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Jan 27, 2015

Supertote in Black & White Fabric

Jan 27, 2015
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Welcome to my stop on the Black & White Blog Hop!  Today I am featuring a project I made with this sophisticated line by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman. I met Jennifer at Fall Market last year.  She has such a great eye for design.  The Black & White collection is so stylish and classy.  It applies to not only quilts, but garments, bags, home dec, etc.  Just check out the other projects on the hop.... you'll see!  (Schedule at the end of this post)

Warning. This post is photo dense for me.  You'll be rewarded with a giveaway if you make it to the end.  I don't normally post this many pics.  My oldest son (8) did this photo shoot for me on a glorious winter Sunday morning. The snow just started falling as we were taking the shots.  He took some awesome shots.  Tell me I don't have mother's bias. :)  Anyway, the lighting and the setting were perfect.... I was dressed up with hair done from church.... and my 8 year old son knocked the photo shoot out of the park.  Plus this bag is sweet.  I'm actually a teeeeeny bit concerned people will think it was store-bought.
I decided to make Noodlehead's Supertote.  If you've never tried one of her patterns, you should give it a go.  I'm always impressed with how polished these bags end up.  It's in the details I think.
In the Black & White collection, there are 3 prints with an ombre effect that change tone across the width of the fabric along with the black checks.  I chose this print that has a gold tone to it as the main fabric of my bag.  For the gusset, I chose one of the coordinating Studio Stash Yarn Dyes.  Love. It.
And to really class it up, I added black vegan leather accents on the straps, cording along the front pocket, and zipper pulls.  The vegan leather can be found at Girl Charlee.
I really love the way this bag turned out.  I struggled a bit with the vegan leather, but I was able to understand better how to work with the fabric after a trial run on the straps.  Note to self: don't try to line vegan leather with quilting cotton.  The leather accents coordinate so well with the Black & White collection.  I can think of more things I want to try with both!
The bag has a recessed zipper.  This was the first time I have tried this.  It actually lays very nicely and looks superb with the yarn dye.  To me it seemed that using dark fabric could hide some flaws that you might notice on colored fabric.  Always a plus.
I used the feather print for the interior pockets.  I love this fabric, but it's hard to see here.  I'm thinking I want to do something else like this with my leftover scrap.
Ok, so here they are.... the perhaps unnecessary shots that I love...


There are lots of fun activities going on with this Blog Hop.  Be sure to enter Jennifer's BIG giveaway - for the FQ stack of Black & White's whole collection.  Enter by Feb. 8 on her blog.  There are other giveaways going on on Instagram and at every stop on the hop.  So be sure to follow along!  Enter my giveaway below...

Black & White Blog Hop Schedule


If you would like a chance to win this FQ pack, enter the giveaway below. (Giveaway ends Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:59pm)



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140 comments:

  1. Great photos . I would love to incorporate these into a 21st quilt for my nephew.

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  2. A stylish tote would be perfect with these fabrics!

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  3. Great photos, congratulations to your son, well done indeed. BTW I can't log in it keeps saying I need a valid email to log in but it won't accept my email :o(

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  4. I love all the special features on your tote!! This fabric collection is classy and elegant, I would most likely make a quilt!! Thanks!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your great tote bag. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd make a quilt for my husband's niece, adding some hot pink fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. You did a great job on this tote and used one of my favorites from the Black and White line! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I'm tempted to make a top or a tote!

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  7. Your bag is beautiful! I love the Black and White collection

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  8. After seeing how good your tote looks, if I were lucky enough to win, I'd make a tote too. :-)

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  9. I would use them in a quilt. I love your tote! It does look store bought. 😊

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  10. I too would think about making a top (for me!) or make a purse (I love black and white purses....I have one now!). I also love having black and white fabric to incorporate into my quilting projects. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win some fabric!

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  11. Ok, I will try again to leave a comment. Cute tote! I would make a quilt with the fabrics.

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  12. Great photos! Great bag! I would not be concerned that it looks store bought - I WOULD BE PROUD! Excellent job! I would love to make a bag like that but I'd probably should just stick to quilts.

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  13. well I am really into making bags right now, but I am a quilter at heart so I am not sure. I am thinking a tote, but throw in a random bright color as well. Maybe just as lining to add a little pop!

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  14. Are seeing your lovely bag, either a purse or a sew together bag, great way to show off such a great line of fabric

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  15. I would make a table runner, and add in the aqua from an earlier post in this blog-hop!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  16. I've been planning on a black and white quilt with maybe some red or other color as accents, so these fabrics would be perfect!

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  17. I love your bag. The fabric is very sophisticated .

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  18. Great minds think alike. You saw my Supertote yesterday in IG. B-W- Lime. I luv this bag!

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  19. i think an apron would be pretty darn cute with this fabric

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  20. I tend to stick with quilts - but that bag is so sharp in black and white I might have to branch out! (And the extra pics were awesome - that snow is just so perfect!)

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  21. I love your bag! I might need to make one for myself!

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  22. Add some very nice Linen and make contemporary style dinner napkins. I have a ton of Totes because I love them! Good luck everyone. The black and white fabrics are FAB.

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  23. This is a great bag- the zipper looks great!

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  24. Anne Marie, this is such a beautiful bag, especially in B&W, and your 8 year old son is definitely a budding photographer. He did a very credible job for his mom! lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  25. I love your tote.....I really like the pleat on the sides......You son did a fine picture taking day.....

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  26. This is gorgeous fabric! And you did a beautiful job showcasing it!

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  27. Your tote is a great use for these lovely fabrics.

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  28. I love your bag. I definitely want to try a recessed zipper.

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  29. A bag like yours! Sharp. And a sharp photographer!

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  30. My SIL is getting married in April and she loves green and black. I'd love to make something for her with these!

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  31. I love your bag! You did a super job on it. I think the fabric is fabulous. I think I would make a Noodlehead tote or I would love that ombre in a quilt where the small blocks (like paint chip style) are off centered and stretch a ways across going from dark to lighter. oh I want to do that right now!!! :)

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  32. Really gorgeous bag! I've always wanted to try the SuperTote! Well done with the vegan leather - might grab some today - perfect for camera strap ends, I'd think?
    I normally love bright colors but I've been hoarding black/white/greys for a quilt someday - I think this collection would fit right in!
    And I hope you paid T accordingly for his photography skillz and time! ;-) He's awesome!

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  33. I would like to make a quilt with just black and white. Loved how the colors accented a nother quilt with lime green and raspberry pink. Great Job on Pictures !!!! thank you

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  34. I'd add some rainbow colours and make a quilt!!

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  35. I would like to make a lap quilt with the black and white plus pops of color. It would be a great gift!

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  36. Great pictures, guess we know who will be doing future photo shots. I would use the fabric in a scrappy quilt most likely. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  37. I think something for an grandson in his 30s. He'd love the black/gray/cream tones.

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  38. I'd make a fun graphic quilt. Black & white are so versatile.

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  39. my daughter in law has inherited a wildly colored kitchen - mainly in reds. she needs to go much simpler with her table scapes so I am thinking black and white would be perfect.

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  40. HI, I'd like to make a fun quilt for my grandson!
    Thanks for sharing!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  41. I love your tote! I'd make pillows for my son's great room!

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  42. I would definitely make this tote - it is fantastic! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  43. The tote looks like it would be fun to make and use. Thanks for the ideas and the giveaway.

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  44. I am currently do a black, white, grey and blue quilt. These would go perfect with the fabrics I already have.

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  45. Shirley sascott4@hotmail.comJanuary 27, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Thank you for the opportunity to win....... another black and white quilt is in my plans, think they are very classic looking.

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  46. I've been collecting b&w fabrics for a massive king sized quilt. These would be perfect. Love your tote!

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  47. I would make a quilt for a teen boy, then donate to the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle. They need teen boy quilts!

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  48. Very neat tote bag and your son did a great job on the photos!
    My email is: bestbelle2010@aol.com
    Thanks!

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  49. I think you have a budding photographer there! Your tote looks great. I think I would love to make a black and white bag.

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  50. Lovely photos - props to your son! You've totally sold me on the Supertote - I think I'd make one very similar to yours with those fabrics!

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  51. Your bag is fabulous! I'd love to make a black and white quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  52. The tote bag is fabulous so that would be a good idea....but I think I would make a pillow with the feather fabric and embroidery!

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  53. I'm torn between a quilt and some nice zippered bags. Different colored zips would really standout. Thanks! notwendy gmail

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  54. I was just designing a black, white and red quilt and this would go perfectly. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  55. I was just designing a black, white and red quilt and this would go perfectly. Thanks for the chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  56. I love your project...bags are always great to have. However, I am a total "quilt head" and would have to make a quilt and if there were any leftovers...hum, who knows. LOVE all of the fabrics!

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  57. A new black and white bag would be great.

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  58. I'm a new quilter, but my first love are bags. With B and W fabric I think I'd go back to my roots with a purse or a tote!

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  59. I would make a bag of some sort.

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  60. Wow! I really love the bag--just my size. So I would love to make one like this. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  61. I love the tote you showed. I would probably make a simpler version.
    kdavis1@enturytel.net

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  62. You have inspired me to make a bag. Lovely!

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  63. May be just a little detail, but I love the pleat on the sides of the bag! Just sets bag off.

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  64. I want to make a small overnight suitcase (theres a pattern in the Sew Sweetness book that I'm making one in bright colors, would love a more subtle version!)

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  65. I would love to make a lap top case! thank you!

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  66. My guild is doing some very cool charity quilts using a profusion of B and W fabric along with one solid color.

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  67. I love your bag! And I agree with you about the talent of the photographer! Thanks for sharing the sewng details and thanks for the chance to win some of this gorgeous fabric! I would use it in a quilt.

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  68. Honestly, I have no idea what I'd do with black and white fabric -- I'm getting lots of ideas from the blog hop, though! Your bag is fantastic, and I may copy your idea. I like quilting, but I've never made a black an white quilt, and the idea doesn't really appeal to me. sarah@forrussia.org

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  69. AnneMarie, what a stunning super tote w/the gold tone the main fabric, and the gusset in one of Jennifer's Studio Stash Yarn Dyes. I can't wait to buy and sew w/Black and White.
    I know what you mean also about Anna's (noodlehead) patterns, I have two now and they are easy to follow and I always get compliments about my bags. Thank you for inspiring me and sharing in the blog hop.
    Diane B
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  70. Oh, I'd definitely make a tote bag and add some bright red to it for some "pop". I'd also add my initials to personalize it. I am really into black and white lately. I guess you are too!

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  71. It would be fun to make a bag similar to yours. The black and white fabrics with leather looks very classy.
    wlinda_ca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. My daughter just redid her room in black and white so these would be perfect to craft up something for her.

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  73. I'd quite like to make a clutch for going out

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  74. I think I'd use them for a tote!

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  75. I would use them to make a cool pillow..or two..for our son's new Home...he loooves black & white! :)

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  76. I need to make a new ipad case :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  77. I love your tote! I would like to make something similar along with trying vegan leather. Thanks!

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  78. I am working on a half-hexagon quilt for my parents that is red, white, and black. I would put these into the quilt!

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  79. I would make a Christmas present for me Aunt. She really likes black and white combinations. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  80. I would make a quilt, but I would love to try to make a tote also with this! Thanks so much, yours is beautiful!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  81. I would love to make The Elephant Walk quilt.

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  82. I'd use it for a quilt but I really like your bags. Very nice.

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  83. I would totally have to make a new bag.

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  84. I personally would put it in a quilt. Would look great in a breast cancer awareness quilt!!!!! sonjasmith76@yahoo.com

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  85. Love your tote. I would make a quillow. Thank you.

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  86. I love your tote, you are right it IS all in the details. After seeing this I'm going to research Noodlehead's patterns and pick one or two to try. So I guess I would say I would make a tote :)

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  87. LOVE YOUR TOTE! Just might to try that one.

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  88. I had plans to make a quilt, but the ombré effect looks absolutely amazing in your tote! I would have to try something like that!

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  89. Your tote turned out beautifully! I would sew a divided basket with these fabrics.

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  90. I would make a quilt with one other bright colour added, maybe red.

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  91. I think I would make a smaller tote bag. Thanks for the chance! (teatly at gmail)

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  92. I'm all over that tote! Wish I'd seen it sooner so I could have had a more "sophisticated" look when I leave snowed-in Maine and land in Florida to visit my very cool daughter on Sunday!

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  93. Love the tote - your photographer did a great job! :)
    mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. This collection is perfect for many uses. I love it in a bag like you did, but I can see this mixing in with any quilt as well!

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  95. My daughter just redid her room in black and white so I would whip up some accessories for her.

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  96. I would make a gift for one of my more chic friends. I don't wear black myself, and I've never used it in a quilt. But such pretty fabric is an inspiration to try something new!

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  97. I would love to make a new bag or iPad case.

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  98. I've been just itching to make a black and white quilt - with just a daub of red! Love your bag! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  99. Thanks for the giveaways. Great project. I love the fabrics and hoping to win it so i can make a bag or something that will befit the fabric.

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  100. I love your tote! I have no idea what I would make with the fabric. I may donate the fabric to my mom. she uses donated fabric to make pillows for cancer patients.

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  101. As much as I would love to try a quilt with this line with pops of color, your bag has me thinking that's what I really need! Love it- thanks for sharing! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  102. I would add a dash of color and make a bag.

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  103. Black and white makes such a great statement. Love the tote!

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  104. i'd planned tomake a quilt but your tote bag is really cool.

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  105. I would love to make myself a black & white quilt one of these days. That tote of yours is a must have.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  106. Great bag! I think I'd use Black and White to make a bag as well - so classic and stylish!

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  107. Wow now that is a quality made bag!
    I would make either a small zipper hand clutch and/or quilt for my mom who LOVES anything with black! brittanywalden1@aol.com

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  108. That bag is awesome! I also love b+w prints, thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. I would probably make a bag, now that I'm conquering my fear of bag making, with a bright pop of color or two snuck in.

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  110. I am collecting for a quilt I want to make. The stack would help!

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  111. Beautiful tote!.. I'd definite make a quilt...maybe add a splash of color to it.. RED.

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  112. I actually would love to win this as a gift, but I think it would be great to use to make a quilt. Thanks for the chance! msmissy02 at gmail dot com

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  113. Black and white is always so effective. Thanks for the chance to win. Just about to start a quilt for project Linus...this would really help.
    Thanks wendy

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  114. Love the Black and White fabric line and I would make a throw size quilt with a dash of color like lime green. rozz zero one at cox dot net

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  115. I'm heading to QuiltCon this month. I need a bag I can fold up to use for my purchases while there. Black and white goes with everything so this bundle would be great for that!

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  116. Black and whites always look fabulous in log cabin quilts

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  117. Black and white is so classic. I love your tote. I'm collecting fabrics to make my niece's new baby a quilt and these would be lovely.

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  118. Happy Quilting Melissa has a black/ white pattern that I think would be stunning. It's been on my list to make but I haven't have the right collection. Thanks.

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  119. Really great bag- I would love to make some throw pillows, with a tiny pop of color added in!

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  120. Your bag is very chic. I want to make some sewing accessories like a sewing bucket and a mat to go under my sewing machine with a thread catcher.

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  121. I would make my first bag. Its time I moved on from plastic shoppings to something a bit more permanent. Tarnia.hodgesATgmail.com

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  122. Great tote! I think a lap quilt for hubby would be my choice.

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  123. I would love to use this fabric in a quilt Thanks for sharing with us. Your bag is lovely. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

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  124. Sweet bag; I'll never figure out how other people manage without using a decent tote. Where do they put all their stuff?

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  125. I think I would like to try a bag. Yours really won me over. I've only made one fairly simple one so far, but my goal is to get to where I can make any bag pattern! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  126. My first choice would be a throw quilt for my sofa. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  127. I love that bag! I'd like to make a bed set for my grand daughters best dolly! Sheets, pillows and quilt!

    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  128. What a nice tote, I keep thinking I need to make one for me, you've convinced me to do it black and white.

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  129. I'm definitely looking for a quilt pattern for a black & white quilt. I like your tote though... I don't usually think black or grey for bags but they sure would look sharp.

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  130. I'd love to make a bag like yours but I am not great on 3D items, so instead I would make a stash of scatter pillows

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  131. A quilt that would lend itself to large print fabrics. . . large HSTs or just BIG blocks :)

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  132. A throw quilt for my daughter to use on her daybed in the newly painted living room.........shades of grey in this collection are perfect for that.

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