Apparently it’s Man-Titty Friday

Thanks to the many many readers who forwarded me a link to this majestic bit of fabric. Were I a more crafty sort, that would be ALL OVER my house, my bod, and possibly my car. Definitely the dog, too. (Poor Logan). Because really, the only way to celebrate that much bad taste in one place is to absolutely revel in it. Hilarity is only more hilarious when applied with a trowel, no?

Speaking of trowel, the host of that thar blog, Crazy Aunt Purl, also wrote a book last year about being divorced, covered in cat hair, and shamelessly addicted to knitting. My kind of gal. Go on with your bad self, Ms. Purl. I dare you to knit yourself a buxom fireman.

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    SonomaLass says:

    Um, was gonna post the man-titty cake here, but I see you already did that in the earlier post.  Ugh, no coffee yet!

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    Angela James says:

    I think that’s Alexander Henry fabric. He makes some really fun fabrics. I’ve seen that one when I was shopping for fabric on ebay. He also has a construction worker fabric and an outdoor man fabric.

    Oh here, I went to look to see, here’s the link for other man-titty fabric as well as pin-up girl fabric. I think they’re fun but I could never decide what I would make with them, so I’ve never bought one.

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    Molly Montgomery says:

    A friend told me about this stuff. Visit to see and buy:
    http://buyfabricsonline.com/catalog/default.php/cPath/26_36

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    Angela James says:

    Thinking more about Alexander Henry, his fabrics are really fabulous in person. I own a laptop bag made of “Inked” and I recently made a backsack for a friend from “Dark Angels”. They’re amazing to see in person, because they’re fun and have great detail. I’d imagine the man titty ones are no different.

    Maybe you should have a pair of lounge pants made up from that fabric, Sarah ;)

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    Jules Jones says:

    I’ve got several metres of the gay cowboy version, waiting for me to think of something to do with it.  LM Prieto and I saw it in the window of our local quilting shop, went in to ask “how much” and were told that it was constantly on back order as it was so popular. :-)

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    Heather says:

    I was once at a quilt show and saw an entire king sized quilt made up of the cowboy equivalant of the fireman fabric. It even had matching pillowcases. It was $500.00. The fact that I briefly considered it says a lot about me. But I decided they’d have to be naked for 500.00.

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    Samantha says:

    I also have the cop, cowboy, police, and UPS versions of the fabric.  I’ve made tote bags and paperback book covers with mine.

    I work with a fabulous gay man, Patrick, when I showed him the fabric, he ordered a bunch and had someone make pjs for him out of it.

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    Rosemary says:

    I have pillow cases made out of gay surfers.

    My mom’s a quilter and I forced her to make them for me. 
    http://www.angelfire.com/crazy2/zevelyn/fabric14.jpg

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    Silver James says:

    Dude! If the firefighters I worked with had looked like that, I would NEVER have retired and those 24-hour shifts would have taken on a whole new meaning!

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    Diane/Anonym2857 says:

    I’ve seen this collection around for a couple of years now, and know a few people who’ve made totes and other things with it.  The studly cowboys are the cheesi-best, IMO.  I learned something about myself, tho… 

    While I am, for the most part, resigned and/or comfortable being seen with a man-titty cover on a book in a public place, I cringe at the idea of being seen with these cheesy fabrics! I’m not sure what that says about me, but there you have it. :shrug: They just violate my fabric fashion sense, I guess.

    I do, however, have a very cool fabric in similar style. It’s got great artwork of Elvis throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s. I’d link a photo, but it’s been in my stash for so many years, it’s OOP and not available online.  But trust me, it’s a killer.  I am planning to stack-n-whack it into kaleidoscope quilt some day. I figure when I do, it will either be a spectacular success or an abysmal failure. The jury will be out until I get to whacking, tho.

    Diane

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    Tina C. says:

    Oh here, I went to look to see, here’s the link for other man-titty fabric as well as pin-up girl fabric.

    I loved the Vargas-like “Phil’s Drive In”, but I just can’t figure out what the heck I’d use it for.  Perhaps pull it tight over a frame and hang it as artwork, but I don’t have a room that it would work in as that, either.

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    Cat Marsters says:

    Hmm.  I was looking at corset patterns the other day.  Fireman corset?  Bring it!

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    Cor says:

    Oh. My. God. I need this fabric!

    I need to make a new pair of bloomers (don’t ask…). That would be perfect! (insert massive fabric lust now)

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