Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!




Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

This is my second time participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  I love Sew Mama Sew (I recently became a Sew Mama Sew Contributor) and I enjoy spending a few (many, many) hours entering giveaways and finding new wonderful blogs each SMS Giveaway Day.   
A lovely women and fellow South Carolinian named Michelle who has an etsy shop called Vintage Modern Fabrics is helping to sponsor this giveaway.  




Up for grabs is a Tula Pink Fabric Bundle Blender Bundle which includes 

18 Fat Quarters from the Tula Pink Acacia, Salt Water, Birds and Bees collections 

shipped anywhere in the US.  That is four and a half yards of Tula Pink goodness!  (Just looking at the picture is making me drool, I am going to have to pick one up for myself).



For those who are new here, here is a little about myself (for those that are returning, thank you!).

My name is Cheryl and I am a chemical engineer/patent agent by day, a quilter at night, a mom to a 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter, and a wife. I love designing quilt patterns, writing quilt instructions, and doing quilty math combining my quilting skills with my engineering and technical writing backgrounds.

I sell my patterns and sewing accessories on etsy (as Meadow Mist Designs) and patterns on craftsy (craftsy also has a couple of free patterns).


Over the last few months I have had the privilege of becoming a Moda Bake Shop Chef, becoming a Sew Mama Sew Contributor, launching a few new patterns, and stretching myself as a quilter to learn new things.  It is going to be an exciting rest of 2014 so I hope that you will decide to join me in my quilty adventures.  Here are a few of my recent finishes...




Now on to enter the giveaway!! 

Once again, this giveaway is open to only the US and is for a Tula Pink Fabric Bundle Blender Bundle which includes 18 Fat Quarters from the Acacia, Salt Water, Birds and Bees collections.  This giveaway starts today (Monday May 12th) and will run until Friday May 16th at 8 p.m. EST. (The fabric will shipped directly to you from Vintage Modern Fabrics)

To enter:

1. Leave a comment, any comment. If you need a suggestion on what to write you can tell me whether you tend to make quilts from a purchased or free pattern or design your own.

2. My followers, old and new, get an additional entry. Please leave a second comment letting me know how you subscribe (I have buttons on the upper left side of the blog for following by e-mail, bloglovin, and feedly).


3.  Go favorite the sponsoring shop Vintage Modern Fabrics shop on etsy and leave a comment telling me you did so.

Note: If you are a no-reply blogger then please include your e-mail address. If I can not reach you, you can not win.

Thank you so much and I hope that you will decide to follow my blog and join me on my quilting, sewing, and pattern writing adventures!

Have a wonderful quilty week, Cheryl




PS - On normal posts, I try to respond to each and every comment and visit the blogs of those who comment, but on giveaway posts I unable to due to the high number of comments.

** Giveaway Now Closed - thanks for entering **



744 comments:

  1. I have done a little of each, purchased patterns and made my own. This is an awesome giveaway!

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  2. Just checked out the etsy shop.

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  3. It depends on if I feel like doing math or not....

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  4. My son, who will be a freshman in college this fall, aspires to be a chemical engineer so your blog really intrigued me when I read your profile! For quilts, I usually follow patterns but I've designed the last 3 quilts I've made and I enjoyed the process. It takes longer for me to figure everything out, but I've been pleased with the results!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  5. I follow your blog!
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  6. I tend to make my own designs for the same reasons as you a math and science background with hobbies in the arts :-). Thanks for the give away Cheryl :-)

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  7. I 'favorited' your Etsy shop. It will show up as being from StitchinGalTX as that is my Etsy shop.
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  8. I tend to design my own. My dad is an engineer and I think that love of math is sort of ingrained in me. That seems like part of the fun of quilting-doing the puzzle of designing the pattern!

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  9. Wow, great blog! Greetings from San Diego!

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  10. Favorited Vintage Modern. What a great shop! I'm always searching for good shops online :)

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  11. These fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks so much for a great giveaway.

    I almost always make things up as I go along.

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  12. Hi! So far I've only used patterns for my quilts. So many great ones out there!

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  13. I favorited Vintage Modern on etsy. Cool fabrics!

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  14. I love Tula Pink! I'm a lover of a good pattern.

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  15. I love that bundle. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Also, I just started following you on Feedly.

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  17. What gorgeous fabric. thanks for having the giveaway.
    frani(at)grammyshands(dot)us

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  18. I favorited your shop on Etsy (grammygeek)
    frani(at)grammyshands(dot)us

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  19. I tend to sew stuffed toys for charity more than quilts (still a beginner quilter) so that fabric would end up in dolls and other critters (mostly from purchased or free patterns)

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  20. I'm terrible at following patterns so I usually end up making up my own pattern. Sweet giveaway of fat quarters!

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  21. I follow you around on Bloglovin!

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win. I just finished my first quilting project: some placemats for my sister for Mother's Day :) bonandclyde AT hotmail DOT com.

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. I never make quilts. I'm not precise enough for such an undertaking. :)

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  25. I love this giveaway...thanks!

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  26. Okay, I thought I was going nuts, but you did do the half-squares triangle pillow featured on the SMS website with the Oakshott cotton, though NOT part of the tote challenge they were having. I saw it in your "recent finishes" and then tried to backtrack it. I'm also a scientist who loves to craft, but I feel like I am not so good at triangles, so I usually stick more with the prints on fabrics to add to the visual appeal. Regardless, I'm highly impressed with the variety of quilts you've made. And the range in colors, patterns, and styles.

    Also, I think that many beautiful fat eigths may be a bad thing in terms of my ability to do my current To-Sew list! Too many ides!

    Thanks for the amazing offer! elizabeth.waligora (at) gmail.com

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  27. I tend to look at a picture, and then create my own pattern. Though, if a free pattern is handy, I use that. I have also paid for patterns - I am all over the place! Email is saskpb@yahoo.com. This fabric makes me drool.......

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  28. I also added this shop as a favorite on Etsy saskpb@yahoo.com

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  29. I think buying a pattern is well worth the savings in time and headache! I'm not so good at making my own - too little patience, or time! I've also made quilts from free patterns. So much quilty talent out there!

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  30. I also have an Etsy shop - Mountain Quiltworks. I've hearted your shop and will be checking up on you in the future!

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  31. I'm a new follower on Bloglovin'. Nice to meet you!

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  32. OMG, TULA! Yum. I tend to do both. If the quilt is super complicated, and I really need one, I'll purchase the pattern. But I design a lot of my own too. :) Thanks!

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  33. I like trying out my own patterns most of the time, but follow ones I find online if I really like them or think they are especially awesome looking. :)
    craftinomicon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I tend to look at things on the Internet and just wing it. Sometimes they work out and sometimes they don't!

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  35. Wonderful giveaway, thank you! Love your style!

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  36. liked you on FB! Can't wait to see more from you.

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  37. In the past I exclusively used patterns or images I saw online and followed them faithfully. I am now branching out to trying to create my own designs and having a lot of fun doing so!

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  38. also favorited vintage modern on etsy. I feel that may be a costly choice......

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  39. oh, these are so pretty! I'm 50-50 on patterns -- sometimes I use them, sometimes I like to do it myself.

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  40. I've only made a couple of quilts, but designed them myself.

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  41. I like to design my own, but they are definitely inspired by things I see on blogs!

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  42. I really like your 2013 Kona Colors mini quilt. I've used some free patterns online and drawn some up for myself, but I haven't purchased any quilt patterns yet.

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  43. I usually make quilts using free patterns online! It's amazing how many beautiful free patterns there are!

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  44. I like to design my own but if I see a design I like, I pick up the pattern.

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  45. I follow on Bloglovin.Thanks for the chance at that beautiful fabric.

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  46. I enjoy designing my own patterns--though once I make them, I rarely remember the measurements/amounts of fabrics so I don't share the patterns!

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  47. I usually make quilts following some sort of pattern (usually from
    Moda bake shop or similar) - although I just designed my first quilt for my brother and had so much fun doing it, I may be doing it more often!

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  48. I'm a new follower on blog lovin!

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  49. I totally fave'd you on etsy. 😋

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  50. Wow, what a yummy photo of your fabric giveaway! Right now, I'm working on a wall hanging with fabric I ice cube dyed last summer.

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  51. I do a little of both. I purchased an encyclopedia of quilt blocks and love to go through the designs in there. Most patterns can be easily figured out. However, I also will buy specific patterns if they look completely new and unique since I want to give credit to the author (or it is applique).

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  52. A little of both. If I see a block I like, I'll use that as a pattern and them kinda build around it doing my own thing. Thank you for the wonderful give-away chance!

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  53. Yes, I do follow. Again, thank you for participating in this fun give away time.

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  54. I prefer to make quilt from my own ideas/patterns, which are often inspired by someone else's quilt or pictures. I love that with quilting everything old can become new again.

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  55. I follow you with bloglovin.

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  56. I usually follow patterns - I get a lot of ideas and inspirations from the blogs I follow (too many) and have a stockpile of patterns and ideas stored on my computer - don't think I will get to them all but I will sure try

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  57. I do love to work with patterns I've purchased, either individual or out of a book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Those a lovely fabrics! I generally follow patterns, although I reserve the right to change them based on what I happen to have in my stash!

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  59. i design most of the quilts i make, usually for the person they are going to.

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  60. I love to follow a pattern but every now and then I just do my own thing. Working on a pattern for sale in my etsy shop soon. Best of luck and thanks for sharing!

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  61. ohhh my those fabrics are wonderful. I tend to use both patterns I've bought and free patterns. I've "designed" a couple of quilts, but they were very simple ones that weren't really complex.

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  62. Usually use a quilt pattern when making a quilt but don't rule out changing things up a bit sometimes.

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  63. Follow Vintage Modern Fabrics on Etsy now.

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  64. Wow I love Vintage Modern's shop and I have marked it as a favorite because I want to go back and order a couple of things

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  65. I use my own patterns, freebies and purchased patterns---it has to be intriguing for me to want to purchase it though, as I have so many patterns in my stash already!

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  66. I follow with bloglovin.....thanks for a great giveaway!

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  67. thanks so much for the great giveaway!! fantastic fabrics! I am still a newbie so unless it's a very basic block (hst, nine-patch, etc), i use a pattern.

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  68. i favorited your etsy shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewyStuffByPaula)

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  69. My daughter wants to make a quilt and I promised that I would work with her on a quilt. If I won, this would be used for our quilt.

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  70. I follow you by email as babyblue@windstream.net and on bloglovin at http://bloglovin.com/cherylrahkonen.

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  71. I visited the Vintage Modern fabric shop on etsy and favorited the shop. I love the Mini Disco Quilt Pattern.

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  72. Ooh gorgeous fabrics! Most quilts I've made have been from what I've had on hand so my version of a quilt I've seen or a technique I want to try. If I'm making something really nice for someone I have followed a pattern from some quilting books.

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  73. I also follow you on bloglovin. I think I found you through the last giveaway extravaganza. I'm not a huge quilter but your designs really stuck out to me.

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  74. What a beautiful and colorful stack of fabric you're offering! Not sure yet which quilt I would make with them. (I have so many on my "want to do" list!)

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  75. I have been a quilter for 30+ years and find that I am really enjoying the new, modern quilters and their designs. You have breathed new life into quilting! Don't get me wrong, I still love the traditional and hand applique in particular, but love the new fabrics! These Tula Pink fabrics are absolutely yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. Love Tula Pink! Thanks for the chance.
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  77. I love that you're an engineer by day and quilter by night. I love the math part of sewing, too. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway.

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  78. I "favorited" Vintage Modern Fabrics on Etsy. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  79. I love your patterns! Glad to have visited your blog.

    I usually make my own patterns. I sketch an idea, figure out measurements, play with colors and fabrics, and go from there! It's such a fun part of the process. :)

    Thank you very much for the chance.

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  80. I tend to use a lot of free tutorials and patterns from books I've purchased.

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  81. I favorited Vintage Modern, and I'm so glad I did. I now want everything in the shop!

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  82. I tend to use old traditional patterns or no pattern at all, but if I do use a pattern it is usually a free one! Great giveaway, thanks for a chance to win!

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  83. I love the colors in the pack.

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  84. Gorgeous fabrics - thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. What pretty fabrics! I like making quilts from traditional patterns in more modern, happy fabrics. Thanks, and have a great day!

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  86. Love tula pink fabrics. I used both purchased patterns and my own creations.

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  87. These fabrics look beautiful! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  88. I made vintage modern fabric shop a favorite on etsy

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  89. I've made one quilt and I kind of made it up as I went along. It was for my son's 3rd birthday and it turned out well. It was just squares. Now my other 2 kids want one too. So I just started cutting fabric for my daughter's one. I read about disappearing 9 patches online, so I will try that. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  90. I make a lot of sample quilts for my LQS. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  91. Oh...I love Tula Pink. Pick me!

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  92. OMG those are so beautiful! Love the bright colors! I tend to get the fabric picked out and just feel it out. But I test a lot of patterns also. I can't say I have acutally purchased any unless it was for a household item or something. I do however do a lot of quilt alongs and tutorials so I guess I am just a cheapo lol!

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  93. Vintage Modern Fabrics on Etsy is now a fav of mine!

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  94. Very nice shop I see they have the dream vintage line! One of my favs may have to make a purchase!

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  95. Hi. Thanks for a chance to win. I typically follow other peoples patterns as I am still new to quilting.

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  96. I visited your shop. Impressive selection of patterns, gadgets and fabric. Thanks again for the chance to win..

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  97. Thank you for the giveaway! I like to start with a pattern and then tweak it.

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  98. I buy a lot of patterns but tend to actually make mostly items from tutorials from blog sites.

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  99. i'm a new follower on bloglovin

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  100. added you as a favorite on etsy.

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  101. I usually make my own quilt patterns. Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  102. i like starting with a pattern and then changing it up to make it my own

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  103. What a fabulous collection of fabric, thank you for the opportunity to add it to my small stash, I could certainly use some Tula Pink in my room!
    ~Brandy

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  104. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for participating. For quilt, I see things I like then modify them a bit.

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  105. I also favorited the etsy shop!

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  106. I tend to combine ideas from free patterns with making my own - I love sitting down with graph paper and colored pencils and plotting stuff out. :)

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  107. I tend to make quilts from free patterns or tutorials. I tend to be more crafty than creative, so I don't generally try to design things myself. I even have my oldest daughter help me pick fabrics because I am unsure of myself in that regard.

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  108. I actually do all three…just depends on who I'm making the quilt for. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  110. I started with a few quilt kits, but now I am excited to try some patterns and choose fabric combinations myself!

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  111. I've followed you on Instagram and Pinterest, and favourited your Etsy shop x

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  112. I do all three, just depends on what I see and like, or want to accomplish! thanks for the chance to win this beautiful fabric.

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  113. I usually quilt via quilt alongs. Bite sized pieces at a time, and I still get a great quilt in a timely manner. And I don't have to think about anything! It's great!

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  114. Oh, that shop is lovely. Some great Eye Candy going on. I want to touch it all.

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  115. If I see a quilt that I really like, I will look at it closely and try to recreate the pattern at home without buying it. I do have a few quilt patterns but haven't ever made one.

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  116. Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  117. I follow via Bloglovin!

    sew4given AT aol DOT com

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  118. Drool is right! Those are gorgeous. I tend to make quilts from patterns in books.

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  119. I follow you through bloglovin.

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  120. I make quilts from purchased patterns, free patterns and patterns I design on my own. Whatever makes me happy at the time.

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  121. I definitely do a mix. If I use a pattern, I often change it in some small way to suit me - either take the borders off or put a border on (less piecing!), make it bigger or smaller, etc. But I definitely like patterns because I hate math. So, when I have to do math, everything takes much, much longer :) Great giveaway - thanks so much for the chance!

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  122. I usually use patterns from internet blogs as well as purchased patterns.

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  123. I completely rely on patterns....And there are so many good ones still to make. Spetzie at att dot net

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  124. I follow you on IG. Spetzie at att dot net

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  125. Cute etsy shop....love the vintage dremin line! Spetzie at att dot net

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  126. I love to design my own quilts - but get inspiration from Bloggers like you.

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  127. I see that you carry Dreamin Vintage on your Etsy site. I'll be back.

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  128. What a super bundle! I've used a few patterns, but mostly I'm an improv quilter because I love the quilty math too.

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  129. I have done both purchased patterns and made up my own, mine are simple ones ;)

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  130. I favorited Vintage Modern on Etsy.

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  131. I love your "On a Jelly Roll" pattern. I may have to snag that for myself !

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  132. Love Tula Pink - I usually make a pattern but will find inspiration from patterns I have purchased and added my own ideas to!

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  133. Gorgeous bundle, my fellow engineer (I studied Biomedical engineering)! I tend to make purchased patterns (or free patterns from the internet).

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  134. I checked out VintageModernFabrics! They have some amazing bundles!

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  135. I like to design my own, but I also like to use patterns that others have designed.

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  136. Beautiful fabric. It would make a beautiful quilted throw. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  137. beautiful fabrics. i really need long curtains !

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  138. I visited your etsy shop and you have lots of fabs that can be preordered.

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  139. I have bought and found free patterns I like. I love vintage reproductions so I can usually find a lot for free on line.

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  140. What a great giveaway! Hope I'm LUCKY:)

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  141. Oh boy those are drool worthy for sure!!! I tend to use all different patterns, purchased, free, my own doesn't matter!

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  142. I like to design my own but sometimes I just want to use a pattern so I do t have to think about measurements and layouts.

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  143. I already follow on bloglovin

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  144. I have been enjoying finding patterns on Pinterest to try.

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  145. Love the esty cathedral pin cushions have one that i made on my sewing table

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  146. As for the fabric I might just have to hug it and squeeze it for a bit.... lol love Tula

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  147. I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  148. I like starting with an existing pattern or idea and tweaking it until I get what I want. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  149. I just started quilting and have been trying to teach myself things from youtube and forums. I try and get inspiration from good and pinterest and see what I can come up with

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  150. gorgeous fabrics! I don't use patterns...just make it up as I go! :-) Thanks!

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  151. I use both free and purchased patterns to make quilts

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  152. I follow your blog via Bloglovin

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  153. I checked out Vintage Modern Fabrics...great shop!

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  154. more often than not, i make up my own patterns. i like the math aspect!
    bree.mcelroy@ me.com

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  155. Love these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  156. I am now following you on Bloglovin!

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  157. I make quilts from a variety of pattern sources, but I would have to say mostly from purchased patterns or ones in my head - the freebies languish in Pinterestland as pretty pictures.

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  158. I make quilts from freebies, purchased patterns and ones in my head.

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  159. Lovely fabric, I could just eat it with a spoon!!!!

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  160. Wonderful fabric choices on Etsy site!

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  161. I don't make quilts but I do make clothing!

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  162. So funny to come across your blog via Sew Mama Sew ... I have fabrics on my sewing table right now that will someday (soon, I hope!) become your Candy Circle quilt.

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  163. Just signed up to follow you via email ...

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