I love it when I can cross two things from my list with just one project finish, and, hooray, that’s what I’m doing today…

A while back Danielle (petitselefants on IG) and Jeannette (goneaussiequilting on IG) from Polka Dot Tea asked me if I’d like to choose a bundle of fabrics from their store. Um, yes please! I then spent a (very) long time browsing their Etsy store trying to choose my fabrics. They have a fantastic selection of fabrics, many of which you don’t see in the bigger online stores. It was really hard to narrow my choices down. Here’s what I eventually came up with…

It’s a mix of all time favourite fabrics (like those Heather Ross wild flowers, the Anna Maria Horner gold floral Folk Song print, the Lizzy House mini pearl bracelets), some Japanese fabrics that I’ve long admired (including some LightHearted by Ayumi Takahashi) and two Art Gallery low volume prints, the Priory Square rose print on the top of the pile and the Maker print which is second from the top. Note; links are to the fabrics in their Etsy store where they’re still available, a couple of fabrics have since sold out.

I wanted to share their generosity with you and also celebrate my first year blogging anniversary… and do justice to these beautiful fabrics. This is what I came up with…

I’m really excited to be giving this pillow cover away. But first, let me tell you about Polka Dot Tea fabrics…

I’ve been buying fabric from their Australian based Etsy store for the last couple of years. Not only do they have a wonderful selection of fabrics (including Liberty and Japanese fabrics) but they’re also really friendly and helpful. They often post their curated bundles on instagram and all you need to do to purchase them is leave your Paypal email. It’s that simple/dangerous! You can also visit their Etsy store to check out all their fabrics. They’ve recently listed the new Heather Ross line, Tiger Lily and Doe by Carolyn Friedlander (although I see that’s nearly all gone already!). Also, unlike many online stores, you can purchase individual fat quarters (yay, fat quarters are my favourite way to buy fabric!). Their fat quarters are based on metric measurements too so they’re that little bit bigger than you’ll get from a non-metric store πŸ˜‰

Disclaimer: I received 12 fat quarters for free but all opinions are my own and are based on my experience purchasing from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. In case you’re wondering, I will not receive any compensation if you decide to purchase from PDT.

Now, about the pillow cover I’m giving away…

  • The pillow cover measures 16 1/2″ square, it has an invisible zipper closure at the bottom and is backed in Melange in natural (a yarn dyed cotton that I purchased from Polka Dot Tea a while back).
  • I’ve used fabrics from the bundle provided by Polka Dot Tea and added fabrics from my stash, some of which (like the Liberty fabrics and the backing fabric) I’ve purchased from Polka Dot Tea.
  • The design is my own. If anyone is interested, I will happily share how I made it.
  • It’s densely quilted with a walking foot using the serpentine stitch on my machine.
  • The quilting thread is Superior Thread So Fine #50 in Snow (401).
  • Feather pillow inner not included. 

Details on how to ENTER TO WIN this pillow cover…

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

  1. Leave a comment below for one entry. Say anything you like or give me your best blogging tip! 
  2. For a second entry, pop over to Polka Dot Tea’s Etsy store, then pop back and leave a comment telling me which fabric/s you would like to add to your stash.
  3. My followers get an extra entry, if you follow my blog let me know by leaving a comment below, just tell me how you follow my blog. And THANK YOU for your on going support, it means a lot!
  4. The giveaway is open until 9pm New Zealand Standard Time on Saturday 19 September (that’s Saturday morning if you live in Europe and Friday night if you live in the US).

The giveaway is open to EVERYONE no matter where you live. If you’re a no-reply/anonymous commenter please leave your email address in the comments or check back here on Sunday.

Hooray, that’s two things crossed from my list… make something with my Polka Dot Tea fabrics and celebrate my first blogiversary with a giveaway. Now on to the next item!

142 thoughts to “Polka Dot Tea fabrics and a pillow cover giveaway!

  • Ange

    I've followed you. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Ange

    My blogging tip would be to stick with it. If you have an idea write it down and maybe even start writing a post but don't publish it to keep it handy when you are short on ideas. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Ange

    I visited the Polka Dot Tea's Etsy shop and there were two bundles that jumped out at me – the Micheal Miller ones. The pastels and the bright rainbow are beautiful and calling my name. Thanks for the giveaway – your pillow cover is gorgeous!

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  • Julie

    I can't believe it has been a year – it has gone so quickly. Congratulations!! My tip is to try and blog regularly and to join link ups to increase numbers reading your blog.

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  • Julie

    I follow you on blog lovin.

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  • Julie

    Have just purchased a bundle of Modern Backgrounds from them, but if I was picking more fabrics, I think it would be a selection of their AG ranges.

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  • Merran

    Aren't you a lucky duck! Getting to play with all those lovelies at polka dot tea.

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  • Merran

    Of course I'm a follower – much as I'd like to be a leader…..

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  • Merran

    I rather like Jenni Bakers curiousities range don't you ?

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  • Merran

    Ok I'll stop now , wouldn't want to look desperate to win a woodenspoon original

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  • Gina

    Can I offer you my first born and a kidney in exchange for this gorgeous pillow?!?!?!!!

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  • grace

    Yay Rachel, you always have THE best fabric combinations! Love this

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  • Gina

    They carry many of my favorites but I think I wouold pick up a few Folk Song prints.

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  • Gina

    I follow you via Bloglovin but truth be told I prefer blog reading on IG over readers these days πŸ™‚

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  • Rachel

    Gorgeous stack of fabrics! I enjoy seeing your projects very much and would love to own one πŸ™‚

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  • Rachel

    And I follow you with bloglovin!

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  • Bec

    The pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  • Juliet @ Tartankiwi

    Always love your eye for fabric Rachel! This cushion is beautiful.

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  • Juliet @ Tartankiwi

    I follow you on bloglovin

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  • Bec

    I recently got some Liberty fabrics from Polka Dot Tea Fabrics and would definitely order more of them or some of the Japanese prints that my LQS don't carry.

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  • joworimakes

    such a beautiful pillow! and your fabric-picking-prowess is, as always, spot on! I would love a Wooden Spoon original (but then who wouldnt?!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • joworimakes

    oh, and I am also very partial to the Lighthearted prints, none of which have made their way into my stash yet – tragic!

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  • joworimakes

    and (of course!) I follow you on bloglovin! x

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  • Mummawannabe

    Love everything about this cushion cover!

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  • Lois

    Nice use of some gorgeous fabrics – I love their selections and have quite a stash of them:))

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  • Ali w

    Thanks for introducing me to PDT. nice fabric offers and good prices. I'd love to win this cushion cover. It's so cute

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  • Ali w

    And I follow you on feedly

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  • hiyacinth

    That is one gorgeous pillow!!! Great design and perfect fabrics!

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  • krislovesfabric

    A really pretty bundle which you have made a beautiful pillow from!

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  • DeborahGun

    what a gorgeous pillow! I love the fabrics you selected πŸ™‚

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  • DeborahGun

    I would like to add some Lighthearted to my stash!

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  • DeborahGun

    And of course I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  • Leila

    The pillow is GORGEOUS Rachel (of course)!

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  • Leila

    I love polka dot tea. Always want to see rider from them. Today I'd like more Lighthearted, thanks to you and this pillow.

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  • wobblybobbin

    I have loved following you on Instagram – and only recently (to my great excitement) found your blog. What was I thinking?! I'm very happy to have found more of your beautiful quilts and projects to ogle over.

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  • wobblybobbin

    I love their Lighthearted fabrics and might just have to buy them all πŸ˜‰

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  • wobblybobbin

    I follow along with Bloglovin!

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  • Franziska

    Thank you for the giveaway. The pattern of the pillow is awesome.

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  • Franziska

    I follow you on bloglovin'.

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  • Franziska

    I would choose a Maker fabric if I had the opportunity to buy from Polka Dot Tea's Etsy store.

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  • Franziska

    I would choose a Maker fabric if I had the opportunity to buy from Polka Dot Tea's Etsy store.

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  • Franziska

    Thank you for the giveaway. The pattern of the pillow is awesome.

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  • Erica

    Rachel, you make the most beautiful things. This pillow is gorgeous!!

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  • Erica

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  • Erica

    I follow your blog. I think it is on Blogger.

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  • Erica

    I would love to add Heather Ross' Tiger Lily fabrics to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win, Rachel.

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  • Jess H

    Love your blog and love the pillow.

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  • Gill

    Gorgeous cushion cover !!

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  • Gill

    I'd love to add Handcrafted 2 to my stash

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  • Gill

    Email follower

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  • Beth

    Hi! I'm not a blogger, but my best blogging advice would be to do what you do, which is to keep your voice real.

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  • Beth

    I follow you via email, and am quite glad I do: wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  • Beth

    Oh, I am going right back to Polka Dot Tea for some of Ayumi's "Lighthearted" fabric. How is it that I never stashed away any of her lovely little drawings?

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  • LethargicLass

    Once again, your work is amazing! Love the pillow cover!

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  • LethargicLass

    I am an email follower πŸ™‚

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  • Tawa

    I am an email follower and look forward to seeing your posts in the morning. Gorgeous pillow by the way. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  • Tawa

    I'm always interested to see where people buy their fabrics from. Not because of some argument about supporting your LQS, as opposed to internet shopping, but because the fabrics are often gorgeous and yet I have never seen them for sale. Japanese fabrics for example are something I only very occasionally see here in the Manawatu, and yet those tiny prints and characters are so cute. We appear to be well served for American fabrics, but thats all. Thanks for the link to this shop, I shall go and dream a bit. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  • Tawa

    Just popped into the etsy shop to for a gander. My favourite? Curiosities by Jeni Baker for AGF, though I did have a look at all the Japanese lines too. At some stage I am going to have to use my AGF fabrics, but for now they are for looking at, and petting. Thanks for the giveaway. Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com

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  • Marie Phelps

    Love the pillow cover. Would love for you to do a tutorial on making it. Thank you for a chance to win.

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  • Kathy

    Congrats on your blogiversary!! Love your pillow cover!

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  • Kathy

    I follow you via email notification. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  • Kathy

    Love Love Love that Tiger Lily bundle!!

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  • Mel

    I love Alison Glass's Handcrafted 2. I have been on a fabric diet and it's nearly time to start buying again – yay! I don't blog but my tip would be if you don't have much time but want to connect, just post a photo, link to something, tell a joke – it only has to be short and it keeps the connection going. Cheers, Melanie

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  • Jessica

    This is beautiful!

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  • Jessica

    I love the Lighthearted line!

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  • Jessica

    I follow in Bloglovin'.

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  • Baa. xxx

    Beautiful cushion in beautiful fabrics with an awesome pattern. Love it.

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  • Baa. xxx

    And we follow you by email.

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  • Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore

    I follow on Bloglovin.

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  • Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore

    Congratulations on a year of blogging. I find it a great place to keep an online record of what I've made. It also makes me accountable to others, because if I say publicly that I'm going to finish something, I really feel I should get on and do it. Great giveaway thank you.

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  • CraftyKat

    Wonderful giveaway – what an awesome cushion

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  • CraftyKat

    I follow via instagram

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  • CraftyKat

    My fave from the Etsy shop is Art Gallery Skopelos by Katarina Roccella – I would love love love to add this to my stash

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  • Megan

    Love your cushion. I imagine I will never be able to use the word pillow for a cushion, but if I win this I will call it anything you like πŸ™‚

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  • Megan

    I follow on Instagram and Bloglovin.

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  • Megan

    I'd really like some Lighthearted, but I also need to stop up on that Melange in natural – I used it in my last quilt and its gorgeous.

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  • Becky McIntosh

    I'm a big fan of Polkadottea fabrics! Thanks for the chance to enter!
    I'm vinandmac at gmail.com

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  • Becky McIntosh

    I've been resisting buying there Doe fabrics πŸ™‚

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  • Peaches1003

    Hi! You make the most beautiful things. I'd love to win anything you made. No blogging tips from me other than if you aren't sure how to do something, google it! Someone has always had the problem before you – tends to work for me

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  • Peaches1003

    I am covering the rainbow bundles of cotton couture – both the bright one and the pastels. Yum!

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  • Peaches1003

    I follow you via Bloglovin.

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  • Becky McIntosh

    Also I now follow you on ig πŸ˜€

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  • Amy

    This is your one year bloggiversary? What a marvelous job you are doing with it! I've been following you for a few months now, and have enjoyed your thoughts and projects. Thanks for brightening the blogosphere with your presence!

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  • legato1958

    Your pillow is stunning! I love your pick of fabrics, and the low volumes.
    Susie

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  • legato1958

    I follow your blog by email!
    Susie

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  • legato1958

    I love Eden , by Tula Pink, at the Polka Dot Tea Fabrics.
    Susie

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  • Susan McG

    What an awesome pillow cover. I love your fabric choices. Very generous of you to give it away.

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  • Susan McG

    Checked out Polka Dot Tea Fabrics. I would love to add to my very limited Liberty stash with the adorable Suzy Elizabeth Liberty fabric. Those teapots are so cute!

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  • Nicole

    Congrats on your first anniversary! I love the HST layout you went with.

    I just started a blog only five days ago, so I don't have any great tips yet. Here's hoping I make it to a year.

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  • Nicole

    I'm a follower! Your first follower must have been such a great feeling.

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  • Debbie

    Absolutely darling pillow cover!

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  • Debbie

    I follow your blog via bloglovin. Congrats on 1 year!!

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  • Cardygirl

    Cute cushion cover, it would be a lovely addition to my lounge!

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  • Cardygirl

    I am a follower too!

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  • Cardygirl

    I like everything at Polka Dot Tea….but at the moment I am coveting Lighthearted Swedish Kitchen and Tiger Lily!

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  • Linda

    Thank you for your Giveaway. The pillow looks lovely. Congratulations on your First Year of blogging.

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  • Linda

    Just popped over to the Etsy store. Lots of lovely fabrics but the Jeni Baker "Curiosities" caught my eye. Love those mint candy lollies.

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  • Karen Likens

    This is a great pillow. For a 16 1/2 inch cover, how big is the pillow insert?
    THANKS, Karen L.

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  • Karen Likens

    This is a great pillow. For a 16 1/2 inch cover, how big is the pillow insert?
    THANKS, Karen L.

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  • Karen Likens

    This is a great pillow. For a 16 1/2 inch cover, how big is the pillow insert?
    THANKS, Karen L.

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  • Kim Bowers

    Love the pattern! Would you mind sharing? I'm thinking baby quilt!

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  • Gina

    Love your pillow! I hope I win it! Polka Dot tea is a lovely shop and it's where I get my Liberty fix each month when they send me my " pretties" !

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  • Gina

    I follow you on email. And I love every single blog post you have done. Congratulations on your blogiversary

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  • Gina

    I popped over to the Polka Dot tea easy store. So many lovelies. I'm in love with the Eden bundle from Tula Pink as well as the Tiger Lily range by Heather Ross. Going straight back there now to order some Japanese fabrics that look just like the DS print that I love that I can't get anymore! Yay.

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  • Gina

    "Etsy" store. πŸ˜‚

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  • Deb

    Hey it's me!!! Blogging tip… No point asking me…I forget to blog haha

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  • Deb

    I'm just hoping some Tiger Lily will show up on my doorstep from PDT.

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  • Deb

    Guess I follow you now and again

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  • Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen

    Congrats on your blogiversary!!!

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  • Teresa @ Aurea's Kitchen

    I follow you via bloglovin

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  • leanne

    I can't believe its been a year since you started blogging !! happy blogiversary ! another absolutely gorgeous pillow Rachel !

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  • leanne

    I love Polka Dot Tea and they are dangerous when they show the bundles on IG !!! I'd love to add that gorgeous mimosa bundle to my stash !

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  • leanne

    I follow you by RSS – thanks for a wonderful giveaway and always sharing your fabulous designs πŸ™‚

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  • Michaelanne

    I LOVE this pillow!!!! It is gorgeous Rachel! thank you for a chance at winning! I think I accidentally left a comment on the wrong post….Go figure!!! haha!!!! If I am lucky enough to win, I promise your lovely pillow will have a good home, and a seat next to the fireplace:)

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  • Michaelanne

    I DID just pop over to Polka Dot tea fabrics…It cost me a bit of money!! hahaha!!! I love the Anna Marie Horner, Lizzy house, and any of those darling Liberty prints!!! I have ALL of the lighthearted lines…and LOVE them!!! Thank you for an extra chance!!!!

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  • Michaelanne

    AND….I get ONE more chance:) Because…of course I FOLLOW your blog! Silly girl:)

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  • Tara Celeste

    What a lovely giveaway! Congratulations in your one year blogging anniversary! My blogging tip would be to not put pressure on yourself to blog a certain amount… when I've done that it becomes a chore.

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  • Tara Celeste

    Such a difficult decision, but I would get some Tiger Lily!

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  • Tara Celeste

    I follow you on feedly and I follow you on Instagram, too πŸ™‚

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  • Tara Celeste

    Oops, that last comment wasn't meant to be a reply!

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  • Jody M

    I really LOVE your pillow. The colors are lovely together and your piecework is perfection! My budget doesn't want me to, but I'm going over to Polka Dot now….

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  • Linda McLeay

    Happy first blogiversary! I love reading your blog and seeing your lovely creations. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous cushion.

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  • Linda McLeay

    I follow you on bloglovin.

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  • Linda McLeay

    Lots of choices at Polka Dot Tea – think I'd choose Liberty Fabric Suzy Elizabeth B Pink. Would be my first piece of Liberty fabric which I hear so much about.

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  • eholst

    I'd love to know the design/how you made it – the HSTs set on point are fabulous! The pattern jumped out at me right away!

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  • L. Jones

    I love your blog,and it would be awesome if I won some polka-dot tea

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  • L. Jones

    I love your blog,and it would be awesome if I won some polka-dot tea

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  • pippirose

    What a beautiful pillow! I love the fabric.

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  • pippirose

    From Polka Dot Tea Fabric's Etsy site, I love the following fabric: Liberty Fabric Suzy Elizabeth C Tana Lawn Print.

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  • pippirose

    I follow you via email.

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  • micknrach

    I follow you via bloglovin'

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  • micknrach

    Gorgeous cushion, I love everything you do!

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  • micknrach

    I need more solids in my life. My pick would be the Michael Miller Rainbow Sampler πŸ™‚

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  • agnes

    I love your use of saturated prints with low volume! What a great pillow cover!

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  • agnes

    I am a follower!

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  • Lauren Blain

    Congrats on one year of blogging! I love finding new blogs with pretty quilting aesthetic.

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  • Lauren Blain

    I love the Maker by AGF Studio fabric as well as anything from Caroline Friedlander. I love her line.

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  • Lauren Blain

    I'm also a new follower via bloglovin πŸ™‚

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  • mangozz

    The pillow is beautiful! chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  • mangozz

    I follow you with Bloglovin! chocolatewiskers@aol.com

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  • dutchcomfort

    I’ve come back to look at your pillow cover again. It’s wonderful what you have achieved by putting the HST blocks on point! Yet another of your wonderful designs!

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