Monday, January 2, 2012

Dress up your Roll Competition

Starting January 9th I will be hosting the 'Dress up your roll' competition. It is open to bloggers all over the world.

We have all made the Mug Rugs (Caffeine Carpets), Pot Holders, Dolls Quilts, Runners, Tree Skirts and Pillows but have we ever spared a thought for the humble toilet roll.

The toilet roll is always last to be best dressed. It is often hidden in the cupboard or left bare and exposed on the top of the toilet suite.

Dress me up, please.
I want to challenge all quilters and crafter to come up with some original ideas. Covers are simple and quick to make. They are a great way to use up scraps.

I will be posting a quick tutorial January 9th 2012 to kick off the competition.

The most original entries from Australia and overseas will receive the following prize:

The international winner receives a $100 gift voucher from my favourite on-line shop -  Fat Quarter Shop
The Australian winner will receive a $100 gift voucher from my e-shop or one lap sized quilt (no larger than 65" x 65" ) professionally quilted by me (edge to edge. Winner provides backing, and return postage). 


1. Join the Flickr group

2. Make a fabric cover for your roll. Embellishments are permitted.

3. Post the picture(s) of your finished project on Flickr. If you wish to write a tutorial for your creation then add the link to the picture on Flickr.

4. You can enter has many times as you like.

5. Most importantly, don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you.

Competition starts 9th January 2012 and finishes 1st March 2012. The winners will be published on this blog 7th March 2012.


  1. Well it looks like I am the first sign up, and I'm really looking forward to this one. It should be a lot of fun, and I'm sure everyone who signs up can think of more than 1 way to cover a roll! I sure can!


  2. Sounds like fun! And a bit different - which I really like!

  3. What a great idea! I'll be here on the 9th to watch your tutorial !!
    Happy New Year Jane!!

  4. Jane, I`m trying not to join up with too many things this year! This sounds like too much fun though - you`ve got me hooked.

  5. Sounds like good fun - I'm thinking of ideas already!

  6. I'm sitting here thinking I am over extended already with projects but this is such a great idea. Nice to see soemthing new. Mind is ticking over with ideas......

  7. what a novel idea but I think my family would have me committed if I started patchworking for the toilet rolls! lol

  8. Bwahahahaha, can't wait to see the entries for this one!

  9. What great fun! I already have visions in my head.

  10. That should be a hoot.
    You're on a roll :-).


  11. This is ridiculous. Which is to say, I love it.

  12. A very clever idea Jane and it will be great fun to see the results.


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