Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Christmas Gifts for Quilters 1 (+ giveaway)

The giveaway is now closed.

So, to kick off Christmas Gifts for Quilters, here is a button you can grab for your blog.  The button will link back to the original intro post for this series and, over time, that post will link to all the subsequent posts in the series so just leave the button lying around when friends and relatives are around and hope that they click through and get some great ideas of what to get you for Christmas.  And just in case none of your relatives are showing any interest in any of these great ideas, there's a fabulous FQ bundle giveaway at the end of this post (and hopefully all the CG4Q posts).

Christmas Gifts for Quilters
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To kick us off, I had a chat with Peg and Becca from Sew Fresh Fabrics to see what three gifts they would suggest a friend or relative of a quilter might like to give, something small, something medium and something large.  And here's what they said.  For a small gift, how about a gift certificate.  This listing is for $25 but you can buy a certificate for any amount.



For a medium gift, how about a modern stash builder bundle of oval elements 14 fat quarters.  


For a large gift how about a bundle Peg and Becca have tailor made for this post.  It's another modern stash builder: 18 half yards of their favourite dots, checks and tonals. 


And Peg and Becca have decided to give you one of their modern stash builder bundles.  They are going to give to one lucky reader a 14 FQ bundle of metro living circles.  


To enter this giveaway, you have three chances.  The giveaway will close a week today (12 October) at which point the next CG4Q post will go up and a new giveaway announced.

1.   Let me know what you would like for Christmas.
2.   Comment to say you follow this blog.  
3.   Comment to say you've spread the word about the giveaway (blog, facebook, twitter, google+ etc).

752 comments:

  1. I really want a guitar for christmas.... and a nice ikea unit to store my stash!

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  2. I follow you, of course :-)

    LOVE the stash building megamix.

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  3. I currently have no idea what I'd like for Christmas but a gardener would be great! I think gift vouchers and books are more likely though!!

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  4. Of course I follow you! Love the idea of these posts!

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  5. I wish for more SPACE for a dedicated quilting area, but I guess that will come once someone decides to buy our (lovely) appartment, so we can move on... Such a gift is most welcome BEFORE Christmas :)

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  6. And you are of course listed in my Google reader :)

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  7. I would like a new sewing machine, a new laptop, and a new iPhone 4s (coming out next week). Okay? Will I need to sit on Santa's lap?

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  8. I follow you. Love your blog!

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  9. I tweeted about the giveaway at LJRieben!

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  10. I'm a follower - love you blog!

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  11. for christmas I'm torn between wanting a Shark Vac (yeah, I'm practical like that) and a new portrait lens for my camera. And of course fabric!

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  12. I follow your bloggy blog!

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  13. Can you ask for more time to do projects for Christmas? I doubt I'll get it though! So if I can't have that, I guess I want a bigger sewing desk!

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  14. I'm not completely sure what I'd like for Christmas as yet but it will have to do with sewing or stitching. I have a couple of books that I must have - one is the Encyclopedia of Pieced Blocks.

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  15. I'm a happy blog follower! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!

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  16. I haven't even begun my Christmas list. I tend to usually want a mix of things ranging from the: No bloomin' chance of getting that to the more affordable under a fiver things to amuse me. It would of course be a bonus if I got to see my other half over Christmas and more of in general.

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  17. I hope that we will have a new apartment by christmas, so I hope to receive the wallpaper I want.

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  18. Oooh love the basics, metro living rocks :-) i think for my christmas I'd want mum to come visit and quilt with me for a week or so!

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  19. Lately we've started some long overdue remodeling and for Christmas I'd like a couple pieces of furniture to complete the look. And quilting fabric is always appreciated.

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  20. I am of course a follower :-)

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  21. I follow your blog and what I want for christmas is 2 relaxed days with my DH, daughters, son in law and my mother:-)

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  22. I follow you in my google reader. Of course I follow you!

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  23. I'd love a voucher for Christmas, to one of my favourite fabric shops of course! Or else maybe some hand picked fabrics from my daughter, she chose me some Far Far Away II fabrics for mother's day and they are just adorable!

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  24. I would love to get a quilting hoop for Christmas :)
    Susanne

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  25. All I want for xmas is a day light lamp and more time in the day. Thanks for the chance

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  26. I already told my boyfriend what I want for Christmas... fabric ;) [I would like to get a new sewing machine, but that would be a little bit too much to ask for...].

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  27. I told all of my quilty girlfriends. :o)

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  28. And of course I am your follower.

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  29. I don't celebrate Christmas but for Chanukah I would love a Featherweight sewing machine!

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  30. What I want for Christmas is to be able to relax and enjoy it....that and a really good book, bottle of wine and ribbon candy.

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  31. And I'm going now to add the button to my blog!
    Wonderful giveaway. Thanks!

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  32. Peace on earth, goodwill to all men, lots of chocolate and and long arm machine with a sewing study big enough to take it. Guess my only hope is the chocs!

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  33. Fabric is always at the top of my list. But if money wasn't an issue, I'd like a long arm sewing machine :)

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  34. I haven't thought about it yet. Maybe some more fabric for my stash or a gift card to Amazon to buy books for my Kindle.

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  35. I want a new sewing machine. My Kenmore is fine but I want to teach my daughter to sew and, if she's sewing, I can't. So I need another one! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  36. I blogged about it at http://minimandms.blogspot.com/2011/10/giveaways.html

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  37. Hmm, gift cards are always good, then I can go choose something I like. My husband is a great shopper so he usually has some great gift ideas for me!

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  38. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  39. For Christmas I would like a Go Baby!

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  40. I would love a craft room for Christmas. Its not going to happen, but a girl can dream can't she?

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  41. I'd really love a new sewing machine for Christmas but I'd probably have to combine the next 10 Christmases to get what I really want!

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  42. All of my family together @ Christmas...that's what I'd like!

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  43. Yes, I follow you!!! :) :) :)

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  44. On my Christmas list? A gift certificate to my favorite quilt shop would be might nice!

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  45. I've got your blog coming in on Google Reader so I never miss an entry!

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  46. I tweeted! I am still fairly tweet deficient in knowledge so I don't know how to tell you where it is. My tweets are under MelindaCopelan.

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  47. I would really like a right-handed watch...they don't make many for women and with lefty's being only 10%ish of the population, there aren't many options! :)

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  48. what i want for christmas... some Terrain fabric! or Little Apples would be nice.

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  49. I shared on FB... http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1320761885

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  50. I don't have a specific list for Christmas, because I don't need anything. I always enjoy some Starbucks gift cards though. =)

    Thank you!

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  51. I follow your lovely blog! Thanks again!

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  52. I tweeted your giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/#!/AMKreations/status/121550828019515392
    and will also add it to my giveaway post from Monday! Thanks again!

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  53. I am holding for an ipad. But, fabric is always nice. Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I've got your blog http://worldtatiana.blogspot.com/ I have published on it.

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  55. I can't think of anything special I would want for Christmas. I do like sparklies but my husband said my wedding ring will be the only sparklie I will ever get out of him. So I'll have to think on it

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  56. Hmmm. What I want for Christmas? I think a big new cutting mat, 24 x 36, to go on top of my new cutting table would be perfect.

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  57. Of course I follow you. How else would I know about this great giveaway.

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  58. I'm hoping for 'Modern Blocks: 99 Quilt Blocks From Your Favourite Designers' and fabric :)
    LOVE Peg and Becca's stash builders! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. What I'd like for Christmas? I'd like for my dysfunctional family to get together for the holidays and nobody gets their feelings hurt, nobody storms out of the house crying, nobody makes a monumental announcement that totally dumfounds all of us, and nobody gets slapped. Yep - that would probably be my Christmas wish.

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  60. I really want some new quilty notions for Christmas. I would like to replace a couple of rulers, a beam and read light, a rotary blade sharpener! Thanks!

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  61. I would really like some fabric bundles and a few notions that I need. I'd be happy with money, though, so I can spend it! :)

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  62. I'm a follower! Love the stash builder mix. Always a want!

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  63. Having seen a review of the Sizzix Big Shot I am really dropping big hints that I would like one for Christmas....not sure he is listening though....

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  64. I'd love one of those stash building packs for Christmas! Or maybe one of those Kona solid FQ boxes :)

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  65. Far removed from quilting - I'd like a small chest freezer so I can have cooking days and then have sewing days. Maybe not so far removed after all!

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  66. Good health is my wish.
    The Giveaway is great and winning would be lovely.

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  67. what a lovely giveaway! I would love the boxes of Moda solids for Christmas!

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  68. I would love a new fancy sewing machine (not going to happen!)and a new iron.

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  69. And I enjoy following you in my Google reader...thanks for all the inspiration!

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  70. I'd really love a Bernina. I'm saving up.

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  71. Other than the obvious, world peace and fabric (that traditional combination), I would like some leather country boots - I am a to the manor born, don't you know!

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  72. I really want a Go cutter for all my scraps. I seriously need to get them in a usable state instead of the jumbled mess they are. he he! Oh and I want an ipad2. I will be dropping the hubby lots of hints :)

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  73. I follow your very cool blog!

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  74. I'm going to go uber-cheesy and say I want a drama-free Christmas with my family. That would be STELLAR! And it's not happened in awhile, if you know what I mean ;-)

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  75. Oh gosh.... I haven't even thought about what I want for Christmas yet.

    I think I would like Santa ;) to help us get into a nice place and have an awesome trip to Florida for Christmas this year.

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  76. Ooo OOo I would like a gift card for Liberty's for Chrimble. My cool aunt bought me 5 half yards from there last christmas and it was an awesome present!

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  77. Always love a quilt book full of new patterns to drool over. Follow your blog for new ideas.

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  78. I'm a follower too, thanks for the chance to win some fab metro circles :)

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  79. I have been stalking er I mean following your blog for a while now. And I enjoy what you have to offer.

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  80. I'd like some Accuquilt dies for Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. I'm a follower of your blog.

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  82. I've spread the word via Fb, Email, and Texts. Hopefully this evening I can blog about it as well.

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  83. All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

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  84. We have a catalog here in the states from a shop called "Hancocks of Paducah". You probably know all about it 'cause you're sharp like that. Anyway all the new Kaffe fabrics were in the most recent mailing, and I told my family I'd like a yard of each for Christmas. My husband's response was "what are you going to make with it?" Which ws a subtle dig meaning "you have too much fabric already". But that's what I REALLY want. Oh yeah, and the time to make something with it ;-)

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  85. Always a follower of yours!!

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  86. I follow you on Google Reader and get lots of inspiration from your blog.

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  87. Santa please bring me an iPad so that I can have it next to the sewing machine for internet inspiration and tutorials.

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  88. I need the Tardis for Christmas so I can go forwards and backwards in time - that way I will be able to buy the fabric I love but didn't get around to buying before it went; be able to warn myself not to make the mistakes I'm going to make - which will save even more time for making stuff!

    What a winner - oh and I might even buy a lottery ticket to help pay for it all!

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  89. I follow - of course I do!

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  90. I would really like a new sewing machine for Christmas. I know I'm not going to get it, though, so maybe a gift card would be nice.

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  91. For Christmas, I want a happy surprise. I love the dots and circles.

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  92. I have twittered like a little birdie spreading the word!

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  93. I would like a new sewing machine and fabrics for Christmas.

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  94. In the quilting department, I would like, perhaps, a quilting magazine subscription. Not that I need more inspiration, but I certainly enjoy leafing through one from time to time.

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  95. I have no idea what I want for Christmas!! I'm always praying for my family and friends to be healthy and happy, so that would be fine. But of course who wouldn't love to get some fabric? LOL Any kind of sewing goodies or maybe a gift card or money to go to a quilt shop! Thanks for the chance!

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  96. Haven't made a Christmas list yet, but I'll probably ask for the Kona color cards!

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  97. I want a 6 by 24 inch ruler. those are lovely fabrics, especially the ovals. thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. And I follow your blog, too! :-)

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  99. I really don't know what I want for Christmas this year! I always love gift cards.

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  100. I would realy like a gift certificate to purchase fabric for Christmas - or a bundle of Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden. I'm obsessed with the skeleton key print.

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  101. i would love some fabric for christmas!!!

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  102. i follow you and i would like any of the bundles that you have shown + a new phone one that will do what i want not as it likes :))and a new lens for my camera !!

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  103. Well, fabric is always #1 on my list. The perfect gift for anyone, fits any budget and I always love it. I am also dreaming of a couple other things, I would love a table where my machine fits down inside. I know it won't happen, but a girl can dream, can't she? I would also like one of those wonderful dutch ovens by Le Creuset. can you give this list to my husband? lol!

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  104. I'd love some cowboy boots. :) I've only wanted some for about 40 years.

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  105. Consider the word spread :-)

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  106. For Christmas, for sewing, I'd like to have a machine with a lot of throat space for quilting.

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  107. I feelnso blessed rightnnow I am not sure what I would like for Christmas! Maybe a few days to myself since I am a stay at home work mum!

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  108. Tweeted! And put the button on my blog, too. :) https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/121565546285252608

    http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/

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  109. We don't usually do Christmas gifts (we have too much "stuff" already), but to be honest, I can't really say no to new fabrics, so maybe a gift certificate to one of my favourite fabric shops. Thanks for the giveaway Lynne!

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  110. EQ7 would be pretty nice;)

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  111. Hi, I'm a new follower of your blog. ;-> Yay!!!

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  112. for xmas i'd love a new lazy kate for my spinning wheel. thanks for the giveaway!

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  113. i follow you in google reader.

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  114. LOVE the dots-I really want to win this one! Thanks for the chance to win it! I love getting books for Christmas, and of course fabric!

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  115. I want a Teeny Tiny Mochimochi book for Christmas!!

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  116. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Glenys133/status/121568158132875264

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  117. For Christmas I'd like to go back in time 6yrs. Before I had breast cancer life was happier and better back then. Don't get me wrong life is not hellish, it was just better before. Thanks for the great giveaway! ;->

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  118. I would like a cutting board to cut strips of fabric. Cutter is included.

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  119. I'm not sure what to ask for for Christmas yet. I've been very spoiled lately with a new machine, an Accuquilt Go! And EQ7.
    I probably will get something cooking related since that's my other passion

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  120. I follow your wonderful blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. I tweeted this, I don't know your twitter name.

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  122. I definitely follow your blog!

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  123. I want a new sewing machine for Christmas!

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  124. I retweeted your tweet about the post and the giveaway!

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  125. in my fantasy land, Janome memory craft with accufeed, otherwise time

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  126. I follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road, and you of course

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  127. I love those Metro Circles! What I want for Christmas is time before Christmas to design and sew a quilt for my sister! She mailed me a fat quarter (an interesting bird print) and now I'm scheming up a quilt designed around that one FQ. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  128. I'd like a Kindle for Christmas!

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  129. Tweeted, no voice but I can speak via social media, tweet tweet- think I might be feverish!

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  130. For Christmas I would love a fairy to come and clean my house really thoroughly, top to bottom and then cook lots of nice meals and put them in my freezer.
    Failing that a few yards of grey and beige based fabrics as blenders!

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  131. I want a new sewing machine for Christmas. My old one is getting tired after 18 years of use. :)

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  132. I tweeted it. I'm @lindaspaperie

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  133. Does it count if I say I want a 25th hour in the day for Christmas? No? How about something more realistic: a set of decent speakers to plug into my computer in my studio.

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  134. I really don't know what I'd like for Christmas. It's always a chore (!) to come up with ideas. I wouldn't mind a flat screen tv for my living room, but the tv I have works fine so I have a hard time replacing something that works. In Ipad would be my second choice only because I like playing the bubble burst game and angry birds!!! Thanks

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  135. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks again!

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  136. I haven't made a list but just off the top of my head I would say a new PNS camera. Mine has fallen in a lake and been dropped and repaired so a new one would be awesome!

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  137. I am ever you loyal and devoted follower, you know that silly!

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  138. The only thing I want is new kitchen assemble - pot holders, hot pads, and towels - mine are about 6 + yrs. old.

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  139. Yummy giveaway - thank you! I would love a really good camera with a telephoto lens for
    Christmas. I dabbled in photography back in college and would love to start again now that all the kids are grown and on their own.

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  140. What a great idea! I am a happy follower.

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  141. For Christmas! Well, after world peace & feed the hungry, I need a class on paper piecing!

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  142. Hi. Thank you for the giveaway! I follow your blog religiously!

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