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Friday, 21 September 2012

An Extraordinary Quilt + A GIVEAWAY

Well you know how when you get on the computer just to answer your emails and one of them leads you to other things on it and then 5 or 10 hours later you are still on the computer?  Well that happened to me the other day and I went trawling the internet because my arm is stil not got and I was bored of being a couch potato (in other words just sitting on my big fat backside watching tv) and I found this website through another website and it had THE most amazingly GORGEOUS MALORGEOUS quilt I think I've ever seen in my life.

The quilt is called The Full Monty, I wonder if Megan's British?  Nope she just likes the film as do I because it really is a great movie but actually not as great (and I LOVED the movie) as this quilt and it was made by Lucy and Norman (GREAT name by the way), who is Megan, and I thought I would share this gorgeousness with you because I'm highly unlikely ever to make anything quite this gorgeous so without further ado I present to you

 THE

FULL

MONTY

And it was made by Megan and this is what she had to say about it:

"This quilt is my biggest and most proud finish yet so please bear with me during this heavily-pictured post. And as a side note, if you've never seen the film The Full Monty, you should. Anyways, back to the quilt.

I started this way back when sometime last year after I received my copy of Material Obsession 2. I fell hard straight away for Sarah Fielke's pattern Maple Leaf Rag and knew it would be mandatory for  my overflowing scrap bucket."

Oh gosh I just realised you need scraps for this quilt.  Does this mean that Megan makes quilts and has scraps?  You bet your life she does.  She makes zillions of quilts so go on over to her blog after you have entered my giveaway and have a look at all her quilts and you can be gobsmacked too!  (GOBSMACKED = AMAZINGLY GREAT)

And now for the GIVEAWAY I promised you.  I am so excited I just can't tell you.  I got my first THREE Sponsors this week.  My first Sponsor is Julie who is the owner of The Intrepid Thread  is very generously giving to my followers

Avignon in Aqua by Riley Blake
this fat quarter bundle of Avignon in Aqua which is THE very latest collection from Riley Blake and I really really LOVE it.  Isn't it just gorgeous.  It is one of my two most favorite things in her store right now.  How can I say that?  Well I just can't because every time I look there are loads more of course because I am a fabriholic after all and must start using all this fabric instead of just collecting and stroking it.

My other favorite right now from Julie's store is the half yard bundle of Elements in Stormy Sea  I am so in love with this and if we weren't going away and I wasn't scared the postman (mailman) would leave it outside my front door, as he is so prone to do, and it would get stolen, or alert the thieves that we are away, I would so order both of them right now as well as loads of other fabric she has.  Oh gosh if him upstairs (DH) didn't make such a fuss every time more fabric came into this house I would buy so much more of it, but he yells and I hate yelling.

In order to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is:
1.  Go on to The Intrepid Thread store and come back and tell me what YOU like the best
2.  Go to Julie's Blog and subscribe to her Newsletter for a second chance and come back and leave me a comment saying you have done this
3. Become my follower on this website and come back for a third time and tell me you have joined my follower list

That's it really and I shall be drawing the winner on Friday October 5, 2012 at 9p.m. my time (GMT) because that is when I come home from my much needed holiday and I hope my arm is better from resting it so that I can cut and sew again.

So good luck to everyone and please don't buy all the fabric I want.

Until next time ...
Lots of Love
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

336 comments:

  1. My favorite thing right now is Mama Said Sew. I'm trying to come up with the $$ to get the full fat quarter bundle! I LOVE it!!

    Love the fabrics in your giveaway also. Love Riley Blake so much!

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  2. I am also one of your followers for a while now. :D

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  3. Oooo Ooooo! Thanks for the email! I have also followed Julie for ages since I love to get updates about the new stuff that she has. :D

    Thanks again!

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  4. My favourite now there is the Bella bundle!

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  5. Totally subscribed to Intrepid Thread... love their selection!

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  6. I am one of your followers and miss our correspondence. Jlblvn@gmail.com

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  7. I receive the newsletter from Intrepid thread. jlblvn@gmail.com

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  8. There are 5 aqua fabrics in the Bella line by Windham. I would love to get those five for sure poise the yellow. Thank you for a give away and I'm so thrilled you have this wonderful sponser. Enjoy your holiday and hope your arm gets better. jlblvn@gmail.com.

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  9. What I love best about Intrepid Thread isn't actually on her website. I love that they ship out the goodies right away, I love the hand written notes Julie puts in the packages, and I love that she usually includes a little something extra too (a charm square of fabric). It makes me feel like a very special customer.

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  10. I subscribe to Julie's newsletter

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  11. I am a new follower Patti. Megan's quilt IS truly exceptional. I am now following her too. Thanks for the great find!

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  12. I follow Julies blog and get her newsletter! thanks!

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  13. I love Field Sudy in Moonlit! thanks!

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  14. I just discovered the Interpid Thread site. WOW! I love Bella!

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  15. I'm liking Cherry Christmas by Aneela for Moda right now!

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  16. I already follow Julie's blog, thanks.

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  17. I've joined your follower list, thanks for the great giveaway.

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  18. My favorite thing is DS's Chicopee collection. I have the complete 1/2 yard bundle on my wish list. Though I'm SO tempted to give in and buy the bundle myself, I've been holding out just in case the hubs wants to surprise me sometime soon...hehe :)

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  19. I always like lots of things in Julie's shop (dangerous!) but right now my favorite is the Oh Deer! bundles.

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  20. I subscribe to Julie's newsletter.

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  21. I only just now found your blog (thanks Julie!) and read several posts. So entertaining! Now I'm a new follower.

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  22. I love the Mama Said Sew sewing guide fabric - think I might just have to go and buy some now before it sells out! thanks for the giveaway

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  23. I'm already subscribed to Julie's newsletter - she sent me here!

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  24. Gorgeous quilt by Megan, I'm working on a scrap quilt but it won't be anything like that when it's finished!
    I'm a new follower here - thanks

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  25. I'm drooling over Sweetwater's new Mama Said Sew fabric!!

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  26. I also subscribe to The Intrepid Thread newsletter.

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  27. i follow julie and get her newsletter. thanks

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  28. i'd love some chicopee. thanks!

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  29. I love all the things that Julie has, but at the moment I would choose Oh Deer as my favourite.

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  30. I'm now your newest follower Patti :o)

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  31. HELLO! LOVE YOUR BLOG+HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  32. ALREADY RECEIVING JULIE'S NEWSLETTER!
    THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  33. I follow Julie and receive the Intrepid Thread Newsletter.....and dream!

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  34. It's so hard to choose just one ... I love chicopee, bella, and field study.

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  35. I love Julie's new Nevermore!

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  36. I subscribe to The Intrepid Thread blog.

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  37. I just signed up to be a follower -I love fabric and am addicted to buying so much that I have put a strangle hold on myself for the month of September. I need to be more selective in what I buy but it is so hard.

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  38. My Favorite right now is Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey.

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  39. I subscribe to Julie's newsletter and blog.

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  40. HELLO! VISITED JULIE'S SHOP+I'D SELECT THE COQUETTE COLLECTION-JUST SO PRETTY! THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  41. I have been a follower of Julie's for some time now. She is one of my go-to shops for wonderful fabric.

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  42. if I were to have the money, I would snatch up the half-yard bundle of bella - wish my birthday were close, I could ask my children to go in together and buy it for me....

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  43. thanks for the chance, I am already a follower of Julie's blog

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  44. http://www.etsy.com/listing/108958566/coquette-petal-and-buttercup-half-yard I love this

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  45. La Dee Da in Aqua color way. Sew sew Pretty! Thanks, Mary

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  46. I'm a new follower of your blog

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  47. I already get The Intrepid Thread newsletter, and follow the blog. Thanks, Mary

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  48. Rock and Romance is a line I would love to buy.

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  49. All the Bella line is my favorite.

    The quilt is quite fine. Love you site.

    Lovely giveaway and glad Julie is your sponsor. She is the best!!!

    Thank you.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  50. I receive Julie's blog via email and love reading it every day.

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  51. I am a follower of Intrepit Thread via email newsletter.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  52. I have subscribed to you newsletter.

    Thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  53. I am a new follloer for p.s. I want to quilt too! Thanks, Mary

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  54. That is one gorgeous quilt! What's not to like at Intrepid Thread!? My favorite right now is Chicopee (in fact I bought some), but there are so many others I'd love to buy (Mama Said Sew for one, Oh Deer for another). A really nice selection of fabrics!

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  55. And I'm already a follower and newsletter subscriber of Intrepid Thread! So many frequent tempations!

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  56. Chicopee - Complete Half Yard Bundle By Denyse Schmidt 1 yd Fabric Quilt Cotton
    . A must have for me . Simple Sew. funnymesjc at gmail dot com

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  57. And I'm now following your blog too! :) Loved seeing that gorgeous quilt!

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  58. I follow Julie and love her shop.

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  59. the ladies stitching club and sew stitchy in pink are in my list

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  60. I already follow the intrepid thread blog

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  61. Hands down Nevermore! I would love to have a bolt of each design.

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  62. I already receive Julie's newsletters. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  63. I love the Ladies Stitching Club bundle in Solarium - gorgeous warm colors! Thanks for the chance at your wonderful giveaway!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  64. I already subscribe to Julie's blog by email. Thanks to all for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  65. I am now a follower of your blog! Thanks to you and Julie for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  66. I love that new Little Kukla collection she has in!

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  67. Already signed up for Julie's newsletter - thank you!

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  68. I also subscribe to Julie's newsletter!

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  69. I really like the Little Kukla bundles - thanks again!

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  70. My fav fabric selection at The intrepid thread was tough to pick but I think it is the Ladies Stitching Club line. All soooo yummy

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  71. Loving Madrona Road.....beautiful:-)

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  72. Already get the IT newsletter.....Julie is AWESOME!!!!

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  73. Thanks for the link to Julie's blog I signed up for the Newsletter. Very Exciting.

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  74. Just started following on Google....love that quilt:-)

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  75. I just love the Chicopee bundle in the Afternoon colorway - gorgeous hot pinks and oranges!

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  76. I am a happy new follower of your blog!

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  77. What I am loving at Julie's shop right now is Art Gallery's INDIE. I just wish I could still get a fat quarter bundle. :S

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  78. I am delighted to announce that I am a follower of yours too.

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  79. I already get Julie's newsletter.

    I am unable to subscribe to your blog - for some reason blogger won't LET ME! :S

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  80. I really like Field Study - Sinister Swarm in Blueberry By Anna Maria Horner

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  81. What an amazing quilt!!!!

    Loving the "Oh Deer" collection at Intrepid Thread and the "Mama Said Sew" Tangled print is just perfect! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  82. I'm a newsletter subscriber! :)

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  83. Also your newest follower! :) Thanks again!

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  84. My favorite at the moment is Momma Said Sew.

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  85. I am a follower of Julie's. She is wonderful.

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  86. I subscribe to Julie's blog and newsletter.

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  87. I love Mama Said Sew! All of it!

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  88. Oh my goodness, it is just so hard to choose a favorite fabric bundle! You get there and say that one, no that one, and keep saying that over and over and over, it is no wonder we hoard fabric. I will just point and shoot this time and say Coquette Petal and Buttercup the colors are just creamy and dreamy!

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  89. I already am subscribed to her Newsletter.

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  90. I already get Julie's newsletter and follow her blog.

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  91. I have been in a pink mood lately. So, I am in love with Madrona Road, Ladies Stitching Club, Picadilly, and Birds & Bees.

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  92. Loving the Field Study Collection By Anna Maria Horner Fabric Quilt Cotton

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  93. Mama Saqid ?Sew Hoops in black and white is exactly what I need for a quilt I'm planning! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  94. I already subscribe to The Intrepid Thread newslatter - thanks for the chance to win some great fabric! VermontPines at aol dot com

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  95. Oooh! Like the Coquette - Complete Half Yard Bundle by Chez Moi for Moda Cotton Quilt Fabric! ... soparkaveataoldotcom

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  96. I am already a follower of Julie's blog. ... soparkaveataoldotcom

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  97. I am now happily a new follower of your blog! ... soparkaveataoldotcom

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  98. I receive Julie's Newsletter. Thanks for the chance!

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  99. My favourite is Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey. Gorgeous fabric!

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  100. I am already subscribed to Julie's newsletter.

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  101. I follow intrepid and get their newsletter

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  102. I was JUST looking at her site earlier today, there's a line with russian dolls, I think the linke kukka. drool...

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  103. My favorite thing at the Intrepid Thread is the Chicopee line of fabric.

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  104. I have become a new follower. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  105. I subscribe to The Intrepid Thread newsletter.

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  106. Very cool! My favorites are Sew Mama Sew and I just bought more Kharma Baby from her store. I love those elephants in pink and blue!

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  107. I follow her blog and get the newsletter.

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  108. I became your newest follower.
    Congrats on getting the sponsor, that is huge!!!

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  109. I subscribe to Julies newsletter.

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  110. I love Little Kukla... and I just bought a fat quart bundle. :)

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  111. Ahh, I like everything over there. I have a long wish list...but my husband has asked me to stop.it. Well. Ladies Stitching Club is probably top of the list today or a little bit of the dolls Little Kukla. So cute.

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  112. I get the Intrepid Thread's newsletter & follow their blog.

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  113. I love Coquette in petal and buttercup. So pretty.

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  114. I already receive Julie's newsletter. It's how I found you!

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  115. I like the Mama said Sew line-very cute.

    I love this quilt. I am going to have to see if it is something I will be able to make time wise and scrap wise!

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  116. I follow Julie and get the newsletter.

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  117. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  118. I like Nature Elements in Lime

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  119. I already get Julie's newsletter

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  120. and I'm now a follower of your blog

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  121. I am subscribed to Intrepid Thread newsletter

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  122. I love the whole stack of Mama Said Sew in either the half-yard or quarter yard!

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  123. Flying Free from Anthology! How on earth did I ever miss seeing this line before? Can I afford a bundle? Or should I just get my favorite print? Decisions....

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  124. I get Julie's newsletter and follower her on facebook, too.

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  125. I'm a new follower of your blog ;)

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  126. I love Bella from the Intrepid Thread! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  127. I already receive the newsletter from Intrepid Thread. Thanks!

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  128. I am a new follower! Thanks for a great giveaway, and congratulations on your new sponsors.

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  129. I LOVE the Bella - Half Yard Bundle Complete Collection Plus by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Cotton Quilt Fabric - This bundle would keep me busy for a while :D

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  130. I'm your newest follower! :) I love quilting and I love being inspired by other quilters! :)

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  131. My favorite right now are her Chicopee bundles.

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  132. I'm a new follower and also in the Modern Designer charm swap (Hi!).

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  133. I get the Intrepid Thread newsletter.

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  134. I love the Sew Stitchy complete bundle. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  135. I already get The Ontrepid Thread's newsletter.

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  136. I love Coquette over at Intrepid Threads. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. I like the Chicopee - Fat Quarter Bundle in Afternoon

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  138. Hi Patti ~ I wandered over from Julie's blog. Congratulations on the sponsors. That must be exciting.

    My most favorite right now (probably because Christmas is coming way too soon) is all colorways of Santa Claus is Coming to Town. That's just a great fabric collection. I really love it.

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  139. I am already subscribed to Julie's blog and also to her newsletter.

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  140. I am also going to follow your blog via GFC and if you have email notification (which is my fav way to follow blogs) then I will subscribe that way as well. (as soon as I hit submit to this comment I'll be doing those things.)

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  141. I'd love a fat quarter bundle of Bella.

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  142. I subscribe to FQS newsletter.

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  143. Mama Said Sew - Fat Quarter Bundle in Red is my favorite at The Intrepid Thread. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  144. I subscribe to The Intrepid Threads blog! :)

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  145. I am loving the Dress Up Days bundle in their shop! :) Love the purple!

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  146. I'm a new follower of yours! :) Love the blog!!

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  147. I already subscribe to The Intrepid Thread newsletter. Thanks.

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  148. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  149. I love that Julie carries Oh Deer! It's such an adorable collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. I subscribe to the Intrepid Thread newsletter.

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  151. My fav thing on Intrepid Thread's store is "Chicopee - Fat Quarter Bundle in Morning". Just gorgeous!!

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  152. I'm already a follower of Julie's newsletter :)

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  153. I'm a brand new follower of your website! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous bundle!!

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  154. Oooo - they have Sew mama Sew - yummy! I have that on my 'to-buy' list!!! Great giveaway!!

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  155. I think the Mama said sew collection is really neat!!!

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  156. I follow Julie and receive her newsletter - thanks for the chance to win this generous giveaway!!!

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  157. I can't decide what I love... Avignon, True Elements, Kukla... I love the fabric... period! Thanks for the chance!

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  158. I receive Julie's newsletter!

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  159. I'm loving Lotta Jansdotter's Bella fabrics at the moment. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  160. I'm already signed up to The Intrepid Thread's newsletter. Thanks.

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  161. I'm a new follower of your blog. Happy to be here & thanks again for the giveaway.

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  162. I like the Oh Deer - Whimsy Stripes in Creamsicle by Momo for Moda 1 yd Cotton Quilt Fabric.

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  163. I have subscribed to her newsletter.

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Patti xxx