Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Sewing Studio Giveaway and an Announcement!!!!

As some of you may (or may not) know that we are the ladies behind Project Run and Play.  But it hasn't always been that way.

We competed in Season 2 and loved every second of it---the themes, the sewing, and the other women in the competition.  Back then there were no prizes---it was just sewing for the love of sewing.  And love it we did.  For us it was sewing heaven.  So when we had the chance to purchase Project Run and Play we jumped at it and have been having a wonderful time over there making changes, starting a sew along group, and adding prizes ever since.  To have a dedicated place devoted only to sewing children's clothing is awesome.

But almost from the beginning we knew that Project Run and Play would need a sister site.
Behind the scenes Elizabeth and I always have more sewing going on than just children's clothing...although we rarely share it. Sure, we give you sneak peeks of our sewing every now and then but we've kept it pretty much wraps until now.  Today we are officially launching Project Sewn.  A site dedicated only to sewing women's clothing!!!

And because of that launch we want to do a HUGE giveaway!!!!


See how huge?

One lucky person is going to win almost everything they need for an entire sewing studio.  (You supply the table and we have most of the rest of the things you will need to start making beautiful things!)  The retail value of the prizes is well-over $650 dollars--seriously great stuff!!!!

The winner will receive:

*A SINGER One Sewing Machine
* 50 Spools of Coats and Clark Thread
*One fat quarter bundle from Riley Blake Designs
* An Olfa rotary cutter and cutting mat
*And a SINGER dress form


The winner of this contest must have a US or Canadian mailing address to enter (you can apply if you are international if you know someone that will pay to mail it to you.)

You MUST enter the contest through Rafflecopter below  (if you are leaving a comment about the post to enter---it still has to be done in Rafflecopter.)The giveaway will run until Wednesday, May 8th at 11:59 p.m. (MST).

Good luck everyone!!!!  
a Rafflecopter giveaway

243 comments :

  1. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  2. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  3. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  4. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  5. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  6. I am just starting out sewing and would LOVE to be able to win this prize,hope Rafflecopter picks me! *fingers crossed*

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  7. that is the most amazing giveaway i have ever seen! i am just blown away...and really kicking myself for not being on facebook! good luck on the new site. i know it is going to be fabulous...and so much fun for us ladies:)

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  8. Thank-you and good luck for your new start

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  9. amazing give away!!! so excited to check out Project Sewn

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  10. So excited for the new site and I would LOVE to finally have a dress form!

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  11. Thank you thank you thank you .... wow what a wonderful group of prizes and how fabulous you are giving these prizes away.

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. Awesome prizes!!!! Have a great week:)

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  13. Thank you for this awesome giveaway. Hope I win!!!

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  14. Am I allowed to enter? Lol - this giveaway is amazing! The lucky winner will be so stoked!

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  15. For some reason Raffle Copter won't work on my computer. Is there any other way to enter?

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    1. Can you try another internet browser?

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    2. I think it was my server. I had to enter on my 3G. So excited for the possibility. I love my rotary cutter.

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    3. I think it was my server. I had to enter on my 3G. So excited for the possibility. I love my rotary cutter.

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  16. Hi! I would love to enter this, but am not a Facebook user. Any way for those of us without Facebook to participate?

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  17. Julie, you don't have to have facebook. You can enter your email and log in through rafflecopter that way. Good luck!

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  18. Project Sewn - such a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  19. So much great stuff! I would love to win this to supply my craft room. My favorite tool has got to be my rotary cutter. (also my seam ripper, unfortunately).

    Jessica

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  20. Couldn't do it without my rotary cutter!

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  21. My favorite sewing tool is probably my rotary cutter; I use it on straight and curved lines, pretty much anything over three inches and I'm grabbing for it.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  22. My favorite tool is probably also my rotary cutter and mat, like jess said above. But a dress form? Yes, please! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. My serger - i use it for almost everything i sew!

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  24. My favorite tool is scissors. With scissors, you can start anything. Good scissors are hard to come by and maintain.

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  25. A sewing table and drafting table to spread out on. Preferably in place that it can stay that way permanently.

    www.WhatWeLearnedInSundaySchool.com

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  26. I love my cutting mat and rotor- it makes repetitive cutting so much easier!

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  27. My favorite tool is my rotary mat/cutter. I went about a year cutting with scissors and when I got mine it changed my sewing life. No joke. I want to get rotary cutters in every size.

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  28. My rotary cutter is my favorite tool! Thanks for the giveaway...I really need a dress form!

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  29. Wow....there is going to be one happy woman out there when this is announced!

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  30. This is awesome! I could really use a great dress form! This is so great!!

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  31. I'm not sure I can pick just one tool. I use my rotary cutter all the time, so it is definitely a favorite.

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  33. A dress form! Wow! That'd be a whole new level.

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  34. I'm a big fan of my needle threader. It's especially handy for my blankets when I tie them. Really speeds up the process!

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  35. My new super sharp scissors :) Seems silly, but I've been cutting with junk for way too long, and it's so nice to have scissors that cut well :)

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  36. My singer scissors..they make such a difference.

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  37. Awesome giveaway. I actually just found my grandmothers nippers. They aren't very sharp but I feel connected to her.

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  38. I love taylors chalk don't know what I would do without it!!

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  39. I think its a tie between my seam ripper and scissors!

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  41. I am such a newbie to sewing, but I would have to say that I do get pleasure out of my seam ripper because I make that many not-so-straight line mistakes.

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  42. I love love love my rotary cutter and mat. It's so much quicker and more accurate for me than scissors.

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  43. I love my sewing machine, although I am still learning how to use it.

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  44. I love my magnetic pin holder. Makes grabbing pins and putting them back so much easier!

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  45. I love my pin tuck foot. It does. More than just pin tucks...

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  46. I was excited for the official announcement -- I sew for my kids, but I really love sewing for myself. I'm already following the new site!

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    1. Eeeee! Congratulations on this fantastic new direction, Liz and Elizabeth! So excited to see where it will take you!
      Duh. Left this comment before looking at the terms for entry, so came back and deleted this so I could properly answer the question. So... my favorite sewing tool is my walking foot. It's integrated in my machine so it's engaged about 99% of the time without my realizing it. Until I disengage it and notice the difference.

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  48. Niiiiiiiiiice! :) everybody is liked on fb! Woo hoo.

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  49. Besides my sewing machine I love my high cutting table. I hate crawling on the floor to cut things out.

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  50. I have a great pair of scissors that I can't live without. I just moved far away from my mom and I no longer have access to a sewing machine. I NEED to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  51. My favorite sewing tool is my rotary cutter!

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  52. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite tool is probably my tweezers. I use them for threading my machines. I also love my little scissors. I just love all kinds of sewing tools.

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  53. Next to my awesome sewing machine, I would have to say my favorite tool is my rotary cutter. It is a great time saver and I use it for cutting fabric out for clothing as well as for quilting.

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  54. Exciting news! Can't wait to see what's in store at Project Sewn! My favorite sewing tool is probably my ruffle foot. I can't imagine the extra hours I would have to spend making ruffles without it!

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  56. I am so excited you are doing a women's clothes site! I am always looking for new ideas, I love sewing for myself! Yay! My favorite tool is my magnetic pin cushion. Seriously. Besides my machine, of course :)

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  57. My fav tool is my rotary cutter

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  58. My favorite tool is all the different machine foots that can do tricky things!

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  59. Water soluble pen...I use it to mark everything.

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  60. I love my mat and rotary cutter! Of course I love it best on my huge dining room table.

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  61. I am so excited about the new site. I don't do enough sewing for myself and this should help motivate me. My favorite tool has to be my seam ripper - I am really into repurposing things lately and that is most easily done with a seam ripper :)

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  62. I think my favorite tool is my sewing basket. My Grandma gave it to me when I turned 16. It's not that big, but I'll never get rid of it. After that, my tape measure and yardstick, then the rolls of brown packing paper from $Tree. Perfect for making patterns.

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  63. Rotary cutter. With a nice, new, SHARP blade in it... Sooooooo lovely.

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  64. What a crazy awesome giveaway! Oh to have a dress form :)

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  65. My favorite is my serger! now i just need to expand my knowledge on it!!!

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  66. my favorite is my new sewing machine. hubby surprised me for christmas with a fanicer model than i was planning to get after my old machine died in october.

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  67. Awesome giveaway!! My favorite sewing tools are my scissors

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  68. My seam ripper is my favorite tool. I use it on a regular basis, as sometimes I sew more by picture rather than reading the instructions.

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  69. rotary cutter and the good old seam ripper. :)

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  70. rotary cutter and the good old seam ripper. :)

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  71. I do love my zipper foot....but also my scissors!

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  72. Img congrats on the new project sew!!! Awesome prizes! Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite tool (hard there are so many) is I fear my seam ripper! Lol :)

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  73. My measuring tape! It has pink rhinestones and makes me feel like i know what im doing...

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  74. I wish I could simply say my seam ripper as it gets a good work out, but my favorite is my little fabric ruler. Love that thing!

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  75. I wish I could simply say my seam ripper as it gets a good work out, but my favorite is my little fabric ruler. Love that thing!

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  76. Looking forward to checking out the new blog.

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  77. My seam ripper is my favorite tool. Couldn't fix mistakes without it!

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  78. What a great giveaway! I love what you've done with PRAP and can't wait to see what all you do with Project Sewn! The dress form is my favorite.

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  79. My Janome serger! I got it for my birthday and have used it non stop.

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  80. Wow, what a great giveaway! My favorite tool is my chaco water soluble pen with an "eraser".

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  81. Tough decision. I would have to say my favorite is my serger and a close second is my rotary cutter.

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  82. I would love to have a dress form, but I must say my seam ripper *lol*

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  83. I love my rotary cutter :)I can't live without it :)

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  84. I'd love the fabric and dress form. My favourite are the iron scissors I use. Its such a pleasure to begin a sewing project with crisp cuts.

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  85. the rotary cutter along with the rotary mate are the best sewing suplly ever invented.
    or maybe clothes of good quality and beautiful design?

    oh, i don't know!

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  86. What a fantastic idea and an amazing giveaway!

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  87. I don't have one, but I would love a rotary cutter and mat. So I guess that would be my "favorite"/most covetted tool. :) such a wonderful site idea and giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  88. I love my serger, but probably use my seam ripper the most!

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  89. Thanks for having the contest!

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  90. My most used sewing tool (unfortunately) is my seam ripper; my favorite to use is my sewing machine. Great give away -- love ALL your sites.

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  91. Oh what a wonderful prize. My most favorite sewing studio tool would be really hard to answer. I sew every day and would probably have to say my retractable sewing tape. Even when I am just thinking about sewing I generally have it in my hand playing with it like a kid. ;)

    Phyllis

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  92. O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! (My response if I won this contest.) My favorite tool is my rotary cutter. I learned to sew with scissors, but I don't know that I would have picked it up again as an adult with kids, job, etc. if I hadn't discovered this amazing, time saving tool.

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  93. to win a dress form would be a dream !

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  94. My rotary cutter is my favorite tool. I can't cut a clean line without it!

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  95. My sewing machine. My second would be an ironing board i made out of a wood TV table that is right by my side at the sewing machine. I am in a wheel chair and this cut down on wheeling over to the large ironing board when i just needed to press open a seam. Huge time saver

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  96. I could not be without my rotary cutter! I'd love to have a dress form!

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  97. I couldn't live without my sloper collection, and a dress form would make using them even better!

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  98. Thanks for the opportunity, I do not have a favorite tool cause I just begun to learn

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  99. My rotary cutter and cutting mat. I can't believe I went for so long without one!


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  100. I'm with EHC - wish I'd known the wonders of my rotary cutter and mat sooner! Thanks for running this awesome contest and best wishes on your new venture!

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  101. I couldn't live without my rotary cutter and mat!

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  102. Either my scisors or my little embridery needles because I love doing handwork. Oh and then my smocking pleater.
    I love Project Run & Play and my daughters who are 8 & 12 love looking at all the entries too, I am looking forward to lots more great ideas at Project Sewn

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  103. My rotary cutter, rulers and mat. My experiences with sewing changed the moment I bough my rotary cutter and mat. I don't think I could live without them.

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  104. This is very exciting ladies! Thanks for the giveaway. My favorite sewing tool is my hem foot. It makes a nice narrow hem so easy :)

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  105. What an awesome giveaway! I would venture to say my favorite tool is my rotary cutter and mat, but I would LOVE to win this prize pack, especially the dress form and fabric ;).

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  106. My favorite sewing tool is definitely my rotary cutter. I don't know how I ever lived without it!

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  107. My favorite tool is my iron and wall mounted ironing board. The first thing I always do when I walk into my sewing room is turn on my iron so it can start getting hot. My iron helps me mark even hems, rescue recycled fabric, keep projects, neat and a host of other things crucial to sewing/crafting. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  108. My favorite is a handmade pincushion from my best friend, it makes me think of our friendship every time I sew

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  109. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter...it makes cutting out fabric so easy!

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  110. What a great giveaway!! Hope I win!!

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  111. My favorite tool right now is the button hole option on my sewing machine. I've never made buttonholes so well before!

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  112. my serger is my current favorite tool. But what I'm wanting to get next is a dress form (just starting to make stuff for myself and not just my kiddos)

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  113. My favorite tool right now would have to be my french curve set. I just started drafting my own patterns and am loving it. I have found so much inspiration from all the women in the online sewing community. You are all amazing. Thank you. It's nice to see how generous everyone is with all these giveaways as well.

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  114. Oh my gosh! This would just blow my mind to win. All my neighbors would know something had happened because they would see me dancing up and down the street, lol.

    My fav tool? Hmmm, that's tough. Probably a pen. It's not really a sewing tool but I draw on my fabric sometimes to know where I'm going to cut. It also gives me the ability to draw my designs on paper which can help me visualize what shapes to cut out of my fabric. :-)

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    1. again I know it isn't only a sewing tool but I have to have like 20 pens in my sewing room because it is a must for me when I sew.

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  115. I'm all about my rotary cutter, I'm a mess with scissors!

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  116. I don't really have any tools other than my sewing machine. But I would LOVE to have a dress form. It would definitely become a favorite tool.

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  117. My magnetic seam guide! Love. that. thing.! Thanks for putting together such an amazing give away.

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  118. My L Square ruler. You always need a clean edge!

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  120. What a wonderful contest! I need this!! My favorite tool is a rotary cutter and seem ripper!
    thanks!
    Jacquelyn

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  121. hı my favorite tool ' fabric' yes ı love fabrics.I was too far away. Turkey for I am.I am agree to pay for shipping.please Accept me :))

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  122. I am addicted to fabric- so that would be my favorite!!! Thanks for a chance at a fun giveaway.

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  123. I love my erasable marker and seam ripper. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  124. My machine is my favorite - although I think I'd love to try a serger. Thanks so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  125. Favorite tool - um, probably my sewing machine! I couldn't sew anything without it! :)

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  126. My seam ripper...it's my life saver..

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  127. Oh, there are so many that I could pick - I think it has to be my serger.

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  128. what could I not live without!!!

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  129. I love my cutting table. It's two Ikea Expidit bookcases with a top my husband make and a huge custom cut cutting mat. Love love love it!

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  130. woww
    111 i want this gift!!! ravit

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  131. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter and mat, but a dress form would be AWESOME!!!

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  132. I have to say I love my clear gridded ruler.

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  133. I love my ginger shears! They definitely make my life easier. Hope I win! All this swag looks fantastic.

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  134. Favorite tool (or at least the most used) is my seam ripper. Can't seem go one day without it!

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  135. I couldn't live without my seam ripper. I love trying new things and that seam ripper always seems to be apart of the learning process :)

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  136. My Kai fabric scissors, definitely!!

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  137. I am doing this for my wife, because she deserves more than I can offer. She has a wonderful talent for sewing and crafting and these tools would make her happy... which makes me happy!

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  138. I would love to have a dress form!! I can't live without my rotary cutter:)

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  139. My favorite tool is my mat and rotary cutter. A dress form would be great as well.

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  140. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter, a dress form or walking foot would be fabulous.

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  141. I seem to be using my seam ripper a lot these days. serinda

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  142. I love my rotary cutter! It makes a clean cut and is quicker than scissors in cutting out my pattern pieces!

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  143. rotary cutter and/or scissors is my favorite tool. Although I couldn't work without my seam ripper also.

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  144. the easy answer is scissors... thank you for the opportunity to win! :)

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  145. I would have to say that my favorite is my cutting mat! Im so glad I stumbled upon this giveaway. How awesome! Good luck to everyone.

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  146. How can I pick one?! Then it has to be my Brother machine. it's like my kid sister :)

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  147. My seam ripper is my best friend! :)

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  148. I received a pair of Gingher scissors for Christmas last year and cutting fabric has never been the same! I love them! Thank you for the opportunity to win all of these amazing prizes :)

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  149. my favorite is child size dress form. it makes draping and designing so easy :)thanks for the chance to win!

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  150. my SEWING MACHINE!! I would give a brand spanking new one a name though...maybe Suzy Seamstress or something corny like that! LOL!

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  151. I love the dress form! Thank you for offering these.

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  152. What a fantastic giveaway you are offering to one lucky winner and I sure hope that it is me! My fingers are crossed! I love sewing and have been doing sew for many many years from clothes to dolls, blankets, softies, blankets, quilts, repairs of all sorts, household items and much more. The fabrics today are so much better than years ago and more of a variety. Somedays I think I sew in my sleep LOL!!
    Good Luck every one

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  153. My favorite sewing studio tool is my sewing machine. I can do "sew" much with it. Following close behind is my rotary cutter and mat.

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  154. My favorite tool is my sewing machine.

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  155. Aside from my sewing machine I think I'd say my rotory cutter and self-healing mat are my can't-do-without tools in my sewing room!

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  156. I love my sewing machine. She's getting a bit older so I worry about her sometimes. In fact she needs a check up soon....

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  157. my favorite tool would be my snap maker. i love me some snaps:) you know i joined facebook just to enter the giveaway...and to chat about the end of may
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  158. This giveaway is amazing! I think my favorite sewing tool is actually my iron, because I love to iron and because it makes such a big difference in my sewing when I iron properly.

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  159. I think my favourite tool would be good sharp scissors (aside from my sewing machine of course!).

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  160. My favorite tool has to be my seem ripper or maybe my fabric scissors! What an awesome giveaway ;) fingers crossed XX

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  161. My rotary cutter, definitely.

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  162. Great Prize! I hope I win :)
    My favorite tool....My olfa knife!

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  163. Great Prize
    My favorite tool....My sewing machine

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  164. It's a tie between wax chalk and a razor blade!

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  165. Fave tool...hmmm my rotary cutter!

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  166. I think my fave sewing tool is my rotary cutter!!

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  167. My favorite tool is my olfa rotary cutter of course !!!

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  168. I can't live, ok, work at least, without my rotary cutter!

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  169. My favorite tools is wonder tape and freezer paper. I love both of them but, if I had to pick it would be freeezer paper. I use it for about everything.I would love to win this give away. Just a chance to win is amazing.

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  170. my favorite tool sewing tool is sewing machine! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  171. My favorite tool is my serger! I feel like a pro when all of my projects are finished with nice, durable seams!

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