Every Birthday Needs Presents!

Who cares if it’s our birthday… we think you deserve presents!

Not content with just doing a huge Storewide Sale (through 6/3/12), we thought the last week of the big birthday bash should be a whole week of giveaways! Yup, we’re giving away something each day, Monday through Friday. Four of something each day to be exact, since it’s our fourth birthday.

Each day four lucky people will be the winner of that day’s giveaway, and the prizes just get better as the week goes on. How do you enter? Well, it’s pretty simple. Each day, starting Monday, May 28, the giveaway will open at 10am Central time and close 12 hours later. That’s 10am to 10pm you have each day to enter each giveaway.

Except for Friday’s posting, which will be open ALL WEEKEND! See details below.

You can only enter once per giveaway, but you can participate in each day’s giveaway if you like. Winners are chosen randomly. That’s 5 chances to win something awesome! So, what can you win each day, and how do you enter?

Check out the goodies below…


Monday, May 28 – Spoonflower Gift Certificate


We really love playing around with new patterns and fabrics in our Spoonflower store, and we’re totally stoked that Spoonflower has agreed to sponsor Monday’s giveaway!

The Prize: Four lucky people will win a Spoonflower gift certificate good for one fat quarter of fabric plush shipping.

On Monday, May 28 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the Spoonflower giveaway. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the post naming your favorite fabric from our Spoonflower store, OR a happy birthday wish (Monday is our official birthday!) and you’ll be entered.


Tuesday, May 29 – Exclusive Printed Poster


We knew you always wondered, so on April 1 of this year we posted exclusive industry secrets about the truth behind how machine embroidery designs are made. Yes, our secret is out, try not to act too shocked.

You guys seemed to really dig this process, and as well as requesting Steampunk Bacon Cat as an actual design (which we totally did), and the Digomatic 2000 as an actual design (which we did too), there were numerous requests for this piece as a poster. Well, you’re in luck, gang…

The Prize: Four lucky people will win this exclusive 48 inch poster print of How Machine Embroidery Designs Are Made, complete with tiny sewing gremlins and their tiny tacos, all in gorgeous full color matte printed glory.

On Tuesday, May 29 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the poster giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what part of the machine embroidery process you think is the most important (gnomes? monkeys? diet coke and sprinkles? I bet it’s the tiny tacos…) and you’ll be entered. Better have a good space picked out on your wall, because this is one big poster, baby.


Wednesday, May 30 – Chompy Bunnies


I think it’s fair to say that Craft Bunny has a lot of fans around here, what with him generally showing up randomly in all manner of pictures and tutorials and generally chomping on things he shouldn’t. We’ve done a number of giveaways with other bunnies (he’s actually a Monty Python plush toy) and they’ve always been a huge hit. Who are we to deny the world more rabid bunnies?

The Prize: Four lucky people will win one crazy Craft Bunny cousin each! All the teeth and destruction you could hope for in a small fluffy package.

On Wednesday, May 30 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the bunny giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what YOUR bunny’s name would be, and you’re entered! Just remember, if you win, mind your fingers, and have a healthy supply of things to chomp on when you bunny arrives.


Thursday, May 31 – Swag Package


There’s just something irresistible about shiny buttons and stickers, isn’t there? They’re just so… shiny! Well, everyone needs a little more flair in their life, and awesome Urban Threads swag is the way to do it.

The Prize: Four lucky people will win a swag pack consisting of four UT buttons (one of each design), four stickers, and one awesome Urban Threads mug.

On Thursday, May 31 at 10am, a blog post will go up marking the start of the swag pack giveaway. All you have to do to enter is to leave a comment on the post telling us what your favorite design on the site is, and you’re entered! Take a gander through the whole collection, and pick a design or pack you think is a cut above the rest. The winners get to rock their Urban Threads style in button form, cover their machine in stickers, or show their devotion to alternative stitching even while enjoying a cuppa joe.


Friday, June 1 – $50 Urban Threads Gift Certificate


This ones the big one, folks, because we’re giving away FOUR of these babies and you have FOUR chances to win one, plus this giveaway is open ALL weekend long! That’s because we’re giving away one gift certificate in four different ways in four different places, and you can enter them all. Here’s where the action is happening…

1) We’ll post about the gift certificate giveaway on the blog at 10am; just comment on the posting to enter.

2) We’ll also post about the giveaway on Facebook at 10am; just comment to enter (you’ll need to be a fan of us on Facebook).

3) We’ll tweet about it on our Twitter account at 10am; just retweet and follow us to enter.

4) Finally, we’ll post a secret password in Friday’s newsletter as well as a giveaway email address. You’ll want to subscribe to our newsletter before Friday to get the password, then email in the secret password to enter!

You can do ALL of these things to give yourself four ways of winning! Friday’s giveaway is open from posting time on Friday to Sunday night, June 3 at 10pm Central time. You’ve got the whole weekend to give yourself lots of chances at $50 of UT goodies.


So, if you like presents I’d say you should definitely hang around Urban Threads next week, check out our Storewide Sale, and win some free stuff. It all starts next Monday, and you have a chance to enter and win something each day.

Have fun shopping until then, and see you back here next week for our big birthday bash giveaway!

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51 Responses to “Every Birthday Needs Presents!”

  1. 1
    Karen Wilson (Timewrinkler) says:

    Woohooo! I feel lucky! Happy Birthday!

  2. 2
    Kathy Kauth says:

    Happy Birthday 4 years young how cool is that? And presents too wow!

  3. 3
    Anne V says:

    Can’t wait! Be sure you start celebrating early and long!

  4. 4
    Cathy Cattle says:

    What a way to celebrate! Thanks

  5. 5

    Awesome Birthday Celebration! Best wishes for continued growth…Your designers are so creative!

  6. 6
    Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday to you and your designers! Love your site. Love your stitches!
    PS: I need a Chompy Craft Bunny!

  7. 7
    Karen Misner says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday! I love your designs and I love to win stuff! 🙂

  8. 8
    Jodi Larson says:

    Happy Birthday to You & Chompy Bunny!!!

  9. 9
    Abbyk says:

    Happy birthday, you awesome stitchers!!!

  10. 10
    kris kopsell says:

    woohoo I like you having birthdays!!!!!

  11. 11
    Annie Mc says:

    With every post you guys just become more and more rockingly awesome! Your birthdays are amaaaaaaazing! xx

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  13. 13
    ande says:

    Happy birthday! And did we see you in a commercial on ESPN during a Thunder/Lakers game a few weeks ago?

    Any way to just order an awesome UT mug?

  14. 14
    Sharyn says:

    Happy Birthday. May you have many more.
    Thank You I am having so much fun with you designs
    Happy Birthday and Thank

  15. 15
    Ingrid says:

    Happy Birthday!! Love your work.

  16. 16
    Sally says:

    Will this be open to all countries?

  17. 17
    Joyce Santoni says:

    WOW, so kool ! e-mailed all the adult kids asking if they had their towel and if they didn’t “Don’t Panic” ! So super kool ! Are you planing a design “For the Meaning of Life” ?

    thank’s for the very special gift design, that more than likely will send a lot of your subscribers to the library to discover exactly who Douglas Adams is and why you are celebrating towel day!

    thank you also for the special 4th birthday celebration week – certainly will enjoy sharing your birthday celebration !


  18. 18
    Joyce Santoni says:

    please excuse this second posting -Takes a while for this ol’ brain to get in gear

    How about a babel fish to go along with that 42 !

    Happy Birthday

  19. 19
    Tammy Hempel says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I do enjoy your site!! Keep up the good and great designs!

  20. 20
    CarolBlaha says:

    Happy BIrthday!

  21. 21
    Christine says:

    Happy birthday and congrats on four years already!

    Will the giveaways be available to people in all countries, e.g Europe? Because Postage isn’t really cheap to Europe (but I want a chompy bunny).

  22. 22
    nolly says:

    Happy Birthday, 4 years already!
    (I think it will be very busy on wednesday…..;) )

  23. 23
    Kathleen says:

    It’s double fun!!!!! You are celebrating your birthday and so am I!!

    I love the idea of all gifts you are giving away.
    Really cool and looking forward to the all the fun included.

    Have a really great day Monday!!

  24. 24
    Sandi Cunningham says:

    Love ya UT! Awesome, AWESOME! Happy, Happy Birthday! SandiC

  25. 25
    Christine says:

    Wow! What a wonderful fun filled week full of contests. Just discovered Urban Threads and since MY 60th birthday is on the 29th I bought a ton as a gift to myself.

  26. 26
    Jane Hettich says:

    Gosh, I remember you as a baby when the Deliciously Crafty bunny was a freebie. I love him so much he is my banner on my Facebook timeline.

  27. 27
    marsha Anderson says:

    HAPPY Birthday to you! Time to put your party hat on !!

  28. 28
    Pepper says:

    Happy Birthday. Man has it been four years already. Seems like only yesterday I started a request for a merge of two of your designs into one. You have the most unique designs and ideas. Here’s to many many more years of success for UT. You guys rock!!

  29. 29
    Sandi C says:

    Happy Birthday! I sure would love to win – then it would almost be like MY birthday!!!

  30. 30
    nancy Eidsmoe says:

    OOOOOOOOOO you guys are the best anyway, and the edgy designs rock my world at times. Happy Birthday, and wishing to have so many more upcoming! and, I like to win stuff to. Coffee addict, who collects cool mugs!!!!!

  31. 31
    Mary G says:

    Everytime I stitch your designs, its like a wonderful present, but Happy Birthday to you. What would you like for a cake? Remember, anytime is a great time for cake!

  32. 32
    Denise carpenter says:

    Iam so lucky that it’s your birthday! Without your awesome site I wouldnt be home right now embroderying dragons. Thank you thank you, and Happy Birthday!!

  33. 33
    Kay Croft says:


  34. 34
    judi says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  35. 35
    Caro0line says:

    A very Happy Birthday to Urband Threads.

  36. 36
    Terrence Keller says:

    I never have won anything on a website. But, I feel Lucky to win on a wonderful website.

  37. 37
    Babs says:

    Happy,happy birthday to you all! I love your designs and I need to go shopping now….birthday sale…..whow….my poor credit card….

  38. 38
    Angela says:

    Urban Threads and Spoonflower designs have really inspired my crafting aspirations.

    Happy Birthday!! in 4 years you achieved so much!!!! I’m excited to see what you will do this year !!
    all the best!!


  39. 39
    Karen says:

    Happy Happy Birthday! Best wishes for many more successful years to come!

  40. 40
    Barbara says:

    Happy B-Day! Happy Memorial Day! Thank you for all the great designs. My Da is in ICU and all I can do is stitch and knit. Something about idle hands…..

  41. 41
    Melinda says:

    Happy 4th Birthday!!! So many wonderful designs, it’s hard to believe it has only been 4 years. Looking forward to many cool designs to come.

  42. 42
    Tiffany says:

    Happy Birthday! Make it a great week! I go to the site every day to check whats new… I can’t keep my eyes off of you.

  43. 43
    Verna James says:

    The best part of the poster is the lettering for Machine Embroidery is HUGE letters! People need to see that!


  44. 44
    Jane Gevstad says:

    Happy BDay Urban Threads

  45. 45
    Jane Gevstad says:

    Happy BDay Urban Threads!!

  46. 46
    Renita says:

    Happy happy birthday! I just love your site and browse for hours…my daughter and I have both used your designs and find them fun!

  47. 47
    Lisa Parr says:

    Joy Joy Crazy Craft Bunny for Free! You know how run a Birthday — giving US the presents! Have a Happy one!!

    and no worries if he “nibbles” a little it’ in his nature 🙂

  48. 48
    Patti Cottrell says:

    Happy 4th Birthday!!
    This is a great site, with great ideas and inspiration!

  49. 49
    Jane Grevstad says:

    I would call the bunny Chopper. Happy B day again.

  50. 50
    Denise carpenter says:

    Urban threads you rule! I now want to hold up a sign on the streets that reads Happy Birthday Urban Threads I work for embroidery Patterns!

  51. 51
    Denise carpenter says:

    Whoohoo it’s a sunny day, and Urban Threads birthday. I love this site. It’s not your mother’s embroidery. happy Happy Birthday!!! Thank You for all the teaching blogs too.

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