Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day 2016!

Welcome to the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!


So who would like to win not one but two shot-cotton rainbow jelly rolls?  The jelly rolls are by Rowan with one being rainbow of lighter colors and one being a rainbow of darker colors.

This is my fifth time participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day.  I love Sew Mama Sew  and I enjoy spending few many, many hours entering giveaways and finding new wonderful blogs each SMS Giveaway Day. 

  

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 9 year old son and 6 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.



Three fun events on my blog in 2016:


The Meadow Mystery Quilt, my third and most recent mystery quilt-along which started in July and will wrap up in April. Instructions are posted monthly so there is plenty of time to join in and catch up!

In the beginning of 2016, I presented a blog series called the Pattern Writing Blog Series. The 16-part series taught how to take a quilt design from a sketch book to a fully developed quilt pattern, demonstrating each step and concept using an actual quilt pattern example.

Best of 2016 Linky Party will be starting the day after Christmas (Monday. Dec 26th) and continue through Jan 2nd.  Simply write a new blog post highlighting your "best" 5 posts from 2016 and linkup.  There is no set way or rules to pick your best, you can pick and highlight your posts anyway you would like.


Favorite finishes of 2016:
Here are some of my favorite finishes of 2016, you can see all of my finishes here.




Now on to enter the giveaway!! 

This giveaway is for two (2) shot-cotton rainbow jelly rolls and is open to everyone, everywhere in the world (if the winner is outside of the US, I reserve the right to substitute a gift certificate of equal value to a local quilt shop due to shipping costs.)

This giveaway starts today, Wednesday Dec 7th, and will run until Sunday Dec 11th at 8 p.m. EST.

To enter:

1. Leave a comment, any comment. If you would like a topic, I would love to know the size of quilt you make most often.

2. Followers of my blog (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: Bloglovin, Email)

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! **




817 comments:

  1. Hello! Thank you for the chance to win! I am most fond of lap size quilts.

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  2. I follow on Bloglovin and found you on Facebook when I saw the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt along. Really hoping 1 And 2 are my lucky numbrrs!

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  3. I follow on Bloglovin and found you on Facebook when I saw the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt along. Really hoping 1 And 2 are my lucky numbrrs!

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  4. Hello! Thank you for the chance to win! I am most fond of lap size quilts.

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  5. Hi Cheryl! Love your patterns. I mostly make lap size quilts or baby quilts because 1) I have a short attention span and 2) I find it hard to wrangle bigger quilts than that through my machine

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  6. I am making a crib size version of your State of Being quilt at this time. I lopped off a row each direction. I may move some blocks around if it needs more balance but so far it looks great. I make a fair number of minis and lap quilts. Thanks!

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  7. I make quilts of all sizes, but I love to make them for babies. This doesn't necessarily mean they're small-usually that the kid will grow into them, lol! I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  8. I make quilts in all sizes. From over 2m squared to mini versions with only 6".
    thanks for the chance!
    Rike

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  9. I am also making quilts in all sizes, but lately there has been produced most in lap size.

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  10. I follow your blog by blog reader.

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  11. Hello I'm following you via Bloglovin here in France. Thank for the chance to win, I like all fabrics ! the most I sew are throws size for sofa or table.

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  12. I usually make baby or throw sized quilts. I haven't worked with shot cotton before!!

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  13. I follow you on bloglovin (and IG and Facebook)

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  14. Seriously... I have to confess that I do not stick to standard sizes in quilting. I piece away until I think the piece has a size I like. Going from there, I cut the batting to match. I do try however to make sure that I could use the quilt on bed, which has a width of 1.40 metres.

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  15. I'm doing your mystery quilt along, love it!

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  16. And I follow your blog through Feedly.

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  17. Hi, thanks for the chance to win, I just love the colours of the jelly rolls, I usually make a double bed size quilt. Just in case, my e-mail is mhcreek@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. Hi, thanks for a second chance to win, I follow your blog on Bloglovin, my e-mail is as in comment 21 :-)

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  19. I make alll sizes, but mostly lap it twin this year. I've been doing mostly donation quilts and that's what's most requested.

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  20. Seams that recently that I'm doing a lot of queen sized quilts 100 x 100 or lap sized. I'm thinking mug rugs are in my future lol!

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  21. Sweeeet giveaway Cheryl, Thank you!!! I probably make big throws more than any othe size...

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  22. I used to make big bed sized quilts, but now I've scaled it down toward more lap sided quilts.

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  23. Cheryl, I follow you on bloglovin and email! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. Wow, Cheryl, what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. I think I make oversize throw quilts most often.

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  25. This week at guild I showed my State of Being quilt, complete except for sewing down the binding. Everyone loved it! I had an interesting comment on my blog....does the pattern show a complete star being fractured as it spreads across the quilt....or do the pieces come together to finally form the completed star? Kind of like " is the glass half empty, or half full?". This quilt will go to my grandson soon, for his first big-boy bed! thanks for such a cool pattern!

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  26. I love to make quilts about 60 inches, mostly, just love it ��

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  27. I'm your follower vía email 😋

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  28. I'm your follower vía email 😋

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  29. I make around 60-70 inch large quilts!

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  30. I mostly make throw quilts.

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  31. I make a lot of different size quilts, but tend to make 90 x 96 the most.

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  32. Great giveaway! I started reading your blog in the middle of the year and will have to go back to read about your Pattern Writing Series.

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  33. Most of the quilts I make are lap size so I can quilt them on my domestic machine.

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  34. I follow your blog via email (and am always happy to see it in my inbox!)

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  35. I make lap quilts most often because they are the size I like to give as gifts.

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  36. Love this giveaway thank you for the chance to win these gorgeous jelly rolls

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  37. I like 60 x 80 kind of quilts. Thanks for the chance!!

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  38. I am a devoted follower (via email and other platforms) :) thanks again!

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  39. **Thank you!**, Cheryl, for all you do to inspire, teach, encourage!!
    (Since I quilt on my "vintage"-almost-as-old-as-me Singer 301, I usually like to keep to generous throw sizes or baby quilts! Larger is possible, but I've found that more people are interested in receiving a generous throw size than a full king or queen size quilt, anyway!)
    Pat T.

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  40. I make more baby/child quilts, some I give to an unwed women's home. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  41. I make all sizes of quilts, I've only made one large bed size, it was a lot of work! Also I am loving the mystery quilt, this is my 2nd with you and so excited to see how it finishes. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. I follow by email. rozz01 at cox dot net

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  43. I follow by email and also on Facebook

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  44. I make usually crib or lap size because I want to quilt them on my domestic. I keep trying to get bigger quilts quilted but I then put them off because they are too big. ha

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  45. I follow on bloglovin and by email.
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  46. I mostly make lap quilts. I like to try different things and don't need so many big quilts. They are good for changing up the decor of the house and make good gifts too. Thanks!
    gigiv13@gmail.com

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  47. Kelly Davis,. kelly.davis380@gmail.comDecember 7, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    This is a really cool prise! I started following you this year when I found your Mystery quilt challenge. Not done one before, and I am having a great time with it! In awe of your talent and so grateful you are sharing it!

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  48. Whatever size needed. I make twin, queen, King, and wall hangings.
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  49. Table runners are my most often made, then 36" sq. for neonatal donation quilts, then lap size.

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  50. I usually make twin size quilts, and put them on my guest room beds.

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  51. Cheryl, *Thank you!* for the inspiration!!
    I follow your blog by email... (and also follow on Instagram... pajtr)
    (Inspired by your beautiful Ocean Bricks, I am attempting improv curves!)
    Pat T.

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  52. The size of my quilts vary wildly. I make doll quilts, baby quilts, couch quilts and twin size bed quilts. I rarely make queen size quilts, but have two in the queue for finishing.

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  53. Usually wall hangings or lap size!

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  54. And I follow you via Bloglovin and your Mystery Quilt emails.

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  55. Lovely rainbow rolls! :) I follow via bloglovin, email and IG

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  56. I try to stay as close to a twin size as possible. I like adding borders and I usually don't follow a pattern completely. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  57. I mostly make throw-size quilts!

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  58. Very cool....ty for great giveaway.I love doing up lap some blankets... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  59. I normally make lap or baby sized quilts because I do my own machine quilting. That said, my next quilt planned will be queen sized so it will be a challenge!

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  60. I follow Meadow Mist Designs on Bloglovin and IG. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  61. I got you on bloglovin, email happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  62. Love those colors in the jelly rolls! I enjoy making baby and lap quilts since I can quilt those at home. But I do like making larger quilt tops, but I don't quilt them. That's why we have longarmers!

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  63. I got you on bloglovin, email happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  64. I follow you via email. Love your finishes!

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  65. Very cool....ty for great giveaway.I love doing up lap some blankets... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  66. I make lap quilts most often....though lately I've had a run of queens.

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  67. I'm new to quilting so for now smaller sizes are my favorite (not ready to tackle a queen size yet ;) )

    ebercast at gmail dot com

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  68. Great giveaway - hope I win! I seem to make a lot of 50 x 50 quilts - not sure why. :-)

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  69. I enjoy opening your emails :)

    ebercast at gmail dot com

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  70. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  71. I usually make queen sized quilts.

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  72. I follow by email and FB. Love these fabrics! I make Morgantown crib size quilts. I am in the MM mystery quilt group and loving it! Natalie.new2004@yahoo.com

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  73. I've been leaning toward lap and baby quilts. So much easier! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. I love to make large lap quilts around 65 x 77. I want recipients to be able to wrap themselves up in all the scrappy yumminess.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  75. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  76. I like to make quilts that are around 60 x 72. Large enough to snuggle in. maryc76904 at yahoo dot com.

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  77. Well, my intention is always a throw, but usually end up with a twin or even queen! Lolol

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  78. I follow via email maryc76904 at yahoo dot com

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  79. Holy .... Heck Cheryl! Two!! Love both and you know I would use every scrap of them! I really love making lap size quilts!

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  80. I follow via bloglovin and IG!

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  81. I think shot cottons are the most interesting and beautiful fabrics! So glad they're becoming more widely available. Oh, and I tend to make wallhangings, maybe 30" to 50" square.

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  82. My general quilt is anywhere from twin to large full (that covers the top of a queensize bed nicely) But I make quilts in many sizes. I love making art quilts that are much smaller - say 18 inches square.

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  83. Hi, Cheryl, thank you for this fabulous giveaway. Your blog is very informative! The pattern writing series was phenomenal. ljbisme at msn dot com

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  84. I enjoy sewing throw-size quilts. Thank you, peterstankovich

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  85. Following on bloglovin. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  86. I follow you on email
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  87. Hello Cheryl. I follow by email. :-)

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  88. Cheryl, I follow you via email subscription. I like making bed size quilts. There's only so many quilts needed for cuddling on the couch, lap size, so I like to turn lap size patterns into bed size patterns by adding more blocks and more borders. ljbisme at msn dot com

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  89. what a pretty and fun give a way. thanks. I have made a king sized quilt for my son when he got married and approx. 8 yrs. before I made him civil war twin size quilt for reenacting. But most of what I make are baby quilts.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  90. I believe I like making smaller quilts the best. The larger ones tend to take longer to completely finish (backing, baste, quilt and bind) -- a sizable "back up" going on over here :-D
    Thank you for offering this give away. You and SMS are very generous and I adore all of you

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  91. Cheryl thanks for this opportunity. I follow via blogger

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  92. Most of my quilts are lap size. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  93. This is a lovely giveaway. I used to always make bed sized quilts but have started making throw size and send to a missionary in Rochester to give to transplant patients in Mayo Clinic. Have sent 18 so far this year.

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  94. Love your quilts-very nice! Lap top quilts are the best size for me-still learning & these are easier for me to handle as far as quilting goes-still need more practice, practice! Thank you, Susan

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  95. I am still making mini quilts and potholders, I will get yo the big quilts eventually dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. My most often quilt size is lap, perfect for cuddling under. Your quilts are beautiful, I've been admiring for awhile now.

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  97. Mostly lap size quilts-still a beginner!

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  98. I follow you by email. dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I like making long lap quilts, because I love to snuggle up on the couch with my dogs under them.

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  100. I love making queen size quilts and I am mainly a hand quilter and always have a quilt on my 3 roller hand quilting frame.

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  101. Lately I've been making lap size quilts because I have a 'first grandchild'. Of course she needed a stroller quilt, a quilt for rest time at childcare, one for her crib and a Christmas quilt!

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  102. I follow your blog by email, and maybe by Bloglovin, but don't often get past my email box....

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  103. I recently found your blog and I'm glad I did. Really like some of your finished quilts of this year.

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  104. I haven't made anything larger than lap size mostly because I struggle to quilt it with all the weight and don't have access to a long arm. But hopefully someday I can get bigger and better!

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  105. I now follow you on Bloglovin 😊

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  106. Lately lap size quilts have been most frequent. Usually it's baby size quilts though!

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  107. My friends and family keep having babies, so there have been a LOT of baby quilts in my life recently. :)

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  108. I usually make throw sized quilts, however, I make tabletoppers and placemats, too.

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  109. Would love to win some new fabrics....of course to add to the already large stash. Do love your mysteries, and while I haven't started the current one (due to other obligations) I am saving it and will start it after Christmas. Have a Wonderful, Merry Christmas, and thank you for being so generous with your time and talents.

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  110. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day. I follow thru emails and enjoy your blog so much.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  111. My stash is lacking solids so these would be great. I usually make queen size quilts. Seems like most people have bigger beds these days.

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  112. I've been doing a lot of wall hangings lately - they run about 1-3 feet. (Depends a lot on how inspiration hits.)

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  113. I have a Singer Featherweight and find that making either lap quilts or queen-sized quilts are about my sewing machine can handle. That's fine with me. I have a lot of your patterns and have enjoyed myself on your blog. Thank you so much for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day and giving all of us the chance to try and become a winner of your jelly rolls. Happy Holidays.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  114. I make mostly lap quilts but wall hangings are also a favorite of mine

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  115. I follow you by email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  116. Lately I have been making baby quilts and some lap size quilts.
    alnaloge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. I used to make more lap quilts but now it seems they are more like 25x25:) They do get done much quicker:)

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  118. I follow you via email.
    alnaloge(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. Most of the quilts I make are a large lap size. I have also made several king and queen size for our beds and for our married kids' beds. There have also been four twin size ones for our four granddaughters.

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  120. I have been following your blog for a while now. Thanks for all the work you do to make it so nice.

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  121. Hi Cheryl. I love your blog - found it last year and have been a follower since. I love your patterns and creativity. Thanks for sharing

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  122. I haven't made enough quilts to have a "typical" size. The one I most recently made was queen-sized, though, and that was a bit much for me to want to do often. squidlebees @ gmail. com

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  123. I most often fall into nearly queen size quilts, but I also make a lot of smaller sample things for the store I work in. Finished. Up quite a few UFO's this year and am enjoying participating in the mystery quilt!

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  124. Too often I make large bed size quilts. I need to scale down a bit so I can make more.

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  125. Recently I've been making more mini quilts than anything else--most of them running about 12 X 12 inches. nkadenver at yahoo dot com

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  126. I've mainly made lap/throw sized quilts. I am much more pt to get finished that way.

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  127. Love following your blog by email.

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  128. I follow you on bloglovin. nkadenver @ Yahoo.com

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  129. I've only made some small throw quilts. I need to find a local long-arm quilter before I venture to make anything bigger! Love your muted color palette!

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  130. I follow your blog and am doing your current mystery quilt. Learning a lot! Thanks! I prefer throw size quilts.

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  131. While I've made several baby quilts, I seem to make more queen size ones! Thanks for the great give away!

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  132. I follow your blog via Feedly.

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  133. I follow you: email, blog, FB, IG. cheryl, you are a Quiltstar!
    I have been crafting boxy pouches, totes, Christmas stockings, piecing my mystery quilt, making baby quilts, fi,ishing a lap quilt and working on a queen size quilt. My favorite size is a lap, I can quilt that size on my domestic.
    Happy Holidays!

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  134. I follow your Blog. cork@pa.RR.com

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  135. Merry Christmas, thanks for a great year. cork@pa.RR.com

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  136. I follow on bloglovin, email, BOM, facebook. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. Love you BOM's. Happy Holidays, and thank you for all the work you do for us during the year! ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. I most often make bed quilts, but also do smaller wall quilts to try new techniques. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  139. I mostly sew bags and soft sculptures, I've never made a quilt due to cost but I'd love to give it a go one day.

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  140. I am now following via email but have been checking your blog regularly since your pattern writing series. Thanks for all you share!

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  141. Thanks for the terrific giveaway, Cheryl! I'd love to try sewing with shot cottons<3 I tend to always tend up around 72" square -- I guess that's throw size? I lack the commitment for larger quilts, haha! Thanks so much!

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  142. I make quilts of all sizes, but most of them are big bed-sized ones!
    Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  143. Although I usually make lap-size quilts, I have made several twin-size quilts. I would love to win your great giveaway!

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  144. I follow you by email and am now doing your current mystery. Lots of fun!

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  145. I make lap quilts mostly. Thank you for the giveaway.
    kayew54@gmail.com

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  146. I tend to sew mini quilts, they're perfect to try a new technique or challenging block. That way, i don't get bored easily.xx

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  147. I follow you on Facebook and bloglovin.

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  148. I like between a lap quilt and twin size. I like something I can really cuddle up in!

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  149. I follow on Bloglovin. :)
    Your finishes are beautiful!

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  150. I like making toddler size quilts --- I have lots of great nieces and nephews, so that size works well for most of them :)

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  151. I'm just starting out making quilts so I dont have a "go to" size yet but I like it to more than cover you, regardless of who it is for (lap quilts always confused me, if my lap is cold the rest of me probably is too! lol

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  152. I HAVE to quilt so most sizes! I do mostly 60 to 80 range but am addicted to mini! I love your designs!

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  153. I love all your finishes! I have lately been sticking to lap quilts because I need the faster (not quite instant) gratification!
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  154. I usually make crib quilts.

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  155. And I'm a bloglovin follower. :)

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

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  156. I'm a beginning quilter, still, so the only size quilt I've made so far is a throw quilt.

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  157. I'm pretty much sticking to throw-size quilts, because I like to do my own quilting and also bigger quilts seem more like work than fun.

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  158. I like to make lap size quilts or wall hangings.
    Thanks for participating in this giveaway.

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