Sunday, 20 May 2012

My First Giveaway! Aurifil thread and a Moda Charm pack

I am so excited and I just have to tell you why...

I finally bought my ticket to the Fat Quarterly Retreat.

There are only a few days left to buy tickets.  I was feeling a bit shy but the online sewing community is such a kind, welcoming place and they k-i-c-k-e-d me up the derrière and twisted my arm until I did ;0)

I also finished my Siblings Together quilt (pics of that will be here soon, I promise).

And my little local sewing shop got in some Aurifil thread.  I am so stoked because there has been such a lot of hype about this thread in the online quilting community and I can't wait to give it a go.

And with all this good news, it must be time to celebrate!

What better way to party than to host my first giveaway!!

Here's what's up for grabs...


A gorgeous Fairy Tale Friends Charm Pack by Moda.  This is forty different 5" squares of fabric from a whole line of fabric. It makes it so easy to whip up a gorgeous patchwork object.

And also a whole reel of Aurifil 50/2 thread colour may vary.


OR

A Finished Object - e.g. tote bag; zippered pouch; table runner etc.

I know that lots of you who read my blog haven't yet caught the sewing bug (or are just not that way inclined) and I don't want you guys to miss out.  You're important to me, and I am so glad/honoured/bewildered that you endure my sewing waffle.  So, if you win and don't sew, I am happy to make these raw materials into a fabulous finished object of your choosing.  Finished object will be completed by end of July 2012







TO ENTER: 


1.  You must be a Follower of this blog; AND


2.  Leave me a comment below.


3.  For an extra entry pop over to see my new Facebook page and spread the word about this giveaway, then leave a comment telling me you did here too.


Only two entries per person please.
Please make sure that I can get in touch with you to let you know if you win by either leaving your email address in your entry or being a Reply Blogger.


Giveaway open until midnight (GMT) on Saturday 26th May 2012.
The winner will be selected at random.


Liz
xxxx

P.S. I am linking this giveaway up to the fab giveaway day event over on Sew Mama Sew.  There are loads of other giveaways listed over there at the moment, so its well worth hopping over to enter them all.  Good Luck!
 

199 comments:

  1. ooooo....go Liz!! I am very new and still only practising really, but my friend has just put her trust in me and asked me to make matching bunting, tie backs and a cushion cover for her daughters room......im scared but excited too!!!

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  2. Yeah for taking a leap of faith - can`t wait to meet you. Great giveaway and thanks for the chnace to win!

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  3. I'm a follower. See you in London very soon.

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  4. I'm keeping up to date with you on FB as well Liz, you almost make me wish I could sew! LOL Joy x

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  5. You know I already follow :) See you in two weeks xx

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  6. New follower and enjoying reading your past posts! Rediscovering quilting after a 25 year hiatus and LOVING it!

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  7. I am already a follower and look forward to meeting you in June. Di x

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  8. Liz
    Your love for fabric and your creations inspired me to buy my first sewing machine LOL.
    THANK YOU
    X
    Susana (nilosu)

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  9. How thoughtful of you to offer materials OR a finished object, it hadn't occured to me that some followers might not sew! Thank you for the chance - I am already a follower. I'm not going to the retreat, I seem to be the only person in the whole world not going :(

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    1. awww we could've had a good chin wag :(

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  10. and I have liked you on Facebook! Have a great time at the retreat! :) x

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  11. Sooooooooo envious that you are going to the retreat! Have a FAB time, I can't wait to hear all about it! (That's the down side of living in Jersey and having a small baby - but maybe next year!) V. exciting about the giveaway, I LOVE those fabrics, and I am yet to try the much talked about Aurifil thread... I shall hop over to your facebook page right now!

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  12. Liz, I follow your blog since we kind of "teamed up" for London! Can't wait to meet you in person :o) And thanks for the giveaway. I never used Aurifil and would love to give it a try!

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  13. I'm following you since your coming on retreat :) not long now, can't wait to say hi in person :) I use Aurifil, one of my machines isn't keen on it, the other one loves it... weird eh

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  14. Great giveaway!! I am an rss follower and am so glad you are coming to the retreat :)

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  15. Have just 'liked' you over on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope we meet at retreat. amysalbums2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. Hope you enjoy the Retreat. Sounds a lot of fun. The Giveaway is super. I was lucky enough to win I would love the Charm pack and thread. I am a follower of your blog.
    Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

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  17. Looking forward to meeting you at the retreat :o)

    PS, it's against Facebook T&Cs to ask people to like your page, just thought I'd give you a heads up!

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  18. I've never tried aurifil - always last on the wagon! I follow and am looking forward to meeting you in person in London

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  19. oooh, and I just did the facebook thingy too

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  20. I hope to meet you in London, this is a lovely give away. I have just followed your blog, I look forward to reading it.

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  21. Great giveaway, I am a follower.
    Congratulations on buying your retreat ticket, I bet you will have an amazing time!! I'm not going so am very very jealous.

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  22. Hi Liz, I've been following you for a while. I wish I was going to the retreat but alas no child sitters and I'm moving so hey ho. If there's one next year I'll aim for that, give those Granny's plenty of advance warning hehe. Enjoy yourself :)

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  23. I have been following you since 'bumping' into you at siblings together and looking forward to bumping into you for real in 2 weeks!

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  24. Fab giveaway Liz! I've liked your FB too :) xxx

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  25. way to go! so glad you are joining us at the FQ retreat. It'll be great fun!

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  26. Ooh Ooh Ooh wonderful blog - I am going to spend quite a lot of time losing myself here! Off to check you out on facebook too so I don't miss a trick :)

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  27. What a fabulous give away!

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  28. Oh, and I've been accross to FB too :) I'm going to be sharing your FB on my home page too :)

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  29. I've been peeking at your blog for ages but following it now :-)

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  30. And have liked you on FB too :-)

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  31. I love your blog as you know! If I happened to win I might even choose for you to make something even though I sew. ;)

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  32. So kind and so clever!!!!
    Hoping to have tea with you at Sandown on the Sunday!!!

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  33. Saw your comments re the FQ Retreat, glad you took the plunge and bought a ticket. I'm following your blog and giving away on mine tomorrow...

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  34. Following you on facebook too.

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  35. Very jealous ;-)
    I'd love to go to the retreat but the dates just didn't work this year - hopefully they will run it again next year.
    I'm now a follower.

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  36. Hi Liz
    Congrats on joining the Fat Quarterly retreat I know you'll enjoy it. The fabrics you are giving away look sooo good, and if I won I would use them in a quilt to suit a Teenage Girl at the deaf/blind school I am currently making quilts for and the thread would be great for trying out some FMQ on said quilt, Aurolfil thread is soooo goooood!!. Love the blog keep up the good work.

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  37. I'm a follower - and want entered into this! :)

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  38. Great giveaway. I love Aurifil thread and those fabrics are yummy. Wish I was going on retreat. Elizabeth and I seem to be the only people in the whole world who are going.

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  39. I'm a new follower and following you on FB too.

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  40. Looks like a lovely charm pack for a bright and cheery summer project. Thx for the chance to win!

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  41. ooh ooh looks great, as i NEED it i think i ought to win it!!

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  42. HEE HEE, SORRY BEING A BIT THICK NOT REALLY SURE WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO, BUT THINK I SHOULD HAVE IT COS IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW, 22ND MAY.

    ANGELA

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win!


    www.katydidart.net

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  44. Awesome fabric! What a great give away, like to give that a change too! Thanks for organizing! Kind regards, Conny

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  45. I'm a new follower, I look forward to perusing your blog!

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  46. I am a new follower; that is the best part of Sew Mama Sew's giveaway days!

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  47. Hi Liz I haven't really followed you on line but feel I'm missing out so MUST try harder! I love all the beautiful things you create and wow haven't your creations just got better and better GOOD LUCK to you, you are a very natural seamstress!! Joxx

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  48. Great line from moda. Thanks!

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  49. I follow you and would love to win!

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  50. I am a new follower and I LOVE this fabric!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  51. I love to make table runners out of charm packs, and that line is great! Thanks for the Giveaway.

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  52. new FB fan as well- Desiree Glaze

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  53. Yay for getting ticket!! see you there :)

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  54. I am a follower and like you on facebook!

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  55. I love that fabric! So pretty!

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  56. Following, if I was still in the UK I would love to go to the Retreat, you are a lucky duck!

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  57. IHello from Minnesota! 'm a new follower. And I'm totally going to make your Union Jack block. I also have an affinity for Fairy Tale Friends (as it's in MY colors.) Coincidence?

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  58. I'm a new follower! I love that fabric!

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  59. Following your blog :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  60. Liked you on FB and shared about the giveaway :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  61. I'm also a new follower and think the fabric is cute. Thanks

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  62. Thanks ofr the giveaway. I am now a follower

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  63. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  64. i follow you. i would love to win the fabric

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  65. I follow you. I have also heard so much about aurifil but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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  66. I'm following you in GFC. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  67. I'm a follower - thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. I am a new follower. I've never seen Aurifil thread and would love to give it a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  69. Oooh a blogger i recognise!!! My life that makes me sound like a stalker, I'm not, really. Just another NMer. Actually this could be very embarrassing if you're not. Maybe I should just back slowly into a corner and hide!

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  70. I follow you on GFC now :) And I think that fabric looks really pretty!

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  71. I'm a new follower. I'd love to try some Aurifil.

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  72. what a generous giveaway! im a new follower :)

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  73. thanks for the great giveaway

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  74. HEllo :) Great giveaway. I am already a follower and enjoy reading your blog and seeing you on Flickr.

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  75. What a wonderful giveaway - I would love to win the Aurifil thread (I have never tried it either) and the charm pack! I am a new follower and I am glad that this giveaway led me to your blog!

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  76. blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  77. This fabric is really cute...it's been on my list. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  78. I'm a new follower and I love the fabric and the thread.

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  79. I'm a new follower and I think the fabric is to die for! <3

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  80. I'm a new follower - found your blog on the Small Blog Meet - fun! I look forward to seeing your Siblings Together quilt!

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  81. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  82. I'm new follower and I love the charm pack

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  83. I'm a new follower. What a great opportunity to attend Fat Quarterly Retreat - I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Hope you share your experiences on the blog. Thanks!

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  84. Follower here. Love the charm pack/Thread.

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  85. The charm pack is so pretty! Thank you!

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  86. Great giveaway! I'm a new follower and love the charm pack and thread!

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  87. I'm a follower and I love fairy tales.

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  88. I'm follower #100...yeah!!! I'd love the fabric and thread. I'm just beginning to quilt and I have no "stash" to speak of.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  89. I'm a new follower! I'd love the fabric and thread - great giveaway!
    Thanks!

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  90. Oooooh scrummy fabrics Liz! gimme gimme :-) (oh and then of course I'd have to learn to sew - doh!)

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  91. Lovely fabric & I'm a fan of Aurifil thread. Thanks for the fab giveaway (I'm a new follower).

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  92. what a lovely giveaway! I'd love some Aurifil, heard great things about it.

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  93. thanks follow gfc

    wcharp6739(At)att(dot)net

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  94. Have you saved in favs not a fb person tring to blog but im such a dinosaur Love the union jacks Making one myself using the recipe over at the moda bake shop

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  95. What a lovely giveaway! That fabric is so pretty.

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  96. I'm a new follower!! Great giveaway!

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  97. Nice giveaway, glad you are getting aurofil!

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  98. I'm a new follower, looking forward to reading your blog :)

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  99. New follower to your blog. Lovely giveaway.

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  100. Liked you on FB. thank you.

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  101. I'm a new follower. I'm enjoying finding so many new blogs through this giveaway!

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  102. Great giveaway--thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. New follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  104. Liked your FB page & shared your giveaway on my timeline

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  105. I love your fabric selection.

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  106. So, so fun! Love that charm pack!

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  107. following now!! LOVE the charm pack!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  108. Love the Charm Pack. Great giveaway! :)

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  109. Thanks for the giveaway! woudl love to win the thread and charm pack

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  110. I am a new follower. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  111. I'm a new follower- Kylie C. Thank you for a lovely giveaway- I love charm packs since I get to sample all the prints in a collection without filling all of my tiny apartment with fabric.

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  112. This fabric is just beautiful, great choice.

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  113. I;m a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. I'm a new follower - your blog looks great! And this giveaway is fab. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. New follower. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  116. i'm a new follower. I love your blog layout. (And dandilions are a favorite flower/weed of mine. LOL!)

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  117. and i really, really like that fabric :)

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  118. Im a follower! Thank you! mjalfano19@gmail.com

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  119. I'm a new follower. Looks like this would be great to win

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  120. Great blog! I'm a follower.

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  121. I now follow your blog. Thanks for the giveaway

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  122. I posted about your giveaway on FB

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  123. I've never tried that thread either! Here's hopin' with my fingers crossed. (I'm following as well.)

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  124. ahhh lovely fabrics! *new follower*
    andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  125. How exciting! I already follow your lovely blog, have found your FB page, and shared your comp on my Sew now FB page. Well done Liz. xxx

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  126. I've been seeing the thread everywhere too lately! Thanks for the chance to win! I am a follower!

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  127. lovely giveaway...i am a follower..xxx

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  128. Generous giveaway, I'm a new follower.

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  129. Thanks for the giveaway - love that fabric!

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  130. I'm a follower! I love moda!
    carrie dot hare@gmail.com

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  131. Great giveaway! Please count me in! I am a follower.

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  132. i'm following! great giveaway, loving that charm pack!

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  133. Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  134. Great giveaway! I think it is great that you are willing to make something for a winner who doesn't sew or quilt. I do, so would love to win this. Thank you.

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  135. I'm a follower. Love the charm pack.

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  136. I liked you on FB for a chance to win the charm pack.

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  137. Great prize. I hear great things about Aurifil. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  138. Thanks for chance to win. I'm a follower.

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  139. Aren't you sweet to be willing to make the winner something? You are so understanding of the non-sewists out there. I would enjoy the charm pack myself as I am hooked on them lately. They are just so handy and save me a ton of cutting. I'd much rather sit and sew than stand and cut. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. I just signed up as a follower, too. I'm looking forward to "meeting" you and seeing your new projects! Come and visit me anytime too. I love meeting new friends!

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  141. Great giveaway. Thanks so much. I'm addicted to Aurifil thread and just about out of the beige I've beeen piecing everything with.

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  142. Great giveaway - thank you for the chance to win.

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  143. I'm following and would love to win

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  144. I am a new follower , enjoy your retreat and you will love aurifil thread !Thanks for the chance to win.

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  145. Hi...I am a follower already and would love to win Aurifil thread. Only started using it a few months ago and really like it.

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  146. Nice of you to offer to make something, but I'd prefer to win the fabric and thread to go crazy with myself! I am following you on my google reader! Thanks for participating and have fun at the fat quarter retreat!

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  147. I'm a new follower! Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!
    jackieinmi67@gmail.com

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  148. Hey!! Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful fabric or an already made item, it was really nice of you to offer either choice! I am happily following you via GFC and look forward to getting to know you better.

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Hope you have a great day,
    Maureen

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  149. I went over to your FB page and "liked" as well as sending out a comment about your giveaway and blog! Thank you for the additional way to enter!

    My contact info is: scrapgirl1467 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Have a good day,
    Maureen

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  150. I've never tried this Aurifil thread everyone's so excited about... but would like to! Your Jubilee block is neat, too.

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  151. Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

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  152. i love that fabric! i've been wondering about aurifil thread for a while now...

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  153. I am a new follower. So great you are going to the retreat. I always enjoy that sort of thing.

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  154. I'm a follower! And would love to win the fabric & try some Aurifil for the first time! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  155. I liked your page on facebook & shared!
    Carla Geates

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  156. I'd love to win for my group, World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  157. I'm a new follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  158. What a lovely giveaway. I'm a new follower.

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  159. i would love that charm pack!

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  160. i'm a new follower.
    thanks for the chance to win!

    ambjer (at) gmail.com

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  161. Loving this moda line. Thank you!

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  162. New follower... Thanks for this giveaway! Mmob23@gmail.com

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  163. Sneaking in at the last minute for your giveaway! Thanks for hosting it! x

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