Monday, October 17, 2011

#53 Guest Kathy Brown .....Teachers Pet Collection from Red Rooster

Hello everyone!  I'm Kathy Brown from The Teacher's Pet, and I'd like to thank Madam Samm for inviting me to blog today with you!   I began my quilting career back in 1994 when there were very few quilting stores here in Louisiana to draw inspiration from.  With a full time job and a family to take care of, the only time I had to learn quilting was at night.  Enter my mom to the rescue!  Armed with her VCR (doesn't that sound ancient?) and lots of blank tapes, she taped every segment of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson for me.  I would faithfully watch every episode over and over, and with a few excellent books, I began my venture into the world of quilting!

One thing I never got used to, however, was the vast amount of rulers that were in the market.  I had a trusty 6" x 12" ruler, and an 8 1/2" x 24" ruler, and thought that was everything I needed to use to cut strips, squares and anything else I might like.  I was able to cut up my yardage and fat quarters any way I wanted, and I was happy.  Until.  Yes, until.  Until pre-cuts came along, I was just fine.  And then these liittle beauties hit the marketplace and I found that I couldn't live without them.  Jelly rolls, charm squares, turnovers, petit fours, candy bars, bali pops, etc, etc, etc - just screaming at me to buy them and put them to good use.  And buy them I did.  And I not only bought them, but I designed LOTS of patterns to go along with them.




 Now before I go any further, I must explain one little tidbit to you.  By nature, I am an impatient person.  Not just a little impatient, but a LOT impatient.  When I start a project, I want to start it and get it finished as fast as possible.  I suppose that's the main reason I design patterns for quilts and accessories that can be finished in a day or weekend at the most!!!   Anyway, I found (through LOTS of errors) that the faster I went, the more mistakes I made in cutting up these strips and squares into tinier pieces because my eyes just couldn't pick out the right markings on the rulers in a jiffy.  And with mistakes, I had to go and purchase another jelly roll, or another charm pack, or whatever the case might be so that I could finish my project.  And, I also found out that I was missing using all of my fat quarters - and that I had put them aside in favor of cuts that were already made for me.  So I thought about this for a while, and came up with what I thought was a pretty good idea.  I pitched the idea to the Creative Grids Ruler folks - and before I knew it - I became a Creative Grids Ruler designer and had my first ruler on the way. 

Introducing the Fat Quarter Cutter - my first ruler for Creative Grids!


.  I designed this ruler for all of you - who like me - LOVE fat quarters and would like to easily - and without mistakes - cut up your fat quarters into jelly roll strips, honey bun strips, charm squares, petit four squares, and on and on.  I also designed this ruler for all of you - who like me - LOVE pre-cuts and would like to easily - and without mistakes - cut these babies up into their smaller portions to fit any pattern in the marketplace that uses the precuts.  And so I did!  I am sure that all of you - like me - will fall in love with the simplicity of the ruler, and the way your eye goes immediately to the markings you need to line up for the cuts you want to make!

The Creative Grids folks and I have prepared a video for you so that you can see what the ruler is all about, and find out for yourselves how this little gem will change the way you work with your fat quarters and pre-cuts.  Why don't you join me and let's go take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXG4fTK1FrE

Thanks for joining me today - I hope you've had fun learning a little about impatient old me - and my Fat Quarter Cutter ruler!  With a warm heart,  Kathy


Here is Kathy's collection called Teachers Pet 
Red Rooster sent along this lovely BRAND New
Collection not yet on the market..
I believe it will be introduced at the Fall Market
next week...

Giveaway open to everyone..

2 yds each of this sampling collection
of Teacher's Pet 
by Kathy Brown.  and her ruler ! 


she does not have any follower button on her blog..

LIKE TO WIN?

If you would like to win this collection
JUST be a follower here, leave a comment
on what your 8 yards could make with this...
What quilt design can you think of?


Thanks goes out to Kathy, Red Rooster and YOU for being
here to cheer our guest on day after day..
YOU are kind, smart and IMPORTANT TO US!


296 comments:

  1. Lovely fabrics and a great ruler. I'd make a quilt (of course), maybe Bears Paw and some cushions

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  2. wow - sounds like a fabulous ruler - thanks for the post

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  3. I'd dash off and buy that ruler first! ...what a brilliant new tool...can't think of the wrong-sized strips and pieces I've frustratingly cut over the years! Thanks Kathy.
    Then I'd have a good look at her quilt patterns and cut this fabric up into one of those, getting lots (8 yards-worth!) of practice! I'd be making a new guestroom quilt. Oh, let me be the winner today! My sponsor is Deonn at Quiltscapes. ...Margaret

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  4. I think I must buy the ruler.....it's great. Then I will cut the beautiful fabrics and do a quilt with pinwheel blocks. Or maby I do an Bag.....I love bags
    Maggi

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  5. Awesome new ruler... can't wait to get mine! What would I do with those fabrics? I think I would make a table topper for my best friend - those are SO her colors... something soft with a romantic feel to it... baskets maybe? She'd like that.

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  6. What a smart ruler!
    Lovely fabrics. I can think of many things to sew, for example a French Braid table runner.
    I´m a follower.

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  7. Wow, Kathy, you have been busy! This ruler takes the cake. Fat quarters are the staple of my fabric stash and I wouldn't have it any other way. Great idea! I LOVE the fabrics and would have to make a gorgeous quilted jacket out of them. Oh, yeah! Kd - www.KdQuilts.com

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  8. These fabrics would look fabulous in a one block wonder variation.

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  9. What a cool ruler. Kathy, you are so smart! With those fabrics I would make something old fashioned. They say traditional to me. I see a churn dash quilt or log cabin maybe...lots of possibilities.

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  10. Clever ruler! The fabrics would have SEW many uses. First I would want to just watch them for a while....Thinking of all the possibilities! After that they would be carefully introduced to a quilt or a bag or a cushion.....or all three!

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  11. What a brilliant ruler, so many uses for it.
    I'd have to look at my fabrics carefully and then decide, perhaps a log cabin, or just my favourite Irish chain.

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  12. Very clever ruler design! I would make a hidden 4 patch...a big one!

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  13. Cool ruler! I saw a block in a book that I would like to make a quilt from called Garden Delight. With just the right fabrics, it almost looks 3-D.

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  14. I must add this ruler to my ruler stash! I'm sold! And with that gorgeous fabric, I think I would make the snowball quilt to show it off! Thanks for another great guest!

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  15. Nice ruler. Can't wait to see it in person.

    Love the fabric, too. I think I would use the larger print for the center of a frame in frame block and use the next two as the frames. I would then use the black as a border. I can picture this clearly right now. I may just have to buy the fabric now!

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  16. Looks like a great ruler!

    I'd make a quilt

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  17. This smart ruler will definitely help a beginner quilter like me a lot! I would sew a quilt and bag with the Lovely fabrics...
    I´m a follower.

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  18. Beautiful fabric! I'd make a quilt, of course... perhaps an apple core quilt.

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  19. Interesting ruler. I love the fabric. If it were mine I would make a quilt - something showcasing the top larger print which I would fussy cut. Happy quilting.

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  20. Beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win. I would make an applique quilt. Those fabrics would look great in applique. I am already a follower.

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  21. 8 yards! I think I'd make a quilt and have some left over for a few ipad and e-reader holders. Those are two of my main Christmas gifts this year!

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  22. I love your ruler, it looks really helpful with those fat quarters. The fabric is lovely, not flashy colors which I love. This would definitely be a quilt for my spare bedroom, probably some variation of a log cabin. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  23. So now I have a new reason to run to my favorite local quilt store...to buy that ruler. With those lovely fabrics I think I'd make a wall hanging for my vaulted family room. I have a really tall blank wall that definitely needs some dressing up and this would look great there.

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  24. Such beautiful fabric and a cool ruler. I would make a quilt that would hi-light the beautiful pieces. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. Good morning Madame Samm thanks so much for the wonderful TUt on the new ruler. Can't have enough of them. Kathy thank you for being so creative and making stip cutting allot easier. Thanks also to our sponors for the wonderful gift of fabric....have a wonderful Monday!

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  26. I would make a quilt of boxed squares. It would be a beautiful spread for my bed

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  27. Great post! Love those fabrics--would make a great quilt! Thanks for sharing! I'm a follower here.

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  28. what beautiful fabric! I would like to make a beautiful quilt and padushki.
    What a smart ruler!

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  29. I am a follower here! I would try to make a quilt! If not, I can see a bag or pillows! Thanks to Kathy, Red Rooster and you Madame Samm!

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  30. Wow - that is a lot of fabric. I am sure I would be able to design a quilt that would coordinate well. thanks for chance to win! Been loving the campaign.

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  31. I'd make a french braid quilt with the pink as the border rows between the braids. I am a follower

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  32. Kathy, I too learned to quilt by watching Alex along with Fons & Porter (still watch them). Your ruler is pretty darn cool. I'm thinking a disappearing 9 patch with these fabrics.

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  33. It's definitely quilt material for me. It's so pretty.

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  34. Very pretty fabric. I would love to have this ruler. I love to use precuts.

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  35. This looks a great ruler!
    I'd make a couple of lap quilts now that the weather is turning colder!
    Thanks

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  36. I'm always looking for new and improved tools for quilting and this ruler looks like a must have! This fabric wants to be a double Irish Chain, I think!

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  37. Interesting rule and fantastic fabrics ... thank you very much!

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  38. I have to have one of those rulers! That would make life all the easier. I have about 100 things on my 'CRAFTING TO DO LIST'. The fabric would fit the bill on most any. I'm working on Christmas presents now so, for sure, these fabrics would be worked into gifties. Have a blessed day!

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  39. Love the fabrics and ruler...I am a sucker for fabric and tools...oh...and chocolate.....

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  40. Cool ruler. I prefer to use my stash so I can keep buying .... and this may just be the answer.

    Fabrics are lush--too many options. Circle quilt so the floral will show? TATW? Disappearing 4 patch or 9 patch? Lots of options...but first -- they would have sit on shelves and be admired for a while.

    Thanks, Jan

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  41. Love the ruler. I must get one. And the fabrics are gorgeous!!!! I think I would have to look at them for quite some time and enjoy before making a bed quilt for myself!!!

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  42. I can think of many ways to utilize this ruler - thank you for sharing! I would love to create a small wallhanging, and tablerunner with matching chair cushions for my dining room.

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  43. I design a lot of my own patterns. I have designed one that I haven't made yet called "Game On." It features some solid blocks that would be great for a fussy cut of that top focus fabric.
    I think that is what I would make of this fabric.

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  44. Great fabric collection and sounds like the ruler is pretty cool too! I would create a table runner for my apple themed kitchen.
    Thanks!

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  45. Great idea Kathy, congrats on your first ruler.

    Lovely fabric too! I would love to fondle it for a bit, and let it tell me what quilt it wants to be ;)

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  46. That ruler is genius. Thanks for the chance to win the ruler and fabric. I would make a quilt for my unfurnished guest room. The possibilities are endless.

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  47. Beautiful Fabric! Neat Ruler!
    I'd use both to make a Chain of Faith quilt. (Pattern at Moda by Jo's Country Junction.)

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  48. Beautiful fabrics! How funny that I had run across that ruler video a week ago and thought it was a great idea. I'd love to have one of those.

    The gorgeous I'm sure would first make beautiful table runners for a number of people on my holiday gift list. Unsure after that what I'd make if there was more left.

    Of course I am definitely a follower here. Thank you for another great giveaway.

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  49. I'm always looking for cool tools that make things easier. Love this ruler.
    Hmm, well, I still have no quilt for my own bed. Isn't that awful? I keep planning to do it but I get busy with other things.

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  50. Ooooh I just adore that ruler! I would make the disappearing 9 patch quilt and get lots of practice with the ruler! My sponsor is Amy @ Amy's Creative Side!

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  51. Of course I am a follower here. If I won the fabric I would make a split decision quilt. Thanks for showing us some of the products that will be at market.

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  52. Thank you again for some great information. Love the idea of the ruler, Kathy. Love the fabric,too!I think I would make one of Leesa Chandler's panel quilts to focus on the gorgeous fabrics. Thanks Madame Samm!!

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  53. Oh my -- what gorgeous, gorgeous fabric this is!! I've got a new granddaughter due in January -- I think this would be beautiful stuff to start with for an heirloom quilt for her! Or maybe something for the new mommy!! Thank you, thank you! :)

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  54. What a great idea for a ruler. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I think I need to get my hands on one of those rulers. I have so many FQs it isn't even funny. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. Love the ruler! That is a definite for my ruler collection! Quilts and a table runner sound perfect for this fabric, maybe even a mug rug:)

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  57. The fabrics are sooooo pretty, and think there is finally a new ruler I have to have. Love your pattern a "penny for your thoughts" and the double cross table runner....thinking this is where I would begin with this fabric. LOVE IT! Added you to my favorites. I am signed up with Mary from Lake P.

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  58. I follow you and the ruler is sooo good...I would make a Hunters Star quilt....Or maybe I would have to hold the fabric to decide..Jane's Fabrics is my sponsor...Another great giveaway.

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  59. Oh Kathy, thank you for inventing that Ruler! The video was terrific.
    I'm a wantobe sponsored by quiltingbydawn, and I would make a lovely quilt, either a Take Five pattern or log cabin.

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  60. Oh my goodness - I'm going to have to have that ruler! I struggle with cutting up precuts - these old eyes aren't what they used to be. :( You are a genius! And I love the fabric...luscious colors. blessings, marlene

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  61. I am your follower! I would make a house quilt! :)

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  62. That is beautiful fabric. Since it is very traditional feeling, I would use it to make a sampler quilt- with many traditional blocks.

    I am a follower here, and am sponsored by Jennifer at Ellison Lane.

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  63. Good Monday to everyone Im a Wanna be quilter and I am a subscriber of Kathy Browns "Red Rooster" love the fabric colors and the ruler Im sponsored by Kd quilts

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  64. I'm a wantobe, sponsored by Amy at A Quilting Sheep. Looks like a cool ruler and love the fabric!! you're turning me into a "wantohave" :)

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  65. I am very interested in this ruler. Thanks for such a great idea Kathy! Love these fabrics but not really sure what pattern I would use with this fabric. I would need to think about that one. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  66. This is absolute genius!!! I'm off to order one of these rulers. Seriously, what this can do for my scrap stash reduction. If I won I would give this beautiful fabric to my Mother for Christmas and let her pick a pattern she loves!

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  67. That fabric is gorgeous. I would fussy cut the birds and courthouse steps using the colors and use that beautiful teal for borders. What a wonderful quilt I would make. Thanks.

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  68. First of all, that ruler is just the smartest thing ever! Second, If I were lucky enough to win, I would like to make a quilt for my momma.. I think I would like to do tumblers.. I havn't tried those yet. I like to challenge myself each time I try a new quilt.

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  69. Beautiful fabric! I'm a very new quilter, but I think maybe a log cabin quilt would be great for this fabric.

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  70. Neat ruler-very useful! I'd make something with pinwheels. I follow you and am sponsored by Ellison Lane Quilts. Thanks!

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  71. Great idea on the ruler. The fabric are fabulous....and I would turn them into at least 2 lap quilts....if I win I will decide on the patterns.

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  72. What a fantastic idea! No more screwed up cuts, we would all like that, no more wasted fabric. Lovely fabric line, very romantic. I would make the large floral into a snowball block and the other block would be a traditional block(to be named at a later time). Thanks for the wonderful tut Kathy. Keep up the good work, your so creative. ;->

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  73. Now there is a SMART ruler. And so glad to see Red Rooster fabric - just introduced the RR site to my followers on my blog. I would really have to find a pattern to center around that lovely top focus fabric - and let the others play nicely with it. Just beautiful fabrics!

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  74. What a great ruler! I think I would make a quilt out of the fabric, of course, but haven't decided exactly which one just yet. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another of your great giveaways.

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  75. Love the fabrics. And the Ella line is just as gorgeous. I think I'd make a quilt with either stars or baskets.

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  76. I envision this on my new garage sale find (iron bed for $3.00) as a new quilt and I would have to buy more to make pillow cases, dust ruffle and curtains. I am really enamored with this fabric. Thanks for giving me and opportunity to win.

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  77. Ruler is genius!! Fabric is stunning! What would I make. I am not certain, but you can bet it would be built on that amazing focal at the top. Just beautiful!
    Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  78. Now this sounds like a fantastic ruler! I have many, many fat quarters and this would be perfect. Of course I am a follower here. What great fabric!

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  79. that ruler RULES! I would make a quilt and maybe pillowcase for my mom!

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  80. Gotta have that ruler! I love fat quarters! I think that fabric would make a great log cabin quilt! Thank you tons! Great day!

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  81. Wow! Eight yards would make a great double or queen quilt! Amazing. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. That would make a lovely quilt for a teen girl! The ruler, oh I would love to have something like that. I buy quite a bit of FQs and to have that, yes!

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  83. the ruler is brilliant, good job!! i'm thinking maybe a sampler quilt would be great way to showcase these wonderful fabrics. :>)

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  84. Hmmm...the possibilities are endless, but I would probably make a table runner or two.

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  85. the video is worth watching--there's more to this ruler than meets the eye! Thanks Kathy! I'd love to win this little beauty!!
    What would I make with 8 yards? I am signing up for charity items all over blog town so I would share the love!

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  86. That ruler sounds useful. The fabric is beautiful. I like to try a different quilt pattern each time, so I would look for one that would show the large scale floral to best advantage. Thanks for another wonderful giveaway. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches.

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  87. Such delightful fabric, definitely have to be a quilt, maybe snowball blocks

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  88. That ruler is awesome! Than I could make my own jelly roll or charm packs with different fabric combinations! I would try those 'pre-cuts' in a quilt design Wild Thing, a Piece of Cake, Jelly Filled or something else by ThimbleBlossoms.

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  89. That looks like a great ruler. I'd make something for me with the fabrics just not sure what.

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  90. Great ruler! The fabrics are quite pretty. Oddly enough the minute I saw them I thought about making a quilted skirt, just right for a cold northern winter. There'd definitely be enough leftover for some placements as well. Thanks! (Oh, and I am a follower here).

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  91. Lovely ruler and fabrics :) a quilt, yay!! I loves pinwheel..
    Wantobe! Follower! Sponsor is Staci -the confused Quilter....

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  92. Such pretty fabric - great colors !
    I would use Kathy's House Call pattern. It is so nice - BTW - I follow here.

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  93. That fabric would make a wonder Jacobs ladder quilt, or any other quilt for that matter. 8 yards would be plenty for a lap size quilt and maybe a twin or fullsize if you did it right with her rulers too!

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  94. I think that the large print would be a wonderful 4-patch posie and the coordinates would be the sashing, borders, etc! Yummy fabric! The ruler would be handy in everyone's ruler "stash"!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  95. Oh my, what a great ruler idea! I need one of those babies! I would make several things from that fabric. 8 yards, oh my! Thanks for the opportunity to win.=)

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  96. Great invention! I'm new to quilting so planning quilts takes a little longer. 8 yards is a lot though so I'm sure I could figure out a great pattern and make a beautiful quilt with them!

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  97. I think I'd make some lovely accessories for my sewing room... I've recently seen some lovely tutorials for iron covers, scrap baskets & organising caddies, perhaps even a project bag to take along to my local quilting group!

    Tracey
    thepeonyteacup.blogspot.com

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  98. What a great ruler, and what beautiful fabric!! I think I would make a churn dash quilt -- have always wanted to make one of those. Thanks so much!!

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  99. very unique ruler! especially the two ways to read the ruler divisions. thanks for the video.

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  100. That ruler looks like a great idea. I would make a quilt. I have a fun book called Six halves make a whole so I could make a few throws for my girls from 8 yards.

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  101. What a great idea for a ruler, Kathy! Everyone is going to want one of those! I think a kaleidoscope quilt would work up beautifully for this quilt! Thanks for your post today - it was nice to meet the "Take Five" genius quilter!

    Also, I noticed that there is a "subscribe" button on Kathy's blog:
    http://www.theteacherspet.typepad.com/

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  102. I would make a bento box quilt! Alma at algweaver@verizon.net.

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  103. Oh, with these wonderful fabrics I would make an Irish Chain Quilt for my best friends wedding!

    Thank you for every day new ideas and news.

    Monika

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  104. Kathy,
    Cool ruler and the fabric is just divine. I love the feminine curves with the dark background to accent the lovely shades of coral, mint and pink with flowers and birds - just yummy to look at. I would make a quilt or a wall hanging to give the room a splash of elegance.

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  105. I buy a lot of fat quarters and cut them into squares and strips. Looked at the video and viewed this ruler as utterly useless. There is a normal sized 24 x 6 inch ruler with fewer markings.

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  106. That ruler sounds awesome!! With the fabric, I think I'd make a cute patchwork tote bag for my craft stuff. That pink one would make a super adorable accent fabric or ruffle.


    sponsor : Melissa @ Happy Quilting

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  107. Love the ruler and pretty pretty fabric. It would definitely be a quilt and the pattern would need to show off the pretty large print. Hmmm...which of the many on my to do list?

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  108. I wouldn't have an excuse now to make a quilt, would I? Sponsored by marlene at Stitchinbythelake.

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  109. Beautiful fabric, would definitely make bags with it to show off the great prints. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  110. Difficult to decide on one pattern. But I have some that I would like to try with stars. Thanks for the chance to win

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  111. I love, love, love the fabric! I would use it to make a quilt using the crazy four patch block. Been dying to give that one a try. Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  112. I would use that lovely stack to make my Mom a quilt for Christmas! Great video on the ruler - thank you!

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  113. the ruler sounds great -- I need one
    I would make some table runners and placemats and coasters and tea cozies for christmas presents and potholder and mitts and aprons

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  114. Love that Ruler! I'm thinking Roman Shades would be lovely! Double sided and then a valence. Can I win this, huh? : )

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  115. What a great ruler, and what beautiful fabric!! I think I would make a quilt, not sure what pattern. I think I would like to pick a new pattern with all that yardage to work with. I am a quilter and my sponsor is Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks so much!!

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  116. Cool ruler. Awesome fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some. The fabrics blend so well together- I'd look for some kind of garden design with lattice around it. I follow Sew We Quilt.

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  117. Looks like a wonderful ruler! I will be looking for it. As for the fabrics... ahhhh... they are lovely and what a treat to start with such cheerful large lengths after spending the last couple years working on using up all my scraps in my stash! Since I am working on lap quilts for the local cancer ward, I could make several out of this lovely bundle!

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  118. This ruler would make my life so much easier! Would probably make table runners for myself and daughter.

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  119. WOW! What a nice bunch of fabric. I could also use the ruler. I would use that fabric in my soon to be classroom. I am a teacher in training and I would first make a reading quilt and then use the rest of the fabric for fabric boards. I follower you and my sponsor is Kathy at Its Only Natural.

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  120. Love the Ruler - I would make a quilt- But i have no idea what pattern I would use - I would have to look through the many available designs out there and pick one that would show off that wonderful floral print !!

    I am a follower of Stash Manicure & I am going to subscribe to Teachers Pet ;)

    Thank you Madame Samm, Kathy, and Red Rooster !!!

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  121. What a good ruler idea. Im not using up my fat qtrs much any more.

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  122. Those fabrics are so lovely. I think I'd make it into something with heart shapes for the pink. But the large print looks like it would be wonderful for kaleidoscope star blocks!

    ~ Meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  123. Thanks for the information about the ruler. Sounds great. I would love the fabric, and would make a baby quilt for my next grandbaby. quiltexas@gmail.com

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  124. Thanks for the information about the ruler. Sounds great. I would love the fabric, and would make a baby quilt for my next grandbaby. quiltexas@gmail.com

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  125. Nifty ruler, lovely fabric! Those two items could be used to make a beautiful quilt!

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  126. That is a beautiful fabric collection for sure! I'm currently into making twin sized quilts for my local women and children's shelter. That fabric collection would make a beautiful quilt for a women who needs little sunshine on a dark time in her life. And the ruler would be a very useful tool to help me get them all done.

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  127. WOW!! Love the ruler...and I am drooling all over that lovely fabric!! I think I would use the fabric to make a basket quilt...I am really into baskets lately!! Thanks for the chance! Yes, I follow and Quilt Sue is my sponsor! Take care!
    Paulette

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  128. Great giveaway! I'd love to make a quilt that has lots of stars in it!

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  129. Oh, yummmy! I am seeing goodies for my dining room....placemats, napkins, table runner... maybe a lovely hostess apron....LOVE the colors! And that ruler would be fantastic.

    Of course I am a follower of the awesome Madame Samm and I am going off to follow Kathy's blog.

    *I came to the campaign via Lilypad Quilting-my wonderful team leader!

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  130. Beautiful fabric! I received a few quilt patterns for my birthday and would love to use this line! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. Love Kathy's new ruler and that fabric is sew pretty!!! I would make a quilt using my new Lil' Twister tool. Thanks for the chance at this amazing giveaway!! I follow and Kelly @ IHAN is my sponsor.

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  132. Thank you Kathy Brown for an informative tutorial - I watched your video and your ruler is now at the top of my Christmas list! LOL I would love to make a triple Irish chain from those lovely fabrics - with that much, I could make it king size and it would be a keeper! Thanks, Madame Samm!

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  133. What an awesome ruler! I'm itching to make a pin wheel quilt! I'm a follower here, thanks!

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  134. I would make a quilt, lap size for my mom! what a great ruler!

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  135. I just love those fabrics. I would make a quilt, some dolls and a tablerunner. The new ruler looks like a time saver.

    Janet

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  136. Now that's a cool ruler! And such PRETTY fabrics - right up my alley in the colorway!! Ah, what could I do with 8 yards? Well, first off, I'd just look at it all. Then, I'd probably fondle it some. Then I'd look at all the tutorials I've squirreled away and pick out a couple. Then I'd fondle some more. OK, so I'm a touchy-feely kinda girl.

    After that, I'd probably get to work and make a lap warmer quilt for the Fire Dept to give to an accident victim, and with the leftovers, probably a new purse - I so need a new purse!

    And with the leftovers from that, I'd probably make my neighbor some placemats - these are her colors too!

    Thank you both for sharing such lovelies!!

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  137. Thank you Kathy Brown for an informative tutoria.Thanks, Madame Samm!Love Kathy's new ruler and that fabric is sew pretty!!! Sponsored by Katusya.

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  138. I have a design in my head for a bed quilt that this fabric would be perfect for.

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  139. A fat quarter ruler is such a good ideal. I would chop it all up and make lots and lots of strings:)

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  140. Oh, I hope that ruler is available at BQ b/c I want one now. That fabric would look great in the Take 5 pattern with one more accent fabric.

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  141. Oh, I hope that ruler is available at BQ b/c I want one now. That fabric would look great in the Take 5 pattern with one more accent fabric.

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  142. What a great ruler and gorgeous fabrics! Would love to win! I am a follower here.

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  143. I, too, love fat quarters and your ruler is just the thing I need. If I had the 8 yards, I'd probably make a sampler quilt.

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  144. Love this ruler will have to add it to my list of things I need. After looking at the material think it would make a great XO quilt that I saw on Missouri Star Quilt Company.

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  145. The ruler sounds great. If I won the fabric, I'd like to use my Go! and cut it up for a quilt. I am a follower. Keep up the good work!

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  146. I need one of these rulers! I pretty much taught myself to quilt by watching Simply Quilts, Fons and Porter, and Kaye Woods. These fabrics are yummy! I think that I would make a star quilt by using the large print as the star center. I am a follower here. Thanks for the great giveaways.

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  147. I'm going to have to get that ruler! And I think this fabric would be great for a sampler quilt - something like farmer's wife...but I've already got that one started in tone-on-tone solids, so it would have to be a different sampler. You know, may as well start another project ;)

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  148. I too am a ruler junkie. A friend of mine from Swirly Girls will debut a new ruler at Market w Creative Grids. Why is it that we don't cut up our beautiful collections of fat quarters? We stroke them, kiss them and love them. Thanks for a new ruler

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  149. I would love to have the ruler, I am new to quilting and need all the help I can get. Pre cuts make it so much easier and if I had a ruler to help me that would be grand. My son passed away four months before he was to be married and I would make a quilt for his special girl. A quilt is like a hug and she needs lots and lots of hugs.

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  150. i could make a starflower AND a friendship star quilt. lovey fabric ... thanx for the opportunity to win ~8~ yards of it!

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  151. 8 yards of this fabric? I'd have to stare at it & dream for a few days for sure. Not sure what pattern it would be, but a beautiful quilt for MY bed would be the end result....and then I'd have to paint the walls to go with the new quilt. LOL

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  152. I would make a quilt of course!

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  153. The ruler sounds really great. and 8 yards of gorgeous fabric...WOW!!! I'd make a quilt, of course. I'm not sure what pattern, but something that will really show off that floral. thanks for the chance.

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  154. I would love this fabric!! I would make some quilts and wall hangings!!

    suzannebake@gmail.com

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  155. I'd make a variation of Avignon Picnic or a diamond quilt. THANKS for the chance!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  156. Okay, admittedly I'm impressed. Would love to win one of them and the fabric would just be an extra bonus.
    Pick ME!! Pick ME!!
    My sponser is Dionn at Quiltscapes.

    Thanks Madam Samm.

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  157. Wow, 8 yards?? I could make a quilt AND some placemats, AND some curtains for my sister's brand new kitchen. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I'm sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane.

    That ruler looks really neat! I love rulers, have quite a collection and this one will no doubt be coming to live at my house soon.

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  158. OMGosh, what beautiful material. Yes,yes,yes, I would love to win this giveaway. Not sure what quilt pattern to use yet. I'm sure I could find one. I am a follower here and my sponser is Jane's Fabric. Thanks again for a great giveaways.

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  159. Wow with that much fabric 2 quilts could be had!

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  160. Beautiful fabrics. I'd use them to redecorate my granddaughter's room. Great ruler too.
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  161. This ruler sounds like it was made to order for me. I am definitely a fat quarter kind of quilter. If I won the fabric, I would like to try the Emma Grace pattern.

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  162. Oh, WOW!! This is the best giveaway yet, I think. I'd definitely use this fabric in a quilt or two, and Meri Penguins pattern on Kathy's site has had my eye for a while, so maybe....

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  163. Kathy's ruler looks like a great easy ruler for me - a wannabe! I watched the video and was impressed. I commented on her blog and was able to add her blog to Google Reader using cut & paste. :)
    Those fabrics are gorgeous - my favorite being the pink/rose tonal one. Sorry, not familiar enough with patterns to make a determination on what I'd use them for, yet. I know I'd just stack them and drool over them for awhile.
    Neat mug, Madame Samm; love the shape of it.

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  164. I love these fabrics. I would hate to cut them up into small pieces. I would make a Turning Twenty to showcase the fabrics and also have some large areas for some fabulous quilted feathers!

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  165. I've been thinking about a trip around the world lately, maybe...

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  166. LOVE the little birds. Maybe attic windows would showcase them the best.

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  167. That fabric is so beautiful and the colors blend so well. We just bought a black leather sofa and any quilt made out of that fabric would help brighten and lighten the room. We also have two dark burgundy leather Stressless accents chairs so this is the perfect quilt fabric to bring it all together. I really love the fabric. And, I just watched the video about the new ruler. That will be my next purchase. Thank you so much. Have a wonderful day everyone.

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  168. How great would that be? I love the fabric, and that would certainly be enough for a quilt with some matching pillows...

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  169. That fabric is very nice. I could make a quilt for my guest room. I'm not sure of the pattern, but that's the fun of being a want to be quilter...I can take my time to explore all of the new patterns that I have seen here on this blog!
    Thanks for this great opportunity!

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  170. Fons & Porter's Love of quilting has a pattern called Sophisticated that I think would look gorgeous in these fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. Just signed up to be a follower on google connect. I love the new ruler. I am not a gadget person but the ruler would be a great addition to my fat quarter sitting around waiting to be used.
    I difinately would use your ruler and fabric along with some on my fat quarter stash to make a great quilt. I think the floral would make a great boarder print. May be I will get the chance if I am the big winner. Thanks for the opportunity to try.

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  172. I love the things that Kathy is doing with strips. I have a couple of her books. I would use the fabric to try out a pattern from her book "Strip-Smart Quilts". I love them.

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  173. Interesting ruler and I LOVE the fabrics...what would I make with them? Hmmm...I have a few things on the go and I love scrappy quilts so there's a good chance it would end up in a few different quilts
    Thanks!
    I am a follower here

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  174. Looks like a great ruler! Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  175. MOST interesting about this clever ruler. I would really like to try it, I being also of the limited rulers variety.

    As challenging as it looks, I'm keen to try the swoon pattern. Perhaps these fabrics would look lovely made up in that.

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  176. Wow, love that ruler. Beautiful fabrics. Since I'm into tablerunners or toppers, I'd think I'd use it in one of those patterns.

    Thank you!

    Carrie

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  177. I'm such a ruler junky and have totally fallen in love with Creative Grids rulers. I would have to make a quilt with this lovely fabric, and of course would use the ruler to cut up the gazillion and one fat quarters that I've been hoarding for years.

    Of course I follow you!

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  178. The ruler looks really great. I'm a beginner and all about tools that make things easier. Beautiful fabric as well. Yummy!! Thank you for a great giveaway. I'm following both blogs and registered with Clover and Violet.

    missmoozie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  179. What a cool ruler!! I would make a coin quilt or brick quilt! I'm a follower here & my wantobe quilter sponsor is Jane's fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win this gorgeous fabric! :)

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  180. If I had that fabric, I'd make a quilt of course! I'm not sure of the pattern. Maybe one of the star patterns? Maybe a large zig-zag pattern? Hmmm.......It would be pretty whatever I chose.

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  181. The ruler looks interesting...but those fabrics are gorgeous. I'd make a quilt (naturally), but this time just for me! Maybe some applique and stars...first I'd have to play with them for a bit and see just what they want to become! (and I am a quilter and follower here)

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  182. Great ruler and I love that fabric. I'd have to make a big ole quilt for my sister. I'm a follower of course!

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  183. Great ruler and I love that fabric. I'd have to make a big ole quilt for my sister. I'm a follower of course!

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  184. Beautiful fabrics. I really like. I sew it into a beautiful quilt.

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  185. I love those fabrics! I think a large size hexagon quilt and fussy cut that beautiful large print.
    Deb

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  186. This ruler RULES!- has so many different measurements made easy. With this much material I would make a king size quilt and try something new ( bag, basket, etc.). I'm a wantobe quilter sponsored by Lily Pad Quilting and a follower here. Thanks.

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  187. Very cool ruler, and beautiful fabrics, too. I'm not sure which quilt pattern I would use for it, but I'm sure I could find a good one. I'm still a newbie, so I'd probably have to get some advice from my Aunt Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  188. Very cool ruler, and beautiful fabrics, too. I'm not sure which quilt pattern I would use for it, but I'm sure I could find a good one. I'm still a newbie, so I'd probably have to get some advice from my Aunt Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling.

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  189. This ruler would help alot. I've cut many strips incorrectly. The fabrics are beautiful. I would make a quilt--not sure what pattern.

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  190. I'm a follower here, sponsored by diary of a quilter... I love the ruler, I'm going to keep my eye out for it. I think a baby pinwheel quilt would be lovely with this.

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  191. I am going to check out the video for this ruler, sounds great. I buy so many fat quarters...I think I just might need this ruler.
    With the fabrics, well I might stick to a traditional block, 9-patch or pinwheel and make a beautiful bed quilt. I am a happy follower, because I am always finding something new here.

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  192. I think I would make seat covers for my kitchen chairs. I am a follower here and sue@QT is my sponsor.

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  193. I`m a follower here and sponosred by quilttimes.

    Greatm ruler and beautiful fabrics.Thanks!!

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  194. Fabulous ruler. And what a timesaver. Lovely fabric. I'd be making a bed-sized quilt for my bedroom using a nine-patch pattern. I'm your faithful follower, Madam Samm, and my sponsor is lilypadquilting.

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  195. Thanks for the great information, the ruler sounds great! Love those fabrics, I would want to showcase the beauty of the fabrics. What a wonderful quilt that would make.

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  196. Cool ruler! I love to win the fabric and make a spool block quilt.

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  197. I would make a flying geese quilt with these fabrics!

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  198. Thanks for sharing the ruler! I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for that. That would help tremendously! If I were to win this fabric, I'd have lots to make with it! A throw quilt in the livingroom, I'm thinking the log cabin look would be nice and that would definitely put your ruler to use! :)

    Thanks!!

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  199. Thank you Samm for the talented guest post from Kathy Brown. What a neat ruler and the fabrics are very pretty. Would make a beautiful quilt. I think I would have to purchase Kathy's Take Five book also to get a pattern to follow since I am a wantobe quilter. I follow Sew We Quilt, and Shell at the raspberryrabbits.

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