Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My first blog - day 3 - It's time for a giveaway!

It's day 3 of my blog already and it's time for a giveaway, don't you think? Plus, I'd like to introduce my online store, Possum Blossom Patchwork.

I make die-cut paper pieces for English paper piecing. You know, hexagons, triangles, diamonds and the like. I make them from paper, card, freezer paper, whatever you like. Die-cut paper pieces are a cost-effective and time-saving option.

I also have an electronic cutter which allows me to custom-make any shape in any size, so if you don't see what you need in my store, just email me and ask.

I'm located in Sydney, Australia but international orders are no problem at all. If you prefer to order through Ebay or Etsy, I can handle that too.

That's enough about me, let's get to the giveaway. I'm not exactly sure if there's a right way to do this so I'm going to keep it simple.

Basically, each night for the next 10 nights starting tomorrow night (28/07/11 Sydney time) I'll draw a name. Each winner can select any two packs of die-cut or e-cut paper pieces or card pieces from my store (100 pieces per pack, you choose the shape/size). Open to everyone including international. Free shipping included.

1. Visit my online store and have a look around.
2. Post a comment on this blog saying which two shapes/sizes you'd like to win (either a pack each of 2 items, or 2 packs of one item).
3. For an additional entry, post a separate comment telling me which shape/size you'd like me to make and add to my store. (Be creative! Set me a challenge!)
4. And if you want to follow my blog, mention that too for a third entry.

Names/comments will be placed in a box and one will be drawn at random each night. Non-winning names will remain in the box until the end of the giveaway, so if you write a comment before the first draw that means you'll get 10 chances to win. Or 20 chances. Or 30 chances.

Oh, and remember to tell me how to contact you. If I can't contact you, I'll draw another name at the end of the giveaway.

Good luck!

P.S. Is there anything I've forgotten to mention? If so, email me.

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Winner 1 - 28/07/11 - Linda from Perth, Australia
Winner 2 - 29/07/11 - Mommarock from Texas, USA
Winner 3 - 30/07/11 - Janet from Canada
Winner 4 - 31/07/11 - Amanda from Surry, UK
Winner 5 - 01/08/11 - QuiltKitty from Perth, Australia
Winner 6 - 02/08/11 - QuiltKitty again!
Winner 7 - CatsWhiskers from London, UK
Winner 8 - Paul from Ohio, US
Winner 9 - Liz from Canberra, Australia
Winner 10 - Anita from California, USA
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All existing entries (except tonight's winning entry) are staying in the box for tomorrow night's draw and all subsequent draws, and entries from new people are welcome.

163 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogland Joanne! I have been lucky to receive your hexie papers in the hexie swap. It's great that you make them in freezer paper too, hadn't seen that before. If I had to chose papers, would have to be hexies, but I wouldn't mind trying triangles?

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  2. My suggestion for another shape would be dresden plate wedges> I don't think I saw them on your site.

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  3. Hi Joanne, I really like the paper hexie shapes, I think they are 1"? Very handy for the hexie flower swap:) I thought I would like the card better but I found that I liked the paper ones.
    Congratulations on your new blog- here's to many posts and lots of fun. Hugs, Sandy.

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  4. Of course, I have to be one of your followers!!!:0)

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  5. Just visited your site. I think I'd like half hexies and triangles

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  6. I'm not so sure about curved templates, Joanne, would something like drunkards path or winding ways work as a paper pieced design? Otherwise, apple core or tumbler?

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  7. I already loooove your store - as you know hehe and as always would love two packs of the half inch hexies :)

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  8. i would LOOOOOVE to see both octagons (smallish ones and chubby dresdens - they look like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/47557085@N00/5621371554/in/faves-dreamfctry/ i would definitely stock right up on those two because they are just soooo hard to find!!!!

    You should be able to contact me but just in case, you can contact me through my blog...www.dreamfctry.blogspot.com

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  9. I feel so slack! Nearly two years of blogging and no giveaway and here you are at 3 posts!!
    Now what shapes would I like?
    1/2" hexagons! I made a few of those the other week and I love that size
    and then I'd probably say triangles because I want to have a play with triangles and hexagons (already got some 1" hexagon papers).

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  10. Hi Bek, nice to hear from you. What a coincidence, I just started making 1" and 2" octagons last week! I just haven't put the ads on the website yet. And I can custom-make dresdens when you need them.

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  11. I wonder if you could paper piece a tessellated jigsaw puzzle type piece....

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  12. I'd like 2 packs of the 1" hexagons as I think I'd like to try hexagon flowers.

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  13. Of course I'd like to be in this giveaway!! I'd probably go with the usual hexis as I seem to use them all the time!!

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  14. And octagons would be good, I have another project on the go using them. They go with really small squares - do you have them as well?

    I've also tried to follow your blog but it just gives me a page of text so will keep trying (but you know I've been following you for years anyway!! LOL)

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  15. I would like the 1" hexagons as I would like to try the flowers.

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  16. Hi, Joanne! Wow! I wish I knew about your freezer paper hexies befor I cut out about 200 of them ... By hand!

    I would love some clamshell freezer paper templates. Especially if I don't have to cut them myself!

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  17. Hi!
    Of course, I am a follower!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Take care, Leslie

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  18. Hi! If I won, I'd appreciate the 1 inch diamonds and triangles to try something new!
    Thanks for the giveaway,
    Take care, Leslie

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  19. Hi!
    How about thinking about clamshells and a wavy diamond shape to go between the clamshells if they were laid on the sides, curves looking at each other!
    There is a pattern out there, I'll forward it to you later...
    Thanks for the givewaway!
    Take care, Leslie

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  20. I already have some of your hexi papers for the hexi flower swap! I would get some diamonds for sure!

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  21. I would go for some apple core shapes if you made them!

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  22. Paper pieces, what a great idea,
    No more cutting and cutting and still not having quilt the right shape.size

    I really like the long hexgons and the 60 triangles

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  23. I would love to win 2 packs of the 1" hexagons. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  24. I would like to see some tumblers :)

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  25. What a good idea. If I'd known abut this before I started some English piecing perhaps my templates wouldn't have been wonky! I'd go for the 1inch and 2inch hexagons I think.

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  26. Cool! I would choose 1 pack of 1" hexagons and 1 pack of 1.5" diamonds.

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  27. How about adding 3/4" hexies?

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  28. I just found your blog and love your hexies!! I would like the two smallest size hexies or diamonds. Your hexies are amazing :)

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  29. Oh, I checked out your flickr photos and am amazed at all the sketching you're doing. Are all your hexies EPP and hand stitched? It looks like your seams are pressed open. Any hints you can provide would be great. Thanks!

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  30. Decisions, decisions....I think I would choose diamonds and maybe the triangles.. :)

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  31. I've recently gone hexie crazy so I'd choose the 1.5" hexies and 1.5" triangles.

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  32. What about doing apple cores?

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  33. I'm a follower now :) I'm really glad I found your blog through the Flickr group

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  34. Joanne--Welcome to blog land. thank you for your generosity in having a giveaway plus how you helped us all out(on the forum) when we started the hexis.

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  35. I would like to suggest dresden plate,I picked some up at a craft fair and have not seen any since.Also hearts.
    I could do with some hexis and triangles 1"

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  36. I would like two packs of the 1 inch paper hexie papers. I go through them at a great rate. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  37. You have many choices in your store, but how about bigger hexagons, 3 inch and 4 inch.

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  38. Oh I love you!! I'm a newbie to the world of quilting and so badly want to make hexies but all. that. cutting. I'd have 2x 1" hexagons!

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  39. I would love a pack of the 1 1/2 inch hexagons and a pack of 1 inch hexagons! Good luck with your new blog!

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  40. The only thing I could think of is maybe more hexagons. You already have quite a variety...you could see what new trends appear on the quilt blogs, and then add more.

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  41. I don't know if these would even work (again, newbie!) but what about stars?

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  42. Oh, and am following you now too :)

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  43. I'm not too bright - I never considered have hexies! That's what I want to win!

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  44. Love your blog and your shop! Way to go!

    My ideas...

    Crescents? Hearts? Ovals? Circles? Trapezoids? Christmas Trees?

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  45. I'm a follower. Congrats on the new blog.

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  46. Welcome to blog land. I would love 2inch hexi's.

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  47. Following the your blog now. Thank you!

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  48. How about apple cores? That's something I've been wanting to try.

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  49. I'm with marina i would like to see a dresdan plate cut out. Glood luck with your blog

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  50. I'd say the 1/2" hexes and either 1", 1 1/2" or 2" hexes.

    Thank you!

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  51. Hi Joanne, just blogged about you - http://quiltjane.blogspot.com/2011/07/lucky-find.html
    I would like to see jewel shape dies in your shop. You match them with hexies to make a star shape.

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  52. I've never tried paper piecing. So, this will be a first for me. I think I would like to try something a bit bigger than I've noticed above because it seems as if it would be easier. Therefore, I choose the 2 inch half hexagon and the 2 inch hexagon. Thank you for having such a nice giveaway! :)

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  53. I am printing the 1 inch hexies in a paper and cut it by my own.. I would love to win 2 packs of the 1 inch hexies :D more easier :D
    Thanks for a chance to win!!!

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  54. I am a new follower
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Linda
    homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  55. I would LOVE 13/16ths and 1 " Hexies.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Linda
    homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  56. I also think 3/4" hexies would be a nice addition.
    Thanks
    Linda
    homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com

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  57. I would probably get the diamonds but I would need to verify if they are right for lone stars. I need the trapezoid type I think. I am having a love affair with Lone stars right now.

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  58. Why, add 8 point (trapezoid) diamonds if you don't have them. ( I am new to EPP and am still trying to figure out the whole correct diamond to use thing.) Then next you need to add dresdens.

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  59. I am very very happy to have found your blog and next week I will be blogging about you. How about that? :)

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  60. Welcome Joanne to the wonderful world of blogging!
    I would love some triangles and diamonds in either the 1.5 or 2in sizes if I was lucky enough to win. Thankyou for the opportunity, not only to enter this fabulous giveaway, but also to get the opportunity to meet you!

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  61. Welcome to Blog land Joanne. I have never done paper piecing so would love to win some and see if I like it. Hexagons would be my first choice maybe the 2" to get me started, the 1" ones worry me LOL.

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  62. Hello Joanne -- I read about your blog in a QuiltJane posting. The hexagons pictures were so gorgeous, I can't wait to try! Thanks for the chance --

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  63. I am already addicted to hexagon and long hecagons
    Gina

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  64. my suggestion is for new shapes of dresden and variations of,
    gina

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  65. i am your new happy follower
    gina

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  66. I would use the 1 inch triangle and the half hexagon shape to make a spiders web effect.

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  67. what about clamshell and circles

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  68. I am now a follower of your blog. Love the fussy cut hexies at the end

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  69. I like the Arched hexagon - it reminds me of a cup cake, and 2" hexagons...not brave enough to try the 1" ....yet!

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  70. I'm a flower....oops follower!

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  71. Chubby dresden for me too - it's so cute!

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  72. I'm just starting EPP - I'd choose the long hexagons and the equilateral triangles

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  73. How about tumblers/dresden plate spokes?

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  74. Gill, you just scraped in! I'm putting the names in the box right now.

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  75. I just checked out your shop, how did you come up with the name Possum Blossom? I've never tried diamonds and long hexagons, they look interesting.

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  76. I'm a new Follower, neat that you've got so many so soon. I think you hit on a popular past time.

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  77. I had a hard time choosing from all the templates. I think I'd pick the 2" diamonds - I've always wanted to make a lone star or Bethlehem star quilt.

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  78. I'm a new follower. I was sent here by Samelia's Mum. Thanks for the chance.

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  79. Congrats to you Joanne, on your new blog. Quilt Jane sent me, I'm a new follower. What a nice giveaway.

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  80. How do you think arcs and the pieces for double wedding ring quilts would go for paper piecing?

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  81. Great selection of paper piecing choices. Hexigons would be my choice, 1 inch per side.(is that how you measure them?) Glad I found you blog, I seam to be a Hexi-holic, lately. Thanks for the chance.

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  82. I think clamshell or applecore. Thanks again for the wonderful giveaway.

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  83. Cool Giveaway Idea! Wish I had seen it earlier...

    I like the hexagons and diamonds.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  84. great giveaway! i'd choose 1/2 and 1 inch hexagons.
    thanks!

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  85. As far as an idea for something to add, I would suggest you add combination packs. It would be easy to do, you already have the shapes and sizes you have, adding the ability for a customer to choose a half pack (50 pcs) of one shape and a half pack (50 pcs) of another. You could call them "Sampler Packs".

    Again, Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  86. I am now Following your blog...

    Once Again, Thanks for the chance to win!
    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  87. i'm a new follower. thanks!

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  88. I would love to win the 2" Equilateral triangle and the 1 1/2" diamond.. how cool is this!!

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  89. I am following your blog.. so glad I found it!

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  90. I would love it if you added Dresden Plate. Those wedges are SO difficult to get just right.. So hard.. Also Wedding Ring.. That is a lot of different pieces, but once you get a ring correct.. WOW!

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  91. I would love to have the hexagons and the long hexagons.

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  92. How about an Apple Core? The die cuts are also a great idea. Good luck with the store.

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  93. I am a new follower - I would love some 1" Hexagons !!!!

    Enjoyed browsing through your store :)

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  94. I too would like to see some Apple Core's ;)

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  95. I came from Want I, Need it, Quilt! I'd like to try the 1 1/2" triangles and 1 1/2" half hexagon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. I'd like stars in various sizes. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Welcome Joanne, great idea. I would pick a pack of hexies & diamonds, size I'm not too sure yet. Fingers crossed! Tracee xx

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  98. I would love to do a wedding ring quilt so those shapes to make perfect circles would be great. Tracee xx

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  99. I purchased a half done grandmother's flower garden (umm 20 years ago), and have been intimidated by it. I'd like 2 pkgs of 1" hexies to "try" to finish it...maybe, or maybe something easier to start. Scares me to even think about it!

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  100. I would like the pieces that make a star with the hexagon in the center (the star points are diamonds with the end that attaches to the hexagon cut off. Maybe you already have this, but I didn't see them.

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  101. Mrs. Joanne, cannot wait to see what we hear about what goes on in your world. Paper-piecing is definitely on my list of things to try. I would like to try the hexagons and diamonds, although you may have a better suggestion for a beginner!

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  102. The comment above is me. Do not know enough about paper piecing to suggest a shape, but I love anything with hearts.
    kmrel4@gmail.com

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  103. Hi Joanne, I would love to win hexies and diamonds that would be suitable for Lynne and Gayle's hexalong. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. Hi! I would love a pack of 1" hexies and 1" half hexies.

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  105. I would also like papers for that shape that is a hybrid of a hexie and a diamond, at the 1" size. I think it's called a petal?

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  106. And I follow your blog now. :)

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  107. Welcome Possum. I'm strictly a two pack 1" hexagon entry from Inchy Hexagon Swap

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  108. Your'e the creative person, not me, so I leave it up to you to design interesting shapes or combinations for paper piecing.

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  109. This is the cut-off point for entries for draw 2.

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  110. I am a new follower. Cute die cuts!

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  111. I would choose a pack of 1" hexagons or a pack of 1.5" diamonds -- Great Etsy shop!

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  112. I'd like to see 5" Drunkards path die cuts!

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  113. Jumping right into blogging aren't you? Welcome! I'd want to win some 2" diamonds (I've never worked with diamonds, partially because I'm afraid of messing up the angles) and 1.5" hexagons (I've been making a Grandmother's Flower Garden Hexagon quilt for YEARS now).

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  114. I'd love to see some die cut apple cores - is that even possible? I want to make an apple core quilt, but I'm afraid of messing up the cutting part.

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  115. I am a new follower...thanks for the chance to win

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  116. I would like to see the dresden plate die cuts

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  117. If I was so lucky to win, I would like 1.5 hexagons and 2 inch half hexies..thanks again

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  118. If I won I would like 1" hexies and 1" diamond
    Have seen a quilt with diamons to connect the hexi flowers together ..would like to try it.

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  119. I would like to see flowers.

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  120. I would like hexagons if I won. two packs of the same shape

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  121. New Follower. I am really looking forward to following your blog. Welcome to blog world!
    I love what you are doing. I like the hexies and diamonds. I would love you to make pumpkins or something halloween.

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  122. I'd like to have a play with 2 packs of the 1" x 1.5" long hexagon please.

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  123. A building blocks or baby blocks quilt is on my to do list so how about templates for the diamond blocks?

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  124. Papers for Hexagons (have to figure out the size) to match those already using -- and diamonds.

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  125. Congratulations on your new adventure-blogging!! I would love to win two packs of one inch hexies! Thanks for the chance. gougeonathome@charter.net

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  126. This is the cut-off point for entries for draw 3.

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  127. I've been wanting to try hexagons and just haven't taken the plunge yet. A 2 pack of the 1" hexagons would seal the deal, don't you think?

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  128. I've always wanted to make an Escher style repeat pattern quilt. I imagine it would be the right kind of thing for patterns such as the type you create. Perhaps I'm wrong. I'm new to quilting so I could be way out to lunch.

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  129. This is the cut-off point for entries for draw 4.

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  130. This is the cut-off point for entries for draw 5.

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  131. I am a hexie addict as well and used some of your 1" hexi papers when I started so I would love some more and maybe some smaller ones!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. This was the cut-off point for entries for draw 6. Also for draw 7.

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  134. This is the cut-off point for draw 8.

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  135. New to paper piecing, hexagons are what I want to try!

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  136. This is the cut-off point for draw 9.

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  137. Hexagons pretty please - or diamonds - would be great to try. Thanks pbpatch!

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