Monday, 22 August 2011

Creative Grids Giveaway

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
The giveaway, sponsored by Creative Grids is this lovely little bunch!

A True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener

A new non slip Basic Range 4" x 14" rectangle ruler

A new non slip multi size triangle ruler 45 and 90 degrees

And finally a Creative Grids Non slip ruler demonstration DVD.

Yes really all this!!

Creative Grids specialises in non slip rulers made especially with quilters in mind. I am always impressed by the range of rulers and quality cutting mats they sell. There is an online offer at the minute for free p&p across the entire site - UK ONLY.

I was very curious about the True Cut rotary blade sharpener, but it does exactly what it says on the packaging. I tried it out on an old blade which was ready for the bin, and it brought it back to a sharp finish.
Inside the plastic exterior is a sharpening stone
which sharpens the blade as the rotary cutter is pushed along the track.
It says on the instructions that about 20 goes should sharpen the blade,
I found that it took a few more than this for my blade.
I guess it depends on how dull the blade is!
Next up, I tried out the new non slip multi size triangle ruler. Very handy for cutting out triangles from strips of fabric, half and quarter square triangles.
To make half square triangles, first of all cut a strip of fabric.
The width of strip will determine what size of triangle you end up with.
I cut a 3 1/2" strip, which as you can see written on the ruler,
will give me a finished square of 3".
Cut along the straight edge and then cut along the sloped edge. To save time it is also possible to double up the strips and cut more than one at once.
Turn the ruler 180 degrees and place in line with the cut edge.
You may notice the flat edge at the top of the triangle,
I found this a very useful guide when sewing two triangles together.
On the other end of the ruler is the guide for cutting quarter square triangles.
Again the size of the strip determines the size of the triangle.
All measurement details are included with the ruler.
Place the ruler on the strip of fabric according to the markings.
Cut along each side of the triangle ruler.
And hey presto, quarter square triangles!
Just turn the ruler 180 degrees and cut again.
I found it very easy to match up the triangles.
The triangles matched perfectly
And I just love this pin wheel made from two quarter square triangles and a half square triangle.
I found this block layout on the McCalls Quilting website.
I think I may just have the beginning of a new pin wheel quilt!
Back to the giveaway - how useful would this lot be??
There are three ways to enter:
1. Blog/facebook about this give away and come back and let me know you have.
2. Visit the Creative Grids website and come back and tell me
what would be top of your shopping list!
3. Become a follower or tell me if you already are.
Give away closes Wednesday 31st August 2011 @ midnight GMT
International entries welcome.
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

236 comments:

  1. I follow your blog in google reader

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  2. Wow do they have some great things on their website. I think I would want the non slip 3" turn around drunkards path ruler. Thanks for taking your time to host the giveaway for all of us.

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  3. Any of the Hobbs Heirloom batting by the roll would be an excellent cost saver!

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  4. I've put a link to your giveaway at my facebook page. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  5. I visited Creative Grids website and on top of my list I put the Charming Strip Stashbuster.

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  6. I would choose the 12 1/2 square ruler. I loved Creative Grids stand at the FoQ. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  7. Hi! I'd buy some new rulers, definitely, the triangular one.

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  8. I'm a follower of your blog too

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  9. I'm already a follower of your blog :)

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  10. I would love to try one of the double strip rulers that allow you to make several cuts for a couple triangles before moving the ruler... that would reduce cutting time, and make me happy... thank you for the give-away opportunity!

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  11. I am a follower of your blog, Karen!

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  12. I really want to try that rotary blade sharpener... I hate throwing dull blades out and would love to be able to sharpen them and reuse them!

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  13. I've blogged about your cool give-away!

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  14. i love the log cabin ruler !!!
    Thanks for a chance to win xxx

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  15. At the top of my list would be a basic non-slip ruler. I hate it when my ruler moves!

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  16. The blade sharpener is at the TOP if my list! It would be so cool (and economical) to have! Thanks for a chance!

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  17. I have become one of your followers.

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  18. I went to the creative grid site and would choose the multi-size 45/60 degree triangle

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  19. Hi, I am a follower and I am sharing this on Facebook. Looks like a great give away!

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  20. Top of my list would be the dresden plate ruler!

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  21. Well after our chat today I couldn't not! Already a follower.

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  22. I will add this onto my blog today. Jxo

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  23. Always in need of different shaped rulers for my classes. Jxo

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  24. I am a follower of your blog. :)

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  25. I would love to try the new blade sharpener and I like the triangle ruler you used for your half and quarter square triangles. I'm a little bit challenged when it come to triangles so this might give me the help I need. Thanks for the great giveaway. :)

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  26. Hello!
    I have just found you & spent the last 10 minutes pouring over the creative grids website! I love the blade sharpener idea as I seem to buy as many new blades as I do material!
    Love your blog!

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  27. I'm a follower....how is it I wasn't a follower before? I am completely confused, but so glad we fixed that. Great giveaway!

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  28. I would like that Dresden plate ruler set, looks great!

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  29. I linked this on my Facebook page too :-)

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  30. I am already a follower- what a beaut giveaway!!! :)

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  31. WOW there are so ,any fab products- I would choose the non-slip circles or the non-slip corner to corner strip ruler. It is impossible to pick just one. :)

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  32. I would like the Non-Slip Circles

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  33. The True Cut rotary blade sharpener would be top of my shopping list!

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  34. I posted about this giveaway on facebook, I will also post on the craft forum of which I am a member. (Pickledishpatch) :)

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  35. I would love a new ruler from creative grids. Before I moved I put a piece of masking tape on my ruler I had because it made it easy to measure what I was measuring. Well the masking tape ended up staying on the ruler for years after we moved because I couldn't find the box it was in. Then when we moved again I finally found it but the masking tape glue wouldn't come off, when I tried to wash it, all the measurement markings came off so that's why I need a new ruler!

    meganarline(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I am a follower of your blog.

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  37. I am a follower of your blog!

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  38. I would love to own the 60 degree triangle ruler. Creative Grid rulers are the only ones I use. I'm on my second ruler of some sizes. I wore the numbers off the first ones.

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  39. I follow your blog. This is a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful equipment.

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  40. I follow :D
    Thanks for the chance!

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  41. The rotary blade sharpener would be the first thing I'd like.

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  42. I am so happy to see this lovely giveaway as I recently bought my first Cutting mat and Rotary Cutter from them!
    I love their Ergonomic Seam Ripper, Sew Sharp Scissor Sharpener, Pink Flat Flower Pins, Shape Cut Pro Ruler....oh! I can go on and on ;D
    Thanks again!

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  43. I am now a follower, I really like the Twister Pinwheel tool, the Truecut rotary blade sharpener, the soft thimble, and the seam ripper & thread tweezer combo. There is so much wonderful stuff on The Creative Grids site.

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  44. I'd love to win these tools. Thanks for the chance! I blogged about your giveaway: http://quiltyascharged.blogspot.com/2011/08/giveaway-at-lisnaweary-quilts.html

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  45. I'm interested in the Cathedral Window ruler...

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  46. My favorite item on their website is the 10 inch Ruler Rack for storing the plastic rulers - cool!

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  47. I am a regular follower of your blog~

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  48. I am a new follower - I would be so excited to win - I am new to quilting & needing supplies -
    Thank you for the fun ;)

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  49. I posted your giveaway on my blog here: http://itsmelealee.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

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  50. My favorite would be the lazy angle ruler!

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  51. I liked to buy some new trianglular rulers, want to make pinwheel block!

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  52. I'd like to buy some non slip square rulers, I think they'd be really good for lazy squaring up!

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  53. I'm a follower! All I have is one ruler...I would love some more.

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  54. Oh and I wish I could have a bigger cutting board...Which would be first on the list from Creative Grids

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  55. My favorite Creative Grid item would be the Non slip 2½ Inch x 18½ Inch Ruler. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway.

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  56. I am already a follower of your wonderful blog :)

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  57. I'd choose Non Slip 18 Degree Dresden Plate Ruler. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I'm already a follower of your blog. Thanks!

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  59. I blogged about your giveaway.

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  60. Great giveaway! I am a follower.

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  61. I visited Creative Grids and I like their 3" Drunkard's Path ruler, great site!

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  62. I visited Creative Grids and would love to have any of the rulers. I only have one, but plan to someday trade out all of my other brands for these. I LOVE the non-slip feature on the one I have. :)

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  63. I am a happy follower of your blog. :)

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  64. I have blogged about your giveaway on my sidebar. The link is on my picture. Just click and it will take you there. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! I do love me some Creative Grids!

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  65. got to have the non slip rulers which are a great investment and a good deal less expensive than a trip to the ER with a rotary cutter owie (I should know)!

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  66. I'm on the lookout for their new 60 degree 12-1/2" ruler.

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  67. I'm a new follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Non slip lazy angle ruler would be top of my list!

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  69. 60 degree double triangle ruler. Looks like it would help make those wonderful table runners.

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  70. I am a new follower, thank you!.

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  71. I'm interested in the sharpener...anything to get a little longer use of my blades! Also, the Twister rulers are on my list of wants.

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  72. What a lovely block!
    I'm a follower - thanks for the chance to win

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  73. I bought a new ruler at the festival of quilts so I think that a sharpener would be top of my shopping list. thanks for the giveaway

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  74. The rulers are great --- yet the rotary blade sharpener is my favorite gizmo!

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  75. HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY QUILTING!

    jldouglas@wispwest.net

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  76. I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE SCALLOPS LEAF+VINE RULER!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    jldougals@wispwest.net

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  77. I've just blogged about this giveaway (as soon as it uploads the post that is!) which will also post on my facebook wall as my blog is just friendly like that!

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  78. I'm now a follower of you blog.

    hugs
    Naomi

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  79. I couldn't narrow down my choice to just one item at the top of my list, so, after narrowing it down as much as I could (you do realise that sending me to the Creative Grids website, was like sending a diabetic into the Willy Wonka factory don't you? lol) here's my top three items: 30° Non-Slip Colour Wheel by Christine Porter, Non Slip 3 Inch Turn a Round Drunkards Path ruler and the Creative Grids Templates & showcases Hatchet Charming 5 Square By Rita Fishel. Hugs Naomi

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  80. What a great giveaway! I shared your link on Facebook so all my quilty friends can come over to visit you!

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  81. Top of my list from Creative Grids would have to be the Ultimate Table Top Lamp. The light in my sewing room is terrible! I also really like the rotary blade sharpener. Very handy!

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  82. I'm a follower now! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  83. Any of the rulers would be my choice. I'm a glass artist and wannabe quilter!

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  84. I follow you!

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  85. I'd choose the ruler that assists in cutting vines and leaves. I know I should be able to do it freehand, but I'm not spontaneous enough. Thanks for the giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  86. I included your giveaway in my blog today:

    http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/08/flowers-in-many-sizes.html

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  87. The top of my Creative Grids shopping list has the dvd and the sharpener, and yes I went to the website. I already have several of their rulers and love them.

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  88. I'm a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the great give-away!

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  89. Hi. I am a new follower of your blog and totally new to quilting. I mainly sew skirt and dresses for my little girl but i really would love to try quilting.

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  90. I added this to my bloglist giveaway page

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  91. I am a new follower, thanks for the chance

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  92. I would have to go with the cottage ruler from the Creative grids web site

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  93. I shared on Fb.

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=266098893419099&id=1282592463

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  94. I'm a follower - thanks for the great review and wonderful giveaway!

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  95. I'd love to have their 12.5 square, non-slip ruler for the charity quilts that I make! Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway package!

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  96. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/OleFrogEyes-Virtual-Design-Wall-for-Quilters/221149167928848
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  97. Top of my list from Creative Grids would be the House ruler. Having watched the video I'd like to have a go at it.

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  98. I've blogged about your giveaway.

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  99. I would like to try that multi size triangle ruler.

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  100. I posted your giveaway on FB

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  101. Each time I start cutting out pieces for a quilt I am reminded how much I need a rotating cutting mat.

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  102. I posted on facebook (robin lalone) :) Thanks for the chance to win some fabulous items.

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  103. what a great giveaway!!! I am a new follower

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  104. I FB this giveaway!! See below! http://www.facebook.com/#!/Brightangel

    Lisa Llewellyn
    I NEED to win this giveaway!! You should enter too!
    Lisnaweary Quilts: Creative Grids Giveaway
    lisnaweary-quilts.blogspot.com
    Wow do they have some great things on their website. I think I would want the non slip 3" turn around drunkards path ruler. Thanks for taking your time to host the giveaway for all of us.
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  105. That rotary blade sharpener would be really handy, but I thought I'd go to the site to pick something else too. I'm nearly out of batting, so some Heirloom 80/20 would be really nice right about now. And I didn't know they had batting seam tape - I'd definitely get some of that. All I have are little pieces of batting these days - great for little projects, but I mostly make bed quilts.

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  106. I would love to have a rotating cutting mat. Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  107. A True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener would be fabulous to win. I've got a pile of old blades and I've never seen this sharpener before. Thanks for a chance.

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  108. I have just bought a 12.1/2" square from Creative Grids in the UK! My next favourite would be the multi size triangle ruler this looks really useful. Thanks for the giveaway. Linda

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  109. I am now a follower of your blog. These tools would be great to have. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  110. My ffavorite would be the triangle rulers.

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  111. I follow your blog. These would be so handy, thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  112. On top of my list would be a A3 Self Healing Cutting Mat, my mat needs to be replaced
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

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  113. I'd love to try one of the textile paints. And the fabric pens would be very useful. I like notions and rulers of all kinds; the giveaway prizes are first rate :). Thanks for demonstating the triangle ruler, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. I've visited your blog previously and now I'm a new follower. Thanks very much for this fun chance to win really useful tools.

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  115. I am a brand new follower. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

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  116. I think I would go for the non-slip hexagons since I am thinking of doing a project with hexies. It's hard to choose between all the goodies there though!

    Again, thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  117. I'm most interested in the blade sharpener - they're so costly to replace and it seems like you should be able to get so much more use out of them!

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  118. I'd like to get the Little Twister ruler.

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  119. I'm a follower :-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  120. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a follower and I would love to own the blade sharpener or the 90 degree double strip ruler. :)

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  121. I don't want anything but time and energy. Where can I get some of that?

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  122. Oh wow..........talk about a bunch of really cool looking rulers! I want all the specialty ones, all of them! I hope I win the lottery, it is time to replace a few of my rulers too.

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  123. I just became a follower, great blog.

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  124. The Olaf Fabric circle Cutter would be the first on my list.

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  125. I love the glow in the dark pins! That made me smile!

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  126. I am a follower of your blog! thank you!

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  127. Im a new follower. Those rules just made my heart race! If I don't win them I am sure going to have to go buy them!

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  128. I just on there website. How would you pick one thing. I like the Lazy Angle ruler and 120 degree triangle ruler

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  129. I have become a follower. Not sure why I wasn't already since I read your blog off of Moda Bake Shop awhile back. Probably before I became obsessed with blogs. :)

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  130. I would love to have any type of non slip ruler. I am a beginning quilter. And I love pinwheels!

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  131. I have posted your button on the World of Charity Stitching Blog under Blogs, Sites & Things We Like and have also talked about the giveaway on my Facebook page under Dona Ehlers Reynolds.

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitchig.blogspot.com

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  132. I visited Creative Grids and it would have to be any of the rulers because mine all slip!

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  133. I am now a follower.

    Dona
    www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

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  134. I follow. I haven't seen a blade sharpener before. That would be such a great gadget, I am always buying new blades. I also love all the rulers. Thanks.

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  135. I am following your blog. These look like some really great rulers and tools to make quilting easier. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice set of tools.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  136. I went to visit the Creative Grids site. That blade sharpener looks like a terrific tool, Thanks for the chance to win so many fun things.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

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  137. Hello from the US! :) I l.o.v.e. Creative Grids! I bought the 60 degree triangle strip ruler and I've been smitten with their rulers ever since! I'm really curious about the cathedral window ruler and I love the blade sharpener! Thank you for the chance at your fabulous giveaway! :)

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  138. I would get this set as it seems most handy!

    http://www.creativegrids.com/acatalog/info_R3612.html

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  139. I'd choose the 12 1/2 square ruler. So practical.
    thanks for the chance
    Gina

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  140. I have your subscription and follow you on Google reader
    Gina

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  141. The top of my list are the non slip rulers square & rectangle ones!!

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  142. I face booked your giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win these fab rulers and the sharpener. I need them all!

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  143. Although I love rulers and want them all, I think my favorite today is the rotary blade sharpener. I sew a lot late at night and if my blade dulls and I am out, it would be a sure saver.

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  144. I follow your blog happily. Come over and check mine out currently giving away an AccuQuilt GO Baby. If you don't want or need, would make a fab gift!! http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com

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  145. Wow, what a fabulous set of amazing tools! It was so difficult choosing just one item, but I reckon the Inchie Ruler Tape would be fabulous!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  146. I'd get a bigger cutting mat -- 18x18 -- because I have a tiny little guy right now. :)

    And, I'm not a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  147. Aha! I am already a follower!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway... those are tools that would be so sweet to own!

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  148. Right now I really, really want that blade sharpener and that would be on the top of my list!

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  149. I just very happily became a follower

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  150. I think that blade sharpener would be on the top of my list as I seem to blunt blades very quickly.

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  151. I just blogged about your giveaway at
    http://thehouseonthesideofthehill.blogspot.com/

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  152. I would have to put the blade sharpener at the top of my list!

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  153. I have also commented on the giveaway on my blog, (very tiny very new)
    at
    http://mammafairysews.blogspot.com/

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  154. I would buy the Shape Cut Ruler and a blade sharpener.

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  155. I am new follower to your blog! :)

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  156. I liked Charming Strip Stashbuster.

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  157. I am follower of your lovely blog. hugs

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  158. I do not yet own a rotary cutter but my husband got me a credit to get one for my birthday! So I think my favourite item would definitely be the blade sharpener...and maybe some rulers! They have so many things I want!

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  159. and shared the giveaway. thanks this is awesome!

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  160. Just facebooked about this.

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  161. Top of my shopping list would be the 12 1/2" non-slip square. It'd be super useful!

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  162. I just became a follower of this blog.

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  163. Great review and amazing giveaway.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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