Winners Announced: Natalie Bird Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Thanks to all who left comments in yesterday’s Book and Fabric Giveaway here on The Works for Designer Natalie Bird.  Clothworks has partnered with publisher Martingale to promote the new releases of Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and her new fabric collection, All Afloat.

Everyone left some wonderful comments with fabulous project ideas.  It makes me want to start working on a new sewing project right now!

The following 3 lucky winners have been selected from the comments at random:

Delores Angus (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Kathy Luehrs (will receive a copy of Cottage-Style Charm)

Susan N. (will receive 1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat )

Congratulations, Ladies!  I will be contacting you by email for your shipping addresses.

Thanks again to all who participated in the giveaway.


Designer Natalie Bird: Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Clothworks is excited to team up with publisher Martingale, for a Book and Fabric Giveaway featuring designer Natalie Bird!  Martingale has just released Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and Clothworks has recently released All Afloat, her newest fabric collection.

Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, features whimsical embroidery and quilt projects to add some sweetness to your sewing repertoire.  Head to the Martingale blog here to check out additional embroidery tips and to participate in their giveaway of one fat quarter pack of All Float.

All Afloat, the latest Clothworks fabric release by Natalie Bird is inspired by…all things that float!  Think feathers, clouds, balloons, birds, just to name a few of the whimsical motifs that float about in this charming collection.  And check out those darling samples shown above, that Natalie has created with All Afloat.  I’m in love with that wristlet with embroidery patch!

And now that we’ve tempted you….let’s talk about the Giveaway!

3 Prizes will be awarded to 3 lucky winners:

2 copies (1 per winner) of Natalie’s new book: Cottage-Style Charm, published by Martingale

1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat fabric by Clothworks

To enter into the Giveaway:

  1.  Please leave only one comment after this blog post.  What would you make using the All Afloat Fat Quarter Bundle?  Tell us about your most favorite quilt and/or embroidery project that you’ve worked on.
  2. Leave only one comment no later than 11:59 pm PDT today, Wednesday April 12th, 2017.
  3. This contest is open to those with a USA mailing address only.

On Thursday April 13th, we will select 3 comments at random for the winners and will email the winners for their shipping addresses.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk email boxes just in case.  Winners will be announced here on the blog, too.

Make sure you head over to Martingale’s blog here, to participate in their giveaway today.

Good Luck!

Christmas in July: Winner Announced!


A BIG THANKS to all who left comments on the Christmas in July post here on the Works which aired Monday 7/14.  It sounds like most of you are way ahead of the game when it comes to completing your Christmas projects in advance of the frantic holiday season!!  Kudos to you! All who commented were entered into a random drawing for a chance to win a copy of the new Christmas project book just released by Martingale, Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place.  We also hope you were able to stop by Martingale’s blog Stitch This! over the past week to join in on the holiday fun for their ‘Christmas in July‘ blog hop of crafting inspiration.

And now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for….the announcement of the winner!  Selected at random, the winner is….

Mary Eggebraten

Congratulations, Mary!  Merry (early) Christmas!!  We will be contacting you by email for your shipping information (make sure to check your junk email box, just in case).  Martingale will be sending you a copy of your prize,  the book Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place, very soon!

Thanks again everyone and here’s wishing you a super inspirational crafty weekend!



Christmas in July- Head on over to Stitch This!


Are you baking from the summer sun and need something to take your mind off the heat?  Maybe the thought of a ‘White Christmas’ is just what you need for some relief!  Have no worries, you can head on over to Stitch This!, the blog run by our friends at Martingale, where they are celebrating Christmas in July all week long!!!  Starting this past Monday July14th, through the end of this week, opening up the web page of Stitch This! will almost be like opening up a package from under the tree on Christmas Day!  Giveaways galore, new project ideas and plenty of inspirational pictures will grace their blog in honor of their new book release, Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place.



Not only is this book bursting with lots of fa-la-la’s and holiday cheer, but oodles of projects, ideas, and tutorials to aid in the making of all those holiday decorations to festoon your holiday abode!  You can even enter into the giveaway that Clothworks is hosting in conjunction with Martingale, to win a copy of the book, Celebrate Christmas With That Patchwork Place, if you leave a comment on our blog post dated Monday July 14th.  Follow this link to post your comment.

And follow this link to Stitch This! to enter into the fabric giveaway today for a chance to win a fun fat quarter bundle!  A little birdie told me it’s some special Clothworks fabric…..

Good luck!!

It’s that time of year….Christmas in July! + Giveaway!!!


Our friends over at Martingale are in the spirit!  The thermometer may say 96 degrees in the shade right now, but it feels more like Christmas over at their blog, Stitch This!  In fact, they just released a holiday-themed book chock-full of Christmas and holiday projects to help spruce up your home, called Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place.


In honor of the new book release, starting today July 14th, Martingale will be hosting a ‘Christmas in July’ week on their blog.  Do head over to Stitch This!, as every day, they’ll be hosting a fabric giveaway…and who knows, maybe you’ll have a chance at winning an early ‘prezzie’!!  Word has it that the Clothworks elves have even contributed some fabric for the giveaway, too!!

Besides the fabric giveaways, there will be plenty of holiday cheer to go around on Stitch This!  At a glance, it looks like Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place is welling with inspiration and ideas to spur your creative binges before the mad rush of the holiday season hits!


In conjunction with Martingale, Clothworks is also hosting a giveaway for a chance to win one copy of Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place.

Today through Thursday July 17th at 11:59 pm PDT, to enter into this giveaway– please leave a comment on this blog post.  Only one comment per person is permitted; open to folks who have a USA shipping address.  We will pick at random one name and post the announcement this Friday July 18th on our blog.  Martingale will send you a copy of your book once we’ve received your contact info.  Let the comments begin, everyone.  How’s this for a comment topic– share with us your holiday crafting/sewing/quilting projects that you have in mind to make for this season.

Good luck!