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`d love to see accesories tutorials,bag,wallets,purses,scarf...and also quilts tips and techniques.Thanks you for the chance to win!!

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  2. I love it all, and I realize that some blogs survive by using the newest and best, but I love to see a nice scrappy, scrapbuster, or 'upcycled' project now and then for those of us that have to do our hobby on a tight budget :)

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  3. I always love seeing tutorials and patterns for mug rugs, tablerunners, wall hangings and other small gift items. Also anything that can be made with jelly rolls and charms are something I love, too! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and for the chance to win. :)

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  4. Really basic tutorials on how to quilt :) I'm a newbie

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  5. Tutorials of any kind... thanks for sharing.
    shuttermom77 at gmail dot com

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  6. I would love to see more gift idea tutorials! I absolutely love your blog and have learned so much from you in quilting, thank you!!
    Thank you for the chance to win this very generous giveaway!

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  7. I would love to see more original amazing modern mini quilts because I think they are so great for skill building and they are accessible for every ability too, especially kind to the budget as well.

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  8. I would love to see a couple of paper piecing tutorials.
    I bought a kit a few years ago of houses decorated for Christmas, not realizing it was paper piecing. No idea how to do it.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  9. I would like to see more technique specific blogs. Maybe some on coordinating fabric colors/lines.

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  10. I'd love to see more quilting tutorials as I'm a new quilter and don't always know how to quilt things once they're finished.

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  11. I want to learn more about paper piecing this year. I heard there is a skill builder BOM which seems challenging, I may try to tackle that!

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  12. I would love to hear more about what types of machines and tools quilters and bloggers use. It seems like a given for those who have been at it awhile but for newer quilters and those looking for a new fresh pep in their step, its good to knwo what new machines folks are loving at all price points, what rulers do you use the most, what are your go-to tools, what are you favorite threads, etc. Thanks! buffyh_6 AT yahoo DOT com

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  13. I love tutorials of any kind. I am a beginner quilter so I especially love the tutorials where you explain the basics. Thanks so much!

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  14. I would like to see tutorials/books for the very beginning quilter. I have been quilting for years but when I talk to want-to-be or beginning quilters, they often say they could never learn to quilt or do a more advanced project.

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  15. I love your tutorials. I recently just did your bricks in a Christmas theme. I would say more of that! Happy New Year!

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  16. I'd like ideas/tutorials for Christmas early in the year. Then perhaps it will not creep up on me this year!

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  17. I'm always getting stuck on matching colors, so anything that makes it easier for color-matching-challenged people like me would be most welcome!

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  18. I love tutorials, and I would like to see some "Paper Piecing for Dummies"...that would be ME!
    lisamcgriff@hotmail (dot) com

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  19. I have a few baby quilts to do so I would love the inspiration. Thanks and I am glad you enjoyed the holidays (except the bug...yuck) -Nancy (blackie_85(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Giveaways where I win! Ha! No I just like lots of posts. Could be pictures, thoughts, finishes, or whatever. You do a fantastic job and have never disappointed :)

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  21. I loved seeing downtown SLC in lights growing up. Miss it!
    Id love to see some tips on organizing your stash etc. I swear my area gets to be such a tornado, i dont get a chance to sew because i gotta clean it up. Some cheap storage methods, What to do with 200+ fat quarters and still see them. etc. What to do with those fabrics that dont cut it for you anymore? Exchange em? etc.

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  22. Any type of tutorials. I am always up for learning new things!

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  23. I always love new ways to use jelly rolls, etc. in projects. These items are so handy

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  24. I would love to see more modern quilt designs!

    z [at] zannahdo [dot] com

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  25. I would love to see more basic quilting tutorials, especially piecing.

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  26. Fresh, modern colors are always of interest to me - thanks!

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  27. i need to figure out my century old singer, tension is off! but havent had much time to deal with it. maybe this yr! love to make a quilt for me and the hubby out of old t shirts from the many concerts we've gone to!

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  28. I'm a pretty beginner sort of quilter so tutorials are wonderful! A wall-hanging or throw size quilt-a-long would be nice too!

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  29. I love tutorials! Of all kinds! It makes me much more productive :)
    Many thanks for the great giveaway!

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  30. Tutorials are always great, espEcially any guidance on cutting and quilting would be fab:). Happy New Year lxx

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  31. I'm hoping to see more quilt-alongs.

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  32. I would like to see some tutorials on how to do some of the great work you do :D

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  33. for me it's how to choose colours, patterns or which fabrics go with what, that would be great to have some help with

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  34. Love your tutorials, especially for the easier quilts, since I am a beginner. Most of all, enjoy your beautiful photos and commentary -- thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

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  35. I am self taught via blogs and books, so ANY tutorials would be good, particularly EASY ones ;-) and also ones that are relatively quick and easy t make items too. Thanks for all your inspiration :-)

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  36. I would love to see more project using precuts and how to select and combine colors for different quilts. You've already inspired me this past year...I've made several of your projects...and look forward to more inspiration this year. Happy New Year!

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  37. I love tutorials. My mom is not close by to show me how to do some of the basics and it is awesome to learn from experienced quilters. Thank you for the giveaway. mit02004 at gmail.com

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  38. I have been a quilter for a few years, so I am always looking for new ways to use scraps from previous projects, so quilts as well as other "crafty" ways to use up those scraps. The ultimate recycling! Love your blog!

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  39. How lovely! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I like your tutorials. My next thing I want to learn is paper piecing. So I'd like to see more paper piecing tutorials in blogland.

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  41. I would love to see more big stitch hand quilting. Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

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  42. I'm a beginner quilter, but I would love to see more ideas on what I can do with all of my fabric scraps. I'm a bit of a packrat, so I keep aaall of them. :D

    You can reach me at: natalie.gr.thomas@gmail.com

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  43. It looks like a lot of others are saying the same, but I'm a sucker for tutorials. Even if I know how to do something, I love to see how others do it. I've been quilting for over 20 years, but I still find new ideas and techniques on people's blogs! Thanks for the chance!

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  44. I'm a sucker for tutorials!
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  45. Any projects that utilize all the wonderful pre-cuts that are available these days. Jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarter bundles, etc.

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  46. I would love some pillow tutorials, need some new pillows.
    I have been wanting that book, thanks for the giveaway!
    Sure do enjoy your blog.

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  47. Ooh, I've been eyeing that book! Happy new year! I love small projects - as I'm relatively new to sewing, they boost my confidence.

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  48. I love all the inspiration out there from patterns to tutorials to just sharing what it inspiring you at the moment. This is a great giveaway. Thank you.

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  49. I like to see tutorials on a blog. Even if it's something I think I know how to do, or can do, often others have an easier/faster/better way of doing it. sguday at shaw dot ca

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  50. I have be wanting this book. Thanks for the give away.

    dallen75@columbus.rr.com

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  51. Wishing you and youre loved ones still a Happy New Year.
    Sorry, can't think of anything I want to see more about in blog-world-land.
    There is so much to see don't think I have enough time to see it all.
    So please keep blogging and I be reading and looking and most of all having fun.

    Kind regards,
    Marga♥

    marpie49@gmaildotcom

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  52. Love the blog! I made my first quilt this past year using your beginner's tutorial. Now I am on my 4th quilt and am addicted! A quilt along this year would be fun!

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  53. Love the blog! I made my first quilt this past year using your beginner's tutorial. Now I am on my 4th quilt and am addicted! A quilt along this year would be fun!

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  54. I would really lover to see more tutorials on quilts and quilt blocks!! I have been eying this book thanks for the chance to win and the fabric looks so pretty!!!♥

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  55. I would like to see more block tutorials and FMQ design ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I would love to see more ideas for small projects that finish up quickly. I love to sew but my time is limited with working full time. When I start a large project I often get "lost" and have a hard time finishing it. With small projects I tend to stay "engaged" until it is done. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!
    amcallister@alpinedistrict.org

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  57. I´m always happy to see your blog. Your tutorials, your pictures are lovely, thanks for your giveaway!

    Zully

    zullyromero86@gmail.com

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  58. I'd like a quilt along together with tutorials :)

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  59. I love following your blog and seeing your creative process. It's always a bright and cheerful spot in my day. For the new year I would like to see more tutorials and follow along patterns from the quilt bloggers. I learn so much from the tutorials, and enjoy making the items that are posted.

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  60. I'm looking for non complicated new quilt blocks to make on a monthly basis. So tutorials are awesome or how to use new designer fabrics with a quilt block -corresponding patterns and colors and such. Some of the more moderns or vibrant fabrics can be intimidating to work with :-)

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  61. I love all the inspiration blogs like yours give those of us who are just starting out - especially when you mention how it occasionally all goes wrong! Makes me feel so much better when I mess up.

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  62. I'd love to see more projects for gifts!!! Thanks for your generosity!!!

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  63. Thank you for the chance to win.
    I would love more patterns/ tutes using layer cakes.
    Loved your white Christmas pics, the church looks magnificent!!!

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  64. More of the basic tutorials would be great for me as a beginning quilter.

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  65. Fat quarter quilts
    trissuarez@gmail.com

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  66. I would like more tips. Maybe a sampler quilt Block of the Month with tutorial/photos on how to make each one.

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  67. I like seeing smaller fast quilt project for gifts or for a bazaar sales. Thanks for letting me be in the drawing.

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  68. Hi Amy, love your blog. I would love to hear one day how you got started blogging about quilting... tutorials are always awesome. I love projects that are scrappy and I'm always on the look out for gift ideas. I like to start my gift creating early. I wanted that book for christmas but santa must have given my copy to someone else. I hope they are enjoying it... LOL :) Have an awesome day.

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  69. Hi Amy. I like reading your blog and like to learn about small projects you make or what tools or tips you have to make quilting/sewing easier. I emailed you a long time ago about what kind of spool holder you use to hold your cone shaped spools of thread. I also like your little slices of life thrown in too. Keep up the great work!

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  70. I feel your pain. I have had a bug that has made me feel yucky too. Maybe it is something going around in Utah? I wanted to get up to Temple Square when my folks were here from California. Alas too much to do and not enough time to do it. Plus my dad hates driving in the snow so we didn't get far from home! I also vote for FMQ tutorials. I am a straight line quilter only and would love to try my hand at FMQ. Thank you for such a great giveaway!

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  71. You are doing great just the way you are! :) sounds like a song. Love tutorials, inspirational stories. Thank You for a fun giveaway!

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  72. I love seeing all of your projects. Just keep them coming. So inspiring!

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  73. I just decided the beginning of the year that I was going to attempt to make my first quilt and I just this week became a facebook follower to your page- Jen
    jdnhorrell@yahoo.com

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  74. I'd love to see more teenage boy quilts. I have a boy who's in that tween stage and would love to make him a more mature quilt than the Disney character one I made him the last time.

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  75. I love your beautiful blog and I love this book. It was on my wish list but Santa didn't bring it..... Thanks for the opportunity to win it here! I would love to see more small, done in a very short amount of time type of projects. I have a 3yr old and I don't get much time in my sewing room, which means I have many unfinished projects. I would also love some back to basics type of tips, sometimes I feel a bit rusty! Thanks!!!!

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  76. I'd like to see more group projects - like quilt bees or swaps or something.
    I've done some with another blogger, and they were a lot of fun.

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  77. I don't know that there is anything I need to see that I can think of, just keep on posting! I do love your tutorials. Happy NewYear!!

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  78. I would like to see gift ideas.Something that can be made for Christmas, birthdays or I think you are a great person gifts.

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  79. Pictures, pictures, and more pictures!!!:)

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  80. Amy,

    I love your blog and tutorial! I' m up to try anything and appreciate what you do!

    Thanks

    Linda

    Linda@fieldhouses.net

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  81. I'd love to hear your color theory!

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  82. I'm a beginning quilter and any tutorials and ALL sources of inspiration are what I love to see.
    Thanks!

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  83. I just started quilting so I'd love to have more tutorials with photos of each step... which I know is a TON of work, but I'm super intimidated by anything other than piecing!

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  84. I'd love to see more small projects or gift ideas... I love your blog and I'm so excited to see when you have posted something new or you have new projects to show us. Thank you for all of the inspiration, as a beginner quilter it's greatly appreciated.

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  85. I am always looking for great gifts for teachers. Thanks for the chance!

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  86. I would love more instructions different quilting patterns. I do get bored of straight lines and meandering but am too afraid to try much more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. I love blog hops, downloadable tutes ! I think it is great when bloggers add in bits of their lives, feels very friendly that way.

    we are expecting a new grand baby in our family this spring, so anything for babies would be great :) ( not just quilts )

    thanks

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  88. I'm just getting into the world of blogging and LOVE yours. I am a fairly new quilter and love tutorials, pictures, color ideas, and seeing fabric!!

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  90. I love any post with a tutorial!! especially quick one day projects!! Thank you for posting a giveway, good luck to everyone....including me:) tokar4@comcast.net

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  91. Thanks for the opportunity! My big 2013 is to learn to quilt! Your site is a big source of inspiration. I would appreciate tutorials on "beginner" blocks and projects..... The products in your giveaway would be a great kick start to my new adventure! Thanks again

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  92. I would really like to see quilting tips/short cuts for one to critique their own quilting style. I also like to see different color schemes that are unexpected or unique. Oh, and any kind of strip quilts! Thanks :) mysoftquilts@gmail.com

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  93. I'd love to see anything for a beginner quilter. Hints, tips, tricks and tutorials. I'm espcially interested in FMQ as I'm hoping to learn that this year. Thanks for a chance to win these goodies! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  94. I'd love more ideas or tutorials on making quilts with charm packs.

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  95. I would love to see more info n paper piecing. Also printing your own fabrics! Thanks for asking and getting me thinking!

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  96. I am still a beginner quilter and I love drooling over your blog :) Tutorials and tips are always welcome. Thanks for the chance at such a wonderful giveaway

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  97. I would love more beginning to end project tales. And, I need a good pattern for those 'candy' squares, they are so cute!

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  98. Happy New Year! I also love to read the background behind each project.

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  99. I would love to see some patterns for your flag blocks. I love those quilts you've shown.

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  100. Those pictures of all the lights are just beautiful. oh my gosh! A gourmet waffle truck? OOh and we don't even have an ice cream truck in our town. Waffles off a truck sounds like a fun time. Yum.

    I am always looking for great quilt tutorials and especially those which utilize all these precuts I've stockpiled and can't bring myself to use yet. I vowed this year I will use them though so there's my focus for this year.

    Plus, the biggest thing I've been keeping my eye out for is a great tablet cover pattern tutorial. One that has the tablet enclosed inside and not with an open top with a elastic closure over a button. I've seen many of them but, they have all been girlie, for lack of a better word. The one I need must be more manly looking as it's for my husband. Help? I'd LOVE to see something like that. I've got cotton fabrics already for this and even some brown leather type fabric as well since I thought I'd make one of each so he can switch off between the two depending on where he's going since the cotton fabric may not be something he wants to take to a meeting at work.

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  101. I love ideas for fast and easy quilts. Happy new year! lexilucas@gmail.com

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  102. Beginner tutorials would be great ~ placemats or table runner.

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  103. I would like to see more tutorials for pre-cut packs. :)

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  104. I'd love to see more quilted tea cosies... there aren't enough in the world!

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  105. Tutorials and QAL. Maybe start a quilting bee for charity. Your website helped me make my first quilt. Love it.

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  106. I want to see more basic stuff. I have been quilting for a few years now, but there are still some things I need help with, like starting and stopping when quilting, burying threads, squaring blocks without losing the seam allowance, etc.

    We just got back from Utah and before we left my 3 year old had been praying for snow at Christmas at Nana and Papa's. We sure got it and my kids had a blast playing in and even shoveling it. I was very happy to leave it behind after 2 weeks though. :) You have some beautiful photos!

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  107. I love quilts using per-cuts.

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  108. I would love to see more tutorials, especially things besides quilts like your snowflake pillow. I love it!

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  109. First id like to say ur blog is what got me into sewing and i love it! I would like to see more tutorials on different ct seblicks, like the irish triple chain, etc. I have a hard time finding tutorials i understand, exvept urs always make perfect sense. My email is tiffandbran2005@gmail.com

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  110. I love to see tutorials and tips to help with quilting. Thanks!

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  111. This looks like a wonderful giveaway and I just adore the Bunny Hill Lily and Will fabric on the chair!

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  112. I would like to know how to get involved in bees and even how to start one. Also love ideas for unique gift ideas. I made your felt snowflake applique pillow for a Christmas gift. Quick and easy and the recipient loved it!

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  113. I love to see what you make, and tutorials are always appreciated. I also like to read informative posts. Like how to do the binding, and the quilting process, or what's the best batting to use, or different quilting processes like applique and paper piecing. Thank you SO much for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!

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  114. Some fun quilt along tutorials would be great :)

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  115. How to use up scraps is always interesting as well as some organizational information. Love to see where people create!

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  116. I would like to know more about how to bind a quilt. I am just learning. p_deeben@digis.net

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  117. I really love the tutorials and hope there are more of them in 2013. Also, lots of pictures are a sure way to inspire us to more quilting at home! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! quiltexas@gmail.com

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  118. I really love the tutorials and hope there are more of them in 2013. Also, lots of pictures are a sure way to inspire us to more quilting at home! Thanks for the giveaway! Happy New Year! quiltexas@gmail.com

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  119. I've just gotten into paper piecing and that is interesting to me right now. But I always love just simple but beautiful quilt designs. Wonderful giveaway! Love your blog!!!

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  120. I just love stopping by your blog. Always something to inspire me! Happy 2013!!!

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  121. I would like to see more ideas on the actual quilting of the quilts. Thank you for sharing with us. old_magic23@yahoo.com

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  122. I love lots of everything-tutorials, patterns, etc. I'd love to see more quilt-a-longs that are more informal and spread out over several weeks/months to give us time to participate!

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  123. That snow looks so beautiful! And now I'm craving waffles ;)
    I would like to see people making things they love, using fabric they love, and fun patterns! I enjoy tutorials and quilt patterns on blogs but mostly I love getting inspiration from the things people make, learning about how they did it, as well as the mistakes or difficulties they encountered. I like hearing the truth of people's creative lives.
    Hope you are feeling much better and Happy New Year to you and your family! :)

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  124. I visit 20 or so blogs a week and yours is on the list. I love to see pictures of your projects - I can't get enough, I'm a very visual person. I would like to see some wall hanging size quilts, as I have some ugly walls in my sewing room that need something beautiful. Thanks for the awesome give away!

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  125. Honestly, the best of your blog is sharing your love of quilting and family-it's so inspiring! I would ask for continued motivation and beautiful pictures!

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  126. I would like to see more binding techniques :-)

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  127. I would like to see more binding techniques :-)

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  128. It's silly, but I love to see all the WIPS's become beautiful finished quilts. Since I always seem to have way more WIPs than any reasonable person should, it's nice to see others actually get one completed. And inspiring - great color combinations always get my mind working on yet another quilt...hence the insane amount of WIPs!

    whitnerkane@gmail.com

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  129. I would love to see some wall hanging tutorials. My resolution is to learn as much as possible about maching quilting this year and wall hangings are the perfect size to practice on!! Kellywann@gmail.com

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  130. I like to see close-up pictures of quilt blocks. I want to see the pattern. I also like when the pattern (if one is used) is given. And I love, love, love pictures.

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  131. Howdy and happy new year! Tutorials and gifts ideas are great, but maybe do a session on line. There are so many meeting places on line where we could all meet up and watch. There are chats where people can ask questions as your performing the tutorial on line. You can have mini sessions on line once a week in the evenings would be better for me, you can record them and post them on your blog for people to look at for help later. Hope you like the idea and feel free to email me with questions....

    Ruthie Perez:)
    Ruthperez(at)satx(dot)rr(dot)com

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  132. I love the tutorials and would love to see more on free motion quilting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. I'd like to see more free motion quilting tutorials, so I can go practice new techniques.

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  134. I'd love a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  135. Thank you for having the giveaway!
    What I would love to see more of in 2013 is PODCASTS! I love listening to them in my car or while I am sewing

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  136. Love your site. Thank you for getting me out my not sewing slump. Hope I win..wglwrm@comcast.net

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  137. Hello, I could totally rock this sweet giveaway. Happy new year and I love your blog.

    tgraham2777@gmail.com

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  138. Tutorials on machine quilting would be nice. I'm in Salt Lake too, btw!

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  139. Small projects that would make great gifts!

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  140. I would like to see some tutorials for small quilted pieces such as table toppers or runners and quick projects that would be good sellers at my churchs craft & holday fairs. Thanks for all the inspiration your site have given me and look forward to another year of productive sewing!

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  141. I am always fond of seeing more photos of quilts, and how people use them to decorate in their homes.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  142. Everyone else has such great ideas! I always love your tutorials, so I would like more of those. I am especially interested in larger quilts, gift ideas, and home decorations (pretty much what you already do - so great job!) Yours is my favorite quilting blog, so thanks!

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  143. Thank you for the chance to win the lovely book & fabric.

    I'm a lover of foundation piecing but we don't much of that in the UK so any tutorials would be greatly appreciated :)

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  144. Pictures, Pictures, Pictures. Thanks for the chance to win
    Marlene

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  145. For a newbie like myself more beginner easy quilt projects. I get intimidated by patterns and techniques that I don't understand at all!

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  146. I would like to see more tutorials for gifts...and I'd like to start on my Christmas presents a whole lot earlier in 2013 than I did in 2012... binding on Christmas morning is stressful!

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  147. i'd love more time-saving tips. :) happy new year!!

    bess

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  148. I would love to know more about fabric selection- colors, prints etc. I'm so bad at it! : ( I ALWAYS use a line, but still sometimes get it wrong!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Angee
    aabomba@comcast.net

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  149. I love charm packs and would welcome ideas about how to cut and piece them in creative ways rather than just sewing them together. Also as a beginning quilter I welcome tips from experienced quilters, even things like how to sandwich a quilt without puckers! :)

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  150. Just beautiful, thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  151. Another vote for tutorials here! I also love techniques. I was taught one way but am trying to expand my repertoire of skills. :)

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  152. I always love tutorials and give-aways. Smaller projects that I can practice my FMQ skills are always nice :)

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  153. I was going to say, "just keep doing more of the same" because I love all my quilty blogs just the way they are! But, I did read a few comments that made me realize I would also like to see more tutorials about FMQ. I'd love to tackle it, but I'm just so afraid...I don't want to mess up! Thanks for your great blog and all your stories, ideas, pictures, and tutorials! amhalverson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  154. Hi! Beautiful photos btw! I'd love to see more short cuts or easy tried & true methods! I like things that look time intensive but are fun & quick to do! I've realized I get bored of the color scheme or pattern after a bit & start itching to do a new project, just in time for the quilting part - hah! :) I tried to fix my non reply (which until reading that post couldn't figure out why I didn't get responses)! But just in case...barknfrogs@yahoo.com
    Happy New Year!

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  155. Thanks for a lovely Giveaway. Hope you are completely recovered now. We are all trying to throw off horrid colds which have gone on for weeks and weeks! I love looking at other people's quilts for inspiration. Love tutorials and groups such as the Scrappy Trip Along which is crazy at present. All wonderful ideas to keep my quilting braIn alive. Personally I like any scrap quilt ideas as I so enjoy using my scraps ( waste not want not!) Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

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  156. Hi, I am fairly new to sewing & I would like to learn how to quilt. I enjoy your blog and all that you share. Please continue to share tutorials. Thank you!

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  157. I love random quilt alongs that pop up like the one going crazy on IG right now. #scrappytripalong. I also love tutorials for new blocks

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  158. 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.

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  159. i would like to see more projects with jelly rolls!

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  160. Love the blog! I'd like to see more 1 day projects...sometimes, to refresh yourself while sewing a big project, small projects that don't take long to complete just keep you going!

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  161. since i'm not an experienced quilter yet, i love tutorials of all kinds (piecing, quilting, designing patterns etc). Thank you for all the work you put into your blog!

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  162. I love seeing in progress projects and how the quilter decided on fabrics or the design if its her own.
    and any tips she found in making the quilt that can be passed on. thanks for the giveaway! would love to win the book.
    Kathie

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  163. I love ideas for using pre-cuts! Thanks so much for your lovely blog!

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  164. I just love your blog, love the pics, the stories everything. As a beginner quilter/sewer I would love more tutorials. I can't get enough of them.

    Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

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  165. happy new year! Love your blog and all the inspiration you share...keep up the great work. I like what you're sharing, and I wouldn't change a thing!

    lisa

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  166. Maybe this says too much about my psyche, but I always enjoying seeing people post their flops. We all have them, right? It 's nice to know I'm not alone.

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  167. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm always looking for small project tutorials and photo's, especially for things that can be gifts.

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  168. Happy New year to you and yours.

    I would love to see precuts used in the context of modern quilts, whatever that means. I am still trying to define my style and am trying to figure out what makes a piece "modern". Or as some of your readers suggested, make the traditional, complicated blocks less intimidating.

    Thanks for the giveaway. maybe, this year, it is my turn to win.

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  169. I like your blog just as it is. I like your family stories
    and pictures.
    Your tutorials are very
    clear and just right.Thank you.
    Sorry, no room for
    improvement. :-D.
    I can say what I want cause I never
    win these things no matter how great
    they are. Gratefully, Luba

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  170. Amy, thanks as always for hosting a lovely giveaway. I would love to see some more ideas for frugal quilting!

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  171. I love your blog and your tutorials are great! I would love to win this give-away - have a wonderful 2013, and I can't wait to read more DOAQ!!!

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  172. I would like to see more quilt alongs.

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  173. I would like to see more quilt alongs.

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  174. I'd love to see more tutorials for using precuts....never enough time!

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  175. I love pictures and tutorials. Would love to have this book!! Thanks
    srobinsonpiano at gmail dot com

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  176. Happy New Year! I would love to see more tutorials using pre-cuts. Thanks for the giveaway!
    megromeo@gmail.com

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  177. where to buy fabric and anything fabric related! Thank you!
    emilybeads@gmail.com

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  178. I like reading about projects at all stages of quilting... Decisions made... Fabric choices... I learn so much reading blogs!

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  179. hooray!!!! a great book, maybe I'll get lucky??? Glad your feeling better. I have been a little down. My husband has made his e-mail private and is talking to an ex....lucky me....guess I better find a boyfriend??
    vickie.van@hotmail.com

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  180. More tutorials and pictures. I love your blog. Thanks

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  182. I like quilting tutorials. In the quilt-blog-world during the next year, I would like to see more tutorials on hand piecing and hand quilting (NOT big stitch, just plain old hand quilting in a lap hoop). I would also like to see a tutorial on making a crazy quilt (without bling and dingle-dangle stuff that makes a quilt uncomfortable for use). Guess that I feel rather retro at the moment. Thanks for the lovely giveaway as this is a book that would be good to use.

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  183. Have you ever thought of podcasting? I love quilting podcasts. I would love to see more podcasts in the quilt blog world.

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  184. I seriously need to win this book ( and fabric too !) LOL

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  185. I love to see the improv quilting and fast-easy to follow tutorials are always great.

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  186. i cannot think of what MORE I would like to see but I can say I really enjoy sew alongs. I would love an opportunity to jump in on a bee so maybe that would be nice. I have followed your blog since I started sewing and I absolutly love it! Keep up with what you are doing and thank you for this awesome give-a-way! Hope I win!

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  187. I'd really enjoy ideas and tutorials for precuts !

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  188. I always enjoy tutorials for [relative] beginners.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  189. I'd just love to see more tutorials or idea for modern blocks. not necessarily whole quilts but cute blocks that can be mixed around or combined together.
    jennlindsay1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  190. I'm a fairly new quilter and can handle the squares and rectangles. Would love to see some tutorials on triangles and how to make those crazy seams match up. Love your stuff. Have been following you for about a year.

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  191. Hope my entry isn't too late. More paper piecing quilts and now I've found them quilt along BOMs.

    Thanks for the opportunity of winning such great goodies. Happy New Year

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  192. love seeing finished quilts and tutorials. always looking for more inspiration.

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