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Comment on the blog or on Twitter for your chance to win 3 yards of fabric from the “Calypso Swing” collection at Free Spirit, designed by Mark Cesarik!

Calypso Swing is a fun, vibrant and bold collection of prints, perfect for skirts, home decor or whatever you else you think needs a little pop! Until Tuesday, February 15th you could win one yard of the Rhythmic Toss and two yards of Tap, featured in the image above.

To enter, connect with us on Twitter or comment on this blog, then answer the following question: What would you create with this fabulous collection of fabric?

Cara, Mark’s fiance, has featured some of her cool project ideas using the Free Spirit fabric collection in her profile. Check them out for some awesome DIY inspiration, including her tutorial for a “Hostess with the Mostess” apron! For more tutorials and information, take a look at their official fan blog.

When submitting an answer via Twitter, be sure to include the @BurdaStyle tag and the hashtag #comment2win

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Feb 11, 2011, 12.45 AMby graveflower

    I would create a basic corset dress. I’ve been needing one of those for a while.

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    Feb 11, 2011, 12.37 AMby Keely Shaw

    There would be some really cute dresses on some really cute little girls that I know :)

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    Feb 11, 2011, 12.26 AMby balduffington

    I’d make a duvet cover!

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    Feb 11, 2011, 12.21 AMby 10ashus

    My husband gave me the entire loft for My Space -music, art, reading, exercise, sewing, napping, solitude. This may be just what I need to kick off my decorating scheme with an applique pillow. I have never appliqued nor made a pillow nor won a contest. I would need to name it the Beginners Luck Pillow.

    Thank you, Mark, for making this offer available to us. I am happy to discover a designer that likes to coordinate prints.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.47 PMby suebee2

    I want to make a new handbag. I wear a headband often so I feel a matching headband coming on! A hat for summer would just make the whole thing head turning!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.32 PMby momof11

    Not sure if this would become clothing or a quilt. Lovely , fun fabrics. A spring dress/skirt & top. I usually let the fabric inspire me once i have it!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.18 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    I would make a cool couture purse.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.07 PMby Andrea Kincannon

    A long tunic top paired with a short skirt.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 11.07 PMby anysebray

    There is a blouse pattern I’ve had my eye on trying.. this fabric would be lovely!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.48 PMby McKenzie St George

    I would love to win 3 yards of fabric to make dresses for my girls. Something that can be past down through the generations!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.42 PMby Monkeybumsmum

    A realy fitted retro 1950’s style halter dress…I think this fabric would be perfect!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.42 PMby amyadoyzie

    Why, I’d make a dress, of course. Probably some version of the Danielle that’s from this very website.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.35 PMby Kaeli Cookie Madill

    I would create a fun and cute shirt to wear while rollerskating outside this summer

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.30 PMby sewcreates

    I Tote-ally can see the Purse-abilities and am sew sure this fabric is fine with skirting along with the ideas I have top-pling out of my head! I can’t quilt sewing what I mean! I’m just sewing

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.27 PMby barbroyal

    A new dress for ringing in spring… one of my new year’s resolutions was ‘learn to sew scallops properly’… what better inspiration.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.26 PMby vindaviper

    Honestly, I’m torn! Either a lovely handbag and wallet (I’m having wallet issues) OR I may be tempted to just frame it and stare at it! Beautiful fabric, I’d be hard pressed to cut until I’m 1000% sure…)

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.25 PMby Rosie Somers

    would love to make this into a skirt! perhaps one for me and one for my daughter :)

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.20 PMby maidenjane

    I would make a beach tote.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 08.52 PMby kate1313

    I love these fabrics, and these prints are great. My sister has asked me to make her a bag – these fabrics would be fantastic.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 07.12 PMby wzrdreams

    Oooo pretty! I think these would make lovely short summer dresses or tunic… shift shaped and easy!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 06.54 PMby cahnve

    I’d love to make a tailored tunic combining the two fabrics – one fabric for the sleeves/the neckline and the other one for the bodice. Thanks for the opportunity :-) !

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    Feb 10, 2011, 04.23 PMby wendyondesign

    A volumous skirt with a sash-like waistband in the contrasting fabric:-)

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    Feb 10, 2011, 02.40 PMby tievoli

    I would do a new spring outfit- depending on how I could work it out i would love to use the purple for a lining for the “short coat” in the feb. 2010 burda world of fashion. Tievoli

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    Feb 10, 2011, 12.57 PMby PeachRainbow

    I’d love to make a lovely skirt & a blouse :) Thanks for the chance!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 10.20 AMby singultus

    I would make a bag for my drawing markers. And a handbag, maybe a skirt for summer as well.

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    Feb 10, 2011, 09.25 AMby jorik321


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    Feb 10, 2011, 02.14 AMby lookingsewgood

    I would use the Tap fabric on the right to embellish a brown quilted duvet cover, creating an upcycled product. The Rythmic Toss would be awesome pillows. Any extras i would use to decoupage a patterned mural on a wall or make a yo-yo circle.

    thanks for the opportunity!! Alexis

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    Feb 10, 2011, 01.55 AMby laha5822

    In my head, this is already a handbag! In fact, I already have the perfect handles in my sewing room right now!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 01.50 AMby iriswaite

    i see awesome kaleidoscope quilt the symmetry is excellent!

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    Feb 10, 2011, 01.49 AMby artemis-ivorywings

    I would make my mother a dress for my aunt’s wedding.

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