Friday, December 3, 2010

Ribbon project and a ribbon sale/giveaway

This week I made one of those little ribbon-tagged baby lap quilts for a baby gift. One side is giant circles by Michael Miller. The other side is soft minkie fabric. My friend had her fourth baby boy, so I knew she was in good shape as far as clothes and toys go. It was fun to make something new and cute and useful at the same time.
This is a really simple, quick little gift. In fact, I should make more of them. (I wish I could share how I did it, but according to the original designers, I would need to retain a lawyer if I do.)  I also love this project because it allows me to use my large ribbon stash. :) Which I got in at this place:
American Crafts is a company in Utah that produces all kinds of craft supplies from scrapbook paper, ribbon, albums, stickers, etc.  The past few years they've held a big warehouse sale in December. That is where I've stocked up on bolts of ribbon at really cheap prices. They've also got screaming deals on paper, pens, albums, embellishments, etc. This year I also got some cool iron decals for only $1 each. If you're local, you should totally check it out!
Here are some of my pretties from this year.
Since I understand that many of you loyal readers out there aren't local, I bought a little bit extra to share.  If you want a chance to win some of your own, leave a comment. You have until midnight (MST) Monday Dec 6th. I'll pick two winners Tuesday morning. The first winner gets to pick two of the above bolts, second place gets the other two.

Have fun and happy weekend!

151 comments:

  1. Pick me, pick me! :D The ribbon blanket is lovely and the ribbons are beautiful. Embellishments like that truly can change the look of a project.

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  2. Wonderful! I have a thing for ribbon. All of these are gorgeous!

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  3. These are lovely - it is so hard to find unique ribbon!

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  4. The scalloped ribbon is especially adorable!

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  5. Cute project. If I win I'd make one for my 5 week old baby girl!

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  6. i love all of these! would love to win!
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Adorable! I've never maintained much of a ribbon stash but this is a great idea for using up ribbon... hmmm...

    Jennifer :)

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  8. Love love love that ribbon!! Pick me please;) WOuld love to live close to deals like that!! Actually prob good thing I don't!!

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  9. What gorgeous ribbon! I wish I could find stuff like that here.

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  10. The ribbon is lovely! I'll have to check out the details of that American Crafts sale next year.

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  11. What pretty ribbon - thanks for the chance to get some of our own!

    Amy
    amy(dash)elisabeth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. ribbon just makes any project *happy* wish i could be there at the sale!

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  13. So pretty! I would love to have some.
    kandsfrazier at yahoo dot com

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  14. MMMmmm love! I'd use these on the embroidered trees I'm making found in the inspire.co e-zine. Have you seen it? Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Beautiful ribbon. I purchased something once from the taggies company. Wow they have a hard legal line on their products. I mean, I "get" design infringement, but really? Ribbons in baby blankets. I doubt if it is even their original idea.

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  16. Wow! That ribbon is so gorgeous!! Hope I win :-)

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  17. Love the ribbon! Darling quilt idea! My babies all loved the tags on their toys so I can see why they would love a ribbon quilt!

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  18. I am seriously in love with the lace w/ blue ribbon! So LOVELY!

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  19. OH, I so love ribbon! Pick me, please!!

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  20. Love ribbon :) The cream and aqua lace is to die for!

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  21. Oh -I lOVE pretty ribbons and braids!!! They are all lovely!

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  22. So pretty - and you are so generous!

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  23. I love the blanket. I've been wanting to make one like that for a while. It's on my LONG list of things to do. :)

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I have a nephew obsessed with tags! This would be the perfect Christmas gift! Thanks for the chance.

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  25. Oh how pretty! And you're so sweet to give some away. :) Thanks for the chance!

    laurel dot lakey at gmail dot com

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  26. OOHHHH ribbon! I love to collect ribbon - now I need to start actually using it instead of just keeping it around to look at. I think I'll start with one of these tag/ribbon lovies for my little love!

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  27. Pretty pretty thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. Ribbons are so versatile, and these are all lovely!

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  29. Gorgeous ribbon!! Maybe it's my turn to win :) Thanks!

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  30. I love the sweet, girly ribbon! I don't buy a lot because I have a boy and tend to buy things that will work for him.

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  31. My hubs would die if he knew I was posting for a chance to win ribbon. I seem to have a bit of a weak spot for pretty ribbon, and pretty fabric, and pretty patterns.... Wish I lived in Utah after seeing those sweet little numbers.

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  32. Oh so fun! What beautiful choices!

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  33. Love that ribbon ~ great choices!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I'm not much of a ribbon girl but I'm dying for that scallop one and the ruffled one!
    sasikirana at yahoo

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  35. Oh my goodness! So cute! I love those ribbons. Thanks for sharing them with us.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

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  36. I'm so jealous I'm not local to that store! I hope I win...I have a baby boy who has just started to get interested in touching things like ribbon and would love to make him a blanket.

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  37. Your ribbon blanket is so cute. I love ribbon. Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  38. love that scalloped ribbon - thanks for the giveaway!

    bess :)

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  39. I love ribbons----------pick me. Thanks for the give away.

    Marie in Oregon

    mariebeers@hotmail.com

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  40. Wonderful ribbon! I love them all, but the bottom one the best.

    hmmmmmmmmmm....making me want some ribbon stash.

    billie

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  41. Oh thank you! Love the quilt - it's beautiful.

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  42. I made one of those little tag quilts just like yours! And I had to go buy a bunch of bits of ribbon! I'm not local or I'd over to American Crafts!

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  43. Those ribbons are beautiful! They make me wish that I was local for sure.

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  44. Such pretty colors!! I love ribbons and lace and ruffles .. so does my baby girl!

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  45. I love the ribbon. I need to send money to my mom so next year she can shop for me! You have inspired me to make a red and white snowflake pillow yesterday. My kids are loving it.
    Heather

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  46. I am local. Is it bad that I still want to win?

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  47. The baby gift is cute:)
    I love the last 2 ribbons!

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  48. Ooh, I would love to win some of those yummy ribbons.

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  49. Love the ribbons! It's probably a good thing I don't live near there...I would want to spend all my money on ribbons...well, what money I had that I didn't spend on fabric.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  50. How wonderful of you to be so generous with something you bought that you love so very much. Thank you for your generosity. Love the ribbons.

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  51. LOVE this blanket!! I make some--but mine never ever look like yours! You just have CLASS and beautiful STYLE:) LOVE IT! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  52. Great job on the blankie! I could use some new ribbon- especially something unique like you have. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Ribbons is always useful and oh, so pretty! I would love to add to my stash. Thanks!

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  54. I was just down that way earlier today, I wish I had known and I would have stopped by. Maybe next year.

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  55. The blanket is lovely!
    and you are very generous! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  56. I love ribbon. It is really hard to find any cute ribbon where I live in California. Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Awesome ribbon! Thanks for the chance. . .

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  58. I love both the ribbon blanket and the ribbons themselves. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Please pick me! I loved the ribbons. Thanks for sharing!!

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  60. I need to move! Would love the opportunity to purchase such lovely ribbon at discount prices...it AIN'T cheap that is for sure! I made my first taggie this summer...it was only a hand toy size for an infant to grasp and I put crinkle paper inside for noise...once my grandson is old enough to clutch, I think he'll like it...well I hope so anyway!

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  61. Score on the cute ribbon! Happy sewing with your fun finds and thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. cute gift for a baby boy

    Love ribbons and buy them not knowing what I will do with them!

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  63. These ribbons are so pretty. We have 2 grandnieces with a third overdue to be born and a fourth due New Years.... so these ribbons would be so useful. Thanks for the giveaway. BTW I like the Union Jack quilt on the Dec 1 post!

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  64. Love, love, love your ribbon blanket!! I need to make a pink one for a friend soon. And the ribbon is of course gorgeous. I am not local, so thank you for the chance to win some!

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  65. The colors you choose for a boy themed black are OUTSTANDING...you did good with the matching of the ribbon..I love it when the ribbons are matching or similar to the colors on the blanket...when they don't its just to wild and busy....but...still cute...if that makes sense...LOL.....

    Great job

    Shannon Margaret

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  66. Love the blanket, blue and brown are perfect boy colors. I wish I still lived in Utah! I'd love to win the pretty ribbon.

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  67. Ooh, I love ribbon! A girl can never have too much ribbon. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  68. How fun! I love the blanket. What an easy, yet lovely gift.

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  69. So it is illegal for you to show us how to make, or even sell to us for that matter, anything that may resemble a Taggie item? What if we just like sewing ribbon in our blankets and toys? In any case, I love your ribbon and would love to win some!

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  70. Oooh that ribbon is gorgeous! I wish we had a place to find unique ribbon like that around me! Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

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  71. What beautiful ribbon! It is so unique.

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  72. I would love fancy ribbon like that... they are awesome!! Thanks for the chance.

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  73. I just found your blog, and was happily surprised to see a ribbon giveaway! What a cute project. I 'm planning on making your felt decorative pillow, but I would love ribbon for a different project! Thank you!

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  74. Beautiful ribbon! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  75. How generous of you to share! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful ribbon.

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  76. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the fun too! Love me some ribbon....it is so addictive and doesn't take up much room overall so can be far more easily justified (hidden) when necessary! ;)

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  77. Love the lacey ribbons, I would try and make a weave quilt out of them with the ends to continue off the fabrics just as you did! Beautiful Quilt!

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  78. I love the ribbon blanket. I've been making them for years to give as gifts.
    I wish I had a great ribbon source local to me like you do. I'd be thrilled to win! Thank you for sharing!

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  79. Love the baby blanket! You must have an awesome ribbon stash to work with. I would love to win some of the pretties you're sharing. Thanks!

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  80. sooo pretty and just the right colors for my baby girl!

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  81. Well, I came here to look at how you patched some pants ;) and I see you're doing a ribbon giveaway!!!!! YAY. Thanks for the chance.
    Misty

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  82. Oooo purty! I love the blanket with the ribbons, such a good idea.

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  83. Love the ruffled pink ribbon. Great choices!!

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  84. I'm making a flannel baby blanket for Christmas, and I could use some ribbon to pretty it up. Thanks for the chance.

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  85. I love ribbon - I want to win:)

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  86. lovely lovely giveaway!
    thank you so much!!!

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  87. Great trims!
    I'm definitely not local - can I join in from the very cold and icy UK??
    Gill

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  88. pretty trims...thank you for the giveaway...

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  89. I love ribbon! I need to check that place out when I travel out West in July.

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  90. I am a ribbon freak! I love all kinds of ribbon. Can you tell me when the American Crafts sell is? I am a local and would love to go to it?

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  91. Thank you so much for being willing to share from your ribbon stash! The blanket is adorable. Blessings - Molly

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  92. You are so sweet to share! You have such pretty and unique ribbons!

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  93. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. beautiful blanket. Can you make me one -- I'll pay ya!!! I love the ribbon and I think my 3 month old Molly would love it even more!

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  94. What a cute wee blanket! Such a neat idea for a new little baby. I've been meaning to make a few for the pressie cupboard. Hmmm. Maybe 2011 will be the year I actually get my little self organised!

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  95. Cute ribbons, I'll have to put my hat in the ring!

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  96. I'd love some ribbon to add to my stash.

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  97. The ribbons are beautiful specially the crocheted look one! Thanks for sharing.

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  98. That scalloped velvet ribbon is off the hook !

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  99. What lovelies!!! Count me in :)

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  100. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  101. I really love your baby tag blanket.

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  102. Okay that lace one at the bottom is probably the most adorable ribbon i have ever seen! I love it and for a dollar thats so great! Wish I was local!
    martha.a.bishop@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win some of this goodness.

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  103. I really wish I was local and could go to that sale. For now, I just cross my fingers and hope that I get picked :)

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  104. I love ribbon- please count me in the giveaway! thanks

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

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  105. I love your ribbon minky! And of course you can never have too much ribbon :)

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  106. such a cute tag blanket. thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. Very pretty ribbon! Crossing my fingers. Thanks for the chance!

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  108. So Pretty! I have such a small ribbon collection ( I only have boys and I find that since I don't do a lot of girl sewing I don't collect pretty ribbons!)
    I love them!

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  109. Okay, I live in Utah- how do I find out when this sale is? Thanks for sharing!

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  110. I love making ribbon blankets for friends who are having their 3 or 4 baby too. My daughter LOVED hers--yours looks great! And these are pretty awesome ribbons.

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  111. Gorgeous ribbon! I have made one of these ribbon blankies for my own baby boy and totally use American Crafts ribbon- good stuff.

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  112. I am a ribbon junkie! It's so much fun to use with practically everything. Looks like you picked up some super-cute stuff!

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  113. Wonderful ribbons!! I can never have enough!

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  114. The ribbons are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing of picture of the taggie too. I think these are next on my baby gift project list!

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  115. I love ribbon! I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

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  116. Love that ribbon! I wish I were local, the ribbon selection out here is not very good...

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  117. Beautifully made baby blanket!
    I am surprised though, that there are so few people who react to the totally insane claim of having a copy right on sewing ribbons in projects. Are those people of Taggies themselves prepared to pay authors' rights to our grand- and great grandmothers that have been doing that for ages?! What a ridiculous notion that a company has developed an "authentic" and "original" process of sewing ribbons in their products!

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  118. oh, I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time. Thanks for the reminder. I love the ribbon and am sad to be moved to another state so I can't check out the sale. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. Darn, I wish I lived closer! You can never have too much ribbons. Right?
    Thanks for the chance to participate in your drawing.
    Judy

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  120. Is there anyone out there who DOESN'T love ribbon? I can't imagine it. :-) Love the giveaway and congrats on being such an awesome bargain hunter!

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  121. What lovely ribbons!! I am on my first quilt and have been looking at several of your designs for inspiration! I'd love to win some ribbon to use on a taggie blanky for my own #2 due in February =)

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  122. Way cute ribbon...I love ribbon. Almost as much as I love fabric!

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  123. that blanket is so cute! i have a friend's baby shower coming up and that might be just the right idea. i hope i win!

    stacy dot wamble at gmail dot com if you need it!

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  124. I love your blog and just made two table runners using your pattern for scraps of different sizes! I would love more ribbon for my stash.

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  125. I'm in Utah and have never heard of this. I've been missing out! Next year for sure!

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  126. beautiful ribbons, beautiful colors, darling idea.....luv them.

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  127. Ribbon on the baby blanket is such a good idea. I bet it keeps them amused for a long time. My grandson loved the tags on his stuffed animals. I don't have much of a ribbon stash, so thanks for the chance to win your pretty choices.

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  128. The ribbon blanket is beautiful; would love to try to make one. Thanks for the chance to win some of your lovely ribbons!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  129. Amy, such cute stuff on your website! Thanks for the opportunity to win some cute ribbon.

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  130. I love making those little taggie blankets. They are great plain, or pieced, and end up well loved. And a giveaway too, that is great.

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  131. beautiful ribbon!!! thanks for the giveaway! ashley

    ashleymjones@live.com

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  132. Oh they're beautiful.. wish I was local lol :) I love the 2 top ones to make a ribbon blankie for my boy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. those riboons are great, please pick me :)

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  134. THose ribbons are all great for early spring stuff...very pretty!

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  135. Thanks for a chance
    antbosch@msn.com

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  136. Thanks for a chance
    antbosch@msn.com

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  137. They're so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Also, stop by my blog if you'd like - I'm having a giveaway as well!

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  138. How fun! My quilt muse took me there once, when I lived in UT, to bask in ribbony goodness.

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  139. Amy, I almost missed the giveaway! I love what you bought. It was fun to see you at the sale. I'm kicking myself for not buying more. cheers, Calli

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