Monday, January 26, 2015

A Salute to Local Heroes - and Fabric Giveaway

I am part of Day 5 in the Novelty Prints Blog Hop over at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog. Sometimes you see a great set of novelty prints and know exactly who you will make something for. I'm sharing how I used some wonderful police and firemen fabrics to make a few things for my little grandsons, who are 2 and 4 years old.

This is all I have left of the Firefighters Rock Collection.
But you can see all the awesome images from a mascot dalmatian wearing a fire hat to a huge fire engine and even a red fire hydrant!

Let's hear it for our local fire fighters! Firefighters Rock Collection
Let's not forget our policemen. Can you believe there is handcuff fabric and fingerprint fabric? This was fun to work with.

My grandsons LOVE policemen. Boys in Blue Collection by Kanvas for Benartex
Head on over to Sew in Love with Fabric to see what I made. Lots of pictures!


91 comments:

  1. I love these fabric collections... especially the fingerprints, too cool! The Sheriff is none other than your daughter!! Your kids must have had a hoot playing!

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  2. Love the cute karate outfits you made for the deputies! (The sheriff is your daughter!)Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  3. Now I like that the vest was done that way rather than leaving the shoulders to fuss that finish. The fingerprint fabric is very cool and my munchkins would love pillowcases like that. Ah, the keeper of the keys - your daughter.

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  4. Your daughter! Love what you made with the fabric.

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  5. Your daughter. I love that fingerprint fabric for your projects.

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  6. Your projects are just adorable. Especially love that fingerprint fabric! Would love to make something with these fabrics for our local heros! Your daughter is the sheriff!

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  7. Very fun and cute ideas with this print! Your daughter is the sheriff. Thanks for sharing. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  8. My son would have loved this when he was young. He's grown but now I have young nephews to sew for. The "Sheriff" is your daughter -- I think every mother of little boys feels like a sheriff at times!

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  9. Great prints. Your daughter was the sheriff.

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  10. Love that your daughter got to be the sheriff!!!!

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  11. Muzz (your daughter) is the sheriff. Little boys grow up to be firefighters and cops, and the first responders on whom we all depend. These fabrics would be excellent to use in quilts to honor them on Patriots Day (9/11).

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  12. Those are such fun little things for your grandkids to play with. I am sure they have a blast. So? Since you've promoted your daughter to being Sheriff, did you make her a vest too maybe? LOL

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  13. The sheriff is your daughter! :) My son would love this! sarah@forrussia.org

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  14. Love the fabrics - your Sheriff is your daughter! (cute - go Girl!!!)
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Your daughter. These are so fun!

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  16. Your daughter is the boys' sheriff. Great fabrics and tutorial. Thanks!

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  17. Smart thinking to give the keys to your daughter so she could free the innocence captives. You're right about patterns, they don't make them like they used to and they seem to be more of a pain in the rear than they were. Thanks for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

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  18. Your daughter is the sherriff!!

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  19. Your daughter is the "sheriff"; smart idea. Cute ideas for the grandsons.

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  20. Your daughter is the Sheriff.

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  21. Cute patterns. The sheriff is your daughter.

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  22. These projects are my favorite of the blog hop thus far. The sheriff is your daughter.

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  23. Smart Grandmom knows to make the Momma the sheriff!

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  24. The sheriff is your daughter. LOL Love these prints!

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  25. My nephew's son is 4 1/2 and would go crazy over anything made with these fabrics!

    wlinda_ca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. ahhhhhhhh...your daughter would be the sheriff!!!

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  27. Oops! Your grandsons' mother, your daughter, is the Sheriff in your story!

    Thank you for introducing me to these incredible novelty fabrics! I love the fingerprint pattern!!!
    Your vests, robes & pillows are awesome. Thank you for sharing.
    I have a 3-year old grandson who might really enjoy a vest & pillowcase with these fabrics.

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  29. Just like your daughter, I had to play sheriff to my 3 boys when they were young! :) Love the bathrobes!
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  30. Your daughter is the sheriff. Cute fabrics, and a great way to use them for fun things for the boys. I agree about patterns now.

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  31. The boys mama, your daughter is the sheriff.

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  32. My great nephews would love this fabric. Your daughter is the Sheriff & rightly so. Thanks.

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  33. Your daughter is the sheriff.

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  34. My grnadson would love that fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win:)

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  35. These are great fabrics! I can think of a few young lads who would appreciate those vests that you made up :) With your daughter being the 'Sheriff', I can almost hear the boys saying something about a girl isn't suppose to be the Sheriff LOL Thank you for sharing with us!

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  36. Love these fabrics ! The sheriff is your daughter.

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  37. She must be able to control those boys. Your daughter will make a great sheriff :)

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  38. Your daughter of course. My real life daughter is working on becoming one. It is a scary thought.

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  39. Cute Cute cute! Lucky daughter playing Sheriff! Thanks for the fun tutorial!

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  40. The Sheriff is your daughter.
    Great projects; the fingerprint fabric is especially cool!

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  41. Awww. As a fireman's daughter you can pick which fabrics ding to me. Love that your daughter is the sheriff too. So appropriate!

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  42. Awesome fabrics! Love the robes, vests and pillowcases. Yes, Policemen and Firefighters are super heros! I also have a 4 year old grandson who loves playing police and firemen.

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

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Thank you, Debby, for the tutorial, I will make it for my son (he is now 1 year old). Great fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. Oh, I forgot the most important thing: the sheriff is your daughter!

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  45. The Sheriff is your daughter! I think the fabric in this bundle is so much fun. My grandson would love something made from the police print.

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  46. Great fabrics! Your daughter is the sheriff! Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 at yahoo dot com

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  47. I love these fabrics. My brother is a retired fire caption and I have several relatives that are police officers. what fun fabrics.


    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  48. Oops. Your daughter is the sheriff.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  49. Of course your daughter is the trusted sheriff! I just have to get that fingerprint fabric! How cute! This fabric line makes me remember the quilt my guild made for our local fire station.

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  50. What better person to have as the sheriff but their mom ( your daughter )! The fabric is perfect for any little boy or girl.

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  51. The fabric would be excellent for kids of all ages and sheriff is your daughter of course

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  52. Your daughter. I love your projects.

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  53. The sheriff is your daughter. Love these fabrics, they are beautiful!! Thanks.

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  54. Love love love this collection!!!!!! Really hope I win it that would be awesome!!!! Already thinking about way to put it in a quilt for my 7 yr old grandson!!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  55. Debby, the fabrics are great, especially the fingerprints! The outfits are great! I question the choice of your daughter as sheriff, though. Isn't she the one who occasionally "steals" your new quilts?

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  56. I am happy to report your daughter is the Sheriff. And I can't wait to get the fabric to make a pillowcase. I know an adult or two that would love one for theory's cabins. I do not have an ID, my email is shades@shaw.ca. Thanks

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  57. Well, your daughter of course!! My best friend's son is a fire fighter and his wife is a Navy officer. I think if they ever have a baby I'll have to make a reversible quilt!!

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  58. Your daughter! love the fabrics. We are using similar fireman fabric to back quilts our guild is making for the local firehouses in our county.

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  59. Your daughter and these are awesome! A dear friend who is a police officer will be retiring next year after 25 years of service so I'm going to have to grab some of these prints for his retirement quilt! pbstrand@msn.com

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  60. Your daughter is the Sheriff in your story. Hey, I really like fabrics! One of our Police Officers was shot and killed (his twin is a State Trooper) and I have offered to make a memory quilt for his family (wife and 3 small children). This would be absolutely perfect! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  61. Hey, SewSilly! You posted as an anonymous commenter. Please send your email if you stop back by!

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  62. The Sheriff is your daughter! My daughter would love these fabrics! She makes pillowcases for kids in foster care and this would be perfect for a little boy!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  63. First, thanks for bringing these fabric lines to my attention. I need that fingerprint fabric. My dil is a finger print expert with a major federal agency...and lives in the same town you do. (I was surprised to realize that! ). Love the vest and robes. I have only grand daughters but I'm sure the oldest would love a robe like that. Anyway, love that you gave the keys to their mom, the sherif, at least that way you know you could be sprung! Great post.

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  64. Those fabrics are so cute!
    The sheriff is your daughter.

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  65. I love this fabric line! The sheriff is your daughter. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  66. Thanks for the tutorial. Love the fabric -- have to make the robe for my grandson. The sheriff is your daughter. Thanks.
    jolisgsd@gmail.com

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  67. Great clothes with that wonderful fabric. And your daughter is the sheriff, as it should be! I love working with novelty fabrics and am always happy when I see some new ideas.

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  68. Love these fabrics - so many policemen and firemen in my family!! I've been looking for something like this! Thanks so much for the chance to win some! Your daughter is the sheriff!
    :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  69. Cute fabric, cute ideas. The sheriff is your daughter. Good choice.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  70. The vests are adorable! Your daughter probably makes an awesome sheriff.

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  71. These fabrics are really cute. I have 2 nephews that are police officers and they have sons that would love quilts made with these. Oh, and your daughter makes a great sheriff.

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  72. The sheriff in town is your daughter, what a great gift for two active little guys. Loved them.

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  73. moms always make the best sheriffs. love your robes and vests.

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  74. It's not easy finding projects/fabrics for boys. These are awesome. My niece's youngest is enthralled with anything with wheels-very interesting.
    Rosemary

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  75. With two little ones the sheriff has to your daughter.
    Thanks all your wonderful information on projects that are fun to make.

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  76. the sheriff is your daughter. you have made some wonderful projects. they will surly be loved. thanks for sharing where you got the vest pattern.

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  77. how adorable! thanks for the chance to win :) (and your daughter was the sheriff!) nnonaihr@hotmail.co.uk

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  78. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJanuary 27, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Cute projects for the fabric. Your daughter is the sheriff.

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  79. Hi Debby,
    You gave the key to the cuffs to your daughter, The Sheriff.
    I've two sons, one grew up to be a firefighter, the other grew up to be a police officer. How about that! These prints are perfect for those profession, any age:)
    Thank you for all your fabulous tutorials.
    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. The sheriff is your daughter!

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  81. What fun fabrics! The sheriff is your daughter.

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  82. Each spring I make items with police, firemen, and ambulance for the Leavenworth, Ks fundraiser between the police and first responders .... the material would be fun to make up for them...THANK YOU for your free patterns and tutorials...love em

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  83. Your daughter! :)) Love those fabrics!

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  84. Your daughter! Great giveaway!!

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  85. Your Daughter. love the Fabrics .

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  86. How clever your pieces are. I especially like the vest with the fingerprint fabric. Your daughter was probably a good choice as sheriff! I can see a child locked to a chair for a long time. LOL Thanks for the chance to have some leftover pieces!

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  87. How clever you are in "making do" with what you have to work with. Those boys will remember these special items forever. Great idea to make your daughter the sheriff. Having the keys to those handcuffs might come in "handy" one of these days.

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