As salt is to cooking, so thread is to sewing: a staple we rely on but may not think too much about. And yet, the thread is what holds everything together! If the quality is low or the color is off, you'll notice it as quickly as a too-salty soup. One thread that's been making heads turn these days is Aurifil. We interviewed our friends at Fat Quarter Shop, where they've recently introduced their own selection of exclusive Aurifil thread sets, to find out what they love about this thread as well as how they put together their exclusive FQS Master Collection of thread and floss. Plus, we have FOUR amazing sample sets of Fat Quarter Shop's Aurifil collections for FOUR lucky Sew4Home visitors.
It's been very festive around Sew4Home over the last few weeks as we prepared two beautiful projects to celebrate Christmas in July with Fabric Depot. If you missed either, make sure to check out our Downton Abbey Christmas Table Runner and the Northwoods Batiks Crazy Patch Tree Skirt. Have you ever wondered why we have Christmas in July? We have the scoop. And, thanks to our wonderful friends at Fabric Depot, we also have a Christmas in July present for one lucky Sew4Home visitor: a full Fat Quarter Bundle of the Downton Abbey Christmas collection!
We have a whole new batch of ideas to add to our official You Asked 4 It list thanks to our recent Great Giveaway request for the projects and techniques you'd like to see on Sew4Home. We also realized there are A LOT of existing articles many of our visitors, maybe even you, are looking for that we actually already have. It's time for a little re-cap tour of our Project Index – a reminder of where to find some of our most asked-for tutorials. It might be exactly what you're looking for, very similar, or perhaps a new idea you love even more!
THIS GREAT GIVEAWAY CLOSED ON 07/15/15. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED.
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!
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 PatterJam.com 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.
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.
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 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.