Best Black Friday Sales: Making the most of your time online

best black friday salesOur regular readers know we don't usually send around more than one email or so a week.  This week, however, is one of the few exceptions because of the holidays and the now famous Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.  We want to help you get the most out of this exciting time of year.

As a lead up to the sales, yesterday we announced a new Huge Janome Sewing Machine Giveaway with a RRP of $1,499.  If you haven't yet entered, you definitely should.  Since we launched last night, many readers have asked the best way to enter the contest to have the highest opportunity to win this major prize.  Easily the best way to do this is to use the “Share With Friends” entry option.  When you do this, not only do you register an entry for yourself at the time, but you also get a bonus entry if any of your friends enter the contest.  Your chances are supercharged!  All you need to do is share on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest or Twitter from the contest entry form.  Just click the image below to enter.

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Best Black Friday Sales

Your inbox is probably overflowing now with various sales and promotions.  Many of our readers have asked if we could put together a shortlist of some of the best Black Friday Sales out there to make everyone's life a little simpler.  So here goes:


The Craftsy Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are some of the best sales they do all year.  (In years past they have offered some really fantastic packages like unlimited classes for a whole month for only $9.00, but it appears they don't do this any more.)

Still the sales on offer today are significant and Craftsy are claiming to be offering their lowest prices on classes EVER!   So it is definitely worth checking out their site today and over the next few days if you've been waiting to buy that special course.  Please click the images below to enjoy these huge savings.



Our friends at are offering a special 10% discount off a wide selection of fabrics and an even larger 30% off some clearance items. is part of so you can be confident they will deliver what they say, when they say and at a good price.  Their customer service is also among the best in the business.


Creativelive is offering a significant discount of up to 40% off their normal class prices.  If you've not given them a try yet, now might be the time given the attractive pricing.  A couple of things to keep in mind regarding Creativelive classes:

  • Students learn from top creative professionals—classes are curated and taught by the world's leading experts.
  • Classes are available live or on demand, available 24/7.
  • There are over 1,500 classes on Photography, Art & Design, Music & Audio, Money & Life, and Crafts.

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Fons & Porter Quilting

The venerable Fons & Porter is offering a big discount on sale and clearance supplies for Black Friday, followed by a big, 30% storewide discount on Cyber Monday.  If you need quilting supplies, now's the best time of the year to shop!  Just click below to save.

Black Friday Sale at Fons And Porter
Cyber Monday Sale at Fons And Porter

Keepsake Quilting

One of the other big quilting supply shops, Keepsake Quilting, is offering free shipping for Black Friday.  They might save you a bundle depending on where you live.  Please click below to check out the savings.

Black Friday Free Shipping at KeepsakeQuilting

Terrys Fabrics (for our readers in the UK)

Our friends in the UK are going to enjoy some significant savings from Terrys Fabrics.  While not as popular as in the US, the Black Friday sales seem to be increasingly popular overseas.  Terrys' offers include savings up to 60% but I can see some items on their website saying 95% off!  Wow!  Click to banner to check it out.

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Thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a great machine. Looks heavenly

Charlotte Brown
Charlotte Brown

I would love, love, love to win this great machine

Kathy Ricci
Kathy Ricci

Lucy Tote kit would go great with this new machine. I would go great with this new machine?


I have an older Kenmore machine which does very well for me, but moving up in the world of sewing with a Janome would be the ultimate Christmas gift. Thanks for the opportunity to possible win this beautiful machine.

Kathleen Cress
Kathleen Cress

Thanks for sharing all in one place!

Janine Newton
Janine Newton

Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. In Australia, Black Friday is any Friday the 13th. So in the “down under” land, we think our calendar must be different to everyone else. hee hee

Sheila Kester
Sheila Kester

What a wonderful opportunity to win a new machine. Thank you for allowing usto enter.

dawn sunley
dawn sunley

that machine is like comparing it to a ferrari. it is top off the range and the best money can buy, out off my price range .but who nose i could get lucky fingers crossed xxxx


I could use a new sewing machine as I am becoming a first time grandma in the middle of next year and have plenty of projects planned. My standby is a vintage mechanical workhorse, which I love, but am open to trying new things!


Why not? Why shouldn’t it be me? Even though my old Kenmore boat anchor is like an extension of me, I would love to have a machine with more features. BTW, what a great idea to have all the Black Friday promos in one post!!