WeAllSew Celebrates Our Awesome Fans

Amazing! We’ve just reached 59,000 likes on our BERNINA USA Facebook fan page, and that means it’s time for another giveaway! We quickly gained another 1,000 fans to hit 59,000 likes on our Facebook fan page—we love our fans! As a way to say “Thank You!” to all who join us at Facebook to share your love of sewing and creating with us, we are holding another special giveaway. If you are already a fan of BERNINA USA on Facebook, then you know that we’ve pledged to host a giveaway with a chance to win fun prizes like goody-bags, sewing books and even fabrics right here each and every time we gain another 1,000 likes through the end of 2013! Join in the fun by clicking over to our fan page, Like us, and be sure to keep your eyes open for our next giveaway.

Our prize for this drawing is a must-have for any stitcher, the Swiss Sew-Essential tool from BERNINA! To enter the random drawing for a chance to win, simply respond to the question below with a comment to this blog post. (The contest is open for comments through tomorrow, September 12 at 12:00 midnight Central Time. We’ll announce the winner right here at WeAllSew.com next week, so stay tuned and good luck to you!)

Our question for the giveaway is:

Are you planning on hand making gifts for the holidays this year? What is your favorite project to make and give for the holidays?


Sweepstakes Rules: Open to residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. One comment per fan. Comment must be submitted to the WeAllSew.com blog within 24 hours after blog post posting by September 12, 12:00 midnight Central Time. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner announcement one week after sweepstakes ends.

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Congratulations to the winner of our 59,000 Facebook likes contest, WeAllSew fan jcrow54! Enjoy your Swiss Sew-Essential tool!

135 thoughts on “WeAllSew Celebrates Our Awesome Fans

  1. I’m planning on making gifts for close friends and family, and stuff that will ship safely for family across the country. Locally, I’m going to be making blown egg ornaments, but I’ll probably be making fabric ornaments for my cross-country family.

  2. I love to make gifts for the holidays. I usually make some home decor item or make a blanket or something for my family. I love to make things that they can use in their everyday life, those are the type of gifts I love to make and give.

  3. Every year I make hand-crafted gifts for family. Each year it is usually something different, last year was hot pads for the kitchen. This year I have a different project in mind but I won’t say in case any of my family members are members of this site…I don’t want to spoil the surprise. My favorite patterns for holiday gift-giving are useful items that I can make and customize for each recipient. That way everyone gets the same amount of ‘love’ and energy but each one is still thoughtful and unique.

  4. I plan to make a lot of gifts this year!!! My favorite is table runners. Easy to make many kind and you can always have a different look for the holidays or season.

  5. I always make quilts for different relatives. Last year I made two for my two nieces. This year I’m making one for my mother in law and one for my sister in law. They were sad last year that they didn’t receive quilts. So, I already made one and am working on the second right now.

  6. Yes, I’m planning to make flannel quilts for two nieces and table setting for two sisters. More if I can get it done. This tool would sure help me go faster – hope I win!

  7. I will be making something..but have to decide what. I’m still mulling over ideas..skirts or aprons for the children, maybe purses or totes. The problem is coming up with something different every year!

  8. I usually make something but haven’t thought about this year’s yet. I have made pillowcases for grandchildren and table runners for the homes in the past. I guess it is time to start this years projects isn’t it.

  9. My grandkids all enjoy having a new pair of fleece pants every Christmas. I try to make an afghan or quilt for the “big kids.” I make tiny crocheted snowflakes to give to friends and neighbors every year for their trees or windows, too.

  10. I love making quilts for each member of our family. I’ve still got several more in the process of being finished! The look on each of their faces is priceless!!!

  11. I am going to make the grandson’s tote bags for their sports gear, the granddaughters some doll clothes, and some of the rest of my family, table runners and hot pads. For my co-workers, I am going to make some FSL ornaments. If I have time, I might make my parents a quilt! Guess I better get off the computer and get busy!

  12. I have already started Christmas gifts. Table runners and purses. I am also making my Grandson a quilt. I love giving something that I have made especially with my Bernina!!

  13. Last year I made little bowl cozies for heating something in the microwave! Big hit!
    One year I made coffeecup cozies and potholders, too. I can not reveal this year’s sewn gift or it would not be a surprise!

  14. Yes, I do plan on making gifts for the holidays. I usually make embroidered items-ornaments,tree skirts, pictures,pillows, table runners and kitchen towels and mitts.

  15. Of course I’ll made some of the gifts! Last year my favorite was hats. This year I am working on crocheted dishrags and doll clothes. That little tool would be awesome.

  16. I enjoy making and giving paperpieced potholders with Christmas themed designs. I’ve been told though that many of them never see the kitchen, they end up on walls or tabletops as decorations.

  17. I enjoy making flannel rag quilts as Christmas gifts. Ours stays out all year long. ☺ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win your awesome giveaway! I’d be beyond thrilled to win a Swiss Sew-Essential tool!

  18. I always PLAN on making gifts for Xmas, but time seems to get the best of me. I finally got realistic and I try to make a quilt for one member of the family each year. That way I don’t stress out that all of them are not done. I only have to stress about one!

  19. I like making embroidered tea towels for my friends.
    I made monogram pockets and stitched them on T-shirts for my daughter and her co-teachers.
    I have also made personalized ornaments for everyone in the family.
    It just varies from year to year… there is so much inspiration on the ‘net!


  20. I am making 5 lap quilts with Christmas fabric for our 4 children and their families as well as for an doctorate exchange student who we call unofficially adopted.

  21. My favorite holiday item to make: Christmas stockings with quilted fabric. Once I have the pattern, can do so much to make each individual. Have made for all my kids and two grandkids. And easy to make for charity holiday bazaars. Also going to make holiday potholders this year.

  22. My favorite project to make and give for the holidays would definitely be a quilt! And yes, I do have some planned for this year. Winning this would be super sweet! I always keep a small knife like this in my purse, and having a Bernina one that’s all about sewing would make it the best one ever!!!

  23. I am making quilted table runners for my daughters. I am new to quilting but have been sewing for years and love to make ruffled holiday skirts for my granddaughters and felt projects for the grandsons.

  24. Yes I always try to make some gifts. This year I am going to make little purses for our local PCAP women, PJ bottoms for the food bank Xmas house and pillow slips.

  25. I’ve been collecting t-shirts all year for family members. Now it’s time to start sewing. I’m guessing everyone will be surprised and pleased when they open their own special t-shirt quilt.

  26. I am always on the lookout for things to make with yoyo’s! In about a week, I’ll dig through my Christmas Fabric scraps (I buy FQs on clearance) and start cutting out circles. Throw them in a basket & start yoyo-ing while watching TV, waiting at the doctor’s office, etc. By the end of October, I’ll have a TON of them. Then I start making ornaments, or whatever cute little pattern I’ve found by then. Nothing too hard. . .after all, it’s the holidays & I don’t want to stress over these little gifts of love.

  27. It depends on the person who I’m making a gift for. This year I’m making Xmas tree skirts for my 2 nieces and nephew. They all liked the one I made for their sister last year, so I guess I’ll be busy with those. I also make table runners or totes as gifts.

  28. I love sewing Christmas projects and Christmas gifts. Holiday table runners are my favorite things to make but am always looking for new and quick things to make.

  29. I am making holiday gifts! I love making purses or wallets for the ladies in my family and dresses for my baby girl and my niece. Also, this year, I’m making little felt fruit and veggies to go with my daughter’s new kitchen she’s getting (from grandparents)!

  30. Last Christmas I made quilts for one granddaughter and one daughter, so this year I hope to get a couple made for another daughter and granddaughter, plus some dance and gymnastic bags for two more granddaughters. So I better get busy!

  31. I like to make fleece blankets or cross-stitch little Christmas tree ornaments. Although, this year I’m trying to make my husband a felt stocking–to match the one my mom made for me when I was little.

  32. I will sew tags for suitcases. They are small enough to make a few and will help my family to not grab the wrong suitcase at the baggage claim. (Just happened!) They seem to be a nice litlle Christmas gift that can be used all year long.

  33. Are you planning on hand making gifts for the holidays this year?
    Yes, I will be making hand gifts for the holidays this year. I love to make the small stockings for the cutlery placement on the tables. I use sequins, beads and trims with using the blanket stitch on the outside borders.

    What is your favorite project to make and give for the holidays?
    I make a matching table runner for the table by machine-sometimes with embroidery motifs. Whatever the theme is for the stocking, I also make a napkin to match with the sewing machine and serger. The guest will take home the stocking and the matching napkin as a hostess gift.

    I love the holidays. They are wonderful to create and make gifts!

  34. I probably won’t be sewing many Christmas gifts this year as I will be busy sewing dresses for my wedding Dec. 28. But I love to make gift for friends and family. I like to sew things they can use like shopping bags and aprons.

  35. I will make some personalized fsl (free standing lace) wine glass ids for my family and friends. You place the fsl ids around the base/foot of the wine glass, so you don’t mistake your wine glass for some one else wine glass. I use my embroidery module and Designer Plus software to make them.

  36. I plan to make some super glam Christmas cards this year. I can use my Bernina 300 Series machine to sew fabrics and trims onto card stock, and I can use my Bernina serger with decorative threads in the loopers to create thread chains, which will make nice borders for the cards.

  37. I am planning to make fabric books for my parents and in-laws. I will use applique, photo transfer and quilting. I will also use the new Tim Holtz fabric line to bridge my love of paper crafts and mixed media with quilting.

  38. Yes, I like to make something for the grandchildren each year. So far I have not decided on this years project. But, I do something different each year, as they change and grow.

  39. I will be making tree skirts for my adult children, and pajamas for the grand kids this Christmas. I love making sets of embroidered hand towels to have on hand for hostess gifts.

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