Today, I bring you a special treat: a Q&A with Kathy Miller of Michael Miller Fabrics, along with a book and fabric giveaway! This is the same Q&A that ran in Sew Retro, and I thought it would be fun to give you a sneak peek if you haven’t seen the book (there are five other Q&As in the book, too).  

Now for the juicy giveaway details: I’m giving away a signed copy of Sew Retro, along with some fabulous Michael Miller fabric, generously donated by the great folks at Michael Miller. This is no ordinary giveaway though! The lucky winner will get to pick which Michael Miller fabric they want! That’s right: you pick it--up to FIVE yards! You can pick five one-yard cuts, or a combination of one-, two-, or three-yard cuts. For a sampling of the fabric available, go to the Michael Miller Fabrics web site and click on New Product, or just follow this link. As giveaways go, this is a pretty darn cool one (I’m jealous that I can’t enter!).

A few thumbnails just to tease you . . .

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If She Sews She Knows, from the Michael Miller Essentials 10th Anniversary Collection
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Flower Shower, from Jewel Tones collection
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Lil’ Plain Jane, from Plain Jane Aqua collection
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Emmaline, from The Big E Group
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Zelda, from Rouge Et Noir Group
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Candy Stripe, from Playdate, by Patty Young
  Here’s how to enter: leave a comment here by 10:00 a.m. EST on Monday, August 30th telling me what your favorite ever Michael Miller print is (personally, I’ll never stop loving Dumb Dot, in any color!). I’ll choose the winner at random and let you know Monday morning. Just make sure to leave your email address, so I can get in touch with you if you’re the winner.  

And now, I bring you a Q&A with Kathy Miller!
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Photo courtesy Kathy Miller; photographed by Kelly Beane
A few years ago, I started noticing all these fabulous retro-inspired cotton prints. The brand was almost always the same: Michael Miller. Who was this Michael Miller, I wondered? I did a little research and discovered Michael Miller is actually the brainchild of Michael Steiner and Kathy Miller. They started the company in 1999. Designer Kathy Miller, who is known for her great eye for color and fabulous design sense, talks about retro influences and how to start a business from a kitchen island.

Q: When did you become interested in sewing and fabric?
Miller: I grew up surrounded by fabric, sewing, tons of creativity, and a “if you want it, make it happen” mentality. My mom was a home economics teacher specializing in design and tailoring. I started sewing at an early age, first making doll clothes, and then trying the same technique on my younger sister (I was ten and she was four). She was a willing model: I’d lay the fabric on the floor, and then she’d lay on top of it and I’d cut around her, hand-stitching my creation on her. Raw edges, big stitches—you get the picture! I can still remember the day our parents sat us down and said that as much as they admired my work, they didn’t think it was a good idea for her to be running around the neighborhood in these creations!

We were an Air Force family and moved to Guam when I was in high school in the late 1960s, early 1970s. It was a great time for wild prints—especially tropical prints. I loved to fabric shop, and then run home and make an outfit and wear it right away—luckily my sewing skills had improved by then!
 
Q: What made you want to design your own line of fabric, and how did the partnership with Michael Steiner come about?
Miller: I’m a late bloomer. I didn’t start Michael Miller until I was forty-five. I had majored in Textile Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 1976. After school, I worked as an artist, then assistant stylist, and finally as a stylist at many fabric companies. By then I could see the writing on the wall: different company, but more of the same thing. The money was good, but there was no real job security and I was bored. I truly loved what I did, and figured by then I knew as much as anybody else starting a fabric company. I also figured it was “now or never” since my oldest daughter was three years from starting college (her brother was right behind her). I had three years to get the business off the ground and be able to pay for college (Did I mention I work better with a deadline?).

Michael Steiner and I had worked together for seven years: he in sales, me in design. We knew we made a good team (and we still do). In the beginning, we worked out of his New York City apartment. Luckily his girlfriend (now wife), Camila, and roommate were okay with the kitchen doubling as my studio. I had a designated large drawer that I’d sweep all my supplies into every night. We moved to a real office before I took over the oven for storage! When I had a work table made for the new office, I based it on the kitchen island.

 Q: Your fabrics are really eclectic, but most seem to have a retro vibe. Why are you drawn to these kinds of bold, playful prints? 

Miller: I’ve always personally enjoyed retro prints. I collect a lot of vintage books and ephemera (all periods). But you’re right, the line is very eclectic. I compare being a fabric designer/stylist to being an actor: as an actor you don’t want to be type-cast. The same can be said for a designer or fabric company. Being known for one “look” or “style” can be very limiting. The joy in having your own company is being able to connect with other fabric lovers in a variety of niches (thus, a healthy business!).

Through years of styling prints for the women’s wear apparel market I learned that “color sells.” When you’re shopping for a blouse on a rack, the only thing you see is the sleeve. The print (and more importantly the color) is what draws you to pull it out from amongst the rest. That was also where I learned that vibrant, strong colors sell. They can survive terrible florescent store lighting.


 Q: What is the inspiration for your retro-inspired prints? Where do you get your ideas, and how do you go about bringing them to life?
Miller: As for ideas: At this point I’m hardwired for observing everything in relation to trends, color, and design. It’s second nature to me. I’m always on the prowl for good references, and I prefer books, paper, and original vintage artwork. The dealers that know me know that I’m a sucker for the quirky and the beautiful. If it’s well done, I’ll find a place for it. I think over time most designers and stylists develop what I call a “jaded eye,” and after awhile it takes something really different, beautiful, or just plain strange to get you excited.

As for the process of bringing the design to life: When I look at a piece of reference or artwork that I like, my first question is what draws me to it? It could be just one element of it. The design will evolve from there. The color and contrast is a whole other process. The coloration that is sent to the mill for engraving and strike-off (first small swatch to check for engraving and color matching) is really just a rough outline, in my experience. When I receive that strike-off is when I really know what I’m dealing with and where the process of bringing the design to life begins! It’s all in the tweaking and is very much a mental visualizing process (and don’t get me started on why it can’t be done on the computer!). 

 Q: Since you started Michael Miller ten years ago, sewing among young women has boomed! Has this changed how and what you design, and who you design for?
Miller: I’m ecstatic about it! Since the beginning, our main customers have been fabric-aholics. I realized this at my first quilt market. We always figured that good design will find a home, whether it’s for quilting, clothing, or home dec. That’s the fun part about being a fabric company: we create it, put it out there, and then someone else creates something new with it.

We separated our customer service area a few years ago to cater to the new group of entrepreneurial sewers and crafters (I call them “mommy-preneurs”). It started on eBay and then moved to Etsy. It’s a predictable next step for new moms first sewing for their own families, and then as an income source that enables them to stay home with the kids.

Q: Do you still have time to sew? If so, what kinds of things do you like to make?
Miller: Sadly I don’t have much time to sew anymore. It hasn’t stopped me from buying fabric though! Most of my sewing now is for quilt markets. We have a big booth and I usually make all the customized lampshades, along with some of the display stuff.


8/25/2010 04:06:01 am

I really like the "fun & funky" collection, but oh my goodness - how would one choose! What a wonderful collection and great interview.

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8/25/2010 04:39:15 am

I can't decide!She sews fabric is so fun with the scissors but the Zelda would make a cute dress too!

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Cathryn
8/25/2010 04:49:01 am

I like Toffee Eden because of the colors and the shapes. It would make a great pillow and ice cream parlor chair covers, two of my upcoming projects.

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8/25/2010 06:52:28 am

What I wouldn't do for some Multi
Blocks Italiano. I am in love!

thursday@mygirlthursday.com

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8/25/2010 06:55:42 am

I love Climbing Lantern Pods. So elegant and pretty!

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8/25/2010 07:18:32 am

I love Bite Me. Probably more than someone should love a fabric.

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suequiltz
8/25/2010 08:29:08 am

Love all of the Ta Dots.... and those cute little Night Owls!

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Monica
8/25/2010 11:56:33 am

Ooo. I'm torn between the sewing theme and Shower Power. Decisions...decisions...

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Kelsey Rose
8/25/2010 02:35:26 pm

Oh goodness that is difficult. o.O

I guess I'll have to go with Filigree Flutter, but there are so many other lovelies as well!

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8/25/2010 03:34:50 pm

J'adore the Splashy Rose/Persimmon. It reminds me of the clothes my mom sewed me when I was little. Thanks for the fun contest!

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8/25/2010 09:08:37 pm

Wow how can you pick just one favourite! There are so many I love!

If I was forced to pick just one it would be Splashy Rose in Pumpkin from Meadowsweet collection.

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8/26/2010 02:37:10 am

I love Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson especially Vintage Paisley. It's so hard to pick just one!

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Gloria
8/26/2010 06:13:08 am

I am in love with the fabric print called Delovely Damask from the princess collection.I went nuts for all the fabric I saw.It's hard to choose!

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William
8/26/2010 07:02:57 am

I have to say that I love the Feeling Groovy and Bird Swing prints. I also love a paisley that I can't recall the name of it, but it is quite loud with it's neon-esque color scheme.

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Priya
8/26/2010 08:09:18 am

Multi Strawberry panel is my favourite...

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8/26/2010 10:34:25 am

Love, love, love the princess series!

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maryann depaolis
8/26/2010 11:01:10 am

To many to list but if i have to choose a fav now, it would be hi Under Construction, since I am due with a lil boy in Nov.

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beverly
8/26/2010 11:27:34 am

Eiffel tower & Honeybee

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Piroska
8/26/2010 01:29:18 pm

My favourite print is Moonlit Owls.

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jenw
8/26/2010 02:01:46 pm

i love dots, all kinds, love the retro kitchen and retro fun..love it all!

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8/26/2010 02:11:47 pm

Oh my....how fun reading this....I subscribe to the blog and own some MM fabrics, but I never knew how she started. A favorite EVER??? Egads, that's hard! Right now I'm loving the Funny Cats, and the Smitten Kittens...the retro fabrics are my fave!

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8/26/2010 02:19:56 pm

I buy Michael Miller fabrics almost exclusively anymore. LOVE. I just got several of the pieces from the Brady Bunch line and love that Emmaline piece above. But it's impossible to choose a favorite.

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8/26/2010 02:42:08 pm

How can one choose??? If I were to choose for my 3 year old I would go for the Blocks Italiano - cute! But if I were to choose just one for myself it would be Dysfunctional Family ;) just for fun

vintagemum[@]hotmail[dot]com

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Heidi
8/26/2010 02:46:03 pm

There are oh, so many wonderful MM prints. I think my favorite is Carnival Bloom.

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8/26/2010 03:04:02 pm

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8/26/2010 03:09:14 pm

Uh-oh! I hit submit with my pinky before I finished my post.

I have so many Michael Miller favorites!!

My first favorite was "China Doll" because when we were waiting to adopt our daughter, Ahnalin, I fell in love with that print. We made giant bows for the suitcases of every family in our travel group. And then a few years later, I made matching jumpers for each of the little China girls for our travel reunion. It is a very special print.

But my newer favorite is "Gnomeville". I made one of my daughter's back-to-school dresses out of it and I am just crazy about it.

And I really really really really want to win this!! Thank you for the chance.

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8/26/2010 03:24:34 pm

Has to be Flower Crystals in corduroy. Whoa.

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8/26/2010 03:28:06 pm

Sumo Sam, my favorite hands down!

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8/26/2010 04:01:52 pm

I love The Big E group, especially the Emmaline toffee and Emmaline Teal. Teal is my favorite.

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8/26/2010 04:02:46 pm

I love the Funky Christmas prints -- the Yule Critters are so dang cute! I made holiday buntings from the line this last Christmas, and they're still up if you can believe it. Embarrassing but true.

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8/26/2010 04:32:05 pm

Oh, boy! Oh, boy! I adore Michael Miller and 99% of my fabric is from them. My favourite patterns are Dumb Dot and Ta Dot. Dot patterns are like neutrals for me and I pair them with everything when I'm sewing.

Your book is fantastic - it's on my Christmas list, but it would be great to win!

Sarah :)

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Hillary
8/26/2010 04:36:39 pm

I love so many of the prints that it's hard to choose but I think that their knits are exceptionally pretty. Blossoms would have to be one of my favorites.

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8/26/2010 04:44:53 pm

I love the Hedgehog group fabrics - so cute

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8/26/2010 04:57:20 pm

So hard to choose, but any Patty Young fabrics, or from gnomeville! so cute...

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8/26/2010 05:28:49 pm

i'm a bit of a newcomer, but i just fell in love with that zelda print. well actually pretty much the entire rouge et noir collection actually...

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8/26/2010 05:43:03 pm

I am soooo in love with the Antiquity line!! Now I see the Princess line and I just can't decide which I love more!
Thanks for the giveaway!
jen xo

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Paula
8/26/2010 05:49:51 pm

For me, it's all about the gray, citron and black collection. I love the citron zoology but my total favourite is the black owl by myself! Gorgeous stuff!

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8/26/2010 06:19:22 pm

There are so many I love it's difficult to choose, however my absolute (current) favourite is Daisy Dance. I just love it and intend using a selection of the prints to make curtains and cushions for my daughter's new bedroom.

Thank you for the giveaway!

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8/26/2010 06:22:19 pm

I am a devotee of all things Michael Miller but espcially love the flora anf fauna range, bright colours and bold designs. I have to say for the retro range, it would also be Springtime in Paris and Parisville
Bev

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8/26/2010 06:41:47 pm

ouh, what a fun giveaway! the book sounds fab! :)

picking favorites is so hard...
some of my all time most beloved prints are definitely birds of norway (i'm hoping to try the corduroy version soon) and groovy guitars. i love, love, love patty young's flora & fauna line. does that count?
and the ta dots are certainly a must have and i use them constantly.

many others come to mind. love fabrics. :)

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8/26/2010 07:24:23 pm

It is so hard to pick one favourite. I cherish so many! But as a Franch girl I choose spring time in Paris
Thanks for this great giveaway

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8/26/2010 07:46:15 pm

Love the Spa "Feeling Groovy". http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Popup1_SwatchT.cfm?Popup=9&Gnam=Fun And Funky We will be using it in my daughters room in our new house. Great colors and modern design.

Sonja

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Line
8/26/2010 07:53:13 pm

Patty Young's Humming Birds is definitely my favorite print (and maybe not only among Michael Miller' s fabrics...)
Thanks a lot for the chance!
linedupuy(at)hotmail(dot)fr

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8/26/2010 08:43:30 pm

I love so many of the designs! My favorite today is Patty Young's Teal Goldfish!

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8/26/2010 09:03:33 pm

Im quite convinced that Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson is the most perfect fabric ever designed...sparkle and raspberry are on my must get list!!!

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Lilly
8/26/2010 09:18:09 pm

The What's the Scoop is so adorable!
Thanks for the chance.

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8/26/2010 09:26:44 pm

Wow! What a fantastic giveaway! It's so hard to pick just one!! But I think my favorite is White Zesty Zinnia. I can see myself making a beautiful dress with this book and that fabric!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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8/26/2010 09:37:02 pm

It is so hard to pick just one fabric but today it is Floral Charm.
What a fun giveaway
Sarah

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8/26/2010 10:20:37 pm

Great Giveaway!

I am definitley in love with any of Sandi Hendersons Splashy Rose/Meadowsweet fabrics!

nanouk

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8/26/2010 10:49:44 pm

Well, I'm embarrassed to say that I had no idea that Michael Miller was a combination of names. I always thought "that guy sure does understand feminine appeal"! I love that it's a story of two people having a dream, going after it, and becoming wildly successful! My favorite print (spray of mums) is downstairs (OOP) waiting for the perfect project, so if I have to choose something that's out, it would be the yellow vintage trailer and black travel lawn chairs!

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8/26/2010 10:55:16 pm

I love Michael Miller, how can I select one fabric? I guess it would be trailer travel...or Christmas Spice....or jewel tone....

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rachel
8/26/2010 10:58:29 pm

I'm loving flora and fauna a lot at the moment.

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Tanya
8/26/2010 11:08:08 pm

I love the Dumb Dots too, any color combo but I also think the Dick and Jane collection is absolutley adorable. I've made a top for my daughter out of one of the fabrics from it and have gotten so many compliments!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

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8/26/2010 11:30:04 pm

I love Dumb Dots too! I would have a hard time picking which color I like best.

helen_ono at homtmail dot com

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8/26/2010 11:36:49 pm

Wow - what an awesome giveaway!!! You know, it's just too hard to pick any one "favorite", b/c I have so many favorites! If I should win (keeping my fingers crossed), I am going to have a VERY difficult time making a choice! :)

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Ashley Makins
8/26/2010 11:38:45 pm

So hard to choose but I love the pear Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson specifically the paper snowflake prints, the peach medallion bloom in farmer's market and lime blossoms in raspberry Flora and Fauna by Patty Young.

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Debbie Berenato
8/26/2010 11:43:26 pm

OMG what a great giveaway! My absolute favorite right now from the wonderful MM is Whimsy by Pillow & Maxfield in the Blue/Yellow colorway. I have the teal and green and LOVE it, but this yellow/blue combo is the BEST!!! Good luck! My most favorite print, which I paid way too much money for on ebay was a Disco Dot, not sure of the actual name, but it was a black background with green/pink dots on it that had so really needs prints in the dots. I paid like $22 for 1/2 yard! UGH :)

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Lena
8/26/2010 11:46:08 pm

Fabric really needs to come with a warning label. I'll need an intervention soon lol. Hands down, dumb dots - fresh, stylish, vibrant and so so versatile :) Now just don't ask me to pick my favourite colour !

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Marianne Ogg
8/26/2010 11:48:26 pm

I'm loving the Amber Erin Stripe! So many possibilities!

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Jennifer
8/26/2010 11:49:34 pm

So so hard to choose! I am loving the fabrics in the Plain Jane Aqua and always love anything with Hedgehogs, but I love all the Michael Miller fabrics, so choosing is just so hard. :c)

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8/26/2010 11:51:23 pm

So hard to choose! I love all the ta dots and Mezzanine in Pink and lime!

AnnEliz5@sbcglobal.net

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Michele Kirk
8/26/2010 11:51:47 pm


My absolute favorite is Mezzanine by Patty Young....just yummmmmy!!

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8/26/2010 11:54:48 pm

Any by Patty Young or Sandy Henderson!
Stefanie

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8/26/2010 11:55:39 pm

Patty Young, hands down!

And dandy damask :)

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Rebekah
8/26/2010 11:56:51 pm

I love the new knits!

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8/27/2010 12:00:08 am

I am a Patty Young Fan, so ... any by her would be great :-D

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Rachel
8/27/2010 12:02:06 am

Um . . . how does one choose?? Earth Mod Blooms, Pink Blossoms, Linen Delovely Damask . . .

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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8/27/2010 12:05:44 am

what an incredible giveaway! how can you possibly choose a favorite michael miller print? my old favorite was quilt pirate and knit pirate, but i haven't been able to find those in a while, so i think it's now ephemeral antiquity!

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8/27/2010 12:12:29 am

I would love some Patty Young fabric! I have four girls and I started sewing them shirts this year! What a great giveaway! :)

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8/27/2010 12:12:42 am

I love Patty Young's fabrics...particularly her Flora and Fauna collection!

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8/27/2010 12:15:32 am

I love the Michael Miller Ta Dot!!

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8/27/2010 12:21:05 am

What a lovely write-up.. I so enjoyed getting to "meet" you, if even in print:) Your family's legacy is beautiful in what it's meant for your life's direction. Who knew when you were tracing your sister on the floor that you would one day affect so many? Your fabrics bring me comfort and stability in an art that I so enjoy! Thanks bunches for pursuing your itch!

Today, my favorite collection is the peace group.. my 12yo daughter loves it as well.

Hugs!

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8/27/2010 12:21:38 am

What an interesting and inspiring q and a! I love so many MM fabrics. In my favs now are the Pillow and Maxfield prints, Daisy Jane, Patty Young, and Sandi Henderson!

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8/27/2010 12:25:29 am

It's hard to pick, but I like the Pretty Bird line by Pillow & Maxfield.

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8/27/2010 12:27:19 am

Edgy Veggies is my favorite! I love that fabric, it is so cute!

marcijdebetaz (at) hotmail {dotcom}

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8/27/2010 12:28:57 am

What a fabulous giveaway! I especially love the MM prints with retro looking kids on them. My favorite, unfortunately, is out of print and I don't even know the name of it because I finally used all of mine - it's yellow and covered with retro kids going to a birthday party. Thanks for the chance!

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Marie Beck
8/27/2010 12:30:10 am

Yule Critters!!! It just makes me smile and dream :) <3

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tracey
8/27/2010 12:37:39 am

you've posted my favorite michael miller fabric- zelda. :D

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8/27/2010 12:38:52 am

I have to narrow it down to 1 favorite-this is tough! I LOVE "carnival bloom"-sew much fun! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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Melissa
8/27/2010 12:38:54 am

Ruthe's Party and Puppy Parade have to be some of the best and cutest fabric I have EVER seen...Love it!!

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8/27/2010 12:39:03 am

Love Birds of Norway in corduroy! And anything by Patty Young. MM fabrics are my favorite by far, great giveaway!

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daisy4given
8/27/2010 12:41:06 am

So hard to choose a favorite! But in general, i always adore anything by Patty Young. Especially her Mezzanine and Flora & Fauna collections. I have them all over my house in pillows, sewing machine covers, baby clothes, you name it!

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8/27/2010 12:41:25 am

How can anyone pick just one, Michael Miller is a genius and never ceases to amaze me. The retro kid prints are great for children and timeless. I am in love with the new little princess line(perfect for my toddler going on 13;) but I agree you can never go wrong with a dumb dot it's perfect for everything. Clothes, decor, trim you name it! Great contest can't wait to see who wins!

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Sequana
8/27/2010 12:41:58 am

Anything they do by Laura Gunn is tops by me. *S*.....I just love her collections.

The book looks fun too. Thx for the chance to win.

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Jeanne Clarke
8/27/2010 12:44:24 am

Just Love 'Zelda' so classy and cool- quite beautiful. Michael Miller is a genius!

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Morgan
8/27/2010 12:45:38 am

My favorite would have to be Dandy Damask in pretty much any of the colors but I really like it as minky. I also love one of the retro christmas prints but I can't find the name. Love it! Hope I win! :)

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Erin
8/27/2010 12:46:09 am

I'm torn between Honeybees and Filigree Flutter! I love them both. :)

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8/27/2010 12:46:15 am

Great article ;) I LOVE Michael Miller fabrics!! Birds of Norway is my absolute favorite!! The purses I've made for myself in this print ALWAYS get lots of compliments!!

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Kimberly R.
8/27/2010 12:48:51 am

Love the Green Summer Day!
Thanks :)

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8/27/2010 12:49:06 am

Oh my gosh, I LOVE the Michael Miller prints! I have to pick just one favorite?? I've always loved Hedgehog Meadow or the Christmas Spice collection

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Alisha Wilkins
8/27/2010 12:50:21 am

I LOVE Sandi Henderson & her new line Meadow sweet 2 is to die for! Great giveaway!

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Rose C.
8/27/2010 12:50:41 am

I would love to sew with Old Script.

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8/27/2010 12:51:24 am

It is a toss up between Bite Me & Gnomeville. I just started sewing...winning would be dreamy!

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Jess
8/27/2010 12:53:55 am

I LOVE Zelda, from Rouge Et Noir Group and pretty much everything else from that group too!

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Holly
8/27/2010 12:54:49 am

It's a toss up between the travel trailer and vintage trailer. Both super adorable.

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Sarah Faith
8/27/2010 12:55:17 am

I have never wanted to win a giveaway so much!
I love the pretty bird fabrics, can't pick a color...

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8/27/2010 12:55:47 am

I love the Smitten Kittens! I think the sweets collection might be my favorite though! It would depend on what I'm making which one I love the best! I love the filigree flutter also!
Can you order the fabric online though? I didn't find a place to do that.
Thanks,
Missy
missy93073@yahoo.com

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Nadine
8/27/2010 12:55:49 am

Love flowers- more the better so Flower Shower can't be beat!

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Susie
8/27/2010 12:56:38 am

Love MM - just made a darling little pair of trousers for my girl out of the peace range.

Susie

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8/27/2010 12:56:55 am

Oh man...every time I go to the fabric shop and pick something out Michael Miller is inevitably printed on the selvage. I'm drawn to them. My current favorite would have to be Gnomeville. I have two yards of it sitting in my basement that I haven't decided what to do with yet. I have to go down and stare at them every now and then.

randyscousegit@aol.com

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Heather
8/27/2010 12:57:59 am

I can't possibly choose only one, so I will choose what I am using for a project right now. Giraffe Garden in Citron. So adorable!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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Karin
8/27/2010 12:58:26 am

I love so many of them! But I'm a sucker for dinosaurs so I'll say the "Dino Dudes" from the kids collection. Most of what I sew is for my boys and they'd love that too!

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8/27/2010 12:59:26 am

I love, love, love the gnomes collection and gnomesville, how cute!!!!

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8/27/2010 01:00:04 am

I love the Poppy Collection. Great colors and design! Thanks for the giveaway!

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8/27/2010 01:00:58 am

I love the knits. Thank you for the interview and the giveaway.

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Emily
8/27/2010 01:01:46 am

from what I've seen, Smitten Kittens makes me coo more than any other print!

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kima
8/27/2010 01:05:06 am

I love the Dick and Jane fabrics. I have been collecting as much as I can for my future baby!

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Bailee
8/27/2010 01:05:54 am

I ADORE Michael Miller fabrics...My favorite is probably the YIPEE! cowboy fabric, but there are at least a hundred prints of his that I am dying to own. I also love the turquoise poodle fabric! I am looking at his fabrics to decorate the nursery for the little one I have on the way!

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8/27/2010 01:06:42 am

My favorite fabric(s) from Michael Miller have to be all of Patty Young's lines. Love them. Choosing 5 would be hard.

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pedilu
8/27/2010 01:07:00 am

I loooooooove the fabrics of the Hedgehog Group and of the Big E Group!
The hedgehots, lovebirds and hoots are too cute!
Great giveaway!

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Kathy Butler
8/27/2010 01:07:14 am

I love so many but right now I'd love some of the Lil' Plain Jane laminate to make a rain jacket for my little girl and a bag.

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8/27/2010 01:07:51 am

Great interview! I'm loving the flower shower print -- an inspiration to my retro soul!

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8/27/2010 01:07:57 am

I love the Gnomeville prints.
Thank you for sharing this great interview and the awesome giveaway.

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Julie G.
8/27/2010 01:08:23 am

I adore Sandi's Meadowsweet 2...I want to make an entire kitchen collection out of them!

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Shelly
8/27/2010 01:09:27 am

I'm still super in love with the Hedgehog Group. I mean, hedgehogs for fun, and birdies and flowers for a more traditional look? You really can't beat that line.

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Wanda L.
8/27/2010 01:13:50 am

What a great giveaway! I've been looking for just the right fabric for a vintage caftan pattern and I think I found it in the Fun and Funky collection! I love the Messanine and the Rouge Et Noir fabric as well! Oh, I hope I win!

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Emily
8/27/2010 01:13:53 am

For right now, just one of my favorites is Amber Ellie....so retro and fresh!
Interesting that you lived in Guam...my husband was stationed there in the Navy several years ago. :)

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Patty
8/27/2010 01:13:57 am

It's hard to choose since there are so many fun ones! I think I like the weathervanes the best though. I've always loved weathervanes!

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8/27/2010 01:14:12 am

From the antiquity line I love the Ephemeral Antiquity in Plum~
Thanks for the chance!

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Susan Chases
8/27/2010 01:14:15 am

I love the Brady Bunch, made my sister a quilt who never missed a show. she is still in love with greg.

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Rebecca
8/27/2010 01:14:42 am

I love them all it's hard to pick one but I have loved that cupcake print from the first time I saw it. I think it would be super fun for sewing projects for my 2.5 year old twin girls:)

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8/27/2010 01:15:00 am

I love them all. Would love a variety of 5 one-yard pieces.

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8/27/2010 01:15:30 am

there are way to many prints but a few of my fav. are Pillow & Maxfield, Patty Young Paula Prass, Brady Bunch, & Sandi Henderson. All the wonderful things i could create with amazing fabric

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erika stevens
8/27/2010 01:18:29 am

I am a Michael miller fan through and through! I also happen to know Party Young personally and remember when she first got the notion to design her own fabric! I would be blessed to own anything from her flora and fauna collection. The girl oozes talent!

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Jennifer
8/27/2010 01:19:25 am

I love the lil plain jane..and so many others!

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8/27/2010 01:19:42 am

My all time favorite is "Divine Damask". I've sewn several handbags from this line. Although, If I were to win I would pick something from their new line! Thanks for offering the Michael Miller fabric...

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Karen P
8/27/2010 01:19:57 am

I am totally flipped out over the brown Carnival Bloom. It comes in tiny wale corduroy AND laminated cotton. I can't wait to make up a book bag, lunch bag, sandwich bags...... I love fall!!!!!

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8/27/2010 01:20:55 am

I love everything from the Gray Citron and Black collection. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Tricia
8/27/2010 01:21:12 am

I like most Michael Miller Fabric, but my favourites are by Patti Young and Sandi Henderson. Oh, and I love a good Polka Dot too, which there are always lots of.

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Christina Griffith
8/27/2010 01:22:56 am

I love the Aqua "Pretty Bird" fabric... choosing one is SO hard!

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Susan Spiers
8/27/2010 01:23:46 am

All of these fabrics are so pretty! My favorite though is the Multi Filgree Flutter-luv those butterlies & batik look!

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8/27/2010 01:24:57 am

Right now I am LOVING Groovy Guitars in lime...I also love all of the damask prints!
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Kelli
8/27/2010 01:25:15 am

I love the Dick and Jane collection.

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8/27/2010 01:25:55 am

I love all the damask prints especially the candy damask!

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8/27/2010 01:26:14 am

The Poppy collection by Laura Gunn is my favorite. I love those fabrics. I can't get enough of them.

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Theresa Felts
8/27/2010 01:26:26 am

Great interview..I really enjoyed reading it. I love Michael Miller fabrics. I have several yards/prints, but my all time fave is one I don't have. I adore the Pink Large Whimsy Doozie...well, all the pink Whimsy Doozie. I love everything in the Pretty Bird by Pillow and Maxfield Blue Group, and Large Whimsy by Pillow and Maxfield also. Thanks again!

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8/27/2010 01:27:10 am

I love Groovy Guitars!

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8/27/2010 01:31:45 am

What a great giveaway, I love that book!
I love the collections Plain Jane (Grey), Spice, and Girly Girls! So hard to choose!

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Melissa T.
8/27/2010 01:32:28 am

My very favorite is from Patty Young Flora and Fauna - Hive

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8/27/2010 01:33:55 am

I just love so many MM fabrics it's hard to choose a favorite- but if I have to I'll say the Fairy collections :)

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christie
8/27/2010 01:34:21 am

I think my all time favorite is sandy henderson's henna garden prints!

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8/27/2010 01:38:28 am

I absolutely love the Alfabeta Italiano collection....swoon!

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8/27/2010 01:38:32 am

I am loving Chain Flower in blush. I have 2 yards of it sitting and waiting to be a skirt for me. It's my reward skirt for losing 15 lbs...that's how much I love it. :)

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8/27/2010 01:42:04 am

It is almost impossible to pick a favorite but a few of my faves are Dino Dudes and the Haul It fabrics. I love the Brady Bunch collection too. Gorgeous fabrics for sure.

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8/27/2010 01:42:30 am

I love the Dick & Jane fabrics. (oopps ... left my comment on the wrong post before).

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8/27/2010 01:43:43 am

OMG...I love the yellow Gnoming Around. SO CUTE!

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8/27/2010 01:44:15 am

Oh wow, too much goodness to choose! I guess my fav would have to be Multi
Alphabet Panel

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stacie
8/27/2010 01:48:48 am

If I am picking my favorite ever, it would have to be Mod Blooms!! I love, love, love it! I made so many things with it. And I have 1 half yard piece left that I am afraid to use because I love looking at it!!

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Amanda
8/27/2010 01:51:28 am

No thought needed on that! I am loving the ta dots, as well as the blossoms!!! Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!

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8/27/2010 01:52:12 am

I love the Michael Miller Gnomeville panel!

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8/27/2010 01:52:46 am

I SEW want to win this bad boy!
Umm.. how I can Choose? the owls, the gnomes, the hedgies the snowflakes?!?!

Owls.

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Belinda Gelhausen
8/27/2010 01:53:11 am

Totally in LOVE with "If she sews she knows"

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Catherine
8/27/2010 01:53:35 am

Everything is gorgeous and would have a very hard time choosing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sindy Faddis
8/27/2010 01:53:44 am

Okay for today it is nosegay (DC4156 black) but I only am in that mood NOW. Tomorrow I would probably pick a different one. Or even later today I might change my mind. So hard to choose....

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Abby Arthur
8/27/2010 01:59:30 am

I Love Bite Me. I just can't resist retro kitchen designs like that.

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Vicki
8/27/2010 02:01:00 am

I'm with you on the dumb dots!

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8/27/2010 02:03:54 am

I just love the dots fabric! the colors are fantastic. Thank you

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nangy
8/27/2010 02:07:12 am

Oh My.....I can't choose just one!! I love all the designs!My fav for today would have to be flowers and butterflies cause summer is coming to an end and so goes the flowers and butterflies.

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8/27/2010 02:12:28 am

I have been in love with SO many Michael Miller collections. The Laura Gunn sets have had my heart for awhile now. My favorite print is the Dogwood Stripe in Spice - a beautiful floral without being too girly.

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Dana
8/27/2010 02:12:33 am

I love all the fabrics and it's so hard to choose! Give me a yard of each and I will be happy the rest of my life! Seriously though i would pick delilah breeze, old script breeze, delovely damask green tea, splashy rose garden and big poppy aqua. Oh my good all the fabrics are amazing and I would love a book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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Lisa
8/27/2010 02:12:36 am

I can never be sure, but I think Honey Bee might be my favorite. That will probably change in about 5 minutes, though. Too many to love.

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8/27/2010 02:19:18 am

I really love the "dysfunctional family" fabric. It is too cute.

Allison
kappy6@yahoo.com

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8/27/2010 02:23:04 am

What a fun giveaway. I love, love, love Michael Miller fabrics and it's difficult to name just one as my favorite so I'll go with Flower Power pattern C-2560. Oh how I wish MM would bring that one back!

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Laura
8/27/2010 02:23:56 am

I am loving the Lil' Plain Jane fabric! It would be so perfect to make a pillowcase dress for my daughter. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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Nancy B from Many LA
8/27/2010 02:25:45 am

My favorite - any of the retro prints, I really can't choose! LOL!

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Pat Chivers
8/27/2010 02:28:54 am

What a great giveaway!!! Love ALL the fabrics,esp. If she sews, she knows! Love anything retro!!

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8/27/2010 02:35:10 am

I think it is the tangerine Dumb Dot.

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Cindy
8/27/2010 02:35:33 am

I love Night Owl! Really, his stuff is all great! Love it.

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Robin
8/27/2010 02:43:41 am

I love the plain jane fabric-I have used the red/aqua and the yellow/grey for aprons with the dumb dots and they are beautiful.

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8/27/2010 02:46:13 am

I am sooo excited to see this new book!
But seriously how can you choose just one of MM Fabrics?!!!?? I love the retro and vintage prints. Home EC, Retro Yippee, and How to Get a Husband!!There are soooo many more I love!!
Thanks for a FABULOUS Giveaway!!!

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8/27/2010 02:50:22 am

Lil Plain Jane!! It will be perfect for my girls!

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Katrina
8/27/2010 02:52:29 am

Definitely the Graceful Geisha. I just love Asian prints and he does it fabulously! Thanks for the chance to win his fabric. =)

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MindyH
8/27/2010 02:53:58 am

Oh to have to choose....I love Carnival Bloom and ANY other fabric that they design! Thanks for the great give-away!

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Hannah
8/27/2010 02:55:44 am

I really love the butterflies on pink in the Flights of Fancy line : )

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8/27/2010 02:57:37 am

I with everyone else... how in the world can you pick just ONE? They are all so grand... but at heart I am a plain girl so I too like the dumb dot in any color!

Check out some of my things made with M. Miller here! http://www.StacyBayless.etsy.com

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DianeY
8/27/2010 02:59:15 am

My all time favorite was a mermaid design called "Aqua Divas" that's been out of print for several years. When it went OOP, you could find it on ebay for $40/50 a yard! I so wish they would reprint it! I still have about 2/3 yd. & I'm hoarding it! I made my granddaughter a dress from this & apparently all the other pre=school mothers told my daughter that their daughters wanted a mermaid dress like S.'s!

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Bre
8/27/2010 03:02:30 am

My favorite is Paris Ville. Love it!

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Amanda Calloway
8/27/2010 03:02:32 am

Dumb dots it is for me too. I have a love with dots. All things dots. I think my husband is getting sick of all the dots that keep popping up over here. Thanks for the cool giveaway and I can't wait to see your book in person. Amanda C

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MonetMum
8/27/2010 03:04:31 am

I love the Brady Bunch collection (I'm dating myself here). But I also have to make a sewing machine cover with the If She Sews print. Thank you for the giveaway.

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8/27/2010 03:12:30 am

I'm still in love with Ginger Blossom from Sandi Hendersen - I'm so glad I got a piece of each print in that fabric line before it went out of print! I turned all the blue/green pieces into a quilt for my daughter, and it is so beautiful! My favorite print would be bouquet toss in blush.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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8/27/2010 03:14:41 am

I love the meadow sweet 2 line, I would love to combine a few of them into a skirt for my baby girl or an apron or a skirt for me. I love the Garden splashy rose and the speckle henna garden

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8/27/2010 03:16:21 am

I really love the Scandi Chirp print in the knits collection... actually I love all the knits!

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Holly
8/27/2010 03:19:17 am

The Hedgehog Group is too cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

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8/27/2010 03:20:43 am

I am gearing up for Christmas and LOVE the Classic Christmas line, especially Evergreen Holiday Trees! (email is in my profile)

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Jennie
8/27/2010 03:24:26 am

What a great contest. It's hard to pick a favourite on the site, but I do really like 'Dino Dudes'. :)

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shel
8/27/2010 03:25:27 am

I'd love the CX4398_Cream
Piccolo Alfabeto...reminds me of vintage typewriter fonts and I'd love to make curtains for my office out of it along with some great throw pillows.

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8/27/2010 03:26:09 am

I've been obsessed ith gnome fabrics recently, so I'd go with something like Multi Very Berry Gnomes - too cute!

Thank you for such an incredible giveaway - my fingers are crossed!

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8/27/2010 03:26:58 am

Wow - great giveaway! I've been wanting to get your book - add in Michael Miller fabric and I'm in heaven!!
My favorite fabric right now is the Spice group. But my favorite changes all the time. :)
Thanks for the chance to win!

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8/27/2010 03:27:05 am

This would be so hard for me to pick. I love Meadowsweet, Flight of Fancy, and Flora and Fauna. Thank you SO very much for the chance to win. It was lovely to learn more about how Michael Miller came about.

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8/27/2010 03:30:11 am

Can I simply choose all the ruffles from quilt market. I want ruffles everywhere!!! Hope to win!

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shay
8/27/2010 03:30:19 am

I love the 'Honey Bee' collection, but there are some really cool prrints to choose from here.

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Angela Fisk
8/27/2010 03:36:59 am

I love Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2, but the Cotillion is really beautiful too.

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Missy
8/27/2010 03:37:10 am

What an amazing give away! I would be so excited to win!!! It would be so difficult to pick my favorite Michael Miller fabric, as they are all so gorgeous! I just purchased Dinos in brown and Ta Dot in Minnie and cant wait to make the projects I have in mind for them. Flora and Fauna always catches my eye when I see it though!

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8/27/2010 03:40:27 am

I love the petite garden print and hummingbirds and woodcut garden.... I could go on and on and on. :)

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Gabriella
8/27/2010 03:41:35 am

I love everything in the Lagoon collection, but my absolutely favorite in there is the Zoology. I'm working with those fabrics in a quilt for my son right now! LOVE MICHAEL MILLER! I even own a Kalencom diaper bag with one of their fabrics!

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Teresita
8/27/2010 03:44:13 am

Mine is Dumb Dot too.

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8/27/2010 03:45:13 am

My favorite is the Large Whimsy Doozie.

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8/27/2010 03:45:40 am

Thank you for the opportunity to win!
I love ALL the Michael Miller fabrics, but I think my favorite is "If She Sews She Knows" with all the sewing tools. I also love the one with the retro travel trailers, and the snow scenes too. I'm planning to make some sofa pillows soon, and these would be perfect! email: revlindah@tampabay.rr.com

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LynnP
8/27/2010 03:47:54 am

So many, so hard to pick just one...but "How to Choose a Husband" always makes me smile!

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Mimi
8/27/2010 03:52:10 am

Holy smokes!! I can't believe that this giveaway is for a signed copy "Sew Retro" book and 5 yards of Michael Miller fabric - awesome!! Please count me in and I'll keep my fingers crossed.
micheletimms(at)gmail(dot)com

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Christine
8/27/2010 03:53:20 am

Right now, I'm loving Plain Jane in Aqua. Those are the exact colors I'm using to decorate my laundry room.

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Miss Mew
8/27/2010 03:53:39 am

It is really hard to pick from this fabulous line of fabric - love them!! Thank you for such a generous giveaway!!

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8/27/2010 03:54:45 am

Thank you for introducing me to this great line and this great designer! I love the gnome fabrics on the website so much. I also love the "Plain Jane" one you have pictured above. Thanks!

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8/27/2010 04:01:34 am

I do not tire of Dandy Damask (black) but it is hard to pick a favorite as it seems to change with what ever I am working on at the moment! I look forward to checking out their booth at Market this year to see their lovely fabrics.

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Betty
8/27/2010 04:01:47 am

I love all Michael Miller fabrics. My favorite of all time is Santa Barbara--I wish it was still available!

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8/27/2010 04:02:28 am

daisy doodle dandy! drooling over this giveaway...

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8/27/2010 04:07:38 am

My favorites have a way of changing but one thing that won't be changing for a while is my love of Dots - the MM Basic Dots are fabulous go to fabrics!

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8/27/2010 04:09:40 am

I really like the honeybees, but I also love the Princess collection. So many...

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An Van Dessel
8/27/2010 04:09:50 am

My absolute favorite is no doubt the Handyman. I love them alle, but I adore the orange one. Fingers crossed now :-)

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Lizzy
8/27/2010 04:11:59 am

Love the yellow cherry-o!

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joanna
8/27/2010 04:18:44 am

I love the "under construction" prints. It's always nice to see adorable fabrics for the little guys.
Great giveaway!

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8/27/2010 04:25:18 am

Judi,
What a cool book! It must have been so fun to write. I've been collecting aprons for a couple of years and love to see what they're made of and how they're constructed. After looking at all the Michael Miller fabrics, I realized that I must be sending someone in their family through college, because I think I have most of them. My favorite right now, though, is the vintage trailers. I have a half yard that I used some of for a camera strap, but it's super cute and I can think of about a million ways to use it! Thanks for doing this great giveaway.

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8/27/2010 04:26:43 am

I love the Mod Dots.

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Tressa
8/27/2010 04:27:22 am

I really like Pillow and Maxfield's Whimsy. It was a fun interview--thanks for sharing.

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DogpackMOMMA
8/27/2010 04:27:31 am

Thanks for asking - my favorite Michael Miller fabric is from the Southwest collection, Texas Flowers - full of bluebonnets!

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8/27/2010 04:32:27 am

My fav print is the Retro Rocket Rascals - I'm hording this for my future/unborn children!

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8/27/2010 04:33:14 am

Very cool! I love the Delovely Damask (and it comes in knit!), but also can't help but drool over the Honey Bloom (herb in particular).

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8/27/2010 04:36:37 am

i think i have to go with erin stripe, and not just because it's my name....well, maybe not entirely because of that.

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8/27/2010 04:37:21 am

I love the summer soiree collection by Paula Prass, and if I had to pick just one print, I'd choose the chevron in aqua. Gorgeous!

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8/27/2010 04:37:39 am

I have been LOVING Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet 2 Splashy Rose in Garden. I want it to make slipcovers for my dining room chairs. Beautiful fabric!

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Amy
8/27/2010 04:38:46 am

I'd love to win this!

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8/27/2010 04:40:25 am

I'm pretty sure you can't ever go wrong with 100% cotton Black Dandy Damask and the 100% cotton Cameo Esther is just about perfect.

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Whitney C.
8/27/2010 04:43:55 am

How awesome!! I LOVE Lime Groovy Guitar.

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8/27/2010 04:47:20 am

By far ANY of the Sandy Henderson "henna" prints from her Meadowsweet collections, love them all, have bits and pieces of all of the, LOVELY!

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8/27/2010 04:54:38 am

I love Summer Soiree. I would love to have five yards of some of that, it would be hard to pick which ones though!

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marie-andree
8/27/2010 04:56:18 am

There is so much choice... I will go for the Honey and the black & white collection. I feel conservative today!
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8/27/2010 04:57:43 am

I love all the Dumb Dots but today, I am crazy for Alphabet Flower Fairies--Strawberry panel and red garden pin dot.
I'm looking forward to next spring, I guess, but my granddaughter would look so awesome in a pinafore of these together!
Linda

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Leila
8/27/2010 04:58:14 am

So hard to choose. I, of course, love Meadowsweet but I would have to get a yard of Retro Kitchen. M.M. has such great retro designs. And the Antiquity Collection! I hadn't heard of that one before but I would have to get some Quatrefoils too. So many great fabrics!

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Wren
8/27/2010 04:59:48 am

I adore the Bright paisley. I've had a love affair with paisley since the 60's!!!

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8/27/2010 05:04:36 am

I love Emmaline in Teal, reminds me of stained glass windows.

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sally wess
8/27/2010 05:07:18 am

so many choices.... with a quick look , i was drawn to the C2733_Orchid
Boho Blossom

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Nancy H.
8/27/2010 05:09:01 am

Oh my! How does one choose! This is a sewer's dream. Well, I love Zelda, the gnomes, florals, the scenes, Emmaline, Dick & Jane....I love them all!!! Please, pick me!!








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8/27/2010 05:11:51 am

I love the Large Whimsy Doozie in any color:~) I recently used the white on green in a few projects.

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8/27/2010 05:14:21 am

I would love to win some MM. Unfortunately the fabric won't come up for me at this time. Must be a busy site. Thanks for the chance to win.

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8/27/2010 05:19:02 am

I have to go with Patty Young's Gothic Flower in the Leaf pallette from her Mezzanine collection. This print is very geometric yet floral all ot once. The turquoise and green together with the touch of red is such a great color combination. Love it!
Thank you for offering this giveaway and your book looks amazing!

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8/27/2010 05:20:57 am

Michael Miller Ta dots are the best. I love them.

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8/27/2010 05:22:03 am

I still love Spring Dahlia by Sandi Henderson. I just love it; I wish I could upholster my couches with it and wall-paper my rooms out of it. :)

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8/27/2010 05:22:35 am

Just one fabric? From the Citron line, I really like Owl By Myself.

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Lynne
8/27/2010 05:24:18 am

I love MM fabrics! My favorite at the moment is the Bite Me line. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Stacia Daniels
8/27/2010 05:27:31 am

I love the Princess
Fairy Frost Glitz fabric. This looks like it would make a super cute princess dress! I would love to enter this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

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Bethany
8/27/2010 05:27:36 am

So much to choose from. They are all so beautiful. I guess I am more partial to the 60's Flower Shower styles. I Love big bright flowers.

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TONI PESCATORE
8/27/2010 05:30:40 am

I love 'If She Sews She Know' because it's a modern vintage print and I loveeeeee vintage! I'm in my early 20s and my whole family thinks i have an old soul because I'm so into the 50s LOL

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8/27/2010 05:34:40 am

I like the guitar print... among others.

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Colette
8/27/2010 05:35:31 am

I love the Emaline print....but my favorite is: Delovely Damsk.

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8/27/2010 05:41:54 am

I love the whole Plain Jane Aqua collection

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8/27/2010 05:42:18 am

I love the whole groovy guitar line of prints - just love them!

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Juanita
8/27/2010 05:45:26 am

Asking which I prefer is like asking which of my teeth I can do without. I love retro and vintage designs and colors. I went into a fabric shop today and put a certain amount of cash in my pocket and didn't take my purse. That is the only way I can keep from spending too much money. I didn't have any change either...none!

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Crystal Carter
8/27/2010 05:45:30 am

I love the fairy fabrics!

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Jane T in NW Louisiana
8/27/2010 05:48:52 am

I love If She Sews She Knows, but all of her fabric is delicious. Enjoyable interview!!!

jane1 at cp-tel dot net

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8/27/2010 05:51:10 am

Favorite? Mono Bot. I can't get enough. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amanda L.
8/27/2010 05:52:02 am

I like the "Japanese Words" print from the Graceful Geisha collection. All the florals and damasks are also very pretty~

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8/27/2010 05:52:38 am

What a fun give away! I love Michael Miller fabrics. This time I'm interested in the Damask line - Dandy Damask in Black! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for #250!!

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Sondra
8/27/2010 05:54:26 am

There are way too many lovely fabrics to choose just one! However, I am a big sucker for polka dots and I love seeing them in all sorts of color options, so I'm going with Dumb Dots!

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8/27/2010 05:55:54 am

I'd LOVE to win 5 yds of fabric!!! My favorite MM is Summer Soiree by Paula Prass. debgiro at wildblue dot net

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Crystal
8/27/2010 05:56:25 am

Ohhh what a fun giveaway!

Since I'm in the Christmas mood I'd have to say my favorites as of right now (Yes it will change in 5 minutes) are either tiny tree or jingle dangle!

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8/27/2010 06:01:02 am

Wow, that's really hard. I think right now it's between the goldfish from Playdate and the dandelions from Flora & Fauna.

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8/27/2010 06:02:01 am

I've never used Michael Miller fabrics, and honestly, I'm just getting back into sewing after a long hiatus. What brought me back? The imminent arrive of my baby girl!!

After perusing his site, there's just SO MUCH to choose from! I love the bright colors, bold patterns, and the slightly vintage, yet modern, feel to it all. I think I might start with something from the Lil' Princess collection!

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8/27/2010 06:03:00 am

Any of the Sandi Henderson Ginger Blossom prints - just adore them!

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patti midgett
8/27/2010 06:03:06 am

Wow I cant believe this contest.MM has the best fabrics I love them all ,My favorite is the Dandy Damask .Id love to cover a bedroom wall,curtains,pillows etc.Thanks for this contest.

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8/27/2010 06:03:08 am

oooo...I've never seen the Honeybee line before, but I'm loving it!

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Adrienne
8/27/2010 06:04:13 am

I just started sewing for my little girl. I love the plush collection and would love to sew with one of the damask prints.

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8/27/2010 06:09:24 am

I love Damask, so I'd have to pick the Delovely Damask in the Antiquities collection.

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8/27/2010 06:15:12 am

love michael millers damask and anything sandi henderson is hard to pass up...

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8/27/2010 06:15:18 am

I absolutely fell in love with the DC4265_Purple The Magical Panel

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dee hayes
8/27/2010 06:22:32 am

I live anything with fairies and graceful gieshas and funa nd funky ohh yeah and she sews she knows! Do I have to pick just one?

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Lucinda
8/27/2010 06:25:20 am

I love the Dandy Damask fabrics. Actually I love all the Michael Miller fabrics - they are delicious! Sew Retro looks fabulous!!!

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shar r
8/27/2010 06:25:43 am

i absolutely love the black/bright paisley print. thanks for the chance to win in this great give-away.

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8/27/2010 06:26:01 am

fave: black petals
xoxoxo

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Susan Irwin
8/27/2010 06:26:51 am

The flower shower looks super!! What a cute sun-dress!

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Karen CA
8/27/2010 06:27:49 am

Well ... it is a really hard choice as there are so many great fabrics at Michael Miller's, but I am partial to Laura Gunn and Sandi Henderson's lines ... I am definitely going to be on the lookout for this book ... it looks terrific and I love all things retro ... thanks for the great giveaway!

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8/27/2010 06:28:52 am

Wow - what a choice! I'm going to go with sentimentality and choose the print that started my entire quilting journey (I'm pretty new to this lark) "Birdie Swing" in bright blue, pink red and yellow on choco - hmmmm heaven - 5yds of fabric would be better than a summer holiday!

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Christina
8/27/2010 06:36:06 am

These are gorgeous prints. Favorite is little plain jane :)

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8/27/2010 06:36:10 am

I love the Dino Dudes in the kids section. That would be cute for kids anything!

rayedesigns@live.com

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SewHappyJen
8/27/2010 06:36:36 am

My absolute favorite would have to be Dandy Damask in black/white and red/cream/white and the DumbDots. Lordy I love a lot of MM fabric though! And I'd love to play with some of that fabric with your book!

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Melody
8/27/2010 06:36:44 am

There aren't too many MM fabric's I don't covet. If I HAD to pick a favorite, I'd have to say that the Cotillion line catches my eye; so simple and classic!

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8/27/2010 06:37:19 am

I simply love the Ta Dots, the colors are great and there is so many things you can make with great dots.

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8/27/2010 06:38:35 am

i don't really have one favorite, it depends on my mood, lol, but vintage paisley is always wonderful! Thanks for doing this! the book looks fab!

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Jessie
8/27/2010 06:43:43 am

Fun & Funky . . . but, like everyone else said, it's really hard to have just one fav Michael Miller fabric.

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8/27/2010 06:55:48 am

Love your gorgeous fabric. The one that I just have to have above all others though is CX4521_Black
Old Script.

Wow! I can just imagine a billion possibilities.

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Jennifer
8/27/2010 06:56:17 am

I love Mushroom Border in Caribe!

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Jess D.
8/27/2010 06:56:30 am

I love any MM fabric! I think my favorite one right now though is Bird Swing in brown/fuschia. Made several cute things with that print this summer! Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

peanut2princess at gmail dot com

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8/27/2010 07:11:07 am

There are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from. I love Whimsy, particularly in the blues.

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8/27/2010 07:13:53 am

I love Michael Miller Fabrics. My favorite is Patty Young's......hmmm...what is that called?... It's green and looks like it has stained glass circles. It is FAB-U-LOUS!

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8/27/2010 07:18:51 am

what a great interview and giveaway!
and what a tuff question!
it's very difficult to choose but I do love the sprig sakura blossoms!

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Cindy
8/27/2010 07:23:52 am

Pet deer is for sure my favorite!

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8/27/2010 07:25:37 am

What?!? That's a hard question. I'll always love dumb dot too, but my favorite all time is the carnival bloom.

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Cathy
8/27/2010 07:27:44 am

What a great giveaway and I enjoyed reading the interview with Kathy Miller! I think my favorite fabric right now is Peace Group! I am making my daughter a quilt with it!!! Thanks!

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8/27/2010 07:34:07 am

A most awesome giveaway. I checked out your book recently from the public library and was so pleased with it that i decided i need my own copy - really a great book! Kudo. MM is always a perennial fav fabric of mine. I think i'm pretty partial to ta dots instead - they always seem to crop up in everything i make.

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Camille
8/27/2010 07:39:04 am

Can't decide! I like Dandelion by Patty Young, Apple Dot by Sandy Henderson, Who's Hoot, Lovebirds, Emmeline, Eiffel Tower....

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sy
8/27/2010 07:42:26 am

so hard to pick a favorite >.< i guess Lagoon since it's so cute, hoopla dot lagoon is adorable.
songyueyu at gmail

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gina f.
8/27/2010 07:42:51 am

i love all things michael miller but sandi henderson designs my favorite michael miller fabrics and my favorite line of hers was ginger blossom. Thank you!!

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Mandy Fitch
8/27/2010 07:47:47 am

I too, love all things Michael Miller but off the top of my head my all time fav would be 'bite me.'

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Adrienne
8/27/2010 07:48:22 am

I'm in love with Plain Jane! I think that the gray is my favorite.

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Natalie Grange
8/27/2010 07:52:00 am

I love the black and white. I'm itching to make a cathedral quilt in black and white.....Natalie
nattyg@yahoo.com

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sylvia
8/27/2010 07:54:21 am

That Emmaline print is so pretty!

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8/27/2010 07:58:33 am

i pretty much love all michael miller fabrics but my absolute fave is gnomeville!

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8/27/2010 07:58:33 am

My favorite would have to be Dysfunctional Family. Very funny cartoon fabric, I made baby bibs out of it:)

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Deanna Chavez
8/27/2010 08:00:15 am

I LOVE the honey bee fabrics in all colors. They make me happy!

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stacy
8/27/2010 08:02:26 am

Great giveaway! thanks for the chance!! Miller's Dick and Jane line have had me tripping over bolts or fabric just to get little remnants.
And I do so adore his little hedgehog and polka dot prints...who can't incorporate those?!?! :)

thanks again!

stacy
stacymitch@gmail.com

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8/27/2010 08:05:30 am

It's so hard to pick one, but I absolutely love love love their dots, especially Ta Dot and That's it Dot, And especially in Minnie( Red ) Yummmm, I could take bolts and bolts of their dots, in any color☺

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8/27/2010 08:13:25 am

I wouldn't have my little business if it weren't for polkadots so I'd have to say Dumb Dots are my favorite and my necessary staple. I use them in everything I make!

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jenn
8/27/2010 08:16:22 am

I love Hoopla Dot in Lagoon. It's so retro and funky.

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PaulaK
8/27/2010 08:19:28 am

Hard to pick one but I like anything dots so I love Dumb Dots and I like the bright colors in Surf. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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8/27/2010 08:21:01 am

Oh! I love Michael Miller fabrics! thanks for the awesome interview chance to win some fabrics!

My fave is the Lantern Bloom collection from Laura Gunn - like the WHOLE collection.

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Belinda
8/27/2010 08:31:56 am

What a wonderful interview! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. As for favourite MM fabric, this is an impossible choice, but one favourite is Patty Young's second line, Mezzanine.

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8/27/2010 08:35:35 am

I still love all of Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2. So pretty!

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Chris Davis
8/27/2010 08:41:05 am

Patty Young's Flora & Fauna - I love the Hive and Dandelion prints in all the colorways.

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Paige
8/27/2010 08:47:26 am

Great interview, thank you for posting it!

As for my favorite...I'm gonna go with the Fairy Frost basics!! I love anything that sparkles :D

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8/27/2010 08:50:00 am

Well, since I'm a newbie...just getting back into sewing...I don't have an oldie MM ones that I like, because I've just started to "re-collect" new fabrics and MM is my favorite!!
I'll love the Essentials collection and the Lagoon too! Fabulous contest! Thanks for the chance!!
laleighma1@charter.net

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Lindsey R
8/27/2010 08:57:06 am

I love dumb dots too. Classic and they go with everything!

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Eliana Bahri
8/27/2010 08:57:46 am

What an incredible giveaway! I LOVE the Rouge et Noir collection, it's to die for!

Thanks.

~ Eliana ~
fun2knit@gmail.com

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Krystal B.
8/27/2010 08:58:36 am

I really like the Pretty Bird line. But really, how would you choose a favorite? Loved the interview as well.

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Natalie christensen
8/27/2010 09:04:38 am

I started to sew because of the lovely Sandi Henderson Ginger Blossom. Thanks for the beautiful fabrics!

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Susan Fountain
8/27/2010 09:12:29 am

Love the fabric line.....oohhh and what to make is the question!

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DeeAnn S
8/27/2010 09:13:06 am

So many to choose from, it's hard to pick just one. I like Multi Country Quilt from Countryville and Coffee Synthesis from the Southwest collection. Thanks.

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DONNA L
8/27/2010 09:14:14 am

The one I am focusing on at this very moment is the Patty Young cotton interlock knits. Especially the stripes and dots! And C2008_Retro
Transportation belongs in my stash. Thanks for the tantalizing chance!

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8/27/2010 09:17:49 am

I like both the black and red zelda ones...but boy oh boy it's hard to pick my fav! I kinda love them all!

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Anna
8/27/2010 09:21:45 am

I am pretty obsessed with all things with spots on them - but if i cant win the prize can i at least have the figure of the lady on the cover of the book?! what a waist!

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Jaime
8/27/2010 09:29:37 am

I think what ever MM fabric I'm using at the time is usually my favorite (until I choose another one to work with!) So right now it'd have to be Groovy Guitars which I quilting to make a blanket for my cousin's expected son. His dad's a musician and I love the simplicity and retro-ness (I don't think that's a word...) of the design. What a great give away!

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8/27/2010 09:32:42 am

Oh my, I LOVE Michael Miller fabric. Every one of them! So I decided to pick from the selection on this website. My favorite on this page is:
Zelda, from Rouge Et Noir Group.

Thanks so much for this giveaway. Your site rocks!

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MoniCue
8/27/2010 09:33:07 am

My 9 yo is helping me vote: Hedgehog Meadow is THE fave! (Tho Flower Fairies and Brady Bunch are also big hits.) Glad for the intro to your site and these fabrics!

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Melissa
8/27/2010 09:34:50 am

I love the Christmas prints! They are all awesome!

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Pat Snyder
8/27/2010 09:45:36 am

I love Apple Dots in Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market - I'm still undecided on what to sew with it because it's so special! great giveaway!

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8/27/2010 09:54:32 am

I love the new fabric in the Antiquity line, especially Delilah: CM4507-Breeze. I love Michael Miller fabric, and thank you from having this contest.

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8/27/2010 09:55:00 am

Oh my! What a great giveaway! Thanks so much!

I love the flora and fauna line of Patty Young's, specifically the raspberry dandelion and lime humming birds!

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Angela Bartley
8/27/2010 09:55:47 am

My fave is the retro kid print of children riding a roller coaster. I made an outfit for my three year old and I will always treasure it.

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8/27/2010 10:11:39 am

Wow! I would be thrilled beyond words if I won this. I have been drooling over Michael Miller prints every time I go to the fabric store, but can't justify more than 1/4 yard at a time on my budget. Then I checked out the website and there were so many more to drool over. I couldn't pick just one favorite. That would take me a good two hours of debating, deciding, and then backing out on my decision only to repeat the process. Not to mention the book that I want! Holy cow.

Favorite patterns: Teal Emmaline, Olive Who's Hoot, Gold Lovebirds, Blue Bloom, Spring Apple Dot

c[dot]shalyn[at]gmail[dot]com

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kelli
8/27/2010 10:12:22 am

Dumb dot, Meadowsweet, Lil' Plain Jane, need I go on? Oh what would I choose if I had all of Michael Miller to choose from...
What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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Terri Jones
8/27/2010 10:16:57 am

It is really hard to pick just one. But my favorites have always been the Christmas fabrics, especially the Funky Christmas. It brings back childhood memories with the retro look. I love to make and decorate my home with this fabric. Thank you for making the fabric world a little more fun!

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stephanie
8/27/2010 10:22:55 am

I like the brady bunch print!

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8/27/2010 10:22:59 am

I love Tweet Tweet in white.

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8/27/2010 10:25:19 am

love the sewing theme & patty young prints, but any would be great!
marsi@kmdezine.com

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8/27/2010 10:30:26 am

I personally love all of Patty Young's fabric, and Sandi Henderson. Thank you so much!!
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

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Jennifer Probasco
8/27/2010 10:41:22 am

I absolutely love and adore Summer Soiree!Paula Prass has beautiful prints, always.

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Denise Frederick
8/27/2010 10:48:12 am

Love them all.My favorite would be puppy parade. Thanks

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Heather W.
8/27/2010 10:50:58 am

I love all the Michael Miller lines but I think Plain Jane and the ta dots are at the top :)

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Laurie
8/27/2010 10:53:34 am

I love ta dots, meadowsweet, groovy and many, many more it would be hard to narrow it down. Thanks for the chance to win.

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8/27/2010 10:54:44 am

favorite print ever? that's hard! I'd have to say Apple Dot in Spring. Really anything by Sandi Henderson!

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8/27/2010 10:56:13 am

I really love Turquoise Climbing Lantern Pods from Laura Gunn's Lantern Bloom.

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Stephanie H
8/27/2010 11:01:55 am

I love Michael Miller fabrics! At least I love looking at them :) and would love to finally own some!! One of my favorites would have to be the Lime Groovy Guitar, too cute!

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8/27/2010 11:11:28 am

I loooove Edgie Vegies. I'm hoping that will be the missing key to getting my kids to eat their vegetables! Thanks for the comp - kat@davd.com.au xx

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celtic momma
8/27/2010 11:13:53 am

I love so many but right now would have to say the Robots.

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Rebecca
8/27/2010 11:20:22 am

Aqua - dancing flowers or Lagoon-surf (I think- as if I could ever choose!)

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8/27/2010 11:21:06 am

What a wonderful company, i use their fabrics all the time. right now i have a stash of patty young knits for leggings and jackets, and lots of Ta Dots for everything under the sun! Thank you MM

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Kara S.
8/27/2010 11:22:17 am

Hmmm...I love them all, but if I had to pick a collection it would be Hedgehogs. So cute!

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Anita
8/27/2010 11:26:47 am

I love the antiquity line! What a great give away, thank you!

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8/27/2010 11:32:31 am

I love Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom collection. Breeze Lei is my favorite.

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Brittany
8/27/2010 11:36:31 am

I love the Gray Citron and Black collection!

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joy!
8/27/2010 11:39:37 am

What a generous giveaway! I love the antiquity collection!!

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Jamie
8/27/2010 11:42:51 am

I love all the new Michael Miller knits, and am eager to get my hands on some since I just got my new serger! Thanks for the giveaway!

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rachal
8/27/2010 11:43:39 am

wow great giveaway

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rachal
8/27/2010 11:45:09 am

forgeot to mentioon i love flora and fauna especially the bees!

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Patti
8/27/2010 11:52:32 am

I like way too many.....but seem to be always buying the "dumb dot" collection...it goes with everything.

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8/27/2010 12:06:22 pm

Great giveaway - thanks! My favorite is Bird Swing.

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8/27/2010 12:07:27 pm

My fav MM are the TaDots. Any of them. I think I especially like the Sunny though.

Oh and if I win I want the Raspberry Henna Garden from Sandi H.

Hugs,
Gina

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8/27/2010 12:07:58 pm

I love Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden in all colors! It is such a versatile print. I plan to use it (in the teal) to cover my kitchen walls using Kathy Miller's own starch-paste recipe.

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Rachel
8/27/2010 12:09:18 pm

This is so exciting. I love everything Patty Young, especially her play date line.

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Leslie
8/27/2010 12:09:33 pm

Hard to choose! I love Splashy Rose... but it is definitely not the only one! Thanks for the generous giveaway.

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Angie H.
8/27/2010 12:14:38 pm

I love Sandi Hendersens lines and who doesn't like Gnomville! Really there are so many wonderful fabrics to choose from!

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Marie Woodman
8/27/2010 12:16:25 pm

I love so many of the MM fabrics it is hard to pick just one. I think I'll go with the Dick and Jane line--I taught first grade for many years before retiring!

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Kari Peterson
8/27/2010 12:21:12 pm

I love meadow sweet by sandi henderson. What a great give away!!

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Anna Dowdy
8/27/2010 12:23:05 pm

It is so hard to pick just one but I really like Alphabet Flower Fairies but like so many.

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Ginger
8/27/2010 12:25:26 pm

Choosing a favorite MM print is hard. I love them all! I guess I would have to choose the Eiffel Tower print.
I can't wait to read your book.

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myclaybliss
8/27/2010 12:27:46 pm

I love the pretty bird in moss - all the fabrics are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jennifer J. S.
8/27/2010 12:32:34 pm

MM is such an awesome company! Although my family will soon become the 'Brady Bunch' (I'm pregnant w/baby #6 & I'll have 3 girls & 3 boys - ages 0-9yrs) and I like the 'Brady Bunch' line, I have to say Meadow Sweet 2 is my top pick! When do I find time to sew? you ask??? Late at night, or Saturday mornings, or during the summer with my kids! We have a blast in our craft room!

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Amy Lynn
8/27/2010 12:33:49 pm

I have to say, one fabric I could never get enough of is the Big E, Amber Ellie. I cannot wait to see your new book when it comes out!

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8/27/2010 12:36:48 pm

I love the Lil’ Plain Jane, from Plain Jane Aqua collection - Red and Aqua - my new favorites - always loved red but adding aqua makes everything pop!

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8/27/2010 12:36:50 pm

Wow...what a great giveaway!!! I would love to try out the new MM knits!!!

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8/27/2010 12:38:14 pm

If I have choose, I'll say filigree flutter.

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Melissa
8/27/2010 12:45:38 pm

if I absolutely had to choose, I'd say feeling groovy is my favourite. Thanks for the chance!

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8/27/2010 12:48:12 pm

I like the Eiffel Tower prints

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Robyn Madison
8/27/2010 12:49:42 pm

Plain Jane Fuschia is my fave - it's almost exactly like a favorite maxi-skirt I sewed in the late 60's!

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April
8/27/2010 12:52:56 pm

What an amazing giveaway! The book looks great. I love Carnival Bloom :)

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Kate
8/27/2010 12:55:36 pm

Aw man... a favorite... That's so hard! I love any with the animals - monkeys, birds, hedgehogs! They're all so cute!

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8/27/2010 12:59:42 pm

Love, love, love the new Cotillion line! I'm also a nut for Meadowsweet II and Patty Young's Playdate. Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

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Camelia
8/27/2010 01:00:39 pm

I must say Orchid Feeling Groovy and pretty much all the other ones. Love MM fabrics!

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Barbara Godfrey
8/27/2010 01:06:52 pm

There is no way to pick just one favorite fabric. I've loved MM Fabrics because of their fabulous retro designs!

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8/27/2010 01:11:14 pm

I love the aqua Eiffel towers from years back. It reminds me of a dress my mother made for me when I was a little girl!

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Leslie
8/27/2010 01:14:02 pm

Thanks for the great interview. Love that Meadowsweet!

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8/27/2010 01:19:49 pm

Great interview! I couldn't possibly pick one fav. MM fabric - but I do love meadowsweet and plain jane...oh and lantern bloom...

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Tania
8/27/2010 01:22:54 pm

I would have to say that nothing has captured as much as Meadowsweet. I could have 10 yds of it all:) I love retro! Can't wait to read it.

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8/27/2010 01:30:00 pm

My all time favorite is Grass Menagerie in blue.

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8/27/2010 01:43:12 pm

Only one?? That is just as impossible as impossible can get. However, the first ones that come to mind are the dots and the Yule Tree fabric with/green background from a few years back. Then of course Farmer's Market.

See...no way to only mention one.

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8/27/2010 01:51:16 pm

I never met a fabric I didn't love but I would have to go with Plain Jane. I love the red and aqua together.

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Cherie
8/27/2010 01:52:40 pm

ANYTHING Sandi Henderson :)

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Laura W
8/27/2010 01:59:29 pm

My favorite print so far is "Hula Hut" with the hula dancers, but I absolutely love all of their "Ta Dot" collection, and Andalucia by Patty Young.

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April O.
8/27/2010 02:03:43 pm

I so love Patty Young's Teal Goldfish fabric from her Playdate line. So beautiful and unique.

Wow, thank you for the opportunity!

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Melanie
8/27/2010 02:07:10 pm

I love earth mod blooms, that is my all time MM favorite.
Can't wait to check out your new book. My family is always interested in what's on my sewing table, and what the latest fabric in my stash is.

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April
8/27/2010 02:15:13 pm

I myself LOVE the Christmas prints but because there are too many to name I will have to go with Holiday Gals and Esmeralda. Makes mwe smile just thinking about it :)))

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Gale Bizzell
8/27/2010 02:15:29 pm

With a grandson on the way, I am loving the Under Construction line.

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Karen
8/27/2010 02:17:38 pm

The first Michael Miller print I ever saw and have loved ever since is Retro Rocket Rascals. Such fun!

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Susan
8/27/2010 02:19:40 pm

Hafa adai! My family and I lived on Guam in the late 90's. Loved it! My absolute favorite fabric is Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom Water Lily in meadow.

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Linda
8/27/2010 02:29:43 pm

Wow - what a fabulous offer. I love the Meadowsweet 2 collection.

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Mollye
8/27/2010 02:33:06 pm

I'll have to go with carnival bloom, but their are really too many to choose. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize!

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8/27/2010 02:34:53 pm

I love Ta Dots, and the Plain Jane prints, but it would be hard to decide. Of course, I'd like the chance to have to make that decision.

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8/27/2010 02:38:00 pm

I am in LOVE with Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet line. My personal favorites are a tie: persimmon splashy rose and persimmon henna garden.

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8/27/2010 02:40:07 pm

I love Meadowsweet and Meadowsweet 2. I'm in love with the colors, they make me feel happy.

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Leslie Schmidt
8/27/2010 02:44:41 pm

I know I can't choose just one! I love the retro kitchen (maybe because I remember all those things!) and all the Ta-Dots and the Transportation line.

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8/27/2010 02:47:19 pm

I love the retro look of Michael Miller Fabrics. My favorite of all time would have to be Lil' Cowpokes. If I ever have a little boy his room will be done in this print. I have a pillow and a bag made out of it for myself. I bought the fabric to make a quilt but only time will tell if the quilt is for me or a little cowpoke of my own.

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Jan Richards
8/27/2010 02:47:25 pm

My current favorite is raspberry Henna Garden from Meadowsweet 2. Thanks for a chance to win fabric and this fun new book.

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Maeve
8/27/2010 02:48:47 pm

Oh my gosh, so many choices!!! I just love MM fabrics, I always look at them in particular when searching for something new. I would like some of the Meadowsweet 2, don't have that one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Janet Pierce
8/27/2010 03:04:28 pm

I love most of their fabric as they carry so many beautiful choices, however, I do believe that I have fallen in love with the Poppy collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

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8/27/2010 03:08:25 pm

What an awesome giveaway!!!! It's so hard to choos, but I would love something from Pretty Bird by Pillow & Maxfield. Spice is my fav!

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Cindy Farmer
8/27/2010 03:13:27 pm

I love whimsy by Pillow & Maxfield!!

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jackie
8/27/2010 03:22:46 pm

i love Lil plain jane, i have a bag pattern that is just calling for that fabric

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Tania Paredez
8/27/2010 03:34:02 pm

I love the playdate line for my girls and my favorite is the Party time, its so cute and fun, just like little girls should be. What a great give away, thanks for the chance to enter!
-Tani
tanilovelol@gmail.com

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Carrie Alexander
8/27/2010 03:48:37 pm

As the mother of one car/truck/train/vehicle addicted little three year old, I LOVE the Haul It and Rat Race prints! I can just see his new bedspread and curtains coming to life as I type...

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Sheri Waddell
8/27/2010 03:51:34 pm

There are so MANY to love!!! I cannot pick a favorite - unless it was for a particular project. I looked at EVERY swatch of fabric! The groups I like best are Countryville, Classic Landscapes, Best of Mark Hordyszynski, Hedgehog, Classic Christmas, Primavera, Summer Day, and Messy Hands. The specific prints I like best are the Fairy Frosts, Large Florals, Guitar Shop, Marble (Sienna and Parchment)and Clipdot White. If I had unlimited funds - I could have a lot of fun at that site! But, I would need an entire room to store it all - LOL!!

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8/27/2010 04:02:16 pm

Plain Jane is one of my favorites. Thank you! luscofamily @ ortelco.net

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Debbie Sinclair
8/27/2010 04:10:45 pm

I am completely obsessed with the new Antiquity line!!! My all time favorite print though, would have to be Dandy Damask. It continues to be a classic design.

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8/27/2010 04:19:46 pm

i was first introduced to michael miller fabrics through a baby gift i bought on etsy with the groovy guitars fabric. so that will always be my favorite!

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Charlene
8/27/2010 04:22:12 pm

Oh! How can you pick just one Michael Miller fabric? My favorite quilt is made from their fabric, and in looking on the website, I fell in love with the Girly Girl line.

Great giveaway, thanks for offering it!

Found you via craft gossip. Love your site!!!

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Devorah Koronczyk
8/27/2010 05:12:11 pm

It's so hard to pick, I love the dumb dots too! But i think my fave is Multi
Scandi Chirp , or maybe blazk zelda... I love MMF!

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Katie
8/27/2010 05:22:12 pm

my absolute favourite MM fabric would have to be Scandi Chirp, its so bright and happy. i found your wonderful blog via craft gossip, keep up the good work

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Dana English
8/27/2010 05:31:08 pm

My favorite is MM Hummingbird- Turquoise Blue Flora and Fauna. It's especially pretty with MM Blossoms in red, or one of his beautiful dumb dots!! OOH... this is too hard! I love it all!

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Becki Heyl
8/27/2010 05:57:18 pm

Floral Charm is beautiful but I'm loving all the new stuff coming out, I love fabric and making amazing new things from all the inspiring fabrics from this. I would love to win this giveaway, what a great chance, good luck to us all and I hope that whom ever is the winner will be blessed and use the fabric to make great things. Yay beckiheyl@mindless.com is my email

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Marcia W.
8/27/2010 06:01:37 pm

My current new favorite collection from MM is Meadowsweet 2 by Sandi Henderson. I also like the first Meadowsweet. However, my standby favorite is the MM Dumb Dots (any color) and some of the stripes that go with the dots. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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8/27/2010 07:23:52 pm

oh my! i simply love DG0605_Nite Star Magic! it would be truly unbelievable if the fabric truly glows in the dark!!!

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8/27/2010 08:22:11 pm

thanks for the intervew
i also always wonderd who is micheal miller? but now i understand
i love alot of prints- funky christmas, lil princess, plane jane and many more
thanks!

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Willow
8/27/2010 08:28:58 pm

I love "groovy guitars"-I made a bunch of things for my one year old son using that fabric when he was born. I love the color combos-perfect for a modern nursery.

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Michele Ledbetter
8/27/2010 09:06:07 pm

I love, love, love Flower Shower because it is my hottest selling item in my line of custom-made boutique girls cloting. I make ruffle bottom pants with it and a coordinating fabric and the mommas and their daughters are going crazy for it!

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Liz
8/27/2010 09:06:22 pm


Hedgehog Meadow! Could anything be cuter?
Thanks for the wonderful give away!

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Gail K. Whitis
8/27/2010 09:18:18 pm

What an amazing giveaway! And a difficult decision as I love so many of the fabrics by Michael Miller, like Fun and Funky, Funky Christmas (do we see a trend here?) Farmer's Market, Flora and Fauna, Plain Jane, Groovy Guitars and of course the Dumb Dot.
I'll pick Flora and Fauna as my favorite, thanks!

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Rosemary
8/27/2010 09:56:27 pm

What a great giveaway! I love the ta dots, but I also really liked a retro Glamour Girls (Gals?). I have some pieces of it in black and just love it!

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Racheal M
8/27/2010 09:56:58 pm

I've just spent over an hour going through the samples, there where so many to choose from, but I like the alphabet fairies (I a have a little girl). I'd like to take up quilting this would give me a great start.

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Kas
8/27/2010 09:57:12 pm

Spice Play Dot! Although it's hard to go past the little deers.... or brown zoology!

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8/27/2010 09:57:21 pm

My favorite MM fabric has always been Dumb Dots in red/white because they remind me of Minnie!

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tonya phelps
8/27/2010 10:00:25 pm

I have been completely obsessed with Sandi Hendersons lines I love ALL of her fabrics! I could never pick just one!

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8/27/2010 10:00:42 pm

My fave is Lil' Cowpokes, definitely. My son has some shorts made from this, and I love them dearly.

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Katie
8/27/2010 10:24:55 pm

I love Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden. I use it here and there in so many things.

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8/27/2010 10:33:00 pm

OOOOHHHH! What an awesome giveaway! I adore Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden in any color...but I also love the Multi Blocks Italiano!!! So adorable!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
mwingstedt@hotmail.com

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8/27/2010 10:42:58 pm

I love all the Brady Bunch fabrics. Alice is my absolute favorite!

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Sally
8/27/2010 10:56:09 pm

Multi Silly Circles - great for unisex kids projects!

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8/27/2010 10:56:11 pm

I love actually anything that Michael Miller Fabrics creates! SO choosing would be SO exciting! The book sounds amazing!

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8/27/2010 10:58:51 pm

I love the carnival bloom fabrics best.
What a great giveaway! Thanks.

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Cindy
8/27/2010 11:00:29 pm

LOVE the Playdate collection!

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Toril
8/27/2010 11:11:14 pm

I love the Black and White

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Melanie K.
8/27/2010 11:13:01 pm

Mod Dots? Maybe ... so many wonderful ones to choose from! Yikes!

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8/27/2010 11:29:53 pm

I love the poppy line by laura gunn!

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Alisa
8/27/2010 11:31:34 pm

Oh my! How can anyone pick just one?...I think it depends on my mood. I always do reeeaally love Meadowsweet, what's not to love right?!

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Nicole Burris
8/27/2010 11:44:51 pm

I love flower shower! For some reason it always draws me in.

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Diana
8/27/2010 11:45:55 pm

I adore Bite Me! It looks a little Japanese and has such a cool palette. Not to mention the best fabric name ever.

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8/27/2010 11:47:48 pm

Picking a favorite fabric is akin to picking a favorite child. I love many fabrics for many unique reasons.

With two boys, I love the Groovy Guitars and the many coordiates in lagoon and the mustard. I will continue however to plead for more fabric lines for tween and teen boys that are not themed (sports, guitars, etc)----geometric prints in fun but not feminine color schemes.

One clear favorite? No way. I'm an equal opportunity fabric lover.

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8/27/2010 11:52:14 pm

SUPER giveaway!!! ...and now I'm going to have to get my hands on a copy of that book. I don't know how I could possibly narrow down a single favorite Michael Miller print...top of the list, though, would include Lolli dot in Play (it just reminds me of being a small child at my grandma's house), any of the aqua/red prints in the Plain Jane group, and any of the Ta Dots.

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8/27/2010 11:59:07 pm

well it would be a great birthday gift if i did win this giveaway! i adore michael miller fabric! some great new collections coming out too, i am so excited! I love prints that are fun and juvenile. I am so attracted to Haul It! I love brown and blue and the whole mess o trucks is just so mesmerizing.

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8/28/2010 12:06:37 am

Oh my, it's so hard to pick just one fabric because I love so many Michael Miller prints. But, if I had to choose, I'd say that I'm loving Sandi Henderson's new Meadowsweet 2, and my favorite is Splashy Rose in Garden. Swoon!

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Leslie
8/28/2010 12:09:54 am

Wow, what a great giveaway! I just finished making my friend a Flower Fairy quilt so that WAS my favorite...just saw a dozen more favorites though :)

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8/28/2010 12:09:56 am

My favorite is the Antiquity Collection in Breeze...especially the script in brown...just lovely ;) Great, great giveaway...thanks so much!

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8/28/2010 12:34:08 am

OOh, cute fabric! I'd love to win it, and the book!

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8/28/2010 12:57:12 am

I love Sandi Henderson's Henna Garden print in every color, but especially in orange...

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8/28/2010 12:58:52 am

I like the zesty zinnia and dandy damask. I love the way black and white look together! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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Katie Holt
8/28/2010 01:01:11 am

I just love the daisy dreams!! The whole fun and funky collection is cute!

Katiehlt@hotmail.com

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Tina
8/28/2010 01:07:49 am

I love the Antiquity Collection.

Tina

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Shiela
8/28/2010 01:17:25 am

I would have to say the Adalucia line. It was the first time I became aware of Michale Miller. I had so much fun making a blouse for me and 5 matching but different dresses for my granddaughters.

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candy mak
8/28/2010 01:42:55 am

I love the Meadowsweet line by Sandi Henderson. I did have a hard time choosing though. They are all fabulous.

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Jennifer Dale
8/28/2010 01:52:51 am

Wow that's hard - but probably Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet! So many awesome fabrics to choose from though!

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RebeccaL
8/28/2010 01:55:21 am

Oh, heavens, what a GREAT giveaway, and an impossible choice to pick only one favorite! At the [i]moment[/i] I think I'd pick an assortment from the Kids at Play collection. I have lots of little people in my life, and it would be fun to make some projects for them!

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Amy Clary
8/28/2010 02:02:51 am

What a wonderful giveaway!! Thank you! I love the Plain Jane collection and am just now falling in love with the new knits too.

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Emily Simmons
8/28/2010 02:02:56 am

Oh I am in love with Lil Plain Jane, and the Quarter Dot as an accent. Reminds me of Kelly's Kids clothes. Bright and fun!!!

Thanks for the chance. Awesome giveaway!

Emily
1prince1princess@comcast.net

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Dawn
8/28/2010 02:12:01 am

I think Mud surf is my fave, followed by orchid Kaylee for the cute effect. I also love the lantern bloom series by Laura Gunn.

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8/28/2010 02:16:59 am

Thank you for offering the lovely giveaway! Golly it is so HARD to pick just one favorite print. Sandy Henderson's Henna Garden, Patty Young's Hummingbird in Turquoise and Paula Prass's Modern Flora. Al so pretty! And I seem to own a lot of your dots....could be a silent vote of favorite perhaps??? Not good at picking just one but those are my top three!

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Tiffany Sherman
8/28/2010 02:19:03 am

I LOVE the Venice collection!! I'm a hopeles fabric junkie!

tdscrap at gmail dot com

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Bonney
8/28/2010 02:20:16 am

I love Gnomeville and Alfabeto Italiano; they are so much fun. This book looks like a lot of fun too!

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Malka
8/28/2010 02:25:56 am

I just bought a house and I am designing my guest room completely around the "Black Divine Damask" pattern. I can't wait to get in there and get started!

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Mindie W
8/28/2010 02:36:49 am

My daughter loves the "Sweet Flower Fairy" fabric. She has some of these images in a book and loves the imaginative pictures!

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8/28/2010 02:44:16 am

Modern Flora is a favorite of mine now, but my favorite changes everyday I look at their site! I want it all!

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Laura K
8/28/2010 03:03:22 am

I absolutely love Dahlia in the turquoise colorway by Sandi Henderson. My kids have several things that I made with it when I found some it after they had quit printing it. I was so excited and so were they. But their new fabrics are all really great too!

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8/28/2010 03:35:26 am

Auqua Plain Jane is a constant favorite! But that Emmaline seems really fun!

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8/28/2010 03:36:03 am

Right now my favorite is Laura Gunn's Climbing Lantern Pods. I have and love the green version and have been trying to get my hands on the turquoise...
Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!!

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Anna Walker
8/28/2010 03:38:21 am

http://michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Popup1_SwatchT.cfm?Popup=7&&Gnam=The%20Big%20E%20Group

http://michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Popup1_SwatchT.cfm?Popup=2&Gnam=Christmas%20Spice

http://www.michaelmillerfabrics.com/MMF/Popup1_SwatchT.cfm?Popup=2&&Gnam=Large%20Whimsy

these are my favs!

Anna
anna.pamprdchef@gmail.com

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kate C.
8/28/2010 03:38:55 am

I love the flower shower one! But it would be too difficult to choose! :)

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8/28/2010 03:53:31 am

I don't know what the name of my favourite MM print is so I will describe it for you. It's retro paper dolls with their clothes. It is the sweetest fabric I have in my collection and it's from MM!

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Shauni
8/28/2010 04:07:20 am

Not sure of the exact name, but I loved the Black Gray and Citron line. Still have fabric to make a skirt with the Gray Divine Damask.

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Jody
8/28/2010 04:48:15 am

I just love the Plain Jain collection. I think it would make beautiful dresses for my 1 year old niece. I did buy several Michael Miller prints for an OSU quilt I'm doing for a Christmas present (red, gray & black).

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8/28/2010 04:55:49 am

TODAY my favorite Michael Miller fabric is the new Delovely Damask Knit! So many gorgeous creative fabrics from this company, I have a new favorite every day!

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8/28/2010 05:02:05 am

I am in love with the Ta Dot in all the colors! So much fun and the dot and background colors work so well together.

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alissa allen
8/28/2010 05:03:47 am

I love the dick and jane fabric. I could make cute dresses for my girls out of that.

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8/28/2010 05:13:37 am

Brown Pet Deer, still makes me smile; ALOT!

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Summer
8/28/2010 05:26:51 am

I love pretty bird, but there are so many great choices. :)

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Maura O'Neill
8/28/2010 05:44:30 am

I think pretty much everything from the Flora and Fauna collection are my favorites. I love the bees and the dandelions especially!

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heidi
8/28/2010 06:31:06 am

critter camp, dumb dot in citron and all the meadowsweet 2 fabrics, but especially robins egg daisy path! what a fabulous giveaway!

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Lisa
8/28/2010 06:42:19 am

Well, I rarely just buy (without a use in mind) a piece of fabric, so when The Laura Gunn Poppy in gray made me stop, inspect, and then request a cut for no particular reason other than it's loveliness, I knew it was a fabulous piece of fabric. Honestly, I just love looking at it.

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8/28/2010 06:44:07 am

LOVE michael miller christmas fabrics and ta dots - LOVE!!!! great interview and giveaway! :)

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Hilary
8/28/2010 06:47:54 am

At this moment I like the apple dot and the pretty bird, but it's hard to choose! I might pick pretty bird if I was forced...

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8/28/2010 06:49:49 am

I would have to say that "Pretty Bird" by Pillow and Maxfield is my favorite right now. I love all their collections, but for me they are the flavor of the month... keeping my fingers crossed for number 482! Great giveaway!

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Kristin
8/28/2010 07:10:36 am

mmmmm... I love the 3D Zoo fabric. I'm using the blue one for my son's nursery and I love how it turned out!

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SabineC
8/28/2010 07:18:00 am

Wow!
What a give-away indeed!

But first of all: I am definitely going to look into this book - I hadn't heard about it before, but now my curiosity is tickled: featuring both a history on sewing as well as vintage/retro pattern ideas? That's definitely up my alley!

About Michael Miller fabrics... What a difficult choice! Much of Sandi Henderson's and Patty Young's collections can really make me go all "Ooooh...!", but the longest "Ooooooooh" goes to the Morning Flower Fairies. I purchased some fabric of it a while ago, I have no idea what I am going to make with it, ig anything, because it's just so beautiful to look at it as it is... Plus, it brings back memories, as my late grandmother used to collect Lower Fairy postcards, she loved those fragile, almost shy drawings. They are very special.

Thank you for this chance to win - and now I am going to find out more about the Sew Retro book :-)

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Sarah
8/28/2010 08:08:07 am

I just can't decide if I like "If she knows, she sews" or "trailer travel" better. Michael Miller always has the perfect fabric for my hobbies. I'd love to win some.

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8/28/2010 08:12:01 am

Love them all, but Watermelon Berry Blast is cool! thanks for the chance!

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L. Ann Ramsen
8/28/2010 08:15:12 am

My fav is CZ3095_Black
Dandy Damask. This would look fantastic in my new black and white bedroom.

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Mimi
8/28/2010 08:24:49 am

I love all of Michael Miller's fabrics so it's very hard to choose, but I think at this moment, my favorite is the Pretty Bird Spice Collection. This is what I have already bought to make my granddaughter's Thanksgiving outfit. I can't wait to get it sewn!

Thank you so much for the interview. It is so nice to know about the designers of the beautiful fabrics we love.

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Joyce
8/28/2010 08:27:52 am

My current favorite is Bot Camp

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8/28/2010 08:31:37 am

Well, there are many Michael Miller fabrics I like, but when I saw Ginger Blossom by Sandi Henderson I loved it from the start...love that "hokey yellow green" she uses! Thanks! ~~Sheri

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8/28/2010 08:35:59 am

I think for the moment it's Poppy because I can get it at my local fabric store, but there are so many I like!!

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Regina
8/28/2010 09:03:18 am

Wow. That's a hard question. I'd have to say Transportation because of the memories with it. When my son was little the shade cover to his stroller was pretty useless. So I used transportation to make a removable shade/curtain that could cover him all the way (when sleeping) or just halfway (to block the sun). Now when I see the fabric I always think of the walks we used to take.

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8/28/2010 09:16:03 am

Love, love, love Michael Miller fabric. It is difficult to pick my very favorite, but I really love the boy prints (transportation).

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Debbie Bennett
8/28/2010 09:20:00 am

Poppy by Laura Gunn... so cute

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8/28/2010 09:39:42 am

I have to say that I love Sandi Henderson's designs. Henna Garden prints are a favorite, but I already have one yard of each of these!!! Maybe I could win some more of her prints!!

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Nichole
8/28/2010 09:53:08 am

Hard to choose one, but I'd have to go with the Sandi Henderson Ginger Blossoms line and the print Water Lillies.

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Cassandra
8/28/2010 10:01:19 am

I absolutely love the flower ferry printes, ALL of them!

Thank you for the chance to win.

coeyncass at hotmail dot com.

Thanks again!

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Amy
8/28/2010 10:17:25 am

Sandi's Henna Garden print in any color! Or Flower Shower in the Clementine colorway. It is a close tie!

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8/28/2010 10:19:33 am

I have a hard time deciding, I love so many of them!!! I've always loved the Dick & Jane prints, but the "If She Sews She Knows" print is just way cute:)

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8/28/2010 10:36:29 am

I love, love, love Michael Miller's retro prints... If I had to pick just one it would be Holiday Skaters.

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8/28/2010 10:59:28 am

Seems kind of boring, but since I use Dumb Dot, a lot, I think that's my fave.

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8/28/2010 11:05:46 am

What a great interview!
I happily just received my first shipment from Michael Miller fabrics, so it seems IMPOSSIBLE to pick a favorite...but amongst my favorites is:
Vintage Paisley in limeade!

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Marci
8/28/2010 11:10:16 am

Love Meadow Sweet, the whole line is adorable.

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8/28/2010 11:16:58 am

Well, it was a toss-up between Retro Rockets and 'Lil Cowpokes...but since my three boys all have quilts with 'Lil Cowpokes fabric in them, that one will always be a favorite with me!

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Donna
8/28/2010 11:25:13 am

My current favorite Michael Miller fabrics are the entire Pretty Bird in Aqua line. I am redecorating a 1985 motor home with that line. I am having such fun but I'm not sure how excited my husband is with the fabric choices. It is certainly girly!

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8/28/2010 11:31:15 am

I agree, those Basic Dots are useful in nearly every project! Although, I keep looking for an opportunity to use some 2D zoo fabrics, I'm glad to see they have come out with a 2D Christmas!

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Joy
8/28/2010 11:36:48 am

Michael Miller has so many wonderful fabrics it's hard to pick just one. I'd probably have to go with Dick and Jane...so classic!

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Kelly
8/28/2010 11:44:07 am

There are so many fun fabrics to choose from, but I would have to say that I think Farmers Market Henna Garden by Sandi Henderson is my favorite.

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Laura
8/28/2010 11:55:26 am

Oh, I have always loved all the Sandi Henderson. I just saw the Raspberry Surf from the Surf collection tonight and adore it as well.
What a fabulous giveaway for a lucky winner. Thanks!

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Aimee
8/28/2010 12:09:49 pm

I love all of the Sandi Henderson Medowsweet fabrics - but love the Henna Garden prints the best!! What a great giveaway!!

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Jennifer
8/28/2010 12:15:47 pm

Oh, it's so hard to choose just ONE! I really do love the Hedgehog Heaven in Aqua, though. And the entire collections of Fun & Funky and Messy Hands. I'd love to win this giveaway--thanks for the chance! :)

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8/28/2010 12:18:26 pm

How delicious! So many beautiful fabrics.

My fave is CX4521_Breeze
Old Script from the Antiquity Collection.

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8/28/2010 01:05:56 pm

What a great giveaway! My favorite fabric is the Carnival Bloom. I just love it!

Hope I win!

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Nancy Johnston
8/28/2010 01:09:52 pm

It's Emmaline all the way for me.
Love, love, love Michael Miller designs!
Thank you for the chance at fun new fabrics!

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Jennifer Scheidler
8/28/2010 01:23:25 pm

I love so many of them, but I really dig the Happy Butterfly. The name alone does it for me, but it is too stinkin' cute! I'm thinking sundress, or part of a skirt, or/and and little toddler-sized handbag to match a bigger mommy sized handbag in the same totally cute, Happy Butterfly pattern.

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April
8/28/2010 01:27:46 pm

I love Pet Deer! So cute!

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8/28/2010 01:47:04 pm

Michael Miller fabric is like a mood ring for me. There are so many choices and such a variety, I can chose for the mood I am in that day. Today I chose Brady Bunch, Alice. It reminds me of a crazy dress I made in high school. It was the 70's....need I say more. I would love the book and the fabric would just be frosting on the cake, great give-away!

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Catie
8/28/2010 01:59:22 pm

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Catie
8/28/2010 02:00:24 pm

Hi
Love Primavera Iris
Thanks for the great giveaway and I loved the interview
Cheers
Catie

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8/28/2010 02:08:37 pm

Any of the dots. Really. I love them all!

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Megan Schoeneberger
8/28/2010 02:12:55 pm

Can anybody pick just one? I guess I have to say, at least as of right now, I'm absolutely loving the Gnoming Around. What fun!

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Karen Crosby
8/28/2010 02:21:28 pm

Zelda is my favorite and perfect for a bedroom quilt. I have a snowball's chance in Hades to win, don't I?

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8/28/2010 02:28:18 pm

I'm torn. I love Flower Shower and I'm really loving Emmaline Teal. It's gorgeous!

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8/28/2010 02:47:24 pm

I LOVED this interview...thank so much for letting us have a little peek. Lately my favorite print from you all has been the Chocolate Bubble Blast but my priviate wish list is full of my fabric love from MM.

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Shannon
8/28/2010 03:05:06 pm

I love all of Sandi Henderson's - especially the Meadowsweet Daisy path in celery.

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Mary Ann
8/28/2010 03:19:56 pm

I'm loving all of the fabrics I've seen but I guess the favorite of the moment is 'If She Sews She Knows, from the Michael Miller Essentials 10th Anniversary Collection.'

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Danielle
8/28/2010 03:21:08 pm

I love the lava flowers patterns - really fresh looking! But I'm a sucker for so many of these prints. Thanks for the great interview!

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8/28/2010 03:30:26 pm

Well, it's hard to choose one design from Michael Miller fabrics-they really are all fabulous! I think my longest favorites has been Farmer's Market. I also loved the Dick and Jane line-but my favorites from that line seem to be gone now.
{sorry I'm blind and posted my comment in the wrong spot the first time!}

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min
8/28/2010 03:53:27 pm

My very favorite print is one by Sandi Henderson from her very first collection. I still look at the group (I have beloved scraps in my sewing room) and think it's my favorite of everything out there. I don't remember the name, but it had dots with little wavy lines around it. Lots of pinks. LOVE!

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Diane
8/28/2010 03:53:46 pm

Great interview and what a great contest! I love the Primavera Iris. It is graceful and beautiful.

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8/28/2010 04:44:44 pm

I've always loved 'Black Dressforms' - I even bought a dressform pincushion made from it ! - but that new 'If She Sews' is gorgeous !

Well...'Black Dressforms' remains my fave. Thanks for the contest !

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Christie
8/28/2010 05:03:26 pm

I love the Farmer's Market Line, especially the henna garden.

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8/28/2010 06:10:31 pm

Favourite? Multi Crayon Craze.

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Suzie sipple
8/28/2010 06:29:34 pm

Too hard too choose - I am very partial to both Little Cowgirls & Little Cowpokes. All the fabrics are so much fun.

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8/28/2010 07:51:33 pm

I love Patty Young's knits by Michael Miller!

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melissamo1
8/28/2010 09:26:33 pm

I have been eyeballing his sweets line for a while now! I especially love the ice cream fabric!

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Johanna
8/28/2010 09:28:05 pm

I absolutely love Dog's Day # C-2101
Funny pen drawings on white: dogs visiting a museum, a dog on the couch with a psychiatrist, fashionista pooches...and much more Dog's Day doggies.

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8/28/2010 10:12:56 pm

My favorite fabric design? Sunrise Kokopelli or Dancing Kokopelli -- so gorgeous!

Thanks for the chance to win such goodies. :)

-- Birgit

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8/28/2010 10:23:11 pm

Such an unbelieveable selection! Love so many that it would be most difficult to choose-but i am up to that task!

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8/28/2010 10:28:55 pm

I really like the Princess and Cotillion new fabric lines! Wow, I could do so much with those. What little girl wouldn't like pink princess crowns. I am in love!

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Marisa
8/28/2010 11:00:57 pm

I absolutely love Happy Butterfly (from the Meadowsweet Collection) in any color but especially pumpkin. I made the sweetest dress for my daughter with this fabric and she always gets so many compliments. Thanks for having this giveaway!

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Pattij
8/28/2010 11:09:12 pm

There are so many to love! I do like Honeybees though. So sweet!

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Georgia
8/28/2010 11:25:56 pm

I just love Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet range, but particularly the limeade vintage paisley.

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8/28/2010 11:33:00 pm

I am really loving the Christmas Spice collection right now. I also love the Whimsey collection by Pillow and Maxfield...such pretty fabrics it's so hard to choose! :)

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susie
8/29/2010 12:20:16 am

I really like The Big E and Hedgehog fabrics!

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Lisa
8/29/2010 12:30:53 am

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8/29/2010 12:31:50 am

I love the Flora & Fauna collection, especially the hummingbirds. But, as always, it's hard to choose just one! :)

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Suella Postles
8/29/2010 12:32:18 am

For me it would have to be the If she Sews print. I've never seen anything like it and as a retro-themed print it is such fun! The stripes look like they would inspire my local Nottingham designer Paul Smith here in England.

I'm a mature student in Textile Design ans so really appreciate the unusual in fabric design.

And as a mature student your career path is very inspirational.

Cheers!
Suella

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Maysem Hammad
8/29/2010 12:57:01 am

Picking my favorite is a tough one...I definitely can't get enough of the dumb dots:) Love the Kids Retro line (hard to choose one out of that line)..Giraffe Garden is so cute....and anything tea always gets me so Sweets, High Tea.

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Robin
8/29/2010 01:15:46 am

The retro look is something that I frequently discuss with my HS students, mostly having to do with dress code, but the fashion forward group in my school truly enjoys this look!

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8/29/2010 01:22:16 am

My daughters beg beg beg for quilts out of the plain jane aqua and red. So cute!

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8/29/2010 01:25:00 am

With so many fabulous fabrics it is hard to choose just one favorite...Tattoo Parlour is my current favorite.

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Carol Broughton
8/29/2010 01:32:38 am

Oh they are all so gorgeous! I am loving the flannels with dreams of cooler temps!

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Paula L.
8/29/2010 01:48:53 am

I love Kids at Play but their collections are all great and it's hard to choose.
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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Chris
8/29/2010 01:55:20 am

I LOVE the Pastel Eiffel Tower print. I've made lots of outfits for friends' children out of this fabric and they always end up being a favorite!

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Emily
8/29/2010 02:09:29 am

My favorite is the Stone
Dandelion.

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Andréane Giroux
8/29/2010 02:27:40 am

My favorite print is
Pretty Bird by Pillow and Maxfield, but all MM prints are so beautiful...

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8/29/2010 02:30:25 am

My favorite print is probably the Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet fabric with the big flowers on dark brown. Love all the colorways in that print. I think it's called splashy rose.

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8/29/2010 03:13:02 am

This giveaway is fantastic. Can't wait to get your book.
Dificult to pick only one fabric, ufff.
From the past collections love Dick and Jane and from currently Alfabeto italiano is my favourite, it remebers me 1st dictionaries for children from 20's, looooove them.
Of course there are many others fabrics form Michael Miller company I like but these are my favourites.
I will keep my fingers crossed.
Warm regards

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Kara Opp
8/29/2010 03:22:00 am

My favorite print would have to be Sandi Henderson's Ginger Tile, but I love anything and all Sandi!!!

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Maria Del Pinto
8/29/2010 03:49:58 am

I love the book, it is truly worth reading and makes a great gift for the sewers in my life.

I just love..love...love...the fabrics...they are true "Eye Candy" and just inspire creativity.

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Emily
8/29/2010 03:52:17 am

I love the fabrics, and the book looks like it is fab. I just started taking sewing classes and really love the retro clothing and fabrics. It is so hard to find patterns around here.



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8/29/2010 04:03:42 am

Thanks for the giveaway! I've seen this book all over online and would love to win! And 5 yards of MM fabric? The best! My favorite MM fabric is HENNA GARDEN by Sandi Henderson... in any colorway!

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lorena soto-puckett
8/29/2010 04:11:36 am

How fun! One yard of each of these please! ;) Multi Blocks Italiano, Cream
Hedgehog Meadow, Multi Tiny Trees, Multi
Lil' Bitty, Multi Bird Swing.

Thanks! lorena.

lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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Lotte van der Linden
8/29/2010 05:16:09 am

How on earth can you choose just one??
There are at least umpteen favourites and as many plans for scrumptious quilts to make from them. I can just picture the happy faces of the recipients of those quilts! And a qulter can never have enough books with ideas and patterns, my bookcase still has empty spaces waiting to be filled with quilt-related books.

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8/29/2010 05:24:40 am

I would have to say MeadowSweet 1 and 2 by Sandi Henderson! ;) LOVE THEM!

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8/29/2010 05:25:59 am

oooo. fabulous. thank you dear friends.

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8/29/2010 05:26:41 am

I love the new Patty Young knit collection, we need more knit prints!

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8/29/2010 05:55:16 am

LOVE LOVE LOVE FUNTIMES. I THINK THE COLORS ARE FABULOUS AND LOVE THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND THOSE LITTLE BOYS WITH THERE STIPED SHIRTS AND SPANKY AND WHIRLYGIG HATS....GOSH I'M PROBABLY DATING MYSELF ...

WOULD LOVE TO SEE YOU DO A COMPLIMENT WITH LITTLE GIRLS TO THE PRINT!

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Amy S.
8/29/2010 06:19:48 am

I love the goregous knits, there's not a lot of good knit prints in the world. My daughters (5 & 7) are just learning to sew so I'm hoping to pick up a Rag Doll panel for them to make their own dolls. How fun!

Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous prize!

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8/29/2010 06:27:17 am

Wow, all Michael Miller's fabrics are awesome, and it's so hard to choose just one favorite, but I do love the Summer Soiree line by Paula Prass, specifically the yellow chevron pattern!

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Anna Fogg
8/29/2010 06:44:04 am

Birds of Norway or Paisley Watermelon.
Hmmm....either, it's a toss-up! What a super wonderful giveaway.
Thanks.

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JennyG
8/29/2010 07:02:24 am

Its such a tough pick, but right now my fave is Sandi Henderson's splashy rose in Pumpkin from Meadowsweet.

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SheilaC
8/29/2010 08:20:14 am

Love Micheal Miller! I am trying to collect some aquas and red for a future project so LOVE when he combines those like in Flora and Fauna

Thank you for the give away!

SheilaC

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8/29/2010 08:22:28 am

What an awesome giveaway, I adore the fairie prints

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8/29/2010 08:24:35 am

It may still be August, but I am already getting little warm, fuzzy, holiday-ish feelings of excitement - a brisk gust of wind, the smell of cinnamon at just the right moment (like while sipping hot coffee), silly little sounds and smells and sights, really. ANYWAY...I love, love the "Tiny Trees" from the "Christmas Spice" collection, and envision making a darling pair of pajamas for my baby girl with pink rick-rack edging. Delicious!

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8/29/2010 08:28:41 am

I'm enjoying the Corduroy prints!! They look so cute! Thanks for the interview and for hosting this giveaway.

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Andrea
8/29/2010 10:21:19 am

I love the whole black and white line...expecially tonal doozie and dandy damask!

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8/29/2010 10:37:24 am

If I had to pick just one (really I can only pick one???) I would have to say Carnival Bloom. When my daughter was born everything from her tag blanket, booboo pack and Mei Tai were made in that print. It just brings back all those cuddly squishy baby memories!

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8/29/2010 11:05:34 am

I have too many Michael Miller favorites to name - My all-time faves are the ta-dots in every color! But, if I win, I think I would like to try some of the Pillow and Maxfield prints.

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Margie
8/29/2010 11:27:08 am

I love Sandi Hernderson's meadowsweet 1 & 2, but I also love the groovy guitars. There are too many fabrics to pick just one!

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8/29/2010 11:40:11 am

The hive fabric in Patty Young's Flora and Fauna- I have made it into dresses, shirts, linings- the color options are gorgeous!

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Deb
8/29/2010 11:58:14 am

I love all the collections but my favorite one right now is the Black Jam Session from the Novelties collection.

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8/29/2010 12:44:36 pm

Groovy Guitars always catches my eye/

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Robin
8/29/2010 12:45:42 pm

I have many favorites, but my favorite at the moment is "Fifties Kitchen". I'm making some napkins out of it right now with either a mixer, teapot or drink appliqued on the other side of the napkin. :)

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8/29/2010 01:14:43 pm

Ooh...I would say my all-time favorite is Goth Baby (pink, on cotton), because my daughter adores it. She's 5, her first dress from it was 3 years ago --a couple months ago I scoured the internet and bought what seemed to be the last 3 yards available for a new dress for her. Sadly it'll be the last if it's not reprinted.

I'm looking forward to Send in the Crowns from the new Antiquity line myself though!

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April
8/29/2010 01:42:03 pm

I really love "fifties kitchen". I actually have a hard time picking from all the cool retros!

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8/29/2010 01:49:33 pm

CX3877_Lilac
Lovely Lilac is my favourite, I can just see that in an old fashioned fitted house dress.

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8/29/2010 01:57:45 pm

Favorite Michael Miller print ever? Hmmmm... so many, many favorites... I think apples and cherries prints from Sandi Henderson's Farmers' Market line are my favorites. Great contest!

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8/29/2010 01:59:01 pm

Oh gosh ... picking just ONE favorite? If I had to do that I'd have to pick the Ta Dot line. I love, love, love polka dots and use them in almost every single project I make.

Other favorites are:
Meadowsweet (really enjoying the Meadowsweet 2 colors) & Summer Soiree was/is one of my favorite lines too!

Wonderful post ... such fun reading about the people behind Michael Miller :).

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Sandra Vasquez
8/29/2010 02:36:45 pm

Much too hard to pick just one; they are all so fabulous! But I do love groovy guitar, carnival bloom, and scandi chirp.

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Leanne Summers
8/29/2010 03:26:48 pm

All the fabrics are wonderful! I really love the Spa Feeling Groovy, such beautiful colors.

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8/29/2010 03:38:41 pm

Happy sewer and China Doll (I think it's called that, the print with the little chinese girls).

I love them both, they are all about me!

love
Jo

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Lorna
8/29/2010 07:47:24 pm

I love Emmaline. Reminds me of curtains in the 1960's!! :-)

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8/29/2010 09:17:57 pm

i don't know about old favourites but i do have a new one! the whimsy by pillow and maxfield sunshine collection! it makes me happy!!!

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Adri
8/29/2010 09:32:46 pm

I love Dandy Damask from the Black & White collection.

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8/29/2010 09:34:43 pm

Carnival Bloom, Fun and Funky, The Big E Group... everything???? How can I pick just one... or five???? Thanks for the opportunity to win!!!!

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8/29/2010 10:46:44 pm

Have always liked the Michael Miller fabrics though they are scarce in this area of Canada. If I had to pick a favourite, I have admired the Organics line from afar for a while, though I love the bright,bold colours used so often.
Must say think it is awesome that handcrafts of all sorts are being promoted as something fun and cool to do by such books as Sew Retro.

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amy
8/29/2010 10:59:24 pm

My favorite michael miller fabric is Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet collection. I would have a hard time just picking one! The collection is so gorgeous.

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Colleen
8/29/2010 11:41:26 pm

I love the M. Miller ta dots! So cute.
Thanks for the giveaway!

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8/29/2010 11:47:30 pm

I loved the sweets collection, specially High Tea, I adore that kind of prints!

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Erin Waters
8/30/2010 12:05:59 am

Man..this is a hard one, but I really think my favorite is Meadowsweet by Sandi Henderson (meadowsweet II also).

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Nancy Davis
8/30/2010 12:12:16 am

Love the Dumb Dots - All of them!!!

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Sally Metzger
8/30/2010 12:31:08 am

oh goodness, i love so many of Michael Miller's stuff.... but ta dots are probably in my top 5 for sure, but a tough decision. such a great collection!

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Kimberly
8/30/2010 02:33:55 am

Love the sweets line.

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8/30/2010 03:53:16 am

Oh my goodness... to pick just one! I would love anything Pillow and Maxfield, Sany Henderson, Paula Prass, Patty Young... the list could go on... Thanks ..........oh and Laura Gunn...

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Nancy
8/30/2010 07:27:34 am

I do not know how to choose just one. I love Meadowsweet II and Christmas Spice and Flora and Fauna. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.

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Leanne
8/30/2010 07:48:34 am

So many beautiful fabrics! I especially love the retro prints with cowgirls and damsels...but when forced to narrow down my absolute favorites I came to Laughing Leaf & Honey Meadow. Garden Honey Meadow is the winner! Looking forward to the book :)

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corina coombe
8/30/2010 08:45:56 am

I love gray lollidot. The combo of black, gray, white and citron is amazing. Thank you for the interview and giveaway.

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