Tuesday, March 11, 2014

East Meets West and a Giveaway

East Meets West

Beautiful fabrics from the Sakura Collection by Benartex
Today I am blogging at the Benartex site and give a great tutorial for how to make these lovely circles without any hand work. I put them into a small quilt that I hope will inspire you.
Butterflies remind me of Spring. Are you coming, Spring?
You can find out about the giveaway at the Sew in Love with Fabric blog. They will create the parameters for the contest. I will be giving away a set of fat quarters of the Sakura Collection. Good Luck!

56 comments:

  1. Those are lovely and your technique is brilliant.

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  2. Very impressive and perfect circles too! I am going to try this technique, thanks!!

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  3. What a great idea! I'll be trying this technique!
    I'm a Benartex follower - email!

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  4. I have made circles on a quilt before but this technique looks better than the way I did it. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing! I follow Benartex by GFC and email and follow your blog as well.

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial Debby. I haven't put circles on a quilt before but I'll use this method and give it a go. I follow Benartex with GFC and I follow you too ;-)

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  6. Saw your tutorial - I have used this technique on table runners before. Those are the prettiest butterflies. I follow both blogs with GFC

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  7. Great use of this fabric. I am a GFC follower of both you and Sewn in Love and have commented there, too. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

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  8. Thanks for the great tutorial. I will have to give this a try.

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  9. Fun tutorial…I've used this method before and love it! I'm one of your followers via GFC and follow Sew In Love With Fabric via email. Thanks for sharing :)

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  10. Tahnks for the tutorial, I made a christmas ornament using circles.
    Foolowing with Bloglovin'.
    24Tangent@gmail.com

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  11. I follow Benartex via Bloglovin. Thank you for the tutorial... i've never made a quilt with circles, before

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial, I've never made circles before, but in your tutorial it looks so easy, I should give it a try.
    I follow the Sew In Love {with Fabric} blog on Blogger. Thanks for the chance!

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  13. Thank you for such a great way to sew circles, I have made a cushion with a circle, using a similar technique, but cannot wait to try your way.

    I follow via email.

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  14. I'm a follower of the Benartex blog with Bloglovin'. Thanks for the tutorial. I haven't made circles yet but your method looks very doable. Thanks.

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  15. I follow Benartex by email. I've used this technique to make the center circles for Dresden Plate blocks…so simple. Thanks !

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  16. I am a follower of Benartex by blog lovin, I love the butterflies. I did a peace sign quilt like this. Had to fussy cut all the peace signs into circles. My granddaughter loved it.

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  17. I haven't made circles for a quilt before, your tutorial sure makes it easy. I follow both blogs with GFC.

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  18. LOVE your Circles!! the butterflies are Gorgeous!! I have never made a quilt using Circle...too scary lookin! lol Thanks for the Tutorial!

    I follow thru GFC & Email too. :)

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  19. Thank you for the great tutorial at Sew in Love {with Fabric}! I will have to try it!! As one of your long-time followers, I also really appreciate the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric!!! Thank you!!!

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  20. Love the butterflies in the circles. Yes I have done circles before, sometimes using iron on interfacing on the back of the circles so I can press the circles in place and not have them move while I am top stitching them. Love the fabric. It would go well with my collection of Japanese fabrics.

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  21. Wow, Debby! What a great tutorial! I didn't know making circles could be that easy. I have never made them, but I will be giving it a try now that I have seen how easy it is. Thank you for the giveaway. I am now following Sew In Love (with Fabric)and, of course, I follow you via GFC.

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  22. I love how easy you make the circle appliques. I already subscribe to Sew in Love with Fabric and saw your tutorial there.

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  23. Great post, and I love using the beautiful butterflies this way.
    thanks.

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  24. I just signed up to follow Sew In Love..and I follow you already. Great tutorial with the Butterflies.

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  25. Butterflies remind me of spring and I am rady for spring. These would be great for a childs quilt.

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  26. I've never made a quilt with circles before, but I like the way yours turned out. I follow the Sew in Love blog via email. I enjoyed your tutorial on their blog.

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  27. Thanks for the great tutorial on Sew in Love (With Fabric). I follow Sew in Love on Facebook and Bloglovin. I've never made a quilt with circles before, and would love to try it with this beautiful fabric!

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  28. Love your circle technique, plan to try it out soon!

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  29. Debby I adore your circles containing the butterflies. Easy and beautiful. Thank you for sharing your technique. Butterflies are the Bearers of 10,000 Happinesses...

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  31. I follow both you and Sew in Love with Fabric. I have really enjoyed reading your tutorial on circles. I have only appliqued circles onto quilts. Now I will have to try this method.

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  32. I love this fabric. I like circle quilts. The more you do them the easier they get. Thanks for the added help.

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  33. I follow SEW in Love and I'm new and haven't made a circle quilt yet. Right now your tutorial looks out of my depth but I would love to try it! Thanks

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  34. Enjoyed your tutorial. The quilt is very cute...love those butterflies.

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  35. I'm a follower of both blogs, and I haven't made a quilt with circles before...I have sewn circles for a circular pillow but not on an actual quilt. Thanks for the chance to win some awesome fabric!

    -karrie

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  36. An easy technique to make perfect circles. Thanks. I follow using bloglovin.

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  37. what a great and easy way to make perfect circles. I have to give it a try.
    I signed up for Benartex's blog, it looks pretty interesting.

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  38. I follow the Benartex blog with Bloglovin. I have never made a circle quilt, but your technique makes it look easy!

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  39. I follow you on Feedly. Thanks for the tute and for the chance to win. Gonna give your technique a try this weekend.

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  40. Gorgeous quilt. Debbie. Thanks do much for sharing

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  41. Gorgeous quilt. Debbie. Thanks do much for sharing

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  42. Thanks for a great tutorial Debby! I haven't tried circles but with this technique I will definitely be giving it a try!

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  43. I follow you by email and just signed up for Sewn in Love e-mails. I've never don a project using this technique.
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  44. I'm following Benartex by e-mail. I've tried circles, but never successfully. Thanks for the tutorial! I've wanted to try again.

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  45. I follow Sew in Love with Fabric by email.

    I have used circles in quilts - including setting them into a block - but your tutorial is another method I must try next time.

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  46. I just signed on to receive your posts. Read the great tutorial you did on circles at the Benartex blog.I have not done circles the way you showed but will definitely give it a try.

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  47. Yes, I am a follower, and yes, I have made circles for a quilt. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  48. I follow you and Sew in Love via email and have NEVER made circles on a quilt before, but this looks amazing.

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  49. I have not made circles on a quilt before. I follow you and Sew in Love via email.

    I really like the butterly circles and thanks for the tutorial.

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  50. I've needle-turned appliqued circles but they sure weren't as pretty as this! Beth @ Words & Stitches, pbstrand@msn.com

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  51. Following both blogs through Bloglovin: Nicole Sender. Beautiful butterflies. I have a very difficult time sewing perfect circles.

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  52. I follow your blog and also Sew in Love with Fabric's blog. I have used a similar method to applique circles before. Your tutorial was great. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I have made circles on a quilt before but this technique looks better than the way I did it. I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing! I follow Benartex by GFC and email and follow your blog as well.

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