Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wantobe Quilter Guest #3 Joan with her orange you glad you have them -Storage bags

"Orange" you glad you stumbled across this fabulous blog? Today we are going to put together something we can "all" use every day. Threads, notions, pieces and parts, patterns and pages, where do we put them all? How do we store them? Transporting them all to classes, seeing where things are...   Help me, Help me!!!

Now, your just gonna love how fast and easy it is going to be to accomplish, even for brand new sewers and quilters. So lets jump in and get our feet wet! Supplies are simple, we are going to need some transparent plastic, ribbon, fabric for binding(leftover binding if you have it, is perfect) and Velcro along with our regular sewing supplies and we are ready to go! Oh yes, when stitching on plastic, we need either a Teflon foot for the sewing machine, or some tear away stabilizer, which I personally love. It makes things very easy to sew and rips right off when your done. That darn plastic loves to cling to the foot and bed of our machines.

The transparent plastic we are going to need, comes from fabric stores in the USA, like JoAnn's Fabrics, Hancock's, Hobby Lobby and Wal Mart's if you are lucky enough to still have one by you that sells fabric. I seldom see plastic in quilt shops. It does come in different weights. I personally like the medium weight. It is heavy enough for my needs and still very easy to stitch on. This photo shows the paper that comes with this particular brand, if you have never seen it before.






Let's start by cutting a piece of plastic 7 1/2" wide and 18" long. It's hard to see, so I put a piece of tear away under it.
Find the center of each 7 1/2" side, which is going to be the top of our bag when complete. Mark it, as best you can. I used a pen. You don't want to use a pin, or you will have a hole in the plastic. You are going to take a 3" piece of ribbon, fold it in half and stitch it to that center mark on each end. These will be our tabs for opening our bag when it's complete.



Now, we are going to cut 2,   1 1/4" wide pieces of fabric for binding, the tops of our bag. Fold it over 1/4" and press.



 Flip your bag over, so the ribbon we just attached is on the bottom and stitch your binding down on each end. Your just folded and pressed side is at the bottom. Placing the tear away stabilizer underneath, will keep the plastic from sticking to the bed of the machine.





Rip off the tear away, flip over your binding and stitch it down to the front side. You will be putting the tear away under you foot for this step, again. Just "butt" it up to your binding so the plastic is covered and doesn't drag on your machine foot. When complete we will just tear it off again.


Here we are going to attach a 7 1/4" piece of Velcro to each end, "butting" it up to the binding we just attached. By using this measurement, it just catches in the side seam and holds, but doesn't add too much bulk in the seam. Make sure your ribbon side is face down and the ribbon is pulled up and out of the way before you stitch the Velcro down. Hook side on one end and loop side on the other.


Almost to the finish line here. We are now going to fold our bag in half, sticking the Velcro together, forming our bag. Cut a 2" wide piece fabric for the binding. Measure carefully the length you will need for each side allowing a little extra to press under at the top and bottom of each piece. We are going to attach it just like we were binding a quilt.
                                                       This is what my bag looked like, before I pulled the tear away off. I am going to flip my bag over one last time and stitch the binding down.


VIOLA!! "Orange" you surprised at how easy that was?  This one is the size of a quart ziploc bag, but I of course, don't need to tell you, this can be done in any number of sizes, to fit our stitching needs. "Citrus" to say - oops I mean suffice to say, I am now organized and I can "see" what I need, for my next project!   

Hop on over to MooseStashQuilting, become a follower if your not already. Leave a comment on my blog, as I will be sending a set of  bags to one lucky person! I'll be picking a winner on the 6th so don't delay! Hope to see you there...PS: Thank you sooooooo much "M" Samm for having me back. I am thrilled to be a part of this "great" time on Stash Manicure!

Thank you Joan...of course that your bags were made in orange
is an absolute surprise wink... no really she had done this before
she knew of the color of our campaign
YES another serendipity moment!
Great tut....btw!

Todays GIVEAWAY #3
is for WANTOBE QUILTERS
This is what you will win...
THE top 3 rulers from

All the links to all the rulers are on the side bar under
Creative Grid. It will take you to each page and give you
a description ...
 ON a personal note this company Creative Grid...
is by far the most amazing, detailed, quick service.
get what you ask for company I have had to deal with..
And that means sew much to me...
They always answered my calls, they were funny..
I like that a lot and the President also owns
Checker Distributors..Did you know that?
NOW if I had stamp of MADAME SAMM APPROVED
they would get it...

 click to enlarge images..


 All 3 of these top 3 rulers can be found on the side
bar under Creative Grid....
( ahhh the hydrangeas, stay in my garden, sorry) 

And this Lazy Angle ruler is for our
Blog Sponsor...SEE, when your Wantobe Quilter
Wins, the blog sponsor does too..
That is someone who does blog post updates,
has a button on their blog ...yes YOU! 
Joan from Lazy Girl Designs..
 even has a how to on her blog
( she is the designer of this ruler for Creative Grid)
The winner will also be wining a couple of her purse patterns too!
( this for sponsor only)  She is an amazing lady too...
She would also get my stamp..

Want to WIN these? 
( don't be like me and have ohhhh far too many that don't do what these do
and that is stick on your fabric..no sliding here...
I don't even have these 4...)


Sew here is what you do...
Follow us here on Stash Manicure......tell us you are...( we check wink)
Please follow JOAN. .because she went to a lot of time to
give us another delicious tut...
and please tell us you are a WANTOBE Quilter..

Now the Quilters can still leave comments...
sew please tell us you are a quilter.
( sew at least we will know)


That is it for me today...
wink...

p.s winner announced tomorrow morning..!


199 comments:

  1. I really thought how handy the bags were that they were orange and figured Madame Samm had special ordered them ... geez you ladies are good! Love the bags and your tutorial makes them look real do-able :) thank you!!

    Rose Grace follower, hosted by Why-Knot?

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  2. I love the little plastic bags! And hope to make some soon.
    Lotta in Sweden

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  3. I would love to be a quilter! :) Thank you, Joan, for the wonderful gifts that were contributed to this giveaway! :)

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  4. I'm SUCH a wannabe quilter and these rulers would be FABULOUS! So would these clear project bags. Thanks for the tutorial down to the little tricks that make things easier. I imagine.

    I'm on team Lily Pad Quilting.

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  5. Hello again, I'm Penny and I'm a follower, hosted by Jane's Fabrics and now a follower of Joan's. I couldn't leave a comment on Joan's blog yet, will try later in the day. But, she didn't say what size needle she uses or how long her stitches are. I made perforated plastic, ready to rip off, the only time I used clear vinyl. I really did appreciate her tip about using the tear away paper, I used tissue and it slipped all over the place.

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  6. These bags are so cute and look easy to make. I am a WANTTOBE Quilter and my sponsor is Happy Quilting.

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  7. Of course I follow Stash Manicure, and now I follow Jane. I am a quilter.

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  8. I'm a follower of both Stash Manicure and Jane. What a great tutorial! I'm definitely a Wanttobe quilter. Team Ellison Lane Quilts (:

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  9. I am a wantobe quilter. I follow stash manicure and now Joan. I arrived here via diary of a quilter. Thanks again for putting this all together, you are a clever bunch. Those rulers look ace!

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  10. Thanks so much for the tutorial and for putting this all together! I am here via Diary of a Quilter.

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  11. These bags are such a neat idea! Thank you so much. I'm following both stashmanicure and jane. And I'm definitely a wanttobe quilter and I'm team Amy@diaryofaquilter.

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  12. How fun is that!!! I am reading every day, and having so much fun. Thanks to all the wonderful posters and sponsors! And a big THANK YOU to Samm for all her hard work. (And believe me, I know she has been working hard!!)

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  13. Enjoying the daily posts and looking at the guest posters' blogs. I am a quilter and follow Stash Manicure...and now, MooseStash Quilting!

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  14. Wow, what a great project. I am a wannabe quilter and signed up thru Lily Pad Quilting.

    Off to check out Joan's blog and start following it!

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  15. Great post today. The personally made bags certainly make them just perfect for someone like me who is a blue person. All the bags could be in tones of blues...batiks for sure! I feel the sewing bug coming on. Maybe it will bite in the night & I will be in a full blown sew-alert in the morning.
    Thanks for inspiring,
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  16. Great tutorial...love being organized and this is a fun way to do so!! I'm a follower of Stash Manicure; a wantobe quilter and my sponsor is Kelly @ I Have A Notion.

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  17. Those are such neat storage bags. I'm going to have to make some. I am a follower of Jane and this site.

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  18. Those storage bags are really cute and would be terribly convenient for storing so many things! Thank you for the tutorial!!! I'm a follower of this blog and I'm heading over to Joan's blog now to follow her. I'm a Want to Be Quilter, so I need all the advice and tutorials I can get!!! Thanks for the chance to win! And thank you for the tutorial again!

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  19. Neat idea! The tutorial was done so well. Thank you.
    I am a follower of Stash Manicure and Shell at raspberry rabbit is my host blog.

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  20. I am a Wantobe Quilter signed up with Linda at Stray Stitches -

    Those bags look pretty handy - I can think of many uses for them & I love the color !!
    Thank you for the tutorial ;)

    I am following Stash Manicure & I am now following Joan - Thanks for the link !!

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  21. I am a WANTOBE Quilter..
    A quilter will never be a quilter without a ruler.. :D
    Thanks for a chance...
    I team up with Staci from http://theconfusedquilter.blogspot.com/

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  22. I'm a WanToBe Quilter and I follow both this blog and now Joans as well. I'm hosted by Jane's Fabric, today she showed us how not be a noreply blogger. Now I'm gonna go look up why you need more then one ruler.

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  23. What a great tutorial. I'm a definite WANTOBE quilter--so new to this game that I only just started sewing my first quilt two days ago! These rulers would be a fantastic addition to my tiny (as of now) supply/tool kit. I'm a follower here, I just started following Joan (can't wait to explore her blog some more), and I'm sponsored by Amy @ Diary of a Quilter.

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  24. i'm a wantobe better quilter! and also, a follower of you and now joan's as well. and if she'll claim me, heather from quilt.cook.keep. sent me over :)

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  25. I am a wantobe quilter. I follow Stash Manicure and now I follow Joan on Moosestash Quilting. i'm here through Amy at Dairy of a Quilter
    lemaeallen at yahoo dot com

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  26. I am a Wantobe new quilter and now a follower of Joan's @ Moosestash Quilting as well as Madame Samm's. This is all new to me but having a ball trying to figger it all out. I know absolutely nothing about bloggs and very little about quilting so the learning curve is huge. Janet @ Caribou Crossing Chronicles has sent me and I am having a great trip so far.

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  27. Hi (I am a quilter) what a great tutorial to make these bags! They look quite easy to do, and really useful being see through too. I tried to leave a comment for yesterday etc., but must have got the time difference wrong, as my comment wouldnt show up. Never mind, I have another chance at winning tomorrow! Thankyou Mdm. Samm, Hugs n Blessings from Sue in South Australia x

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  28. I follow you :) Love this blog!

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  29. I am sponsored by Corrie of Quilt Taffy (I think she never responded to my send information but I'm sticking with her). I am a wanttobequilter and these rulers would be a wonderful edition to my almost empty ruler collection!

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  30. i follow who would not it is great :))thanks madame samm.

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  31. I was so inspired by Joan's well done tutorial. It is a great idea! I am a follower and a quilter, and if I were to win, I would donate my rulers to the new quilters in the little quilt group here on the island, as I already have them. I have great fun sewing with the ladies here. They are mostly all new to quilting and showing them the ropes has been exciting a fun journey. ~karen

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  32. i am a want to be quilter i am following joans blog,i have one ruler would love some more the one i do have though is creative grids.thanks for the chance to win .

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  33. I'm a quilter ( my sister is a wantobe and I can always share stuff with her ; just thought I'd tell you that ! wink wink ....)
    I'm a follower of Joan's now
    I sent a sponsor request through Melissa @ HappyQuilting
    and boy oh boy is this a fabulouse giveaway (and my sister's birthday is in Sept!!!) and so far this campaign has been a blast ! thanks !

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  34. I am a quilter and my niece is a wannabe...but she doesn't do computer stuffs. I love the tut. I was especially impressed with the trick of using the tearaway for this. Thanks Joan.

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  35. Those rulers would really help me get started. I could use them to make this project couldn't i?

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  36. grazie per il tutorial e per questa opportunità
    ti ha suggerito anche Marlene at Stitchinbythelake allora sei una quilter famosa :-)
    ciao rosa.kreattiva

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  37. What a wonderful morning it is and so wonderful to come here and find the tute on these awesome bags! Thanks Joan!! You have givem me one more item to put on my "want" list!

    Please add my granddaughter, Allie Coburn, who is registered, to the drawing as she is the wanttobequilter here!

    I have been over to Joan's blog and left her some love and am her newest follower!

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  38. Wow, these bags are really neat and can be used for many things. I am not very organized and I see them helping me to get rid of some of the clutter I have in certain rooms of my home. By the way, I am a wannabe quilter and am here thanks to Paul @ Outnumbered Quilter.

    Angie Black
    ab050565@aol.com

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  39. Thanks, Samm, for another wonderful guest speaker. I am now a follower of Joan. Neat bags! I'm also your follower here at Stash. Those rulers look fabulous! Dorian from Ridge Top Quilts is my sponsor.

    Carol (NJ)

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  40. Here I am - a wanabe quilter - I follow stash manicure and Jane and my sponsor Amy of Diary of a Quilter. This is so much fun!

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  41. I follow "stash" and also "moose". I am a quilter. Loved the bag tute. I am a quilter.

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  42. I'm a new quilter and follower, these rulers rock!

    bendingpins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. I'm a WANTOBE Quilter!

    bendingpins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I am a follower of stash and of Janes... and I am a wantabe. I love the bags. My first thought was they would be cute gift bags for Christmas gifts. Jannis/jannbill@nktelco.net

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  45. I'm a follower here and of Janes! And I'm a wantabe - Jenny.

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  46. From a fellow quilter...These are great bags Joan, thanks so much for a nice tute on them! I have yet to make some, and it looks so easy.

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  47. i follow your blog, i am a quilter!

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  48. I am now a follower of Joan. I loved her instructions and will be making these for some up coming trips.

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  49. I'm following through Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    I {heart} these bags and went over to Moose Stash Quilting and told Joann so!! I'm loving Wantobe Quilter!!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  50. I am a follower of Stash manicure.

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  51. I'm a quilter, just leaving some words of gratitude for a great tutorial and a swell idea! Who needs those expensive bags that zip and loc (tho we won't mention the brand name, wink) when you can make these in just the sizes you need! Joan, thank you! I would never have dreamed that I could stitch on that without having it split in two! Great tips!
    Jacque at Lilypadquilting (pen name Snoodles!)

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  52. My daughter loved this tut (so did I - I buy all kinds of "bags" for the projects I'm making). She said that would be great to learn to do.

    I've been following Sew Manacure for awhile and love the different guests that are nice to post.

    Will go and explore Moose Stash Quilting after this post.

    Thank you for another opportunity for my daughter.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  53. I'm a quilter. Congratulations, Tabitha! Thanks for the tutorial, Joan! Good luck everyone! Madame Samm, THANK YOU for ALL you do!!

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  54. I am a follower and a beginner quilter. Have a 12 1/2" CC square and love it, so would love some more sizes. Thank you for the give away!

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  55. Really love the tutu. I visited Joan's blog and now I follow it. I'm here today from Mrs. Jane at grandmamas stories. Thank you for all of the work you put into doing this giveaway.

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  56. What a cool tutorial. Simply sweet, like an orange!

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  57. Hi Madame Samm. Just followed Joan's blog. I'm a Wantobe Quilter. Enjoying the tutes and giveaways! My sponsor is Robyn from Stitchin' Time.

    Thanks!

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  58. I've become a MooseStashQuilting follower because I'd love a chance to win those clear vinyl bags. Such a clever idea! If I don't win, I'll definitely be making several, thanks to the excellent tutorial. So... I follow Joan; I follow Madame Samm; I'm a quilter; I'm on team Marlene Bush.

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  59. I was sent by Melissa Corry at Happy Quilting as a wantobe quilter. Thanks for the chance to win and the great tutorial. I am a follower of stash manicure and became a follower of Joan. Thanks!

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  60. I'm a total wantobe, sponsored by the Describe Happy blog!!

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  61. I loved this column. I am hosted by Jane'sFabrics and have become a Moosestash fan/follower

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  62. Hi! I follow you and Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts. I love the clear bags. I'll have to make some if I don't win her giveaway! Thanks so much.

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  63. Love, love, love all the tips, tricks and ideas! You ladies have outdone yourselves!
    Sponsored by Diary of a Quilter Blog

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  64. These bags are a great idea! I finally figured out what you meant by "follow" stash manicure, so I do that now. More importantly, you are in my google reader, which is where I actually see blogs!

    I'll make sure to add Joan too. Those rulers look fantastic- I just got my first quilt ruler and couldn't believe what a difference it makes (from using the edge of a yardstick), but it still slips a bit.

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  65. Hi, I just found you and I'm so glad,, just last night I started my second quilt,, I'm a follower and I'm heading ove r to Moose Stah Quilting right now!

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  66. I love this blog! I don't have any rulers and am definitely a wannabe quilter! I also follow Jane and other blogs via google reader.

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  67. Very cool! I have been using the jumbo slide lock bags (when I can find them), but how awesome to just make my own.

    Thanks!
    Sent by Melissa Corry/Happy Quilter
    "Wantobe" Quilter :D

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  68. Love the bags. I'm a wantobe and the rulers that you are offering are great! Thanks for the great giveaway. Jane's Fabric is my sponser! Love you guys to pieces!

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  69. Post #46 - forgot to mention that Nan of Pots and Pins is my sponsor with all my info!

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  70. I'm a quilter and loved the tutorial for the bags - I'll definitely be making some of those since I already have the plastic. :) And I can personally testify that Creative Grids Rulers are the only ones I will buy or use any more - and I've had many brands over the years. blessings, marlene

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  71. I love those little bags. I could use those for all kinds of little things! I am sponsored by Jane janesfabrics.blogspot.com. I am a wantobe quilter. Thanks for the giveaway and the tutorial.

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  72. I am a wantobe quilter!! I follow stash manicure and now Joan. These rules look extremely handy, esp the one with the angle! I haven't tried anything with angles yet, needless to say! Thanks a bunch!

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  73. I am a WANTOBE quilter. =]

    I follow this blog and am off to check out Joan's blog. =)

    I was sent by Angela @ SFQuilts.

    These rulers are awesome!

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  74. I am a Wantobe Quilter and my sponsor is Amy @ Diary of a Quilter. I am following Stash Manicure and now Joan as well. I can't get enough of these blogs! They are fabulous!

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  75. A wantobe quilter/sewer. Love the bags, so many uses for them. I now follow.

    Diane @ Lavender Dreams sent me over.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  76. I am a wantobe quilter and follow stash and Janes Fabric. I was sent by Janes Fabrics. I LOVE the orange bags...I love anything orange! I will also be following Joan, thanks, love.robin68@yahoo.com

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  77. I love these bags! You can make lots of different sizes and use them for multiple purposes. I am a Wantobe Quilter and I am signed up with Paul over at Outnumbered Quilter! I'm following Stash Manicure and Moose Stash, as well!

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  78. I am a Wantobe Quilter with 1 quilt ruler... that has a nice BIG chip in the corner. :)

    I just made a visit to Joan & became a follower.

    Brenis of That Thing I do is my sponsor :)

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  79. Hello! I follow Amy at Diary of a Quilter. These rulers would be great!

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  80. I am a wantobe quilter from Amy@Diary of a quilter. I follow this stash manicure. Love the rulers they would be great.

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  81. Love this project bag tute - how very wonderful that it is already in orange!!!
    Great project for a NewBee!

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  82. What a great tutorial. This will make great Christmas gifts for my quilty and (Wannabe) friends. I am a regular follower of Stash Manicure.

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  83. I am a quilter and I really love these bags! A fantastic idea and I will definitely be making some. Thanks so much Joan for this great tutorial! I visited your blog and it is completely delightful so I am a new follower there. Hugs...

    OH...I gotta have a set of those rulers too!!! Terrific. Can't have too many rulers you know, besides, they keep improving them, LOL. Hugs...

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  84. Love this idea from Joan. I hopped over and became a follower of hers. I am also a follower of Stash Manicure. Thanks for all the great fun!!

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  85. This quilter says that she loves the storage bag tutorial!

    I love keeping my yarn and fabric in the big clear zipper bags that bedding comes in, but it never once occurred to me that I could make my own! Thanks!

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  86. Awesome! Maybe someday when I get sewing on fabric down pat I can try plastic. :) Thanks for the tutorial. I followed Joan (and already follow SM of course), and my sponsor is Staci Payne from The Confused Quilter.
    Thanks!

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  87. What a great idea. I also use the clear zippered bags that bedding and curtains come in to store/organize projects. With this tutorial, I can make any size I need! Thanks, Joan! (I'm a quilter) ...Karen

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  88. love it! i am following stash manicure :)

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  89. Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling sent me and I am happy she did. I love the bags and would love the rulers. Thanks, for the opportunity to win!

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  90. Found you from Amy@Diary of a Quilter. Love the bags and the rulers! So
    inspired to get started with quilting!

    Beth

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  91. love the bags thanks for the great idea

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  92. I'm a follower and now I follow Joan too. I'm a quilter want to be. Thanks Madamn Samm for all you do:)

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  93. How could I not follow stash manicure?! I'm here from Diary of a Quilter. Thanks!
    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. What a great post! I am so swamped with work yet all I want to do is make some of these bags! Is it bad to call in sick when your husband is the boss?!? I'll find a way - these are so cute and practical!!! Thanks! Off to follow her blog! xo, Nan

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  95. I'm following now! I wanna be a quilter and wanna win some awesome stuff! I was sent here by Manda with stayathomelibrarian, I'm off to follow Joan!

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  96. I follow this blog and I am a novice quilter. This package would be incredible. My ruler slips all the time, making me hit it with my rotary. Thanks for the chance!

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  97. Hi there, Im a wanabe quilter and really wana have these rulers! Im a follower of your blog and my sponsor is Happy Quilting.
    Thank you!

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  98. I am a wantobe quilter from Amy@Diary of a quilter. I follow stash manicure as well as Joan's blog now. Love the rulers they would be great. Thanks

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  99. I follow you and I follow Joan, and I am a WANTOBE Quilter....... and I want to win!

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  100. I am a WANTOBE quilter, signed up with Shell at the Raspberry Rabbits. I love the tutorial and I do plan to give this a try. I visited Joan and now follower her blog.

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  101. Good Morning, I am Sue, I am a follower of this blog (thank you Madam Samm for all you do). Wendy from 'Why Knot Kwilt' is my host/sponser. I am a wantobe quilter. I became a follower of Joan this morning, I really loved her clear bags, who would have known?

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  102. Hi! Diane of Lavender Dreams is my sponsor and I'd love to enter your giveaway!
    XO
    Cindy

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  103. I'm a quilter. Great tut, Joan!!! I will make some of these project bags for door prizes!!!

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  104. I'm a wanabe quilter. I follow Amy @Dairy of a Quilter, your blog and today I became a follower of Joan this morning...Love the clear bags..great tut..Love your giveaway... Madam Samn we can not thank you enough for this fun experience...

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  105. I'm a WANTOBE quilter! I found out about this through Amy at Diary of a Quilter. I discovered her site this weekend, now I'm a follower of Joan, too! Yay :-)

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  106. Don't count me - I just want to thank Joan for the AWESOME bag tutorial! My cats love to eat thread and that isn't good. We store it in boxes and zippie bags but these would be much more pretty for all my little bits. Thanks for the great tutorial!

    And wantobes - these rulers look awesome! also a great set of sizes for when you start your quilt addictions!

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  107. What an awesome tutorial Joan!

    I'm definitely a wantobe quilter and was sent over by Melissa of Happy Quilting!

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  108. IAMAQUILTER...and I want to make these bags! I thought they were in the Giveaway until I kept reading. great Post!!
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  109. I'm a WANTOBE Quilter. I follow both of you and I'm excited about the great giveaway!

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  110. What a great idea. I love them and will make a few too. I became a follower of Moosestash quilting. She has a nice blog I will visit and snoop around later. I am sure i will find a project to add to my list that is after this one.


    thanks
    cathy

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  111. found your blog by way of Jillily studio and became a follower of your blog today!

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  112. I am a Wantob Quilter and follower of this blog! and Joan's now. I love this campaign. Thank you so much! I came over from Michelle @ The Raspberry Rabbits Blog.

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  113. Well I don't know, which am I a Quilter or a Wantobe Quilter. So much to learn, so many new tools and techniques! I am registered with Ellison Lane Quilts...

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  114. Gorgeous bags and such creativity. I am registered with Jane's Fabric and can't wait to get started on my first quilting project!

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  115. I follow you both and I'm a wantobe quilter!

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  116. Love the Lazy Angle Ruler & book Lazy & Lovin It!

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  117. Thank you for doing this. I have learned a lot already. Thank you Corrie for guiding me here.

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  118. Oooh! I love these bags. I would have never even attempted something like this. What a great idea. I am a WantToBeQuilter. I am registered with Happy Quilting Melissa.

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  119. I'm a wantobe quilter and now a follower of yours and Joan's. :) This is a fantastic site!

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  120. Hi, I follow you and Joan. So far I'll I've made is a 9-patch...I'd like to work up from there!

    avroradavidovna at gmail dot com

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  121. I am a WANTOBE Quilter and my sponsor is Janes at janesfabrics.blogspot.com. I am following Joan as of today. Thanks so much for the giveaways.
    Marie

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  122. This Wantobe wants to win these rulers!!! I follow MooseStash... Snooflz sent me from lilypad quilting. Thanks! Jennifer

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  123. Everything looks super groovy. Love the rulers.

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  124. Excellent tutorial...love it. Great for beginning stitchers as well as more experienced folks.

    Creative Grids Rulers are EXCELLENT Rulers ...I wish I had known about them when I first started quilting. The Wantobe Quilters who are reading these posts are so very lucky being introduced to them early on.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  125. What a great tutorial! These bags are great! I am going to try to make them! I am a follower of this wonderful blog and I am now following Joan!
    I am a wantobe and my blog sponsor is Jane's Fabrics!

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  126. hi Im a wanna be quilter and a followerof this site and Janes fabric

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  127. Those bags are so neat! I can already thing of a million different things I'd use them for! Hope to be making some soon! :) I am a Wantobe Quilter and my girl is Jane from Jane's Fabrics. Thanks for all the time you put into this Samm and guest bloggers!!

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  128. Those bags are adorable! And just so useful. I would totally make one to store any potential future Quilt blocks :-) I'm a wanttobe with Mary Ann @ custom quilting, and I friended Jane as required.

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  129. I am a wantobe quilter. I follow stash manicure and now Joan. I arrived here via diary of a quilter. Thanks again for putting this all together.

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  130. Very nice tutorial! I am a wantobe quilter and I am now following Joan, too. I follow Amy at DOAQ and thanks again for the giveaways!

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  131. Hi, I am a long time Wantobe Quilter. I'm sponsored by Easily Distracted Debra. I think your blogs are great & hoping someday I will be a quilter too. Thanks for the blogs.

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  132. Hi~~ I am a learning quilter and enjoy learning on line as well as "creating" at home. Thank you for your useful information!

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  133. I'm a wantobe quilter sent by Melissa Corry! I'm a follower of Joan now too. THanks!!

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  134. I'm a wantobe quilter with Jane and now a follower of Joan. I want to be a fulltime quilter but need more supplies and training.

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  135. I'm a Wantobe Quilter. Jennifer from Ellison Lane sent me.
    This is an awesome tut!
    I am learning so much and getting so many ideas. I just need the right tools.

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  136. I love this tutorial and have never used plastic before.

    I'm a quilter (but still in the beginner category).

    My sponsor is Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  138. Forgot to mention my sponsor in the post I deleted!! Sorry Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts!

    I checked out Joan's blog - very neat stuff. I'm now following.

    I'm a quilter but still beginner.

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  139. Oh, I'm a Wantobe, alright! Linda from Stray Stitches is my sponsor. Can I just say how smart you all are?! What a great tutorial. How come I can't even think of the most obvious creations? Now if someone could make a tutorial on zippers that is just as clear, I'd be thrilled. Thanks for hosting such a great event. It really is what I've been looking for.

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  140. I am a WANTOBE Quilter and really think those bags are cute and would come in handy. My sponsor is Jillily Studio and Im also a follower of Joans blog.

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  141. I am a quilter, need I say more? Great tutorial, Joan! Thank you for being so generous with your giveaway. I'm welcoming Wantobes & Quilters far and wide! ~Kd
    www.KdQuilts.com

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  142. OMG, I love the bags!!! Now I am a follower of MooseStash quilting. These are so useful and now you can make them with fun colors!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  143. handy, cute bags and a great tutorial. i'm a new follower of joan's and a follower of yours and a wantobe quilter, yes i am! melissa from happy quilting sent me.
    thanks, hope i win!

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  144. What a great tut!

    I am a follower of your blog as well as Joan's!

    I am a wantobe quilter!

    I am being sponsored by Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter!

    kempfyre21{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  145. Im a follower here,Iam a wantobe BETTER quilter.

    Im being sponsored by Diane of Lavender Dreams.

    Im off to follow joans blog.Lovely post today!

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  146. What a great idea and tutorial. I am a quilter and am sponsored by Corrie from Quilt Taffy. I am a follower here and at Moose Stash Quilting.

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  147. I've dabbled in a little quilting, but I want to do more. I'm a followers here.
    My sponsor is Diane at Lavender Dreams.

    Thanks.

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  148. What a great prize. It would be so helpful for me, a wanttobe quilter. I'm just getting started!
    CJ in NC with Shadetree Quilting

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  149. What a cool tutorial! I would have never thought of something like this. Actually, I didn't even know that a plastic sheet like this was so readily available! COOL!

    I'm a wantobe quilter... sent by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  150. *yup..... still a follower
    *yup..... still a wantobe
    *yup.... still don't know much about quilting, grids, cutters.
    *yup.... becoming much more aware of what I must need!
    *yup.... I definitely plan to keep that part a secret from hubbie.... especially while I'm in the wantabe stage :)
    *yup... I'm now a follower of Joan
    *yup.... sent by my best friend, who also happens to be Amy @ A Quilting Sheep
    .....and..... *yup, I'll be checking tomorrow to see if I won!

    Seeeewwwww very grateful for your encouragement of wantobe quilters!!!!!

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  151. Love those orange plastic wallets, I definitely need to get me some of those

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  152. ooh and I'm a wantobe quilter, sent by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  153. Joan that was a wonderful tutorial - and I am always on the look out for organizers and carry alls. I signed up to follow over on your blog. Thanks to Creative Grids for the great rulers - wish I had known about them when I started quilting - would have been so nice. Judy C in NC

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  154. I am a new follower and a wantobe quilter. In fact I just started my very first TB quilt a few mths. ago. I have been wanting to learn for yrs. and finally made the jump. I came over from Jillily Studio.
    Your bags are darling!
    Please come over for a visit and become a follower too.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Tanya~friendshipcrossing.blogspot.com

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  155. I'm a follower, and was sent here by Ellison Lane Quilts, which I also follow. While I'm a quilter, I am entering on behalf of my niece, who is a want-to-be quilter. She won't be participating in this incredible giveaway because she is on strict bed rest awaiting the birth of her son...and for her, bed rest is also computer rest. (Drag, huh?) So, if I am the lucky winner, I'll be making her a quilty care package that would brighten her day.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  156. Woof! Woof! Great plastic storage. I'm here in behalf of my mom who wantobe a quilter. Our sponsor site is Describe Happy. This giveaway will be very handy. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  157. I am a follower and a new follower to Moose. Jane's Quilts is my sponsor. Thanks mcerb8628@elmore.rr.com

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  158. I am already a quilter --- just want to have more time to practice my skills! I like the bag tutorial --- clear plastic and you can "see" what's in them. Thanks!
    quiltschon@att.net

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  159. Those rulers would help a lot lol... I am a WANTOBE and a follower here and on Joan's blog and my sponsor is Patty from http://ncweekendquilter.blogspot.com

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  160. I forgot to say that I am sent by Raspberry Rabbits. http://theraspberryrabbits.blogspot.com/ Don't you just love the name of her blog! I chose hers just because of the creativity of the name.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  161. Hi there! I'm a wantobe and would LOVE to win these! I follow Joan and my sponsor is Jane at Jane's Fabrics and Quilts - http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/ . Thank you so much for this wonderful campaign!!!

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  162. I'm a follower of both blogs and my sponsor is Shannon at Nunu's Quilt World. :)

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  163. I am a follower! Quilt Taffy! So amazing!

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  164. My sponsor is Shannon from Nunu's Quilt World. I am a wanna be quilter. I follow Joan, too! XD

    Thank you for putting this together for all of us wanna bes!!!!!

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  165. Cool tutorial! I'm a quilter but love the information on how to make those neat little bags.

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  166. I follow you everywhere and I follow Joan now too. I am a want to be quilter but have no idea how to get a sponsor and I really really really want the Lazy Girl Ruler. Thank you so much for all of your hard work.

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  167. Love the tutorial! Awesome bags and they could be made any size!

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  168. Hello! I'm a quilter and I am following Joan now. I am also following Stash Manicure!

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  169. Those bags look like they would be really handy for storing all kinds of things! Thank you for the great tutorial.

    I'm Chris, a wantobequilter. I follow here and Joan and was sent over by Melissa on Happy Quilting. These rulers look like they would be very handy since I don't have any!

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  170. Those look awesome!
    Kristy Powell sent by Melissa Corry :)

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  171. I'm a Wantobe Quilter!! My Sponsor is Lily Pad Quilting and I follow both Stash Manicure and MooseStash Quilting!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  172. Hi, I'm commenting for my 12yo Wantobe quilter daughter, Merinda, because the timezones don't match very well between Canada and Australia for her. I've become a follower of Joan's as I love the idea of these storage bags and DD has been saying she needs somewhere to store her little knitting projects so we can make these together.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  173. I'm a wantobe quilter and follow both stash manicure and moosestash quilting.

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  174. I'm a wantobe quilter and follow your blog. I signed up for moosestash too. Great tutorial!

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  175. Sorry...I forgot to add that I was sent over by Lilypadquilting

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  176. I'm a wantobe quilter and a follower sent by Barb at Bejeweled Quilts. So fun. Thanks

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  177. I am a follower and I have a link to you on my left side bar and a link to your M W F give away on my right sidebar. Lavender Dreams is my sponsor.I am new to quilting real quilts and have just made the basic ones with squares and raggy quilts so this will be an experience for me :)
    I have problems leaving a comment through Google but I am Nancy from insidenanashead..I hope this counts as an entry

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  178. I am a wantobe quilter and I just love all of the idea's that come from here! I am here via Why Knot Quilt...

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  179. I've sewn with vinyl before but never thought what cool bags it would make. I've got to try this idea with zippers. Very inspiring indeed!

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  180. I'm gonna give the bags a try! I WantobeaQuilter! It will be a good start for me as I am new to this...The colors are amazing and I think I could spend a small fortune just buying fabric!

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  181. Hi, Madame Samm! I'm a quilter and I'm following Joan now, and I am also following Stash Manicure! Rulers are great, great gift!
    I still can not tell the difference between being a Quilter Wantobe and be a Quilter! It will be for my little knowledge of the language? Hahaha!
    No matter! I said: This is fun!
    A big hug!

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  182. Those bags are COOL! I've used the vinyl for making little pockets for ID's & such, but never thought to make a little baggie out of it. Seems like they'd be great for I-spy bags, too!! I'm a VERY novice quilter!!

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  183. I am a wantobe quilter and I am a follower of Wendy from Why-knot-kwilt as well as following Lady Samm. I have no tools to quilt and would love to use my creative talents to learn how to. Love reading the blog and just soaking up all the information. Thanks

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  184. I'm a wantobe, sponsored by Amy @Diary of a quilter. Following all your guests! Thanks!

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  185. I am a want to be quilter sent here from Custom quilting with Mary Ann! Great tutorial, thanks to Joan for that (I am now following her blog as well).

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  186. I follow stash manicure and moose stash quilting and am definitely a wanna be quilter! I was sent here by Diary of a Quilter. These rulers look great!

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  187. I'm a WANTOBE QUILTER! What a great tutorial - I've bookmarked it! And those rulers look fabulous! My sponsor blog is Jane's Fabrics. I'm also headed over to Joan's blog to sign up & follow her too! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  188. I'm a Wantobe quilter! I follow StashManicure and I now follow Joan. Love the plastic storage bag tutorial. Thanks for having such a great giveaway!

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  189. Oops, I forgot to say I'm sponsored by Diary of a Quilter.

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  190. I am a Wantobe Quilter and am now following Joan. :) I am sponsored by Dorian at Ridge Top Quilts. Thanks for the tutorial, I am thinking of making one for work (since I am required to use a clear purse).

    -Marissa

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  191. Hi, My name is Catherine I am a Wantobe with Jane's Fabric & Quilts. I am a follower of Stash Manicure. I am now following KD Quilts also. I love the tutorials and the inspiration. Thank you.

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  193. I am a wantobe quilter and a follower! Thank you so much!

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  194. I am a wantobe quilter and follower, and a follower to Moose Stash as well, plus a follower to RockinQuilts. What a fun thing you have started. I can't wait for every.single.entry. Thanks
    ~a

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  195. Thats a great tut! I totally love the idea!

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  196. Great little bags! Love the color of orange. I am on team Diane @ Lavender Dreams.

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