Monday, March 12, 2012

Craftsy Free Block of the Month video tutorials

Today, I am so excited to share with you lovely readers about the new Craftsy Block of the Month, taught by the very delightful, Amy Gibson.
Have you heard of Craftsy?  Craftsy is a new site online with courses in all kinds of craftsy fun - sewing, knitting, quilting, even making hand dipped chocolates!  The classes are taught in video courses that you can access at your own pace and schedule.  Other benefits include being able to ask your instructor questions and get personalized responses and bookmark your favorite moments in the video.  You can even take notes right under the video to refer back to. You can sign up for a free account at Craftsy.com and poke around the site for any classes you might be interested in. Most of the classes have a class fee.

For all you visual learners, this is the place for you.
Today I'd like to share a little bit about the FREE Block of the Month video courses taught by Amy. (I met Amy at the Sewing Summit and she was absolutely lovely. I can think of few people I'd enjoy watching more than Amy.)
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Each month Amy will teach how to make two different blocks in a 30 minute video. Each block teaches a very different quilting technique to add to your repertoire.  Towards the end of the year she will teach techniques like adding borders, quilting and binding.  Did I mention it's all free? There are already over 53,000 people signed up from all over the world for this course. wow.
February Blocks- HTS
You can watch a preview video here, but you need to click Sign-Up to see the full video tutorials, access the message boards, etc.  I think that this is such a brilliant idea.  All of us learn techniques differently and for many a video tutorial is the most effective way to learn. I love that this option is now available and put together so well.
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In honor of the Craftsy Block of the Month Blog Tour, The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you readers. Oh the possibilities. Maybe some of that Flea Market Fancy that just came out??  To enter, leave a comment on this post.  Giveaway will close on Friday, March 16 at midnight MST.  GIVEAWAY CLOSED


And there are other opportunities to enter for additional gift certificates.  Visit any of the stops on this Blog Tour (that are still open) and you can enter to win again!
Feb 24 - Miss Print

Feb 25 - Hoosier Toni
Feb 27 - Fresh Lemons
Feb 28 - Qubee Quilts
Mar 2  - mon petit lyons
Mar 3  - Mel's Own Place
Mar 7  - Sew Paint Create
Mar 9  - SoChick
Mar 10- Spin the Bobbin
Mar 14- Ellison Lane
Mar 16- Old Red Barn Co

Thanks so much Amy, Craftsy, and Fat Quarter Shop!


Winner: 
Live a Colorful LifeMar 12, 2012 01:29 PM
I follow Craftsy on FB but I'm heading over to check out the classes. Thanks!

211 comments:

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Sharmond said...

Thanks for opportunity for giveaway! I am really enjoying Craftsy BOM. My first ever BOM and my very first online class. It is a lot of fun!

Kathie said...

Amy's Block of the Month on Craftsy is great! I can't wait until the new block each month and she loves fabric :-)!

Sallie said...

Loving the blog tour. Thanks for the giveaway!

JanetD said...

I'm also loving Amy's tutorials- love learning new techniques. And having a goal to finish each month. Your blog is great- love your post about gratitude- very true. Happy quilting!

Scenic Pit Stops said...

This is my first BOM and so far I totally love it! Amy is a great teacher and the videos go really well with the written instructions for each block. I totally recommend joining in no matter what level of sewing you are at!

Iris said...

Craftsy's BOM is just fantastic! But it is nice to see a lot of my favourite blogs participating in the blog tour. Thanks for hosting the give away!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great BOM program! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anita said...

That is so cool. I'm looking forward to the videos.

Laura said...

Thanks for the chance!

Kulla Klan said...

This sounds neat! Thanks for the chance for some new stuff:)

Uli said...

I love the blog of the month on Craftsy. I just blogged about my own blocks so far today (catching up on blogging these days). http://www.creationsbyuli.ca/creativecorner

sydthewyd said...

I've been hearing loads of good things about Craftsy.. maybe it's my time to jump on the wagon :)

Quilt Monkey said...

Sounds great! I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the info - and for the giveaway!

legato1958 said...

Thanks for the chance to win the beauties!!

sue
legato1958@aol.com

SD and EJ said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

stephydinger at yahoo dot com

Ramsey said...

I LOVE the BOM! I made a sock monkey baby quilt with the wonky pound sign block and it's up for sale on my etsy site. I love love love craftsy :)

Emily said...

I signed up for the class last month and am having so much fun. As a beginning quilt-a-holic (I just started making quilts last September) I am learning so much about all of the possibilities I have with fabric.
Thanks for putting the class out there, I have learned a lot, and I'm sure anyone else could learn from it too.
Em

Melissa B said...

One of these days I will have time to do all this stuff. In the meantime, I should just build up my stash!

Linda said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

streetbirds said...

Haven't ever heard of Craftsy. Thanks for the heads up!

Jennifer said...

love a chance to win, thanks!

Angie said...

Craftsy is such a neat site! Thanks for the chance to win!

Julie in WA said...

Ah, great fun to have more resources online! There is so much to learn and so little time! Thanks for a great giveaway too!

KrisD said...

Would love a chance to win! Craftsy BOM is wonderful. I am always waiting for the next installment. Really enjoying the classes so far.

Neicee said...

I love craftsy...I am a visual learner and it is a wonderful tool for learning things you cannot imagine ever doing.. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

Sharon said...

I am really enjoying Amy's class and learning so much! She's an excellent teacher! Thanks for the chance for a wonderful giveaway!

Leila said...

Wow! What a great resource!

The Hunter's Prize said...

Amy is lovely! I'm in a modern quilt guild with her and it's so exciting to see what she's doing!

Francis Paul said...

I love the craftsy tutorial, it so clear! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Maria Erbaggio said...

i'm in the Amy's class and she 's a perfect teacher!!!
thank you for a giveaway
ciao Maria

Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway, and for great tutorials.

Sue said...

Wow, I think I would love this. Thanks for the info and the giveaway!

Natalya H said...

Awesome! I enjoy following the tutorials they have on there.

Missy Shay said...

I can't wait to check out the videos!
missysaprons@yahoo.com

Cameron H said...

Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Donna @ Snowbound said...

I'm going to have to check out this Flea Market Fancy I keep hearing about!

audrey said...

what a great idea!

Annie said...

I'm really enjoying seeing all these new (to me, anyway) blogs on the blog tour!

Mev said...

Thanks for another opportunity to win a give-away!
The video tutorials sound great.

Adri H. said...

Lovely blog design! Thanks for hosting this stop on the Craftsy BOM blog-tour!
Cheers!
adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carla said...
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twelfthzodiac said...

I have been following along, although, I have yet to make a block. I should get on that!

Carla said...

I have blogged about this class. I love it. Thanks for hosting this.
Carla
http://www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com

Carla said...

I have blogged about this class. I love it. Thanks for hosting this.
Carla
http://www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com

CJ said...

I'd love to win a GC to the Fat Quarter Shop! What would I buy though...hmmmmmmm

TexPat said...

I'm following Amy's BOM tutorial and I really like her presentations. Thank you for the giveaway and I love your blog and your tutorials! You do lovely work!

Sarah said...

I'm really enjoying Cratfsy's block of the month class. And, what a great giveaway!

nlcalendar said...

I've looked at these videos and they are well done. Would love to win a gift cert from Fat Quarter shop. tks M

Lisa E said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I'm eagerly looking at a few fabric lines right now, so it would come in handy!

foodmathquilts said...

I've watched the first couple of videos, but haven't made any blocks yet. I love the efficiency of chain piecing and cutting strips, so sampler style doesn't appeal to me most of the time. However, I may eat my words and join in at some point anyway!

Susan said...

I'm going to have to check out that free BOM class! I didn't even know Craftsy existed. What rock have I been hiding under?! LOL Thanks for the info and for the giveaway!

Kim's Crafty Apple said...

YEAH! I'm super excited about this giveaway! I'm about to go down and work on my March blocks right now. I have so much from the FQS that I want that a GC would be super helpful!

Tamie said...

I'd love to have some spending money at the Fat Quarter Shop. Thanks for participating in the tour.

Claire said...

i discovered Craftsy a few months ago and signed up. I am looking forward to watching those videos. Thanks FQS for the chance.

MellieWo said...

I love it when learning is free! Thanks to all!
mjwolanin at gamail dot com

Catherine said...

going to head over there now, what a great idea!

Tracy said...

This has been so much fun and just getting started! I'm looking forward to how this will turn out and what blocks are coming up in the coming months! The blog tour has been fun too! Thanks!

Susan said...

I need to get going on my Craftsy BOM quilt now that I have scrounged up all the fabric I want to use (Central Park by Kate Spain). I am so behind!

VeronicaMade said...

I love Craftsy. I think they have a lot of great classes. Thanks for the giveaway!

LilyKGonzales said...

Good to know about craftsy! I'm doing a block swap with my local guild right now and learning a ton!

Aligoggle said...

I'm still pacing myself. I've done the first BOM for March, and I'll do the second one in the next few days. I decided not to rush and do them both on the 1st, since March is a long month! Lol.

Lisa Cox said...

Oh, I could find so many things at FQS to spend a gift certificate on!
I am enrolled in this class, but haven't made any of the blocks yet. Life keeps getting in the way (migraines, storms, cleaning, etc.)

Diann said...

I was floored to see the number of people signed up for the video course. I love the thought that people all over, in different countries, and on different continents are participating.

Momma Twitch said...

I'm signed up!!!

Jenny said...

Yes, yes, Flea Market Fancy for me, please! I wasn't quilting the first time around. Thanks for the chance. Gonna go check out the Craftsy now . . . .

tlcala4me said...

Thanks so much for being part of the Craftsy BOM blog tour, Amy. I'm loving your blog!

Linda said...

FOLLOWING YOU + CRAFTSY VIA BLOG LOVIN'!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh I could definitely find something beautiful at the Fat Quarter Shop.

Claire Jain said...

I love making these blocks!

Lee Ann L. said...

I like Craftsy; especially, their deals!

Thank you for a chance to win. :-)

LauraC said...

Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I really am enjoying the Craftsy BOM video tutorials. I haven't done any of the blocks yet since I'm still trying to decide on fabrics to use.

Kim said...

I signed up for this course! Of course, I am behind----I am new to finding all of the QALs and such--and as a result, have joined too many! LOL

I was hoping to get some of that Flea Market Fancy, but my favorite prints are gone already! Not to worry, my wishlist is still very long!

Linda said...

Thanks, Amy!

MKK said...

I am really enjoying the BOM class as well as the Blog Hop. I hope to win at one of the sites so I can expand my stash with bright, jewel tone colors. I am often a little too hesitant with color.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I follow Craftsy on FB but I'm heading over to check out the classes. Thanks!

Ashley said...

Very cool

M-R said...

So fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

J-Nessa said...

I am curious what these blocks would look like in a full quilt. I'm having a hard time liking the zig-zag one, but am with-holding final opinion till I try it. I am interested to see how these all look in different fabric choices and layouts. I hope craftsy has a plan for a "show and tell" area (:

B Greene said...

I am really tempted to join this BOM - Craftsy is a classy organization!! Thanks for the giveway!

StarSpry said...

I'm still trying to decide what fabric to use for the BOM course. I'm glad the videos are available whenever I'm ready to get started :)

Alyssa said...

What a cool site! Thanks for the giveaway!

robin said...

This has been fun - thanks for the giveaway chance! :)

VickiT said...

I'm loving the videos and each block Amy's doing each month. Seeing them done really does help those of us who are more a visual learner.
Thank you for the BOM and the blog tour.

Sheila said...

I have been doing the Craftsy BOM and posting on Flickr, just 'cos thats where i put my stuff. It been great to see 2 different techniques each month.

clairesoprano said...

I can't wait to sign up for this! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth said...

I have been enjoying this series so much! I have learned new stuff each time.

annemarie said...

This is wonderful - thanks for the chance to win.

Amy said...

I am loving the blog, thank you!

kulazzv said...

Amy is great I love her blog.Thanks for chance to win.

luvdafroggy said...

I'm already signed up for the Block of the Month and it's fantastic! Thanks for spreading the word.

Laura said...

Thanks for sending us to such a great blog!

Johanna said...

Sounds like a great thing!

Fran said...

I've already signed up with Craftsy & am loving the BOM series. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Cheryl said...

THanks for the giveaway! I have already signed up for the block of the month class and am up to date on my blocks. Now I just have to wait for April to get here to move along.

justacraftymom said...

I am SO excited for the BOM Craftsy quilt along!!!! And Flea-market fancy is what I would get too!!!

LittleLucyGoosey said...

How cool! Thanks for this post, Amy!! I am in love with chevron blocks these days, and cannot wait to get to work! :)

krisgray said...

Love all these BOMs in blogland - what a great way to work together and use up the stash!

Kira said...

Awesome!!! I love it!! Thanks so much!

true2beeme said...

Thanks for info...and chance to win!

elletaylor said...

Good to know and thanks so much for the chance to win some FABRIC!!!!

CathyK said...

I love the Craftsy BOM! It is so fun and Amy is adorable!

Judy said...

I'm having fun doing the Craftsy BOM! Thanks for the chance!

Raddness said...

The Craftsy BOM has helped me a lot! Thanks for the giveaway!

cherio1 said...

I am just learning to quilt and I love the tutorials.

tracy_a said...

Really enjoying the BOM - thanks!

Mrs. McGillis said...

Wow this sounds so cool. I'm definitely going to check it out.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

I just signed up for the class and took the first one ~ its delightful! I can hardly wait to view the next two and get all caught up. Thank you so much for sharing!

Delinda Lea

Jennifer said...

I'm loving the BOM so much!

jude said...

WOW! Great info and great giveaway! thanks!

Valerie said...

Amy's class is awesome! Such clear instructions and great encouragement!

carolann said...

Great info and wonderful giveaway, thank you!

hmhayes said...

Love the BOM! Thanks for the giveaway!

robin chapa said...

Oh my gosh! Craftsy is a GREAT idea! I might finally learn to knit that way! Love the giveaway-- my FQS wishlist is a mile long :)
~robin
welchrobin@hotmail.com

Janelle P said...

I love the Fat Quarter Shop!

JessiBerry said...

Thank you for participating in this blog tour! I am loving the Craftsy BOM, and getting to know all these wonderful, awesome blogs! :)

vintage grey said...

Thanks for sharing about Craftsy! I can't wait to check it out! :) Love the giveaway! xo Heather

Karen said...

I think that Craftsy sounds great. I will definetly look around the sight.

kris said...

Oh I'm excited to do that block of the month.

Amy DeCesare said...

I LOVE Craftsy! So glad you are spreading the word about it.

Lindsay said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the chance to win a FQS gift certificate. It's a great place to shop!

Beth said...

Wow...Craftsy is new to me; I'll have to check it out. Please enter me for the gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!
Thanks, Beth in AL
bhambeth at gmail dot com

MG said...

I would have no trouble at all spending that $25 at FQS. I think I've already got about $250 worth of fabric on my wish list.

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway PLUS the introduction to the craftsy free BOM. I'm working on getting my registration squared away so can read about the project.

Kristy said...

Thanks for the tips as well as the giveaway! K-

Anne-Marie said...

I'm excited to be on Craftsy on do the block of the month. Thanks for being involved in the giveaway!

Libby Clarke said...

This sounds so exciting. I can hardly wait to get started.

Libby Clarke said...

This sounds so exciting. I can hardly wait to get started.

Elizabeth said...

I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for sharing!

toots2u said...

i joined this site a month or so back for the block of the month. Thanks for the chance to win!!

ciccia74 said...

Thanks for the chance to win !

Helen said...

I joined the Craftsy course last month, and it's great!

Gabriella said...

I'm in !!!! And I love the BOM!!!!

Thanks for the chance to win .... It would be great to win and in my wishlist to Fatquartershop the Flea Market Fancy is the first choice

daisy and jack said...

I've joined in the craftsy bom and I'm loving it - the blocks are very cool

Maria de la Luz said...

Thanks for tell about craftsy, this year I m so bussy to take a class out home, now I will look a class in home. Thanks!
Maria de la luz

Robin said...

Wow! This is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win, but even more, thank you for sharing about craftsy! I'm so excited about the possibilities!

Michele said...

I got an email about this site and I just need to find time to check it out further. I'm guessing that I will want to watch every single video.

Christy said...

Thanks for clueing me in on Craftsy!

Second Hand Rose said...

Surprisingly I've never heard of this website, but I will definitely be checking it out now! Thank you! XxxX
http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

Margaret said...

Thanks for introducing us to Craftsy. I'm always interested in learning more about quilting, so I can't wait to check this out.

Mrs MomMegan Craftsalot said...

I love doing the craftsy block of the month. I enjoy your website as well.

Jacklynn said...

Thanks for the Craftsy link - and the gift certificate! The Fat Quarter Shop is one of my favorite spots to ooh and ahh over fabrics.

Carol & Eddy said...

Super giveaway. :-)

Carol & Eddy said...

Super giveaway. :-)

Nena said...

Hello - would love to win! Many thanks!

Salt Water Quilts said...

I really enjoy Amy's block of the month lessons and reading her blog. Great giveaway and thanks for the chance to win!

Leah said...

Thanks! I'm enjoying the BOM, but really must start March's blocks

barb2124 said...

I watched the first two BOM lessons on Craftsy. Must get the March one soon. I'd love to win some fabric to use with some great patterns I've downloaded.

bethanndodd said...

Can't wait to check out all of Amy's blocks, what a fun way to learn new techniques. Thanks for the info and for the chance at the giveaway! Smiles~Beth

ElonieS said...

Very interesting to learn about Craftsy. Sounds like a great idea!

Lisa Marie said...

I've watched the first video on Craftsy and Amy is great. I haven't started making my blocks, but I hope to get to them soon!

Jennie P. said...

I love the craftsy class. I can't wait to make some of the blocks. Thanks for the giveaway!

Messy Mouse said...

I love video tutorials (that's how I learned to quilt)! This looks amazing! And thank you for the give-away!

Kristy QP said...

I joined the Craftsy BoM and I'm loving it! Its great to try new blocks and the videos make it really easy! I'm thinking my finished quilt will make a great picnic blanket!

Thanks for the giveaway :)

SewCal Gal said...

I have also fallen in love with Craftsy. Great classes too.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Anita said...

Wow, what a great idea and free is even better :) thanks for the chance to win!

trillium said...

I signed on to Craftsy. Such perfect corners on the pictured BOM!

trilliumcreates AT gmail dot COM

Mary Mac said...

I love Craftsy!

pinsandneedles said...

I love Craftsy BOM with Amy! I also love that you can watch at your own convenience.

Sharon P said...

I am enjoying the videos on the Craftsy BOM - I hope I can win one of the gift certificates to buy some more fabric to make my blocks!

Diane Bohn said...

Cute blog! I'm glad you participated in this BOM tour so I could find you! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

paige said...

I just discovered Craftsy! Looks like it will be very useful.

Nvjacq said...

Love your blog! Thanks for being part of the BOTM tour. I've sure found many interesting blogs while following the tour! Thanks for the chance to win! Nvjacq@gmail.com

Mystica said...

Thank you for sharing.

Beeaunka said...

Hi, I've really been enjoying the different techniques you've been posting. I can't wait to try them out. :)

Carri said...

I love the BOM club and Amy is an awesome teacher, I just wish I had her skills.
Thanks for sharing...

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

Deb said...

I love Craftsy and have already signed up for a class! I'd love to win this giveaway!

Marcia B said...

I am already signed up for Amy's BOM class!
What a wonderful and generous give away!

Jodi said...

Loving the blog tour, Amy and Craftsy. You are right, the video lessons are the perfect way for us visual learners. hehe.

Thank you and FQS for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Pat V. said...

These blocks are so fresh! Thanks for participating in the hop!

Robineva said...

Amy seems like a really fun lady. I'm enjoying the course.

eilah said...

I am loving this concept and so excited about getting on board--be fun to get my skills up and get some new blocks done :)

Svanhild said...

Looks like fun, especially for someone just starting to quilt.

drmithome said...

Thanks for sharing. I am enjoying this BOM.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the chance to win a little spending money! I need more fabric like I need a hole in the head but oh well! We quilters can never truly have enough fabric now can we? I have been dying to get my fingers on some Flea Market Fancy fabric! I just love her fabrics.

The craftsy site sounds like a great idea. I'll have to check it out, being a visual learner myself.

WandaFish said...

This BOM sounds great. I'll definitely be checking it out.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway - I'd love to get hold of some Flea Market Fancy :)

Joy said...

I do love Craftsy! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Leslie at the Sugarhouse said...

As a traditional quilter, I am learning to break the mold and introduce some new modern blocks in my quilting projects. Thanks so much for my new found inspiration and for the giveaway.

works4me said...

The block of the month videos sound interesting. I have never tried to learn a block by video. Will make sure I check it out during some much needed me-time.

Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift card. I already have my fabric picked out. :)

Peggy said...

I have been doing this Block of the Month and really enjoying it. Thanks for the giveaway

Patti said...

I love this BOM and Amy is a wonderful teacher. I would do anything she ever taught again.
Patti xxx

Kandy Newton said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I love The Fat Quarter shop. Craftsys online videos are such a good way of building up patchwork skills without having to drive anywhere first;-)

Heather Rae said...

Love the Craftsy BOM class!

Heather Rae said...

hrbrae@gmail.com

Carla G said...

The BOM sounds great! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

I'm one of the 53,000 doing Craftsy's BOM and loving it.
I blog about the blocks as well at the beginning/end of every month on my blog
http://handmadebyclairebear.com/tag/craftsys-block-of-the-month/

Being able to watch Amy demonstrate the techniques makes it so easy.

Thanks for the chance to win the gift card.
ClaireBear

craftytammie said...

just signed up and can't wait to get started! thanks for sharing!

Jeanne said...

Plan on sighing up for the BOM and look forward to it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lynn said...

i signed up=yay! and thanks!

Emily said...

I am registered for this course. Like all BOM clubs I am glad that it is something I can get to now or eventually. I am hoping to have time to do it NOW. The blocks so far are so cute!

Kira said...

I'm signed up, but haven't quite started yet. I need fabric!

Kira said...

I'm signed up, but haven't quite started yet. I need fabric!

badputts said...

I would LOVE to win a GC from Fat Quarter Shop.... I love their store!!!

badputts said...

I would LOVE to win a GC from Fat Quarter Shop.... I love their store!!!

Hannah {Bonne Nouvelle} said...

I just have to say, Amy, that you are great. I love your pins (on pinterest) :) You probably don't remember but I "met" you a way back....I am Sarah Jane's cousin (I love all the work you've done for her) and you gave me some advice about fabric a while back! I still want to make it to your quilt shop. And now I love that you know this Amy bcse we went to high school together!! We did drama together for several years....I think that is why she is so good in front of the camera (I confess....I don't quilt.....yet...so I haven't watched her videos yet but I am so happy for her!).

Rhonda D. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I love the Craftsy BOM.

Catskill Quilter said...

Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway! Fat Quarter Shop rocks!

Cara Marie said...

Hope I win, Fat Quarter shop is so great!

Gwen said...

I love Fat Quarter Shop!! It is definitely one of my favorite online stores!! :-) Also, LOVE the quilt with the black sashing-- beautiful!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!! :-)

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