Monday, August 29, 2011

Sponsored Giveaway from Shabby Fabrics

The Shabby
Today we have a fabulous sponsored giveaway from the online shop, Shabby Fabrics.

Shabby Fabrics has a HUGE selection of fabrics from many different manufacturers (Moda, Lecien, Free Spirit, Riley Blake, Michael Miller, Robert Kaufman, etc. etc.) including the world's largest selection of Lakehouse fabrics. To view the Collections available go here, including some of my favorites like Flower Sugar, Strawberry Fields, and Sweet Nothings. And lines that are now more difficult to find like Punctuation and Lumiere de Noel. I LOVE the way the shop is organized and how easy it is to find what's available.

In addition to the great fabric selection there are nearly 1,000 patterns and books, notions, fat quarter sets and kits! They also have a great selection of Block of the Month projects including two applique quilts (Blessings of Spring and Blessings of Summer (from The Blessings Series with more on the way) designed by Jennifer, the gal behind Shabby Fabrics.  Jennifer has also designed several dozen quilt and table runner patterns which can be found in the Shabby Exclusives section of the website.

I love Jennifer's story starting Shabby Fabrics and thought you'd enjoy hearing it too:
My name is Jennifer Bosworth, owner of Shabby Fabrics. I am honored to be a guest at Diary of A Quilter.  Thank you so much, Amy!


The Shabby Fabrics story begins here. All along while growing up, I loved arts and crafts with every ounce of my being. When it came time to choose a career and go to college, I figured I couldn't make a living crafting so I pursued an aeronautical degree and became an airline pilot. I would take my hand sewing with me on trips and stitch to my heart's content while laying over at various hotels.  The love of crafting never left me. 


The events of September 11, 2001 changed the entire world and definitely my own personal world in a very big way.  Soon thereafter the airlines began furloughing pilots. Both my husband (also a United pilot) and I found ourselves out of work  with no health care, two children and a mortgage. These were indeed uncertain and scary times. All of the flying experience  I had accumulated over the last 20+ years suddenly meant nothing. No one was hiring pilots. I knew I would have to reinvent myself and awaken a skill set that I never even  knew I had.  



After much prayer and contemplation, I felt God urging me to do something I loved and knew a great deal about already. After all, we needed to find work right away! I applied for a business license and  began selling a few fabrics on ebay. Ten years later, we are selling fabrics from our own website worldwide and loving every moment. There is no question that God is behind the success of Shabby Fabrics. I have a wonderful staff that I enjoy working with each day. 


Besides buying products and deciding which projects will becomes kits, block of the month, etc, I also design a line of quilt patterns called Shabby Exclusives. Some of our designs have been featured recently in McCalls magazine. When I think to the future of our company, I remind myself to remain flexible and attentive to God's word and plan. After all, He's the author of this great book.

Blessings to you all,
Jennifer




Today, Jennifer has a VERY generous giveaway to you readers. Not one, but THREE gift certificates to Shabby Fabrics worth $50, $25, and $25. Who couldn't use those?

You have three ways enter this giveaway:

1. Visit the Shabby Fabrics website and sign up for their newsletter.
2. Visit Shabby Fabrics, come back and leave a comment here about which product or fabric collection you like best.
3. Follow the Shabby Fabrics Blog



Come back here and leave one comment for each entry. Be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger so that I can contact you if you win.


You have until Friday, September 2, midnight MST to enter.

Thanks again Jennifer and Shabby Fabrics!

590 comments:

  1. I'm signed up for the newsletter :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  2. I'd love to get a stack of Dots from Moda Essentials!

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  3. I love the Strawberry Fields line!

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  4. I've signed up for their newsletter

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  5. I'm signed up for the news letter :)

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  6. I'd love to get one of the Michael Miller Fat Quarter stacks. I love fat quarter stacks and can never justify buying them!

    http://www.shabbyfabrics.com/Michael-Miller-12-FQ-Set-P10962C88.aspx

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  7. I'd like the Dottie 25 Fat Quarter Set by Moda Fabrics

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  8. I signed up for Shabby Fabric's newsletter!

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  9. Strawberry Fields is a nice collection

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  10. I follow the Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  11. I like the Love Birds kit. Her story is very interesting and a reminder to step out on faith.

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  12. I signed up for the newsletter :)

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  13. I now follow SF in google reader :)

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  14. I love the Blessings of Summer BOM. Their kits are wonderful.

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  15. I'd love to pick up the Love U Jelly Roll for a couple of little kiddoes that are coming into our lives this winter.

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  16. I signed up for the Shabby Fabric newsletter!

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  17. I signed up for their newsletter!

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  18. She has so many cute things in her shop I cant just pick one favorite. I LOVE the GREAT PUMPKIN BOM and also the TINY TOWN QUILT KIT. My Favorite fabric lines she has is probably
    Colorful Christmas and Farm Fresh :) Great Shop!

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  19. I am now following Shabby Fabrics blog! :)

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  20. I already receive their newsletter!

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  21. It's hard to pick just one line that I like but since Christmas is coming I think I'd choose Colorful Christmas. The little penguins and trees are adorable!

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  22. I already follower their blog by GFC!

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  23. I would love to try the Blessings of Summer Quilt!

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  24. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter

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  25. I would totally love to do the Summer Blessings BOM! it is such a grogeous quilt!

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  26. I am a new follower at the Shabby Fabrics blog

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  27. All signed up for the newsletter!

    num1_angel(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win.
    My favourite fabric over at Shabby Fabrics is Flower Sugar red/pink colourway.
    Margaret

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  29. Their blog is awesome! Thanks for the referral!

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  30. Newsletter sign up....Check!:)

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  31. I signed up for Shabby Fabrics newsletter! :)

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  32. Can't really pick a product/line...too many of them....but I sure do like that they have a Christmas Shoppe....gotta go finsh looking at all those goodies!;)

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  33. I am a new follower of their blog! Smiles~Beth

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  34. I'm following the Shabby blog! :)

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  35. I have subscribed to their newsletter...whoo hoo! Smiles~Beth

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  36. OH MY GOODNESS! I'm in love with the Tiny Town Quilt Kit. I'm not experienced enough to do it, but it is absolutely beautiful!

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  37. I really love the Kona Solid FQ bundles they offer...hoping to make a my first solids quilt soon (if only time weren't an issue!!). Thanks for the chance. Smiles~Beth

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  38. I am now getting the email news letter

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  39. I think that I want the Garden Rose collection. I am wanting to change my daughter's room to shabby chic and I think that fabric would be perfect.

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  40. I am now a follower. Looking forward to see what is next.

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  41. I love the Strawberry Fields fabric line! :)

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  42. Hard to choose one line,at least I chose this:
    /Fairfield-11-FQ-Set-PinkRed-by-Windham-Fabrics-P9847C116.aspx

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  43. I love the Dottie and Colorful Christmas collections.

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  44. ALREADY FOLLOW SHABBY FABRICS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  45. I LOVE Shabby Fabrics! I already get their newsletter! I've ordered from them and they are quick and efficient!

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  46. I have subscibed to their newsletter.Thanks fr the chance.

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  47. ALREADY RECEIVE SHABBY FABRICS NEWSLETTER!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  48. I love the Princess Rose collection!

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  49. I already follow Shabby Fabrics. :-)

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  50. I think I like the Delilah collection the best. Great selection for sure.

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  51. I signed up for Shabby Fabric's newsletter

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  52. I absolutely love the Annie's Farm Stand line by Lakehouse Drygoods.

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  53. I signed up for the newsletter!

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  54. How on earth could I choose a favorite from all they offer?! :o> I love, love the antique rose fabric collection.
    Thanks, much!

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  55. NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE TO MAKE!
    BUT I'LL SELECT "AMERICAN BANNER ROSE FQB" -SO SO BEAUTIFUL! THANKS SO FOR BOTH OF YOU SHARING!
    HAPPY QUILTING ALL!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  56. And now I'm a blog follower, too! Thanks for a great give-away!

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  57. I would get the Bittersweet Amber fat quarters collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I love lilly and will! I really want to make a new quilt now. Hope I win.

    katterkat@gmail.com

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  59. I am loving the quilted village block of the month! :-)

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  60. I added Shabby Fabrics Blog to my reader. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. I signed up for the newsletter at Shabby FAbrics.

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  62. I love the woolies flannel! Set up of this site is great!

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  63. I heart shabby fabrics. I will add them to my blogroll!

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  64. Oh my all the Christmas flannel that they have available at Shabby Fabrics is calling my name! I just completed quilt number 17, but have never done a flannel one. Thanks for this opportunity! Pick me! Pick me!

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  65. I already subscribe to the Shabby Fabrics newsletter...

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  66. I'm loving the Sophi collection it would be perfect for a Christmas gift project

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  67. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter!

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  68. That's an easy one!!! Lecien's Sugar Flower...I love it!

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  69. I always love Block of the Month projects. The new Blessings of Summer is a must-do!

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  70. I also signed up for the newsletter.

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  71. I love the pumpkin block of the month, and of course the ta dot's!

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  72. I have to say that I love Panier de Fleurs! What a beautiful fabric line. Thanks for such a generous giveaway :-)

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  73. Thanks for the chance to win! I love the sweet nothings line. Some great basics there.

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  74. I've been receiving the Shabby Fabrics newsletter for awhile now - love to see what's new!

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  75. Jennifer always puts together the yummiest assortments of Hoffman Batiks. I'm in love with ocean/sage!

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  76. I have signed up to follow the Shabby Fabrics beautiful blog.

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  77. I would L O V E to have American Banner Rose 40 FQ Bundle by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics

    That's what I'm crossing my fingers for!!! Thanks!

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  78. I LOVE the Sophie 32502-12 Pink Sorbet by Chez Moi for Moda Fabrics print. It is so pretty!

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  79. I love that Bitty Bunny pincushion kit! What fun that would be ;)

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  80. I signed up for the mailing list, and am following the blog! I LOVE the Garden Rose FQ set. So pretty!!!!

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  81. I have been receiving their newsletter for quilt a while now, a fun read!

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  82. I have been eyeing the Bowood Table Runner Pattern for ages. I would start shopping there, but not end there, for sure!

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  83. I have been a follower of Shabby Fabrics for sometime now. Infact I am working on some of her fabric that I ordered today.

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  84. I get her newsletter already.

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  85. I just love Strawberry Fields. This is a tough decision.

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  86. I would get the Sophie Charm Pack. I love the pre-cut fabric.

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  87. Wow - - I love the colours in that Deco Delight Quilt...so vibrant.
    I have also signed up for the newsletter :)

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  88. if i had to choose, i think flower sugar is my favorite collection...i do love FrenchGeneral stuff too!

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  89. I think my favorite product would have to be the Kona Solids Evergreen FQ collection - I love the range of colors and know it'd be great for a quilt that showcased great piecing! (though really, any of the solid collections would be great for that - this one just happens to match the color scheme we have planned for our guest room!)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Stephmabry_at)yahoo_dot_com

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  90. I've signed up for their newsletter! What a great website :)

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  91. While I love SO many of the fabrics I think I would chose Punctuation 21408-11 Green by American Jane for Moda Fabrics - It's just calling me ;)

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  92. I did already sign up for the newsletter!

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  93. Hi, I think I like the Sophie line of fabrics the best! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. I am following the Shabby Fabrics blog! :)

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  95. I love the bowood tablerunner kit. So lovely!

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  96. And i am already a follower of her blog!

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  97. I'm so excited to see a giveaway from Shabby Fabrics! I've loved that website for a long time, but never knew the story behind it so that was great to hear. There are so many fabric collections out right now that I love but I think I'm especially partial to Lecien's Princess Rose. It is so sweet and girly - perfect for a baby girl. I want to make my daughter a dress out of the large blue floral!

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  98. I'm signed up for the newsletter :
    I'd love to get Breakfast at Tiffany's
    I follow their blog

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  99. I signed up for the Shabby Fabrics newsletter.

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  100. I LOVE the Annie's Farm Stand and Flower Sugar fabrics at Shabby Fabrics!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. I follow the Shabby Fabrics blog.

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  102. I love their "Hot Cross" 30x30 quilt pattern!

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  103. Just signed up for their newsletter!

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  104. I'm into polka dots at the moment so it was nice to be able to search the shop just for dots. Would love to get my hands on the set from Moda!

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  105. I already subscribe to the Shabby Fabrics newsletter

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  106. I think I follow their blog but now am not sure and couldn't see a link to "follow" ON their blog. So anyway, I will just make this my entry for what I like at the Shabby store and that is this grey michael miller fabric: Antiquity Quatrefoils CX4528 Pewter by Michael Miller Fabrics

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  107. I see so many design possibilities with Panier de Fleurs. Love it!

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  108. I am now a follower and I get the newsletter.
    Not sure which is my favorite :) Something with dots maybe...
    mjwolanin@gmail.com
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  109. I really like the Kona solids collections! That would be a great prize.

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  110. I'm already a follower of the Shabby Fabrics Blog

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  111. I too love the Panier de Fleurs by French General. I'm excited to see it come in. Thanks.

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  112. I'm signed up for the newsletter.

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  113. I love the Sophie fabric line. Beautiful and fun patterns and colors!

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  114. Signed up for the newsletter too! Thanks for hosting!

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  115. 'lakehouse fun flowers' is a great fun collection! my current favorite at shabby fabrics!

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  116. shabby fabrics is one of my favorite shops! i am a follower!

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  117. my shabby fabric newsletter is at the top of my email reading

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  118. I signed up for the newsletter!

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  119. I love the pumpkin POM, I wonder how difficult it is?

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  120. I signed up for the newsletter. THX
    abcallen(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  121. I love the Sophie line.
    abcallen(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  122. I follow the Shabby. Thanks again!
    abcallen(at)earthlink(dot)net

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  123. Absolutely love the new Moda line SOPHIE. I want all of the choices in each color wave. Now I have ideas swimming in my head of plans for quilts and granddaughter gifts.

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  124. I love the Kota batiks bundle!

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  125. What a great thing she is offering! I love the Strawberry Fields. I'm following the Shabby Blog!

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  126. I signed up for her newsletter.

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  127. What a great story about Jennifer. I signed up for her newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win! jlmismas@gmail.com

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  128. My current favorite collection is Grace.

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  129. I'm signed up for the newsletter.

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  130. I just signed up for the newsletter.

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  131. I signed up for the newsletter :) yipee!

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  132. I love the Blessings of Spring quilt kit. So pretty!

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  133. I LOVE how she has soooo many quilt kits- such an incredible selection-- I really like the Blessings of Summer and the Cottage Charm ones :)

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  134. Love the Sophie collection. Such happy prints and colors.
    Cheryl
    glory2him111@gmail.com

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  135. Always looking for a great quilting blog.Just became a follower of Shabby Fabrics.
    glory2him111@gmail.com

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  136. Jennifer's story is so inspirational! I love the store and my favorite collection of fabric is the Sophie collection by Chez Moi.

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  137. just signed up for the newsletter. Looking forward to receiving it.

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  138. I follow Shabby Fabrics blog. Thanks!:)

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  139. I love all of the flannels. Thanks for showing us this shop.

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  140. There are so many nice fabrics in her shop. I really like Riley Blakes Lost and Found

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  141. I already get the newsletter.

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  142. My favorite line from Shabby Fabrics' shop is of course "Parisville" by Tula Pink. I know it's not new, her new line, "Prince Charming" has been a wild success but I've found Parisville goes so well with Joel Dewberry's Heirloom in Ruby!

    bendingpins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I am now following the Shabby blog :-))

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  144. I signed up for the Shabby newsletter. Thanks Mary

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  145. i get the shabby newsletter!

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  146. i follow the shabby blog too! love it!

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  147. I love the Falala collection by the French General.

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  148. Love the Blessings of Summer BOM. What a great combo of piecing and applique. That little red wagon gets me every time.

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  149. I already receive the Shabby Fabric newletter :) Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  150. I love their new The Great Pumpkin BOM - it's so cute!

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  151. I am a regular follower of the Shabby blog :D

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  152. aha! I knew I followed the shabby! I found them in my blog reader. Soooo, this is my entry for being a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  153. I already get the newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  154. I like Deco Delight quilt kit! Thanks!

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  155. It's a tough one but I think I'd pick some of the garden rose and lakehouse stripes...so pretty and they work well in my hexies!

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  156. I love the Martindale QFC 13 FQ Set by Ro Gregg for Northcott!

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  157. I signed up for the newsletter.

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  158. I follow the blog.

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  159. I've been an e-mail subscriber for many months. Love Shabby Fabrics!

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  160. I just became a Shabby Fabrics Blog follower.

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