Friday, November 7, 2014

Bengal Pillow and Quilt ~ and a Giveaway!


I am excited to have been asked to participate in the Hawthorne Threads Bengal Blog Hop to introduce their new adventure ~ designing and digitally printing their own fabric collections. 

Hawthorne Threads ~ In-house designed and digitially printed fabric collection.

Introducing Bengal! Bengal is Hawthorne Threads' first in-house collection - available and printed on demand. It consists of 10 prints, plus a large panel which features a tiger face in three different sizes, and one border print. Upon receipt of my fabric bundle I immediately noticed the great quality of the fabric, with a tight weave and a high thread count. The fabric felt however somewhat stiff and unwieldy. 

Bengal by Hawthorne Threads | Pillow and Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

As recommended I washed the fabrics with cold water, phosphate free detergent, and a gentle cycle, then line dried. There was no noticeable color run or fading, and fabric creasing was minimal. The fabric softened - a lot! The high thread count called for a finer needle but other than that the fabric was wonderfully easy to work with. Hawthorne Threads provide some great suggestions for sewing and working with their digitally printed fabrics here.

Bengal by Hawthorne Threads | Pillow and Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

I made both the pillow cover and quilt with my fabric bundle - the solid background fabric, including the white and navy solid fabric (used also for the binding), are beautiful Hawthorne Hues.

Bengal by Hawthorne Threads | Pillow and Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts
Bengal by Hawthorne Threads | Pillow and Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

Hawthorne threads are kindly giving away a Fat Quarter bundle of the Bengal collection to one lucky RPQ reader.

To be in the draw please leave a comment on this blog post.  Please email me if you are not able to leave a comment (redpepperquilts at gmail dot com) and I will leave a comment on your behalf. International readers are welcome to enter. Only one entry per person/email address. 

A winner will be announced on Sunday 9 November 2014, at 10pm (Australia EDT) by edit to this blog post.

Thank you for all of your entries!
ENTRY HAS NOW CLOSED.
The lucky winner is:

Congratulations Michelle! Michelle has been contacted by email.

More Blog Hop participant details on Hawthorne Threads blog: Behind the Seams

Rita
Bengal by Hawthorne Threads | Pillow and Quilt by Red Pepper Quilts


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588 comments:

  1. These are beautiful fabrics! I greatly admire your work often!

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  2. love love love this fabric, would love to win it, it sounds great to work with

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  3. such pretty fabrics, thank you!

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  4. You made a fabulous quilt and pillow with this bundle, wauw, one more on my 'would like to make' list...

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  5. I'm intruiged by hawthorne threads new business venture. I had only really seen the tiger panel before (which is awesome!) but I like the idea of a whole line in one hue. That's right up my simplistic alley!
    I would love to win the bundle. My e-mail is vvv.quilts [at] gmail.com

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  6. What a beautiful fabric! Blue and white are my all time favorites. I already see a new quilt for my husband :-)

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  7. Beautiful makes, lovely fabrics, thanks x

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  8. I love these fabrics! So clean & fresh looking! Lovely!

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  9. Lovely fabrics. I have recently decided to make a quilt for my bed in blue and white to match the new decor, these would be perfect!

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  10. This is a nice collection of blue monochromatic prints. Thanks Rita and Hawthorne Threads for the chance to win some.
    suegribble at gmail dot com

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  11. What a stunning bunch of versatile fabrics!

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  12. Lovely bundle; thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. oh this is really beautiful, refreshing range, and what dosen't go with blue and white, Thanks for sharing your creative pieces.

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  14. Ah blue and white! The designs are so pretty too. Your pillow cover with the red on the other side is terrific. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  15. Just love the blue and white combination.

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  16. Beautiful crisp fabrics. Blue and white is a favourite.

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  17. I love Blue and White! It's the perfect combination!

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  18. Love these fabrics. Blue and white are my favorite.

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  19. This is an awesome line of fabric! Great cushion! thank you!

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  20. This fabric is beautiful. It reminds me of china passed down to me from my grandmother...but more modern of course!

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  21. Beautiful fabric, thank you for the chance to win.

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  22. I love your quilt and cushion. They are amazing. I especially love the little pop of red. The little bit in the binding is superb. So inspired by your project. I would love to use this fabric for something just for me. I have a long love of tigers and of Navy and White. I think I will have to borrow your idea of the little pops of red though - they just make it so much more amazing.

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  23. I love these fabrics! So beautiful!

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  24. The fabrics and your projects are gorgeous!

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  25. I love your projects very much and it would just be awesome to win such a lovely bundle!

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  26. Beautiful fabric. Love the pillow and quilt you made from it. Thanks to both of you for the giveaway

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  27. I wish I could get my quarter triangles like yours! Thanks for the chance.

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  28. A very lovely colour combination and marvellous prints. Thank you for the chance to win this great fabric bundle.

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  29. I am blue person. Love the blue, love your quilt and love the pillow cover.
    jchiagan at yahoo dot com

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  30. Lovely quilt and lovely fabrics!

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  31. Blue and white a classic combination, "LOVE IT"! Thank you, Toni Anne ;->

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  32. Beautiful fabric collection! I love the added pop of red on the quilt and the pillow. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  33. Your subtle inclusion of the khaki really makes the projects.

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  34. Such beautiful fabric love blue and white. Great giveaway Thanks

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  35. That is gorgeous material. Thanks so much for the chance to win the bundle.

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  36. The pop! of red is fantastic in your pillow; thanks for the idea!

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  37. such a fresh summer look. so lovely

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  38. This is absolutely gorgeous material. Thank you for hosting the giveaway.

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  39. This is a beautiful collection. It's got a lot of elements from jaipuri pottery as well as kantha work. The back of your pillow is fun!!

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  40. Love the hst cushion, beautiful fabrics.

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  41. What a refreshing look at blue and white - updated classic!

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  42. I've ordered a sampler of their other line -Calliope - but I'm very tempted by this line too now I've seen how you have used it, thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Those prints are gorgeous! Thanks for the opportunity to win them!

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  44. Such beautiful fabrics! Love your quilting too!

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  45. Good to know that these must be pre washed.

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  46. Many thanks to Hawthorne Threads for this generous giveaway...LOVE the blue and white!

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  47. I love the way that you paired these beautiful fabrics with the red print! Your creations are gorgeous. I would love to use this fabric in a vest. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Love these with that red print!! Beautiful, as always.

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  49. Hawthorne Threads has a terrific inventory of fabrics and fast service! Great new blue and white line.

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  50. Such a gorgeous group of fabrics!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  51. Love this fabric! I am always drawn to blues!

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  52. I just love Hawthorne Threads! Thank you for a super exciting giveaway Rita!!

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  53. This is a fantastic collection of fabric.

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  54. I wondered about digitally printed fabrics, so thanks for the info. Hawthorne Threads has come up with a really beautiful design! Thanks for the chance to try it!

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  55. What an interesting concept! I will definitely check out the website! sandybailey55@hotmail.com

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  56. Oh, I was hoping you were giving away the quilt. HAHA! It is beautiful, Rita.

    If I can't have the quilt, I might have to make one of my own. ;)

    Thanks for another chance to win.

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  57. Beautiful fabric. Thank you for a chance to win it.

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  58. Beautiful fabric, the name and the blue and white reminds me of a bygone age - the Days of the Raj. Oh, I love tigers and I'd love to win. Thanks

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  59. Must lovely. . The fabric and your projects... Thanks for v the v purity to win the bundle!

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  60. Beautiful choice of what to use the fabric for!

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  61. I love those beautiful blues! Love the pillow and quilt. The hint of gray was a great touch. And the bright back for the pillow adds a bit of whimsy.

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  62. These fabric are gorgeous, and your work too! Thanks for the giveaway ;)

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  63. Oh my.............such gorgeous fabric! Lots of ideas floating around in my brain right now for these selections! Good luck everyone!

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  64. Love this fabric collection, blue is my favorite color. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. I am always so inspired by your work. I also love the pop of red in your quilt, and in the binding.

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  66. Such beautiful fabric and I love what you've done with it.

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  67. What gorgeous fabric. Loving the blue combination.

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  68. Looks like lovely fabric! Thanks for the chance!

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  69. Oh, I love this collection...so pretty!

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  70. I love how you mixed in the red! It's a really nice contrast! Beautiful !

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  71. I love how you combined the prints and solids! Absolutely stunning.

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  72. I've been looking at this fabric. So beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  73. Oh wow, Blue and white, wonderful!!!

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  74. These fabric looks fabulous and I love what you made with them.

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  75. Great fabrics -- love the combination with white. Thanks for the giveaway and the tips about washing!

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  76. Can I just say how much I love this fabric line? I mean blue&white is my favorite combination, and the patterns are gorgeous! Your pillow is so pretty with the splash of red, Rita!

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  77. love blue and white together for x-mas table wear

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  78. Great fabrics. Love that blue and white. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  79. such pretty fabric - I would love to win

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  80. Beautiful fabrics. Love the colors.

    Patricia C

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  81. My favorite color, wouldn't that be exciting!

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  82. Those fabrics are captivating!!

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  83. What a gorgeous quilt and pillow. I really love this line.

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  84. Thank you for the honest appraisal of the Bengal line. I've seen it on other blogs too. I prewash all my fabrics, so, I should have no problem there. Your quilt is adorable! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  85. Hawthorne Threads has created some simply stunning fabric. Love the pillow. Thanks for the chance.

    janie.mccombs@yahoo.com

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  86. I have been disappointed with the hand and fading with digitally printed fabrics so I'm excited to hear that these are a step forward.

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  87. The blue is fab!
    doyleajackie AT gmail DOT com

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  88. I am a blue kind a gril and this blue fabric is adorable and beautiful.

    Kind regards,
    Marga♥

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  89. Wautsi miten kauniita kankaita! Olisipa kiva voittaa näitä:)

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  90. I would love to have this bundle. The blues and whites are so crisp and clean!

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  91. Love this fabric and your quilt is sew cute. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  92. The fabtic is absolutley beautiful! I would love to add it to my stash!

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  93. Love this! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  94. These are the most beautiful fabrics in blue and white I have seen for a long time! Would be fantastic to have them in my stash.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  95. I had no idea Hawthorne was designing/printing their own fabrics. Very cool!

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  96. absolutely LOVE this line of fabric!

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  97. Wow! Wonderful and elegant collection! Thank you for this giveaway

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  98. These prints are absolutely dreamy and the way you showcase them in your quilt and pillow is just perfection! Thanks!

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  99. I am usually not a blue person, but these fabrics are very striking and clean in their design. They would make a beautiful modern quilt, along with pillows and table runner. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  100. Oh, it's beautiful! I'm excited that Hawthorne is creating fabric and would love to win! quiltwoman0@gmail.com

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  101. Love your colors together on the pillows.
    sjhughson@gmail.com

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  102. The more I see this fabric, the more I'm drawn to it! Love your pillow!

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  103. Thanks for the washing tips. Love your pillow and love the fabric! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  104. The fabrics are gorgeous, thank you, and Hawthorene Threads for this great giveaway. (dawnm1993 at gmail dot com)

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  105. Wow, that blue and white is gorgeous! I'm glad you gave tips on sewing and washing it.

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  106. The blues and whites are gorgeous!
    allisonpogany@gmail.com

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  107. blue and white such a timeless combination…love it

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  108. The beautiful fabrics look wonderful in your creations!

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  109. These look really great! How do you know when you have to use a finer needle when you're sewing? Thanks for the opportunity to with!

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  110. These are gorgeous! I discovered Hawthorne Threads on your blog and am anxiously awaiting my first delivery from them (maybe today!?!?) - I would love to have these be my second package from them!

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  111. wow...its amazing what you are doing with the fabric... Its not only working with fabric, but giving it a new dimension. I am impressed!

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  112. I love this fabric line - beautiful. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  113. Simple colors and complex designs make such beautiful and versatile fabrics. Thanks for sharing your projects.

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  114. Love this line! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  115. Love what you did with your bundle of beautiful prints

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  116. Beautiful Fabric, I love the quilt you did with it,.

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  117. I love the color blue and I love this fabric!

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  118. its pretty the color reminds me of the 70's.

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  119. Hawthorne Threads is my favorite on line shop!

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  120. I've wondered about these fabrics since I haven't worked with digitally printed fabrics much. I'd love to try them out. Thank you!

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  121. Yay! I've been waiting for this post!!!! I have been following their blog hop. I love this collection and I really like how you paired some red with the blue and white. Those squares and backing fabric add a real pop to the quilt and pillow.

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  122. striking! refreshing! awesome!

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  123. LOVE this!! so pretty and would love to add it to my collection!

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  124. They remind me of Dutch porcelain- and I am very curious about the high thread count fabric, it would be great to be able to try it out- thank you for the giveaway !

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  125. For a first in-house collection....THEY ROCKED IT!!!! Would LOVE to win this! Thank you for such a nice giveaway!!!!

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  126. The blues remind me of Dutch/Java wax prints. Love them!

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  127. Love your subtle use of color....it adds to this beautiful fabric without overpowering!

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  128. Love the touch of red in your pillow. Thanks for the giveway.

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  129. Your pillow and quilt are both so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  130. Beautiful fabric. Reminds me of old fashioned china.

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  131. I would love to make a quilt with these fabrics!

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  132. I am loving the combination of blue and white and red and white! The collection is lovely and for such a classic color combination, so modern! Thank you for the chance to enter.

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  133. Beautiful pillow, the splash of gray is just called for! Thank you!

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  134. Looks cool and fresh, love blue and white together. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  135. These fabrics remind me of my mom.

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  136. Love this line and your creations really highlight the prints. thanks for the chance.

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  137. Nice fabric! Thanks for opportunity to win some.

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  138. Love that pop of red in the quilt! It really adds something fun to it. And I love Hawthorne Threads. They are a wonderful shop to visit, even though it is all on-line for me!
    Sandy A

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  139. Beautiful fabric

    Tatc01@comcast.net

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  140. Very pretty fabric and it looks great paired with red!

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  141. Such pretty prints and I love the pop of red!

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  142. gorgeous fabrics, thanks for the chance to win

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  143. I need to buy some. Love your pillow.

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  144. Those are beautiful fabrics and I really like what you did with them. That red really pops against the serene blue and white.

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  145. HT did a fantastic job with this fabric and I am in love with it! Fingers crossed!

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  146. love the blues and whites, great gift, thanks

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  147. Blue and white is always an awesome combo! The bit of red in your pillow is quite striking! Love it!

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  148. So pretty! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. Wow, that's stunning fabric!

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  150. The HSTs are so crisp and clean with the blue and white. Beautiful.

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  151. I love what you created out of that fabric. Thanks to Hawthorne Fabrics for the chance to win the bundle.

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  152. Wow fantastic, love the collection! Blue is my favourite colour! What a great opportunity, thank-you.

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  153. Blue and white fabric, my favorite!

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  154. So gorgeous! You certainly did them justice!

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  155. I love the round quilting with the straight lines. Beautiful.

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  156. Blue and white....so crisp and classy! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  157. Just what I have been looking for!

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  158. I get their newsletters and coveted it as soon as I saw it! Wonderful design work went into this collection :)

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  159. Oh my gosh, the blue and white is so classic and fresh!

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  160. I love the monochrome palette and the detailed prints!

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  161. Thanks for the chance at a the giveaway. (Not sure that my first comment made it, so here goes again).
    Always have wanted to make a nice B & W. This would be lovely in a quilt!
    HT has great products and service. Thanks for the chance!
    Joanna

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  162. Oh that is beautiful! I love this line of fabrics.

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  163. Cascading border, and whiskers are catching my eyes in this collection and you did a superb job showcasing those in your quilt. Very classy Rita.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge of sewing w/Bengal, your tips are most welcome

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  164. Amazing Rita! You never cease to deliver something special! Love the fabric! Put me in the hat please!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  165. I love Hawthorne Fabrics store, and now they have branched out in the new direction of designing and printing their own designs! I am so happy for them and for the opportunity to win some of their lovely fabric.

    xo Linda

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  166. This sounds like an interesting fabric. I would love to try some digitally printed fabric.

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  167. Love how you used the fabric.... The addition of gray, red..... Somehow this blue would fit perfectly in my living room.... If I won it, I'd use it quickly and send a photo.....

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