Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's the BIG day



If you've followed Stash Manicure, you are well aware that the BIG WantobeQuilter event is in full swing. I am so thrilled to be a part of it all. Madame Samm called me last month and invited me to post today. I almost jumped out of my chair with joy, when I got the call!

For those who have followed my blog, you might have seen this tutorial previously as the TSA approved bag. Yes, it is a quart size bag that the TSA allows for taking liquids thru security in the airports here in the US, but it's so versatile, that its uses are endless. Like you saw today, it's the perfect way to keep all those sewing supplies together, along with projects, patterns, and just about anything you need to organize.

I'm very excited about finding new quilters and bringing them into our folds. Those of us who have been around awhile, have found "tons" of support from each other thru blogging. I know I can speak for all of us, in saying "welcome", to all new quilters. I hope to teach and inspire each of you. I'm open to any and all questions you might have, and will freely share any of my knowledge (or lack of)  :-)  :-)  :-) with everyone!

Welcome Welcome--- "Orange" you glad you found us?  :-)

In honor of this auspicious occasion, I am giving away this set of bags, (hot off the cutting board).   You don't have to be a Wantobe Quilter either. Everyone is eligible to win. Just become a follower and leave me a comment on this post. For those who are following already, just leave me a comment telling me so, and what you would like to see from me, in the future. I will be picking a winner on Saturday Aug 6th.

Best wishes and good luck to you all!! You know we are all winners, when we follow Stash Manicure!

132 comments:

  1. Michelle said...
    Just followed your link from Stash Manicure -- I absolutely love those bags. Now I want to go shopping for plastic and tear away stabilizer!

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  3. Patty C. said...
    I have seen the lovely bags you make on stash manicure - Count me in for the giveaway - They are lovely !!!
    (I am a new follower)

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  4. Saw your tute on Stash Manicure. What a terrific idea!! Beats zip lock bags by a mile. Not to mention what a well thought out tutorial!! Thanks for the give-away opportunity. I gladly became a follower. I love finding new blogs for inspiration and motivation. ~karen

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  5. April Mechelle said...
    I came over from the Stash manicure! I love the bags. I am now a follower and I have been reading your blog!

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  6. HI ! I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure and I LOVE YOUR BAGS ! thanks ; I wish I had good ideas like you and the other ladies in blog land ! p.s. - I'm an OLD sewer ; new quilter !

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  7. ciao ti ho conosciuto grazie a madame Samm e il suo giveaway saluti dall'italia rosa.kreattiva

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  8. Love the bags! This is a great tutorial and I appreciate the time you took to share this with us.
    Shelia

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  9. I absolutely LOVE these bags! And such a perfect idea! I am going to be ordering up some of that transparent plastic!! Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial and for being a sponsor for the Want To Be A Quilter Campaign!

    Please include me in the drawing! I am your newest follower!

    More and more tutes in the future on snazzy ideas like this would be awesome! I have not seen this tute anywhere else! New ideas are always good!

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  10. Awesome idea!! I'm a new follower!

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  11. Pretty darn clever! Great invention on your part. Very stylish to have while the TSAers are rifling through your cosmetic bag at the airport security check in!
    Gotta make some :-)
    Hugs from Mary

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  12. I love anything that helps me get organized - and these bags are so perfect. Thanks for a wonderful tutorial - wonderful opportunity for a fantastic giveaway. I am a follower of your blog. JC

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  13. I'm your newest follower (for now, anyway!) I didn'tknow that you could buy the plastic!! Your bags are so cute!! I love them!!

    I'm following you through Stash Manicure! Love your tut!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  14. I love this idea. I have a few trips coming up and these would be perfect. Thanks for the instructions.

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  15. I've been following you for a while. Love the bags. Love the chance to win.

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  16. These bags are very cute and would really come in handy. Thank you.

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  17. Now I'm your newest follower! I'm Jacque (Snoodles) from Lilypadquilting blog. I came here from Stash.
    I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your tutorial - I would have thought that if you poked holes (the way a machine needle does) in that vinyl, that it would just tear....this is such an awesome idea! I would love to win your bags and I think I shall make some, too! (Nothing like having a sample in your hand to answer any questions! LOL)
    I have scooted around on your blog and love the creative ideas. I have always been intimidated by dying fabrics...but the tin can quilting is cool, too!

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  18. I'm a quilter that came from Stash Manicure and am a new follower of your blog. I really like your tutorial! Thank you for sharing! It would be wonderful to win some of your bags. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Love your bags! What nice gifts they would make for fellow quilters! Thanks. I signed up to be a follower and look forward to more of your wonderful ideas.

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  20. Found you through "Stash". Moosestash - Fantastic name, count me in as a new follower! Love the bags...can't wait to make my own. Thanks for the idea, the how-to, and the give away.

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  21. Hi! I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure. Love the bags and tutorial-thanks!

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  22. I am an old follower. Love your cute bags!

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  23. Another new follower from Stash Manicure here. Really enjoying your tutorial and the rest of your site this AM!

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  25. LOVE the bags... think I need to make some for myself... or I could just win them and that would make life easier! :) I am now a follower!

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  26. I am a regular follower of your blog :) What a great idea!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

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  27. Fun blog! And I love your bags. So clever!! I found you via Stash Manicure and am now following via Google Reader. =) I am definitely a WANTOBE quilter!

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  28. these are su much fun! I just came from Stash Manicure also,, I'm now a follower.Great event!Thank you for sharing

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  29. I saw your post on SM...loved the tut on the plastic storage bags....
    thank you for the giveaway...

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  30. I am now a follower....love your blog....

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  31. Great bags and I am already a follower, love your tile tuxedos too!

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  32. What a wonderful idea - wish I had some right now as I'm packing up my stuff to go home from the mission trip we've been on for two months. Needless to say a few quilting items made their way into my apartment while we were here. :) blessings, marlene

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  33. I'm a new follower AND a Wantobe Quilter and would love to win! THANKS! ♥

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  34. Diane @ Lavender Dreamer sent me over. I am a wantobe quilter/sewer & would LOVE to win.

    I follow you.

    Have a great day ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  35. Hi Joan! I love these bags! You can make lots of different sizes and use them for multiple purposes. I'm a Wannabe Quilter and now I'm Following YOUR blog! Looking forward to looking back at your previous posts for some more Inspiration! ~ Jo

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  36. I love the bags and am now a follower of MooseStash Quilting, thanks,

    Robin
    love.robin68@yahoo.com

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  37. Joan, I hopped over here from Stash Manicure. A wonderful tutorial, thank you so much. I would love to win this set of storage bags...a really great idea. Thanks for a chance. OH, I am a new follower on your blog. Hugs...

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  38. Came over here from Stash Manicure and joined the fun as a new follower. Love your storage bags idea.

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  39. visiting from Stash Manicure, loving your tutorial for storage bags - and now I'm a follower, too! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful bags. 8-o smoochies!

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  40. Such a great idea. Stopping by from Stash Manicure. I am a new follower. ...Karen

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  41. I'm a wantobe from Stash Manicure, and now a follower of yours. Love the bags! Beth

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  42. I'm a new follower and I jumped over from Stash Manicure Thanks for the chance.

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  43. Great post on Stash! I LOVE your bags! Thanks for the easy tute - now to find the time to make them! Better to win them I think?!! xo, Nan

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  44. Good Morning! I just became a new follower of your. I saw your bags on Stash Manicure and thought they are great! What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing them with the world! I love your Blog!

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  45. A new follower! I'm here from Stash Manicure, can't wait to poke around your blog and see all your awesome stuff!!

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  46. I am a new follower of your blog and I think the bags are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  47. I'm also a new follower to your blog..I'm here from Stash Manicure. I love the bags..Can't wait to make some..Thanks for the super TUT!!

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  48. I'm also a new follower to your blog..I'm here from Stash Manicure. I love the bags..Can't wait to make some..Thanks for the super TUT!!

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  49. What a great idea! I found through the Stash Manicure. Can't wait to make some of these bags. What a great gift for my quilting friends.

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  50. I am coming to you from Jillily Studio. I love love these! I really like the idea of using them for traveling with toiletries! That is something I always hate was a bag full of shampoo when it leaked. Thanks!

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  51. Awesome tutorial and idea! My roomie puts a lot of my sewing stuff in zippie bags but these would be much better (and prettier) at "cat proofing" things! I'm following you now and can't wait until I have more time to check out your blog.

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  52. Cute bags! I am now a follower. :)

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  53. Before I had to settle for the size from Office supply stores and not real clear plastic either. What a super idea! I was always afraid of sewing plastic, I thought it would rip and ruin the needles.

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  54. I guess you have a bunch of new followers and I am joining the crowd. Great idea.
    Jan

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  55. What a great idea these bags are! I love these, and they look sew simple to make - Thanks for the chance to join in the fun!

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  56. I'm also a new follower to your blog..I'm here from Stash Manicure. I love the bags..Thanks for the super TUT!! :o)

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  57. Hi, I'm a follower on GFC. These bags are great - I would look so classy going through airport security! :)

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  58. Hi, I'm a new follower. I love to see step by step tutorials and lots of pictures!!!

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  59. I love these bags! I really want to try these! Thanks for such a great tutorial! I am now a follower! Thanks for sharing!

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  60. What a great post on Stash Manicure today. I love your tutorial and it is excellent for new stitchers and quilters. Thank you so much. I'm now a follower and would love to use your bags for my stash.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  61. I'd love to win a set of bags. I was thinking they'd made great project bags for my cross stitch. I didn't know you could buy plastic like that so now when I go to town this weekend I'll have to see if I can find some.

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  62. Love these! What a great idea. Would love to win some, and try to make some too. Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. Am now a follower.

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  63. Toooo cute....and I can think of oodles of use......Thanx for the give-away

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  64. Have read your blog for a long time, but just now became a follower. Love these bags and pretty much all of lhte things you do.

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  65. What a great tutorial! Can't wait to try it out!!!

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  66. I am now a follower. What a great idea. My husband travels a lot with his job and we are always looking for see through bags that will last longer then zip bags. Off to JoAnn to get some plastic and tear away.

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  67. I'm a new follower and I think I'll even try this one. Sewing with plastic is totally new to me!

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  68. I am a new follower. Oh gosh I am so glad I found you with more learning information. Skip the magazines - hello blogging! I would love these bags and they have so many uses.

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  69. Oooh, I'd love to win those bags, Joan! Everything you do is so well done -- many thanks for this opportunity!

    Diane (Longtime Follower and Fan)

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  70. Just became a follower thanks to Stash Manicure. I LOVE the bags!! Great job! I love getting inspired to make more fun/useful things for quilting. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  71. I am a new follower thanks to your post at Stash Manicure. Love those bags. Would love to see similar projects that are useful...Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  72. hi, i'm a new follower from stash manicure. what a great giveaway and tutorial. thanks!

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  73. What a wonderful idea!! Thank you SEW much for the tutorial! I came over from Stash Manicure and am sure glad i did! I'm your newest follower. Thanks for the chance!

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  74. Hi! Thanks so much for the tutorial. These bags are great ideas and I'm going to make some! I'm a Want to Be Quilter.
    patti

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  75. I saw your tutorial over on Stash Manicure. What a great idea! Thanks. I am a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love to win these bags.

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  76. I love these bags!Im a new follower.Thanks for the posts.

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  77. I just came over from Stash Manicure. I really like your idea! I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win these bags.

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  78. Love the bag idea! Thanks for sharing at Stash Manicure and the chance to win these cute bags!

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  79. I have been a follower for awhile now and enjoy your blog. What a great tutorial! I can think of many uses for these bags! Thank you for the chance to win some!

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  81. They look like nifty little (& big) bags!
    Great: I'd love to win.

    And NOW I'm a follower, too!

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  82. Hi, I am a new follower of yours and came over from Stash Manicure and first Jillily Studio.
    I am a wantobe quilter and in fact started my first TB quilt a few mth. ago. I am enjoying getting back into my sewing again and looking at all the inspiration out there.
    Thanks so much for yours. Please enter me and feel free to follow along on my blog too.

    Tanya

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  83. I am a new follower. I saw your bag tutorial on the Wannabe. I do hope I win these bags...if not I now know how to make them.

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  84. I think those bags are awesome... thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  85. I am a new follower and LOVE your bags! What a great idea!

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  86. Just became a follower and am enjoying your blog. Love clear plastic esp for kids toys etc. never thought about it for sewing tools. Love it. Dian

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  87. Love your bags and can't wait to try and make some. I just became a follower :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  88. I followed you from Stash Manicure and love your bags. I have been a want to be quilter for around 6 months and have yet to make anything successfully so I need all the help I can get. Thank you so much for this great tutorial - I shall mark it to be done later.

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  89. Love the bags and the tutorial. Thank you.

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  90. Love the tutorial on stash manicure neat ans useful bags, I'm now a follower.

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  91. Following from stash manicure. Those bags are great storage for projects. Since I usually have several on the go it would be easier to see which one you felt like working on.
    Thanks

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  92. these really are fabulous! I would LOVE to win them -- thanks for the giveaway, I am a new follower too. having so much fun and it's only day 3 of Wantobe

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  93. Hi, I am a wantabe quilter. I am in awe of all the people with so many wonderful talents. Hope to be a quilter some day too. Susan

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  94. I am not a wantobe quilter but I have only put together 5 quilts so far in my life. Glad I still have a chance to win your awesome bag set! I will be a follower in two seconds!

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  95. OK so I went to joanns yesterday for lunch and I see that I will now need to go back tomorrow for plastic and tear away. The bags are too cool not to try. I am a follower and don't know why I haven't tried them yet. Maybe I'll wait a day cause I could possibly win this orange set. Selina

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  96. Just popped over from SM and I love the bags and would really love to win some as they would be ideal to pop projects in for quilting club days so I could just grab one and run when I'm a bit late :P. Lol, if I don't win at least I can make myself some so thanks for the tute!

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  97. I came over from Stash Manicure! I love the bags and I am now a follower!!

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  98. i just followed your link from stash manicure. great bags, gotta make one for me. thanks

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  99. What a great idea. Those are so neat! Came over from Stash Manicure and I am now a follower. Thanks

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  100. I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure. The bag are so cute. Love them

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  101. Hi! I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure. I love those! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  102. Oh, yeah, I'm glad Madame Samm brought me here!! Looks like a lotta fun!! I'm now a follower & can't wait to see where we go!

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  103. Hi Joan, I came over from Stash Manicure and I'm now follower #252. Wonderful tutorial...I love your bags! Thanks for a great giveaway. ~Kd
    www.KdQuilts.com

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  104. Loved your tutorial. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  105. I found your blog from the wanna be contest. I am amazed at how many tutorials there are available online! Thank you for this one. I will now have somewhere to store ALL the projects as I get started quilting!

    Kate

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  106. I came over via Stash Manicure and I'm a new follower of your blog. Thank you for the great bag tutorial. And for the chance to win a set of bags! :)

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  107. I have become a follower of your blog after seeing your post on Stash Manicure. When I first saw the items in several sizes of clear/orange bags, I wondered where those bags were purchased. So glad to see your tutorial for them. I now know what to start making for teachers/paras/bus drivers for Christmas gifts.

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  108. My Girl and I are new followers. Thanks for the how-tos on the bags and the guest blogging on Stash Manicure. This Wantobe Campaign is sew much fun. All these lovely new quilty friends we are making! We would love to win ... and we promise to share ... ;) Pat and Marissa

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  109. I'm a new follower. Thanks for a great tutorial for these storage bags!

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  110. Hi,
    I follow your blog and enjoy your posts.
    The bags look great. Thanks for sharing.

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  111. Following your blog. A great tute. thank you so much

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  112. I'm a follower. What a very cute idea. I just love it. I just made some very colorful bias tape that would be perfect for this wonderful idea. Thanks
    ~a

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  113. love your tutorial, thanks for the chance to win

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  114. I just became a follower. I found you from straystitches1.blogspot.com. I love the bags, great idea.

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  115. Hi I am a new follower. I am a travel agent I was just telling my co-workers about your bags. It would be very exciting if I won one. I love to travel and it would be so handy! Thanks for the chance

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  116. I just love the bags. I've been saving bags from bedspread, curtain, and pillow purchases. It would be so nice to have something that looks nice for storing these WIPs I have. Thanks!

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  117. I am a new follower ! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too!

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  118. Too sweet!! I am a brand new follower - yay!

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  119. Terrific tute on making these bags - clear enough even for me!
    I'm a new follower & looking forward to checking out your past posts too. :^)

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  120. Today was the first day I've seen your blog and I became a follower. Your swap blocks are so beautiful and perfect!

    Thank you for offering these goodies. I"ve always loved everything hearts-that kit is so inviting!

    Shirley

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  121. Love your bags, thank you for the tuto, I'm your follower now

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  122. I am now a follower of your blog and thank you for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  123. Hi I have just come from "stray stitches" & I like your bag idea. I have not yet won anything but there has to be a 1st. Please keep the info & ideas coming.
    audrey

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  124. I'm over from Stray Stitches and just became a follower. Anxious to see what is in your inspirational future for us.

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  125. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great tutorial. I'll be making some of these bags for sure.

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  126. Thanks for the tute. I'm a new follower.

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  127. Great Giveaway! My kids at at the four corners of the US! I would definately use them on the plane! PS.. I'm a new follower! Looking forward to following your creativeness.

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  128. I tried to join as a follower but could not.
    Will try again tomorrow.

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  129. I am a follower. Thanks so much for the giveaway of the darling bags. Such a great idea.

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