Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday Giveaway!--GIVEAWAY CLOSED!





It's December, and Giveaway Day hosted by SewMamaSew.com! To help spread holiday cheer, I'm giving away this handmade vinyl totebag filled with 32 different pieces from my Christmas fabric stash, which was collected over three decades.

These cute Christmas light window clings were at the dollar store--naturally I asked myself how they might be used in a sewing project, and I thought of a remnant of clear vinyl I had on hand. The bag is 3" deep, and measures 11"x13" inches. It's made of two layers of vinyl, with the window clings in between.

I'm including 32 pieces of Christmas fabrics, in random sizes from about 2"x4" to about 6"x7", which have been collected over time. I hope they inspire projects and ideas!
The winner must be located in the USA, as I'm planning on shipping within the country. Here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment to enter. Remember to leave your e-mail address or I won't be able to contact you if you win.

2. If you're a follower, enter twice! Just leave another comment.

3. Comments will be accepted until Sunday, December 6 at 10:00am.

I'll choose a winner by random number generator on Sunday, December 6 and notify the winner.
Click on the Giveaway Day button above to check out lots more giveaways, coordinated by sewmamasew. com--Merry Christmas!

211 comments:

  1. My grandmother taught ME to sew and I absolutely love it, so I'm constantly perusing fabric and craft stores for material. Fabric scraps are wonderful- so much potential! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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  2. I love tidbits of fabric...especially old fabric!

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  3. How great. My email is amberrpolk @ yahoo(dot)com.

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  4. Scrap lover here! I find scraps so inspiring. Love the bag you made to showcase them. As much as I adore fabric, I could use the scrap-filled bag as a decoration in my studio!

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  5. I'm a follower so here's my first comment, love the tote great idea.

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  6. I'm making little mini purses using those little chunky bangle bracelets as handles and scrap fabric for the bags for all the little girls in my daughter's ballet class (there are only 5 of them) to carry their little ballet shoes in. Half of us just carry them in our hands the other half tote the little cardboard box the shoes came in, I figured this way they'd have something cute to carry them in. This is going to use up most of my Christmas fabric stash so it'd be nice to be able to replenish it if I won. :) My email is cprice0129 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. This would be the best to win! Sew many neat things...and the bag is to die for!

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!
    Merry Christmas!
    mayhem5@softhome.net
    http://thequiltingdee.blogspot.com/

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  8. Sounds like tis would be a great start for a scrappy Christmas quilt.

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  9. That's a cute little bag. You're very generous to share from your stash, too. Thanks!!

    shawneeh at yahoo.com

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  10. This bag is amazing!! When I first got maried and started having kids I ended up getting rd of most of y huge collection of purses with the promise that I would get new ones when the girls were not needing a diaper bag anymore! the day has come so this would be a well welcomed addition to my new purse collection! (I've been making purses out of scrap fabric too so this would come in handy in SO many ways! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  11. Of course I'm a follower! I love to see what you've been up to!

    wpooh_9@hotmail.com

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  12. I'm just learning to sew, so the fabric scraps would be great!

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  13. Talented to sew with vinyl! The bag is so cute.
    tribalgrl AT gmail DOT com

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  14. I am a new follower.

    tribalgrl AT gmail DOT com

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  15. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Love the fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  17. How cool, and how clever you are! :-)

    Thanks for your generosity,
    Stephanie
    stephw3-at-yahoo

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  18. That bag is brilliant- my kids would love those! Thanks so much!

    ruthiesmom16(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Happy to be a new follower as well!

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  20. How cute! I love creative ideas like this--makes me think outside the box. THanks!

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  21. holiday fabric! simplymodernmom(at)gmail happy giveaway day! here's my giveaway http://www.simplymodernmom.com/2009/12/the-gift-box-a-giveaway/

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  22. Great giveaway! I LOVE your idea for using the window clings...too clever!

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  24. Just found your blog. Great ideas! Thanks
    cassandra.pendergraff@gmail.com

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  25. What an impressive array of Christmas fabrics! Is it hard to give them up since you have been collecting them for so long?

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  26. Im also a follower: rebeccaamalone@gmail.com

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  27. I have been dreaming up a Christmas-themed table runner for my dining room! These fabrics would be lovely in it!

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  28. those fabric scraps would be perfect for the family stockings i am about to start sewing...
    jennterrell at yahoo dot com

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  29. Sweet stash - thanks for the chance. TASpendlove@hotmail.com

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  30. great giveaway love the bag and the fabric stash
    delitealex2006 at yahoo dot com

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  31. Squeal! This is a wonderful giveaway!
    Love the fabric!
    patrick(dot)marybeth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Also...I'm a follower!

    patrick(dot)marybeth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. that is such a pretty stash of fabrics! thanks for sharing the wealth!

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  34. That's a great set of fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year, and I am OBSESSED with Christmas fabric. It is so fun and cheerful :) What a great giveaway- thank you so much!
    Nicole.Vink@gmail.com

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  36. What a great giveaway! I'd love to be entered :) I love holiday fabric of all kinds, so this is would be awesome to win.



    jillybean7681 at gmail dot com

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  37. What great Christmas fabrics! Merry Christmas to you! Kat.

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  38. Clever use for that window cling! Why can't I be so original with cool stuff like that??? Guess that's why I'm a reader and not a blogger maybe? Anyway, would love to win the mini stash of fabs. I've got grandkids that would love a Christmas scrap throw...
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  39. Oh, my. How clever u r. I never, ever would have thought of using the cling lights on some random clear vinyl and making a bag out of it! Love ur tag line--sew granny, sew like the wind!

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  40. Wow!~ That's a lot of holiday fabric! Perfect for scrap quilting for Christmas!

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  41. I would love to get my hands on that holiday fabric :) What a fun weekend project I would have.

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  42. I love those fabrics.
    a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I do love fabric. So Christmas fabric is absolutely wonderful!
    squareby@gmail.com

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  44. Been wanting to make a Christmas quilt...and the fabric would be great to use!
    Thanks!!

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  45. great giveaway! I'm now following :)
    merlinthecat at gmail.com

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  46. Wow! Great giveaway! Thank you. alusco@centurytel.net

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  47. I'm a new follower :) alusco@centurytel.net

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  48. What a wonderful idea for the bag and the dollar store clings! So clever! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    attemptingcreativity at gmail dot com

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  49. WOW 3 decades! That has got to be exciting.....almost like opening a package on Christmas day!

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  50. Such a great giveaway; thank you very much for the opportunity to win! cloverschick(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Wow -- I love this. I would have to make a Christmas quilt for next year...

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  52. Yowza! 30 years of collecting fabric--and just the Christmas kind. Is it rude to think that some of those are vintage? How fun, in a very, you have not been collecting fabric for a long time kind of way! I've been working on my fabric stash for about 9 months and if it keeps up at this rate in 30 years, it will need 2 bedrooms! I'd better get sewing! Thanks so much for the chance to win! The vinyl bag is super cute!

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  53. Wow! What a generous giveaway!! I love holiday fabric!!

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  54. Thank you for the chance to win. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. -dez
    simply.simon.sisters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. Your bag is soo cute! I would love the fabric pieces. I am decorating my tree in fabric strips this year.

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  56. I can never have too much Christmas fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  57. What a fun way to use those clings! I'm always up to adding to my stash of holiday fabrics you never know when you need a whole assortment! email on profile

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  58. Great collection of Holiday fabrics- awesome giveaway.

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  59. Cute stash! I am wanting to make a Christmas banner and I bet these would be perfect!

    elleanorra@yahoo.com

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  60. Perfect fabric for getting some holiday crafts started!!! Thanks

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  61. Merry Christmas to you! I just did a swap for Christmas fabric for NEXT year's Christmas quilt, your fabric would be a great addition!! Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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  62. Wow, love your Christmas fabric stash! I can see a wreath coming up, each a stuffed wedge in a different pattern. Count me in! I can see a pretty patchwork quilted stocking too.

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  63. Wow I love the fabric. I would love to do either a quilt or a patchwork skirt.

    mframe00@yahoo.com

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  64. I'd love to make a tree skirt with all that fabric!

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  65. Great giveaway. Love the fabrics

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  66. I love the Christmas fabrics! Thanks!

    cmgedge at hotmail dot com

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  67. Love the Christmas fabric and the tote. Thank you.

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  68. Oh I love material!!

    bettyrollins@gmail.com

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  69. Ok, I am a follower, I really like your stuff! You can see mine at henny pennys jumble at etsy or henny penny at blogspot.

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  70. I would wear one of those date night aprons on a date.

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  71. I haven't bought any holiday fabric yet, so this would be perfect. Thanks!

    crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

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  72. Super cool! I'd love to win and make a really cute holiday quilt for next year!

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  73. Oh there is so much potential with those "scraps"

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  74. A fellow Utahn! I am from Orem!! What a great giveaway!!

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  75. I am following your blog now and can't wait to check it out!!

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  76. I'd love to mke my Mother a quilt using this fabric!
    Viv.ruble@gmail(dot)com

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  77. Love those fabrics! I've been working on getting a collection of Christmas Fabrics together to use for gift bags!

    erincomptondesign at gmail dot com.

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  78. Hi Wendy,
    I would love to make a quilt with the scraps. Also, I love your blog.

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  79. Great giveaway!!!

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

    SheilaC
    shecarita(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. These gifts would realy make my Christmas Merry. Thanks for joining the give-aways.
    e4e823l@yahoo.com

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  81. Hello!
    messy_mcspud(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  82. WOW! I have a bin of Christmas fabrics, but I would love to add some sparkle to my stash! prjule@gmail.com

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  83. what a cute idea on the bag! & I'd love the Christmas stash! Yay!

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  84. That's so generous to offer up bits from your Christmas stash! I'm not sure I could part with them!

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  85. Oh great give away! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  86. Hello to a fellow Wardrobe Refashioner--I love the set of old fabric you've put together. So fun.

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  87. sweet bag! i want to make an advent calendar and those fabrics would be perfect for it!

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  88. What a generous giveaway!!!

    Thank you for the chance.

    Love,
    Jodi
    jrenshaw@hotmail.com

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  89. How creative! I love the bag. I recently started collecting some older Christmas fabrics to make a quilt (for next year at this point..) What a great giveaway.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  90. These fabrics would be great for the advent calendars I'm planning on making. Thanks!

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  91. What a creative use for clear vinyl! Please enter me. My email's on my profile from my link. THANKS!

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  92. I LOVE your banner! Vintage rick rack is my fav!

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  93. cool Christmas fabrics! thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. What wonderful fabrics!

    cavjav@cox.net

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  95. beautiful fabric! i love it!!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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  96. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway. I am also doing a giveaway. I have two blogs, www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com and www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

    My 9 year old daughter is having a giveaway on her sewing blog as well, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

    Hope you'll stop by and have a look around and enter our giveaways.

    Have a blessed day.

    trudy dot callan at gmail dot com

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  97. Wow, you have a lot of Christmas fabrics. Just what I need!

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  98. love love love that Christmas stash!

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  99. Lea-Ann is a follower, too, and her email is
    dalkam(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  100. Wow, what great fabrics! I've been having trouble finding holiday fabrics around here.
    katie.benedict(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I'd love to win! I'd make a patchwork tree skirt!

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  102. OH my goodness! All of that christmas fabric would be grand! My best friends mom always makes patchwork stockings from christmas fabric she has collected over the years & I love them! I would so do that if I won this fabric! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  103. I'm a new follower! I enjoy your blog! :) Thanks!

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  104. What a fun and festive fabric stash! Thanks for sharing! And a great idea for the vinyl, too! I'll have to give that a try.

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  105. What a clever use of window clings! I have a whole collection of them that I never use, now I think I'll have to get some vinyl and start using them!

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  106. That stash you are sharing with the winner is awesome! Very, very Generous. Especially considering how much time you took finding it over the years!

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  107. I'd love this fabric!

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I love that bag! Thanks for the chance to win. mikechelley@hotmail.com

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  109. I would love to win that fabric. The bag is cute too! So creative!

    kikisdeals@hotmail.com

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  110. How cute is this?! Love the bag, great idea!

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  111. Such a cute bag! Definitely different than any others I've seen.

    tlb3405(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  112. I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance.

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  113. i'm pretty sure, like 100% sure this is my favorite giveaway! that bag is the cutest and most fun thing i've seen on here yet!
    yawkar618 at yahoo dot com
    hope i win cause i loooooove it!

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  114. Oooh! I so love Christmas fabrics! Enter me!

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  115. and I've been a follower for a couple months now and really enjoy your blog!

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  116. Oooh, I'm thinking of all the ornaments that could be made with that fabric.

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  117. Wow, that is an amazing giveaway! I love Christmas fabric... and the bag is super cute! Thanks!

    megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

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  118. Oh and I'm not a follower.... great blog!

    megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

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  119. I love the Christmas fabric. I hope to win.

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  120. Thanks for the contest! That fabric's nice!

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  121. Oh how generous! I hope I win! melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com pharmacist4444@yahoo.com
    Come enter my drawing too!

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  122. What a wonderful way to use the window clings! I'm just getting into sewing so the fabric would be wonderful to have on hand. Thanks for participating :) (contact info via profile)

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  123. The vinyl bag is just great and you can never have too many scraps, espically seasonal ones. Thanks for the chance!!!!!

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  124. I'm a follower as well!

    laurakwebb@gmail.com

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  125. How generous of you to share your stash! I can think of a quilt idea right away! The little bag is just too cute! Who'd a thought of window clings? Very creative!
    Have a Merry Christmas!
    omashee at msn dot com

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  126. Christmas fabric scraps would rock for ornaments that won't break when they are knocked from the tree to the floor. :)

    Merry christmas!

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  127. Thanks for allowing us a chance to win such a wonderful array of prizes.

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  128. What a great giveaway, thanks for doing it!

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  129. Oh this is awesome! I've never seen Sew Mama Sew before, I randomly ended up on your site and now I'm excited over two new sites to stare at!

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  130. These are great! I'm learning to sew and it's been so much fun. Have done a couple of quilts and I see many more to come :-) Thanks for sharing. Will cross my fingers.
    (markymarcela (at) hotmail(dot) com)

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  131. What a great giveaway! Thank you!!!

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  132. I waited too long and now I can't fine hardly any christmas fabric!

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  133. Ooh, old holiday fabric, sounds great!

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  134. Thank you for the opporunity to win. Happy holidays

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  135. What a cute idea for that bag!!


    kellyjo(dot)haines(at)gmail(dot)com

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  136. What a neat idea on how to use those cling ons.

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  137. very fun!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  138. Looks like a great collection of Christmas fabric!

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  139. I have no Christmas items in my fabric stash . .. thanks for the giveaway!

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  140. This would be perfect to finish up (and then some) my Christmas quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  141. The tote is simply adorable and the fabrics are wonderful. Thanks for the giveaways!

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  142. I would LOVE to win this fabric as I am making holiday quilts for gifts this year!!!!

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  143. Whoa! Cool bag! And, great stash!

    Thanks for the chance to enter!
    -Mandi
    lalestyleshop(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. This is a great giveaway, and I am really enjoying perusing your blog! Shawna:)

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  145. thanks for hosting the giveaway! the fabrics are lovely!

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  146. That bag is so cute, and I love all those colorful Christmas fabrics! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    thewillowtree.etsy at gmail dot com

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  147. Oh, the things I could create with a fabric stash like that! Thanks for sharing.

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  148. Ooooh, pretty fabric. Pick me, please! Seriously, thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  149. What a great giveaway - I picture all my gifts being toted happily in that tote. :)

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  150. What a fun giveaway! Thank you so much for this offering!

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  151. I love your blog! Definitely following ;-)

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  152. Thanks for entering me in your Giveaway Day!

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  153. the window clings idea is brilliant! It looks awesome :)

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  154. That tote bag is completely awesome and something I would never have been able to dream up! Really great idea! The holiday fabric is great, too and could be made into so many different things.

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  155. This is WONDERFUL stuff..... I am really excited... the clings are a very unique idea... how ingenious! I am excited about your giveaway!
    Thanks for having it!

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  156. I have loved looking through your blog, I feel so inspired. I can already see the project I would create with Christmas fabric...a tree skirt. I need a tree first. Or maybe stockings? We are alone for Christmas this year and I have no Christmas related items to decorate with or use - how sad! Must remedy that for future years.

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  157. Love your stuff! That bag is sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win! elswood@aol.com

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  158. What a great giveaway! I love your blog - I've never thought of making doll clothes from dollar store items. I can't wait to get to my local dollar store to see what I can repurpose! Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win your giveaway!

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  159. Love all those Christmas fabrics!

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  160. I would love to win. I am planning to make patchwork stockings for christmas this year.

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  161. i love those fabrics. I always feel that i need more christmas fabrics since I really have none. but I have tons of ideas to use them! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  162. Ooh, I want christmas fabrics this year. I want to make festive wall hangings of snowmen and santa claus with them, but haven't actually gone out to get the fabric yet.

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  163. Now I am following you through my google reader.

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  164. I so love this give-away! It's the best! Pick me!!! sjaussi at gmail

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  165. I love Christmas fabric! Super creativity with that vinyl! Thanks for the chance!
    Amy
    ajh15@hotmail.com

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  166. I love Christmas fabric! What a creative idea for the bag! I love seeing how other people think outside of the box!

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  167. I love to see all the great ideas for Christmas decorations and gifts. Very inspiring.
    Nan
    librarinan@gmail.com

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  168. I love Christmas fabric!!

    Thanks!

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  169. And I'm now subscribed to your blog :)

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  170. I love Christmas fabric! Thanks for the chance to win! lynnosborne[at]verizon[dot]net

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  171. what a lovely collection! I would love to win!

    http://crissybell.blogspot.com

    crystalmwa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. Loved looking at your blog! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  173. What a great give Away. Thanks for the chance to win.

    You are so smart with creating that bag!!

    If you have time stop by my blog for a mystery Christmas apron give away :)

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  174. Im going to follow you ( but not in the creepy stalker way ;)

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  175. Thanks for a great giveaway! *fingers crossed*

    ferilyn at yahoo dot com

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