Monday, October 8, 2012

A Scrappy Patchwork Shoelace Tutorial {and GIVEAWAY} : :

Happy Monday, friends! Sorry I'm a little late today -- I'm so excited to be sharing a new Fat Quarter Gang project on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog today! Along with an amazing fabric Giveaway right here, of course! 

Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang

Have you met "the Gang"?! 

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Today I'm showing you how to create these fun and funky Scrappy Patchwork Shoelaces! You can find the full project tutorial here or simply by clicking on the tutorial image below.

A Scrappy Patchwork Shoelace Tutorial

I LOVE Pat Bravo's vision for this collection! I shared a little bit on that when I shared my resent R n' R Skull Quilt. And now, I just couldn't resist making a cool pair of Rock n' Romance laces for these new Converse! 

A Scrappy Patchwork Shoelace Tutorial

I think these fabric shoelaces & Converse sneakers are a match made in heaven!! I used several prints from the Heartbreaker palette -- full of cool grays, pretty shades of pick, with a little black!

A Scrappy Patchwork Shoelace Tutorial

Now I get the pleasure of hosting a special Fabric Giveaway for a fat quarters bundle of these Gorgeous Rock n' Romance fabrics!

Rock n' Romance
You can find Rock n' Romance newly available in several of my sponsor's shops -- 
*   Fat Quarter Shop   *   The Intrepid Thread   *   Hawthorne Threads  *  Sprightly Fabrics  *
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Be sure to check out this fun collection (and my skull quilt) in full action in the newest 
Art Gallery Fabrics video below!!



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Enter to win this fabric bundle! 

Here's how,
My Rules : :
 

- Simply leave a comment right here, under this post! I'd love to know what your most favorite print is in the Rock n' Romance Collection?!
- Followers of Maureen Cracknell Handmade get an additional entry, too! Whether you follow me here, in your reader, or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one optional entry)

For Art Gallery Fabrics : :

- Follow them on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)
- Subscribe to their blog to stay up to date on all thing AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!
Leave a comment letting them know which platform you have chosen to follow them on and that you have subscribed to the blog :)

Please enter now through Friday morning, October 12th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this blog post.

* 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! Please check to make sure you can be contacted!



Wishing a wonderful new week to all!

* * * * *  UPDATE  * * * * *

Thank you to all who entered our Giveaway!! 

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  From 744 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #595 -- sandyb, who said...

I love this new collection. My favorite is Wild Hearts Spirited.
Thank you.

Congratulations Sandy!!! I will be in touch shortly!
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773 comments:

  1. I love the retro glam ruby. My kids are going to love this project!

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  2. Rough choice - they're all gorgeous! My favorite is the Rebel Cherie Whispers.

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  3. I follow your blog with google reader.

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  4. What a gorgeous fabric line. I love Retro Glam but they are all so pretty. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  5. I love Stardust Twilight, sew pretty.

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  6. I also follow your blog and have liked you on FB!

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  7. I love the Retro Glam and Stardust prints!

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  8. Wow.....How can you choose just ONE favorite from that Rockin' new line of fabric...I love them all! And I intend on making shoelaces for all of my daughter's friends for Christmas this year....what a fun idea!!

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  9. I follow you on GFC and Fscebook.

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  10. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics Blog

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  11. I subscribe to AGF newsletters

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  12. I love the Rebel Cherie Whispers, so elegant!

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  13. I love Stardust Midnight! Just gorgeous!

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  14. I am a happy follower of your blog.

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  15. I follow AGF on Twitter, Facebook and through their blog.

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  16. My favourite is Wild Heart Spirited.

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  17. I follow you in my Google Feed Reader.

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  18. I also follow Art Gallery Fabrics in my feed reader and on Facebook. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  19. Your tutorial was GREAT. I love those grey shoes with those laces! I loved this line as soon as I saw it. My fav is the Rebel Cherie Kisses print.

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  20. My favorite print is the Retro Glam Ruby

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  21. I don't think I can pick just one! It is such a lovely line of fabric. And what a great tutorial!

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  22. I follow you on FB and email!

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  23. I love the Vinyl Charms Scarlet. eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  24. Rebel Cherie Whispers is gorgeous!! They all are!!! Super shoelaces - I need to get some cool shoes so I can make some cool laces ;)

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  25. I am a proud follower of your blog, also! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. I follow art gallery fabrics on facebook

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  27. already subscribed to AGF blog!

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  28. I am a follower of your blog and I follow all the AGF rules too! Fingers crossed!!

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  29. I subscribed to AGF's blog. eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  30. Think it has to be the femme metal chrome!

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  31. My favorite is Femme Metale Chrome

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  32. Rebel cherie is great but i do love them all! Great giveaway!

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  33. Oh, I really like Playground Love Spice!

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  34. I subscribed to Art Gallery via My Yahoo.

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  35. I already follow you on facebook and now follow your blog :)

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  36. Stardust Twilight is sweet and soft....catches my eye :) Love your blog (inspires me many times to try new things) Going to make some shoe laces for my Granddaughter :):)

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  37. I love all the fabrics in this collection, but like Retro Glam Ruby best of all. Cynwellmeyer@msn.com

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  38. I really love the Femme Metale in Chrome.

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  39. Że śledzę na fb to juz wiesz :)

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  40. I follow AG through Pinterest and their bog through Google Reader.

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  41. what a fun idea! i like femme metale steel the best, but they are all lovely!

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  42. How cute are those shoelaces. I love them. My fave is Haze of Rock.

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  43. Cała kolekcja jest piękna ! Jak dla mnie zachwycające jest połączenie kolorów i deseni kwiatów - tak różnych, a dających tak rewelacyjny efekt.

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  44. Not sure what my favorite is - they are all so lovely. Probably Femme Metale Chrome. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  45. My fave is Femme Metale Chrome, I would like to get some yardage and make a jumper.

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  46. I'm an AGF follower on FB and their blog.

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  47. I am following Art Gallery Fabrics on Twitter, and via their blog.

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  48. I would love to win!

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  49. Femme Metale Steel and Retro Glam Ruby are tied for my faves. Gorgeous line!

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  50. Retro Glam Ruby totally favourited!

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  51. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB and subscribe to their blog.

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  52. I love that stardust dawn :) Thanks.

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  53. Maureen Cracknell Handmade fan at facebook!

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  54. I am a follower of yours. Thanks!

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  55. My faourites are the Vinyl Charms.

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  56. I follow you on google reader.

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  57. My favorite pattern on Rock n' Romance is Femme Metale Chrome. I love it!!

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  58. I follow Pat Bravo's blog as well as on Facebook.

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  59. They are gorgeous!! I like stardust mmidnight in the dream maker collection.
    And Wild heart Spirited...

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  60. I have chosen to follow them on FB and I have subscribed to the blog too ;)

    Thank you

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  61. I like the Femme Metale Chrome




    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  62. I am following your blog using GFC

    serenap95(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  63. My favorite is Rebel Cherie Whispers.

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  64. i love the rebel cherie wispers. too cute!

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  65. love those shoe laces :) and love the fabric more

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  66. I like the Stardust Dawn. I love the scrappy shoelaces! Clever Idea and so fun. I have a pair of red converse that might need a little more fun. :)

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  67. i follow art gallery fabrics on facebook and pinterest (and i think twitter too)

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  68. i follow the art gallery fabrics blog on my google reader

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  69. Such a great collection! I love the vinyl charms scarlet!

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  70. I just want to say that I love this idea!!

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  71. God they're all beautiful
    But if i could only have one, it's retro glam ruby for me....

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  72. And i follow via email and facebook.

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  73. I follow Art Gallery on Pintrest and FB!

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  74. And i follow art gallery via Facebook.

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  75. Hard to choose a fav but If I had to....Femme Metale Chrome

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  76. My favorite print is the Stardust Midnight

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  77. I am a follower of your blog.

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  78. I follow Art Gallery on Facebook.

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  79. I like the black-white fabrics. So talented to create shoelaces.

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  80. I follow you here, on FB, and pintrest:)

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  81. I follow AGF bt google reader, pintrest and FB.

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  82. Hee hee, fab idea with the converse. Hmm, maybe I *need* a pair in that colour to make these...

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  83. Rock and Romance - Ashen Roses in Shimmer

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  84. I follow MC on all media except twitter

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  85. Love the Femme Metale Chrome print!

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  86. I follow the AGF blog plus facebook and twitter :)

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  87. oh gracious! these are awesome!!! you are so creative maureen!

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  88. holy moly, those are ADORABLE, and I really wish I had thought of them first!!!! I do believe all of my converse-loving friends will be getting amazing laces for Christmas this year.

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  89. I like Femme Metale Chrome and I also like the name good play on words.

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  90. I just love the black floral print, those little pops of coral pink do it for me :-)

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  91. Great idea! I like the Vinyl Charms Bianca print the best

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  92. Love the stardust dawn but they are all great!
    Thanks!
    Julie

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  93. I never would have thought to MAKE shoelaces! Love love love them!! Would be a great way to spruce up my favorite winter boots, as we are nearly past sneaker weather here.

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  94. I follow you on Facebook. Thanks!

    Julie

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  95. New follower of art gallery fabrics on Facebook. Thanks!

    Julie

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  96. I follow the AGF blog with the reader thingy on my iPad. There's got to be a more technical term for that, no?

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  97. I think Femme Metale Chrome -- very pretty -- thanks!!

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  98. I follow you, Maureen -- thanks!!

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  99. I follow AGF blog in my Reader. I don't do the others at all -- I couldn't tell if those were two separate entries or not, so if this gets picked (HA) and you have to do both, then you'll have to pick someone else. :-(

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  100. Stardust Twilight is so pretty.

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  101. My fave is Playground Love Sugar!

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  102. I follow your blog through Google reader.

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  103. I follow your blog and Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

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  104. I follow AGF's Twitter and Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

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  105. I am subscribed to the AGF blog (via Google Reader)! thanks for the chance!

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  106. I love Haze of Rock (and the others!) Beautiful and thanks for the tutorial!

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  108. I love both of the Femme Metale prints from the collection!

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  109. I love the Rebel Cherie in Whispers. Quite a name too!

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  110. Either Wild Heart Daring or Femme Metal Steel. Both are gorgeous!

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  111. I think my favorite is Femme Metale in Chrome.

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  112. Rebel Cherie Whispers....of course is my fav! My daughter (a closet quilter) says that old ladies are the only people who quilt! HAH! wait til I show her this new line and your blog! Love it! Guess my next project is shoelaces!

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  113. I follow AGF with my g - reader as well!

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  114. Super cute, Maureen! I shared this with my friend Amanda. I thought her girls would love something like this for their sneakers. Fun, fun!

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  115. This was tough after looking at all the prints online. I think I would have to go with Retro glam in ruby as my fav! Love the large scale of it and the colors are stunning! Absolutely adore the shoelaces! Once again another stellar project from you! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    Materialmoments@yahoo.com

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  116. Now there's something you don't see everyday! Quilting fabrics used for shoelaces, neat!

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  117. I am a MCH follower and I also follow all of AGF's rules.

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  118. Femme Natale---I just love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  119. Cute tute AND an excuse to buy a new pair of shoes :) I'm loving the Femme Metale Steel.

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  120. ashen rose shimmer is beautiful!!

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  121. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

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  122. Wild Heart Spirited!! Would go perfect with my daughter's violet converse sneaks:)

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  123. HI! I THINK MY FAVORITE IS 'TWILIGHT'!

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  124. What a fun idea, I would never have thought of shoelaces. My favourite fabric is Wild heart Spirited.
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  125. I follow you on facebook already.
    ks dot eyles at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  126. I think Rebel Cherie in Whispers in beautiful!

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  127. Ha!! This is genius! =D

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  128. LIKE+FOLLOW YOU+AGF+FQS ON FB!
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  129. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on facebook and subscribe too.
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  130. My favorite print is Retro Glam Ruby.

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  131. I'm one of your happy followers.

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  132. I subscribed to the Art Gallery blog in Google reader.

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  133. I follow you in my reader and facebook!

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  134. I love the vinyl charms scarlett print! gorgeous!

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  135. My favorit: love in sugar. It remember me a wallpaper looking like this back in the 70's ;-))

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  136. I'm a follower of yours through Google Reader/RSS feed. :)

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