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BOOK GIVEAWAY: “Sweet Stitches from the Heart”

You could will this terrific book by simply leaving a message.

The most elegant way to embellish a T-shirt, a baby hat, a pillowcase, or even stationery is to embroider a meaningful motif. For those who want the basics of the craft along with a huge variety of whimsical, romantic, and classic designs Sweet Stitches from the Heart by Anne Sohier-Fournel, Agnes Delage-Calvet, and Isabelle Leloup (Potter Craft, 2011) offers a treasure trove of fabulous designs that embroiderers at all skill levels will love. The project ideas include simple gifts, home décor and personalized accessories.

The book begins with stitching essentials, a basic guide to the materials and techniques readers need to get started. In addition, the book provides simple instructions for creating simple, yet irresistible, projects. There are more than 900 motifs with more than 70 ideas for applying them.

Simply tell us why you’d love to have this book. Leave your comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 p.m., Friday, December 16—and you could win a copy of the book. The winner will be randomly selected during the week of December 19.




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  1. jennieMB | | #1

    I'd love to win this book b/c it looks like it has a lot of christmas gift ideas.

  2. Valerie1 | | #2

    I would like this book. Needs to step up my skills.

  3. GuidingDuck | | #3

    I'd love to have this book! I am planning on doing a 100% homemade Christmas next year, and will be doing a few embroidery projects as gifts. More gift ideas will defintely be useful. I also have two little girls and am excited about embroidering things for them. I am anxiously awaiting the day that they are ready to learn how to embroider too! Hopefully I can teach them as patiently as my own Grandmother taught me;)

  4. bakertoo | | #4

    Oh, I would love to have this book because I am a new embroiderer! I am teaching myself to embroider because I have always wanted to embellish some of the clothes I make, so I think this book would be so inspiring to have, and to use some of the great sounding ideas in it. I am amazed by how many ideas for embroidery motifs can come from just looking at what surrounds us, and how I see them differently now that I am learning a new craft. I see the birds and animals in nature, so many designs and colors, and color combinations that are so interesting and unexpected. And I am inspired by what other crafters and artists create, and that is why I would like to have this book, because I can always use a new source of inspiration to spur me on!
    Thank You for having this book give away.

  5. deChez | | #5

    I'd love to have this book. Even though I am a somewhat experienced embroiderer, I always love to see other techniques...and who doesn't want more patterns?

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    Kathrynn | | #6

    I would really like to win this book, it looks like it has many amazing gift ideas.

  7. user-1123541434 | | #7

    I'd love to have this book. I'm a beginner at embroidery (so far, just a few dishtowels), and I'm looking for new ideas, patterns and more "how to"instructions since I'm teaching myself with books and trial and error. I want to embroider clothes that I make. This looks like a fabulous book to have!

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    WillaMcNeill | | #8

    Looks like a fun book with lots of inspiration. The first embroidery I remember was a pinafore I wore more than 60 years ago!

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    WillaMcNeill | | #9

    Looks like a fun book with lots of inspiration. The first embroidery I remember was a pinafore I wore more than 60 years ago!

  10. TuscanFlower | | #10

    Cute book, this would be perfect to get me started in embroidery.

  11. user-1123561241 | | #11

    I would love to win this book! I have a very basic sewing machine, and have been wanting to learn how to hand-embroider for quite some time. Most of the books currently available are for the upscale embroidery sewing machines. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    elizabeth001au | | #12

    Id love to win this cause it teches me things my current books dont cover.

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    SandyChavez | | #13

    I am somewhat timid about using embroidery on my garments. It looks as if this book can provide the inspiration to "go for it" and use the beautiful embroidery motifs available to embellish garments. Thanks for the opportunity to vie for this book.

  14. TalyQu | | #14

    I haven't embroidered since I was a young girl. I have thought about personalizing some of the items I sew for my children and gifts, but somehow don't know where to start. This would be perfect.

  15. Hrisi | | #15

    I am new to sewing and do not have many books on the subject. I would love to have more hands-on experience with the projects that the book has.

  16. DebraBC | | #16

    I don't care how much a machine cost...machine embroidery will never surpass the beauty of hand embroidery.

  17. ReneeWatts | | #17

    I would love to have this book. I haven't worked on hand enbroidery in years and I would really love to make my grandchildren some clothes with hand stitched details.

  18. lovetospinncrochet | | #18

    I would love a book like this for more inspiration and to learn more about embroidery stitches!

    I really didn't have anyone to teach me about sewing, crochet, crafting of any kind when I was younger...

    I only started crochet in my late teens and did a lot of embellishments to my own clothes and for friends and family with paints and some stitching, that I Truly didn't even know would have been considered embroidery.

    I just knew there were pictures in my head that I couldn't do as well with paint on some fabrics, so I used a needle and thread. I didn't even know to buy floss, I just doubled and quadrupled regular sewing thread when I wanted to add a special touch.

    As I said, I would love to win this book, but I've never won anything in my life, so I don't expect to. It's just fun to share my ideas and parts of my life. Blessings to you all & Hope you all have a Super Holiday Season!

  19. coochmom | | #19

    It's been years since I've done any emboidery! It would be a great book to start a few V-day gifts for my girls!

  20. 14scotty | | #20

    I like simple sewing, this book is perfect for me

  21. RebeccaLH | | #21

    I am new to sewing and this would help me so much

  22. cecine | | #22

    I would like to win this book since it's for all level of sewer even the beginner.

  23. sewcietymaven | | #23

    The cover is inspiring! I want it!

  24. JoanieK | | #24

    Would love new designs to embroider, it helps to have the stitch technique to follow in the book, also.

  25. rainygifts | | #25

    I would really love to read and have this book

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    Stitcher75 | | #26

    Sounds like a great book. I love personalizing my sewing for those I love.

  27. januarypaula | | #27

    How I would love a book on embroidery!! I did a little of it many many years ago, but would love this book to give me the encouragement to do embroidery on things I make now. That would be so exciting for me!

  28. januarypaula | | #28

    How I would love a book on embroidery!! I did a little of it many many years ago, but would love this book to give me the encouragement to do embroidery on things I make now. That would be so exciting for me!

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    stevndi | | #29

    I would love to win this book

  30. Rosamaria | | #30

    This Is the perfect book to me! I love simple and creative sewing!

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    pbeesley | | #31

    Oh, YES!!!!

  32. LoriSKapush | | #32

    This looks great!

  33. soannit | | #33

    Just purchased an embroidery machine and need all the help and ideas I can get!

  34. DC2 | | #34

    WOW; I'm thrilled to have a chance at winning an embroidery book. It would be wonderful to win the Sweet Stitches From The Heart embroidery book! I fell in love with embroidery last year while learning how to sew. I've been on a search for a mentor to teach me more about embroidery and digitizing embroidery designs. I haven't found my mentor as of yet and I have to count on books for now. I have a used embroidery machine on layaway right now. I can't wait to put it to good use. I love making gifts for everyone ! Have a great day !

  35. user-2027327 | | #35

    This would be a great addition to my library of sewing books it looks so inspiring and informative.

  36. Ooch | | #36

    The holiday season is relly just around the corner. When you need a last minute gift, something handmade or embellished from you is a special gift. I would love to win this charming little book for the simple and easy designs for that last minute gift.

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    user-2737395 | | #37

    I would love this book to start my collection. I'm a beginner at sewing and Love Threads Magazine.

  38. seanbell3 | | #38

    Impressive ... Well done..

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