Dragonfly Fabric’s Sponsored Giveaway!

When it comes to buying fabric, nothing beats going into a fabric store and choosing your fabrics, chatting with the owner & staff and plundering their wealth of knowledge about the fabrics they sell. You can pick up lots of tips and advice from the staff in fabric stores because they’re usually seasoned stitchers! But unless you are fortunate enough to have a fantastic fabric store locally, (few and far between!) then like me, you are likely to source alot of your fabrics online.

This of course has it’s benefits. Not least speed and convenience! But what if you could have both? All the convenience of buying online with the personalised experience of a local fabric shop? Where you can speak directly to the person who actually sources the fabric they sell, knows every product like the back of their hand, and will happily offer up all manner of tips and advice from their extensive experience in sewing and pattern cutting?

One of the things that appeals to me about Dragonfly Fabrics is the fact that it is a small business, run by the perpetually lovely and helpful husband and wife team Dorte & Simon. Simon deals with the photography and business side (he’s even offered me some advice on that front πŸ™‚ and Dorte? Well Dorte is someone I would like to interrogate for a full day, at least!  Her background in the garment industry is extensive and includes working as a seamstress and pattern cutter for the likes of  Vivienne Westwood and Hussein Chalayan among others, and more latterley as a sewing tutor.

The business was formed because of what Dorte perceived as a lack of quality dressmaking fabrics available in the online market; and has now expanded to include haberdashery & patterns too (they’re very supportive of our fab indie pattern companies too. Big thumbs up there ;). When you look at the range of fabrics they sell, you just know that they have been selected because Dorte loves them.  From jersey, to boiled wool, (Trust me on the boiled wool, it’s delicious!) to their extensive range of linens…

In my experience, with Dragonfly Fabrics, not only do you get fabric selected to exacting standards, you get Dorte. You get her advice, tips and answers to any questions you might have. In a nutshell, the kind of personalised experience you’d expect from a small local shop, with all the convenience of shopping online, combined with the knowledge and experience of someone with a fascinating background in the fashion industry….

Mood board from Dragonfly Fabric’s Blog

Well the gorgeous Dorte & Simon are offering you the chance to win some of their beautiful fabric, so you can see for yourself what they have to offer. First prize is a Β£25 voucher and second prize is a Β£15 voucher. And if you end up not winning either of those then fret not! They are offering ALL readers of this blog 10% off any order by entering the code “DRAGONFLY8” at checkout for the next month! Told you they were lovely didn’t I!

To enter the giveaway, simply tell me in the comments section, where you first heard about Dragonfly Fabrics. Magazine advert, fellow sewer, blog etc. And be sure to sign up to their Facebook page or blog to be kept updated on special offers & new arrivals!

Giveaway closes midnight GMT on 1st April. Winners will be contacted via email so be sure to leave some means of contacting you. (Blog, email etc). Discount code expires Midnight GMT on 30th April.

Good Luck!!!

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100 Comments

  1. pattyc March 25, 2014

    Those Amy Butler rayons are beautiful. I heard about Dragonfly from you. I would love to win the giveaway. If (hopefully) I win, I can be contacted at : pat06040@gmail.com

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  2. maci234 March 25, 2014

    from a friend

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  3. Katarina March 25, 2014

    This is actually the first time I’ve noticed them. I glanced at the right side of the bloglayout before but never consciously noticed the add. What a miss, they carry a lot of amazing summer fabrics.
    Making a list mentally…

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  4. Bridget March 25, 2014

    I first heard about Dragonfly through a blog but I can’t remember which one!

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  5. JTKnitter San March 25, 2014

    I heard about them just now! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Lauren Digby March 25, 2014

    Beautiful fabrics! I first heard about them from you πŸ™‚ http://www.ladysewalot.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Ellen March 25, 2014

    I heard about them just now, from you! Looks like I will be exploring their website for a while πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

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  8. EmSewCrazy March 25, 2014

    Dude they sound fabulous! I just heard of them from you and I’m off to check out their wool! I’d love it if I won!!

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  9. Renee March 25, 2014

    I just heard about them reading this post! I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the intro!

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  10. Kestrel March 25, 2014

    I don’t think I’ve heard of them before but it looks like they have some lovely things – I like the Westfalenstoffe fabrics in particular. Thanks for the giveaway! πŸ™‚

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  11. Sox March 25, 2014

    I heard about Dragonfly Fabrics here, but it does seem like I’d heard of them before -tho’ I can’t remember from whom. It looks like they carry some wonderful stuff!

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  12. Rubys Kitchen March 26, 2014

    I’ve been drooling over their fabrics for a while. I found them by googling fabric retailers online. I’ve got my eye on some stretch cord for a pinafore dress and that kitchen garden bundle would make a divine quilt!…. x

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  13. e March 26, 2014

    I just learned about Dragonfly from you, but I’m hooked — what a beautiful selection!

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  14. Annabelle March 26, 2014

    Your lovely post just introduced me! What a rave review, I am going to have to take advantage of that 10%. Thank you!

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  15. donnyb March 26, 2014

    I just heard about them from your blog – but they look like a very interesting source of fabric and inspiration!. Love to win the giveaway for sure! (contact me at donny_born@hotmail.com)

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  16. Hariluna March 26, 2014

    I’ve just heard about Dragonfly from you πŸ™‚ Gorgeous! Heading over to their blog now. Thankyou!

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  17. alice chambers March 26, 2014

    I first heard about these guys from a sewing blog, some of the fabrics look beautiful!

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  18. All Set March 26, 2014

    Wow, nice fabrics. I didn’t know them untill you told me πŸ™‚

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  19. Claire March 26, 2014

    I came across them on another blog (can’t remember which) and I’ve been lusting after their wool selection ever since! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  20. Elisabeth March 26, 2014

    I first heard about Dragonfly fabrics from your blog. I think I’ve seen you mention them before, but haven’t really noticed them until this blogpost.
    Seems like a lovely place to shop!

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  21. wendy March 26, 2014

    Right here! Thanks for the intro and the giveaway and the discount, will check out their blog too.

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  22. wendy March 26, 2014

    Ps – have just checked out their shipping rates to Europe and happy to say they are very reasonable , woohoo!!

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  23. Eleanor March 26, 2014

    I’ve heard them mentioned on other blogs before but this is the first time I checked them out properly. Absolutely lovely!
    Eleanor

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  24. Angie Hoggett March 26, 2014

    I’m just reading about it now, they sound great though

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  25. Giddyauntlola March 26, 2014

    I first heard about Dragonfly Fabrics when I was searching for a dress making sewing course locally. I attended a course ran by Dorte at her lovely workshop and it was fab to be surrounded by all her lovely fabrics.

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Helen March 26, 2014

    Another blog. I think it might have been Handmade Jane?! Not sure though. I have them bookmarked, but have never bought from them. Thanks for the overview!

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  27. Vix Sta March 26, 2014

    Think I first heard of dragonfly fabrics from a magazine advert. I want to start sewing lots of newborn things soon as I’m having my first baby, 12week scan is this Saturday, excited!
    Vix.sta at gmail.com

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  28. Sew little time March 26, 2014

    Lovely fabrics. I first heard about them on flossie teacakes blog and been loathing after the boiled wool ever since!

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  29. Lorna March 26, 2014

    This blog post is the first I’ve heard of them sadly!

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  30. Carmen Bouchard March 26, 2014

    I knew about them through a google search. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. AlmondRock March 26, 2014

    I first heard about dragonfly through twitter recommendations! Having customers who will recommend you is a great sign for a friendly and successful business

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  32. Kirsty March 26, 2014

    Ooh, what a great giveaway! I first heard about dragonfly on a blog- I think Tilly and the Buttons, but I can’t say for sure!

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  33. Amy March 26, 2014

    I first heard about dragonfly fabrics form blogs, and then through recommendations from friends.

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  34. englishgirlathome.com March 26, 2014

    I’m aware of them from blog mentions & banners – including yours!

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  35. HillyT March 26, 2014

    What a lovely giveaway. I’m very new to sewing but I first saw Dragonfly Fabrics when I was looking at Tilly and the Buttons.

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  36. Meriwether March 26, 2014

    I just heard about them from you, and I’m excited to try them out!

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  37. Almost a Hippy March 26, 2014

    I actually learnt about them on your blog!

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  38. daisydonut March 26, 2014

    I became aware of them through blogs

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  39. KajOz March 26, 2014

    I guess it was from Tilly and the Buttons Blog I first heard of them. Pretty Website and lovely fabrics. Really nice!

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  40. Michelle March 26, 2014

    I’ve just discovered the shop for the first time thanks to this post. πŸ˜€ I’m eager to play around with the website. It looks quite comprehensive and interactive.

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  41. Rayray Cartucci March 26, 2014

    A friend of mine who blogs is crazy about DragonFly so I have been interested since she has been putting up pics. Thanks so much!!!

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  42. Siri Thafvelin March 26, 2014

    I first heard of them from you. Now I’m going to lose the rest of the afternoon looking at pretty fabric!

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  43. Abby March 26, 2014

    I heard about Dragonfly Fabrics through a blog, although I don’t remember which one any more. I’ve also seen a lot of ads on the sidebars of blogs I read regularly.

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  44. Laura March 26, 2014

    I heard about them through my mum!

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  45. Ananda Westhuizen March 26, 2014

    I have never heard of Dragonfly but I love the colors! Absolutely beautiful.

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  46. Ruth Procter March 26, 2014

    I first heard about them on a blog – I think it was Flossie Teacakes but not completely sure now! http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  47. Dee Durrant March 26, 2014

    Just heard about them from u! They look like they have many gorgeous fabrics….I get paid on Friday – on 2 days to wait!

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  48. Anonymous March 26, 2014

    What lovely Fabrics I have not heard about them before this post! Going to head over to their website now to swoon over all the lovely fabrics! Suzanne suinnic@hotmail.com

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  49. Rox March 26, 2014

    Same thing here: this is the first time i’ve been hearing about Dragonfly fabrics. Sounds and looks ;lovely!

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  50. Aussiegirl March 26, 2014

    I too first heard of the lovely Dragonfly Fabrics via a blog…though I can’t remember which one. I was visiting UK briefly from Australia last year & after spending ALOT of hours troweling their website (drooool), I contacted them. Simon was so kind, friendly & super helpful! Personalised service – I’m a fan!! Thanks both for such a generous offer. (kathyjlynch@gmail.com)

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  51. Anonymous March 26, 2014

    You have promoted Dragonfly fabrics in a way that made me curious, I found some lovely prints.Thankyou. karenbailey1963@hotmail.co.uk

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  52. darlene macdonald March 27, 2014

    I have noticed them from the site Sew Mama Sew… one of their ads. Nice stuff πŸ™‚

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  53. Anonymous March 27, 2014

    from you and your blog my fine feathered friend πŸ˜‰ Always up for some online fabric frolicking. Jen
    Jenniferdubois@hotmail.com

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  54. rrjane011749 March 27, 2014

    I just heard of them & signed up for their newsletter.

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  55. Sara Mayo March 27, 2014

    I first heard of them here, in this blogpost.

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  56. Twiga White March 27, 2014

    I think I follow the others and say that this is the first time I have heard of Dragon Fly Fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win, fingers crossed!

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  57. tialys March 27, 2014

    Living in rural France, I have to use the internet a lot to buy fabric which isn’t always ideal as I do like to have a feel of fabric to make sure it will suit my project. It is good to know that you can get advice from Dorte and they do have a lovely selection. I might have noticed their banner before on a blog – perhaps yours – but this is the first time I have really registered the shop.

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  58. Bec March 27, 2014

    I heard about them from Tilly and the Buttons blog. I like the way they tell you if it’s drapy or good for dressmaking. I only ever buy fabric online where they’ve taken the trouble to describe it or say what it’s suitable for. Just putting 100% cotton, for example, is useless! How would you know if it’s perfect for a summer blouse or reupholstering your sofa?! (Slight exaggeration!)
    Croft Mill have brilliant descriptions of their fabric so you always know what you’re getting, it’s just a shame they charge so much for postage.

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  59. Elena March 27, 2014

    I also only just heard about them! What a great selection of fabric, though – I’ll definitely be using them in future!

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  60. maryall March 27, 2014

    I first heard of Dragonfly fabrics when reading Tilly and the buttons’ blog πŸ™‚ And I also buy a lot of fabric online, I don’t have many options here

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  61. Mary Carol De Zutter March 27, 2014

    I buy a lot of fabric online, it’s hard to get out to the shops with 2 small children in tow! I heard about Dragonfly from your blog and love the selection!

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  62. DeborahGun March 27, 2014

    I heard about DragonFly Fabrics on veryberryfabrics blog. They do have a lovely selection πŸ™‚

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  63. alysia March 27, 2014

    This contest was in an email to me from “Miss P” website! This fabric would be fabulous for my altered art jewelry designs!

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  64. CandaceClay March 27, 2014

    I think the first I head of Dragonfly Fabrics was here and now, thank you for the introduction πŸ™‚

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  65. Grace Cunningham March 27, 2014

    I first heard about them from a blog, but I am not sure which one.

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  66. Jess March 27, 2014

    This post is the first that I’ve heard of them. πŸ™‚

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  67. Kathryn March 28, 2014

    I’ve heard of them before on sewing blogs but this is the first time I’ve looked at their website – I love their selection! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. Maria March 28, 2014

    Right here! I’m a big supporter of small businesses and I’m loving these fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  69. Janey Millar March 28, 2014

    LOVE Dragonfly Fabrics! I am lucky enough to go in person and get fabric and sewing advice from Dorte! Fantastic choice of fabrics that you don’t see elsewhere!

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  70. Kim March 28, 2014

    Thanks for the giveaway! I think I first heard of them on Tilly’s blog, but can’t really remember.. The fabrics are gorgeous!

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  71. facutinsufragerie March 28, 2014

    I read about them on many sewing blog, don’t remember which was the first one though …
    Their fabrics are great πŸ™‚

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  72. Sew Drastic March 28, 2014

    On your blog πŸ™‚

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  73. Isis1981uk March 28, 2014

    Heard about them on your blog for the first time.

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  74. Lynne March 29, 2014

    I hadn’t heard of Dragonfly Fabrics until I read it here just now! Thank you for the chance of winning!

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  75. sewcharleston March 29, 2014

    Great shop! Thanks for sharing! This is the first time I’ve heard of them!

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  76. GuruOnAMountain March 29, 2014

    I’ve just heard about it from you. Going to bookmark them!

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  77. sewingblueberries March 29, 2014

    From you, today πŸ™‚

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  78. Anonymous March 29, 2014

    Was so happy to find such a nice selection of cotton jersey fabrics when I found this shop through a google search for cotton jersey fabric! I made a lovely dress, my first attempt with knit fabrics! Deborah_steventon@outlook.com

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  79. Craft Sanctuary March 30, 2014

    I just heard about them from you πŸ™‚

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  80. Melissasews March 30, 2014

    This shows up in web pages to the right (not sure what those images are called) and I am pleased to have clicked on it!

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  81. essexkit March 30, 2014

    Heard about you from Google….need some pretty fabrics for home crafting :

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  82. Jessica in your ear March 30, 2014

    I’m very new to sewing so this post is the first time I’d heard of Dragonfly Fabrics! xx

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  83. Jessica in your ear March 30, 2014

    And I forgot to leave my email – it’s jessicainyourear@gmail.com xx

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  84. Jessica R March 31, 2014

    I think I came across them while Googling for fabric shops selling interesting prints, but have been waiting ’til I’m a bit more skilled before treating myself to some lovely Amy Butler viscose! jmrbs31[at]gmail[dot]com

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  85. zeenie March 31, 2014

    i found out through a friend

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  86. Eliza Brown March 31, 2014

    I can’t believe I’m just hearing about Dragonfly Fabrics now, on this blog!! It sounds just what I need! I’m definitely going to check out their Facebook page πŸ™‚

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  87. id March 31, 2014

    I heard about them here! Where have I been…
    Some lovely fabrics.

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  88. Severe Rambler March 31, 2014

    I have heard about them through a few crafting groups on Facebook but have not seen any of their fabrics. So I will be adding them. Thanks. If I am lucky enough my email is theonlybonster@ymail.com

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  89. Eryn April 1, 2014

    Hah! I’m pretty sure it was right here!

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  90. Kirsty Mackay April 1, 2014

    I first heard of them when carrying out a google search for unique and colourful fabrics for children’s bedrooms.

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  91. Anne Woodthorpe April 1, 2014

    from a friend x

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  92. Anonymous April 1, 2014

    I first heard about Dragonfly Fabrics through Loquax.

    @polly58

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  93. Chantelle Kemp April 1, 2014

    I discovered you because of a good friend of mine when i was looking for funky fabrics to liven up my house πŸ™‚ chantellekempcomps@gmail.com

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  94. Chris Baker April 1, 2014

    I found your wonderful fabrics through a friend, and the name is beautiful just like your fabrics

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  95. Sojii April 1, 2014

    I found out about them on a blog- it could well have been yours I can’t remember. Great piece about a really great company. I would LOVE love to win this. Email: sarah [dot] ogorman [at] gmail [dot] com…. Fingers crossed!!! xx

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  96. Fiona Ramsay April 1, 2014

    Never heard of till now – gorgeous fabrics – love the colours.

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  97. Gail Bennett April 1, 2014

    I first heard of Dragonfly Fabrics from a sewing friend, she recommended I look at their website when I was planning a project πŸ™‚

    gailbennett@talk21.com / @gail_bennett on twitter

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  98. shirlz51 April 1, 2014

    fellow sewer

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  99. Erica Price April 1, 2014

    First heard about them through your blog. @ericahughes

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  100. jodie harvey April 1, 2014

    lovely giveaway, hadnt heard about Dragonfly Fabrics until i came across this blog, and im so happy taht i did they are lovely!
    tw – @jodieh1131

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