Monday, January 11, 2010

Fabric

AND THE WINNER IS:
MOMLOVES2QUILT!
CONGRATULATIONS!!

I love fabric! All kinds, all colors . . . Never quite sure what I would do with it all, maybe just look at it? Megan has some amazing fabrics in her shop Fabric Love along with patterns.

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’ve grown up in Oregon for most of my life, and now I call Eugene, Oregon my home. Sure it rains 6 months out of the year here (we call it liquid sunshine), but it’s worth it for all the trees, moss, and the lush greenery. It’s also a great excuse to stay inside and sew or craft!

I started sewing about 10 years ago when a friend taught me how to sew a full-length, fully gathered skirt for an SCA event. After that, I sewed from patterns, checked sewing books out from the library, and learned from each project. A few years ago I took a pattern drafting class through the local community college.

*Why did you start your business?
I started my business in mid-2009 with an Etsy shop, Sanourra Designs. I love to sew, and have been collecting fabric and patterns for quite some time. I was working on my business in my free time, after putting in my eight hours a day at my office job.

My 9 to 5 at the time was as a quality manager in a factory that produced wildland firefighting garments. I didn’t see many opportunities for me to “climb the corporate ladder,” so to speak, so I wanted to create a business for myself. I applied for a business license under the name Fabric Love in August of 2009.

When I was laid off during cutbacks in September, I applied to the Self Employment Assistance Program through Unemployment Insurance, wrote a full-scale business plan, and was accepted. I launched Fabric-Love.com on January 1, 2010.

*How did you decide on your shop name?
I have an addiction to fabric, and I know I’m not alone. “Fabric love” is the jolt you get when you see a fabric that makes you drool, makes you feel that your life is incomplete without it, and you know you absolutely must have it.

*What types of items do you have?
I have many bolts of Moda fabrics with a retro feel. I also have some vintage fabrics that I purchased from a friend’s grandparents who used to run a fabric shop. I have tons of vintage and retro patterns, some of them uncut. I also sell my hats and handbags in my shop, as well as any vintage finds that I just can’t pass up.


*Do you have something new you will be adding?
I got in on the reprint of Deb Strain’s Love U, so I’ll be adding some of that line this month (February). They’re mostly the snail, owl, tree and leaf prints. I just thought they were darling, and would make great kids clothes, pillowcases, or even some super cute purses. In March I’ll add some lovely prints and towelling from Moda’s Rural Jardin line, plus some gorgeous French lace batiks.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for new handmade hats and handbags, too!

*What’s your supply addiction; is there a specific color or type of supply you just can’t pass up?
Fabric. Definitely fabric. Oddly enough, I LOVE to create frilly, girly, pretty things, even though I’m not a person to wear them myself. A quaint little floral print or a really cool retro style fabric in purple, teal, blue, or orange will get me nearly every time.

*Do you have a blog?
I do have a blog, although I don’t post on it nearly as often as I should. It’s the Love Blog at Fabric-Love.com. One can also find it at http://sanourradesigns.blogspot.com.


NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!

Megan will be sending someone this amazing jelly roll!


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One jelly roll from Moda’s Hello Betty Retro colorway.
This jelly roll contains 40 2 ½ “ by 44” strips, two of each of the retro colorway.
Value: $22.00
I made a cool retro quilt from one of these jelly rolls last summer.
Check it out at
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanourra/3695295744/


GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!!

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281 comments:

  1. Love the wristlet! SO cute.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/just-frill-it-wine-cream-and-blue-wristlet-ooak

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  2. Well since I am a fabric lover, I think this fabric is adorable.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/hello-betty-fruit-salad-grey

    JPAT

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  3. Grab your button!

    Love your blog from when you featured me for a giveaway :)

    JPAT

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  4. My favorite item in her shop is the Hello Betty Order Up teal fabric!

    Thanks so much!

    lollywoodjewelry at gmail dot com

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  5. Voted for you at giveaways 4 mommy!

    lollywoodjewelry at gmail dot com

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  6. post #2
    voted for you at giveaways 4 mommy!

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  7. Tweeted this giveaway here:

    http://twitter.com/shoplollywood/status/8964172796

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  8. I love the Berry Delicious in Cherry Pink!!

    elaine guenther at yahoo dot com

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  9. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/gsmommy126

    elaineguenther at yahoo dot com

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  10. I have your button on my blog!

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  11. I voted 4 u!

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  12. I voted 4 u!

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  13. I love the Hello Betty Sunny Side Up Brown fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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  14. I subscribe as ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  15. I love the Hello Betty Sunny Side Up Brown.
    laprochaine@gmail.com

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  16. I tweeted,http://twitter.com/laprochaine/statuses/8968101649
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  17. I subscribe via email
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  18. I have your button on my blog
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  19. I love the Today's Special in Teal!
    Hope I win:)

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  20. I voted #1

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  21. I voted #2

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  22. I subsrcibe via email

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like the hello betty sunnyside up fabric = thanks for the chance to win

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  24. I entered MyFairLane give away!

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  25. I entered 100% Pure give away!

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  26. I entered the pendant give away.

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  27. I entered the Joy of Soap give away.

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  28. I entered the heart keychain give away.

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  29. I entered the children's print give away.

    nreding at yahoo dot com

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  30. I adore the red cherries on blue fabric. ~karen

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  31. I was already on my way to her site before I even got to the giveaway part haha! I love the Hello Betty Apron Brown fabric


    katiecitrowske at hotmail dot com

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  32. love her cherry print fabric...would make a cute apron! http://www.fabric-love.com/content/berry-delicious-cherries-aqua

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  33. blog follower

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  34. 1. voted

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  35. 2. voted

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  36. button on blog http://thisthatandalittlemore.blogspot.com/

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  37. entered $20 gc for signs

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  38. entered butterfly tote

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  39. entered hat, gloves and scarf

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  40. entered yu-be lotions

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  41. entered wristlet

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  42. entered bracelet

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  43. entered Joy of Soap

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  44. entered body scrubs

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  45. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/8971392799

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  46. I love her Berry Delicious Fruity white. Oh, I just adore fabric!!!
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  47. Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/notimeMom/status/8972225369
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  48. I subscribe via email
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  49. I posted your button on my blog
    http://adventuresinallthingsfood.blogspot.com/
    andrea.kruse at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the hello betty apron brown fabric!

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  51. Love the Just for the Frill of it - Wine, cream and blue wristlet!
    Thanks,
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  52. I'm subscribed, Thanks!
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  53. Entered Dancing Fairy Designs Giveaway

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  54. I'm also a vintage material addict, but I fell in love with the vintage patterns on the site. My favorite is the package of patterns for belts and handbags. I remember my grandmother making those types of things and that's what got me started.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/vintage-mccalls-2382-misses-and-juniors-fabric-belts-and-evening-bags-pattern

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  55. I wrote a blog post about this giveaway here:
    http://christinesenter.com/fabric-jelly-roll-giveaway/

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  56. Posted about the giveaway in my facebook status:
    http://www.facebook.com/crsenter

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  57. Posted on Twitter under the name:
    sapheyerblu
    http://twitter.com/sapheyerblu

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  58. I have entered the Painted Sign Giveaway

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  59. I am entered in the Karma jewelry giveaway

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  60. I am already subscribed via email

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  61. Your button is already on the sidebar of my site

    http://christinesenter.com/

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  62. I really like the wine cream and blue wristlet. Very pretty!!!


    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  63. I am an email subscriber


    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

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  64. I have your button


    sarahsblogoffun.blogspot.com


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  65. I entered the gift cert giveaway


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  66. I entered the childs print giveaway


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  67. I entered the yube lotion giveaway


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  68. I entered the bracelet giveaway


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  69. I entered the heart keychain giveaway


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  70. I entered the joy of soap giveaway


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  71. I entered the body scrubs giveaway


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  72. I entered the gift bag giveaway


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  73. I love the ruffled wristlett (say that fast 3 times)

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  74. i love her berry delicous fruit delight.

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  75. What a wonderful giveaway.
    I would love to be entered.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/berry-delicious-cherries-aqua

    Thanks so much,
    Tam

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  76. Just Tweeted about the giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/PrimitivePlace
    Thanks,
    Tam

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  77. Love the Hello Betty Today's Special Teal fabric! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  78. Blogged...http://apocketfullofbuttons.blogspot.com/2010/02/jellyroll-giveaway.html

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  79. Tweet Tweet....http://twitter.com/sewfierce/status/8995127406

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  80. Added your button to my blog roll...http://apocketfullofbuttons.blogspot.com/p/blog-scroll.html

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  81. Facebook mention...http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/pages/San-Diego-CA/Sew-Fierce-Boutique/147687697952?ref=mf

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  82. I can never get enough of fabrics. I love the Swell Oops Daisy Lemonade.

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  83. i like the fabric berry delicious in cherries pink.
    polly
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  84. email subscriber.
    polly
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  85. Ohhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE Hello Betty. Being completely honest, my favorite item in the shop is the Hello Betty Jelly Roll!!!

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  86. tweet- http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/9017159950

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  87. my fave is:
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/vintage-lanz-salsburg-cotton-pink-blue-and-white-striped-floral-3-13-yards

    Raelena
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  88. email subscriber
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  89. My favorite is this fabric
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/hello-betty-fruit-salad-grey

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  90. I love the Berry Delicious Fruity White Fabric
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

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  91. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/aMothersEarth/status/9039485301

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  92. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/starryeyed24/status/9039539495

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  93. I have your button
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  94. love the Hello Betty Today's Special in Teal!

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  95. have your button on my sidebar

    blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com

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  96. subscriber under nick0166 (at) yahoo dt com

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  97. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/NICK0166/status/9059017877

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  98. I love retro! I think my favorite is the fruit salad teal
    cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

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  99. email subscriber
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  100. entered hat/scarf/gloves set
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  101. entered bracelet giveaway
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  102. entered mayfair giveaway
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  103. entered pendant giveaway
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  104. i like the Berry Delicious Cherries Aqua
    mverno@roadrunner.com

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  105. I like the fabric Hello Betty Apron Brown, I love the jelly roll idea.

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  106. mmmm....Hello Betty...I've had that on my wish list for a while now.

    From her shop - I love the Berry Delicious Cherries in pink...so cute :)

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  107. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/tiltcreations/status/9080003199

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  108. your button is on my blog here:
    http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com

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  109. I blogged the giveaway here:
    http://tiltsgiveawayfinds.blogspot.com/2010/02/fabric-love-ends-22610.html

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  110. I like the berry delicious fabric in white

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  111. email subscriber- ejxd95@gmail.com

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  112. I like the Hello Betty Fruit Salad Gray Fabric. http://www.fabric-love.com/content/hello-betty-fruit-salad-grey

    Trudy
    onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

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  113. Wow, the Hello Betty fruit salad is my favorite!
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  114. My favorite item in her shop is the Hello Betty Order Up teal fabric

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  115. Love this fabric! http://www.fabric-love.com/content/vintage-lanz-salsburg-cotton-pink-blue-and-white-striped-floral-3-13-yards

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  116. Posted to Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Simply.Smiss

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  117. Tweeted http://twitter.com/Smiss00/status/9108002623

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  118. I love the Teal by Chloes Closet
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/hello-betty-todays-special-teal

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  119. Added Buttons to my blog
    smiss00.blogspot.com

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  120. Shared it on facebook http://www.facebook.com/fwestervelt

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  121. Tweeted the giveaway
    twitter.com/auntifranni

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  122. Blogged http://smiss00.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-fabric.html

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  123. I liked the Hello Betty Fruit Salad Grey fabric.

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  124. subscribed via email
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  125. voted for you
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  126. voted for you
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  127. I like the Vintage Simplicity 7161 Misses' Jiffy Dress Pattern, I like the simple versatility of the pattern.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/vintage-simplicity-7161-misses-jiffy-dress-pattern-size-18
    I'd really love a Jelly Roll, I've been wanting to try a quilt and having the fabric ready to go would be a great jump start.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  128. i lov ethe cute as a button cotton fabric

    timesurge(at)live.ca

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  129. email subscriber

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  130. voted for you 1

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  131. voted for you 2

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  132. entered your bracelet giveaway

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  133. voted for your blog again

    ravish30 at aol dot com

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  134. tweet-
    http://twitter.com/Ravish30/status/9146012349
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  135. The Hello Betty Fruit Salad is my fave. Thanks for the chance!!
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  136. Love the Just for the Frill of it Bag!

    SheilaC

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  137. Entered Venera Bag give away

    SheilaC

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  138. I love the Hello Betty sunny side up in teal. Thanks for the chance to win!

    elyse.erin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. http://www.fabric-love.com/content/advance-9661-vintage-misses-dress-and-overskirt-pattern-size-16

    That's such a cute pattern!

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  140. I entered the Children's Print giveaway.

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  141. I entered the gadget cozy giveaway.

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  142. My favourite would have to be the 'swell candy stripe blue Raspberry'

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  143. I blogged about this giveaway!
    http://perfectbluemoon.blogspot.com/

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  144. I changed my facebook status (again lol) to let my friends know about this giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  145. I tweeted about this giveaway!
    http://twitter.com/perfectbluemoon/status/9214483645

    Anna
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  146. I'm an email subscriber!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  147. I voted for you! (1)

    Anna
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  148. I voted for you! (2)

    Anna
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  149. I entered the child's print giveaway!

    Anna
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  150. I entered the bracelet giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  151. I entered the wristlet giveaway!

    Anna
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  152. I entered the joy of soap giveaway!

    Anna
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  153. I entered the body scrubs giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  154. I entered the Mayfair Lane Giveaway!

    Anna
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  155. I entered the Venera Bag giveaway!

    Anna
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  156. I entered the pendant giveaway!

    Anna
    perfectbluemoon@gmail[dot]com

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  157. Hello Betty Today's Special Teal
    is my favorite!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  158. I entered the salt & pepper giveaway

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  159. http://twitter.com/channynn/statuses/9255719459

    Tweet!

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  160. Can't beat fabric! I like the Hello Betty Sunny Side Orange.
    http://www.fabric-love.com/content/hello-betty-sunny-side-orange
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Thank you for entering! Good Luck!!