Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Week 4 Month of Monday Giveaways - Thank You!!

Hello dear readers -- we're starting Week 4 in a "Month of Monday Giveaways" and this week we're celebrating YOU! 

Yes... I want to take the time to say "Thank you" for your support and encouragement.  Your sweet comments and feedback mean the world to me -- thank you, thank you!

To help ME celebrate YOU I have two fantastic businesses chipping in for a spectacular Week 4 Giveaway.

First, allow me introduce you to my dear friend Cindy from Sew It Is.  
Cindy is one of those angel friends that fall out of the sky and into your stash world when you're really not looking for an angel or a friend... but you ARE looking for fabric!!   
...and the story goes... I was shopping online for a specific line of fabric when I came across this shop not far from home - never having heard of this shop I picked up the phone and dialed.

When I realized where she was located I told her I could be there via horseback in 30 minutes!! 

Yippee!!   Since that day our friendship has grown, and she has been a constant source of encouragement -- not to mention a great source of fabric at fantastic prices!!

Cindy's Shop "SewItIs" is located in Endicott, NY, but a majority of her fabric business is done via her online shop at www.sewitis.com.

You must click over to the shop and check out her fantastic prices on the newest lines of Moda, Henry Glass, Andover, Hoffman - - Batiks, Cottons, Novelty Prints, Wide Backs, and others.

Here are a few of my favorite fabrics...

Sweet Serenade by BasicGrey for Moda -- $8.00 a yard -- WOW!
original image from www.basicgrey.com
and how about Little Black Dress 2 - another BasicGrey fabric for Moda...
original image from www.basicgrey.com
and for those of you that followed my Redbird and Berries Quilt on the Moda Bake Shop you know that I fell in love with Grunge by BasicGrey for Moda -- Yep -- Cindy fell in love with it too!! 

SewItIs has a fantastic lineup of Grunge fabric all at $8.00 a yard.   How about a pretty little chevron quilt with these colors!

One thing I failed to mention, the clearance section at SewItIs is fantastic -- REALLY great prices on quality fabrics, pattern, books and tools.

SewItIs offered to sponsor the Week 4 Giveaway with Moda Mini-Charms  - not 1, not 2, but 5 (yes five) Moda Mini Charms - - oh the cute little things you can make with these!! 

For some cherries on top of this ice cream, we have another fantastic Thread Pack of Aurifil Mako Cotton 50 wt thread to give away.

Aurifil is sponsoring this giveaway with a Thread Pack of "Everyday Color" by Me and My Sister Designs.  You can read Barb and Mary's great introduction to their Everyday Color Aurifil Thread Pack on their blog post here.  

Those of you that know me know that I use Aurifil Mako 50Wt thread for piecing, quilting and hand applique.  Little lint, few breaks and great looking results!!  Love Aurifil thread...


Many thanks to both SewItIs and Aurifil for their generosity!


How about these beautiful Everyday Color threads !!  Woohoo -- just beautiful.
**** This Giveaway is now Closed ***

Now for the giveaway chances...

I would love for you to jump over to the SewItIs Online Store, check out the fantastic prices, then jump back here and tell me what peaked your interest. 

While you're at it, if you're a Facebook user -- stop by SewItIs on Facebook and follow -- there is an extra chance for that.

I know many of you have already chosen to follow Aurifil on Facebook and on their blog Auribuzz -- but if you haven't done so yet - go for it... and leave me a comment for one or both.

Ahhh -- and we can't forget to share can we??   If you choose to share this giveaway on any social media -- be sure to leave me a comment for each one -- nothing like getting your friends involved in a fantastic giveaway!

One last option for a chance...  Help me decide how to divide up this giveaway.   Leave me a comment telling me one of these three Options (1, 2, 3):
  1. 1 winner takes it all
  2. 2 winners (1 winner for the 5 mini charms and 1 winner for the Aurifil Thread Pack)
  3. 5 winners  (each winner getting a mini charm and 2 spools of Aurifil Thread)
I just can't decide -- so I'll let ya'll help me with that.  Thank you!!

There ya have it -- Week 4 in the "Month of Monday Giveaways" is now active.  It will be open until Monday April 28th about 9pm Eastern Std Time.

Have a wonderful week everyone -- Sew Happily!!

Being grateful....
Karen

407 comments:

  1. Option 3 on the prize giveaway seems fair.

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  2. I follow Aurifil on FB and on their blog. That thread is sooooo nice!

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  3. The prices are really great! I love the Seasonal Silhouettes. I hadn't saw those before...I am always seeing things I don't need to see...LOL I bookmarked her page. Very nice!.

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  4. I shared the giveaway on FB. There, I think I am in compliance! ROFLOL!!

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  5. I fell in LOVE with Giggles! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  6. I believe in Karma...so I say option #3. The more happy quilters the better!

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  7. Hi, I follow your blog, great giveaways again - I like the idea of 5 winners for a charm pack and two spools of Aurifil :-)

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  8. 5 winners sounds great to me! I am a follower - thanks for this great giveaway. Nice to look at Sew it Is - always like exploring another online cataglogue!

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  9. Thanks for introducing me to Sew It Is. She has a great selection of 108" wide backing fabrics. And I love her selection of CW fabrics.

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  10. I am in love with those backing fabrics! Seriously, that is a huge selection, and I love not having to piece a back. Thanks for the linkQ

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  11. I must agree - fabulous backing fabrics! I think I am going back and exercise my credit card!!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win.... oh, I suggest five winners, too!

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  12. I like option 3....spread the love!

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  13. I like the Seranade Fabric and The Little Black Dress. Great Backing selection.

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  14. I am a FB follower of Sew It Is.

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  15. wow those Hoffman batiks were the best on the sewitis site, how I love batiks, so unfair fabric in the USA is so so much cheaper than here in the UK

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  16. I am a great follower of Aurifil on FB and the Buzz. Lots going on there. Wonderful thread. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  17. Oh my...so many great items and prices in her shop! Love Kansas Troubles, Primitive Gatherings and Civil War Reproductions!

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  18. re how you divide the prizes is a toughie, of course the winner would like to win everything but I think the best way is to divide them up between 5 winners giving everyone more of a chance

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  19. I love Subtle Skies - the yellow, blue and white fabrics are delicious. What a great fabric site!

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  20. I follow SewItIs on FB now - happily.

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  21. I am an Aurifil fan and Facebook follower already.

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  22. I signed up to follow AURIbuzz.

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  23. LOVE love the wonderful goodies on offer!

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  24. I would go for option 3 to make lots of people happy. x

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  25. I already follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  26. This is a fun new shop to check out, I really liked her floral ranges and that I could go straight to it as well.

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  27. I now follow SewItIs on Facebook. x

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  28. I just checked out Sew It Is. Fantastic prices on wide quilt backing. Optic White Moda Muslin for $10/yd! What? That beats any price I have seen anywhere. I will be bookmarking this shop. Thanks for introducing me to Sew It Is.

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  29. I have signed up for the Aurifil Newsletter.

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  30. 2 winners (1 winner for the 5 mini charms and 1 winner for the Aurifil Thread Pack) Thanks for the chance to win.

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  31. Day Dreams charm pack and know white roll

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  32. I have to win, my fortune cookies said, already aa a fan

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  33. The batiks on Sew It Is caught my eye, and the prices are great. I may be doing some shopping shortly.

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  34. I already follow Auriful on facebook and Auribuzz.

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  35. I want them all. LOL but option number 3 gives others a chance to win. Thanks for the chance to win these fabulous giveaways.

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  36. I go for 5 people to win the fabric packs and of those 5 people draw for the additional bonus of the thread

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  37. I love her batiks and those flannels too, and I am now following her on facebook

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  38. I follow you here and on facebook, and I follow aurifil thanks for all these fun giveaways

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  39. I love following you here and on Facebook. Just love your work.
    I say the more the merrier, so let 5 people enjoy and win.

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  40. I just love the new grunge colors. A local store has about 5 colors and I have been just drooling over all that is available.
    Choice #3

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  41. I like option 2 for the prizes. It would be an exciting win for each of the lucky winners!

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  42. I love the wide backings at Sew It Is - especially the batiks

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  43. Option #3 - spread the joy!

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  44. I liked Sew It is on facebook

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  45. I follow Aurifil on facebook and get their emails

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  46. Great giveaway Karen! I am not following Sew It Is on FB! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  47. Great store and love the Hoffman Batiks, especially the Honecomb Napa!

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  48. I already follow Aurifil and Auribuzz! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  50. Thanks for the update on SewItIs. I like the tab for 'Just for Guys.' It's nice to have all the men's fabrics in one place. svonfumetti at yahoo com

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  51. I would split the prize into 2 packages. The smaller prizes for 5 winners would be less enthusiastic. Thanks. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  52. I love that they carry the wider backing fabric. Many places don't. Even more awesome is that they have them in batiks!
    Personally, Option 3 is fairest and gives everyone more chances to win.

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  53. I follow Sew it Is on facebook.

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  54. I follow Auribuzz on bloglovin (ebcallender)

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  55. The flannel selection is awesome, especially the Holly Taylor prints.

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  56. Ah, just saw Options were an extra chance =)
    3 is still fairest, although I know many of us would love to win it all!

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  57. I just liked Sew It Is on facebook

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  58. I follow Aurifil on facebook

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  59. I like option #2. The mini charms are so fun to use, and those awesome threads really say spring--so there would be two happy winners. (Five winners sounds like lot of work for you and extra postage, too.)

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  60. Nice website over at Sew It Is. I am lovin' Kim Diehl's fabric line called Garden Grove.

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  61. I am now following Sew It Is on facebook.

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  62. I do like Aurifil on facebook and also get the Auribuzz posts.

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  63. Share the wealth as some would say. LOL 5 winners!

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  64. I like #3. I follow your blog, FB page, Sewitis FB page, visited their website. Too much eye candy but sure would enjoy viewing it in my sewing stash.

    Ruby

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  65. Wow--Sew It Is does have great prices! I saw a lot of Jo Morton fabrics that I am going to need!

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  66. I always say "Share the love". Option #3.

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  67. Followed sew it. I loved the kansas trouble fabric. I would like option 3. Thank youhh

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  68. Sew It Is has a great selection of children's and baby prints.

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  69. I follow Sew It is and Aurifil on FB as Stitching Happily.

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  70. I just visited SewItIs and I am in love with their selection of wide backing fabrics, even batiks. And even better than the selection, fantastic prices that won't destroy my budget!

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  71. I follow Auribuzz blog as well as Aurifil on facebook and pinterest

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  72. I shared the giveaway on google+

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  73. I vote for option 3, something fun and happy for several people. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. 106 Inch Wide Quilt Backing BATIK Turquoise Leaves is my choice. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  75. I love the large selection of wide backings!

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  76. I'd say save yourself some postage and just go with Option 1. :)

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  77. I'm now following SewItIs on FB.

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  78. Yep, I've been following Aurifil for a long time on FB and Twitter. How can you help but not, especially with Alex's Tweets.

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  79. Following Auribuzz . 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  80. Option 3 - more chances for everyone to win. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  81. I tweeted about your giveaway. You can see it under Mtnquiltworks at https://twitter.com/MtnQuiltworks/status/458968197773811712

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  82. I think I need to get a Crossroads Layer Cake. Thanks for letting us know about Sew It Is.

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  83. I am now following Sew It is on FB.

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  84. I have been following Aurifill on FB

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  85. I go with Option 2. One winner of the fabric and one winner of the thread. Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes.

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  86. Loved the variety of novelty fabric at the shop.
    Pic option 3..the more the merrier!!

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  87. I follow aurifil on face book and auribuzz blog.

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  88. Split the prize 5 ways. thanks for sharing

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  89. All of the fabric is beautiful and at a very good price. My favorite is Fall Leaves by Timeless Treasures. Thanks!

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  90. Of course, I am an Aurifil follower--love them!

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  91. Hmmm...I think making it a fiver would be a lot of fun!

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  92. I am following SewItIs on FB.

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  93. I am an Aurifil follower--love that thread!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  94. Hi, visited SewItIs Online Store and decided I liked "Giggles" best!
    Thanks to you+Sewltls+Aurifil for a great giveaway!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  95. HAPPY SPRING!
    I'D SELECT # 2.

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  96. I'm collecting fabrics for an I spy quilt so I like their section of novelty fabrics!

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  97. I follow SewItIs on facebook

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  98. I follow Aurifil on facebook

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  99. I love the Fall Fun Owls on creme. Right now, I'm obsessed with owls.

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  100. Number 3 is the choice from me. I like it when more people get that thrill...from being chosen and winning.

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  101. I follow SewItIs on Facebook

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  102. While visiting the SewItIs page, I saw the Sweet Serenade Zig Zags fabric!! I would love to use that fabric in a quilt!! So pretty! :)

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  103. I follow Auribuzz.....who doesn't?!

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  104. I like Option #2. If you win just one mini charm pack.....what would you do with it? I'm in it for the Aurifil baby!!!

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  105. I follow the Auribuzz blog and also follow Aurifil on Facebook!

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  106. OMG...we have all just WON!! This shop is incredible...THOSE prices...$8 a yd for fabric!!!!! Less than $5 for all patterns!! Unheard of!! Thank you, Karen for passing on this gem!!

    I vote for option #2! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  107. The Batiks at sewitis make me smile :)

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  108. I follow aurifil on fb and auribuzz. Would love their thread in every color!

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  109. Share the Love!! Option 3 <3 Never used aurifil, so that betters my chances...LOL

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  110. Sew It Is has SO many Hoffman 1895 batiks! Actually cut-n-pasted one of them (cappuchino) to a friend because that may be the one she had been looking for last month! Very excited!!!

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  111. I love Cindy's 108 Inch Wide Quilt Backing Charleston Pink Swirl Vines

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  112. Kathy Cram ckathym@myfairpoint.netApril 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    I follow Aurifil on FB and SewItIs on FB. I like Floral gatherings on SewItIs. I think option #3 is the best for the giveaway. Thank you !!

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  113. Spread the good word .... Option #3 is my choice!

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  114. Thanks for helping me find Cindy on Facebook

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  115. Wow, they have such great prices!

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  116. Of course!! I always share your giveaways with my Facebook friends

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  117. Now following Sew It Is on FaceBook! Woo!Hoo!

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  118. Pinned your Giveaway to my contest board on Pinterest. amyc6569

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  119. Got the Aurifil Buzzz and I follow on Facebook

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  120. If you pick option 3 it lets more people win and share in the fun!

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  121. I am following Aurifill on FB

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  122. I am following Sew It Is on FB

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  123. Signed up for the AuriBuzz blog posts

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  124. I loved the prices on the attractive wide backings! I've bookmarked the Sew It Is site for future shopping!

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  125. I like option #2. As someone else pointed out, it's hard to find a use for just one mini charm pack!

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  126. Lover Aurifil thread! I vote for option 2 for the giveaway.

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  127. Great selection of wide backing fabric! I follow Aurifil on fb. I like option #2.

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  128. Already follow Set It Is and Aurifil on facebook.

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  129. I love the peacock print in novelty fabrics.

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  130. Sew It Is is a lovely shop and great prices. Thanks for a great give-away no matter what you choose. I would say spread the love around. Blessings!!

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  131. I follow aurifill on fb....but I can't find the button to follow sew it is !!:(

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  132. I would choose option 3 - spread the love. Sorry - I know that is more work for you...packing & mailing.

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  133. Wow so so many comments! I like the option of No. 3! All options great prizes to win! :)

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  134. I like Woodlands Large Floral Green

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  135. I think you should go with option 2 - 1 winner for the charms, 1 for the thread

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  136. I follow you on Bloglovin! Thanks so much for having this giveaway!

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  137. I like the Kansas troubles on Sew It is online catalog. I am in the process of choosing a pattern for the Kansas Troubles Layer Cake I bought.

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  138. I'm following Sew It Is on FB :)

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  139. I think option 3 has my vote! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  140. I already follow Aurifil on FB, Most awesome thread!! Hoping I win some here! :)

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  141. I can't really decide the options either. I guess I will say option 3, more work for you, but more happy quilters there will be!!! :)

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  142. I tweeted about this awesome giveaway! Thank you, Here is the link to my Tweet!
    https://twitter.com/Dulcikate/status/459010448386695168

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  143. I think I would go with option number 2, although option number 1 would be great for someone. However, it's always good to share.

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  144. I'm following the Auribuzz Blog now too! YaY!! :)

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  145. I like option 2. It allows someone to be able to use the mini packs when you get more than 1.

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  146. What peaked my interest at the Sew It Is online store was the wonderful selection of Civil War fabrics, and the prices.

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  147. There is a great selsection of patterns and books for 50% off on the Sew It Is website!

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  148. I'm now following Sew It Is on facebook.

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  149. I already follow Aurifil on facebook, and now I'm following their blog, Auribuzz.

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  150. I love the Kim Diehl fabric. Thank you!

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  151. Lovely site you have so I joined! Thanx for the give away. Yes I signed up to follow Aurifil and added their button to my blog. I also visited with Cindy.
    D.G. L

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  152. I am following Aurifil on FB and Auribuzz.

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  153. Option 3 sounds good. Thank you for this generous giveaway.

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  154. Option 3 seems fair then more people get to win, though option 1 would be pretty sweet if I were to win it!

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  155. Option 3 The more winners the better.

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  156. Thanks for sharing this great shop find!!! Vote for 2. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  157. Oh, I'm loving Modascapes Maple Leaf these days - any color, and size! Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  158. I like Sewitis on FB. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  159. I follow Aurifil on FB. Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com.

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  160. I vote for #3 - the more the merrier. 5 people would be happy! Thanks for the chance to win. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  161. Her prices are great, selection is wonderful. She is definitley bookmarked here. I am wanting some of those Hoffman Batiks.

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  162. I'm a Kim Diehl fan. Thank you for a source with a good price! Winner take all would be nice for the winner, but I vote for #3 also, make 5 people happy.

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  163. I am a new follower of SII on FB. Can't wait to start reading her posts.

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  164. I follow Aurifil on all social medias as it is my only thread used.

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  166. From a 'postage standpoint' option #1 is the best. But think of those 5 happy winners you would have with option #3. So #3 is the fairest for us

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  167. I like and follow Aurifil on facebook.

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  168. I like and follow Sew It Is on facebook.

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  169. #3 Make 5 people happy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  170. I would go with option 3. Spread the love... Am thrilled with the wide quilt backing! What a great selection.

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  171. The Hoffman batiks are beautiful! My vote is for #3, and Janet said it best -- "Make 5 people happy!" Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  172. I follow Aurifil on Facebook.

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  173. I I I I am a Kim Diehl fan. From your postage costs I think option 1 would be best but from a selfish standpoint to improve my odds of winning some of these great gifts I vote for option #3.
    Thanks for a chance

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  174. I visited Sew It Is and the Grunge fabrics caught my interest right away. What great prices she has!

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Thank you for your Sweet comments!