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Friday, December 21, 2012

Fun Friday Giveaway Sponsored by Craftsy


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I'm delighted to announce the Fun Friday Giveaway today, which is sponsored by Craftsy.  Before I share insights about this giveaway, I'd like to share insights on why SewCalGal absolutely loves Craftsy:




Classes:  They have a wonderful selection of on-line classes for quilting, sewing, knitting, cooking and many more interests.  All of these classes allow you to view at your leisure  starting and stopping at any time, as well as repeating a class as often as you'd like.  And, they are all very reasonably priced.





Workshops:  Their workshop selection is also excellent, with a number of fun workshops for quilting, sewing, knitting and more.  Unlike classes, these workshops are project focused, but you are still able to start and stop your workshop anytime, as well as repeat as often as you'd like.  And, the prices are frequently less than a cost of a pattern.   And, you get the instructions to make the project when you take the workshop (you don't have to purchase an additional pattern when you pay for the workshop).





Patterns:  Craftsy does sell patterns and has a good selection for quilting, clothing, home decor, accessories and more.  These are all PDF patterns that are easy to download and are available for a very reasonable price.  I'm wanting to make this beautiful Swirled Christmas wallhanging, by Frivolous Necessity, for next Christmas.

Projects:  Craftsy has a Project area where you can share images and insights on your projects, as well as get inspired by seeing what others have made and shared.    This beautiful Star Medallion Tree skirt was made by Deonn
BLOG:  Craftsy also has a fun blog where great tips, contest, and inspiration are shared.   They've even been running a series of posts to help those in the business better understand various social media tools.  And they wrote a great article that talked about the question of should those in the business be on Facebook?

DEALS:  Craftsy has an online store with some super deals.  And, every day they have amazing new daily deals.  Who would like to find Riley Blake Rolie Polie (Mod Tod) in their Christmas stocking?  At the time of writing this post, this yummy roll of fabric was 50% off  (on sale at $10.50, regularly $21).
And, Craftsy has an amazing sale going on thru December 24th.  All Classes are on sale up to 75% off. This is their best sale of the year!





http://www.craftsy.com
https://www.facebook.com/craftsy

Disclosure:  SewCalGal has recently become a Craftsy Affiliate.  Those that register for a class at Craftsy or make a purchase from their online store, via using the link through my affiliate program, will help to get funds donated back to SewCalGal which will be used to help supplement shipping costs for prizes that SewCalGal ships.  After shipping a book to a winner in France, which cost $10.60 to ship that one package, I realized I needed to pursue this affiliate program.  And, I hope you understand why I did.  It in no way will influence my reviews of Craftsy, as I fell in love with them long before I became a Craftsy Affiliate.  I will still write honest reviews, sharing my own opinion. As I've hosted well over 200 prize giveaways this year, the majority of them being items that I shipped, while I do greatly appreciate "Postage Angels" such affiliate programs will hopefully help enable SewCalGal to continue to host such giveaways and contests in the future.


Did I mention a giveaway?



Craftsy has offered a copy of their software to followers of SewCalGal that live in the United States or Canada.  Public followers can simply leave a message on this post to let me know you are interested in winning a Mystery Gift Package from Craftsy, with an estimated $100+ value and will feature a combination of fat quarters, charm packs, and design rolls.







SewCalGal will randomly select and announce a winner on Friday, December 28th.

Want an extra entry?

For those on Facebook, "like" Craftsy's page and leave a comment on their page letting them know SewCalGal sent you.  Come back here and leave a 2nd comment, to claim this extra entry.

Update:


The Random Number generator was used to select a winner, as always.  It is an easy to use tool that allow the number of entries to be used to identify a winner.



Congratulations to lucky #85 - Allison



Congratulations to Allison.


SewCalGal is also happy to announce the winner of the Fun Friday Giveaway, sponsored by MyMemories software, from last week.  Congratulations to Karen M (Karen's Sewing Room).


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liberal sprinkles said...

yes please, I would love to win some fabrics!

grace

Jytte R said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I would love to win the fabric.

Gill said...

Thank you - count me in please!

Anita in Florida said...

Who wouldn't want to win some fabric!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Raewyn said...

I live outside the USA so aren't eligible - but I have recently discovered Craftsy and think it's Great!!

Nina Marie said...

Ohhhh yeah I'm a follower that is interested - I've been meaning to take a class - just haven't gotten around to it!

Nina Marie said...

I just liked them on FB didn't realize they had a page!

Karen M said...

Wow! I would love to win a slew of fabric. Thanks so much for the chance.

Monika said...

It's hard to see all those giveaways in th US when you're not eligible New Zealander but I understand well the postage issues. So if I am eligible in this instance I would love to win, if not - happy holidays to you and thanks for all the inspiration you haven given me in 2012!!!

lefuntz said...

Love the giveaways and LOVE Cratsy!

lefuntz said...

I have several classes from Craftsy in my account And let them know I like you too!

Twinkle Toes said...

Love Craftsy classes - would love a Crafsty Goody bag!

Twinkle Toes said...

Been to crafty on facebook, liked and commented!

Craftsy and SewCalGal - what a combination! :o)

Ruth said...

I would love to win a mystery box!

Michele said...

Of course I would love to win.

Deb said...

I would love to win the mystery box-thanks so much!

Deb said...

Just commented on the Craftsy FB page!

Purl Buttons said...

I would like to win!

Purl Buttons said...

I "liked" Craftsy on FaceBook.

Jackie said...

I'd love to win a Mystery package! Thank you for the opportunity.

Jackie said...

I have liked Craftsy on Facebook!

Gene Black said...

I would love to win a Craftsy Mystery Package. I am a huge fan of Craftsy.

Gene Black said...

I like Craftsy on FB and I left a message saying you sent me.

susan said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you for offering it.

susan said...

I liked craftsy on facebook and told them you sent me.

Anonymous said...

I love Craftsy! Awesome learning platform. I watch pretty much every day!

Juanita Lanaux said...

I am definitely interested in winning a Mystery Gift Package from Craftsy! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I previously Liked Craftsy on Facebook. I just left a comment that I was linking over.

Juanita Lanaux said...

I have liked Craftsy on Facebook. :)

B Greene said...

I would love to win a Mystery Box from Craftsy! What a great Christmas present that would be!

B Greene said...

I like Craftsy's Facebook page and i left a comment saying you sent me over for a look. Thanks for the great giveaway!

ylrbmk said...

Super giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Joanna said...

It sounds like a wonderful giveaway. I get Craftsy emails. Glad to know about your affiliation in case I order.

Laura said...

Thanks for a chance for some new fabric!

Laura said...

I liked them on FB and left them a message!

Joanne said...

I am a huge fan of Craftsy too. Good that you have become an affiliate, I hope it helps you out lots. Thanks!

LynCC said...

Hi :) I'm a follower, and sure - I'd love the Craftsy offering!

Hilachas said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

tpott said...

Of course I'd love more fabric, wouldn't everyone? Thank you, SewCal and Craftsy!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I'm a follower and my curiosity is peaked!!

Laurie said...

Fabric? Free? NICE!!! I love the Craftsy classes... count me in!

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau said...

I'd love to win a Mystery package! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patti said...

I am very interested in being entered in the giveaway. Thanks for a chance. And have a lovely holiday.

quilt chick said...

Free fabric. That is one of the nicest phrases in the English language.I would love to win some.

Sandy D said...


absolutely I would like to win some fabric.Thanks for a chance.Merry Christmas.

Sandy D said...

I liked Craftsy on FB. I do follow them by newsletter

Kristin said...

Woo Hoo and Merry Christmas. Great giveaway and thanks for all your work this year!

Becki said...

I would love to win the mystery package. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

Courtneysews said...

I'd love a mystery box! Surprises AND Fabric...what could be better! Thanks!

giddy99 said...

A Mystery package of fabric?!? SO EXCITING! Yes, please. :)

giddy99 said...

I like Craftsy on Facebook, and left them a post! :)

Melissa said...

Who wouldn't want a mystery package from Craftsy!? I also really want to take the machine quilting negative space class!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I love a good surprise! Thnx.

Diana said...

I'd love to win!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

I'm interested in the Mystery give away. I love a surprise. Thanks for the opportunity.

berylthepearl said...

I love mystery fabrics, thanks for the giveaway!

DebrafromMD said...

I love the Craftsy platform. I'm enrolled in many of their classes and they are all very well done.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oooh... I love a good mystery! Thanks for your giveaway!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I like Craftsy on FB.

Nancy said...

Craftsy is wonderful. And who wouldn't want more fabric for her stash.

Karen said...

I'm hearing so many good things about Craftsy - thanks for sharing.

Quilting Babcia said...

I love their class platform and that you own your classes forever, but had not checked out their other features yet! Will do so today!

Quilting Babcia said...

and I just "liked" them on FB and mentioned you in a msg there.

suemac said...

I love Craftsy. I have purchased patterns, downloaded free patterns, taken free classes and purchased a class. Love it all.

Patti said...

Wonderful giveaway! I have a couple of Craftsy classes and plan for more.

patchouli moon studio said...

I sell tutorials and patterns on Craftsy. Most of mine are free. It's a cool place for everyone. Thanks for a chance to win.

Patti said...

I have already liked Craftsy on Facebook, and added a comment today that I came from here! Thanks again!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thank you for this....I would love to win....I do follow SewCalGal

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I did like on FB

Jean said...

Thanks for the opportunity...I would love to win a mystery pack from Craftsy!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Very cool giveaway!! I have my fingers crossed for sure!! Merry Christmas.

Kathy said...

Thanks for the giveaway chance! I recently purchased a Craftsy class - I'm "saving" it until after Christmas to do over the New Year's weekend.

Kathleen C said...

Thanks for writing about Craftsy. I've come across the name recently, and now your review gives me the info I needed.
As always you have a generous giveaway. I'm glad you're an 'affiliate'-the postage surely adds up.

Gari in AL said...

I like fabric and I like winning so what a great combination this would be.

Carol Sc said...

Yes, I would love to win a mystery gift box. ...and, I appreciate your explanation of the various areas of Craftsy.com.

Holli said...

I'm a big fan of Craftsy - love getting patterns and lessons on being a better sewer! Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Pam Pollock said...

Thank you for the chance to win. What a great way to end the year. Merry Christmas!

Terrie Sandelin said...

I've signed up for a couple of classes and Craftsy because of your free motion challenges. The classes are great. I'll definitely take more and I think it's great your going the affiliation route. The basket of goodies sounds pretty fun, too!

Rachel said...

I love their mystery boxes. I've ordered a couple previously, and they are so fun to open up!

Rachel said...

I liked Craftsy on fb.

Linda Moran said...

LOVE the Craftsy classes - liked their page!

Lana said...

I love mystery giveaways! Thank you both for the chance to win...
:)

Linda Moran said...

...and I would LOVE to win the mystery box - I never win anything.....

Allison C said...

I would love a mystery package! Thanks for the chance.

Allison C said...

I like Craftsy on FB and left them a message

WoolenSails said...

I would love to be entered. I need to learn some new things this year, online classes are nice since I can learn from home.

Debbie

Jeanne said...

It would be great to win the mystery package. Thanks for the chance!

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love surprises of the fabric kind!
Thank you for the chance :D

Becky said...

I absolutely love Craftsy! I've made yarn and fabric purchases there and have been very please too. I would love a mystery box!

Rebecca said...

Oh, I would LOVE a mystery box - so fun! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I'm a FB fan and commented on their wall (Rebecca Marie)

Deb said...

I'd love to win some fabric. Thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

What a fun prize! I would love to win!

Anonymous said...

I really LOVE Craftsy, and would LOVE to win this particular giveaway!!! I just got 2 quilty classes on Craftsy for my birthday and am waiting for Santa to bring me the stuff on the supply lists so that I can begin. In the meantime, I've just taken 2 free mini classes where a total of 4 different projects were taught. What a great site!

Lynn said...

I have recently discovered Craftsy. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Estie said...

Yes, yes, I am interested in winning the mystery gift package from Craftsy.

Marelize Ries said...

I would love to win!!
Liked Craftsy on FB and left a comment...

Mary Jerz said...

I love surprises! Thanks Craftsy and SewCalGal!

Newbie Jen said...

I also love Craftsy. I picked up a few classes for myself during their recent sale, but there are more on my list I would like to take!

Newbie Jen said...

I also "like" them on facebook.

Lindi said...

Sounds sooo mysterious, yes put me in the pot, no I mean drawing.

CathyH said...

A Mystery Package? Count me in - and thank you for the giveaway offering!

Fibercrafter said...

It would be soooo fun to win a Mystery Package! Thanks for the chance.

Patricia said...

I love mysteries! To win a mystery fabric package would be fun!

Nina Delaune said...

i'D LOVE TO WIN THE FABRIC!!!!!

Brita said...

I love Craftsy! I've signed up for nearly all of the freebies, as well as the quilting with templates with Kimmy Brunner, and the quilting in negative spaces with Angela Walters. way fun!

Brita said...

Oops, forgot to mention, I'd love to win a mystery package from Craftsy!

Tink said...

Fabics? Did someone say fabrics? That's just as good as dark chocolate and sewing burns calories! :-)

Barb said...

You are always so generous with your time and shipping, no one faults you at all...you should ask for shipping from the receiver but I am glad to see that you are finding ways to make it possible to ship to others. You are amazing....did I say I was your number one fan???? No need to count me in this giveaway...

Grandma Barbara said...

I would very much like to win this. I really need more fabric (doesn't everyone?)

Jenny Larking said...

I would love to win the mystery package of fabric. Thank you. jennylarking@gmail.com

Lisa Cox said...

Ooh, I love surprises! I was looking at those mystery boxes the other day. Now if only I had the extra cash to get one.
I follow via GFC

Lisa Cox said...

I already Like Craftsy on Facebook, but I did leave a comment.

Kathy MacKie said...

I would love to win this giveaway and I'm a follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

I like Craftsy on FB now and told them you sent me their way.

Debi said...

I am already a follower SewCalGal and this is a great giveaway.

Debi said...

i also already like Craftsy on FB!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Would love to win some fabric, thanks so much for the chance.

sarar1234 said...

I love your blog and would love to win some... Can't believe I hadn't "liked' Craftsy before

Carolyn said...

What a wonderfully generous giveaway! And at Christmas time, too. :) I LOVE Craftsy. I've taken several classes and love them and all of the patterns they offer. SO glad I found them! Thank you for the chance at your giveaway and Merry Christmas!

Carolyn said...

I've "liked" and followed Craftsy on Facebook for quite some time. Love them!

mary mahoo said...

I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance.

sewfunquilts said...

Sounds wonderful and thanks for sharing with us....Again! I enjoy Craftsy and am currently enrolled in two diff. classes.

Choose me...choose me...choose me. LOL

Mara said...

I love getting my patterns off of Craftsy.

Nanbon44 said...

please enter my name in the drawing, I can always put fabric to good use.... plus I am such a fabric addict, love it all

Nanbon44 said...

liked craftsy page

Meghan said...

What a fun giveaway, thanks!

Annette Schultz said...

what a fun and fabulas friday give away..... please include me :0)
in stitches

Jane Smith said...

I just love Craftsy & Sew Cal Gal. Thank you both for the fab give-aways.

Diane said...

I love Craftsy classes. Thanks for the giveaway.

shelly said...

Love your blog and Craftsy rocks, have taken some classes!

Marcia W. said...

I am a public follower of the SewCalGal blog. Please include me in the drawing for that wonderful mystery box.

Marcia W. said...

We already liked Craftsy on FB so left a message that sewcalgal sent us from Marcia and Margaret
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and congratulations on your partnership with Craftsy.

Janet said...

Yes please - I would love to win the package.

Denise Mitchell said...

Yes, yes ,yes I would love to win some fabric!

Diane Wild said...

I always have room for more fabric. Thanks for the chance.

Kd Brown said...

Please count me in. Mystery boxes are always the best!

Kd Brown said...

I left a comment on the Craftsy Facebook page saying you sent me (I already "Like"d them). Thank you so much SewCalGal! You're the BEST!!! And you're my favorite blogger. :)

Tanya said...

Sounds like fun! I love to get mail :)

Sharon said...

Oh I keep trying SewCalGal maybe one of these days I will win...lol Merry Christmas to you and thanks for all you do. I am a big craftsy fan also...

Sharon said...

I did leave a message on their fb page....Want to win that fabric......take care

ritainalaska said...

you betcha! i am interested in winning a craftsy mystery box! i've seen the yarn mystery boxes and have thought about getting one.

ritainalaska said...

i have been to craftsy's fb page, liked and left a comment there.

Heather said...

I knew about craftsy classes, but not about the workshops. They sound interesting and I will have to check them out!

Debbie said...

OH yes!! I would love to win a Craftsy Mystery box!!! I've been a follower of Craftsy's blog for a long time ( just a quiet one )

Debbie said...

I posted on Craftsy's FB page that my friend SewCalGal sent me :)

Barb and Sharon said...

I've signed up for several Craftsy classes. I'd love a chance to win a mystery box of fabric!
Barb@Witsend

Donna said...

Craftsy free tytorials are great - I've signed up for the free BOMs, and I would like to win the prize from Craftsy.

Kate Brown said...

I love Craftsy and always see so many of their fabrics I would love to get. They have some incredible buys. I would so love a chance to win!

Kate Brown said...

I already like Craftsy on FB :)

Bonnie58 said...

Wow, great giveaway. I have already signed up for a couple of Crafty classes. they are great and I sure could use some fabric to go with those classes. Thanks for sharing.

Mimi said...

I love a mystery... sounds amazing!! Thanks for the chance!!

Mimi said...

I liked them on FB and left a comment that you sent me!! Thanks for a second chance!!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Phyllis said...

I'd love to enter please! Thank you!

Phyllis said...

Already "like" Craftsy on fb..just left a comment there.

tesuque said...

A mystery giveaway ... how exciting.

The Village Queen said...

Love some fabrics and love Craftsy too! Thanks for the chance.

The Village Queen said...

And I Like on facebook too!

teachpany said...

I love Craftsy, too. You never know what will pop up there, and it's all fun. Congrats on your affiliation. You deserve the support!

teachpany said...

I follow Craftsy on Facebook. Merry Christmas!!

tesuque said...

Went to Craftsy on Facebook and ended up buying another class.

Cecilia said...

I've enjoyed some of Craftsy's free classes. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I like Craftsy on Facebook and left a comment.

scottylover said...

I would LOVE to win a mystery pack from Craftsy! I have been looking at some of their classes, too, as well as their deals!

Thanks,
Sandy A

Colleen said...

Sounds like a great prize. I'm a Craftsy fan too. I'm a follower of your blog.

Rosemary said...

Would love to win this mystery pack from Craftsy! I love their classes!

Rosemary said...

I also liked Craftsy on facebook and told them you sent me!

Virginia Guin Reese said...

WOuld love to win this mystery prize for the friday giveaway. I love craftsy classes.

Cathy said...

I would love to have Craftsy's software! Thanks for the chance...

Missy Shay said...

This would be an awesome gift to win!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Kathy ~~~ said...

Would love to win a mystery pack from Craftsy. Thanks for the chance.

OhioLori said...

Oh yes!!! Would loooove to win a Mystery Box of goodies from Craftsy!!

Thank you for chance to win your Drawing!! :)

grammas said...

I wonder what is in the mystery box!!!

Kathrynn said...

I would love to win the Mystery Box, thanks

Eunique said...

I LOVE Craftsy! So I would love ro win fabric from them!

Nancy said...

I've taken Craftsy classes and you're right... they are excellent. Thanks to you, and them, for a chance to win the Mystery Box.

Rhonda said...

Would love to win... I love Craftsy!

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Lisa Quintana said...

I have taken other online classes, but I will give Craftsy some serious thought. I noticed that they ahve some free classes right now, as well as some discounted ones which I think I will do to see if I like them or not.

Judy1522 said...

It would be great to win a Craftsy mystery package.

What Comes Next? said...

I would love to receive a Craftsy gift pack! I've taken several classes and love the format and content.
Merry Christmas to you!

Patty D from NC said...

I would love to win a gift pack! Thanks!

paulette said...

Ohhhh I love a good mystery!! Thanks for the chance to win one!!
Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best!
Paulette

Sunshine said...

I love Craftsy and giveaways!

Sunshine said...

I left a note on Craftsy's FB page for a 2nd entry in the giveaway. I'm excited, LOL.

Texas JennyWren said...

How fun - I LOVE surprizes and especially LOVE fabric!! Sounds like the perfect giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!

leenah said...

oh, would love to win - i just got sale items from their shop, lovely things!

Sewing4Anna said...

I've taken a bunch of Craftsy classes and have learned so much. Count me in on the giveaway!

Sewing4Anna said...

Like Craftsy on FB and posted a mention for SewCalGal!

Ella said...

Thanks for a chance to win! This sounds awesome!

Michelle Hudak said...

Count me in, please...a mystery box sounds like fun!

shel704 at aol dot com

Michelle Hudak said...

Liked Craftsy on Facebook and left a comment you sent me:
https://www.facebook.com/craftsy/posts/559866824040769

shel704 at aol dot com

Pat V. said...

I have purchased some awesome fabric on sale from Craftsy over the past year. I'm looking forward to trying some of their classes in 2013.

EngrSandi said...

I love Craftsy and would love to win some fabric! What an incredible giveaway!

EngrSandi said...

I like Craftsy on FB and have left a comment.

Margaret said...

I would love to win this prize from Craftsy. I love their site and already am enrolled in 6 of their classes

Margaret said...

I do like Craftsy on facebook.

June D said...

Sounds like a great give away. Pls put my name in the hat for this drawing! Thanks.

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