Friday, March 19, 2010

Ruffle Binding and Contest

Remember this quilt from last July? Click here for the link. Scroll down to June 20th and July 1 for the pattern.

I promised to show how to put a ruffle binding on a quilt last July. So finally here are some pictures to give you an idea.


Make your quilt and quilt it. I cut strips 3 1/2" wide x the width of fabric. (The ruffles for Barb's star quilt are cut wider. I will check with her tonight and let you know the cutting measurements of her ruffle tomorrow.) Gather the ruffle and sew it to the edge of the quilt top. I gathered 45" at a time and then sewed it to the top and then gathered another 45" ....continued this technique until the ruffle was sewn in place. I did it this way to prevent tears that would be sure to come if my gathering thread broke. (If only I had one of those ruffle attachments for my sewing machine.) Gather the ruffle your favorite way. It's not my way or the highway here!


The ruffle is sewn in place. You can tell I really need something to cover up the seam allowance.



I cut strips 1 3/4" x the length of fabric for a facing. Sew the strips together to get the length needed for the quilt top. The ruffle is sandwiched between the quilt top and the facing. Sew the facing in place as shown above.

After the facing is sewn in place, fold it over to the back of the quilt top.



The ruffle will immediately pop up in place as the facing is folded to the back.

Iron the facing and ruffle. This view is the back of the quilt top.


Turn under a hem in the facing and blind stitch it down. It's really not too hard.


And really adds a sweet touch to this quilt.




Our engagement calendar is at the Kansas City Star's warehouse! I had to drive by and pick up some right away. This is for the year 2011. ( I had to tell you that because usually Barb and I run a bit late....didn't want you to think it was for 2010.)

It's set up as a weekly calendar. One picture per week. I photographed some of the sewing and needlework items in my collection. I never imagined in a million years that I would do the photography for something like this. (After doing about 15 loads of laundry per week for 20 years...it really limits what you believe can happen in your life.) I wish I could give every one of you a calendar....but I only have 5 to give away.

Sign up in the comment section...only one entry per person...I will do the random number generator thing and announce the winner on Sunday morning. Good luck to you all!

Until later,

Alma

369 comments:

  1. I love the ruffle binding. I may even attempt to do this one day. I would love to be entered to win one of those calendars. Will it make me more organized? Probably not. LOL

    Becky

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  2. I love your designs, now I just need many more hours in the day to do them all. Please enter my name for your calendar giveaway, it looks amazing.

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  3. Hi Alma - love your engagement calendar. Only one problem - I'll wish my life away, wanting to each week to pass so I can turn to the next gorgeous photo :-)
    Kind regards - Dawn (Melbourne, Australia)

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  4. Please enter me, too! I really enjoyed your recent scallop edge tutorial, which I have filed in my mind, and now this one! :)

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  5. The ruffle edge is lovely, & so is the calender. And thank you for making it spiral bound!

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  6. Thanks for the chance....Nancy
    nancy@glorybeestitch.com

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  7. Oh, the calendar is wonderful and the ruffled binding is so sweet! Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks! Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Thank you for the instructions for the ruffled binding - sooo pretty. I would LOVE a calendar.

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  9. Love the ruffled binding! Love the calendar too! Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

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  10. Hi,
    I love the ruffled edge on the quilt. I have done a lap size that way. It makes a great edge.
    I would love a calender. Maybe I would be able to stay more organized.
    Betty in MO

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  11. I love the binding! I'd love a chance at the calendar. Thank you!

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  12. Hello there Alma and Barb I would love to win the weekly calendar. Thank you. Debi in YL,CA

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  13. Lovely , please enter me in the draw, thanks

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  14. Enjoyed the ruffle binding tutorial and gazing at that pretty fabric and design...so many BBD projects to ponder!
    Please include me in your lovely engagement calendar give away-
    thanks ever so much :o)
    Kathleen

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  15. What a great tutorial on ruffle binding!! Please sign me up for the great drawing!!

    edgar

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  16. I made your quilt and sent you a photo quite a while ago. At the time I didn't know how to make the ruffled binding so I just added a sawtooth border and a regular binding. I have to say it's my most favorite quilt.

    I'd love to win one of you calendars. Thanks so much for your generous offer.

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  17. Thanks for the tutorial. I want to try it on a pillow. Your calender is lovely and I would love to be entered in your drawing.

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  18. Many thanks for the tutorial.
    I would love to win your calendar, it looks amazing.

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  19. I love your designs. I am working on the Home Sweet Home quilt right now. Thank you for your tutorials, and free patterns. The engagement calendar looks amazing. Would love to win it.

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  20. Love your new weekly calendar! Great tutorial..too bad I don't quilt, but I do cross-stitch and make dolls. Maybe the calendar will help me get those projects completed in a timely manner. Always enjoy your blog!!! Linda

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  21. Thanks for the ruffled edge finish and for an additional PEAK at your new quilt! Your new engagement calendar will be the one I'll be using next year, for sure - even if I don't win it here.

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  22. Please enter my name.I love it!!!Thanks for the chance.

    Maria L.

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  23. I would love to have your calendar--maybe I could pencil in more stitching time! Thank You Beth

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  24. The ruffle is lovely, I definitely want to try that out at some point, thank you for the tutorial. I'd love to be entered to win a calendar please, they look beautiful.

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  25. Oh I hope I win :-). Gorgeous calendar and quilt.

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  26. I love the quilts you make. Where do you find such beautiful fabrics? And I usually run a bit late myself, so a 2011 calendar would be very useful!

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  27. Thank you Alma again for giving us a very nice gift.
    Good wee-kend.
    Annick

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  28. Love this amazing calendar. I admire all of the photography you do for books, leaflets, calendar and cookbook. Amazing.

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  29. What a beautiful calendar, I see you have a bird on one page, now I know I'd love one! Great photography as always Alma.

    I'd appreciate being entered in your calendar giveaway.

    This is very nice of you,
    Pam

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  30. Oh, I would really enjoy the calendar. That lovely quilt in on my must make list.

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  31. Thanks for the chance to snag your new calendar. The ruffle binding is so lovely; I'm just not sure if I'd attempt it.

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  32. The ruffle binding is great! Thanks for showing how to do it. I would love to be entered for the calendar drawing.
    Thanks.
    luverlie@gmail.com

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  33. Hi Alma,
    enter me in you give away i love your photos
    kind regards
    Paule

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  34. Oh Oh Oh I want one!!! Pick me! Pick me!!!

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  35. Thanks for sharing the ruffle instructions. I would love to win one of your calendars. Thanks!

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  36. Waou I would love one of those calendar!
    I think I will try the ruffle binding on a table set.Thanfs for the tip!

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  37. Please enter me in the contest for the calendar. It's lovely.

    Could you also send me the information for the strawberry pattern missing from the pattern book that I purchased.

    I love your designs. I'd love to try one of your quilts some time. A small one. :)

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  38. Oh I would love one of those calendars please enter me in your draw ,just love the photographs.

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  39. What an awesome giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  40. I don't have the patience for quilting, but I do love seeing your designs.

    Please include me in the random generator!

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  41. Love the ruffle binding, am going to try it out on my next quilt, thank you for the tutorial!

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  42. Beautiful ruffling!

    Please enter me for the date book....beautiful picture!

    Thanks!!!

    sewingandxstitching (at) verizon (dot) net

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  43. What a great tutorial! I have printed it in case I ever get the urge to attach a ruffle to something - maybe (and that's a BIG maybe), I'll be able to follow your directions. However, even if I can't sew, I do use a calendar to keep me straight and what could be prettier than yours? So, of course, I'd love to be entered but even more, I'd love to win! Thank you!

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  44. That ruffled binding is the cat's pj's!

    Please enter me in the contest to win an engagement calendar. It looks so pretty, I'd love to win it!

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  45. What a great way to do the binding, how sweet on a little girls quilt? Gorgeous day book/calendar, I would love to have one of those. Thanks for the chance.
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  46. I just have to try that ruffle binding. It is beautiful! I love the calendar too!

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  47. Thankyou so much for sharing the prety ruffle binding.. have to try it on one of my quilts..:o)
    And thanks for having a lovely giveaway too.. it looks fantastic... sooo please add me..:o)

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  48. I know I would love the calendar as much as I love your blog, quilt books (I've made 2), cross stitch patterns and cookie recipes (made the pecan shortbread). I've entered many give aways but have never won, fingers crossed. Cheers Karen.

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  49. Alma, I love this engagement calendar, what a wonderful, useful item it is. I am sure it is just full of wonderful pictures you have taken. I would love to have it.

    I like your idea of the ruffled quilt, thank you for the illustrations. I work with a group of gals that make quilts and quilted items, we have had an auction, several sales and a raffle, we purchase playground equipment for our park. I am just in the learning stages as usually I do the cutting and pressing, but am getting the quilting fever. LOL
    Thank you and Barb for all your wonderful designs, I have cross stitched several of them.
    Judy

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  50. Thank you so much for sharing all that you do - and the calendar is just another way that you (both) inspire other women around the globe also doing loads of laundry and trying to be a bit creative.

    Regards, Sue

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  51. Thanks for another great product - yes, please enter my name in the drawing and continue the great work.
    Connie
    conniep203@yahoo.com

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  52. Your last little comment (about the laundry) made me realize that there is still hope I may one day do something exciting and creative with my life... just keep dreaming!

    Thanks for sharing the ruffle binding. This would be so cute on a baby quilt.

    Love the calendar... I'd love to win won too!

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  53. I love the ruffle and the calendar, would love to be in the drawing.

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  54. Beautiful binding and calendar. I'd love to be in the giveaway!!

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  55. Thank you for the tutorial on ruffle binding. I had not seen a quilt with a ruffle binding before, but I might try it sometime.

    The calendar is lovely. Looks like you did a great job on the photography.

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  56. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm intimidated to try it, but maybe someday. lol! And thanks for the giveaway too!

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  57. Thank you for the ruffle tutorial, so helpful!!! I would love to win your calendar, wow, that is so neat!!! I just can't seem to get enough time to do everything I want to, maybe a calendar would help, lol!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  58. How cool that you have a calendar!! I am a sucker for pretty engagement calendars. Please enter me.

    BTW, I love your ruffled quilt edging. How pretty!!

    Thanks
    Melody
    mmheck@verizon.net

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  59. Hi alma
    What a treat to try and win love the calender book please enter my name
    Love the ruffle binding good job!!!
    love all that you make
    have a good one
    Darlene

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  60. If only your number generator would generate my number. I love the calendar almost as much as I love your ruffled quilt edge.

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  61. I would love to win a copy of the engagement calendar. I can't wait to see the pictures in it! My email address is in my profile, just in case =) Thank you!

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  62. Thanks for the instructions for the ruffle. It is such a pretty quilt.

    I didn't know you sold calendars,too. Would love to win one!

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  63. Please enter me in your calendar giveaway. I would love to have one. Not sure if I would want to mess it up with my writing and notes!!! Love your work.

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  64. Thanks for the ruffle binding idea, I love it. Please include me in the draw Alma.

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  65. Gosh, it's march and my family still doesn't have a 2010 calendar posted anywhere-- the computer screen shows us the date.

    I don't have much luck with blog contests but I could sure use an engagement calendar, especially one as beautiful as this. Please enter me.

    I enjoy the Blackbird designs and fabrics because the colors and patterns are quietly harmonious.

    "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." ---Keats

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  66. Love the calendar book. Interesting way to finish a quilt. Very clever. Hope I win!

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  67. Oh Alma - the ruffle and binding on the quilt is just beautiful!! I have to try this out. I always loved the quilt from last summer, and now this one....it just get my ideas running through my head! And thanks for the giveaway offer. I'd love to have one please and thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  68. The ruffle binding is so clever! I'd love to have my name entered in your calendar giveaway.

    Thanks!

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  69. Love the ruffle binding and the colors used for the quilt. Thanks for putting up one of your date books for the drawing. I like that you are a year ahead. If I win it, I know I will put it in a special spot to save it for next year...then will I be able to remember where I put it???

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  70. hi Alma, i love your calendar...
    please enter me four your giveaway...
    ciao Maria

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  71. Thank you so much for sharing your technique for a ruffle binding...I love the touch of romantic elegance it adds to your quilt and can't wait to make one! I also love your calendar...just beautiful...please add me to the list!

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  72. What a beautiful calender! Love your photos! Please enter my name.
    Also, I want to thank you for the binding instructions. This would make a unique binding. I'll try it really soon.
    Thanks for all you do!

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  73. Thanks for explaining how to do the ruffle binding. Also, thanks for having a give-away for your calendars! Can't wait to see the photos you've selected~

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  74. Your ruffle binding is charming, a fitting companion to the scalloped edge!
    The calendar looks lovely - I would really like a copy & winning one would be great.

    Katherine

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  75. Can't wait to try a ruffle binding. I would love a calendar!

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  76. Thanks for the ruffle binding how-to. I just love it for that quilt. And I'd love to win a calendar with all your wonderful photographs. It is so nice to discover we can do something besides laundry! an ol brown mutt

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  77. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. Please enter me in the drawing. If I win, I think I will keep the book to help organize my stitiching life! Classes, goals, dates for shows, date for when new things come out....
    Thank you!

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  78. Thank you for the tutorial. I hope to try this one day. Please sign me up for the cute calendar. Happy Spring! Barbara

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  79. The ruffle is a sweet touch; thank you for the tutorial. I'm sure I would love your calendar as I really enjoy looking at the photos in your blog!

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  80. I love making ruffles with my ruffling foot. I love all the Blackbird Designs!!! I hope I am entered to win one of the calendars.

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  81. Alma -

    Love, love, love the idea of a calendar/date book. Equally as much as your quilts and cross stitch designs, I love your photography. You are a wonderful inspiration.

    I can't wait for the date book and all its eye candy!

    Bobbi - Ohio

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  82. The ruffling looks so sweet on your quilt! Love the quilt too! My kinda colors! Please enter me in the drawing for the engagement calender! Love your photography... and I still keep tract of events the old fashioned way (no blackberry here! LOL!)

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  83. Love the calendar and would like to have one of my own. I am really looking forward to your new quilt book.

    Jill
    Celina, TX

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  84. Oh I want to win. I love your beautiful photographs.

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  85. What a wonderful book. Even if I started now somehow I would be behind for 2011.

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  86. Your blog is such a pleasure to read and I always feel a little more relaxed after visiting. :<)
    Please enter me into your calendar contest.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Dorothy

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  87. Alma you don't know how much i look forward to reading your blog .I love what you write about. your quilt is wonderful. if i am lucky enough to win the calender would you and Barb please sign it for me. rhonda

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  88. Wow, the engagement calendar looks so. Great job on the photos. Nice enough to treasure even after the year is over. I'd love to win and if not will still need to get it. Will you be providing info on how to purchase it?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. I love the ruffles!!! I have the fabric all ready to go, just need some time to put it all together! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway! Love your blog, as always!

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  90. Love your blog! How generous of you to give away such a lovely calendar :^) I'd love to enter the draw. Thanks!

    Tracey

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  91. Thank you for the information and photos about the ruffle binding. It seems achievable now and I'm eager to try it soon.

    Your calendar is lovely! And of course, I'd love to win it!

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  92. Thank you for showing how to ruffle, tutorials are so helpful.

    Love the engagement calendar and of course who wouldn't want to win that:-)))

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  93. Love to read your posts. Would love to win one of your calenders. It looks wonderful.

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  94. I love that quilt and I really love the ruffle binding- it's a perfect touch! The calendar is so cute! Please enter me into your drawing and pinch me for good luck!

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  95. I'll just to have try making a ruffled quilt sometime. Looks very nice! Love the idea of your calendar with the pictures!

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  96. I do about 15 loads of laundry each week too, so I guess if I leave a comment here I am in with a chance to win your lovely calendar book. Love your blog, thanks for all the great tips you give and the endless inspiration.

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  97. I love that ruffle binding and the whole quilt. But then I liked the scallop-edged one too. OK. It seems like I like everything you do.

    I was just thinking how great to use a calendar like that for next year. I would love a chance to win and even if I don't win, I'm sure I will buy it for next year! Thanks for the offer!

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  98. I do love all the works you girls do, and wish I had the sewing thumb needed to do quilting. Quite honestly, the sewing machine my mom has terrifies me! LOL Basically all I can do is hemming and making pillows. :O

    Oh please enter me in the contest too?

    Really enjoy the photos you do for the blog, so I would imagine the book is quite lovely and something special!

    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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  99. What a wonderful calendar...just love it! Then again, I love all your items. Would love to win a calendar.
    Pam

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  100. Your quilts have inspired me to add quilting to my 'must learn' list!

    And I would love to win the calendar--I think it would make a wonderful stitching journal for me.

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  101. I don't ruffle~lol, but I do love~love~love everything BBD!

    Good luck to all!

    stitchinsweetsue@gmail.com

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  102. Oh, I can so relate to the laundry comment...I can almost see the light at the end of that tunnel.......love, love the diary and would love to win ! Think how far ahead I would be LOL!
    Ann-Maree in Sydney

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  103. Thank you for the tutorial on the ruffled binding - I think I have the perfect quilt for that technique!!

    Would love to win one of your calendars - so please throw my name into the fish bowl!!

    Roberta
    simplystitching@gmail.com

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  104. thank you so much for showing how to do a ruffled binding, I adore it!
    I would love to enter your calendar competition, I use a calendar everyday at work, and am always looking for a sweet one!

    Lissa
    Australia

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  105. Fantastic! Is there a way to rig or bribe the random number generator??? Thanks so much Alma for all you and Barb do.

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  106. Would winning this calendar increase the number of days and weeks in a year so I could work on even more of your designs? If not - well - what the heck! I'll just have to make do.

    Sandy in NJ
    Pecsan114@optonline.net

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  107. Oh - pick me. I would love to be inspired every week by your designs. Loved the ruffled binding lesson - looks easy enough (can you tell I haven't done one yet - lol)

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  108. Hi- beautiful, as usual! Will have to try a ruffled border, looks so feminine & sweet!
    the engagement calendar looks so pretty,too, would love to win your giveaway ~ thanks! Debbie

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  109. Thanks for the ruffle instructions. I will print this and save the instructions. Please enty me in the calendar give-a-way.
    Jean

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  110. I love the ruffle binding. I have done a single bed quilt with a ruffle..Great tutorial... and the calendar looks lovely, great pics..
    Julia ♥

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  111. Oh, how lovely! Your photography is as insipiring as your patterns!
    Thank you for this opportunity.

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  112. Your description and photos for the ruffled binding look reasonable, but I'm sure I'd wind up muffing it terribly. Keeping dates, however, is more within my capabilities. I'd LOVE a chance to win that gorgeous agenda!! :)

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  113. Thanks so much for the recent quilt edge treatment tutorials you've shared! I'm primarily a quiltmaker, but your recent cross-stitch patterns have lured me back to that. Now that I'm juggling two handcrafts (nevermind your wonderful pincushion ideas!), the least you can do is send me a calendar to schedule it all into my busy days. ;-)

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  114. Another great idea from Blackbird Designs. I love the look of the ruffle. Thanks for a great tutorial.

    Pat in Texas

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  115. Thank you for the ruffle binding tutorial. You make it look so easy! I am actually in the midst of piecing the Star quilt ... it's taking some time but I'll get there :)

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  116. What fun to have a year of your pictures to enjoy. I would love to be entered in your drawing.

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  117. I don't sew, but your quilts are beautiful. How wonderful of you to share your how-to tips. I also admire your photos very much. Would love to win one of your calendars.

    Susan

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  118. Please enter me in your drawing -- I'd LOVE to enjoy those beautiful pictures all year!
    Jeanne

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  119. I know the engagement calendar is lovely and would love to have one!
    Please enter me in your kind and
    generous giveaway.
    Blessings to you all....

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  120. Thank you for the ruffle tutorial, it is a sweet 'ending' for a charming quilt! Your calendar is just perfect with all of the beautiful pictures and the spiral binding.
    ttkitts@yahoo.com

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  121. The quilt is beautiful and love the ruffle. I am going to add a ruffle on my next quilt. Please enter me in the calendar giveaway.

    Edwina

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  122. I look forward to your blog so much! so many ideas and so little time. The calendar would definitely help to organize it though.

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  123. I would love to have a calendar for 2011 now so I could have some hope of getting organized by then! Love you blog.

    Eleanor
    North Palm Beach, FL

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  124. If I don't win, will you be sure you tell us how we can order these for Christmas presents!!??

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  125. You are so kind...
    thanks for the chance and anticipatory fun!

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  126. I would love to have a calender with handwork pictures. I am going to try the quilt but I just found you and it will take some time as I have two blessing dresses to get done by the end of April and May. Keep up the great work!

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  127. Your binding is beautiful. I have your first quilt book...would love to say I have made at least one, but not so far. Perhaps the calendar would help me plan so I could applique squirrels on a quilt.
    Susan in Forest Grove

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  128. Needlework AND photography? You are a truly talented and blessed lady. Please enter me in your calendar drawing; I'd be thrilled to win!

    Mary Jane
    calamityjr@sbcglobal.net

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  129. Please enter my name in your drawing!
    I would love to win one of y9ur calendars. Thank you!

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  130. great binding, pick me for the 2011 calendar

    bogfairy@yahoo.com

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  131. That was a great ruffle tutorial, thank you! The engagement calendar looks wonderful, thanks for the chance to win one. Sharonj

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  132. I would love one of those beautiful calendars, please enter me into your draw.

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  133. I would love to win your date book!
    I love to visit your blog and see
    what's new. I can't wait to get your
    new quilt book and start another project!

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  134. would love to enter for one of your calendars. very pretty!

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  135. What a great tutorial! You always make things look so easy!!

    I'd love a chance to win your calendar!

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  136. Love the ruffled binding. Have just finished a quilt top that it will look great on.

    Marie in TX

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  137. Love the tutorial. A ruffle would be just the added touch to a simple quilt. Your photography is stunning!

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  138. Thanks for the info on the ruffle binding, makes sense now. Don't we all need a calendar, if only for the lovely pictures.

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  139. I hope to win a calendar, but I know that I will be doing a ruffle binding in the near future.
    Thanks for both.

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  140. Love the engagement calendar. Please enter me in the contest.
    JB in Texas

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  141. Please enter me to win one of your calendars. I like the way you display all your things. I like the ruffle binding idea, too. Nice change from the usual way. Thank you.

    Darlis

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  142. Please enter me in the calendar giveaway...I would sooooo love to win! Your ruffle instructions are great...thanks for sharing. Oh, yes we all need more time in our day just for stitching. pjstitcher

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  143. Love the calendar Alma! Please include me in the drawing! You always do lovely photography so it should be a real treat each week!

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  144. The ruffled binding really adds to the beauty of your quilt. It is very, very good looking. Please enter my name in your calendar giveaway, please, please.

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  145. I love your new engagement calendar.I can't wait to get one. I wish I could use it now. You ladies are soooooo talented. I love your blog.

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  146. I am going to have to try making that ruffle binding, it looks great. I would love to win one of your lovely calendars. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  147. I have been following your blog for about a year and have stitched many of your designs. I always look forward to trying the techniques you show - you are a born teacher!!! I may try your ruffle technique on a pillow. I hope I am lucky enough to win a calendar.

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  148. Wow, congratulations. What a neat achievement.When 2011 is over you have those great pictures to make things with.

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  149. Beutiful quilts love the ruffle binding so sweet. I would love to be entered in your drawing for the calendar. It looks great!

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  150. Great tutorial for the ruffle binding. I would have never thought to do it that way!

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that I'm one of the lucky ones this time.

    Happy weekend to you!

    Lisa in Ohio

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  151. Lovely calendar book, please put my name in!

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  152. Love your engagement calendar. I hope I win one.

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  153. I can always use help getting organized, so your calender might just do the trick. Love your designs and working on the bluebird pin keep now.

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  154. Love the quilts and the ruffle binding. Would love to win one of those wonderful calenders with the awesome photos. You two are just the best! Penny

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  155. Love your blog and would love to win a calendar! Count me in, please!

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  156. Hi - would love to have the engagement calendar. I love your pictures. You are great a photographing! Thanks -

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  157. Love your pictures - you have a real talent! Would love the calendar for next year!

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  158. Love everything you and Barb do. I hope I win the engagement calendar.
    Sandy Z

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  159. Alma,

    All of that laundry made you a great photographer!! Like Mary Engelbriet said, "It's never too late to be what you might have been". I love the calendar and would love to win one.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Connie

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  160. Thank you for the ruffle binding tips. I need to do this on a quilt for my granddaughter and this came at the perfect time!
    I would love the calendar!
    ~Joyce in MI

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  161. it is a wonder just to see the creative process, i love your designs, of course and i agree a few kids and a load of house work can make ya think what can i do? now we know we can. thank you, love your designs. of course would love a calendar

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  162. I LOVE THAT CALENDAR. Alma - you are so very, very talented! And the ruffle tutorial is wonderful. Thanks very much.

    Becky B. in Michigan

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  163. Please enter me for your calendar giveaway, it looks great.

    Thanks,

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  164. Ilove the quilt in this post and your engagement calendar is awesome too!

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  165. I love that ruffle binding, and I think it's easy enough for even me to figure it out. Thank you for the very generous give-away. It's always a thrill to find a new post from you!!

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  166. I'm eager to see all the photos in your calendar. Love your pretty vignettes of special treasures. Blessings, Terry

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  167. I do remember the quilt posting. I love your quilt it is truely beautiful, like one from the past.
    Your calendar is beautiful. Congrats of its release. I would love to have one by your generous drawing. Can you post how to get one for those of us that may not be drawn?
    Thanks.

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  168. Thank you for the tutorial. I have a quilt ready for binding that I may have to try that on. It would be quite lovely I think. I would love to win one of your engagement calendars!

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  169. The ruffle binding is so soft and pretty - something I never would have thought to do.
    Hope your weekly calendar will be readily available. It's just the type that I look for to log by quilting day by day.

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  170. As always - you offer constant inspiration! And please include me in your engagement calendar contest. Just the peek we can see looks so lovely...

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  171. Everything is just beautiful! I would love a chance to win a calendar. Thank you so very much!
    Amy

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  172. I love the quilt with the ruffle binding....can't wait to try it! I'd love a copy of the new calendar!

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  173. Oh, the calendar is just beautiful, I so hope I win! If not, it's on my wish list!
    And the binding is soooo cute. I always forget that you can do something as simple as a ruffle and make it look so different!
    Thanks for the chance,

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  174. I like how you related to the laundry. It seems we women tend to under-estimate our abilities. I'm so glad you "made it".

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  175. Thankyou for the tutorial on the ruffle binding. I have done prairy points on some of my quilts, that looks good.Thanks for considering those of us without ruffle attachments. Love to go in the draw for the engagement calendar. Wish me luck!!

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  176. please enter me in your drawing. I would love to win the calendar. Thanks Kathy huskers60@tx.rr.com

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  177. I love visiting your web page, I always learn something....now for a few more hours in my day to do them LOL! Please enter me in your drawing for the calendar - it looks beautiful. Linda in Florida

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  178. Thanks for the binding tips for ruffles. It sure is cute for certain quilts.
    I would love to have a weekly planner with your great photos!

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  179. hello Alma, thank you for the tutorial on the ruffle. Please enter me in the draw for one of your beautiful calendars. with best wishes Gina from Sydney

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  180. You are always such a creative inspiration. Please enter me in the contest.

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  181. thank you for the nice tutorial, and please enter me in this giveaway

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  182. Your calendars are beautiful. I like that ruffled edge - thanks for showing how it is done.

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  183. How Lovely!
    I would love to be in the draw!
    Gorgeous photos, as always
    Thanks

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  184. Thanks for the tutorial!! I'm going to give it a try. Can I come & live at your house??? I'll cook & clean!!!!! I'm packing tonight. Colleen A

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  185. I love how easy you make all the patterns and finishing and quilting look. I ove the calendar and look forward to finding a cop of it. Marjo

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  186. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the ruffle. The Star Quilt caught my eye when you posted it and also when I saw (first) in the background of one of your show pics. I think the ruffle on your new quilt make it look so quaint and delicate. It's gorgeous!

    As for your calendar/engagement book, it looks wonderful too and I always love seeing your vignettes, so I imagine it would bring a sunny day, every day we use it.

    Chelle

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  187. Love that ruffle binding, omg! But I'm fairly certain I could never accomplish it!

    I'd love to win one of your engagement calendars, it's gorgeous!

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  188. I would love to win your calendar, it looks amazing!
    Thank you very much, nice weekend!
    Márti

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  189. it's impossible resist his contest!
    thank you again for the chance.

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  190. Even though there are aleady so many entries for your draw, you have to be in it to win it, so please enter my name. Thanks for showing how to do the gathered binding, but I think I prefer the scallop one best and will try that one of these days.

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  191. Love the Engagement Calendar - hoping to win.

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  192. love the calendar and all the pics ... and its the style calendar i love to use every year .. count me in please .. thanks for sharing the ruffle binding ... makes for a great look ... will have to give it a go on a small piece :)

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  193. You make the ruffle binding look so easy. I am definately going to give it a try. I would love to win one of those diaries. From what you have showed, it is almost too good to use.

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  194. Thank you for the ruffle lesson !!
    The calendar is beautiful, and finally 2011 will be perfect now to write our To Do list on it !!

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  195. Love that calendar - please enter me in the draw!

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  196. Thank you for the tutorial and also for the chance to win one of those beautiful calendars.

    Margaret

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  197. Thanks for the great binding lesson. Would be grateful for the chance to be a winner.

    Nicky

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  198. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I would love to win the Engagement calendar.

    Pat

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