Sunday, April 27, 2014

liberty for the masses {massdrop GIVEAWAY}


Friends...

Have I got news for you.  (And fabric!  Liberty of London fabric!)


A week ago, I'd never heard of Massdrop.  Then, a curious email popped up in my inbox asking if I would give away a FQ bundle of Liberty Tana Lawns right here on the blog.  And just like that, Massdrop became a lot more interesting ;o)

So, what is it?

In their words—they are providing the goods for this post, after all—Massdrop is a private sale website that organizes group-buys for different online communities.  In the past, they've worked with different groups like audio enthusiasts, scrapbookers, boardgamers and kitchen gadgeteers to help them get great products at wholesale prices.

In my words?  They're us.  We join, we starts polls based on what we're interested in (you can bet I've already started one for oakshott), we get our friends to jump on the bandwagon (because really, is there anyone better at that than we are?), and then Massdrop organizes a group buy (they call them "drops") for whatever it is that we're willing to band together to get.  Sewing machines?  Thread?  (It's Aurifil!)  Fabric?  The world is our oyster.  Massdrop is our co-op.  (Not technically, but you get the point).

Also, they're really quite nice and friendly.  As some of you may know, I tend to ask lots of questions.  Gmail tells me there've already been over a dozen emails back and forth with them over the past week; turns out they're just as excited about having Liberty on the site as I am.  And if it goes well (nudge nudge), Liberty of London will start making a regular appearance(!)  Because who doesn't need a little more liberty in their life?



To kick things off, they're offering two "drops."  One is for a ten print bundle (the fabric that appears throughout this post).  The standard option is FQ but you can switch to half yards or fat eighths, too.  The other is for larger cuts (min. 1m) of your choosing from 18 prints (the 3 meter bundle option).  Have some friends who are interested in starting a collection, too?  You can pool together or each buy three different prints to assemble your own little bundles.  Bonus?  The more people who sign up, the lower the price.  So go check them out!  (Registration is free, just sign up with email or sign in with facebook).


So.  ABOUT THAT GIVEAWAY.

To win the bundle of your choosing—fat quarter or 3 meter—just leave a comment below.  Not sure what to say?  Why don't you tell me what *you* would like to see on Massdrop.  Spread the word on instagram (I'm @nohatsquilts) or facebook (I'm basically a ghost over there) for a second chance to win (be sure to come back and leave a second comment here so I know to count you twice).

I'll be announcing a winner on Wednesday night.  You know, so there's still time for you to join in ;)


In the interest of full disclosure, Massdrop provided the bundle pictured above.  As always, I only work with companies and products in which I believe, and the opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

173 comments:

  1. Ooh, me me me! I'd love sewing notions (like clips, rotary cutters) or solids.

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  2. I would love Aurifil at wholesale prices!

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  3. Fabrics and notions. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  4. Aurifil at discount prices would be nice

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  5. I'm with you oakshotts would be a great group buy! Although Liberty would be pretty fabulous also.

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  6. Gorgeous bundle!! Would be great to get some nano Iro at a group rate.

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  7. Just bought one of these. I am so excited!!! I have been a Massdrop fan for ages.

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  8. Interesting, I will keep it in mind and check them out. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  9. i am all for LIBERTY FOR THE MASSES...love your chalk photo too ! i am kinda new to the whole liberty thing but i LOVE it. thanks for the chance to win some...i have my fingers crossed xo

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  10. Those sure are gorgeous fabrics! I'm not sure what I would want to see as part of Massdrop, but I'll give them a look and think about it...

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  11. shared on facebook and instagram cuz i REALLY want to be a winner xo thanks

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  12. Anything that makes sewing more accessible to everyone is very welcome! Beautiful Liberty- as usual (they don't make a bad fabric, do they?)

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  13. Ho boy! Now I'm interested in "Liberty for all"!!! Interesting concept, I'll have to check into Mass Drop - thanks for the heads up!!

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  14. Brilliant idea! How about perle cotton? Oakshotts are a great idea. I don't have a sizzix or a cricut but I bet dies for tools like that would be loved, too.

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  15. Oh, I think fabric is great for Massdrop. What a neat concept! I'd like the FQ bundle, it's just usually exactly what I need for a project, no matter what kind. And the opportunity to have such a great selection of prints to choose from and know what we may want to try in larger sizes later. Love it!

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  16. Oooo Liberty and Oakshott! And double gauze.

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  17. Wow, intriguing idea, I'm going to have to go inspect Massdrop! I would be interested in Japenese fabric, maybe Echino?

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  18. I'd love a fq bundle of Liberty! Fq bundles are perfect for mass drop.

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  19. Anything that makes quilting more affordable is awesome. I would love to be able to buy Oakshott and Liberty at a more affordable price.

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  20. OMG, I am so "in" on the Oakshott purchase! Going to see how it works right now!

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  21. Ooh! I'd love to see some aurifil on same there.

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  22. quilting fabric of all kinds, thanks

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  23. What a great idea! I'd love to see aurifil too, and oakshotts is a great idea :o)

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  24. Oakshotts, solids, and solid-likes such as linen blends and chambrays in bundles. Thanks!

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  25. I would love to win a fat quarter of this beautiful fabric. I will have to drop on over to Massdrop and check it out. ;) -Brittany

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  26. Oakshott, organic cottons, Aurifil!

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  27. I'd love Aurifil! Thread is so expensive, and so necessary!

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  28. I am off to Massdrop to check it out. I would love to get in on a group buy for sewing machines. I could use another one. I would love to get fabric as well.

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  29. Wonderful concept. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for the aurifil buy. And liberty? We went to liberty's of London when I was a child and even then I remember the luscious ness of the fabric. I would die to win this 😍😍😄

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  30. I'm a fan of Liberty, Oakshott and Aurifil, so they all sound good to me! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. I've only just recently gotten my hands a (small) piece of Liberty! Not really sure what to do with it now...but it is lovely. I'll be checking out Massdrop, sounds like a great way to get a group rate!

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  32. Beautiful fabric!
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  33. I shared on FB as Pegg Gibbs
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  34. Oakshott bundles would probably be my pick, the prices have kept me from buying a couple times, just a bit of an edge would've made a difference!

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  35. This really sounds interesting. I would really like to see some of those cute Japanese fabrics. Thanks for a chance at your giveaway.

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  36. Liberty, Oakshot, Lucien all in bundles that are more affordable.

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  37. I've not used Liberty before but have drooled over other people's purchases and things they've made with it, so I'd love to have some to play with too!!

    Jo -- patchaday [at] gmail [dot] com

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  38. I think threads would be great.

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  39. Definitely Oakshott and Aurifil! Thanks.

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  40. I. Love the liberty fabric! Oak short is also great

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  41. Fabric! Thanks for the giveaway. sarah@forrussia.org

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  42. Aurifil, Aurifil, Aurifil! It's so hard to find it on a good sale. Wholesale pricing would be a steal. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  43. Interesting. I would love to see most any helpful quilting tools. Everything gets so darn expensive that a good place to get a nice price is always welcomed.

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  44. Posted on instagram id is nmommy02 :)

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  45. Man you know I'm on board for an Oakshott group buy. What a cool concept! I'd never heard of them before either, thanks for spreading the word. :)

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  46. Oh my, that is one gorgeous bundle of fabric! I also agree that Aurifil thread would be great.

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  47. Those fabrics are gorgeous! I love the way the Liberty fabrics feel so soft.

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  48. What a great concept! I'd love to see more fabric, especially Kokka prints!

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  49. Aurifil and fabric discounted please.

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  50. Beautiful fabric! I'd be open to any fabric, notions or thread. Sounds like an interesting idea. I'll have to check it out.

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  51. What a cool concept! Love the fabric idea and i'd also love to see cookware.

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  52. I like the idea of solid bundles they are always sold out!

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  53. Love the post and fabric! Massdrop of notions or books would be great also. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  54. I shared on FB, as I don't do instagram. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  55. Aurifil, Roltary cutters and blades spring to mind first. Great idea!

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for a great giveaway. I would love to get some Oakshott too.

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  57. Hi! This is NEW to me and sounds interesting! Thank you for a fantastic give away! Liberties are so beautiful!
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I shared on fb. I don't have instagram.
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Yep, I would also like Oakshott and Aurifil! Oh, and Ginghers and olfa/Olfa blades?

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  60. Wow - fabulous giveaway! I would say notions would be nice to see! thanks!

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  61. Aurifil and Liberty, what a great combination!!

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  62. Oh yes - Liberty and Aurifil, you couldn't go wrong. Fab fabric and I'm holding thumbs for that gorgeous fat quarter bundle. Thank you for the chance.

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  63. Ooh that sounds really interesting!:) thanks for the chance

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  64. Beautiful colors. Have to go check out this site. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  65. Definitely Liberty and Aurifil! Love that bundle !!!!

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  66. Japanese fabrics, especially Echino fabric, and Aurifil!

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  67. It's all pricey. ..I think fabric of almost any kind. Or batting.

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  68. Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Liberty! I think batting and notions would be great to purchase this way.

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  69. wowza, good giveaway girl! I need this to add to my 5 other fq's of Liberty that I don't really know what to do with. They need friends to tell them what to be.

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  70. The fabric is lovely, I'd be happy to win a bundle! Thank you.

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  71. Great site, and great giveaway! I'm thinking thread, batting, Oakshott would be great, since I can't afford it :)

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  72. Different types of fabric; especially ones you can make clothes out of (in longer cuts). Agree on the Echino fabric!

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  73. I agree with all the above, Liberty and Oakshotts, as well as Aurifil! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I would love to see different threads and quilting notions, gadgets, rulers, templates, and especially basting spray. Thanks!

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  75. I'm definitely checking this out! What a novel idea! I'm all about Aurifil! and Oakshott of course. maybe even Kona solids? I'm in the US, though... does that make a difference?

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  76. Notions and threads! Oh my, what beautiful fabrics! Thanks

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  77. Oakshotts and Japanese linens would be great.

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  78. Interesting! Would love aurifil and more fabrics!

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  79. Massdrop is new to me. I'll be interested in seeing how it evolves in the quilting world.

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  80. Massdrop sounds like such a great idea. one of the GOOD uses for social media. I would love to find wool and felted wool to dye. Thanks!

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  81. This Massdrop thing is very interesting. I would like to see thread at discount prices!
    lin3841 at gmail dot com

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  82. Aurifil in basic gray, white, blacks.

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  83. Oh, I'd love to see solids!

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  84. Beautiful collections of fabric for this giveaway. I would like to add Aurifil, the thread would sure go great with the fabric choices being vibrant.

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  85. Yes, please! New to quilting my auntie is beating me in building up my stash. Love Liberty

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  86. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you. I'd probably love to see some neutral solids by the bolt. I think for the neutrals most commonly used for quilting it's possibly the best way to buy fabric.

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  87. Great idea, i also like the idea of high quality thread at a reasonable price

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  88. This sounds like an interesting idea. Would love to see some of the Japanese fabrics on Massdrop

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  89. I have never sewn with Liberty before but have swooned over many beautiful pictures on blogs. I would love to make a pillow or quilt with Liberty fabrics. Massdrop sounds like a win, win deal to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. Wow what a prize! I would love to see notions, unique notions!

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  91. thanks for the giveaway! i'm going to be boring and suggest a group buy for kona solids or essex linens. i use them so often and i've actually bought a couple of bolts but it'd be good to stock up on neutrals at a lower price.

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  92. I had never heard of Massdrop but it sounds great thanks for the info heading there next. I would love to win these fabrics please count me in for the giveaway

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  93. Love those fabrics. Never heard of Massdrop, but it sounds like a great way to save some money.

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  94. having read through the comments, I am surprised that no one has mentioned Kona Solids - with the modern trend of quilting nowdays, solids are very popular. Interesting idea - a co-op of sorts for fabric buying.

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  95. Id love to see thread and basic fabrics we all tend to use a lot of. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. I am always in the market for music related fabrics and solids, so would like to see those on Massdrop.

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  97. Ack, spending several hours in Liberty's fabric and needlework departments was the highlight of a trip to England more than 20 years ago. Left with plenty of both fabric and wool for needlework.

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  98. Oh my! I would love to see Oakshott on there! And cheaper basics (solids).

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  99. Great concept, but I'm wondering how it works with international folks. So far I attended in a few charm swaps and sometimes I got nothing (lost package).

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  100. Sounds really cool. I will spread the word.
    thank you for the chance to win Liberty....ahhh, Liberty. Love them!

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  101. Would love some Oakshott! Thanks for the chance

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  102. I would like to see Aurifil thread.

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  103. I agree, I would love to see threads on there. Thanks for the opportunity! Love liberty.

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  104. What a fantastic idea! I LOVE those prints. Agree with everyone above, bundles (FQs, charm packs, etc.) would be a great thing to see there. And who doesn't need thread?

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  105. Fabric and thread for sure. And Oakshott is one that would particularly interest me.

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  106. Fabrics and notions would be fabulous!!

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  107. Oakshots and Aurifil would both be awesome!

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  108. I would love to get my hands on some 'Petite Street' fabric from Dashwood Studios out of London. I am in Maryland USA and having a hard time figuring out what the cost comparison per yard would be from pounds to dollars. And whether it is affordable. Also this is such a pretty line of fabrics that I think others would like to work with it too. Cindy

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  109. Ohhhh swoon! This liberty is gorgeous! I would love to get Aurifil at co-op prices too! Thanks for researching this!

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  110. I shared this on Facebook. Thanks again! https://www.facebook.com/pk.solberg.1/posts/242288655977623?stream_ref=10

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  111. I'll vote for Echino. Or other Japanese linens.

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  112. Loving the Liberty but would like Aurifil, Echino, Essex linen.

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  113. Aurifil thread....ltuamks for the chance! Spetzie at att dot net

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  114. Fun. My first intro to this. I would love to see linen

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  115. I shared on Instagram under @fiberofallsorts

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  116. Such a great way of purchasing sewing necessities at discounts! It would be great to see Aurifil, Oakshott, and solid sets of fabric. Thanks for the chance!

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  117. I shared the giveaway on facebook as well as google+ since I have use google+ significantly more!

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  118. aurifil would be amazing or small specialty rulers. Maybe patterns?

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  119. This is worth looking into! I would love to see Oakshott!

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  120. Collections of thread would be cool.

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  121. Mm, let's roll around in the Liberty once we get it! I like the idea of Aurifil - it's SO pricey!

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  122. I love the Liberty fat quarter idea. What an interesting new concept.

    I do wonder though, at what point are you committed? There was one page that was for voting. If you vote, are you committed? I'm interested to see how this all goes down. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!

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  123. Looked at Massdrop earlier today; no idea it even existed until today. What would I like to see? Besides fabric, and lots of it, Le Crueset would be a great Massdrop brand. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  124. Kaffe Fasset fabrics, please. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. Oh yes Liberty Tana Lawn is perfect; Aurifil would be awesome too!

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  126. I had not heard of Massdrop before. Love the Liberty. I've never sewn with it nor seen it in person!

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  127. First time to hear about Massdrop. Would love to see thread and sewing notions!
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  128. Beautiful! Id love to win!! Stephaniepantello@gmail.com

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  129. Also shared on Facebook. :) Stephaniepantello@gmail.com

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  130. I am all for more Liberty, Oakshotts and Auriful... how about a Nesshome bundle?

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  131. Liberty, Aurifil, and designer Voile!

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  132. Fabrics and thread are great. What about other supplies, like Wonder Clips? or batting?

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  133. I filled out a survey at Massdrop once to ask what I wanted and I picked "fabric", but I never thought it would actually happen! I would love to see anything sewing/quilting related. especially Aurifil. Thanks! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  134. i shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/karrie.smith3/posts/10201324760355748?stream_ref=10

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  135. Aurifil would be awesome and basic solids like Kona white.

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  136. I would love to see lots of pre cut fabric bundles!

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  137. Notions would be good. Aurifil and clover clips for a starter. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

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  138. What a great idea! I love that they will have Liberty and that they have Autifil too!

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  139. What a cool concept! I'd love shot cottons liked you! Or true colors!

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  140. WOW! This looks fantastic! I'm a little concerned at what local quilt shops might think about a service like this (didn't they pressure manufacturers to discontinue providing fabric to coops?), but I love the idea. I'd love to see SO much on there - fabric, threads, templates, ANYTHING. Thanks for introducing them - I'm excited to check them out.

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  141. wow that sounds like such a great idea!

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  142. I need batting right now because I am cheap I refuse to buy it. I also want to build my stash of solids.

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  143. Oh dear. This could cause me serious financial problems!!!

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  144. LOVE THIS! THANKS FOR SHARING+A GREAT GIVEAWAY TOO!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  145. They hit the nail on the head with Liberty (my first choice). My second choice would have to be Aurifil! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  146. Would love some Aurofil. Can't buy it locally!

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  147. Massdrop is such a fabulous idea! Oh my gosh, and I just love that fabric. :D

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  148. Liberty & japanese double gauze for me! :)

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  149. I would love to see some really cool knit fabrics.

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  150. Aurifil at wholesale? That would be a great deal!

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  151. I'm always needing quality rotary cutter blades. Thread is a good one too!

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  152. Liberty is the love of my life!

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  153. Wouldn't an aurifil massdrop be the bomb??!!

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  154. I shared on instagram! @javadiva

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  155. Lovely fabric! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  156. Wow I would love to win ....all the new fabrics are beautiful. I found out about you on IG

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  157. Very cool, I'll need to check out this new site...thanks for hosting the giveaway too :)

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  158. Oh, I just shared this on Facebook (user: Lisa Botany). I'm not really sure how to share stuff on IG, but I did start following you.

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