Category Archives: Contest

SewforLess Continues their Holiday Giveaways

Can you believe it SewforLess has another great giveaway this week. All you need to do is leave a comment and you are automatically entered! Could it be more simplier, don’t think so.

You see Great Notions put together just for SewforLess a design pack of a 100 embroidery goodies. You can easily see a PDF of all the designs included in the pack of goodies by clicking on this area. The PDF provides you with the design name, number, amount of stitches, color changes and finally the height and width. A total of 6 pages of all types of embroidery designs. What more could you ask for!

As always, SewforLess will draw one winner randomly. Look for the official Free Embroidery Stuff Rules on the above site. This particular contest ends on December 10th around 10 am. So post your comment in order to win. There is only one comment per person.

Better watch out Mike is throwing snowballs, so pack your snowball and see if you can hit him. You might get lucky and hit the bullseye and grab this giveaway. GOOD LUCK!


Whats New with Amy Butler and a contest to boot

sweet life bagsCheck out Amy’s new line of Sweet Life Bags. This is her second set of bags. The new line of bags are constructed with August Fields fabric. Click on the photo to the left to get a slide show of the new products she is offering. When Amy designed these bags, she thought of the crafter; the knitter, the quilter and sewer. She implemented extra pockets, channels, stronger and longer straps for carrying comfort. The collection consists of

Dew Drop Sling, oval shaped with a long needle and cellphone pocket on the outside, two larger zippered pockets on the inside to hold yarn and other essentials. It has a wide shoulder strap for a more comfortable feel.

Diana Sling which is a modern, playful bag. It has roomy spaces, as she has created a zippered center pocket. There are several tool channels and a cellphone zippered pocket. The bottom has an expanded panel with a soft comfortable shoulder strap.

The Pearl bag is is very stylish and practical. One side of the bag has three pleated pockets. There is a zippered inner pocket allowing for more than one project, thus organization. I can see using this bag as everyday use, not just for those crafty days.

Check out her other Sweet Life bags, the Hampton and Sanibel.

mini dress tunicI can’t wait for Amy’s new field bag and tote. I “love” her bags and have almost everyone that she has designed, including her free project ones.

I like her mini dress tunic & top pattern. It sure will be a hit with the younger set and will be prefect for the upcoming season.


softwaresAmy is coming out with her first CD software program. It runs on Windows XP, Vista and MAC systems running Windows program (woo hoo). There are 22 projects with 9 bonus projects. You can make the projects as designed OR you can customize her projects with a program using the software tools. Just think of the possibilities of her bags you can design to your liking. She has included in the CD clear step-by-step instructions for each skill leveled sewer. And if help is needed, you can contact the Electric Quilt support team. Now all I have to do is make sure my MAC is running the windows program! Click the photo to the left to view a slide show of projects.

Now to move on to the contest. I have more to share, but I will post more tomorrow on “What’s New with Amy”.

mm_contest_newThe Mid Mod Contest runs from June 1st through September 15th. To see rules click on the photo to the left. This contest marks the one year anniversary of Amy’s Rowan Midwest Modern fabric line.

All you need to do is make a project using Amy’s Midwest Modern fabric. The project can be one of Amy’s patterns, one of your favorites or an original item you have created.

There will be 10 winners announced and Amy is putting together a Flickr account for all entries from her website. The winning entries will receive fat quarters from Amy’s line, Midwest Modern, a signed copy of Amy’s software and a great selection of her newest sewing patterns.

So time to get stitching. I’ll have to figure out what fabric and item I wish to enter into the contest.

Happy Stitching!

Crafty Book Giveaway from Craftstylish every week in March

Craftstylish is giving a book away every week in the month of March.

crafty-chica_lgIf you are not a member of Craftstylish you need to sign up in order for this giveaway.

The next book is Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing. This is a great beginner book. Kathy gets you going on projects, using the stash you might already have, gives you resources for shopping for your supplies, fabric matching, website browsing and provides tips and tricks that she’s learn along the way. Oh and we can’t forget how to use a machine!

You’ll be ready to jump right in and start a project.

Comments have to be posted by 12 am, Tuesday, March 17th. So go and visit Craftstylish, login or sign up to see if you will be the next winner.

How do you sew “GREEN” contest – Creative Machine Embroidery

Sew how did I spend my Saturday? Finally in the sewing room. It was a nice “sunny” day, but too cold to go out and do something.

Since I finally signed up to Creative Machine Embroidery site I was aware that they have two contests going on; “How do you sew green” and “How do you sew for Le$$”.

The first contest started on March 1st and the close date is April 15th. There is no limit to entries (didn’t know that, will be doing another entry). You fill out the entry form and provide a photo of your entry. Then you give a brief description of what makes your creation green. They will then post the projects on their site for other’s to view. When the random drawing takes place the winner will receive a grab bag full of machine embroidery products. That is a value of over $50!

dscf2486I’ve been waiting to do my item for some time and this was prior to knowing about the contest. Here is my entry. My submission was received, but there are no other entries at this time. Sew get your thinking caps on and start creating. Hmmm, I wonder if I have enough material to make a matching item for my entry???

BTW – I designed this simple little purse myself this morning. Hubby was wondering what I was doing with the paper bag from the grocery store. This purse has a zipper closure of course on the top. My daughter saw it and laughed, said it looks like it would be for a little kid. Thanks kid!

Well guess I’ll give the “KID” some money to go to Steak and Shake and get a snack for us.

Bernina 8 weeks 30 ways to win contest

Bernina is having an awesome contest. I am a little slow in posting , but you still have time to enter the sweepstake.

All that is required is to go to your nearest Bernina store and test drive their new Bernina 830.

Then enter the sweepstakes and you could possibly win the Bernina 830. There is only one grand prize, but Bernina is giving away a total of 30 machines. So if you don’t win the 830, you could win the Artista 730E or be one of the 5 winners that will receive a Aurora 440QE.

The Bernina 830 is the ultimate machine; sewing/quilting/embroidery. There’s no limit on what you can do on this machine.

Sew go to your nearest Bernina store. Take a test drive of the Bernina 830. Put your sweepstakes entry in and cross your fingers. Here is a list of all the other machines:

Grand prize Bernina 830

2nd prize Artista 730E

3rd prize Artista 630E

4th prize Aurora 440QE (5 winners)

5th prize Aurora 430 (5 winners)

6th prize Activa 230PE White Pearl (6 winners)

7th Prize Activa 200 (5 winners)

8th Prize Activa 210 (7 winners)

My nearest Bernina store is in Naperville, Illinois. 7 miles away. I’ll take a trip tomorrow for my test drive.

WIN Monogram Wizard during the month of March


Don’t forget to enter once during the month of March to Win a Monogram Wizard.

Monogram Wizard Plus Drawing March 09

Another drawing taking place in the month of March is Needleheads Monogram Wizard Plus.

Monogram Wizard Plus include new monogramming style, fonts and motifs. There is also style selection, layers, improved letter movement and stitch selection. You will have the abillity to print the design you created in full size, then the ability to save as PES, SEW, JEF and JEF+ files in addition to DST files.

There will be one winner to win this software which sells for 350 dollars.

Don’t fret if you already have Monogram Wizard, you can opt to win 6 Alpha Packs instead, so you can still enter.

Enter once at only in the month of March.

If you are interested but need more information – go to

There is a trial download from Needleheads go to their home page listed above, click on Monogram Wizard Plus, then click on the download trial (I’m having difficulty posting the url).

This gives you plenty of time to do a test drive before entering to win.