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!

137 comments on “On the 6th Day of Christmas

  1. Nati says:

    Great idea, I would definitely like Santa to leave this in my stocking! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. These look interesting. Thanks for having a give away.

  3. One of those, why didn’t I think of this ideas! Thanks for chance to win.

  4. Di says:

    Great idea! Every quilter needs her buddies, and swatch buddies look wonderful!

  5. sue viall says:

    When I shop for a companion fabric , people aske if I am color blind ,,,,

  6. shez says:

    i would be very pleased if santa left this in my stocking what a fantastic idea and i am a happy follower.xx

  7. Unknown says:

    Buddies and quilting…who could ask for more? Thanks for the opportunity to win swatch buddies!

  8. Lesley says:

    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!!

  9. Karen M says:

    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.

  10. Nancyz says:

    This would definitely help organize my stash and my future purchases! Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Karen says:

    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!!

  12. Sandy D says:

    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.

  13. Laurie says:

    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!


  14. Mommarock says:

    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!

  15. Donna says:

    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!

  16. KatheG says:

    I have on my list of things that need to be done to set up a fabric portfolio and would love to have these to help me along. Thanks.

  17. Mama Spark says:

    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??

  18. Johanna says:

    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).

  19. Colleen says:

    Oh Santa…my swatch book is overflowing so this would make swatching a whole lot easier for me!

  20. Amy says:

    This would be a great way to keep track of what I have!

  21. Gill says:

    What a great idea!
    Why didn’t I think of this???

  22. tpott says:

    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. ;->

  23. Stacey says:

    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.

  24. Kathy says:

    Absolutely wonderful. I think I need that. Hope Santa leaves it in my stocking. Love it…

  25. tjm24271 says:

    Oh man I am going to need a LOT of swatch buddies for all my stash. I hope Santa has a “big” bag full for me..LOL

  26. Ruth K says:

    Sure beats carrying the precuts with me like I did yesterday. I would love to have this!
    rmk815 at gmail dot com

  27. This is a wonderful idea. It would be a lot nicer than dragging around baggies full of loose swatches!

  28. LucyL says:

    Great idea! I need one of this too!

  29. Donna G. says:

    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).

  30. gccmom says:

    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!

  31. seriously, who doesn’t need this? I hate it when you get to the store and realize there’s 50 blues that look the same 🙂

  32. stockswife says:

    I would love to have this…it would make shopping so much easier

  33. Tina O. says:

    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.

  34. Allison C says:

    My memory is horrible and I could really use this!

  35. 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!

  36. M.W. says:

    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.

  37. Sandra says:

    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.

  38. Pat S. says:

    What a great idea! This would be sew much prettier than the paint samples that I now carry in my purse for matching fabrics!

  39. Terri U says:

    I think that this might come in handy.

  40. Gina S. says:

    I’m the worst at matching up my fabrics and this would help a lot.

  41. Carla says:

    What a fabulous idea! I would love Santa to help keep me organized.

  42. SIMPLESEW says:

    Because I am so un organized….. I have to use the bella card or have someone pick out my fabrics

  43. Laura says:

    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.

  44. Diane Grothe says:

    Fantastic idea! I am forever looking for a piece of this or that to do a project. And some times it is so hard to communicate what you are looking for.

  45. Linda says:

    Great idea! I’m always dragging all my fabric to the quilt shop.

  46. That is a smart idea! We do the same thing when redecorating, don’t we? Amazing how many things could live an alternative lifestyle for a seamstress 🙂

  47. Lynne says:

    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.

  48. Rio McCarthy says:

    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!

  49. CLS says:

    How lovely it would be to receive this set in my stocking. No one can be too organized.

  50. marie says:

    Would love to have some of these, would make finding fabric so much easier

  51. pkrueger says:

    Love this idea and would love to find some of these in my stocking!

  52. Julee says:

    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.

  53. dyannec says:

    if i win this, i’d have no excuse to forget what fabrics i’m shopping for

  54. Connie says:

    Just maybe I might get my fabric organized with these. Then I would know what I have at home when I go shopping for more. lol

  55. Lisas Mom says:

    This “Buddy” would be great to take on Shop Hops because I have been known to buy the same fabric I have at home in my stash. 🙂

  56. sharon says:

    I would love this. Please put in my stocking.

  57. 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

  58. giddy99 says:

    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)! 🙂

  59. PamD says:

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

  60. Jennifer says:

    I would love for santa to leave me this so I don’t forget what I’m supposed to be buying. I’m easily distracted by beautiful fabric.

  61. 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!

  62. Lori H says:

    Santa, this is an awesome gift because I never have my fabric with me when I need it!

  63. Oh Santa would be much loved (not that he isn’t already) if he left those in my stocking! Just what I need!

  64. Think my husband would love these as he tries to keep me and my stash organized. Would bring him peace and joy!

  65. 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.

  66. Laura says:

    Clever idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. A-C Family says:

    WOW what a great idea. I would LOVE one of these for Christmas. Thanks so much for the change to win 🙂

  68. Kathy MacKie says:

    What a great idea, count me in!

  69. This is such a perfect stocking stuffer!! I really hope to be able to stuff it in my mom’s stocking 🙂

  70. 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 🙂

  71. mary mahoo says:

    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

  72. 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!

  73. annemarie says:

    How neat this is – I want Santa to bring me one so I can gaze at the beauty of the swatches.

  74. Andra says:

    These are on my list, but if Santa wants to bring them that would be great:) THanks!

  75. 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.

  76. Cindi says:

    Love the idea! How handy would that be.

  77. sewkell says:

    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.

  78. Kristy says:

    Oh my goodness! What a fabulous idea! This would be such a time and money saver, would love to win! Thanks for the chance! 🙂

  79. 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.

  80. jules says:

    What a useful little gadget. I’d love to find one of these in my stocking.

  81. What a Brillant/Great Idea. No more finding swatches in my pockets to match. All organized and in one place. Please Santa.

  82. Christine M says:

    What a great idea. I tend to put tiny sample pieces in my bag which then get lost.

  83. hueisei says:

    I am poor on fabrics colors selection. I hope this brilliant tool will help me to do it.

  84. angbart says:

    Great idea! Anything to help keep my fabric organized and aid my memory is welcome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  85. Abbigail says:

    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

  86. Kristy says:

    I NEED Santa to leave a Swatch Buddy in my stocking….my mind is busy with so much else that I need all the help I can get! Kristy

  87. Barbara McD says:

    I would (almost) take something OUT of my stocking to make room for these babies! What a great gift they would make!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  88. Linda says:

    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!

  89. Caroline says:

    What a great idea:) would love to win one!

  90. Deb R says:

    what a fantastic idea, would stop me having snippets of fabric floating in my wallet lol; thanks for the chance in the giveaway

  91. Patrice says:

    Oh my Goodness these are awesome!!! I would love these to keep me organized!!!

  92. LeAnne says:

    These would come in so handy when I’m looking for coordinating fabrics.

  93. ozone3 says:

    This would definitely help organize my stash and my future purchases! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  94. bee says:

    this is great! it would keep me from carrying big pieces of fabric to the store to match colors or find more yardage.

  95. Vio says:

    Such a great idea! Way more cute than the piece of paper I usually carry around.

  96. Chris S says:

    Oh I would LOVE this! I’m fairly new to quilting and still finding my organization.

  97. bairdmtn says:

    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!!

  98. Such a great organizing idea!

  99. Jane P says:

    I love this, I am always digging in my pocket or bottom of my purse for my little scraps of fabric to match

  100. Mimi says:

    Fantastic idea!!! Thanks for the chance!

  101. Kim Lapacek says:

    These would be incredible! So much fun and a great thing to have for my fabric collection!

    lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

  102. Amy DeCesare says:

    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!

  103. kbzelazny says:

    What a great idea!! I would love this to help me be better organized. Thanks so much for the chance!

  104. teachpany says:

    This is such a great idea, and would help me finish some quilts, because the little swatch I cut gets lost in my purse. I need this from Santa!

  105. Aunt Jill says:

    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!

  106. Sally Hurst says:

    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.

  107. Willa says:

    Great idea! I tend to do a good job carrying color in my head if I can get it fixed there. This would be a surer thing.

  108. Rachelle says:

    That would be so handy when I go to the local quilt shop so the fabric I get does actually work in with the stuff at home

  109. I would love love a swatch buddy. I need something to carry my stash so I can easily match when I am out and about.

  110. What a smart idea–I think I need a set of these!

  111. Ann says:

    Oh Santa, would love a set of swatch buddies! Don’t you think they are better than making a list?

  112. Shannon says:

    Oh wow!!! What a very cool idea!!! I’d love to win one for my dear, sweet mother-in-law (or keep it and order her one). Thank you!

  113. Susan says:

    What a great idea! Using that I wouldnt buy the same fabric more than once.

  114. I’d love to have this in my Christmas sock…looks like a good way to keep fabric organized so you buy the right matches. Thanks for putting my name in the hat.

  115. Beth says:

    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.

  116. Kathy says:

    Oh how I would love this gift. Hope Santa gets it for me…
    Thank you for the chance to win it…

  117. Sandra says:

    Thank you Santa. That’s a great gift!

  118. Oh Santa! Please bring me this gift and help me gain control of my stash!

  119. Amy Losordo says:

    Swatch buddies would lighten my load when working on a specific project. I am collecting polka dots and sometimes forget what I have.

  120. Vicky says:

    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!

  121. Rhonda D. says:

    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!

  122. these little stash tags look like a great way to keep your sanity when your shopping for a particular fabric line or trying to match colors.

  123. scottylover says:

    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

  124. LJ says:

    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.

  125. Jenn Morale says:

    Who wouldn’t need these. Especially when matching colors. Or for heaven sake. Keep from buying multiples of the same fabric. – done so many times

  126. JJ says:

    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.

  127. Love this! Thanks for a chance to try it out.

  128. jennyg says:

    Because I always end up going to the fabric store without the fabric and end up with something the wrong shade !

  129. Sue Bone says:

    A greta idea, but I’d need a few refill packs. 🙂

  130. Unknown says:

    I’d love Santa to leave this is my stocking – maybe it would help me be more organized in my shopping. 😉

  131. Lynn S says:

    Fun, fun, fun—and what a great idea to help my memory

  132. Andrea says:

    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.

  133. Klb61751 says:

    How clever! Love it. I always have several projects going at once.

  134. Susan Kelton says:

    How perfect is this?! I really need one. I’ve been good Santa. : ) And thank you for the great opportunity to win this!

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