Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Giveaway Day: Heather Ross Mendocino Mermaids!


My sincere apologies for the crappy photo: working hours this winter mean I leave the house just as the sun is rising and get home after it's set, and I'm not set up for night shots.

My giveaway this year is some scraps of Mendocino Mermaids by Heather Ross:

Giveaway day 2014

I had the exact measurements written down somewhere, but the largest piece - 'Mermaids In Gold' - is a Fat Eighth (22" x 9") and the smallest - 'Octopi in Natural' - is around 6"x 8".

I'll post to anywhere in the world, and all you have to do to enter is tell me what you'd use these scraps for! The winner will be picked by random number generator on the 18th May (US time).

If you're a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address! Last year, a no-reply blogger won my Mendocino Mermaids giveaway and I couldn't contact her because she hadn't left her email address. This year, if you're a no-reply blogger and you don't leave an email address in your comment so I can contact you, I'll delete your comment.

The supplies give-away link-up is here at Sew Mama Sew, who has organised and run this give-away for several years now. If you have something to give away/share with people, join the link-up!

213 comments:

  1. I have some scraps I won that I would like to add to so that I can make something cute for my mermaid-loving girlies. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. I would use them to make zippered pouches! I don't own any HR, and I promise I would treasure it :) Thanks for the chance.
    mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. You sound like you had a work day like I did. That's why I'm vegging out entering giveaways this evening. I have some other scraps I think will mix nicely with these to make some type of smaller projects like mug rugs.

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  4. I want to make two tiny tote bags (less than 8x10) for my two girls, one of whom LOVES mermaids and whose favourite colours are gold and pink (and turquoise too, because why pick just one?!) and the little one wants to be just like big sister.

    So yes please I would use these and quickly too. Thanks!

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  5. I add the scraps to a pillow that I am making for a girly friend who is requesting something using a lot of "in your face pink". Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. Pretty fabrics! I would use them in a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!
    sweetfeetstitches at gmail dot com

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  7. i would make a mini quilt to hang in my sewing room, so I could admire these lovely prints each day :)

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  8. I would use them for a QAYG project - thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. oh, gosh, i would probably make some zip pouches for my girlies!

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  10. Very pretty! I think this would look great for a little girl's spring romper.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Gorgeous! I could use this in either a quilt, or a quilted pillow for a neice! So so pretty

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  12. I would put them together with some other scraps and solids to make a cute quilt :)

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  13. I would make Teacher gifts mug rugs or water bottle carriers would be great.

    clemonssarah7 at gmail dot com

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  14. I use scraps to make fabric yoyos, hair accessories or in small patchwork creations. :)

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  15. Omg. I've been lusting after the mermaid fabric! I would love to make my oldest niece a quilt (framed with lots of coordinating solids).

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  16. Making a wall hanging for my daughters' room because they'd love it so much! sarah@forrussia.org

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  17. I saw a project on Pinterest a while ago that would work perfectly with these. It was a boxy zipper pouch. The main fabric was (canvas or linen, I can't recall). Along the middle of the bag, all the way around (not side to side, but front to back) was a patchwork panel in jewely colours. The zipper was a pinky colour that matched the patchwork. I'd hunt that pin down, put it up on my computer, and then get cracking on a very similar bag :D Thank you for the chance!

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  18. Those hours sound harsh! I would add them to some much hoarded Mendocino for a cushion I have designed in my head.

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  19. My youngest is begging for a messenger bag so this might be just the ticket! Thanks a bunch!

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  20. I think they would make an awesome tote bag. Thanks for a chance to win them

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  21. A fussy cut patchwork zippered bag.
    I have two of my own SMS giveaways.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  22. These scraps are so sweet and special! I'd make a little zip pouch or mug rug if I won :-)

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  23. I would incorporate these into a baby quilt for my little girl who is due in September.

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  24. I would make a mini quilt.

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  25. I'd incorporate these into a mermaid quilt for my little girl. I've been collecting mermaid fabrics.

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  26. They would be added to lovely scraps to make baby quilts for my friends. That does seem to be what I am making a lot lately. Thanks

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  27. very kind giveaway!
    I am not a 'no reply blogger' but blogland seems to have issues I am at mammafairy4@gmail.com

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  28. Oh, I see a messenger bag right there or any kind of bag for my daughters. They won't allow me to use it for anything else when they see that gorgeous fabric.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I'm collecting HR for a fussy cut quilt :)

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  30. These are gorgeous. I would use them to make a hexagon EPP cushion. x

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  31. I would use these in a backpack for my four-year-old God-daughter Marlie, lovely prints.

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  32. My granddaughter Neve would love a summer dress made of these fabulous mermaid fabrics. She is 7 in June and a fashionista extrordinaire. Thanks for chance to win some lovely fabric.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  33. oh this scraps are too die for, thanks for the chance, im sure my oldest will treasure them

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  34. I think they'd make a fabulous journal cover with fussy cut pockets, don't you?

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  35. they'd have to be saved for something special, but some of them would make their way into a pouch or pin cushion for a bloggy friend!

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  36. I think I would use these for little pouches or in a fabric basket :)
    Many thanks for the chance!

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  37. I'd have to find the very best projects for those scraps. But a bit of it would have to be made into polaroid blocks. I'm all about polaroid blocks right now.

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  38. I will use these in a quilt for a little girl.

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  39. Beautiful fabric. I think I'd make a pillow

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  40. You are so kind to share your HR! I love her fabrics and have already made a quilt featuring only her prints, and intend to make another so I would use these in that. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. These scraps would probably be fussy cut into a quilt-as-you-go tote bag!

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  42. i would use them in the tinkertote im making myself this summer!!!

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  43. I want to make a cute little thread catcher. These would be perfect

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  44. I really can't make up my mind if I'd make a tote for myself or a small lovey type blankie for my baby girl. :)

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  45. I would use them in skirts and dresses for my daughter and also clothes for her dolls.

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  46. Scraps are great for pouches and bags!

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  47. I would love to use them in a quilted pillow!

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  48. Would love to make a properly girly quilt and force it on the men in the house - lovely giveaway, thank you

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  49. How lovely! I'd probably make something sweet for my girls with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. My niece loves pink and mermaids, so I would make a little dress for her. Thanks!

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  51. These are awesome! I'd make zip bags for my grown daughters and my daughter-in-law - I think they'd be perfect in those fabrics!

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  52. I am making table mats for all my family members, These would be great for at least one of my granddaughters. They love mermaids, unicorns, and castles.

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  53. This is just the second time I have seen this print..and I love it! I have 3 little grand daughters that love mermaids...zipper pouch or notebook cover would be great, if I can't figure a way to use them for a pillow case!
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. these would go great with my Lagoona fqs. i'm planning on making a quilt with them.

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  55. necessary clutch for sure!!! for me!!! thanks for the chance!!!

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  56. these would be great for a fabric basket or zip pouch made with the ticker tape technique.

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  57. I think I would like to add it to some scraps that I am using to make a scrap quilt

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  58. I would either use them as focal pieces in zippy pouches or in a economy block quilt

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  59. This would make a little girl a cute patchwork tote. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  60. I would use the 3rd one down the pink mermaids in a quilt I am making and probably use the others in zippered pouches.

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  61. They would be perfect in a quilt for my grand-niece :)

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  62. Oh I've been wanting those swimming fishes!! I don't really think I'd use them, I'll just stash and stroke them hahahaha

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  63. I think a little bag for my granddaughter would be nice.

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  64. I would make a little wall hanging for my sewing space.

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  65. I think they would make charming centers for log cabin blocks.

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  66. lovely giveaway! this year i finally have a wee lass of my own so i'd love to make her something.

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  67. I'd mix them with a few of my other HR scraps to make a tote bag.

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  68. mix them with some more and make a quilt, thanks

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  69. I'm making an I Spy quilt, and your scraps would fit perfectly!

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  70. I am making a soft color book for my daughter, so they might go in there!

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  71. My granddaughter loves mermaids so I would make something for her ,thanks for the chance ,

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  72. Ohhh! I will make a Mini quilt for my girls bedroom. Her quilt features Far Far Away II

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  73. I would love to stroke them! Then i don't think i could put them in a quilt because I've been looking for affordable mendocino everywhere. I'd make a block or two and have them framed for my sewing room as i'm doing a bit of a remodel of it this summer!

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  74. Something for my daughter - she used to love Ariel when she was 3 and 4. This would be a much better grown up version for her 9 year old self. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  75. I am working on a quilt for a friend who is having a little girl, these would be PERFECT fussy cut fabrics! I hope they come my way!

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  76. I'd love to use them in a bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. I would add to them and make a little mini for my sewing room wall. That way I could enjoy them. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  78. A sun hat for one or both of my "mer-children", ofcourse! Wouldn't it be darling!!!!

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  79. I've been saving up scraps of Mendocino for years now. Soon I'll get brave enough to make a quilt.

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  80. I think they'd make a fun baby quilt.

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  81. I'd make ANOTHER tote bag. Can't have enough of those... (nibblet42@aol.com)

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  82. I'm planning a Memory quilt (my twist on I spy--pairs of squares with non-identical mermaids, owls, apples, etc., and set off with sashing), and these would be a great addition.

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  83. I would...make...hmm...a wall hanging, so I could see those mermaids in my sewing room everyday!

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  84. Awesome I have always wanted some of this! I would make a cute wall quilt

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  85. they'd be great for small projects Thanks for the chance!

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  86. I would make my daughter a matching pillow to her quilt that is done in the same colorway :)

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  87. I`d make hexies or log cabin.Thanks

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  88. these would be fun as a zipper bag of some kind. too cute!

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  89. Oh my goodness, how can you bear to part with these? That pink mermaid one is especially stunning. I came across Heather Ross too late to snaffle some of her Mendocino fabrics. I do not yet know what I would make from them but if those sea creatures found their way across the ditch to me in New Zealand, our closer economic relations would be well and truly sealed :).

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  90. Is "pet them" an acceptable answer? :) I would like to make some patchwork zippy bags with them. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  91. I would love to have these scraps. They are darling. I would let them sit on my sewing table and enjoy them before I determined the perfect project for them.

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  92. I would make something pretty for my daughter. She LOVES mermaids!

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  93. I'm not sure. Something girly for sure, maybe a cute summer outfit for a toddler. Maybe a great center piece block or a great summer table runner.

    just in case: m3reyna at gmail dot com

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  94. scrappy quilt. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  95. I make I SPY quilts, so these fabrics would work great for me! Thanks,
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  96. A sweet pillow for my bed!! Spetzie at att dot net

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  97. I'd use the fabrics to make little zipper bags.

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  98. I would use them to make a new messenger bag for myself. Thanks !

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  99. I would make something adorable for my 2.5 year old daughter. <3

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  100. ooooh...I would make a super cute scrappy wallet!!

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  101. I would put them with the other HR scraps I'm hoarding and make a lap quilt for ME!!!

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  102. I think a mini quilt would be great. These prints are too fun not to have out! Thanks!
    Elizabeth
    Lwghosts at yahoo

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  103. Those would make a great scrappy purse for my niece to carry around.

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  104. I would make some zippy pouches!

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  105. I would make a zippy pouch. Thanks
    clunsford at gmail dot com

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  106. A very lovely and interesting scrap quilt! Of course.:)

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  107. Cute! I'd use them for pockets and pocket linings and applique to add a pop of fun to garments. :-)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  108. These would have been ideal in my latest mini quilt!!! So now I'll have to say some kind of QAYG project- maybe a cushion or a bag.

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  109. I would make a pillow out of these lovely scraps and snuggle them FOREVER :)

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  110. A good friend is a huge HR fan so if I win, I'd give them to her...

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  111. My MIL adores mermaids. I think I'd make something for her -- maybe a patchwork purse with these beauties in it?

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  112. I love scraps 'cause I love making scrappy quilts! I don't have any of this fabric!

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  113. A lap quilt for my granddaughter with a mermaids theme. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  114. Maybe a patchwork fabric basket for my daughter. Thank you for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  115. I've not had any of these prints before but I would use them to make a cushion cover for our living room - thanks for the chance

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  116. I'm not sure if I'd use them for a mini, or for a special clock I saw in one of the Fat Quarterly zines. Very generous of you to share!

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  117. I think I'd make a small pouch for my daughter with those

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  118. I love making mini quilts for my baby girl and these would be perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  119. Pouches! It's the only way to organize my bag!

    syfalkenstein at gmail dot com

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  120. I'd make something for myself. Maybe another pic cushion for my collection? Thanks :)

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  121. I would make a mini to show case these prints.

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  122. My oldest request an 'ocean friends' quilt with mermaids, pirates, and sea animals. I could definitely use these in the quilt. blackflowersacidrain(at)gmail(dot)com

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  123. I am working on bibs and burp cloths right now. This would be perfect for some of those.

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  124. I'm making an I-spy quilt for my kiddo. These would be perfect!

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  125. I've been working on a princess quilt for my daughter and one for my niece, these mermaid girls would be perfect!

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  126. i would like to make a scrappy pillow for my daughter

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  127. Improv piecing and fussy cutting! Thanks, Sel!

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  128. Those fabrics are perfect for my kitchen-mixer cover I've been planning to make.. Thanks so much for this great giveaway!

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  129. I'd make something lovely for my mermaid loving daughter. :)

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  130. I have an original mermaid quilt I've designed and I'd add them in it somewhere. Wouldn't that be awesome? adding my email address just in case......stargal714@yahoo.com

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  131. I am making a charity quilt for siblings together so I would definitely use these for that.

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  132. I would use them in a quilt, for me? and a little fussy cutting for dresses for the nieces.

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  133. not entirely sure. maybe some sort of applique project? these are great! i'm on a big mermaid kick right now.

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  134. I think I'd probably use these scraps in patchwork for small projects like zipper pouches and that sort of thing. BUT I say that knowing that I've got a fair collection of small Mendocino cuts that I never use because I always feel like they're too precious to use! Clearly I need to get over myself and just do it! (I've tried - the header on my blog is the one project I've got in progress using Mendocino!)

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  135. I'd love to work them into a quilt for my tiny girl.

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  136. I would use them for stroking and looking at, probably, before deciding to turn them into a pretty pouch. Thanks for the chance x

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  137. I would like to make a mini quilt to hang just outside the entrance to my bathroom. So appropriate!

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  138. BTW, this should be part of the earlier comment and not another entry. I love the quilts you show on your blog header and they have inspired me to follow you.

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  139. I would definitely use these in an I spy quilt!

    ellascottage at inspired-design dot ca

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  140. I'd use them for a zippered pouch or a fabric basket. Thanks!

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  141. I would love to make a cute pillow for my niece who loves mermaids! thank you!!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  142. I think I would use these for a pouch for myself. Thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. OOohhhhh! I have some other mendo scraps I could put these with to make an awesome bag for me! I didn't start hoarding fabric until well after this line was gone :(

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  144. My niece loves (read: is obsessed with) mermaids, so I'd use the scraps to make a special purse for her.

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  145. They'd go in a quilt...maybe a postage stamp quilt.

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  146. I need a new scrap quilt. This would be mine and I love the scraps. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew giveaway and the chance to win these scraps. I love them.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  147. a zipper pouch or a pillow cover.

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  148. Those colors are great. It would be fun to build a quilt around that!

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  149. I would make a cute doll quilt.

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  150. Fussy cut zip pouches for sure!!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  151. Zippered pouches would be fun :)

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  152. I would make myself a wallet!

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  153. I would make them into a bag, maybe a Sew Together bag? Or combine them with other fabrics to make a hand bag!?

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  154. super nova quilt with the mermaids featured in the center. thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. Augh, I don't even know what I'd use it for! I just love the fabric, and my sister is due (with her first, a girl!) in September and has a mermaid themed nursery, so I'd make something small for her daughter. :)
    aprilgilbertson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  156. I would make a bag/wallet out of them. Great scraps!

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  157. This fabric is so fun! I'd make a pouch with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  158. They would be cute for a little summer bag! Thanks for the chance!

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  159. I would use the scraps for perhaps patchwork in a skirt or dress. :)

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  160. I would make a pillow or pouch. I took a lovely trip to Mendocino last year and it would be a fun memento.

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  161. I'd use them to make summery beach tote.

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  162. I would drool and stare at them for a while then I would make fussy cut ecomony blocks for a lovely wall hanging :)

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  163. I'd make a cushion and give it to my niece.

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  164. I'd use these lovelies either in a sew together bag or a road trip case or in my economy block quilt. Thanks!

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  165. I'd use them for a quilt to the least bit, these fabrics creat stunning I spy effects on every quilt. Thanks for the chance!

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  166. MMM so pretty! I think I'd try make a patchwork tote. :)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  167. MMM so pretty! I think I'd try make a patchwork tote. :)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  168. These would be pretty framed in an embroidery hoop in my daughters room !

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  169. I have been collecting Mendocino scraps for a quilt, so I would use them in that project!

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  170. OMG I don't have any of this line at all. By the time I got into sewing it was already rare to find and as a learner it seemed like a bad idea to spend that much on fabric I might ruin. I would love to include some small fussy cut pieces in bags, a quilt or a little dress for my daughter. I would use every last morsel I promise.

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  171. As the centre block for an Economy Block quilt for my Granddaughter, or maybe for me! Thank you for the give away.

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  172. Cute mini quilt? Add to scraps for scrap quilt? Both of those options seem feasible. Thanks so much :)

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  173. A clutch?
    Thanks for a chance to win! julia(dot)glotova(at)gmail(dot)com

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  174. Anything would be great with Mendocino! Boopsi@bellsouth.net

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  175. Would love a chance!! maureen(dot)waite(at)gmail(dot)com

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  176. I would use them in a quilt for my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  177. I'd love to use those scraps in a fabric basket that I hope to make soon...

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  178. Definitely in a quilt! Not sure which one yet but they would definitely get the attention they deserve! lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  179. I would use these to make a fun bag for my daughter

    detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

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  180. these are super cute think I would show them off in a tote

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  181. I'd use them in a quilt or a bag. Thanks! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  182. I am thinking a cute new purse and hair accessory for my mermaid loving daughter.

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  183. I just adore Heather Ross. mikeandjackiew at gmail dot com

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  184. I would make a small zippered bag.

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  185. Ooh! These would be the focus of a beautiful quilt for a little girl I know.

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  186. I'd use them in some clothing for my little girl and maybe some pouches!

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  187. I would definitely use them to sew something special for my daughter!

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  188. I love this fabric and I think it would be perfect for making a beach blanket that could be propped up as a sun screen on hot days.

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  189. I would make a zippy pouch and maybe trim a flour sack towel for the kitchen.
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

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