Sunday, March 21, 2010

Day 7 of 30 Day GIVEAWAY at www.IHaveA-Notion.com

Today's IHAN Anniversary Celebration Giveaway
will leave you spinning!!! 
by Lacey Hill

Lacey has generously given Sizzling Circles, a wonderful book,  AND her Circles and More Ruler to one very lucky IHAN blog reader.


I know first hand of what I speak/type because I have made one of the Sizzling Circles patterns. 


This is my table topper in the fall and wall hanging in my sewing room during the other three seasons.  It is a flip and sew so there are no bindings. Quilt as you go, leaves you with the four circles then they are joined making the beautiful flower in the middle.  I machine appliqued the leaves. I just love it and I get lots of compliments from visitors too.

One lucky IHAN blog reader will also  get Lacey's Circles and More Ruler.


"It's the perfect everyday 4" x 18" ruler with an added bonus of holes every ½" in the center to quickly mark circles up to 34" in diameter with ease. It can also help mark scallops on quilt borders!"




Here is a sneak peak at one of the other patterns in Sizzling Circles. "Sizzling Circle Baltimore Basket" is the title of this pattern. Isn't it beautiful?



I like that the patterns use the "Simple Quilt-as-you-go Technique. No Quilting or Binding Required!" I imagine these would make wonderful gifts....not only the table toppers, wall hangings, or jacket embellishments (the possibilities are endless) but the Sizzling Circles book as well.  I know I loved getting mine as a gift.  THANK YOU Lacey.....you are one generous woman :)
 
If you would like an opportunity to win Sizzling Circles and the Circles and More Ruler, you need to leave a comment on this post telling us where you will use your Sizzling Circles Quilts and who you would give one to as a gift (we may hold you to the gift part!!!  :)
 
Lacey Hill of Golden Thyme Designs will mail the book and ruler after a winner is drawn on April 16, 2010.
 
For additional entries, please send photos of your Sizzling Circles projects along with the pattern title to IWantToWinAtIHAN@yahoo.com
 
Smiles,
Kelly

89 comments:

  1. Kelly, I would use the Sizzling Circles to make a donation quilt for our guilds Heart to Heart project. Our guild provides quilts to the agency that deals with elder abuse and also victims of abuse in our town.

    Rosemary
    cntryways@att.net

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  2. I would use the Sizzling Circles to make a Housewarming Quilt for the next Habitat home owner in our town. I would donate the other to my sister, a new quilter.

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  3. I would love to win Sizzling Circles book and ruler. Imagine being done all at once. I would use it to make gifts etc.
    Elaine

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  4. most of the items i make are donated to a local children's home, i would donate my made quilt to them

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  5. I would use this first for scallops on a quilt I have in mind! I'd give the other to my dear friend Kindra or possibly Brianna. I think this is a fabulous idea and haven't seen this ruler before.

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  6. This looks really interesting. As I have said before being down under we don't get all the great notions and what nots that you guys in USA do. But then again I need to have money whether I buy here or there, so giveaways are a great blogland way of finding out about new exciting inventions for quilting

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  7. I have never tried circles, this looks like it would make the challenge a bit easier.

    My daughter would love a circle quilt!

    SheilaC

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  8. Oh I can use so much help in the circle department...this would be an excellent book and ruler to own:) Oh a Sizzling Circles quilt would be so great for the St. V's Neonatal Unit:) It looks like the perfect size. I remember yours at our retreat at show and tell I admired it because it really did "Sizzle". If I win, I can "Sizzle" too:) Jenna Louise

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  9. That looks like a wonderful book and tool. I can imagine making quilts like that as a gift for my son and his wife. I also found out the sandpaper and my wetstone do not sharpen scissors;)

    Debbie

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  10. Reminds me of a kaleidoscope.

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  11. I would make a sizzling circles quilt for my dining room.
    They look fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

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  12. I do remember when you posted photos of your table topper and insights of the Sizzling Circles ruler & design. My first project would be a similar table topper. I'd love to dress up my dining table, and I think a table topper is a great way to start. I'd also love to make a quilt for my bedroom with this book & ruler. Lacey is so very talented. I also love to make charity quilts, but selfishly, I think with the Sizzling Circles I'd like to make some items for my home before I make any to share.....my home desperately needs some sizzle.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  13. What a great book. Circles AND Quilt as you go. What could be better. Not likely to find that 'down under'. I am sorry to say that the first one I would make from the book if I won it would be just for me. Maybe then I would consider making another for a gift. :-)
    RobynK
    New Zealand

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  14. Now...that is a tool that I haven't heard of before. It looks and sounds fabulous. I think I would start off with a table runner and then would have to make one for my dear friend who admires everything I do. Bless her heart!

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  15. Wow! This is a fabulous prize! I would probably make table toppers for my closest friends (and of course a few for myself!). I might get a little carried away (ala 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie') and make a whole quilt. If I had one to share, I'd probably give it to my mom because quilting is fun, but quilting with a friend is twice as fun!

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  16. Circles scare me, I have stayed away from them for so long, this might help me get over my fear of circles.

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  17. opps so sorry, didn't totally read the question.. I would make a circle table runner to start with and would give the other book to one of my quilting friends just not sure which one yet.

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  18. This is such a great give away. If I won this prize, I would make the Sizzling Circle table topper for my Mother's ninetieth birthday!

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  19. Circles are a little intimidating, so I would probably start small. Maybe a really cool wallhanging for an office.

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  20. I have a splendid old house with a wall full of windows in my dining room. I can just see a bank of circle-quilt valances across them...

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  21. I don't know how I missed this giveaway yesterday! I would love to make one of those for my coffee table. Might even make my Mom one!

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  22. I would use the sizzling circles quilts as a Christmas gift. We always do a homemade Christmas every year! This year I have my brother, so the quilt would probably go to him!

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  23. Most of my quilts go to various charities; this one would do that too.

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  24. I just recently heard about 'flip and sew' for the first time from a quilting friend. And now here it is again! I have never liked binding, so I think I would LOVE this book! I would probably start with something like a table runner, maybe progress to a wall hanging and then on to a full size quilt. I enjoy doing giveaways on my website too so I would probably make one for a giveaway, and then of course our family Christmas name drawing would be another possible gift giving opportunity. I also like to make things for fundraisers at my children's school and for other local charities.

    What a fun month of giveaways! Thanks so much!

    MGM

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  25. Kelly these look very interesting.

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  26. Kelly,
    With the Sizzling Circles book and ruler I could make my circles really sizzle. What hot gifts I could make!!

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  27. I love circles and spirals, so this would be fantastic. If I had to give one away, I would probably give it to my mom. She taught me how to quilt and she is getting to a point, between her arthritis and failing eyesight, that she can't do as much as she would like to anymore.

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  28. Hi Kelly,
    I was trying to email you for the 8 day give away but was unable to post. Hopefully this will get to you. I don't know if a steam iron can make my stitches or quilting any better but I would sure love an steam iron that toke out wrinkles and did spit out water.
    Elaine

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  29. I haven't done anything with circles yet, would love to try! I would definitely make one for my mother-in-law :)

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  30. Circles, circles, I'd love to win the Sizzling Circles. I love stepping outside my box, trying new designs, techniques and methods. This looks like it would be loads of fun and a great experience.

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  31. Hi Kelly,
    I would love to do scallops on my daughter's wedding quilt .I would give one to my expert quilter sister.
    Sandy cha16946san@epix.net

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  32. I would make something for my daughter who is getting married and setting up house. Take care and God bless, Cory

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  33. Me again.......would love to win this....wonderful giveaway

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  34. Wow, I sure could use that nifty ruler. I currently have a quilt all done that I want to add scallops to but I don't know how to do it accurately so it's sitting there unfinished for fear of ruining it! LOL

    The quilts shown would make perfect wedding presents.

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  35. I have not attempted circles and to be honest would probably not be tempted to buy it...but if I won it I would definately give it a try...Circles scare me just a bit.

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  36. I love books and tools so I would love to win this and after I mastered the technique... I would surprise my two quilting friends with quilts for Christmas... they always laugh when they hear me say I am going to try quilting...

    Cath's Blog

    Cath Ü

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  37. Looks like a great book, Kelly. Thanks for sponsoring it. The walls in my daughter's house are kind of bare. One of these days I gotta make something for it. This might be the time! Thanks for counting me in.

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  38. I would make a lovely table topper from this book which I would give to my friend Jan. She is an old-fashioned type gal who loves fancy dishes, soft lights and toppers on tables!

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  39. OMG, I looked at this at the New Jersey Quilt show but didn't purchase it and had wished I had! Maybe now I could be lucky enough to win it! I would love to win this book and ruler--I have great ideas for it already; and several friends who would benefit from my winning!

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  40. Kelly, please enter me into the giveaway to win this one. I've only made one quilt so far, but would love to try a circle one, and with that ruler it would be a cinch! Hugs Naomi

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  41. I would love to win this and make table runner and table toppers. If I should win I would give the other set to my quilting buddy, VLE.

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  42. i've always tried to avoid circles but this looks a great idea!!
    i'd make one for maggie - a dear friend of mine
    gill

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  43. I would love to try making circles for a quilt! My daughter and family are moving into their new house on the 1st of April, and a quilt made of circles would be great as a house warming gift.

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  44. I would love to win sizzling circles and ruller. I think the curves and circles would make beautiful embellishments for my CQ's. Karol

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  45. I think this is just the kind of quilting technique to use on a quilt for my mom!

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  46. ooooo.. these are pretty. I like the idea that the quilt is already finished (and bound!) once the circles are sewn together.

    I would love to use this to make a wall hanging. I have just the spot for it - I could make several versions for different seasons!

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  47. I was thinking about trying to tackle circles next!

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  48. I have seen some beautiful quilts and pieces with circles and was very curious to know how they were done so beautifully. This is the perfect giveaway to answer that question. I would probably make a table runner for my grandmother to start with. thanks for the chance to win.

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  49. Thank you for the Sizzling Circles and Circles Ruler giveaway. I've wanted to do a circle quilt for a long time - but it seems so difficult. If win this giveaway, think would make my first as a lap quilt for my mother to use when she rocks her great-grands. They sometimes want to wrap up in a blankie and sit in her lap.

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  50. What fun designs! I enjoy having a variety of table toppers and runners, so would definately make one for myself. Then, I have three "forever" friends that I do girls nights out and birthdays with, and it would enjoy making one for each of them, as well! Then.... who knows!!

    mybusyhands@gmail.com

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  51. Perfect for jumping out of the box to do circles. Would love to do an oriental design with this.

    lcloos@epix.net

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  52. Wouldn't a table runner and set of placemats be gorgeous made this way?! Hmmm...I suppose that I could gift them to my dear husband. (Yep, I would want them on my table.)

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  53. I think it would be wonderful to try and make a quilt for my daughter and try a couple of new things in the process - circles, quilt-as-you-go and scallop borders. Awesome possibilities!
    Thanks for the glorious month of giveaways and may your blog prosper!

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  54. This would look great with celtic designs in the circles! First I'd make a practise one for myself, and then one for a friend who used to live here in Ireland (and still loves all things Celtic).

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  55. I like your notions. I love trying gadgets.

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  56. Honestly, I'm petrified of circles, but if I did win I would make something for my mom (because she's never critical of my puckered seams!)

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  57. I would make one for Regina, my 10th grand-daughter(my DD and SIL are trying adopting her) to welcome her into the family. And mine would be on my bed so my husband will quit buying the ones from catalogs.

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  58. That books looks like there would be lots of fun projects to make. I'd make a table topper first for my aunt. She's been like a mom to me since my own mother passed away 2 years ago.

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  59. I have never tried to make a quilt with circles, this would be fabulous! I would start out by making something smaller, like a table topper, for my mom. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  60. I would use the book (and ruler) to make a table runner for the table in my sun room. I think this be a great pattern to use and I LOVE the idea of quilt as you go. I have too many projects that are just the top because quilting the whole thing is so daunting. And as for who I would give one too, that would be my mom. She's just starting to quilt and I'm eager to share everything with her.

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  61. I would love to try making circles for a table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. I'd also start with a table runner for me (to work out the bugs and get used to the pattern and technique). Then I would make one in holiday fabrics for my daughter at Christmas. She'd love it!

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  63. Love the table topper!! I'd love to try one for my daughter's housewarming gift. I just started piecing with circles. Not as scary as I thought so this looks fun.

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  64. Love it! I have a pattern for a bag out of circles somewhat like this, and that ruler would be great!

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  65. Let's see...I would probably use a Sizzling Circles Quilt as a wallhanging or a table runner/mat/thing-a-ma-jig. I would probably give one away to my parents who are going thru some illnesses right now.
    Sounds like there's a lot of neat techniques and stuff packed in this book. Very interesting!

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  66. I love these patterns. They are so pretty!

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  67. I saw a gorgeous denim and orange quilt on Juicy Bits (blog). She made the circles and folded them over just like that. I have been sort of afraid to make one -- but this rule would make it easy. I would not give the quilt away, but I WOULD give a ruler to my sister-in-law as a gift. I'm assuming that's what you meant.

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  68. I love circle quilts and would love to win. I would make a quilt for a friend that loves oriental stuff.

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  69. One of these quilts would be perfect on my round drop-leaf table. But first I'd make one with some of my fairy fabrics to give as a gift to my friend Ce! She loves fairies :) I have some special pieces that would make some great broderie perse.

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  70. I would use the Sizzling Circles to create a baby quilt. That quilt would be donated to a center that helps women with an unplanned pregnancy.

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  71. I think that would be a fun book and tool to have to make one block wonders with, and it would be fun to make the tablerunner you made. I love that table runner.

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  72. Need good ruler to make beautiful quilts for family and friends - would like to be considered for your give away.

    Robert Kent in northern Iowa - (rjkent at netamumail dot com)

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  73. Amazing....I am fascinated by circles and all that they can create.
    I'm make a great wedding gift quilt. Think of the possibilities!

    thank you for a chance to win :0)

    What a beautiful book!

    Happy sewing

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  74. i like circles.. have serveral cut out but not sewn yet..

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  75. Would be great to get those perfect circles and the book looks like it has lots of designs and ideas for using the ruler. I think it would be great for marking quilting designs on my quilts too.

    I would give one as a gift to my sister Jeannine.

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  76. What an amazing idea! I have really wanted to make a circle-quilt and have never tackled scalloped borders before... Wow! my head is buzzing with the possibilities...

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  77. Sorry this is not another entry: I forgot to include that my MIL and I would make a donation quilt to be raffled at our local church to help the needy in our community.

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  78. Circles are very important in the Celtic world, and being a Scot, living in Orkney, I would use 'Sizzling Circles and ruler' to develop my interest in the Celtic traditions, whilst enhancing my sewing skills. I would give one to Lynn at Nebraska Views. She blogged about your Giveaways and does the most fantastic tutorials.

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  79. I would love to win this giveaway. I saw this technique demonstrated on one of the quilting shows a while back and was interested on using it but couldn't remember the name of the artist. Lol

    If I was lucky enough to win, I would give a quilt away to one of my friends when they need a lift.

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  80. I would love to make a vintage look mat for my little metal table in the kitchen. I am starting on my Christmas gifts for this year so they get them before March and would love to make something holiday themed to give.

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  81. These circles are beautiful. Since I'm just beginning my quilting experience, I have very, very few supplies and the Sizzling Circles would be the perfect way for me to learn to make circles. I would probably make a practice circle, then give it to my dear art friend who gave me my "new" 1985 Singer sewing machine for my birthday. It would be the perfect way to say thanks.

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  82. I definately would want to keep this for myself selfish thing that I am! I give so many things away, but this looks hard and complicated and if I put hte time into it, it stays here! Of course, if this turns out to be a fairly easy technique, I will gift a few and have people ooh and ahh over me and my ahem...talents...ahem....thanks for maybe boosting my self esteme and my estimation in others' eyes.

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  83. The Sizzling Circles are incredibly beautiful! I hope that i win this one!
    Micki

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  84. I'm working in a quilt for my bed, definitely I'll use the Sizzling Circles Quilts for the borders, I'm always amazed with quilts with curves, and I'd love to make one like that, I'll gift it to my quilting teacher since she's a sweetheart!!!

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  85. Just got an invite to a cousin's daughter's wedding and this (the Sizzling Circles quilt) would make a great wedding gift. I'd be really stingy and not let the ruler get into anyone else's hands!

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  86. I would immediately make two sizzling circles table toppers and give one to my wonderful friend Beverly and of course one for me. Love, love this prize.

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  87. I would make a table topper for my sister and then one for myself.

    I have learned more about new products with your give away than I have in the last year.

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Thank you for reading the IHAN Blog. I read every comment that is left here however I will not be responding to all coments for giveaways. There are times when I am juggling many tasks at one time and may not reply to all comments. Please e-mail me at quiltnotions@gmail.com if you need a reply quickly. I thank you for your understanding and-
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