Monday, 8 December 2014

Giveaway Day!

***GIVEAWAY CLOSED NOW as it is bedtime for me here in the UK :-) thank you for all your entries and welcome to all my new followers! ***

It's that busy time of year again - Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

Hello to my regular readers and welcome to anyone popping here for the very first time. My name is Hannah and I live in Yorkshire, UK, with my husband, my 2 lovely small girls and a very needy English cocker spaniel. I started sewing in 2011 because I wanted to make a quilt for my biggest little girl! I'd never even threaded a sewing machine before that but I was hooked. Quilts remain my favourite thing to sew but I also love to make bags and clothing - especially dresses for my girls. 

I hope you will spend some time browsing, if not today (busy busy entering giveaways I know!) then another day perhaps. I've only been blogging since the start of this year so not too much in the archives!

Here are a few of my makes from recent months.



I think like many blogs this space has been a touch neglected over recent weeks and months but I have been busy sewing away and have plenty to share with you. I just wrote a post about a mini I made for the IGminiswap and you can often find me over on Instagram.

My IGminiswap mini, now in its new home.


And that brings me to my giveaway. I purchased a stack of FQs to make my swap mini and as you can see only used small amounts of each! I carefully chopped each FQ into fat eighths before I started and so I have this pretty little stack of solid F8s to give away to one lucky reader today.


Aside from a couple of random solids found in my stash these are all Kona cottons purchased from Simply Solids in the UK. Some of them are labelled and they measure approx 9.5" by 22". You will receive fifteen F8s in total. 

To enter, please leave a comment. Any comment will do, but why not tell me what you would make with these, or if that's too hard, tell me which is your favourite - prints or solids? Don't worry, you can still win if like me you have a sneaky preference for prints, maybe these will fill a gap in your stash!!

There's an extra entry for my followers old and new, just leave a second comment telling me how you follow my blog.

I am of course most willing to post internationally so this giveaway is open to everyone Worldwide. 

The giveaway will stay open until Friday 12th December at approximately 8pm GMT. I will then close the giveaway and use a random number generator to draw the winner. If I don't hear back within 48 hours I will draw again.

***I will be emailing the winner so if you are a no reply blogger or if you don't know if you are or not please consider either addressing that OR be sure and leave your email address in your comment. If I can't contact you, you can't win!! ***

Good luck!! I love giveaway week as much as everyone else does and I am so looking forward to connecting with everyone this week. I can't promise to reply to every comment on this giveaway post, especially as it is such a busy time of year, but please do know that I will read every single one and do usually try to reply as soon as I can.

Linking up with Sew Mama Sew, have fun! 



346 comments:

  1. I just signed up to follow you on Bloglovin.

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  2. If I had to choose I'd say I like prints best.

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  3. I love prints, but I recently started working with solids. Solids are beautiful, too, but prints will always draw me in! (PS - I love your lady bug bag!!!)

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  4. Such a pretty selection - not sure what pattern I would use, but I want to call it 'sherbet'.

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  5. I have been following you on bloglovin. thanks

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  6. Hi there! I came over from Sew Mama Sew. I had fun looking around at your quilts - some really pretty ones in there. I love using solids mixed in with prints, but am working on a quilt right now that is all solids - just two colors. Nice to meet you and thanks for the giveaway!.

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  7. I am a new follower on Bloglovin'

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  8. I like solids to go with my prints. I am sadly short on solids. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. I am a new follower with bloglovin.

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  10. I love solids! I would make a rainbow flying geese quilt

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  11. I would love to use them in an Amish style quilt. Gramk2001@gmail.com. thank you

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  12. I just started sewing this year and, much like you, started on a quilt! I have been obsessed with patterns and only now am realizing that I don't have many fabrics that actually "go" together, so this would be very useful. I'm not sure what exactly I would make with them, but I think something with the darker blue and darker pink would be gorgeous.

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  13. Hi Hannah, I usually prefer prints but I love solids with white, so I'd use these with some stashed white to make dolls quilts for my daughters doll bunk beds.

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  14. Oh and I follow you via Feedly when I'm not just stalking you on IG. Kate x

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  15. I just found your blog on this hop and joined to follow via email. I love your designs of quilts...but...what do you do with a "mini" quilt!
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I would match them with some small matching dot prints and make a pinwheel block quilt. I have been wanting to do that for some time..just never get around to getting the solids to go with the dot prints I have!
    Thanks for the giveaway
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I have been waiting to start a solids quilt! These would certainly get me going!

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  18. I am a new follower on Bloglovin

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  19. I am just trying to build out my collection of solids, so these would be great! Thanks!

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  20. Just followed you on bloglovin'!

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  21. I'm a sucker for both prints and solids!

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  22. I enjoy solids only because you seem to be getting more and more prints. It just seems that solds are getting harder to find and to order. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and giving me the chance to win all of those fat-eights. Sure would make a nice quilt. I am thinking along the line of a brick quilt for myself. Merry Christmas to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  23. I like prints best but solids are a really close second.

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  24. I really like mixing solids and prints. Prints are great, but I am so picky about them. Solids are awesome because pretty much anything can be worked into a project somehow. :)

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  25. I use prints more but really love everything I create from just solids.

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  26. I really like prints but need solids! They help break up a "busy" quilt pattern and helps relax the eyes!

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  27. I like both solids and prints and I really like to use both together in quilts.

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  28. I would make some cute mug rugs!

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  29. I love solids. They are a necessity with so many prints out there

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  30. I already follow on bloglovin

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  31. I'm a Kona girl! and Proud of it!

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  32. I am now following you on Bloglovin

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  33. I don't know what i may make with these but prints or solids is hard...love both but usually fall in love with prints and use solids to compliment them ;)

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  34. any solid is a good color! these would find there way in to a special quilt I am sure! thank you!

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  35. I would use these for sewing dolls. Thanks for the chance! :)

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  36. Following via Bloglovin!
    Thanks again!

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  37. I think I love prints, until I realize most of my stash is made up of solids! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  38. Yes, I have to admit that I love prints! So these would be perfect for my stash where there are very few solids :) thanks for the chance!!

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  39. I would make a great solid quilt since I'm generally prone to using prints.

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  40. I have a soft spot for prints, though I'm really seeing the greatness that solids have to offer!

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  41. I love prints and solids, and I would mix these solids right on in with some prints!

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  42. I am a new follower on BlogLovin, thanks!

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  43. I love solids, and would love to make some sort of rainbow quilt with only solids. These would fit right in!

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  44. I love prints and solids, they both have a special place in my stash, just depends on what I am in the mood to sew ;)

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  45. I tend to like to use them both.

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  46. I love Kona. I gravitate towards the solids (or fabrics that look like they mostly solids), but also enjoy throwing one or two prints into the quilt as accents.

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  47. i love print but solid is needed for matching it...^^

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  48. I love the colors in this bundle. I'd love to make a clamshell mini in these colors.

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  49. I've been preferring prints, but lately I've been wanting to use solids more often!

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  50. I would make a cute patchwork skirt for my daughter

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  51. I follow via bloglovin

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  52. These are lovely! I never have enough solids in my stash.

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  53. well I use Kona Ash the most.

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  54. Hi there! What a great giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    h_freund@hotmail.com
    These would be perfect to add to my collection for the Aviatrix Medalion quilt I'm hoping to start in the new year!

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  55. I'm not sure, but I'd love to pair some with my Anna Maria Horner prints.

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  56. Thanks for the chance!! I don't know what I'd make, but I'm a solids kinda gal, so these will be well loved, and stared at, and then used :)

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  57. i am collecting solids for a solids quilt so these would work perfectly

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  58. I love all Kona cotton solids, I am adding them to my hexes, someday I will make a quilt. THANKS

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  59. I love to have Mona solids on hand for all sorts of projects. Sometimes just a bit of color is needed. Thanks for the chance at those lovely fabrics.

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  60. I love the look of prints, but I've found that having some solids can make a huge difference and show-off the prints. Thaks!

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  61. I've been planning to get some solids for a Swoon quilt.

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  62. I've been looking for an excuse to play eith solids

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  63. What gorgeous colors in your bundle, I think they would be perfect for a circular flying geese mini :)

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  64. I follow you using Blogtrottr :)

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  65. I'm a print gal myself, however I feel solids add a lot of interest when accompanied with prints, so both are great. Have an awesome day!
    dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. This giveaway is awesome! I always thought I was a print-only lover, but as time goes on and I see more and more solid quilt creations, I keep falling in love!
    cnmartinez04@gmail.com

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  67. Hi! I am a new follower via bloglovin. Looking forward to learning more. Thanks!

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  68. I usually create piece tops with a mix of solids and prints but just about to finish up a quilt made only of solids & i am looking forward to doing more.

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  69. I love prints. I'd make a pattern of crosses (pluses) with those beautiful bright fabrics

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  70. I follow you through Bloglovin.
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  71. I love making miniature quilts, and that is what I would use these fabrics in.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  72. I have only recently started buying solids, there is a huge hole in my stash for those.:) Still working on trying to learn how to use them!

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  73. I prefer polka dots, in general, but I've been chewing on mixing in solids - these would be a perfect intro! :) Great giveaway!

    Bess

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  74. I would make a rainbow quilt for my daughter. Thanks!

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  75. I need solids for my PatchPals so they will go into the stash.

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  76. I follow you on Bloglovin. This is a wonderful giveaway.

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  77. I'm thinking about you living in Yorkshire while I'm sitting here in New Zealand on the other side of the world. We watch quite a few British TV programmes so my thoughts are coloured by them. Great British Bake Off, Great British Sewing Bee, Gordon Ramsay, .... Halifax, Call the Midwife, Graham Norton, etc etc Much better programmes than endless sitcoms.

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  78. These would be perfect for a mini.

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  79. I LOVE Kona solids and have started obsessing over them.

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  80. Thanks for the giveaway! I've always been a print girl in the past but just recently I'm leaning towards solids. Maybe I'm maturing as a quilt maker?? Probably not!!

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  81. Gorgeous giveaway! Eye candy galore!! I like prints and solids - they each have their place in different projects.

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  82. I would make something with charcoal to highlight the gorgeous colours.

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  83. Following you via Bloglovin

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  84. Hmmm - prints (except novelty print nonsense) for me ..... but with a healthy mix of solids added in. (sitting firmly on the fence!)

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  85. Can I sit on the fence and say textured solids?

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  86. lately I have saved so many projects with solids....can't decide which one I will do first. thanks for giving chance to win this lovely mix of solids. Ashwini (askanhere@yahoo.com)

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  87. I would like to try making a landscape painting into a quilt.

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  88. I would make patchwork bags:)

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  90. What a pretty bundle! I love mixing solids with prints, so this bundle would find a welcome home :) Thanks for the great giveaway. Merry Christmas!

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  91. I prefer prints, smal prints but solids are a must in any quilter stash. Thanks

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  92. I like prints best, but I have soft spots for solids too

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  93. beautiful fabrics, love the prints best but really depends what you want to make. sherylselves@gmail.com

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  94. Gorgeous colours!
    I'd like to make a mini too!

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  95. Gorgeous colours! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. Hello from Minnesota! I always collect prints but wish that I collected solids because I use them more consistently. Great color stack there!

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  97. Thanks for offering the giveaway! I am not sure what I would make, but my stash is desperately needing some solids! sms11215@gmail.com

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  98. Have seen some amazing solid quilts lately and would love to try something like that. Hi from Kilkenny Ireland

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  99. I love quilts made from solids, though I haven't actually made one myself yet.

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  100. I'm really into solids right now, would love to win.

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  101. Solids were my favorite for a long long time, but I'm getting more into prints.

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  102. thinking ahead - well done. these would be fun for zipper bags which are perfect for gifting

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  103. I think these would work well with a number of quilt projects I have floating around in my head. Thanks for the chance!

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  104. I love solids and prints but seem to make quilts with one or the other! I need to start mixing them up! Your mini is beautiful and fun - nice job!

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  105. I'm sort of a newbie quilter and don't have a huge stash, but I do need solids! Thanks for the chance.

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  106. i have made a few quilts with solid fabric but prints are my favorite.

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  107. I think I would use them for a baby quilt.

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  108. I like prints for most sewing projects but I prefer quilts made in solids. So id probably use these to make a funky pieced cushion.

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  109. I usually like an even mix of prints and solids. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  110. Got to be prints for me but solids fill the gaps ;)

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  111. Hi there!! I'm going to start making a rainbow mini quilt and this would be perfect! Thank you for offering a fun giveaway!

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  112. I would use these solids in making a quilt. I am a little lacking in my solid choices, and these would coordinate with some prints I have. Thanks for the giveaway.
    smflks at gmail dot com

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  113. I follow you on Bloglovin,
    (Michelle Folkerts)
    burrfarm at netins dot net

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  114. I prefer prints- you know when it's love, you know? But I like including solids in almost all of my quilts, so they are always essential to have. These are nice and bright too- Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. I would probably make some sort of a baby quilt.

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  116. I have been wanting to make this quilt: http://jeliquilts.blogspot.com/2014/07/postcard-from-sweden-aka-ikea-hst-quilt.html. It requires LOTS of solids, so this would get me off to a start! Love your mini quilt. So pretty.

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  117. I love solids! They always look great in quilts. Thanks for the chance!

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  118. I am a follower via bloglovin

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  119. I love prints, but I need to use more solids.
    distantsub at gmail dot com

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  120. What lovely colors. I actually like modern quilts with solids and a lot of white. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  121. I have been doing a lot with solids lately, so I guess I prefer solids. I do like a good geometric print, though.

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  122. The fabrics are lovely - and fun to work with these brights!

    gaborgstadt at att.net

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  123. I'm new to sewing, and love to make clothes for my 2yo daughter. But I get the feeling I'll get into quilting eventually! I do like prints better, but you've got to have some great solids to compliment them.

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  124. I jump back and forth between solids and prints but have been using more solids and blenders lately.

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  125. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! I would make a modern flying geese quilt I have my eye on. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  126. I follow you on Bloglovin! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  127. Prints are so enticing but I always need solids! :)

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  128. I love prints... no clue what I will do with these yet... they would sit in my stash waiting for that perfect use. Possibly a star quilt... hmm... many possibilities.

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  129. I love solids. Use them all the time.

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  130. I think that I would get some dark gray to pair up with these colors, maybe for a baby quilt?
    Thanks!

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  131. These are gorgeous. I would add them to a baby quilt.

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  132. Thanks for the giveaway! I would use them to make Hazel Hedgehog blocks

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  133. Love the mini quilt I'm thinking a herringbone one would lookk great in the solids

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  134. I love your IG mini!! I tend to prefer tone on tone prints to solids.

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  135. I love solids :) Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  136. I follow you via bloglovin :)

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  137. This would fill a gap in my solid stash! I'm rubbish at using the ones I have though always preferring to use prints, maybe I'll make it a goal for next year to make a something just with solids! thanks for the chance

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  138. And you know I follow you ;-)

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  139. I love prints that read as one color. So they are flirting with being solids! :)

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  140. I love prints, but a lot of times you need the solids to balance things out

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  141. I've also started following you via feedburner

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  142. I love prints, and without them, I'd have never decided to give quilting a go. The more time goes on though, the more I start wishing I had a nice range of solids in my stash. Simply Solids is my go to place for Kona when I'm in need too!

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  143. I like prints, but I need more solids.

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  144. I like tone on tone prints. They are like the best of both worlds!

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  145. Love this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. I'm currently hoarding lots of different colored solids for a soon project.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  147. following via bloglovin.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  148. My current stash is almost all prints, but I love solids and have been wanting to add some to my stash. I dream of making a quilt all of solids some day. I love that look!

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  149. I definitely buy more prints but I love seeing what others make with solids

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  150. I certainly prefer prints, which is why those solid would be of great help. They would coordinate well with what I have. Thank you for your generosity!

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  151. I think I would make a spring table runner.

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  152. Solids are my go-to, with a pop of print as an accent. I think this bundle would be perfect for a rainbow shelf runner for our guest room.

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  153. I just love your colour choices! I love solids but also love pattern so use both,sometimes together!

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  154. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG!

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  155. I would use these to sew mini quilts. I am in quite a few swaps. :)

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  156. I am following on Bloglovin. Thank you.

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  157. HAPPY TO FOLLOW YOU ON BLOG LOVIN'!
    (username is lindadouglas35)

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  158. HELLO, I like to do Charity Baby Quilts, so I would use these solids to make them even more cheerful! Thanks for your giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  159. I'm getting ready to make an improv quilt and will need lots of solids.

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  160. I like prints the best but you always need some good solids to help those prints shine!
    ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

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  161. I love solids, planning some EPP with them...

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  162. I have tended to always buy prints, but in the last year or so have become enamored of solids, and have slowly started collecting those. I have a couple of quilt designs in mind when I get enough gathered. This bundle would certainly help. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  163. I could make some adorable pillows out of these.

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  164. I love working with bright! Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    dlkrist@aol.com

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  165. I'm a new subscriber via email.

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  166. I am pretty sure these would be making their way into a quilt but I do not have a specific one in mind right now

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  167. I like both prints and solids... it's so hard to decide! I wouldn't want to have to choose between them. If it came down to it, I think I'd go prints, though... you can get prints that read solid, so I suppose I'd have to choose that.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  168. I'm all for solids. All of the quilts that I've made that I really love are done with solids.

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  169. I would put them in a scrappy quilt or a free motion sampler quilt.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  170. Thanks for the giveaway! Love making table runners and placemats - these will work well - hopefully.

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  171. I'm following you via email.

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