Monday, 30 March 2015

Sew Organized for the Busy Girl blog hop and giveaway

So I am the lucky one to be kicking off the blog hop for Heidi Staples' wonderful new book, Sew Organized for the Busy Girl and giving away three copies of the book at the end of this post.  The rest of the stops along the tour are also listed at the bottom of this post.


This book is all about helping you to organise yourself so make time to sew and to fit sewing into your life and is beautifully styled with a real retro feel.


There are tips all about organising your sewing space, your fabric, your sewing supplies, your projects, as well as including a lovely list of projects to make to help you get and stay organised and to brighten up your sewing space.


There are also tips from other busy sewers (sewists?!) around the world, including a couple of little tips from me about how I stay (relatively) organised.


For your chance to win a copy of the book, just leave a comment on this post and a winner will be drawn a week from today!  The rest of the stops on the tour are listed below:

April 6 - Jodi of Tales of Cloth & Angela of Cut to Pieces
April 13 - Lindsay of Craft Buds & Debbie of A Quilter's Table
April 20 - Leanne of She Can Quilt
April 27 - Fat Quarter Shop
May 4 - Erin of Why Not Sew?
May 11 - Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts
May 18 - Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade
May 25 - Lucy of Charm About You
June 1 - Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
June 8 - Becca of Bryan House Quilts
June 15 - Beth of Plum & June
June 22 - Jessica of Quilty Habit
June 29 - Caroline of Sew Can She
July 6 - Heidi of Fabric Mutt (Tour Wrap!)

217 comments:

  1. Sounds like a interesting book. I know I could use some organizing tips to be more productive

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  2. This looks like a fun book! Love a good organise

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  3. Looks like this book would be really nice to have......I try to be organized sometimes. I could use some good tips on organizing.
    thim3@hotmail.com

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  4. I so need help in organising my time and my sewing space. It looks like this book was written for me! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  7. Blooming spelling fails! I'd love a chance to win this book. Thank you

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  8. i'd love to have some organization in my fabric room

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  9. I'm always glad to get useful tips, thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Organization in sewing is always a good thing. Makes everything go more smoothly.

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  11. This looks like a book I could need!

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  12. What a great idea for a book! Who doesn't need more time to do what we love? Thanks for the chance

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  13. I kid myself that I thrive on chaos.....not true - I need to be organised to be productive.

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  14. This looks like my perfect book!

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  15. I could definitely use this book! Just take a look at my "sewing room"! I used to be organized....
    akronne17@gmail.com

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  16. I can always use a few more tips on how to better utilize my limited space!

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  17. Love the look of this book. Organisational advice would be really helpful too. :-)

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  18. Great book idea. I could definitely put it to good use!

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  19. I could certainly use this book!
    mabay1981@gmail.com

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  20. this looks like a great book!

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  21. I bet every sewist could use this book....but I NEED this book!

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  22. This book looks awesome. I could really use this book in my sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway and the blog tour.

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  23. Ooo! The hexagon cushion is lovely, and this looks like a great book. Thank you for the chance of winning!

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  24. That's the kind of book I need!
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

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  25. I love Heidi's blog and everything she creates. Would love to win this book :-)

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  26. Looks like a great book with fun projects! Looking forward to seeing more.

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  27. Oh boy, could I use this book!!

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  28. What a great idea for a book! I would love to win a copy...thanks for the chance!

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  29. I completely need this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. What a refreshing change of a book! I think everyone needs organizing once in a while one way or another!

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  31. I need all the help I can get! This looks fab, can't wait to read it!

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  32. Boy how I could use some tips!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  33. I would really like to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity. I follow via Bloglovin at 2bquilting247 at hotmail.ca

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  34. Boy could I use some help. I just moved.

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  35. Boy could I use some help. I just moved.

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  36. Any organizing tips are appreciated!

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  37. My house is very organized - except my sewing room. Help is needed!

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  38. Sounds like a great resource.

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  39. i am new to sewing and am still trying to learn and teach myself....but this looks cool! thanks for the opportunity!

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  40. Now that sounds like a book that would be welcomed by every quilter!!

    P.S. Always sewer. Never 'sewist'! *shudders*

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  41. I am always looking for information on how to get more organized so that I can sew for a longer period of time.

    Thank you for the giveaway chance.

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  42. I'm a sewist that could use this book! I have an extra small sewing space and it's always in chaos!
    Thanks for the chance to win the fab book!

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  43. Since I'm not perfect, I love tips on how to work smarter. Thanks.

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  44. Sounds like a great book for me. Lots of projects I want to do just need the time. Plus my sewing space definitely needs some organisation nice giveaway

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  45. I am in the process of getting a new sewing space and sure could use help organizing before I move in!

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  46. Lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Everyone needs organization LOL!!!

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  47. Sounds like just what I need! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. Heidi had such wonderful things to say about you Lynne, that I had to check out your blog. That is how the reader lists grow, one blog leads to another, with a recommendation.
    Ccurrie1952 at gmail dot com

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  49. HELLO, Thanks for starting off a neat Hop! Book looks so interesting>like to see it!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  50. Sounds interesting. I try to be organised it doesn't always happen though.
    fldankosnel@yahoo.co.uk

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  51. This book looks like a great resource. Who doesn't need to be more organized, and I love tip books! :)

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  52. This looks like the book for me. No matter how much I try, I can't seem to stay organized.

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  53. Organization - always in need of more!

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  54. Organization - always in need of more!!

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  55. love these types of 'tips' books!

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  56. Very cool....thanks for thr chance!

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  57. I have my scraps sorted by color but the fabric is all mushed up together. It's a start although I still find myself pawing through fabric. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    anndunn24(at)gmail.com

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  58. I can use all the help I can get. Looks like a great book to help with organizing my time.

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  59. Looks like a fun read. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  60. I bet there are good tips in there. Is quitting your day job one of them?

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  61. This is on my wish list! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  62. This sounds like something I could do with, organisation…. Thanks for the introduction

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  63. I could really use some organization right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I could really use some organization right now. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. I certainly need help organizing! It has never been my strong suit. :) Can't wait to visit the other blogs on the hop!

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  66. Like so many, I could really use this book. Thanks

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  67. Sounds like just the book I need!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  68. I definitely need some organisation in my life!
    Frankie
    Knitwitsowls@gmail.com

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  69. A fab giveaway - I'm sure I'd find more time for sewing if I was more organised!

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  70. I have been looking forward to the release of this book and will be following the blog hop each week. Thanks for kicking it off!

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  71. Sounds like a wonderful book. I always need more organizing ideas.

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  72. I was looking at my sewing area this weekend and wondering how on earth I'm going to organize it -- I have a very small area. This book would help for sure!
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  73. I love Heidis blog - the way she writes, what she sews... it's all so inspiring and beautiful. And having a small boy to look after I'm grateful for every tip to organize my spare time in a better way. Thanks a lot for the chance to win a copy of this book.

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  74. I am always looking for new ways to organize my sewing area. Looks like a great resource.

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  75. That sounds like a new sewing book that I might actually, genuinely NEED!

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  76. Love the styling and I definitely need some tips so I can get to sew more.

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  77. Love the styling and I definitely need some tips so I can get to sew more.

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  78. Love the styling and I definitely need some tips so I can get to sew more.

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  79. Who could not use some organizing tips!

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  80. I really need some tips to make the most of my sewing time!

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  81. A great giveaway - I know I could do with some help with organisation!

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  82. Sounds like a great book. Most people who quilt/sew could use this book, I'm sure. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  83. Could definitely use some organizing tips! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.

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  84. I'm another one who could really use this book! LOL!

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  85. I really need this book now. I've just taken the dining room for my quilting and need help figuring out how to get it set-up and organized from the get-go. Thanks for this give-away. ktsquiltdreams atgmail dotcom

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  86. This sounds like a book most of us need. Help finding time to sew, and to get that space organized is perfect for us all.

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  87. I Love the retro look of the cover! I can only imagine how sweet the inside is....

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  88. Like everyone else I could really do with a bit of organisation in my sewing room! ;-)

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  89. I luv to sew & quilt but my room has kinda gotten bad, so ANY help organizing would be greatly appreciated.

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  90. I'm currently most interested in breaking up my bigger projects into multiple short or on-the-go sessions, to stay on task w/gifts for many summer birthdays coming up quick. Thank you so much for any tip, big or small:) the book sounds fabulous and exactly what I need.

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  91. Looks like a great resource and idea book for all of us quilters!

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  92. I need to be organized! looks like a great book! thanks!

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  93. I LOVE this!!! This is wonderful for a mom like me who is always on the go! Looking forward to following this!

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  94. I'm working on sewing room organization right now. I'd love to read this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  95. sounds like this would be a perfect book for me to read - always looking for tips to stick to deadlines and sew at leisure instead of the last minute dash !!

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  96. Looks like this book would be a lifesaver when it comes to several different types of tips. I'm sure I could use most of them to make my life easier. Rina

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  97. I could sure use some help in this area. What a cool book. Camille@focus20.com

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  98. Some help organizing would be really good. Can't wait to see more of this book.

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  99. I could use some ideas on organizing my sewing areas-yes, I have more than one. Thank you for the chance to get the book.

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  100. Great projects! This would be a great book to have. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  101. Who couldn't use more ideas about maximizing our seeing space and time! It's a great concept for a book.

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  102. I could certainly use a book on organization! Thank you for your tutorials! I am a new viewer and based on what I've seen so far I am sure I will be visiting often.

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  103. I could use some organization on the sewing front... thanks much for the opportunity!

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  104. Funny you should mention sewers/ sewists! I hate to think of myself as a sewer....ick! Sewist sounds much more artsy and fascinating. My organization isn't so fascinating, so I could use your tips! I am already intrigued by your photos.

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  105. Gosh, I need all the help I can get!

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  106. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

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  107. I surely could put this too good use.

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  108. Going to set up a sewing room fairly soon. I need to be inspired!
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  109. It sounds like a great book!

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  110. Thanks for kicking off the hop, looking forward to seeing all the stops!

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  111. I look forward to this one. I need help organizing my sewing room. It is always a disaster.

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  112. I love seeing how other people organize their work spaces. Having moved several times, I think it is fascinating how each space can function so differently.

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  113. Love this book. Thanks for the chance!

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  114. Oh I badly need this my current philosophy is "quilts before housework" but I suppose at some point that will have to come to an end...

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  115. Oh, my. My sewing room is saying I really need this - now!

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  116. This looks like such a fun book! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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  117. What a fun, fun, fun book.

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  118. I have no sewing room so tips on keeping my sewing things organised would be great.

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  119. I did research organized book for months to find more ideas to organize my sewing space. It seems like what I'm looking for. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

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  120. I've been waiting for this book to come out I would love to win a copy

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  121. I really think i could put this book to good use so I sure hope I win one of the copies. Thanks.

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  122. Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  123. LOL with so many entries it's obvious there's a good few of us with organisation issues!
    I just adore the cover styling of this book, I was born in 1949 so 50 s colours and styles are sheer nostalgia :)

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  124. It looks like a gorgeous book, a real must have for my shelf! I first met Heidi 3 years ago through your blog and she's done so brilliantly, all her projects are wonderful.

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  125. A book that I need, as apposed to want, I am not the most organised person in my crafting room.

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  126. I love the style of this book, it looks stunning. I could certainly do with some advice on organising my craft space.

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  127. I certainly count on the busy front. And sometimes I even get to sew! Thanks for the giveaway

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  128. This is exactly what I need, thanks for the giveaway!

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  129. The book sounds like a must-read for all stitchers

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  130. I've been coveting this book! Would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  131. This is a book I need. Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  132. This book looks fantastic! I would love to try some projects from the book. I've used some of Heidi's tutorials and she's awesome at walking you through things. shopgirl7232@yahoo.com

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  133. It sounds like an excellent book that I have been watching for, for some time. I can't wait to see inside it!

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  134. Everyone needs more organizing, this book sounds great and it's so cute too!

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  135. What a great book! Thank you. :)

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  136. Oh please pick me! I'd love to be better organised and make more time for sewing!

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  137. I certainly need help with organization in my sewing room. Thanks for the chance to win. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  138. Who couldn't use a bit more organisation? What a good idea for a book!

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  139. This is *exactly* what I need!

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  140. I've been trying to organize for a while now.....I really need help for ideas. Thank you for this opportunity!

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  141. This books sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

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  142. I have a great idea for staying organised that would work for me. I was thinking that I should buy the house next door and build a tunnel from it to my current house. The next door house could be my sewing space, leaving my current house free from my sewing 'stuff'. What do you think?

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  143. I can definitely use some organizing tips.

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  144. What a great looking book!

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  145. Heidi does such great work! The book looks awesome!

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  146. I would love to be organized in my sewing room!!!

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  147. This books looks like it could be so helpful keeping organized. Would love to win one. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  148. My stash and sewing area has gotten out of control, any help is greatly appreciated! Plus, who doesn't need more adorable projects to start?!?

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  149. Looks like a wonderful book! I definitely can use all the help I can get! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  150. Love the idea of this book...It addresses many of my issues..never enough time to sew, never enough time to clean up and reorganize my supplies, how to handle my stash...all things I could use some advice on!
    buffyh_6 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  151. Looks like a fun and helpful book!
    hatlevig@integra.net

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  152. Looks to be a fabulous book! Would love to win a copy.

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  153. Organization is my biggest downfall.

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  154. Would love to win the book. Since Mom died I can't seem to get motivated to get organized. This book may be the push I need. Thank you for the opportunity

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  155. Sounds like a book that I could use as well as all of my sewing friends!

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  156. We all could certainly use more organization in our sewing area. More organized...we will get more sewing time!

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  157. I love the" illusion" of being organized and in control of my life...
    this book could be great for that!

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  158. Get organized? Yes, please. I could use a few good suggestions. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  159. I need this book. My sewing area is very disorganized.

    senstrings at yahoo dot com

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  160. Interesting book. I just add it to my wish list.

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  161. Looks like a great book and I could really use some help with that at this point.

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  162. Looks like a fun and helpful book!
    Susie

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  163. This sounds like a great book and a fun blog hop......

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  164. Can wait to see it! Congratulations on your new book, Heidi!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  165. Congratulations!This Busy Girl Sews book sounds interesting. I could surely use some tips on organizing...

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  166. Organized sounds so very promising! :)

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  167. Maybe that's what I need as I try to organise my stash and sewing room. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  168. Fabulous - I would love to win a copy!!

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  169. Looks like a fabulous book - so many yummy pictures of yummy quilts!!!!

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  170. I'm not very organized and so I need all the help I can get!

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  171. I so desperately need to get more organized. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  172. Sounds like just the book I need!

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  173. The cover of this book is so cute, AND I could use some organizing tips too!

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  174. So excited to see Heidi's new book- I love her work!

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  175. those illustrations are so cute. Can't wait to see more.

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  176. What a fun book!Congrats to Heidi!

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  177. What great timing! Am just starting to set up my new sewing room after a recent move. This book would be a great help in getting organized.

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  178. This looks like a great book, thanks for a fun giveaway. x

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  179. Looks like a book I could really use. Just setting up a new sewing space and I'm trying to get it right!

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  180. I have been going through my 30+ years collection of fabrics and supplies. I could really use some better organizing ideas.

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  181. I love being organized and could use some tips!
    merryorganic@gmail.com

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  182. Would love to win. I love her blog so I'm sure I would love the book. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  183. This looks like a great book and I certainly need some help getting organised!

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  184. I would really enjoy the book. Really love the quilts

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  185. This book looks great! I particularly the retro looking graphics! Hope I win!

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  186. I need some organising help! I plan to adapt our home office into a sewing space so this would be a great help x

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  187. Awesome giveaway! It always seems like a make a total mess of things when I think I've organized. Then again, it might help if I didn't have so many projects in progress at one time...

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