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Friday, 22 September 2017

Meadow Dance Blog Hop for Benartex

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Welcome to the final day of the Benartex Meadow Dance Blog Hop.


Disclosure: 
Meadow Dance fabric used for making the project 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.

I love Amanda Murphy's fabric lines - I've shared projects made from two earlier lines with you previously.  Remember these?  You can click on the images to see the original posts/tutes.

A Sewing Basket by www.madebyChrissieD.com Table Topper Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com Mug Rug Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

So, when Benartex asked me if I'd like to take part in the Meadow Dance Blog Hop to showcase Amanda's latest fabric collection, my answer was "Yes, please"!

Meadow Dance by Amanda Murphy has 28 fabrics and a learning panel designed for long arm quilting too.  With focal prints and smaller florals and textures in plum, turquoise, green, grey, white, red, aqua, orange, coral and yellow ... my own favourite is the crochet lace, absolutely stunning ... and they're all 100% cotton.
  
I chose 11 fabrics to play work with 😉, limiting my colour palette to mainly aqua, grey, red and green then including the white on white floral blender to give the eye somewhere to rest.

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Excitedly, I designed a fabric runner but then Hurricane Irma headed our way and we had to evacuate from our south Florida home.  Change of plan - in order to have everything ready in time for the blog hop I've switched to making a Meadow Dance cushion.  It's a quick make and I already have the pillow back tute available on my blog so that's what I'm sharing today.  

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com 
Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.comMeadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.comMeadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

However, I couldn't miss out on making that fabric runner - I have a sideboard in my studio that's crying out for it so I've made that too. 

Meadow Dance Table Runner Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The tute's not quite finalised so I'll be sharing it here on my blog early next week - follow me so you don't miss it.

Meadow Dance Cushion
The pillow cover fits an 18" pillow insert. 

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The tute for Meadow Dance pillow front is available today here on the Benartex Sew in Love {with Fabric} blog. 

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Tips + Tutes
Additional tutes and tips to help you make the project are all available here on my blog, click on the images to access them.

Hidden Zipper Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com No More Empty Pillow Corners Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com How To Make HSTs by www.madebyChrissieD.com Pros and Cons of Pressing Seams Open or to Side by www.madebyChrissieD.comHow To Nest Seams by www.madebyChrissieD.com How To Join Pressed Open Seams Accurately by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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Benartex Meadow Dance Blog Hop Giveaway
Now let's talk fabric and giveaways, Benartex is giving away a Meadow Dance fat quarter bundle right here on my blog.

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Your chance to win a Meadow Dance FQ bundle!
open to US residents only

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

For your chance to win a Meadow Dance FQ bundle leave a comment telling me your favourite flower.

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, Pinterest 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 Monday, 25 September 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 Meadow Dance FQ bundle by Amanda Murphy for Benartex is comment #9 by Rochelle aka Bella Quilts.  



Rochelle couldn't pick one fave flower as she has so many, and wouldn't her choices make any garden look beautiful?!  


Thanks to Rochelle and everyone who asked after my Florida home after my evacuation due to Hurricane Irma.  There was no damage to the house, though things weren't so good in the garden.  Most of the trees are down - palms, mango, papaya, lychee and more.  It's sad to see but things could have been very much worse and we are thankful that no-one was hurt.


Many congratulations Rochelle,  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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Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Visit All The Stops On The Blog Hop


Benartex is hosting a Meadow Dance Blog Hop tute daily on their blog.

Benartex Meadow Dance Blog Hop schedule - 19-22 September 2017:
Tuesday: Alison @Little Bunny Quilts
Thursday: from Sandra @MMM Quilts
Friday: Chris @made by ChrissieD

Click here to visit Amanda's website and find her patterns.

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Don't forget to come back early next week to pick up that matching free Point To Point Runner tute - it adds a great design element to the back of a sofa too.

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion And Table Runner Tutes by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Meadow Dance Cushion

Meadow Dance Pillow Cushion Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
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Disclosure/Disclaimer: 
Meadow Dance fabric used for making this project 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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141 comments:

  1. Chrissie, you always know just how to make the best use of gorgeous fabrics! The modern touch of this pillow design and table runner are lovely! Meadow Dance would be so much fun to create with as all of the fabrics are beautiful! My favorite flower is the cleome...they come up as volunteers every year in my front garden and spread their joy across the walkway!

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  2. I am a happy Bloglovin' and IG follower of yours!

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  3. I like peonies

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  4. I follow via bloglovin

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  5. Great project. Thanks for sharing. I like peonies. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  6. I follow on Facebook. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  7. Tulips! I love everything Amanda Murphy does too!

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  8. I love pansies, irises, sunflowers, nasturtiums and so many more. Thank you for a great tutorial. Hope your Florida home is okay.

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  9. Daisies, but I'm a gardener and love all flowers. I like your pillow, and like the band you sewed to the edge of the back opening. That's a nice touch.

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  10. tulips in the spring and lilies in the summer - fall brings dahlias and there is nothing prettier at christmas time than a shooting star hydrangea in white - if you haven't seen one, then it is a must find.

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  11. Love your pillow - so colorful. The hidden zipper is a nice touch. Love your blog.

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  12. My favourite flowers are Freesias.

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  13. My favorite flowers are Lilacs! brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  14. Wow--you want us to choose just one favorite flower? I absolutely love peonies, pansies columbine, lilies, iris, tulips, I can go on & on! They do seem to be mostly the spring flowers!

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  15. I follow you in all the ways--FB, IG, & I subscribe to your newsletter!

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  16. I do follow you on Bloglovin'. But am signing up for your newsletter today! brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  17. I do follow Bernatex by newsletter! brend_ack@yahoo.com

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  18. Hello,
    My favorite flower is the Lily. I will be back for the table runner! Your tutorial for the pillow made it sound so easy. Thank you! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  19. I love daisies- always have, always will! Thank you for sharing your pretty pillow & the tip about the table runner, Susan

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  20. I follow you by email! Thank you, Susan

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  21. I follow Benartex on Facebook! Thank you, Susan

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  22. Love your pillow! My favorite flower is a Gerber Daisy.

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  23. I follow you via Bloglovin' & Instagram.

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  24. I follow Benartex via e-mail & Instagram.

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  25. I just love Gerber/Gerbera Daisies. Sadly though, the deer in my neighborhood love them too -- to eat! Your projects are gorgeous and I love this fabric collection!

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  26. I follow your blog on my blogger dashboard/GFC.

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  27. My favorite flowers are roses.

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  28. I follow you in many ways, including via your newsletter, via my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email addy.

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  29. I follow the Benartex blog using my wordygirl at earthlink dot net email addy.

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  30. Lilac is one of my favorites. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. Following you on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  32. Following Benartex on Bloglovin'. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  33. I Love that pillow! And the back is as pretty as the front. Definitely a win-win. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.
    My favorite flower is the Yellow Rose.

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  34. I also follow Benartex on Bloglovin.

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  35. Love the pillow. I love hydrangeas!!! I sub'd to your newsletter!

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  36. My favorite flower is the purple flower of an eggplant plant.

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  37. My favorite is purple wisteria

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  38. i follow Benartex via email and FB

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  39. I love roses...my dad used to grow oodles of them in our yard when I was a kid...always loved the different fragrances they would have. Your pillow and runner turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I follow the Benartex blog via Bloglovin.

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  41. I love daisies! And I love this pillow!

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  42. Very cool project! My favorite flower is a Dahlia. Have a great day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  43. I love flowers of all kinds, but my favorite is iris, or maybe rose, or peonies. Anyway, I love this fabric line especially the focus fabric with the white background. Great directions as always.
    Pat

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  44. I follow your blog and newsletter by email.
    Pat

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  45. I follow the Benartex blog by email.
    Pat

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  46. I follow you by email! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  47. I follow Benartex by email also! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  48. I love mini carnations! thank you!

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  49. I follow your blog with bloglovn

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  50. I follow the Benatrix blog also!

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  51. I love gardenias! Cute pillow and table runner!

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  52. I follow Benartex's blog via email.

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  53. I also follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  54. I love most varieties of Penstemons.

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  55. Although not a flower, I love flowering dogwood blooms in the spring.
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  56. Happy follower with bloglovin.

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  57. I love tulips and marigolds. I planted a tulip garden over 20 yrs ago with at least 20+ varieties of tulips. i hope the current home owner is enjoying this garden.

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  58. I follow you blog via Bloglovin. The fabric combo used for the pillow backing just makes me smile. I love those fabrics together.

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  59. I follow Benartex via Bloglovin, IG, Pinterest. I think that is it. I love their fabrics.

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  60. I love tropical colored hibiscus. Feels like a mini vacation. Love your pillow patterns

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  61. I love yellow roses and peonies, they remind me of my late Mom. The pillow pattern is great and would work with all kinds of fabrics. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. I love hydrangeas and lilacs the best!

    Love your projects and this fabric is just beautiful!
    Sandy A

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  63. I follow you through Blog Lovin

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  64. I follow Benartex through Blog Lovin, too!
    Sandy A

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  65. Fabulous look to this
    pillow design, very pretty.
    Carla from Utah

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  66. I follow Benartex on
    Facebook and their blog.
    Carla from Utah

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  67. I love roses and
    carnations! Happy
    first day of Autumn.
    Carla from Utah

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  68. My favorite flower is the tulip!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
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  69. I follow you via bloglovin. I like the way you make the back of your pillow.
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  70. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric via email notification.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  71. I love lilacs. Both of your projects are awesome with this beautiful fabric collection.

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  72. I'm subscribed to receive your newsletters via email.

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  73. Sorry I needed to delete the two above comments. I follow Benartex via Blogger (GFC), Facebook and Instagram.

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  74. I follow you on facebook, bloglovin, and newsletter.

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  75. I follow Benartex on facebook, pinterest, instagram and blog.

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  76. My favorite flower is the rose. They smell so good!

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  77. I love the old fashioned roses that smell so good--my mother had one when I was little.
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  78. I follow you on Bloglovin'--have made a quilt from one of your tutorials that I believe had "golden" in the name--really like it and I used fall colors--Thanks for your inspiration!!
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  79. I follow Benartex on Bloglovin'.
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  80. Carnations are my favorite flower!

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  81. I follow Benartex on Instagram.

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  82. I love primroses-such cheerful colors in the spring.

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  83. I follow the Benartex blog.

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  84. I love your creations! My favorite flower is bird of paradise.

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  85. I follow you on Bloglovin. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  86. I follow Benartex on Facebook and its blog.

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  87. My favorite flower is the sunflower. Great pillow cover!
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  88. Follow you on bloglovin: Nicole Sender.
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  89. Follow Benartex's blog on Bloglovin: Nicole Sender.
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  90. I love Sunflowers in the Summer, Tulips in the Spring.

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  91. My favorite flower is the Stargazer Lily - for it's beauty and it's wonderful scent.
    Thanks for the give away. C_dragon at earthlink.net

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  92. Forced to choose, I'd say the Black Eyed Susan.I follow your newsletter.

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    1. mmsrygley@gmail.com #105.If forced to choose, I'd say the Black Eyed Susan.

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  93. My favorite flower is Forget Me Not.

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  94. I follow you on Instagram, @notqnot .

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  95. Lovely cushion! My fav flowers are pansies!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  96. Tulips have always been my favorite followed by pansies!

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  97. I am a new newsletter subscriber

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  98. Love your projects. Sunflowers are so warm in the fall.

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  99. Sunflowers.
    Can't wait for the table runner tute. I adore the back of your Meadow Dance pillow too.
    Thank you for sharing all your tips, you're always spot on!

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  100. Chrissie I follow via Bloglovin.
    HOpe all is okay now in your FL home/area.

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  101. I love roses. They are truly God's works of art!!

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  102. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

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  103. It's a toss up between peonies and hydrangeas!

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  104. I think daisies are my favorite flower, looks so happy.

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  105. I follow your posts via Bloglovin...

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  106. Love the pillow, but I need to make the runner! I am looking forward to the tutorial. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  107. My favorite flower is the Sunflower. I follow your blog through newsletters, it helps so I can save your projects/tutorials in my to-do list folder. You keep filling it up! Thank you for that :)

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  108. I follow Benartex on Instagram, Facebook, and I receive their newsletters.

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  109. I love your table runner! My favorite flower is the Alaskan Wild Iris. It's so beautiful and it grows in the yuckiest places. I love that about it besides its elegance of course!

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  110. Really nice pillow with great fabric! My favorite flower is the sunflower-beautiful to look at and me and the birds love the seeds!

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  111. I follow Benartex on their blog.

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  112. My favorite flowers are roses. Love the cushion and the tablerunner.

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  113. I follow your blog on bloglovin'.

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  114. I follow Bernartex by e-mail and on Facebook.

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  115. I truly have a "brown thumb" but my favorite flowers are Tulips or daffodils ~ Usually the first sign of spring around here!

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  116. LOVE your Pillow!! Thank you for sharing Tutorial!! Looking forward to Tablerunner How-to as well!!

    Looove Daisies!! ( and a gazillion other flowers, but daisies are my Favorite!!)

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  117. I follow you thru Email, Bloglovin & Pinterest :) Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  118. My favorite flower is a purple Rose of Sharon, from our bushes. They are so delicate!
    LOVE your pillow ! SHows the fabrics off so well, too. And of course, love the covered zipper backing!
    Susie

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  119. I follow your blog by email!
    Susie

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  120. I follow Benartex on IG !!
    Susie

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  121. I love roses. That is some pretty fabric.

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