Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Name, Summer Quilt & Giveway

Well, I decided to change my blog name.  The last one, Midnight Maker, was done in haste.  Since my name is Lorelei after the German Mythical mermaid  I have long loved mermaids, collected mermaid things, etc.  (You can imagine my sadness on having missed the Mendocino collection, sigh, although, I have managed to get some of it!).  Anyway, I decided since this blog is still young, with not many readers, it would be OK to switch the name.  Didn't really think this through on logistics, just dove right it.  (I'm a bit impulsive.)  Hope you like the new name and logo!



To celebrate, I went on a shopping spree, at my favorite on-line shop, The Intrepid Thread.  I do a lot of on-line shopping, and Julie has a great selection, the BEST prices, great sales, lets you buy fat quarters most of the time, has the fastest shipping, wraps your order up in a pretty package with a handwritten note AND is super nice.  Can you beat that?  I am lucky to be in the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild with Julie, so sometimes I even get my fabric delivered to me to save on shipping.  So Julie is my go-to place for fabric shopping.



After seeing Faith's Summer Quilt, I decided I want to make (one day soon hopefully, although my sewing list is growing soooo fast) a summer quilt of my own.  But wait until I have time to purchase fabric, oh no (impulsive and impatient here!)  So once Lucy's Crab Shack and It's a Shore Thing arrived, I ordered my favorites from those two lines, plus a few others, from Julie.  I love this bundle and can't wait to cut into it!


To help me grow my blog, Julie has ever so graciously offered to donate TWO charm packs of Lucy's Crab Shack.  That's right, TWO.  So you get to get in on the amazing Lucy's Crab Shack line.

Here's the giveaway details:

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment.  If you want to you can help me out by telling me your favorite or least favorite thing to read about on sewing/quilting blogs.

To get bonus entries, you can:
1) Be a follower or become a follower and leave a comment letting me know
2) Tweet, post, flickr, or facebook this giveaway and leave a comment letting me know

The giveaway will be open until Sunday, June 24th at 6PM PST.  Winner will be chosen by random.org.  I will announce the winner on Monday, June 25th.

401 comments:

  1. Your quilt will be fabulous in those prints! I really like to see the different fabric combos people put together as I usually stick to the one range.

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  2. Great Blog! You definitely have a new follower and I found a new place to shop at Intrepid Thread, can't wait to check them out!! Will be retweeting this too!!

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  3. I love the blog header/logo and name of your blog. I am now following!

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  4. Great blog name! I love tutorials...they're my favorite thing to read on sewing/quilting blogs.

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  5. I love the name of your blog. Would you mind telling me how you changed the name in blogger without losing your posts and followers? I would love to do that with one of my blogs. :) And thanks for the great giveaway!

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  6. Hi there,

    just found your blog. What I love most about these kinds of blogs are actually pictures and to know how people's lives/homes look like :)


    Kind regards,
    Alex

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  7. And now I am also following your blog (love to read blogs other than the German ones!)

    Kind regards,
    Alex

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  8. I'm now a follower :o)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. I'm just getting back to the blogging world, and the new fabrics are wonderful! I've become a follower.

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  10. Love the new name and logo! Very fun redesign

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  11. I like to see pictures of quilts. I especially like to see how people use quilts to decorate their homes.

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  12. Love your blog header, and I love to read tutorials. I love to learn how people do things, since we all do things differently.

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  13. Woohoo! Great giveaway. Thanks!

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  14. I posted a link on my FB page to your giveaway. I'm also following your blog.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonyas-Sewing-Room/111860318827304

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  15. I enjoy seeing one's process for choosing fabrics for patchwork.

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  16. I enjoy seeing what someone is working on. It usually gives me ideas for a new quilt since I'm the Queen of UFOs. Thanks for the opportunity to win new fabric to start another project.

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  17. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  18. I love reading about sewing ideas that aren't too time consuming. some for me, some for the girls.

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  19. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/DistractedDebra/status/215452004124868609

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  20. I'm a new Follower - Love the new header and name

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  21. Blogged about you too. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Quilting

    http://capitolaquilter.blogspot.com/2012/06/wip-basketweave-star-blocks.html

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  22. The thing I like best on blogs is photos of the projects the blogger is working on or has completed. Love those charm packs, thanks for the chance to win!

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  23. Silly me, I commented my "bonus" entries but not my actual comment... I'd have to say that my favorite blog posts include step by step quilting experience details and the inspiration/creative process that it took to get there.

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  24. One of my favorite things that I love to see on quilting blogs is lots of pictures! And tutorials that show step by step directions on making new blocks or quilts! :-) Thank you and Intrepid Thread for the chance to win!! Giveaways are so much fun!

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  25. I think the New Look is great, I am a Mermaid fan also, this giveaway comes much appreciated, my funds ran out and I must have this fabric, I also gave all my allowance to Intrepid thread, Julie is great and personal. Couldnt do business with anybody better. GoodLuck and check out my blog post for you. http://simplesew.blogspot.com

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    1. just a hint, if you turn off the spyware, where you have to type in the code everytime you will have more luck.

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    2. Thank you! I did that. I hate that on blogs.

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  26. I love seeing the projects that everyone is working on, but I especially love when the maker includes tidbits about the process - what worked, what didn't, challenges that arose, etc... Thanks for the chance to win - love Lucy's Crab Shack!

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  27. I am a new follower of your blog - thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I like the new name of your blog!

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  29. I shared your giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GwenWindham/status/215456334391414786

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  30. I am now following your blog.

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  31. I love to see tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/215456779365134336

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  33. What I like to see on blogs is fabric lines, techniques, I dont like to see alot about peoples kids eating, playing, vacation, if your gonna talk about what you made for your family thats great. Especially if you have models. I like basic reading too. there was alot of discussion on Sew mama Sew about this subject. Goodluck again..

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  34. Love giveaways, love sharing. I tweeted, Google+, and Facebook shared

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  35. I shared on twitter:
    https://twitter.com/xsgail/status/215457430144942083

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  36. I am a fan of giveaways, tutorials, and close up photos of the quilting. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  37. I am a new follower via RSS Feeds.

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  38. This post has what I enjoy in blogs I read: something about you, shop recommendation, interesting writing, something about your sewing plans, eye candy fabric photos. And a giveaway always lets one dream!

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  39. I love Julie's shop! Her service is great - the surprise charm squares that come along with packages from her always make my day. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I like blogs that just show me all the creative things the writer is up to. Even if I don't do the same type of projects, it's still inspiring and motivating to see others' work.

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  41. I have been a follower for quite some time. lisaursino@msn.com

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  42. I love seeing what everyone is working on! Each blog has a different style and I learn so many different things from each one.

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  43. Count me in for some summer fun.

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  44. I'm a new follower, thanks for the chance to win.

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  45. I just love seeing what other quilters are up to...I am new to the whole thing of quilts and am loving it...I shall add you to my follow list!

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  46. Great fabric! I looooove tutorials the most. Giveaways are thrilling but i tend to get way more excited with tutorials.

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  47. I love the mermaid header, so darned cute!

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  48. I am a new follower of your blog. I love the Mermaid logo. I love to see what you and others are working on best of all.

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  49. I love tutorials for quick gift projects. For quilts, I like raiding about the process, from fabric selection to construction to choice of quilting motif. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I love the Intrepid Thread too. She has a bunch of fabrics right now that I NEED!
    I enjoy seeing projects that bloggers are working on, but I also like to get sneak peeks into their life.

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  51. Oh, I love this fabric! I most like tutorials on blogs, though I understand that not everyone is into writing or posting them (I am not!). I especially like quilt content as well.

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  52. I am a new follower... love your blog heading - too sweet! I love the inspiration and tutorials most!

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  53. I tweeted your giveaway @mimistarquilter

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  54. thanks for a chance to win! I love to see different fabric and what others make out of it!!

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  55. I love reading tutorials and seeing lots of pictures!

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  56. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a new follower.

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  57. I just love seeing what other quilters are makeing and love it when they do a tutorial. love Lucy's crab shack BTW, my favorite right now.

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  58. On a sewing blog, I really don't like seeing loads of pictures of pets or flowers. A cameo is fine, but not 20 pictures from your morning walk. What I do like are pictures - full-on shots, quilting shots, and some beauty shots.

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  59. I love your look. I am glad I found your blog. I have been thinking of changing my blog name and you have convinced me! Thanks. I am a new follower of your blog.

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  60. I am now a follower on Goggle. Great blog, will have to check it out more when I have time.

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  61. I am a follower. I participated in a charm swap with you. Good luck with the new look. I love shopping at Intrepid Thread.

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  62. Your blog is SEW cute....love the mermaid!!! Thanks for a fun giveaway. XXX

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  63. I love picture! and tutorials are great
    Since we all are SO busy with life - let the text not be too long
    Short story's
    Cathy

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  64. Your new name sounds fun. I like to see and read about what bloggers are doing craft wise and living wise. I don't like all the ads(pop-ups) that are on some of the blogs. I love picture

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  65. I signed up to follow.Love the fabric, Hope to read great things. Thanks

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  66. I love tutorials, don't like paragraph on top of paragraph of long, wordy personal things, unless it's to do with sewing-related issues.

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  67. Love this fabric! I like to read about projects people are doing, or new product reviews.

    MGM

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  68. What I love to see what people are working on and challenges they ran into along the way (as well as how they overcame them). Thanks for the giveaway

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  69. I'm a new follower, your boy is so cute.

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  70. I like finished photos and tutorials. thanks!

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  71. I am now a follower. Great giveaway! Thanks!

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  72. Just found your blog today. Love photos of finished quilts and how-tos.

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  73. I'm also a new follower by email, makes keeping up so easy.

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  74. This has become my favorite "summer "fabric. I have a couple of charm packs and looking for the right pattern for it. I love to see pictures on blogs...not only finished ones, but ones in progress, family quilts, etc....

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  75. A new follower. Cute new name for your blog

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  76. Great giveaway, Lucy's crab shack looks gorgeous. I love to read tutorials and to see different combinations of fabrics. I am a new quilter, having started just this year and so am looking for inspiration everywhere.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  77. I follow you via email.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  78. Hi! I've been following you via the BAMQG blog links, but now I'm an official follower through the Google reader! Congrats on the great new name and logo - Love it!!! Thanks to you and Julie for the giveaway!

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  79. Much love for Julie's shop! I have been eyeing the chevrons recently.

    My favorite things on blogs are seeing pretty eye candy/project ideas, and tutorials. I learn so much good stuff on blog tutorials!

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  80. Julie sent me here, love to find new blogs to follow. Favourite things to read on sewing blogs? I love to hear about projects and the good and bad things about it, i.e. I like to know that you too are 'normal' and make mistakes - probably need to get better at writing about fails myself! thanks for the giveaway

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  81. I'm a new blog follower - thanks

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  82. I really like this line but I am on a fabric diet -- but winning (possibly) wouldn't count, right? Love your new name!

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  83. Julie sent me over and I'm a new follower. :-) thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. I like to see other peoples' color combinations and tutorials.

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  85. I love this fabric. It will make such a cute quilt.

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  86. I've shared on my facebook page

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  87. I also purchase a lot from Julie and she's everything you've stated - wonderful!

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  88. I love to see lots of pictures and tutorials on blogs. And I love to see how an idea evolves into beautiful quilts over time!

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  89. I love dealing with Julie. Just became a follower, though I was a part of your last I Spy swap :) Like the new name!

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  90. I can't think of anything I really don't like that has to do with sewing! I particularly love tutorials and pattern reviews and of course lots of pretty pictures : )

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  91. Julie is the bestest isn't see! Love the new blog name. I am now a new follower

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  92. I'm a new follower, what a cute give away

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  93. I just became a follower too. Thanks!

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  94. I'm a follower. I'm glad I made my way over from Midnight Maker.

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  95. I don't like to.read about.....I don't really know only because.I love.the fact that.folks share there lives and.crafty.goodness so.. I read on. I like.to.see how people are in " real life" while reading there bloggies. ( phone adds all the"."'s silly.thing!

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  96. I follow yoir bloggie now also and.posted it.on my FB

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  97. I love most seeing how people put fabrics together, finished projects (all kinds, not just quilty), and tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  98. Vim de TÓPICOS INTREPID que amo muito.Me tornei seguidora e amo sereias.Tudo junto e misturado.Gosto de crianças,de como se faz,gosto da pessoa,algumas são a cara do sucesso,do talento etc.. E ainda gosto de sorteio...Será que uma entrada só vai dar certo?Obrigada e muitas bençãos para sua nova etapa.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com
    PS:Sou brasileira.

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  99. Hi, I was sent here by Intrepid Thread.
    Interesting name, and beautiful site! Your blog is good - I like to see what people are working on and get new ideas. I'm a sewer and quilter, been sewing clothing and deco stuff since about age 16 and I'm 60 now. Quilting is so relaxing and fun. Would love to win some charm packs. I use them a lot for quilts as they save precious time!

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  100. My favorite thing is to see photos of what you are going to talk about. A picture will stop me every time to take a look.

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  101. I like to see sewing projects, quilts, and tutorials!

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  102. I love to see finshed quilts and tutorials...I actually love all things about quilting blogs! Good Luck with yours....

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  103. I love the Intrepid Thread too. My favorite thing on blogs are tutorials and pictures. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with your summer quilt!

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  104. I signed up for your emails!! Feedburner is having some troubles, but I think the subscription went through!

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  105. Yay. Ideas for your blog that I like: tutorials on projects you make, lots of pictures, and keep it fun and light and happy. Of course you will :)
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  106. And I am a follower of your blog (now!).

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  107. looks like its going to be a fun blog-I am a new follower!

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  108. I mentioned your blog and your giveaway on FB!

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  109. now following your blog, what a lovely name you have :)

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  110. I really like tutorials. I also like hearing things about your life.

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  111. I love to see fabric giveaways & great tutorials. Thanks.
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. Darling new blog name and logo! I love reading tutorials on the sewing blogs I keep up with...always fun to learn how to do a new project!

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  113. I'm a new follower!
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. Love that line! There really isn't anything I don't particularly dislike reading on blogs. Just go with it and be yourself and have fun.

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  115. Following thru GFC. The Intrepid Thread is a great shop, she posts a lot and is just very interactive.

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  116. Great giveaway. On quilt blogs, I enjoy tutorials & lots of pics of quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  117. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. I'm a follower! I found your blog shortly after we shared a table at Sew Day! :)

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  119. Thanks for the chance to win some loveliness.

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  120. I love tutorials, I am a self taught sewer so tutorials are my favorite:)

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  121. Great giveaway!! I love tutorials....and giveaways...lol

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  122. I came over from The Intrepid Thread. I love hearing how people come up with their blog names. Your's is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win some Crab Shack!

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  123. I like to see fabrics and quilt pictures. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. Love your new blog...I love that most bloggers whatever their craft, sewing, quilting, cooking, etc., are just real people wanting to share.

    also love this fabic pack, would make something for my DGD, and Intrepid Thread.

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  125. I love the new name on your blog! So cool.
    I discovered you through the Intrepid Thread. Great source of inspiration.
    Thanks for the chance of winning the Crab Shack.

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  126. signed up to follow ... and did a little browsing. nice blog!

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  127. I love this line of fabric. I really like to see what other people are working on.

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  128. I love seeing new tutorials and finished projects. And I love advanced screenings of new fabric lines

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  129. Perfect combo!
    Mermaids, crab shack and summer!! :D

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  130. Lots of nice little prohects and tutorials to help a relative newbie like me! Thanks for the giveaway

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  131. I'm now a follower! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

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  132. I like seeing projects and tutorials! and lots of pictures!!

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  133. I've posted your giveaway on my facebook!

    Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

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  134. I'm new to your blog and I love it!

    Gail (malggl@comcast.net)

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  135. I love reading about what bloggers are sewing/quilting. I like tutorials and seeing finished projects. Thanks for a chance to win some of this awesome fabric! :)

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  136. I'm now a follower via gfc! :)

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  137. I think you have more followers than you realize! I love Lucy's Crab Shack...it's just so darn cute! Thank you!
    Boppiesgirl@gmail.com

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  138. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/215539816157298689

    By the way I love your mermaid... It's something totally different & memorable! :)

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  139. Great giveaway...I love Lucy's Crabshack! I love seeing pictures of quilts that others have made....for design and color inspiration.

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  140. I like to read tutorials on blogs, and I also like to read about how everyone has their own technique for certain things. I love reading blogs in general!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. I'm a new follower! Love the look of ur blog!

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  142. Ok, for your question: I love to see quilts!! And fabrics!! I've been sewing forever, so tutorials are not so needed, but I love to see what other people are making (it gives me great visual on what to do with different kinds of fabrics, since I'm not great on mental visualizing!) I also LOVE to see other peoples little kids and hear the funny/cute things they say: mine are 19 and 23 yrs old and I miss the sweetness of little ones. And cute blog name: good for you for changing to make it more of what you want :-) I'm up in Healdsburg (60 miles north of the Golden Gate), so I'm happy to find another sewer in relatively close :-)

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  143. I love to read about quilt patterns and quilting that people have used for their quilts-and love to see the pictures for inspirations.

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  144. I like tutorials and free patterns easy to follow, and strange but true I prefer simple quilts instead of the ones that need a big and precise work to be done, as you can see I am a non pro. ^_^

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  145. I am your brand new follower...
    via Twitter, Google and e-mail (I want to be sure)

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  146. I'm now a follower :) I love quilting and craft sites! I love learning a new trick, watching tutorials and seeing everyone's projects! Ugh, what DON'T I like would probably be a better question! :) Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck, Everyone!

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  147. i am a follower and your give away i on my blog!

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  148. I tweeted here:
    https://twitter.com/MimmaEtta/status/215548460819152896

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  149. Oh I've been drooling over Lucy and her little crab shack goodness, can't wait to get hold of some! Lucky you being so close to Julie too :o) Thanks for the chance to win

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  150. Hi Lorelei! Want me to bring your Gone Quiltin stuff to the next BAMQG meeting?

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  152. I've posted a link on Facebook. :)

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  153. I'm a follower as of today! My favorite thing to see on a quilting blog are "in-progress" pics. The finished pictures are glorious, but I really like seeing how something comes together. :)

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  154. And I think my favorite thing on sewing/quilting blogs is great pics... step by step, along the process pics. And helpful tips learned along the way. Basics explained sometimes. :)

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