Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Very Berry I Love Liberty Giveaway!

I have a lovely giveaway treat today!  Ali from Very Berry Handmade has a bundle of 20 prints, each measuring 9x12" for one lucky winner.  You can see them in the pic below, all folded, ready and waiting!   I have known Ali a while now, she is a lovely, generous person with great integrity and she puts a lot of work into her family and her website,  so I thought I would find out a little more about her Folksy shop and why she decided to specialise in Liberty lawn.
Why did you decide to specialise in Liberty Lawn?
I started with Liberty mostly because I am addicted to it myself. I love the colours, the feel of the lawn, how wonderful it is to sew with, and that there's always such a lovely variety and imagination in the style of the prints themselves But I was also prompted by my own frustration that it is so expensive to buy in metre lengths. Quilters and accessories designers (like me!) need lots of small amounts of prints that work together, so I thought, with the aid of my trusty rotary cutter and cutting mat, that I could help a bit with that!  I also wanted to start small (and stay!) small, so working with a specific line of fabrics seemed sensible.
What are you aiming for with your shop?
I aim provide small quantities of Liberty tana lawn to make it more affordable for people who want to buy small amounts of lots of different prints. I put together my own (approx) Fat 16th bundles of prints that I think work together, but buyers also have the opportunity to put together their own bundles. I've only really been in business for a few months and am still building up my stocks, and at present I don't buy fabric in huge quantities because I want to make sure there's lots of variety for regular customers, but if someone needs a larger cut, then they should definitely get in touch to see what I can do. Although I try to ring the changes, there will always be some of my favourite prints (like Mitsi and Sophie's Blossom) and some of the classic prints that people associate with Liberty (like Pelagia and Ianthe) available.   In addition to the bundles I also sell patchwork packs of 4" and 5" squares, and try to keep a good variety there too, as well as single pieces of a print, scrap bags and colour bundles. 
Liberty has global popularity and it can be hard to find in some countries.   Do you sell internationally?
I do and I also try and ensure that all my customers pay no more than they need to in postage costs, and am happy to put together custom bundles for overseas buyers to make sure that they don't get overcharged by the slightly inflexible Folksy P&P charging system - people just need to contact me via Folksy or via email.
On your website there are lots of tutorials and project ideas.  Do you have any particularly for using  Liberty lawn?
I have collected many ideas for Liberty on a Liberty Inspiration Pinterest board as an easy place to keep them all stored and many of the tutorials on Very Berry Handmade work well with Liberty lawns.
What are you enjoying about running your Folksy Fabric Shop?
The biggest bonus is thatI get to work with loads of Liberty fabrics myself, there are always plenty to hand!
So to win this bundle of Loveliness you can:
1. Leave a comment saying what you like to make using Liberty- attach a link if you like, it can get added to Ali's Pinterest board!
2.  Have an extra entry if you 'Like' Ali's Very Berry Fabrics Facebook page
3. Have an extra entry if you follow me!
A possible 3 entries are available.  
All welcome including international.  I must be able to contact you and find your email address- if you are no-reply blogger or have no email in your profile please leave it in your comment like this:   kerrykit(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk
Entries close Monday 24th September 6.00am GMT
Good luck, it is the most fabulous bundle to win!  And if you really can't wait you can buy single pieces of the prints from only £1.40 (my fav, Poppy and Daisy) in Ali's shop- cheaper than a takeout coffee and a lot longer lasting.
This giveaway is now closed.
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441 comments:

  1. I've liked Ali's Facebook page.

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  2. I'm also following Ali on Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Hmmmm...it seems my first comment didn't publish. What I wanted to say was thanks for such an interesting interview. I'm definately going to check out all of Ali's fab fabric.

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  4. The closet girlie girl in me is pining for a blouse made from Liberty.

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  5. Oh....and I am a follower.

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  6. Thanks for the interview with Ali - I'd love to make a table runner from Liberty fabrics!

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  7. I love Liberty fabric! One day I hope to make a version of the hexagon quilt that Fiona's making http://poppymakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/monday-fun.html (the fourth and fifth photos down) with Liberty and Oakshott but need to start building up my Liberty pieces first! I've made simple thread catchers with Liberty Lawn and they're really handy for putting on the arm of the settee when hand sewing http://www.flickr.com/photos/60493980@N08/7999667739/in/photostream

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  8. i've never had the chance to work with liberty fabrics and certainly would love to! i'd make some peter pan collars :)

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  9. Oooh, more lovely Liberty fabrics! I love tana lawn and would love more to add to my EPP star quilt I am very slowly piecing. Ali has the beginnings of it pinned already!

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  10. I want a Liberty linen pouch whee!

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  11. I just 'liked' Ali's facebook page as myself and my business. Ali is always very supportive of all my ventures so really happy to support her's!

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  12. And of course I follow you Kerry!

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  13. Oh and I've liked her fb page:)

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  14. And I'm following you too^^

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  15. I'd make a bag from the fabrics so I could touch them all the time and people wouldn't think i was wierd!

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  16. I'd make some thing for my little girl and her dolls

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  17. I already follow ali's page on facebook.

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  18. I follow your blog, I've previously made one of the bags you made for my daughter, the i-spy mini-tote and funnily enough got Ali from veryberry to make me a wallet using that material :o)

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  19. A lovely giveaway indeed! I would love to make a quilt for my mom. She is fantastically supportive and I would really love to make her something fabulous!

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  20. How much would I love to make a Union Jack quilt like this Liberty Jack by Janey Forgan.

    http://colettemoscrop.blogspot.co.uk/2010_04_01_archive.html

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  21. Gosh they are beautiful! I think I'd make a pretty hexie cushion with them.

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  22. I follow you...and Ali too :o)

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  23. I think they would be wonderful for a pretty purse.

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  24. Beautiful fabrics. I think they would make spectaculat looking pillows.

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  25. I've just made a reverse applique cushion using denim and Liberty http://www.knottedcotton.com/2012/09/i-liberty-and-blue-jeans.html I want to make another one!

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  26. Sou sua seguidora,amo seu blog e postagem.Obrigada esta é uma linda oferta.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  27. and I'm a follower of your lovely blog.

    Thanks for this giveaway.

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  28. I liked Ali's Facebook page. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  29. I already follow you. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  30. I am a follower of your amazing blog!

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  31. I like to make quilts using Liberty. Thanks for the chance.

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  32. I like Very Berry Fabrics on facebook.

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  33. I recently saw a red linen tote with liberty fabrics on flickr that I fell in love with. I would love to be able to make something like it.

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  34. Estou fazendo uma réplica de colcha que minha tia-avó fez anos atrás,em epp,e essa maravilha de tecido iria acrescentar valores emocionais a ela.Obrigada por tão generosa oferta.PS:Esta minha tia-avó se chamava,GENEROSA,carinhosamente chamada de vó GENÊ.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

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  35. Having never touched any actual liberty fabric I am not sure what I would do. It's gorgeous to look at!

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  36. I've been collecting charm squares to make a large picnic blanket (if I can bear to put it on the ground remains to be seen)! Thanks for the chance!

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  37. I can totally see these prints in a picnic blanket. Thanks for the opportunity to win some!

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  38. I would make a Little Quilt of Love with the fabric, the tiny flowers are just right for a small quilt :-)

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  39. I just love the delicate look of their designs, I think they are classic that will endure.

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  40. I've never used Liberty prints before as they're a bit too pricey for my budget :( but I yearn to make a quilt from them.
    Bethany, sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  41. Oh, and I follow you!!
    Bethanym sweetbeebuzzingsATgmailDOTcom

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  42. Hi I love the design of this fabrics.

    Ale
    Costa Rica
    aleabarca612@gmail.com

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  43. Hi!!! Wonderful fabric for a give a way!!! I liked on VBH on Facebook!!!!

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  44. I would have to make a quilt or a couple of pillows!

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  45. I like to make little girl dresses out of liberty fabric!

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  46. I saw a really cute idea for a pillow. Little dresses (in a print), appliquéd on a light background...I forgot where. This fabric would be amazing to do that! Also, I never "win" at these give-away thingies AND my birthday is on the 25th (true, I swear), so I should really win.....

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  47. I've been following you for a long time! (Boy did that sound creepy....)

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  48. I would use them for a gathered clutch and maybe a purse too :)

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  49. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  50. I'd like to make a tunic.

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  51. Yummy! Just bought a pattern to make some slippers, they would look so cute in Liberty prints.

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  52. I like Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook.

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  53. OMG those Liberty prints as just too beautiful! I've never used lawn before, I don't have a specific project in mind...but I'm sure if I were to be the 'lucky winner' I'll make something great out of them. Thanks for the chance!

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  54. I always read your blog...but now I am a follower too!

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  55. Such a beautiful and generous giveaway! I have never had any Liberty fabric, but it sure is beautiful.

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  56. I liked Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook! Thanks!

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  57. I am a follower of yours, Kerry! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. I love ali's liberty fabrics !

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  59. With little scraps of liberty fabric I like to make myself a wrap bracelet so that I can gaze upon the fabric all day (there's a tutorial on my blog!) but if I was lucky enough to win this lovely bundle of Liberty I think I would make a lovely mini quilt to hang upon my wall!

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  60. And I'm a follower of yours :) x

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  61. Oh what gorgeous fabrics! I have yet to make anything using Liberty fabrics, but I did buy a mini bundle from Ali which arrived last week, so it won't be long until I break out the rotary cutter and get sewing :-)

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  62. And I follow your blog too :-)

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  63. I would love to make a quilt with this gorgeous fabric ... I love Liberty ... and I am a follower of your blog ... I'm not on FB so can't like VBH, but love her blog ... Bee xx

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  64. HI! SUCH A NEAT POST!
    FAB! FABRICS!
    I'D MAKE MY GRANDSON A NEW QUILT!
    THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  65. I drool looking at these prints!!! How I'd love to incorporate them into a quilt!

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  66. LIKE YOU ON FB!
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711336606

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  67. HAPPY FOLLOWING YOU VIA BLOGLOVIN'!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  68. I will make a beautiful quilt for my mum ;)

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  69. I want to use these much talked about fabrics so badly but have yet to make anything or even to buy any. This bundle would get me on my way. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  70. I follow the Facebook page

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  71. and I follow your blog, Kerry

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  72. Best. Giveaway. Ever! Thanks so much for your generosity, Kerry and Ali:)

    I've been participating in a Liberty charm swap for a few months now, so I'd love to share these with the group. As for me, once I clear a bunch of UFOs out of the way, I think I'd eventually like to modify Lizzy House's Colorist pattern and make a loop-type quilt with my charms -- that's a long way from now though, I think!

    Thanks again for a wonderful giveaway!

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  73. Oooh, I love Liberty lawn and have a little collection going on. Want to make a scrappy quilt once I get enough pieces and it will be for me!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. I liked Very Berry Handmade on Facebook.

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  75. And I follow your blog, Kerry -- thanks!:)

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  76. And, I follow your blog on my reader.

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  77. I follow Ali on FB and her blog already.

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  78. I'm going to follow your blog too :)

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  79. Iv'e just made a small, over the shoulder handbag from Liberty. Lawn

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  80. I would make a stamp quilt with this lovely line, so that each fabric comes out well and can be admired (o:

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  81. I would love to make some new cushion covers! thank you for the change! I love Liberty fabrics.

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  82. I liked Very Berry Fabrics on facebook :D

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  83. I am a follower of yours via my blogroll. That works best for me.

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  84. I have an epp grandmother's flower garden top that my mum started before I was born, using mostly liberty and laura ashley fabrics. Ever so often if I come across some liberty lawn I'll add a flower or two.

    Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway!

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  85. i am swooning over the lovely little fabrics! swooning...thanks for the chance. :)

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  86. for my second entry...i follow you! yay!

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  87. i just liked very berry handmade on facebook.

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  88. Liked Very Berry Handmade on FB.

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  89. I just got into making bags so I'd have to make a bag with that great fabric.

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  90. I just adore the feel of Liberty Lawn and would love to make something to wear . I think some summer shortie pyjamas would be an ideal project, though I'd probably end up wearing them in winter under lots of blankets.

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  91. Hi, what a great giveaway. If I were lucky enough to win I would make a retro flowers quilt - I have this idea...... a block of mini flowers in the middle and larger ones around the outside, all in Liberty....one day maybe.

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  92. I would make a patchwork Tova top :) WOOHOO!!

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  93. Great giveaway... And perfect for making these.

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  94. Tks for this lovely interview! If I won, I would make a MINI quilt, a cheerful one. How I love Liberty fabrics, but are oh so damn expensive! xx

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  95. Following you!!!! tks fr the chance! xx

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  96. I have liked Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook x

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  97. Hey, I liked the Very Berry Fabric on FB, too, just like everyone else, I gues :) Her page is also lovely, I found the Fabric Shops Guide very usefull! Thanks for the opportunity. Z

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  98. I haven't used Liberty fabrics but love the new Bloomsbury range.

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  99. I would definitely make something patchwork-y. I just love how the layout can best show the fabric.

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  100. I'd love to do an EPP pillow.

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  101. I'd love to make a Tova tunic!

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  102. Oh LOVE Liberty! Picked up a bargain remnant on holiday this summer! I'd love to make the Washi dress with some liberty:
    http://www.made-by-rae.com/washi/

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  103. I'd really like to make some clothing for me using Liberty - maybe a Tova Tank Top!

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  104. Already a follower! Thanks to you and Ali for a lovely giveaway! Jxo

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  105. I've just been and Liked Ali's Facebook page!

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  106. I believe I'd make a little quilt for my cousin's two year old! If I could resist from keeping it, that is...

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  107. I'm following your blog (via GFC)!

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  108. I really really want to make one of the hexie framed purses that Leila made a few months back. Perfect for showcasing the small scale Liberty prints.

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  109. I already follow Ali's blog but am off to find her on facebook right now! Then I may have to go shopping ;-)

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  110. I'm working on an EPP lap quilt with Liberty hexagons and solid stars and have appliqued hexagon Liberty flowers to some cheap Ikea pillow covers. I'd like to have enough to make proper pieced and quilted pillow covers, I think, snuggly and beautiful!

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  111. I'd like to say something more original but I'd really love to make a liberty patchwork quilt.

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  112. I'd like to make a really gorgeous bag from the Amy Butler blossom pattern x

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  113. I have recently returned to quilting after a very long break...and am finding it soooo calming in the midst of a chaotic life! I already like Ali's Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook, and now that I have found you, I am following you too!
    Jill x

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  114. I liked very berry on facebook...

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  115. I've been making patchwork make up bags for Christmas so I would use the fabrics for that.

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  116. and I would make a quilt out of Liberty fabrics!

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  117. I follow Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook :-)

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  118. I would love to make a blouse for myself. Thanks!

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  119. I recently used some Liberty prints in a quilt and I'd love to use some in another one! Thanks for the give away!

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  120. totally, completely gorgeous! i'd love to piece together some new pillows for my living room couch.

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  121. Have quite a large collection of 'vintage' Liberty prints - at least 10 years old and some older and have just started using them to make cushions and to decorate Kindle covers, etc

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  122. I loved making those mini Liberty Hexies, and I am planning more x

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  123. I 'like' Ali, and have already frequented her lovely shop x

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  125. I follow Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook

    dfne(at)peterjh(dot)wanadoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  126. I'm following your blog

    dfne(at)peterjh(dot)wanadoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  127. I'm trying to get the courage to cut my Liberty fabric to make a small quilt!

    dfne(at)peterjh(dot)wanadoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  128. Brilliant - Liberty print knickers i think! Sharon

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  129. Good for Ali, great ideas. Sadly I haven't used Liberty prints since the 70s but never say never.

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  130. And just been to FB to like Ali's shop.

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  131. I've never owned any liberty fabric but recently bought the liberty book of home sewing, which has loads of lovely projects.

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  132. such pretty fabrics! just right for a little applique work, or a mini quilt from the blog hop that just ended.

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  133. i did go over and like ali's fb page and left a comment.

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  134. i'm a follower! thzns for the extra entry.

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  135. I like to make anything and everything with Liberty!! It's so special it's lovely to do some EPP with it :)

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  136. Yay I am a follower of yours :) Super giveaway!!!

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  137. I'd like to amke either a Half square triangle quilt, or a quilt with small squares, all surrounded by white sashing so each print stood out.

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  138. I have liked Very Berry Fabrics on Facebook :)

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  139. I'd like to make a tote bag or a reversible applique heart denim pillow (both seen recently in blogland). Liberty has some wonderful prints - so lovely and feminine and I need a bit of 'girly' in my life so my fingers are crossed!

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  140. I'd like to drag out the old sewing machine and have a go at making some pyjamas for my newest little girl, Hollie who is 5 and a half months old. And if that goes well I'd like to make some pyjamas for a very good friend of mine Lisa Durbin at http://wittydomainname.blogspot.co.uk/

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  141. I love liberty prints! Am torn between making a mobile phone case first, or this: http://www.wowthankyou.co.uk/the-old-button/products/upcycled-denim-blue-flower-tote-bag-with-liberty-tana-lawn-print/ (I suspect the tote bag would win).

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  142. I already follow Ali's facebook page, and I now follow your blog as well xx

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  143. Thank you for a special give away! My mother loved Liberty and from her I learnt how wonderful they are! Perfect for clothing and lovely quilts! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  144. I hated Liberty until I turned 31... on that day I made my first order with Ali. Then another. Yesterday I bought a set of Liberty notebooks: this is getting bad! My plan is to make a scrappy light snuggle quilt (planning to back it with winsyette!) to get me through the winter, which is going to be a toughie. sarahbarrie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  145. Didn't even know there was a Facebook page, it is now officially liked! sarahbarrie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  146. I follow your RSS feed in Google Reader (don't have a blogspot blog so can't technically follow, but I do subscribe and hope that counts!) sarahbarrie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  147. I'd like to make a simple patchwork quilt - either square patches on their own or sashed with some neutral fabric. And if there were any scraps left, I'd combine them with linen for some zippy pouches.

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