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Llama/Alpaca fabric giveaway!

Apr 29, 2016 | A day in my life, Blog, Competitions & Giveaways

When I was at Houston Quilt Market last October my booth was across the way from an interesting guy  – Edward Soloway from Marcie Designs Inc in New York. At first I thought he was selling fabrics and I was really excited because I thought they would look awesome made up as Funky Friends toys, but it turns out…

these are NOT fabrics?

Marcie Designs Inc New York

What I thought were fabrics were actually ready-to-buy DESIGNS which Marcie Designs creates and sells which can then be turned into fabric, clothing items, home decor items and even stationery items some day!

So it seems I just have to be patient!

Edward has been to many markets so I decided to pick his brain about what designs are hip and happening right now (he said – owls and foxes) and what he thinks is going to be trending next. I can’t show you any of the designs he showed me because of copyright issues so here is a brief glimpse… can you tell what it is?

It’s a LLAMA!!!

copyrighted llama fabric design

 I was so excited by the gorgeous alpaca and llama fabrics that I went on the hunt for some I could buy to inspire my Llama and Alpaca Pattern. I didn’t end up using the fabric I found because I went with matching pink and green Melly and Me fabric from Riley Blake instead!

Riley Blake fabric alpaca llama toy pattern

So for my FRIDAY FRENZY I am having a fabric giveaway for you to win the alpaca fabric I found at Quilt Market and my Llama and Alpaca Pattern! … Yeeeeehar!

What can you WIN?

The alpaca fabric you see in the photo below PLUS my Llama and Alpaca Pattern. (If you have bought it already you can choose another Funky Friends Factory PATTERN instead!

alpaca fabric


All you need to do is leave me a comment below to let me know which you would make – a llama or an alpaca?

That’s it! There’s nothing to buy and EVERYONE is welcome to enter. So leave a comment below to enter NOW!

*** The winner will be drawn on Monday 2nd of May 2016 using random.org and notified by email.***


Good luck everyone!!!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.

Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


  1. Jeannie

    Ooh! Such cute fabric! It’s hard to choose between the Alpaca and the Llama! They are both cute! I would make the Alpaca!

  2. Bethany Cochrane

    Cute fabric!
    I would make an alpaca because they are ADORABLE!!!(and so is the pattern!!!)

  3. Jenny C

    I love them both. Alpaca’s have the most gorgeous eyes. But I think I would make the Llama first!

  4. Deb Bieman

    Well, as I already told you a few days ago in another section of your site I just saw a real alpaca and llama this Sunday. The alpaca had such pretty eyes and was so cute but I was really taken by the llama, too, who we (my husband and I, and our pup) were able to get even closer to and it was so cute how she/he perked up and seemed so interested in our pup. I’d obviously make both with the pattern but I’d probably make the llama first as I like the longer ears more and also because my husband’s middle name is Lloyd, too!

  5. Emily

    I would choose to make both!! After all, you can never have too many stuffed animals!!
    Love the patterns, and the fabric too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Marcy

    Llama for sure! But the Alpaca would be made shortly after I am sure!

  7. Steff

    The llama for my little drama llama 😀

    Though I would have to make the alpaca as a friend for llama too!

  8. Trinity Perona

    Wow! What an adorable fabric! I think it would look lovely on either of them, so I am going to say that i would make the Llama first and then I would make the Alpaca too! Llama would look really awesome in Llama fabric!

  9. Sammy-Jo Foster

    I would make the alpaca first but the lllama would he made after i found some gorgeous fabric ( it’s hard to find a good retailer of fabric here in the UK ) thanks for the chance to enter


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