Friday, 9 December 2011

Quilter's Gallery Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

Not the most catchy of titles is it?

When I began looking at quilters who blog, one of the first places I discovered was the Quilting Gallery. Not only is it a wealth of quilting information but there is a directory of over 5,000 quilting bloggers if you are ever looking for new inspiration.

To celebrate their four year anniversary, the Quilting Gallery is having a Quilter's Gallery Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways (definitely not catchy when you type it out a second time).

And my contribution to the giveaway?

A jelly roll of Aviary by 3 sisters for Moda and a bunch of scraps. Not just any old scraps though. These are from my Words quilt, which if I had remembered to tell you at the time, was featured on Quilt Story last week. The scraps are a mixture of Suzuko Koseki, Heather Ross, and whatever text fabric has been printed in the last few years because I did a very good job at acquiring most of it.


To enter please leave a comment. I'd like to know what you think you should be able to do when it comes to sewing/quilting and you just can't nail it. I'll start the ball rolling by saying I can't work the automatic thread threader thingy on my sewing machine. I've sat with the instruction book, I've Googled it and I've even watched a YouTube video. Still can't do it and am still licking the end of my thread and poking it through by hand.

Oh and please leave a second random comment about anything you like if you already follow.

Giveaway is open until 17 December, after which Mr Random Generator will work his magic. Happy to mail wherever in the world you may live.

If you click through on the link below, you'll get to the linky list of nearly 250 bloggers who are also giving something away.




Blog 
Hop Party with Give-Aways

327 comments:

  1. I have to say free motion quilting, because it's something I haven't even had the guts to try yet!!

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  2. I still have trouble making a log cabin block - it always ends up just a little bit off on size. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  3. I am a regular follower! All I have left to do for Christmas is wrap gifts - how about you?

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  4. I have trouble sewing circles.Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. I`m a follower and I like reading.

    Merry Christmas

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  6. I would love to learn how to make a Lonestar Quilt, but I just can manage those parallelograms. Thanks for the chance and I am participating as well, so stop on over.

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  7. I'm a beginner quilter (working on my 2nd quilt top, and haven't even finished backing the 1st!). I just can't nail getting my points to match! For now, I'm trying the best that I can, and will just deal with the imperfections.

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  8. FOLLOWING+I LOVE TO READ TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  9. I'd like to try and play around with piecing a lot more, specifically, choosing quilting colors and fabrics. There are so many possibilities, and I'm in love.

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  10. I'd love to make some lined zippered pouches, but haven't found a tutorial that really explains it right to me yet (without hand stitching).
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Hello. I really think that by now I should be able to free motion quilt with the best of them. After 11 years of intimidation, I feel frustrated. Thanks.

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  12. Sewing a perfectly straight 1/4 inch seam!

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  13. I'M LEARNING TO FREE-MOTION QUILT AND IT IS DIFFICULT! IT LOOKS GOOD,BUT I WANT IT MORE SMOOTH+CONSISTENT. IT MUST HAVE A LONG LEARNING CURVE? I WILL PRACTICE MORE !!!!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS♥

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  14. Definately free motion quiilting. But I vow to get better in 2012!

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  15. I'm following and I wondered where all the text fabric was!

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  16. Curves are a bit of a thing for me. But then I'm completely confused by paper piecing - the sort that requires you to sew upside down and back to front. Although thanks to verykerryberry I hope to get over that in the new year. One thing though that I probably shouldn't admit to is I never think I'm very accurate. By accurate I mean, cutting, quilting, piecing etc. As I've been sewing for years I really feel I should have got more...accurate. :-s

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  17. For me definitely free-motion quilting. I find it impossible to get it right without puckers, and so on.

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  18. I'm following and have drooled at the text fabric in your quilt. So if I don't win I may have to stalk the winner and steal the text fabric. Of course you know I follow. But if there was any doubt I can proove it by saying (not for the first time) I love the way your blog header changes every time. See I'd have to be a follower to know that ;-)

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  19. Random comment (I follow!) here in Christchurch it's feeling a bit more wintery than summery, we've even had the fire on. Good weather for snuggling under quilts while snacking on Christmas treats!!

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  20. Is your machine a Janome? What I would like to get, but just can't seem to get the hang of it paper piecing.

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  21. Oh it took me ages to get that needle thready thing too...then one day it just clicked.

    I would love to master free motion quilting confidently.

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  22. I am also a follower. I have a very good friend moving from NZ to the Channel Islands next month. It's a place I never knew much about until she applied for a job there and got it.

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  23. There are a few presser feet that came with my machine (& it's a 20+ yr old Bernina) that I can't make work like they are supposed to - like the rolled hem foot and the cording foot. But I have a new serger and that gives me a whole lot more mastering to do! At least I can do a rolled hem on it!

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  24. I am still struggling with getting hexagon pieces to line up. Not as in a hexie flower but when you cut six triangles and sew them together into a hexagon.

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  25. Random comment! You have another new picture on your header! I absolutely am in awe of your little island whenever I see a new photo. What island is it? I live on an island, too, - in the middle of the Pacific, better known as Hawaii-island of Oahu.

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  26. I am a follower. Random thoughts... I'm off to a meeting of our little craft club (5 ladies) to do final planning for the annual Christmas dinner for our community that we host.

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  27. Are you relaxed when you try the needle threader?! And are you pressing the lever thing all the way down? Mine resists slightly about halfway down and when I first got it I couldn't get the hang of it so I phoned the shop and I wasn't pressing it down far enough...I would like to be better at thinking of quilting designs - it always feels like it should be obvious how a quilt wants to be quilted but instead I have to ask it repeatedly to make its feelings known and sometimes it lounges across the settee for a few weeks while I try to decide what it wants me to do!

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  28. Would love to say nothing yet - haha - but that would not be telling the truth!

    Accuracy is my bugbear but I have learnt to fudge and I think I am getting a bit better at both!

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  29. I follow you to the cave and back!

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  30. FMQ is winning the contest and I also should be more confident with it.

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  31. Also a follower - as you know I have some of your yummy text fabric on my wall but would greedily accept some more. And if you dab the end of your needle with a wet finger (not quite as kinky as that sounds!)then your thread, previously licked, will go thro the eye even quicker. But do persevere with the threader, once you get it, they are good!!

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  32. Random thought as a follower of your blog...nope, my mind is completely empty - nothing new there! *wink* Hmmm...tappping fingers and waiting for a thought to appear...could be here some time...oh! I had the most delicious scone this morning - mincemeat with a crispy brown sugar topping, yummy! (Phew!)

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  33. Oh I am another with FMQ mental block! I watch the You Tube clips, the fabric slides easily, the curves are perfect; I try, the quilt won't budge, and the curves feel more like zig zags - argh!!!

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  34. I'm newish to quilting so I have many fears. I mostly fear matching points, bias edges and curves. I also fear machine quilting. I have a lot to learn.

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  35. I'm a follower. I love all the wordy fabrics!

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  36. I am a follower and this is a magnificent giveaway - Thanks lovey x

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  37. I love scraps!! Thanks for the opportunity to win and for the jelly roll!

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  38. Following now, when I'm stuck I take my things to my guild meeting and let the ladies help me out. They are an awesome resource for every frustration in the quilting world. I love my guild!

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  39. I would like to learn how to free motion quilt. I can do straight lines, but I want to branche out.

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  40. free motion quiltimg is one of the things i would like to be better at !!

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  41. Am a follower, FMQ is my challenge, but I think that time and practice will help me prevail.

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  42. Curves. I should be able to do curved piecing. I just can't get the hang of it!

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  43. A random comment about anything, huh? Well, I can't manage curves, but I did make bias binding for the first time recently and attached it to a scalloped border. It turned out pretty nice! It was a happy dance moment!
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! You'll be making someone's December very bright, indeed.

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  44. When I piece an eight pointed star I can't get the seams in the middle to cooperate. I always have a big lump! One day I hope to master it.

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  45. I'm just back from a long day of Christmas shopping and now I need to sew. Blogs are so tempting though. I follow yours!

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  46. I never seem to remember when I have placed my sewing machine on reverse and end up stitching in the wrong place. I hate it!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  47. I am a follower and I do enjoy reading your blog!

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  48. Oh that automatic threader... I just dont get it either! Also I can't figure out tension despite my best efforts!

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  49. Stippling! I have only just started free motion quilting and have only done two small quilts. I try to stipple and every time I cross over. Then I just decide to do loops! Not that that's bad or anything!

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  50. Happy Holidays! I already follow!

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  51. Confession time: I can't make the threader on my machine work for me either! But the thing I really feel like I should be able to do is free motion quilting. I have the worst time with the tension on the back, no matter what I do -- or at least, that's the way it always worked until I started leaving the feed dogs UP! Still not perfect, but definitely better. :)

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  52. Random comment - I really enjoyed your behind the scenes photo of how you shot your quilt. I am a little jealous of that hot tub in that awesome space! :)

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  53. I seem to forever have problems with points. I am getting better but still have mishaps

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  54. I have tried FMQ but it did not go well. I hope I can get better at it someday. Thank you for the great giveaway. I am already a follower, and I really like your blog.

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  55. I feel for you and the automatic threader. I can get my machine serviced, the second time I try to use it, it doesn't work so I too just thread manually. And I'm not great of getting my points to match. Too many years of garment sewing where you can fudge and it doesn't show, I guess.

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  56. I just can't manage sewing curves, it just seems to be beyond me. I'm thinking that I should take a class. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  57. I'm a happy follower & enjoy your blog. Random fact about me - I've been a vegetarian for nearly 30 years! Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  58. Free motion quilting is very difficult for me. I keep thinking that if I had a new sewing machine it would be better. And for the prize; I really LOVE scraps, and certainly would LOVE to win yours.

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  59. I still struggle with a 1/4 inch seam. I have the 1/4 inch foot on the two machines I have, and still, my seams are a smidgen larger than they should be. So I try to make up for it by sewing a thread away, but my blocks never finish to the size the pattern calls for...so I have to do a lot of fudging!

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  60. Definitely FMQ! I've tried but I always seem to have trouble with my thread tension!

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  61. I already follow!
    I'm just off now to watch my youngest son play rugby!

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  62. I wish I could sew a straight line for stitch in the ditch. My mind wanders and so does my line:) I can sew perfect circles though and have a demo on my blog Feb 12 2007 http://emmelinesplace.blogspot.com/2007/02/i-thought-i-would-share-my-way-of.html

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  63. I find stitching concave points like the ones on jester bags very hit and miss. I would love to get them right every time.

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  64. Like you I can't use the auto threader on my machine. I broke it ;(
    Thanks for the lovely, generous giveaway.

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  65. I have never made a quilt but I would like to try!

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  66. I would love to be able to sew curves, I'm totally intimidated by them and haven't even tried them yet despite even buying a drunkards path template like a year ago *blushes*

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  67. for me, it's that darn stippling. so easy on paper, so tricky on fabric.

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  68. I have taken many classes and practiced, but I can't get free motion quilting. Not even for small projects. If you have a Pfaff, their needle threader is touchy. The little wire bends easily. It's something you you just get the "feel" for and it's easy.

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  69. I follow and I Love fabric with words and letters on it.

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  70. These days I just can't get the tension right on my longarm machine. I've tried everything and still have problems. So frustrating cause I'd have much more fun if I wasn't constantly playing with tension issues.

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  71. Needle turn applique! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. That is a lovely collection of words fabrics! I also cannot work the auto-threader on my machine. Weird, huh?

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  73. I can't do machine applique. Just doesn't work with my old machine.

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  74. I have yet to figure out how to set up my machine for free motion quilting. I still prefer to twist and turn my work as I quilt it. I also can't figure out how to use the automatic threader too.

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  75. I should be able to sew zippers. I'm sure I can, but I haven't used them in sewing since I was a child. I'm buying one today, maybe I'll have my breakthrough moment.

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  76. I think I should be able to complete a Dresden plate, but I can't seem to get it to lay flat even after following a number of tutorials. Some day I will nail it. Thanks for the generoud giveaway. C

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  77. I cannot seem to get the zig-zag stitch to work no matter how many manuals I read :(

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  78. I am a follower and I just have to say that I am crossing fingers, toes and eyelashes because I love scraps, and I love text... so I am hoping so much it is me LOL

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  79. Yes, it is the free motion that gets me too! I have trieds alittle, but I need to practise more!

    Automatic needle threaders are tricksy things. If it is not lined up perfectly it will not work. If you look at it academically(big word), there is probably a pair of guides, which should go round the needle, and a little hook, which should go through the eye. If these parts go in the wrong places - as happens too often with mine, then it won't do. A gentle jiggle of the piece may put it in line, or an engineers attention may be required! Have a close look, and see if it is an alignment problem! good luck

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  80. well as of last night i discovered i cannot sew basis tape on curved edges..lol

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  81. I should be able to remember to change the stitch on my machine after changing the foot! I have broken 5 needles this week alone by being careless!!!

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  82. I am most excited about your giveaway-I just love vintage and retro fabrics! I am totally a fabricholic and can't get enough! I am a visual girl so I go to YouTube to figure stuff out. I have found a cocktail to help when I am obsessing too much on free form quilting, it makes everything flow...

    Aloha from Hawaii and Cheers!
    Linda at Quilting Under The Influence

    www.quti.org
    @quiltingunder

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  83. I am a new follower. I can't do thumb quilting, seems to be very hard....Great give away you have here, thank you for giving us a change to win such fine prizes! I always love the structure of a well quilted quilt, well chosen colors too!
    I am busy bloghopping now. I am a participant too, so you might visit my blog too! Kind greetings from the Netherlands.

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  84. I can't seem to get my blocks to turn out the right size ever. I'm always adjusting.

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  85. I continue to make every paper piecing mistake repeatedly with each project. I try to start them when I am in a good mood. Thanks for the give away.

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  86. I do follow your wonderful blog and would love all those word scraps!

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  87. I'm never happy with my bindings. I tell myself time and time again that they will get better with practice. Have been taught, in person and online, many methods. Haven't found the right one yet.

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  88. Free motion quilting, but I think most of us have problems with that, and the other thing is needle turn applique, I just can't seem to master it.

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  89. Free motion quilting scares me! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  90. I have trouble paper piecing. I need to practice more =/

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  91. I am a new follower, too! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Linda
    http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

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  92. I follow :) Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  93. Quilting on my domestic sewing machine. I can do it on my mid-arm but not my regular sewing machine.

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  94. would love to master free motion quilting just needstime and patience not 2 of my strong points great giveaway
    Happy Christmas

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  95. I have trouble FMq a large quilt on the machine. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  96. I am a follower of your blog,thanks.

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  97. I would like to be able to remember how to finish joining binding together without having to check the instructions in three different books several times each.

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  98. Hi, I'm a new follower and what a great give away....I read somewhere that when you thread a sewing needle, NOT to lick the thread but the needle, I told this to my neighbors and we were imagining doing that on a sewing machine..... LOL I have not done art quilts, not really good at it I don't think...

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  99. I would think working with zippers. I can put them in but they never turn out the way I really want them. Even with the zipper foot.

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  100. Oh, you have the BEST collection of word scraps I have ever seen! The hardest thing for me is free motion quilting. I am sure I need to buckle down and practice!

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  101. I am a happy regular follower of your blog!

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  102. I liked the X's you put on the back of the baby quilt. I would like to try something more interesting like that but think it might turn out all crooked. Yours looked so nice and straight.

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  103. I never try free motion quilting. Even I have a few tutorials that show a great practice, but I still not brave to try it..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  104. I would love to be a wonderful free motion quilter like Nichole Webb or Karen McTavish. I think in addition to technique you must be an artist too. I do not have those skills.

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  105. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your blog

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  106. You would think that I would be able to get the hang of putting fabrics together for a quilt. I'm just not there yet, and it's been awhile.

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  107. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love a bag of scraps.

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  108. Perfect curves. But I've just bought a Curvemaster foot, so hopefully it'll become a thing of the past!

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  109. I'm SO with you on the automatic needle threader! I also have a hard time with wonky blocks & improv.

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  110. I actually don't know how to use the needle threader on my overlocker, but when it comes to sewing, sewing 1/4" is still hard for me.

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  111. I would have to say, how to use my serger. Have not been able to bring myself to try it out yet. Thank you for the chance to win such a great fabric pack! :)

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  112. I am yet to tey quilting on my machine even though it came with a walking foot. Just chicken I guess!

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  113. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  114. Lovely giveaway!! I am a new follower, too.
    Merry Xmas from Sandy. :)

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  115. Free motion quilting is definitely a struggle and machine sewing binding - mine still looks ROUGH!

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  116. I would love to be able to sew satin stitch well. Mine always looks messy. I try and try but I am never pleased with my results. I would love to have your scraps! Thanks for the chance to win them.

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  117. I cannot get the hang of machine applique and I just do not like the look of it either - must be the hand work lover that I am.

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  118. zippers. does that count. im absoulutely stumped by zippers! i saw your quilt last week on QuiltStory and was entralled with looking it over.

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  119. I would love to have a crease free backing when I finish quilting my quilt! I have tried everything I can including pressing the top, batting and backing together and pinning it every 4", but still there's one small buddy out there on the back! I guess my next try will be a basting spray!(But I do not get them in India)
    Cheers from India
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. Definitely FMQ. I'm a hand quilter at heart and although I've mastered ordinary machine quilting, I just can't get FMQ (oh and add appliqué to the list!). I suppose it's mind over matter! Gorgeous gorgeous fabrics.

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  121. Zippers are still a nightmare for me. I've seen plenty of tutorials and videos and sometimes they turn out ok but most times it's a pain. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  122. The thing I have most trouble with is cutting accurately. I always measure. And measure again. But, sometimes things don't come out quite right. Oh well!

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  123. I hand quilt but I have never been able to use something to protect the underneath finger - I wish I could because it just plain gets sore!
    Karen

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  124. I'd like to machine sew my bindings, but the underneath never comes out right! And I've tried several tutorials...perhaps they just weren't the right one for me!

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  125. I'm a follower, and the wordy scraps are just great!

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  126. thank you for this chance to win. hugs

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  127. I should be able to sew triangles....but they never turn out ..they scare me :)

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  128. Free motion quilting is usually not a very fun word in my room - all I can say is it's free. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and your participation. Judy C

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  129. I'm still scared to cut fabrics!
    Thanks for the sweet giveaway :D

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  130. I think I should be able to see better...but the eyes don't always cooperate!

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  131. It's button holes for me! Thanks for the giveaway Al! Jxo

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  132. I'm intrigued to try your version of fmq with feed-dogs up, cos I don't always get regular stitch length either! Jxo

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  133. I'd love to be able to get the hang of free motion quilting :)

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  134. Hello! Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win! I'm a new follower! Happy Holidays! :)

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  135. I am still a little nervous when using my rotary cutter.
    Thanks

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  136. Don't feel bad I can't get the threading thing to work either, as a matter of fact I just plain gave up! I have 2 things to add to this list I am still scsred still of piecing circles and curves, and trying to do free motion quilting. Thanks for a chance at the prize!

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  137. Sewing inset seams is beyond me. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  138. Beautiful and regulated stitching while free motion quilting! I keep trying and hope the Challenge that I signed up will take over the hump.

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  139. I'm not very good at making Drunkard's Path blocks.
    Judy
    www.goldendogquilting.com
    www.birchbaydyedfabric.com

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  140. Free motion quilting. Am taking a class online in it in 2012 though.

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  141. Sewing curved seams is something that I wish I could master.... there are some gorgeous quilt blocks that use a curved seam, and I just can't seem to get the hang of it.... :-( Thank you for giving us a chance to win your wonderful prize!!!

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  142. I am a new follower-- thank you for a second entry! :-)

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  143. I can't use the hemming foot on my sewing machine. Drives me bananas!

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  144. my problem isn't the quilting itself but the deciding on how to quilt - always turning the quilt in my head - if ido that it will look like that on the back, does it work with the top ... so I don't seem to quilt at all and store my tops in my mothers wool storage cupboard

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  145. I can't transfer a quilting pattern from my head to the quilt without following a printed pattern. I'm working on it though.

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  146. I can't seem to cut the right size fabric for paper foundation piecing. Or I cut it so it goes on the wrong way - that whole backwards, mirror-image thing is just beyond the limits of my poor brain. Just thinking about it makes me feel like I have fleas!

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  147. I thought I was the only one who couldn't do that! My old Singer doesn't have that and it is my favorite machine but I bought a new sewing machine last year and 3 times I went in to learn how to have it thread the needle.....I was showed, did it, went home and couldn't do it! Fantastic giveaway!

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  148. I'm a new follower so I hope that can count. Thanks!

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  149. I had the same problem with my needle threader until I went back to the dealer. I found out the little hook was bent!

    I would love to applique neatly.

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  150. I should be able to sew perfect 1/4 seams, but can't... It's frustrating! Thanks for a chance to win this great fabric! :)

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  151. I have never gotten the needle threader, have no idea what to do with it, luckily my eyes can still hit the eye by hand, lol.

    Debbie

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  152. What a great picture at the top of your blog! It reminds me of flying up high in the sky! However I've never been overseas... Thanks for a second chance to enter! :)

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  153. I don't know why I am afraid of applique, yet it is a difficult, messy deal for me. Thanks for the hop stop.

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  154. I really want to learn to sew curves.

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  155. Great giveaway!
    I am your newest follower!

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  156. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!! I always struggle with basting my quilts. I almost always end up with pickets in one corner. Very frustrating!!!

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  157. I not only couldn't work my automatic thread thingy on my machine, but I broke it. I still can't get in my head how to quilt as I go. I've seen videos and everything. It just doesn't click.

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  158. Sew in zippers. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  159. I can't do even hand stitches! No matter how hard, it looks great on the front and silly on the back!

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  160. I really want to try free motion quilting.

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  161. I just can't get the hang of hand quilting - I've tried with and without a hoop, just can't get the motion down to get several stitches on the needle.
    Would love to win the giveaway!!

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  162. I cut neatly and still end up with wonky points. Perhaps I shall stay with wonky stars for now...

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  163. Well, I think I should be able to sew perfectly square blocks every single time, but I get to chain piecing, my brain goes on auto-pilot and pretty soon I get wonky looking stuff.:) Love your blog!

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  164. I have trouble with sewing curve seams, so I avoid them or applique

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  165. I am following. thank you for a chance to win your giveaway

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  166. I have done a tiny bit of applique - a practice block really of simple leaf shapes. I think I'm too scared to start a real project because I expect I'll be really horrible at it!

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  167. Lol! I also cannot to use the automatic thread threader on my Janome)

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  168. I am follower! Thank you for a chance to win.

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  169. Oh I just love this giveaway! I feel like I should be able to bind a quilt better. The back of my quilts look a little crazy!

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  170. I'm a new follower! I wish I could come visit you...sounds like a lovely place to live!

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  171. Hand applique! I don't think I have the patieence.

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  172. machine quilting! i'm hopeless

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  173. Wonderful prize. I just can't seem to get my triangles all the same size yet. I even put it on paper, stitch very straight on the lines and still when you cut them apart, they will be different sizes (somewhat). Seems they all should be perfect but they arn't. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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  174. Free Motion Quilting is what I have the most difficulty with. I keep trying different designs. One day it will work but until then I have learned that a washed quilt hides a lot of imperfections. Hugs

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  175. I am a follower and Thank you for a great giveaway

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  176. That's easy I'm afraid of sewing machines.

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  177. Garment sewing, I don't get why you have to make button holes and sew on buttons, can't you just staple the opening closed???

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  178. Thanks for the giveaway! For some reason I can't master hand-sewing openings closed on projects. It always ends up looking like my 2 year old did it :)

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  179. I don't know how to put in a zipper. But that is my goal for 2012. It can't be that hard - can it?

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  180. I'm a newbie quilter and that stupid 1/4 inch seam just eludes me for now. I've even got a special stitch on my machine that is supposed to do it for me and it just doesn't seem to come out right...yet.

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  181. SHhhhhhhhh don't tell - I only learned to use the threader thingy a few weeks ago when a girlfriend sat at my machine and showed me how to do it, LOL. It never made sense until I saw it being done - when you see it, you'll realize how easy it is too!

    Personally I can't nab buttonholes. I've tried and tried - I end up putting in zippers because they're easier for me, LOL!

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  182. Maybe your threader needs an adjustment. I should be able to free-motion quilt with my BSR, but I don't seem to have the knack yet.

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  183. Hope you get that threader working for ya!

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