Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Amy Butler's Blog Tour and Giveaway

Amy Butler's Piece Keeping

20 Stylish Projects that Celebrate Patchwork


I am thrilled that San Francisco based Chronicle Books invited me to host the blog tour for Amy Butler's new book - Piece Keeping. During our recent trip to India I had first hand experienced her passion for crafts and attention to details. Needless to say I was curious to see the projects in the book and try my hand at making one or two myself.


In her book Amy explores two classic patchwork motifs - Log Cabin and Triangles. She shares 20 projects finished with hand applique, beadwork, embroidery and hand quilting for any style and design enthusiastic.

Choose sewing and patchwork projects or design your home with  headboards,  pillows or a lamp shades. For those of you who are into personal styling, there are projects including patchwork dress and scarves or statement jewelry like belt, necklace or appliqued tribal hand cuffs.

Each chapter is filled with in depth instructions, full patterns for every project and detailed information about themes and techniques that inspired the projects.

As soon as I saw the pictures of Charming Garland, I knew I had to make it. Once I started selecting fabrics and making those circles, I didn't want to stop!



Step by step instructions made it easy to follow the pattern and execute the design.  


It's all in the details! How fun are these tassels?


And here are my niece's charming six months old twins! I think the garland will look perfect in their nursery.

Check out this video on my Instagram to see it swirl. What a clever design! They will be certainly entertained by it.

Now you can make one too!

Chronicle Books is giving away a copy of the book. Also, you have a chance to win  Amy’s fabrics from FreeSpirit, and ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons. I am going to pick three winners on 25th July.  All you have to do is leave a comment in the comment section.

And that's not all! You can have multiple chances to win any of the three items in the giveaway.

Visit the blogs below to learn new ways to use your scrap fabric - also, each blog post will offer a chance for you to win a copy of the book, Amy’s fabrics from FreeSpirit, and ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons.
   

July 12, 2016 – The Root Connection

Project: Charming Garland

July 13, 2016 – Suzy Quilts

Project: Pyramid Pillows

July 14, 2016 – Rock Paper Scissors

Project: Dreamweaver Wall Art

July 15, 2016 – 100 Billion Stars

Project: Statement Necklaces

July 16, 2016 – Carrie Bloomston

Project: Talisman Necklace

July 17, 2016 – Late Night Quilter

Project: Tribal Cuffs

July 18, 2016 – Crimson Tate

July 19, 2016 – A Gathering of Stitches

Project: Embellished Infinity Scarf

July 20 – Heather Jones Studio

Project: Improv Pillows

July 21 – Make It In Design

Project: Illumined Lamp Shades

 GOOD LUCK!

154 comments:

  1. The fabric is beautiful! The garland and baby pictures are so sweet! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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  2. Oh my goodness - Your nieces twins are SO cute!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway! I would particularly love the ribbons, I find Amy's ribbons hard to find in Australia.

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  3. This looks like an amazing book! Your garland is adorable!
    Jennifer
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  4. I've been following Amy Butler forever! Her beautiful fabric designs inspired me to get back to seeing and creating! Thank you for the giveaway and am happy to have found your blog!

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  5. Thank you, Sujata for sharing this new book with us ... What beautiful little girls! I agree they will enjoy your spinning circles!

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  6. That is a pretty garland. Thank you for the chance to win this book.

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  7. I think I know of a little baby who will like the bell cords to match her new baby quilt. I hope her mom will but I'm sure her NanaTing will appreciate.

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  8. I adore the garland and will look forward to making one for my grandbabies. The little twins are so cute and gorgeous I am sure they will love theirs.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of such a great book, as a follower I don't ever miss your blog.

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  9. Wow! Beautiful! How amazing it will be to make things from this book!

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  10. Amy's fabrics only make these projects more fabulous!

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  11. I love that garland. What a cool idea. I've always been a big fan of Amy's. I can't wait to see her new book.

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  12. I love that garland. What a cool idea. I've always been a big fan of Amy's. I can't wait to see her new book.

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  13. The garland is a perfect nursery decoration! I love Amy Butler's designs and am looking forward to seeing more from the book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. I have to get my hands on this book. It looks like so many cute projects.

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  15. Great pictures and thank you for highlighting this new Amy Butler book.

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  16. The garland is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. The garland is really cute and I love the tassels! Thanks for a chance to win sounds like a really fun book.

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  18. Love that garland! Sounds like an interesting book!

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  19. The garland is absolutely beautiful!! Looks like a fun project!

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  20. What a fun giveaway! With a grand baby on the way, I might need to make that garland too.

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  21. oh those twins are so so sweet! I love their tulle frills! the garland is perfect for them.
    Thanks for the chance to win Amy's book - it looks fabulous and full of inspiration

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  22. How beautiful! The garlands will look wonderful in your nieces room. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  23. Fresh! Just like Amy's fabrics have always been. Love those tassels!

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  24. I love everything Amy! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Sew much cute!! Love the garland and especially love the tassels!

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  26. Now I want to make them too!

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  27. Gorgeous stuff! I just discovered you today and look forward to catching up on your blog and reading your book. Well done on making a successful career out of something you love.

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  28. Gorgeous stuff! I just discovered you today and look forward to catching up on your blog and reading your book. Well done on creating a successful career out of something you love.

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  29. Gorgeous stuff! I just discovered you today and look forward to catching up on your blog and reading your book. Well done on making a successful career out of something you love.

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  30. What fun! On sew many levels!! ❤️❤️

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  31. so much fun and beautiful things!

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  32. Thank you, how fun to try some things with instant gratification!

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  33. I'm so glad I've found your blog through Amy's blog tour! And thanks for posting the video of the twirling garland. I'd love to make one to hang in my office to add some fun color and movement. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  34. Hi Sujata...I love the photo of your niece's twins! Our first grandchild is due in October so I am definitely making a twirling garland for her nursery! Thanks, always, for your inspiration. You and Amy are both so talented.

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  35. What wonderful colors and patterns.

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  36. I'm super excited about this book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. So excited to get this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. Can't wait to try so e of these projects, they look so much fun! Thanks!

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  39. Ooh....these fabrics are so delicious and happy! The book must be terrific! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  40. This book looks original and fun!

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  41. I love Amy's fabrics. Her designs are gorgeous and fun.

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  42. this looks fun. thanks for the opportunity!

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  43. Love the garland!! Great projects too.

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  44. Looks very cute and fun to make. Thanks for the chance Sujata!
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  45. Beautiful. I would love to win one of these giveaways. Thanks for offering !

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  46. I agree, those tassels are amazing! They will look pretty in their nursery. Now how good do you think Everlasting Sunshine would look made into Organized Chaos???!!!!

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  47. Amy's "Piece Keeping" looks like another inspirational offering. I, too, would welcome winning a copy. Please know that this book would have a nice home in which to thrive. Thanks!

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  48. I am totally crushing on that Amy Butler garland!! Love it!!!

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  49. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!

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  50. Nice to see adorable nieces after I heard them giggling on your Facebook. The garland is fabulous and a great way to use Amy's prints.

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  51. Everything is so pretty and lively here, but those twins take the cake!

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  52. Amy Butler was one of my first fabric crushes...what a great new book

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  53. Each project featured so far is so unique but i agree with you, these are a definite must-make!

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  54. I love this ribbon!

    silverthimble@shaw.ca

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  55. Super cute! The garland and the twins!

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  56. Very cute! Thanks for the post and the giveaway

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  57. Amy Butler always has some great, unconventional ideas about using fabric. What a great garland!

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  58. I just bought Amy Butler fabrics yesterday and now see all this great information and giveaways, I'm in. Love her use of color and those Pyramid pillows are fun. Thanks

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  59. I love the garland. And your nieces are adorable!

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  60. Beautiful fabric!

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  61. Such a cute garland-- I may need to make some for my niece who is expecting!

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  62. Yesterday, July 12 was my 49th birthday! I was celebrating with my hubby. Can you believe he bought me a beautiful Shih Tzu puppy? Anyway, sorry to be late to the blog! I love the garland idea and everything that Amy Butler does. My niece is going to college in a month. How fun would it be to make the garland in her new college colors for her dorm room? Please, can I have Amy's book as a birthday present? I'm so happy to now know about your blog, too. I'll be back! Have a great day!

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  63. Count me in on the giveaway ! Thanks for sharing your talents!

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  64. I love Amy Butler fabric designs. I have several of her prints yet to be cut into. I just want to admire them a while longer. Love the twins. I have 2 sets of twin nieces & nephews in my family. double the fun.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. Love the Garland...know those Darling babies will love watching the Garland twirl! what a fun gift!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  66. Cute garland. Adorable babies.

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  67. Adorable babies and such a cute garland! How exciting to blog hop with Amy's book...and a giveaway too!

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  68. Oh, how fun! I'm so glad I saw this as it's just a delightful opportunity! Thank you to Amy Butler, Chronicle Books Free Spirit Fabrics, and Renaissance Ribbons!

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  69. Cool title for the book. Cute babies! jarvenpa1ne(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Such cute garlands! I have a new grandson--I want to make him one of these twirling garlands.

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  71. Oh, what *beautiful* babies!!
    Yes!... That garland would be fun for their room!
    (I have twin baby boy great-nephews!!... I think they would enjoy watching a garland twirl, too! Thanks for the great idea!)

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  72. That garland is fantastic. Great for seasonal decor too.
    Sweet picture of the twins.

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  73. Absolutely love what I'm seeing on this book! Amy is so creative on her own unique way. I need this book!

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  74. This is just too sweet! I love the babies and the fabric.

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  75. What two cutie pies! thanks for the chance to win anything from Amy, I just love her things
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  76. Oh how cute! Looks like a lot of fun projects in this book!!

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  77. Sweet fabric and sweet babies too. lol

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  78. I've been a long-time Amy Butler fan. She has a great flair for color and pattern in her fabrics. Your Charming Garland will shine in your nieces' room. It will have many years of use being added to birthday celebrations too! Great work!

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  79. I would love to win this giveaway. I love Amy Butler! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  80. Cute babies!!! Love the garland - would look fantastic as a Christmas decoration!mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Those babies are so sweet, I'm sure anything you make for them (especially with Amy's fabrics) will be gorgeous!

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  82. I love Amy Butler fabric , thanks for the chance x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  83. I'm so glad you chose that charming garland!

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  84. The tassels are so pretty. Fun summer project.

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  85. Loving that garland and adding it to my "must make" list! I bet your nieces will be enthralled. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful garland and inspiring us!

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  86. Love your garland......also Amy's fabrics are wonderful

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  87. I can't wait to do the garland in a holiday theme!

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  88. This year my great-niece was born. She is the first of her generation for our family and we all love her to pieces. She would love a garland like this as she enjoys watching the movement of a ceiling fan, leaves in the trees and so on.

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  89. Cute project and beautiful babies! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Ooooh! I love that garland and the fabric is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing a great idea!!

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  91. Swoon! I love Amy Butler fabric and I have a Lot of scraps. This book looks perfect!

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  92. Your garland will be beautiful for these darling twins. Amy's new book looks like fun. Thanks for a chance to win one.

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  93. Beautiful babes. The book looks great

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  94. Who wouldn't love anything of Amy Butlers made from any of her fabrics! Great gift ideas for everyone- and myself!

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  95. I love the garland. I am somewhat of a garland banner freak. They make every space more fun. Would love to make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration

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  96. Love the garland! Thank you for reviewing the book -- looks fabulous!

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  98. I love Amy Butler's designs! Thanks so much for a chance!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  99. What an adorable garland!! thanks!

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  100. I love Amy butlers designs. Those twins are such cuties.

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  101. I love your fabric choices. Very pretty!

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  102. Sujata, it's wonderful to meet you via blog and share in your craftiness:) Love all your baby accessories..so sweet. I too love Amy Butlers collections (past ones Lotus and Violette in particular) and now her book. Looking forward to perusing it and trying her log cabin blocks.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. great post and great giveaway! Thanks
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  104. Her fabric and patterns are so beautiful! You know this book will be, too.:)

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  105. Your nieces are just darling! Thank you for a chance to win the book and love Amy Butler!

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  106. What a fun giveaway! I just saw my first peek on Carrie Bloomston's pages, which gave the links to all the other sites, and thus I am here! Loving the colorful, artsy designs from the book. Thanks for the giveaway. Crossing my fingers! Would share this gorgeous ribbon with my granddaughter who is about to undergo major back surgery for scoliosis. She loves making jewelry with ribbons, strings, charms, etc. Perfect!

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  107. With every project I see from this book, I am more inclined in buying it. Its lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  108. Beautiful garland, it's sure to entertain your nieces twins. Thanks for the giveaway.
    annamariehlustik@googlemail.com

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  109. Fabric garland - how fun! So happy I found your blogspot, too!

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  110. What a cute garland. Thank you for this opportunity to win a fabulous prize.
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  111. What a cute garland. Thank you for this opportunity to win a fabulous prize.
    Ohioholman@aol.com

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  112. Love your garland! Your nieces are sure to be entertained! Great giveaway!

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  113. I can see why you want to make the garland for those cute twins. This is a great review.

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  114. How adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  115. What a fun and unique book! The garland is really cute, but not quite as cute as those twins!!

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  116. What fun . . . would love to try some of these projects!

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  117. Love the book and the fabrics!

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  118. Everything looks charming and beautiful. Maybe I'll finally be able to get some of Amy Butler's designs to make my own sweet gifts. Love everything.

    marrianna65@gmail.com

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  119. This is a great book! Love the fabric too.

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  120. Im very excited about this book! Amy has been an inspiration to me for years, her beautiful fabric first but then her beautiful spirit has emerged via social media to be a strong part of her brand and life.

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  121. Love Amy Butler's fabric. Would love to win one of her books. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961@gmail.com

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  122. The garland is a really fun way to decorate with beautiful fabrics!

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  123. Nice garland! I have twins too :)

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  124. The garland is adorable - and so are those babies!!

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  125. Love that garland. And what pretty fabrics. Thanks for the chance to own some of it!

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  126. I love your garland and I'm sure your beautiful nieces do too.

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  127. The garland and the babes are adorable! So fun!!

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  128. Sweet garland with great fabric. Eileen
    ekmvalencia@gmail.com

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  129. Such amazing prizes! And thank you for all the eye candy!

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  130. I love ALL of these, the colors, and the circle shapes are so cool!

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  131. your nieces steal your post! they are adorable

    sharongalliatgmaildotcom

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  132. So cute! The garland, and the twins!
    reikahunt at mac dot com

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  133. So excited about Amy's new book and fabric! I'm a big fan of everything she does! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  134. Thank you for the chance to enter this competition. And those little twins are just so cute!

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  135. Cute and fun! grecomara at gmail dot com

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  136. As Rachael might say, "YUM-alicious"...!

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  137. Cute project! Just love this garland!

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