Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - December 9th, 2015

Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!


This is my fifth time participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  I love Sew Mama Sew (I just curated the Handmade Holidays list of Gifts for Cooks) and I enjoy spending few many, many hours entering giveaways and finding new wonderful blogs each SMS Giveaway Day.   

So who would like some delicious Kona solids?  Up for grabs is a 12-Piece Blueberry Thicket Fat Quarter Bundle of Kona cotton solids by Robert Kaufman.  I am such a fan of Kona cottons, they have such a great feel and so many colors.




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, an 8 year old son and 5 year old daughter.  I love designing quilt patterns and doing quilty math which allows me to combine my quilting skills with my engineering and technical writing backgrounds.  


I would love to tell you about three fun things going on or starting soon on my blog:

1.  The Midnight Mystery Quilt:  This is a lap sized mystery quilt-a-long which started in June and will continue until March 2016.  All of the months' instructions, as well as details about the popular Facebook group can be found in the Mystery Quilt tab above.  The instructions will never be removed so you can start the quilt whenever you would like!



2.  The Best of 2015 Linky Party:  My first linky party!  Simply write a blog post with your favorite 5 posts from 2015, link up, and check out everyone else's bests.  The party will start the day after Christmas (Sat. Dec 26th) and continue through Saturday, Jan 2nd.  You can find more information about the link party here.




3.  Pattern Writing Blog Series: Starting in mid-January I will be presenting a blog series on how to write quilt patterns, teaching how to take a quilt design from a sketch book to a fully developed quilt pattern.  To make the series less abstract and more practical, I will be demonstrating each step and concept using an actual quilt pattern example.  A wonderful group of pattern designers will be joining me for round table discussions through the series. You can find out more information at the Pattern Writing Series tab above.

I hope that you will be able to take some time to look through any of the blog happens described above, my recent finishes, and my newly updated tutorials page.


Now on to enter the giveaway!! 

This giveaway is open to everyone, everywhere in the world and is for one (1) Blueberry Thicket Fat Quarter Bundle which includes 12 fat quarters of Kona cotton solids. 


This giveaway starts today (Wednesday Dec 9th) and will run until Sunday Dec 12th at 8 p.m. EST.  (To lower shipping costs, the fabric bundle might be disassembled for shipment.)

To enter:
1. Leave a comment, any comment. 
If you would like a topic, I would love to know what your favorite precut size is (charm packs, jelly rolls, fat quarter bundles, etc.)


2. My followers, old and new, get an additional entry. Please leave a second comment letting me know how you subscribe.  
(Here are some links for different following options: BloglovinEmailInstagram )

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, thank you for everyone for entering! **



710 comments:

  1. Fat quarters are so versatile. I collect them.

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  2. I tend to buy fabric by the half metre but also love charm packs, problem is they just live in a drawer!

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  3. I am a follower through bloglovin

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  4. Hi Cheryl and thank you for a fantastic give away! I like fat quarters and blue is my for ever favourite colour! I love your blog and looking for your new great projects! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I follow with bloglovin.
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I like fat quarters because you are able to do so much with them. The smaller cuts feel a little restrictive. The blues, above, look so lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I follow you on my Blogger reading list.

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  8. Thank you for a lovely giveaway! I love to use fat quarters!

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  9. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  10. Hi I follow with Bloglovin.
    staceysrus at hotmail dot com

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  11. Great colours and I love fabric whatever the size!
    staceysrus at hotmail dot com

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  12. Hi Cheryl!! I love fat quarters.

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  13. FQs are my favorite precut - they're just so versatile. Loving those blue Konas!

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  14. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for all you do on your blog.

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  15. Oh such a wonderful bundle! I have to say the FQ's are my favourite precut, so much can be done with them! Thanks a lot for the chance to win! =)

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  16. I'm a new follower on my blogger reading thing, you have such a lovely blog! =)

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  17. My favorite precut is the layer cake. A nice compromise between what I'd buy if funds and space were unlimited (fat quarters} and what I have space for-- charm packs

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  18. My favorite precut is the fat quarter, though I have a ton of charm square packs still waiting to be used. Thanks.

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  19. I'm a follower via Bloglovin'. Thanks again.

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  20. I prefer fat quarters because I'm a prewasher! Love the blues!

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  21. I follow via email, Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  22. I'm a new quilter (yay!). I love fat quarters... so many possibilities!

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  23. I follow your blog on bloglovin.

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  24. I love FQ bundles. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

    Sandy N
    explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I follow on bloglovin.

    Sandy N
    explabgirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Such a pretty range of blues. I love fat quarters!

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  27. What a beautiful selection of blue fabrics! Just perfect for this blue loving quilter. Fat quarters are my favorite precut!

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  28. I'm a big sucker for fq's. Those blues are lovely.

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  29. Such lovely colors thanks for a chance to win. I'm looking forward to the best of 2015 series!

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  30. The blues are amazing, i'm just redecorating my living room and painting it dark blue, I could make some beautiful co-ordinating cushion covers to complement the room.

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  31. Following on Instagram @Sewnbyrose

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  32. I tend to buy charm packs. I am getting a large stash and need to find something to make!!

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  33. what a beautiful bundle, my favourite colour! FQ bundles are the best precuts, they're so versatile, but they also cost the earth over here!

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  34. I love fat quarters. They can be used for almost anything.

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  35. I collect mainly fat quarters.

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  36. I love fat quarter bundles! Happy Holidays.

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  37. I follow on Bloglovin. BTW I am very excited to read the pattern writing series since I am just beginning my journey down that road!

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  38. I like fat quarters & love blue.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  39. Good Morning Cheryl! I love your blog and have added it to my bloglovin email list. I love the mystery quilts you have made. Thanks for the fun! FQ's are a fun way of adding color to any quilt. Could your make a mystery quilt with FQ's?
    I am sew excited about the upcoming Pattern Writing Blog.
    Following along......

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  40. I follow by email, Pinterest & Facebook.
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  41. Solid fat quarters are so useful, especially in the range of colors like this bundle!

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  42. Hi Cheryl, I'm doing the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day today for the first time. I'll be linking up with you later in the month for the Best Of linky.

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  43. I follow you on Instagram. I'm @mlsewingblog

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  44. I pretty much go with FQ's whenever I can ...even on bigger quilts because it makes me creatively use that fabric.

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  45. I now follow by email and bloglovin

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  46. I am most definitely a FQB girl heheh.

    I'm really looking forward to your pattern writing series. I have two quilt patterns I have been wanting to write for some time now and have been putting it off...this might give me the confidence!

    Also making note of your linky party, that sounds like fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sewathomemummy@gmail.com

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  47. I follow on Bloglovin (sewathomemummy.com) and IG (@sewathomemummy)

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  48. I follow on Bloglovin (sewathomemummy.com) and IG (@sewathomemummy)

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  49. I'm a big fan of Kona Cotton, fingers crossed. XXX

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  50. Blue and Kona, what a celestial combination! They are my favorite solids, and I love what you do with them.

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  51. And I follow you on Bloglovin. I love your quilts, ideas, and sharing. After looking at the posts for your previous year's mystery, I decided to take the plunge on the current one. It's awesome! Can't wait for the finish!

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  52. I love fat quarters for quilts, and of course yardage for dresses for my grandbabies.
    Lovely bundle! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. I like fat quarters best, but akso enjoy the other precuts.

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  54. I follow your blog on bloglovin

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  55. I really don't have a preference. It all depends on how I think I might use the fabric. I follow you on Blogin.

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  56. My favorite cut of fabric are fat quarters which I collect, thanks for the chance to win this lovely bundle!

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  57. I love precuts...but I especially love FQ bundles....and blue is my favorite all time color. (but seriously, I love all colors!)

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  58. Oh wow! I love Kona! Fat quarters are my favorite precuts!!

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  59. I think that fat quarters are my favorite cut. You can get a tremendous variety in your stash without spending as much as you would for yardage.

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  60. I like any and all precuts. Bloglovin is how I follow you.

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  61. I follow you on Bloglovin as well as IG.

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  62. I just started following you because of the pattern making class. I am a reluctant designer.... I make quilt and people asked me for patterns so I made them but without really knowing if I am doing it right and looking at free pattern. You are exactly what I needed. So thank you

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  63. Love fat quarters and these blues are beautiful! Thank you Cheryl!

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  64. Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I like both fat quarters as well as fat eights.

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  65. I follow you via email. Thanks again!

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  66. I love to use fat quarters.Have a fun week!

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  67. I do follow your blog by email.Merry Christmas!

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  68. A beautiful bundle! If I buy precuts, it's either FQs or jelly rolls. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas!

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  69. I like charm packs because you can get an entire line for very little money, but since I think with fabric more is better, I'd go with the fat quarter packs!

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  70. I don't buy many pre-cuts, I prefer yardage. But that's probably why I have so many scraps...
    Erikam at alum dot wpi . edu

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  71. Following on Feedly
    Erikam at alum dot wpi . edu

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  72. I lean toward larger cuts like fat quarters or half yards for bundles.

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  73. I try not to buy fabrics unless I have a specific purpose for them, so I mostly shy away from pre-cuts.

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  74. I follow you via Bloglovin, Facebook, and Instagram.

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  75. Love me a fat quarter and solids are my favorite! Thanks for the cance.

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  76. I follow on Bloglovin, Facebook and Instagram

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  77. I love fat quarters, but I have to admit, I am a charm pack hoarder :) I just love those little 5" squares.

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  78. Fat quaters are my favorite! And thank you for the chance to win.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  79. I love Kona fabrics! And, I am a follower through email.

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  80. I follow via email.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  81. I follow on Bloglovin
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  82. My favorite precut is fat quarters, and I love the ones you are offering, blue is my color!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  83. I'm liking fat eighths at the mo. Thanks

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  84. It's so hard to choose I love them all but I do have a fetish for layer cakes

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  85. What gorgeous, gorgeous blues! I used to favor charm packs...and still like them....but I've started buying layer cakes...it's like getting 4 charm packs at once if I want to cut them into quarters...or use them as the 10inch squares. They are just so versatile.

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    1. I follow you via email....and love the blogposts. I've especially enjoyed the Midnight Mystery---it's been my favorite project in 2015 and I can hardly wait to see what you might have in store for us in 2016. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  86. I love fat quarters, mostly because I hate dealing with pinked edges (can't line those suckers up).

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  87. I follow you on Instagram and by email. I'm also a Midnight Mystery participant (got to get to the December step.)

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  88. Fat quarters are my favorite precut due to the versatility they provide, and this bundle is beautiful. I am trying to build up my collection of blue fabrics right now so this would be perfect!

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  89. I follow you with Bloglovin and Instagram

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  90. I follow you on blog lovein and got you on facebook.....tytytytty ..........happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  91. I love charm packs but fat quarters are really turning me to them lol.....ps....There all fun to work with in my book......happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  92. Thank you! I like all the basic pre-cuts for different reasons. Haven't used any of the more exotic ones yet. Love your linky party and pattern design ideas!

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  93. What a great giveaway!! I love working with fat quarters the best.

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  94. I tend to buy fat quarters most often, followed by layer cakes. I like keeping my cutting options open. Thanks for the chance at some beautiful blue fabric.

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  95. I've become fond of jolly bars. Most often, I use them as is, but they're easy to chop into charms or mini charms. I love that!

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  96. Fat quarters and charm packs are my favorites to collect and utilize. I do like to display jelly rolls I have, they always look pretty.

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  97. I follow you on blogger. Thanks for organising the giveaway.

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  98. I like half yard bundles as they give you enough fabric for a proper bed sized quilt AND I like fat quarters for stash building

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  99. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love jelly rolls, personally, and find that I gravitate towards using them all the time.

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  100. I am also a new follower via rss feed using feedly.

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  101. I find fat quarters the easiest to work with... anything smaller is not very practical for me.

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  102. Love the layer cakes and fat 8 bundles. Thanks

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  103. I like jelly rolls because there's a little wiggle room in case there's a mistake cutting. I also really like Kona cotton because of its softness.

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  104. Layer cakes are my favorite precut! So much versatility.

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  105. I just like fabric! no matter what form!!! The giveaway bundle is BEAUTIFUL.

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  106. I follow on bloglovin, and email.

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  107. I love charm packs but this bundle!!!! I can never have enough blues.

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  108. I follow on Instagram (Littlehousenthedairy)

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  109. I'm a fat quarter girl. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  110. I love Kona, and these blues are fantastic!

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  111. I am Following you on email, FB, and IG

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  112. My favorite pre-cuts are fat quarters--anything smaller isn't enough--lol!

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  113. My favourite size for a pack is fat quarters. I am (not yet) into quilting so the bigger the size of the fabric, the better I can use it to make lovely garments for my little girl :)

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  114. Love it!My fav colors and fav tipe,fq.Amazing giveaway!

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  115. Wow! Those blues are yummy! Gosh, I collect alittle of everything but I have the most of fat quarters and charm packs.

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Layer cakes are my precut of choice, not that I don't spread the love with jelly rolls and charm packs. I also have an estimated four to five hundred FQs. I' just sayin'. I have a thing for fabric!

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  117. Gorgeous fabrics!
    I'm a follower via BlogLovin.

    Thanks for a chance to win!
    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. I love FQs bundles as all the fabrics coordinate perfectly!! I love these blues and it just happens to be my favourite colour too!! Crossing my fingers!

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  119. I love charm packs because they are affordable! Thank you so much for this incredible giveaway! My favorite color is blue!

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  120. I love all of them, but I like a jelly roll most because I love to strip piece!

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  121. I follow you via IG and Bloglovin!!

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  122. If I could afford them, I'd say FQ bundles like this gorgeous one are my favorite precuts. However, fat 1/8s or 1/16 are a better alternative, along with layer cakes. Layer cakes are big enough to be useful and to give you a good sense of the fabrics, but still affordable. I usually end up buying yardage on sale to finish out things.

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  123. I follow you my favorite way -- by e-mail. I can't always keep up with the blog reading, but e-mails get read sooner or later.

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  124. Jelly rolls are so cute but I find layer cakes more versatile.

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  125. So in love with this awesome Blueberry Thicket Fat Quarter bundle. These are my colors and what a generous giveaway this is. Thank you for being a part of Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving all of us the chance to win. Gotta love fabric bundles - Gotta love Robert Kaughman even more. Happy Holidays to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  126. I am a loyal follower. Love all that you do for us. Enjoy your mysteries and quilting patterns. You go, girl!

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  127. my fave precut is fqs and my fave color is blue, must be just for me. thanks for the chance to win.

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  128. I like charm packs.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  129. I follow you on bloglovin'.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  130. FQs are really fun to have on hand, but I can never resist buying the mini charms!

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  131. If money is an issue then charm packs, but I wish I could buy FQs all of the time

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  132. New follower on IG @acrafty_maker I look forward to your quilt designing series.

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  133. Oh it would definitely be fat quarters. Such a great size. Normally enough to do what I bought it for and a bit extra with scraps. Thanks!

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  134. I follow just about everywhere but I think I most often check in using bloglovin

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  135. I love charm packs because I get to have all the prints of the fabric line at such a low cost.

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  136. I don't work with precuts much - I like to buy 1/2 yards and this usually works for most of my projects - I will buy 5 yards when I can get it on sale and it would work for good backs

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  137. I am a faithful follower of yours via bloglovin and am currently making two of your mystry quilts - who knew that big block wolud be cut up?????

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  138. I love Jelly Rolls. They are so versatile! My email is lehendrickson(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  139. Favorite pre cut are layer cakes-very versatile!

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  140. Ooooh....look at those pretty Kona colours. I'm partial to jelly rolls.

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  142. I am so excited for your upcoming pattern writing series!

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  143. I follow via Feedly and IG :-)

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  144. For my favorite pre-cut, it is a toss up between the jellyroll and the charm pack. It is so easy to do HST patterns with the charms, but it is SO convenient to use the jelly rolls and not have to cut all those strips!

    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  145. I now follow you via email.

    Sorry about the deleted post, I forgot to leave you my e-mail.
    linda_collum@hotmail.com

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  146. I surely do use fat quarters, but prefer 1/2 yard bundles ... when I can afford them!

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  147. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Cheryl! FAt quarters are the pre cut I use most, actually, they're the only pre cuts I've used! I've seen some really cool things done with jelly rolls that I'd like to try one day.

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  148. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG.

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  149. The bigger the better!! Although it is nice to buy a smaller cut to use for a specific project.

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  150. Hi Cheryl,

    My favorite fabric precut is a fat quarter!

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  151. Great idea for a Best of 2015 Linky party! I'll have to do some digging on my own blog to see what I can find. ;)
    Fat quarter bundles are definitely the most versatile, which I love. But for some reason it's charm packs that I seem to stock up on...

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  152. The precuts I like depend on the "season" of quilting I am in and the projects I want to do
    nl@ridder.ca

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  153. I follow you on Bloglovin'
    nl@ridder.ca

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  154. Me! I want delicious Kona solids!! Me!!
    rtgandy at gmail

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  155. I follow on bloglovin
    rtgandy at gmail

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  156. Thank you for the chance to win a great prize. I like fat quarters and half meter pre-cuts of fabric. I don't like anything smaller than a fat quarter.

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  157. I like charm packs. All my scraps I trim down to 4 or 5 inch squares (basically charms) and use them to make leaders and enders scrap quilts. Love it!

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