Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Pop

It's time for another Shortcut Quilt! Today we have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern - Layer Cake Pop! This quilt pattern is a delight to make and we just love those cheery pops of color throughout!
This beautiful quilt kit features the charming and vibrant prints of Spectrum by V & Co. Perfect your finished product with the bright teal backing set!
It's time to get to quilting! Follow along as Kimberly walks you through this pattern step by step!


Wasn't that fun?! Leave a comment on this blog post of your favorite notion used in the video, and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! Contest will end January 28, 2017!

We have one more surprise for you, as if a free pattern, tutorial, and chance to win a gift certificate weren't enough! Purchase a layer cake in a new collection, a timeless favorite, or something you've had your eye on and get 15% off with the code Cake15!*

We have some fun quilty friends along for the journey! Check out their blogs to see the free Layer Cake Pop pattern in a variety of fabric collections! 

Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Denise from Pieced Brain
Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity
Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Kristen from Three In the Nest
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Lisa from In the Boondocks
Paula from The Sassy Quilter

*Disclaimer: Discount only valid on regularly priced layer cakes. Offer valid January 26, 2017 through January 28, 2017. One use per customer.

286 comments:

  1. LOVE the Frixion pens. Use them all the time. They are by far the best brand that I have used.

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  2. Alphabities are super helpful in staying organized!

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  3. I would love to have one of those Frixion pens! I've been waiting for one to pop up in my Sew Sampler box!

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  4. Aurifil thread! It's the only thread I use!

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  5. The iron looks awesome...is that a notion?? Lol. I need a new one so I notice them! Pens are always important so the pens too!

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    1. I agree on the iron! I do not like the one I have right now and have heard good things about reliable!!

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  6. The frixion pen sounds awesome! Have yet to use one- but will be looking into them! This quilt is too cute:)

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  7. The small ruler looks handy! And what brand is that iron? Looks nice,

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  8. I like the Cut and Press! It's so handy! Very cute quilt!

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  9. I love the rulers! So many useful sizes!

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  10. Love the frisson pen! Use it for all my markings.

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  11. I love the Quilters Cut and Press mat. Mine ha been used so much, it's almost worn out.

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  12. I am intrigued by the friction pen I have never used one.

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  13. I love aurifil thread-it sews like a dream!

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  14. I love the frixion pens - I always give one to my secret sister!

    Beth
    oneoldgoat1962 at gmail.com

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  15. I really like the Alphabitties. I get lost or forget what piece goes where so these keep me orderly.

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  16. The Cut and Press mat-I have one and it's so useful!

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  17. I love aurifil thread most. The next item would be the frixion pen. Awesome. Thanks for pattern and tutorial!

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  18. I love my creative grids 4.5" ruler - I use it for everything!!

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  19. The Creative Grids ruler is my favorite -- use this all the time.

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  20. Alphabitties are my fav. I use them all the time!

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  21. I use Frixion pens all the time!

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  22. Love the Aurifil thread! Creative grids rulers are the best! Too many to pick one favorite.

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  23. I keep hearing about Frixion pens, and I would love to try them. This quilt is such a clever design! Thank you for this offer.

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  24. Love the frixion pen!! Off to download the pattern now!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  25. The Frixion Pen is always nearby when quilting.

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  26. The Frixion Pen is always nearby when quilting.

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  27. love the alphabitties! I have pink~

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  28. I love the ruler - I don't have one that size and it would be great!

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  29. I don't have any alphabitties but they look so cute and practical. I'd love to use them.

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  30. I love the aurifil thread! I use it all the time :)

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  31. I need to purchase one of those quilt and press mats! That would be a time and space saver!

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  32. I would have to say the alphabitties! I use them for every project!

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  33. The Alphabitties! I have 3 sets and use them all the time.

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  34. Frixion pen is the only marker I use...never fails! Like you, I use a Reliable iron and love it! I've had mine for several years now and the only iron I use! Thank you for the pattern!

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  35. I love those Alphabilities. So useful.

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  36. I think my favorite is the little 6inch ruler! I've been using mine since I bought it! So useful.

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  37. I like the rulers. I really do not have a good one.

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  38. All I use is Aurifil thread. It never fails.

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  39. I would love to get some alphabitties some time, but I do love the Friction pens. I have those myself :)

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  40. I really like the ironing mat.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  41. The Quilter's Cut & Press looks like a handy thing to have.

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  42. i love the Aurifil 2024 thread - I use it all the time!! and the frixion pen is great to use and the alphabities!!! (love them all) mumbird3(at)auburn(dot)edu

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  43. I love the press and sew mat.

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  44. I would love to try a Frixion pen! I also really like the small ruler, and need to get one for myself.

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  45. I really Ike the rotary color and small ruler. I do a lot of small quilts and that is the ruler I seem to reach for the most.

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  46. LOVE my Aurifil thread! A must for my quilting projects

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  47. Thank you so very much for sharing another great shortcut pattern, I have used a number of them! I was excited to see the the links to look at other versions, but most of them have no mention of this new pattern and no version to see.

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  48. Love the Frixion pen; it helps me as a beginner in so many ways.

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  49. My sewing area is not as big as I would like and I love my cut and press :-) saves room

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  50. Auriful thread is my favorite notion. Thanks for a great pattern!!

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  51. I love the Auriful thread. You can find any color you need to match any project your working on! Thanks for the pattern!

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  52. Mine has to be the Aurifil thread!

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  53. frixion pens are my favorite

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  54. I would love to try that Frixon pen!

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  55. I like that cute chunky ruler:)
    srblack525@yahoo.com

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  56. Frixion pen for sure!๐Ÿ’–

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  57. I love Aurifil #2024. Aurifil is so reliable, and 2024 is one of my favorite colors for piecing.

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  58. I have to say my Creative Grids/Fat Quarter Shop 2.5 x 6.5 ruler! I use it every time I work with jelly rolls!

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  59. So many favorites! I am addicted to Aurifil thread Creative Grids rulers! I can't live without them, lol. Thanks for the cute pattern, and the chance to win!

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  60. I like the little alphabet letters used to "label" fabric pieces. I have not seen them before.

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  61. I am addicted to piecing with Aurifil thread! It never lets me down!
    Susie

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  62. I love the small Creative Grids ruler! I own 3 in this size so I can have one handy at all times!

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  63. I'm thinking the little Creative Grid ruler would be very handy for the small pieces that I've bee working with recently. Thanks for another great pattern using one of my favorite pre-cut sizes. clara-chandler@att.net

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  64. I use all of those notions, but my favorite is the Frixion pen. Very nice quilt patter too!

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  65. Oh! I need that cut and press 2 that Kimberly is using!

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  66. favorite notions are like picking your favorite child...i would be lost without the walking foot, the iron, and i love the ruler kimberly was using....thanks for the generous give-a-way. janet

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  67. i love aurifil thread. thanks for the cute pattern and video.

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  68. Thanks for this chance. I love my Reliable iron!

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  69. Love the cut and press mat. The pattern would make a great little baby quilt.

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  70. I like the pen that the mark disappears.

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  71. Although I love love my Creative Grids/Fat Quarter Shop 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 Ruler because I use it every single day and am able to take it with me everywhere so it's definitely invaluable and a favorite, my favorite in the video is BY FAR THE Alphabitties! How did I ever live without these little cuties? They are so helpful, time savers and keep me so organized! I absolutely adore them. Kwarren29@cox.net

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  72. I love Aurifil thread the most!

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  73. Love the Velocity Iron...that's a notion right? LOL.

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  74. I like the frixion pen and the cut and press mat both! I can't get along without them!

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  75. It would be handy to have a Cut n Press board!

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  76. I got a Frixion pen for Christmas, and have been having a ball using it. Am I a sewing nerd or what--LOL! I LOVE IT! Thanks for the new pattern...I can't wait to look through my stash and start cutting it out.

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  77. My favorite is the cut and press mat, although mine is warped and not quite as white. Almost time for a new one! Thank you for the great tutorials and super service. I am sincerely impressed with how fast you ship! Thanks again and good luck to all! Kathy

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  78. Love those Frixion pens, they are the best!!!

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  79. Love my large and tiny scissors! Could not function without them! Thank You FQS! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  80. I love the Aurifil threads. They are awesome to work with.

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  81. Just a rotary cutter! I remember way back when having to make templates in cardboard, cut them out, trace them onto the fabric and cut with scissors!

    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  82. I LOVE Alphabitties! They are the perfect quilting companion!

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  83. Can't do without the Frixion pens! Or the Aurifil thread! Thank you for the great pattern and video.

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  84. What a great pattern. I enjoyed seeing all the different options made by the bloggers. My favorite notion is great thread. I've just started using Aurifil thread and it's wonderful.

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  85. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJanuary 26, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    I love the Alphabets. Looks like they would be useful on any block with multiple pieces.

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  86. I love the ruler so small and tiny.

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  87. I love the size of the ruler used to mark the diagonal. I think it's
    Creative Grids/Fat Quarter Shop 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 Ruler . This is now on my to buy list.

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  88. I am in love with rulers but I agree the iron looks cool

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  89. I try to limit the number of rulers I have because I have so little space, but I am really liking the small ruler shown in the video - looks like a 6.5 x 2.5

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  90. Small ruler. Easy to use
    sascott4@hotmail.com

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  91. Aurifil thread is my favorite!

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  92. The friction pen is great-disappearing, which leaves no marks to be seen later! Thank you, Susan

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  93. ok I don't know what those letter things are but I'm sure I need them!
    Love fatquarter.com

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  94. I have to say the Aurifil thread.

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  95. Loving on Aurifil threads! !!

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  96. Those alphbitties always intrigue me. I think I need to add some to my notions. Thanks!

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  97. I have fallen in love with Aurifil thread, especially in free motion quilting on my domestic machine! Thanks for a beautiful pattern and great video tutorial.

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  98. I am on the bandwagon with the Aurifil thread also. I love it and so does my machine. This is a cute, fun, and fast quilt. Love it!

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  99. Aurifil thread and creative grids rulers!! Love the quilt

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  100. I like the little ruler, and the fun coloured scissors!

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  101. I like the small ruler for working with the smaller squares -- both for drawing lines and for cutting the corners off after sewing.

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  102. Frixion pens are my friend! LOL They truly make it easy to mark, then erase with an iron. Love the video!
    Jonnie
    dbrit89828 at aol dot com

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  103. Love the quilt, so cute! and I love the frixion pens, so handy.

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  104. My favorite notion used in the video is the Frixion pen.

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  105. Love the notions used in the video, but my favorite is possibly the Frixion pen. Love to use it for embroidery marking, applique and more. wonderful tool and product.

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  106. Recently Discovered Frixion pens and I love them!
    satterfieldfamily@sbcglobal.net

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  107. I love the Tula Pink scissors!

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  108. love your tshirt. I would love to try the Alphabities

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  109. Alphabities are so fun to use! And keep me organized!

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  110. Alphabitties! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. My favorite notion in the video is the friction pen. I need to get one of those.

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  112. A quilty friend gave me a set of Alphabities as a Christmas gift. I absolutely love them. Now that I use them, I can't imagine what I did without them.

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  113. Love all the colors
    on this fun quilt.
    Carla from Utah

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  114. Forgot to mention I
    like the Friction
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    Carla from Utah

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  115. Aurifil threads are the absolute best for piecing.

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  116. It is a gray pattern. I like the ruler you use. I have one that I misplace all the time so i have gotten a couple more to have near me all the time.

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  117. I just love the Frixion pens. Got one in my Sew Sampler box several more moths ago and now couldn't be without it....those things are wonderful.

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  118. Aurifil Thread is my favorite notion!

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  119. Ilove Frixion pens. they make marking so easy.

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  120. The Frixion pens are my favorite notion. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  121. I've always wanted a set of those Alphabitties but haven't purchased one yet. Love this pattern and all the samples I've seen from others.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  122. The frixion pens are my favorite; I just wish they would make a white one for use on very dark fabrics. Sigh. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  123. Would love to purchase the Quilter's Cut & Press II. I need one of those. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  124. I love the Alphabitties they help me stay focused and organized.

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  125. Alpha bitties! I bought 2 sets and need to try em out.

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  126. I love my 6 inch creative grid ruler! I use it all the time when constructing blocks, especially for paper piecing and half square triangles.

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  127. Never realized how helpful the Alphabitties could be and now have 2 sets!

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  128. Love the Alphabitties

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  129. That would be Aurifil thread of course!

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  130. Love all the notions you used but my favourite has to be the Aurifil thread.

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  131. I love my 6" ruler and frixion pen! Both from past Sew Sampler boxes. Notions I didn't know I needed, but now can't live without. Thanks Fat Quarter Shop.

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  132. Frixion pens are the best! I just started using them a couple months ago and can't believe I didn't always have them.

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  133. It has to be the Tula Pink scissors! cwhelan at williamwoods dot edu

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  134. I like the little letter stickers!

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  135. What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing the pattern and video tutorial :) I love the Tula Pink Fabric Shears you used!

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  136. I really like the alphabitties. What a great way to stay organized.

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  137. Love those Frixion pens! I use them all the time.

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  138. I like the disappearing ink pen. Something to put on my wish list...

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  139. Love those frixion pens, give them to all my friends-in purple, of course! I also have a Reliable iron, best one I've ever used.

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  140. I enjoy Alphabitties. They are so helpful in organizing cut pieces. The pattern is so fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  141. Would love to try the frixion pens that were used.

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  142. I am hooked on the Alphabitties and Frixion pens. They are a "must have" Thanks for the fun pattern.

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  143. The Frixion pen is my favorite...or one of them! I use it all the time in my sewing room!

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  144. Alphabities; absolutely! Thanks for the chance to win!
    cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

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  145. I love a good pair of sewing scissors.

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  146. Wonder clips ... I use them all the time on my bindings.

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  147. I love that little ruler... I think it was the 2.5x6 inch one.

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  148. I absolutely love the friction pens. I have a couple different colors of the pens that I use depending on the fabric that I need to draw a line on. I have even given these pens out to my sewing buddies. They are amazing.

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  149. I love the Quilter's Cut and Press II mat! It's awesome!!

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  150. I like the idea of the Frixon pens, never thought about the fact that it disappears after ironing, so that would make a great way to mark your 1/2 square units! Great quilt, thanks for the free pattern!

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  151. I love to have a small ruler near my machine - the Creative Grids/Fat Quarter shop ruler in the video is the perfect size - might just have to have one too!

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  152. i don't know what I did without my June Taylor ruler (12 X 18). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  153. I love the frixon pens. I use them all the time. Enjoy your videos.

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  154. the frixion pens but also liked the cutting and pressing mat

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  155. Love those Alphabitties!

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  156. I love the FriXion pen! That is the same one I use. It erases completely when I iron, no water needed.

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  157. The Reliable iron would be my absolute favorite, but I do like all the notions in the video and even though it's not a notion, I really like Kim's shirt!! I will never buy another Oliso iron as mine died recently, it's still under warranty and Oliso hasn't taken responsibility on it and has been difficult and useless to deal with!!!!

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  158. I like that ruler! It seems like the perfect size.

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  159. Alphabities were my favorite notion from the tutorial. Although, I don't have any and still use snips of paper to do it. This would be a notion I would buy for myself.
    kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

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  160. My favorite notion used in Kimberly's youtube video is definitely the Aplhabitties. They help to keep things organized. One of the best inventions ever!!! Thanks Kimberly! Love the free quilt pattern!

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  161. The Frixion pens are great. All the fun of disappearing ink for adult quilters.

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