Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blogiversary Giveaway!

Quarter Incher Blogiversary Giveaway!


I can't believe I've been blogging here a whole year! Yowza! It's been fun peeps, it really has. Here are a few things I've learned over the past year...

  • I'm apparently obsessed with swapping (Thanks Amanda for pointing this out to me)
  • I've bought more fabric in the past year than in my whole life before blogging
  • I like sewing/quilting books I suppose. I somehow ended up with 26 new books on my shelf
  • I've found my quilting/sewing/fabric style is modern. (I only really knew Civil before because that's what my Mom likes and uses/buys)
  • I don't like quilt kits or BOM kits. I like picking my own fabrics out for projects
  • The online quilting community is AMAZING and SO supportive! I've made so many friends and love reading comments from readers!
  • I've learned how to use Flickr, Instagram, Facebook Fan Page, Gmail, Google Docs & Blogger like nobody's business...BAM!
  • My life motto is "Google it"....seriously people for reals. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, is on Google. Someone has seriously taken the time to blog or video about whatever it is that you need or have a question on. Yep! Why your eye twitches, What type of needle to use for what, When the next comet is coming, How to fix your broken xbox, Who invented lint rollers. It's pretty amazing...in more ways than one. I would not have this blog if Google wasn't around to answer all the stupid blogger codes issues/questions I had.
  • I've stepped outside my "comfort zone" or quilty narrow-mindedness and made many many non-quilt items. I really enjoy making something I've never tried before. I think the quick finish is something I like too.



Anyways, enough about me and blah blah blah. It's time to celebrate! I love you guys so much that I'm willing to throw a giveaway! Since it's my 1 year Blogiversary AND for going over 500 Bloglovin followers AND to celebrate 200 blog posts! Yay!!!

Aurifil

This weeks Sponsor Spotlight is Aurifil! They sent me some goodies to share with you guys a little while ago and I was saving them for this very occasion!

Quarter Incher 1 year Blogiversary Giveaway!

I'll even throw in these extra bits of awesomeness to celebrate!
  • 5 Fat Eighths of Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets in colors: Orange, Frosting, Grape, Cosmonaut & Medium Grey
  • Pretty Little Patchwork Book by Lark Books
  • Rainbow Washi Tape Set of 10
  • Little Drawstring Pouch made by yours truly
  • A few extra little goodies not pictured
Quarter Incher 1 year Blogiversary Giveaway!


The giveaway is open to everyone! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!



163 comments:

  1. Happy Blogiversary, Stephanie! I really like your blog and hope you will keep doing what you have been doing during this year.
    What have I learnt this past year? I have bought my first sewing machine and learnt how to use it. As a consequence I've learnt to be obsessed with fabric :)
    I've learnt that I can sew. And I've learnt that there are so many things out there that I want to learn :)

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  2. Happy Blog Anniversary. I am sew impressed you have so many posts in just a year. You are a very prolific blogger. I am learning how to stay more organized in my sewing space this year and I find that it is really helping my creativity. I can't create in a mess. Love reading your blog!

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  3. I've learnt how to do patchwork, actually quilting it is a step for the coming year! I've started following blogs, I'm thinking about taking the plunge and starting my own, you make it sound not too scary!

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  4. Happy Blogiversary and congrats on a great first year. I too have learned so much this past year. I've learned to blog, to be more creative, that I may have bought too much fabric but that there is possibly no such thing as too much fabric, that I love to swap, that I much prefer to design my own than to follow the patterns, and that I'll never be done learning!

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  5. Congratulations! Always love reading your blog. Past year I would say I learnt to be bold with my fabric choices. Definitely use more color in my quilts.

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  6. Congrats!! In the last year I have been learning to long arm quilt.

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  7. I have learned how to quilt baby quilts on my embroidery machine. Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations!! I have only been sewing for less than a year so I have learnt LOADS!! Patchwork, paper piecing, I have made quilts, pouches, installed a zipper or two, clothes. I feel like everything I make I learn something new. Best of luck for your blog in the future!!

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  9. Last year I started finishing (quilting) more of my UFOs. I'm learning that "finished is better than perfect." Thanks.

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  10. I've learned how to make pouches and bags just from my head without a pattern :)

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  11. Happy Anniversary & many more!! I've enjoyed reading your blog and viewing your lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing! Since discovering blogs about quilts, I've started sewing again. So many new quick ways to complete a treasure!

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  12. I learned how to machine bind a quilt, and how to make a Sew Together bag!

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  13. How awesome! Loved reading your list and yes, google is amazing.

    I learned that when you homeschool, you have very little time for yourself - sewing, or anything. I haven't sewn much, but I'm sowing into the lives of two very important people and it's an investment that will last a lifetime. =) Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  14. I have learned the basics of FMQ and now I am addicted!

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  15. So far this year, I've learned to make a bunch of new stitches with my serger/overlocker. I am working with knits and it's been so helpful!

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  16. I've learned more about color value and placement. Thanks for the giveaway and congratulations!

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  17. I have learned that I do come up with interesting fabric combinations that are attractive to more people than just me!

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  18. Congratulations! Wow, only a year?! I feel like I've been reading your posts for longer :)
    Always interesting and enjoyable

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    1. What have I learned...there are too many things on my to-do list, prioritize and hopefully one day I'll have had time to do everything :)

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  19. Congrats on your 1st Bloggiversary! well, I've learnt to measure and cut convex and concave forms, this had been in my "must learn" list for years. And a brand new world of possibilities is now awaiting for me! yayyyy!

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  20. Hi Stephanie! Happy blogoversary! I'm not joking when I say that I can tick all the items you posted up there. Same o same o. Next month is my first blogoversary too! Hahaha. But one thing I rediscovered is chain piecing! Haha pretty basic and also life changing!

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  21. Wow - only 1 year. You have made so many things! This year I have learnt how to blog, and also how to quilt on my machine!

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  22. Happy Blogiversary! Quilting is something that I am learning new techniques all the time, especially when reading blogs or googling!!! So now I am discovering that my piecing is more accurate and my blocks line up (almost) perfectly!

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  23. Happy Blogoversary! I've learned patience and not to sweat the small stuff (I guess that happens when you have your first child?). I also learned how to properly bind a quilt to get nice corners.

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  24. Happy Blogiversary Last year i learned paper piecing and this year I am trying applique. I am trying to learn both fused and turned. That is my goal.

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  25. I am swap crazy too. I learned how to blog over this last year. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. Happy Blogging! I enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. I have not tried Aurifil but would love to.
    Shawn

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  27. Congrats! What a fun milestone. Thanks for sharing the celebration with us, too. I'm so glad I found you!

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  28. I have learned that I love swapping. Ahem. I've also learned that while I do love quilts, I'm also a fan of the instant gratification of sewing bags and girl's dresses.

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  29. You've sure has a very successful and productive first year! Congratulations, and continue with the fun! Thanks for the lovely giveaway, too

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  30. Happy Blogaversary!!! In the last year I have made my first quilt, cushions, and how to put a zip into a bag.

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  31. Happy Blogiversary! I've learned there are so many videos and information about quilting on the internet. It is so great to see what everybodies working on.

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  32. It's so funny we started our blog about the same time mine is going to be one year in 10 days I wish I was more tech savvy like you but I love the quilt blogging community. Love your blogs and swaps!

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  33. Congrats!!! I've learned paper piecing and FMQ!

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  34. Congrats Stephanie! I'm so happy for you for reaching these awesome milestones! I always look forward to your blog posts. This past year I've done some paper-piecing, which I don't love (yet, at least), but I do love the results. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. Congratulations! I have learned to put a zipper in a pouch.

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  36. I have learned how to bind by hand!! Happy blogiversary!!

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  37. I've learned FMQ, but haven't even come close to perfecting it!

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  38. I've learned that putting a nice thick marking guide on my sewing machine at 1/4" sure helps me to achieve the scant 1/4" and my blocks are coming out closer to size. Also I've learned the proper way to square up blocks and hst.

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  39. oh man, this last year has been crazy! Moving with children is a lot of work. When you make a quilt in a Fandom, you will get a lot of attention, and people will want to buy it. Selling quilts is stressful! I also learned a lot about managing my expectations, especially in how long things take to make, haha.

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  40. I love checking in on you...Glad your having so much fun as you grow and share with the rest of us!

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  41. Happy Blogiversay! I love following you and joined in on two of your swaps! I've learned that I buy too much fabric (is that possible?) so my goal is to use what I have, as much as possible! I'm also learning FMQ! And really so much more!

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  42. I have learned a bit of free motion quilting, and I've learned that "pretty" doesn't have to be "perfect"! Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!

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  43. I have learned that I am addicted to quilt magazines :/

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  44. I've learned that I am more attracted to modern quilting than I thought I would be. I've been quilting for over 25 years and usually make traditional quilts, but this past year I started branching out some and have been collecting some modern fabrics to make a quilt. Someday I'll find the perfect pattern and get it made.

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  45. You're welcome? haha I am obsessed with swaps too, there are worse things. Congrats on the blogiversary! I've learned that you can make anything...ANYTHING if you only try. Don't be scared of zippers, don't shy away from certain fabrics or techniques. Just try it! Thanks for being an awesome inspiration, Stephanie. *hugs*

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  46. I have learned not to talk about or show any of my patterns before I have them all tested and done!
    A steep learning curve that hobby needs to feel fun and like an obligation!
    Congratulations on your blogaversay! Happy first year!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  47. Happy Bloggy-versary! I learned that batiks are easier to sew with a microtex needle...

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  48. Congratulations Stephanie! I have learned not to measure myself against others. Blog when I can and not because I feel I have to.

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  49. Happy Blog Anniversary! You have amazing sponsors! I have learned to try new projects... and don't be afraid. You'll learn something from it, and probably make a few friends along the way!

    Susie

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  50. Happy Blogiversart, Stephanie. Thanks for this enthusiastic post, I keep thinking about starting a blog to keep a record of my makes and inspirations. You make it sound like such a great experience, it might be just the last push I need!

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  51. I've learn how to make a dress. I've also learned about correct needles, correct thread, and the different kinds of fabric. I've learned more about color and saturation, and how you can use it in your quilt by taking a black and white pic and looking to see if you like the placement or if it's too heavy in an area. I've learned different way to baste and bind a quilt. and of course a lot of tutorials on how to make different blocks or patterns. and I've learned that I LOVE fabrics more than I did the year before! Thanks for the chance to win!!! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  52. Happy Blogiversary and thanks for such a generous giveaway.

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  53. Happy First Blogiversary!!! This past year I've learned how to make tote bags, purses, improved my 1/4" seam allowances, and so much more!! Thanks for the sweet, and very generous, giveaway :)

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  54. Congrats!! I learned to say no! Its a hard thing to learn. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  55. Happy Blogaversary! I don't really think I've learned anything new im regards to sewing but in life there are some things that ivd learned and can't really say. Thanks for a chance to win some fun stuff!

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  56. Congratulations on all of your milestones! I have learned that I don't know as much about quilting as I think I know. But making mistakes and correcting them is a good way to learn. Thanks!

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  57. Last year I learned that 1) change is good and 2) every little bit helps. When it comes to sewing, cleaning, being friends, getting in shape, reading a book, and so on! In my sewing I'm learning - and just now putting into practice that just doing something is better than nothing and again every little bit of sewing helps cement skills and develop confidence. Last year was more most exciting in a long time as we got to live in a different state for most of it. It's so easy for me to measure when I did something and to see my progress or need to change. Sounds like you had a great year too. Thanks for letting us all learn and observe. Best wishes.

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  58. I am learning to read and re-read whatever comment I make on blogs to stop making errors (Yeah, that's gonna happen!!). However, if my errors can make you laugh when you need it, Stephanie, I will continue to make errors in my blog comments, because I do like to make people laugh.
    Congrats on your blogaversary. Keep up the good work. Good luck on the giveaway everyone.

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  59. Congratulations on your blogerversary, followers, and posts. Your blog is one of the few I am able to read(my life has turned crazy!) Thanks for the giveaway. Patty AKA carrotcakeks@gmail.com

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  60. Well, I just started quilting last year, as well as starting my first quilting class this year, so I have learned that quilting is my new passion. I have also learned how amazing the online quilting community is! Congrats on your first blogaversary! :)

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  61. HAPPY BLOGVERSARY! Love your Blog!
    I've learned that I can FMQ too! Just keep practicing and practicing and it is looking much better!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!


    Ancobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  62. Great giveaway and congrats on your 1 year! This year I learned that I don't like having a ton of ongoing projects. WIP's are out for me and instead trying to focus on one or two things at at time. (look how that two just snuck in there!)

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  63. Happy blogversary! I'm branching out from quilting projects, so I'm learning that sometimes I just have to dive in and keep at it until I get a project to work.

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  64. I've learnt that blogging is easy and fun and a great way to meet other crafters.

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  65. awesome giveaway!
    Thanks,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  66. Congrats!
    i bought me a quilting machine and am learning FMQ

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  67. Happy Blogiversary to You!!!!! Cool!

    Main thing I learned this year (& stilll learning Lol) is FMQ...I am such a chicken...finally jumped in & doing!! Yay Me!!! giggle

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  68. Congrats! I have learned to not compare my work to the work of others. and a bit of FMQ, too!

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  69. Congrats! I've learned that buying fat quarters is an addiction!

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  70. This past year I've learned how to quilt!

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  71. I learned how to make woven fabric quilty projects. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  72. I've been committed to learning to quilt this last year - I have learned so much and so much more to learn!

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  73. I too am a new blogger and I am excited for you!!! I would love to win the aurifill thread. No one sells it around here and I am wanting to try it before I order some!!!

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  74. Congrats Stephanie! I can't believe it's only been a year. I'm so glad to have met you through the blogoverse and cant wait to see another year of blogging and more from you!

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  75. Congrats on your 1 year blogivisary. I enjoy reading all the new things you've learned. I too bought a new sewing machine late last year. So far I've pretty much learned the ins and outs of the machine. I'm just now beginning the fabric selection for a small quilting project. Keep up what you're doing now. Many more years of blogging happiness. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway. katztoo1@frontier.com

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  76. I learned a little Sashiko. Congratulations on your important milestone. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  77. Congratulations on your anniversary.i enjoy reading your blog and seeing what wonderful projects you are working on.

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  78. I'm "learning" which ways of making hexies I prefer.

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  79. Happy Blogiversary! I learned machine machine applique (raw edge and no fusible web.) I learned it holds up much better than I ever thought it would. I was hesitant because I thought it would fall apart. I tried it in a very small section for a scrappy dog quilt that I gave to my sister in law for her 2 dogs to share. It has been getting lots of daily abuse, is slept on every night, and has been washed at least once a week since the end of last May. The applique is hanging on tight. I stitched very close to the edge a few times around so there isn't as much fraying.

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  80. Congrats, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. Congrats on your anniversary. I learned how to quilt and appliqué. Thanks!

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  82. I learned how to make a quilt. I have sewn most of my life but had never made a quilt. I've made three so far and am working on my fourth. Happy anniversary!

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  83. Happy Blogiversary! What a wonderful mix, 3 things to celebrate!
    I have learned how to make hexies! I was a bit timid to start them, but I won a surprise package from Jane @janesfabrics.blogspot.com =) She was taking part in the Grow your blog event a few months ago.

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  84. Happy Blogiversary. Thank you for the chance to win such sweet prizes.

    I have learned that hexies are addictive. Am in the process of learning crazy quilting and fmq.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  85. Happy Blogaversary. You sure know how to throw a party! Thanks! I My three year old granddaughter enjoys sitting on my lap and helping me sew on the sewing machine, and I've learned that that the joy of sewing doubles when it's shared with a child.

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  86. Happy Blogiversary! I have learned that I really missed quilting, I knew that something was missing but didn't figure it out until my oldest daughter started quilting and I remembered how much I loved it back in the 70's.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  87. Congratulations. I've learned that even at my ripe old age there still aren't enough hours in the day to do all I want to do.

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  88. I learned how to paper piece, and I love it! Congrats on the blogiversary!

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  89. HAppy Blogiversary!!! What an awesome giveaway :)

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  90. Happy Anniversary! Love reading your blog and seeing what you have been creating. I've learned so many tips and tricks from bloggers. Truely an amazing and generous group of crafters.

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  91. I've learned that quilting is not as easy as it looks!

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  92. Happy First Blogiversary Stephanie!! I am a new quilter and have learned that it is okay if something is not perfect. I found a wonderful quote that I really like.....Imperfection is unavoidable and perfection is unattainable! I have also learned that I really really love fabric :) Thank you for sharing your anniversary with us!

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  93. I finished quilt for my MIL and and and did the FMQ myself 😎

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  94. Happy blogiversary!! This year I've learned to do applique:D

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  95. Congrats on your first year! I've loved watching all the gorgeous things you've made :^) I'm also approaching a year of blogging, and amazingly I've learned a lot of similar things to you - how to use flickr, instagram, wordpress etc. I've also learned to be a much more accurate sewer!

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  96. This past year I have learnt a lot about quilting! There is really no big old tradition for it here in Norway, but more and more people are now quilting. All I have learnt has been through the Internet.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  97. Happy Blogiversary. I agree with what you say about "Google It" when you need information. It's almost become our household motto.

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  98. I've learned how to machine quilt on my new machine. Though, my quilting is not perfect, I'm really enjoying.

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  99. I love the modern style too. I have learned so much this past year. Mostly I have discovered quilt blogs and all that information has enabled me to go way out of my comfort range with my quilts.

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  100. Happy Blogiversary, Stephanie! I've learned so much this year! I've learned that I love making bags and pouches, I love foundation paper piecing, I've learned the names of fabric designers and who's designs that I love, I've learned that I love color (almost as much as you do!) and I've learned that I love swaps (your triple zip last summer was the first I ever did)!

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  101. I learnt that I love quilting. I knew I liked it, but after getting a new sewing machine (one I like and works every time I use it) I realised I love it. I also learned how to paper piece. jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  102. I've learned to bring the fabric from the back of the quilt to do the binding. Next is hexies!

    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  103. Happy Blogiversary, I have learned I like swaps a little to much too :) and that sometime I really wish I had a cell phone just so I could play on Instagram.

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  104. I have finally learned how to stitch bindings on the front of my project instead of hand stitching the back. I'm still working on FMQ but I've made progress this year! Happy Blogiversary!

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  105. This year I've learned, sewing wise, how to paper piece - though I'm still a novice!
    In life - I've learned that sometimes you just have to let it go...

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  106. This year, I learned how to paper piece.

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  107. Follow a pattern to the letter the first time! After that, you can skip steps or improvise.

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  108. Happy Blogiversary and more to come!!

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  109. Happy Blogiversary!!! This year, I feel like I've learned a ton! I think my biggest accomplishment is learning how to properly bind things!

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  110. Happy Blogiversary!!! This year, I feel like I've learned a ton! I think my biggest accomplishment is learning how to properly bind things!

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  111. Happy Blogiversary!!! This year, I feel like I've learned a ton! I think my biggest accomplishment is learning how to properly bind things!

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  112. Happy Blogiversary!!! This year, I feel like I've learned a ton! I think my biggest accomplishment is learning how to properly bind things!

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  113. happy Blogiversary. I learned now to be afraid of trying new techniques, designs, colors, anything. It's all for the good. Thanks.

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  114. Learned how to use different feet on my machine!

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  115. I've learned how to do Blackwork embroidery-well, I'm still learning!

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  116. I've learned to be more bold in choosing fabrics for quilts and how to quilt with my domestic machine. Enjoying quilting even more than before.

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  117. I learned how to make a "quilt as you go" quilt.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  118. Happy anniversary!! I have learned English Paper Piecing and love me some hexies.

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  119. I learn that I really love sewing things other than garments! I have been mostly sewing clothes, so when I tried sewing other things out I found out that I had soooo much fun!

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  120. Happy bloggiversary!! I learned it's ok to say no :)

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  121. Congratulations! I have learned that hand quilting takes WAY longer than it would! I finally finished my first bed size quilt, after more than a year of constant stitching.

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  122. Yay for a whole year of successful blogging! Well done you.
    I've learned lots of things; piecing basics, that scant 1/4" seam, sewing binding on (making it, joining it and mitred corners too) and that I love to sew it down by hand, which suprised me because I always thought I'd much prefer to do it by machine.

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  123. Congratulations! I have learned that I need to make some creative time for myself every day!

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  124. Congrats on the anniversary! I have learned a few things one is I need to make myself finish things even if I am not pleased with how they are coming out I might just be surprised. I need more time to create than I have, That for years I have been using my cutting mat and rulers backwards and no matter how hard I try my applique always looks like crap so it is time to throw in the towel because everybody can't do everything and there is nothing wrong with that.

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  125. Congrats on your anniversary - sounds like you've had a fun year. What I've learned this year is I like to sew small things that I can finish fast. I love bright modern colors - no dark, flat Civil War prints for me. I like to use charm packs - each is a small bundle of fun! Thanks for the awesome give away!

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  126. Congrats on a wonderful year of blogging...

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  127. congrats on the one year mark and i sincerely hope you have many more. i have learned that quilters are a very generous bunch. with the bad news i have been getting from my doctors, i appreciate every minute of everyday. i want to make as many quilts that i can so when i am called to that quilting bee in the sky or the other direction, i can leave a part of me in each quilt i make and hopefully inspire someone else to pick up a needle and thread and start quilting. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  128. i finally learned how to properly sew up holes in my favorite knit sweaters :)

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  129. I have learned not to try to apply bias binding in one go. It needs machine and hand stitching.

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  130. I have learned to sew with knit fabric. I don't know why it intimidated me so! :o)

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  131. This past year I've learned how to make quilts from my imagination, without using a pattern. I want to congratulate you. Blogging for a year is quite an accomplishment and it sounds like you've learned so much in a very short amount of time. I'm an older quilter whose kids are almost grown. I am so inspired by the blogs of young mothers like you! Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us.
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  132. Congratulations!! I have loved your swaps :-)

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  133. Congratulations on your anniversary. I have been tempted to start a blog but I just don't know if I would have the ability to keep it going for more than a month. Good job on your part. I am really inspired when I read your blog.

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  134. Congrats!! This year I learned how to quilted a quilt on my own machine....a first for me:) Love your blog, keep up the fun posts!

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  135. Happy blogiversary! I've learnt so much this year. I learned to paper piece which I love

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  136. Happy blogoversary, Stephanie! I've learned (timidly, but getting better!) how to piece curves and that the right tools and notions make for a much happier sewing and quilting experience, so it's worth some investment : )

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  137. Congratulations on your anniversary! I am new to quilting, so I've learned so many new things this year, but the most critical one was how to sew the (almost) perfect 1/4 inch seam. I'm still fine tuning it, but it's soooo much better than when I first started!!

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  138. Congrats! You are sooo prolific! This year I finally learned the different between 1/4 in seam, true quarter and scant quarter. Much nicer scrappy trip blocks, and much happier mama quilter!

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  139. Happy Blogiversary! This year I have learned to hand quilt, relearning embroidery, and in a class I took, 6 different finishing seams…clothing, here I come!
    (majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

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  140. Huge congrats on the anniversary! You've put a lot of work just into one year - I feel like I've been seeing your things longer!

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  141. Congratulations on the milestone and steeping out of your comfort zone! I learned how to cut all kinds of neat stuff on my Cricut.

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  142. I've learned something I have known for years but had to be thumped to remember it. There comes a time when we have to step back and look at our lives, our families and our needs. It came to me that this is the year for me and my family. We need quilts, not for decoration but rather to cover our hiney's with in the cold weather. So for one year, I have laid away my guilt over not blogging weekly, not hostessing sponsored giveaways, not joining in on every SAL, QAL, BOM, etc... that I wanted to. This year there will be no quilting for customers, nor making quilts for customers, this year is me and familly. Happy Anniversary~!

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  143. I have learned some new piecing techniques and some better organizational skills

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  144. Congratulations! I just passed my one year blogging anniversary at the beginning of the month and I have learned so.so.much. It's amazing how much i have learned, like how to put someone's button on my blog (and what a button is to begin with). Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  145. Congratulations! In one year you've managed to attract a lot of followers, including myself. That says a lot about the content you are presenting. It sounds like you've learned a lot too. In the last year, I've learned that I should sew projects that I enjoy, rather than try to push myself to sew whatever is popular with other bloggers. I've also realized that sometimes, I should just sew, even if all I am doing is creating piles of new projects rather than stressing about completing what I have already started. I've also learned not to feel guilty about not enjoying FMQ and be happy with my preferred Stitch in the Ditch.

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  146. I have learned that I need to get started on my sewing. It will not do it by itself. Happy Blogiversary!!

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  147. Congrats! I linked over from Sew Lux to check out your blog. Glad I did! I will stay and look around a bit!

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  148. I learned how to attach zippers. dawnm1993 at gmail dot com

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  149. What I have learned the past year - paper piecing - thanks google and bloggy friends, How to put in zips, that I appreciate comments on my blog and how to be a part time working mum. Congrats on your first year too.

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  150. I have been making more time for my sewing and have learned paper piecing, zippers, and piping.

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  151. I am so glad you asked this question. It makes me realize how important it is to constantly try new things. At work, I learned how to navigate Excel and Microsoft Outlook. That really helped me professionally. In the quilting world, I learned finally, where to place my fabric on my machine to get the perfect quarter inch. I still havent learned how to keep my sewing area organized though!! Congratulations Didnt that year go by quickly!

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  152. I've learned that there is a lot to be proud of when making things with your hands. From perfection to little mistakes only you would notice. I made a quilt for my toddler daughter (first time completing a quilt) and it was the most rewarding thing to hear her say: " Pretty mommy, pretty." :)

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  153. I learned a little about patience this year. On the sewing side, I learned how to curve piece, how to calculate setting triangles, and how to raw edge applique. Whew! Thanks for the giveaway. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  154. I have learned that it is ok not to be perfect! Happy Blogaversery.
    sarah@forrussia.org

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  155. I learned I am currently going to have a little girl. :)

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  156. I'm late to the party but congratulations on all of the great milestones.

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