Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway: Swedish Linen

 


It's giveaway time again!  I'm keeping it simple so you have a chance to look at all the cool stuff at the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Blog Hop, and maybe win too!  
I have two giveaway bundles of Swedish linen:

One yard bundle of coral and white linen,


and one yard bundle of blue and white linen.


That's half a yard of each color!
This stuff is fabulous for sewing up zippy bags, tea towels, and other Zakka inspired handiwork.  I love it!  It is not the finest grain, but a nice and airy medium weave.  Perfect for drying quickly.

Fruit and Tomatoes
Some Zakka style towels I've made with this linen.....


I've held these up so you can see the weave:

Blue Swedish Linen

Coral Swedish Linen
White Swedish Linen


Zakka House Pouch with letters
Zakka House Pouch made with natural Swedish linen


Crinkly Zakka 2
Finer natural linen, and the coarser blue linen in this Zakka style quilt I made

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below!  You can tell me about your favorite summer book, or a fabulous tutorial you love.
Make sure you have an email address in your contact info, or leave one with your comment.
 All followers get a second comment, just let me know how you follow.


The giveaway is open until May 16 at 5 p.m. PST.
There will be two winners, one for each bundle.  I'll choose their numbers with Mr. Random Generator!


Have fun with the hop!

Lizzie in Sweden

PS  That means I am willing to ship anywhere!

285 comments:

  1. I wanted to say I love love Linen, I put it in everything and I love love Zakka sewing, your bag is so cute, I did one a couple years ago, when the book came out during the hop, mine wasnt as cute as yours. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. My favourite summer book is usually Delia Smith's Summer Cookery Collection for when we finally get enough sunshine to eat outdoors :)

    Love your linen.

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  3. I love Swedish linen, maybe as I am Swedish myself :-)
    I follow you by mail and would love to win.
    Regards,
    Gunilla (suburb to Stockholm)

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  4. I think my comment got eaten before, so hopefully this doesn't double post.
    I have been making a lot of kitchen towels lately, so I'd love to add a couple nice linen towels to the mix! My favorite tutorial is for making your own fez!
    http://thesteamerstrunk.blogspot.com/2010/10/steamers-workshop-fez-frenzy.html

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  5. Yummy - I adore linen! Ok - my favourite book any time of the year if Shell Seekers - a MUST read!! And for a tutorial I really love the Noodlehead Open Wide pouch one - it is great.

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  6. Beautiful linen! I love flipping though sewing magazines like Stitch - book and tutorial in one!

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  7. I love this tutorial from Christa Quilts. http://christaquiltsblog.com/christas-quilts-roses-for-katelyn/

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  8. Pretty linen. I like all of Jenny Doan's tutorials.

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  9. Hmm, my favourite summer time book. Don't let the pigeon drive the bus by Mo Willems.

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  10. What lovely linen! The colors are gorgeous. I have discovered a new to me author, Diane Chamberlain, she writes really nice.Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  11. I have yet to sew with linen
    I read a lot and am now reading Lisa Unger In the Blood
    I love the way she writes!

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  12. Hi Lizzie and thank you for sharing those beautiful Fabrics! They look fantastic in your projects! I'm reading now Finnish 'Ice' by Ulla-Lena Lundberg (original is written in Swedish) - great book! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I'm so happy to have come across your blog! I follow with Bloglovin. As far as my favorite summer book goes, I have to say Lord of the Rings. I try to reread it once a year and I usually only find the time in the summer, so that's what I think of. Probably not traditional, haha. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  14. Beautiful linen!! I tend towards light books in summer - Julia Quinn or YA novels like Divergent

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  15. I love the Quilter's Table triple zip tutorial - it's a great one, and could definitely use it with this linen, I think it'd look great! Especially with some hexies on the front.

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  16. Hej!

    At summer I like to listen to audio books, my favourite must be "La meg synge deg stille sanger" by Linda Olsson! (I dont know the swedish or english title). A very beautiful book!

    Greetings from Norway :)

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  17. I follow your blog via Bloglovin

    jachelno at gmail dot com

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  18. those are lovely! I'm reading "Lies women believe' this summer by Nancy Leigh DeMoss!

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  19. I am reading the outlander series right now

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  20. Lately i have preferred articles to books
    sushikrazy@hotmail.com

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  21. I just recently tried the noodlehead little boy wallet pattern. It was super easy and turned out so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I just read "Me before you" by Jojo Moyes. It was touching.

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  23. Gorgeous linen. I don't have a favorite Summer book. I read whatever my girls think I might be interested in. It ways turned out good except for one book.

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  24. Oh Beautiful Linen!! I love your photos where the light is shining through. My favourite summer books , As I walked out one Midsummers Morning by Laurie Lee.

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  25. I'm a happy follower, via bloglovin. :)

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  26. I try to reread To Kill a Mockingbird during the summer.

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  27. My favourite summer book is The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. How could ice cream recipes be a bad choice?

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  28. I follow via bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  29. My favorite books at the moment are mysteries by Dorothy Sayers. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

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  30. One of my eighth graders lent me the book divergent so I will read that this summer

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  31. I'm rereading a childhood favorite, Roald Dah's "Boy". Something light before I go back to school in August! Thank you for the chance to win, the linens are gorgeous!

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  32. I just read "Where'd you go Bernadette" and I thought it was really good!

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  33. I am a new follower via bloglovin!

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  34. Every summer I look forward to the new Stephanie Plum book. It is funny, fu, and just right for the summer after a long year at school.

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  35. I'm afraid I'm in the stage of motherhood where the books I read are all picture books, haha. I read a lot of blogs though ;-)

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  36. My daughter and I just read Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson and loved it!

    glazefamily3 AT gmail.com

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  37. Love the linen. One of my favorite authors is Davis Bunn. 've read just about all of his novels. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. I really like the Shopaholic books (Sophie Kinsella) in the summer. Light and silly, just like summer is supposed to feel.

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  39. IFunny you ask about summer books, I only read in the summer! I'd say these is my words is my fave.

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  41. I really need to be sewing right now, but alllll the giveaways are sooo good!!!

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  42. How beautiful! Thanks for offering this fabric!

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  43. My favorite summer book is anything by Carl Hiaasen. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  44. Funny you mention reading books.. I plan to do that this summer. I have slacked off in recent years, and found I miss it! So I have been collecting some from the thrift store. Hope I got some good ones!
    Found you on the Sew Mama Sew blog giveaway!

    Cheri
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com
    coffeebreakwhatever(at)yahoo(dot)com
    http://www.fabricandmemories.com

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  45. My favorite summer books are scandinavian crime novels.
    Shay

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  46. My favorite summer books are local books about whatever island I am vacationing on!

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  47. I'm re-reading Enid Blyton's Famous Five with my kids.

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  48. I am reading "The King" by JR Ward

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  49. I am a craft book addict. I know it's not really "summer reading" but I just bought Modern June and have been having fun with the projects in it.

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  50. Beautiful! I love the Sweet Scallops Tote tutorial by See Kate Sew :)

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  51. Beautiful fabric! I love the video tutorials on Missouri Star Quilt by Jenny Doan :)

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  52. I just finished Anna Quindlen's "Every Last One" and it was outstanding.

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  53. I love Jerome K. Jerome Trhree Men in a Boat to Speak Nothing of the Dog. The best summer camping book ever :)

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  54. Love, love, love linen. Did I say I love Linen?

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  55. ooo I love Linen! Well, I haven't really had time to read lately and don't know if I'll even get to pick up a book this summer. I have an infant and a toddler that keep me pretty busy at the moment!

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  56. I love the blog help tutorials over at Sew At Home Mummy, http://www.sewathomemummy.com/p/bloggy-tips.html

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  57. A new follower on bloglovin' cause I love finding European bloggers!

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  58. This fabric has such a lovely texture. I'd love to have a go at sewing with some.

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  59. I am following with bloglovin

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  60. oh, I love linen! At the moment I'm enjoying some new quilting magazines that are coming up this summer. Thanks for the chance!

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  61. Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite tutorial is the Red Pepper Quilts binding tutorial

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  62. I love linen, and I love this tutorial:
    http://thewindyside.blogspot.co.nz/2013/11/how-to-make-cushion-back-with-covered.html

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  63. I follow on Bloglovin! Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

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  64. I love linen! I'd use it to make pouches and bags, with embroidery. thanks for the chance!

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  65. I hope to be able to use Sew What Sherlock’s Mini X Plus Pattern to make a quilt this summer. thanks for a chance.

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  66. I want the linen! ... so I have to think about books - sewing: The Standard Book of Quilt Making and Collecting, very old only black and white but all the important blocks are in it ... non sewign books.. there are too many. A steady companion this smmer will be De officiis by Cicero - that guy really knows how to write some long intransparnet sentences ...

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  67. Love your pouch i love the wide mouth zipper pouch at noodlehead maybe i need to embellish more

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  68. I have never had any linen but have wanted to have some to make some pouches. I dont have any particular books for the summer just hope to catch up with all James Pattersons new books

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  69. oh how pretty, I am really loving that blue and white. I recently found a free tutorial on utube from missouristarco on how to make an easy houndstooth quilt. i love it

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  70. That blue and white combination is calling to me... I love Zakka style and would love to incorporate proper linen into my work (although I still very much love the Quilter's Linen print!)
    As far as tutorials go I like this hexagon done QAYG style: http://sillygoosequilts.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/tutorial-quilt-as-you-go-hexagons.html (some other tutorials have it where you go around the hexagon folding the sides down, but it is so much easier and more accurate if you do three non-touching sides at once like in this tutorial!)

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  71. now following on bloglovin

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  72. My favourite tutorial is Rita from Red Pepper Quilt's machine binding tutorial - I refer to it every time I'm about to bind a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win these lovely linens.

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  73. I'm a follower via Bloglovin, thanks.

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  74. I have too many favorite tutorials, but the one I watched last night was how to clean a vintage typewriter! Not sewing related hehe!
    Thank you for this giveaway! The linen looks so fab.

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  75. Also i follow via email subscription!

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  76. Beautiful! What a lovely giveaway! My favorite tutorial is Jeni's Drawstring Bag - I've made oodles!

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  77. Favourite summer book... hmmm, I think that would have to be Gone-away Lake by Elizabeth Enright. It's so perfect for summer!

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  78. I can't stop reading the Red Tent by Anita Diamant. It's just so good every time.

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  79. Any book by Jodi Picoult. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  80. Such pretty linen. My fave book is Pride and Prejudice - bit dusty, but superb read.

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  81. Beautiful linen! I love to read! Right now I'm reading Ubik by Phillip K. Dick

    mamasimpson4 at g mail dot com

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  82. It's not a summer book, but it's one that I read ages ago and liked, War Brides by Helen Bryan

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  83. for summer reading I love Diana Gabaldon!

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  84. These are gorgeous! My summer will pretty much consist of getting our new house decorated lol

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  85. I would like to re-read the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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  86. I'm only just now discovering the whole Zakka love. But I often use linen for bags. You can use them with any other fabric and it always looks great. :) Last great tutorial I used was the Birch Fabric Bucket :)

    Many thanks for the chance to win!

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  87. I love making drawstring bags from this tutorial as gift bags, its neat to see the recipients reuse them for different uses :)

    http://www.incolororder.com/2011/10/lined-drawstring-bag-tutorial.html

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  88. I like reading the Phillipa Gregory historical fiction novels. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  89. I am following on Bloglovin.

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  90. Westerns by Zane Grey. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  91. Following on bloglovin'. 24Tangent "at" gmail "dot" com

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  92. I love Happy Quilting Melissa's tuts. I did her star QALs and love the quilts I made. Thanks.

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  93. My go to tutorial is Noodlehead's Open Wide Pouch.

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  94. I don't have a favourite summer book, it just depends on my mood. As for tutorials, when I try one I don't tend to use it again!

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  95. I am loving that linen!!! What a great way to showcase the threads in your photos! Just got my latest mystery from one of my favorite cozy mystery authors: murder at honeychurch hall - I love a good cozy.

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  96. I also follow you on Instagram and via email. Love that llinen!

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  97. One of my favorite all time books is The Thornbirds , best book ever . Thanks for the chance I am following via bloglovin .

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  98. I love this tutorial - http://www.allfreesewing.com/Bags-and-Purses/Gathered-Clutch

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  99. I love the linen. It would be so cute for many different things. I love to read in the summer mainly suspense type novels.

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  100. My favourite tutorial is Sharon Schambler's video tutorial on using washable glue in binding quilts.

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  101. My favourite summer books are English "cozy" mysteries.

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  102. I found a fabulous tote bag tutorial that allows you to make 3 totes out of one charm pack, plus lining and straps.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  103. I follow Swedish Scrapper on bloglovin.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  104. Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway

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  105. A book. I'm currently reading the Outlander series. I'm on the fourth book.

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  106. I love linen, especially Swedish linen!!! :-) I haven't read a book in almost a year now, so it's high time I pick one up...I own all the books by Louis L'Amore, so I should dive into that! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  107. I am a follower of your awesome blog!

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  108. Great giveaway. Thanks so much for sharing

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  109. I'm re reading Harry Potter for the 800th time right now!

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  110. Favorite book? No idea but I like everyone's suggestions!

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  111. The linen looks beautiful! I love flicking through my quilting books!

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  112. Beautiful linen.
    Favorite book: The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

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  113. Gorgeous!! I read a book recently called "The End of Your Life Book Club". It was a really good read.

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  114. I follow. Nice to see you in this giveaway :)

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  115. right now I am loving the book by Lisa-Jo Baker called "surprised by motherhood: everything I never expected about being a mom"

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  116. I adore this needlebook tutorial from Nana Company http://nanacompany.typepad.com/nanacompany/2011/10/needlebook-tutorial-by-nanacompany.html

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  117. Hello from the UK! I love the SOTAK tutorial for zippered cushion backs. Nice, simple and quick, with really good photographs to illustrate, it's one I always go back to if only for the sizes these days!

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  118. I rarely get chance to read since I took up quilting and sewing full time upon retirement - I miss reading but I love quilting more. I watched a great binding tutorial once but cannot recall where it was from. Maybe Craftsy.com they often have good stuff.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  119. I signed up for the email
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  120. My favourite quilting book is Sunday Morning Quilts as I love the scrappy look. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  121. I quite like to re-read sun at midnight
    About Antarctica, people etc. maybe especially because I'm so missing the cold at that point. But also because I find it a lovely odd relationship story.

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  122. Oh, love that linen! It's got such great texture.

    My favourite tutorial.... hmm, that might be this one on how to baste on a table top.

    (clumsyDOTchord(at)gmailDOTcom)

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  123. I like to read any tutorial that includes lots of pictures and details.

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  124. i just read the fault in our stars- it's fabulous! :) the linen is just beautiful! i've always wanted to go to sweden... maybe next summer we'll head up!

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  125. I recently read "The age of miracles"--such a beautiful, lyrical book! I love linen; it's definitely my favorite type of fabric.

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  126. I think this summer I'll be stuck with my textbooks!! Oh well, but if I had the time I would read the hunger games.

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  127. summer reading... I would probably go back to some childhood favourites... love and adore Frances Hodgson Burnett

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  128. i love both linen and zakka so very excited for this giveaway!

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  129. I've been listening to lots of young adult audio books from the library. DD and DGD got me started. They are easy to listen too while sewing.

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  130. I love it. Anything Swedish or Finnish gets me going. I was in Gothenburg and Stockholm two years ago visiting friends and fabric stores, the marvelous button shop in Gothenburg and, oddly, enough, airplanes. All the cool airplanes have emigrated to Sweden!
    Thanks for the fab giveaway!

    I have two of my own SMS giveaways.

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  131. So loving the linen! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  132. I love the texture ! My favorite summer book is "the House at Riverton" by Kate Morton. A great read.

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  133. I'll be reading the 'outlander' series this summer...if my girls' let me :) Thanks for the chance! lapaceksorchard at gmail dot com

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  134. Nearly finished 'Gone Girl' by Gillian Flynn

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  135. I wear lots of linen clothing in the summer time. I have repurposed one linen dress for quilts so far. Another is on my list. I was recently reading the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I had ordered Orange is the New Black and several of Material Obsession quilt books. Waiting for them to arrive.

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  136. I love Sherrilyn Kenyon and her dark Hunter series. Acheson was AWESOME! This is paranormal urban fantasy if you like that genre. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  137. I'm a new follower! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  138. Great giveaway prize! My favorite recent read is Half Breed by Robert Hatting, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce(at)gmail(dot)com

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  139. I love linen! My favorite book the the Shack!

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  140. Thank you for this giveaway! I just finished Paper Towns by John Green. I love his books. And I recently started reading The Phantom Tollbooth to my children before bed. I'm so happy at how much they are enjoying it.

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  141. I like classic books. Jane Austin books are a great summer read. Your linen looks lovely. I love the little house purse.

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  142. I love everything creativebug!
    emmevon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I love a good read year round. Last book was The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

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  144. i'll read anything by Bertrice Small over and over again, relaxing and familar. the linen looks fun for backs

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  145. My favorite book that I read last summer was "Gone Girl."

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  146. The Alan Bradley series starting with Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie! thanks!

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  147. Love to reread Harry Potter... (blush)

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  148. favourite summer book would be Elizabeth And Her German Garden. :)

    dink_kelly at yahoo dot com

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  149. A mystery by Chris Grabenstein is perfect for light summer reading.

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  150. I love to read magazines by the pool! Thanks for the chance to win this lovely linen.
    Clunsford at gmail dot com

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  151. I love reading and re-reading anything by Jane Austen.

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  152. I follow you on Bloglovin

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  153. I love my Kindle and reading. I am never without a book.

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  154. I always love to reread one of Jane Austen's books in the summer! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  155. These are such pretty linens! I have no book recommendation. I read all the time, carry my kindle around with me, but I go through so many books in different genres, that it's difficult to narrow it down to just one.

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  156. i'm following with bloglovin

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  157. Favorite tutorial: hmm....not exactly, but I love getting pattern books from my library, esp the Japanese patterns. hooray!

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  158. My favorite summer book is Gone with the wind!

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  159. I would love to try these linen fabrics out! I could use a few new dish towels...

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  160. Linen is such a beautiful and classy fabric!! I am thinking that some placemats with pretty floral prints would look amazing...in the Zakka style!!

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  161. I am following you via email and Bloglovin'!!

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  162. Not sure what qualifies as a summer book, but I loved the Night Circus!

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  163. So lovely and I want them now! I wonder about garments...

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  164. I love linen and recently got a pattern for some great napkins, which I desperately need. Thanks for the chance!

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