Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Our Summer Sewing Series Challenge #2 Winner!

Once again, you all dazzled us with your talent!  All of the entries we received for the Eyeglass Case challenge were great, so we had a tough time choosing the winner.  It came down to a tie-breaker, but the "eyes" have it! 

It was the "giggle factor" of Wandie Williams' cute case that won the judges over in the end:

Congratulations Wandie!  You've got a great rolling tote coming your way!  We put together a slide show of all of the entries, so you'll be able to see why we had a tough time - they were all special in their own way.

We'd like to send out a big "Thank You!" to everyone that entered, we really appreciate your efforts.  Don't forget, there is still time to get your pillowcases in for our Pillowcase Challenge!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Our Last Gidget Winner - For Now!

It's time to announce our last Gidget winner, but don't fret - we'll be giving another one away when we reach 14,500 likes.  We also have a special prize planned for when we reach 15,000!  Today's Gidget celebrates us reaching 14,000 likes on Facebook:

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Our winner  is Vicki Musser from New Boston, OH!  Congrats Vicki, we'll be emailing you shortly! 
Thanks to all of you for making these giveaways possible!  14,500 - here we come!

It's Time to Make Some Smiles And Win!

Once again, we're hosting a pillowcase drive for the Madison, WI chapter of Conkerr Cancer, the organization that delivers bright and cheerful pillowcases to pediatric cancer patients.  To enter, all you have to do is make two pillowcases per Conkerr Cancer's specifications, and send them to us here at Arrow.  We'll pick one winner to receive our new Thread Caddy!

We have listed the complete rules below, please read them over carefully, and if you have any questions, email us at  With your help, we know that we can make lots of smiles for some sick kids!

The Rules (please read carefully):
1.  Make two pillowcases following the guidelines posted here on the ConKerr Cancer website:  The Madison Chapter would love sports-related cases for the boys, especially Badgers or Packers ones!  Remember, these are for kids, so they should be bright and cheery (you may think that rose print fabric is the bomb, but trust us, the kids won't)!

2.  Wash your cases, seal them in a ziploc bag, and mail them to us at:
Arrow Cabinets
PO Box 410
Elkhorn, WI 53121
    Please make sure you include your name and return address!
3.  Cases need to be received by Friday, Sept. 6th to be eligible.
4.  We will select a random winner from the eligible entries to receive a new Thread Caddy!
If you can swing it, we'd love to get some pictures of you with your finished pillowcases to post on our Facebook page ( this is not a requirement for entering).  Please feel free to share this contest with all of your sewing friends, we'd love to have to rent a truck to deliver these!  
If you'd like more information on ConKerr Cancer, please visit their website at

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Tuesday Gidget Winner!

We still have two more Gidgets to give away, and we're not too many likes from giving away a third one!  Today's Gidget celebrates us reaching 13,500 likes on Facebook!

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Our winner  is Michelle Biggs from Eagan, MN!  Congrats Michelle, we'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, we still have one more tomorrow, so keep on hoping.  Good Luck everyone!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Our Friday Swag Winner!

It's Monday once again, so it's time to announce our swag winner:

It's Sandy Allen from Ferguson, MO! Congratulations Sandy, we'll be mailing your prize shortly!

Don't forget, we still have more Gidgets to give away, so stay tuned!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Our Friday Gidget Winner!

It may be the end of the work week for some of us, but it's no the end of our Gidget Giveaways!  We still have a few more to go!
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Our winner for today is Dee Dee Orsak from Lake Charles, LA!  Congrats Dee Dee!  We'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, don't worry, there's always tomorrow!  Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Our Thursday Gidget Winner!

Another day, another Gidget winner!  Will the fun never end?!?
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Our winner for today is Joela Oetterer from Central Point, OR!  Congrats Joela!  We'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, the week isn't over yet, so make sure you check in with us every day.  Good Luck everyone!

Our Wednesday Gidget Winner!

We announced our swag winner yesterday, so it's time to announce the winner of our Wednesday Gidget and we'll be all caught up!  Giving all of these prizes away is hard work!
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Our winner is Rina Mason from Adrian, MO!  Congrats Rina!  We'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, you still have more chances to win this week, so make sure you check in with us.  Good Luck everyone!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Sewing Series Challenge #2

Get those machines warmed up - it's time for the second contest in our "Summer Sewing Series"!  Every few weeks we'll challenge you to make up a fast & fun sewing project.  We'll make sure the projects are quick to sew, and can easily be made with fabric we know you already have (admit it, we all have at least a small stash of fabric).  When you're done, all you'll have to do is email us a picture and we'll choose the winner!  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

For our second project, how about a cute eyeglass case to keep those spectacles safe?

If you're lucky enough not to wear glasses, stitch one up for a friend!  These were made by our very own Arrow folks, but there are tons of free patterns on the internet if you need one!
Now, The Rules:

1. Pick out some cute fabric (it can be recycled from something too), and take a picture of it before you cut it up.

2. Stitch up your eyeglass case.  Remember to put your own spin on it - we love creativity and color!

3. Take a picture of your finished project and email BOTH photos (fabric and finished project) along with your full name and address to by Friday, August 23rd at 5 pm Eastern time.

4. The projects will be voted on by Arrow staff, and the winner will be announced here on the blog on Wednesday, August 28th.

Creativity counts!! Please make sure you follow all of the rules!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at
We'll be sending the winner one of our awesome Kangaroo Kabinets rolling totes as seen below:
Good luck everyone!

Friday's Swag Winner

Oops!  With all of the Gidget Giveaway-A-Day excitement, we forgot to announce last Friday's apron winner!

It's Julia Hefner from Bayfield, CO!  Congrats Julia, we'll be in touch shortly!

We hope the rest of you aren't too sad, because we have plenty more to give away this week!  Good luck!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Our Tuesday Gidget Winner!

It's time to announce the winner of our Tuesday Gidget, have you got those fingers and toes crossed? 

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Our winner is Mary Bowlin from Batesville, MS!  Congrats Mary!  We'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, you'll have a chance every day this week, so make sure you check in with us.  Good Luck everyone!

Monday, August 5, 2013

We Have Our Monday Gidget Winner!

First, we want to say thanks to all of you that helped us get the registration errors figured out today.  We think we have those pesky bugs licked!  If you didn't have time to register - don't worry, we will be giving a Gidget away every day this week.  Gidget is so excited she put on her party hat!

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Now without further ado, our winner is Becky Weimer from Punxsutawney, PA!  Congrats Becky!  We'll be emailing you shortly! 
If you didn't win, you'll have a chance every day this week, so keep those fingers and toes crossed.  Good Luck everyone!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's Gidget Giveaway Time! Are You Registered?

First, we'd like to welcome all of our new Facebook friends - thanks for "liking" us! Because so many of you have joined us in the last day or so, we have a lot of Gidget sewing tables to give away!

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For those of you that are new, let us explain: over the past two years, we have given away one of our awesome Gidget II sewing tables every time we add 500 fans on Facebook.  When we reached 10,000 fans, we gave away an entire sewing suite!  Since we have jumped from a little over 10,600 likes to over 14,000 likes (at this writing) in just a few days, we'll be giving away SIX Gidget II sewing tables - three lucky Facebook fans will be chosen to receive one, AND we'll send one to their favorite sewing/quilting store!  We also do a small "swag" giveaway every Friday - just for fun!

Now, the important part - registering for the giveaways! We don't ask you to sign up every time we hit 500 -  once you register, your entry is good for ALL of the giveaways until we hit a big milestone - the next one is 20,000!  However, if you're a fan of ours from way back and haven't re-registered since our sewing suite giveaway, you will have to register again.  Remember. you only need to sign up once - duplicate entries will be deleted! 

To register, visit our Facebook page and click on the purple "Sign Up For Our Giveaways!" tile under our timeline photo.  If you're on a mobile device, please copy and paste this link into your browser:  That's it - easy peasy!  If you do try to register and your name is already in, you'll get an "already registered" message - that's okay - it means you're in. Folks that enter using multiple emails are the ones that will be deleted.

We also do some surprise giveaways, so be sure to visit with us often.  Good luck everyone!

 Please note:  Our giveaways are open to residents of the contiguous United States, Alaska, and Canada, and are not affiliated in any way with Facebook.