Monday, February 18, 2013

Celebrating 350 Followers - Heather Ross FQ Giveaway

I noticed the other day that I had reached 350 followers on this little blog of mine!  I've been mulling over what I could do to say thanks to those of you who read about my crafty and quilty adventures, and I thought, "What could be better than to share some of my stash with them?"

I have some Heather Ross prints that BD#1 gave me last summer from her shop.  Aren't they cute!  This line was from Hancock Fabrics, and is called Crafty Chloe.  I think this is a complete collection of the prints, but if not this is a complete collection of what I have.  The selection is 5 FQ or 1-1/4 yards of fabric.  These prints are perfect for fussy cutting! 

I recently made a 1 Hour Fat Quarter Tote for a swap with the sock monkeys.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Kinda quirky, but fun!  This is enough fabric to make one for yourself, if you so desire.


And I'll be updating the 1 Hour FQ Tote on Leona's blog in the not-too-distant-future, so be sure to come back for a peek.  I think she's planning a giveaway of her own soon, so you might want to check in sometimes...  just sayin'...



So how do you win these adorable prints?  Well, here's the scoop.

1.  Leave a comment below and tell me what makes a great tote bag.  Inquiring minds want to know.  What does a tote bag need to be "perfect"?

2.  Be (or become) a follower of my blog and leave a comment to tell me so (2nd entry).

3.  LIKE my Facebook page, and then leave a comment on the blog to let me know you did.  If you already LIKE my page, you can just LIKE the post to count for the giveaway.  =)  (NOTE:  Comments on the Facebook page are wonderful - and welcome - but won't count in the giveaway.  But you would make my day!) (Possible 3rd entry.)

4.  Post on your blog about this giveaway, then come back and leave a comment letting me know.  (Possible 4th entry.)

5.  Mention this giveaway on Instagram, Google +,  or other social media, and then come back and leave a comment.  (Possible 5th entry.)

So you have 5 possible entries to win the fun HR FQ bundle. BE SURE YOU ARE NOT A NO-REPLY BLOGGER.  The winner of my last giveaway was a no-reply blogger and I had no way to contact her so I had to choose another winner.  Too bad for her. =(

The giveaway will close next Saturday, February 23 at midnight.  I will let Mr. Random choose the winner sometime Sunday. 

Good luck!



160 comments:

  1. Those fabrics are so cute. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I like a tote bag that has lots of room on the inside to carry all my things. I also like it to have pockets on the inside and maybe one on the outside. I also like the handles to be long enough to carry it over my shoulder.(See, I don't ask for much. Lol)

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  2. I follow you on Facebook. Thanks again for the giveaway and congratulations on reaching 350 followers.

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  3. I like a tote to be able to be wrapped up and stuck in a purse until needed.

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  4. Congratulations on your 350th follower!! I am a friend of your daughter's we met at quilt market a few years ago. I like a totebag with a lot of places to put things and not too large.

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  5. I have "liked" your FB page. Maybe you can like mine right back. Mama Spark's Quilts.

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  6. Congratulations!
    I like a bag with lots of pockets and not too big otherwise I'm tempted to carry too much around with me!
    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!!

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  7. A perfect tote needs to have a handle long enough to throw over my shoulder, a light colored lining so I can find everything I am looking for, and be sturdy.

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  8. And I am a follower, thanks for the chance to win :)

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  9. 1. What I like for a tote bag is strong handles and maybe a snap or button at the top. I really don't need pockets. Love the fabric.

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  10. 5. I had to skip number 4. I tried to blog but I couldn't get it set up like I wanted and was getting confused. LOL. I shared your giveaway on FB. I see you will pick winner on Feb 23, that is my 64th b'day. What a great birthday gift that would be. LOL

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  11. I think a tote bag is perfect when it's strong and sturdy with a pocket for my keys. That makes them ideal for grocery shopping bags!

    Elisabeth.woo @gmail.com

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  12. I like pockets and a sturdy bottom on my totes.

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  13. I like you on FB and liked your post about the giveaway.

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  14. A great tote has to have numerous pockets. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. A tote should have great straps - not too thick and not too think and should be able to hang on your shoulder well. Great giveaway!! The cutest fabric ever.

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  16. Yay I am a happy follower! Thanks for the chance to win HEATHER ROSS!!!

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  17. Have liked you facebook page. Looks fab!! You are having a brilliant giveaway!!

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  18. Such cute fabric! Pockets are what make a tote for me! I have so many tote bags with no pockets, and all the small stuff just ends up hiding in the bottom. Super frustrating! :)

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  19. I like you on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU VIA GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  21. HI! THESE THINGS MAKE A GREAT TOTE: STURDY FABRIC,STURDY INTERFACING AND YOUR FAVORITE FABRICS FOR THE OUTSIDE. THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  22. Happy follower :) Totes need plenty of pockets!

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  23. I follow your blog

    madameugly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. The big thing for me with bags/totes are the straps. They need to be long enough to go over your shoulder but not too long.

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  25. Such a cute fabric bundle! We love the children's picture book that the fabric matches! I like totes to have a pocket or two and the straps need to be a good length for me. :)

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  26. wonderful fabric! - the perfect tote should definitely have interior pockets, possibly with a zipper. Feet if possible. AND: a key chain (since I spend hours looking for my keys....).

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  27. A good tote bag must have enough room for everything I want to carry that day. Of course that changes daily so you need a lot of tote bags! Also, a couple pockets inside and/or out are good.

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  28. I like your Facebook page already. Thank you for the awesome giveaway. Congratulations on 350 followers.

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  29. I posted about this on Google+.

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  30. Totebags need lots of color and lots of pockets.

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  31. Congrats on your blogging milestone-yay! I think a great tote bag has long straps, plenty of pockets, and maybe even a divider.

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  32. Love tote bags with big openings. Would love to make a tote with the Heather Ross fabric.

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  33. I am a follower and continue to do so:-)

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  34. I "liked" you on Facebook too--my, but those Heather Ross,s are just too stinkin' cute, especially those doggies!

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  35. Such cute fabrics! We dont have that line or store close by. I love a tote that is not too closed, ease of getting stuff in them is important to me. Pockets , lots of pockets are nice too. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  36. I am a follower on google reader. Thanks Susan

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  37. I love to have a tote bag with zipper :)
    More secure for me :)

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  38. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/303638735151570944

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  39. I just found your blog through your daughter!! So, I'm a new follower and very excited to look around!

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  40. For me, tote bags are all about structure - I recently finished a pieced one which I straight-line quilted with batting and a light canvas as the bottom layer. It really gave the tote a good shape and substance!

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  41. A good tote should have a zipper/closure and inside compartments. Structure is nice too, but it really depends on the purpose for the bag. The most important thing is that you like what you make (and are proud of it!) and you find it useful.

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  42. I like a sturdy tote in fun fabrics.

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  43. I think the perfect tote bag needs a pocket somewhere!

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  44. Great tote bags have pockets somewhere!!!

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  45. Very cute fabrics!! I think a good tote has to have lots of pockets and be of a good size.

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  46. Super cute and fun fabric! I think the perfect tote would have a sturdy bottom, pockets on the inside, pockets on the outside, adjustable strap and big enough to hold what's needed but can still fit under the seat on the plane. Did I forget anything? hehe.

    Thank you for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I like a tote that can roll up and be stashed in my handbag!

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  48. I'm a follower of your blog.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I like your page and post on FB!

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  50. I follow you on FB. I left some comment luv as well, hehe.

    Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I don't have a blog but I did share on G* and FB. I'll have to research how to share a post without a "share" button, hehe, I'm alittle tech challenged.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. A tote needs to be big enough and pretty.

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  53. I'm a follower of your blog gfc: karrie smith

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  54. I liked your facebook page (karrie smith)

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  55. I pinned your giveaway: http://pinterest.com/pin/109564203406620354/

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  56. Happy 350+ followers! What a great giveaway!

    IMHO, a great tote needs pockets! I also like a flat bottom so that it can stand on its own.

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  57. A great tote needs pockets so important stuff doesn't just fall to the bottom

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  58. The tote has to be lined, can be reversable. And if it has a zipped pocket even better.

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  59. Awesome giveaway - Thank you! Especially if you have little girls in your life. I am so glad I found your blog, and you. See you soon.

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  60. I just started following your blog :) I look forward to seeing your creations!

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  61. I love a messager strap on a tote. (adjustable)

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  62. I started reading your blog just recently and enjoy it. I've also just started making totes nd bags and think inside pockets and fusible batting are key. The fabric in the giveaway is so cute. Thanks

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  63. Inside pockets that are a bit over-sized for the suggested item, ie: cell phone, ipad, etc.. Thanks for the chance to win this fab bundle of fabric.

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  64. I am a follower of your blog. #355 to be exact :)

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  65. I shared your giveaway on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/GJeanneGwin/posts/490790147651931

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  66. For me, a tote bag must be searchable while still on my shoulder (meaning, I have to be able to put my arm in it and rummage about without have to sit the bag down) - LOL!

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  67. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/giddy99/status/304227192693465088

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  68. I don't like the sides my tote bag to be floppy, so it has to have adequate interfacing. Thanks! kcannon@anwsu.org

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  69. I liked you on Facebook.
    kcannon@anwsu.org

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  70. A good tote bag is one that does not really look like a tote bag! Something that looks more like a purse but functions like a tote bag would be ideal.

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  71. I'm already a follower on my reader.

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  72. A good tote at has a few pockets inside that have closures (like with Velcro)
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Bkringel(at)gmail.com

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  73. Just added your blog to my reader. Thanks so much!
    Bkringel(at)gmail.com

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  74. i like tote bags that have a zipped pocket in the lining for easy access. i strongly dislike dividers in totes. thanks for the giveaway!

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  75. lots of different size pockets and a built in key ring to clip your keys to so they don't fall to the bottom and get lost among the abbes of junk that is always carried around

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  77. Long enough straps - very important for a good tote bag!

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  78. Perfect shape that can stand up easily and not fall over. I don't mind leaning it against something, but a flat bottom is a must.

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  79. A good tote should:
    1. Stay on your shoulder - not be so shorthandled that it falls off
    2. Have a few pockets - some on the inside and one on the outside for a water bottle.
    3. Flat bottom so it stands up

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  80. I think a bag with lots of pockets is the key - I always seem to lose the little things in my bags! Additionally, the straps need to be large enough to go over my shoulder - I don't need my hands full of bag handles.

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  81. For me, having a solid use for the bag makes it perfect. (Plus cute fabric)

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  82. tote bags-- I love pockets, so the more the better!

    Not sure if I'm a no-reply blogger, so my email is tarahines (at) gmail.com

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  83. following your blog...

    Not sure if I'm a no-reply blogger, so my email is tarahines (at) gmail.com

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  84. liked on FB!

    Not sure if I'm a no-reply blogger, so my email is tarahines (at) gmail.com

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  85. Mentioned on google+

    Not sure if I'm a no-reply blogger, so my email is tarahines (at) gmail.com

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  86. Posted about it on my blog, stitchfancy.com.

    Not sure if I'm a no-reply blogger, so my email is tarahines (at) gmail.com

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  87. I just discovered your blog and am now following it. :) LOVE it!

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  88. I found you on FB and am following you as brandy lynn's quilts.

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  89. For me, the perfect tote has great organization. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. It has to be nice and sturdy, so don't skimp with the interfacing or fleece...my favorite one was one I did with the QAYG method!

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  91. A good tote bag starts with a good pattern. -such as yours .. I love making that bag !

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  92. I love tote bags with long handles and plenty of pockets!

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  93. Long handles, great fabrics and lovely little details:)

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  94. The perfect tote would have the perfect length for me. I am short with short legs, so many totes drag on the ground if I carry them by the handles in my hand.

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  95. I am a follower. Hancock Fabrics had/has Heather Ross???? Do you know when that was or if they still do?

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  96. I now Like your Facebook page. Thank you for being so generous!

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  97. inside pockets.. great handle length and be able to stand.. instead of toppling everytime you set it down.

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  98. I love these prints, I've never seen the one with the lady at her sewing machine!

    For me, a great tote depends on the straps. They need to be just the right length, but not too long that the tote hits my hips at an awkward spot!

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  99. I'm a follower too, have been for a while now :)

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  100. I posted on my blog: http://karrie-s.blogspot.com/2013/02/fabric-love.html

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  101. A great tote should have at least one zippered compartment, one cell phone compartment, and should be made of fabulous fabric! thanks so much for the giveaway and for your delightful blog!

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