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Recently, Windham Fabrics sent me Type, the upcoming debut fabric collection by Julia Rothman.  This collection is scheduled for release in November.  It’s a fun collection with a typewriter/office theme and cool retro colors.


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I was given a 10″ stacker pack that contains 2 of each of the above prints.  I’ve been letting my mind wander and think of all the projects for which one might choose this collection.  Office decor? A quilt for a writer?




Tell us, what would you use this fabric for?  Leave a comment below with at least one idea and you will be entered into the Type Giveaway!  I will announce the winner on Saturday’s sale post (10/27).


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116 Responses to Type by Julia Rothman, preview & giveaway!

  1. liz hietkamp says:

    this would have to be something for just me…or maybe the granddaughters. and likely something to hang on my wall, or something that i would use all the time!

  2. Jerree says:

    This would make the perfect quilt for a teacher friend. They would love it!

  3. Sue says:

    I just found an adorable bag box pattern that I think would work well with this fabric! It is such cute fabric!

  4. Amanda B. says:

    I would love to make a tote to carry back & forth to the office. Thanks for the chance.

  5. Lisa McGriff says:

    I would love to make a bag to take with me to work everyday with all my essentials.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  6. Gunilla says:

    I would make a scrappy happy case for my laptop! I would like to buy the small new ipad, and if ever I do get my hands on one , I’ll make a small case for that one as well! Love the prints!!!

  7. Ellen Ban says:

    I’m envisioning a patchwork case for my laptop or a totebag!

  8. Hilary says:

    I can see my laptop, iPhone and kindle all wearing new covers made with “type” – I love it! Thanks for the chance in this great giveaway.

  9. Karen O says:

    That fabric would be perfect for a book bag! Thank you for the chance.

  10. April says:

    Just got new glasses and Ive been searching around for a print worthy of making a few cute cases. How perfect would this be?!

  11. manybooks (Linda) says:

    I would make some of those adorable fabric bowls with these! For my desk and my nightstand. Fabulous fabric :)

  12. Cheryl says:

    I’d make some cute placemats from these fabrics.

  13. Cute!!! Notepads would be great.

  14. Shelby says:

    I would use this fabric to start a quilt for a friend who is currently in the midst of writing her thesis.
    Awesome give away, thank you :)

  15. kim says:

    Fantastic fabric! I’d make a quilt for my new son who is due in February. :)

  16. becky derry says:

    Cute fabric.I’m thinking something cute for my office and sewing supplies.Thank-you for the great give away chance.Becky

  17. anne says:

    This fabric would be fantastic for making little bins and such for work. As a cubicle dweller, I would love to liven things up and add a bit of personality, so maybe a few small bins for office supplies (pens, etc.) and a quilted name plate to hang on the outside of my cubicle (it would be much nicer then the boring printed one I have right now).

  18. wendy says:

    I’d make a mug rug and mug cosy for my desk at work, then I’d probably make something else for my desk… not sure what yet… it definitely needs cheering up!

  19. Michele says:

    I would make journal covers, or a new cover for my Kindle.

  20. Kay says:

    The glasses fabric is so much fun, I would have to make a glasses case for my husband who is forever putting them down somewhere or other. I would use the others on some fabric baskets to use in the office area. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. Mary says:

    I’d definitely make a cover for my new laptop! Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. rachal m says:

    i think glasses cases out of the glasses fabric would be great. and a ipad cover using the typewriters. i just love the paperclip fabric!

  23. Helene says:

    I think I’d make either a set of linen table napkins using the fabrics as contrast strips, and make a matching set of tea towels for the kitchen.

  24. Dana says:

    Such cute fabrics! It would be great for soft toys for my children :)

  25. Michelle H. says:

    I have an attic office space with two side-by-side windows and that fabric would be perfect for some patchwork valances. Right now I only have some half shutters on the windows and really need something to soften the look. Those fabrics are the perfect pattern for my “work space”

  26. Joan N says:

    I would use this to make notepad cover booklets. For fellow office coworkers.

  27. Lori Morton says:

    I think this fabric would make a cool IPad or Kindle cover…..but I would make a Wallhanging for my Daughter’s office! What a coooool surprise for Christmas!! (shhhh… lol)

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing….

  28. OH HOW CUTE ARE THOSE FABRICS !!!!! I think I’d make a quilt for my best friend who is beginning her new second (midlife) career as an author……. (and maybe a tote bag for me with any of the left overs !)

  29. Deborah says:

    This fabric is so much fun. I would make at least one bag out of it. Thanks for the chance.

  30. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    I would make a wall hanging for my daughter’s office.

  31. KimR says:

    LOVE these! I would love to use them in some hexagons to make a table runner.

  32. Judith says:

    How cute! I think this would make perfectly coordinated covers for my tablet, ereader, and phone. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

  33. Anda says:

    I would love to make a tablecloth for my dining room table on which my kids do their homework to inspire them! awolk at rogers dot com

  34. Sallie says:

    I’d make a quilt. I love the fabric with the glasses! Thanks for the chance!

  35. Katie B says:

    I work in publishing, so I’d make a quilt for ,y office!

  36. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I want one of those QAYG bags I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, and these fabrics would be PERFECT for my bag! :)

  37. Kathy h says:

    I would make a cover for the office computer and a cute mug rug too.

  38. Jenelle says:

    I would make a quilt for sure. :) I love the vintage feel of these prints.

  39. What a fun line! It is definitely begging to made into a tote or pencil pouches

  40. steph says:

    id make some pencil pouches!!

  41. Jane says:

    Being a graduate student and teaching assistant, I use the motifs in those fabrics everyday (ok, I use a computer not a typewriter!) I would make a caddy with pockets to hang on the wall to hold my clipboards/papers/paperclips, etc. Thanks!

  42. Ella says:

    I’d make a new ipad case!

  43. Ali M says:

    Oh those are cool! I’ve been thinking of making my husband a desk organizer, and since he switches between two pairs of glasses, those fabrics seem perfect!

  44. jmniffer says:

    I would make a lap quilt for a friend who is an English teacher. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  45. Dottie Vining says:

    I would make a wall hanging for a writer friend of mine.
    Love everyone of the prints in this group.

  46. Pam C says:

    This fabric would be perfect for a bag for school or an ipad. Really cute.

  47. beezus says:

    I am pretty sure I would use this to make an iPad sleeve, and possibly a laptop bag, just because I like the irony of it all. :)

  48. Nina says:

    I would make bag!

  49. Taryn says:

    I would make a bag with it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Jenni says:

    I’d make some fun journal covers! And maybe a cute mug rug. 😀

  51. Julia Schembari says:

    I would make mug rugs for my office! How adorable!

  52. Adele Dizney says:

    some fun pillows for a den sofa would be great in this line. Thanks

  53. Sharon says:

    I would make a table topper for the treat’s table at work. We all work on computers now, but it wasn’t so long ago we were using typewriters, paper clips and carbon paper.

  54. Laura says:

    I would love to make a wall hanging and some pillows for my house! I can’t wait for this fabric to come out!

  55. Jenny says:

    I would use it for a patchwork bag!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  56. MarciaW says:

    I would make a lap quilt to use in my home office this winter, and if anything is left, a new chair cushion pillow. I’m thinking of using a plus design or maybe chevrons.

  57. Beth T. says:

    I have such a crush on these prints! I’m thinking of putting them in embroidery hoops and displaying them near where I hang out with my laptop.

  58. maci says:

    id make a lovely bag :)
    thank you!

  59. Marilize says:

    Fabric that celebrates the written word? Woohoo! I would love to make covers for reusable notebooks, a bookbag, cover for my craftroom chair etc etc etc. Oh, and def some Xmas gifts :)

    Thank you for the introduction and the chance to win such a great prize.

  60. Cal says:

    School work comes to mind. Totes for books, notebook covers, pencil cases, even a crayon roll.

  61. Wendy Yates says:

    Great fabric collection! I would use it to make a throw.

  62. Lisa says:

    these are the kind of fabrics I LOVE to have as stock in my stash…the things you sneak little bits and pieces of into almost everything you make. Soooo cute!!

  63. Tamie says:

    I think they would make great zipper bags or a throw sized quilt. Great giveaway.

  64. Sew Very Sherry says:

    Definitely I’d make a lap top case. Leftovers might be worked inot a wall art quilt for some solid fabrics.

  65. Damia says:

    I think it’d be fun to frame some – maybe even embroider a little note on the typewriter or notepad fabrics.

    Super fun prints!!

  66. Terry says:

    I’d love to frame some to hang on the wall and make matching pillows. Love the designs and colors..thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  67. bee says:

    cute! these would be fun zip bags or office decor – mug rugs, keychains, pin cushion.

  68. Linda says:

    I’d make a patchwork tote to carry my laptop, notebook, etc. around in.

  69. Heather says:

    I’m thinking either a quilt, or some cute little drawstring bags or reusable shopping bags.

  70. Ellen M. says:

    I would definitely use it for a paper pad holder, and a zip pencil bag to go with it (a Christmas present perhaps?!). Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric!

  71. Nicole G says:

    What fabulous fabric! I would make some sort of tote bag, purse or zipper clutch. That way it would get lots of exposure vs. a pillow that would only sit on my sofa. I would want plenty of people to see the cool fabric. Thx for the chance – great giveaway.

  72. Jenn says:

    Without a doubt, journal covers. I would love to use these for Christmas presents this year!

  73. Debby says:

    journal covers. Love this fabric. I am going to purchase some as soon as it comes out.

  74. Amy C says:

    Oh this is great fabric – I would make the ‘Idea Pouch’ by Michelle Patterns/Keyka Lou. I’ve been waiting for just teh right (or write) fabric for it and this would be perfect!!

  75. Katy says:

    I’d like to figure out some way to turn it into a noticeboard, so it was always on display near my desk. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  76. Patty says:

    I would make a wall hanging for my office. This fabric line is so cute! I could make bags too for the grandchildren’s books.

  77. Diana says:

    I love this collection! I would make some wristlets 😀

  78. Marjorie Nath says:

    I would use it to make some baskets for my computer desk to get things a bit organized. I love all of these fabrics especially the typewriters. Reminds me of typing class in high school (when we had manual & electric typewriters to practice on)

  79. Laurie says:

    This a very cute collection! I think it would be great for a library book bag for my kids.

  80. katie says:

    I would use some for an I-spy quilt and some for an iPad cover! thanks!

  81. Norma says:

    I really love this collection I pinned it as soon as I found it some weeks ago. I’ll sew some cases /sleeves for cell phones, iPads and laptops.

  82. Carmen says:

    This fabric would make cute teacher gifts!

  83. Cheryl says:

    I would use them to make a new ipad case.

  84. Heather says:

    This fabric is perfect to make some little cases for my son’s tablet and office stuff. He is a quilt designer that works from home and he loves Retro. Perfect!

  85. Margaret says:

    I would make a bunch of zippy pouches for Christmas presents.

  86. Mónica says:

    I love this fabrics! Specially this with the glasses… I´d make some cases for my gadgets, Ipad, Reader, etc. And consmetic bags, too. Because, as Marian says on the firs comment, “this is the perfect fabric I’d want to carry around with me all the time”!!

  87. Linda R. says:

    Love this fabric!!! I would make a book bag!!!

  88. I have two plans for this line, at least. I love everything about it. First, I’d make a bag! I haven’t made one yet and this is the perfect fabric I’d want to carry around with me all the time!

    The other would be a journal cover. I love to write and am thrilled to see fabric like this that appeals to another hobby of mine! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway, my fingers and toes are crossed!!

  89. Julie says:

    I’m thinking along the same lines as some of the others, either some kind of journal cover or ipad case would be fun with these!

  90. JLVerde says:

    I’d love to include it a postage stamp quilt I’m collecting fabrics for.

  91. Carla G says:

    What cute fabric! I would make pouches and pencil cases. And one of the paper clips fabrics would definately be for a pencil case for my son as he loves to play with paper clips. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  92. SewLindaAnn says:

    I have a friend who works as a Receptionist. I would love to patchwork the squares together and make a wonderful bag for work. Something along the lines of Amy Butler’s Weekender, but smaller. If there were any pieces leftover I ‘d make a cute wristlet for me.

  93. I’m thinking a laptop or iPad case! Those fabrics are just darling!

  94. Jennie P. says:

    I could use these to make ipad covers or tablet covers. Love the fabric! Thanks for the chance!

  95. Gill says:

    What fabulous prints!
    I would make pouches and journal covers!

  96. ~Michelle~ says:

    Pencil bags would be super cute!

  97. Maureen says:

    I am IN LOVE with these patterns! I would use some of them in my art journal because I worked in offices all my life and used all these things! They would also make neat bookmarks, journal covers and eyeglass/pencil cases. I just adore them!

  98. Genevieve says:

    This fabric would be perfect to make a tote to give to a secretary! So cool! thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Becky Greene says:

    I was thinking of journal covers, too. Lap quilts are always a favorite of mine, though.

  100. Margaret says:

    I’m seeing a laptop case and some zipper pouches….

  101. Jenny G. says:

    I’d definitely make a quilt for my husband. Writing is his hobby, so I think he’d love this!

  102. Amy B. says:

    I would make some cute pencil cases and zippy pouches for Christmas presents! Such great fabric!

  103. Lori Smanski says:

    I have a friend who was a secretary for many years. This would make a fantastic quilt for her. Thanks for a chance to win

  104. Carrie L says:

    I’d probably use them with other fabrics to make a quilt. They’re really cute!

  105. SewCalGal says:

    I’d definitely like to use it it to make a tote that I could take my computer and office items to & from work/home/consulting. Love it.


  106. I’ve loved seeing all of the Weekender pictures popping up- maybe I’d try my hand at one of those! Thanks for the opportunity!

  107. Bea says:

    I know exactly what I would do if I win: zippy pouches, journal covers… love it! Thanks for the chance :)

  108. Deanna says:

    I think these would be perfect for zip pouches or notebook covers. Or just to look at for a while…

  109. Margaret says:

    I would make a journal cover, iPad cover and maybe a mug rug for my daughter to use in her office. What fun prints.

  110. Sandra :) says:

    My first thought was that these would be perfect for patchworked zipper bags, but I could also see them in a really cool retro apron!

  111. Lisa Marie says:

    Very cute! I’d like them for little pouches, and of course an eyeglass case from the print with the glasses.

  112. Jennifer says:

    I think a journal cover would be perfect out of these!

  113. Mike Pearson says:

    Hmmm… I would make a placemat to take to work and eat my lunch on…. or a cool mobile device cover (like for a tablet)… btw… I also shared your giveaway :) http://onestopgiveawayshop.blogspot.com/2012/10/type-by-julia-rothman-preview-giveaway.html

  114. Haley says:

    I think a cute little tote would be nice!

  115. Oh, these prints are adorable! Wouldn’t they make a cute scrappy journal cover? :) Thanks for the chance to win!