Wednesday, June 1, 2011

3,000+ Giveaway!

A commenter jokingly suggested that I have a giveaway for the Threads special issue I wrote about yesterday, which features sewing insights into the work of couturiers like Fath, YSL, and Chanel. Hey, I can do that! I'll do even a bit better: I'm giving away THREE copies of the "Designer Techniques" issue to commemorate my 3,000+ followers (which I promised a giveaway for some time ago and never made good on. For shame!).

Just leave a comment here by Saturday, June 4th, at midnight EST to be entered. All countries eligible. One small change to past giveaways: if your profile doesn't have a way to contact you, you must leave your e-mail address in your comment. I know this is a bit annoying, but I've had trouble reaching winners in the past.

Good luck, my pretties!

470 comments:

  1. Would love to enter!
    Congrats!
    Stevie
    Beebeesvintagedress@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. Oh yes please. This is not available in Aus.

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  3. I'd love this! I have 2.5 weeks left of this semester then I have five glorious weeks of study free time to sew! Congrats on the 3k!

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  4. Pam from South AustraliaJune 1, 2011 at 7:08 AM

    Wow. 3 prizes on offer. Gertie you just keep getting better and better. Not that you have to give stuff.........you are always a good read regardless.
    pcastanelliatbigponddotcom

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  5. Oh, I'd love to see that issue!

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  6. Gertie, I've already won because I followed your advise on visiting Paron Fabrics and SIL Thread. I also found Sea Isle Cotton at B&J Fabrics. I have a passion for shirtmaking.

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  7. Great! I don't think I'll find this in Germany. Thanks!

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  8. Congrats on 3,000!!! Count me in on the giveaway! ;)

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  9. I would love this!

    leighannd1941(at)yahoo(dot)come

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  10. Ooh a giveaway! Congrats on the 3000!

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  11. I'm in!

    isis.33 at passagen.se

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  12. Come on, random number generator, pick MEEEE!! -Susan S


    msveedub@hotmail.com

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  13. oh no! I just ordered my own copy, so I don't want to enter...bad timing, but I'm looking forward to reading it regardless.

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  14. Ooh, I'd love to enter as I can't lay my hands on that issue here in the UK! Congratulations on that insane number of followers too (and everything else that's going on in your life at the moment - it's so exciting!)

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  15. This is not available here in Germany so pick me! Pick me!
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  16. I would love this magazine. I have five weeks of no work coming up and should have plenty of time to sew.

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  17. As a sewing newbie, I'd love to win this. Not sure this is available in the UK?

    Thank you for running such a generous giveaway and ccongrats on having 3,000 followers; that's amazing!

    email is elainemaul(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  18. Wow! Since this probably is the only way for me to read this article, I enter this giveaway gladly!

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  19. Thank you for the chance to enter your give away. What a lovely prize. (I checked I can be contacted through my blog)

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  20. Wow, I feel lucky!
    Finckart1@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Your Loyal Follower.

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  21. 3000 followers - that's amazing! Congrats :)

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  22. Yum! Yes please ^_^.

    pippa_m at hotmail dot com

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  23. I looked at this magazine a couple of weeks ago but couldn't justify the price. I would love to enter.

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  24. Oh, yes !
    Thread is not available here ...

    My email :
    rosefromthule (at) gmail (dot) com

    And congrats !

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  25. Consider me entered! valeriec@inlandwireless.com

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  26. I'll be crossing my fingers! Thanks sweet sewing lady!

    Long time reader, first time commenter,

    Haven
    haven@gorgeousclever.com

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  27. I would love to be entered for this giveaway. Congratulations on your 3,000+ followers!

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  28. Oh yea! I was wondering how I could get a copy over here!
    Congratulations on your new career!

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  29. Yay, marvellous giveaway! :D
    I'm in.

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  30. Oh wow.
    I mean: WOW!
    I was mesmerized by your presentation/review of the magazine and intended to find out whether I could actually find it somewhat closer to my "non-US home". But winning it would even be easier :-)

    Sabine
    sushi (at) pandora (dot) be

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  31. Hey! What a wonderful giveaway for a wonderful blog :-D
    Eline

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  32. ooh i would *love* that! also congrats on 3000!!

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  33. Congratulations on 3000+. I love your blog and good luck with your new working status! - eve

    eviefleebie@googlemail.com

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  34. Cools. marie.moler (at) gmail

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  35. I would love to enter this giveaway :)

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  36. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    ponybalony@yahoo.com

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  37. yay!! And congratulations on hitting 3000! rebeccak[at]gmail[dot]com

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  38. wow congrats! :) I'd love a chance to win. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Ashley x

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  39. Great giveaway. I'm just looking at using a sewing magazine for ideas, and would love to get my hands on this one.
    art.coopsville@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to enter!
    leannebanane[at]gmail[dot]com

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  41. I would love to win!

    stacy.bither@gmail.com

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  42. Gertie, I was going to go out and buy this issue but I will wait until giveaway is over. Thank you for everything. I can't wait until your book comes out.

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  43. oh how fabulous! congrats on 3000, you're the best. :)
    rockpunkchic813@comcast.net

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  45. Great giveaway! I would love to get my hands on this issue :)

    whitney.deal@gmail.com

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  46. Hi,

    I would love to win the magazine.

    What do you love about the nude bike shorts? Spanx makes a similar bike short but in a different fabric that is not supposed to show under clothes....

    Kathy

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  47. I want to win a prize! Congrats on all your fans!
    stacybeadsinfo AT yahoo DOT com

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  48. Wonderful giveaway! I am crossing my fingers!!! :)

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  49. Oh, Love Secrets! Thanks for the op.

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  50. I can definitely use all the help I can get!
    Thank you!
    missyscakesandaprons@yahoo.com

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  51. Congrats on the 3,000. Your passion and hard work is an inspiation.
    sewmore@optusnet.com.au

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  52. From your blog post it looks like a fantastic magazine so I would love to enter!

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  53. Guertie, I would love that as it is impossible to find here in Europe.
    Congratulations on the huge following!

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  54. woohoo! Great giveaway! Thanks

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  55. Thanks Gertie, great giveaway, would really love to have this issue!!
    Ewka

    whimicuz(at)exemail(dot)com(dot)au

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  56. I'd love a copy of the magazine! Thanks for sharing.

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  57. Ooo! Would love to win! Congrats on your wonderful blog.

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  58. Thanks for the giveaway!

    emmalemma56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  59. Oh yes! I would love to have this!

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  60. I'd (sue.e.reynolds@gmail.com)love this!

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  61. Thanks for another fun give away!

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  62. A giveaway! Yay! Count me in, this issue looks really interesting.
    I know I don't comment often, but I read your blog regularly and thoroughly enjoy it. :) 3000 followers is quite an achievement, congrats on that.

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  63. A really nice giveaway and congrats on your 3000 followers.

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  64. Would love to win. This looks very informative!-Bonnie


    Prevatt@dishmail.net

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  65. Yippee - thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. Congrats on 3000+ readers - its a pleasure to be one of them! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  67. Ooh, supercool giveaway alert! Gertie, you're like my big (sewing) sister, thanks for existing.
    irenebullock1936 (at) gmail . com

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  68. I need this! Congrats on the big 3-0-0-0!

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  69. I have been eyeballing this magazine for a bit...

    3K! And every word wonderful...

    tina_crossgrove(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  70. Please, oh, please. Me, me, me! I love you giveaways!!

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  71. Very nice of you! I would love to win one.
    beeryouk(at)zeelandnet(dot)nl

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  72. Sweet! I'm in.
    Just in case I'll leave my email. christi.adellatgmaildotcom.
    Thanks!

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  73. Must have that, thank you!
    forsyth@sunflower.com

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  74. Way to go!

    Joshnreb@gmail.com

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  75. I would love to have the "Designer Techniques" issue! I have been studying Claire Shaeffer's "Couture Sewing Techniques" carefully for the past couple weeks, and I am currently working on my first dress with a foundation (Vogue 1174), but I am always eager to learn new methods, especially with respect to draping!

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  76. Giveaways are sexy!

    dora at dorawrites com

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  77. I absolutely adore your blog. You have inspired me to be better.

    THANKS!

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  78. Oh.. Im relatively new to sewing.. and I am SO glad I found your blog. You are just my style. I would love this!

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  79. I would love this copy - thank you!

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  80. Oh great giveaway! count me in :)

    -Grace

    Gracelytle at hotmaildotcom

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  81. WAUW - I'm IN!!!!
    annnielsen54'at'hotmail'dot'com

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  82. Awesome blog AND prize giveaways? Gertie, you spoil us xx
    Email: deannamclauchlan@yahoo.co.uk

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  83. Please please please! and Thank you Thank you Thank you! :)

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  84. I would love to have these couture tips! I make dresses all the time and would love to learn more about construction details. Thanks Gertie!
    ~~Mara (faerieblossom@gmail.com)

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  85. I hadn't even heard of this special issue until I saw it in your blog--I'm intrigued!

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  86. I'll throw my hat in for that! Tanitisis(at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. I would adore this mag! Thanks so much for generously giving it away. And I hope I win! :)

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  88. It sure would be nice to have some designer techniques in my repertoire!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for your wonderful blog!
    KarinM.

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  89. Hiya Gertie. Congratulations on retirement!;)

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  90. I would love to win this! Reading your blog has inspired me to start sewing more garments.

    jamieharrisevans(at)gmail(dot)com

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  91. Thanks for making entering the contest so easy!!!

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  92. I'll give it a go, hope I win!

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  93. Oh your so sweet!! thats such a great giveaway!
    I'd love to enter :)

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  94. I would love to enter!! Thank yo uso much!! kristycreighton(at)charter(dot)net!

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  95. Yay! I will wait to purchase this one!
    bonsaiaphrodite@hotmail.com

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  96. Would love to enter!

    breakinglight11@gmail.com

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  97. I would love to win this! Threads is not so available in the UK - it would be a real treat to have a read : )

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  98. Sweet! Thanks for organizing this giveaway...

    MissAndree at Hotmail.com

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  100. you always have the best giveaways! :) congratulations on 3000+ followers!! i am just happy that so many other people are apparently enjoying your blog as much as i do. win!

    lladybirdlauren at gmail dot com

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  101. I would love a copy. Thank you Gretchen!

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  102. Hmm, it seems this isnt available in the UK so count me in :-) Some of those techniques look mind boggling!

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  103. I'll throw my hat into the ring.

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  104. Lovely giveaway! I'd love to practice these techniques over the summer, so please count me in.

    meredith(dot)power(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. First time posting, and would love to win! -Michelle michelle.sabina.king@gmail.com

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  106. Oops - don't count me twice; I forgot to leave my email address earlier -

    ks8martin(at)gmail.com

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  107. I would love one of these! Sewing is a great pastime of mine, and looking to improve my skills :) Congrats
    Becky @ erincreations@yahoo.com

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  108. Oh, please count me in!

    fiona@pipnmilly.com

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  109. What an awesome giveaway! Please pick me!

    girlwiththestarspangledheart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  110. Count me in! It's summer vacation, which means plenty of time for sewing!

    kelley (dot) nipper (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. Oh geez Louise; i ordered it online last night knowing that it's highly unlikely to make its way to Australian newsagents. Oh well; at least i know a copy is coming my way lol!
    Ps Lia: Some newsagents here in Australia do stock Threads magazine; it can be a challenge finding them though.

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  112. Oooh, please sign me up!! =D

    Stephanie
    cinghialetta@gmail.com

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  113. I'd love this. Thanks for having an awesome blog. alexaDOTsheltonATgmail.com

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  114. What a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. Sign me up please.

    b.causeiwanna (at) gmail [dot] com

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  116. Entering! I'm a fan of your blog and would love to get my hands on this issue... =)

    My contact information is on the "contact" tab of my sewing blog I've linked. Thanks!

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  117. Congrats on the followers! I would love to be entered!! myhappysewingplace{at] googlemail [dot]com

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  118. OMG, count me in, this sounds fantastic! my email is fiogutATtDASHonlineDOTde

    and congrats on breaking the 3000, Gertie.

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  119. Thanks for the opportunity to win this magazine! I'm a fairly recent follower and am enjoying your blog (especially when you show a picture of an outfit and suggest a vintage pattern plus fabric to get the look!).

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  120. OH, /jumps up and down, waving/ memememe!

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  121. So cool-Thanks Gertie!
    melissa.pothier@hotmail.com

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  122. Oh, dear! This is not available
    in The Netherlands! I`d love this.

    ametlik@xmsnet.nl

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  123. thanks for the giveaway!

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  124. thanks for the giveaway!

    knottygnome@gmail.com

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  125. I would love to win.
    Congrats on all the followers. You've earned every singel one!

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  126. I'm a new follower, but I love this idea.

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  127. Congratulations for having that many followers!

    Please enter me, I would love to win this, it is not available in the UK so I would be really pleased to win!

    Love your blog, it is fab!

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  128. This is so exciting! I hope I win, I hope I win!...holly.lewis@gmail.com

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  129. gotta love a giveaway with GERTIE!

    keep sewing, keep smiling, and keep inspiring us!

    aloha_ally@hotmail.com

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  130. Congrats of your 3,000 followers! I would love to win that issue!

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  131. Oh, pretty please, please pick me.

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  132. 3000 is awesome!
    roxannelismanatgmaildotcom

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  133. me! me! congrats on 3000 minions!!

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  134. I love reading and using sewing books! Congrats on the 3k, soon it will be 5k I'm sure. :-)

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  135. Oh, I'd love that issue! I read your blog everyday, you are such an inspiration!

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  136. Oh my, 3000 followers! Gertie you could fill a small town with all of your readers now. heh

    Thanks for offering up this zine for us. I couldn't find it at my local craft store either, so I hope I win. But the odds don't seem to be in my favor. :)

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  137. Would love a copy of this book... Congrats on your 3000+ followers.

    Candyajoyce (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk

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  138. A giveaway? How nice :-) I just got back to sewing after several months and I could use any help I can get :-)

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  139. I want it - really badly! Please let me win.

    waddington(dot)hope(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. love it when there are multiple prizes, so generous!
    (and 3000+?! amazing.)
    -katy
    cognitivedissident(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. yes! I would love a copy! I can be reached at info(at)christinehaynes(dot)com
    thanks!

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  142. I read the blog religiously, even have it in my RSS feed at work alongside professional feeds. Thanks for the great content and for the give away. I'll keep my fingers crossed I am a lucky winner.

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  143. Congrats on the 3,000 milestone. I was thinking I should stop somewhere and buy that issue.

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  144. Gertie, you're the best. I'd love to enter.

    areneedotdatgmaildotcom

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  145. yes, please! Looooove it!
    j9s@flash.net

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  146. Congrats on 3,000!

    forrest.nicole(at)hotmail.com

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  147. Yay! It must be so impressive to consider the size of your following. Congrats on being awesome!

    sneakfuzz at hotmail dot com

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  148. gertie, you are the bomb.

    ~Sewjourner

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  149. Oh please count me in, Gertie! karenjanesmithg@gmail.com

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  150. This is a great giveaway! Congrats on having over 3000 followers, Gertie!

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  151. Oh my, I must win this! I am hoping that it will help me be a better sewist! Congratulations on the 3000!

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  152. Hooray on the 3000 mark!
    I would love this! I have nearly all the back issues, but searching through is.........well, not very efficient.

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  153. Oh, I would love to have a chance of winning one of these. I bet it will come in handy for future projects! ;)

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  154. Im in
    nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[dot]com

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  155. Yes, please! I just added my email to my profile on my blog!

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  156. I only discovered this issue myself a few weeks ago, but haven't bought it yet...I guess ordering a magazine from half across the world has sounded a bit luxurious (I'm from Norway). So this giveaway is perfect:) But my mind is made up: If I'm not lucky enough to win, I will now definitely buy it. The article you mentioned sounded too tempting:)

    emge86@yahoo.no

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  157. I just tasked my mom to find that magazine for me because of your write-up. Winning a copy would be delightful! Congratulations on the success of your blog!

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  158. Please enter my name for your giveaway.

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  159. Oh, I'd like to win!

    Garnet

    P.S. Just in case, my email is unminuit@gmail.com

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  160. Hi, Gertie. I read your blog every day, but I have never commented...I will for a giveaway! Love your blog!

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  161. Hi Gertie! I love your blog!

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  162. Wow...thanks for the giveaway!
    Heather

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  163. Forgot to leave my email:
    frances_seiler@webbschool.org

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  164. Yay! Giveaway! I almost ran out and bought this yesterday. Now maybe I'll win it instead!

    I stuck to your advice in NYC and found the things I needed in Paron. So kind! So generous! Such beautiful wools! If only Seattle had just one fabric store like the ones in the Garment District.

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  165. Thanks for the giveaway Gertie! I've been eyeing this magazine, but haven't bought it yet. I think I will (if I don't win it of course).

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  166. yes please. I would very much like one my way :)

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  167. As I don´t know how i can get this issue, I would like to win it! I want to be one of the 3000! Congratulations! Mariló
    Petitemess@gmail.com

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  168. As I don´t know how i can get this issue, I would like to win it! I want to be one of the 3000! Congratulations! Mariló
    Petitemess@gmail.com

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  169. I hope one day to have the time to play with fabric and patterns. Alas, I can only dream right now. :)

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  170. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

    sarahedaub(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  171. Hi Gertie, I'd love to win!
    quipardue@yahoo.com

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  173. Great give away idea! I went in search of this issue yesterday but had no luck.

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