Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Giveaway Day! Win a Gorgeous Bali Pop or a Pattern!

Sew Mama Sew is having their lovely Giveaway Day again! Make sure you don't miss out by visiting their page and find out who else is hosting giveaways this week =)

I'm giving away a lovely, Brown Sugar Bali Pop!



I'm also giving away a 2 PDF versions of my Bring the Basics Bag Pattern:




How do I enter?
This giveaway is open to anyone worldwide, and it closes on Sunday 13th December, 5 p.m. PST.
3 random winners will be chosen among the comments and they will be notified by email, so please make sure you're not a no-reply comment blogger or include your email in the comment if you're unsure =)

You have a chance for two entries. It's really very easy =)

1. Post a comment on this post telling me which sewing notion you just can't live without. I'm hoping to find some new cool tools ;)

2. My followers (as I love you all so very much!), old and new get a second chance to win! Make a second comment and tell me how you follow.

Best of luck and and have fun blog hopping! <3

264 comments:

  1. I can't live without my 1/4" Quilter's Magic Wand. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  2. I'm a beginner, but I use the iron-away Frixion pens on every project. They're awesome!

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  3. I cant live without my seam ripper, I just love it!!!

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  4. My basting gun. I'd never get a quilt sandwiched without it!

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  5. And I've just started following you with Bloglovin'.

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  6. I love my fiskars clips to use next to my sewing machine. I feel lost without it! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I am a new follower on feedly, too.

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    I do a lot of EPP and can't live without my tiny binder clips.

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  9. I can not live without my seam ripper too.

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  10. I am following by GFC--Kathie Craig

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  11. I do a lot of piecing and cannot live without my 6.5 x 24.5 inch ruler - that half inch comes in so handy! I wore the markings off of my first one and recently replaced it with a better, non slip one - love it even more.

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  12. There are some thigns in these comments I've never heard of but intrigue me. A basting GUN?! I think I want it. I love my seam ripper. Actually, we have a love hate relationship. but It is still a helpful thing to have around.

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  13. My wonder clips!! I use them for ev.ery.thing.

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  14. Awesome giveaway! My favorite notion is my small ruler. It's 6 1/2" X 2 1/2" and fits perfect in my to go sewing bag.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I'm a new follower via BlogLovin.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Can't live without needles, thread, scissors and a seam ripper!

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  17. Rotatory cutter and mat ,perfect to cut all my fabrics.

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  18. I love my stiletto.....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  19. My rotary cutter.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  20. this is sad--- I can not live without my seam ripper

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  21. My favourite tool is my clover wonderclips! I use them in nearly every project. I also love my mini iron, for pressing quickly on small projects.

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  22. My favourite tool is my clover wonderclips! I use them in nearly every project. I also love my mini iron, for pressing quickly on small projects.

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  23. I need my seam ripper - no doubt about it. However, I just started using fine glass head patchwork pins instead of the plastic flower head pins and WOW, what a difference it makes in keeping seams straight and not distorting fabric you're piecing!

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    1. Oh, and I'm partial to the Brown Sugar Bali Pop should I be your winner. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  24. My seam ripper....my favorite is a hand turned wooden one...it is so nice and sharp.

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  25. I am getting into using my stiletto as I have started making 160 curve pieced blocks... what was I thinking....

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  26. I can usually get by without a lot of fancy gadgets but I am partial to my 1" x 6" clear ruler. I use it all the time to check seam widths, draw angles to piece binding, you name it. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  27. I follow via bloglovin. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  28. Nothing spectacular, cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, seam ripper, 1/4"foot for my sewing machine, needle threader for hand sewing. Thanks for the chance!

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  29. Seam ripper. I need it more than I like to say

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  30. Thanks for a great giveaway. As for a sewing tool I couldn't live without - it would definitely be my sewing machine zipper foot. It is my second most used foot and usually not just for zippers (I like using it for machine stitching binding onto quilts).

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  31. Can't quilt without my Wonder Clips around me. They are really useful and can find many uses for them. You have a very nice giveaway and one that I would be honored to win. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Happy Holidays to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I cannot live with out my rotary cutter!

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  33. I love my snips. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  34. I got into the habit of using my zipper foot for all sewing, I can see the seam allowances easier with my machine this way

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  35. I clicked to follow on instagram - will return to read all the comments for the tools and to see your projects. Thanks for the chance!

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  36. I really like the Clover Cheater needle for hiding thread when FMQing. Thanks for the chance!

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  37. Hi! I can't live without my scissors and wonder clips :)
    Thanks for this chance to win!!

    tortugueta9@gmail.com

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  38. Now I'm follow on Bloglovin!

    tortugueta9@gmail.com

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  39. I love Frixion pens. Just iron and the ink disappears!

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  40. I love my Roxane silver thimble for sewing down binding and doing wool appliqué. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! Merry Christmas!

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  41. FOLLOW>GMAIL
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  42. HI,I cannot function without my scissors! Thank You for a great giveaway! MERRY CHRISTMAS! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  43. Hi!Seam ripper is a 'must have' thing in in my sewing room :)

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  44. Fairly new sewer here, so not many gadgets but a good tape measure and pair of embroidery scissors for snipping threads is at the the top of my list!!
    H.

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  45. My rotary cutter is my favorite gadget. Next to that would be pins. I might only use a few, but pinning helps me keep things straight :-)

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  46. I can't live without my sewing snips! Thanks for the chance to win. That bali pop would be perfect for a quilt I am planning. sarah123quilt AT gmail DOT com

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  47. Love wonder clips, my rotary cutter and a really good ott light! mumbird3atgmaildotcom

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  48. I bought a lazy susan to may a diy rotating mat

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  49. I couldn't live without my little snippers, instead of small scissors. Just pick up, snip and lay down. Dont' have to deal with finger loops!
    Cheri
    fabricandmemories(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. instagram follower @michells_place

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  51. my seam ripper
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  52. EZ clips... I love these things

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  53. the plastic finger presser by clover! I thought it was going to be a pretty useless tool (because I could just use my fingers right?) but instead it's a super-useful tool! thanks for the chance!!

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  54. I follow on gfc thanks for the chance!!

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  55. Mine is boring, I like my seem ripper because I use it most

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  56. I really depend on my Frixion pens now!
    donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  57. I can't do without my dental tool that helps push fabric through sewing foot, hold fabric straight and a lot of other things. Crazy I know, but true!

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  58. I can't live without my rotary cutter.

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  59. I don't think I could live with out my Hera marker. The best tool ever!!

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  60. Seam ripper is the obvious one but the one tool I can't live with out is my new 1/4" seam guide. I don't know what I ever did without it. I rip out a lot fewer seams now that I have it.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  61. I like my seam ripper and snips.

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  62. I'm a new GFC follower.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  63. I love my rotary cutter and cutting board.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  64. I use Superior Threads So Fine in the bobbin, it's wonderful. I love that it makes almost no bulk at all. Tpott@optonline.net

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  65. My clover seam ripper. Works so well and is very sharp.

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  66. I have to say seam ripper. Tried and true!
    Thanks for the giveaway opp :)

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  67. The tool that I love can't live without is the rotary cutter!!

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  68. I am now following you on IG (@winkowl)

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  69. I found your blog about a month ago and went thru ALL the posts to the end! I love your new little purse pattern too. CANT LIVE WITHOUT MY GLUE. Yup, I'm a glued. Mostly use glue sticks, but there are some occasions where liquid glue is a better choice...so that is an item I cannot live without. As for new tools, for FMQ, why pay the outrageous price for a Supreme Slider when you can get HUGE Teflon sheets for a few dollars? I have two machines sunk into a table made from a sheet of plywood and I have covered the whole table with Teflon...total cost of the Teflon? $22...yeah, take that SS! And for ruler work...expensive rulers? I think not! I cut my own from foam board...cheap cheap cheap! And I also have a few cut from Lexan so I can use the lines. And for my bags, I just cannot live without rivets and studs. They add soooo much to bags. As for regular purchased tools, besides the basics of course, I'd have to recommend titanium needles. They really do last longer and stitch better in my opinion. Hope you like some of these thoughts.

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  70. My rotary cutter!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  71. I really like the walking foot on my sewing machine. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. I have never used a Bali pop, wow that would be great. I love those wonder clips why couldn't I have thought of that!

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  73. Can I answer "my sewing machine"???? Ha ha ha ha... I really like my little bitty snips, I have no idea if they have a name, but I like that they're small and lightweight and I'm more apt to use them for cleaning up threads than my regular sewing scissors.

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  74. Clover clips are a must for me.

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  75. i've been loving my wonder clips! very handy

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  76. I really love my wooden point turner so when I turn my creation right side out I can get all those points looking great.
    ramona_murrayatcomcastdotnet

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  77. I follow on Instagram. dorismccarty
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  78. I love all the new tools and gadgets,but I can't live without my seam ripper. A girl can only be so perfect.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  79. I love my 2 x 6 ruler. I use it to make sure my seam allowance is accurate and for placement on other sewing projects.

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  80. Like so many others here.. have to go with the seam ripper. Used it more than I care to admit :)

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  81. I'm a gadget person, but I love my rotary cutter the best! I used to use scissor...what a pain! Thanks for the give-away!

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  82. My hemostat for turning straps, guiding fabric through the machine, any time you want to protect your fingers.

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  83. My little sewing machine cleaning brush. I love digging out furballs. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  84. My rotary cutter and seam ripper are basics but I think I would hate to go back to the time before I had a Hera marker.

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  85. Can't quilt without Frixion pens by Pilot!

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  86. I have to say my seam ripper is truly necessary as I'm still learning in a lot of areas!

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  87. A Rotary cutter, but I seriously hope you already have one, if not, get one right away :)

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  88. It's not very exciting, but I cannot live without a sharp rotary cutter.

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  89. I love the frixon pens for arming. Much better than the blue markers

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  90. I already follow on bloglovin

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  91. My seam ripper that I call Mr. Ripper...it must have a small tip though.

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  92. This might be a new one -- a wallpaper seam roller! I use it for "pressing" when paper piecing or getting seams to lie flat or open.

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  93. The fabric shears my grandma gave me 25 years ago. I think of her every time I use them.

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  94. Embroidery scissors. I use them constantly. I cut out a lot of small felt pattern pieces and they are a necessity.

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  95. I like clothes pins to help me stay organized.

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  96. Hera Marker - great for marking quilting lines

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  97. The seam ripper is my favorite tool.

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  98. No matter how much you hate to use it, nothing really replaces the seam ripper...... gmadeena@yahoo.com

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  99. Follow on Bloglovin gmadeena@yahoo.com

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  100. My seam ripper saves me all the time. Especially since I learned how to use it with the colored ball down against the fabric.

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  101. I follow using the Bloglovin app and Blogger.

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  102. My bamboo stiletto - great for guiding fabric in the sewing machine - and removing stitches in case my machine goes crazy. Also good for hand sewing - I'm kind of lost without it. thanks.

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  103. Love any small pair of sharp scissors!!!!

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  104. I can't live without my rotary cutter.

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  105. I'm sorry, you want find much inspiration here - sharp scissors are my first choice. And - grannyish as it sounds - I keep coming back to good old pen and paper

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  106. Hmm... sewing notions I can't live without... I LOVE my hand-turned wooden seam ripper and stiletto I purchased on Etsy. The stiletto is pretty much a part of my hand when I sew, and the seam ripper is incredibly sharp... so much so that I have to be extra careful with it. (I posted about them here http://hoopsandthimbles.com/another-seam-ripper-my-magic-wand/ & http://hoopsandthimbles.com/i/)

    My Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors are also gush worthy Especially the curved pair, which are SUPER sharp and perfect for debulking seams when sewing with thick interfacings. I have all four sizes of the scissors! The medium size git my hand great, and are my go-to pair when I don't need the length of the large size. (They're 40% off on Massdrop right now btw; if you want to use my referral link... https://www.massdrop.com/r/RXSVMZ)

    Best Press is definitely something I can't live without... hmm, what else... Oh! Tulip's Size 10 Milliners/Straw needles are THE BEST for binding quilts. They glide through the fabric like butter, and I swear I bind faster since finding them. I don't even use a thimble with them most of the time because they go through the fabric so easily I don't really have to protect my finger when pushing.

    And for EPP on the go, Clover's Petite Cut threader/cutter combo is awesome for tiny sewing kits.

    rtgandy at gmail

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    1. I encho everything you say about the hand turned wooden seam rippers. It just feels so nice in the hand that it makes seam ripping pleasant. I've been wanting a stiletto and asked the guy who made mine to let me know if he ever decided to branch into those (I'd love a matching one; this one was a gift made of wood very special to the person who gifted it to me). Will have to check ETSY.

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  107. I love wonder tape. It's great for temporarily holding things in place to sew.

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  108. I love my rotating cutting mat. It makes trimming up half square triangles so much easier!

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  109. A few months ago, I bought a Steady Betty pressing mat and now I can't imagine working without it! It sits just next to my machine and I can press anything so easily and quickly!

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  110. Hi Maria! I make a lot of bags, so I love Clover mini clips. At times when I need more clipping power, I also use larger office clips. And for applique, I love Clover's mini iron. Thnks for the awesome giveaway! I love batiks!

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  111. I'm following you on Instagram. pksolberg
    Thanks again!

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  112. I could not live without my seam ripper!

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  113. I couldn't sew without my seam ripper nearby.

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  114. I'm on a first-name basis with my seam ripper ( his name is Jack)....

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  115. Seam gauge - I use it constantly to check spacing (strap placement, S.A, etc).

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  116. Not very original, but my seam ripper is invaluable.

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  117. My rotary cutter!
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

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  118. My seam ripper is my most-used tool. Clover clips are pretty awesome too!

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  119. I love my Clover chalk liner!

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  120. I like a 45 mm rotary cutter. Nothing fancy. Apparently i must have the wrong seam ripper. He he

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  121. Clover clips and my rotary cutter.

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  122. I think the one thing I couldn't live without are my left-handed sewing scissors. sarah@forrussia.org

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  123. I follow you with google+. sarah@forrussia.org

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  124. Wonder clips are great, to keep seams together without pins.

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  125. I follow through Google friends.

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  126. I don't have much in the way of beloved sewing notions, but every time I try to figure out how much fabric I need for projects I praise the invention of the calculator ;)

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  127. I'm anxious to try my add-a-quarter ruler to cut out fabric using freezer paper (or other paper) templates for my The New Hexagon QAL by Katja Marek. I can trace or copy off the hexagon patterns needed for each rosette, cut the paper templates out of the copy after marking it up, and, after adhering the templates to the fabric use the ruler to butt up against the template and give me a quarter inch seam allowance. I have other old faves, but this is my newest excitement. I'm a little behind (it started at the beginning of the year) but I've saved the downloaded instructions and just need to get my printer/copier in order. The rosettes people have shown are gorgeous.

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  128. Ergonomic seam ripper :) and Wonder clips are a must!!
    rose(dot)minn(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I can't live without my razor sharp Gingher lefty shears!

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  130. You tube teaches me everything. angiefromsiouxcity at g mail dot com

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  131. I can't live without my seam gauge!

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  132. Favorite has to be seam ripper!

    livingincolorblog(at)outlook.com

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  133. I can't live without my wonder clips!

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  134. I follow you on instagram (I'm @muchoxoxo). Thanks for the chance! :)

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  135. I love my ergonomic rotary cutter- and a two ended seam ripper- such a nice tool to use. Thanks for the chance to win such a pretty bali pop.
    Regards from Alberta,
    Anna aka quiltmom

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  136. Unfortunately my seam ripper is my best friend.

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  137. I can't live without my thread snips!

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  138. I realized again how much I like my quilter's gloves for handling binding and big heavy pieces of fabric. Thanks.

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  139. I follow you on Instagram (as sewingforgeeks).

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  140. I can't live without cloth markers/marking chalk n my seam ripper :) priza_7@yahoo.co.in

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  141. Followed u on Instagram (priza_7) :)

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  142. I can't even imagine cutting out quilts without a rotary cutter. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  143. My seam ripper, ha! Also I adore my snap setter for setting snaps!

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  144. I love my boning chalk pencil. I do a lot of appliqué and it is handy for marking those small pieces. I also like my sandpaper board. It lets me mark without the fabric shifting around.

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  145. I Love my little silver Gingher metal thread snips. If you wear them over your middle finger, you can hold them nicely while chain piecing. I learned that while sewing at a clothing factory. Thanks for the great giveaway. smflks at gmail dot com

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  146. Unfortunately my most used notion is my seam ripper. Recently I have used it more than I care to mention. My FAVORITE notion is the "Purple Thang". Love all the many uses it has. I buy extras and include them in my swap packages to share with my quilty/sew friends.

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  147. Inspirational site. I love my rotary cutter. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  148. I love my tiny thread cutting scissors!

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  149. rotary cutter and I love wonder clips

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  150. I am sorry to say that my seam ripper is the notion I use the most.
    Probably not what you wanted to hear ;-)
    I recently bought a new pair of KAI scissors and I am in LOVE with it :-)

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  151. I follow you on Instagram and Bloglovin

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  152. Oh there are so many...clover clips, then there's this seam presser tool that they make as well, which you use instead of your finger, sewline glue pens, and contrary some opinions, I love frixion pens as well, lol.
    Many thanks for the chance to win!

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  153. Can't live without my seam ripper. I have a selection so I'm never without!

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  154. I can't sew without my seam ripper but that is t that exciting. I'd probably never make another hst if I didn't have a bloc loc and clover clips are handy for loads of things

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  155. My seam ripper really gets a lot of use. crystalbluern at tds dot net

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