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I can't believe it! I have done 800 posts!!! I sure have come a long way from those first tentative posts! I have met so many wonderful friends along the way too. I appreciate each and every one of you too. I told you I was looking to have 400 followers before I did this but I just can't wait! So if you remember my dreamy stars quilt, and would like to make one too I can get you started with 3 Dream On charm packs, purchased at Crazy Quilt Girl's online fabric shop (just in case you need more than 3 she still has some). The pattern I used was from the Moda Bake Shop and can be found here. Here's the deal, if you would like to win the charm packs please leave me a comment telling me what you would use them for. That's it, nothing fancy, no hunting around, no reposting (although if you would like to tell your friends that would be great), no being required to follow, but I would love it if you wanted to be a follower. Sweet and simple. I will draw on Monday April 18th TAX day for all of us in the states. Maybe this will help you feel better. I'll ship international for this one.
Now just one more thing I wanted to write about too. I have mentioned a coupon book that I bought at JAF and have been getting a lot of questions about it so here is the scoop. They sell a booklet. At my store it was at the cutting counter, at another shop I was at it was at the customer service desk. They sell it for $2.99. There are 6 coupons on the back cover. Four are 40% off and Two are 50% off. You can use them all at one time or however you like. One coupon per item. I printed coupons off from online. Each one has to have a different code to be used together so trade with your friends. Then you can also use coupons from Hobby Lobby and Hancocks. (No Michaels coupons for fabric but you can use those for other things). A group I joined gave me links to online coupons from those places but I had an additional coupon for Hobby Lobby in our local paper. So you see, with all those together along with the ones I had from my JAF flyers I was able to pull it off, and buy all 21 fabrics in the DS line for 40-50% off. Remember I went to 2 stores so was able to reprint a few of the online coupons and use those again. Hope this is helpful!
The only thing you aren't allowed to do when you use a coupon like the 40% off is to use the VIP card for an additional 10% off. You can only use that card if you do not need a coupon for your purchase. For example if your fabric is already marked 30% off you are allowed to present your VIP card and get an additional 10% off.
I also always look before I order online by Googling the name of the shop and the word coupon. Sometimes I am able to score a coupon for an online fabric purchase that way too.
I hope that all that coupon information is useful! If I happen to go to JAF again soon I will try to remember to take a photo of the cover of the coupon booklet and post it here. I discarded mine already so no luck with that. That way you would be able to see what you are looking for, exactly!
Now go forth, leave me some good comments and let's get a winner. Thanks for hanging out on my blog for the last800 posts too, I sure do appreciate that!! ~XOP~