Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Teeny Tiny Dresden & A Giveaway

Hi Hoppers! (And those who just happened by.)

Today is the day I show off my project for Sew We Quilt's Dare to Dresden Blog Hop.  Mine may be the smallest of them all (hmm, I wonder if there's a prize for that). I turned my teeny little Dresden, made of American Jane fabrics (love those), into a little pincushion which measures 4" square. And since it has a heart button for the center, it also doubles as a Valentine decoration. Sweet. 



For more Dresden projects, check out the other blogs participating today:


Charlotte H @ “that Other Blog”
Clothes and Crafts --- Moved to 31st


Actually the hop runs from Jan. 24-31, so there are several projects for each of those days. Thanks to Mdm. Samm and Christine for hosting this fun event.

Now for the giveaway part - leave a comment telling me who your favorite fabric designer is.  The randomly chosen winner will receive a charm pack of her (or his) choosing from my store.  Winner chosen on Jan. 6. Oops!  Drawing will be Feb. 6. Thanks M.E. Stephens!

I'll be back in a few days to give a report on my trip to Road To California.  See ya then!

Linking to:  Sunny Simple Sundays
                Katherine's Corner Thursday Favorite Things 
                     Crazy Mom Quilts Finish It Up Friday

159 comments:

  1. I like Debbie Mumm fabrics.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

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  2. Oh, your teeny tiny dresden is just perfect and is a darling pincushion. I love it!

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  3. Love your tiny Dresden! I love all fabric, haven't meet one I didn't like! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  4. So adorable! YOU did a wonderful job!

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  5. Oooh its lovely - love the materials. Enjoy California (one of my favourite places!). Thanks for sharing.

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  6. It is super cute, the smaller the loveliest I think! It is precious! Loving marmalade fabrics! Thanks for themchance to win!

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  7. oh this is so cute and pretty.

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  8. Wonderful pincushion !!
    I just took a look at your store.
    I like the La Belle Fleur Fabric Charm Pack - it's just beautiful :)

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  9. I love your pincushion! It's adorable! :) I love Pam Kitty's fabrics! :)

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  10. Kate Spain's fabrics are always beautiful. Although there are lots of great designers out there.

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  11. Wonderful little dresden - love the heart button center. Favorite designer...too many to count but any of the new bright joyful colors turn my head. blessings, marlene

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  12. Cute Dresden pincushion. Love Kate Spain's fabric designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. Sweet little pincushion....great Valentine gift! Kate Spain and 3 Sisters are just two that come to mind. Thanks so much!

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  14. Oh I really like your pincushion! Great idea!

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  15. Your tiny Dresden is so cute. My favorite designer these days is Tula Pink.

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  16. Adorable tiny dresden! :) As to a favorite fabric designer...it's like this...do they work with fibers, color, pattern...create fabric? Then I like them! :)

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  17. that is just the cutest dresden!! I like Kate Spain thanks

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  18. Sweet pincushion! I like a lot of different designers, but I have to say, Sweetwater is my favourite.

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  19. You should win a prize! I thought my dresden was small, but yours is half that size...I LOVE it!

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  20. Cutie pincushion! One of very favorite designers has to be Lori Holt.

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  21. Cute pincushion and a great job! One of my favorite designers is Joanna Figueroa. There are so many great designers. Thank you for participating and sharing your wonderful Dresden pincushion. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

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  22. What a cute little pillow - it's tiny! My hands wouldn't work well with such small piecing, but you've done a lovely job. Favorite designer? Don't make me pick just one. How about Bari J from Art Gallery Fabrics.

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  23. Gosh, I never keep track of who the designers are. One day I am looking for a cute little kid print and that is my favorite DESIGN.. The next quilt I am looking for an elegant print.. and that is my favorite DESIGN. I really don't keep track of the designer. It is the fabric that I am looking for, not who designed it.

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  24. What a cute little Dresden plate! I like lots of designers, so today my favorite is French General.

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  25. Very cute pin cushion. I life Heather Mulder Peterson fabrics. Love her flowers and teals. Thanks.

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  26. Cute pin cushion. If I win I like "Marmelade" or Kaffe Fasset.
    Thanks for sharing.
    regards from Skåne

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  27. How adorable! Pick a favorite? That's impossible! I love the colorful fabrics in the Robert Kaufman line, but they are designed by many individuals, so I can't pick just one. I also love a lot of the Kate Spain fabrics and Amanda Murphy fabrics.

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  28. I love Kate Spain & Denise Schmidt the best but have so many others I love too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. At the moment it's Kate Spain!

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  30. Your pincushion is so charming :)
    I can't say I have a favourite, maybe I'm too fickle.
    Thank you for the chance:)

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  31. The pincushion is just precious!

    I love all fabric but if I were hand tied and gagged and made to tell a favorite it would be Deb Strain! :)

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  32. Such a cute little pincushion...so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Right now I like Riley Blake fabric, but that will change with my next project!!

    Love that pin cushion!!

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  34. Kate Spain is my favorite Moda designer this month - love her bright and beautiful colors. Your little pincushion is wonderful and the button just sets it off. Thank you from Judy C in NC

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  35. Whatever looks good at the time. Thanks for the giveaway. vickise at gmail dot com

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  36. What a wonderful MINI Dresden...only 4 inches may be our smallest YET.. *wink*. I really love all the fabrics out so no favorite from me *giggle*... Thank you for participating in the Hop.. Hugs and Happy Hoppin'

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  37. Your little pincushion is just SO cute! And I love the addition of the heart button! Frankly, I don't have any idea who designs the fabrics I buy...I see a piece I think is beautiful and I buy it. I love small florals and bright colors and that's what I generally purchase.

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  38. Whhat an amazeing little dresden you came up with. And useful two dual purposes you can't go wrong with theat. Hmmm favorite fabric designer...That kinda changes ...lol....doesn;t it for everyone...I have lways loved all of Amy butlers fabrics and all of Anna maria Horners stuff and I do love Riley Blake and Kate SPain....SO if I wond I would just say surprise me please.Thank you for the chanc eto enter your giveaway.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I love your Dresden - it's so cute!

    Thank you for the chance at a giveaway - my favorite designer would have to be either Bonnie & Camille or Kate Spain!

    Thank you again, I'm a new follower - and your store is beautiful!

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  40. Such a cute pincushion...I love miniature things and yours is so sweet!Lori Holt would be (one of) my favorite designers..there are so many out there producing wonderful things that excite and entice me...guess that's why I have so many unfinished projects...hmm!

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  41. Cute pincushion, I want one. Thanks for sharing in the hop.

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  42. How on EARTH did you get that dresden so small????? How long are those blades? That is amazing! I stand in awe of your mad sewing skills. Have fun on your trip! Can't wait to hear your road trip report. I miss California sometimes, especially as I live in Michigan and am surrounded by snow right now! lol

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  43. I love tiny, so your Dresden really struck a chord with me - love it!!! My favorite designer... hmmm... you can't go wrong with Kate Spain. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  44. This is beautiful! Daring as it is so tiny and precise- it is gorgeous!

    AM relativley new to quilting and blog hops so I don't have a favorite fabric designer right now, but am partial to Stonehenge

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  45. What a darling little Dresden. My favorite fabric is by Kate Spain.

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  46. So darn sweet and I love the button in the center.

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  47. That tiny dresden is so cute. I love the button in the center too. There are so many wonderful designers but right now my favorite is Me and My Sister Designs. Their lines are always so cheerful and bright.

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  48. Such a small Dresden! I could never do that with my fat fingers!!! :)

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  49. That is sooooo cute. Great work. I really enjoy Lori Holt's designs.

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  50. I have to make that pincushion...sweet ! Hands down, Bonnie and Camille !I love all fabric, but there's just something about them. The funny thing is my whole house is western ranch type decor. ..go figure that one out! :=O

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  51. Your pincushion is sooo cute. I can't imagine making a Dresden THAT small.You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  52. Stacy-That little dresden pincushion is so precious. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  53. Absolutely darling and quite unique. Thanks for sharing. Robin

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  54. Such a cute pincushion :) I like Riley Blake. thank you!

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  55. I really like Kate Spain's collections, my favourite is Cuzco.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  56. Sew Cute! Love it. Kate Spain is tops on my list.

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  57. Lori Holt is one of my favorite designers! Your tiny dresden is beautiful! Would love to make one!

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  58. I really like French General. Love your Dresdens.

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  59. When I saw your Dresden I KNEW it was tiny because I have that button! So pretty. I don't have a favorite designer. I don't know designers, but just like fabric.

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  60. What a lovely pincushion.....my favorite fabric today "it could change tomorrow" is French General.....just love it......thanks for the giveaway.....

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  61. Darling tiny pin cushion! You must have a lot of patience! I like Riley Blake, among many others!

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  62. I like Me and My Sisters Designs.

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  63. Your pincushion Dresden is adorable! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. I really do not have a favorite designer. I choose fabrics for the feel and the Ohhh loook at that fabric, wouldn't it look great with this!

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  64. Your pincushion is super cute. Thanks for sharing

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  65. DARLING PIN CUSHION!
    I LIKE CAMILLE+BONNIE!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  66. Pretty pin cushion! I like Tula Pink. Thanks!

    gussek at hotmail dot com

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    1. whoops... forgot who my favorite desiner is... let's see... who ISN'T my favorite designer....lol. I like lots of them, but I guess Kate Spain is my favorite.

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  69. I love Barbara Brackman's reproduction prints.
    I love your little pillow, that is a fun piece.
    Seeing all of the wonderful quilting ideas, makes me want to try dresdans.

    Debbie

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  70. I love your pin cushion! I don't have a favorite designer, I love so many different ones. I do like Lori Holt's fabrics.
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  71. what an adorable pin cushion! Thank you for sharing and the opportunity. My favorite designer is probably Amy Butler, i've just always loved her colors and prints.

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  72. There are not a lot of designers that I DON'T like. I was browsing at your store and French General caught my eye. Love your pin cushion dresden. I think such a tiny dresden would be difficult to sew. Thanks for sharing.

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  73. I like all the designers..everyone has something to offer. I like Lori Holt and I am doing her Row Along. I like your little pin cushion. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  74. My all time favorite designer is Kaffe! I love his saturated colors. But I also like Moda fabrics as well. Love your pincushion.

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  75. I love your tiny Dresden, really perfect! I am too new at this to have a favorite designer -- I've mostly used Moda so far, but my mouth waters at the fabrics I see on other blogs, lol.

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  76. Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake, "The Sweetest Thing" is my favorite favorite favorite!

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  77. Your sweet little pincushion Dresden is so cute. I think my favorite fabric designer is a toss up between Bonnie and Camille and Sweetwater.

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  78. Very cute! Great job. I just love it!. My favorite is Robert Kaufman

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  79. Cute little dresden! I love Riley Blake...can always use more!

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  80. Gracioso e criativo,parabéns.
    Riley Blake.
    Obrigada

    tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  81. i love riley blake thanks for the giveaway

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  82. What a lovely dresden you have shared with us - thank you! I don't have a favorite fabric maker/designer, but I would probably have to say I prefer the older designs like retro prints. Some of the modern fabrics just make me feel as though I am in a Dr Seuss book, like I have visited the Whos in Whoville.

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  83. My all time favorite designer is Laurel Burch. Her designs were amazing!

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  84. I love your pincushion! There are so many good fabric designers and companies today. Riley Blake does a great job.

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  85. That's a mighty small dresden to fill 2 shoes, the blog and valentine decorating! I like lots of designers but one of my favorites is Jill Finley.

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  86. The tiny Dresden is so sweet! Love it!
    My favourite designer is Riley Blake.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  87. Super cute! I love tiny dresdens! Brilliant minds think alike! ;)

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  88. Leah at Quilted Delights also made a little dresden pincushion. I don't know which one is smaller but I love the heart button on yours. I don't have a favorite designer. Just designs I fall in love with!

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  89. Love your little dresden pin cushion. It was the final straw to push me to try my own, but, oh boy, am I ever all thumbs. Don't work well with tiny pieces. It's hard to pick a favorite designer because there are so many that have spectacular lines; guess I'd go with Amy Butler for now. swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  90. the little pincushion ist so cute, funny idea.
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  91. Your dresden pin cushion is adorable - what a sweet idea for a gift!!!
    I alsolutely love any of Kate Spain's fabric designs and right now Honey Honey is on the top of my list!!

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  92. LOVE your little dresden! I have tons of "favorite" fabric designers - first one comes to mind - Kaffe Fassett!

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  93. Amy Butler!

    Deborah
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  94. There are so many out there... I do like Kaffe's lines, but I am very traditional in taste and like things that Pat Sloan does too!

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  95. Your little dresden is yummiest.I love many designers Kate Spain,Riley Bllake,Fig Tree,Bonnie and CAmille, French General but any fabrics is beautiful.Thanks!

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  96. I am a Kate Spain fan. What a sweet pincushion.

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  97. So cute the teeny tiny pillow. DH did not realize how small it was until he read the blog too. He is so cute! My favorite fabric designer lately is Pam Vieira-McGinnis of Pam Kitty Morning. Absolutely adore the fabric lines!

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  98. What a sweet dresden. It is hard to choose a favorite designer. I think my favorite in the "under-appreciated" category is Martha Negley.

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  99. Such a sweet pincushion. My fave is basicgrey :)

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  100. Rosemary B here: this is the cutest little thing ever! what a fun adorable idea. I am going to make one too!
    thank you for sharing m'dear

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  101. That is one tiny tiny dresden!
    There are so many designers that I like...it is hard to say one is a favorite over another. Today I will say French General. So classic, beautiful and soothing...

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  102. I am a true fabric junkie...no favorite...love each one more than the last *grin* Right now, I am loving anything with words on it.....

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  103. Cute dresden!!! I really like Minick & Simpson's fabrics. Thanks

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  104. Aneela Hoey - I just love the "atmosphere" of her fabric designs!

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  105. Love your tiny dresden pincushin. I've been collecting different photos as I'm wanting to make a few. The heart button is just the perfect extra detail. Thank you for sharing with us, great job! I'm in live with everything Kate Spain does.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I love your pincushion. I really don't have a favorite fabric designer.

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  107. Oooooh love your Pincushion!!! Awesome!!

    Can't say I have a favorite designer really...new to quilting...but lovin Bonnie & Camille at the moment...loooooove the Marmalade line!!! :)

    Thanks for chance to win your Drawing!!! :)

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  108. Love your little dresden! My favorite designer is Lori Holt for Riley
    Blake fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. I love Bonnie and Camille for Moda. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  110. Wow! So impressed by those tiny pieces! I think I'd say Patty Young.

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  111. Your Dresden pin cushion is too cute! I don't have a favorite fabric designer. Love a little something from them all.

    Thank you for sharing your project with us.

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  112. I love Riley Blake. And, I love your Dresden!

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  113. Stacy, that is the cutest pincushion I have ever seen!

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  114. Sweet pincushion. I love all fabric designs.

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  115. That is so adorable! I never thought of making one so tiny!
    I love, love anything Jennifer Paganelli creates!


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  116. That is the cutest mini dresden pin cushion! it's adorable! Anyone by Moda for me!! Thanks for participating and inspiring us today! The blog hop has been a lot of fun!

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  117. Loved the pin cushion, as far as my favorite designer, don't have one yet. Still learning! Any way thanks for a chance to win! Have a Safe Trip!!!

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  118. Clever idea and oh so cute! thanks for sharing. So far, my favorite fabric designer is Holly Holderman of Lake House Dry Goods. There are so many more that I like but I am always drawn to hers

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  119. I love your tiny dresden! So cute1 My favourite designer is Kate Spain!

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  120. That is the sweetest little dresden. I think Lori Holt is my favorite designer. K-

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  121. I love Michael Miller's fabrics! My taste exactly :) Thanks for the great giveaway...

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  122. Live your tiny Dresden! My favorite designer is Bonnie and Camille.

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  123. What a dear little dresden..it is perfectly adorable!!! Your shop is very appealing especially your shipping costs which are becoming an obstacle for international fabric buying. Thank-you for keeping them at a reasonable level, though I expect it might not be easy to do. You are now on my shopping list and as for fav designers, well... I love the Fig Tree lines, thirties reproduction such as Judie Rothermel, Windham etc. Also a fan of Lecien's Flower Sugar, Martha Negley, Bonnie and Camille...I really couldn't pick between them as I am grateful and appreciate them all and many more besides! Hope this helps:)grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot)au

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  124. Wow what a sweet mini dresden! So cute! Fav designer? Probably Joel Dewberry but I love so many others too!

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  125. I like Pam Kitty Morning! Your Dresden project is sweet!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  126. your teeny tiny dresden is so sweet! I think my favourite designer is either Lori Holt or Bonnie and Camilla

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  127. I like the Moda line. I loved your pin cushion.

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  128. Such a sweet little Dresden. I love pin cushions. How adorable is that!!

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  129. I am sincere, I don't pay attention to designer's names, I pick a fabric only if colors and prints hit my heart, thank you so much for your kind giveaway...

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  130. Sweet, sweet,sweet and perfect for Valentines Day Stacy. I have two favorites and many more that I really really really like. The two wonderful ladies I admire for their talents and their big 'hearts' are Anne Sutton and Edyta Sitar. Thanks for sharing, happy stitching, Pauline

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  131. The pin cushion is cute. I hope you meant the winner will be chosen FEB. 6th since it's already past Jan. 6th this year....and I really won't remember this a year from now. ;-) hehe

    I think my favorite designer at the moment is Ro Greg. I don't like everything she's done, but I find I like a lot more of her stuff than other's over all. :-)

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  132. Hi!!! Your little pincushion is adorable!!! Great for Valentines Day!!! I am fairly new and I like a lot of different designers and fabrics!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!

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  133. Adorable pincushion!
    I love Ghastlies(Alexander Henry?) and Mama said Sew and Sweetwater and Riley Blake.....

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  134. Sweet! a teeny tiny Dresden! I now have many favourite designers. Sweetwater was one of my first favourites. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  135. that is soo cute.. Denise Schmidt.. her fabrics are different from anything I would normally pick, but for some reason I am just drawn to them.

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  136. I seem to be drawn towards Riley Blake these days. I adore your pincushion! Someone else did a pincushion too that was so sweet! I have a thing for pin cushions! I'm really going to have to try the Dresden on top, so cute!

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  137. Love your pincushion. I really need to make myself a cute one! Riley Blake might be my favorite.

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  138. So sweet! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things! I'm kicking off a brand new blog hop on Superbowl Sunday called the Creative HomeAcre Hop! I would love to have you join the fun at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  139. What a cute, tiny dresden! Thanks for the chance at a fun giveaway! Actually, I occasionally blog about the fact that my recent favorite fabric designers are Tommy Hilfiger, Old Navy, and the like ... since I've been sewing with shirt fabrics lately! Thanks for the chance at a fun giveaway.

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  140. Sew very sweet. Have a great trip. I don't have a favorite designer. But I can't think of one I don't like either. Good quality cotton just feels good.

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  141. Your pincushion is so cute. I pinned it. lol! Love that I pinned the pin cushion. Yes, I am easily humored. I always adore anything similar to Aunt Gracie's vintage looking fabric. Thanks for the fun give away!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  142. Love the button! I'd love to win honey honey. Thank you

    Whosewbusyatgmaildotcom

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  143. Love this! What a darling dresden! I love Kate Spain and Joel Dewberry! I would love a Honey, Honey Charm pack :)

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  144. This is so cute! Did you use the dresden template or make your own pattern. I think the Honey Honey collection by kate spain looks really sweet. Her color combinations are fresh and fun. I have many favorite designers.... because I'm addicted to fabric. Thanks for sharing in the hop. I loved all the creativity expressed. Someday I hope to jump in on one of the hops of Madame Samm's when I feel like i am a little more caught up on projects. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway! Now I'm going to check out your shop a little more :) Janita

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  145. I love this!!!!! I need to make a pincushion. Yours is terrific. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

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  146. I love Kate Spain for Moda, especially the Spa line. Your pincushion is adorable.

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  147. I love Michael Miller. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  148. I think its lakehouse. thanks for the chance!

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  149. You did a great job! Love the pincushion)

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  150. Love your tiny dresden!! :) I love Kate Spain's fabric! :)

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  151. I love the tiny Dresden Pin Cushion. She is so cute I wanta make me one!
    Stephanie

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