Insights on Fun Contests *updated*

Entering a contest can be fun, especially if you enjoy the dream of winning. While I don’t consider myself a lucky person, I do enjoy the dream of being a winner.

Here are some insights on current contests that you may want to enter. Good Luck!

Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine
How do you sew for LE$$?
Send photos of your economical projects to Let us know how much the project materials cost, and be sure to include your full name and mailing address with each entry. We’ll post your project photos at, and one winner (from a random drawing) will receive a grab bag full of machine embroidery products valued at over $50. Click here for more info on this delightful contest.

Dryer Ice Cream Neighborhood Solute
Do you have great neighbors? Maybe your are lucky to have neighbors you can have a sew-cial with. For whatever reason, if you feel you have great neighbors and want to win a free ice cream social for your neighbors you may want to enter this contest with Dryer Ice Cream. You could invite 100 of your neighbors and friends! But you need to enter by May 29th.

Win a Trip to Italy is giving away a trip to Italy designed just for people who love to sew in their Sew Much Fun Sweepstakes.

The grand-prize winner will receive a trip for one to Italy to go on a Tactile Travel Tour. The Textile Trek Tour brings you to Como, Italy, where you’ll stay in the region once famed for its gorgeous silk. You’ll travel into town by ferry, go to local markets, and dine at outdoor cafes. Then you’ll travel to other regions of Italy to see how they produce fabrics like wool and cashmere. The entire prize package is worth an estimated $3,850.

One first-prize winner will also receive a Dell Inspiron 15-inch laptop computer, while a second-prize winner will receive a $500 Gift Certificate. Entry is open to US residents aged 18 and above. Enter daily through May 31, 2009.

Fons & Porter
Fons & Porter is holding a contest where they are also searching for the youngest quilter. And the winner will receive a $250 gift certificate to!

To win, you can fill out an entry form online at
Or you can mail your entry on a post card to:

Kids Quilts Summer 2009 Contest
PO Box 71
Winterset, IA 50273

Entries are free, but need to be received before July 21st, 2009. All you need to do is share insight about the youngest quilter you know!

Win 25 pieces of clothing from Fresh Produce. Simply enter by May 25th to win. Click here to enter online. Fresh Produce has wonderful clothes, including plus sizes 1X to 3X. Very comfortable and durable, with great colors and creative prints. Absolutely perfect for the quilter, machine embroidery or sewing enthusiasts.

Grandma’s Attic


Thank you for visiting our Grandma’s Attic website. Every month we will hold a drawing for a free bundle of quilt fabric. To enter our month drawing for free fabric, please fill in the form below.

JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores
Sew Jo-Ann Prom Contest 2009: lst place prize: $1,000 + Singer 8763 Curvy Electronics Sewing Machine + Dritz “My Double” Deluxe Dressform, 2nd Place Prize: $500 + Singer Serger, 3rd Place Prize: $250 + Drize “My Double” dressforjum. Winning entries chosen for: workmanship, originality, level of detail. Entrant criteria is that they make the garment with little or no assistance from others. Entries forms can be picked up at JoAnns, but need to be mailed by June 30th 2009. Open to students 14 to 19.

Lands End
Enter Before May 31st Win a trip to Barbados

Quilter’s Choice
Stimulus Sale
Enter Before May 20th to win copy OESD’s Fantastic Flora Embroidery Design CD-ROM. Just enter a comment

SewForLess also has an opportunity to win $100 when you buy a product and write a review about it on their site.
Fabric of the week contest. Create your own fabric design and submit your entry to Each week entries are voted upon and the winning entry receives five yards of fabric with their fabric design.

If you know of other fun contests, please send me an email and I’ll include them in this posting.