Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!

It’s lucky day 7 in the Sew it All 13 Days of Giveaways! Yesterday we asked you to share your first sewing project, and we randomly selected two winners from all of the great responses to win a FREE class from our guest and friend Vanessa Wilson of Crafty Gemini. The lucky winners are Jaydeen C. and Alisha S.! Congratulations, and please check your email to find out how to claim your fabulous prize!

Today we’re highlighting Episode 712 “Blanket Pillow,” featuring guest Stacy Schlyer of the great blog Stacy Sews. What’s a blanket pillow, you might ask? Well, it’s a very cozy throw that folds up into a cute pillow when you’re not using it (you can see fleece and faux fur examples folded up in the picture below). Clever, right? On the episode, Stacy shows how to make the blanket pillow, and also demonstrates how to embellish it with adorable machine embroidery accents. 

stacy Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!So today, we have a wonderful prize package from Sulky to get you started with machine embroidery and embellishing. The prize includes a variety of stabilizers for different projects and fabric types, as well as spools of Blendables 12-wt. cotton thread, Holoshimmer thread and Metallic thread. What fun!

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To enter, answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your favorite way to embellish your sewing projects?

We’ll randomly draw from all the entries and announce the winner on Monday. In the meantime, get inspired to embellish by checking out episode 611, featuring Sue Hausmann’s FREE instructions for making a customized tablet case.

Go to on March 1st for a sneak peek at all 13 episodes of Sew it All 7, including full instructions and free patterns! And come back tomorrow to find out the winner of today’s prize, and what’s in store for the next amazing giveaway! 

Don’t forget to check to find when your local station airs Sew it All. If your local PBS doesn’t carry Sew it All TV, email or call them to request it!  Sew it All TV brings you host Ellen March and a guest from the sewing world to demonstrate a fun project. ANd, you can always check out anytime of the week to watch past shows or purchase DVD’s from


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235 Responses to Day 7 of 13 Days of Sew it All Giveaways: Win a Sulky Prize Package!

  1. My favorite embellishment is thread painting.

  2. R Miller says:

    Always love embroidery. Before I got my machine, I would gravitate to clothing with embroidery.

  3. Sue B says:

    I love the hot fix crystals to add some bling to embroidery projects!

  4. Linda Scharver says:

    Christmas items – towels ornaments, I love embroidering them

  5. My favorite is to use 12 weight thread. It looks amazing in quilting and machine embroidery.

  6. Linda Scharver says:

    I love embroidery – holiday towels

  7. James phillips says:

    Usually with embroidery, ribbon, and trims.

  8. Lorie E. says:

    I love adding appliques, especially to children’s wear.

  9. Maggie Potter says:

    I love to use all the fancy stitches on my babylock.

  10. Barb says:

    I like to use decorative stitches with different thread and different colors of threads.

  11. Cheryl says:

    I love to use bead embroidery to embellish my projects.

  12. Sheila Palkowitsh says:

    I prefer Sulky products in my sewing projects, I have tried other brands but always go back to Sulky.

  13. Pearl Armstead says:

    I love to use decorative buttons

  14. Diane Giveins says:

    I like to use decorative threads to embellish.

  15. Deborah Hoerst says:

    So far I have only used buttons. But the sky is the limit!!

  16. Betty Zhe says:

    I love the Sulky Petites for embroidery especially Redwork .

  17. Carolyn S. says:

    I love to embellish almost everything with beautiful machine embroidery or applique monogramming. Being Southern, I learned this from my Mom who hand embroidered all her linens and much of her clothing.

  18. Sandra L Chavez says:

    I love using heavy weight threads (12 and 30 wt – Sulky, of course) and the decorative stitches on my sewing machine. I also love to couch yarn and cording again with beautiful thread. Thank you!

  19. Carolyn D'Annolfo says:

    I love to do handwork and will use what I have in my stash – I would love to add these to my stash!!!

  20. i’ve never used this, i dont have an embroidery machine, but I would like to try it with something! very pretty.

  21. Sophia Hall says:

    My favorite way to embellish projects is machine embroidery, of course! I love adding crystals for the extra sparkle.

  22. Barby Bricker says:

    My favorite is to add machine embroidery with ribbon and other trims to embellish my sewing projects.

  23. Liz Dicrescenzo says:

    I love to use metallic thread when I machine embroider. It really adds some sparkle.

  24. Frances colon says:

    I love to embroider, appliqué and crochet blankets, bibs, onesies and burping cloths for all the newborns in the family, no two collections are alike, I personalize them and color and design coordinate between all the accessories. As soon as I hear of a new pregnancy, I eagerly start planning and looking at fabrics and embroidery deigns to coordinate.

  25. Eileen says:

    I think that top stitching is what I like to do to embellish my items.

  26. Kathy C says:

    Since I bought my BabyLock embroidery machine in 2009, I have been using machine embroidery to embellish lots of clothing and other things.

  27. Alice White says:

    I love to use Sulky products to enchance my sewing.

  28. Jennifer wright says:

    I love machine embroidery. I make a wide range of things, from Renaissance theatrical clothing to handbags, and machine embroidery is my go-to meathod of embellishment.

  29. Mary Mangum says:

    The fancy stitches on my Janome!

  30. Tambra Vandal says:

    I love to machine embroidery monograms. I love the personal touch it adds to many of my sewing projects!

  31. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    I love to embellish with the fancy stitches on my machine. Really makes it stand out.

  32. mary montross says:

    Embroidering some thing ‘different’ on an item I thought up and made for family and friends and door prizes for church functions

  33. Alisha S. says:

    Decorative stitches, using multi-colored thread, metallic thread, crystals and beads. Anything to have my own personal stamp on it :-)

  34. Ruby Hoffman says:

    Love Sulky 12 wt for fancy stitches by hand and with my Bernina. Live the printable stabilizer to keep my hand stitches even.. :)

  35. I like to use multi color threads, buttons, ribbons, lace; and machine embroidery.

  36. Kelli says:

    I really don’t embellish the items I sew. I would like to try & these items would be a great start.

  37. MARY STOTT says:

    I put machine embroidery on my T-shirts.

  38. nadia wilson says:

    My favorite way to embellish my sewing projects is to add decorative or fancy stitches using really cool threads and techniques.

  39. I like to use the fancy stitches on my Bernina. They look great on doll clothes and pillow cases.

  40. J Hug says:

    Everyone loves to see their name embroidered! I like to personalize with machine embroidery.

  41. Gina s. says:

    My machines fancy stitches

  42. Pam says:

    Ohhh Sulky. Swoon! I like to use decorative stitches, decorative threads, beads, and stenciled fabric paint to embellish my projects. Thanks for this awesome chance to win. I love those adorable pillows!

  43. Barbara Townsend says:

    Thread painting and decorative stitches….

  44. Deb T says:

    I love to use interesting yarns as embellishments.

  45. Nicole L says:

    It depends on the project I am working on, contrasting thread, beads, buttons or rick rack, nothing is off limits.

  46. Ruth Gross says:

    I love to use thread and stiches

  47. Cindy Weeks says:

    Fancy stitches and buttons!

  48. Lori Erickson says:

    Machine embroidery!!! I do it so much that I have two embroidery machines.

  49. Jeri Wiedemann says:

    I like to use machine embroidery to embellish and applique.

  50. Sarah says:

    Lately it’s been lots of green thread for embroidering my husband’s business logo on polo shirts and jackets! Love the sulky solvy stabilizer!!

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