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Debut Day for Sew4Home Bags and Totes: Win an Autographed Copy

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 1:00

It has arrived! Boxes have been shipped from publisher, Fons & Porter. Book signings are set at the International Quilt Market later this month in Houston, Texas. And our hands are covered in Sharpie® ink from signing dozens of copies. We’re pleased and proud that our first book is making its way out into the world, and we're also a little anxious – hoping everyone will enjoy this debut effort. Because our loyal Sew4Home visitors have been some of our biggest supporters, we have TEN autographed copies to give away to you! 

Collectible Tins from Fat Quarter Shop: Five Chances to Win!

Friday, 07 October 2016 1:00


Irresistible. That is the word to describe these little tins. I think we all have a pretty-little-box gene that kicks in whenever we see cuteness like this. This gene overrides necessity, and we are driven to find something… anything to fit into the pretty-little-box in order to call it our own. Our friends at Fat Quarter Shop have an incredible selection of collectible tins, each one more irresistible than the next. Best yet – they’re super affordable; most are just a few dollars each! Get ready to fulfill your pretty-little-box cravings. Five lucky Sew4Home visitors are each going to win a set of three tins! 

Home Décor Book Debut for Erin Schlosser: Win A Copy!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 1:00


Our friend, Erin Schlosser is a true “renaissance woman” when it comes to working in the world of sewing and craft. From the computerized domain of embroidery design digitizing to the hands-on artistry of needle arts – not to mention the most adorable pom poms ever – Erin is a true creative, top to bottom. She also happens to be one of the amazing members of our Sewing Escape Retreats educational team. In fact, it was during one of our first planning sessions for the Retreats that we learned Erin had a book coming out this Fall. Of course, we were at the front of the line to scoop up a copy and let all of you know about it. If you glance quickly at the title: Sew Home, you might wonder, “Hey… where’s the 4?!” Yep, the title of Erin’s book is rather close to our own name, and we both laugh about it. She lays that decision at the feet of her publisher. “I had been talking about it all along as being a sewing for the home book,” says Erin. “I guess they took me at my word!” Join us for a peek inside and enter to win your very own copy. 

The Jolly Bar Book from Fat Quarter Shop: Win a Book and a Bundle!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 1:00


First came the fabric; now comes the book! The newest It’s Sew Emma publication from Fat Quarter Shop is: The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1. It contains twenty patterns created especially for Fat Quarter Shop’s exclusive Jolly Bar pre-cut, a 5” x 10” rectangle that’s a perfect building block for all kinds of designs. Read on for a sneak peek, then enter to win your own copy along with your choice of one Jolly Bar bundle from the full FQS selection. 

Sew4Home’s Bags and Totes Book is Coming October 10th

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 1:00

Our debut date is right around the corner, and publisher Fons & Porter has given us the thumbs-up to provide some sneak peeks into our upcoming book over the next few weeks. We thought an excellent way to do this would be to give you hints about What You’ll Make as well as What You’ll Learn. There are ten cool carryalls, and of course, we have tips and techniques to help each one get a sleek, professional finish. 

Pattern Drafting & Grading: Guest Tutorial from Sis Boom

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 1:00

One of our goals for 2016 is a commitment to partner with some of our pals in the sewing community to bring you guest features on garment sewing, since that is not an area we currently focus on at Sew4Home (you never know what the future will bring). Garments generally require complex, multi-piece patterns in a variety of sizes, which sounds intimidating – right? Carla Crim, from Scientific Seamstress and Jennifer Paganelli’s Sis Boom eBooks and ePatterns, is here to help demystify the process of creating the patterns that come together to make something beautiful to wear. We found the techniques fascinating, and it certainly inspired us to give it a try. But, just in case you can’t see yourself making your own patterns, Sis Boom has offered Sew4Home visitors a 25% discount on all the beautiful ePatterns currently available in their online shop! Read on to learn more about drafting and grading and to find your coupon code. 


You Deserve Some Fun: Plan Now for Fall & Winter Sewing Escape Retreats

Thursday, 11 August 2016 1:25

Because you deserve to learn some great new techniques. Because you deserve to make a fabulous new project… or two or three. Because you (and all your sewing friends) deserve a great getaway. We could go on and on, but you get the idea. Retreat events are gearing up across the country. Register now to join us at one near you. Because you deserve it! 

Sew Sampler Quilting Box Program from Fat Quarter Shop

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 1:00

In this world of digital everything – including those crazy Pokemon critters everyone is hunting like zombies at a full moon – isn’t it delightful when an actual package arrives in your real mailbox?! As lovers of sewing and craft, we’re all about creating authentic items with our own two hands. Virtual will never trump tactile in this world. Which is why we love Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler Quilting Box program. We gave you a sneak peek of these mystery boxes when they debuted this past April. Since then, four amazing boxes have landed in members’ mailboxes, each one as terrific as the the last. 

Celebrating Vintage Sewing with Amy Barickman: Enter to Win a Book & Subscription

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 1:00


Amy Barickman is the founder of Indygo Junction and a creative leader in the sewing and needle arts industry. Better still, she’s a friend of Sew4Home! We’ve always been impressed with Amy’s passion for all things vintage. In 2010, she released the book, Vintage Notions, inspired by Mary Brooks Picken and the work Picken did through The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Women’s Institute, and Amy felt it was the perfect time to revisit and build upon this wonderful material. Find out more about the history of your favorite pastime, and enter to win a copy of Amy’s book as well as a subscription to her new accompanying magazine!