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Piecing with Curves!

People, I am on a roll! I’ve pulled out another WIP that I’ve had sitting around for far too long. 

About 3 years ago, my friend Leigh gave me some fantastic vintage applecore blocks she found discarded at a thrift or antique store. They were already cut and ready to piece.

The fabrics are a very random mix of prints, different kinds of cloth and clashing colors. Some of the prints are vintage-fabulous and some of them are vintage-hideous. 
Up close, there are some scary combinations but stepping back, together they just work in a way I would never have put them together myself. 
I’ve wanted to sew them together for ages but, like many sewists out there, I’ve been totally intimidated by the curved sides. I’ve watched other people sew curves and tried to get up the courage to do it myself, and always chickened out.
Behold the perfect timing of Angela Pingel’s new video teaching techniques for accurate curved piecing. (cue Hallelujah Chorus.)
Angela is the author of the book A Quilter’s Mixology, a book of patterns all using curved piecing in traditional and modern designs. I saw Angela introduce her book at Quilt Market last spring and was blown away by her beautiful designs using curved blocks. At the same time thought, “She makes it sound so easy, but I would definitely need someone to come hold my hand.”
Angela’s publisher, Interweave, has since produced a companion video where Angela walks through a variety of curved piecing methods and designs. There are traditional curved quilt designs such as Drunkard’s Path, Applecore (yay!), and Clamshells.
Angela also shares a lot of ideas and techniques for incorporating curved piecing into modern designs and improv piecing. 
This video is available to purchase as a DVD or as an instant video download. If you have been admiring quilts with curved pieces, but feeling like you needed someone to come hold your hand too, then I highly recommend this video! It gave me the confidence to finally start sewing these applecore blocks together.

I’ll admit, piecing with curves takes some practice. My first couple of rows are not perfect. But I’m sticking to my mantra of 2015 to stop over-analyzing and just get stuff done. And as I’ve been going, I’m definitely getting the hang of it and each row is looking better! I want to just keep going!

Anglea has offered a copy of Sewing Techniques for Accurate Curved Piecing to give away to one of you! Just leave a comment to enter. I’ll pick a winner next Wednesday. GIVEAWAY CLOSED

WINNER: HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath’nFebruary 6, 2015 at 1:57 PM

What an awesome resource! I don’t mind curved piecing with my handwork, but I’ve not done much with my machine. I’ll definitely look for the Mixology book and check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

To see other reviews and for other chances to enter visit these blogs:

Feb 1: Lynne Goldsworthy http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/
Feb 2: Jennifer Mathis http://ellisonlane.com/
Feb 3: Faith Jones http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/
Feb 4: Amy Gibson http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/ 
Feb 5: Lee Heinrich http://www.freshlypieced.com/
Feb 6: Amy Smart https://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
Thanks for the help Angela!

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227 Comments

  • Reply
    Carol
    February 6, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I would love to learn how to do those intimidating curves, too! Thanks for the give away.<br />

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    Karen N
    February 6, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I&#39;d love to make a quilt like that someday. It looks so great!

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    Sorcha girl
    February 6, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Thanks for the review, Amy. The apple core quilt is looking fantastic on your design wall. Lovely idea your friend had when giving you the blocks. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway. I&#39;d use the DVD for my projects.

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    Karen - Quilts...etc.
    February 6, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I would love a copy – I just picked up an apple core template and was thinking scrappy –

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    Lynda
    February 6, 2015 at 11:26 am

    everytime I read about someone&#39;s find in an antique store, garage sale, or second hand store I am envious.<br />I would love to be able to work with curves but hesitate doing so – maybe this DVD would give me the push I need.

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    Muzikal Mama
    February 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

    It&#39;s funny, I&#39;ve never really felt scared of sewing curves, but then I hear over and over how difficult it is and how people don&#39;t like it, and then I feel like I should be afraid! I love finding new ways to make things less scary and easier. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Skootchover
    February 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Love your apple cores. I have Angela&#39;s book and really like it. I&#39;d love to complement the book with the DVD. Thank you for the giveaway.

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    agnes
    February 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Curved sewing is very addicting. I&#39;m just trying to figure out what to do with all the scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    delwak
    February 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I have never done a curved piece block ! I should give it a try !

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    karenf
    February 6, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I have several curved piecing WIP&#39;s. I definitely need the encouragement. Thanks.

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    Debbie
    February 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Love your quilt. This is a skill I need to learn.

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    roberta mill
    February 6, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I love curved pieces-especially apple core and drunkards path. I could definitely use hand holding!

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    Anita
    February 6, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I would love to get more confident in sewing curves, and this DVD could help me with that!

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    Nena
    February 6, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Wow! Amazing – I need a skill builder! Thank you Amy!

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    Sue Burkitt
    February 6, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful quilt. Can&#39;t wait to see it finished. Curves scare me.

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    LindaS
    February 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    Curves scare me, I have avoided them like the plague. Maybe this is what I need to face that fear head on. Can&#39;t wait to see how your quilt comes out, so far so good. I like it. <br />dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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    rsb
    February 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I would love to learn how to piece curves. This book sounds great.

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    gram k
    February 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Scary curves! Would love some &quot;handholding&quot;!

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    hiyacinth
    February 6, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Your quilt is spectacular! And what a lucky find those pieces were! I&#39;m glad someone didn&#39;t just throw them away!

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    Svetlana
    February 6, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Your blocks look amazing. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic DVD.

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    Marly
    February 6, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Your apple core quilt is looking good, even though there is such a mixed bag of fabrics. I&#39;d love to be able to sew curved pieces evenly, and achieve such a result.

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    SuzyMcQ
    February 6, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Oh, I&#39;ve had my eye on this video since I heard about it and would love to win…and, then would actually attempt a curved pattern quilt! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Lindsay S
    February 6, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Love your blog!

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    Hapi2Run
    February 6, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    I&#39;d love to learn about curved piecing! Thank you for the opportunity.

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    KarenOjai
    February 6, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    I&#39;m always a little hesitant with curves. I&#39;d love to have a &quot;pro&quot; to refer to for moral support.

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    Jenny B
    February 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    This is brilliant! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    Tashi
    February 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    I love your style of quilting and fabric choices!! I am so addicted to quilting. Thank you for sharing.

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    Nellie Duclos
    February 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I really NEED this as I have started Arabian Nights from Angela&#39;s book and the pining is overwhelming! We are in the process of remodeling our Spanish Revival home that the former owners fought between Craftmen and Italian. We are taking it back to its &quot;bones/roots.&quot; I am hoping to have several quilts completed by the time the house is finished remodeling and we are prepared to

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    Suellen Franze
    February 6, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Count me in! I love curves.

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    Marlies
    February 6, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Love the vintage fabrics! I just started an applecore quilt by hand. Would love the book for more ideas!

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    Anne
    February 6, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    Good mantra-I will keep going too- thanks for the encouragement

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    Beady Zoo
    February 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    (This may be a duplicate; my first comment disappeared.) <br /><br />Your apple core quilt is pulling together nicely. And I really like your &quot;stop over-analyzing and just get stuff done&quot; mantra! Curved piecing does seem too difficult for me, but Angela&#39;s DVD (or book) would get me going in the right direction.

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    Janet M
    February 6, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    I love Angela&#39;s book and think the video would be so helpful. Great idea!

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    DebrafromMD
    February 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I could use some instructions on how to piece curves.

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    HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n
    February 6, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    What an awesome resource! I don&#39;t mind curved piecing with my handwork, but I&#39;ve not done much with my machine. I&#39;ll definitely look for the Mixology book and check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Di
    February 6, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    That would be a great skill to improve, I avoid curves as much as I can. I have my eye on a couple of curved designs but have been put off by my dodgy skills …. Many thanks

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    Carley Biblin
    February 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Wow! Her designs look fabulous. I would love to learn that, especially since straight line piecing doesn&#39;t always get the look you want. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Carol D
    February 6, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Curves are so scary…..I need help!

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    Nancy Evans
    February 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    What a great find and good friend. I tried curved piecing in the past with mixed results so I welcome new information and ideas about using the blocks. Thanks for the opportunity and the information.

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    DeniseMarie
    February 6, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    I&#39;ve got an old quilt that my grandmother made (I think) that has the exact same pink and orange flowered pattern – it&#39;s one of my favorite vintage-fabulous fabrics!

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    Ali w
    February 6, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Yesterday I made my first Drunkard&#39;s Path project and now I feel ready to tackle apple cores so this video would be perfectly timed for me! I have A Quilter&#39;s Mixology and find it inspirational

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    Petit Design Co.
    February 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I just put together my first quilt using curves. It was intimidating. I would over to learn new techniques

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    Fran Gray
    February 6, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This is just what I needed to get me back on one of my own WIP&#39;s that I need to get finished. Curves intimidate me too!

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    greeneggs
    February 6, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Im just doing a New York Beauty quilt. Boy, could I use some help with the curves. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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    Becky
    February 6, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Nice! I wish I could find precut vintage fabric at the thrift store. Quilts with curves are so fun.

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    Rhonda Davis
    February 6, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    This year is my year to learn new technics and to &quot;make art&quot; every day. So learning to do curved piecing fits the bill.

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    Amy
    February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I love Angela&#39;s book, and would love to have the video to go with it. Her curved piecing is just beautiful!

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    Dianne W
    February 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I would love to make quilts like these but would be far too scared to try it without the DVD to replay again, again and again.

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    Deb
    February 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Love to watch any quilting dvds. I&#39;d love to be part of your giveaway. Beautiful project!

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    Becca
    February 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    I really love her book, but could use some help with the technique, that&#39;s for sure!

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    Alice Ronne
    February 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I would love to win this dvd! Curves are…intimidating but I&#39;m ready to jump in! Thanks for the chance.<br /><br />akronne17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    CeLynn
    February 6, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Your applecores are looking good! Learning how to sew curves is on my bucket list. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Sandy McCarty
    February 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I&#39;d love to win Angela&#39;s DVD! Curvy seams are the best!

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    Sandy
    February 6, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Like you, I&#39;ve been too intimidated by curves to try them! But I would love to learn! Thanks for the chance!

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    Beth
    February 6, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Appreciate your honesty of curve-pieced intimidation – I&#39;m in that boat! Would benefit greatly from the DVD. Please enter me in the give away. Thanks, Beth in AL

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    Lori V
    February 6, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Crossing my curved fingers!

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    Christine Puniello
    February 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    The apple cores are looking great. Curved piecing is scary but doable!! Thanks for the chance to win the dvd!

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    carolann
    February 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I am very intrigued at this technique! carolann427@aol.com

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    stephanie
    February 6, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Love how the apple core quilt top is coming together!

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    julie
    February 6, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    I want to sew curves…. It&#39;s the learning curve that stops me. Thanks for sharing

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    Lisaluvz2kwilt
    February 6, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    I need this NOW!!! I started sewing The January Quilt, by Liz Harvatine. It&#39;s a beautiful pattern, but it&#39;s curved! Up until now, I&#39;ve avoided curves like the plague, or used a &quot;cheater&quot; method to produce the same results. When it comes to curves, I feel very hesitant and unsure of myself. I feel just liek a first-time quilter, and I&#39;ve been quilting for almost 28 years!

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    Jenelle
    February 6, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Any tips on sewing curves are always welcome! Thanks for the fun giveaway.

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    Julia
    February 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Sweet! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Allison C
    February 6, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Would Love to check this out

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    allypally
    February 6, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    I&#39;ve always wanted to know how curves are done!!

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    Tamie
    February 6, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Love your choice to just keep going and to get better along the way.

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    DKay
    February 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Amy – your vintage Apple core looks really sweet and is probably the exact way the original owner of the pieces envisioned it. I know sewing those curves can be tricky. A couple of years ago I made an apple core Halloween table runner.

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    Mary
    February 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    I have been sewing and quilting for many years but have always steered away from quilt like drunkard&#39;s path and apple core because of the dreaded curves. I think this book would be very helpful for me. Thanks!

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    quiltonia
    February 6, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    I have done some curved piecing but Amy&#39;s guidance is much needed for better results. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

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    Rhonda
    February 6, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I just finished my first curved piecing quilt! It&#39;s probably one of my favorite – would love help in doing more!

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    Georgi
    February 6, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win this DVD ~ curves scare me to death!!

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    Dresses and Spurs
    February 6, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I&#39;d love to win! I&#39;ve wanted to try curves but have yet to do so. <br />Awesome fabric for your quilt by the way.

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    Jenny
    February 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    I&#39;d love this. I&#39;ve gotten some amazing tips from Angela in the past, so I&#39;m sure this video is fantastic. Thanks!

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    Pierce Family Blog
    February 6, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    Excited to try this.

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    Karen
    February 6, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I have Angela&#39;s book and know this DVD would be the perfect companion. I especially like that it includes clamshells and apple cores!

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    Unknown
    February 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    It looks like the DVD would be a great resource. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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    Rachel
    February 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Seeing you tackle your WIPs makes me want to tackle mine too! Would love to try some curved piecing after seeing yours.

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    OhioLori
    February 6, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    What a grrrreat Review!! I NEEEED this helpful DVD for sure!! Love your Apple Cores! Can&#39;t wait to see it all finished! I have an Apple Core templaste..but haven&#39;t cut one core yet..chicken to sew curves! lol

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    n10sgrrl
    February 6, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    This video looks fabulous. I definitely need some hand holding when it comes to doing curves.

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    deb F
    February 6, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This would be AWESOME to not be scared of curves…..

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    Emily Kim
    February 6, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    Love the vintage fabrics! And curves have terrified me for a while…I tried them once and haven&#39;t since!

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    Kpatz
    February 6, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    This would be awesome!! I&#39;m a total ninny when it comes to sewing curves. And I&#39;m super jealous of that thrift store find ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lilpuddin
    February 6, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Your vintage fabric apple core quilt is going to be beautiful!

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    SewSherry
    February 6, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    I would love to have some hand holding and I have some apple cores that need piecing! Thanks

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    Pamela
    February 6, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Have my stash of 1930s fabrics … have the apple core template …. all I need is the Know How.Thanks for the opportunity.

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    CandyR
    February 6, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I think your quilt is going to be beautiful, a real treasure! I would love to try my hand at apple core piecing!

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    virgdale
    February 7, 2015 at 12:34 am

    ENJOY READING YOUR BLOG, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN.

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    crafty prance
    February 7, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Dying to try curved piecing!

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    Laurelle
    February 7, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I love those apple cores. The fabrics are cute. I have just made a quilt from Angela&#39;s book . I was scared of curves but not anymore ๐Ÿ™‚ I still need practise but I loved it so much I started sewing up the curved scraps and am making a circle improv quilt. I&#39;m having so much fun with it. I think if anyone out there hasn&#39;t tried curves, they should just go for it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Catherine
    February 7, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I have the book but I still need the video. Thank you for a chance to win!

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    Beth
    February 7, 2015 at 12:52 am

    This sounds great. And your blog post is a great reminder to me to just dive in. I tend to endlessly research rather than begin something new.

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    magistra
    February 7, 2015 at 12:54 am

    It is really great to see those Apple cores get made into a cute quilt. Thank heavens they weren&#39;t thrown away? I love the mixture of fabrics! I have never sewn a curve but I have often admired them! It would be wonderful to have a video&#39;s help! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com <br />Beth

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    KathleenD
    February 7, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I would dearly love to watch Angela&#39;s DVD about curved piecing! I&#39;ve bought her Quilter&#39;s Mixology book, which is wonderful. But, I&#39;m a visual learner and believe this DVD would be very helpful to me. I love the look of softness and movement she creates with curves.

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    Patti Hanson
    February 7, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I&#39;m a beginner quilter with an Irish chain, nine patch, and a rail fence quilt under my belt but my aspirational quilt is a drunkard&#39;s path. I love the Moroccan motifs you can make with it. Like you, the curved piecing is scary for me. Help is definitely needed.

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    Margo Yang
    February 7, 2015 at 1:08 am

    I love piecing curve pieces together. I&#39;ve done drunken path once and love to do it again.

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    sue godfrey
    February 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Lovely blocks. I too am scared of curves and would love to win. Beautiful blog site, I&#39;m addicted to it, so much inspiration.

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    sue godfrey
    February 7, 2015 at 1:09 am

    Lovely blocks. I too am scared of curves and would love to win. Beautiful blog site, I&#39;m addicted to it, so much inspiration.

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    Rosemary
    February 7, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Love the prints and pattern. Curves are very scary. That is a great giveaway and very kind of her to do so. Anything that will help me do them right, I&#39;m game!!

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    Linda @ kokaquilts
    February 7, 2015 at 2:35 am

    vintage prints, so lucky you ended up with them! They really are beautiful and will make a great apple core quilt! Linda

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    Sewmotion
    February 7, 2015 at 2:48 am

    Well done on a beautiful quilt and a new technique, I&#39;ve just made my first drunkards path mini quilt, and found my piecing definitely got better as I went on! I&#39;m off to Quiltcon next week and will add this gorgeous looking book to my shopping list ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Pauline
    February 7, 2015 at 3:49 am

    I just bought Mixology today – my next quilt will be with curves and this is the perfect inspiration. And love the apple cores – so beautiful cant wait to see the finished product!

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    Susan Rice
    February 7, 2015 at 4:09 am

    I would love to give this a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    JoAnn Szark
    February 7, 2015 at 4:40 am

    The second project I made when starting to quilt was an apple core table runner. I would love to try a quilt from curved pieces. Thanks for the give a way.

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    Renee
    February 7, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I too would love to learn to piece curves!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a great giveaway that can help me gain the confidence and skill to do it.

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    Michelle Marcelino
    February 7, 2015 at 5:21 am

    How exciting, the next step on my quilting path would be curves, i did it once but am not brave enough to try without some guidance so this sounds a wonderful price, thank you for the post I would never have known

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    Stephanie Hanson
    February 7, 2015 at 5:28 am

    I would like to learn these techniques.

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    Mary W Quilts
    February 7, 2015 at 5:50 am

    I want to learn to sew curves. Those little Apple cores are great!

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    Rosie
    February 7, 2015 at 6:06 am

    I very much enjoy reading your posts! And I would love to win this. I have just the project on my shelf for cut but have been afraid to tackle. Hope I win but good luck to all!

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    Ginny
    February 7, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Your apple cores look amazing- and intimidating! I would love to win a copy of Angela&#39;s DVD to help get over that!

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    Stitchin At Home
    February 7, 2015 at 6:36 am

    What a treasure those apple cores are! Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Judy S in New Hampshire
    February 7, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Making an apple core quilt has been on my bucket list for years. Even bought the template! I&#39;d love a copy of the DVD. Thanks to you – and Angela – for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    terri stutz
    February 7, 2015 at 6:41 am

    I would love to do an apple core quilt. I have just the right fabric too. But I would not even know where to begin to start. Thanks!!!

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    Barbara Beyun
    February 7, 2015 at 6:42 am

    I really want to win this! I already have and love the book, which deals with Drunkard&#39;s Path patches. I have both Apple Cores and Clamshells on my Quilter&#39;s Bucket List so this dvd is a Must Have!

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    B. J. Woodlee
    February 7, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Love the apple core blocks. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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    Pank
    February 7, 2015 at 6:47 am

    Very cute quilt you made. Thanks for the fun contest

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    Margaret
    February 7, 2015 at 6:57 am

    This would be great to have

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    Margaret
    February 7, 2015 at 6:57 am

    This would be great to have

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    Swedish Scrapper
    February 7, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I love your description of vintage fabulous vs vintage hideous! You need both, in my opinion– the hideous is a perfect foil for fabulous, as long as it isn&#39;t a bad weave. I have been working up to watching videos for instruction. I think it is wonderful, but I have been &quot;saving the best for last&quot; for a few years now. I love the sample quilt and Angela&#39;s workshop looks

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    Lorraine
    February 7, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I, too, am a little afraid to try curved piecing without some solid instruction, so this DVD would be a great help!

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    Pine Point Cathy
    February 7, 2015 at 7:03 am

    Another of the apparently many cowering quilters who need help with her curves! Thanks for the chance! basaran.family at rogers dot com

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    Shelor Robin
    February 7, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Love apple core blocks! Thanks for the chance. robinshelor@earthlink.net

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    Rhonda Pearce
    February 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    So many possibilities with circles and curves, but i have been avoiding them out of fear of ruining fabric and making mistakes ! Would love a DVD to learn from ! Thankyou !

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    Rhonda Pearce
    February 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    So many possibilities with circles and curves, but i have been avoiding them out of fear of ruining fabric and making mistakes ! Would love a DVD to learn from ! Thankyou !

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    terry sharp
    February 7, 2015 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for the chance to win Amy. I&#39;ve always wanted to try a Drunkards Path quilt but don&#39;t have the knowledge (or courage) to start. This would definitely help!

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    Lois Wylde
    February 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Doing a great job….would love to learn more of this technique .

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    Jodie
    February 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

    I&#39;d love to see the dvd! I have a few curved projects I&#39;d like to try one of these days.

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    Sonya
    February 7, 2015 at 7:56 am

    I would LOVE the companion video to the book I own! I definitely have projects with curves on my wish list, but I&#39;m to intimidated to just try! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Sharon J. Hughson
    February 7, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Would love the curved piecing tips. Your apple core is going to be great.

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    James Turner
    February 7, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Just what I need, I have a quilt waiting to be put together but am so afraid of the curves Awesome vintage fabrics too!! They look great together.

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    Camille Mendel
    February 7, 2015 at 8:10 am

    I&#39;ve been eyeing this video since I heard about it. Thanks for the chance to win it. I&#39;m going to tackle those curves too. Camille@focus20.com

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    Tammy Muscato
    February 7, 2015 at 8:17 am

    What a lucky find! And very sweet of your friend to buy the pieces for you! The vintage patterns are great and you&#39;re doing an amazing job, can&#39;t wait to see it finished. I&#39;ve been wanting to try a quilt with curved pattern for a long time! I&#39;ve down loaded so many patterns, even bought material for a clam shell quilt and an apple core! But that&#39;s as far as I have gotten, it

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    allison pogany
    February 7, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I love the patterns on those blocks! And would love to learn how to do some curved piecing of my own. Thanks for a great giveaway.<br />allisonpogany@gmail.com

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    Cathy Wilson
    February 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

    The apple core is on my bucket list of quilts to attempt some day so I would love to win!

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    Shelley
    February 7, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I&#39;ve done some curved piecing but the clamshell hasn&#39;t gone well–would love to improve!

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    Nine Kids and Not Counting :)
    February 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

    It is so neat when you take an old find like that and make something with it. I love it! I have never tried curved piecing but I am just about at the point where I feel I could take it on with some studying up on it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Lauren
    February 7, 2015 at 9:02 am

    I love it when I find a treasure at the thrift store!!! Great job on the apple cores, they would scare me!! I would love the DVD to give me some curve confidence!! Thanks!!

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    rachelle pare
    February 7, 2015 at 9:11 am

    as a fairly new quilter,2 years, I am soaking up techniques like a sponge. lol I would LOVE to properly learn this. thank you for the opportunity

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    nancie boyce
    February 7, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I love recycling thrift stores finds. The apple core is so sweet. Haven&#39;t tackled curves yet, maybe I need the dvd to boost my courage and motivation.

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    Montymoo
    February 7, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Curves scare me! I&#39;d love some help getting over the fear. Your apple core quilt is an inspiration!

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    Kath
    February 7, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Actually, I cringe every time I see a pattern with curves and turn away as fast as possible. It&#39;s unfortunate tho, because there are some very fun blocks using curves. Maybe this give-away is perfect timing for me (cue Hallelujah Chorus.)? I&#39;m not familiar with an apple core so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

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    Nancy
    February 7, 2015 at 9:48 am

    This looks like a great DVD… thanks for the giveaway….

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    Debra@Quilty Things
    February 7, 2015 at 9:58 am

    Love your apple core project. I passed on a chance to buy a large bag of precut cores at my lqs clearance sale because I was unsure of my ability to finish the project. Angela&#39;s DVD is the key to me to suceed in crossing apple cores off of my bucket list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Debra@Quilty Things
    February 7, 2015 at 9:59 am

    Love your apple core project. I passed on a chance to buy a large bag of precut cores at my lqs clearance sale because I was unsure of my ability to finish the project. Angela&#39;s DVD is the key to me to suceed in crossing apple cores off of my bucket list. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    alicuz quilts
    February 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I have made an apple core quilt but would love to learn more tips on curves.

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    alicuz quilts
    February 7, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Would love to learn to piece curves easier.

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    Tinliz
    February 7, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Your quilt is very interesting with all the vintage fabric.

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    Tiffany
    February 7, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Angela is so awesome. Curves are definitely on my to-do list this year!

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    Tina Wright
    February 7, 2015 at 10:22 am

    I bought Angela&#39;s book and have been hesitant about messing up my pretty fabrics in a failed attempt to make one of her beautiful designs. I almost wish the book and DVD had been released as a set! I would LOVE, no NEED this DVD! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Ann Dunn
    February 7, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I avoid curves. That said, I would like to overcome my fear of failure. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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    Rebecca
    February 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Some one somewhere said (more then once I am sure ) 4 to 6 fabrics that don&#39;t work just don&#39;t work. 20 to 40 fabrics that don&#39;t work work fine. Or words to that effect!

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    Melanie
    February 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I have her book so the video would be a great companion!

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    Shannon
    February 7, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I&#39;m just dipping my toe into the curved piecing waters so to speak, so the timing of this video is perfect!

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    Ioleen
    February 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Have a fear of curves so I avoid them. Could be time to tackle that fear. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    queenb
    February 7, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Taking a Craftsy Class, by cheryl Arkinson on inset and appliquรฉ Circles. This book would help me greatly to work on that class.

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    Michele
    February 7, 2015 at 11:33 am

    I would love to learn to do curved piecing. I haven&#39;t tried it in years. Thank you!

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    Donna W
    February 7, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I have her book, but would love the DVD, since I need all the help I can get with curves. Thanks

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    February 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

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    pitbull
    February 7, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Your applecore quilt is beautiful! I would love to &quot;do&quot; curves, but am too intimidated. Maybe having this DVD would boost my confidence. Hugs, elaine

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    Andrea
    February 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Great job!!! I&#39;d love this. I&#39;m tackling curves myself this year!

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    Shauna
    February 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks for the chance

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    Judy Ann
    February 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the review of this book/video and for sharing your trepidation about curved blocks. I&#39;m sure it is shared by many!

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    MarieMartinsCA
    February 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for giveaway. I have been wanting to make the apple core quilt design for a very long time.

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    Carmeleta Beidler
    February 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    if I win it, I will give curves a try. <br />

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    Carmeleta Beidler
    February 7, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    if I win it, I will give curves a try. <br />

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    Jeanine
    February 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    I&#39;m a little intimitated by curves, but there are so many quilt patterns made with them, that it&#39;s time I learned how.

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    Leslie Kohn
    February 7, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Curves definitely scare me, but I would love to learn how to do them. So many interesting patterns that I am avoiding because of the curves in them! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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    Lesley
    February 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    I really like those big apple core pieces! Do you know where to find that template?

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    AndreaS
    February 7, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I would love to win! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Becki
    February 7, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    Those fabrics are going to make such a beautiful scrappy quilt. There&#39;s nothing better! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Hedy Hahn
    February 7, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    I have a plastic template that I am using to cut my own apple cores. Not so much fun. I sew some of these on the machine and some by hand. I love how your top is looking. I would love a chance for her book.

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    Tanya Simmons Weiss
    February 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Your applecore is coming together beautifully! I&#39;ve been enamored with the clamshells lately and would definitely need some hand holding to attempt it.

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    ronnie
    February 7, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Your apple cores are looking good! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    Joy
    February 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Vintage-hideous! Haha, love it!<br />

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    Carole Williams
    February 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I would love a chance to learn how to piece curves so winning this would definitely help me. I think I will try it on 2015 one way or another. Thanks for the inspiration by sewing together the apple cores.

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    Joyful Mom
    February 7, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Oh, I need this book! I have a set of twelve antique tulip blocks with curved edges that I&#39;m not sure how to piece into a quilt. Thanks for the fantastic book review!

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    samtaylorcjsmimi
    February 7, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Just like everyone else – I&#39;m quite intimidated by curves. With this book perhaps I&#39;ll give them a try! Thanks so much for the chance to win. And I love your apple cores – the crazier the prints, the more I love them! ;)<br />Debby E<br />samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    KK
    February 7, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This is very interesting. Thanks for this chance. kristikay@spratt(dot)net

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    Sarah
    February 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Wonderful! I&#39;m glad to see that quilt coming together! sarah@forrussia.org

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    LethargicLass
    February 7, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I have been so tempted by this but can&#39;t really spare the expense right now so am crossing fingers ๐Ÿ™‚ And I have always loved those apple cores in your banner so it is nice to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lorinda
    February 8, 2015 at 2:33 am

    &quot;Stop over analyzing and get things done&quot;… That is great advice! Curves scare me too, but I&#39;m starting to try them. I&#39;m sure this book would help a ton. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Cathy
    February 8, 2015 at 5:01 am

    I also have put tackling a curve project on my to do list for this year. I hope it works out because usually I just turn the page if I see curves.<br />

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    V Hair
    February 8, 2015 at 5:15 am

    Curved seams are the final frontier for me so I&#39;d need Angela to hold my hand through them!

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    Karen Caves
    February 8, 2015 at 5:42 am

    I would appreciate some &#39;professional&#39; help with curved piecing…..thanks for the chance! Spetzie at att dot net

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    Sewing In CT
    February 8, 2015 at 7:19 am

    I&#39;ve often admired the apple core photo in your blog banner. The blue aster-y fabric is so sweet. I&#39;d assumed you&#39;d done an apple core quilt a long time ago. I just received an apple core, drunkard&#39;s path and wedding quilt dies for my accuquilt go cutter so this post is so timely! I am looking forward to checking the links later with a cup of tea. Thanks!

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    Patrick and Jenni
    February 8, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I know I could use some help in tackling curved piecing!

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    Gloria Cotten
    February 8, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I have been looking at this book and chickening out of buying it. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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    tawa
    February 8, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Those vintage fabrics look great. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodgesatgmail.com

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    OPQuilt
    February 8, 2015 at 10:29 am

    This is a fan note. I&#39;ve been to several of those other blogs listed on the schedule, and then I came to yours. It is a refreshing post, as you weave the information about the video and curve piecing into your apple core narrative, without hitting us over the head with &quot;buy this&quot;! This is not intended to a be a criticism of other blogs, just a celebration of yours. Thank you!<br

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    kris
    February 8, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Those vintage fabrics will be so fun. Yay for learning curved piecing!

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    Mary Bolton
    February 8, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Want to add curved piecing to my techniques….thanks for the recommendation!

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    Terry
    February 8, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I have an apple core template and clamshell die I purchased a long time ago but haven&#39;t tried using them since I wasn&#39;t sure where to beginโ€ฆAngela&#39;s video would be perfect since I&#39;m a visual learner! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)<br />cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    GO STARS!
    February 8, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    Curves have scared me for years. I love the apple core quilt with the vintage fabrics and can&#39;t wait to see it completed.

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    Christine M
    February 8, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Your apple cores look great, Amy. I love the look of curves but always avoid them as they look too hard. Sounds like the perfect book. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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    Mary Ellen
    February 8, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    I made Drunkards Path baby quilt for one of my granddaughters when she was born. It actually turned out well. So, I thought, I can do an applecare quilt. Well, I guess I was overconfident because the applecare didn&#39;t turn out at all. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    SuBee618
    February 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity. I would love to learn to sew curves with confidence. Love the apple cores and happy to see them all coming together.

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    Quilt Knightly
    February 8, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I have curves. Now, perhaps, I should learn to sew them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Timtirim
    February 8, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you, Amy! You can so naturally inspire us! I also have to give a try to curved piecing. Your apple core blocks look great! You are so lucky that you got that package. Can&#39;t wait to see how it will look in the end!

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    deanna
    February 8, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    We can all use a little help with curves. Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Sfrench
    February 8, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Your progress learning to sew curves is inspiring! I too would love to learn.

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    Mom C
    February 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    I too saw Angela&#39;s presentation at Market and was so impressed. I&#39;m still dying to try some of her patterns maybe this would jump start them to the top of the list. Thanks.

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    Lace Faerie
    February 8, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    What a find! Vintage Apple core pieces! I never find anything so interesting or usable! Looks great!

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    Annemieke
    February 9, 2015 at 4:40 am

    Sounds fun, a whole book off curved patterns. Your apple cores look lovely. I too have a small pile of those and still not sewn together, but may be I will now:)<br />Groetjes (from The Netherlands, not sure if I can join in because of the distance)<br />Annemieke

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    Suzie12
    February 9, 2015 at 8:54 am

    I would love to try some of those curves (with a little hand-holding) as well!<br />Thanks for the chance to win another great giveaway!

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    Elizabeth Robbins
    February 9, 2015 at 9:04 am

    I have several stalled projects that need me to gain some curvy confidence – this would be fantastic! Thank you for the opportunity.

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    The Calico Cat
    February 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I love watching sewing videos!

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    DreiPunkteWerk
    February 9, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Trank you for the opportunity :-)<br />

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    Andrea
    February 9, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Ooooh, that looks like a great book/DVD. And, I LOVE your vintage fabrics!! I&#39;m on a mission to finish up a bunch of old WIP&#39;s, so it&#39;s nice to be in good company. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    karen lambert
    February 9, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I would love to learn this technique. Thanks for this giveaway

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    Nancy
    February 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I would love to win. sometimes my curved piecing works and sometimes it doesn&#39;t. I would love to get it to work every time.

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    Andrea
    February 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    That looks like a great book. I would love to have a copy!

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    Lilita Woody
    February 9, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    lilitanwoody@gmail.com<br /><br />Fingers crossed!

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    sunny
    February 9, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I may have to check this out. The apple cores on your design wall look great together!!

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    Lauren Deel
    February 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks for doing this review. Quilting curves is surely on my &quot;bucket list&quot;, but I still don&#39;t think I&#39;m brave enough to put it on my 2015 bucket list! I definitely need someone to hold my hand, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Suzanne
    February 10, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I just read about this last night on another blog! I&#39;m so impressed with what I read and would love to own this DVD:-)

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    dolores
    February 10, 2015 at 8:01 am

    Weird…was thinking the other day I hadn&#39;t seen a post from you in a while and all of a sudden today my dashboard dumped your last 7 post!! Hope that doesn&#39;t happen again!<br /><br />I have a drunkards path in mind so this would be great timing to win! BTW…saw you in the back of the latest Quilt Mania!!:) xo

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    Preeti Harris
    February 10, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I would love love love a copy of her book. I have made a few curved blocks but I am so stumped on how to put them together. Now, if I had the book…hope I am the lucky one!!!

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    neubiewaters
    February 10, 2015 at 9:07 am

    This would be amazing..I have some old wedding ring pieces that I purchased from an older quilter at her garage sale that I&#39;d love to put together

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    Corey :)
    February 10, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    These are beautiful! I&#39;m just getting started with quilting, but I would love to incorporate some curves into a soon-ish future quilt.

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    Adri H.
    February 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I was so excited to see such a great round-up of techniques and tricks for doing curved piecing. Thanks for the chance to win the DVD!

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    Tanisha Dudley
    February 10, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I&#39;m a new quilter…..a whole week new and I am very excited about it! I love looking at all the quilting patterns and all the different shapes and sizes of the quilt blocks! I especially love the curves and would love to have a copy of this book so the adventure of sewing curves for me can begin! And by the way, your quilts are absolutely beautiful!

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    Debbie Bauer
    February 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    It would be so nice to master those curves! I would love to make the Apple Core quilt without the fear of curves! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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    penelopa
    February 11, 2015 at 6:49 am

    wow cool. seem to be a very interesting book. hope to win it. thanks so much for the opportunity

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    February 11, 2015 at 8:12 am

    Sounds great! Please count me in :o)<br /><br />Love the vintage applecores…just gorgeous!

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    Mel_Lind
    February 12, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    I would love to learn how to sew curves! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Hendirks
    February 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I love the Drunkard&#39;s Path pattern but am totally intimidated by curves. I&#39;d love to get better with them!

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    Anna @FreshDewDrops
    February 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Apple core pieces – what an awesome find! I would really love to make an apple core quilt some day.

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    Jen
    February 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    The colours look fantastic together … Yes clashing and random and maybe some you would never have used ….but together they work and look fab!

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