Monday, November 27, 2017

Modern Marks Blog Hop

Today is the first day of the Modern Marks Blog Hop.




If you are new to Patterns By Jen, welcome! I hope you enjoy your stop. Sew In Love With Fabric (Benartex's blog) has an interview with Christa to start off the blog hop. Don't miss the rest of the bloggers listed at the end of the post, and the giveaway!





Modern Marks is Christa Watson's first fabric line for Benartex.




The colors are bright and saturated. Pictures just don't do the fabric justice, you really have to have them in hand to appreciate the gorgeousness of this fabric collection.




I love a good, colorful selvage, don't you?




The fabric is like butter, really.  I don't wash my fabrics before I use them, and when the fabric is soft and easy to work with, it makes the process more enjoyable. There was very little "fraying" of the edges while I worked with them, too, and THAT is a huge selling point for me.




I designed Broken Panes to show off the large prints of Modern Marks. Christa's use of interesting and funky shapes within each color makes for great movement throughout each square.




The fabrics work really well in a big block quilt.




These colors just pop!




You can find a list of shops that carry Christa's Modern Marks HERE. If your local quilt shop doesn't carry them, you should definitely recommend it to them.




Thank you, Christa for the great fabrics to work with. The color, the shapes, the fabrics were a bright, fun group to work with.

Giveaway!

You can win a bundle of 8 - 10 fabrics from the Modern Marks line. In the comments let me know your favorite quilt size to make and I will pick a winner Saturday, December 2. Sorry, giveaway is only open to US residents.

Please make sure to leave your email address, as I have had winners in the past who didn't receive their prize, because they were a no-reply commenter. Ex. patternsbyjen(at)gmail(dot)com

Happy Stitching!
Jen

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Modern Marks Blog Hop

Monday
HollyAnne Knight- String & Story

Tuesday
Yvonne Fuchs - Quilting Jetgirl
Vicki Holloway-My Creative Corner3

Wednesday
Hilary Jordan - Aurifil
Pam Cobb - The Stitch TV Show

Thursday
Heather Black - Quiltachusetts
Andrea Tsang Jackson - 3rd Story Workshop

Friday
Tara Miller - The Quilt District
Stephanie Kendron - Modern Sewciety

121 comments:

  1. I like making full sized quilts - Thank you!

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  2. I like to make twin size quilts for charity.

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  3. I like making large throws now that I am older!!! The huge quilts are too heavy now!! Thank you!
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  4. Lap quilts are my go-to, as I am working on a domestic machine! Achievable! Thank you, Susan

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  5. I usually make queen quilts. Steelers win! at the last second!! (_bosissy)
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  6. This quilt turned out so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. Love the quilt. I try for lap to twin size. Easy for me to handle.

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  8. I follow Christa, buy her books and love her fabrics. I enjoy simple patterns that showcase the fabric and quilting. Your featured quilt certainly fits my preferences! I prefer to quilt wallhangings and throws for display. dawnspero@yahoo.com

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  9. I love your quilt. Lately I have been making queen sized quilts.

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  10. I like making queen size, but a lot of the ones I have made lately are lap to twin. I am trying to use up stash, and don't have enough of a fabric to make a queen. ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Love your Broken Panes quilt... I tend to make big quilts... I see them as useable quilts.

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  12. I enjoy lap or throw size quilts now. They are manageable size for me to quilt on my domestic machine. You can notify of my win at nancymenn05 (at) gmail (dot) com. (Not sure how to remove donor reply as I have tried.

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  13. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netNovember 27, 2017 at 11:15 AM

    The most common size I have made is twin sized, but I think I am going to start making more throws and baby quilts because they will be easier to handle during the quilting and binding steps. They also will take less time.

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  14. I tend to make large Throw/Lap quilts and Baby quilts more than anything else. This fabric collection is just fabulous with all of its bright and beautiful colors! I thank you for the chance to win some of these great fabrics! brendunderscoreackatyahoodotcom

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  15. I make lots of large lap quilts, especially for gifts. And lately I've made lots of table runners as well. These fabrics and what you did with them are fantastic!
    jklmengland at windstream dot net

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  16. I really like to make large lap quilts a minimum of 60 x 72. I like to wrap up in my quilts and would want others to do the same.This fabric collection is fabulous with the color palette and patterns. Just fabulous.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. Lap size! Any bigger and it seems to take FOREVER to do the FMQ!!!
    lucy.durfee(at)prodigy.net

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  18. I make queen size the most, although lately there have been quite a few baby quilts. Thanks for the chance :)

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  19. As a fairly new quilter, I tend to make baby quilts and lap or throw quilts.

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  20. I like to make quilts for the beds in my home...so twin through King!
    Ohioholman (at) aol (dot)com

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  21. My favorite size is about 60 x 60 or smaller, rectangular or square will work, so I'm also doing sofa throw quilts for the most part.

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  22. HI,BABY CHARITY QUILTS (36"x42")for my local Mom's Charity! Thanks for your Blog+a neat Giveaway too! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  23. I like queen size quilts, or table runners if I want something quick.

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  24. Great post--really showed the fabrics well!! I love your pattern! I like to make quilts of any size--depends on the purpose. Thanks and have a great day!! lizardcreekquilting(at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. I love that pattern and the fabrics you used. I don't know that I have a favorite pattern...but I am drawn to stars. I appreciate that this fabric is so bright and cheerful. Definitely would love to sew with it!!

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  26. My favorite size is a large throw (or twin-bed) sized quilt. Your quilt using Modern Marks is fabulous.

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  27. Fabulous quilt and wonderful, vibrant fabrics.
    I tend to make minis lately. I have started to make a bed quilt once or twice, and ended up turning it into a wall quilt instead. Less kitty fur on it that way. :)

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  28. Lovely quilt and this
    fabric line is so pretty.
    I don't quilt but I love
    using fat quarters for
    bags and other fun items.
    Carla from Utah

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  29. I make mostly throw size and larger

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  30. Any size quilt floats my boat--depends on where I want to use it!
    judyforkner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I enjoy making throw or lap sized quilts. Love the fabric! crazeematz@gmail.com

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  32. Kathy -- I like to make lap quilts, Child size, since I can quilt them myself.

    petuniakr@aol.com

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  33. I love making XL throw sized quilts. I like my quilts on the long side so my motto is the bigger the better! Thanks for the chance to win! sarah123quilt {AT} gmail [ d o t ] com

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  34. My favorite quilt size is a large lap quilt approximately 60 x 72.

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  35. I mostly make throw size quilts but occasionally make queen and once even a king size quilt.

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  36. I love to make throw size—large enough to snuggle on the couch seejenquilt@gmail.com

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  37. Love your quilt design! I don't think I've made anything larger than a lap quilt, so that's my go to size; and baby quilts. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I've been admiring this bundle since it came out.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  38. I like to make bed size quilts. They seem to get the most use from my family.

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  39. I like to make large wall hangings or large lap quilts. This is a manageable size for me.

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  40. Gosh, this is such a cool quilt! My favorite size is a baby/crib quilt. It's just enough to not get tangled up when machine quilting and yet I don't get too tired of it! duchick at gmail dot com

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  41. Currently, I'm into the lap size. Love your quilt. odiane79 at yahoo.com

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  42. My favorites are lap quilts & baby quilts. Thanks.

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  43. I don't like to make any quilt larger than a throw. survivor972002@midco.net

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  44. Lap size is big enough for me.

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  45. I'm working on my first real quilt right now which is 90 x90. I think I'll try for a mini next!!!

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  46. Beautiful quilt! I personally like queen size, but they are so hard to work with, so I usually make baby or twin size quilts.
    rd_men3535@yahoo.com

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  47. Your quilt is amazing! I usually make throw/lap sized quilts.

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  48. I like making lap sized or throw sized.angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  49. Lap size is my favorite quilt size to make. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  50. Love your quilt! I like making full/queen size quilts.

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  51. Lap sized quilts are my favorite - I can (just barely) handle those on my machine.

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  52. My favorite size is a baby quilt as I can do it all on my home machine!

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  53. I like a large throw/twin size.

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  54. I like throws to twin size quilts, but have done most all sizes.

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  55. I enjoy making large lap quilts. deb(dot)rick@live(dot)com

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  56. I love to make twin to queen size quilts, some picture size.

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  57. I like to make full size to king size quilts.

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  58. I prefer to make baby quilts. They are the perfect size to try out an idea and quickly have a gift or donation available pennylanequilts (at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I like to make lap size quilts.
    tvonzalez at gmail dot com

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  60. I like to make quilts to fit my bed

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  61. I love to make lap sized quilts kjacobson31(at)gmail(dot)com

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  62. Usually the quilt "tells" me how large it wants to be -- basically, large lap to twin. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I love making twin and queen quilts. Bigger is better, lol! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing fabrics by Christa!

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  64. I enjoy making lap size. Although lately it has been NICU quilts.

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  65. Love the quilt you made, beautiful! I enjoy making full size quilts although I have other sizes I’m working on as well.

    Super giveaway!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. Hello Jen, wow that is so bright and Happy. Modern Marks is beautiful--congrats Christa!!
    I love making QUeen size, usually get to full size cut and realize I've miscalculated my yardage or precuts and stop there.

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

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  67. I've been making throw quilts lately. But I like to make full-size quilts. They are so useful and just look great on a bed! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  68. I do any size quilt, but prefer 60" x 60" for just about anyone. Love the quilt and fabrics.

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  69. I like full size the best.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  70. I usually make queen size quilts, but I make king size quilts, too!
    cecilialyoung at gmail.com

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  71. I like the 60" by 60" size. rita_l_39212@yahoo.com

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  72. I like to make lap size quilts.

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  73. Wonderful design utilizing the fabrics. And I checked out the fabric on Christa's site and love it all. Thanks for participating.

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  74. Gorgeous fabrics! Great quilt! I love making lap size quilts! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I don't have a favorite, just whatever I need to make.

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  76. Any size that is needed. Thanks so much for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  77. My favorite size is lap quilts. Gorgeous fabrics.

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  78. Beautiful fabric!
    I used to make queen sized for gifts, but now I've downsized to larger lap size when I make them for gifts.

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  79. I mostly like to hang my quilts on the wall or use them as table toppers.

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  80. My favorite finishes are those large enough to snuggle under, whether on the sofa or on a bed. I have a throw-size on the wall right now, so yeah, that is fUn too..

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  81. I mostly enjoy making lap size quilts but my sweet husband loves those that cover the entire bed. so it is usually a bed-size that I end up making ~ quiltlovefordomesticfelicity (at) gmail (dot) com

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  82. I have made all sizes of quilts but now prefer the smaller sizes but big enough to snuggle under on the couch. Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabrics. hrglover at hotmail dot com...Helen G.

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  83. Large lap size is my typical size to make. mlmcspadden at juno dot com

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  84. I prefer a full size quilt. debbie@wowilikethat dot com

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  85. I prefer to make large lap sized quilts. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  86. Your Quilt is Beautiful! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)
    I like to make large Throw-size quilts..and Baby quilts. bearpaws9(at)copper(dot)net

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  87. I like making long throw size quilts, My second choice is queen or king. I love what you did with the Modern Marks fabric!

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    1. forgot my email: sabolnd@gmail.com for the Janet Sabol comment. Hope I WIN!!

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  88. Final try to comment. I like to make baby or lap quilts best as they are the quickest in which you can see the pattern in repeat. I get most satisfaction from bed quilts but I do get bored sewing the same block(s). Thank you for designing and making a quilt just to display Christa's fabric. That was generous of you along with being part of the hop. Not many will create a quilt. I truly appreciate that. Hopefully when I win this fabric I love. I will buy your pattern and make a bed size quilt...I will send a pic. Thanks again. robinsbusiness@hotmail.com

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  89. While I mostly make baby quilts, my most fun quilts have been full size. I'm loving your use of white to make these fun colors pop. Gorgeous! Dirtbikergirl at hotmail dt com

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  90. Your design really did show off those prints - nicely done!

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  91. My favorite quilt size to quilt is a queen. Awesome colorful quilt!

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  92. I love lap quilts and baby quilts as they are a quick finish.

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  93. I'd most likely make a lap quilt with this beautiful bundle. Thanks for the chance to win.
    jlpfeffer at gmail dot com

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  94. I like lap quilts with soft flannel on the back. Love your quilt!

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  95. I like to make lap quilts the most. Faster to do and easier to machine quilt.
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  96. My favorite size quilt to make is a lap size. I love the quilt you made with Christa's fabrics!

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  98. I prefer baby-to-toddler size quilts because that is the biggest size I can handle on my home machine! baj555(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  99. I like to make child/toddler size quilts (40"x52"). rozz01(at)cox(dot)net

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  100. I make a lot of smaller quilts that our guild calls love knots that are donated to a local children's advocacy center and throw sized quilts that go to the cancer center. My favorite size is art quilt/wall hanging size.

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  101. I love making baby sized quilts. They allow for a quick finish!

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  102. Lap sized and wall hanging are my go to projects, though this week I'm making table runners as Christmas gifts!

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  103. I make a lot of baby size and lap quilts.

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  104. I love to make lap quilts the best. Not too big, not too small, just the right size to snuggle up under!

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  105. I mostly make queen size quilts. Lots of grandchildren so it is the most practical size to gift them.

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  107. Love the colors and prints. Have been making twin quilts for grandchildren lately.

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  108. I work with three young girls and we make lap size charity quilts. Easy for me to quilt on my domestic machine and also for the girls to sew and bind.

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  109. I like mini and small quilts so I can make a lot of them and put them everywhere. wrybbunz@gmail.com

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  110. I'm partial to wall and lap size quilts! Christa's fabrics look great in your lovely quilt!

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  111. I love this gorgeous fabric and your quilt! I like to make all sizes of quilts but am partial to full/queen size. bad(dot)alice13(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. I like to make throw size quilts. I’m struggling with fraying fabric on my current project so it’s good to hear this one frays so little. Can’t wait to get some. Loved your quilt!

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  113. I like making full to queen sized quilts so they can be used and loved.

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  114. Queen size is my favorite to make because it's useful, I have many throw sizes already.

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  115. At this stage in my life I like baby quilts.

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  116. This is beautiful, Jen! Great job.

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