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Monday, 11 May 2015

Burlap Brights Block Hop - Block Tute


Welcome to Day 1 of the Benartex Burlap Brights Block Hop, let me start with a great big "hi" to my regular readers and a huge welcome to anyone visiting for the first time from the Benartex blog Sew in Love {with Fabric}.

Benartex, a leading supplier of 100% designer cotton prints, asked me to design a block for them as part of their Burlap Brights Block Hop using, you guessed it, 6 of their 26 new Burlap Brights fabrics.  The Block Hop continues over 11 days with a new block tute and giveaway each day - today's day 1 and, yay, it's my turn!!! 

Here're the fabrics I was given to work with - 6 fat quarters of Solid Burlap Brights:
red; bright green; blue; orange; sun; and grape.


All that colour and tone on tone visual texture really lives up to the fabric's name 'Burlap Brights' and needs a fun block to showcase it so this is what I designed - introducing my On The Bright Side block.


If you'd like to make my On The Bright Side block click through to the Benartex blog Sew in Love {with Fabric} - my free tute is available there.

For ideas of how the block can look in multiples as a quilt and also for a tute on how to turn your single block into a pillow cushion with hidden zipper click the image below:



And now for a giveaway - everyone loves a giveaway right?!

6 Chances To Win 6 Burlap Bright FQs!
(open to US residents only) 

Here're 6 chances to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the 6 Burlap Brights I used in my block - you need to leave a separate comment here on my blog below for each chance:

1:  Leave a comment below telling me your favourite Burlap Bright colour
2: Follow me here @made by ChrissieD via email or blog reader then leave a comment letting me know where you're following via.  Existing followers can join in too :D


3: Follow made by ChrissieD on Facebook and leave a comment back here letting me know.
4: Follow made by ChrissieD on Instagram and leave a comment back here letting me know.
5: Head over to Sew in Love with Fabric, sign up to follow their blog by email or blog reader then leave a comment back here letting me know that you did so.
6:  Follow Benartex on Facebook and leave a comment back here letting me know.

Please be sure I can access your email.  
If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and closes on Tuesday, 26 May 2015 at 10.00 am (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post.

Best of luck!




Here's the Burlap Brights Block Hop schedule:

11 May: Chris, that's me, and you're already here @made by ChrissieD!!!
12 May: Mary @Mary on Lake Pulaski
13 May: Alison @Little Bunny Quilts
14 May: Debby @Debby Kratovil Quilts
15 May: Kristen @KD Quilts
16 May: Benartex Design Team
17 May: Stephanie @Stitched Together Studios
18 May: Julie @The Crafty Quilter
19 May: Cynthia @Quilting is more fun than Housework
20 May: Jessica @Quilty Habit
21 May: Wendy @Ivory Spring

If you want to know how to make my On The Bright Side block and another 10 great blocks too head over to the Benartex's Sew in Love with Fabric blog each day, including weekends, through to Thursday, 21 May 2015 to check out that day's tute and for a fresh chance each day to win these 6 Burlap Bright fat quarters at each blog on the schedule.


Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2015:

The winner of the 6 fq Burlap Brights bundle is #215 - Kathy Davis.  Congrats Kathy, an email has been sent :D



And just for fun I've put together a Sampler Quilt image using all 11 blocks from the Block Hop - of course, it's one block short of the 12 you'd need so I've added the Block Hop logo in that space but you could repeat your favourite block from the hop here, maybe reversing the positive and negative colours.


That's one Bright Quilt!!!


Thanks for dropping by and taking part in the Burlap Brights Block Hop - Chris :D



Clicking on an image will take you to a new page of crafty goodness :)








Disclaimer: The 6 fat quarters pictured at the beginning of the post were supplied at no charge to mbCD by Benartex to create the tutorial otherwise this post is for informational purposes only, no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

   

389 comments:

  1. I like the bright green and the orange. I've already got autumn on the mind and they would be perfect in an autumn quilt.

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  2. I'm already a follower via Bloglovin

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  3. And follow you on FB under my name. Rina Mason

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  4. Just started following you on Instagram.

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  5. I already follow Sew In Love With Fabric on Bloglovin

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  6. And I like Benartex on FB. P.S. my email is edrin1932 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  7. I love Benartex on FB and thru emails. My email is sandit1(at)sbcglobal(dot)com.


    Sandi Timmons

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  8. Purple is my favorite. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  9. I love the color blue. Love your block and just want to say thanks for sharing with all us and giving us this chance to win that lovely bundle of Burlap Brights. Your tutorial was easy to follow and understand. I have learned so much from these tuts and have always enjoyed each one.

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  10. Following you on Bloglvin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. Following sew in love with fabric on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  12. I love any Hue of blue - but that Orange Burlap Bright grabs my eye. Thank you for a lovely tutorial.

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  13. I follow Benartex blog with GFC (I don't do facebook)

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  14. I am following you on bloglovin!

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  15. I follow Sew in Love (with fabric!)

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  16. That block looks stunning, they are very lucky to have you as a guest designer!

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  17. I liked Benartex on facebook!

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  18. I love sun but it I have to choose one, it has to be grape!
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  19. My eyes went straight to the Magenta color, but all of the brights look great.

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  20. My favorite is the blue!

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  21. I follow Sew in Love by email

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  22. I follow benartex on facebook

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  23. I love them all, but blue is my favorite. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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  24. I just signed up for your blog.

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  25. I receive Sew in Love with Fabrics newsletter.

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  26. Love the blue. It is so bright and eye catching. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. I already follow Sew In Love with Fabic. Thanks.

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  28. My favorite Burlap Bright is the red. I am thinking that these would also be great to use from the "wrong" side, too, for times when I need a more subdued look and can't find the "just right" subtle fabric in my stash.

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  29. I am a new follower of your via email: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  30. I receive the Sew in Love (with Fabric) email newsletter.

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  31. Laguna is my favorite Burlap Bright color.

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  32. I follow your blog via email.

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  33. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via email.

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  34. I follow Bernatex on Facebook.

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  35. FOLLOW BENARTEX ON FB
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  36. FOLLOW SEW IN LOVE ON FB
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  37. FOLLOW YOU ON FB
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  38. HI, I'm liking the purple with its neat texture!
    Thank You for sharing a pretty giveaway!
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  39. ALREADY FOLLOW SEW IN LOVE ON BLOG LOVIN' !
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  40. I am a follower of Sew in Love with Fabric.

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  41. I am a follower of Benartex.

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  42. Love them all! But Love Green!!! :)

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  43. I follow you thru Bloglovin :)

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  44. I follow you by blogger reader

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  45. I'm already a Follower of Sewin Love with fabric...thru
    Email & Bloglovin :)

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  46. Really liking the orange one. kthurn@bektel.com

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  47. Love the depth of purple. Thanks!

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  48. I follow Bernatex on Facebook.

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  49. Red is calling my name, or maybe it is blue. I'm now all set to follow the adventures of Thatcher and Watson via Bloglovin. Goodness, my furry asks me, "what took you so long?" all the time...as in where is the green quilt you promised me for Christmas.

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  50. I signed up to follow with email. kthurn@bektel.com

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  51. I liked you on FB and am now a follower. kthurn@bektel.com

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  52. I already am a follower of Bernetex on FB. kthurn@bektel.com

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  53. I follow Sew In Love by email updates. kthurn@bektel.com

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  54. I follow you on Bloglovin. :)
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  55. My favorite color has got to be green!! These colors are wonderful and love the texture! :)
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  56. I liked your FB page. :)
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  57. My favorite color of this fabric is the red. Your block looks so perfect, those beautifully matched points.!

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  58. I follow you on Instagram.

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  59. I have followed Sew in Love via e-mail forever. :)
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  60. I follow Sew in Love With Fabric by email.

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  61. I liked Benartex on FB. :)
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  62. Gosh! I like them all, but I will say red is my favorite. susan430@cox.net

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  63. I follow Benartex on Facebook. susan430@cox.net

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  64. I followed you on Bloglovin'. susan430@cox.net

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  65. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric by e-mail. susan430@cox.net

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  66. My favorite color is green!

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  67. I do follow your blog by GFC.

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  68. I am a new follower with bloglovin.

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  69. I like Benartex on Facebook.

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  70. I am following your FB page.

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  71. I follow made by ChrissieD on Facebook. susan430@cox.net

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  72. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric's blog with email and GFC.

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  73. I also follow Sew in Love with Fabric's Facebook page.

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  74. I follow Sew In Love With Fabric by email.

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  75. I absolutely love the blue!

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  76. I follow you via bloglovin. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  77. I already follow Sew in Love with Fabric via email notification.

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  78. Bright green, of course. The others are lovely as well, but I have to go with green. Perhaps it needs to become a zippered pillow cover?

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  79. Love them all but the red is my favorite. Great block--have you made one with the background and colours switched? I think it would make a smashing quilt to mix together!

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  80. I follow Benartex (Sew in Love) via eamil

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  81. I follow Benartex on Facebook

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  82. My favorite is green! Great tutorial for a beautiful bright and cheery block?

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  83. All of the colors are gorgeous, but I love purple the most. Great block. Thanks.

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  84. I follow Sew In Love by email

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  85. I follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  86. Solid Burlap Light Lagoon is my favorite.

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  87. I follow the Benartex blog by email and GFC.

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  88. Green has always been my favorite color so Burlap Bright's "Bright Green" it is!

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  89. Blue is always my favorite.

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    3. I am a Facebook follower of benartex, I follow the Benartex blog and get the Mr. B preview pack.

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  90. My favorite is the Blue, with Green a close second. Thanks for the chance.
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  91. My favorite color is grape. Thanks for sharing your joyful block!

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  92. I am following you on Bloglovin. https://www.bloglovin.com/people/pksews-3009461

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  93. I am following you on Instagram. pksolberg

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  94. I like you on Facebook. PK Solberg

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  95. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via Bloglovin

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  96. I like Benartex on Faebook. Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  97. My favorite color is Laguna!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)
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  98. I follow you via email.
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  99. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via email
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  100. I like the purple. Thanks for the great giveaway and block. vickise at gmail dot gmail com

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  101. I am a new follower via email. vickise at gmail dot com

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  102. Always ORANGE! (I have a NJ mailing address.)

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  103. I've had you in my blog readers (now Feedly) for a long time!

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  104. I follow Chrissied on Facebook. (I have a NJ mailing address.)

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  105. I follow Crissied on Instagram. (I have a NJ mailing address.)

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  106. I have the Benartex blog in my Feedly reader. (I have a NJ mailing address.)

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  107. I follow Benartex on Facebook. (I have a NJ mailing address.)

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  108. I liked you on Facebook. vickise at gmail dot com

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  109. I love the purple and the block. I follow Sew In Love with Fabric via email. Thanks for the great giveaway. Got the fingers and toes crossed. bettyharden at charter dot net

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  110. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via email and Facebook. vickise at gmail dot com

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  111. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net11 May 2015 at 22:33

    They are all really pretty, but I will say red.

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  112. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net11 May 2015 at 22:34

    I am one of your followers.

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  113. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net11 May 2015 at 22:35

    I follow you on FB

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  114. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net11 May 2015 at 22:36

    I follow Benartex on FB

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  115. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net11 May 2015 at 22:37

    I am a follower of Sew In Love With Fabric.

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  116. I now follow you on Bloglovin'

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  117. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric on Bloglovin'

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  118. Purple is my favorite.
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  119. I follow you on email
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  120. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric on email.
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  121. I follow Benartex on FB
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  122. I love the sun (yellow). I follow your daily blog.
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  123. I love the red
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  124. I'm just learning about blogging and found yours by way of Debby Kratovil's blog. I have used some fabrics from this company before and this new Burlap Brights looks exciting. I like the purples best

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    1. Just visited Facebook --that's a recent learning experience also! I think the sunny yellow makes a great pairing with the purples I like.

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    2. HI again! Bloglovin is a great place to go also

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    3. SewinLove with Benartex site has changed the fabric that it is using and as a retired teacher I like the new one with books....Possibilities!

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    4. Have visited Benartex on Facebook also. Facebook is new to me also as I just "signed" up a couple of weeks ago so this retired teacher is learning lots of new things...Life Long Learning is great!

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  125. Wow!! How do pick just one color?? Okay, purple. Or blue. Maybe yellow??!!

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  126. I'm a new follower on Bloglovin'.

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  127. I follow Made by Chrissie D on Face Book.

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  128. I follow Sew in Love via Bloglovin'

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  129. I follow Benartex on Face Book.

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  130. I like the green & yellow. And blue.

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  131. Purple or anything close to it. LOL!

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  132. The orange I think! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  133. I'm following you on Bloglovin. I love your tutorial , thank you

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  134. I think my favorite Burlap color is Green, but they are all fabulous

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  135. I'm a long time follower of Sew In Love With Fabric

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  136. I'm also a long time follower of Benartex on FB

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  137. The red and blue.
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  138. I'm a follower of Sew in love with Fabric on Bloglovin.
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  139. I'm now following you on Facebook.
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  140. I like the red Burlap Bright the best.

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  141. I'm following Made By ChrissieD on Bloglovin.

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  142. I believe my favorite color is the purple. All are so beautiful, though. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  143. Following Sew In Love With Fabric on Bloglovin.

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  144. I am a follower by email. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  145. I'm following you on Instagram.
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  146. I am following you by Facebook! cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  147. I love the red. It is so rich.

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  148. I'm following you here on Bloglovin.
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  149. I signed up to follow you on Instagram. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  150. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric by email. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  151. What interesting fabric! Love the texture!

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  152. I follow Benartex on Facebook. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  153. I really like all the colors - the color blue is my favorite but in these burlaps all the colors tempt me.

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  154. I really like the grape color. Thanks.

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  155. It's always hard for me to choose anything other than my favorite color, but again I am doing just that because I really love the Grape. I also like the Denim and a few others.

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  156. I am already a follower via email as well as on Bloglovin'

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  157. I am now following you on Facebook. I was surprised I wasn't already, but when I double checked to be sure before I said I was, I found I wasn't. oops. Sure glad I didn't say I was already like I thought.

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  158. I'm already a follower of Sew in Love with Fabric via email and on Bloglovin' as well.

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  159. I am also a follower of Benartex on Facebook as well.

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  160. I follow Benartex on FB.

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  161. It's not really fair to make us choose only ONE color... But, if I must, I'll go with the gorgeous Green Burlap Bright!

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  162. I follow Made by ChrissieD by email.

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  163. I also follow the Sew in Love with Fabric blog via email.

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  164. My favorite burlap brights color is that beautiful royal blue!

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  165. I am now following you on Bloglovin'

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  166. And I just started following you on Facebook. I don't do Instagram, so I'll have to pass on that entry.

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  167. I already subscribe to the Sew in Love (with fabric) emails, which is how I found this blog hop!

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  168. and last, but not least, I already follow Benartex on Facebook. I really like your block, by the way. I am already envisioning a quilt made from it!

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  169. I follow your blog already. It is very informative for me, the timid quilter

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  170. I follow Sew In Love with Fabric too

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  171. This is really cute fabric and I like your block

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