Yep, we did it... thanks to YOU and your friends. We hit the 40,000 mark with our Facebook likes on November 11th. As promised, we're holding another Great Giveaway to celebrate. Today we have THREE Holiday Mystery Gift Boxes chockfull of fabric and notions. To enter to win, you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or follow our boards on Pinterest. If you've already done one, two or three of these things, you are good to go.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 11/18/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
If you are a regular Sew4Home follower, you know one of our favorite magazines is Where Women Create. In fact, Sew4Home was even profiled in one of their issues last Fall. So we were very excited to hear Where Women Create founder, Jo Packham had a brand new book: Quilters: Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories. In this 176-page book, you will meet and go behind the scenes with more than 20 of the top quilters in the industry, such as Tula Pink, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Kaari Meng, and Hoodie Cresent. Plus you get access to more than 80 online quilt patterns. Join us for a short tour and find out how you can enter to win a copy of your very own.
They've been stacking up like bolts of beautiful fabric! We have fourteen happy winners from seven Great Giveaways. Thanks to the generosity of our amazing sponsors here at Sew4Home, we're able to do regular giveaways of fabric, notions, books and more. We know you're always interested to hear who won (and to dream about when you will be the lucky duck).
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 11/15/13. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
It's your lucky day, Sew4Home ghosts and goblins! We've put together a mystery treat bag full of fabric – from cozy fleece cuts to a layer cake of pretty sewing themed cottons. And... who knows what else might lurk inside!! Why all these treats and no tricks? We're celebrating an amazing run of new members in our Social Media communities. It's our way of saying thanks for spreading the word about Sew4Home to your friends and families.
We're still lucky enough to be playing with the brand new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000, which has been a welcome guest in our studios over the past few weeks. It has to go home to Janome America soon, but before we box it up, we spent some time on the new MC15000 website, browsing their cool Project Book. It has a number of fun ideas, but we were especially captivated by the pillow techniques and tutorials. Looking at the samples a machine has created is a great way to determine if it's the right model for you. Our favorite was the Split the Difference pillow with its dramatic embroidered center medallion. When I see stitch precision like this, it makes me want to embroider everything that isn't nailed down.
We've been having a great time reviewing comments from our recent Weekend Wonders Returns Great Giveaway with Fabric.com. For this Giveaway, we asked you to tell us which types of projects and kinds of fabrics you'd like to see us experiment with next. (By the way, there's still a week to enter this giveaway for a shopping spree gift certificate!). In scanning through the comments and compiling your wish lists, we noticed that a number of items you're looking for, we already have.... sometimes exactly what you're looking for; other times, very similar. So today we wanted to summarize a few of the classic projects available right now that you may have missed the first time around.
Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop (FQS) have done it again; they've blended fast, easy and cute-as-can-be! This time the result is a brand new series of quilts designed to make great use of pre-cut bundles. The projects are quick to create, but look like you slaved for weeks to produce the intricate patchwork. Thanks, Kimberly and Crew, for making us all look so good using so little time. The first quilt in the Shortcut Quilts series is called Jelly Roll Jam, which features... you guessed it, the 2½" x 44" strips of a standard Jelly Roll.
There's one terror we hear about over and over at Sew4Home: the zipper. This handy little closure has the power to strike fear into even seasoned sewers. But its reputation as the bad boy of sewing is undeserved. If you take the time to learn the proper steps and a few tips and tricks, you'll be zippin' up projects left and right in no time. We have comprehensive standard and invisible zipper tutorials. And, today, we also have information about the latest addition to the Coats zipper selection - beautiful, bright new colors of their Brass Jeans Zippers.
It's Fashion Week, and Witches Wear Daily has filled us in on the latest witchy trends devised to cast a spell on you and all who dare to cross your path. What's in for this season's All Hallow's Eve? Distressed and hand-patched capes with hidden inner sparkle to bewitch and beguile, dead black roses are everywhere and not just on hats this year. The little black spider never goes out of style, but this year's spiders are dressed to kill in black beads and glitter. And, which witch would be caught toes up without a lattice bodice apron to wear whilst stirring a bubbling cauldron or offering a shiny red apple? We swooned over the bootiful bag with reflective ribbon that gleams in the moonlight as you travel broomside in style. Sew4Home has just what you need to scare up your own bewitching wardrobe and accessories. Read on at your own risk...