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Silhouette Cutting Machine Giveaway!


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Remember these paper and fabric boxes that I made a few weeks ago, using the Silhouette cutting machine?

Silhouette Cutting Machine Boxes

Well, today’s the day for the give-away of a Silhouette Cutting Machine! One lucky person has the opportunity to win a Silhouette for your very own! You can read all about the Silhouette Cutting Machine on the Silhouette website, and you can see plenty of projects made with the Silhouette and pick up plenty of tips on how to use the machine on the Silhouette Blog.

Silhouette Cutting Machine

I used the machine to make boxes of fused paper and fabric, to which I added a touch of embroidery. I really enjoyed the project, and I have other plans for using the Silhouette in the near future.

Silhouette Give-Away Instructions

The give-away is for a Silhouette SD cutting machine. You can see “what’s in the box” via that link.

To be eligible, you have to do all the hard work below, ok?!

1. Leave a comment here on this post, answering the following question:

If you win the Silhouette cutting machine, what do type of projects do you plan to do with it?

2. You must include a recognizable and unique name with your comment. Anonymous comments will be discarded. So… maybe you could do your first name and location, or a pet nickname, or something like that – but it should be somewhat unique. If your name is “Sue,” there might be more than one “Sue” out there! So you could do “Sue from Kalamazoo” or something like that… Get it?

3. You may increase your chances of winning by leaving a comment on any post on the Silhouette blog, or by “liking” Silhouette on Facebook, but you must do either of those before you leave your comment here. Just let me know that you did either one in your comment below, and I’ll add your name to the draw for a second time. Yep, it’s the honor system!

4. Comments must be made here on the website, on this give-away post, to be eligible to win. E-mail responses via the daily newsletter or comments on other posts will not be counted. (I know – I’m a big meany!)

5. The contest closes Thursday, March 24th at midnight (CST). The winner will be announced on Friday, and must contact me within 48 hours with your shipping address, or I’ll have to pick another winner.

Special Promotion for Needle ‘n Thread Readers

And finally, Silhouette is offering readers of Needle ‘n Thread a great promotion during this week. First, there’s a promotion package deal: a Silhouette cutting machine, one of each fabric interfacings (clean cut and sewable) and a roll of white flocked transfer material for only $229 – which is a savings of over $100.

For those who already own a Silhouette, they are offering readers 25% off fabric interfacing.

The promotion runs from March 21, 2011 – March 27, 2011. To take advantage of this promotion, you need to use the promotion code NEEDLE when you check out at the Silhouette Shop.

Well – go to it! And good luck!

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(376) Comments

  1. Hi Mary, this looks like a fabulous little machine. I think it would be wonderful for making little boxes to top with embroidery.

    I note that it plugs into power. That would be with an American plug for American voltage, wouldn’t it? Both the plug and the voltage are different here in Australia. You could probably use an adapter for the plug, but I’m not sure you could do much about the voltage. Perhaps you might be able to confirm its usefulness (or lack of) in this sort of situation with the manufacturer? It may be that we Aussies possibly shouldn’t enter your giveaway, if its not going to work for us.

  2. my kids love my hand made creatives and i want them to be proud of me.thats why i want to leave behind my own made hand crafted things for them to cherish after me.for that i need this silhouette machine.i really hope to win this. Indian Shilpa

  3. Phew! Have lusted after one of these machines for SO long……how wonderful of you to have this giveaway. I posted a comment on Silhouette Machine Blogspot as well. Love YOUR website, btw and read each and every entry. Thanks again!
    Barbara in TN

  4. This is an awesome give-away. I have been wanting one of these for cutting felt shapes for embellished , needle-felt projects.

  5. Hi dear, i am vijayalakshmi from Kansas(recently for 3 months).
    I was thrilled to see your giveaway.
    Advance congragulations for the winner.
    I think i am less chance. However if win, i will try all your project with embroidary by using the mechine.

  6. I’m into cards and I could use it to help make those. I’d love to try your boxes. I’d event ry to do something with my embroidery on it.

  7. Oh Mary!
    What fun my little grandaughter and I could have with the Silhouette cutting machine!!! We have spent hours of quality time together making things with paper, material and painting and decorating boxes. I have “liked” Silhouette on Facebook and am so excited at a chance to win the Silhouette cutting machine!
    Thank you so much!
    Diane from down in East Tennessee!

  8. If I am lucky to win the Silhouette cutting machine I will use if to make little bags and boxes for my jewellery that I am planning to sell. I would be so nice as I could design them indivisually for the bracelets, earings and the different styles I make.

    By the way I have liked the site on Facebook.

  9. I would use that Silhouette for applique projects. I would be in applique heaven!
    I like Silhouette on Facebook!
    Thank you for a great website! I read it faithfully each morning!
    Rhonda P. from Indiana

  10. Oh, the possibilities! I would make gift bags for family presents and blog giveaways. I would take it to school and teach interested students how to use the machine. I would use up some of my stash. I think I could go on and on!

    I’ve left a comment on the Silhouette blog, and I’ve liked it on Facebook. Can you tell I’d love to win this giveaway?

    Lace-lovin’ Librarian ~ Diane

  11. If I win the cutting machine, I’ll play with my teenage daughters; Bernadette and Theresa. We’ll make cool things for my son’s graduation party this May and party favors for Dad’s birthday party too. We’ll be making baby announcements for my three married girls,marriage anniversary cards for my beloved husband and I(30 years yay!). For Paul-Michel and Joseph we’ll make reaqlly cool outer space announcements for their birthday parties. It will be a very busy year, not to forget all the other celebrations and feasts and holidays. I hope I win, and if not I hope someone who really wants the cutting machine will win. Thanks, Tanya Tidy Heidi

    p.s.I love your website, full of beautiful work and inspiration.

  12. I’d love to have one of these both for scapbooking and for cutting out shapes for machine applique on children’s clothing. I “liked ” this on FB-hope I win!

  13. Si j’ai la chance de gagner cette machine je prévois de fabriquer des petites boites pour mettre les dragées de mariage (coutume Française)
    La folle mammy de Marseille!

  14. Thanks for this contest. I loved those fabric/paper tote like gift bags you made! I would love to try to make them to hold ornaments I make each year for ornament exchanges.

  15. I’d actually make silhouettes of the kids–photo in profile, darken in photo editor to get silhouette, send to cutter–then I’d mount them to a complimentary fabric and frame. Or maybe I’d have to go all out and put the silhouettes on quilt panels–there are nine grandkids on my husbands side–his mom would be over the moon to get a nine-patch featuring their profiles.

  16. Thank you for the opportunity to win a Silhouette SD cutting machine! I have visited the Silhouette site and it is full of inspiration! I really like how they have a weekly download. So many times we buy a craft tool and use it once, into the closet it goes. With the weekly downloads and a site full ideas, you just may need 2 Silhouettes to keep up! My daughter will be going to college in the fall. What great room decor we could make using the vinyl sheets! Now for my unique name:
    “Deb The Mosaic Magpie Wanting To Win A Silhouette”!

  17. I would use this little drop of wonderful to make stencils for my Harry Potter quilt. Now way I can hand embroider everything…why not stencil it?

  18. I have a ton of projects on my list that I’d like to try. I’d like to make a photo wall of the kids with their silhouettes using the silhouette (: I’d like to give subway art a try, I’d like to create matching tops for my girls who are too far apart in store sizes to do so anymore…I have a HUGE list of projects just waiting for me!

  19. Mmmmm, I’ve been eyeing these off for a while. I’d love to be able to cut out some freezer paper stencils for my Morsbags!

    Also left a comment on the Silhouette blog 🙂

  20. These machines look fantastic – and I read your trial/review of the latest one with great interest! I’d love to have one of these – it would make it so easy (although obviously still somewhat time-consuming judging by your review!) to make little gift boxes and even little gifts, and they could be used to raise money for my ‘pet charity’ – The National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, who have helped me hugely since I was diagnosed a few years ago. On top of that it would just be FUN to play with! 🙂

    Have also left a comment on the Silhouette blog.

  21. Oh what a lovely giveaway – I so admired your boxes. It was so nice of you to show us how you made them. My two little girls and I would love to own such a fantastic tool – I could see so many little gift bags being made for their friends at school. Such a lot of quality time together would be spent choosing designs and making things. How wonderful it would be.

  22. Mary, I would love to win one of these machines to utilize in cutting out quilting shapes and for my card making process. I commented on the Silhouette blog to let them know how great their machine was and how much I love that it cuts transparencies. Krin

  23. I’ve been following a BUNCH of blogs that use these and I have to say…there are quite a few projects on my list. I love using it to create a FABULOUS wall effect in the kids play room. I could organize the pantry using fun labels, I could organize the mud room creating specific areas for each child….I could basically organize my life! How great would that be, with 4 kids…..it gets pretty messy around here, hahaha

    1 ~ I love the project for St. Patty’s Day (I totally missed it this year but I have it bookmarked for next year) ~ So cute, I totally commented on that one.
    2 ~ I “liked” Silhouette on Facebook…not sure why I haven’t done it b/4 since I have been crawling the mom blogs searching for fun projects they have done.

    My fingers crossed for this one….can’t wait to hear who wins on Friday!

    Colleen the Lean Mean Silhouette Making Machine

  24. Mary,
    I love your website and newsletters – it is my favorite thing to read when I check my email each day. I’m on vacation now, but am very excited about the prospect of potentially winning a silhouette. I would use the machine to cut shapes for applique and also for making special cards and gifts – it would be so much fun.
    Thank you for all you do to promote the love and knowledge of embroidery.
    Last Minute Liz from Montclair

  25. I love the vinyl pieces everyone makes with the silhouette but I would also like to do applique pieces with it.

  26. Ciao Maria, grazie per l’opportunità che ci dai. Io vorrei fare delle scatole o biglietti scarbooking o altro ma sempre con ricami applicati. Sarebbe troppo bello!! Ciao e buona giornata (oggi è il mio compleanno, che mi porti fortuna?)

  27. I’ve been wishing for a silhouette for a while now! I would just love to make some fabric appliqued onesies for my littlest son!

    I like Silhouette on facebook. 🙂

  28. I have never heard of this machine before, and I think it’s a wonderful idea! I “liked” it for Facebook and I left a comment on the Silhouette Blog. I have a source for paper linen; and I also do cross stitch, embroidery, quilting, and sewing. I can see using this machine in all these crafts. Thank you for informing us about this terrific little machine! I will follow the blog to see what people are doing with it.

  29. If I won, I would use this to help me with all my handmade Christmas projects! I’ve already made stockings with embroidered cuffs, and I have plans for banners and garlands and quilts…the possibilities are endless!

  30. I really enjoy the varied projects you discuss.
    I’d make “goodie bags” for my various needlework guilds’ seminars and conventions. A lot nicer than store-bought paper bags!

  31. I would LOVE to own one of these machines. SO much can be done with fabric, vinyl, heat transfer paper, etc. I’d be making some plain old kids Tee’s into super cute ones first, then some vinyl for the walls in my home.. the list goes on.
    I LIKE silhouette on facebook & follow their blog!

  32. 1. I would love to win a Silhouette for hours and
    hours of creative fun in cardmaking.
    2. I liked Silhoutte on Facebook.
    3. I commented on the Silhoutte blog.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous machine.

  33. Hi Mary,

    Thank you for the giveaway! If I won this machine I would use it to make great boards in my classroom! I would also use it to make gift boxes, appliqué projects and backgrounds for embroidery projects. Let’s just say the machine would be very busy!


  34. Read your great tutorials on the Silhouette and of course all the great embroidery posts. I could really use this machine to take my applique to the next level!

  35. I’ve been waiting for this! I’m really excited by the design possibilities of the Silhouette. I’m a huge fan of wool applique and do a variety of quilting projects that a Silhouette would enhance. I’ve also got 4 kids who like to play with my current cutting machine so I’m sure lots of fun crafting would happen for them. I dropped in on the facebook page and liked it as well. Crossing my fingers and toes.
    -Hastings S

  36. Hello Mary! What a wonderful gift this would be to receive. I would use this for a multitude of projects. Card making, scrapbooking and I’ve been wanting to make an applique quilt! Wouldn’t this just be the best thing to help with that project? I think so! Have a great week and thanks for thinking of us multi-crafters out here. Brenda, Wilmington, Ohio

  37. Hi Mary!
    What a wonderful machine! Just wondering about the powercable and voltage… I live in Europe and I know electricity stuff is different than in the USA.But, I’m sure there is a solution!
    So, I would like to make gifts for all the pregnant friends around me! It’s like I’m collecting them, the counter is up to 4 right now. AND, my husband and I are trying to have a baby too…
    O, I liked it on Facebook!
    Hope I win!! If not, good luck to the winner!
    Gwen Kok, Dordrecht, the Netherlands

  38. If I won the Silhouette machine I’d be making all kinds of paper crafts with it. My daughter’s first birthday is coming up and I have so many cute ideas for decorations, but no time to do all that tedious cutting. Also, two of my very good friends are getting married next year and it would be great to use to make things for their weddings and showers.

    I’ve been a fan of Silhouette on FB for what feels like forever…and commented on their blog too many times to count 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I haven’t ventured too much into the world of embroidery, but you make it look fun. Looks like I might have a new hobby!

  39. I would use this machine to make boxes mostly out of fabric. And I would use my brother embroidery machine and hand embroidery to decorate these boxes. I would give them to children at different special occasions and on special occasions for adults. Even occasions such as just having a good day.

    Jean Jean the dancing machine

  40. What a wonderful chance to win! I am a card maker and occasional scrapbooker and would use it for those. I LOVE your blog and appreciate all your sharing. A lot!

  41. I would love the Silhouette for my card making, scrapbooking, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, wool applique and I’m sure I’ll come up with a million more ideas once I start playing with it! Thanks! Pam3 in IL

  42. Hi Mary! I make silk paper and this would be a great tool to use with the silk paper- like cutting shapes for use in applique.

    I also commented on the Silhouette blogspot. Thanks!

  43. I would love the Silhouette for my card making, scrapbooking, machine embroidery, hand embroidery, wool applique and I’m sure I’ll come up with a million more ideas once I start playing with it! I also liked it on Facebook. Thanks! Pam3 in IL

  44. I am involved with a support group for local childrens’ hospitals. I would love to have the Silhoutte to make gift bags and decorations for off-chemo parties, birthdays, holidays, and the many other events we plan to keep the kids spirits up. The Silhoutte would make these occasions that much more special.

  45. What would I do with a Silhouette? What wouldn’t I do??? Cards, boxes, scrapbook pages. I could get very inventive with my needlework finishing, too!

    I did like Silhouette on facebook and am following their blog now.

    Donna in Reston

  46. Hi, Mary!
    I would love to win this Silhouette machine. I have an applique and embroidery project in the planning stages and this would help it come out just right. After the applique and embroidery project, I am sure the Silhouette would get a work out with projects for ALPS preschool. I have “liked” Silhouette on Facebook and can’t wait to see the winner’s name on Friday. Margaret from FH, MI

  47. I would love to win this. I am a quilter, so I can see this being useful for cutting squares, triangles, etc that are same or varied sizes for more accurate piecing. I can also see it for repetitive applique shapes, where that can become very monotonous. I can also use it for cutting templates for single use applications. In addition, I love gift wrapping in special ways – making the package as special as the gift inside – this would surely add to that experience.

  48. Love to own one. I embroider a lot of little gifts and to be able to create unique boxes to enclose the gifts. (I have left a “like” on Facebook).
    Regards, and thank you for your newsletter every day. I so look forward to them.

  49. Thank you for the chance at this giveaway. I would use it for paper crafts. I’m newer at scrapbooking & the like…this look like it would be a fun enhancement.

  50. I would mostly use it for paper and card stock crafts. But I would be tempted to try quilt block pieces. Looks like fun!

  51. I like Silhouette on Facebook. I’ve gone through the website, blog and even the Flickr group. What great possibilities this little machine provides.

  52. I digitize the machine embroider designs, I would love to play with this and use it for machine embroidery applique fabric cutouts.

  53. I would use this machine to cut out fabric and more fabric. We have a little girl arriving in two months and I would start by making some little onesies for her.
    I Commented on the Silhouette blog.
    I like Silhouette on Facebook.
    Heather Johnson From Provo

  54. I will use it mostly for scrapping projects. I have a daughter-in-law shower coming up and I am doing photo albums for everyone. Lots of cutting there for sure. Seven grandkids and we do crafts every weekend at the cottage. It will be a hunk a hunk a burning steam engine! I would love to try your little boxes for candy dishes at the shower too. Please pick me. I want to double up. I left a comment on the Silhouette blog and I linked it to my facebook page also. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Thanks for the try. I love your daily digest. luckyberries in clarkston, MI

  55. Hi Mary
    You have the best give-aways. I’d love this item to make one of a kind gift bags. They are so much nicer than store bought. Fabric or handmade paper, they look so nice and can be reused.

    Elaine from Point Pleasant, WV

  56. OH my, I don’t know where to start with it at all. BUT, The how to will show me the way . Yippie. I see loads of things in my future of boxes and what ever else I can try.I know my daughter will want to use it (aat my home) for scrapbooking . I know her, if she gets it to her home I only get to visit it. hehehe Eileene from Mansfield, Arkansas

  57. I’m dying to get my hands on one of these machines! There are so many things that I’d use it for. I’d cut out fabric applique shapes, make my own vinyl wall art, do some glass etching, and just cut paper for making cards.

    I liked Silhouette on Facebook! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  58. Would love to own this machine and try out cutting appliques,wall ,art,cards and many other ideas.My 18 year old granddaughter would love to experiment with it and I’m sure my grandsons would soon become interested.I liked this on Facebook and also left a comment. Thank You, Pat Rand

  59. I would love to have one of these machines to add to my crafting repertoire! I just recently got into sewing and think it would be great for doing some fun appliques for t-shirts. I also think it would be great for some home decorating, loving the subway art which is out there!

    I too am a fan of Silhouette on FB and have commented on their blog.

    Anxiously keeping my fingers crossed!

  60. I would love this in order to make boxes and bags. so much can be done with this. i also liked and commented on their facebook page.

  61. The Silhouette will give my quilting projects and card making a new dimension. Fabric can be added to my crazy quilting stitched cards. The possibilities are endless!!!!!!! The Silhouette Blog pictures for card making were wonderful, also all the trendy tattoo pictures

  62. If you win the Silhouette cutting machine, what do type of projects do you plan to do with it?

    For the longest time, I have wanted to do a series of embroidered boxes in different shapes, but the thing that is keeping me from starting this project is the fact that I have to make the boxes. So, I would use the machine to make the boxes!

    Carol S.

  63. This machine looks fantastic. Mary’s bags and boxes were adorable so I would try those, but I’d really like to use it for cutting appliques.
    Thanks for this wonderful give-away.

  64. I’d like to use the vinyls for home decor projects. I love monograms and sayings.

    Linh C from Bham

  65. I wasn’t sure that this would be something I would use, but after looking at the Silhouette website, I realized that my kids would LOVE the things I could do with this. I could make the cutest appliques for their clothes and vinyl cutouts to decorate their notebooks and so on! I am also a fan of the idea of vinyl stickers for home decorating but haven’t really found any that work for me. With this machine, I could make my own.

    I also “liked” Silhouette on Facebook.

  66. OH Wow – Did you see the font-n-fabric tutorial! This is exactly why I want a silhouette machine! So many fonts, so much fabric, so little time! Please let me win this one Lord!
    B.McG.from Bucks PA

  67. Hello Mary,
    This machine would make crafting with the grandkids so much fun! Also, I liked Silhouette on Facebook! Thank you for this great opportunity!

  68. I have not used one of these, but I love to try new things. I have looked at aomething similar before and I thought of all the things I could use this for such as appliques for sewing. I have bee interested in scrapbooking for a long time and this would be a great tool for decorqating the pages. Would love to give it a try.

  69. I left a comment on the Silhouette blog, and went to FB and ‘liked’ them 🙂 Was really excited to see their adhesive backed cardstock. I make all the cards we send out for birthdays and every other occasion. Buying cards in the store is just so pricey, so this machine would enable me to make some pretty nice cards! I also wouldn’t mind making some of those boxes you made, very cute! Which reminds me, gotta make a card today and mail it to my grandson who was 10 yesterday. Yeah… i’m usually late 🙁 But maybe if I had that awesome machine I wouldn’t be!!!!! :)))

    Karen Gass from Joplin, MO 🙂

  70. I am always looking for new and different (e.g. fun) projects for my EGA chapter. As the new President I will need to issue a “President’s challenge” project this July. My idea is to create several of these boxes out of fabrics and then challenge the guild members to embroider or embellish the boxes with their own desgins using three stitching techniques. Everyone that participates gets a prize but the Guild would vote for a favorite.

  71. I’d be making rabbit shaped tags until the cows came home for people to use on their cages to help ID their rabbits at shows and at home….

    And then I’d get inventive. 🙂 Flower tags to laminate to ID plants, for instance…or windcatchers, or…

    So many options, so little time.

  72. Hey, the company that sells this is a half hour away from me! I guess that makes sense, since scrap booking is really big in these parts. I noticed this when I “liked” it on FB. I also left a blog post if that helps.

    I myself am not totally up on the scrap-booking phenomenon, but I’m amazed at how much fun stuff I could still do with one of these babies. I loved the little boxes you made, and the pen cartridges look like a really interesting option for transferring embroidery patterns for small projects. Appliques would probably be a dream with one of these as well.

  73. Mary, I can see endless possibilities for this machine. I am one of those stitchers who delves into many, many different avenues when it comes to stitching and crafts. Quilting is a favourite as well as paper and multi medium crafts. Appliques!! Oh my it would be fantastic. And of course the little boxes you made.

    Another wonderful give-a-way! Thanks Mary.

    Linda Adam
    Ontario, Canada

  74. Oh Mary, I’ve been dreaming of this machine for months! I would use it for appliqués ( I make bags and hats as well as quilts. I would love to win, all the more as my birthday is next month.
    Anyway, I enjoy my daily visit to your blog, it’s very motivating.

  75. Wow. This is a machine that I probably wouldn’t go out and buy (I’m a cheapskate), but I can sure see how I could use it to enhance some of the multi-media art pieces I’m playing with now… It would make adding embroidery a lot easier than the methods I’m using now!

  76. I would LOVE to win this. Since you did the review, I’ve been dreaming of what I could do with it and how I could add stumpwork embroidery or needlelace to a nontraditional medium. I really love boxes of all shapes and sizes so I think my first project would be to make a little box.

    P.S. I commented on their blog and “liked” them over on facebook.

    Celeste in CA

  77. I have to say if I won this machine that I would learn to make gift bags with it. I’m always needing a bag for gifts and this would be perfect.

  78. I would do projects similar to the boxes you have done, also party favors, little projects for my children’s classes and scout activities, cards and decorations…the possibilities are endless!


  79. What would I do with the Silhouette? The possibilities are endless, but I would love to use this machine especially in my homeschooling. I have two boys that love to cut and paste, or create lapbooks of their favorite historical figures/moments, and the Silhouette would be ideal for that.

    Many thanks for doing this!

  80. Thank you, Mary for another generous giveaway. I would use this for cards and also for applique. I commented on theSilhouette Blog.

    Have a good day,
    Camille Van Fleet

  81. Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Please! What a wonderful giveaway! I’d love to have one of these machines to make cut-outs for my hand-painted, hand-embroidered and tatted cards, or for appliques for crazy quilting, or for fancy decorated Christmas boxes, or……..well, there’s so many ideas floating around!
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

  82. I have four neices and nephews whose conituous demands for craft projects and school projects are taxing my creativity and my fabric stash. I can see a whole new world of projects for them with this machine. Can hardly wait. IS it available in Canada????

  83. I could find a million different projects for this little guy including labels all around my house, frosted glass panels and fabric cut outs for my daughters clothes. Amazing!

    Oh, and I left a comment over at the Silhouette blog!


  84. Gosh! Where to start?! I would use the Silhouette to make even better personalized quilts, bags, toys, and clothes! The possibilities are ENDLESS!!!!

    Grace from Texas

  85. Stnecils – I would cut paper stencils with freezer paper and light weight paper. I am intrigued by the idea of a “light” mat.

  86. This machine is so cool, at first I was just looking at being able to make temporary tattoos and things for my kids and vinyl lettering, but then I saw the fabric interfacing. As a quilter, this would help so much with applique shapes etc… I posted a comment on thier blog when I saw a post about using it for quilting, that is so cool!

  87. So many things to do! I just went to facebook and liked and commented there. Then I went to the blog and found so many projects! Sigh–if the day only had 30 hours! I think appliques and boxes would be my first adventure with the machine–and then the sky is the limit.

  88. If I won this, I would start by making t-shirts with vinyl…then continue on to make vinyl art for my walls…and probably go even farther with the vinyl. But t-shirts are what I’d really love to be able to make.

    I “like” Silhouette on FB. and I’ve left comments on their blog TODAY.

  89. I would use it for home decor projects – everything from mongrams and silhouette pillows to vinly words on the wall.

  90. My goodness, I would love one of these. It would be great for making little boxes to use to gift some of my amirugumi or knitted creations. And maybe for cutting some appliques, too.

    I’ve liked Silhouette on Facebook too.

  91. I would use the Silhouette for lots of fun party decorations (i love the boxes you made!) and to make freezer paper shirts. Thanks for the giveaway!

  92. Oh my goodness, the Silhouette has been on my wishlist for a very long time and it would be a blessing to win one. I am a quilter, card maker and a crafter of all sorts, so the possibilities would be numerous. I envision making embellishments for cards and quilt projects. I can also see the possibilities of making structured projects by using fabric as you did. I won’t go on with more, but want to thank you for the opportunity.

  93. After you wrote about your experience with the Silhouette, I investigated it myself and found it to be everything you said.
    My son, a music teacher, has been needing something like this for the last two years. We only knew of the Cricut and since it had no musical characters, had put off buying one. The Silhouette more than fit the bill, since you can come up with your own figures and designs. He just received the machine and promptly and easily cut out his notes for teaching aids with his students.
    I would enjoy having this machine to work more with fabric since I’m a seamstress and embroiderer. It would be fun creating with this new medium.

  94. I have reviewed other machines and found Silhouette my choice. I am a librarian and would use the Silhouette for numerous programs and projects that include bulletin boards, crafting programs for children and adults, teachers, and other patrons desiring to see if an automated tool would be beneficial for their personal use.
    Marsha from the library!
    Posted on Facebook Silhouette

  95. This is a tool for sharing! We’ve got two…possibly three weddings coming up this year in my little church, plus four babies on the way. I’m imagining all of the shower favors we could create.

    I left a comment on the Silhouette blog, so please count me twice.

  96. I would use this for all sorts of paper crafts, but would LOVE to get more into applique, which would be so easy with this machine! Jeanne from Anderson, CA

  97. Hi Mary-
    This looks like a cool machine. I would probably find many uses for it, but first I’m interested in cutting vinyl silhouettes for walls or windows, then paper for some kind of interior decoration. My design work is very hard-edged so would be well suited for such an endeavor.
    Cindy in Santa Cruz, CA

  98. Mary Marshall

    This would be an awesome addition to my small sewing business. I could add gifts and accessories for special occasions and holidays. Being a single mom, full time student and self employed what a plus to win this Silhouette cutting machine !!!

  99. I have wanted one of these for months. I have two projects in mind: my son’s baby book and a wedding quilt for my sis. I’m crossing my fingers that I get picked!

  100. LOVE the Silhouette. Would even love it more in my house! We have a Summer Wedding fast approaching with a mega-ton of projects still to do. Shall we begin with the Escort Cards, the Table Numbers, or perhaps the Bride’s programs?

  101. If I were to win this machine, I would use it for applique templates. I would also probably never buy little boxes again in my life.

    Thanks for this great giveaway, Mary!

    Linny T

  102. Wow…I had never heard of this machine but it is amazing! I love the word art for walls and the boxes you made and was inspired by the projects on the Silhouette site. What fun!

  103. I had never heard of this machine until I saw the giveaway offer. I have looked at the website and I am in love with what it can do! Cutting fabric letters and shapes for applique and fusing — straight from my computer! — wow! I think I would first try using it for reverse applique by cutting out a fabric shape with openings in it, then fusing to a background fabric and embroidering around the edges of the openings. This is giving me all kinds of ideas!

  104. I had never heard of this machine until I saw the giveaway offer. I have looked at the website and I am in love with what it can do! Cutting fabric letters and shapes for applique and fusing — straight from my computer! — wow! I think I would first try using it for reverse applique by cutting out a fabric shape with openings in it, then fusing to a background fabric and embroidering around the edges of the openings. This is giving me all kinds of ideas!

    I posted to the Silhouette blog, and I Like them on facebook.

  105. This is quite the giveaway so I’m surely liking the contest. Loved the boxes and perhaps may try to duplicate them if I win plus so many exciting projects to do. I shall wish my self good luck!

  106. I’ve seen alot of this machines and have had a hard decision on which one to get, then you had this one on your site and I went over and checked it out. I was sold, if I don’t win this will be the one I save my money up for. I have 2 grandsons and lots of cards, gift bags, and other crafts to make for them and with them. I posted on the silhouette blog on the t-shirt, I though it was such a great idea and something that I could use with the girls at church they will love it!!! Thank you for your site I look forward to it everyday and can’t wait to see it and what you have done.

  107. I want to do T-shirts, glass etching, vinyl wall art, gift boxes, the list goes on and on! What an awesome giveaway!!!

  108. I would love to have a Sillhouette cutter! I would use it to make paper shapes for my daughters (3 1/2-year-old twins) to do crafts with, as well as appliques for their clothes.

  109. I would use this for paper crafts and applique. It looks like a great product and I’m sure I would find many uses for it.

  110. These machines look like so much fun! First off, my church recently bought its first building. We’ve looked into stylized interior signage, but it’s quite expensive. So I’d start by creating vinyl lettering in a fabulous font to adhere names of spaces to hanging brushed aluminum signs all around the building. After that, I would head to my pile of cardstock and cut it up into cards, hangtags, and any other shapes that came to mind!

    BTW, I ‘liked’ Silhouette on my Facebook today.

  111. The first project I would like to make is some of those beautiful gift boxes! Second, would be lanterns to decorate my childrens’ bedrooms!

    Thank you for the chance to win this great prize!

  112. I live far, far away from “normal” American things. I will be moving from here to Chisinau, Moldova, come the summer. A Silhouette would be a godsend to me! Did you know that in places without decent postal systems, they don’t sell cards for mailing? There’s the occasional birthday card to put with a present, but absolutely no cards to post. This presents a problem for me because I post things a lot. I’d use the Silhouette to make cards to post! Mail art, here I come. I’d also use it to make appliques for my crazy quilting and to touch up my attempts at finishing my needlework. The ideas keep spinning in my mind, and it’d sit right on my desk. This would be such a boon living in foreign countries without any craft stores for hundreds (sometimes thousands) of miles! Not to worry if it’s 110 V, either. I have plenty of transformers to plug it into.

    Thank you for your generosity.

  113. I couldn’t wait to get my entry in for this amazing machine. I went to the Silhouette blog and immediately posted my itching fingers wanting to get started doing projects – all kinds of projects. Mainly, tho’, I want to use it to continue creating an invention I have come up with that will be used for newborn babies. I am even in the process of getting a patent – but my main hurdle is cutting vinyl to a particular shape, and I’ve found out that this machine can help me do that.

  114. I would use it for cards, paper crafts and applique also as it makes possible to create lots of designs on fabric. This machine will be very useful to help me create variety of items. I have liked it on facebook too 🙂

  115. The Silhoutte Cutting Machine would be an excellet tool to own. I would use it for gifts to friends who I know would cherish them. I could also use if for a small sewing business I have. Some of the items made are sold with the money going to my church women.s organization which supports many faith related organizations.

  116. I posted a comment on their blog and I’ve already liked them on Facebook. This is such a great giveaway!

  117. What a nice offer! I would used the Silhouette for treat boxes for my granddaughter’s class as well as for gifting small tatted and crocheted items and for making appliques for quilts and garments.

  118. Hi Mary, Thanks for such an exciting give-away. I would love to win and would use it to marry two things I love: stationary and stitching. I would try those little boxes you made (for Easter treats)… they were so cute, and then experiment with some card stock and applique. I hope I win!
    p.s. I also “liked” Silhouette on Facebook

  119. Sorry, I forgot to mention that I commented on SD’s blog and I like them on facebook. I am the “Bonnie” that commented above.

  120. OK Mary! I’ve done it all!! Visited Silhouette’s blog…”liked” them on Facebook…loved you my whole life…and here I am writing a comment…and praying!!

    Oh boy! If I won this Silhouette machine I would be over the Supermoon about it! I love to make quilts, cards, embroider…you name it! And I am always using my own designs and then cutting out hundreds of an item by HAND!! I LOVE the idea of being able to use my own designs and cut out hundreds of them at once. I plan to begin designing my own kits, and this would really be a godsend in allowing me to create unique and inspirational patterns….

    I’ve got my fingers crossed, I’m wishing on every shooting star…and I’m thanking the almighty universal goodness for you, your blog and this giveaway!!

    Off to throw some pennies into a fountain…
    Susan Elliott

  121. If I won, I would make gifts using vinyl letters and would love to make some fabric projects.

    I left a comment on the Silhouette blog

  122. This weekend, my husband,two boys(5 and 3) and I, cleaned out our spare bedroom, and I get to turn it into my “Arts-Arama room!” I love to paint and make handmade crafts to share with family and friends. I will use the Silhouette for creating lots of things. My boys will love the tatoos, and I want to make special fabric designs for their clothes. I also love the gift bags that you created and hope to make some of those too. My new room is ready…all it needs is the Silhouette to really get the party started!

  123. I am a Early Childhood Teacher at a Waldorf school. This machine would be of great use for the other teachers and myself. We teach our kindergartners how to sow, fold paper, and many many other seasonal crafts…I normally cut out all patterns by hand or spend many hours cutting out circles for pompoms. This machine would make my prep time for art projects much shorter and easier. Subsequently giving me more time to work one on one with my students.

  124. Mary, Another great give away…how do you do it? I would probably use this machine mainly for card making & a little applique. Thanks for thinking of us!
    Sheila from CA.

  125. This is very impressive! I would make gifts for all the family and friends I know. But, I would also use the Silhouette to design a line of boxes for a small home business.I am friends on Facebook with Silhouette and left a comment.
    Karole in Bluebonnet Texas

  126. What a wonderful machine, I would use this for mixed media embroidery, cutting out material to go on embroidered felt and also for cutting templates for mono-printing, stencils, stencils for silk-screening. The possibilities are endless

  127. Dear Marymentor:

    This would be a GODSEND for me to donate to the West Penn Senior Citizen Center here in Pittsburgh where I spend a great deal of time. Many of these people are dis (or semi-dis)abled, as I am, and the bright spot in their day is the Senior Center where we are always scratching for projects/crafts/games to keep us busy. How wonderful it would be if these old folks could proudly make their own cards, gifts, etc with this tool. We could then proudly email you pics of our varied finished pieces ! OH BOY it would be a welcome addition for these people to keep our minds, hearts and hands busy in our golden years ! Thanks…Judy in Pittsburgh

  128. I’ve ‘liked” Silhouette on FB for a while. The Silhouette machine would be helpful with my son’s school projects. I also want to be able to cut vinyl for my home and gifts.

  129. I would be so excited to use it for so many things but I think I would start with a quilted table runner with appliqued pears on it. Thanks so much!

  130. I would use it for making cards and vinyl cut-outs for signs…. I am sure I could find plenty of uses for it!!

  131. I have never heard of the Silhouette before reading your blog. I just bought a Cricut and was disappointed on how limited the designs are. I plan on using the Silhouette exclusively for Applique’ on American Indian Dance Regalia. I also “liked” the Silhouette on Facebook 🙂

  132. My comment from the Silhouette blog:
    This is way cool! I didn’t know there was tattoo paper or adhesive backed cardstock. This makes me want one of these machines even more, if that was possible!

  133. I would love to make vinyl wall art and maybe venture into decorating some shirts.

    I am following their blog.

    I like Silhouette on fb.


  134. Ohh everything I could do with a silhouette. We’re currently in the middle of updating our decor around our house to make it more “us” and I would live to have a silhouette to help with this!
    I liked them on facebook and commented on their latest blog post!

  135. Mary,

    I have started a mixed media garden book class. This machine will be almost a requirement for me to finish my project. The cutter will be the best way for me to cut tiny little items for my project. Thank you so much for this offer, and for your amazing information which you freely give us novices. I hope I can be half as good as you at my embroideries.

  136. If I win a machine, I’ll use it mostly for cutting fabric (already backed with fusible) to make appliques. I might also cut some pieces for making greeting cards.

  137. If you win the Silhouette cutting machine, what do type of projects do you plan to do with it?

    I would monogram/label EVERYTHING! Vases, cans, jar, mirrors, YOU NAME IT!

  138. I “liked” the Silhouette page and I’d sure like to have a Silhouette cutting machine to play with – I always see lovely things on cards other folks made and they produced the piece with a Silhouette or other cutter. I’d love to be able to do that!

  139. First I’d use this AWESOME machine to help prepare for my husband’s deployment. I’d make t-shirts supporting him, invites to his going away party, etc.
    And I’d also use it for scrapbooking…my favorite hobby!

  140. I would happily make boxes to use and to give away to friends. I plan on doing this, with or without the lovely machine, but that would make the boxes easier to make.

    I am sure there are other crafts my kids could come up with, that I could help them make using the Silhouette.

  141. Great giveaway!! I would love to have one of these and the first things that I would do is make a bunch of home-made cards!! Thanks for the chance!

  142. I have wanted a Silhouette for about a year! I would start by making myself a monogrammed wine glass 🙂 I love the new fabric feature and have recently gotten into sewing! I can’t wait to see all the awesome things I could do; the possibilities are limitless!

    Thank you for hosting a great giveaway!

  143. I’m a textile designer and I love to do all sorts of fiber art and other crafts. I lost my left arm 8 years ago and have trouble with complex cutting and sewing as a result! I love the fact that this machine comes with easy to use software so I could use my own designs for fabric appliques and cut out shapes that I wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. I would love to use this for quilting and sewing projects but also to make cut outs to collage with,this would be phenomenal to make paper dolls and for cutting pieces of card stock for doll house furniture for my niece’s new doll house… all those other crafty precision tasks! I liked silhouette on face book and also commented on the blog, thanks so much for the give away and the blog!

  144. This is so cool! I would make lettering for everything–walls, appliqués, cards, organization, etc. etc.
    I also commented on their blog. Thanks!
    Karen in Breezy Point

  145. I ” liked ” it on facebook! Please enter me in the giveaway! This looks like a great machine and I can’t wait to hear that I won it! I would use it for apparel and for my fiber art.

  146. I love this give away! I will be using the machine for fabric appliques to embelish my daughters clothing and quilting projects, I will also use it for papercrafts with my daughters.

  147. A new take on cutting and pasting but with a colourful, creative streak! The Silhouette is the perfect creation and to win would be an absolute dream come true! I am just imagining hours of bliss with my Silhouette, especially on those rainy English weather days! I am already planning hat boxes, keepsake treasure boxes, wedding shower boxes, dolls for dressing up, card designs, bookmarks, these are just a few ideas spinning in my head. I have ‘liked’ Silhouette on Facebook, now wishing I was the proud owner!

  148. I love doing raw-edge applique, and I think this machine would allow me to do so many more designs. I just checked out the Silhouette blog and can’t believe how many uses this gadget has. (I commented, too.) Please put my name in for your drawing. (Sending thoughts: choose me, choose me, choose me)

  149. What a great giveaway! I would use it for gift boxes for my embroidery, cards and appliques for starters. I would love to try out the sketch function too.

  150. If i won i would use the machine to make all sorts of goodies with my girl scout troop – cookie bags/totes/mixed media arts etc the possibilities are endless

    bogfairy in Michigan

  151. Oh how fun! I have two nephews that are graduating from high school this year, so I can see making some sort of remembrance picture for them.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  152. I posted early this morning and it never showed up, it must have gotten hung up trying to post. I would love to have this for machine embroidery applique, and hand applique embroidery. I also dabble in paper crafts from time to time.

  153. I have a couple of friends that have the machine they say they have many uses. Would love the change to have one. For card making plus decorating ideas.

  154. I “like” Silhouette on Facebook… But the answer is, I would use it to make EVERYTHING possible. Right now I’m planning to move into my first house, and I have plans to decorate the walls with cutouts, do stencil work on the walls in the bedrooms, and hand-sew all the curtains and bedspreads. I think this machine (which I’ve heard great things about) would be SO great to use for these projects! 🙂 Thanks!

  155. Thanks again having a wonderful giveaway. If I won the Silhouette cutter I would use it with my Mom for her scrap booking adventures. I would also use it myself and create one-of-a-kind shirts and skirts for my granddaughter. I think it would be SSSSSSOOOOOO much fun to create things for my family and friends.

    Colleen from Ohio

  156. The Silhouette cutter would be great for many of my sewing/quilting projects. (quilts, totes, children clothing) Scrapbooking would be great also. This can be used in the classroom for the kid learning projects(lesson plans/bulletins). My wheels are turning.

    Kathy from Louisiana

  157. Hi Mary,

    I would make all sorts of little boxes for gifts and cut out flowers and shapes for my granddaughter. Maybe even some applique. I did go onto Facebook and liked Silhouette.

    Cynthia from Southern California

  158. I have wanted to own one for such a long time. I would make customized tee shirts for my large family of kiddos…each personalized to fit their unique personality.

  159. I have posted the comment on Silhouette facebook feature!
    Wow!! So much talent and new things to learn. Never heard of such a box until Mary Corbet mentioned it! It feels great to imagine making jewellery box stuff for friends and family!

  160. I have so many things I would love to make with the Silhouette – especially with the new fabric interfacing. Wall hangings, banners, pillow decorations . . .

    And I like Silhouette on FB

  161. I think the first thing I’d want to do with a Silhouette is cut out some new stencils. We’re always needing those around here…

    ~ I commented on the Silhouette blog.
    ~ I also like them on Facebook.
    This is such a great giveaway! Thanks.

  162. Oh, the possibilities (for both me and my students)! My first project: Arts & Crafts appliques…… got my fingers crossed! Thank you, Mary.

  163. oh … very nice giveaway ..
    i would love this to cut out shapes for my 4yr old .you know , she is still learning ‘A for Apple’….
    needless to say , i love doing applique work .

    count me in too

  164. My goodness, what a wonderful opportunity!

    I have about a million things I would use the silhouette machine for, but the two top ones would have to be for mail and for tapestry.

    See, I’ve only just moved interstate from my entire family and all my friends, and feel it’s my duty to use my crafty skills to send amazing mail that they’ll love. Unfortunately, embroidery takes a bit too long! So sending handmade cards would be amazing 🙂 Unfortunately the move has left me penniless and unable to take advantage of that amazing deal!

    Thank you so much,

    p.s. I’ve liked Silhouette on facebook.

  165. I can see the potential for incorporating blackwork into unusual shapes and designs using this machine. Appears to be more versatile and could develop into a whole new area of combining techniques whch would be positive for both sscrapbookers and embroiderers. Facebook and Silhoutte have greats ideas but I suspect this is capable of much, much more and would love the chance to develop it.

  166. I would love to have a cutting machine—I have been admiring them from afar for ever so long. I love the boxes. I can use it to help tutor my grandson this summer. I also went to LIKE on Facebook. Thank you.

  167. Well! I posted earlier and it never showed up…so am trying this again. I would just LOVE to win this machine! Have So many projects in mind aro the home I’d love to make – mirrors, pillows, framed art, etc. I also posted to Silhouette’s blog as well. Thanks for the giveaway and LOVE your website as well!
    Barbara in TN

  168. Hi Mary,

    I posted on Silhouette’s blog and like on facebook. I would use this machine for , cards, boxes, appliques. I would definitely start scrapbooking! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that I’m the one!!

    Cathy from KY in CA

  169. I would use it to catch up on my scrapbooking projects. I am piles and piles of pictures behind on my grandkids. I’ll probably be a great grandma before I get all the scrapbooking finished.

    I don’t go to or belong to facebook so I don’t “like” anyone!

    Cathy L, Iowa

  170. So I have been in search for a cutting machine for the past few years. It was between this one and a cartridge machine. I really like how with the Silhouette you can use your computer rather than purchase multiple cartridges that you would only use a few designs off of. I am helping quite a few friends with up coming weddings and birthdays and this machine would make it SOOOO much easier on us all. I am also a mother, so this would be used for many future parties. =]

    Oh and I would etch my dishes, for some reason when I go to a potluck and end up having to leave my dish. I never get my dish back.

    I liked Silhouette on Facebook.

    Fingers crossed. Thank You!

    Jordan Camino from SC

  171. I work with Girl Scouts and can imagine all sorts of uses for this machine: projects, gifts, and fund raissers. AliceRae

  172. G’day Mary,
    Now, I’ve commented on the Silhouette’s blog. WOW! What an amazing machine.
    I would use it mostly for fabric cut outs or stencils for fabric painting. I like the idea of stitching over stenciled designs on fabric. I’d try combining that with appliqued cut outs also embroidered over. How lovely to have perfect and interesting stencils at ones fingertips.

    Have been faithfully and happily following. Just “no talk”! A cousin said of my brother before bro was talking “Ar no talk”. It’s indelibly written in the chronicles of family sayings. Lax with communication? Along comes the big hint “Ar no talk”.
    Cheers, Kath from Oz

  173. Hi

    Wow the machine is amazing.i like this kind of machines alot (Big shot.if i win this machine i will do the fabric bags you made and some art on my Tee S and prepare my scrapbook (my new born baby’s).thank you for this giveaway.Hope i could win.

    Hyma From Salem

  174. I’d use it for fabric projects (cut appliques, quilt block pieces, etc) and for making stencils.

    I did leave a comment on the Silhouette blog, under the Feb. 18th entry with the quilt, but don’t do Facebook.

  175. Hi! I would use the Silhouette to make stencils for collage/mixed media projects. These are too difficult to cut by hand, so the machine would be perfect for this and Silhouette is the one I’ve had my eye on for a while. I too “liked” it on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity!! Anastasia from Mission BC

  176. Hi there! Love your blog and the WONDERFUL tutorials! I am just now getting back to handwork and am loving your instructions! The Silhouette machine looks like fun! I would love to try your box project that you showed us and am going to check out the Silhouette website next. I don’t have a FB account. Thanks for the great give away! Bari Jo from Albuquerque.

  177. Hi Mary

    I love your site. Everything i know about embroidery is from you and i love it and i only just started last year.
    I heard about the give away well i would love to WIN WIN WIN !!!!!! The machine – i would do gift boxes – baby shower gift boxes – boxes for my embroidery – around the home and Scrap booking(fav).
    Liquie – Angelique –

  178. Hi Mary,

    I’ve looked at these machines for a long time
    and had it on my wish-list.
    I would love to have this machine especially for my love of boxes, the projects would be
    I help with my grandaughter’s Girl Scout troop
    with some of their projects and this would be
    amazing for them.

    Teri S.

  179. I would share it with my Crafty Chat Group where we help Sudanese ladies integrate into life in Australia. They would love to make bags, cards, quilt projects, etc. Many have not learnt to use scissors – this would help them lots.

  180. What fun it would be to win this machine. I can think of all kinds of things I could do with it. All kinds of cards and those little boxes are wonderful for little gifts or for money gifts.


    Freda from Fred (there is a story here)

  181. There seems to be many things I could do with this machine. I think it’s the kind of thing that you explore as you use it more. At first, I would like to make boxes for gifts, including for fundraisers. I embroider a lot and have no space for more of my work on the walls! I would love to start being more creative and thinking “outside the frame.”

  182. Hi, I’m Laura, also known as Lilavati, and I’m a member of the SCA. What I’d use it for? I have some appliqué projects that I’ve been putting off, and I have some awesome papercut/fabric cuts/embroidery/jewellery fusion ideas I’d love to get off the ground.

    Thanks for this chance! (Oh, I also liked this on Facebook.)


  183. The very first thing I would do if I won this is my happy dance! My first project would be to fashion Easter treat boxes for my 7 grandbabies and then I would like to try and see if we couldn’t make some decorations for an upcoming baby shower for grand #8!

  184. I would use the machine for fabric projects. And anything else I could come up with.

  185. Having a Silhouette would prompt me to try so many things that seem too intimidating now, given my measuring and cutting “skills”: bags and boxes such as the wonderful ones you made, fabric flowers with beaded centers, art books with more complicated designs, etc. I’d give the machine a work-out!

  186. I would LOVE to be able to make appliques using a silhouette!

    I’ve also liked Silhoette on fb!

  187. I would make etching for my casserole pans, then freezer paper stencils for my boys boring t’s, as well as some vinyl lettering with good reminder phrases in foreign languages.

  188. I know exactly what I would do. Make notecards for my embroidery projects. I have looked all over and can’t find them, not even at the craft stores.

  189. If you win the Silhouette cutting machine, what do type of projects do you plan to do with it?

    I want to do vinyl lettering and stencils. I also want to make some tee’s for my children.

  190. I do not do facebook either, I would love to win this and experiment with my fiber art projects, perhaps card making, with my quilts etc.
    thank you for the giveaway Kathyinozarks

  191. Hi honey! You are just a sweetheart for this give-a-way! I would be honored to win this prize! I would make cards to send to our military men and women who are serving our great country! And I would make more quilt that I am already sending for our wounded military. But now I would be able to do applique in neat forms with the capabilites of this wonderful machine! Thanks again!

  192. I would definitely use this for fabric projects with cutouts. I commented on the cupcake entry on the Silhouette blog.

  193. Hi Mary,

    Cool machine! If I won it, I’d use it for cutting appliqués and maybe wall decor and temporary tatoos for the small people.

    Thanks again for another neat draw.


    ps I left a comment on the Silhouette blog.

  194. Wonderful for making those cute boxes – birthdays, showers, christenings, etc. Also fancy cup cake holders, gift envelopes, and so on.

  195. I’ve been coveting the silhouette for a long time now! I want to do all sorts of projects with it – greeting cards, bookmarks, journaling. The uses for fabric intrigue me too. I see appliquéd embroideries in my future…

  196. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this to make all fun projects! Mostly fun t-shirts designs for my children’s clothes.

    I Liked the Silhouette on Facebook!

  197. Hi Mary, the machine looks awesome! If the competition is open to folks in RSA, and I win it, I’d use it for personalising gifts for friends and family; I’m back to full-time studying and student’s budget. Hand made embroidered items, soaps and similar craft things are all I’m giving out, and this would add a nice dimension as I’m useless with sewing or drawing 🙂
    Thank you for a lovely website. I look forward to your emails!

  198. I’m excited about using a machine like this for vinyl – it’s hard to get a good clean edge on vinyl for etching glass. I also imagine it making fantastic vinyl appliques for raincoats or totes. I’m thinking dimensional vinyl flowers on a pair of Wellies!

  199. If I win this machine I’d use it for appliques and verious crafts.

  200. I commented on the Font -n- Fabric Tutorial post on the Silhouette blog.

  201. I am a Scout Leader for Beaver Scouts, 5 – 7 year old boys and girls in Canada. My mind boggles at the number of incredible crafts we could prepare for our youth using the Silhouette machine. To be able to cut as many pieces as you want in any shape you want! eg Beavers, dinosaurs, snowmen, etc! Wow.

    It would also be useful to cut fabric for quilting and for other crafts.

    I have “liked” Silhouette on FB.

    Thanks, Mary, for all the work you do.

  202. Hi
    I have not gone back to work since the earthquake here in Christchurch New Zealand and am trying to get into my own little business and am making embroidered bags and other items. this machine would make the job so much easier. It looks so great and I would really love to try this. I love all the things that make craft work fun and exciting.

    Crystine from the shakey city, Christchurch, NZ

  203. If I won the machine…

    I’ve just bought a new drawer organizer to store my needlework supplies. I’ve started sorting things out – finished projects in one drawer, WIPs in another, etc. I’d love to use that to label those drawers. Though to be honest, I’d probably go overboard and start labeling everything in the house!

    I’ve liked Silhouette on Facebook, also.

  204. Cutting out fabric is one of the main things I want to use a Silhouette for. Would love to win!

    I already like Silhouette on FB.
    Left a comment on their blog too.

  205. Love this machine and would like to give it a whirl on some of the doll patterns I design as I would really like to add more appliques to my projects and this machine would save me so much time.

    (Went to FB and “Liked” along with a comment.)

  206. If I were to win, I would use the Silhouette to cut out appliques to sew on to towels and jeans an stuff. You could also make some awesome recipe cards to use for recipe sharing. Just a couple of thoughts….. there are so many possibilities!

  207. If I won the Silhouette, I would use it to do fabric appliques, vinyl cutouts, and I would love to try it to make stencils for painting on my walls!

  208. Oh, and I forgot to tell you that I ‘liked’ Silhouette over on Facebook …. my bad?

  209. I would use the Silhouette to make cute onesies for my nieces and nephews, trendy bags, home decor… the list is endless really. My most immediate need for this is for my sister’s bridal shower. I’d like to make the invitations and decor using it. I already “like” Silhouette on Facebook.

    Mrs. Stevie W.

  210. Oh I would just LOVE to win the Silhouette!

    Where to start? So many possibilities!!!

    On the Silhouette website I saw the cutest cupcake holders. I think I’d make those first. After that, I’d get out all my scrapping supplies and start working on a recipe book that I am making for my 18 year old daughter’s birthday 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    I Liked the Silhouette on Facebook!

  211. If I were the lucky winner, I would….create fabulous bulletin boards at work (elem. school), use it at home to create banners and decorations for showers and holidays and use the cool fabric interfacing to embellish my little girl’s shirts!

    AND I “liked” Silhouette on Facebook.
    Thank you for the chance to win this awesome machine!
    Val from upstate SC

  212. Oh, the possibilities…

    Cutting origami squares, paper quilling strips, shapes for paper bouquets, designing paper automata.

    Hexagons to paper piece a grandmother’s flower garden quilt to use up my sea of fabric scraps. Shapes for applique, (something I’ve been meaning to teach myself for ages).

  213. I would love to have a Silhouette to create things for my three little girls. Maggie is three and wants to have a Minnie Mouse party soon. I do a lot of sewing, so my guess is that I will be using it constantly for quilt applique and heat transfer. I also am lucky enough to work part-time at our church as a secretary and I can imagine it making my life so much easier for bulletin boards and other displays for at work. I am hoping that I have a chance at winning this!

    Angelina, mom of three princesses, Elizabethtown, PA

    I also liked Silhouette on Facebook, and commented on Silhouette’s blog. Thank you so much for the fabulous giveaway!

  214. I make crocheted soap sack/spa cloth kits packed with personal care items for the local battered women’s shelter. Cute packets in which to put the products are hard to find. Looks like the Silhouette would make some awesome, fabric covered packaging! I posted on the Silhouette blog, anonymous under Font n Fabric because I’m a Crazy Quilter & quilter. The machine could have been used to make yo-yo circles last year. My community service quilt was inspired by a Kaffe Fassett quilt in Marie Claire Idees & featured 40+ yo-yos. It’s still hard to believe that it’s finished!

  215. Like Silhouette in Facebook.

    I can see using this for lots of homeschool projects – but I’d love to let my 7 crafty daughters loose with this. I can’t imagine what projects they could come up with! Of course then they wouldn’t be doing their schoolwork…

  216. I just found your site and I can’t wait to look through all of your tips and help! I am going to make decorative pillows, childrens clothes, and finish a memory “tie quilt” for my husband. I “liked” the Silhouette on Facebook.

    Lucky Lauren

  217. I would use it make boxes. They would be so cute to give to people with a special gift inside. I make fabric paper dolls for a childrens hospital and these would be the perfect container.

  218. I would love to have a Silhouette cutting machine. Among other things I would use it to customize clothing for my children. It would also be very useful for school and scouting projects.

  219. I would use Silhouette for so many projects. Making gift boxes for quilts, unique cookie, cake and candy boxes for friends and family, fabric craft for wall hanging, jewelry boxes, the possibilities seem endless. As a person with disabilities anything that will cut down fatigue and let me spend more time enjoying the process of completing a project is a blessing.

    Also, I Liked Silhouette on facebook.

  220. Mary, this is great! I would love to use the Silhouette to cut my applique pieces–talk about saving time and my aching wrists! Thanks so much–and I’ve also “Liked” Silhouette on FB and left a comment on the Silhouette blog!

    Happy quilting,

  221. What wouldn’t I do, really?

    I make cards and gift tags to go with my knit gifts. A Silhouette would make that easier! I make all of my own holiday wrapping paper. A Silhouette would really knock that out of the park, too. I also make religious icons, but I can never find the background pieces I need. The Silhouette would solve that problem.

  222. This is an amazing little machine! I’m terrible with cutting things out by hand– if I had one of these, I would expect that my crafting time would increase exponentially (which wouldn’t be too very good for my grades, though!)

    I commented on the post on the Silhouette blog that had some cupcakes and a tutorial for adhesive-backed cardstock– delicious!

  223. Thanks for the great give-away! If I were to win the Silhouette, I’d use it to improve my handmade greeting cards and make gift boxes and decorate clothing and and – you get the idea!

  224. The first project I would use this for is my son’s library bag. I used stick on foam shapes that I sewed on, but they keep falling off. I’m planning on using this to applique the shapes I want & stop the never ending work.

    I left a comment & liked Silhouette’s FB page.

  225. I’ve been wanting one of these forever!! I have so many things I want to do – I want some vinyl transfers for a specially designed saying for my bedroom, I want to put a stencil on the glass doors to my china cabinet, I want to personalize some wine glasses, and I’d love to put a large monogram on the mirror in the den. So yeah…got a few things I could do with this baby! dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  226. I left a comment on the Silhouette blog and said I was visiting because of your blog giveway. dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  227. This would be sooo awesome to win. It would help with my sewing/scrapbooking addiction. Oh the projects that I could whip up. I “liked” it on facebook. Ya Ya from Oklahoma

  228. If you win the Silhouette cutting machine, what do type of projects do you plan to do with it?

    I will make various containers for holding gifts, cards and etch some glass and then figure out my next trick. 🙂

  229. Hi Mary,
    This is an amazing give away – I know a number of ladies who would love to share the machine with me! I would use it to work with my grand daughters on some scrapbooks and probably fabric work for embellishing tshirts etc.

  230. Oh! I would LOVE to decorate my kids clothes with some awesome applique shapes! And then I would probably label everything in my house!

  231. I could dream up a ton of projects! But I have wanted to cut vinyl and etch glass for a long time now, and of course now I want to cut fabric and make cute shirts for my kiddos.

  232. I did it all. I left a comment on Silhouette blog. I liked on face book. I hope I win. I really want this machine I will never have the money to buy one.

  233. There are way too many choices but to pick a few projects, I’d start out with monogramming and making appliques for home decor and my little camper. Then, once I’ve practiced, I’d move onto making things for my nieces and nephews.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  234. I’ve been anxiously checking your blog several times a day since the start of March, waiting for this contest, but reading the rules I was left speechless! This seems like such an amazing tool for so many things. I’d love to be able to use it to precisely cut appliques for clothing and accessories. It seems so useful for decorating, too. And I LOVE the boxes you made. I also think that I would have a lot of fun making elaborate paper dolls: something that I haven’t done in ages, but I used to make and give them as gifts, both ironic for the adults and pretty for the kids.

    But I definitely know what my first project would be: ever since a trip to Germany, I’ve been in love with the look of felt cutouts. I’ve been trying to make some felt stockings with elaborate felt cutouts sewn on, and the cutting has just been a disaster! My x-acto knife just hacks away at the felt (which is EXPENSIVE, and I hate wasting it), and it’s very hard to use scissors: slow, very easy to mess up, dulls my scissors like you wouldn’t believe, and hard to get even. If I won this (please please please!) I’d spend the next nine months decorating every inch of my house in felt for Christmas!

    I liked their Facebook page, and commented on the blog. Thank you for sending us to the blog, by the way: it was full of so many amazing ideas. I LOVE the tattoo idea! I really, really want to try that too. My children would go crazy with joy if I could decorate their faces like that.

  235. I also tweeted the contest and your blog, just in case that’s worth any points 😉

    I posted above as Megan, linking to my blog as my unique identification, but then I was worried that wasn’t enough. So I’ll reidentify myself as Megan from Gifts and Occupations.

  236. I’d love to make appliques to embroider onto skirts and blouses!

    I also commented over at the Silhouette blog.

  237. Hi Mary,

    I wanted to learn applique work for quite some time. I think this will be perfect for that. 🙂

    -Viji Sunil

  238. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’m so happy I found your blog! I would love to win the Silhouette. I would use it make new spring pillows, decorations for the wedding shower I am hosting and with my scrapbooking!

  239. I volunteer with kids at an after-school program for at-risk youth in Phoenix. I’m always trying to think of craft projects for them, using paper and fabric, as well as yarns. The Silhouette tool would be perfect for me to create a whole new range of crafts that I know the kids would just treasure! What a wonderful offering the makers are providing to your readers!! Thanks from all of us….

  240. I have a Cricut but have been amazed at the versatility of the Silhouette since I have since seen one in action. I am a paper crafter (cards, scrapbooking) and this would be so handy for creating projects. I use to sew and do needlework but since the eyesight isn’t what it use to be, glue and tape are more forgiving. I find I use a lot of the same principles in papercrafting as I did working with fabric. It’s all creating and fun! A Silhouette would be so great in creating all my projects!
    I ‘liked’ the Silhouette FB page and commented on the Silhouette blog. I decided to follow it as well. So many great ideas on it!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Emily Thorne Sussex NB

  241. Ahh, I love these machines! 🙂 They are so versatile and don’t require the clutter of the other big name machine.

    I could put it to use on so many projects. Right now I’m working on a “quiet book” for my little boy and there are a lot of shapes that would get cut out a lot faster with this machine–maybe I’d finish the project before he starts kindergarten! I also have several vinyl projects I’d like to do–putting a “Welcome” sign on my front door, for starters!

    Sarah in P-bo

  242. What an awesome giveaway! I think the better question is what would I NOT use this machine for. I would love it for making personalized cards, clothing (i loved the “Lucky” shirt on the Silhouette blog) and all sorts of uses around the house. My husband even wants me to win this machine so he can use it for work!

    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway 🙂

  243. Oooh, I would SO love to win this. I can see banners and pennants and appliqued ditties in my future. As a mom of four I always *want* my kids in matching or coordinating outfits for holidays and occasions but I often drop the ball in getting four outfits done at a time but everything I’ve heard indicates that matching appliqued tees would be a breeze!

  244. I swear I commented on this post already 🙁

    I would use this in my fabric art journaling, and in possibly even try applique with it!

    I also liked them on facebook and commented on their blog…

    Brooklynne Kennedy in New Zealand

  245. If I were so so so lucky to win this wonderful invention, I plan to use it for every kind of projects. Oh God! So many things are coming to my mind at this very moment! I love crafting and I often find that different techniques can be connected to each other somehow. I would cut out templates for stenciling, for example. An idea just came to my head, you can cut any shape you like out of vynil or any other plastic material, stick it on the surface you want to decorate and paint it with Gesso, instead of paint, to add volume (then you can take the sticker out of the surface). I can also think of a thousand ways to decorate a child’s room using the Silhouette SD cutting machine, and his/her clothes, too!
    Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to win a Silhouette SD cutting machine!
    P.S. I liked Silhouette in Facebook

  246. Ever since I knew about Silhouette SD cutting machine I can’t stop thinking of how my life could be with it. Everywhere I look I find an application for this machine. Until this moment, I had only imagined that it would be terrific to create a machine able to cut and to “silhouette”. Now I have seen that sometimes dreams come true. I even say more: I swap a 30-year-old boyfriend for a Silhouette SD cutting machine. I am sure that this last is going to give me more satisfactions. I NEED IT NOW!!
    I have already liked the Silhouette in Facebook, how couldn’t I!

  247. I would really love to have a Silhouette since I have a 2-year-old girl who is turning 3 soon and I think of millions of things I could do with this machine, even educational games… I am sure she would like it as much as I do.

  248. Tricia T from LS MO would love to win one of these Silhouette machines, I would make a sign that reads”Peace to all who enter” for my Foyer,I love subway art so perhaps family rules in subway art form, PILLOWS with fun words and shapes. The list of possibilities are endless. Thanks for the chance to win.

  249. I would so very much love to win this machine. My main craft is stained glass (workshop is in an outdoor building here in MN, so it’s my nice weather craft only!) I need to do some etched glass on a window pane in a door for a kitchen reno. The Silhouette would be perfect for making my own patterns. Also, I “liked” Silhouette on Facebook!

  250. If I was so lucky to win this fab machine, I’d make plenty of iron-on decals for my kids’ shirts, temp tattoos for fun, personalized art in frames..etc. There are so many possibilities for fun creations!

  251. Thank you for this chance to enter. Projects on my OPERATION DECORATION list that would benefit from the Silhouette:
    busy book project pages
    fabric flowers for headbands and garland
    wall vinyl
    baby mobile
    Night Owl Birthday Party
    dress embellishments
    fabric frames
    paper crafting
    Kindergarten and preschool crafts
    Easter Egg garland and wreath project
    Banners for kids rooms
    oh the possibilities are endless

    Also left a post on the blog and liked the Silhouette on Facebook.
    Fingers crossed

  252. I would make cards, invitations, gift bags like yours and who know what else, i would have so much fun!

  253. I’m relatively new to actual crafting, but have been an admirer of amazing crafters on the blogosphere for a great while now. I absolutely love the vinyl letters for glass – monograms are pretty much a requirement here in the South. I better get in the game 🙂

  254. I would love to have a Silhouette machine to make labels on baked goods and also to make cards and any other crafty lil’ things!

  255. i love this giveaway …
    if i win would make exactly what you made , because i love making boxes as well as embroidery.

  256. Dear Mary,
    Thanks for such a generous and a wonderful giveaway. I would love to win this machine. I do a lot of craft work like making gift boxes and make a lot of greeting cards. This tool would be a great addition to my card making hobby.

    Ramya from California

  257. Wow. If I win what wouldn’t I do with it? I would start with home decor projects. I would make cards, I would make iron ons for t-shirts, vinyl lettering for walls and so much more!

  258. i would loveeeeeeeeeee to win the Silhouette! it would help me a great deal to enhance all the bridal and baby showers events i help organize and plan for my friends and family. not to mention how amazing it would be to spice up the pictures from these events! it would also be so great to be able to use the Silhouette for my upcoming wedding invites and thank you cards! so far I’ve “liked” Silhouette on Facebook as well as left a message on their page! i was going to leave comments on their blog but got side tracked by all the amazing tips and projects on there! but i plan to do so as soon as i can focus!

  259. I am a retired art teacher who loves to applique. The downside is that I have RA and using scissors for even a short time causes my hands to cramp. This would allow me put some of my own art into the pieces without having to hand cut them. If I win, I will use this machine to cut fabric. What a blessing!

  260. I know excactly what I’d do with this!!! I make the neatest knitted mittens and that machine would be perfect for making perfect gift boxes for them. Pick me! Pick me!

  261. I have long wanted to participate in something called the memory box program. They provide memory boxes to hospitals to give to families who have lost a baby. My first projects with this machine would be to make some of these boxes for this program. My second would be to get my Etsy site up and running with boxes/items for sale.

  262. I can’t decide how I would use the machine, because there are so many wonderful options. It will definitely help me make materials for my students. I also envision some acrapbooking projects.

  263. Thanks for another great give-away. My first thought was to use the cutting machine for some really intricate applique. My second thought was to use it to quickly create embroidery templates- cut out the shapes and sizes of my drawings, then place them on the linen until I’m happy with the layout, then trace around them with pencil. Sounds even easier than tracing on a light table.

  264. It is a great giveaway. I would like to play with it. Your newsletter is great. Excuse the way I wrote in English my first language is French.


  265. I have used Heat and Bond to adhere fabric to paper for cards and gifts and this has worked pretty well. I also make paper boxes and fabric covered boxes for small gifts for family and friends. Sometimes the box is as big a hit as the gift. The Silhouette would increase the options and sizes of continers I could make as well as being fun and providing an activity to share with friends.

  266. What would I not do !!!!!! A quilter. scrapbooker, embroiderer and beader. I am constantly enjoying new craft ideas, and this amazing machine, would ‘put the icing on the cake’ to all my projects.

  267. Well, I’m probably pretty tame, but I can see using this machine to help make stencils for transferring embroidery designs — and for patterns to cut out items to applique (my latest intense study)…. I posted a comment on the blog too.

  268. Wow! This machine looks amazing!! I am a total sucker for new gadgets but terminally broke, so it would be a double delight to win it 🙂 I am just gathering my creative energies, and building up a stash of resources – fabric, thread, paper, paints, encaustic wax, beads and more – ready to launch into my next big project, which is Embroidered Books (inspired by Isobel Hall, among others). I think the Silhouette would be a real asset to this project!! Thank you for the opportunity, Mary and Silhouette.

  269. My problem-so many crafts, so little time! I’d love to have my own Silouette so I can get my craft on in record time! I’d start with:
    – Using the cardstock to make little markers for my garden
    – Fusible fabric for appliqueing on baby quilts (my friends are popping them out every other month it seems!)
    -labeling everything I could get my hands and the silouhette vinyl on- food canisters and craft bins especially!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  270. I’m a quilter mostly so I will probably use the machine to cut applique pieces. The reason I started reading your blog is that I also love adding hand stitched elements to my quilts and it’s nice having a resource for brushing up on stitches that I haven’t used in a while (or have never used!). I also love making gifts like the little boxes you demo’ed so I’ll most likely be using the Silhouette for many crafty things! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have also “liked” Silhouette on my Facebook page.

  271. Seriously, what wouldn’t I make with this machine. I’d start with wall decals, inspirational quotes and such. Then start making appliques for the kids clothes, then some fun tattoos for the summer. And I’d be making tons and tons of gifts for friends and family!!

  272. I love throwing parties and always try to make invitations and I think this would just take them over the top! They were pretty good before but the things I could do with this…!:)

    I also liked them on Facebook!

  273. I also like Silhouette on FB, they post some really great ideas!! Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck everyone!

  274. Wow, I’m glad I came back to check on this, my earlier comment seems to have disappeared, or I did not hit “submit” ?!?

    Anyway, I did leave a comment on the Silhouette blog (under the Feb. 18 entry on quilting). I’m not a Facebooker, so can’t do that part.

    Should I be lucky enough to win, I’d use this for cutting fabric for appliques & quilt blocks and stencils. And since this appears to be a lot like a plotter, I may just make things just to watch it draw and cut.

  275. I was just commissioned to do a banner for my kids’ school and this machine would really come in handy for cutting fusible letters. I could think of a million other ways to use it too and would love the chance to try it out!


  276. After receiving your email today regarding the Artichoke Linen (which I would love to make) I went to the Silhouette website to learn more. WOW…I am very impressed with what I have seen regarding the Silhouette Cutting Machine and I left a comment on their blog this morning. GOD has definitely blessed me with some great things in my life and one of them is the website http://www.needlenthread.com that is teaching me a lot. I eagerly look for the emails from Needle’n Thread which enlighten me on a lot of things…I am learning so much…THANK YOU.
    Well, the Silhouette Cutting Machine is definitely one item now on my wishlist. I could find so many uses for it. The first one would be to help me create some quilts adding customized designs and text with the Silhouette. My grandfather passed away 11 years ago and I kept all his clothes to make quilts for my children. Unfortunately with always working full-time and recently becoming a single mom after 25 years of marriage I never had time to learn how to sew (Praise God, I did learn very recently and I made my first quilt…out of old jeans). Not long ago I became unemployed and when I am not job searching I am trying to learn new things that I never had time for before but always wanted to do. I am learning to make nice, inexpensive gifts for my children (4…2 still at home, 1 in high school), son-in-laws (2) and grandkids (5). I am also a USBC Youth Coach (13 years) and could definitely use the Silhouette to make so many things for the youth bowlers. Thank you for the chance to win a Silhouette and may you be blessed with a WONDERFUL week.

  277. Great give away! 🙂
    I have visited the official website, and they have a list of things we can do with it: Scrapbook pages, Cards, Custom apparel, Vinyl décor, Etched glass, Sketch designs, Temporary tattoos, Paper crafts. I think I would go crazy right away when the machine arrived and would try something of each! Actually, I think the only one I still don’t have a project in mind is the temporary tattoos… but give me a few more minutes and I’ll sketch something for it! 🙂
    Thanks for another gift, Mary!

  278. Ooh, so many projects come to mind.
    custom packaging for gifts and goodies, fabric appliques , teneriffe lace grids and weaving cards, thread cards and holders, labels for canning and storage, paper lace, perforated paper for stitching and smocking dot grids, stencils of all kinds including design tracing on fabric or just about any other surface, perfect squares and other shapes for origami , paper-piecing quilt templates, a super-fine knitting needle gauge… I could go on for quite awhile, at least ’til my head explodes 🙂
    Combine this with an inkjet and a colour laser printer and a computer to tell them all what to do — what a great cross-crafting combo!

  279. I would love to win this! It would be so versitile in both scapbooking @ crafts like your fabric covered boxes-what great idea for bridal attendant gifts! I also think I could use it for showers & holiday decor, appliqués for quilting & I’m sure my list would continue to grow as each new project inspires new ideas!
    I also liked Silhouette on Facebook.

  280. Ooh, so many projects come to mind.
    custom packaging for gifts and goodies, fabric appliques , teneriffe lace grids and weaving cards, thread cards and holders, labels for canning and storage, paper lace, perforated paper for stitching and smocking dot grids, stencils of all kinds including design tracing on fabric or just about any other surface, perfect squares and other shapes for origami , paper-piecing quilt templates, a super-fine knitting needle gauge… I could go on for quite awhile, at least ’til my head explodes 🙂
    Combine this with an inkjet and a colour laser printer and a computer to tell them all what to do — what a great cross-crafting combo!
    ( I “like” Silhouette on facebook. A great gallery of projects there.)
    I resubmitted this comment, I apologize if you got more than one.

  281. I would love one of these to help with my medieval reenactments! Decorations for pavilions, medieval banners & pennants, painted wall tapestries (on fabric) and clothing would be much easier with one of these! I “liked” Silhouette on my facebook page and have my fingers crossed! Thanks for a great site!

  282. To be honest, I myself wouldn’t use this, but I’d love to have it to give to my mom. She retired a few years ago after teaching for 30 years and now lives on a more fixed income, but is an avid scrapbooker and she would love this to make her cutouts. Plus, she’s just a wonderful mother and grandmother and I’d like to do something nice for her.

    To help my chances, I’ve also “liked” Silhouette on Facebook. Thanks for considering me! 🙂

  283. I would LOVE to win the cutting machine. I would make little Easter Baskets, little flower holder cones for door knobs, and the most use would be applique fabric pieces for my quilts. OH, I hope I win. So many ideas.
    Happy Spring,

  284. Ohh if I won I have no idea where I’d begin! I have a new neice and I’d love to make her some cute bibs and onesies. I also have two boys and it woudl be fun to jazz up some of their plain t’s for summer. I’d also do some vinyl projects I have swirling around in my head but haven’t been able to find exactly what I am looking for.

  285. Oh, thanks much for the chance to win this great tool. I would definitely try my hand at cutting fabric with it; I’m seeing it done on various blogs and would love to try it.
    Thanks again,

  286. I love the gift boxes you made! I’d use the machine for these special little boxes, for cards, invitations, and for scrapbooking projects. My two young nephews would love to spend an afternoon making fun things, too!! Maybe school projects!

    I left a comment about Olivia the pig on the Silhouette website.

    This is the coolest machine!!!

    Carolyn in SoCal

  287. wow, what a fantastic giveaway and I’d love to win it! I envisage hours and hours of fun with this brilliant machine. winning it at this time of the year and so close to Easter just multiplies the opportunities available. I’m thinking Easter Egg hunts with pretty little boxes and baskets for excited little children!

  288. If I win the Silhouette cutting machine, I will use it to make objects (boxes, tags, etc.) for Charity auctions. It would be great for my church fundraisers, the Alzheimer’s Walk, etc.
    Thanks so much for the very kind giveaway!

    JudyJ of Golden

  289. I’m looking forward to making stencils to use in my crafts. A silhouette would be perfect for this.
    Thank you for hosting this contest!

    For an extra entry, I like Silhouette on FB.

  290. I would use the Silouette Cutting Machine for all kinds of projects! I would make pretty stitched boxes like you’ve shown, adorable appliques for my girls’ pillows,blankets, and clothing! I would also use it to make things for my sister who’s expecting her first baby July 29th! I am helping my mom give her a baby shower this would come in so handy!! Thanks you for all you do you’re so great!

  291. I would use this cutting machine for my own greeting cards and for crafts at the assisted living facility I volunteer at.

  292. I agree with JustGail–there are some comments that disappeared from this list, including the one from a gal in Christchurch. ??? So–I’m glad I checked back & will try again. Since I’m retired, I’ve taken on some community service projects to help reduce my stash. I make crocheted soap sacks/spa cloths for the local battered women’s shelter & I’m always looking for cute packets in which to put the products (shampoo, lotion, soap etc.) It looks like the Silhouete would make some awesome fabric covered packaging that would do the trick! Last year, I made a community service quilt that featured 40+ yo-yos & the Silhouette machine sure would have come in handy for that. It would also be fun to take it to a guild meeting to see what 75 other gals think. O-o-o-h the possibilities!! I posted to the Silhouette blog while I was at it.

  293. I would use the silouette to make sewing projects to share with my kindergarten students and teachers at my school! WOW what fun!

  294. I would love one of these machines to cut vinyl for wall decals. I also would like to experiment with cutting stencils to use for painting and glass etching.

  295. I would make cute letters for by baby’s bedroom and tons of scrapbook pages!

  296. I don’t see my comments, I joined the blog and posted on the silhouette blog!

  297. If I win this die cutting machine, I would like to use it to cut out applique shapes for the art quilts I want to make.

    Sandi in sunny AZ

  298. I would so love this machine. For me it would definitely open the world of aplique and embroidered apliques. I have always wanted to experiment with the techniques. I can just see a new preschool bag in my son’s future. Plus I have some lovely ideas for mommy purse accessories…

  299. I have wanted a Silhouette for the longest time. I am a crafter and would make all kinds of crafts (vinyl lettering on everything from walls, to t-shirts, to boxes). I make all my gifts for family and friends for weddings, birthday, Christmas, etc. I also love quilting and this machine would really come in handy. Please Pick ME…
    Judy from the banks of Bonney Lake.

  300. I love that silhouette machine, Im going to make awesome stuff for my nephews birthday party if i win it, starting with the treat bags which will have the kids names on them, and a wall banner. I would be able to make some super cute stuff :)-Linda Libby’s Mom


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