Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday - Quilter's Blog Hop Giveaway

Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways
As some of you may know, I bought an antique ladder to put in my living room thinking "oh this would look great with quilts hanging on each step and oh how perfect it will be".  Needless to say when I got it home it was way too tall to fit in my living room.  We went a little crazy and moved stuff around so that we could mount it on the wall and hang the quilts from the side.  I really hated putting such big holes in the wall for the anchors but up it went.  And this is how it looks all decked out for the holidays.  It still needs something thought...maybe greenery or lights, I don't know.  Any suggestions?


I only have two quilts up on it so far.  I have to put more supports in before I put any more weight on it, but I am excited with how it turned out.  I am going to make 12" quilt blocks and frame them to hang above the ladder.  I think it will make it more interesting.


Happy Birthday to Quilting Gallery!!

Without further ado...here is my giveaway.  All you have to do is leave a comment about what I should add to the ladder.  Just a little bit of fun!  Can't wait to hear your ideas.  Make sure there is a way for me to get in contact with you.  Also I can only ship within the US.

To use Rafflecopter simply leave a comment on my blog, then sign in using either your email address or your Facebook information and click the "1" button.  That will enter you into the drawing.  If you have questions you can email me at anaquilting@gmail.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Keep in mind there are over 150 blogs participating in this blog hop so hop on over to some of the others for more chances to win.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Chris Goscha

168 comments:

  1. Most people visiting will have NO IDEA on how to use Raffle copter, I suggest you explain how it works.
    Michele

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    1. Thanks so much for the suggestion. Does my explanation make sense? I am very new to the blogger world and have seen lots of people using Rafflecopter and thought it would be the easiest way to go...apparently not. :(

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    2. I think it is super easy! You've done a great job! :)

      (I'm a new blogger, too.)

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    3. I also find it so easy to use!

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  2. I don't have any problems with rafflecopter, but i've always been a touch techy. I think a strand of christmas light would look great on the ladder.

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  3. wow great give-away, maybe you could hand some hanging hearts or stars from the top rungs...(that means making more things!! Kx

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  4. The ladder is such a gret idea - it looks awesome. You could hang stockings from it as well

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  5. I think your ladder is sweet AS IS! You want the quilts to be the stars of the show and what you have is perfect! You now have me in search of old ladders!!! I posted about your idea on my blog, linking back here. :)

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  6. The ladder is a great idea, I would add some type of wooden support rail behind it though...

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  7. I would find a way to work in family photos...I just love upcycled stuff!

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  8. Until you get more quilts up there, I'd say put up a garland? Cute idea! And love the giveaway - thank you!

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  9. The ladder sideways is a great idea! I also love the idea of hanging some framed pieces above each opening, gallery style.

    I would consider if it goes with your decor, maybe roughing up the ladder to age it or some whitewash in spots to give it some character. One last idea is: if you have a history of the quilts hanging or info about making each one, you could hang a little info sheet in each opening about the quilt so visitors can see what they are all about. Make them consistant and even frame them..could be clear plexi frames.

    I would not decorate it with lights or flags or do anything else because it will detract from what is above and hanging.

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  10. You could hang quilts from every other spot (the way you have the two hung now), and in the open square inbetween the quilts you could hang a photo, or a mini-quilt made just to fit that space! I think it would be cool to have the ladder workinig as a frame!

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  11. I think some small hooks so you can hang little items that you have made too!

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  12. Looks like you are going to be quilting your heart out to keep those quilts being added to the ladder. Of course, you could always decorate for the coming holidays. Hey, it's your ladder and you should do what you want to do. Thank you for participating and giving all of your followers a chance to win those Simply Color's charm pack. I thinking of a 9-patch quilt for me. Here's hoping your holidays are the best.

    Sandi T.
    Sonora, CA
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  13. what about a small quilt block behind every other "hole"

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  14. I have seen people use the ladders for books, but i like it with the quilts. thank you for a chance to win.

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  15. I'd add family photos in between the rungs.

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  16. Seriously? I think that ladder is adorable...especially your banner...how CUTE!

    I've seen some little wooden signs in shops that say things like Quilts, etc. Maybe something like that in between your quilts...or how about hoop art? I've seen fabric creations in embroidery hoops? Again, LOVE the idea! =)

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  17. I love your ladder. I was thinking lights or litle mirrors or signs. So was everyone else. lol Love your giveaway!

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  18. Some signage would be cute, something rustic.

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  19. Hi!! Love the ladder!! I think some greenery garland and pine cones with with some lights and some white flocking would perk it up for Christmas!!! Maybe a few old or vintage small toys added here and there!!! Thanks for the fun!!! I love seeing everyones suggestions!!!

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  20. I think lights would be lovely!

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  21. No idea on how to decorate a ladder.. I do love the idea of framed quilt blocks,..

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  22. Knowing me, I would hang some beautiful yardage as inspiration - you could try out color combos for upcoming projects or see if you liked certain prints mixed together. I hate to cut my fabric (yes, I am one of those!), so this would be perfect for me - ha ha!

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  23. Super cute ladder. Love the idea. Also love the idea of hanging things inside the "holes"

    arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. That is such a cute way to hang your quilts, I think add lights :) Thanks for the chance.

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  25. maybe some little ornaments hanging ever so often from the ladder
    Bonnie
    rbfern@triton.net

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  26. Maybe some family photos, as someone already suggested. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. More quilts would be great - it must look wonderful in your room.

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  29. Make some blocks that would fit behind the ladder so the rungs sort of frame it. Very cute idea. Thanks!!

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  30. Very awesome idea; all you need now are more quilts! -grin- You might put something on some of the vertical rungs, but I think it looks great already. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I think it would look great with twinkle lights -- but that's cuz I LOVE twinkle lights. =)

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  32. Seriously. . I'm SO stealing this idea! I adore adore adore it. I would use it to hang photos and a can for pens or love notes for my fella. Oh you could hang a chack board that you can change notes for the seasons. What a great idea!

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  33. thanks for the give away! a couple of candleholders??

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  34. I would use some greenery garland, and some picks for more interest. Also, if you don't like the greenery, make some large bows and put on the ladder.

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  35. Greenery! Maybe a couple of wreaths for the ends. Although I love the idea of incorporating family pictures or stockings. I want a ladder now! p.s. The rafflecopter is great!

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  36. There's a pin on pinterest of someone using a ladder hung similarly as a bookshelf. If you want to add a few small paperback books onto the shelf, it may be another good storage solution. Looks lovely. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  37. Love the ladder idea! You could hang theme ornaments on it for various holidays.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  38. The ladder is a neat idea!!!
    I would add a handmade santa or 2 on the shelves just sitting:) Could be snowmen to if you like:)

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  39. I would hang some over the top bar too. It's pretty cool. Thanks for participating in the Blog Hop Party.

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  40. I think some Christmas stockings would be a nice addition. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. I think you should add more quilts.

    By the way, I really don't like Rafflecopter. :) Just my two cents.

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  42. More quilts!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  43. I love your ladder and would have great fun decorating it seasonally. I'd hang my prettiest ornaments from it!

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  44. White fairy lights (aka Christmas lights)

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  45. Instead of hanging your stockings by the fireplace, you could hang them from the ladder :) I've thought about buying a ladder for decorative purposes myself, but have no idea how to utilize it...

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  46. I was wondering how bows made out of burlap would look with 1 hanging on each section of the ladder. Thank you for a chance to participate in your giveaway.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I love the ladder. I think a couple more quilts would look nice, but I like it just the way it is!

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  48. I think evergreen and little lights would look festive for Christmas.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

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  49. What about actually painting the entire thing a different color like white? Then everything you add too it will pop more.

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  50. I think adding the framed quilt blocks would be enough. You still want your quilts to be the focal point. Nice job, by the way. Thanks for playing!

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  51. I think it would look cute to have small framed photos in between some of the rungs where there isn't a quilt or banner.

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  52. A string of lights, maybe? Wrapped tightly, not hanging down or anything. :)

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  53. I saw you ladder on another blog today and just LOVE the idea. I think the bunting is fabulous abd I would not add anything other than quilts.

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  54. Little white twinkle lights. Other than that, nothing but quilts. Keep it simple, it will be beautiful.

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  55. Definitely little, twinkly lights!

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  56. garland and lights sound good to me! They will finish it off nicely! :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  57. buttons or lights. I have lights around my tool board. It has a two fold purpose, one I like the lights and 2 when on they tell me the iron is plugged in.

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  58. I love the ladder! What a unique way to show off your quilts. Like many other people who commented, I think little white Christmas lights would add to it. All year round! Thanks!

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  59. Clear fairy lights would be lovely.

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  60. Maybe some family photos? That is such a cute way to display your quilts!

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  61. really love your way of doing the quilts. Nice idea.

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  62. Some ornaments and lights.

    sara_stetson at yahoo.com

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  63. Hi, Chris! :) What about a little cardinal perched on the ladder or stars hanging? BTW rafflecopter is pretty self-explanatory...don't worry about it!! ;)

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  64. Thanks for the chance to some some great fabric:)

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  65. greenery for Christmas sounds like a good idea. Also, the square spaces made by the rungs & sides of the ladder look like frames to me - maybe a mini quilt in each space? thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I love the idea!! I need to make a few more quilts too. I think it looks great. If you want color you could decorate it with the seasons but decorating with quilts is the BEST!

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  67. Those are some pretty quilts already. I'd add lots more in different sizes and colors for interest. If you like vintage clothing, pick up a few things at an antique shop and display them on the ladder. Don't forget about sewing items: spindles and tools attached to the front, old lace draped on the top, pieces of vintage fabrics or old quilts.

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!
    Mary (fleurdelisquilts.blogspot.com)

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  68. Love the ladder! I would make seasonal blocks to go in between the rungs of the ladder. Maybe special ones for birthdays and holidays.

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  69. Ladder looks great! I'm a new follower. Nice to *meet* you. :) I think some lights and maybe a stocking here and there would be cute. So much you could do with it! Thanks for the chance to win! xo

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  70. p.s. unrelated to the giveaway, but my bro., SIL and nephew live in O.P., KS. :)

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  71. The ladder looks great-awesome idea! You could string some ornaments (glass balls) inside each square at different lengths to add some holiday touch. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. A stocking or some gingerbread men!

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  73. Thank you for the giveaway! I think I'd go with pine branches, OR make small wreaths (even quilty ones) to hang from each hook!

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  74. I think you should add big blocks of fabric or color to fill in the spaces between the rungs.

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  75. I also like the idea of lights!

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  76. How about some of your fabric stash on the ladder? I have great yardage that I pull out for table cloths. One day they will grow up to be quilts. What is the pattern on your header? Love your version and use of color!

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  77. You can hang pictures in between the areas that do not have quilts. Thanks. Vivian

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  78. The minimalist in me likes the ladder as is and of course with the 12 blocks in between the rungs will look sweet. WHat a great up-cycle of an old ladder. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  79. What a clever idea -- I love the look of it!! Perhaps a little greenery would "spruce" it up?! :)

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  80. neat idea! i think it could use some twinkle lights - that way it can be pretty all year.

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  81. I would put lights on the top part.Also add two or three wreaths that fir in between the rungs.

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  82. Without a doubt you should have some old doilies showing and how about some vintage tablecloths or embroidery work pieces? So so pretty. I have always wanted a quilt ladder. Merry Christmas and Thanks for a very nice giveaway. Come on over to my blog for my giveaway. :)

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  83. That is such an awesome decorating idea! I think you should add some lights for Christmas! Or maybe as a year-round thing you could do some kind of spotlights on the wall above so they shine down on the quilts!

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  84. I love your ladder.
    I think I would put some real garland along the top with some lights and maybe a few small potpourri sachets hanging from it.

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  85. It needs fabric wrapped around the rungs....Thanks for the chance to win!

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  86. The ladder what a great idea, I would add items that pertained to each season.

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  87. Little baby chalkboards available at the craft store painted pretty and then you can use chalk paint to spell out a word with one letter per chalkboard like NOEL or JOY.

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  88. Cute idea! How about hanging dried flowers or herbs with some antiques like old rusty garden tools. They would fit in with the ladder.

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  89. Looks great! Maybe some greenery... :)

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  90. I think it'd be fun to have some vintage sewing notions hanging- old bias tape, old zippers in the package, etc :) Very cool ladder!

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  91. You could hang glittery paper snowflakes from ribbons on the quilt to give a more festive effect. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  92. How about some Christmas lights during the season?

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  93. I think some xmas ornaments are in order. Maybe some felt or wool ones.

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  94. I'm all about the lights, so I vote for fun LEDs

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  95. that is awesome! you could hang some smaller frames in one or two of the open areas. can't wait to see what you do.

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  96. I think I would make some quiet quilt block to fit inside some of the ladder frames...maybe name blocks or initals or something like that. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  97. I can see a chevron quilt hanging there.

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  98. I think it looks great the way it is.
    wrbontrager at verizon dot net

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  99. I love your ladder! I would maybe add pictures or hoops with fabric in them. Whatever you decide it will be awesome!

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  100. More quilts would be great because the space is large enough to display them.

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  101. Applique a flower, make some 3D leaves, do some marvellous minatures - make them all fit within the rungs of the ladder, it will look like an amazing filmstrip of your quilting and life journey. What a great project you have!

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  102. fun blog hop, lots of new places to see :) Thanks for the giveaway..you need colored christmas lights on that ladder!!
    vickie.van at hotmail.com

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  103. For Christmas I would add greenery and white lights.

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  104. Lights. twinkle lights always make everything better.

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  105. Until the holiday season is over I would put garland and then fill it up with quilts! Love the idea, wish I had enough space. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  106. Perhaps adding some tiny white lights. The ladder is such a great idea. Just think how great looking it will be when you have it filled with quilts! Great giveaway.

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  107. Love the ladder idea - I think I would add lights as well. (I was in Overland Park in Sept - big Kansas wave to ya!)

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  108. I agree with many of the other commenters who have said that adding some photos would be nice. Especially if you have old ones!

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  109. I have never seen the ladder used horizontal. I like it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. I think some holly would look nice during the holidays! Maybe tied up with red ribbon?

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  111. A seasonal wall hanging would be a good thing for your ladder.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  112. I think some mini quilts or handmde tea towels would also look nice on the ladder. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  113. oh, I immediately thought similar to others here....make blocks that fit in the ladder holes :)

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  114. maybe some shadow boxes or mini quilts between some of the rungs. What a fun idea. Thanks.

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  115. I love lights, so I'd add lights. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  116. Yoyos... Cool fabrics = would look great inside my mailbox!!!

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  117. For year round I would make individual quilt blocks and mount them between the ladder steps.

    For Christmas, I would put little decorated wreaths between the ladder steps.

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  118. I LOVE the ladder idea! So cute! I think lights would definitely be cute! During the holidays, you could add ornaments or stockings as well!

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  119. I would add some photos scattered about and possibly a book or two.

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  120. Love the ladder! So clever! I think photos would be great to add!

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  121. Maybe a small ornament hanging in each space. You could change them out with each season.

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  122. Garland, I would wrap garland around the top.

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  123. You could give visualize relief by placing table runners that hang at different lengths in between each quilt. Kinda so your eye goes Up down Up down across the ladder rungs. Neat idea!

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  124. I think you ean to dress it up for Christmas. You could go all out & wrap lights around the rungs. Or simply loop garland and hang some ornaments or candy canes from it. It is an awesome ladder - what a great idea you had. Thanks for the chance to win lovely charms and Merry Christmas.

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  125. Love this fabric..thanks for being so generous.

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  126. A favorite saying above it, family pictures where quilts aren't, and lights. Thanks for the giveaway and merry christmas!

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  127. Love the Ladder! I agree with others...greenery...with small while lights thru it.

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

    Merry CHRISTmas Blessings!!

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  128. thanks for the chance to win!

    lindapawlak@verizon.net

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  129. What would look good on the ladder would be embroidered hearts and birds hanging in the little spaces, do enter me in your lovely give awayx

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  130. How about hanging your Christmas stockings from it right now? I like this idea and it looks great on your wall! !
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  131. For Christmas, some lights and a touch of garland. For year round, how about a vine to grow along the top. I think pictures would look great in the squares! What a great idea! I may have to look for a ladder or have my husband make one :) Merry Christmas :)

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  132. Definitely some lights. That would be so festive. You could also hang Christmas ornaments or cards. Love your idea.

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  133. I love the ladder! You might try hanging some smaller quilted items (mug rugs? table runners?) from some of the top sides, to create more balance.

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  134. What a clever idea! There is so much room on a ladder. I'd probably hang some greenery across the top and then hang some pretty glass ornaments too. Heck, I'd probably add white Christmas lights too but then I do tend to go over the top sometimes!

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  135. I think it needs more quilts. I also have been looking for a cute way to show off my quilts.

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  136. That ladder is a great idea! Small stuff animals, lights, peppermints, ornaments?

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  137. I think I would make quilt blocks of differing size and frame them like pictures, then hang them above, inside and below the ladder. Still hang some quilts on the ladder, maybe unfold one and hang it at the end. Oh the options are endless! Spot light on it would be good to, or maybe some small track lighting on the actual ladder to shine down??
    lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  138. Lights might be a good idea. Cast a glow on the quilts.

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  139. I love them as they are... but if you really wanted to 'highlight' them, why not use LED strips along the ladder which can be bought very cheaply now, you can attach them along the back of the runner and a soft glow will be cast along the ladder...

    I do love the idea of using a ladder as a picture rail though, more ideas please?
    J

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  140. I've commented on all the blogs visited sofar, and I will comment on yours too. Greetings from Ontario, canada. I think lights will be a nice addition to the ladder. Thanks for a nice giveaway.

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  141. Lights and garland for Christmas.

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  142. I think a climbing vine would look cool if you're open to the idea of using plants. Something that you could train to grow up through and around each step on the ladder.

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  143. I love the bunting you have and the idea of blocks above it so if you plan to hang more quilts from the ladder, I wouldn't add another dang thing. The ladder itself is rustic and simplistic so I would keep the decor of it the same. That's how I roll, though. :)

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  144. I LOVE this! It's perfect! I like the idea of framing quilt blocks above, and adding some little lights :)

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  145. More quilts, of course.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  146. I'm already a follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  147. How about hanging a garland of hearts? That would be beautiful!

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  148. No problem with the rafflecopter but the ladder??? I don't know can you find a fireman to hang on it. That is sure to make any room more attractive. Wink Wink

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  149. Love your ladder - I think a few sparkly lights would do the trick.. Sorry I do not know how to work the copter - so may have made a whoopsie there. Love your giveaway..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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  150. I love the ladder, it looks great! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  151. The contest says over, but it just turned the 16th. Thanks for the chance to win!

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