Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Guest #42 Barb with A Fall Go treat and a GO -BABY for a giveaway!

Hang on Madame Samm....be right with you...I just need to work my way out of this scrap mess...
 (do these scraps make my hand look fat)??



What fun to be here today, thanks so much for having me.


Some of you are familiar with me, Bejeweled Quilts by Barb, and my talking about scrap breeding.
My slogan is..."Stop Scrap Breeding"....it should be outlawed.

One way is to leave your lights on at night, nothing good ever happens in the dark....you will wake up in the morning and your scrap bins will be overflowing.

So...today I am pulling out all the stops and taking out my trusty Go cutter to help me tame these beastlie beauties.


A lot of you are familiar with The Accuquilt Go cutter, if not, you can go here to view their videos,

You can friend them on facebook, every Friday they have a giveaway of some sort and sometimes they even give away a Go cutter. (no, I am not a paid employee). I am just so in love with my Go cutter...is that wrong?

So Saturday I started going through my scraps, can you believe I ironed almost everyone of them? I cut...I ironed...and then cut some more...

Got it down to this.... notice the full basket is gone!



Sheweeeee....so I began again on Monday....just a few hours left.

I did not do anything with these...they are big enough scraps to get bigger cuts from the tumbler or apple core and frankly.....I am sick of scraps, I could scream...well...I did scream...

Don't worry, I muffled my mouth with scraps so as not to scare the neighbors.


The red basket is full of 2 1/2 " strips (middle) on each side the strips are 1 1/2" to 3". To be honest, I only have the 2 1/2" strip cutter....


What about some tumbler blocks?


Empty basket....ahhhhhhhhhh Accuquilt!!!

Now you will see some of the projects I have done in the last year with my Go Cutter. The pink one on the bottom right was not done with the go cutter but very well could be done with one. Click on the picture for a bigger view.


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Now for those of you who are wanna be quilter's, you can go and visit Bonnie Hunter she gives you some wonderful pointers on scrap orgnization. You really do need a system. As you could tell mine was just throwing it in a basket and sometimes try to tame it....SHAME ON ME!!!

I always thought that you could just leave your Go cutter out and when making a quilt, take your scraps and cut up the excess as you were cutting your quilt or after, just to make sure you don't make a mistake and need more fabric. Unfortunately, you saw that I cut in my kitchen...no room to leave the cutter out. Temporary living space for now.

One word of advice "YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR FIRST CUT"....

That is why I love my Go cutter...makes doing applique a cinch!!



I recently got the Fall Medley in the mail... Now the person that invented the two toned foam should be given a raise...


So...I am going to show you how to do applique with your Go cutter and how to make a pot holder.... The towel is done with the same principle.

You Get your Steam a Seam, or heat bond (always follow the directions)...iron it onto the back of your fabric...like so...




I know that if you want to do reversible like letters....you put the paper side face up...but in my case, it just doesn't matter.


There you have it....a beautiful cut in minutes....




I went to my scrap basket and got a large piece of white scrap (no more scrap breeding for that pesty bugger).

I had enough to make a 9" square. I took my applique pieces and pulled off the paper and then ironed them onto the white fabric. (sorry no picture) You can see how it is arranged in the very first picture or the last...it is your project...you can do what you want!!

As you can see, Now I am ready to applique the pieces with my machine. I have it on a blanket stitch. You can zig zag if your machine does not have this feature. Now Ricky Tims taught me this....before you start your blanket stitch, take a few straight stitches (I take anywhere from six to ten), then I start to blanket stitch...


I will go all around my pieces and end up back to where the straight stitches are and I will blanket stitch over that...then as an extra percaution I take a few straight stitches just to secure the stitches. If you will notice....no threads in the back...no knots... 


Then I take my piece and find a backing that will be anwhere from one and a half to two inches bigger than my appliqued piece.


Get my insul brite, cut it as big as my backing piece.



sandwich...

I center my applique piece...
Pin......, saftey pins are better but hey....these were close by..

Go to the machine and stitch all around the applique, I am using black because that is the thread I blanket stitched with.


Trim your insul brite to the appliqued piece


Cut backing fabric one inch from the appliqued piece.


Get the trusty glue out


Go to the ironing board....you will iron the 1 inch allowance in half


iron it over again and glue down...you will do top and bottom first...



Then when you get to the side you will do both ends just like this....and then you will fold it in half...iron...

Fold over again, glue and iron...and you will get this...do this to all four ends. 


I use an Unused hair bob (don't even think about using a used one...grosssssss)....you will clip the metal piece off and place it in the fold of the upper left corner.


You will take a top stitch all around the edges and....
This is what you will get, I embellished it with a button.


Editors note: We can count on Barb to bring us smiles
and  to get us sew excited about anything from Accuquilt..
She really LOVES the machine and dies..oh yes...
And it seems to me that she loves her GO sew much
in her honor we  should give another one away today for
QUILTERS.....and 3 dies of your choice.


Giveaway today is for Quilters...

If this Go Baby is still on your wish list..well today
you could possibly win it...tomorrow
the winner will be announced.

HOW to win..Go to see Barb and be a new follower
of hers, she is always surprising us with not only her wit
but her keen blog post...

Go to Accuquilt  and let us know which 3 dies
you would like to win...Subscribe to them as well...
They would love that.. and you will be kept to date with news of
all their new dies....

Of course be a follower here...this is a good thing....

Big thanks goes out to Barb, Accuquilt and YOU for 
being the type of quilting friends who make us smile
with your flattering notes to our guests..
Gosh it really makes them feel loved!
YOU are kind, you are smart and you is important to us! 




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356 comments:

  1. Barb you are always such fun! love your blog & your determination with your pile and the use of your Baby Go! So wish one would find it's homework me...funky flowers, 2 1/2" strip cutter and the alphabet dies would even make me happier!!! Thank you for sharing and I wish you all the happiest of happies!

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  2. Oh, these make me drool... all the fun things to do with scraps. I would love to see a tumbler, a fall collection or a holiday. I'm dreaming!

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  3. I definitely want a circle die, tumbler and probably a hst die!

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  4. Seriously...the prizes are amazing. Thank you!!!! I definitely (happily became a follower...)

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  5. You made it look so easy getting ALL THOSE SCRAPS UNDER CONTROL. I have just cot out a whole lot of tumbler shapes for my scrappy quilt, my fingers are quite sore! Sunbonnet sue and overall Sam go well with the Round Flowers. Cheers... Denise. here's wishing.... and hoping.. as the song says. LOL

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  6. Thank you for this opportunity to win!! It was very hard to narrow it down to just 3 dies but if I were to win, I would love to have the Harvest Medley, Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam dies to begin my collection. Thanks again.

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  7. I do have a GO!Baby already, but what I wanted to say is that the potholder looks awesome ;)

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  8. Thanks for making me laugh, Barb! and no, that pile of scraps does not make your arm look fat. I'm a follower, here, there and everywhere.
    Picking just 3 dyes is tough - I'd start simple though - a 2 1/2" strip cutter, a drunkards path, and a churn dash. I'm sure I could get into all kinds of fun with those!

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  9. Thank you for a chance to win a GO!baby! My choice of dies would be a circle, feathers and a triangle.

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  10. I am a follower of the new Bar. I love the star block. I will make one.
    I would love to go to a baby. I've been looking at accu Quilting website. We in Hungary can not get such a thing. I really like: flower set, but I'm happy though which one. Please pick me!

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  11. I am now a follower of Barb, accuquilt and here. GMAMA JANE is my blog sponsor.
    I would love to win a GO Baby, and it is very much on my wish list. My choice of dies would be: Go Value dies, Sparkle diamonds and Chisels.
    Regards Denmark

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  12. Thanks for introducing us to Barb! Now I´ll have fun reading her blog instead of learning for my exam and doing the dishes this morning ;-)

    And of course I´m a follower now!

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  13. The dies I´d choose are:

    apple core
    drunkard´s path and
    pumpkins!

    (Did I mention I loooove pumpkins?? I´m so looking forward to Halloween! Unfortunately it´s not very common here in Germany. I think all my neighbours think I´m the weirdest person in the world with all that pumpkin and halloween stuff. Well, I can live with that ;-))

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  14. this post made me laugh thansk. great tutorial too

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  15. opps I guess we leave a post here. i already follow you, following barb now and 3 hmm
    scotty dog is a must
    a heart
    and i was going to stay a star but loving those fall leaves and pumpkins you showed.

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  16. I'd like the alphabet, the drunkards path and the 2.5" strip cutter :)

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  17. I would have to have the Fall medley, 2 1/2" strip and the birds dies!

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  18. Not sure if you want one comment or one comment on each as some people have done...will just do one and leave it to you to sort it out LOL. I follow you, barb and AQ. Have entered every single giveaway on the planet for a GO baby..... my dies would be hexagon (because I am now addicted) HST and 2.1/2 strip (I think. Hugs x

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  19. I've bin a follower of Barb and Accuquilt for some time already, so easy piecy for me this time. I'd love to have the 2 1/2, hst and circle dies. Thanks for a great give away.

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  20. Anyone old enough to remember going through the Sears Wishbook as a kid and picking out your dream toys....going to the Accuquilt site feels the same! I'd pick the circles (2",3",5"); the hexagons (2", 3", 5"); and the rickrack. I'm a new follower of Barb's. Thanks!

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  22. I would like the fall medley, the holiday medley and the ribbon. And many more of course!

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  23. If I was lucky enough to win a Baby-Go, Id choose the hexagons, tumbler and strips - I think.... Actually I want them all, hard to choose, but we'll see.... I will manage, I promise :o)
    I do follow Barb and Accuquilt and like Accuquilt on FB
    Hugs

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  24. I don't think Barb's scraps will give her anymore cheek now that she can tame them so well! I am a follower of hers.

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  25. The dies I'd choose are drunkards path, double wedding ring and the holiday medley. I'm subscribed to Accuquilt's newsletter. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. I am a follower this Sew We Quilt :)

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  27. I am sew impressed with what I see quilters doing with the Go Baby! And I would love one! I'm a quilter and I follow Sew We Quilt and now I follow Barb. Great blog Barb!

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  28. Thank you Madame Samm for introducing me to Barb, I love her blog. I'm following now. I love her side bar fabric journal, LOVE it!

    Thank you for a wonderful tut Barb, applique scares me.

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  29. Oh what I wouldn't do for an Go! I've entered every dang contest just to end up a loser ever time, lol.

    My 3 dies would be
    tumber
    2.5" strip
    The circles

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  30. I made several Blog comments begging to WIN a Go! I have looked longingly at the Sunbonnet Sue Lullaby and Round Flower Dies to go with the Go Baby! Please PICK ME Madame SAMM!

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  31. Hello Madame Samm - a Go seems the way to go for making lots of quilts quickly, doesn't it! I'd love the Drunkards Path, Half Square Triangle and the Hexagon to go with it. Wowee, that would be winning! Have joined Barbs blog, and am sponsored by Deonn at Quiltscapes. ...Margaret

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  32. A follower of Barb and Sew We Quilt. 3 dies - apple core, tumbler, and drunkard's path. Our sew bee ladies would love this.

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  33. I would love one of these. I have inherited my mother's scraps. About 40 years worth.

    If I am lucky enough to win then the dies I would like would be:
    Go Value die
    Go Alpha Baby
    Go strip cutter.

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  34. I am a new follower of Barb. She's so funny. I already get the Accuquilt newsletters on my e-mail. I would get the tumbler, the value die and the drunkard's path.

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  35. Oh I think I'd have to go with the Fall Medley after seeing that gorgeous pot holder, and the Holiday Medley (because I love Christmas!) and perhaps the Lullaby (because I just found out that I'm going to be an Aunty for the very first time!!)

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  36. What a fun post to read first thing in the morning. Barb cracks me up. As a dedicated scrap quilter, I can appreciate her dilemma. Scrap quilters work hard. I usually cut my scraps as I go. Seems as though I spend a lot of time cutting! Friends bring me lots of scraps, though, that really pile up. I would have a very difficult time choosing just three dies. Hexies, for sure, and perhaps I'd like to try the tumblers. The circle die would be a convenience, but I'd have always been smitten with the drunkards path.

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  37. I am now a follower of Barb's. Loved the tutorial and the picture of her arm rising out behind the scraps! So cute! Dies I would love to have are the geometric, holiday, and borders. Thanks for the chance!

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  38. I already follow at Barb's, follow here & subscribe to AccuQuilt. My three dies would be the Drunkard's Path, Tumbler & 2 1/2 Strip Cutter.
    Thanks for the tutorial Barb!

    My sponsor is Melissa @ Happy Quilting

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  39. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway. I`m registered with Diary of a Quilter. I follow Barb and love that first photo! I also follow you. I would LOVE a Go Baby and the Drunkard`s Path, Circle and 2.5 inch strip cutter would be amazing!!

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  40. I'm following Barb now. I would adore a Go Baby. I'd get all sorts of dies, but to start a small Circle, the tumbler, and the 2.5 inch strip cutter

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  41. Thank you for the chance. I am a follower here and of course a follower of Barb. If I win, I would love the bird die, the pumpkins and the cat and bat. Thank you for the chance.

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  42. I have always given away my scraps but if I won, I may never give away another scrap ever!! Thanks Barb for an awesome tute!

    I am a quilter and am sponsored by SewCalGal!

    I am already subscribed to AccuQuilt and follow here.

    Dies of choice would be: Birds, Fall Medley, Holiday Medley

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  43. Barb is just too much fun and really put a smile on my face this morning - kind of tough considering a tornado went through my back yard Sunday night !

    Entering one more Go give-away .. I would love a Go Baby - the Drunkard`s Path, Circle and 2.5 inch strip cutter would just be awesome !

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  44. I'm a quilter and I follow both Barb's and your blog.I already receive the Accuquilt newsletter. I've been trying so hard to win a Baby Go, if this is my lucky strike I'd love the tumbler die, the Drunkard's path and the Circle.
    My sponsor is Stray Stitches.

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  45. I became a follower and YES, the Go Baby is still on my wish list!
    My favorite dies would be:
    Squares
    2 1/2 inch strips
    alphas

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  47. I would love to win one of these! I've entered countless giveaways - perhaps this will be my turn!

    I follow Barb, follower here and am a quilter.

    I'd like the strip cutter, the winter medely and the wedding ring die

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  48. Holy cow, great giveaway!
    I'm a new follower to all the sites, I just found you today! If I had to pick, I'd pick the 2.5" strip cutter, the block pack, and the stars (I'm too plain!)

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  49. I am a quilter, I follow you, and my sponcer is Gmama Jane

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  50. I am a follower and would love to win a GO but it doesn't seem to be in the cards.

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  51. I already follow Accuquilt and get there newsletter.

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  52. My choices would be:

    5 1/5 sq rag cutter
    Fall collection
    2 1/2 strip cutter

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. Barb is always a delight and so creative! I follow her blog and this one and am always inspired!

    I'd love a chance to win. I'd love the 3.5"tumbler dye, the 2.5" strip dye and the Rose of Sharon dye.

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  54. I faithfully read Barb's blog & now I'm an official follower. I would love to win a Baby GO.

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  55. I'm a follower here. Thanks for the giveaway. Signed up with Shade Tree Quilting.

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  56. I'm already subscribed at Accuquilt. Would love to have the hexagons, hearts & circles dies. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  57. Pick me! Pick me! I definitely follow Stash daily. I am now a follower of Barb (so funny, can't wait to thoroughly check out her website) and if I was lucky enough to win the Accuquilt Go Baby I would like to start off with the 2 1/2 strip cutter, tumbler, and fall medley dies. Thank you again Madame Samm and sponsors!!

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  58. thanks so much Barb! you've made me feel so good about my own scrap pile... ;)

    and ohmygosh, you have no idea how much i've been dying for a baby go! i took a class last winter specifically for the opportunity to try it, and i was less than impressed... but i realized that it was really the instructor's fault, and that she wasn't taking care of her equipment. now i really want a baby go! so that i can take care of it and enjoy how awesome it can be!

    i'm following Barb, and you, and Ellison Lane quilts (does it matter who i'm registered with if i'm not a wantobe? i've never been sure of that!).

    i follow Accuquilt on facebook, but i have to admit that i hate facebook with a passion, and thus am rarely on it, so i always miss the friday giveaways! i'm also on their e-mail list, and i just now registered for their forum, cause i wasn't sure what you meant by "subscribe" to them... the link goes to their forums, so i registered!

    oh, and the three dies that i would pick.. so hard to do! i definitely think the drunkard's path block, because there are so many options with it, and that notch on their die would make them oh-so-easy to sew up! and i totally want the hexie die, i hate cutting hexies! the third is the hardest, how do i narrow it down?! i have a rotary cutter that does circles, even if it is kind of a pain to use, so my third would have to be the tumbler die. it makes such cute baby quilts!

    thank you so much to you, Madame Samm, to Barb, and to Accuquilt!

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  59. I am already a follower of Barbs. I have entered so many times to win one of these babies that I don't even have to look to tell you which three dies I want (assuming I don't change my mind LOL) I want the 2 1/2" strip cutter, the churn dash (to make owls), and the Birds Go!. Thanks for another chance. BTW Great job Barb - glad to know I am not the only one taken over by scraps.

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  60. I honestly wondered if I would use the applique dies if I had them, but Barb makes me think that maybe they would get used more than I think! Great ideas and I LOVE the scrap management tips!

    I'm a quilter, a follower of all quilt blogs and sponsored by Grandmama's Stories (Jane).

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  61. I sooooo want to win one - I frequent AccuGo's site and products - now if I can just win one :) I love the small tumbler, the Go Value Die kit, the 1 1/2 half square triangle.
    So would love to win one= hoping to find an email from you in my inbox!

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  62. I have been following Barb and AccuQuilt for a while. I would love to win this Baby to give to a friend who has "cutting issues." I have a GO! cutter and love it.

    Thanks to all the generous sponsors and to the lovely hostess and featured guests!

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  63. I would so love the Accuquilt Go....with the 2 1/2 inch #50612,the Jumbo fall applique #50264 and the Spring collection #50263...Enjoyed the blog....what a hoot.....sundayquilter@msn.com

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  64. I've followed Barb and I would love these 3 dies: funky flower #1, butterfly #2 and 5" square. Thank you

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  65. I'd choose Studio flower #11 (jumbo), Studio circles (jumbo), and the Studio Applique Collection-Holiday (Jumbo)

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  66. Not sure how many entries you're supposed to put in but, I already follow you and Barb, and I already get Accuquilt's newsletter.
    I like the Drunkard's Path, the Dresden, and a parallelogram. Thanks for the giveaway Mme. Samm.

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  67. I would use the pumpkin, acorn & a snowman!!
    THanks!!
    Jill

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  68. I'm in for this......follow already. I'm for borders, geometic and seasonal.
    Loved Barb's tutorial...very good and think she is a hoot!

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  69. I have been a follower of Barb's for a long time now. Love her blog

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  70. I follow your blog and love it. I love the idea of winning a GO and thank you for the chance.

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  71. I do follow Accuquilt on Facebook and am signed up for their emails. Not sure yet which dies I would want because there are so many wonderful ones. Would have to really sit down and make my choices.

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  72. Thanks Madame Samm, you've introduced me to sew many new blogs. I'm loving all the tutorials and learning sew much. How did you come up with this fantastic idea? I'm a new follower of Barb's, and also Accuquilt (dreaming) and of coarse yours Madame Samm. If I were lucky I'd pick 1 Fall Medley(I love it), 2 Bountiful baskets, 3 Rose of Sharon. Thanks again for all the fun tutorials, new to us blogs(some of them new) and letting us participate in some only in my dreams giveaways. ;->

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  73. I would so love to win the go and begone with scraps and such. Following Barb, signed with Mary from Lake P. Good luck to everyone. Very cute potholder.

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  74. What a wonderful post Barb, as usual you left us laughing. I follow and follow and subscribe. The dies I would love to have are Drunkards path, Autumn Medley and Ribbon Twist. Thanks.

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  75. I really enjoyed this post and I am not folowing Barb!
    AlwaysSewLove

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  76. I also follow Accuquilt on facebook and I follow you! :)
    AlwaySewLove

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  77. Thanks for the great tute! I'm already a follower here and on the Accuquilt facebook page. I would like the 2.5 inch strip, value die set and tumbler. Thanks for the chance!

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  78. Hi I am following Barb and offcouse you, if I am the lucky one I would love to have hexagons, 1½ strips and alphabet. It was a great tutorial to use all the scraps.

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  79. I think I would get the circles, the drunkard path, and the triangles to start! :)

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  80. I am already Barb's follower and do love her blog. This is a great project. I also am subscribed to AccuQuilt's newsletter. The three dies I think I would want (can't I have them all?) would be Rob Peter to Pay Paul, Dresden Plate and the 2.5 inch strip. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  81. I LOVED Barb's post and now follow her blog. The three dies I'd pick are the circle, 2-1/2 inch square, and the hexagon. I already subscribe to Accuquilt.

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  82. Awesome giveaway! Count me in please. I love the Studio tree-cedar large, the Studio Applique-collection fall jumbo and the Studio Leaf-Oak & Acorn large. Joined Barbs site as well. Great site.

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  83. The dies i would want are classic, geometric, seasonal.
    Love your and Barb' s blog.
    Thanks for the give away

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  84. Ha! Love the post on scraps. Starting to collect a pile of my own though they have not started to multiply yet. I would love to get an Accuquilt Go! cutter with 2.5 in die, a 2 in circle, and a 3 in circle. Thanks for the chance to win!
    I am now a follower of Barb's and here of course.

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  85. I really enjoyed this post and I do believe she is going to be one of my new favorite bloggers. I saw lots of fun stuff on her site with a quick peek, so of course, I clicked on "Follow". I think I would choose dies that are harder to cut with my rotary cutter - the tumbler, circles, and because I love fall the applique one she featured today.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  86. No your hand looks just perfect!!
    I'm a quilter, a follower here and of Barb's. I'm also subscribed to Accuquilt.
    The dies I would chose are Circle, Tumbler and Applecore and I would LOVE to get my Accuquilt on :)

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  87. Wow - I really want a Go Baby to come live at my house, along with Applique Fall Jumbo, 2-1/2 Strip Die and the Applecore. Wonder how to make this happen? We could make beautiful music together and you would definitely be loved to death. Thanks definitely go to Accuquilt for being such a wonderful sponsor. Devoted follower of Barb and Stash. Thanks wonderful Samm for making all this happen. Judy C in NC wishes you a good day.

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  88. I quilt.I follow you and Barb. I'm also a subscriber to Accuquilt.
    The dies I would like are a half square triangle, a 2 1/2" strip and a 2 1/2 inch square.

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  89. I'm a wantobe so I'm not eligible for the giveaway, but Barb, your project is adorable and your pictures with all the scraps cracked me up. I went and friended you anyway and I wanted you to know that No, those scraps don't make your hand look fat.

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  90. I am a quilter! YEAH! I am now a follower of Barb's and of course here! I would love the Tumbler, hexagon, and one of the triangles! Have a wonderful day everyone and good luck!

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  91. Great post Barb...I've been following you for awhile now and of course I follow SewWeQuilt. I would luv it if a Go found it's way to my sewing room...I'm always dreaming for a GO win...I can't live without the 'Birds', 'Fall Medley', and 'Holiday Medley' dies. I must tell you...before the Baby GO was even born...I bought a few dies and borrowed my friends GO...luved it...still no GO for me but hoping tomorrow will be my lucky day. I put the cart before the horse sEw to speak. Thank you Mme Samm, Accuquilt and Barb for being sEw giving of your time and products... we quilters LUV YOU!!

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  92. Another great blog post and wow, what a fabulous prize for the giveaway today.
    I have looked at the Accuquilt site many times and am already subscribed.
    The dies I would like are apple core,2 1/2" strip and half square triangle.
    Margaret

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  93. I follow Barb and Sew We Quilt and accuquilt. I would love a GO tumbler,strip and triangle die. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  94. Your giveaways are fantastic everyday- would love to win a GO Baby!I'm a hopeful quilter, sponsored by Stray Stitches. I'm following Barb now and have subscribed to GO!'s email . Would love to win their Hexagons, 5" square and Bountiful Baskets dies. Sew We Quilt is the first up every morning with my coffee, so much wonderful information, Thanks again!!

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  95. Hi there! I just loved Barb's tutorial, it was great! I now follow Barb's blog. I have joined the Accuquilt site. It was SO difficult to choose just 3 dies from the HUGE range on the site, but if I was lucky enough to win, I would love to get: the Studio Owl die, the Go Critters die and the Studio Applique Collection - Spring dies. WOW!! Wouldnt that be SO much fun to be able to play with all those dies and the Accuquilt. Of course, I am a Follower of yours too Mdm Samm.
    Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz xx

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  96. I would love to have this machine and the dies: studio monkey 1, studio rabbit 4 and the dragonfly - loved Barb's hand out of the scraps LOL

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  97. What a fun post! Thanks Barb for giving the lowly & maligned scrap A-one status. My dream dies - 2-1/2" strip, 5" square and the fall combo.

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  98. Thanks for a fun post Barb. Cute pot holder!

    I would so love to win a Go! Baby...I want the strip dies and a the Daisy die.

    Thanks Samm and Accuquilt!

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  99. Thanks again for another wonderful tutorial. I love learning something new each day! If I should be lucky enough to win, I would like the studio stocking and the Hawaiian Hula flower and Butterfly.

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  100. I'm a new follower of Barb and I already subscribe to Accuquilts newsletter so that I can drool everytime I get it...
    I would probably choose the Tumbler, Studio Flowers and Leaves #3, and either one with a pumpkin or the monkey!
    Thanks Madame Samm for doing these and all the sponsors!!

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  101. I follow both blogs and get the Accuquilt newsletter. I'd choose: Fall medley, Stars, and Half Square 4". Thanks for the giveaway!

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  102. Thanks for the chance to win so I can get through the growing pile of scraps in my sewing room! I'd love the Fall Medley, ribbon twist and 2" square dies if I won. I'm a new follower of Barb's as well.

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  103. Barb--you're a hoot. I really wasn't sure how all those scraps keep multiplying in my bin, but now I know.
    I would want the hexagon die, the fall medley, and the reindeer dies.

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  104. I have been lucky to be a follower of Barb for several months. She is always posting about fun stuff. I really am in love with the 2 1/2" strip cutter. I am drooling over that.

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  105. I would love to be the winner of this giveaway. I have been wanting a Go! cutter for a long time. I would pick the hexagon die, upper case alphabet die and 5" square die. Loved reading today's blog. Thanks for all the hard work you have put into this great idea of yours. First thing I read every morning before I go to work.

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  106. Love the tutorial Barb! I am also a lover of fall and scraps! My quilting buddy hates scraps so I get hers too! I would love to win a Go Baby with the fall medley die that Barb used as well as the drunkard's path-3 1/2" and the circle-2", 3", 5". Thanks for the giveaway chance! Love your blog!!

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  107. I am a new follower of Barb. Thanks for introducing her to us.

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  108. What a funny post. Went on over and now a follower.

    If I would win, I'd love the following dies:

    Fall Medley #55041

    Holiday Medley #55043

    2 1/2 Strip Cut (2 strips) #55017

    Thank you for another great giveaway!

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  109. I have been a follower of Barb's, and she did a fun tutorial!! I have been signed up at Accuquilt. Would LOVE to try out one of these Babys! Would be happy to give the Fall Medley, 2 1/2 inch strip and Hexagon a Go! ;)

    And I am also a happy follower to this blog too! LOOOVE these tutorials!!

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  110. I already subscribe to Accuquilt's newsletter. If I won, I would choose the parallelogram, circle and apple core dies.

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  111. I am a follower of your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  112. 2 toned foam now ? BE still my heart !!! Guess I need to get out more !! I'm a quilter / Happy quiling=sponsor/ I follow this blog / signed up to follow Barb / and subscribed to Accuquilt email ! 3 dies : FALL MEDLEY ; Rose of SHARON ; and HEARTS

    thanks so much Mdm. Samm & Barb & Accuquilt !!

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  113. I am a follower of both blogs...I think I would pick one of the square dies, a triangle one and then one of the fun appliques...too many choices. I love the fall one you used!

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  114. I have followed Barb for a long time on Google Reader, but just made it "official." I would love the 2 1/2" strip die, alphabet, and 12" square. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. Barb is always so much fun!! 3 dies? OK let's see.....I love the Fall Medley die Barb used, the circle die, and the snowflake die.

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  116. Am a new follower of Barb. What an opportunity! If I am the lucky recipient, I had a hard time choosing, but I chose: 1. Studio pumpkin #4(large) 2. tumbler 3. Studio butterfly #1(jumbo)

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  117. Barb is so funny, she's welcome to come swim in my scraps any time she likes, especially if I'm not lucky enough to win!

    What a prize Mdme Samm! You know I'd love to win, so in anticipation, I've been a drooled over the dies and well, it would have to be a basics die set, 3 1/2" tumbler and the feathers (oh I could do things with feathers! lol)

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  118. Lily Pad Quilting is my sponsor. I follow Barb's blog. I love the tumbler, apple core and funkey flowers. I get accuquilts newsletter. Ps. love the pot holder!!

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  119. Thank you for a chance to win a GO!baby! My choice of dies would be a 2,5" squares, apple core & tubler

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  120. Thanks for the great tutorial Barb wrote! I would love to win the GO! Baby and the Rose of Sharon, Tumbler and Holiday Medley dies. I'm a follower of Barbs, great giveaway!

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  121. YEAH BABY!!! Barb always puts a smile on my face! What a fun post!

    So, if lucky be a lady, I'd like:
    1. 2 1/2 strip cutter
    2. 6 1/2 triangle
    3. diamond (jumbo)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  122. An awesome scrap heap like that means you have been busy. Way to be! I have been wishing for the apple core, tumbler, and hearts. Thank you for sharing.

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  123. This would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

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  124. I love this blog. Today was a great tip about using the hair twistie for a potholder! The three dies I would love are
    Studio 8" finished set, Studio 8 point star & the Studio Rob Peter To Pay Paul. Might as well wish big!

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  125. I am a devoted follower of Madame Samm and now Barb, too!

    The three dies I would love with a Go Baby:
    1) tumbler
    2) drunkard's path
    3) apple core

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  126. A GO would be a welcome addition to any stash. Basic geometric shapes would be a start, but then there are feathers, letters and even a Fall Medley. Cute pumpkins and little acorns! VBSigh Barb's tutorial is great and I'll settle for some fall scraps from her giveaway. Thanks Samm and all!

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  127. Barb I always love your posts - both here AND over on your blog! I would never have thought of using the hair band nor bringing the back over the front so thanks for posting this. I want to go try it - I have some insulbrite and more scraps than you (yes I do!) so I'm all set. Love that fall medley! blessings, marlene

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  128. i would love to win one of these! i pick the tumbler, drunkard's path and round flower. thanks for the chance!

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  129. I followed you Barb. I'd like a 2.5" strip, small tumbler, and the apple core if I'd win. Thanks for the chance.

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  130. I would love to win this and I would love to have the studio applique in Fall, Spring and Holiday. Thank you for such an awesome giveaway. Oh and I am a follower of Barbs!

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  131. I am a suabscriber to your blog as well as Barb's blog. I would love to win the Go! Baby and the dies for my friend, Barbara. I've recently gotten her interested in quilting, and this would be so beneficial (and would spoil her bunches!) because she wouldn't need to be so careful of her cutting, and many of the dies could assist her with matching notched points for those difficult sizes. THEN when she doesn't use the GO! Baby, she'll know EXACTLY how much assistance this wonderful machine is to her. The dies we'd pick? Let's trie the circles, hexagons and pumpkins.

    As always - many thanks go to you, your guest bloggers and your sponsors.

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  132. I love this project. It looks so easy. And so cute. I am a new follower of Barb's. Can't wait to see what she makes with all her scraps that she cut out. I would pick the fall medley, the 3 1/2 tumbler and critters. I really like the 2 tone foam idea they came out with. I am a quilter from Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  133. I am a new follower of BEjeweled Quilts and I follow Accuquilt & SewWeQuilt too. LilyPad quilts is my sponsor. Thanks for all the fun. My 3 die choices would be the 2 1/2 strip, the 5 inch square and the tumbler.

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  134. I am linked in to all of the AC stuff too!! My dies would have to be....
    GO! Rectangle 3 1/2 x 6 1/2
    GO! Square 2"
    GO! Square 3 1/2"
    Love to stash/scrap bust with these!

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  136. Barb is a great friend, and worthy quilter, and just plain funny! And her hands are NOT fat!

    Thanks for the giveaway chance. I used to think I would use the GO for cutting standard scrap, but I can always do that with my rotary cutting. Now I would choose differently--flowers, fall, FUN shapes to decorate and challenge.

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  137. I am a follower of Barbs since a long time , also a follower of Madame Samm,and if I were to win I would love the hexagon, funky flower and half square triangle.

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  138. Barb you are so funny. I just loved reading this post. Just wonderful.

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  139. Wonderful post & a great tutorial
    Good Luck to all of the Quilters !!!

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  140. Thanks Barb for the potholder tutorial. Thanks Madame Samm for the chance to win a Accuquilt Go cutter!! Someone is going to get an early Holiday gift! I am following Barb, subscribing to Accuquilt, friends of Accuquilt on facebook (maybe another chance to win)following here and if the stars are aligned and I win, I would choose the 2-1/2 inch strip cutter, 12 inch Mix & Match and Studio Take 5 Giant. P.S. Barb your hand does not look fat!

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  141. What a great prize. I'm a traditional girl so I would prefer any traditional dies.

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  142. what a fun project! I would love to have this machine!! Going to follow Barb and I already follow Accuquilt because it IS on my wish list. I would pick studio flower funky, studio chisel shapes and hearts. thanks! I am registered with Patty at A Stitch in Time and I'm a quilter

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  143. I am a regular follower of Barb's and am a subscriber to Accuquilt. The 3 dies I would love to win are Pumpkins, Fall Medley and Funky Flowers.
    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial Barb!!

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  144. Hi! I am a new follower at Barb's. She has some great ideas! I have been a subscriber to Accuquilt for a while - I love to drool! I would like to win the Fall Medley Die, the Heart Die, and the Star Die. But to be honest, ANY dies would be great! I love following you, Madame Samm. My sponsor is Marlene at Stitchin by the Lake. ~Jeanne

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  145. I follow Barb and of course I follow you!
    I'd choose Feathers,Circles and Drunkards Path

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  146. I have been following Barb for a while. Love her blog. I would love to win Tumbler, Fall Medley and Hearts. Janes Fabric is my sponsor.

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  147. I already follow Barb's blog. Isn't she just a hoot of fun. She keeps me smiling.

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  148. Of course I already follow your blog, can't help myself, you are so fun and funny. Hugs

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  149. I've been going through my scraps lately too and I think some strip cutters would be great. HOLY CRAP those are expensive! I still want them. How about a 1 1/2, 2 1/2, and 3 1/2. Those would be nice, thanks!

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  150. The Go! Baby is such a great tool for quilters! I love the Drunkard's path, the 4 1/2" hst and the birds dies. Am now a follower of Barb's!

    Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

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  151. I've been following Barb for some time, and enjoyed her post this morning! I'm not in the draw (actually I just got my Go! from Accuquilt and I'm preparing a tut for my blog!) but I wanted to say "Thanks" for the great tutorial....think I'll have to put some of the applique dies on my wish list! LOL
    Waaah! I've looked for Will's luscious gerberas and they're not here today! Guess I'll go look at some past posts for my "pretty" fix this morning! LOL

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  152. What a lovely post today! Thank you Madame Samm. You have amazing friends. I ran right over to follow Barb. Her post made my day. I've been AWOL due to some issues, and to come back to SWQ was a like sunshine in the middle of a black hole.
    I can't decide which dies I would like - I keep changing my mind, but I think circles would be one of them - who can cut a perfect circle? The fall dies are soooo nice, but maybe I need the basic shapes???? See my dilemma, but oh what a delemma! lol
    Have a blessed day, and thank you for the smiles, and giggles. (BTW, I think the scraps make Barb's hand look svelte. tee hee)
    Oh! And my sponsor is Busy As Can Be!

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  153. I am a follower of sew we quilt, I am a long time reader of Barb's blog, now an official follower. I subscribe to the Accuquilt newsletter and would love to have the tumblers, the Alpha Baby, and the Stars dies. Thanks for another chance to win.

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  154. I am still trying to win the AccuQuilt GO! Baby for my sister. Since losing my other sis just one week ago, I am even more adamant on this quest. The three dies I think she would like and I know I would are:

    1: GO! Stems & Leaves Item #55331
    2: GO! Fall Medley Item #55041
    3: GO! Feathers Item #55008

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  155. I am subscribed to AccuQuilts everything. Have a great day Barb and Madame Sam.

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  156. Haha! Barb, you are hilarious! So glad you could unbury yourself and share this post! Loved it, and thanks for passing along Ricky Tims' tip for the blanket stitch! I am one of your new followers/friends.

    I already have a love affair with the team at AccuQuilt:
    http://quiltscapesquilting.blogspot.com/2011/06/quilting-on-go.html
    and subscribe to their newsletter and their Facebook page.

    I am drooling over the Fall Medley, Holiday Medley and the new Ribbon Twist dies. I have a long list, but those are at the top, just because of the time of year.

    Happy Quilting!

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  157. I would pick the Funky Flowers, Hexagons and Circles. Thanks for the chance to win! I have entered so many but never won.

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  158. Barb is hysterical. I'm now an official follower of her blog.

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  159. Hi

    Already am a follower and I love that blog. I would love to win the go, keep trying but my luck is not so good lately. Need to break the curse. I would choose the alphabet die and 2 holiday dies. I love fall and christmas.

    wish me luck I want to win.

    thanks
    cathy

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  160. I am a follower or subscriber already. I miss having a die cutter from my teaching days. If given the chance, I would have the Studio Holiday Bundle Set, an alphabet set, and an animal set.

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  161. Love your post,I`m still laughing .

    Love all you can do with scraps,lovely.

    I`m suscribed to Accuquilt and follow both blogs.I`m proud sponsored by quiltimes(Sue),so we`d love to win the AccuQuilt Go.Thanks for another chance to win.

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  162. The Go! Baby has been on my wishlist ever since it was "born!"

    I have been a follower here for awhile & I am a new follower to Barb & Accuquilt.

    My boys are really into aviation right now, so one of my dies would have to be the Go! Airplanes! Super cute!! The Go! Critters and Go! Star have both been on my wishlist since I heard about the original Go! Cutter :-)

    So many cute shapes to pick from, it's difficult to select only three. If I won the cutter, I'm certain I'd become addicted!

    ~ Meagan

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  163. Sigh, sadly, that's what my scrap basket looks like. I cant look at it without feeling overwhelmed! Following Barb's Blog. And I can only pick 3 dies? Sigh. Ok, The Ginger bread man is super cute, and so is the pumpkin (I'm totally in a holiday mood) And The 12 inche block classics is pretty swell to!

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  164. I'd love to try the 2" multiple squares, the rectangle and the drunkard's path dies. Thanks for the chance!

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  165. I want a Baby soooo bad! I would choose the 5" square, the Hexi, and the Circle cutter. I'm following you, Barb, and Accuquilt. I'm sponsored by Farm Girl Transplanted. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  166. I like Classic, Rag and Clear cuts and would love to win. I am a follower and have subscribed to Accuquilt.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  167. I would love the 5" square, the hexagon, and circles! I am a follower of you blog and Barb's, and a subscriber to accuquilt>)

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  168. great post! have been sitting on the fence about having this gadget. i'm convinced! i now need a go! baby! three dies: ribbon twist, bo! birds and go! feathers. i have been following accuquilt on fb and now i'm following barb's bejeweled quilts, just as i'm following sew we quilt and this wantobe quilter campaign.

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  169. I know how hard it is to get a scrap basket into shape, finally finished mine last week. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, I'm a follower in all the places and love the hexagons, the apple core, and the drunkards path.

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  170. I follow Barb, and SM, and subscribe to Accuquilt. And oh, how I long for one of these machines! Me & everyone else, LOL!

    I have to say, if I made that pot holder, I would never, ever allow anyone to get it near food! It is so CUTE and it would be a crime for it to get dirty!

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  171. I think I'll have to follow Barb's advice and leave the light on in my sewing room. I'm sick of scraps too, and oh how they multiply. Just like rabbits. I'm now following Barb's blog. There is so much to read about there. I also follow you, Madame Samm. I'd love to win the GO! baby and the dies I'd choose would be hexagon, tumbler and 2 1/2 inch strip. This is such a fabulous item. If I don't win, I might have to break down and buy one. Maybe a Christmas present? I receive Accuquilt's newsletter and my sponsor is lilypadquilting.

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  172. Wow! Would I LOVE a Go! I would like Carefree Alphabet Set, 2 1/2 strip cutter and feathers. I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  173. I would love the birds, pumpkins and reindeer dies. I'm now following Barb and Accuquilt. Already subscribe to you, really enjoy your site!

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  174. I am a new follower of Bejeweledquilts. I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. I would LOVE to GO GO GO to my scrap basket and cut out some 2.5 in. strips, a few 5 in. blocks and something from the fall medley dies...after I read Stash, and Barb at Bejeweled of course. I even registered at Accuquilt so I would be in the loop...the cutting loop that is!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  176. I subscribe to Accuquilt, too! I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  177. Yes!! I so need one of these!! I am the world's worst cutter... so I would love to win! I've subscribed to Barb's blog and to the Accuquilt newsletter, and my three dies change on a regular basis, but today I'm going to say the 2.5" inch strips, the holiday medley, and the 5" squares! And I'm of course a follower of you! :)

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  178. I am a follower here of course! I am a quilter and sponsored by Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  179. I am officially a bejeweler..follower Loved this tut Barb, and your sense of humor!mmm the studio holiday bundle set, the go birds, and any of the alphabet would be wonderful...and the GO BABY..I want that too! I am a follwer here, a wantobe quilter who is sponsored by Sharon @ Vroomans Quilts. Thank you to the sponsors, and to Madame Samm..what a great giveaway!

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  180. Barb, your post is wonderful! I love your tutorial with the fall medley die. I would love to win a GO! Baby!!!! It would be so handy for when I go out to quilting groups!!! I would love the 2.5 inch strip cutter, the 4 7/8 triangle die and the fall medley die!! I follow Barb, I subscribe to accuquilt, and follow here! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!!!

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  181. Oh Baby Go I heart you, and so want you, so I really need to win this one!! Thanks Barb for the first picture I haven't laughed that hard in a while. We all feel like that at times.

    Now following Barb, and if I won, which I just must I'd love the Drunkard's path 3 1/2", Circles, 2", 3" and 5", and the 5" square, I use a lot of squares.

    And of course I follow here, and I'm registered with Amy over at Diary of a Quilter.

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  182. Oh I want: Winding Ways, Blazing Star and the new Ribbon Twist. I will have to wait till Friday to see if I won...........I don't like waiting!

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  183. I am so in love with this machine,but it is so difficult to get one here in Brasil!!! I would love to have the following dies: applecore,drunkard's path and circles!!! I am willing to pay for shipping costs,ok?????
    Blessings,Samm!!!!

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  184. Haven't got a Go Baby yet and would LOVE to have one. If I could only choose three dies, they would be the Studio Feather 2, Rose of Sharon, and Studio Triangle in Square. My sponsor is Jililly Studios. I'm subscribed at AccuQuilt and now at Barb's. She had a great little tutorial on managing those scraps.

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  185. Barb, thanks for the great post! I visited your blog and am now a follower. If I could win a Go Baby I would love to have the value die, the circle die and the pumpkins. Thanks Madame Samm for such great giveaways and wonderful guest posts!

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