Monday, January 14, 2013

A Luxe In Bloom Tutorial {and GIVEAWAY} : :

Happy Monday, friends! 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! 

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This time I'm showing you how to stitch up a fun and pretty, patchwork Chevron Valance, with Sarah Watson's new collection Luxe In Bloom! We just moved into our very first home, so I am all about sewing up home decor these days! You can find the full project tutorial here or simply by clicking on the tutorial image below.

Chevron Valance Tutorial

Luxe In Bloom is one of my most favorite collections to recently debut, so I was super eager to get my chance to work with them! Using a Fat Quarter bundle of the Quartz colorway, I wanted to be sure to create a project that didn't leave much waste -- Just six fat quarters, made TWO valances!

Chevron Valance Tutorial

These were made for our kitchen windows and we love them! From morning until dusk the light gleams through like beautiful stained glass, illuminating Sarah's gorgeous designs! And, in the evening the lovely colors that make up this fabric collection really shine!

Chevron Valance Tutorial

Now I get the pleasure of hosting a special Fabric Giveaway to kick off the new week, for a Fat Quarter Bundle of beautiful Luxe In Bloom in the Quartz colorway!!

You can find Luxe In Bloom newly available in several of my sponsor's shops -- 
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Luxe In Bloom Fabric Giveaway!
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Enter to win this fabric bundle! 

Here's how,
- Simply leave a comment right here, under this post! I'd love to know what you'd like to make with these?!
- 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 : :

Stop by the AGF Blog to let them know you,

- 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, January 18th. 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!

Thank you to all who entered this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

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  From 808 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #589 -- RoRo, who said...
Probably a lap quilt to use when watching tv at night - the designs would keep me awake. I follow you on Facebook...love all the pretty things you create!

Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!

808 comments:

  1. Beautiful fabric! I'd make ruffled scarves.

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  2. I would love to challenge myself with this color palette since it is not something I would typically gravitate towards. I would likely make something small like a pillow case first.

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity. I'm pretty sure I would make this exact project! We've been in our house for about a decade and still have few window treatments.

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  4. Probably a snuggle quilt for my daughter.

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  5. Such beautiful fabric! I think I'd make a quilt with them or fabric baskets.

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  6. What a clever idea! I think I'll make the Valance on a window shade roller so it will cover the entire window in my sewing room (it's not much longer than the valance).

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  7. And oh yeah, I follow you on Google reader AND on FB!

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  8. I think it would make a very pretty quilt.

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  9. I am a follower. Your valance is beautiful.

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  10. I would most likely make a quilt with these fabrics if I won them as that is what I mainly do

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  11. I'm a follower on Facebook, and I really love the chevron valance!

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  12. I would make a quilt. :) I follow AGF on Facebook and get their newsletter.

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  13. I am a follower of your blog.

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  14. Hey I love the window covering idea. I would probably do one for my sons room.

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  15. I would make small pouches with these. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  16. oh, so many possibilities but I see a pretty handbag!

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  17. I would love to make a few pillows for my couch with these!

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  18. I'd like to try a quilt!

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  19. i would love these to make some summer skirts for my grandaughter and nieces

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  20. I would make a lap quilt for me. :-)

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  21. I'd probably use them in a quilt, although that valence would look awesome in my kitchen!
    Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  22. I love this fabric collection. Probably a quilt ... Tho I do need a kitchen window valence!

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  23. I follow you on fb
    Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  24. And I like art gallery too and follow their blog

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  25. I like The Fat Quarter Gang on Facebook and I subscribe to their blog.

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  26. I would make aprons and hot pads with these great fabrics! Thank you for the entry.

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  27. I love the patterns in this collection, I'd make some clothes with the fabrics!
    grace

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  28. I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for the additional entry.

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  29. I need some pillow covers, so maybe that. love the curtain vallace idea too.

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  30. I like Art Gallery Fabrics on fb
    Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. This valance would look fabulous in my sewing room!

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  32. I also subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

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  33. i love the valence, i would love to make them for my kitchen window gets full sunlight all day. the the stain glass lo ok. i follow u on fb. thank you for sharing.
    annette foley

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  34. Kim W aka MamaEggoJanuary 14, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Would love to make a pretty spring dress or blanket!
    Eggointheoven (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. Kim W aka MamaEggoJanuary 14, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Fan of yours on fb!
    Eggointheoven (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  36. oooo i think i'll copy you and make some adorable valances! such a genius idea :)

    cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

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  37. i follow you via RSS and on facebook !

    cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

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  38. i follow art gallery fabrics on pinterest - pinterest.com/rescuedogmom

    cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

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  39. I would make an infinity cowl. If any was left over, I would work it into 'mug rugs'/coasters.

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  40. I follow you on Blogger & FB (under Jonquil Alexia). Awesome pattern!

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  41. These are such sweet fabrics! They look lovely as a curtain, I might make throw pillows!

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  42. I would love to make a lap quilt and some throw pillows for my living room! thank you!

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  43. I also follow the AGF blog with my google reader!

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  44. I would use the material for a quilt something :)

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  45. I love those prints! I think I would probably start making some patchwork skirts for my daughter....or maybe a quilt.

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  46. I follow your blog and facebook!

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  47. I follow AGF on FB and Pinterest and I subscribe to their blog!
    thank you!

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  48. Oh so pretty!! I'd make a handbag or a lap quilt!

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  49. There are so many options for such a beautiful fabrics. Most of the time I'd make bags. I <3 love handmade bags so much!

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  50. I'm your follower on my reader and also on facebook ~xoxo.

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  51. I've been making a lot of charity quilts lately, and would probably use it for that. Thanks so much, Kathie L

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  52. I already follow AGF on pinterest and facebook :)

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  53. Oh that is so lovely! I would love to make the same valances!! ...if that's okay ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. Gorgeous fabrics! I would love to make a handbag with them!

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  55. I follow your blog. Thanks for all your great ideas and giveaways!

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  56. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB, under 'jonquil alexia'.

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  57. I already subscribe on AGF blog for my reader! :) It's easier to follow you on facebook especially when you update your status with picture, just because I'm more to visual person. Then I will go to my reader to check what's new from you :)

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  58. I have a backdoor that needs a window covering so I would use the fabric to make a valance too.I have already saved the instructions.

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  59. If I win I'm going to do the exact thing. I have the same type of window over my sink!!!! Love what you have done!!!! :)

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  60. I subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabric blog.

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  61. I LOVE this fabric - I've been waiting for it to come out! I've already got a quilt pattern picked out for it!

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  62. I follow you on FaceBook and in my reader!

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  63. I've been into making potholders lately. also yo-yos.
    Thanks

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  64. Lovely fabric! Great idea for that kitchen window!

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  65. Oh, how perfect! We're getting new windows for half our house, and I've convinced my husband that means I need to make new window treatments. I'll have to try this tutorial and see if I can make it long enough for our wide windows. I'd make myself a new purse with the fabrics here, though, because my husband might balk a little if I made our house too floral.

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  66. I'm a follower- thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  67. I already subscribe to Art Gallery blog.

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  68. I love the curtain Maureen! It looks just perfect there.

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  69. I am following Art Gallery Fabrics on fb!

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  70. These fabrics would make a fabulous picnic quilt!!

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  71. I love these! I'd probably make ruffle tote bags! jennyp31@hotmail.com

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  72. I already subscribe! jennyp31@hotmail.com

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  73. I am a follower! jennyp31@hotmail.com

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  74. What a delightful selection of fabrics. They would make very cute coin purses.

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  75. ohhhh they are lovely, my little girl & me would sew something for her, together. She just started sewing and loves it!

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  76. I would sew pretty little purses or a quilted bag from these lovelies!

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

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  77. Facebook fan of yours as Szabina Luzics

    porcukorborso at gmail dot com

    thanks*

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  78. I love this fabric and your valence is soooo cute

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  79. Your window covering is beautiful...it looks like stained glass in the one picture with the light coming through! Awesome.

    I really need new coverings for my kitchen windows...I should try that with the fabric!

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  80. I love the dark blue in this bundle!

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  81. I think this would make an interesting baby quilt (and I have a friend with a little girl on the way - - how perfect!).

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  82. I'd love to make some pillows for in my living room.

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  83. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook

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  84. What a lovely bundle! I would probably make something quilty with them. Thank you.

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  85. I follow your blog. Thanks again.

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  86. I follow you in the blogger reader;-)

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  87. I actually think I'd make this curtain. It would look fabulous in my craft room.

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  88. I'd love to use the fabrics in one of those Scrappy Trip Along quilts that everyone has been doing. Thanks :)

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  89. I would possibly make a reversible bag. Love your valances! Very pretty and with 6 fat quarters for 2...sweet.

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  90. I love your valance! I could use those for a few or my neglected windows. I am mostly making pot holders and purses these days, but I'm ready to start branching out!

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  91. I'd love to use the fabrics in one of those Scrappy Trip Along quilts that everyone has been doing. Thanks :)

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  92. Oh I also follow you through my Google reader

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  93. I'm following Art Gallery on Facebook.

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  94. I would love to make a lap quilt with these fabrics. They would add a bit of color to my living room. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  95. I am a one-trick pony - I would make a quilt :-)

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  96. I am a happy follower of your blog, Maureen.

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  97. wow!
    i'd make placemats . . .
    and i need them!!

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  98. Always a quilt to work on...
    and add beautiful fabrics too!

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  99. I'm not sure what I'd make with the beautiful fabric! I do know, if I win it, I'll show you! :-)

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  100. I would love this bundle - I am looking for some beautiful fabrics for a swoon quilt. Wouldn't those be pretty?

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  101. I follow Maureen via her blog and on Facebook.

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  102. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics via Facebook and Pinterest, and thier blog on Feed Burner.

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  103. I guess I should have said I follow them on Facebook and pinterest as a separate comment from th blog. Oops!

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  104. I don't know what I would make, but I love the little lizard among those flowers. I'd be sure to make him the star of the show.

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  105. Wow great giveaway those fabric are amazing. i follow you with bloglovin, your valance is very beautiful

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  106. hum... what can i sew whit those pretty fabric??? Jewel roll i'll guess!

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  107. I need to figure out how to add window treatments in my kitchen. Maybe this would be a starting point!

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  108. Not sure what I would make -- I always need to see the fabric in person and play with it a little first!

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  109. I would make a beautiful throw to cheer someone up.

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  110. I would make a skirt for my granddaughter.

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  111. I would make a quilt. Some of the prints would go into a skirt for my little one.
    Jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

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  112. I'm already a follower:)
    Jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

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  113. I think place mats or a table runner would be great in these colors!

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  114. I think place mats or a table runner would be great in these colors!

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  115. I love this fabric and I'd really like to try this exact project. It's so pretty! bethfouche at hotmail dot com

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  116. I enjoy following you here on your blog! bethfouche at hotmail dot com

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  117. I have a few bags I need to make. Anytime I see a pretty navy print, I always think "bags" to show it off.

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  118. I follow you, and "like" you too!

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  119. Love the blues in this line, and that little salamander is sweet too! I think it would be fabulous in a quilt, or in a chevron shade like yours. Really lovely project and tutorial!

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  120. I follow you and Intrepid Thread on gfc and by newsletter, etc.

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  121. You could make lots of beautiful things with these, place mats, runners or a cute little lap quilt. Fun fun fun.

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  122. Lovely fabric! I am dying to try the inifinity scarf fabric that Art Gallery fabrics posted last week to their blow (it takes 6 fat quarters too, by great coincident! :) LOL!

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  123. Beautiful fabric, I ordered last week some of them, but it would be so nice to win this giveaway. Thanks Maureen for this chance!

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  124. I follow you on FB,Reader and Pinterest!

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  125. Love that valance that you made. This fabric would make a beautiful pillow also!

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  126. Pretty! Thanks for the chance to win...

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  127. I am your follower and love your work :)

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  128. I enjoy following your posts looking out for them every day!

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  129. I love yhe stained glass effects of the sun going through the valances. I would love to make one for my bathroom window.

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  130. I am suscribed to AG blog on Google Reader...

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  131. A quilt for my living room couch area.. the colors would go perfect and since I am ALWAYS cold.. it would be nice instead of the million little fleece blankets I have there.

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  132. I also follow your work on GF/ blogger..

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  133. I love this line! I'd probably make some scarves or a quilt with that buttery Art Gallery Fabric - I LOVE the AGF hand!

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  134. I'm a happy follower of your blog :)

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  135. Pretty stuff. I have an empty kitchen window that could use a valance...just sayin'.

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  136. might consider making a valance - just repainted the sewing room. Otherwise, I'd play with quilt ideas

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  137. Those fabrics would be a great start for a quilt for my mom' house!

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  138. I would love to make some new pillows for my new house!

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  139. I follow you on facebook too!

    krazykatsledgirl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. Thank you for the giveaway! I think that I would like to make perhaps a quilt or some throw pillows.

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  141. I follow you through email! Thanks!

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  142. Oh my gosh!!! Loooove your valances!!! Think I would make the same project...my Kitchen would love em! lol Thank you for idea & all! :)

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  143. I'm also a follower of your Blog...thru GFC

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  144. HI MAUREEN!
    BEAUTIFUL FABRICS! THINK I'D START A NEW QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  145. FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  146. I would love to make a set of matching /coordinating kitchen things - table clothe, place mats, trimmed tea towels. I follow AGF in all the way!

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  147. FOLLOW ART GALLERY FABRICS VIA BLOG LOVIN'! THANK YOU!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  148. Yay I follow you too! WOnderful giveaway!!!

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  149. I follow you on fb.
    amyerck@hotmail.com

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