Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day!

UPDATE: The winner of the B&C bundle is #313, dcargill. Congratulations!

Hello and welcome to Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day bonanza! If you’re a first-time visitor, I’m Michelle, a stay-at-home mom to two little monkey boys who sews in her every spare moment.

Mostly, I’m a quilts-and-bags kind of gal, as you can see from my most recent creations ...

Clockwise from top left: Cargo Duffle Bag, Oh Christmas Tree Mini,
Miranda Bag, Orange Peel Pillow

When I’m not chasing after my boys or sewing my latest project, I’m searching for my phone. If I have my phone in hand, then I’m looking for my slippers. Sigh. Sad, but true.

I’ve recently decided to start hoarding Bonnie and Camille fabric for a future quilt. Why? Moda does not rerun its fabric collections, and more often than not, I find myself missing out on fabulous lines, including those designed by B&C. And before I was a sewer, I was an antiquer, buying and selling post-WWII glass. I have all the antiques I need now, but I miss the hunt and it’s fun to troll off-the-beaten-path quilt shops for overlooked B&C gems.

I’d love someone to join me in this effort (read that as: I want to be your fabric enabler!), so I’m giving away eight fat quarters to jumpstart one lucky reader’s B&C stash. Some of the fat quarters are from Happy Go Lucky, and some are from April Showers. There’s even a fat from Marmalade for good measure.


This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. For a first chance to win, comment on this post, sharing an old fabric line that you love. One of my favorites is Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley.

Both old and new readers receive a second chance by following me and leaving a second comment. Please indicate how you follow me, whether it’s Bloglovin’, Feedly, RSS, Instagram (@frombolttobeauty), etc. Please don’t say that you follow me on Facebook—I’m not on Facebook!

This giveaway is open through Sunday, May 10, at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. I will email the winner and announce his or her name on this post by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13. Please note: The fabric will not be shipped out until Monday, May 18, because I’m taking a sweet childless vacation with my husband. (Do you know of any quilt shops near West Palm Beach, Florida?!)

UPDATE: The giveaway is closed.

I know your reading time is limited, but give From Bolt to Beauty a shot. Both here and on Instagram, it’s all crafts all the time. If after a few weeks, my crafty adventures aren’t your cup of tea, no worries—we’ll part as friends.

Enjoy this round of Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day and good luck!

BTW: I typically respond to comments on my blog via email. Since I expect a lot of people to want a chance to win this prize, I doubt I’ll be able to follow up with everyone on this post. My apologies! Rest assured that I read every comment, though. : ) 

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395 comments:

  1. I follow you on IG and via bloglovin

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  2. I can't believe I'm the first one to answer. I love(d) acacia from miss tula pink

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  3. I loved Whimsy by Fig Tree Quilts. Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  4. I follow you on Instagram.
    fabricstasher24

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  5. Hi! I follow you via Bloglovin

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  6. I really love Tula Pink's Prince Charming

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  7. Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope

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  8. Thanks for a lovely giveaway. I loved Amy Butlers Charm, I think it was her first or 2nd line, I still have a little left!

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  9. I don't really have a favorite line or designer.

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  10. Guising by Lizzy House! 👻🎃

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  11. I follow with Bloglovin' thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. I really loved Rouenneries by French General!

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  13. I am pretty new to this quilting lark, so have missed sooo much! But the most recent fave was Winged by Bonnie Christine. Thanks

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  14. Not so good at following by any official means (being a technophobe!).... but I do check in with you regularly - hope that still counts!

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  15. I like all the older Heather Ross fabrics. Also Denyse Schmidt's line, Flea Market Fancy. Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  16. I follow you on IG as well! shopgirl7232 at yahoo dot com

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  17. Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson

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  18. I follow you on bloglovin and instragram :)

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  19. Some old favorites are Ruby by Bonnie and Camille, Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter, and Sew Mama Sew by Sweetwater.

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  20. I adore Parisville by Tula Pink, and I'm lucky that I snatched up a bunch of it before it went goodbye! :) And dude, I'm ALWAYS looking for my phone.

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  21. PLUS, I totally follow you on IG and via blogger's reader.

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  22. I am a bonnie and Camille fan girl too. I love marmalade! Of and enjoy your child free vacation! We are planning our first this summer

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  23. I follow you on instagram (littlehousenthedairy)

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  24. I love the Scrumptious line. I am fairly new to quilting and sewing in general. When I first discovered Moda, Scrumptious was the first line I fell in love with. However, I didn't know what to do with precuts so I never bought it. I really wish I had now.

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  25. I really LOVE just about any line that Lori Holt designs! Her patterns always compliment her fabric.
    I follow you on Bloglovin.
    Thanks! nettiecrain@live.com

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  26. Years ago, before precuts were invented, I bought 1/2 yard of every fabric in a Red Rooster line. I made a lovely Bits 'n Pieces sampler quilt from that and then let the leftovers percolate for a decade or so. And you know what? If you loved it to begin with, it looks just as good 10 years later, even though the colours and style might be completely dated. Old fabric, new Nancy Mahoney pattern, and we're off to the races again!

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  27. Just added you to my instagram feed!

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  28. Right now I'm all about letters and numbers, so a mix of fabric lines

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  29. Oh my, I'm new to sewing and fabrics, so I don't have a favorite old fabric line to list! However, my mom has had this piece of fabric from "the orient" for just ever (I'm 37) - and I'm going to ask if she's willing to give it up to me to make a cute clutch!

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  30. I follow you on Bloglovin.
    hijoffe@gmail.com

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  31. I loved Fossil Ferns.
    hijoffe@gmail.com

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  32. Those are some pretty fq's :) My favorite line of all time is Sunkissed by Sweetwater, I love to go on the hunt for fabrics from this line, my hoard is a nice size :) Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  33. Thanks for being the funniest crafting blogger I follow...via Bloglovin'.

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  34. I am afraid I don't have the memory anymore for names. I buy what I fall in love with.

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  35. My favorite is Cosmo Cricket's Baby Jane.

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  36. i would love some more of seaside rose by three sisters.

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  37. I follow with Bloglovin. x

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  38. Thank you for an amazing giveaway, Bonnie and Camille are my favourite designers. I also love Aneela Hoey and especially her Posy fabric range. x

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  39. I love Ruby by Bonnie and Camille!!

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  40. Such a great question! I love Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party!

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  41. I started quilting last year, so I don't know of any old fabric lines.I did like the varieties of cat fabric that came out a few years ago when cat fabric was in style.

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  42. I follow you on instagram with the name shroomfrog.

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  43. Fun giveaway! My favorite older line is probably Marmalade from Bonnie & Camille. I missed it and keep searching .

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  44. Fun giveaway! My favorite older line is probably Marmalade from Bonnie & Camille. I missed it and keep searching .

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  45. still love Rock 'n Romance by Pat Bravo!

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  46. I love Wild &Free. Maureen is such a beautiful and creative person and it really comes out in her fabrics. Thanks!

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  47. I love Persimmon by Basic Grey.

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  48. Well I have only been in the game about 3 years so my favorite line is Nordika by Jeni Baker and it isn't old but still hard to find now.

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  49. A cute line that I missed out on is Countdown to Christmas by Sweetwater. Still kicking myself in the butt about that one.....Thanks for the giveaway! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  50. I follow you via Instagram. jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  51. Ive been searching for more padstow range by cabbages and roses for moda to go with a layer cake I have.

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  52. oh… There are so many I like, I have one favourite that is no longer being made…Arcady for Moda

    irinadejuanATgmailDOTcom

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  53. I adore (& hoard) Echo & Bella by Lotta Jansdotter.

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  54. Any of Kate Spain's lines, especially Daydream. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  55. I'm not one to follow designers or fabric lines - I buy based on size, scale and color, with an eye to enhancing my current stash, as well as to working with it.

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  56. I follow you via Feedly. greycatquilts@yahoo.com

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  57. Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree! Beautiful, old (or as Joanna would say, vintage;-) and really hard to find. I still have a JR and a FQ and some charm packs:-)

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  58. Hmm...the original Lush Uptown.

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  59. My favorite old line is Lightning Bugs by Heather Ross. I am a fellow B & C fan too.

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  60. I am a new follower on Bloglovin and Instagram.

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  61. It's not that old (so still available in most places), but I really like Riley Blake's Roundup

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  62. I love anything Heather Ross (old & new!)

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  63. Great giveaway! Some of my 'old' fabric loves - 1974 by Urban Chiks for Moda, Patisserie by Fig Tree for Moda and Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson. Guess I should get busy on #mypreciousqal

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  64. I love anything by Bonnie and Camille! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  65. I love Apple of my eye by Riley Blake

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  66. I love Hometown by Sweetwater.

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  67. I love the original Flower Sugar line from Lucien

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  68. I am a new follower on Instagram. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  69. I really like Sandy Gervais' fall lines -- still to need to make a quilt from my collection, though! I don't think I own any B&C. annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  70. I have always loved the older Heather Ross fabrics with the whimsical prints of bicycles and lightning bugs.

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  71. I just started quilting after a few years of learning to sew on my treadles and still learning the ropes. I'm an upcycling queen, so almost all of my fabric purchases are from Goodwill! I love quilting and sewing with throw-away, but still very cool prints!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Chiara
    SewOldSchool.com

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  72. I love everything Tula Pink - especially Acacia.

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  73. I've just added you to my bloglovin' feed

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  74. Actually I recently discovered Bonnie and Camille and am so sorry I have missed so many past collections. I hope to make up for it in the future.

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway. I love Marmalade and Scrumptious.

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  76. I'm a bonnie and Camille fan - I love Ruby and Bliss!

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  77. I actually love those April Shower Umbrellas. I also liked Salt Air... though I have no idea what I'm going to do with it now that I have it. :P Thanks for the chance to win!

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  78. Joel Dewberry's Birch Farm.

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  79. I love Maureen Crackenell's Wild and Free!

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  80. I still love Heather Ross's Mendocino fabric.

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  81. Bonnie and Camille's fabrics are my favorites. I have loved all of their lines.

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  82. i follow on instagram
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  83. I follow on Instagram. Lovely fabrics and your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Crystal

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  84. Tula Pinks Parisville would be great to find lurking in a dusty fabric shop somewhere! Thanks for the great giveaway - have a lovely holiday! x

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  85. I follow you on bloglovin x

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  86. I don't know the name of the line, but it was an old Jennifer Paginelli line that I had a very small amount of and used every scrap.

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  87. I liked Briar Rose by Heather Ross

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  88. Bonnie and Camille's Ruby is a favorite.

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  90. I follow you on bloglovin' now. Thanks!

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  91. I love AMH's good folks line.

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  92. There was a Michael Miller line that I can't remember the name of - Out and About? Maybe? It was retro campers and luggage, and for some reason, I just loved it. :)

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  93. I don't have a favorite--I love them all!!

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  94. My favorite is Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade fabric! Thanks for a chance to win some great fabric!

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  95. I wish I knew enough about fabrics to know them by names :) If you asked me about yarn, however... :)

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  96. I wish I could afford some Tula Pink Neptune.

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  97. I follow you on bloglovin'.

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  98. It's not super old, but I love Architextures. :)

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  99. I don't know if it's old because they keep coming out with new lines but I love Darlene Zimmerman's 30's Reproduction prints.

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  100. I had a thing for Fig Tree's Dandelion Girl!

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  101. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  102. The first quilt I started was made with a jelly roll of a line called Whimsy from moda. I have a soft spot for it still.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  103. I really don't know "old" lines or even new lines - I kind of get my fabric randomly. :) I should really start paying attention! Ok, so my favorite line is "The Remnants Bin at the Fabric Store". :)

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  104. I don't really have a favorite line or designer...I love most all fabrics.

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  105. I have been following with bloglovin.

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  106. I only started quilting a month ago but I love Moda terrain & can't find it anywhere!

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  107. I like anything by Basic Grey or Sandy Gervais

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  108. My favorite old collection is Les Amis.

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  109. And I follow you by bloglovin', instagram, and guild sharing

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  110. I love tula pink's Prince Charming...made my first quilt with it...and just used up the last of it on a baby quilt for a friend...sigh

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  111. i follow you on instagram

    erin2470@hotmail.com

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  112. I love Ruby by Bonnie and Camille. I am a big Band C fan!
    momik97(at)aol(dot)com

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  113. I'm still in love with Tula Pink's hushabye range.
    :) twocheekymonkeys at live dot com

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  114. Anna Maria Horner Good Folks. It's from my pre-sewing days and I now buy every single line she comes out with because I'm so afraid of missing out!

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  115. Cut Qs! I can't think of an old line I love. I guess I just love everything.

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  116. I am now following you on blog lovin'.

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  117. I'm a newer quilter and don't really know all the lines of fabric, new or old, but I do love the cotton and steel lines!!

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  118. Heather Ross’s Brair Rose!

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  119. I love all the fabric collection by Kate Spain. Her older fabric collections are getting harder to find. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway Day and the chance to win those fat quarters. Have a Happy Mother's Day.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  120. to be honest, I'm in love with anything Bonnie and Camille, or Kate Spain!!

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  121. Central Park from Kate Spain.

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  122. central park by Kate Spain! i love all her lines. :)

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  123. What gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite old line Tweet by Timeless Treasures- I wish they would bring that one back! cherisetoweratyahoodotca

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  124. Reading through others' favorite fabrics reminded me of some I forgot about. I was first going to say Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope, but how could I leave out Heather Ross' Lightning Bugs and Other Wonders, or Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille, or Lush Uptown No. 1?

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  125. I'm following you with Bloglovin.

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  126. I love all of Tilapink lines

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  127. I've become a bit of a B&C hoarder myself in the past year or so, the only designers I purposely try to follow. Marmalade was a line I missed out on that I wished I hadn't.

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  128. I am a new follower with RSS Feeds.

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  129. Sorry, don't know anything about fabric lines! I just buy fabric I like without knowing their name :) thanks for the chance!

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  130. I still love Sweetwater's Reunion and Hometown.

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  131. Haven't quilted long...but I am stilllll so "Addicted" to Marmalade!! Have some Charms still & few fat quartes...am Always on the lookout for this Awesome fabric line! :)

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  132. I am a Follower thru Bloglovin :)
    Thanks for chance to win!

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  133. I love the helen's garden collection from Michael Miller

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  134. I too love Bonnie and Camille fabric. I'm new to fabric collections, so I can't think of one I miss. I am partial to April Showers. I really like your Hope Valley quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  135. my favourite collection ever was autumn woods by moda

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  136. Autumn Woods is my most reason favorite find in out of print fabric, it ran last year.

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  137. The Echino with the bonnett busses!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  138. following on bloglovin

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  139. I sew a lot with used fabrics. I don't know many lines :)

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  140. Ruby is one of my all-time favorite collections and it was a B&C line also. I made a large picnic quilt, a throw and a pillow out of that collection. I couldn't get enough of it!

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  141. I love anything Boonie and Camille in fact I am collecting from their different lines to make a scrappy quilt. I love Marmalade (especially the fabric you have. . . I don't have that one).

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  142. When push comes to shove my memory always fails me but Laurel Burch had a painted horse line out about 6 years ago...wish I had bought a lot more!!!

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  143. October Afternoon's Seaside for Riley Blake. Loved the vintage illustrations.

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  144. I love Tula Pink's Fox Fields
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  145. I follow on Bloglovin' (I love the name of your blog - very clever and so true!)
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  146. The Lightening Bugs collection from Heather Ross was my favorite ever.

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  147. I'll admit I've never much had the opportunity to really pay attention to modern fabric lines (would lead to an obsession I can't afford!) but I adore a lot of the old feed sack patterns from during the Depression :)

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  148. Hope Valley is one of my favourites too and Katie Jump Rope!

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  149. Faith, Hope and Love by Northcott. Beautiful fabric

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  150. Kokka fabric.

    Deborah
    Pink Scissors Design on Etsy
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  151. It seems there are many gorgeous fabric collections that I missed, before I started sewing. I think my favourite older collection is Bliss by B&C. I did have a layer cake of it and still have some scraps - much treasured!

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  152. I'm a relatively new quilter soI don't really know a lot about previous lines, which I suppose is good, because sometimes it's better to not know what you're missing. Had to laugh about your phone comment - I'm the same way, always losing and then looking for it!

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  153. Having just had a bit of a nose around your blog, I'm a new follower on Feedly

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  154. I don't know the name of the line, but it had a lot of pinks, yellows, and ladybugs. I saw it somewhere online, and of course it's over 3 years old so I can't find it anywhere.

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  155. Well I would say that Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow line from a few years back is my favourite line - it is the lime green and navy combo that I love so much!

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