Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Release, FREEBIE, And Our First Giveaway!

ENTRIES FOR THE FAT QUARTER GIVEAWAY HAVE NOW CLOSED. 

A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10. WE WILL POST THE WINNER HERE IN A NEW POST AS WELL AS ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR ENTRIES! 

As promised, we are listing our first blog freebie today. Also, today marks the start of our very first giveaway!

NEW RELEASE!
First...drumroll please...our long awaited Sock Monkeys Applique Alphabet is now released!
There is a boy and girl for each letter. This is available in a variety of sizes at the links below:
5x7 here
4x4 here
Jumbo (6x10 and 8x8) here

FREE DESIGN DOWNLOAD
I know it is cliche, but I seriously cannot believe October is already upon us! I'm not sure I'm wild about how time flies faster and faster the older we get. I plan on offering freebies regularly here on the blog, so I thought our first one should be a Halloween theme!
Enjoy this cute little applique ghost kid from our Treats n Tricks Halloween Applique Too embroidery designs collection. The file is a multi-format file and includes FOUR sizes! I hope you enjoy him! To download the file, click the DOWNLOAD ME NOW link below the image. Our terms of use apply to all of our designs, both free and download. Please do not share the design or the link, but rather direct friends and family to our blog to download. Thanks so much!









ENTER TO WIN OUR FIRST GIVEAWAY!
This is the giveaway that almost didn't happen. I am new to the blogosphere in this arena, and I have spent HOURS trying to figure out how to "number" the comments so that we could do this, and future, giveaways. It just wasn't happening.

Two microseconds before smashing my computer with a hammer, (I'm not really violent) I discovered that it wasn't ME. It was Internet Explorer that was not displaying the numbers! If you don't see numbered comments, use Firefox or Safari. They're there. :)

We are giving away a precious Riley Blake Designs fat quarter pack. There are many options to enter to win this darling 21 fat quarter pack "Santa's Workshop" valued at over $65 USD!

One lucky winner will receive this set shipped via USPS First Class Mail. The giveaway starts today and we will stop accepting entries on Tuesday, October 9 at midnight, EST.
The winner will be chosen using a random number generator from Random.org. We will post the winner of the giveaway here on the blog on Wednesday, October 10. We will post the winner here on the blog and on our Facebook page.

HERE IS HOW IT WORKS:

IMPORTANT: All entries MUST be in the form of comments here on the blog...not Facebook. You can comment away on Facebook, but ONLY the comments YOU make here on the blog will count.

Please make sure you post a separate comment for each entry performed. Comments are numbered and that is how the drawing will take place. If you put more than one item in only one comment, it will only count once. If you are an anonymous commenter, that is fine. The drawing will be by post NUMBER. I will post the winning number here and it will be the winner's responsibility to contact me.

Please note that the winning comment will be verified that the task was completed.

Ok..onto the good part!

The following items all count as entries:
Please be specific and be sure to leave a DIFFERENT comment for each item completed. Thanks!

**If you are posting as anonymous, please put your first name and last initial in your comment.

1) Comment on this blog post and let us know your favorite embroidery design collection, or what you might do with this precious fat quarter pack.

2) Sign up for our newsletter by subscribing under "Newsletter" to the right hand side of our blog. Make sure you confirm your subscription. Post a separate comment letting us know you've signed up!

3) Follow us on Facebook by clicking the red Facebook button to the right! Post a comment letting us know you have done so, or if you already like us, let us know that too!

4) Do you follow blogs regularly? Follow us by clicking "join this site" under "followers" on the left. Make sure you leave a comment letting us know you've done this!

4) Click the Facebook button at the bottom of this post and share on your Facebook about our giveway. Be sure to leave a comment and tell us where you shared it!


5) Follow us on Twitter by clicking the green Twitter button to the right under "follow us". You got it, comment that you've done so!

6) Tweet about our giveway. Be sure to link to us!...and yup, comment. :)

.............I know it's a lot of comments, but your comments ARE your entries.

7) PIN IT! Be sure to Pin something from this post onto your Pinterest page! Leave us a comment. Do you want to pin something from our website? Great! Pin away and be sure to comment here (separate comments) letting us know you've done so and a link to your pin!

8) Follow us on Pinterest! Click on the blue Pinterest button on the right under "follow us"

...and last but not least..

9) Blog about us and link to our blog. Share with others about this giveaway! And of course, comment with a link to your blog post.

Remember, entries close Tuesday, October 9 at midnight EST. The winner will be chosen from a random drawing on Random.org and announced here on the blog and on our Facebook page on Wednesday, October 10.

The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize via email. If they do not claim their prize, a new winner will be chosen.

I'm really excited to try this first giveaway! I have lots of ideas for future giveaways as well so let's have fun and let it begin!

Blessings,
Julie
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1052 comments:

  1. I love all of the sock monkey designs!!
    Anita Elliott

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  2. Oh dear, it's hard to pick a favorite design set, but I guess I'd have to say Barnyard Buddies.
    I would put those fabrics to great use in applique designs of course! :)
    And I will work on entries #2-9 later!
    stitchedbyjanay@gmail.com

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  3. woo-hoo, I need it to make a christmas quilt!

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  4. I'm not sure what I'd make with this, but it's cute and I'd love to have it!!

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  5. I love your pony applique designs..... my granddaughters favorite too!

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  6. I have so many of your designs that it now takes me hours to decide on an order. That is sad, I know! LOL I do love those Sock Monkies, and I've used many of your designs for my little grands for burp cloths, tee shirts, pj outfits, Christmas, on and on.
    This fabric would be used for appliques, and for some I Spy quilts I'm making the grands also.

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  7. I already receive your newsletter. Glad to see you are blogging!

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  8. Following you on FB too! I had to quit IE and use Firefox to be able to do anything with my blog.

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  9. I love your designs and just sighned upto follow your blog Rosemary Clark

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  10. Following you on Twitter. I'm embmimi. (stands for embroidery mimi.)

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  11. Oh I would definately applique some of your cute designs with the fat quarters.

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  12. Tweeted the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/embmimi/status/253604108399955968

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  13. I love your designs. I wish I had more time to play.

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  14. Following your blog now!! Thanks for a chance to win - several! LOL

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  15. I love your designs! You offer a great selection!

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    1. My favorite design is the teddy bears they have great details

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  16. It is hard to say what designs are my favorite .I like different ones for different reasons.Made a quilt using the mermaids and under the sea designs.I love all your sock monkey ones need to make another baby quilt and will use those for it.Rosemary Clark

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  17. I too love the sock monkey designs and would certainly make a quilt out of fats quarters. Great giveaway.

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  18. I joined the blog!!!

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  19. One of my fave design sets would have to be Fun in the Ocean Applique.

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  20. follow you on FB

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  21. Your designs have always been my favorites! The Sock Monkeys Applique Alphabet designs are adorable. I see some Christmas present sewing in my future!
    Marla Parks marlasews@aol.com

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  22. I have several of your designs and bought and other freebies. the sewout very nicely. thanks for your genorosity, freebies help build my collection. I already get your news letter. Iphutchens@comcast.net

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  23. I have loved your designs a long time. Love the Christmas fabrics.

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  24. I just "retweeted" about your Sock Monkey Appliqué Alphabet here: https://twitter.com/designsbyjuju/status/253601590567649280
    Thank you for the darling little ghost costume design & opportunity to with the Riley Blake FQ!

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  25. I follow you one fb and your blog, now.

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  26. I am in love with this sock monkey alphabet.. and I already like you on facebook.. All of your designs are great. Linda

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    1. Love to win the fat quarters also. Love love the colors. The halloween patterns you have posted here are great too. Thanks for the freebie. He is way cute. I can see where I am going to have to be ordering this set perhaps two.. Linda PS I don't know how to post to another reply as? google etc.

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  27. I love your designs - they sew out perfect! Enjoying your blog too.

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  28. I've been "pinning" some of your embroideries on a wish board for months! I just now pinned the Sock Monkey Appliqué Alphabet here: http://pinterest.com/pin/42643527693064157/

    Thank you for the freebie & giveaway!

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  29. I am following on Facebook and Pinterest. Love your designs.

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  30. Pinned you on Pinterest the monkeys in my sewing folder

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  31. I love you designs. I'd use the Christmas fabric for my granddaughters outfits.

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  32. Twitted the give away

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  33. Followed you on twitter

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  34. I follow you on facebook. I would use the fat quarters to applique some of your cute designs.

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  35. Well I hate to say it but they only design of yours I have is the free ghost design above. i can't wait to use it. I am sure I will be purchasing more designs in the near future.

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  36. I love all of your disigns, but I think the new sock monkeys could be my fav

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  37. Since I have so many of your designs, it is hard to say which is my favorite! But I absolutely love your North Pole Villages and this fabric would be so cute with those applique designs!

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  38. I have to agree that the Sock Monkeys are by far my favorite pack of designs this far.

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  39. I am following you on facebook!!

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  40. Seeing as I have a new grandbaby on the way, If I were to win this pack of fat quarters, I have to make a baby quilt for sure.

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  41. Follow you on FB! Love your designs!

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  42. It's hard to pick a favorite design pack from you. Each one I see, I think that is my favorite and then I see the next one done and change my mind. I really do like them all, but Noah's Ark is one of the top favorites.

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  43. I'm signed up for the newsletter.

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  44. Love the designs!

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  45. I really have to choose a favorite design collection? Well I think my very favorite are the Jacobean's, yes, all of them.

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  46. I've been receiving your newsletter for a while now.

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  47. I follow you on FB, blog, receive the newsletter and LOVE your designs!!! Thanks for the blog, so excited to read it.

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  48. What does this Select Profile below mean?

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  49. I can't choose a favorite- no way! But I can tell you I would use the fabric to decorate lots of t-shirts for my girls and my nieces! I love the ghost design that was a freebie! I can't wait to use it! Maybe with this fabric!!

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  50. love all your designs

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  51. love the sock monkey ABC. So cute
    Sign me,
    The Sock Monkey Fairy
    (at least I play on in a short movie!)

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  52. I am following you on Facebook already.

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  53. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sock monkey alphabet designs.

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  54. Love your Pintrest site! Follow it already! :-)

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  55. I pinned at http://pinterest.com/uniqueneedle/products-i-love/

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  56. I subscribe to your newsletter

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  57. I Love ALL of your patterns, it's not fair just to choose one :)

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  58. I have been signed up to your newsletter for a long time!!
    Gail

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  59. I just signed up for the newsletter under my eakidz@gmail.com acct, I was already on there for my everafterkidz one! Love it!

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  60. I am already a newsletter subscriber and thanks for the monthly sales.

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  61. Your designs are sooo cute!

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  62. Love your first prize of material. I would give the pack to my granddaughter should I win. She just turned 12 and has become interested in sewing, and this would give her a good start on a fabric collection.
    Gail

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  63. I shared you on my timeline (Sheryl Matthews) and on my page (Unique Needleworks) on Facebook.

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  64. Love your darling Ghost!! Sooo cute! I am partial to applique designs! Thank you for this cutie!
    Gail

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  65. Follow you on facebook, but I am do not go out to facebook, very often.
    Gail

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  66. Love the fabric and the designs! My stash would love to have some new friends. :-)

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  67. I <3 all your designs. Thanks for the freebie

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  68. receive newsletter that's how I knew about this ;-)

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  69. I follow you first by your website, than your newsletter and now on Facebook...I have enjoyed your designs for a couple of years and have use many for my grandkids....but now you have a blog, so excited to read your blog and see what new item you have created. Thanks for the cute Freebie :)

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  70. I would use this fat quarter pack for all sorts of designs that I embroider for my 3 girls! They are so cute! - M. Terry

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  71. My favorite designs are the appliques--all work out beautifully on children's clothing. THANKS

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  72. I wasn't sure if I was signed up or not for the newsletter, so I did it again. - M. Terry

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  73. I already like you facebook!

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  74. I follow you on Facebook! :) - M. Terry

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  75. Robyn Skrhak. FacebookOctober 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I could do so much with that fabric! Endless possibilities!

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  76. I have "like"d you on Facebook for a while and love to see your posts!

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  77. "Like" on Facebook-CHECK! "Follow" on Pinterest-CHECK! Subscribe to newsletter-CHECK!,Own MANY of your designs already?-CHECK!, Need to purchase MANY more-SOON! As far as I'm concerned, your designs are the BEST!!!!!

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  78. Follow you on Pinterest!!!

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  79. Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/193936327674898601/

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  80. Have many of your Halloween sets - making treat bags for the grandbabies! Love the new fabric give away. I'm a big fat quarter fan and Riley Blake is one of my favorites. Glad to join the new blog! Will be such fun!!

    Rose

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  81. LOVE the new alphabet! Sock Monkeys are so cute! I have now joined with my Google account and following your blog.

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  82. I am now following you on Twitter.

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  83. there is no way I can pick my favorite design.
    I have shared on fb and I am following your blog.

    Thank you.. I hope to win

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  84. I'm pretty much over the moon with your sox monkey alphabet. Love, love it. Also as for Riley Blake, I love everything they do. They are a hometown company for me.

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  85. Love seeing you on the blogs! Woohoo! I just followed you on FB and now I'm off the Pinterest! :)

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  86. I have purchased many, many sets from you and love them.

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  87. You do wonderful work. The applique designs are my favorites.

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  88. I follow you on Facebook.

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  89. Love the sock monkey designs!
    Jacqueline Cox

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  90. I am now following your blog. Thanks!

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  91. Pinned the adorable new sock monkey alpha!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/193936327674898630/

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  92. I have made a sock monkey baby quilt that I posted on your facebook site.

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  93. I have been following you on Pinterest for awhile now.

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  94. Thanks for a fun Facebook giveaway.

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  95. I love ALL your design sets - how do I just pick one? It's like asking someone who they're favorite child is!! Right now, it's definately sock monkies. Can't wait to work them in to a baby quilt.

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  96. Love your choice of fabric. I have triplett gandchildren and can fine alot of use for this pack. Thank you

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  97. Pinned from your website here:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/274015958549126573/

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  98. i love your advent calendar. they are fun to make.
    virginia p

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  99. I couldn't possibly pick a favorite on your website but I really like the Heavenly Inspirations set.

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  100. My favorite embroidery/applique design would have to be the cupcakes with numbers. I've made a lot of first birthday outfits using them.

    Gina Wright

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  101. Signed up for your newsletter!

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  102. I would use the beautiful fat quarters on gifts I plan to make to give to my 5 great grandchildren.

    E.Benfield

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  103. I love the sock monkey alphabet. Perfect for children.
    E. Benfield

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  104. I have already 'liked' your page on Facebook.

    E. Benfield

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  105. You have a lot of wonderful designs but I am in LOVE with the new Sock Monkey alphabet!
    I can see using the Riley Blake fat quarter pack with the Sock Monkey Applique Alphabet for a Holiday wall hanging.

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  106. I am now a follower of your blog.

    Elaine B.

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  107. my favorite is both the owls collection. I would use the fabric in some holiday applique. thanks for the chance to win.love your designs.

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  108. I receive your newsletter.
    Elaine B.

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  109. also suscribe to your newletter

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  110. You are awesome. Thank you for all that you do for us. It has been fun picking different designs. Thank you!

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  111. I tweeted about the giveaway. Hopefully I did it right.
    This is what the tweet looks like:
    Juanita Mullins ‏@0neNita
    @designsbyjuju Go to Designs by JuJu and sign up to win a precious Riley Blake Designs fat quarter pack.
    Expand Reply Delete Favorite

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  112. I would love to have the fat quarters to make a Christmas quilt!!!

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  113. I'm now following you on PINTEREST!

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  114. I pinned your post: http://pinterest.com/pin/31243791136180095/

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  115. Now doing the twitter thing too.

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  116. I liked you on FACEBOOK a LONG time ago = )

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  117. If I win I will use the fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake along with the Sock Monkey Applique Alphabet to create a Holiday Wall hanging.

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  118. I liked you on Facebook ages ago - love love love your designs

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  119. I love JuJu's designs! This is my lst time on a blog!

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  120. Love the Itty Bitty series. They are great embellishment for baby items.

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  121. I would love the fat quarters to make an advent calendar. I already have your North Pole Series ready to go for that. :)

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  122. Love the sock monkey's just ordered sock monkey fabric from Fabric.com!

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  123. I have been following you on Facebook for ages. I even actively seek you out when FB won't show me your updates.

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  124. Would love to make a cute twirl skirt out of the fabric pack!

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  125. Have been following you on Pinterest for sometime now. I seem to repin a lot of your stuff.

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  126. just signed up for news letter.

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  127. My favorite design set is "Cute as a Cupcake"!

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  128. I have pinned your ghost from your post: http://pinterest.com/pin/92746073547587395/

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  129. Been a Facebook fan for a while :)

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  130. I am now following your blog as well. Hope this giveaway applies to us overseas folk too.

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  131. My favoroite embroidery design collection is the Fit for a Princess applique set! laura_lee_73@hotmail.com

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  132. Love all your sock monkeys. Glad you now have a blog to follow. lyngledhill@rogers.com

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  133. I subscribe to your newsletter! laura_lee_73@hotmail.com

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  134. Just when I think your website can't get any better , it does!!!! I have so many of your designs and love them!! I am so excited about my Sock monkey alpha set!!!

    Candy W .

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  135. I follow you on facebook! laura_lee_73@hotmail.com

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  136. I subscribed to your newsletter and confirmed my subscription. Thanks!

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  137. I am already a fan on Facebook :)

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  138. I follow your blog using my yahoo account. laura_lee_73@yahoo.com

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  139. I am new to your site, but just LOVE the things you create for us. They are amazing. I love the sock monkeys alphabet too. Thanks for all your wonderful work.

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  140. I am now following your blog via email :)

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  141. I shared the giveaway on The Applique Herald group on facebook. Laura Ingram Southerland laura_lee_73@hotmail.com

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  142. I pinned an image to my pinterest account. http://pinterest.com/pin/102386591499814094/
    Laura Southerland laura_lee_73@hotmail.com

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  143. I have received your newsletter for, ummmmmm, years! ♥ your designs!

    Thank you for giving away some cute fabric to celebrate!

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  144. I shared this giveaway on my timeline.

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  145. I started following your blog, but I am so new to this am not sure I would notice if I won. But shouldnt worry cause I have never won anything, LOL pamgar@bellsouth.net

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  146. Okay - I love too many of your designs so I will say that what I would do with the fabric pack would probably be some of those cute little ITH bags and put your designs on them to make cuter!

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  147. I am now also a follower of your blog! I cannot wait to see what you come out with next!

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  148. I love your alphabets!! I do pillowcases for kids and they work perfectly for that. BLTrip@msn.com

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  149. I have signed up for your newsletter!!

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  150. And... I have liked you on Facebook!

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  151. I have followed you on Facebook for a long time.
    BLTrip@msn.com

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  152. I now follow your blog. Didn't know you had one until now. BLTrip@msn.com

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  153. That is an absolutely beautiful fabric set you have picked for the giveaway!! I see table runners and place mats or tree skirts and ornaments. Sometimes I just have to get it in my hands to make the final decision. BLTrip@msn.com

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  154. Elaine C October 3, 2012

    Boy! The Riley Blake Designs fat quarter pack would make a pretty mini quilt for my kitty cat to sleep on!

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  155. Love your designs, keep them coming. Thanks for giving us a chance to win the Riley Blake fat quaters.

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  156. Nadine S

    Pinterest follower!

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  157. Nadine S

    "Like" on facebook

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  158. Nadine Simard

    I get your newsletter.

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  159. My favorite DBJJ set? I don't think I can narrow it down to one! Can I just love them all!!!
    Congrats on your new blog, I'm looking forward to reading it.
    Lsa H

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