Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A New Tutorial and { RBD Fabric GIVEAWAY! } : :

It's Riley Blake Design Team Wednesday!

And, I'm super excited to be sharing my newest project as part of the RBD Design Team today!!

Riley Blake Design Team Project

My newest tutorial is for a quick, easy, and affordable Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Pillow Sham, made up of some of RBD's wonderful Basics, their Small Cotton Dots and Basic Solids!

RBD Design Cotton Dots

I'm currently in the planning stage of decorating the bedroom of my two boys. It's a huge space and they have very specific ideas of what they each want. Before I begin to tackle the more themed out, detailed items on their wishlist or begin shopping, starting out by making each of them some classic bedroom staples, using simple, boy-ish patterns and colors, is very doable -- and rewarding!

My stash is full of great Basics, which is so very handy for whipping up projects like this one. And, after comparing what the cost in materials for a sham just like this is to a store-bought version, the cost was less than half the price!! Besides, Mama-made things are much more special, don't you think?!

Insert standard pillow in the back closure

Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Sham

Polka Dot Rugby Stripe Sham

I really hope you like this tutorial! It was really fun and a "Pillow Flange First" for me, which I think is a pretty sharp looking detail! My project is up on the Riley Blake blog now, pretty please be sure to stop by and check it out, give it a pin if you can! And, if you do to give this tutorial a try -- be sure to let me know! Feel free to join and share a photo in my new Flickr Group or on my Facebook page anytime, I love hearing from you!!

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GREAT NEWS, besides having the honor of guest posting on the Riley Blake Blog as part of the Design Team today, I also get to host a RBD Fabric Giveaway right here!!!

How does a chance at winning the entire Large Chevron Fat Quarter Bundle sound??!!

Well...the sweet folks at Riley Blake are so generously offering a Fat Quarter bundle including all 24 of the very popular basic, Large Chevron prints!!! WOW!

RBD Chevron Giveaway!! Includes a FQ bunlde of all 24 prints!

You can find RBD Chevrons available in the shop of my sponsors --

*   Hawthorne Threads   *   Fat Quarter Shop   *
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Enter to Win!

Here's how,

1. Simply add a comment to this post! (one entry)
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Follow the Riley Blake Blog or facebook page for a second entry. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! 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. (optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by tweet, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry)
 
That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Monday morning, February 4th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this 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! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!

Thank you to all who entered this special RBD Giveaway!! 

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  From 1,454 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #1315 -- Karen P. said...
I follow you on FB as well! 

Congratulations Karen!!! I will be in touch shortly!

1,463 comments:

  1. Love the pillow! I actually need to make some shams for my mother-in-law so this tutorial has perfect timing!

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  2. Wow, a full FQ bundle, and an awesome looking tutorial in one day. Thanks.

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  3. I am already a follower of RB's blog. Thanks.

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  4. What a great giveaway! Oh and thanks for the fantastic tutorial!

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  5. Of course I am a follower of yours!

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  6. I pinned that sham tutorial! Its on my to do list. Thanks.

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  7. Thanks for the tutorial - they are perfect for a boy's room!

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  8. What a fun giveaway - thank you!

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  9. Ah, perfect tutorial at the perfect time. I need to redo my bedroom.

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  10. I am a follower of the Riley Blake blog.

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  11. I am a happy follower of your blog, too!

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  12. Tweeted the giveaway also.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/296621845048856577

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  13. Pinned
    http://pinterest.com/pin/124060164707252949/

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  14. And I follow your blog too, of course!

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  15. Decorating a boys room sounds like a daunting task. I can't wait to see the end result.

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  16. I love your pillow design! And the softies on the bed! :-)

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  17. It's a great project! I do think that the pillow flange is sharp. I have only done that once before, I should remember to use it more often. It's a nice look.

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  18. Great project! Love the monsters too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. I like Riley Blakes facebook page

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  20. I would love these fabrics to make new valences for my girls rooms!

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  21. I already follow you on Face Book!

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  22. I love polka dots. I bought some last year and have been hoarding them. Love your pillow.

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  23. Wow thanks guys super generous! Qngela

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  24. ME!! ME< ME< ME!! Pick me! I love the chevrons & have a pattern that craves them. Thanks for another great give away. You are crazy cool.

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  25. Am retiring on Feb. 1st. This bundle will start me on my first retirement project!

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  26. And I follow you, of course.

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  27. Good morning Maureen. I follow you on facebook. ;^)

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  28. I loved! I'm running to make my pillow

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  29. I love the fabrics. Thanx for the give away.

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  30. I follow Riley Blake on facebook.

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  31. Sharedhttps://twitter.com/thecraftinfiend/status/296624291296976898

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  32. I love this tutorial and I follow your blog.

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  33. Love the pillow, and the fabrics, gorgeous stuff, they'd be so much fun to play with

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  34. Followed Riley Blake Designs on facebook

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  35. I love this fabric! I have many projects for it in mind.

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  36. I love Riley Blake Designs. Thanks!

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  37. Following you on Facebook already

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  38. Love this new tutorial! Thanks so much.

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  39. And since now I am also a follower of your blog.
    Great blog by the way. Had him on my list of favorite blogs, but followed it officially as of today.
    Jessica

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  40. I follow you on Facebook.

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  41. I like/follow you on FB too :)

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  42. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook.

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  43. Love the pillow shams...thinking that this would be great for our bedroom. It needs spruced up with some fun colors.

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  44. I tweeted your giveaway. https://twitter.com/DarnHeather/status/296624616636571650

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  45. And re-shared your Facebook post on my wall letting folks know how much I enjoy your blog :D

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  46. That is an amazing bundle of chevrons. Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  47. I really like your design and the tutorial is great. I'm in need of pillow shams for my bed. Great giveaway that RBD is letting you give to one of us!

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  48. I love chevrons and your pillow

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  49. And I follow you on my Google reader:)

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  50. I have to admit that I haven't used chevron prints yet...how embarrassing! But would love to! Thanks for the chance.

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  51. would love to win

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  52. I am a happy follower of yours on Google and FB!

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  53. I'm a follower here as well as on facebook!

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  54. I follow you on facebook

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  55. Following Riley Blake blog! Looks like a fantastic blog too!

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  56. I need to make this pillow! (thebarefootsprout@live.ca)

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  57. I definitely need to add more basics to my stash. I tend to gravitate toward prints with many colors in them and should add more single or two color prints.

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  58. Already a follower of you Maureen on FB!

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  59. I really love that pillow case it's soo cute!

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  60. I love chevrons. What a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  61. I follow you on Facebook! (thebarefootsprout@live.ca)

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  62. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  63. Great project! And the fabric is just awesome :)

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  64. I LOVE that polka dot fabric! Have always wanted to make a 'flange' sham. Thank you for sharing!! kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  65. Oh oh oh......my heart stopped. I saw this as I was reading my post on facebook, didn't know it was a giveaway until I stopped and stared at the beautiful fabrics and then I noticed a giveaway. Heart be still me now, those are so amazing. I am a follower on facebook as you can tell. I love your pillows. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  66. I've been wanting to get my hands on some chevrons!!

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  67. What a beautiful BIG bundle! Thank you!

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  68. I'm following Riley Blake on FB :)

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  69. I do follow RBD on FB kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  70. Follow you blog, love all the things you make.

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  71. And of course I'm following you on FB and your blog :)

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  72. I follow you through google :)

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  73. Love you blog and updates on FB!

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  74. Aaaaaaaaaaaand...I shared your picture and link on FB :)

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  75. I follow you on FB also! ;)
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  76. I just liked you on FB! So excited to see your projects!

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  77. I am a facebook follower

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  78. I have not worked with dots as yet but would like to.

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  79. Just signed up to follow RB's blog- Can't wait!

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  80. I follow you on facebook and receive your blog via e-mail. I really like the boy pillow shams!

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  81. Oh, and I follow you on facebook!

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  82. Love the fabric and the pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  83. I follow the Riley Blake blog and facebook page.

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  84. I follow your blog on my reader.

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  85. Looking forward to RB's posts on FB!

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  86. Shared giveaway on FB ;)
    kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

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  87. I would love to get my hands on these gorgeous chevrons!

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  88. Graphic prints are sweet, but I love love love polka dots.

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  89. I follow all your wonderful posts.

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  90. Wow, I can see that fabric made into pillows for the porch swing! Love the design, and colors!

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  91. Beautiful fabric. Would love to work with it. :)

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  92. I follow the Riley Blake blog, love the cute things on their blog.

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  93. I am following Riley Blake on facebook.

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  94. I pinned the giveaway with that gorgeous picture of the fat quarters.

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  95. I follow RBD on facebook and receive their newsletter!

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  96. I follow RBD blog. I love these fabrics. :)

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  97. I follow Riley Blake on Facebook!

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  98. WHat a great looking sham Maureen! Very masculine.

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  99. I also follow you on facebook. You are such a creative inspiration to me!

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  100. I follow you through Reader. I just love reading your blog. Thank you for the giveaway opportunities. :)

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  101. I shared the link on Facebook!

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  102. I love the chevron fabric! Dots are great especially for bindings!

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  103. I like Riley Blake on facebook.

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  104. And I follow you :) Thanks for agreat giveaway.

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  105. I follow Riley Blake & have enjoyed their fabrics for a long time. Always a fresh look.

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  106. I follow you (you're on my reader)

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  107. And I follow Riley Blake (on FB)

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  108. Adorable! Love the flange.
    Sarah MacRostie
    sdemac@paulbunyan.net

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  109. Great pillow! Thanks for the tutorial and for hosting the giveaway!

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  110. And... my first comment wasn't published: Wow! Another giveaway! You (and the people at Riley Blake) are very generous :-)

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  111. I follow your blog via google reader.

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  112. Thanks for the great tutorial! I saw it on your FB page and clicked right over :) The fabrics are all great and perfect for spring projects. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  113. Good timing on the pillow sham tutorial... I've been thinking of doing some :)

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  114. i follow you through my google reader

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  115. i follow riley blake through my google reader

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  116. I follow you on Facebook!
    Sarah MacRostie
    sdemac@paulbunyan.net

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  117. tweet: https://twitter.com/loveolamb/status/296628364129734656

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  118. Following Riley Blake on FB, too!

    Thank you for the extra entries - I'd love to win the chevrons!

    Sarah MacRostie
    sdemac@paulbunyan.net

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  119. I would love to have those chevrons!

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  120. I always gawk at these prints when I'm in the quilt shop but never buy them because I'm always there for something else. I'd still really love to own them and think of fun ways to use them.

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  121. I love, love, love this fabric and really hope I win! :)

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  122. I've been oogling these chevrons for a while! Fingers crossed!

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  123. I follow Riley Blake on facebook, too!

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  124. I follow you here and on Facebook

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  125. I also follow you on facebook!

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  126. Really cute pillow and lovely giveaway...thank you!

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  127. Really do have to make some of those shams...very cute! Bookmarked it!

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  128. I follow you on FB *that's how I saw the give away*

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  129. Hi-

    Love the pillow sham and love the chevrons!
    jawierman@yahoo.com

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  130. I follow Riley Blake Designs on facebook.

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  131. Hi--I'm a follower of your blog--love it!
    jawierman@yahoo.com

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  132. I love those shams...perfect for little ones!

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  133. wow wow wow!! i love the fabrics!!!

    audrey_jiajia(at)msn(dot)com

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  134. Hi--I follow the Riley Blake blog and "like" them on Facebook!
    jawierman@yahoo.com

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  135. i am your follower thru email and facebook! :)

    audrey_jiajia(at)msn(dot)com

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  136. beautiful fabric ... would love to win it
    tarkab@hartwick.edu

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  137. I subscribed to the Riley Blake newsletter and liked her facebook page.

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