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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Sewing Room Mug Rug Tute for Benartex


Welcome to Day 1 of the Benartex Mug Rug Blog Hop.


Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Sewing Room fabric used for making the mug rug along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.

    
If you haven't visited Benartex's Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog yet today then let me introduce you to the Sewing Room fabric collection by Amanda Murphy of Amanda Murphy Designs for Benartex.


The Sewing Room collection of 28 fabrics includes spools, scissors, dresses, tape measures and more.  The sewing machine fabrics are available in two versions WITH and WITHOUT the Bernina logo text (you'll see the version I'm using does have the word Bernina typed on the machines) - the Bernina logo version is available ONLY from authorised Bernina dealers.  All fabrics in the collection are 100% cotton.

SEWING ROOM MUG RUG
When Benartex asked me to create a mug rug tute for their Mug Rug Blog Hop I knew I wanted to work with the Sewing Room line.  I'd already spotted it on their website and fallen in love with those Bernina sewing machines and Aurifil thread spools - two of my fave sewing items, I'm not known as a #Berninagirl and #Aurifilgirl for nothing!



I fussy cut from the fabric the machine that's closest to my own Bernina 440 and placed it alongside a strip of fussy cut tape measure and some fussy cut Aurifil thread spools - I was being very fussy ;D



And on the back, I included the selvedge strip text 'Sewing Room', it's just too wonderful not to make good use of it.


The Sewing Room Mug Rug is the perfect size for a mug of your favourite beverage and a handful of delicious biscuits or cookies or even a slice of cake - just what you need to give you an energy boost before you carry on stitching your latest project.


As you can see, I also made the Sewing Room Mug Rug to perfectly fit my tiny tea tray - it was a gift from my friend Susan Sato @Easy Piecing.  Susan sells the trays as part of a Sashiko kit and originally it was brown but I've given it a lick of white chalk paint to match my own decor.  


Reports that the cup of coffee and chocolate Hob Nobs were well dunked and consumed the moment the photo shoot was over are indeed correct.   You can't beat a good old English biccie and I thank the biccie angels continually for supplying this staple English food, albeit in the 'foreign food' aisle, in the supermarket next to my apartment here in the States.

If you haven't experienced an English chocolate Hob Nob, then you really don't know what you're missing and I suggest should the opportunity ever arise that you grab it with both hands and dunk that Hob Nob in the nearest hot cuppa and enjoy.  To illustrate how the Hob Nob is the King of English biscuits you may enjoy this video clip of Peter Kay, a northern English stand-up comedian, demonstrating the dunking power of said biscuit.


Get The Tute
 When you've enjoyed the pics and entered the giveaway you'll want to click over to the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog where my photo tute will guide you through making up your own version of the mug rug.  


Single Fold Binding Tute
Over on the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog I mentioned that I bound my mug rug with a single fold binding - click the image below to access my Single Fold Binding Tute, the perfect 1/4" finished binding for mug rugs and other small projects.



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Benartex Mug Rug Blog Hop Giveaway
Now let's talk about that Sewing Room fabric again and get on with the giveaway I mentioned earlier.

Your chance to win a Sewing Room FQ bundle!
open to US residents only 

For your chance to win a Sewing Room FQ bundle leave a comment telling me your favourite notion in your sewing room.

For an additional chance to win follow my blog in some way: blog reader; Bloglovin'FacebookInstagram; or my Newsletter and leave a separate comment letting me know.

And for one final chance to win follow Benartex's blogFacebook or Instagram and leave another comment below.

NOTE: Please be sure I can access your email. If you're a WordPress, Google+, no-reply or anonymous commenter, or maybe you're just not sure, please add your email address to each comment.  If I can't find you I'll immediately draw another winner. 

This giveaway is open to US residents only and closes on Saturday, 22 October 2016 at 10.00 am (EST).  A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post and announced on the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog.  Giveaway bundles will be mailed directly from Benartex to the winner.

Best of luck!

AND THE WINNER IS!!!


The winner of the Sewing Room FQ bundle is comment #224 by Beth.  Beth also shared that her favourite sewing room notion is her Bloc-Loc ruler - totally agree, Beth, I love my Bloc-Loc too.


Many congratulations Beth,  I've sent you an email asking for your snail mail address so be sure to check your junk folder if it isn't in your inbox. :D

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Visit All The Stops On The Blog Hop


Benartex is hosting a Mug Rug tute each day on their blog:

Benartex Mug Rug Blog Hop schedule - 19-21 October 2016:
Tuesday: Chris from made by ChrissieD featuring Sewing Room - YOU ARE HERE!
Wednesday: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts featuring Wings
Friday: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts featuring Kitchen Love

SEWING ROOM MUG RUG


Clicking on an image will take you to a new page of crafty goodness :)


Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Sewing Room fabric used for making the mug rug along with the FQ bundle giveaway is supplied by Benartex for the purposes of the blog hop and at no cost to mbCD, all other materials are my own.  In all other respects, this post is for informational purposes only and no payment or commission is received on click-throughs to links shared.


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282 comments:

  1. I love your mug rug. Too cute. My favourite notion is my rotary cutter x
    iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  2. I follow you on Bloglovin - I hop you draw a low number!!

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  3. My favorite notion is small olfa rotating cutting mat
    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  4. I follow you on bloglovin
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  5. I follow Benartex's blog
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  6. Oh my goodness! Now I will have to add your mug rug to my list. I love it. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  7. I am a happy follower on Facebook, e-mail and Instagram.

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  8. I also follow the Benartex blog Sew in love with fabric!

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  9. I love your little tea tray and mug rug. And this fabric is so adorable. My favorite notion in my sewing room are my rulers.

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  10. Love mug rugs! This one is great. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. Could not manage without it!

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  11. My favorite notion is my cutting mat. I recently just flipped it over and saw that there was a beautiful, new side to use. How great is that?! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  12. Following on bloglovin. Love the cute mug rug! It looks so cute in your tray. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  13. My favorite notion is my Bloc Loc ruler.

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  14. I love your mug rug! Also, I follow your blog.

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  15. I follow Benartex Fabrics on Instagram.

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  16. i follow you on blog lovin'.

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  17. i follow sew in love on blog lovin'.

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  18. my fave notions have to be my rotary cutter.

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  19. I have to say my favorite notion is my wonderful Bloc Loc ruler for squaring up HSTs! Love it! Your mug rug is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I follow you on Bloglovin....thanks for an extra chance to win.

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  21. I follow Benartex's blog, and I love to see the new fabrics as they show them!

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  22. Besides Aurifil thread and Schmetz needles, I particularly enjoy my Creative Grids 21.5 inch square ruler. It's perfect for squaring up blocks and helping cut large pieces of fabric.

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  23. I follow you via Bloglovin. And I appreciate the tutorial on single fold binding.

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  24. Love your mug rug! My favorite notion would have to be my rotary cutter. I couldn't get by without it.

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  25. I love all my rulers, I'd be lost without them. Love the little tea tray and those Hob Nobs look great. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  26. I follow you on IG and I get your newsletters. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  27. I follow the Sew in Love With Fabric blog via e-mail.

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  28. I follow Benartex on FB and I also get their newsletter. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  29. My favorite sewing room notion is my tool turn about that holds all my notions!! Love it

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  30. I love my 15" square, helps with almost all size blocks!

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  31. I follow you on Facebook and your blog. And follow the Benartex blog as well.

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  32. I follow you on bloglovin ♡
    Thanks for the opportunity, I would love to work with this fabric!

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  33. right now it is my first ever hand made pin cushion

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  34. My favorite sewing room notion would have to be the small rotary cutter and mat that I keep next to my machine. Saves a lot of time when squaring up HSTs that were cut slightly oversized. njjnoah@comcast.net

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  35. I follow Benartex's blog and Facebook page. njjnoah@comcast.net

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  36. I love your mug rug and the fabric line. Unfortunately, I'm in a small town and our local shops are very selective in the fabric they carry. Off to search for an online supply. :) azborn (at) cableone (dot) net

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  37. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter, and ruler.

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  38. My favorite notion is a little pincushion on an elastic strip that I wear on my finger. It is made by wrapping fabric around some stuffing and gluing it into a bottle cap. It is so handy! I love it. Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous fabric line. Helen G.
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  39. gotta be my seam ripper - can't live without it

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  40. I follow you by email. hrglover at hotmail dot com

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  41. Wonderful tutorial and lovely fabric. I also love the little tea tray. Great idea. Seems like every sewing room should have one of these, with a mug rug from these fabrics.

    Favorite tool in my sewing room? My rotary cutter is probably my most used, which I wouldn't want to create with out. But I also have a pair of snippet scissors that I keep by my machine and absolutely love.

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  42. I follow via blogluvin

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  43. I follow the Benartex blog, Sew In love, a variety of ways, but via My Creative Blog List http://mycreativebloglist.blogspot.com/ is my favorite.

    QuiltShopGal
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  44. My favorite is the rotary cutter. I remember tracing cardboard templates and pinning on the pencil lines. Soo much faster with the cutter and more accurate. Thanks

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  45. LOOOOVE your Mug Rug!!! Fabrics are Super cool too! My favorite notion is definitely my rotary cutter...but my acrylic Templates are my favorite helpers!! :)

    Thank you for chance tow win your Give-a-way!! :D

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  46. I already follow you on Bloglovin & your Newsletter too :)

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  47. Already follow Benartex's Blog, and thru email too :)

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  48. Mug rug is too cute. I follow by email. Thanks for your tutorial.

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  49. What a cute mug rug, and the idea of putting it in a small tray is fantastic. My favorite sewing notion has to be my Splash rotary cutter. Love the fun colors. Thank you for the opportunity to win this great fabric line.
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  50. I love the way this rug mug turned out. I especially like the selvage included on the back.

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  51. My favorite sewing notion is my 6 1/2 in square ruler; it's handy for so many things.

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  52. I'm subscribed to mbCD newsletter.

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  53. Got to be my tweezers! They, in one way or need, get used every time I am quilting or piecing. Mr. Seam Ripper was a close second.

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  54. I follow Benartex on Instagram.

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  55. What a cute mug rug! My favorite notion is my left-handed rotary cutter!
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  56. bloglovin follower: Nicole Sender & instagram follower: minibea123
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  57. Benartex instagram follower: minibea123
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  58. I'd like to say it's my rotary cutter, but I'm afraid it's actually my seam ripper...

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  59. And I follow you on feedly!

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  60. Couldn't live without my rotary cutter!

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  61. Follow Benartex on Facebook.

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  62. My favorite notion is my rotating cutting mat. I love this fabric collection!
    ceciliayoung @ gmx.com

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  63. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.
    ceciliayoung @gmx.com

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  64. I follow Benartex on Facebook, Instagram, and their blog. 😊
    ceciliayoung @ gmx.com

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  65. My favourite notion (pretty much all of 'em!) is my rotary cutter; my first quilt was made using scissors, and corrugated cardboard for templates, and I was NOT a fan...LOL the block was Grandmother's Fan (didn't see the pun until I started to type the block!). I also love my wine cork! I stick my seam ripper in it!! :-)

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  66. I follow you on bloglovin and on Instagram

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  67. I follow Benartex's blog Sew In Love (With Fabric) on bloglovin' on Instagram and by email.

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  68. My favorite notion is my seam ripper. I'm never without it

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  69. My sewing machine is my favorite. If you want a smaller notion, it would be my ruler/cutter combo. It cuts fabric so effortlessly that I can't wait to cut something out.
    ndfromsd atgmaildotcom

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  70. I love that your mug rug fits that little tray, so cute, now I find a tray...My favorite notion are my quilting pins, actually. Longer pins, easier for me to use!

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  71. My favorite notion is my seam ripper. I use it nearly every time I sew.

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  72. I have been following your blog with bloglovin.

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  73. A seam ripper is always handy! napajeank@aol.com

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  74. Very cute mug rug. My favorite notion would be the snips I keep near my machine.

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  75. I love mug rugs. Makes great use of small pieces. My favorite is my small 2 1/2 x 6" ruler. I use that for a lot of things.

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  76. That's my machine, so I'm really tempted by this fabric. I also love my Olfa Splash and Clover white-handled seam ripper.

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  77. My favorite notion is probably my 6.5" Bloc-Loc Ruler - it's saved my sanity many times! Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway - love those sewing machines!

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  78. Of course I follow you! And by the way, I love that you put your mug rug in a tray - brilliant!!

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  79. And I'm now following the Benartex blog, too! Hugs!

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  80. I just followed your blog and went to Benartex to follow them on Facebook.

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  81. My favorite tool is a rotary cutter with a brand new blade put into it! Lovely and sharp. I always give a big smile when I change my blade.

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  82. Pellon SF101 woven interfacing. Great for shaping bags, adds a lil structure to my mug rugs too.
    Thank you.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. Just signed up for your newsletter Chrissie. Thank you.

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. Definitely my sharp gingher scissors. I can't work without them!

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  85. I follow benartex on Facebook

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  86. My favorite tool is my pair of Karen Kay Buckley serrated scissors. Love them!

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  87. I follow Benartex via Bloglovin

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  88. I follow Benartex on their blog

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  89. Although my rotary cutter is my faithful friend in the sewing room the telescoping pin pickerupper that I got in a guild door prize is my best friend (and the dog who does not like pins on the floor!!!) mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I get your newsletter and follow on your blog. I have to have a good seam ripper for unsewing and I love the Bloc Loc ... and everything quilting..

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  91. Whoops ... should have left two comments .. I follow your newsletter on this comment. LOL Your blog on the first one ... thanks.

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  92. Love your mug rugs-what wonderful fabric! I hate to say it, but my seam ripper is my go-to notion I mean what would I do without it?).

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  93. Your mug rug made to fit inside the little tray is a wonderful idea! I love my rotary cutter!

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  94. I would have to say my small bernina stitch ripper. Small, sharp, quick & easy ripping...and where there is stitching there is ripping!!

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  95. I enjoy your newsletter in my email box on a regular basis! How exciting to live in such a rich fabric, fiber, fashion center as NYC!

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  96. My small Olfa scissors that have serrated blades.
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  97. My favorite sewing notion would have to be Wonder Clips. Love your mug rug and the bright colors of the fabric. What a great way to brighten up a sewing room.

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  98. I'm a new follower of your blog via Bloglovin.

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  99. I follow Benartex via Google Friends Connect and Facebook.

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  100. My favorite notion (at the moment - I love gadgets!) is my Creative Grids Stripology ruler.

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  101. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin'.

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  102. I really love the mug rug! My favorite notion is my rotary cutter. Thank you for the chance.

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  103. My favorite notion are good pins.

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  104. I follow the Benartex blolg.

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  105. Sharp pointed little nippers are my fave

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  106. I love my Wonderclips and my felted wool pincushion

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  107. I love my June Tailor ruler. Don't know how I use to cut strips of fabric. Thanks for the cutest giveaway.

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  108. I follow you through Bloglovin

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  109. My favorite item would be my Ott lite in the swing arm lamp. Makes seeing everything so much easier.

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  110. I just signed up for your newsletter.

    weedymama at gmail

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  111. My favorite would have to be mt stiletto. It came with my first new sewing machine. Cute mug rugs and great fabric.

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  112. Just signed up for your newsletter.

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  113. My wonderclips and my thread clippers ate my favorite tools.

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  114. I follow you on Instagram and bloglovin.

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  115. I follow benartex on Instagram and bloglovin.

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  116. My favorite sewing notion is a hand carved seam ripper that a friend's father made for me. It is super sharp and has a stiletto on the opposite end. I use it a lot!

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  117. I follow you on Bloglovin and IG!

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  118. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin' too!

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  119. It has to be my rotary cutter. I remember the good old days when we didn't have these.

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  120. Love the mug rug💕 My favorite notion is my scissors.

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  121. I follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram

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  122. I have a 1x6 ruler that I use every day.

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  123. I follow your newsletter by email

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  124. I follow Bernatex by Facebook.

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  125. Follow you on Instagram- (my favorite social media)

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  126. My favorite notion is my darning egg that may be about 100 years old. I love it because I no longer have to darn socks with it! Cuter by the day...

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  127. I use a wooden wallpaper seam roller for "finger pressing" and when paper piecing and it is wonderful!

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  128. I follow you on my blogger dashboard/GFC and get your newsletter.

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  129. I follow the Benartex blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  130. Such a cute mug rug. You did a very well documented tutorial too. I always appreciate the pictures. Very helpful. The fabric is super cute too. My favorite tool is my rotary cutter, especially with a new blade.

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  131. I follow your blog by email.

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  132. I follow benartex blog also by email.

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  133. I love my square up ruler!! Thank you!

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  134. I follow your blog w/ Bloglovn! tks!!

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  135. I follow the Benartex blog with bloglovn too! thanks again!!

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  136. My favorite sewing notion must be my seam ripper since it always seems to be in my hand....seriously though my favorite is my rotary cutter.

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  137. Cute rug mug! I hope to make some of these soon. My favorite tool(s) are my clear rulers. I use them for everything, even if it'snot sewing related! sayers.gmlren@gmail.com

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  138. My favorite notion has to be my seam ripper. Can't get along without it!

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  139. I follow you via Bloglovin'.
    krseitz at earthlink dot net

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  140. I follow Benartex on Instagram. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!
    krseitz at earthlink dot net.

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  141. My favorite notion is my Creative Grids ruler...I just love how it grips the fabric while I'm cutting!

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  142. My favorite notion of all time is the Folded Corner Clipper.
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  143. I follow you on FB
    akk_nana@yahoo.com

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  144. I follow Benartex Fabrics on FB
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  145. My favorite notion is my cone thread holder!

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  146. Can't do without my bamboo skewer. It's the best stiletto for the machine--won't break the needle if it goes under.

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  147. Wonder clips are my favorite notion.

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  148. I follow your blog on Bloglovin

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  149. My favorite notion is my seam ripper!

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  150. following Bernartex on facebook

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  151. My favorite sewing notion/tool in my kit are my rotary cutter and a good ruler. I occasionally use the cutter without a ruler but with the ruler was a game changer for me. Thanks for the mug rug tutorial, perfect little 'thank you' gift for some people I know. (bolderbaker.at.gmail.dot.com)

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  152. I just found your blog via the Sew in Love (with Fabric) blog. I'm a Bernina (330) and Aurifil girl, too. Your mug rug is very cute and I love how it fits in your little tray.
    My (current) favorite notion is my magnetic pin holder (red and heart-shaped, so it's functional and pretty). My favorite sort-of notion is my empty Godiva chocolate box. If you like chocolate, be sure to purchase a box of chocolates (or better yet, truffles) when you get a chance. The chocolate is delicious and the boxes are good sizes and pretty sturdy. I keep one near my machine and it holds things like scissors, seam ripper, tweezers, nail file, etc. It keeps those smaller things corralled at my sewing area and when I travel with my machine, the lid goes on and it fits right on top of my machine in the machine case.
    (amrenger at gmail dot com)

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  153. I just subscribed to your newsletter.
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  154. I follow Benartex via Sew in Love (with Fabric).
    (amrenger at gmail dot com)

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  155. Love your mug rug. My favorite tool is my spinning rotary mat.

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  156. I receive your newsletter and follow your blog.

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  157. My favorite would be my shears.

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  158. My favorite notion/tool are my Gingher Dressmaker's Shears! I like my rotary cutter, too, but nothing beats my scissors!

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  159. I follow your blog on Bloglovin'!

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  160. My favorite notion is my rotary cutter.
    maryrakron@aol (dot)com

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  161. I receive your newsletter by email.
    maryrakron@aol(dot)com

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  162. Thanks for the tutorial on your cute mug rug! I enjoyed the biscuit-dipping comedy routine as well.
    One of my favorite sewing notions is a long handled, sharp-pointed pair of tweezers. I use it like a stiletto and pulling up bobbin threads

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  163. I follow & enjoy your email Newsletter, Chrissie.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  164. Chrissie, I have an electric (OK, battery-operated) seam ripper, that I love because it makes short work of ripping seams--such a time-saver.

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  165. My 12 inch square ruler is my best friend. :)
    craftyccain@gmail.com

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  166. I like my scissors and rulers. Thanks for the great giveaway! vickise at Gmail dot com

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