Monday, December 8, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!


This is my third time participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  I love Sew Mama Sew (I became a Sew Mama Sew Contributor this year) and I enjoy spending few many, many hours entering giveaways and finding new wonderful blogs each SMS Giveaway Day.   

So onto the giveaway....who wants some Cotton & Steel?  Up for grabs is a 9-piece fat quarter Berry Bundle of Cotton & Steel blenders.  

I am a fan of the Cotton & Steel fabrics, especially the blenders because they are so versatile and the rich colors and fun accents like metallic printing make them irresistible.  





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 and a quilter at night.  I have a wonderfully supportive husband who allowed me to turn the guest bedroom into my quilting room, a 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter.  I love designing quilt patterns and doing quilty math which allow me to combine my quilting skills with my engineering and technical writing backgrounds.  
In addition to my blog, you can find me hanging out on Instagram as MeadowMistDesigns.

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).

In 2014, I have had the privilege of contributing to several magazines, including Quilty, Make Modern, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, and Fat Quarterly.  I am currently hosting a Mystery Quilt-a-long I designed and have been busy adding new tutorials as well as working on some new quilt patterns.


2015 looks like it is going to be just as busy 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!! 

This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere in the world and is for one (1) Berry Bundle of Cotton & Steel which includes 9 fat quarters of the blenders collection This giveaway starts today (Monday December 8th) and will run until Friday December 12 at 8 p.m. EST. (To lower shipping costs, the fabric bundle might be disassembled.)

To enter:

1. Leave a comment, any comment. If you would like a topic, I would love to know what precut size you find to be the most challenging to figure out what to do with (charm pack, jelly roll, layer cake, fat 8ths, fat quarters, etc).

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).


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!
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! **




874 comments:

  1. I find that jelly rolls stump me so I just leave them in their cute roll on my shelf as decoration☺️

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  2. I love yardage most, and charm packs are the most challenging for me. thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Jelly Rolls are most difficult for me! Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  4. I follow you through Bloglovin!

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  6. Ack! I want these! I have a hard time using Mini Charm packs. They're cute and all...but really? Too small for my liking.

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  7. I agree with Stephanie, Mini Charm packs. . . too small and on the off chance that I need squares that small, I'm not likely to find the perfect match for my project :)

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  8. Great question. I think charm packs - there is just not quite enough fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. The mini-charms are my least favorite pre-cut - Thanks.

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  10. I'm a follower with Bloglovin' - thanks again.

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  11. The smaller the precut, the harder I find it, so Mini Charms are the most difficult,it feels like you can only do simple square patchwork with them without wasting too much. Next hardest are charm packs.

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  12. Right now, its jelly rolls. I'm tired of a lot of the patterns out there for them and find the 2.5" width challenging to do anything else with.

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  13. I have been challenged by fat eights - just too small for me I guess!

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I buy a lot of fat quarter bundles; but lately more yardage and half yard bundles.

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  15. Thanks for the chance. I follow via bloglovin.

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  16. Great bundle! I find it most challenging to work with the mini charms.

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  17. Really can't find much use for jelly rolls - aargh. Thanks

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  18. Just became a follower - by email

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  19. Love your blog and I seem to buy a few precuts but never have enough of them in the line to do anything with them. I should buy with a plan!

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  20. I am already a follower and love your blog and patterns!

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  21. I think Jelly Rolls are not my favorite. They should be, but I find they just sit and stare at me.

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  22. I'm never sure what to do with mini charm packs!

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  23. I love jelly rolls, but have a hard time using them.

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  24. I think fat eights are the hardest to design with.

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  25. luscious bundle! I have a hard time finding interesting patterns for jelly rolls but they're great for making binding!

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  26. I don't seem to use charm packs as much as I thought I would

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  27. Fat eights are the most awkward size for me to work with.

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  28. I use them all. no problem! thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  29. I can't see the point of mini charms and charm packs. I'm a F8 or FQ gal.

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  30. I find that fat eighths are a challenge to work with.

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  31. I think I have the most waste with Fat Eigths.. Favorite is layer cakes.. Easy to store!

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  32. Jelly rolls are the hardest for me to use.

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  33. I Love to craft with Ft Quarters. So versatile!!!

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  34. I think I struggle with layer cakes the most.

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  35. hexies are hard for me-I have a set of two now that I'm not sure what I should do with them

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  36. I buy few precuts because I prefer fat quarters or yardage. so I guess it's all of them. thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. I don't know that I have a hard time with any specific precut. Biggest issue is simply cutting into them ;). And I follow you via email! Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  38. Whoa - you have had a busy year - good luck on the coming year too!

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  39. I'm not much of a quilter, so I prefer fat quarters. Pretty bundle colors. I had some of the aqua bundle and used them in a quilt a couple of months ago.

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  40. Seguindo Email e Bloglovin.Obrigada!
    tiacrminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  41. Lovely, thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. Mini charmes,nunca sei onde usa-los.Obrigada!
    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  43. I guess I'm running out of charm pack ideas. I have kind of collected them through Missouri Star daily deals but now am thinking "now what?" Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  44. Great question! I think that jelly rolls or charms are the hardest, only because they are the smallest pieces to work with. Give me a good fat or even better, a half! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  45. I have trouble with layer cakes.

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  46. I love your patterns and your story. This is my first time stopping at your blog thanks to give away day. I love your style and I love cotton and steel. I think your quilts are awesome. I usually only buy fat quarters so my logic works out there. I would have a hard time coming up with an idea for a jelly roll besides a stripe quilt.

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  47. Charm packs, I think. The smaller cuts feel less versatile to me, so I get more stumped. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  48. Jelly rolls are my least favorite. Love fat quarters!

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  49. I've only had 1 layer cake, and I still don't know what to do with it.

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  50. I follow via Blog Lovin. Thanks again!

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  51. I love that color palette! Jelly rolls are the most difficult for me. Kateyates87 at gmail dot com

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  52. Thank you for the lovely giveaway! I never know what to do with Mini Charm packs...the pieces are so small!

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway. I find jelly rolls to be difficult. Camille@focus20.com

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  54. I follow on bloglovin kateyates87 at gmail dot com

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  55. I follow you through an email subscription. Thanks. Camille@focus20.com

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  56. I'm also now following you on Bloglovin'. Looking forward to reading future blogs! :)

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  57. I don't "get" charm packs or even mini charm packs - too small to get enough quilt for my liking.

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  58. Fat eighths leave me confused....I want to get the most out of them, but am never sure how. I currently have two bundles sitting on my shelf, waiting for the perfect design! Thanks for the giveaway! sweetfeetstitches at gmail

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  59. Charm packs are the most difficult for me to use. I pick them up but never have enough to actually make what I want to make. nkadenver at yahoo dot com

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  60. And I'm now following you on blog lovin'! One of the best parts of giveaway day is finding new fun blogs to follow!

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  61. You know, I've had charm packs and I never know what to do with them!

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  62. For some reason I find jelly rolls particularly challenging. So long, but so skinny...

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  63. And I follow you on bloglovin.

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  64. Jelly rolls are hard unless I already have a pattern ready and picked out for the fabric. Usually I prefer the bigger precuts so my options are wider.

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  65. jelly rolls-- I've never found a cute pattern for them. :(

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  66. Gorgeous, gorgeous fabric! Love those purples- they are so hard to find!

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  67. Charm packs are the most challenging, and of course yardage is the most versatile :)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Karyn
    Karynkit@yahoo.com

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  68. I think charm packs since they are so easy to buy LOL!

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  69. I love precuts but I rarely buy them! I have yet to be stumped but I do have trouble finding unique patterns for various precuts!

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  70. I am just enjoying seeing all the talented people . I am an older, but not old, person. The blogs, have opened my eyes to a whole new world. Thank you!!

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  71. I have a stack of unused charm packs!

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  72. I rarely buy charm squares because I just don't know what to do with them. Thanks for the chance at that beautiful fabric bundle!

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  73. Thank you so much! So far, I just used fat quarters.

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  74. Jelly rolls are not my favorite thing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  75. I like all the precuts. But generally buy half yard bundles or yard bundles so that I have enough and I have leftovers for other projects.

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  76. I have only ever used charms and FQ's, so not much experience with precuts. Sometimes I wish charms were bigger... Thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. I've never attempted to do any sewing with a layer cake, one day i may get the courage! thanks for a brilliant giveaway

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  78. I'm a new follower via feedly - thanks

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  79. I can never really decide what to do with jelly rolls apart from using the solids for sashing.

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  80. I love pre-cuts and there isn't one in particular that I find challenging but I find large prints challenging because I don't want to cut up the designs.

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  81. Fat eighths are a bit weird for me, not enough to do a lot with, but not in easier to fathom precut size like layer cakes or charm squares...

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  82. I am a new follower on Instagram and Bloglovin.

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  83. Jelly rolls are tough for me! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    lindseyweight@gmail.com

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  84. I've never found any precut difficult to use, they all have their uses in different types of projects. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  85. I think jelly rolls probably would be the most difficult.

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  86. I already follow your blog with Bloglovin.

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  87. Love those gold polka dots! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. I haven't worked much with precuts but I think jelly rolls would be my biggest challenge.

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  89. I started following you on Bloglovin. Looking forward to seeing what you post!

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  90. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    I find it tricky using fat eighths

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  91. I find charms difficult to utilize other than a reasonable way to preview fabric choices. I usually get the FQ bundle since I like to do scrappy stuff.

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  92. Im new to sewing and never tried a jelly roll but would love to.

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  93. My only challenge with precuts is finding the time to sew!

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  94. I follow you via bloglovin and hae been doing so for the past few months!

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  95. I just signed up to follow you on Bloglovin. Your blog looks very interesting - glad I discovered you via the SMS Giveaway!

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  96. I think fat eighths are tricky!

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  97. This bundle makes me drool!
    buffyh_6(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  98. I'm a blog follower too
    buffyh_6(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  99. For me, the trickiest by far is charm packs. Thanks for the chance!

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  100. Charm packs and mini charm packs. There is so little fabric there.

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  101. Jelly rolls are challenging for me!

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  102. Jelly rolls are definitely one that is hard to work with. I am not really into strip piecing so making it less strip-y.
    Thanks for the great giveaway these colors are great

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  103. Jelly rolls are the most diffycult to use.
    anudotsorvaliatgmaildotcom

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  104. I find fat quarters the hardest to use. They're to big to cut apart quickly and too small to do any medium sized projects.

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  105. Ooo what a lovely bundle! Beautiful colours. I love Cotton and Steel. Thank you for the chance to win!
    acrothers06 (at) googlemail (dot) com

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  106. I think Jelly rolls are the hardest, although I have seen some pretty cool things made from them!

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  107. I find jelly rolls the hardest to use!

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  108. Thanks for a chance to win! I follow on bloglovin. Fat quarters are difficult just b/c there's so many options. I spend most of my time staring at wondering what to do with it to get the most efficient cut.

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  109. I have trouble figuring out what to do with all of the precuts, lol!! I love them but am always afraid of using them on the "wrong" project so I hoard them instead (that makes a lot of sense, right ?!).

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  110. I love all pre-cuts. The ones that stick around the longest are fat quarter bundles. That's just a lot of fabric to use for me - especially since I love making art quilts that typically small.

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  111. Ohhh! I just love the richness of these fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  112. I've worked with them all. It really depends on what I'm making. Thanks.

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  113. I've never sewed with layer cakes or jelly rolls... so not sure which would stump me the most. But I can say my favorite to work with are fat quarters.

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  114. Thank you for your giveaway. These fabrics are so beautiful.

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  115. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I've never been inclined to buy a layer cake so I guess that's my answer.

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  116. I haven't used many precuts in general (have two great jelly rolls sitting on the shelf waiting for the day they'll be unwrapped!) but I do find fat quarters to be a good convenient size.

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  117. I find charm packs the least versatile of all - unless you want to make HSt's which I hate to trim.

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  118. I am a follower of yours via bloglovin - have tested a pattern for you as well - would be free to do that again after Feb 1st of next year

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  119. I'm new to sewing and charm packs scare the pants off of me. So cute, but so terrifying...

    Thanks for the giveaway - I love the collection!

    sunshine_in_wi at ymail dot com

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  120. I think I am most confunded by the squares - charms and layer cakes. Don't ask me why, because jelly rolls can be cut into 2.5" squares, but I think I just don't have a lot or many patterns that use them without having to cut them down first. I don't like patterns for charms that start off with "cut your charms to 4.5 inches square." Why am I using charm squares, then? Why not just cut from FQs? This could just be my quirk, though!

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  121. Following you through my Blogger dashboard!

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  122. What beautiful fabrics!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  123. Charm packs are the most challenging for me. I still like them a lot!

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  124. I find jelly rolls challenging to work with from a creative place (they're so oddly shaped) and even physically working with them (if you don't cut them up, they're long and weird to work with).

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  125. I am an email follower.

    Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

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  126. Thank you for the chance to win! I have no idea what to do with fat eighths other than to mix them with other fabrics for a completely scrappy look.

    Andrea (kmen3035 @ hotmail . com)

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  127. I think the Jelly rolls are the easiest to use - strip quilts, and keep out a few for binding.

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  128. I've never worked with jelly rolls. I just can't seem to figure out what to do with them! :)

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  129. I like all the precuts but I use jelly rolls the most.

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  130. FQs are my favorite.. jelly rolls? Gorgeous but I never know what to do with them since I don't make many quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  131. I love working with jelly rolls. They are so convenient and just the right size. I have seen Cotton and Steel fabric collection and I totally agree that this is a beautiful collection. I would be honored to win these fat quarters for myself. I would use these fat quarters and make a project from one of your tutorials. I enjoy your blog and always look forward to my visits there. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  132. oh man, fat 8ths. They always seem like a good idea but then I'm never sure what to do with them. Too narrow for most stuff!

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  133. As far as precuts go, I'd just love to see new and innovative ways of using them versus the same old same old. Then again, the same old same old is great for beginners!

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  134. I also follow you on bloglovin :)

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  135. Fat 8ths are the most challenging--too small for most things.

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  136. Wow, I need to get out more - I've never see the metallic cotton! I love those polka dot stripes!

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  137. I have some leftover pieces from jelly rolls that I need to get creative with.

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  138. I have added you to my facebook likes.

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  139. I don't really get jelly rolls :)
    (owl.laughing@gmail.com)

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  140. Greetings from northern MN.

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  141. Charm packs leave me puzzled, you'd think they would be the easiest! Just trying to figure out how to use them without just sewing squares together! sguday at shaw dot ca

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  142. I think fat 8th are most challenging.

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  143. I agree with everyone that has difficulty with fat 8ths. I just can't figure out what's right for that size! (stancey2005-AT-yahoo-DOT-com)

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  144. Happily following with bloglovin.

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  145. thank you for the giveaway- my favorite precut is a fat quarter because I can make so much out of one
    cjscraftcorner (at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. I've only worked with fat quarters & charm squares... and they are both easy to work with. :)

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  147. I now follow you via bloglovin. :)

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  148. This fabric is so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. Fat quarters are so tough- I don't want to cut them and can't ever decide what to do with them.
    pacountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  150. New follower via bloglovin
    pacountrycrafts at gmail dot com

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  151. I love charm squares, but find jelly rolls a bit intimidating!

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  152. I follow via bloglovin

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  153. Jelly rolls are the most difficult for me. I'm just never sure how to make them look like a pieced block and not a jelly roll strip! :)

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  154. I love precuts and I use most of them except for the hexagons. I really don't know what to do with them so I avoid them at all costs. tgreen AT asis DOT com

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  155. I follow you on facebook. tgreen AT asis DOT com

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  156. I follow via email. Thanks for the opportunity to win a great bundle!

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  157. I find charm squares very hard to use. I've had 2 sets sitting here since May and I still don't know what to do with them.

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  158. I've used just about everything, except a jelly roll. Just not how my brain works. Thanks!

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