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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Little Notions (Giveaway)

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To celebrate my post being featured this week, we thought we'd hold a little giveaway of a few notions!  My mom made up this darling pincushion and needlebook {out of Kate Spain's Central Park}, and I added the pins and needles, and together we've got a lovely little giveaway.


To enter all you need to do is leave a little comment about what unique notion you use or like most and why {feel free to add a storage tip too!}.  Here's mine:

I really love a small crochet hook for turning points, especially in a tight corner.  The blunt edge is perfect for not poking through the corners, but the small size is perfect to really get a nice point.  I keep things like this in a little tin basket by my ironing board, so it is within easy reach!

You have until next Wednesday, January 19th at midnight, and will draw the winners Thursday!  If you're a follower {or if you become one}, you may leave a second comment telling us for another chance to win {in order to get two chances, you must leave two comments!}.  Please make sure your e-mail address is in your blogger profile or that you leave it in your comment {to avoid spam, you may want to write your e-mail address like this: jennie(at)cloverandviolet(dot)com}.  If your number is drawn to win and your e-mail address is not available, we will have to draw again.  Good luck!

76 comments:

  1. My seam ripper, I use it for everything, it's small and sharp and I can use it for so many things. For storage I have a 5 gal. Home Depot Bucket with a tool storage insert which works perfect to hold all my sewing tools, rotary cutters, scissors, etc. It has so many pockets and a handle to tote it around.

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  2. I follow your blog and your facebook! My blog is canaryquilts{dot}com. Thanks!

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  3. I don't know if they are considered a notion or not, but I love my little 4inch sewing scissors! They make life so much easier.

    As of being organized, I keep most of my sewing and scrapbooking supplies in an over the door shoe holder - the plastic see-thru kind.

    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I follow your blog - emillie.
    hisprincess886(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Fun giveaway! I love my thread catcher (hangs below my sewing machine) that has a velcro-on pin cushion. It's the best, and best of all, I received it in a craft swap. :)

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  6. Not that unique, but I love my little seam ripper. It says Heirloom Quality on it, and the metal part says JAPAN. It has a rubberized handle, and the point is quite sharp and small - great for little stitches. :) Now if only I wasn't using it sooo often!

    Love the pincushion!

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  7. Instead of pulling out an Iron and Ironing Board i use my hair straightener to make a crease on pants to mark where i am going to hem them! Storage tip... I use old shoe boxes for storing my thread needles other needs for sewing... not only is it cute but then i don't have to buy more storage containers... not to mention they fit in the top of your closet all stacked perfectly (for someone with little space and a small budget)

    rachelbriese(at)gmail.com

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  8. What a cute giveaway! My favorite notion (which I ended up giving away, so now I need to get my own) are my embroidery floss bobbins made out of wood cut in the shape of dachshunds. Practical AND adorable! Although not standardized sizes.. ;)

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  9. Already a follower. :D Love your blog!

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  10. My sister gave me a suction "thing" for keeping hands away from rotary cutters ... I am in love! This gadget helps me avoid ruler slippage when cutting.

    Happy quilting!

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  11. i love my embroidary scissors. i use them for so many things...thread cutting, and especially cut triangles out of curved pieces for an easy turn.
    i don't typically buy many notions.

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  12. Not sure if it counts as a notion, but I use my rotary cutter all the time. I also love curved safety pins, and my little Gingher scissors!

    Cute giveaway! Thank you!

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  13. My favorite notion is a chicken pin cushion ( I love chickens!!) I used a $2.50 over the door shoe bag to hang over my sewing machine to hold screw drivers, needles, rotary cutter, blades, etc. in reach.

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  14. I love my seam ripper. It ha saved me many a time!

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  15. Wow, just discovered your blog and it looks amazing! Thank you for the giveaway. I have to say that my favorite notion is my sewing needle threader which came with my new Janome sewing machine, who knew my eyes had gotten that bad over the years. A life saver.

    Also, am new to the bloggie world, so email at plnewhou(at)gmail(dot)com}.

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  16. I have gladly added you to my RSS blogger reader, so I am a new follower.

    plnewhou(at)gmail(dot)com}

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  17. Oooh, great giveaway! I love pins, the kind with the flat little colourful plastic heads... lots and lots and lots of them!!!!! The ones in this giveaway post are adorable, I like those fun little coloured heads!!!

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  18. Beautiful give away! My favorite notion is my little seam gauge. I use it for everything to make sure I am on track. And it has been known to be used as a spot presser and for helping with turning. It's awesome.

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  19. And I am a loving follower! :)

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  20. I really want to make (or win) a couple of nice pincushions, but couldn't live without my magnetic one!

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  21. One of my favorite notions is a chopstick. I use it for so many things. It is a turner for small items, I use it to push out corners and I use it as a creasing tool.

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  22. I am very happy to say that I have been a follower for some time.

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  23. I have a little purple thing called "That Purple Thing" !! I can't remember where it came from but it's so useful for poking and pulling and all sorts of things! Google it!

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  24. What a cute giveaway!
    Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win! I can't live without my seam ripper, my magnetic pin holder and my bobbin case.

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  26. I cannot anymore live without my Two Kai scissors, the small one (embroidery scissor) I use this one so often, can recommend it to you.

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  27. I love a bodkin! I have one with a rounded end which is perfect for smoothing along inside seams and corners when turning something small. It also has a great end for threading ribbon through a tube hem. Here's a hint: tie a long thin scrap of fabric securely to the hole end. When you need to thread ribbon tie it too the scrap. I find it holds better then when you try to tie it to the bodkin directly.

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  28. you know, a pin cushion is just what i need! believe it or not, i don't have one!

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  29. Ummm, I know this will sound really strange, but...

    ...one of my favorite notions is my piccolo tuning rod. Seriously. It's great for poking corners, and for threading, turning, finger-pressing...yeah. And it was free, unless you count the cost of the piccolo itself--which was ungodly!Are you sorry you asked now?

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  30. Oh, and I'm a follower on My Yahoo, too!

    Dot
    dminshall67@yahoo.com

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  31. How lovely!
    My sister uses those plastic rings (for curtains) and crochets around them to make some beautiful earrings!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  32. I am a follower. alternate email address mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. The most unique notion I use is an orange stick as my stiletto at the sewing machine. The unique storage item I use are baby wipe containers and top of a plastic coffee can. I keep small fabric tidbits or notions in the baby wipes. The top is used to corral my hand sewing notions next to my easy chair. Thanks for this giveaway. I love the coordinating pj outfits for your little girl.

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  34. I love, love, love my Fons and Porter Emery Strawberry with a green lace top! ~Kathleen

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  35. I have a really small pair of embroidery clippers and i love them! thanks for a lovely giveaway.
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  36. i am a new follower
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  37. My small Fiskar scissors is my favorite tool besides flower pins I always use for sewing. I love your blog and have a link set on my blog so I always see your updates popping up.

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  38. I have one of those little pin cushion things that you wear on your wrist. I am so used to wearing in when I'm sewing that if I do some small project and forget to use it I will actually poke myself in the wrist. Too funny.
    charlcr(at)aol(dot)com

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  39. I don't think this is unique and possibly not a notion, but I like to apply the film on the back of my rotary ruler to keep it from slipping.

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  40. I hand stitch my hexagons. I do paper piecing, and I put 2 paper punched holes in the paper pieces. When it is time to remove the paper pieces, I use a crochet hook and insert it into the hole, and pop it right out.

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  41. I'm a new follower and happy to be one!

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  42. My favorite and most used notion is my giant pin cushion. Always handy and I never run out of pins.

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  43. My OmniGrip rulers. I am slowly building a collection. :-)

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  44. I use a chopstick to poke out corners after I turn things, it works like a charm. I also love my Clover seam ripper.

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  45. I don't have a favortie notion but my favorite storage thing is these little clay things my daughter made for my pins but it turned out to be even better as a place to put my favorite sewing machine feet.

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  46. I'm a new follower of your lovely blog!

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  47. I use my seam ripper daily. I do a lot of sewing and embroidery, and a seam ripper is just so handy when you make little mistakes. As for storage, I love the IKEA cardboard DVD boxes. They fit all kinds of supplies.

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  48. How sweet! It would totally brighten up my day to win but reading all the comments has been fun too!
    I make alot of use of my seam ripper as well as many others have said. I also like my beeswax thing (I forget the proper name) that keeps my thread from getting tangled when I am hand stitching. And I really love my fabric crayon!
    I'm big on dollar store small plastic bins. Clear, so I can see what is in each of them!

    radharas(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. I'm already a follower. Love your blog!
    radharas(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Cute giveaway! I need my magnets. I have 3 magnetic pin holders. Smaller projects I store in plastic boxes, where I also have small magnets glued to the lid to hold needles. Greetings from Seoul, hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. I am a new follower, hesabella(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Maybe not unique, but unusual.... I have a large cast iron bacon press that I use to hold down my fabrics before I iron the seams. It's handy! ;-)

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  53. I love my seam ripper, I use it for all sorts of things.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  54. I am a new follower.
    tshaw6580@yahoo.com

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  55. I love my little sharp scissors for threads, clipping & cutting.

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  56. my favorite is my lanyard that i keep my pen on.

    for some reason i could never find a pen when i needed it in my little quilting room.

    now it hangs on my lanyard where i can always reach it.

    =)

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  57. i'm a new follower!!

    found your blog through a bing images search for "family tree"


    lucky, lucky me!!! =)

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  58. not a normal notion:) but used for notions~
    a length of eavestrough holds ribbon spools beautifully - allowing them to roll as i measure whatever length i need...
    thx for the giveaway opp!

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  59. hanging shoe organizers are FAB for keeping fabric remnants, rolls and charm paks in sight & ready to be used... luv them!

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  60. My favorite notion has to be my seam ripper. I use it all the time....even tho I hate to unsew!!

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  61. Oh gosh I don't know...my teeth? Always handy for when I misplace my scissors...which is a lot and usually under my booty :)
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

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  62. I am a follower. My second tip is regarding my bobbin storage. My filled bobbins love to unravel and tangle and arm wrestle with each other so I use those teeny tiny assorted colored hair bands to place around each one. You can still see the thread color and they keep their arms to themselves. I bought a pack of a gazillion at the local dollar store.

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  63. My favorite sewing notion is my marking vinyl for my rulers. We purchased a sunscreen vinyl windshield screen for the car for our toddler. Well, the stuff never liked to stick to the windows. Either too cold or too hot for it to play nice and stick, so I cut it into useful sized pieces. Now it's repurposed into markings for my rulers or to mark my 1/4 inch seam on the bed of my sewing machine. Sticks like a champ :)

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