Wednesday, January 18, 2012

No More Tracing for Hand Embroidery!!

Hey ya'll!
I'm here to tell you about a fantastic product
that changed my hand embroidery life.
I almost gave up on hand embroidery
because of all the tracing I had to do.
With Transfer Eze....
no more tracing!!
Below is my Buttercream Summer quilt
that has been almost totally done with this.
 Transfer Eze paper is a paper backed with plastic.
You put it in the paper tray of your copier
and run your design off onto it.
(Or take it to a copier, or you can scan it into your computer)


Peel off the back plastic....
The paper will be very sticky.
Then put it right onto your fabric,
pressing it down good with your hands,
especially the corners...
Now sew right through it like you would normally hand embroidery...
If you have applique pieces like the basket here,
you can either applique it first,
or do as I did and just put the paper right over it and do a blanket stitch.
Saving a lot of work.
Here is the embroidered piece that is going in all of the corners of Buttercream Summer
You can see the Transer Eze is still on it.
Once you are finished embroidering,
cut out all of the big sections that has no embroidery on it...


Now take your piece and rinse it for five minutes....
All of the paper and black will disappear!!

Here is a pic of the border that is going on all 4 sides of the above quilt....
This stuff is nothing short of amazing.
All except three blocks in this quilt was made with it.
For the first three blocks I hadn't heard of it....
Otherwise the whole thing would have been done with it.
If you would like to order some of this paper
it is available  for 10 sheets at $15.00
or
 30 sheets for $40.00


If you would like to order this Block of the Month
you can go to our website at: The Scrappy Appleyard

It is also available in a second colorway called Parisian Summer.
(Pinks, Greens, Lavenders and Blues)
The best way to see this colorway is to go to my blog  Here.
If you put "Parisian Summer into the Search Box,
all of the posts will come up about it.

Here's a peak....
True Friendship Never Ends

I'm going to give away one pack of 10 sheets.
Make sure to leave a comment to enter.
You can qualify a second time by becoming a follower
over here at my Blog!!
If you already are one, leave an extra comment letting me know.

Good Luck!

Thank you so much Madam Samm for inviting me to come over and play at your blog
today!
I appreciate you more than you know!!

With Love and Affection....

P.S. Sorry for some of the picture qualities! We had tornado warnings here today....which did nothing for the lighting in the house!

143 comments:

  1. Ooh, would love to try that out!

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  2. Just started following your blog too

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  3. Very intriguing! I'd love to try this product.

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  4. I would love to try that. Hadn't heard of it and I've always a bit of a hard time tracing patterns.
    Thank you for explaining and a chance to win

    Dutch hug

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  5. Just last night I was starting a piece and wishing I had something like this! I sure would like to try it out! Thanks, John'aLee and Madam Samm.

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  6. I have become a follower of yours, John'aLee.

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  7. I've used a sort of wash away for embroidery - but I had to draw the pattern on it - I love the copier/printer idea much better

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  8. Iwould love to try this product.

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  9. Seems so helpfull, I would like to try!

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  10. Oh Wow.... what an awesome product. I have to get my hands on this. I will see if I can get it in Australia.
    Thanks for the chance to win some.
    Debra

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  11. I signed up to receive your blog via email. I would love to try some of this out. I am an old needlework designer & teacher who is now quilting and finding that I want a little handwork to do again (without the pressure of designing it myself). This stuff looks verrry interesting.

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  12. Would love to try that! I hate having to stick my pattern and fabric to the window!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  13. I already follow John'alee .... and your stitching is exquisite. Hugs

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  14. That looks brilliant, would love to have a go with it.

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  15. I've never heard of Transfer Eze before. I'd love to give it a try. Thanks for showing it to us.

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  16. I've been following your blog for quite a while now but when I checked I wasn't there. So now I have officially signed up.

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  17. This looks like it is too good to be true! It's like magic! Would love to try this out. Thanks for the idea and the opportunity to win.

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  18. I have to get some of this. That stuff looks wonderful to use.

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  19. Wow, I've never heard of this but it sounds really handy! Someone was very clever when they came up with this.

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  20. Would love to give it a try. Thank's

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  21. I'm a follower of Scrappy appleyard.

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  22. Good morning JohnALee, wow, now this one tool I had no idea about either..How easy is that ...I cn think of uite. Few who would love this...love this jilt by the way....sew striking

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  23. Oh wow I would love to try this transfer Ez.....I am doing a quilt now called Birds of a Feather and I wonder if it would be great for that...I love the quilt it is gorgeous...

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  24. Oh I have been a follower of yours for a long time now and just love your blog, fabrics and patterns

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  25. Love following your blog Johnalee!

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  26. Would love to try this transfer product on a new quilt I'm sewing. Thanks for he intro to this super time saver!!

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  27. I'd love to try this too - yep, the tracing gets to me! I love that quilt so much, John'aLee!

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  28. What an awesome product! This will make stitching so much better. Some fabrics are just so difficult to trace on. Thanks for an opportunity to win a package. Have an awesome day!

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  29. Hand embroidery work look really great.It look so awesome.It is so simple look but stylist.

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  30. That is so lovely! I would be happy to try it! Thank you.

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  31. Great idea--thanks for sharing!! Love your embroidery!

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  32. Since I'm an embroidery addict I need to check this out...the tracing is so time consuming! I'm definitely a follower and love your Buttercream pattern. :) blessings, marlene

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  33. Of course I want a chance!! Blessings

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  34. This is such a great Tutorial! Wish we could buiy this here in Holland! But maybe i can win this time LOL! I am following you too on your blog. Thank John'aLee for showing us this lovely product!

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  35. That is an amazing product! I've been hesitant to try some of the lovely patterns I've seen on blogs as transfering the pattern doesn't work well for me....this should make it sew easy! Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Hi I am a follower now. Your blog looks like fun. I would love to try the tranfer eze.

    cathy
    cbrirish@hotmail.com

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  37. This looks wonderful! I need to put it on my wishlist.

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  38. Oh, wow. I'm going to have to look into this since the sole reason I picked up embroidery again after years of none is because of your quilt design and the mad desire to make it. :)

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  39. Now this is something I would love to try. Boy would my hubby love this as he is the one doing all my tracing because of my crazy eyesite! Thanks for letting us know abouth this product!

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  40. Hi John'aLee. I was the lucky one who won your giveaway of your gorgeous quilt, Buttercream Summer. So far I have two blocks done! I would love to use this Transfer Eze product. Thanks for all your inspiration and the great giveaway.

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  41. I hate tracing. This sounds great.

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  42. I have been a follower for quite awhile now. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. How cool is that! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I just saw that recently show up at the lqs but was not sure how it worked, thanks for the tut and chance to win :)

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  45. I will have to try this. It sounds amazing.

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  46. This is very interesting! Does it move and shift while you are working with it? I would like to give it a try if it doesn't.

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  47. Oh How I'd love to win this. Thank You for the tutorial. Carolyn
    cncsmith2@yahoo.com

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  48. I would love to try some Transfer Eze! I'm sure it would make my embroidery easier. Right now I use a sunny window and washable ink. Thanks!

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  49. What beautiful embroidery, not just the design, but it's so well done. I've never seen this product, please include me in this give-away. Maybe my embroidery quilt will get pulled out of the box and finished this year!

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  50. What beautiful embroidery, not just the design, but it's so well done. I've never seen this product, please include me in this give-away. Maybe my embroidery quilt will get pulled out of the box and finished this year!

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  51. I'm a follower of your blog, The Scrappy Appleyard! Thanks!

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  52. I hate to trace embroidery designs. This product sounds like it was made just for me.

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  53. I'm a follower and I also subscribe to your updates by email.

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  54. That is an amazing product! Thanks for showing us this!

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  55. I'm just relearning embroidery because I have an appliqué top that needs some bits added to it. This looks like a wonderful way to mark the patterns.

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  56. I know all about those tornado warnings!! We had some terrible storms yesterday which kept me off the computer! Oh, how I LOVE this product. I am just now getting back into embroidery and this will be such a big help in reducing the part of embroidery that is NOT fun! If I don't win some here I'll most definitely be ordering some from you my friend! You know I think you're the BEST!!
    Blessings from your friend
    Gmama Jane

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  57. I am already a follower at The Scrappy Appleyard!

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  58. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  59. Wow! I'm a beginner to hand embroidery and love these larger, intricate designs but the idea of tracing them has popped into my mind. This product would be so great!

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  60. Your work is just beautiful Johna'Lee. I love the border and can tell this product has great potential for easing the process!

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  61. I've followed the Scrappy Appleyard's blog for several months. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.

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  62. Oh I hope I win!!! I have the perfect project already lined up.... hint, hint!!!!

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  63. I too would love to give this product a try!! Thanks for the chance!
    Paulette

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  64. Of course I follow your blog!! Your tutorial was fantastic...and your stitchery is exquisite!!
    Thanks again for the chance to win this Transfer Eze!!
    Paulette

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  65. GREAT product -- I definitely will give this a try!!! : )

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  66. Sounds great - would love to try some of this!

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  67. Interesting! I don't do a lot of hand embroidery anymore...too time consuming but I sure will look into this - maybe win some!
    Thanks
    Linda

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  68. Wow! What beautiful work. I found you through Sew We Quilt and am so glad I did. I'll be heading over to your blog to start following you. I would to love to win the Transfer Eze! Thanks for a chance.

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  69. I'm now following your blog! 8-)

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  70. Wow that stuff is amazing. I hate transferring designs and this makes it so easy. I am going to pop over to your blog to start following.
    Thanks

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  71. Would love to try out this transfer paper.

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  72. I joined your blog.

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  73. I'm already a follower. That's how I found out about your post on Transfer Eze. Thank you for sharing.

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  74. What amazng stuff. I bet it would be usefull for FMQ as well. I'd love to try some.

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  75. I'm now a follower of the Scrappy Apple blog as well.

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  76. What a cool idea! Thanks for the lesson...and thanks for the chance to win.

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  77. This looks as though it could be the answer to my prayers. I have a tremor, so have not been able to trace patterns very well. I need to buy some of this. Thank you for the lesson.

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  78. That product sounds just wonderful!!! :)

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  79. I am pleased to say that I already follow Scrappy Appleyard, too. :)

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  80. OMG! That is wonderful, I hate tracing! Would love to try that out.

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  81. This looks like an amazing product. I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  82. wow that is pretty neat thanks for sharing!

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  83. I would love to try the tsansfer eze!

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  84. HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING@

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  85. Sounds and looks brilliant. Would love to try it.

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  86. NEAT! I'D LIKE TO TRY THIS!
    THANK YOU FOR A GIVEAWAY TOO!

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  87. I've never heard of this until today. This takes the intimidation out of starting embroidery! I'm hesitant to spend money though without trying a couple out first. Thank you for a chance to win a pack!

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  88. I'm a new follower of your blog! :-)

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  89. What an amazing product! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  90. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

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  91. I love this tool. It would be a great asset. thanks for sharing and for letting us know where to get it.

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  92. I love Transfer Eze and thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity. I do a lot of embroidery now. Judy C

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  93. I am a faithful and devoted follower on your blog and on this one. Thank you for this opportunity. Judy C

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  94. I love this idea and would love to try it. I love hand embroidery and always dislike the tracing step, but this looks like a real simple way to do it.
    Thanks .
    cheers
    maggie

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  95. Wow. This is an awesome looking product. That's one of the reasons I stopped doing hand embroidery years ago. I hated the transfer process. One of my boys has a fiancee that loves doing cross stitch and hand embroidery. I wonder if she knows about this product. She would love this I'm sure.

    Thank you for the heads up about such a great time saving product.

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  96. It`s incredible and looks great.I`d love to try it.

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  97. I`m a follower.Thanks for the chance!

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  98. love this - can't want to try it. Thanks for a chance to win - laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  99. p.s. I'm a follower of yours also :)

    laurie

    llsbaskets@comcast.net

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  100. Tansfer-Ez What a great idea. Wish I had known about it last year when I was doing so much applique and embroidery. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. What a great product. I'd love to give it a try.

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  102. I have heard great things about this product. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. Thanks for the opportunity. The tracing is the difficult part for me so would like to try this paper. I follow.

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  104. Blogspot must be having troubles today...!! I did go the the Scrappyappleyard and though I "joined" on her site, the site is not showing up in Reader. Plus, when I tried to comment it just went blank. Transfer Eze sounds like a wonderful product; I love learning about new things to make my sewing/quilting more fun. By the way, Quilt n Queen commented that her blog is messed up, too; I tried to encourage her by leaving a comment but found that her site wouldn't load, either...hence, my note that blogspot is haywire today!!!

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  105. What an interesting product. Thanks for telling us about it.

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  106. Oh, yes....I'm already a follower of your blog, John'aLee

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  107. Very interesting product. How does it hold up in the hoop? I would love to give it a try.

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  108. I love this product and use it all the time, works like a dream.

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  109. This looks great. I would love to win some to try.

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  110. I'm already a follower of yours, JohnALee.

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  111. I've followed the butter creme summer quilt's progreas. It's yummy!

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  112. I love this tut....I think this is the greatest thing for hand embroidery...,I am going to have to purchase it....

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  113. I've never heard of this product. It looks like a great time saver!

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  114. Isnt it wonderful to live in an era where we have so many new inventions to make art and crafting so much easier! I would love to win this. Thank you very much.

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  115. I would love that - I am determined to improve my embroidery this year and that looks like it would help a lot.

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  116. This would be great...I think this would modivate me to try embroidering on a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  117. I would love to try it. Thank you for this wonderful give away!

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  118. I am a follower. Thank you so much for a chance to win!

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  119. I am a follower of your blog:)

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  120. It would be so amazing to try this. What a time saver it would be.

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  121. I spend way too much time tracing embroidery patterns and would love to try this.

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  122. I've had an itch to try some embroidery for quite a while. Not having to trace would definitely help me get started. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  123. I might actually try my hand at embroidery again if I use that stuff. I hated all the tracing. cool stuff.

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  124. Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great product.

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  125. All I can say is WOW. I need this stuff. Thanks.

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  126. The last 3 days I have searched and searched for sheets like these! Thank you for posting I knew they were out there just didnt know the name or where to get them.
    I am thrilled that I found your blog!

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