Monday, May 23, 2011

Quilt Market Loot - and a Giveaway!






One of the really cool things about quilt market was the fun things people were giving away.  My favorite, of course, was the mini charm squares.  I was fortunate enough to snag a couple and boy are they cute!


But there were some other fun things, too.  Some folks gave away patterns.   This one is cute.









I totally missed out on the mini charms of Ruby, but I was fortunate enough to get a pattern.  See those receiving blankets made with Ruby flannel?  That flannel just may be the softest flannel known to mankind.








The folks at Interweave gave me a calendar and a whole bunch of magazines.






 And then of course there were the brochures.  sarahjane's new fabric is gorgeous, but I especially loved the embroideries.



And Jillily's booth was so fun.  They were giving away mini sorbet cones in some great summertime flavors.  My favorite was raspberry.  Yummy!









There was some other loot as well, but I haven't taken photos of it all.  Suffice it to say that my luggage was heavier coming home than it was on the outbound trip.



And since the folks at QM were so generous, I thought I would share.  If you caught this post, you know that I have a running love affair with French General (shhhhh...  don't tell WH!) so you can tell that I really love this fabric.  It's classic and fresh and olde worlde all at the same time.  So I really hope you will like today's giveaway as much as I do.  It includes a mini charm pack of French General's new line Panier des Fleurs, which comes with a project sheet for a sweet hexi pin cushion, and a copy of the 2010 Quilting Arts Gifts magazine.  Even though the mag is last year's, there are some fun, simple gifts lurking within those pages.  I had a browse through it and I think I'm going to try one or two of these ideas before it wings its way to someone else's home.

So what do you need to do to win?  Just leave me a comment and let me know your favorite fabric from this spring's collections, or let me know what fabric you're most looking forward to for summer/fall.  That's it.  I'd love it if you'd FOLLOW my blog, but it's not required.  ETA:  Oh - and I forgot to mention, be sure I have a way to contact you if you win.  Duh!  And I think I forgot to mention that this giveaway ends THURSDAY, May 26 at midnight.

And if you're in the mood for a little web surfing, check out Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day post.  Lots of folks in blogland are having giveaways today.

Good luck!

178 comments:

  1. My fav has to be Little Apples!

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  2. Oh you and me could be related, I love anything French General.. Maybe living in France is a bit of an influence, but I also love Fig Tree and really really like Butterscotch and Roses.

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  3. I'm looking forward to Little Apples too.... great giveaway!

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. I am searching for fabric with owls right now. There are so many to choose from and I can't wait to find the one that goes with a mystery quilt I will be working on starting in June.

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  5. Oh, you know, I really can't decide. I love the Little Apples, I love the horse print from Heather Ross, I think I will love AMH's new line but want to see them in person! Wonderful giveaway!

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  6. Yum, I love French General. I also love Fig Tree but I'm not sure what they've got coming out so I suppose my most anticipated is Ruby.

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  7. I like Sweet Pickins by Darlene Zimmerman. Thanks for the chance!

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  8. From what I've seen, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the Little Apples line...but they are all awesome! With no LQS around, I mostly window shop online! LOL
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  10. I love Ruby by Bonnie & Camille - it looks beautiful. It has been great reading all of the posts about Quilt Market. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. I love anything Heather Ross. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Heather Ross--yay for new fabrics!! :)

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  13. the ruby line looks really nice

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  14. Right now i am looking forward to Countdown to christmas yardage - no particular project in mind, just waiting :-)

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  15. I like the Going Coastal line. Not sure when it's coming out... Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  16. I'm excited for two lines this summer: Terrain and Summer house. I've always wanted to try hexies but I've been a little scared. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. That looks like such a cute and fun pincushion, would love to make one!
    I'm looking forward to Ruby Star Spring, and Loulouthi

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  18. Oh how fun. I really like strawberry fields right now and have an intense desire to buy some if I could just figure out what I want to do with it.

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  19. I'm in love with Darlene Zimmerman's Sweet Picken's. I love all of the summer fruit that it features.

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  20. I'm totally looking forward to Terrain...and I really want som Strawberry Fields. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. i am making a quilt for a baby boy whose mom loves rabbits! so the lily and will ii fabric is what i need for that :)

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  22. i'll say french general tho it's hard to pick favorites :)

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  23. I love Samantha Walker's Blossom collection! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  24. I'm really looking forward to Heirloom and Terrain. Hopefully my Prince Charming will be in my mailbox today!!

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  25. I'm totally enamored with the new Sarah Jayne stuff as well.

    skooksplayground][at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. Love Sarah Jane's designs and the new Tula Pink Prince Charming line.

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  27. I really love Strawberry Fields right now! Thanks :)

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  28. Sweet giveaway! My favorite of the new fabric lines is the Pips Apples - not sure if that is the right name, but I betcha you know what I mean! It is not my typical fabric like, so I am a bit confused...but I sure do like it!

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  29. I am looking forward to Little Apples :)

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  30. I love pick a bunch and am looking forward to Little Apples

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  31. I don't have a LFS so have only seen a few things on-line...darn all that cleaning and yardwork! I like the Strawberry Fields fabric and what I've seen of Ruby appeals to me too. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.
    jmniffer at comcast dot net

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  32. I'm afraid I won't be very original if I say Heather Ross and Kate Spain's Terrain :)
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  33. I'm looking forward to Moda's Ruby range, but it's only being released in October so it looks like i'm in for a long wait!

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  34. I also have a bit of a love affair with French General. I actually have been "working" on a quilt for my sister-in-law out of their Maison De Garance line... but I really can't bear to part with it. I keep telling myself that I will finish and it will be in a good home, but as long as it is only the top I can take it out and look at it. CRAZY, right!? I am also looking forward to Sarah Jane's new line. The prints are just too cute!

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  35. I am looking forward to Ruby. The reds in that collection are so lovely.

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  36. I'm still making my way around blog land and finding new things I like everyday. Right now my favorites include Ruby, Terrain, and Apples.

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  37. i'd love a chance to win! i like Little Apples! gooberific@yahoo.com

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  38. Right now I'm loving anything by Fig Tree & Co. especially Strawberry Fields. Thanks for a chance.

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  39. I love the cattails and clover that is coming from Kansas troubles.

    Debbie

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  40. Joel Dewberrys fabrics are springy and so it Ty Penningtons. I am looking forward to a camping trip with my family this year. Thanks, this has been great fun!

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  41. I like Ruby and Terrain at the moment.

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  42. I love French General, too! Currently I'm crushing on Tula Pink's new line and anything by Laura Gunn.

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  43. I love French General and anything by Figtree quilts

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  44. I'm pretty smitten with Prince Charming right now! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. I just finished a mini in french general. I love it too!!It is fabulous. Check out my blog in the next month and I will be posting a picture. It is a challenge quilt so I can't reveal it for a couple of weeks. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. Little Apples! But, really, I love it all! :)

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  47. Really looking forward to Hometown by Sweetwater.

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  48. I can't say what I'm looking forward to this spring. I really don't keep up with the latest and greatest. But I do know what catches my, and that's the fabric that comes home with me. Hopefully someone will do a bold orange and blue print this spring. I would love that!

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  49. Oh, I love the Little Apples too. I love all the new color combinations. Very bright and cheery.

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  50. Thanks for such a sweet giveaway! I am looking forward to Amanda Murphy's Veranda collection coming out :)

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  51. The only one I can think of right now is Little Apples.

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  52. I love ruby, i need to check out this little apples collection

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  53. You know, I don't really know what is coming out! That makes it all the more exciting when I do see them! thanks for a chance to win!

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  54. Aviary 2 at present, who knows this fall!

    RP from BBC {at} gmail {dot} com

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  55. Prince Charming, I think.
    ellaredstar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  56. I'm looking forward to the Little Apples, and the new collection of Ruby Star. Would love to be the lucky winner! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. Thank you for the great giveaway. It's lovely.

    atchisonsteph at gmail dot com

    I don't really follow new trends but i love moda fabrics, and anything by amy butler and mark lipinski

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  58. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love Paul Prass' new line Botanika.

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  59. I'm looking forward to Terrain by Kate Spain. sounds like you had a great time at QM.
    bc(underscore)hats(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  60. I'm looking forward to Aneela Hooey's next line! is it Little Apples??

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  61. So in love with Tula Pink's new line.

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  62. I'm most looking forward to prince charming.

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  63. I love French General too b/c I collect everything French (: I also like the new Ruby line.

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  64. Stuck on Little Apples right now!

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  65. Oh Quilt Market looks fun for so many reasons, not least of which is the fun loot you come away with :) Thanks for sharing some of it with us! I love so many of the new lines, but esp Circa 1934 and Heirloom!

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  66. Ok, I would love a giveaway, Thanks! And, I love anything French, especially food, but fabric comes a very close second.

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  67. I really love Terrain by Kate Spain. The colors are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

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  68. Happy Mochi Yum Yum by Monica Solorio.

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  69. I am brand new to quilting... So I have to saw that I'm not too familiar with different fabric lines... I just love bright, saturated colors...

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  70. I love the Sarah Jane fabric. Plus my daughter's name is Sarah Jane

    drmithome(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. My favorite upcoming fabric line is definitely loulouthi! Can't wait!

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  72. I like Ruby. Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  73. I'm new to sewing, so don't have a favourite line, but I love bright colours. It looks like you had a great time at the quilt market, I hope it has given you new inspiration.

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  74. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    I don't have knowledge on designer fabric, but I came across a blog and I fancy the japan scenery prints by a designer Alexander Henry.
    It's called Koto.

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  75. I am searching for fabric with owls for my boys room. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  76. I am afraid that I too have been enchanted with French General. I love the new Christmas line they are coming out with. Thanks for participating in SMS giveaway.

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  77. I've been really excited about the new Prince Charming Collection, I'm thinking I'll need to pick myself up some eventually

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  78. Fave fabric---It's a Hoot! :)

    Or Deena Rutter "Happier"

    zucchinisummer at gmail dot com

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  79. I'm getting my first sewing machine next week. I am a complete beginner, so I don't really know the names of fabrics yet :)

    quixoticdreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. My favorite fabric right now is just wing it!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    jacy468 at aim dot com

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  81. I'm totally in love with I Heart Linen's 'I heart' line and those cutebots :)

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  82. lookign forward to ruby

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I'm really liking Little Apples and Kate Spain's Terrain. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  84. I'm looking forward to Terrain Yardage Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics line to come out. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  85. Kate Spain's "Terrain" is to die for!

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  86. Just a humble farm mom here, maybe I'm behind the season but right now I love Max and Whiskers!

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  87. Anything from Heather Ross is always a winner. Thanks for the lovely giveaway chance. x
    carmenvm@web.de

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  88. Thanks for the giveaway! I love Tula Pink Prince Charming.

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  89. Tula's line is lovely, but the little apples one looks so cute!

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  90. I love French General too. I think ruby is gorgeous.

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  91. I love Ruby by Bonnie and Camille. Thanks for the chance!

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  92. I don't have any French General and would love the opportunity to sew with some. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I cannot wait any longer for 1001 peeps! :)
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  94. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    I've lately been interested in asian-inspired vintage fabrics.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  95. Great giveaway! I'm excited about Loulouthi, and Far Far Away III!

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  96. I swoon for Anne Sutton's "Puttin’ on the Ritz!" Another line with chic, French flair!

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  97. I love Kate Spain's new line Terrain....can't wait for it to come out. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  98. i'm loving denyse schmidt's new line for joann!

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  99. Oh, gosh, maybe Anna Maria's new line, or Heather Ross. Little Apples is so darn cute,too!

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  100. I'd have to say French General. It's beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  101. I love Sarah Jane..
    mageenadilah@gmail.com

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  102. I am semi-new to this, been away from quilting for years because of circumstances. Building my stash again, and learning so much from all these blogs!
    I love the Darlene Zimmerman's Sweet Picken's line. Thanks for holding this give away

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  103. I'm looking forward to Little Apples and Terrain by Kate Spain. PS I won't tell about your affair ;)

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  104. I've like Sunkissed. There are some perfect for my boys ocean themed fabrics coming soon.

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  105. I don't know much about fabric lines as I'm just learning to sew, but I'm digging the floral prints!

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  106. I love the Ruby line and I've also been oooing and ahhing over the Denise Schmidt fabrics I've been seeing on the blogs this week. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely fabric too.

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  107. Oh my, I too am in love with anything French General!!! I have to say that I also like the Delfie A Tana Lawn Liberty fabric. :)

    Thanks for the chance.
    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  108. I think it's got to be Ruby. Thanks for the chance.

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  109. I am looking forward to Little Apples, so adorable!

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  110. Soul Blossoms is my current fav and I'm looking forward to Pear Tree by Thomas Knauer! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  111. Little Apples for sure. I am in love with it!!

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  112. I haven't been out looking at many fabrics due to lack of financial wiggle room to spend on anything yet...but I'm looking forward to eventually getting some refreshing summer prints!

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  113. I am really looking forward to Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  114. Thanks for this great giveaway! My favourite new fabric is Hummingbird Leaves Jade by Kelani Fabrics (an Australian designer) - very pretty!

    Erin x

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  115. Like you, I love French General, but also like clean colour palettes like Ruby.

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  116. At the moment, I think my fav new collection might be Kate Spain's Terrain. But I have none.

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  117. looking forward to Hometown by Sweetwater...and anything Alexander Henry!

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  118. I'm looking forward to Little Apples. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I'm looking forward to "Curio" by Moda. Thanks!cwonitoy(at)shaw.ca

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  120. I don't know any spring collections.

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  121. I am looking forward to Ruby. My favorite right now is dilly dally by Me and My Sister.

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  122. I really like the Denise Schmidt line that just came out

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  123. I just finished a quilt for the Moda Bake Shop, and I used Grace....I am really liking it!

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  124. I'm looking forward to Heather Ross's Far Far Away III, and Melody Miller's new line. Exciting stuff! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  125. I'm am so excited about AMH's Lou Lou Thi. Just gorgeous!

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  126. What a great giveaway! I just bought some nice seersucker fabrics that I'm looking forward to using this summer! Thanks for the chance to win!
    okiedokiemama at yahoo dot com

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  127. I fell in love with Moda Central Park. I tend to gravitate towards bright colors it seems :D Thanks for hosting!

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  128. I'd have to say Terrain - Kate Spain (I still LOVE Fandango!!). Great giveaway - I'd love to win!!

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  129. I must have Paris Apartment by Bari J :) Thanks for the chance!

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  130. I am a big kate spain fan. Hope I can get my hands on her new line!

    Thanks for the chance to win these awesome prizes! =)

    Ly

    lyannab(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I am loving Little apples. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  132. I'm looking forward to Ruby!

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  133. Heirloom by Joel Dewberry has my name all over it! Thanks for the chance (I also love FG!)

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  134. I don't honestly know what lines are coming out...until I see new things on blogs...then I think, "Oh, that's really cute!" and go looking for it! =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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  135. I love Sarah jane's Children at play. Such a lovely blue for the boys.

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  136. I'm waiting for Little Apples!

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  137. I (heart) Sunkissed. Nuff said :-)

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  138. I really like Anna Maria Horner's new line.


    lindsay.forgette at gmail dot com

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  139. The fabric I was most looking forward to was Aviary 2! I just got my hands on some of the purple & aqua lines.... It's beautiful! Great giveaway! It sounds like you had a blast at the show!!! :)

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  140. Lovely giveaway>I am always for paisley.

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  141. i'm really looking forward to Sarah Jane's line for Michael Miller. Now I just need a little kid to make something for....

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  142. Verandah, and Terrain are the prettiest I have seen on my blog tours. Terrific giveaway!

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  143. Yeh, thanks for the invite I'll be glad to tag on!

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  144. I love Ruby. I am a new follower.

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  145. Michael Miller - Sorbet. So cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

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  146. Little Apples is what I'm waiting for!

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  147. I love Ruby!! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

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  148. I love Ruby! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  149. I love French General fabrics, especially Maison de Garance, but at the moment my fav, fabric line is Grace by 3 sisters- it is just lovely. :)

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  150. Hi there, I am really, really looking forward to the new Sarah Jane line. It just looks so fun! Thanks so much for sharing your loot. :)

    jansie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  151. To be frank, I don't know much about fabric lines. Just dipping my toes in this ocean of crafting. I do, however, love most floral prints and vintage fabrics.
    Thanks for the chance
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  152. I'm so new to sewing that I have yet to establish a favorite!

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  153. I'm really loving children at play! Thanks!

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  154. I'm new to all of this and don't even know what the spring fabrics will be!

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  155. It's so hot in Alabama it's hard not to look forward to fall.

    stayathomelibrarian at gmail dot com

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  156. Im loving the new Denise Schmidt fabrics right now

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  157. I love the new Tula Pink Prince Charming line! Adorable!!! Thank you for this chance!!! KERIHAG at YAHOO dot COM

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  158. What a lovely prize. Thanks for participating in the giveaway day.

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  159. I'd pick Kate Spain's Terrain since I love everything else she's designed.

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  160. I am actually really excited about Sarah Jane's new fabric. I have always loved her art and am so glad she has decided to put some of it on fabric!

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  161. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  162. I'm loving the Alphabet Soup Bundle for My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake. I love the graphics & colors of this new fabric. Thanks for a chance to win!

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