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Giveaway and a New Sponsor, Meet Surly Sheep!

Today I would like to introduce you to one of my new sponsors. Meet Brooke of Surly Sheep.

In July I began working on my blocks for the Wish at do.Good Stitches. It was my month as a quilter and I chose to do scrappy postage stamp blocks. Funny thing is when I sat down to work on my blocks I realized I didn't like any of my scraps, and I really wanted some scraps in all colors. The tough thing is I didn't want to spend a fortune, and when your looking for multiple colors it can get pretty expensive, because everything is 1/4 yard or more. I had heard about Surly Sheep once on at Fresh Lemon Quilts and remembered they had exactly what I needed!

My Blocks for do.Good Stitch Quilt 

I purchased the 36 Color Wheel - Fat Sixteenth Bundle. It came in the mail super quick and it was wonderful working with Brooke. 

Meet Brooke!

When and how did you start your store?

I started selling monochromatic and color bundles in 2011 in specialty cut sizes. Before opening the shop I realized how difficult it is to find small amounts of high quality quilting fabric arranged by color. I was trying to put together fabrics for a quilt that required fat eighths and not only had trouble finding fabrics arranged by color, rather than collection...but also had a difficult time finding fabric for sale for pieces smaller than a half yard. I live in a small town, so for variety in quilting fabrics I always buy online.

Is it a physical store, online store or both?

Online store...currently working on a website that will make it easy to create your own custom bundles in fat quarters, fat eighths, fat sixteenths or charm squares

What is something unique about your store that sets you apart from others?

We don't sell by fabric collection. We are geared towards the color-minded quilter who (for example) needs a variety of red fabrics for a quilt or needs a full color wheel for a project.

What is one of your favorite items you sell?

I love the fat sixteenth color wheel bundles because you get such a large variety of colors and patterns without breaking the bank. They're perfect for supplementing your yardage in your fabric stash.

Where are you located?

We are on the coast of southern georgia

Thank you Brooke for sharing with us! I was so lucky to have found Surly Sheep through a blog post just like this and hope that you will add Surly Sheep to your Favorites for future purchases as well!

Fabric Giveaway!

Welcoming a New Sponsor!

Brooke at Surly Sheep is giving away a 36 Color Wheel Fat Sixteenth Bundle to one lucky Pile O' Fabric reader. This is the very same item I had originally purchased at Surly Sheep and it was wonderful!

Enter To Win

Here's how, using the Rafflecopter Widget below follow the steps. First step is to add a comment to this post and tell me which bundle is your favorite from the Surly Sheep Shop.

For Bonus Entries

  • Sign Up to receive Surly Sheep's Shop Newsletter
  • Easy Entry for Surly Sheep Facebook Fans
  • Easy Entry for Surly Sheep Twitter Followers
  • Easy Entry for Pile O' Fabric Facebook Fans

This giveaway will end Monday, September 17th, at 12 a.m. EST. Mr. Random will choose one winner and I will announce their name in a new post here on the blog, later that Monday.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE near and far! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that if you win I can contact you!

Connect with Surly Sheep

Surly Sheep: shop/ newsletter/ facebook/ twitter/

Have a wonderful week!


Alyssa Williams

Alyssa Williams

Creator of Pile O' Fabric

Alyssa Lichner is a graphic designer turned avid sewist. She writes modern quilting tutorials and shares techniques and inspiration on her blog, Pile O’ Fabric. Alyssa has a passion for exploring different techniques and applying them to modern designs. She is thankful to have the opportunity to share these techniques, through her tutorials, patterns, and classes with quilters around the world. She always encourages her readers and students to challenge themselves to try new things and to approach quilting with a fearless attitude.