Monday, December 12, 2011

Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day!

The day has finally arrived!
Sew, Mama, Sew is hosting a giveaway day.
Stop on by and see the fabulous bloggers that are participating!


I have some Denise Schmidt FQ's to giveaway today!

We're keeping it super simple - I know you have lots of blogs to visit,
thanks for visiting mine!

Entries:
(1 entry)
Super simple, leave me a comment with your favorite gift to  MAKE for people for the holidays.. 
I'm looking for inspiration :)

(1 entry)
Optional entry: follow my blog
You do not need to be a follower to win, 
but if you choose to follow (yay!) great!

Giveaway will be open until December 16, 2011 @ 12 midnight.
I'll email the winner December 17.
Make sure I have a way to contact you!

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Now, to make things a bit more interesting, I decided to add something else.
If you have left a comment on my blog, prior to today
Anytime from December 1-11, 2011 
you will be entered to win another prize.
I really value your opinions, feedback and overall nice comments so anyone that has left a comment prior to today on my blog will be entered 
(however many times you've commented will be how many entries you receive)
to win a "surprise" gift.
Since the comments are already left, I will draw a winner on 
Wednesday!

623 comments:

  1. Completely unsewing related but I love making this biscotti to wrap up and give away! It's really tasty :)

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/holiday-biscotti-recipe4/index.html

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  2. My favourite gift is a bag or zippered pouch. Thanks for the chance to win. Beautiful fabric...

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  3. I already follow your blog via GFC...

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  4. My favorite gift is a reversible tote - great for the groceries, library bag, beach bag, etc. Thanks!

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  5. I am making some table runners and some make up bags and some sewing kits

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  6. I am making my brother and sister-in-law a quillow using this great tutorial http://acuppaandacatchup.com/2011/05/quillow-tutorial/

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  7. Knit cowls and pillows for kiddies.

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  8. I made infinity scarves and coin purses this year.
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  9. I love to make people throw quilts for the holidays. They go together quickly, and you can never have too many!

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  10. I believe pillow cases are always a fun way to had a little something to a home and make a great gifts. Also, notebook covers are suitable for everyone!
    Hope I have helped!
    Ana

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  11. Little zip pouches for my nieces are my gift of choice this year. Easy and I fill them with a gift card for a favorite bookstore. :)

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  12. I've been making versions of this purse for the ladies in my life. It's a really easy tutorial to follow.
    http://www.warehousefabricsinc.com/blog/pleated-lined-handbag/

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  13. I love your elf wall hanging! How cute! Right now my favorite is mug rugs, cute quick and you can add stuff to make it a 'bigger' gift, like a mug and some coffee ect

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  14. My favorite gift to give is a quilt. They take so much love and effort!

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  15. Lovely Fabrics! This year I have made a load of camera cases from Keyka Lou's pattern. They are super cute and useful ;)

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  16. I love making softies for all my cousins. I use patterns from for instance Melly and me.

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  17. my favorite gift to make is mermaid dolls! I have the pattern and tutorial on my blog for free.

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  18. I like making little cosmetic bags.

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  19. My favorite gift to make is zip pouches 3 or 4 different patterns, but a nice multi-purpose size.

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  20. Christmas cushions! That's my pick.

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  21. Cookie mix in a jar. Nice and simple, well recieved every time!

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  22. Hi Jennifer :)
    Hmmm... well most of our presents this year will be photos from our professional photo shoot we had especially, since all our family lives overseas. Which probably isn't much help!
    I also made pillows for our mothers. Or little framed purses for the sisters-in-laws. They are a great quick little project!

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  23. I like freezer paper stencilling tees for people!

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  24. reusable snack baggies are fun. It's something people can sue year-round, plus I fill them with little treats, too :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  25. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  26. I make a lot of hot pads. With insulbright inside to keep things from heating up. Everyone needs new hotpads.

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  27. I make hot water bottle covers out of pure wool, not really quick but it's a cozy present when presented along with some tea bags! Thanks for the chance!

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  28. I really love making little handmade ornaments, since everyone I exchange gifts with has a Christmas tree. I love wool felt and how quickly it all comes together, and because I'm doing it by hand, I don't need to bring my machine out of my sewing studio. Every year it's something different, and this year it was little Matryoshkas.
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  29. My favorite things to make as gifts come from my kitchen in forms of cookies and pie.

    ajoyfulnoise (at) live (dot) com

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  30. I'm also a new follower!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I AM a follower - and happy to be! ;-)

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  32. I love to give home-made food gifts - kuchen, cocoa with home-made marshmallows, chocolate bark....

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  33. Aprons! Brassy Apple has a really cute one too!

    Thanks for the fun!

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  34. i love to make little quilted ornaments! or simple felt ones...

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  35. adding you to my google reader...

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  36. Hi!, thank you for teh giveaway!. I love to give quilts as presents!.

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  37. Hello! Great fabric. For Christmas, I'm a big fan of homemade purses, but this year I'm trying some quilted wine totes, too.

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  38. I love to make Christmas ornaments. They make a lovely gift. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Hmm, I like to make different gifts for different people, but I absolutely love how quick and easy it is to make zippered pouches. Thanks so much for your giveaway!

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  40. This year, I am making everybody a pillow case. The cuff on the end is hand embroidered with their name and a vintage embroidery design. Thanks for the giveaway! robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Bags! I've discovered a love of making bags for people!

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  42. I've subscribed to your blog - thank you so much!

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  43. I don't sew little gifts - I usually buy most gifts and one or two people get quilts (throw size or larger). For my friends, I like to make chocolate truffles and I can a lot of apple butter in the fall and send out packages with a jar of apple butter and a tin of truffles.

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  44. I just purchased Elizabeth Hartman's Perfect Zip Bags pattern, and I cannot stop making them. The pattern offers so much variety, and then when you layer on all of the fabric and embellishment options, there are possibilities for everyone. I have made 5 so far and plan to keep on making them right up until the holidays.

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  45. Cupcakes which I then put in a nice cupcake box and tie with a ribbon.

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  46. Cookies. Quilts. Crocheted goodies!!

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  47. I like to make grocery bags to give away ... have added your blog to my google reader

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  48. I like to make Christmas stockings for my family/friends who celebrate.

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  49. I love a good market tote bag. This is a great tutorial:

    http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/05/market-tote-tutorial.html

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  50. I like to make cloth grocery bags that do double duty as gift wrap for the rest of the person's gift.

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  51. right now I'm big on making heated rice packs...keeping everyone toasty in the winter weather! great giveaway.

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  52. This is my 1st Xmas that I've really 'made' gifts for peeps as I've only been sewing about 2 yrs, but am sooo addicted! I made hotdog pillowcases, so easy and look great and accessory cases, iphone/laptop/ereader ones:)

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  53. My most-made giftie this year is Keyka Lou's free Dumpling Pouch tutorial.
    simplybeu@gmail.com

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  54. Oooh lovely giveaway, I'd LOVE some of that DS joy... My fave thing to make is cushion / pillow covers, but I seem to have been making more zippy pouches!

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  55. I love to make "gussied" up embroidered kitchen towels for gifts!

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  56. What a great surprise giveaway!

    My favorite gift to give is brownies. Everyone gets cookies but brownies are sooo chocolate and yummy!

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  57. I love making "mug rugs" because I can not only use scraps, but I feel like I can be more creative with such a little space so I have tried some crazy things and they have turned out great! You also can personalize such a little thing, as you get older you have more and more people to give gifts to and you can make a lot more of these than quilts and bags (though nice too!)

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  58. The tote bags in Lotta Jansdotter's book make great gifts!

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  59. I really like your "prior to Giveaway Day" winning idea...that's a great idea.

    As for what I like to make during the holidays, I'm making some hoops with words cross-stitched on them and a few coin-purses. They are quick and make great stocking stuffers.

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  60. My favorite last minute gift to make are oven mitts or pot holders. Really! Everyone needs them and you can use any scraps and they are easy peasy!!

    Thank you for a great giveaway opportunity, and many of life's blessings for you this holiday season!!

    krencamp (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. I like making simple quilts or blankets. For kids I like making simple little stuffed toys

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  62. lovely spots and dots! My fave gift items to make are table runners and placemat sets

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  63. I love to bake cookies and share them with friends.
    thanks!

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  64. That fabric is beautiful, I love it!
    I think that, for me, purses are the most handy gifts, quick, easy and useful.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  65. Btw, I'm following you from now on. I think you have a lot of taste.
    lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

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  66. I've been making Perfect Zip Bags which is a new PDF pattern from Elizabeth Hartman for holiday giving. I just finished bag #3 and they are fun to make.

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  67. Zipper pouches make good gifts!

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  68. My favorite thing to make for people are useful pouches and bags.

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  69. My favorite gift to make is quilts, but it's getting a little late to start one of those for this Christmas!

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  70. Totes are a great option for Christmas gifts!

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  71. I like making scarfs. I hoarded a bunch of Red Heart Plush and everyone loves the feel of them!

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  72. I am now a follower via Google. Yay!

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  73. I'm making aprons that have a zip off towel on the bottom.

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  74. It's getting late for sewing gifts, so homemade shortbread of shaped Sugar cookies are good!

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  75. I love to give anything handmade. I know it doesn't help you, but really, I can't think af anything right now.

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  76. I like to make quilts but since they take a ton of time for other people I enjoy making things such as bags for makeup, coin purses, luggage tags, etc.

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  77. I like to make bags or pouches of some sort. They are always handy to have & should please almost anyone! This year I have been hooked on making a cute little wallet from KeykaLou. :)

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  78. I love to make people quilts, knitted scarves or blankets! Not very creative but I love doing it!

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  79. My favorite thing to make people are things I know they will use so it varies by the person. I know that is probably not the answer you were looking for but that is the truth for me. I love the fabric you selected....thanks!!!

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  80. My favorite gifts to make, are the edible kind. Everyone loves getting some cookies, fudge, or muffins.

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  81. I love to knit for people - scarves, shawls, mitts, hats.

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  82. I have made many handbags and totes that are always well received.

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  83. I love to crochet hats for people I love!!

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  84. I usually knit for the holidays, but this year I am also doing a little sewing. I am making up these hot cup jackets (http://www.bflomama.com/2011/12/06/on-the-sewing-table-•-hot-cup-jacket/) for my husband & my sister & my brother, and a couple of mug rugs for my mother & my husband's aunt. That's actually more sewing than I usually do at this time of year! xo

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  85. My favorite gift to make is wristwarmers.. followed by a close 2nd and 3rd of homemade granola and caramels!

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  86. I love to make quilts, if only they didn't take so much time! bags are a close second, especially zippy bags-everyone can use those!

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  87. ooh=i love denyse schmidt! my favorite thing this year is making fabric houses from the scandinavian stitches book. let me know if you'd like to see some and i'll send you a pic!
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. I love to make little zip pouches - they always look great and are easy to put together!

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  89. I whipped up a couple of zipped make up bags for people this year and am really happy with how they came out!

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  90. I've been making lots of stuff for Christmas! 17 stockings, a quilt and various other gifts!

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  91. My favorite gift I made this year was a set of beanbags with numbers on them for my niece.

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  92. Lately I'm loving making hot pads for people! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  93. I made 9 jersey knit infinity scarves for all the ladies in my family this year, so easy and pretty.

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  94. Coasters are a quick easy homemade gift. I also make a mix of chex cereals, peanuts, pretzels, m&m's and melted wilton chocolate disks. That's always a fun, tasty treat. =)

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  95. Newly following your blog. it's cute. =)

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  96. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! I love making hand-knitted hats for people. They're quick and easy, but everyone loves them. I also always give a lot of homemade jam this time of year. YUM!

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  97. I've only recently started making gifts for Christmas, but bags so far are my favorite, in various forms - grocery style, zipper pouches, simple totes...

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  98. My sewing gifts this year are cushions, bunting, zippy purses and felt ornaments. Cushions make great gifts and are usually quite quick to make. I like that!!

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  99. I tend to make gifts in sets. This year, everyone is getting hand knit socks. Still have 4.5 pairs to go... Thanks for the giveaway!

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  100. I am making a quilt for my goddaughter and a runner for my husband's aunt. I can't wait to finish both!
    blueberryblues5(at)gmail

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  101. i'll be making table runners and crayon rolls.
    :)

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  102. I like to make nice table toppers or runners. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. Well, I'm just making some fun pillowcases for my kids. They're super-quick to make, I know they'll love using them, and I think we might even let them open this gift on Christmas Eve so that they can sleep on a new pillowcase while they dream of the big day. Thanks for the gorgeous fabric giveaway!

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  104. i like to knit for holiday gifts so cowls and hats are my fave :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  105. This year I am giving a couple of aprons, which turned out really cute as much as they were a pain to make (yards and yards of bias tape...ugh!)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  106. I follow you via google reader. I read each and every post, and comment as much as I can!

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  107. new follower :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  108. This year I'm knitting fingerless mitts for the teens in my life. Fun & easy projects!

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  109. I've been making card holders (perfect for slipping in a gift certificate if desired), cosmetic bags and jewelry roll-ups. So much fun! Thanks for a great giveaway -- who doesn't LOVE Denyse Schmidt?

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  110. zippered pouches! easy to make plus I put people's initials or appliques or embroidery related to their interests...so it makes them super personalised...thanks for the chance!

    P.S. I looked at pictures of your finished quilts...really inspirational!

    nabihawangde(at)gmail.com

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  111. I like to make cookies. i make 60-100 dozen in the week before Xmas (crazy, I know) and then everyone gets a giant reusable tupperware container filled with their favourite cookies. (I've been doing this for about 10 years, and every year people have feedback like "I could do with a little bit more fudge next time" or "too many of these have coconut in them" so I've pretty much got cookie selection down to a science now.)

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  112. My favorite thing to make at the moment isn't very original - I'm loving little bags for getting organized, whether they're zipper bags or drawstring. I'm "wrapping" almost all my presents in drawstring bags this year.

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  113. My favourite present is a quilt. Depending on the time I have and the event I make from a lap quilt size to a queen size. Terrific giveaway! We don't get that fabric line in Spain.

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  114. I love to make the ladies in my life (Mom, friends, etc) purses or handbags. I'm really out of time this year though, so It's gonna be wool scarves I think...

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  115. I made quite a few little wallets for gifts this Christmas using Valori Wells' Little Wallet sewing card. They were quick and used up all those scraps I hoard! Thank you for the giveaway!
    scarletteandcinnamon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  116. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

    I've made a few rice-bags this year to give away...you know the kind you heat up in the microwave.

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  117. I loves making reversible tote...I have given few to my friends as a gift..
    Thx for the chance to win ^^v

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  118. Every year I make a big batch of "Chestnut Soup" to give to a few select friends. (I keep a bit for myself as it is DEEEE-licious!!)

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  119. I love baking for my sister and my Dad. They love it too.

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  120. Sweets always go over well! I like to make a mix (try mixing melted chocolate almond bark with a box of Golden Grahams and a bag of mini marshmallows) and put it in a jar with a pretty bow. :)

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  121. I made a simple little clutch for my best friend this year, and it was so fun to make. I can't wait to give it to her!

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  122. I love making white chocolate popcorn. It gets devoured in no time flat. HUGE hit!

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  123. I've gone a little potholder crazy this Christmas. They make good gifts, but when you get to making 32 potholders, you know you're insane...

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  124. I love to make cookies to give away, especially at Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. I've made all sorts of things for gifts. It just depends on the person. One fun tradition is that I make flannel pajamas for all my kids and my husband in matching fabric every Christmas.

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  126. I love making hot cocoa or pancake mixes for people as gifts.

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  127. I like to make quilts for Christmas like the ones my grandma made for us before she died.

    brevistraex@gmail.com

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  128. i like to make food gifts both baked goods and gifts in a jar

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  129. I make table runners, quilts or stockings I fill with goodies.

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  130. I like to make cookies, and for really special people I make them a quilt!

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  131. My favorite gift to make is reusable grocery bags! Everyone loves them!

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  132. I'm making a few little sets with 2 potholders and 1 dishtowel for family members this year!

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  133. I love making pajama pants for little kids!

    janiebt at gmail dot com

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  134. I love to crochet things...its nice to have projects that are "on the go" friendly!

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  135. I just like to make people food...lol

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  136. I love this line! I can't decide what to do with it because I am afraid to waste it. I love making quilts, tablerunners and stockings for christmas.

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  137. this year my favorite thing to make has been reusable gift bags.

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  138. I love making people cross stitch ornaments. Little House Needleworks and Lizze Kate have some great Christmas patterns!

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Sarah @ http://kiwigetscrafty.blogspot.com

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  139. I make pjs that generally does it for me so I give candy to neighbors and friends. Thanks

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  140. I like making scarves -- so many ways to make them, but all pretty quick to sew up.

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  141. I really love to make little (heart shaped) ornaments. And decorate those with embroidery, buttons and beads.

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  142. gifts this year: Homemade seasalt caramels, pillowcases, table toppers & scarfs! FUN!

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  143. One year i made purses for all the daughters-in law and my daughter. the next year it was aprons. this year its table runners. love that fabric. thanks.

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  144. My husband's family is HUGE so I make edible treats like florentines, flapjacks, caramel slices, and lots of spiced cookies. These go down a treat and is an affordable alternative to individual presents.

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  145. Ooh, pretty, thanks for the chance to win :o)

    As for what I'm making, I kind of change it up, but for the females it's often jewellery, bags, purses, cushions and quilts, and for the males it's a rather more eclectic selection based on their likes - my dad's getting a redwork embroidery hanging this year of his favourite activities (aka the super secret project on my blog, as he reads it ;o) )

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  146. What a fun giveaway, thanks! This year I've been crocheting red snowflake ornaments for everyone. Super fun!

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  147. Lovely fabric. I like to make scarves & bags. Sometimes I do napkins for something quick and fun!

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  148. Ya know you're stuck with me already ;o)

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  149. My favorite gift to give this year is monogramed Scarfs!

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  150. My favorite gift to give is ruffled aprons, who can't use a cute apron.

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  151. I love making rice filled heat pads for people, and everyone loves them!

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  152. I like making little bags or pouches, there are endless patterns and embellishment options to personalise them

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  153. My favourite gift to make people for the holidays are simple zippered purses/pouches. Easy and quick.
    jowynj@blueyonder.co.uk

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  154. cookies are always good. I have a recipe for some toffee bark kind of stuff that's great. I have given a scarf or two, knitted. And small projects like change purses are easy and always very useful

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  155. I now follow your blog.
    jowynj@blueyonder.co.uk

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  156. This year I made stockings for everyone. So many embellishments you can do. But I love the ideas of everyone else too.

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  157. I love making potholders- knit, crochet, and quilted. I love figuring out someone's style then creating something that will fit it. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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  158. I've been making table runners this year; anyone who doesn't find one under their tree should be on the lookout next Christmas. :)

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  159. I have so many things that I like to make for people. This year it was aprons and scarves. Last year it was hats and stockings.

    sbasker_mk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  160. I love to make cookies to give away! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  161. I love to make cards for people. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  162. I like simple tote style shopping bags, quick and useful for the recipient of the gift.

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  163. What a great selection of FQ's - thank you for a fun giveaway.

    I am making all the ladies small pouches with a little something special inside. Every girl needs an extra pouch :)

    Stuck on what to give the men...

    Marilize
    (marilize.paulsen@gmail.com)

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  164. Thanks for your lovely giveaway!

    For girlfriends I love to give a handmade bag or zip pouch with other handmade goodies in it, like bath salts etc. For couples, I bake a huge batch of a type of German cookie that I package up for giving.

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  165. I bought some sweet Martha Stewart boxes for cookies. I am making cookies as gifts because the people I am giving them to do not have time to bake.
    Merry Christmas!

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  166. Beautiful fabrics! Would you believe this year I'm giving FIVE lap-size quilts as Christmas gifts? I've been a quilting maniac.

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  167. I like making all sort of bags - cool fabrics make them unique and they're always useful!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo dot com

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  168. I love to give little quilted ornaments. Great giveaway!

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