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!

 Free Stuff Friday!
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118 Responses to Free Stuff Friday!

  1. kelli says:

    I usually use unique or fun ribbon when I want to embellish a quilt, purse, or jacket.

  2. Sonia Nogueras says:

    I love embroidery since I start with it but then discovered applique and now decorative stitches combined with beads and really I love it. It is wonderful how you can combine and create.

  3. Russ Danielson says:

    Love fabric,,and just now getting completely absorbed by its potential as art form. This book would definitely come in handy.

  4. Lynne Williams says:

    I am new to beading and love the additional beauty it brings to fabric.

  5. Eileen says:

    I love machine embroidery and the many fancy stitches on my sewing machine. Gives everything a new and original look. Personalizing gifts is my favorite thing. This book looks fabulous!

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  7. Barbara says:

    While I LOVE to embroider on fabric..I also LOVE to felt applique with my machine felter

  8. Calla Ferguson says:

    My favorite fabric embellishment are sequins……I love the way the glisten and sparkle in the light! I also like a touch of simple embroidery.

  9. Brenda Werntz says:

    I love lace, pintunks, and those little circle holes, I forget what they are called. I also enjoy fancy stitches that I have on my sewing machine. I like all things pretty, dainty all things really girly.

  10. Jamie Fukofuka says:

    I love decorative stitching. I wish my machine had more settings. I use the stitches on my tags I put in the items I make. I also use them for making an edge of seam look better. I also use it to make an appliqué look nice. It takes a while sometimes but it’s worth it!

  11. Dinah says:

    I love doing rubbings with design plates and paint sticks. They add so much!

  12. Marie-Elena Baker says:

    I love to embellish with my handmade bobbin lace, charms, threads, emboirdery stitches, ribbons, and what ever catches my “fancy” !
    Embellishment is my #1 – top of the list – in finishing anything!!

  13. Yvonne Cory says:

    I love to embellish with other textile fibers or fabrics. Yarns are wonderful, fabrics made into flowers are fun and all types of variety thread add a great interest of embellishment into my sewing. Also buttons, and vintage items give the splash I sometimes want.

  14. Barb Bryson says:

    My favorite is threadwork……decorative stitches, bobbinwork, etc. Our sewing machines are versatile tools.

  15. Mary Schramer says:

    I love machine embroidery which can be added to so many projects to make them special!

  16. Susan Averill says:

    I have started using my built in machine stitches. Of course for me, getting the seams all lined up and the points still all there counts as embellishment!

  17. Victoria Butler says:

    I could really use this right now. I’m making some things for my grown up girls.

  18. Elizabeth says:

    Hand and machine embroidery with bead and crystal embellishment. I could use more inspiration and new ideas.

  19. Lydia V says:

    Hand Embroidery with fancy threads, maybe some beads or buttons sewn in.

  20. Debra S. says:

    I love decorative stitches combined with beads!

  21. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Whether it be fabric or paper I embellish everything with stitching, beading or applique. Often I decopage parts of the project and make it 3 dimensional.

  22. LeAnne says:

    Does machine embroidery count?

  23. Paula says:

    My favorie embellishments would be beads and buttons on ribbon or with ribbon embroidery. Metallic threads also add that little bling we like so much.

  24. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    Whether it be fabric or paper I embellish EVERYTHING with stitching, beading or applique. I think I make up things that may not have been tried. Its all fun to do.

  25. Eliza Jayasinha says:

    I love cross stich embroidery. I buy printed materials and do
    cross stich round the pictures I want to stand out on the fabric. The simple x stich enhances the design. I also do the herring bone, the stem stich, and do roses in the long and short stich on my grand daughter’s night dresses, pyjamas and pillow cases.

  26. Rebecca Wood says:

    I love working with different fabrics, and working them together.

  27. Terry says:

    I love hand and machine embroidery. Ribbon embroidery on fine linen with just a small bit of beading accents is the ultimate feminine treatment in my opinion. I’d love to have this book. I love to learn new techniques and refine the ones I have.

  28. Karen says:

    Loves beading, applique, couching, embroidery, fabric painting – all colors! Can’t get enough of it!

  29. Shelrea Funderburk says:

    I love applique’ and machine embroidery embellishments!

  30. Nancy Hannen says:

    I love decorative stiching, especially since I bought a new sewing machine with fancy stitches. I love experimenting.

  31. Bobbi Joyner says:

    I love beading, especially embellishment. I do a lot of crazy quilting and embellishing is the only way!

  32. Lizabeth says:

    I love applique and embellishing with additional fabrics, folds, and pleats.

  33. cheryl t says:

    I love to bead embellish as well as applique- would LOVE to havd a reference for additional mediums and ideas!!!!!!!

  34. OMI Frankie says:

    I love just about anything & everything related to sewing & crafts, so it would be extremely difficult to pick one favorite! They’re all pretty nifty in my opinion! Some might be a little more than others tho ~ as I have nine grandchildren who I enjoy making thigs for ~ Would love the new book!!

  35. Jean B. says:

    I love to make my own appliqués. I call it appliqué art. And I use a variety of mediums to make them more fun.

  36. Lorna Calaway says:

    Fabric applique is my favorite type of embellishment. I take one fabric, cut out parts I like and applique it to an already made piece of clothing. I have something unique for little cost and effort. Yesterday, I did this applique process on a pair of training pants for my neice…she worked hard to become potty trained so she wouldn’t spoil (soil) the work of art I made for her. :-)

  37. Vicki Ryals says:

    I love putting my own personal creative touch on everything. A plain shirt is like a blank canvas!

  38. Rebecca Mary says:

    I’m a beader at heart and love adding it, but I am new to the world of appplique and hate to say it but I REALLY love applique right now!!! Ha ha

  39. Denise Bennett says:

    I love embroidery, and applique… hand and machine. I love the finished look, but would really enjoy learning some new ideas!!! Thanks for the chance!

  40. I like to buy simple shirts and jerseys for my grandchildren and personalize them with various types of embellishments. They love that their apparel is uniquely theirs.

  41. Sharyn Norman says:

    I usually rely on machine embroidery to decorate and upscale apparel that I make for my teenage granddaughters, my daughter, and new baby granddaughter. It would be great to learn new embellishing techniques beyond the programmed designs, even for myself!!!! Give most items away :)

  42. Carla Cibulka says:

    I love fabric embellishment’s on project however I must admit I have never attempted it myself yet. I am new to sewing and I am just not sure how to do it yet. I can’t wait to learn!!!

  43. Lori Parker says:

    I love appliqué.

  44. Jennifer wright says:

    I like beadwork.

  45. Laura Abbott says:

    Silk embroidery! Always has and will be my favorite embellishment.

  46. Karen Garner says:

    I love decorative stitches mixed with organza and beading all on one shirt. Also, adding tulle with sequins and different texture threads to quilting project like a book cover. Looks awesome! I would love to have your new book!
    Thank you!

  47. Vicky Shortino says:

    I love couching with decorative threads. Metallics look great on demin!

  48. Marilee Hawkins says:

    I love embroidery and beading to embellish fabric, adds some sparkle and individual detail.

  49. Jennifer C says:

    I’m new to sewing and haven’t been brave enough to tackle embellishments of any kind yet, so I would love to have this book!

  50. Sandy M says:

    I love beading and applique. Just bought some metallic thread and can’t wait to work on my new ideas for using it! I also love embroidery and using the decorative stitches on my machine. Buttons and trim are also fabulous. Hmmm…I guess I love it all!!