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Janome MyStyle 100: Machine Review & Great Giveaway

Thursday, 25 June 2015 1:00

Is someone you know ready to start creating her/his own sewing style (maybe even you)? If so, the Janome MyStyle 100 is a wonderful first machine. When you're just beginning, a quality machine that can perform basic functions with ease and precision is the most important tool to have. If your machine is frustration-free, the sewing experience will be more fun and your results will be more successful. Read on to find out all this model has to offer. Then, thanks to our friends at Janome America, you can enter to win your very own MyStyle 100

Ideas We Love: PatternJam - An Innovative Way to Try Out Fabrics in Quilt Projects & More

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 1:00

We are thrilled to bring you news of a very clever way to "audition" fabric for a quilt or other pattern before making a final decision to buy and cut. It's online, it's very easy and intuitive, and the process of designing is free. Emily Taylor is with us today for a guest editorial to give you an overview of the how works. "How great would it be to see fabric in a quilt pattern before investing time and money into the project?" Emily asked herself. "I knew there had to be a better way to visualize what a sewing project is going to look like before it's made."  We were so impressed with Emily's idea and the tools she developed to make creating more flexible and more fun. 

Congratulations to FIVE New Great Giveaway Winners

Friday, 19 June 2015 1:00

One of our favorite things to do here at Sew4Home is to write those "You Are A Winner!" emails. It means a lot to us that you take time out of your busy days to add a comment, become part of our social media and newsletter communities, and pass along news of our site to your friends and family. We're happy to be able to give back with our Great Giveaways. Today we have the winners of our five most recent entry opportunities. 

Memorial Day Red, White & Blue Great Giveaway

Monday, 25 May 2015 1:00

On this Memorial Day, our thanks go out to all those who've given the greatest sacrifice. We've put together our own small, patriotic tribute for Memorial Day 2015. We have a beautiful bundle of red, white and blue fabric for one lucky Sew4Home visitor. To enter to win, simply leave us a short comment below and tell us who you're remembering today and every day. 

Yummy May Day Great Giveaway

Friday, 01 May 2015 1:00


When I was young, we celebrated the first day of May by leaving little bundles of flowers on the doorsteps of our neighbors. As children, these slightly wilted bouquets were usually made up of dandelions and daisies ("Those are weeds?!"), maybe augmented with a few blooms snatched from the recipient's own flower beds. The best part? You got to ring the doorbell, then run away to hide behind the bushes and watch the reactions. A harmless prank, but I don't think you could get away with it nowadays. So instead, we have a sweet treat we're leaving on your virtual doorstep: one very pretty Jelly Roll. Why? Just because we love you!

Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt: New It's Sew Emma Book Review & Giveaway

Friday, 24 April 2015 1:00


Some of you may recognize Lori Holt from her popular blog, Bee in my Bonnet. She can now add "author" to her list of accomplishments with the publication of her debut quilting book, Farm Girl Vintage. This is the newest title from It's Sew Emma, the sister site of Fat Quarter Shop, which brings you not only great books like this, but also wonderful quilting patterns. We're excited to have one of the first reviews of Farm Girl Vintage as well as a chance for one lucky Sew4Home visitor to win a brand, spankin' new copy of the book. You'll also want to be watching for the inspiring Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along, (#farmgirlfridays) starting this coming Friday, May 1st with a kick-off post by Lori herself among others. The Sew Along will be featured each Friday on the Jolly Jabber Blog, which can be accessed from both the Fat Quarter Shop site as well as It's Sew Emma

Sew4Home Survey: Tell Us What You'd Like To See

Friday, 03 April 2015 1:00


The more we know about our audience, the better we can tailor our editorial; making sure our projects, product reviews, technique tutorials, and more are on target with your interests. It's time to check in again with all of you to find out how we're doing and what you'd like to see. We have just a few multiple-choice questions, which should only take you about five minutes to complete. (We promise there are no story problems about two trains leaving a station!) If you include your email at the completion of the survey, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a mystery grab bag of cool fabric cuts direct from the S4H Stash. All for sharing a little of yourself with your friends here at Sew4Home.

Great Gifts: Baby & Toddler Week

Friday, 06 February 2015 1:00

From me to you! The best gifts are the ones with an extra helping of handmade love. This top-five list was the hardest to put together because there are so many great ways to show how much you care for the little ones in your life. Use our choices from today, as well as the rest of the week, to create the ultimate "shower power" gift packages. They're as much fun to make as they are to give!