Friday, August 24, 2012

It's a Party!!! A Blog Hop Party!!!

Sew, I thought I'd share my sewing room with you for the Blog Hop Party..
 
Sew.. I've been cleaning my sewing room.   I spent the last Day and a half cleaning & rearranging the room.. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm close...

I thrive in chaos.. OR so I thought..
this is what it pretty much looked like before.. 

Before starting any new projects I wanted to figure out what I have for fabrics..

(before)
So, I started bin by bin taking fabric out and organizing it by size & folding it nicely..


I realize that I have a whole Lotta Green, Blue, Reds & Pinks..  And not so much yellow & orange. I think Orange just maybe that one color I can't bring myself to work with often..

And out of all the seasons.. I've 4 bins of Christmas fabrics..
In all the bins the fabric is like this.. So I can kinda see what I have.

This is how I put things... My In Laws (Bill & Kathleen) gave us the perfect table. It's skinny. So I put it against the west wall & it fits the bins perfectly.. I also fit my little book shelf on it.
Then, I moved my cutting desk from the East wall to facing north. Moved the old coffee table in front of the desk & placed the larger bins on them. It really works perfectly..
I also moved the table Betty was on near the cutting desk so I can go from cutting a project directly to sewing it. :) 


Hubby commented that I don't need to fabric shop for a LONG time.. I laughed out loud wondering if her realized that when he married me, being a quilter and known fabric-aholic, that there is no such thing as not fabric shopping...

As I was cleaning & folding said stash I started to toss little pieces I know I will pass over into a bag for Sister C.. The bag quickly morphed into 2 bags and a box of scraps.. Sew after a few e-mails I'm going to send a box to Vroomans' Quilts  too. :)

But, then I thought as my 'giveaway' I'd give a bag of my 'scraps' to those Scrap lovers on the Blog Hop Party.. :)  Not all my 'scraps' are small by any means. You can ask Sister C @ Quilt Doodles When she did her postage stamp quilt she used a bag of scraps she got from me. 

**ATTENTION SCRAP LOVERS**

How to win:

1. Let me know what you would do with these scraps?
That's it.. Leave me a comment.. No hoops..

*If you are a NO REPLY Blogger leave me your email address, So if you win I can get hold of you*

Happy Sewing~
 Laura Ann (Gizmo & Rosie too)

Oh.. and Don't forget to Hop over to the Quilter's Gallery for the complete list of Blogs ready to PARTY!!   Gizmo & Rosie will be drawing the winner on September 3rd 2012. :)
Oh & I'll ship international :)

:)


127 comments:

  1. I would add them to my scrap stash and probably use them in multipul projects like mini pouches.

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  2. There's no such thing as too many scraps! I love having as many choices as possible when making scrappy quilts. I am currently cutting 1" squares for a queen-sized quilt! Mama taught me to share, so anything I can't use, I pass along to someone else.

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  3. Your sewing room looks wonderful! I would make another postage stamp quilt!

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  4. I love the idea of the drawer units on the table. I have those and a pain to bend over to 'find' things - I need a skinny table - then the totes can go under it for a neat set up - thank you.

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  5. I would add them to my scraps and make a new quilt!

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  6. Oh scraps - yes please!!!! I am in need of your scraps as I am currently making Great Granny squares for a quilt and I am about to embark on a string quilt and definitely need more scraps!! Fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  7. Oh you did get organized, I really need to do my little stash.
    I'd turn your scraps into a quilt top for one of my donation recipients. Scraps are great, like little gems.
    Thank you for the chance

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  8. Doesn't it feel good to get organised! I have a similar drawers on wheels unit, with smaller drawers on top. I use it for all my gadgets and gismos, and thread. It keeps them safe from the cat. Would love to win your scraps. I want to do a small 9 patch quilt.

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  9. Yay yay yay! This giveaway is awesome!there is nothing I wouldn't make with scraps. I love scraps because you can put in so many different fabrics. I wish more giveaways would be of scraps'lol.

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  10. I'm in love with fabric scraps. I find that I am more likely to make stuff from little pieces of fabric, than I am to go out an buy a yard of fabric. With the scraps that you send, I would love to make placemats or mug rugs! :) Thanks!

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  11. I could definately put these scraps to good use in a postage stamp quilt I'm making for my Father. it is going to measure 90 inches square when it is done! thanks for the fabulous giveaway!

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  12. AHHH!!! I have a scrap vomit quilt to make and this would be perfect! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  13. I love scraps! I just started a charm scrap quilt, and I can already tell that I will want to make one for each of my 3 grown children -- so I will need lots and lots of scraps!

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  14. My husband and I do rainbow scrap quilts with 25 of each color out of 2 1/2 inch blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. Oooooo I love love love scraps, and I make cards with teeny weeny hearts and washing lins of clothes on them with the scraps I collect (pop over to me blog to see), I would so put these to good use if I won. I have my fingers crossed x

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  16. I'd make them into a scrappy quilt. I don't have lots of scraps so this would be great!

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  17. well I frist would go through them get a feel for what's in there. Maybe set a side a few scraps I think would make themselve perfectly on a small gift for a friend or family and then sort ba material and then throw it in with my own scraps in a box thoroughly shake/stir it and make scrap blocks - just pick a handful of fabrics out of the box and figure out how to sew them together to make them somewhat squarish ... alternatively cut them into squares first and then sew them together

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  18. I love scraps! I make rag dolls and doll quilts. I would use the scraps for this purpose.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  19. Scraps! I'm a relatively new quilter, and I can already see I'm going to build up a collection of scraps. I'm looking forward to it, because I LOVE scrappy quilts. I have been cutting my project leftovers into equal-sized squares with the aim of a postage stamp quilt when I have enough. That's what I'd add your scraps to :)

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  20. With love from Russia! I am a follower! Thank you!

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  21. I'm a follower now! So glad I found you, because you can never have enough fabric even if it is scraps! Haha

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  22. Wow, your room looks fabulous. I am working on a charm quilt so these scraps will be put to good use immediately.

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  23. I so need to organize! I've started, but have a long way to go! :-) I love Scrappy quilts-- so I'd just toss your scraps in with mine and "go to town"! ;-) I also love applique and many times, I will find "just the perfect piece" in my scrap bin! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  24. I've got a lot of scrap blocks going and they would love some variety.

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  25. I've been wanting to make a string quilt for a long time now. So that's what I'd do with your lovely scraps. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. My mom wants to learn to quilt and I'd love to be able to hand her a big bundle of beautiful scraps to help her get started on her first quilt! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  27. I would probably use them to make mug rugs with :)

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  28. I would incorporate some into my new Christmas tree skirt (which will also have non-Christmas fabrics)!

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  29. I wish I have stash like yours. I'm planning to make a PSQ. I signup up as newbie last round and collect some from friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. I would continue making these scrappy basket blocks. I have 18 so far, and I need at least double that. :)

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  31. I love English Paper Piecing.. I think scraps are great for EPP.. I would love to win! Thank you for a chance.

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  32. I cut all my scrap into either 1 1/2" strips or 2 in squares. Cuts down a a ton a storage.

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  33. I've been making mini-Dresden plate quilts and if I have enough of a fabric - making flowers for a (1 inch) Grandmother's flower garden quilt (hand pieced). Thanks for the opportunity to enter your give-away. From northern Iowa . . . .

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  34. I LOVE scraps and I would definitely use them in a scrappy quilt I am making.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  35. I never say no to scraps... they would work great for making some fabric dolls!

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  36. I really want to make a scrappy lap quilt. But, I'm a really new quilter, so in addition to building a stash, I'm building a scrap stash, too.

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  37. I love to scrap new projects. hugs

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  38. I am actually working on three scrap quilts at the moment - a couple are long-term projects. One is a 2.5-inch postage stamp-style quilt; another is a 1.5-inch hexagon flower quilt; and the last (and most long-term) is a collection of 3/4-inch hexagons that will someday be a monumental scrap quilt. So your scraps wuld certainly find a happy and useful home with me! Thanks for the chance :-)

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  39. You don't know how much I love scraps! I think scrappy quilts are so interesting! I also use scraps to make mini or doll quilts. these are wonderful!

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  40. I love scraps - I've used 1.5" squares to make a split nine patch doll quilt for my granddaughter and it's one of my absolute favorites. I'm also hooked on Gyleen Fitzgerald's pineapple block - it makes great quilts.

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  41. I dream of making a postage stamp quilt. I have a small fabric stash and have cut pieces from what I have but it will be a LONG time before I have enough fabrics to make even a lap sized quilt. I dream of winning/finding/being gifted a bag of scraps to help me on this journey. Thanks for the chance to win yours!

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  42. I just started looking at my scraps to start a scrap quilt. I've always wanted to make one, but I'm not sure that I have enough scraps. So thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. Oh, I would love those scraps. I am making a scrap picnic quilt and can always use more.

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  44. I'd like to make one of Bonnie Hunter's scrap quilts from her website. And being new to quilting, I don't have very many scraps yet. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  45. I love scraps, especially other quilter's scraps. LOL I am wanting to make a Bento Box quilt,so could use them in it.

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  46. Hmmm Ive wanted to make my sister a scrappy table runner. This may be the help needed.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  47. Oooh, can't beat getting someone else's scraps!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  48. I'd love to get someone else's scraps. I'm a scrap quilter but it gets boring seeing the same scraps over and over again. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. I love making scrappy log cabins and string quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  50. Scrappy quilts are the best!! Thanks for the chance to win! I am a new follower. Nice to *meet* you.

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  51. Right now I'm making a scrap-quilt. But if I'm lucky I think I'll make some sort of scrap-bage

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  52. I want to make a scrap vomit quilt (a la imagingermonkey)!!

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  53. I would do a strip table runner. Thanks so much.

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  54. I have fallen in love with fabric scraps this summer...using pieces no larger than 3 inches wide! length varies, but most are around 3in x 2in or smaller! I would continue to feed my obsession of creating a scrap quilt 'crazy quilt' for a king size bed.

    sowingstitches [at[ yahoo [dot] com

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  55. I love scraps! And someone else's scraps add so much interest. I'm thinking of a big postage stamp quilt.

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  56. My dream prize!!! Charm packs and such are nice, but scraps make my heart SING!!! All of my quilts are made with scraps, and new scraps would make their way into my color quilt, as well as other quilts in progress, like my Virginia Bound (Bonnie Hunter pattern). My fingers AND my toes are crossed!

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  57. I hoard my scraps! I'm so sure I will need them again:)

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  58. To me a scrappy quilt is the BEST! I am currently working on one and one of these days I want to start a Grandmother's Garden quilt. Scraps are a great give-away!

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  59. First, I'd sort them by size. Second, cut them into usable pieces: from strips down to 2 1/2" squares. Third, throw odds and ends into applique bin. Fourth, check to see if I have enough to make a ___ ___ yet. Fifth, smile and pat self on back while drooling.

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  60. Definitely add them to MY mix of scraps for a future scrap quilt. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway and good luck to all the participants.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  61. I'm currently working on a 2" square scrappy made into 8" blocks sashed in Kona Snow. Love to add your's into mine!! What fun!! Great blog, new follower I love the way you write!! congrats on the organization!!

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  62. I am addicted to making funky mug rugs right now :)

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  63. I love scraps , and use them for various projects such a postcards and now for nine patch blocks i have started.Oh I hope I win , thanks for the chance :-)

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  64. Those look perfect for a baby quilt. I just love making small things.

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  65. Oh I love scraps. I have made a few quilts now with color blocks 2 1/2 inch square both granny squares and 5 x 5 blocks. And am in need of more. I do have a log of oranges though and made a wonderful orange quilt.

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  66. Scraps are perfect of paper piecing! I love paper piecing. What a fun qive away.

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  67. I have been making owl pot holders and would use the scraps to make some more.

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  68. hummmm a scrappy hexie quilt :)

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  69. Scraps! I've been saving mine up for a bed quilt for some time now and these would be a great addition! I'm thinking of an ombre postage stamp kind of thing, with some larger squares thrown in for variety.

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  70. I love scraps.I use them in mini quilts.Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway!

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  71. Hi
    Im making a scrap vomit quilt (which has nice and not so nice fabric) and would love the scraps

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  72. I would make a quilt babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  73. I´m sewing two Post Stamps Quilts, so I do need more scraps!!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  74. I love finding things to do with scraps - the last thing I made was a log cabin lap quilt. Sew, perhaps I would make a bag [purse]...

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    1. :) I love making log cabin quilts too.. :) Bossymamma, Do u have an email in case you win I can contact you?

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  75. Your new organization looks great! I'm jealous of your stash. ;)

    To be quite honest, I was never interested in scraps. I actually (gasp!) threw mine out when I finished a project. Then I started seeing all these blog posts and tutorials for the granny square quilts and fell in LOVE! I want to make one!! Scraps are perfect for that and I don't have any! My fault. :) So I would use your scraps to jump-start my future granny square quilt.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Happy quilting!

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  76. I would love the scraps, I love making string blocks.

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  77. I'd introduce them to all my scraps! I really want to make a string quilt

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  78. I would love to make a scrappy string quilt. I love making string blocks and I never have enough scraps to finish a project.

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  79. I'm in the middle of several scrap quilts so I'm sure your scraps will fit right in! I loved the comment about your husband. I was lucky to get a husband that had a mom and grandmother who quilted. I like to say he came pre-trained!

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    1. Good Morning Bethstrand~ Would you have an e-mail address so if you win my scraps I've a away to get ahold of you. Thanks!

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  80. SCRAPS!? I adore scraps and would probably make another scrap quilt , this time for me

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  81. I would use it to create a quilt to donate to HeartKids in Australia. Adding in my scraps too.

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  82. I need to fill in some spots on my Scrap Republic quilt. I looove scraps.

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  83. Thank you for the chance. I might make a scrappy trip around the world. Or, use larger pieces of brights for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt hexies. Or, use in a charity quilt I wish to make. I love playing with scraps, and they find their way into our quilts (my mother has quilted 65+ years).

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  84. I've got a scrappy baby quilt on my to-do list. I think it'd be a fun project to include your scraps into this quilt.

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  85. I would make a crumb quilt that I saw at Jo's Country Junction with the scraps! awolk at rogers dot com

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  86. I enjoy making scrap quilts and am always making string blocks for quilts for people who lost their home due to fires. Rest assured I would put them to good use ! Thank you for sharing your sewing room with me, it looks so nice now !!

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    1. Just relaized I didn't leave my email address its,
      msmargie2@gmail.com
      Thank you !

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  87. Oh I'd make more string blocks.

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  88. I like the idea of doing a postage stamp quilt. I've always wanted to do one of those that looks like a mosaic picture.

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  89. Way to organize! I like coin toss quilts and I've made lots to strip quilts. They are more fun when you don't pay attention to what colors you are using just sew them all together and see what you get. Love those.
    thanks.

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  90. I'm kind of scrap-poor at the moment, I've been using a lot of them lately. I would probably use them for upcoming fall/Christmas projects.

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  91. The scraps would probably go towards a throw blanket or pillows

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  92. would love the scraps for a scrappy quilt thanks


    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  93. I would make quilted pillows for my living room... :) thanks for this givaway!

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  94. I ould love to try sewing a quilt with a Bonnie Hunter pattern. I have one of her books and I love it.
    Hugs from France

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  95. I have three scrap quilts on the go and am planning on starting a fourth. I love scraps - especially other people's because they are always different than mine :) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  96. What any quilter would do - make a nice long scrap quilt. What a nice idea, thanks to your giveway of scraps. Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop and giving us all, your followers, a chance to win such a great giveway.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  97. Would definitely add to MY Scrap Stash!! & make a coooool Quilt for our bed!

    Thanks for chance to win!! LOVE Scraps....NEVER pass up a chance to gather more!! YAY! :)

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  98. I love scraps! I'd use them in a scrappy Irish Chain quilt. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  99. I would add them to my stash to use in my fabric art pieces.

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  100. I love to use scraps for applique or to make little pouches

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  101. I have never made a postage quilt. This could be the start to it. I haven't quilted for very long so haven't built up much of a stash yet.

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  102. I am working on building up a stash of different kinds of fabrics so this would be perfect for that and future projects I would like to make such as mug rugs, potholders and wall quilts.

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  103. Well, I'd sew them together of course!

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  104. I want to make an apple core quilt..those would be the perfect beginning!

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  105. I love scraps to applique with and I have several color sorted stashes of scraps and would love to add yours to it!

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    1. Thanks sew much katie for reading my blog.. But I need your email address just in case you win I have a way of contacting you.. Thanks and Happy stitches~

      Rosie and Gizmo's mom

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  106. I'm a scrap quilter. New scraps invigorate my old scraps. I would make a fresh scrap quilt! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and giveaway. Also thanks for sharing before and after photos of your work area. Love it!

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  107. I'd really like to make a postage stamp quilt, but I haven't been quilting long enough to accumulate the scraps I need. Thanks for the great give away opportunity.

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  108. You have done a wonderful job of organizing your fabrics- As for ever having too much fabric - you are a girl after my own heart. I love to see other people's scraps. Thanks for the chance to win some new ones.I have not made a postage stamp quilt but I have made a few scrap quilts- It is always amazing how one can put so many different fabrics together and it be beautiful.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  109. When can you come organize my sewing room? I like to make scrap quilts with either all squares or all strips. Log Cabins are great for scraps.

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  110. I love scraps, don't know what I would do with them but they would get used, some day some how.

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  111. I'm making a string quilt for an orphanage in Haiti, but my blocks are starting to look alike - not enough variety in my scraps!

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  112. Oh dear, I need to get organized too! If only I had a spare room to make me a sewing room.... I have to wait till one of the boys moves out.... I love scraps to...

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  113. Love scraps!
    Teach my daughter to quilt
    Donate quilt to native American pow wow /teaching grounds. So far, two years in a row

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  114. My college daughter and I have just started quilting and want to make some scrappy quilts - this would be a great help to us if we won! thank you!

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  115. I love scrappy quilts! My biggie right now is I want enough fabrics and scraps to make a quilt for my bed with all kinds of triangles, and our names and wedding date on it. I think I've figured out how, now it's just getting started. thanks for the giveaway.

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  116. another quilt for a family member for me, i love making lap quilts!!

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  117. I have a friend that I call the Scrap Queen. She just finished another pattern by Bonnie Hunter! So if I won, I'd send them straight to her!

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  118. oh I love scraps! Especially someone elses! thanks!

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  119. I would make blocks using the "crumb" method. debbie73521@yahoo.com

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  120. A bag of scraps is like a dream come true!! I'd make a scrappy quilt with your fabric.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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