Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Giveaway Day!

Welcome to my blog for giveaway day. I'm excited to see what else people are giving away. Be sure to check out SewMamaSew's master list here. Today I'm giving away a small quilt--it's 43" x 53.5".



I did it for a class, and it was really fun. The technique involved sewing the whole top together and then cutting it into three pieces, which were then re-arranged. What's neat is that you get a quilt on point without having to cut a single triangle! Well, I guess if you count cutting the quilt into triangles, but I don't. Anyway, it doesn't really go with my decor, so I figured some other person might enjoy it. If you'd like to win this quilt, leave a comment about your favorite (or most interesting) quilting or sewing technique. I will pick a winner using a random number generator. The deadline is May 31st at midnight CDT.

Thanks for stopping by!

115 comments:

  1. i am new to quilting so any quilting technique is pretty neat. thanks

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  2. Cute quilt!- count me in :)

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  3. After all that work you want to give it away, so cool. The colors are my favorite and I admire all the patience it took to cut and piece all those squares. Thanks for the chance!!!

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  4. I'm a beginner quilter, but my Grandma taught me a technique where you sew a bunch of strips together and then cut perpendicular to the strips to get strips of squares. I'd love to figure out how to duplicate your technique! I'm still scared of triangles!

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  5. I don't quilt, but this is amazing! That technique sounds like fun, but I think it would confuse me! LOL!

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  6. I'll admit, I'm not a quilter either! But I recall helping my grams when I was a teenager making triangles! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

    hootie364@gmail.com

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  7. I love this and the technique sounds fascinating like the disappearing nine patch. It goes with my decor! I would love it!

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  8. I love to paper piece, but applique comes in a close second ...then machine quilting....then, I could go on and on.

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  9. I love the quilt. Bright colors are right up my alley. Free motion quilting is my favorite technique. It is hard to take the plunge but very liberating once you get started.

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  10. gorgeous quilt!
    my favorite (well, most-used_ technique is English paper-piecing, because it means i can use whichever fabrics i have on hand (even if they be old socks or something), and that i can take them with me wherever i go (school, airplane...) and don't need to press. ever. hooray! *grin*

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  11. I'm not a quilter, which is why I want this beautiful piece! I hope I still qualify! Yehudim@aol.com

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  12. my favorite technique is to win them or find them at thrift stores! : )
    i havent attempted one myself yet!

    elkesten at yahoo dot com

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  13. I am just learning so my favorite is when I sew it and it comes out ok without me having to rip out seams!!! I'm not kidding. Sewing in a straight line is good too.

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  14. that's a cool idea. I don't have any tricks or tips because i've only ever completed 2 quilts. I'm still a very new beginner. Thanks for entering me in the contest.

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  15. Sounds like a great idea. love the quilt. Count me in.

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  16. i have never quilted but i hope that eventually I will be able to take a class to learn how!

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  17. Neat quilt..it would look great in my blue kitchen.Thanks so much.

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  18. Very sweet quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I've only made one quilt, so I don't have a lot of experience, but I really enjoyed piecing over muslin.

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  20. You are a talented person! I hope I win, I love the quilt.

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  21. I am not a qualified quilter, but I know that strip quilts are easy enough for me and my 6 year old to do. We have made 2 small ones already. She loves it. I would love to win yours for a cute doll quilt.

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  22. I've never quilted, but I love them. I wish I had that talent!

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  23. I'm just learning to quilt and have only done piecing so far. I really want to do a log cabin next though.

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  24. I have a sweetie pie that just loves blue (her twin sissy loves pink!). Thanks for the chance to win!

    Hugs & Blessings!

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  25. What a generous offer! Those are beautiful colors in your quilt.
    I'm going to try out the book/ pattern Rings That Bind by Cheryl Phillips. It makes me think that I could actually make a Wedding Ring quilt. You quilt all three layers in small sections so I'm thinking it would be a good way to test out my free motion skills.

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  26. beautiful quilt! i don't have any techniques yet, but i am hoping to learn to quilt this summer!

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  27. Thanks for participating

    jbroberts@cox.net

    -joy

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  28. What a neat idea! I just helped a class I teach bind the edges of the quilt they made for another teacher of theirs, and was coveting a homemade quilt - I would love to win!

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  29. I love to string piece on foundations.
    jentrease@hotmail.com

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  30. Such a beautiful quilt and you're giving it away! What a generous and lovely person you are! My favorite quilting technique is to use a double-fold binding and hand sew it down on the back. That's my favorite part of the whole quilt---sewing down the binding, the final step to a finished quilt.

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  31. I don't quilt...I knit, but I'm extremely impressed with your quilts!

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  32. Interesting concept - our quilt guild has done the disappearing 9 patch several times as charity quilts. Would like ot see how it's done. Thanks - Robert, in northern Iowa.

    rjkent@netamumail.com

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  33. How beautiful! I haven't made a quilt yet, but I am gathering my scraps to make one! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I just finished a rag quilt using demin. It was a lot of fun

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  35. I think your quilts are beautiful! Alas, my talents lie elsewhere...

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  36. Ooh. I'm just a beginning quilter, cutting my second quilt now. This is lovely, and I love the technique you described. Wonderful!

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  37. I'm not sure of the name of the technique, but I am drawn to the all red and white quilts. It may have to do with red is my favorite color. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful quilt.

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  38. Quilting fascinates me. I've not mustered the gumption to try it yet so I cannot name any technique. I just love the finished product. Hopefully one day I'll find the time to learn.

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  39. This is cute! I will one day have to look into trying this. I am a beginning quilter... hand quilter nonetheless... it is a lot of work!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway.

    Cassie Driver
    cmdoduck(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Your quilt is lovely! I'm a novice quilter and am working on a snowball block quilt for my girls bed. Wish I had advice, but I'm still learning :) Thanks for the giveaway. I can be contacted thru my blog: www.luscofamily.blogspot.com

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  41. I haven't learned how to quilt yet. But my daughter would love this beautiful quilt.

    www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  42. I like the quilt and the technique sounds fun! I would like to own the quilt! Thanks for a chance to win it!

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  43. I like any project that can be done quickly! So, my favorite pattern is one where I stack up a bunch of fat quarters and cut all at once. I've got 2 kids under 2 in a tiny apartment. Any project that can be cut, sewn, and finished quickly is good for me!

    Thanks for asking for hints & techniques. I've enjoyed reading through them. And thanks for joining the giveaway!

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  44. What an interesting way to make a quilt top...I hate sewing triangles...flying geese get me every time ;)

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  45. That really is soo cute, I wish I knew how to do that!!
    JloMamaJama@aol.com

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  46. That is a lovely quilt. I've just started to dabble in small quilted pieces, but so far I just love watching little bits of fabric come together in a grand design. It is so amazing.

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  47. Wow! What a great technique! Was there a pattern that went along with the class...if so I would love to know the name of it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I guess the technique that save me the most time is chain piecing. It also saves on thread :)
    Thanks

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  49. Thanks for the great giveaway! I don't know that I have any interesting quilting techniques, but I haven't been quilting that long. My favorite thing to add to any quilt is the recepient's name pieced into the back of the quilt. I have made a large twin size quilt for my daughter with her name on the back, and I am working on a second large twin for my other daughter and it has her name as well. It looks incredible, and adds that much more charm and love to the quilts.

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  50. Awesome giveaway!

    I am 8. Check out my giveaway too. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    My mom also has a giveway at www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  51. I love pinwheels, but my fave to make is disappearing 9-patch. I learned it from SMS!

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  52. cool idea. I would love to win!

    heathervanhoof[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  53. What a great way to increase your blog readership and make some lucky winner really happy! I'm a wonderful knitter but a horrible sewer so my favorite technique is a zig-zag top-stitch to couch pieces and hide my mistakes.

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  54. I don't have a favorite technique but I love the idea of cutting apart the quilt and sewing it back together on point. I wish I had more time to sew.

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  55. i don't quilt - really - but would love to make a t-shirt quilt from some old favs....

    amandalockhart@yahoo.com

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  56. One of these days I'll learn to quilt... maybe... I don't like patterns or being told what to do... hmmm..... your quilt is so lovely.
    Bmoore_mamabee at hotmail dot com

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  57. I don't have any really cool techniques to share but I find using a leading and ending scrap when chain piecing really helps me keep my seam allowances true.

    Love your quilt.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  58. Gorgeous quilt! That class and the technique sound very interesting. I would be honored to have this quilt if I was lucky enough to win it!

    galaxie_bleu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. That is beautiful! I don't have a favorite technique, but I love hand quilting. It's so relaxing.

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  60. I can't believe you are giving away a quilt! It's beautiful!! I wish I could give you a favorite technique, but I don't know how to sew! Well, I have a sewing machine, but all I know how to do is step on the peddle and hope the needle goes in the right place :-)

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  61. This quilt is just gorgeous!

    I quilted with my 87 year old grandmother and a week later she had a debilitating stroke. I am so thankful for all our days together but that last day of quilting is a treasure. Thankfully, my husband was home that day and took pictures.

    Stop by my blog. I am having three giveaways. :)

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  62. I haven't been brave enough to try a quilt yet, but I have been wanting to try the freezer paper method.

    Thanks for the giveaway, if I am the lucky winner, you can contact me through my website www.radseams.com.

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  63. What a great giveaway! I love quilts...all quilts, any color any size so I am sure hoping my number is lucky!

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  64. My favorite sewing technique is using dental floss to do gathers. There is a video on youtube somewhere showing how to do it. It makes doing gathers so much easier. :)

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  65. My favorite technique is improvisalional piecing with my hand dyed fabrics. paltier at rkps-aps dot com

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  66. I'm a newbie and also easily amused, so I have to say chain piecing!

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  67. that is an adorable quilt!

    No particular tip or hint - although i am trying very hard to learn how to do needle turn applique....

    nhsarab at yahoo dot com

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  68. Love the quilt and I can't believe you can give it away! My favorite technique is using the wondercut ruler to make 1/2 sq triangles. But I like your method better - not having to cut them at all!
    susan
    sgalasso@triad.rr.com

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  69. really nice quilt! My tip....don't be afraid to try new things!

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  70. Lovely quilt! I don't know if this counts, but I am fascinated by hawaiian quilts. The bold, graphic contrast really appeals to me.

    mrskatiecrocker@gmail.com

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  71. I haven't quilted since I was in college, but it gave me a wonderful appreciation for them and I love looking at them. One day I will quilt again.

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  72. Very lovely quilt! What a work of art to be giving away.

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  73. What a nice quilt! One of my favorite sewing projects has been making stuffed monkeys for my kiddos.

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  74. I've recently been working on my 1st disappearing 9 patch pattern, with some vintage Raggedy Ann fabric, and just love it. Will make some little child very happy!

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  75. The best thing about giveaway day is visiting all the blogs and seeing what folks are making. :)

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  76. very nice! thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Oooh That's such a pretty quilt. I would LOVE to win that one. It's even my favorite color.

    I am just learning to quilt but spend a lot of my time working on my machine embroidery. That's SO much fun and the wonderful things that can be done are amazing.

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  78. I don't sew well enough yet to have a favorite technique. Pretty quilt!

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  79. I think it's a lovely quilt, hope I win. I don't really have a favorite quilt or sewing technique. I'm one those that throws all caution to the wind when I sew.

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  80. I'm not sure that I know many special/fancy quilting techniques (I kind of make most of it up as I go), but the first quilt I made (age 10?)was tied with yarn, rather than machine quilted. I would love to learn hand-quilting, it is just so beutiful, but so far I've pretty much just sat down at the machine and gone free-hand. Something I watched my grandmother do when I was a kid, lots of random squiggles or lines.

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  81. Cute quilt. Count me in please.

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  82. I like your little quilt! I like stipple quilting, and stitch in the ditch for quilting. I guess they're not really special, but those are my favorites, depending on the quilt top pattern. My machine doesn't do stippling very well, but I manage for now... I guess I need an embroidery foot or something.

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  83. I have never even attempted to make a quilt. My grandama, however, used to quilt by hand daily. So to honor her I'd like to learn. Since I'm new, I'd love something super easy! Oh and I do think the tee shirt quilts are neat.

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  84. Cute quilt. I love wall hanging quilts. Thank-you for the opportunity to own it.

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  85. I don't really quilt, but when I've paper-pieced, even though I have to check the directions every single step, I find I do a bit better. Otherwise my corners simply do not match up!

    The quilt is lovely, by the way. It's an amazing giveaway.

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  86. I don't quilt or even sew! We are expecting our first so I thought I would enter and maybe we would be lucky!

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  87. Great quilt - It's so cute, I'll MAKE it match my decor :)

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  88. A whole quilt! That is very generous. What a cool technique, too. I like simple techniques that make the craft easier... although nothing I do is out of the ordinary. :o)

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  89. I love the colors! They are so pretty!! Pick me!! Hahaha! I want to start taking some quilting classes to expand my knowledge!! Keep up the good work!!

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  90. I like any technique that makes quilting faster and more precise. But I'm very new to quilting, so that's about anything !

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  91. It's adorable! Hope to win it!

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  92. My favorite technique would have to be the way to sew strips together and then cut them to piece broken star quilts. So easy and there are no small pieces to mess with.

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  93. I'm not a quilter... YET:) I've got a few books and I'm ready to start my first project, but I always look at quilts with such admiration!

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  94. Honestly, I don't know how to quilt :( I am hoping my grandmother will be able to teach me or give me some tips...I would LOVE to be a quilter!

    And your quilt is gorgeous--what a generous giveaway!

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  95. Thank you for a chance to win your quilt, very kind of you to pass it on to a lucky (ME?) person. I just adore log cabin...what to try a wonky one soon!
    Jenny
    krousegirl2 at aoldotcom

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  96. I don't sew or quilt but friends and family members do, and I like to be involved in the fabric/color decisions.

    krdickinson@grandecom.net

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  97. What a beautiful quilt! I am so excited for the opportunity to win this!!!
    My fav part of quilting is piecing. The oddest technique--I'm not really sure-I'm a newbie quilter so I have done basic piecing and quilting-sitich in the ditch and stipling. I love it though!
    Thanks for the chance!
    kysmommy2@yahoo.com
    -Lisa

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  98. I am just learning to quilt so I'm afraid I don't have any tips. I would love to have your lovely quilt. Thank you.

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  99. I'm just learning to quilt! I have been learning for about 6 months! So I'm still new and have no tricks or anything special just trying to get it down to meet my goal so each one of my little kids has a quilt from mom!

    Thank you so much for your sweetness and have a lovely Sunday!

    ;-) Brooke
    heartnmaui at gmail dot com

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  100. I am pretty new to quilting myself. You are so generous for giving this away! It is beautiful!

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  101. This looks really nice! I wouldn't mind owning this great quilt. My favorite quilting technique I have used so far is for a log cabin block. Instead of cutting out the individual rectangles the size you need and then sewing together I cute out a center square, then long strips the right width, sew in a strip, then trim it to size, then sew on another strip and trim it. I am not describing it well but anyway it is much easier and you can work on several blocks at once and not as much measuring and cutting.

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  102. This quilt is so pretty! I'm not a quilter but I do appreciate the work that goes into making them and I just love them! I don't really have a favorite sewing technique. I'm pretty simple lol.

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  103. I've seen that techique before but haven't tried it. You have very good flow in that quilt, it is pretty. I've enjoyed sewing with strings. I'm a scrap quilter at heart. I sewed up two graduation quilts one spring for my daughter and one of her friends, sewing it on a foundation paper. Ripping out the paper was a pain, but it got done and the quilts were very pretty. Have you tried that yet?

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  104. What a generous giveaway!
    I love watching movies late at night while I sit on the couch and do embroidery or hand stitching. It is my quiet time when the kids are asleep. I wish I knew some good tips though!

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  105. I love making disappearing nine patch quilts. I recently made and I spy for my grandson using this technique. Your quilt is really nice. Would love to win it!

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  106. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful quilt. I can't share a technique because I do not sew. That is why I am here, admiring all the beautiful things people like you have made!
    Leitinger4152@gmail.com

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  107. What a beautiful quilt! You are very talented!!

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  108. This is a tip that sounds obvious, but it took me quite a while to truly learn and understand it. GO SLOW! And, don't be afraid of your stitch ripper, LOL.

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  109. i am a kindergartner quilter, but i love all quilting techniques that produce wonderful quilts to cuddle up in for years!!!
    so far i'm having fun strip quilting and all of the different blocks i can make with strips and then sewing them and cutting them and sewing them again!!!!
    brigitaenchilada@gmail.com

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  110. My favorite technique is invisiable machine applique. I love the way it looks hand done but a lot quickier. Thank you for chance to win your quilt.

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  111. I just started quilting-only three months ago! I am going to bookmark these comments though-what a great resource. Just to show you how new to this I am, I will share with you that my fav. discovery was chain stitching! AHH I am so embarrassed!! I do love learning to use my darning foot. The only thing is when I free motion quilt the hardest thing to figure out is my tension. Any tips??!

    great giveaway by the way :)I will cross my fingers and hope the random generator likes especially high numbers! (if that's how you choose)

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  112. My favorite quilting technique is to be able to sew binding completely by machine and not see any stitching on the front of the quilt.

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