Monday, March 2, 2015

Behind the Scenes | Plus a Giveaway

Are y'all on Instagram? It is my very favorite way to share the "behind the scenes" of all of the projects I am working on. 
I don't do a lot of WIP {work in progress} posts here on the blog, so Instagram is the place to see everything in it's "work in progress" state! It's so easy to snap a photo on my phone while sitting at my machine, or paper piecing in the car, etc and share it within seconds. 
{Trying my hand at paper piecing/appliqueing clamshells... Mine are totally inspired by the amazing Mary Dugan of Molly Flanders} 
It's also my very favorite way to stay in touch with all my sewing and blogging friends- plus make new friends! I love that it's so easy to click "like" or comment on a photo. While comments are few and far between on my blog these days, it is so refreshing to get feedback on a project I'm working on, or get answers to a sewing question I have. {I know you're still reading, and I totally get that it's kinda a pain to log into your account to post a comment on Blogger! No worries! But those of you that are still commenting on my blog have a special place in my heart! You are all the sweetest!}
 {Ever and always working on my La Passacaglia Quilt... You can find all of my progress under my hashtag #mbdcbnpassacaglia}
 {these star points are the tiniest and most tedious part of the La Passacaglia process, but when they are put together, they are so fantastic!}
I have heard from some readers that they are hesitant to get in Instagram, or that they are on there and don't like it. My only advise for you is to give it another chance. I really love it so much! I am inspired daily by the amazingly talented people I follow, plus I also find it so easy to search for inspiration within the hashtags. 
For instance, if I want to see anything made with fabric by Anna Maria Horner {my very favorite fabric designer}- I just look up the hashtag #annamariahorner, and over 6000 pictures pop up. {I have to be careful to manage my time, or I could loose myself for hours there!}
 {Baby girl quilt for a friend. Made of mostly Art Gallery fabrics... So soft! Coming soon to the blog.}
Another reason I love Instagram, is that it is a great way for me to let y'all know when I have a new blog post up. The link to my blog is found in my profile so it's always an easy way to click over and read posts on my blog.  
 I hope that you'll come play along on Instagram! I love talking with y'all there and seeing your creations too! Be sure to tag me if you ever make something using a tutorial you find on my blog! I love seeing your versions of projects I've made!
You can find me here: @crafterbynight.

***GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***
Last but not least, Fort Worth Fabric Studio is doing a giveaway today for one lucky reader! 
$50 Gift Certificate to their shop!!
What better way to brighten your day, then to go on a shopping spree for fabric online!?! 
I think if I had $50 to spend there, I would definitely get a bundle of Milk Sugar & Flower!

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is head over to browse the Fort Worth Fabric Studio website and then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what you would get if you won the giveaway!
{your answer will in no way effect the result of the giveaway- just fun to hear what y'all have your eye on!}
JUST BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR EMAIL IN YOUR COMMENT SO THAT I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN!

One person will be chosen at random and notified via email on Friday March 6th. 

THE WINNER IS:
HI, I'd select "Indygo Nature", a beautiful collection!Thanks for sharing your neat Blog+a great Giveaway too!Happy Stitching!



Have a happy Monday everyone!
xoxo, Ashley

141 comments:

  1. Milk Sugar & Flower is my new fabric crush. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  2. Milk sugar and flower or I've been reakky wanting to get Red Pepper Quilt's birthday bundle

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  3. I love, love Milk, Sugar and flower! Adorable! Thanks for the opportunity to win! emsw61@yahoo.com

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  4. Oh my goodness. I would get some of their 1930's print fabrics to use in my newly started Grandmothers flower garden quilt.

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  5. Loving the Cotton candy bundle, or the 30's playtime bundle!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  6. I would get the Yellow & Grey FQB and the Love Lilac FQB. edrin1932 at gmail dot com

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  7. Love seeing your WIPs! I'd definitely pick Milk Flour and Sugar. Thanks for the chance! aangto at gmail

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  8. The very first APP I add when I finally am cool and have a smart phone will MOST DEFINITELY be Instagram! I want to be a part of the WIP updates and am always so glad when you put them on your blog. So thank you for doing that even though it is extra work for you. :) I would get cute critters (those owls!), the cottage garden (love the teal birds against the gray), natural wonder (beautiful neutrals for my Zen inspirations :), Riding Hood blend (little nesting dolls!), and/or Petal and Plume (a peacock? My girls would love it!)

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  9. I would LOVE some of their 30's playtime favorites. Thanks for the giveaway!
    curtnheather (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. I love following your updates on IG Ashley!! Your photo's are always so inspiring, xo

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  11. oh! and a giveaway! I didn't even notice this at first, gosh I would love to pre-order the Spring Showers range by Wilmington Prints. So pretty! Thanks Ashley x

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  12. I would get the Calling all Nurses line to make stuff for my husband's nurses!

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  13. I would get some Cherie En Route Gravel KNIT Art Gallery to make me a comfy dress. littleellalu at gmail dot com

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  14. I'd probably get some Fresh Cut
    gillwatson at mailbox dot co dot uk

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  15. I would get the wild & free and priory square art gallery fat quarter bundles. I love both your blog and instagram feed -- so inspiring! crosejones (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. LOVE it so much :* asysyifaahs(at)yahoo(dot)com ^^

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  17. Love your Instagram posts...and your blog posts! I'd have to agree with you about getting the Milk, Sugar, and Flower...love those prints! Thanks!

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  18. I'd get some Summer Breeze-love blue and yellow combos!

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  19. I love the cotton candy bundle. So cute for one of my two girls! -julieanna mrsfcshaffner@yahoo.com

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  20. I'd probably get the Passport bundle (or maybe the LV bundle). I'm at hoskissonist ([{ at ) G. Mail.

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  21. I love Daysail and more Thimbleblossom patterns.

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  22. Yay! I'm definitely following on Instagram now!

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  23. I believe I already follow you on IG. I bought some of the bird prints in Milk, Sugar and Flower but now I think I need some of the other prints, too!

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  24. The new Pam Kitty Garden is so much fun, I've been playing with it all week and would certainly splurge on more.

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  25. I would get the Smudge bundle. I need some low volume for a quilt I'm beginning soon.

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  26. I would get the Low Volume bundle!

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  27. I also love the Milk Sugar & Flowers and I've been eyeing Daysail!

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  28. Gosh so many gorgeous fabrics I hadn't seen before! So many to choose from I'll have to throw a dart and say the delicious Sausalito Cottage by Lakehouse. Simply gorgeous!

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  29. Difficult but I would have to stock up on some Pam Kitty Garden prints, just love them.

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  30. I like the low volume bundle or the Honey Bee bundle,
    Thanks for the giveaway

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  31. I would get the following:

    SUMMER BREEZE CHARM PACK Moda
    Summer Breeze JELLY ROLL Moda
    Fresh Cut LAYER CAKE Moda

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  32. Oh such a hard choice....but I am in serious LOVE with Pam Kitty Garden!!!! I can picture the cuteness in my sewing room!!!!!

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  33. There are so many choices. I love the bundle by AdornIt, Rhapsody and I also love Petal and Plume by Bari J. Camille@focus20.com Crossing my fingers.

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  35. I have been eyeing the Milk, Sugar, and Flower fabric, so I would like to get a bundle of that. Such pretty and cheerful fabric! millaya7@gmail.com Thank you!

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  36. Love the Milk & sugar too...but I would love to get the "Friday Bundle Batch Exclusive CITRUS BLAST"!!! in the 1/2 yard Bundle!! Thanks for grrrrreat Give-a-way!! :)
    bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  37. I love the Milk, Sugar and Flower a lot -- but, if I had $50 to spend there, I think I would head for the "One Piece Left & Remnants" section for my shopping spree. Lots of good stuff there!

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  38. I agree - Milk, Sugar and Flower would be my choice.

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  39. I'd get that Summer Breeze Full Collection Fat Qtr bundle. I could use a little summer breeze about now!

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  40. I love precuts so I would probably get a jelly roll. I'm not exactly sure which, yet, but I am leaning towards Because of the Brave. I would love to be able to give my army brother and his family a quilt.

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  41. I would like 30s Playtime Favorites.

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  42. I love the black lines of Rhapsody Bop Birdies All Around Adornit! Great fabric.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  43. I'd have to order some new Gardenvale!

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  44. I would get the cotton candy bundle. Thanks for a greattttttt giveaway. I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  45. I think I would probably buy the Aqua/Red FAT QUARTER BUNDLE. Thanks, Kathy
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  46. Cotton Candy FWFS...totally caught my eye!!!
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I love the cotton candy bundle- it looks like it would be fun to make something for my darling girl. jen.neef@web.de

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  48. Fort Worth Fabric Studio has a nice selection. I would get a strip pack of Batavian Jewels Batiks. Thanks for the great giveaway, and thanks for your inspiring blog!

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  49. Milk and sugar please so nice together
    marinaclark@live.com

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  50. They have some cute bundles...especially the blogger bundles. Or I would get some Wanderer fabric when it comes out :) nicm0593@gmail.com

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  51. I love IG and follow you there too! I would love Milk Sugar and flower! Thanks for the giveaway.
    lisawalshatfrontiernetdotnet.

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  52. The fat quarter bundles are the best! Love the 1930s reproduction prints.

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  53. I'd like to get some of their kits...especially their Pam Kitty Garden RUFFLE TEA TOWEL KIT FWFS Exclusive. So pretty! God bless. ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  54. I'm new to quilting so I'd definitely want some patterns. I love the touchdown one. That would give me plenty of time to finish it before the season begins!

    ShoppingLizard at gmail

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  55. I love IG and the inspiration I can get looking at everyone's projects. I am a BIG follower of you (I'm @whipsnapsandy). If I were to win a $50 gift certificate to FWS I would also get the Milk Sugar and Flowers. I love that line!!! Thanks for a chance.

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  56. I follow you and FW Fabric Studio on Instagram (I am robinintheroses) and I agree, I love IG and can happily spend hours looking at all of the inspiring pictures and ideas that the awesome group of crafters share there. If I were lucky enough to win the gift certificate, I would get some of the Pam Kitty Garden collection. I look forward to hearing from you; robinmatlock@verizon.net.

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  57. I'm liking the colors in mariposa. And the raspberry pie bundle has been catching my eye. And no order would be complete without some northcott - stonehenge. Thanks for the chance to win. I love Fort Worth Fabric! I'm rkquilter at gmail.

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  58. One of the items I love is Mariposa FAT QUARTER BUNDLE Windham...the perfect fabrics for summer!

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  59. I would get a Pam Kitty Garden FQ bundle and some Basic Grey Fresh Cut. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    I love all of your beautiful WIP's!!!
    onlybas(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I would get some miss Kate yardage before it is gone forever! And I LOVE Instagram :) and your quilt that I can't say the name of is stunning!!!!

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  61. Thanks for the chance to win! I think I might pick out some cute Riley Blake designs.
    mlhummy at yahoo dot com

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  62. The "Color Drenched" fat quarter bundle is calling my name. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    lisaestrada at yahoo dot com

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  63. Some of the Art Gallery fabrics, Wanderer and Free Spirit kyliemj at icloud dot com

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  64. I would get the Wanderer bundle by April Rhodes. Thank you for hosting the giveaway! weitay at gmail dot com

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  65. I would get the Passport half yard bundle. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  66. I would get a couple of yards of the 108" wide quilt back modern script and some milk, sugar, and flower. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I love IG too!

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  67. I wouldn't mind the 30's Playtime but I also like the Milk and Sugar. So much to choose from.

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  68. Wow!! All of them are gorgeous. I like Summer Breeze FQ bundle, and Lily's quilts birthday FQ bundle. I couldn't decide only one. Kisses from Spain.

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  69. I would get the Florida sunrise fat quarter bundle. It would remind me of our wee piece of paradise in Florida when we are not there!

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  70. I love following your sewing makes on IG, Ashley! If I had a $50 giftcard at my disposal I would put it towards the Spring Showers collection by Wilmington Prints, thanks for the chance! I recently bought the Milk, Sugar & Flower bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio and they were a lovely company to shop with:)
    raejarvis78(at)aol(dot)com

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  71. Love the low volume FQ bundle (or half yard bundle!). So versatile - can be used with so many other fabrics.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  72. I would choose the 30s Playtime Favorites fat quarter bundle. Looking at your photos gave me courage to try again to handpiece some tiny triangles for a project I started.:)
    Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  73. Sea Glass! But I love them all...
    Thanks for the chance

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  74. I would probably get some Daysail. Love Bonnie and Camille!

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  75. I would probably choose Veranda HALF YARD or Wind and Wave quilt kit

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  76. The wanderer collection would be MINE! I would selfishly make myself a beautiful snuggly throw quilt. cornelius.jessica@gmail.com

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  77. The wanderer collection would be MINE! I would selfishly make myself a beautiful snuggly throw quilt. cornelius.jessica@gmail.com

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  79. I love looking at your Instagram. I'm so inspired. I love the Cherie bundle. Love the colors! lindsayfleming2@gmail.com

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  80. I would choose the FQB by Joel Dewberry Love the Birch Farm. Thanks!

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  81. Ohhh the Batiks' look like fun!

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  82. I love the Pam Kitty Garden and love the Milk, Flower, Sugar line too! I'm enjoying Instagram and will follow you over there. Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetoweratgmaildotcom

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  83. I got on IG about 2 months ago and now I'm addicted! I love that FWFS has Adornit, not many shops do, so I would order something from Adorni's lines.

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  84. Such a hard choice! I think I would get Michael Miller Dalmatian Ta Dot as it would make a perfect accent on some curtains I am designing. Thanks for the chance! Wright.vikki@gmail.com

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  85. Some Adornit Fabric and Art Gallery! Thanks!
    keriskorner@gmail.com

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  86. I do like the Fresh Cut bundle! Very nice!

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  87. I'd probably stock up on some pretty batiks because my stash is lacking in that department. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  88. I'd probably stock up on some pretty batiks because my stash is lacking in that department. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  89. I love so much! Batiks are always good!

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  90. So many wonderful things but have to go with the fat quarter bundle of Milk Flower Sugar too! 😊 kelelap@gmail.com

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  91. Most definitely Milk, Sugar and Flower!! I am soooo in love with this gorgeous fabric!!💗 Thanks so much!

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  92. Definitely would love to have milk flower sugar. Email avidguy_1080@hotmail.com

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  93. Rhapsody Bop looks lovely!! webbgirls@yahoo.com

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  94. I think I'd have to get a Fresh Cut bundle. Thanks for the chance to win! Also, I started following you on IG.
    sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  95. Love the milk sugar and flower. Fat quarter bundle.
    Kimberly@graphicom.org

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  96. Either the fresh cut Layer Cake or the Milk, Flower, Sugar FQ bundle. :) Sevenstorms at Yahoo Dot Com.

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  97. I love the tea towel kits! So lovely :) mrskaty marriott at gmail dot com

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  98. Thank you for the chance to win. I have been eyeing Milk, Sugar and Flowers for a while and it would look great in my daughter's room. It is great to know that there is an online shop in Cowtown, especially one with a good selection and that has an easy to use online shop. I do prefer to shop locally. mariana.dickey@gmail.com

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  99. Yep! I love IG and I love Milk Flower Sugar!

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  100. I would get the FWFS Mystery bundle for March! Fresh Cut FTW

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  101. I would also buy a bundle of Milk Sugar & Flower! That Mystery Bundle is really pretty, too!
    legato1958 (at) aol (dot) com
    Susie

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  102. I would buy the cotton candy FQ bundle. jennifereads@att.net

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  103. Oh of course I would get the milk sugar flower bundle!! Love it and I've been holding out for it 😉 thank you for the chance to win!!
    Faithinchicago@gmail.com

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  104. HI, I'd select "Indygo Nature", a beautiful collection!
    Thanks for sharing your neat Blog+a great Giveaway too!
    Happy Stitching!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  105. Should I be lucky enough to win I would love to get a Low Volume FAT QUARTER BUNDLE. Thanks for the chance!
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  106. Oh fun! I'd get some priory square or low volume blenders.

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  107. I would get the indigo nature bundle. its so beautiful

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  108. I like Daysail, 1930's playtime and Miss Kate yardage...today. Who knows what mood I will be in tomorrow! Thanks for the chance.

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  109. I'd love that 30's Minis bundle when it's available! thanks for the chance to win!
    peks1001(at)yahoo(com)

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  110. I'm loving the Riley Blake Cottage Garden right now. Also love the Custom Bundles FWFS puts together.

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  111. I like Rhapsody Bop! carolann427@aol.com

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  112. Yea-I'm thinking some Milk Sugar Flour would be perfect...or some Cotton Candy...or.... ;)
    thanks so much for the chance to win!
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  113. I'd get some Bonnie and Camille Daysail! Love it! debgirotti at gmail dot com

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  114. I loved the Fresh Lemons Quilts Birthday FQ Bundle! But really they are all beautiful and hard to choose just one favorite bundle. I guess it really depends on the projects you plan on using them for. yamada_joy@hotmail.com

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  115. They have this really fun black, white, and yellow bundle called Honey Bee. I would love to buy it. It looks like a lot of fun. powersjlc (at) gmail (dot) com Thanks so much for the chance!

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  116. I love polka dots. Michael Miller BLUE/GRAY Ta Dot FAT QUARTER BUNDLE sleepingorsewing@gmail.com

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  117. I love Gardenvale. sarah@forrussia.org

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  118. I'd get some Cherie En Route Gravel KNIT Art Gallery fabric! :)
    bcgeates at gmail dot com

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  119. I'd get the HONEY BEE FQ BUNDLE FWFS Exclusive.
    hollymay09@gmail.com

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  120. I would grab some Miss Kate from the sale section.
    ebbtide45 at yahoo dot com

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  121. I'd go for milk sugar flower too!

    andri_chama (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  122. I think I'd get a whole mash of beautiful fabrics! But there'd definitely be some Milk Sugar & Flower in there! Thanks for the giveaway!
    louisecake@xtra.co.nz

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  123. I'd get some Saltwater by Riley Blake once it's in stock!

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  124. Definitely the rhapsody bop! so cute!!

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  125. Rhapsody Bop Flutter Adornit and some garden Pindot Snow!!!

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  126. Would to win some Rhapsody Bop & Pam Kitty Garden. Love these items, and 'many more'.
    terryken@verizon.net

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  127. I like those Birthday bundles...neat combinations.

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  128. I would buy a Somerset jelly roll and some charm packs of Bella solids.

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  129. I love the friday bundle batch . Thanks for this giveaway

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  130. Absolutely have to be Pam Kitty Garden! But there are so many lovely fabrics over there!

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  131. I'd love some of Riley's fabric.

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  132. I will be in need of a wide quilt backing soon - there are 18 to choose from over at Fort Worth Fabric Studeio - woohooo!

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  133. I really like Summer Breeze by Riley Blake. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  134. So hard to choose - there are so many fabrics that I love for quilting and I like the knits too!
    Pauline
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  135. Is it too late to enter? I would choose a bundle of Fresh Cut by Basic Grey :) Love your site Ashley!

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