Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Giveaway, an Injury, and Some Knitting!

Alright alright, I know that I promised I'd have some finished projects to share with y'all but unfortunately last week, the day after I last blogged, I was injured at work and haven't touched my sewing machine or picked up a needle and thread since. I'm okay but in a freak kind of accident my right arm ended up getting caught between a wall and a truck full of oversize books which not only caused my arm to get jammed up but also bent my right hand backwards leaving me with a sprained wrist (thank goodness it's not broken!!) and since I'm right-handed that has meant that I've been able to accomplish very little this past week. It's feeling much better now, just a bit achy, and I'm going to try using the sewing machine tonight - wish me luck!

As a means of giving my wrist a little workout without doing something that requires too much strength or puts too much pressure on my wrist I've been working on a new knitting project since Monday!


This is the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief which is a free pattern that I found on Ravelry. I'm using Madelinetosh Tosh DK in Kale and can not wait for it to be finished! Of course I won't be wearing it now with the weather so warm but I am so looking forward to wearing it in the Fall - Fall is my favourite by the way! The knitting is going much slower than usual with my bum wrist (and let me tell you I am not a fast knitter to begin with) and the purling might just be the death of me, but the pattern is really great and I know that I will wear this all the time once I get the chance! Rav'd here!

So as a means of smoothing over any waves that I might have created by not sharing a finished project - although I know you all forgive me - I thought I'd host a little giveaway! Not that I really need an excuse to host a giveaway!


This is Jessica Levitt's new collection Kingdom which was just released on August 1st! Windham Fabrics sent me this lovely little stack of fabric late last week and I decided to share it with you! In the interest of full disclosure I want to say that yes, Windham did send me this fabric, however they did not ask me to give any of it away on my blog - I came up with that part myself!


I will pick a few of the cuts to send to one lucky winner... here's what you need to do to enter:

1. Leave a comment telling me what you would make with this fabric
(and if you'd like - tell me which of the colours you like best too)!

2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog or if you become one!

3. Leave another comment if you "Like" Miss Print on Facebook!

There ya go that's three chances to enter - you do not need to do all of the above but please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry that you do! Please also remember that all comments are moderated so if your comment does not appear right away it just means that I haven't approved it yet! I will leave the giveaway open until next Wednesday (August 10th).

Alright get entering and wish me luck with my wrist and getting back into the sewing mode! Hopefully I'll be better able to show you some finished projects very soon!

*the giveaway is now closed*

226 comments:

  1. I love those purples especially!
    I'm making a charm bracelet quilt in purples for my daughter and these fabrics would be perfect!

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  2. I love those fresh bright colors! I think the brightness would be perfect fo a baby quilt

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  3. I follow your blog-hope your wrist is better soon!

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  4. I love these prints! I would make a bunch of fun bags!

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  5. So wonderful! I think a baby quilt or picnic blanket!

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  6. I have been a follower of your blog for quite a while.

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  7. My almost sixteen month old granddaughter's favorite color is purple, so the first thing I would make is a new dress for her!

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  8. I'm a quilter rather than a garment sewer so I'd definitely use it in a quilt. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. I love all the purples. Oh, yes I'm one of your followers.

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  10. Ouch! Hope your arm isn't too badly hurt! I "liked" you on FB

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  11. I am a follower and though i do not comment often I enjoy seeing what you have made and reading your blog.

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  12. I would make a colorful patchwork quilt !
    All the fabrics are beautiful- but I espeially like the pink crown fabric!

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  13. Oh I just really love the bright colors! So very eye catching. I am sure these would be in either couch pillows or a table runner for my coffee table , I have this huge coffee table which is actually an antique dining table top turned into a coffee table and these colors would really set the wood off nicely.

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  14. I like the teal and green colors. I'd definitely put them into a cute little boy quilt, maybe a baby quilt

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  15. What pretty fabric. I really like the blue line. Take care.

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  16. Oh no, your poor wrist! I hope the rest of the recovery process is smooth and swift.

    I just got an ereader (due to wrist problems of my own, heh—it's hard on a sore wrist to hold a hardcover book!), and have been working on cute sleeves for it that match my various purses. I suspect that this fabric would turn into a patchwork handbag like this one I made and a coordinating kobo sleeve or several.

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  17. I think this would make an adorable wall hanging for my new purple sewing room :) I would go with the purples and the greens :)

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  18. Ouch, Kaye! That sounds awful! Hope you're sewing again soon.

    I really like the blues/purples in this line. If I'm the lucky winner, they'd make their way into a quilt for sure!

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  19. Oh this is gorgeous fabric. I'd love to add some of this fabrics to one of my quilts. I love the purples and the aqua's. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Yow! Sorry about your hand and arm. Don't try to do too much, too soon (said in a "mom" voice). I LOVE those fabrics - especially the purple and lime green ones. And the turquoise. I see a pinwheel kid-friendly quilt in those colors.

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  21. I am a follower of your blog already :D

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  22. aaanndd....I already "like" you on Facebook!

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  23. Knitting with a sore wrist - you're keen!

    And that fabric is lovely - with a new baby boy joining our family in September some of those greens would be great to make him something.

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  24. I'm also a follower of your blog.

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  25. you poor girl! that stinks! hope you feel much better soon! i really like the blues.

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  26. gosh sorry about your arm. hope it is better fast. I like making bags and one of these days I will get brave and make a quilt. xo

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  27. Love the grays mixed in with those purples. I think I would certainly make a wall hanging or a baby/child quilt with them!

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  28. I love the combination of the colors moreso than any one fabric. I love blues and greens, but that addition of purple is very pretty! I would love to make some fabric baskets for my daughters room!

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  29. Like you on FB! So sorry about your arm. That knitting probably served as some occupational therapy!

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  30. Good luck getting to sew. I hope it doesn't hurt to do it. I love the beautiful combination of colors in that bundle. They would make a lovely quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  31. I need to start a project to gain confidence .. so I'd make some pillows. Bright, simple pillows. White, greys, and purples.

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  32. I've liked Miss Print on FB :)

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  33. I love them all!! But I would use the purples to use in a throw for my daughter that loves purple.

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  34. I'm already a follower of your blog.

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  35. Beautiful fabrics! I love the turquoise... gorgeous! I would probably use them in a quilt. I hope you feel better soon! It's so frustrating to be hurt and not be able to do what you love!

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  36. these would be great for a baby quilt I need to make for a little girl.

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  37. I also follow. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  38. I follow your blog, I am so sorry about your arm/hand. Good luck with your wrist and sewing

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  39. I was actually looking at these fabrics online earlier and contemplating making a cushion for a friend's little girl who's got a new purple bedroom - fate!
    Thanks so much for the sweet giveaway.

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  40. I really enjoy following your blog!
    I hope your wrist heals quickly and think your knitting therapy kerchief is just darling :)

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  41. I also already like you on FB. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabric!

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  42. I would use some of it for my hexagon quilt, save the selvages for my selvage quilt and then I would probably make a little quilt for my granddaughter. I love the purples, especially with the lime green!

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  43. love the purples!! Hope your wrist gets better real soon so you can create again!!

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  44. I'd make a quilt. :) I love the aqua and green. :)

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  45. I've "Liked" Miss Print on Facebook.

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  46. I am a Follower of Miss Print. (Sorry to hear about your accident)

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  47. I really love the white background fabrics and those blues or aquas. My faves are the mod flowers and lined boxes. i think I would make a table topper.

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  48. I like the greens and blue/greens. I'd use them in making Jaybird's Hugs and Kisses pattern, along with other fabric in my stash.

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  49. I'm also one of your followers. Kathie L in Allentown

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  50. I would love to win it for making a skirt for myself..I prefer dark colours :D
    Thanks for a chance..

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  51. I am following your blog for sometimes now :D

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  52. I "Like" Miss Print on Facebook!
    via profile HueiSei Ong :D

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  53. Oh ouch about the arm and hand. I know all too well about attempting to do anything without one of your hands. It's horribly frustrating. I had two different hand surgeries last year on both of my hands; yes four surgeries total. I did the left hand and then six months later the right. I am still having problems with a huge lack of strength in both and loss of the capability to use with any strength or pinching capability very much. I sure hope you heal quickly and won't need to deal with anything more than to just rest and let it heal. Good luck.

    I would love to win that fabric. I have been loving purple and lime green together lately so that would be my first choice. What I would make I honestly am not going to lie and say something because I am not sure right this second. I think it would be either part of a quilt or maybe a purse but don't hold me to that.

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  54. I have been following your blog for a very long time but until just now never actually clicked the google friend connect button to 'follow' your blog but have now.

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  55. I already 'liked' you on FB awhile back as well.

    Get better.

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  56. I'd love to make a quilt for my sister. I love all the colors!

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  57. Wow! Sorry to hear about your arm. I sure do hope you are back in commission again real soon.
    Love love love that fabric! I am drawn to all things green and purple, but all of those colors you are presenting are amazing.

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  58. Now for my next comment: I am also a follower! :)

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  59. I love the purple and green fabrics -- and I'd probably make something adorable for my 3-year old granddaughter - she'd love it!!

    Hope you're feeling much better soon and get to sew some more!!

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  60. And of course I follow your blog!

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  61. I forgot to add that I would love to make a scrappy modern quilt using old style templates, like apple core!

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  62. I like the lime green and the teal blue, but then beggars aren't choosy!

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  63. It's screaming to live in my living room as a quilt!

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  64. I'm already a follower!! Thanks for the chance!

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  65. so pretty! I especially love the blues & greens. Maybe some mugrugs or a mini quilt to hang in my studio?

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  66. I am alwo a follower of your pretty blog. Hope that arm is better soon, how frustrating

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  67. and.... I like you on facebook as well

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  68. ooo i love the greys blues and purples although it's all gorgeous!!!

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  69. Oooh! I saw these this morning on Sew, Mama, Sew! Love them! My girls are so into princesses they would love purple crowns. I love the three on top of that stack and the white on the top of the other! They're all great actually. I have all the ideas about how to embellish the hems of simple skirts with contrasting fabrics but I haven't quite worked it all out yet. I also want to try adding patch pockets to some simple plain jumpers.

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  70. I followed using friend connect!

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  71. I like the purples the best. I would either make some bags or use them in a quilt

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  72. Hi Kaye - I am buried under too much fabric so don't count me for the giveaway, I just wanted to say bummer about your accident and I hope your wrist is all better soon!

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  73. I just started following you!

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  74. I love purples and would make a pillow for meeeeee!

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  75. Thank you for the give away. So how it is that fabric companies send you awesome fabric. Lucky duck. I like the brights in this line. I quilt so that is how I would use it

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  76. Because of this giveaway and your posting the pic. on flickr I found you and will now follow the blog. Hope you heal fast!!!

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  77. They would make a great quilt. I especially love the greens, blues, and purples.

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  78. I follow you on google reader. Hope you heal up soon!

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  79. I love the blues and would make a quilt. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  80. I love the green and blue - I would use them in the quilt I am planning to make for my daughter.

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  81. I am already a follower and love your blog. Thank you for your generosity! Karen

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  82. Love the purples and yellows. They would make great tote bags. Sorry to hear about your accident. Hope you're better soon.

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  83. I'm planning to make a bunch of bags and purses for friends and family for Christmas gifts this year ~ I would love to make some from a couple of these prints! I'm usually drawn to purples, but since these are gifts it wouldn't really matter. THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  84. I like the purples. I'd make a blanket I think. Thanks for the chance!

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  85. I like you on facebook as Pam Floyd

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  86. I'm going to try making this star pattern as a quilt along over on Happy Quilters blog and I'd use these in it. The purple ones are my favorite.

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  87. I'm a follower of your blog

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  88. I like you on FB

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  89. I'd like to do a tumbler or dresden plate quilt with these fabrics.

    mystica123athotmaildotcom

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  90. I like the purples best! they would make a great picnic quilt!

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  91. oh I would use some of the green and blue fabric in a baby quilt I need to make this December

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  92. I am a regular follower of your blog. Hope you recover quickly -- and are able to get a few projects done in the meal while. I really like the greens and blues in this fabric stash.

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  93. I follow you on facebook as well! LOVE the greens and blues (maybe a little purple too.)

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  94. I would make a charity baby quilt for my quilt guild with the fabric. Love the blues and greens. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. Hope your arm and wrist feel better soon!

    I really like those fresh green prints. I'd love to do a kitchen wallhanging with them.

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  96. I would use some of the aqua and purples in a picnic quilt. Adorable fabric

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  97. I am a new follower! Love your blog. I posted this on my giveaway page on my blog, I hope it's ok. http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/

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  98. I would make a quilt, and I love the purples!

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  99. Such beautiful fabric-thanks for the chance to win! I would make a summer skirt!

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  100. I love the aqua and purple fabric and would use them to make a darling purse!

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  101. Oh the purples for sure! They're the main color in my niece's room and the room I'm making for my new baby.

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  102. I follow your blog (and twitter!)

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  103. I have a couple of things I want to make... (of course). A cell phone wallet (Valori Wells sewing card is winging its way to me) seems to be the top of the list for small projects, though I really want to make myself a bag as well, but am undecided on the pattern yet.

    My favorite print of them is Posy in Opal. I love the delicate icy shades and the art nouveau styling.

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  104. I would make bean bags, buttons and use them for embroidery. Maybe to sew doll's clothes too.

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  105. I would make some fabric bins for my little cousin;s room. The blues are my fav.

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  106. This would make a cute bay quilt so maybe some pillows. Love the greens an purples!

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  107. These fabulous fabrics would make a beautiful bag! Purples greens and blues -yum!

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  108. Owie, your poor wrist! Hope it feels much better soon, and that you got good drugs to take the pain away! Actually, I always say that, and yet I have hypermobility syndrome, am frequently injured, and am allergic to all but paracetemol, which does nothing, damnit, so I have no idea what the good drugs feel like lol So I wish for the good drugs for everyone else that's more normal... ;o)

    Anywho, I would make some bags with these I think. I'm sewing my way through Amy Butler's bags at the moment, and I think I need some new fabrics :o) I like the blues, greens and purples (so, uh, pretty much all of it lol)

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  109. I would make a quilt or a bag with this if I won.

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  110. I need to make some baby bibs. I like the teal, pink, and purple fabrics!

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  111. And people think that working in a library must be such a nice genteel type of job. Oh yes, and you get to read a lot! NOT! Some days it can be a workout - those loaded bookcarts, rearranging stacks, weeding, moving 20 years of bound journals to make space, cutting yourself making up the folding boxes for journals, straightening a shelf of books and having the bookend give way resulting in a pile of books sliding onto your head etc etc. Oh yes, a nice quiet job indeed.

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  112. I like the really graphic blue and grey print with all of the lines - I think its called something to do with castle or building. I'm really liking this whole colourway - I think it would make a great double jack wall hanging - a favourite pattern I stumbled upon one morning of blog following.
    http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2011/05/double-fat-jack-tutorial.html
    Thanks for the giveaway. Very generous.
    alli b

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  113. They'd be great for making project bags and totes. I like the blues and greys. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. I love the purple and green combos and - it would make a great bag or table runner.
    Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  115. I am doing the Skill Builder Sampler quilt along. I am using rainbow colors so any of those greens, purples and blues would be put to use lickety-split.

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  116. I'd love to make a quilt or a bag :D
    Thanks for sharing!

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  117. FB fan too :D
    wishing you a speedy recovery!

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  118. I like the purples best and would make a quilt for one of my friends who is due a baby. :-)

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  119. Oh you poor thing, hope your wrist mends well and fast! Thanks for the giveaway. I'd make a bag for my friends 30th : )

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  120. They're all gorgeous. I'm a happy reader.

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  121. I liked you on FB. Thanks again : )

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  122. Those purple and gray prints are yummy! I'd use them in a baby quilt...trying to make as many as I can before she arrives :)

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  123. I'm a follower of your blog! thanks!

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  124. Good luck with the hand-mending...I saw these lovely prints when you were running the quilt guild (I was in the back, sewing away)
    If I won I would use the purples to start making a christmas tree skirt for my mother-in-law. I have this wacky idea of making it reversible - one side purple and pink for Advent, the other side red, green and white for Christmas.
    Michelle
    shanghaicowgirl.matgmaildotcom

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  125. Also I follow your blog in Google Reader!

    Michelle
    shanghaicowgirl.matgmaildotcom

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  126. I hope that you feel better soon. I love all of the colors of fabric. Thank you for such a great giveaway. I am a follower already. :)

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  127. I guess I need to leave another comment letting you know that I follow you. :)

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  128. I'm a follower through GFC.

    dede.dedebaker@gmail.com

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  129. I follow your blog and I'm so sorry about your accident. Hope you mend quickly.

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  130. Purple and green, something floaty, ruffly, gathered, little girl. granddaughters. Fun skirts.

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  131. Love the fabric! I would whip up some tote bags and cute coin purses!

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  132. I have your blog in my blog reader, if that counts as being a follower!

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  133. what to make- i think a lunch bag for back to school, and a patchwork bolster pillow for reading!

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  134. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  135. SWEET FABRICS!
    I THINK I'D MAKE A NEW TOTE FOR ME!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  136. LIKED 'MISS PRINT BLOG' ON FB!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.met

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  137. My favorite colors are purple, aqua, grey, though like the greens, and those with white backgrounds too. Thanks for the chance.

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  138. I follow your blog. Hope to win some of this fab fabric for a quilt... Thanks

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  139. I hope you feel better! I twisted my right ankle/knee playing softball on Thursday and was worried that using my sewing machine pedal would be a problem, but luckily not (especially since I'd taken Friday off work to quilt!). The knitting is a fantastic substitute - great color/pattern!
    I love this line - may have to buy a bundle with all of them, but I'm especially partial to the lights and the turquoise/purple. I'm not sure of the design yet, but I definitely want to make a quilt out of it!
    Thanks, and take it easy!

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  140. We already liked you on FB and left a comment as Marcia and Margaret - the butterfly.
    Would really really like to win this fabric for a quilt...

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  141. I love the blues! I'm working up the courage to start my first quilt! amy @ gasudimack@sbcglobal.net

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  142. Sorry to hear of your accident. Hope you recover real soon.
    I would include the fabrics in a quilt for my granddaughter or maybe a cute sundress for her.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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