Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Simply Charming- MINI BOOK REVIEW

Mini Book Review and Giveaway


Starts TODAY!!




I am honored to be included in Moose on the Porch's Book review and giveaway.
Konda has done it again with Simply Charming- Mini's.
With fun quilt names like
Fire and Rain
Death by Triangles
Criss Cross Applesauce
In love with Minis ( Quilt not skirts!)
Flying around in Circles
and  12 more designs,
you will find a project to wet your quilting appetite.

Each of the  quilts are shown in 2 color options to
encourage endless color layouts.
The directions are black and white with fairly big print
(my eyes aren't what they use to be)
in step by step directions.


SO I GOT TO THINKING!
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 On Pinterest I saw this picture from greylustergirl.blogspot.com. She basically framed her thread rack. 

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I have always dreamed of a wall of pictures like this but that got me to thinking, what about a wall of mini quilts? How fun would that be? I guess this would cost a bit more than new wallpaper but it wouldn't be near as fun as making a wall of Minis!

http://freehouseinteriordesignideas.com/hallway-art-wall/
 And then as the wall of minis grows, it could be a hallway of minis with studio lighting.
How great would that be?

 
Konda is kind enough to have offered a book for the giveaway. So leave a comment about what you could do with mini quilts and I will draw a winner at random on the 31st.

Today hop on over to Emily's blog to read more.

Each day visit these talented designers, bloggers, quilters, etc to read more about Konda's book.
Wed, July 25


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Tues, July 31

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157 comments:

  1. I think a wall of mini quilts is a wonderful idea...maybe as your walking up the staircase. A new one revealed with each step! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I like minis to make pillows - not too original but I like it!

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  3. I'd love to load my hallway up with minis! I only have the top half of the walls since the bottom half is wood.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I love the name of the quilts!

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  5. It looks like a wonderful book. I would also love a wall of photos! Thanks for the givewaway.

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  6. my collection of minis, many from swaps, are taking over my sewing room! I am thinking of hanging them around the top of the walls near the ceiling, like a wallpaper border.... looks like a great book!

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  7. I love mini quilts to put on a wall where you need just a little something! They add such a special touch! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I like to hang minis on the wall or give them to friends!
    Thanks for the giveaway - this looks such a great book!

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  9. I like to use minis as table runners or doilies. They perk up a room so nicely.

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  10. Recently, I've seen spots in my house that need some art. And wouldn't it be nice to have some minis to change out with the seasons?

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  11. We are hoping to build a new house next year and this is my plan to have hallways of little quilts
    I just keep making them now and rotate my current wall of little quilts. VEry fun an great to use those charm packs ;)
    http://inspiredbyantiquequilts.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-wall-of-little-quilts.html

    Kathie

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  12. Mini quilts could make great placemats or tabletoppers.

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  13. I have several minis that I have all along the top of the wall in my sewing room. I would like to have some that I can switch out in my living dining area.

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  14. I have one hallway that has only one picture hanging on it. A wall of minis (I have six already) is a great idea! Must start painting that wall....:) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Becky

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  15. Love the ideas - great use of charms.

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  16. I am really getting into making mini quilts and I am now making them to hang on my table top hanger. It will be fun to change them out.
    thanks for a chance to win the book.

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  17. I have several "Simply Charming" books and would love to add the "Minis" to my collection. Thanks!

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  18. I would definitely have a wall of minis in my sewing room.

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  19. I am thinking about a little girl's room. All done up in pink, of course. I would use mini quilts in frames on one side of the rooms and then a wall made up of dolls. Just an idea. Thanks for the mini quilt review and a chance to win such a fantastic book.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Wow, walls of minis would be so fun. And of course giving them to family and friends.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  21. I'm not ready to commit to a wall of minis, but a collage with a mini included is right up my alley!

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  22. It would be awesome to make a gallery wall of mini quilts. I have the perfect wall in mind!

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  23. I think a wall of mini quilts sounds great!!

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  24. I've been looking for the right piece to hang on the wall above my bed. I think some mini quilts may be the answer.

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  25. I've been making quite a few mini quilts this year and am looking forward to having a wall of minis in my home. :-)

    I'd really love to win this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. We have a standalone pantry (I plan to be buried in it, I love it so) in our kitchen; it would be so fun to hang them on the side walls or even the doors to make it a decorative element in addition to being a killer functional one.

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  27. If you use the right fabrics, mini-quilts are great for decorating for holidays.

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  28. My minis would cover the hall walls and a couple in each room, including the bathroom. I just love minis
    Ella

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  29. I am thinking a wall of minis is a wonderful idea. That would be so cute. I hope I win this book. It sounds great.

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  30. I would love to do a wall of quilts everywhere in my house and this book would be just the thing to get me started. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  31. My mother and I have been thinking the same thing. We both love making minis, and since we live together, we are building quite a collection. A wall of minis! Fabulous! Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.
    - sunshdws at yahoo dot com

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  32. I do minis for swaps - my collection is a 'wall art' of sorts and I change it with the seasons. Also, make them for doll quilts for charity.

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  33. This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. There is absolutely nothing hung on the walls of our spare bedroom. I think the mini's would be a welcoming addition hung there in a grid.

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  35. I think a wall of mini quilts would be perfect. I have many bare walls in my house although we've lived here 12 years. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I love the idea of a wall of mini quilts. You could actually change them out for the seasons (fall, Christmas, Spring, summer). Love the instant gratification of mini quilts :-)

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  37. I would probably make them into pillows. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  38. I have a bucket list, I need to complete 2 quilts for my home and then onto mini quilts. I think they would make me very very happy.

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  39. I love making minis - I'm a weekend quilter so minis are perfect, I get to finish something in a weekend! I would love a wall of minis at the cottage - I have the perfect wall for it too!

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  40. For me, the fun of most mini's is the kind of instant gratification of a fun project that comes together fast.
    Konda has great ideas and I would love a copy of the new book!

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  41. I just repainted my livingroom, and took everything off the walls, now wouldn't it look so much better with a wall full of mini quilts! I'm sure it would sound much better too, less echoing.

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  42. Would be a nice addition to the walls; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  43. I like them as table toppers and gifts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I have been dreaming of a wall of mini quilts for months! I love the idea. This book sounds wonderful.

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  45. Pillows, table toppers hang in sewing room, gifts so many great ideas. Thanks for the chance to win...

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  46. I've already planned to make a wall of mini quilts in my spare room. I've participated in many mini/small quilt swaps over the years and thought it would be fun to put them all up so I could enjoy them.

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  47. I love mini because the are fast. I love when I finish a quilt. jillfroelich@yahoo.com

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  48. I think a wall of mini's is the perfect idea! I enjoyed your post!!

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  49. I love the wall of mini quilts idea! They are great table toppers and I like draping them over my mantle. I've never tried it, but they could make cute valances too!

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  50. This looks like a really cute book with fun projects!!! I am excited to see more... thanks for sharingand the quilt along too!

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  51. I love the idea of a mini-quilt along. Sign me right up. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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  52. I just love minis. You can tuck them here and hang them there. Anywhere you need a little pop put a mini.

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  53. I love making minis. It's easy and simple. Great for gifts too.

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  54. I like the idea of a wall of mini quilts and that is what I would do with them since I have a couple walls I still need to do something with. It would be a fun project and I would enjoy picking the patterns and fabrics plus the sewing.

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  55. I love making minis for holiday decorating...and gift giving!

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  56. I would try framing the minis and changing them out for the different seasons. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book.

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  57. A wall of mini quilt would be great

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  58. I would love a wall of minis!
    Thanks for the chance to win the book!

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  59. First I could go over the book a hundred times then I would get busy people really do appreciate a gift of this sort just showing up in their mail or when they visit for no reason other than just because you thought of them. Thank-you for the give away chance

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  60. I would love to make a wall of minis in my sewing room up high around the border edge, inspiration every time I look up while I'm working.
    tilleybl@aol.com

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  61. I planned to have a chair rail going around my sewing room with mini's atop....hmmm....but a whole wall--even better!!

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  62. That would be great presents for a little girl, a grannie, etc. Congratulations with the book. I would like to win it. Greetings Lia van den Brand from Holland

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  63. I really need to get in on this mini-quilt action. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I love your Idea of a Mini gallery, down a hall or were ever!!! Thank you for the chance to win!! Love it!!

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  65. I would love to have a wall of mini quilts on my sewing room wall. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. i would put up a clothesline on my bedroom wall and hang up all my mini quilts so i could see them every day! thank you for this opportunity!

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  67. The hallway leading to the bedrooms and bath in my home has family pictures lining both sides but it would be awesome to break up pictures with some mini quilts. I had already been thinking of doing just that. Great minds think alike I guess. I don't have near the amount of family pictures as those you've shown. Wow. That is A LOT of pictures lining those walls.

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  68. Love your idea for the wall of minis!! I display mini quilts on the inside of my front door! It's metal and I use large magnets in pockets on the back of the quilt to display them! I would love to make some more!!

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  69. My kitchen is covered in minis and I love it! My bedroom needs some quilts though!Looks like a fun book!!

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  70. When Hubbie and I first got married (way way back in the 80's) we started a wedding wall up along the stairs. For several years we had great fun adding pictures of friends and family as they got married. Everyone loved to come round and see their picture in our gallery. And as we all started having babies and they grew up they loved to find Mummy and Daddy in the gallery. Sadly as the years have passed and some couples have grown apart and separated, gaps have appeared so it would be lovely to fill the gaps with mini quilts :)

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  71. i would make minis to put on the wall of me sewing room

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  72. I like mini's for my table.
    Carol L

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  73. I have not done any mini quilts but it might br fun. It starts in Sept right. Thanks for the chance for the give away.

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  74. Love making and receiving mini quilts. great way to try out a pattern or new technique! I use them for gifts, doll qults, and wall art. Never thought about a wall of minis but could be a possibility!
    Blessings
    Gmama jane

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  75. I love minis on the wall especially in the sewing room but I also like to use them as table toppers. I love the look of this book. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  76. sounds exciting! minis are so much fun. :]

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  77. I have just the wall for the minis, visable as you come in the door. I am always looking for somerhing for that wall.

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  78. I have a wall that I couldn't decide what to do with. Minis would be super. I'd like to win the book!

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  79. I love changing my mini quilts with the seasons, so that's what I'd do with many mini's!!

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  80. I have some mini quilts, and I'd like to make an exhibition some day. Thank you for the chance to win.tubakk@online.no

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  81. I love mini's~ on end tables, rolled in baskets, they are so fun! Thanks for the chance!

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  82. I love minis! Instant Gratification (almost)

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  83. I have a new house with loads of empty wall space that I would cover with minis.

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  84. I would love to display a mini in little nooks here and there as a surprise pop of color. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  85. When I first started quilting I swore I'd have quilts tucked here and there. Years later I've succeeded and so many more to make with plenty of wall space too! My husband says I have enough. WHAT?! You can NEVER have enough mini quilts!

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  86. I love mini quilts. I'm so excited about this book, thanks for the chance to win. I want to join the mini quilt along too.

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  87. I woud use them for mugrugs or doilies. Thanks

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  88. Wow, that looks like a great book...I wish I had stairs...mini quilts would look soooo goood there!2

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  89. I enjoy mini quilts and I have about 5 differneet places in my home where they can be displayed easily. Jane

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  90. Great minds and all that. I am doing exactly what you are planning. I have 4 ready to hang but need to do some wall work in my studio before I hang minis. I am putting up the old cotton clothes line and round wood pins. Cute, don't ya think? Thanks

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  91. I love mini's and have some that I rotate on the walls. I like the idea of more on the walls.

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  92. I have several places I rotate mini quilts through. In my studio I have a Victorian clothes dryer I hang them on as well.

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  93. Love those minis! Hope to win the book. 8-)

    xo Linda

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  94. I'm changing offices soon and will have two completely blank walls that would greatly benefit from the addition of colorful mini quilts.

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  95. I have the perfect wall for them in my dining room! How wonderful it would be to win!

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  96. I'm going to be converting our attached garage into a studio. It would be lovely to have many mini quilts displayed in there. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  97. I have the perfect wall to display minis - if I could just get the time to get them made :*)

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  98. I would hang the minis around my son's room, inside and out because you can hear everything in his room and I need sound absorption!

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  99. A wall of mini quilts would be wonderful :-) The mini thing is going around :-) Lots of fun!! Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  100. I would love to decorate my sewing room with a wall of mini quilts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  101. I love the idea of a whole wall of minis. I bet they would make cute doll quilts too.

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  102. I have been thinking this same thing. I have a blank wall behind a large sofa that I think would be a great place to hang mini quilts.

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  103. I'd love mini quilts! I think I would actually get them done! I don't have much wall space so mini quilts would be great at my house! Would love to win the book-excited to join the blog hop and see the projects!! Mini quilts would also be great for my 2 little granddaughters for their dolls!

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  104. I love mini's...... I would just move them all around my house, all the time, everywhere. On the wall, on my table, in my entry, on top if the dryer, anywhere! !!!!

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  105. I like mini's as table toppers.

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  106. Oh my gosh, Mugrugs, table toppers, wall hangings...the possibilities are endless! Like Mary at Quilt Hollow said "you can NEVER have enough mini quilts!!!" I wholeheartedly agree, :o) Thanks Lissa for a chance to win this book and Good Luck to Everyone!!! Hugs...

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  107. I absolutely love making and displaying mini quilts. They're always such a fun finish!

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  108. My sewing/craft room walls could use some minis hanging on the walls! Would brighten my mood to look at them.

    Materialmoments@yahoo.com

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  109. Love the book - and love making mini's.
    I think my hallways could use a perking up, maybe some minis on them?
    Thanks for the chance.

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  110. It would depend what size the mini is........... Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. I'd make doll quilts for my nieces and great nieces. Love the wall of minis idea too. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  112. My children have pet guinea pigs.....
    But I think that they would be good to cover up the holes in the plaster on the walls. After all no-one would look behind a quilt, they would be too busy admiring the beauty on the front.

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  113. I have a wall with a mini quilt on it right now. My plan is to switch the quilt periodically so this book would be a great help for that.

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  114. Mini quilts might be just the thing as gifts for the members of my small quilt group. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  115. Mini quilts are lovely to give away, to put on a small table, to hang somewhere in a room for a while etc etc.
    And the fun part about minis: there's a big chance to finish them (o:
    Such lovely names for the quilts.

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  116. 8Great photos! I'm super excited about the projects in this book. Thanks for the chance at it.

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  117. I agree with others. I would put them in frames and up on the wall they would go. I have made a mug rug but not a mini quilt. I'm still a confident beginner, but will sure give it a try. Thank you.

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  118. I would love to win the book and do the mini quilt along.

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  119. welcome to "The Hall of Minis"!!! :) great idea. I recently made my first mini, and I love it!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  120. Minis look the best on walls-either alone or amongst photos/other minis that enhance their character !
    I would love to win the book and try to make a few :)

    leena

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  121. I don't know why, but I have never made a mini quilt! Insane! I love the idea of mini quilts (quick finish!) and a mini quilt wall is a wonderful idea. I think I would hang some in the nursery and some in the playroom as well as my sewing area. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  122. I'd like a collection of different size mini quilts on a stairway wall.

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  123. We recently tore off the wallpaper and painted the hallway in our house and I had been thinking I would do the same thing - make a wall of mini quilts. I just haven't had time to do it yet as we have been working on other rooms since then. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  124. So many chances to win. Thanks. Love Konda.

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  125. Hello Lissa, thank you for the opportunity to win this lovely book. I did so enjoy your blog, I'm a first time visitor so now I've subscribed. I liked the idea of framing your thread spools, looks really neat and tidy. The wall of mini quilts is a great idea, it would be fun to try new techniques and learn new blocks. I'm relatively new to quilting so at the moment very keen to learn and try out new things. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

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  126. I love the minis! I would use it to make minis for my kid's bedroom walls, bathrooms, kitchen, any small space to brighten it up :) Thanks for the chance!

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  127. I have a twin size quilt hanging in my hall (it's an area where no one walks) that is open to the cathedral ceiling of our living room. Instead of the one large quilt, I think it would be great to have a grouping of mini quilts. With a few seasonal quilts added in that could be swapped out at various times during the year.

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  128. I have mini's throughout my house in various nooks and crannies, that just add a little beauty to an otherwise unused space.

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  129. Love the idea of a wall of minis. Thanks for making me aware of this new book and for the chance to win a copy.

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  130. Mini anything I love. The first two quilting projects were mini but need updating.
    Thanks for the giveaway-love new ideas & fabrics.

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  131. I love making minis and I love giving them away too. My son has hung his up on the wall and I decorate various bedrooms with them. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book.

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  132. I would have to sew up a few and see
    what inspires me from there, maybe a
    wall in my sewing room would work
    out great.

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  133. I'd love a wall of minis!!! I only have 5 right now, so could use a lot more, would love this book!

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  134. A wonderful idea~ Even a wall like that starts with just *one* mini quilt!

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  135. Well, I like to keep a few minis on hand to give as last minute gifts! It looks like I really made an effort then!

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  136. I have no mini quilts but would love to get started on making some to decorate the wall going upstairs to my sewing room.

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  137. A wall of mini-quilts actually sounds do-able. Especially if there's a deadline.

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  138. I think a grouping of minis would be cool! thanks!

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  139. I think that I need a mini quilt to hang in my classroom - or a few, each showing different geometric concepts! (I teach math)

    Sarah

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  140. Currently I have a couple of mini quilt table toppers. I have a couple that I would like to make and use as wall hangings. I have Big Block Quilts by Konda Luckau and absolutely love it. Simple but very rewarding quilts.

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  141. I love miniature quilts--I make an orange one every year to enter into the local Kumquat Quilt Challenge. I still mourn the end of the Miniature Quilts magazine. I'd love to decorate a wall in my sewing room with miniatures.

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  142. I love charms and getting a quick result. Great idea!

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  143. I would use mini quilts to decorate the space above my mantle.

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  144. My mini quilts would become Christmas presents! Wow, 12 names scratched off! Weeeeeeooooo.

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  145. I would use the minia as wall hangings.

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  146. Mini quilts would make great Christmas presents!

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  147. I love making mini quilts!! This looks like a wonderful book!! Thanks!:)

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  148. Such a fun book. I love making mini quilts. I am late to the party but I can't wait to catch up!!

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  149. I think a wall of mini quilts would a lot of fun.

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  150. Yeah - mini quilts. I have started making them again for a color and design class I am taking. What fun.

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  151. Love minis, have my own wall of them!

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  152. I put mini quilts where there isn't enough room for a bigger quilt, but it needs something. It is like a little surprise. :)

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  153. I like to use minis for table top decor.

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  154. i think i would give mine to friends and family to share a little sunshine in their lives and to share a little of my abilities with them

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