12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (Day 10) Win Pfaff 6D Embroidery Software

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Happy Friday Readers! Thanks for sticking with us for our 12 Days of Christmas. Congratulations to yesterday’s winner of the SINGER® HEAVY DUTY sewing machine, Diane G! Check your inbox for an email from me, so we can get you your new machine.

I’ve been having such a blast giving away these amazing prizes, and reading your responses to our questions! Giving gifts (and wrapping them with sparkly ribbon) is my favorite part of the holidays. I’m going on vacation starting at the end of the day today, so to wish you all a very happy holiday I’m going to give you all the chance to win:

Pfaff 6D Embroidery software!

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Adjust, monogram and combine your embroideries with an unlimited number of designs and lettering options. The ribbon bar makes 6D™ Embroidery so easy to use — all related features are grouped together intuitively.

Choose from a huge range of designs and SuperDesigns to adjust and personalize. Adjust colors, rotate and mirror designs. Move designs into the hoop automatically and change a design’s stitchout order. Resize any design with the option to keep stitch density constant or simply rescale.

Personalize your projects with unlimited lettering choices, including puffy foam. Select from 145+ embroidery fonts or use TrueType® and OpenType® fonts. Resize letters individually and adjust spacing between letters, or create elegant monograms.

Surround your monograms, names or any design with decorative frames and flourishes, or create a border automatically with motifs from your embroidery machine. Automatically repeat or reflect your designs along 8 straight or wavy lines, around 28 different shapes or to border your hoop with the Encore feature.

For your chance to win this great software, answer the following question in the comments section below:

Do you use embroidery software?

It can be such a great tool to customize and even create embroidery designs, depending on the software type. There are a lot of functions to learn, so it can be overwhelming, but the professionally-stitched look is unbeatable!

Check the Sew News blog on Monday to find out if you won, and to enter to win yet another great prize.

Good luck, happy stitching and happy holidays!

~Nicki

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Day 8

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 Welcome to day 8 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Congratulations to Victoria R! Victoria won yesterday’s prize of H|CLASS 100Q Sewing Machine from Husqvarna Viking! Check your inbox for an email with instructions on how to claim your prize!

 

We have a special treat for you machine embroiders today.  Endless Stylings Embroidery Designs from Pfaff! 

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This collection of designs come in 3 different versions: Cutwork, Chainstitch or Quilt Stitch. Imagine the possibilities!! I personally LOVE cutwork designs!

Enter to win this lovely prize by answering the following question in the comments section below:

“What is your favorite holiday movie?”

My favorite holiday movie used to be A Christmas Story, but has recently been passed up by Elf. I cannot get enough of that movie!

This contest ends at 7a.m. MST tomorrow (12/18)! Check the Sew News blog tomorrow to find out if you won, plus enter to win another amazing prize!

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

-Jessica

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Day 6

Delighted to have you back for the 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways from Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery! Excited to show you what is up for today.

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Today we’re giving away a Expert Finish Iron from Singer! Can’t call yourself a seamstress, sewist, sewing enthusiast, crafter, or quilter without having an iron in your sewing space.

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The SINGER Expert Finish iron features 1700 watts, advanced LCD electronic temperature control with 9 settings, vertical steam capabilities, open sole plate tip for excellent pleat and under-button ironing and burst of steam capabilities for stubborn wrinkles. This iron also features stainless steel sole plate with anti drip technology, 360 degree swivel cord and 3-way smart auto off. The iron comes with a 2-year limited warranty.

All you have to do to enter to win this prize is answer the following question in the comments section below:

“Do you know the difference between pressing & ironing?” And, what are the differences!

And, the winner from Friday’s contest is Carole N! Carole N. won the machine roller bag. I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your prize.

Visit the Sew News blog tomorrow to find out if you won today’s prize, and for another chance to win!

Jill

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (Day 4) Win a Design & Stabilizer Pack!

12 days of xmas image 300x251 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (Day 4) Win a Design & Stabilizer Pack!Congratulations to yesterday’s winner: Dana R! Check your inbox for an email from me!

I hope you’re all getting into the spirit of the season. It’s a little hard when you’re used to snow and there’s none, but all the festive lights certainly warms my heart. To help get you (even more) in the spirit, here’s another giveaway!

Today we’re giving away the Husqvarna Viking design pack Cute and Cuddly!

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The pack includes adorable in-the-hoop projects and 11 pop-up-embroideries with fun animals for your children or grandchildren. Embellish clothes, blankets and/or bags! Designs are digitized for hoop sizes from 240×150 up to 360×350.

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Plus–3 stabilizer packages! You can always use more stabilizer, right?

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 What gets you in the holiday mood?

Is it the lights, the baking, the songs on the radio? The snow (if you’re fortunate enough to have it)? Or maybe stitching gifts for your loved ones?

The contest closes Friday 12/12 at 7a.m. MST.

Tune in to the Sew News blog tomorrow to find out if you won, and to enter to win another great prize!

Good luck and happy sewing!

~Nicki

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways Day 2: Win a thread pack!

Hello machine embroidery enthusiast! Welcome to day 2 of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways! Now is the time to use all of your creativity and share it with loved ones. There is nothing that I love more! It is so fun being able to create gifts personalized to my loved ones. And what an amazing treat we have for today’s giveaway that will help you create many projects to come!

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Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Dianne N! Check your inbox for an email with instructions on how to claim your prize!

Today we’re giving away a Robison Anton thread gift pack from Husqvarna Viking!

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Add more thread to your stash with this gift pack of 24 spools! Who doesn’t need more thread, right?!

To enter to win this great prize, answer the following question in the comments section below:

“How much thread do you use in a year?”

Do you blast through spools like nothing? Or do you have thread spools from years ago still lingering?

Check the Sew News blog tomorrow to see if you won, and for another shot at a great prize!

Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

-Jessica

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New Machine Newsflash: Features & Designs Galore!

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We’ve been having so much fun playing with the brand-new Brother PE540D Embroidery-Only Machine.

Many of you probably already have standard sewing machines in your sewing room, so this embroidery-only machine is a perfectly compact and affordable addition (with the current special offer of $399 (MSRP).

You don’t even need a sewing machine to complete in-the-hoop projects using the Brother PE540D. ITH projects make for quick, easy gifts that can be customized in a snap.

The PE540D has tons of fun features and 105 built-in designs, including 35 Disney designs and 5 fonts. Kids or grandkids will love a Christmas gift embroidered with their favorite Disney character. Heck, I’d love something embroidered with my favorite Disney character! Adults are not immune to the charm of Disney.

Embroider past projects or ready-made items with ease using these great designs.

For example, did you stitch the Over the Moon pajamas from the December/January 2015 issue of Sew News? (If you haven’t yet, click the image and go download the free pattern!)

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They would be the perfect canvas for this built-in Sulley design from Monster’s Inc.

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And just in time for the traditional Christmas Eve PJs gift!

Or stitch this easy satchel in your favorite colors and adorn it with your favorite Disney Pixar character.

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Download the free pattern to stitch this pocket-ful satchel!

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Choose from classic Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck, and Disney Pixar characters, such as Nemo and Marlin, Buzz Lightyear, Towmater and more!

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Have a plain, boring shirt or bag that needs some jazzing up? Add one of these fun designs to give it some character (pun intended).

Find more about the  the brand-new Brother PE540D Embroidery-Only Machine here.

Happy sewing!

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The art of hand embroidery + enter to win a FREE Book!

I love hand embroidery, and I love the book Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda. It is a beautiful book with lovely projects like accessories, home decor items, purses and tote bags.( Click on any photo and you can watch a short video review.)0044.art emb book cover The art of hand embroidery + enter to win a FREE Book!

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I’ve been talking on and on about hand embroidery and I think this is the book to get me to finally start up again.

Do you have an itch to learn a new technique or hobby? Or maybe revisit an long dormant hobby like hand embroidery? What’s stopping you? What motivation do you need to take the plunge? Leave a comment in the section below and two people will be picked to win the copy of Artfully Embroidered by Naoko Shimoda.

And, thanks! I can’t wait to see what you have to say!

Happy Embroidery!

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Winners will be announced December 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Learn how to make treasures from scraps & crafting supplies

Do you have an excess of fabric and crafting supplies hanging around? Kristy Neal has a great way to take those unused craft items and make them into adorable art and even wearable jewlery

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For those of us who make a lot of gifts over the holidays, ideas can become hard to come by. Kirsty will show you how easy it is to use materials on hand (or easily purchased) to make a quick but memorable gift.

This webinar will start December 5, 2015 and is approximately 1 hour in time.

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Kristy will demo two projects, a holiday themed one and a perpetual calendar. Plus show you a gallery of many other projects.

Can’t make the live event? Don’t worry! Your registration comes with access to the archived version of the program and the materials for one year. You do not have to attend the live event to get a recording of the presentation. You will receive a copy of the recorded presentation in an email that goes out within 1 week after the live event.

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IMPORTANT: If you purchase this webinar, you will be prompted to confirm your registration via a link on the order confirmation page/email. This is VERY IMPORTANT as it is unique to your purchase and the only way that you will be able to access the live event. See your order confirmation page or order confirmation email for details.

For more information on our web seminars, checkout our FAQ page or contact us at customerservice@fonsandporter.com.

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Machine Newsflash: Must-Have for Your Gift List!

Check out the new arrival in our office! We’re thrilled to introduce you to the absolutely brand-new Brother PE540D Embroidery-Only Machine:

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So cute! The PE540D has tons of fun features and built-in designs, making it a great addition to your sewing room. The machine includes 105 built-in designs, including 35 Disney designs and 5 fontsIt’s arrived just in time for you to move it to the very top of your holiday wish list, especially since it comes in at such an economical price point with the current special offer of $399 (MSRP)! Or, even better, treat yourself now to the PE540D so you can quickly and easily make gifts for your family and friends as the holidays approach.

Here at CME, we absolutely love making In-the-Hoop projects for  any gift-giving occasion. If you have several grandchildren, nieces or girlfriends to sew for, you can save time by using an ITH design to make gifts for every single one and still get fantastic results. Embroidering in the hoop allows you to customize each gift with different fabric or embellishments while keeping a professional, consistent look every time because the embroidery machine actually completes the construction for you! The Brother PE540D makes it especially easy to quickly create ITH gifts because of an impressive speed of 400 stitches per minute and many handy features, including an advanced needle threading system and a backlit LCD touchscreen.

These adorable table topper designs from “Table Trimmings” in the Nov/Dec 2014 CME would be a great choice to jump in with the new Brother PE540D, either to make as fun Christmas favors for friends, or to create in time to decorate your Christmas dinner table. All three designs, including the candy holder, topiary and flatware holder, are available for FREE until Dec. 31, so act fast!

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Find out more about the new Brother PE540D and start planning your fun, speedy and simple holiday ITH embroidery projects now!

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Fast Thanksgiving Embroidery Projects!

4 Quick Thanksgiving Embroidery Projects

Turkey Day is two days away! Greet guests or spoil a favorite hostess with these quick and fun embroidery projects.

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Hosting at your house? Embroider napkins with a thankful message and wow guests. Sew it All contributor Miranda Anderson shares her tips for painting napkins, but the same effect could be created using embroidery. Select a built in font (or purchase a new one just for the occasion) to spell out your thankfulness. Fold the napkins to hold silverware with the message facing up and show off the delightful finished product. Take a tip from Miranda’s book and use metallic thread for a warm finish.

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Make a pot holder in no time at all!

Stitch up a quick and cute pot holder using this complete tutorial from Beth at Sew News.

Use the pot holder in your kitchen or take one along on Turkey Day to thank a hostess for her hard work.

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Insert image: Thanks3, caption: Photo Credit: emblibrary.com  The free designs offered by Embroidery Library this year are incredibly lovely and include a swallow and several sunflower designs.

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Add a cozy touch to a plain vase

Have an old sweater in the donate pile? Don’t send it away just yet! Use that sweater to make a beautiful vase cozy. The complete instructions for this project can be found in Sew it All vol. 4 or online here.

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Cute Fox from the Forest Friends CME Collection

Add a design to the vase such as the friendly fox from the CME Forest Friends collection available at shopsewitall.com. Be sure to use a water soluble topper when embroidering on a sweater! That way your design won’t sink into the knit.

 

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Embroider a koozie!

Heading over to help cook early on Thursday? Why not embroider a cup koozie and deliver coffee to kick things off right? Use this complete tutorial from Ellen March to make the koozie posted on the Sew News blog last year. Add a favorite embroidery design, or if you’re one of many kitchen helpers embroider names onto the koozies for a personalized touch.

Now get to stitching! There’s not much time left before Thanksgiving. Be sure to share your creations on the CME Flickr group, we love to see what you stitch up!

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