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I use it for everything. UltraSuede®, or man made suede, is an amazing material. It has so many advantages; you don't need to hem the edges, no fraying, the colors are deep and rich, it looks wonderful with needlepoint as a backing or as applique´. The one drawback, it's pricey! At $54 a yard I use it carefully, like gold.


I would like to share some with you, as a gift. These are 6 - 3"x4" pieces of UltraSuede®. If you'd like to enter this giveaway, let us know how you would like to use these pieces. To top it off, for every 30 comments I'll add another pack to the giveaway! Pass on the information to your friends. That means the more people sign up to win, the better your chances are, right?

I never was very good at statistics, but I know a good thing when I see it! UltraSuede®, in the words of Martha Stewart: It's a Good Thing!

Tune back in, winners will be announced on December 22nd.

BillieBee (billiemick)  – (December 15, 2009 at 11:54 AM)  

Please enter me in your "gold" giveaway....grin.


Anonymous –   – (December 15, 2009 at 12:53 PM)  

I would use the UltraSuede as a backing to a new ANG chapter nametag or perhaps as a backing for a brightly colored stitched pin design (yours, of course). Many thanks for your generosity. - Kathy

Carol S. –   – (December 15, 2009 at 2:34 PM)  

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Ultrasuede! It makes great backing for stuff like ornaments and flat-folds and scissors cases and...and I can think of tons of uses.

One thing I would love to do with it is use it in a crazy quilt as the ground fabric, just for a different look and texture.

Would I find a great use for these? YOU BET! Thanks for being SO generous!

a2susan  – (December 15, 2009 at 4:18 PM)  

I'm participating in the Bead Journal Project and would use the ultrasuede to bead my monthly journal pages. The colors are very rich and it has a nice texture.


NCPat  – (December 15, 2009 at 6:47 PM)  

The ultrasuede is a great embellishment for canvas surface work, along with backing ornaments, inside boxes, covering mats.....love the stuff!

Carol in Indian Springs Village  – (December 15, 2009 at 7:08 PM)  

Oh I love ultrasuede and these colors look delicious! I would use them to back pins, frame out a small design for a box top or front of a purse or maybe just to hold and 'pet' because I love the feel! Looking forward to the Cyber class!

Front Range Stitcher  – (December 15, 2009 at 7:43 PM)  

Wow! What a treat! I would use the ultra suede to line my herringbone stitch eyeglasses cases. Perfect for keeping the lenses protected and clean. Many thanks.

kmack  – (December 16, 2009 at 12:31 AM)  

thanks Orna! I would love to try to stitch through it with a chenille needle, attaching it with a decorative stitch. I know I can't actually see the canvas holes, but after so much stitching I can "find" them with my needle. I can see the blue for a drum in Santa's sack, and the hot pink as a nutcracker's hat. I know ultrasuede is thick, but I would love to give it a try.


Donna  – (December 16, 2009 at 5:40 AM)  

Such bright and beautiful colors! My only local source for ultrasuede charges $74 a yard and the smallest amount you can purchase is 1/4 yard. Which is just - well, I can't say it. What I need is usually pieces of ultrasuede less than 2 or 3 inches square. I use it for making beaded cabachons. And lining scissor cases. And backing pins. And I'm sure there are other things, but I haven't had enough coffee this morning...

Orna Willis  – (December 16, 2009 at 6:34 AM)  

It's so nice to see fellow UltraSuede lovers. It always feels better to be in good company...

Magnolia  – (December 17, 2009 at 7:38 AM)  

ooooh! Love love love ultrasuede! I like the idea of using it to back pins. I also enjoy making jewelry and would love to find a way to use it there!

Melinda  – (December 17, 2009 at 7:41 AM)  

I would love to win these! So bright and pretty!

Michelle  – (December 17, 2009 at 7:41 AM)  

Wow! What a great prize! I saw it used as a backing on a laptop and I would love to do a design on mine.
Thank you for the chance to win!

Digital Misfit  – (December 17, 2009 at 8:41 AM)  

I love ultrasuede!
I would use these to embroider on and use as patchwork pieces in a fleece-backed scarf.


amy  – (December 17, 2009 at 10:06 AM)  

mmmm tasty! I would use these for small wallets & jewelry rolls--small items that you would be touching every day. Might as well enjoy it as much as possible, right?


IamSusie  – (December 17, 2009 at 10:45 AM)  

Oh gosh! I would love to play with that set of ultrasuede! I would make it into little sturdy appliques and flowers.

hana.k  – (December 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM)  

I've never used ultrasuede before but it sounds perfect as a keychain backing that I could embroider on!

Ruth  – (December 17, 2009 at 11:14 AM)  

I would use it for backings for brooches, barrettes and in combination with my felt.

Alice Howe  – (December 17, 2009 at 12:26 PM)  

What colors! Great material for backing of bead embroidery! Thaks for having th drawing!

tlnovak  – (December 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM)  

Such bright and beautiful colors. I'd use this lovely Ultrasuede to back jewelry pieces. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize.


Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM)  

I am gradually experimenting more and more with applique so some of this would possibly go towards those efforts. Or embroidered jewelry. Or both!

Great giveaway!

Amanda  – (December 17, 2009 at 1:33 PM)  

I might use it to line the felted wallet that I've been working on knitting. Or I might spoil my 9mo old baby rotten and use it to make a little soft toy for her to cuddle (filled with jingle bells, of course!).

Loralynn  – (December 17, 2009 at 1:40 PM)  

I would definately use this to back pins and art pieces. I would also use it to make a scissors and needle case idea I have bouncing around in my head!

Crazy Mom!  – (December 17, 2009 at 2:10 PM)  

ooo - this looks great! Count me in - will use this in my tatting

Ronnie –   – (December 17, 2009 at 3:18 PM)  

I have an ongoing project to stitch ornaments for each of my nieces and nephews so I would use the Ultrasuede to finish them. I love the effect of the bold colors. I also love Rosalyn Cherry Soleil's work (found through your blog). The ultrasuede would be a great incentive to explore this type of work. Thanks

♥ meninheira ♥  – (December 17, 2009 at 3:36 PM)  

Ohhhhhh amazing!! thanks for the giveaway :)

Hugs from Spain

meninheira at gmail dot com

Moon_Child  – (December 17, 2009 at 3:43 PM)  

What a lovely giveaway. Thank you very much for this opportunity. Moon

Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 3:57 PM)  

The ultrasuede would look lovely in my natural felt creations. I would LOVE to win these bright coloured treasures. Thanks so much :)

Melanie  – (December 17, 2009 at 4:29 PM)  

I love utrasuede. Great for applicay and backing projects.

mathbook28 at gmail dot com

Unknown  – (December 17, 2009 at 4:35 PM)  

Oh man, my mind is spinning thinking of all the things I could make with those! I think I would use it in my dioramas and needlework.

Karen  – (December 17, 2009 at 4:53 PM)  

What a great giveaway! I heard about your blog on Stitchmap a yahoo group. I would love to win!! LOL

JeanneZ  – (December 17, 2009 at 4:56 PM)  

Wow Another super giveaway You are so generous and I would love to win this.
Moon at Stitchmap gave us the heads up on this giveaway.

Marianne S-M  – (December 17, 2009 at 5:48 PM)  

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win this gorgeous array of ultrasuede. Your new painted birds are gorgeous. thanks for your generosity. Hrshmari@aol.com

sct  – (December 17, 2009 at 6:11 PM)  

There are so many uses and I love it so. thanks, S

Ruby  – (December 17, 2009 at 6:31 PM)  

I do a little crazy quilting and applique. The suede would work well in both! Heard about you on a yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stitchmap/

We share all types of needle arts there. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway!

Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 7:08 PM)  

I use it for applique and jewelry making. I usually do needleturn applique, but the really tiny pieces need ultra suede!
thanks, Barb (bjjiminy@aol.com)

Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 8:48 PM)  

What a great give away - count me in. I have lots of UFOs that just need a little more stitching and then the backing - mainly ornaments and a couple of pins. Thjey are crying out for ultrasuede! (I can faintly hear them cry out for you to pick me so I can finish them up and get them out of the boxes and drawrrs and show them off!) We don't have access to any here in our town and I totally blank out on bying some on line or when in Des Moines. I want to try some crazy quilt type adventures and I think little pieces of ultrasuede would be perfect too. You can only do so much with felt and this would be pure luxury!

Chris Robinson

Shari  – (December 17, 2009 at 8:52 PM)  

I will use the UltraSuede to back ornaments, to use as the base on standup figures and to make 'hinges' on fabric journals. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great selection.


Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 9:22 PM)  

What a lovely giveaway :)

I have some wooden box projects that I'm working on and suede would be an excellent addition!

Anonymous –   – (December 17, 2009 at 10:01 PM)  

Wow, what a generous giveaway!! Please enter me into your giveaway. I would use some of the Ultra Suede for a journal cover that will be crazy quilted. I think I would also like to try using it to make a small crazy quilted purse that would be ultra cool in the gorgeous variety of colors!

Thank you so very much for sharing your special item!!

Ann Flowers

cookiekenney  – (December 17, 2009 at 10:24 PM)  

Those birds are gorgeous. Would love to try that ultrasuede in some of my crafts. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts  – (December 18, 2009 at 1:36 AM)  

Please count me in! I'd use it as backing for a beaded pendant.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown  – (December 18, 2009 at 5:57 AM)  

Wow this is a wonderful gift. i do alittle crazy quilting and have never worked on this fabric, I would love to win it. I heard it is like working with melted butter. Thank you and happy holidays.

Sharon G

Unknown  – (December 18, 2009 at 5:58 AM)  

Oh I forgot to mention that Moon from Stitcmap sent me here so thank you very much Moon and you also have a lovely blog. I will be back

Sharon G

Pixie Cat  – (December 18, 2009 at 6:16 AM)  

I would use some for backings for needlepoint pendants. The colors are so pretty that I'd like to use some on the front of a stitched geometric design as well.

Eileene  – (December 18, 2009 at 6:40 AM)  

Ultra Suede? Oh my gosh!!! I'd love to try this in a crazy quilt. I can just "see" beautiful stitching on these. Please do enter me in the giveaway.Please?? Eileene

Cynthia  – (December 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM)  

I saw a message about your giveaway in the stitchmap group. Please sign me up - it sounds wonderful.


Anonymous –   – (December 18, 2009 at 9:20 AM)  

Me too! Many years ago, the fabric stores used to sell little packages of Ultrasuede scraps but I haven't seen this in years. I'd love to have more ot them! Thanks... Ellen

WoolenSails  – (December 18, 2009 at 11:00 AM)  

That is nice material and I have never used it myself.
I am going to be creating new things this year and experimenting with different fabrics, so this would be fun to add to a piece for textures. I can imagine using it for ornaments and a lot of fun things.


Unknown  – (December 18, 2009 at 11:04 AM)  

maybe i would make a holster for my scissors or use it in a bag project or use it to make something to keep the ninja pirate space monkeys from stealing any more of my socks

Connie  – (December 18, 2009 at 1:20 PM)  

Please put my name in the draw! Thanks! Connie
Saw your give-away on yahoo group Stitchmap.

Leena  – (December 18, 2009 at 7:49 PM)  

Definitely a needlebook that you can use everyday and enjoy the beauty daily :)

Anonymous –   – (December 18, 2009 at 8:14 PM)  

I've never used ultrasuede before, so I'm not completely sure how I'd use it - and at the cost, I'd be really careful on what it's used for. My first thought is trim decorations on purses that I make.

liberal sprinkles  – (December 19, 2009 at 1:14 AM)  

oh boy nice nice!! I would use it as backing for a brooch or embroidered embellishment on a bag :) happy holidays.

Stephanie  – (December 19, 2009 at 7:43 AM)  

I would use it for texture and great applique on bags, and some for embroidery accent, and...oh I could think of lots of stuff to do with those great pieces! Thanks for the chance to win some gold!

kerrykatiecakes2  – (December 19, 2009 at 11:58 AM)  

Please enter me for your giveaway. I love ultrasuede and use it for lots of things, backing stitched ornaments, cabachons, etc.
Good luck to everyone!

mskathk –   – (December 19, 2009 at 12:17 PM)  

Wow! What a great opportunity! I've been using UltraSuede since it first came on the market. Yours is a generous gift indeed.

Anita  – (December 20, 2009 at 6:45 AM)  

I've never used ultrasuede, but I think it's worth a try. The colours are so beautiful, a real eyecandy. Please enter me in the giveaway.
Greetings, Anita

Kim Reid  – (December 20, 2009 at 7:21 AM)  

Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - I would love to use the UltraSuede for ornaments, Thanks!
kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Sally –   – (December 20, 2009 at 4:11 PM)  

I just used my last scrap of peau de soie as a lining for a needlepoint eyeglass case. Ultrasuede would be great for the next one I make.

Rebecca  – (December 20, 2009 at 8:09 PM)  

Please enter me in your great giveaway. I never win but I keep on trying and this is a good one. Thanks so much.


Anonymous –   – (December 20, 2009 at 8:36 PM)  

I would love to have some of this to play with as backing for my needlework ornaments

Anonymous –   – (December 21, 2009 at 12:04 AM)  

I haven't used it before, but I'm think some flowers to adorn some bags I will be making.

BFromM  – (December 21, 2009 at 8:51 AM)  

Ohh. They are so pretty. I think they would make great backing for ornaments.

secret cake  – (December 21, 2009 at 2:17 PM)  

Very cool-- I love the saturated colors. I would probably covet this, but if I did eventually use it, it would be for little zippered pouches for my girls and little floral cut-out barettes.

Thanks for the opportunity!

secretcake (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous –   – (December 21, 2009 at 5:28 PM)  

Please enter my name for the UltraSuede giveaway. I would use it for a variety of projects with CQ, sane quilting and beaded jewelry. Thank you. Jan T.

Waterrose  – (December 21, 2009 at 7:59 PM)  

So glad I found your site. I do a lot of embroidery and it would be lovely as a backing for my brooches and earrings.

Juels  – (January 2, 2010 at 2:09 PM)  

Since the original winners haven't responded, I'll enter! This is wonderful stuff!

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