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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Treasures, News, and a Giveaway!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending the day with Janet from Simply Pieced.  As you may know, Janet and I live pretty close to each other and are in the same awesome MQG.  We try to get together every once in a while and we always have a blast.  Yesterday, we decided to have lunch, go to the antique mall, and of course, finish up with some fabric shopping.

Since I converted my dining room into my (much more useful) sewing studio this summer, I have been on the lookout for an antique ladder to display some of my quilts.  I even have the perfect place beside the window (and out of the sun).  I searched all summer long and could not find exactly what I was looking for, but yesterday, Janet and I hit the jackpot of quilty treasures.  Not only did I find my ladder, I ended up with a couple of other great finds as well.

Edited 9/15- Several of you have sent messages to me about protecting my quilts on the ladder from anything that may leech out of the wood.  Thanks so much for your concern, but don't worry, each quilt has a hand towel underneath it!  :)


You know, antique shops often have quilts (or unfinished quilt tops), but they are often threadbare, have a weird smell (or stains), or else they are in colors that just don't suit my style.  I completely respect the number of hours that have gone into the making of one of these quilts, it's just that I already have quilts coming out of my ears!  So, I don't always take the time to rummage through them.

Yesterday though, Janet and I looked at every single quilt in the whole antique mall, and she found this cute unfinished quilt top for only $9.50!  What a steal!


Janet has tons going on right now, so she didn't have time for it, so I snatched it up.  The fabrics are in good condition, with no stains, rips or smells, and the piecing is well done.  It was machine pieced, which actually I like, because that means I will have no qualms about finishing it on the machine.  Those hand pieced masterpieces deserve hand quilting and that's not happening (no hand quilting for me!)  Anyway, I digress.  This little quilt top measures about 32 inches square, so with a small border and a good washing, it will be a cute little boy preemie donation quilt.


I also came across this old sewing drawer, and it was ridiculously cheap as well.  I've decided to use it as a pretty place to keep my remote controls, a coaster, and anything else that usually sits on top of my sewing cabinet.  Anything to help battle the clutter that seems to gather on top of my workspace.

Yesterday was so much fun, and I could not be happier with all of my treasures.  It has been a super busy weekend in more than one way though, because I am also happy that I get to welcome Fort Worth Fabric Studio as my newest blog sponsor!

                                                                Fort Worth Fabric Studio

I love Fort Worth Fabric Studio's selection of fabrics, quick shipping with reasonable rates, and excellent customer service.  Perhaps my favorite thing about their shop though, are their one-of-a-kind fat quarter bundles!  Jodie has such a wonderful eye for color, and mixes fabrics from several different lines to create bundles that are so much fun!  In fact, she has created a special bundle specifically for my awesome readers!


Here's the info on the bundle-
SHERBET & LACE FQ Bundle:   Featuring the Modern Lace fabrics by Amanda Murphy for Blend Fabrics, along with our favorite selections for a palette that is as pleasing as a bowl of sherbet!

This bundle includes 15 Fat Quarters, as pictured!
Fabrics included (from top to bottom):

1.  Modern Lace Reticella Yellow - Blend Fabrics
2.  Squared Elements Watermelon - Art Gallery
3.  Joyful Blooms Naples Yellow Damask - Studio E
4.  Modern Lace Chantilly Ivory - Blend Fabrics
5.  My Sunshine Raindrops - Riley Blake
6.  Polka Dot Coral - Dear Stella
7.  Dream Cream - Timeless Treasures
8.  Up Parasol Persimmon Lulu - Free Spirit
9.  Modern Lace Passementerie Pink - Blend Fabrics
10. Cotton Shades Peach - Riley Blake
11. Littlest Heartfelt Snow - Art Gallery
12. Modern Lace Torchon Pink - Blend Fabrics
13. Ahoy Matie Small Dots Yellow - Northcott
14. Floral Elements Tangerine - Art Gallery
15. Modern Lace Ribbon Lace Pink - Blend Fabrics
Isn't it scrumptious?  So many lovelies from several different lines, all perfectly coordinated for you!  AND guess what? Jodie is giving one of these fabulous bundles away to a lucky reader!  To enter, just leave a comment below!  You can let me know if you've ever found any quilty treasures while antiquing, or you can just let me know what your favorite color combo is these days.  

Mr. Random will choose a winner on Wednesday afternoon, and I'll announce the lucky person in my next Needle and Thread Thursday post (Wednesday evening).

If you don't win the bundle, or if you decide that you just can't wait, this bundle is also available in the FWFS shop!  Check it out!  Good luck y'all!

Edited 9/17- This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks so much to all who entered!  :)



205 comments:

  1. DH dumpster dives at work. He has found ladders which have became quilt ladders, antique machine cabinets which have been just thrown into the dumpster, he will rescue the machine head and the drawers.

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  2. about a year ago I found a little 15" crazy quilt in a consignment shop and it's hanging on my studio wall amid the modern minis. Love it!

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  3. Absolutely. I was able to get a German quilt top for $10.00. Sad but true.

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  4. I love the ladder--what a fun way to display your quilts! My favorite color combo these days has been coral and teal. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. not a quilty treasure, but definitely a sewing one - an antique wooden dress pattern. This treasure was found in the bottom of an old trunk at an auction my dad and I went to. It is safely stashed in my cedar chest in my sewing room.

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  6. Love to treasure hunt. My sewing table and hutch are from a yard sale.

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  7. I haven't found any quilt treasures for the same reasons you have listed but am thrilled to see it can happen. I recently made a scrappy trip block in the color combo of this bundle and loved the combo. It would make an awesome quilt top. Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  8. My favorite color combo these days is almost anything paired with gray. I just finished two baby boy quilts with turquoise, yellow and gray and am now starting a baby girl quilt with pink and gray. I have one waiting in the wings with hot pink, orange, yellow, green and gray.

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  9. I wandered into an antique/junk store just down the block from where I work one day & found some pieces of my stoneware that went out of production about 30 years ago. I bought every piece they had - didn't care if they were duplicates. Thanks.

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  10. I find that I am drawn towards the gray and yellow combos or turquoinand coral.

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  11. Pretty fabric combo! I so love your quilt ladder idea - would be so much better for my quilts than in a pile on the floor under the end table!

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  12. We don't have antique shops where I live, so I don't have that luxury or fun adventures because I know that I would love to check shops like these regularly!!! Love that cheery bundle and it would be such a welcome because we are having gray days lately that are cold and wet!! The only thing warming us is the heat from the woodstove!!

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  13. I love Fort Worth Fabrics! Jodie is the best! :)

    I haven't found any treasures while antiquing, but I did find an awesome portable sewing machine in the case at a garage sale. They pulled it out of the basement and opened it up to see what is was just as I walked by. It wasn't running well, but for the price they wanted I was willing to risk it. I oiled it up and it is running but still has issues with stitch length (as it no matter where you set the dial, they are still tiny) and I can't drop the feed dogs.Once I take it to the sewing machine hospital, though, I'm sure it will be fine!

    Sandy A

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  14. I have found some really beautiful treasures at antique shops, but they also had some expensive prices so I didn't get to bring them home with me. i love to go to estate sales and the last one was the best. There were tons of treasures there and I did manage to get a few. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  15. Love the ladder, it looks great with all your quilts.

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  16. Love your ladder, think i will ask hubby is i can use one of his, thanks

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  17. I've never been much for antique shopping but now I want to check it out. So I guess I'll go with my favorite color combo which is shades of blue and grey.

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  18. What great finds. I really love your ladder. Quilting is relatively uncommon over here in Europe, or at least traditional quilting seems to be, art quilting seems a while lot more popular, so I don't think I ever came across any quilty goodies while antiquing. I did however manage to find a lovely antique roll-front cabinet that is just perfect for storing my fabrics.

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  19. Last year I found a 1920's doily holder. It was in such perfect condition and only cost me $15. I thought that was a good price anyway!

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  20. You made a fabulous find. I haven't found much yet that I really need, but I keep looking anyways

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  21. You really lucked out with some really great finds!
    I've been using a lot of blues and greens lately-like that combo a lot!

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  22. Oven ever been antiquing. I have SO MANY unfinished projects of my own, I just don't have the time to adopt someone elses

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  23. I have found a couple wonderful quilts, in good shape, in my local antique shop. I treasure them.
    Thanks for a chance. skeshlaman@comcast.net

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  24. I have really been into the turquoise blue and green lately..maybe wistful for some cool weather!

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  25. That quilt top is such a steal! Last year, I was able to snag a vintage quilt that was in good condition for only $65. It's pineapple blocks and then a flying geese border. I love it, so I definitely think it was money well spent. But I agree... I definitely look and look and look for such great finds, but this is the only one so far.

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  26. I love your ladder! I have been wanting one, too. I just started a quilt that is pink, red, green, and brown. Reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream!

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  27. I love to antique with quilting items in mind. I have a couple of the sewing cabinet drawers with metal handles attached and I also use them in my sewing room. I have not ever splurged and bought any tops or antique quilts yet. You found some great things at reasonable prices--congrats! My favorite color combination right now is navy and orange. I think it is inspired by Bonnie and Camille's Miss Kate line. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I found a ladder at a estate sale but it wouldn't fit in the car ( should always take the truck to sales ). I let it go and curse myself.

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  29. I found some pretty worn quilt blocks that have yet to become tote embellishments... They just keep hanging out in my stash until I can get to them :)

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  30. No quilty treasures yet, but I am looking for a ladder like you found. Great find on the quilt top! carolann427@aol.com

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  31. I haven't found any affordable treasures, but will keep looking.

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  32. Nope, had no idea antique shops have old quilt tops! My favorite color combo right now is grey and coral, but have no plans for a quilt with those colors right now. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I love, love the way ur quilts look on the ladder!! My fave color combo is teal & red. Thanks love this bundle!

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  34. My husband had an antique sewing table handed to him at a job site a few years ago! Love the ladder idea, yours looks lovely with all that quilt eye candy! Thank you for the chance :)

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  35. Would love to win this pretty bundle!

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  36. Awesome quilt top!! Right now I'm sooo into sunset colors. :)

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  37. Wow, you found some great treasures and I love the ladder. I've been keeping my eye out for one but want a slightly modern looking one (think espresso finish) to go with our decor in a 6 month old house. I love the fabric bundles at Fort Worth. I'm not one to use just one line of fabric and prefer to mix and match. Even better when someone with a good eye for color does it for me!

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  38. I love your antique ladder! That's something I'd love to find but until I do, I'm using the ladder for my son's bunk beds (since he's now in college!) It works, but an antique one would be better!

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  39. I've never thought of getting quilty things at antique stores ~ now I'm excited to start exploring!! Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous bundle (fingers crossed)!!

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  40. I have found a few treasures in antique stores, mostly machines and antique sewing notions, but my best finds have been in thrift stores. I love the autumn palette the most. Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  41. I love your antique ladder. I have done very little antique shopping, so have never found anything. Your finds sure are pretty though! Thanks.

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  42. I haven't been antiquing for a long time, but I do check out thrift stores once in awhile. I have had my eye out at garage sales for a ladder for my quilts too. I like yellow and grey and of course really like the giveaway bundle too. Thanks.

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  43. right now, I am liking navy blue & aqua with a pop of something bright, like lime or orange :)

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  44. before my husband passed we scoured antique stores but that was when we were road tripping and enjoying the time he had left - before I spent all my time quilting - now I just need someone to go antiquing with...

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  45. I am loving cream and blue these days. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  46. My favorite colors change every week - but the colors I always come back to are teal and orange... they've taken over my stash area and I think I heard them whispering to the others fabrics that soon there would be no more room for them!

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  47. This fabric is fabulous! I found an old sewing machine drawer for cheap cheap once, and we use it for remote controls, too! I'm always on the lookout for old linens or vintage fabrics, but haven't been lucky so far.

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  48. I am still very fond of all shades of purple and orange. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. I usually go to antique shops when traveling out of town, but haven't found any quilty goodies. I have, however, found quilting fabric at a few estate sales.

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  50. I found an antique needle display case used in stores at a hardware store in a small town. The owner sold it to me for $25.00. It still had full needle packets in it and looked like it was brand new as he had just stashed it high up on a counter over 60 years ago. A little dusty but in perfect shape and the needles are as sharp and shiny as the day they were put in it.

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  51. I'm a new quilter so I LOVE the fabric bundles. It makes choosing fabric so easy. That's the hardest part for me. I love this idea of selling bundles that cross lines! That's super helpful to me. I can buy one of those bundles and kinda add to it. It "teaches" me how to get better at it! I'm going check out this shop right now! Thanks! And for right now my favorite color combo is Royal Blue and Orange. It's my daughters softball team colors so I am kinda stuck using it for awhile. lol I'd love to win this bundle! It's a nice break from the orange n blue. Hehe. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. I haven't found any quilty treasures while out antiquing, but my hubby's grandmother (who is 94 years old) recently gave me two quilt blocks that she had made at least 49 years ago. They are needle-turn appliqué pieces and I can't wait to find some special way to use or display them. They are true treasures.

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  53. Beautiful quilt display Kelly -- my sister snatched up two antique quilts for me last year at her annual 3 day antiquing event -- I love them both. I don't display mine as beautifully as yours -- but at least they are out. Thanks for the awesome giveaway -- great finds. I'm always on the look out for a featherweight -- and old hankies and lace.

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  54. Congrats on your antique mall finds! I confess to only having gone to antique malls when dragged there by my mom. I guess I don't have the patience to look for that "diamond in the rough." So I'm really glad you found several! I love this FQ bundle; I am so into oranges right now, and I love the Squared Elements print - already have it in yellow!

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  55. I have found some interesting quilt racks or items I can use as one at garage sales, estate sales and thrift stores!
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away!
    tomdcranford@yahoo.com

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  56. I just love this color combo.. it is soo happy and uplifting. The in whixh I live does not have an antique store do no quilty finds for me.

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  57. My quilty treasure is a ladder just like yours that I bought in a flea market. It is in my sewing room and holds some beautiful antique quilts.
    kdavis1@centurytelnet

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  58. How gorgeous! Thank you for the chance. I've got two antique quilts that I treasure : )

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  59. I found a Hmong embroidered wallhanging at a church rummage sale for a dollar. I couldn't believe that anyone would donate such a treasure! I love your quilt ladder (and the quilts!) I've got to get one of those! Thanks for hosting this beautiful giveaway, and thanks to Fort Worth Fabric Studio too!

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  60. You made some great finds! There's a quilt, although a bit tattered that I love at a local antique store. It's been there the last 2 times so I'm getting if it's there again!

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  61. I'm currently drawn to turquoise and coral combinations. I've never set foot into an antique store, but might give it a try one day!

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  62. I love the colors in that bundle! My current favorite color combo is teal and grey. I'm doing some blocks with that combo for my daughter right now, and the colors just pop.

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  63. Congrats on your find. My best find was in my mailbox. My brother is a woodworker and made a seam ripper for me from wood from his father-in-law's property which is across the road from the one-room school we attended. That's better than any find in an antique store. I'm hoping he'll make me a ladder some day. That would be sweet. Thanks for the giveaway

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  64. The bundle is wonderful. I never find good treasures, just junk. You did quite well.

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  65. I love that ladder. Those orange fabrics are just great for summer. I'm looking for a range to do my ". Farmers Wife" quilt. I'm into greens ATM.

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  66. My husband found an old 20' painter's ladder in the attic of a junk store in Kansas. He took it apart, I sanded it smooth, and now I have two ladders to display my quilts.

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  67. Sounds like your day was an antiquing total success! Love that ladder. I have never been so lucky as to find a quilt that I could afford in an antique store. So happy for you.

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  68. I never have much luck antiquing at all - though for me it's more like going through the charity shops that actual antique shops!

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  69. I really like the ladder. In England quilting is becoming more popular but I still haven't come across any finds yet. My favourite colours to work with are aqua and orange. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  70. What great finds! I haven't found any quilts/tops to bring home, but I did find an old Singer that has become my main machine. The thing is such a workhorse I can do everything but travel with her.

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  71. Hadn't ever thought of looking through tops for bargains, great idea and great give away! Thanks.

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  72. I haven't found any quilty treasures yet. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. I love the yellow pink and coral combination they selected. But, my favourite is always whichever one I am working on.

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  74. What great finds for you! I love treasure hunting. I'm always looking for vintage small sewing scissors. I've found a bird style one and am looking for others. Many years ago I found a quilt top which I think they tea dyed. I still haven't done anything with it but I should take it out again and have a go at it. Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Congratulations on your beautiful purchases. Many years ago I bought an old block from an autographed/friendship quilt with " my" name. The fabric bundle is gorgeous--thanks for an opportunity to win!

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  76. I have never found and quilty treasures, but I have inherited a few -- so special. Oh, and I love this collection -- my current love to sew colors are pink and gold!

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  77. I love that website, she posts wonderful tutorials and projects as well. Thanks for the chance to win the fq bundle, lovely colors.

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  78. I've never found any quilty treasures but I'm still looking!!

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  79. I have a few antiques that I have inherited, some quilts, some other treasures, but I have never actually gone antiquing, so haven't found any quilts or tops that way.

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  80. Not found any quilty treasures but do attend thrift shops to buy good clothes that would make great quilts.
    We have few antique stores here but all are very expensive so don't bother to go anymore.

    My favorite colors are pinks as well as blues & greens.

    Love the idea of mix and matching different company fabrics to make her own bundles. Wonderful. Yes, she sure does have a good eye for color combining. VBG Glad she is now part of your ad "team."

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  81. Do visit charity shops but as yet not been lucky enough to find a treasure. Colours in the bundle are lovely and would make a nice quilt. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  82. You had a perfect day all around - I love your quilts on that ladder. And how thoughtful of you to snatch up that quilt top to turn into a charity quilt :) The best find I've had is paying $10 for a large black bag of someone's stash fabrics at a yard sale. In fact, that is what got me going on my Pursuit of Fabric! Took me hours ironing it all out, lol.

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  83. One day I stopped at a thrift shop to browse. Next thing I knew, my 8-year-old son was tugging on my arm and insisting we had to rescue a quilt because the shop wasn't treating it right. It was draped precariously across an old wooden trunk. So for $40 dollars we went home with a beautiful velvet crazy quilt with lots of wonderful hand embroidery on it. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  84. Hmmm! My favorite colors ever-oranges and pinks together. Love the yellow mixed into it.

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  85. Love the quilt ladder. I'm going to have to start looking for one . I'm still liking blues greens and purples but I believe I need to branch out. These colors seem just the thing to get me going.

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  86. I love putting blues and greens together.

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  87. Favorite color combo is orange/yellow and purple. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  88. The ladder is perfect for your quilts!! I found a antique iron that is heavy and I use all the time, great giveaway and colors!

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  89. Awesome finds on your shopping trip! I love looking for old sewing related items. I just bought a small pair of scissors at an estate sale, dark colored steel made in USA, with slightly decorative handles, but I can't find anything that looks like them online to determine the value. They look vintage to me but I'm really not sure. Anyway, I enjoy the hunt!

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  90. My favorite color combo is pink and gray. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  91. Ohhhhh.. What a yummy color combination! I love these colors! Congrats on your cool stuff from the antique store. It really takes a good eye to see how things can be transformed into true treasures.
    I would so love to win this FQ bundle! I have been quilting for only 1 yr and I'm trying to establish a great stash! Smduval@mac.com

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  92. My 10 yo g'daughter LOVES these colors! She might even be 'inspired' to make something with it!

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  93. What great colors! I found a treadle sewing machine in great condition at a flea market. We were 6 hrs from home but my DH paid, made room in the car and brought if home for me.

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  94. Vintage table cloths were my find. As far as color combos go I'm a bit wild and love anything that has an unusual pairing which allows colors to pop.

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  95. Fabulous finds,the ladder is fantastic.I love looking for boxes.My favorite color is green in any color with white but I`m in the mood of blues because I was sewing some Dear Jane blocks and they are blue and white though last weekend I made a block in green,red and white .

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  96. I love antiquing. I also love purchasing old quilting magazines. Your collection of quilts are gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway the fabric bundle is beautiful.

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  97. Gorgeous Vintage Needlepoints I had made into Pillows, and a Purse. I Love FWFS they are one terrific group of people, and this collection Jody did is so yummy!! Thanks Kelly and Jody for a wonderful Post and Give away!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  98. Oh I love your ladder, that has been on my "get list" for some time. be careful of the acids in the wood getting on your gorgeous quilts. I've been told I need to put a liner between the two. I love going through antique stores and just a few days ago found an antique honey jar full of MOP buttons. Can't wait to use them in a crazy quilt. As for this fat quarter give away it would be perfect for #1 grand daughter. The colors fit her to a tee... Thanks to you and FWFS for a great give away. Phyllis

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  99. I'm always on the look out for vintage quilting supplies, but with no luck. I don't know why, but I always gravitate to oranges. Even as a little girl, I loved orange shirts, and yes, pants! What a sight I was! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  100. I like alot of the teals and blues out these days! Love this set also!

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  101. i found a grandmother's flower garden partial top and extra blocks for only $5.

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  102. Those colors remind of sherbert!

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  103. I need a ladder too! Have been looking for one...but it's still in my future! Great finds. I love the sherbert colors chosen - orange, my least favorite color, is fast becoming one I use often. I still don't wear orange, but I love to quilt with it! Thanks for the chance and congrats on another sponsor!

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  104. What a fantastic fabric bundle. My husband bought me a Featherweight machine at a garage sale. That was sure exciting! Then we were at an auction and there was one there, which he bid on and got. Am i a lucky wife or what? 2 featherweights---I think he knows how to make me happy.

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  105. Wow, great finds!! I love that ladder, I'm on the lookout for one of those as well:) Sadly, we don't have too many antique shops around here:(

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  106. Looking in antique stores is always fun whether you bring any home or not. I really like scrappy quilts with a variety of colors.

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  107. My hubby found a quart size bag yesterday at a quilt shop full of scraps for $5.

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  108. I haven't been able to find anything exciting in an antique store. The quilts are usually so over-priced, or threadbare, or stinky and stained, I just can't stand it. I hate to touch some of them!

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  109. I would like to find a ladder like yours! I have been looking for one to hold the baby blankets for my twin boys.

    I like the fabric in this bundle! I would probably pair it with gray as a neutral. It would make a cute quilt!

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  110. I love to go antiquing when I have the time. I have found several treasures! The very best - a totally hand stitched, pristine Grandma's flower garden. It's beautiful and something I would never make - I only hesitated a few minutes. Love this bundle! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. I'd love to find a treasure like that, but I'm just never that lucky. Right now, I love greens and blues, and even some purple and gold. This summer, though, I used loads of sherbet colours- they're so pretty!

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  112. Hi, I've found old spools and wooden needle containers> love looking for them!
    A great giveaway!
    Thanks for sharing !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  113. I have found a couple quilting treasures while antiquing. I found a really awesome quilt that I could not afford but have got a couple little spools here and there that I enjoy looking at. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  114. I love rummaging thru "antique" shops. I have not had quilty luck, but I have an AMAZING collection of chenille spreads - amassed over a 25 year period. Unfortunately, I cannot do them justice any longer, and i am trying to figure out how best to sell them for others to enjoy!
    I love FWFS - your are right, great service and fun bundles. I love these colors! Hope I win.

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  115. You definitely were a winner on your antique finds. I can't imagine someone spending the time and money on such a cute quilt and then discarding it to the antique mall. The colors of the FWFS look yummy. Throw my name in the hat please. Thx.

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  116. Your ladder looks great with your lovely quilts on. I'm just finishing a quilt in oranges, yellows and lime thanks for the chance to win this fabulous bundle

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  117. Hmm I go junk shopping often and most always find something to repurpose. I found my vintage Singer 128 sewing machine in a wonderful Bentwood case for $20.00. The start of my vintage sewing machine collection.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  118. I never had a quilty find. BUT I have found some fabulous fabric cuts AND wonderful drapes and tableclothes that I have cut and used in patchwork items. LOVE the thrift stores. Now I'm off to check out the shop.

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  119. Those colors are so yummy! Haven't been to a thrift store for a while but think I need to make a trip to one soon. Great finds. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  120. Love red and grey. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  121. Not yet, but I have a list to look for at the next community yard sale. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  122. Teal and Grey are my favorite colors together right now.

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  123. I wish I had a shopping partner!

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  124. You're right! It IS scrumptious!!! I'm all things orange :)

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  125. I love this bundle, and basically any bright, colored fabrics.
    I also love to find any kind of quilting/sewing antique type items when we go junking! I found an old Simplicity pattern tin at an auction. One of my favorite treasures!

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  126. I love blues and greens and purples together!

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  127. I found a mason jar filled with small feedsack squares, and the cardboard templates that were used to trace them.

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  128. Antiquing is always fun. The ladder you found is a beauty and so are all the quilts you have displayed on it! You never know what you might find while in an antique shop. I know someone who found a gorgeous scrappy quilt at the Goodwill for $9.95 and it was hand quilted. It was in great condition, no stains or tears. Thank you for a chance to win this cheerful and pretty fabric bundle.

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  129. Many years ago, my mom gave me 2 drawers similar to the ones you found recently. They are wonderful for organizing and containing sewing notions next to my sewing machine. Love to look for sewing goodies at antique shops and stores like Goodwill.
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  130. Kelly I just want to say that Your Quilts + that antique ladder + the beautiful green wall = Fabulousness!

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  131. You are right, you definitely got one hell of a steel every which way! I have been looking for a great display for my quilts as well without paying such high dollar! Loving it! I'll keep searching! I'm also in love with that sewing drawer! I am in the process of making my sewing room more "vintage cottage" and I fall in love with it every step of the way. Great bundle put together and super congratulations to your new sponsor!

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  132. I found a collapsible table which I turned into a ironing board!

    Thanks!
    brit_gi@hotmail.com

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  133. I went to a rummage sale and got talking to the lady and since she was moving she handed me a bag full of fabric. I thanked her and when I got home, I found that she had given me some fantastic fabric and it was probably worth over $200!

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  134. I haven't found any sewing goodies, but I hope I will one day. I will keep looking. :-)

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  135. Red and aqua, or navy and yellow.

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  136. My favorite color is Navy and I love tangerine also - great line of fabric for the giveaway! thank you! My husband did find a featherweight for me for $25 ! :)

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  137. I have had better luck finding quilts at estate sales. I even found a quilt started by my grandmother in 1938 that I am finishing in the back of one of my mom's closets. It has the pattern, in a dated envelope. Many of the quilts i've seen antiquing are expensive.

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  138. Wow! You did super on your shopping adventure!! Love when that happens! I found a Throw sized Lone Star quilt at the goodwill about 5 years ago..looked new..was tied, not quilted...but I loved it immediately! Cost me a whole $4.00!! Hanging in my upstairs hallway nowadays. :)

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  139. My antiquing phase ended before my quilting one began, and I tended to steer clear of textiles in general while antiquing (for the same reasons you noted!). But a hardy congratulations on all your awesome finds. I'm jealous!

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  140. Thanks for this giveaway, I've never won anything yet, except a turkey when a teenager. But the best antique find I made was when I bought a big box of scraps from quilting and inside the bottom were 11 balls of old wool. I started using one ball and when I came to the end, I discovered someone had wrapped wool around $100 dollar bills to make the balls, I had a good time with that!! Cheers!

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  141. I found two tops that were piece and not very well. They were 50cents each so I purchased them to practice FMQ.

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  142. Congratulations on finding the perfect ladder for your quilts! I also love the special Friday FQ Bundles that Fort Worth Fabric Studio puts together! I'm glad they've become your sponsor.
    I'll cross my fingers and hope to win the Sherbet & Lace FQ Bundle giveaway!

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  143. I would love to have a cute ladder like that. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  144. Love the quilts on the ladder! What color green paint is on the wall in the picture? My daughter is looking for a good green color for her room. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  145. Thanks for the chance to win. My favourite colour is red, white and teal/turquoise. .

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  146. Beautiful fabric - I am loving gray and yellow at the moment but, as usual, that is subject to change!

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  147. I love to scour estate sales and thrift shops for vintage fabrics and I've been pretty lucky. I also found a beautiful scrappy vintage coverlet full of fabrics from the 40's! My new favorite color combo is bright red and vibrant turquoise.
    I don't think my first comment went through so I'm putting it in again.

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  148. I have found a crazy patchwork bag in 70's fabrics which I now use as a knitting bag. Love all those pink fabrics.

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  149. What a gorgeous bundle - love the colors! I have always secretly hoped I would come across an antique quilt that everyone else has overlooked. I'll keep dreaming!

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  150. I love the lime free wall and your new ladder. I like the colors in the bundles as I've been liking pink tones lately. Now moving on to a Halloween wedding quilt. Just bought more fabric today. Thanks for sharing.

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  151. I found and old tin with vintage buttons in it...

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  152. I love your ladder! I never seem to find anything!

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  153. I love to look for antique sewing stuff! Always love the treasure hunt.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  154. I always look in the op shops of more upmarket suburbs - that's where the treasures are. I found a beautiful old Singer treadle sewing machin

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  155. It looks like you found some great treasures! Your quilts are beautiful--I just love them against that green wall! Do you know the paint color name/brand for the green? I love it!

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  156. I have found lots of old linens given away, that I re-use. sarah@forrussia.org

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  157. I have found some quilty treasures, but I usually let someone else find them. I never know what to do with old lace and napkins, since I don't crazy quilt.

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  158. I love to look for vintage linens and use them often in projects!

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  159. I found my mother's unfinished quilt blocks. What a treasure!!

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  160. I'm also looking for a ladder like the one you found

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  161. The ladder is fabulous! I haven't looked at vintage quilts.

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  162. In France we have not antique treasures quilts but beautiful vintage boutis or piqué marseillais and we have it in my family. Thanks for this giveaway and I love these colors.

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  163. I'm not really into antiquing, but I am loving all shades of blue these days- especially navy!

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  164. These colors are so lovely! They would look very striking next to all of the turquoise I've been quilting with lately.

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  165. I have been lucky at 2 estate sells. All the blocks done and ready to add batting and back and quilt away. I love treasures like that.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  166. I love gray and orange! Thanks for the chance.

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  167. I am loving this red & tan color combination that I am seeing these days!

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  168. My favorite color combo right now is dark purple, lavender, light purple, and pale purple.

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  169. love the ladder to display the quilts! thanks for the chance

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  170. Super cute bundle!! Unfortunately, I haven't run into any quilty treasures lately. But I also haven't been looking a lot. I used to love to go. I tell my parents to keep an eye out for me ;) Thanks for the chance to win :) ksmith8@emich.edu

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  171. Love the blues and purple lately. Never been antiquing but would love to do that during a vacation trip some day. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! akronne17 at gmail dot com

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  172. I love the fall colors, greens, maroons, beiges, etc. I would love to antique looking for old quilts. Hopefully in the future.

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  173. I want to work with purples...lots of true purples, but not the violet shades. Not an easy color to find pieces I like that aren't all floral.

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  174. I love ALL the colors of the fabric!! I am constantly looking for antique treasures but have learned to keep away from so-called "Antique Malls" because most of the time they are overly priced, although I have found a few treasures there. Thank you again for the chance to win :)

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  175. Very cute bundle! I keep going back to red and teal. :)

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  176. Love this bundle, and the colours are gorgeous. I sometimes have trouble putting coordinating fabrics together. With this bundle there's no guess work, it's done for you. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  177. I love your quilt ladder! I keep going back to combos with lime green or gray in them.

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  178. How lovely! I love all colours; i am looking to expand my fabric selection :) nnonaihr@hotmail.co.uk

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  179. I scored the sweetest Cathedral Window hanging years ago, I still love to look at all the great old fabrics in it!

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  180. I have new pattern to try that calls for 15 fat quarters. This could be fate. At this time of the year my thoughts turn to oranges and browns.

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  181. What a beautiful combo of fabric. This is very different from what I usually use and would love to give the color combo a try. Thanks for the chance.

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  182. I'm really liking the teal and chocolate brown combos

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  183. I sure like your ladder!!! I've been keeping my eye out for one and just can't quite seem to find THE one. I hope you share the completed top with us--what a great score! Thanks for sharing!

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  184. Your ladder is so nice...I think I need to find one to hang from the floor joists in my sewing room ceiling. Tax saving if the lower lever is not all finished. Ne cool to hang quilts that buffet the sound, plus I can adore them easier. The fabric bundle? Hmmmm a few more pillowsin my future?

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  185. Great ladder! I am always looking for quilty treasures maybe someday I will find some

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  186. I love turquoise and purple combinations. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful collection!

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  187. I found a beautiful antique embroidered quilt made of plain muslin squares, with scrappy colored butterfly blocks hand appliqued, with black outline stitches. It was very worn, tattered, but still lovely in its own way for $10.
    I love all colors, and lately have been using shades of peach, orange, brown, various shades of purple and dark, medium, light beige fabrics with lots of pattern, and graphic, geometric, and floral designs. Would so love to win this bundle! Thanks for the chance! (celiaambrose@hotmail.com)

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  188. Never had much luck finding anything great at thrift stores! My favourite colour combo changes all the time... grey, black & any other colour is always a winner for me. Red & cream/tan. And I want to make something using dark blues and a coral/orangey combo! Ideas... Just have too many of them for the amount of time I have! annesimonot@sasktel.net

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  189. I think you got the deal of the week with your find! Some little boy is going to be getting a great quilt to start his life with.

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  190. Lovely finds! They don't sell quilty antiques in the area but I do have an antique ladder and now you've given me a great idea on how to use it!

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  191. Thank you for the chance. I love fabric.

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  192. Adorable top and ladder you found! I need a ladder myself. The bundle is just perfect. I would love to win it - thanks for the opportunity. My current favorite combo is teal and any color! Teal is such a universal color and it makes me smile.

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  193. 2 months ago I was the luckiest person I know when I picked up a 1915 singer treadle for $50 :D. Thank you for the chance to win.

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