$500 Fabric.com Giveaway Winner Announced!

winner announced

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $500 Fabric.com Shopping Spree Giveaway today. If you recall, unlike the previous giveaways sponsored by Fabic.com, this one was open to readers pretty much worldwide or at least to every country where Fabric.com ships –which is a pretty extensive list. See the list of International Shipping destinations directly on Fabric.com. The geographic diversity of the entrants was truly impressive.  When I was going through the data, I discovered that about half the entrants were from outside the US, which roughly correlates to our readership base. We had entrants from places I honestly didn’t know were considered countries (at least by our giveaway software) like the Åland Islands and covering almost every country through to Zimbabwe.  Unfortunately, the readers from Zimbabwe would not have been able to win due to Fabric.com’s shipping requirements, but … Continue reading

FINAL DAY – $500 Fabric.com Giveaway Ends Tomorrow: DON’T MISS OUT!

Just a quick reminder to everyone that the $500 Fabric.com Giveaway ends tomorrow at midnight, US East Coast time today, April 12.. There’s still time to get another couple entries in before the competition closes. Good luck to everyone! PS:  I’ve updated the fabric for the comment entry one final time.  I hope you like it.  Interested to hear your ideas of what you could make with it.

As promised to our subscribers, FREE pattern for today only (RRP $6.95)

As a special thank you to our loyal readers and subscribers, we’re giving away one of our most popular dress patterns, the In A Twist Dress, usually sold for $6.95.  Yup, that’s right, the pattern will be FREE, but for this Saturday (April 8) only. This pattern has proven very popular as it comes with full PDF instructions which are detailed and well illustrated.  The design has been thoroughly tested with plenty of user examples for you to look at.  The pattern has numerous 5* reviews in both our Etsy and Craftsy stores.  And there’s also a video intro to the pattern which you can see below. You can read more about the pattern by clicking the image or link above or go straight to the download box at the bottom of this page to get it FREE for today … Continue reading

New $500 Giveaway from Fabric.com: Open Worldwide! (well almost..)

new worldwide giveaway

Well, you asked for it and we’ve worked with our friends at Fabric.com to deliver! This new $500 shopping spree giveaway sponsored by Fabric.com is open to entrants in every country where Fabric.com ships –which is a pretty long list and covers all our top markets and then some.  (However, we certainly realize there are still some readers in a few countries who will not be able to participate and for that, we apologize in advance.) If case you didn’t know… For those who don’t know, Fabric.com is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, Fabric.com focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions.  At any time their warehouse holds millions of yards of fabric.  Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, … Continue reading

Winner Announced for the $500 Shopping Spree!

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $500 Fabric.com Shopping Spree Giveaway today. As always, we truly wish we could have more that one winner so we could spread the joy a bit more.  Next time we promise to include our many international readers.  I know it was frustrating to follow the competition but not be able to participate. We loved reading the many (3,000+) comments that the contest participants left on the blog.  Some of the comments were very practical, some were funny, and some even inspiring.  Many people had great ideas of what they could make with the beautiful prints we showcased. A reader kindly suggested that we change the print to make it more interesting for those returning more than once, so late in the contest, we highlighted this fantastic Michael Miller print:   From one reader: I have … Continue reading

New $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway from Fabric.com- Bigger and Better in 2017!

Our friends at Amazon.com subsidiary, Fabric.com, have stepped up again to kick off 2017 with an even bigger and better giveaway.  They were so impressed by the support our readers gave for their $250 Shopping Spree Giveaway that ran late last year, that they have DOUBLED the giveaway prize and are now offering a $500 shopping spree to the lucky winner! A little about our sponsor For those who don’t know, Fabric.com is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, Fabric.com focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions.  At any time their warehouse holds millions of yards of fabric.  Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, velvet to shirtings, or anywhere in between, you’re sure to find what you need.  Remember, because … Continue reading

And the WINNER is… of the Janome sewing machine giveaway.

and the winner is

We are delighted to announce the winner of the Huge Janome Sewing Machine Giveaway.  As happy as I am for the winner, I’m sad we couldn’t give away many more machines.  Some of the many comments that the contest participants left on the site were truly inspiring.  The number of participants was also amazing and we thank everyone for their involvement. The winner of the contest is Maureen A. from San Diego, California.  Maureen entered the contest with a total of 12 entries.  Her winning entry was number 10 of 12 and resulted from her joining the the mailing list of our sister site over at Sewing4Free.com.  This option was only available later in the contest which just goes to show the value of sticking with those entries. Maureen also had an extra entry for sharing the contest with her friend … Continue reading

Huge Janome Sewing Machine Giveaway –$1,499 Value!

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We’re so delighted to announce to you our latest “Huge Holiday Giveaway” just in time for Christmas.  Our sponsors have really come to the party with a tremendous prize this year. Our friends at Janome have offered one of their higher end computerized, professional, heavy duty sewing and quilting machines, the Janome MC-6300P with a MSRP of $1,499! This beauty is available at Amazon for a mere $1,169 if you just can’t wait.. but this is a great place to go to check out all the reviews and advice on this machine if you’re going to hold out for the giveaway.  Click the image below to check it out. CLICK THE IMAGE AND READ THE REVIEWS This giveaway will be a bit shorter than usual and only about three weeks ending on December 18th so that there will be time for it to arrive before Christmas … Continue reading

Free Paid Pattern This Weekend Only: We’ve given you all our tricks, so here is a treat!

In the spirit of Halloween, we wanted to do something on the “Trick or Treat” theme this weekend.  However, we realised that we had already given you all our tricks.  Earlier in the week, we published a comprehensive roundup of over 120 of our best Sewing Tips and Tricks from the last several years, all in one place. Our Sewing Tips and Tricks are full of short cuts, useful information and advice on how to make your project look professional.  These tips are categorized in logical grouping including: Fabric Tips Quilting Tips Saving Tip and Making Money Sewing Machines and Accessories Sewing Patterns and Techniques Sewing Tools We encourage you to bookmark and share this resource as we will be adding to it regularly with articles like Which Sewing Machine Needle Do You Need that we also published earlier this week. … Continue reading

New Giveaway – $250 Shopping Spree from Fabric.com

fabric.com giveaway

We have a great new giveaway leading up to the holidays sponsored by our friends at Fabric.com.  The prize is a $250 Shopping Spree to spend any way you want.  Imagine all the cool fabrics and supplies you could stock up for your Christmas projects. Fabric.com is the world’s leading online fabric store.  Founded in 1993, Fabric.com focuses on bringing you a wide range of cotton print, home décor and apparel fabrics along with crafts and notions. At any time their warehouse holds millions of yards of fabric.  Whether your needs run from denim to silk, linen to faux fur, velvet to shirtings, or anywhere in between, you’re sure to find what you need. I actually didn’t know this, but Fabric.com is part of Amazon.com so you can benefit from the high level of service (before and after sale), competitive pricing, … Continue reading

Winner of $100 Giveaway from Ellie and Mac Announced

And the winner of the $100 Ellie and Mac Giveaway is…: We’re delighted to announce the winner of the $100 Ellie and Mac Giveaway as Isabelle T. from Quebec, Canada.  Isabelle entered the contest by visiting the Ellie and Mac Facebook page.  We’ll pass Isabelle’s details on to Lindsey at Ellie and Mac who will shortly be in touch with the gift certificate. This is first time I can recall a winner of one of our giveaways from Canada.  We’re delighted that someone from up north has won as Canada represents our third largest readership base after the US and the UK.  We have almost 40,000 readers per month in Canada so we’re delighted to see a giveaway winner among them. $100 Giveaway from Ellie and Mac We had a terrific turnout for this giveaway with over 1,000 entries.  If … Continue reading