Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop and Giveaway!


Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Day 2 of the Hugs & Kisses Blog Hop :)
My project for today's hop
is a pair of dividers for my pots and pans.
My wonderful hubby gave me stainless steel
pots and pans for Christmas 
and there is NO WAY I'm letting my 
beauties get scratched!

And just in case any of you 
want to make a few for yourself,
I've written a tutorial for you
and you can find it HERE.


This one has a heart appliqued in the center.


And this one has a heart appliqued
in each of the 4 "petals" of the divider.


Here's a better look at them laying flat.


And here's a look at what I've been using up until now.
Not too pretty....I know.


And now on to the Giveaway for today!!!

Up for grabs is 3 fat quarters
of fun pink fabrics that made me think of Valentine's Day.
As well as a quilt pattern called Citrus Salad by Jillily Studio.


So who wants it?

All you have to do is leave me a comment
and tell me your first name and where you are from
and if there was someone in your life
who taught you or inspired you to sew or stitch.
( For me it was my Mom and Oma :)
It's been a while since I asked that
and it's always so fun to meet new people :)
You don't have to be a follower to enter
but you can leave me a SEPARATE comment
telling me you follow for a second chance to win.
You have until Sunday Feb 17th to enter
and the winner will be announce on Monday Feb 18th.
Good luck and I can't wait to start reading
about you all :)

And don't forget to check in with all the other
Hoppers today for inspiration and giveaways!

213 comments:

  1. Such a great project! Thanks so much! I so want to do this. Will also make great ,precious and useful gifts!

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  2. Forgot to introduce myself! I am Martina from Switzerland and adear friend introduced me to the quilting world. Never thought I would sew and quilt, lol!
    I am looking forward to follow you!

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  3. I'm Christine and I live in Cornwall in the south west of England.
    My mother was a needlework teacher so I've sewed for as long as I can remember

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  4. Useful project! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

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  5. I am Kay from Lincoln, England. Nobody taught me to sew, my gran was a knitter. A year ago I received a sewing book for christmas and the first thing I made was a tote bag with an EPP dresden on it, and I haven't looked back. I also have a bit of a fabric addiction now as well as new found sewing skills. Thanks for a fun giveaway, I really like the cupcake fabric.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  6. I am already a follower. Love the little hearts in the center of your sewing.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  7. I'm Sue from Illinois. My Grandmother is the fuel that started my quilting fire.

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  8. Great project!
    I'm Gill from England. I was taught to sew by a teacher at my primary school - no one else in my family sews!!

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  9. What a great idea and I love the fabric! I am Charlotte from Chapel Hill NC and my Grandma Ruby taught me to sew.

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  10. My mother sewed our Halloween costumes when I was little. I believe that the inspirations came from an internal need that has turned into the fire of passion for quilting!

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  11. Karen my name is Betsy and I live in spring hill Florida. A students parent taught me to quilt. Her name is Kathy and I am forever grateful.

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  12. I am Kristen and I live in 29 inches of snow, known as Massachusetts! My mother sewed and I loved watching her. Now that I have two little girls, I pulled out her old sewing machine and retaught myself... Now to save up my money for a new one :)

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  13. These would make a great gift for my niece who is in culinary school! I may have missed Valentines DAy...but her birthday is in March....hmI better get busy! Beulah from NC sending you a Valentine Hug!

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  14. What a great project! I'm Chiska from wyoming. I have an aunt and Mom who inspired my sewing--but I didn't start until I was about 35.

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  15. I am Lindsay from Pennsylvania. I taught myself to sew, and I think it was an escape from the stresses of college that inspired me.

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  16. I am a follower! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

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  17. Sandra from SLC Utah. I am basically self taught sewing and quilting.

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  18. Hi Karen! I love these separators. I have been using boring old bits of foam. This inspires me to do more! I am Elita, presently from Geneva, Switzerland, though originally from South Carolina, US. My mother is an expert seamstress and the ultimate inspiration. All of the women in my family do some type of needlework but I am the first quilter in 4 generations. It is now a passion for me!

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  19. Hi, I'm Lisa and I live in eastern Kentucky. When I first got interested in quilting my MIL was great to help and encourage me.

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  20. Such a wonderful idea and I am going to do that for my pots also..very cute. My name is Sharon and I hale from Chattahoochee, TN nice to meet you

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  21. I am a new member and I started quilting about 20 years ago and learned by watching the Eleanor Burns show....just me, my machine and Eleanor every week....

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  22. My grandmother taught me!

    Deborah
    pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

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  23. I started quilting very early in life about 20 years ago when I would get sent to the farmstead on weekends and holidays to help my aunt work on her projects. now i get much of my inspiration from other bloggers and great teachers at my LQS

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  24. follower for a while -- I'm in the hop tomorrow

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  25. My Mom is my inspiration. She made all of our clothes growing.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm a follower.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  27. Love your pan Dividers... What a GREAT IDEA! Looking forward to checking out your Tutorial.. Big Hugs for YOU!

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  28. Hi I'm Marcia from Tx. My mom was always my crafty inspiration. The neighbors would bring their sewing over to my mom to fix things. Like hemming their pants, or sewing recital outfits. I started sewing things for my little sister when I was probably 15 or 16. Costumes and such.

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  29. Cool idea. I am Daryl from The Land of Enchantment (NM). I learned to sew and quilt from my mom.

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  30. Great idea for the pots and pans. I think I'll have to make some too!

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  31. Now that is a very clever idea! Wish my stainless steel pots weren't 30+ years old.. and they look like it too. :)

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  32. That is a clever Idea!!!!!! I do follow...and love your project.

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  33. Sadly, there was no one in my life that inspired me to sew, I fell into it when i wanted to make my great niece a present, and so I learnt to quilt! Made a bout 40 since that first one...

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  34. What a great idea! I use a lot of cast iron pans and those would be so much nicer to use than the paper towels I'm I using now!

    My name is Gwen and I was born in Richmond, VA. My mom helped and guided me as I learned to sew, but my grandmother was my real inspiration. She made lots of things, but her most impressive were the cathedral window quilts she made for each of her 4 daughters.

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  35. I started following you during the last hop.

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  36. Such nice dividers! I hope your pans enjoy their wonderful padding!

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  37. And I'm also a happy follower!

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  38. Neat idea! I'm from Colorado. My mom and my grandmother's were sewers but oddly enough no one taught me. I'm mostly self taught and have been crafting since around 10 yrs old when I taught myself crochet from looking at a book. My grandmothers made quilts, one made mostly embroidery blocks and the other crazy quilts. Two (grandmothers & techniques :-)..)of which still inspire me today.

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  39. Great idea.I`m Rosa from Spain and I learned from my mom.

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  40. what a great idea Karen....these are lovely

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  41. What a great idea. Terry from Houghton Lake, Mi, a friend go me quilting

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  42. that's a nice idea.. always looking to something to put between my dishes!!! thank's
    so my name is Mélanie, i'm from Québec-canada. My first quilting inspiration was my grand-mother! thank's for the chance to win

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  43. i follow you with bloglovin. thank,s have a nice day

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  44. Thank you for the tutorial, I have pinned it for later reference. http://pinterest.com/pin/271130840038814430/
    My name is Mara and I live in Greece, when my daughter was born I wanted to sew cute clothes for her, so you can say she is my inspiration.

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  45. What a great idea. My mom taught me to sew.
    Vicki at tvbart@charter.net

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  46. Hi, I am Carolin from Germany and I have started sewing about two years ago and I couldnt really tell why sewing came to my mind. I was only looking for something creative and possibly a new hobby. And what I found was a passion!

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  47. And by the way, I have been following your blog for quite a while now and love it!

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  48. I'm Linda from Texas! My Mom was the main person who taught me to sew, although my grandmother also taught me a lot when she helped me sew doll clothes out of her scraps. My lessons started when I was very young.

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  49. Great idea for keeping your new pans from getting scratched! I'm dawn from IL and I was inspired by my mom and grandma to learn to sew. Although neither of them were quilters, they instilled a love for sewing and fabric!

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  50. Oh my goodness what an awesome idea & tutorial. I have been needing this tutorial for years. Thank you . Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway. I am Tammy I am a SAHM of 2..daugher age 12 son who is disabled and is now home with me all day every day age 19. I love to sew quilt craft & create anything I can get my hands on. I grew up around my mom and grandmother who mad ecustom clothing for people and also did alterations.My earliest memories are of sitting in the floor with my brother and sisters playing in the scrap pile..We were given hand needles to learn to sew with until we probably about age 5 that is when we learned to sew on the machines.My sibling sand I would have contest who could make the best doll clothes and blankets. and yes I alwyas won then my brother came in second. My other 2 sisters were horriable at sewing.... And I have been sewing ever since then. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I am allready a follower. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. Those fabrics are very cute. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. What a great idea...thanks for the tutorial! I love the little heart in the center! I'm from Nevada and it was my mom who got me sewing.

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  53. What a great way to protect your pans and so cute!! I'm here in Iowa and watching a friends mother piece inspired me when I was young!

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  54. Brilliant idea and the fabrics are perfect!

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  55. These are cute! I have stainless steel pans as well and never thought of this!

    As for sewing inspiration, my grandmother taught me how to sew when I was 9. I made a pot holder. After that, I didn't touch a sewing machine again until I was 31. Now I'm sending her gifts in the mail I have sewn.

    My kiddo is already asking when she gets to learn to sew!

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  56. And...of course...I'm a follower!

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  57. What a great idea! Bright and beautiful quilties for bright and beautiful pans! Win Win!

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  58. I learned to sew in school in the home ec classes, BUT I did quilting on my own, and it's really grown from there.

    I do remember my mom sewing on a Montgomery ward, making some clothes for me :)

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  59. These are wonderful. I am in Reno Nevada. My Grammy taught me to sew and quilt, you can read more here: http://bit.ly/WYq5NV

    I taught both my children (boy and girl) to sew, and passed the quilt bug to my daughter. We have a lot of fun together with it.

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  60. Great idea you have for your nice pots and pans. I am sure I will be printing off your tutorial soon. My name is Sandi and I am from Sonora, CA. My mom used to sew clothes for my sister and myself. She never learned how to quilt so I took a class and have taught myself along the way to make my own quilts. Thank you for giving all of your followers a chance to win those pink fat quarters and that cute quilt pattern. I have enjoyed the Hugs and Kisses Blog Hop and have gotten a lot of new ideas from all of you. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  61. My name is maria. i'm from oklahoma. My grandma daisy inspired me to learn to sew, but no one really taught me. I learned, and I'm still learning, myself.

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  62. I'm a follower, thank you for the chance!

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  63. Happy Valentine's Day!! I am Linda in Eastern NM and I learned to sew from my MIL.She was an expert seamstress among other crafts. I am always learning new crafts, like tatting. Thanks for your tut and love the idea of fabric instead of cardboard. Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful giveaway.

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  64. Great dividers......what a wonderful idea......I'm Teri from Twain Harte, California......very nice giveaway......

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  65. Thanks for the idea!

    My great grandmother was a fantastic lady!
    She knitted socs, crochet bedspread and desgned the tabletoppers she needed.
    I was a little girl, sitting at her kitchentable and watched her take a pencil, draw some lines on a piece of cloth and then started to embrodier!
    I wanted to be like her!




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  66. My name is Lyn and I am from CA. My grandmother taught me to sew. Love your idea of the divider. I thank you for the tutorial too! Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  67. Yes, I am a follower. Thanks

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  68. What a great idea for your pots and pans. This would also be great for those precious plates that we have . Thank you for sharing. My name is Joyce and I am from N.E. Georgia.My mom was the person that inspired me to sew. She always made stuff for me and my sister. I started sewing at a very early age and it is something that I really love doing.Thank you for the giveaway.

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  69. Great idea with the divider. My name is Britt-Inger, from Sweden, and it was my mother who taught med to sew. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects.

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  70. What a clever idea -- makes me wish I had new pots to protect, lol! My name is Gail, I'm currently from Saginaw Michigan. Most women sewed when I was a girl, and made practical things that would be useful. I grew up loving things that are both beautiful and helpful but it's only as an adult that I've been exposed to the beautiful art-quilting techniques that I see in these Hops!

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  71. What a fabulous idea! blessings, marlene

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  72. This is an amazing idea! I use tissue, not any more! Thanks for sharing.

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  73. Great idea for those pan dividers. I try to keep the cardboard but something always happens to it and it gets thrown out.
    My name is Kathy and I am from Pennsylvania. My great aunt taught me to sew and she helped me make many outfits. That helped me learn to quilt later.

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  74. My GG (great granny) sewed, and I guess she would be the one who inspired me most! I'm Erin from Chicago :)

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  75. I also am making pan dividers and had a hard time making the circle, (I needed a 16"circle), I found a handy circle ruler that I ordered. Maybe now my circles will actually be circles! yours look great.

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  76. What a fabulous idea...how creative are you!?!?

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  77. I am Lou from Texas:) My mother sewed and my MIL was a proffessional seamstress before the war in Germany. But mostly I have learned to quilt on my own and with the help of great friends!

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  78. I am a follower under a different email.
    louster388@......

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  79. Neat idea! Thanks for sharing today...I'm Kris from Indiana and I learned to sew from my sweet husband. My MIL was great about teaching her girls AND boys to use her sewing machine...he can't complain as heartily as he might like about my stash as a result though I think he might have second thoughts about having taught me!!

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  80. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the pattern details. I am a self-taught quilter and many of my sewing inspirations ... like yours ... have come from the internet ... :) Pat

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  81. Love your project! Thanks for the tut! I need to make these.
    I'm Roxanne from Pearland, TX (previously Chicago). My Mom, Grandma and Mrs. Kozney (girl scout leader) helped teach me to sew. My sister Dawn encouraged and inspired me to learn to quilt.

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  82. Karen-What a great idea! My sister has new pots & pans and is using the cardboard that came with them. Her birthday is coming up and it would be a great way to use batting scraps as well because even if you piece them, it wouldn't matter. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  83. I'm Wendy from Nottingham, England. My mum taught me to sew. I think she'd wanted to teach me all my life, but I resisted until a couple of years ago!

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  84. This is a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  85. What a clever idea! Thank you for sharing your tutorial. I am a self taught sewer. I live in Northern California.

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  86. I am 100% self taught. My grandmother used to sew when she was alive, but I never had the chance to sew with her, or even watch her sew much. And it was nothing I ever thought about doing until I started having children and decided I wanted to make their Halloween costumes... So I guess, technically, my kids inspired me!

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  87. Hi! I'm Pat from Snohomish, WA. My mom embroidered and my Aunt Mary crocheted, but I was never interested in handwork. I discovered quilting at the age of 55 and haven't stopped since!

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  88. I'm Debbie and I live in St Paul, MN. I like to do all kinds of fiber crafts, sewing, quilting, weaving, spinning yarn, knitting, crochet and beadwork.

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  89. Doy, I thought yesterday's post was the hop post. LOL
    still like em, still need some. LOL

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  90. Terrific idea--would never have thought of it myself!!

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  91. Hi. Great tutorial. I really have to make some of those for my favorite pans. No one I knew sewed or did any crafts. No idea where I got the bug from but boy am I glad I did.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Ursula

    uschbear at gmail dot com

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  92. Hi!! I love this idea!!! Very useful!!! But I also love the fabric you used!!! My name is Carla and I live in Lagrange Ky!

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  93. I am a happy follower!!! My GM was a sewer and quilter!!! My mom is still a crafter with a little sewing!! Thanks for the fun!!1

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  94. Rosemary B here: I am a follower.
    I live in Northern Virginia (30 miles west of the cesspool we call DC)
    My mom. She let us sew on her machine (singer 316G) since we were little kids. I used to sew a lot of cool clutter back them, but now I have made all of the mistakes so I am forever thankful for those days my mom let me give her machine a work out.
    I love your pot dividers. This is an excellent idea. I have old pots and pans but my girls are both on their own, one newlywed, and they have all of the good stuff. I bet they would appreciate these. I will make them! and they are washable too, which needs to be done now and then, kind of like the curtains you know>
    Thank you for sharing your amazing idea

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  95. Hello from Nova Scotia. The only quilter in my family, my grandmother, passed away before I became interested in making quilts and so I did not have any instruction from her but I did fall in love with a quilt she made and it took off from there.

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  96. I am from SC. My 3rd grade teacher actually taught me (as well as every 3rd grader at Middletown Elementary in the 80`s) I dont think that it became a passion for most of us but for me it did!

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  97. Big Hugs and Kisses from North Alabama...we really are different from South Alabama...LOL! Originally from West Virginia but married an Alabama boy in college...3 kids, 5 grandchildren, a 30 yr. teaching career, and now retired later...it's great being a retired Grandmother in Chief! I had 8th grade Home Ec and other than that, I am self taught in quilting along with classes, workshops, and YouTube vidoes
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  98. I need some of these! Probably will need to get some fabric and follow your tut.

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  99. I'm Vicki and I live in Haysville, Kansas, which is just south of Wichita. I grew up in Minnesota where my grandma did all kinds of sewing and needlecrafts. She taught me to embroider and crochet.

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  100. I am a happy follower. Thanks for the chance.

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  101. Very cute project. I am Sandie in WA. And my Mom taught me to sew. Thanks for the fun!

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  102. Diane from sunny southern Ca. I love your project. I too have a set of expensive stainless steel pans I love. My family was not crafty at all. My parents bowled in a league and there was an older lady who was always knitting as she watched the bowlers. I was fascinated watching her needles move. I asked her to teach me. I convinced my mom to buy me needles and yarn and that kind lady who didn't know me or my parents started me on my lifelong love of needlework.

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  103. Love the project! Very cute.
    My mom taught me to sew at a very young age (maybe 6 or 7)and I made doll clothes. As a teen, I sewed a few things for myself, but it wasn't until I was married and had babies of my own, that I appreciated the needlework and craft skills my mom patiently "handed" down to me.
    :o)
    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  104. I follow your blog via GFC.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

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  105. Maureen from Calgary. My home ec teacher sparked my first interest in sewing. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  106. I follow this blog. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  107. I am Barbara and I live in Georgia and my mother and home get is where I learned

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  108. absolutely loved your idea of keeping your pans safe and quiet too!! Such ingenuity! Oh, my name is Cindy, I'm from North Dakota and recovering from hip surgery. I did about an hour of quilting today, but guess what? My but hurt so I had to go lay down and surf the web. My mother-in-laws quilts gave me the inspiration to quilt.

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  109. I am from Tiburon, California, which is just north of the Golden Gate bridge. My mom was my inspiration for sewing!

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  110. Great idea! I love the fabric. I'm DeAnna from Atlanta and my mother was my inspiration. I don't ever remember being without a sewing machine in the house.

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  111. NIce idea and one I plan on copying, thanks! My love of the needle started when I was 7 and it was both my Mom and her Mom (Grandma) that taught me to love the rhythym of the needle.

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  112. My mother was my inspiration. She sewed all my brothers and mine clothes when we were young and then I started to sew my own clothes.

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  113. I'm Michele from Ontario, Canada (I live north of Lake Superior). After a trip to Eastern Canada when I was in my early 20's... I was inspired by the quilts in the small shops and knew it was something I had to learn to do!!!

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  114. I am already a follower via GFC.

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  115. That is such a wonderful idea. I have wanted some for a long time, but didn't want to spend the money on them. Now I will make some.

    I'm Mary for So. CA and I grew up with a mom and grandmother who were sewers.

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  116. What a great idea! I never considered dividers, but it makes so much sense. (I feel a bit dense right now!) I'm Debbi from Arcanum, Ohio. My grandmother inspired me to embroider and, from there, I decided I needed to learn to sew. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  117. That is a great idea! I'll be moving in a year, and some of those dividers could do double duty in the packing department. Maybe I'll give it a try! My name is Nita and I live in Whitehorse, Yukon (Canada). My university roommate made herself a quilt out of two sheets and some batting, tied with yarn. I was hooked on the idea from that day on.

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  118. Oh...I love these! My Mom has some pots and pans that she won't use because she's afraid they'll get scratched in the cupboard...Now I have my first Christmas project planned. It's never too early to start! My Grandmother was a wonderful seamstress and I wish I had HALF the talent she had!

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  119. I am self taught. I started making quilts when i was pregnant with my daughter. I live in western kentucky, directly in the middle of hillbilly street and redneck road lol babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  120. I am a new follower via email babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  121. What a clever idea. Not only protection for the pots/pans but no clattering when they are put away! Super idea! I am Linda from Iowa. My mom was so supportive of my sewing and got me started at an early age. There were others, too: my aunt, my great-grandmother, my next-door neighbor. They have all passed away now but I am still sewing because of them.

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  122. A great idea Karen, they are on my 'to do' list to protect my frying pans. Thanks for the inspiration. My Mom was the one who taught my sisters and I to sew. She was an awesome seamstress! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  123. I'm a follower for Canton Michigan. Have a wonderful week!! Pauline

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  124. That is a great idea! My Mom taught me o sew and I taught her to quilt about a year before she passed away. I'm Cecilia from Georgia.

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

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  126. Hello, my Dear! I've come to you from The "Grow Your Blog" party...it was over before I knew about it, but it was so nice of Vicki to leave the list up! Anyway, I always welcome new blogs to enjoy, and yours is delightful! I am now following you ~ please come and visit me if you get a chance!
    So nice to "meet" you!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  127. Your cooking pan dividers are wonderful. They put my bubble wrap to shame. My name is Jenny, I live in Minnesota and my good friend Marcia started me on my quilting journey three years ago. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  128. This is just plain brilliant! Plus cute too.

    My gramma was swift on the sewing machine making custom drapes and more. But I was always interested in creating things.

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  129. I adore your pan protectors! What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial and your fabulous give away.

    My name is Brenda. I began quilting after my father created over 100 quilts for family members. I just had to give it a try and have been creating for over 6 years. I live in Grants Pass, Oregon and absolutely love it.

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  130. What a great idea! So much better than the ones you can purchase. Thanks for the great idea! Hi, I am Amy. My mother and Home Ec. taught me the basics of sewing. I have been quilting for almost a year and love it!

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  131. I am Deb from Elizabethtown, PA. My mom taught me to sew and I have done it most of my life.

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  132. I am self taught I started a few years ago when my husband was ill and I needed to stay home with him.Thank-you for the great give away chance.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  133. I am a very happy follower.Thanks again.Becky
    derry04@yahoo.com

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  134. My mother taught me to sew when i was little.

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  135. My name is Cathy. I live in Phoenix, AZ; and I learned how to sew in Home Ec class when I was a freshman in high school. I never finished anything until I had my first daughter. I wanted her to wear beautiful dresses and could only afford to make them for her. That's when I learned how to FINISH projects! Love your projects!

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  136. My name is Susan and I live on a farm outside a small town in Eastern Washington. I learned how to sew in Home Ec in 7th grade - good thing because my mom did not know how to sew at all!

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  137. I'm an old follower :) Thanks for the yummy giveaway!!!

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  138. This was an absolutely fabulous idea!!! Thank you for the tutorial. It will come in handy for gifts for my culinary friends!! Would be great between grandmas china veggie bowls. Hugs to you !!

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  139. I've been inspired by of course my g/mothers, mom, sisters, and my mother-in-law! My one grammy would sit and watch Yankees play on tv while she did embroidery! What a stitch!! LOL My mother-in-law got me into quilting and what a bug to catch! I love it..making her one now as a thank you and surprise!

    I'm Darlene from NYS and am freezing, bring on the spring soon!!

    kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com

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  140. I am a more-than-happy follower. Your talent is greatly appreciated. I love your 'tutorials' and ideas. Thank you soooo much for this one for the pot help, mine could of used these a while back. O well. Thank you!!!

    darlene
    kittyklaws13411@yahoo.com

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  141. What a great idea. I have some new pans, and this would be great for them, also. My mother quilted, but she did not teach me how. When I was 24, we moved to a new town--my husband was a teacher, and I didn't know anyone. My neighbor had made an applique quilt for her daughter using pictures from a coloring book, and she taught me how to quilt. She became a great friend.

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  142. Hello from Rina in Missouri. I live in a small town just south of Kansas City. Far enough to live in the country, close enough to get to the city in an hour. No one in my family liked to sew until I discovered it at age 11. I taught myself thru trial and error and have been going gang busters ever since. Love the pan dividers. Great idea!

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  143. love those dividers! I am Bobbie and am in Illinois- I learned to sew because my mom always talked about our next door neighbor who "could go into her sewing room and whip up a new dress if she was going out that night" What is really great is that 25 years later my sister and I found Dad and that next door neighbor is married to him now. She spoils me rotten with fabric and we quilt together- via text and Phone calls.

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  144. My name is Jenelle, I live in Kansas. I like the idea of the seperaters. I am self taught at sewing, machine embroidery, and quilting. I did do sewing in high school in Home Ec. and that was all I had as a back ground. Thanks

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  145. Hi!! My name is Bonnie and I am from Arizona. My mom taught me to sew and then I took it in High School. I have been sewing for about 51 years. (Gosh that sounds like a long time) Thanks for the chance to win..bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  146. I follow you through facebook and e-mail. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  147. Ok :) So my name is Dana and I'm from Israel (yes, you have fans here too in case you didn't know...) and my mom and grandma are the origins for all my needle skills :)

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  148. And I'm your loyal follower of course :)

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  149. I like your pan dividers - great idea! I am Elizabeth, from northern Florida, and my paternal grandmother used to make and wear gorgeous evening gowns - and in 1976 for the bi-centenial she made a long patchwork skirt that was stunning. My Mom made lovely clothes, and the best doll clothes, and slipcovers for our couch and chairs, and my aunt learned every imaginable type of needlework. I was blessed to have so many mentors!

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  150. Cute dividers! How clever!
    I am Jackie, from Texas.
    My grandmothers were both fantastic seamstresses, and both taught me a lot. But my granny, may paternal grandmother, was the one who taught me quilting. When I was about 9, she handed me a threaded needle, sat me up to the quilt frame and told me to quilt along a line she had drawn. I know she probably stayed up after I had gone to bed and took those looooong stitches out, but I was hooked! I made quilts for every doll I had after that. I still have her treadle machine and use it sometimes - it still sews beautifully!
    Thanks for the opportunity to tell my story!

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  151. I keep my cardboard inserts too, to keep my glass baking pans from shattering, lol. They're not as pretty as your new ones, that's for sure!

    I'm Sandra and I live near Toronto, Ontario ) I HATED Home Ec in school (I never liked making what they wanted us to make, lol) so I bought my own machine and have been hooked for 35 years :D

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  152. I love the dividers. My name is Bonnie and I hale from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Thanks for the opportunity on the draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  153. My name is Mary and I live in Central Texas. My mom and Gramma inspired me to sew. Actually, they started me with crochet and then I learned some basic embroidery and hand sewing. Eventually I moved on to counted cross stitch, and then I learned to sew on a machine from my mom when I was around 14-15. :-)

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  154. Hello Karen! I'm Cherise from Corona, CA. My great grandmother and aunt inspired me to sew. My sister inspired me to get into other crafts. :)

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  155. I have been a loyal follower of yours from the moment I first discovered your blog. You inspire me very much! You are the one who inspired me to get back into cross stitching. Thank you! :)

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  156. That's a very cute idea. My name is MaryBeth and I'm from Maryland. My mom taught me to sew when I was a teenager, but nobody in my family was a quilter til me. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  157. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  158. What a great idea. My name is Evelyn and I am from Southern Ontario. My aunt and my mom both quilted.

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  159. great ideas, and love the pan separator, I will have to try to make one with the beautious fabrics you are offering

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  160. include me as a follower, thanks for your drawing and for hopping with us!

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  161. sorry, forgot to also mention, that my mom taught me to sew by letting me make stuff and learning how to use a seam ripper! I miss her so much, she has been in my heart since her passing in 1989. I credit her with my love of creating

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  162. My mom and my aunt taught me how to sew and quilt. My name is Sandra and I am from Stem, NC.

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  163. I am already a follower and I love your pan idea.

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  164. Hi my name is Kay. I am from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada :-)

    I love your pot dividers. I usually stick paper towels between my good pots. I now have a new project to get going on. Thanks for sharing.

    I picked up sewing on my own and was quickly addicted lol.

    ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  165. I'm Sallie from TX saying Howdy! My grandma taught me to do needlework and sew.

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  166. I am Jamie from Colorado. My Gram was my inspiration to start but I have mostly had to teach myself.

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  167. I am a follower - or I will be in a few minutes. Your blog is cute!

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