Free Stuff Friday

Happy Friday, readers!

This week’s giveaway is pretty special, because we’re giving away a grab bag stuffed with goodies to one very lucky winner! This grab bag includes (but is not limited to)…

Fun Fabulous Pillows to Sew Van Arsdale Shrader 9781579908027 282x300 Free Stuff FridayFun & Fabulous Pillows to Sew (Lark Books) by Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader.

A short introductory course provides all the basic skills: seaming, installing a zipper, stitching buttons and buttonholes, adding flanges–and then it’s time to sew. Start simple with a knife-edged square pillow, move on to a boxed cushion with piping, and create a bolster to showcase a fabulous fabric. Each project builds on the one before, so readers progressively develop a repertoire of skills.


PLUS: A Nancy Zieman brush-type removable fabric pen, a ruler, an Indygo Junction apron pattern and some little fun extras!

Win ALL these awesome prizes simply by answering the following question in the comments section below: What are your Independence Day plans?

Are you hosting a barbecue? Watching the parade and cuddling up for some fireworks with your sweetie? Maybe you’ll get to show off some of the red, white & blue decor you’ve stitched?? Tell us about it!

One winner will be chosen at random and announced on Monday. Have a great weekend!

 Free Stuff Friday
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126 Responses to Free Stuff Friday

  1. Annette Hulen says:

    I love spending the 4th with my family. My daughter helped me sew stars on wall hangings last year and decorate candles. We have so much fun lighting off fireworks.

  2. Debra Lee says:

    No plans but I will be in the airconditioning!

  3. Evelyn says:

    Well, my husband and I will be looking for a new stove and microwave as ours both crashed on us within the last few days. What timing! At least our bbq is still working, so we’ll grill some dinner in the late afternoon/early evening.

  4. Judy McKee says:

    We will be staying in where it’s cool and watching fireworks the night of thr 4th. Happy 4th of July to all.

  5. joen says:

    I go to my sisters house for our annual family bbq and celebrate her anniversay. Its a fun day with all the family and lots of great food!

  6. Janice Beitz says:

    I can never have to many sewing books, fabric, patterns, buttons, scissors, elastic,—- Well I’m addicted, I admit it.
    We always spend the 4th at home.

  7. April says:

    Spending time with family….

  8. Carole Wolford says:

    On the Glorious Fourth, our children, grand children, great-grands (and all) will be coming to our little town for the best parade around, a cook-out at our house, followed by a great fireworks display over the lake.
    All this to celebrate our gratitude for the good fortune of living in this miracle-of-a – country we have today. A happy Independence Day to all!

  9. Jenni Davis says:

    I am in my third trimister and live in the HOT South, so I will be planning to stay indoors and sew sew sew! Want to try to finish many projects before the little one arrives! :)

  10. Carol Dye says:

    BBQ with family.

  11. Gina S. says:

    Will be bbqing and watching fireworks!

  12. Karina Aguon says:

    Celebrating our country’s birthday with a bbq, friends, family and fireworks!!

  13. ivie says:

    I will be working but hoping to get out early enough to enjoy fireworks

  14. Jennifer Berg says:

    Having a BBQ with the kids and family, also inviting our neighbors who after we moved in one year ago have become like family and now have to move away. We are hoping the 4th will be a great way to celebrate our friendship and give them a fabulous send off.

  15. MelodyJ says:

    We will just hanging out at home. We may have a cookout on another day because of work conflict.


  16. Maureen V says:

    I would love to be in Dubuque, IA with my daughter & family celebrating the 4th, but alas, I will be at home getting caught up. Hopefully, they can take a picture of the grandchildren in their new outfits that I sewed them for July 4th for me to see later. Wish I had more time for sewing!!!! :(

  17. Beth B says:

    Hoping to stay cool and watch some fireworks in the evening.

  18. Jennifer Wright says:

    My plans are a huge picnic with my theater group.

  19. MaryMartha Rose says:

    This 4th will be spent with friends and family.. So we are really planing a blow out. Early morning pancake breakfast,a flag raising,music. Then later on a barbecue and to top it all off. fireworks. I’ve made an apron to wear and a shirt for my husband. Red White and Blue tablecloths and flags will deck the tables.

  20. Roberta S says:

    I have to work the evening shift, so will miss the fireworks. Plan on celebrating on Sunday with the family. Such is life when working in healthcare!

  21. Sheilah Hall says:

    Our day will be low key. I will work on alterations of a flowergirl dress. Will watch fireworks from our deck.

  22. Susan Slovinsky says:

    Hopefully will be finally caught up with work and can make some gifts for the grandchildrens birthdays. Most of them have birthdays in June, August & Sept (ages almost 4 to 15) and next Saturday we’re planning to celebrate all of the birthdays at one time since they’ll all be in town at the same time. My oldest daughter is making her delicicous cupcakes and we’re going to spend some quality family time. Now I just have to get busy.

  23. Jean Boothe says:

    I will be sewing all day and then go to the fireworks display in the evening.

  24. Rhonda says:

    We don’t have any special plans for July 4th. Most of the local festivasl/fireworks cancelled due to drought/very dry conditions.

  25. Karen A says:

    Probably a cookout with some friends. Might throw in a trip to our getaway farm.

  26. Carla says:

    No real plans for the 4th, but I’m HOPING to get up enough nerve to read the manual and actually start USING the serger I bought on craigslist… (my sewing machine only does straight stitch…)