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.
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 05/15/15. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
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!
THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE CLOSED ON 05/08/15. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
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.
THE GREAT GIVEAWAY PORTION OF THIS ARTICLE CLOSED ON 05/13/15. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED.
Charm Box is the newest member of the Shortcut Quilts family at Fat Quarter Shop (FQS). This semi-regular quilt program is designed to make great use of pre-cut bundles; it features projects that are fast, simple, and cute-as-can-be! Charm Packs are one of the most economical of the pre-cut options. Each one traditionally contains forty-two 5" x 5" squares and most retail for under $10. Our thanks to all our friends at Fat Quarter Shop for allowing us to feature this "charming" new quilt and to offer a pair of Charm Packs to one lucky Sew4Home visitor.
A high-five to our five latest winners of fabric, books and more. Bringing you the best in project inspiration and product information is our main focus, but we love to be able to do frequent giveaways to spread a bit of creative cheer among our loyal visitors. Congratulations to all the winners!! Find out who won what, and why they are happy to be Sew4Home followers.
THIS SURVEY-GIVEAWAY CLOSED 04/30/15. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO GAVE US THEIR INPUT!
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.
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!
For babies and toddlers, is there anything better than fun and games? From peek-a-boo to picture books to paints, the world's their playground and your job is to help the good times roll. We picked five of our favorite playtime projects; each one is a great reason to break out the super-cute and colorful fabrics that bring on the smiles: orange monkeys, sure; rainbow gumdrops, of course!
No one's life is truly complete until he/she has been nailed with mashed carrots traveling at approximately 90mph, or found him/herself with an undeniable craving for cup of dry Cheerios®. Mealtime with babies and toddlers is as much about what comes out as what goes in. We have five functional projects to help keep your child, as well as all the surrounding territory, clean and cute.