Friday, February 3, 2012

A Blog-iversary GIVEAWAY : :

How about a Giveaway to celebrate my Two Year Blog Anniversary!!!

Tilly

Tilly Delivery :)Daisy Janie offers organic cotton fabrics for quilting and home sewing, printed with modern, original designs by Owner Jan DiCintio. All fabrics are self-produced by DJ and are sold on a wholesale basis to independent fabric retailers as well as product manufacturers in the US and internationally. Daisy Janie's organic fabrics are 100% GOTS certified, from seed to fiber, fabric, printing & packaging. The whole kit & kaboodle!
 

Daisy Janie's latest organic fabric collection is Tilly. I planned to put together a little paragraph to summarize Jan's inspiration for this new collection today. However, last night after reading through all the posts on her blog labeled Tilly, including the touching story she shares here about her Mother and a family kite named Tilly. I really encourage each of you to take the time to to visit Jan or the Fat Quarter Shop to read it for yourself. Knowing the story makes these fabrics all the more beautiful!! I am still so honored I was asked to contribute the Tilly projects below for her Quilt Market Booth this past October!

Tilly dresden plate pillowTilly fabric flowers.




Today's Giveaway Prize!  

To celebrate my two year blog-iversary I'm offering one gorgeous Tilly fat quarter bundle to one lucky reader, featuring one of each of the eight prints that make up the Tilly Collection! You can also find Tilly in the shop of my sponsor -- Fat Quarter Shop.

A Tilly Giveaway!!

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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

Simply add one comment below. If you'd like, I'd love for you to share the most favorite thing you've ever made or maybe how long you've been blogging or sewing? 


This has been a wonderful two years for me! In March I will celebrate my two year sew-iversary, we'll certainly have to celebrate again!! Sewing has changed my life and added to it in more ways than I ever thought possible. I thank you for letting me share this passion of mine with all of you, I'm SO grateful!!!

Please, enter now through 10 o'clock pm (EST) Sunday, February 5th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name in a new post here on the blog.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win! I learned that many of you are a "no reply" commenter when trying to reply to your comments from the other day. Please check to make sure you can be contacted!


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 Wishing a wonderful weekend to all!!!

527 comments:

  1. I learned about organic fabrics and GOTS this last week on the Twitter chat #talknt. Very interesting stuff! Kudos to @daisyjanie for her great fabric line. Beautiful, too!

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    1. So glad you could join the #talknt chat! Was a very enthusiastic group!

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  2. I started sewing ... oh, back when dirt was young! Barbie doll clothes, "curtains" for my Barbie doll runway where I did my little fashion shows, a blanket for Barbie, that kind of thing.

    Congratulations on a terrific two years!

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  3. well someone has to go first i suppose :)

    I have been sewing for about 18 months, although I only really get a chance to sew about once or twice a week, in the evenings after my kids have gone to bed.

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  4. My blogiversary is actually coming up in March! I've been hand sewing since I was 9, machine sewing for the past 11 years.

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  5. Great Giveaway! I love, love, love that fabric! I have been quilting for about 20 years. Love blogs! So much inspiration and instruction! Thanks for a chance.

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  6. What lovely fabrics!! :) I've been sewing almost 20 years, since I started making little dresses for my first baby girl. :)

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  7. i've been blogging for a month... =) i started sewing when i was about 9, but i didn't start up again until last year. and i love it!

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  8. I started sewing regularly about six months ago and I just started blogging in January. It has been so great to meet so many supportive ladies and see all the creative things they come up with!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary!! I've been blogging for three years. It has been such an inspiration to learn from so many creative and giving people. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  10. I have been sewing for over 50 years and the current trend in organic fabrics had got to be the most beautiful EVER!! These are gorgeous--thanks for the chance to win and happy bog-iversary :D

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    1. This has to be one of the most heartwarming comments I've read in a long time! Can't imagine all the beauty you've created in 50 years!

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    2. My grandmothers taught me to embroider, knit and crochet when I was pretty young. I started sewing actual clothing in my teens and have continued another 40 years. I added machine embroidery this past year and am newly excited to go as long as I can still see to do it, lol. I love these fabrics! Thank you for sharing!

      bolson1172@yahoo.com

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  11. Oooh! Gorgeous! I've been blogging for 9 months and not on a consistent basis. Tisk. Tisk. My favorite sewing project has been liners that I made to go in diaper boxes I converted to storage bins. Happy blogiversary!

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  12. I love this bundle!! My first blog birthday is in a few days!! Can't believe it's been that long already. I just really started to get into sewing and my favorite so far has been a custom order vendor apron in chevron stripe!

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  13. I've only been really sewing for the last five years. Before that, I'd make a project or two here and there. Happy Blogiversary!

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  14. one of my fave projects ever was the purse I made for a friend. She picked out the fabric and I chose the style and surprised her and it was perfect! She still uses it!

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  15. Great giveaway, I have been sewing on and off for about 30 years!! much more into yarn now but love to combine the two thanks Dianne xxx

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  16. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! I love those pretty flowers! I took my first sewing class when I was pregnant with my now 4 year old daughter. I enjoy making skirts for my 2 girlies, gifts for babies, and being able to whip together simple projects.

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  17. Congratulations!!! I have been sewing since last March and I love it!!
    Thanx for a chance to win.
    Esther.

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  18. I don't have the bogging thing down yet. I have recently returned to sewing. However, my old sewing experience is what I learned in high school. I made a bobbed skirt. It came out very well. I used to wear it all the time. So 3 years ago, I decided to get a sewing machine. It sat for almost 2 years before I used it. Fear. Afraid of the fancy machine & afraid I couldn't sew. I have completed a quilt top and will be working on a dress for my granddaughter 2nd birthday. Gonna need some luck!

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  19. I've been sewing just over 1year and blogging for almost 1 year. thecraftingfiend(at)gmail.com

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  20. Despite my mother's repeated efforts to teach me to sew, I never really enjoyed it when I was younger. But when my daughter was born 7 years ago, I wanted to make her halloween costumes. Which of course meant smaller projects for practice. And then suddenly I was hooked. My parents bought my first sewing machine for Christmas later that year. And just last week, I invested in a new machine with more features for quilting since I have become an avid fan in the past couple years. There's something about giving gifts and making things for your kids that is immensely gratifying. And as a stay at home mommy with an art degree, it's a fantastic and functional outlet for all that bottled up creativity.
    I love reading your blog and seeing all of your wonderful ideas. Congratulations on 2 years!! I hope to see you around for many more :)

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  21. The baby blankets for the little ones in my life, are what I loved doing. They were filled with love, and given as such, and who can't always add more fabric to their personal stash?

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  22. Gorgeous, Gorgeous! Makes me think of spring! But here in Iowa we have had a little taste of spring this week! But snow is coming and colder temps. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! Li voe your encouragement, pictures and giveaways! Thank you for your inspiration! I have been sewing and crafting for about 30 years. It is a comfort and a calm for me! I love to see the projects to completion and then to give them as a gift and to see the faces of the ones receiving it! Blessings to you all!

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  23. Oh I just found this line this week and I've fallen in love with it !!
    I'd love to get my hands on some :)

    I've been sewing for about 3 years now and blogging for a couple months.
    It's silly but all the quilts I made are my favorites. I can't pick one. Although, when I finished my very first quilt, I was amazed that I could do that !!

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  24. Those fabrics are great! What a nice giveaway. Happy Blog-iversary! I just started my blog a few months ago. My last post has many pictures from the Road of California Quilt show in Ontario CA, if anyone is interested. LOTS of art quilts! Thanks for the chance to win.
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com
    Linda

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  25. Good morning Ms. Maureen, Thanks for another chance to win some yummy fabric. Have a great weekend!!! cyndylouquilts@yahoo.com

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  26. Love the fabrics. My grandmother taught me to sew when I was 8 (as I have done for my gdaughters). That was ummmmmm - 57 years ago!

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  27. amomentintime@live.ca I love sewing blankets and donateing to charities..thanks for the generous give away..nicole..

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  28. Thank you for the giveaway! What beautiful colors!

    I've been successfully sewing for maybe a year or two. My favorite thing I have ever made was a cross-stitch quilt blanket with animals on it. I figured I loved it so much it was hard to part with. Eventually, it'll go to my first born grandchild. :)

    More recently, I've gotten into trying out little purse patterns, which have proven to bring me great joy! Thanks again!

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  29. I haven't seen this line before, it is gorgeous, thanks for showing me it! And thanks for the chance to win. I've almost been blogging for two years too, it has gone very quickly.

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  30. i liked Shades of Grey and Geo Grand but felt they needed more color. This bundle totally delivers. I have a penchant for vibrant colors, yet I feel so drawn to this color combination. I love the interplay of feminine motifs on a color palette I would consider more masculine. I would absolutely love to win this bundle!!

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  31. Ha I have been sewing for at least 40 years. I used to watch my Grandmother make up her own patterns to match the latest Vogue magazine clothing. I just love making funky quilts..no perfection here! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric!!

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  32. What a delicious bundle. My blogiversary was a couple of weeks but that one's all about dogs and rescue. I've been sewing for about 14 months now and I've got so addicted and am now learning all kinds of other crafts that I think I'm going to have to start a crafty blog too because the excitement is just bursting out of my ears with no outlet!

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  33. What a wonderful and generous giveaway! The fabrics are fantastic. My favorite thing to make... anything that I'm making for my kiddos or nieces and nephews! I just enjoy the process!

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  34. Tilly is a great fabric collection. I have been sewing on and off for most of my life. I made a little pin cushion when I was 11 that I still have. 54 years ago. Wow. Older than dirt!
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com
    www.BabyStepsQuilting.com

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  35. Happy Blog-iversary! I love your blog. I have been sewing for most of my life. For Christmas, I made my dear daughter-in-love a purse. I struggled over color choice because she and I have very different taste. She loved it and when she took it to work, her co-workers asked if it was a Vera!! I'm really proud of that bag but it was a bugger to make!

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  36. I love these colors! I think my favorite thing I have ever made is whatever I just finished.

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  37. Well I started sewing at a young age, I remember my 6th grade Home-Ec teacher Mrs. Ruff taught us how to make a pillowcase on the sewing machine, I learned also from my Mom. But just in the past 5 years or so have I been quilting, my most recent accomplishment was a king sized postage stamp wuilt I made for the hubs. Currently Im working on matching twin bed quilts with pillow shams for the wee ones - all scrappy wonky stars.

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  38. Those fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! In my early 20s I belonged to a medieval recreation group and learned to sew clothing from the middle ages! I hadn't sewn in about 15 years and recently started again last summer. Now I love making clothing for my daughter and bags wristlets/clutches. Thanks so much for the great blog and the generous giveaway!

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  39. Such a lovely give away! Thanks so much. Love to read your posts! My favourite thing is a butterfly wallquilt I made as one of my very first quilts. I still love it very much!And I love to look at it again and again when I visit my mother-in-law because I gave the quilt to her, to brighten her days!

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  40. I love making baby blankets for my friends. Love this fabric!
    Beckyfdavis@comcast.net

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  41. I started sewing when I was in high school and couldn't find clothes to fit me. I have since lost all the extra weight but not the love of sewing. I'm now a great-grandmother and love to quilt.

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  42. The Tilly fabric is GORGEOUS! Thanks for another great giveaway. I have been sewing for a few years. Congratulation Maureen on the two year anniversary, I love your blog.

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  43. I've been blogging for four years now, more or less. These fabrics are lovely! m dot cartledgehayes at insightbb dot com

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  44. Congratulations on 2 years Maureen!
    I've been sewing since I was around 8!
    Next on my list are Dresden plates!!

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  45. After I retired, I rescued an unfinished quilt project put away in frustration earlier - made a few adjustments and finished it - now love it on my sofa.

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  46. My mother learned me how to sew and many other crafty things. I sewed all my clothes when I was a teenager. Recently I learned how to sew shirts for my daughter and I love them.
    Hope I am lucky!

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  47. I LOVE the Tilly fabric - what a wonderful giveaway! To answer the question, I guess I have been sewing as a very intermittent hobby for most of my life, but I have gotten more seriously into quilting in the last two years or so. It's an addictive past-time!

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  48. Congrats on two years blogging! I myself have three blogs and have been doing it for almost four years. Sewing has been about the same, too, when my daughter was born I started making things for her. Your shop and blog are super cute, I just found you :) Keep up the good work!

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  49. Congratulations! I've been blogging only a little longer than you, about 2.5 years. I've been sewing for 17 years.

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  50. Congratulations on Two Years:) And thanks for a great giveaway! I started sewing a little over a year ago. Bought my sewing machine, came home and started googling, finding sewing blogs, used my seam ripper a ton, but eventually finished my first project! I am so thankful for all the bloggers, like yours, that inspire, share, and teach newbies like myself:)

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  51. I love your blog, and feel so inspired when I read what you're up too! I've just recently started to applique and having quite a bit of fun with it! Congrats on two years blogging!

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  52. Congrats on two years of sharing and inspiring! The fabric is lovely through and through.

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  53. i treasure the first cathedral window quilt i did, but i gve it to my mother in law for her bed. i did, years later make a christmas cathedral window quilt for my bed and i do keep it out for several months after the holiday. i love the star shapes and have been collecting materials to make either a quilt or a table runner.

    Julie

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  54. Wanting to make each one of my sons a quilt using pieces from their late father's shirts.

    Happy Anniversary!!
    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

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  55. I have been blogging for about 8 months now, Its challenging and inspiring - I love it! About two months I made a bag with some great fabric - but itwas huge. I never thought I would actually be able to fill it up. Well now I use it everyday - and its full. Haha, I get so many compliments about it. I really should make another one! P.s. I love your blog!

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  56. As a retired science teacher, I love the introduction of organic fabrics into the marketplace!!! I started sewing when I was 13....I was the winner of a sewing machine at the New York State fair. Been sewing ever since!! I'll be stopping by your blog now that I've found it!!

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  57. I started sewing when I was very young, but it became a more consistent hobby in college. I made money on the side selling patchwork tote bags. And once I got married, quilting really became the focus of my sewing. I've been blogging for about 2 years now, too!

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  58. Happy blog-iversary. The favorite thing I've made lately are a couple of "Gum Drop Pillows" - an Amy Butler pattern. A fun accessory, and I made them in color schemes to match my 2 girls' bedrooms.

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  59. Congratulations!I began sewing sixteen year ago and quilting five. Te most favorite thing I've ever made is my first quilt.

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  60. I love this:) like your blog alot. Best wishes from Italy hildurina@gmail.com

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  61. Hi: My name is Teresa and I have two blogs, one for cooking, http://aureaskitchen.blogspot.com/, and one for sewing, http://aureascorner.blogspot.com/

    I love sewing but I don´t have enough time to make all the lovely things that I check on blogs.

    Kisses from Spain

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  62. wow!!! beautiful fabrics!!!
    I started blogging 6 years ago :)))) congratulations to you !!
    thanks for the chance :)

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  63. Happy Anniversary! Me and my blog will have our first on 15 February! :o)

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  64. My favorite thing, clothing for my childern. I made beautiful clothing for each of them. I hand tailored my son's jackets. I made a beautiful matching coat and dress for my daughter. Now I'm working on a few quilts that I can't wait to finish. The fabric is gorgeous and would make a wonderful throw for a young married couple I know.
    Mary Fioretti, Algonquin, IL

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  65. Happy Blogiversary! I almost feel like I'm cheating since I already purchased some of this fabric. It is my first time working with organic fabric and I just love it! Very high quality fabric in beautiful colors. This fabric is a major player in a room redecorating effort. It is part of a cushion cover, a quilt throw, and a pillow, so far. I would love to add even more touches of Tilly to my room. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. I started sewing August of last year(hubby bought me a sewing machine as my birthday present - he's such a doll).. I've only made one item so far as life was pretty hectic.. It still is, but I plan to make the time to sew more this year.. I'm also yet to start a blog (I still need to build up the confidence)
    josanne.mitchell@gmail.com

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  67. Happy Blog Anniversary! Your posts always inspire me. Thanks for that! Love these Tilly fabrics! I have been sewing since I was a teenager but only became CONSUMED by it once I changed from sewing clothes to quilts.

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  68. Beautiful fabric - I have a few pieces of her organic fabric and it's fantastic. I haven't been sewing for long but I think my favorite thing was the art bag I made for a friends daughter. It had pockets and a built in crayon roll.

    Congratulations!

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  69. Oh my, so beautiful! Happy Anniversary! I've only been sewing quilts and such for about a year, until then I only sewed doll bodies!

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  70. Gorgeous fabric! Thanks for the nice giveaway! I've been sewing a long time ... learned how to sew in "Home Ec" in high school and I graduated in 1977!

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  71. Congratulations! I just passed my five year mark of my quilting buisness. It's fun to see what has been accomplished in that time. Thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  72. I've been sewing since I was 12...let's just say that was quite a while ago! I've only been blogging for about 1/2 year. Favorite thing I've made? Gosh, too many. The quilt for my husband, the puppet curtain/theater & puppets for my neices, the tee-pee's for my neices & nephews. The best part about making things is giving them away so it's more about that, I think, than making it. Seeing kids literally jump up and down and squeal in delight over something you made is indescribable! Congrats on the blogaversary! I really enjoy your individual style!

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  73. Oh, those colors would be perfect in my home. thanks for a chance to win them.
    Congrats on your anniversary. I have been blogging since 2008 and quilting since 1999.

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  74. I love lots of different crafts but have to say my passion is fabric and I have lots of it! I started about 6 years ago when I enquired about purchasing a quilt in my local quilt shop and was told I could come to a class and learn to make my own. And so it began, I've made quilts for family and a few friends and I now try to make something different when I get the time. Happy anniversary and keep blogging :)

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  75. Happy Blogiversary! The fabric is beautiful I've been sewing for well over a decade but the past few years I have sewn more and more. I'd really love to blog my sewing and baking adventures, but so far I haven't been able to keep up with it. Right now the favorite thing I've sewn is a pillow that looks like my house. It is so cute!

    Thanks!
    racergirl1313 AT hotmail . com

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  76. Happy Blog-iversary!!

    What scrummy Fabric!

    I've been sewing since I was diddy! (some would say I'm not much taller now!).. I still have the first piece of embroidery I did as flower with my name under it! At the age of 3!

    Sewing saw me clothed through Uni and I think my mom would disown me if i ever bought a pair of curtains!

    Although I've been sewing all my life I only got into quiltinga couple of years ago.. and LOVE IT!!

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  77. Congrats on two years! I have been sewing since October of this past year when I went and spent a week with my mother and she tried to pass on all of her knowledge to me. I think my favorite things to make have been purses and cosmetic bags.

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  78. Happy Anniversary!! Love the fabrics.

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  79. Happy Blogiversary! This fabric is wonderful! My favorite thing I've ever made was a quilt for my brother. It was pretty simple, but I hand quilted it all and loved doing it. That he really loves the quilt just adds to my "favoriting" it.

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  80. This fabric is beautiful! I have just started blogging, but have been sewing for a long time. My favorite thing I have made was a cute little valentines dress for my daughter when she was a toddler.. she's in her pre-teens now, but I still have the dress. Too Cute!!! emilymaxedon10@yahoo.com

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  81. Happy Blog-iversary! My favorite sewn item is my one and only quilt. I'm hoping to finish up a second one this spring. :)

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  82. My favorite thing I made is a patchwork valentine skirt for my daughter. It's so ruffley and bouncy. She bounces around the whole day when she wears it and it make me smile. I have only been sewing for a few months but have fallen in love with it. I appreciate all the online resources as I have no one here to teach me. I have been considering signing up for a class I think it would be lots of fun. I also think it would be good to learn the proper way of doing things rather than just winging it.
    Love your site!

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  83. Happy anniversary! I started my first blog 4 years ago when I got married. It is a private blog for my family on the adventures of being married to someone in the army. A public blog like yours is a lot more fun to have because you get to interact with people and get to know them. :)

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  84. I have been blogging almost a year, quilting for 38 years and sewing forever! I love the idea of organic cottons and these are very special!

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  85. Congats on your two year anniversary. I love to quilt, refinish furniture, and lurk on Pinterest...lol. My favorite craft would be my embroidery of a paper airplane with the words..."fly". Very simple, but it makes me happy!

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  86. Congrats! I've been sewing for almost 30 years now (and boy, does saying that make me feel old!) and just starting quilting about five years ago. It is such good therapy!

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  87. I am brand new to sewing but am loving every minute of it. It is a complete adventure as I explore different fabrics, patterns and techniques.

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  88. IveO only been sewing for a year and a half now - I have so much to learn! The fabric bundle is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win and good luck everyone!

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  89. I've been sewing for about two years. My favorite quilt so far is a log cabin throw that I actually still need to quilt. I am drawn to so many styles now that it amazes me how traditional most of my original quilts are.

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  90. Congrats! I love a mermaid doll I made for my littlest girl. I have lots of favorites, though -- even the ugly ones :) Thanks!

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  91. Lovely Fabric! I've been blogging for almost 5 years now I think but sew-blogging for about a year.

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  92. I've been sewing since I was 8- almostt 25! My dad taught me how to use the sewing machine and we made pillowcases. I wish I still had them :( Thank you so much for the giveaway- the fabrics are beautiful!

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  93. I love these!

    catherineshaffer@yahoo.com

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  94. This fabric is gorgeous. I have been blogging for about 4 years, but only started promoting my blog about 18 months ago. It's a fun ride, that's for sure. :)

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  95. My favorite thing I made was an easter dress 3 yrs ago for my oldest. Thanks for the giveaway it is so pretty

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  96. I love Daisy Janie fabrics! I really want some her Shades of Gray fabric, too! I sewed about ten years ago, but life got in the way a bit (to say the least). After a move that made me leave my beloved job, I now have time and space for sewing and quilting again! Yippee!!!!

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  97. Happy Blogiversary Maureen!!!

    I have been sewing for 7 years, blogging about it for 1 1/2 years! My favorite project that I have made is the skirt I just finished for myself. It is awesome. I also love the Rapunzel dress I made for my daughter for Halloween! :)

    Happy blogging!

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  98. Happy blogiversary! I've been sewing for almost two years, and I absolutely love it. I've made a bunch of different things as I've been learning, but my favorites are simple knit dresses for my daughter... she's my biggest fan! :) Thanks so much for the chance, and for such a super blog!

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  99. I think my most favorite thing I have ever made was a Bucilla felt stocking "Fireman Santa" that I made three years ago for my husband the firefighter. I put my heart and soul into that stocking, every hand stich! He loved it! I now have a sewing machine and I'm teaching myself to sew, this would make an awesome addition to my growing collection of fabric... I may have an addiction problem! ha ha..
    lisamcgriff@hotmail.com

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  100. I've been sewing since jr high home ec. class, where we made a scarf first and then went on to a pillowcase. I love this organic fabric bundle..just beautiful.

    Thanks,
    And Happy Blogversary... =)

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  101. Happy blogiversary! I have been sewing for 14 years.

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  102. What beautiful fabric!! Thank you for the chance to win!!! :-) My favorite sewing projects were all the dresses that I made for my girls when they were growing up... Sewing for children is such fun-- the more ruffles and lace, the better! :-) I loved to take a pattern and "make it my own" by adding embellishments such as ribbons, embroidery, lace, etc... I'd usually change the sleeves, bodice or neckline-- use the same pattern for both girls, but make each dress unique. Fun memories! :-)

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  103. What a great giveaway! I really like this collection, I think it's my favorite by Daisy Janie yet! Thank you for the chance.

    Happy blogiversary! I've been blogging about sewing/crafts for about the same amount of time as you. We officially started Stumbles & Stitches in January 2010. I had been sewing on and off (mostly off) since I was a kid due to a super crafty mom and grandmas, but I really picked it up shortly after I had my first child about 4 years ago. My life has never been the same!

    Have a lovely weekend. :)

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  104. Happy 2 years! I stared sewing at the age of nine. My mother was a seamstress by trade so I began as soon as I could reach the pedal. :) I started my blog about 6 months ago, I love how it chronicles your work over time. Congrats!

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  106. I'm just a beginner,but i made a double quilt,with help from my aunt.
    The fabric bundle looks great...I'm just a follower in the blog world...
    HAPPY BLOG ANNIVERSARY!

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  107. Hi Maureen....Happy Blog-iversary!!!! I have been quilting for over 25 years now. My mother-in-law got me into it, she passed away 2 years ago and I think of her every day while in my sewing room. I love this fabric; thank you for much for this giveaway. What I love about sewing...I love to hand quilt;that is what I do. But I am taking the FMQ Challenge to learn new things....it is so much fun to keep learning; never too old!!

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  108. I have been drooling over this collection since it came out! I used to sew with my grandma when I was little. I wasn't quite old enough to pick up all her skills, but the ones that stuck have helped. Of course in my teens I found more important things than sewing. When she passed away in 2008, I was given her sewing machine. Due to sentimental reasons, I didn't want to use it. I decided last year to pull it out and start sewing again. I am now addicted to sewing and can't live without it. I cherish my memories of sewing with my grandma and am grateful for her sharing her love with me.

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  109. Congratulations. You're just a baby when it comes to sewing, but you've made some awesome stuff. I hate to tell you how many years I've been sewing. And thanks for the fabulous giveaway--I love Daisy Janie!

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  110. happy 2 yrs.
    I'm already a follower
    rather "new" at quilt blogging.
    have been quilting for about 8 yrs, made my daughter a quilt when I was pregnant with her and this thing is in SHREDS! it's SO loved :-) I've fixed little holes before but now the two long borders are pretty much gone and almost all the quilting threads have been pulled out, I don't know HOW this thing still holds together, but it's SO SO soft, she sleeps with it every night. I've also made her other quilts since then, but they can't replace this one.

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  111. Oh man, those are gorgeous! I have no idea what my most favorite thing is! I've been sewing for about four years. I got a sewing machine for my birthday when I was pregnant with my son. As for my favorite thing I've made, I think it would have to be the quilt I gave my mother-in-law for Christmas two years ago. Not perfect, but very pretty, and I'm still impressed with it when I happen to see it draped over her couch.

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  112. What lovely fabric! My favorite type of sewing is quilting.

    Tammi
    (songsiren1@yahoo.com)

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  113. I am just starting to learn to sew. Made my first simple cafe curtain panels a couple of weeks ago!

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  114. Well, I have been sewing since I would sit under mother's ironing board and complain that I had "nothing new to do." Mom would hand me material and a needle and thread adn say "make something." That's been about 45 years. yikes. I have all the plans made for what I want to blog - just have to get it started.

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  115. i would love to win! i have been sewing since i was a wee lad. i started quilting in 2005. i started blogging in 2008 but really didn't start blogging for real last year!

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  116. Been sewing for 2 years, blogging almost as long! Thanks for the chance, Maureen!

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  117. Happy Sewiversary! Please pick me Mr.Random...
    Wow! Only 2 years of sewing and look at what you do! Your work is lovely and inspirational.

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  118. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    My favorite thing ever made was a Lois Ericson vest.

    I've recently started sewing again after breaking both wrists 6 years ago.

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  119. One of my favorite things I ever made was a blue and white mystery quilt that I gave to my son. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. I've been sewing on and off since 1994. There was a huge hiatus when I returned to college in 2002/2003 for three years. I've been blogging for two years.

    Thank you for a chance to win.

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  121. Beautiful fabrics! I started a blog at the end of last February as a place to keep track of my projects. Because of positive comments and interest in the blog, I've become more proud of my creations and more ready to share the joy with others. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  122. I started sewing at a very young age. I guess about 6 or so. I wanted barbie clothes and proceeded to make some. I laid the doll down and cut around her, sewed it up - but :( it did not fit.
    My Mother helped me out and began to teach me how to sew.
    I have been blogging I guess for maybe 2 months? My Sister (and some internet friends newly made :-) ... have been helping me learn how.
    My favorite thing? I guess would be the Words of Wisdom Wedding Quilt. (Borrowed my Sister Gwen's idea)
    My son was married on 9.10.11 and I have 100 muslin blocks with handwritten words of wisdom and signatures. They are joined with 1 inch sashing in soft 30's colors and have a row of hearts at top and bottom. It is being quilted now and I am looking forward to this quilt "landing" at their new home. (Secretly hoping it will be a "baby maker") Laughing to myself I say this. We'll see! :-)
    Cathy

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  123. What a cool giveaway... Felt odd to sign in for your giveaway, when I have my own going on - but as it is very different well I thought I would cope :) thanks for the reminder.. I ma not sure whether it is the best thing I saw, but I made a hot water bottle cover http://noaslibellule.blogspot.com/2011/12/le-defi13-du-froid.html - and it is the one thing I use ALL the time. it is freezing in London and that is all I need for the night..

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  124. Gorgeous colors and patterns!
    Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary.
    I think my favorite thing that I have made was the lap quilt that I
    made for my mother for Mother's Day 2 years ago. It was my first try
    at making a quilt, and I was lucky enough that I was able to give it to
    her at that time. She passed away 5 months later.

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  125. I've been sewing for about a year and three months now, and blogging for just a month longer! I'm so glad I discovered both!

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  126. I love these fabrics! I've been sewing seriously for a little over a year, and it never gets old! Congrats on your blog-iversary :)

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  127. Love this collection! I've been sewing and blogging for about 3 years now. Like you, it has changed my life too. I can't imagaine not having it in my life...I mean, what would I do? :)
    susanphillips75@gmail.com

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  128. I taught myself to sew about 2 years ago, and I'm quite proud that I haven't thrown my machine out the window yet. Believe me, it's been touch-and-go a few different times.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  129. I learned to sew at a Singer store ... so you know that was a long time ago :)! I started a blog several years ago, the end ... never really got in the groove with it. (still trying tho)

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  130. Happy Anniversary! I have been sewing about 18 years! I started way back in 6th grade!

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  131. I've been sewing on and off (mostly off!) since I was a kid and sewed with my mom. I started seriously sewing about two and a half years ago when I discovered the online sewing/quilting community. I never knew there was so much beautiful fabric out there. Add to that the fact that I can order fabric online from the US at about 30-40% cheaper than in Canada, and there was no stopping me! Congratulations of your blog-iversary! :)

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  132. Congrats on 2 years! And thanks for the fabulous giveaway, I love that fabric.

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  133. Happy Blogiversary!!! I enjoy all the eye candy on your blog. I've been blogging for a few years although just last month started my own blog. I've been sewing for years and years .... it was a necessity to learn when my children were young - and I've never regretted it! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  134. those colors and prints are great-fabric is a weakness for me-my mind works faster than my body when it comes to using my fabric stash-all these great ideas when I see fabric and not enough time in a day to use it all-I have been sewing for about 45 years -(not everyday)-not a blogger yet but thinking about it-hope all have a wonderful day

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  135. The favorite think I've ever made, would have to be a hand painted family rules sign, followed by pillows for my couch!

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  136. I've been blogging properly since October but have been sewing on and off for 4/5 years now :)

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  137. Happy anniversary! My favorite thing I've made is a star quilt made from 1930s fabrics. I'm hand quilting it now and
    I love how it is looking.

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  138. Happy anniversary, Maureen! :) I've been sewing for a couple years and it's hard to pick a favorite thing I've sewn. I love making rug mugs and skirts and pants for little ones.

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  139. Hi, I've been sewing for just over 4 years now and a good day is one when I get to create something!

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  140. I've been sewing for about 10 months. My favorite thing I've made is a quilt I just finished last month.

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  141. My favorite thing i've ever made is my very first quilt. Well, two quilts, they were done at the same time, for a Breast Cancer fundraiser. I thought they were GORGEOUS and I wanted to keept them both really bad.

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  142. (long time reader, first time commenter :))

    Happy blogiversary! I love your work and amazed that you've only been blogging 2 years - your words and pictures are all so inspiring.

    My most favouritest sewing project is a bucket bag from The Bag Making Bible. It's huge, practical, most of the seams match (an achievement for me!) and was made especially to show off a giant crochet motif that I made. And I really love its bright colours :)

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  143. I started sewing when I was about 9. 4-H, and a mom who sewed were my first teachers. Hard to pick a favorite. I sewed for myself, my kids, now quilting for grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I have only been blogging for a few months. No teacher, so still trying to get the hang of it.

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  144. Happy anniversary! I just completed some fabric boxes and I LOVE them! They are my favorite at the moment!!!

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  145. Started sewing about 2 years ago--my husband bought me a sewing machine for our anniversary! Previously I had made one set of shorts in highschool which were pretty lousy :) But, I love it!

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  146. Our first little house was in an old neighborhood and two houses down were two elderly sisters who hand pieced a baby quilt out of their childrens baby clothes and old chenile blankets. They taught me how to sandwich the quilt and bind it. It started my love for quilting.

    That quilt lasted was past on to my grandson, who loved it for seven more years. It finally became so tattered after 27 years, that we had to put it to rest. The three of us actually all shed a tear of two. Yet we thank our two angels who showed their love of quilting and were willing to part with their own family history to make a quilt for our family.

    rubyschmer@yahoo.com

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  147. I have been sewing for about year, so definetly still a beginner! I love Daisy Janie and especially the Tilly line!

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  148. Congratulations on two years! I've been blogging, not seriously or regularly,since about 2007. I started as a procrastination method during grad school. :) Thank you for sharing your own life on the internet for us all to gain from, I love it!

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  149. Happy Anniversary!! and many more!
    I've sewn all my life.. so about 40 years lol but really took it up again this past year, I love making wallets and purses the most.. thank you for the giveaway!

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  150. I have been blogging for a little over 2 months and have been sewing since christmas. I just love working with fabric. All the different colors and textures just keep my head spinning with ideas.-Stephanie

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  151. Let's see, I only started blogging in August of last year. I started to give me something to do while I nursed my new little baby, but it turned into a great way to network and meet new friends!

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  152. I have been sewing for about 5 years now and stared quilting a year ago. Tilly is a beautiful fabric line. Thanks for the chance.

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  153. Happy anniversary, and thanks for the nice giveaway! I have been sewing since I was 10 - which is longer than I care to admit on this somewhat public forum(!) and have been quilting off and on for about 10 year. Love the quilting!

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  154. Happy blogiversary! I am just shy of one year on my blog - I was inspired by folks like you that are creative, inspiring, and generous enough to share online what you do in real life! So now I share my creative endeavors through words and pictures, and hopefully others can catch some inspiration from my posts, too. Thanks for giving a bit of insight into Daisy Jane, I've heard a little but only a little about organics, so this was good! :) C

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  155. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been seriously sewing for about 3 years, since my second daughter was born and I wanted to make cute clothes for them!
    barbwong@sbcglobal.net

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  156. THANK YOU MAUREEN,IT'S BEEN FUN FOLLOWING YOU!
    +CONGRATS TO YOU+KEEP UP THIS GOOD WORK!
    MY JOY COMES FROM MAKING BABY QUILTS FOR OUR LOCAL CHARITY! I'VE BEEN DOING THIS SINCE I RETIRED FROM NURSING ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO.
    "THANK YOU'S" TO YOU AND FQS FOR A SWELL GIVEAWAY!

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  157. I have been enjoying your blog. I have been sewing since I was a
    child(42 years or so). I really am excited to see so many younger
    sewers and quilters. It is such a great outlet for creativity.
    Thanks for including my comment in your giveaway.

    karenadd@gmail.com

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  158. I have been sewing as long as I can remember. However, I have gotten more serious in the last couple years. I think I probably started to blog over two years ago? I had a different blog originally and only transferred over a couple of my old posts.

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  159. Great fabric, thank you! Congrats with your blogoversary!I have been sewing since I was at school)

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  160. i've been sewing about 6-7 years, not including the occasional sewing project my mom would make us do as teenagers during summer holidays. :)
    taraz9 at excite dot com

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  161. Congratulations! I just started blogging last month and don't have any followers yet. I started it as more of a diary and way to track my quilts and keep myself motivated. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  162. What a lovely giveaway!
    I've been sewing for 10+ years (mostly quilting though), and blogging for 1. I can't decide on a favorite project - my favorite keeps changing!
    Happy anniversary!

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  163. Sewing since high school. Thanks for the giveaway!
    twelve30 (at ) gmail (dot) com

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  164. I've been quilting seriously for about almost a year now, and blogging for about 2 months (maybe), still trying to figure out the technology, but I love being a small part of this wonderful online community!! Thanks for the giveaway and happy second blogiversary!

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  165. I'm 67 and have been sewing since I was 8. I've been quilting for almost 3 years, I think my favorite quilts are zig zag designs.

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  166. I have been sewing since I was 12 and my favorite thing I have made is handbags! Thanks for the giveaway!
    goldiez at hotmail dot com

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  167. Dear Maureen, Congratulations to your anniversary! I can't believe you saying that you have sewn only two years - perhaps I didn't understand right?! I have been sewing all my life, almost, perhaps about 40 years and we are writing our blog with Nero about 1,5 years. After all that sewing at the moment I think my favourite sewing has been "Nero's Garden" quilt. It was a new challenge for me and I enjoyed every moment!
    Thank you for a wonderful give away! Those fabrics are so beautiful!
    Sunny wishes! x Teje
    nerospostatgmaildotcom

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  168. Happy blog day! Love your comments and your blog. Love the fabric. I have sewing (quilting) no stop for the past 11'years. It's my true therapy!

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  169. I just put together the Emerson Street Table Topper, it's adorable!
    I don't blog, but enjoy reading some. Congrats on your anniversary.
    pattik@windstream.net

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  170. In march it will be exactly one year that I started sewing and in may it will be one year of blogging :o) Hope in one year I'll be as good as you are! :o) Thanks for the giveaway and wish you lots of great blog posts and sewing projects.

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  171. This is such a gorgeous fabric line! I've been quilting since 2004, and love having a house full of them!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  172. Daisy Jane as the best fabric! Love this line and love dresden pillow. I made a quenn size log cabin quilt for my mil. I love the log cabin blocks. thanks!

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  173. Lovely giveaway! I have been sewing for about 50 years, some periods more actively than others. I find that things in the sewing world keep changing and evolving - it makes me feel like a newby in many ways. Your blog is very inspiring - makes me want to do fresh things.

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  174. Happy Cotton Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog, your palette, and your tutorials, especially those you have for kids' projects. I started my first quilt in 1997, but I have yet to finish it!

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  175. Happy blogiversary! I had a hard time determining when I really started sewing; if you count the disastrous t-shirt in home ec in grade 8, it's been about 30 years, but then there was a tremendous "dry spell" until last year when my hubby bought me a sewing machine for our anniversary. Since then, I have been sewing constantly, mostly self- and blog-taught, especially since the birth of my first grandchild, a beautiful girl! Always on the lookout for beautiful fabrics for quilts for her, or dresses or.....whatever catches my eye! Thanks for the opportunity to win, it's been a pleasure reading your blog and I look forward to many more years enjoying you!

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  176. Beautiful fabric!!! I am such a fall color girl. Love it!! I have been quilting for about 2 years now and I love to read your fabulous blog. Thank you!

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  177. I love these fabrics! I am a novice sewer. My first sewing experience was in junior high in the 70's. As a young mother in the 80's, I made a few things but didn't stick with it. I have had a renew interest in sewing in the past year or so and have made two quilts and several things for Christmas. I am inspired by your site and others.
    davidndes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  178. I've only been sewing for about a year & a half, and sporadically, but I love it!

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  179. Congratulations! My favourite items to make are Christmas wallhangings, and my most favourite is a Nativity Silhouette appliqued on a batik background. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

    Janet

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  180. I love so many of your items... honestly! I can't wait for the time to come that I can do some serious shopping with you. I love the pillow you have pictured on this blog. I've started sewing aprons to sell since October. Trying to make enough cash to take my family to the Aquarium to see Belugas. That's it for me, thanks for another opportunity at a giveaway!

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  181. Congrats on your blog-iversary! I have been sewing for about 10 years now, wow! I still love quilting the most. This Tilley fabric is right up my alley, hope I am lucky today!

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  182. Magnifique blog !!!
    Moi je réalise des jeux et jouets en tissus pour les enfants aveugles, malvoyants et handicapés bénévolement. Je trouve vos travail magnifique !!!
    Nadia

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  183. Favorite thing I've ever made? That's a tough one. The easy answer would be to say that I almost always like my current project the best. I do tend to love clothing items, especially stuff for my little girls. I've been sewing since I was a young girl, I picked up the love of sewing from my mother.

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  184. Happy Two Year Blogaversary!

    My favorite thing, is usually what I am working on, lol.
    One of my favorite that I have now is, an older quilt that I made with fabrics and clothing from my family, so it has a lot of memories in it.

    Debbie

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  185. Lovely fabrics. I've been sewing since the dawn of time. I came from a family of non-sewers (grandmother or mother) so learned in 4-h when I was in elementary school. hollyvan@hotmail.com

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  186. I have been sewing for a very long time and have sewn many quilts, etc but I must say, the most favorite thing or things that I have ever sewn were my daughter's wedding dress, the bridemaids dresses and my grandson's suit just last summer. Nothing will ever top that. The only thing that will ever equal that will be to sew my other daughter's dress :) (made me cry to see her and my other daughter was maid of honor)

    sandyb720@gmail.com

    Congratulations and many more!!!!

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  187. when my boys were little I sewed. Nothing fancy. As they left home I stopped sewing UNTIL I started looking online What you share with us has encouraged me to really start sewing again, quilts for my gdaughters and g sons
    gina
    ginalovejoy1958@yahoo.com

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  188. I've been sewing a long time, my grandmother taught me. I've only been sewing quilts for a year or so (my Auntie is teaching me.) Lately I'm also sewing for the home, placematts, purses, etc.

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  189. How generous of you to share your anniversary with us! Love, love this line. And I think my most favorite sewing creation is the memory quilt I did of our beloved Bichon - was a birthday gift for his "daddy" - and it's just wonderful! Happy Anniversary and many thanks!

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  190. Beautiful fabric!!!! Love the pillow too! I am working on some pillows and a quilt right now!

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  191. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm currently working on my first donation quilt. Almost finished with that pesky binding...

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  192. Congratulations! You make such beautiful things!
    I have been sewing since I was a girl, but I'd say more seriously for about 4 years. I love it and I wish the days were longer so I could fit in all the things I want to do...

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  193. Wow, these fabrics just make me want to sew! I can see why you are always inspired. Favorite project...probably a batik quilt, it's colors remind me of sunshine and it's quilted in beautiful sunbursts.

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  194. Happy Anniversary! Tilly is stunning; I would love to make something with this fabric. I've been sewing since last fall - it's changed my life too -- and blogging about it at fabricmutt.blogspot.com since the end of December. What a fun new world has opened up through this wonderful hobby!

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  195. Don't blog, but I love to sew. I've been sewing for around 40 yrs. I stopped for awhile, but in the last two years have really made up for lost time. I love this fabric collection! Not usually colors I would pick, but I really like them a lot! I can picture a pillow or table runner made out of these. Thanks for the chance! And Happy 2nd Anniversary to you! You are very talented and I love the colors you use in your projects.

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  196. I am new to quilting, crochet and knit are usually where I am at. I love this blog and I am learning...ever so slowly...about quilting and other crafts. I have a pattern for a "maple leaf" quilt that my partner's mother made years ago that I would love to try to make. Wall hanging first I think and then the "big" one! Keep up the great work...it is absolutely beatiful!

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