Friday, September 4, 2009

Fresh, Flirty & Fabulous ~ Giveaway

I'm ready to sew aprons. Thanks for all of the comments.
Our big winner is ...drumroll....#282 -- Dawn. Congrats!
Can't wait to see what fabric you pick.
A little American Retro would be perfect with today's giveaway...





Giveaway is the


A is for Apron book by Nathalie Mornu


25 Fresh & Flirty Designs





AND



2.5 yards of fabric, your choice from the store!




To get another entry, check out Jodi's new & improved blog



(formerly Simply This That & the Other)

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& sign up to be a follower of her Needle little Inspiration page





To enter the giveaway, leave a comment about your favorite apron or apron pattern. In another comment, tell me if you signed up to be a follower.

Hey, and if you're not a follower of this blog, sign up & that would get you another entry too!



So there are three separate comments/entries possible on this blog:


Example:



Comment 1) apron....words...words, Quilt Taffy, you rock :-)



Comment 2) Signed up for Jodi's blog


Comment 3) Signed up to be a follower of your blog (OR I'm already a follower)



Random drawing Friday night.

349 comments:

  1. The only aprons I've made so far are the "lets just cut a square and add a tie" type. Not exactly winning any pattern contests! I've been yeyballing this book and here's hoping I win! I can think of at least 4 Christmas gifts that would be made from it!

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  2. Oh, and I'm already a follower. How could I not be since Quilt Taffy rocks!!

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  3. I'm totally following Jodi's blog now. How can I not! And why haven't I known about her before? Gah, think of all this wasted time:)

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  4. I am not participating in the giveaway, let some nice ingenuous quilter receive the same. The words retro and aprons - means a lot to me. I am desperately searching for the Retro Kitchen Aprons cross stitch kit, that is why. LOL!!

    And i am already your follower!! quilter or not.

    I hope to applique some day, Taffy and if i get the hang of it and love it will try quilting too:)

    I will now go and check the Needle little Inspiration site.

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  5. Apron is to keep your clothes clean while doing house work which I don't use but if you are giving one, I don't mind wearing it.

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  6. You are part of my daily blog but NOW I will be a follower (I thought I was).

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  7. Oh my gosh, I have SOOOOOO many apron patterns and guess what! I have never made an apron for myself. Yeah, seriously! ONE of my favorites is Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates.

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  8. Signed up to follow Jodi's newer blog. I had been a follower on her old blog as well.

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  9. Follower of your blog for awhile now. :) LOVE that flowered fabric you are showing there and the yellow/white dot. Mmmmmmm

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  10. My favourite apron is a rather ugly apron that my grandma and I made when I was little and is almost falling to bits now. I would make her and I new (matching) aprons to wear at christmas.

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  11. Now following Jodi, gorgeous blog. Reading through it will keeep me busy for the next couple of hours!

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  12. Apron is very useful in the kitchen! I usually use the classic apron.

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  13. I'm a follower on Quilt taffy as well (I'm pretty sure I click the right button)

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  14. An apron I'd love to try is Lila Tueller's Funked Out Apron. My only aprons so far are not from patterns. Thanks for the chance!!

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  15. I'm now following Jodi's blog. : )

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  16. And I've been a follower of yours for a while now. Love your blog!!

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  17. please include me I am a follower of your blog.
    Karen

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  18. I actually really liked that orange apron your friend from the retreat found, it was vintage and a wrap around style, but you guys couldn't tell what it was? Member that one? hehe. She should use it to make a pattern and sell it at Quilt Taffy, cuz Quilt Taffy rocks!! yeah.

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  19. Just so y'all know, you're gonna have like, 1000 comments on this here post lol. I follow you, of course!

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  20. I want this book so bad!! I signed up to follow Needle Little Inspiration...what a clever name and great blog!! How is it that I've never come across it before! Thanks for the link up :)

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  21. My favorite apron is a blue one that my grandmother made.
    Thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

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  22. gee, I couldn't have said it better myself. Quilt Taffy - You totally Rock Babe!

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  23. I like both of Cindy Taylor Oates Retro apron books. You can do so many different things with them.

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  24. I'm already following Jodi's blog. C'mon, you are two folks I visit every day if there's a new post! ;)

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  25. I need a new apron. Even have the stuff for it. Cherries and dots. What more can you ask for?
    But I need an inspiration...and QuiltTaffy rocks the inspiration!

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  26. Good thing I've got you on Bloglines to catch all that inspiration! ;)

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  27. and Jodi's blog? *faints*

    I think I could find some serious inspiration there, too. Good thing I popped her into my "Crafty" folder in bloglines, today! Thanks for sharing her! ♥

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  28. I have resisted the urge to make an apron but if I won this book I would have to do it. I subscribe to your feed because I don't use the follower.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I have subscribed to Jodi's new blog too

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  30. I'm sure my favorite apron would be one I would make from the book! Thanks for the chance, and yes, Quilt Taffy, you ladies do rock!

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  31. I have a couple aprons I made years ago. Need to get them out.

    I don't do the follow thing as I use google.com/reader to track my favorite blogs. So. Jodi's been added. Love her Moda tutorial.

    I also have YOU in my google reader ... I never miss a post. Of course, I love taffy. (LOL)

    thanks

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  32. My favorite aprons were the ones my Grandma wore up at our cottage in Vermont. So colorful and cheery and we knew when she donned the apron there were homemade chocolate chip cookies coing!

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  33. I love Jodi and I signed up to follow her new site a few days ago.


    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  34. I have been following you for a while as well - love you!

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  35. This giveaway is amazing! thank you!
    my favourite apron is the Emmeline Apron
    http://www.sewliberated.com/patterns/emmeline.html

    but I've yet to get up the courage to make it myself--maybe this book is just the ticket to get my apron making skills cookin'!

    p.s. Quilt Taffy, you ROCK! :)

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  36. I am a follower of Pleasant Home

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  37. I am also a follower of yours (of course!)

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  38. I have an apron that I got as a wedding present. I still think of the giver of that apron when I see it or think of aprons!

    Kim
    kimrward@charter.net

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  39. Oh yeah! Thanks for the link to another awesome blog. I'm gonna be following that as well!

    Kim
    kimrward@charter.net

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  40. My favorite apron is the one my mom wears...my grandma used to wear it, and i hope to wear it one day! its pictured in many family holiday photos!
    Thanks for the chance
    Krousegirl2 at aol dot com
    Jenny

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  41. I follow your blog!
    krousegirl2 at aol dot com
    Jenny

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  42. I follow Jodi's blog as well. Thanks.
    Krousegirl2 at aoldot com
    Jenny

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  43. My favorite apron was giving to me as a wedding gift from my sister...very lovely brown toile. just love it!
    brina
    blrohloff at aol dot com

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  44. I have some aprons my grandmother made in the 40's - and the patterns. I love them but don't want to wear them out so my favorite will be one of the full length ones in the book - I love the retro look but I need more coverage! I'm a lttle messy!

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  45. I love any apron that looks retro. I love using fresh new fabrics with the old designs.

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  46. Love the fabrics. They look so bright and inviting.

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  47. I'm following Jodi's blog! Thanks for the tip!

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  48. Of course Quilt Taffy is in my reader!

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  49. I already have you in my reader!

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  50. AND I already have Jodi in my reader!

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  51. AND I sure would love to win that book! I think I'd love to whip up some aprons for xmas gifts! Thanks for yet another fabulous giveaway!

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  52. I have been following Jodi's blog for a while and already switched over to Pleasant Home - loved her pictures of her family and their history! I'm a genae nut too!

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  53. Already a follower of the fabulous Quilt Taffy. :-)

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  54. I am a follower of this blog, love the giveaway!

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  55. Quilt Taffy has the best giveaways! I'm a follower for sure!

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  56. Oh please pick me,me,me,me!!!!

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  57. I'm following Jodi's blog now! Cute!

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  58. I am already a follower of your blog, and I love it!!! You guys rock, rock, rock!!!

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  59. AND I just signed up for Jodi's blog--very cute!

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  60. I wear an apron every day. I have for years. I like full aprons the cover top and bottom like a chef apron. Would love a new apron pattern book.

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  61. I am a follower of This That and the Other and have found her new page.

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  62. I am also a follower of your blog. Love them both.

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  63. My fav apron pattern so far is "The Lucy Apron" from Brassy Apple. So cute and great for everything. Not too tight or too loose or too long. Just perfect.

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  64. I made my mom two aprons from a terry cloth towel that we found at a thrift store. She prefers terry aprons so she can wipe her hands as she's cooking. I just added cut the towel in half, added ties and she had two aprons.

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  65. I bought an apron pattern last Summer while in UT on vacation, and I still haven't made it yet. I think it was called Emmaline? Something like that?! Anyway, I love it and can't wait to make it! OK off to Jodi's new blog...

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  66. I am already a follower of your blog ;)

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  67. I now follow your blog- although I was following with my google reader already! :)

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  68. And I am now following Pleasant Home.

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  69. And I am now following Needle Little Inspiration and Jodi's new blog - was already following the old one ;)

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  70. I am anew follower, so I'm following your blog!
    :-D)

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  71. and I love your blog... those fabrics and that pattern are yummy...

    Quilt Taffy, you rock!
    Thanks for offering this giveaway!
    WOW!

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  72. i love any apron pattern. i really like making the flirty skirt from threaded pear studio.

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  73. I love aprons and have several that all need to be replaced.
    I already follow this blog but now I'm going to check out the other one. Thanks. I love the fabrics

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  74. OK...apron...love them...today's my birthday...quilt taffy rocks...I wanna win...I should win...shouldn't I?
    ...thanks!p.s.I love fabric...obvious...!

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  75. I'm a faithful Q.T. (quetee) follower.

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  76. I love Jodi's blog, have been and still am a follower. Thanks.

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  77. My favorite apron is one that was my Grandma's. I afraid we have just about worn it out. I haven't made any yet, but I'm planning to for Christmas gifts.

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  78. I follow Jodi's blog through reader.

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  79. I follow you through reader. I love your blog!

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  80. My favorite apron was one my Mom made for me when I was three, it was all different sizes of polka dots in bright colours and I can remember it having red binding around the arm openings.

    Carolyn*

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  81. I am already a follower :)

    Carolyn*

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  82. I am also a follower of Jodi's :)

    Carolyn*

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  83. My Mom use to make the full cover apron's just like the one's my Grandma would wear! I loved them so much, I would just store them in a drawer to wear for special occasions...but why? Who wants to get a "special occasion" apron dirty? :) I love you blog.
    Terry
    tlbunker@hotmail.com
    Blog....Be grateful, Be true

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  84. Apron - I like to make retro aprons and my favorite is McCall's MP287, view C...Everyone thinks it looks like a sexy little dress!

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  85. I'm already a follower of your blog and have bought fabric from you and LOVE it! You're my favorite charm supplier!

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  86. I'm on my way to sign up for Jodi's thingy! I'll be a follower in a jiffy!

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  87. My favorite apron is one my grandma made for me when I was 5 or 6 years old. It's all done with title little hand stitches and my initial at the top. Here it is
    http://jakoblaylaruby.blogspot.com/2009/05/thrift-find-and-my-old-apron.html
    You have a great blog.

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  88. I have been following your blog for a while. Love it.

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  89. I am following Jodi's blog. Thanks

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  90. Well...Ive only made one apron and it was "apron in an hour" tutorial...so I really need to win this so I can make a rockin apron, right??? : )

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  91. I am following Jodi's blog too!

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  92. My favorite apron pattern is the "Apron in an Hour" from the Stop Staring and Start Sewing blog. It's super simple, but I'd love to win your book and try something new!

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  93. I have been following forever cuz quilt taffy rocks!! : )

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  94. I am in love with aprons but still haven't made one for myself.

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  95. I'm now a Quilt Taffy follower!

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  96. I'm a follower of Jodi's blog, too.

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  97. You just HAVE to pick me this time :)!!!! Ok, I like the apron on the cover- it actually looks like one that I could sew :) I'm still learning!

    candy at afconnect dot com

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  98. I follow your blog :)

    candy at afconnect dot com

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  99. I am following Jodi's blog too :)

    candy at afconnect dot com

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  100. I haven't made any aprons, but I REALLY need to replace the utilitarian apron that I stole from my mom when I went off to college 10 years ago. Anything would be better than the green checkered apron! Maybe that's why I don't use because "nothing" is better!

    I am partial to the half aprons though. Thanks for the giveaway

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  101. I have some vintage Christmas aprons that I love to wear around the holidays.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  102. I am now a follower of Jodi's blog. I just found her thanks to you.

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  103. I am now an "official follower" of Quilt Taffy even though I had you in my favorites since finding you earlier this year and look you up weekly to see whats new.

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  104. My favorite apron patten is one with a bib. Quilt Taffy you rock really!

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  105. I don't have a favourite apron pattern, but my favourite apron is one of my mom's that is a real 'little house on the prairie' apron - complete with gingham, ruffles and ric rac. Thanks for a great give-away.

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  106. My favorite apron is the one I am wearing at the moment. I am a messy cook, so an apron is essential.

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  107. I love the little half aprons. I usually just make my own. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing such a great giveaway. Quilt Taffy Rocks!!!!

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  108. I'm following Jody's Needle little inspiration blog.... Love it.

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  109. I'm also following your blog....So much fun!!!1

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  110. I have only made one apron and didn't love it, so winning a new cute one would be great! Love your site!

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  111. Perhaps it is because cooking is NOT my forte, but I still haven't figured out what to do with an apron. Of course there are many fun patterns out there. . . the Emmeline Apron is one of my favorite. Thank you!

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  112. Signed up to follow Jodi's blog!

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  113. I like half aprons, although from there I'm not sure that I have a favorite. Cute, but not too frilly. Thanks for the giveaway.
    spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

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  114. I like the aprons from the 30's and 40's! And preferably the full apron to protect my clothing!!!
    libertythreads@charter.net

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  115. I now follow your blog! How exciting.

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  116. And now I follow Needle Little Inspiration. Weh... that was a lot of work.

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  117. I am a follower!
    libertythreads@charter.net

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  118. I just signed up to follow Jodi's new blog!
    libertythreads@charter.net

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  119. I've only made one type of apron so far. Fabritopia's Apron in an Hour. But I'd love to get this book. Aprons are great gifts and Christmas is coming!

    Thanks for having this giveaway! (Quilt Taffy, you rock!)

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  120. I already follow your blog. And I love it!

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  121. wowzers. what a giveaway! i am loving the retro. and of course the quilt taffy. i adore aprons - any apron.

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  122. I am now a follower of Needle Little Inspiration.

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  123. My favorite apron will always be my blue one. I made it with my Mom years and years ago. But a girl can never have too many aprons!

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  124. I am following Jodi's blog now!!

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  125. Jodi always features the best bloggers. Glad to meet you.

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  126. And I'm following your blog too! =]

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  127. I love the bandanna aprons. Super quick and easy!

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  128. sexy aprons are my fave. i do need a cute patteren

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  129. i am a follower on Jodi's blog

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  130. i am now a follower on your blog

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  131. It is ment to be! I am badly in need of an apron, since I don't own one :). I have a two year old I am always covered in food anyway. This give away is awesome!

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  132. Of course I am a Quit Taffy follower, you guys along with two other blogs are the reason I started quilting.

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  133. My favorite is the Emmeline apron but sadly I've made it twice for others, and have yet to make one for me.

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  134. I follow the Quilt Taffy blog :)

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  135. I have two Emmeline Aprons that I've made. I love them, but I would like to make a retro style apron too. :)

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  136. I love Jodi's Blog. I am a follower of hers. I love all these giveaways and the giveaway I did on Monday!!

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  137. I love the flirty skirty pattern. I've made several aprons from it.

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  138. Yes I am a follower of this blog-love the ideas and loving all the fabrics!

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  139. I have a crazy obsession for aprons. My favortie was my Grandmothers. Next favorite was a adorable Retro apron I purchased from Etsy.

    Oh and Quilt Taffy Rocks!! (We need some more videos of you being whitty.)

    Anjeanette

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  140. Love your blog just signed up as a follower what took me so long?

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  141. My favorite apron is one that was given to me by my great-grandmother. It is so pretty, with all kinds of little flowers hand-embroidered on it. Very sentimental :)

    And Quilt Taffy rawks :D

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  142. I am now following Pleasant Home! Such a cute blog.

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  143. And of course I follow you too.. cuz as I said, Quilt Taffy rawks :)

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  144. I don't have a favorite apron yet, but I've been just dying to try one. I've had my eye on that apron book for ages and would absolutely LOVE to win it!! So happy that Jodi sent me over, I love your site.

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  145. I love Jodi and am one of her followers.

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  146. Signing up to be one of your followers now. So happy to have found you.

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  147. I haven't made an apron in a long time but I definitely prefer a butcher type of apron. I'm messy!

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  148. I've added your blog to my google reader account.

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  149. I have a vintage Christmas apron that I love, it was my mom's bff's moms...I also have an apron that was a faux Grandma to me....bought it at the estate sale at her house several years ago...wore it to the farm chicks this year!

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  150. I now a follower, I already follow Jodi's blog and I love wearing aprons cause I am a very messy cook. While I have made aprons for other people I have never made myself one. My favorite is a one my husband bought my - I've washed it a million times.

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  151. Ok I remember my grandmother wearing aprons. always had a ruffle around the bottom. Her house always smelled of fresh bread. I'm sure it was the apron that helped make it that way. :o]
    Hope you have a great day. :o}
    Regena

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  152. OK I signed up to be a follower of Needle little inspiration.
    Thanks
    Regena

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  153. I just signed up to be a follower
    Thanks
    Regena

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  154. My favorite apron (being my ONLY apron) is the one I just received today from a swapmeet! :) I have made a couple of aprons, and my favorite pattern would be the one I made up for my sister's apron this past spring (it was reversible). Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. I love my apron patterns from Mary Jane's Farm. They are all so cute. I didn't realize that I wasn't a follower... but I am now. QT is awesome!

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  156. I love Jodi's new makeover! I'm definately a follower:)

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  157. I love that line of fabric. Though I have that book. But it could always be a present if I won!

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  158. To be honest I have never made an apron and BTW Quilt Taffy, you rock!!
    I am a follower of both blogs! Thanks for this chance!

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  159. My favorite apron is one I made years ago that is from a dishcloth calendar for 1981, the year I was born. (I found it in a box of yard sale fabric when I was staying with some friends on a farm up in Indiana one summer.) I actually collect aprons so I have a ton that I have made or purchased at thrift and antique stores, but that one is my fave-quite ugly-but still my favorite!!

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  160. (Oops! I forget to post earlier that the fabric I would like is the Spooktacular Halloween Moda fabric-black scroll. I am so in the Fall mood now!!

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  161. Aprons... well, I try to wear them because I like the romance of the days of yester-years. Maybe if I had a mroe attractive one, it would work out for me.

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  162. I've been a subscriber to Jodi's blog for a long time. MY favorite Apron is one my Grandma had, and it's the full cover, pull over the head and tie behind your back kind...lovely!

    This site is awesome, I'm going to add you to my Google Reader!

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  163. I'm following you now...please please pick ME!

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  164. I'm a follower of Jodie's, as well.

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  165. OOooooh I want A is for Apron! I like the old school scalloped apron pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

    megan.nadalet at gmail dot com

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  166. I already follow Pleasant Home, Needle Little Inspiration AND the original!

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  167. Hm, now this one is a little harder- what apron is my fav? Well, it's not vintage, but my MIL had a black apron embroidered with a bumblebee and the words "Queen Bee" for my birthday one year. It is my favorite because she had it done especially for me!! And that makes me feel SPECIAL!! :0)

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  169. I LOVE aprons, especially retro patterns and fabric. I love them because I actually need them. I cook a lot and will ruin whatever I am wearing if I don't have an apron on. But mostly I love them because my grandma ALWAYS wore one and they remind me of her. Aprons make me happy!

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  170. I love aprons, my favorite must be my Leela apron, I love the retro fabric as well and am a follower of jodi's blog love ya shelto

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