Monday, 6 May 2013

Jewels to Give Away!



Let me tell you about these lovely jewels!
Four months ago, just before New Years, I made the decision not to buy any new fabric for this whole year! I'd had a successful couple of years making and selling children's clothing, I'd opened up a little shop in town, and my scrap bag, once just one little pillowcase full, had grown to six! I was overwhelmed by these unsorted bags of mess, I was a little tired of pinafores and I felt uncomfortable about the amount of fabric I was buying. So I challenged myself to a year of sorting and creating with those scraps and sharing my journey here.


Just before I took the plunge into a year without fabric shopping, my wonderful friend Lucy let me know about a local (Aussie) fabric store selling lots of old, out of print Anna Maria Horner for only $10 a metre! I made my last big splurge for a year and almost cleared them out! It was amazing to have my last colourful delivery be an assortment of prints I had yearned for, having only started sewing seriously once these had already become rare and expensive.


Well, life has a way of taking those unexpected turns, and about a month ago, I closed up my little store and brought my fabric back home, setting up a beautiful, light little sewing studio on the sunny side of my house, and again, sewing in little bits, interruptible and worked around being a stay-at-home-mum. (You can ready about that journey on the blog here)



And much to my joy, I'm able to take a break from filling racks and rails with clothes and make whatever takes my fancy. Making quilts had always been my first love with sewing, but for some reason I felt it was more sensible to make clothes to sell. Now is my time to shed the 'sensible' and embrace the creative, simple and peaceful, and just see where that road takes me. And I'm still on my Fabric Fast and I'm loving it!


So when I thought of what I would enjoy giving away for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day, my thoughts quickly turned to these beauties. I have here six fat quarters from Anna Maria's Garden Party and Good Folks line to be won. I feel so thankful I managed to find these, and so much of it, before I started the fast, I'd love to share them with you!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment under this post. If you like, tell the fabric you wish would be reprinted!
This is open internationally! Everyone is welcome to enter. Just make sure I have a way of contacting you (through your blogger profile, or an email address in the comment)

Follow me here or on Facebook for a second chance and leave a second, separate comment to say so.

For another extra chance, share this giveaway with your friends through your social medium of choice! And let me know here with a third, separate comment.

The Giveaway is open till May 10th! I'll use the random number generator to pick the winner.

If you're new here through Sew Mama Sew, welcome! I'm Jodi, and I'd love to get to know you, and show you what I'm making here.
xx



626 comments:

  1. Love the fabrics. I wish Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt would be reprinted.

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  2. Giveaway day again?! It only feels like yesterday we met... You are my very favourite prize dear one :)
    But, if I was having something reprinted it would be any of Heather Ross's OOP beauties.
    XxH

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  3. I will always be here following, and maybe sometimes walking by your side ;)

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  4. Boy they are gorgeous!!!! Id love to have them!!! Thanks Jodi!

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  5. AMH is my favourite designer so this is an amazing giveaway. I would love any of her old lines to be reprinted or Tula Pink's Parisville :-)

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  6. I think all of them should be reprinted.
    But I love that green one the most.

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  7. Just gorgeous, all of them! I have several sewing projects waiting for this kind of inspiration!

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  8. I also follow you on Facebook. X

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  9. Wow gorgeous fabrics - how sharing of you! I don't have the name of it but I have a small piece left of a fantastic deep cherry red overlaid with black 'splodges' (for want of a better term). I have used this fabric in so many projects and I would love to be able to get more.

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  10. I'm a Facebook follower!

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  11. I shared on my Facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win these lovelies!

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  12. Beautiful fabrics! I love the yellows. Thanks for the great giveaway, Jodi.

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  13. I follow your blog. Thanks again.

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  14. I really like Heather Bailey fabrics and could enjoy some of them reprinted...her older ones. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  15. I would love for Heather Ross' Far Far Away to be reprinted. I missed out on this fabric by a couple of years. Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I follow you on Facebook (Heather Tomastik Braun) Thanks!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I don't really have any favorites, but I do luv the retro look fabrics.

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  18. I follow you on here too. Thanks for the give away too.

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  19. SMS give away day again :)YAY, thanks for letting me know friend. Maybe it is just as well I finished work today. My new job will be SMS give away entries for the next few days.
    I don't know if their is an out of print I really desire but there are a few harder to get prints including one with Freesia's, my mum and I both had them in our wedding bouquets so i would love to get some of those to make something for her.

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  20. I follow you on Facebook.

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  21. I LOVE these fabrics. I have some Garden Party squirreled away that could use some friends! I would love to see the ribbon flowers from DS Katie Jump Rope reprinted! Thanks Jodi!!

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  22. Now following you on Facebook. I have enjoyed reading your fabric fast journey.

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  23. They are just divine! I love AMH. I would like Terrain by Kate Spain to be reprinted, as just like you, I was making little one's clothing lines from beautiful fabrics before I discovered the joy of quilting, and only have scraps from the Terrain line! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. All of those fabrics are adorable! The colors just pop!

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  25. I follow you on Bloglovin and Fb... something a bit dangerous at times, you are so inspiring!

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  26. I wish that any out-of-print Heather Ross fabrics would be reprinted. I love them all! Thanks for the chance to win those pretties. :)

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  27. I'm still hoarding some Katie Jump Rope - wish it would come back again!

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  28. I haven't been sewing long enough to be familiar with out-of-print fabrics!

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  29. Oh my goodness! I wish Garden Party would be reprinted! Would love to win this!

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  30. Following you on facebook!

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  31. I'm in love with these so I wish they would be reprinted. mzanfardino(at)nc(dot)rr.com

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  32. Love these bright and colorful fabrics!

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  33. This fabric is just beautiful! I'd like to have some Heather Ross Mendocino.

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  34. I love AMH fabrics! These are so pretty.

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  35. I would love 1001 peeps by Lizzy Hose to be reprinted because I wasn't able to buy all the prints. Thanks!

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  36. Your quilts are so beautiful! I wish Heater Ross's lighting bugs will be reprinted.

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  37. I love Anna Maria Horner. I was so disappointed I had to cancel my trip to QuiltCon and miss her workshop after I had signed up for it. I would wish that all of her fabrics and all of Heather Ross' fabrics were reprinted, because I only discovered them a couple of years ago.

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  38. These are ALL beautiful, bring them all back!

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  39. Mendocino mermaids. That one went by before I realized that fabrics go out of print. :(

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  40. I've been searching for Anne of Green Gables.

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  41. I wish Heather Ross Mendocino would be reprinted! I didn't start sewing until after it became hard to find!

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  42. I wish the first Summersville would come back

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  43. I follow via Blogger dashboard

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  44. I love these prints. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!!!!
    modernmarketingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I adore AMH. I wish Good Folks would be reprinted!!! :)

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  46. I follow on facebook. Thanks!
    modernmarketingmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I haven't been sewing long enough to know what's out of print, but I'm definitely starting to realize which fabrics I'll miss once they're gone! Thanks!

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  48. These are beautiful!

    I wish HR's prints would be reprinted, espec. Mendocino! I spent way too much money collecting these years after they were printed but I love every little piece I own :)

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  49. Wow these are fantastic! I never did get any Flea Market Fancy and a reprint would be lovely...

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  50. Those are so pretty. I wish Flea Market Fancy would come back!!

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  51. Heather Ross and Denise Schmidt earlier lines. And Half Moon Modern I think its called. I want the scissor prints in every color of the rainbow.

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  52. I would love to see the heather ross dog print re-printed. Anna marie Horner's Good Folks was one of the first collections I acquired when I started quilting. It was already out of print but I managed to get almost the entire collection :)

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  53. Thank you for such a gorgeous giveaway. I love Liberty fabrics and wish they would reprint everything they have ever made!
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  54. I follow you on FB too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  55. I wish Blossom by Urban Chiks would come back!

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  56. I'd love to see Anna Maria Horner's Bohemian line reprinted! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Definitely Katie Jump Rope. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  58. Oh, those are gorgeous! Love them. Great giveaway!

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  59. Oh I wish I could find some more frolic around! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I follow you on facebook

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  61. Oooh, this is a toughie. I'm thinking some of Heather Ross' OOP or early Tula Pink.

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  62. That is a hard question. I will say I would like a Cori Dantini panel of fabric of some of her prints. I ordered it with the coordinates and it never came in and now she is onto a new series.
    Those pieces are so pretty.

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  63. I wish Heather Ross's earlier prints would be reprinted.

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  64. I can't believe you have this delicious fabric! Oh Anna Maria how I love thee... I almost fell over when I saw! I wish Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner would be reprinted. It is my FAVORITE.

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  65. Great fabrics!
    phebinator(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. I wish some of Heather Ross' prints would be reprinted.


    tinaotherworld (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  67. I would love a reprint of Heather Bailey's older fabrics! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!!

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  68. I love AMH! Thanks for the chance to win, I'm on a fabric fast myself so this would be a neat way to add a little color into my stash.

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  69. I would love to see Mendocino reprinted! Missed out the first time around! Thanks for the fab giveaway!

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  70. Great fabric! I might need to go on a fabric fast too...

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  71. Following you on FB now too = )

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  72. The Heather Ross print with the little goldfish!

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  73. How generous! The entire Good Folks line, especially the yellow colorway.

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  74. I wish Neptune by Tula Pink was reprinted!

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  75. Beautiful colors !!
    I would really love to win this !

    I'll post a link on my blog
    lokakid.blogspot.be

    jelle

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  76. I really wish they'd reprint "Out and About" from Michael Miller. Unless I'm just looking in all the wrong places... I just can't find it anywhere. My daughter saw the one with the luggage on it while I was reading blogs one day and fell in love with it - and demanded I make her a dress out of it. She's four, so she's probably already forgotten about it, but I check every ends bin I come across, just in case. ;)

    Thanks for the great giveaway - stunning colours!

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  77. Good Folks is honestly the line I'd love to be reprinted! It's the one that got me sewing. :)

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  78. Katie Jump Rope by Denyse Schmidt and Uptown by Erin Michaels are the lines I'd most love to see reprinted.

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  79. Lovely fabrics. With so many gorgeous new fabrics coming out, I don't mind things aren't reprinted. I'm all about mixing up old and new, this designer and that... the more the better.

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  80. I would love for Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidt to be reprinted!

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  81. Hmmm I'm not sure what fabric in particular I'd like reprinted - but I grew up with Holly Hobbie on my bed and I know that there must have been some Holly Hobbie fabric somewhere in the world in print. Wouldn't it be terrific if it was rereleased? AAAAHHH! I would buy it all!

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  82. I would love for Heather Ross' unicorns to be reprinted. And amazing giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  83. Everything of Heather Ross!

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  84. I'd love to have some Wonderland by Momo or Lucy's Crab Shack by sweetwater. Good for you, fabric fasting!
    Sarah
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  85. I would LOVE a reprint of Heather Ross' Mendocino line. So pretty!

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  87. I posted about your giveaway on FB!

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  88. beautiful beautiful fabric!!! i don't know what fabric line i'd like to have re-printed because i'm not all that invested in the latest and greatest. i buy what i like (and what's affordable) and just sew for fun.

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  89. I really hope rock and romance doesn't go out of print before I get myself some ;)

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  90. just getting back into the quilting 'mode', so I am not sure what I would want reprinted.

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  91. I would love for some of the old Heather Ross prints to come back!

    Great giveaway!

    Jennifer
    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  92. i've only been sewing for a year or so...i don't think that's long enough to wish for something to be re-printed....maybe i'll think of something in the next few years....
    bethbimber(at)gmail(dot)com

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  93. I am getting my wish as Amy Butler's Belle line is about to come back! Thanks for the chance!

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  94. https://twitter.com/libstress/status/331472876639248384

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  95. I haven't been a quilter long enough to have coveted fabric that is out of print!

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  96. Great fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway. Ana

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  97. The are so many Katie Jump Rope patters I wish would come back. They are so fun!

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  98. Gorgeous giveaway, thank you so much!

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  99. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. i liked you on fb-karrie smith

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  101. Great giveaway!
    -Emily
    http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/

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  102. Also following your blog.
    -Emily
    http://vintagevisions27.blogspot.com/

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  103. There are several Amy Butler prints I wish would come back! Glad you can get back to sewing for you!

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  104. I'm a T&H Facebook friend!

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  105. I'm sure that there are many florals that I would love to see reprinted. I have just started my stash and am not really that familiar with the out of print fabrics.

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  106. Katie Jump Rope but I also love AMH and just started a small stash of Field study...would love to add in these!

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  107. Jodi you are so sweet. I am glad you are sewing whatever you want. Making money an business sense is great, but creativity and enjoyment are so restorative. I wish you good luck to continue your fabric fast. I wish I had your self control. Of course I follow your blog! :)

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  108. Wow looks like you had a great time for a while. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  109. I have no special wishes for fabric being reprinted. I'm not into collections for long, so I don't have any experience in this area.

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  110. There is an ole mermaid print I have been wanting

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  111. Your give away fabrics are lovely! I just love the colors! Sign me up!

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  112. I now follow you on GFC!

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  113. Garden party. julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

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  114. Garden party. julia.glotova (at) gmail (dot) com

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  115. Beautiful fabric! Thanks!

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  116. Oh my, these are lovely! I only started sewing seriously about a year ago- so I've never seen these fabrics. Honestly, I wish this fabric was still available!

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  117. I signed up to follow you with bloglovin.

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  118. Hands down Heather Ross' Mendocino! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  119. I would love some more Laura Gunn Poppy!

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  120. Facebook Fan under Needle d

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  121. I do not need any fabric to be reprinted...there are always so.many new ones....
    Thank you for the chance and have a sunny day.

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  122. All shades of Joel Dewberry Aviary faux bois! Thanks for hosting

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  123. I love all Anna Maria fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. Lovely colors! Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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  125. Those fabrics are beautiful. I really don't have any favorites that I would like reprinted since there's always something new that I love.

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  126. I wish Katie Jump Rope and Mendocino would be reprinted. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I would love to get more Groovin by Jane Spolar.

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  128. It would definitely be the goldfish in a bowl by
    Heather Ross.

    Trash.
    trashalou@googlemail.com

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  129. I am a big dork and don't even know what is out of print. Sorry. Hope i am still qualified :)

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  130. so pretty. I would love to have some of the out of print Heather Ross prints

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  131. I think I'd like Mendocino, KJR and Tula Pink full moon forest to be reprinted. :)

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  132. Thanks so much for sharing your story and these lovely fabrics. I have been seriously considering a fabric diet, but haven't been able to commit to it yet. This may be a weird one, but I would love it if Moda would reprint the book fabric from the Get a Clue, Nancy Drew line.

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  133. I love Anna Maria Horner! Those fabrics are gorgeous!!! I wish Amy Butler Belle would be reprinted. Have some fat quarters I have held onto for awhile now and would love to make an entire quilt. :)

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  134. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  135. These are beautiful! I find such vintage treasures in auctions and at yard sales. I wish some of those would be printed now, on good modern quilting cotton.

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  136. Just "liked" your page on facebook.

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  137. Fab colours in these fabrics.... glad to see you are joining in the giveaway fun xxx

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  138. Heather Ross GOLDFISH for me - I just LOVE that fabric and sadly, have none.....

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  139. I would love Tula Pink's Parisville to be reprinted!

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  140. Yay I now follow you on Facebook - FAB giveaway and I think I will attempt a week without buying fabric to see how it feels....

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  141. Lecien flower sugar 2011, my favourite line ever! Tank you!

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  142. Thanks for the chance to win, there are too many lines I missed out on to name!

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  143. I'd love a reprint of any of heather ross' old lines - especially fish in bags!

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  144. And I'm a new follower :)

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  145. Oh god... love this fabric and crossing my fingers and toes! I wish this line and Central Park would be reprinted!

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  146. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to your posts :)

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  147. Just shared this on my FB page (Quilty Habit) :)

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  148. beautiful giveaway fabrics. thanks for the opp to win!

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  149. I would love to see Heather Ross's VW Camper Vans reprinted!

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  150. I would love for acadia to be reprinted.

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  151. I got my wish when Paris Flea Market came out again in January!

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  152. Frolic and Flea market fancy..

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I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx