Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome, Fat Quarter Shop!

What, another shop?  Yep.  And this welcome comes bearing gifts, so stay tuned!

The folks at Fat Quarter Shop know what they're doing.  They've got a ginormously huge selection and all sorts of ways of shopping.  If you have a wide range of tastes in fabrics, this is totally your kind of store.  There's new releases in designer fabrics from big houses like FreeSpirit, Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman. No surprise there, right? That's mainly what I sew with. But there's also categories like Reproduction Fabrics, Batiks and Japanese Fabrics, including lots from the folks at Lecien (I'm a fan of their dots in particular).

As you can imagine, the Fat Quarter Shop believes in fat quarter cuts.  They have bundles of most collections, available in fat quarters.  But, goodness, you can also get Fat Eighths of their most popular collections!  Little Apples is a case in point:


And, of course there are all sorts of Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Squares etc. since they stock a ton of Moda baked goodies. Personally, I like to buy 1/2 yard cuts.  I try to tell myself that if I don't like it enough to want a 1/2 yard, I just don't like it enough.  But, that logic falls apart when it comes to a collection.  If you really adore a whole collection but don't want to spend a pretty penny, bundles are a nice compromise.

Alright, that's the lowdown, but I still haven't told you what I like most about Fat Quarter Shop.  Here, let me show you...


See what I mean?  Isn't the way that they make a mosaic of swatches to show a collection so very, very helpful?  Taking it in like this really helps me pinpoint which are my favorites or how the colors relate to each other.  Take Circo 1934...


This collection has so far released only in charm packs and the like.  When I see it, sometimes I think "Gosh, I love it!" and other times I think I'll pass.  I figure it all has to do with which prints show up on the top of the precuts!  With Fat Quarter Shop's mosaic, I can see that I like the black and red prints - the sage not so much.  In particular, the letter and number prints would be great additions to my stash, as well as the dots.  There, I feel better now.

Today I'm in a kind of graphic mood, really loving the "word" prints and black/white combos.  Here are a few other collections with prints that I'm feeling right now:



Turns out, Sweetwater has also made a collection for Christmas which you can find in Fat Quarter Shop's Christmas Cloth store. I like this toned down green they're using with the dark, brick red.  Wait, is that sage?  Hmm... darker than Circa 1934, but I'll admit to being fickle.  Anyhoo, this one feels like a nice, modern holiday.



And speaking of, um, has everyone started sewing for the holidays already?  I haven't even made an imaginary-gift-making list yet.  I need to get on that.  Or, wait, it's September?  Still, I think you all are on the right track.  If I'm not even dreaming yet, things could get dicey.

Maybe you'd like to order some Christmas cloth too?  Or, maybe your tastes run far and wide?  Someone's going to get lucky and take home a $50 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!  To enter, leave a comment telling me what I should make next.  Yes, I know that's ridiculous, but I'm still feeling the high of yesterday's "what's next".  So, let's just pretend that the sky's the limit.  The great big, beautiful sky.  What should I make next?  What would you like to see at Stitched in Color? 1 comment per person and winner to be announced Wednesday afternoon!

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258 comments:

  1. I think you should make something "little", just for you first, and then tackle something bigger for a Christmas present!

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  2. i'm not much of a holiday person but it sounds like you are. maybe some xmas stockings would be a good next project? you could get them finished before the holiday crunch.

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  3. well, if you are up to "anything" how about making me some curtains for my new master bedroom. I even have the fabric! I just can't decide how I want to make them!

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  4. For purely selfish reasons, I want you to make something to put under the Christmas tree. Not talking about presents here, I want to see your take on the tree skirt. I need one, but generally dislike them.

    I adore many of Sweetwater's fabrics and I agree about the green. I am so, so picky about certain colors, but then I feel exactly the opposite about one just a shade or two different.

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  5. Hmmm...something fun for your husband. Husbands are the hardest to make things for, but maybe he could use his own special quilt.

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  6. I am kind of addicted to pillows right now. I think you should make a pillow. Why? because you can play with any fabrics you have from scraps to a whole range. You can make one (or two) in an afternoon and have all that yummy achievement satisfaction within hours. They're excellent for trying out a new block/pattern and being both practical and pretty, if you don't need another pillow yourself they make great presents!

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  7. How about an announcement for another quilt-along that will start in January (so to give us time to get out WIP done!)

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  8. You should make a dress to wear for holiday celebrations! Oh wait, that's just what I want to do... :)

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  9. How about a purse or bag of some sort?

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  10. I think you should make something to organize things, like all the remotes on my end tables!! Kathie L in Allentown

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  11. I suggest you make something quick and fun, just for yourself. As you work, you can start creating that Christmas list in your mind and be ready to start somethign when you complete the small project.

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  12. I agree with Dana that you should make something for yourself! I also like the FQS spreads where you can see all the prints at once. Eye candy for sure!

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  13. How about a lap quilt just for you?
    kellyeann (at) mac (dot) com

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  14. My suggestion is to make a list of what you want to make for Christmas gifts :) Then you can go whip them up!

    Love the Blackberry Annie's Farm Stand fabric you picked out...it's beautiful! I might have to find some of that!

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  15. How about some nice place mats, napkins and napkin rings...and, maybe, a table runner to match? :)

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  16. I'm making a bag out of the Hometown canvas that I got at FQS -and I think you'd like one, too. The print with all the Hometowns listed is bigger than the Quilting cotton & so distinct-I love it! Actually, I'm making one for myself and 2 more as gifts as it comes in several colorways.

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  17. I made myself a nice fall table runner and just finished the binding today, it makes me happy, therefore you should make one too :) Thanks for the chance! LOVE FQS!

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  18. I just moved and have finally unpacked my sewing stuff after a whole summer with it in storage. I would love to kick off the fall with a little bonus like this! One thing I'd like to make for myself that I would suggest for you is a little fabric basket to hold remote controls and other things we like to keep handy in the family room. I might make a second to hold Wii and Playstation controllers too.

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  19. I've been thinking of making all my sisters a pillow for Christmas this year so I think YOU should make some pillows! I need the inspiration.

    Congrats on your cool new sponsor!

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  20. A Christmas bell pull for the front door would be nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. You should make something to get in holiday mood - something for fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, something to decorate the house. That's what I've been working on.

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  22. I vote for something fall-ish, but not specific to halloween or Thanksgiving.

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  23. I second all the "little something for you first" votes - maybe a cute pincushion? If you google "Elephant Pin Cushion" there's a very adorable Ellie & Ollie one I keep looking at wistfully. I love the Fat quarter shop!

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  24. you should try a softie! they are a lot of fun and go quickly (unless you design and make your own, then a bit longer) and they are a really fun way to play with color!

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  25. I think you should make some thing small in multiples so you will have little thank you gifts ready when the holidays roll around! *I* would like to make something form the Circa 1934 & Countdown to Christmas!

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  26. I say make a pillow-those are so fun!!!
    P.S. Just got finished cutting my Hometown for a new bed quilt-going to sew it now!!!!

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  27. I could really use an ottoman refashion tutorial...something quilted obviously. I have two square ottomans with a button tuft that I would like to slipcover but I don't know where to start since I've never done one before...

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  28. Ive been working on a christmas lap quilt, that would be a nice christmas present for someone, and lap quilts are so fast to make! The scraps are turning into pot holders, the bigger pieces into christmas cushions, a little something for everyone. I'd definitely start working on the christmas pressies if I were you!

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  29. Why not some pillows in Anita's Arrowhead?

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  30. I think you should make a holiday table runner - they are quick to finish and look so great!

    I love the Fat Quarter Shop...and I would be uber excited to win a gift certificate! Thanks for the opportunity :)

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) come

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  31. I made a quilt out of the Countdown to Christmas fabric and its beautiful and has a wonderfully silky feel to it.

    I think that fabric in particular would be fantastic for an advent calendar..."Countdown to Christmas" is right! :)

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  32. Since the sky is the limit, you should definitely make a king sized quilt in your very favorite fabrics of all time!

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  33. I know you've been wanting to make more clothes. So I say take that high you are on from completing projects and tackle something that might seem a little tricky. You have that extra boost of confidence to do it!

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  34. I would love your take on the Christmas tree skirt, as someone else suggested. That would be great!

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  35. Methinks you should take that Countdown to Christmas FQ bundle and make me a beautiful holiday quilt. Okay, okay... you can keep it for yourself!

    You need to embrace your reluctance to use sage... abandon yourself to the challenge of using less favored colors... leap into the void of sage-ness!

    *grin*

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  36. I'd love to see a quilt from jelly rolls. I love the lines.

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  37. Love shopping at FQS! They have such a large selection of fabrics. Since you mentioned Christmas, how about a new table runner?
    Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  38. I love many of your same choices. I happen to like the sage in Circa 1934 though. :)

    What should you make next? Something you've never done before just to prove to yourself that you can! Like maybe a king size quilt, or clothing if you don't usually make clothes.

    Thanks for a chance to win the FQS Gift Card!

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  39. Make a lovely fabric basket to gift. You never know when you need a little gift.

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  40. How about some non-traditional festive decor items? I love me some bunting, but what else can be done to spice up a room for a celebration.

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  41. You could make some table napkins, fabric bowl, bag, skirt or go all the way and make a quilt. Enjoy.

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  42. I'm planning on making holiday bunting, one for each of the big holidays - Halloween, Christmas, Easter, something patriotic for all those holidays, maybe even St. Patty's and Thanksgiving. Have you done bunting? I'll need a tutorial - or at least some inspiration!

    Thanks for the chance to win - love browsing FQS!!

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  43. To make next: something funkaliciously halloweenish. Fits with the colors of fall, but you have completely free reign because it is halloween, after all, and anything goes on halloween. I suggest gloves that emulate monster hands for the little kids. ;)

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  44. How about a project involving embroidery? Pillow? Stocking? Quilt? I'd love to see what you come up with.

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  45. FQS is such a great shop! I would love to win a gift certificate to shop with them.

    Hmm, so what should you make next? I do think something just for you is in order, since you've been making lots of gifts lately. A quick skirt, perhaps?

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  46. I looked thru your projects & didn't see many table toppers or table runners so you could make some of those for yourself or as xmas gifts. You could do several for the holidays coming up or making one out of Blackberry Annie's new fabric would be awesome. I think that's what I'm going to buy from the FQS if I win - thanks for the chance!

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  47. HAVE YOU TRIED A REDWORK EMBROIDERY PIECE WITH FRAMING OF QUILT COTTONS?
    THANKS TO YOU+FQS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  48. Table runner! Don't ask me why exactly, but this was first thought when I read your question... and I was thought that first thought is always the best:)

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  49. A huge Christmas quilt to wrap yourselves in over the holidays - king size so that it takes you until December to finish it. Fabulous giveaway - thanks so much to you and the FQS!

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  50. You should make me a bottled rainbows quilt :)
    sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  51. I'm trying to decide what fabric to use for my tree skirt. I'd love to see what design you would use, too...

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  52. I think you should make something to celebrate fall beginning on Friday :)

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  53. Isn't the Fat Quarter Shop fabulous! I always have something saved there. That Annie's Farmstand is calling my name...but Christmas...Hmmm...there are so many fun Christmas lines this year! I think you should make a table runner to get into Christmas gift making mode. They are fast, fun projects that make a big impact and you would be doing double duty because then it would motivate me to get a move on in that direction too! :)

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  54. I think you should make whatever you want! But since you are insisting, how about a holiday table runner in that fabulous holiday line from FQS? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. well, i love your pieced curtains and would love to see more of that, and pieced bags are always wonderful. :) great giveaway!

    bess

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  56. I just started crocheting a cowl with some super bulky yarn, and it's going SO fast - I'd recommend this kind of project to anybody!

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  57. hmmmmm... maybe a Christmas project next? sounds fun! :)

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  58. Nice representation on the shop! I'd like to see something whimsical as we head into Fall, like a goofy Thanksgiving turkey placemat or a Santa mug/cookie rug (with a space for reindeer treats)

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  59. Its always hard deciding what to focus on next (usually more like what 5 projects to focus on next!), but in the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, I think you should make something festive. Perhaps a soft count-down to Christmas or Advent style calendar with pockets for each day. Or maybe you should make some soft ornaments with felt and embroidery and a touch of applique using some of the lovely holiday fabric above. Whatever you choose to make, I'm sure it'll be amazing and fun to read about too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I asked my husband that last night and he said I should do something for myself, so maybe you should too ;)

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  61. I love the small gifty things that you make and as someone else suggested, something masculine would be nice. More journal covers, too!

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  62. You know what I'm itching to make? An advent calendar. You know? One with little pockets for little trinkets? I really want to make one, maybe you should make one for me :-P

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  63. I love the fat quarter shop! And I have no idea what you should make next - maybe a Christmas quilt? I have a bunch of Flurry and 12 Days of Christmas I bought and once I make some stockings, I might do that. I've also been planning to make an Advent calendar for the last few years.

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  64. Definitely something for Christmas - a quilt, a tree skirt, an apron, a wall-hanging (advent calendar) or stockings. Definitely Christmas.

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  65. I am going to attempt to make small, "cosmetic" bags for my kids to organize their stuff in their bathroom. Maybe you should make a cosmetic bag, too?:)

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  66. Go for a fun Christmas decoration next :o)

    Now not to make you hate me or anything, but I've already made and given one Christmas pressie...

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  67. Make a fun and quick skirt for you or your girl.
    Love FQS. They have a soon to be released section and will email you when the fabric comes in.

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  68. Not sure what you should make, but I would love to see something made with Blackberry Annie's Farm Stand it looks beautiful.

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  69. Make some cute christmas ornaments to get you in the mood!

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  70. For your next project - something that can carry you towards Christmas is a Christmas bed quilt using a mix and match of the great collections you featured.
    Meanwhile, hope to win the gift cert because you've generated the "I wants" in me!

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  71. quilted dog vests. you should make LOTS of quilted doggie vests....

    pa haha.

    actually, i kind of like the advent calendar idea.

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  72. Smaller (quicker) handmade gifties. I can't make quilts for everyone on my holiday list....

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  73. I think it would be cool for you to make a super cute purse or bag, to inspire me to get over my fear of 3 dimensional sewing.

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  74. A cute little outfit to wear to all those events that pop up around the holiday season?
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  75. I think you should make something for you - how about a beautiful, big slouchy bag for autumn? Have fun whatever you choose!

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  76. I can't wait to finish up some of my things! I was wondering if you already have some pillows for your bed, to match your new quilt? If not, go for it.

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  77. Do you have a tree skirt yet? That might be a handy project! ;)

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  78. I think you should make a lovely Chritmassy throw for the sofa so you lounge under it to watch all those great old films we get every Christmas!

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  79. Another quilt? Maybe with some nice handquilting/embroidery using perle cotton?

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  80. How about a nice Christmas table runner/quilt using Countdown for Christmas? It will give you a sense of accomplishment without requiring a great, big commitment. Plus, it will have the added bonus of inspiring you for the holidays, which seem so far away right now ;)

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  81. Christmas sewing always stresses me out. Last year I procrastinated for so long before I started, and was sewing on the binding on the train to my parents' house. I don't think I'm going to make anything big this time, maybe just a few cute softies for my little cousins, or something from that book I've always wanted, Scandinavian Stiches by Kajsa Wikman. Good luck!

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  82. Maybe you should make something festive for your little miss to wear for the holidays, or some Halloween or Thanksgiving decorations.

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  83. I'd like to see a quilt made using embroidery in some kind of design that's not so "sweetness" oriented.

    I've been trying to plan one myself and need some help.

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  84. I trying to think of holiday things to make (still getting used to planning so far ahead) and have been thinking of making a tree skirt. I'd love to see your take on one.

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  85. How about a tree skirt? I saw it suggested a couple of times already. I always say I'm going to make one this time of year, then when it's time I end up with just a plaid blanket thrown under at the last minute again!!

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  86. I'd like to see a quilt along. one that I would enter too, of course :)) But no, I don't think that's what the blog needs right now. How about a quilt? Or maybe 2-3 in a row. Just to take off the pressure of doing something new. You know, a classic :)

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  87. next on your list.... a new tree skirt!

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  88. I vote for a Zombie Constelation quilt by Katy Jones :D

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  89. HHhhhmmmm....that's a tough question! The 1st thing that popped into my mind was Christmas stocking(s) and a tree skirt but someone mentioned home decor and pillows for the holidays and I think that actually sounds like funner projects so that's where my vote is. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

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  90. I'd love to see a bag or an apron- both of which are tricky for me :) Thanks!!

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  91. I'm going to have to suggest a nice fluffy and fun pillow! Lots of color! Maybe it's the dreary weather here today, but a pillow sounds oh so cuddly and comforting! :)

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  92. Anything...hmm....I saw make something you can wear...either a sweater refashion or a scarf or something fun for fall!!! ;)

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  93. I don't know, you already have your Celebrate Color contest going on, that's pretty huge! I'd say take a small break (like a week, cause regardless of what I've got going on, I can't go more than a week without sewing/cutting/being creative), then make...a baby! Well, what do you expect when the little suggestion widget things are all about your previous baby posts. Besides, it's SO much fun ;)

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  94. I would love to see a project that incorporates embroidery with quilting. Maybe a quilt or a quilted pillow.

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  95. I'd love to see you do an owl quilt. I'm obsessed with owls, and with your talent for quilting you could make an amazing one!

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  96. I'm already in the christmas spirit, so I'd love to see some holiday stuff! A quilt, or maybe a tree skirt or stockings. :)

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  97. A non-traditional Christmas Quilt or table runner. Have fun!

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  98. i think you should make your own personal 'security blanket' that totally reflects your personality and goes everywhere you go

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  99. I'll have to jump on the tree skirt bandwagon too!

    Maggie.barber@gmail.com

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  100. How about some fun placemats that you get to see and use regularly?

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  101. I'm needing to make a new tablecloth, so how about you making a gorgeous tablecloth to inspire me. I love everything you make. Would love to win this gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop! So many beautiful fabrics to choose from.....

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  102. I'd love to see another quilt- a big one- at least twin size, perhaps inspired by winter colours? I always love your quilts and the blogging process around them!

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  103. So I am in the same boat... I just finsihed a string quilt top which I love, but I have no idea what to do next!!!

    I know this is quite an undertaking, but I am thinking of starting a long term project - the farmers qife quilt along. I think it would definitley help build up some piecing skills.

    Good luck deciding!

    e.a.schroeder(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. At first I thought something Christmasy or a Christmas present, but the comment you made in What Next? About some day making your own clothes, made me think what about a jacket? It's starting to cool down there right? I thought maybe Amy Butler's Sandlewood Jacket. I bought a very similar pattern awhile back.
    Anyway a jacket is my suggestion, of course it would have to be to your taste.

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  105. I want to see a cathedral window quilt, in at least a crib-sized, if not throw blanket. And if you'd throw in a little note about how to do it on a machine, I'd love you forever.

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  106. I would love to see some quick and easy ideas for Christmas gifts using some of those lovely fabrics !

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  107. Not sure what you should make, maybe a cute bag? I love the Hometown and got the fat quarter bundle of all of those and love it. I also got a layer cake of the Circa 1934 and am really enjoying making large pieced hexies out of it for Lily's Quilts Hex-a-long. So much fabric, so little time!

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  108. Make something just for you and then get started on that holiday project making. Thanks for chance to win.

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  109. A new Halloween quilt is next on my list. One with pumpkin fabric. I love pumpkin fabric :)

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  110. I'd love to see some fun snowmen placemats that can be used all through the Winter. :o)

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  111. I think you should make a bag for you. :) This could be because I just made one for me but I love it and it is so fun carrying it around, feeling proud of myself. :)
    The Fat Quarter Shop is wonderful! Congrats on a new sponsor.
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  112. I think that you should make a tote or a mini-quilt.

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  113. Have you made a Christmas quilt? That is tops on my list. I've been collecting fabrics for years. I think I have enough for at least 3 quilts!

    I love FQS...one of my favorites!I would love Tea time collection of Secret Garden! Thanks for the chance.

    ethet at charter dot net

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  114. I really want to see that dress that you had darting issues with! :) I think I would like to see some smaller projects made by you -- pillows, home dec, maybe children's items, while I am working hard on trying to tackle some larger, more challenging projects for a change.

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  115. Patchwork christmas skirt or apron.I love Christmasy aprons. Do you sew for your man? My husband loves Christmas ties. I do love those christmas fabrics.

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  116. hmmm, since you brought up Christmas sewing, how about helping us out with ideas of things to sew for the guys on our lists? Or maybe something, anything, with Hometown. I just love seeing that fabric :)

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  118. You should make one project for Christmas. I am going to try to complete on this week and work my way up so I am not so overwhelmed this year. Wish me luck! :)
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  119. christmas?!? what about halloween? i would like to see you make some halloween decorations for the home. i am not much of a halloween person, but i tend to love halloween decor...isn't that odd?

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  120. I'm a sucker for quilts... they are just so inspiring!

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  121. How about an apron or two? I am contemplating Christmas presents...

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  122. I think you should create a lap quilt to keep all those toes warm as the temperatures get cooler (hopefully). What a great giveaway.

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  123. I'm up for simple these days...what about a few pillowcases from those lovely fabrics you picked out?

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  124. Hmmm, maybe you could make the Undaunted top (tutorial from Sew Mama Sew) out of some lovely printed voile?

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  125. Definitely more potential baby gift tutorials. I have way too many friends popping babies out and I need to mix it up to keep me entertained. I can't just make tons of quilts and bibs. I need more things like the adorable pacifier chains!

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  126. Since Christmas is getting closer, I think you should make a tree skirt... I need some ideas for Christmas decorating! :)

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  127. You should make a Christmas table runner. Only because I want to make a Christmas table runner.

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  128. Maybe a christmas present? I heard there were less than 100 days til Christmas!

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  129. I think you should make yourself a pretty bag

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  130. I think you should make a throw quilt for my couch using circles in spa blue, browns, and ivories. :P

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  131. I was going to say a table runner. But then I had an inspiration. You need to make a quilt wall hanging to go on that blank wall in your living room. If you are not sure exactly what you want to go in that spot, then make it a holiday hanging and whip of something else in the new year.

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  132. If you're looking for ideas for yourself I'm totally lost but think you should just pick the thing at the top of your own list. I'm SURE you have a list right? Don't we all have those?

    If for tutorial type things, I'd love to see things for beginning quilters like cute Christmas stockings or table runners etc. Those are on my list I'd love to make for gifts for those on my list.

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  133. It's hard for me to advise you one what to make next when I can't even decide for myself. But I can tell you that somethine I've been dying to make is a chevron (zig-zag) quilt with shades of grey. Thanks for the killer giveaway.

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  134. I think a holiday runner would be neat!

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  135. I'm thinking you might feel good if you were to make up some gifts to have on hand for your quilty/sewing friends. That way you'll have them at the ready when the need arises and it will ease some of the pressure as things get busy.

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  136. A crazy quilt? That's the first thing that popped in my head! :)

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  137. Use the great Christmas fabric to make a table runner, Cute way to use the Christmas fabrics and there is always room for one more.

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  138. I think that you should make a table topper! Maybe one for the holidays? Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  139. I'm thinking you should get some of that Countdown to Christmas and make yourself a nice snuggly quilt for the holidays. Other presents can wait - make one for yourself first!

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  140. I'm thinking pillows lately, so maybe you'd like to do that, too? I just found Sprocket pillows on Cluck Cluck Sew, and want to try them. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  141. I would love to see you tackle a monthly holiday project. At least for Halloween, thanksgiving, Christmas!

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  142. How about something with a charm pack? Something bright and fun to help get past that first round of bleak fall weather?

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  143. A holiday tablerunner or maybe a purse/handbag. I love FQS and what a great giveaway! Thank you!

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  144. Make placemats. When I don't know what to make next, I fill the time with sets of quilted placemats until something bigger comes along!

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  145. Hmm, how about a little holiday-themed embroidery?

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  146. oo00o this could be dangerous for you - your "to-make" list might end up with a dozen more projects!
    I think you should make something to fill that blank wall in your living room. Or, some small holiday themed goodies.

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  147. something embroidered or hand-quilted!

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  148. What's next?? Maybe coordinated wall hanging and mug rugs??

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  149. how about a chalk board to do list board? great tutorial at moda bake shop!

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  150. What to make next? I'd like to see an idea for fall placemats, so maybe you could make some and share them here? But whatever you make, I ALWAYS love to see it!

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  151. Christmas stockings! Oh wait, maybe I just have them on the brain because I'm cutting stocking kits this week. I'm sure whatever you make next will be lovely.

    Love FQS! Can't wait for my package from them to arrive. I'm finally getting my Kona solids card! :oD

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  152. To make next - a new tree skirt? Or a skirt for you. Thanks for the chance. I love FQS!

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  153. I love your quilts so as much as I like some of the others ideas people have said (like the tree skirt), I would LOVE to see another quilt!

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  154. Im obsessed with makin bags right now so maybe a travel bag! Thanks!

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  155. Anything Christmas!! I do love the holiday season and since I started quilting, I feel completely justified in planning for Christmas all year long :)

    I just love Countdown to Christmas - I agree with you, they got the colors just right. A quilt in these fabrics would make a great throw quilt for the sofa.

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  156. Sounds like you should find something to make for Christmas... then when people ask if you've started you can say, "Of course, I have." Is it time for a new tree skirt, perhaps?

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  157. How about a bag- a nice deep one with lots of pockets.

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  158. I think you should make some sort of spiffy bag for fall.

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  159. How about a Tree Skirt for Christmas? You've got plenty of time and no need to rush!

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  160. I suggest a coupon organizer. It is fun to think through projects, isn't it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  161. Sewing for the holidays... probably not starting that until December here! I would love to see some examples though. Mug rugs, mini quilts, quilts, pot holders... I am not fussy. I am sure I will love anything you make, and pin it for future drooling.

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  162. how about a festive table runner for the changing seasons?

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  163. The next thing you should make is .... a hot fudge sunday. That's what I want to make right about now. : ) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  164. What next?! Well something stitched in vibrant color of course!

    The rainbow has 7 stripes. So maybe something chromatic with a play on stripes.

    <3

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  165. More home sewing, please! The curtains were wonderful and I need more ideas of how to drape my home in beautiful fabrics without just literally draping fabric or quilts on top of things. Also home sewing can make great Christmas presents.

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  166. A quilt so we can get the tutorial! haha jk, make something for yourself before the crazy holiday rush sets in.

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  167. What about a Christmas wall hanging? Can't believe it is only 3 months til Xmas!

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  168. I vote for a holiday table runner to show off all the great holiday desserts!

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  169. What to do next? I thought to myself the other day, that it would be smart to start with some christmas pressies soon - maybe that would be something for you to tackle as well? this way hopefully I/you won´t get all stressed out in december and it stays fun?

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  170. I think a Christmas project of some sort! Maybe a fun new holiday pillow? I can't believe it's only three months away!

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  171. Oh I love FQS too! I am in the mood for quick projects like pillows or mini quilts. Something for Christmas presents?
    Susanne

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  172. I adore holiday themed projects - maybe a crafty christmas gift guide? Something fun!

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  173. You should make autumn bunting!!!
    Sara
    catface99@rocketmail.com

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  174. I still think you should make an autumn place-themed mugrug for the mug rug world-tour!

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  175. You could make one of these? http://www.etsy.com/transaction/58357515
    I'm making another now for celebrate color. It's a drawstring quilt! So easy and fun, and perfect for babies, picnics, toys. :)

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  176. I'd love to see your take on ornaments, especially with some of those dotty prints! :) One of my "fun" random activities is looking at all the new precuts FQS posts, thinking of the pretty projects begging to be made...

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  177. What I really want to do (and thus I think you should want to do it as well) is to make a pretty Christmas quilt. Every year I wish I had one to hang on the wall or stick on the couch, and I never seem to have time for it. But since you're on your post-project high, you should!

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  178. I'm starting to work on my teacher gifts for christmas so I think that's what you should work on too! LOL

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  179. I think you should make a Christmas stocking you. You always put an interesting modern spin on the traditional and I'd love to see what you'd do.

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  180. We just bought a new TV and my husband wants me to make a table runner to go underneath it. I haven't found any patterns I really like. I think you should make a super cute table runner!

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  181. How about some nice fall or Christmas pillows.

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  182. hmmm, what do I want you to make? You can make some of my Christmas presents for me? I've been working on them since January but don't seem to be getting very far! How about something for the men in our lives?

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  183. I'd make an advent calender - PLUS all the little bits of fabricy goodness to go in it for each day.

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  184. How about a quilted picture frame for all those holiday memories about to be made?

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  185. Love the Blackberry Annie's Farm Stand fabric, very beautiful combo.
    I'd make something for Christmas.
    Thank for the chance.

    b.zanninelli@gmail.com

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  186. How about a sweet Christmas bunting? Some easy to start out the holidays with!

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  187. Hmmm... What I think you should make next and what I would like to see on stitched in color are slightly different... I think you should make a rich fall colored jacket for Aria: http://www.makeitperfect.com.au/MIP/Uptown_Girl.html, but as for the site I think (and I can't even believe I'm saything this) some more embroidery. It seems it's been awhile since an embroidery project took center stage? And you do such a good job on it :)

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  188. Christmas things. Lovely Christmas things, so we can get into the mood!
    FQS is one of my favorite shops. Great service and no question is ever too much.

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  189. I say some cute Christmas tree ornaments or a skirt. Thanks for the chance!

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  190. Make a couple of pillow cases for last minute gifts.

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  191. Is there someone out there who really inspired you to sew? Do you have a mentor? Sew a little something for them and give it with a hand-written thank you note to show how much he/she means to you.

    Stuff like that out of the blue really makes one's day. And I promise it will warm your heart, too!

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  192. I think you should organize a holiday quilt-a-long. It would be so fun!

    Happy Tuesday.

    Lyanna

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  193. I'd like to see you take an antique quilt and make it using modern fabrics or even solid fabrics. I'd love to see your take on that!

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  194. Hmm...hows about you make a Christmas tree skirt...that sounds fun!

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  195. You should make something for the upcoming holidays. Like pretty napkins for Thanksgiving or an apron or a table runner. :)Thank you for the giveaway!

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  196. How about some sort of fall wall hanging or table runner? It's time to start digging that sort of stuff out & I don't have much so I'd love to see your take on it!

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  197. How about a lovely Holiday table setting with table runner or table topper with placemats, napkins, napkin rings, and coasters? This could be for Christmas or Thanksgiving or the holiday of your choice. Whatever the project, have fun with it.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

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