Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!

Hip Hip Hooray!!! It's Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!!!!

I came up with my Give Away gift idea when I received so many wonderful comments about my Very Merry Merry Go Round Quilt during the last Bloggers Quilt Festival. It's those wonderful Queen of The May blocks that make it so much fun! Imagine them on cushions, table runners or a feature on a skirt.

So to help you on your way to making some Queen of the May Blocks I'm giving away a set templates. These are made by Material Obsession and result in a 12 inch circle. I'll include some instructions and tips.
Your templates will always be safe and cosy in this little pouch I made for them.
And so you can see what you are making you'll receive a cute little doll quilt featuring a Queen of the May block.

So what do you have to do to win this fun give away?

1) Leave a comment and answer this easy question...

What is your favourite sewing/crafting accessory or equipment? Could it be an unpicker, a Go! Baby cutter, an heirloom thimble, a lucky crochet hook?

2) My super fabulous followers get to leave another comment!!

I'll ship world wide!!

Normally I enjoy replying to comments by email but past experience has taught me that Giveaway Day can get pretty busy!!! So I'll thank you all now for taking the time to visit my part of the blogosphere, I wish you all luck and hope everyone wins something!!



This Giveaway is now closed. The biggest Thank You to everyone who entered and left such wonderful comments!!! The next Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day is in May, I already have some fun ideas brewing...

Sew Mama Sew Give Away Day!

357 comments

  1. I love my Go Baby Cutter for sure the best! thanks!

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  2. I am a follower too! thank you!

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  3. My fave sewing room item is chocolate. It makes the sewer run fabulously!

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I am a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I love my fabric scissors!Love to cut fabric even sometimes it takes a log time till I do it! Thanks so much!

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  6. I am a happy follower! This block is really beautiful!Thanks for the chance.

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  7. I love all my rulers! I have quite a few & each seems useful for something!

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  8. I'm a follower! Love your prize!

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  9. My favourite notions would be my quilting rulers and acrylic templates. I love how precisely they have been manufactured, their heavy feel... I just love stuff that works well and is easy to handle: tools, notions, knives, anything. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  10. My favourite notions would be my quilting rulers and acrylic templates. I love how precisely they have been manufactured, their heavy feel... I just love stuff that works well and is easy to handle: tools, notions, knives, anything. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  11. My favorite tool has to be my rotary cutter--and rulers--definitely the most used. But they are definitely aided by having a large table for a cutting area! (Your giveaway prize is fantastic! Your quilt is so lovely--love those circles!)

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  12. Well, I love my little handle that holds my ruler while I'm using my rotary cutter. Let's just say I had a little mishap awhile back...ouch! Thank you for the give away chance.

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  13. What a fab giveaway! Thank you for sharing :) My bestest sewing help ever in the whole wide world is my seam ripper! Honestly I've used it soooo much making Christmas gifts!

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  14. Oh Rachael! I LOVE all this!! Your mini quilt is adorable!! And I must have a set of those templates!!!! My favourite sewing accessory would be my pin cushion I received as a gift from lovely Mary! I look at it and use it every day! It keeps all my needles and pins safe and off the floor. Therefore they stay OUT of my husband's feet!

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  15. I have a pair of small scissors that my mum brought me nearly 17 years ago...they are still sharps as they only cut threads.....

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  16. I love your blog....I am a newish follower

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  17. My favorite sewing accessory is my mp3 player and a good audio book. Listening while I sew, I stay on task longer because I don't want to stop the story.

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  18. I am a follower of your blog (and thankful for two chances to win your wonderful giveaway).

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  19. Oh Rachael what a wonderful give away. I love your quilt and have been thinking about getting the template set. How fantastic to win it and your hand made goodies.
    My favourite thing is my unpicker, I use it a lot. It's very very useful, works well and it's a good multi tasker as it's also good to use to hold the fabric in place as it goes under the sewing foot on the machine.

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  20. I am a follower too, so thanks for the extra chance.

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  21. Oh Golly Goodness!!! Rachael, what a fantastic giveaway!!! My favorite tool is the cute little person unpicker from Susan. Not only is it just plain adorable, but it is a really good seam ripper to boot!!! This is one great giveaway Rachael!

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  22. Not only am I a follower, but I would follow you anywhere, Rachael...although I am sure that I would be in a looooong line :)

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  23. My favourite would be my pin tray!
    The pouch you made is really cute, I love that bird print fabric!

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  24. Wow-ee what a great giveaway! love this block and the one you made is soooo cute!

    I would say right now my favorite sewing tool is my go! baby I won because i just got it in the mail last week. But generally it is my rotary cutter... love those things!

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  25. quite honestly my 1/4" foot or maybe my super slider. it's a toss up. really cute giveaway!

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  26. Oh, boy!! super fantastic giveaway! Let's see - my favorite tool - if I could only have one tool - would have to be my rotary cutter. The thought of cutting everything out by hand like my first quilting days just makes me shudder and want to cry. ;D

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  27. and I've been a follower for quite a while :)

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  28. My favorite tool would have to be my my mini ironing mat thing. That way I can sew and press without having to ever get up!

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  29. Wow Rach! This is one super dooper giveaway.

    My favourite sewing accessory is flower head pins. I think they're so cute, plus they're long and thin so if I run over them with my sewing machine it doesn't often end in disaster. (Yes I sew over my pins ..Im slack !)

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  30. And I follow you too...I love swinging by and seeing what you get up to.

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  31. OHH you know I would be here!!! This is a grand giveaway!!! Look at all that stuff!!! eeeeeee!
    My favorite sewing accessory is.. the sewing machine!! lol hmmm actually it has to be a rotary cutter. What would we do without those!? Oh can't leave out the seam "reaper" hehe Thank you !! LOve your blog Rachael!

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  32. Wow Rachael what an incredible give away! I love the little pouch for the templates, I totally could use your tips and I adore the little quilt, it is so you!!!
    I think my favorite tool is a pair of curved snips that are very sharp and perfect for when I am appliqueing or just snipping a thread.

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  33. I am a happy follower of yours! The fabric you picked is so perfect. I would love to win this!

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  34. oh my goodness - that block is unbelievably amazing!
    My favourite tool is a tiny pair of scissors that I loved so much I bought 3 pairs (just in case)

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  35. very nice fabric choices! I find my fabric scissors absolutely necessary

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  36. I really like Inklingo. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I love my walking foot. It's not really a tool per se, but I couldn't live without it.

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  38. Unfornutely, I use the seam reaper so often that I've become emotionally attached to it. Really.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  39. Oh, my goodness, that block is amazing!

    My favorite sewing tool is actually my laptop. Without some good music, and a helpful tutorial or two at hand, I'm afraid I wouldn't be nearly as productive as I am (which isn't saying much). :)

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate, and hope you enjoy your giveaway week!

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  40. that quilt is amazing!! thanks for the giveaway :)

    I love my rotary cutter!

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  41. blog follower

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  42. gotta be my rotary cutter. i cant imagine cutting with scissors!!!

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  43. I would have to say my favourite notion is my trusty unpicker. Thank you for the giveaway. I love that quilt block.

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  44. I'm crazy about my rotary cutter. Thanks!

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  45. Oh.my.goodness just fabulous! As usual!!! Thank you so much for an amazing giveaway.

    My favourite notion is definitely the seam ripper! And I always seem to lose that when I need it.

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  46. I love my rotary cutter. It makes everything so much easier!

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  47. What a fantastic prize Rachael!!! Really tricky to decide on a favourite but I think I'll go with good quality No 9 applique needles for needle turn applique and of course a needle threader!!

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  48. I love my accurate 1/4 inch sewing foot. Fantastic quilt!!

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  49. I became a follower cause I have to come back and see more of your blog

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  50. my favorite gadget is the cutting tool that came on the side of my machine, makes it so easy to cut apart when i'm chain stitching

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  51. Favorite piece of equipment is even feed foot. Yeah!!!!

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  52. How fun - count me in!
    My favorite gadget is my sterling silver thimble - couldn't do without it!
    xx

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  53. I thought I was already a follower, but I wasn't, now I am of course.
    I don't want to miss one fun minute here.

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  54. Follower Go Beatles and Bicycles.

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  55. Oooo my favourite would have to be my sewline glue pen for basting hexies! Soooo handy and it makes it all so super fast!

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  56. Oh and i'm a follwer of course ;)

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  57. Oooh, what a fab giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

    My favourite notion is my Sewline pencils

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  58. OMG, BEST giveaway EVER!! I just don't have time to enter every SMS on the list so I'm very picky, I only enter those which are in my Google reader and you are there. :D

    My all time favourite sewing accessory has to be my ruler and rotary cutter, where would I be without them?! I couldn't have one without the other so I guess I have 2 accessories.

    Have fun and good luck everyone!

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  59. I love my thread snippers! I use them more than any other notion! :)

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  60. Mostly, I love my sewing machine. It has so many great features and really is so easy to use, thread, change presser feet, etc. (Although, all that stuff should be easy for the amount of money I spent on the machine...plus I was previously using my grandma's old school Singer sewing machine)

    I also just bought these little clippy things...I think they are clover brand, anyway, they are so nice for when you need to hold some fabric/project and it is too hard to pin .

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  61. I'm in love with my armrest pincushion at the moment! It was made for me by a Flickr friend for a swap and it's my very favourite thing! So useful and gorgeous as well :)

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  62. And I'm a follower too. I am from the Blue Mountains too (although not living there now). I'm often down in Mt Riverview visiting my Mum. I love that I can picture whereabouts you are when I read your lovely blog :)

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  63. My favorite is a little pair of clipper sizzors that my husband gave me long ago, I use them everytime I sew. Thanks for the giveaway! quiltexas@gmail.com

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  64. This is a gorgeous give away. And look at all the fun you have had making these goodies!
    My favourite tool? A really good pair of scissors that NO ONE else is ever allowed to use. I love being able to pick up my scissors and know that they are sharp and clean.
    Have fun with all your comments.

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  65. Of course I am a very happy follower!

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  66. my favorite sewing room tool is my design wall!
    Of course I am a follower!!!!
    and I can't believe your giving away a little quilt! that is just beautiful, love the colors and well the little people just make it so fun!!!!
    wow. and what fun it would be to make a quilt with that block with the templates, thanks....my other templates will be jealous these have their own case!
    Kathie

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  67. What a fun and unique giveaway...and beautiful blog!

    I LOVE my pattern weights! Can believe I used to pin everything!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Totally adorable! My favourite piece of crafty equipment would have to be my computer who without I would be lacking so many inspirational ideas, opportunities and crafty friends. I can't imagine life without it! :-)

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  69. i love my teeny tiny little crochet hook that helps me pick up dropped stitches.

    and my husband who helps me pick out fabrics. . .

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  70. What a beautiful giveaway! Of all the ones I have enteredrecently, this would be my favourite. :)
    I'm a follower....love your blog.

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  71. I had to think hard about my favourite tool. Iwas going to select my Easywinder bobbin winder, but really, it would have to be my sewing machine! Where would i be without it?

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  72. I have a circle cutter that is pretty neat. Don't use it often, but when I do I am amazed.

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  73. My favorite tool is the rotary cutter. OH, it makes such quick work of cutting! (I learned to do it all by hand so it was like angels singing "Hallelujah!" when I was introduced to the rotatory cutter!)

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  74. That little quilt! Oh my goodness! This is probably kind of weird, but my favorite little tool/gadget is the cleaning brush that came with my machine. I love cleaning out all the fuzz when I finish a big project!

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  75. What an amazing giveaway package!! I'd have to say my favorite sewing notion is my rotary cutter- not very exciting but it sure is useful!!

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  76. What an awesome giveaway! The fabrics on your quilt are so cute. I am a loyal follower too. My favourite all time sewing tool has to be my ott lights, it means I can sew any time with the best light.

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  77. Oh my!! What a prize:)
    I love my magnetic pin catcher!
    Clunsford at gmail dot com

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  78. My favorite thing is my rotary cutter.

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  79. I could not live without my sewing machine. That's a tool right? LOL!

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  80. Ah so cute!

    My favorite has to be my Accuquilt Go. I'll be honest, I hate cutting so very very much...this makes it so much easier (and more accurate :) ).

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  81. I use my walking foot for everything! I only take it off to free motion.

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  82. This is the most amazing giveaway! Those blocks are amazing, and your mini quilt and template holder, wow!

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  83. New follower, happy to have found you!

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  84. I love my thimble I use for hand quilting!

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  85. I'm a follower, enjoy your blog!

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  86. Oh, Rachael....those are some fabulous prizes! LOVE that little doll quilt! Sweet!

    Ok....my absolute favorite tool these days is my June Taylor Shape Cut ruler....you know, the one with all the slots at ever 1/2". LOVE this ruler.....I use it every time I cut anything now.....saves so much time!

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  87. And, of course, I'm a faithful follower! Love you, and everything you do! :o)

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  88. I'm a follower. I think it's the invention of the rotary cutter...Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  89. Oh my gosh. What a great giveaway. Thanks for participating. My favorite accessory is probably my rotary cutter. When I first learned to quilt, my teacher thought we should do everything the old fashioned way- scissors, templates, drafting, everything.

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  90. My Janome sewing machine Betsy! I saved up for half a year to buy her!

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  91. Really cute quilt! I got a brother sewing machine for Christmas last year and it has made a huge difference for me--edgestitching and buttonholes in particular are so easy now!

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  92. Awesome giveaway! Pin cushions are my best accessory, the bigger the better!

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  93. Fav accessory would have to be my rotary cutter

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  94. Hi there Rachel, well I couldn't live with out my rotary cutter and would love santa to deliver a go baby. I couldnt get my s%@t together to place my giveaway even though I did stay up to make it. oh well kay sera.

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  95. And yeah for being a follower. I love your giveaway too.

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  96. What a wonderful giveaway! I love flower head pins :)

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  97. I love my thimble...if it goes missing I have to search till I find it...lost without it!

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  98. I once received in a swap a pincushion filled with emery sand. I love, love it.

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  99. I love my sandpaper board. Great for tracing around applique shapes or for drawing those diagonal lines when making HSTs. No slipping fabric.
    Love, love, love, this giveaway but if I don't win I may just have to order those templates.

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  100. I just bought pinking shears from Ikea (!!) and so I am in love with them since I don't have an overlocker!

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  101. I love my pincushion, it was one of the first things I made when I was reteaching myself how to sew.

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  102. Where would I be without my walking foot? :P

    Awesome templates, and cute pouch! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. My favorite is the seam ripper. I am a beginner sewer and boy does that little tool get used a lot.

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  104. I love my seam ripper! actually I have several and all are equally loved and used!

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  105. This is SO pretty, wow! I love my seam ripper too.

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  106. I actually have a hand sewing needle that I really love. It threads easily, is the right size to hold easily, and is the one I reach for over and over again! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  107. I loves my sewing machine.
    Thanks for the chance to win ^^v

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  108. I only have the 'simple' tools and could not go without my rotary cutter!

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  109. I am already a follower! Yay!

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  110. My favorite sewing acc? My ipod - listening to audio books.

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  111. Following, 2nd comment: Wow, you are awesome. You're one of a few I chose to follow.

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  112. My favotire sewing accessory are my little embroidery scissors! So useful (and cute to boot) :)

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  113. I like my appliqué scissors. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  114. I have a very special pincushion/bag that my mom made for me.

    My birthday is this Saturday, and this would be a wonderful birthday present!

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  115. What a generous giveaway !

    So now to the question:
    my favourite tool is my rotary cutter :-)
    Heidi

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  116. I love to sew - but at the moment I am really pleased with the interchangeable knitting needle set I was given for Christmas last year.

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  117. Sounds silly, but it is my thread cutting scissors :) So handy! Thanks for the chance!

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  118. I'm already a follower! Thanks!

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  119. I didn't even know you could get templates like that. Now I know I want them so bad. Like the donkey on Shrek I feel like jumping up and down saying "Pick me, Pick me".

    My can't do without tool would be my rotary cutter, that totally revolutionized my quilt making.

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  120. That quilt is so cute! I love my rotary cutters. Thanks!

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  121. Hands down my favorite: my Gingher 4" scissors.

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  122. I love my sewing box that my little brother picked put for me!

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  123. Good grief! This must be the best all time give away I've ever seen.
    You know I'm your dearest friend and follow you avidly ( hoping a bit of a suck up won't go amiss.)
    My most favorite sewing aid has to be my needle threader, without which I would never sew another stitch by hand as it would take me an hour and much swearing to get that pesky thread through the shrinking hole of the needle.

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  124. Following on from that...is it true that the manufacturers are making needles skinnier and the holes smaller these days? Or is it my eyes?

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  125. My favorite, aside from my sewing machine, of course, is my rotary cutter. Can you imagine trying to quilt without it?! Thanks for the generous giveaway - love the binding on your quilt!

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  126. That is a lovely block and a great idea for storing templates so they are safe...my most useful tool now would have to be my reading glasses which I got this year...I now wear them when choosing fabric at the shop 9to avoid potential disasters) after I discovered a "plain" fabric I'd bought actually had a little print on it when I put my glasses on at home! I enjoy reading your blog and the way you use colour...

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  127. You did a beautiful job on that square! My favorite tool has to be the rotary cutter. It makes life so much easier and I use it for everything.

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  128. my simple singer sewinig machine i got when i left home at 18

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  129. My singer scissors are my fave sewing item, thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. Can't live without my Gingher scissors and seam ripper:)
    solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  131. I am now following your blog:)
    solsmom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  132. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter. I probably wouldn't be quilting if I had to cut each piece of fabric with scissors

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  133. Ok so I am gonna confess, my favorite sewing/crafting accessory or equipment is my daughter, she is just so good at everything she tries...

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  134. I love my clover iron. So easy to use and great for doing small seams like in quilts...love love love!

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  135. Nothing fancy, just my Titanium Rotary CUtter

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  136. my homemade dining room table that houses all my sewing/crafting projects.

    thanks

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  137. Wow. I'd have to say my embroidery scissors. Thank you.

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  138. I don't have a whole lot of fancy accessories, but do love a good pair of pinking shears. :)

    Thanks for the chance - - this is a lovely, generous giveaway!

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  139. I love my rulers. I have a couple of them in different sizes and I use them all depending on what I have to cut !

    Thanks for such a sweet giveaway !
    Marika

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  140. I love my rotary cutter, I don't know how i managed before I got it.

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  141. This is the best giveaway ever! I LOVE your quilt and would so love to make a block similar to yours- the little holder for the templates is super cute. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway- fingers crossed.

    OK, my favorite sewing tool is my super sharp scissors from olfa- I know there are others that are great out there but these are great and snip quickly and easily.

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  142. i love my sharp gingher scissors! thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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  143. I love my Clover finger press! Love these acrylic template sets and you've included so much great stuff with it.

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  144. I can't live without my seam ripper.

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  145. I love the needle case I made for myself. Perfect for always having my favorites handy.

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  146. I love following you blog, I found it a few SMS giveaway days ago!

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  147. Oh goodness! My daughter would love that doll quilt! My favorite item is the pretty thrifted wooden chair at my sewing table.

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  148. I would love my fave thing to be Go Baby but I don't yet own one. I do however own several seam rippers. I have to use them a lot. This is an awesome give away. Thank You.

    skowens (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  149. I think my favourite sewing tool is my little thread snippers. Great giveaway! Love the idea of providing an example of the patter to try and live up to!

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  150. I'm a new follower! I just found your lovely blog via Pinterest!! :)

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  151. I have me great grandmothers sewing basket and I LOVE her scissors -- I love that I have them and that I get to use them now in my own sewing!!

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  152. So glad to be visiting a local friend and your give away is just amazing. The little template keeper & the dolly quilt would both be sooo welcome at my house.
    Oh and I am a loyal follower who loves your blog.

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  153. My favourite tool is a little round rubber grip for pulling needles stuck in embroidery. It is so useful that I keep several around just in case I need to grab one.

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  154. My favorite tool is my sewing table extension...I have no idea how I sewed before it!

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  155. I love my lip edge ruler. It's my favorite. I LOVE your doll quilt. It's fantastic! Thanks for the chance!

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  156. I love your block; your giveaway is awesome! My favourite tool...probably just my humble Clover thimble:) Thanks!

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  157. I love my leather thimble. it's perfectly formed to my finger!!

    owlybaby at yahoo dot com

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  158. As much as I hate to admit it, I would be lost without my seam ripper.

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