Thursday, September 25, 2014

RUSH HOUR HOP & 3 GIVEAWAYS!!!

 This giveaway contest is now closed.
Winners will be contacted by email.

I took this stack of RUSH HOUR fabric-licious-ness
  of red, white, black and gray...



and decided to show you how you can use 
an entire collection to make coordinating projects. 
Watch carefully, because when I finish these 5 projects...
 ...only a small pile of scraps will remain.  

Project #1 - Noodlehead Supertote

  Handles 

 

 Front Exterior of Bag & Key Fob 
    


 Front Pocket- QAYG method 
    

 Bag Back - QAYG method
   

 Lining 


Lining Pocket


  Gussets


 Finished tote bag




Project #2 - Journal Cover

My QAYG Journal Cover tutorial here
 (method also used for part of the tote bag above)



    



Project #3 iPad messenger bag

Bag front, flap and handles
  


Bag front - flap up!



Bag back  




Bag lining - Pieced to make the size needed
(why not...scrappy works)


Lining pocket 




Project #4 Mug Rug
Made using my QAYG Mug Rug Tutorial
   
Scraps for the top
My stash fabric for the backing and binding.



Project #5 Pouch

Scrappy pieces sewn into the pattern size needed. 
Straight line kwilting for a modern feel.

Front

Back

and finally...
the remaining scraps..from the 13 FQs



You still here?  I hope sew...because 
I was lucky enough to receive this fabric from StudioE to make my projects...
 I am paying it forward with 3 giveaways!

#1 Giveaway 
The Mug Rug (mug not included)



  #2 Giveaway  
The Fabric Covered Journal



#3 Giveaway 
The Zippy Pouch



Contest is open to ALL- winners selected by random draw 
on October 1  - One entry per person, please.

Tell me which of my 5 projects today, is your fav!

Madame Samm, and Carol thanks for driving us thru this Rush Hour!
StudioE thank you for the fabric!

Now, RUSH on over to see the others in today's hop! 

Thursday, September 25





129 comments:

  1. Wow, Really nice job with all the projects, but I really like your Noodle Head Supertote and the zippy bag the best. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. OH MY GOODNESS!!! You have Been SO BUSY!!!!! I love purse! So cute! You did such a great job on each one! I would love to have any of them!

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  3. Sew much Studio E goodness! I would be proud to own any one. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Five fabulous projects! I like the zippy bag the best.

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  5. They are just too cute. The messenger bag is my favorite, but they are all just great. You were Rushing around!!

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  6. I love them all, but I think the journal cover and zip bag are my favs! pbstrand@msn.com

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  7. You did a great job of using every bit of that fabric. Great ideas. My favorite is the journal cover. What a great bundle of fabric you rushed to use up.

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  8. Now this is my kind of challenge whether it be a nice line bundle or a baggy full of scraps - use to it's fullest!! I am a fan of Noodlehead bags and totes so your bag is just smashing.

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  9. I really love your projects, the ipad bag is so cute.

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  10. The Noodlehead Supertote is absoultely gorgeous, and the zippy bag is my runner up. The other projects are also great in the Rush Hour fabric.
    You did a fantastic job!

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  11. Such great projects, all of them! But my favourite would be the ipad messenger bag.

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  12. All of your projects are wonderful. My favorite is the journal cover.
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  13. Lovely projects, I like the covered journal the best.

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  14. so many lovely things but the mug rug wins for me,

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  15. All your projects are outstanding. I reallly like the mug rug,

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  16. You must have rushed like a mad woman to get all that finished! It all looks amazing. You did very well. I love the mug rug most of all! Thank you for sharing.

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  17. will you look at that fine collection of Rush. each one so well presented, so well executed, so well received to all the winners...

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  18. Gosh Kathy, that was a great showing. I loved all your projects. You really inspired me.

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  19. Seriously...name a single favourite you say. Sorry, can't be done! lol Love all your projects...a fantastic use of fabric! Though if I could choose which one I'd love to win it would be the zippy bag since I haven't learned to put in zips yet ;o)

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  20. Kathy they are all amazing. I love the zippy pouch the most since I cannot sew a zipper and I have made all the other items but never a zippy pouch.

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  21. You sure were a busy lady! My favorite of all your projects is the Ipad Messenger bag. They are all cool but that is my fave.

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  22. How could I choose only one project, I love them All but if I have to pick a favourite it would be the journal cover because I would use it every day

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  23. Wow you were busy love all your projects.. It does seem like beautiful material. Wish I had time to do this hop. It would have been perfect for me. I have been. Rushed all summer and am looking forward to a quiet winter. Thanks for sharing and if I am lucky enought to win one of your beautiful prizes I will be away to Oct 12th. Have a great day.

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  24. Wow you sure get the award for making the best use of your fabric! And all the pieces are beautiful as well as functional, which is great too. I love the messenger bag and the mug rug the best I think, but it's so hard to choose!

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  25. my choice would be the iPad messenger bag..love that!!!
    they are all wonderful, and each piece is fantastic

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  26. Tough choice to make here...all your projects are so darn cute! There is something about that Noodlehead tote that just screams pick me, pick me! Maybe it's the name...maybe its cause it's so much fun! Great job and great give a way!

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  27. I love the i pod messenger bag. I love minis of everything.

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  28. You did an excellent job on all of your projects. I would have to choose the pouch because I could never have enough of those. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. All your projects are great for showcasing the fabric! My favorite is the the messenger bag! How pretty!!!

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  30. Wow...you definitely made use of that sweet bundle of fabric! You want me to pick just one as my fav? Seriously? They are all just amazing and so fun, but since you're forcing me I'd have to say the messenger bag. :O)

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  31. Beautiful projects! I love them - especially the bag. Those are such fun fabrics.

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  32. I think all your projects are great, and look at the scraps you have left. You really worked the fabric well. My favorit project was the iPad messenger bag. Thank your for the giveaway.

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  33. These projects all look great! You made great use of the FQ bundle. The messenger bag is my favourite.

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  34. It was so exciting to follow you on your way to make all the projects :) My favorite was the Noodle Head supertote.

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  35. Wow, a lot of great projects you were able to make with that FQ bundle.

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  36. Kathy I loved all your projects but that IPad messenger bag nearly made me jump up and down - if I hadn't been in a recliner I would have. :) I have two IPads...call me fanatic....one regular and one mini. I've absolutely got to make a messenger bag for my mini since it's the one I most often carry with me. blessings, marlene

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  37. Your 3 bags are my favorite projects. They all look so sharp!

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  38. I think the zippy is my fave but you did great getting all these out of your fabric! :)

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  39. The supertote! I have the pattern but I am a bit too intimidated to try it yet. All 5 projects look lovely.

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  40. Love them all, but really love the iPad messenger bag.
    It's too late for me to make one, though.....already cracked the screen on my iPad...sigh.

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  41. LOve all the projects. Could use them all. I think the tote is my favorite.

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  42. You have so many beautiful projects. I would have to say the first, the tote is my favorite as you can see so many of those wonderful fabrics. I also like the zip bag, I have always enjoyed seeing those bags made up in different fabrics.

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  43. I love your journal cover. I almost always have a small notebook with me but have never made myself a cover. All your projects turned out fantastic, way to utilize the entire FQ bundle!

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  44. Can I have 2 favorites. It would be the I pad bag and the journal cover...But I really do love the fabrics you used...Great colors.

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  45. All of your projects are great, but I really ike the Noodlehead tote bag. yessewingisfun@yahoo.com

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  46. This is a no-brainer, I'm a super tote fan all the way! But your fantastic projects gave me a pause, they are all gorgeous!

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  47. I enjoyed seeing this post!! My fave project? How do you choose?? But I did like the bag, the first one. Probably because I keep thinking I should make myself something like this but don't!! I also liked the mug rug simply because I love to use these things!!
    I also had my eye on the scraps!! lol!! yup, I do think I have a problem!! But it is amazing to see the left-overs from the first pic to the end. You really have done this fabric justice and made wonderful things!! Have a great weekend and I hope you get to spend it anyway you want!

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  48. Hi!!! Wow!!!! That is a lot of fun projects!!! I love all of them!!!! I think my fave would be the Noodle Head Supertote!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  49. I love them all and the fabric is wonderful, but I was thinking I really like the iPad holder....it would be very handy for traveling....and what a great giveaway.....

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  50. Go Buckeye's! All your projects are just fabulous! My favorite would have to be the tote bag. You sure know how to use your fabric well. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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  51. Wow..... I love that you used up just about every scrap and turned that luscious fabric into luscious projects! And they are all great... I think I'd choose the super tote as the show stopper, but they truly are all fabulous and look really well made. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. I really ove how you used almost all in that bundle! My favorite project is definitely the journal cover.

    I am a freak for journal!!!!!

    Thanks for your post!

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  53. The mug rug is my favorite. I just love mug rugs. Loved all your projects with the fat quarters. I learned quite a bit from all that. Thank you.

    bevwalks(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. Wow!
    I like them all but my favourite is your Super Tote!

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  55. You did a great job. Love the no waste. I think the pouch is super cute.

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  56. You sure "rushed" through those projects. Way to go, girl! If I had to choose a fave, it would be the zippy pouch. It's just too cute.

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  57. Wow! That was super and very inspiring. Don't you just love a stack of fabrics in a collection and look at that adorable ribbon! My favorite project was the Supertote mostly because it showcased most all of the fabrics in one way or another. Love the button closure you added. I'm still smiling while I think about your post - what fun it has been - thanks.

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  58. great set of projects - the Rush Hour fabric really makes them come alive!

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  59. You have been sew busy. Wonderful projects and fabric use. Hard to choose a fsavorite but the messanger bag is super or the journal cover with the fabrics on the diagonal. Really cute.

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  60. All five of them are amazing. I'm impressed with the left over scraps. You planned it our very good. That in itself would had taken me weeks. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  61. The super tote is my favorite, but I also like the journal cover, zipper bag, mug rug and the messenger bag.

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  62. I like the zippy pouch...it would be such fun to take along on a trip--an exhausting trip--and it would put a smile on my face!

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  63. They are all great projects. I would say I would use the zippy pouch more than the other 2. Thanks for the inspirational blog.

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  64. Cute projects! Love the zippy pouch!

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  65. Seriously? You want me to pick just one favorite?!? Ok, if I have to it would be the iPad messenger bag. No wait, the journal cover. Oh heck. I can't decide. You did such a wonderful job on all of them and I appreciate the "process photos." What a fun post. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talents with us today. :-)

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  66. Well, You win! The gal who used up the most Rush Hour Fabric!! Each project is unique and SEW usable!! I would love to win that zippy pouch...I love zippy pouches and too afraid of zippers to make one.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  67. Oh My Heavens you are quite the Rush Hour Queen of fabulous projects. And to be so generous to share is amazing. Thank you sew very much for sharing and hopping. Creative Rush Hour Bliss...

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  68. Oh my gosh you sure made some amazing projects!!!! I can't decide which is my favorite, but it vwould be extra special to own one!!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  69. So fun to see you use up the fabric down to that itty bitty pile of scraps! Each project was wonderful. The messenger bag is my fav!

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  70. wow they are all wonderful. I especially love the tote and pouch. Thanks for sharing and for encouraging. quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  71. I love the ipad bag
    Everything was lovely
    Sandy

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  72. all of your projects were wonderful but my personal fav was the messenger bag.

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  73. What a gorgeous collection of co-ordinated projects. I love the Supertote-it could replace my whole purse. Well done.

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  74. Just one??? The Messenger Bag for a tablet is fabulous! But so is the Noodlehead bag! Face it, all of them are awesome!! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!!!

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  75. Wow, what a great use of your fabrics! Love the tote. Great job!

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  76. Oh how mean.....pick only ONE favorite? I could be here all night trying to decide! Okay, I pick the, no wait it's the, noooo it's the .....journal cover, but only by a nose. Sticky notes hold my life together, this is much prettier. All your projects are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  77. Wowzers, do I really have to pick only one? They were all wonderful! But if i had to choose just one, it would be the Ipad messenger bag.

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  78. Great projects. Can I choose all of them that I like the best?

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  79. Kathy, I love, love, love the Ipad messenger bag, every one of the projects were so well done. And the piecing looked great, I agree why not. You have given me new food for thought. Thanks for sharing the idea.
    Be safe and Blessings
    Tonia

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  80. What great projects! I like the zippy bag best. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  81. First of all I love, love these fabrics! You did a fabulous job coming up with all of these idea!
    My fav is the zip bag. I love using zip bags for lots of things.

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  82. WTG, Kathy! You were not kidding about using up all that lovely stack of fabric. Okay, my fav is the ipad messenger bag.

    THX for the giveaway opportunity. You are so sweet to offer the things you made for the hop as the gifties. 3 people are going to be quite happy!

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  83. You sure put your fabric to good use. I bet there's nothing left. Cute projects. I especially like the IPad tote.

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  84. I love the messenger bag - too cute

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  85. They are all cute but the mug rug is my favorite

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  86. Hi Kathy! Sorry to be late...rushing through the day to the end :) Wow! You stretched a zillion terrific projects out of your fabric...whew! My fav is the iPad messenger bag...totally rocks! Okay, now it need to know how you did that "photograph laying on the page with a shadow" look? Fab!

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  87. I really love them all but if I have to pick, the Noodlehead Tote! Thanks :)

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  88. Your projects are all great but my favorite is the zippy pouch. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  89. The supertote is my favorite! Love it!

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  90. All of your projects look so nice, but my favorite is the message bag. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com.

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  91. Oh so you had to make this really tough on me. Pick just one fav? Impossible but if you really insist I'll have to say the Ipad bag.

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  92. Love your projects. I think the ipad messenger bag i my favorite but the zipper pouch is pretty great too.

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  93. Oh the Noodlehead Super Tote is my Fav, but they are all so lovely!! Thanks for showing us the different things to make from a collection that all coordinate so well! Such Inspiration!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  94. Oh my gosh, NoodleHead Supertote, but wait there is a Messenger bag, and a journal cover! I want all of them! I really love the messenger bag the best! Thanks for the chance to win! Mary
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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  95. Well, I don't know if you are the RUSH lady or not, but 5 Projects??? Waoh, waoh, I love your tote, that's my fav! But your mugrug would be perfect for my coffee cup :-)

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  96. Wow! Your fingers have been flying! They're all fabulous pieces, my favourite is the journal.

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  97. Your Supertote is perfection, all the extras make it so nice, the gussets, key fob etc...
    and I love the little zip bag with the FAB red text -
    You nailed the challenge!

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  98. What a wonderful array of projects. Very hard to pick just one, but if I really have to, probably the Supertote, I love bags so I could easily add the zipper bag & the messenger bag.
    lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  99. They are really great! What fabulous ideas you had there. I love the patterns you chose for them....perfect!

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  100. I love all of the projects, and I know it is just a small little thing, but my favorite is the Mug Rug!!

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  101. I love all of your projects, but the zippy pouch is my favorite! I love the texty top and scrappy sides. It's hard to stop looking at it! Your purse has the same fun effect. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Kathy, you've been so busy! Holy cow!

    I'm inspired by your bags. I've had an Amy Butler "Weekender" pattern for some time now that I really *want* to tackle but I'm a bit scared by it, lol.

    So awesome that Studio E sponsored all of this goodness!! And what a gorgeous line to work with, your projects (as always) are awesome and showcase the line beautifully!

    I'm sure Studio E is watching and will love what you've done!

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  103. What a great line of projects. I love them all, and so usable. I love when you can create a whole grouping of projects. You did a fabulous job on everything. I love the journal cover. I love to keep journals, and that would fill the bill.

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  104. I love the fact you have used every scrap of fabric:) My favourite Iis the IPAD bag, very nice:)

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  105. I LOVE your projects. I have a weeakness for bags and accessories.

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  106. I love them all - what's not to love? It's impossible to pick just one :) Fantastic job.

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  107. All of the projects are great - my favourite is the Noodlehead SuperTote - love the QAYG look
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  108. I adore your bag pack with that cute lining that is text! thanks!

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  109. The tote bag is super cute and perfect for these fabrics! Well donw!

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  110. I think they're all great projects, and I love the fabric, but my favourite is the journal cover. The coffee mug fabric on the back page is just perfect for a journal!

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  111. What a difficult choice - they are each fantastic in their own way. I think I adore the Zippy pouch the most. Thanks for participating in the hop and all the wonderful inspiration.

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  112. My favorite using this absolutely gorgeous collection is the ipad cover. My kids fidted me with my own ipad recently and it has become my new best friend. Having a cover to be able to transport it would ve perfect. And the striking colors i this fsbric collection would be smashing. Hope I win!

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  113. Thanks for sharing so many projects. I love the zippy pouch, a girl can never have too many, I have one for scissors, one for tape measures, one for needle threaders and seam rippers etc. Thanks for a great giveaway too.x

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  114. Wow, look at all those projects. My favourite is the journal cover, I love the diagonal stripes.

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  115. The Super Tote is awesome but I love the notebook cover! I am going to have to make one of those for myself!

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  116. Kathy, I LOVE the tote bag. I must make one of those. You have made me 'NEED' to purchase a fat quarter bundle of a line of fabrics so that I can see how many projects I can make from a bundle!!! Love everything you came up with. You are SEW crafty!!!!

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  117. aww. you mean the Super tote isn't up for grabs, that's my fav ;)but I also love the mug rug and the journal cover.

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  118. I like the Fabric covered journal.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  119. Wow! lots of wonderfulness to see here. All your bags are fabulous! I love the stripes, and the quilting, and just everything!!

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  121. Your photos are fabulous - I thoroughly enjoyed looking at each one. My fav project is the ipad messenger bag (closely followed by the zipper pouch). I love all the fabrics you used!

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  122. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netSeptember 30, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    I am falling more and more in love with the Rush Hour fabric. Your projects are all great, and it is hard to choose just one. I guess I will choose your supertote.

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  123. 5 projects! Now I feel like a slacker. : )
    Those are so cute - especially the iPad Messenger bag. I really should make one. Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

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  124. I loved all your projects! I really loved the iPad bag and the tote bag. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  125. I love all the projects and the fabrics...my favorite project is the mugrug :D

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