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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wantobe Quilter Guest #4 Heather and her perfect point squares.

Hello! I'm Heather and I blog over at quilt.cook.keep. I'm so thrilled to be featured on Stash Manicure today! I met Madame Samm during a Mug Rug Swap on flickr. She was my secret partner. Can you imagine having to sew a project for her? I was quite intimidated. And absolutely unnecessarily. Madame Samm is a sweetheart and very gracious!

A little while back, it was my turn in my on line quilting bee, Bee Vintage. We had been at this bee for several months, and I wanted a way to use up all those little scraps we tend to accumulate. I came up with this tutorial to make the task a little easier. (My bee friends even considered it fun!!) I hope you like it!


Do you cringe at the thought of sewing together 100 2 " squares? Yeah, me too. But here's an easy peasy way to do it. We're going to use Quilter's Grid  QG is an iron on fusible, with a convenient 1" grid printed right on it!

First thing you want to do is tidy up your piece of QG. You don't want any extra hanging out because it is a fusible and will gunk up your iron.


 For demo purposes, I'm going to show you how to do this on a smaller piece of QG. Mine measures 6x6, and I'm using 2" squares (this block is made of Vintage Sheets). Next step, lay out your squares on the grid, and follow the directions that come with the fusible. (I use a hot iron with no steam, pressing, not ironing. You may want to test on a scrap first. The first time I did it, my iron was screaming hot, and it melted everything!)


 We're ready to start sewing. Fold your QG, with the right sides of your fabric together. Fold directly on the grid line. Remember, we have 2" squares here, so fold on the second grid line over.


 Sew it down. A scant 1/4 inch seam here.


 Now's a good time to check the accuracy of our 1/4". My left edge (where I just sewed) comes in at 1 3/4 - just where I want it!


 Once you have all your rows sewn together (let's call these the vertical rows), it looks like this:


 And this:


Take a sharp pair of scissors or snips, and snip the seam allowance, just down to the stitching line. If you snip the sewn line, no big deal, it will get covered up when we sew the horizontal rows. Remember, again, snip every other row.


 We snip into the seam allowance, so we can press the rows in alternating directions, so the next set of seams will nest nicely. And I'm totally embarassed about the state of my ironing board cover and as soon as I'm finished posting this I'm going to make a new one!


Mmmm. Alternating pressing.


Mmmmm. Nesting seams.


 Okay, sew your horizontal seams now and give them a nice pressing. It should look something like this:


 And when you flip it over, it looks like this!


 If this is your test patch, check your size again. My middle guy is
1 1/2" ~ perfect. (And if yours isnt' perfect, ain't no big thing.)


 So, here's my bigger one, all pressed on my grungy ironing board. Since the entire 20" wouldn't fit, I laid it out and pressed it in stages.

 The big block with the vertical rows sewn.

Just snip and sew your horizontals and.....

Ta da! The finished block. Look at how pretty those points are!
Please stop by my blog and say hi and let me know if you have any questions. I hope you'll give this a try!
Thank you Madame Samm for having me here today. I am excited. 


Well dearest Heather....how do you do? 
THAT Ü

Love this tut and adore you, sew thank you for 
being #4 guest here at Sew We Quilt @ Stash Manicure.
* hope you get a new pc soon..she lost everything just recently
but still had her blog online...

Next....

GIVEAWAY for QUILTERS DAY..
( this means you are a quilter...if you do not have a blog
give your data name, phone number, email,
 to someone who either has our button on their
blog or someone on our blog roll)- side bar...

Those who have Blogs enter yourself with I am a Quilter
or something in the verbiage....
Ok, missy perfect points..I am sew impressed...Aren't you all too?

YOU can  win this fat quarter bundle with this delightful pattern..

By Monica Lee Designer and 
who generously supplied us with yardage, upon yardage of two of their most celebrated
new designers..( You will meet her  on another day) 



Look at the pattern Monica supplied ...
Do you know why I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this..?
 I'm telling you anyway....
My first car was a Volkswagen bug in white with a black stripe.
I ride a blue scooter, my husband is a cyclist...
...and psst I just love appliques...


OHHH and look a pillow too...

Here is her entire collection..pretty yes? 

Sew would you like this Quilters?
Go to Heathers BLOG our guest today..
 and follow her...come back..tell us
you did that ( we will be checking)
and follow us here...
Leave a comment
"I am a Quilter" and whatever else you would 

Winner announced at midnight each night...

Good luck Quilters...

Big thanks to Heather, you can make a mug rug
with me anytime.. To Monica and Timeless Treasures
and YOU for still being part of all this..
YOU certainly have the Madame Samm
Stamp of Excellence..
( think I better make one) x


ps. when a winner is chosen through our tech software
I do check to see if you have followed our guest blogger that day,
I do check to be sure you are a follower here..
(confirming that ONLY wantobe quilters and quilters
will win any of our sponsored prizes)
Isn't that nice to hear!
Thought you would like to know that bit of tidbit!

291 comments:

  1. I am a quilter! THanks for the chance to win.

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  2. What a treat!! I purchased a good bit of this beautiful line for my Wantobe Quilter mother and honestly had a few thoughts of getting some for myself I loved it so much! Love the perfect squares and thank you so much for sharing your technique :) Brilliant!! Super day to you all!!

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  3. Hmm - not sure if I'm supposed to leave 1 or two comments, but will wrap it all up in one. :)

    I am a quilter. (But such a newbie I feel presumptuous typing that!) And I now follow Heather's blog. :) And that pillow with the orange calico car on green gingham is so cute!

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  4. Oh Heather, I love this idea. I also need to make a block for a bee using a lot of squares.I am going to do this!!
    Thank you to the sponsors of todays giveaway. Such Yummy fabric and Madame Samm I would love to see you on your scooter! Off to say hi to Heather and follow her blog!

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  5. I follow Heather and follow here too and I'm a quilter :)

    This is such a fun pattern and fabrics ~ perfect for my little niece or nephew on the way! THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I follow Heather and I follow here too.

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  8. I am a quilter. I love these fabrics and that VW mini is the cutest!

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  9. I'm a quilter!!! please pick me to win!

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  10. Enjoyed the tutorial on the perfect squares--will have to give it a try soon--such a great idea! And absolutely love the Now We're Goin' Places line--VW bug brings back a lot of memories! And, I'm a quilter (at least on the good days!) I'm following Heather's blog now too!

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  11. I am a quilter, following “ Rhonda G at Grateful Stitcher.” And you of course! Love the gingham prints!

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  12. I am a quilter, have a blog, follow Heather, follow Stash Manicure.
    Very NICE tutorial. Pictures, too. I saw a piece of Quilters Grid at a LQS a few months ago. Now I know how to use it :)

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  13. I now follow Heather - a follower of Stash - I still like regular piecing , this seems like a lot of extra work and weight to your quilt top. Wonder how you would adjust your machine to handle the grid - you would have to adjust for the thickness.

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  14. I am a quilter! Although I'm still learning...:D There is so much to learn and practice in this craft. I realized it helps to be good with math and geometry. Great tutorial by Heather. Thank you! I'm a follower of Heather's blog.

    Thank you also for another awesome giveaway. Love these fabrics and the pattern is too cute. I'm registered with Jane at Jane's Fabrics.

    Jen
    jmyers0925@yahoo.com (That's a zero before the 9) ;)

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  15. I'm a quilter. Signed up with Diary of a Quilter and am following you and Heather.

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  16. Wonderful prizes. I made an attempt to use the graph stabilizer to help my 12 yr old niece how to do some color plays. Turned out pretty well with minimal distortion for a first try.
    Beckie

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  17. I signed up with Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

    I visited Heather's blog and signed up to follow her. Thanks for the intro--I love her bee blocks and can't wait to see more.

    I also follow you. (I sound like a quilty stalker...but really I'm just an admirer.)

    I can absolutely vouch for Heather's tutorial; I recently did something similar and was so proud of myself for ending up with such gorgeous points and intersections.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  18. Great post! I didn't know that one and am soon going to try it out.
    I'm a quilter and the pattern would just be perfect to make a gift for my best friend.

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  19. I am a quilter and I'm following Heather. I heart that scooter.

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  20. I am a Quilter and I am now following Heather's blog. Great tutorial! Thanks Heather!

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  21. I am a quilter. Thanks for the great tutorial, Heather. I'll have to look for Quilter's Grid and give this a try. I'm following Heather's blog now. I love the pattern and fabric for today's prize!

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  22. Loved Heather's tutorial. I just went to her blog and signed up to follow her blog. I also discovered I needed to sign up to follow Stash Manicure. I'm following both now. That VW and Scooter pattern is the cutest. I'm signed up for this Wantobe Quilter event with Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  23. I am a quilter (woohoo, say it loud, say it proud!) and I follow both blogs :)

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  24. Wonderful tutorial! I'm a quilter (sort of) and signed up with Amy at A Quilting Sheep. You should receive the info soon. Thanks so much for this brilliant idea!

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  25. I'm following Heather and I follow you.

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  26. I am a Quilter:) I am also now following heathers blog. That grid tip has just changed my life.

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  27. I'm a quilter and also a follower of Heather's blog.
    I loved the grid tutorial, it makes things so much easier.
    Great pattern and beautiful bright fabrics.Thanks for the chance.

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  28. I am a Quilter and I follow Stash Manicure and Heathers's blogs! I love the 1" grid - used it to make my son's graduation quilt (I used the grid to make block letters for school's name and the year. Worked great!)

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  29. Wow! That's awesome! IT is getting scrapbooked. :)

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  30. I'm a quilter! That is an awsome way to make small squares...

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  31. Im not commenting just to enter the draw, (although I AM a quilter, and LOVE the fabrics :-) I'm commenting because I love Heather's method, and wanted to say thanks for a great post and super, easy-to-follow instructions! Now off to stalk Heather at her blog!

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  32. I'm a quilter and I follow Stash Manicure, SewCalGal and Quiltville. Thanks for the variety and new ideas.

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  33. Im a quilter! Well..I have all the gear and I have made 1 and a half quilts, I think that still qualifies me !! I have given my info Diary of a Quilter just now :-) I also follow both Heather and your blogs ^.^ Thanks for the post Heather, it was really interesting :)

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  34. I am a quilter...do you know Iv been quilting for over a year and still find it odd to say that out loud! Im now following Heather too. Oh and I follow Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts, think Im supposed to mention that too :-)

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  35. Hello again! I'm a quilter (getting better every day so by the end of all these giveaways I'll be able to say I'm a real quilter, ha!). Thanks so much for this lovely giveaway today, I follow Heather's blog now and it's great to have it on my list. Thanks Dawn (Quilting by Dawn) for sending me here!

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  36. I'm a quilter and follow Heather's blog. Thanks for the chance to win! :) I also gave my info to Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  37. I hope I am eligible. I am a (new) quilter, want to be a better quilter. Amy from diary of a quilter gave me the scoop. I now follow heathers blog too - thanks for the tutorial. I love this!

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  38. I'll pass this along to my machine using friends. It's amazing all the new products out there and a wonder how they can be used. I will be way out of date if I ever return to the US.

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  39. I am a quilter, I follow Heathers blog (I'm registered with Ellison Lane Quilts). I love those fabrics, my first car was an orange VW bug, oh how I miss him, (but it was cold and smelly and all sorts of trouble!).
    thanks for a superb campaign.

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  40. Great tutorial - I'm now a follower of Heather's blog. That applique hanging is gorgeous, and I would love the fabrics.
    I gave my info to Amy@Diary of a Quilter.
    thanks for the chance.

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  41. I am a quilter and I'm now a follower of Heather's blog ;)

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  42. Another lovely post from a lovely guest - I'm a QUILTER and I've just been over to sign up at Heather's blog!

    Sue at Quilt Times sent me over here - so I must say thank you to her, and of course to Heather, Monika (terrific fabrics!) and of course you, Madame Samm!

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  43. I am now following Heather's blog ; and she can make me a mug rug , doll quilt , or big quilt anytime also !
    I sent my info to Mellissa of Happy Quilting ( I have a blog but don't use it much )
    Another great giveaway ! thanks .

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  44. I'm a new quilter. I follow Heathers blog.

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  45. I just started following Heather's blog by email (can't get the posts - atom to work to follow in reader). Wow, I've never tried to sew something so small, lol. I could never imagine myself trying to attempt that quilt pattern! Corrie of Quilt Taffy sponsors me as a quilter. Thanks for a great time Madame Samm!

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  46. I'm a quilter and a follower of both Heather's blog and this one.

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  47. Iam a quilter!I now follow heather on her blog.

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  48. OOps almost forgot Diane @Lavender Dreams is my sponser.

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  49. Oh my goodness! I just have to have that pattern! That brought back a memory and gave me a chuckle this morning!

    My sister had a green doodlebug and we would load my 2 girls in it and head to town on occasion. It was so loud (muffler problem) that we didn't venture out in it a lot but the girls loved riding in it so we would plan a trip at least once a month just for Audrey and Heather.

    One day on the way home we were riding down Hwy 247 just laughing and singing and having a good time when all of a sudden the back drivers side small window fell out of the car!! My oldest, Audrey, was sitting next to it and she started crying hysterically. We did not know immediately that the window had fallen out but when I jerked back to see what was wrong with her, I could see the window was gone. I got her calmed down as Denise stopped the vehicle and I asked her why she was crying so hard. She said she thought she had fallen out of the vehicle when the wind hit her in the side of the head. I don't know why that hit us so funny but we all started laughing and soon Audrey was back to herself.

    Well, we backed up and got the window out of the road... mysteriously still in tact! We proceeded on down the highway when all of a sudden the gas pedal stuck!! Denise kept hitting the brakes and hitting the brakes and finally jerked up the emergency brake. The doodle bug came to a dead stop but the pedal was still in high gear so you can imagine the sound of the motor! Then all of a sudden Denise hollered "it's gonna blow!"

    We jerked open the front doors and got out of the vehicle as fast as we could! When I got out of the vehicle my youngest was already standing behind the vehicle!!

    Now you have to understand the rest of the story here... The passenger seat was broke so you could not let it up to allow anyone out of the vehicle. There was only maybe 6 inches between the wall of the vehicle to the seat so the one in the back always had to step over the front seat to get in or out.

    Well, Heather got out through that 6 inch hole!!! I kid you not! We have laughed about that as many times as we talk about that day... I told her she must have made like a rat to get out before the rest of us!

    This pattern would surely have to be made for my sister Denise and maybe one for us all just because...

    And since "I am a quilter" I am their girl Friday! perfect for the job! :)

    I have left Heather, Monica and Timeless Treasures all some love this morning. I am Heather's newest follower and emailed Monica and Timeless Treasures and thanked both of them for such fantastic prizes for today! :)

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  50. And please remember to include Allie Coburn in the drawing. She just might could make these quilts for all of us herself! :)

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  51. I'm a quilter
    I follow Heather and I'm registered with quiltingbydawn!

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  52. I am a Wantobe quilter - I enjoyed the post ;)

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  53. Thanks for the new technique. I am a quilter. I followed heather and my blog is A Stitch in Time.


    THANKS!

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  54. This was how I made my first quilt in a class I took a few years ago! I love the idea and it really keeps things neat and tidy! I'm following her blog now - love her mailbox header!

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  55. I have never heard of that iron on paper stuff to make sewing squares together.... how cool is that?!?!?!

    I am a quilter... love the fabrics and the pattern!

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  56. I've become a follower of Heather's blog. Her header photo is just the best!

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  57. Of course, I'm already a follower of yours!

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  58. Fun tut Heather! I love the fusible grid!
    Hopping off to visit with you.
    xx, shell

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  59. Following Heather's Blog. Also put her in my RSS feeds.

    I am a quilter with a fabric addiction!

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  60. I am a quilter who is a little scared of applique, but that pattern is SEW cute!!! I would love a chance to win and try it.

    I have some squares and the quilter's grid for making a watercolor wash quilt. Lucky me that it has been sitting. I would NOT have known to clip those seams. Now when I do it, it will look great. Thanks Heather and Madame Samm.

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  61. following both blogs...love to win!

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  62. I am following Heather's blog...

    I have yet to do any applique', however I have a project right now on which I am going to do some SIMPLE applique' This looks like it would be a fun second applique' project.

    Thanks for the Opportunities to win!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  63. I am a quilter. I just signed up to follow Heather's blog. Thanks so much!

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  64. I am a Quilter, and just signed up to follow Heather's blog, but I am sponsored by Amy from Diary of a Quilter. Love these tutorials, can always learn new tips and tricks! Thanks for a fun end to the summer!

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  65. I follow Heathers blog too! I met her through a flickr swap and have attended a few sew ins with her! She is awesome! :)

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  66. WOW, what a neat way of piecing a bunch of little blocks together!! Coming from a fellow quilter, I think it's a great idea!! Thank you....I'm off to follow your blog and see what else you've been talking about :)

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  67. I am not sure where I stand in the quilter versus wantobe quilter because I am pretty new at it. I've only been quilting for a couple of months. But thanks for the opportunity to win some gorgeous fabric!
    alwayssewlove

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  68. What fun! Love bugs! Wasn't that a movie about a volkswagon??? Back in the day? I am now a follower of Heather.

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  69. I follow Heather and I follow here. I am a quilter and I own some of the grid fabric but I've never done anything with it. Will have to find it and try this, I love how perfect it looks!

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  70. I am a quilter...I used that QG one time to do a watercolor quilt. It was very easy. I taught a class on it at the local library before I moved from MI to TN. I really enjoyed using that project. Thanks for sharing!! Love the BUG Too. OH and I am now following Heather.

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  71. I am now following Heather. I love her banner, all the mailboxes, I'm a Postmaster so that is why. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love the tutorial too, I'm still learning every time I read these blogs. Thanks again.

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  73. Ooh! Something new to try! Thanks Heather! Thanks Madam Samm! I've just become a follower of Heather's blog and am looking forward to getting to know her better and seeing what other wonderful things she has to offer. And...I'm a quilter.

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  74. I am a quilter and I registered with Mary on Lake Pulaski.

    My personal transportation is a scooter - that quilt is too darned cute and many thanks for the tut !

    I am also following Heather ! I have followed Mme Samm from Day 1 !

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  75. I am a follower of both. I need too see if I can find this QG in Aust. Looks so good.!

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  76. BTW-i am a quilter of many years but some of you pit me to shame.I am registered with Jane

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  77. I am a quilter and new follower of Heather's blog. This is such a fantastic campaign. Thank you so much!

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  78. I am a follower of both blogs and a novice quilter! This looks so fun. I have been scared to attempt applique. Thanks for the chance! (I am from Diary of a Quilter).

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  79. I am a quilter and found out about this from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting. I love the pattern. The scooter is so cute! I have used the grid to make a small Halloween pumpkin and it is so much easier than sewing all those little squares together one by one. I am a follower of Heather's blog.

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  80. I'm a quilter, and I registered with Wendy at Why Knot!! I appreciate this tutorial - so clear and easy to understand. I have not seen this product, but I am going to look for it now, for sure. Ahh, the memories of being a wee one and being chauffuered by mum in her Beetle bug!! LOL I follow both Stash and Heather!
    Jacque at Lilypadquilting (pen name Snoodles)

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  81. I am now following Heather's blog, and am already a humble follower of your blog. I am also a quilter. I love this fabric. More orange, my new favorite quilt color. Cute pattern too. Thanks.

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  82. I'm a quilter! I follow Heather and Stash and I blog over at adventures in fabric! Love the giveaway! Thanks!

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  83. I am a quilter, I follow Heather's blog, and I love this giveaway (and I love orange). Thanks, slp.acp@gmail.com

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  84. I am a quilter! "or something like that" smirk smirk, but most of all....
    I am a Brat!

    thanks for the contest, and the above tute. i am reminded that I too have done that and it is soooo accurate and easily done. i do believe a revisit to this technique is now in order!

    denise/deBRAT at allofmylives.blogspot.com

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  85. My first car was a automatic shift VW too. It was beige and it was a dream. I often wish I had it back! I follow here and would love to have some of that cool fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. I'm a quilter! Woo Hoo! Love that fabric- super cute. I now follow Heather (and happily so) and now my fingers are crossed. :)

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  87. I want you to know that I am very funny anymore about joining sites just to win something....I only join if I like the site and well.....I do I do!!! Thanks for this...

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  88. Now following Heather. I am signed up with Kris @ Farm Girl Transplanted. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  89. I am a Quilter and am registered with Amy@A Quilting Sheep. These fabrics are gorgeous and the pattern is so cute. I am a new follower of Heather's! Thanks for the great tutorial. I have hundreds of 2" squares cut and this would be a great way to use them up. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  90. Awesome tutorial! So clever! For the giveaway, I've followed Heather's blog (and already follow yours) and I'm a quilter! I registered under Amy of Diary of a Quilter!

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  91. I try to be a quilter. Some days are better than others. I loved Heather's flickr photos and small baby quilts. I am more of solid fabric, batik fabric quilter, so it was refreshing to see the prints.

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  92. "I am a Quilter" and I am followin Heather - love the tutorial - I have used this grid to make a christmas wreath and a tree - awesome!

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  93. Opps, forgot to say I am registered with Mary on Lake Puluski.

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  94. that is FABULOUS! love those fabrics!! I am a NEW quilter and I am registered with Patty at A Stitch in Time

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  95. I am a quilter! I just popped over to Heather's blog and became a follower there. Great tutorial on Quilter's Grid! And, of course, I'm a faithful follower of Stash Manicure :)

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  96. I am a quilter! I am registered with Diary of A Quilter (isn't she awesome?)

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  97. Thanks for this post. I am a quilter, but never even knew there was such a thing!

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  98. I am already a follower of Heather's (all because of THIS tutorial, which I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!)

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  99. I'm a quilter! I follow both this site and Heather's.

    And who wouldn't love that fabric?!

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  100. Thank you Heather for your tutorial. I was wanting to make something just like that, but not wanting to sew so many little squares. Wonderful! I follow your blog and I am a quilter. I've never bought fabric online before, but Monica Lee may be my first - Love it!

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  101. I am a Quilter and I do have a piece of this Quilting Grid - but it is packed away. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial and a reminder to "use what you have". Great giveaway today Samm. Judy C in NC sends you hugs and I almost forgot - I am following both of you so do not lead me astray.

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  102. I am quilter and I follow both of you. I LOVE this tutorial. I'm working on a postage stamp block and this is the perfect way to put it together! Thank you

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  103. Thanks for a great tutorial - I'd seen this method before but hadn't sussed clipping the seams - this makes it so clear!
    I'm a quilter, sent by Amy @ diary of a quilter and I'm now a follower of the wonderful Heather! btw did you see her other tutorials - the mousemat makover is inspired!

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  104. Great tutorial! I am a quilter. I follow Stash and Lily Pad quilting. I am a new follower to Heather!

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  105. Yes, a quilter, and now a follower of Heather's blog, and of course yours! Clever fabric collection. Looks quite cute & colorful!

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  106. I am a quilter! That fabric/pattern is adorable!!
    I am now a follower of Heather. That tutorial is amazing!

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  107. Loved this tutorial - so much to learn for a wantobe like me but I am loving all of this information!! Thanks for sponsoring this wealth of knowledge. I am following Heather. My sponsor is Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  108. Now I can use that tute for my scrap vomit blocks! thanks! following Heather already

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  109. Great tute! I'm now following Heather as well as Stash Manicure. I LOVE this fabric line - wow!!! My uncle owned a VW Bug with an engine in the trunk when I was a kid and he used to take me out for a ride - I thought it was SO COOL! Still do ;-) Thanks for the chance to win! Mary Ann @ RocknQuilts.blogspot.com

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  110. Heather's post is very interesting, and I love the colors of her scraps. Her quilt is so pretty! The first car I bought was a red VW bug, and I drove it for 13 years. So it would be fun to make this applique quilt. I am a quilter.

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  112. I am a quilter - no blog though. I follow you, Heather & my sponsor Amy of Diary of a Quilter.
    Having fun checking each day's post :)

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  113. Ooo, ahh, fabric, fabric, fabric! It's my all time favoritest thing to win. I drive a VW New Beetle, so I need that fabric! I follow Heather; I'm a quilter; I follow you; and I'm on team Marlene Bush. Go team, go!

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  114. I am a quilter and now follow both blogs. I always wondered how to use the fusible grid product. Thanks for tute!

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  115. I am a quilter! My points are NEVER as nice as Heather's- I will have to giver her methods a try.
    I follow her blog now.

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  116. I'm a quilter- a new one- but one none the less :) Ooohhhhh, please me! And Jennifer over at Ellison LAne Quilts is my blog connection :)

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  117. I tried to become a follower on "Quilt, Cook, Keep" but blogger is acting up AGAIN! I did, however, sign up to receive her newsletter.

    Thanks!

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  118. I am a new quilter. Still haven't finished a quilt, but I am trying. ;) Love this fabric and the pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I'm a quilter, but a new one, and am now following Heather...

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  120. I'm a newbie quilter so these were great tips for me:>) I am following stash manicure and Heather. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  121. Well, if that isn't just the coolest thing EVER!! It is like coloring within the lines.. even I can do THAT!! Whoooohooooo! Awesome!!

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  122. Love the look of the fabric up for grabs...so cute to have 'girlish' cars. (I have two little girls). I quilt and now follow Heather's blog...she did great work with those lining up those little squares!

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  123. I am a quilter...a hack quilter...but that counts, right? And MY first car was a volkswagon,too! I loved today's post - even printed it out because this is definitely something I have got to make! What a clever thing! I am now a follower on Quilt, Cook, Keep...which is right up my alley! Thanks!!! xo, Nan

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  124. I am a quilter, following through Amy@aQuiltingSheep. I have really enjoyed finding new blogs! What a great idea for making perfect little squares --will have to try it! I love this pattern!! My son went through a "Love Bug" stage when he was about 4 -- I have such a fun memory of him riding his tricycle as "Jim Douglas famous race car driver" from the Herbie Disney movies. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  125. what a wonderful tutorial, Heather! I've seen this before, but have never seen it presented as well as you have presented it. I will have to try it now.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling

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  126. Forgot to say I am a new follower of Heather.

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  127. I am a quilter and I am now following Heather. I enjoyed her tutorial! Even if I never make the project, I love reading the tutorials. It's like dreaming while I am awake! It was inspiring.
    Great prizes today! I would love to win!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  128. Oh, I've done this technique before, but your tip for clipping the seams instead of trimming off the fold then pressing them open is much easier! I'll be trying that! Thanks!

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  129. I am a novice quilter, and I am now following Heather's blog. I signed up with Lilypadquilting to help me with the Wantobe Quilter Campaign.

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  130. I am a Quilter. I've started following Miss Heather - great idea for the perfect point squares. Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is my blogger contact. Thanks!

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  131. Great tutorial! I am a quilter and now following Miss Heather. Loving Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thanks so much.

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  132. I'm a quilter and Linda at Buzzing and Bumbling is my delightful sponsor. I am a new follower on Heathers blog...what a fun place to wander around, I love it. I am also a long time follower here, also a super fun place to hang out! I have to tell you too, that I have been working on a Millennium Quilt for a while now (2000 2" blocks...no duplicate *I hope*) and I wish I'd had this tutorial before I started...it's wonderful. I still have over 1000 blocks to go so I'm definitely going to give this method a try. Thanks so much for a super post! Hugs...

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  133. I forgot to say I am also following Monica Lee!

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  134. I am a quilter and I love this tip, I am saving a ton of 1.5" squares, this would make that job so much easier. I am now following Heathers blog too, gotta love a photo of a bunch of mailboxes too! PS I work at the post office.

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  137. I am a quilter, and I am thankful for that picture of "scant" 1/4 inch. I have trouble with that one. I follow both blogs.

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  138. I am a quilter and now a new follower. Thanks for the great tutorial. Nice blog looking forward to reading it.

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  139. I'm a quilter! Thanks for your energy, inspiration, and helpful tidbits!

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  140. I am a quilter and a new follower of Heather's.

    I have used this fusible for 1" squares and it is fabulous. You get such perfect corners.

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  141. I'm a quilter. That pattern would be so cute for a little boy!

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  142. Thanks to Heather for the post. I've seen the QG before but never used it. I might have to try it when I need a quick project. Thanks for the giveaway and I am following both blogs.

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  143. I AM a quiter (no piecer!!) and am now a follower of Heather's blog! Great tut! I have an entire bolt of that QG - so no excuses - time to get out that bolt! OOOH what beautiful fabric for today's give away! My fingers are itching to touch it - but for now I'm crossing them! Thank you for all you're doing!!!

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  144. I'm a quilter and love what your doing here. I follow both of you.
    I would love to guest blog here for you. http://craizeecorner.blogspot.com/
    I have quite a few tutes on my blog.

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  145. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I told Heather also on her blog (which I just joined). I've been quilting off and on for many years but had been away for awhile and so am learning about alot of "new" to me gadgets and tools.

    Thank you for this,
    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  146. I'm a wanabe quilter, and I love Heather's tut..Now a follower of Heather's blog, and I follow this blog plus many more...I do not believe I have seen QG before..will need to get some and give it a try..

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  147. I am a quilter (pretty new at it though). I am a follower of both blogs. Thanks so much for the great blogs and giveaways. I am a member of Team Outnumbered Quilter. Bonnie in Iowa Won't let me post with my Google account, so here is my email. browne426@hotmail.com

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  148. cool! perfect points. just what i needed. thanks! i'm a quilter and follow this and heather's blog. :D

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  149. Heather I'm so glad you posted about this product - I've looked at it a couple of times wondering if it worked and wanting to buy but reluctant to do so until I could actually see someone use it. I'll be ordering it right away so I can get rid of some of those scraps. :) And the Monica Lee fabrics - scrumptious! I love the bright, rich colors. blessings, marlene

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  150. I'm a quilter and follow Sew WE Quilt AND Heather!

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  151. What a great tutorial for a geek like me who loves finding ways to use all those little squares!! I jumped over and clicked the follow button on Heather's blog. And yes, I am a quilting (admitting it is the first step, right?)

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  152. Hi - I know follow Heather, this quilter thanks you for sharing all these goodies! Snoodlz from Lilypad quilting sent me. xo Dorothy
    jenwhi (at) sasktel (dot) net

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  153. I am a quilter (and proud of it). I just hopped over to Heather's blog and told her how much I enjoyed her tutorial.

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  154. I am now a follower of Heather. I am also a quilter and very happily so. thanks, kathy

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  155. This was such a lightning bolt concept...thank you! I love being a quilter, there is an amazing world of quilters willing to share their easy-peazy ideas. Amy from Diary of Quilter sent me here, I just hopped over to Heather's blog and can't wait to start stalking...grabbing a bowl of cold cereal and settling in to take in all I can.

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  156. I am a quilter and now follow Heather. What a clever idea...I love the perfect points...thanks for sharing.

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  157. Hi, Heather! ... Thanks for the wonderful guest blog post. I am an experienced quilter and two of my first quilts were made by sewing squares together. I did not know about Quilter's Grid. Wish I knew then what I know now. ;) Even though my squares were larger, I was sew inexperienced that I am sure using the fusible grid would have been easier and made that first quilt (made for my Sweetie to take off with her to her first dorm room) more durable. I also enjoyed reading and becoming a follower of your blog and meeting your Sweetie Girl. ;)

    Thanks, Samm, for all your work making this campaign run sew smoothly!

    Have a happy quilty day, everyone ... :) Pat

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  158. Great tutorial! I'm a quilter and following both blogs.

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  159. I am a quilter & am happy to follow BOTH you & Heather now :) Such great blogs! Thanks & have a great day!

    Heather (BirdCraft)
    heather-birdcraft (at) blogspot (dot) com

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  160. Hello, Yes, I am following of Heather, and a quilter, and Grandmama's Stories sent me!

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  161. I know follow Heather and I'm a quilter. Thanks so much for doing this! And I LOVE the pattern in today's giveaway! Sew CUTE!
    www.justicequilts.blogspot.com

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  162. HAPPILY FOLLOWING HEATHER!
    HAPPY SUMMER TO ALL!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  163. I follow sherry@knit?sew? Also follow stash manicure, inspiration galore, love the fabric and pattern, so many blogs to follow and soak in the creativity. Thanks.

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  164. HI! YES,I'M A QUILTER-LOVE IT!
    THIS IS ONE OF THE NEATEST TUTORIALS I HAVE SEEN!
    THANKS FOR THE FUN!!!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  165. I am a quilter and I follow Heather. Thanks for the tutorial. Wasn't really sure what the grid was for and now I know. Melissa from Happy Quilting sent me. And thanks for the chance to win these amazing goodies.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  166. I am quilter. Hear me roar.

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  167. I'm definitely a quilter! I follow here and now follow Heather!!

    This is a great tutorial. I love the vintage fabrics she used!

    This is a great giveaway! The pattern and fabric is so cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  168. I'm a quilter and follow both blogs - thanks for the giveaway!

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  169. hello! I am not posting to win (eek! because I have some already!) but to say a GIANT thank you to you all for featuring my Now We're Goin' Places fabric! You just don't know what it means to me!!! (Insert jumping for joy here!)

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  170. Im a quilter! and follow this blog, and followed heather! I *LOVE* quilting blogs!

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  171. I am a quilter and I am following both blogs.

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  172. I'm a quilter and now following Heather's blog. This tutorial is brilliant!

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  173. "IMAQUILTER" and I've not seen this grid product before! I will probably have to find it on line since our shops are a little behind on newer products or else I'm just not very good in my search. I am a follower of Heather's blog so I'm ready to win!!
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  174. Hi, just followed Heather's blog, and yes I'm a quilter. Quiltaholic. I ♥ no-fail quilting, and that fusible grid is wonderful for making watercolor quilts, too! Oh, my and the fabric/pattern today, LOVE IT!! So adorable - I'll have to go find it myself if my number's not picked... :)

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  175. I'm a quilter following Heather's blog. Corrie is my blog partner.

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  176. I'm a quilter. I'm a follower. I love this grid process!! And can't wait to see what else Heather has up her sleeve. I'm following her now, so I'm ready for the e-mail to tell me I'me won!!

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  177. I'm following her blog. Love this fabric too! :)

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  178. Oh, I just love perfect points!!! They just make me so happy!!! I am so glad to have found Heather's blog to follow and I am a quilter, probably could be classified as one of those crazy quilters :)

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  179. I'm a quilter! I just started to follow over on Heather's page. At least my little picture shows up over there! I'm excited to have another blog to follow... that will be the best part of this contest... more ideas!!

    I've used this stuff a little before... played with it (the grid, not this awesome fabric!). I thought of doing a top with blocks made like this but read elsewhere that the fusable makes them a bit stiff for quilting into a bed quilt. Anyone have experiance with this? I also saw they make one that the squares are "on point" - woo lots of ideas!

    Oh yeah, I'm coming over from Happy Quilting :D

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  180. I'm a quilter and a follower of Heather's blog. Thanks for the tut, I'd be over the top if I won!
    Linda

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  181. Oh Samm!! I had not seen this new line yet - it is ADORABLE!!! Ok... so.. I am a quilter.. lol... AND my first car was a 1966 blue bug, AND I have a silver scooter that i ride everywhere during the spring summer and fall! I NEEEEEDDD this fabric! LOL!!!! :D Crossing my fingers to win!

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  182. I'm a quilter! I'm registered with Ellison Lane Quilts. This is great! So many new quilt blogs to check out and follow. I love seeing what everybody is doing.

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  183. I am a quilter! I follow both blogs. Thanks for this tutorial.

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  184. I am now a follower of quilt.cook.keep. I am a quilter and this is so much fun!

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  185. oh yay! i am a follower of both blogs and i have been quilting for over 20 years. i love all that you show and share. i have moved away from my fellow Pinpricks (our little quilt group...named for all the needle stabs we endure) and this helps with missing them and our weekly gatherings!

    have a great day! thank you for sharing!

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  186. I am a quilter, I'm following Heather AND my first car was an orange VW bug, so obviously I love that fabric! Love the tutorial too... but does the QG make your fabric stiff?
    sunshdws@yahoo.com

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  187. I follow you and now follow Heather's blog, too. Visiting via sponsor Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks! = )

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  188. Quilter. I followed a link to one of her antiquing adventures. I too like orphan quilt blocks.

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  189. Another fantastic price!
    I'm just wondering: do you still have time to sleep?? :-))
    I'm a quilter and came here via Brenis / heydiddlewool.
    Have a great day

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  190. Oops sorry, forgot to mention I happily became a follower Heather as well.

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  191. Really fun fabrics:) I follow both SM and, now, Heather's blog, too:) Loving her Bee Circles!!! I am still muddling through quilting, but am learning something new each time I try:) Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!!!

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  192. Hello I'm a quilter and a follower of Heather's blog.

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  193. I am a quilter! I follow both blogs - don't have my own blog, I was sent by Diary of a Quilter!
    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  194. Hi, I am a quilter and a follower at heather's blog as well as a dedicated follower here at Stash manicure. Great Post Heather! And thanks for another great prize opportunity. : )

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  195. I am now a follower of Heather's blog (love the mail boxes!) And that is a gorgeous bunch of FQs! Just what a newbie quilter needs! I now have a quilt sandwich ready for quilting!! That makes me almost a quilter.

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  197. I am a follower here, and on Heather's blog, and I am a quilter! What a great idea for piecing teeny tiny squares! I am registered with Ellison Lane Quilts.

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  198. I ama quilter, I now follower heather, and those perfect little squares are making me jealous!

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