Monday, April 8, 2013

An Urban Mod Shower Curtain { and Fabric GIVEAWAY! } : :

Urban Mod Shower Curtain

Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang
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!




This time I'm sharing a "make it your own" tutorial for an Urban Mod Shower Curtain, using a store-bought white curtain and giving it an Urban Mod style upgrade with some fun patchwork and raw-edge applique!

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Urban Mod is a very stylish and modern collection, full of yummy yellows, aqua blues, greys, and a wonderful smoky purple-mauve color! A simple patchwork of each print seemed like the pefect way to showcase this cool collection, however a quilt in these fabrics would be so amazing!!

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Urban Mod Shower Curtain before applique

I tried my best to get some photos of this new shower curtain in action, in our upstairs bathroom. It's a very small room with out a window or any natural light coming in from a hallway window, just harsh vanity lighting here!

Urban Mod Shower Curtain in action

Thank goodness I was able to get a few bright and happy photos outside, when the wind would cooperate! Be sure to check out the full tutorial on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog today!

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Now I get the pleasure of hosting a special Fabric Giveaway to kick off the new week, for a Fat Quarter Bundle including the TWELVE Urban Mod prints I used to make my Shower Curtain!!

You can find Urban Mod newly available in several of my sponsor's shops -- 
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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 if you've ever done a "make your own" sewing project?
- 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 : :

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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, April 12th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this blog post.

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Thank you to all who entered the Giveaway!! 

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  From 773 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...


*  Comment #202 -- Happy Cottage Quilter *  

Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!

775 comments:

  1. OH I LOVE this! Mind sharing where your circular rug is from? Everything looks great together. Home sewing is the best!

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  2. I LOVE this line! And what you've done with it, way to make a boring shower curtain super special! I love making things for my home, next up some spruced up tea towels and a kitchen blind!

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  3. I haven't made too many things yet. Definitely no shower curtain. I want to make things for my kitchen and my craft room. Just need to get better at sewing.

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  4. I follow you on Reader. Thanks.

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  5. I made the curtains in my daughters nursery, it is fun to see them every day!

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  6. I follow Maureen Cracknell on facebook.

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  7. I can't think of anything off the top of my head, but I"m SURE I've modified something with fabric to make it "mine"!

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  8. I follow you all ways-karrie smith ksmith8@emich.edu

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  9. I love these fabrics and the work wonderfully on your shower curtain. I love making and embelishing things for my house: curtains, cushions, towels. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I have never made a shower curtain, I have made a few accent pillows and a table runner.

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  11. I am a follower of Maureen Cracknell Handmade on Facebook and bloglovin

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  12. I follow AGF on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter

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  13. Never made a shower curtain but have made home dec items like comforter covers, curtains, seat covers, etc. Thanks for the chance.

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  14. Hi Maureen...if it's not quilt related; I don't do it...lol. Thanks for this chance.

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  15. This is a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing. I've made curtains but not a shower curtain yet.

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  16. I do this kind of project often - such a great instant-payoff project! I most recently modified some plain black curtain panels to be more colorful & fun, love it!
    rdoran1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I do love to make things for the home and friends though never a shower curtain.
    Grace

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  18. Love this fabric! I follow your blog.

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  19. That is just too darn cute! I forget to just add to existing stuff sometimes. Makes things so much easier. Cuter, too!

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  20. ANd, of course, I follow your blog on my Bloglovin' reader and Facebook.

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  21. I have not created anything like that yet. It looks wonderful! I follow you :)

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  22. Love your shower curtain! I haven't yet, but many plans on my list :)

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  23. I follow AGF too - whata wonderful giveaway!!! And on a Monday too!!

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  24. i have made my own regular curtains before

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  25. What a fantastic idea. I have only made a shower curtain from scratch and it was a pain. I think I will take your idea and make a new one for our house. Thanks!

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  26. I follow you with Google Reader (for a little longer, at least) and on FB. kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  27. I have yet to make a shower curtain ?

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  28. I follow AGF on FB. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  29. I follow the AGF blog on Google Reader. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  30. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOGLOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  31. Following on Maureen Cracknell on Bloglovin

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  32. I have made curtains but never a shower curtain.

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  33. What a lovely fabric collection. I've done a few things here and there... covered cushions for chairs, created a scripture tote for my kids... stuff like that. :)

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  34. I took store bought lace curtains and embellished with satin ribbon-flowers and ribbon.I weaved the satin ribbon through the ruffled through the edges, and through the tiebacks. used the little flowers to hide the hooks. Your Shower curtain is beautiful. Those colors would look awesome in my bathroom. Thanks for the chance :)

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  35. HELLO! YES, I'VE COVERED DIFFERENT SIZED BOXES AND ICE CREAM PLASTIC BUCKETS,MAKING FUN USABLE STORAGE PLACES OUT OF THEM! LOVE YOUR CURTAIN! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  36. I'm a happy follower of Maureen Cracknell Handmade.

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  38. I use the MAKE YOUR OWN sewing mantra every Halloween for costumes for my grandchildren!

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  39. I follow your blog and follow you on Facebook.

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  40. Lovely fabrics. Great how they go with your rug!

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  41. I follow you and Art Gallery Fabrics via Facebook and I get you on email, too.

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  42. Love this shower curtain, that is so clever. I have made window curtains without a pattern.

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  43. I follow your blog by email and facebook. You are so creative.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I've made some tote bags and embellished some rugs and hand towels.

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  45. I follow your blog on facebook.

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  46. I already had fabric set aside for a bathroom shower curtain but it was going at the bottom--seashells. I am a product of 1960's Florida in a time where every ranch house along the east coast was pink, mint, or yellow and had a stone-cast seahorse on it so OF COURSE even though I now live in the mountains I have a beach themed bathroom. But I DO have another shower curtain to "modernize"...PICK ME!

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  47. I love your shower curtain! I've made pillow shams and pillows.

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  48. I follow your blog and like you on Facebook. :)

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  49. I have embellished store bought pillows and. I had a neighbor several years ago that made a shower curtain and window curtain to match, was real nice.

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  50. Love the shower curtain. I haven't made any home dec projects lately, but I have in the past.

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  51. I have not made a kit like that YET but I have my eye on one that I'd like to try at my local Quilt shop. I am working on creating a special bed set using the first quilt I ever made (October 2012).

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  52. I have made my bedroom drapes from matching flat sheets so all the bedroom linen etc matched. I lined them with sheets also...
    Thanks for the beautiful Urban Mod Art Gallery Fabric give away. Love it.

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  53. I follow Maureen on Facebook and the blog.

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  54. I do make things for my home. I'm planning a makeover for my home at the moment.

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  55. I've never tried a make my own version before. I am way better at following directions from someone else!

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  56. I follow you on Facebook and your RSS feed!

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  57. I follow AGF on their blog and Pinterest

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  58. I am a subscriber to the AGF blog!

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  59. I made a quilted table cloth because i wanted a one of a kind. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  60. I follow you on facebook.

    Fawn

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  61. I am a loyal follower babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  62. I follow AGF via email and facebook!

    Fawn

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  63. I'm currently planning to splice some tablecloths together to make more affordable curtains (in the color scheme I want) for my bathroom and master bedroom.

    Fawn

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  64. I have tried make my own versions.. usually with moderate success..

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  65. I'm working on a make my own bath mat.

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  66. I already follow agf on facebook babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  67. I follow your blog (and AGF on Twitter).

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  68. I already receive their blog via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  69. Great fabrics and I love the shower curtain! Thanks for a chance to win....

    Blessings,
    Celia

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  70. Comment number 2...I get your blog sent by email.
    Hugs,
    Celia

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  71. Love those fabrics! I made my own upholstered chair cushion (for my sewing room, naturally) with an Amy Butler print recently. Turned out perfectly!

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  72. I have embellished ready made tote bags before, but mostly I make stuff from scratch.

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  73. I follow your blog on my Bloglovin.

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  74. #2 comment, I follow on FB and your blog!

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  75. I have not made any DIY yet. I am anxious to get started.

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  76. I haven't done anything like this yet, but this gives me the oomph to try! Thanks for the giveaway and tutorial! vickise at gmail dot com

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  77. I am an email follower. vickise at gmail dot com

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  78. Great prize. I will give anything I like a go!

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  79. Hi - I'm a follower of your blog!

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  80. I have used plain hand towels and dressed them up to match my bathroom decor. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Ohhh, I wasn't actually sure if I liked this fabric until now. I LOVE what you did with it - fabulous as always. :o)

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  82. Great Idea, i never thought about customizing a shower curtain. I customized a lands end canvas tote last summer, i added fabric to the front pocket to make it more "me"
    I follow you on FB

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  83. I follow Maureen on the blog and Facebook! I also follow Art Gallery on Facebook!
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. What a great selection of fabrics! I have made all sorts of things - curtains, duvet covers, tablecloths...

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  85. Hmm, what an interesting question! I guess I haven't made anything quite as useful as a shower curtain yet, but plenty of bags and storage items. Thanks so much for the chance to win these!

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  86. Hmm, what an interesting question! I guess I haven't made anything quite as useful as a shower curtain yet, but plenty of bags and storage items. Thanks so much for the chance to win these!

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  87. Curtains! I can never find curtains I like, so I've made my own. Love the shower curtain idea and the Urban Mod fabrics.

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  88. What a great idea and I'll be heading to the tutorial so I can make one up for my daughter. She needs a new shower curtain and hasn't found one that jumps out at her. I think this would be a great gift for her.

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  89. I also follow your blog and on Facebook.

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  90. The only make my own has been accent pillows and adding some customization to some towels.

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  91. So far I've only made some clothes, but I want to make curtains and such once we have our own place. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. I'm a follower of yours! Love your blog!

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  93. I have made my own of several things. I deconstructed bassinet sheet that came with my bassinet, and came up with a pattern to make more (one sheet for a baby is never enough!)
    I have made baby snuggle wraps (from a pattern).
    I have made Boppy pillow covers from a simple pattern, and tweaked it a bit to the way I like it.
    I made a peasant dress for a costume, and instead of doing conventional gathers for the ruffles, I used the ruffled foot on my sewing machine.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  94. I follow your blog, Maureen!

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  95. I actually made myself a pieced shower curtain - it was the largest piece I ever made until this past fall when I made my son an oversized King quilt. My shower curtain uses a daisy pattern with bright reds, oranges and yellows, sashed with 1"black for a stained glass window effect - tons of cutting and sewing but I still love it. I figure when I am tired of it I can convert it to a quilt.

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  96. I love the shower curtain! Been meaning to make mine forever but just went out and bought one instead. I have done so many fabric modifications it is nice when I actually like a pattern the way it is. Gives me a little break from all those hamsters running in my brain :)

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  97. Maureen - I am a follower of yours via my google reader and would love to win a giveaway.

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  98. I haven't actually done a make-your-own project yet, but I love your projects, and pinterest keeps my too busy...! ;)

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  99. o and I follow you, and to actually answer your question: I have taken thrift store finds and cut them up to make something completely different...

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  100. I follow your blog in my reader :)

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  101. I frequently "re-do" and embellish different things to "make them my own." I don't do it as much with fabric items as with furniture and such. I do enjoy making table runners and cushions and such to decorate my home with.
    Love Urban Mod, currently using it to make a wall hanging for my living room. I could use some more for a matching curtain!

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  102. I made our living room curtains. Unfortunately I cut them out after a wine-filled lunch (delish by the way) so they are a teensy bit wonky :-/

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  103. I follow you jennylarking@gmail.com

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  104. I do most of my own now. jennylarking@gmail.com

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  105. What a great idea. I love this look

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  106. I have done some of my household items but nothing like a shower curtain! How cool is that!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  107. I follow you on Facebook bloglovin and Pinterest

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  108. I made curtains from my daughters room. It was much easier than I thought it would be, and they were cuter and cheaper than anything I could find!

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  109. Tea towels, Pillows, Placemate... The fabrics are so beautiful!

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  110. I follow The Imtepid Theead, Stash Fabrics and The Fat Quarter Shop and I'm headed over Ro Moona now. Thx for the chance to win

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  111. I have modified a few things to make them my own projects.

    sandyser47@gmail.com

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  112. I follow you on facebook.

    sandyser47@gmail.com

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  113. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on facebook.

    sandyser47@gmail.com

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  114. I am a follower on reader and facebook..

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  115. I've made kitchen towels as my own. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  116. This is a great idea, wish I had seen it months ago when I was looking for a shower curtain. follow you on fb
    chrisstan@nodinwifi.com

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  117. The fabrics are gourgeous. I follow you here and on the Facebook.

    I love the curtin.

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  118. I have some shirts that are just too short and I plan to add some interesting fabric to make longer and on sleeves also.

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  119. Yes, Ive done the shower curtain thing and loved the way it turned out. I made a matching window curtain to match, too! Thanks.
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  120. I follow you here. ;)
    sweepster49 at comcast dot net

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  121. i just made my own toddler backpack because i hated all the ones in the store. they just were not right for my little one

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  122. i follow maureen cracknell handmade in my reader and on facebook

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  123. I used to make custom home decor projects for clients. I love the shower curtain idea - a nice way to make something plain into something special. Love the fabric and the rug

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  124. I love making or repurposing things to fit what I need. I would love to hear how you did the pattern for the shower curtain. Are they just diamond pieces over squares?

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  125. Just saw the link to tutorial. sorry! I should pay more attention first before asking.

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  126. Those are gorgeous fabrics! Maybe not a shower curtain, but I can imagine loads of stuff to use them on!

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  127. I can't say I've ever done a 'make it your own' project, at least not that I can remember. I love this though and have been keeping in the back of my mind forever to find something to make a new shower curtain. This is perfect!

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  128. I am a trusted follower of yours as well!

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  129. I love to make my own shower curtains. So much nicer then those purchased. Often times I will take some scraps and make a series of framed "art", if you will, to add to the decor. I also make hand towels to match the curtain.

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  130. I am a social media follower of yours for a long time.

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  131. I haven't made a shower curtain, but I've made made lots of window curtains.

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  132. I'm not brave enough to try my own sewing project yet, but I have a few in mind. I guess I need to just take the plunge!

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  133. I follow your blog by email and enjoy your posts. Keep them coming my way!

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  134. I made slipcovers for my couch cushions. So much less expensive than buying them!

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  135. I'm a follower by e-mail and facebook.

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  136. I've made curtains in my flat ages ago (still have some fabric left to make a spare one for the kitchen;) ) and of course some pillows, but never needed a shower curtain.

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  137. I also follow you on my reader.

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  138. I love them! I've made curtains, pillows, clothes, bags... I'm sewing and improvising addict!

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  139. I've never modified anything myself!
    Eveningemmagmailcom

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  140. I am a follower on Blogger and Facebook.

    eveningemmagmailcom

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  141. I"ve never made a project without following a pattern, lol!

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  142. I am a follower through email.

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  143. I also follow Art Gallery through FB.

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  144. Love the shower curtain! I have made curtains for my kitchen.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  145. I am a happy follower of your blog
    by e-mail, GFC & on FB. Thanks for
    the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  146. i follow art gallery on pinterest

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  147. i folow their blog with google reader

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  148. i am a make my own every thing i can

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  149. i have made slip covers for pillows, with holiday fabric, and have made a few "fake" quilts, via applique and a purchased comforter.

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  150. i follow your blog and on facebook

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  151. I've tried to make my own, but they never turn out as nice as yours did :-( Thanks for the giveaway.

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