Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Giveaway!


This week I'm helping celebrate Quilting Gallery's 5th Birthday! 


Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

If you've come to visit me from the blog party welcome and I'm glad your here. If you haven't been to the blog party.......you must go, there are many more give aways to be entered for!!!!! 

I'm a new quilting blog with way too many ideas in my head and my husband is tired of hearing about them......he is pretty good about it though.I love hand dying my fabrics, using reclaimed vintage fabric and sewing for my daughter (my current obsession - ok more like permanent obsession). My tastes is pretty eclectic and I love trying new things. 

My current WIP has been a year in the making and I have finally gotten the nerve up to quilt it. See it took me over 9 months to dye the fabric and get just the right shades. So the thought of quilting and committing makes me nervous. What if I hate it. So, in my mind it's safer if I never finish it.....right?

Yes, I know the pic is fuzzy......I actually did it on purpose. It's a sneak peak.
So with finally starting the quilting process, I have thread on my mind....serious thread. What colors...what weight....what design am I going to use........what, what, what, what ,what?!?!?!

Mettler sent me a oh so generous box of thread samplers to play with and share with my readers and I thought now is the perfect time to share...and play:). Up for grabs I have not one but two thread samplers for 2 lucky readers......yup, that's right 2 winners for this give away!


Each is an eight pack sampler of gorgeous Mettler thread. If you've never used Mettler you must try it. I just love it for my machine embroidery and piecing. They have some great colors!

Ok so you're wondering how to enter..........
Comments of course!
1. Leave a comment and tell me know project you are working on
2. Bonus entry for my followers! New and not new, just tell me you follow!

Sorry to my international readers....I'm only shipping domestic this time:(. 
I'm leaving the giveaway open until 12/15 8pm (EST)
So you have all week to enter and tell a quilting friend....might change your odds though. :).

Good Luck and remember to swing over to the party and say Happy Birthday, sorry no cake.




198 comments:

  1. oh my goodness-- the thread is beautiful! thanks for the opportunity to win.
    check out my giveaway- http://patchworkposse.com/blog

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  2. I'm working on finishing up a Christmas quilt for my brother!

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  3. I am working on a birthday quilt for my boyfriend. It was supposed to be a Christmas quilt but with finals I am just not going to get it done in time so he will be getting something else for Christmas.

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  4. I am working on an applique quilt. I just love the colors in the emboidery box.

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  5. What a nice collection of threads - I sure could put either package to good use! Right now I'm working on four little wall hangings for Christmas gifts. There is a painted scene of a favorite spot on the Oregon Coast and they are for my daughter, two nieces and a sister. We all have a special place in our hearts for this beach, so now they can see it all year round.

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  6. I'm a new follower - glad to meet you!

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  7. Thanks for a chance to enter your very generous giveaway! Mettler thread is my favorite thread for machine piecing and quilting! I have been busy making quilts for my family this year for holiday gifts! Home made for the holidays is always best!

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  8. I tried to put a quilt in the frame all weekend and something always got in the way

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  9. I need to make an I spy quilt for my son. It's on the design wall already.

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  10. neat giveaway, I "need" new embroidery threads for my machine ,I have some cheapo stuff and it keeps breaking, you get what you pay for I guess :-) wow= you're a personal chef! how neat!

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  11. I am visiting all of my Ohio friends first in this blog hop, hope you will visit me and follow. Merry Christmas!

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  12. I have so many projects I am working on right now I can't list them all. But one that just has the binding left to do is an elephant quilt.

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  13. Love Mettler and would use it in 2013 for all the mini swaps I am in, gives a wonderful look.

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  14. I just found your blog & think it's great! So, of course, I want to follow you. I am making a double wedding ring quilt. It's a big challenge for me...but a fun one.

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  15. Right now, I'm not working on anything! I want to make a tree skirt and stockings, but not sure it will happen before Christmas. Oh well. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  16. I'm newly following you. Thank you again.

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  17. Right now my focus project is a commissioned king sized pinwheel quilt. I think it may kill me. lol

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  18. I am a follower and have been working on The Fireworks Quilt from Sweet Celebrations book. You have the most thoughtful giveaway to offer your followers. You always have stash but never enough thread. Thank you for sharing and giving all of us 2 chances to win. Here's hoping your holidays are the best to come.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora,CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  19. Right now I'm trying desperately to finish a Christmas quilt for my husband!

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  20. I am trying to finish Christmas gifts, too. Key fobs (done!), small wallets, and hot mitts. Thanks for the chance to win the thread!

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  21. I'm binding a few charity quilts. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. I'm binding an i spy quilt for my daughter to give to her daycare for Christmas and attempting to quilt and finish an dr. seuss quilt for my sister-in-law. Its going to be a busy couple of weekends at my house!

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  23. I'm working on some small projects right now. I'm trying to learn to do fuseable applique with blanket stitch.

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  24. I'm a new happy follower and this blog hop is going to be a lot of fun.

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  25. ive never used Mettler!! would love to give it a try...im currently working on a pillow for my friend, slippers for my mom and drawstring bags for my kids...all Christmas presents...tick tock tick tock!!!

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  26. I'm working on a cute cat quilt for a friend's baby girl. :-)

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  27. I've never used mettler but would ove to try. I have some knit fabric and Burdastyle's 'Pete' pattern ready to go for my husband!

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  28. I'm a new follower. . what a lovely giveaway. The question what am I working on - what am I NOT working on. Le'Sigh. Right now I'm looking at my design wall looking for inspiration for a back to my echo quilt top. It will come together. . I know it. :)

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  29. I'm working on a set of monthly themed mini quilts for my Sister, using these designs: http://aprilmaedesigns.com/hellosun/
    They are adorable!

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  30. I am currently working on a quilt for a coworker who is battling cancer....i hope to have it finished within a week!

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  31. Since January is just around the corner, I am trying to get my Snowmen wall quilts finished! Your giveaway is wonderful. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  32. I love Mettler thread! I am a follower. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  33. I am knitting some afghans for Christmas gifts & I have 3 quilt tops ready to be quilted. Thanks for the giveaway.

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

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  35. I am currently finishing up the binding of a lap quilt. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  36. I'm a new follower on Google Reader.

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  37. Right now I'm working on a knitting project - a shawlette for my sister-in-law!

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  38. I'm sewing the binding on two quilts - one for a homeless family in a shelter and one for a daughter. Thanks for the giveawy.

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  39. I'm working on Jesse Tree ornaments...which use lots of thread! Please visit my Etsy shop to see photos (Pink Scissors Design).

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  40. new blog follower

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  41. I'm working on quilting a houndstooth quilt and trying to get it bound by Friday night... On a normal day, it would be no problem at all, but I've got walking pneumonia, so it's not looking like I'm going to be finished in time :(

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  42. I'm working a three different Christmas gifts, plus my Swoon quilt and a scrap quilt. Always lots of projects at once!

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  43. I'm currently working on a few projects but the most pressing is a Spin Cycle quilt for my niece who will be joining the Air Force this summer.

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  44. I really want to finish a Carpenter Wheel quilt for my bedroom. 8 blocks down, a few more to go.

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  45. I sure could use some new embrodiery threads!Thanks for the chance to win some. I am currently working on a quilt for one of my grandchildren.

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  46. I'm currently working on Christmas mini quilts.

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  47. I am working on hand quilting a quilt for my boyfriend!

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  48. I am working another wonky (free-form) art quilt. This is my favorite way to create. I take fabric that I love, cut them into strips, sew them together, chop them up, and find a pleasing way to "reattach" them - it's like doing a jigsaw puzzle!

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  49. I have several projects in the works right now, but today I was working on my Easy Street blocks. I'm sure we can all use more thread.

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  50. I'm a new follower. I can't wait to see more of your sneak peek.

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  51. I just learned to paper piece so I'm working on a herringbone quilt using the technique. I'm loving it so far!

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  52. I have been working on bee blocks. Two down and one to go. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop Party.

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  53. I'm working on a super mario quilt for my son. :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  54. Right now I'm scrambling to get doll orders filled and hoping to have time to make a few Christmas gifts for my family.

    Thanks! :)

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  55. I'm working on stockings, tons of stockings!

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  56. I'm working on pj's for Christmas.

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  57. I'm a new follower to your lovely blog.

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  58. right now I'm working on the third in a cross series I have going - its a commission so I don't even get to keep it - although I really love how its coming! I'm going to FMQ it with threads like you're giving away!

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  59. I'm a new follower - what a great blog~

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  60. HAPPY TO FOLLOW-GFC!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  61. HI! WORKING ON A BURGUNDY+CREAM TABLE RUNNER FOR A GIFT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  62. Recovering from rotator cuff surgery, but working some on grandson's quilt.

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  63. I am working on a wool applique quilt. Thanks so much.

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  64. I am working on an I-spy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. I am working on an I-spy quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I have 11 days to finish a dress for my grand baby, three nightgowns, and a wall hanging. The only thing that is started is the dress. Also need to shop and pack. OH MY!!

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  67. I am working on packing and moving. It's putting a major cramp in my sewing Christmas gifts! grrr At least my is very patient, but my nephews--there's just no excuses for kids!

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  68. I'm working on some dolls right now!

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  69. Finishing up some Christmas gifts.

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  70. Hello I am working on some small things for my just opened Etsy shop.

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  71. LOL! Thank goodness for blogging huh, my husband has gotten good at not drifting off when I talk about quilting... so curious what your purposefully blurry pic is hiding!
    Thank you for the giveaway, I've finished up most of my WIPs and am trying to finish a wonky star quilt that's an engagement present soon here so I can start more stuff!

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  72. I am currently working on a denim hexagon project. which is takeing forever.
    conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo(dot)com

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  73. I am now following your blog.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  74. Oooh, wouldn't that be a lovely addition to my embroidery threads! Currently starting a set of Valentine placemats, that will include some embroidery.

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  75. I'm working on a tree skirt and a set of stockings... thanks for a great giveaway!

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  76. Currently, I am working on a baby quilt. But, it's almost done, so I will be starting on a quilt for my Mom!

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  77. Oooh! Mettler threads ... nice! I'm working on all kinds of Christmas projects (if ever I get off this stinking computer)!! :)

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  78. And I'm a new follower! I hope you'll come visit me, too! :)

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  79. I am finishing Christmas gift quilts and baby blankets for charity. thank you.

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  80. I am a new follower..Thanks again.

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  81. working on several quilts one with lizards one for a show

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  82. I am working on a bunch of machine embroidered corner page bookmarks. audiodropzone(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. What a fabulous giveaway! I love thread! I'm currently working on a memory quilt but it's slow going!

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  84. Wonderful giveaway! I'm working on many things, hoping to get all of them done in time for Christmas...but it's unlikely! I just finished all 9 blocks for a Swoon quilt in Flurry, and I'm quilting a batik quilt I pieced last year. Wish me luck completing everything :)

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  85. One can never have too much thread!!!

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  86. I am currently working on 2 quilted pillow shams to match a sampler quilt I gave my sister

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  87. I am working on a Bejeweled Wedding Ring quilt. Over 600 circles to embroidery on a wedding ring quilt... WHEW!! I could use some beautiful colored threads.. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  88. I love Mettler thread....it would be a real treat to have a whole sampler box! I'm working on a Alzheimer Priority Quilt to be donated to the online auctions they have. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  89. I am sewing a tote bag for my SIL for a Christmas gift. I'm so tempted to keep it for myself. Thanks for the thread giveaway! Love using Mettler threads!

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  90. I am working on Christmas quilts for the grands. :)

    LOVE that Mettler thread! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  91. I am making a doll quilt for a younger cousin.

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  92. Hi, I'm a new follower #102. YAY!

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  93. I'm making a quilt as a Christmas gift for a friend of my son's, who needs a quilty hug. ;->

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  94. I'm working on a table runner. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  95. I'm making some AAQI quilts to send in after Christmas and a few Christmas stockings just for fun.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop party.

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  96. beautiful thread! I'm working on twin quilts for my sons for Christmas!

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  97. pick me! I follow you. Literally.
    btandjessica @ mac . com

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  98. Thanks for chance to win. I'm working on a quilt for my mom.

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  99. I am trying to get my Christmas postcards done before Christmas!

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  100. I am finishing up Christmas quilts for my 2 daughters.

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  101. Love Mettler thread! Thanks for being part of the blog party. I am currently working on a table runner for my best friend's Christmas present. We now live 1500 miles apart and this has fabric reminiscent of some of our fun times together.

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  102. I am now a blog and Pinterest follower!

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  103. I am almost finished making Christmas cards. I have never seen Mattler thread - interesting!

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  104. My granddaughter and I made an apron today. Only 2 more to go for her Christmas list. Thanks.

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  105. I am a new follower. I love the thread. what a nice prize!

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  106. At this exact moment, I'm working on an African themed quilt for my step-dad, a fall based lap quilt for my mom, a MQ with Bonnie Hunter, a quilt for my bed that has been pushed to the back burner, a lap quilt for me that has also been pushed to the back burner, a NYE MQ, and I just got the pattern today for a quilt for my son... OMG. That makes me tired just reading it!

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  107. Right now, I am working on a mini quilt, some mug rugs, and tea towels. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I am a new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. I'm working on my challenge quilt that is due on Friday am. Thanks for a chance to win

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  110. Love that thread!!!
    I am working on pillow cases for the cousins. Each had pretty butterflies. Inside will be a Shutterfly book of our family adventures. Also working on a "Fairy" panel wallhanging thing for my daughter. Need her to go to school longer each day if it is to be finished! Happy Quilting.

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  111. a quilt for my grandson. thanks for the giveaway

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  112. Currently I am working on projects for a January blog hop, last minute Christmas gifts, and yes, in the mix...starting a new king size quilt!

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. I'm working on a king size quilt - my first one!!

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  114. I'm working on an i spy quilt for my daughter.

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  115. I'm going to work on a table runner. After I'm done painting. :)
    btandjessica....

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  116. I'm working on some hand applique blocks from Kim Diehl.

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  117. I have just finished a lap quilt that will be a gift. That will be my last project before the holidays.

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  118. I'm working on finishing my hex quilt that has been a UFO for at least a few years. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. I am working on a Christmas quilt and just started a fall applique quilt.

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  120. I'm working on three TARDIS bags for my girls for Christmas! pbstrand@msn.com

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  121. The Sesame street quilt is adorable. I'm working on a golf themed quilt for a great-nephew. You can see its beginnings on my blog http://knitnkilt.wordpress.com The entry before the party entry

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  122. I just finished several small wall hangings and have a really big pile of pillowcases to work on next.

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  123. I'm a new follower!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  124. I'm currently trying to finish some ufos that have had for a long, long time!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  125. Beautiful threads! I'm currently working on Christmas stockings for gifts...and then back to the design board.

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  126. I'm finishing up sewing Jamma's for the Kiddo's & Grankiddo's...a Tradition every CHRISTmas. Have a Throw to finish next too.

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  127. Those threads are beautiful, I would love to win, I just hope I am lucky. Thanks for the chance

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  128. I am new to your site...but am now a follower.

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  129. I love Mettler thread, so thanks for the chance to win. Happy holidays.

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  130. I am working on finishing a quilt for a Christmas present - also, have never played with Mettler thread, would be cool to try a new one

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  131. I'm working on Christmas ornaments, the "quilted" kind that are folded and pinned over a Styrofoam base. They are fun to make and are a nice gift.

    Mettler is also good for tatting with, that's mostly what I've used it for. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  132. Right now I am about to start mug rugs for Christmas presents. Happy holidays!

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  133. I'm loving that thread BIG TIME! I'm about to make several jewelry pouches for Christmas!
    lisamcgriff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  134. I finally finishe my charity quilts which will be delivered for Christmas... SO on to quilt and finish 5 twin size quilts that I made for my grandkids... oh and I have a top waiting for My bed so as soon as that is finished I will have a quilt on my bed that I made...

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  135. I am fixing to make some finger knitted scarves for my girls for Christmas

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  136. I am working on Talking Turkey in Bonnie Hunter's book "String Fling". I am also doing Easy Street Bonnie's current mystery quilt. I am in the middle of Lori Holts, Row a Long mystrey.

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  137. I am working on a circle quilt for my grandaughter. I have cut peace sign material into circles and am appliqueing them on bright batiks. I am going to embroidery peace signs on the border. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  138. Cool thread! Good luck with finishing your quilt! :) I'm currently working on a Christmas tree table runner. I won't finish it before Christmas so I guess it will be for NEXT year!

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  139. Current projects (so many!): making a quilt for my bed. This is long-term, as it's queen-sized, and I keep changing my mind about what I'm doing (I revolt against patterns), and how I'm doing it. And I've never made a bed-sized quilt yet. eek. Big bite.

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  140. I am working on 12 days Christmas decoration.

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  141. Thank you for the chance. I am designing a Christmas quilt using embroidery designs and this thread would be perfect!

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  142. I am working on coin purses for my girl friends. That thread is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  143. My "new" project is finishing up a hand-embroidered quilted wallhanging for Christmas. It's covered with snowmen and was started 11 years ago. Just pulled it back out today!

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  144. I'm not working on any more projects this year, but will start again in January for my group, World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  145. I'm already a follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  146. New follower. Am currently working on some fixings: My husband always needs his pants shortened, and I've got a couple of other little things to fix first before I start on something bigger again. Greetings from Canada!

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  147. Right now, I working on sewing wallets for all my girlfriends for Christmas. They're going to love them!

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  148. New follower. Currently working on a colorful piece with the large tree. It is due to hang in a show in January - if I can get it done!

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  149. Fingers sewing fast right now on some last minute wall hanging and dolls for Christmas presents.
    Thanks for the nice giveaway of the lovely thread.
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  150. I am a follower, thanks for the great giveaway!

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  151. I am working on a mystery quilt right now, Easy Street.

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  152. I'm working on Christmas gifts--spiral table runners, a Holiday Lane wall hanging, Christmas napkins, and more!

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  153. Currently, I am piecing a full sized quilt that I need to give a week from tomorrow. Did I mention I am working 4 more 12 hour shifts in the next 7 days! LOL...Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. I am in the middle of a bed foot topper. Thanks for the giveaway.

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