5 Days of GIVEAWAY:: DAY 3 - AND More NYC Fabric Shopping Photos

9/30/2014 10:44:00 PM

Happy Day #3 of Giveaways, my friends!


I really LOVED reading all of your comments from the giveaway yesterday, which you can still enter in by the way. There was a great mix of bag makers that like quilting cottons and decor fabrics, or others, but I find that the majority of you are like me and prefer to let the pattern, your mood, or your stash determine the fabric choice. I am thrilled to see that many of you will try new substrates. A lot of you started out with quilting cottons and want to try new materials, and that is how I started out.

Before I give you a giveaway, here are a few more pictures from my trip to NYC. These pictures are fitting because I got a large portion of this giveaway at the place I am about to show you.

As part of Quilter's Take Manhattan, I had signed up for a fabric tour in the Garment District on Fashion Ave in Manhattan. The first location we went to was the design company, Benartex. Paula Nadelstern was there, showing us her latest collection that is in the works, Fabricadabra, and we also got to pick from some FQ bundles of her previous collection, Fabrique-Istan. Those are for one of YOU!



After that we went to a really neat place where they make flowers for dresses and designers out of fabrics the designers bring in. They are GORGEOUS!  It was a bit like going back in time. This was REAL New York runway kinda stuff!  M & S Schmalberg  is a 4th generation business that has been around since 1916 and I didn't now I was going to love seeing this business much as I did.


From their press page:  "M&S Schmalberg flowers have been featured in countless magazines and on the runway all over the world.  In addition to magazine and newspaper spreads, Schmalberg Flowers have appeared on PBS, CNN, ABC News, All My Children, and Sex in the City. And did you see those fascinators in the royal wedding?
Our client list includes: Anne Barge, Anthropologie, Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Bill Blass, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Judd Waddell, Marc Jacobs, THE Metropolitan Opera, Manolo Blahnik, Marchesa, Nanette Lepore, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Priscilla of Boston, Rebecca Taylor, St. John Knits, Tahari, Vera Wang, Walt Disney and many more."

Flowers for the Robert Kaufman booth at Quilt Market 2014... shh!

This was a relatively small factory and the father and son duo let us walk around and see all of the vintage tools and dies that they still use. It was amazing!




They let us go through all of the flower boxes all by ourselves and pick out any we wanted to buy and take home. In the beginning, we were a bit shy, but once 1 or 2 ladies started pulling out boxes, we all got into it.

Each set of 4 or 5 flowers here is a box that contains them. These are left overs from famous designers!

I didn't know where to start, so practical as I am, I tried to choose some that I would be able to use on a winter bag for myself.  I bought these two! Not Sharing!!


The wool blend herringbone fabrics  they are on came from our next stop, Mood Fabrics. The many floors in that shop were a bit overwhelming. I think you would  need to know what you were looking for before you went in. It's not really set up for browsing, but I loved seeing it. Oh and by the way, the wool fabric came in REALLY handy later. The girls and I decided to do another loop of our double-decker bus tour. We got rather cold in the open air on top of the bus, and without jackets, my friend Sheila and fashioned herringbone wool wraps with handmade designer flowers. :)  A nice warm way to drive by Central Park!


We also went to B&J Fabrics, and I will show you those pictures tomorrow. Oh have a look at this bar on Fashion Ave!  I would have loved a cosmopolitan there, but the tour wouldn't stop ;)


Wednesday Oct 1, 2014 - Giveaway!! 
4 FQ's of Paula Nadelstern's Fabric-Istan, 1 mixed pack of NYC 5" charm squares purchased from 
The City Quilter in Manhattan, 
AND $15 Store credit from my shop Emmaline Bags

Click to enlarge!

Also, use the discount code: 5000FANS
 at emmalinebags.com from now until October 3rd get a 15% discount when you buy 2 or more items!!

Enter in the Rafflecopter widget below, all prizes will be drawn randomly 
by Rafflecopter on Saturday October 4th at noon (MST).  
Prizes will be mailed out to the winners after they have 
replied and confirmed their mailing addresses.

You can still enter in the previous contests from this week!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Janelle

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169 comments

  1. I'm not picky. I am thankful for anything....but fabrics I love!!!

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  2. Anything is appreciated but love fabrics

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  3. I love giveaways that have a selection of sewing supplies and fabric.
    Tina xxx

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  4. I love any giveaways but I prefer store credit, then I can choose what I want

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  5. thanks for the awesome giveaways Janelle

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  6. I love giveaways that have fabrics

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  7. I especially love fabric giveaways!

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  8. Fabrics or buttons have to be my favourites :)

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  9. I love fabric giveaways most!!

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  10. Fabric, buttons ,books and patterns. Thanks for your generosity

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  11. Any one that I win !! LOL...but yes, LOVE fabric, patterns, thread, and hardware.

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  12. I love fabric giveaways as I often am introduced to new lines I would never notice or try otherwise. But I do like store credits, too, as I am also introduced to new stores. And that Paula Nadelstern's Fabric-Istan fat quarter is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  13. Fabric is great, also patterns and books. It is all good. Thank you.

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  14. Your blog is inspirational. Your so talented and thanky oh for sharing.

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  15. My favorite is the fabric however I do a lot of different crafts

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  16. I'm not fussy, I love any kinds of giveaways. Fabric, patterns or store credits are my favourite though

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  17. I just like any kind of giveaways.....I really like the fabric and pattern giveaways....thank you for this giveaway.
    thim3@Hotmail.com

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  18. Thanks for sharing your trip! I love giveaways with bundles of fabric!

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  19. Fabrics are my #1 favorite giveaways...you can never have too much fabric!

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  20. I love all giveaways. Thank you for a chance.

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  21. My favorite is kits pattern, fabric and hardware needed

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  22. I like the kind of giveaways that are EASY to enter. That being said, it could be fabric, patterns, or books that get my attention the quickest! :)

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  23. I'd love to win designer fabric. Because I'm not "allowed" to buy it. I also like to win hardware!

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  24. Fabrics, patterns, hardware and thread. Anythging to feed the addiction.

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  25. Well, fabrics and sewing gadgets are great but my all time favorites are home made itmes...anything. It just speaks volumes. Thanks. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  26. I enjoy combo prizes of fabric and thread and other notions.

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  27. Easy to enter. I will not enter any that i have to like 15 other places. Love fabric, patterns and books....hardware don't forget the hardware lol.

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  28. I like fabric giveaways. Sometimes the giveaway is a fabric I would never have chosen, but like now that I see it. Thanks!

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  29. Love your giveaways Janelle I love fabrics and hardware :)

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  30. Short and Sweet...I Love Emmaline!!!

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  31. I like all give aways, but especially ones I win. Which hasn't happened yet, but one never knows!

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  32. My favorite is fabric or gift certificate for fabric! Thanks for these giveaways!!

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  33. I think my next trip to NYC will be all fabric all the time. :-) I love fabric giveaways - it pushes me out of my comfort zone a bit. Thank you, Janelle! You are always a bright spot in my day.

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  34. Are you *sure* you don't want to share those flowers? ;)

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  35. I love all giveaways, but they need to be useful to me.

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  36. I love give aways in general. But the best ones are from the local companies! :)

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  37. I think my favourite give away is fabric, it is always nice to add to my fabric stash.

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  38. I think the fabric giveaways are great! Can't wait to win one!

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  39. I love give-aways that are for things I normally wouldn't buy or have access to, so I can try new things!

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  40. I love fabric, but really I'm grateful for any giveaway.

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  41. I love all giveaways even though I don't win. LOL Love fabric and patterns. dollartistcarla at aol dot com

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  42. I love fat quarter giveaways! Thanks!

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  43. I love any giveaway specially fabric as a girl can never have enough. I love to make bags and quilts and pouches and what ever I can find. Hope I win.

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  44. I love the fabrics - so inspiring and fun to work with a fabric that I might not have picked myself.

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  45. I love hardware giveaways best! (Purse hardware is hard to find in south GA)

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  46. Love love love these giveaways, so fun :)!

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  47. Store credit! But I do like these NY treasures, also.

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  48. I love all kinds of fabric but with credit to your store too? I'd be beside myself with joy!

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  49. Janelle, I'd love to know how you signed up for that tour in the Garment District. Was it a special tour, or do they have them all the time? I'd love to take one!

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    1. Hi Tammy, this was a special tour we could add on to our ticket to Quilter's Take Manhattan from Quilt Alliance, but had we done that, we would have done this: http://www.seeknewyorktours.com/garment_district_tours/ I hope that helps!! Janelle

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    2. Thanks Janelle! There are so many options to choose from! I'm hoping to maybe get down there soon and visit, after winter, of course!

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  50. I love fabric giveaways because it's always fabric I might not notice in the fabric store. Thanks!

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  51. Enjoy the items I have received.

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  52. I love the store credit give away, just think of all the great hardware you have in stock!

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  53. I love fabric giveaways! Oh and hardware too.

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  54. I like giveaways that is something I would use like fabric, patterns, thread, a nifty notion, other supplies for making bags, quilts, etc. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

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  55. I am loving these fabric give aways, and other sewing products and hardware, because the prizes are things that I may not ordinarily buy or have access to and it's exciting to try new things!

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  56. What a wonderful trip. Love reading about your adventure whether or not I win anything.

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  57. What an amazing trip you've had! So jealous! Thank you for sharing your goodies and stories with us xx

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  58. I love patterns and fabric giveaways.

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  59. Love all those Janelle!!! And I wouldn't mind one of those gorgeous flowers either ;) - You have two!!! xo Gwen

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  60. i love giveaways!!!!! any kind lol

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  61. I love the ones with fabric and notions as prizes! :)

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  62. I love the giveaways with a sewing contest behind them! Especially when there is a random prize winner in addition to the totally creative winner. These inspire me to get sewing and finish by the deadline.

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  63. I love fabric and craft giveaways, but I do not sneeze at money....

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  64. I appreciate all giveaways but I think I like the ones with fabric or fabric store gift cards best. I also like embroidery or cross-stitch pattern giveaways. Thanks for the chance to win! That fabric-istan fabric is so pretty!

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  65. I love fabric giveaways most of all but thread groupings are always appreciated as well. The Quilters Take Manhattan looks like something I would love to do. The Fabric-Istan line and the graphics in the NYC grouping are amazing!

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  66. Gift certificates/store credits are the best giveaways because I could choose what I need. I only enter if the giveaway is something I want or need.

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  67. Anything is great, but I really like gift cards so I can get exactly what I want/need.

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  68. I love fabric/sewing giveaways and books or toys for my granddaughter.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  69. What beautiful and unique fabrics. Love it.

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  70. Bag supplies.......fabric.........I have all of your patterns....ha ha......love them

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  71. I love store credit or gift certificates best. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  72. I'm not picky at all! Just the fact that someone is generous enough to give something away, makes me happy!

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  73. I see a bit of Mood on Project Runway every week - so jealous you've been inside!

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  74. Some unusual or hard to find fabric is a great treat for a giveaway.

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  75. Fat quarters or labels are divine! Thank you for your generosity!

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  76. I like the ones I win.. which hasn't happened yet but I'm not picky! ;) Fabrics are always fun.

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  77. I would love to go to NYC fabric shopping. Although I know I would need someone to drag me out when it was time to go...

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  78. Patterns! I love pattern giveaways!!!

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  79. I love my wallet pattern and love the beautiful hardware

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  80. I just love all the "stuff" you show us! Very interesting! And I love my new wallets!

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  81. I too appreciate the generosity of a Give-away.
    I like to use whatever I might win to fashion something new and different! Bag parts are always so,etching would make me smile, but who does not need more fabric joy?!

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  82. What a fun trip! I love fabric and pattern giveaways! What I would love to see more bloggers do (like you!) is give away hardware or awesome zippers. I live in a huge metro area but can never find what I need "local". Giveaways that showed the quality (like yours!) and sizes IRL would be great...sort of like samples...that we could use!

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  83. I love fabric giveaways, I can ALWAYS use more, LOL!

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  84. Fabrics!! And quilting books. I love reading about your New York adventures!

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  85. Thank you for brightening my days with all the beautiful things you and your followers post. Winning something would be great but I'm just so happy to see all the wonderful work. Love Rachel Deeney, from Ireland

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  86. I love hardware give aways as you can never have enough but really any giveaway is great. Thanks Janelle
    bojovic@adam.com.au

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  87. I would have loved to have been around all of that fabric Oh the choices!

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  88. Oh, it could be fabrics, books, patterns, supplies, etc. Thanks

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  89. Like so many others, I like any type of giveaway. I can never have enough fabric - and love love kits with everything to make a project.

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  90. Store credit for sure!

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  91. Anything sewing related! I love a giveaway that feeds my fabric and hardware addictions!

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  92. Any giveaway is fabulous!!! :) A pattern I don't have & the hardware to finish the project would be awesome though. I also love to win fabric!!

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  93. I really like giveaways that are sewing related. I love to collect business cards from shops/blogs/teachers and I would love to collect one from you. I really enjoyed reading about your trip to New York, and those are beautiful handmade flowers.

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  94. Oh thank you Janelle. I love everything about your site. You know I am planning on winning one of the days. I never win anything, ever, so I am due!. :-)

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  95. Love the Fabric Give-a-ways for sure! But have won a few Handmade things & very much loved by me! Great honor to have a handmade Win! & also Real (Not e-books) Books are Awesome!!

    Also love give-a-ways that don' require FB, Twitter, Instagram stuff...

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  96. I love a giveaway that lets me try something new, discover a new way of doing something or shows me what another creative person has made/created - thanks

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  97. I love the fabric giveaways but I also love the thread and pattern giveaways too. It's always fun to win quilty type tools too. Thanks for having this great giveaway! This is the second time I have typed this all out. The first time the internet ate it and spit it out! LOL

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  98. I love fabric giveaways the most. They are like little treasures in the mail. So much fun!

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  99. I love fun fabrics or great patterns. Either way if i drool over it, I think it's a great giveaway.

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  100. I love making bags and quilts, so anything that features fabric, hardware, and patterns is fun to dream about. Thanks for your awesome giveaway, and for this great post! It's fascinating to peek into these stores that I've never seen, but have heard about.

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  101. I love INTERNATIONAL give aways. :) So many are offered for the USA only and it has got to the point that I rarely click over to even check. Knowing that you are based in Canada and design great bags etc made all the difference.
    I love fabric, patterns, anything bag related. Nice fabrics are so expensive in Australia so fabric in the post is a big treat. Thanks for the excellent giveaways you are offering.

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  102. Fabric, patterns, thread, I'm not picky :-)
    Thanks for sharing about your trip - it sounds amazing… and a little overwhelming!

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  103. I love the bags and everyone choices in fabrics.

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  104. Fabric, any kind! I especially like it when the giveaway is for many people -- smaller prizes for more winners. sarah@forrussia.org

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  105. I love all giveaways - so fun! As a Canadian, I especially love giveaways that I can participate in too!

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  106. Any kind from small to large. Thanks

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  107. I love fabric, and tools or notions I may not have tried otherwise.

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  108. Being in Australia I love PDF prizes - no shipping!

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  109. I love any giveaway but especially like those that include a new pattern or fabric. I also look forward to those that offer a new or unique notion that I may not be famiiar with.

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  110. I am happy with any sewing giveaway! So generous of everyone - I love buttons and thread or fabrics the most! thank you!

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  111. I like them all ;), but if it's a fabric one and the "colors/style" aren't to my taste, I won't enter it, same with handmade goods, if I don't just love it and think I would give it a good home, then I don't enter.

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  112. I love them all,,but there's an excitement getting fabric someone else has chosen and the challenge of making something just for me too!

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  113. I'm not picky about giveaways. I like it when the giveaway is something I probably wouldn't buy myself as I like the challenge of figuring out how to use it while still maintaining my style.

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  114. Wow! Fabric-Istan looks fabulous and what an amazing tour! I am so annoying my family by spending time in the fashion district the next time I'm in NYC! ;D

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  115. I am most grateful for any giveaway as bloggers are just so generous. The ones I tend to enter are for fabric.

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  116. I love free fabric giveaways, would love them even better if I won something :)

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  117. Yours, of course.
    Thank you for the chance.

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  118. I love any type of give away, but especially love something that I would use

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  119. I love fabric giveaways. Or notions. Or embellishments. Anything to do with sewing or crafts. :o)

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  120. Fabrics are always the first choice for me.

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  121. Fabrics, notions or handmade items.

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  122. My favourite type of giveaway is fabric - of course!

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  123. Fabric, patterns and quilt books! Haven't been lucky enough to win a gift certificate to anywhere.....yet! Thanks for the give away! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

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  124. I'm not picky- who can complain about winning anything? Thanks! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero (dot)com

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  125. I like giveaways with fabric or gift card prizes the best. And I appreciate being able to enter without being a facebook user.

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  126. I love fabric giveaways, and patterns. I need more of both! Thanks for the chance!

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  127. I like fabric giveaways, as I do a lot of sewing for charity.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  128. Fabric is great, but so are patterns and supplies.

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  129. I like simple giveaways - - I tend to run if there are a dozen ways to enter. Fabric and findings are always good.

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  130. I love any kind of giveaway. Fabric is awesome so is store credit :)

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  131. I like fabric or gift certificate giveaways best - I like using Rafflecopter - but I don't use Instagram which is becoming very popular.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail com

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  132. I would have loved to go through those flowers. What fun!

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  133. I love giveaways that are easy to enter and don't require a multitude of entries. I also love the chance to win fabrics (because I have a fabric stash problem), or patterns, or even books on sewing/quilting/etc. This is so awesome of you to have this week of giveaways-it's fun and I thank you for the chance to win! Trinity

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  134. Fabric and books.
    Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  135. My favorite giveaways are fabric and my second favorite are sewing notions.

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  136. I like give-aways where I'm the winner! Sadly, I almost never win, but you can change that!

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  137. Fabric! Fabric & patterns! Kittens! Coffee! Books! Kitten & coffee & book fabric & patterns! I'm easy - I mean open to a wide range of possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

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  138. LOVE fabric giveaways, and quilt kits!

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  139. Most things you get for free are fun and exciting, but I love books and fabric!

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  140. I like giveaway's for patterns.

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  141. Fabric. And fabri. Oh, yes, and fabric. LOL

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  142. My favorite kind of giveaway is fabric of any sort! A girl can never have enough.. A box of chocolates is nice too! (Hint, hint)

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  143. I love giveaways with fabrics, or favorite sewing tools that I don't know about, or haven't used before. :)

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