River Fabrics Giveaway

This giveaway is now over!

I’m really pleased to be working with River Fabrics to bring you this gorgeous Christmassy giveaway – a layer cake (that’s 42 10″ squares – worth £24.50!) of the Flurry collection by the wonderful Kate Spain. Here’s a little glimpse of what you’ll receive if you’re the lucky winner:

Flurry Layer Cake by Kate Spain - giveaway from River Fabrics
Flurry Layer Cake by Kate Spain - giveaway from River Fabrics

Wouldn’t this really get your Christmas crafting off to a fabulous start!

River Fabrics was founded and is run by Janette, and the shop is based in Holywood, County Down, in Northern Ireland. There’s no need to worry though – postage rates are very competitive and, if you’re based in the Republic of Ireland you’ll find that charges are cheaper than from UK mainland shops.

Buoyancy Butterberry by Anna Maria Horner available at River Fabrics
Buoyancy Butterberry by Anna Maria Horner available at River Fabrics

The focus at River Fabrics is mostly on contemporary (for example they currently have a large selection of fabrics from the Loulouthi, Soul Blossoms and England Swings collections) but they also have some more traditional lines.

Aurifil threads in lots of colours, available from River Fabrics
Aurifil threads in lots of colours, available from River Fabrics

If you are after Kona solids then you are onto a winner – they currently have over 100 in stock.  They have a nice selection of precuts too – and if that’s not enough – they now stock quilting thread of the moment – Aurifil.

Janette tells me that fabric ranges due in this autumn include Ruby by Bonnie & Camille and Northcote by Cabbages and Roses for Moda (links to swatch pdf).


The Rules

To be in with a chance of winning this gorgeous layer cake then all you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog – if you like, you can tell us about your Christmas crafting plans (no pressure!). If you’d like an extra entries then you can:

1) sign up to the River Fabrics Newsletter

2) become a liker of River Fabrics on Facebook

but you need to leave 2 extra comments to let us know you’ve done this please.

If you are a ‘no reply’ or ‘anonymous’ comment-leaver then I’m afraid your entry will not be included in the draw – it’s just so difficult to track down winners when I don’t have an email address – I do apologise for that (you could always include your email address in your comment if you want to make certain).

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere.

The giveaway will close at midnight on Sunday 9th October (my time!) and the winner will be announced on Monday 10th October – lots of luck to you!


This giveaway is now over!

268 thoughts on “River Fabrics Giveaway

  1. I LOVE this site! At the mo, I am making advent calendars for my friends’ kids. With my kids, they have a tasty treat, a part of the Christmas story, and a special Christmas job every day – making Christmas shortbread, watching a Christmas movie, go to a carol concert or read a Christmas story book. They love our tradition and I love passing it on!

  2. please enter me too – this is my first time at one of these so hope I do it right. I’d like to experiment with contemporary fabrics, I’m a traditional country/folk art person usually.

  3. Hello I’ve signed up for the newsletter, fingers crossed for the fab layer cake.
    I’m making 2 patchwork cussions as pressies this year and not sure what else yet, will have to see what happens.

  4. Fab giveaway, I’m in the process of making for a handmade Christmas this year. Have cut, 4 aprons, a sewing machine mat and kindle cover so far. Next are some hanging heart decs and Christmas stocking bunting to hand on the fireplace. I love Christmas, enjoying combing my love of sewing with it.

  5. My list is: Table runner for a friend, Quilt for my grandson, amas table runner for my self, advent calander for daughter, 9 patch quilt out of charm pk (mini ironing broad mat for ironing small projects as you go) pin cushion, needle wallet, christmas lavender bags. tea cozy. mixer cover. poth covers. When I have done all that. I want to make myself a shabbychic bag out of the Tanya Whelon fabric that I brought from river fabrics in the summer.

    I already subscripe to River Fabric news letters

  6. I’d love to make a Christmas stocking. I’m new to sewing so something easy?
    Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

  7. I signed up to receive the newsletter for River Fabrics.

    Thanks for a chance to win.


  8. What beautiful fabric!! I’m hoping to get a tree skirt made this year.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win


  9. I’ve just finished a christmas quilt for my son so my daughter wants one next lol. have a few knitting wips to finish as lots of new babies due in or around the christmas season.

  10. I am currently trying to sew up the remaining holiday gifts so I am not so stressed nearer Christmas.

  11. Hi Ali,
    All signed up for the river fabrics newsletter – would be absolutely over the moon to win some of their gorgeous fabric, as I plan to do some christmas bunting and also some fabric wreaths to perhaps sell at our local church’s xmas fair.

  12. The fabric is beautiful and would be perfect for the Christmas Tree Skirt I am hoping to start working on soon!

  13. What a fantastic giveaway!
    Im signed up for river fabrics newsletter and im a fan on facebook.

    Im thinking about all the lovely christmas ideas now.

  14. After making Christmas ornaments with my two girls (3 and 7yrs) I plan on quilting my first table runner followed by finally sewing my black cherry bag that’s been on the backburner for AGES!

  15. I have a couple of charm squares packs sitting here that I hope will be a Christmas quilt before Christmas comes, but we’ll see…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. My plan is to make at least 1 handmade gift for everyone. I have a small family so I won’t need to make a ton of things only like 5. I’m going to make a few pouches and maybe some wallets and maybe a mug rug.

  17. i’m already subscribed to the River Fabrics newsletter.

    I want to make “Happy Christmas” bunting as gifts for friends and family this year.

  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m quite determined to handmake most of my Christmas gifts this year, be it quilts, placemats, mug rugs,etc.

  19. Christmas sewing planned includes a couple of bags for presents, a couple of table runners & placemats with a chrissy theme, as well as a couple of chrisssy theme decorations to add to my stash of decorations I like to add to each year, looking forward to the fun.

  20. Christmas sewing plans are a plenty in this house, well things to make for Christmas fairs anyway. Would love some Christmassy fabric to help me on my way!
    thanks for the chance to win

  21. Hi Ali, lovely giveaway. Thank you to you and River Fabrics!
    I’m in the progress of making one stocking (as part of the Pings & Needles Scrap Bag challenge..is it Ok to put a link in?..I see other folks have linked to websites and as you are taking part too I will risk it…http://www.pingsandneedles.com/2011/08/winners-japanese-scrap-bag-giveaway.html) and if that comes off plan to make some more for my new son and nieces and nephew. I’m really excited about the Ruby fabric you linked too as that’s my daughter’s name, the perfect excuse to make my first quilt I think! eilidhrobertson@uwclub.net

  22. I would love to win this gorgeous fabric! ,wouldn’t we all ;), projects lined up so far include a stocking for my baby boy’s first Christmas and christmas bunting for my little girl’s bedroom. Determined to start sewing earlier this year and not leave it until, the day before Christmas Eve.

  23. cool giveaway! christmas crafting- well im knitting up some things to giveaway for christmas so far i havent started anything (scary!!) thanks for the giveaway!

  24. fingers crossed I win the Kate Spain layer cake, perfect for making some personalised gift tags for my special freinds :0)

  25. already a RF liker! but didn’t realise they had a news letter so signed up to that too. Just received my latest order from RF today ;0) Joel Dewbwerry, Modern Meadows for some stylish handbags to sell nearer Christmas

  26. These materials are gorgeous. I would love to use them to make some little quilted dishes to put by everyones plate on Christmas Day.

  27. Ah, a little “cake” for my holidays would be super. Holiday crafting plans for me include some knitting, some quilting, some cyber-scrapbooking (creating photo books), and of course lots of home decorating!

  28. I’d love to win this gorgeous layer cake – for Xmas I’m planning to make a selection of handbags for my female family & friends, so these fabrics would come in very handy…

  29. Hello!! I love anything Kate Spain. Have already finished a Christmas wall hanging using 12 Days of Christmas. I am making a Christmas present for my BFF but can’t tell you what because she may just read this!!! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  30. I’d really love to be considered for the River Fabrics Flurry Layer Cake Giveway. These fabrics would be just perfect for the variety of Christmas ornaments I have planned. I am crossing my fingers!

  31. I’d really love to be considered for the River Fabrics Flurry Layer Cake Giveway. These fabrics would be just perfect for the variety of Christmas ornaments I have planned. I am crossing my fingers!
    Marielise (I am a River Fabrics Newsletter subscriber)

  32. I receive the River Fabrics newsletter. Since it’s now October I better start thinking about Christmas crafting and get started! Thanks for a chance.

  33. I am planning to make cushion gifts for Christmas and a special custom made quilt for my hubby (if it works out). I also have an advent calendar to stitch up and that’ll be enough to be feeling festive without sinking under the pressure!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  34. I’m planning on joining in with sew sweetness’s 12 days of Christmas sampler quiltalong which this would be perfect for! I’m also making all of my Christmas presents this year, wish me luck!

  35. I have begun a manic pre-Christmas crafting regime. I am currently making a patchwork blanket for a friend’s baby who is due on December 1st (what a start to advent!) from River Fabrics swatches which I bought last year. Once that is complete, I am hoping to find some pretty Christmas fabrics to make some Christmas tree decorations, and some strings of Christmas buntings as gifts for friends and family. It’s at times like these I wish I had a sewing machine!

    I haven’t been much of a crafter until last yea after my son was born, so hopefully my projects will turn out alright.

  36. I’m sorry to say I have no plans for Christmas crafting. I was hoping to make a tree ornament for everyone but all it is at the moment is a random thought. Although I’m sure if I won this lovely package my creativity would get a welcome boost 🙂
    Teresa x

  37. I have just discovered Aurifil threads and love them !
    As for Christmas I have about three different projects started and loads more in my mind for all the great fabrics released this year !

  38. As for christmas crafting, I’m mainly a cardcrafter at the moment but looking to expand into many other fields so thank you for giving me this opportunity!

  39. very new to quilting, would love to make a Christmas lap quilt with this fabric for my Grandaughter Molly.

  40. I started on Christmas crafting whilst on a holiday last week and now I’m going to be making fabrics bowls to put smellies in which can be sold at my grandchildren’s school Christmas Fayre

  41. I’d like to make some Christmas tree decorations. Also I’m planning some Christmas place settings and a table runner.

  42. I don’t have any Christmas crafting plans at the moment because I am busy sewing up some baby stuff for my baby on the way 🙂

  43. What a lush layer cake ….. gorgeous fabrics & colours. I’m busy making vintage style Christmas stockings at the moment … thanks for the chance of entering.

  44. I’m desperately trying to get my Christmas presents done before December so I can get down to some Christmas sewing for me and my house, I didn’t get a chance last year as I was still making presents on christmas eve!

  45. I would love to make a set of placemats for Christmas, I have had the pattern for about 4 years now and always run out of time. I am determined this will be the year they make it on to my table.

  46. For my Christmas crafts, I plan on making some (lots of) gifts as well as a stocking for a foster child and an advent calendar for my nephew.

  47. and i found the giveaway via the newsletter (although i’m sure i’d have seen it anyway from your facebook or twitter.)

  48. I receive the newsletter and am so glad for a great shop here in County Down! This would make a lovely table runner/placemat/napkin set! Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

  49. Hello,
    What a lovely prize, it makes my mouth water thinking what I could do with all that wonderful fabric. At the moment I am making tiny fabric christmas trees to hang on the real thing. Love the website.
    Barbie x

  50. Have been subscribed to the river fabric newsletter for a few weeks and saving my pennies for the next order! Love the blog too.

  51. Christmas…..mmmm…hopefully I’ll get around to making some bags and pretty little pouches – or if I just cut them out and put them in a jar to give a “kit” as a gift – then my friends can enjoy some sewing too!

  52. Have already started my Christmas makes. Everyone wants an advent calendar – so they have to be finished by 1st December!

  53. I already subscribe to River Fabrics newsletter. Flurry is my favorite Christmas line this year. That Buoyancy Butterfly is awesome!

  54. I would love to make quilts for my boys for Christmas… but think it’s going to just be new pj’s for them & some shopping bags for some others as time doesn’t allow me to make anything big right now. I would love to make a seasonal quilt too with these gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  55. I’m already signed up for newsletter, thats how I found out about giveaway. Come to think of it I do need to start my christmas quilts and this fabric would be a good start. Fabric is just Awesome!!!!

  56. Love any fabric by Kate Spain. My Christmas projects are not in the planning stages yet. I’m quite last minute but I always make things for people, aprons, doll clothes, placemats, hot pads. bags and quilts. I may make a few composition book covers.

  57. What a generous giveaway!

    I am planning on making Christmas stockings (check out the Stockings for kids drive I am running over at PurplePandaQuilts.blogspot.com) and also I need a new tree skirt. So hopefully I’ll tackle that as well. =)

  58. It’s a beautiful fabric. Would like to make a table runner as I’ve never made one, if I can fit it in my long to-do list for the holidays. For the kids I want to make softies for the little ones and pencil cases or pencil rolls for the older ones, and if I have the time I’d also like to make some bags for my friends. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  59. I’m planning to make some christmas stockings for the school fair in November. Oh when am I going to find the time!!

  60. For Christmas, I’ve made a bag for a gift exchange game, I have some fabric on its’ way to me for a quilt for one of my sisters, and I’d still like to make a table topper for my Mom. THANKS for the chance at these beautiful fabrics!

  61. Ooh yes please! Planning on making fabric chains this year in the hope of avoiding the perpetual sticking-back-up of last year’s paperchains!

  62. What a great giveaway, thank you! River Fabrics have a great selection dont they 🙂 I’d love to win this though, I’ve got a couple of Christmas Table Runners to make and no christmas fabric in stash at all!

  63. Could you enter me please, would love the chance to win, i’ve made a start on my Christmas crafting this week….tried a bit of wire and beaded knitting, have some stockings to make and trre decorations so fabric would be very useful x

  64. I had so many plans for Christmas crafting but alas, they’re still just plans! I can’t believe we’re in October already. I’m hoping to at least make a couple of bags for gifts even if the craft stall doesn’t materialise!
    I think I’d definitely be inspired to make some Stockings and a table runner if I won the gorgeous Flurry layer cake 🙂 Thanks for the chance.

    1. I am busy making a fabric advent calender totally my own design with contemporary Christmas fabrics. The fabrics in the layer cake looks so interesting and have lots of ideas so please enter me for the draw, i have also signed up for their newsletter and my next stop will be to have a proper look at their fabrics.



  65. I registered and liked River Fabrics. the bundle is gorgeous and would be perfect for the table runners I have in mind…. Please enter me into the draw.

  66. oih la la its going to be a merry christmas i am loving the fabric layer cake for our table decorations !
    please enter me in the draw 😉

    good luck every one !

  67. I love Kate Spain’s fabrics! (Terrain looks another ‘must have’ too!)
    I haven’t started any sewing for Christmas yet but I intend to soon!

  68. I love Kate Spain’s fabrics! (Terrain looks another ‘must have’ too!)
    I haven’t started any sewing for Christmas yet but I intend too soon!

  69. I have a hankering to make (no doubt rather inexpert) Christmas bunting with my children and I’d love to win this.

  70. These Christmas fabrics are gorgeous. Christmas is the perfect time to ramp up my crafting (if I can possible fit any more hours in a day!) and these fabrics are so inspiring!

  71. What a lovely array of christmas fabrics – I am making some stocking garlands on ric rac braiding for Christmas and attending a craft fair on the 20th November in Nottinghamshire

  72. Oooh River fabrics are now stocking aurifil – think I need to go check that out as I’m yet to try this thread! I’ve absolutely no idea what I’ll be making using Christmas fabric this year. I’m yet to have inspiration strike. Although as I plan on making most of my pressies I’m sure some could use some Christmas fabric!

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