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20 Days of Savings!


It’s that time of the year again and two words we all like to hear right now…on sale. I’ve poured over the latest issue of Designs and discovered many discounts you can take advantage of before Christmas. Enjoy and happy shopping!

Wow – Baby Lock has got the lock on savings right now. Own a Baby Lock for only $99! That’s a great gift for a budding seamstress. They also have a trade in promotion for you to pick up your own Baby Lock Crescendo along with special bundle offers on sergers and 0% financing for 48 months on select Baby Lock purchases. Visit their jam packed promotions page for more details.


 Brother Sewing Logo

Not to be outdone Brother’s featured Embroider the Magic promotion includes a $100 prepaid gift card when you purchase the Duetta 2. But hurry this deal ends December 10th.



Next we’ve got Planet Applique with so many adorable designs it’s hard to pick just one. And with their $0.50 Christmas Designs sale, why should you. Stock up on appliqués and get free alphabet designs with every qualified purchase.


Holiday Door Buster Sales are offered at the Sewphisticated Stitcher. Get 20% off a selection of sprays, 25% off gift items and many more. No coupon code required.



I can’t think of anything more luxurious than an all-expense paid, trip for two to Germany, Austria and Switzerland! You could be jet setting right along Joyce and Fred Drexler, the co-founders of Sulky of America as they celebrate 25 years of Sulky.



And speaking of being on the inside track Digistitches has coupon codes, special offers and free designs just by signing up for their newsletter.



Five Star Fonts also offers coupons to their newsletter subscribers and if you are a new customer we’ve got a special coupon code for 20% OFF! Just enter coupon: dime-nov  – offer expires Jan 15, 2013.



Want some free designs? Embroider This! has over 300 on their site and if use coupon code: DZ77 you’ll get 10% off your order.


 EmLibrary Sale


Get a move on Over the River and Through the Woods at Embroidery Library. They’ve handpicked 100 winter scene designs of beautifully colored birds, winter snow, woodland creatures and more. You can also find silhouettes and samplers in the collection. Get each for only $1.25! Hurry the sale ends Dec. 11th.


Janome has an amazing Holiday Wishbook full of coupons; there are just too many deals to name. It’s also fun to flip through the book online and hear the pages turn as you click your mouse. What a neat book!



Husqvarna Viking has sweetened the deal by offering a $250 rebate plus bonus gift with any purchase of a Designer Ruby deluxe and a $500 rebate plus a 2 piece luggage set with the purchase of the Designer Diamond deluxe. Visit Husqvarna Viking to find a dealer near you.



And head on over to Embrilliance to see how their software can make your life easier.



Urban Threads is a fun young company with lots of contemporary designs. Their Merry Monster (in the hoop) project is one of the cutest candy cane holders and will certainly be a topic of conversation around your tree.

Talk about a bargain. Adorable Ideas has designs that start at only $0.25 and there are over 16k to choose from.

Buzzzz on over to Buzz Tools and try their embroidery catalog software for free! You sure can’t beat free.

OregonPatchWorks has some specials in their Embroidery Playground including 25% off all designs!

If you are looking for decorations to finish off your Christmas tree then head over to ZippyDesignZ. Their Lace Icicle Ornaments are one of my favorites.

Bunnycup Embroidery has specials each and every month. For December take advantage of The More You Buy, The More You Save sale! Buy one get one free, buy two get three free, buy three get six free and so on up to fifteen free sets.

Free shipping at Hoop Sisters! Use code dme1212 and check out their beautiful Christmas Tree Skirt.

EmbroideryOnline is giving away their Holiday Sculpted Fleece collection free with any purchase over $79.

I found the most adorable polka dot & ruffles holiday aprons for mother & daughter at Swing by and see what other great gift ideas grab you.

It’s all sports over at Katelyn’s Kreative Stitches. Stop by and see their vintage fonts, designs and more for the sport lover in your life.

Need an embroidery design conversion and transfer system? Head over to Vikant and check out their Ultimate Box.

Do you have an Elf on the shelf at your house? Well now you can embroider one anywhere you wish with this cute design at Applique for Kids.


Discount Embroidery Blanks is offering free economy shipping on all order over $150.
Head over to Oma’s Place where you can download a free kid appliqué alphabet just for signing up for their newsletter.
Crystal Eye Candy has all the Swarovski Crystal elements you could ever need.
It’s a free Christmas design extravaganza at Daily Embroidery. Trees, Santas and Ties – oh my!
Hope Yoder has so many great ideas for gifts it’s hard to pick a favorite. Her Button-Ups will make you smile.
Any hour could be happy hour at Designs by SiCk! Click in during one and get 50% off any set.
Embroidery Arts entire site is on sale until Dec 30th! No promotion or coupon codes needed. Simply select your items and 30% will automatically be deducted from your cart at checkout.
Find adorable in the hoop flameless tealight covers now at Embroidery Garden.
All the designs and sets at Embroitique are under $10! Use coupon code: dime10 and get 10% off your order. Expires Dec 15, 2012
Join the Design Flex Club at Great Notions and receive a staggering minimum 90% off regular price for the entire Great Notions collection.
Creative minds unite at Kreations by Kara. You will find many lovely Christmas designs sure to inspire you for the season.
The new Fast Women collection at Loralie Designs will make you giggle and with FREE SHIPPING on all domestic orders you can laugh all the way to the bank.
Looking for a taste of Paris? The just release Ooh la la quilt pattern at Lunch Box Quilts will sweep you away to a land far away.
Get 20% off your first order at Pickle Pie Designs. Just use code DIME20 at checkout.
Platinum Embroidery offers many designs by a lot of talented artisans. Visit them now to see their Ornaments 2012 collections.
Check out the sweet Peppermint Candy Cup for big hoops over at Seams Sew Special. You’ll want one in every color.
Sew Timeless now has their Images of Christmas available to you and all US order ship for only $3.
Pick up your free Christmas Sayings designs for your in-the-hoop project with any order
Need a plaid font? Download one instantly at Stunning Stitches.
Satisfy your itch for savings at the itch 2 stitch. With appliqué, embroidery, fonts and in the hoop items you will find something you love. The more you spend the more you save! Code SPEND5 = spend $5 & save 5%, SPEND15 = spend $15 & save 15%, SPEND25 = spend $25 & save 25%, SPEND40 = spend $40 & save 40%
Floriani has great deals on thread sets, gift bundles, tool kits and more.  Visit the link to find a dealer near you.
15% off PLUS 2 free designs at Sealed With A Stitch. No coupon code needed.
You rule at Shoppers Rule and now you can get free shipping in the US on any order over $150.
Everyday is a sale day at SWAK Embroidery. Find all your holiday appliqué, in-the-hoop gifts, holiday alphabets, filled designs and more at their website.
The new Bernina 780 E has an extra large work surface with it’s freearm freeing you to tackle more extensive sewing projects with ease.
If you just do not know what to get your sewing sisters or brothers this season visit Nancy’s Notions. You’ll discover a complete list of great gift ideas from puzzles to collectibles. Search for DMENV2012 when you visit the site and unlock a free embroidery project library!
MasterWorks III is the latest digitizing software from Designer’s Gallery. Transform all of your images and line-art into wonderful embroidery designs.
New for MAC® a complete software system with fonts, designs, image and more that works with your embroidery machine. Check out TruEmbroidery to learn more.
Register at Mettler for project instructions and more daily. For special holiday savings visit your local sewing or quilting dealer.
Zip over to zprz where you will find every zipper under the sun. Rhinestones, plastic, metal, designer, by the yard and more in loads of colors and finishes are available. And, visit their gifts & crafts section for zipper lanyards or pick up a clip to make your own.

Here’s your assignment this week:

Tell us the one machine embroidery item you’d like to have most this year for Christmas. One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate to spend on the Designs in Machine Embroidery website!


The winner of last week’s assignment is:

With Christmas fast approaching travel plans are in full swing. One important aspect of travel planning is packing. If you forget one key thing it can send you in a tailspin! Leave a comment below about the most memorable item you’ve ever left behind and you could win an autographed copy of The Travel Gear Made Easy Bundle by Mary Mulari. In it you’ll learn how to create fifteen new clever and usable travel accessories for trips around the corner or the world. Using Mary’s easy-to-follow instructions and hand drawn illustrations you’ll make travel gear for yourself or family and friends.

Mary Mulari Travel Gear Bundle

And the winner is… “i would have to say that the most memorable item would be when I was getting married. We had planned on being apart for the two days prior to our wedding and after arriving at my parents house, which is where I would be staying—I realized that I forgot my prescription. Guess what the prescription was for!!!! – You got it – birth control ” – Barb

Congratulations Barb! And thank you to everyone for your comments, we’ve all been there and it was very entertaining to hear everyone’s stories.




  • Eunice

    Well, after finishing Eileen’s Craftsy class, I became very intrigued with her Snap Hoop. I want to start working on some hard to hoop fabrics, and get better at continuous embroidery. So I really want the Magna Hoop Quilts and Borders.. Since my birthday is also at Christmas, I planned on combining 2 gifts in one! The surprise is on me though since my sweetie went ahead and ordered it today! I’m so excited!

  • Ann

    I would really like embroidery software. It would make combining designs and editing much easier. Some time to be able to learn the software would be nice too. If anyone has it bottled and would share send it my way.


  • Jean

    I would love to have the PAL alignment tool. It seems like it would be a helpful tool to aid in aligning projects.

  • Gail Beam

    I would love to have a snap or magnetic hoop. They sound so neat!

  • Mary J Chevalier

    I really, really would like the Snap Hoop. If it’s not under the
    tree it will get to the sewing room another way – soon.

  • Paule-Marie

    it would have to be software for the machine. I am interested in the Designers Gallery label making software since I quilt as well.

  • Shirley R

    I would really like to see a Pal 2 under my tree, along with a hoop stand!

  • Donna G.

    I have many great embroidery items, but the one that’s still on my wishlist is the designer necklines to make over T-shirts!

  • Brenda Howard

    I think the item I would like the most is the PAL since I am fairly new to machine embroidery I think it would really help me get it right and improve my confidence. Merry Christmas

  • Pam

    I would like to complete my collection of embroidery thread to have all the colors available so I breeze thru stitch outs without having to go to the store to get threads.

  • Bonnie Gray

    I would like the PAL2, the Snap Hoop and Hoop Dock for the Bernina artista 630!

  • Nell Summerlin

    Dear Santa, I would LOVE to have a multi-needle machine for Christmas!

  • Brenda

    I LOVE anything embroidery! So anything would be fun! ♥

  • patty sack

    I think I would like to have the PAL on my Christmas wish list!

  • Carolyn Hutchinson

    I’ve been wanting the PAL2 alignment tool.

  • Virginia

    I would love a collection of stabilizers for my bigger hoops for Xmas as my embroidery item.

  • Susan J

    I am hoping for new embroidery software for my MAC. Several companies are finally including choices specifically for MAC users and now I just have to decide which one I want first.

  • Dell

    I would love to have the PAL alignment tool. It would really simplify lining up designs.

  • Pat B.

    I would love a new machine with a bigger than 5 X 7 hoop. I just started Mach. emb. in the Spring and I’m hooked.

  • Darlene Srigley

    I also would love a new embroidery machine with a bigger hoop. did not know when I bought this that I was going to get into it so much. Know that is not in the cards for me unless I win the lottery. Thank you so much for this post as I found a lot of sites that I had never heard of before and they have beautiful designs!

  • Mercedes Christiansen

    Dear Santa,
    I would like a snap hoop, the Pal 2, More embroidery thread and stabilizers and one day without interruptions to finish my projects! Oh and of course peace on earth! Thanks

  • Beth R

    I’d like to have a collection of prewound bobbins in a variety of colors. I love to stitch FSL, and would like to have prewounds in something other than white!

  • Karen

    I would really like a 10 needle machine.

  • Carol Seavitt

    A laptop to connect directly to my embroidery machine! Now that would be fantastic:)

  • Susan Novak

    I’d love to get the PAL2 as a Christmas gift!

  • Judi

    I am wishing for a simple embroidery software that I can use to assign all designs with thread colors from my specific thread collection. I was lucky enough to get a free treasure chest of thread with my machine but now I have sew many choices 🙂

  • Kathy

    I anm wishing for stabilizer. I love to embroider and never can have enough supplies! Also I would love a maid for a few hours per week so I could have more time to stitch!!!

  • Mary

    I would love to have the mega hoop for my large embroidery machine. I just keep looking and wishing.

  • Kim Harrington

    I am dying to get one of the snap hoops. I just can’t decide which size to get!

  • Sharyn Norman

    After my hoop became almost immovable due to a “bird’s nest” of thread, I really need the new “Bird’s Nest” tool kit. You are right, scissors are too short and difficult to use. Be a great stocking “stuffer” for Christmas.

  • Peggy

    I would love to have the Snap Hoop again! I purchased one for my Creative Vision and when I upgraded to the Creative Sensation I had no idea that my favorite Snap Hoop would not work on the Sensation. I would love the Snap Hoop for my new machine!!! Would anyone like a Snap Hoop for the Vision???

  • Mitzi

    I would love to have more time to spend making all of the fabulous designs and projects that I keep thinking up!

  • Paula Roney

    I would love to have another snap hoop for my Ellisimo. I have the 7 x 12 largest size and I love it, but I wouldn’t mind having a 4×4 or 5×7 for small shirts.

  • Nancy Owens

    The embroidery tool I would love to find under my tree is a subscription to Designs in Machine embroidery. I need a reminder each month that my sewing goal for 2013 is to utilize my embroidery unit as much as I quilt!
    Merry Christmas and thank you for all of your inspiration.

  • Doris Nordbye

    This is a great resource. Thanks so much for putting it together. I would love to try the snap hoop.

  • Doreen

    I would really love Designer Handbags by you and Nancy Zieman. They look so nice and very professional.

  • LeAnne L

    The PAL or PAL2 are on my wish list this year.

  • Deb

    I just got the Pal2, so I would want the Sewing Revolution, extenders & then complete my thread colors colllection!

  • Berenice

    I would like a Majestic Hoop for my Viking, Dear Santa. However, if that is not on your shopping list, a new 5 X 7 hoop to replace the one I stepped on and broke? I have been very good this year and have not hit my brother too much!

  • Mary Ann Gibbs

    I really would love to have a Magna Quilts and Borders snap hoop for my Bernina Artista sewing/embroidery machine. If I had this, I’d use it for embroidering clothes and quilting designs on quilts. My #1 item on my wish list. Thanks for asking.

  • Judy A

    I so want to get some mylar sheets & try broading my skills. It makes the designs look so pretty.

  • Nancy

    I think I would like a PAL so I can also let my firends use it when we get together to sew

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