Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SMS Giveaway Day!

For Sewmamasew's Giveaway Day I'm giving away a pattern for this truly scrappy quilt and three fat quarters to go with it. The quilt is called Supernova Leftovers and it will use up quite a bit of your stash in the making.
The quilt makes up to be 65" square and the blocks are 14" finished.

The blocks are foundation pieced (don't be scared it's easy!) and the centre circle is appliqued.

The fat quarters are three I've chosen from the Hope Chest range here which I think will go well in this quilt.
Just leave me a comment telling me your thoughts on foundation piecing. I know lots of people avoid the technique but it's my favourite and SEW easy!
I'm willing to ship overseas so go for it guys! I will be randomly choosing a winner on 7th December.
Good luck!
 
 
 

183 comments:

  1. Once I get myself orientated, I REALLY like foundation piecing...(should probably DO it more often!! ;-)

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  2. I recently started foundation piecing, and I love it! I'm looking to do a foundation piecing BOM next year to improve my skills. This pattern looks awesome!

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  3. I have done foundation piecing once. I thought it was fun. I have a project that I purchased as a kit that requires foundation piecing. On my to do list for 2013!!!

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  4. I learnt foundation piecing from a Carol Doak book, once I got my brain into gear I loved it. Once you start foundation piecing you start looking for blocks and quilts where you can use it, it makes complicated blocks easy to make.

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  5. I'm pretty new to quilting and I've never tried foundation piecing. That quilt is beautiful though so I'd love to give it a go! Thanks for the give away!

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  6. I enjoy foundation piecing. For tricking points and strange shapes, there's no better way to do them.

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  7. I really like the accuracy and the more intricate shapes i can manage with paper piecing, I use "Newsprint" paper and its really easy to remove

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  8. I want to learn more about quilting---ive done some paper piecing and improv. this pattern makes me think of the star of Bethlehem

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  9. My very first quilt was a paper pierced pattern from Quilters Newsletter - a sampler quilt of flowers and I still love it

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  10. I LOVE foundation piecing! I have made several quilted items this way, but never a whole quilt. I would love to give this pattern a try! :)

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  11. I'm doing quite alot of it right now. Love the great accuracy that you get from this tecnique.

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  12. I just haven't done a ton of foundation piecing. It's so pretty!

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  13. very pretty quilt! i have never even heard of foundation quilting, so i think i need to win this and start! thanks for the chance.

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  14. Lovely pattern and a great way to use scraps! I have just learned paperpiecing, and really enjoy it!

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  15. Just recently learned foundation piecing and I really enjoy it! Great use of scraps!

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  16. I have done a little bit of foundation piecing and want to learn more :) Thanks for the chance!

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  17. I like foundation piecing - would like to do more of it!

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  18. I would love to try a paper foundation pieced quilt!

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  19. I really love blocks done with Foundation Piecing, I'm not so good at actually doing it tho! I do okay until its triangular bits... I can never flip the triangle over and have it in the right place! I'd love to try that pattern though....

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  20. Precision is wonderful but I don't find it as relaxing as just sewing 1/4 inch seams.

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  21. I love the precision of foundation piecing. I also tried the method described on the November issue of the Quilter magazine by AQS and it is really great. You don't sew over the paper and can reuse the foundation as many time as you wish. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  22. what a lovely pattern I love to paper piece as it is so accurate

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  23. I love foundation piecing! A very accurate way to piece!I love to do miniatures!

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  24. OH, this is a great pattern! I love foundation piecing. Do it quite often. Yes, you have to peel all the papers off, which can be a pain (excpet that it's the perfect excuse for watching a movie), but it enables you to do things you never could do with traditional piecing.

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  25. I LOVE paper piecing, but I prefer the freezer paper method :)

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  26. I don't do enough foundation piecing, but I do enjoy it. Lots of sharp points, much easier to get right than trying to use templates.

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  27. What a fantastic quilt! I really enjoy paper piecing and would love to do this scrappy quilt...

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  28. Maybe having this in my ToDo pile will make me sew the border on my Mariners Compass that I started in class with you in Wagga. The foundation piecing went together really easily and my points have never looked so good. A good pair of pointy tweezers speeds up the paper removal at the points.

    Thank you

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  29. Enjoying learning to paper piece...love the points
    Judy

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  30. I've never tried it but I would like to learn

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  31. I've never tried, so I should!

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  32. What a wonderful giveaway! I just learned how to do foundation piecing this year and really love it! Thanks!

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  33. I love foundation piecing even when it is something as simple as a square in a square pattern!

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  34. Love the quilt! I use many techniques including foundation piecing when appropriate.

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  35. I've never tried it but this pattern makes me think I really should, it's beautiful!

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  36. Gorgeous quilt!!!! At first I detested foundation piecing! It drove me absolutely nuts! But after I did a few pieces, and after I got a few very helpful tools like an Add a Quarter Ruler, I came to love it. It's my favorite way to piece now. So precise, so easy...

    Thanks for the chance at this fun giveaway!

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  37. I'm actually working on a foundation pieced spiderweb right now. I'm loving it. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. I'd love to win the pattern.

    limor477 at aol dot com

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  38. This quilt is so beautiful! The pattern is fantastic and the colors of the fabric you used are perfect. I'm new to quilting and have done just a couple of quilts yet. This quilt is now on my to do list, and then I just have to learn how to foundation piece!

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  39. foundation piecing scares the bejesus out of me - but I need to learn and I need to stop being such a pussy...right?

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  40. Love the precision of foundation piecing and like the idea of using some of my stash. Thanks for the give away.

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  41. Foundation piecing takes all the stress of being accurate out of the equation. This is such a fabulous pattern and honestly, I'd love to be able to make the quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  42. I love to foundation piece, and I've been looking for a great pattern to use up all the tiny scraps I just cannot bear to part with, this looks perfect!:)

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  43. I love foundation piecing and love your pattern!

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  44. Lovely pattern - I have never tried foundation piecing, but this would be a fun one to start with. Merry Christmas!

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  45. Beautiful quilt! I've never tried foundation piecing, but I'd love to try it. :)

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  46. I'm a bit intimidated by foundation piecing, but I'd love to try!

    michaelacking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I have never done foundation piecing but I was attracted to your blog by the photo... so pretty. Taking a deep breath...count me in!

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  48. Love the accuracy of foundation paper peicing

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  49. Once I get the first seam, which I usually have to rip out 2-3 times, then my brain is thinking correctly and I can foundation piece. However, I can't let it sit too long or my brain reverts back and I have the ripper in my hand once again. Love the results!

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  50. I have only made one quilt in my life and have never tried foundation piecing. It definitely freaks me out! :)

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  51. I haven't tried it yet but it is the next thing I want to learn. This pattern is awesome!!

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  52. My favorite is foundation piecing - my mother doesn't understand why. This pattern is great - sure hope I win it.

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  53. I'm honestly not very familiar with foundation piecing. I've never use a quilt pattern before. Instead I've always made things up as I go along, but I'd like to try some new techniques and a pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I've never tried foundation piecing but I would really like to!

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  55. I am still intimidated by foundation piecing but love the results when I try it. Thanks for the giveawy chance.

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  57. I enjoy foundation piecing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  58. I've never tried it, but I would love to learn soon!

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  59. I have yet to try foundation piecing (I am only about a year old in my quilting experience) But that quilt is amazing!

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  60. I've been wanting to try foundation piecing!

    tanagriz at gmail dot com

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  61. Wow, that quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win.

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  62. that is a gorgeous quilt! and paper piecing is my FAVE! you can get complicated designs and precision too!

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  63. What a pretty quilt. I want to learn how to foundation piece in 2013. This would sure be a good start.
    kj_hahn(at)telus(dot)net

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  64. I've just started to paper-piece (but I have designed a pattern of my own too) and I'm really liking it. From time to time I do forget what I'm supposed to do and have to rip out a seam and resew but I love the possibilities it opens up. Now I want to get into New York Beauties and Mariner'sCompass blocks...and also some of the really complicated free ones I see on Pinterest. (I don't back stitch...just in case.)

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  65. I've never done foundation piecing, but willing to give it a try!

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  66. I love foundation piecing. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  67. I recently started foundation piecing and I love it! It seems very logical to my brain :)

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  68. Ohh Ive played a little bit and would love to make a full quilt, thanks for the chance in the giveaway! Would love to own this pattern !

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  69. I love foundation piecing and I seriously need to use up scraps!

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  70. Great pattern!
    I've only done a little foundation piecing but I'd like to try this!

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  71. That is just GORGEOUS!! I haven't done foundation piecing, but would love to learn!

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  72. I just tried foundation piecing this year. I am not great at it yet, but it was a lot easier than I thought. This quilt is amaZing! (the capital z was a slip, but then again it is amaZing with a capital "z" bear with me, I am a little slap happy right now).

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  73. The pattern is so beautiful. I have a try a PP before. I am still new to it.

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  74. I like to create my own foundation piecing patterns

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  75. I am new to quilting and have yet to try foundation piecing yet

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  76. I've done a fair bit of foundation paper piecing this year, but would love to master it! Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  77. Foundation piecing is great - the only way to attempt a gorgeous quilt like that!

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  78. I just started doing foundation piecing and i am slowly getting the hang of it.

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  79. I have not done it yet, but this quilt is to die for.May need to start learning.

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  80. Love the design - guess I will have to learn foundation piecing in 2013

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  81. I have never tried it before but now I am thinking I should.
    Thanks for such a great giveaway.
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

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  82. I love the accuracy of paper piecing. I'm not afraid. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  83. Quilting is a newer form of sewing for me so I don't really know what foundation piecing is but I love learning and this quilt is beautiful!

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  84. I'm with you!!! Foundation quilting is the only way to go on intricate designs. I love it. And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new quilt pattern.

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  85. I've only paper pieced (once). I don't think that is the same thing though. I am willing to give any technique a try. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  86. Actually, I'm just starting another FPP project, and I'm enjoying being back into the rhythm of it. Love your design! Gosh, it would be a great way to use up leftovers. Thanks for the chance to win, especially being way overseas from you!

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  87. I've never tried foundation piecing. But reading so much lately about how it really isn't that hard or complicated, I know I should just try it. Thanks for the chance to win

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  88. This is beautiful! I haven't tried foundation piecing either, like many others here in the comments.

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  89. I've never done it but want to try -- thank you!

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  90. Foundation piecing is so helpful for intricate designs. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  91. I've wanted to try foundation piecing!!

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  92. This is one gorgeous quilt! I do not think I have ever done foundation piecing, but you say it is easy....(she said hopefully....)

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  93. I've only done string quilt foundation piecing but I LOVE it, so easy!

    erikawithak.vintage at gmail.com

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  94. Not sure how I feel about foundation piecing but...the quilt here...has inspired me to master foundation piecing and love it!!! I need something like this to use up quite a bit of scraps.

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  95. I love foundation piecing! It allows you to do complicated designs in a really simple way. It reminds me of the paint-by-number pages we used to do as kids :)

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  96. I found foundation piecing to be really nice and intuitive. Foundation *paper* piecing I found to be much more difficult at first and only because of the paper printing part. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. I love foundation piecing! I'm new to it but I think it is the BEST - you can make such precise designs so easily! Thanks for the chance I would love to win!

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  98. What I've done, I've enjoyed, although I don't like removing the paper!

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  99. Foundation piecing is a great help making sure I stay where I need to in piecing and not having to redo a million times.

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  100. I love foundation piecing! Thanks for the chance!

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  101. I've tried foundation piecing on paper, and the blocks turn out really precise. But I haven't got much practic with it.

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  102. Foundation peicing is great once you get the hang of it I think

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  103. I just tried it for the first time with Tula Pink's Space Dust pattern and I really enjoyed it!

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  104. I love it! I had a great time to the NY Beauty QAL. I seem to have much accuracy. I love the pattern. Thanks for the chance.

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  106. I've never actually tried foundation piecing, but it sounds fun to learn. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. Gorgeous quilt pattern! I've just started foundation piecing and am hooked! Thanks so much for the fabulous giveaway!

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  108. I enjoy it, but I haven't done it much. I've mostly done paper piecing, and I admit that I'm not 100% sure of the difference.

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  109. I love foundation piecing. I really like how precise my points can get.

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  110. Foundation pieced blocks are beautiful. I love the precision and finished product. However, I don't like the fabric waste. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  111. I really can't comment on foundation piecing because I haven't done it....but I would sure like to try!

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  112. i love foundation piecing - makes everything much more precise. thanks for the giveaway!

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  113. I just learned paper piecing and really enjoy it.
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  114. I have never tried paper piecing. I would like to but haven't tried yet.

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  115. Haen't tried foundation piecing yet - I've just conquered paper piecing so one technique at a time for me. Can't wait to try though :) Great giveaway - fingers crossed!

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  117. I love foundation piecing, the technique can make your work come together so accurately. The giveaway pattern is a beautiful design. Thank you so much for your inspiration.

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  118. I have not tried it yet, I am scared. But if I win I will promise I will try it. vivian

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  119. I know lots of people avoid the technique but it's my favourite and SEW easy! I have never heard about it.. MMMmmmm

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  120. I have never tried paper piecing, but I`m willing to try.

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  121. I am not sure what foundation piecing is. I guess I need to do a google search

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  122. I am new to quilting. I tried foundation piecing and LOVE it! I"ve heard some ladies say they hate it, but I really don't know why???

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  123. Ok...I don't know what foundation piecing is, so I don't know how to answer. But, I always love to learn new techniques. :)

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  124. I have done it in the past but plan to do more foundation and paper piecing this year.
    Thanks for the giveaway and please enter mine.

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  125. I haven't tried any paper peicing yet. Would love to try it out.

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  126. my quilting goal this year, learn to foundation piece. Not a fan yet, love the quilt pattern. Thanks.

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  127. I only did hexagons once and really got hooked! I'm looking forward to learning foundation piece! Thanks

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  128. I have only done foundation Scrappy strips, but I love the way this pattern looks! Not to mention a great opportunity to use scraps!

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  129. Haha I only started quilting a couple of months ago so far matching seams has been my most difficult technique. This quilt is amazing though perhaps in a few years when I have honed my skills a little.

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  130. I haven't tried this yet, but it's calling to me--I can see how easy it might make things.

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  131. I love foundation and paper piecing. This is an awesome pattern!

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  132. I have just finished my noodle box that Chris taught at the Galong Patchwork Weekend and I am now hooked onto my second one and cannot wait to start the new pattern that I am getting for christmas from my children done by Chris so thankyou once again Chris for a great project. Lesley Dopson

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  133. I loe the perfect points you get from foundation piecing! This looks like a great pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  134. I love the looks of this and would love to give it a try. Thanks

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  135. i have just started foundation piecing and i love
    it! it is very "discipline"! haha!

    i would love to have some fat quarters~

    audrey_jiajia@msn.com

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  136. I am a new quilter and really want to try foundation piecing. The fabric and pattern are beautiful! Thank you!
    anglanouette(at)gmail(dot)com

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  137. i would love to try foundation piecing

    thanks for the giveaway

    radiyas(at)gmail(dot)com

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  138. I have never done a foundation pieced item it is my goal for this next year.

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  139. Never done one but I'm always willing to try. Would have to if I won this beautiful pattern!!
    wrbontrager@verizon.net

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  140. Beautiful! Thanks for a great giveaway~!

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  141. I love foundation piecing. It's the only way that I seem to be able to get a perfect point. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  142. I like simple foundation piecing, but haven't tried anything that's actually supposed to look precise.

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  143. I've never tried foundation piecing but I've always wanted to.

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  144. I love the finished look of FP blocks. They look so sharp. Thanks for the opportunity on the draw. Merry Christmas to you.
    bonnielarson58(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. I like foundation piecing but it takes so much time - I'd rather fussy cut from a freezer paper template.

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  146. I am new to the quilting world, I have only been doing it a couple year and I have never heard of foundation piecing :) eatkin85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  147. I'm pretty new to quilting so I don't quite know what in the world you are talking about hehehe

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  148. i have never tried it, but am game to something new

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  149. I am still fairly a newbie in quilting. But I want to learn how to do it all. I think this is a very beautiful quilt ...
    conn_and_vans_mom@yahoo.com

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  150. I haven't tried it before I just did some English Paper Piecing is it similiar?

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  151. Lovely quilts! I have to admit my ignorance about foundation as it relates to quilting.

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  152. Ah, I saw another blog where the blogger said she was starting her Supernova-and I wondered what the pattern looked like. Now I see and I LOVE it!!!! I have only done a very little foundation piecing, but I would love to do more! This pattern is definitely on my wishlist now!

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  153. I've never tried foundation piecing. I'd like to learn how to do this technique.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  154. I've done some foundation piecing and I like it but it's not my favourite technique.

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  155. I'd love to learn how to do foundation piecing !

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  156. I would love to learn how to do it! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  157. I confess, I am one of those that has avoided it :( Foundation and paper piecing intimidate me! I have been trying to get up the nerve :) Thanks for the giveaway! I promise, if I win, I'll try it :) Merry Christmas :)

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  158. Have hardly done any foundation piecing but I can see how it would be nice.

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  159. I haven't tried foundation piecing yet but I'd love to! :) Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! Happy Holidays to You! :)

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  160. I personally like foundation piecing. I feel like I get things a little more accurate with this process!

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  161. I love foundation piecing- no difficult cutting, just sew and go :D And my seams never match unless I use paper anyway.

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  162. i have not yet tried foundation piecing but i would like to.

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  163. I'm a beginner and haven't tried FP yet. But I love this quilt design! Thanks for the chance to win

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  164. I have not tried foundation piecing yet. But I love learning new things. Thanks for the giveaway!

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  165. I like foundation piecing too, for the control it offers, especially with little pieces and for getting sharp points and seams that match, but I hate removing the papers afterward.

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  166. I like foundation piecing - I expected it to be really tricky but once I got my head around it it was a dream - I'd never get such accurate points any other way!

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  167. I've only tried it once, but I liked it. Thanks for the chance to win! That's a beautiful quilt!

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  168. I was asked before what i would like to achieve sewing wise next year and foundation piecing is it. I have a couple of quilt tops to finish and then I'm going to take a little time, have DH look after the children and sit down and master it. I have it in my head, now i just need to do it a few times to get used to it!

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  169. I am new to quilting and need to try this! thank you!

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  170. Beautiful design! I like paper piecing well enough to make paper pieced designs now and then. I do find it takes more time than regular piecing but the accurate results are worth it in a complex pattern and especially with skinny points.

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  171. I've never tried foundation piecing ... but accurate points are a constant issue, so I'll have to give it a go!

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  172. I've never tried foundation piecing, but I'm keen to give it a try!

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  173. I like foundation piecing, but it's still hard for me to do.

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  174. Holy moley, I love that quilt! As for foundation piecing, it's my favorite way to piece. I enjoy it like crazy and once I felt I had the hang of it, it just was the only way I wanted to deal with points and corners and narrow strips, etc.

    thanks for the chance to win.

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  175. Wow what a lovely pattern! I have to try paper/foundation piecing because it is so incredibly accurate ... those points will never get buried in a seam like many a flying goose without its beak! Thanks for the give-away, the fabrics are delightful too (I've bookmarked your blog for sure!). Cheers, Diana

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  176. I've done a little bit of foundation piecing and I liked it. I haven't done anything too complex yet, though. I think that quilt is amazing!

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  177. i have done mostly only simple 9 patch

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