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September Giveaway Winner!

September’s giveaway had the highest participation rate that we’ve ever seen here on this little blog, with 168 total entries. Can I just say that you all rock my world??;) Thank you to everyone for playing along.

 

And now, without further pause… CONGRATULATIONS to our big winner, JEANNE!

Our next giveaway will launch the week of October 22nd with the winner being announced on the last day of Quilt Market, Monday October 29th. We hope you’ll join us again!

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We Love It Wednesday!! (9/26)

So, we took a little hiatus. We’d like to pretend that it was a late Summer vacation, but really, we’ve got a lot great things on the horizon and we’ve been busying ourselves with all of the fabulous prep! The one thing we can’t skip out on is our monthly giveaway. So without further pause… here it is!! All sorts of packaged interfacing goodness;).

Your prize pack contains:
– 1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®
– 1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
– 1 pkg Pellon® 70 Peltex® Ultra-Firm Sew-In
– 1 pkg Pellon® 808 Craft-Fuse®
– 1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
– 1 pkg Pellon® 380R Soft-N-Stay

Total Retail Value = $55

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For all of the projects you see above:
What a Hoot! Journal Cover by Sue Marsh
Pixie Hexie Wallet by Sara Lawson
Luggage Tag by Jill Dorsey [Coming SOON]
Purse-onality by Karen Bennett
Cupcake Mug Rug by Vanessa Wilson
Embroidery-to-go Bag by Sara Lawson and Rachael Gander

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To enter-to-win, tell us what you’d like to make with any one of these products. Please let us know in the comments! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter

Just make sure to post a comment telling us what you did for each entry.

We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Sunday, September 30th. Winner will be announced on Monday, October 1.

Thanks and good luck!

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** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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Our August Winner & a FAB Deal!

We Love It Wednesday was such a HUGE success that we thought it deserved it’s very own follow-up post;). First, we’d like to send a hearty congrats to our BIG winner, Jackie!!

As usual, we used random.org to select our winner. Jackie was #44 out of 84 entries!!

Second, we’ve got to give you all a shout-out for some awesome project ideas. We saw everything from using cheesecloth in making soup to dying it and sewing it together to create a unique quilt. A handful of you are even planning to make your own cheese. (WOW!!) We’re consistently impressed with your creativity and resourcefulness. Please keep us posted and consider sharing images with us on Facebook of what you create.

Last, but not least… The Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fiber was a big hit and so many of you have plans for throw pillows, holiday gifts, travel pillows and even a few dolls! With that in mind, we’re happy to report that the Cluster Fiber is now available at your local Joann Fabric & Craft Stores AND as of yesterday, it is ON SALE for $6.99 down from $10.99. You can check out the deal via this week’s sales flyer.

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First on our list for cluster fiber projects? Pincushions!! They are quick and easy, can be little mini works of art and make great gifts. We’ve got a little eye-candy to get you started;).

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That’s all for now!! Happy Monday!

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We Love It Wednesday!!

Since August’s giveaway is extra special, we’ve turned it into WE LOVE IT WEDNESDAY!! This month, we’re featuring a few new Pellon® products that we just adore and we’re thinking you might too;). We’re happy to introduce our very own cluster fill, a top-quality cheesecloth, a supple 300 thread count fabric AND a can’t-live-without-it batting tape. Sure, a few of these have been around for a month or two, but they’re still new and exciting to us!

Your prize pack contains:
— 1 bag of Perfect Loft™ Cluster Fill (Now available at Jo-ann Fabric & Craft Stores!!)
— 2 yards of 300 thread count fabric (Now available at Jo-ann Fabric & Craft Stores!!)
— 1 3-yard package of Pellon® Cheesecloth
— 1 10-yard box of Easy-Knit® Tape

Total Retail Value = $45

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To enter-to-win, tell us what you’d like to make with any one of these 4 products. Please let us know in the comments! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter
5. follow Jo-ann Stores on Pinterest
6. like Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Stores on Facebook

Just make sure to post a comment telling us what you did for each entry.

We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Sunday, August 12th. Winner will be announced on Monday, August 13th.

Thanks and good luck!

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** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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Monday Madness!! (7/2)

Have you been following along with our Pellon 101 series? If you have, you know that this week, we’re tackling the Embroidery section of Pellon®’s product segmentation. With that in mind, I thought it might be a great time to giveaway a few products from our new packaged embroidery stabilizer line — one from each category to be exact! You’ll learn more about the full range tomorrow, but for now, take a peek at the following 3 products that will make your embroidery projects just that much easier!! The giveaway has a total retail value of $60!!

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Looking for a bit of inspiration for summer embroidery projects? Take a peek at a few of the ideas over at PellonProjects.com (simply click on a title to head directly to the pattern on our website!):

 

 

 

  

 

Or perhaps a bit of inspiration from our Stitches & Embroidery Pinterest Board?


[credits clockwise from top left: shinyhappyworld, carina's craft blog, designworklife, emblibrary.com, whipup.net, maranonjewels.com]

Whichever project you dive into first, you’ll be on the right track with this month’s prize pack!!

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To enter-to-win, tell us what you’d like to make with any one of the 3 products. Please let us know in the comments! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter

Just make sure to post a comment telling us what you did for each entry.

Because it’s a holiday week, this contest will run a bit longer. We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Monday, July 9th. Winner will be announced on Tuesday, July 10th.

Thanks and good luck!

** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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UPDATE (July 10): This contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered:). Stay tuned for our next Monday Madness giveaway on August 6!

Congratulations to our winner, lyneave, who had our 22nd comment!! Our winner was selected using a random generator at www.random.org.

We hope you have fun with your embroidery projects! We’d love to see what you make:).

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Monday Madness!! (6/4)

Can you believe it’s already June? June 4th, to be exact, which means we’re now at the 16 day countdown until the first day of summer (June 20)! This particular Pellon® gal has been caught in an ongoing downpour since Saturday morning with no hope of reprieve for at least 3 more days. Here’s hoping the rest of you are basking in some sort of late-Spring sunshine, lounging next to a garden of flowers with a light breeze on your face. *sigh* Bliss.

All talk of the impending Summer season aside, it’s time for another Monday Madness Giveaway!

This month, we’re thrilled to introduce you to a brand new product in the Pellon® line. Crafters, Sewers & Quilters… meet Fabric Magic™.

How, you might ask, would you go about using this product? For the answer, let’s take a look at a textured pillow. You would first want to cut your piece of Fabric Magic™ to match the size of your fabric. Sew the Fabric Magic™ to the wrong side of your fabric using any stitch pattern you’d like, be it simple or decorative. Lay on a flat surface (preferably an ironing board, or a pad on a hard surface.) Apply steam. Watch your fabric magically crinkle, creating a gorgeous textured piece.

This finished example was on display at our booth at Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City:

It uses a printed fabric block from the Daydreams collection designed by Stephanie Brandenburg for Camelot Cottons.

The Fabric Magic™ was stitched to the fabric block to match and enhance the pattern, after which steam was applied to achieve the gorgeous results.

A little more about Fabric Magic™:
– Shrinks fabric up to 30% to add texture and dimension to projects
– Quick and easy to use
– Results are permanent and will last through laundering
– Washer and Dryer safe
– 100% Polyester

The product retails in various sizes, but today, we are giving away 1 package containing a 30″ x 1 yard piece. And, just because we love sharing the love, we’re adding in 2 yards of our new 300 thread count fabric!

Pellon® 300 Thread Count Fabrics:
– Soft and supple in sophisticated colors to coordinate with your home décor
– Made with deluxe 100% natural long staple Indian Cotton
– Machine wash warm. Tumble dry low or dry clean.
– Available in black, white, brick, gold, wine, taupe, ivory, brown, spa blue, & kiwi green

The contest winner can choose to have 2 yards in 1 color OR 1 yard each of 2 different colors.

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To enter-to-win, tell us what you’d make using Fabric Magic™. Please let us know in the comments! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest

Just make sure to post a comment telling us what you did for each entry.

Contest runs through midnight on Thursday, June tth. Winner will be announced on Friday, June 8th.

Thanks and good luck!

** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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UPDATE (June 8): This contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered:). Stay tuned for our next Monday Madness giveaway on July 2!

Congratulations to our winner, Jennie, who had our 21st comment!! Our winner was selected using a random generator at www.random.org.

We hope you have fun with your prizes, Jennie! Can’t wait to see what you make with them! Happy Friday!

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Monday Madness!! (5/7)

It’s the very first Monday in May. That means:

a. Mother’s Day is just 6 days away.
b. We’ve got warmer weather & are surrounded by brightly colored flowers.
c. Quilt Market is less than 2 weeks away.
d. It’s time for another Monday Madness Giveaway!
e. All of the above.

If you selected ‘e’, you are tremendously on the ball for a Monday;). As the header image may suggest, today we’re going to focus on ‘d’. Is it weird that we get a little giddy about these giveaways? We just love seeing how these products inspire you… how they jump-start your creativity. We’ve got a great prize package for you today and can’t wait to hear what you think!

May is all about tapes and fabulous fusibles. For our second Monthly Monday Madness Giveaway, one lucky winner will get 1 package each of Pellon®’s Easy-Knit® Tape, Wonder-Under® Tape, Wonder-Web® Tape and Heavy Duty Wonder-Under®. WOW!

A little bit of info on the products for you:

EK150 Easy-Knit® Tape: Batting & seam tape that is great for stabilizing seam and softening rough edgy of scratchy fabris. Can also be used to join leftover and scrap pieces of batting. Package includes 1-1/2” x 10 yards of product.

805 Wonder-Under® Tape: A paper-backed fusible web tape that is extremely versatile for use in all sorts of crafting and sewing projects. It turns any ordinary fabric into a fusible fabric. It will fuse fabric to fabric or or any other porous surface such as word or cardboard. Package includes 5/8” x 20 yards of product.

807 Wonder Web® Tape: A fusible web tape that is extremely versatile for use in apparel, quilting and craft & home décor projects. It can replace sewing or gluing and is great for hemming pants and skirts. Package includes 5/8” x 20 yards of product.

725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®: Your favorite paper-backed fusible web, with double the adhesive action. This product turns any fabric into a fusible fabric and is perfect for heavier weight fabrics such as canvas or denim. Package includes 15” x 3 yards of product.

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To enter-to-win, tell us what you’d like to try making with any one of these products. Please let us know in the comments! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

1. like us on Facebook
2. follow the blog (click the follow button in the right-hand sidebar)
3. follow our boards on Pinterest

Just make sure to post a comment telling us what you did for each entry.

Contest runs through midnight on Thursday, May 10th. Winner will be announced on Friday, May 11th.

Thanks and good luck!

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UPDATE (May 11): This contest is now closed! Thanks to all who entered:). Stay tuned for our next Monday Madness giveaway on June 4!

Congratulations to our winner, Fran, who had our 43rd comment!! Our winner was selected using a random generator at www.random.org.

We hope you enjoy the prize pack, Fran! And Happy Weekend to you all!