Friday, March 8, 2013

Blog Hop Party and Giveaway!

Edit: My weekly feature, Sunday's Summary will be back next week after the hop! 

I haven't had a giveaway on my blog for some time so I thought that this would be a good time. I joined the Beat the Winter Blues ~ Quilter's Blog Hop Party over at Quilting Gallery. There you can find a list of participants. 
On my last week's Sunday's Summary I showed a little pincushion that I made to adhere to the side of my machine. 

I made it from left over HST from my Giraffe Love baby quilt. It is only 1 1/2" square. I love having it on the side of my machine...a new favorite notion! 
So I made a few more for you!
I will be giving away 2 of these mini pincushions to 2 winners (design...my choice.) I promise that some goodies will also be included. The 1st winner will be chosen by Mr. Random Generator and is open to all. The 2nd winner will be limited to my Google Friends Connect (GFC) followers (also chosen by Mr. Random Generator.)
 Here are the rules:
1. Please only one comment per person. 
2. Tell me your favorite quilting notion.
3. If you are a GFC follower (new or old), tell me in your comment. 
4. If you are a no reply blogger, please leave your email in your comment.
5. I will pick the winners sometime on March 15th. 
Note: the pincushions are stuffed with a combination of crushed walnut shells and polyester fiberfill.
Good Luck and enjoy the Hop!

125 comments:

  1. Am I the first? Yay - I love being your GFC follower and adore your mini pin cushions!!! Thank you for the chance! My fav notion would have to be teh most used one - my Clover seam ripper :)

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  2. Super cute! They are so tiny, and still they line up perfectly!

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  3. Hmmm, My faveorite notion... I would have to say scissors, especially my little yellow ones. :)

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  4. I love my needle threader. These old eyes can't see the needle eye very well anymore.

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  5. Very cute pin cushion. I am a follower. Thanks

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  6. Way too cute!
    My absolute favourite notion has got to be my spring loaded scissors, they are awesome! I follow through GFC, too:)
    Thank you for the chance

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  7. Those are super cute and so clever. I am a follow of yours.

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  8. My rotary cutter is my favorite, could never go back to cutting without it!

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  9. Love your teeny pin cushions.
    Fav notion? Right now it's my design wall..... is that a notion?
    2nd fav is my magnetic pin holder for when I use lots of pins.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  10. My Olfa rotary cutter is my favorite notion. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. Oh those are so cute! I am a happy follower. My very favorite notion is my thread snips~ they seem to be in my hands all the time. Thanks for the fun!

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  12. I think it's my rotary cutter. Boring, but true. :)

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  13. I'm a GFC follower(old)
    I'd have to choose my seam ripper because I use it so much!!

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  14. Love the pincushions. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on a great draw. My favourite notion is my seam ripper....lol.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  15. I already follow you :) I like my Bloc Loc for making HSTs... gotta have it... and my Accuquilt for hexies :) amateurquilter at gmail

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  16. Sweet pincushions! I am a follower now, even though I already thought I was. I have you on my side bar but must not ever hit the follower button. My favorite notion, could not live without my rotary cutter.

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  17. Those pin cushions are adorable. New follower.

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  18. Sorry I forgot to say my favorite notion is my rotary cutter and straight edge.

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  19. OMG - they are the cutest little pin cushions! My favourite thing are my little snippers! Can't live without them :) I'm participating in the hop too so feel free to hop over!

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  20. And I'm now a follower with GFC

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  21. I am a GFC follower. I saw your little pincushion the other day and thought it was such a GREAT idea. Thanks for the chance to win. Favorite notion would be a rotary cutter though pincushion(S) would be second!

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  22. My rotary cutter! Cute pincushions - I love to keep one beside each sewing machine (have several vintage Singers in my sewing room) so this is a great giveaway!

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  23. I'm a GFC follower of your blog. Sweet little pincushions! My favorite notion is my 1/4-in foot.

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  24. Been following you for a while. Rotary cutter is my favorite!!

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  25. Such cute little pin cushions. My favourite is my rotary cutter - so much faster than using scissors!

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  26. Those pincushions are cute! My favorite notion is my rotary cutter.

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  27. My GO! Baby fabric cutter! I am a new follower thru GFC! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. What a fantastic idea, I love it! That's the perfect place for a pincushion. I've heard people say and I agree, why didn't I think of that? I'm a happy follower through GFC. I would say my 1/4 inch ft is my favorite notion, with my rotary cutter coming up second. Thanks for the generous giveaway. ;-> Toni Anne

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  29. favourite notion would have to be Wonder Clips... they are great! And I am a GFC follower :)

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  30. My favourite sewing notion is a pin cushion. True story!! I got sick of being stuck by pins as I tried to get them out of the box and then inspiration struck and I started using pin cushions. One for the side of the machine would be perfect!

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  31. I haven't come accross your blog before. I can't do withoug my cutting mat, rotary cutter and rulers, they're my most important tools.
    I like your mini pincushions, they're real cuties. Do you have a tutorial on them?
    Thanks for the chance!

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  32. I am a GFC follower of your blog. Your little pincushions are so cute, I just love pincushions. I would not be a quilter today if it wasn't for my rotary cutter. How did we get by without them.

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  33. Love your pincushion. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. What would I do without it.

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  34. I love really skinny glass head pins, a mini pincushion for the side of my sewing machine would be great to stick them in.

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  35. My favorite notion is one of my newest: iron off chalk.

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  36. I am already a follower :) very cute. Thanks for a chance! Janita

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  37. favorite notion... A new blade on my rotary cutter! Thanks for a chance :) very cute! Janita

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  38. i am a follower. If i don't win would you please, please, please tell me how to adjust the pincushion on you machine? I just love this one. Never seen it in Holland before...

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  39. New GFC follower named gibberish
    What a great idea your mini pincushion is - will be stealing er borrowing that idea. Thanks!
    My favorite quilting notion is my rotary cutter - couldn't live without it!
    bandkgram (at) hotmail (dot) ca

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  40. I'm a follower on GFC. My favorite notion is a seam ripper. I go frogging alot...ripit, ripit, ripit!! Thanks sew much for this chance to win one of your cute pin cushions. :-D

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  41. I'm a new GFC follower. If I didn't have a rotary cutter, I wouldn't make as many quilts as I have. Your pin cushions are cute. You have a machine like mine.

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  42. My favorite is the Rotary cutter!! Thanks for the great giveaway. The pin cushion is so cute.

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  43. I am a new follower and I love the pincushions. I have a brand new machine as of yesterday and this would be perfect. My favorite notion is my collection of rulers for my rotary cutter. I couldn't live without them!

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  44. I'm a new follower. I love your sweet little pincushions. I like my rotary cutter, but I probably use my seam ripper more.

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  45. I have to say my favorite notion is my rotary cutter! Those pin cushions are adorable.

    I follow on gfc too.

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  46. These are adorable!! My favorite notion are these little bird embroidery scissors i got from my mother.

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  47. I'm your follower by GFC, Thanks!

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  48. I love my rottery cutter, can't live without it :)

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  49. I love my rulers :D
    I am a follower too. :D

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  50. I have a quilting hoop that I am desperate to try... And I think it might end up being my favourite!

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  51. I am a follower. I couldn't get along without my rotary cutter and mat.

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  52. The rotary cutter is my favorite tool although today I think I will use my magnifier more than any tool. Love these blog hops and glad you joined. mschindlerstar@gmail.com

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  53. I love the Hera Marker. It´s really helping out when I´m handquilting!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  54. My favorite notion is my mini applique scissors, I use them all the time. What cute pin cushions and I love your butterfly pins!!

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  55. I love my walking foot. I should have bought one years ago!

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  56. Hmm...I guess the seam ripper, sadly. It's nice to know that mistakes can be fixed though. I love the idea of a little pincushion on the machine...I don't have a pincushion yet and have been thinking it would just get lost.

    And I'm a new follower!

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  57. They are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. Notion: rick rack, new follower on GFC, tried to set up a blog but to confused so I just stopped trying.
    Thanks for being part of the fun blog hop. Lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  59. I have a love hate relationship with my seam ripper!

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  60. Super cute pincushions! I love my rotary cutter!

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  61. When my vision gets a bit blurry at the machine, I sit back and reach for my favorite notion: Werther's Butterscotch. Love your giveaway!

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  62. I don't know if it is my favourite, but my most useful notion is my seam ripper! I have three, and I'm ready to try more out. The pincushions are so cute, thanks for the give away.

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  63. I love my rotary cutter. Thank you for the great giveaway. The pincushions are so adorable!

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  64. Hi, Dawn! I am in the Chicagoland area too! Where are you? I am in Crest Hill by Joliet. How did you get your cutie patootie pin cushion attached to your sewing machine?

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  65. Those are so cute. I really like the idea of usingnthosenlittle leftovers!

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  66. I love my rottary cutter. I follow with GFC/reader

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  67. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter. Thank

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  68. These little pin cushions are so adorable.
    I would be lost without my rotary cutter.

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  69. I've been a follower for a while. I LOVE pin cushions. Every year our guild does something with pin cushions and we share patterns all the time. There are some neat ones out there, including your minis. Soooo cute! Drop by Prairie Cottage Corner when you have a chance and chat a while. Thanks for letting us visit.

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  70. I am a GFC follower . My favourite notion would have to be my reading glasses otherwise I could not do too much.:) and I love thread heaven for keeping my threads usable.

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  71. Those little pin cushions are adorable! My fave notion is probably my rulers and rotary cutter. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. Quilting gloves are the best for me! Great blog...

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  73. Thank you for the chance and thank you for participating in the hop. My needle threader. priceless

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  74. I got a rottary cutter and self healing cutting mat for Christmas and I don't know how I ever created without them.

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  75. Favorite notion is my leather thimble. I am a new follower!

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  76. Those are too cute!
    Favorite quilting notion? Would have to me my rotary cutter along with the mat and rulers.

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  77. my kai scissors a gift from my husband

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  78. Those are so cute.

    I could not live without my rotary cutter.

    Am a new follower via GFC

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  79. Wow what a cute lil' cushion! My fave notion is my 1/4 ruler - makes hst's a snap! I'm a new follower, thanks!

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  80. I have a really sharp seam ripper that I love (not love to use it though!) I am a follower.

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  81. Rotary cutter and mat........these are the best! Thanks for a fun giveaway!

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  82. My favourite quilting notion would have to be my rotary cutter. I can't imagine cutting everything with scissors as they did many years ago.

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  83. Rotary Cutter and the seam ripper!~

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  84. The notions I cannot live without-my rotary cutters & rulers!

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  85. My favorite notion is my ripper, which helps me make things right!

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  86. I'm a new follower. Following by email. My favorite notion. Is this tiny little seam ripper that came included with my Babylock machine. It is super duper sharp.

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  87. What cute pin cushions!! I love my rotary cutter! I'd lost without it! Thanks for a chance to win! :) I'm already a follower via gfc! :)

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  88. My favorite is my easy angle ruler and because my husband made it for me, my seam ripper......

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  89. I find myself wishing I had a pincushion on my machine all the time! These are great!!! Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

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  90. My favorite is my sewing machine. My husband spoiled me and that machine does everything. Don't tell him but I can't figure out half of what it does. 3bakergirlsgo@gmail.com

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  91. I goggled you. Gotta check up on you. Your mini pinchusions are so cute tha you just gotta have one for yourself. I need my rotary cutter and my thread cutter. Just makes my quilting life more fun and less stressful. Thank you for being a part of this Blog Hop and by putting a smile on our face when we all see these mini pinchusions.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net
    Sonora, CA

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  92. I suppose it is my rotary cutter, when I first started quilting I used scissors and that was hard!
    New follower on GFC!

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  93. I love my wonder clips, they are making binding easier and neater

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  94. I too, cannot do without my rotary cutter! I can't imagine cutting all of the pieces with scissors! I am a follower on GFC.

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  95. I love my bias tape maker. I love that you can load it and it will make and iron perfect bias every time. I love that it is a press and go and that it makes it so quickly.

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  96. I've become a follower......and my favorite quilters tool is my stiletto! Thank you for being part of this blog hop

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  97. I hate to say it but, my stitch ripper is a must.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  98. I'm a new follower....
    My favorite notion is my leather thimble I use for hand applique.
    Thanks for the chance to win one of your mini pin cushions.

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  99. my favorite would be my Martelli's rotary cutter,,, best buy ever... saves me from sore shoulder and arm after cutting out my quilts...

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  100. My favourite (or least favourite, depending on how you look at it) is my seam ripper.
    I follow via GFC.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  101. Such cute pincushions! My favorite notion is the Frixion pen.

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  102. Rollschneider und Lineal sind unersetzlich ;-)

    Grüße aus Deutschland
    Marion

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  103. I am a new follower and my favorite notion is the Fons and Porter binding tool. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  104. My favorite notion would be my embroidery scissors that are
    shaped like the Eiffel Tower. I am a follower by GFC & e-mail.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  105. gfc follower: nicolesender
    My favorite quilting notion is my mother's thimble.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  106. I'm already a follower, thru GFC :)

    Favorite tool...rotary cutter for sure...but seam ripper is probably used more!!! lol lol lol

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  107. Hi Dawn, love those little pincushions. The one thing I need a lot is seam ripper. Hate to say it but I use it more than anything else.
    I am a new follower also. Thanks for being part of the Hop.

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  108. I love my rulers and follow you thru GFC

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  109. I am a new follower. My favorite notion is my Bloc Loc for making HSTs. Yay! amateurquilter at gmail

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  110. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter....use it a lot!

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  111. thank you for this chance. I am follower from Italy. hugs

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  112. Those little pincushions are so cute. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. With mat and rulers of course.

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  113. Rotary cutter. Love my magnetic pin holder. I am a new follower! Your mine pin cushions are adorable!

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  114. Aren't those pin cushions the cutest ... good idea to attach to your machine in a handy spot..
    Best tools - seam ripper & rotary cutter..
    Thanks for the nice giveaway..
    MaryLou
    Fun4Me1249@aol.com

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