$35 Custom Fabric Giveaway with My Fabric Designs!


Earlier today I posted a tutorial for my Easy Tote using a half yard of my custom designed fabric from My Fabric Designs. While my other post focused more on the tote bag tutorial, I wanted to give more of my impressions of My Fabric Designs in this post.I chose to design my own fabrics.


Before I got started designing, I ordered the Color Matrix, Color Guide, and Swatch Book so I could see and feel the different fabrics and see the how each color prints. Those tools were all well produced and helpful to have.

MFD Tools


I found the whole website easy to use and navigate. For my designs I began by creating a repeating pattern that I transferred to a wood block. I carved the pattern, printed it, then scanned that image into Adobe Illustrator. I used Illustrator to digitized the pattern and change the colors. Then I created a jpg file for each of the 2 fabric designs.



Once I had my two jpgs ready to go I uploaded them to the My Fabric Designs website. These two patterns use the same woodcut shows above but I chose different repeat options when I set up the pattern in the My Fabric Designs website so they look much different. You can also adjust the scale of your design within My Fabric Designs.The preview feature was great and it showed exactly what a swatch or several yards of fabric would look like. There are 26 fabric types to choose from cotton, jersey knit, crepe de chine, canvas, french terry and more!



Once I had my designs ready to go, I hit order and waited for my fabric to arrive. The fabric itself feels beautiful and came out exactly as I had hoped. The color and scale were both just as I had previewed. In my final fabrics the colors look saturated and the image is crisp and clear. Because I started with a bit of a distressed design it was hard to tell if the fabric faded with washing at all, so I’ll have to test that again with a darker fabric in the future. Below you can see both of my fabrics after washing along with a small preview of what it looked like on screen before ordering.

Here’s the taupe fabric with the “mirror” repeat option:


And the orange fabric with the “default” repeat option:



Now you have the chance to win some fabric for yourself! Just comment below with your favorite fabric color and I’ll use random.org to pick a winner for a $35 credit to My Fabric Designs. Contest closes Saturday, April 16th at 11:59pm, EST.

Giveaway closed. Congrats to the winner, #90, Joy M!

I was provided with this fabric for free from My Fabric Designs, but as always, all opinions are honest and are my own.


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  103 comments for “$35 Custom Fabric Giveaway with My Fabric Designs!

  1. Tonia Jeffery
    April 11, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Since I have two girls, I use a lot of purple and pink, but I like blue and grey too.

  2. Samantha Garrett
    April 11, 2016 at 9:52 am

    My favorite fabric color is purple.

  3. Clara Loonstra
    April 11, 2016 at 10:02 am

    My favourite fabric colour is blue.

  4. Heidi
    April 11, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I love a good black and white!

  5. April 11, 2016 at 10:45 am

    how fun! I love blue – all shades.

  6. April 11, 2016 at 11:26 am

    How dues compare to spoonflower? I feel like theirs fades as well?

    Anyhow pink fav color.

  7. AngieSue
    April 11, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I’m buying a lot of purple fabric right now — can’t wait to use it!

  8. STH
    April 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    It’s spring, so I’m currently crazy for green fabric.

  9. Amy
    April 11, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Oranges for sure, bright and happy!

  10. MElanie C
    April 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I love pinks!

  11. April 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm


  12. Barbara Catton
    April 11, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Purple of .course! But love all vibrant colors

  13. Heather
    April 11, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I like gray fabric. Great for blending.

  14. Noor
    April 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    My favorite color is green ( is this contest open worldwide?)

  15. Lynn St. Andrews
    April 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love purple😊💜

  16. Krista
    April 11, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I like blues and corals.

  17. Lisa
    April 11, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite colors of fabric are blues and teals! Thanks!

  18. Margarita
    April 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    I love the orange!
    Margarita T

  19. Nancy Wilcox
    April 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I’m into blue-greens.

  20. Liz
    April 11, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Black and white all the way!

  21. Linda thompson
    April 11, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Ah, has to be lime green, or a bright lemony yellow!

  22. Jayne Baldwin
    April 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I am into either red or black …..hard to decide unless I saw it and fell in love 😉

  23. Carolyn Beck
    April 11, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    My favorite color is cobalt blue, but now that I will be a grandmother to a girl, I am thinking more pink or lavender. :)

  24. Trudi
    April 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Blues (for my daughter) and teals (for me)!

  25. Sue Johnston
    April 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Hmm favorite color?? Is it blue or red or oh yes, GREEN!

  26. Louise
    April 11, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I lover bright colors.

  27. Fiona
    April 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Cant decide between black and orange

  28. April 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I love all shades of blue. thank you for a chance.

  29. Dee
    April 11, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Turquoise would be wonderful. Thank you

  30. Christy Hunter
    April 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Lime and orange are my faves. Been making bags with blue and green lately for my daughter. Really, I love all colors! =)

  31. Amy
    April 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Purple, purple, purple!!! :^)

  32. Maria
    April 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I like red, but lately have been loving grays.

  33. Rosanna
    April 11, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I like blue and grays.

  34. Rose E
    April 11, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Green – any shade !

  35. barbara woods
    April 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    i love red and white, so crisp

  36. Allison C
    April 11, 2016 at 8:40 pm


  37. April 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    My favorite color is a deep purple, so I always love fabrics in this color!

  38. April 11, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for showing us the design process. My favorite colors to use are earth tone colors: Brown, mustard, etc.

  39. Mary greenhouse
    April 11, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I am into blues and teals. I think of ocean tides when working with those two colors. Very restful.

  40. Melissa Irvin
    April 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    The taupe in a default configuration would be my pick. Something low volume/neutral.

  41. Teena
    April 12, 2016 at 1:27 am


  42. Katy M
    April 12, 2016 at 2:38 am

    I love navy blue :)

  43. Elke Malsom
    April 12, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Grey / monochrome – I’d love some fabulous blend fabric! Thank you.

  44. Lisa Marie
    April 12, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Aqua is my current favorite.

  45. April 12, 2016 at 6:59 am

    This is great! I’ve used spoonflower but had not heard of this company yet! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway… Favorite color of late is magenta 😊

  46. pat
    April 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Black and White

  47. Cheryl M.
    April 12, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Greens and yellows are my favorites. Thanks for the opportunity to try my hand design my own fabric!

  48. Patti Schafer
    April 12, 2016 at 8:47 am

    My favorite colors are violet, green and navy. Love that combo. Thanks for the intro to this company

  49. rrjane011749
    April 12, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Love me some purple!

  50. Sherry VF
    April 12, 2016 at 10:06 am

    I love anything in the red tones (wine, burgundy, red, brick, cranberry, rust, orange-red, etc.) sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  51. Nicole Moore
    April 12, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Love teals or Aqua

  52. April 12, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I love the bright colors! Pink, blue, yellow, green, purple. LOL, not a decisive choice, I know. Oh, and throw in some orange too!

  53. Terry
    April 12, 2016 at 11:21 am

    I love tropical shades of blue.

  54. Sarah C
    April 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Loving the tore my faves right now are burnt orange and grey. making a spider web quilt with Kaffee Fassette right now so my life is a eainbow

  55. Mary Adkison
    April 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I love bags in red. Thanks for the opportunity.

  56. Diana Bates
    April 12, 2016 at 11:57 am

    My favorite fabric colors right now are spring colors, but I always love grey

  57. Terri Ward
    April 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Love the combo of turquoise and coral for Spring and Summer :)

  58. Carrie P.
    April 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Green is my favorite color!

  59. Angela s.
    April 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I love purple, think thats why I never cut my purple fabric and use it. Just too pretty

  60. Teresa
    April 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Red is my favorite. (Great fabric!)

  61. Jane N
    April 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I’m being pulled towards the greens lately.

  62. Lazar Cristina
    April 13, 2016 at 6:41 am

    I love emerald green

  63. Michele T
    April 13, 2016 at 7:44 am

    My favourite colour is teal! Thanks!

  64. Beth T.
    April 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    My favorite used to be pink; now I favor red.

  65. leibardi
    April 13, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Grey and orange used in the post are great!

  66. Lori Morton
    April 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I love Blues…sky & watery shades of Blue Ahhhhhhh….

  67. Judy
    April 13, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    My favorite colors right now for bags are greys and black.

  68. Marie Evans
    April 13, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Red, Red, and Red!!!

  69. Pam
    April 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I love any shade of purple. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  70. Stacie Pinkston
    April 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    Awesome design, love it! I like teal, more than usual lately. I love blues! All shades.

  71. April 13, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Most blues and greens but esp navy blue

  72. Chris
    April 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    It is always blue for me. A calm color.

  73. Sarah J
    April 14, 2016 at 11:07 am

    I love yellow especially buttery yellow!

  74. April 14, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I’m liking a lot of darker gray colors now – small prints that would work for new Summer tops!!!!

  75. Summer
    April 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I love blue!

  76. Nancy Hilderbrand
    April 14, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I love all colors especially dark colors and Batiks

  77. April 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t know how I could ever pick just one color. I love them all!

  78. Rebecca
    April 14, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    I love your designs and love all colors. I’m one of those who can’t sew a quilt with lets say two colors in it! So hard for me to pick just one, sorry…but thanks for the chance, awesome!

  79. Myra Upton
    April 15, 2016 at 12:48 am

    Pink or purple.

  80. April 15, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Normally red and purple are my favourite colours, but when I’m sewing I love working with bright orange and yellow.

  81. Diane Beavers
    April 15, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Coral is me.

  82. carol n
    April 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    My favorite color is Blue, all shades, hues…
    It can be hard to match blues to use in a project.

  83. Claire Ross
    April 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    My favourite colour is blue, particularly royal blue x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

  84. Janice Pryor-Regier
    April 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I love Purple and Gold ! Thanks !

  85. Kathleen B.
    April 15, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    I like many shades of grey and black, especially prints with these two colors.
    Thanks for a chance to win.

  86. ikkinlala
    April 16, 2016 at 10:16 am

    It really depends what I’m using the fabric for, but I do love grey because it goes with nearly everything.

  87. April 16, 2016 at 10:17 am

    My favorite color is brown. Thanks for a chance to win!

  88. Janie
    April 16, 2016 at 10:30 am

    I am loving orange colors lately. Thank you for sharing.

  89. Nadine Willis
    April 16, 2016 at 10:54 am

    I love yellows, golds, blues. Sometimes my mood dictates my likes and dislikes. Love your fabrics. The bag is super cute. Thanks for sharing and the giveaway.

  90. Judie Sparling
    April 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Turquoise is a calming go to colour for me. Thanks for the opportunity.

  91. Amber
    April 16, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Purple has been speaking to me lately!

  92. Lisa
    April 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    My favorite color is turquoise!

  93. Tara Sinclair
    April 16, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    I’m huge on purples and teal right now, bright and summery

  94. Deb Putirskis
    April 16, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Orange or taupe…I love all the colors!

  95. AJ Sullins
    April 16, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Love the combination of orange and grey together!

  96. Hjordis
    April 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I love every color of the ocean, including tropical fish.

  97. Sharon Archer
    April 16, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Purple and Aqua are favourites here.

  98. Treena Squires
    April 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Love Browns!

  99. Joy Morgan
    April 16, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    My favorite colour is cobalt blue, but I love purples, pinks and also greys as well!

  100. Kerrie-Lee Britnell
    April 16, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    I love the blue shade. I think that it called it ‘taupe’ color. It is very unique!

  101. April 16, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Both colors are awesome – love the wood cut design. This would be fun to try – making my own fabric design.

  102. Dora M Costa
    April 17, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I usually fall for any blue variation. But, these two are very nice and I like that gray!

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