Thursday, November 29, 2012

Deck the Halls: Dotty Garland Tutorial and Giveaway!

Dotty Garland Tutorial

Hi, welcome to day FOUR of the Deck the Halls blog hop! Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts has put together a fun group of  bloggers who are each sharing a project you can make and decorate your home with this holiday season. Today it's my turn and I'm sharing how to make this fun Dotty Garland.

Funny story, I made the garland for our mantel, but I put it in my daughter's room for cute pictures. She saw it, loved it, and insisted on keeping it there. Now I need to make a second garland for our mantel.  : D



SCHEDULE:
Here is a list of the entire blog hop. Each day has a different tutorial and a giveaway. Make sure to visit each blogger. The more the merrier!!!  : )
















11/26: S.O.T.A.K. Handmade / Giveaway from Sew Me a Song
11/27: Live A Colorful Life / Giveaway from Zipit!
11/28: Petit Lyons /Giveaway from Zipit!
11/29: Little Bluebell / Giveaway from Mountain of the Dragon
12/4: Jednoiglec / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric
12/5: Owen's Olivia / Giveaway from Sew Fresh Fabric
12/7: Ellison Lane Quilts / Giveaway from Contemporary Cloth


COUPON CODE:  Hey fellow fabric shoppers! Save 15% when you shop at Mountain of the Dragon now through Christmas with the code DECKTHEHALLS15. This fat quarter stack of Echino is on my wishlist.

GIVEAWAY:

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to Wendy from The Crafter's Apprentice!!















Enter to WIN a $20 gift certificate from Mountain of the Dragon by leaving one comment below.  I will randomly select a winner December 6th, 2012. International entries are welcome. Winner will be announced in this post and contacted via email. Good luck everyone!!

Thank you Jennifer for inviting me to play along! And a super big thanks to YOU for visiting today!!!

Happy Making,
Adrianne

183 comments:

  1. This is SO adorable!!! I need to make some :)

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  2. Cute! and lol to your dd! Thanks for the tutorial and happy holidays.

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  3. What a great idea and tutorial - thank you!!

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  4. Well, it does match her bed so well, I'm not surprised your daughter wanted to keep it. Plus, it's just so stinking cute! And now you've made me want a diecut machine when I was fine without one before because now I NEED to cut a whole bunch of circles to make my own garland!

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  5. this is wonderful. thanks for the simple tutorial. i think i need to make some of these.
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  6. Too cute! My daughter would donthe same, so I might just as well enlist her to help me make garland to hang all over the house! Lovely quickish project!

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  7. This is such a cute idea! It is definitely going on my to do list. Mountain of the Dragon has some great insect Echino prints! I just ordered some...I couldn't resist.

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  8. I love the garland, It would be perfect for my photography, thanks for the tutorial! eatkin85@yahoo.com

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  9. Love your tutorial-thanks so much!

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  10. hahaha, yeh family members often derail your plans =) my hubby does that with me sometimes.

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  11. I am going home and making one od these tonite!

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  12. What a cute little garland, but the quilt on the bed is to die for!
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  13. What a great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  14. I love this little project. Though it doesn't look like you're going to need to store it. Two of my daughters have tall white headboards, so there's a good chance they'll be getting a similar treatment!

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  15. I love the quilt on the bed in the picture!

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  16. What a simple cute little decoration!! A super good thing to do with one of my grands.

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  17. I have a mantle, I need a garland. This looks like the perfect fit. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

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  18. I love your Dotty Garland - I really need to add some festive fun to our decorations! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  19. This is such a cute idea. Think me and my 9 year old could really have a good time making this. Thanks

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  20. I love your simple little garland. It is absolutely adorable!! Your daughter is smart to insist it stay in her room. I want one on my bed now, too!!! lol

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  21. Well, it does match her bed! It looks perfect there! Thanks for the tutorial:)

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  22. What a cute garland..thanks for sharing and for the sweet giveaway!

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  23. Great idea! Definitely could see making this garland....in several colors for several areas of the house! Thank you!

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  24. I love the garland...what a great idea!

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  25. That is so sweet....just like sugar plums.

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  26. So adorable and of course the quilt and the bed just set it all so perfectly. I love the picture tute - so clever. Thanks and hope to see you again soon!

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  27. i made these garlands a few years ago for friends and family and everyone still talks about their love of them! mine were paper, i'm going to try some more this year with felt-thanks!

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  28. This is fun! And I don't blame your daughter for wanting to keep it in her room. :) Thank you for making this tutorial!

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  29. Your garlend is super cute! Love the colors! Many thanks for the tutorial and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  30. This is SO cute! And so is the quilt. I can see what your daughter wanted to keep it!

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  31. Of course she loved it, it looks great there!

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  32. love the quilt in the photo as well as the look of the garland.

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  33. I've been thinking of adding more decoration to my sewing room, and I think this garland would be a fun addition. Thanks for the idea!

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  34. I can't blame her for keeping the garland, it matches her quilt!
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  35. Fabulous! I shall be making some of these with my daughter this weekend!
    Thanks!

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  36. What cute garland! I think I might have to try making two this weekend, one for both boys beds!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  37. This garland is so cute! Thank you for sharing the tutorial :)

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  38. What a sweet garland! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Your garland is adorable - thanks so much for sharing the resources for the felt!

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  40. Sweet garland, lucky daughter! Thank you for the chance :)

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  41. very cute.
    Luckily, I don't have to feel stressed to make one.
    My daughter would wreck something fragile like this in 1 minute :-()

    Greetings,
    Tina

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  42. Hi Adrianne,
    So colorful & sweet! I do want to commend you on such clear, organized & very pleasing to the eye tutorial layout. It is a bit different than many tuts I read. Good job!

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  43. No surprise there - it is too cute!:)

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  44. I bet it would look nice on your mantel as well :)

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  45. This is very festive. thanks for sharing!

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  46. Thanks for the chance to win! The garland it too cute!

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  47. Awesome garland and for someone (me) who lives in the tiniest cottage ever it means it would take up less space to store too!! Nice job! And yay for your giveaway! Thanks for allowing International peeps enter! amycav at hotmail dot com

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  48. Such a cute idea, looks very pottery barn!

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  49. What a darling garland! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Thank you and Mountain of the Dragon for a super giveaway and a chance to win. Always great to find a fabric store!

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  50. I think I'll let my oldest daughter make one of these - I've been looking for a simple sewing project for her :)
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  51. ADORABLE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  52. This would be so cute for my niece's bed! She might want one for all year-round.

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  53. What a smart idea!! I am sssooo impressed. Where do you get your inspiration from? babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  54. Well, I just love it! It's actually simple enough for ME to do! i'd love to win! Thank you.

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  55. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  56. Super cute...would be great wrapped around the tree as a final touch!

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  57. I LOVE that garland, please enter me in the giveaway/ Greetings from France

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  58. Very cute garland, so simple yet so festive. I can see it in all sorts of colors.

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  59. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!!! The garland could be any color combination and not be just for Christmas any more! Very fun :)

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  60. This is so cute, but I can also imagine doing it in so many other shapes, like holly leaves and berries.

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  61. Thanks for the tutorial!! It is very pretty!!!

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  62. How cute! I have a friend who is in a rehab facility, and I think this might be just the thing to brighten up her room.

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  63. What a fun, contemporary garland! Thanks for sharing. :)

    Elizabeth
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  64. What a cute garland!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  65. I love your garland but I might just let my grandson cut out different shapes to make it his own! Love this idea!

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  66. Such a cute garland and what a great givaway! Thanks :)

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  67. Cute garland, like the easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Marj in Mexico
    thelady(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Great Idea! The garland is perfect for a child's room or Christmas Tree! hmm I wonder if I have what I need to get started on one.....

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  69. Great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. What a coooool Garland!!! Great idea! Your Daughter has great taste in decorating too! Lol (LOVE the Quilt too!)

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! :)

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  71. I really like your garland. That gives me so many ideas. I can see this done with other shapes besides circles.

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  72. Adrianne, this project is so completely charming. I love it!!

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  73. Love the garland! Thank you for a chance to win!

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  74. Thanks for sharing the garland tutorial. It looks fun and is a cheerful addition to the room.

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  75. Beware - when they get older, it's quilts, make up, perfume... Girls!

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  76. I love this garland for everyday, not just Christmas. I can see why your daughter snitched it!

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  77. Lovely garland. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.
    :o)
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  78. This is so cute and could be used in so many ways depending on the colors used, etc. Thanks for participating.

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  79. The garland is really so sweet! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

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  80. Very cute and totally doable. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  81. What an easy peasy little decoration to whip up! I'm picturing one draped on our mantle.

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  82. Very cute garland!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

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  83. How cute. I can see why she wanted it left in her room.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  84. Cute garland! Thanks for the tut.

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  85. The simplest things give us please, like dots!!

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  86. Thanks for the cute garland post and tute. I can see why your daughter likes the garland in her bedroom. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dotit)com

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  87. Awesome, and so do-able. I was surprised to see how fun and simple it looks, and I'm going to try it!

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  88. Perfect project for a rainy day, like we're supposedly going to have this weekend. Better get my supplies tomorrow!

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  89. Very cute and super easy garland. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  90. What a cute garland, perfect for a little girl's room.

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  91. I sooo love this tutorial. . something I can do and finish quickly!

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  92. Great garland Adrianne! I just bought a circle die too!

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  93. Well, it does look very nice there... Thanks!

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  94. what a cute and simple way to make something beautiful.... thanks for the chance at the giveaway

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  95. Love your felt garland ! Thank you .

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  96. Think I will try to make one of these with my kids tomorrow. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  97. Very cute dotty garland! And Thanks for the giveaway chance. :)

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  98. I love that garland. It's so cute.

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  99. Very cute idea! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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  100. Love the garland, especially the colors !

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  101. I love the garland. Thanks for sharing.

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  102. This is such a pretty and simple tutorial, thanks so much for sharing :)

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  103. lovely tutorial thanks for sharing

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  104. Fun garland! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  105. Love your garland!! Thanks for sharing with us. Great giveaway!
    I am keeping my paws crossed for that Japanese import fabrics!

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  106. I read and liked the tutorial - we are going downscale space wise this year and a garland like this would be perfect to help up the holiday mood!

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  107. How simple is this garland!! Really provides a pop of color. Merry Christmas!

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  108. Love this garland ~ saw it over on Ellison Lane Quilts. It's a 'must make this'!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  109. Thank you for the giveaway! This garland is so cute!

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  110. Thanks for sharing, this is so cute!

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  111. Great garland! Thank you for the the giveaway!

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  112. love it! A quick and easy project, but so festive!

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  113. So cute! The garland does fit there perfectly.

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  114. You garland is so cute. Mountain of the Dragon shop is a nice shop - thank you for showing it to me.

    Thank you for sharing.

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  115. Very cute garland! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  116. What a great garland.Thanks for the giveaway.

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  117. Cute garland and it looks adorable on your daughter's bed!

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  118. Perfect for a mantle or a bed!! This would be great for other holidays, thanks! Merry Christmas!

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  119. That is really cute garland! I love the quilt you have pictured too!!! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  120. Really cute idea, I can see why she wants to keep it in her room. Thanks for sharing.

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  121. So Cute. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  122. I love the garland! I have a stack of felt ready but sadly no die cutter so it'll be scissors for me! Grea tutorial, thanks :)

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  123. Absolutely adorable garland - it would be fun to use it for birthdays as well as Christmas. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!
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  124. That's an impressively simple and wonderful idea for bunting :)

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  125. I really like your garland...creative!

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  126. Thanks for a very creative tutorial and generous giveaway.

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  127. My daughter would love a garland like this! She has circles on her wall. Lovely.

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  128. Such a cute and easy garland, thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  129. Fantastic. Now I want a die-cut machine too. Thanks a lot. ;)

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  130. Love the colors! Thanks for the chamce to win...

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  131. The garland tutorial looked fairly easy, I think I could tackle that for my mantel! I might even be cheesy and copy your colors, I love them! :D Plus, it would match!

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  132. Thanks for the giveaway. The tutorial is very clear and explicit. Thank you.

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  133. This is so cute and fun! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win.

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  134. Great Garland!
    Found you via The One Stop Giveaway Shop

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  136. I'm sure my 3-year old niece would have some fun with the dotty garland, too! Hmm... Luckily Christmas is coming soon. :)

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  137. Love your dottie garland. I just made a holiday one for a friend for his holiday party and his sister loved it so much, I made one for her as well. From the SF Bay Area, thanks for sharing.

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  138. Thanks for the chance! Love the garland - so fun and cheery.

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  139. I LOVE this garland! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  140. I love garlands and you did a great job!

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  141. Cute! What a great giveaway!

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  142. I love the garland - and the quilt!

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  143. So cute! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  144. such a lovely garland! unfortunately, my husband has banned bunting of any kind at home :0(

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  145. You have a smart daughter! Happy holidays!

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  146. Well the colours do go so well with her bed quilt! Congratulations on a such a lovely project.

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  147. great project! thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. Your blog was new to me. But I really like it. And I had never heard of the The Mountain of the dragon shop either. they have some awesome things I gotta go back and chek out. This garland is really cute and simple enough for the tweens to make as a quick learning to sew project.
    Tammy

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  149. You have a great blog, love your quilts. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. Merry Christmas.

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  150. That garland is adorable! My first visit to your blog. Love it!

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  151. Thank you for this great tutorial and a chance to win!!!

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  152. That'd be fun for any age to do! I think it'd also look great hanging from the ceiling..like dot-curtains..or even at a window! Beautiful color but some privacy or just down a wall for decoration instead of a picture! Lot of ways youcould use these dot garlands!
    Thanks!
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