Thursday, January 3, 2013

Catch-up + a Thank You Giveaway

Well hello, 2013. You're already three days old. This year we've been ringing in the New Year with lots of snow. We've already shoveled more times in the past 2 weeks than all of last year combined. (Those are perfect snow crystals on my coat this morning.) It's pretty, but I definitely enjoy it most when I don't have to go out in it.
We've been wrapping up the holidays by hanging out with out-of-state family, going to basketball games, making trips to downtown Salt Lake City to see the lights...
... sledding and tracking down the gourmet Waffle Love Truck. And trying to put the house back together after all the Christmas hoopla. And zero sewing. I had great plans for a productive few days while my husband was off work to get a lot done, but instead I got a bug that made me feel like a piece of hud for a few days. Not a throw-up-kind-of-bug (thank goodness) but it wiped me out nonetheless. All part of the Christmas holidays, I guess. So now I'm trying to get caught-up and back on track.
And while I do that, I have something for you. I've wanted for some time now to have a giveaway as a way of thanking all of you for the lovely support and encouragement you are to me and to this blog. I have three copies of Moda Bake Shop's Sweet Celebrations book to share as well as Moda fat quarters or pre-cuts to go with each book. To enter just leave a comment telling me something you'd like to see more of in the quilt-blog-world during the next year.

One entry per person, please. Be sure to leave an email address where I can reach you if you are a no-reply blogger. Giveaway open until Sunday, January 6 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Winners are:
 hennies.pennies said...
Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! Oh, how I'd love to win! I would love to see more quick little projects, I especially love combining embroidery with quilting. Be especially blessed!
chris said...
Oh, Amy! I'm sorry you've been unwell. My whole family got the flu, despite having flu shots. It's been a rough Christmas break. Hoping everyone in your home and happy and well. Thank you for sharing your talents and kindness. I love seeing your work and learning how to do a little of what you do.
Alanna said...
I'd like to see more giving back to others(thinking of myself for sure!). There's so much talent in this blogging community, and hand mades are a great way to show someone love and compassion. I don't think there can ever be too much of that to go around.

Happy beginning of January.

604 comments:

  1. I would like to see more beginner or easy projects and how to figure out the best way to quilt your projects.

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  2. Scrapping quilts, need to use more fabric!

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  3. More precut tutorials for quilts.. like charm packs, and lyer cakes.. I buy them on occassion, and when I do I am always scrambling to find a way to use it in a quilt instead of the regular old square.

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  4. Your blog was one of the firsts I came across when I started quilting three years ago, Amy. Thank you for all that you share. Your tutorials and writing are easy to follow as well as relaxing and encouraging. You are an inspiration. In the coming year I look forward to more of the same as well as the "keeping it real" stuff.

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  5. I'd love more paper piecing block patterns.

    sara_stetson at yahoo.com

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  6. I would love to see some more smaller (quicker)projects!!! I love your blog and looking forward to reading more... Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  7. My favorites are the tutorials for a complete project or a complete process - start to finish. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I would love to see more about the design process and how you decide on fabrics to put together.

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  9. I would like to learn more about color combinations and tutorials. Thanks for an awesome blog!

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  10. Ideas for thoughtful gifts are always great...and keep me thinking about making them throughout the year and not waiting until the last minute.

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  11. I would like to see some more bloggers sign up to do the scrappy trip-around-the-world quilt. Hahaha, just kidding!!! (Although it is quite a lovely quilt, I understand why so many have been bitten by the bug!). I love to see some pretty photos, learn about upcoming fabric lines, and always am interested in new tutorials for some new-to-me techniques. Happy new year!

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  12. I so need to learn to to make inset seams

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  13. i'd love some more great QAL options!

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  14. I like seeing "quilts in action:" quilts on the beds they were made for, or covering the children who snuggle in them. A hotpad next to a boiling pot of pasta, etc. But not necessarily staged. "Everyday" photos. Sometimes it seems that quilts are made in this surreal environment but really, they exist in the everyday. :)

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  15. You are perfect.

    Love, Lady D

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  16. I love your blog and love to see what you're making next! I think you do a great job already with the tutorials but I guess it would be more tuts using the pre-cuts. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  17. Wow! Thanks for the chance... if I could see one thing it would have to be a magical machine that tells me what to do with my beautiful fabric... I'm soooo indecisive!

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  18. I'd love to see more single afternoon, projects. There are some times when I love to see a tutorial on a block that can come together to form a full quilt top in 4-6 hours.

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  19. Happy 2013! Thank you for a wonderful blog full of inspiration and beautiful creations. I enjoy all your projects, but would love to start adding hand embellishments/embroidery in quilts or possibly crazy quilting projects? Thanks for a chance to win the book and fabric...the book is on my wish list!

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  20. I'd love to see more traditional blocks/quilts done with a modern spin!
    Thanks for the opportunity :)

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  21. I love seeing tutorials and tips and tricks.

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  22. I am looking for more tutorials on paper piecing.

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  23. Tutorials, for sure. Thanks!

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  24. I would love to see more tutorials or quilt-alongs. I'm still relatively novice in my skill and would love more practice.

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  25. More of the great tutorials and tips, we all learn so much from them.
    Tilleybl@aol.com

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  26. I love seeing what people are making, in the planning, making, AND finished stages. If we can't show off on our blogs, where can we? Hee hee!
    Chelsea
    chickenflag@hotmail.com

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  27. Love quick projects :-) Thank You and Happy New Year!

    vbehymer at gmail

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  28. more tutorials ank kids' and nature (appliqué) quilts. thanks for asking!

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  29. I have been going through my stash and I think I need some quilts with novelty fabrics. I seem to have quite a few and I don't know what to do with all of them. I'm in Utah as well and the shoveling has been intense, it's good to get the moisture though!

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  30. I'd like to see lots of tutorials for quick and easy projects!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  31. Love new fabric lines ans ways to use them! I love Blog Hops!1
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  32. Love to learn anything about quilting or sewing. Have sewn for a long time but there are always new and different ways of doing things, or new patterns or color combos. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I just love seeing finished quilts . . . lots of beautiful inspiration. Thanks for all the inspiration you send out . . . I actually enjoy all of your non-quilt stuff too . . . I love how you keep it real ;) Thanks for the chance.

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  34. I love reading tutorials. Can't get enough of them. Thanks for the giveaway and Happy New Year!

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  35. I love easy quilt tutorial.
















    i am a newbie to this world.this is awesome giveaway.thanks for the cahance.

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  36. I love your blog just the way it is!!, It is one of my very favorites ! Keep up the excellent job!

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  37. At the risk of sounding boring, I would like more of the same. I love your (and other bloggers')balance of fabric love, tutorials, in-process posts, completions, gifts made and given, quilt bee creations, personal posts, etc. I get great ideas and inspiration from all of them!
    Karen
    krseitz@earthlink.net

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  38. I'd really enjoy seeing quick holiday gift ideas (and not just Christmas) using needle and thread. I love quilts that include a bit if embroidery and would love some new ideas. And it would be interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look into your creative brain as you work out a new idea. Can't wait to see what's in store!

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  39. I love to read your blog. You have such inspiration. I really enjoy seeing small and quick projects. I also love the quilt-a-longs because it breaks it down into smaller steps that I can get done when I only have snippets of time available. Hope you get well soon. Thanks! Jana

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  40. I would like to see more tutorials and smaller projects. Thanks!
    tvoyles67@gmail.com

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  41. I love tutorials, especially for small projects and gift ideas. but I already think you do a great job with that! Have a wonderful 2013!

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  42. Such a great way to spend family time! Great pictures... This is a fun giveaway and I can think of a lot of things to use those on!

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  43. So many good ideas! I always love to see projects for scraps, and miniature quilts are fun, too.

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  44. I don't buy much of anything new, so I'd like to see how to match colors/patterns/fabrics, or cut fabrics I have in my stash which are odd sizes. I'm still a beginner and I started with someone else's stash!

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  45. I enjoy Scrappy projects that use up more of my fabric stash, thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. Tutorials! I know they are alot of work but we so enjoy them and appreciate them! Thanks, and Happy New Year!

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  47. I've been a big fan since I came across your quilting tutorials ; ) I love your blog! I'd love to see a how-to make baby booties. (If I could suggest the Sakura pack) My daughter's middle name is Sakura hehehe. Yasuko H. hanami.love@yahoo.com

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  48. I would like to see more big blocks to make big quilts (queen/king size). More tutorials on quilting your own quilts using a home sewing machine would be cool too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. Tutorials! I know they are alot of work but we so enjoy them and appreciate them! Thanks, and Happy New Year!

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  50. Easy and fun tutorials or QAL. I just love your blog and you helped me make my first quilt. Winning will feed my urge to make more and more and more.

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  51. I'd love to see more tutorial of course (cuz they are just so amazing), and maybe some more fabric swaps and Quilting Bees and random themed swaps! I love love love swaps!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway! I would like to see blogs that focus on the basics.

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  53. I would really like to see ideas for jelly rolls (since the craft/fabric stores where I live seem to have an ABUNDANCE of these), as well as free motion quilting ideas. I don't always have access to a long-arm, so things I can do on my little janome are always of interest.

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  54. I would like to see tutorials or projects for small projects, like the zippered pouches last year also maybe something a little more advanced or intermediate quilt projects for quilters wanting to challenge themselves. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  55. Honestly, I would love to see anything. I have been out of the crafting world for a good 10 years and just starting to pick everything back up again. I enjoy tutorials and learning anything I can.

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  56. Pretty snow!! I keep hoping for snow here but we haven't had any yet. :)

    I always love looking at quilt photos. They get me inspired to pull out my own work!

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  57. Precut quickie quilts and I love to see color/pattern pairing options as well as new gadgets to make quilting easier. I could also use some help with patterns.
    shel704 at aol dot com

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  58. Tutorials for some projects that would be fast to complete

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  59. I love to see sewing rooms and organizing ideas, as well as home decorating projects using quilts in an unusual way. I also love to see all of the various color combinations! Your blog is a tremendous inspiration!

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  60. A quick tutorial to refresh my skills is always welcome.

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  61. I've just recently discovered the world of sewing and your blog and would love to see more smaller projects for beginners and quilting tutorials!

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  62. Thank you for the chance to win. I would like to see more free patterns and tutorials - and of course lots more inspiriation from all those amazing creative, clever quilters out there.

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  63. I really enjoy tutorials. I am fairly new to quilting and I like to see visuals on how to do things. I just love your blog, by the way! :)

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  64. I would love some hints and tips for free motion quilting, something to help build confidence. Thanks for the giveaway -would be great to win!

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  65. I'm always so busy that I'd love to see more quick projects that I can squeeze in. Thanks. =)

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  66. What a lovely & generous giveaway - thanks :-) I'd like to see more sharing of where everyone buys their beautiful fabrics, especially here in the UK, and in particular, the pre-cuts. LOVE jelly rolls & charm packs - they add to the fun of making quilts!
    Xx

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  67. I love your stile so I'd love to see even more tutorials.
    happy 2013!!!!

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  68. Wow, that's a nice way to start into the new year, thanks for die giveaway!

    I am one of the newbies, just handpieced one pillowcase and am still working on my first top (colour wheel), but I really adore all the colourful quilts.
    I am not sure what I want to see more.. tutorials are always great, I love bolder graphic designs with a lot of white and contrasts. Also, I am always interested in alternative uses for quilts since Germany is definitely not a great quilting country and one can only use so many pillow cases and bed vocers.
    Since we do not have precuts or anything like it where I live (at least not easily to approach) I do not need tutorials that are made especially for precut fabrics.

    Best wishes for 2013!

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  69. Hello Amy! I have to say that I simply love your blog!! :-) I'm checking it every day to see if you add some new post. I wouldn't change much on it - maybe just some more sewing, sewing, sewing! And from time to time some tutorial would be graet :-) Sending greetings from Europe and wishing all the best, Míša (Misha.Klocova@seznam.cz)

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  71. I would like to see fast and easy quilting projects and tutorials for everything quilting and sewing related. I love to see how others solve the same problems I have when sewing.

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  72. Hey - definatley tutorials, I am a beginner and have loved browsing through your lovely blog. I amslo like lots of tips on where to get fabrics!
    xxx

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  73. New techniques! Pictures of quilt and color combos that may not be the norm.
    Mary Ann

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  74. Oh how fun! I love the Moda Bake Shop website, and I would love to win the book! Thanks for the chance!

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  75. I would like to see more ideas for using just one Charm pack. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  76. I would love to see more tips for time management.....You know the ones...that help you find time for more sewing and less housework and other obligations.
    sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

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  77. Awesome giveaway, thanks! I agree w tutorials, but seriously beginner stuff. I mean, presume I know nothing! Video tutorials are great too.

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  78. Whilst I like quilt alongs and stuff, I really don't have time to do them all even though I would love to. So this year I'd like to see more in the way of tips and tricks rather than full blown projects. I've learned a lot from Sarah Fielke's class on Craftsy already for tricks in applique and learning step down piecing and such and it's really been an eyeopener and got me really excited so I'm desperate for more!

    (kerryATpenny-dog.co.uk)

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  79. If I see anymore my eyes are going to pop up of my head right as it explodes! But I love all the beautiful quilts, the great tutorials, the small projects. I am constantly amazed at the new ideas. I guess I would love to see a little more traditional work...I miss the old blocks and the hand work. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  80. Amy I would love to see lots more tutorials in blogdom land. Especially some ofthose on paper pieceing and hexagon projects. Love your blog. Your winter pictures are awesome by the way. Thank youf or a chance to enter your giveaway.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. I love tutorials, especially for small gifts. I'm always on the hunt for gift ideas. Thanks for all you do, and Happy 2013!

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  82. The photos of the lights are just stunning. I'm sure they are more impressive in person. So sorry that you were sick during the holidays but that seems to happen to a lot of people...to much going on and not enough rest are sure ways to get sick. glad you are feeling better.

    The quilt blog world is pretty amazing already but I'd love to see more posts comparing products of specific nature such as threads. There are so many available and it is really hard to figure out which ones are best and for which application. I'd also love to see more about long arm quilting....why people chose the machines and frames that they did, all the other supplied needed ect. I'm looking at buying one myself and can use all the info that I can get.

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  83. I would love to see a basic tutorial on how to make a landscape Wall hanging. I really like art quilts but am afraid to start without a little guidance.
    thelady(at)hotmail.com

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  84. Happy New Year! I am glad you are well once again - it's no fun to be sick over the holidays. I would love to see more tutorials on machine quilting with a normal home machine as well as some perky fun smaller projects that make great gifts. Thank you for all the great blogs! :0)

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  85. Hi Amy. I'm always interested in projects that use precut fabrics.

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  86. I would love to see some more small projects that would be easy to create quickly for those oops moments when you realise that you should have posted a gift last week.
    And any tips and techniques that you discover during the year would be very appreciated.

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  87. I would like to see more scrappy quilt tutorials and on making bags/totes by hand sewing. Thank you babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  88. Happy new year Amy! I love reading your blog and your quilts are always inspiring. I would love to see more behind the scene of your quilting process. How do you design your quilts? Draw them out on paper or computer? Fabric selection? Quilt stores verses big box stores or online stores to purchase fabric? Tutorials are always fun too. :)

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  89. I would like to see more EPP, hexies and other shapes too :)

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  90. Your quilts are super cute! I would like to see some tutorials or tricks how to build such cute quilt tops! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  91. Picking fabrics for a cohesive design is NOT my strong suit! I'd really like to learn how to be better at that.

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  92. I love to see tutorials for gifts that use smaller amounts of fabric (keychains, coin purses, etc...).

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  93. I love your piecing but would like to see more of the quilting designs that are used to quilt a quilt.

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  94. I love your piecing but would like to see more of the quilting element and designs used to quilt a quilt.

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  95. More tutorials and a way to pin ideas on Pinterest! Thanks!

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  96. Small gift ideas for beginners is always great.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ColibriNB at gmail dot com

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  97. I love ideas for fast quilts that look like they weren't fast. :-)

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  98. I love all the pictures you post. Being a teacher I of course love words, but am a little over words when I sit down to relax and catch up on my quilt blogs. I can always count on your blog having the right amount of pictures and words. And your pictures are uplifting to a tired, working mom. Thanks for all you do!

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  99. Not sure my post went through. Easy and fun tutorials and QAL. I made my first quilt with guidance from your website. I hope to win! Thanks for all of your posts and look forward to what you have in store for us this 2013!

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  100. I am determined to get more gifts made this year, and made early...not at the last minute :) So project ideas and tutorials I am looking for this year. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  101. My biggest challenge is knowing how many and what types of patterns to put together. I'd love to learn more about that.

    gnlenhardt@juno.com

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  102. I'd like to see more posts about quilting a big quilt on a home machine.

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  103. I'd like to see more giving back to others(thinking of myself for sure!). There's so much talent in this blogging community, and hand mades are a great way to show someone love and compassion. I don't think there can ever be too much of that to go around.

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  104. Being a fairly new quilter, any tips/techniques you share is so helpful!!

    simplydelighting@yahoo.com

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  105. Quilting tutorials are my fave!

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  106. HI!
    I love to see cute gifts that can be made for teachers and others.

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  107. I love your blog. I'm not sure it could get much better! Just keep up what you're doing. Great inspiration. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

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  108. I would like to see quilt bloggers sharing more about their daily lives...are things going good, bad, does someone need encouraging words and support from their blogging friends. I would like to the quilt blogging community draw closer together as friends...times are hard, jobs are scarce, life is scarey out there and alot of people are living day to day with enormous amounts of anxiety and stress and heartbreak. We can be there for each other!

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  109. Just beautiful.. Perfect for spring into summer.

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  110. I love tutorials that give tips on piecing quilt tops that look like they are complictaed but are actually very simple!

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  111. I love a good tutorial, but more than that I love to see how people have used their fabric. Finished projects always inspire me. And, I really hope I win. I wanted this book for Christmas, but didn't get it. Guess I was on the naughty list.

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  112. tutorials!!!! I'm going to attempt one quilt per month in 2013. :) jamiegrogan@hotmail.com

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  113. I love to see tutorials for fun new quilt tops- but I have to admit that what I would really like is to see more tips, tricks, helpful hints, and designs for actual (regular) machine quilting. I have been sewing for years and can piece the quilts just fine, but then they sit because I get nervous I'm going to ruin my hard piecing work by quilting them myself. Yet paying someone else to long arm quilt them is not an option (too expensive). ;)

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  114. I have such a hard time picking fabrics! I would love to read more about how you choose! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  115. I'd love to see more technique tutorials.

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  116. Who doesn't enjoy tutorials, but your photography is always so nice that I enjoy whatever you post. Charm packs and a pattern book would be a great way to start the year. Thank you for the chance.

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  117. I left a comment previously, but then realized that it didn't include my email. So this one should have it! I would love to see more machine quilting tips and tutorials so I can finish my quilt tops!

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  118. I just started sewing hexis so I would like to see more hexi tutorials. Thanks! tdavis3@harding.edu

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  119. I just started sewing hexis so I would like to see more hexi tutorials. Thanks! tdavis3@harding.edu

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  120. I love finding tutorials for quick gist. Made many, many drawstring pouches and small zipper bags. Now I need something new for my daughter and her friends. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  121. I'd love to see someone explain how to create and/or design your own quilt patterns or paper piecing patterns

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  122. Well, I am just a beginner. I am taking my first piecing class tomorrow! So, I guess, beginner tutorials.
    Thank you for the chance!
    sdjg@pacbell.net

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  123. First off, I love your blog. It's one of my daily checks. Second, I think more about fabric and design choices would be interesting and helpful. Thanks!

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  124. Love the how-to tutorials and pictures of finished projects. Keep them coming! Thanks for this great give-away!

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  125. As a new quilter, I would love to see a tutorial on how to piece and put together a quilt backing for a large quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. Thanks for the chance to win, tutorials for quick and easy projects are always appreciated.

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  127. I would like to see more pre-cut friendly quilts or ideas.

    cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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  128. I would love to see more fat quarter quilts -- not with entire fabric lines, but ones which use up a lot of random fabric stash!

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  129. I'd love to see more quick, easy projects for beginners & helpful tips for doing various things (ex. for some reason I have a very hard time cutting long pieces of fabric straight). A simple block of the month or quilt along suitable for beginners would be neat too. Actual quilting tutorials for those of us just learning would be awesome as well....basically any tutorial to help with the basic steps in the quilting process. :) I do realize there are more than beginners around though.

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  130. I would love to see more small hand applique project. I took a class at my LQS and am now HOOKED! Thanks for your great blog!

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  131. Amy, thank YOU for sharing of your time and talents with us! I've only recently discovered the quilting blog world and have been blessed so much with tutorials, info about fabric stores, pictures of your lovely quilts. As a newbie the only thing I can think of to request is...more of all of the above! txjackson5@gmail.com

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  132. I'm a newbie quilter, so I'd like to see more of the basics or tricks of the trade. I get so intimidated, and hesitate to try a lot of the projects because they seem too complicated, while in all reality, they probably aren't! :o)

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  133. I would love to see more tutorials - whether skill building or quilt patterns. Thanks for all your good work!

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  134. Happy New Year Amy!
    I would love to see more "why" in our bloggy world.
    Why we do what we do and the steps that go with it! When we know "why", we can be more successful! This will help lots of people learn tips, tricks and the basics. I plan to work on this though my blog. Perhaps "Why on Wednesday"
    Those who are interested - come visit please.

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  135. I would love to see more HST patterns. Thanks for the chance to win!

    lindapawlak@verizon.net

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  136. I'd love to see more tutos, techniques... thanks for the chance to win! bea968{at}gmail.com

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  137. I like tutorials for smallish quilted items like bags, pouches, and wallets.

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  138. What a lovely giveaway!! :) I would to see maybe more tutorials and some vintage goodness :) Thanks, happy Friday!! xo Holly

    {damitasprettywrap@hotmail.com}

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  139. I love all your quilting tutorials. They are inspirational!

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  140. I love seeing a quilt or project from start to finish... from choosing a pattern (or designing one) to fabric selection to construction and finishing!

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  141. I can't think of anything off the top of my head other than inspiration! That is always what I look for when looking at blogs ... oh and tutorials are always nice too! Thanks for the inspiration you have given on your blog, you are super talented!

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  142. Funny story! I read your blog post yesterday and clicked to comment, I was so excited that I was the first one to do so! Then, I got distracted and didn't get back to it all day. So here I am, 341 to comment! I truely love your blog, I have learned so much from it. What you do, and I'd love to see more, is keep things simple and useful. Thanks! donna@nmdc.net

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  143. I'd love to see more quilt alongs and projects where the bloggy world comes together :)

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  144. Small and fast project with tutorials. Love your blog.

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  145. In Quebec too we have a lot of snow !!!
    I would like maybee more tutorials and tips because I'm a quilter since few time.
    Thank you for this fabulous giveaway, Happy New Year !!!

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  146. I would like to see more tutorials. All of my 2012 quilts were made based off of tuts on blogs, and I'd love to see something fresh to try! =) stacy.hadwin@gmail.com

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  147. I love tutorials, even though a quilt project step by step would be cool to see how you do the whole process.

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  148. I would love some more complex project tutorials that would stretch my skill set! (I'm thinking paper piecing, etc.) I know tutorials are so time consuming to write, so I really do appreciate all that you do! This is one of my favorite blogs!

    ericanimri at gmail dot com

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  149. Fast, small projects are always welcome, but I try to get inspiration from most of the projects that I come across. And always appreciate tutorials.

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  150. So sweet of you! Um... I would love more tutorials on making different kinds of quilt blocks. I am stuck on square-squares because I have no idea where to go from there. Easy, pretty pieced blocks.

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  151. I'm such a quilting newbie, I've made two tops but haven't had the time to put them all together yet. I'd love to see more beginner tutorials, and a quilt-a-long!

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  152. As a new quilter, I don't know what more I could ask for! I love your tutorials. Thank you!

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  153. I love your blog, and am learning alot from you on the way to becoming a better quilter. Thanks for the give away! slopez45s2000@yahoo.com

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  154. Tutorials, quilt-alongs, fabric swaps. I've been meaning to get that book - thank you for the chance to win!

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  155. i have to make 4 twinsize quilts for next christmas .... sure would come in handy.
    Barbara

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  156. Lovely, sweet fabrics! I want to improve my free-motion quilting this year so I'd like to see more samples and, of course, tutorials of such.

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  157. I would like to see more paper piecing tutorials . I love the effect and how you can use up small pieces of fabric.

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  158. I'd love to see patterns that show which was to press pieces so block to block assembly is better. I take classes at a wonderful shop in San Antonio, Texas, and she always has these on her patterns. I thought this was the norm, but as I follow other patterns I have to change which direction I pressed something to make two seams nest better.

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  159. I would love to hear more about how you pick your color combinations for quilts - that is the hardest part for me.

    Happy new year!

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  160. I'm so new to following blogs, but I would have to add my vote to others who have mentioned tutorials on piecing and ideas for quilts. I would love to see some ideas for guy quilts as I want to make a throw quilt for my nephew who is graduating from High School this year, something he can take to college with him. I also have a daughter getting married. What have people done for marriage quilts?

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  161. I love tutorials as well! Something else I love is talking about fabric. It's something I want to do more of on my blog, but the real fun is reading others' opinions (even on the things they don't like!).

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  162. I love your quilts. More quilt tutorials and machine quilting!

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  163. I would would like to see more ideas for gifts and small projects to make in blogs this year. I love seeing pics of everyone's finished quilts and projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  164. I just stumbled on your blog this morning via a photo on Pinterest, and I've spent the morning learning about you and your family! I love everything on your blog! I may have to scrap all my quilting plans for the year and just concentrate on your tutorials! Keep the great ideas coming! :-) Thanks for the chance to win, too!

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  165. I'd like to see a few more quick projects using moda mini charms. I have a few and need a little inspiration!

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  166. I would like to see more tutorials and more ideas on quilting. Machine quilting, how to pick colors...Anything new...and love your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. May the New Year be good to everyone.

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  167. I'd love to see more bees and quilt-alongs! I'm looking for new ways to share my love of quilting/crafting with everyone in the blogosphere. Thanks for the chance!

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  168. what I search for the most are tips and ideas - I am self-taught (like most nowadays) and when I try something new like paper piecing, I start searching and reading for tips. I have never done anything scrappy or improve, I think that this year I will be trying improve...still holding off on scrappy.....

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  169. I'd love to see more tutorials and tricks of the trade. redhot AT aol DOT com

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  170. I´d love to see small sewing projects.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
    Happy New Year.

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  171. I love tablerunners! The more the merrier...lol. Thank you for this giveaway.
    hugs,
    Cheri

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  172. Thank you for the give away. Happy New Year. Tutorials on gifts,bags to give my friends for birthdays are great. Also techniques and shortcuts for piecing.

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  173. Scrappy, scrappy, scrappy! More scrappy goodness!
    While I appreciate the beauty of quilts made with a single line of fabric, I think quilts that use a multitude of scraps are eye-candy interesting and definitely more challenging! I'd like to see more scrappy inspiration!

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  174. Thank you so much for the chance. I love tutorials. I was a hand quilter for a long time and am recently obsessed with machine quilting.

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  175. Love to see more patterns and step by step tutorials. I just started quilting and use your blog as my primary resource. Thanks! jenmac75 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  176. I would love to see some quick make tutorials like small throw blankets, pillows, bags and anything child related. I look forward to a new year with you. jmichaelpike@aol.com

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  177. Love your blog! Happy and healthy new year to you! Thanks so much.

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  178. What a fun giveaway Amy! I have enjoyed following your blog. You are so creative and make so many beautiful things!

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  179. I like tutorials for quick quilts!

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  180. I love seeing all the different quilt patterns that people create- I make bed sized quilts so it is great to see new designs. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity. Moda Bake shop is a great place for new ideas.
    Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book and charm packs.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  181. I'd love to see some tutorials for sewing machine tips. I am a beginner, and even though the quilts may not be super complicated, I have a hard time choosing tension, picking a stitch length, and troubleshooting while using my machine :)

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  182. More tutorials with fabric and block requirements for multiple sizes!

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  183. love fast easy projects from precuts! Love your blog although I'm new but read your FB almost every day.

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  184. I love the open sharing of tutorials and patterns in the quilt blog world. I am so impressed with the thought and effort that goes into them and the "do whatever you want with this" attitude of many of the bloggers. I enjoy seeing the completed photos by happy readers. So my hope is for continued openness and sharing of creativity in blog world.

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  185. Hope you're feeling much better after the bug, we've had one hear and I'm still feeling pretty lousy but have managed some sewing! I'd love to see more showing of mistakes and failures, I'm not good at doing it myself but think it's really useful!

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  186. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway ....love your blog ..it is my favourite !

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  187. I love finding quick quilting tutorials! :)
    sarahmon90[at]gmail[dot]com

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  188. I'm a budding quilter with a penchant for classic fabrics. I'd love to be a part of a quilt along/sew along for beginners! I've always wanted to try one to help keep me motivated. I'd also like to see more hand quilting techniques and designs/fabrics that celebrate the BOY!

    Thanks!

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  189. Love your blog ...it is my favourite ! Also love the giveaway!

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  190. I like to buy precuts and would love to see more patterns for those.

    Wlsngrl@gmail.com

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  191. I love what you offer on your blog now, some quilting, some family life, it's all great, I would like to see it continue through 2013, thanks for opening your world to us. Happy new year!

    Lakinsfamily@bell.net

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  192. I need all the motivation I can get right now. chiggercricket@yahoo.com

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  193. I'm a newbie, so the little tips and tricks that make quilting and piecing easier (that you don't get from a pattern) would be great!

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  194. Tutorials with pictures are great, and I love online classes where the participants can talk on Flickr, etc.

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  195. I love what you offer currently on your blog, tutorials, quilts, ideas, family, it's all great, would love to see that continue through 2013. Thanks for all you do, Happy New Year.

    Jodielakins@gmail.com

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  196. I love your blog and love looking through for inspiration! Thank you for a change at the give-away, it looks fabulous!
    gemme13@hotmail.com

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