Have I got news for you. (And fabric! Liberty of London fabric!)
A week ago, I'd never heard of Massdrop. Then, a curious email popped up in my inbox asking if I would give away a FQ bundle of Liberty Tana Lawns right here on the blog. And just like that, Massdrop became a lot more interesting ;o)
So, what is it?
In their words—they are providing the goods for this post, after all—Massdrop is a private sale website that organizes group-buys for different online communities. In the past, they've worked with different groups like audio enthusiasts, scrapbookers, boardgamers and kitchen gadgeteers to help them get great products at wholesale prices.
In my words? They're us. We join, we starts polls based on what we're interested in (you can bet I've already started one for oakshott), we get our friends to jump on the bandwagon (because really, is there anyone better at that than we are?), and then Massdrop organizes a group buy (they call them "drops") for whatever it is that we're willing to band together to get. Sewing machines? Thread? (It's Aurifil!) Fabric? The world is our oyster. Massdrop is our co-op. (Not technically, but you get the point).
Also, they're really quite nice and friendly. As some of you may know, I tend to ask lots of questions. Gmail tells me there've already been over a dozen emails back and forth with them over the past week; turns out they're just as excited about having Liberty on the site as I am. And if it goes well (nudge nudge), Liberty of London will start making a regular appearance(!) Because who doesn't need a little more liberty in their life?
To kick things off, they're offering two "drops." One is for a ten print bundle (the fabric that appears throughout this post). The standard option is FQ but you can switch to half yards or fat eighths, too. The other is for larger cuts (min. 1m) of your choosing from 18 prints (the 3 meter bundle option). Have some friends who are interested in starting a collection, too? You can pool together or each buy three different prints to assemble your own little bundles. Bonus? The more people who sign up, the lower the price. So go check them out! (Registration is free, just sign up with email or sign in with facebook).
So. ABOUT THAT GIVEAWAY.
To win the bundle of your choosing—fat quarter or 3 meter—just leave a comment below. Not sure what to say? Why don't you tell me what *you* would like to see on Massdrop. Spread the word on instagram (I'm @nohatsquilts) or facebook (I'm basically a ghost over there) for a second chance to win (be sure to come back and leave a second comment here so I know to count you twice).
I'll be announcing a winner on Wednesday night. You know, so there's still time for you to join in ;)
In the interest of full disclosure, Massdrop provided the bundle pictured above. As always, I only work with companies and products in which I believe, and the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.