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Friday, November 14, 2014

Christmas Pillows and Giveaway!

Well, I mentioned at yesterday's NTT that I finished a couple of Christmas pillows as gifts.  Here they are!  They are 18 inches square.


The ornament pillow is my very first applique' and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I have an irrational fear of interfacing, which is what has kept me from trying appliqué before this.  I've always worried that I'll iron the wrong side of it to something and ruin my work.  Maybe I'm being just a little bit neurotic??  I made this appliqué by sewing it to muslin (right sides together), then turning it right side out like a pillow.  Then I kept it in place with basting spray while I stitched it down, and it worked like a champ!  Check out the backs-


So, here's the thing.  I have made so many Christmas projects over the last few years, and each time, I just add more and more to my Christmas stash.  At this point, I have a ton of scraps, and frankly, I'm a little tired of them.  So, I've decided to give them away.


There are seriously a LOT of scraps in this pile of many different prints I've collected.  Definitely enough for a lap sized quilt, depending on the pattern, and a few bigger pieces as well.  I'm ready to send them off to a new home, and let someone else make some holiday keepsakes with them.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment to let me know what you'd like to make with them!  I'll randomly choose a winning number on Wednesday afternoon, and announce the winner at next week's NTT!  Good luck to all!

This giveaway has now ended, but I host giveaways often, so keep your eyes open for next time!

130 comments:

  1. Oh my,I am in love with both of your little pillows! Great work on your first applique!

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  2. I recently bought a pattern that included various shaped ornaments - I think this fabric would make the cutest ornaments! And bunting! Oooh, an all fabric decorated tree, with fabric ornaments, and bunting, and chains made with fabric....
    Thanks! Very cute pillows! I like how they have envelope opening for easy cleaning.

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  3. I think I would shoot for a Christmas quilt first of all, maybe the size to hang off a bannister rail, or foyer wall.

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  4. I would love to make a Christmas snowball table runner.
    whatknotgirls at yahoo dot com

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  5. I would make a table runner and place mats. Using the scraps from these projects I would make ornaments. Thanks for the chance to win this great group of scraps. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  6. Your pillows are very pretty. I also like the envelope opening in the back so they can be taken off to wash easily.
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway. I would love to use them to make a Christmas quilt or a table runner and maybe place mats.

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  7. Oh, Sweetie, you can send those scraps to me so I can continue making gift bags with them! My plan is to have so many fabric gift bags for Christmas that I don't need to buy, use and throw away paper wrapping paper! I would definitely put them to good use!

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  8. I like the scrappy ornament pillow. I think I'd make a table runner, or some Christmassy pillows, threadeverywhere at gmail dot com

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  9. I would love to make a Christmas wall hanging. Thank you for the chance.

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  10. Your pillows are perfect for adding holiday charm to the house. Love the envelope back. I would use them in a lap quilt, maybe the Four Patch + x's and O's pattern. Thanks for the chance.

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  11. I would make a set of pillows to add to the Christmas feel of the house.

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  12. I would make a patchwork Christmas tree skirt. Among other things! Your pillows are so great! I need to make pillows...

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  13. Pillows, table runners, stockings and if anything is leftover, pot holders! Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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  14. Wow, your scraps look awesome! I would make a wonky star quilt with your cute scraps. And maybe a few pillows to match. Now if I could only finish my Christmas quilts with fabric bought last year. One top is one--that counts, right?!

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  15. I would love to use these for baby or toddler quilt. They are so cheery!

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  16. Love your Pillows!!! & your Scraps! lol Think I would make a Tablerunner..or maybe pillows...OR a coool Tote for ME! giggle (Whatever I decide will be perfect for the scraps..they will let me know! )

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  17. Your pillows are precious. I would like to make some placemats and a center cloth for Christmas and these scraps would work great!

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  18. I love those pillows!! And I'd use them for a Christmas quilt!

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  19. Scraps would be nice for little happies and ornaments. It sounds like fun.
    Renragjd@gmail.com

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  20. I want to make stockings. Fun giveaway. Thanks.

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  21. Wow, I'd love these scraps!! I'd make a tree skirt and some couch pillows. Your new ornament pillows are fantastic. Congrats on your first applique.

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  22. I have a Christmas Ornament scrap quilt that this would be perfect for.

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  23. Love your pillows. I would make pillows, table runners and placemats. I love to have Christmas themed table dressing at this time of year.

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  24. More pillows. Or placemats. Or mug rugs. Or...

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  25. Oh My Word, I love scraps and bright colours, this is a double whammy. I make a Christmas quilt or pair of pillow covers for my daughter every year and this would set me up ready for next year. If I were fortunate enough to win I would gladly cover the shipping charge to the UK.

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  26. I love your pillows! I would make some too! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  27. Great job on the pillows! I'd like to make a quilted Christmas tree skirt. It's one of those projects I say I'm going to get to every year. Your stash could really get me motivated!

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  28. Wonderful pillows! I would like to make a table runner if I win.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  29. I have so many scraps patterns, I will make a good use of your scraps. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. Your first applique project couldn't be more creative and fun! The obvious choice for using your scraps would be pillows - and Christmas stockings - everything would be made VERY scrappy and festive. I so enjoy your patterns and blog. I am waiting for a fabric company to "discover" your vision for designing.

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  31. Ooh. I'd love some Christmas fabric scraps. Thanks for a chance to win. I'd use them to make a festive table runner.

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  32. HI Kelly,
    I would love to make Christmas pillows with your scraps- time to remove the pink ones from my sofa! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. I don't have much Christmas fabric. I love Christmas just haven't made alot of Christmas things. I would love to make a few pillows or maybe it's time for a Christmas lap quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  34. I'd make a Christmas throw to cuddle up under during our cold MN. winter:) Thanks!
    hatlevig@integra.net

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  35. Cute pillows! I need to tame some of my strings that way. Thanks for the chance to win the gorgeous scraps. I have a little tree wall hanging that I'd like to make. They would work for that!

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  36. I would love to make a lap quilt- All Wrapped Up- with these scraps.

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  37. Really love your pillows. I've been doing a lot of pillows lately. Thanks for the chance. robinsheloratearthlinkdotnet

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  38. You continue to inspire! Last year I used all my Christmas strings and scraps to make a scrappy table topper. I would use the scraps to make three more so my daughters would stop trying to sneak mine out of the house. Haha

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  39. I make jewelry and flowers with fabric. That would be first. I think I would make a chain or pennant with the rest. Thanks for chance to win. collinsscarboro@hughes.net

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  40. Lovely pillows!! And thanks for the chance to win the scraps, I love scraps!! :)
    I would probably use them to complete a xmas wall hanging that has been a UFO in my closet for quite a while!!

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  41. I would love to make a scrappy Christmas lap quilt and pillows. Thanks for the chance. I love playing with scraps

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  42. On a mission to use my scraps now and succeeding, but a few more would be nice. Thank you for chance to win more. Beautiful pillows, will have to try something like them. Your inspiration is so appreciated.

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  43. Oh Scraps! I love 'em. Let's see what to make: Well to start a couple of your pillows, tree skirt, quilt (of course) and since I have dolls that need new holiday outfits maybe incorporate them into those somehow. What a great give away. Thanks for the chance to win. Phyllis

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  44. I love your bauble cushion - I'd love to make some as presents!

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  45. Love your pillows. I think I would make a tree skirt out of the scraps.

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  46. I love your scraps. I am making a Christmas village out of scraps and could use some to add more color to it.

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  47. Oh how fun! I even BUY scraps, as I love to add colors to my already huge scrap pile! I would make tiny zipper bags, and pin cushions, as no scrap is too small to escape my attention! Literally!

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  48. Hi Kelly! I would mix your Christmas scraps in with mine and make a Christmas quilt for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  49. I would start with a lap quilt, then place mats and mug rugs until the scraps were all gone.

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  50. Those look cute for some ornaments.

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  51. I would make a Christmas tree skirt. Cute pillows!

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  52. I wanted to make a Christmas quilt this year but I have no Christmas fabric except a couple scraps from my minky blankets. That is crazy! I decided to be better prepared for the holidays next year. Love your pillows. I know some hate appliqué but I love it! I was surprised how easy it really was my first try also!

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  53. Well, I just started quilting, so I'm sure I could put them to good use. I'd like a Christmas throw on the back of the couch.

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  54. My children had Christmas quilts growing up. I would make a Christmas quilt for a grandchild.

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  55. The scraps would definitely be turned into more pillows, yours rock!! Thanks for the chance!

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  56. A table runner for our annual buffets throughout the holidays and napkins that fold into Christmas trees and some coaster gifts. Fabulous fabrics! Thank you for the chance :)

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  57. A scrappy Christmas quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  58. Your pillows are just beautiful and with your scraps I'll make runner and pinecone.

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  59. Sew cute Kelly! Congrats on doing your first applique! I'm not in the running for your pretty Christmas scraps, but just wanted to say that I love your pillows!

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  60. I absolutely love the pillows! Gorgeous! I would make a Christmas tree skirt with the scraps.

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  61. I would like to make Christmas pillows.

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  62. I wold make a Christmas quilt for my sister.

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  63. Love your pillows -- especially the ornament one. Would love to make those. I also have been wanting to make a Christmas lap quilt for a couple of gifts. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  64. your pillows have worked a treat, love the crazy style. Having got a new table I think I would make a runner and some mats if I was lucky enough to win your scraps.

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  65. your pillows are seriously cute. I would love to make some pillows for our daughter who has just plain pillows and because she is so busy she doesn't have time to even decorate, pillow for my sister who only does a tree with decorations because she is so busy, thank you.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  66. I would love to make some pillows for my guest room - we are having lots of company for the holidays and it would be great to make the room festive!

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  67. I would love to have this variety of scraps. I have wanted a Christmas quilt for a few years but never seem to have time to get it all together.

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  68. I would love to make some pillows for gifts. Thanks for the chance!

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  69. I need a Christmas quilt and would love to include your scraps. b.j.day68@gmail.com

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  70. My guild makes placemats for Senior Center lunches and for other Senior homes so I would use the scraps to make placemats. We make placemat kits which our members take home and sew and return. Also, we have sewing days to make kits or for philanthropy sewing. In addition to the placemats, we make quilts and pillowcases which are donated to various organizations which benefit children and adults in need. Thank you for offering to share your scraps. Many of our members donate fabrics from their stashes or the remnants from a finished quilt.

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  71. I have 5 G.niece's and I would make them a bag each with maybe a little dolly or tree ornament to put inside; even a pencil case would go down well with them all as well :)

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  72. i love Christmas fabric and would make ornaments , thanks

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  73. I could go nuts with that fabric. On my to-do list for holiday sewing is some potholders, little fabric ornaments, possibly some log cabin holiday pillows... those scraps would work well for all of them!

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  74. I have a pattern for a patchwork Christmas tree wall hanging that I really have been wanting to sew. I haven't made it because I don't have enough Christmas material in my stash. I would love to win some of yours so I can get the tree done for this (or more likely next) Christmas.
    thelady at hotmail.com

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  75. Your pillows are so cute and with the scraps I would make stockings and pot holders

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  76. I love making small holiday items that I can give as gifts! Table runners and pot holders are my favorites. Love your pillows too -- maybe I need to start making pillows as gifts.

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  77. I love scraps, and I want to make everyone in my immediate family a Christmas quilt. The scraps would be awesome! cdahlgren at live dot com

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  78. I've been wanting to make a christmas table runner and some place mats, so I'd use them for that. If there was enough left, I'd make a wall hanging or a cushion cover too.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  79. We have so little x-mas decor.....Perhaps a tree skirt.

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  80. I would love to make some pillows like yours, so beautiful! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  81. Love your pillows Kelly! What a fun giveaway. Maybe pillows and a tablerunner.

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  82. Love scraps. I would make runners or wall hangings with them. Thanks for the generous give away.

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  83. I just got married at the end of September, so those scraps would go towards our first Christmas quilt in our new home. :) Thanks for being so generous with your scraps!

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  84. My husband and I love to decorate the whole house for Christmas. Your fabrics could become one or more Christmas quilts to add to the decorations. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. I am now working on a scrappy Christmas quilt - would really like to add more variety! Thanks for the give away!

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  86. I would make a lap quilt and a pillow or two. I need more Christmas items to decorate my house. I love the pillows you made!

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  87. I am making table runners for gifts and these would make great seasonal gifts to share. I also like the pillow idea.

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  88. Love your pillows! Fabulous! The backs are very cute too. I am making Christmas blankets for my two newest grandchildren, it is a tradition. Your scraps would be perfect. Keep those little fingers and eyes playing I spy Christmas.

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  89. I'd make some Christmas pillows. Love your ideas!

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  90. Christmas pillows for my neighbors! Thanks for the opportunity to win fabric

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  91. Your scraps look terrific - I like the idea of making scrappy quilt as you go stockings with them. I like your pillows too.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  92. Love your pillows! I think I'd make some quilt-as-you-go pillows, much like yours on the right.

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  93. I would love to make a little quilt for my 4 yr old for Christmas. She's just old enough to start enjoying holidays. Yay!

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  94. I love doing the scrappy look.
    I would use your fabric in some quilts for our "AUSSIE HERO" QUILTS.
    To send off to the people on deployment.. I would love to take them off your hands

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  95. I have been collecting Christmas fabric for the past 2 years and have an awesome pattern waiting patiently for me to have enough variety to finally turn it into a family Christmas Quilt...anything you could add to that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for the chance to win ;o)

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  96. There's never too much Christmas fabric for a good scrappy quilt!! Thanks for being generous with some of yours!

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  97. Started quilting this year - addicted now ofcourse!!! Have not built up a stash yet so would love some - especially Christmas fabric which if my favorite season. Would make a pillow for sure - only the 2nd I have done - and would love to make a scrap Christmas quilt - would a first. Thanks for your wonderful blog!

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  98. Thank you for this opportunity. Since some of the fabrics have the Christmas fabrics, but no symbols, I think I'd make a nice wall hanging for my classroom. After that maybe some cute ornaments that I'd use as gift tags. Also I've been wanting to try a rag rug. Oh my the ideas are limitless.

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  99. I would love to make a scrappy holiday lap quilt for my dad who could use some cheering up!

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  100. Christmas scraps....what a great idea...and baubles would be great!...thank you.

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  101. I love to make string quilts and your beautiful fabrics would make a very festive holiday quilt. Thanks for a chance to obtain MORE fabric!

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  102. Lovely!!! I would make table runners for Christmas gifts!! Thanks for the chance!!

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  103. Love your ornament pillow. I'm a huge fan of making pillows with scraps so that's what I'd do!

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  105. I'll make a hexie quilt. I think it would turn out cute all made up with holiday prints.

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  106. I am knee deep in Christmas sewing projects. Would like to do a wall decoration with an embroidery hoop with a quilted piece inside; like a christmas boubles. Also working on stockings for family members!
    Esther

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  107. Christmas projects in full swing now! Love your cushions. I feel a scrappy Christmas quilt coming on. Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  108. Hmm, so many choices, but I think I would do some scrappy mug rug's for Christmas gifts. thanks for the opportunity.

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  109. Since I don't have a Christmas quilt, I would use the fabric to make a quilt using the design you used on your Christmas pillow. The blocks you made are really cool, and the colors are very coordinated. Thanks for the chance to win fabric.
    carrkathy2001@yahoo.com

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  110. Your ornament pillow is adorable! Those scraps would work up well for some Christmas place mats and a table runner. 'Tis the season!

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  111. Love your pillow! I could really use those scraps to complete some little gifties I am making....mug rugs,
    tea towels and a table runner. Thanks for the chance to win!
    wigglypup2 ( at ) yahoo ( dot ) com

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  112. Your cushions are lovely Kelly. I think those scraps would make a lovely table runner.

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  113. I'd love to make a table runner, or maybe a tree skirt, with the scraps.

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  114. I would make a baby quilt for a special Christmas baby in need.

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  115. I'd use them to help make a tree skirt -- we don't have one!

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  116. I started a Christmas Strip Twist quilt that I needed more variety of holiday fabrics to use. This scrap bundle would be just what I need to finish this quilt for a gift.

    tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. Place mats would be cute! survivor9872@yahoo.com!

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  118. Probably a table runner. I love scraps!

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  119. I'm thinking about making a tree skirt and some stockings this year

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  120. I would love to make a table runner for Christmas!

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  121. Yay for Christmas! I'd like to use them for making ornaments.

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  122. I would make napkins and a table runner for the holidays. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  123. A table runner, Christmas patchwork stockings, and Christmas coasters. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  124. I think I have 2 little squares of Christmas print right now, so these would be very useful to me! I would use them for everything, for stockings, for one thing. sarah@forrussia.org

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  125. that I would use to make my daughters quilt, she wants hers to be in pinks and oranges !

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  126. I'd probably make a quilt or some pillows. Great job with your pillows!

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  127. Ooohhh... gosh I hope me! So the kids are finally big enough that they are asking for a Christmas tree this year (already, to many commercials) and if I am doing a tree then I want to make a tree skirt for it...

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  128. I really want a Christmas nested churn dash quilt and these would be perfect!

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  129. I'd like to sew some of my own Christmas pillows and wall pendants with these!

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

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  130. A table runner would be really cute with your ornament design and fabric. Thanks for the chance.

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