Monday, April 2, 2012

Giveaway: Warm & Natural batting Queen size! (Closed)

I've been holding out on this giveaway for a while--not that I wanted to. I just didn't want to do a giveaway until I could get my comments numbered on blogger! Less work for me when trying to figure out who wins! I finally figured it all out and now I can start doing my giveaways! I have had a couple of wonderful companies willing to provide stuff for me to review and for you to WIN! You'll have to stick around to see about those...

My sincerest thanks goes to the wonderful folks at Warm Company who provided me with batting to review and this great prize to give to you! This batting is absolutely wonderful, and I mean top-notch! Not ALL battings are created equal. I'm sure many of you more experienced quilters know this by now, but not long ago, I didn't think it really mattered because it was just filling, right? Um, wrong! It can totally make or break your quilt, not to mention frustrate you. The Warm & Natural batting is needle punched which means the fibers are held together nicely (without glues or other substances) and they aren't coming apart! If you've ever seen needle felting, it's kind of the same principle. It's like the needle interlocks neighboring fibers together. This process creates a strong batting material, not like that nasty loose polyfill. You won't experience any bearding, shedding, or just all-around "unpleasantness" with this batting. It's almost like a blanket straight out of the package. It's lightweight and oh, so soft! I had no idea how soft battings could be until now. I just wanted to cuddle it, pet it and whisper "my precious..." When it comes to batting, I have learned my lesson: Don't go cheap, go with quality--and if you ask me their battings are just as affordable as they are wonderful! Quality doesn't necessarily mean paying top dollar.

Let the GIVEAWAY begin! (This giveaway is open to everyone. I will ship internationally.) 
PRIZE: One winner will receive this Warm & Natural Queen Size Batting. 



To be entered to win:
Required Entry: Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect and/or Subscribe to RSS (both are at the very top of the sidebar on the right side for easy access.) Leave a comment on this post saying you did.

Optional Entries
1. Comment on one other post on this blog (besides this post) Come back and leave a comment saying you did.

2. Tweet about this giveaway using this button and come back and comment with the link. 

3. Blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a comment with the link to your post. (I love checking out new blogs!)

4. Like Warm Company on Facebook They only have 51 likes. I'd love to help get their fan count up a bit. because they are awesome! 

5. Tell me what kind of batting you use or what your favorite batting is for your quilts.

6. Tell me how long you've been quilting. 

*That's it! You'll have up to 7 chances to win. Just make sure you aren't a No-reply or anonymous so I can contact you, or I'll have to pick someone else. I'll pick a winner randomly on April 17th.

196 comments:

  1. Hi I am new follower, kikkamella ^^) and above all thanks for this nice giveaway

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  2. Unfortunately I don't Tweet and I am not on FB so I can only tell you I bloged about this giveaway here http://kikkamella.multiply.com/journal/item/61/Giveaway_Warm_Natural_batting_Queen_size

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  3. I've had alot of fun reading through your previous posts and looking at the bundles you have come up with! My daughter is also making at least one bundle, and the whole process is a challenge. I have left a few comments...

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  4. I am a new follower vis Google Friend Connect - thanks fo rthe wonderful giveaway!!

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  5. Tweeted the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/#!/AlphaBecky/status/187010082813386753

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  6. I also left a comment on the "Gender Neutral" bundle post. Love it!!

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  7. Fun giveaway!

    Glad you figured out how to number comments. I may need your help. I've done it multiple times and "periodically", for no rhyme or reason, they disappear. Actually, I think I changed a layout feature in blogger that caused them to disappear. I definitely need to go back and add the code again. Certainly makes life easier with giveaways.

    I'll tweet and share with others on your giveaway.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  8. I've never used this batting - I usually use an 80/20 wadding!

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  9. I've been quilting for around 15 years!

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  10. My favorite batting is Warm and Natural, or Warm and White if the project has a lot of white in it.

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  11. I first tried quilting about 30 years ago, but got more into it about 15 years ago.

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  12. I tweeted- https://twitter.com/#!/kcarlson1152/status/187295076223946752

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  13. I like the Warm Company on Facebook- Kylie C.

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  14. I've been seriously quilting for almost 2 years. But quilting has been part of my life since I was a toddler- I remember playing under the queen sized quilting frame in the backyard during the summer while the adults quilted.

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  15. I've used some polyester, some blends, and some warm company (both the natural and the white). I've liked them all but I haven't been quilting long enough to determine my "One True Batting" yet.

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  16. love love love WARM AND NATUREL.

    It is very easy to use and to quilt by hand or long arm..
    Bea

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  17. I made my first "quilted object" -- an applique elephant potholder - - in 1970. Shhh....I have not stopped doing quilts and quilted items since! (There is always something new to learn, no matter HOW long you have been doing it!)

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  18. I had always used a high or medium loft bonded polyester batting, but when I tried my first little batt of Warm & Natural for some small projects, I was hooked. It is a really high quality product, and SO much easier to deal with if you are machine quilting on a home machine.

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  19. I've only been avid quilting/sewing since the summer, but I made my first quilt a LONG time before that.

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  20. I use Warm and Natural or Warm and White.

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  21. Hi! I'm a brand new follower; I learned about you from Craft Buds.

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  22. My favorite batting to use is Warm and White! Warm and Natural is great, too!

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  23. I have been quilting for exactly three years. Not sure why it took me 53 years to discover quilting, but I love it!

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  24. I commented on your posts of March 29 and Jan 31.

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  25. I'm a new follower, sent her by Catskill Quilter (shh, my mom!;D Cool eh?)

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  26. I looked through your blog, and I wonder, did you ever find out more about the curved presser foot, or try it?

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  27. I've been to Warm and Natural's FB page and shown some support!

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  28. I remember the quilted elephant potholder, and the happy hum of the sewing machine(s) throughout the rest of my childhoold. I didn't actually piece my first project ( a scrappy block on point pillow) until I was about twenty. It's been off and on since, but now I'm back.

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  29. I remember the family used Super Fluff batting in the 70's and beyond, and it was one that "burned the least", which was good for potholders. I remember also that it left an incredible amount of very fine polyester particles all over the table and in the air when we cut it. I hope the W@N sheds less!

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  30. I am a follower, thanks so much for a great giveaway!

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  31. My favorite batting is Warm & Natural actually!

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  32. I have been quilting on and off for over 40 years......yikes!!

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  33. I commented on your Prima Ballerina bundle, how pretty!

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  34. I like Warm and Natural quilt Batting. I also like Quilters Dream, both their cotton and Poly

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  35. I left on comment the post, The Gender Neutral Bundle?

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  36. I commented on the The Sound of Rain on a Tin Roof Bundle post

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  37. I LOVE Warm & Natural batting. It makes a wonderful texture in a quilt. If I win this one, I'll use it for a QOV donation. Thanks!

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  38. I now like Warm on Facebook. I didn't know they had a page, so thanks for sharing that!

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  39. I've been seriously quilting for about 10 years, but took my first class about 24 years ago. Uggh, high loft poly batting and tying the quilt. I love cotton batting and machine quilting! So glad times have changed and improved!

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  40. I've always used Mountain Mist Light bwtting until my last quilt when I used Warm & Natural. Now I'm hooked on it, it was a pleasure to work with.

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  41. I've been quilting about 15 years. But I like detail and small pieces including applique, and hand quilting occasionally. I like projects that take me a couple of months (honestly maybe years) to finish.

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  42. I follow you! :) What a great giveaway! Thanks! :)

    Does it count that I posted this on The One Stop Giveaway Shop! ;) I hope it helps bring in some more traffic for you. :)

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  43. I really do love their batting best! Warm and Natural. It's so soft and just great to work with!

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  44. I've officially been quilting for 4 years now. I made my first quilt for my oldest boy when I found out I was prego with him. I've only been intensely quilting for maybe the past year though. I LOVE IT! :)

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  45. I subscribe via rss. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. I usually use an 80/20 blend because I like the squishy feel of it!

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  47. This is actually the batting I use, or Warm and White--depends what I feel like on the day!

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  48. I have been quilting for about 5 years but only really have gotten into it in the last year.. 'really' being more than one quilt a year!! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

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  49. I left a comment on The Gender Neutral Bundle? It was a lovely mix, did you end up making (or designing) a quilt?

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  50. I have only been quilting for 2 years, and am totally addicted! I love it!

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  51. I am pretty new to quilting, and have used a couple different brands of batting. I loved the warm and white that I used last time!

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  52. I'm a new follower :o) Thanks for the chance!
    ~Terry~

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  53. I left a comment on your bundle with a "Vintage feel" post. Love the colors!
    ~Terry~

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  54. The only batting I ever use is Warm and Natural.
    ~Terry~

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  55. I've been quilting since last January and love it!!
    ~Terry~

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  56. I am now following! Thank you for the giveaway. :)

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  57. I have been quilting for about a year now. It's a lot of fun, and my mother-in-law has taught me a lot!

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  58. Great giveaway - I'd love to win! I am your newest Google Friend Connect follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. I now The 'like' The Warm Company over on Facebook. Yay for your giveaway!!

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  60. I've been quilting since September 2009 - it was on my 'bucket list' so I made one quilt...then got hooked!!! Great giveaway.

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  61. I have used 80% cotton 20% polyester in my quilts so far. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  62. Another entry!! I've left a comment elsewhere :) Also - perhaps you could share how to get numbers on the comments on a giveaway? That sound like invaluable information!! Cheers!

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  63. Warm and White is now my favorite! W&W is the only brand my MIL uses. Now I am hooked! It's so even and you can tell that it's of a high quality unlike the really cheap stuff. Don't go cheap...go for the good stuff called Warm and White! :)

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  64. I commented on the "Another Bundle" post! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!! Giveaways are SO much fun! :-)

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  65. I tweeted your giveaway link here: https://twitter.com/#!/GwenWindham/status/188019280120512512

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  66. I like Warm Company on FB, and I told them that you sent me over! :-)

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  67. I haven't made many quilts, but the batting that I've used most often is Hobbs 80/20--- would love to give Warm & Natural a try! :-)

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  68. I have been quilting for about 3 years--- and love it! I haven't actually completed many quilts yet, but have lots and lots of UFO's! :-)

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  69. I became a follower! I know I am also trying to increase my followers. There is a traveling stash box giveaway on my blog and only three people have entered!

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  70. I liked Warm and Natural on FB and told them you sent me! :)

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  71. I commented on "The Brown, Orange and Blue" bundle :)

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  72. I'm planning to make my first quilt this year. I've got fabric I bought at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and I'd love to make a quilted wall hanging to have in my preschool classroom.

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  73. I have only been quilting a little over a year. I started several years ago--then took a hiatus to teach, go to grad school etc...finally bringing balance back into my life and finding time for crafting!

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  74. I haven't actually completed any quilts yet! I do have a couple tops done though! So winning this batting would help me with the next step.

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  75. What a nice giveaway! I'm a new follower with GFC. Thanks!!

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  76. I Tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/birdie00000/status/188094513150042114

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  77. I like to use cotton batting for the crinkly look. :)

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  78. I've only been quilting for around a year. I'm a newbie.

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  79. I commented on your post about the brown, orange & blue bundle. Love those colors. :)

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  80. 1. I love your niece's watercolor painting. I also love how you put fabrics together. You are talented!

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  81. 3. I blogged about your giveaway: http://karrie-s.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=uZIgjTYBAAA.g00MWb8ReVYvR5lusqqk-g.yBK25UjmDlEpl_j0iqh_ag&postId=5470094906362662666&type=POST

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  82. 4. I liked Warm Company on facebook and told them that Jenny P sent me :)

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  83. 5. Warm Company is one of my favorite battings to use. I like to use cotton instead of polyester.

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  84. 6. I have been quilting since October 2011

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  85. Required: I am following you via RSS AND google+ Thanks for the chance to win and I look forward to your blogs

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  86. Thanks for the great giveaway. And what a pretty blog!

    I'm a new follower!

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  87. I tweeted this! https://twitter.com/#!/sewwhatscooking/status/188603631275216897

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  88. I usually use Warm and Natural or Warm and White depending on the quilt. I LOVE it and would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

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  89. I've only been quilting for about a year...I'm hooked!

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  90. I commented on the Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up post. I love that bundle! Thanks for the chance!

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  91. I've been quilting about 20 years or so.

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  92. Saw you viewmaster in the Aurifil competition..love your work so I am now following! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Commented on your Vintage bundle back at the end of March! Love it!

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  94. I'm partial to using bamboo batting, if I can afford it, but have used the wool batting before and love it too!

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  95. I have been a quilter for nearly 30 years! I almost have TOO many quilts...is that possible?

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  96. Since the time I first tried cotton batting it became the only kind I use. However, there is only one kind available locally (i.e. from local online shops) so it would be wonderful if I could try Warm & Natural.

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  97. I've been quilting for a year and four months or so, and I'm rather addicted to it :)

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  98. It's really nice to look through the various fabric bundles you've created. I commented on a few, including the one with your niece's watercolour as inspiration.

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  99. I'm a new follower via GFC.

    Thank you and Warm & Natural for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I've been quilting off and on for over 20 years. I've become more consistant in the last five years.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I'm a new follower and can't wait to get updates from your blog. Great giveaway!

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  102. I just "liked" The Warm Company on Facebook - and I love their Insul-Bright products as well.

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  103. I currently use Warm & Natural batting for all of my quilting projects or Insul Bright when I need heat resistant batting. Love, Love, Love it!!

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  104. I have been quilting for just under 1 year and I love everything about creating with fabric!! My hubby thinks I have a textiles addiction. LOL

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  105. Just posted a comment on your Blue Skys bundle....lovely choices!

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  106. I'm new to your blog, love the color bundles you gather!

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  107. I liked Warm & Natural on Facebook I'm their #86 friend!

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  108. I generally use Warm & Natural for my quilt work large & small...

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  109. I started as a hand quilter in 1999 doing mini quilts when I relocated to Northern CA, and progressed to machine quilting several years later.

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  110. I'm a follower and I have commented on several of your other posts. Please put my name in the hat for the drawing.

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  111. I clicked to like Warm and Natural on Facebook.

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  112. I've been actual quilting for about three years (although I did about a year or two of piecing 1990-1992ish).

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  113. Most of my projects have been basted with Warm and Natural... I received some polyester and have been using that for a few things too. I haven't slept under either so don't really have an opinion... yet!

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  114. Eu sou seguidora e gostei do que vi em seu espaço.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  115. Eu uso sempre a mesma marca aqui no Brasil.gostaria de experimentar o de vocês.Obrigado.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  116. I'm a new follower. I look forward to, umm, stalking you?

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  117. ...tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet...

    https://twitter.com/#!/binkiege/status/190386849838141440

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  118. I'm in serious 'Like' with Warm Company

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  119. I really haven't been in the quilting world for long so I've really only stuck with Warm & Natural's Soft and Bright. I like the loftiness and it's great as a beginner to not have to quilt so closely together.

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  120. I've only been quilting for 2 years, and I haven't been totally consistent with it. I'm addicted for sure, but I have to go with my own flow.

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  121. I'm so loving the gender neutral bundle. The fabric choices are gorgeous and go together so well.

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  122. I haven't been quilting very long, only for a month or so. I'm very new but it is fun.

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  123. I've used whatever's been cheapest. I know that's not the best way to go, but since I'm just learning I didn't want to spend way too much at the start in case I didn't like quilting. But now I'm ready to start using higher quality stuff!

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  124. Hello, Just found your blog thru SewCalGal and am now a follower!

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  125. Just tweeted! https://twitter.com/#!/Chanzy01/status/190606599956606977

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  126. I've used all kinds of batting but my favorite is Warm & White or Warm Blend. it depends on the quilt.

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  127. Started quilting 30 + years ago then put it aside for awhile and am now back at it. Loving it!

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  128. I'm a new follower via gfc! :) Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway! :)

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  129. I left a comment on another post on your blog! :)

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  130. I am a newbie to quilting. I just finished my first quilt top in March. But haven't had a chance to finish it as I have to sew some other higher priority projects first. :)

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  131. I have been quilting for about 15 yrs.

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  132. I use warm and natural for my small quilts.

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  133. I am a new follower :) Yea! I'm number 50!! Congrats!

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  134. I liked Warm and Natural on FB under the name Nancy Sue Bevis Phillips.

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  135. I love love love Warm and Natural and the fact that they are made in the US :) Tried bamboo battinglast year thinking is was better in that it was organic etc....then I read about all the chemicals used on the "organic bamboo" and YIKES! Now I use Warm and Natural 100 percent!

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  136. I've been quilting for about 3 years....and years before that if we count "air quilting" (not unlike air guitar!) which is thinking about quilting when not actually having the time to physically quilt.

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  137. I left a comment under the March 28th post titled " The bundle with the vintage feel".

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  138. You can number your comments? I've got to find out how to do that! Went and liked Warm Company, but I'm not really entering because I've got a bolt of their batting in my closet and already know how much I love the stuff!

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  139. #1 I commented on the brown, orange and blue collection...love that typewriter.
    http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

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  140. #2 I only use Warm Company batting and Warm and Natural is always in my closet as well as their Bright White batting!
    http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

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  141. #3 I am your 51st follower.
    http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

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  142. #4 I liked Warm Company on FB
    http://quiltingranny.blogspot.com

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  143. I'm a new follower (glad I found you, and thanks for the help with my comment numbering shenanigans!)

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  144. My favorite batting is bamboo batting (Matilda's Own, an Australian product). It's super soft, lovely to quilt and its quite thin but very warm. And it's organic :o)

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  145. I've been quilting since about July last year. Doesn't take long to become obsessed!

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  146. My favorite batting is Warm and Natural. I've used it once before and would love to win your giveaway.

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  147. I've been quilting 4 years and LOVE IT!!

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  148. I am likely too late..but I love Warm and Natural and Warm and White batting.

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