Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sew Mama Sew Give-A-Way Day



The first snow of the year...
and I'm already complaining!
Not that it snowed, but that it's our quilt club day 
and we had to cancel. That always makes me crabby!
I knew those 80 degree days were not going to last forever, but...
one can dream!

It's a Mickey Mouse kind of day...
only made better by the fact that it's 


Being an Island Batik Ambassador, 
I just can't say enough, about how much I love these fabrics.
My give-a-way is a Stamp Set (5" squares) of 
Tide Pools.


These fabrics are just gorgeous aren't they?


If you follow my blog, you likely saw my 
project for our summer blog hop made with "Tide Pools".
You can see much more on this 


I have been working of a fun little project.
Since I didn't get to make my yearly trip to visit the mouse 
this year, I thought I would get ready for 
when our schedules do line up.


I've got a brand new bag to take along.
Kind of cute isn't it.
Dare I share, that the fabric for this came from 
Wal-Mart???  I don't usually shop for fabric there...
but this caught my eye and I couldn't pass it up.
It's heavier than a standard cotton fabric, so it was perfect.

Having never make a backpack before, I was
delighted that this pattern was so easy to put together.

This is the "Edelweiss Bag" from SewSweetness.com
You can check it out right 
 There are many other patterns she offers too.
They are "sew" much fun!
I think I have to go shopping!
LOL!! 

Now about that give-a-way...
Visit Island Batik 
and leave me a comment telling me your favorite line of fabrics.
It's a tough one I know!
LOL!!
Just a heads up, we have another big blog hop next month,
sharing the newest released lines. You won't want to miss it!
The give-a-way is open until midnight Dec 11.
I'll pick my winner Monday morning.


Now, on a completely different note...
For those of you who use Blogger, have you noticed the new changes?
Everything accessible from one page now.
They have even got our blog reading list back up and working again.
That made me jump for joy!
Today I see, that we have Emoji's that we can add into our post.
   👅😂💏👵
 Thanks Google for working on Blogger.
It's been long overdue!

Guess I'm heading to my sewing cave,
 to stitch by myself today.
Darn snow!

Happy Give-A-Way day!













181 comments:

  1. Seriously...so many to choose from! Alison Glass Hand Drawn!

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  3. I like them all. I keep collecting batiks for my personal fabric museum.

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  4. I love batiks, hard to choose a favorite
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  5. I love Batiks but have just started to collect them for a quilt. This prize would come in handy. Thanks.

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  6. Blushing beauty, I already forgot the name! Love batiks

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  7. I really can't choose a favorite. So many lovely ones to meet my quilting mood!

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  8. Tide Pools is my favorite!
    garvey56@gmail.com

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  9. I really like the Spring Zing colours. x

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  10. Your backpack is adorable, and I don't blame you or picking up this fabric no matter the origin. At lot of the licensed prints are more likely to be available at the big box stores, and the fabric is often made by the same manufacturer as the quilt shops offer.

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  11. My favorite is Happy Harvest though the reindeer fabric seem to misplaced- maybe it's harvest in the NE where we had snow in October.

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  12. I have recently been introduced to Island Batiks and there are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from, there is no way to narrow it down.
    Your backpack looks great!

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  13. I love the Tide collection . Thank you .
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  14. You're right, it is impossible to choose, I would love to work with any one of them! I love the one you chose, and am crazy about the Drizzle collection! :)

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  15. The Tide collection is gorgeous. Thank you for the giveaway.
    I checked out the fabrics in the Spring collection since Spring is my favorite time of year and I loved Splash or maybe Surf Squirt. Ummm-or maybe--Joan, I have to say this was hard. It is like choosing your favorite child. LOL

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  16. My current favorites are always the ones I'm working with! That bundle of Seahawks colors: "Sugar", blue burst (navy), lime green pine needles, and the grey swirls.
    Of the new lines? I love this bundle of Tide Pools, because of the purples and blues.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. DRIZZLE is a gorgeous collection and is my favorite today. If I picked on a different day I might pick a different one because I do love a lot of them!

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  18. I like Coastal Mist.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  19. To many pretty ones, to choose a favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  20. I really like the Drizzle collection. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sarah123quilt [at] gmail {DOT} com

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  21. There are many favorites and would be Equinox.

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  22. Like your backpack. My favorite line is: DOTALICIOUS

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  23. loving Tidal pool so any of those

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  24. I love the tide collection.
    Kerry-ryan@att.net

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  25. To be honest, I've never bought any batiks! But goodness, this Tide Pools fabric can change a girls over to batiks! It's beautiful!

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  26. Love Frost, so many possibilities! dmoore at sheltonbulldogs dot org

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  27. Frost maybe? Impossible to chose just one.

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  28. I like the Twilight collection. Such great color combinations! winterwrens at gmail

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  29. I like the the Seashore line. Love the colors and the interesting patterns. Thanks for the chance to win! akronne17@gmail.com

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  30. Love bright colored batiks and actually the Grunge collection

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  31. Dotalicious! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. Bubbles and Tiles!!!!! So pretty and bright. Thanks for the chance!

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  33. wow, supposed to pick one? LOL I will start with JOLLY
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  34. Just used this pattern to make a quilt that we are raffling off to raise money for relay for life. Would love to have some to work with again-- this fabric quilted like butter!

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  35. Yes that is really beautiful fabric. Could be my answer but I know that is not what you want from me. So, I am going with Coastal Mist. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway and giving us all the chance to try and win. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  36. Every time I see a new line from Island Batiks I like it best. Tide Pools is great.

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  37. Love them all but drizzle got my eye..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  38. Seashore is lovely-but they all are!

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  39. I do not have many batiks, but I like the swirl dots line.
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  40. Great backpack and oh what FUN, even if you are not with The Mouse! :)
    You want me to pick just one? OK, I think it would be Holly Jolly. Right now, that is. Tomorrow, probably something different!

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  41. I don't have any batiks. I have never bought any. If I win, I'll sure use them and probably become a fan. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I like so many batiks from the collection but the one that grabs me at the moment is bluebird.

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  43. http://annalsofcreation.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-first-quilt.html
    I would love to win this!! I am making a clam shell quilt for my sister with moda fabrics...
    Thanks for a chance to win. merryorganic at gmail.com

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  44. Coastal Mist is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win. Shahann@yahoo.com

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  45. Tide Pools hands down winner...I am a huge McKenna Ryan fan

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  46. I love their blushing blooms collection. They're very bright and cheery.

    Thank you for the chance to win!

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  47. I like dotalicious as well as several others.
    ramonamurray1959atgmaildotcom

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  48. Happy Harvest is my favorite! I love the rich colors of forest green, and golds. Thank you for the generous giveaway!!

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  49. I love anything by Moda really -- I'm really into the farmgirl vintage style right now... but that's just today!

    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  50. Love the blues in Gone Fishin'!

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  51. I love batiks. The Surf and Sand and the Glowing Embers caught my eye.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  52. I'll say Surf and Sand but I really like all of them.
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  53. I love the dotalicious and frost lines. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    allisonpogany at gmail.com

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  54. I love tide pools, but they are so beautiful I can't pick a favorite.

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  55. Blushing Blooms is a beautiful collection... but there are so many other gorgeous collections!!

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  56. I like all batiks, but the dotalicious line is great. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. Glowing Embers has all my favorite shades. Was very hard to pick. I am sad to admit that I don't have any Batiks. Thanks for the chance to win
    tracinecharest at Gmail dot com

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  58. I don't have many batiks in my stash. I don't have a favorite collection.

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  59. I like the blenders line that would be easy to pair with other fabrics.

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  60. Dotlicioius Mist is calling to me!

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  61. Oh boy - hard to choose but I do love Tide Pools!

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  62. I love the Splash! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I really like the Glowing Embers fabric and anything that would be considered Fall colors.

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  64. Love the Mickey Mouse backpack. Batiks make up the majority of my stash and I'm always willing to add more. I can't begin to narrow it down to a specific line, but warm tones are my favorites.

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  65. Spring Zing! I love your Mickey backpack, it looks amazing!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  66. So hard to pick a favorite since I live for batiks, but I'm loving Fresh Catch!

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  67. I love all of them, but I think Drizzle is my favorite.

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  68. I can't choose just one. They are all beautiful. I do love Tide Pools but they are so amazing.

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  69. I love Pressed Petals, but it was really hard to pick just one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. I haven't used many batiks so don't have a favorite but I am sure that any one from Island Batiks is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. I love them all -- it just depends on the current project. Soon I will be working on a wall quilt that has 4 horse heads, so I bought lots of pieces that can be used for the horses and their manes. It is for a granddaughter attending Murray State in Kentucky. Their team in the Racers. I also have quite a few pieces in my stash. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  72. I love to use batiks in many of my quilts lately island batiks.

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  73. I like the Frost collection from the WInter Line.
    Pauline P.
    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  74. The Earth collection has great colors!

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  75. They are all so beautiful. Can't go wrong with batiks. I like sea foam if I have to pick one

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  76. I grew up by tide pools, and I have to say that the Tide Pools collection may be my favorite, both for the colors and for the sentimental value.

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  77. Drizzle and Frost, and so many more. The basics are great, too. I love the bag!

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  78. Tide Pools is my favourite. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail dot com

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  79. It was hard to decide, but the Full Bloom collection has all of my favorite colors and patterns.

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  80. There isn't a Batik that I don't love. My favorites of Island Batik would be their Basics Line and Drizzle.

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  81. Bubbles 'N Tiles is my favorite.

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  82. I love happy harvest (and many others as well)

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  83. This was hard! Probably Coastal Mist is speaking to me most right now. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  84. No! I can't pick a fav..Drizzle--no Happy Hounds--no wait!! Tide Pools...
    Emoji!! I haven't seen them yet!
    xx, Carol

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  85. Blushing beauty Joan, I can't wait to start on my quilt, I have admired yours for awhile

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  86. I love all batiks, so it's hard to pick a favorite. Dotalicious and Fifi & Fido are at the top of the list, though.

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  87. hmmm...got distracted by the rayons. Love them and I want to do some clothing sewing in 2017.

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  88. I'm a batik lover. My current favorite is tide pools.

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  89. I love all Island Batik's batiks but Spring Zing is my favorite line.

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  90. I am lover of Batiks, They are so great to applique. The colors are usable on both sides;-] The Batiks are all very nice. It's hard to make a choice. Tide pool is most adorable

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  91. I'm pretty new to this so any batiks from this line are gorgeous! Love blues/purples/greens. With so many color options I look forward to working my way thru them all!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  92. I love all of the island batik colours. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  93. I really love love the Glowing Embers collection~ Those autumnal colors sing to me~ They are so beautiful!

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  94. I love Coastal Mist just a little bit more than Glowing Embers. But they are all beautiful colors!

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  95. Am a scrap quilter so do not have a special collection or person, but I do LOVE anything Batik. Thanks

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  96. I am a new batik lover. I used to do a lot of Thimbleberries projects, then didn't quilt for a while. Back into regular sewing and mostly with batiks. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. I like Jolly Holly and Drizzle best.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  98. Drizzle is lovely! I love the color combinations.

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  99. Love Glowing Embers but all batiks are favorites.

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  100. I like Cantik Batik, but I collect all batiks, can seem to get enough of them.

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  101. Thanks for the giveaway....great job on the backpack

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  102. I love your backpack! The fabrics are really cute!

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  103. I love all batiks, but Seashore is especially pretty!

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  104. Those Glowing Embers are pretty hot, and are my favorites today.

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  105. Any and all batiks...I havent met one I didn't like yet.

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  106. Surf Squirt has some gorgeously vibrant colours & prints but it's really hard to pick!

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  107. Ooh, I love all of them! I am loving Dotalicious: Earth the most right now!

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  108. I love sea foam
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  109. Very cute backpack. Sea canyon looks really beautiful.

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  110. It's like picking a favorite child! I'd have to say that the sea foam 0r sea canyon are awfully pretty, but they all are.

    Love your backpack. You will have fun with that.

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  111. I love all batiks but sea foam is truly beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabrics.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna
    quiltmomedm@gmail.com

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  112. I'm rather new to sewing, and have not really delved into the world of fabrics - most of my stash has been given to me! (This is seriously helpful for my wallet.) What I have seen of Island Batiks is absolutely beautiful though, AND I love charm squares! I'm actually just finishing my second quilt (ever!) using charm squares.

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  113. I really like this Tide Pool. I haven't used Batiks much but they are so pretty. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  114. I like Sweet Nectar. The colors are so beautiful.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  115. I love the water and tide pool is my type of colors. Thanks!

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  116. I really like the Merry and Bright collection. I may have to send Santa an addendum to my Wish List! mountainquiltworks at gmail dot com.

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  117. I rarely buy a particular line of fabrics. I just buy what I like and mix it up. The only line I ever bought was Nocturne by Moda.

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  118. I also don't buy a particular line of fabric just what pleases me! LOL I'm slowly starting to love batiks

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  119. I was drawn to the Coastal Mist fabrics. I have not done a lot with batiks but I love the things I have seen made with them.

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  120. I also love Coastal Mist. Just really pretty colors of fabric. Really makes a pretty quilt. Thank you for being a part of the SMS Giveaway and the chance to try and become a winner of these Stamp Sets of Tide Pools. Wishing you Happy Holidays.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  121. Spring Zing. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  122. Love these fabrics, any batiks make me happy.

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  123. All would make a wonderful quilt. Coastal Mist caught my eye today. Thanks for the chance and for sharing.

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  124. I like Rainforest! It is so pretty! nicolajobson (at) gmail (dot) com

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  125. Love the colors of Tide Pools. grecomara at gmail dot com

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  126. Coastal Mist, Glowing Embers and of course Tide Pools. I'm learning that Batiks are just beautiful , all alone or paired w/some denim in a bag . Thankyou!

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  127. Surf and Sand I guess is my favourite, if I HAVE to pick just one...

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  128. Oh, Blushin Blooms is my favorite. I love the bright vivid colors, and I'm a sucker for reds and pinks.

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  129. Oh, Blushin Blooms is my favorite. I love the bright vivid colors, and I'm a sucker for reds and pinks.

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  130. Spring Zing really calls to me, but perhaps just because I'm so darned cold right now and wishing for the warmth of spring and summer!

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  131. Ohh ahh! Batiks always make me swoon. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love all their Batiks, especially the Surf and Sand line. And thanks for this fun post. I love your bag!

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  132. I love the Rain Forest collection! Such beautiful colors!

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  133. Coastal Mist, if I had to choose.

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  134. i don't have a favourite ... i just use what i like that fits with what i am making

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  135. What an impossible task! I love them all, but if forced to make a choice I guess Drizzle or Fresh Catch.

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  136. my favorite line right now are Jinny Beyer border pronts, I'm making some really nice ornaments from them

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  137. Bubbles and Tiles. Seriously, I thought Batiks all looked alike--just a mottled mess and that's why I really never give them anymore thought. Hmmmm! I just might have to go revisit them now that I know that there's more to their story.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  138. My favourite is Full Bloom. They are all gorgeous, though.

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  139. My favorite is Equinox, oranges are my favorite colors and who could resist those pumpkins!

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  140. I love the Tide collection 😊

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  141. tide pools!
    mandiprout80 @ gmail. com

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  142. Seashore is great! but LOOOOVE tide Pool!! :)
    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way too! :D

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  143. As a Holly, I can't resist Jolly Holly!

    Thanks

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  144. The snow does look lovely in your garden but I am sorry it cancelled your day.
    The back pack looks amazing! Sometimes you can get great finds in these stores.
    Have fun with your give away!

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  145. I really like Seashore. sarah@forrussia.org

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  146. Coastal Mist jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

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  147. They are all gorgeous, but Tide Pools is my favorite

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  148. What beautiful fabrics! Love the colors in Desert Blooms. I think that's the name, I just had it on my tongue, hehe.

    Thanks for a chance to win.
    HappyHolidays!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  149. I think I would use The Basics the most, but Sea Canyon is pretty. Thanks.
    Sunnysky 223 at embarqmail dot com

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  150. I like Blushing Blooms by Kathy Engle. I can't say that I like it best because as I was flipping through the catalog, I kept seeing collections that I "liked best." I finally picked Blushing Blooms for my comment. Thank you for the opportunity to win! ljbisme at msn dot com

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  151. Batiks are lovely...my favourite is landscape series.

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  152. I really like the heart's desire collection

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  153. "Symphony on the Sea" is a gorgeous quilt!

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