Saturday, 25 August 2012

Giveaway! Woohoo!

 In case you haven’t heard… there’s a big blog hop giveaway party going on thanks to Quilting Gallery. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate that my little blog has reached 200 followers. That’s super exciting in my world!

So want to know what’s on offer? Oh I ummed and ahhed over what to offer up as a giveaway prize… can I bear to part with this charm pack? Should I keep it? Really, am I going to use it or just look at it and pet it occasionally? Shouldn’t I share it with someone who will make something fabulous? And so on and so forth. Aren’t you glad you don’t live in my brain? It’s exhausting! But I have decided to part with this bit of lovely fabric goodness, that only recently arrived in my possession (which perhaps makes it easier to part with).

Pure CP

So on offer for this giveaway – a charm pack of Pure by Sweetwater – which is getting harder to find these days. See my dilemma on giving it up? But no,I’m staying strong. It’s on my blog, that makes it real.

And to sweeten the deal, I’m also offering 4 of my paper pieced patterns in PDF form. That’s all of the transport patterns so far.

Transport patterns
If you’re a bit of a paper piecing fanatic (I refuse to say addict, fanatic has a much nicer ring to it!), pop over to my Patterns page for a bunch of paper piecing – both free and for purchase. You might also like to check out the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop which is wrapping up soon – with a linky party for paper pieced projects. More giveaways. Just saying.

So how do you win this little giveaway of mine? You have two chances! And everyone is welcome -  I will post internationally.

1. Leave me a comment. Any comment but if you need a topic, how about some ideas on what you’d like to see for a new paper pieced pattern.

2. Leave me a separate comment if you are a follower of my blog – both old and new are welcome!

I will have random.org pick a winner on the 4th September (Aussie time). Please make sure I have an email address to contact you on if you happen to be the winner! Good luck!!

So feeling lucky? Pop over to Quilting Gallery and check out some of the other blogs that are having giveaways. The full list of participating blogs will be posted on Sunday August 26th, shortly after midnight. Have fun storming the castle! ;)

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325 comments:

  1. Sorry to say but I am a paper piece addict!!!
    Happy Sewing
    Patti

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  2. Pure is a fabric line that I missed out on completely - much to my dismay. Thanks so much for the chance to win it and the adorable patterns!

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  3. I am a happy follower of your blog :-) Thanks for the extra chance.

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  4. Maybe your transport set of PP patterns needs a boat? Would round it off nicely!

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  5. I've been looking for a squirrel.

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  6. Anything with paper piecing is always fun -- I especially retro themed patterns!

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  7. I follow you through Google Reader!

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  8. I do like paper piecing and have done a bit of it. I like complex patterns that look so fabulous when done. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  9. Fantastic giveaway! I love the Pure collection. I made Master 2 a quilt with it when he was a wee baby :)

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  10. I am a loyal follower of your wonderful blog :)

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  11. HI! I have never seen that charm pack so I am intrigued...thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I am also a follower of your blog...love it!thanks!

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  13. I'd love to see a paper piecing pattern for a horse or other farm animals.

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  14. I am a follower with RSS and Google reader!

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  15. I'm a new follower, also very new to paper piecing. I've only started following you since the start of the blog hop.

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  16. My son is about to turn 4 & I've been searching for a dragon pattern to turn in to a library bag for him. If the dragon is breathing fire he would be thrilled! Thanks for the chance to win:-)

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  17. I would love to win a charm pack, it may just give me some much needed inspiration to get quilting again :) Thankyou for the chance.

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  18. I am also a follower of your blog :)

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  19. I just love this fabric ! thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Wow, 200 followers - way to go Kristy! I do like that fire engine block. What a shame my boys are grown up now! I know I struggled to find dragon patterns that weren't too childish, maybe you could have a crack at a dragon!

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  21. I have discovered a love of paper piecing and would love to add these four to my collection (and of course a girl can never have too much fabric!).

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  22. I am a fairly new follower but I really enjoy your posts.

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  23. I'm a novice paper piecer! how about some bird patterns next???

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  24. yay for 200+ followers!! And yay for your giveaway fo hard to giveaway fabric!! Would love to see a dragonfly as a pattern - I love dragonfies!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. I ama follower - yay! I am a very terrified beginner of paper piecing but I am slowly learning how to do it. Your patterns would be great to win!!!

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  26. My eldest son is crazy about London so maybe a red phone booth or red double decker bus - or even the tower bridge.

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  27. would you believe that I wasn't actually a follower? I am now though.

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  28. Thanks for offering the chance to win that great fabric. If I win it, I promise to love it as much as you do...and I will use it.

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  29. I am already a follower. Love to read your blog.

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  30. I follow your wonderful blog.

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  31. I love the Pure collection. I got some yardage of one of the texty pure prints from my LQS and I loved it. I used it in my texting while sewing block entry.

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  32. I'd love a school bus pattern...my son loves them :)

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  33. I would like a paper-pieced bunny!!

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  34. Pure is one of those fabric lines that I missed when it came out. I decided too late that I really liked it and now, you're right, there is not much of it available.

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  35. I follow your blog. I've been loving the paper piecing hop.

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  36. Don't care what your new pattern is as long as its fun and funky like all your other ones are :-)

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  37. Ummm do I follow you????
    ... of course I do :-)

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  38. I love paper piecing. I like cute little patterns, anything kitschy or vintage looking I guess.

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  39. I follow you on Google Reader

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  40. Congrats on 200 followers, of which I am one!

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  41. I haven't done a lot of paper piecing, but I'ld love to try some Halloween patterns. Thanks for the giveaway, Kristy!

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  42. Congrats on 200 followers. I am happily one of them. :)

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  43. I recently became a follower of your blog (through the Practically Paper Piecing Blog Hop.) And I am a paper piecing junkie! Yay! In case you need to reach me (hope I win, hope I win!) I am at cls47@prodigy.net

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  44. I am looking for shoe patterns of all kinds.

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  45. I am a follower :) And a fellow paper piecing fanatic ;)

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  46. A girlfriend and I were talking the other day and she told me she would REALLY like to see a 4WD PP pattern, because her boys are obsessed with 4WDs and she hasn't found *anything* like that online.

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  47. I have been an email follower, and am now a google follower! Congrats on the 200+ followers!!

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  48. I love paper piecing. How about some topiary patterns....

    susie
    legato1958@aol.com

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  49. I love the charm pack. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Great giveaway. More paper-pieced animals. Thanks.

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  51. I'm a follower - receive your posts by email. Thanks.

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  52. I am a follower thanks for the great give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  53. I am new to paper piecing your site is actually what got me intrested in trying it out it has been more fun and easier than I thought it would be.Thank=you for the great give away.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  54. My friend told me about your site and I have been having a good time learning how to paper piece.Thanks for the give away it is very nice.Gil
    onehitters20@yahoo.com

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  55. I am a new e-mail follower Thank-you Gil
    onehitters20@yahoo.com

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  56. I paper piece wonky log cabins..not sure why I use the paper exactly but it somewhat helps...Not quite sure what I'd like to attempt.....
    Thanks for the giveaway =D

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  57. I'm also one of the crazy followers of your blog. Thanks again =D

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  58. I haven't done a lot of paper peicing and would like to do more. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  59. I have never paper pieced before. Sounds hard!

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  60. Congratulations on your follower milestone. I'm a huge fan of paper piecing...I don't get how to make my own though and am in awe of those who know how to do it! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  61. I am a follower and want to thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful "prize"
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  62. I've done a little paper piecing and enjoyed it! I just don't have the courage to make large projects requiring a lot of it.

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway. Paper peicing...I am just learning it

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  64. i wont to learn to quilt on my machine

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  65. I would love a paper-pieced VW bug :)

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  66. I am just getting into paper piecing! These patterns are so cute!

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  67. I am just learning to do paper piecing. Love the patterns

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  68. I'm pretty new to paper piecing. I would like some patterns for leaves. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  69. What a lovely giveaway. I love paper-piecing and would love to have a pattern for a wonky house. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  70. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  71. Pure is such a great line of fabric - thanks for parting with it!

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  72. I am seeing all the paper piecing going on and feeling like I need to join in. I would love to see a paper pieced kayak. Maybe going over a waterfall :)

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  73. I am also a happy follower of your blog.

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  74. I promise to pet your charm pac of Pure for you (before using it:) How about a paper pieced alphabet?

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  75. Thank you for the giveaway! I really like that helicopter block, as well as your pieced herringbone blocks!

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  76. Very cute transport paper piecing. I would love to see a tractor paper piecing pattern as my hubby's family is all farmers. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  77. I haven't tried paper piecing yet. I know!! I think it's amazing what blocks are created with the technique, so I don't know why I haven't started. I like girly stuff & vintage things. Even sewing themes would be fun paper pieced.

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  78. Ohhhh.... Pure was the fabric I used for my very first quilt. I totally fell in love with it but you're right. It's hard to come by these days :)

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  79. I'm a long-time follower :) just been bad at keeping up the past 3 weeks due to starting a new work and being so exhausted at night from sorting all the inputs I get....

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  80. what a fantastic giveaway! I've got a few FQs of Pure which I bought when i first learnt to sew. I've been looking for a charm pack or layer cake ever since and can't find one!

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  81. Love your red herring pattern. I would love some paper pieced kitchen items.

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  82.  Thank you for the chance to win such a great prize.



     

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  83. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance! Have a Happy Day! :)

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  84. Congratulations! Seeing how I've not tried paper piecing yet, winning your patterns might be an incentive to do so. :)

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  85. Ohh I'm scared of paper piecing so please no patterns for me - I have 2 patterns for blocks in a QAL and I need to tackle them and if there are too many I might just never convince myself it can't be thath bad. I mean it really can't be it's just in my head ... I can drive a tractor with trailer backwards around a corner how much harder can paper piecing be?
    Thank you for parting with one of your treasures!

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  86. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you so much!!!

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  87. How about some paper pieced owls?? x

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  88. I am a paper piecing novice & a little scared of attempting it. I have been following the Paper Piecing blog hop with interest & hope to gather the courage to attempt a small project soon. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  89. And I'm a happy follower of your blog, via email. Thanks!

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  90. I'm working on a robot quilt for my friend's second baby, due in December. Would love to see a fun robot paper pieced pattern! Thanks!

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  91. I'm super duper deathly afraid of paper piecing!!

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  92. I love paper piecing. What I would love is to have a fox or squirrel pattern. Would just be great for my next project.

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  93. Those transport patterns would be so cute in a gift of for a boy, but how about something for girls? Like a princess or a castle? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  94. i wont to learn to paper pierce thanks

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  95. I bought a paper piecing pattern a few years ago but have never opened it. I should do that, huh? It would open up a whole new world of sewing/quilting!! I totally understand your dilemma in not wanting to part with your charm pack, but I'm so happy to have the chance to win it!

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  96. I have yet to try paper piecing, I've seen alot of it in blogland but haven't jumped into the fray yet.
    Thank you for the chance to take the plunge and for the fabric.

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  97. Are there paper piecing patterns for lighthouses? I'm new to paper piecing so I haven't looked at many patterns yet. I love lighthouses!

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  98. An airplane from the top so that you see both wings and it could really be ANY kind of airplane? I have never tried paper piecing, but my son is in the military in aircraft and it would be super fun to make him a quilt for Christmas.

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  99. Thank you for a chance to win your lovely giveaway.

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  100. I'm happy to see the new surge in paper piecing! I'd like to see more designs for holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, plus there are never too many Christmas cuties!

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  101. Sew nice! Love that collection. NIce prizes.

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  102. I'd love to see a Police car! Thanks for the chance to win that sweet charm pack and adorable patterns!

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  103. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!!

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway! I have no suggestions I'm afraid, I still need to bite the bullet and give it a go - I promise that I will if I win!

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  105. I'm a follower too, I love reading your posts even if I don't always comment.

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  106. Congratulations on 200!!! The paper pieced patterns are darling.

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  107. I'd like to see some paper piecing that works with negative space.

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  108. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  109. I've never paper pieced at all before, so these could get me started.

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  110. I am a new happy follower, thank you for the chance to win :)

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  111. I love to do paper piecing, I am currently working on a civil war quilt which is paper peiced.

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  112. I have never done any paper piecing, but I would definitely give it a try if I won. The charm pack is great, too. Thanks! :)

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  113. I am a brand new follower of your fantastic blog!

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  114. Have never paper-pieced! Yipes!! did I say that ouloud??? yeah..it's true....never have done any. :( Wanna learn tho! Soooo, would be sooo cool if I win...will have NO excuse to try! Right? LOL

    Thanks for chance to win! :)

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  115. Just became a new Follower too! :) (maybe this will encourage me to be brave & try paper-piecing! YAY! lol Maybe!

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  116. I am a PPing nut case! Love it above all other forms a quilting. I am into the pictorial/landscape phase, and would love to see more of that. Thank you for the great giveaway.

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  117. I would love to win the transport paper piecing for my great nephews. And the fabric is wonderful.
    quilting[dash]lady[at]comcast[dot]net

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  118. My idea: Aussie animals!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail. com

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  119. I follow via email.

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  120. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance

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  121. I've just recently started experimenting with paper piecing and have lots to learn...I still get some of my flips backwards no matter how hard a try...one day...I will master paper piecing!!!

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  122. I had the same problem trying to figure out what to give away, and I where it is exhausting. Lol. :) I love your patterns! They are all so wonderful! I don't have any suggestions, just keep going. You're way more creative than me in coming up with these. :)

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  123. I am super new to paper piecing. Just completed my first block today! It was so challenging and fun all rolled into one!

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  124. New Follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  125. Thanks for the giveaway! As for paper piecing I was searching for some zoo animals recently and couldn't find any that I liked. I like your patterns they are clean and crisp. I will have to try them. I'd also love to see a tutorial on how to create our own paper pieced patterns. I don't know if I could actually do it, but I'd like to understand the fundamentals behind pattern making.

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  126. I'm a new follower and looking forward to the great posts.

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  127. I am a new follower, and look forward to getting to know you.

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  128. As soon as I saw your giveaway, I had to say "Be Still my Heart". I am newish to quilting, and LOVE Sweetwater. I have a little bit of this fabric, but would so love that charm pack! Thank you for the great giveaway. For paper piecing, I am a sucker for teacups/teapots.

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  129. I love houses, so perhaps a little town with some whimsical trees?

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  130. it must be very hard to part with that gorgeous little charm pack - you are very strong - but I'd love to help you out !!

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  131. I love paper piecing! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

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  132. I enjoy paper piecing. My daughter plays camogie (irish hurling for girls) and I could do with a pattern to use for making her kit bag.

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  133. I´m always looking for paper pieced cats!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  134. How about a barbecue paper-piecing pattern? I am always on the lookout for patterns for men and that would suit the bill nicely.

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  135. That is such a lovely charm pack. How about a paper pieced snowflake?

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  136. Oh look at you changing the world one paper pieced pattern at a time. Congrats! So great to see you are spreading your love and enthusiasm.

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  137. I think a donkey pattern would be awesome. Oh hang on... ;)

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  138. A lighthouse paper would be cool to see.

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  139. I love paper piecing! Just recently did a panda and a turtle!

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  140. Though I'm an avid sewer, I am a new quilter, so I have yet to try paper piecing. On to the next challenge! It really looks interesting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  141. I'm a new GFC follower named gibberish
    bandkgram at hotmail dot ca

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  142. I like your transportation patterns. I love to paper piece. I think more patterns for boys, maybe some jungle animals would be good.

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  143. I do like paperpiecing, but only little bits at a time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  144. I love paper piecing. I would love a rainbow paper pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  145. Thank you for the giveaway. I haven't tried paper piecing yet as I started sewing this year and it is on my to try list. I would quite like a pengguin design though.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  146. I want to do some paper piecing and I like your Red Herring pattern, I think I'll try that.

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  147. need some inspiration for a tinker bell fan....????

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  148. gfc follower
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  149. I don't think I could have parted with this charm pack. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  150. I enjoy paper piecing. Love the transportation designs you have. I have paper pieced an airplane and a light house in the past. Thanks for the charm pack giveaway.

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  151. OOOHHH! I love Pure! I had a charm pack that I used to make the beginnings of a quilt for ME, I loved it so much. I couldn't find any more of the fabric anywhere to make it larger. I would love to win this!

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  152. I love the fabric and the patterns. I have a little boy who loves all things transportation so they would be a big hit :)

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  153. I love the paper piecing patterns. Perfect for a boy quilt and my sister has 8 boy grand babies, just one girl;)

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