Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Free Stuff Friday! Today we’re giving away Fabric Embellishing, The Basics & Beyond by Ruth Chandler, Liz Kettle, Heather Thomas and Lauren Vlcek (Landauer Publishing).

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With step-by-step instructions for over 50 fabric embellishing techniques, you’ll be an expert fabric artist in no time! To enter to win, just post your answer to the following question in the comments section below:

What is your favorite fabric embellishment?

Beading? Stamping? Decorative stitches? Tell us about it! A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday! Have a great weekend and good luck!

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118 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. Suzie says:

    I like to use decorative stitches and metallic threads.

  2. Elizabeth Casale says:

    My favorite way to embellish is definitely beading! Nothing catches the light, or fancies up a design like beads. I especially enjoy finding old beaded items at thrift stores and reusing the beading on new designs!

  3. Kathy says:

    i love stamping on fabric but i need to broaden my horizons – this book would be a wonderful wealth of information

  4. Lita says:

    I would have to say one of my favorite decorative stitches would be machine embroidery. Embroidery on shirts, quilts and potholders have been fun :)

  5. Jeanne says:

    I love using decorative stitches for embelishments including machine embroidery! I tend to choose ones that I can use my sewing/embroidery machine to accomplish. I seldom have much time to do hand sewn embelishment! Maybe in a few years when I retire!

  6. Karen604 says:

    I love silk ribbons and chiffon flowers.
    It is wonderful what Sharpies can do in tight spots.

  7. Ginny Wentworth says:

    Silk ribbon embroidery! It’s such a classic look. It’s relaxing and quick to do – a little goes a long way.

  8. I love to use decorative stitches, metallic thread– little scraps of fabric– I just start looking in my scrap pile and go from there… I need to follow more patterns, to learn the techniques first.

  9. Janet Carpenter says:

    Buttons. I’d love to learn more creative ideas!

  10. Colette says:

    I love to embellish quilts with beads, buttons, laces and rickrack, ribbons, anything that makes the quilt interesting and focus on the person the gift is for.

  11. Lela says:

    I haven’t really done any fancy embellishing to my fabrics yet. It all looks so complicated! I’m not sure just where to start… Mixed media looks interesting, though. I wouldn’t mind giving that a try, once I figure it out!

  12. Janice Peterson says:

    I am fairly new to the sewing world. I am sewing mainly for my three grand daughters all 7 (two are twins). I need all the help and hints I can get. They love embellishments of all kind. This would be a big help!

  13. Kim Carter says:

    I would say my favorite way is with decorative stitches. Would love to learn about beading and stamping. This book would be a wealth of information that I would put to use as soon as it arrives. My favorite things to make are as gifts for my family and friends.

  14. Terri says:

    My favorite embellishments are definately beads. There are so many different types, and colors, and materials I can use to my clothes more interesting. Love taking a cheap T-shirt and making it look like an expensive one with just a few beads and a spool of thread. Make great presents too.

  15. Peggy Perry says:

    Decorative stitches are mine, because they are easy and serve two purposes.

  16. Cindy says:

    I have recently retired, and now am spending time learning how to use the embroidery function and decorative stitches on my machine! Looking forward to using them frequently.

  17. Barbara Goodson says:

    I like to use embroidery and beading to embellish my outfits

  18. Carol Dye says:

    Pintucks are my favorite. They give alot of texture and a luxe look.

  19. Linda Milward says:

    This would be fabulous, I have tons of time now to sew and this would add to the list of new things to try :)

  20. Nicole S says:

    Would love to learn great new ways to add some sparkle to an outfit

  21. Anna Nusbaum says:

    I love the variety of decorative threads and use them for embellishing.

  22. I’ve done embellishing with thread and applique, but would love to get more involved with beading and adding paint, dye, everything that presents a possibility.

  23. Maritza says:

    I love to use buttons, beads, metallic thread and decorative stitches! This is a great price to win, good luck everyone!

  24. Samantha Bledsoe says:

    I am learning how to bead and make decorative stitches. I would love this!

  25. melissa reyes says:

    I love using buttons & beading!!

  26. Mama Lusco says:

    I sew mainly for big kids, so buttons, ribbons & trim are my go-to embellishments.

  27. carolyn eldridge says:

    I love everything and anything! it is so much fun to be creative. Beach glass adds such natural beauty. Twigs, moss, heat set crystals, old broaches, and linens. Come on everyone, open your heart to the endless possibilities of embellishments.

  28. Edna says:

    I mainly do machine embroidery and have done a bit of silk ribbon embroidery in the past. I would love to see and try new ideas for embellishing items :-)

  29. Barri says:

    I just adore beads, can make anything look expensive and unique. I have been playing with adding beads to small quilts to accent certain patterns in the fabric.

  30. Kate says:

    Decorative stitching is the only embellishment that I know how to do. I need this book!

  31. Michelle Shamp says:

    Well when it comes to embellishments I love it ALL! I have to have various types of embellishments when it comes to my crafts- but if I had to pick one it would be.. Decorative stitching while using different types of threads- many possibilities with many different looks!

  32. Karen says:

    I love anything that gives texture to my projects. Texture seems to make my projects pop but what looks good doesn’t always wash well!!!

  33. Terry Schultz says:

    Learning machine embroidery.

  34. I love buttons and metallic thread :)


  35. Sandra Wessell says:

    I like to use all my decorative stitches to experiment with and I also love machine embroidery. Variegated threads are especially fun with these technics.

  36. Carol Gartrell says:

    3-D decor! Fabric flowers, stuffed gecko, leaves that stick out,………….

  37. Gramajojo says:

    I would have to say machine embroidery. You can use metallic threads, glow in the dark threads, color change threads and then embellish further with buttons and beads.

  38. Savannagal says:

    I think my favorite embellishments are buttons. They come in every shape, size, color and material. They can make or break a garment, and can be added to any number of things for visual appeal. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. Kristi Wenger says:

    I like to use buttons and ric-rac.

  40. Betty Lynn says:

    When I create a quilt for a child, I like to put pockets with a fabric surprise inside, and quilt objects (e.g. animals, etc.) that gives them something less obvious to discover as they grow older.

  41. Rosemary says:

    Without a doubt buttons!!!!!!

  42. Meghan says:

    Decorative Stitching!

  43. Gail says:

    Well there is nothing I love more than fabric, except of embellishing fabric. Most of my sewing is for others, so I choose the unique embellishment to fit each project and person.
    Hand and machine embroidery are my first, but following close behind are buttons and beads! It’s so much fun to create and enhance fabric. Thanks to all the great designers who make my job fun and easy!

  44. jennifer says:

    I love to applique and use the blanket stitch, I dont know why but it seems to relax me after a stressful day! :}

  45. Tina says:

    Beading and lace.

  46. Linda T says:

    My favorite is beading. I haven’t done embellishment much but I definately want to do more. This book looks like just the thing to get me going. Thanks!

  47. Margaret says:

    I love to try new embellishments. I’m always looking for new suggestions.

  48. Linda Phillip says:

    My fav is using threads. You can use color or fancy stitches to totally change the look of a piece. There are no limitations.

  49. Carolyn H. says:

    I like to use metallic threads and lots of crystals.

  50. Nichole S says:

    Depends on the project. Buttons and metallic thread stiches are my fav.

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