Monday, 3 December 2012

Making paper hats: fabric giveaway!

Who'd like to win some fabric? We're up for that, aren't we?!





I've got just over a metre of this yellow Michael Miller print, to give away just for the joy of seeing it go to a good home!

It's 110 cm wide quilting cotton: Making Paper Hats from the Children at play line. Not yet pre-washed, but very well looked after :-)  The colours on these photos are as true to reality as I could get them; in person I'd describe the yellow as exactly halfway between mustard and custard: revolting in the mouth, but actually rather delicious on the eyes.

It comes complete with instructions on how to make, yes, paper hats - and aeroplanes.



I ordered it a while ago thinking I'd make something for T with it; a shirt maybe, or some treasure pocket pants. It's a good boyish-but-not-too-boyish print. But while I like the fabric a lot, it just hasn't grabbed me like I hoped it would. In a final test, I draped it around him the other day and the colour comletely washed him out.


But it's too nice a fabric to just sit in my stash forever. I want to see it used!

So, who'll use it for me? I bet some of you reading this already have some fantastic ideas - and I want to know what they are!

So tell me: what would you make with this material? Comments are open - leave one to win!

The Rules:
  • Open to anyone, anywhere - I'll ship worldwide!
  • Only one comment/entry each please.
  • Giveaway ends on 7 December at 5pm/17h PST.

As for the criteria for winning, I still haven't decided :-)  I'd love to pick the most inspiring idea, but I'm sure it'll be impossible, and certainly unfair, to judge.

So let's go with the random number generator, and I'll honour the best sewing plans with a shout out as well :-)

Finally, if the fabric's not your thing - well, come back and see what I've got to give tomorrow...


179 comments:

  1. That fabric would be perfect for a pair of pants for my three month old grandson!

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  2. I would use some of it in some i-spy placemats I am making and the rest in some patchwork baby gifts (bibs, burp cloths, block toys, etc) I need to make.

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  3. I will use it for you! it is adorable! thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I could use it to back the boy quilt I *plan* to make. Or if the baby is a boy, I could make some cute little pants. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. What an adorable fabric, haven't seen it before! I would use some in I Spy quilts and some in a mug rug...

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  6. I would make a baby quilt with this for my new little one Matilda.
    Thanks for the generous giveaway.
    allisonbright{at}gmail{dot}com

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  7. Pants!
    sshuttrbugg at aol dot com

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  8. I think that would be an adorable backing for a baby quilt!

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  9. i love it! i'd put it in a quilt for my rambunctious four-year-old girl, or perhaps use it in the lining of an explorer bag / messenger bag for her! thank you!!!!

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  10. I have some of the other fabrics in this line. I think it would make some cute things for the baby boy expected in March. I'm thinking bibs, or maybe a crib sheet.

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  11. I think I`d make pj pants for my little guy :)

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  12. I would make pajama pants for my son... I made some for him in the racetrack stripes from Sarah Jane and he loves it!!!

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  13. This would be cute as clothing for cloth dolls. And a bit of it would be perfect in a postage stamp/I Spy quilt.

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  14. I would make a dress for my niece. Thanks!

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  15. I'd could make my boy a shirt... but I've been eyeing this exact print for the backing of his quilt!

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  16. I'd make a shirt for my son depending on if the color was good for him or not. Otherwise I know he'd love a pair of shorts out of this cute fabric! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  17. Hmm I think I would either make a Camp Shirt or /short talls. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  18. What a cute fabric! Honestly, I'd probably make something for myself with it...en e-reader case, maybe? And a wallet?

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  19. Oh, my I love this fabric! Last year I made pjs for some of my favorite littles with various prints from this line, but not this print. I have a little friend, age 5, who loves to make things with paper (and this color would not wash him out). So I'll collaborate with him to make something he'd like to wear or use. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  20. Such cute fabric. My daughter will absolutely love it. She even took a paper airplane making class with my husband.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  21. I think a kiddie craft apron would be cute.

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  22. adorable! I have some bioys I need to sew for (wanted to make a fabric toy plane) and this would be perfect

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  23. I have a tiny selection of other fabrics from this line, well ok I had quite a few but used them in a quilt for Siblings Together, I've used some scrappy bits recently in a pencil case. I would use this with my remaining bits to make some drawstring bags for toy storage in a desperate attempt to get some order in this house of chaos!
    Thanks for a great giveaway

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  24. I have an adventurous little girl, and I think this would make the cutest blouse for her!

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  25. a skirt or a shirt for my daughter. Thanks!

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  26. Am I the only person who wants to quilt some of this, fold it into an airplane or a hat, and then stitch it so that it stays that way?

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  27. I think I'd make nesting storage buckets to hold all the wonderful paraphenelia of childhood and quilting.

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  28. I think I'd make a funky bag.

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  29. I would love to make my yellow loving son a tie out of this. My boys LOVE making paper airplanes and have recently discovered making paper hats, also. :o)

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  30. I think it would be great in a child's quilt.. maybe on the back because it seems a shame to cut it up!

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  31. the inside if a denim bag! Thanks for the giveaway

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  32. I'll probably sew a pencil case or a drawstring bag.

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  33. i would use this fabric to make a quilt for one of my son's best friends.. he is absolutely amazing at paper folding.. he can make all sorts of things, including incredible air plans!

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  34. I'd love to see this as a big fabric bucket ~ something useful that I'd see every day.

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  35. I would use it to make a small bag.

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  36. Make a fun tote bag.

    carolinebock1 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I'd use it to make book covers! A lot of my books get a bit beat up because I prop them up to read in restaurants, or when eating lunch at my desk, and ... oops. But if I make a couple of cloth covers in paperback size, then I could just keep washing the covers! :) Now, back to reading - this one has soy sauce, tea, and PBJ on it. Oops. :)

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  38. I think it would ace made into a carseat cover (I hate the horrible covers/fabric that they come with) for the booster seat for my toddler.

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  39. Very beautiful for a girl dress :D

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  40. I almost bought that fabric for a camp shirt for my grandson, but when with the "chasing paper airplanes" version instead. I would love to make this one, too!

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  41. I would love to put it in a boy quilt!

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  42. Definitely some fussy cut patchwork on some small purses. Possibly part of a kindle cover.
    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter mine.

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  43. I'd love to make some overalls for my little guy. And maybe lining for a jacket?

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  44. I would make bags for my boys from in color orders pattern.

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  45. I would make library totes for my boys. Yet to try making bags - it is on my list of new things to try so this would be a great opportunity - thanks!

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  46. I would make matching dresses for my little grandaughter and her doll. She is very petite so I think it would work! I love Sarah Jane prints!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Love to make pants for my son.

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  48. I will make pants for my son.

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  49. I'm not exactly sure how big a metre is, but assuming it's enough, I'd love to make a short sleeved button-up shirt for my son to wear next summer. He loves cotton button-up shirts in summer because they are so light-weight, and I love how adorable he looks in them! (He's 3.5, so he'll turn 4 next summer)!

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  50. It would go great in my hexie quilt. A fussy cut hexie flower would really be cute

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  51. This is my favorite kid fabric line...and I'm trying to collect all of it to make a baby boy quilt one day. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love this line of fabric, but don't own any. I'd probably use it in a purse or quilt.

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  53. I have always loved this fabric, but don't have any. I want to make it into a dress for my daughter. Quite possibly the Paper Doll Dress {pattern by Lil Blue Boo} but maybe something else :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  54. It would make a great library tote for a boy...it's cute. Thank you.

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  55. I'd use these in a little boy's quilt. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. I think I'd probably use this for a bag so that I don't have to cut into it too much! Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  57. Such a cute fabric! I would make PJ for my little boy, he would look adorable!

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  58. My little guy looks great in Yellow... and I am going to be starting on some beach pants soon! I would love to make them out of your fabric :)
    turtle tote bags (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  59. I will quilt this -- I have several other Children at Play fabrics, and this would make a great backing! Thanks!!

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  60. part of a pillow case for one of my boys...as they love to make paper airplanes...

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  61. I'm pregnant so if it's a boy something for him! If not, something for my older son. He loves paper aeroplanes so I'm sure a fun cushion or something for his room would be much loved!

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  62. I'd make zippered pouches and maybe a frame purse too!

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  63. I am in the process of collecting fabrics to be used in quilts for a new orphanage....I woulds add it to the stack for 'boys' quilts.

    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  64. Love this fabric and all about it, Children at play is lovely.
    carufigue(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. great fabric - I would make something for one of my boys!

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  66. I love this line - you're right that it would make great treasure pocket pants.

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  67. This is ideal for fussy cutting for a pocket book

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  68. I wish I could say that i would use it to make PJ's for my little man, but he has a head full of shinny blonde hair and I don't think this would look good on him. I do think some fabric buckets for him to put his toys in would be awesome! Thanks for the chance.

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  69. I would use it in a back pack for my grandson, thanks for the chance to give it a new home where it will be loved

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  70. Oh thanks for the chance, what a fun fabric!!!!

    My daughter is seriously into paper...constantly making snowflakes and animals (origami) and airplanes. This just calls to me to make something for her.

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  71. My four year old son would love this. it would be fun as a lining in a jacket.

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  72. I would make a shirt for one of my friends as a baby gift.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  73. Oh I love this! I didn't buy any of this when it came out and I wish I had. I would make myself shorts with it :)

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  74. I'll make a car holster for my son...

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  75. That would make a darling sleeping bag for a baby! Thaank you

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  76. HI I'D MAKE A CHILDS BED QUILT FOR CHARITY!
    THAT'S MY PASSION!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  77. I l8ve folding and fabric...so I would make a little pouch for my origamipaper!

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  78. I'd use that fabric for an origami bag I saw in Diario de Naii blog.

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  79. I would use it to make toddler pants for my son - so cute!

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  80. A pillow case in that fabric would be sooo cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  81. I think that fabric would be super cute as a mini quilt that featured paper airplanes or paper hats made with this fabric. Or a cute bag with a paper airplane applique for library books.

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  82. This would make a great baby boy quilt! Thanks!

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  83. This would be an awesome addition to an I-Spy quilt.

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  84. This is so cute! I think it'd make a great tote bag :)

    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  85. I'd use it in a quilt I am making for my nephew.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  86. I would make a pair of shorts for my nephew to wear next summer!

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  87. I would make a snappy toddler dress for my toddler. She's got dark hair, dark eyes, and warm skin - I don't think it would wash her out :)

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  88. I'd love to make a whimsical top for myself with that fabric. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!

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  89. I have too project one is a pants to my nephew, and second one is seconds clothes to my tilda toy . It will look nice with paper hat on head

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  90. This would look good in a fun patchwork quilt for a kid. Love the print. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  91. This would be fun in an I-Spy quilt.

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  92. I think I would use it for a bag

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  93. I think I would use it for a little pencil pouch for my neice :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  94. pencil cases for my boys, I would think.. and definitely save some for some cute hexie EPP! I'm (slowly) putting together a baby quilt of fussy cut 1 inch hexies, these would add to it excellently I think :)

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  95. I have a few fabrics that would go with this beautifully and make a really fun quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  96. that fabric would make a perfect carry around bag for a little boy or a zip pouch to put some treasures in.

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  97. I think this would be a really lovely zip-pouch or the light color in a chevron quilt. Thanks for the giveaway! adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. I think it would make an adorable necktie for my son...and a matching belt, maybe.

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  99. I'd make a bag (backpack) for my son, and the leftovers are for an I-Spy.
    Thanks for offering!

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  100. I think this would be great as part of a boy's baby quilt.

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  101. I'd make pillow cases for the grandkids. The older grandsons would especially like this print.

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  102. photo board for my grandsons room.

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  103. I would love to make make up pouches out of this fabric, and pencil cases, for my sisters children. Playful fabric, love the pattern!

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  104. maybe a shirt for my 5 yr old

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. I'd make something for my twin nephews - not sure yet if it would be another quilt, but most probably so.

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  106. I think it would be really cute as a little girl skirt.

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  107. This would be great for baby stuff (bibs and burp clothes) for my new baby boy. Oh... maybe some for gifts too :)

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  108. Baby pants (Anna Maria Horner's Quick Change Trousers) and a doll bed quilt.

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  109. I'd like to make it into a tote bag, maybe a cute bag for carrying home library books.

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  110. Oh yes - this fabric is totally my thing! I've wanted to buy this for ages but now it is hard to find so a real gem - thanks for the chance!! amycav at hotmail dot com (Canadian girl in London UK)

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  111. That looks like fun fabric. I think we could make a hat out of it? Fitting right. Or maybe a plane.

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  112. I'd love to put that into a pillow for my girls. Thanks so much!

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  113. I'd love to make a bag out of it; then whenever I'm bored waiting somewhere, I'll have the instructions to entertain myself! Thanks for a giveaway!

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  114. i've got some other children at play boy prints to make a quilt for one of my boys, and this would go great with them! thanks for the chance to win! :)

    bess

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  115. I think that it would be fun to put into an I spy quilt. eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  116. Block centers for a cute kids quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway~!

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  117. Love it! Reminds me of the "boys will be boys line"

    Thanks!

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  118. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw and Merry Christmas to you.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  119. I would make some pj's for my 3 year old and the add a little into a quilt for him.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  120. I'd make camp shirts for my friend's two little boys. So cute!

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  121. This would be great as a library bag!

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  122. baby blankets, bibs, pillows for my 6 year old grandsons. Thanks.

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  123. I'd make a treasure-gathering satchel for my youngest boy. We're always poking around finding interesting things and I can picture him with a special sack slung over his shoulder, filled with glorious finds. It's so hard to find "sweet" fabrics good for a boy and I love this one! winterwrens at gmail dot com

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  124. Really cute fabric! I love yellow and think this would make a really cute apron or some sleep shorts for me. Thank you!
    anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. What cute fabric. Im always drawn to yellows. Thanks for the chance.

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  126. The fabric would make a great pair of sleep shorts or boxers for my son!

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  127. I love this print! I couldn't find it in yellow. I'd want some for my ispy quilt that's for some dear friends' new baby boy.

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  128. I think I would use this to make cuffs on pants for my son or use it to add interest to a shirt.

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  129. I would use it as journal covers then a bag. And the leftover in a scrap quilt.

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  130. I would make a pillow case as its colour perfectly suits my nehew's room design!


    pinkmalice@mail.ru

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  131. Adorable fabric! I've never seen that print before. Thanks for the chance.

    I think I'd maybe do library totes for my guys, maybe pair it with denim? So fun!

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  132. I think I'd use it to make a little backpack for my daughter, to put all her treasures in. :)

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  133. I would use in a quilt for a baby boy. Thanks for chance to win.

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  134. I would use it to make one of those sweet taggy blankets for a new baby on the way (one of my friends!) thank you!

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  135. I'm not sure, something for my baby nephew, possibly some cute trousers

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  136. Wouldn't that print make a fun women's skirt. I think that's what I'd do with it!
    jitterbug1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. ahhhh a note pad cover ...

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  138. My son loves to make origami-- in fact, he once cheered me up bigtime by making me a paper boat out of a chewing gum wrapper (it is in the heading of my blog, if you happen to look for it.) I think it would only be fair to make something for him out of it, but I'm not sure What that would be...a zippy pouch for origami paper perhaps? Thanks for the chance and happy hopping to you!

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  139. I would love to make some bunting from it for my soon to arrive mister!

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  140. Oh, that is adorable! I'd make something for my baby boy. I don't know what yet, but he'd definitely get something out of it! (A play mat, perhaps?)

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  141. I think this would make an adorable library bag:)

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  142. I think I would make a pair of pants for my baby boy!
    sntbosch(at)msn(dot)com

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  143. I would make fabric page corner bookmarks! audiodropzone(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. Gosh although it'd be a bit odd, I'd love to make a clutch out of it. Teehee, custard and mustard. Somehow I bet my husband would eat that... thank you for the giveaway!

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  145. I would make a pair of shorts for my son

    loreew at pacbell dot net

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  146. Some small pouches would be fun!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. I would use it in a quilt for my nephew.

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  148. A bag for my son to haul all his buddies around the house in. Thanks for the chance!

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  149. I would make a bag with it. Looks like a fun fabric. :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to you! :)

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  150. I'd love to make something for my little guy! Maybe some cute pj pants?
    peachstateme(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  151. My son has been into paper airplanes lately - he'd love this fabric! I like the PJ pant idea, or maybe something for his craft table.

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  152. I remember learning how to make those as a kid. I'd make a travel bag for my nephew.
    mandiprout80 @ gmail dot com

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  153. I'm making a busy book for my son, and I think this would be cute on a page with a pocket that had some paper for making hats!

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  154. Ooo, a backpack for my little guy !

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  155. Honestly I don't know yet, but it will probably get used with some other stash pulls at some point!

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  156. My little man loves yellow, so pj pants or the treasure pocket pants, they have been on my to do list for ever, and as that is what you earmarked the fabric for it would be great to use it as you intended!

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  157. That fabric would be perfect for a 3 pair of shorts))

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  158. A skirt for my origami loving daughter!

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  159. I'm working on a big boy quilt with this line and don't have any paper airplanes. This would be a nice addition.

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  160. I think an apron would be perfect! Unisex and gorgeous :)

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  161. A couple of things: a bow-tie for my son, cause bow-ties are cool! And I'd probably incorporate it into a baby boy's quilt. And then some pockets on a pair of jammy pants for my son! :-)

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  162. I would love to make a little dress for my soon to be born great-niece Ari.

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  163. Oh, I'd love this fabric! My grandson makes paper airplanes and this would be perfect for him. I'm sewing an I Spy quilt for him.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  164. I love Sarah's artwork and fabric lines. Would love to get my grubby hands on this fabric! lol

    Thanks for a great giveaway, and happy holidays to you and your family.

    thimbleroom(at)gmail(dot)com

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  165. Depending on how much fabric there is I would make my grandbaby cargo pants or a goodies. Thank you

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  166. It's perfect as part of a baby quilt.

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  167. I think this would be really cool as a journal cover...paper and all...

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  168. Oooh. Little boy pants, I think.

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  169. Adorable fabric. Maybe a mugrug would be nice. thanks

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  170. I'm making an alphabet of fabric letters for my toddler so I would use some for that, and maybe some little PJs :)
    amers56(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  171. this would go in my quilt I'm making for my son. thanks for the chance!

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