Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway #2

I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do for Sew, Mama, Sew!'s Giveaway Day.  If you found me though their page, then I'm glad you stopped by and hope to hear from you in the future.

First, a little about me.  I have a wonderful (nearly) 9 month old little boy that I have lovingly nicknamed Squeak, two fur babies, and a supportive husband, and I love anything to do with crafting!

Just so you can get an idea of my style, here are a few of my recent finishes:


Now, what you really want to know...

I decided to have two giveaways.  One for handmade items and one for supplies.

 
This post is my supplies giveaway.  In this giveaway you will find several different Alexander Henry fabrics in various quantities (half yard to remnant sizes) as well as some Spoonflower charms.

To enter simply leave me a comment telling me what attracts you to a blog.  Is is a certain layout, a blog that has tutorials, or simply one that is your "style" that you can draw inspiration from?

Followers get an additional entry.  Just leave a separate comment to let me know you follow my blog :)

International entries welcome!

Good luck everyone, don't forget to check out all of the other giveaways out there, and I hope you get lots of goodies!


310 comments:

  1. Similar interests and blogs that help me stretch my limits.

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  2. For me, I follow a blog because of the visual inspiration it provides me. Usually its the blogger's color and fabric selection and how they use them in their designs.

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  3. I do like how a blog looks, not too busy or cluttered looking, but asides from that I like blogs that have similar interests and projects that I like to make. I also think that a lot of blogging is the back and forth and conversation between bloggers, and sometimes I've gotten to know people that I never thought I would!

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  4. Lots of pictures and a good design always help to draw me in, but it's the content that keeps me around.

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  5. Blogs with my style to draw inspiration from is definitely my number one. Pictures, tutorials, quirky stories are also good. A modern and fun layout is nice, but not necessary. Content is more important.

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  6. What attracts me to a blog are very simple tutorials and a sense that the blogger is a caring sort x

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  7. I like lots of pictures and tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I like finding brand new blogs and getting in on the ground floor. Big/well established blogs are nice, too, but there's something more real and personal about a small blog where someone is just showing off their stuff and doing their thing without constantly worrying about getting followers or re-tweeting blogs and all that.

    I also like pics. Lots of pics.

    (your giveaway is right up my alley--love those fabrics)

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  9. I like nice clear pictures and projects that I'd like to make! Thanks for the give away!

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  10. mostly ones that are my style with tutorials :)

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  11. I tend to stick around the clean cut blogs, business turns me away.

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  12. Cute fabrics!
    For me, it's all about great pictures.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  13. I love tutorials and I`m drawn to blogs that give me lots of inspiration for what I want to make and uses fabrics I like.

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  14. I like tutorials and good pictures. Thanks!

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  15. When i first go to a blog, usually from these giveaway days, I look at the overall look. Catchy name, pretty colors and overall style. Then if it catches my eye, I look around, read a few entries, see if I like what I read. Then if I like it, I subscribe by email.

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  16. i love clean, easy to navigate pages!

    jenna
    callherhappy.com

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  17. I love blogs that have their labels/categories clearly listed. Easy to read is big. Your layout is great, but honestly the font is kinda driving me batty. (Sorry!!) Style is important, although I do follow a few blogs that make things I never would, just because they seem like fun people. Speaking of style, I *love* your black and yellow quilt!

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  18. It's both tutorials and inspiration from posts.

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  19. I love a clean blog - space for the eye to rest and NO ADS!!! I love this giveaway - looks like some terrific fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  20. And yay - I am a new follower. I will enjoy snooping around you blog soon!!

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  21. i like tutorials and project ideas relating to kids and or sewing

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  22. for me its the way someone blogs, how they talk about things, not all fabric but lets us take a peek into your life

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  23. I love lots of tutes, finished quilts to admire, great pictures and a sense of humor!

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  24. I like blogs that have quality writing. Good photos, good fabric picks, good project tutorials...that's all lovely, but good writing means the most to me.

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  25. Tutorials and pictures help, but it's really the person doing the writing. I follow blogs of different kinds (although a lot of sewing) and those I've followed the longest consistently post and have their own voice. Thanks for the give away!

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  26. I love helpful tutorials, great pictures, and humorous style of writing. Thanks.

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  27. Clear, easy access to items on the main page.

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  28. Tutorials that are easy to get at....clean design.

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  29. I like a clean, clear blog. Large photos that are clear. Sharing of works in progress - not just finishes. Some common interest attracts, but I really like it all so I have a mix of blogs I follow.

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  30. I love tutorials with great photos.

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  31. Layout, photos, and interests.

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  32. I like blogs that have unique tutorials and are simple to look at with beautiful pictures!

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  33. I love blogs with lots of beautiful photos. I definitely judge based on the photos. I also like to see modern fabrics and projects that I would like to make myself. Tutorials are also a big plus. I'm sure it's a lot of work with a 9 month old. (I have an 11 month old myself and blogging is always second to actually sewing when I have a free moment as he naps.)

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  34. lots of pictures!!! thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. On that has good pictures and crafts that I like.

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  36. I love blogs with photos of projects and tutorials. Thanks!

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  37. I do like a blog that is easy on the eye without a bunch of stuff going on and lots of pictures too.

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  38. I like the cute things that you make and all the pictures. Pictures attract me to blogs the most.

    sapurser(at)gmail(dot)com

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  39. Adorable fabric!
    I love blogs that I connect with--similar interests, variety, inspiration.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  40. I follow your blog via GFC.
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  41. Blogs with tutorials and photos of finished and in progress quilts.

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  42. Good photos and quality content.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I definitely love blogs with great tutorials!

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  44. I'm a new blog follower.

    jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

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  45. I like blogs that have lots of pictures, tutorials & discussions about the hows & whys of projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  46. I like blogs that are uncluttered, creative & have quick loading photos.

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  47. I like to have a lot of tutorials, and an easy to navigate style.

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  48. Style and inspiration, as well as a clean design. I make clothes for my daughter, so any blog that meets those first two criteria and does a healthy amount of children's clothes is a win.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  49. I like a blogger who isn't afraid to post their mistakes, along with their triumphs! Plus well-lit and in-focus photos.

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  50. TUTORIALS..I LOVE SEEING EVERYONES CRAFTS...BUT LOVE IT EVEN MORE IF THEY CAN HELP ME DO THE SAME THING.

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  51. I like to follow along with a blogger's progress in the project - not just see the finished product. I also like to hear about challenges and decisions made. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway chance!

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  52. I'm attracted by a similar style, but love tutorials on all blogs (I'm new to quilting and an out-of-practice sewist)!

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  53. I'm a follower; thanks for the chance!

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  54. Mostly just my "style"--but it has to be uncluttered.

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  55. I love blogs with a streamlined design, and personable content. Big shiny pictures are a must, too.

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  56. I follow your blog, too. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  57. For me, it's always that personal feel, like someone is really sharing their life. Good recipes are also definitely a plus.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  58. I like lots of beautiful photos and tutorials. Maybe a QAL too

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  59. Good tutorials and nice photos.

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  60. For me it is the bloggers style which becomes evident in layout and posts. I love photos and also personal insights into a bloggers life so I am attracted to blogs that contain these elements.

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  61. I think that it's mainly the pictures that draw me to a blog.The style but the size as well matter.
    How easy or difficult it is to read the blog is also an important factor.
    A fussy, cluttered layout and illegible font doesn't attract me.

    Great giveaway! Thank you!

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  62. what gets me to subscribe to a blog's feed is a combination of the ideas offered (tangible or not), the writing, and a kindred style to mine.

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  63. I love tutorials and they always make me come back to a blog. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  64. I'm a new follower
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  65. I'm all about visual inspiration, especially if I share a like aesthetic

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  66. blogs for me is about a good sense of humor and lots of fun projects

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  67. I like blogs that inspire me. Add a kid and I'm hooked!

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  68. I like blogs that I can draw inspiration from, but I love when they are fun and real - with kids and cats laying on their work and hordes of fabric stashed. It makes me feel as if I too can do it!

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  69. I love seeing pictures on blogs as well as great projects.

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  70. Lovely fabrics and great question! I like blogs that are visually pleasing on the eyes. Lots of great, large photos are really helpful too.

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  71. I like to see what everyone is up to and I don't have a lot of time so alot of pictures is great.

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  72. I love a blog that combines a personal style with inspiring projects. Pictures are always great.

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  73. What a lovely giveaway. I like pictures, tutorials, inspiration, not a ton of advertisements...and a readable font. =) Thanks again.

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  74. for me, it's tutorials, and seeing pictures of not only finished projects, but lots of pictures of "in progress"!

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  75. I'm always looking for great tutorials, but if I stumble on a blog with beautiful pictures and inspiration, that'll get me hooked as well. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  76. I love great pictures, lots of tutorials and an all-round good person!

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  77. Photos, personality, giveaways and tutorials. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  78. I really like someone who makes me laugh, is down to earth, and makes cute stuff! :)

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  79. Inspiration! Always looking for new inspiration.

    kelly72lynn at yahoo

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  80. Initially, it is usually crisp, big, pretty pictures! A clean layout that is easy to find my way around helps, too

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  81. new blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  82. I enjoy sewing tutorials. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  83. other than giveaways? funny. if the blogger makes me laugh out loud more than once, I'm hooked.

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  84. I follow a blog for visual inspiration. (I love your paper pieced blocks!!) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. I like to see works in progress to see the process, not just finished project.

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  86. I like a blog with great pictures of inspiration and tutorials

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  87. I like a blog that has the same type of things that I like. Tutorials are great! And I enjoy hearing of their little joys and little things that go stray. Makes it more fun!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  88. I'm big on personality-if I feel a connection to a blogger I'll come back time after time, even if the photos or layout or something aren't the greatest.

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  89. I like a good mix of projects, pictures and fun!

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  90. I like getting to know someone through their blog, a shared taste is always good but mostly the blogs I really love totally inspire me!

    I also like blogs that turn off the word verification ;)

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  91. The voice, some one that I enjoy reading

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  92. yes, one that is my style and I like the look of yours, your fabrics for a start are funky not mumsy. A nice fresh clear layout always helps too.

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  93. Tutorials are something I look for on blogs. Thanks for the chance

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  94. I'm attracted to blogs that have good photos and the blogger is able to convey the joy they feel in creating. They are so inspiring.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  95. It would first be the look, is it bright and cheery. Then lots of pictures, whether of you and your family or of project and ALWAYS well organized. I don't want to search for things on the blog.

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  96. What originally attracts me is probably the reason I'm there.. I searched for something or saw a Flickr photo. What makes me subscribe is that it's something inspiring, unique, and good that I want to learn from or make a version of my own. A good blog style helps!

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  97. I love when bloggers post tutorials. I also love looking at finished projects to get inspiration.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  98. GFC blog follower- mframe00
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  99. Having unique, fun tutorials and an eye pleasing lay out draws me to a blog. Honestly, I also find many new blogs to follow via the Sew Mama Sew give-away day. I love how it leads me to blogs I have never seen before!
    turtle tote bags (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  100. I love blogs that show lots of crafting pictures. I also like blogs that have some tutorials. Anything that can help me become a better quilter!

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  101. Photographs -- clean, bright, uncluttered photographs. Thanks!!

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  102. I can rarely resist a post about scraps! When I go thru my Google Reader, I also look for what seem to be thought provoking (meaningful) posts, as well as posts that seem to indicate the writer is having a hard time (sick pet, cannot decide on border fabric, illness etc). I click on all of those topics, as well as news about tutorials for gift items .

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  103. I am a regular follower with Google Friend Connect.

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  104. I like blogs that are easy to read and have some tutorials.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  105. I like easy to follow blogs: beautiful pictures and maybe some tutorials.
    I really love it when they use lovely fabrics, they're so difficult to find here.

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  106. I'm a new follower :)
    If you feel like, you can visit my blog:
    mirincondemariposas.blogspot.com

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  107. I like a few tutorials, but what I really like are seeing what other people are making, to get inspiration for my own sewing. Also a clear, uncluttered layout to make reading easier :)

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  108. I love a blog with tutorials, but what I love most is a quirky sense of humor that's fun to read each day. :)

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  109. Free tutorials are always happy-making to find, particularly ones that fit into the style of things I make. People can also overcrowd their blog with buttons, links and general flashing glittery bits that detract from what is actually written there. I like how clean and simple in style yours is!

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  110. I am attracted to blogs with lots of crafty pictures

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  111. The writing, photos, types of projects. If I had time I would probably follow 2-3 times the number I do.

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  112. Pictures are big for me because I like to be inspired. I love to see projects in all stages and read about decisions made. I have a hard time with blogs that are too busy or have text that is difficult to read.

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  113. I guess it is usually a give away that is shared by a blog I already read or a tutorial I find by Google that gets me to a blog to start with. After that I tend to stick with ones that have "my Style" and inspire and motivate me.

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  114. I love sewing projects and tutorials on blogs. I follow blogs that create things that inspire me to continue to create!

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  115. I love an easy to navigate layout with bright, clear photos

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  116. I think style, similar interests and tutorials are some of what attracts me to a blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  117. tutorials, recipes, giveaways

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  118. Tutorials and techniques... And a sense of humor :-)

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  119. I like when blogs are easy to read and don't have too many ads (those crash my work computer!), but mostly just a style I like that I can draw inspiration from. Thanks for the chance!

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  120. I poke around and check out their finished projects to get a feel for their style.

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  121. I like blogs that make me feel like I know the blogger. Lots of photos and personal stories. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. It's the Banners...pulls me in every time if they're colorful and interesting. (kinda like a guy falling for a pretty face first!) After that, if the projects are interesting and there are plenty of tutorials...I'm hooked!

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  123. Tutorials! I love inspiration that blogs offer but when they tell you how they did it it makes it even better!

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  124. I look for visual inspiration and posts that make me smile when I read them.

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  125. Tutorials and modern projects gets my attention!

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  126. It's the look & contents - things that suit my taste or inspire me to try something different. Thanks for a lovely giceaway.

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  127. I think the layout and the pictures. Good photos always catch my eye!

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  128. Great pictures and yes, having similar style/taste really matters:)

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  129. I love frequent post, great photos, clean not too busy layout. Thanks for the chance. I am buiding my blog as well.. its great to be reading through other's comments here..thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. I love frequent creative posts and good pictures.

    erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  131. I like reading blogs for inspiration, so similar interests, style and pictures of wip's and finishes are great!

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  132. I'm drawn to blogs with a certain style and voice - it's hard to pinpoint, but I like to feel like I'm getting to know the writer as I read their blog.

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  133. The projects that they make. They don't have to have tutorials but if it looks like something that I have a chance of learning how to make I continue to read. Also QAL are big for me since I'm trying to absorb everything that I read. Thanks for the chance.

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  134. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  135. I'm definitely drawn to blogs that share my interests in projects! I also love tutorials and seeing lots of eye candy! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

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  136. I like when blog have tutorial . even small tips whose can help

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  137. I like blogs with nice big pictures and where the blogger talks in depth about their creative process!

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  138. I like blogs that have pictures of what is being worked on and pictures of pets. I also like tutorials if someone has done something a bit unusual.

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  139. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I follow blogs that have nice layouts, clear writing, good photography, and something fun and insightful to say about crafts!
    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  140. I look for similar taste of course...but being somewhat new to quilting, I love seein' Tutorials, and reading storie's bout the Blogger...makes me feel like we are good Friends! :)

    Thanks for chance to win cool things for my Stash! lol

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  141. I am a new Follower too...thru GFC.

    Thanks for 2nd chance to win! :)

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  142. I like someone who writes well and cares -isn't just writing to support a shop, for example.

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  143. I love free tutorials with patterns included

    mandy dot ueda at gmail dot com

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  144. I like simplicity in the design.

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  145. I look for a blog that shares projects that interest me. Occasional tutorials are nice too, but I'm primarily looking for inspiration.

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  146. Pictures, tutorials and tricks and tips draw me to a blog, and the inspiration I get through the exchange with likeminded people

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  147. I like quality pictures and a good overall clean looking design (like yours!).

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  148. similar interests and easy to follow tutorials.

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  149. I like blogs that have nice tutorials. I'm always looking for inspiration and instructions.

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  150. Humor! I like my funny bone to be tickled.

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  151. I'm in for the pictures of quilty things...

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  152. For me inspiration is the most important thing. i want to see a lot of pictures an I love links to other handmade things.

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  153. I love tutorials and tips! Thanks for the giveaway

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  154. I like tutorials and good walkthroughs for new techniques. And similar style never hurts. Thanks for a great giveaway! Love the sock monkey fabric.

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  155. For me a crafty blog has to have a mix of posts with great photos that update me on the progress of a project. I love following along with someone's project and seeing their process. Then for those times where not much project is getting done, I like little posts on the funny little things happening in someones life or even small posts with pictures on something that is inspiring you.

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  156. Hello from Minnesota! I love regular postings, tutorials, and nice photography. What really gets my attention though is a conversational writing style and humor.

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  157. I like a good mix of text to read and photos and or tutorials. sometimes that balance is off a bit.

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  158. I like the use of modern fabrics, and either pattern reviews or tutorials.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  159. I like to see projects and tutorials that teach me something new.

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  160. I followed you on google reader. Our one month old son is called Squeak too!

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  161. I like good pictures and and new quilting ideas.

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  162. one thing is people dont like the robots.. I like a crisp clean easy to read blog. also if the blog is to much about personal stuff, I am turned off. I came to read for sewing

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  163. I like blogs that have great pictures, awesome projects, tutorials and that inspire me to sew/quilt. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  164. I think the layout catches your eye initially but it's the content you stay for. For me its the voice behind the blog, if I can identify with them and become invested then I will stay. also if I like what they are doing and how they do it it's another reason I'd choose to follow a blog. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  165. For crafting/quilting blogs, what attracts me is cheerful colors and writing style, and inspiring designs. My style definitely strongly influences my choice. Video tutorials are great too.

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  166. Similar interests and inspirational.

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  167. Common interests and feeling like I can relate to them, like a distant friend. If it's about quilting I love to learn new techniques. ;->

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  168. Good tutorials and project ideas.

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  169. I do like blogs with tutorials as I`m always looking for inspiration.

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