Friday, March 8, 2013

Give Away: Beat the Winter Blues - Blog Hop

GIVE AWAY HAS CLOSED.  Thanks for participating!


Welcome to Quarter Mile Quilts! 
I am your host, Kate (hehe - I crack myself up)

Today I am participating in the Beat the Winter Blues Blog Hop and am excited to meet fellow quilters and bloggers!  Being a native Arizonan, it can difficult to relate to the winter blues (we have more of the "summer reds" as I call it, when we just get tired of the heat).  However, I am always up for a quilt party!



 
As a part of the "hop," I am giving away a set of 44, 4" squares that feature Kate Spain's Central Park line with a few coordinating prints to round it out.  To enter all you'll need to do is leave a comment below telling me your favorite feature of quilt blogs (i.e. tutorials, pictures of wonderful fabric, etc.).  International entries are welcomed.

Give-away closes March 14th at 11:59PM.  Please only one comment per person!  I'll be randomly picking the winner using a random number generator to keep things fair :)

With that said, feel free to browse around the blog and if you so desire, follow Quarter Mile Quilts.

Notes: The squares are cut by hand in my pet-free, smoke-free home.  Also, please note that there are more of the cobblestone (light brown) print than the other squares.


147 comments:

  1. Lovely fabrics and a nice giveaway. I love blogs that have some tutorials with great illustrations. There is always so much to learn from others!

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  2. I love tutorials! The more pictures of process, the better.

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  3. I like to see what other quilters are making. It gives me lots of inspiration and keeps me skill-building!

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  4. I love tutorials, thank you for the giveaway!

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  5. I love seeing the variety of fabrics quilters use for projects

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  6. I love sharing the lives of quilters all over and seeing how, even though we are all very different, we all share the common love of quilting (or whatever the blog is about.). Thanks for he giveaway!

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  7. I love to look for inspiration of things to do for myself, so I like to see projects. Thanks for sharing the giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  8. This is my favourite fabric. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. I always like to see lots of photos of nice fabrics and quilts and projects on the go!

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  9. Many favorites mostly seeing what everyone is making and their version!

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  10. Love Kate Spain! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win. I love looking at all blogs for inspiration on what I will quilt next! Nothing like checking out everyone else's hard work to inspire me.

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  12. I have been wanting Central Park fabric but I thought it was unavailable... until I met you! OMG you are the hostess with the mostest (hehehe... we are kindred spirits!) Now the reason for following blogs is to get inspiration, check out what's new, what's happening, and I don't want to miss a thing! Thanks for helping me Beat the Winter Blahs... ooops, I mean Blues!

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    1. Mimi, I love Kate Spain and am so glad to find another fan! Thanks for participating and sorry to not respond until now.

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  13. I am definitely all about the tutorials... even if it is for a common item (say a pouch) I always learn some new tip or trick I find...

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  14. thank you for the chance to win. I like tutorials

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  15. I love seeing the beautiful quilts - and other things - that people make. And hearing a bit about their lives.

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  16. My favourite thing about blogs is seeing what others create, what inspired them to do so. And then of course countless tutorials and sew alongs :)

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  17. I love Kate Spain fabrics.
    What I really like about blogs is seeing what others make, learning how to do same things another way and be inspired.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  18. I love seeing what other quilters are doing and the tutorials.

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  19. I like to see finished projects. The different patterns and fabric choices are always inspiring. Thanks for the give away.

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  20. I love tutorials. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I love to see how others feed their quilt addiction! So I do not feel so alone as a fabric addict ;-)
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com

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  22. I love to see what everyone is working on. Such inspiration. Your giveaway fabrics are just lovely. Thanks!

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  23. I really appreciate the tutorials - great way to learn tips & tricks to make quilting easier.
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  24. I like to see the finished projects. They give me ideas/inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Those lovely fabrics will look wonderful in someone's quilt! Thank you sew much for this chance to win. :-D

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  26. Pictures are my favorite. Especially pictures of quilts!

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  27. Pictures, the more the better. Thanks for the chance.

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  28. Lovely giveaway!! I enjoy tutorials and great pictures
    Thanks for the chance.

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  29. HI! NEAT GIVEAWAY!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    REALLY LIKE PHOTOS WITH TUTORIALS!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  30. Pretty fabrics...I enjoy easy-to-follow tutorials best. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  31. I do like to see tutorials. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  32. I love the tutorials and pictures. It helps to inspire me to get quilting and maybe think outside the box! Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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  33. I love pictures of in-progress and finished quilts the most. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I love tutorials and how to's. Not so much picture after picture of finished quilts. Lovely giveaway.

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  35. I like seeing what people are creating, either in progress, fabric selection and finished quilts

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  36. pictures and giveaways. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Tutorials are nice on blogs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. I love the fabrics. I love reading tutorials and like doing blocks of the month with different bloggers. 'They are so inspiring

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  39. Tutorials are my favorite thing about blogs. Pictures are wonderful also. thanks for the chance

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  40. i love reading the tutorials. I get so many good ideas.

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  41. Very lovely prints. Glad you are not having to deal with this pesky snow. Just when we think it is going to warm up we get a few more inches.

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  42. I just love (and need) tutorials! Best way to learn :) thanks for this great giveaway!

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  43. I love tutorials with picture :D

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  44. A few days ago it was 15 degrees celcius, sunny and spring! But now it's cold again and there is even a bit of snow.....brrr. Those loveley fabrics of yours give me a sping feeling and make me smile!
    Thank you for this great give away!

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  45. Just lovely. Thanks for the chance!

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  46. I like to see well-written tutorials and also sewing tips and hints.

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  47. I like tutorials and pictures of straight line quilting ideas. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  48. Very pretty fabric! I love to find tutorials on blogs.

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  49. I love tutorials with lots of pictures!

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  50. I like pictures, inspiration stories, tutorials

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  51. I like tutorials with lots of pictures, too! I like to see the whole finished project. Some bloggers are better at this than regularly published magazines!

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  52. Great giveaway - I love Kate Spain!
    I like tutorials and pictures of the authors projects!

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  53. First: I love Kate Spain`s design. Second: Tutorials are welcome when I surf around!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  54. Kate Spain's fabrics are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. I like to see photos of projects -- always inspiring! Love Kate Spain's fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!
    ps. sorry if I commented twice -- when I tried the first time it didn't seem to work

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  56. I like blogs that talk about more than just how much stash has been used up. I like to get to know the person behind the blog.

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  57. I love photos of quilts and the fabric they are made from.
    Barb@Witsend

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  58. I like to see pictures of completed project, as well as pictures of projects steps.
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I love the turtorials and all the helpful hints on making things easier. I am so amazed with all the beautiful quilt and what everyone is working on. Thanks for having a give away.

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  60. I actually enjoys quit fails. I like to know I am not the only one!

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  61. I love the tutorials. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on your draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  62. I love seeing what others are making.Thank you so much for a great giveaway.

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  63. I like in-progress photos rather than just viewing the finished item. I want to see the bits and pieces and if you make a mistake, admit and show it. We can all learn from or mistakes and sometimes they become a wonderful new variation.

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  64. I also love tuts - love new techniques and little projects. Fabric is lovely!

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  65. Lots of pictures, Love to see quilts and how they are quilted. Thanks.

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  66. Tutorials with pretty pictures! thanks

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  67. Generous giveaway!! I really like the pictures of the quilting and the completed whole quilts.

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  68. I love beautiful photos, useful tips, humour, and a little bit of personal contact.

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  69. I like blogs that are clean with a lot of visually stunning imagery... And a blogger that has similar tastes to my own.

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  70. I love inspiration on great new designs. This could be in form of pictures or tutorials or just a sketch of a idea that would inspire me to try something new.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  71. I like tips more than tutorials, and I love seeing original ideas. Lots of creative bloggers out there!

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  72. I enjoy blogs with lots of great photos and tutorials, thanks for a great giveaway!

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  73. what lovely fabrics. I really love tutorials with lots of pictures that are easy to follow.

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite part of blogs is inspiring photos! (I'm guilty of skimming!)

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  75. Your quilts are so fun! Enjoy the blog hop...

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  76. I love the tutorials I find on blogs and the pictures of quilts and blocks. I get lots of ideas and information this way. It's great. Thanks for letting us visit. Come by and see us at Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a minute.

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  77. I love looking at blogs for inspiration, so my favorite part is looking at beautiful pictures. But the posts that I like the most? It's kind of like when I see America's test kitchen and they give hints of what NOT to do because here's exactly how it goes wrong. I learn a lot from quilters that also post their mistakes. Thanks for letting me visit

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  78. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely prize and taking part in the hop.

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  79. High five - I'm from AZ too! I love tutes and process pics :)

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  80. Great giveaway! I love tutorials, great pictures, and quilt alongs.

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  81. Your fabrics are beautiful. I love Kate Spain. I think that I enjoy the pictures of fabrics, projects and techniques on blogs.

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  82. Tutorials with pictures are the best.

    syvisser@gmail.com

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  83. I like several things about the blogs I follow. I find a lot of inspiration from the projects people are working on and the tutorials are great. I have found out how to do several different things that I couldn't master before. I also like lots of pictures of pets, quilts and travels.

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  84. Love your quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. I, too, like tutorials with good photos and directions. Thanks for the give away.

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  86. I like to see other's work and get new tips.

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  87. I love blogs with how-to's, tutorials and great photos. As well as a few jokes or smile worthy comments added too. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  88. I like seeing what projects people are working on :)

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  89. I love pretty pictures of fabric and tutorials

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  90. I love seeing lots of great pictures to inspire me. Tutorials are great if they have clear photos and easy instructions. I'm rubbish at taking photos so I admire good photography!

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  91. I love blogs with lots fo tutorials. As in step by step to walk this still Newbie quilter of a self thorugh every single one of those steps. Love to see lot sof projects as well. Thank you for the chance to enter such a beautiful fabric giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. I work pretty much in isolation, so I'm looking for inspiration to make sure that I don't get in a rut. Seeing what other people are doing encourages me to stretch those creative muscles.

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  93. I like pictures. Thanks for chance to win.

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  94. I like pictures of various projects. Thanks for chance towin.

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  95. Tutorials are my favorite part. I need a lot of details!

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  96. I also love tutorials! One can get such wonderful ideas from them. Thanks for participating in this hop.

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  97. I appreciate the tutorials with pictures. I find that easier to follow along with. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  98. Great blog... I love tutorials also - especially with lots of pictures, but I also like the personal touch... I think that is where the connection lies. You and I are the only Arizona blogs in this party! Glad we are neighbors! The fabric is gorgeous! (Yes, fabric is "eye candy")

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  99. tutorials with new things to make.

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  100. I love the pictures of finished quilts- it is so inspiring! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  101. I have Kate Spain's quilt patterns but I haven't been lucky enough to win any of her fabric collections. So, I enjoy quilting tutorials, a way to learn; recipes, gotta have new ones; and maybe a free quilt pattern, one that appeals to you and can't wait to make it and maybe a quilt along. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and giving all of us, your followers, a chance to win that material.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  102. I love t when a blog posts photos that inspired a project as well as the photo of the completed project.

    Great giveaway! Those fabrics are gorgeous! I could find a project for those in an instant!
    Be sure to check out my blog hop giveaway too at www.brandylynndesigns.blogspot.com

    Email:info@explorefibre.com

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  103. Kate, these are lovely, I'd love to put them together! On blogs I like pictures, pretty pictures.

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  104. I love tutorials and learn so much from them. bettyann@carrollfamily.org

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  105. I love tutorials and learn so much from them.
    bettyann@carrollfamily.org

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  106. Oh the tutorials on the blogs are very helpful, but the pictures of fabric is inspirational. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. I love seeing tutorials and also completed quilts or other projects-I like to be inspired!

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  108. I love lots of pictures! :) Thanks for the great giveaway! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  109. I love hearing about blogger's quilt process as well as eye candy- sometimes even if it doesn't relate to the post. Thanks for participating in the Quilter's Blog Hop.

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  110. I love tutorial and finished projects but I especially love seeing WIP - to inspire me and encourage me to keep creating.

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  111. Hmmm hard to pick just one. I love lots of pictures. Pictures of fabrics, projects in progress, etc.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  112. I am a nosey person and love seeing what other are making... they spark my creative candle..

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  113. I love tutorials so the more picture accompanying the better oh I'm excited about 40 squares!! Thank you so much.

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  114. I really just seeing what everyone is doing. I get so much inspiration!!!

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  115. I think I just like teh pictures, and the interaction with other sewers. Process posts are always good.

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  116. Lovely Fabrics! Those would be great for my paper piecing! I Love Tutorials so you can learn new techniques!

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  117. Tutorials are my favorite :)
    Your fabrics are beautiful, thank you for the chance to win them!

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  118. i enjoy seeing the process and inspiration of quilts. also tutorials with good instructions/pictures.

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  119. I love the tutorials! Instant inspiration. Thanks!

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  120. I love seeing photos of quilts in progress, fabric and sewing rooms. Thanks for a great giveaway! I have a bit of that fabric line. Love all Kate Spain fabrics!

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  121. thank you for this chance to win. hugs Alessandra

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  122. I like tutorial with picutures and also just "plain" beautiful quilts (to become inspired).
    ehodasz at yahoo dot com

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  123. Being a newbie, I love tutorials. Gives me confidence to try new things, that maybe I originally brushed off as being too difficult!
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  124. Very nice giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. Als Anfänger mag ich natürlich die Tutorials ganz besonders

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  126. I look at color combinations by others, & I enjoy the tutorials. I'm new at blogging, enjoying the journey.

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  127. Being just a beginner I love seeing tutorials, tips, and lots of inspirational pictures

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  128. I agree with many of the other comments...LOVE Tutorials...with pictures...& finished projects!!

    Awesome prints...love the squares!!! :)

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  129. I like the eye candy and tutorials.

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  130. Hi Kate, I like to read stories about family, quilting,where you live, just stories about life. Then I like to see the pictures and tuts. Thanks for a chance to win. I see you made it over 100 followers.

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  131. I prefer tutorials and as many pictures as possible.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  132. I also love tutorials with illustrations. Thank you for a chance at your lovely giveaway.

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  133. Love anything by Kate Spain so I adore your giveaway. I'm a visual learner and always love tutorials on blogs.

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  134. Nice Colors you are sharing. Thanks for joining the Giveaway!

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  135. I love the inspiration of ideas is great. I need it.

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  136. Thanks for a chance to win some beautiful fabric.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  137. Beautiful selection of fabric. I love pictures of quilt, tutorials and reading about other quilters.

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  138. I love Craft Nurse Quilt and Oh Fransson and Richard and Tanya Quilts :)

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