Somehow, obviously when we weren't looking, 2013 disappeared! It's a good thing we have all our weekday article posts to prove we really passed through those many months. Otherwise, I'd be tempted to argue Valentine's Day was about three weeks ago. Every year at this time, we like to take a look back to see which projects made it to the top of the heap. It was very hard to narrow things down to the Top 13 from 2013. For the first time, this year's favorites come from a combination of general website statistics plus feedback from Social Media, such as Facebook "Likes" and Pinterest "Pins." We broke up the winners into five categories to spread the love.
With glittering paper and a giant bow, we wrap up our Deck The Halls with Fabric.com series today. In the tradition of The Twelve Days of Christmas, we thought about awarding Four Calling Birds to our lucky winners, but found out 1) we didn't know exactly where to find "Calling Birds" and 2) we probably couldn't ship them across state lines. So instead, Fabric.com suggested Four $50 Gift Certificates. Although harder to sing, this is a much better prize! FOUR lucky Sew4Home visitors will each get a $50 Shopping Spree gift certificate to spend at Fabric.com. To enter to win one these four certificates, take a look back through the Deck The Hall projects, as well as any of the other projects from throughout the year. Then browse through the fabric categories on Fabric.com. Come back to SewHome and leave us a short comment below, describing what new fabric or technique is on your Sewing Resolution List for 2014.
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'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.
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...