170 MicroMod His & Hers Sew-Along.

4.10.2013


Welcome to my stop on the microMod His & Hers Sew-Along!  I was so excited when Alexia asked me to be a part of this tour.  I love microMod and had been hoping to get my hands on this versatile collection!
Before I show you what I made, here's a little Q&A, Newlywed Game style with Alexia and Rob.  These two are a successful couple, so I wanted to know what they thought was their spouse's biggest accomplishment.

Rob:  Alexia's biggest recent accomplishment is writing the book, something she did at the same time as we were buying a house and moving!
Alexia:  My biggest accomplishment is starting our pattern & design company with Rob and my mom, Michelle! It is something that was a dream for so long, and we just stuck with it and did all that we could to make it happen.

Alexia: Rob's biggest accomplishment is our house...we bought a 20's era fixer-upper last year and have been working on it since! He has done SO much to the house, all while having his first fabric line!
Rob:  My biggest accomplishment is wooing Alexia!

Okay Rob, that is pretty much the sweetest answer!  I think you win this round! :)

Now, onto the sewing!  I had been looking for an excuse to make the Around Town Tote from Alexia's book, Liberty Love, and it made perfect sense to combine it with microMod for this project.
For the girl version of the tote, I used the MicroMod Seaweed in Purple for the colored stripes, and my favorite yarn dyed Essex linen in Black for the gray stripes.  I used a thrifted gray leather belt for the handle, and opted to keep the buckle on because I liked the gold mixed with the gray and purple.
For the guy version, I decreased the size of the stripes to fit my husband's Macbook Air.  I added a flap with magnetic snaps to close it.  The blue stripes are Micromod Seaweed in Teal, and the gray is more yard dyed Essex linen.


The insides of both bags are the Vertigo print from Micromod, in Teal for the guy version and Purple for the girl version.



Now for the giveaway!  Alexia, Rob, and Cloud 9 are offering one of you a fat quarter bundle of microMod, and the Lots of Dots quilt pattern from the Green Bee Pattern shop!

To enter, simply leave a comment here!  Please make sure to leave a way for me to contact you in your comment, or you will not be eligible to win.  I'll pick a winner on Monday (4/15).

Update:  Congrats to our winner, The Bumble Girl!  Thanks to everyone who entered!

Make sure to stop by the rest of the stops for more microMod sewing inspiration and giveaways, and at the end there is an amazing grand prize. You could win a fat quarter stack of microMod by Rob Bancroft from Cloud9 fabrics, the entire Green Bee Patterns collection, a microMod sewing bag, and a Singer Heavy Duty Sewing Machine! (US only for the grand prize).

April 2 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee http://alexiaabegg.squarespace.com/
April 3 - Kelly at Kelbysews http://kelbysews.blogspot.com/
April 5 - Amanda at the Craft Junky http://www.thecraftjunky.blogspot.com/
April 6 - Rachael at Imagine Gnats http://imaginegnats.blogspot.com/
April 8 - Heather at alamode http://alamodefabric.blogspot.com/
April 10 - Holly at Bijou Lovely http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/
April 13 - Alexia, Michelle & Rob Green Bee http://alexiaabegg.squarespace.com/
April 17 - Faith at Fresh Lemons http://www.freshlemonsquilts.com/
April 18 - Katie at Swim Bike Quilt http://swimbikequilt.com/
April 19 - Deborah at Whipstitch http://whipstitchfabrics.com/blog/
April 20 - Jacey at Jaceycraft http://jaceycraft.blogspot.com/
April 24 - Jenny at the Southern Institute http://thesoutherninstitute.com/
April 25 - Amy from sukie don't ya know http://sukiedontyaknow.com/
April 26 - Jen from Betty Crocker Ass http://www.bettycrockerass.com/
April 27 - Sara from Sew Sweetness http://www.sewsweetness.com/
April 28 - Krista at Krista Withers Quilting http://kristawithersquilting.blogspot.com/
April 29 - Katy from I'm a Ginger Monkey http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.com/
April 30 - Amber from One Shabby Chick http://oneshabbychick.typepad.com/
May 1 - Alexia & Rob Green Bee GRAND PRIZE http://alexiaabegg.squarespace.com/

170 comments:

  1. This line is perfect. And I always need inspiration for sewing things for my hubby. Thanks!

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  2. Just a great assortment of prints. I really like how you used them in your projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. What wonderful prints and a great pattern! Thanks for a chance to win them.

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  4. Those totes are so pretty with those fabrics! Wonderful giveaway!

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  5. Oh wow I love those fabrics but also your use of a belt for the handles - so simple but genius too! thanks for the giveaway
    mary(at)emmens(dot)co(dot)uk

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  6. Love the pairing with the Essex! And very clever use of the belts. I would have never thought to do that!

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  7. Lovely projects and thank you for the chance to win some of the beautiful fabric

    enigmatic_15 at yahoo dot com

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  8. Ooh! I love the his and hers versions! Great giveaway - thanks. Windylou at gmail dot com

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  9. Beautiful fabric and really cool pattern! One of these days I'm bound to finally win. ;)

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  10. Really neat new line, love it! Thanks for the chance!!

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  11. Your bags are really lovely! These fabrics are amazing, thanks for the chance to win.

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  12. What a great fabric line and giveaway, thank you!

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  13. Fun! I really like this line! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Ooo, I love the combination of the Micro Mod and linen. Beautiful!

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  15. Ahhhh! You are ridiculously talented. Would love to get my hands on some MicroMod!

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  16. Both bags look great. I really like the fabric combinations.

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  17. Love the colors of this line, especially the dark magenta color!

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  18. Wow, I love these fabrics. Great ideas with the bags - I think I will have to make my husband a bag for his new kindle.

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  19. sorry, you can reach me at sarahd1781@gmail.com

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  20. Great fabrics and really like your projects using them.

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  21. Ooh, me, me, please!!!! I love the his and hers idea with the coordinating lap top holder and bag. You chose my favorite print in the line to showcase with your items.

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  22. Oh dear. I love this line! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  23. Love the colors, and the upcycled belt is genius!

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  24. How cute! The fabrics are great too.

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  25. I loev this line- so fun and usable for both genders.

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  26. I love, love, love this fabric line!

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  27. I love this line, and your projects! I think it's perfect for garment sewing ...

    Paulamb at shaw dot ca

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  28. perfect fabric for that tote - looks fantastic :-)

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  29. Love the fabric choice for your projects. Wonderful patterns and I could use another bag to tote around all my stuff....Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  30. This is a great line and I love cloud 9 fabric. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  31. Love the belt recycle. great idea and fabrics

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  32. the prints look lovely with the linen! Thanks for the give away!

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  33. Hey...I love the tote..it looks really nice...love the fabric love the style..so this giveaway is perfect...thanks for the chance...Sarah

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  34. I love the projects you made! It is a great way to show a his and hers project.

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  35. I love the way you used belts handles. The fabrics are great!

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  36. those bags are cute. I just got liberty love out of the library and I'm looking forward to trying some of the patterns. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Thanx for the awesome tutorials!
    capoppies@yahoo.com

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  38. Love the MicroMod collection! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  39. I love Green Bee patterns! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. thanks for the chance to win such fun fabric!

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  41. I really love this line, I think that's an awesome bag too, I need an everyday tote, but I'm thinking this could be converted into a nice laptop carrier for travel...I better move this book closer to the top of my amazon list!

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  42. I Love how you used micro mod with Alexia's bag from Liberty Love. I've been wanting to make this bag but but didn't know what to use for straps. Now I'm going thrifting for a belt!

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  43. Really neat fabric line! Thanks!

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  44. Love your projects! Thanks for the chance to win! courtneysews at gmail dot com

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  45. I have been eying this collection and your projects show it off beautifully!

    Jen
    Jen at toddleita dot com

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  46. These prints are so fun and the book looks great.

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  47. What great fabrics. I'd love to get my hands on some!

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  48. I love how you used a thrifted item for the handles. It looks really nice and saves money too! Thanks so much1

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  49. I love the Lots of Dots pattern! And great fabric line. :)

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  50. I love Micro Mod, I have the entire line from the beginning and love that the hop is going on because I havent cut into it .. I love the way you recycled too, I saved some belts, this is quit inspiring. I would love to win and have more of this fabric for many more projects, I have 4 grown boys.

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  51. I absolutely love this fabric. And I agree Rob wins.

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  52. Another fabulous fabric line and great project! snpquilt@gmail.com

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  53. Love your bags and Micro Mod!! I have had Lots of Dots on my wishlist for awhile now as well. Thanks for the chance to win!
    chrissherman1669@yahoo.com

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  54. Love both of your projects! That looks like some beautiful fabric my stash could use! Cute interview, too...

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  55. What a fantastic line of fabric. I like the guy version, always on the look out for gifts for guys, they are so much harder than women!

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  56. I love both bags, and I am seriously impressed that you came up with a crafty gift for your hubby. I have such a hard time "gifting" for guys in general, and find it almost impossible to do something homemade for them. bargain.hunter@hotmail.com

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  57. Oh gosh, I love this line!! I designed a whole quilt around these fabrics when I first saw them but haven't had time to make it a reality so I would LOVE to win this bundle!

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  58. Very cool bag and cover - I think any husband would be o.k. carrying that. Thanks for the give away!

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  59. Lol. I just clicked through all of the links, and I caught myself wondering why no one after you was "participating." Luckily, I eventually figured it out.

    Lots of great projects so far; I can't wait to see more as the month continues!

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  60. such a cool bag!
    love the fabrics.
    :)

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  61. Not sure if my other comment came through or not (I'm not seeing it). Anyway, I love how the two match, but are different enough to not be matchy matchy.

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  62. I love the idea of a his and her's sew along. Great project! I'm going to have to check out the rest of the projects.

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  63. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely line of material
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  64. Would love to make this quilt!

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  65. Love the bag. This micro mod line is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  66. This fabric line is GREAT!! I'm very into bold colors and retro styling. It fits both my addictions! If I don't win it, I'll definitely be buying some of this fabric. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  67. Love that fabric, and the quilt pattern looks fun too

    lesley209@gmail.com

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  68. Love how these projects turned out. Love the MicroMod fabric too!

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  69. Great bag, and awesome fabric!

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  70. That quilt pattern is so rad- I love it! I hope I get the chance to try and make it!!!
    buffyh_6(at)yahoo(dot) com

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  71. I love what you made with the fabric. Love the tote!

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  72. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.netApril 10, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Both your fabrics and the project are great!

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  73. Your bags are awesome! So simple and stylish, and I love the belt handle.

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  74. I love these fabrics! And the bags are wonderful!

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  75. Great projects! Neat idea to use the belt as a handle.

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  76. I've been following this series and I'd love to win! thanks!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway! Love the fabric & the pattern! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  78. Those color combos are beautiful!

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  79. I love the fabrics, and your bags look great!

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  80. What a generous giveaway! The fabrics are lovely. This pattern is one of my favorites, too.

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  81. Love your bag and the use of the thrifted belt. So cool! Thanks for participating in the tour.

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  82. Amazing!! Love your projects and the fabric is gorgeous!

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  83. I love that you kept the buckle! Very nice touch! Love this fabric line and the pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at) gmail(dot)com

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  84. Fabulous projects - love how you did a "guy" version too!

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  85. Gorgeous modern fabric combined with linen. You've managed to capture two of my favorites in one great project. I love the idea of using a belt for the handles. I'm going to be on the lookout for belts at yard sales this summer.

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway - keepintouchwithjess at gmail dot com.

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  86. Great post! The bags look so well made.
    Motherdragoncreations(at)gmail(dot)com

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  87. I love what you did with the fabrics.
    heather.ayers@live.com

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  88. Your bags are pretty nice and love your man version.Thanks for the chance!!

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  89. The ipad case is super cute above. Thanks for the chance to enter.
    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  90. great project! i love this fabric line..perfect for crafting for my husband

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  91. The bags are adorable! The colors with the linen looks great!

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  92. I've been admiring this line since it first came out. Love your bags.

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  93. Thank you for the inspiration for using these lovely fabrics!

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  94. I love the combination of fabrics in the bags -- they look fantastic!

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  95. I love the bag...I've been eyeing that pattern! And the buckle adds so much.

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  96. Using a belt for the bag handle is such a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  97. Gorgeous fabrics, and they pair perfectly with the Essex linen! Love the bags! giddy99 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  98. such a cute idea for his and hers!

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  99. Love the bags and the fabric!

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  100. Perfect idea for his and hers and love, love, love how the fabrics turned out !

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  101. Thanks for the idea it is hard to think of ideas for men.

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  102. Gorgeous fabric and I love the bag...thanks for the chance! shaza.zain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. Great choice of fabrics for the bags!!!

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  104. Those sacs are fantastic. The linings are lovely and the photo styling is great too!

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  105. Thanks for some great ideas. Those fabrics look fantastic.

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  106. Oh I love the belt handle. Genius! Great fabrics too!

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  107. I love your tote! It's on my "to make" list

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  108. Awesome bag! Love the straps- it makes the bag so unique. I need to try that.

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  109. That pattern is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  110. Love the old belt as handles, lovely! thanks for the chance to win

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  111. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'm always looking to amp up my stash, and I LOVE that quilt pattern!! I'm still hunting for the perfect quilt to make for my daughter's bed. This may be it.... hope I win! kitty dot wilkin (at) gmail :)

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  112. Love the his and her idea and the recycled belt handle! Micro Mod has some great colors/prints. Hope I win! mhuges5@gmail.com

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  113. they turned out amazing, love the prints with the essex.

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  114. What wonderful - and useful - projects. Love the handle on the tote!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  115. Love your choice of project to feature the fabrics. Lovely!

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  116. I love this collection! The small, but striking prints are fab!

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  117. I love the handles you put on this!

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  118. Awesome! I love the handles on the tote. I am going to the thrift store today to seek out belts. mcglen8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Awww...Rob's answer is totally the cutest! (Which means Alexia's biggest accomplishment might be finding him!) And I love this line and really need to get my hands on some before it disappears!

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  120. The bags and fabric are awssome.. love the belt handles!

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  121. I have a stash of black yarn-dyed essex linen. This looks like a good project to use some of it!

    Fawn

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  122. Dot, polka dots, circles....anything round is my thing in quilting, fabric prints, yep right up my alley. The pattern is great. thanks! deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

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  123. Love your adjustments to make this tote manly. And I'm really crushing on this collection. Thanks!

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  124. what a fun collection. love the thrifted belt for the handle too.

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  125. What a wonderful idea!! Using a leather belt as handle, great :D
    Thank you so much for this chance to win

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  126. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this line, especially the seaweed. So pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  127. I've always wanted to get my hands on some Cloud9! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  128. This looks like a fun fabric line!

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  129. I love the use of the linen in your bags.
    ljridge4511 (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  130. Love the bag and especially the Macbook cover. Thank you for the giveaway, the fabric is lovely.

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  131. I LOVE your bag - I'll have to make myself one as soon as summer break comes along! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  132. love the bag and the Macbook air cover - you did an excellent job with the fabric pairing and i love the belt! thanks for the giveaway!

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  133. I really like this line.thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  134. I love your tote! love that you left the buckle on the belt! fab colors too !
    thank you for the giveway: fingers crossed!
    scresp@yahoo.co.uk

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  135. Love your tote and notebook cover! Love the fabrics!

    Susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  136. Wow--I am never good at picking out fabrics. Those would make me feel so trendy ;)!

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  137. I love this line! You can contact me at kristimknight@gmail.com!

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  138. Lots of Dots quilt is beautiful, great pattern to showcase fabrics. If only I could be so lucky to receive one of your giveaways. Quiltyp007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. That quilt pattern is fantastic and the fabric is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. Cute tote! And fabric! Thanks for the chance to win some.

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  141. Awesome fabrics! And pattern!

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  142. I just found your site. I love the patterns, the pics, etc. I've never seen microMod fabric, but the photo makes the selection very exciting. I'd love to try something new. Hope I win! cecilia.wiegand@comcast.net

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  143. Great fabric!!! thanks for the opportunity

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  144. Beautiful bags! Love the linen with the Colors you chose

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  145. That bag handle is a brilliant idea! Great giveaway - thanks for the chance :)

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  146. Oooh...love this mod fabric! You have completely inspired me with your tote handles. Now I know what to do with the belts our three boys wore when they were little and I got to pick out cute clothes for them! Now it's just basketball shorts ans tees. ;)
    heidiwendel at yahoo dot com Thx!

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  147. Thanks for the chance to win! Beautiful projects!

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  148. keeping the buckle on was the cherry on top for me!

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  149. I have enjoye this blog hop and your totes are really fun.

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  150. I am loving this fabrics! They're great for his and hers :) And I love the handle on there! Fabulous!

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  151. I love the bags. I did not think of the man's tablet case. I may need to make one for my son.

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  152. I love how you used the leather belt for the tote handle. Great job!

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  153. I'm getting in under the wire! I love the pairings you did. THe micromod is so versatile!

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  154. I love these fabrics!! Thanks for the chance!
    Jude at cjudygo at hotmail dot com

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  155. I just discovered your blog. What great fabric choices! I love that you use recycled materials along with the new fabrics. Your designs are simple, colorful, and very doable.

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  156. I love both your projects! sweepluv09 at gmail.com

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  157. Gorgeous fabrics. Lizg1322 at gmail dot com

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  158. Love your bag! iquilt@rocketmail.com

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  159. I love how you used that upcycled belt! Fabulous fabrics, too. :)

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  160. What a beautiful line of fabric! marykolb (at) charter (dot) net

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  161. What fabulous fabric! I love that your put the purple & teal with the grey! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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      bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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