Wednesday, May 21, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Market Aftermath

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 
Happy Wednesday! I'm back from Quilt Market and feeling so motivated! I saw some amazing fabric, fabulous new patterns, and I can't wait to get sewing. And you know what? I have only a few deadlines on the horizon and I am so excited to do some fun, whatever-I-want-to-do kind of sewing this summer.

Anyway, since I spent most of the last week in Pittsburgh, how about some pictures from Market in lieu of WIPs today? Here were some of the highlights for me:

Violet Craft's new line Brambleberry Ridge for Michael Miller. Also, she has paper-pieced animals! So there's that.

Carolyn Friedlander's new book Savor Each Stitch is uh-mazing.

Deer! So many deer. Harvey here looks pretty stylin' in Emily Herrick's Rustique collection for Michael Miller.

Heather Ross's line Far, Far Away is being released on quilting cotton for the first time by Windham. Yay!

Indelible by Katerina Rocella for Art Gallery Fabrics. 

Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter gave a great schoolhouse session for her book, Fabulously Fast Quilts.

A Quilter's Mixology by Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces—this book is such a fresh, original take on Drunkard's Path blocks and curved piecing. Angela's Schoolhouse session actually made me excited about curved piecing for the first time ever! For real!

Oh yeah, the Cotton + Steel collections really do live up to the hype. Everything these ladies do is just so ... smart. I want to grow up to be them someday. : )

American Made Brand solids by Clothworks is a fantastic new line of solids that are made right here in the states. Gotta love that.

Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew's new line for Windham, Oh, Clementine.

And friends old and new. So many of my favorite people were at this Market! This is Angela of Cut to Pieces, Kaye of Miss Print, Anna of Noodlehead, Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew, Ashley of Film in the Fridge (and her crazy-cute daughter Hazel), Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Amanda of Crazy Mom Quilts, and Amy of Diary of a Quilter.


My WIP Wednesday Market Wrap-Up has been brought to you by Marmalade Fabrics. Marmalade is running the second year of its Around the Color Wheel monthly bundles. You can subscribe in 1/2 yards of FQs, or you can purchase the bundles individually (past bundles are still available!). Marmalade even has a special program for buyers outside the U.S. to save you on shipping. Check out all of Marmalde's bundles right here.


Giveaway: This week Marmalde is giving away one Around the Color Wheel bundle for May, in the Ruby Red colorway. To enter, just leave a comment answering this question: "When purchasing fabric bundles, what do you consider the perfect size/amount of fabric per bundle?" a) 12 fat quarters; b) 6 fat quarters; c) 6 half yards; d) 8 half yards. I'll draw a random winner next Wednesday!

And in the meantime, link up your WIPs! Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


189 comments:

  1. Ooh, thanks for the Market wrap-up - lots of eye candy for those of us on the other side of the world. I think 8 half-yard bundles is perfect.

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  2. Thanks for the lively report from Quilt Market! For me, 12 fat quarters makes the ideal bundle!

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  3. totally love all your quilt market photos, such wonderful collections coming soon
    and I like the bigger fat quarter bundles, so 12+ for me

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  4. I seldom buy bundles but when I do, I generally want more rather than less. Not that I ever mess up and need to make up the difference with another fq or anything...

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  5. Hey..I was wondering what was happening "over there" at Quilt market, so thanx for the update!
    And 12 fat 1/4s suit me really well, a wee sample of everything! Linda NZ

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  6. Quilt market looks like loads of fun. I prefer 12 fat quarters.

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  7. I like 6 fat quarters. I think that's enough to make something nice with. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  8. Of the options above I would go for 12 fat quarters, I like variety! Actually I really like getting a whole fabric collection in fat Eighths. I am totally jealous of your trip to quilt market by the way!

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  9. Great pics! I would go with d) 8 half yards

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  10. I like 12 fat quarters at least to give good variety and to go a good way towards making a quilt.

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  11. I tend to purchase smaller amounts of greater variety because I find a little fabric goes a long way! And variety is the spice of life!

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  12. For me I like 12 FQS. Lots of variety that way. I only usually buy more for backing / binding / sashing

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  13. 12 fat quarters so you get a little taste of a lot. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

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  14. I usually opt for fat quarter sized bundles.

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  15. I like the idea of 12 fat quarter bundles so that I can play with value and scale. raverne at comcast.net

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  16. At least 12 fat quarters. Up to 16 is better. I like the variety. Thanks!
    gigiv13@gmail.com

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  17. I usually buy bundles with a project in mind, so it really depends on the size of the project, and of course the size of the collection.

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  18. I like 6-less guilt and I'm forced to add from my stash to round it out!

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  19. I think either 6 halfs or 12 FQs

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  20. I like 12 fat quarters, but I really can only afford 6 fat quarters.

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  21. Very nice view to market. Thank you. The perfect size - what a question. For scrappy quilt - 12 FQ, for modern - 8 1/2 yard.

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  22. Love the photos of market, sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. If I had to choose it would be the 12FQ, so that I can get a feel and then if I love the line I'd probably by some half yards..

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  24. Of those choices, 12 FQs works for me. I'm starting to buy 1/2 yd bundles, though. Sometimes a FQ just isn't enough fabric especially if I love it!

    Crystoll at aol dot com

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  25. Looks like you had a great time at Market! I like to get 12 fat quarters in a bundle - gives lots of option to mix and match. Half yards would be better but a little more spendy of course.

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  26. What fabulous pictures from Market, Lee. Glad to hear you are excited to do some curved piecing. It really is fun! 12 fat quarters are my preference. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  27. Great pictures from Market! Wish I could have been there! I would chose 12 fat quarters. I love the variety.

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  28. Oh, such beautiful, inspiring photos! Looks like it was a great Market! Thank you for sharing your insight and the eye candy!

    Much as I love fat quarter bundles, I'd probably choose 8 half yards…gives you more to play with.

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  29. Awesome pics Lee! I like 12 fat quarters but to be honest it depends how many of the fabrics from a line that I like. I would rather have more prints in smaller cuts to get a wide choice, even fat eighths are good. Then I'd buy yardage of ones I love!

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  30. I tend to buy more fabric that I need so I would choose 8 half yards - you can never have too much fabric, right?

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  31. Thank you, thank you for all the fun and gorgeous shots from Market! Wow! I hope you get to do lots of fun sewing this summer!

    I like 12 fat quarters so I can have a bit from each print in a line. Fat quarters let you have enough to do something with, without a huge commitment to ones in the line that maybe aren't your favorite.

    Thanks for hosting!

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  32. It looks as if you had an amazing time! :)

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  33. I like at least 12 pieces in a fat quarter bundle or more as I love to make large quilts - I sometimes will have other fabrics in the stash to use with them but not always.

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  34. I like fat quarter the best .

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  35. 12 fat quarters would be my pick, I was so excited to add my first link up I almost forgot to comment!

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  36. I am with Lucy. I love fat eighths, and then some yardage of my favourite prints.

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  37. I like 6 fat quarters, it's just enough variety without being overwhelming...and then I feel less guilty when I "have" to buy more!

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  38. Twelve fat quarters would give enough variety to inspire, but I am nervous when buying fat quarters that it won't be enough. There will never be enough....

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  39. My favorite is 12 fat quarters so there's a little bit of everything.

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  40. I would choose 12 fat quarters in order to get the most variety for scrappy quilts.

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  41. Looks like you had a fantastic time at the market! I would definitely choose the 12 Fat Quarters as I love how they all just look so pretty with each other and you get a bit of each. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  42. 12 fat quarters would be my preferred size. I love having lots of different fabrics to make my quilts sparkle. So, smaller amounts but more of them gives me a taste of many things.

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  43. Thanks for all the great photos...especially like that last one with all the girls!:)

    Hmmmm....I think I like 6 FQ bundles because it's just enough of a taste and I can buy something else to boot!:)

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  44. I bet you did have a great time! I loved looking (and dreaming) through the photos that you share.

    I think the perfect bundle for me would be the (b) 6 fat quarters, although 12 at a time would be even nicer for larger projects.

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  45. Cotton + Steel is just amazing! I like 12 fat quarters or 8 half yards. I think I prefer the half yards so that I have more freedom to use different patterns and the same fabric in multiple projects if it is something I love!

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  46. I used to go for FQs, but don't use them much actually. So now I look at the HY bundles, and probably 6 of them would be enough.

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  47. If I really like the fabric, the bigger the bundle the better. If I like the fabric, but am unsure what I will use it for, I would get a small bundle of 6. Thanks for the give away.

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  48. 8 half yards! I'd rather have too much than not enough!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. I'd go for 8 half yard bundles if money were no object.

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  50. It depends on the project and budget...but I'd probably pick 12 fat quarters or 6 half yards, depending on the scrappy-ness of the project (and how much I like the selection in the bundle!)

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  51. Lee,
    I loved seeing all your IG pix (as well as anyone who tagged their feed with #quiltmarket) and I agree that there were lots of interesting new directions at Quilt Market, so I was glad to see your mini-wrap-up of your time and the events there. From an abundance of mini-quilts, to the opposite of giant paper piecing, there was lots to take in. I also hope you sold out of your sample sets of patterns, but I think one of the more fun photos was that one of everyone lined up at the end of this blogpost. We read all their blogs and sort of know they are "real" people, but to see them altogether was a real treat.

    Usually I don't enter giveaways, but who can resist what you've got going on today? 12 fat quarters would be my answer, if they are solids, but 8 half yards if they are prints (and like a few others, if the budget was feeling flush that month). Thanks for offering this to all of here out in blogland.

    Welcome back from Pittsburgh, and I look forward to your *fun* sewing--
    Elizabeth

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  52. What brilliant market pictures! I can't wait to get my hands on Brambleberry Ridge, the colours look amazing!
    I'd go for fq bundles, either the 6 or 12 as I prefer to buy half yards of certain prints I love

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  53. it's so amazing to see all of these Market pics!
    I think the best sized bundles are 6 half yards :)

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  54. Beautiful reds! I think 12 FQ's so you get lots of variety. Thanks for market pix-really enjoyed them.

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  55. I'm still kind of new at this, but I love fat quarters and 12 is a great number for variety! Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

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  56. Thanks for the roundup! I like 12 fat quarters or 6 half yards.

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  57. 12 FQs...a little bit of a big variety! Just perfect!

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  58. Swooning over the Cotton + Steel basics!

    As for fabric bundles, it really depends on the project. But probably either 6 or 8 half yards.

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  60. I like the variety of 12 fat quarters. Thanks for the Market pictures and the great giveaway!
    nkadenver at yahoo dot com

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  61. I'd say 6 FQs is a great size, but it depends on the project. Sometimes I want FQs and sometimes I want half yards. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Such fun! I'm really looking forward to the Far, Far Away line, and I'm sure Amy's session was awesome. Love her new book. Looks like you had a great time!

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  63. 8 half yards! Plenty of fabric and a good variety of color :)

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  64. looks like you had an amazing time at quilt market. I don't really have a favourite bundle of fabric to buy. In Australia fabric is very expensive and tend to buy what I need rather than just what I like. I don't tend to buy bundles cause they are pricey but guess I am drawn to fat quarters

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  65. I usually buy FQs and it just depends on the project and the fabric as to how much I want to buy! Sometimes I like the bigger bundles sometimes not! And sometimes I like half yards! Can't be stuck to just one size ;-)

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  66. Yes, thanks for giving us a little "taste" of Quilt Market! I especially loved the photo of all of you bloggy celebs together at the end. Very cool.

    As for the Big Question: In the past, I would have gone for a pack of 12 FQs for variety. However, I'm finding more and more often that I'm grabbing a FQ from my stash for a project and then realizing that I don't have enough of it for what I want to do. For that reason, I'm trying to purchase at least a half yard of each fabric now, especially if I really love it or it's something basic that would work in multiple projects. So now I'd say either 6 or 8 half yards would be the "perfect" bundle, especially when we're talking about solids.

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  67. I usually buy fqs unless I have a specific project in mind. For fabric clubs I prefer the 12 fqs option so I get a good mix each month, but if I were to choose the half yard bundle it would be the 6 half yard option I would choose. Of course my choice is often dictated by the price as I order from the US but live overseas so have to take possible customs charges into account.

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  68. Oh it depends on the quilt - but I am sick of stocking up on random fat quarters and never having enough fabric - so I am switching to half yards now - so six half yards.

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  69. I like variety so I'd say 12 FQs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  70. I would say C. I like half yards and 6 is a nice variety without being too spendy.

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  71. I like 12 fat quarters. Gives you a good variety without breaking the bank. Especially for those of us still trying build stash.

    And I would love to have this bundle of reds. I currently have no reds in my stash!

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  72. I like variety, but I like to have enough to really do something with, so I think 12 FQs for me.

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  73. If it's the same print in different colorways, then I like 6FQs. Otherwise I like either 12 FQs or 8 half yards, depending on what I think I'll use them for. (does daydreaming count as a use?)

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  74. I love the pics from Quilt Market, it's like a virtual tour! Always cool to see what's new and upcoming. Honestly, I'm getting sick of the fact I can never do anything with fat quarters, I'm switching to half yards. More expensive, but I end up buying more when I buy fat quarters anyways!

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  75. HI,
    Thanks for much for the pics of Quilt Market. I have never gone but love seeing the way the designers set up their booths. I think that 12 fat quarters are sufficient when buying bundles. The 12 gives you lots of variety and color.

    Ruth ruthq@rogers.com

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  76. Looks like you had some fun! I prefer 12 fat quarters. I like as much variety as possible! ;)

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  77. I like 12 fat quarters. If my budget was tight I would opt for 6.

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  78. I like 6 FQs, but I have a very tight budget. I do find that with more fabrics, there is more of a chance that I will dislike one. And I definitely prefer FQs to half-yards because I want variety!

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  79. 12 is the best. That way you can have a nice variety :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  80. For stash building I always choose to purchase half yards (c). :)

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  81. I prefer half yards, because I always seem more likely to use it since there is likely to be enough.

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  82. I prefer to buy half metres, which i guess is roughly the equivalent of half yards. Mainly because I am still building up a fabric stash, being new to quilting. Fat quarters are like a lolly scramble, lots of variety, but not enough to necessarily satisfy your appetite for something special.

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  83. That's a tough call. I'm not very predictable when it comes to bundles. For basics and blenders, I like half yards if I think I'll use them a bunch in bee blocks and paper piecing. For most other prints or designer lines, I like fat quarters - probably 12? At the same time, if it's just a part of a line that I like, I might buy half yards. Who knows! Some of it depends on how much $$ I have in my pocket. ;)

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  84. I think 12 fat quarters makes for a great starting point. carolann427@aol.com

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  85. I think 6-8 fat quarters is a good size. When there's 12, there's usually a print or two I don't like, so I won't buy it. And I'm not a fan of half yard bundles, unless there's a discount on purchasing the bundle of 6 vs. the 6 individual half yards.

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  86. Thanks for sharing your market pics. I like the idea of 8 half yard bundles. Fat quarters are never enough for me.

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  87. I prefer 12 fat quarters - more variety that way.

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  88. I used to buy fat quarters exclusively....but often needed more yardage for my projects. I'm a big 1/2 yard bundle fan now!

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  89. Love those giant stacks of fat quarters....but like someone else said, I fear there is never enough....!!!
    So half yard bundles from me....as much as I can get away with stashing away from my husband's view!!!

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  90. I would say half yard bundles.

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  91. My heart says 8 half yards, but my wallet insists on 6 fat quarters!

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  92. I just love all of the pictures of Market - so inspiring!

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  93. Forgot to mention - fat quarters - I can't stretch the budget to half yards!

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  94. I'm all for variety, so I'd go for the 12 fat quarters--or 6, and get two different bundles.

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  95. Thanks for the recap on Quilt Market. Hope to attend some day. For buying bundles, I think 12 FQs is a nice set.

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  96. I love 12 or more fat quarter bundles! Thanks.

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  97. Definitely half yards and 8.
    Shawn

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  98. Thanks for the eye candy from Quilt Market! I love 8 - 1/2 yard bundles.

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  99. 12 fat quarters would be my preferred amount. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. Enjoy your fun sewing, it was great to meet you :o)

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  101. Some great new lines coming out!!! 12 FQ is my preference.

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  102. I love the quilt market photos. Thank you for sharing them. And, thank you again for sponsoring the WIP Wednesdays!

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  103. That's a tricky question to answer! If the bundle was for blenders that I would use occasionally I'd say 12 FQ, but if I thought I'd get more use out of them then I'd say 8 half yards. I can't wait to get my hands on the Cotton+Steel collections.

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  104. Thanks for sharing some Market views. So fun and inspiring. I like 6-12 fat quarters best.

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  105. 12 FQ is my preference. So much color and beauty...

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  106. Since I am not a scrappy person, and more structured and organized, I'd have to go with the 8 half yards. I prefer to have fewer prints/colors, so that i can have more of each print/color. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Cheri

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  107. I enjoyed my "pretend trip" to market through your pictures. OH WHAT FUN!
    I prefer 6 half-yard cuts the best

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  108. So EXCITED about American-made fabrics! Yay! Personally, I'm very picky about my fabric, so I would go with smaller-sized bundles, so if there was a FQ that I wasn't sure about, it's only one FQ, and maybe I can donate that to a friend who likes the print and/or color so I vote for 6-FQ bundles.

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  109. Lee...I loved your post this week from the fair. It was so nice getting to put current faces on the girls whose blogs I love to follow. If I were to win....and that would be a first...I would like the 12 fat quarters. I adore all those reds. The prints are awesome. Thanks for the give-away. genie

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  110. Six fat quarters for me. I think that it is an affordable price without feeling like you really have to think hard about spending that much money. Of course, options are helpful in case you "need" more.

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  111. I like 12 FQs, then I feel I really have enough to make a quilt, not have to struggle to find that extra inch somewhere. Thanks.

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  112. I prefer 12 FQs - all the patterns and prints, and then you can add to it from your own stash to fill it out enough to make a full size quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. I prefer at least half-yard cuts. Fat quarters are ok, but not my preference. I do, however, purchase fat quarters, but not as often as I purchase larger cuts.

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  114. I prefer 12 fat quarters, because then I have more fabrics that go together. And I'm terrible at picking them out on my own!

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  115. HI!!!!! I would love the 8 half yards!!!! That would be great!!!!

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  116. I'm usually a fan of larger cuts (1/2 yard and above), though I do have more fat quarters in my stash than I'd like to admit :)

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  117. I enjoy FQ's but I prefer 1/2 cuts of 8 or more.

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  118. Six fat quarters seem to do the trick. tomcharlene@gmail.com

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  119. Option d--eight half-yards. I love FQ bundles but always seem to pick projects that require more. I'm learning to be more discerning about what I buy so my stash doesn't spiral out of control!

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  120. I would like 8 1/2 yards. Lots of variety and plenty of it.

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  121. I prefer the 8 half yard bundle size. Thanks!

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  122. 12 fat quarters or 8 to 9 half yards

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  123. I prefer 8 half yard bundles. I love half yards.matsche.christine@yahoo.com

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  124. Historically I have purchased a lot of fat quarters but it seems there's never enough of a fabric to do anything with-so I think 8 half yards is the way to go. Great photos. Market looks like a lot of fun.

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  125. I like to get 9 fat quarters. That seems to work well.

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  126. I like 12 fat quarters, so that I have, hopefully, enough fabric for a small quilt. Thanks for the market recap!
    k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  127. I like to get fat quarters.....seems to work for me! Thanks for all the pics!

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  128. Having lots of fat quarters is fun so probably 12 of them

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  129. My first choice would be 8 1/2 yards, but it depends on the pattern I want to use. 12 FQs can be better sometimes!

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  130. I would choose 6 half yards. Use 5 and some background fabric and save the 6th for binding. I'm typically a minimalist when choosing fabric though.

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  131. My first choice is a - 12 fat quarters. I like having a little more fabric to work with. Plus I can make a big project or more projects.

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  132. I like fat quarters but am now moving towards half yards so I can put more designs together so I say 6 half yards.

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  133. I prefer 12 fat quarters for the variety

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  134. Definitely 12 FQ! Good variety, and works for most quilt patterns.

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  135. I would say 6 half yard are good. I prefer lots of fabric. I do also like the mini 6 fat quarter bundles as if I'm looking at fat quarters instead of half yards it's often because of budgetary reasons so the mini bundles are perfect.

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  136. It really depends on the project (or lack of one). 8 half yards is nice but 12 fat quarters gives more variety. Also limits the chance of having too much of a fabric I don't particularly like. Now if the line is all around fab - 24 yards (or a yard of each print in the line) whichever is larger, would be great! Oh, that wasn't one of the choices. So 4 or more 12 packs of fat quarters. Never mind, I'll just back the truck up. : )

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  137. Depends on the project, for just stashing and to see what the fabric is like, I like to get E, is that an option, 8 FQ's.

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  138. Great post about all of the Quilt Market shenanigans. For me the perfect amount of fabric is 12 fat quarters. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway.

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  139. I think about 6 FQs is plenty to be getting on with.

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  140. The more fq the better. I think that the more mix of fabrics = more interesting quilt. So my vote is 12. I love those reds . . Squeal!

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  141. I like a lot of variety, since I'm building my stash. I vote for 12 Fq's.

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  142. At least 12 fat quarters for me ~ I do love scrappy and the more the merrier!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ so generous!

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  143. Hi :). I actually prefer 8 1/2 yards, as I get variety and have more choices in what I can do with them because of the size. But I usually but only fat quarters when buying bundles because that's all my pocketbook can afford! Lol!

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  144. That's a toss up between 12 fat quarters and (6) 1/2 yard cuts. I guess it depends on the fabric.

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  145. I am building a stash so 12 fat quarters sounds perfect.

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  146. Either 12 FQ or 8 half yds. FQs are usually easier on the finances but you can do so much more with larger cuts.

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  147. I'd say C - 6 half yards because i like the larger cuts.

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  148. I'd have to say 6 FQ's. I'm usually ordering a bundle to fill a "hole" in my stash and just need bit to make it happen.

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  149. hmm… I guess from the choices given, I'd say 12 fat quarter bundles since I love a lot of variety

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  150. 8 Half yards for me. More to work with my dear...imagine a wolf in grandma's clothes

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  151. I like buying in half yard increments unless it's on sale, then I buy one yard increments.

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  152. I think I like 12 fat quarters when it comes to bundles. Gives me more choices for coordinating things.

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  153. I prefer 12! But I also prefer to buy half yards not FQ!

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  154. 8 half-yards would be my preference, I think..... I finally gave up buying fat quarters as it was never quite enough..... my greedy little fabric heart always wants MORE!!!

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  155. Fat quarters never seem to be enough for me, so I'll have to say C. Six half yards. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  156. Quilt Market looks fantastic - as usual!

    As for my answer - eight half-yards is what my preference is.

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  157. I like 12 fat quarters. That way I get more variety.

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  158. Thanks for the photos from Market! I prefer 12 fat quarters - lots of possibilities!

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  159. I like 12 fat quarters in a bundle...it's a nice amount of fabric and still affordable :)

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  160. I like at least 12 fat quarters. It gives you a ice variety and enough for a good sized lap quilt. Thanks for the market recap. Can't wait to get my hands on the grouchy princess!

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  161. The 12 fat quarters would probably be it for me.. I like things a little scrappy, and mixed with some solids, that amount is definitely enough for a few projects!

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  162. Thanks for the "wrap up". Great to see pictures of the event. I like 12 fat quarter bundles. Helps to build a more scrappy look. Thanks

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  163. Well, if I was to pick my favorite - I would want 8 half yards. It would be enough to finish a quilt top, with enough assortment.

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  164. I think that 12 fat quarters would be ideal. Enough variety to choose from, and maybe throw in some of my own. . . Thanks for the view of Market!!

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  165. Unless I'm purchasing fabric for a very specific purpose, I usually go for smaller bundles, so I say 6 FQs is just right.

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  166. So many beautiful new fabrics to look forward to. It must have been another amazing market.
    I had a retail owner suggest to me today that batiks are making a come back. I seriously doubt this and think he is misinformed - what do you think after having just been to Market?

    In answer to your question - 6 half yards. Enough variety to play with but not too expensive.

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  167. A color wheel quilt is on my bucket list...thanks for the giveaway!!

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  168. I like having more options so the 12+ fat quarters is my preference.

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  169. I like 12 fat quarters best.
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  170. I'd say eight half-yards -- that's exactly what I just bought of Rae Hoekstra's Lotus Pond!

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  171. 12 fqs I find to be a perfect bundle. Loved all the eye candy and Harvey the deer.

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  172. I prefer half yards, but for fat quarters I would say 12.

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  173. Looks like you had a great time! I would go with the (8) half yards

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