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Happy Anniversary to us!!! 10 years ago I started this wonderful business. 10 years – I can’t believe it, but it’s true! To celebrate, we are doing a couple of things. First, take 10% off your purchase* with the coupon code ANNIVERSARY10. Second, all US orders get $10 shipping, regardless of how big an order you place! Our international friends will receive a $10 gift store credit when we process your order to use on a future purchase.

Win $100 to Gorgeous Fabrics!

But here’s the big one – One lucky person will win a $100 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics! It’s really easy. No purchase required (though there are benefits if you do make a purchase, see below). Just leave a comment on this post.  One entry comment per person. It doesn’t have to be anything flowery. Professing your love for Gorgeous Fabrics won’t hurt, but it isn’t necessary. “Please enter me” or “Happy anniversary” will do just fine.

Please note that comments on this blog are moderated, so if your entry/comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry. I’ll put it up as soon as I’m able.

Now, if you do make a purchase from us during our 10th Anniversary Celebration (which started on Monday, Feb 20), then for every $50 of cut fabrics you purchase (before shipping, excluding muslin), we’ll enter your name in the drawing once. So if you leave a comment here, and purchase $100 of fabric, you’ll get 3 entries in the contest. Woo hoo!

Want to increase your chances? Let’s Start Shopping!

Check Back on March 1

The winner will be chosen on March 1st. We’ll notify the winner by email and announce it here on the blog as well. Good luck and thank you for 10 wonderful years!

*Da rules: Contest and sale run through February 28, 2017. No purchase is required to enter. Limit one entry on the blog per person. Gift certificate applies to products, not to shipping costs. Winner will be drawn the afternoon of March 1, 2017. 10% off coupon excludes clearance items, gift certificates, swatches, muslin and notions. Coupon savings may not be combined with any other discounts. Coupon and flat-rate shipping offer cannot be applied to prior orders.

We Have A Winner!

That’s right, we have a winner in our Super Bowl 50 challenge! Congratulations to the Broncos, and better luck next time to the Panthers. Man, almost everyone (including me) figured it would be a much higher-scoring game than it was. But we did have a winner in the contest for the $25 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics!

The way I picked the winner was to add the scores of both teams at the end of the quarter and do likewise with the predictions. The person who came closest to the actual combined scores won the prize. And the winner is….

Carol S!

The combined scores for the teams at the end of each quarter were 10, 20, 23, 34

Carol’s combined scores were 14, 21, 28, 35

Thanks to everyone for playing, and go Pats! 🙂

Guess the Super Bowl Scores to Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics!

The nice thing is I officially don’t care who wins!

Okay folks, let’s have some fun! This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, an unofficial holiday in the US wherein people eat massive quantities of pizza and drink lots of Budweiser beer, if you believe the commercials. Whether you like (American) football or find it a total snooze, you’ll love the contest we’re running. Guess the scores at the end of each quarter, and whoever gets them all correct (or comes closest, if no one gets them all right) will win a $25 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics! You can enter here or on our Facebook page. One entry per person. If more than one person guesses the quarter scores correctly, we’ll have a random drawing to determine the winner. 

You don’t have to say which team has which score, just guess the numbers. We’re keeping it neutral, since the Patriots aren’t playing 😉

To enter, just comment below with your guess for the scores at the end of each quarter, like this:

Q1: 7, 3
Q2: 20, 17
Q3: 24, 20
Q4: 27, 24

The contest starts now. It will close at 6:00 PM EST on Sunday, February 7th. Have fun and good luck!

Enter to Win a $25 Gift Certificate from Gorgeous Fabrics!

We’ve been so busy here at Gorgeous Fabrics Galactic Headquarters that we almost overlooked an approaching milestone. We are close to shipping our 38,000th fabric order!!! Holy cow, I can’t believe it. Thirty-eight thousand orders! That’s a whole lotta fabric.

Since it’s the holiday season and this is a great time to spread some good cheer, we’re going to do a couple of things to celebrate. First, we’re running a contest here on the blog! To enter, leave a comment with the date and time (we’re in the Eastern time zone) that you think order number 38K will come in. Remember that the website is up and running 7X24, so it could be any time of day or night. I suspect (hope!) it will happen before the New Year. Also, you can’t go off the order numbers you see as a customer. When we redid the website we renumbered everything so there’s no help there. But I know. I’m like Oz the Great and Powerful that way. 🙂

Whoever guesses closest to the actual time will win a $25 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics! If more than one person guesses the same date/time, we’ll put their names in a hat and draw a winner. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. One entry per person, please.

Second, the lucky duck who actually places order number 38,000 will get his or her fabric for FREE! Woo hoo! Happy holidays!


And until midnight tonight, any US order over $150 ships for free – a $20 savings! For our international customers, if your order (before shipping) is more than $US 150, we’ll send you a $20 store credit good toward a future order, so everyone wins!

So, leave your entry in the comments, and

Click Here to Start Shopping!

We Have a Winner!!!

One lucky duck!

Thank you to all for your kind words and wishes on our 8th anniversary! I wish I could give each one of you a big hug. I put all the entries in a hat, shook them up and picked out one. No, really I added up the number of entries, pulled up a well-regarded random number generator on the web, and let it do the picking for me. Same thing but without wasting paper. And the winner is… (drumroll, please)

Denise L. from California!!!

Denise, I’ll be sending your gift certificate shortly. Thanks again to everyone for entering. Remember – there’s still two more days plus a few hours to take advantage of 28% to 50% savings on almost everything at Gorgeous Fabrics! I’ll be adding new fabrics tonight and tomorrow, and they will be included in the sale, too.

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So have fun and happy sewing!

Win a $100 Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Certificate for our Birthday!

The Fabric that Started It All
The Fabric that Started It All

I can’t believe that, eight years ago tomorrow, Gorgeous Fabrics started out with a dress made with an ITY jersey fabric. What a wonderful journey it has been. To celebrate, we’re doing a really fun contest. You can enter to win a $100 gift certificate at Gorgeous Fabrics!!!!

To enter the contest, just leave a comment here. One per person, please. Your comment can be anything from “Hi” to a full bore gush over how wonderful Gorgeous Fabrics is. That’s not important, but we prefer gushing 🙂

And there’s a bonus for Gorgeous Fabrics customers. If you place an order today or tomorrow (February 24 and February 25), you’ll get one additional entry into the drawing for every $10 you spend with us*.

And on top of that, our 28% off birthday sale is still going strong. Talk about a triple threat!!!

So leave a comment, go shopping if you wish (please!), have lots of fun, and thank you for your support and patronage these last 8 years.

*Da Rules and Fine Print
Contest is open to anyone. No purchase is required to enter the contest. Just leave a comment here on the blog to enter. One comment per person, please. For every $10 (excluding shipping) that you purchase from Gorgeous Fabrics on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 your name will be entered into the contest once. Drawing will be held on February 26, 2015. The result will be posted on the blog and on our Facebook page. The winner will be notified by email.

Happy sewing, and good luck!

Winners in the 30,000th Order Contest!!!

We have a winner in the contest to guess when we crossed the 30,000 cut fabric order mark! Congratulations to Michelle R. in Washington. Michelle, check your email for your $50 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics.

And the lucky person who placed order number 30,000 (thereby getting her fabric for free) is… (drum roll)…

Susan S. in Virginia!

Congratulations to the winners. Thank you all for your support, patronage and friendship, and thanks to everyone for playing!

I’m putting a ton more fabrics up today and tomorrow (and over the weekend), and right now we have a Halloween Treat sale going on at Gorgeous Fabrics. Almost everything is 15% off!

What are you waiting for? Let’s go shopping!

Happy Halloween!

Guess When We’ll Hit 30,000 Orders and Win a $50 Gorgeous Fabrics Gift Certificate!

Photo Credit: Imbecile Entertainment

Ho-ly-Cow! The Elves pointed out to me yesterday that we are about to hit a major milestone. We are just about to hit 30,000 cut fabric orders!!! I can’t believe that from our humble beginnings in the dining-room-turned-office of my house, we have built a great business! I’m getting all verklemt thinking about it.

So we have to celebrate, don’t you think??? Oh yes, yes we do! And here’s how. I suspect that we’ll cross the 30,000 mark within the next week to ten days. So let’s run a little contest. Whoever guesses the date and time (Eastern) closest to when we actually cross that magic 30,000 number will win a $50 gift certificate to Gorgeous Fabrics! Just enter the date and time you think we’ll hit 30,000. Whoever comes closest to the actual date/time will win. If more than one person gets the correct answer, we’ll draw the winner from those names.

And to make it even sweeter, the lucky person who places order number 30,000 will get his or her order free!

To make it interesting, the order numbers you get by email from Gorgeous Fabrics include swatch orders and gift certificates, which don’t count towards the 30,000. We’re only counting cut-fabric orders (yardage). So pay no attention to that woman behind the curtain. Just enter your guess when we’ll hit our 30,000th order and have fun with it!

And to make the fun even sweeter, remember that through the end of October, Gorgeous Fabrics will donate 10% of all cut fabric sales to the Winchester Hospital Breast Care Center. And ladies, if you are over 40, please schedule your annual mammograms. They save lives. I speak from experience.

Well, that’s it – enter the contest (one entry per person), have lots of fun, and of course…

Happy sewing!

We Got Winners!

Wow, you guys are quick! And seeing my rum punch recipe so many times makes me feel like an alcoholic. I’ll have to whip up a batch this weekend and invite the neighbors over. If you’re in the area, stop when you see the palm tree lit up on the deck. You can see it from Francis Wyman Road. All the neighbors know that when the tree is lit (remember that line in Auntie Mame, “There now…. is everybody lit?”) that cocktail hour is going on the deck.

So the lucky winners are….

Dawn in Alaska
Becky in Alabama
Michael in Perth, Australia
Jill in Michigan
Carey in Illinois
Carrie in Georgia

And guess what? I came across one that I had left upstairs, so there was a bonus 7th, which goes to Stacy in Kansas.

I was very democratic in the magazine selection. I closed my eyes, stuffed each one in an envelope and closed it up before addressing them. So I have no idea who got which. Thanks to everyone for participating! If I find any more, you can be sure I’ll put them up.

Oh, and just so everyone can make their own if they so choose over the weekend, the recipe, lifted from “Invasion of the Party Snatchers is

1 part sour
2 parts sweet
3 parts strong
4 parts weak

translation for a crowd of partiers:
1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon and/or lime juice (I like to use both)
2 cups simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water boiled together for 5 minutes, then cooled)
3 cups rum (or 2 1/2 cups rum and 1/2 cup coconut rum)
4 cups ice (you can also put 2 cups orange and pineapple juices in and 2 cups of ice)

Stir all ingredients together, add bitters to taste, and garnish with a scrape of nutmeg. Enjoy!

Happy sewing!

Another Giveaway, Kittens!

I was going through my magazine cabinet (every Threads issue since 1989, how scary is that?), and I came across a bunch of Modellina and Patrones. Some of these were gifts from friends, and I feel a little guilty about giving them away. But I feel worse that they are moldering in my cabinet, unused and unloved, so…

Here’s another contest! To win one of these fabulous magazines, you gotta answer this question –

How does the poem/recipe for Ann’s World-Famous Jamaican Rum Punch go?

Email your answer to ann “at” gorgeousfabrics “dot” com, with your mailing address. The first six folks who get the correct answer will find one randomly selected yet utterly fabulous magazine winging its way to your door! The answer is somewhere in the past posts. And the story that goes along with it still makes those of us who were there chuckle.

Happy hunting!