Monday, May 21, 2012

2nd Giveaway

The Winner is
 ErinMay 21, 2012 07:41 PM
I wish I had had the maturity to exercise a little patience. It makes all the difference!




Good Morning!! Isn't it a great day for a GIVEAWAY? I'm so excited to be apart of this years Giveaway Day.  I'm doing two giveaways so be sure to check out my other post and sign up for that one as well. I'm giving away four fat quarters of Summersville by Lucie Summers for Moda Fabrics. This is such a fun line it was hard to choose only four. 

Summersville Seafoam
Summersville London Bus

Summersville Orange Zest

Summersville Leaf


I'm making it easy to enter: Just be or become a follower and leave me a comment telling me what you wish you knew when you started quilting that you know now. International bloggers are welcome to join in on the fun as well.  Giveaways end on Friday May 25 and I will Randomly choose a winner on Saturday morning and announce it on Sunday.  
Make sure to check out all the great giveaways at Sew Mama Sew
Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor. 


482 comments:

  1. That is hard for me. I typically don't do favorites because I love so many. But if I have to,it would be..........? Quilt Story.

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  2. I wish I knew that my 1/4" foot wasn't really 1/4"--oh well live and learn.

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  3. I wish I have saved more money for fabric! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  4. I wish I knew it was vital to cut and sew straight and exact.

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  5. I wish I knew that it's ok to just start, even if you don't really know what you are doing.

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  6. Fun fabric - I chose the same for giveaway day! I think I wish I'd known how to connect to the bigger world of quilting, because it's so motivating!

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  7. I love the fat quarters! I wish I had known about all the different feet available, I am just now getting to use some. But I also just started sewing in November. ;)

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  8. I wish I had know about quilting years ago... I was a late starter, I which I had known how easy it is ....I would have started years ago!

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  9. Lovely fabric! I wish I had known that quilting (I am only talking about the straight lines) isn't that difficult. I was so worried before, because I only have an old sweing machine and no walking foot, but it worked out just fine.

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  10. Always cut your batting larger that your backing top. Learnt that the hard way.
    cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. great question.....I don't know the answer.....i am a follower.

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  12. I'm a new follower! I wish I had known how important 1/4" seams are - my stuff kept coming apart back then!!

    Francine
    (mochawildchild@gmail.com)

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  13. I wish that I knew about tension and to change it when FMQ!

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  14. When I started quilting I wish I knew about blogs and all the wonderful inspiration and support that was available online. It would have saved me from making several disastrous quilts. Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  15. that precise cutting REALLY does matter.. hahaha

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  16. I started back in the days when we used templates, pencils and scissors. Everything was hand pieced and there were so many rules. I wish I knew that I did not have to follow all those rules. lol. What a great question. Thanks for the second generous giveaway!

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  17. Ahhh! Love your last line--I'm totally addicted to The Hunger Games!! I love to patchwork, I make a lot of totes and the like out of it. I'm a semi-quilter, as I do the top bit but not the "quilting" together bit.....my walking foot just keeps making wrinkles. I wish I had known to save up money early on (before kids) for a proper quilting machine. heehee Anyways, love this fabric. Very lovely blog, I'm following.
    Cheers,
    natalie

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  18. i am a beginner still so there is A LOT i wish i knew....so many questions but I am sure they will eventually get answered.
    Love these fabrics!
    -t

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  19. I'm a new follower. wish I knew all the wonderful people I have met through the quilty world! Both in real life & on the internet

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  20. How to sew properly i guess.

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  21. I wish I had known how to do binding correctly. I have a stack of quilts that need new binding!

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  22. I wish I knew more about fabric quality; in the beginning, I used a lot of "cheaper quality" fabric that was often thin because it was all that was available until I discovered fabric shopping online! Thanks for chance to win; I'm a follower; (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  23. I wish I had known that the start of a 'perfect' quilt is precise cutting. That's my least favorite part, so I tend to rush through it, and it still kind of causes some problems for me

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  24. I wish I had known what a difference a better sewiing machine would make. sewing on my Brother verses my old Kenmore is like night and day. Thanks for a vEry generous giveaway of a fabulous fabric.

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  25. The thing I wish I'd known (I've been making quilts since 6th grade.. so 30+ years) is that cotton fabric makes better quilts. When I was a kid I'd just use any fabric I could get my hands on. :D Some of the stuff I made when I was a kid... but the recipients always acted like they liked them. LOL!

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  26. humm...I wish I knew how addicting collecting fabric would be!

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  27. I came from dressmaking to quilting and did not realize how important the 1/4 inch seam was.

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway. Pressing constantly. :)

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  29. I wish I'd known how to pin.
    I kinda still do!!

    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  30. I wish someone had explained to me about the different feet available, how they work and how to put them on!

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  31. hmmmmm....since I'm just learning....I think I'd like to know how to easily bind, that one worries me! :) Thanks for the fun!

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  32. That you are suppose to baste a quilt. LOL

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  33. I wish I had known how precise measurements and cuts had to be--and that those expensive mats and rotary cutters are worth every cent!

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  34. I wish I would have known how precise I really had to be :)

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

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  35. I love the prints you chose! I wish I would have known that I was going to be a quilter in the first place. :) When I purchased my sewing machine I thought I would be making clothes so I had a completely different set of specs in mind. Now I think I would be more interested in having a larger harp space for quilting those big projects. Next time, right? :) Thanks for the chance!

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  36. I had sewn garments for over 60 years, the 1/4" seam didn't make sense, let alone the scant 1/4" seam. Now, of course, it does.

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  37. I am a follower. I just started quilting after being in front of the sewing machine for years. I wish I knew more about free motion sewing!

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  38. I'm a follower and I wish I'd paid more attention to the quilters around me.

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  39. I wish I knew what a rotary cutter was when I first started quilting! Jxo

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  40. i feel there's so much more i need to learn! but i guess i'd say that there's nothing wrong with making mistakes.

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  41. I wish I'd understood more about the importance of a good iron!

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  42. I wish I had known more about color selection and what a difference it would make in the finished quilt. Light medium and dark meant nothing to me back then.

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  43. i wish i would have known that it was so easy, because i would have started quilting years ago!

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  44. I wish I had known how important patience is while cutting fabrics. I mess up a lot!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    leftcoaster at gmail dot com is my email :-)

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  45. I wish I knew about Heather Ross when I started quilting, I wish I knew not to use fluffy polyester batting, I wish I knew about spray basting (still havent tried it yet!), and sooooo many other things!I have so much fabric that I don't love now because I didn't really know what was out there when I started so I wish I was as online shopping saavy then as I am now!

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  46. I wish I knew how precisely everything needs to be cut.

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  47. Its impossible to pick 4, lol. I have 8 and of those 8 you picked only one. (loved the letters and got them in red and black, sigh).
    Joined your google friends list!
    What do I wish I had known back then? That rotary cutters were coming!!!! The plastic rulers in the EXACT strip size were out but we had to draw with a line and cut with scissors!

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  48. Well I am still just starting, so I'm still learning!

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  49. I'm a new follower! I wish I had known how to properly bind a quilt when I first started! I know how to now (thankfully)

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  50. I'm following you (that sounds so spooky!).

    While I don't make quilts, I do use all the fabulous fabrics to make stuffed toys and other silly stuff. I wish I'd known more about cutting fabric (finding the grain and all that) when I first started. Ever since I picked up the basics my creations turn out so much nicer.

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  51. I wishthat I had known more about the actual quilting process! I thought quilting we :(s piecing tops! All my daughters baby quilts were tied!

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway! I wish I knew I had a quilters foot when I first started!

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  53. LOL I wish i'd known how important a consistent 1/4 inch seam was! Haha! And... that so many of the "rules" of old fashioned quilting are not as hard and fast as they sound - they are made to be broken! :)

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  54. New follower. I wish I had known which fabric not to use & to quilt closer. Thanks for the great giveaway

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  55. Love these fabrics! Though I made my first quilted piece (a pillow cover) about 15 years ago, I dropped it for at least a decade in favor of other needle-and-thread crafts, so I feel like a newbie. Things bite me on the keister again and again: true 1/4" seams, proper ironing techniques, accurate cutting...

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  56. I'm a new follower - I wish that I had known how to make (and how important!) a 1/4" seam is when I first started quilting. I actually have one half finished project that has been waiting for me for several years now because i made the first half, then learned a proper 1/4" before making the second half - they don't fit together! Hopefully this summer I'll be able to fix my mistake and finish this great circle bargello quilt.

    Sarah

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  57. Great giveaway. I wish I had known how my stash would take over my house!
    kakihiggins@gmail.com

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  58. follower :)

    I wish I had known how amazing rotary cutters are!! They are such an amazing tool and those first quilts would have looked so much better had I used one :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  59. Thanks for the chance to win :) I wish I know how addicting it was, and maybe I wouldn't have started!! ;)

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  60. I started quilting so long ago. I wish I had kept pictures of all of them, and maybe a few scraps

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  61. I wish i had my piecing foot right away when I started. My first quilt would have been the correct size ;-)

    brookeali(at)hotmail.com

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  62. I wish I'd known tricks, any tricks to cutting straight and on the grainline. Oh rotary cutter, why haven't we always been together?

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  63. i wish i had known about all the different feet when i started-thanks!

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  64. I wish I'd known how important proper tools are...but then maybe I wouldn't have started because it would have been a huge investment. Lol! Thanks for the chance!

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  65. My first quilt - I zig zagged the edges! Then I hand quilted the quilt. Going through all those layers and all that thread in the seam allowance was . . . tough.

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  66. I wish I'd paid more attention! the amount of times I had to undo seams...

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  67. I wish I would have known to pin at all intersections, It took me a few quilts before I understood why my rows never matched up just right. Live and learn. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway, I LOVE this fabric!

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  68. I wish I'd known to iron all my seams flat!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  69. As I am still a very very rank beginner at quilting, I don't know anything, so I don't know what to say! ;) Maybe, I wish I'd told myself to get started sooner?

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  70. Hmm, I'm a pretty new quilter so I'm still learning! I guess so far my biggest lesson has been to read instructions carefully and double check everything!

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  71. I am now a follower (sorry I wasn't before!!) and I'm the same as Ann, my 1/4" foot isn't really!! When following patterns you really need a scant 1/4", took me lots of swearing and googling problems to work that out!!

    Also wish people would say when word verification comes on so bloggers can turn it off ;) x

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  72. I wish I'd know how important a consistent quarter inch seam was. So many things didn't *quite* line up in those first few early projects... alas, I'm wiser now :)

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  73. Measuring really does matter, and to use a 1/4 seam. Tganks for the oppertunity!

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  74. I wish I'd known how to bind. My first quilts I just tucked the edges under and hand-stitched them. One of them I actually sewed like a pillow -- right sides together, leaving an opening, and then stuffing the (polyester -- oy!) batting in and tying it. Oh, the things I have learned since then . . . :)

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  75. That there is more than one way to do things. That there are many different techniques etc. Thank you for the give away chance.

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  76. Hm...I wish I had known how quickly I'd be addicted, haha! It's definitely my favorite hobby. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  77. I wish I had known what an addiction fabric would become, LOL.
    I'm not sure I ever would have started.

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  78. How to cut a straight line on fabric that doesn't fit on my cutting mat. :o) And how to use my 1/4" foot.

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  79. I wish I had known this roll cutter earlyer in my live! It makes cutting straight lines realy easyer and faster!

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  80. Oh I wish I had known how important exact cutting was! And how much easier it makes everything!

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  81. New follow here...I wish I had known that mistakes make my quilts unique, not ruined!

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  82. I wish I would have known how to applique a lot sooner than I learned. I have taken classes with several teachers and learned a lot.

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  83. Thanks so much for the fun giveaway! I wish I had relized that quilts don't have to be perfect. All those inperfections really do add character.

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  84. Lovely fabrics! I wish I had thought ahead a bit when I bought my sewing machine and purchased one better fitted for quilting. :)

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  85. LOVE this fabric. I wish I'd known 2 things: that I could do it--I'd wanted to learn to quilt for SO long before I finally tried (had been sewing since I was 10, but quilting seemed inexplicably harder); and that 'batting makes a difference'--when I started, I used yucky poly, puffy stuff (SO embarrassing to admit now).

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  86. I'm not a quilter, but I'd like to learn. Maybe I'll get some good beginner tips from this post! ;)

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  87. am just starting to quiilt! so I think I'll be reading the responses vs. answering :)

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  88. That you could make up your own rules! I love the comments to this post, very informative!

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  89. Love Summerville! And I'm a new follower. In the beginning I wish I had had a better grasp on the rotary cutter...it was touch and go there for a while!

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  90. Yay for Summerville! I wish I had simply learned earlier. I'm so glad I just jumped right in and totally went for it. (My first quilt was even hand quilted! =P)

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  91. I hand quilt and for my first quilt I didn't realize that I needed to enclose my raw edges. Lets just say that I had some massively frayed edges by the end of it.

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  92. I wish I had known how to sew with a steady seam allowance. I also wish I had known to press consistently and carefully. Lessons learned though! :)

    I follow you on Google Reader. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  93. Wow! Great fabric selection....I wish I'd known how obsessive this craft would become, although as I've got obsessed with every hobby I don't know why I'm surprised! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. I wish I had known how to make my own binding from the start. I follow you through Google Reader. Thanks for sharing such great fabrics!

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  95. I wish I had know how important accurate cutting was...

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  96. I'm a new follower. I wish I knew that cutting machines existed - it would have saved me a lot of time and fabric.

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  97. i wish i knew about spray basting! i battled pins for far too long!

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  98. I am a new Follower.
    I wish I had know about the needle down function on sewing machines when I started out. So much more fun to sew with that button pressed!
    xxxx

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  99. I've just discovered spray basting. I must say, I'll never go back to pin basting!!

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  100. I am a new follower. Wish I would have paid more attention to my Grandma when she was working on a quilt and trying to show me how it was done. Had no interest in quilting at that time in my life.

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  101. I wish I would have known to get a 1/4" foot from the start!

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  102. I am a new follower and a fairly new quilter still in the learning phase.

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  103. I wish I knew there was a 1/4 inch foot when I first started quilting

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  104. I am a beginner quilter so I don't know much of anything yet. I am a new follower.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  105. I wish I had known not to wash my fabric first!

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  106. I wish I'd known to label my quilts.

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  107. I started quilting in earnest in 2009. My mom tried to entice me in the late 90's. I wish I knew then that I would have become so addicted to all things fabric and quilty and just jumped in way back then.

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  108. I wish I had started quilting earlier, and that I had the confidence to cut into fabric, instaed of hoarding my favourites!

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  109. I wish I had (still) been more careful to cut accurately...still need work on that one!
    seemommysew @gmailDOTcom

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  110. I wish I'd known just how important ironing is, from the technique of pressing a seam to the technique for getting it just right! I've since realized and focus a lot on that part of it.

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  111. That it took forever. seriously, I thought i could do it in a couple of hours. try a couple of months! I suck at quilting.

    I love summerville. I've been haunting their etsy page for several months now, and fruitlessly trying to save up enough money for something of theirs!

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  112. Im just starting! Just finishing up a Kate Conklin design for my girls birthday in August! No regrets so far!

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  113. I wish I had know that you should pre-wash flannel. Ruined a quilt on that one :(

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!!

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  114. I wish I would have known that even complicated looking patterns and quilts can easily be accomplished if you give them a try! Also, when I first started quilting I did not know that there was such a large quilting community online. So helpful!!!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love the Summerville line!

    ashleatenner26@gmail.com

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  115. I wish i knew how important accuracy was and how to chose fabrics. thanks for the giveaway..

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  116. i wish I had known about all the online resources available for inspiration.

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  117. I haven't made my first quilt so I am still learning all I can from every blog I visit!!

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  118. I wish I knew that I need to learn as I go instead of allowing myself to be intimidated by all the amazing quilters out there. I am now more relaxed and am trying to give myself time to improve and become better without comparing myself to those who have quilted for several years.

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  119. I wish I knew how much I was going to enjoy it so I might have listened when my grandmother tried to teach me ages ago.

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  120. I wish I'd known that a quarter inch lines up exactly with the edge of my presser foot. I sewed so many things with wonky seams before I realized that.

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  121. I wish I would have been more patient in the beginning and learned to enjoy the process instead of rushing to finish. It is so much more enjoyable knowing that now.

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  122. I am a new follower, I wish I had known how addictive it would become and forewarned friends and family!

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  123. I'm a follower. I just chopped my squares off if they didn't match up...my first quilts are horrible, but they were made from the heart and the receivers of my gifts love them. That's all that matters when quilting, make it from the heart.

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  124. Following now. I wish I know to press instead of iron. That would have been helpful.

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  125. I wish I had known how fun and interesting it was back when I still lived in the same town as my Grandmas where they could more easily show me the ropes!

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  126. I wish I had known that I would love it so much! I put off getting into sewing for years never knowing that I had a had a quilter inside.

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  127. I wish I had known how addicting it is, or that fabrics once sold out don't usually get reprinted!

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  128. I'm trying to get into quilting so I wish I could know that it's probably not as scary as I imagine it to be.

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  129. When I started quilting I wish I knew how important ironing is. I need a new iron and I never thought I would be really picky on what I want.

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  130. I wish I knew the importance of following your gut instead of a pattern.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  131. Which presser feet to use...

    handmadebytracie (at) gmail (dot) com

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  132. I wish I knew I didn't have to cut bias binding - WOF rocks!

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  133. I wish I knew how important it was not to skimp and buy cheap fabric and thread. You get what you pay for.

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  134. oh man, there's soooo much i wish i knew. and i still wish i had known about a walking foot!!!!

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  135. I wish I'd realised the importance of pressing earlier!

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  136. I wish I'd known better than to start hand quilting a queen-sized top. I gave up and tore out the stitches. Now it's waiting to be machine quilted, but I've moved on to other quilts!

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  137. chain piecing! I could have saved an awful lot of time. ;-)

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  138. I have miscut fabric so many times. And I just noticed yesterday, duh, that if I hold the ruler so that Olfa is facing right side up, then I won't have to spin the ruler around looking for the right position. This was after I had cut 2 pieces too short. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  139. Love these prints and what fun to have the giveaway day. Yankeequilter@gmail.com

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  140. I wish I would have known how to make my own seam binding.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  141. I wish I had known that more wonderful fabric will keep being produced. If you don't buy a perfect line now, another one will come along.

    wordygirl at EarthLink dot net

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  142. I think I wish I had known the importance of perfect cutting.

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  143. I wish I'd known how amazing it is being a quilt blogger, I would have started way sooner! Thanks for the chance!

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  144. I now follow by email and think that if someone had told me to stick to well-known name brand manufacturers of fabric because of qulity and longevity and non-pilling, then I would have put my money towards better fabrics right at the start. It is ok because I didn't buy much and what I did buy I've used as the inside of pouches and bags --but for quilts you should use the best :)

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  145. I wish I knew about saving scraps for scrappy quilts. I threw too many good scraps away thinking I wouldn't be able to use them.

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  146. I'm really new to quilting (as in haven't even made one yet) so I'll just read everyone elses comments and learn what I need to know!


    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. I just started sewing and one of the first lessons I learned was that the bobbin case must be cleaned after machine quilting.

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  148. I wish I'd known about leaders and enders!!

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  149. Great question! I wish I had understood the reasons for selecting good quality fabric! I worked at a discount-type fabric store, and used the fabrics I was in contact with all day...big mistake! The dark prints faded on a complicated dresden plate that I made for my Mom!

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  150. I recently took a colour class and now have a whole new eye when it comes to fabrics. I wish I knew then that fabric lines don't matter as much as the colour values and how the fabric makes you feel. I would love to work with the fabrics you are offering, thank you.

    and yes, I am now a follower!!!!

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  151. I am just starting to quilt, and I really wish i had a person here to guide me. Love the fabrics you are offering!

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  152. I wish I knew that my 1/4 in foot wasn't really the scant 1/4 in I would need for accurate piecing :)
    I'm already a follower.

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  153. I am just a begginer so I still can't answer this question!

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  154. I started quilting in the dark ages. I wish I knew who and where the quilt guilds were at that time. Before the advent of the internet, it would have been nice to have some quilters to talk to and to observe.

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  155. I wish I knew that I was capable of quilting on my home machine...would have saved me $$ on longarm quilting!

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  156. i wish i knew measure twice cut once..would have helped me out alot when it came to patchworking :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  157. I am a new follower. I wish I could figure out the art of free motion quilting on my home machine!

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  158. I would love to start quilting...it's quite intimidating tho lol. Right now I am more involved with small projects for my kids but would love to start in the future. Reading all of the comments kind of gives me a little push to try it out sooner rather than later.

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  159. I wish I knew that you should wash your fabric before sewing!

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  160. I wish I would have started earlyer with this great hobby :-)

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  161. That good cutting (on the grain) really is important.

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  162. Hmm... I've only made one quilt so all these comments will be helpful! I guess I'd say that I wish I'd known it would take WAY longer than I'd expected and to buy way more fabric than the instructions said. :)

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  163. Start simple! Confidence is key, so starting on something too hard will only take the wind out of your sails.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  164. Follower of your blog via GFC :)

    melissajpalmer at yahoo dot com

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  165. I wish I'd known how much I would love hand applique--took me 10 yrs of being afraid of it--took a class and loved it ever since.

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  166. I'm actually not much of a quilter but I love to sew. Maybe I'll just read the comments and try to learn something before I get too far into quilting!

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  167. I wish there had been rotary cutters back when I started. Now I have an Accuquilt!
    Deal52@comcast.net

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  168. So love this fabric. I wish I knew the importance of precision!

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  169. I've actually only just started quilting. I do wish I'd started sooner though. I was always a bit scared by it, it seems so intimidating, but it really REALLY isn't!

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  170. I am a new follower. I wish I had known about using Color Catchers when washing a quilt. It really helps prevent colors running.
    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  171. The importance of a rotary cutter and mat! Love this collection.

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  172. I just started quilting so I'm picking up tips from other comments right now! I do wish I would've known how much I'd love it because I would've started earlier or not at all! :)

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  173. I wish I would have known more about designer fabric lines and when they're gone they're really gone...there are so many that I've let go and didn't even know it!

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  174. I don't quilt YET, but love reading all of these comments and tips!

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  175. I wish there was a more lovely selection of fabrics when I started....the designer fabrics are so gorgeous and inspiring.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  176. Marking is sometimes worth the time it takes.

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  177. LOVE IT! I wish I knew that perfection just isn't going to happen. Quilts will have mistakes and that is okay. ;0)

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  178. I wish I knew that it is so time consuming! Though I love the end result, so it's all worth it.

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  179. i wish i had realized the foot that came on my machine was not 1/4"

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  180. I wish I knew how to cut properly when I first started.

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  181. I wish I had known about the 1/4" foot sooner!

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  182. I wish I knew that I really should have pinned the binding since I machine did it (front and back)

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  183. I wish I had known that the sewing machine I bought was not really great for quilting. Oh well.

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  184. I wish I had known how addictive the fabric collecting would become!!

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  185. I wish I had known about a quarter inch foot.

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  186. I wish I knew how addicting this would be!

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  187. I wish I knew that your stitches should run in the same direction. My quilt leader made that very clear on my first quilt when she had to redo all my work.

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  188. I wish I knew about chain piecing.

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  189. that how addicted to quilting I could get!

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  190. I wish I knew about "spiders" - little pieces of fabric to sew on to at the start and end of your stitching to save you having to cut the thread. It really saves time, thread and stops birdsnesting!

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  191. I wish I would have had someone show me how to top quilt. I had spent hours making my top and then I messed it up big time because I thought it would be simple enough to figure out on my own.

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  192. There is so much I don't know still! I really need to take a class so I can learn some tricks!

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  193. I'm only on my second quilt so I haven't learned too much yet. I guess I wish I knew how to pick my next pattern because I just want to make them all!

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  194. I am still relatively new to quilting. I do find that I am now more open to mixing fabrics, making color choices, etc. Before, I would only by kits where the fabrics where already chosen for me.

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  195. No matter what ANYONE tells you there are no rules except the 1/4 inch seam. Make your own rules. Run with scissors.

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  196. I wish I had known how important it was to cut straight, and how to match points.

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  197. I wish there were all of these great blogs when I first started sewing! I've learned so many great tips and new techniques. I just learned how to sew on a zipper!

    amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

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