Monday, 12 May 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day - Handmade Pillow

I have been very lucky enough to win prizes of both handmade and crafty supplies in previous SMS Days, so this year I'm offering up two prizes! The other one is here.

This is a giveaway for this Union Jack Pillowcase, all made by my fair hands!
It measures 18"x27" which means a bed sized pillow will fit in it.
The giveaway doesn't include the pillow pad!
It's paper pieced, in quilting cottons and the pattern is by Lynne at Lily's Quilts and comes from this months Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine.

The Rules.

➢The giveaway will be open from today (Monday 12th May) until 5pm PST on Friday 16th May 2014 thats the middle of the night for me, so I'll get Mr Random to pick a winner on Saturday 17th May.

➢I WILL post internationally, so you can enter wherever you are in the world.

➢Please, please, please, make sure I have your email if you are a no-reply commenter, I'm not telepathic and really don't have enough time to be chasing around the internet to find a contact email for you.

So, now how to enter, leave me a comment telling me what is your favourite thing to make as a gift. I favour cushions, but I'm sure my family are fed up with them….

As a bonus entry, be a follower (old, new and anyway you like) and let me know in a separate comment telling me how you follow.
And if pink isn't your colour or you just don't want this pillow, you can enter my other giveaway for a copy of the magazine that this pattern came from and a charm pack over here.

I LOVE SMS Day and have found some amazing blogs, followers and prizes from participating in it, so go on have a go and enter lots!! 

210 comments :

  1. This is beautiful . I like to make tea towels and small things for gifts - things people will use.

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  2. Yay I am a follower as you know!!! Happy giveaway day to you!

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  3. Love it Joanne, I like making bags and pouches for presents, although it is a bit harder for the men in the family but I like a challenge :)

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  4. Lovely! and the pink looks great!

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  5. (I follow you trough bloglovin...) PS: I also entered your other giveaway. How greedy of me!! :-) thank you!

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  6. My current best gift for others is a zipped pouch...before that it was draw string bags.

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  7. I like to make cushions too :-) Zippy pouches are also a favourite, but I think I need to get more adventurous!!

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  8. What a fabulous giveaway! My current favourite make as a gift are half aprons, given with a recipe and some ingredients for making a cake.

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  9. I follow you through Google Friend Connect
    rachelmjaques@gmail.com

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  10. Last year I made everyone fabric baskets as presents and filled with a theme e.g. as a sewing basket. I am into pincushions at the moment as I tend to have a theme for a while. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway. x

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  11. My new thing to make for gifts are zippy pouches.

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  12. That is such a pretty pillow! As for me - I tend to make rag quilts - easy yet useful.
    From Stratford Ontario Canada

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  13. oh my favourite thing to make as gifts are cushions as well! love this cushion :)

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  14. I like to make baby blankets for new parents. Thanks!

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  15. I like to knit hats or fingerless gloves for gifts. Totes are also Q.F.E gifts for teachers and such.

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  16. I love to make box bags - they hold anything from tools, cosmetics\lotions, and shaving kits!

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  17. Well I like easy totes and pot holders for fast-and -easy gifts ..

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  18. This is gorgeous! I love to make bags to give away and baby blankets & quilts for little ones!

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  19. This cover is gorgeous and would look great on my couch! I'm with you ion pillow covers. Fast projects that add so much charm to a space. Thanks for the chance. Melanie.stamant(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Zipped pouches or pillow covers.

    I have my own two SMS giveaways.
    Thanks or the giveaway!

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  21. I like to make bags as gifts. Thanks.

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  22. Love that pillow case!!! My favorite gift to make are tote bags. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  23. I love this!! I make quilts Not very often mind ....

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  24. And I follow via bloglovin

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  25. This is amazing. I change what i like to sew for gifts a lot. Right now it is baby dresses for my cousin.

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  26. My favourite gift to make is a throw size quilt. I'm currently working on a Union Jack one for my nephew

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  27. I tend toward knitted scarves and shawls because they are more forgiving when I have to rip them back to fix the inevitable mistakes.

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  28. As you know I am an IG follower.

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  29. the pillow case is beautiful, I want to buy the magazine and make one for my british-o-phile Minlaw

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  30. Wow- I love this pillow! I might have to buy that magazine to make my own. I love to make other people tote bags/purses/zip pouches.

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  31. I like to make lap quilts

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  32. I follow on google friend connect

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  33. I like sewing bags and embroidering towels.

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  34. I love making pillow covers for swaps and gifts - they are like mini quilts but also functional.

    This is so cute, I would LOVE to win it. Thank you for the chance!

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  35. This is adorable and would be so cute in my daughter's room (even if I wanted it somewhere else it would surely end up there). I like to make bags, cushions, table mats, mini quilts, etc. I just love making handmade items. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. I love making table toppers/runners, but in fear I may have over gifted those recently! :). That pillow is adorable!!

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  37. CUTE pillow. I like making tote bags or zippered pouches. Fun and practical.
    ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  38. I follow via Bloglovin'.

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  39. As an American who lived in England for many years, your gorgeous pillowcase makes me so nostalgic! Thanks so much for this giveaway! :-)

    My favorite thing to sew are rice therapy heat bags (SMS has a tutorial on this: http://www.sewmamasew.com/2007/11/rice-heat-therapy-bag-tutorial/). They take no time to whip up, and both men and women LOVE them (and it's sooo hard to find nice things to sew for men!).

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  40. I love making small pouches for gifts because they are so versatile to use.

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  41. Love Pink, or I should say my daughter loves pink ;) I love making zippered pouches.

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  42. I am already a follower on bloglovin'

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  43. I love to make bags and totes and I am sure my family tired of those :) thank you - I love your cushion cover and the colors!

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  44. I am a new follower on Bloglovn! thank you again!!

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  45. I like making tote bags!

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  46. I love bath and body products, this past year I did peppermint sugar scrub! Thanks for the opportunity to win, LOVE LOVE this cover!

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  47. I follow through bloglovin', thanks again :-) xoxo sara.mcconnell33@gmail.com

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  48. Love this so much! My fave thing to make appears to be pincushions at the minute ;-)

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  49. Burp cloths for new parents with the baby's monogram.

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  50. I love making handbags as gifts. Get the right pattern and they're quick and easy, and people are always impressed! Gorgeous pillow

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  51. I'm in a pouch making mood at the moment, but try to use different patterns/tyres to keep it interesting x

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  52. Lovely pillow case! I like to make different kinds of tote bags as gifts.

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  53. Zippy pouches filled with goodies is one of my favorite things to give,,,,or little patchwork quilted items like needlebooks, pincushions, or table mats. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful pillow cover!!

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  54. Love the pillow! I like making those, too, and lately have been doing a lot of pillowcases with crocheted edging.

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  55. I love making bracelets as easy gifts!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  56. Lovely giveaway,thank you for the chance to win it.It would be perfect for my daughter.Ornaments and hats are my favs.Have a lovely week.

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  57. Baby / children's things mostly (sweaters, hats, bibs, quilts). Scarves for the older people. Apparently the scarf I made my grandfather for Christmas earned special-occasion status!

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  58. Cushions for me too as they are handmade but less time than a quilt

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  59. And I follow on bloglovin

    jhunsberger (at) gmail (dot) com

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  60. I make bags and pouches. And I think I need to branch out as well. A person needs only so many bags, lol.

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  61. That's beautiful. I love to make personalised cotton washcloths :)
    kais2727@yahoo.com

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  62. I'm generally a quilt person. I think each member of my extended family has at least one from me! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. This is so beautiful! I am not sure if i have a favorite thing to make as a gift, it really depends on who I want to give it to :) But little pouches are always a winner I think :) xoxo

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  64. My favorite projects are mug rugs and pin cushions. I am ready to sew some pillow cases and quilts for the nephews and nieces now. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  65. Beautiful pillow cover. I already follow on bloglovin. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  66. I like to make quilts for family and friends.
    lflemin@msn.com

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  67. I love this pillow cover! I think it would have to reside on my bed if I were to win. If I have the time, my favorite thing to make for gifts is a quilt. It always wows the recipient. :)

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  68. I am a follower on Bloglovin.

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  69. I adore this pillow! It's just perfect. Thanks for a chance

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  70. i make all sorts of things for gifts, lately it's been quilts for friends who have gotten married.

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  71. I pretty much make pillow covers or shopping totes :) they're quick and you can never have too many of either!

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  72. I follow you. sarah@forrussia.org

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  73. My favorite gift to make is baby blankets. Thanks for the giveaway -- beautiful pillow! sarah@forrussia.org

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  74. I love the pillowcase ( maybe because I was born in England.)

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  75. This is a beautiful pillow! I love to make pillows and bags as gifts!

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  76. I love to make tiny swaddlers for babies.

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  77. I like to make quilted table runners, or table toppers, and baby quilts. Recently I began making lingerie bags for travelers and shoe bags - draw string bag with appliqued shoe or bra and pants set in black sillouette on the front. Love the pillowcase.
    Pauline


    perry94022@hotmail.colm

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  78. Working on baby blankets but only works for people with babies,
    Ruecmills at gmaildotcom

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  79. I've been making pillow covers as well.....great to gift! Spetzie at att dot net

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  80. Love pillow covers and this one is great! Thanks

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  81. Beautiful pillow cover!! I saw it last week and had to come back for a chance to win; you chose such pretty fabric! My go to gift to make lately has. Been a tea towel and a coordinating hot pad holder. Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  82. I actually like doing baking as gifts, I know it is always enjoyed!!

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  83. I like to make zippy pouches or cushion covers. Love this pillow cover!!!

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  84. My most recent sewing gifts have been place mats. Haven't made enough for people to get sick of them yet!

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  85. I'm following with GFC (Wendy Hatton)

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  86. I'm making 6 quilts to give to my grandchildren at the moment, 3 down and 3 to go! The cushion cover would look great with Lexies Hummingbird pieced quilt so would love to win

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  87. I like to make cushions and mug rugs!

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  88. I like to make quilts for babies. Adults this year are getting personalised aprons. I try to mix it up and do something different every year.

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  89. I'm from the UK and now live in Australia, this gorgeous pillow would make me think of home all the time. I would love the opportunity to win, thanks. My favourite finishes are small cushions and mug rugs.

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  90. I am also a follower and follow in my blog reader.

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  91. Following by bloglovin. I make jewellery as I think I am more proficient at that to give as a gift. I'm newer to sewing and not that good yet so keep what I make as I can see the errors!

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  92. Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Hmmm... my favourite thing to make changes quite regularly, actually! For the women in my family, I'm currently enjoying sewing wrap-around cardigans. :-)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  93. This is totally wonderful! LOVE that pattern, have seen it on her blog.

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  94. Already following along with google

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  95. I love to make bags for gifts

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  96. I seem to make totes and bags for gifts. I figure everyone can use a bag.

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  97. I lovr making quilts as gifts!

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  98. Such a sweet pillow love the colors! I love quilts as gifts.

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  99. I don't have a favorite thing. I just sew and create to fit my mood and the personality of the recipient.

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  100. GFC follower- Desiree Glaze

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  101. What a beautiful cover. I don't do a lot of handmade gifts but love cushions, notepad covers, zipper pouches, tote bags. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  102. Gorgeous! I love to make little bags and pouches.

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  103. I love to make applique t-shirts for any kids who have birthdays!

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  104. So lovely! I love making pillows and small quilts.

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  105. My favorite thing to make is quilts. I like to make them for myself and for friends. I'm working on a baby quilt right now! :) Love this pillow cover, would love to win!

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  106. I'm making coin purses for end of year teacher gifts - great for putting a gift card in

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  107. That is lovely. Just lately I've made a lot of 50s style hostess aprons

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  108. Ahhhh, I love this! I'm a British expat, so love all things Union Jack. I made pillow cases for Christmas gifts last year - just a main fabric and then a contrasting one at the end.

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  109. I just followed you on pinterest.

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  110. This pillow cover is gorgeous! I would love to give it to my mother....she is from England and her favorite color is pink! I like to make small things like pillows, mug rugs, pouches and totes. Thank you for sharing!

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  111. I went through a tea cozy bender this past Christmas. They were a hit. Beautiful rendition of the Union Jack.

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  112. I like pouches and quilts! This is truly beautiful! I can see it on my bed in WV quite happily!

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  113. The Mother and Miss H's favourite thing to make as a gift is a quilt.

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  114. So far I enjoy making pillows the most because they are fast and make a quick gift! I love your pillowcase, hope I win! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  115. I follow your blog! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  116. I enjoy making pillows for gifts, but I also like to make little scented bags or a homemade birthdaycake. Thank you for giving this beauty away!

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  117. wow this is so beautiful, and yes i love to make pillows too and miniquilts

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  118. For gifts, I like to sew zip pouches & cushions. Your Union Jack cushion/pillow is incredibly beautiful, thanks for the chance to win!

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  119. I follow your blog via Bloglovin, thanks again!

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  120. this is so beautiful! i like to make zipper pouches, bags, coffee sleeves, etc! :-)

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  121. Beautiful pillow! I like to make fabric baskets, pouches or bracelets for gifts.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  122. I am a Bloglovin follower already.

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  123. Great pillow! I usually make table runners for gifts

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  124. I tend to knit hats or scarves as gifts.
    bryghtrose at gmail dot com

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  125. My favourite presents to make are pin cushions but they only work for people who sew!! The rest get 'normal' cushions! I love your UJ cushion, it would look fabulous on my settee!

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  126. I like giving lap quilts, everyone seems to appreciate them.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  127. Love this! I love giving zippy pouches. Thanks for the chance.
    clunsford at gmail dot com

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  128. My favourite thing to sew for presents is little box bags or zippy pouches, although I love to knit socks more than anything. I love your cushion - I don't think I've seen a handmade one before where the white stripes are different widths like they should be. Well done!

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  129. My favorite little things to sew are pillowcases and zip bags. can't have too many of either of them.

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  130. My favorite thing to make and give as a gift is a baby quilt. They are quick and fun!

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  131. Infinity scarves and baby quilts!

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  132. i like to make quilts all sizes but mostly lap or cuddle quilts

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  133. I like to make bags, they are easy for me to make and I can pop out a lot at a time :D

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  134. I like to give checkbook covers or other small accessories as gifts.

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  135. Love your pillow! I like making totes or bags, simple rag or lap quilts are great gifts too. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  136. I follow on bloglovin /)

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  137. I like to give cherry stone heating pads. Who doesn't have a few aches or pains?

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  138. This is a lovely gift. I follow you on GFC.

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  139. I adore your version! I confess, I have it on my list form the Love Patchwork and Quilting mag, but I have a bunch of others above; how nice to have it without sewing it. Especially this gorgeous version with such lovely colours! Back to question at hand though-- I love to make linen tea towels for gifts, and mini quilts too!

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  140. I love making bags and cushion covers as gifts.

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  141. I love making small things for gifts so I can give some several coordinated items. This year I am doing aprons and napkin sets for my family. blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  142. I follow via bloglovin. Thanks! blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. This is gorgeous! I'm sure your family loves what you make for them. I'm always making tote bags for my family. They do seem to like them because I've seen them using them. Thank you.

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  144. Following you on Bloglovin'.

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  145. My favorite gift for years has been sequined calenders. I have now given two log cabin quilts as gifts. Your pillow is fabulous!

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  146. I love making fabric baskets. Your pillow is awesome.

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  147. I've been making embroidery kits for friends. Lately everyone seems to want to give it a go!

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  148. You can't beat cushions and pouches (or scarves!!); thanks for the chance xxx

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  149. I love to embroider or appliqué kitchen towels as gifts. I also make quilts and table runners. I love the Union Jack pillow cover!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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  150. I love this pillow cover. It would be beautiful in my room. I make totes, zipper pouches, quilts, table runners, bags, and softies.

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  151. I make a lot of coaster sets for hostess, teacher, and thank-you gifts.

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  152. I love to make cushions and pouches (like a lot of people!). I think my family are sick of cushions too, so I'm trying to give it a rest (even though I don't want too.... they could just swap the old ones out for the new ones once in a while!)

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  153. I make fabric flowers and put them on wreaths! People love to get those from me :)

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  154. That is so beautiful! My favorite thing to make for gifts is baby items (so really I only make gifts for baby showers or my nieces and nephews' birthdays, etc). I make bibs, baby clothes, and baby blankets. :)
    aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  155. Cat toys and baskets! Thanks for participating - I love that pillow pattern. Notwendy at gmail dot com

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  156. I follow you via Bloglovin'. Thanks again. Notwendy at gmail dot com

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  157. I was on a pot holder kick a coupla years ago. I think my family is thrilled that my project du jour is lap quilts. Especially in the summer, I don't like to do big quilt projects…it's just too hot here in Maryland.

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  158. I love to make skirts, burp cloths, and little hair things!

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  159. Baby things- soft toys, burp cloths, etc.

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  160. I like making bags. There are so many different patterns out there so you can make something different every time.

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