Collage! by Such Designs for Windham Fabrics [Collage Layer Cake Giveaway Closed] + my new pattern

4.18.2013


[Thanks for your awesome comments about my new upcoming pattern, also the giveaway portion of this post is now closed!]



I'm so happy to be on the Collage blog tour today!  Thanks so much to Carrie of Such Designs and Windham.  I'm so happy to be able to sew with this gorgeous prints.  They're just beautiful together and apart.  Carrie had the most wonderful sense of style and her fabric really shows it.  I especially love that within the text prints are words of encouragement. Who doesn't need a little encouragement now and then?!  It makes it more meaningful and special to me.


When I heard about Collage, I had just finished putting some final details on my newest pattern.  [I'm sending it out to my pattern testers shortly and hope to have the pattern for sale by the end of April.]  I was super honored to be able to use Collage for this huge tote!  The new pattern has lots of opportunities to combine different fabrics and I can't stop myself from coming up with all sorts of different combinations.


Ok, so here's a little scoop on the new pattern and then we'll get to giving away an awesome layer cake (10" squares) of Collage, yep! Just for you!


It's a huge tote bag, perfect for dragging all your stuff everywhere, I'm thinking the beach, the pool, the library, the park.  It's perfect.
  • a recessed zipper option (and trust me, it's very easy to install).
  • roomy interior pockets
  • front pocket with a dash of piping
  • cute gusset with side pleats

More pattern details and stuff to come soonish!

On to the giveaway...

To Enter to win the Collage Layer Cake:
  • Just leave a comment. One entry per person. 
  • Please leave your email address in your comment. You can leave it in a format like this if you wish: anna [at] gmail [dot] com, it's up to you though, if you have your email listed in your blogger profile, that works too! 
  • One winner will be chosen. Open to international entries. 
  • Giveaway ends Saturday, April 20th.

Collage should be available at your local independent quilt shops and favorite online retailers in July so be sure to ask if they'll be stocking this lovely line!  Oh and be sure to visit Carrie's blog to see all the other project made with Collage!  Thank you Carrie!

391 comments :

  1. Well, someone has to be first ; ) thanks

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  2. I love this bag pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Oh lordy...I need a new bag and this would fit the bill perfectly!

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  4. I love your bag pattern and the fabrics!

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  5. Another fantastic pattern, Anna! I love all the patterns you design, but this one looks perfect for me for this Summer with 4 little ones (and their stuff) roaming around with me!

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  6. Very nice!!
    chrissherman1669(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Gorgeous bag! Would love to make this for my first bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I loveee this bag! I can't wait for it to be released so I can sew it as my summer tote!

    And the fabric is lovely as well, I wouldn't mind winning that layer cake! Ohsewliz @ gmail (dot) com

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  9. I absolutely love the new bag and can't wait for the pattern. I am already daydreaming about what fabrics to stitch it up in.

    And the fabric, whoa, it is sublime.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. If you need a pattern tester, I'm can sew pretty fast :) hehe

    It's gorgeous !! And I will definitely add it to my "to-do" list !!

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  11. Love the bag! Yet another to add to my to do list!

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  12. What a beautiful bag! And the fabric is gorgeous. gpc490[at]gmail[dot]com

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  13. Oh yes you've done it again, another great pattern and with gorgeous fabric too - congratulations

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  14. I probably should stop getting new patterns, but I can't resist yours! Thanks for the chance! ashley.bores(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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  15. Ooh lovely pattern, just what I need. Anytime you need another pattern tester I'm up for it as a confident beginner?

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  16. Amazing! I always love your bags... if I had to describe them I would say tote bags made for people who love tote bags, designed by someone who loves tote bags! This is perfection, can't wait to get my hands on the pattern. And the fabric is great, would have some fun playing with that layer cake!

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  17. Excited to see your new pattern (I use my sidekick tote every day!) & I love th fabric!
    Annacole56[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  18. Cute! Last night I cut the pieces to make a bunch of gathered clutches for Christmas presents (yep, I'm starting THIS early, lol) & now you show us this cool tote. I can't wait for the pattern or the fabric. :)

    moyler0316[at]insightbb[dot]com

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  19. Your new bag is awesome Anna! My fingers are crossed. I would love to make your bag with the Collage fabric. Thanks!! Deb
    birdlakers@comcast.net

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  20. Awesome bag!!!! Thanks for the chance to win some yummy fabric too :)

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  21. I can't wait to see the details on your new bag! It looks like something I'll be making this summer for sure :) The Collage fabric is absolutely awesome and I can't wait to get my hands on it...winning this would give me a chance to get an early start!! Thank you for the opportunity! lloren (at) bbandt (dot)com or luckycloverchic83 (at) gmail.com

    Lesley

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  22. This is great Anna! Love the look of that tote in those fabrics. A cute, sturdy tote is a must have.

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  23. It is true: another fantastic pattern. I can't wait to buy it. I made bags from your patterns in the past and gave them as gift to my son's teachers. They all loved them.
    Thank you.
    emanuela[at]mac[dot]com

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  24. I love these fabrics and your bag. You are always surprising me with what you come up with.

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  25. I love this bag - I can't wait for the pattern. My daughter's would love this as a beach bag and I could sure use a new bag for lugging stuff back and forth from work. thank you!
    ckieswet[at]uwaterloo[dot]ca

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  26. Oh my. I love this fabric and that bag! I can't wait for you to finish the pattern. I am going to buy it for sure!

    Abbyvaagen (at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. That bag is amazing and is perfect with those fabrics! Can't wait for the pattern and I can't wait for this fabric line to come out!

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  28. HELLO! LOVE THIS BAG! SOON TO MAKE ONE LIKE IT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING~

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  29. Love the new pattern! Can't wait to hear more. Ep.mari [at] gmail [dot] com. --marisa

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  30. Great looking fabric - I haven't seen that one before! (I've been on a fabric diet!) The bag is pretty great looking as well.

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  31. The fabric looks delish! As does you new pattern. Great combination (and I could definitely use a new bag.)

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  32. the bag and the fabric are wonderful! Thanks for the give away

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  33. LOVE the new pattern! thanks for the giveaway :) (katenearpass at yahoo.com)

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  34. Great fabrics! Fantastic bag! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. Yes, please! Thanks for the chance to win! :) annesaprons@gmail.com

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  36. Your bag and the fabric are just perfect together!

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  37. Adorable! I can't wait to buy the pattern and make one!

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  38. Your patterns are always inspired!! I can't wait for the pattern OR collage!!

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  39. Love these fabrics, they are so cute tipharah.hobbs@gmail.com

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  40. Great bag and lovely fabrics.

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  41. Great design, and I love the fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!! annagrammo@gmail.com

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  42. Love the bag and the fabric...just perfect!

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  43. love the new bag, and i can't wait to get my hands on collage!

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  44. holy cute! yes, please <3

    aimee (dot) d (dot) hauer at gmail :)

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  45. Awesome! I love the pleated gusset, it's perfect!

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  46. I love your new bag Anna and the fabric is gorgeous!
    gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

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  47. Love all your patterns. I just finished making your divided tote for teacher gifts!

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  48. The bag and the fabric are beautiful! The bag looks like it would work awesome as a diaper bag as well! Mariamulfort@gmail.com

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  49. Loving the tote bag, and loving the patterns (esp. the colour/newspapers and birdie ones!)!!
    jojolie-fleur(at)wanadoo(dot)fr

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  50. Neat-o! I just love tote bags. What a great way to use up some odds and ends!
    Joy at toolboy dot net

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  51. I love looking at all the different projects from this fabric. The bag is great! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. Beautiful fabrics and a great bag pattern!
    f_thompson(at)me(dot)com

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  53. Love the tote bag and the fabric is incredibly yummy! Thank you for the great giveaway. :-)

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  54. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lisejackson000 at gmail dot com

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  55. Your bag looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. The fabrics and bag are so pretty!

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  57. Lovely fabric and super bag. I can't wait for the pattern to come out. I'm making a large sidekick at the moment!

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  58. This fabric is so cool! (AND - can't wait to make that bag!)

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  59. wow i love the bag, its so roomy, thanks for a chance to win!

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  60. OH! Love the bag and the fabric - can't wait for this pattern! I can never seem to have enough bags!

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  61. Swoon! Would love to win a layer cake of Collage! Love your bag -- it looks amazing

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  62. Love the tote, and also those bike buckets!
    I really enjoy your website. Thanks. Sharon.
    srblack525@yahoo.com

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  63. Oh wow - I was hoping for the pattern to buy at the end of the post, but I giveaway is nice too :) Can't wait to scoop up the new pattern!

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  64. What a great-looking pattern!

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  65. I love the tote!! Looking forward to the pattern.

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  66. Such a pretty bag! Love those big pockets too!

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  67. This is such a lovely line! I would love to win the layer cake! And I'm so looking forward to your tote bag pattern! Have a great day!

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  68. The pleats on the sides are so cute! You have the cutest patterns! Really love this fabric line, great text prints. Can't wait till it is available!!!

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  69. Love the bag and the fabric! Can't wait for the pattern!
    Thanks, Emma
    emmacox78@yahoo.ca

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  70. Nice bag! Love the fabric.
    pnconverse at hotmail dot com

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  71. Fantastic bag pattern with all the right pockets!

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  72. Love the details of your new bag pattern! Goes really nice with the fabrics, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. i just love the piping! this is such a great fabric line! plus pattern! thanks for a chance.

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  74. Ooooh Anna what a gorgeous new bag!! Love the round shape, clever zipper and cute side pleats!

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  75. I love this pattern! Cant'wait to see it in your shop! Thanks for this giveaway!

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  76. I love the bag -- those fabrics are fabulous, and the side pleats are so cute! Thanks for the chance to enter!

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  77. So excited for this fabric--AND the new pattern. Whoot!

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  78. I can't wait to try the new bag pattern.

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  79. Great new pattern and fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win. :) emmillee(AT)Gmail(dot)com

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  80. Another gorgeous bag!
    Fell in love with the fabrics!!!!!!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Karin

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  81. oooh fun fabric and I am loving the new bag pattern! ayeletloran (@) hotmail.com

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  82. I love your new pattern. I'm in need of a new carry-all bag. :-)

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  83. Great fabric, would love to win!

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  84. Great bag....Have to add it to my collection of your patterns....I love them. Thanks for the chance to win the Collage fabric...July seems too far away!
    Susan

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  85. count me in! and that bag looks awesome!!

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  86. Soooo excited for this pattern!

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  87. That's the bag pattern I've been looking for! I want to make one for my MIL for mother's day.

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  88. What a great bag! I love the fabrics!

    correne (underscore) johnson (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  89. Would love to win the layer cake collection! And the bag too!!!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  90. This bag is PERFECT! I have been searching for just this design for my two daughters in track and field that need to haul extra shoes to their indoor "field" as we are in Alaska and the snow is still piled high. Awesome design and fabric! THANKS for the opportunity!! ame (dot) ann at gmail.

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  91. That is a seriously adorable tote. Must make one!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. I need this pattern!! And this fabric :)

    greenletterday at yahoo dot com

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  94. yay for this new wonderful bag ! your patterns are always so tempting !
    and you're right, the fabrics are gorgeous too !
    papelhilo(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Love your bags! I made a whole bunch of the 241 totes for Christmas presents. Can't wait for the new one.

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  96. What a fantastic tote! Love the big inside pockets! Thanks for the chance to win some Collage! marilynrobin@gmail.com

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  97. Lovely bag pattern, great inside details. Well done, thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. Another perfect bag! Cecesews(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. Love the bag pattern, great details! And that fabric line is on the top of my fabric to own list. =)

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  100. Super cute tote! Love the pleated detail!

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  101. Awesome bag, I look forward to making one for myself this summer.

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  102. Beautiful bag!! Your designs are always so nice.

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  103. Oooh! Fun fabric AND pattern! :)

    mandiesegura @ gmail

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  104. Great bag, i would love to make one of those. This fabric line is awesome too!

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  105. Would love to win this, a lovely bag!

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  106. thanks for the giveaway! looks like a great bag :)

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  107. Super cute bag and super cute fabric. Thanks for a sneaky peek!

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  108. Great bag. I always look forward to your next creation.

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  109. That does look like a really useful bag :) I keep looking at those giant pockets and thinking of filling them with yarn :P oraxia [at] gmail

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  110. Love your tote. Looks much more "pulled together" than most I've seen. I especially like the finished touches like the pleat on the ends and the piping.
    Linda

    lindarad at gmail.com

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  111. this pattern looks AWESOME!! when do you find the time to come up with all this amazing stuff?! can I be you when I grow up? :0)

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  112. I love this fabric and your new bag pattern looks like a must have for me.

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  113. This bag looks really great, and the fabrics are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway! anetjoy(at)yahoo.com

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  114. Great bag ! I like the pockets, the zip, the design !
    Thanks for the chance to win ...

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  115. Wow, it looks great!
    Would love to win.

    kreatita(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. What great looking fabric. I really like teh size of that bag and the in side pockets are great too. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.

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  117. I love this bag, but to be fair, I am pretty in love with all of your patterns. I also know they will be easy to follow and the projects will be rewarding. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  118. You make the best bags! This is no exception. Thanks for the giveaway, and I'm looking forward to the pattern.

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  119. Lovely fabric and totally awesome looking tote - can't wait to get my mitts on the pattern for that! (Pattern testers, please sew quickly!).

    Thanks for the chance x

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  121. Love the bag! So many look the same, but not this one:) Thanks
    for the chance to win.

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  122. Great use of the fabric. Will be looking for
    these for grandaughter project. Thanks.

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  123. Great bag. Like the idea of the pleats on the sides. Makes the bottom huge and the top easy to get into.

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  124. Would love to win some of this fabric. It's beautiful!
    Thanks,
    Kristi Andres
    quiltgirl4@frontier.com

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  125. Thanks for the chance!
    And your bags are gorgeous...

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  126. I would love to win! And I am soooo going to buy that pattern, it looks lovely!
    vonken@casema.nl

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  127. beautiful fabric! and a darling bag too!

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  129. What a great bag, can't wait for the pattern to be finished!

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  130. Such a nice bag and fabrics! :)

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  131. That bag looks amazing...cute in that fabric. Can't wait to purchase a pattern!

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  132. yeah! can't wait to see the pattern - it looks great, well done!
    love from Ireland -
    p.s.: love the fabric too

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  133. I think you must be a mindreader -- I was JUST thinking I needed a bigger tote bag for tee-ball/baseball season, and there ya go. I'm SO EXCITED! When can I buy this pattern!?! Yippee. I love the fabric choices -- well done, as usual!!

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  134. Ohh such a great line. I'm going to have to get some when it is available.
    I love the shoe pockets in the bag.

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  135. I have all of your other patterns and this would be a wonderful addition :)
    Emily
    emily[at]buddasquilt[dot] com

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  136. I love that bag. It is amazing! As is the fabric.... Thanks for the chance to win!

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  137. I love this bag! I can't wait to see the pattern and the fabric is perfect!

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  138. Love the bag and the fabric! So meeeee! AlaskaBerninaGirl@gmail.com

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  139. Super cute material and I love all your bags:) thanks for sharing!!!

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  140. Great bag and fabric! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  141. Love the pattern--genius! Perfect for knitting!!!

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  142. Love the new bag! Super cute! :)

    dandelionsandlace at gmail dot com

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  143. Ooh! This bag looks incredible! Love it!

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  144. Looks like another great bag and fabric line.

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  145. Ι love the bag! Τhanks for a chance to win!

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  146. It is gourgeous! Thank you for the giveaway

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  147. Perfect fabrics for the perfect bag! Would love to win thanks!!

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  148. After using your divided basket pattern, I'm sold on this one! Looking forward to its availability.

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  149. Such a cute pattern - you're so creative!

    Amy
    amy-elisabeth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  150. Fantastic bag! can't wait for the pattern.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  151. gorgeous bag, love it. Thanks for the chance of winning. Cheers Karen. karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz

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  152. Oh, that's some great fabric! and a super cute bag!!

    brookeali(at)Hotmail.com

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  153. That is great looking fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. Love the bag! I've been looking for a new tote to make.

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  155. Can't wait your new pattern! :)
    Tünde

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  156. Cute bag- love the details (pocket, side gussets, fancy schmancy zipper)! Looks like a fun one to make, and carry!

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  157. What a great bag and beautiful fabrics!

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  158. Love the bag and the fabric! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  159. LOVE the bag, and LOVE the fabric too! The bird fabric is so cute!
    cherriberi@aol.com

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  160. Great bag!!! Love all the nooks and pockets. Thank you!

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  161. Ohhhh, Collage is awesome, I'd love to have some...thank you for a chance to win! That bag is super cute, too :-)

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  162. Love the bag! Those side pleats are a great detail! :)

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  163. I love that bag! There are so many pockets inside it, and a handy zipper :)
    The collage fabrics are so cute- The inspirational text is a great idea.

    The thing I loved most on that bag (and it seems kind of funny) are the straps. They are really pretty and.. well... perfectly "quilted"
    My email should be attached to my profile.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway, and congrats to whoever wins the really cute layer cate :)

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  164. Wow, that bag looks amazing in Collage!! Can't wait for this pattern!

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  165. Totally cute tote in this new fabric!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  166. pretty collection

    adirondackr@yahoo.com

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  167. I love the bag, especially with the zipper insert option!! Just the right size, and such cute shape and details.
    Love those fabrics, too!
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  168. Wow what cool fabric! And the bag is awesome can't wait for the pattern!
    Moejgreer@gmail.com

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  169. Very cute and practical tote. The fabric collection is gorgeous.

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  170. Collage is SEW beautiful - this is a great giveaway. Like this BIG bag pattern too. Great for a project take along bag.

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  171. LOVE this bag! I've been looking around for a bag like this! Happy to know that I could possibly make my own! Can't wait :)

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  172. Love the organizational pockets inside this bag -- and it looks great in this fabric. I think I need to make this bag! marsha(dot)Loewenberg@live(dot)com

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  173. You are so clever - and that is some really yummy fabric to make a bag in!!!

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  174. Great pattern, great use of fabric!

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  175. I would love to win the fabric, and your bag is beautiful. I should try to make it once the pattern is available.

    Laura

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  176. What a beautiful tote bag... and love the fabric, too.
    thanks for the giveaway
    nclement@ct.metrocast.net

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  177. What a cute bag .. is the pattern available?

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  178. I love the little inveted pleats on the side of your new bag pattern ! Thanks for the chance to win the fabric !

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  179. Oh my! Now this is my kind of bag and the fabric is just divine! Can't wait for the pattern to become available! Thank you for the chance to win! Catt.Eddleman@yahoo.com

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  180. Adorable bag - and the fabric is to die for. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  181. Love this bag!!! I'm so excited for your pattern! All of your patterns are awesome! ������

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  182. I LOVE your bags! You are a very talented pattern maker. And the fabric is wonderful!

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  183. ohhhh...that yellow fabric on the inside makes me swoon! and your bag pattern looks so polished. i love it.

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  184. Love love love the pattern. On my gotta have list!
    kbucksbarg(at)gmail(dot)com

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  185. Beautiful colors and design. Love the bag. I am always looking for a big tote bag pattern.

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  186. Cute bag! Cute fabric! I love bag patterns.

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  187. WOW O WOW what a bag and just in time!!! love the fabric and the bag, what a great combo to show off both items!

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  189. I hadn't realized how big this tote was until I saw the picture with the shoes in it. This would be great to pack kid activities in for those long vacation car rides. Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  190. I LOVE this and can not wait for the pattern! The fabric choices are great and I love that they are inspiring as well. joyfulprincessboutique@gmail.com

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