Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guest #12 at Wantobe Quilters Here is Amanda -Covering a lampshade - with fabric!

Hi everyone!
My name is Amanda Murphy and I'm so happy to be invited to post on Madame Samm's blog!  In my day job I am a surface and textile designer.  I've also designed a lot of quilts.  My line of quilt patterns just launched this spring at Quilt Market and is available at Fat Quarter shop and other retailers.  All the patterns feature Veranda, my most recent fabric line for Robert Kaufman.  It starts shipping this month!

This is actually my first of three posts and I'll be talking about accessories.  Once you have finished making a beautiful quilt it is so fun to make some other items to coordinate and give a more finished look to your decor.  Recently I repainted my daughter's room in her favorite light aqua color.  Because this was a surprise, I didn't have time to sew bedding but used this beautiful Amy Butler set.



Several of the quilts from my pattern line work well with this room, most notably Town Square.






We went on a mad search for a fun lampshade but was unable to find anything that we really liked.  Luckily, I had a little Veranda fabric leftover and so today I'll be talking about (drumroll, please)....

Covering a lampshade with your favorite fabric! 



You will need:
  • 1 simple lampshade (I used an octagonally-shaped one I bought from Lowe's for under $20, but the same principles would apply to any shape)
  • enough flat trim to cover all the edges
  • some pom-pom of other fun trim to hang from the bottom of the shade
  • enough fabric to cover the lampshade (usually 1/2 yard is enough, but you can get a pretty good idea by loosely wrapping it around the shade)
  • fabric glue

First, make a pattern for each side of the shade using scrap fabric.  Since I had an octagonally-shaped shade, I needed a pattern for both the wide and narrow sides.  (If you have a straight cylindrical shade, you obviouly don't need this - just measure the height and cut a strip long enough to wrap around the shade...)


Next, place these patterns on top of your lampshade fabric and cut out enough pieces for all side, ADDING IN 1/4" SEAM ALLOWANCE.  Press these pieces.

I chose to apply the wide sides first, and finish by adding the narrow sides.  Turn under the tops and bottoms of the wide sides 1/4" and press.  (Since the edges of the narrow pieces will overlap the edges of the wide pieces, there is no need to turn under the sides of the wide pieces.)

Run a line of glue along the bottom and top of one wide side of the lampshade.  Run more glue along the side edges for that panel.  Press your fabric to the shade.  Make sure you have a smooth finish.  Continue until all of these sides are applied.

Turn under the sides of the narrow pieces 1/4" and press.  Turn under the top and bottoms and press.

This time you'll want to apply the glue to the seam allowances of these pieces, rather than to the lampshade itself.  Press the narrow panels onto the lampshade.

Running another line of glue down each vertical edge, apply your flat trim to the sides of the shade.

Run a line of glue around the top of the shade and apply the trim all the way around, overlapping the trim at the end.  The trim we used has a bit of dimension, so we did not turn it under, but just applied a bit of extra glue at the end to secure.  Secure the trim with office clamps and let dry.



Hang the lampshade on the lamp, loosely screwing on the top so that your can still turn the shade easily.  Apple the pom-pom trim on the bttom of the shade in the same manner you applied the trim on the top.  If desired, apply a line of flat trim right above the pom-poms.


To further individualize you shade consider using contrasting panels of fabric.  For cone-shaped shades you can cut 6 pieces that cover a little more than 1/6 of the shade, and apply trim where the fabrics meet.  Wouldn't that be cute in plaid or checks for a boy's room?
I hope that you enjoyed learning to make something to go along with your beautiful quilts and pillows.  Thanks again to Madame Samm for having me.

I believe the folks at Robert Kaufman have donated some Veranda yardage for a giveaway today!

Until next time (when we'll actually use a sewing machine)... happy sewing!
Amanda

Editors note:   OH my Amanda you do brighten up a spot....thank you sew much for being
our special guest today and for bringing along your newest collection called Veranda! 

click on photo to enlarge...

Giveaway today is for QUILTERS...
and my will you be loving this...

This is Amanda's newest line called VERANDA
and yes Robert Kaufman sent plenty of her collection....
such great sponsors..
( this is only some of it...more to giveaway in the near future)
and they were cut into 1/2 yard BUNDLES


And today being it is such a special day we will have 3 winners...

Each winner will get 6 yards of 1/2 yard cuts....
and someone will win this Colonial
basket filled with everything you will ever
need and also some Famore Applique
scissors..I would have to add here
probably my most used scissors...
( take a peak at sidebar for more detail)

How to win..
Hurry go to Amanda's blog and be 
her new follower( let us know) 
(her gadget follower button is now up)
If you cannot see her followers gadget, refresh her blog
a couple times that seems to work...
 please tell her  how much you would love to win this..
 please leave her a comment.
Be a follower here...oh yes, you do want to be....11 more weeks
of giveaways..just saying...

Look at what you could create! Wow!

Thank YOU Amanda, Robert Kaufman,
Colonial Needle, Famore Cutlery
and YOU for being here...YOU are why 
we do this...



Anything URGENT just put that in your subject
line..I will reply....
madamesamm@cogeco.ca

408 comments:

  1. Loved the tut on covering a lamp shade. I have one or two shades that I'll try this idea on. And I liked Amanda's Swiss Chocolate fabric line at her blog! I'm a quilter following Stash M and Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  2. Oh thankyou so much for this Tutorial Amanda, it is just what I need! We are in a new house, and I am currently trying to get ideas of how to match up accessories in bedroom 1 & 2 especially. So this is really helpful! I am following your blog now Amanda, and of course I am a follower here Madame Samm. Hugs n Blessings from Sue in South Australia x

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  3. I love the Veranda fabric line, because it is so bright and colorful.I am a quilter following Amanda Murphy Design and Sew We Quilt/Stash Manicure and I would love to win.

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  5. I love the lampshade tutorial. I brought an old lamp home from my office yesterday. This will be a fun way to make that lamp useable and beautiful again! Thanks!

    I am a new follower to Amanda's blog.

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  8. Sorry for deleting my reaction, but I'd forgotten Corrie from Quilt Taffy who introduced me to you!!

    I loved the tutorial but hate the lamps shape.
    OK, there's no pleasing everyone ...
    I'm a follower of Amanda now
    I loved Ambrosia which I cannot get anywhere now, but I love Veranda, too!

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  9. I follow Amanda already, who wouldn't? Thank you so much for the tutorial, I tried it once and you could totally see the Mickey Mouse heads thru the fabric I chose! LOL
    Veranda - purple (only color lacking in my fabrics!).

    Thanks RK, Colonail Needle, Famore Cutlery and especially Madame Samm for the chance! (is that perle cotton in there, i would love to try some handquilting!).

    Corrie sponsors me :)

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  10. That was just what I needed to know, as I ahve a shade almost the same shape. Thank you for the tutorial.I'd love to be a winner!
    I am following Amanda now.

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  11. I follow Amanda's blog and this one. Always love the inspiration and new ideas! I have been drooling over this Veranda line of fabrics since I first saw them online. I would love to win and make a quilt for my sister from these fabrics. Beautiful!

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  12. I'm already a follower of Amanda's great blog (in google reader), I'm following you too and with a husband on holiday from work I might find time to recover a lampshade or 2! I'm registered with Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.
    thanks for such fabulous giveaways

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  13. Follow both of your blogs. Loved the lamp tutorial. Clear directions...fabric looks darling on that lamp. And do SO love Amanda's Veranda line!

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  14. I'm a quilter and a new follower of Amandas blog(and an old follower of this one!) Thanks for introducing me to another great designer, love her fabrics!

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  15. I am a quilter and now am following Amanda's blog and following this blog, Thanks Amanda for the great tut and i love your fabric line very nice. :)

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  17. I already follow Amanda through Google Reader, love her fabrics and her patterns. Just been to look but her "followers" doesn't appear to be working, when it is I will add my name. Of course I follow you, and thank you to everyone for the giveaway. Linda x

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  18. I'm a quilter and I follow both your and amanda's blog.
    Thanks for the great lampshade tutorial it's awesome.Now I only have to be lucky and win one of those great prizes.

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  19. I'm learning so much from these posts, Madamme Samm - thank you!

    I'm casting my eye around the house for lampshades to cover, Amanda - I love your fabrics too!

    Thank you for posting this - I am now your follower, and of course I follow here. Thank you to QuiltSue too for introducting me to the site.

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  20. Pick me! Pick me! I love Amanda's fabric! I can't wait to try the tutorial on lampshades. I have one in desperate need of change. I'm a quilter and a follower of both you and Amanda.

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  21. I love, love, love, the fabric it is gorgeous!
    I am a follower of Amanda.

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  22. I a follower of both blogs and just love Amandas colour pallette on her new range !!! Thanks for the opportunity in the giveaway :)

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  23. I am going over now to follow Amanda. Of course I am a follower of yours. I have at least 2 lamps that I need to recover. This tut came at a great time!!

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  24. I am now a follower of Amanda Murphy design. I loved this tutorial

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  25. Just came to peek in today Samm.Im salavating over all of this lol.Such lovely colors.I adore that lamp.Best of luck to everyone today!

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  26. Great tutorial!!!And it was a marvelous chance for me to get to know her beautiful patterns -I'll purchase some,for sure_ and her wonderful fabric!!!Thanks you Samm for this opportunity.By the way,keep checking your mail box,ok?
    Hugs from Brasil!

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  27. Looks like wonderful fabric and I'd love to win! I am a quliter, I follow this blog, new subscriber to her blog.

    enjoying the wantobe quilter campaign

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  28. I am already a follower of Amanda's blog. I really enjoy her blog and I enjoyed her tutorial today (can't wait to see what she has to offer in the future). Thanks for sharing AGAIN! Have a great day!

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  29. Good morning! Another WONDERFUL blog, art, prizes and so much more. Now a follower (and subscriber) to Amanda's blog I wish all a fabulous day beyond imagining!
    Christina in Cleveland / Brenis

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  30. I think I must be going blind. I can not see the followeer button on Amanda's site. I love this range of fabrics though, and the lampshade transformation is great.

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  31. I have been a fan of Amanda's for some time now. Both prizes are awesome! I would probably make her "Garden Paths" or "portraits of my garden" pattern with that fabric.

    Thanks Samm for the opportunity to win!!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  32. that town square pattern is wonderful, so versitle! thanks for the tutorial amanda, love this project!

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  33. The Veranda fabric is lovely on that lampshade. It deserves a quilt to match! But I know about not having time to get it done.

    I am a follower of both this blog and Amanda's blog.

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  34. I love fabric accessories!! And because I have more time (and fabric) than money right now, this is a perfect tutorial for me! What a lovely blog to suscribe to. Thanks you!

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  35. How fun! I already follow Amanda's blog but will leave a comment there. I am a quilter & sponsored with Patty at a stitch in time.

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  36. OK I found her follower gadget, so now I willo be following her, thanks, and of course I follow you here.

    I would love to win this, I just love these fabrics, but I don't think that lightening will strike twice like that.

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  37. That looks fantastic. Much better than the choices that are in the stores right now. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  38. I am Amanda's newest follower!

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  39. Great tutorial! I now follow Amanda and left her a comment. I'd be happy to win any of the three prizes today! They are all wonderful! I'm a quilter and follow here and registered with Jane's Fabrics.

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  40. A great tutorial Amanda. Thank you! It's so nice to have some fabric related tutorials, to get rooms all prettied up :) And not just quilt...which I love, and make a lot of! LOL

    Thank you Samm, this campaign is a lot of fun.

    Thank you sponsers!!

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  41. I am your follower! What super great tutorials and giveaways. My rss feed list is growing weekly! :) So many talented ladies and beautiful quilts/projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Blessings,
    Kathleen
    AlwaysSewLove

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  42. The tute is awesome! Amanda makes it look so easy! I think I have found my next thing to look for at yard sales!!

    And her fabrics are so yummy! Veranda is really nice and I have been thinking about ordering the Swiss Chocolate collection!

    I now follow Amanda's blog and follow here too! I left Amanda some comment love and sent our other sponsors a thank you email! I have been receiving replies from the other companies of whom I emailed and they were surprised to see the emails but happy that someone thanked them.

    I would encourage everyone else to email the sponsors who do not have blogs.

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  43. OMG!!! I just got Amanda's pattern Village Green from Kelly at I Have A Notion and I'm waiting for the Garden Path pattern!! I want to make one of them at our guild retreat in Oct. LOVE the patterns, and Amanda's newest line Swiss Chocolate-just the best!! Can't wait to get my hands on it! thanks so much for this post! Love to win!

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  44. Thanks for the tutorial Amanda. What a cute lamp for your daughter's room. I just love the ball fringe! I'm now a follower of yours and Madame Samm as well as Jane's Fabrics.

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  45. ...all that and I forgot to mention that I'm now a new follower of Amanada's. lol!!

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  46. I love the tutorial on lampshades by Amanda. I've gone to her blog but there is no button to become a follower. It just has the word followers, but no button. Is there something wrong. I sew need to be added in this giveaway and don't want to miss it due to a technicality. I'll try when I get home from work tonight. Thanks Amanda and thanks again Samm.

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  47. I visited Amanda's blog & became a follower & left a comment. The lampshade tutorial will come in handy cause my cats love to knock over & destroy my lamps. I'm a Stash Manicure follower too. And I've registered at Shade Tree Quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. What a clever lady Amanda is. I am a new follower of her blog and an old follower of Stash Manicure. Both delightful and insightful blogs!! Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric. Cheers, Dianne

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  49. This makes me want a lamp on my bedside table! I'm a follower of Amanda's and love her patterns and fabric lines. How can you not love something called Swiss Chocolate?!LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  50. I now follow Amanda's blog, thank you for the intro Madame Samm. This giveaway looks too good to be true and I would soooooo love to have some of that beautiful,bright fabric.
    Many thanks to all the amazing sponsors.
    Good luck everyone.

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  51. I'm now one of Amanda's followers.

    I just love that bed!!!!! It just makes me want to dive on in and wallow in it's comfy, colorful goodness. the color and the quilt just call me...

    Can I come over for a nap? LOL!

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  52. I'm a follower. I love Veranda! So bright and happy. (I'm also here from sponsor Lilypad Quilting.)

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  53. I follow both of Amanda's blogs and LOVE the new Veranda line! It's so vibrant and happy! There are so many awesome sponsors for your campaign - how lucky we are to have the opportunity to win these treasures! I follow you as well, Madame Samm, and I am here thanks to Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks again!

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  54. I'm a follower on both blogs and am a Quilter. Don't all of us need more fabric? I love Robert Kaufman fabrics, Amanda's designs are so rich in Color! Please sign me up to WIN!!!

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  55. I love finding new designers! Veranda is gorgeous. Thanks for the intro to Amanda - I'm now a follower of hers.

    And of course I'm a follower here.

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  56. Too Ca-Ute!! I'm a Wantobe, but had to comment!! Love the colors! Love the lamp!! Love the post!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  57. I am a new follower of Amanda, LOVE the new fabric line and the no sew lamp shade idea. Am also a new follower of Sew We Quilt. Great Blog! Thank you!!!

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  58. Love Amanda's fabric collection. Thanks for the new blog. This is so exciting to meet new bloggers and be in the greatest giveaway ever!!!!!

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  59. First off, I am now a follower of Amanda's and am a follower here. I was sent here by Amy from A Diary of a Quilter and am a newbie Wantobe quilter.
    Amanda-I love the idea of recovering things to re-use. Great tut! And I think your designs are fantastic! Thanks to all!

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  60. i follow her and love her fabric! thanks!

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  61. OHWOW ! I'm a follower of Amanda now ; I just LOVE Veranda and Swiss Chocolate ! WOW !

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  62. Thanks for the tute, I love the idea of custom lampshades to match the room. I do already follow Amanda, but I left her a comment. And of course I follow here. Thanks.

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  63. Oh Amanda, this is fabulous!! I am so going to try this!! Thank you so much for this super fun tutorial! And the sponsors THANK YOU for your generosity, we are all so grateful!!

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  64. Oooo...I love the lampshade! So cute! And I think my little granddaughters need a quilt made out of Veranda! What wonderful sponsors today! Thanks Samm...

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  65. I'm Amanda's new follower! Would love to win this charming collection. Thanks for all you do!

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  66. I am a follower of Amanda's blog and this blog (of course). Thanks for such a great variety of tutorials and giveaways.

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  67. Oh yes! I love that line. I'm a follower of Amanda's now. Thanks for linking us up!

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  68. Cool tute!! It's often the shades and not the lamps that need replacing. I am a blogging quilter.

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  69. I'm a follower of Stash! Thanks for all the chances at the goodies!

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  70. Oh, My - wonderful giveaway. I am and have been a devoted follower of both blogs. Thank you, Amanda, so much for this wonderful tutorial. Also, Amanda has some great free projects on her blog. Love this Town Square pattern and Kaufman and Colonial Needle and Famore. Judy C in NC

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  71. I am a new follower of Amanda's blog.

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  72. I'm a quilter
    I'm following here
    I'm following Amanda and left her my comment :)

    Margaret

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  73. I'm an old follower at both! Thanks for the chance to win Veranda!

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  74. Following, commented, thanked, sponsored by Shelle at Raspberry Rabbit. Thanks to you also for managing this site and all of these giveaways!!

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  75. i'm a follower of Stash Manicure. Got here from In Color Order!

    ravenastoriaTAgmail(dotcom)

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  76. i am now a follower on Amandas blog and i left her a comment on her wonderful quilt!

    ravenastoriaTAgmail(dotcom)

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  77. Thank you for the tutorial on covering a lampshade! It gives me inspiration. Your daughter's bedroom is beautiful! I would love to win this Madame' Samm. I didn't comment yesterday due to the OOPS you placed at the end. This fabric is beautiful!
    Thank you for this campaign. It is awesome!

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  78. oh, i didn't mean to leave with 2 separate blogs! You may delete my tweed fox one! thats my art blog, not my sewing blog. Not sure how that happened!

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  79. These tutorials are absolutely amazing! I am a follower of both blogs. I am so happy to find new designers to follow. The fabric line of Amanda's is beautiful with the lavendar and orange. Love Robert Kaufman designers!!

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  80. I have always wanted to cover a lamp shade and that makes it look so easy! I am registered with Mary on Lake P. and following Amanada on facebook - her follow blog button wasn't working when I went over there.

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  81. I once again forgot my sponsor Joanne from Splitting Stitches! I am a follower of Amanda's blog. Sorry Samm!

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  82. Thanks for the cute tutorial, Amanda! Love it..AND the new line! I've followed your blog for a long time now. :)

    BTW, I did register through Amy at Diary of a Quilter.

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  83. I've added trim to a lampshade before but haven't tried the fabric - love it! blessings, marlene

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  84. The tutorial was greatness. I also love the topiary pattern & colors.

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  85. I'm a follower of Amanda and Sew We Quilt. I left Amanda a comment saying how beautiful her new line is! And not to mention her patterns!

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  86. Another great blog to now follow especially since I LOVE her fabrics and her patterns. Thanks for the link. I don't know how I will find the time to keep up with everyone but I will find a way somehow. I am sponsored by Amy @diaryofaquilter.

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  87. Another great idea and prize(s)! Thanks for putting together a great giveaway! I went to Amanda's blog and became a folloer of it.

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  88. Oh, this is perfect. I have actually been searching all over town for a new lampshade for a lamp because I am doing some makeover work in my kitchen. Now I will go to my stash and see what I can come up with. Thanks Amanda. I read Amanda's blog all the time. In fact, she will be coming to our guild and I can't wait to meet her.
    I am registered with Jane's Fabrics and Quilts.
    I am a follower.

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  89. Just signed up for the Wanttobe Quilter thru Jane's Fabrics and Quilts. Love the bedroom and colors.

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  90. I subscribe to Amanda's blog but did not see the "Follower" gadget up.

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  91. I'm excited to now being following Amanda's site! This lampshade is too cute! Definitely on my to-make list! Thanks!

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  92. Thanks for bringing a new designer into my life. Love her work and love the lamp shade lesson. If you keep this up, I won't have time to sew (LOL) - please keep it up!

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  93. Oh yes, Madam Samm, I am a follower on Google Reader. BTW, I order4ed some fabric from 1 Choice 4 Quilters yesterday. So the bloggers should know their participation is effective!

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  94. I met Amanda at quilt market! I found her to be as lovely as her fabrics! So happy to be a "follower" now as well.

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  95. Tried to leave a comment and it had an error and wouldn't post. So will make this shorter...
    I am following Amanda and you.
    And THX to all!
    Really Enjoy the Tutorials!

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  96. I am a Wantobe Quilter - What a lovely prize for the quilters - Good Luck to all ;)

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  97. I (gladly!) became a follower, and of course I follow you! Who wouldn't? Thanks for all of your hard work on this, It might be fun, but it just can't be easy!!.

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  98. Hi Amanda thank you for the fun tutorial on the lampshade I have left a comment for you thanks to you and Madamme Samm for jumpstarting our creativity to look at the whole picture and not just the quilt sometimes. To our sponsors where would quilters be without all of your wonderful notions (that are much needed) and fabrics and even little trinkets to give as gifts to our sister quilters...thanks so much!

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  99. Loved the recovered lampshade. I have admired these for a while but thought it would be harder to do myself. But Amanda's directions made it look so easy. I am a follower of Amanda's and also stash manicure. I am a quilter and came here from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  100. I'm a new follower of Amanda's. Veranda is beautiful!!

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  101. Love Amanda's fabric lines and what a great idea to cover a lampshade in a coordinating fabric. I'm now Amanda's follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  102. Signed to be a follower at Amanda's. Sorry forgot to add this to my prev. post.

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  103. I am following both you and Amanda, I love the colours used in Amandas quilts and the lampshade is a fun idea. I also foow Ellison lane quilts.

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  104. Oooh, what pretty fabric! I really like the lampshade. I've always wanted to cover a lampshade and the tutorial is great!

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  105. I am already a follower of both Stash Manicure and Amanda. I love Amanda's fabric lines -- love the colors in this new line!! Yes, I would love to win!! Thanks so much for another great tutorial!! Can't wait to try it!

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  106. Oh my gosh, I love this tutorial. I told Amanda on her blog that I have two lampshades identical to the one she covered that I want to try this method on!!! I'm a quilter too and sweet Linda of Buzzing and Bumbling is my sponsor for all this fun stuff. I couldn't find a button to follow Amanda's blog, but I did subscribe to the Feedburner email notifications for all her new posts, and after wandering her blog for over an hour, I truly don't want to miss a single post. I am of course a long time follower of your blog. Thanks so, sew much for all your efforts in these giveaways. Hugs...

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  107. Yes, I want to win Amanda's new fabric...I just began to follow her. Such neat ideas and designs. Great prizes...love this.

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  108. I loved the idea of the lamp shade. It's always hard to find one that will match the room. I am following both you and Amanda. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. Forgot to say I am signed up through Amy @ A blessed Quilt. Thanks.

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  110. Your blog and Amanda's have both been in my Google Reader for awhile now. Both of you inspire me often. I filled out a form just last week on SewCalGals blog as an experienced quilter, haven't heard from her, so I hope I am officially signed up, since I would LOVE to win this beautiful fabric.

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  112. Thank you Amanda for designing such fun, vibrant fabrics for us to use on our quilts. I love your patterns that really showcase the fabrics. It can be hard to cut up such beautiful designs on fabric at times. I now follow you and am a follower of Sew we Quilt. Glue gun tutorials are great, thanks for the lampshade tutorial.

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  113. I am a follower of Amanda's blog.

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  114. Great tutuorial and an amazing giveaway. I am a follower already at Amanda's and Stash Manicure. Thanks so much for a chance to win the giveaway. I am sponsered by Lily Pad Quilting.

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  115. love lamp shade!
    Yes, I am a follower !!!

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  116. Excellent tutorial...thank you Amanda. Your fabrics are absolutely beautiful and I'm hoping I win some here today :)

    I'm a follower of Amanda's blog and of Stash Manicure....oh yeah baby.

    I have two lamp shades that the boys have ruined....and belive it or not...I never even thought to cover them. Now I have no excuse...I know just what to do.

    Happy Smiles,
    Kelly

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  117. I am a quilter and Jillily is my sponsor. I follow Amanda's blog and of course, yours. I'd love to win this gorgeous fabric. I've been trying all over the place. Hopefully this will be my lucky day...esp with the added bonus of the basket full of goodies. I clicked on the link to her blog and it took me to an old post, so hopefully Amanda will read this and know how much I love her fabric.

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  118. Love the lamp tutorial! I am a follower of Amanda's and of course here! Love the fabrics and the scissors.

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  119. Sorry about the delete forgot to add sponsor! I am a follower of both blogs and love love love the new line! Amy from Amy stitches is my sponsor!

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  120. I'm a new follower of Amanda, and love the new fabrics! Lampshade is adorable, too.

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  121. Loved the tutorial. I'm following Amanda's blog now - she has lots of free patterns and more tutorials. I also am a follower here. And I was sent by Busy as Can Be! This new fabric would be awesome for so many different applications. Thanks for the Give Away! Deborah

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  122. I've been following Amanda for some time now. She is so talented! I just love Town Square!

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  123. Beautiful fabrics, and what a fun tutorial. I have a shade that could sure use some sprucing up! Just started following your blog Amanda and I look forward to reading it! Thanks for the great post!

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  124. nice fabric! thanks for the chance. I've been a follower of Amanda's blog for a while. I've signed up with Dawn for QUilting by Dawn and I hope I'm lucky this time!

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  126. I am following Amanda's blog. I really enjoyed this tutorial. Her fabric is beautiful.
    I'm registered with Sharon at Vrooman's Quilts.

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  127. I follow Amanda, love her fabrics and patterns.
    Thanks to Robert Kaufman for donating amanda's fabric. The basket of goodies is fantastic. I don't have those wonderful applique scissors so I would love to win. I registered at sewcalgal. Yes I follow you. Thanks for all you do for people who love to sew.

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  128. This is a timely post as I have a couple lampshades I have been thinking of doing! What wonderful bright and lively fabrics! I added Amanda's blog to my follow list!

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  129. I follow Amanda's fabric :) Her tutorial was for what I consider a challenging project, but it was a wonderful tutorial. Very encouraging ... Love that!

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  130. great tut today thanks amanda,looks like agreat give away i'll be checking the flea market for some lamps to try this out.
    as well sew thanks to you madame samm and the sponsors.
    i also just joined amanda's following.

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  131. I have been an AM follower for a while. I love her fabric and her patterns.
    What an awesome give away! Keeping my fingers crossed. Yeah, I'm a follower here too, now that I know about you.

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  132. I am a follower of Amanda's and enjoyed the tut of the lampshade....Love that fabric....I could make something very pretty with that...thanks for the fun campaign, Madame Samm....

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  133. Ummmm, Madame Samm, you have done it again. I am wiping up my keyboard as I report:
    Follow Stash. Check.
    Follow Amanda by email. Check.
    Left lurve for Amanda on blog. Check.
    Sigh. How do you sleep at night, when you know you are causing all of us to go nuts over the lovely fabrics and prizes?! LOL
    You know we love you, we love Amanda, and we love all the sponsors!
    Jacque

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  134. Yikes, I just tossed out a lampshade because the cover was getting shabby! It never occurred to me to recover it. Thanks for the tut, great post!

    Linda

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  135. Thank you Amanda for the tutorial! This is something my mom would totally love - she is always remodeling things! Beautiful fabric line too and awesome patterns. Makes me feel good to be online learning more about quilting!

    I'm a quilter and I follow here, Amanda now, and I'm sponsored by happy quilting.

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  136. Beautiful fabrics all over. Green with envy as well. Thank you for the tutorial.

    I follow Amanda on GFC.

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  137. I am a new follower of Amanda's blog. Thanks for the great giveaway! Visiting via sponsor Ellison Lane Quilts. = )

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  138. I also follow YOU! Again, thanks for the grest giveaways. And, remember my sponsor, too, Jennifer @ ELQ. = )

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  139. oh what a grand tutorial! And i have literally just painted two lampshade bases and need to redo the lampshade. I'm a new follower over at Amanda's blog now and look forward to finding Veranda at my fav Quilt shops.
    denise/deBRAT in Tampa bay FL

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  140. I'm a follower here and on Amanda's blog.

    Love the tutorial and am in awe over the generous giveaway. Wow.

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  141. I have a lamp shade to cover. Good timing. Thanks. I am now a follower of Amanda and of course I follow here. I love the fabric in this giveaway! And the sewing basket. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  142. It is a wonderful tutorial and a beautiful shade to go with that GORGEOUS bed.

    I am her newest follower.

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  143. What a great tutorial, I need to spruce up my living room and this will help me.
    I am a follower of both of your blogs.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  144. I did all my homework: Follow Amanda Murphy Design via GFC and left her a message on her lovely blog.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes!
    naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. Nice tutorial. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  146. Love the tutorial on lampshades. I would love to win some of this fabulous fabric. I became a follower today and am so glad. Can't wait to check out the rest of Amanda's blog. Thank you Paul at Outnumbered Quilter for pointing me to this blog.

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  147. I'm off to cover a lampshade! Thank YOU Amanda, Robert Kaufman,
    Colonial Needle and Famore Cutlery!

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  148. This is a great giveaway. I am also a follower here and am looking forward to the rest of the guests.

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  149. Following amanda, I LOVE her quilts! and in NC, not to far from me! Follower of Madame Samm of course!

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  150. No matter what I do I can't get the followers to show up on Amanda's blog but I'm good with that as I am now following on her facebook page as well as I've subscribed to her blog! Yeah me! Great project and awesome give away!

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  151. Love this fabric and have been a follower of Amanda for a while now - love her designs.

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  152. I am already a follower of Amanda's blog. LOVE her bubbles pattern, a definite on my wish list.I would LOVE to win this giveaway too, but of course I wouldn't enter if I didn't really want to win. ;) I am also a follower here. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. What a great tutorial Thanks Amanda. Love your Veranda fabric. I just joined your blog. Thank you sponsors, what a wonderful giveaway. ( Janes Fabric sponsor)

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  154. What a cute idea! Love the tutorial and would love to be entered to win. Im following Amanda.
    Laura
    laura.leahj@gmail dot com

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  155. I am a wannabe - I follow both blogs. The tutorial was wonderful - love the pretty fabric Amanda used! thanks!

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  156. I am a quilter and went over to Amanda's blog (already a follower for a while) and thanked her for the giveaway in a comment. I am sponsored by Jane if http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. Great tutorial! A simple way to add to your room's decor. The giveaway is very generous. Thanks to all the sponsors and to Madame Samm!
    Oh and I'm a new follower of Amanda's blog.

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  158. I already follow Amanda and you and thank you both for this wonderful giveaway. I have a baby blanket I need to make and this would be a great fabric to do it in!

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  159. Love the lampshade. I just became an Amanada follower, and of course I follow you! Thanks for this contest and to my sponsor Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts!

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  160. What a great tutorial...and yes I follow Amanda and of course YOU!! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely give away!!
    Paulette

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  161. Thanks for the tutorial -- the lampshade is cute. I am a follower of Amanda's blog. And, thanks for the opportunity to win lovely fabric.

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  162. I popped in on Amanda - clicked followe - left her a comment - a follower here. Love that basket.

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  163. I am a wantobe, but I wanted to comment anyway.
    I love this tutorial. As a wantobe, it is simple enough that I am going to be able to do this. I never find lampshades that I like. Now it will be alot easier because I only need to find a size and shape that I like.
    Thank you Amanda for posting today and I am looking forward for your return. I visited your blog and you have some really beautiful quilts there.
    Thanks again Madame Samm for the campaign.
    Thanks to the sponsors for the product that you gave for the campaign.
    Thanks for the bloggers that take all of us wantobes up under your wing and sponsor us for this campaign.

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  164. 1. I follow Amanda
    2. I left her a love note because I hope to meet her soon at the Modern quilt guild and see her awesome fabric and quilts in person.

    3. I obviously follow mme Samm, my personal inspiration and heroine, and am sort of sad that she has 10,000 daily emails and I feel like I am now lost in an ocean of her adoring fans. You take care of yourself, Samm, in the midst of this fabulous event.

    I am a quilter

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  165. I am a follower of Stash Manicure and Amanda's blog as well. I love her fabric lines and her patterns!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  166. I'm now following Amanda and Madame Samm both! Thank you for the lampshade tutorial - I'm offering a tootorial on my blog today at RocknQuilts.blogspot.com

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  167. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for the tutorial, she makes it look sew easy. I am new follower of Amanda. Thank you both for the opportunity to win these great give aways.

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  168. I read Amanda's blog and thought I followed her before, but I do now. That is such a cute bedroom and a great tutorial. I really really love that fabric.

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  169. I'm staying at a friends house this week and we are having problems with the browser - I can't see any buttons for followers, not even on my own blog. I promise to join Amandas blog as soon as I get home. Hope it is no problem.
    I'm a quilter and adore the new line. Best wishes from Finland!

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  170. Hi, I am a new follower to Amanda's blog and also follow here at SM. I love the lamp tutorial and think it would be lovely in the blue and brown squares print from the Swiss Chocolate- Mocha collection. I just love her fabrics:) Thanks again for the awesome giveaway and for the awesome guest line-ups:) I am loving this Wantobe campaign!!!

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  171. Thanks for the chance ot win. Lvoe you blog and your giveaways.

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  172. Great tutorial!! Another awesome chance to win great stuff!! Thanks!

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  173. I'm already following Amanda. She has a wonderful blog and her lampshade tutorial is great. Especially using her new Veranda fabric collection. Love it. I've always wanted to make a fabric lampshade and now I know how to do it! I also follow Madame Samm and Stash Manicure, my every morning to to blog. (Except Sundays.)

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  174. Forgot to say I'm sponsored by Lilypadquilting. Sorry about that.

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  175. Found out thru Jane @ Jane's Fabrics I was a no reply blogger. She linked me to the instructions so hopefully I'm okay now. Now off to Amanda's blog to leave another comment.

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  176. Great tutorial! Lovely lampshade! I'm a faithful follower of Amanda's blog, and love her fabric designs. :) Thanks for the giveaway today!

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  177. I' already following Amanda's blog and your blog too. Very nice tutorial by Amanda, and I love the Veranda fabrics. Still keeping my fingers crossed for Sue at Quilt Times and myself to be todays winners.

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  178. Great tute. Thank your for doing it and thank you sponsors. I'm a new follower on your site through Blogger -- hopefully I did that right.

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  179. I'm still a wannabe, but I just wanted to comment and say I LOVE this project! I can handle that. :) Thanks for sharing and I already love Amanda's blog.

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  180. I just became a follower of Amanda's blog. I didn't know her or her fabric line and patterns. Thank you madame Samm for introducing them to me!

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  181. Follow both of your blogs nad of course would love to win

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  182. Great tutorial! Really enjoying the excellent ideas. I became a follower of Amanda's and I am registered at Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  184. wow, just can't get over how terrific your prizes are for this campaign! You are a g-e-n-i-u-s for coming up with this idea!
    I'm already a follower on both blogs... love that lampshade!

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  185. I love the lampshade and it comes at exactly the right time, I had already bought a cheap simple lampshade.
    Yes, I'm an old follower here and a new at Amanda's blog.
    Thankt for another fantastic give away.

    Dya/Brenis- heydiddlewool

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  186. Great tutorial--such a good idea (and way to cover an old lampshade)! Lovely fabrics too--simply scrumptious!

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  187. Oh and I'm a quilter and a follower (of both blogs) too!

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  188. I am a new follower on Amanda's site. What a great idea, I love her tutorial for covering the lamp shade. I have a bedroom to re-do and I will have to give this a try!

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  189. Another great tutorial. Thanks for pulling all this together and introducing me to so many great blogs (and it's only just begun!). Inow follow Amanda's blog and already follow this blog!

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  190. Loved the tutorial...thanks! I'm a follower of Amanda's blog and this one and have really enjoyed the guest bloggers (and the give-sways are great).

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  191. Great Lampshade it really goes with the room. Follower of both sites! And Amy at Diary of a Quilter is my sponsor. Would love the Fabric!!!!

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  192. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    Amanda, I am just drooling!! I just Love the Colors of your New Line Veranda!! Thank~you so much for this Tutorial it is just Perfect for the Shades I need to cover!! I am a New Follower of your Blog and I signed up to receive your posts to my email!!
    Thanks Amanda!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  193. This is so cute!!! I can't wait to move from "Wantobe Quilter" status to "Talented enough to cover a lampshade with my favorite fabric" status!!!

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  194. I'm your follower, registered with Ellison Lane Quilts. I'm dreaming up a lampshade with a scrappy pieced cover for my living room.

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  195. I'm a new follower of Amanda.

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  196. "I am a Wantobe Quilter" My Sponsor is Michelle@theraspberryrabbits

    Madamme Samm,
    I am a follower here. I just have to comment everyday even on Sponsor days. I am learning, and enjoying this campaign sooo much!! Your chosen Guests are just over the Moon fabulous, just loving all of this!!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  197. I am a follower on both this site and have been following Amanda regularly for some time. I love Veranda!

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