Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Tutorial Tuesday: Perfect Slouchy Tunic, 2 Giveaways & Edinburgh Show!

For this week's Tutorial Tuesday, we have this Perfect Slouchy Tunic Tutorial from Merrick White of Merrick's Art.  We also have 2, YES 2! giveaways (see below for details). 
What I love most about this tunic is that it can easily be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Pair it with jeans during the day, then vegan leather leggings for a night on the town! Match Merrick's look and sew yours up in a basic stripe or solid knit or be bold and use a fun statement print like a floral, ethnic, etc.
You can customise the look with different sleeve lengths (or sleeveless!).  You only need 1.5m-2m of any soft knit fabric and the tutorial is so easy that you will want to sew it again and again in different colors and prints. Enjoy!
You can use any soft knit fabric for your tunic, Cotton Jersey, Cotton Lycra or BOLT by Girl Charlee will work best for the summer, or for a warmer version why not try a Hacci Knit. A few of our favourites below - 



Our next show is approaching quick and we're excited to be coming to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Edinburgh!  The show is at the Royal Highland Centre and runs from Thursday 27th April through to Sunday 30th April so if you are in the area come along and say hi and see all our beautiful fabrics (including some not even released on the website yet!).   

We are on stand C10.

There are loads of amazing things to do and see at the show other than our wonderful fabrics so it really is a great day out for crafters of all levels.

Tickets are only £13 and can be purchased HERE, but w
e have 6 tickets to giveaway, so if you'd like one, comment below with your email address and say "TICKET PLEASE".  The first 6 to do this win a single entry ticket vailid for any day (please make sure you can attend, in Edinburgh, 27th-30th April).
If you live somewhere else don't worry, we will be exhibiting at lots of events all over the UK & Ireland this year (next up is Cardiff in June) so be sure to check our Facebook Events Page to see where we'll be (you never know who you'll bump into!).

We've teamed up with the lovely folks at The Sewing Directory to give you the chance to win 3m of our BOLT by Girl Charlee range of fabrics.

If you haven't tried BOLT by Girl Charlee yet, they are a range of exclusive, high quality, super soft pre-shrunk cotton spandex knits (95/5). Made in the USA, the Bolt range has 34 designs in a variety of fantastic colourways and patterns across 4 co-ordinating collections.  These fabrics are perfect for sewing dresses, tees, tops, leggings, shorts and more.  Which will you choose? 
To enter, first sign up to our newsletter (sign box is here). Visit the BOLT page on the Girl Charlee website to decide which fabric you would choose, then leave a comment below saying which one you'd like to win.  


Terms & Conditions 

You must comment on this blog post about stating which fabric you would like to win, as well as signing up to our newsletter to enter this giveaway. If you are already subscribed, then just comment on the blog post. Two winners will be chosen at random to receive 3 metres of their chosen fabric from the Bolt collection. The prize can be shipped to any address in Europe.  All entries must be received by 3pm on Tuesday 25th April 2017. 

Good Luck!


For more ideas, patterns and tutorials, follow Girl Charlee's board on Pinterest.
Don't forget to sign up for our email updates to keep up to date with all our New Fabrics, Sales, Giveaways and all our Knitty News!  Click HERE to sign up! 

Happy Sewing!
~ Mark & The Girl Charlee Team

153 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully generous giveaway! My favourite would be the Orchid Dots fabric. Thank you so much for the chance to win :)

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  2. It would be Plum Stitched Arrows for me please!

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  3. Modern Reflection Aqua Baroque. That is the one......

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  4. I love Desert Sky Mint Gingham! So perfect for spring/summer projects (I am thinking matching mommy-and-me dresses).

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  5. Pure Vintage Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric I would love some of the feather fabric I have had my eye on for a while.... Need to use my quarter foil fabric from the sale yet!!

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  6. Thanks for the invitation to the BOLT giveaway. I'd like to get this fabric: Desert Sky Mint Gingham Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

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  7. Choosing just one fabric is hard! I love the mustard dots x

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  8. Modern Reflection Grey Dot - I'd love to make a Slouchy Tunic Top in it please

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  9. What a lovely giveaway! I would love to receive the Modern Reflection Feathers cotton spandex knit fabric please!

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  10. Oh thanks for this wonderful opportunity!. The Pure Vintage Penn Dutch Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric would be just right for some funky baby makes I have in mind.

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  11. This is a great giveaway, I'd love Desert Sky quatrefoil in pink

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  12. I'd love to win the Marsala gingham knit please, stunning!

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  13. Thank you for this generous giveaway. I am already signed in the newsletter, and my favourite bold knit is Pure Vintage Mustard Dot Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric.

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  14. Awesome giveaway I would choose the Giant Gingham
    Thanks Herlinde

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    1. Hi Hannah. You are one of our lucky winners! Please can you email me - sales@girlcharlee.co.uk with your full name and address so we can send your prize out!

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  16. Great competition! I'd love some Desert Sky Marsala gingham, great shade & gingham is so on trend :)

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  17. So many lovely fabrics! If I had to choose one I'm drawn to the Marsala Gingham, I adore the colour :)

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  18. I'd really like the Modern Reflections Grey Dots. I need to replace my former favourite grey dress which suffered a terrible tragedy and is no longer wearable. The combination of grey and polka dots is like crack to me.

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  19. So hard to choose, but it would be Modern Reflection Giant Gingham for me. Absolutely perfect for Summer dresses and tops!

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  20. It would have to be the pure vintage mustard dot. I get so mant compliments on the T shirt I made using your mustard cotton lycra. Thank you for a lovely comp :-) Kelly

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  21. It would have to be the pure vintage mustard dot. I get so mant compliments on the T shirt I made using your mustard cotton lycra. Thank you for a lovely comp :-) Kelly

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  22. My favourite is the Pure Vintage Mustard Dot Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  23. I'd really love to win Modern Reflections Grey Dots, I'm trying to make my wardrobe so it can coordinate. ❤️❤️

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  24. Thank you, I would love the modern reflection feathers please. As I never win anything like this, I 'll have to save my pennies

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  25. Modern Reflection Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric
    😘

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  26. Pure Vintage School Plaid is my Bolt fabric of choice - I would love to win this to add a summer dress to the summer wardrobe I'm sewing at the moment.

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway. It's so hard to choose among the bolt fabrics but I think I'd go for the mustard polka dots.

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  28. I'd have pure vintage plaid cotton. I'd treated myself to a meter before but my 13 year old daughter spotted it & that was that. It made a great Grainline Lark Tee for her. Looking forward to visiting your stand in Edinburgh as well.

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  29. So difficult to choose just one but the grey dots would be something I would wear even though the magpie in me loves all the bright colours.

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  30. The Pure Vintage Blue Quatrefoil Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric is just gorgeous!

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  31. I would love to win the Modern Reflection Feathers Cotton Spandex knit fabric

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  33. I would love to win the modern reflection grey spotty fabric

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  34. Love the Desert Sky Feathers fabric. I would love to win this. Thank you.

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  35. I would choose the Marsala gingham, maybe for a summer Tilly Zadie dress.

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  36. I'd *love* to win some of the modern reflections feathers!

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  37. What a fantastic tutorial and a giveaway too! I would choose the pure vintage mustard dot cotton spandex knit fabric - that colour is just gorgeous!!

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  38. Fantastic! Would love to win some of the pure vintage feathers fabric :-)

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  39. If I could win Aqua fawn knit it would be great. Thank you

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  40. Lovely fabric it would be grey arrows for me.

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  41. I would love to win modern reflections feathers! It's gorgeous.

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  42. TICKET PLEASE! kimberlymaclean41014@gmail.com

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  43. Ticket please! Goodlademma@gmail.com

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  44. Wow so hard to choose theyre all so fab but Im drawn to the modern grey dots. I already subscribe to your newsletter.

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  45. Pure Vintage Chartreuse Dot for me please!

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  48. I love the dark blue pure vintage quatrefoil cotton spandex 😊

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  49. Modern Reflections Feathers would be brilliant for this tunic in my view. Long time subscriber.

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  50. My favourite on the BOLT page is pure vintage school plaid. Thanks for running this great competition!

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  51. Aqua Fawn is my favourite, thanks for the giveaway! Nicola

    nic_bostock@yahoo.co.uk

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  52. Aqua fawn for me if I win pretty please! *fingers crossed*

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  53. I'd love the plum stitched arrows - that colour is fabulous!

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  54. Just has to be the chartreuse spots! So very fresh for summer

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  55. I love the giant gingham! Thanks for the chance!

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  56. Pure vintage School Plaid please ❤

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  57. What a great giveaway, modern reflection plum arrows please ♥

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  58. I'd like to win modern reflection aqua baroque please!

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  59. I love the modern reflection feathers! 😍

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  60. Thanks for the great giveaway offer. My favourite would be the Modern Reflection Feathers. Fingers crossed!

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  61. Impossible choice! I'd be delighted to win any of them but I'll go with the Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows.

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  63. The pure vintage school plaid please.

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  64. I would love the grey arrow print please.

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  65. Gorgeous fabrics hard to choose just one. would be lovely to win any of them but think I would choose Desert Sky Mint Quatrefoil. Thank you

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  66. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I'd pick the Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows, it's gorgeous :)

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  67. Boring as it may be I would go for the modern reflection grey dots. It would go with anything and you can't beats dots really can you?! And, I would make the slouchy tunic. Thank you for the competition.

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  68. I've just re-read my comment. I didn't mean the fabric was boring!!!! I talking about me and my lack of colour in my wardrobe!

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  69. I'd love to win the aqua fawn fabric :) fingers crossed!

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  70. What a great giveaway - it was hard to choose one fabric but I'd choose the orchid dots.

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  71. I would love the Modern Reflections Grey Dots please

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  72. Fabulous giveaway!! Thanks for the opportunity. Difficult choice, but I think I would go for the Pure Vintage Blue Quatrefoil :) Fingers crossed!!

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  73. Iwould choose the Pure Vintage Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

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    1. Hi Clare. You are one of our lucky winners! Please can you email me - sales@girlcharlee.co.uk with your full name and address so we can send your prize out!

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    2. Hi Clare
      I'm sorry but the Pure Vintage Feathers has all but sold out (only a half metre left)! If you could let me know your second choice, apologies! We have 2 other feather colour ways here - http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/desert-sky-feathers-cotton-spandex-knit-fabric/girl-charlee-p-13831.html and here - http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/modern-reflection-feathers-cotton-spandex-knit-fabric/girl-charlee-p-15221.html or you can choose any of our other patterns - http://www.girlcharlee.co.uk/bolt-by-girl-charlee-c-212.html?sort=2a&view_all=1

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  74. Definitely the feathers. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them!

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  75. Wow great prize, I would like to win the vintage mustard dot cotton ☺

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  76. Fab prize, very hard to choose. I would like to win the modern Reflections Grey Dots please

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  77. Would love the vintage school plaid ;) fingers crossed!! Valpye@gmail.com

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  78. I'd love some jolly holiday sparkle triangle stag and I might actually get something finished in time for Christmas

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  79. Pure Vintage Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric PLEASE... I like it because it challenges my use of colour and pattern... simply by actually having some! LOL x

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  80. I would say modern refection orchid dots to make something super cute for my little princess

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  81. Modern reflection giant gingham would be my choice. It reminds me of sunny skies and making a summer dress with it would brighten up my day.

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  82. I would go for the modern reflection aqua baroque- just beautiful and makes me feel like spring!

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  83. I love the Modern Reflection Aqua Baroque!

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  84. I'd love to try the orchid dots!

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  85. I'd love Modern Reflection Aqua Baroque Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric! But equally the Modern Reflection Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit is also amazing!

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  86. I love the Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows fabric and would make a Cashmerette Darmouth top with it.

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  87. Longtem newsletter subscriber but soon to be an aunty for the first time - yay!! I would love any of the fabrics, but particularly aqua fawn, to make some super soft baby night gowns.

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  88. Would love some modern reflections aqua fawn to make one of these slouchy tunics!

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  89. Ooh what an amazing giveaway! I would love to win the navy quatrefoil fabric, although you have sooo many that are delicious!

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  90. I love Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows!

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  91. Amazing give away! And so hard to choose! While I love the aqaua fawns it has to be the vintage mustard dots please, I have been dreaming of beautiful summery spotty wrap dresses

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  92. Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway! Would LOVE to win the Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric

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  93. They're all so good but for me it has to be the Desert Sky Pink Quatrefoil

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  94. The Desert Sky Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit makes me feel so nostalgic for growing up in the Sonoran Desert (that's Phoenix, Arizona). This gorgeous fabric evokes for me the quality of the air and sky... I can almost smell the dusty, hot summer and cactus blooms just looking at it. Thanks for asking which is our favourite. :)

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  95. Lovely giveaway. I love the Modern Stitched Arrows on plum, would be lovely to win! Thanks

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  96. I would love the Pure Vintage Mustard Dot - it's a colour that says "look at my lovely dress"! Not one to blend into the background!

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  97. Ticket please! (I'm not sure if any are still available, but if so I'd love one!)
    jess.munshaw@gmail.com

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  98. Vintage chartreuse dot for me. Lovely choices.

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  99. Hard to decide but think I like Modern Reflection Plum Stitched Arrows best.. thank you please!

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  100. Tough choice but I'd love to have some of the plum stitched arrows, please! Thanks for the lovely giveaway :-)

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  101. I love the vintage mustard dot. Great colour and style

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  102. I would love the blue quatrefoil cotton. Looks fab.

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  103. i like the Modern Reflection Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric looks great.

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  104. I like the holiday red! great site too.

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  105. I like the Modern Reflection Feathers Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric.

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  106. I adore the Penn Dutch Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric :-)

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  107. Pure vintage feathers is awesome and I would love to make a monetta out of it

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  108. I'd really love the mustard dot to try. As I'm a newbe it would be great to be able to build up my stash with something lush!!!

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  109. Choosing one is hard... any of the quatrefoil would be awesome though

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  110. I would love to win some Aqua Fawn. Just starting to sew with knits !

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    1. Ps I have signed up for your emails ( suefhf@aol.com)

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  111. Desert sky prairie is so cool I love it the combination of multi colours. The whole range is awesome actually:)

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  112. Really hard to choose so many gorgeous fabrics. Would choose Desert Sky Mint Gingham Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric (I think...)!

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  113. Very tough choice, but I'd have to say the beautiful aqua fawn fabric and the first thing I'd make is a tunic to showcase those cute little fawns plus a matching one for my baby girl! Xxxx

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  115. Modern reflections feathers would be cool to make a dress for my friends wedding

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  116. Modern Reflection Aqua Baroque Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric ( I signed up for your emails virmas@gmail.com, thank you

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  117. A lovely opportunity and a really stunning set of fabrics! Bookmarked for future reference. I love the pure vintage school plaid (and the entire dot collection!). But modern reflection grey dots would definitely be my choice if I was lucky! ✂️

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  118. I'd pick the Jolly Holiday Red Quatrefoil.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  119. Pure vintage mustard dot and pure vintage blue quatrefoil are my choices. I have signed up many months ago zoeflyz@yahoo.co.uk.

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  120. What a great giveaway. I am looking forward to the postie knocking on my door today and deliver my order from Girl Charlee. My absolute favorite is the Desert Sky Feathers, love this fabric.

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  121. Desert sky fox family for me please, thanks :)

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  122. Pure vintage fox family in navy is so beautiful I'd love to make a dress with it!!

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  123. What a fabulous competition! I would absolutely love to win some of the Pure Vintage Feathers

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  124. Bole Brown Heather Grey Half Inch Stripe Cotton Jersey Blend Knit Fabric

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  125. Oh such a lovely range, my choice would be the modern-reflection-feathers in blue/lilac.

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  126. Hard to choose but thing the pure vintage blue quatrefoil would make a stunning dress.

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  127. Hard to choose a favourite but mine would be the modern reflection feathers xx

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  128. so many lovely ones but id choose Modern Reflection Feathers - woul make a great material for a bohemian summer style top

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  129. I love the Pure Vintage School Plaid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric
    by BOLT by Girl Charlee

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  130. decisions decisions but will go with Desert Sky Prairie Stripe Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric please

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  131. I would love to win the Modern Reflection Grey Dots fabric, please.

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  132. Desert Sky Pink Quatrefoil Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric. I think!

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  133. Have I missed the winner announcement? :-)

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      No, the winner is being announced tomorrow so keep an eye out!

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  134. Cheers Mark Creasey as I was wondering too :-)

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  135. Congratulations to our 2 lucky winners - Clare & Hannah Munro! (I have messaged you both in your comments here) Thanks to everyone for entering. Keep an eye out for more giveaways coming soon (including one for our NEW BOLT range (Homestead Life) out next week!!!

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