Fabric Giveaway with Secret Garden Quilting

We live in exciting times when it comes to online shopping for fabrics – there seem to be new shops opening all the time. Setting up an online shop is an awful lot of hard work, and I always appreciate it when it has been done well. Secret Garden Quilting is a case in point.

Secret Garden Quilting logo

The shop is the lovely creation of Lucy Gurney (with some tech help from her husband). Lucy has always been a sewer, but became interested in patchwork and quilting when she was living in the United States during the 1990s (of course!). On her return to the UK, she enrolled in a sampler quilt course, and was hooked! Lucy’s goal is to open a quilt shop in her local area, but has started by taking her ‘pop-up’ shop to local quilt groups and village halls in the north Hertfordshire area and by opening her fab internet shop.

Lucy’s online shop is well organised, has a really great range of fabrics from Moda, Makower, Lecien, Robert Kaufman and more. I particularly like the good range of FQ bundles, that always offer at least a 10% discount over buying the fat quarters individually or fabrics by the metre. Postage charges are very fair too, which I always appreciate.

The good news is that Lucy is offering Very Berry readers the chance to win a gorgeous bundle of 9 FQs fromΒ Makower. The design of these cute and pretty fabrics is by Henley Studios and the collection is called Flo’s Garden:

giveaway with Secret Garden Quilting

Giveaway rules

  • The giveaway will run until midnight GMT on Thursday 13 March, and is open to anyone, anywhere.
  • For one chance of winning leave a comment on this blog post telling us what you would do with these pretty fabrics if you won.
  • For a second chance of winning, follow Secret Garden Quilting on Facebook and leave a second comment on this blog post telling us you have done so.
  • The prize includes UK postage. If the winner is based outside the UK they will pay any extra postage charge.
  • I will announce the winner on Friday, and will let the winner know by email. If I don’t hear back from the winner within 48 hours I will draw another winner.

Good luck!Β 

172 thoughts on “Fabric Giveaway with Secret Garden Quilting

  1. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Would love to make bags and purses for the girls.
    Can’t wait…
    Don’t have FB page. Orry.

  2. With these most lovely materials, I would make a babyquilt for the newborn Lily.
    Cannot follow you on FB, am not connected.

  3. I’ve been itching to make a triangle quilt for ages and those fabrics look just perfect for the job. Thanks for the chance!

  4. I have been contemplating hand-sewing a hexy-quilt (as I have nowhere to put my sewing machine… and very little skill at using it) but I don’t have enough pretty fabrics to get it going. These would give me a lot to get going with, and a kick up the bum to get it started!

  5. Those fabrics look awesome! If I was lucky enough to win, I would make a picnic quilt for my son and hs fiancΓ© who are getting married in August.

  6. beautiful fabrics. i would use them for a quilt..but it would be quilting with my 11 year old daughter. she has fallen in love with fabric like her mum. already excelling in her sewing class at school.and wants to make a quilt with a difficult pattern rather than just squares. x

  7. i love quilts – i’d make them all day every day if i could so thats what i would make. If i was feeling generous I’d let my 12 year old have some because she struggled a bit with her first term of textile classes at secondary school which is shameful considering the amount of time i spend at the sewing machine!

  8. If I was lucky enough to win these pretty fabrics I think I’d make a Springtime wreath for my front door, with little Suffolk Puffs of different sizes and a nice big bow at the bottom of the wreath.
    Susan Middleton

  9. With a generous bundle like that, I would put some into purses, some into cushions and make a few quilt blocks to incorporate into a quilt for my niece.

  10. Congratulations for opening an online shop! That fabric bundle is absolutely gorgeous and would make a hexie quilt for a baby. Thanks so much for such a great chance to win it! Pati x

  11. I would love to win these, but I’ll be honest I wouldn’t waste these gorgeous fabrics on my own pitiful sewing skills. I would give them to my mum who has amazing quilting skills and if I’m lucky I’d get myself a lovely quilt πŸ™‚

  12. Ooh I bought my mum a quilting book once (the title escapes me…) but it made a really simple quilt just using fat quarters! These would look beautiful! I’d definitely make that!

  13. I have my sisters wedding looming ahead of me in July so of course I have to make her a quilt which she has always dreamed of having. Not sure what style but def need to let the patterns shine through πŸ™‚

  14. Hi, oh dear, so much inspiration, so little ability! I would love to make some little sewing boxes for bits & bobs, using a sewing weaving technique I’ve seen, but sadly too incompetent for that, so I’d make some lovely birdy bunting for spring! πŸ™‚

  15. What a gorgeous giveaway! I would make new cushions for my daughter’s bedroom, she would love the little mushrooms and birds πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks for a lovely giveaway and also for introducing me to a new fabric shop. i would make some cushions and bags with this fabric.

  17. What lovely fabrics! I’m planning a wall hanging for our newly decorated hall on a house and garden theme and these fabrics would be fab for that.

  18. With summer around the corner I would make a picinic blanket as the patterns just make you want to smile and have fun filled days.

  19. I would have a go at making my first patchwork/quilting project as it’s something I’ve always wanted to try but not got around to doing so as of yet. It’s a lovely giveaway.

  20. The colours are a perfect match to the colour scheme of my son’s wedding later this year, so i would make them some bunting to decorate the venue. Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway!

  21. What gorgeous fabrics! Lovely website too. I would be tempted to make pretty cushions to go in my newly decorated duck egg blue lounge. Bunting for my garden hideaway would also be good. Thanks for the chance to participate in this giveaway.

  22. This would be my first foray into quilting beyond simple cushions. I have always dreamt of making a quilt to start off my daughter’s ‘bottom drawer’. An old fashioned but lovely tradition.

  23. I’ve bought the centre panel of the secret garden quilt set already and was putting aside some cash to buy some more of the fabric to complete the look of the quilt – I was going to add appliquΓ© birds and hearts round the edge in some favourite scraps of fabric!
    This is to make my daughter a big girls quilt for a single bed and to replace the slightly tatty, much loved hungry caterpillar one I made when she was a bump

  24. Reblogged this on HandmadebyClaireBear and commented:
    Lovely fabric giveaway. No-one is allowed to copy my comment, which for those not wanting to scroll all the way down is here :
    Well knowing me, I’d unpack the pretty fabrics and leave them on my kitchen table for a week just so I could pet them and stroke them and tell them how pretty they are. Then, after narrowly saving them from a weekend-fried-breakfast-disaster, they would go in my back room with lots of other pretty fabrics to keep them company until I finish my undergraduate diploma and made them into a quilt for when I move into a new flat with my fiance (I made him wait 6 years while my teenaged kids grew up and left home before I would start planning to live with him, so I probably owe him some pretty made-specially-for-our-place stuff). Then I would keep the scraps for ages until I found some time to make little stuff for the aformentioned kids for their first-place-on-their-own-after-graduation.

    I know what I’m like!
    ClaireBear

  25. Well knowing me, I’d unpack the pretty fabrics and leave them on my kitchen table for a week just so I could pet them and stroke them and tell them how pretty they are. Then, after narrowly saving them from a weekend-fried-breakfast-disaster, they would go in my back room with lots of other pretty fabrics to keep them company until I finish my undergraduate diploma and made them into a quilt for when I move into a new flat with my fiance (I made him wait 6 years while my teenaged kids grew up and left home before I would start planning to live with him, so I probably owe him some pretty made-specially-for-our-place stuff). Then I would keep the scraps for ages until I found some time to make little stuff for the aformentioned kids for their first-place-on-their-own-after-graduation.

  26. I would make a dress with an apron for a rag doll. I started seeing just last week purchasing my sewing machine on Friday, so these fabrics would certainly help me in my way and so beautiful ☺️ X

  27. I have used Lucy’s online shop several times and love her growing selection of fabrics and super quick service. So although I don’t do facebook, I do ‘like’ the secret garden – does this count! The fabric is very pretty, and would probably make a delicious table runner, I think. Thanks to you both!

  28. I would ‘Flo’ the Garden into my conservatory and make some lovely cushions and a lap quilt for my cat, we both love to sit in the garden listening to the birds enjoying the sun, and when the weather isn’t good we will both feel that sunshine, flowers and birds around us with these lovely fabrics even indoors.

  29. What wouldn’t i do with all that scrummy fabric lol. My daughter is just getting into sewing so we would have a ball making some wonderful items πŸ™‚ x

  30. I would make some bunting for my daughter’s new bedroom and the rest would be added to my quilt.

  31. I have liked Secret Garden Quilting’s FB page – twice actuallly, once as me and once as my business page (worth a like or two even wthout a giveaway!)

  32. I would make bags & purses with the gorgeous fabric. Any small bits left over would be used in my EPP project. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. I am getting married in August, so I’d use these pretty fabrics to decorate our marquee – table runners, bunting, mason jar coverings!! So many possibilities.
    Claire πŸ™‚ x

  34. The colours would suit my mum’s bedroom perfectly and would make a lovely colourful quilt :-). Am also following on FB and met Lucy last week – lovely lady and bought some gorgeous fabric from her. Fingers crossed!

  35. I would make lots of pretty things, the options are endless !
    Following Secret Garden Quilting πŸ˜ƒ

  36. Am far too overwhelmed with excitement over having a quilt shop just up the road to think of anything specific right now! So, I’ll just say a quilt…

  37. I think this would make a lovely summer quilt for sitting out in the garden. I have a rocking chair that I spend a lot of time sitting in, but it needs a quilt to make it comfortable! Thanks for the chance to win

  38. I would make some owls with these lovely fabrics filling them with the dried lavender from my friend Pauline’s garden which she kindly gave me.

    1. I would make a beautiful quilt for my 4 year old daughter’s dollies πŸ˜‰ x

      P.S. I especially love the mushroom one!

  39. Oh my word what a super giveaway and a fab new online fabric shop, brilliant. I would definitely make some gorgeous purses, gadget covers, glasses cases and phone covers to stock my folksy shop. I would soooooo love to win.

    I have also liked Secret Garden Quilting on FB too. My fingers are well and truly crossed.

    Thanks for the chance to enter Ali.

    Jane x

  40. Oh what lovely fabrivs. It would have to be a little girl’s quilt I’d make with it!

  41. Oooooo far too many ideas come to mind. I’ve been trying my hand at dolls clothes, Blythe and pullip styles. Although I think I would try a decoupage attempt with the fabric. I’ve tried paper before but I’d try on a pair of heels. I also customise My Little Ponies and I’d try my hand at decoupage on one.
    I’ve already liked Secret Garden Quilting on Facebook. πŸ™‚

  42. I would add this lovely fabric to my pre-loved collection for my next quilt project which might just be a cosy dog bed!!!

  43. The fabrics are so pretty and my favourite colours too.
    I would make a bag to carry my cutting mat and quilt bits to class. X

  44. I have just started quilting and am making a quilt for each of my three kids, I am totally addicted! These fabrics look gorgeous and would boost my fabric stash beyond measure.

  45. I’d love to win the stash! Since the birth of my daughter I’m so enthusiastic to start sewing, and know I’llbe hooked. I have so many things I want to make for her ; dresses, playsuits, soft furnishing for her room.

    A quilt for her when moves into a bed from cot with co-ordinating curtains are the first items I’m going to tackle.

    I’m breeding a fabric stash already, so I’m already addicted to fabric, textures, patterns and finishes!

    I’ve liked the FB page, looking forward for more inspiration 😊

  46. I was in the new and only fabric shop in my town today and found out there is a quilting workshop running in May. I want to learn how to quilt so if I win I will save the fabric for the workshop yipee!

  47. Amazing! I love Makower fabrics πŸ™‚ I am currently doing a spring stitching project (a large blanket) and these fabrics would go so well!

  48. I would be tempted to make a beautiful quilt plus a bag or two. Such a great prize and blog which I love to read.

  49. What lovely fabrics. I would either make something for a little girl with those – perhaps a matching outfit for her and her doll – or I would make a throw quit for myself.

  50. I would definitely try my hand at fmq. All this staright line quilting that I’ve been doing is getting a little bit boring. Thank you.

  51. Hmm, an EPP quilt for my little niece. I think I would be trying to design mushrooms using hexagons with the mushroom, birds, butterflies and flowers patterns on a random background of the other fabrics (I can also sense that I would be buying more!). I think tonight may be spent with graph paper

  52. Lovely fabrics! I would love to win these and with them I’d make a runner for under a sewing machine, with integrated pincushion and co-ordinating thread catcher!

  53. That is very pretty fabric. I would make a bedspread for my husbands god daughter Lucy, who is moving out of her cot and into her own bed.

  54. I would love to make a quilt for my eldest daughter, who’s name happens to be Florence! Perfect!

  55. I would most definitely make a quilt with that gorgeous fabric, I can already see it in my minds eye. Definitely popping over to Secret Garden Quilting for a nose, Thanks for the chance to win. Love the blog x

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