Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Pendleton Wool Fabric Remnant Give Away!!


Today, I also decided (again, a little late) to join in on the Give Away Day Fun at Sew Mama Sew's blog.  Be sure to click the link and see the HUGE amount of chances to win free times that are either hand made, or supplies.

I was trying to think of something to give away, when it came to me, as obvious as the nose on my face.  Living in Pendleton, Oregon, why not give away some of the famous wool fabric that is made right here in town?  The local mill occasionally has some amazing deals on remnants that they sell in their gift shop.  It's also has an incredible free tour that you can take if you go there, and it sells stacks and stacks of blankets at great deals, including seconds, which have the tiniest defects in them that you or I can no possibly discern.  The quality that comes out of this place is second to none.  It's also one of the few remaining textile mills left in the United States.

I had this remnant in my stash, and decided this is a great opportunity to share a piece of Pendleton with a lucky reader.  It's 12 inches wide by 60 inches long. I'll leave the tape on it that came from the mill to prevent fraying.  I'll ship it anywhere in the United States.  Since it's woven, it has a reverse design on the back (yes, up top that's pictures of both sides).  Here's a picture of the whole cut.
Here's one last pictures of the actual mill here in town where it was made.  How cool is that?!
All you have to do to have a chance to win is to leave a comment below giving a suggestion of what you'd make with it.  I'll leave the comments open until May 25th at 5pm PST.  Please make sure I have a way to get in touch with you.  If you are a "no reply" blogger, leave an email address.  I'll try to get in touch with the winner no later than May 27th, and ship it by priority flat rate mail by June 1st.  Thanks for visiting!!

63 comments:

  1. So fun! I would try to make something for my daughter - she's little, so I think that would work!

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  2. Oooh, pretty! I would make a 1/12 scale miniature blanket with it, to start with!

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  3. Maybe a toy for my son? He ripped of his doll's leg. My husband is from Bend, OR, and I have visited before. I have never seen a greener state (on the West side at least).

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    owensolivia@hotmail.com

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  4. I'm over here in Scappoose, OR and I love Pendleton wool (BTW, my dad was born in Pendleton!)

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  5. Wow, real Pendleton wool. I think I'd incorporate it into a jacket or pants for my daughter.

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  6. I'm not sure what I'd make but it would have to be something special with that beautiful wool!

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  7. What a lovely piece of wool! I might use it to make needle book covers. Or, maybe some lovely doll clothes for my daughters most special dollies. So lovely!

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  8. Would this be suitable for a bag? It would make a really cute one if it is.

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  9. It will definitely be turned into a special bag.

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  10. Ooh, I love wool fabrics. This would probably get turned into a stuffed creature of some sort if it went to me.

    (and my email address is ettlinga (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  11. I am think some type of shawl.

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  12. What a neat giveaway. I'd use it in a bag of some sort. Thanks for the chance to win. Linda
    rodlindafansler (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I'd make a fitted vest using both sides of the material. Once of these days I'm going to make a day trip to Pendelton!

    majorasue(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I might make a scarf, or cut it into squares for a quilt. Or a bag, I'd find something for it ;) THanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I have no business entering a giveaway for wool as the weather is never "wool worthy", but I can't resist this remnant you are offering. I've always enjoyed your post(s) about the Pendelton Woolen Mill. I would make a scarf for skiing for myself if I was lucky enough to win. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

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  16. I have no business entering a giveaway for wool as the weather is never "wool worthy", but I can't resist this remnant you are offering. I've always enjoyed your post(s) about the Pendelton Woolen Mill. I would make a scarf for skiing for myself if I was lucky enough to win. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

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  17. I think that I'd make panels for throw pillows from it and pair it with some burlap.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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    1. Good idea. Maybe some burlap-looking fabric that is is softer?

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  18. I'm not sure what I would make with it; I've never sewn with wool before. I would be fun to discover a good project to use it for. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. I have always wanted to see some Pendelton wool! I think I would try to incorporate it into a throw/lap blanket for my dad. He would love it.
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love the Pendelton! My mother-in-law buys a baby item from Pendelton for each of her gr-grandkids. It is just a small blanket, but so cute. I'd like to make a small sofa throw with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  21. This is so awesome! I love wool! I'm just starting to get into wool applique and some needle felting. I'd love to use this as background for my hand-sewing blocks.

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  22. I'm loving working with wool right now and I love Pendelton! I've vacationed in Oregon and just love the state! I think I might even have some Pendelton remnants in my stash! But I do always NEED more :) I'm not sure what I would make with it. But I do know I would be careful in the cutting of it to make sure I get use of every inch of it!

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  23. I would make a scarf and mittens for my 6 year old son. :)
    brooke at richardchurch dot com

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  24. I probably would wash it and felt it to use in wool applique projects. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  25. that is so amazing-I can't believe you don't have more entries. People clearly don't realize what an awesome prize you have!

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  26. Hello from Minnesota! I said it before but here it's true again. This is my favorite giveaway item! I know just what I'd do with it: mukluks. I have a Simplicity slippers pattern #1958 and this would make some terrific trim for the outside. (Maybe even a bag too.) Have a great weekend.

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  27. A shawl. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. That's a really neat prize. I'm thinking with the size it would be cool to sew around a crocheted blanket. I wouldn't be sure until I saw/felt it though.

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  29. WoW! I had no idea Pendleton was in Oregon. If I ever take a road trip I'm going to stop by. I'm doing an applique project and have been working with some wool. Love it! I'm not sure what I'd make with your wool, I'd wait and see what it told me. hehe. A bag would be super, a scarf or hat maybe or a stuffed animal. Maybe I could make it all.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. What an amazing piece of fabric! Depending on its softness, I could see a scarf since it is PERFECT scarf size, but if that wouldn't suit, I also think it would go fabulously with some similarly colored heavier fabric that I have to make like a log cabin sham, perhaps.

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  31. A miniature blanket i think, with a contrasting border.

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  32. I'm from Canby, nearby to the pendleton outlet store on McLoughlin. Even though I have at least a dozen remnants of my own, it never stops me from wanting more.
    The last time I cut (gasp) into one of my remnants was to make a purse. I matched it with some wool and another home dec weight fabric. I then used the remnants of that p. remnant to make an eyeglass case to take up to SewExpo (Puyallup) and get a prize from the Pendleton booth. >>Tape measure encased in purple plaid pendleton. SO COOL.
    I love that you can use both sides of Pendleton fabrics if you want.
    I bookmarked you to read later as to what you are making out there in the east part of the state.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I would make a pillow, and a gift bag. I use fabric gift bags instead of wrapping paper, and am always in need of smaller bags. I might also add a strip to my braided wool rug.
    skoos831(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I would use in a quilt, a pillow, a cute coin purse with a bright lining, a softie childs toy...endless possibilities. thank you for the fabric and the mill history/pics.

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  35. I would make a skirt for my daughter, something cozy for the winter months.

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  36. a warm skirt for my daughter

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  37. love pendleton fabric..i really want to make a bag for my drop spindle and this would be perfect and sturdy :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  38. I love the story of this fabric. Very cool! I'd have to look around for neat wool projects, but I'm thinking in my hands it will turn into a softie of sorts.

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  39. Think I could use it to make a VERY warm and fashionable chihuahua jacket? Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I think it would make a really nice scarf.

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  41. I think it would make a beautiful scarf.

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  42. that is a really cool idea, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  43. I visited fabric mills when I lived in Georgia. I thought they were fascinating. I don't know what that fabric needs to become but I like to sew with wool so it won't lanquish in my cupboard. Thanks.

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  44. I'm originally from Seattle and have visited Pendleton many times. We don't have too much opportunity to use wool here in Florida, but all my kids live in Utah, so I'm certain to make something. Thanks for the bit of nostalgia. Sometimes I really miss the Northwest.

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  45. Thanks for sharing your local treat!

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  46. I have never used wool so would if I won it research some good ideas.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

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  47. I'm thinking some kind of patch or something... it's hard to tell what something wants to be until you hold it!

    aprilly (at) g mail (dot) com

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  48. I'd probably make a scarf out of it. Or softies for children would be great.

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  49. It's a toss up between a scarf for me or something for my 3 year old granddaughter. Depends on the actual color, I think. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful remnant. And thanks for the tip about the mill tour. Sounds fun.

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  50. I've also never worked with wool and would need to look up some ideas I think. But probably a scarf or hat! :-)

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  51. So cute. I wonder if there would be enough to make a tunic dress for my daughter.

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  52. That's so cool! I think I'd try to make a tote bag. Or would they make nice shorts? Ooh!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  53. Some mittens and hat for my little girl

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  54. Throw pillows maybe. Or maybe a cool new bag for next fall.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  55. I think it would make some neat pillows and if there was any left over a scarf for myself for winter!

    Thanks for sharing something so personal and for the story behind it, it makes it more special that way!

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  56. I'd hate to even cut it :) I think it'd make it into great couch pillows. Our couch is rust and brown :) A wonderful textile!!!

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  57. Is it soft enough to turn into a scarf? If not, I'd turn it into a lap blanket.

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  58. Mmmm I'm not sure what I would make it with it! Anything cute! Teehee thanks so much for the post! Even put where it was made! haha

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  59. Ii think an infinity scarf for myself for this coming winter.

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  60. Love it, wish i had seen this in May! if you ever have more stash to get rid of...i want to make a quilt of remnants of pendleton!
    Best,

    Amy

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