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Patchwork Please! Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

August 19th, 2013

Welcome to the Zakka Along 2 to celebrate Ayumi’s Patchwork Please! book! My turn on the Zakka Along is making the Happy Hexagon Trivet. My heart feels likes it’s squeezing as I look at all the beautiful photos of the projects in Ayumi’s book. Patchwork Please! is a smorgasbord of yummy projects for every taste, every occasion and every skill level. I love Ayumi and I love her all projects.  And of course I love Ayumi’s lunch bag pattern - it’s only a matter of weeks and I’ll be on my one dozen’th one.
Patchwork Please!, photo by Happy Zombie, on Flickr

For my Happy Hexagon trivet I chose some fabrics from a cute Kawaii roll I got from Bunny’s Designs and paired it with some Robert Kaufman’s Essex Yarn Dyed (in Flax). Like mac n cheese, the two play so beautifully together. But then E V E R Y T H I N G plays beautifully with Essex!  For the center piece I made my own pieced unit so I could use the little scrap of monkey I had.   I chose to use the freezer paper method (which I learned how to do when I made my Treat Yo Self quilt from the Refrigerator Magnets Quilt Blocks pattern by Elizabeth) to make the trivet.  By using the freezer paper, I was able to get my fussy cuts just perfect.  Iron over what I wanted visible, and then trim it ¼” past the paper’s edge.  Brilliant.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

When I got to the Essex round, I stitched on large scraps, pressed…
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

…and then pressed on the freezer paper and lobbed off the fabric at  ¼” past the paper’s edge.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

Next round I did the same thing - pressed my freezer paper on to my fabric to fussy cut, and then cut ¼” past the paper’s edge, and then joined it to the hexagon.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

After the yellow round, I did the same method as the previous round with Essex - stitched on, press freezer paper on, and then trim.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

Rinse. Lather. Repeat. Bind.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

I finished the trivet with some hand quilting.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

GIVEAWAY #1
I have some fabulous goodies for my giveaway furnished to me by Robert Kaufman, Form & Fabric, Pellon and Aurifil
Robert Kaufman: Four half-yards of Essex Yarn Dyed
Form & Fabric: Bundle of sunshiny fabrics plus some their signature kick-ass stickers
Pellon: Sampler “color cards” of their batting and interfacing products
Aurifil: Thread, thread, glorious thread

Just leave a comment below and I’ll have random.org draw a winner on Thursday, August 22, 2013 around noon ish PST.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

GIVEAWAY #2
Want to join in on the Zakka Along 2? Want to win some cool stuff? Be sure to visit A Quilter’s Table for the Zakka Along 2 for the link-up info and to enter for a Kawaii roll from Bunny’s Designs and other great prizes.
Patchwork Please!  Zakka Along 2: Happy Hexagon Trivet

Want to zakka along, too?  You can join in the fun at the Zakka Along 2 flickr group here.  Check out the Zakka Along 2 tour’s past, present and future:

.June 3: Penny of Sew Take a Hike –> Bell Pepper Coasters
.June 10:  Maureen of MC Handmade–> Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Towels
.June 17:  Anna of Noodlehead –> Lettered Tea Cozy & Teabag Pouch
.June 24:  Angela of Cut to Pieces –> Polka Dot Café Apron
.July 1:  Lynne of Lily’s Quilts –> Diamond Patchwork Placemat
.July 8:  Lindsey of LRstitched –> Yum Yum Apple Bib
.July 15:  Sukie of Sukie Don’t Ya Know –> Dino-Mite Hat
.July 22:  Jennifer of Ellison Lane –> Books for Baby Quilt
.July 29:  Krista of Poppyprint –> My Scrappy Box
.Aug 5:  Kerry of Very Kerry Berry –> Swedish Bloom Time Lap Quilt
.Aug 12:  Tamiko of Patchwork Notes –> You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket
.Aug 19:  Monica of Happy Zombie –> Happy Hexagon Trivet
.Aug 26:  Krista of Spotted Stone Studio –> Piece of Cake Shopping Bag
.Sep 2:  Lori of Bee in My Bonnet –> Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
.Sep 9:  Amy of During Quiet Time –> Vintage Pencil Case
.Sep 16:  Svetlana of SOTAK Handmade –> I Love My iPad Quilted Cover
.Sep 23:  Amber of One Shabby Chick –> Handy Market Tote
.Sep 30:  Debbie of A Quilter’s Table –> Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
.Oct 7:  Leila of Where the Orchids Grow –> Prettified Pincushion

RESOURCES:.
Patchwork Please! book
- Author: Ayumi Takahashi
Giveaways:.
- Giveaway #1 at Happy Zombie
- Giveaway #2 at A Quilter’s Table
Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please!.
- Flickr Group
- Hosts Lindsey and Debbie
Promotions.
- Robert Kaufman
- Bunny’s Designs
- Form & Fabric
- Pellon
- Aurifil

Edited in: The giveaway has now ended, and using random.org for comments 1-498, the winner is #212 by montse (of Spain!!) from Montse Cose Cose. Congratulations, Montseta!! This giveaway could not be more international (Japan, Italy, USA and Spain!) - I love that!!

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502 Responses

  1. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    I love your patchwork trivet and the giveaway is awesome. Thank you for the chance to win

    Jackie x



  2. The fabulous Kelly W-S allegedly said:

    Ooooh! Cute cute cute! So sweet you really need a toothache warning.



  3. The fabulous Alyce {Blossom Heart Quilts} allegedly said:

    Oh so kawaii indeed! Love the fussy cutting!



  4. The fabulous Shelly S. allegedly said:

    I’m ashamed to admit that I love and own Ayumi’s book, but have yet to make a project. Too much work and not enough play makes Shelly a dull (and cranky) girl! Turning 50 this week, ugh! In my mind I’m still 20, but my knees say otherwise.



  5. The fabulous Adrianne allegedly said:

    Eek I love that Robert Kaufman are now doing more colours of the Yarn Dyed Essex - it’s so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.



  6. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    I agree with you, Essex rocks!! I started my trivet last night and it’s coming together smoothly :)

    Cindy



  7. The fabulous Laura B allegedly said:

    The linen ’solid’ looks great alternated with the prints. I’ll have to look for Ayumi’s books.



  8. The fabulous Amy L. allegedly said:

    You make this look verrry easy. Like I could almost do this… and with the gorgeous prizes from the generous, I think I could.



  9. The fabulous Sarah Schraw allegedly said:

    Hmm I definitely need this book. Cute cute cute.



  10. The fabulous Mandy allegedly said:

    Beautiful work, and fantastic giveaway thank you!



  11. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    What a cute little trivet! I love Ayumi’s little projects. Thanks for the opportunity.



  12. The fabulous Eileen DiPietro allegedly said:

    I love your fabric choices. This has been a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance.



  13. The fabulous Gill allegedly said:

    Fabulous! I love the fabrics you used!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!



  14. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I’m ready to grab my book and go make a trivet!



  15. The fabulous Mhairi allegedly said:

    That is the cutest trivet!! I love the fabrics you have used. Thanks so much for sharing it.



  16. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Love it!



  17. The fabulous Kelly allegedly said:

    how COOL!!! even if super CUTE! ;-) SO cool I might even be tempted to try one!! (or two) Thanks for sharing!!! & for the opportunity to win.



  18. The fabulous Leslie J allegedly said:

    Love your blog, and Ayumi’s new baby is the cutest!!



  19. The fabulous Colleen from Washington allegedly said:

    Love your block! thanks for the chance at the fab fabric!



  20. The fabulous Sheryl allegedly said:

    Such a cute project. Everything I’ve seen from the Patchwork Please book looks so adorable



  21. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Essex is yummy. I’m intrigued with the freezer paper technique. It’s always great to learn something new.



  22. The fabulous Melissa L allegedly said:

    Excellent directions! I love your trivet. And thanks for the chance to win.



  23. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    Your trivet turned out really cute!



  24. The fabulous Stephanie allegedly said:

    I love your Hexy logcabinish trivet :)



  25. The fabulous elsa allegedly said:

    Love your trivet and what a great idea using freezer paper to get the perfect cut! Thanks for the great giveaway!



  26. The fabulous Ivy allegedly said:

    What a cute trivet!



  27. The fabulous Pattij allegedly said:

    Really LOVE your trivet and the colors you chose!



  28. The fabulous Johanna Lovering allegedly said:

    Thanks for showing such a great tutorial of how to make this trivet. Just seeing each step of the process makes it look so easy to make.
    Loved your post of the Jimmy Fallon clip.



  29. The fabulous Ben allegedly said:

    I love the yarn-dyed Essex. Great trivet!



  30. The fabulous Kristin S. allegedly said:

    I finally understand the freezer paper method! Thanks!! (I love to foundation-piece but I can see the logic in precise cutting and no tearing afterward.) Very cool. And your linen layers are marvelous - think I’ll try my hand at one today.



  31. The fabulous Janey allegedly said:

    Love the little monkeys in the trivet!



  32. The fabulous Heidi allegedly said:

    That freezer paper method is genius! Love your trivet :)



  33. The fabulous Lou allegedly said:

    Love teh trivet!!!
    Will def order the book now!



  34. The fabulous Melissia Barron allegedly said:

    I can’t wait to try some of these fun projects. Thanks for the giveaway.



  35. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    I love how you used the freezer paper! What a great idea :). I can’t wait to give this a go!



  36. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I love your trivet! Great job! I already made one but might try out the freezer paper technique on my second one. Thanks for the giveaway as well and new zombie follower here!



  37. The fabulous Cortney D allegedly said:

    Ooh, what a fun giveaway. And that trivet is so awesome I don’t think I could bring myself to ever use it! HA! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!



  38. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Thank you for the great tutorial on the freezer-paper method. Adorable trivet.



  39. The fabulous Anna allegedly said:

    Your trivet is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway :)



  40. The fabulous Jayme C allegedly said:

    Love it!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you had fun visiting WC! My mom and grandpa still live there.



  41. The fabulous Anita allegedly said:

    I love your trivet, it is so fun. School starts up next week, I anxious to get back to my sewing room.



  42. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Beautiful trivet! Thanks for the giveaway.



  43. The fabulous Vicki Hill allegedly said:

    I like how you do the fussy cutting, the trivet is lovely. Thanks for the giveaway.



  44. The fabulous Linda allegedly said:

    Your trivet is adorable and thanks for the tips on making it! Keeping my fingers crossed on winning the goodies. It’s a fantastic “prize”. Thanks for the chance to win it.



  45. The fabulous Chelle allegedly said:

    So pretty!



  46. The fabulous starjumper allegedly said:

    that fabric is SO cute! i just can’t get enough kawaii fabric!!!



  47. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Love everything about your trivet Monica! I have to get busy on mine.



  48. The fabulous Tina allegedly said:

    Oh My! Your patchwork trivet is darling! Love It!



  49. The fabulous M allegedly said:

    Oh your trivet looks so cute!! Especially with all the little monkeys in the centre:)



  50. The fabulous Chelsie allegedly said:

    I really need to get her book now. This trivet has been my favorite project so far! Thanks for the giveaway :)



  51. The fabulous Kay Profitt allegedly said:

    Love the patchwork trivet.



  52. The fabulous Cathy Morton allegedly said:

    Very cute trivet. I’ll put it on my list of future projects.



  53. The fabulous Paulette Niedo allegedly said:

    Want so badly to win. I have never won anything and reluctantly keep trying. I love the trivet and the fabric. Would be such fun to make.



  54. The fabulous Renee allegedly said:

    What a fabulous giveaway! I have been looking for a good reason to buy some of that essex yarn dyed fabric, it’s so pretty, love the texture.



  55. The fabulous Jean allegedly said:

    Love, love, love that trivet! And the give-aways — wow! Thank you for the opportunity to win!



  56. The fabulous Vera allegedly said:

    I love her lunch bag pattern too. Your trivet looks great. I especialy like the hand stitching on it.



  57. The fabulous K M Pollard allegedly said:

    Such a darling project! Thanks for the tute!



  58. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Beautiful trivet! Especially the monkeys :) Great giveaway as well, can’t get enough of the essex yarn dyed!



  59. The fabulous Melany allegedly said:

    Just found your blog. Looking forward to checking out every bit.



  60. The fabulous Amy C allegedly said:

    Wow your fussy cutting trick is a revelation! I love the trivet - I am off to pick some fabric to make one!!



  61. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Love the hexagon trivet!



  62. The fabulous Renae allegedly said:

    Great tutorial! Thanks for the chance to win.



  63. The fabulous Chris allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance.



  64. The fabulous H Henny allegedly said:

    Absolutely beautiful.



  65. The fabulous Rose Landon allegedly said:

    Can’t wait to make this for ever so many folks!! Great idea.



  66. The fabulous Karen Christensen allegedly said:

    That is a darling trivet! Great idea and wonderful contest!



  67. The fabulous Valerie allegedly said:

    What an awesome technique for piecing that log-cabin-style hexagon! Gotta try it!



  68. The fabulous Tiffany allegedly said:

    Gah! What a cute trivet And an awesome giveaway! Thanks for sharing!



  69. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    Your trivet is so cute. I think I am going to have make one.



  70. The fabulous Sue allegedly said:

    Love the way you did this trivot-I’ll have to give it a try.



  71. The fabulous Tia Hall allegedly said:

    Such an adorable trivet!!



  72. The fabulous LeGwen allegedly said:

    The trivet is beautiful. I’m going to do it.



  73. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Oh so cute!!! I’d have to encase that in a Lucite box to protect it around here.



  74. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    I love that trivet! Thanks you for sharing!



  75. The fabulous DianeY allegedly said:

    Your trivet turned out so cute! Love the fabrics



  76. The fabulous Regina DeMatteo allegedly said:

    Love, love, love the trivet! Thanx for a chance to win!



  77. The fabulous Sarah Scott allegedly said:

    I love the Happy Hexagon Trivet you made!! I also love Aurifil thread!!!! :) :) :)



  78. The fabulous Wendy Dillon allegedly said:

    look your hexie and the fabric is precious
    how long did it take to make?
    what about a pineapple-quilt?
    I am all about easy
    Wendy S



  79. The fabulous Jacklynn Grimm allegedly said:

    Love the trivet!! I’m thinking about making a bunch of mug rugs as Christmas gifts and this would make some awesome ones! Thanks for the generous give away!



  80. The fabulous Kookey426 allegedly said:

    Luv the freezer paper tip!! Cute little trivet!!



  81. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    I LOVE your trivet…..gotta make me one.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win!



  82. The fabulous Suzanne Tobey allegedly said:

    Fun projects and fabulous give away!



  83. The fabulous Cheri Hash allegedly said:

    Your art is always so cute and colorful. It always make me smile when I see something you have done. Keep it coming. Your website is lovely as well. I love your embroidery thread themed link buttons, adorable.



  84. The fabulous LINDA allegedly said:

    YOUR TRIVET IS SO NEAT!
    MUST MAKE ME SOME TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!



  85. The fabulous Donna Joy allegedly said:

    You have a great tutorial and now I want to make that trivet. Thanks so much.
    That is one sweet giveaway.



  86. The fabulous Pat allegedly said:

    Love the project and love even more the opportunity to win some great product. Thanks



  87. The fabulous Nora T Saulnier allegedly said:

    Love your trivet, may have to make a few! And you have a sweet giveaway!!Keeping my fingers crossed!!



  88. The fabulous amy tanner allegedly said:

    I love hexie’s and I love the fabric. they are great together. would love to win any. thanks for the opportunity.



  89. The fabulous Jane Freeman allegedly said:

    How clever! I love the monkeys in the middle. Thanks for the chance to win.



  90. The fabulous Christine allegedly said:

    What an amazing prize package! I can’t wait to try out the potholder too - yours is A DOR A BLE !!



  91. The fabulous Susan H allegedly said:

    Love your trivet! Thank you for the tutorial and the chance to win some yummy stuff!



  92. The fabulous Shari Manning allegedly said:

    This is just too cute! I love all the prints and the tips are really nice too :)



  93. The fabulous Rozina D allegedly said:

    Great tips on using freezer paper! I love this project. Thanks!



  94. The fabulous Connie allegedly said:

    Love the trivet. Going to make one today!



  95. The fabulous Courtney Elwell allegedly said:

    Great trivet! Great give-away!! Thanks



  96. The fabulous Linh allegedly said:

    Your turned out beautiful thanks for sharing



  97. The fabulous Lori Smanski allegedly said:

    What a lovely trivit.



  98. The fabulous Kristin allegedly said:

    I adore this hexi pattern and NEED to make it. I love your name. My blog name has zombie in it too :) I have never tried Aurifil thread. I really just blog for myself to remember all the projects I have been working on.



  99. The fabulous Pam Caswell allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! Fingers crossed:)



  100. The fabulous Callie allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! I wonder if it could be enlarged and used as a baby quilt pattern?



  101. The fabulous Joanne S. allegedly said:

    Sweetness, I just love it!!



  102. The fabulous Jan B allegedly said:

    Thanks for the lesson! Wouldn’t it be great to make several and give one to all who come to Thanksgiving! Fun idea!



  103. The fabulous Four dogs and one quilter allegedly said:

    Great method for fussing cutting. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some yummy fabric.



  104. The fabulous Anya King allegedly said:

    I love the potholder. Especially the monkeys in the middle.



  105. The fabulous Kylie C allegedly said:

    The hand stitching really makes this piece, and you’re right Essex goes with everything! Thanks for a great giveaway.



  106. The fabulous Samantha Williams allegedly said:

    I love the fabrics you chose. Thanks for the giveaway!



  107. The fabulous Jill in Texas allegedly said:

    I would love to win!



  108. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    I LOVE your trivet. What a neat idea and sooo cute. I am at work but wish I could rush home to hit my stash to whip one of these up. Thanks for the idea!



  109. The fabulous Sharon S allegedly said:

    Fun pattern! Thanks for the giveaway. ps Loved seeing a picture of Ron at Sisters!



  110. The fabulous deknits allegedly said:

    Gorgeous trivet! Now I need to get the book *and* the refrigerator magnets pattern. :)



  111. The fabulous BarbaraG allegedly said:

    What a super cute trivet! Only thing is, now I want to make a whole quilt of this cute pattern!



  112. The fabulous Jodie allegedly said:

    Love the monkeys! I’m going to make one of these trivets later today.



  113. The fabulous Malle allegedly said:

    Beautiful trivet…..

    Love give aways…. Count me in!

    Thanks,
    Malle



  114. The fabulous Eleni allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!!Love the trivets, made a set for my dear auntie a few weeks ago! xx,Neni



  115. The fabulous Jane S. allegedly said:

    The trivet is gorgeous! I’m going to enjoy this Zakka along. :)



  116. The fabulous Donna Nelson allegedly said:

    Awesome quilt. I love the linen look fabric and I must look for that book too. Thank you for the post.



  117. The fabulous Hedda allegedly said:

    This is a super-clear tutorial, and a great project - thanks for sharing! I NEED this book!



  118. The fabulous Allison D allegedly said:

    OMG, adorable. I need to buy this book stat. I love freezer paper piecing too.



  119. The fabulous Bearpawquilter allegedly said:

    Oh, you have a golden. Aren’t they just wonderful. We have our fourth, Axl, 17 mo. old. The only kind of dog to have if you don’t mind hair fluffs on the floor. I’ve thought about giving up and just wearing all khaki clothes. I would love the chance to win. Your trivet is precious. N



  120. The fabulous Olivia allegedly said:

    The trivet is inspiring!



  121. The fabulous Helby allegedly said:

    That trivet is beautiful! Its giving me some inspiration…
    Great giveaway!



  122. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Your trivet rocks Monica! love the fussy cutting!x



  123. The fabulous Therese allegedly said:

    Love the trivet, thanks for the give a way!



  124. The fabulous Maria allegedly said:

    I love your site - just discovered it and will be visiting often!



  125. The fabulous Leslie allegedly said:

    ACK!!! I have been drooling over Essex linen for months, but never know what to do with it… this may be the project to finally push me over the edge! I would love to win this goodie bag to get me started! Thanks for the generous giveaway!



  126. The fabulous Jess allegedly said:

    Your trivet is awesome and so is this giveaway. Thanks!



  127. The fabulous Melissa allegedly said:

    I love the great fabrics you chose for your trivet. I finally got my book about a week ago and am loving that I can back track to the beginning of the sew along to see how each crafter did their own. Thanks for the chance to win.



  128. The fabulous pippa allegedly said:

    ohhh I love the trivet, I’ve got the book and you’ve made me want to dig it back out again and flick through



  129. The fabulous Sabine Wright allegedly said:

    Fabulous give-away. Tried Aurifil recently and love it.



  130. The fabulous Suse allegedly said:

    I love this trivet! I’m currently working on a hexie quilt, so I’m definitely in hexie-love. lol. The giveaway would be a fabulous win. Thanks for the opportunity.



  131. The fabulous Sue Cole allegedly said:

    Love the stuff you are giving away. Hope I win.



  132. The fabulous Terry allegedly said:

    Such fun fabrics, and you’re right, Essex DOES go with everything. I’ve always loved it from afar, and just this last week while on vacation, I actually stumbled upon a store that carried it. It’s as beautiful to touch as it is to see! And you’re GIVING some of this away?? Awesome!



  133. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Nice work on the trivet and thanks for the great giveaway!



  134. The fabulous Cindi allegedly said:

    Love yor trivet! What a great idea with the freezer paper.



  135. The fabulous Del allegedly said:

    Great book! Nice work too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!



  136. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    Love the trivit and tutorial for it w/ the freezer paper! Thank you!



  137. The fabulous Charlotte allegedly said:

    Oh boy - what fun! Thanks . . .



  138. The fabulous jeri allegedly said:

    Very cute!!! I really love your fabric combo and will have to try the freezer paper method!



  139. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! Neat way to use the freezer paper.



  140. The fabulous Miranda E allegedly said:

    Your little monkeys are too cute! Thanks for the chance to win!



  141. The fabulous Cary allegedly said:

    These fabrics are wonderful! I love your trivet. Thanks for the helpful tips with the freezer paper.



  142. The fabulous Linda L allegedly said:

    That trivet is really cute. And I love Essex linen. It is great to have creative ideas.



  143. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    I’m just beginning to hone my quilting skills and need all the help I can get! I am thankful for your fun and informative site and look forward to many years of happy quilting!
    Thank you for the give-away opportunity!



  144. The fabulous Joan allegedly said:

    Your hexagon trivet is so cute and it looks like a fun project. I’d love to make one. Thank you for the give-away.



  145. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Love this. Thanks!



  146. The fabulous Cecilia allegedly said:

    Super cute trivet! I haven’t used the Essex fabric before but I’ve seen it on lots of blogs. It must be fabulous!



  147. The fabulous Linda King allegedly said:

    Love your use of freezer paper to fussy cut the fabric. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!



  148. The fabulous Lori jones allegedly said:

    Wow love the way you did the paper piecing!!!!
    Thanks! I also really the the look of the hexie. Thanks for sharing



  149. The fabulous isabel freire allegedly said:

    I love the way you do it!!!
    :9



  150. The fabulous sarah allegedly said:

    love!!!!



  151. The fabulous Anne J allegedly said:

    Two things to add to the must try list - freezer paper piecing and Essex Linen. Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!



  152. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    I love your trivet! My kitchen is about due for some new items and this project will be one of them.



  153. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    I really need to try Aurifil thread!



  154. The fabulous Stephanie @ Quarter Incher allegedly said:

    I just LOVE the prints you chose! The Essex is such a perfect choice for this project! I think I may go the same route :)



  155. The fabulous Nesta allegedly said:

    Really really fun! Great version of the trivet!



  156. The fabulous Joyce allegedly said:

    Your trivet is absolutely adorable!! Love your color choices!



  157. The fabulous Kristel allegedly said:

    This trivet looks AWESOME. I’ve never used freezer paper before, but this makes it seem super accessible - nothing to be afraid of trying!



  158. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I just made one of those lunchbags and I loved it. I need to get this book. Great job on the trivet.



  159. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    I love your trivet!! I will have to try making one too. Thanks for the chance to win.



  160. The fabulous Gwendellyn allegedly said:

    I think I’ll definitely have to make this one! Yours is sooo cute! Now to go start fussy cutting….



  161. The fabulous LJ allegedly said:

    That’s an adorable trivet - way too pretty to use!!!



  162. The fabulous Linda G allegedly said:

    Such a great giveaway - to go with your great trivet!!!



  163. The fabulous Marilyn Jones allegedly said:

    Great giveaway would not mind winning



  164. The fabulous Robbin allegedly said:

    Thanks for the inspiration!



  165. The fabulous Carmel allegedly said:

    Great giveaway.



  166. The fabulous DeborahGun allegedly said:

    Love the trivet - might even manage to get this one made this week!



  167. The fabulous Robin (not ever sewing) allegedly said:

    I love your trivet! i was going to just dive into my scraps but you’ve inspired me to be more organized about color and not so willy-nilly.



  168. The fabulous Alexis allegedly said:

    That trivet is awesome! I’m very tempted to go make one…or at least add it to the (extensive) list of projects to make. Thanks for the chance to win.



  169. The fabulous Pat Davies allegedly said:

    Love that trivia, great job



  170. The fabulous Angie H. allegedly said:

    I want to try this freezer paper method and make this trivet too! Looks easy and fun!



  171. The fabulous Jennifer allegedly said:

    I love Ayumi’s stuff too and love to see what she makes on her blog - your trivet is great!



  172. The fabulous Jeannie allegedly said:

    I love what you did!! I have not tried the freezer paper method but will give it a try as I love to get the fussy cuts right.Great give away too :)



  173. The fabulous Lisa in Port Hope allegedly said:

    Wow, that is a neat trick with the freezer paper, thanks! And a super-sweet trivet, it is too.



  174. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    Your trivet is delightful, and so are the other projects on your blog. Thanks so much for sharing.



  175. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    wow you make it look so easy great work. I’m extremely tempted to do one just like it .



  176. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to make one.



  177. The fabulous Marisa allegedly said:

    I love the trivet, and thanks for the giveaway opportunity!



  178. The fabulous linda gerig allegedly said:

    such a good blog. Linda gerig



  179. The fabulous Melissa Vink allegedly said:

    I LOVE your Trivit!! I’m gonna have to give one ago soon :-) thank you for the chance to win an awesome giveaway!



  180. The fabulous Jenelle allegedly said:

    Love the little monkeys! Thanks for the chance to win. :)



  181. The fabulous Lisa Peden allegedly said:

    I have to make one of these out of Pat Sloan’s Eat Your Fruits & Veggies Batiks to match the EYFV Batiks Zig Zag Place Mats I made for my brother! Love this!



  182. The fabulous Sue Reck allegedly said:

    Love your trivet and the choice of fabrics. Looks awesome. I have tried this method before and find it really easy. Would love to win your giveaway, thanks heaps for the opportunity. Cheers



  183. The fabulous Meghan eschbaugh allegedly said:

    I love essex!



  184. The fabulous Susanne allegedly said:

    This little hexy quilt is sooo cute :) Thanks for the instructions.
    Susanne



  185. The fabulous Judy Forkner allegedly said:

    What an adorable Hexie quilt–& I love the technique you used! Tnaks for sharing!



  186. The fabulous mims allegedly said:

    Oh, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a project with yarn dyed linen that I didn’t love. Such a fab fabric.



  187. The fabulous charlotte l allegedly said:

    Wow! what a lovely trivet! Please dont spill on it. Thanks for the chance!



  188. The fabulous Lisa E allegedly said:

    Your trivet is so cute. The monkeys definitely are my fave.



  189. The fabulous wilma allegedly said:

    love the trivet. essex linen truly rocks. unfortunately its not available where i live. but i am looking forward to winning it.



  190. The fabulous Ruth Pratt allegedly said:

    This is just the cutest website! So happy to have found something fresh and sweet. The trivet caught my eye–thinking to the holidays and gifts for co-workers. Great stash buster! Many thanks!



  191. The fabulous SonJa allegedly said:

    I love the freezer paper on top! I used to do it on the backside but getting it all out was torture! I love your money centerpiece too!
    And agreed about Ayumis lunch bag! I’ve only made about 200 or so to stuff with information and goodies for those that adopt animals from our local shelter! Perfect size!



  192. The fabulous catherine courtney allegedly said:

    Love the trivet looks easy going to try it like the idea of using freezer paper will try it. Good Luck to all the people who commented.



  193. The fabulous Lee allegedly said:

    WOW! What a great bunch of goodies! Thanks for the chance!!



  194. The fabulous Barb M allegedly said:

    I would love to win to try this trivet!
    Thanks!



  195. The fabulous sandy boyette allegedly said:

    I love your blog. this will be a check everyday blog for me.



  196. The fabulous Patty allegedly said:

    Thank you so much for the drawing! Good luck to all! :)



  197. The fabulous Katie Petross allegedly said:

    Yummy, the hot pad looks great. I am off in search of the book.



  198. The fabulous Colleen allegedly said:

    I love the yarn dyed fabrics, they have so much depth!



  199. The fabulous Carrie allegedly said:

    Your potholder is so cute! I love it!



  200. The fabulous Akemi allegedly said:

    Love the adorable monkeys used for the trivet and the tip about the freezer paper. Thanks!



  201. The fabulous Karen in Breezy Point allegedly said:

    Very cool block–the book looks like it’ filled with adorable projects!



  202. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Love, love, love the trivet. The giveaway is beyond awesome!
    Thanks for the chance.



  203. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Fabric and thread and samplers oh my! Thanks for the chance to win!



  204. The fabulous Joy allegedly said:

    Mmmm…Essex. How we love it so! Your trivet is beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to post the step-by-step pictures. I’m still intimidated by paper piecing, so it’s really encouraging to be able to see clearly how you did it.



  205. The fabulous Elizabeth allegedly said:

    What fun!!! Love the monkeys in the middle!



  206. The fabulous Agnes allegedly said:

    Your trivet is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the book’s technique. I’m intrigued!



  207. The fabulous Peggy A allegedly said:

    Boy howdy–that looks like fun!!



  208. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    The monkeys in the middle are so cute!



  209. The fabulous Lauren aka Giddy99 allegedly said:

    Love the trivet; it’s so stinkin’ cute!!!



  210. The fabulous Erin Myone allegedly said:

    I am in love with your Happy Hexy Trivet! And would also love to win your giveaway! So happy to be a follower of your blog!



  211. The fabulous Patti allegedly said:

    That’s a pretty slick trick. :)



  212. The fabulous montse allegedly said:

    I love the trivet, but what I love more right now is that you introduced me to the “Blurred lines” song which I have never heard about until your last post (it’s not strange, I live in another country, Spain)!
    Terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!



  213. The fabulous Amanda Ridley allegedly said:

    Love the patch work. Im a beginner and working on my second quilt. Thank you for the chance to win fabulous gifts.



  214. The fabulous Leah allegedly said:

    Really cute trivet!



  215. The fabulous Ali M allegedly said:

    Your trivet is just adorable, I love how you put the solid hexagon around the center piece by doing two rows of the same color, I might have to try that in my next one!



  216. The fabulous Maryvonne allegedly said:

    I love the book! I sooooo want to get that for Christmas!
    Your trivet is simply beautiful, no words for that! Also love the giveaway.



  217. The fabulous AmandaK@whatthebobbin allegedly said:

    Love how your trivet turned out. Working on my trivet!



  218. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    Great trivet. Love the essex fabric. I haven;t ever seen it before. And those aurifil threads looks so delicious.



  219. The fabulous mary moon allegedly said:

    Love the fabrics you chose for your trivet. I had fun making mine and hope to link them up soon.



  220. The fabulous Amy DeCesare allegedly said:

    This is such a great trivet, and that linen looks awesome between the colorful layers. Thank you for the freezer paper specifics…I’m tryin’ that!



  221. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Great project and great giveaways! I went to the Austin Fabric shop hop and got to shop at Form and Fabric and Bunny’s Designs in person, great fabric stores that I wish were open to the public all the time!



  222. The fabulous Barbara S. allegedly said:

    I really love this trivets design.



  223. The fabulous Barbara S. allegedly said:

    I really love this trivets design.



  224. The fabulous Ursula allegedly said:

    Wow! LOVE your trivet! I think I’ll have to check out this book Thanks for sharing your project!



  225. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Brilliant! Beautiful! Bodacious! Loves me some fussy cutting! XO Thanks for the great giveaway



  226. The fabulous Debbie H allegedly said:

    I love your trivet! I want to make one now.



  227. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    I love your blog. It’s one of my favourites! Thanks for the chance to win. :)



  228. The fabulous Karrie Smith allegedly said:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I wasn’t going to make this one, but you made it look so easy!!



  229. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    Gotta build up my measly little stash! :-(



  230. The fabulous Carol allegedly said:

    Lovely trivet and the freezer paper method sounds very useful!



  231. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    Hi Monica,

    It was great seeing you this weekend! But I didn’t get to see what you were working on … this is such a cute project - I love it!



  232. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    I would love to win these wonderful fabrics!



  233. The fabulous Sheila allegedly said:

    I loved making this project - yours is super.



  234. The fabulous Verona allegedly said:

    What a sweet trivet made so cute with your fussy cutting.



  235. The fabulous Pam Stultz allegedly said:

    very cute I have done some paper piecing.



  236. The fabulous Nana allegedly said:

    I have some cute monkeys and frogs that would look soooooo cut in this pattern, thanks for sharing.



  237. The fabulous Dana allegedly said:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!



  238. The fabulous Brenda allegedly said:

    love the trivet. beautiful fabric



  239. The fabulous Lean allegedly said:

    Such a nice Give Away is what everyone wants to win -;)



  240. The fabulous Susan Wever allegedly said:

    Very cute idea. Great give away.



  241. The fabulous Taryn allegedly said:

    The trivet is so cute! Love those little monkeys!



  242. The fabulous Deb Martens allegedly said:

    Thank you for the giveaway - I love the hexie project! Great technique.



  243. The fabulous Cindy allegedly said:

    Love this trivet and this website. First time here.



  244. The fabulous Kathleen allegedly said:

    Great projects and ideas. Thank you for the chance at the drawing.



  245. The fabulous tricia roberson allegedly said:

    I love the fabric and am brand new to sewing so this would be excellent for me to start my stash with..



  246. The fabulous Donna Simpson allegedly said:

    These are so neat! Your hand stitching makes me 1) ENVIOUS and 2) want to try these! Thanks so much for posting all the pictures; helps me to understand steps so much better.



  247. The fabulous Bj Bevins allegedly said:

    Wow what cute stuff, I’m a member of Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild, Thanks for the Great Ideas and Great Giveaways Too! Thank You, Bj.



  248. The fabulous Rosalyn allegedly said:

    I really need to win this as I am making some small bags for a fiber festival to be held in Ridgeway, Co. in October and of course we can all use divine inspiration.



  249. The fabulous Wanda allegedly said:

    The trivet rocks! Love your color choices. The fabric is so adorable I have to get some.



  250. The fabulous Dorothy allegedly said:

    Great trivet! Love all the cheerful fabrics and colors!



  251. The fabulous Barb allegedly said:

    Need to make some of those trivets! And how lovely would they be in with the fabric give away! Thanks for the chance to enter!



  252. The fabulous Patricia Hersl allegedly said:

    You made it seem so simple. Tempting…



  253. The fabulous Cornelia allegedly said:

    i love all those cute things you do, thanks for this give-away



  254. The fabulous maile allegedly said:

    Lovely! But for a beginning quilter it gives me anxiety. Hope to get to a point where it looks easy.



  255. The fabulous Barbara Beeney allegedly said:

    I love the colors and the thread, I would use them on items that I would make for the grandkids that we raising.



  256. The fabulous Naomi ward allegedly said:

    What an adorable trivet!!!



  257. The fabulous Gail Dooley allegedly said:

    Nice hope to win..neat pattern



  258. The fabulous Kara Weatherman allegedly said:

    I am planning on working on the trivet as my next little project - maybe I’ll start this weekend. Yours looks great! Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway - looks like a lot of great stuff!



  259. The fabulous Jeannette T. allegedly said:

    Such a cute project. Thanks for the giveaway.



  260. The fabulous Jean Brittingham allegedly said:

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance!



  261. The fabulous Gillian allegedly said:

    I love the trivet! I really must try and make one too.



  262. The fabulous Phyllis Manson allegedly said:

    Thanks for the giveaway fun!



  263. The fabulous Dina allegedly said:

    Lovely trivet. Thanks for the chance to win some fun stuff!



  264. The fabulous Donna Shannon allegedly said:

    Your trivet is amazing. I have not tried the freezer paper deal yet, but you make me want to! Thanks for a chance for a giveaway, and just in time for my birthday, Friday!!



  265. The fabulous Tina allegedly said:

    That trivet looks so cool. Thanks for the giveaway!



  266. The fabulous D. White allegedly said:

    Love the trivet and the giveaway looks awesome!!



  267. The fabulous Kacey W. allegedly said:

    What a cute trivet! I’ve been watching the Zakka Along on Debbie’s page, and all the projects look great! Thanks for the give away :)



  268. The fabulous Michele allegedly said:

    That all sounds fabulous! And that trivet is super cute. You make me think I could make one :)



  269. The fabulous Louise allegedly said:

    You make it look so easy! I’ve got to try it!
    Thanks



  270. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    That yellow print makes the whole project pop! Inspires me to try!



  271. The fabulous Cindi allegedly said:

    You really do beautiful work! The give away is nice too!



  272. The fabulous terry allegedly said:

    Very cute! The yellow just pops!



  273. The fabulous Barb Youngberg allegedly said:

    Love those “Bunny” prints.



  274. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I just picked this book up from the library and I adore it. It is definitely on my ‘to purchase’ list! Your trivet helped to seal that deal, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!



  275. The fabulous Sue Andrus allegedly said:

    Love the cute Trivet! I’d also love a chance to win the great goodies, too!



  276. The fabulous Allison Evrard allegedly said:

    I love the trivet and will be making some for Christmas presents. Thanks for the giveaway!



  277. The fabulous Kathy Garringer allegedly said:

    I don’t do tiny, but it is really beautiful. Perhaps I should try it!



  278. The fabulous Rhonda Desgranges allegedly said:

    Ayumi’s book is awesome! Love your trivet!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!



  279. The fabulous Carey ~ Gypsy Thread allegedly said:

    Super cute! I need to do more fun projects like this. Sewing play time is a must.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!



  280. The fabulous kaeann allegedly said:

    Love the monkey fabric you used in the trivet,and your attitude.



  281. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness so stinking cute. Thanks for the chance to win!



  282. The fabulous Mary Deeney allegedly said:

    Fun blog, great giveaway!



  283. The fabulous kris allegedly said:

    So very cute! You are so motivating! :)



  284. The fabulous Sarah @ FairyFace Designs allegedly said:

    Your trivet turned out lkvely and thanks for a great giveaway!



  285. The fabulous Sheri allegedly said:

    Would love to win this. Would love to make it so cute.



  286. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    I think I need that book, too. And the prizes are fantastic!



  287. The fabulous Agnes Gates allegedly said:

    I love this project, looks easy, will have to try it.



  288. The fabulous Margaret Schindler allegedly said:

    I just love that trivet. I am going to have to try that. Thanks for sharing. What a great giveaway



  289. The fabulous Jane allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! I’m going to have to make one for me for work. Now, just to find the perfect fabric!!
    Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win some great stuff.



  290. The fabulous Bonnie allegedly said:

    Love the trivet, I think that would make a great gift for christmas, A must make…..



  291. The fabulous Deb Crivello allegedly said:

    Love the fact that quilters are always helpful and generous. Love the give away!



  292. The fabulous Belinda allegedly said:

    What a cool trivet, can’t wait to do it! Love your freezer paper method. I love this site!



  293. The fabulous Alison Harle allegedly said:

    Excited to be entered into the giveaway, and learn some great tips and projects on your site!

    This giveaway is HUGE!

    Ali



  294. The fabulous Kat Schrodt allegedly said:

    I would be THRILLED to win this wonderful giveaway!



  295. The fabulous Susan V allegedly said:

    Love the monkeys! Thank you for the giveaway!



  296. The fabulous Denise allegedly said:

    Love your trivet!! thanks for the chance to win!!



  297. The fabulous Vickie Adkins allegedly said:

    Your fussy cutting is neat. Thanks for the give away.



  298. The fabulous Jan allegedly said:

    Great pictures! Love the inspiration!



  299. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    Beautiful trivet. I used some of the Easex yarn-dyed in a quilt and just live it!



  300. The fabulous Gina Scatling allegedly said:

    I love the trivet, that’s something I think I’ll try. I’d also love to win the give a way!



  301. The fabulous Sue Bone allegedly said:

    What a lovely version of the trivet, I need to find where to share my photo. A lovely host of prizes too, such generous companies.



  302. The fabulous Patty Wheeler allegedly said:

    I love the trivet! I am a fan of small projects (I actually finish them:)). Great giveaway too!



  303. The fabulous Trina allegedly said:

    WOW!! Your work is amazing!!



  304. The fabulous Ingrid Echard allegedly said:

    You make it look so easy! I love how it turned out and I may try to make one.



  305. The fabulous Sharon Quaife allegedly said:

    These things are so cute and I am ready to use them when I win….. hahahaha! Great Stuff!



  306. The fabulous ROSE BRAUN allegedly said:

    Your trivet is beautiful…I really want to give this a try. Not sure but I think I can do it. LOve the fabric.



  307. The fabulous Annette H allegedly said:

    I’d love to win the Aurifil thread!! :)



  308. The fabulous Starly allegedly said:

    Oh Such a fun and adorable potholder! Thanks for the giveaway!



  309. The fabulous Marcia Fischer allegedly said:

    Love your trivets,



  310. The fabulous Salome Honeycutt allegedly said:

    Such beautiful fabric. I would love to win!



  311. The fabulous Margaret allegedly said:

    your patchwork trivet is awesome and thanks for the giveaway



  312. The fabulous Hilary allegedly said:

    That book is on my wish list. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance :)



  313. The fabulous Carla Finley allegedly said:

    You have a very pretty blog and the trivet is beautiful.



  314. The fabulous Peggy Hendrick allegedly said:

    Love your trivet…I bought the book awhile back but haven’ had much time to make much…I did try the trivet and hope to make some for xmas gifts soon…it was my introduction to paper piecing and ILOVEIT!
    Love how everyone comes up with beautiful fabric combos. Thanks for a chance to win.



  315. The fabulous Bobbie Cheatham allegedly said:

    I love the thread. it is the best



  316. The fabulous Peg allegedly said:

    The fresh colors you used for your trivet make me happy. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win one of these fabulous prizes.



  317. The fabulous Willa allegedly said:

    Love the trivet. The give away looks like fun and a jump start to sewing again.



  318. The fabulous Joyce Zappellini allegedly said:

    great tutorial!!
    and thanks for the chance to win some great stuff!!
    would LOVE to have some Aurifil thread!!
    Joyce



  319. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    Love these! The trivet is awesome & pics give a great visual is how you constructed it.



  320. The fabulous Mary Beth allegedly said:

    I love that hexagon block, very unique. It would make a great large quilt, too.



  321. The fabulous susan b allegedly said:

    Because of you I have actually bought some solid fabric for my projects! Yes-you have convinced me ! love your work and would love to win your project.



  322. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win those lovely prizes. Must find this book!



  323. The fabulous Wilma Searcy allegedly said:

    The patchwork trivet is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. What an awesome surprise it would be to win!!!



  324. The fabulous Roxann allegedly said:

    So many exciting things this week with the ‘blue moon and mars ” event and now your giveaway, I am besides myself. I’d love to win either. The block is amazing (I’d say out of this world but that’s a groaner don’t you think?). Anyway, thank you so the chance to win some very awesome things. : )



  325. The fabulous Suzie Hurst allegedly said:

    That is one amazing trivet! I’m definitely going to have to invest in that book!!



  326. The fabulous Rachel keller allegedly said:

    This is the first time to your site. Your fabrics and ideas useing them are fantasic. I’ll be back!



  327. The fabulous Carol H allegedly said:

    Love the idea for the block! So clever!!



  328. The fabulous Tammy allegedly said:

    what fun fabric and project you created. I love doing Sue Daley’s hexagons. Currently working on This Goes With That which teaches you all sorts of way to create hexies. thanks for the giveaway.



  329. The fabulous Brenda Dolha allegedly said:

    Oh my- I couldn’t believe my eyes! These Robert Kaufmann fabrics are the very ones I’ve been eyeing for a quilt for my cousin in High River, Alberta!



  330. The fabulous Tanya Stevens allegedly said:

    I love giveaways! All the fabrics are beautiful so thanks for the chance and GOOD LUCK everyone!



  331. The fabulous Katie allegedly said:

    Thank you for the tutorial and giveaway.



  332. The fabulous Chris Archer allegedly said:

    Would like to try your method of making the trivet! Looks like fun!!!!



  333. The fabulous Lisa Lewis allegedly said:

    Really cute! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.



  334. The fabulous Lois Oberg allegedly said:

    Love the trivet - the paper piecing makes all the seams so crisp and all the points so perfect. Just love it.



  335. The fabulous Sheila allegedly said:

    Love your trivet, and would love to win the giveaway…



  336. The fabulous Sandra Saylor allegedly said:

    Thread, thread, glorious thread! And other goodies to go with it, what a surprise! Just the treat needed to put a smile on any quilters face!



  337. The fabulous Janice allegedly said:

    would love to win.
    thank you!



  338. The fabulous Lawana Whaley allegedly said:

    what a great technique… will have to bookmark it to try



  339. The fabulous Stephanie in MI allegedly said:

    Love your trivet! I wanted to join this, but I have just been too busy. I love watching and seeing what everyone else is doing. Thanks for sharing!



  340. The fabulous Melanie allegedly said:

    The trivet is too cute and would make a great gift. The giveaway would be a great present to receive. Thanks for the info and the chance to win.



  341. The fabulous Beth B allegedly said:

    Cute trivet! Thanks for the chance to win.



  342. The fabulous Agnes allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! I’ve been resisting the Aurifil but am convinced that I need some now!



  343. The fabulous Darlene Crosby allegedly said:

    Thank you for the chance to win! I love seeing the blog and learning new patterns and techniques!



  344. The fabulous Terrie allegedly said:

    Great giveaway! Thanks for sharing!



  345. The fabulous Paige allegedly said:

    Wow what a beautiful Trivet! I really need to get more solids for my stash. I have more than enough prints. Thank you for the chance to win such a great giveaway!!!



  346. The fabulous Donna Morningstar allegedly said:

    Just found this site and it is great! Thanks!



  347. The fabulous PJNeal allegedly said:

    Thank you for the great give away!



  348. The fabulous Nicola B allegedly said:

    love the hexagon …definitely going into my project file



  349. The fabulous Enid Mejias allegedly said:

    I’m a newbie beginner quilter and I love reading all the blogs tutorial and I’m amazed at all the pretty things everyone does! I especially love this cute trivet! I learned quilting through watching YouTubes!
    And reading pictorial tutorials what I call them!



  350. The fabulous Bethany allegedly said:

    I love your trivet. It is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win.



  351. The fabulous Susan Entwistle allegedly said:

    I love your trivet and your fabric choices. I’ve always wanted to try hand quilting, what a great project to do that on. And thanks for the sweet giveaway. Who doesn’t love Aurifil thread, happy fabric and samples. Wow!



  352. The fabulous Lorraine allegedly said:

    First time to your site and I like what I see! I’ll be spending some time here. :)



  353. The fabulous Debra Mack allegedly said:

    I love the technique you are using the trivet is awesome..Thank you for sharing. Sew Peacefully



  354. The fabulous Nancy B from Many LA allegedly said:

    This is really cute! Thanks for the chance to win!



  355. The fabulous lynn dreymiller allegedly said:

    I love the trivet with the monkeys in the middle. reminds me of the sock monkey that my great grandmother used to make for us. What fun!!!!



  356. The fabulous marlene larkins allegedly said:

    I love aurifil. this package is awesome!



  357. The fabulous Judy G allegedly said:

    Very fun trivet; clever and easy. Thanks for the giveaway.



  358. The fabulous Gretchen allegedly said:

    Cool!



  359. The fabulous Mary Charlene allegedly said:

    Very cheerful fabric, thank you for a chance to win.



  360. The fabulous Bobbi allegedly said:

    Love your designs,



  361. The fabulous Marge allegedly said:

    What a neat site, will come back often.



  362. The fabulous Ava Lessard allegedly said:

    I love your patchwork, you beautiful designs…& fabrics are awesome …Thank you for a chance to win…



  363. The fabulous Paula Blankenheim allegedly said:

    Beautiful work!



  364. The fabulous Jeannette allegedly said:

    Wow.. those hexies are amazing!



  365. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    Looks like a great Christmas gift project. Thanks



  366. The fabulous Robin allegedly said:

    Oh, I love that little trivet! Thanks for the chance to win!



  367. The fabulous AnnaK allegedly said:

    One can never have too many trivets! So pretty.



  368. The fabulous Barbara allegedly said:

    What a beautiful and well-made trivet! I love it. Thanks for a great give-a-away!



  369. The fabulous Kathy Elamon allegedly said:

    Would love to win the Aurifil. Best thread!



  370. The fabulous Wanda Daly allegedly said:

    I like the trivet and LOVE the jelly role! Thank you for a chance to win. Good Luck with your book.



  371. The fabulous sherry allegedly said:

    i love that trivet i may have to make some myself…great give away…thank you for the giveaway



  372. The fabulous roxi bentzel allegedly said:

    always find fascinating topics and info on your website .. love it !!



  373. The fabulous Wendy Dillon allegedly said:

    I keep seeing these giveaways and can never find the place to enter–well today i did. your blog is cute and the fabric is fun–the hexies looks like alot of work.I usually go for fast and cute kid stuff. Could you use a foundation piece or would it be just as intensive
    Thanks Wendy Dillon



  374. The fabulous Mary Saxon allegedly said:

    I think I’m about to jump on the hexie bandwagon after seeing this cute and informative tutorial. Of course, any of your give-aways would enhance the experience!



  375. The fabulous Sharo.comn Sanchez allegedly said:

    You make this look so easy to become so accurate



  376. The fabulous Betty allegedly said:

    Would love to try Aurifil thread. I’ve heard great things about it!



  377. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    That trivet is adorable!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!



  378. The fabulous Susan Isaacson allegedly said:

    This is such a great idea — and please enter my name in your drawing!



  379. The fabulous Quilting Tangent allegedly said:

    Fun Blog hop, love the giveaway. Been wanting to try the aurifil thread.



  380. The fabulous strain.marilyn@yahoo.com allegedly said:

    I want to make this…it’s adorable. Your hand quilting just sets everything off perfectly.



  381. The fabulous Mildred Jensen allegedly said:

    The fabric is delight full and refreshing



  382. The fabulous Carolyn allegedly said:

    I rarely enter giveaways because it is hard to figure out how. Yours is easy and I am loving your work. Fabrics are lovely and of course, the thread is awesome.



  383. The fabulous Marla allegedly said:

    You do great work and you seem to be having WAY too much fun! :)



  384. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I love that Robert Kaufman fabric! I think i need some flax for sure! Thanks so much for the chance!



  385. The fabulous Lynne allegedly said:

    Great tutorial! Love the trivet!



  386. The fabulous Layne Perkins allegedly said:

    Such luscious prizes. Thanks for the opportunity!



  387. The fabulous Nancy Gross allegedly said:

    I love the look of your website, very easy on the eyes. The fabric is adorable, thanks for the chance to win. I’m bookmarking your site!



  388. The fabulous Linda Milward allegedly said:

    Love this giveaway .. thank you for hosing it !



  389. The fabulous Faye Nettles allegedly said:

    Great give away. I see “Comma!” plus a bunch of great stuff.



  390. The fabulous Sharon Bozman allegedly said:

    Very Cute and a great tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway



  391. The fabulous Lois Willingham allegedly said:

    just found your site and am planning on doing some hexagons units for christmas grab bags for family. am going to check out some of your previous items too.



  392. The fabulous linda crosby allegedly said:

    Thanks for sharing your sweet project and the great giveaway



  393. The fabulous M.Elena allegedly said:

    Love the work and the fabric colors.



  394. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Love your fabric choice and giveaway!!!



  395. The fabulous Jean Brittingham allegedly said:

    Great giveaway. Thanks



  396. The fabulous Elizabeth Monahan allegedly said:

    Great giveaway and neat tutorial for the trivet.



  397. The fabulous Marilyn WK allegedly said:

    What a great bunch of fun stuff! I love that pattern too. I just did a Pineapple block for a quilt on which I’m working.



  398. The fabulous Maria do carmo allegedly said:

    Adorei o seu tutorial e facilitou minha vida,eu amo isso.Obrigada



  399. The fabulous Elaine allegedly said:

    I just found your blog and love all the projects with such happy colors. I found you through Aurifil thread. Love your give away package.



  400. The fabulous Mary Mac allegedly said:

    Love the fabric you choose for the trivet. That monkey fabric just fits my household at the moment



  401. The fabulous Bonnie Pfrimmer allegedly said:

    Love your trivet!! You make it look so easy.. Thank you for sharing and the chance to win..



  402. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Love the fussy cut hexie trivet. Thanks for the opportunity to win.



  403. The fabulous Mindy Carlson allegedly said:

    That’s a lot of cute rolled up in that design roll. I think I need to get the Patchwork Please book.



  404. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    Awesome giveaway!



  405. The fabulous Penny Cole allegedly said:

    Just love Aurifil Threads and love the package put together here.



  406. The fabulous Sara W. allegedly said:

    I love it!



  407. The fabulous Ada allegedly said:

    Love the trivet and the website.



  408. The fabulous Loraine Oliver allegedly said:

    what a wonderful giveaway!!!



  409. The fabulous Rebecca Van Horn allegedly said:

    Very cute stuff!



  410. The fabulous Sue G allegedly said:

    I love those monkeys! I have the same ones, on a cream background! Awesome giveaway, thanks!!



  411. The fabulous Karla Bannerman allegedly said:

    Your instructions on the trivet are so clear and precise. I am using to these to make one in fall colors. Thanks for your site.



  412. The fabulous Shauna allegedly said:

    I love that hex block, so so cool!!!! Thanks for the chance



  413. The fabulous Sharla T allegedly said:

    Great block!!!! Thanks for the chance



  414. The fabulous Shauna allegedly said:

    beautiful hex block!!!! thanks for the chance



  415. The fabulous mary allegedly said:

    Lovely trivet, there’s not a hope that I’ll make one this week but it’s on the list…



  416. The fabulous Archie the wonder dog allegedly said:

    I love your trivet - so cute and useful at the same time…if you can bring yourself to put anything on it, that is!



  417. The fabulous Jan G allegedly said:

    Thank you for the tute and the lovely giveaway!!!



  418. The fabulous Carol Hessevick allegedly said:

    Love your web site and all the cute ideas, gorgeous fabrics and Aurifil threads. Thanks for the giveaways.



  419. The fabulous shawn allegedly said:

    Trivet is great, love the colors, thanks for the giveaway.



  420. The fabulous Marjorie allegedly said:

    lovely color choices, love the zakka project, and I’d love to win something too!

    Ok, enough with “love”

    Thanks



  421. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    What a fabulous blog. I love your work and what a great promotion. The 22nd is my 32 wedding anniversary and I will be out celebrating with my wonderful husband.



  422. The fabulous Debra Yates allegedly said:

    Oh these are so cute. These could be a fun quick easy gift to made for family and friends. They could be in their favorite colors or holiday themed. The possibilities are endless. Thank You for the chance to win some very nice prizes. May you have a great day.



  423. The fabulous Phyllis Lundy allegedly said:

    Thank you for the chance!



  424. The fabulous carlotta allegedly said:

    Would love to win!! your blog is wonderful thank you for your inspiration



  425. The fabulous Bossymamma allegedly said:

    I really like the trivet. Thanks for the chance to win.



  426. The fabulous Nancy Kennedy allegedly said:

    I really like the freezer paper method you used on the trivet. As you say, Brilliant! Thanks for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed that I’ll be a winner.



  427. The fabulous Marilyn M allegedly said:

    I would love to win!



  428. The fabulous Gemma @ Pretty Bobbins allegedly said:

    I’m crossing my fingers and toes for this giveaway! I love your trivet, so cute :)



  429. The fabulous gayle allegedly said:

    Love the trivet. Patchwork is my favoutite craft. Thanks for this great giveaway.



  430. The fabulous Carol Johnston allegedly said:

    Lovely trivet you made.

    Love the fabrics and threads!



  431. The fabulous Debbie Weishaar allegedly said:

    Great tutorial and lovely trivet. I’ll have to try making one and see if mine turns out as pretty as yours. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful giveaway!



  432. The fabulous Bev Kirk allegedly said:

    Happy Afternoon, wonderful browsing of quilt sites….. Sigh up and win…you say!!! ???



  433. The fabulous bezaz allegedly said:

    I love that trivet!! thanks for giveaway :)



  434. The fabulous Rosemary Steinmetz allegedly said:

    I really like the trivet.Someday I will learn to make it.Just learned to make a Jellyroll quilt.Love the giveaways.Thanks for the chance to win.



  435. The fabulous Lisa Toney allegedly said:

    OooOOOOoooOOOooo love the little monkey fabric! FUN tutorial! Easy to follow! :) Yes. I do want to win!! :) Love that prizes!



  436. The fabulous Christi Walter allegedly said:

    What a cute project! I love little projects like this that you can actually finish in a reasonable amount of time and use up all the scraps of the fabric that is just too cute to throw away. Really like your freezer paper technique too. Can’t wait to try that one. Hope I win!



  437. The fabulous Joyce O. allegedly said:

    Love the trivet. Thanks for a chance to win.



  438. The fabulous Kathy Gentry allegedly said:

    What a great trivet tutorial. Love your fabrics. thanks for sharing!



  439. The fabulous Judy allegedly said:

    Love, love, love, love the fabric and cotton! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous prize.



  440. The fabulous Carla G allegedly said:

    What a fabulous trivet! Thanks for a chance to win! :)



  441. The fabulous Marcia Anderson allegedly said:

    Thanks for a chance at winning. Your blog and zakka creations are so fun ;)



  442. The fabulous Danielle Aeuckens allegedly said:

    Love Ayumi’s book and your hexagon is fabulous! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!



  443. The fabulous Fay allegedly said:

    What a fantastic trivet! Thanks for a chance to win! :)



  444. The fabulous Penny allegedly said:

    I love these smaller projects. They are great to do in between when you are working on a large project. Keeps you from getting bored. Something you can whoop up quick for a gift.I only have one spool of Aurifil, and I love it. Thank you for the toot!



  445. The fabulous Judy Davenport allegedly said:

    Very cute trivet. Just got the book and I can’t wait to try some of the projects.



  446. The fabulous Susan Stanton allegedly said:

    Cool stuff for your giveaway! Love it all.



  447. The fabulous Gale W. allegedly said:

    Love your sewing projects . . . so cute! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!!



  448. The fabulous carol allegedly said:

    Beautiful, hope I win



  449. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    So very cute! Thank you for doing a giveaway too…



  450. The fabulous Kathy Davis allegedly said:

    My sewing maching is coveting this prize package.



  451. The fabulous L Hanner allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! Wonderful give away! Thanks for the chance to win!



  452. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    I love the trivet, please let me win.



  453. The fabulous ELIZAJANE allegedly said:

    Beautiful Trivet,abd great prizes good luck everyone



  454. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Thanks for the tip using freezer paper, what a great suggestion.



  455. The fabulous Nancy allegedly said:

    Wow!



  456. The fabulous Dawn S allegedly said:

    Cute project and the giveway looks great!

    Thanks!



  457. The fabulous JackieT allegedly said:

    I’ve never using freezer paper templates for fussy cutting before - brilliant! Your trivet turned out great!



  458. The fabulous Kenya allegedly said:

    Beautiful items - wonderful website !

    Kenya



  459. The fabulous Nancy M. allegedly said:

    I like your technique. I think the project turned out very nicely.



  460. The fabulous Tami Chaulk allegedly said:

    I really like how the hand quilting dressed up your cute little trivet.



  461. The fabulous Mariana allegedly said:

    Im in for giveaway 1!
    Thanks!!!!



  462. The fabulous Susan allegedly said:

    Fabulous trivet. Think I will need to make one too!



  463. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Wonderful project. Looks complicated, but I’ll have to give it a try.



  464. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Your blog is great. I love all your work and the trivet is so nice. Love the colors.Your give-away is amazing



  465. The fabulous Peggy M allegedly said:

    What a luscious lovely lighthearted giveaway !



  466. The fabulous kbo allegedly said:

    Cute & cool swag to sew with, Thanks!



  467. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    This is gorgeous, I have this on my to do list. now to go shopping. Just found your blog, and have had a happy few hours to browse. Love it !



  468. The fabulous Brenda Howard allegedly said:

    I love the trivet my guild is doing mug rugs for our holiday party and I think I will use your trivet for my mug rug. Thanks for the chance to win.



  469. The fabulous Shelley allegedly said:

    Love the trivet, have the book, terrified of paper piecing! Something needs to get me going on it…



  470. The fabulous Kathy MacKie allegedly said:

    Count me in!



  471. The fabulous Skooks allegedly said:

    I love the trivet! I love Ayumi! You did a fabulous job on this one.



  472. The fabulous Jen Osborn allegedly said:

    Now those are some yummy goodies! I could make magic with them :)



  473. The fabulous ritainalaska allegedly said:

    love fussycut hexies! your trivet is perfect! thanx for the chance to win your fabulous giveaway.



  474. The fabulous Sandra Starley allegedly said:

    THanks. Love your trivet, the novelties with the flax are a great combo.



  475. The fabulous Michelle allegedly said:

    Holy Cannoli! You have a LOT of comments!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the awesome giveaways you’re offering! Maybe one day I’ll even WIN one! Woo-hoo!! :)
    Now back to that cannoli…
    mmmm….. cannoli….



  476. The fabulous Melanie C allegedly said:

    Love the trivet….amazing!!!
    The Essex fabric has been on my wish list!



  477. The fabulous Beckyjopdx allegedly said:

    Oh! If I win I will drive to Astoria and pick it up! Mmmm, and go to Ft. George!



  478. The fabulous Laura allegedly said:

    Tour trivet is really cute. I have just chosen the fabric to make my first project with freezer paper: the prettified pincushion from Ayumi’s book. Than I want to try to make the trivet following your instructions. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway.
    Laura



  479. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    Oh Monica! Gorgeous as always! Love your little trivet!



  480. The fabulous Liz allegedly said:

    Love the hexagon trivet and thanks for the giveaway.



  481. The fabulous Grace allegedly said:

    I really like your hexie trivet! I think it might even be too pretty to use! Thanks for the tutorial, and for the chance to win any one of the great prizes that you have here.



  482. The fabulous Diane allegedly said:

    Great giveaway - I would love to win this great prize!



  483. The fabulous Holly u allegedly said:

    What a fun giveaway! Thanks!



  484. The fabulous Laurie allegedly said:

    Love the trivet! Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity.



  485. The fabulous Meg R allegedly said:

    What wonderful everything! I’m so glad I found this site–paper piecing is my current quilting obsession (coming on two years now).

    *crosses fingers for delicious thread*



  486. The fabulous Mary Ann allegedly said:

    Awesome project…I’ve never seen that technique before and it is so kick ass clever. hanks for the fun!



  487. The fabulous Sheree B allegedly said:

    You do wonderful work, I’d love a chance to win!



  488. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    Wonderful giveaway!

    That’s a lot of cool prizes.

    Thanks k’s!



  489. The fabulous BeckyR allegedly said:

    Adorable trivet and fabrics. I will have to find the book too!



  490. The fabulous Peg allegedly said:

    Always looking for new boutique ideas. Thanks.



  491. The fabulous The Patchsmith allegedly said:

    Have really enjoyed making this week’s project.



  492. The fabulous Sallie allegedly said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!



  493. The fabulous Becky Leclere allegedly said:

    Love your site… Thanks for the giveaway



  494. The fabulous Linda Baldwin allegedly said:

    I love your project! I am so glad that I found your blog. It’s great!



  495. The fabulous Audrey allegedly said:

    Wow, super giveaway!! Thanks :)



  496. The fabulous Ruth allegedly said:

    As always your choice of fabric scale and pattern just rank it up a notch. Lovely.



  497. The fabulous Debbie allegedly said:

    What a great pattern. Luv it!!! Thanks.



  498. The fabulous Connie V. allegedly said:

    SO happy I found you blog! It’s going to be a good day! :)



  499. The fabulous Cecilia allegedly said:

    Thank you for a great giveaway. I love the block.



  500. The fabulous Carmit allegedly said:

    What a thoughtful giveaway! That trivet is brilliant. I may need to get hold of this book…



  501. The fabulous sue allegedly said:

    Just love the trivet you have made, thanks for the giveaway



  502. The fabulous Michelle@SqueekCrafts allegedly said:

    Great finish and nice tutorial :-)



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