Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway Day!


This giveaway is now closed.
Congratulations to Katie of Katie's Korner for winning the giveaway from A Quilter's Table!
I'm so delighted to have you visit A Quilter's Table!  Do you know it's Giveaway Day on Sew, Mama, SewI'm one of many, many bloggers joining in the fun this week, and it really is all about the giveaways, the blog-hopping, and meeting new bloggers.

The giveaway I'm offering is a fat-quarter bundle of Michael Miller's Mirror Ball Dots. That's 11 FQs, each measuring 18' x 22".
To enter, just leave a comment on this post sharing a recent discovery that you are excited about. It could be a technique, a kind of fabric, a sewing tool, a shop, blog or website that's new to you - something that relates to your sewing, quilting, or crafting. The giveaway will close at 5PM PDT on Friday, May 10, and I'll randomly choose a winner soon after. Any comments that inadvertently get left after 5PM but before I close off the giveaway will not be included. I'm happy to ship international, so everyone's welcome.*Please include an email address in your comment if it is not accessible through your profile. Otherwise, I'll choose a new winner.*


Thanks again for stopping by! If you aren't a regular follower, I hope you visit again soon and join me on my journey of quilting and sharing around the table.

Linking up with Sew, Mama, Sew!

654 comments:

  1. I just discovered a new embroidery blog that was super inspiring! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. Oh, I was just thinking how I would like to get ahold of some of this fabric... Hope I win! Recent discovery? That navy is color I would like to use more in quilts:) It can look so great!

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  3. I just discovered 'The Cloth House' fabric shops (there are two branches) on Berwick Street London - down the street from Liberty's - and I bought clear plastic so I can make an Oyster holder with a clear window. What a discovery!!! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  4. I just discovered the Quilt in a Day flying geese ruler. I love it...makes it so easy. Love your blog, thank you for the wonderful giveaway! stull603@gmail.com

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  5. I recently learned to sew curves! Whoo-hoo!

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  6. Gorgeous giveaway Debbie - I've recently discovered paper piecing after putting it off for a long time!

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  7. I have recently discovered the Northcott Stonehenge fabrics. I really love the variety and how I can mix them in with so much. I am looking forward to the Out of This World Stonehenge line due out later this year which will feature glow in the dark fabrics, something new to me that I think my little boys are going to adore.

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  8. Thanks for the great giveaway! I found a new-to-me blog called Nifty Quilts. She posts about her improvisational quilting- something that really scares me!

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  9. Wow these fabrics are delicious - thanks for sharing. I've had a bias binder tool for ages but never used it until yesterday - now I love it, great for not burning my fingers!

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  10. superb giveaway! I recently found that binding with a 2 1/4 inch binding strips produce a much more professional and neat finish.. I works really well with me.

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  11. Love those mirror balls - thanks for the great giveaway! I just discovered a great blog called Geta Quilts and saw her Together in a Friendship world quilt that just blew my mind.

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  12. And I am a follower, thanks!

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  13. I discovered a lint roller! So useful for all those threads

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  14. My recent discovery is that sewing clothes for kids can be insanely rewarding! I made 3 PJ sets for my nieces. They loved it, and so did their parents :)

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  15. I've had those fabrics on my wishlist for awhile!
    I've just discovered http://ana-white.com/, where she has plans for building the cubby display that is just like the Ikea Expedit that I've been wanting to use for fabric storage. I'm quite excited and am hoping the husband will build it for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Hmmm, what haven't I discovered? My renewed love of Dresdens is keeping me happy at the moment, making some simple baby quilts! I LOVE mirror ball dots, so fingers crossed!

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  17. Love the fabric choices! I recently saw a ruler that goes on your machine called the Angler for better accuracy. It is now on my wish/need to get list! Thanks for the chance.

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  18. I have discovered perle cotton. I don't quite know how to use it yet, but I love it! Oh the texture!!! Lol
    E xx

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  19. Oooh, lots of shiny prettiness!

    My recent fun discovery was long arm quilting, alas, it's rather an expensive discovery ;o)

    Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  20. I just discovered Oliver + S's free bucket hat pattern. Such cuteness!

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  21. I am usually not into being a "block" person - but I made a few X Plus blocks and I can't wait to try more!

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  22. I discovered a love for pastel colors. I am a bright or reproduction girl, so these pastel colors are a big switch for me. Love those dots.

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  23. Damn, I love mirror ball dots! I have just discovered improv piecing and scrap quilting - love it!

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  24. I have recently discovered the joy of mug rugs. Oh yes I did after winning one from Ravelly1. I decided I needed to try these lil bbies myself. Well I made 3 last week and now have another one in progress...Super exciteing to me. Thank you for the chance to enter yoru giveaway. This fabric is grogeous.

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  25. Love those fabrics. I just discovered that I can use a cut piece from a straw to wrap around my bobbin and keep my thread in place.

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  26. These fabrics are gorgeous....what a wonderful giveaway! I am a follower and always love to see what you have been up to!

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  27. Debbie, great fabric you are giving away. I have recently discovered a quilt shop that is a short drive from my house. Uh-oh, both good and bad.

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  28. I love this fabric! As for recent discoveries, I have found that I like to add a bit of hand embroidery to my work. I really enjoy it and I think it adds something special to the quilts!

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  29. I just discovered how fun it is to do the scrappy trip-along....better late than never!

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  30. Thanks for a great giveaway! My best recent discovery is the seamfix seam ripper. It has a rubber tip that you rub over the ripped seam to get all the loose threads out. Then you can just go over your fabric with a lint roller and it's ready to go. I'm not usually one for gimmicks, but I always hated picking out those tiny threads, and this actually works.

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  31. I'm excited that I actually made a bag -- that worked! Thanks for the great giveaway, Debbie!

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  32. Well, believe it or not... I have discovered Pinterest! A bit late I guess, but I love it! Full of hreat quilt tutorials, great place to see what other people make, and easy to save photos that inspire me, of things I want to make.

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  33. I've recently discovered that if I remove 99% of the stuff from my sewing room, I actually get things done! ;)

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  34. lovely giveaway! I am excited about english paper piecing, never knew there were so many shapes you could use!

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  35. I recently discovered EPP. After watching a few YouTube videos, I tried it and now I'm hooked on hexies. When I make a quilt, I think I must make a matching hexie pillow!

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  36. The inboxjaunt.com makes free motion quilting look do-able!

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  37. I recently started making bags - grocery bags, quick and can make a lot of them.

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  38. I am doing a bit of hand embroidery with a new(to me) Japanese book...

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  39. a recent discover is that I just saw a photo on someones blog of a ring that has a little cutter on one end for cutting your threads for hand work, now I need to search and find one.
    thanks for the give away

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  40. I recently read Sunday Morning Quilts and am excited to try a few quilts in there. Scrapper's Delight is first.

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  41. I picked up a stiletto at a local craft show a couple of weeks ago and it is amazing how much better the corners of my pouches are looking (I was using a plastic chopstick)!

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  42. What a great giveaway! I recently discovered the magic of spray starch. It makes everything so crisp and nice!

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  43. I just discovered Clover Wonder Clips! I've seen them all over the web and my local quilt shop had some. They only had the 10 packs so I picked up two. I should have picked up 6 more! lol I really need to get more. I found this cute little bowl to store them in and it's not even half way full. I need to fix this! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Thread Heaven - no more thread tangles.

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  45. I recently discovered that I like embroidering my quilt labels onto the quilt.

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  46. Great giveaway! I recently discovered the Clover metal thimble. I hadn't been able to find a thimble that I was comfortable with so I just hadn't been using one. This has made hand sewing binding much more comfortable!

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  47. I have several new discoveries! I went on Google yesterday and typed in Quilting Blogs...oh boy! It was a treasury trove of quilters and their art...OMG I was online for HOURS! What fun!!!
    And just in case...momacita22[at]yahoo[dot]com.

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  48. I recently discovered that I could use office clips in the medium size to hold my binding as I sew. Less expensive so I don't mind when a few are borrowed or misplaced.

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  49. interlocking rotary cutting mats -- I can use the size I need, and they fit in my quilting bag. thanks for the chance!

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  50. Hi Debbie. What a fabulous give away. I recently discovered Allison's book from Cluck Cluck Sew is available on Amazon. I may have ordered two....

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  51. I love this fabric range - it's so bright and happy. Thanks for offering such a generous giveaway.

    I discovered a new applique book by Piece O'Cake Designs. It's filled with inspiration and I am itching to start a project.

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  52. I discovered Lori Holt's sewing studio!

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  53. I've always had a love for bags. Recently I discovered that I love making my bags rather than purchasing them. I can get exactly what I want by making my own!

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  54. a bunch of people in our guild made pressing tables using tv trays! it's on my to make list.

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  55. This is going to be so nerdy, but ironing seams OPEN!!

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  56. Love the mirror ball fabric! My new discovery is paper piecing. I was always intimidated by it so I have been diving in.

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  57. I love clover wonder clips!

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  58. Love those mirror ball fabrics. I just discovered hand dyeing fabric. It is very addictive.

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  59. I just recently discovered the joy of crazy quilt piecing. No pattern, no plan just grab some scraps and sew. I love it.

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  60. I love those mirror ball dots!!
    I've found two brilliant patterns for children's clothes that turned out perfect!! and were so wearable

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  61. Thread heaven! It's making my cross stitch that much more enjoyable.

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  62. I'm a Disco Queen from Brooklyn- I NEEEED these Mirror Ball Fabrics! I recently learned how to make a Chevron Quilt without using HST's -

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  63. recent discoveries that I am excited about are new small fabric shops in my area and an antique shop that has old quilts. I found out Mt Airy NC has 2 small shops and I have had the luck to visit one of them and they have one of my favorite things -- a scrap bin for buyers to stuff as much fabric into a baggie for only $5

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  64. I've been making softies with button eyes recently, but I ran out of buttons and realized I could use instructions from an old knitting pattern to make cuter eyes out of felt. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Lovely giveaway! I am not sure what new I have discovered but not already shared. My newest thing seems to be instagram, a far easier way to connect when I am sewing but hard to catch up when I am not.

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  66. I just discovered a new way to do ruffles. Sew a zig zag stitch over dental floss (or fishing line) and use a cording foot to keep the floss in place so you don't stitch to it. Then ruffle away!

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  67. Beautiful fabrics! I just recently rediscovered paper piecing. I tried it briefly a few years ago, but forgot how fun it is!

    craftystaci@gmail.com

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  68. I just got my first yard of black yarn dyed Essex linen and I am so excited to work with it!

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  69. I just started doing embroidery and I love adding Pellon SF101 to the back of the fabric, it makes to so easy to do and I use a Frixion pen. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  70. I discovered www.needlenthread.com and they have how-to videos of lots of embroider stitches! So helpful!!

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  71. Dresden plates!! <3

    Elisabeth.woo @ gmail

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  72. I was making oliver + s' Hopscotch skirt for my daughter out of red corduroy. It has a line of buttons down the front to close it and I was really dreading putting those buttonholes in the thick fabric. Then I discovered on someone's blog that she had skipped the buttonholes and just sewed the buttons on through both layers. Since there is elastic on the waistband you don't actually need the buttons to be functional. 1/2 an hour later the skirt was done!

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  73. I just discovered my rolled hem foot while taking a Craftsy class. It's an awesome tool! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  74. Debbie-
    Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite (new) sewing tool is call the little purple thing and is GREAT for pushing out pesky corners. I recently got it at a quilt show and I'm glad I did.

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm excited to see all of the new fabric lines coming out after they are launched at market!

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  76. I just today discovered that I like using my Hera Marker to mark the line for a HSTs - quite a revelation!

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  77. I am excited that you taught me how to paper piece!

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  78. I recently discovered spray basting - so much easier than pins!!

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  79. I discovered how easy it is to add some leather to my handmade projects and how much I love this combo. Your giveaway is gorgeous, thanks for the chance.

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  80. I have recently found great joy in making totally scrappy quilts...usually with a star design of some sort. THanks for the chance to win this awesome bundle of deliciousness!

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  81. Ooo! I love those Mirror Ball Dots! I just this weekend discovered a new-to-me quilt store in my area. Well, it is a 2 hour drive, but a beautiful drive, to the new store, and would be worth the trip for me. They sell modern fabrics and none of the stores close to me does. I won't be going every week to this store, but will try to make it a couple of times a year.

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  82. Well, this just shows how out of touch I am lately! I had no idea that giveaway day was sneaking up on us. :) Oh well, I'll participate this year just by entering...

    I recently discovered Noodlehead's new Super Tote bag pattern and I'm excited to give it a try. I'm going to try QAYG instead of interfacing for the bag panels (I may come to you for pointer!!)

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  83. I just discovered Star Wars Glow in the dark fabrics. Even my hubby was a little excited. Thanks!

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  84. I'm making a quilt for my BFF. Her mom passed away about a month ago. We uses to go blouse shopping for her mom, so i gathered up all those blouses and am making a quilt from them. I've never done anything like this before. I'm having a lot of fun with it and its bringing back a lot of shopping memories.
    Boppiesgirl at gmail dot com

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  85. I have been making yoyos like a fiend and the Clover Quick yoyo maker is a great tool! I am not so quick or neat without it!

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  86. Hand piecing and hexagons! I just started my first hexagon project last night and I'm enjoying the process so much more than I thought I would ♥ Which I am grateful for, I'm definitely all on the hexie bandwagon. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  87. COnstantly discovering new fabric I love. It's a common problem...

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  88. I just tried a drunkard's path variation for a swap pillow this week ~ it was a little scary with all of that curved piecing but I LOVE how it turned out! Thanks for the great giveaway chance!

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  89. recent decovery would be your blog! If it wasn't for Sew Mama, I would have never found this blog. I love the Polaroid quilt! I am now a new follower!

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  90. Thank you for the giveaway! I just learned how to make my own piping :)

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  91. I just recently tried EPP! =) Hexies...too cute. Thank you.

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  92. Not new to me... but always apparent when a pattern doesnt use it... interfacing! I love pellon SF101 personally!

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  93. I have started using Wonder Clips when making bags and totes. They really help to hold bulky seams.

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway! I recently discovered glue stick applique and it's awesome!

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  95. Love those Mirror Balls! Trying to become much more free in my quilt design and enjoy the process.

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  96. I just learned EPP, and I LOVE it! I even just ordered paper hexies so I have a summer project while travelling!

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  97. I'm relatively new to quilting, but I just learned that bias tape (and any fabric cut on the bias) is stretchy. I always thought bias tape was meant to be rigid!

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  98. I'm excited about machine binding instead of hand binding. I was in a time crunch on a baby quilt so I machine quilted the binding and wondered why I had never done it before.

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  99. I recently discovered that paper pieced stars can use up tons of scraps and that makes me happy! Plus I think paper piecing is really fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  100. I've known about Creative Grids rulers, but always considered them to expensive when I can buy rulers at Joann's with a 50%off coupon. Then I used one and the light went on! I hope to transition out my rulers as finances allow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. I am finding that I am enjoying hand quilting more than I thought I would.
    Also, my new sewing machine cuts the thread for me--LOVE THAT!
    lesley209@gmail

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  102. Creative Grids Rulers!! They don't slip!! I love the fabric giveaway. One of my daughter's favorite fabrics!!

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  103. I just ordered 100% Merino wool felt from Felt On The Fly Etsy store. Incredible colors and feel! My problem is, now I don't want to cut into it!!!!! I will have to re-order some to just gaze at lovingly...thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. Gorgeous fabric! Fingers crossed!

    I'm really new to sewing... and most experienced sewers/quilters will laugh... but a couple awesome discoveries for me lately was the purchase of my walking foot and making my own bias binding (and welting)! Thanks :)
    modernmarketingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. ACK! I love Mirrorball Dots!

    I recently discovered that I can indeed fit a full sized quilt in my tiny machine to quilt it. I'm pretty happy about this. But I'm just doing straight lines, I couldn't fmq it.

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  106. These fabrics are gorgeous! A fun discovery for me is that I was very much a traditionalist and am liking more modern, which surprises me! It is good to keep an open mind to new things!

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  107. I just started machine sewing my binding, and while it still looks a bit messy, I'm getting better, and I can't believe how quickly I can finish! (I still love handsewing though!)

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  108. I wouldn't say it's a great discovery but I am really excited to finally own a serger! thanks for the chance to win such fabulous fabric!

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  109. I just learned, that it is totally easy to sew Y-seams :)
    Cool Giveaway!

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  110. technically it's not a "new" discovery since i've had it for awhile, but i just started actually using my hera marker. i bought it to mark clothing patterns originally but i've found that it's super useful for bag sewing and quilts as well.

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  111. I've just discovered Fray Check, what a brilliant idea! Gorgeous fabrics, thanks for the chance

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  112. Great giveaway!!! I watched a paper piecing demo this weekend and may just have to pull out that kit I bought 10 years ago! lol (luckily it's in brights which I still love)

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  113. I'm most excited to have joined the Toronto Modern Quilters Quild

    mcsweeney.erin@gmail.com

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  114. I just discovered that Elmer's (washable) glue is a huge help when sewing on binding to quilts. It eliminates the need for pins or clips and makes sewing that last step of making a quilting a breeze!

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  115. Excited about a new Facebook group call PDF Pattern Reviews and Sales (or something like that!)

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  116. I love the clover fabric folding pen, making hexies so much easier!

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  117. I just received some wonder clips and used them on my latest binding. So easy!

    Lovely fabric collection!

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  118. I just found a great tool for putting in snaps...even pearl snaps!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  119. I discovered precut hexes. Love them.

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  120. I have just recently discovered that I can buy fabric on Etsy, fabric I need a little more of or just cannot find anymore! So very happy to discover this (and I know I am probably terribly behind the times on this).

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  121. I just learned about the q snap and im very excited about it!

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  122. I am finally working on my first frame purse! It's about half done.

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  123. I just learned how to use my new sewing machine's automatic needle threader! Yay! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. Ok I just bought a rotating cutting mat and it is wonderful. Thanks for the chance

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  125. i finally joined a quilt guild. That's my newest accomplishment. I got over my fear of shyness, I hope!

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  126. fabulous giveaway!! i recently read about a clover tool for opening and closing safety pins when basting - i totally want one! :)

    bess

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  127. i'm super excited for a new iron that my husband brought home the other day for me for mother's day. :) i've been using a super old and cheap iron for a long time and it occasionally spews random brown stuff and leaks dirty water. :(

    anyhoooo...
    that's what i'm looking forward to.
    thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  128. My favorite new discovery is the classes on Craftsy. I am loving watching the videos at my own pace, watching again, making notes and interacting with the instructors.

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  129. I know this may sound elementary but I took a quilt class recently and the teacher said if you are cutting triangles to go ahead and "flatten" each end. My ruler was a multi-use ruler and only the top was "flattened." I did and I was really surprised at how easily my seams matched up vs. leaving the other two tips "pointed." Thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. I am excited about buying a new sewing machine. My reward for losing 20 lbs!!! Yay!!!! =D

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  131. I paper pieced for the first time just a week ago! I have ENGLISH paper pieced, but not this. I made the Prettiefied Pincushion from the Patchwork, Please! book. I loved it! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  132. Fantastic giveaway-thank you. I'm working on some hexagons!

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  133. I just discovered homemade starch! It works great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. I love mirror balls! I discovered that I needed a deeper table for quilting! It is frustrating when your quilt drags off the edge of the table.

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  135. It sounds silly but I just discovered starch. I had not used it when making quilts until recently and it's made a huge difference.

    goiahawks-at-gmail-dotcom

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  136. I just found a new source for all of my crafty needs!

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  137. I've just today seen recent photos of my cousin's Hawaiian family. I'm now inspired to make a Hawaiian quilt. Unfortunately I have several to complete prior to beginning it. It is motivating me to complete them! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. Would be so fun creating with these fabrics!

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  138. Oh such eye candy! Thanks and hope to win! I just discovered that I REALLY love to sew!!!!! Quilting, bags, garments you name it! I get antsy (and crabby lol) if I don't at least daily- even for 15 minutes!

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  139. Actually I'm really excited about this fabric! :) My daughter would LOVE it.

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  140. Lovely fabrics. Raggie Girls blog mentioned the Great British Sewing Bee & had links to the YouTube videos of the show. I had never heard of this (here in North Carolina) & was really excited about the watching show. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  141. I recently discovered the fun of having local quilting friends, thanks to my newly formed modern quilt guild chapter!

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  142. I've discovered neon cotton fabric add a touch or go hog wild!

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  143. I'm sure it is obvious to other paper piecers, but I just discovered how it is SO much easier to have a plan for your block rather than trying to wing it. I found the first block I paper pieced and the back looks terrible and a couple of the pieces are messed up. It's so much easier to cut rectangles a bit larger, like many patterns tell you to do! LOL

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  144. I love Michael miller dot fabrics.... They are great as bindings too. I have just used magnetic clasps and they are fabulous!

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  145. Oh Debbie, those are adorable fabrics! Thank you for sharing! I could say that I have 'found' hand sewing lately. Making some octagons has made me realize that I could sew much more by hand. I discovered also finally how the English knit! In Finland we use the 'Norwegian' method. Craftsy is a great teacher. x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. I recently discovered how easy it is to show peasant dresses! Fun fabric in this giveaway!

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  147. I am on the retreat committee for my quilt guild, and I just found out that if you send letters to company asking for sponsorship, they just send you fabric and stuff! Totally blew my mind.

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  148. I just discovered the new book from Di Ford: Primarily Quilts. It is Jummy! Very beautifull (and many) patterns in it!

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  149. I just discovered a new (to me) fabric shop in town ... so exciting for me!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  150. I have recently started sewing some baby things other than quilts (receiving bowlers, burp cloths, etc.) and LOVE it! I still think baby quilts are my favorite, but I like having some other options!

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  151. I just started working with Pellon, so I've got like 30 new faves!!

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  152. I discovered EPP a few months ago, and completely loved it! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway Deb.

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  153. I'm SUPER excited about the new Anna Maria Horner linen! It was love at first sight :)

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  154. I recently learned how to make a knot by wrapping the thread around your finger and then like twisting and pulling... so awesome!

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  155. What a great giveaway! Thanks for your generosity! I've recently discovered that appliqué is MUCH easier than I once thought it would be! And more fun.

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  156. I recently discovered modern quilts, and I love them!

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  157. I finally learned to make reversible kids pants, I'm in love!

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  158. Only new to me.,, :). But just started paper piecing! Loveit

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  159. I've discovered how versatile equilateral triangles are for so many quilting patterns. I absolutely love them!

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  160. I've discovered how versatile equilateral triangles are for so many quilting patterns. I absolutely love them!

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  161. Not very new to me but I'm still having fun discovering new paper piecing patterns and venturing in that technique. :)

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  162. I discovered step down piecing, what a revelation!

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  163. I love my new Clover binding clips!!

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  164. I just found out about Spoonflower and the option to order custom fabrics through their site. They have some amazing fabric designs on there too and I found some soft books that I can sew up for my baby boy!

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  165. A recent discovery, I just made my first dresden plate and discovering a ton of awesome bloggers today!

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  166. I just recently found a tutorial on using the curved rulers to do the drunkards path blocks. that excited me" I knowwww I am easily excited! you can find the tutorial on crazy mom quilts blog if you are interested. my email is douglasmcneely@bellsouth.net

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  167. I discovered that sewing is the most productive kind of therapy!! I love that fabric collection!!

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  168. So lame - but the extra spool holder on my sewing machine that sat unused for who knows how long - turns out it is great for holding pre-loaded bobbins. Silly me for taking so long to figure that out.

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  169. Finding some layer cakes that I forgot I bought...what winning! HA Great giveaway Debbie, feel free to pick me!

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  170. Just discovered home dec fabrics. Love making pillows and bags out of heavier fabric.

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  171. I recently figured out how to convert a regular pattern to a paper pieced pattern!

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  172. I just started using the Gypsy Gripper on my acrylic rulers, and it makes SUCH a difference, preventing the ruler from sliding even a fraction off kilter. I love it! So does my husband, as I'm a dreadful klutz, and now he can stop worrying I'm going lose a finger to the rotary cutter, LOL!

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  173. I just discovered a new way to make hst's with the Strip Tube Ruler by Cozy Quilter. This will help my accuracy a lot. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  174. I recently discovered all of the tutorials on the free motion quilting project.

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  175. My discovery is that one of my oldest rotary cutting template sets has all kinds of hexagons and triangles shapes that want a workout! Thanks for the chance.

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  176. Wow, great giveaway, I love dots! I just learned how to use Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet rulers, love them! Thanks for the chance to win.
    kogrady@cableone.net

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  177. I've recently discovered my local quilt guild - so much fun to find people who "get" this whole modern quilting obsession!

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  178. I just discovered a new sewing and cooking Blog

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  179. Mirror balls make me think if disco dancing...which I will do if I win!

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  180. I just tried out a flying geese ruler that I've had forever and never used -- it's awesome!

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  181. I have been drooling over mirror dots! Not that it's new, but I think I've finally mastered my quilt binding. :) Thanks for the giveaway, Deb!

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  182. I discovered the joy of working at a kitchen table - instead of a coffee table or the floor. so much better for my back! and knees!

    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  183. I just learned to hand embroider and I am hooked!

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  184. This may be a little strange, but since our front step is crumbling beneath our feet I've been researching on how to fix the problem. I'm so excited to have a stab at masonry. You have no idea - I've been studying types of cement and trowels - how to repair and rebuild cement steps and everything. EEEEE - it's just gotta get warm enough around these parts so that I can give it a go without freezng my poor fingers off. :)

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  185. HI! I'VE BEEN PRACTICING FREE MOTION QUILTING FOR A WHILE NOW AND HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THAT I CAN AT LAST DO THIS>IT HAS JUST SUDDENLY BECOME EASIER!
    SO DON'T QUIT PRACTICING!
    THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  186. Hrm...new? Well I found an awesome pattern for a type of pouch I haven't seen before at http://aylin-nilya.blogspot.de/2013/04/sleeping-bag-pouch-tutorial.html through the SMS giveaways.

    I figure it will prevent me from making any more triple zips for awhile at least! :p

    thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  187. I have re-discovered that sewing bindings by hand can be relaxing as long as I use a thimble and stop poking myself with the needle.

    thwlady at hotmail.com

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  188. My most recent discovery is all the great blogs you find on giveaway day....lots marked as favorites now on my web browser. Love those mirror dots, thanks so much for the chance to win some!

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  189. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm really into paper piecing, and y seams might be next.

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  190. I just discovered classes at Craftsy! Amazing!

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  191. I've recently discovered how much I like quilting. :) I finished my first ever quilt a couple of weeks ago, and can't wait to get started on another!

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  192. I have recently learned freehand embroidery with my sewing machine.

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  193. I recently discovered online fabric shopping. So very dangerous.

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  194. All these great blogs I'm finding today!

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  195. I just discovered hand quilting. I've always been a machine quilter, but hand quilting is appealing to me more & more. Thanks for the chance to win!

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