Don't Forget to Enter the 2014 Dare to Make it: Holiday Contest

comments (8) January 6th, 2015     

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The winner will receive five Twisty Scarf Cuddle Kits from Shannon Fabrics.
The winner will also win a prize package of books and project booklets from Threads and CraftStylish.


The holiday season, we dare you to make your own gifts and decorations! No matter what winter holidays you celebrate, share your creative and festive DIY crafts in our Dare to Make it: Holday Contest Gallery and you could win a prize package worth over $150 from Shannon Fabrics, Threads, and CraftStylish.


Browse through our holiday blog for some inspiration, and then share photos of your DIY creations in the 2014 Dare to Make it: Holiday Contest gallery. Submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 14, 2015.

Please include any techniques, materials, patterns used, or other information about your submission that will help us understand how it was made. This information is critical in the judging process. There is no limit to the number of creations you can enter.


Winners are selected in a two-step process. Submissions will be reviewed and judged by CraftStylish editors who will select five (5) semifinalists. The semifinalists will be judged on most creative use of materials to decorate for the winter hoilday season. Online members will then choose one (1) winner in an online poll. The winner will be contacted and announced the week of February 2, 2015.


The winner will receive five Twisty Scarf Cuddle Kits from Shannon Fabrics.

Shannon Fabrics, a private, family-owned company, is the leading distributor of plush fabrics in the United States. They offer an extensive range of exceptional quality Cuddle plush, minky-type fabrics, luxurious faux furs, silky satins and novelties. See their entire collection at You can purchase their fabrics at your local quilt shop or fabric store, as well as online at, and

Perfect for gift-giving during the holidays. An assortment of Twisty Twirly Scarf Cuddle Kits. Fin size: 7" x 80". Completely kitted. Comes with Cuddle fabric, free pattern and all notions needed.

The winner will also win a prize package of books and project booklets from Threads and CraftStylish.


This contest is open to legal residents of the United States, who are at least 18 years old, and to legal residents of Canada (except Quebec), who are over the age of majority in their province of residence. Sweepstake void in Quebec, Puerto Rico and anywhere else where prohibited.

See official rules for details.

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Comments (8)

cmarion writes: I had no issues, used Chome and .jpgs. I am sorry so many others have. I love to see the submissions.
Posted: 1:13 pm on January 14th
conwins711 writes: Not able to post to the website. I received an error message about my browser not being supported. Both Firefox and Internet Explorer are on my computer and are up-to-date.

Can I email the information?

Thank you.
Posted: 8:34 pm on January 10th
EvamarieGomez writes: Keldal:

1. Sign in to You can create a free account if you don't already have one.

2. You can click on the contest banner at the top of this post or visit this page.

3. Click on the green "post a project" button.

4. Fill out all required fields, upload your photo(s), and then click "preview and publish" at the bottom.

Can't wait to see your project(s)!

JetSetSewing: We're currently testing on CHROME and will get back to you with our findings. If you have a free moment, please call our customer service department for more immediate assistance at 800-477-8727, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. We hope this can be resolved soon so that you can enter the contest.

1kathyr: We apologize for all of the trouble you've experienced. As I mentioned to JetSetSewing, we're testing on Chrome now to see if we can duplicate the same issue. I see you were able to enter; looks great!

Thank you all for your interest in our Dare to Make it: Holiday contest!

Posted: 4:42 pm on December 10th
1kathyr writes: I FINALLY got one project entered and I probably will not enter any more! this was the MOST difficult contest I have EVER entered! (And I've entered a LOT of them!)

A number of my gifts have been mailed now so they will not be entered and I just do not want to deal with this anymore. I have better things to do with my time right now!

Keldel--about halfway down this page, to the right, is the link to enter.

JetSetSewing--I had to make my photo SMALLER than the dimensions given. It ended up being accepted at 400x406.
Posted: 11:25 am on December 9th
JetSetSewing writes: I'm having the same problem as 1kathyr, using Chrome. It won't accept my photos as an upload.
Posted: 11:01 am on December 9th
Keldal writes: Where do we upload? Here is the comments? I click on the Enter Now link and it brings me back here. Thanks!
Posted: 7:19 am on December 9th
EvamarieGomez writes: Dear 1KathyR: I have been unable to duplicate the issue you've reported. Here are some troubleshooting tips:

1. Be sure your image is saved as a .jpg or .gif

2. Resize images to 400px to 1200px. You mentioned that you've already checked this.

3. Try renaming the images and re-uploading. The old images may be cached.

4. Use a different browser (i.e. FireFox or Chrome)

If this does not resolve your issue, please contact our costumer service department at: 800-477-8727, M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Best Regards,
Evamarie Gomez
Web Producer
Posted: 12:42 pm on December 8th
1kathyr writes: I've been trying to enter the first of the Christmas items I have made for gifts or decorating but the site won't accept my photo! Either I get a message saying it is too big-it isn't,I checked!-or the photo link gets removed and I get told to upload a photo.
Please help
Posted: 3:23 pm on December 3rd
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