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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Updates, Updates, Updates! (Giveaway CLOSED)




Hey Readers! Well we have big updates at Westminster Fibers that involves our FreeSpirit website. If you have not been to the FreeSpirit site in a while, it's time to stop by because we have made many updates that makes the website more eye-catching, and easier to navigate. Also, a HUGE addition as well!

We wanted to not only show our fabrics, but also show what you can do with the fabric. On the homepage, pictures will fade in and out of finished projects using our new fabric collections, with swatches beside the projects. Also, we have added some 'sort' features that will help you find your favorite collections fast. Last but not least, we have our Westminster Fibers Finished Products on the website as well! This includes Umbrellas, Fabricware, Fleece Kits, Backpacks and Reading Glasses with many more additions on the way.


Due to the Finished Product addition on the website, we are giving away this large Fabricware tray! So post your comments on what you think about the website makeover and we will randomly pick a winner on Thursday, June 11th! Enjoy the website and good luck!

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56 comments:

Jennifer Chick-Gray said...

What a great update to your website. I go often to check out what is new and exciting in the fabric world

Stephanie said...

I love the intro. Extremely attractive and eye catching. I really like the fade out part and you can't go wrong with pink. Also lots of great fabrics as usual!

Rachael Adele said...

Thanks for being so generous! I love your website.

Molly said...

that tray shows off one of my favorite AMH prints ever!

foofanagle said...

I love the new site. It's so easy to look at all of the prints from a fabric line. My only wish is that you had that info available for older lines (that way it's easier for me to figure out what I need to track down!) :)

Tabbi said...

Oh that is so much better than it used to be, I will have a lot more fun browsing on this site--thanks for all the hard work!

Shannon said...

I like the website changes. It's very cool to see the swatches next to an "action" shot. :)

White Way to Light said...

All I can say is WOW! The new changes look amazing! :) Great job!!!

Cynthia said...

I really like the new look, it seems more interesting and easier to navigate.

Katie said...

Love the New Updates! The finished products line is Dee-lish, and I like the shape of the fabric swatches, makes it "sew" much easier! Your website went from fun to Fab!

Amy said...

Very nice updates all over, and I love the look of your site. The fabricware products are amazing.

Martha said...

The website looks great!

Thanks for the giveaway.

quilt taffy said...

So so nice, thanks for the inspiration - that always helps.

janssendesigns said...

The intro page is a wonderful improvement! Love how it rotates through pics of a few new collections. It is sad to see older lines no longer shown under recent collections though, like Flea Market Fancy. It was a good reference when looking for out of print fabrics.
Thanks!

septemberbird said...

Wonderful site ~ I'll be bookmarking it for sure. Love the info on the designers and the vast array of fabric lines.
thanks for offering this giveaway!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I think the new design is great. Is there a place where we can download jpg's of the fabrics for use in EQ6?? I looked throughout the site, but didn't see that option. Am I missing it?

Tanya said...

Love the new look, especially the projects/swatches in the intro. Inspiring. :)

Michaele said...

I love to browse on your new website. You have great designers and great fabrics. It is a good idea to show the new designs in the intro.

Rafael's Mum said...

Hi ! Count me out for the tray, as I'm in the UK and I know all about heavy items, postage and customs !! I will wait for a fabric one and flat rate envelopes... much easier !

Just wanted to say I love the new look and enjoy reading your website. I have recently started to order my fabrics from the US.. after seeing lovely fabrics on the web and getting frustrated not being able to get them in the UK, I have relented !

Great to see all those lovely fabrics on your site ! More on my wishlist !

Ashley said...

I love the changes - looks great! I agree with foofanagle - being able to see pictures of the older lines would be helpful for those of us who are obsessed with fabrics that are out of print!
Thanks for the giveaway - I love those trays!

Vanessa K. said...

I love seeing finished products.... EYEGLASSES??? COOL!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love the new changes! I'm curious to know where to buy the finished products - so fun!

Anonymous said...

SOOOO much better, more inviting...like a living room!)

jerseystitcher said...

I love how you've set up the collection pages with the featured free pattern on each. And the pages load quickly too...the better to see all those gorgeous fabrics with!

Kim

Sarah said...

Free Spirit has made so many wonderful new changes and new products.

melonkelli said...

The page is much easier to navigate! I can find just what I need.

Tammy said...

Loving the website makeover. It's so hip, so colorful, and so inspiring! And as always, love your fabrics and designers! Great job!!

jane m said...

love the look of the blog! the swatch gallery is wonderful, easy,and fast. it's fun to see a quilt made with each line.

ang :o) said...

LOVE IT! Very bright and cheerful!

That tray is fabulous.

Amber said...

I love the update - it looks amazing - the designers page is great!

Virginia said...

You guys have by far the best fabric ever. If I only sewed with Free Spirit fabric for the rest of my life I'd be a very happy gal!

Marcia P said...

I appreciate the update to your website. I especially like being able to see a line of fabric with the corresponding pattern. May I add a suggestion? When I like a line of fabric I like to print the entire line, idealy on one page. That way I can pick a pattern and note on each swatch how much I have or need to get of each fabric. I will use the favorite function but would like the ability to go straight to an entire page with all fabrics offered in a line. Thanks for listening!

mrac said...

great updates to the website. Love your fabric, keep up the good work!

Sidetail said...

I love the updates! It's so nice to see ideas of what has been done with the fabric lines. Then I can integrate those ideas with my own!

GloJoeSews said...

I agree with foofanagle. I like that I can see your fabric lines but want to see the past ones. I came to your site after seeing Heather Ross' Lightning Bugs and WANTING SO BADLY to find some of the fabric so I could buy it! Can you include your past lines and any info on how to purchase? Otherwise, lovely site. Oh, and like the fabric swatches.

the Campfollower said...

The new intro looks great. The white text is a bit difficult to read on the pale background. Other than that I love it as usual!

Rebecca said...

I love it! Nice job!!

Melisa @ Sweet Home said...

The intro is very fresh looking, and the finished project ideas are particularly helpful. I like that you've added the finished products section, too.

Linda said...

I have to agree with Stephanie, you just can't go wrong with pink. Love the way we can see fabrics at a glance with the fade in and out feature.

the sandwich maker said...

Very nice update visually, although the site was giving me some fits using Mozilla. Could just be me.

Love the Fabricware and the free patterns!

Chicago Sarah said...

The intro pics are gorgeous! :) Always fun to look at any of your fabrics...

She said...

Great updates!

hilary said...

Well done - congrats on the new site!

Anonymous said...

Wow. Very easy to navigate, and the downloads seem faster too. I love Free Spirit fabrics and use them quite a bit! That tray is FAB.

Becky B.

Kaye Prince said...

Beautiful update! I really like that new feature on the front page that shows finished products and I like the easy links underneath. Many of my favourite designers are Free Spirit and I really appreciate being able to navigate your site easily, especially when it comes to finding new designers to fall in love with ;)

Thanks for the great giveaway!

angela said...

The intro is great. Very easy to navigate. I can't wait to get some of the fabricware!!! It looks awesome!

Kait Emerson Designs said...

Love the new Modern look. I just LOVE Free Spirit Fabric so many of my fav designers are here. And that tray is to dye for. Thumbs up to a job well done!

Melissa said...

Very nice and easy to use.

carmel said...

wow!!! looks great! so pink!! and so bright! i love your style!!!

Jennifer said...

Great update! And I'll take one of each pillow on that pink striped chair. :) But then again, I'd take the chair too.

Tammy said...

the update is great. I found so many things that I hadn't seen before - I don't know if they are new or if the items are just easier to find now. I love the 'finished products' category. Y'all have some terrific items available. I particularly like the tray that will be the prize for this giveaway. V. cool. I also like the opening page, with the different fabrics and designs showing up. Anyhow, nice job!

epban said...

Great new look! Can't wait to peruse the site after work!

Rachel said...

This is my first time to your site, but it looks great! Nice sharp pictures.

Country Mouse said...

Beautifully done! Love the new additions!

kevnjacks said...

Ooo...lots of eye candy! I love the project ideas section! :)

kitkabbit said...

I think the new site is great- the look is very stylish-- flash intro is very cool and interactive. The links I like to check out most often are easy to get to and right there on the front page. I would hope maybe you can make the archived collections available like all the Denyse Schmidt collections I love and some of the other favorites!!