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Book Giveaway: Hand-Stitched Home – Signed by Susan Beal

Incredible projects, fascinating history, and sage wisdom – Hand-Stitched Home by Susan Beal (The Taunton Press, 2014) has it all. This multi-faceted book tells the true story of Pendleton Mill’s heirloom wool and includes 25 projects that are perfect for making with it. From the very beginnings of the company to the present, this book’s history lesson is comprehensive and sure to capture your interest. The book also includes a helpful section that describes the tools, supplies, and techniques you’ll need to create the projects.

The projects in Hand-Stitched Home are suitable for a wide variety of sewers, including several great ones for beginners. The 25 tutorials in the book are divided into five sections: Modern Home Basics, Pillows and Upholstery, Blankets and Beyond, Go-To Accessories, and Favorites to Wear. Each category offers an impressive variety of things to make, so there is something for everyone.

As if the book alone wasn’t enough, the two copies we’re giving away are signed by the author, Susan Beal. Susan is a beloved best-selling author and teacher known throughout the craft community. Don’t miss your chance to own these unique books.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 7. Two winners will be chosen at random, contacted, and announced the week of January 12. Good luck!


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  1. User avater
    sewmuchknittting | | #1

    Perfect book for my library as I am sewing for my kids and their new homes!

  2. skrogge | | #2

    I would love this for my library!

  3. rdrenoll | | #3

    A book using Pendleton fabrics, what a great idea. This book would be a wonderful addition to my sewing library.

  4. RushW | | #4

    I simple love Pendleton fabrics. If I don't win this book, I may have to buy it.

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    chelosunny | | #5

    I am familiar with the quality from this author. My two daughters have new homes and I love to sew. thx

  6. Rose_in_SV | | #6

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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    MZW | | #7

    Would love, love, love this book in my library. Thank you for the opportunity to possibly win.

  8. Darla1957 | | #8

    I would love to add this book to my collection. Thanks a bunch for the opportunity to win.

  9. pyns | | #9

    Oh, the wonder and beauty of sewing with Pendleton wool. I remember when you could purchase it by the yard at Joan Fabrics and individual fabric stores. The plaids. the solids, the ease of creating with a wonderful US made fabric. Where can you purchase it now?

  10. brsnyder117 | | #10

    Love this idea! 2015 is the year of home dec sewing for me, so receiving this book would be most timely. Thanks for the opportunity!

  11. qstitcher | | #11

    Natural fibers are the best to work with! Another idea book for my library and fabric stash!

  12. beadembroiderer | | #12

    Not to show my insecurities, but pick me, pick me! This book could really be useful to me!

  13. Justatadfried2 | | #13

    Would love to win this book. Dorr Woolen Mill who carries Pendleton Wool is only about 45 mins from my home. Visit often for Penny Rug, Hooking and Quilting supplies. Beautiful Pendleton Products from blankets to clothing in the store. Sadly I am old enough to remember when the mill was running and the fabric was made in NH.

  14. joanrob8 | | #14

    I've learned so much since reading threads. Best magazine ever

  15. joanrob8 | | #15

    I've learned so much since reading threads. Best magazine ever

  16. Lindalou1617 | | #16

    I love Threads! I have learned soooo much.

  17. mjmadeit | | #17

    What's not to like about a book offered by Threads! Always an excellent resource and full of sewing fun!

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    WillaMcNeill | | #18

    Threads and Taunton Press have brought me so much good solid info over the years. Once had a chance to buy a shelf full of old Threads and jumped at it! Have a couple of old Pendleton rugs that are well loved. Wish I had more. Lots more.

  19. SarahAiko | | #19

    I would love this book!

  20. pamg | | #20

    I have a HUGE Taunton library and would LOVE to add this new book to my collection! ;-)

  21. Kildaren96 | | #21

    Perfect! I have some Pendleton wool fabrics and would love to see what else I could create with them for other than clothes.

  22. joanrob8 | | #22

    I used to do a lot of hand work but haven't done any in years. I'm starting from the beginning just like when I first learned. One step at a time. This book will help me remember what I've forgotten

  23. cher277 | | #23

    This book looks great, thanks for the chance to win.

  24. patcolehart | | #24

    Looks like a fabulous book to add to my sewing library.

  25. SonjaMcLane | | #25

    This would be great to win!!!!! I really enjoy hand stitching. [email protected]

  26. Jmccombs | | #26

    I love any projects that have to do with hand stitching. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  27. user-1142078 | | #27

    Sounds like a great book! And just in time to spruce up my newly remodeled home!

  28. minibea | | #28

    Hand-Stitched Home sounds like a great book.

  29. spooly | | #29

    My saved copies of Threads starts with No. 69. I need some new motivation and I bet I could find something unique in this book.

  30. KarenLongo | | #30

    I love hand stitched items!

  31. QuiltinBarb | | #31

    I would enjoy learning the "how to" parts in several sections of this book, and I enjoy historical information also! THANKS for a nice Giveaway!

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    bettystitch | | #32

    Beautiful projects. I love Pendleton wool both new and vintage.

  33. Caryl61 | | #33

    I love making hand crafted things for our home! This book would be a great resource and source of inspiration!
    Ruth L

  34. birdsews | | #34

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for the opportunity two get an autographed copy!

  35. user-3220369 | | #35

    Would like to win a book. Thank for the opportunity. Is this a drawing or does it matter what the comment is saying?

  36. CTAZquilter | | #36

    I have been sewing with Pendleton wools since the 60s. It's the BEST wool fabric in the USA! And I try to always buy American fabrics. This has become harder and harder. I'm a quilter, and most cottons are NOT made in the USA.

  37. kagssg | | #37

    This could help purge my awful scrap collection and allow breathing room in the sewing room! kag

  38. stsimon | | #38

    I've been on a fancy pillow kick recently and would love to see more ideas from the book.

  39. gladystoo | | #39

    I would love a copy of this book!!

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    annielizabeth | | #40

    Would love to own this book. Thanks Taunton Press for your great giveaways. Happy New Year everyone!

  41. Giggles0318 | | #41

    I love the personal touch of homemade items. This book would be a great addition to help with my inspirations!

  42. Clewtwo | | #42

    I would love to read this book. I recently made a wool plaid infinity scarf and was surprised to see how nicely the wool drapes. Would love to sew more projects using this fiber.

  43. CAS48 | | #43

    I would love to add more hand stitched items to my home.

  44. chachito | | #44

    It's nice to win free stuff but this book I really would like to win.

  45. User avater
    rosemaryschild | | #45

    Would like very much to win this book I have always enjoyed sewing of all kinds.

  46. Barbsews1 | | #46

    Love to sew home dec items would be a great asset to my library

  47. Barbsews1 | | #47

    Love to sew home dec items would be a great asset to my library

  48. user-981341 | | #48

    I have several vintage Pendleton shirts - this book is sure to provide me with inspiration to Upcycle them to new life!

  49. toobusy | | #49

    Thank you so much, I'd love to win this book.

  50. LizJK120 | | #50

    Sounds like a great book to have.

  51. AliceEliza | | #51

    The book sounds very interesting, and sewing for the home with wool would be unusual for me. I would love to win this book and sew with Pendleton wool.

  52. user-3862935 | | #52

    I have been collecting Pendleton garments from thrift stores ever since my Dad gave me his Pendleton shirt he received from my mother on their first Christmas in the 1940's. The workmanship is always superb and the clothing is a pleasure to wear. I would love to learn other ways this fabric is used beyond clothing.

  53. msbyrdt | | #53

    It seems like an interesting, informative book to own. Plus my Mom loved Pendleton clothing. I picked up the trait. One of my favorite clothing items was a red long cape that my Father fought me.

  54. greenbp | | #54

    Would love to win.

  55. lindachrisk2009 | | #55

    love love love pendleton fabrics... would love this

  56. User avater
    Michigwen | | #56

    Just took a peak, can't wait to see the entire book. New takes on some tried and true projects and updated color combos.

  57. User avater
    agapantha | | #57

    My home is definitely hand-stitched... and hand-duct taped... and hand-baling wired...and hand-glued...

  58. shellyrhds | | #58

    I would love to have this book! 2015 shall be the year of decorating our house we moved into 2 YEARS ago!! this would help with ideas and projects immensely!

  59. webolton | | #59

    Pendleton Wool...My all time favorite fabric. (Big smiles here.)

  60. togorose | | #60

    I love getting my emails from Threads, there is always something new that I did not know or if I did, there is an easier way of doing it or making an item. Thank you for the great magazine of which I have had subscriptions for at least five years now and will continue to has I believe it is the greatest sewing magazine for me.

  61. User avater
    monkemama | | #61

    I love to hand sew and this book would be of great interest to me.

  62. KathyRyz | | #62

    I would love to win a copy to help me redecorate my home!

  63. cj383 | | #63

    Would love to add another sewing book to my collection.

  64. maxine12 | | #64

    Handmade in the home always makes things cozier.

  65. User avater
    J_A_L | | #65

    While Threads magazine is a treasure trove of helpful hints and information, a copy of the Hand Stitched Home signed by the author would be a special treasure. Home sewing is my passion and that of the members of our church ministry. There seem to be many projects that would be of interest to members of our rural upstate NY community who would benefit from these completed projects. One of our members winters in AZ and can bring these projects to the ministry there, too! What a wonderful blessing to work with a prestigious wool!

  66. pathersl | | #66

    Any education is a good thing. Just love books!

  67. Jolianne | | #67

    I am a new Thread insider and starting my home craft library. It would be a lovely addition on my bookshelf.

  68. zapper45701 | | #68

    Sign me up. I quilt!

  69. kponcedeleon | | #69

    What a wonderful book to start a new year of projects. Thank you for the chance.

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    ArleJ | | #70

    Sounds wonderful. What a great opportunity to learn.

  71. B53 | | #71

    Thank you for the opportunity to enter this contest

  72. seemless | | #72

    I would really like to read up on the history. Wool plaid - so many opportunities.....

  73. User avater
    JaneinCT | | #73

    This looks like a wonderful book!

  74. User avater
    MZW | | #74

    Love it, love it, love it....would love to win this book!!!

  75. user-2033275 | | #75

    After visiting a Pendleton outlet in Portland a few years ago, I have been hooked on these beautiful fabrics! I came home with a suitcase full of fabric, and have sewn up every piece. This book would be a very special read!

  76. User avater
    nreed | | #76

    Loving Pendleton wool! Excited to maybe win this one!

  77. skmgardens | | #77

    .My husband has a Pedleton shirt from his terns and it is still in great shape.
    Would love to learn the history of such a high quality fabric. This would a great book to add to my sewing/quilting collection.

  78. HalfPintPoet | | #78

    I just finished my first complex wool project, and it has made me so interested in learning more!

  79. User avater
    malsews | | #79

    I want it! I need it! I've got to have it!!!!!

  80. Jocelynann | | #80

    I love sewing home projects - I have never won anything - but I love my Threads Magazines and can't wait for the next edition.

    Happy New Year - Jocelynann

  81. alohawahine808 | | #81

    Winning this book woul just be so awesome!

  82. Artsy_sewer | | #82

    I'd like to try the reverse applique on the leaf runner - a new adventure for me. Into the Bowl games now and I only like the replays of the best football plays, so TV time is wonderful for some handwork.

  83. Loveslearning | | #83

    What a nice offer. This would be a great win.

  84. User avater
    jamaco | | #84

    I love working with my hands and would enjoy this book - thanks for the opportunity

  85. User avater
    ustabahippie | | #85

    Would love to win this!

  86. megy | | #86

    What a great chance to add this book to my collection of sewing and creating books. Thank you

  87. Marie Johansen | | #87

    This would make such a good addition to my sewing library!
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  88. User avater
    pattylynn50 | | #88

    I looked at the write up and projects of the book on Amazon and it looks fantastic! Got my fingers, toes & eyes crossed hoping to win!

  89. lisanmchen | | #89

    This may just be the inspiration I need to get my groooove back! *fingers crossed*

  90. vestis3 | | #90

    Since moving to Oregon, I have been anticipating a tour of the Pendleton Mill. This book sounds wonderful!

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    user-1109649 | | #91

    Have always loved the lore and lure of Pendleton. Would love to have this book!

  92. user-4135712 | | #92

    I have three magazines of threads and suddenly a new world of stitching has been open up for me and I have been stitching for 50 years. Thank you threads for the opportunities tht you offer each month and week Anne de

  93. User avater
    jroach | | #93

    I hope I win, I hope I win!!!

  94. Carly_Sue | | #94

    Even though our machines are high tech, there is a lot to be said for knowing how to do hand sewing. We should all know how to do this.

    I have a few yards of Pendleton fabric that I need to something creative with. I would love to have this book.

  95. LadyEllenR | | #95

    We had toured the Fairbault Woolen mills many years ago and watching the fabric being made was a fascinating process. It would be interesting to read about how Pendleton Woolen mills produce their fabric. Projects are always welcome to add to my collection!

  96. BeesWings | | #96

    What a great give-away! Whoever wins will certainly love this book!

  97. Makntaktoo | | #97

    I would love to win this :)

  98. user-2380353 | | #98

    Hand Stitched Work, a very meditative medium to work in. It is most satisfying when not being judged or for hire. Having the moments to work a design onto fabric or fabric into a design that is hand wrought gives me a great deal of pleasure.

  99. Lainbrain | | #99

    I'd love to win this book on handstitching. Love to quilt by machine, not so good at hand sewing.

  100. User avater
    Maydge | | #100

    A lot of projects can be machine or hand stitched but I do feel that hand stitching adds a therapy edge that can't be compared to anything else, especially when you look at your completed project!

  101. User avater
    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #101

    It sounds as if there are some serious learnin' moments in this book.

  102. Pattij1013 | | #102

    Would love to have this book for it's history and wool techniques. Love hands on.

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