Nesting Fabric Bowls Pattern

Friday, March 30, 2012

Nesting Bowls Pattern by jenib320
Nesting Bowls Pattern, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I had the pleasure of testing out a new pattern recently for a friend! Nova of a Cuppa and a Catch Up just released it, the Nesting Fabric Bowls PDF Pattern**! This pattern is in-depth. Six different sizes of bowls ready for you to make and lots of fun extra options like patchwork, handles, square bowls, and custom sizing!

**Update July 2020: Unfortunately this pattern is no longer available for purchase.

Nesting Bowls Pattern by jenib320
Nesting Bowls Pattern, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I decided to make a full nesting set! I love nesting bowls, so the idea of having nesting fabric bowls was too much to resist. I wanted to work from my stash, so I ended up using all different colorful fabrics that had off-white backgrounds. They coordinate but aren't super matchy. For the interiors I used various colors of Alexander Henry's Heath and Timeless Treasures Sketch.

Nesting Bowls Pattern by jenib320
Nesting Bowls Pattern, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
These bowls have multiple layers of interfacing so they are nice and sturdy but still soft! They come together really quickly, and are a great project to do assembly line style!

Fabrics (left to right): Larkspur by Alexander Henry, Loulouthi by Anna Maria Horner, Hedgehog Meadow by Michael Miller, Washi by Rashida Coleman Hale, Farmdale by Alexander Henry, Umbrellas by Yuwa Fabrics.

Nesting Bowls Pattern by jenib320
Nesting Bowls Pattern, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I'll definitely be making more of these in the future. Next I want to make one with a handle and some patchwork.

Happy Sewing!

342 comments :

  1. Those are beautiful! I would love to win a copy of this pattern! Thank you!

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  2. Oh the possibilities! would love to win the pattern. Thanks Jeni & Nova!

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  3. ummmmm...... how freaking adorable are these? your photoshoot is just the cutest and the bowls are adorable. great fabric choices.

    amy (dot) edwards (at) mac (dot) com

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  4. Very cute; I especially love the Washi one. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  5. What a wonderful idea - the nesting bowls. I would love to win this pattern.

    thank you

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

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  6. I would love to win a copy of the pattern for these.

    robyn(dot)geddes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Beautiful. Your posts are so inspiring. Thanks!

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  8. Those are adorable! I can think of a thousand uses for them.

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  9. I seriously need some of these for the play room! I love your fabric choices!
    beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Those are so RIDICULOUSLY CUTE! I want to go to there.

    Also, I just realized that I own 8 of the vintage linen florals used in your blog design. What?

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  11. This is great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the pattern!

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  12. NICE!!! N2CREATIVITY@GMAIL.COM

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  13. ohh these are fabulous. I love the fabrics. How cool
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. These look fantastic and easy. Right up my alley. :)

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  15. What a great idea for storage. Would love to win this pattern! Thanks for the chance.
    Sharon

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  16. Great idea for storage--would love to win this pattern. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. Great nesting bowls! I would love to win!
    Thank you!

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  18. very cute! Thanks for the chance.

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  19. These look like fun, and a great way to coordinate your scraps without making another quilt! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. Loveliness! Good way to use up scrap fabric - like the idea of patchwork version too :-) Would love to win the pattern x

    chloegrice at ymail dot com

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  21. So cute - I love the rooster one.

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  22. These are great! Really like the look of the bowl with the two handles.

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  23. Those are adorable - perfect for easter baskets for the kids and still a week to get them made.

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  24. The nesting bowls are super cute. Would love to win the pattern!

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  25. Love these nesting boxes, they look perfect for toddlers too...hope to win and thanks!

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  26. These buckets are so adorable! I would love to win the pattern, but in the more reasonable event that I do not, I'll buy the pattern! Love things like this to make for myself and give as gifts!

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  27. Oh wow, great pattern and great fabric choices. Who doesn't need something beautiful to store all their "stuff".:) thanks for the giveaway. Eve

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  28. Cute idea! Those would be perfect for organizing crafts.

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  29. It is very interesting in these containers. I love them.

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  30. Functional and cute. Would love the pattern.
    senstrings@yahoo.com

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  31. So pretty and I am all over easy being a newbie. Thanks!

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  32. These are adorable. The larger ones would make a great Easter basket!

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  33. What cute baskets! I would love to win.

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  34. The bowls are terrific! I love the inside fabrics; they pull the set together nicely.

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  35. The bowls are terrific! I love the inside fabrics; they pull the set together nicely.

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  36. Such an adorable set of bowls, I need this pattern. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. I would love to make some of these! I am in desperate need of fun storage for all my crafting supplies.

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  38. cute love to try please please

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  39. Thanks for the giveaway! These are super sweet, I'd love to have a play with them :)

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  40. They are so cute and would be great for storing my fabric scraps in! Thanks for hosting the giveaway =D

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  41. I love these - your fabrics are amazing too!! Fingers crossed I win! Thanks for the chance!

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  42. I love what you did with the inner fabric. And I love all this interaction between bloggers I just found a new blog to read YOU. Thanks. And thanks for the giveaway always fun to enter.

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  43. These nesting bowls are fabulous. I definitely would love to make some!

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  44. i have been wanting to make some scrappy fabric holders, and this pattern would be perfect for that i think! :D

    bruisedgreenapple@yahoo.com

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  45. What wonderful looking bowls! Thank you for this chance!

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  46. I love all the different sizes.

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  47. These bowls look so fun! I'd make lots for toy storage. :)

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  48. These look so pretty all lined up in a row! What a clever pattern. Lovely!

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  49. Yes please! i have been wanting to make these for ages!!

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  50. I am picturing a stack sitting on the hearth of my fireplace.....

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  51. OH I love those and think it could be something my younger girls could get into as well. Great for yarn, library books, scarves... oh my oh my! You did a great job!

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  52. What a fantastic pattern. I would love to win it :) erikaleak@me.com

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  53. I love love love these bowls. If I don't win I will have to look for these at my lqs. thanks for the opportunity. melindafern@gmail.com

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  54. Oh that's just cool! If I use laminated fabric for the insides my husband would get tons of use out of them for parties and such too!

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  55. I would love to make some of these for my office!!

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  56. Love it! I could always use more containers to put STUFF in! Thanks!
    Geni
    satsuma@nettally.com

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  57. Love the nesting bowls! Thanks for the giveaway. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

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  58. There are so many ways that these baskets can be utilized! Nice ~~~sylvia
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  59. I want those! How fun! I've been looking for a basket pattern.

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  60. Your version turned out beautiful - love those heath/sketch prints.

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  61. I bought the pattern yesterday morning, made the 3 small ones and gave them away in the evening as a b-day gift. My friend loved them! Thanks for the great pattern. It was just what I needed!

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  62. Wow, what cute bowls. They would be great to hold all sorts of notions.

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  63. I would love to make some of these as I am trying to get my sewing room organized, it needs places for my nic nacks that are in my way when I sew.

    jennyg4@live.com.au

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  64. Count me in, please! Love the use of the Alexander Henry fabric for the lining - perfect!

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  65. They look wonderful! Makes me think it might be time to "organise" my sewing room! :)

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  66. Ooh, I would love to win this pattern. I've been looking for a good pattern to make fabric boxes and round containers. This looks like it might be it.

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  67. These are way too cute! I love them!

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  68. I love the bowls - and what a fun combo of fabric you used!

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  69. I saw her post about this pattern being tested, and it feels like a mini-discovery to see that you are one of her testers! Can't wait to try this pattern out.

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  70. These would look great in my sewing room! :-)

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  71. You did a great job on those you made. I saw her post announcing the pattern was coming and knew I wanted to get that one. These would be so great to give to my Granddaughter's Momma for her to use for storage of all the million and one things newborn babies need to have. I need to make some for myself too.

    Thank you both for giving us the chance to win.

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  72. These are so adorable! I'm planning a future sewing room and these would be great for organizing!

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  73. Oh my! How cute are those?! Thank you for the opportunity to put my name in the hat for this 'must have'pattern. I'm thinking they are the perfect way to give cookies wrapped in gift basket wrap, or a collection of burp clothes for a new baby, or ...well the sky's the limit! Super cute!

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  74. Thanks for the giveaway!! Would love to make some for my craft goodies!! =)

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  75. You made these bowls up super cute! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  76. I am so hoping to win this pattern -- I love them!!

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  77. Always looking for great ways to organize - these are gorgeous. Would love to make a set (or 2, or 3....)! Thanks for the chance.

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  78. I really liked how you've used your fabrics, definitely not matchy but all so cute, I love how the lining is the same fabric but in different colourways. Wonderful.

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  79. This pattern is just what I was looking for! I'd like to organize my closet and some of my tidbits a bit better, so this is perfect! Your bowls look amazing and so cheerful and cute together! No wonder, you couldn't resist making a full set! :-)

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  80. love the mix here....simple...stunning
    thank you for the giveaway

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  81. I'd love to make some of these for our school Mother's day stall!

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  82. My sewing room could surely use some organization and those bowls could be just the thing.
    lovinthesunnow(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  83. Cute! I love your fabric picks!

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  84. I love these bowls and I do hope to win a copy of it.

    Karin på Ösäter

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  85. Love your fabric choices. This pattern looks super cute and I love that you can make bowls or boxes. Thank you for the giveaway offer!

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  86. I would love to try this fun little project! Thanks for the chance!

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  87. Oh these are fantastic! Would make great Easter baskets filled with goodies. Thanks for the chance to win a free pdf pattern.
    Kitty
    kdkmac@gmail.com

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  88. So completely cool! They could be useful for so many things.

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  89. So sO so awesome! Nova is such a great designer & your bowls are beautiful. Love this, thanks for the chance to win!
    expectfaith at yahoo dot com

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  90. Those are adorable! I have been thinking about better storage for my scraps & fat quarter sets I want to keep together, fabric bowls may be the answer!

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  91. How fun. Reminds me of the Russian nesting dolls. So grateful to win.

    janiceschulz (dot) gmail.com

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  92. A very cool project, and inspiring as I'm trying to clean and organize my studio. Love your blog!

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  93. What an adorable pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  94. Tried to post before, hope there aren't any duplicates. It's such an adorable pattern, would love to make whole set. Thanks for giveaway.

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  95. This pattern looks great! Especially as I am moving soon and will have a few more rooms to make pretty! :) -Karly

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  96. gardenchick23@oh.rr.comApril 1, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    I would love to make these bowls for storage in my sewing studio!

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  97. I love love the pattern!

    C_kaminsky(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. Oh I adore these. They would look gorgeous in a laundry or sewing room, just lined up together.

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  99. Love all the cross hatch inside the bowls. We're in the middle of organizing, making some of these would help for the bits that we want easy access to!

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  100. I love yours! Especially the crosshatch fabric interiors in the different colors. Definitely a must-have for my stash :)
    Thanks to you and Nova for the giveaway!
    elise (dot) holstein (at) gmail (dot) com

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  101. Ooh, those are gorgeous! I'd love to make a little rainbow of them :)

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  102. Ooh, those are gorgeous! I'd love to make a little rainbow of them :)

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  103. that umbrella fabric is the cutest! you did a fabulous job on these.

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  104. following you! i love the nests ! xx

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  105. Very cute I would love to make a stack. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  106. Those are so pretty. I love that the bowls are made from different fabrics.

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  107. Those are so cool. And you did a really great job making them too!

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  108. i love the washi one so much! adorable!!!

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  109. Very cool fabric bowls! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  110. Those are so great!!

    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

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  111. These are just gorgeous, so much fun! What a brilliant idea. Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity.
    east17girl@yahoo.com.au

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  112. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  113. These bowls are so cute - I would love to try my hand at making them. And I think my little girl would enjoy playing with them! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  114. We're about to move countries, and i've been banned from buying more sewing stuff. Its killing me! These baskets would be perfect - nestable, squishable, compact and light...
    fgpepplerAThotmail.com

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  115. Oh, I love nesting things! These remind of nesting dolls!

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  116. They are beautiful! I would love to win the pattern!

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  117. Storage never looked so good!
    grace(at)amnet(dot)net(dot(au)

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  118. I know I would have fun going through my stash picking fabrics to make a whole set of these, and I'm always looking for new ways to organize! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Chrystal

    cambroz at yahoo dot com

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  119. Those are gorgeous and I would love the chance to win this pattern. I still need a bunch of hold-it-things for my new studio and have been trying to decide what route to go. These would be great.

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  120. Oh I LOVE these - what an adorable idea. I just moved, too, so these will be great for adding some new storage and color!

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  121. What a fabulous use of the sketch/heath set! Now I really want some.

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  122. Pretty baskets, they would be so useful!

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  123. So Cute! Thanks for the chance!

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  124. Wow what an adorable set! I would love to win a pattern of the set to make for myself! Thanks so much for the chance! lilmissewmagic@yahoo.com

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  125. Very lovely! I love the fabric choices!

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  126. Sweet! I love those coordinating interiors - I'd never want to "un-nest" them!

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  127. So cute! What a wonderful gift these would make! Thanks for the chance!

    lwghosts at yahoo dot com

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  128. This looks like a great pattern and perfect for the sewing room. Thanks for the opportunity. allisonbatesmoss@gmail.com

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