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Win a copy of Torie Jayne’s Stylish Home Sewing

I’m delighted to be taking part in a blog tour today for Torie Jayne’s Stylish Home Sewing book. I’ve been a fan of Torie Jayne’s blog for a long time so I knew her book would be full of beautiful and stylish items to make.

Torie-Jaynes-Stylish-Home-Sewing-coverThis book does not disappoint. It contains over 35 projects to make your home beautiful. The projects are fresh, are co-ordinated in Torie’s trademark pastel colours, and definitely reflect her style which shines through on her blog. As you would expect from a book published by CICO Books, the projects are really well laid out with clear instructions and artwork.

Each chapter is centred on a space in your home, from the entrance hall to the kitchen, the living and laundry rooms, the bedroom and the garden. The projects are lovely and it’s refreshing to seem some great new to me crafts, from a bread bag and utensil holder to a padded headboard and a polka-dot tool belt. I’ve already made the sweet lavender tags and I’ve added a few projects to my wish list as I love the sound of the square storage boxes made from fabric and the doily bunting would definitely brighten up the playhouse.

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Stylish Home Sewing by Torie Jayne, photography by Sussie Bell, published by CICO Books, rrp Β£14.99.


CICO Books have kindly offered me a copy of Torie Jayne’s Stylish Home Sewing to giveaway to a reader of the gingerbread house. For your chance to win please answer the question via the Rafflecopter widget and leave a blog comment below.

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The blog tour continues all week so do check out the other blogs below for more reviews of Torie Jayne’s Stylish Home Sewing book.

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    Tracy Nixon
    February 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

    I would love to make a patchwork Summer throw for my bed – from Cath Kidston fabrics!

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    Torie Jayne
    February 18, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Thanks Jenny for such a lovely review of my new book, your fabric tags look lovely x

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    Samantha R
    February 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I would love to have a go at patchwork

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    debbie smith
    February 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    hello there just discovered this blog fab by the way .
    id love to finish an embroidered tablecloth i’ve been doing like for a year and a half but i’m so impatient lol i usually leave it do something elses and then i keep coming back to it but its never ending lol ill finish eventually i hope x

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    February 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    I’d love to finish the quilt for my bed.

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    February 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I know it’s not sewing related (but I do that for my new business) but I would love to make one of those giant measuring rulers to record the boy’s heights on-they will probably be too big to want to do it by the time I get around to doing though! x

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    February 18, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    My hobby is crochet and knitting, so I’m making things all the time… never for myself though! I want to do myself a nice blanket for the sofa at some point πŸ™‚

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    Jackie Wicketts
    February 18, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    I want to recover a large bed settee with beautiful floral fabrics, and make roman blinds for my kitchen

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    Babs M
    February 18, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    I’d like to make a roman blind and also some nice cushions for my sofa.

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    February 18, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    I would love to make one of those big crochet pods for the childrens rooms

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    Sinead Dimmer
    February 18, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    some lovely cushions

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    Susan M
    February 18, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    I’d love to make loose covers for my favourite sofa. I really don’t want to get rid of it but the cover’s beyond help and the quotes I’ve had for new ones to be made are almost as much as a new sofa!

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    Rich Tyler
    February 18, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    A cushion for my little boy’s bedroom! πŸ™‚

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    Sarah Lambert
    February 19, 2015 at 12:58 am

    I’ve always wanted to start a patchwork quilt but I’ve never been brave enough to start one lol πŸ™‚

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    Claire Nutman
    February 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

    I,d love to make some vintage bunting for the garden and summerhouse x

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    Stephanie Whitehouse
    February 19, 2015 at 9:54 am

    A wall hanging of birch trees and birds

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    sharon mead
    February 19, 2015 at 10:39 am

    new kitchen curtains, thicker for winter

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    claire blaney
    February 19, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I would love to make a quilt so i can treasure it for ever

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    Jackie Chapman
    February 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love to make some personalised applique cushions. I haven’t attempted applique and would love to try it.

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    Rhi P
    February 19, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve been hand sewing a blue patchwork quilt on and off for years… now my son’s been born, I’d love to finally finish it for him (preferably before he grows up and leaves home. He’s only 2 months so I still have a chance!)

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    Tammy Tudor
    February 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    A homemade blanket that I had started a stitch design on but never finished

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    Samantha Trimby
    February 19, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Some new curtains for my bedroom!

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    Alison Johnson
    February 19, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    A throw for my bed, maybe patchwork

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    February 19, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I need new couch pillows.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    felicity smith
    February 19, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    some cushion covers

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    February 19, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    A quilt for my bed!

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    laura hadland
    February 19, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I’d love to finish the patchwork chaise cover I’ve started.

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    suzanne brzeski
    February 19, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    id love to make a patchwork blanket

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    Christine Constable
    February 19, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I started making a quilt when I was still at school. It’s almost finished, but not quite, so I’d really like to finish that.

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    Kat Lucas
    February 20, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I would love to make kitchen curtains

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    February 20, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I love this book!

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    Sarah Griffiths
    February 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    A new blind for my bedroom

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    Amy J
    February 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I’d love to make some cushion covers

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    February 21, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    A set of cushions

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    Kirsty Greer
    February 21, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    A quilt xx

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    elaine dale
    February 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    would love to make some curtains and matching cushion covers, if only I could sew lol

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    Maxine G
    February 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I’d love to have a go at making some blinds for the spare bedroom in a bold material

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    Kaci Soderstrom
    February 21, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I’d love to have a go at making anything for the home really. I’ve never really done much sewing besides making pillows and draft excluders.. but other than that I’m a novice. I’ve recently got back into knitting, but I’ve always wanted to do more sewing.. I think being able to sew your own clothes too would be really rewarding. But.. for the home.. I guess things like curtains would be really handy!

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    olga carpenter
    February 21, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    I would love to make cushions

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    Lucy Pasifull
    February 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Fabric boxes to store my sewing bits.

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    iain maciver
    February 21, 2015 at 8:06 pm


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    February 21, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I am covering a chair in the bedroom to match the curtains

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    February 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    A funky doorstop in the shape of an owl

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    February 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try patchwork πŸ™‚

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    Susan Hunt
    February 21, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    New curtains

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    Angela McDonald
    February 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make a patchwork quilt! Also a handmade apron!

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    Ann Williams
    February 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    I would love to make a patchwork of memories using ff cuts off fabrics used in garents over the years

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    Susie Wilkinson
    February 21, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve got a cross-stitch picture that I’m struggling with, so I keep doing others instead! It’s a gorgeous picture of a dragon, but it’s so intricate I just can’t find the time

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    laura stewart
    February 22, 2015 at 8:31 am

    i would like to make something for my daughter xx

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    Tracey Parker
    February 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I would like to make something for my nieces to treasure, then perhaps teach them to be crafty

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    February 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I’d like to have a go at making a window blind.

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    Lesley Bradley
    February 22, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    some big squashy cushions

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    Jessica Powell
    February 22, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Some curtains πŸ™‚

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    Hayley Lynch
    February 22, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I am a newbie to sewing so probably something simple like a peg bag

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    Janet T
    February 22, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Funnily enough I am making a quilt for my bed I am so excited about getting it finished.

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    Steve Weaver
    February 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    One of these days I’m going to finish off the board game table for the grandchildren, Snakes and Ladders contoured onto the table top!

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    Sandra Lane
    February 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    I’d love to make some cushion covers for the sofa.

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    Cath Joyce
    February 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    I would love to make some pretty bunting for the children’s bedrooms

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    Tim Woolfenden
    February 23, 2015 at 9:18 am

    ‘er indoors wants a crack at making cushions

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    Marie B
    February 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    I would love to make some pretty bespoke cushions for our living room

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    Emma Ellams
    February 23, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’d love to make a range of cushions

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    Eva Appleby
    February 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    A Rug for a child`s room

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    Charlotte Hood
    February 23, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I would love to make some curtains for the living room!

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    Lesley Bambridge
    February 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I would love to make cushions most of all. I love making things for the home and have made lots of tea cosies, table mats and runners etc. Thank you for the chance to win x

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    lucy higgins
    February 24, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    some cute little curtains for my kitchen window

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    Julie Savage
    February 25, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Crochet a massive afghan blanket for my sofa

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    Michelle Ferguson
    February 25, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    A lovely throw for my bed

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    debbie jackson
    February 27, 2015 at 6:32 am

    a cube stool for my daughters room so her friends have somewhere to sit when they come to play

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    Debbie Nichols
    February 27, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I have the materials and I have the cushions – I just need to find the time (and basic pattern) to make the covers.

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    Spencer Broadley
    February 27, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    A throwover for the sofa

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    February 28, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I want to recover a tubby armchair – I have the material and ready to get cracking

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    EJ Dunn
    March 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

    I would love to make some new curtains

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    Melanie C
    March 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I’d love to make a quilt too, I did start one last summer but never finished it

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    Karen Barrett
    March 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    I have made a throw, cushions and covered a lamp for my conservatory. I make different bunting throughout the year, I’m on with my felt chicks and bunnies at the moment

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    March 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I would love to make a patchwork quilt πŸ™‚

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    March 2, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    I would love to make an heirloom patchwork memory quilt

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    Angela Turley
    March 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Awesome blog – just discovered!!

    Would love to make my daughter a Wendy house table cloth for over my dining room table with windows, front door & a pile of flower cushions for inside!!! She loves tents and is always having tea parties under the table!!

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    clare davies
    March 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    a perfectly matched cushion cover for my odd shaped cushions that i love but getting a bit old x

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    Angela Wilcox
    March 2, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I would like to make some curtains

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    Donna Caldwell
    March 2, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    I’d love to recover a chair I have

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    Eileen Tingle
    March 2, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I’d like to make some nice embroidered chair arm cover for my 3 piece suite

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    ros bonner
    March 3, 2015 at 1:58 am

    I have 4 lots of curtain material . I would love to get these finished

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    Annmarie Jefferies
    March 3, 2015 at 7:43 am

    I would love to make a crochet throw

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    Wendy Guy
    March 3, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I started a patchwork cover when I was a teenager, many years ago, and I would love to have another go at this craft.

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    Caroline Blaza
    March 3, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I have only just bought a sewing machine so I’m still making very basic things. I would like to make a cushion.

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    Rebecca Whitby
    March 3, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I have seen the most adorable knitting pattern for a fox draught excluder – I just need to get my skills up to the standard required before I attempt it!

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    Sarah Lee
    March 3, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I’d love to have a go at making some cushion covers

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    Emma McCluskey
    March 3, 2015 at 10:31 am

    I’d love to have a go at a cushion cover for my wee boy πŸ™‚

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    Nat Jones
    March 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I’d love to be able to make a big patchwork quilt

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    March 3, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    id love to make something patchworky, got so many odds and ends of material!

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    March 3, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to make a quilt

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    Suzanne Howell
    March 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    A patchwork quilt for our bed. I made one for my daughter’s bed years ago – I wanted to sew it all by hand so it took a year to do. Our bed is super-king size, so a quilt to fit it would take much longer. Would love to get round to doing it soon though.

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    March 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I would like to make new curtains.

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    jo liddement
    March 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    I would love to make some curtains for my bathroom

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    Denise C
    March 3, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I would love to make chair covers

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    tracey huber
    March 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    nice throws for my furniture

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    Kim Styles
    March 3, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I have been trying to sew a family tree with a bird named for each member of the family -it is taking forever

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    nikki tucker
    March 3, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    i would like to make some throws for the garden when the sun is out to hang up as a shade and as a picnic blanket. the brighter the better

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    Jade Walsh
    March 3, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I’d love to make a patchwork throw for my bed full of pictures of the things I love <3 xx

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    March 3, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    I would love to be able to make curtains

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    Clare S
    March 3, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    My daughter would love some leopard print cushion covers

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    Char A
    March 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I’d like to finish a cross stitch prayer picture.

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    Lisa Houston
    March 3, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I would love to make bunting with my daughters name for her wall

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    karen Howden
    March 3, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    a sausage door draft extractor

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    Sheri Darby
    March 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I crocheted a bedspread 20 years ago – now it’s falling apart so time to make a new one.

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    claire little
    March 3, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    I’d love to make a patchwork quilt

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    lisa tebbutt
    March 3, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    LOVE TO MAKE fabric tags and cushions

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    leanne weir
    March 3, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I would love to have a go at patchwork

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    Zoe Coen
    March 3, 2015 at 11:06 pm

    A patchwork blanket

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    Ellie Spider
    March 3, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    I would love to have a go at making a quilt πŸ™‚

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    Leighanne M
    March 4, 2015 at 2:50 am

    I’d love to make a patch work quilt for my daughter

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    Dawn Andrews
    March 4, 2015 at 5:04 am

    New blinds for my bedroom.

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    Helen Ellis
    March 4, 2015 at 5:41 am

    A patchwork blanket

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    Kate Cass
    March 4, 2015 at 8:36 am

    I would love to and need to. Make some curtains, I’d also like o make a patchwork bedspread but I think I’d also like to make some gifts for people’s birthdays etc, I really like the bags and tags!

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    lynn neal
    March 4, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I would love to make a patchwork quilt for my bed!

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    Paul Walsh
    March 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I would love to be able to make a patchwork quilt and some cushions

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    Pamela Risk
    March 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Some bright colored patchwork throws for lounge & bedrooms.

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    Hayley Evans
    March 4, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    A nice blind for the living room

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    claire matthews-curtis
    March 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Some cushions for my room. Fab prize

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    Denielle Nicol
    March 4, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Some cushions

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    Gerri Tennant
    March 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve been embroidering a set of cushions and only haver a few more to go.

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    March 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I would love to make some stylish cushion covers for my living room

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    pauline black
    March 4, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I would also love to make a quilt, something to pass on to the kids

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    stacey kavanah
    March 4, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I would love to make a patchwork quilt to go on my lovely white bed

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