We're big fans of quality sewing tools around here. There's nothing more ruinous to the happy experience of creating something you're excited about than working with shoddy tools — pins with heads that fall off, scissors and cutting blades that dull quickly, tracing pencils with leads that break off everytime they're sharpened. Good quality tools won't turn you into an expert seamstress immediately, but they sure do help!
To facilitate a summer of smooth sewing (or a winter if you're a Southern Hemisphere sewer), we're giving away a set of Gingher sewing tools this week, a pair each of 8-inch dressmaking shears, 7-1/2 inch pinking shears, and 4-inch featherweight thread clippers. Manufactured just down the road from us in Greensboro, NC, Gingher's high-quality tools should last you a loooooong time.
To enter this giveaway drawing, just leave your comment below or on the corresponding Facebook post telling us how much you need these new tools, and do include your Spoonflower screen name or other means of tracking you down easily in case you're our winner. Entries close next Tuesday, 6/26 and we'll announce a winner on 6/27. Good luck to you all!
To wrap up our Fabric8 contest last week in which Andie Hannah's Painted Petals was chosen as the winner, we offered the chance to win a fat quarter bundle of your choice of Fabric8 finalist collections. The winner of this giveaway was Spokane, Washington designer Nicole Dobbins, who chose Kayajoy's Flight Patterns collection as her favorite. We'll be shipping this pretty bundle to her soon. Congratulations, Nicole!