Thursday, September 22, 2011

#39 Guest Lynne with Dead Simple Palette Pillow Tutorial and some CUDDLE fabric giveaway x2

Well hello to all the Wantobe Quilters out there.  My name is Lynne and I blog at Lily's Quilts.  I started quilting last February, just a few months before Madame Samm started, and was instantly hooked, lined and sinkered and have not looked back since.  My kids ask me "Mum, what did you do before quilting?" and I just ignore them because I'm too busy quilting to talk to them any more.  Today I am going to try to talk you into joining a Dead Simple Quiltalong I am just starting over on my blog and am also going to show you how to make this Dead Simple Palette Pillow later on in this post.


If you want to get started on making a quilt but don't really know which quilt to make, how about joining in with my new Quiltalong.  What is a quiltalong?  Well it's where a whole crowd of us from all around the world are all making the same thing (more or less) at the same time (more or less) and we all tell each other how we're getting along and support each other's choices and work.  It's a lot of fun and a great way to motivate yourself to really get on and make a quilt.  So what quilt are we making?

It's called the Dead Simple Quilt.  Why?  Because it's dead simple to make.  That's right.  It is suitable for a complete beginner although all levels of quilter are welcome.  The idea is that the palette is the star in this quilt, not the quilt design.  


So what we are each going to do is to go off and choose a palette and then go and rummage in our stashes for fabrics to match the palette, head to our local quilt shops for fabrics to match that palette or find a shop who will do the matching for us (Sew Fresh Fabrics are happy to provide this service) and get ready to start.  I have ordered my fabrics and we will get making the quilts as soon as they arrive.  We will be making one of four variations of the same Dead Simple Quilt.  There is a 50" X 70" small squares quilt.




Or a 50" X 70" big squares quilt.




Or a 70" X 90" small squares quilt.



Or a 70" X 90" large squares quilt.



For today's post, I'm going to pick a palette and show you how to make an 18" Dead Simple Palette Pillow.  I have chosen this palette.



I have colour macthed these Kona solids from my Kona colour card: aqua, robin egg, green tea, tarragon, pink, baby pink, woodrose, deep rose and plum.


Then I have rummaged in my stash to find some prints to mix with these solids.  You will need 18 strips of fabric, one 18" zip, some wadding, some fabric for the backing (about 20" X 22") and some strips of fabric for the binding.


1.   To make the pillow, cut 18 strips 1 1/2" by about 20" long (they are longer than needed because long strips don't always line up perfectly at the ends when you sew them so it's good to have the extra length to trim to size).  Sew these together into a square about 19" X 19" (you can trim to 18 1/2" X 18 1/2" once you have quilted it_.


2.   Baste the pillow top to a piece of batting about 1" larger all round.  At this stage, I mark quilting lines on the pillow top with a hera marker.


3.   Quilt as desired.  I have quilted with straight lines in Aurifil 40wt in a lime green.


4.   Now, trim to 18 1/2" square.


5.    To make the backing you can either use a heavier fabric like a linen, denim, shot cotton or decorating weight fabric or you can quilt your backing fabric.  I am going to quilt the backing fabric to add weight to it as I am using a quilting cotton for the back.  For this you will need a piece of fabric about 22" X 20".   The extra length is for the insertion of the zip and the extra width is just to give a bit of waggle room in case your quilting slightly distorts the shape of the backing fabric.  Baste and quilt the backing and then cut a strip 2" - 3" from one end.  Re-attach this piece to the main piece of backing using a seam with a 1" seam allowance.


6.   Sew an 18" zip onto the back of the seam, aligning the zip with the seam.  Trim the back to the same size as the front of the pillow.


7.   Using a long wide zig zag seam, attach the front of the pillow to the back along the edges, right sides out.


8.   Make a binding approximately 80" long and 2 1/2" wide.  Attach the binding to the pillow as you would with a quilt.  Then unpick the stitches of the seam over the zip.


Stand back, admire and then mail to someone very special (well you don't have to do this last bit but I am going to).


If you're interested in making a Dead Simple Quilt, head over to the Quiltalong starter post here and find out all you need to know.  All subsequent posts are linked from the starter post so you can find out how to pick a palette and how much fabric to find / order.  And if you do decide to make the Dead Simple Quilt or the Dead Simple Palette Pillow, I would love to see them in the Lily's Quilts Flickr group.

Editors note: and yes I use that term sew loosely...
what editor does not know how to spell sew...lol 
This is about LYNNE...yes my dear...gosh I love this
and I can hardly believe who it is going to...wow!
Anyway since you are sew filled with color, heart
and vitality...I thought is only befitting to honor you with
this delightful giveaway today...ohhh look....




OUR giveaway today in honor
 of LYNNE's youthful spirit....

is for Quilters....
Yes you lucky quilters
( and to our Wantobes we have some
for you in the near future too) 

2 winners...let me know 
which one you would prefer
you will get 3 yards of your choice
it is 60 inches wide. CUDDLE fabric...you can make
2 quilts with that much 

for girls...

for boys

These BRAND New collections are not even available 
yet...Shannon Fabrics will be showing them at the Fall Market..
They were very generous...we have a few more collections 
in the near future to giveaway....

Would you like  one these? 
I see all your hands up...
 ( I have a romper room magic mirror) lol

Romper, bomper, stomper boo. 
Tell me, tell me, tell me, do. 
Magic Mirror, tell me today,
 have all my friends had fun at play?

Please go visit LYNNE and be her new follower..
( gosh you will be sew delighted she has many amazing
 things going on all the time) 
Ohhh be a follower here..I will be watching through my magic
mirror...and please those of you who are NO -REPLY blogger
please leave your email in your comment..
Yesterday we had over 24 who we could not connect ...

And big thanks goes out to LYNNE for an inspiring post...
To Shannon Fabrics for these lovely plush over the top soft
fabrics and YOU for letting your inner child come out to play
today...YOU are smart, you are kind and you is
IMPORTANT to us....


196 comments:

  1. Good Morning LynneBob and Madame Samme! Great post Lynne and can just see you at home doing this, it's a fab pillow, love it! Of course I've got my hand up Mdme Samm! Me, me, me I'd love some of the Ibiza one, just gorgous and just what we need for our autumnal weather :) Happy Daize!

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  2. I'm a follower of Lynne for some time now; great blog and thanks for the small blog meet; its really made a difference for me.
    I'd love to win the Ibiza cuddle; I'm a abondened parent and I'd love to make a cuddle quilt for my my daughter.

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  3. Great series Madame Samme, another great post/tutorial Lynne.
    I've been a follower (and hopefully considered a cohort of Lynne's) for a while and it's great being able to join in and see, comment, help and advise quilters via the net. Keep up the great work ladies

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  4. Thanks so much for the great tutorial: I never thought of joining the back and the front like that - so simple!! I love the toy chest cuddle fabric, just right for my 3 year old nephew who I get to meet for the FIRST time in Australia in December

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  5. Fantastic post and tutorial from Lynne!
    I follow Lynne and I follow here and I'm doing the Dead Simple Quilt Along! Some more fabric would be amazing :)

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  6. Wow I've never been in the single digits of comments! :)
    Following Lynne - what a great QAL she's got going on there!
    And following here, of course.
    My sponsor is Deonn; pick us! pick us!

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  7. Follower at both places already! Thanks so much for doing all this. Can't believe there are so many people already up & commenting. Wonder if we're early risers or non-sleepers?

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  8. Great post Lynne! and I love your colour choices!
    I follow you both and I'm sponsored by Dawn. If I was lucky enough to win I'd choose Ibiza!

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  9. Now that's my kind of Quiltalong! Might even be able to squeeze a project like that in amongst my other ones without the husband noticing that I'm buying more fabric! ;)

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  10. Love the idea of the pillow. I will have to give it a go.

    Soft backs to quilts seem like a good plan. Darling daughter wants a cuddly soft quilt.

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  11. I just love Lynne like crazy. Everything she makes is simply amazing!! I just got her bee block in the mail yesterday and nearly flipped. She made me a block with a Land Rover Defender for my son's quilt. She is amazing!!! And the boy fabric would go perfect for that same quilt :)

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  12. Good Morning :) I am already a follower of Lynn's - that dead simple quilt along keeps calling me but i'm confused on the amount of fabric I need! And of course I follow you. I'm not sure which I would prefer, but I would say the toy chest cuddle since I only have son.

    Thank you Madame and all your sponsors!

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  13. I am a follower of Lynne's. I am trying to choose a pallet for the dead simple quilt already. Madame Samm, I love the Romper Room reference. I loved that show when I was a kid. Thanks for the pillow tutorial. Now I need to make one of those too. Ellison Lane is my sponsor.

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  14. Ive been following Lynne for a while and love her blog and I have hopped onto your follower bus after finding the wanttobe quilter. I would love the toy chest cuddle, its adorable! Thanks :)
    emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

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  15. I'm an old reader but a new follower old Lynne and I just love all you do, you have such wonderful taste! My mother is participating in her first quilt a long, namely Lynnes Dead Simple one and it's been so much fun for both of us as I don't have time to participate right now, I'm "playing along" with my mother ^^

    Thank you or a lovely post on such a cute pillow!

    If I win I'd love the Ibiza cuddle, and no, I can't even pretend it'd be for a quilt for a friends daughter or my God daughter, it'd be for ME since it so pretty and I'd just love, love, love to have it in a quilt for myself. I just want to pat it through the photo =)

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  16. Thanks Lynne for a great tutorial - your cushion is lovely :) Thanks Madame Samm for another wonderful giveaway. I'd love the Ibiza Cuddle :)
    I've been following Lynne for about a year now and can't believe how much she's achieved in that time. She's so talented and funny too! I follow here of course!
    AngelaSews557

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  17. I follow both already. :) thanks so much for the tute and giveaway!

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  18. Hi!! I came over from {Clover & Violet}. I follow both yours and lily's! I just might check out that quilt a long. I have to check If my schedule can handle it (darn it! Why can't my job BE to sew?!). Would live to win the Toy chest fabric for my new nephew!!! :). Crossing my fingers and toes!

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  19. I'm already a follower of Lynne's blog and I also follow you Madam Samm for quite a while now. I'm a quilter and my sponsor is Stray Stitches. Thank you for another great tutorial.

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  20. Good luck to all of the Quilters - Great tutorial - I am following Lynne now ;)

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  21. I'm one of Lynne's followers & also a follower here. Love the pillow tutorial - can use the basic instructions to make all kinds of pillows. Would love to win the Toy Chest Cuddle fabric. I'm registered with Shade Tree Quilting. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I'm now following Lynne, and here of course! I love her paint chip block! The Toy Chest Cuddle would be awesome for the new little man in my life!

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  23. I have been subscribed to Lynne for a while... have had her on my blog sidebar too...Love her blog!!

    Please enter my name in for this fabric! I am sponsored by SewCalGal.

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  24. Simple and sensible! I am going to follow Lynne, am a follower here, and would love to win the Ibiza fabric...lots of ideas for its use!
    I'm sponsored by Cathy's cottage.

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  25. Simple and doable, is that a word? Am now a follower of Lynne on Lily's Quilts blog. Love the cuddle Sofia, and the cuddle Olivia. If a winner am going to use the Sofia in my Ghastlies quilt.

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  26. I follow both. I would like the Ibiza fabric.

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  27. Looks nice and soft!! I'd love to win. I am already a follower of Lynne and here. (And, wow, I used to watch Romper room - haven't thought about that for a very long time.)

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  28. Great tutorial and I love the pillow , my fabric choice would be the Toy chest cuddle , my grandson would love that .I am already a follower of Lynne and of course you Madame Samm .

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  29. I am already a follower of both. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  30. Good morning everyone,

    What a way to start my day but to see a beautiful pillow being shown. How beautiful.

    Thank you Lynn and Madam Samm for this wonderful opportunity.

    I started following Lynn today and would love to have the boy's fabric.

    Wanda
    http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love the Ibiza Cuddle for Girls. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial. Thanks to the sponsors and to Madame Samm!!

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  32. Fun post Lynn! Thanks for the cute pillow. I'm a new follower of you..so will go browse your blog.

    I would love to win some of that boy fabric Samm! Too cute!!

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  33. Already a follower of Lynne and here. Love the grey/citrone IBiza, but the pink will make me happy, too.

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  34. I already have Lily's Quilts in my Google Reader but had to sign up again?!

    Count me in! bendingpins(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I already follow Lynne. Love the tutorial. Definitely need to make one of those pillows.
    I would probably have more use for the girl fabric as I usually make more girl quilts. Thanks Mme Samm!

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  36. Morning! I am following Lynne, I would love the girl fabric as I have two great nieces that need cuddly quilts. (need? probably not, but I would love making them for them.)

    You and Lynne IS wonderful for sharing the joy and fun of quilting.

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  37. I have a nine year old son and two little grandsons, so the boy cuddle would be perfect! But my eight year old granddaughter and I would adore the girly kind, too! Thanks for the great Dead Simple idea - this gives me an idea for donation quilts. MinotRecovery.com

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  38. I am already a follower. Thanks for the chance! The girl cuddle fabric is gorgeous. Thurbs8 at yahoo dot com.

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  39. Hello again - am now following Lynne, who's blog I've been reading for some months. Her Dead Simple Quiltalong is very appealing for selecting colours. Mark the Toy Chest Cuddle fabric for me should I win today. Thanks again - you must be having fun!!

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  40. I am a follower of Lily's Quilts now. I appreciate the dead simple quilt.

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  41. I follow both Lynne and you already:) I love the inspiration you guys give. I love the "girl" fabric; it looks so cuddly and yummy!!! Thanks for offering the chance to win some.

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  42. I am a follower of Madame Samm, too!

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  43. A follower of both blogs! Such beautiful colors in the pillow. Thanks for the chance to win!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  44. Thank you, Lynne!
    I think I would take the boy fabric for my grandson, who doesn't have as many quilts as my granddaughter!

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  45. Would love the Toy Chest Cuddle fabric! Thanks for this opportunity! lisaandmariahcreations@gmail.com

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  46. Good Morning!! I LOVE Lynne's pillow!! Want.It.Now. !!!

    I'm following Lynne and I am going to read more about her quilt a long... really like the colors in Red Velvet!!

    And I'm here with Freda from The Adventures of the Empress of the Universe!!

    Have a great day, Madame Samm!!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  47. I love the pillow, Lynne! Thank you! I now follow your blog and look forward to looking through it. Madame Samm, I had forgotten all about Romper Room! Thank you for the reminder. Oh! I would pick the Ibiza Cuddle!

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  48. I already follow Lynne, what a wonderful post. I just get stuck with what to do sometimes, and love new ideas. Thanks!! Now those pallates are fantastic, but I'd love to be able to create my own somehow... oh and have them look nice!

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  49. Thank you Lynne for the tutorial today--just my style--Dead Simple. I'm heading over to check out the Dead Simple Quilt Along.
    I remember the Romper Room magic mirror. Can you see me raising my hand.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.
    My sponsor is Clover & Violet.

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  50. I am already Lynne's follower over at LilyQuilts & I follow yu too & I follow LilyPadQuilting, my sponsor. Thanks to all 3 & to Shannon Fabrics for the awesome fabric - I already have a little girl in mind for a quilt with the Ibiza Cuddle if I win!

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  51. I've added Lynne to my follower list. I have so many new blogs to read it is great. I'm learning so much and love getting new ideas. The pillow is terrific. Once we buy a new couch, I'm making a few of them. Much better than buying plain ones. If I win? Tough choice since I have a son and a daughter. But I think I will go with Ibiza. Amy@diaryofaquilter is my sponsor.

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  52. I am following Lynne now, and wow, are you brushing back cobwebs here, Madame! The Romper Room show, no less! LOL Lots of fun when I was knee high to a duck!

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  53. Love how you choose your colors - very insightful! I'm with Larry of Lake P. Great blog:)

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  54. Definitely Ibiza Cuddle - very good post Lynne, very good information and I love your color cards. Thanks to the wonderful Shannon Fabrics for sponsoring. I am a follower of both blogs.Judy C

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  55. Oh I love the girl one. I am still following too......been picking color palette too.

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  56. I'm now following Lynn's blog. This is a really get pillow. So simple but very striking!

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  57. When MY name was called out in the magic mirror I just KNEW she could REALLY see me in that magic mirror! Thanks for the wonderful memory for all of us of a "certain age"! If you didn't watch Romper Room then you are just a young puppie! Following Lynn and You of course. It is SEW Dead Simple to follow Lynn's tutorial...gotta make me one of those. Great Job, Lynn!!
    Blessings
    Gmama

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  58. Lynne is like Girl Wonder...just fabulous!!! Thanks Lynne and Madamm...and Madamm I would take either but I have to say I love the Ibiza.

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  59. Lovely post! I wonder how many folks don't know what Romper Room was. LOL
    I love the cuddly fabric and would be happy with either. If I have to choose though, I choose the boy pattern. I might fix up something for my grandson with it, if I had it!
    Follower!!

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  60. I LOVE that pillow! My to-do list is getting so long!

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  61. Love that Ibiza!! Thanks for the chance to win. I'm following Lynne now. I'm really liking the color palettes, Lynne even has a color palette block tutorial on her blog. I'm a quilter, follower, and sponsored by Stray Stitches.

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  62. I love the colors on that pillow. I've always been intimidated by pillows but maybe someday... :)
    I now follow Lynne and am a follower here.
    I don't know what Romper Room is.
    I would LOVE to win some toy chest cuddle for the boy (he's 8m)
    Thanks for the chance. Keep up the good work Madame Samm!

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  63. Wonderful post and tutorial. I am already a follower of Lynne's and a happy follower of Stash Manicure. If I'm lucky enough to be selected as one of the winners, I would pick #2 - for little boys. How fun!

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  64. I am a follower of Lynne I would love the Ibiza fabric, I have lots of pillows on my list. Thanks for all you do Madame and all the sponsors.

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  65. I'm a QUILTER. I follow Lily Quilts. I'm on team Marlene B. I have three baby grandsons, so that soft boy fabric needs to be used right away! (Groan... don't you just hate it that WE know what Romper Room is, and the commenter above doesn't!?)

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  66. Good morning! I adore the ibiza cuddle fabric! It would me perfect for my little cuddlebug. Im happily following both. Thanks y'all!

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  67. Following Lynne. Commented and thanked. Following here too. Big thanks to you for all the work that you do on this blog. Sponsored by Shell at The Raspberry Rabbit.

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  68. I already follow Lily's quilts and I am a follower of SM...I am going to make that pillow...thanks for the giveaway...If I win, I would love Ibiza....

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  69. I already follow Lynne and love her blog and of course I follow Sew WE Quilt! My favorite is the Ibiza Cuddle and thank you Shannon Fabrics!!

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  70. Yes! Good morning! I am a new follower of Lynne and here of course! I am a quilter and would love to win this! My sponsor is Jane of Jane's fabrics. Thanks for all these giveaways!

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  71. Great tutorial and post! I'm a new follower of Lynne's. There seems to be a lot going on over there to inspire. Love the cuddle fabric. I prefer the Ibiza Cuddle for girls. Thanks Samm and Shannon Fabrics!

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  72. I love that pillow!! And I am sure I could put that little boy cuddle fabric to some good use!

    ~ Meagan
    SnippetsAndYarns@gmail.com

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  73. Definetly the cuddle for girls - loved the posting and I'm off to Lynn's right now.

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  74. Thanks for the Romper room Flashback! Can't wait to make this pillow.

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  75. What a fun tut! I just went & checked out Lynne's blog & it looks like tons of fun!

    If my name gets picked, I would really like Ibiza. (ps...I'm going out of town & won't be back until Sunday night. I won't have acess to a computer...I'm just sayin'.)

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  76. Thanks Lynne for the great tut!!! I love, love, love the cuddle fabric for girls....and I am not just saying that bc I am a girl ;)

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  77. I follow you and Lynn, sew?knit? my sponsor, and I am really enjoying meeting new quilters. Love the pillow tutorial, and the Ibiza cuddly fabric. Thanks to Shannon fabrics, and you Samm for making this all happen.

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  78. Lynne is a "kick". I'm inspired to do a dead simple project or two. I'm signing up for the girl plush. My one and only granddaughter has had me make her two minkee quilts already. Now that she is almost 8 this new plush fits the bill.

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  79. Great post! I am a happy follower of Lynns (which reminds me, I really should quilt my dresden QAL from Lynn's blog back in the spring). Love both of the Shannon fabrics - either would work for me.

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  80. Oh lordy!...Are you kidding me, Samm?...Romper Room?!! hahaha, I know it well. How funny.

    I love your pillow Lynne! It's so fresh looking. A zip closure and binding around...oh, the possibilities! I think I might suddenly be a throw pillow lover!

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  81. Love the pillow. Great choice of fabrics. And I also love the Toy Chest Cuddle fabric. Perfect for a quilt for my grandson. I hopped over to Lynne's blog and am now following her. There are some wonderful things going on over there. I'm a Stash Manicure follower and my sponsor is lilypadquilting. Thanks Madame Sam for another great giveaway.

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  82. I would like to win, but first I would like to get my sonogram to see what I am having. If I win can I wait a few weeks to tell you which I want?

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  83. love to win!!! love that cute little pillow tutorial. :>)

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  84. That cushion is so gorgeous. Thank you for the excellent tutorial

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  85. Of course a follower of Lynne's~ love everything she does (really, everything!)

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  86. I love Lynne and her blog, so inspiring. I have been a fan for a while now! Think I would pick the Ibiza cuddle? I have a cute granddaughter who would love a quilt backed in that. Thanks!

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  87. Such a simple and darling pillow! Thank you for the tutorial! I think I need to get a hold of the kona color cards...I love the palettes.

    Of course, I follow both blogs and registered through Amy of Diary of a Quilter. :) Have a blessed day!

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  88. Lynne you are brilliant! What a perfectly wonderful quilt for beginner quilters and experienced ones as well. I'm always lamenting that I don't "do color" well and this would be a great learning experience. Thanks so much! blessings, marlene

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  89. Lynne is one of my favorite quilt bloggers, so I've been her follower for quite some time. Also, I've made many of her projects which are posted on Flickr. The Dead Simple pillow is now on my "To Do" list. I'd love to win either cuddle, but preferably the one for a boy because it matches one of my Dead Simple palettes.

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  90. WOW Great post Lynne. Thanks Madam Samm for having her. I am a new follower of hers, and an old follower of yours. My sponser is Grmama Jane. Thanks for the giveaway and I am deffinetly going to add the Dead Simple Pillow to my to-do list.

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  91. Very pretty pillow, Lynne! I'm already a follower. I'm a quilter sponsored by Stray Stitches. If I'm lucky enough to win, I would choose the Ibiza Cuddle. I've never used this type of fabric for a quilt backing but it looks very cozy. Thanks to Madame Samm and the sponsors.

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  92. Love the pillow! I am now a follower of Lynne - and have been a follower of Madame Samm for quite a while! The cuddle fabrics are lovely - but I need boy quilts right now!!

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  93. I couldn't see the "follower" button on Lynne's blog, but I am a subscriber, does that count?? :)

    Also I am a follower here.

    Another awesome giveaway.

    Heather

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  94. Thanks to Lynne for her brilliant (love the colours) pillow tutorial!

    Oh, that cuddle fabric would be delicious on a quilt. Thanks Madame Samm!

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  95. That is a great pillow! I love the paint chip tutorial too, Lynne. I would love little boy fabric for a quilt I am planning.

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  96. I have followed Lilysquilt for awhile. I love it. And I love your blog too. thanks, kathy

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  97. i have become a follower of lynne's. i love what she did with the different color chips. i already am a follower here. and i LOVE LOVE LOVE the girl fabric. i just imagine how yummy it would feel to be all wrapped up it in.

    thanks madame samm!

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  98. I am a quilter and a follower and I am following Lynne at Lily Quilts. I would love to sin the Cuddle fabric!

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  99. Isn't that pillow darling? Love Lynne's thoughts on color. Color always presents me with a challenge.

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  100. Good afternoon from Spain!!
    I follow Lynne at Lily quilt and this pillow tutorial is fantastic and the way she use the color is great.

    I`d love the cuddle fabrics.
    I`m been sponsored by Sue(quilttimes).Thanks for the chance!!

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  101. I used to watch Romper Room all the time! Such a pleasant memory! The cuddle fabric is just so scrumptious. I follow here and at Lynne's blog and am a quilter sponsored by Corrie at Quilt Taffy.

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  102. Oh my goodness I am in love with Lynnes color choices! I followed her site and love the color tips and pc tips she has on her blog. I def. could use some help in those departments. That cuddly fabric looks amazing! Fingerscrossed! Follower of Sew we quilt since day 1!

    Thank you Madame Samm! Thank You To Lynne @ Lily quilts! Thank you to Shannon fabrics and sponsors! Last but not least a big thank you to my blog sponsor Amy @ Diary of a quilter for sharing the Wantobequilter with me!

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  103. Oh wow, I love that pillow, and think I could put together something like that. Thanks for all of the ideas with colors. Became a follower of Lily's Quilts, look forward to following along.

    I'm a quilter with Amy as my sponsor. I'd choose the boy cuddle, because with 3 boys I'm sure to find a use for it!

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  104. Lynne is not just a talented sewist, she's got a keen sense of humor and eye or color that makes me drool over every post she makes! So, yeah, I'm a follower. Stalker is more like it though!!

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  105. I am a follower of your blog and Lynne's. I have sons and would love to win the toy chest cuddle fabric.

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  106. I've got my hand raised for Toy Chest Cuddle. Loved the colors and tutorial from Lynn. Thanks!

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  107. Great tutorial. I would love to win the ibiza cuddle for a quilt for my mom. She had a stroke 2 weeks ago and a nice soft quilt would be really nice for her.

    I am a follower here and on Lynne's blog. I am a quilter and a member of Paul's Outnumbered Quilter team.

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  108. I love this pillow!! What a great idea to make a Color Palate Quilt -- Looks like fun! Thanks so much! I am a follower here, and a new follower of Lynne! Either cuddle fabric would be wonderful!!

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  109. i follow lynne (great project! the pillow is beautiful!) and i love the girl fabric!

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  110. I follow Lynne - she makes such beautiful things, including this pillow. I would go for the girlie fabric.

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  111. Thank you both!!! The cuddle fabric for girls would be wonderful, my granddaughter would love it.
    oshnpashn at gmail dot com

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  112. I am a QUILTER~I want to do that quilt along of her's but I better not at this time. It is hard for me to say that. LOL! I am her follower now. I would love to win that fabric for girls. It looks so soft! Thank you!!

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  113. Goiod grief, the magic mirror. I'm having a hot flash, I mean flash back! LOL What a good start for a colourful quilt. Great idea.

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  114. It's difficult to decide...I think I would go for the boy fabric for a baby quilt. Love the pillow!

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  115. I just love the boy fabric!! Thanks for the chance.

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  116. Love both the fabrics, but since I have to choose - the Ibiza would be great for a couple of projects I have in mind. I am already a follower of Lynn and am trying to resist the Dead Simple QAL because of too many other current projects and commitments. I have a feeling that resistance is futile though, since I have already been saving palettes on my Pinterest board.

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  117. What a great tutotrial...I am going to make one today!! I am a follower too!

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  118. Great tutorial! Thank you Lynne, I can't wait to try it. I haven't attempted a pillow yet but it looks like I'm going to soon :) I follow both blogs!

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  119. I'm a quilter, longtime follower of both and I really want to cuddle!

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  120. I am a follower and relatively new to quilting. I am working on my very first pieced quilt. Love the pillow. Putting in zippers is easy for me. Why have I never thought to do that? I love the Ibiza Cuddle by Shannon Fabrics. Here is hoping my number comes up! fayzer2@cox.net

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  121. Hi Samme, love the pillow what a good way to get some color savey. I went over and joined Lynne's blog,I belong to your blog and sponsor is GmamaJane.
    Have a wonderful day. Blessings Sandra

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  122. I'm a follower of Lynne's, and have been reading her blog for several months already. I am definitely a follower of yours, Madame Samm. Thanks again for bringing us some wonderful creative people!

    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante at comcast dot net

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  123. Just found your blog yesterday and am enjoying it much! Thanks for the opportunity to add to my stash :) Since I have both a granddaughter and grandson, I'll take either one.

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  124. I really love this project. Very clever! I follow on both blogs.

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  125. Lynne thank you for the great tutorial. The pillow is sew pretty! I would love the Ibiza. I already follow Lynne and here of course. Im a quilter and Janes Fabric is my sponser.

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  126. Very nice tutorial. I love the way she chooses fabrics. I am a follower of Lynne's and here of course. If I get lucky enough to be picked I'd like the toy chest print, but either would be fine. Thanks

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  127. I follow Lynne and stashmanicure and am a blogless QUILTER enrolled thru Linda at StrayStitches.
    This was a good post for me as have been reading about colors for the QAL on Lynne's blog. Just in case, my alternate email is
    mlwright29(at)hotmail(.)com
    Thanks Madame Samm and Shannon for the giveaway. I like the little girl Ibiza cuddle.

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  128. Great tutorial! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'd choose the boy's toy chest. I follow Lynne via Google Reader and of course am following you, Madam Samm. I'm sponsored by Jennifer @ Ellison Lane.
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com

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  129. I get a little overwhelmed with patterns with lots of tiny pieces but I'll have to try following a tutorial at some point to get over that. Lovely cushion cover!

    I have two little girls so that print looks marvelous!

    Thanks again!

    (Sponsor: Clover & Violet)

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  130. I love Lynne's blog, I'm definitely a follower. She has so many wonderful ideas. I would love to win the girl fabric!!! It was hard to chose, cause they are both gorgeous!!!!

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  131. lots of great tips in this tutorial! Well done Lynn! Love your blog and became a follower (hope it will finally show up in my blogger list too).

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  132. LOL, I forgot somethign essential....love the girly fabric! Lovely to cuddle up in!

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  133. Excellent pattern...looks as if a beginner could do this and be very pleased with the accomplishment! Hoping you all have a great day! Thank you Madame Samm, all of your guests and sponsors.

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  134. Holy cow. That pillow is to die for!!! As is Lynn's blog. I am a new follower, for sure!
    I would love the boy cuddle fabric to make something for my two nephews. :) Super, super cool. Thanks M. Samm, Lynn and Shannon Fabrics!

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  135. I'm a new follower of Lynn's, love her pillow!, a follower here, a quilter, and Jillily is my sponsor. I would love to win the cuddle fabric for girls. Thanks again.

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  136. I follow both blogs and would love to win the Toy Chest Cuddle yardage. Thanks for the chance!

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  137. I am a wantobe, but want to say thanks for a great tutorial! love the pillow !

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  138. Thank you for a great tutorial (And the zip insertion tip is fab - I am going to try it tomorrow). Having been reading Lynne's blog for a while, but am now following you both. :-)

    Both cuddle fabrics are lovely - but if I had to choose one it would be the Ibiza one.

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  139. Great tutorial.
    My hand is up, and I'm short so I'm also jumping up and down saying , oh, oh, oh, pick me, pick me.
    Gosh, I have a grand daughter and a grandson, how do you choose?
    I guess the toy chest cuddle. But they're both so nice.
    My sponser is Deonn Stott of Quiltscape and I'm now a follower of Lynne's over at Lily's Quilts.
    Thanks Madam Samm.

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  140. Lynne the pillow is beautiful and your tutorial is much appreciated! Now if I could just find your "follower" gadget, I'd be very happy!
    Your blog is certainly full of fun things!

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  141. I'm a follower of both blogs. Great fabric.
    joannmclean@gmail.com
    I'm registered under Jennifer@ellison lane quilts.

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  142. I am a follower of Lynne and stash manicure. I would love to win that boy fabric so I could make a wonderful quilt for my nephew's new baby. I hadn't thought to use a zipper in a pillow cover before. Good idea. I am a quilter fromj Marcia's crafty sewing and quilting.

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  143. Hi Madam Samm+Lynne!
    Happily following you 2!
    Love the 'Toy Chest Cuddle!
    Thanks so for sharing!
    Happy Quilting to all!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  144. Lynne, I love your blog. I am a follower. I am enjoying all the blog posts on this post. I would like to be a winner one day but if I don't win, I will be reading your blog still.

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  145. I just love the blossom hues. Thank you for the chance to win such great prizes and the great tips and patterns.

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  146. I'm already a follower of Lynne (great blog!), and here, and I'm a quilter :) That cuddle minky is gorgeous! I would love either print, but the boy one is just SO cute!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  147. Lynne, Thanks for the tute and your blog -- I've been reading it for a while but just became a follower. I am a follower of Madame Samm, too, -- thanks for the opportunity to win some lovely fabric.

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  148. What a great tutorial! I am now following Lynne! And if I had to choose I think I would choose the Cuddle fabric for boys!

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  149. I'm a new follower of Lynne's and left her a comment. I follow you and would choose Ibiza if I'm the lucky winner. A Quilting Sheep is my sponsor. Thanks so much for all you are doing.

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  150. Oh Lynn, I want to make a pillow! I love the boys cuddy print. It is so hard to find boys prints. Thank you for this chance.

    maggie at sbcglobal dot net

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  151. Have been a follower of Lynne's and love her blog and generosity in helping new quilters. I thought her reaching out to help new bloggers was incredibly kind. Also a follower of SWQ. Thanks so much -- love the boy fabric.

    Jan at iquiltforfun.blogspot.com

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  152. I am a new follower of Lynns and am still following here and i love the pillow tut it is really nice but still a little confused on how she put the zipper on but i guess i could try and figure it out have never put a zipper on before but would like too be able to. Love the pink cuddle fabric. Thanks

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  153. Hi there! So thrilled you are featuring one of my favorite quilters. I'm a quilter who has followed Lynne for a long time, and have been inspired by her creativity and enthusiasm. I also follow you, Madame Samm. I'm sponsored by the fantastic Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts. Lots of new babies in our family, so this would be fun to win. Thanks for the chance.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  154. The pillow is awesome, and I love that GIRLY soft fabric!

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  155. Thanks for the fun tutorial. Thanks for the great giveaway. I am not fussy I would be happy with either one of these fabrics as I have two new grandchildren (a boy and a girl) born this year. Sew if you pick for me then I don't have to have the guilts of picking one over the other!!

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  156. Either. I would love either fabric. She has some great stuff going on over there.

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  157. So many new blogs to follow and new ideas to try. Good thing winter is coming - I have it all planned out. I would love the Toy Chest Cuddle as I have a 7 month old grandson and another on the way.
    Jan / sponsor Amy a quilted sheep

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  158. I am a follower of Lynne's as well as SM! I would love some Toy Chest Cuddle please. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

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  159. I am also a follower of your blog, of course. I love the Ibiza fabric.
    ~a

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  160. Both of the prints are wonderful--but I'd have to go with the boy print. (I have 6 grandsons.)

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  161. I am already a follower of both Lynne and Madame Samm. I love the colors in the pillow. I made a quilt in the same pattern several months ago. Easy and beautiful. Thanks for everything. Oh and if I won I would have to go with the girl fabric. It looks amazing.

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  162. I'm a quilter and a follower of SWQ and now Lily's Quilts. That's an interesting method of inserting a zipper in the pillow and I like the idea of binding it instead of seaming it together. I'm looking for boy fabrics at the moments so the Toy Chest Cuddle would be lovely to win.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  163. I'm a follower of Lynne, and I love the idea of the Dead Simple QAL.

    Unfortunately, persuading myself to actually do it 'dead simple' is becoming rather tricksy!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  164. I now follow Lynne and of course here! I am also colour challenged and am going to start using design seeds ASAP!!!

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  165. Evening ladies, I follow you both. What a great pillow pattern.On my to-do list now. The paint chip square on Lynnes blog is awesome-would make a nice pillow too.
    If I win, I would be happy with either fabric . I am sponsored by Janes Fabric. ( I would love to share some more grandbaby fabric with her too! )

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  166. Greetings! I've been following Lynne for a little while now and I love her creations! Thank you, Madame Samm, for another amazing opportunity to win. I'm sponsored by Jane's Fabric & Quilts. Thanks!

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  167. I LOVE Design Seeds and the color scheme inspirations she provides. Thanks for adding to my "idea" pile.

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  168. I immediately noticed the picture of the Dead Simple Pillow and I fell immediately in love. Maybe this will be my lucky day. I have got to make one of these pillows.....let's see, that would be "project on the must do list #4376".

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  169. I am now a follower of Lilly's Quilts and you're right, such beautiful stuff she has!... I would have to pick the boys fabric. I've been wanting to make a boys quilt and this would be a good excuse to do so! Thank you!!

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  170. BTW, I came on over from "That Girl...That Quilt"

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  171. How fun! I love that pillowthanks for sharing! I would love some of the girl fabric! I am a quilter registered with Patty at a stitch in time and going to follow Lynne's great blog too-

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  172. Love Lily's Quilts! I am already a fan. Great tutorial - the colors are wonderful. I am a quilter sponsored by That Girl, That Quilt. I love both of the cuddle fabrics. It would be fun to make my 18 month old girl a quilt for christmas. I like Ibiza the best, but the toy chest is fun too. THANKS!

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  173. I am a happy follower of both you and Lynne. Thanks for the great giveaway. My sponsor is Amy Ellis @Amy's Creative Side. These fabrics are so cute.

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  174. I love the tutorial by Lynn. I went over and signed up as a new follower. Amazing Blog. I have 2 grandsons, Toy Chest Cuddle would be my choice if I am a winner. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  175. I'm a follower over at Lynne's blog now. Her pillow is so pretty! And I just love the Toy Chest Cuddle fabric! I am always on the lookout for boy fabrics for my little guys. It's too adorable! And it's made by Shannon's fabrics - KISMET!! If I win, it will still be Shannon's fabric! (Just, THIS Shannon's. Here. In Ohio.) I'm telling you, it's meant to be! lol

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  176. I just found this blog. Fun stuff. Can I still put my hand up for your give away? I am in the midst of making baby quilts for friend and would love to win!

    I need to see if I can get my 10 year old niece involved in your quilt along. She would love something like that and I could do it with her.

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  177. I love the idea of a Dead Simple Quilt-a-long, bookmarking this for the day I have a machine!

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  178. What a cute pillow. Thank you for the tutorial. That would make a great Christmas gift.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

    I'd love the boys fabric, Toy Chest Cuddle if I'm the lucky winner. I have a new grandson so I could put it to great use.

    My sponsors are the great folks at Clover & Violet.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  179. What a great idea for choosing fabrics! I sometimes am unsure of my choices.
    I am following both blogs now.
    Mme Samm, I would love to have the Girl fabric. I have two young granddaughters and they would love this fabric.
    Thank you

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  180. I'm already a follower of Sew We Quilt. I'm really enjoying all the tutorials and being introduced to the different blogs.

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win. My sponcor is Clover & Violet.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  181. I'm a new follower of Lynne's blog.

    Thanks for a chance to win. My sponcors are Clover & Violet.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  182. I love this tutorial! The pillow is so pretty and a great project for fat quarters. I hardly know what to do with those things. I wish I could join the quilt-a-long...then again I wish there were more than 24 hours in the day too. Actually I need that...do you?? :)

    I'm a follower of Lynn's blog and of course here too!

    Jen or Jennifer M. :D

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  183. I love the cute pillow tutorial! Thank you!
    Cuddle fabrics would be wonderful to play with!

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  184. I follow you both and I would love the ibaza. Thanks.

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  185. I'm already a follower of Lynne's. I may start Lynne's quilt along. I have a couple a quilts I need to finish from previous quilt alongs, so I haven't wanted to start anymore quilt alongs until they are done.

    So hard to pick between both Cuddle fabrics but I would go with the Toy Chest Cuddle. Thanks for the giveaway!


    Melissa @ Happy Quilting is my sponsor

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  186. Lovely colors.Did I see in there a doll???I sew think that was a hint LOL.Oh Samm you know me with dolls,Im being so patient,but I cant wait anymore HA! (just sayin)

    Great Giveaway!

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  187. Lynne,
    I really like your paint chip color coordinating. I also really like the pillow you made...great job.

    If I were to win, I'd be happy with either fabric :)

    Thanks Shannon Fabrics...what a fun opportunity!

    And Thank you Samm for doing such a great job!!! Very impressive :)

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  188. I love this dead simple quilt, I think I am going to have to give it a try. I am now a follower of Lynne. Thank you for the tutorial and the giveaway.

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  189. I love this dead simple quilted pillow. I think I may have to give it a try. Thank you for the tutorial and thanks for the giveaway. Either fabric would be great.

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  190. Love the pillow! I am a follower here and Lynne. I signed up with Why Knot Quilt.

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  191. I am already a follower of Lynne's blog and hope to participate in the Dead Simple Quilt Along. LOVE the pillow!
    I'd love the BOY plush fabric. I have a few baby quilts to make and that would be fabulous backing.
    Thanks!

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  192. ah,
    I had to giggle the whole time reading this post, and I coudn't answer my husands questions WHY I'm giggeling (the children are all sleeping right now, thank God...), because I immediately started to think about wchich fabric to use to make that lovely pillowcase...

    I woul love to win the girls backing, this is AWESOME!

    Greetings,
    Tina

    PS I follow both of you ;-)

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  193. I've been following along with Lynne for quite some time now and have almost been sucked into her dead simple quilt along... it looks like so much fun. And ohhh yes I would adore some Ibiza Cuddle -- is that raised soft fluffiness? Amazing!!

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  194. Lynne always amazes me in her creativity yet easy instructions!

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