234 don't be crabby pillow & giveaway.

10.31.2012

Happy Halloween!  I don't have a very festive post for you today, but I do have a giveaway for you :)

When Laurie Wisbrun asked if she could send me some of her latest line, Don't Be Crabby, I jumped at the chance.  I love Laurie's fabric and this line is just so fun!  It's the whales... they just kill me with their cuteness.  This collection is due to release in December.

I decided to make some pillows for my nephews with the fabric since they are all obsessed with swimming, lakes, fish, boats, etc.  I had high hopes of finishing all four pillows before the end of the month but unfortunately life got in the way!  I was able to finish the first one though so here it is!
I used the pattern for my Woodland Tails Pillow, which was published in Issue 9 of Fat Quarterly.  I chose to offset the middle panel on this one a little though, since I accidentally cut the whale fabric wrong!
Since the pillow had a nautical theme going on, I decided to add in some nautical themed quilting.  My sewing machine has an anchor stitch (#235 on the Janome Horizon 7700) which was exactly what I was looking for!
The back is nothing too exciting, but it does feature one of the cute fish prints from Don't Be Crabby.
I just had to add in one of the selvages from the fabric too!  Can't waste those little crabs :)
Now for the giveaway!  Robert Kaufman is offering up one fat quarter bundle of Don't Be Crabby to one of you!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.  Tell me what you'd make with these prints, or what you're doing to celebrate Halloween!  Followers of this blog get an extra entry by leaving an additional comment.  Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you!  I'll pick a winner on Saturday.

Update:  This giveaway is now closed.  Congrats to our winner, hollymade!

234 comments:

  1. I am a follower. Thanks so much, these are soooo cute!

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  2. I have a friend who is working on adopting a baby. I could see this whole FQ bundle going to baby stuff for her. She is my biggest crafty supporter! Thanks!

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  3. I love these prints. I've been wanting to make my cousin a quilt for her camp on the river and this would be perfect!

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  4. We go to my cousin's house for Thanksgiving. They love the beach and use their boat constantly. I would make some oven mitts and hot pads as a Thanksgiving hostess present. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. I'm a follower! These are adorable.

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  6. I would make a quilt for my newborn! Love this collection

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  7. I love the anchor stitching. I think I am also in love with these colors. I think this would make the most adorable baby quilt.

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  8. I have the same machine but it's so new I've not had time to play with the stitches - thanks for the inspirations. I'd make a quilt for a little boy - probably my nephew, thanks for the giveaway

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  9. I follow your blog too - thanks!

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  10. I'll sew something for my nephews for Christmas.

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  11. Lovely! I would make a quilt for my nephew and I might even give it to him instead of just admiring the pretty fabric

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  12. Cute pillow! Love those crab selvages. I would use the prints in an i-spy quilt!

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  13. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. such a cute pillow.. we are going trick or treating of course! ;)

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  15. This would be perfect for a little boy who's 1st birthday is coming up. I could really sew up some special items with these oh-so-cute fabric!

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  16. I'm a follower now! I'd probably use the fabric for a baby quilt for our neighbor!

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  17. I think these fabrics would make a great quilt for a friend who's having a baby and not finding out gender -- whales and crabs are good for boys and girls!

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  18. Those would make a super cute baby quilt. Hmm, or maybe the perfect beach quilt!

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  19. And of course I'm a follower. :) p.s. I love the anchors on the pillow!

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  20. This would be perfect for a little-boy quilt. Love the whales and your anchors on the pillow!

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  21. Great fabrics! I'd make a quilt for my son!

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  22. Lovely fabric. fmoore11589@comcast.net

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  23. I have three sets of friends who are having children, can we say fantastic baby quilts?! And for Halloween since I'm at work (nurse) I've just got some devil horns on, can't wear anything that might not be cleanable with bodily fluids on it.

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  24. These would be perfect for a quilt for my son! Happy Halloween!

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  25. I'd make a quilt to donate since I have three daughters and this is perfect for a little boy. Sometimes it's hard to find boy appropriate fabric.

    I'll be taking my kids trick or treating tonight.

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  26. I'm a follower.

    That anchor stitch is just perfect.

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  27. i'm a (happy) follower.
    :)
    katz.gali(at)gmail.com

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  28. i'd probably make a blanket for one of my 3 boys.
    :)
    katz.gali(at)gmail.com

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  29. I'm a follower! I'd use this for a pillow or two for my nephews. They love the water.
    I'll be serving up hotdogs tonight at my neighborhood Halloweenie Hotdog Supper!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    nicolelhodge@yahoo.com

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  30. What awesome fabric! I'd make a quilt for one of my boys! They'd love this fabric too! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  31. I'm a follower! :)
    bcgeates at netbistro dot com

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  32. Oh my, I'd want to shamelessly copy your pillow but would probably restrain myself and make a quilt for my nephew.

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  33. I would love to make a baby boy quilt with these super-fun fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. I am a happy follower of your blog :-)

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  35. i follow your blog! and love it.

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  36. the pillow is cute - and love the anchors in there. these prints would be great for a baby quilt - in case my friend has a boy!

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  37. We're in England so we don't really 'do' Halloween. I bought a few Halloween odds and ends for my kids to play with and they've been dressing up from their dressing up collection and we'll leave it at that! Thanks for the give away!

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  38. I would definately make my nephew something!

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  39. I also follow your blog, and I love your cushion! Thanks again!

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  40. I love this fabric!! :) So fun! It'd definitely get made into something for my daughter...she loves crabs!! :)

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  41. lisawalsh@frontiernet.netOctober 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I would make an adorable quilt for a little boy I know that loves the ocean!

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  42. lisawalsh@frontiernet.netOctober 31, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    I follow your blog on Google Reader!

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  43. Love those prints and the pillows are beautiful. I would make a quilt with those and donate to one of the many requests that I am sure will come about as the result of Sandy. My parents were right in the path of Sandy, haven't been allowed back to the island yet but rumours are their place suffered NOT major damage so they are lucky, unlike many others.

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  44. I've been eyeing this fabric for some time now. I would love to get my hands on some.

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  45. I follow your blog via google reader.

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  46. I'd use it for a quilt for my friend that is expecting her first baby boy =)

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  47. I LOVE this FQ set, and my son would love it even more, he is anything fishing and ocean obsessed.
    Thanks for the chance to win! sonya(dot)missbossypants(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I am a follower via google reader. =)

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  49. ...and I'm a faithful follower!
    sonya(dot)missbossypants(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. What a darling pillow. Love all the little details. I think a beach bag would be really fun to make out of this.

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  51. Those whales are adorable! And those selvedges are to die for. It would make the cutest quilt for my nephew for Christmas.

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  52. Adorable! And I love that crab selvage! I would love to make some big pillows for my son's room. He would love the fabrics, and his name is Jonah so the whales would be perfect!

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  53. And I am a follower of course!

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  54. I would use it for a fish and stars quilt to remember my Dad...

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  55. I would make a quilt for my son-in-law! The crab selvedge idea is awesome!!

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  56. This fabric is so much fun! I think I'd make a large tote bag so I can put a fluffy towel in it and go to aquafit!

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  57. We're taking the kids trick-or-treating tonight. I can't wait to see them dressed up together! Miss C. is going to be Peter Pan and Master W. is going to be Lightning McQueen. Have a fun Halloween and thanks for the great giveaway!

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  58. I love this for a baby quilt!

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  59. And I'm a follower.

    chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  60. tonight my husband and i are passing out candy to neighborhood kids and crossing our fingers that our house won't get egged like last year.

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  61. it would make a lovely baby quilt

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  62. sorry, ncagla@yahoo.com

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  63. I think I would make some pillows for my son's room - great giveaway!!

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  64. I would love to make beach bags for my two young grandsons for when they come to my house (or to anywhere)when it's swim time!

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  65. Yes, ma'am, I DO follow your posts. :)

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  66. I'd probably make something for my baby boy due in Feb.

    I'm a follower.

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  67. We don't celebrate halloween...tonight I will be busy quilting the night away. Like you, I really like those little whales...makes me want to pull Moby off the shelf and read it again. I would most likely use those prints in a quilt for the a new children's home for at risk children.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  68. I think it would be fun to make a baby quilt out of these fabrics!

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  69. What a great giveaway! I would make a quilt for my uncle and aunt who are trying to recover from the storm Sandy that has devastated their home in N J on the beach.

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  70. We've been out trick or treating

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  71. What a fabulous giveaway! I would make a quilt for my 3 year old grandson who just loves playing in the water. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  72. My nephew just got upgraded to a big boy room and it has all boats and water on the wall that would totally match this. I'd make him a quilt with this fabric.

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  73. This line is adorable and then some!!

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  74. I follow your blog and instagram. This collection would make a lovely picnic blanket!

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  75. I would make a charity quilt or a sick child or for the local womens shelter for abused women children. I currently am trying to support a local ER and the womens shelter.

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  76. I'd make a floor pillow for my nephew!!!

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  77. I need to make a quilt for the new boss's first baby boy and this would sure be cute! Love your pillow.

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  78. The pillow is just too cute ~ love the anchor stitching. I need some boy fabric for a very sweet special little boy (friend of the family). This would be the perfect fabric.
    Going to my granddaughter's halloween party in just a few minutes. Thanks for the opportunity. (Yes I am a follower!

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  79. I can't get over how cute these patterns! I'd probably make a pin cushion and a pillow for my room to pair with the light blue walls and navy love seat.

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  80. My sister is having a baby boy in March and is doing the nursery in a nautical theme. This fabric would look so cute in her nursery!

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  81. So cute! Love the anchor stitching detail.
    Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

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  82. I'm now following you through fb.

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  83. Love bright prints for kids! So fun.

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  84. Awesome fabric, and I love the anchor stitch! I am [slowly] trying to turn my guest bedroom into a coastal bedroom. I'd love to make a small wall hanging and a bed runner with this! Thanks!
    thatrobingirl at gmail dot com

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  85. That fabric line is so cute! I would make a baby blanket! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. I think this would make a darling bag for my 'crabby' daughter!
    Thanks, sje.flowers@gmail.com

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  87. These are such fun prints. I'm having a son in January and my SIL is having a boy too. These would probably make it into a project for one or both of them.

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  88. I have two small boys, so the possibilities are endless, but I did recently find Kate Conklin's Fussy Fairytales pattern and think these prints would work for that.

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  89. I would make a boys quilt and donate it to charity as I do with almost all the quilts I make. I haven't made one quilt for myself in the 3 years I'm quilting now.... Maybe I should :-)

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  90. I follow your blog, thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. I would love to make a cute baby blanket! These fabrics are so fun!

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  92. I LOVE these prints! They'd be perfect for a new baby quilt for my little boy who's due in February :)

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  93. Such a cute pillow! The kids dressed up and we went out to do some trick and treating.

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  94. Hands down, that is the cutest selvage I've ever seen. Adorable pillow!!

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  95. I would make a quilt for some small person. Lord knows there are enough of them who would want a quilt made from fabrics like these.

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  96. Oh, I'd have to make a quilt for a darling toddler I know! Thanks for the chance!

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  97. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance!

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  98. so cute!! a small quilt for a small someone :)

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  99. A quilt for my nephew's upcoming 2nd birthday! His nickname is "Crabby!"

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  100. I'm a follower. Love when you pop-up in my RSS feed.

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  101. That is such a great pillow - I love the details of the anchor stitch and adding the selvedge! I'd probably make a little quilt.

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  102. We don't celebrate halloween. I follow you via Google Reader, love your blog. We live on the Gulf Coast and I love anything nautical. Thanks for the chance to win :)
    bbaxstall@gmail.com

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  103. On Halloween, my husband and I like to hand out candy. We usually make english muffin pizzas, but this year I branched out and made homemade pizza crust for our pizza.

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  104. I follow along in my Google Reader

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  105. I think I would make a kid's quilt though I'd keep the whales for myself!

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  106. Is it wrong to want these just for that selvage for my collection, lol?!

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  107. I need to make a baby boy quilt...this would be perfect!

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  108. These would make great little bags for my grandchildren.

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  109. So cute! I'd have to make something for my son out of this. Maybe a bag?

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  110. Hi I am a follower, would be so wonderful to win these!

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  111. What cute fabrics, would really love to win them..thanks for the giveaway!

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  112. I love these! I'd definitely make something for my boys!

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  113. I was finally able to fly back to Boston (was stuck because of Sandy) and I'm handing out candy for the first time in our new house. It is a blast!

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  114. With these fun, bright prints I would have to make something for my younger neices or nephew. Thanks for sharing.

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  115. Firstly, I love that anchor stitch! How cute! I'd make something for my little boy with these prints, they are such lovely vibrant colours :) I think the crabs are my favourite!

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  116. Our family love to go whale watching here in the winter so we spend a lot of time at the beach rugged up watchig the beautiful whales. I would love to make a tote bag to carry all our binochulars, cameras and warm drinks in as well as a small lap quilt to sit on!

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  117. OHHHH! These fabrics are FUN! I love how you used that crabby selvage!! I would use this to make a fun play mat for my friend's baby (he was recently adopted from Ethiopia!!).


    THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  118. I'm a follower through GFC and through my blog reader Shrook:)
    THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  119. That little piece of selvedge is just killing me - so cute! I'd make a baby quilt for my new niece who lives at the beach. :)

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  120. Love these fabrics! I think I'd start with some pillowcases! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  121. I'm pleased to be a follower! Thanks

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  122. My niece is going to be having a baby boy here soon...it would make the perfect baby quilt.

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  123. I would make bib/burp cloth sets. Such cute fabric!

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  124. With that fabric i would make some cute tote bags for taking things out to camp! also for halloween i'm sitting here reading through blogs while handing out fancy erasers and pretty pencils (trying to avoid candy this year but i have a bag for back-up in case i run out of stuff)

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  125. These fabrics would make a great kid's quilt.

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  126. Unfortunately I had to work this Halloween. Bummer! It's my favorite holiday too! Oh well, at least I can watch some horror movies tonight. Maybe I'll treat myself to some Halloween candy, that is, if I can find some.

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  127. Love the anchor quilting on this! I'm a marine biologist (and quilter!), and love finding great ocean/nautical fabric! This would make a great quilt for a little boy!
    arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  128. I'm also a follower!
    arbendlin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  129. I'd love to make a baby quilt for a pregnant friend with these gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  130. And I'm a happy follower of your blog, thanks.

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  131. I knight make a beach bag tote. I have several patterns and this fabric is perfect.

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  132. Love this fabric and your pillow. I passed out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters for the first time ever!

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  133. Unfortunely, here in Spain there's nothing as fun as Halloween for the kids, but in Catalonia (norteast of Spain) we have a tradition called "Castanyada" and on the night of 31st October we roast some chestnuts and sweet potatoes by the fire and eat "panellets" (small cakes) to celebrate the date.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  134. And I'm a happy follower of your blog!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  135. Love this! I would save for a very cute baby quilt. Halloween-I did some baking in the evening but that's about it. Very exciting life I tell ya...

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  136. I would make a quilt for my youngest on. I spend so much time sewing for everyone lose that my kids miss out on more than 1level.. Great give away, thanks for the opportunity. Good luck everyone.

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  137. I really want to make my son a tote bag just for swim class, with matching wet bags & snack bag & this line would be so perfect! I am just dying to get my hands on it!

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  138. Can't you see the lovely fabric as an apron for my next crab boil? I am thinking kitchen theme: apron, with matching potholders and fabric trimmed teatowels....

    As for Halloween, I had away in the back room and turned out the lights. We don't really get loads of kids in my area and I didn't want to sit on leftover candy as I will eat it all.

    Diane

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  139. So darn CUTE!!! I collect (and USE) fish, crab, etal. fabric for quilts, pillows, lampshades for our cabin at the coast! This is a GREAT addition to the theme. Thanks for the chance!

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  140. This pillow is so cute...I especially love the anchor stitching!
    Amanda

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  141. Ooh I would make a beach blanket for my parents to use this winter in Florida!

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  142. And OF COURSE I follow your blog!!!

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  143. Lovely cushion! Those fabrics would make a great quilt for my goddaughter!

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  144. And I'm one of your followers! Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

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  145. I love the idea of pillows! They are just too cute.

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  146. I follow your blog through emails! Your ideas are great! Thanks for sharing!

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  147. I would love to make a lap quilt for my husband. He doesn't get much, so this would be great! Thanks!

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  148. Oh I see such an adorable baby crib quilt with matching pillow!!!!!
    Halloween was a bust until TRUNK - n - Treat by the neighborhod commensed (thanks to dear Sandy) Kids trick or treated from car trunks with everyone that could get to the local park etc.

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  150. I would make a baby boy quilt for my friend.

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  151. I love your pillow and this line is so cute. I have a young gradson that would love aquilt from this bright fabric. My husband and I moved to the foothills so no little trick or treaters for us. Thank you.

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