Monday, November 21, 2011

Sew to Swap Blog Tour | Win A Copy!


Thanks for stopping by on my day for the Sew to Swap book blog tour. I was honored to be asked by author Chrissie Grace to contribute to this swap-inspired book along with 16 other amazing quilters. I'm also excited that I get to tell you a little more about the book today!

I had a great time exchanging fabric and making quilt blocks while getting to know everyone that participated a little more. Swapping at its essence is all about friendship, inspiration, trying new things, etc. and I think Chrissie did a wonderful job capturing that in Sew to Swap. I'm an avid swapper and I participate in dozens of swaps and bees every year. Whether it be embroidery pieces, fat quarters of fabric, mini quilts or simply blocks; I believe swapping is an integral part of where I am today as a quilter.

You'll see many beautiful illustrations scattered throughout the book by Ariel Eldridge along with detailed photos of the quilts we assembled. A unique aspect of the book that we all participated in is a feature called, Ask the Contributors. We were asked a series of questions by Chrissie like, "What's your favorite sewing notion or tool?" and "What's your all-time favorite swap?" Our answers to those and many other questions appear all over the book and once again establishes that "get to know you" aspect of the spirit of the book.


All the participants were asked to contribute to a certain number of swaps and I was fortunate enough to be included in:

The Diamond Block Swap


The Scrapbuster Swap


The Curvy Block Swap


As a collaboration between all of us to commemorate the swap, we exchanged signature blocks that were incorporated into this quilt.


The book is broken down into four distinct chapters: Get Ready to Swap, Super Small Swaps, Marvelous Medium Swaps, and Gorgeous Gigantic Swaps, and also discusses topics like basic sewing supplies; choosing fabrics; quilting, pressing, and piecing; backings, borders, and binding. It's an all around great read. Especially for someone who's looking to plan and get involved in quilt swapping.

If you'd like to win a copy of Sew to Swap, please leave a comment on this post letting me know you'd like to win. Feel free to let me know if you've ever participated in a swap and if you had a favorite one you were a part of.

As a bonus I'll even throw in a bag of scraps hand picked from the over flowing scrap tubs I keep in my studio.



Only one entry per person, please. All duplicate entries will be deleted!

I will draw a winner using the Random Number Generator and announce them here in an upcoming post!

If you haven't yet, please feel free to visit the other contributors who participated in the blog tour.

November 7 Lovely Little Handmades

November 8 Stitches & Scissors

November 9 Cluck Cluck Sew

November 10 My Three Sons

November 11 Twin Fibers

November 12 Stitchy Quilt Stuff

November 13 The Creative Juices of Ariel

November 14 Texas Freckles

November 15 Quilt Dad

November 16 Artsy-Craftsy Babe

November 17 Little Miss Shabby

November 18 A Cuppa and a Catch Up

November 19 A Quilt is Nice

November 20 A Little Sweetness

November 21 House of A La Mode

November 22 Ryan Walsh Quilts

November 23 Little Bit Funky

November 27 In His Grace

You can purchase Sew to Swap now for just $14.99 ($10 off the retail price!) Visit the Martha Pullen Online Store and enter SEW2SWAP at checkout to receive the discount!

Happy quilting,

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  2. Oh I love the curvy block quilt!

    I've done a few swaps. One was a Row Robin Swap, where we each made a row for each swapper. I had fun! Still need to assemble all my rows...

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  3. I would love to win! I have done swaps before but they mostly involve yarn!

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  4. My name is Kelly and I'm a swap-a-holic! I can't even count how many I've done! This book looks fab!

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  5. Please count me in! It looks like amazing book with some amazing quilters! I have participated in several large group swaps, dozens upon dozens of fabric swaps, and am in my first VQB. Hard to choose a favorite when I love every swap I find in my mailbox. ;)

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  6. I've never participated in a swap- sounds like fun! All I ever do is swap little silly projects with a friend of mine back home.

    And thanks for sending along some scraps! I've seen the fabrics you use- that'd be a real treat!

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  7. I would love to win a copy of your book! I have participated in one swap before and it was lots of fun. We each did a house for one month out of the year. The December blocks were trimmed with Christmas decorations, October had Halloween and so on. That was a long time ago. I'm ready to do another one and have just the group of friends who would be in! =)

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  8. Can I just say Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!!! ??

    My hand is in the air, I love the scraps I love the book. I can barely contain my excitement!! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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  9. I have never been in a swap but I would love to be! I would also love to win this book!!!

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  10. I have never done a swap before, but have been looking for one. I'm kinda scared to jump in. Everything I see from swaps is so fantastic I wouldn't want to let my swapee down. I've definitely had my eye on this book and would love to win a copy.

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  11. I've only done fabric swaps. Not brave enough yet to actually sew anything for someone else. New Years resolution perhaps? I think a fun swap would be a swap for first timers. Sounds less intimidating. Thanks for the give away chance.

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  12. Love swaps and I would certainly love to win this give-away.

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  13. I'd love to win!!! I have done three doll quilt swaps and they were each amazing. I pushed myself really hard, wanting to make something "good enough" for my partner, along the way I learned a lot! I treasure the doll quilts I received in the swaps, and sometimes I still smile as I walk by one on the wall.

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  14. I am part of the 3x6 and the embroidery bee swaps on Flickr. I love them both! Great give away!

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  15. I have never done a swap before, but I'm also pretty new to quilting. I am hoping to jump into my first one soon. :) I love the idea of the signature quilt and was wondering which method you used to transfer the writing to the fabric? Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. I'd love to win a copy of this book! I am currently participating in my first online swap. It is great fun, and I've signed on for another round. So I could really use some ideas...

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  17. I love the idea of a swap quilt. However i havent had the chance to actually do one. Would love to have a look and check out the different swaps.. Thanks for the giveaway. Kath

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  18. I participated in a few swaps once upon a time, but it's been quite a while. Love the scrapbuster quilt - need to tackle one of those myself!

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  19. I have done a swap but would love to do one. They sound like so much fun.

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  20. Oh this book looks so great! I've done a swap and a few bees! It's such a good way to push myself to try new things!

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  21. I absolutely love the curvy block quilt!

    I've never done a bee or swap, so intimidating, but I suppose I should step outside my comfort zone, eh?

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I would LOVE to win this book! Thank you for the chance. I am in lots of swaps and I love 'em all!

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  23. I would love to win this book.
    I've only participated in one swap so far but I absolutely loved it. It was a cushion swap and I adore the cushion I got.

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  24. I love swaps and bee's, and I love all the ones I've done. The favourite thing I've received is the mini quit from Ochil Lynz it was so personal and perfect.

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  25. That looks like a wonderful book!
    I love the swapping aspect of the online quilting community. It is inspiring, encouraging, educational, and fun!!

    murielvanderploeg at planet dot nl

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this awesome book. I just love the stashbuster quilt - I could make a 100 of these with my stash. :)

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  27. I'd love to win a copy! I've been in a few swaps and right now I'm in 3 Bee's from Flickr - really good fun!

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  28. I just posted a sneaky peek on my blog of the doll quilt I'm making for the swap I am in now. I have been in a few. I did the same DQS last year, and I have been in a bag swap as well as a potholder pass and a pincushion pass. All were great fun. I would love to win this book. It looks like there are some great ideas in there.

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  29. This book is on my wishlist already.

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  30. The book sounds really interesting and I'd love to own it. Thanks for the opportunity to win it. I've participated in several swaps but one of my favorites is the "Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap. "

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  31. Oh, I've got this book in my wish list. I've done some single block swaps in the past, but next year I'm signed up for a 12 month bee and I can't wait!!

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  32. I'd love to win. I have never done a swap.

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  33. I want I want I want! thanks so much for this give away! and good luck to all.

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  34. This book looks amazing, I would love to win a copy. I love swaps, my favourite at the moment is the decorations swaps but cookies and cream had a scissor keep swap a while ago and I got the best keep ever - beautiful embroidery for big scissors and a needle holder in the same design.

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  35. I haven't had the guts yet to do a swap but would like to. This book might be just the thing to get me started! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Like the idea of swaps - would love to get a copy of that book. Thanks for the chance to enter. Robert, in northern Iowa.

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  37. My favorite swap has been either my current table runner swap or a mug rug swap. Can't pick. thanks so much for a chance to win what seems like a great book

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  38. I have never done a swap but it sounds fun.I would eventually like to try it. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. the only swap I have participated were quilted postcards. That led to some interestting connections locally.

    Maybe I need to try this again.

    Would love the book!

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  40. I would love to wn this! I have done only a couple of swaps, but with this book, I would be in sew many more!

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  41. I would love to win. I love to use leftovers and would love to swap but don't have a blog.

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  42. I have not yet participated in any of the quilting swaps. I hope to be able to one day, when my working hours slow down a bit. I love to see how amazing and fun these can be! Have a blessed day!

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  43. I have never participated in a swap before.Winning this book would be a great way to start one among my quilting friends!

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  44. I'd like to win. I participate in the Block Swap Adventure. It has been good for the most part. I have only had one partner that did not send me a block this year. I received several BEAUTIFUL blocks from some very talented quilters. I have also had to learn how to make a 12" finished block. That was a challenge at first. I love the new skills I am learning when someone requests something special. Thanks or the giveaway -- wow, scraps too. Woohoo!

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  45. I've never joined a swap but it sounds like a lot of fun!

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  46. I've only done swaps in person, online sounds like fun too. Thanks for the chance to win, looks like a great book!

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  47. I never participate in swaps, as I don't feel like my quilting is as good as everyone elses yet. I'm still trying to learn.

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  48. Hi.
    I would like to win the book. I never be in a fabric or quilt swap :(

    Thanks for this giveaway

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  49. I have never participated in a swap. Sounds like fun. Thanks for the give away.

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  50. Right now im in the NuBee swap at flikr, in fact i used one of your blocks for the last swap we did. I loved it! Id love a chance to win this book!!!

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  51. I love the curvy quilt and I would love to win a copy of the book

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  52. I have participated in the 3x6 and 4x5 bees and did an embroidery hoop swap as well. Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  53. I've never participated in a swap. I really don't know how to even get started. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  54. I haven't participated in a swap yet. But, I'm planning on trying one this next year. I would love to win this book.

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  55. I love that curvy block swap quilt too, VERY cool!! I'm still a new-bee to bees and swaps but have participated in a few. It's hard to pick a favorite but I really loved the For the Love of Solids swap, it was tons of fun! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book!

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  56. I haven't ever done a swap. I would love to try, but my biggest fear is that my swap partner would be dissapointed.

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  57. I participated in a few 9-patch swaps. It's amazing how different everyone's "6 1/2 inch" measurement was! Thanks for the chance!

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  59. I've never participted in a swap, sounds fun. I would love the book and a bag of scraps. Thank You.

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  60. I LOVE all the ones you pictured! I've only participated in two siggy swaps...and still have to put my quilts together from those! I had fun definitely! I'd LOVE to win the book but especially your buckets of scraps!!

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  61. I have never participated in a swap except for fabric swaps. I would love to win a copy of your book Ryan.

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  62. Thanks for the chance to win!
    :)

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  63. I am doing my first swap VIA Flickr. This book looks great!

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  64. I love this book. I would like to win. hugs

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  65. i'd love to win this! - i'm still a newbie to swaps, but i've loved them all so far!

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  66. I'd love to win Sew to Swap! Cool book!

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  67. I would love to win the book and some of your scraps! Great giveaway.

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  68. This book looks like great fun! I would love to win it!

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  69. I've never done a swap before, perhaps I should give it a try;-) Would love to win a copy of the book!
    Greetings from germany
    Hildy
    hildy@ebertzeder.de

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  70. This book looks like something I could definitely use. I've been in several swaps and bees and have enjoyed them all. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

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  71. I would love to win the book. I have never done a swap, but it looks like great fun. Thank you for a chance to win the book & scraps (that almost looks like the best part)!!

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  72. I would love to win the book and the scraps! I have never participated in a swap, but I think I am about to the point where I want to. They look like so much fun!

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  73. I joined a swap called Double Friendship..we each sent enough fabric for the double friendship block..and some of us sent more than enough! Got to know many quilters around the world..Great!

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  74. I have never been in a swap but would love to some day. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  75. Thank you thank you thank you for sharing! Love to win!

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  76. Looks like a cool book! And your fabric scrap tubs are cool too! My favorite swap was making a small wall quilt based on inspiration from a modern artist. It was so fun!

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  77. I love to do swaps, both quilt swaps and block swaps.....I would love to win the book! What I havn't done is WIN!!!!!

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  78. Very cool idea, thanks for the chance to win!

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  79. I am finding myself moving towards smaller projects, so that I can make more. :) This looks like a fantastic book to learn many new tricks from. I would love to have it.
    I have participated in 2 block swaps on Flickr. It was a lot of fun to see the different fabrics and blocks that were chosen.
    Thanks for the giveaway and fantastic blog.

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  80. I would love to win this book. I have never done a swap but you have got my ideas whirring. Dacia

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  81. Thanks for the chance to win this fantastic book!

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  82. Would love to win a copy! I'm a new quilter so i have never joined a swap, but look forward to soon!

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  83. I'm currently in Let's Bee Together and also do the same thing with a group of 12 quilters that I got together a couple of years ago in my area - love it! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book! Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  84. I have done lots of swaps-- they are addicting! It's so fun to connect with people from all over the country-- even world-- and share your talents! :-) Probably my favorite swap was a birthday swap, where 12 of us each sent the other participants a block of their choice (pattern & color) on their birthday! I love all the blocks I received and cherish them! :-)

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  85. I love of ya'll s blogs. I would love to win :)!!

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  86. I'd love to win this book. I have never done a swap as I'm only just getting into quilting, but I'm interested in learning more.

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  87. Oh, I would LOVE to win this book!
    My most favorite swap I've done was a recent mug rug swap. I love the mug rug I received!

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  88. Would love to win this book!! I have never participated in a swap but they sound fun!!

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  89. What great swap projects. I would love to win a copy. I have participated in a couple of swaps with great results.

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  90. I would love a chance to win this book! I love swapping! My favorite flickr swap is probably the spicing up the kitchen swap. Thanks for the chance!

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  91. I participated in a scrappy bull's eye quilt swap and it was a lot of fun and I love the quilt I made! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. I would love to win! Yes, I participated once and the quilt is on my bed.

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  93. I have done several swaps with my guild in Georgia. I would love this book. And who could not use more fabric

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  94. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    The only "swap" I've done, if you can even call it that, is swapping a bag of scraps back and forth with a bloggy friend!

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  95. I've only done charm square swaps in my quilting circles...I have a hard time committing to finishing a block for someone else :(

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  96. Looks awesome! I've never swapped before, but I'm ready to try. Thanks for the chance.

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  97. I just did a scrappy swap and a bag swap, it's a great way to connect with other crafters and it's so fun seeing what everyone created in the flickr group!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. This book looks great and I'd love to win it! I've participated in swaps but mostly within the knitting community. I am new to quilting I really enjoy seeing other people's inspiration and designs.

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  99. I REALLY love the scrap buster swap quilt. That will definitely be added to my ever expanding bucket list. Or should I say barrel since I'm sure my bucket has definitely started to overflow....

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  100. Great giveaway...and I love scraps!

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  101. love the curvy blocks quilt! no, i've not participated in a swap of any kind, and yes, i'd love to win a copy of this book!

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  102. I would love to win a copy of this book. I am a new quilter and need all the inspiration and help I can get. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway

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  103. I'd love to win. I've done a bunch of swaps over on flickr. I've had fun with all of them!

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  104. I would love to win! I've swapped cookies before, but never fabric! Would be super fun!

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  105. I participate in Block Swap Adventure and also a strip swap through Quiltsville. It has been a lot of fun and I have fabrics that I would not have normally bought but I am really enjoying expanding my repetoire.

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  106. I just got into swapping this past year and so enjoy the opportunity to give and receive. It's opened up a whole new world for me creatively. I would love to win this book!!!

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  107. I would love to win! I've only been in a few swaps - my favorite was a row exchange!
    KZK

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  108. This would be so fun to win! I've participated in swaps before, but only fabric swaps. I love seeing what other people give and receive on their blogs, though! :)

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  109. I'm fairly new to quilting and have never been in a swap. I love the quilts that you have showcased from the book. Please include me for a chance to win this book and scraps.

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  110. I've never been part of a swap, but have always wanted to. I love the "Modern Bee" book, and am looking forward to this book also. I think that in my Christmas letter this year I'm going to ask whether anyone wants to participate in a block swap. Who knows? I might find out that the wife of one of my sweetheart's co-workers or cousins or the husband of one of my childhood friends is a quilter!

    Thanks for the giveaway and for another glimpse into a very appealing book.

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  111. I think that the curvy block quilt must be my fave. I'm trying to initiate a swap at my local guild...this book would be a perfect resource.

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  112. Just started quilting a couple of years ago and have not yet participated in a swap. From the looks of those quilts I should get to it. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  113. I've done a few swaps over the internet but none recently. I'd love to win this book to enthuse me again.

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  114. I know you should not read a book by it's cover...but this one had me at hello!! Thanks for the chance at this great book

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  115. I've done a block swap - my Tuesday night quilt group members all made log cabin blocks, mostly made with polka dot fabrics in very bright colors! I also super-sized the block and made a huge block, about 55" square, of leftover fabric!
    Lisa
    Lalexander733 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  116. I haven't participated in a swap yet but it is on my list for the new year. I'm happily looking through your comments for great swaps. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book.

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  117. I would love to win! I haven't participated in a swap so this might encourage me!

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  118. I've never done a swap before other than trading some squares with friends. It wasn't a formal swap like I see online. Thanks for the giveaway because know can learn more from reading it, and then can be a "good" participant in the future. Thanks for the chance.

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  119. I'd love to win a couple of this book. I've participated in a few swaps now and have made many new friends because of them. Thanks for the chance.

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  120. Wow!!! Wouldn't that be fun to win. I have never had the opportunity to participate in a swap.

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  121. I've never participated in a swap, I think it would be a blast!!! How fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  122. This book looks like its filled with a ton of fun projects! I would love to win!
    And no, I've never participated in a swap only because I need to better my skills :)

    Thanks so much again

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  123. I've not participated in a swap myself. This book looks really good and please count me in.

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  124. I have not done a swap, but would love to win the book.

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  125. I've never done a swap before, but I love following along on all the Flickr swaps and seeing all the beautiful things that are made -- I guess I am just intimidated by how talented so many swappers are!

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  126. It looks like you all had a great time putting this book together! I'm looking forward to reading through it. :)

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  127. I have only started joining in swaps this year (For the love of Solids, Modern Christmas table runner,DS mini quilt) but they are so much fun!!

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  128. Ryan, I've not done a swap, but I've done both a Row Robin and a Round Robin and I loved the freedom that process gave me in creating for others.

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  129. This book looks like a lot of fun. I've only participated in one swap - for a mini friendship bag. I sent mine off to New Zealand and received a lovely coffee-themed bag from British Columbia (Canada). Thanks for the chance to win.

    Sarah

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  130. The books looks pretty cool! Count me in, thanks!

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  131. Unfortunatelly, I had to go thru a pretty rough time in my life, so I had to cancel all swaps like DQS, mug rug swap and so on. I really miss all wonderful swappers from these groups.

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  132. I'd LOVE to win a copy! I've never done a swap before, but I'd love to start.

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  133. I've only done a fabric swap.The book looks beautiful! Thanks! Your tubs look great too!!

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  134. The book looks gorgeous! I've done knitting swaps but haven't had the confidence to do a sewing one...yet.

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  135. This book looks awesome, thanks for a chance to win stuff! I haven't done a swap yet but I would love to. I love reading online about what other people are doing for their swaps and what they've gotten :)

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  136. Hi Ryan, I have never participated in a swap till now and I am in a Santa Sack Swap so I have just about finished all eight projects and will sent them this weekend for christmas.
    I would love the book because I spent a lot of time looking for the right project. I don't have a blog but I follow about 100 you included and enjoy them so much. Thanks for all your interesting blogs

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  137. I would love to win this book as I am keen to take part in some swaps. I haven't been in any as yet, except with my local quilt group some years ago. An online swap sounds fun.
    Thankyou

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  138. Pick me pick me! :) I just finished my first swap - a christmas table runner - and am so excited to dive into more after the holidays. This book is a great inspiration!

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  139. I'm not even sure how to join a swap, despite that I've been blogging over a year - I'd love to have this book (and your precious scraps!)
    Thanks!

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  140. This book looks great; I'd love it win it.

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  141. I would love to win this book! Thanks for a great giveaway

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  142. I would love to win this book.. I have never participated in a swap before, but I'd like to do one.

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  143. I'm not good enough to swap yet but I'm working on it!

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  144. Ok. I'll try this again...got an error message on the first try. Please remove one if it comes through twice.

    Please count me in on the give away! I have lots of swap blocks and don't know how to set them together or what to do with them. This sounds like the book for me! :)

    Sandy A

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  145. I have never done a swap and would love to win this book to learn about them. Thanks for a chance to win.
    bimbi9 at verizon dot net

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  146. i would love to win this book, thanks.
    ivyworis@yahoo.com

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  147. I would love to win a copy of this book. I haven't participated in a block swap, just a 6 inch square swap. I loved it and am looking for another.

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  148. I have only ever done one swap & it was bit of a disaster!! Of the 10 blocks we each expected to recieve, after months of waiting only 5 turned up!! Bit disappointing really :( Anyhoo, this book looks the goods and I'd love to see it in my mailbox soon. Thanks Ryan!

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  149. I would love to win! I have never been in a quilt block swap before!

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  150. Oh yes, I'd love to win. I've only done one swap. I'm at a time in my life where I can't commit to too much more but I look forward to doing more.

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  151. I would love a chance to win this book, I fall more in love with it with every post I read! I have only done one swap a few years ago for the "Dear Jane" international siggy swap. It was so fun to receive all those blocks in th mail, I would love to do many more!

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  152. I have not been part of a swap yet. Heck, I just started reading blogs the end of June this year. I'm so amazed at all the amazing, talented and creative folks I've found. I really want to try a swap and will try to find one after the holidays.

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win. This is a must have for me. This book sounds wonderful and informative.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  153. I am interested in swaps, but am still working up my confidence. I love the look of that book. I will have to put it on my wish list!

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  154. Janelle95@hotmail.comNovember 23, 2011 at 2:10 AM

    This looks like a fun and inspiring book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. never swapped and would quite like to I think. Therefore need book!

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  156. I would love to win I have never done a swap but need to try soon. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  157. What a great giveaway! This looks like a great book and I'd love to own it!

    I've participated in fabric swaps, strip swaps & block swaps. My favorite is a swap I do with a small online group I belong to in Washington State. We have about 35 members, and we make blocks about "things that remind of of Washington." I've got 2 sets of blocks now, so I can probably make 2 quilts, at least!

    I love how creative people are! :)

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  158. I would love to win a copy! I've never done a swap and am fairly new to quilting. I'm learning lots from all the wonderful blogs online! Thanks!

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  159. I have never done a swap but I would love to do one. They sound like a lot of fun and a great way to make new friends. Congrats on the book.

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  160. I have made scrap quilts but never participated in a swap....what fun ideas. Love the wonky star quilt.

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  161. It would be a great help with a group I help at my church. We do a block exchange at Christmas with a
    preselected fabric swatch, alot of fun! Thanks!

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  162. I have never participated in a swap but would love to do one soon. This book would gceryainly help me get one started. Rhianneholmes@hotmail.com

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  163. Yes! I have dived in the deep end and entered 3 swaps in the last month or two. 1..because I had the means and 2.. because if you don't act it goes past and you miss out and I feel ready to take the plunge and enjoy the benefits of sharing. It is a wonderful way to share and grow with others.
    Toni-Anne:) Grace (at) amnet (dot) net (dot) au

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  164. I would love to win. I currently swap 3 inch nine patches and in the past was in a black and white block swap. What fun. Kathie L in ALlentown

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  165. This book looks "sew" great! I would love to win it and some of your scraps!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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  166. Please Mr.Random generator pick me. Happy Thanksgiving

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  167. I would love to win. I have participated in one swap n it was interesting. There was 11 of us n we all had to bring 72 Christmas squares (9 inch). We put them on top of a long table N lined up. We could only get one square from every pile and we went around the table until all fabric was gone. We had to get square on the top of each pile. We could trade later but not until all fabric was gone. We took the squares and made a quilt we had all decided earlier. All quilts were cute an.d different.

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  168. thanks Ryan - I'd love to win a copy of sew to swap but the best part would be the hand picked scraps from your basket ! and amazingly I've just this week joined in a scrap basket swap :) thanks for your generous giveaway

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  169. No, I never have done a swap. It sounds like fun though and I'd like to give it a try. The book looks great and full of valueable knowledge. I'd love to have this book and scraps you say? Yes, Yes, Yes count me in!

    Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  170. I would so love to win this book. I'm the Swap and Challenge Co-ordinator for our quilt guild - the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild. It would be an amazing addition to our current library of "zero" reference materials.

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  171. ahhhh Ryan...Sorry but can you delete my second comment?(#171) Messed up... I had already added a comment. Thanks..

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  172. /i would love to win this book!

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  173. Happy Thanksgiving, Ryan.

    I'd love to win a copy of the book. It looks like it's filled with fun projects. I've participated in a few Round Robins and one or two swaps. The RR's turnedhad a better end result.

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  174. I just love swaps!

    Mary
    iammaryburke @ gmail.com

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  175. I would sooo LOVE to get my hands on that book!!!

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  176. I have never participated in these swaps before and the book looks great!

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  177. I am so looking forward to this book! I haven't participated in a swap yet. There are so many amazing swaps & SO many amazingly talented swappers... I feel the need to beef up my Flickr with my personal sewing before I can step in the swap arena.

    gustafson dot jenna at gmail dot com

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  178. I'd totally love to win this book. I'd not yet participated in any "project" swaps (just swapping fabrics), but that could be my new year's resolution. Cheers!

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  179. I would love to win this book, I am an amateur sewer so I haven't been in any swaps yet. I am also a full time mummy to a 15 month old daughter so I don't get a great deal of time to stitch or have much control over the time I get. Would like to try doing one in the new year though.
    Would love some of that scrap stash too - all the things I could do with those yummy fabrics, I am salivating : )

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  180. This looks a great book! I've never been involved in a swap!

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  181. Fun book. Like a journal of your swap and fun for us too.

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  182. carolann427@aol.comNovember 25, 2011 at 7:20 PM

    I would love to win that fantastic book! I have never participated in a swap, but it looks like a lot of fun!

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  183. I would love to win the book! I have done swaps where we all decided on a particular theme and then each made a block for all participants. They were so much fun to see what everyone came up with. My favorite was an Angel swap, where everyone made a different angel. Very cute!

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  184. I would love to win this great book:)

    I learned a lot thru swaps and found online friends. My favorite is Pillow Talk Swap, but all the time some new kinds of swaps are popping around and I've always need to participate at least for one round:)

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  185. Is it too late for the giveaway? I've never done a swap but it sounds like fun!

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  186. Would love to win a copy! The quilt blocks are so creative. Have done several swaps but not a block swap. Love the way they all come together when made into a quilt.

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  187. I haven't seen a winner posted yet, so I'm commenting on the off chance this hasn't been closed yet. I participated in my first Bee/swap this year - Let's Bee Together. It has been great fun playing with other people's fabrics, many of which I have nothing like in my own stash. Plus, it has built my confidence a bit in my own abilities, seeing how my blocks are received and checking out what others make.

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  188. Would love to win the book and some scraps. I have never participated in a swap. Not good at deadlines. Thanks for the chance. dorthac@aol.com

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  189. I would love to win this book! The photos are a great inspiration. I have participated in bowties swaps on several Yahoo groups. It was always fun when you got a package in the mail! I have a finished king-size quilt with over 300 different fabrics in it. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  190. What a great idea for a new book. Would love to win this one. have only done one swap before and it was for a charm quilt.
    terry sams

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  191. ooh, I hope I'm not too late! I would love to win a copy of this book. :)

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  192. I have participated in several swaps and bees, I think meeting people and the anticipation to see what you will end up with are the best things!

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  193. What a wonderful looking book, I love swaps and bees and would love a copy of this book, what a great giveaway

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  194. Can I join in? I'm giveaway will be closed but that book and those scraps are killing me. What a wonderful bundle
    I've participated in a few swaps and it was fun and surprising. Hoping to do more next year :D

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog, I will be glad if you come and say Hi

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