Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fat Quarter Shop :: blogger's choice bundle

 That's my name on a Fat Quarter Shop bundle!  This is exciting stuff.  Fat Quarter Shop contacted me and asked if I'd like to create a custom bundle for their shop.  I just couldn't say no--this is one of my favorite parts of quilting, pulling fabrics to put together.
...And then when I actually started looking at fabrics, I realized this is kind of hard.  There's so much pressure, what if they don't look good together--fabric shopping on the computer is tricky.  I made my choices (this was actually months ago), and I kind of forgot all about it, until this bundle arrived on my doorstep a few weeks ago.  

When I opened the package, it was so fun to see them in person.   I tried to pick some colors that I wouldn't usually pick (the bright blue and the black) and I actually love them.  A refreshing mix, that I think have a fall-ish vibe to them.

Speaking of fall, I really want to make a Halloween quilt, and many of these prints would be perfect in a Halloween quilt...only problem is, I cannot settle on a pattern.  I have several Ghastlies prints that I would really like to use, but I just haven't felt like I know what to do with them...

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So... I have a bundle to share with one of you.  Just leave a comment with a pattern you like, or one that would work well for Halloween, or just leave a comment and I'll pick a winner on Monday (Nov 3).  

My bundle can be purchased here.

113 comments:

  1. there's one i've been looking at is called barn bats by Elizabeth Hartman, you'll have to google it, i think it's cute for halloween. Great fabric pull bundle by the way, i love the color combo.

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  2. That's a beautiful bundle- I love blues and oranges together. You made some good picks!

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  3. Love the blue prints in your bundle. Good luck on your Halloween prints, but I just don't go there so I can't help.

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  4. I like whatever pattern you like. :)

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  5. Very interesting combination! I can only imagine the time and effort it took to put that bundle together.

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  6. What a fun combination! I can imagine how hard it would be to put together a FQ bundle! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  7. How about a modern flying geese quilt?

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  8. I just bought pow wow from cluck cluck sew. Love that pattern, thanks for the giveaway

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  9. Wicked windmills? Otherwise known as pinwheels, but that's not very Halloween. CDahlgren at live dot com

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  10. I'm afraid I'm not much help on the Halloween Quilt, other than thinking some that I saw out there were really cute. I knew I wasn't going to be sewing one, so I didn't pay that much attention, sorry. Your bundle is very cool and how exciting to be asked to put your name on one! Thanks for the giveaway! Magistra13@yahoo.com

    Beth

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  11. I am not sewing for Halloween as we don't have the tradition to celebrate it here in Switzerland. But I saw this cute quilt http://www.modabakeshop.com/2013/05/wobbly-web-layer-cake-throw.htmland just thaught of it seeing your fabrics. Could be a great version!
    Love your bundle too!

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  12. I like this pattern called Creepy Crawlies http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/content_downloads/CREEPY_CRAWLIES.pdf

    Renragjd at gmail dot com

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  13. I would love to use the bats pattern by Elizabeth Hartman or a curvy flying geese block by Sew Kind of Wonderful as part of their Curve it up challenge. lovely fabrics you heave chosen for your curated bundle.

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  14. how exciting, thankyou. If I am lucky enough to win, I would use the fabrics for flying geese. I have never made them before!

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  15. Love your blog and thanks for the opportunity to participate in the give away! :)
    I am working on Christmas projects for gifts and would use some of the great fabrics for it.
    Thanks again!
    Tom
    tomdcranford@yahoo.com

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  16. I don't know if I would do a straight up Halloween pattern, but I've been making geese like crazy and I think these would be awesome for that!

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  17. I would love to see these beautiful fabrics in a dresdan plate.

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  18. Wow, what a beautiful bundle! I'm currently working on the 'Night Sky' pattern from Thimbleblossoms and love it. I think it would look great with Halloween/Autumn colors, too. Or you can make a Maple Leaf quilt (always a good choice).

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  19. We don't celebrate the Halloween, but I like very much this style and patterns.

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  20. Your choices are great!! I saw quite a few really nice Halloween wall hangings, table runners and some quilts lately in blogland. I could see that these would look awesome in a pinwheel pattern.

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  21. I have been seeing some pretty maple leaf quilts lately! That would be fun! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I love the idea of a flying geese pattern with these .... Positives and negatives. Nice choices

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  23. Very pretty bundle. I cannot pull fabrics together like that. Bundles are the only way I feel safe about an outcome of a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  24. I would love to make a plus quilt, and maybe with these fabrics it looks cute for Halloween.

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  25. I´m not much of a Halloween person but I do love those colours! Thanks!

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  26. I've been wanting to make a Halloween quilt too, but I can't decide on a pattern. Maybe I should read the comments you get later.

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  27. I love the blues! I would do a triangle or hexagon quilt and use it all fall :)

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  28. I like your choices - very cheerful. Don't know what I would make, but I am sure I would put it to good use! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  29. Fussy cut the Ghastlies prints. Put edges around them and set them all wonky (not at the same ankle on point).
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  30. Beautiful, luscious fabrics! For a Halloween quilt, I would do free form (or modern) log cabin and fussy cut centers of special prints/characters. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  31. A spiderweb quilt would be appropriate for Halloween! I like the colors you picked.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway. The bundle is really nice-I think I would try one of the maple leaf patterns with this fabric.

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  33. How about the "bats" pattern that looks like the houndstooth ?

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  34. 'Every Which Way' by Cornelia Pramendorfer might work. It would highlight your special fabrics without looking too busy. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  35. i have an idea in the back go my brain that uses b/w QST. I always though they look like bats.

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  36. that sure is a fun bunch of fabric!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  37. I think, if you made a lonestar quilt with the diamonds having stripes on the top, it could look like a spider web without being too halloweeny. Just an idea!

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  38. I just made a Halloween quilt out of the Thimble Blossoms Red Letter Day pattern.

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  39. I think this would be a very hard task -- and the pressure on top of it, glad it was you and not me! I think you did a great job -- they look lovely together.

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  40. I have been wanting to make fractured by Kathy doughty. It would be great with these colors

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  41. Barn Bats! It's a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. That would be so cute. And convenient, too, since it looks like it takes equal amounts of each fabric.

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  42. I love your selection! I do not have a pattern suggestion, but I think a quilt with various "carved" pumpkin faces would be adorable -- something more cute than scary!

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  43. I just made a simple little Halloween quilt -- the pattern is Neighborhood Charm Quilt at the Moda Bakeshop. All those houses reminded me of trick-or-treating. Your fabric bundle is nice -- I like the addition of black!

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  44. Gorgeous bundle. The colors go great together! Love all the inspiration I find on blogs like this!

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  45. What I loe about this bundle is that it is not only Halloween! It would make a great quilt for the Fall! Love the color selections together.

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  46. I love the bundle, you did a good job. I'm not a big Halloween fan, but I think those fabrics would look wonderful in a Yellow Brick Road quilt or even a something simple like a sixteen patch.

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  47. Love the bundle! I really want to try 8-Point Stars. FQS has a great free pattern I'm itching to try. :)

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  48. I love the colors in your bundle.

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  49. Beautiful colors! For Halloween, I think any pattern where you stitch and then slash it would be appropriate- like a disappearing nine patch.
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  50. right now i love the disappearing envelope block from Jennie Doan.

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  51. Pretty bundle! I want to make the barn bats by Elizabeth Hartman for halloween one day!

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  52. I thought zig-zag for these colors!

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  53. Congratulations on being able to put together your very own bundle and get your name on it to boot! That's exciting!
    I've had my eye on The Spider Web Block by Bakersfield Modern Quilts. I'll bet you'd make an awesome quilt or table runner with your spooky fabrics!

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  54. I've never been a huge halloween fan, plus my high school's colors were orange and black, ho hum. But this collection is NOT ho hum! Very nice selection, you have great taste!

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  55. Wow-seeing your name on a FQS label must have been thrilling, I might try a dwell mini with a few Halloween appliqués. I kind of can relate to how difficult it is to choose fabrics when there are so many choices, you did a smashing job!

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  56. HI+CONGRATS TO YOU!SUCH A NEAT BUNDLE!LOVING ALL THE PINWHEEL BLOCKS!THANKS FOR A GREAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  57. I'd keep this simple to let the fabrics show, like with half square triangles or something. Awesome bundle!

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  58. "Bright Birch Trees" by AmandaJean of Crazy Mom Quilts.
    It's scrappy so you could cut all your prints into itsy bitsy 1.5 to 2.5" pieces and make trees, spliced into a solid background.
    Thank you so much for the chance at your beautifully selected bundle.

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  59. This is more "fall" than Halloween, but how about the traditional maple leaf pattern? Lights/oranges on a dark blue/black background? sarah@forrussia.org

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  60. Beautiful fabric selection! I'm at a loss for a Halloween quilt pattern though.

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  61. My favorite pattern will always be the nine patch. When I was ten it was my first quilt and I still have it. That was 52 years ago.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  62. I love anything with a half-square triangle. Love the colors.

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  63. Love your bundle- love love the colors! I'm not sure about Halloween quilt patterns though.... Good luck choosing one!

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  64. I am on a 60degree triangle quilt kick. They are so fun to make

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  65. love the bundle! As for the pattern, sometimes simple patchwork is great!
    Jessicadodd01@hotmail.com

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  66. One of my favorite Halloween quilts that I have seen was made out of large hexagons. I think it was quilted with spiderwebs!

    Beautiful bundle!

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  67. I love Moder Maple quilt pattern... Plus then it becomes a fall quilt and can stay out in November too!

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  68. You want a Halloween pattern from your set, not sure I can do that unless I piece pumpkins, 2in squares, then go from there. Really I was thinking it looked like a nice Granny Square bundle.

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  69. Great bundle! I like the light blue one with the raindrops? leaves? on it. All of them would look amazing in my scrappy tumbling blocks EPP quilt.

    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  70. Great bundle! I like the light blue one with the raindrops? leaves? on it. All of them would look amazing in my scrappy tumbling blocks EPP quilt.

    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  71. What a beautiful bundle of fabrics. I love the contrasts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  72. What beautiful fabrics. I am going to try a half-square triangle sampler pattern. I've just started quilting and thought this would help learn what I can do with a half-square triangle. (speddar at hotmail dot com)

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  73. Great fabric picks! I think a chevron or herringbone pattern would work well for those prints.

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  74. How exciting that you got to do a bundle. I love the blogger bundles from FQS!

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  75. I love your bundle! Great picks!

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  76. Those fabrics look beautiful together! I think my new favorite idea for quilting is tessellations. I love modern quilts with a geometric bent.

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  77. I think that would be cool in a zig zag pattern with a neutral as the other half of all the squares. To balance and emphasize the brights.

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  78. Not sure about a pattern really but I do love those colors!

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  79. McCall's has a simple runner would be cool with these neat fabrics.
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Monster_Munchies_FREE_Halloween_Table_Runner_Quilt_Pattern
    Lola

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  80. What about a Mini Swoon? That could look amazing with oranges and blacks etc :)

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  81. I like the Swoon pattern and have bought it but haven't had the time to make it yet. This bundle would work perfectly. I agree, actually making one of these must be difficult.

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  82. This is a really cute Halloween mini quilt, which is easily enlarged by adding more bats.
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2012/10/barn-bats-halloween-mini.html

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  83. I think a French braided table runner would look great with this fabric.

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  84. Such pretty colors... the orange/peach ones remind me of sorbet!

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  85. I would male a chevron stripe table runner. So easy and it really highlights the prints and colors.

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  86. I made a pixelated pumpkin pillow this fall, which some of those oranges would work well in.

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  87. I would make some pumpkin napkins and placemats

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  88. I like Barn Bats by Elizabeth Hartman. Too fun.

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  89. Love the bundle and
    Fat Quarter Shop! Not sure about what pattern I would choose to use the fabric for.. they have a lot in their shop and in the quilt magazines they sell.

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  90. At the moment I'm loving churn dash quilts!

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  91. I saw a really cool kaleidoscope Halloween quilt I'd like to make.

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  92. I think some of those fabrics would make pretty fall leaves. I've seen quite a few quilts that feature fall leaves, either pieced, paper pieced, or appliqued.

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  93. Very pretty fabric bundle. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Nice bundle! What about a donut quilt - they are a nice treat

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  95. Love this combination of fabrics. It would make a great quilt!

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  96. How about a traditional log cabin in non-traditional blues and oranges?

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  97. I love the prints/colors you have chosen in this bundle. I personally wouldn't make a halloween quilt but i think these colors would work for a variety of quilts!

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  98. I have been wanting to make Elizabeth Hartmans Cat quilt!

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  99. Great bundle! Thanks so much for th chance to win!

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  100. <3 the bundle! The fabrics really go well with one another.

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  101. LOVE your Choices! Never made anything Halloween...but I think these fabvrics would make a some cool Pinwheels!! OR Tumblers too!

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  102. You could always make a really cool spider web quilt, this gal is making tutorials, you can just make several or enlarge the pattern,
    http://scrapatches.blogspot.gr/2014/10/spider-web-quilt-along-2014-cutting-and.html
    Oh and Congratulations on getting to make your own bundle, so cool!

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  103. Great fabric choices! I don't think I could pull a bundle--I'd be second guessing myself forever & a day. Thanks for the chance to win. (I love spider web quilts.0

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  104. OH! these are beautiful fabrics you pulled.

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  105. This bundle is so pretty it will look great with any pattern!

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  106. Really hard to choose prints. I don't think I could do it! These are beautiful.

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  107. it would love great in just about any pattern, my fave is Dresden plate don't think that would work but it might

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  108. Disappearing nine patch is a pattern that seems to work well for many different fabrics. I like mine kind of scrappy so I would feature your bundle fabrics but also add others.

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  109. That's a super cute bundle! I have no pattern suggestions -- I think I'm only going to manage to make three quilts this year. :}

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