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03 June 2013


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L. Gerald

I still consider myself a beginner. I purchased the book a few weeks ago, because I would like to participate in a sew along, my first. I like the idea of a hot pad, Let me get busy I don't want to disappoint myself. Thanks for the chance to win.


I love the hot pad variation! I need to try that one.


Love the bell pepper as a hot pad! Very cute!


LOVE the hot pads, Penny! And the giveaway is awesome. Thanks for the chance to win. XO!


You always choose the most perfect fabrics! Thanks so much!


Love, love, love the way you made this into a hot pad, Penny! Thanks for sharing your lovely take on this fun project!


So cute! I'd love to win!

Anne Marie

Love your hotpads - this book sounds fantastic.


too cute!!


I'm BRAND new to zakka (had to google it), and a little hooked now. Never done a sew along before, but am looking forward to trying it!


i love your orange pepper! great fabrics!


Fun! I NEED a copy of this book!!! And some hot chili pepper fabric.....

Holly H

Love the hot pads!

Red Red Completely Red

I love it as a hotpad! Especially in the blues! So clever.


Oh my.... would love to win . I have not yet tried Aurifil thread. Your hot pads are adorable.



How clever to make a hot pad. Thanks for sharing.


Very cute hotpads! Thanks for the opportunity to win Ayumi's fun book :)

Susan MacDonald

Sew cool!!! I will be making some pepper coasters soon!!!


I love your hotpad- great interpretation!
Thanks for the giveaway!!


I'm sold. I'm going to need that book asap. It won't be sitting in my cart for much longer.


ohmy...i love the hotpads...and i am definitely going to make an entire gaggle of coasters...but first...I NEED THAT GLORIOUS BOOK...SIGH

jeanne e.

i think i might have to jump in to this sew-along! i love the pepper hot pads! (hot peppers!). thanks for the chance to win!


I love the colors you chose. I agree it always takes me longer to choose the fabric too. Love your blog and Pink Penguin too.
Pick Me Pick Me - Cynthia


What cute hotpads, I love them!!!

Debbie M

Cute project! Love the fabric you used

Melissa Williams

I like the idea of turning it into a hotpad as usually i just use my oven mits to carry things but i always need more places to set hot things. Thanks for the giveaway!

Carol W

You made some fun peppers!


I love the hot pad sized version. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

Gina Snyder

Love what you did! I'm waiting on my ooh, hopefully it will be here tomorrow. I think I wll go with hotpads too.



Very cute! I will have to put that on my to do list for sure.


Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and inspiration! I can't wait to make all the projects in this book!

Kellie Winegar

I love these hot pads they are so cute and unique!! They are just what I needed to get my enthusiasm for sewing back!! Thanks tons!!!!

Carol in E TN

Love the hot pad idea! And that Aurafil thread is yummy. Thanks for the giveaway.


What a great idea to enlarge and make a pepper hot pad! The best kind of pepper, because it won't give me gastric talk-back! Thank you for your fun post -


Love both the coaster and hot pad version. These are so fun, and a great gift idea!
; )

Debra Visser

Thanks for the hot pad idea. I would have never thought to enlarge coasters like that. These are so cute. I love your fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway, I would love a copy of Ayumi's book. Deb V


Think you can never have enough of the pot holders. Great idea. Thanks - From northern Iowa.

jane schmidgall

Wasn't pumped about more coasters, but love the hotpad idea!! Thanks!


I love the design, and your color choice! This sew along is going to be fun!

Yu Jin

Nice! I would like to get a copy of this book! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


Thank you for the hotpad idea-I make alot for gifts. Have a collection
of strawberry fabrics,this will be the next project.

Ruth K

I use coasters all the time. These will look great in my collection

krista - Poppyprint

Awesome idea for hotpads - I love them Penny! (don't count me for the giveaway :))


What a pretty and pretty easy pattern. I've been following Ayumi for some time now and really admire the paper-piecing she does. Thank you for the giveaway!


So creative! Coasters into hotpads - opens up a whole lot of crafting ideas!


Love the potholder idea!


I would love a chance to win a copy of the book.....and have wanted to try the aurafil threads. thank you!


So simple and cute! What are those metal thingamabobs in the last picture?


So cute. I need to give them a try.


Love your hotpads! Thanks for a great giveaway.

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