Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest #24 All the way from Brazil....Laura's ruffled draw string bags

I am very excited to write my first tutorial ever! !I am very happy 
because this is one blog that  I just LOVE! Thank you Samm!!!
( I would like to tell you now English is not my mother tongue , but Samm 
helped me. Thank you ) Now we can move forward. 
Here is my blog.


First of all, I would like you to know that this project was not
created by me. Many people make them here in Brazil. 
This was the first sewing project I learned.On a very lazy afternoon,
in Santos, my hometown, Paula, my sister-in-law taught me how to sew it.
 It was the beginning of my passion for sewing, patchwork and quilting.
It is very simple and the result is very beautiful.You can use it to
 hold jewelry,or sewing notions or whatever you desire!\
I know Samm has ordered 2 of them from me..her photos are below...

I hope you all have fun! Thanks Samm for this wonderful opportunity!.
Ok, are you ready? 

This is what you will need.. Since Samm's whole campaign is
 in Orange, I thought it would be nice to have something to match. 



Material needed:
40 cm  focus fabric  16 inches
40 cm lining fabric  16 inches
1,50m silk cord  5 feet approx. 
charms for embellishment


Patterns:


2 half circles:A: one with 35 cm diameter 14 inch in diameter
                   B: one with 26 cm diameter 10 inch in diameter
                   C:1 circle with 9,5 cm diameter 3.75 inches
Editors note:  For Laura's small circle  this is where I used
it..I placed the circle in the center after I stitched all the lines...
Trace with a pencil and stitch on the circle line..
this keeps your bag flat....
That is what I did....am I correct Laura?


Cutting instructions.

Focus fabric: trace patterns A and B on folded fabric,cut leaving 1/2" sewing allowance
Lining fabric: do the same




Pair up lining and focus fabrics and sew them  right sides together



Do it with A and B

Cut 5cm ( 2 inches) on the lining fabric in the center of the circles.
This is where you will turn your circles right side out.



Press the pieces well.
If you want, I did, choose a cute stitch of you machine and sew
 around both circles.It makes the pieces flat and gives the work a nice touch.


On circle B, the small one, trace 4 lines using a disappearing pen.



Place the small circle on top of the big one, centering it. 
.And sew on the traced lines so that they are now attached .




Sew 2 paralel lines,around 1cm from each other,around the small
 circle.This is where you will pass the cord in.



By hand, make a buttonhole on opposite sides of the bag,between the 2 stitched lines.

Editors note: SEE LAURA"S circle...you can see the stitching line..
Enlarge PHOTO...this keeps your bag flat.


Cut the cord in 2 and pass through the holes one in each side.
go all around and then insert your next cord in the opposite hole and go
all around and out that same hole. then pull both strings..
Finish it with a charm for embellishment.



Ta dah!!!! pull your strings  and fill your pretty bag with your most valuable treasures!!!


Do you like it ...I KNOW someone who loves it..
Can you guess her name? 


Here are some of Samm's Bags that I made for her.
( she really makes me laugh with her photos) 


 This was the first one she ordered..very soft
and pink...it looks very nice here.

This one she just received  last week...
she wanted red and white...I love how she made it look so beautiful. 

I hope this inspires YOU to make one too. I would love to see
what yours will look like..
Thank you Madame Samm and all of you here today
I hope you like my little ruffled bags, I know Madame Samm does ! 

Editors note: YOU bet I do Laura.
I love them sew much that I have now made a few of my own
they are perfect to put 8 PRESENCIA threads in them  and my needles
and scissors.... I believe Laura may have a lot of us making these...
pssst I even made some Ghastlies...bet that is a surprise? 
Sew big thanks to you today Laura a little of bit of YOU and  Brazil to us...

Todays GIVEaWAY 
is for our QUILTERS  

Because if you are a quilter..you likely
have a machine? Shake your head yes ! lol


This beautiful large wheeled bag - has more compartments
than you can possibly imagine...
it is perfect for even the largest machine...
it has an extension handle sew easy to tag along on your next
quilt retreat... and it is PINK. 
BLUE FIG is our sponsor of these bags...
and to add to it a Summer quilt Batting from Bosal 
who has Katahdin lightweight organic cotton, stable enough
for all of your hand and machine quilting...
( Did I mention there are a few extra surprises in the bag too?)

DO YOU WANT TO WIN?

Here is what you need to do.
Simply go to see Laura's Blog in Brazil and follow her..
Follow here, if you want this bag of course
and leave a nice comment for Laura...
Working in another language and being her first
tutorial ever certainly deserves some recognition  YES? 

I thought sew too!

Big thanks goes out to Laura,  Blue Fig, Bosal, and 
YOU for being as excited as we all are. 
This amazing campaign has some very key elements..
the Guest Bloggers, Sponsors and YOU...
now go spread the word....we have sewwwwwwwwwwwww 
much more to giveaway, educate and entertain you with...
tomorrow..you may want to be here tomorrow..
wink..



257 comments:

  1. Love the tutorial and I am going to make one at my retreat this weekend, thank you sharing and I will now go and visit your blog and sign up.

    The bag pink bag would be wonderful, as I have trouble to carry my machine

    Thank you for the chance
    Happy in stitches
    Christine

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  2. Great bag! I think I'm gonna have to make one of these :) Beautiful fabric used too! Thanks for the post :) Her blog is wonderful and I'm now following it :)

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  3. This is a great tutorial! I guess it may help a little that you teach english, but it was completely perfectly written and very clear. Thanks!

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  4. Fun and easier than I imagined. And yes, great tutorial for a 1st, including the language switch. I checked out Laura's blog and signed up.

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  5. Marvelous tutorial! Darn ol' blogger wouldn't let me leave Miss Laura a comment, though I was fortunate enough to become her follower ... So inspired to create one of her delicious bags!! Thank you ladies for sharing here with us today ... thank you sponors for so generously offering up these way-cool giveaways!!! Yay Thursday!

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  6. Love the tutorial. What a great giveaway. I am a wantobe so not eligible, but love reading the posts and learning great stuff and checking out new blogs :)

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  7. I signed up up on Laura's blog too! Love Laura's quilts..so happy and cheerful! I also follow this blog and Quilt Sue is my sponsor. I would LOVE to win this Give Away!! Thanks for the chance!
    take care!
    Paulette

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  8. I'm a quilter, I'm a new follower of Laura's blog,a follower here and my sponsor is Jillily. I really enjoyed Laura's tutorial. I've always wanted to make one of these. Many thanks!

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  9. This is gorgeous! I've signed on. How can a Laura not follow a Laura?!

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  10. What a great tutorial! I will be making many of these clutches.
    I am a follower at both blogs and have found out how to translate Laura's blog!
    This is a great give away! It would be so much easier to transport my sewing machine to classes!

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  11. Well Laura I love the drawstring bag and I am going to make it to hopefully go on a retreat at the end of the month thank you so much for sharing it with us and with photos...I'm lovin' it. Thanks Madame Samm for sharing Laura with us and I am also lovin' that pink bag, my favorite color...
    Where would we quilters be without our sponsors so a big shout out "thank you" to Blue Fig and Bosal for making the trip from one retreat to another allot easier for our machines....have a wonderful day...

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  12. Great tutorial! I am following Laura via GFC and of course I follow here, too! What a great prize!

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  13. Love the bag, will have to make one.

    Thanks

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  14. Wonderful tutorial - i am definitely making one of these !!!!
    Good tluck to all of the Quilters ;)

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  15. Your first tutorial is very good!! And it brings back wonderful memories of my mother-in-law, Ora. She was in a group of ladies who met once a month for some sewing and fancy tea and coffee. The group was called THE Sewing Club. They made these one year as gifts and as I was reading your tutorial I thought of the one she made me over 40 years ago. I still use it to carry jewelry in when I travel. And would you believe......it is red and white polka dot, just like the one you made for Madame Samm! I almost fell off my chair when I saw it because I thought.....I'll tell you about my red and white polka dot bag and there it was. Too funny! Thank you so much for sharing as your tutorial has given me an idea for Christmas stocking gifts for a few family members!!

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  16. Laura, you did a great job on this tutorial. Thanks to you and the sponsors and of course, Madame Samm. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches.

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  17. I follow here and at Laura's blog and I'm a quilter ~ LOVE that pink bag! Perfect for quilt retreats and Quilt-till-you-Wilt nights! And she did a great job on the tute, what a great little bag!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I'm a quilter and I follow both you and Laura. Hoping theres thread in that bag!

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  19. LOVE the little bag! I follow Laura's blog now. :) Orange you glad?

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  20. I have drooled over Laura's creations on Flickr for awhile now. Count me as a happy follower of her blog now! Left her a message about her great tute. Pink is my second favorite color ( after purple) so I could put that carrier to good use!!

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  21. I so LOVE the nifty little bag! Ghastlies will be an excellent choice! But then any fabric will work excellent! I WILL try this one for sure! Her tutorial is soooo good! What a super gift! I became a follower and left a comment...(you just have to be determined and it will finally allow you to leave a comment Wendy @ Why Knot) What fun Madame Samm, you really hit a 'home-run' here!

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  22. Please leave me out of the drawing...I never go anywhere, so I don't need the wonderful bag....but I LOVED this tutorial. Absolutely adorable!

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  23. I love these bags. I have one my mother gave me years (20+) ago. I think I will try to make one. Laura's blog (I'm a follower)has great things on it. If I had to give a tutorial in a language that wasn't my native language I could never do it - she did amazing!!

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  24. I love this tutorial...just in time for Christmas presents. Thank you so much. I also joined Laura's blog - I'm adding Brazil to my list of "must go" places.

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  25. Wow...this is such a great tutorial......the little bags are awesome.....love all the little pockets!!! Thank you so much! And thank you for the opportunity to win!!

    RocknQuilts is my sponser!
    Spurr@mts.net

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  26. That was a great first tutorial, the little bags are sooo cute. Love the orange with flowers! Im a follower of Laura.

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  27. Laura's tutorial is great - thanks Madame Samm - love your little bags - especially the red and white polka dot - and great giveaway again - I visited Laura's blog and became a follower in Brazillian!

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  28. A great tutorial... thanks for sharing!

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  29. Awesome tutorial! Very comprehensible! Thanks!

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  30. Great tutorial. A project for today I think!

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  31. Fantastic tutorial - thank you and well done Laura (and thanks of course to Madame Samm too.) will have a go at making a little bag today.

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  32. What a lovely bag. Just what I need to make for our church Fete.
    Thank you for this tutorial.
    I am following both sites, and am sponsored by Kathy's Cottage.

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial! I need to make a few of those bags for jewelry while travelling! My daughter could use one, my 2 bestest friends could each use one, I could certainly use one. I'm excited!

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  34. Laura, that's great, thank you for sharing (and in a second language? I'm doubly impressed! ) I think some of these will be Christmas gifts this year!

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  35. Im a follower here and a follower of Laura's, I left a comment too :)

    Those bags look easy to make, right up my street! I dont like to faff around with complicated stuff xD

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  36. Laura, thank you for sharing the instructions for this lovely bag. This will make a great gift for some special friends!

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  37. Great tutorial. I think my little nieces will love these. I went to Laura's site and signed up to follow her, and left a message of sincere appreciation.

    I'm a quilter, and one of your followers. I am sponsored by the amazing Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts. I would love to win today's prize! (Did you see the recent post on Crazy Mama Quilts about traveling with her sewing machine? That got me wishing for a ay to travel with mine. Perfect timing.)

    Thanks for the chance to enter.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  38. thia lady is very talented. I am now following her and maybe it will help me improve my language skills too. Ellison Lane is my sponsor. Thanks for finding a great tutorial. I willbe trying it.

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  39. I love it. I will make this soon. What do you do with the 3.75 inch circle? I read through twice and did not see it sewn onto the bag?? Thank you Mary
    mawillis@comcast.net

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  40. i need help! i read through the comments, and the first 38 people said they understand the tutorial - but i'm so confused! i'm so glad Mary W Quilts asked where circle C went, because i thought i was going crazy! is it sewn on the opposite side of circle A to be like a little base?

    even with the confusion, thank you for the tutorial! the bags are so cute, they'd make great gifts, and i'm sure i can work it out!

    i'm a follower here, and i'm now a follower of Laura, and i'm a follower of Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts, so she's my sponsor. and i really really need another sewing machine tote! i have a kind of ugly one that my embroidery machine lives in, and whenever i go to a class, a sew-in or a retreat, i have to unload all of my embroidery stuff and refill it with my sewing machine - or if i'm taking both machines with me, the sewing machine has to go naked!

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  41. Thanks for the tutorial! I am now a follower at Laura's blog, an of course, here as well!

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  42. Oh, what sweet little bags! I will definitely be making these, as the tutorial is really good, and easy to follow - well done Laura! I now follow you, as well as Mdm Samm of course, and I signed up from
    Sue at Quilt Times. Fabulous prizes too! This is such a fun competition! Thankyou Mdm Samm. Hugs n Blessings from Sue xx

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  43. Great tutorial! I am a follower here and just became Lauras. Thanks for the chance.

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  44. I'm a quilter and have just followed Laura's blog. What a fun project! This would be great to teach to 4-H kids to give them some good skills: Seam allowance, stitching circles, marking, buttonholes, drawstring, topstitching and fancy stitches. I would probably have the kids trim the circles with pinking shears to help with smooth curves. Thanks for the clarification on what to do with the inner circle - can't wait to make one myself!

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  45. Thank you Laura for a fabulous tutorial! I'll certainly be making some of these!
    I follow both blogs and I'm sponsored by Dawn

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  46. I'm now following Laura, already follow you, of course :). I'm a no blog quilter - signed up through Diary of a Quilter.
    Love the tutorial. I've made a similar project before for jewelry, but like Laura's construction steps better & it's nice to see a size that works for those pearl cotton threads!

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  47. I love those draw string bags and now I can make one for me and my stitching friends. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jane is my sponsor and I'm now a follower of Laura's!
    Thanks again for another fun giveaway...I love surprises in bags;-)

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  48. Good morning ! I signed up to follow Laura and left a comment ; I'm a quilter sponsored by Happy Quilting ; and I like this little pouch ; I have a similar one for jewelry .

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  49. Fabulous tutorial Laura! Well done! I am your newest follower and love this bag! We made these in home economics class but I had forgotten about them. I will have to go upstairs and make some for friends! I am going to a retreat in November and these would make nice giftees to put my pickles in!! YES!!

    Madame Samm... I would LOVE to win that gorgeous pink bag!! I need it for my machine when I take it to this retreat! I am a quilter and follow here!

    Thank you to all of the prize sponsors! You rock people!

    And thank you to SewCalGal, who is my sponsor!

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  50. I love those little bags and will give that a try. Thanks for such a fun tutorial. I now follow Laura's blog. Great job!

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  51. I love this tutorial for a small sewing bag... it's perfect to carry small projects along with you... everything kept together and beautiful as well!

    I am a quilter.
    I am now following Laura's blog and am a follower here as well!

    A great big THANK YOU to all the sponsors and to Madame Samm for all her efforts at organizing this cool campaign!

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  52. Thank you Laura for the bag tutorial! You did a great job! I will definitely be making one (or more). I'm following your blog now.
    Madame Samm, just had to tell you I love your photos!

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  53. Thank you Laura and Madame Samm for a GREAT tutorial! I am now a follower of Laura's blog and Babelfish and Microsoft Windows help me with the translation.
    Thanks so much,
    Christina in Cleveland/ Brenis
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    Obrigado Laura e senhora Samm para um GRANDE curso! Eu sou agora um seguidor de Laura' o blogue de s e Babelfish e Microsoft Windows ajudam-me com a tradução. Agradecimentos tanto, Christina em Cleveland/Brenis

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  54. Oh wow, Laura, you did an awesome job, both on the translation and the tutorial. This bag is so cute and I've been looking at making one for myself but have a long list of "must dos" before I can get to the list of "want tos".

    I am a quilter and I'm coming through Tonya @ Hillbilly Handiworks. If I win this gift will go to my daughter (the wantobe). Thank you Madam Samm for another wonderful opportunity.

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

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  55. These are super cute! I have one for jewelry but wouldn't have thought about using it for sewing stuff! Great tutorial Laura! I am following you now and of course here too. Signed up w/ Patty A Stitch in Time. And a brand new quilter! Would love this rolling cart to sew at a friends house! Thanks!

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  56. You did a great job with your first tutorial. I am a quilter and I am intimidated to even tackle a tutorial or writing a pattern. It is on my "TO DO" list for the future. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  57. These are absolutely adorable, I will have to make some. They would make great gifts and the color possibilities are endless! I signed right up over at Laura's blog. Thank you Madame Samm and sponsors!!!

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  58. I have glass pendant necklaces on their way to me which will be Christmas presents for family and friends and these adorable little bags are just what I need to put them in. Thank you for the tutorial. I'll be making quite a few of them.

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  59. I am now following Laura's blog and yours of course! Wow, what a great tutorial! Thanks for another chance to win!

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  60. Oh and I forgot...Amy@diaryofaquilter is my sponsor.

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  61. Wonderful little project Laura. You did well for your first tut! You are a natural. Thanks Madame Samm and sponsors for the everyday fun!

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  62. Please omit me from the drawing (but thanks anyways for the offer!).

    Laura, I LOVE this little bag!!!! Love it! It's a perfect little bag for toting my hand-sewing. What a wonderful idea! I'll be making one of these. Shucks, I'm sure I'll be making many of these, not just one... I just know it!!!

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  63. I just became a follower of Laura's and her tutorial was great!
    This giveaway is awesome and I could definitely put that bag to use! Thanks so much Madame Samm!

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  64. What a wonderful post. Now I know where you got your little bags from. These are so adorable. I love it. I'm following Laura and left her a wonderful comment. And thanks Samm and all the sponsors for all these wonderful giveaways. Hugs Ariane

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  65. I love the PINK bag...but then again a good machine bag could be in camo and I would love it. LOL Thanks for sharing a great blogger and a great tutorial.

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  66. This bag tutorial is adorable and now I know how to make one! Thanks Laura:>)
    I'm a quilter and yes, I would love to win the bag and quilt batting. I have a couple quilts just waiting for the batting in fact:>)

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  67. What a great tutorial! I am now a follower here and of Laura's blog. My sponsor is Amy at Amy's Creative Side!

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  68. Big thank you, Madame Samm. And another huge thanks to Laura, Blue Fig, and Bosal. This is such fun and an awesome campaign giveaway.

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  69. Madame Samm ~ You know I'm a Wantobe following you through Freda at The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe.... But - - I DO have a sewing machine!! In fact, I just got it this summer!! (It even sews on buttons!! Who ever heard of that???)
    I am following Laura! I love these little bags!! They are sew cute!!

    Have a wonderful day, Madame Samm!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  70. What a darling bag Laura! Thank you for the great tutorial! You did a wonderful job on it. Being a fellow quilter, and hand quilter at that, this will be a great project for carry around my supplies.

    I am going to go browse your blog...and be afollower :)

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  71. I'm a new follower of Laura's blog. Love the tutorial and these bags. Thanks!
    Oh I'm a quilter!

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  72. I love that this is an international effort!! Those bags are cute and can be used for so many things.
    I now follow Laura and am a follower here.
    I would love to win cause I am working on a project that will need some batting :)
    Thanks for the chance!
    mjwolanin@gmail.com

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  73. Very cute, would make a great Xmas gift

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  74. Gotta make it. This is way too cool for the quilty friends:) I am a follower now of follower of Laura's blog. Thank you so much for the cool gift idea!

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  75. All these comments are making me sooooo happy!Thank you Girls and thank you SAMM!!!!!

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  76. Now I must make one! Thanks so much for the tutorial you did a great job! I am a follower of both blogs and my sponsor is Amy stitches! Thanks MME Samm and have a Great day!

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  77. Very cute. I can see my granddaughters having one of these bags to put their many treasures in. Would also be great for them to take things in the car to keep them busy during a long trip. Thanks so much for a great tutorial. Also, thanks for the giveaway.

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  78. I just became a follower over at Laura's blog, and I already follow here. I'd love to be included in today's Quilters giveaway. My sponsor is Amy, Redeemed Sheep.

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  79. What a great tutorial! Thanks, Laura! I'm (now) a follower of Laura's blog, and of course a follower here.

    Great prizes today, too ... hope I win!

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  80. Thank you Laura for the tutorial. Im' a follower and a quilter. Thanks to Samm, sponsers, and Diary of a Quilter. I will have to make a string bag. I can think of a few things to put in it for on the go.

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  81. I have seen these adorable bags but never knew how to make one. Thanks to Laura, now I do. I'm following her blog as well because you can never have too much inspirtation. Thanks for another great giveaway--Clover $ Violet are my sponsors.

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  82. I already have that exact fabric, in fact made a quilt of it for my daughter. Now I know what to do with the scraps... Piece them together and make this cute bag!
    I'm a follower at both sites. I would love to win that pink roller bag... Yes I would. If not me, then maybe DD Lindsey, my sponsor.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  83. I have one of these bags that I bought years ago at a craft show. Only started sewing a year and a half ago and now I can make this for my friends. Thank you!

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  84. What a great tutorial! Thanks, Laura! I am a new follower of her blog.

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  85. Great tutorial! I am now following Laura's blog. These would make great stocking stuffers or quilt buddy gifts. I'll have to start pairing up fat quarters and give it a try!

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  86. I think this is a great tutorial and I had decided I was going to have to take my old one (that is filthy) apart to see if I could figure out how to make another one.

    Thanks -- following done, comment given, and I love pink! I'm not sure how you're keeping up with all this!

    Jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

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  87. When you showed us your bag I knew it would be perfect - I just started doing embroidery this summer. I looked all over for a tute - now I follow Laura's blog and will definitely be making a few of these little cuties!

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  88. What a lovely little bag! I was surprised when I got to the end and realized that it had the little pockets to hold your thread. So cute! Love the tutorial. Definitely bookmarking this one!

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  90. I visited Laura's blog and became a follower. Love all the beautiful quilts and the tea cozy.
    Of course I am a follower here. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway, the sponsors are very generous.

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  91. UGH!!!! Somedays technology and I just don't get along!!!

    This organizer bag is so cute, besides using to for little sewing items, you can use it for a jewelry organizer for when you travel.

    As for the sewing machine bag, that would come in sooooo handy. I have a newer machine now and the dang thing is heavy to transport to where I need it.

    Thank you both!!

    Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

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  92. What a really cute little sewing notion! Love the fabrics Laura picked, perfect :) I'm a faithful follower of Madame Samm :) Off to check out Laura's blog and join!

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  93. Oh one of those little bags would be perfect for a hexie/flower project take along bag! I guess I will have to start one now! And a big bag would make it So much easier to take along the big sewing machine to charity quilt meetings every month too. OF COURSE I follow you, and I will go and follow Laura too!

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  94. Cute bag & beautiful fabric! I follow Laura, & I'm here because of A Stitch in Time. Thanks for another wonderful give-away!! Oh yea, I'm a quilter! :)

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  95. Laura, you did an amazing job!! Written well, nice pictures, and you have made me want to make one or five. I have a crewel project I carry around with me and this is the perfect way to store it for transport. Thank you!! I look forward to seeing what else you have on your blog! And thank you as always MS for putting this all together!!

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  96. Your bag tutorial is excellent and the bags are so handy to have.
    Great job.
    Love the big bag for my machine...need one.

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  97. What a fast easy CUTE project! Great post Laura!!

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  98. The ruffled drawstring bag tutorial is great. I purchased one several years ago for jewelry but would really like to make them as gifts. I am now a follower of Laura's blog and also also this one.

    I would love the pink bag for my sewing machine and other supplies.

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  99. Great first tutorial Laura! I'm know following your blog!

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  100. Love the bag. I am tired of carrying my machine and would love to be able to roll it around.

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  101. Thanks Laura! The tutorial is easy to follow and later this morning my first bag should be done! I'd like to make a few for gifts, too. I am so glad that Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake sent me here!!! And I'd love to win... -Jeanne

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  102. I am now a follower of Laura's blog....she did a great job of explaining the tut...and a great tut it is....I will certainly be making one of these...I am also a follower of SM...

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  103. Following, thanked, sponsored by Shell at the Raspberry Rabbit. Thanks to you too and all of the sponsors.

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  104. Wonderful tutorial! I am now a follower of Laura's blog :)

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  105. I'm following Laura's blog. Great tutorial by the way! I'd love to have a travel bag for my machine! It would be great for when I have sewing days at my moms! I'm following here & sent by Amy @ diary of a quilter.

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  106. Love the little bags and the tutorial. Have ideas for several.
    Thanks Laura

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  107. I am now a follower of Laura. I love this bag and she did a fantastic job for a first tutorial. And I've always wanted to make one of these bags and now I can. AND I so want to win! Thank you to the sponsors and Madame Samm.

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  108. Muchas gracias por una clase particular maravillosa, Laura. Mira la diversión.
    Madam Samm, thanks for this inspiring guest with a fun idea. Hope I get to try it. I'm sure my sponser Dionn Stott would love to win this bag as much as I would. Crossing our fingers.

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  109. What a wonderful tutorial, I am going to save this one....such cute bags....and great job. Wonderful giveaway as well.Thanks!!

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  110. Such an adorable bag. What nice Christmas gifts they will make. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway opportunity

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  111. I am a quilter that could sooooo use that sewing machine bag!! I am sponsored by Jane of Janesfabrics.blogspot.com.

    I am now a new follower of Laura and left a comment there. Thanks so much for the giveaway. Got my fingers crossed on this one!

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  112. Love these little bags and this is a wonderfully clear tutorial! I'll be making some of these for sure! And I'm so glad to follow another lovely blog! Plus it's fun to have virtual acquaintances from other parts of the world! I've already been inspired by looking at some of Laura's other creations.

    And oh my gosh, today's giveaway is... sigh... fabulous! I haven't won anything in a while.. fingers crossed!

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  113. Wonderful tutorial, will be making these bags as holiday gifts. Always fun to find a new-to-me blogger to follow. Thanks for the intro and the giveaway.

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  114. My first bi lingual blog. Good job. I'm a quilter who has a machine, but not a pink bag to transport it. Wink.

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  115. I'm off to make my cute bag!!! Great tutorial - thank you to Laura, Mme Samm and all of her sponsors.

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  116. Wonderfully written tutorial! Thanks Laura!

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  117. I like Laura's little sewing bag....I may make two (one sewing bag and one for jewelery). I became a follower!

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  118. Cute idea! So many talented people out there! I am excited to try Laura's bags. Great gift ideas and a quick sew. Thanks for sharing Laura!!

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  119. I love that bag. i am going to try to make that.

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  120. Great tutorial! Thanks! I'm a follower of both blogs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. Love this tutorial! (Love the fabric you chose as well) Thank you so much for taking the time to share it with us. I know what my daughters and I will be making as a few Christmas presents.

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  122. Love those little bags. I think they are going on my Christmas gifts to make list. I am a quilter, a follower, and I signed up with SewCalGal for the campaign and would love this bag, especially since hubby is taking me shopping this weekend for a new sewing machine. (I might not get it this weekend, but we are starting the search for the perfect one)

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  123. I've become a follower of Laura's blog. And the tutorial Laura did is very well done. Actually, I've made several of these bags already, but we use them for jewelry! Thanks for this super-duper giveaway. I'm a quilter; I'm a follower; I'm on Team Marlene B.

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  124. Love the tutorial Laura! This will make a wonderful gift bag for my mother's birthday. I better get sewing! I hopped on over to her sight and am now following. Of course I follow here! Thanks so much for a chance to win! This bag looks perfect, and I love love love surprises!

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  125. Great tutorial. I have made bags similar that were used for jewelry. I am a follower here and now of Laura's blog too. Kelly at I Have A Notion is my sponser.

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  126. I justed signed up to join Laura's blog. Love her tutorial. These daily special posts and giveaways are great. Thank you.

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  127. Just reread the tutorial. My goodness that looks easy.
    I signed up to follow Laura's blog and already follow your's Madam Samm. And I check on my sponser's Deonn Stott.
    One of these days I can just climb out of bed, turn on the computer, and never leave because I'll have too much to read. If only I could read and sew at the same time. :>)

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  128. I'll admit, just looking at the pictures I was a little confused, but that's what I get for not using my reading skills. Those little pockets in there are wonderful! I may actually have to try this.

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  129. Great tutorial! I would like to try this as a backpack of sorts. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  130. Such an adorable bag! I'm totally making this. Laura did a wonderful job. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)I really NEED one of those bags!

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  131. Great idea for Christmas presents. I'll have to reread the instructions because I'm a tee tiny bit confused at one point but I'll figure it our once I get sewing. I'm headed over to Laura's blog to become a follower and of course I'm a Stash Gal!!
    Sigh..I love the PINK sewing bag.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  132. I am your new follower Laura. Great job on the tut!! I want to give this a try for some gift ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  133. Very cute...well done on your first tutorial
    I am now following your blog...as well as here

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  134. I am a follower here and at Laura's blog. What a delightful project!! Thanks so much for the great tutorial!! I also love the fabric -- I am becoming attached to orange! I am sponsored by Amy at a Blessed Sheep.

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  135. what a fantastic tutorial. i'm definitely going to be making some of these. Thanks, Laura! awesome job on your first (and english!) tutorial!

    i'm excited for this giveaway. i literally have no where for my sewing machine to live... the poor thing lives in the corner of my apartment living room at the bottom of the bookcase. :( she deserves better - like a beautiful pink rolly case! thanks for the giveaways!

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  136. Thanks Laura for a great tutorial for a fun project that will make perfect gifts for sewing friends. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  137. Oh my goodness I'm in love with this bag! I have a small sewing group that I want to make gifts for this Christmas and I think I just found the perfect thing - thank you so much! blessings, marlene

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  138. Mmmm, that pink bag would look lovely with my new purse from Jane's Lecien polka dots! LOL Thank you Bosal and Blue Fig! What wonderful prizes!
    I am a new follower of Laura's, and I can't believe the super tutorial, first time out of the gate! Wow!
    Jacque at Lilypadquilting

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  139. I'm now following Laura's blog. Her tutorial is great. These sweet little bags will certainly be on my to-do list for Christmas presents this year. I follow you, Madame Samm and my sponsor is lilypadquilting. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  140. This is a lovely tutorial, nicely explained. I love the fact you made it in orange to match! I've just started a paper piecing project which would fit in this bag nicely. Looks like it's going on my to-do list. I'm on my way to check out your blog now. Thanks to sponsors also.

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  141. Love Laura's tutorial - what sweet and practical little bags these make.

    Thanks, Madame Samm for bringing such fun hosts to the giveaway along with fabulous prizes.

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  142. I love this tutorial - great job on explaining all the details and I will be making this very soon. I like that red and white one a lot.

    A great big thank you to Laura, Blue Fig, Bosal, and can't forget Great Gerbers. Without you, what would we do. Shine on Samm. Judy C in NC

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  143. I was honestly just thinking about how to make a drawstring bag, so this tutorial comes at the perfect time for me! Thank you so much, Laura! And I'm a follower of Laura's blog now, a follower here, sponsored by Amy of Diary of a Quilter.

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  144. Laura has always been a favorite of mine! She is an awesome talent and quilts marvelously! Love your tut, Laura!

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  145. That little bag is the cutest. I have got to make a few of these for gifts. Thank you Laura for taking the time to post this. I think I was able to follow Laura's blog. I kept running into the language barrier. Thank you Madam Samm for this great giveaway.

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  146. Pink is my favorite color. Definitely could use a new bag for my Featherweight.

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  147. Iam now a follower of Laura's blog. That was a very nice tutorial and I think you can never have enough bags to hold your projects. I am a quilter from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  148. Great tut, and printer friendly! Wowzers! I'm off to learn about that. Just became a follower here, and am off to check out Laura's blog to follower her too.

    Thanks!

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  149. I was following, I'm now following and perhaps now I will follow my Spanish speaking grand kiddies conversation! lol Beautiful bag and tutorial. A rolling bag! oooh! The wire dress form??? Very cute! Batting. Very practical as well as sneeze proof! Just saying
    Bless you, Madame Samm and these sponsors and these guests. It does keep getting better and better!

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  150. Love the tutorial and I will definitely be making one of these! :) I'm a follower and am off to folow Laura! THanks for the chance to win!

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  151. Another great tut!! I'm really excited about this one - it will make the perfect gift bags for Christmas! It's so great to start my day with a fantastic idea! Thanks Laura! I'm a new follower, at least I think so, it said something in Spanish so I just clicked and nodded my head! Samm, I'm thinking the pink bag would look lovely with my machine inside! xo, Nan

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  152. This is a great tutorial! I think my sisters will each be getting one of these for Christmas! I am a follower on Laura's blog and here, of course. Thank you Madam Samm and the wonderful sponsors for the chance to win!

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  153. Woot! Great tutorial. Following Lauras blog and madame samm of course! I would love this bag! Perfect for taking my sewing machine home on leave!

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  154. This tutorial is just what I wanted!!! I made one of these exact same bags back in 1988 and still have my bag.......but no instructions on how to make them again.............till today!!!!!!! Thank you......

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  155. OK, so I don't know if I'm a quilter or a Wanttobe...I've made one quilt & a couple of wallhangings....but, I *do* have a sewing machine! :) and who couldn't use batting!? So, I loved her tute, I've become a follower of Laura and, after fighting blogger & its stupidity (or mine), I finally left a comment on her blog! :)

    And, I know Orange is the color of the campaign, but I do have to say, I loooooove PINK! and the Gerberas - I love 'em!!! It's really too hot for them here in the Coastal Bend (of South Texas), so I have to enjoy them through your pics, so thanks for sharing!!

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  156. thanx for a great tute! i am now a follower of laura's ... i love her doll quilt in her march post!

    i came to this blog from amy's 'diary of a quilter'

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  157. I'm following both blogs! I'm a quilter sponsored by Lilypad Quilting.

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  158. Hi Samm, I am following Laura's blog now and yours. Years ago, I gave little bags like this to put jewerly for traveling for christmas gifts. I am very happy now to have to tutorial to make my own. thanks, kathy

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  159. Thanks for sharing this would be a great project for my 4H sewing kids. I will have to show it to them.

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  160. I'm now a follower of Laura's blog. You would not know that was her first tut. I going to try and make one...great gift you can use it for so many things.I also follow your blog..and Jane's Fabric is my sponsor....

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  161. What a darling draw string bag and a great tutorial! Thank you for participating. I am now a follower of Laura's.
    Samm, thank you for hosting this wonderful event and giving so many a chance to win yummy goodies!

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  162. laura's bags are so cute! i can't wait to make one and see all of the little treasures i can place in them. i started following laura today...and of course, i follow YOU, madamm samm!

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  163. I have a couple of these type bags that are rather small and made for jewelry. I have often thought about making some larger ones. Thanks for the great tutorial! I'm sure that I will make some now for myself and for gifts. I am a new follower of Laura's blog and follow here. I am a quilter sponsored by Corrie at Quilt Taffy. Thanks for the great giveaways.

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  164. Thought I left a comment on Laura's blog now I'm not so sure I did....Went back to read it but could not find it..Will check later

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  165. I am definitely going to have to try the ruffled drawstring bag! Cute! Thank you Laura for the wonderful tutorial! I am a new follower of her blog, and a follower here.

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  166. Ohhh Pink is my favorite color! Orange is a close second. Laura, great job on the tutorial. I'll plan on these today, as I have set aside today to let everything go and just sew.

    Thanks for everything!

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  167. have just copied laura's patten and added it to my to-make folder. laura left out one bit of instruction: what to do with the small circle. i added to my copy: use this small circle to draw a line around center of bag [to close off the pockets where they narrow] after sewing on the traced lines and before the two parallel lines afound the smaller circle.

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  168. Oh, I think it's my lucky day ;). I'm going to win that pink carrier for the machine quilting class I'm taking this month and we have Mt. Katahdin here in Maine where I live! It's a sign I tell you! It's my lucky day!

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  169. I loved the tutorial so I headed over and left my comentario...and followed too because I'm guessing if this was her first...there has to be more great tutorials to follow :)

    Love Bosal and since I have a new Bernina...a travel trailor for her would be nice too :)

    Giggles,
    Kelly

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  170. What a great tutorial Laura!! Thank you so much, I love these little bags and I think my daughter would love some to take to Church. I bet she would have me make one to match each of her dresses :)

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  171. Great Tutorial and if I was smart I would get busy and make a few for Christmas gifts.

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  172. I'm just a wantobe, but I just wanted to say phew! Fan-CY! Am I ever going to be able to do something like that?! :)

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  173. I'm a quilter and I've been making little bags like these for several years now. Came up with them on my own but not at all surprised to find variations on the same basic idea!

    Following you both, obviously! :) Sponsored by Deonn.

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  174. I have several of these bags. They're great for jewelry! Following you and Laura.

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  175. Laura -LOVED your tutorial with the wonderful drawstring bags! I have always liked them, but did not have a clue until today about how to make one. Thank you for the very clear directions!

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  176. Parabéns, marciaw
    Você está seguindo Coisas da Laura
    Guess this means that I now follow Laura's blog. I already follow stashmanicure too. I am a QUILTER without a blog sponsored by Linda at Stray Stitches.
    This is an amazing and pretty piece. Thanks for the nice tutorial.

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  177. SEW glad I made it back from vacation in time for this, cuz pink really IS my color :) I'd love to bring this baby home to be loved.

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  178. Following both. This is a grand tutorial. Great job. Thanks for the most generous giveaway.

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  179. Hello again Madame Samm - was astonished to find "my" drawstring bag on Laura's tutorial. I make much the same bag in glitzy and paliner materials for sale as evening bags, jewellery bags. Will now add a "sewing bag" label !!
    Am following Laura, and am sponsored by Deonn of Quiltscapes.

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  180. Love the little bag. I need to make 30 gifts for a big party in Feb. I think this is what I will do. Great ideas

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  181. Love the tutorial. Laura did a great job on her first tutorial. I will be making a few of these for Christmas gifts!!

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  182. I am a new follower of Laura's and left her a message about how wonderful her tut is.

    Thx

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  183. I am a follower of yours ofcouse, and my sponser is Grandmama's Story's

    Thx

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  184. I really love the bag - gotta make one! I am a new follower of your blog!

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  185. Great post, and tut, will be making some of these bags!!

    I just spent three hours being locked out of my dead battery pick up truck from leaving my lights on this morning. I had to take a friend to have a medical test done. It's only 100 + degrees outside. I'd really like to win today. I could use some good Karma Mr Random number man. lol

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  186. Love the looks of this small bag and it would come in handy for many things. I am a quilter, follow both Laura and Stash Manicure. I'm registered with both Mary on Lake Pulaski and Lilypad Quilting. Thanks!

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  187. Excellent tutorial! Love bags like this for jewelry etc. I am a follower here and at Laura's. ould love to win a case for my machine!

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  188. What a cute bag! Thank you Laura for the great tutorial. I am a quilter and a follower here and my sponser blog is Janes Fabric.

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  189. Great job, Laura. I LOVE the little bags and can think of lots of ways to use them. They are adorable. Keep doing tuts...

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  190. Love the sewing bag tutorial . I'd love to win the wheeled bag.
    I am a follower.

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  191. I have always liked these little bags. They come in handy for so many things. Great tutorial for being your first one. Hope to see more from you. I have become a follower and have been following you madam samm forever!. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  192. What a cute little bag...Love the fabric for the tutorial bag. I became a follower of Laura's blog...it will be interesting following a dual language blog!

    Also, I LOVE Tobe's school look! Though it was adorable when I saw it this morning.

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  193. What a cute little bag and I really like the choice of farics. I am a new follower here of Laura and I faithfully follow Madam Samm. Would love to win athe pink bag.

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  194. Hi Sweetie, What a cute little bag. I visited Laura. Great blog. Thanks for the connection. I would love to win the pink bag for my 90 year old Mother who taught me to sew.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  195. She did a great job! I have used those for jewelry, but I love the idea of a sewing tote.

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  196. I'm following both you and Laura. I left Laura a comment. What a great bag.

    Thanks!

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  197. Great tutorial! I hopped over to Laura's blog and followed her. I tried to leave a comment too, but I'm not sure it went through. sorry :(
    What an awesome giveaway! I'm sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

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  198. Well, Madame Samm, I thought I had submitted an entry, but I'm not seeing it. So if this is my second entry, it certainly wasn't on purpose. I wanted to let you know I'm a quilter, and I'm thrilled to be entering your giveaway once again. I haven't won any of your prizes, but I've certainly gleaned a lot of knowledge along the way. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I'm also a new follower of Laura's blog

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  199. Laura - the bag is precious and definitely a must-make for myself and a couple of sewing friends. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

    I looked at your Flickr page and I fell in love with your pot holders. I wish you would come back some day and do a tut on those. The Tomato is simply Outstanding !

    I am now following you

    Thank you again for everything and a big hug to mme Samm

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