Afghan Kit Giveaway

by Sarah White

mosaic blanket and yarn giveawayBlogger Donna over at Fiber for Thought is giving away an afghan pattern and enough yarn to knit it over at her site.

The winner will get a copy of her mosaic baby blanket or lap afghan pattern and three skeins of Caron Simply Soft, which is enough to make the project.

To enter, visit her site, linked above, and …

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Week 4: Best Fabric Shop Storefront

by Scarlett Burroughs

Cool Cottons Portland Or

Cool Cottons is my nominee for this week’s best fabric shop storefront. Rooted in the Craftsman style, I’m digging the rust boarding and teal trim. The uncluttered signage and natural wood door finish the inviting look.

Image credit: Cool Cottons

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who is britain's next top knitwear designer?I’d been on the lookout for this one but somehow missed the official announcement. Back in March I told you about the knitwear design contest being held by LoveKnitting looking for the next great knitwear designer in the UK. Hopefuls had to design a project using yarn that LoveKnitting sells, and their creations were judged by a panel of experts …

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Here at CraftGossip, we are lucky to be featuring this brand new Kate Spain Bedding Collection. These three bedding ensembles (pictured above) grew from colorful doodles she did in her sketchbook. The florals and geometric patterns were inspired from her lush summer garden in Connecticut.

Each quilt has its own style:

Hills and Valleys” is color saturated and artsy …

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Sewing Notions Design Contest Spoonflower

Bits and Bobbins is one of three designs that got my vote at Spoonflower’s Sewing Notions Design Contest. The large scale bobbins, top left, made this one – created by Kelsey Boes) sing.  As explained at Spoonflower blog, the public will decide the top 10 and from there quilter/fabric designer Denise Schmidt selects the winner. Visit and cast your

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Calling all Creative Entrepreneurs!

Nominations are officially open for Martha Stewart’s Third Annual American Made. Through August 29th, creative entrepreneurs from across the country can nominate themselves or other aspiring makers for a chance to be recognized as one of the 2014 American Made Award Winners.

The Initiative:

  • Martha Stewart’s American Made is a nationally recognized awards
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Giveaway - Card Class by Kimber McGray at Craftsy

Kimber McGray and Craftsy are giving away a spot in Kimber’s Birthday Card Class. learn to create stunning birthday cards in this fabulous class.

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Cosmic Voyage finalists

by Scarlett Burroughs

Far Away Folk fabric contest entry Spoonflower

Ceri Gwen’s Far Away Folk got her into the finals of the Spoonflower Design Challenge 2014. I love her Heidi-esque interpretation of the contest theme - Cosmic Voyage. Oh, and notice the maiden brings along her cat and dog on her space adventure.

Good luck to the finalists on creating a collection for the final judging. Cannot wait to see …

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spinzillaLast year was the first for Spinzilla, a weeklong spinning competition that encourages groups and individuals to make as much yarn as they can to claim bragging rights (as well as a trophy and gift certificates for team members).

Even though the event isn’t until October 6-12, organizers are already getting people excited about this year’s competition.

Registration is …

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Fat cat backpack

by Scarlett Burroughs


Anne of Peacock Hill shows some cat love with this make, a quilted backpack. It’s her entry in the Umbrella Prints Trimmings Challenge. Visit Anne’s blog to see more fabulous photos of her fab Fat Cat Backpack. The Umbrella Prints Trimmings are worth a look too.

Image credit: Peacock Hill

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Newsy: Farm to Fabric Challenge

by Scarlett Burroughs

Farm to Fabric ChallengeListen up, Clothworks is hosting a Farm to Fabric Challenge. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

This is a juried quilt exhibition made exclusively from Clothworks’ American Made Brand Solids that speak to the theme “Celebrating Farm to Fabric”.  What does it mean to you, your family or your community to bring fabric production back to the United States

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Clothworks’ Farm to Fabric solids

by Scarlett Burroughs


I’ve heard of farm to table, but now thanks to Andy of A Bright Corner, I now know about farm to fabric, American Made Brand cotton solids. You gotta check it out.

Image credit: American Made Brand

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Susan wins Stitch n’ Swap book

by Scarlett Burroughs

Winner Stitch and Swap book_Susan

I have a winner for my contest for a free copy of the book Stitch ‘n Swap compiled by Jake Finch of GenQ magazine. It’s commenter number 73, Susan.

Congratulations newbie swapper; this is the perfect book for you to get started and have a successful swap. I’ll contact Susan privately to get her contact information. For those who didn’t …

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Calling all crafters! The Craftys is a new annual award that celebrates the best in craft across America. Enter your craft projects for a chance to win $1000! You have until May 26th to enter.There are 10 categories for you to choose from and the winner of each category walks away with $200. The “best in show” winner

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audrey contest

Two things I absolutely love…old Hollywood glamour and Sew Lovely Embroidery. Both bring happiness to my face. and Sew Lovely Embroidery have teamed up to put on an Old Hollywood Glamour Needlework Challenge.  The prize is out of this world! I wish I could keep it for myself! The challenge is simple, just head over to Craftster and …

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Stitch n Swap Book GiveawayJust in case you missed my contest announcement, you have until May 11th to enter for a chance to win a copy of Stitch ‘n Swap, compiled by Jake Finch of Generation Q Magazine. To enter, leave a comment at Giveaway: Stitch ‘n Swap.


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Art quilt Portlandia, showing at the Denver National Quilt Festival (May 1 – 4), is the winner of the Editor’s Choice Award from Quilters Newsletter magazine staff.
Congratulations to the maker, Mary Kay Price who did a great job on this large quilt. Check out more great photos of Portlandia art quilt at Quilters Newsletter blog.

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by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Kate, you’ve won the Somerset Memories magazine giveaway!

Also, we have a new winner for the Savvy Stamps giveaway, Diane! Our first winner never got back to me so I’ve picked a new winner.

Winners, be on the lookout for the e-mails I’ve sent you both.

**Please remember when you enter our giveaways be sure to correctly enter …

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Giveaway dazzle caddy from Chandler's CreationsChandler Creations craft storage  is giving away a free Dazzle Caddy, shown above. Entries are through their Facebook Page and close April 15th. Click here for all the details.…

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Busy Bunny wall quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs

bunny with glasses wall hanging

Adorableness alert! It’s a bunny with eyeglasses. Well, you gotta see to paint eggs, right? This humorous Busy Bunny wall quilt is the work of Dee Anne of Sew Tackitt. Besides this cutey, there’s more to see at her Etsy shop.

Image credit: Sew Tackitt

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