Monday, December 9, 2013

It's Giveaway Day - Low Volume vs. High Volume

Congratulations to Patty - the winner of the quilting loot!

An enormous thank you to all who entered the giveaway and a double thanks to those of you who became blog and/or Facebook followers. 

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It's Sew, Mama, Sew! Giveaway Day!



I've been thinking a lot about color lately as I've been working on various quilts and patterns. Color, I love you, but it's hard not to notice the big trend of 2013 - low volume, neutrals, earth tones, whatever you want to call them.

So here's my question for you. Which color palette do you prefer? Low volume? High volume? Something in between?

Now a little about the loot...

Get your neutrals on with a signed copy of Amy Ellis' Modern Neutrals book.



Next up, a range of Moda Candy (cute little precut bundles of 2 1/2" squares) from low volume to high volume.



A copy of my quilt pattern, Bella Roma, where I encourage you to go bold with color!



And finally, a Hera Marker from Clover. While this item has nothing to do with high or low volume, it may come in handy when finishing your high or low volume quilt project. Use it to mark your quilting lines without using a pen/chalk/pencil.



So here's the entire lot of it:




This giveaway is open to U.S. folks, only. Good luck!

-Annik

P.S. Feel free to leave a comment on the blog if you don't want to enter through Rafflecopter. I'll make sure your name is in the drawing.

a Rafflecopter giveaway




315 comments:

  1. Low volume vs high volume totally depends on my mood... or on a singular fabric I want to highlight... or on the pattern. Ok, so maybe I have no standard rhyme or reason for my choices. Beauty can be found in any color/pattern palate.

    And thank you for participating in Giveaway Day! This is a fabulous gift package.

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  2. I definitely go for saturated colors and have a distinct dearth of low volume prints in my stash. I have to be very careful, as that can lead to really boring quilts.

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  3. High volume is my favorite, but I'd like to try a low volume. Problem is I don't have enough low volume in my stash to make a full quilt.

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  4. I think I might be an in between person. Most of my fabric is crazy novelty prints so I'm not sure if they're high/low. (but if it's between high/low, I like low)

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  5. I tend to use more high volume but I love the calming look of low volume and want to try to make one.

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  6. I prefer high volume, but some of the low volume quilts I've seen are gorgeous. Thanks for the lovely giveaway

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  7. I am drawn to high volume thought I like the effect of low volume quilts.

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  8. I think I like the bolder colors. That said, I've never done a low volume but feel like I would mess up my blocks with so much colored the same? IDK.

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  9. I like both, and depending on my mood really love both. But if pressed to pick I think I would go for low volume

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  10. I like ALL fabrics low, middle and high volume!!! Fabric makes me happy! :)

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  11. I naturally gravitate towards medium colors and then add in some darker hues, but I've played with the low volume and loved it! Great giveaway!

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  12. I prefer really bold colors, but I'm trying to work more low volume/neutrals into my quilts. It's really hard though, since I'm drawn to really bright colors.

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  13. At the moment, I'm drawn to low volume. In the past it has always been high volume, so that's probably why--something new. I'm also just really loving neutrals lately when in the past it was all about rainbows :)

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  14. Something in the middle~ although I have made things from both ends of the spectrum. :-) Thanks for the fun!

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  15. I was just looking through my stash and noticed nearly everything is saturated, so I guess I love those high volume colors, haha! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  16. I'm a fan of low volume quilts but I've yet to make one of my own - my quilts are usually high volume.

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  17. I usually do something in the middle or a combination of the two. I think they can compliment each other nicely, but I have definitely seen some beautiful low volume stuff out there lately that has been drawing my eye. Thanks for this opportunity!!

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  18. Something in the middle or a combination of high and low.

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  19. I definitely lean towards high volume and medium volume. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. I love low volume but it just depends on the project!

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  21. I like low volume best. It is calming to me. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. I like high volume. I'm not afraid of color.

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  23. i like high volume but i have been looking at this book to buy

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  24. I usually do high volume, but want to branch out into low volume. Doing a super low volume quilt right now--a variety of cream solids.

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  25. For most t hings, I am all about the high volume. But lately I've been thinking about a quilt for my bedroom, and I think restful low volume might be best there.

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  26. Low or high volume, it all depends on my mood at the moment! Right now I like high volume with deep saturated colors. Thank you for the fantastic giveaway! :)

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  27. I like a mix of low volume and high volume!

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  28. I like both, depending on my mood!
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  29. I'm usually more into high volume, but I've very recently become very interested in low volume.

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  30. I've never tried low volume but am interested!

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  31. I'm always more drawn to high volume fabrics. Low volumes are typically an after thought.

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  32. I'm definitely more of a High Volume gal.

    kari.morrison@hotmail.com

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  33. I think I tend to be a middle of the road kinda gal.

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  34. For me I would have to say I'm a low volume person.

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  35. I am definitely more of a high volume type of person.

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  36. I've done both and have a great time with each!!!

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  37. I love high volume saturated colors.

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  38. I really like high volume. Intense color makes me happy.

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  39. What a nice giveaway. I love color.

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  40. I'm drawn to all colors... it really depends on the project.

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  41. Have not done a low vol kwilt but stashing up for it.

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  42. I am in the middle, or like to mix it 50/50.

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  43. It depends upon the day. A year ago I would say high volume only. Last month it was low volume. Today.........?

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  44. low volume

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  45. I love bright, bold colors.. but I'm drawn to low volume as well.

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  46. Definitely high volume for me! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize!

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  47. Love them both! They both have their uses so I go back and forth depending on my project!

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  48. i like both; it just depends on the pattern

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  49. Most of my quilts have been high volume, but I've been attracted to the low volume quilts I've seen on quilt blogs lately. Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

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  50. high volume for me....thank you for a generous giveaway...

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  51. Usually bright - but it depends on who I am sewing for at the time!

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  52. High Vol brights with Low Vol Greys, most of the time ; )

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  53. I really like both. I think they each have their place and I see myself drawn to both equally. Thanks!

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  54. I really like high volume,but would like to try a low volume project sometime in the future. Lovely prize package you are giving away!

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  55. Sign me up! I'm on a low volume kick right now :)))

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  56. Lately I'm drawn more to low volume

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  57. That is something I am trying to learn more about, the different volumes. SO I would guess high volume with lots of color.

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  58. I find myself reaching for the high volume prints/colors. But, I really would like to explore how to use the low volume ones.

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  59. I love all color, but the higher volume, the more I like it. :-)

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  60. I generally lean more toward high volume. I love the Bella Roma pattern, but I'm also drawn to the quilt on the book cover.

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  61. I think I used to be low volume but have become high volume later in my life. I like it all. Thanks for the generous giveaway!

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  62. I think I'm in the middle- a balance of both.

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  63. I like both. It depends on the quilt.

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  64. I'll take either. I have just started hearing about low/high volume prints so I am to acquainted with the theory yet

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  65. I would love to say I am drawn to low volume as they are very calming, but I love color! So high volume for me:)

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  66. I like a mix of both. I'm not a big fan of using a lot of solid white for a background color so I think low volumes are a great alternative. Thank you for the wonderful generous giveaway! anglanouette at gmail dot com

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  67. I like both but am more drawn by high volume. :)

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  68. I have always been one to lean more towards low volume ! I love your pattern Bella Roma - that would make me step out into unknown territory! thank you for the very generous giveaway!

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  69. I like high volume with a little low volume mixed in :) Kathi

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  70. I definitely like a mix of both, depends on my mood and also who the quilt is for! Thanks for the chance to win these goodies! :)

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  71. Like you, I love color, but am being drawn by the low-volume craze. A big change for me is using low-volume or muted colors for backgrounds instead of white. Love some of the backgrounds people are using. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Bright and bold is my choice. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  73. I love the ice cream parlor color volume...but I have made a few bright, happy quilts too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  74. I tend to go for low volume, though I absolutely love the look of high volume pieces!

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  75. I tend to gravitate toward the more saturated colors and use low volume for background to highlight those brights.

    em_komiskey@yahoo.com

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  76. I think neutral colors are more elegant & refined, but always gravitate toward bright coastal colors and designs. Love your giveaway, thank you!

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  77. I am instinctively drawn to high volume but have noticed that low volume is nicer in quilts. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. I'm more of a medium volume? I'm drawn to low volume but tend to use both low and high when actually sewing. Thanks for the chance!

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  79. It really just depends on my mood, so probably a little of both!

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  80. I like both. Just depends on what I am aiming for. Thank you for the chance to enter. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  81. For me it the choice of low or high volume would depend on the design/pattern.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  82. I think I like low volume, but really both have their place and are great!

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  83. I do like high volume, but have been attracted to the gorgeous low volume quilts lately.
    And I would love to compare that scribe to the one I use! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  84. I love the low volume quilts other people make and plan to try one some day... but I just LOVE color and high volume so much, it's what I end up buying for fabrics!

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  85. I'm definitely a high volume gal. the clashier, the better

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  86. Oooh - I love all the mini charm packs! I've been working on collecting them for a large postage stamp quilt I want to make!

    I lean more towards high volume (bright, saturated colors) but I've been seeing some low volume quilts by others lately that I've really liked.

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  87. I guess high volume... but I like every kind of fabric ;) thanks for the chance to win!!

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  88. I'm most drawn to high volume, but I see the beauty in low volume, too!

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  89. high volume. since i hand piece and hand quilt and donate all my quilts to charity, most charities want bright colors. but i would love to try a low volume or a mix of the two. my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability so buying a frabric is not an option . what a f antastic giveaway! babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  90. i follow via email. babcorbitt@gmail.com

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  91. I must admit, I'm drawn more towards the high volume colors. But the low volume quilts are beginning to catch my eye more and more. Thank you for being so generous!!

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  92. I usually go for "medium" volume or closer to high volume, like with traditional rainbow colors. I love the giveaway prizes, especially the book!

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  93. It depends on what I am making, but usually I like a medium or high volume fabric.

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  94. It's funny, I'm drawn to low volume, but I generally make high volume. I hadn't thought about it before. Thanks!

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  95. low volume trying to broaden my horizons and buy high volume
    conguez@hotmail.com

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  96. I love both! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  97. What a generous giveaway! I like both low volume and lots of color. I have a low volume quilt on my bed right now and it's very soothing to look at. Makes me wanna crawl right under it.

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  98. I am a new quilter and I don't know the difference!

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  99. I like the combination. Thanks for this giveaway -- I've never used the candy and they are so stinking cute, perfect for pillows, I think!

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  100. I love high volumne! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. Totally depends on the project, but I have yet to go completely low volume with a project. I need to try it out!

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  102. Sometimes low volume on more traditional quilts, on art quilts high volume.

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  103. I'm somewhere in between most times but do like high and low intensities too. Thanks!

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  104. I'm definitely drawn more to high volume when I'm looking at fabrics in the store, but I tend to go for a bit lower volume when I actually get to cutting for projects.

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  105. I have always been drawn to neutrals and I've recently started using more grays which look good with so many colors. Yes I like to throw some color into the mix!

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  106. Definitely low volume! What a wonderful collection for your giveaway!

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  107. I guess I would consider myself a mid volume person, although that can vary from time to time. I follow your blog but do not have a Twitter account. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

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  108. I am loving low volume with bursts of color right now

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  109. I probably lean more towards low volume.

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  110. I am generally drawn to high volume.

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  111. I think I'm somewhere in the middle, but high can look really good sometimes too.

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  112. I like both put I think I lean more toward high volume. Really need to switch it up with some low volume.

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  113. I really like the low volume prints when combined with high value to create contrast. Thanks for the chance at this giveaway!

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  114. Generally high, although I've seen so much low volume stuff this year that I am pondering it.

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  115. I have recently been loving low volume fabrics!

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  116. I love color, in quilts and fashion, but if you look at my wardrobe or fabric stash you'd see a lot of neutrals. So, it's one of those things I guess I appreciate in other peoples work or fashion choices, but don't seem to use much myself. So maybe I just need to use some color and get out of my comfort zone?! Great giveaway by the way...

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  117. I'm right in the middle and always have been.

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  118. I think I'm somewhere in the middle. I love how carefully choosing the placement of contrasts can make different patterns and sub-patterns pop. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  119. I like to mix them both!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! My email address is jenjeb@juno.com

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  120. I'm drawn to high volume...bright bold, in your face color!

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  121. High volume - Lots of energy in these colors.

    mfg@newnorth.net

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  122. Right now I am in the middle but I want to do a low value quilt! There are so many really pretty ones I've seen on blogs.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  123. Depends entirely on the quilt. Some need more than low volume but I do like the muted colors for background. Thanks.

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  124. I am more in the middle. Thanks for the chance.

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  125. I think I am mostly a middle man also. Although I like them all. I love your quilt pattern! Merry Christmas
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  126. How exciting this is!! :)

    Looooove Colors...but think I'm more a Middle Volume person...most of the time! lol

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  127. I'm drawn to high volume, but I wish I were drawn to low volume because I think it make such nice quilts!

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  128. Both most of the time. Love the giveaway, thanks! vickise at gmail dot com

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  129. Usually something in between but I like high volume quilts for babies.

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  130. Usually high volume, though I just purchased a LOT of fabric to try to make a low volume quilt...failing so far ;)

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  131. In the middle. It depends on the pattern. Thank you!

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  132. I really like all colors, but lean towards low volume for home decor and high volume for kids clothes

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  133. I actually have more low volume but I have some high volume that's I love! Thanks for the chance.

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  134. I like to mix the low and high volume for contrast!

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  135. I like the contrast of low volume and high volume together, but I'm also interested in trying an all low volume quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  136. I always seem most drawn to low volume earth tones, with a splash of color here and there.

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  137. I would say I'm somewhere in between. I'm drawn to all kinds of different quilts, some low volume, some very high volume. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  138. I tend to sew more with high volume, but I LOVE the low volume quilts that I have made.

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  139. I am usually on the higher volume side, but I am working on a quilt now that is pretty low volume for me!

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  140. I definitely gravitate to something a little more in the middle. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  141. I think I am more in the middle. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  142. I have very few low volume in my stash. I think I am middle to high.

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  143. low volume is very attractive, but there's something about color saturation I adore as well. looks like I have many quilts to try in my future... :D
    fiveninesix@gmail.com

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  144. i like a mix of high and low contrast fabrics.

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  145. I am drawn to high volume. I usually end up buying too much of it and then I have a hard time putting it together.

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  146. I am drawn to high volume! My stash could definitely use a little more low volume.

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  147. I like both, what I use depends on my mood

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  148. I think I prefer medium volume. High volume is too intense for me and I like low but it can
    sometimes seem boring.

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  149. Hello, Annik! I hope you're staying warm. :) As for low-volumes, I just love 'em. Bright color may come in and out of fashion but who cares? It's super fun and makes us feel good. Kids know that but grown-ups seem to forget it now and then.

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  150. I love them both!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  151. I prefer low to mid volume over high volume but it depends on the print, also.

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  152. I think i'm more towards low volume

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  153. Right now I have a couple of low-volume projects going on, but usually I love a full range of color.

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  154. I think I like something in the middle although high volume is beautiful

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  155. I think I would say high volume

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  156. I work mainly in mid tones and high volume! I love strong colors.

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  157. i think low volume- sweet and simple!

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  158. High volume all the way-I love crazy saturated colors.

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  159. I'm pretty much in the middle!

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  160. I like a combination of the two, because I like contrast!

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  161. I love high volume. While I can appreciate the low volume quilts, I prefer to play with color!

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  162. I'm in the middle, I love to mix them all up!

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  163. I'm a high volume girl I think. I love colour, especially if it's floral.

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  164. I find when I'm working on something, it's my favorite. And then when it's done, I need to move on to a new favorite. So I can swing back and forth between full screaming color, and low volume. And when I'm done, I wonder why I was drawn to it as I move on to something completely opposite. Fickle much?

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  165. I think it depends on my mood. I have made a low volume quilt for the first time this year which I love. I have made both high and middle color quilts. I just like making them all.
    Merry Christmas1

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  166. Of course every project is different but I am more drawn to low volume.

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  167. high volume! i use a lot of bright colors.

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  168. I love high volume. Thank you for this super giveaway!

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  169. It completely depends on my mood, the project, the intended recipient or location... I love it all!

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