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National Sewing & Quilting Month Celebration at Fat Quarter Shop: Free Quilt Pattern

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 1:00

We're observing National Sewing and Quilting Month this week here on Sew4Home, but our friends at Fat Quarter Shop are celebrating all month long. They've invited a variety of bloggers and websites (including S4H) to offer some inspiration and help spread awareness as part of their "I Love Quilting and Sewing" Blog Tour. They've challenged over 40 different creative leaders to try something new, to stretch their skills with a fresh technique or in a unique category. But more than anything, they want everyone to know what we know: sewing and quilting is the best! To pay it forward for spreading the word, Fat Quarter Shop is offering a free quilt pattern to help you express your love for the craft. 

September is National Sewing Month: Teach Someone to Sew and Enter Our Special Giveaway

Monday, 15 September 2014 1:00

September is a month of fresh starts. Students are back in school, taking on the challenges of the next grade. Everybody at the office is back to work from all those end-of-summer vacations. And it's National Sewing Month; the time of year when all of us who sew are encouraged to teach someone new. If you can sew even at an intermediate level, you possess a unique skill. It means when you see something cool in a store, online or in a catalog, you have the ability to find fabric and make it yourself. There are a lot of people who wish they could do that! In fact, you probably know half a dozen who would be thrilled if you offered to teach them the basics. We're even willing to bribe you with a basket of sewing goodies for one lucky winner. 

Decorative Stitch Sampler

Tuesday, 26 August 2014 1:00

Decorative stitches are tiny pieces of thread art. Sometimes when I look at them, I can't believe a single threaded needle made such an intricate design. But even though I love them, I often forget to use them. We get so caught up in the seams of a project's construction, decorative stitches can get overlooked. We wanted a way to keep some of our favorite stitches top-of-mind, so we did a little decorative stitch sampler then framed it as sewing room artwork. Super fast, super simple, and the prefect colorful reminder.

Fat Quarter Style: New It's Sew Emma Book Review & Giveaway

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 08/30/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. 

Fat Quarters were the first specialty pre-cut on the market, and are still the most common. At 18" high x 22" wide, their format makes them a quilter's best fabric friend. Our friends at It's Sew Emma Patterns are here to prove it once again with a brand new book: Fat Quarter Style – 12 Quilts That Never Go Out of Style. We were excited to get two early copies – one to read, enjoy and keep; and one to give away to a lucky Sew4Home visitor. Read on to find out what makes a Fat Quarter "fat," why it makes cutting so much more flexible, and glimpse some of the great quilt patterns this book has to offer.

Anti-Boredom Great Giveaway

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/23/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Perhaps you were too bored to notice, but July is National Anti-Boredom Month. Of course truly creative people never get bored... right? Either that or we are very creative in our excuses for why we might be momentarily distracted at school, at work, on the weekend, even in the middle of the night when we can’t sleep. In the fight against lethargy, Sew4Home offers you an Anti-Boredom Great Giveaway. We have a wonderful book by Tula Pink plus some very interesting fabric pre-cuts: the perfect pair to turn idleness into inspiration. 

Re-imagine & Renovate: Renaissance Ribbons' Metro Bag (and Giveaway)

Tuesday, 01 July 2014 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/11/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Our trendy Metro Bag debuted last fall, just in time for back-to-school. Originally created with "guy-friendly" color and design, our friends at Renaissance Ribbons changed things up a bit to create a more feminine feel. What's cool is how they stayed within the same fabric and ribbon collection, proving you don't have to go far to create an original spin.

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Janome Monday: Enter The Janome "Summer Sewing Fun" Giveaway

Monday, 23 June 2014 1:00

THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED 07/06/14. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.

Janome's line of colorful compact machines are so cute, you might think they're toys. But they're not. They're real sewing machines, with real machine features, just in a much smaller (and more adorable) size and in vibrant colors. This makes them the perfect gift for someone just learning to sew, a person who does very basic mending and sewing projects, folks with limited space, or someone who just wants a super lightweight machine to take on the road. We have two ways to win a colorful little sewing machine of your very own to kick off your Summer Sewing Fun

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Great Gift Ideas for Father's Day

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 1:00

Father, Daddy, Pop, Pa, the old man... he goes by many names and may have come to you by birth, adoption, marriage or simply friendship. Whatever the circumstances, the underlying sentiment is the same: this is the guy who has always been there for you with unconditional love, a ride across town on a stormy night, and a quick five bucks for a cheeseburger. His special day is coming up on June 15th, and we've collected ten classic projects we know will be right up his alley. Some are super-fast ScrapBuster projects, others a bit more involved – a full range of options to bring a smile to every dear ol' Dad.

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Outdoor Living with Fabric.com Coming Next Week

Friday, 23 May 2014 1:00

We're getting ready to roll into the first long weekend of the Outdoor Living season: Memorial Day! Make sure you carve out some time on Monday for the start of our week of fun-in-the-sun projects with Fabric.com. Today we have a sneak peek at the five great projects you can make to use around the house as well as when you're out and about under blue skies and sunshine. As always, we had a blast selecting from Fabric.com's amazing inventory. We're using everything from rip stop nylon to bright green Mongolian faux fur to tough denim and more. Let's go play outside!

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