Friday, August 5, 2011

Friday Fun Day

Hi Everyone,

This will make 3 giveaways going at the same time... hehe I must be crazy. Today, since there are no tutorials at The Quilted Fish, I thought I would bring you some free patterns from some of the fabric lines I have coming this fall.

This is Karavan isn't it awesome? Here is the link for the PDF.
This is Powerpop isn't it fun...and so simple? Here is the link for the PDF
And of course here is Terrain. Clicky clicky.

I have more and I will post them next week.

For the giveaway this week I am sending a Wrenly Charm Pack. I made it myself... Wrenly is almost gone from the shop but I enjoyed it so much so I thought I would share one last little bit of it with you.


Just leave a comment telling me what you have been looking for a tutorial for... maybe I can whip something up for you for the next newsletter or Friday Fun Day. Please just leave one comment. The giveaway goes until midnight next Friday 8/12/11.

Don't forget to enter today for the 2 yr blogiversary and last weeks giveaway.

Talk soon!

134 comments:

  1. I would love a tutorial for a sewing machine cover... something simple that can be put on and removed quickly. Thanks!

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  2. I would love to see a tutorial for how to get Dresden Plate lining up and the circle to lay flat. Beautiful pattern, just seems a bit scary to me.

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  3. I'd like a tutorial on y-seams.

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  4. I love all of your tutorials...just keep em coming.....and I love the Powerpop.....!

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  5. I'd like to have a tutorial for a Nook holder. I've seen Kindle covers made, but haven't seen anything for a Nook. It would be nice to have some sort of thickly padded notebook holder where the Nook goes on the right-hand side and maybe a little pocket on the left-hand side (for a small notepad) and also on the left-hand side little slots (for a couple of pens/pencils). Of course, I wouldn't want to make one, so would have to bribe/pay somebody to make one for me. HA!

    Lovely giveaway.

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  6. I am starting to get the hexie bug, so maybe a quick and easy way (if there is such a thing) to make lots and lots of hexies? :)

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  7. I do a lot of my own pattern designs, but always enjoy a variation on a 3-D.

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  8. Basic as it is, I'd love a tutorial on how to properly square up a quilt! I'm a beginner, and I find myself fretting when I get to that point in the process! :(

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Yes, properly squaring up a block and a quilt.
    when do you wash your quilt? Before the binding? After the binding?

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  10. Oooh, I like the y-seam suggestion above. Continuous bias tape would be useful for me too.

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  11. I like tutorials that show you how to make the most out of your fabric, fabric is expensive and if you can get a few projects done out of a yard of fabric tha makes my day : )

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  12. Thanks for the great links and for the chance to win the great fabric!

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  13. I have trouble with squaring up my quilts and blocks and don't know what I do wrong, they are only just a wee bit off but enough to make me crazy.

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  14. I'm a newbie quilter, and haven't even sewn the blocks together for my first quilt (I cut this blocks for it in the Spring). So, any beginner quilting tutorials are beneficial to me. :)

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  15. Some of mine have already been said, squaring up blocks and quilts and Y seams. Thanks Linda

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  16. I'd like more hours in the day for sewing!!
    Seriously though I'd like some help with curved seams

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  17. I would love a tutorial for a little pincushion!

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  18. Completely random, but I want a tutorial for a dinosaur backpack!

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  19. Pillows. I have yet to figure how to do a zipper for a pillow.

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  20. Happy Friday to you! I think another jewelry tutorial is in order!

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  21. I would love a tutorial on squaring up a quilt. Thanks for the awesome patterns!

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  22. I still need to make some simple pencil pouches for my girls for back-to-school, I'd love to see a tutorial for that!
    THANKS for the chance at those lovely prints!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. Hi, I would love a tutorial on simple machine quilting. I have a pinwheel sampler to quilt, and I would like to do it by machine - but not Free Motion. How do I stop and start each section is one of my burning questions. :)

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  24. You are so, so generous to share your tutorials with us! I love them all and can't wait to try them out.

    I know this may sound simple, but I've never made a mug mat and think they are adorable. I would like to see a tutorial on one of those.

    Thank you again for sharing with us!

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  25. I'd quite like a tutorial/tips on the best way to choose fabric online without sticking to bundles or fabric from the same line/designer - how to judge scale, if there is any way to make it easier to judge colour, how many emailed questions to the shop owner is generally acceptable(!), etc. Also, a little look behind the scenes at how you choose which fabrics to stock (or is that too cheeky an ask?!)...oh, and continuous bias binding! Pretty please...with a cherry on top?! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I'll read and be inspired by whatever tutorial you put out!

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  27. I can't think of a tutorial I'd like to see, I've already got a list of ones to work on. What I do need is help with interfacing! It drives me crazy especially iron on - those wrinkles grrrrr.
    Anyway thanks for a super giveaway, my friends little girl is called Wren and I keep thinking I must get some of this to make her something special.

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  28. i would love a Kindle or Ipad touch case with zipper tutorial. i need to figure out pouches and that size seems like a great chirstmas gift!

    also, great pattern links thank you.

    AND....i am listening to To Tame A Highland Warrior and thought of you when the word intrepid was used to define the maiin character guy!!!

    is it bad i dont remember any of their names, and this is my 3 or 4th highlander book...they are all the same...but i like them anyway!

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  29. hmmm... surely a quilt would be super cute with these fabrics. :)

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  30. I wish I had some Wrenly! I would actually like to find a tutorial for how to apply seam binding in garments (like on the bottom right photo here http://www.oliverands.com/patterns/skirts/patterns5.phtml). It makes a garment look so sophisticated, but it looks sort of complicated!
    Thanks again for the great giveaway!

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  31. I can't seem to get the quilt-as-you-go concept in my mind. I've looked at lots of tute. One of these days I'll get it.....grin...maybe.

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  32. Seems like there are so many tutorials out there that I already don't have time to make! BUT, I'm searching for a good messenger bag tute right now to make for my teen daughter...especially with details on what type of interfacing and some good pocket details would be helpful.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. My sister would love that elephant quilt. I like things that I can give as gifts to fellow quilters.

    Debbie

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  34. Wow what beautiful fabrics! It looks like you have quilt a few great suggestions for tutorials. I'd love a tutorial on making a Bento Box quilt.

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  35. I have been looking for a Christmas skirt tutorial for forever! My hubby and I need one for the upcoming holiday season.

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  36. Freebies are always fun!

    How about a tute on making bias binding? I've never made any & have been considering doing some curvy corners & I think that would be the way to go.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I would like a tutorial on using machine embroidery used for quilting (or how to line up repeats of embroidery).

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  38. Karavan looks exquisite made up. Exotic. Love it!

    Tutorial? I'm newish to quilting and am already reveling in all the available tutorials. I don't know yet what might be missing from my tutorial world.

    I've been admiring Wrenly so much, too, by the way. It alarms me to hear that some of my favourite fabrics are almost gone from the shops. You snooze, you looze ... it seems.

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  39. I've been looking for a tutorial for a double sew-in purse frame. I was planning to just figure it out from the single purse frame tutorials I've seen, but since you asked... :D

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. I would love a tutorial for a creative use of charms for an I spy baby quilt.

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  41. Those quilts are all beautiful. You know I love tutorials on anything! I just love to learn!!! Happy Friday!!! I hope you are having a fun one!!!

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  42. A tutorial on Y-seams would be awesome!!! I just can't get the knack.....

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  43. Tutorials for pillows would be fun. Thanks for posting the patterns. I showed the Clicky Clicky and he said I need to make that next so I may just do that. Take care!

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  44. I agree with a previous commenter - can you help me out with how to square up a quilt (and if you can help me figure out why I can't sew in a straight line... - I know , it's a personal problem, right?!)
    Oh, and the projects on the recent newsletter were GREAT!

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  45. I'd love a tutorial on sewing a cell phone cardigan. I saw one once, but I can't figure it out!

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  46. So many people have GO! Baby machines now....I've seen two blogs who had tutes on how to make small or even larger quilts using some dies.

    So....I'd like to see that - uses of some specific dies that I might not think of.

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  47. Any tutorial would be wonderful! I always looking for great instructions. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway!!

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  48. So generous again! Thanks for posting all of those projects. I always think about checking fabric websites for projects that feature the different lines, but rarely go on them, so thanks! You brought them to me! As for tutes, I love bags, pouches, containers, etc. Anything to do a little patchwork to come up with a cute container, whether it's for hitting the town or putting my fabric scraps in!

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  49. I love that Caravan fabric! It looks so fun! My sewing machine is currently on the fritz so I'm not looking for anything in particular. I love all the tutorials that you feature. I'm saving my faves for when my machine is working again. :)

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  50. How about a tutorial on a fabric basket cube? Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love some Wrenly.

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  51. I have been looking for a tutorial that explains how to turn binding all the way to the back (so that it doesn't show on the front). I especially struggle with the corners. I use this technique on small items like Mug Rugs that I would prefer the front go all the way to the edge. BTW I can turn it like a pillow but don't like the way the edges look.

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  52. I would like a tutorial for one of those hanging thead bags with a pin cushion on top. I know there are probably several out there but I've never seen one and I'd love to make one of those. Thanks for a chance at the beautiful Wrenly.

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  53. First, thanks for the links to the PDFs. They are all fun quilts; I especially like medallions and how the prints were used in Karavan.

    Everyone has interesting suggestions for tutorials. I like the one for a hanging bag for threads-and Helen's ideas about how to choose fabric online and a behind the scenes view-and I'd like to learn how to make a small zipper pouch (zipper being the key word here!). Your generosity comes through all the time.
    Maybe I'll win a giveaway this time..I keep trying :). Your choice of fabrics this week would make any quilter happy. Thanks.

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  54. A TUTORIAL ON SQUARING UP A BLOCK WOULD BE GREAT! IS THERE A RULER OUT THERE FOR THAT? THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  55. Happy Friday! I would love a tutorial on making slippers. I saw some posted on a website quite a while ago and did not note, if there is a pattern or just what. I would love to make some cute slippers for my mom. Thanks!

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  56. I don't know if it falls into the tutorial category, but I'd love to learn a bit about quilting with fabrics other than quilter's cottons, such as linens or silks. What about those cute voiles I see? So many of the modern designers are releasing beautiful fabrics in categories I am afraid to purchase because I don't know how they would hold up, how I would need to adjust my techniques, etc.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  57. Oh, I am too new to quilting to request a specific tutorial :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  58. I would love to see a tutorial for a dog hoodie :-) My puppy needs warmth for the winter.

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  59. Hmm..perhaps some tutorial related to baby :)
    Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

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  60. Thanks so much for the links!! Love the fabrics too. I think id love to have a good tutorial on making cute little baskets that fit in those square wire shelves(cheap things) lol.

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  61. I would like a tutorial for a slouchy hobo bag. A good slouchy bag pattern is hard to find.

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  62. I'm always looking for a great Mug Rug tutorial. I know there are some out there, but I guess I still haven't found the right one that just makes me want to do it or that I can tweak a bit. I'd love to see what you would come up with.
    I love Wrenly... le sigh.

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  63. I would love to see more designs that include embroidery. Similar to the story time pillow for an example.

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  64. A tutorial for a simple sewing machine cover would be fun.

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  65. I'm still learning, so any tutorial is a bonus. Thanks.

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  66. I have to jump on the squaring up a quilt train. I currently use the parquet floor in my living room, but things still get wonky. VermontPines@aol.com

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  67. I would like a tutorial for the best way to buy fabrics online without buying them in a bundle. Great giveaway!

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  68. I've been trying to hind a tute for a bag to my perle cotton "spools" and embroidery needle book and scissors. Nothing has seemed quite right yet.

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  69. I just bought 2 layer cakes of Terrain and want to make a really awesome quilt using it mixed with some jewel tone solids! ANy ideas?

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  70. I would like something on bias binding vs non bias binding pros and cons. Thanks for the give away.

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  71. Great giveaway! Would love a tutorial for a simple backpack. :)

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  72. I would like a tutorial for decorative couching on quilts. :D

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  73. I would like a tutorial on selecting colors. It is so hard for me.

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  74. I'd love to see a tutorial for a sewing machine cover, a complete & all inclusive cover not one with ties on the sides. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  75. I would like to see a tutorial on how to sew the accuquilt hexagons together, since they do not use paper templates. I'm not sure how to go about sewing them together. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  76. I am just beginning to make quilts so any sort of guide wouldbe fantastic.

    Thanks for the great giveaway, I LOVE the wrenly prints!

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  77. I'd like a tutorial about a sewing machine cover, or a bag...

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  78. Today I looked up a binding tutorial as well as I am searching for an easy jelly roll quilt. I am a newbie :) Also, tips on squaring up and such. Thanks!!

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  79. I would love a tute on how you manage your time.

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  80. First of all , your tutorials are just wonderful. You are one of my go to blogs when I am in need of instruction. I used to have a tutorial about reverse applique circles that do not end up with a raw edge and are machine stitched. Of course now that I want to try it I can't find it. So I would love a tutorial for that.
    Thanks for taking the time for the giveaway.

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  81. I love all the tutorials... I do think though that a Kindle cover (or something like it) may be on my list of to-do things for Christmas.

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  82. i would definitely be up for a tutorial on Y seams...they seam soooo scary hehe

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  83. I need a tutorial to make a laptop cover - one that doesn't have a zipper right at the opening that could scratch it. All the ones I've seen have a zipper right where you slip it in...

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  84. I would love a tutorial for a bag or clutch

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  85. Would love a tutorial for a simple backpack!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  86. Maybe a square tote with adorable applique quilt style.

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  87. MY problem is finding too many tutorials and not being able to decide which one to try!!!

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  88. How to put on bias trim and look nice!! lol (my weakness) LOVE that Karavan!!! Thank you...

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  89. i found myself tidying up my supermarket bags again today .... and relaised I need to make a bag holder like my Nana used to have. Googling for a tutorial / pattern is in my future.

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  90. Would love a binding refresher tutorial!

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  91. Hi, wow what a lovely giveaway! I am new to quilting and am happy with the way my quilt tops are turning out but I am excited to learn different patterns in which to quilt - particularly charm and layer cake pattern tops. Thank you!

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  92. I can't think of a specific tute, I am a new quilter and read almost any I find to learn more.

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  93. thanks for the giveaway! hope you've been celebrating your 2 years! i'd like to see a clear simple zipper tutorial.

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  94. I would like to make a tumble quilt but don't want to use a GO Baby to do so - a tute would be nice. Some Wrenly would be nice too. Thanks

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  95. I love appliques, would like to see some really modern applique projects. Something out of the ordinary.

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  96. I agree with the requests for Y seams. I also would like to know how to add 3 Dimensional aspects to my quilts.

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  97. I love all your tutorials. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  98. is there a tutorial for hexies without paper piecing, or am i dreaming? even if they have to be appliqued, i would prefer that! am i revealing myself as lazy?

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  99. Ohh I love that Wendy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. I think the sewing machine cover is a great idea or a kindle cozie

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  101. I would love to see a tutorial for the flying geese in a circle. Migrating Geese? I LOVE Wrenly. Please, choose me!

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  102. I'm looking for a pattern for an iPad case.

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  103. Perfect timing! I've been searching high and low for a tutorial for a clear front zip pouch (like Chic-a makes as notions pouches; see http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/bags-totes/chic-a/clear-front-zippered-pouches/ for what I'm talking about.) I tried one on my own last night and failed miserably. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I'd love a tutorial on curved piecing. I know there are tons out there, and tons of patterns, but I'd love to see one of yours. Maybe that Turkey foot (?) block, like in my antique quilt?

    I'm seriously starting to wonder how you stay in business, since you always have the lowest prices, have a ton of blog giveaways, always slip in extras with your orders, and have the prettiest packaging. I felt a little bad about my last order, like I had cheated you or something! :)

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  105. An easy diaper bag tutorial! Or some sleep pants for my toddler. I can never sort those out myself.

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  106. Baby or toddler patterns/tutorials.

    Thanks so much!
    Julie
    wjtrout@paulbunyan.net

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  107. Like some others have said, I would find beginner tutorials really helpful!

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  108. Would love a tutorial on a sewing machine cover - mine sits in the open air collecting all the dust. Thanks

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  109. I can't think of anything in particular but I'm sure you'll come up with something great!

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  110. I don't really have tutorial ideas. Usually tutorials hit me by surprise -- as in, I didn't know I wanted to make this until I saw a tutorial for it! I have a whole file of things I want to make when I get time. The list grows quickly, but my free time doesn't seem to keep up! Thanks for offering another great giveaway!

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  111. at the moment I am dreaming with dresden templates
    colours and patterns
    design and printis....
    ohhh it should be colourful
    Gina

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  112. I would like a simple tutorial for making a roll-up jewelry bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

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  113. I love Wrenly. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

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  114. I would love some tutorials on binding odd shaped quilts.

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  115. I have to echo the Y-seam tutorial. That would be really helpful. Love the patterns! Thanks!

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  116. I enter a quilt ithe county fair every year, and every year the judges comments are that my sides need to be straighter and my corners more square. How do I do that? Is that something for which there can be a tutorial?

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  117. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway! I'd love a tutorial on making purses using purchased hardware like handles, grommets, and magnetic snaps. Thanks!

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  118. Wrenly is such a great line. I would love a tutorial on how to make a canvas tote bag.

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  119. I would love to win some Wrenly. Thanks for the chance. I don't have any particular tutorial in mind but I am inspired by them and appreciate the work that goes into preparing them for us. Thanks.

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  120. I just started making hexagons, and realistically, I will not live long enough to make a quilt with them! How about a tutorial for a small project which features hexagons?

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  121. I would love a tutorial on a case for my mp3 player. I have to come up with something to store it. I carried it in my purse and it played for hours. By the time I went to use it-dead battery. I have an arm band on it so I need something to accommodate that and keep the ear plugs from getting tangled.

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  122. I am new to your blog. I will have to look around and see if you have tuturial for Hexies! I am anew quilter and can't wait to learn english paper peicing.

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  123. When quilters talk about paper-piecing I really have no idea what they're talking about. I'd love a hands-on tutorial...maybe i should google it and see if it's been done.

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  124. Looking for a tutorial for stem stitch that makes sense. None of them are detailed enough for me to tell exactly what it looks like. Great giveaway. Thanks.

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  125. I'd like a tutorial on Y seams! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. Love to see a tutorial on a sewing machine cover too....something quick and easy, just to get the job done. THanks for the fun giveaway!!

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  127. What lovely fabrics you've chosen for your giveaway. I'd like a tutorial on big-stitch hand quilting. Do you use a hoop or not? I always find the hoop awkward. Is there a way to do it without a hoop?

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  128. I love tutotial/tips to use rotatory cutter.
    Thanks for the patterns and the giveaway.

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  129. I got caught up in reading all the comments. What a great lot of suggestions. If you do even 10 percent you'll be busy, busy. I love the fabric on the first quilt pattern. It is so eyecatching. I enjoy all the tutorials and am always interested in learning more. Thanks.

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  130. I need to make a quick baby quilt for a boy. Need ideas. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  131. Wow.. There are some great suggestions that have been made. How about a tutorial on basic sewing machine upkeep? I know there are alot of different machines but maybe a walk-thru of do's and don'ts?

    Beautiful quilts and fabric !! Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  132. thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to see a sewing machine cover tutorial as well - my poor old machine always looks so naked sitting on the table and I'm sure she gets cold in the winter :)

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