Monday, June 28, 2010

I Shall Give Away Unsewn Bibs


If you've just joined us, I recently re-confessed that I used to obsessively sew bibs. I'm cured now, but not before I cut out 105 bibs (that's 210 pieces of flannel and 210 pieces of velcro). If not for Kate unearthing them a few days ago, they would have remained forever unsewn. I pity them, but not enough to actually sew them up in a hurry. So I offered to give them away to other, kinder people who would sew them up and give them to a real child to use. Since there was some interest, I sorted through the bib pieces, and picked out 24 bibs to give away. What I will do with the rest I don't know, but I sort of still like some of the fabrics, so I might keep them for baby gifts. If I sew them up. If. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

So here is how the giveaway works:


I am giving away 6 lots of 4 bibs each. This means I will pick six (6) commentors at random - 3 for the boy bibs and 3 for the girl bibs and force them to accept my unsewn bibs.

Anyone in the world can enter.


If you'd like to win unsewn bibs, leave a comment on this post with

  • your email address and
  • whether you'd prefer bibs for a boy or a girl (or no preference).
(I will try to accommodate your preference but reserve the right to pick the fabrics to include in your package)

by midnight Wednesday 30 June 2010.
I will do the draw early on Thursday and announce the winners then.

If you'd left a comment on that earlier post, I apologize but you'll have to enter another comment here on this post, since I will be doing the draw from just the comments on this post.

Here are some of the fabrics for the boy bibs



and some of the fabrics for the girl bibs.


Some of the bibs will have the same fabric on both sides, and some will have different, complementing fabrics. I will not be providing velcro/buttons/safety pins/masking tape/whatever means you might use to fasten bibs around babies' necks.

Each pair of fabric pieces that make up a bib will have seam allowances included, and the sewing line marked out in random color pencil on one of those two pieces. To sew up a bib, you place the two pieces together, right sides facing, and sew along the sewing line, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the bib for turning out. Then you snip the curved seam allowances and turn right side out, and top stitch along the edge. And then attach velcro or buttons or whatever. Easy.


P.S. I was very, very touched by an offer by one of the previous commentors to send me some fabric in return for the bibs. Thank you, but there is no need to. I am happy to send them to you just because I know you will give them a better future than I ever will.

113 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to sew up some bibs. I have a couple of friends that are expecting babies.

    This is a very generous giveaway! Thanks!
    mamacitamb@gmail.com

    Prefer girly, but would be thrilled with either.

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  2. I would love some bibs! Pregnant with a baby girl now, but I also have a toddler boy who still uses bibs. I liked all the fabrics in your example pictures.
    steve88xjsgirl at gmail dot com

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  3. Hello, I am having a baby girl next week and would love some bibs to sew!Thank you for your generous offer!
    magen@live.com

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  4. I will take either boy or girl bibs, as I am adopting a boy and a girl from Rwanda. Your post has certainly inspired me to make some of my own...

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  5. Baby boy needs a bib! bosshopkins at gmail

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  6. Oh, your fabric is just lovely! I would love a set of bibs to sew up. Thank you for this cool giveaway. :)

    thecheekywifeblog @ gmail . com

    I live in Malaysia, by the way... so I understand if that's too far to mail bibs to. Just thought I'd give it a shot anyway! ;)

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  7. I have a million unfinished things around here buy I'd love some bibs. I've been meaning to make some but hate cutting so this would solve that. I prefer boy but girl is good to as my sis-in-law is having a girl soon.

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  8. I have a niece on the way in a month or two... I would happily finish and re-home a set of girl bibs!

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  9. You are too sweet to offer your unsewn bibs! I just adopted a baby boy! But I would have no preference since theres always bunches of baby girls around too.
    Thanks, Stef
    love4literacy@netscape.net

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  10. I really really need some new bibs for my son and I hate cutting out, so I'd love these.

    boehm.michelle@gmail.com

    I never win anything so I'd be stoked to win these lol!

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  11. What a generous giveaway! Thanks! The fabrics are amazing!
    I prefer bibs for boy since he is younger, but my two years old girl still uses bibs sometimes so I`ll be glad to get any :)

    Thanks again!
    alexandra353@gmail.com

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  12. What a generous gift! I have no preference as I'll be sewing them up for baby shower gifts of which I have both boy and girl showers to attend in the near future.

    thalia {at} rynet {dot} com

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  13. Bibs would be lovely! Boy or girl fabric is fine (the prints are very pretty in the picture). leilani.bierman@gmail.com

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  14. Oh, I just made some bibs. If you have time check them out:
    http://muffinsnmore.blogspot.com/2010/06/bib-challenge.html
    My first bibs ever! :-) I would happily sew some more and could definitely use them for my little boy! And you know what - I love your flannel bibs. The fabrics are SO gorgeous! I do not know if it is me - but it seems to be REALLY hard to get printed flannel in Germany. I have had not luck! It is hard to get flannel at all for some reason and if you find some it is either solid or checked. :-/ I can't believe what cute fabric choices you have!!!
    Oh, and btw, you are VERY welcome to enter my giveaway, too, if you like ... :-)

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  15. I would love to give a home to unsewn bibs, I have several friends that are pregnant at the moment and what a great gift!

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  16. I would love to sew some bibs, I have a preggo friend who is due end of August but she doesn't know which kind shes having so I'll take a lucky dip please! Thanks a lot!

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  17. I've never really been into making bibs before but your delicious fabrics have changed my mind! I'd love the boys fabrics although would be happy for either a boys or girls pack. My e-mail address is littlemooknits@gmail.com

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  18. Wow! Thanks! I have a nearly 6 month old little boy who has just started solids and whose big brothers made a terrific mess of all our old bibs!! I was just thinking about making some! So I'd LOVE some boy ones!
    tkemac@gmail.com

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  19. I would love some bibs! Thanks!

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  20. I love love love your bibs ! and I have 1 daughter and 3 boys at home, so I use them a lot !
    laraignee71@gmail.com

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  21. Bibs would be great - either colourway!
    Thanks
    Chris x

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  22. wow 105 bibs *_* sounds like fun :D i'd love to sewn some bibs for a boy.

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  23. I would love to win! No preference... BTW, my kids love the ouchy dolls... They have named them Other Yagel (my son's name) and Other Ziv (my daughter's name) and they take them everywhere...

    yaelandkatz(at)gmail(dot) com

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  24. I would put those bibs to good use, well my little one would not me lol. I prefer the boy bibs but either would be nice.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Crystal.barrientos@ymail.com

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  25. I'd love the chance to win some. Either would be fine for me, what great fabrics!

    nzgreenbuttons@gmail.com

    fingers crossed

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  26. I'd love some girly unsewn bibs. I was just thinking I needed to make some more (I love my handmade ones more than any of the storebought ones).

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  27. I would give a loving home to either boy or girl fabrics! Count me in! :)
    laura11arual at hotmail dot com

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  28. Hi, I don't know if I can participate, as I live in France, but just in case, I would like bibs for boy. Any way, thanks for your explanations, it's always a pleasure to read from you.

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  29. I would love to sew those lovely fabrics, into a bib for myself our friends. I have a little boy and am pregnant of a ??. (it's not notice on my blog yet!!!) and a lot of friends and SIL's are pregnant too. I would love boy bib's so my son can where them... but a girl bib is also good

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  30. I would LOVE the baby girl bibs. We are getting teeth and the drool is INSAINE!

    I love your blog and ideas and ability to complete projects. :o) I am FULL of ideas but can't seem to ever catch up. Bibs are on my list as well. :o)

    rappachc@yahoo.com

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  31. Really cute fabric, love the girl colors, but I'm having a boy in Oct. So I should probably stick with boy colors :) Thanks for the chance to win!
    n.clark(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Would be able to put these to good use! All the fabrics are adorable. Would be happy with anything.
    krissa.bloom@gmail.com

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  33. I would love some adorable bibs. I have a very messy little boy.
    rllort at gmail dot com

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  34. Would love these, my baby Sophia is 4 months old and we will be venturing into eating soon. Would love the girl fabrics.

    danafurlo@gmail.com

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  35. Oooh fun! I would love to sew some new bibs for the new babies in my life!! Boy or girl bibs would be terrific!
    Thanks for the giveway!

    kristen.munson[at]gmail.com

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  36. I would love a girl bib. We've just started solids and teething with my 7 month old. She's just worked out how to spurt food back out if she doesn't like/want it. Adorable!
    Thanks for the chance, admin@pinksugardesign.com

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  37. I would love to have some of your beautiful bibs! I am expecting a little boy in a couple of weeks.
    Thanks so much for a lovely giveaway!

    jjrenn (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  38. i would love some bibs. i have a seven week old baby girl who seemingly goes through a laundry load of bibs a day. i would love to make a couple more for her and a couple for a friend having a girl, too! thanks...
    sarah16@gmail.com

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  39. What a generous giveaway and what lovely fabrics!

    I guess I would prefer the boy bibs, just in case... (girls can get away with using and wearing boy stuff, but the opposite is rarely true).

    indywriter @ gmail.com

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  40. I would love to sew some of the boy bibs for the little boy my brother and his wife are having in August.
    jjg022002 @ yahoo . com

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  41. I have one of each so I'm happy to have either set. What a fun giveaway!! Thanks!

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  42. Hi!! My name is Meg. I don't have any facebook or twitter etc accounts, but I just want you to know that I stumbled upon your blog. You are an AWESOME seamstress!!!! You have inspired me to start sewing with your wonderful patterns. I would love the pattern for these bibs, as I have twins. Keep up the GREAT work, and thanks for the inspiration!

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  43. Thank you for sharing! I would take either :) I love all the fabrics!

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  44. Did you have bib nightmares after cutting these up? I bet your dreams were punctuated with large scissors and being chased by Giant bibs!! good job! I hope whoever wins them doesn't have the same... Aimee

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  45. HI!!! I would love those bibs. I have a baby girl so, Girl's bibs =D
    my email is kazinha.costa@gmail.com
    cheers!!!

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  46. I have two little grand sons who would look precious in some of these adorable bibs, and it would be great to have them all cut out and ready to go! Thanks for your generosity in sharing with the winners.

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  47. Thanks for the chance to win! I'd like the boy bibs!

    My e-mail is shelly at flottfamily dot com

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  48. This would be a great way for me to learn to make bibs and as I'm expecting a girl in Aug after 2 boys, some girlie bibs would be perfect.

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  49. My son can always use some more bibs... and I love sewing them, too!! But I have no preference, since I can sew them as gifts. Thanks!!
    helen_ono(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Oh pick me! ;) I would love to have either Boy or Girl fabric. I have lots of babies around in my life, so either would be great!

    thecorbettkid At gmail Dot Com

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  51. This is so sweet of you, thanks for this giveaway =)I am pregnant with a baby girl now due at the end of July =) and I 'd love to win it!
    Thanks again
    Ooty

    ooty.art@gmail.com

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  52. Hi, I have two boys, they both make such a mess, I always have to change their clothes after dinner. I would love to have such nice bibs, and I would be happx to finish them. pasztorka@gmail.com

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  53. I would love to sew these! I would much rather sew and cut the fabric!
    shawnnahouseholder/gmail

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  54. Love your fabrics! I would choose the girl bibs if I could.

    avonlynne(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I have a little baby boy here that could use some more bibs. I would gladly sew them up and use them.
    nrstrange@gmail.com

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  56. I have a new niece. I'd love to win some bibs. While she's a girl, I have a feeling that she'll be a bit of a tomboy, so either boy/girl/mix works.

    My email is ilively at gmail dot com

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  57. i would love some of these! i have a very messy baby girl! sarah.hobbins@gmail.com
    thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. I would love some bibs! The girl bibs would be made and gifted to our bestest of friends who are expecting their first child! Thank you so much for offering such a great giveaway - you are so thoughtful!
    kimwebb25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  59. Since I don't know if my next grandchild will be a girl or a boy, I'll accept either! :)

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  60. Boy or girl, bibs of a decent size can ALWAYS be used around here!

    sproutingflowers at hotmail dot com

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  61. Oh how I need new bibs! My poor twin girls are wearing old, stained bibs that all their brothers and sisters wore.

    thecurryseven at sbcglobal dot net

    (I would like the girl fabric... obviously.)

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  62. I just had a friend who had a baby girl and I would love to sew her up some bibs! And I have a cute boy cousin, too, so I would love to have either!

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  63. Ohh what a neat giveaway! I would prefer the boy bib fabric please!

    aisha.wynter at gmail dot com

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  64. I would love them, and I have no preference. My email is spawnspoet001@hotmail.com !

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  65. I would LOVE to sew these up and give them away. I don't care if they're boy/girl.

    Since my mom doesn't want me to put our email address in comments, here's my blog link instead. Hope you'll accept that if I win! http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/booklover

    Amy

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  66. I would love some bibs! your fabrics are gorgeous.

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  67. Cuteness! I'm expecting a boy in August and would love some boy bibs to sew up. What a lovely giveaway!

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  68. My sister is about to have a baby boy and I will be making her bibs, among some other things. I love the monkeys especially! She has already bought quite a few monkey sleepers for some reason!

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  69. What a great treat this would be - I keep meaning to sew some bibs, but it's the cutting part that makes me crazy. I can't believe you cut out 105!!! I would be happy with either boy or girl fabrics (with slight boy preference!) - thanks for sharing!

    melissa.garrett1 at gmail

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  70. What a gift!! I love them both. No preference. I have 2 girls, but were looking at adding to the brood very soon. So either woud be wondeful! Thank you!

    chair33@hotmail.com

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  71. I would love to have these as shower gifts, or for any future children that may occur in my own home (although, some days, I wonder if the two we already have are going to drive me sufficiently batty).

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  72. awesome! we could use some more of those!!!
    I have a girl in bibs now, but I'd take any fabric combo!

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  73. Boy! :)
    annesaprons@gmail.com

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  74. I would love to sew some bibs, it's always fun! We love baby girl bibs but would glady accept either!

    What a great giveaway!

    stheis AT orangecitycomm DOT net

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  75. Wow I love your fabric. I know some lucky nieces or nephews that I could send these bibs to. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Rachel@racheltanner.com

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  76. I have three friends expecting babies, and I'm in a sewing mood. I would love to sew these up! Thanks for a fun giveaway. Great way to use up the projects. :)

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  77. Yipppeeee! I bought bibs for my baby BOY and the dryer melted the plastic backs. YUCK. I dread the cutting out, so, have delayed making bibs and crusty clothes are not fun to do on laundry day!! So, thanks for the opportunity for this give-away!!!
    afamilytreehouse [at] me [dot] com

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  78. I am from germany.
    And i would love to sew the bibs for my little babygirl.

    So, good luck for me ;-)

    sabrina.giebels at we.de

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  79. Hello! I have a baby girl and I love all your fabrics, so yes I would like to use your bibs!! Thank you!!

    matinsdediumenge@gmail.com

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  80. My baby boy would love (and desperately needs) some bibs!

    khobbins@gmail.com

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  81. I just had a baby girl and would love to sew some bibs for her!

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  82. This is a great giveaway. I've got a baby boy, but I've got baby showers coming out the wazoo, so either would work.

    Thanks!

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  83. I'd love to give your unsewn bibs a home. I'm expecting a girl at the end of August :)
    myemye_12@hotmail.com

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  84. My niece is expecting a little girl in September and would love these.
    Thanks for the chance,
    Ronda
    rglad2000@yahoo.com

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  85. I'm expecting a baby for the end of the summer and don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl :-)
    So this game is very exciting for me because I love all your handmade things ! Fingers crossed :-)
    teace83@hotmail.com

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  86. Would be great to sew some bibs for my darling grand-daughter! What else are grannys for!

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  87. Oh, those girl fabrics are too cute, and I do happen to have a cute little girl...but I'm also pregnant with what I think is a boy. :) Either of the fabric choices would make me happy! amandaluckey@gmail.com

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  88. Ooooh! I would love to sew these up for my little guy or for a niece or nephew! Either boy or girl pattern would be happily used!

    christina.poynter (AT) gmail.com

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  89. Nice giveaway. I would have no preference. kathrynsprowl@aol.com.

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  90. I love to sew and myself, my brothers girlfriend and my neighbour are all expecting. So many babies!
    Great giveaway for UFO's.

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  91. Looks fun! I'm a novice on the sewing machine, but I think even I could manage this. :) I'd prefer girly fabrics. piano_girl97(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  92. Me me pick me... girlie bibs please!

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  93. how timely, I am planning to sew bib for my boy.Thanks for doing this giveaway.Hope to win this. :)

    irashabriz@gmail.com

    thanks once again!

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  94. I love those fabrics!!

    I am making baby things for a boy, a girl, and one that will be a surprise when it's born, so any of them would be welcomed!!

    I should give away some of my unfinished things!! What a great idea! ;-)

    wrenscrossing@gmail.com

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  95. I would be thrilled to have any of the bibs. s.nordick@gmail.com

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  96. Hi ...I never try to sew a bib before. I thought this will be a good opportunity for me to give a try. I would love to have fabric for a boy. This will be a gift for my niece who just born yesterday.
    Thank you very much for the generous gift. My email hzhafz9@gmail.com

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  97. What a nice giveaway! I have a little boy who has just started eating solid foods and he definitely could use some bibs!

    bencer99@hotmail.com

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  98. Oh, we need as many bibs as we can get!!! Any fabric, thank you!

    nbergeron@gmail.com

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  99. First time commentator, long time reader. Am so impressed with your creativity and can't wait to buy your toadstool-pattern.

    I would love to sew up some bibs. I have a one year old girl, so would prefer girly bibs. But boys would be fine too, since there are many babyboys in my life.

    anne@jarvad.dk

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  100. That IS a lot of bibs!
    I have no preference- I would love to win any of them!

    lmchishaffer@aol.com

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  101. Would love some for the baby boy coming in September!
    thompsons@mail.org

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  102. What great fabrics! I would love to sew up some bibs to go with the burp cloths I am making. I have a little boy so I will say boy fabric but I would find homes for either one. Thanks!!
    huskerkarlen1 AT gmail DOT com

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  103. Hi There,

    I have a daughter (18mos) and a son (3mos) and would love to stitch a bib for either one. However, seems like a lot of other people want bibs, so don't worry about me if you run out!

    This is a really generous offer, and I would like to send you something just for being so thoughtful. Could you email me at deannanfox@gmail.com?

    Thanks, keep on stitching!

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  104. Oh what treasures we find at the ikat blog! Can't wait for the unveiling of the Toad Stool Pattern! Love the pics of your darling sloper dresses. Your girls are precious. I have a Jenna too!

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  105. A friend is having twin girls so I would love a girl pack but, boy would be fine too...someone is always having a baby around here it seems. 8)

    moneycll at excite dot com
    or just click through on my name.

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  106. My sweet baby is just a few weeks old, but I would love some boy bibs to sew up, as my sewing machine has been feeling neglected. :)

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  107. I would LOVE some bibs. My niece just had a baby boy and I'd love to finish some boy bibs and send them to her, especially since she loved the peepee teepees I sent her!

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  108. Two of my friends are having boys, so... I'd love a boys set of bibs. Thanks!

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  109. Sounds like fun! I just had a baby boy 5 days ago and would love to sew up some bibs for him. Or if girl ones are all that's available I'll do them for gifts.

    rachelannjeanette at gmail dot com

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  110. I would love to get the bibs. I prefer girl but would take either.
    Thanks for the great giveaway. Pick me, pick me!

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  111. As the favorite aunt of 2 YO twin girls and a 6 month old boy, any bibs would be welcome! :)

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  112. Boy bibs please! I have a ten month old boy who is one heavy drooler!
    juliecerdas at gmail dot com

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