Sewing Back-To-School at Sew Sweetness and Garden Paths Giveaway

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Tomorrow I am guest-blogging at Sew Sweetness, which is hosted by Sara in Chicago.  She has lined up 30 days of fun sewing articles this month.  I’ll be talking about buttons and buttonholes – specifically how to use them on the back of pillows.

I “met” Sara this spring.  After noticing that she faithfully commented on many of my blog posts I emailed her asking if she might want to test a pattern for my line.  (Yes, be careful faithful commenters!)  That pattern was Garden Paths, my best seller, so I thought that it was only fitting that I host a Garden Paths giveaway with this post. Not only am I giving away the pattern but I have one Veranda roll-up that I’ve saved for just this purpose. 

To enter you must be a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post telling me a big lie about yourself.  (I must give credit to this giveaway idea to the very funny ladies of at Me and My Sister Designs.  They did this a few months ago and I thought it was absolutely brilliant.)  Don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you should you win.

I’ll start:
At a statuesque 5’10”, I am a very relaxed person with absolutely no tendency towards obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Winner will be chosen using the Random Number Generator on Saturday

Make sure to hop on over to Sew Sweetness and say “hi” to Sara because she is having a giveaway on my entire pattern line – one more chance to win something fun!

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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315 thoughts on “Sewing Back-To-School at Sew Sweetness and Garden Paths Giveaway

  1. We could be twins!

    I'm a calm and relaxed person who only works on one project at a time.

  2. Okay, so I'll be number 1! I am quite the efficient person, extremely organized and always on time for every event. I am a fiend for fashion and am only dressed in clothing by the designer of the moment!

  3. Oh how fun!~ that's the truth! πŸ™‚

    I don't want to win~ big fat lie! πŸ™‚
    And gosh, we could be related~ I'm 5'10'' and a swimsuit model.

    Thank you for the fun!

  4. I am a total clean freak with a daily schedule so every room in my house gets cleaned weekly. Windows, refrigerator, oven, the works! Oh, and I iron the sheets! πŸ™‚

  5. I always know what I'm doing when I'm making a quilt. I'm very decisive when I select my pattern and fabrics, and never second-guess myself. I hate shopping for fabric and get in and out of the shop as fast as I can.

  6. I am the most organized person you ever met and finish every single project in a timely fashion before starting another. Quick! Cover my grandchildrens' eyes!!!

  7. OOOO, yummy fabrics and I love your pattern. I don't have one single unfinished quilting project in my sewing room. Actually, that really isn't a lie, I don't have ONE, I have many, LOL. Okay, I'll try again. I can't stand spending time in my sewing room. I'd rather do anything else – laundry, cooking, cleaning – anything but sewing!

  8. .I'm so comfy with my body that I do burlesque as Mimi Man-toya!
    Ok…I even made myself giggle. That was a whopper.

  9. I speak 7 languages fluently and have a degree in rocket science.

  10. I absolutey love my job because it keeps me out of the sewing room and away from all those fabrics and patterns that just make me unhappy!

  11. I love when people me, "how's the weather up there?" =P

    Oh, and I follow!

  12. I'm a follower (truth) – now the fun part.. I'm a laid back person that can go with the flow and hates to make lists. πŸ˜‰

    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. I always eat healthy and hate anything chocolate!

  14. I LOVE being the center of attention. When my birthday rolls around, I want it to be all about me Me ME! My favorite pass-time is chatting on the phone with my mother-in-law. All her super drama stories about her and her friends are SO interesting. If I had a day where I could do anything I wanted without any responsibilities, I'd just exercise all day long. I follow nothing but workout and diet blogs. How I am a follower of this sewing blog I totally don't know.
    Oh, and N'Sync is the best band of all time.

  15. I never procrastinate! I always complete work first and then make time to quilt, or read, or ….. I exercise daily and can still fit into my wedding dress–33 years later!

    Oh, this is so much fun (really)!

  16. I am a follower of your blog…truth.

    I am not slightly OCD or a HUGE fabric collector. I always finish a project before I start another. I have no UFOs!

    I'd love to win…and that's the truth!

  17. I am a lovely y9ung lady that loves to clean everyday and cooks gourmet meals for my husband for every meal. Getting into the sewinf room is hard since I really don't enjoy it much. That's a huge wopper.

  18. I am a loyal reading of your blog – I subscribe via Google Reader

    Okay, here is my big lie:

    I am incredibly neat, hate to read and despise quilting πŸ™‚

    caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. My house is perfectly clean, my children are well-groomed, and my dogs are well-behaved. I exercise every day and never nap while the kids are at school! Lol.

    Now for the truth: I am a happy
    follower!

  20. I am a young, but very experienced quilter. My family has had several generations of quilters in a row. My daughter is getting started at 13.

    Truth – I LOVE this pattern and this fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

  21. I am very expert on all things quilting, especially challenging fussy cut pieces.

  22. My sewing room is always clean and organized in fact Where Women Create is booked for a photo shoot next week but I had to say no because I was flying off to do the series of The Quilt Show !

  23. My life is perfect. Perfect children, perfect husband. Perfect mother-in-law.

  24. I love housework and I’d much rather scrub the floor than make a quilt!

    I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

  25. I drive my husband crazy because I am always picking up my things and tidying and organizing them. He also says I should buy more fabric because I don't have enough.

  26. I absolutely detest chocolate and fabric!

  27. Not only is my house completely immaculate but all of my quilting projects get cleaned. I have no idea what a UFO is if its not a Flying Sauser! Oh and my husband picks up after himself all the time…and even taught my 16 yo to clean her room!

  28. I gag on chocolate. πŸ˜‰

  29. I'm the neatest woman and the best housekeeper in the world, and I like like a rug, too.

  30. I'm a total slob who can't cook a thing without burning it. I'm my mother in law's favorite daughter in law. I adore snakes and all kinds of reptiles. When I quilt, I hate every second of it and always completely finish one project before starting another. And most important of all, I never, ever over spend my fabric budget!

    ; D

  31. I'm a patient sewer who only works on one thing at a time and only buys the fabric that I need for each project.

  32. I am a follower~
    I wear a size 2! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the giveaway. LOVE the pattern AND fabrics!

  33. I do not have a weakness for cookbooks…lol

    Good luck everyone

  34. All of my closets and cabinets are organized alphabetically and I live by the rule: There's a place for everything and everything in its place. Ha!

    dede.dedebaker@gmail.com

  35. I am a new follower.
    I hate coffee πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the giveaway

  36. I'm a follower (really) (no fooling). My sewing room is neat as a pin and I never have to pick up piles of fabric from the floor and stack them on the cutting table so my cleaning lady can vacuum. I always follow the Blue Bird motto that I learned as a little girl "I will learn to finish what I begin." Always.

  37. I am not at all overwhelmed with all the projects I must finish before Christmas!

  38. Best game for a room full of strangers at a party: Two Truths and a Lie (then the strangers have to guess the lie)

    truth: I follow your blog
    truth: I had my baby by myself in a bathtub after the hospital sent me home and my hubby was working grave yards.
    lie: I have such a neat sewing room and it beautifully shows off my Barbie Doll collection. (I rival Teresa* when it comes to an organized sewing room.
    * http://www.sewwequilt.com/2010/10/welcome-to-my-underwear-drawer.html#comments)
    ~a
    ps thanks for the fun comments

  39. I'm a doctor of fabricology who's currently working on the cure for quilting thumb and concurrently, embroidery eyestrain. In my spare time, I volunteer for Fabric for Humanity, which provides new material for families who are down on their fabric luck and need a boost to get back on track with their sewing.

  40. I never quilt in my jammies!!!

  41. Thank you for the giveaway.

    I'm a quilt designer and blogger. I began about 20 years ago and today I travel the world from the far reaches of Greenland to the South Pole sharing my designs and wonderful fabric with people around the globe!

  42. I love it when my dogs eats all his food, burps in my face, drools foody drool on me, and farts every ten minutes. I also wish that he would poop on the floor more.

  43. My home is immaculately clean. I learned how to quilt so fast that after a two months I am an expert. My seams always match perfectly and I don't need a seam ripper so I threw it away
    I follow this blog..truth.

  44. My house is neat as a pin and dust free; no fabric scraps or threads on the floor! I cook gourmet meals nightly and never complain about my husband.

  45. I am a very patient person and never tempted to buy fabrics I don't really need!

  46. I do not have 20 ufos on my shelf in my sewing room! Hah!
    Darcey

  47. I hate summer, swimming and sunshine!

    Oh, and I hate sewing! (Do you love the alliteration?)

  48. You want me to tell you something about me?
    You've not heard of me?
    I'm so famous!!
    I am a confident machine quilter and always know what to do best in every situation of life.
    I always finish what I'm doing before I start a new project.
    I am very organised: my desk is always clean and empty.
    I dislike every fabric you've designed so far.
    And the last detail I'll give you is that I live in the USA.
    (and I never lie!)

  49. I am wishing school didn't begin in a week… Its too soon, and I'd love the kids to stay home living our totally unstructured life we've had this month.

    (BTW, remind me in a month, that I really wanted the routine to start!)

  50. I really don't want to win this, I don't like Vernanda at all!! OMG my heart is beating so fast after saying that…LOL. I follow you. Linda xx

  51. I'm a great cook! My friends never forget a meal that I have prepared (the last is not a lie actually but it's for the opposite reasons that one might think. I think everybody still remember the red curry I tried about 10 years ago).
    I follow you… naturellement :)And thanks for the opportunity to win. I really like the bright, happy fabric and already had the pattern bookmarked.

  52. Although I'm throwing my hat in the ring for this fabric giveaway, I actually have a wonderful eye for color and do not need to rely on pre-coordinated fabric lines to make a decent quilt. For instance, the pink, blue, and purple batiks I picked out for my last quilt DID NOT end up looking like a giant bruise.

  53. I can't understand why quilters would cut up perfectly good fabric, only to sew it back together again!

  54. Fabulous comments here! I quilt not because I love to but because so many people beg me to do so.

  55. First of all I just hate your fabric and patterns, however I also live in a spotless house and would never think of eating a pint of ice cream a day. I guess that is why I wear a size 2 and am able to dress to the 9's every day, pj's and sweat pants are things I would never stay in for more that 10 mins after I get out of bed.

  56. I hate sewing and consequently never buy any fabric!
    Coincidentally I am also 5' 10" !!

  57. I am a quiet person who hates speaking in front of others and would rather eat an apple than a piece of cake.
    Gem
    x

  58. Love this.

    I finish every project I start, I do not have UFOs or second sock syndrome (knitting) and I can sing like an Angel!

  59. I am a happily married mother of 5 wonderful children. I gave up a promising career as a brain surgeon to be the spokesperson for "Fabric – stop buying it – don't create!"

  60. Hahaha I am a blonde bimbo model and I never ever hide from my kids so I can sew and quilt in peace!

  61. Too funny!! I love the garden path pattern. What a design, and you have to love those jelly rolls! For me, I am super model material. NOT FABRIC MATERIAL With the patience of a saint! πŸ™‚ Let me adjust my halo here…

  62. I am a follower and I absolutely do not have 4 bins of fat quarters in color order in my garage!

  63. Hey! Thanks for the giveaway! Just FYI, I would NEVER skip church to sew up a quilt that is needed the next week. πŸ™‚ Oh and I did NOT do that this weekend.

  64. My house is always neat and clean, everything in its place, the family well fed with delicious and healthy food! Nothing suffers as a result of my desire to create, and I do not suffer from a compulsion to acquire fabric and tools to express my creativity!

  65. I just got back from my daily 8 mile run and saw your post. I had to comment before I whipped up a hot breakfast for my family, fed and groomed the dog, and packed our lunches for work. I love your fabrics! (at least that last part is true!)

  66. I don't know what women see in George Clooney.

  67. When I travel the world in my job as a super model, people often ask me, "why do you quilt?"

  68. Ever since I was a small child, I've been able to eat anything I like and never put on an extra pound. Been a size 8 all my adult life.

    Thx for the great giveaway.

    I'm a follower on Google Reader.

  69. Hi! thanks for the chance to win this beautiful jelly roll!
    I follow your blog and I absolutely hate chocolate!yak, can't get near to it at all… (yeah, right…)

  70. I will definately follow my diet AND get the sewing room cleaned spotless this week! — thanks for a chance to win. Laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

  71. I love to speak in public and I can talk about almost anything-give me a microphone and I'm on-n-n-n!

  72. I may just have to grab this idea for my Next Give Away!(Truth)

    I recently received the Seamstress of the Year Award, in France~

    I am a follower, and would Love to win.(Truth)

    Huggs, Nancy

  73. I never overextend myself and always say no when I don't have time to do something for someone else. LOL! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  74. I am a very careful quilter, who follows all directions flawlessly. I would hate to win this.

  75. I just love the zero degree weather we have in the winter!

  76. I hate chocolate and muffins!

  77. Well I am a quilter who just can't understand the people who say they like to 'pet' or 'fondle' fabric. You will NEVER catch me laying out fabric and fondling it, or walking through a quilt shop and running my hands over the fabric as I admire it. Hugz and blessings…

    (Oh my goodness, that was really painful, LOL)

  78. My favorite time of the day is the morning, and I hate coffee! πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  79. Oh dear! I follow your blog…let's see….

    I'm absolutely rich and can simply buy anything my heart desires!

    There, that was super easy. =)

    Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

  80. I am young and wrinkle free, just like all my fabric stash.
    gauen at mbc dot edu

  81. Truth – I'm a follower!!!
    My sewing room is always neat and organized and I never start a new project till I finish the one I'm working on.

  82. Amanda,

    Just wanted to pop back over and say Thanks for the Great Button Tutorial you did on Sarah's Blog!! I now may try Buttonholes with ease!!(All Truth)

    Huggs, Nancy

  83. I love to cook and my house is spotless. Fan4may at aol dot com

  84. I live in France and there are ants in my underpants!

  85. I have been sewing for over 25 yrs and I do not have one UFO! and I love bologna biscuits from Bojangles.

  86. I suffer from OCD – house is Monk spotless – all projects are done – and everything is in its place!

  87. I follow your blog and I hate the smell of coffee … (that hurt to say lol )

  88. I have a large, sunny studio with a giant design wall, where my sewing projects are carefully organized, and nothing is ever "out of place".

  89. My house is absolutely dust-free, spotless and completely organized. I would prefer to go to work, or work around the house cooking, cleaning, doing yard work than wasting time around a silly sewing studio cutting up fabric and sewing it back together!

  90. I ALWAYS finish one project before I start on the next. I never buy fabric until I need it. I always remember where every piece of fabric is stored!

  91. When I was younger, I never have been so drunk as to dance in an elevated cage in a 50's bar to the song "Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini".
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6VHHCrU1sI

    πŸ™‚

  92. I'll continue with the lie I told them… I'm incredibly organized. I am able to go to work each day and get all my work accomplished and then make it home in time to prepare a beautiful well-balanced meal to my selfless teenagers and husband. hahahaha!

  93. I always win the giveaways that I enter! (Prove me wrong/right) Kathie L in Allentown

  94. I love sleeping in late and am a night owl. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!

  95. I skate for a roller derby team and drive a motorcycle!

  96. I am the best quilter God put on this earth! I never make any mistakes! People wish they were me! Hahaha!

  97. I don't care if my seams don't line up perfectly. I just keep on sewing. My seam ripper barely gets any attention.

  98. hello! i really love that pattern and i would be so excited to get my hands on the fabric! i think one of my biggest lies (which are many), is that i am well-organized. i am pulled in too many directions to be perfect in any one thing. thanks for the chance!

  99. I am a follower and I have absolutely no fabric – zilch – zero, my drawers are empty, cupboards, attic, under the bed, wardrobe all echo with the emptiness. It truly is a tragedy.

  100. I absolutely do not like to sew or quilt. Fabric is a work of the devil and will never darken my home. I sleep under fuzzy and dusty blankets!! The last thing in the world I want is a pattern and jelly roll.

  101. I complete every project I start.

  102. I am a follower of your blog (that is the truth) LOL That was hard for me to lie, it is something I just hate.

  103. I am a follower of your blog and I've never been over weight in my life, honest! Love the pattern and the fabric!

  104. love your blog and I have no UFO's.
    Sue

  105. Poor me..I have no fabric stash to make any quilt projects!

  106. I sew everyday and complete each and every project i start. My sewing room is so organized you would not even find a piece of the thread out of place…
    terry obumpa@msn.com
    PS I got my LQS to carry your patterns YAY!!!! Love love

  107. I am a follower and I just love the heat and humidity of summertime!

  108. I love apples – love the big crunch you hear with that first bite! Now here are some truths: I follow your blog; love the Garden Path pattern; and LOVE Veranda – thanks for the chance to win.

  109. What a great giveaway!
    slhightower5(at)yahoo(dot)com

  110. I'm a follower and I'm a big burly man!

  111. I won an award for having the neatest and most organized sewing room. I'd like to say pictures to follow, but…… I'd hate for anyone to be jealous!!

  112. I never sleep so I can make a quilt every night. My family is so sick of all the quilts I make, I now give the quilts away to strangers on the street.

  113. haha, This is fun…okay…let's see…

    …I am a 4'11 redhead with a degree in Physics who loves mustard, shelves my books in whatever order I grab them, and adores snakes.

    (GFC follower!)

  114. Well to start with I'm young and gorgeous and have absolutely no wrinkles in my face. And I'm married to a millionaire and we jet set across the world. And I would never think of sewing. I have people to do that!

  115. I am single college student living in Texas. I am in a sorority and I love to get drunk! I don't even remember what my major is, I'm usually so wasted and horny I can't focus on anything but the next party. Score and score!

  116. Oh the joy of telling little white lies … so refreshing and freeing. I never expect people to keep their promises or to tell the truth…my life has been a wonderful whirlwind of everything falling into place. I have no regrets (willing to speak of). The truth is the easy part, how wonderful this giveaway is and the fantastic opportunity you have given us. Judy C in NC

  117. 4 words "I need more fabric"!!!!

  118. Hi! I'm a follower (I think I follow you through blogger, but you are definetly on my google reader!) <– truth

    I am an absolute perfectionist in my quilting, no mistake goes uncorrected πŸ™‚

  119. One lie? OK, I'm game to try:
    I am a mommy to 31 perfect children, all twins!!!

  120. A lie huh??? How about, I just love being pregnant πŸ™‚

  121. I am the most organized person around. Everything is in its place and put away immediately after use. No wasted time searching for things here…

  122. Like many others above, I am able to focus all my attention on one task at a time without EVER procrastinating. I'm also fantastic at math πŸ™‚

  123. I am a follower of your blog and I just love Veranda and Garden Paths (this one IS true). I was born in Chicago but have lived most of my life in the south and I just love hot humid weather and Oh yes, okra.

  124. I so love this fabric line and the pattern. I think it is a must addition to my collection.

    About me???? I am an only child who does not play well with others and does not like to do crafty things at all.

  125. Not a lie – I love reading your blog!

    hmmm… how about … I have no projects to work on … ha!

  126. Oh, Veranda is a line of fabric that I just dislike intensely, and I have never ever drooled over the Garden Paths pattern, with my mouse poised to click! Also, I am yet another member of this quilting community that is still slender and can fit in my clothes from college days.
    Giggle! Wow, I'm pretty good at this lying stuff…I'd better be careful!

  127. I finish a quilt a week,
    and then start anew.
    I'm a perfect wife,
    and mother too.

    I don't make mistakes,
    I never cut wrong,
    my seams always meet,
    never too short or long.

    I'm the best in the world,
    although no one's heard,
    and my poem's are awesome,
    or so's the word.

    So I really don't need this,
    don't want to win.
    I'm just sending this post,
    to add to the din.

    Now that you've heard,
    some really terrible lies,
    please enter me in your giveaway,
    for a really terrific prize!

  128. Amanda, I am a slim person who keeps her house spotless. I hate quilting and the feel of fabric. I hate reading blogs, and that is why I follow so many.

    Love the pattern and Veranda!

  129. Truth: I follow your blog and would love to win!

    My seam ripper would like to be turned into Protective Services for neglect. I do not have a 'sewing cave' in my basement, nope, no not me. You could never tell this by the lack of fabric and other suspicious supplies.
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

  130. I never have more than one project going at the same time. I finish every quilt I start…wow…so many lies and so little time! lol πŸ™‚

    hugs,
    Cheri

  131. when I walk in a room, not a sound can be heard. All eyes are on me as I step onto the dance floor. The band starts to play and John Travola offers his hand, we glide across the floor.

  132. I am a perfectionist who loves sewing everything by hand!

  133. I am so bored all the time, because I have nothing to do…no interests…no hobbies…no friends…no family…no activities…no money. Ahhhhh! Such a restful life it is.

    rssavingalot@gmail.com

  134. I have made hundreds of quilts and can find few new patterns I want to make especially because the process has become so simple.

  135. Ilove your patterns! Now, the big fib: I am only 22 years old, have made 17 quilts and speak 5 languages.

  136. We won't discuss looks because obviously my figure simply enhances my naturally flowing blond locks. What impresses everyone most, however, is how I can work a high stress full time job, keep the house spic and span, have a hot dinner on the table every night, jog 5 miles, and finish the evening by sewing in an immaculately maintained craft room, all with a cheery disposition and a perpetual smile. (Wow … I actually put that into words without cracking up!)

  137. Truth: Great giveaway, great pattern, great fabric!

    Lie: My sewing room is ready for a new project! Don't I wish.

    Thank you for this great giveaway. Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

  138. This should be fun! Yes, I am a follower of yours. *truth*

    I am a well rounded person. Everything in order, and everything in place. I have a great job and have no time for sewing a quilt. So why should I want to win!!! lololololol

    Thx

  139. I'm a follower of your blog.

    "My name is Amanda Murphy and I have absolutely no interest in quilting."

    ;o)

  140. I don't hoard fabric, I hate chocolate, and I never, ever, ever have a messy house!

  141. i am enjoying this dry hot summer we are having and I like nothing better than a day of 110 degree heat!

  142. Ouuu, I am an expert quilter, paper piecer, and seamstress with a massive Bernina 820. I have a room (no, 2 rooms) FULL of bolts of lovely fabric, from floor to ceiling. πŸ™‚ So fun!

  143. I've completely lost track of how many days till the kids go back to school, and I don't know how I am going to fill my days when they do!

  144. I dislike shopping and, if and when I do visit a quilt shop, I always use that fabric immediately in order to avoid having any kind of fabric stash, at all!

    I'm a follower (absolutely true!) – thanks for another great giveaway(also true!).

  145. I'M THE VERY BEST FREE MOTION QUILTER OUT THERE !!!!
    THANKS FOR SHARING.

    jldouglas@wispwest,net

  146. I have no unfinished objects or a fabric stash. I finish one project at a time.

    k.castanette@hotmail.com

  147. I am the relaxed non-stressed type who somehow manages to eat every carbohydrate known to man-yet still fit into my 30 year old wedding dress. And if you believe that I have this bridge to sell you…HA!

  148. Being calm, petite, and mousey, my career path would be much better suited toward a librarian rather than a heavy metal musician…

  149. My teenage daughters are always polite to me. Their favorite thing to do is to hang out with me. I get lots of love and kisses from them.

    P.S. I am a follower.

  150. Everything in my house is black, white or gray–walls, floor, furniture, photos… Color freaks me out! πŸ™‚

  151. For a very short period of time I have been despising this particular pattern and would consider myself the most unfortunate person on earth to win both it and this fugly fabric.

    I know we're not to be truthful, but I can't tell you how it hurt me to write that top bit.

  152. I teach a pole-dancing class on the weekends!

    Ha! Thanks for a great giveaway. I have been drooling over Veranda!

  153. I am a very organized person ;D

  154. my feet don't hurt, my back isn't aching, my fingers aren't tired, my brain is vital and alert. I can remember why I started writing this …

  155. I am a young vibrant fit man who doesn't love fabric, reading blogs, dreaming of starting new quilts, nor do I care to win this jelly roll.

    This is hard! That's the true part.

    jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

  156. I am a follower, which is the truth

    I am also a runner, who never misses an opportunity to get up before work to get all sweaty while running a couple of miles. I also would never think about drinking soda or eating anything unhealthy, especially deserts! oh the horrors!!!

    back to the truth……thanks for this fun giveaway!

  157. Ok here's a big lie: I never argue, hate sugar, and dislike being creative. Fabric makes me nauseous and I don't enjoy spending time in craft stores. πŸ˜‰

    That was kinda fun! Thanks for the giveaway and for the laugh.

  158. I'm thin, young, and beautiful….grin.

  159. I work full time (truth)…I sew all my own, husband's and 3 children's clothes,(always pay full price for fabric, who needs those pesky coupons, sales and giveaways) grow all our own food and milk the cow too!

  160. ooh what a wonderful giveaway – thanks!

    I am ALWAYS up at the crack of dawn and sew all day and rarely sleep! ok that was wishful thinking and a big lie – ha!

  161. I am a model housewife, you could eat off my floors and I never begin quilting until I finish the cleaning. And if you believe any of that I have bridge I'd link to sell you.

  162. Right now I am full of energy and thinking about going for a 10km run.

    Great giveaway – thanks for the chance to win.

  163. Hmmmm, telling a lie is hard….I am not 5"10 and I only sew with pink fabric!

    Truth- this was kind of hard to do πŸ™‚

  164. I am a very well organized person, waking up very early every morning to clean my appartment. I hate fabrics shopping and don't like at all the giveaways.

  165. I've grown tired of quilting lately, I no longer have the desire to buy new fabric or patterns, and I drive right past any LQS I see !!

    I'm a follower (the truth) and good news about Quilters Emporium, a great shop not too far from me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  166. I never ever get frustrated with my husband or my children and have the sweetest disposition 24 hours a day! πŸ™‚

  167. i'm a jazzed up youthful, outgoing, artistic craftswomen going for broke pursuing my hobbies …

    i'm following your blog, and enjoying it immensely.

  168. I'm a follower here and a new follower over at Sew Sweetness! (TRUTH)

    Now for the rest of the story…. I'm a OCD neat freak, my house is spotless and I vaccuum my house everyday! (My husband is laughing out loud right now)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  169. I'm on top of things.

    Thanks for a chance to win!

  170. I am always on time every where I go and never forget anything. It's amazing I can even stand myself right? πŸ˜‰

    What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. πŸ™‚ searchingoutsimple at comcast dot net

  171. I am a follower. Pretty fabrics and fabric sales do not tempt me in the least.

  172. I am a Victoria Secret model who loves her job more than anything else in the world, including eating and quilting.

  173. I am so efficient that I only have one project from start to finish.

  174. Well, I'm tall, thin and always complete what I start. πŸ˜‰

  175. Just started following your blog! Very awesome! I am a super motivated, energetic, calm, and healthy meal cooking mom! Come on, number generator! Pick me!!

  176. I speak fluent French and love run marathons! thanks!

  177. My sewing room is so NICE and organized.

  178. I am a size 2 with size 5 feet and I never say anything mean!!

  179. I'm perfectly happy at my current weight.

  180. The Big Lie You will immediately recognize me as a well known and adored famous beautiful blonde actress / designer / producer / rich lady. However, today I must be incognito and cannot reveal my identity.
    The Truth: I love Veranda and really, really want to win this jelly roll so have enough fabric to make your quilt pattern. Thanks for that chance.

  181. I never worry about neatness or organization. I always stay focused on my work and never stay on the computer reading blogs when I should be working.:-) Thanks for the giveaway.

  182. After 8 hours working, 4 hours cleaning house to perfection, 2 hours helping the kids with homework, 2 hours cooking a gourmet meal, 5 hours of volunteer time, I still find 4 hours of sewing time each day.

  183. I am a highly organized quilter who's stash never gets messy and can always find her tools in their correct spot.

  184. I used to date George Clooney.
    thanks for the giveaway!

  185. Hello,
    I am a moderate fabric collector who can walk into any fabric store and be completely under control. I never fall in love and "have to have" a certain fabric. I also have an immaculate house and my sewing room is organized and dust free. Thanks for the chance to win!
    sharlyn_a5@hotmail.com

  186. This Skinny quilter is very organized!

  187. I absolutely hate to shop for fabric. The feel of the fabric creeps me out and all the different colors causes me extreme nausea. I hope I never have to quilt another thing for as long as I live.
    Don't care if I win or not.

  188. I'm tall and athletic. I only eat healthy foods and I'm at my husbands beck and call at all times.

    I think I threw up a little bit in my mouth with that last one. LOL

    I'm a follower.

  189. What fun!

    I have enough fabric and I really don't want to win this giveaway. πŸ˜‰

  190. I am NOT fabric hoarder! πŸ˜‰

  191. I have 2 projects going, I am a groupie.

  192. I never wreck my vacuum by sucking up snarls of loose threads and pins. That's why we buy vacuum belts by bulk.
    Great giveaway. thanks for the chance to win.
    maggie

  193. My married life is amazing every day and I've never thought of being single again!

  194. Today was an absolute dream day…and I was calm and nice to everyone. Such a big NOT! I do love your style and fabrics….truth!

  195. i am a relaxed, unworried mom with too much time on her hands and not enough project ideas. and i always follow recipes (and patterns) to a T.

  196. I always finish a project before I start another, am very organized and never impulse buy fabric.

  197. I never say anything bad about anyone. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

  198. I afollow your blog.

    I love math and and always finish my projects ahead of schedule!!

    carolann427@aol.com

  199. I am a very talented quilter and secretly write this blog. I'm just signed in as my alias so I can secretly keep all of the prizes for myself.

    alibear167 at gmail

  200. I don't have a lick of gray hair nor do I have any UFO's hiding in my sewing room!! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  201. I have sailed the Seven Seas.

  202. I am a new blog follower…
    I LOVE spending 2 hours most evenings begging my angelic 3 year old to eat his dinner instead of working on my sewing projects. It's much more fun.

  203. Even though I won the lotto last week I still go to my boring job every day… and I never wish I was sewing instead!

  204. How lovely! I am a world explorer and learned to the joys of family and sewing from the indiginous people of Tanzania. I had orginally gone to explore Kilimanjaro, but took home a lifelong love of quilting. No matter where I roam, fabric in the states is far and away my favorite!

  205. I have the worlds largest, well organized sewing room in the world.

  206. I am super athletic and am currently training for my 10th Iron Man competition. I swim and run at least an hour each every day, and bike about 50 miles each day on the weekends – all year round.

  207. In between 6 soccer practices/games a week, 2 businesses and a husband and 2 children, I get a full quilt done every week, including binding πŸ™‚ Wonderful giveaway, thank you so much.

  208. I am NOT a fabricaholic. You can tell because fabric is not stacked/piled up halfway to the ceiling and about 4' from the wall. And, I would never think of keeping every little thread clipping or sliver of fabric for a "someday" project. I also hate fabric, and really hate that a lot of it was given to me for free–what were they thinking?

  209. I always eat healthy, never chocolate. And, I exercise an hour a day.

  210. I have the most beautiful, lush flower garden. The gentle breeze floating in the open window smells of roses, baby's breath and star jasmine. The Lilies are in brilliant bloom. The poppies are waving gentle, almost like a graceful bow as the hollyhock shiver with excitement over the peeping petunia's gentle scent.

  211. I too am a young swimsuit model, I love to clean, I am not a hoarder, I spring clean every month and if it is not being used I give it away.
    thanks for the great comp.
    Wendy johnsonwd@optusnet.com.au

  212. What a fun way to get to know someone! I am a totally organized person who has NO unfinished projects and the house is alway perfectly clean with dinner on time every night. Thanks for the fun!

  213. I am thin and beautiful – oh and tall, very tall!!!

  214. I am a follower!

    I absolutely LOVE when I just finish cleaning up all of the toys in my living room, and my kids come behind me and take them all out again! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for the great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  215. I absolutely LOVE housework and my home is always spotless. Come over anytime and see for yourself. Even my sewing room is immaculate, just ask my husband.

  216. I don't like chocolate and always make doing housework my top priority before sewing!

  217. I couldn't lie in bed straight!

  218. I am not a interested on winning this giveaway!!
    ^^

  219. I always beat my dog because she loves me to much. I hope that is enough to get me in. Thanks for the giveaway and have a great day.

  220. I weigh exactly what it says on my driver's license AND that is my real hair color. LOL. Thanks for the chance to win such a cute jelly roll!

  221. I don't have any quilt projects in the making for I get everything done straight away. No stash either! I'm also the best quilter in the world! Think I better plead the fifth!!

  222. I am Wonder Woman. I always finish every project I start, my home is immaculate, my family eats only fresh from the garden and cooked from scratch healthy meals, I exercise daily, and am a supermodel in my spare time.

    Aaaaah! Thanks for the fantasy time.

    Have a super day!

    Jennifer Schifano Eutsler
    curlicuecreations.com
    jinglesjenn@yahoo.com

  223. I despise chocolate!

  224. I love to clean, I do it all day long, and I never stress about anything! I hate sewing, would rather vacuum.

    Truth: I have been a follower, love your fabric and patterns!

  225. I NEVER wait until the last minute (or the day or three after) to mail out swaps.

  226. Oh where is the beginning. Projects..I don't have any. Stash? What is that. Training for the 5K that is next month. I came in the top 5 last year. Will do better this year for sure! Procrastination is not my middle name. But I do follow your blog…that is the truth! Thanks for a chance to win.

  227. I am not a fabric lover!!!

  228. I missed reading this, so am late to the comments and can't take time to read them. For all I know, my "big lie" is already here! …so, here goes, — I have no UFO's — I finish everything I start. (I'm waiting for lightening to strike!)
    quiltschon@att.net

  229. I hate tea, hate cookies, hate candy, especially swedish fish, hate ice cream, hate chocolate, especially caramels, hate scones and english muffins, hate good bread, and so on. And, no thanks for the giveaway:)

  230. I am so pleased to be a part of this…Anything to keep me from sewing…damn that machine it sings my name – morning, noon, and night! Ear plugs do not work and this machine is out of control…

  231. I always sew Perfect and I do not hoard fabric!

  232. I don't even own a seam ripper. Why would I need one anyway? Every seam is absolutely perfect! hahahaha!
    debgiro at wildblue dot net

  233. I despise all forms of crafting. Why on earth do people think quilts and Mod Podge are cool? No people. Quit using that afghan your grandma made in 1952, go to JC Penney, and pay good money for something you didn't make, will tear up sooner, and have no sentimental feeling attached.

  234. Oooh, these are funny! (truth) Hmmm, I never put on the television for my kids so I can sew…

  235. I am a 5.12 rock climber with buns of steel. I finish everything I start and do not begin another project or buy any fabric until I am completely finished with what I have begun.

  236. I always finish everything I start.
    I never have more than one thing going at a time.

  237. I never work on more than one prject at a time because I never have enough fabric! ha! That was fun. Thanks for the chance to win.

  238. I do not have a room full of fabric. I'm efficient, organized and dislike shopping online. This is fun!

  239. I am a follower. I am not OCD at all! I clean all the time and I have all the patience in the world!

  240. I am a follower – I am very sociable person who is at ease in groups of people. I am able to easily join in on the conversation and I am the life of the party!

  241. My house is always clean, my children are always well-behaved, and I always find time to sew and quilt!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

  242. I absolutely LOVE to clean house! It's what I do all day long…dust, vacuum, laundry, mopping, scrubbing toilets…so much fun!!!

  243. The truth, I love Veranda.

    The lie, I have no desire whatsoever to make Garden Paths. It would be pure torture to have to make such a quilt!

  244. I have never become obsessed with the idea of a new project to the detriment of anything else I've started. Actually, I've never NOT finished anything…. I have a home filled with handmade decorative touches.

    Phew – that was fun. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  245. I just turned 56 last week and I'm carrying George Clooney's love child!

  246. I can't wait to go to work everyday and love the anticipation of the work week on Sunday nights!

  247. I don't worry about anything…it's amazing how things don't bother me. Oh, and I ooze confidence in everything I do.

  248. I am now a follower of your blog – true. I came here from Jolly Jabber – true.
    I am not a beginning quilter and I do not have a quilt waiting to be quilted because I am afraid of messing it up!
    andersonclanatmacdotcom

  249. I am exceptionally organised, run a drama free and spotless house, never worry about small things and never have to unpick anything!

  250. I love the Bubbles pattern! Fabrics are so bright and happy!

  251. I am loud and rambunctious. I do everything I can to draw attention on my self.

  252. I must have lots of clones out there, as I'm young, tall, and slim, too! Also, I never buy fabric unless I have a use for it, so I don't have a stash, whatever that is. I also complete everything I start,so don't have any unfinished projects in my clean and organized sewing room!

  253. Got to say I love traveling for work, spending 11 hour days at the office, followed up by another two hours grinding away in the hotel room.

  254. I always clean the house before I sew! And my stash fits in a shoebox!

  255. I am a new follower.
    Love your site and now for the comment. (this bit was NOT the lie)
    I am a tall, confident, outgoing person who buys fabric whenever she likes, works like a slave (oh wait that bit is true, I just don't get paid).
    Love this idea!

  256. I do not have an addiction to coffee or shoes!

    Thanks for the giveaway

  257. I never have to clean my house because my 3 kids never mess it up.

  258. I am glad my sewing room doesn't look like yours! LOL…seriously? Nice to meet you Amanda πŸ™‚

  259. I'm a follower who adores spiders and welcomes them into her home and car.

  260. You`re my best friends and we spent our holidays in Paris.

    Thansk for the fun giveaway.

  261. I take the minimalist approach to my stash. I never buy any fabric without a specific project in mind, and I don't buy more than the required yardage.

  262. Your pattern is gorgeous, as is the fabric. Like Sandie -call me crazy – said, I don't want to win this giveaway ;-D

  263. I am blonde and buxom! I hate camping and my Yorkie! And I don't want to win!

  264. I am a tiny person and the mother of 6 children who keep perfectly organized rooms. LOL – Man was that a whopper!
    What a nice giveaway – I think this garden pattern is gorgeous( that is the truth)
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

  265. Hello, y'all. Let me introduce myself. I'm Annalee, 34 years old, a brilliant attorney, with a loving and attentive boyfriend who doesn't want to get married or even live together, everyone loves me even though I'm beautiful and I make perfect award-winning quilts in my spare time after skiing in the Alps and surfing in Hawaii.

  266. I am a young woman of 29!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Marie

  267. I hate chocolate and have not a one ufo.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  268. We've had such lovely spring like weather lately! Why I could even sit outside and savor the cool air.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  269. I am hopeless at quilting but hoping that I will get better after winning this giveaway!

    Usha
    usharaneem@yahoo.com

  270. I cannot tell a lie. I really really do love your line of fabrics and patterns!!!

  271. I absolutely THRIVE on drama and my DH ex makes sure we get our fare share of that. LOVE it!

  272. Sorry, forget to say I'm a blog stalker now. I think they should call is stalking, not following. But that's just me. LOL

  273. I'm the Queen of England basking in my millions and millions of dollars (pounds) and planning to spend the day at my local quilt shop.

  274. I NEVER leave comments on great blogs! hehehe

  275. I read 52 vampire fantasy novels per year, one each week. hehe

  276. I start every day with a smile and a song, sort of like Snow White. Morning person, that's me! (Please, please do not verify this comment with my family.)

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

  277. I'm a follower. I love this pattern!

    I love being in large groups of people and small tight places.

  278. I never start a new project until the last one is finished. I'm also a new follower(not the lie part) and am looking forward to reading your blog. Thanks for the chance.

  279. Im tall with the longest, most beautiful legs you can imagine. Everybody envies my long curly brown hair. And Im always in control, my sewing room is always tidy and I certainly dont have too much fabrics – only enough for my next project which I, needless to say, never start before I finish my current one.
    :o))

  280. Hate, Hate going into a fabric store and touching every piece of fabric. Makes me nauseus…hahaha thanks for the chance to win

  281. My daughter recently moved 1000 miles away (for a school internship). She left at 10:30 pm and drove through the night. I did not worry about her one bit, and slept like a baby all night long!
    I am a follower!

  282. Well, what can I say: I absoultly hate sewing and didn't major in clothing and textiles in college. I never leave one project to start another and I don't have at least 30 unfinished projects!!! And my husband DOESN'T think I have ADD either!!!
    Now, really, I just discovered you through the Jolly Jabber, and oh my!! You could be my fabric taste twin!!! I LOVE your fabric lines and am going to become a stalker, oops, I mean follower of your blog!!! Have a great day!!!

  283. I love this giveaway! I'm in a great mood right now because I just found out my mother-in-law is coming to town for a visit and we LOVE to see each other! She is the nicest lady ever πŸ™‚

  284. I never procrastinate, and I always think twice before buying a fabric I like. That's why I don't have a lot of fabric (lol, bigest lie ever)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  285. I love cleaning house and I am so thrilled that my refrigerator decided to die this week!!

  286. I'm a short petite, slender young woman and stay-at-home mom, very neat and organized and very athletic.
    I would love to win your pattern and the fabric; they're intriguing and gorgeous!
    Linda BigD (new follower)

  287. Don't like this one little bit (insert large "humph")! I know that EVERYONE will be astounded by my efficiency and timeliness and the fact that I always stay in the lines!!!

    P.S. I really do love your fabrics…just found your website/blog but will be a follower for sure!

  288. My home is just like Green Gables with rolling fields, forested woodlands, and the ocean just over the hill. Keep those gorgeous designs a-comin'!

  289. Well, I'm young and carefree and don't have a problem in the world. And I'm married to a wealthy tycoon and we travel the world! Oh and I have other people quilt for me!

    Dona
    http://www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

  290. Hard to think of just one big fat lie … I have a very clean and organised sewingroom (yup that one has to be it)

  291. I am a calm, cool and collected individual who is content with letting others lead and control every situation.

    My furry children, Madison and Molly, will attest to these facts.

  292. I am not in love with all of your fabric and patterns in the least!!!! Thanks, Amanda, for the opportunity.

  293. Nature Within – Cherish The Moment says………….
    I would rather read the national Geographic magazine than quilt. oh my that hurts……
    Kathy Sabel

  294. i'm always calm and relaxed and even tempered to everyone i meet.

  295. I'm a super messy person that can ramshackle a room in minutes.

  296. i am a leprecheun who is looking for a pot of gold,lol.

  297. I never try and complete a project as my husband rounds up the little one and tried to get us out the door, and chocolate and I never mix!

  298. I never go shopping for fabric when I should be cleaning my house…or cutting the grass or dishes…

  299. My sister is Michelle Obama…we grilled hot dogs last night in our backyard along with my brother-in-law Robert DeNiro, who loves roasted marshallows.

  300. I love housework…when I want to really de-stress, there is nothing better to do than clean. Of course, my teen-aged boys leave me very little to do…but still…

  301. I always finish one project before starting the other, never take over the dining room table, and post religiously to my blog. πŸ™‚

  302. I am the foremost Gnome-ologist in the world, millions follow my every word and consider me their Queen!

  303. Thanks for the giveaway! I have finished every quilt I've ever started!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  304. I think this a hoot!-I sew everyday-wishing! Thanks

  305. Oh, how I'd love to win some fabric. My sewing room is so clean and I have nothing left in my stash area. What's a girl to do? So I'm entering any contest giving away fabric.
    Rita B in CA

  306. My sewing room is in perfect order.

  307. I can always find enough time to quilt…hope I win with that lie.

  308. Wow! such a lot of lies! I'm statuesque also. and I have NO fabric. I have no sewing machines. I hate to sew! ( boy are these lies!)

  309. I am a petite woman who just started quilting and I just don't get why anyone wants to do this.

    truthfully – I am new to your blog, fell in love with Veranda fabric, came here through Fat Quarter Shop

  310. I'm actually older than Mathuzula…and I taught him/her how to quilt!

    I'm a follower of your blog.

    My email address, should I be super lucky enough to win your giveaway is on my profile.

    hugs
    Naomi

  311. I am extremely organized & my sewing room is set up just perfectly & I can find everything I ever need immediately! There are no toys on the floor in my house, the laundry is always done & put away, and the dust bunnies don't visit my house. Thanks for a funny great giveaway! πŸ™‚

  312. I usually use "cheater" patterns, they are so much easier because I don't like having a lot of extra material laying around!

  313. I love this game (truth).
    I have to sew with my shoes off.
    Thanks for the fun:)

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