new cushion fabric. I’m sure Ty’s fabrics would bring new life to my vintage furniture!

  29. I’m getting ready to refinish my wrought-iron kitchen table & chairs. The chairs will need new cushion fabric. I’m sure Ty’s fabrics would bring new life to my vintage furniture!

  30. I should like to make two things, an artquilt with the theme : timeless
    and I should like to make a jacket to wear by meself.
    greetings from liesbeth

  31. My oldest daughter will be going off to college in the fall. I would like to make her a quilt to take along and having been trying to decide on a pattern and fabric. Such beautiful fabric would be perfect!

  32. My oldest daughter will be going off to college in the fall. I want to make her a quilt to take along and have been trying to decide on a pattern and fabric. Ty’s beautiful fabric would be perfect!

  33. I would make some floor cushions for my little boy to use in his reading corner. Useful for him but still beautiful and will look great in my front room.

  34. I see a beautifully done Family room with luxurious twin french chairs in the oranges and grays with matching drapes and huge pillows on a gorgeous sofa.

    I also see my granddaughter’s room with her bed covered in ruffles of the oranges and pinks with matching canopy and large pillows coordinating with the bulky comforter.

    Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!! I would love win! Happy Sewing, Pamie G.

  35. Truthfully I don’t know what I would make with the fabric. I acquire fabric in many ways and then decide what to make with it. It is a rare occasion that I start with a pattern and go in a straight line to a finished object. I usually start with the fabric and am inspired.

  36. I think I would make a new cover for our EZup tent. It is out back all summer with a boring white top – how neat would these earthy fabrics look out there instead!

  37. I would recover the plain white top to our EZup tent. It sits out back all summer and I would love to see one of these gorgeous, earthy fabrics out there instead!

  38. I would recover the plain white top to our EZup tent. It sits out back all summer and I would love to see one of these gorgeous, earthy fabrics out there instead!

  39. I would recover the plain white top to our EZup tent. It sits out back all summer and I would love to see one of these gorgeous, earthy fabrics out there instead!

  40. I am so with you on Trading Spaces, it’s was so fun watching what wild and crazy design they came up with. Most, I liked, others, not so much, but, fun to watch. Ty’s fabric is calling me to make a New York Beauty quilt. Can’t just see how amazing that would be? I can!

  41. I love the design and color in Ty’s new fabric line. I am thinking of making a spring-summer lounge coat or robe and the fabric would be wonderfun.
    Tina

  42. I bought some of Ty’s fabric when it came out and would like more as I want to make either a skirt or top. Am taking a break from quilting and find that Ty’s fabric lends itself wonderfully to clothing.

  43. It will be hard to cut it up, because the prints are so great to look at in whole cloth, but I think they would be wonderful for quilting and for clothing. I love that they are offering more than one kind of fabric. Sateens are great for so many things.

  44. I would love to try one of Ty’s new fabrics while making a spring-summer lounge robe. I live in Florida and the weather is getting too warm for the fleece robe.
    tp

  45. I am so with you on Trading Spaces, I loved that show. It was fun watching all the wild and crazy designs they came up with. Some, good, some, not so good. As far as Ty’s fabric, it’s telling me it would love to be a New York Beauty quilt. Can’t you just see how amazing that would be? I can!!!

  46. The wood blocks inspire me to try to make some of my own. The fabric would be sensational for an under-the-counter curtain in my kitchen and/or for some sitting cushions I want to make for a large room in our home. Thanks for this chance to win some!
    Rebecca
    rebecca@sover.net

  47. I’d make a tunic for myself — love the Honeycomb pattern in Chartruese! Or I’d make a raincoat for my daughter with the laminated cotton. Great bold patterns!

  48. I recently renovated our family room, and have been seeking large pillows to jazz up the decor and add extra floor seating. Ty’s graphic fabric designs and color palette would be perfect for a do-it-myself project. Thanks for showcasing so many inspiring artists!

  49. The wood blocks are inspiring (as are the tips for studio space). I would use these for an under-the-counter curtain in the kitchen or for some seat pillow covers I intend to make for a large room in our home. Thanks so much for the chance to win some of these lovely fabrics.
    Rebecca
    Rebecca@sover.net

  50. I recently renovated our family room and have been seeking some large pillows to jazz up the decor and add floor seating. Ty’s graphic fabrics and color palette would be perfect for a do-it-myself project. Thanks for showcasing so many inspiring artists!

  51. I would choose to create some items for my son’s rather bleak & boring apartment. Currently a hodge podge of items. These fabrics are bold, interesting & ‘manly’! Susan

  52. I would choose to create some items for my son’s rather bleak & boring apartment. Currently a hodge podge of items. These fabrics are bold, interesting & ‘manly’! Susan

  53. I am just beginning to explore making paper piece quilts and I am trying to design a large landscape picture with bold, flowing colors and patches of “interest”. That is what I would do with Ty’s fabrics.

  54. I’d make baby sacks and buntings for newborns in need and I’d make a whole bunch of bright and beautiful items out of Ty’s ‘to die for gorgeous’ fabrics. I love them.
    I’d love a purse out of a few of them too! πŸ™‚

  55. I love those so much! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing, I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about what I really like wearing and what I would love to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo Stripe Espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  56. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Baboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  57. WOW I’ve loved TY since Trading Spaces days and no one can make me cry like he does in extreme home makeover! I love the colors he uses and his fabric is gorgeous!!!! I really would love to win some!

  58. WOW I’ve loved TY since Trading Spaces days and no one can make me cry like he does in extreme home makeover! I love the colors he uses and his fabric is gorgeous!!!! I really would love to win some!

  59. WOW I’ve loved TY since Trading Spaces days and no one can make me cry like he does in extreme home makeover! I love the colors he uses and his fabric is gorgeous!!!! I really would love to win some!

  60. Wow, I am in LOVE with “Lace” in Persimmon!! I would love to make some kitchen goodies (apron, oven mitts, table runner, etc.) with this…and some of “Kimono” in Ice πŸ™‚

  61. WOW I’ve loved TY since Trading Spaces days and no one can make me cry like he does in extreme home makeover! I love the colors he uses and his fabric is gorgeous!!!! I really would love to win some!

  62. I think Ty’s beautiful fabrics would be great for a number of home decorating projects, but I’d most like to use them in wall hangings and pillows.

  63. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Baboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  64. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Baboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  65. I would recover the plain white top to our EZup tent. It sits out back all summer and I would love to see one of these gorgeous, earthy fabrics out there instead!

  66. I would recover the plain white top to our EZup tent. It sits out back all summer and I would love to see one of these gorgeous, earthy fabrics out there instead!

  67. I have loved Ty’s work since I first saw him on Trading Spaces and now watch him weekly in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. If I would win some of Ty’s fabrics I would make a bag for myself and one for each of my two daughters. We would love to tell people that is was made from Ty Pennington’s fabric! I also make diaper bags and would love to make one for my granddaughter. The projects are endless with such vibrant and unusual patterns!

  68. I would love to re-do my daughters room. Some new throw pillow and window treatments would be a snap to whip up. Always love see new fabric lines coming out.

  69. I am moving into my first home now and I would use this fabric to decorate, coordinate curtains, cushions and the kitchen and bath accessories! I think they are great!

  70. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Baboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  71. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Baboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  72. I love the red themed prints which I would use for a new valance in my kitchen bay window. Coordinated place mats and napkins would follow. I like the folksy and modern feel of these prints.

  73. I took fabric printing classes in college. This article reminded me how much fun it is to make your own fabric It would be great to win some of Ty’s fabric.

  74. I took fabric printing classes in college. This article reminded me how much fun it is to make your own fabric It would be great to win some of Ty’s fabric.

  75. Love this interview format….you’ve been doing…..and like the contemporary fibe of Ty Pennington’s fabrics….a couple of pillows, curtains in the kitchen and you have a whole new look! Love it!

  76. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  77. My oldest daughter will be heading off to college in the fall. I am planning on making her a quilt to take along with her and have been trying to decide on a pattern and fabric. Ty’s beautiful colors/designs would be wonderful!

  78. I would definitely make pillows! Large ones, small ones, and definitely lumbar pillows which I love. I am so inspired by his new prints! Bold and colorful. Just what we need today is some piece of optimism!

  79. I would definitely make pillows! Large ones, small ones, and definitely lumbar pillows which I love. I am so inspired by his new prints! Bold and colorful. Just what we need today is some piece of optimism!

  80. I would definitely make pillows! Large ones, small ones, and definitely lumbar pillows which I love. I am so inspired by his new prints! Bold and colorful. Just what we need today is some piece of optimism!

  81. I would definitely make pillows! Large ones, small ones, and definitely lumbar pillows which I love. I am so inspired by his new prints! Bold and colorful. Just what we need today is some piece of optimism!

  82. I would use 2 coordinating Ty fabrics and make a skirt that has an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. His colors would be beautiful for a summer skirt!

  83. I would use 2 Ty fabrics to make a summer skirt with an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. Ty’s colors would make a beautiful summer skirt!

  84. I would use 2 Ty fabrics to make a summer skirt with an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. Ty’s colors would make a beautiful summer skirt!

  85. The fabrics are indeed stunning. Colors that I use and love. Designs that remind me of the great outdoors: earth and sky, sea and land, grass and sky and the beautiful colors of spring.

    My granddaughters are extremely creative and I can see letting them see how they would like to use them.

    Ruth Ann Powers

  86. I would use 2 Ty fabrics to make a summer skirt with an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. Ty’s colors would make a beautiful summer skirt!

  87. The fabrics are lovely. Depending on the scale I would opt for pillows or a wonderful bag. It is hard to guess without seeing the actual print. Congrats to Ty on this line of fabric.

  88. The fabrics are lovely. Depending on the scale I would opt for pillows or a wonderful bag. It is hard to guess without seeing the actual print. Congrats to Ty on this line of fabric.

  89. I fell in love with Ty Pennington when he was on Trading Spaces and now watch him weekly on Extreme Makeover: Home Addition. If I were to win some of his fabric I would make bags for my two daughters and myself. His fabrics are bright and fun. We would love to be able to tell others the bags were made with Ty’s fabrics. I also make diaperbags, burp cloths, etc. for babies and what would be more hip than these items made out of some of Ty’s fabrics!

  90. I am doing some stamps with erasers now, and they are so much fun! I am starting to print on fabrics, and the possibilities are endless! I loved his carved-wood stamps…

  91. I absolutely adore Ty’s fabric line! Every colorway looks completely different and beautiful. I just ordered a half-yards of a few of the charcoal and spice patterns. They will be made into handbags. I would love to make a duvet cover and refinish my studio chair with his home dec fabric.

  92. I would use 2 Ty fabrics to make a summer skirt with an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. Ty’s colors would make a beautiful summer skirt!

  93. Oh such pretty fabric’s. We are in a total remodel of our home. (of course everything goes wrong) The fabric’s would work so well in a home. So fresh and airy. We live in a place that you have to travel at least a hour or travel over a toll bridge ($17.00) for a day trip to get to fabric. Oh to put it into a quilt…..idea’s are just pouring in! I have 7 children, 14 grandchildren and a great grandson due in 5 weeks, so in my home there is always a new idea everyday! Thanks for the chance to win!

  94. I am doing some stamps using erasers, and they are som much fun! The possibilities are endless! I really liked on the interview with Ty the pictures of his hand carved wood stamps, so well made… His fabrics are really inspirational…

  95. I am in the process of redoing my daughter’s room who got married and turning it into the sewing room I always wanted(no more sewing on the dining room table). Some of this fabrics would be perfect to cover and create a project board to keep all the “in-process” things I want to finish. I could then add a few co-ordinating pillows to the day bed and put the finishing touches on this room I have waited so long for.

  96. I am in the process of converting my now-married daughter’s bedroom into the sewing room I’ve always wanted(no more sewing on the dining room table). Would love to make a project board to keep all those “in-process” notes for my unfinished projects. Add a few co-ordinating pillows to the day bed, and viola, the perfect finishing touches on a room I’ve waited so long to have.

  97. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  98. Oh so pretty, we are doing a total remodel of our home(tha’t if everything will stop going wrong) Ty’s fabric’s are just what I need to get this place life. We live in a area that require’s at least a hour travel to get to a quilt shop. Since making quilt’s is what I do my head is spining. Nice colors, great easy patterns…oh what fun! Since I have a large family we never lack idea’s. ( 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandson on his way) Oh what to make? Thank you for giving me a chance to win! Just love it!

  99. As fantastic as these fabrics are for home dec, I would like to experiment by cutting them up and combining them into a new and different look for a wall hanging. Wouldn’t that look great in a room decorated with Ty’s fabrics?

  100. Oh how pretty, I must get some of these. We are totaly remodeling are home (that’s if we can get everything to stop going wrong) and the colors wow! I must say I need to rething some of the colors I was going to use, Ty’s color and designs are so fresh and airy. i also make quilts so that a whole idea in it’s own…My mind is wraping around idea’s. Since I have a very large family, 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandson(coming in 5 weeks time) we never lack idea’s around here. My travel time to most quilt shops in a hour. Thanks for giving me the chance to win some very pretty fabric.

  101. I absolutely love Ty’s fabrics – I can’t wait to get some of my own. But, of course, winning would be fabulous. I have recently got into quilting so I would make a quilt.

  102. I absolutely love Ty’s fabrics – I can’t wait to get some of my own. But, of course, winning would be fabulous. I have recently got into quilting so I would make a quilt.

  103. I have a guest bedroom that needs a make-over. I’d use Ty’s fabrics to design a quilt, cover a headboard and make window coverings for a complete look.

  104. I have blinds in my living room and dining room need to be replaced. My windows are large and I would like to try curtains this time. Ty’s fabric would beautiful and would work for pillows and a throw too.

  105. I would use 2 Ty fabrics to make a summer skirt with an underlay or petticoat effect coming out the bottom. Ty’s colors would make a beautiful summer skirt!

  106. I have blinds in my living room and dining room need to be replaced. My windows are large and I would like to try curtains this time. Ty’s fabric would beautiful and would work for pillows and a throw too.

  107. I have loved Ty since we first saw him on Trading Spaces, many years ago. Now I create bags and purses from recycled coffee and potato sacks and sell them on Etsy at nanaandcompany. (Nana & Co.) His new designs will look amazing as the lining inside of our bags.

  108. We have loved Ty since the first time we saw him on Trading Spaces. Now we design and sell bags, totes, and purses made from coffee sacks and potato sacks on Etsy in our shop called nanaandcompany. (Nana & Co.) His new designs will look amazing as the lining in our bags.

  109. Ty was so more than just a carpenter when he was on Trading Spaces, and to watch him open up into more and more art design….he was so under-rated. Looking at the swatches of his fabrics, I found a couple that would make a great impression as a sofa, chair and ottoman for my living room and one would be great to re-upholster my office chair and/or wall hanging/drapes in the office….It would be hard to decide which to start on first. Anyway, that’s my two cents.

  110. Depending on the amount of material, I would love to make a quilt to hang on the wall, or at least some pillows. I love the samples hanging an the wall behind Ty in the pic.

  111. If I received some of Ty’s wonderful cloth, I would want to make something that caught the eye of everyone who visited. pillows for the couches, a wall hanging in the entryway.

  112. This is SO exciting!! I would use Ty’s material to make throw pillows and corresponding framed pieces to “snaz up” my craft room (3rd bedroom) for some great inspiration. His creativity is (and would be) a constant reminder of shape, color, and nature.

  113. I have made several attempts to leave a comment here, because I would love to win the fabric promotion thing…and I wanted to give a shout out to Ty for letting his inner artist bloom. He could have stayed a funny carpenter on Trading Spaces but he was so much more talented, and a genuinely nice guy.
    For the fabrics, I saw a couple swatches that I would upholster a sofa, chair and ottoman for my living room and one for sure for my office–either to upholster my chair or drapes or wallhanging………I have to find a way to incorporate it into my space….

  114. I dye thread and then weave fabric for Art to Wear garments, and would love to incorporate Ty’s block prints with my fabric in a garment. They are such happy color pallets.

  115. I love the bold and graphic looks to the fabrics. I would probably make some fun bags, like the reusable grocery bags. More fun to take to the grocery store in these funky patterns.

  116. I hand dye thread and then weave fabric for Art to Wear garments. I would love to combine with Ty’s block prints for my next garments. The fabrics are such a happy pallet.

  117. This is so exciting! I would make throw pillows and corresponding wall hangings to “snaz up” my craft room (3rd bedroom). His creativity on fabric is (would be) a constant reminder of color, patterns, and nature.

  118. I just love the earthy, elemental look of this fabric! I would make all sorts of home decorating items such as pillows, quilts….and I would love to take some of the fabric and stretch over framed painting canvas to use as wall hangings (as I have seen Ty do on Home Makeover).

  119. I hand dye thread and then weave fabric for Art to Wear garments. I would love to combine with Ty’s block prints for my next garments. The fabrics are such a happy pallet.

  120. I have made several attempts to leave a comment here, because I would love to win the fabric promotion thing…and I wanted to give a shout out to Ty for letting his inner artist bloom. He could have stayed a funny carpenter on Trading Spaces but he was so much more talented, and a genuinely nice guy.
    For the fabrics, I saw a couple swatches that I would upholster a sofa, chair and ottoman for my living room and one for sure for my office–either to upholster my chair or drapes or wallhanging………I have to find a way to incorporate it into my space….

  121. I have made several attempts to leave a comment here, because I would love to win the fabric promotion thing…and I wanted to give a shout out to Ty for letting his inner artist bloom. He could have stayed a funny carpenter on Trading Spaces but he was so much more talented, and a genuinely nice guy.
    For the fabrics, I saw a couple swatches that I would upholster a sofa, chair and ottoman for my living room and one for sure for my office–either to upholster my chair or drapes or wallhanging………I have to find a way to incorporate it into my space….

  122. Oh, I love those, I do! As I start exploring the wonders of sewing I am also learning a lot about me, about my style, about the kind of clothing that really makes me smile and about what I would like to make. I’d LOVE to take Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo stripe espresso” and turn it into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  123. Got an error with my last comment?
    I would make a wallhanging or art piece to hang in my ‘studio’ (my sewing room) πŸ™‚ Wonderful Fabrics and prints!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

  124. I ove the idea of taking a snap of any ideas from mags and then filing them on your computer. This would so release lots of room in my sewing area!! Good idea!! and thank you for the tip!
    Regards Gloria

  125. Ty has great fabrics, I would love to incoporate some of his work, in an art quilt, I love the graphic qualities,!!!!

    Prayers going to the lives lost in the tsunami in Japan this morning.

  126. I love the tip about taking a snap and downloading onto your computer and letting go of all the mags. Great idea!! That should free up a lot of my sewing area.
    Regards Gloria JW

  127. I’ve been drooling over his line eversince I saw the preview! I am a big yellow and gray fan—and see my family’s easter outfits done in this fabric. If I win, I promise to share photos :). Thanks for the giveaway! Awesome job Ty!

  128. I love Ty’s fabrics, I would love to incorprate his designs in an art quilt.

    Prayers sent to the lives lost in the Japan Tsunami, this morning, and their families.

  129. What WOULDN’T I make with Ty’s fabric – and all the time wishing I could be a worker bee in Ty’s studio. I would combine his beautiful prints with handmake batiks from Ghana and vintage silks. Quilts, handbags, home accessories. Nothing would be off limits – BUT – I would start with a stunning quilt.

  130. I am a high school art teacher and I teach a class called Fibers. I would have my class create a story quilt with Ty’s fabric. The colors are fabulous, and the students would go crazy being able to use the fabric in their quilts!
    Thanks…
    Mrs. Carducci

  131. What WOULDN’T I make with Ty’s amazing fabric? I’d mix his global prints with handmade batiks from Ghana and vintage silks for a stunning quilt. Then move right on to handbags, home accessories – nothing would be off limits. PLEASE send me some πŸ™‚

  132. What I could do with some of Ty’s fabric! There is a need for a new shower curtain. My living room wants a design makeover. My 4-H sewing class needs some inspiration. I just want to sew.

  133. Ty Pennington fabric collection came up on one of my fabric sites. I saw the Lace Espresso and thought what a great machine quilt design that would be on one of my quilts tops, so I ordered it. Then the next email was this one.

    Karen

  134. I read Ty’s article yesterday and love how real and fresh he is. I’d love some of his fabrics and would probably make a tote for moi…first and then I might share πŸ˜‰

  135. What I could do with some of Ty’s fabric! I need a new shower curtain. My living room needs a textile makeover. MY 4-H class needs some inspiration. I just want to sew.

  136. Ty’s fabrics remind me of my youngest daughter – bright, bold, beautiful, fun! Since she is newly engaged and hoping to purchase a house soon, I would use the fabrics to help her decorate. It would be easy to add those special touches since the fabric colors are all her favorites!

  137. quilter2 – I love the random designs and would incorporate these into an art quilt or a baby quilt. Geometric designs and different colors appeal to children as well as adults.

  138. I got my issue and ready Ty’s article yesterday and just love how real and fresh Ty is. I’d love to win some of his beautiful fabric…first I’d make a tote bag for moi and then I might share πŸ˜‰

  139. Well of course it depends on how much yardage and which fabric print as to how it gets used…but I’m sure there are alot of projects that I could use this beautiful fabric line for…..

  140. Ty’s fabrics remind me of my youngest daughter – bright, bold, beautiful, fun! She is newly engaged and hoping to purchase a home, and I would use the fabrics in her decorating, making it easy to add in special touches since the colors are her favorites!!

  141. Ty’s fabrics remind me of my youngest daughter – bright, bold, beautiful, fun! She is newly engaged and hoping to purchase a home, and I would use the fabrics in her decorating, making it easy to add in special touches since the colors are her favorites!!

  142. Love the Ty Pennington fabrics, I think they have a great sense of style and flair. I probably would be hard pressed to chose between tablescape, pillows, perhaps even a purse or vest. It would depend on what the fabric says!

  143. I have fell in love with Kimono in Espresso and think it is the perfect choice when I begin to reupholster my vintage flexsteel chair and ottoman. The matching sofa is currently under construction, but I won’t have enough chocolate chenille to do both. They would coordinate but not be matchy-matchy.

  144. What I could do with Ty’s fabric! There is a shower curtain to be made. My living room is in need of a textile makeover. My 4-H class is in need of inspiration. I just want to sew.

  145. The Kimono print in Espresso is my number one choice to reupholster my vintage Flexsteel arm chair and ottoman with! I know I won’t have enough chocolate chenille fabric left over from the upholstering the matching sofa, but I think choosing another type of fabric for the arm chair is the best way to go. Adding a pattern and keeping things from being too matchy-matchy.

  146. The Kimono print in Espresso is my number one choice to reupholster my vintage Flexsteel arm chair and ottoman with! I know I won’t have enough chocolate chenille fabric left over from the upholstering the matching sofa, but I think choosing another type of fabric for the arm chair is the best way to go. Adding a pattern and keeping things from being too matchy-matchy.

  147. Wow, I am not quite sure what I would make. maybe a beautiful wall hanging in my studio for inspiration with matching pillows…the possibilities are too endless to just decide right now. πŸ™‚

  148. My daughter is getting set for college in the fall. What better gift could I give her than items such as pillows, drapes and a special quilt for her dorm room to remind her of home and my love for her. And what could I find better than some of Ty Pennington’s wonderful fabric — it is just what she would love!
    jmp

  149. This is fabulous fabric. I don’t know what I’d make with it – probably a wall quilt or possibly some pillows. I think I’d just like to have it to look at, actually.

  150. My daughter is getting ready to go off to college next fall. What better gift could I give her than some pillows, drapes and a lap quilt to remind her of home and my love for her! And Ty Pennington’s fabrics would be perfect for it — they are just what she would pick for herself (and a lot of fun for me to work with!!)
    jmp

  151. A really great sundress for spring… It’d GOT to be coming! and these bold prints would be a wonderful contemporary take on a classic fashion statement.. Embellishing some areas of the print with embroidery and beading would be the perfect detailing!

  152. I love the Ty Pennington fabrics, and would love to work with them! They would work well in a quilt, or possibly a handbag. The possibilities are endless!

  153. I would love to work with the Ty Pennington fabric line. They are beautiful and would work well for a quilt with pillows, or possibly a handbag. The possibilities are endless!

  154. I love to make purses! Large, small, inbetween sizes. I love coming up with my own designs, or tweeking others. I’m known by my friends and people I know around town as the “Pretty Purse Lady”. I’m already sketching designs based on the pictures of Ty’s new line (how fresh and exciting it is!) Would LOVE to win some fabric, but am also going to have to find out where I can purchase it.

    Judy

  155. The eye-popping designs are fabulous! My daughter loves that type of look for her bedroom and I’m looking forward to buy some of his product at the fabric stores!

  156. What WOULDN’T I make with Ty’s stunning fabric? I’d start by adding my handcrafted batiks from Ghana and vintage silk to make a knock out quilt. Nothing would be off limits. I see hand bags, home accessories. Ooh – what about umbrellas? Oh, Ty. You’ve struck again! πŸ™‚

  157. I would make a bed runner that would come out really pretty in his fabric I would also take a picture so he could see what things can be created using his fabric

  158. Oh my, there are so many things I would like to make out of that fabric. Pillow covers, rice-filled heating pads, curtains……the list goes on and on! Thanks for the chance! πŸ™‚

  159. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Kielian

  160. There are SO many things that I would like to make out of his fabric. Pillow covers, curtains, rice filled heating pads….the list goes on and on….. Thanks for the chance!

  161. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Kielian

  162. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Annek4

  163. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Annek4

  164. Absolutely love the new line! So fresh and inspiring! I’d make purses!!! (I’m know as the “Pretty Purse Lady”. I’ve started sketching already, based on his new line. If I don’t win, I’m going to NEED to buy some. Thanks Ty for your creativity!

    Judy

  165. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Annek4

  166. I’d love to see Ty’s fabric in person (better yet, in my own sewing room!). I’d make a quilt for our bed that I know my husband will like with these bold, graphic repeats.

  167. I love adding to my fabric stash!…as to what I’d make with a fabric from the give away? I’d be hard pressed to say exactly what, handling the actual fabric would inspire something I’m sure! Maybe a wall mounted upholstered headboard and matching accent pillows in fun shapes, scraps could bind a coordinating counterpane for the bed… maybe a pleated window shade to liven up a guest room…. lol, looks like I’m already inspired to do something in the guest room….. :o)

  168. I’d love to see Ty’s fabric in person (better yet, in my own sewing room!). I’d make a quilt for our bed that I know my husband will like with these bold, graphic repeats.

  169. I would let the fabric inspire my ideas, but projects I have in mind are curtains (or a roman shade) for my home office, aprons for the kitchen, or bed or living room pillows. It might be a difficult decision πŸ˜‰

  170. Depending on the amount of fabric, I would use 1/2 yard to make an aromatherapy collar (I make them for craft shows & friends) and I would love to have additional fabrics to add to my stash to be used in my scrap quilts. I love, love, love fabric!!

  171. I finally built my own studio! A medieval tapestry type of room that is warm and induces creative indulgence. I would love to make a wall hanging with Ty’s new line (I think it contains elements of medieval mosaic). Good job on creating such a unique and unusual product!
    Annek4

  172. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  173. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  174. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  175. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  176. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  177. WOW! They are all so unique and wonderful. My Mother has been wanting me to make some chair pads for her kitchen set. To be able to make new pads for my 92 year old Mother would truly be one of a kind and a terrific gift for her! Gotta love that Ty!!!

  178. I absolutely love the colors! I haven’t tried hand stamping fabrics yet, but seeing what Ty has done, I’ll be moving that higher on my list of priorities! I’d love to have some of his fabrics!! I can see several of the pieces incorporated into art to wear.

  179. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  180. β€’ The Charlotte Quilters Guild contributes more than 500 hand-made cuddle quilts each year to ailing infants and children hospitalized in Charlotte-area hospitals.
    β€’ Our Guild members also sew and provide approximately 20 comfort quilts a year for female cancer patients selected by hospital staff.
    β€’ Last year we expanded our outreach to include Quilts for soldiers, quilts to honor our returning soldiers.

    Since we are limited in our color choices for the soldier quilts we would use Ty’s fabric to make cuddle quilts for children.

  181. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  182. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  183. Tote Bags and purses. I LOVE LOVE LOVE his designs. And I must say also that I really miss Trading Spaces! It appears his fabric would also make great table covers, drapes, curtains and OH so many other home dec thing!

  184. WOW! What beautiful and unique material! We love to watch Ty on Extreme Home Makeovers. My 92 year old Mother has been wanting me to make her a set of chair pads for her kitchen chairs. This material would make a one-of-a-kind and terrific gift for her! Thank you for the opportunity to win some! Keep up the good work!!!

  185. I,too, was obsessed with Trading Spaces. Like others, I would love to have some of Ty’s fabric. I’d probably make an apron to wear in my studio plus a tote bag to showcase his fabric. If enough, perhaps some collars for my dogs!

  186. WOW! What beautiful and unique material! We love to watch Ty on Extreme Home Makeovers. My 92 year old Mother has been wanting me to make her a set of chair pads for her kitchen chairs. This material would make a one-of-a-kind and terrific gift for her! Thank you for the opportunity to win some! Keep up the good work!!!

  187. I think it would be fun to make a bed cover or window covering by taking a mix of the fabrics and doing long strips of the different colors/shapes and sewing together. For the window treatment I would leave it so that it could flow with the breeze coming in. For the bed cover, I wouldn’t quilt it but possibly stitch in the ditch to make channels. What fun looking fabric!

    I could also seeing covering a fun chair with some of the bright colored fabric. It could go with many decors for that extra punch of color.

  188. WOW! What beautiful and unique material! We love to watch Ty on Extreme Home Makeovers. My 92 year old Mother has been wanting me to make her a set of chair pads for her kitchen chairs. This material would make a one-of-a-kind and terrific gift for her! Thank you for the opportunity to win some! Keep up the good work!!!

  189. My Guild, Charlotte Quilters Guild, contributes more than 500 hand-made cuddle quilts each year to ailing infants and children hospitalized in Charlotte-area hospitals.
    We would love to use Ty’s Fabric to make additional cuddle Quilts.

  190. I absolutely love the colors! With this as my inspiration, I will be trying my hand at stamping fabrics in the near future. I can see these fabrics incorporated into art to wear jackets and vests.

  191. As another person who was obsessed with Trading Spaces, it would be great to own some of Ty’s fabric. I’d probably make a variety of things including an apron to wear in my studio, a tote bag and perhaps collars for my dogs.

  192. Tote Bags & Purses is what I’d make for SURE! Love all his designs. Also I REALLY miss Trading Spaces a LOT. His designs would also make drapes, curtains and tons of home dec things in my opinion.

  193. My quilting guild contributes more than 500 hand-made cuddle quilts each year to ailing infants and children hospitalized in Charlotte-area hospitals.

    We would love to use Ty’s fabrics to make additional cuddle quilts.

  194. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

    More details can be seen at powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  195. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment.

    More details can be seen at powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  196. What would I make? I have so many projects in mind that I would have to wait to see the fabric and let it tell me what to do with it. The fabric is what gives me
    inspiration.

  197. As another who was obsessed with Trading Spaces, it would be an honor to own some of Ty’s fabric. I’d probably make a variey of things starting with an apron to wear in my studio along with a tote bag. New collars for my dogs would also be neat . . . and the list goes on.

  198. Wow! These are beautiful!

    Let me see, I would make a bag for my knitting and another for my sewing. I would use mulitple colors.

    Also, I would use strips of fabric to make a window treatment. I would not line it because I would like it blowing in the breeze. I would then need to make a bed covering that is strips of fabrics that aren’t quilted but sewn by stitching-in-the-ditch to hold it together and add some texture.

  199. We are in the process of updating several rooms and am not yet sure of what will be done in some, so think probably I would make pillows, and possibly a small throw to snuggle under on a chilly night.

    judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  200. What would I make? I would have to wait to see the fabric and let it tell me what to do with it. I have so many projects that I want to do but the fabric is what gives me the inspiration.

  201. Stunning Fabrics! I love the spontaneity of how they develope, and what they are used for! I have a crazy friend, I have been stuggling to find something different and that stands out just for her. These fabrics get my design juices flowing..What would I do…I would wait to see what hits me, then run with it! I would love to get crazy with Ty’s fabrics!

  202. The fleece fabric in Ty’s patterns really strikes my fancy. I’d love to experience the flow if it. Maybe some simple jackets, long and flowing, or skirts?

  203. Wow!! I was a huge Trading Spaces Fan but this is way above that! I didn’t realize what a truly creative guy Ty is! The fabric line is fantastic. It is absolutly awsome that he made stamps to make the fabric. I can’t wait to make a fabulous quilt with it.

  204. The fleece fabric in Ty’s patterns really strikes my fancy. I’d love to experience the flow if it. Maybe some simple jackets, long and flowing, or skirts?

  205. The fleece fabric in Ty’s patterns really strikes my fancy. I’d love to experience the flow if it. Maybe some simple jackets, long and flowing, or skirts?

  206. We are just beginning to update several rooms and am not yet sure of what will be in some, so I think I would probably make pillows and perhaps a small throw to snuggle under on a chilly night.

    judi7597(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  207. Love Ty’s designs and fabrics! I would do one of two things with the fabrics, depending upon how much there is. One, I work as a Recreation Specialist in the inner city in Chattanooga, TN and just got approval to purchase sewing machines, notions, etc to start a sewing program. My neighborhood has high poverty and has a wide variety of ethinicities and languages. I hope the sewing program will help bridge the language and cultural gaps. Since I have very limited funds to purchase fabrics (consummables are harder to fund than “permanent” equipment such as sewing machines,) these fabrics will provide many people with a great opportunity to make something beautiful!!
    Or, I have a heart for the homeless. Most people don’t realize how quickly they can become homeless especially in this economy. I use donated fabrics to make quilts and totebags for the quilts and give them to the local homeless shelter. These fabrics would be wonderful to make a quilt for someone who has lost everything!
    Please let me help others with these fabrics!!

  208. I would use the fabrics to make art smocks for my little girls, and also a patio tablecloth/napkins set for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and I really appreciated his thoughts about having a studio!

  209. Wow as a Fan of Trading Spaces I didn’t realize how truly talented Ty was! Love his new fabric line. Love how he created it with stamps, in his backyard πŸ™‚ I think I will be making a new quilt soon. It is inspirational. I might even try my hand at making a stamp and creating my own fabric line! Gorgeous Stuff Ty, Thanks!

  210. I would make art smocks for my little girls. I would also make a tablecloth/napkins set for our patio, for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and really appreciate his thoughts on having a studio!

  211. I would make art smocks for my little girls.
    I would also make a tablecloth/napkins set for the patio, for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and really appreciated his thoughts on having a studio!

  212. I would make art smocks for my little girls.
    I would also make a tablecloth/napkins set for the patio, for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and really appreciated his thoughts on having a studio!

  213. I would make art smocks for my little girls.
    I would also make a tablecloth/napkins set for the patio, for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and really appreciated his thoughts on having a studio!

  214. I would make a wall hanging for my art room, a pillow, a little purse, a dog bed, a cat bed, a scarf, a funky rag doll, a mixed media piece of art. I would frame it, look at it, take a photo of it, post it on FB, look at it, kiss it.

  215. Surface design is such an individual thing. Ty’s work seems to speak so much to who he is as an artist, crafts-person. I’d love to know more about how he creates his stamps, the paint (ink) he uses. His use of color reminds me so much of Marimekko, fresh and bold. Any of his fabrics would brighten a space!

  216. I would make a crazy quilt to hang in the doorway between my sewing studio and the next room. Everyone would see Ty’s new fabrics and it would add a creative touch.

  217. Surface design is such an individual expression. Ty’s work is bold,fresh,crisp and relaxed at the same time which is how his personality comes across in his work. I would love to know more about his stamps and printing techniques. His work in some ways reminds me of Marimekko. Any space in my home would be happy to be renewed with some of these fabrics. Fun to create kind of a collage type quilt with them!

  218. I would make a crazy quilt to hang in the doorway between my sewing studio and the next room. Everyone would see Ty’s fabric design and would want his fabric for their own creations.

  219. Ty is a design genius! I love his work and would use the fabrics to make wall hangings that I am planning to finish this spring and summer. One of my sons is a military physician (psychiatrist) and will be deployed to care for our service members in a remote location. I am planning on making wall hangings to brighten his office space, bringing some cheer to the patients he will treat. These fabrics would be perfect for the art quilts I had in mind. Can you post a link to where the fabrics can be purchased ….. just in case I don’t win. πŸ™‚

    As always, a great article.

  220. I have been dyeing fabric, but haven’t tried stamping yet. That is the next step.
    If I win the fabric it will go as a prize for the Yellowstone Quilt Fest. I am in charge of Awards, and this would be a great one.

  221. I have been dyeing fabric, but haven’t tried stamping yet. That is the next step.
    If I win the fabric it will go as a prize for the Yellowstone Quilt Fest. I am in charge of Awards, and this would be a great one.

  222. I would make art smocks for my little girls.
    I would also make a tablecloth/napkins set for the patio, for summer.

    I’m just starting to put together a dedicated space for creative work, and really appreciated his thoughts on having a studio!

  223. Ty’s designs are bold, crisp playful and relaxed all at the same time.
    His use of color is very refreshing. His work seems to reflect his personality (at least the one we see), true to the maker.
    I think of Marimekko designs when I look at his work. I love how “clean” it is.
    It would be fun to make a collage type quilt with his fabrics or adorn a wall with a series of fabrics, treating the like art prints!

  224. What awesome fabric & I really enjoyed reading the interview. I’d love to make new cushions for my outdoor furniture & some new comfy pillows.
    Thanks for hosting.
    Lisa

  225. I love the idea of working with Ty’s fabrics. I think they would make great totes and purses and that would be only the first of many things I’d make.

  226. Ty’s fabrics are so inspiring, that I would probably either make pillows, cover an ottoman for an accent piece, or even think about incorporating it in to a quilt.

  227. Ty’s fabrics are so inspiring, that I would probably either make pillows, cover an ottoman for an accent piece, or even think about incorporating it in to a quilt.

  228. This month we are making little dresses for a christian orphanage in Haiti. If the fabrics are cotton I would be making cute little sun dresses for the girls. This is through my online craft group, all crafts for charity, AC4C on yahoo.

    Blessings,
    Janice

  229. I always liked Ty the best of all the carpenters on TS. I too have followed his show EHM. Absolutely love the makeovers for Heros and all the people who make this world a better place by the things they do for others. I could see myself using Ty’s fabrics in card making, scrapbooking and sewing for my home to name just a few. Thanks for the article on Ty!

  230. I always liked Ty the best of all the carpenters on TS. I too have followed his show EHM. Absolutely love the makeovers for Heros and all the people who make this world a better place by the things they do for others. I could see myself using Ty’s fabrics in card making, scrapbooking and sewing for my home to name just a few. Thanks for the article on Ty!

  231. What would I NOT make???? The prints are fabulous and I ADORE the color schemes! I would definitely make bags and probably pillows and perhaps frame some for my studio, make monogram art for my nieces bedrooms and soooo much more! The possibilities are endless!!!

  232. Oh, I love those! As I begin to explore the wonders of sewing, I am also learning a lot about myself, about what kind of clothing really makes me smile and about the things that I would truly want to make. I’d LOVE to turn Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo Espresso” into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!

  233. I would be making sun dresses for a christian orphanage in Haiti. My online charity group I belong to has a charity each month that we make and donate things to. AC4C = all crafts for charityi!

    Blessings,
    Janice

  234. I love the look of this fabric line by Ty Pennington. It would look great in a quilt, or maybe a handbag.

    (I hope I’m not showing repeated comments. I’ve tried four times, and keep getting error messages)

  235. Wonderful designs…I also work in my yard. I’m currently using silk with dyes and paints. I would love to make a new bag or do something with fiber arts. Great job Ty, keep it up.
    Kathie in CA

  236. I am in the process of a complete redo of our family room into a “mom cave” for quilting. My children informed me that they wanted to feel welcome in the cave too. I have given them one end of the room, moving in comfy chairs, a TV, their video game system and an antique “hired man’s” bed from other rooms of the house. The mom cave is now more like a family cave. Even though the entire room is not yet together, we use the space already. It is so good for my kids to see me being creative. With Ty’s fabrics I would recover their comfy chairs, make giant versatile floor cushions, matching curtains and a cover for the “hired man’s” day bed.

    Hazel

  237. wonderful fabric. I am currently working in my yard, working with silk, dyes and paints. I would love to make a new bag or something regarding fiber arts.
    Kathie in CA

  238. What would I not make??? I ADORE the patterns and color schemes! I have been drooling over them. I would make bags, pillows, perhaps some framed swatches for my studio, monogram art for my nieces, the list goes on!!! So many possibilities!

  239. I was imagining a great skirt or carpet bag. I can see that the fabric looks like it has some weight but some of my favorite clothing has had a unique drape.

  240. I was imagining a great skirt or carpet bag. I can see that the fabric looks like it has some weight but some of my favorite clothing has had a unique drape.

  241. What would I not make??? I ADORE the patterns and color schemes! I have been drooling over them. I would make bags, pillows, perhaps some framed swatches for my studio, monogram art for my nieces, the list goes on!!! The possibilities are endless!!!

  242. What would I not make??? I ADORE the patterns and color schemes! I have been drooling over them. I would make bags, pillows, perhaps some framed swatches for my studio, monogram art for my nieces, the list goes on!!! The possibilities are endless!!!

  243. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project runway and has taken up sewing as a hobby. She designs her own clothing (she doesn’t follow patterns made by others) and she often gets compliments on the clothes she has made. She really liked Mondo Guerra’s designs and LOVES mixing and matching bold prints. I often help her with the sewing part, since her strong point is designing, but sometimes needs help using the sewing machine. She recently took some sewing classes so her skill is improving. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and having fabric made by him would make her decade. Thanks for sharing this interview with him. It’s always interesting to read about the methods others use and their advice for less experienced designers

  244. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project Runway and has taken up designing and sewing clothes as a hobby. She recently took sewing classes so she could learn to use the sewing machine better. She designs all the clothes that she makes and often gets compliments when she wears them. Her favorite designer on the show was Mondo Guerra, and she loves mixing and matching bold prints. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and it would thrill her to no end to have fabric designed by him. Thanks for sharing this interview you had with Ty. I enjoy reading about designer’s methods and advice they have for less experienced designers.

  245. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project Runway and has taken up designing and sewing clothes as a hobby. She recently took sewing classes so she could learn to use the sewing machine better. She designs all the clothes that she makes and often gets compliments when she wears them. Her favorite designer on the show was Mondo Guerra, and she loves mixing and matching bold prints. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and it would thrill her to no end to have fabric designed by him. Thanks for sharing this interview you had with Ty. I enjoy reading about designer’s methods and advice they have for less experienced designers.

  246. Ty (and CANDICE and Vern and Genevieve) are all amazing to me. We don’t get HGTV at home so I immerse myself in creativity and tantiliziing ideas when somewhere with the capability. I am always thirsty for new ideas – they springboard me to create my own, unique designs.
    I am currently re-doing my bedroom and living spaces and I would use Ty’s fabrics and combine them for all sorts of soft accents – pillows, quilted wall hangings, dresser scarves, you name it. To be able to surround myself with that creative energy would be heaven.

  247. It looks like some of these patterns come in polyester fleece, which I am such a sucker for. I could see making a line of fashonable cozy pull-over tunics in these patterns. The cottons would make lovely accessories and stylish bags.

  248. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project Runway and has taken up designing and sewing clothes as a hobby. She recently took sewing classes so she could learn to use the sewing machine better. She designs all the clothes that she makes and often gets compliments when she wears them. Her favorite designer on the show was Mondo Guerra, and she loves mixing and matching bold prints. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and it would thrill her to no end to have fabric designed by him. Thanks for sharing this interview you had with Ty. I enjoy reading about designer’s methods and advice they have for less experienced designers.

  249. My brother is a photographer and I would give the fabric to him to use in his screen printing of his art. The perfect complement to his travel and abstract photos!! Beautiful fabric. (I might then talk him out of some of it for my art quilts and home decorating!) Win- win!

  250. Ty (and CANDICE and Vern and Grnevieve) are all amazing. We don’t get HGTV at home so I immerse myself in those creative energies whenever I am in a place that has capability.
    I would LOVE to have some of Ty’s fabrics. I am currently re-doing my bedroom and living spaces and would use it for all sorts of soft accents – pillows, quilted wall hangings, bed cloths, drreser scarves, etc. To be surrounded by that creative energy would be heaven to me.

  251. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project Runway and has taken up designing and sewing clothes as a hobby. She recently took sewing classes so she could learn to use the sewing machine better. She designs all the clothes that she makes and often gets compliments when she wears them. Her favorite designer on the show was Mondo Guerra, and she loves mixing and matching bold prints. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and it would thrill her to no end to have fabric designed by him. Thanks for sharing this interview you had with Ty. I enjoy reading about designer’s methods and advice they have for less experienced designers.

  252. I would give to my brother who is a photographer to use in his screen prints. The perfect complement to his travel and abstract photos. Beautiful fabric. (I might then talk him out of some of it for my art quits and home dec! Win-win!)

  253. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. Enjoyed seeing how he combines everything to produce his fabulous designs.

    I would love to make some purses, pillows, placemats, personal items to share with family and friends, they would love them.

  254. My little sister (15) was quite inspired by Project Runway and has taken up designing and sewing clothes as a hobby. She recently took sewing classes so she could learn to use the sewing machine better. She designs all the clothes that she makes and often gets compliments when she wears them. Her favorite designer on the show was Mondo Guerra, and she loves mixing and matching bold prints. She is also a HUGE fan of Ty, and it would thrill her to no end to have fabric designed by him. Thanks for sharing this interview you had with Ty. I enjoy reading about designer’s methods and advice they have for less experienced designers.

  255. Ty (and CANDICE and Vern and Genevieve) are all amazing. We don’t get HGTV at home so I immerse myself in those creative energies whenever I am in a place that has capability.
    I would LOVE to have some of Ty’s fabrics. I am currently re-doing my bedroom and living spaces and would use it for all sorts of soft accents – pillows, quilted wall hangings, bed cloths, drreser scarves, etc. If there was enough I would also make some totes I have designed for my creative tools.
    To be surrounded by that creative energy would be heaven to me.

  256. I would have to really look at all the fabrics Ty has created but I do believe I would make a story quilt with my 9 yr. old granddaughter. She is a beginning sewer and I want to teach her to tell a story with fabrics. Something for her to hang on a wall or cover her bed with and have a memory of us making it together.

  257. Ty (and CANDICE and Vern and Grnevieve) are all amazing. We don’t get HGTV at home so I immerse myself in those creative energies whenever I am in a place that has capability.
    I would LOVE to have some of Ty’s fabrics. I am currently re-doing my bedroom and living spaces and would use it for all sorts of soft accents – pillows, quilted wall hangings, bed cloths, drreser scarves, etc. If there was enough, I would also make some totes I have designed for carrying my creative tools.
    To be surrounded by that creative energy would be heaven to me.

  258. I would have to look at the fabrics Ty has created but I think I’d make a story quilt with my 9 year old granddaughter. She is a beginning sewer and I’d love to teach her to tell a story with fabric. And make a memory with me to cherish.

  259. Last year I bought a tent trailer and even though its new the fabric looks like it’s from the 70s….not in a good way. I would love some bright fun fabric to redo the cusions and curtains. Who wants to be depressed while camping and exploring! Ty has great ideas and knows how to have fun with color and design. That’s what I want to look at while I’m cooking up some eggs and bacon in the middle of the woods!

  260. It looks like some of these patterns are available in polyester fleece–which I am such a sucker for. I’d love to make a serries of cozy pull-over tunics in the fleece. And the cottons would make great bags and other accessories.

  261. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org).

  262. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org).

  263. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org).

  264. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org).

  265. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org).

  266. I’d like to make a story quilt from Ty’s fabrics with my 9 yr. old granddaughter. JUst a wall hanging that tells a story she would like to tell with fabrics. It would be a great memory for us to make together.

  267. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org). I love mixed-media quilting, so would incorporate any type of fabric.

  268. Last year I bought a pop up tent trailer and even though it’s new the fabric looks like it’s from the 70s…in a very bad way. Who wants to be depressed while camping? Ty isn’t afraid to have fun with color or design. I would love to recover the cushions, replace the curtains and make some fun pillows for it. I want to be surrounded by inspiration while cooking my eggs in the middle of woods!

    Thanks!

  269. I’ve always wanted to carve my own stamps – maybe now is the time! If I were the lucky winner, I would make Priority Quilts with Ty’s fabric for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (alzquilts.org). I love mixed-media quilting, so would incorporate any type of fabric.

  270. My daughter and I would like to make pillowcases with them for the children in the hospital. This is something we always wanted to do but were not able to afford to get started.

  271. My daughter and I would like to make pillowcases for people in the hospital and for our soldiers that are injured. We have been wanted to do this for a few months now but have not had the money to start. This would help us greatly!!

  272. Have watched Ty for years on tv. I’m very impressed and excited by the way he has grown from simply a carpenter to his status today as a designer and producer. If I won Ty’s fabric it would be used to create fabulous curtains and other decor for the new/old house my husband and I are currently renovating. Additionally, I have been a quilter for 30+ years. Ty’s fabric designs and patterns are exciting and innovative they inspire me to create new quilts. Some of which would be for myself and some to give away to the local women’s shelter. Keep up the good work Ty Pennington. You rock!!

  273. Hi, would love to make a quilt with Ty’s fabric. My mom and I want to make a quilt to keep as a family keepsake made by us. Ty is so talented, would LOVE to have his fabric.

  274. Have watched Ty grow over the years from a carpenter to a designer and producer. His designs are innovative and exciting. If I win his fabrics they would be used to create quilts and home decor for myself. As well as making items with my local quilt group to donate to a nearby women’s shelter. Keep up the good work Ty. You rock!!

  275. Absolutely fabulous!
    I would make a dress that would showcase several of the patterns and then I could share the great designs with others pointing them to the Ty collection.
    Leftover pieces would make great pillow or quilt pieces.
    Thank-you for the giveaway.
    t

  276. I would use Kimono Ice or Spice for a quilt border. I would like Moorish Charcoal as a fussy cut border or sashings. I can see using 1 repeat of Foliage Charcoal in a medallion quilt using trapunto. These would be my favorite picks. Of course, free fabric is always appreciated. Not knowing the color or pattern would then give me the challenge of using them in just the right way.

  277. I would like to use Kimono Ice or Spice in quilt borders. Moorish in Charcoal would be a great choice for a fussy cut boarder or sashing. One repeat of Foliage in Charcoal would be wonderful as a quilt’s center medallion and I would want to incorporate trapunto for added dimension. Of course, free fabric is always wonderful. Not knowing the color or pattern just adds to the fun.

  278. I would like to use Kimono Ice or Spice in quilt borders. Moorish in Charcoal would be a great choice for a fussy cut boarder or sashing. One repeat of Foliage in Charcoal would be wonderful as a quilt’s center medallion and I would want to incorporate trapunto for added dimension. Of course, free fabric is always wonderful. Not knowing the color or pattern just adds to the fun.

  279. Absolutely fabulous!
    I would make a dress combining several designs and then I could share the news of the Ty collection.
    Leftover pieces would be incorporated into a quilt or pillow covering.

    What I think is great about these designs and colors is that they can be feminine or masculine. The use of positive and negative space has a retro yet modern feel.
    I would like a to have a store in my area carry these
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    t

  280. These fabrics are looking great. I would probably use them for throw pillows or possible a new valance in the living area. They would definately give me some new inspiration for a badly needed living area makeover!

  281. I have been following Ty for a long time from Trading Spaces to Extreme Makeovers. I admire where he has come from and where he is now.
    I would love to have enough of some of his fabric to do this one wall in my bedroom. I was talking to a woman who had done a wall in her bathroom with fabric and it’s truly amazing. So yes, I would love a piece of his fabric. Very talented fellow, amazing ideas on fabric.

  282. I have been wanting to make one of Amy Butler’s ottomans–perhaps with bigger fabric pieces. Or a fun apron? Wouldn’t really know until I saw which fabric I won!!

  283. I have been wanting to make one of Amy Butler’s ottomans–perhaps with bigger fabric pieces. Or a fun apron? Wouldn’t really know until I saw which fabric I won!!

  284. These fabrics are looking great! I would probably use them for throw pillows or possibly a new valance in the living room. They would definately give me some much needed inspiration for a much needed room makeover!

  285. I would use Ty Pennington fabric to update my family room. It has been quite a few years and It is needed. I also have an ottomon that the puppy chewed a ripped the fabric that needs to be reupholstered. So I have walls, flooring, furniture, and fixtures that need to be revitalized. With no elementary children at home I can update in a more mature fashion. I cannot wait!

  286. I must say, I am quite impressed with Ty’s fabric line – It matches my home decor quite well! The colors are lovely…and the stamping designs give the fabric a rustic, yet modern feel – really nice! With this fabric, I would make a throw quilt and several new pillows for our living room – this gorgeous fabric would definitely give new life to the most used room in our home.

  287. OMG, I would definitly have to make something with the fabric that everyone would notice as soon as they walked into my home! Hard decesion but the project would probably end up being a wall quilt of some type, or runners etc…….
    Sure hope I win. And like you I miss Ty!

  288. OMG, I would definitly have to make something with the fabric that everyone would notice as soon as they walked into my home! Hard decesion but the project would probably end up being a wall quilt of some type, or runners etc…….
    Sure hope I win. And like you I miss Ty!

  289. OMG, I would definitly have to make something with the fabric that everyone would notice as soon as they walked into my home! Hard decesion but the project would probably end up being a wall quilt of some type, or runners etc…….
    Sure hope I win. And like you I miss Ty!

  290. I must say, I am quite impressed with Ty’s fabric line – it matches my home decor quite well. The stamping style gives this fabric line a rustic, yet modern feel – very nice! I would use this gorgeous fabric to make a throw quilt and several new pillow shams for our living room – the colors and style would definitely give new life to the most used room in our home.

  291. I work with a group of volunteers at a senior center and at a church, and we make comfort lap quilts for local hospice patients and patients undergoing cancer treatment. The fabric would be used by the volunteers at one or more of our quilting events where we get together and make these comfort quilts for donation to those people who are facing a time in their life where they could use an item that distracts them and brings them warmth and comfort. We back our lap quilts with flannel – soft to the touch for those undergoing cancer treatment, and warm for those hospice patients who are always cold.

    Our hospice coordinator tells us that many of the patients are placed in sterile white and gray environments, and the only color in their lives is the colorful quilts that we donate to them. These quilts are then cherished by family members as a momento of their loved ones. In cases where there are no family, the quilts are used by the former room mates, so they continue to bring comfort to those in their time of need.

    More details can be seen at http://powerofthequilt.blogspot.com.

  292. I must say, I am quite impressed with Ty’s fabric line – it matches my home decor quite well. The stamping style gives this fabric line a rustic, yet modern feel – very nice! I would use this stunning fabric to make a throw quilt and several new pillow shams for our living room – the colors and style would definitely give new life to the most used room in our home.

  293. My favorites are the Asian Floral and Lace patterns in Ice. I can see these bringing some much needed life into the a number of rooms, in the form of quilts and/or accent pillows.

  294. I must say, I am quite impressed with Ty’s fabric line – it matches my home decor quite well. The stamping style gives this fabric line a rustic, yet modern feel – very nice! I would use this stunning fabric to make a throw quilt and several new pillow shams for our living room – the colors and style would definitely give new life to the most used room in our home.

  295. Oh, I love those! As I begin to explore the wonders of sewing, I am also learning a lot about myself, about what kind of clothing really makes me smile and about the things that I would truly want to make. I’d LOVE to turn Ty’s “Foliage Chartreuse” or “Bamboo Espresso” into a cute little vintage-inspired dress!