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More than 12 days of Christmas Savings!

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

Eileen's Machine Embroidery Blog

I’ve been scouring the pages of Designs for you looking for deals. I found tons of savings in this issue. So many advertisers generously offer discounts and rebates at this time of year. So take advantage of these special savings.


Embroider This!

Let’s start with Just type in coupon code DZ71 when you checkout and you’ll received 10% off your entire order. How cool is that? You can stock up on blanks for the next few months and stretch your savings over the winter.


Coupon code winter11 will put 10% back in your pocket when you checkout at Enjoy their trendy offering of appliqué designs, in-the-hoop projects and more.

Thread Art

Looking to stock up on embroidery and crafting supplies, then stop by and save 10% off your online order when using coupon DME1010.


Katelyn's Kreative Stitches

The stakes get a little higher over at You’ll enjoy 15% off when you enter code dzgns15. Look for sweet, simple designs that stitch up in a flash.


Sudberry House

Grab an adorable and timeless free cross stitch design at when you join the Yahoo Group at Sudberry House.


Sealed With A Stitch

Act now so you can enjoy 20% savings at The coupon code DIME20OFFND expires December 20, 2011.


Fun Stitch

If you’re charmed by the elf hat alphabet over at then act now and use coupon code DIME20 to receive 20% off your order. Of course, you don’t have to settle on the alphabet, there are tons of designs to browse – and purchase!



No reason to wait any longer to make your first purchase at Act now and deduct 20% off your first purchase; coupon code: DIME20.


Five Star Fonts

A huge selection of fonts awaits you at First-time buyers get a 20% discount off their purchase – see website for details.


Pickle Pie Designs

Newbies at also will receive 20% off their first order with coupon code DIME20.



Check out Monogram Wizard’s new online alphabet store at  Enter coupon code: DesignsFall on your first order and you’ll save 20%!


GG Designs Embroidery

GG Designs Embroidery is extending a big welcome to first time shoppers. Just enter coupon code: DIME and enjoy 25% off when shopping at


Embroidery Arts

Best bargain on the web this month goes to The industry’s go-to-source for elegant, historical and hip fonts is sharing the wealth with you this month.   Slash 30% off your entire purchase at the checkout!  You can buy one letter, two letters, entire fonts or tons of fonts but you’ll enjoy 30% off the whole month.

Designs in Machine Embroidery is even jumping into the holiday savings spirit with a $5.00 coupon off any Designs product. Just enter mistletoe when you check out.

Let’s not just focus on web savings – there are tons of deals in your local sewing machine dealer.  Many have holiday discounts but here’s some serious savings from machine manufacturers.


Baby Lock

You (or Santa) can save up to $500 instantly on a new Baby Lock machine. Visit for more details.



Brother has extended their Black Friday rebate offer until December 11th so hurry into your local Brother dealer to take advantage of this special offer, right now.



Have you had your eye on the Pfaff quilt expression™ 4.0?  There’s a $200.00 mail-in rebate that expires soon – December 15th.  Log on to and click on the Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll find sales announcements plus Pfaff has something new for you every day until Christmas Eve – from valuable sewing tips to downloadable gifts.  How cool is that?


Husqvarna Viking

Our friends at have new monthly specials every month but right now through December 15, you can enjoy a $500 manufacturer rebate plus a two-piece luggage set.  Hurry, the deal changes monthly!


Here’s your assignment this week:

If you’ve been browsing the pages of Designs Nov/Dec. 2011 issue, you’re probably wondering what happened to Platinum Embroidery’s ad on page 81. It wasn’t a typo, Platinum Embroidery wanted their ad displayed in that manner. Tell me what was different about their ad and you could win a $35.00 gift certificate to Designs’ website. Hope you win!

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We have lots of winners to announce this week!  4 Winners will receive $25 Gift Certificates to spend on and 1 luck winner will receive Designer Handbags!

The FOUR winners of last week’s assignment answered the following question: Christmas decorations and ornaments can evoke warm memories of childhood. What’s your favorite motif? Is it a star, reindeer, Santa, snowflakes or a menorah? Do you have a central theme running through your holiday decorations? Share your thoughts and you could be one of four lucky winners this week. What’s the prize? FOUR lucky winners will receive a $25.00 gift certificate from!

And the FOUR lucky winners are….
Winner 1:  Donna G. “Most of our decorations are those that have been handed down through the family, or are handmade. It makes for eclectic decor, but great holiday traditions and memories!”

Winner 2.  Beth R. “I love snowflakes, especially free-standing lace ornaments.  But then again, I love any ornament – the only theme that my decorations follow is ‘most anything (within reason) goes!”

Winner 3.  Tammy: “I am addicted to SWAK embroidery!!!  I have been coveting that mitten!   I LOVE Angels of any shape or size!!!  They are my favorite Christmas motif — Santas come in a close 2nd!!!!!”

Winner 4.  Doree Shandera: “My favorite ornaments are nativity scene ones. We have collected several over the years. Next favs are all the ornaments our 4 kids have made over the years.  We put them all on and have many fond memories.”

Congratulations to everyone!

Last Friday we posted a blog on Designer Handbags and asked the following question:
Want to win a copy of Designer Handbags? Just post a comment to tell me which of the fabric choices, Group A, B, C or D, shown above, did Nancy select for the taping and you could be the winner. The winner will be announced December 7, 2011

And the winner is…. Carol Morrow.   She correctly guessed Group C.  Congratulations Carol!

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  • Toni Melton

    The Platinum Embroidery ad was printed upside down! Interesting to learn they wanted it that way – it sure caught my attention!

  • Teresita Maldonado

    Thanks for posting all the great links for deals on embroidery.

  • Margie F.

    The ad is upside down. Quite the attention getter! Thanks for the list of all the good deals going on.

  • Kathy

    Thanks for feeding my addiction of embroidery designs. The ad for Platinum Embroidery was printed up side down.

  • Darlene Jacolik

    Thanks for letting us know about all of the great discounts. The ad was printed upside down.

  • Lean Jean Dancing Machine

    Thanks for bringing these special deals and discounts to my attention ;o) Who doesn’t want to save on the items we love!

  • June Young

    It caught my attention as much as it would have if it had jumped right off the page because it is up side down!

  • Gail Beam

    Thanks for letting us know about all of the great deals that are available. The ad was printed on the page upside down.

  • Michelle H

    the ad is posted upside down. it defintely catches the eye that way. I’m going to have to check out some of the great deals you listed

  • Michelle

    When working in the add department at the newspaper many years ago, I remember placing an add upside down to attract the eye. When it ran later, it was done in reverse (black background with the lettering in white) which really catches your attention.

  • Jean

    The ad was upside down – really makes it stand out!

  • Donna G.

    Whew! When i got my copy of the magazine and saw the upside down ad, I thought it was a huge mistake for the printers to overlook. Now I see it as a cool way to grab our attention!

  • Rachel D

    The ad is upside down. It’s an awesome way to grab your attention!

  • Jackie

    I have to say it did catch my eye and nice to know they asked it to be placed upside down. I thought it was a printer mistake and someone was going to be in trouble haha.

  • Lynnell B

    The ad is upside down. Great way to get noticed!

  • Shirley R

    The ad was printed upside down. Thanks for listing all the December “deals” on your blog!

  • Debbie M

    I thought it was an error at first. I thought about it some more and wondered if they wanted to grab our attention.

    Great list of deals in one place! I’ve used Embroider This for great blanks for gifts to embroider on and enjoyed the free designs.

  • Lillian Moser

    I’m so glad it was on purpose and not a printing error. The ad was upside down.

  • Gail MacKinney

    thank you so much for the great tips on websites and discount opportunities — can really use them especially at this time of the year!

  • Anne Marie Reilly

    It’s printed upside down. It got my attention because it was different.

  • Alice M

    The ad was printed upside down, different! Love your magazine!!

  • Carol Seavitt

    Thought the ad upside down was a mistake! But always love looking at the ads you have in the magazine.

  • Sheila

    Threw me for a loop because their ad was upside down – finding out it was intentional proves to me it was a good advertising gimmick!

  • Gayle Bowers

    Thanks for sharing information about all of the holiday deals! The ad was upside down. Great marketing/advertising idea!

  • Lyn Christian

    All of us at Platinum Embroidery want to say THANKS for having fun with us and our ad. The Designs staff were so great to accomodate us and I think they had as much fun with it as we did. We want to say thanks to our favorite Magazine Designs and their staff, and to all of the readers and wish you all a very Merry Christmas. We hope you will come visit us often as new things are always coming into play.

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