Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pillowcase Gift Wrap, and sources for boy / manly fabric


Over the week-end, one of my boys had a birthday party to go to.  I love making pillowcases to use to wrap gifts in, and to use later, but it's really hard to find good "guy" fabric.  As much as I love quilt shops, they're probably the worst place to find good "manly" fabric.  As my husband has pointed out more than a few times, even some of the fabric designed with men in mind are way too feminine.  I'm the only lady in the house (unless you count the cat), and my boys all like to hunt, fish, and do outdoors things, so I tend to buy up any camouflage fabric that I come across.  I try to keep some on hand for these pillowcases.  They're super fast and easy to make.  I'm horrible at wrapping presents, so I bet it's faster for me to make one than it is to wrap presents with paper.

General fabric stores like Jo-anns are the best places to find guy fabric, but I've also put together a list of on-line sources.  I have not shopped any of these, but hope to soon.  If you know of any other good sources, I'd love to hear about them!!

http://warmbiscuit.com/boysfabric.html
http://www.thefabricfairy.com/index.php/retail/fabrics/by-subject-matter/boy-fabric.html
http://www.fabric.com/quilting-fabric-novelty-conversational-quilt-fabrics-the-boy-39-s-club-no-girls-allowed.aspx
http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=fabric+for+boys&search_type=supplies&ref=auto
http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/boy?page=1
http://www.lurasfabricshop.com/fabric-choices/camouflage.html?p=2

 I'm also linking up with Quiltstory's Fabric Tuesday's link party today!  Come join us there!

4 comments:

Kit Lang said...

What a great resource for manly fabrics! Thank you! :)

Bree said...

CAMO! OMG, thank you! My husband keeps requesting a camo quilt and.. I just haven't found anything! Those sources are great - I'm surrounded by boys in my house.

Willing Hearts - Busy Hands said...

A pillowcase as a gift bag is a great idea, and I think I'll be using it in the future. Thanks!
Mrs. Hearts

Beth said...

Yep.... a house full of boys... but now I have Linz... but I think she'd sleep on anything.. so no quilt for her! Too bad batiks are so spendy.... they are great non-gender fabrics too.