On the 6th Day of Christmas

We can’t believe WE didn’t come up with this idea! 
How many times have you walked into a quilt shop to find that ONE extra piece of fabric to complete your project?  “Well, it is blue… and has a light blue scrolly design going through it. It’s by Fig Tree! No, no it’s by Cotton Blossom. Or is it? “
We are all victims of this and now Swatch Buddies have come to the rescue! 
 They provide everything you need to make & label your fabric swatches. That way when you go to your quilt shop for that last little bit of fabric, you can show them exactly which one it is. 
Swatch Buddies Labels go on the back of your swatch and include:
Store (where you purchased it)
Swatch Buddies come in a variety of sizes…
12 count, 24 count, 48 count and even a 
100 count package for the Fabric FANATICS out there (i know there aren’t many of you out there)! 
They have also come out with a Refill Kit for when you run out of cards. 

This video shows you how simple Swatch Buddies are to use.  

We think this would be a splendid stocking stuffer!

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137 thoughts on “On the 6th Day of Christmas

  1. These would be very useful at this house! I am constantly on the look for the perfect fabric to match a project so this would be a wonderful help! Thanks for the chance!!

  2. This is a great idea. I never cease to be amazed at how many shades there are of every color, even black! Oh the mistakes I have made. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Having struggled to find a bit more of a fabric recently, I see the value in this tool… maybe Santa will come a bit early to my house!!

  4. Boy this IS something I really need if my fabric is at home and I “think ” I know the shade I usually find out I am off when I get the new fabric home.

  5. I have been contemplating this purchase for quite some time at my LQS! What a great idea! …and I said the very same thing – “why didn’t I think of that?” Thanks for a chance to win!


  6. Oh that is so super cool! I wish I had that when I started quilting! I would have it all in color order and hanging off my purse, you know to decorate it, and make people jealous!

  7. I live “way” out in the country. I get to go to fabric shops only occasionally. This little gadget would be wonderfully helpful! Now I wouldn’t get there and not be sure of exactly what I needed!

  8. Of course I follow your blog! I am reorganizing my sewing space and this would be the perfect little thing to help me organize all the WIPs I am finding. Pleaseeeeee Santa??

  9. I would tell Santa to leave this in my stocking because I wouldn’t buy so much fabric if I was organized (please don’t tell him the truth that I’d buy MORE since I was organized).

  10. What a great idea, so much lighter than taking all the fabric with you. I would love to have one of these Moda Santa. Please I’ve been really good. ;->

  11. that is a pretty cool idea, it would help me with shopping because i have the worst luck with trying to match fabric, santa would rock if he stuffed that in my empty stocking.

  12. I would love to find a swatch buddy in my stocking. In fact, could he leave several??? One for fabric (quilting)’ one for floss (cross-stitching) and one for paper ( card making/papercrafting).

  13. Santa needs to put these in my stocking because I am a mess with swatches. I usually jam them in my pockets and lose them before I get to the store!

  14. These are the best things ever.I really could use them because I never know what I need for a quilt I am working on and almost always buy the wrong fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I’m always looking for the “perfect” fabric to finish out a project but I hate lugging all of the other fabrics along to the shop with me. These would solve my problem perfectly!

  16. Great idea. I have been stapling swatches to 8 1/2 x 11 paper and it always gets torn up in my purse. This would sold the problem. Thanks for the chance to win. Fingers crossed.

  17. Santa is unhappy with my quilting area. It is a mess and I really need some help. He has decided that my Christmas stocking needs a way to stay organized. The answer: The Swatch Buddy, of course. They contain everything I will need to easily create and label fabric swatches. Thank you for giving all of us a chance to win. Only Santa and Moda knows the answer.

    Sandi T.

  18. This is a great idea. I would love to find one of these in my stocking. I am forever forgetting to bring a swatch to my LQS to match coordinating fabrics. This would help me so much.

  19. Would love a Swatch Buddy. This would be much easier than trying to match fabric from a picture on my phone.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Oh my gosh.. These would come in handy so often for me! I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to try and describe the fabric, or try to pull up a picture on my phone. These would be an absolute Godsend for me to have!

  21. Graet idea. This is much neater way to do it than doing it my way, large safty pin with attached swatches. Thanks for all the great giveaways.

  22. Best way ever to keep tract of your fabric. First I have to share product with my sisters and friends. As you know that is what quilters are all about. I could fill a lot of stockings with 100 of these. LOL

  23. I would love this so I wouldn’t buy the same fabric over again, for coordinating to a project, and so I could take it with me (I travel for work 4 days a week)! 🙂

  24. Well, I’m definitely in the category of fabric “fanatic.” This tool looks fun and functional ! Hoping to try it out. Thanks.

  25. This is GENIUS!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone to the store with scraps shoved in my pocket in order to match new fabric with what I have, or to find the same fabric. This is a great way to organize my stash and to empty my pockets! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  26. I would love for Santa to leave this for me. I can’t get to a fabric store very often(really I need to find one that carries lots of cottons) and when I do it would sure help to have a reference for what I need (or want) to help me enlarge my stash.

  27. This idea beats having to carry a bunch of fabric to the store…plus if you have already it on swatches, no more hunting in your stash. Thanks Santa for a chance to win 🙂

  28. I’d love to find these in my stocking! No more fabric that’s just off “a bit”,,,,and then having to buy more fabric to match the “off” fabric. LOL

  29. This is seriously the single most wonderful thing ever!!! Where have you been through all of my years of 4-H projects and now redecorating and sewing things for my kids….love this!

  30. What a fantastic idea. I have a terrible memory, so this would be so helpful. Shopping for thread, fabric, etc. would be so enjoyable when I could just pull my swatch buddy out to match.

  31. I would like Santa to leave these Swatch Buddies in my stocking because my color memory is compromised by the sight of additional new fabric designs and colors.

  32. A couple of my friends have these and love them. I have been a very good girl and these would work better than my current system which is throw cuts of the fabric I want in my wallet which then eventually gets lost by the time I get to the store.

  33. I have so many fabrics that I need other fabrics to go with them to be able to put a quilt together. This would help so much!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

  34. This is a fabulous idea! I used to carry swatches around in a small looseleaf, but that got old. Now I just throw the whole piece into a bag and tote it with me. This doesn’t look any more cumbersome than the store cards on my key ring!

  35. Please leave the SwatchBuddies in my stocking, Santa, because I need to take my beloved fabric EVERYWHERE I go! That way there is NO matching mistake!!

  36. Oh, Santa knows exactly why I need this present in my stocking! I try to keep this info in my head, but it’s getting a little messy in my internal filing cabinet!

  37. So definitely one of those “Duh, why didn’t I think of that” moments! So cool . . .AND convenient! I think I need one for each of my UFO projects. Thanks for sharing!

  38. I have been trying to be more organized about bringing my fabric swatches to a quilt store when I go. However, I usually just glue them to index cards, and they get easily lost in my purse. I’d love to try this new notion.

  39. This would also be great for when you make the occasional mistake and have to run back to the quilt shop to pickup some more. So Santa…..I need one.

  40. Oh WOW!!!! now that I know about this I can’t possibly do without it! I just simply must get one or three. I would love it if Santa put one in my stocking!

  41. What a great giveaway! I could certainly use these. I always forget my fabric or loose them
    before I get to the shop…this
    would keep me organized! (Also, my
    Christmas Stocking is empty!) Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Oooh! Would love to have this! I am always “sure” I can remeber the color I need for a project, only to buy fabric, bring it home and find out it is one or two shades off. This would be wonderful to have!

    Sandy A

  43. Dear Santa,
    I’ve been very good and would love to have a set of Swatch Buddies. I really like to be organized and think they would help me.

  44. I am a collector of tricky sewing gadgets and this one is such a clever idea. It would be fun to win a prize for Christmas.

  45. I need a swatch buddy because… then I would have no excuse left for not having a current record of my ongoing fabric projects in my purse.

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