Friday, May 14, 2010

Something Old...Something New

And best of all, a GIVEAWAY too! ***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***


As part of Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day, I'm hosting my very first giveaway. And since very few people follow this blog, you're odds are really, REALLY good!


First up, I have a pack of 10 vintage/thrifted sheet fat quarters. Ten! All ten are different prints and come freshly laundered from my smoke-free, pet-free home. Unless you count fishes. So I hope no one has a problem with goldfish.


Aren't they pretty? I know you can make something cool with these.



A better look at the prints.

And now for the something new.... here are my recently completed Amy Butler potholders/hotpads. They're on the large-ish side for potholders so I was planning on using them more as hotpads, but I became a little obsessed and have, like ... LOTS of new ones now. Besides, I have enough of these fabrics to make two more if I miss them terribly.



But I do seriously LOVE these two fabrics. So so yummy.


And here's a pic of the back so you can see the pattern the wonky stitching made. Kinda groovy.




So, that's what I'm sending out into the world. I hope you like it!


The nitty-gritty:


This giveaway is open to US residents only.


Leave me a comment and let me know if you like the something old (fat quarters) or the something new (potholder/hotpads) and I'll choose two winners at random. If you like both then just leave two comments! Be sure to leave me with a way to get in touch with you for a shipping address.


This giveaway will remain open until May 20. The items will be shipped on or before May 24.


Good luck and check out all the other amazingly creative people participating in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. Happy crafting!




361 comments:

  1. Good job doing the giveaway! Be prepare for a lot of visitors! :-) And if I win, I'd love the 'something new', because those potholders are totally cute!

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  2. i love those potholders! so cute!!
    great giveaway!
    thanks for the chance to win,
    lora

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  3. I love that yellow sheet and the pot holders! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  4. Here is my second comment since I like both!

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  5. love the sheets. I love the idea of vintage sheets but can't find any good vintage places around here. Hope you get some more traffic here. Even if not, putting your thoughts out there is always worth it. Feel free to check out my giveaway.

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  6. I have WAY more potholders than I need right now, thanks to the PMQG swap and an online swap I also participated in.. but the vintage sheets look very cute!

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  7. Oh Megs get ready for an onslaught of comments! I would like to be entered...
    for the fabric

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  8. Wow! I can't believe how our tastes change..like suddenly loving purple and green, like the pattern on our Melmac dishes when I was growing up (hated it then!).

    And those sheets...hated them back then..but LOVE them now.

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  9. If I am reading your giveaway post correctly, if I want to win either prize, post again? I love those potholders! and the wonky stitching is the best.

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  10. Lovely fabrics - but the potholders are my favorite!

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  11. Wow! I would absolutely adore the fabrics. I love, beyond love, them.

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  12. The hot pads would be nice though too. haha.

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  13. I love vintage fabrics so I'm all about those quarters. Good luck with new readers. melanie.yaya487@gmail.com

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  14. But then again I wouldn't mind something new! melanie.yaya487@gmail.com

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  15. I love the vintage sheets! alegriab@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to win the 'something old' collection!

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  18. Love the vintage sheets!

    SarahRMara (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. I would love to win the cute 'old' sheets. Thanks for the opportunity.
    lynnegibson32@gmail.com

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  20. i would love to win the fat quarters so i can start on a quilt! i adore your blog and thanks for the giveaway :)

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  21. Umm, something old or new, really thanks

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  22. OH! I just love the vintage sheet fat quarters! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Oh you have a cute little blog! Glad I found you!
    I'd LOVE to have those vintage fat quarters! I've been dying to get my hands on some! Cheers!

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  24. Thanks for having a giveaway. I love the vintage sheets so please enter me. Thanks

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  25. Very nice first giveaway! I really would like in on the thrifted sheets craze. I don't have time to hit the thrift shops, though I wish I did as I drive right by them! Have fun meeting all sorts of new bloggers. I've participated in the last two years, but giveaway day got by me this year. Please stop by my place, too. -- michele

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  26. I love the vintage sheets! and it's wonderful to find a blogger in Portland! I live here too! are you part of Portland Modern Quilting Guild?

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  27. The fabric is so pretty and dainty...love it!
    amwawillever@aol.com

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  28. And how could you not like the potholders...so fun!
    amwawillever@aol.com

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  29. thanks for the giveaway. I think I'd go with something old but those potholders are fantastic as well.

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  30. Thanks for having a giveaway - I'd love to win the vintage sheets.

    Silka

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  31. I'd go for something old I think, althought the pot holders are darling!
    I'm in Canada, but my step mom in NC will accept deliveries for me!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I love the Old- I have been hunting thrift stores as of late for the right sheets...none found yet.

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  33. I would like something old . . . those vintage sheet fat quarters are lovely! Thank you for the giveaway!

    Blessings,
    Emily Rose @ SimplyVintagegirl.com

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  34. but i also love the new. I need to start making myself some of these potholders. they're just so cute.

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  35. Those potholders are really lovely (so well-made!) but I'm a crazed lunatic when it comes to vintage linens so please put my name in the hat for those. Thanks so much for the chance!

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  36. Oh, these are both fantastic! That vintage fabric looks so soft and wonderful and your potholders are beautifully made! jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  37. Super! Love the vintage sheets best and the potholders are inspiring me to make some. The wonky cross quilting is wonderful.

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  38. I'd take the something old. Thanks for the chance!

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love the vintage sheets b/c I would love to make a quilt with them for my mother in law; even though personally I would love the coasters :) I LOVE amy butler.

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  40. I love both, but have a weakness for vintage linens, so old for me!

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  41. Tempted to say the something old collection, but I have enough old fabric so I will say something new!~ I love homemade potholders/trivets! messy_mcspud (@) hotmail (.) com

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  42. something old is my fave... and good inspiration for thinking of just the right project for them!
    stacey at ellebellebaby dot com

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  43. Oh, how I love vintage sheets. I'd love to win those FQs! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    carrieljv(at)gmail.com

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  44. Nice giveaway! I like the old vintage FQ's. I could think of something to do with them.

    blessed.mama4 at yahoo dot com

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  45. Actually, I like the new also, and could really use some new potholders and/or hotpads! I like the wonky stitching.

    blessed.mama4 at yahoo dot com

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  46. Hi, Meg! I love the something old! They're so lovely... Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  47. Ooh, that vintage fabric looks like fun!
    Thanks for the chance!
    liesl52(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I love the vintage sheets (I have my own little collection, too!)

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  49. I also love the potholders--Amy Butler's Nigella is beautiful, I agree!

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  50. I love the vintage sheet quarters. Such an inspiration and so GREEN!
    fausseparisienne at gmail dot com

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  51. I really love the vintage sheet quarters. Such a nice assortment. i am just starting to collect them so this would be a great start.

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  52. I like your potholders a lot too.

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  53. They are both lovely, but as a true fabricaholic, I have to choose the something old!

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  54. Hi Meg, I love both, congrats on your first giveaway!

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  55. I love the vintage sheets. I collect them and that's a nice set!

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  56. I love the something old! Vintage sheets are so pretty!

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  57. I love the something new too! The wonky stitching is so cool!

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  58. Love the something old! Vintage linens are my obsession!

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  59. Something old...I love vintage sheets.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  60. Oh wow! Those potholders are to die for, BUT I am a complete vintage sheet ADDICT...so please enter me for the old! :)

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  61. i love new finds of old stuff, thrift stores are a wonderous thing! put me down for the old! crossing my fingers!

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  62. i love the vintage sheets!
    vickienae(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. I've recently fell in love with vintage linens. I love these prints. so cute!smooze13@aol.com

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  64. so hard to pick just one, but I love your vintage prints! thank you!

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  65. I would love the sheets. I have been wanting some, but can't seem to find any around here.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  66. I would love to win the sheets. Thanks for the chance!

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  67. Something old!
    Cute giveaway!! thanks!!
    escuishi(at)hotmail(dot)com
    http://hello-my-little-world.blogspot.com/

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  68. LOVE the something old!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  69. Found you from Sew, Mama, Sew. :)

    I love those fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  70. Something old! I never find patterns this nice when I'm thrifting! Thanks for the chance!

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  71. I'd love the potholders/hot pads. And I'm comment #74 (unless someone else is commenting at the same time) so you're doing well for not-so-many followers!
    rpar003 @ gmail.com

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  72. But I like those fabrics too;)

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  73. What a great give-away! I'd love "something old" to make some odds and ends for my hope chest. Vintage fabrics would be just too perfect! ♥

    Blessings,
    -Breezy

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  74. I like the vintage fabrics best, I think!

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  75. But the potholders are a close, close second!

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  76. Old or new. They're both fab!

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  77. Something old:
    I love to shop at Thrift shops, but I never come away with such nicely patterned sheets!

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  78. Something new:
    I love Amy Butler fabrics. The potholders are beautiful!

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  79. something old, please :)

    kaceykendrickwagner {at} gmail.com

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  80. Thank you so much for your giveaways! Would love me something old :-)

    Jodes
    spiritchaser(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. Hmmm would love me something new as well tho! lol

    Jodes
    spiritchaser(at)gmail(dot)com

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  82. The something old will help finish up my vintage linen string quilt! Thank you for the chance to win :)
    If you get a chance come check out my giveaway at http://buttonandbean.blogspot.com

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  83. I'd like something new please! I so need new potholders.

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  84. Oh my. I would love the old. :o) I do not have any vintage fabrics or sheets to work from and these would be a beautiful accessory. Thank you for sharing.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  85. I love the vintage sheets!! I can never find anything like that around where I live.

    www.emilyguerra.com

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  86. I would like something old!
    fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

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  87. I would like something new!

    fruitandfoliage@gmail.com

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  88. I definitely like something old. I always wonder if I was born at the wrong time (of course, back then, that something old would have been new...)

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  89. But I'd also like something new! You should see my current pot holders - eewwwww!

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  90. I'd love something old! I love vintage linens but I can never find any around here... Thanks for the giveaway!
    parknj at verizon dot net

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  91. Your work is lovely! I could think of alot of fun things to do with the vintage sheets.

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  92. And since I thought the potholders were great too, here's another comment!

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  93. something old.. yum! jillseeu2@hotmail.com

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  94. I love anything vintage, but expecially sheets, it is bordering on a sickness really...thanks!!

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  95. Lovin' the pot holders...need some new ones.
    littleamily1997@msn.com

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  96. I love the potholders, my husband just set mine on fire, but dropping them in the stove so I could use new one.... :)

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  97. I love vintage sheets so I'd definitely go for something old! My addy is in my profile and on my blog.

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  98. Nice giveaway, I like both old and new. Guess if I had to pick new haven't got anything new for the kitchen in awhile, long while.

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  99. I'd love your something old... so beautiful!!!!

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  100. I'd also love your something new... I can't resist anything with Amy Butler!

    shannon.mangerchine(at)gmail(dot)com

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  101. I love the something old. (and something new too).

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  102. Old! I've been trying to find vintage sheets but have had no luck around here!

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  103. I love the something new!

    Thanks for this fun giveaway!

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  104. Well, I thought I just posted, but I don't think it did. I would love the vintage sheets. I have a nice collection that I am using to make a wonky star quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  105. I would love something old! How cute are those fat quarters?!

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  106. I can't choose because both gifts are so great. This is my entry for the old.
    Darlene S
    bluiis56@gmail.com

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  107. This is my comment for the new...I love those holder, mats. What a good job you did. Thank you for a great getaway to blog land!
    Darlene
    bluiis56@gmail.com

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  108. Ok, I love both! But for this comment I'll say the vintage fat quarters.
    kell22 @ cox.net

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  109. I really love the pot holders...I am in need of more too!
    kell22 @ cox.net

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  110. I'd love something old (though your potholders are lovely!). Thanks for the chance.

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  111. Oh, I like them both! But especially the "something old," 'cause I have a hard time finding nice vintage linens.

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  112. I love the vintage fabrics, so cheerful. On the other hand, I need a potholder set bad...

    Great giveaway :)

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  113. something old! love this, i just did a sheet swap so this would be fun to win!

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  114. and something new! love the wonky stitching!

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  115. Something old would be wonderful! Cheers!

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  116. i love those potholders!
    phillandlesley(at)msn(dot)com

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  117. Something old for sure! (BTW, you have a very pretty background for your blog.)

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  118. Vintage is always the way to go!!

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  119. But then I love those pot holders. So I guess I'm commenting for both! Thank you!

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  120. The "something old" is oh so pretty! Thank you very much for offering this giveaway.

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  121. I'd make a patchy skirt with those fat quarters!

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  122. Something old is soooo pretty - that would be my pick. I do love the way you quilted your potholders though!

    Pat H.

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  123. Really love the potholders--they ARE yummy!

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  124. Would really, really love the vintage sheets though!!!

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  125. either or would be good for me, fat quarters would go to my charity quilt stash and potholders woulPlease enter me in your lovely drawing. ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com from the Florida Gulf Coast aread be for my kitchen....

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  126. I like them both, but I really love the something old. I LOVE vintage sheets. Thanks.

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  127. ...and I like the something new! Couldn't pick!

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  128. i like something old! those pot holders are so cute. you are right about the fabric. my email is christiharrison@gmail.com thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  129. Thank you for not making us choose! I love the fat quarters...

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  130. ... but I also love the pot holders!!!

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  131. I love them both, so if I win, you'll just have to surprize me!
    shelly.potter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  132. Hi! I like the old and new - so my first comment is - the vintage fabric is beautiful. I just found some 45-50 year old tablecloths in my mother's basement. Kind of bittersweet - she has Alzheimer's so we're cleaning some stuff out of the house. But I'm getting pretty interested in re-purposing the old into something new.

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  133. My second comment - the potholders are great! When I make them they seem to turn out to narrow, too thin or too thick. Your's look just right.

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  134. fabulous! I would love the vintage goodies :) THanks for the chance to win :)

    rollerskates at gmail dot com

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  135. I like something old....I'd be so lucky to win this! Thanks for the giveaway. SChalle171@aol.com

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  136. But I also like something new!I'd be so lucky to win this! Thanks for the giveaway. SChalle171@aol.com

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  137. I vote for old.... but I am not sure what I'd do with them. They are lovely!

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  138. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am so glad I stopped by to check out your giveaway! I L-O-V-E vintage sheets! I am always stopping by salvation army and goodwill and hoarding them in my closet! Ha-ha! Great giveaway! Best yet!

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  139. But I also love the new...too hard to choose.

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  140. I have to say I love them both. I would be happy with either giveaway, though You hot pads are really rad.

    alli b
    allisonbright@gmail.com

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  141. Oh I am a collector of vintage linens so I am up for the Something Old, I am currently working on a vintage linens quilt that I LOVE. Next I think maybe a string quilt out of vintage linens or a 9 patch, I can see a 9 patch out of vintage linens and some solids for the centers of the 9 patches. Thanks for sharing. justjeannej@gmail.com

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  142. I like something old :o)

    sewsassyks@gmail.com

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  143. I like something new (I also like borrowed and blue...)

    sewsassyks@gmail.com

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  144. I like something old. norahauk (at) gmail

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  145. Fun prizes! I'd really like the fabrics. Thank you!
    luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  146. I'd like the awesome potholders, too! Thank you!
    luscofamily(at)ortelco.net

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  147. I love your post title, that's so clever! The "something old" is my favorite, love those fabrics!

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  148. Count me in for something old!

    ailie{underscore}dukes{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  149. I love both, so here is the comment for something 'old'...

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  150. ...and here is the second, for something 'new'...

    What a wonderful giveaway!

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  151. Lovin the old! thanks so much.
    kelliemorgan17@gmail.com

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  152. I would love the something old!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  153. Oh, um, goldfish? Well, I suppose that's OK since you're giving it away... ;) I like both. I'm very easy to please. So I'm going to leave a second comment. You can count this for the something old...

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  154. ...and this for the something new, because who couldn't use new potholders? Those things go downhill faster than a kid without a helmet on a jerry-rigged skateboard.

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  155. i love both so i'll start with the vintage fabric

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  156. and follow with the potholders. they look really well made! thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  157. I love the fat quarters so scruptious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  158. But I also love the potholders.....what to do.

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  159. They're both great, but I would take the vintage linens. They look like they would make a fantastic picnic blanket!

    skooksplayground[at]gmail[dot]com

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  160. I love the vintage sheeting. Very cool!

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  161. I like the new! Love the wonky stitching. :)

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  162. I would LOVE to win those fat quarters! :) I've been thinking about learning how to quilt, and have been on the search for vintage-type fabrics. Those are beautiful!

    icepinkstars@ gmail .com

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  163. i <3 everything vintage, so going for the old works for me!

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  164. Love the potholders! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  165. Ah, a very nice giveaway, wishing myself luck.

    Annie
    : )

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  166. I love those vintage patterns!

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  167. But I also love the wonky pattern on those potholders. :)

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  168. would love to get your vintage fabric so I can create something myself.

    thanks for the opportunity.

    jleibfried@aol.com

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  169. i'd love something old! vintage sheets make my heart beat fast. love them.

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  170. I like the something old! I've got a collection of vintage sheets myself and wouldn't mind adding to it!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  171. I know vintage is all the rage, but I'm a bit stuck on what to make with them...will have to investigate the internet if I win.

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  172. Those modern hot pads are great looking! Looking for a win!
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  173. I LOVE the 'something new'! I love the wonky quilting on the hot pads. So Cute!
    T.Pugmir3@gmail.com

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  174. I can already see a beautifully pieced vintage apron using the fat quarters. I've never sewn with vintage sheets, I'd LOVE the opportunity!!
    T.Pugmir3@gmail.com

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  175. I would love something old! Thanks for doing this!

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  176. Sew cool :) I'd like the something old ;)
    laurapearce22@yahoo(dot)com

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  177. The something old is lovely! Those sheets are so very spring-like. (Not to say that the something new isn't drool-worthy either, as well. Those are some stunning hot pads!)

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  178. The potholders are wonderful! I would LOVE to have them. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  179. thanks for a chance at your something old. id love to work with some vintage sheets, i think id like to make my best friend a summer quilt for her bed! she'd love these fabrics.

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  180. Something old for me please. I love the lily of the valley pattern you have!

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  181. I love the fabric! So lovely. Thank you for the giveaway :) kkoszegi at neo dot rr dot com

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  182. Ok, ok, I also love the potholders. Awesome. Amy Butler fabric is so wonderful, and my husband just destroyed my favorite potholder. kkoszegi at neo dot rr dot com

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  183. I love the old fabric!! SO neat! Thanks for the opportunity!!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (*) com

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  184. Ok, and yes, the potholders you made are awesome, so I would love a chance at those, too!!
    thanks!!!
    steeplechaser29 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  185. I love and NEED the vintage fabric!!! Please pick me pick me!

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  186. okay, the potholders are pretty cool, but i want the old!! thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  187. Something old for sure!

    stellato_escuro (at) hotmail dot com

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  188. i love the something old!
    bruzzinie@net.elmhurst.edu

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