Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Letting Go with a Giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed. The winner will be announced on Tuesday. 'Night all!

I'm finally coming to grips with the fact that I have more spare fabric than I will ever have spare time, so I'm de-stashing. Head over to my etsy shop to see if there's anything that tickles your fancy. I'm starting out with some old skool Moda pre-cuts. Keep an eye out over the next few days. I have a lot more left to list.

To celebrate the fact that I finally worked up the gumption to de-stash, I'm also giving away a Moda Scrap Bag, filled with strips from Sandy Gervais's Awesome collection - her annual autumn collection from 2 years ago. I'm a big fan of the scrap bags. They're composed of leftover selvedge ends of the fabric that was used to make pre-cuts. The scraps are cut on the length of the fabric, rather than the width, and they're usually only about 30" long, as opposed to the standard 42"-45" length on a jelly roll strip.

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All the strips in this particular bag are cream or gold and vary in width between 2"-4". They're pretty much perfect for a quick fall project.

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To be eligible to win the strips, just leave a comment, answering this question - What are you most looking forward to this fall?

Pumpkin bread? Crisp cool mornings? Setting your clock back an hour in a couple of months? Football? Mosquito hibernation? Sending the kids to school?

I'll close the giveaway Monday night at midnight EST and announce a winner Tuesday. Good luck!

68 comments:

  1. This fall, I'm most looking forward to my husband coming home from Iraq.

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  2. This fall I'm looking forward to going to see my grandson run cross-country. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  3. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and spending some time outside. The heat just does me in!

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  4. Cooler weather and leaves falling.

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  5. LOVE this fabric. I'm looking forward to the leaves changing and stepping on them!

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  6. With the heat we are having at the moment (44 degrees yesterday) I am looking forward to some cooler weather so we can get outside! I have hardly been in the garden this year it's just too hot. Linda in France x

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  7. This fall I will have a chance to go to Barcelona for a business and also for a small fun trip. I have never been to Spain, so I am waiting for it badly.

    Lovely fabrics.

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  8. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and hopefully a new job!! Love those fabrics.

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  9. I think it would be the weather. The leaves falling down. I like stepping on dry leaves making them crunch.

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  10. I'm looking forward to the autumn colours and lighting the fire - I love sitting in front of the fire as the evenings draw in and the temperature drops

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  11. What I'm looking forward to... decreased power bills, less fruit and more winter squash at the farmers market, and the preschool year starts.

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  12. I love to hike and take photos in the fall! Thanks!

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  13. This fall? Cool weather, going to see Wicked on my birthday, and hats!

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  14. Fall is my favorite season and color theme. We don't observe day light savings time here in Arizona but you got everything else right in your list.
    Thank you for a chance to win some pretty fabric.
    Rita E in AZ

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  15. I'm looking forward to cooler weather and football! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  16. I'm most looking forward to cooler weather (and RAIN, I hope!!) I also love pumpkin! and college football! Thanks for the "awesome" giveaway!

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  17. I'll definitely check out your Etsy store! Thanks so much for the giveaway also - those strips look great! Besides my end of September vacation, I am most looking forward to the crisp coolness! Fall is my favorite season!

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  18. Looking forward to High School and College Football. Sitting outside on the porch and watching the leaves fall.

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  19. I am soooo looking forward to cool temps and camping in the fall! I'm a new follower! Looking forward to following your creativeness!

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  20. We don't have four seasons, but I love the colorful fall leaves on pictures :D
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  21. When Autumn comes, I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and more of a chance to visit with friends on our patio!

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  22. I look forward to the fall as the temperatures make hand quilting much more of a pleasure than in the hot weather.

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  23. Looking forward to days cool enough to quilt (as opposed to piece)! I have 5 tops ready to go, but it's been so hot and humid lately, I can't even think about sitting with a lump of quilt in my lap. The thought of a cool evening or two is just delightful, though!

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  24. I'm looking forward to cooler weather, it's been one of the hottest summers I can remember!
    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

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  25. A trip in September to Halifax. I hear it's so beautiful.

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  26. I am not looking forward to fall. It is just the end of summer and beginning of winter for me. I wish it were summer all year round where i live

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  27. I'm looking forward to fall because it brings with it a promise of cooler weather. I'm absolutely tired of hot weather.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

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  28. Fall weathe rin NC is quite beautiful. Thanks for chance to win.

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  29. I look forward to seeing my colleagues with the beginning of school and starting new quilt projects with my quilty friends. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely fall colored fabric scraps. They would make a wonderful quilt.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  30. Definitely looking forward to spending time outside doing yard work in cooler weather.

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  31. I love everything about fall, the colors, the chill in the air, the pumpkin pie, the fall fabrics, everything.

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  32. Thanks or the opportunity to win.
    I love fall. Its the best time of the year. Sweaters on or off. We were married in the fall. This year is our 45th anniversary.

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  33. Love fall. Not a fan of summer so fall is when I exhale, relax and start to enjoy life again. Thanks for a chance.

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  34. Since our AC is out, I am looking forward to cooler weather for sure! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  35. I always look forward to fall. My favorite is the colors of the leaves.

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  36. Fall is my favorite time of year. I really love leaving the windows open and hearing the crickets and frogs chirping at night and the coolness of the mornings- oh, and the colors of the trees!!! It is all so beautiful and wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win some of Sandy's great fabrics:)

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  37. I'm looking forward to going to the mountains to see the leaves changing to their beautiful colors (just like a quilt, huh?), to pick apples, and to have the cooler weather. Thanks for the beautiful fall leave colored fabric giveaway.

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  38. I am looking forward to renovate my bedroom!!

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  39. I always look forward to the weather in New England in the Fall.
    I volunteer in a small library, and it's always fun to see the children after school, and to ask them about their teachers, classes and new activities. Autumn always makes me think of school and children.

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  40. Those are gorgeous scraps!!!! I am sooo looking forward to getting weather that you can breath in again, and the fact that I can turn off the A/C and open the windows for the next 7-8 months!

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  41. I am looking forward to cooler weather so I can cook some "One pot wonders" again. this gives me more time to sew!

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  42. I`m looking forward to buy a new camera and loose four kilos!!

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  44. I live in Oregon and fall brings Hood River apples and a beautiful drive up the Columbia Gorge and the leaves changing and falling in the orchards. Lovely!

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  45. Love those strips! I'm looking forward to many things about fall. Football, definitely. Going to the local apple orchard to get apples for apple crisp and apple butter. Beautiful colors. Wearing sweatshirts. I love fall!

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  46. One thing I am looking forward to this fall is the cool air and hiking in the mountain. That would be very very cool and relaxing. We all need it. And thanks for the giveaway, it's very generous of you. Thanks for the chance and have a nice weekend!

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  47. No more mowing the lawn or as we say in Tennessee no more cutting the grass. No more watering the grass. More time to stay inside and quilt.

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  48. I love sweatshirt weather where I take a quilt with me to a football game. Ahh... smelling those fall leaves now. Thanks for a chance at your scraps.

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  49. I am so looking forward to the cool weather of fall!

    But, to me, Rebecca wins - with her husband home from Iraq. My thanks go out to him for his service to our country, & to her for supporting him.

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  50. This fall I'm looking forward to keep my job, to cooler weather, to eating roasted chesnuts.

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  51. I am most looking forward to cooler weather, cant wait. Then anything pumpkin and tons of baking. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  52. I will be really busy working two jobs over the next couple of months. I'm looking forward to November when that will be over and I can take a little vacation with my hubby - go to the big city to visit people and shop.

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  53. KINDA LOOKING FORWARD TO IT COOLER NOW-SO MAYBE THIS WILL INSPIRE AN AUTUMN PROJECT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  54. This fall I am looking forward to cooler temperatures and working more outdoors.

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  55. I think I love everything about Fall . The crunch of leaves under my feet, the cool crisp air, the smell of the fireplace and cinnamon. All the beautiful Fall colors. I don't really like to send my son back to school, I miss him. (he's 12, in a few more years he'll be off to college.)

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  56. Just some cool breezes. It was 108 today...ouch!

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  57. I'm looking forward to the crisp evenings. It's been too hot lately to take really long walks with the dogs. They feel cheated with the shorter walks and my waistline is expanding!

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  58. Here in Australia we are coming to the end of our winter. Spring starts on the 1st September. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather while everyone else that's commented is looking forward to the cooler weather!

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  59. Fall is my favrouite time of year so I am looking forward to everything :) Leaves falling and crunching when you walk, the smells, the sights, the clothes :)

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  60. Looking forward to my best friend's wedding :)

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  61. I am looking forward to letting my kids outside without the worries of heat exhaustion or death by mosquitos!

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  62. I live in northern Wisconsin & every fall I look forward to the the color changes in the tree leaves. Most years we have spectacular colors for several weeks. I love it.

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  63. Cool weather - it's hot in Florida this time of year.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  64. Those are some pretty strips. Wow, Rebecca, and thank you for supporting your husband and him serving in Iraq.
    I'm looking forward to the changing of the leaves and the cooler evenings and mornings.

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  65. Cool weather and wearing a sweater!

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  66. I am looking forward to not being pregnant anymore and having our newest little arrival snug at home.

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  67. I'm most looking forward to getting to stay at home and catching up. I've traveled every week for the last 6+ weeks and I'm heading out again on Thursday. I'm getting tired of traveling and I will have one more long trip in Sept for my nieces wedding. THEN I get to stay home till Thanksgiving. Yea Fall!

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  68. Living in Florida I am welcoming the cooler weather.

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