T-Shirt Giveaway #1

*Contest is now closed! Congrats to our winner comment number #200, Morgan! Missed it? Don’t fret! There will be four more chances…*


Woo birthdays!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s our birthday month around here, and to celebrate turning the big 5 we’ve kicked off not only a storewide sale (OMG go shop now!), but 5 chances to win one of these limited edition Urban Threads tees! Β Three this week with Monday (today) Wednesday and Friday, and two next week on Tuesday (our actual birthday!) and Thursday.



This rocking tee features a grungy graphic print of our new coloring contest freebie design, with the Urban Threads URL on the back. It’s bold and crafty and just a little bit punk, kinda like Urban Threads. So, how do you enter to win a chance at your tee today?

Today you can enter to win one of these rad shirts by leaving a comment on this post telling us what your favorite Category is on Urban Threads. This could be anything from a giant category like Art Styles, or something more specific like theΒ Steampunk & VictorianΒ section. What’s the place you find yourself visiting most? Leave it in the comments for this post by tonight at 11:59 p.m., Central timeΒ (that’s basically before midnight tonight) to enter for a chance to win your own UT shirt!

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275 Responses to “T-Shirt Giveaway #1”

  1. 1
    Chelsey says:

    Honestly, I think it’s the SinBonnet Sues…. Is that a category? In a very close second it’s a tie between all the skull and cross-whatevers and the various duckies.

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    Kaino says:

    so cute <3 love this shirt

    i love all of the UT embroidery categories, but my favorite is
    Gothic & Dark


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    Kirsten says:

    I love the geeky category. But mythical creatures is a close one. So hard to choose!

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    Brenda says:

    I love your tattoo designs. I belong to a motorcycle club and they fit perfectly with our line of clothing! Thanks for all your creativity!

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    Amy says:

    Steampunk & Victorian….but I have a soft spot for the stuffies too πŸ™‚

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    Lisa says:

    love all of your designs, from the giving bunny, to the gothic & dark. You guys rock!

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    Polly says:

    I have to say I love the Specialty category, the Freestanding Lace in particular. πŸ™‚

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    Lauren V says:

    GNOMES. All of the gnomes. I love them. I love all the Creatures and Characters, but the Gnomes are the best.

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    Ashley says:

    Gothic and Dark all the way!!!

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    Stacy Hadwin says:

    I love the lightly stitched designs.

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    Gina says:

    So much to love on UT, but my favorite may be the ‘cooking & baking’ catagory.

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    Martha says:

    I love the Interests & Identity category. I like the science and Math part – I got the Pi design and put it on a t-shirt for my daughter and she loves it!! Love your website!! Awesome designs πŸ™‚

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    Stacey says:

    Has to be the furry creatures. Not sure that it is a category, but I adore the animals.

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    Carol says:

    Most of my favorites fall under your Art Styles category – but I LOVE the edgy designs you guys come up with in most of the categories. The open light stitching is among my favorites because they allow me to easily add my own creativity into the final product.

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    Kris Garst says:

    Definitely the Creatures and Characters!

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    Misty says:

    It’s gotta be characters and creatures for me. So much adorableness and creativity!

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    Zebrina says:

    I go to the skulls category first, always looking for a new “pretty” skull for my daughter. She found this site for me 2 years ago now I think!

    The other section I go to most frequently is the BLOG then Tutorials and get ideas from Flickr… pretty much work through it all!

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    Rhonda Burgan says:

    Fairy Tales.. I love the Alice and wonderland .. but I have to say there are so many more than catch my eye as well..

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    Paulette Scott says:

    My favorite is Creatures & Characters. but I am a Duckie fan, also the Too Cute is right up there…

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    Maryann says:

    My favorite is Alphabet.

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    Stephanie W says:

    My fave category is Interests & Identity. So many awesome designs that inspire me to get stitchy!

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    Charla Clark says:

    I love all the celtic & viking designs! Steampunk designs are great too!

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    Roxane says:

    I absolutely love your Blackthistles!! and the Alice in wonderland series.

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    April Koenig says:

    Soooo hard to pick one, but I think it actually has to be the new Elven Court goodies!

  25. 25
    Amanda says:

    I am in love with the Parisian Love Letter design pack.
    It’s creative designs are fantastic for a wide variety of uses. They’re off-the-beaten-track in their designs. They’re whimsical, and exciting, unusual use of color.

    Thank you so much for your ongoing creativity and inspiration!

  26. 26
    Christine says:

    I think it’s a toss up between the Baroque Punk, Steampunk and the SinBonnet Sue’s. Skullies would be pick #4.

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    Danielle F. says:

    I love the birds section! A very close second is your sewing related designs (love the vintage machine designs)! But honestly, the entire shop is filled with beautiful embroidery designs that are unlike anything else I have seen! πŸ™‚

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    Donna Martin says:

    Styles and Subcultures…..definitely. But all the categories are awesome!

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    Polly says:

    I really like your open, line drawing styles (doodles, ombre, painterly, etc.) Your books & literature series is great!

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    Beth says:

    Steampunk and victorian. Plus all the octopi!

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    I would have to say interest and identity since thats where the craft or die stuff is

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    Phyllis says:

    I love looking at all of your designs, especially the alphabets, and the clockwork designs.

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    Kari says:

    It’s tough to choose since I love most UT designs, but if I must choose my favorite category, it’s probably Ren. Faire because it has faeries, dragons, Celtic, Nordic, and other rad designs. I get so much inspiration from UT.

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    Terri says:

    I love the steam punk designs and the newest elven designs!

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    Patti says:

    My favorite designs are in the Boutique category. There really aren’t any of your designs that aren’t just wonderful, fresh, exciting (I seriously want them ALL) — but my wallet tells me that boutique has been my favorite. πŸ˜‰

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    Christi says:

    My favorite category is Pagan. Designs related to Pagans cannot be found anywhere else. It is nice to be represented.

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    Simone says:

    For me it would be literary and fairytales, thought steampunk is quite interessting, too

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    Ashley R says:

    I love a lot of your designs but I would have to go for Ren Faire and Gothic/ Dark!! Especially the dragons and Dark Fairytales in those categories

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    Kris says:

    Creatures and characters…. Just can’t narrow it down from there because I own sooooo many designs from all the categories in there. Plus so many of those are great on baby and kids stuff, which I do a lot of.
    And the Gothic and dark images are amazing. Baroque punk is my favorite style. I just love when a great amount of detail comes through on a single color design! Those show your digitizers amazing skill, in my opinion. You have an awful lot of talent up in that place! Happy Bday!

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    ilka says:

    I am in love with the painterly designs !!!
    Happy birthday !

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    Melissa says:

    I love the animals category, the cats in particular. But, I also have a favorite pattern in each of the other categories, so it is a tough call. πŸ™‚

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    Paul East says:

    LOOVVe your Steampunk and all of the others also .

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    Karen Sykes says:

    I love the sugar skulls in World culture and the western steampunk designs for sure.

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    Cheryl says:

    I am torn between Gothic&Dark and Steampunk&Victorian … but then I think. I have enough love in my heart fora both. πŸ™‚

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    Kristine Robbins says:

    I love the freestanding lace!

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    Karen says:

    That’s a hard choice….but lately its been Monsters. Love all the pieces/parts to choose from and the adorable monsters waiting for a place to live.

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    Kim says:

    My favorite categories are all the BIRDS. I can’t help myself. I’m still putting birds on things.

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    Theresa says:

    Art Styles….Painterly….Steam punk….doodle work…gosh their are so many i like…it’s really hard to pick 1…..your digitizing is awesome so, what’s not to like

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    Amber Emberton says:

    You want us to choose a favorite category?… Thats hard to do!.. Maybe Food & Drink.. No wait, Specialty because it has a little bit of everything in there πŸ™‚

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    Lynn says:

    Love the Victorian and Steampunk designs.

  52. 52
    Debora L. says:

    I love the art styles, and have a weakness for your skulls!

  53. 53
    Kerry York says:

    Creatures and Characters! Cute/scary/funny/awesome/adorable…I love them all!

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    Diana says:

    I love it all but my favorite is the Literary & Fairy tales. especially the dark fairy tales.

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    Kathleen says:

    I really like the painterly category, you can play around with the design by leaving the colored stiches out and stitching on colored fabric.

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    stacysews says:

    My favorite category is the Crafty group – it’s a fun way to embellish items with my favorite hobby.

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    My favorite categories is crafty !! But love all you desing….i’m addict πŸ˜›

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    Tamara Mom says:

    My favorite is the Steampunk & Victorian collections. My young adult children love for me to use these on quilts and bags for them.

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    Charity McAllister says:

    Gothic & Dark is my fav!!

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    anne brown says:

    Any kind of skull and the tattoo inspired designs. Happy alcohol and Cake Day xx

  61. 61
    Amy says:

    I love to look around your site at everything; but the nerd designs and the duckies are some of my faves!

  62. 62

    anything that has to do have pets.

  63. 63
    Kerrie Butterfield says:

    I love them all but the crafty ones are my favs… or mayve the victorian

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    Crysta says:

    I love the steampunk!!

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    adrienne harrison says:

    Styles and subcultures! Not into cutesy, unless there is a dark side to it.

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    Angelic Morrison says:

    I love the Faeries section under Hand embroidery. I adore the movement of each faerie and the fact that they are are available in hand embroidery is awesome so that I cant practice my hand sewing skills!

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    Valerie says:

    Interests and Identity!

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    Cookie F says:

    I love Creatures and Characters! They are perfectly fabulous!

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    Terry says:

    Definitely Gothic & Dark!

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    Llyn McClure says:

    For me, it’s the Celtic & Irish designs that I drool over … though there are so many others that form my runner-up category.

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    Barb Linton says:

    I love love love steampunk but I usually get other designs for family and friends who aren’t that fun

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    robbie says:

    you know me, i LOVE the specialty category… all the other ones too but I LOVE this category cause it is just extremely cool. YOUR SITE IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVE!!!

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    Laurie says:

    Love them all – but if I have to pick one….oh pleas don’t make me! oh… alright I’ll play by the rules…Celbrations and seasons… um no..Food & Drink…no. no World Cultures…yeah World Cultures….

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    Alex says:

    I love the subculture !!! You have done everything
    From MTG to steampunk to goth! And all inbetween

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    Jodi Larson says:

    Love the monsters!!! Actually love all your designs… Keep up all the great work!

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    Toto says:

    i love the ART STYLES… it is creative and… well, just hard to pick ONE cause they are all amazing. I am very impressed that your designs are so well designed, easy to use, and creative. They appeal to all age groups. My daughter introduced me to your designs, and I must say that I have found several uses for your stuff… have even had a few times that one of your designs popped into my head when I needed to work on a project.

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    Lindsay says:

    Creatures and characters! Anything with animals! Love the lace though. It blows my friends minds when I make freestanding lace things! I can’t believe how many more designs I discovered today while trying to pick my favorite!

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    Carmen says:

    Love the monsters! And steampunk too.

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    BJMarley says:

    I guess I would pick the characters and creatures, but I love most of the other categories too.

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    Lori says:

    Love the craft ones, but don’t really have a fav. Depends on the design and my mood

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    Bea says:

    I love Paris love letter!

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    Tammy Lyons says:

    I love, love, love Natural Noir. I think all of the flowery embellishments and openwork lace is just so beautiful – but not your typical flowery stuff. It has a gothic appeal to it that just screams “Put me on something!”

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    Michele N says:

    It’s a toss up right now between Steampunk and freestanding lace.

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    Ashley D says:

    I love all 3 of the crafty categories and of course all the fun and funky critters for my kids! Love it all!!

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    yannick says:

    I was searching for the perfect owl for our newborn nephew. Well I found the most pleasant row of owls πŸ™‚ thank you. The steampunk section is to my licking too.

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    Rhonda says:

    I love the dark fairy tales!

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    Susanne says:

    Oh, I love the literary & fairytales

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    Khristine says:

    I LOVE everything but I think if I have to narrow it down I spend most my time drifting through the Styles & Subcultures areas the most.

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    sheri terris says:

    honestly it’s tough to chose just one fav category but I suppose it would be skully stuff if I did

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    Susan H. says:

    The “Identity” group!

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    Arabella says:

    Monster Factory! Meets all my monster making needs.

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    Melissa says:

    I love SO many of your designs, but I find myself drawn to the typography ones over & over

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    Suzanna says:

    LOVE all of your designs. It’s so hard to pick a favorite. How about my favorite right now – it’s the new Elven collection. Also love all the steampunk and victorian designs as well as the monsters.

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    Bonnie Griffith says:

    I used a lot of the Christmas category but I think my favorites are the designs for the kids, especially the designs for the girls.

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    Debbie Bogenschutz says:

    I love so many of your designs, but I think my favorites are the doodles. I made a wonderful quilt for Earth Day, using largely doodles. I think a close second would be painterly. And I love that Wordy Birdy!

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    Wendy Wiggins says:

    Elven Court is gorgeous!with Blackthorn a close second.

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    Patricia Etheridge says:

    My favorite is the Pagan subcategory in Interests & Identity.

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    Kaitlyn says:

    Just based on where I find the stuff I buy, I love the Creatures and Characters category. I love the fantasy creatures I find in there, especially unicorns. πŸ™‚ Also a huge fan of Steampunk and Gothic sections, because I like to incorporate them into outfits I make for myself and others. Thanks guys for doing awesome work!

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    Sally says:

    This is difficult, I love so many of the designs. Think my fave is the Literary and Fairytales section because every time I see them I think of a new thing I want to make πŸ™‚

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    Rain says:

    The pagan designs!

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    Paula Pardue says:

    Hands down, the Styles and Subcultures (Steampunk) category is my absolute favorite.

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    Jessi Robin says:

    I Love The Food Category!

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    Debbie Pittman says:

    Fairy Tales! My favorite category because each design of yours put my projects in the land of tales. All gifts with any of UT designs are special and well loved.

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    Lori says:

    Painterly!! Actually, I love most all the designs. They are just so fun and uniquely different.

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    Lisa says:

    It’s like calling out loud your favorite child, ugh! I love them all, but I guess I’d have to say my favorite is the animal section, closely followed by art styles and holiday items. So much good stuff!

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    ida lively says:

    Roller Derby! (skulls, skates, general ‘badass’)

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    Sarah says:

    I love the painterly images. Just so delicate and inviting.

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    I love your Steampunk Alchemy/Motifs designs but am also leaning towards the Doodles! Far too many wonderful ones to choose from.

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    Tammy O says:

    My favorite category is Creatures and Characters. The monsters, aliens and gnomes are the best!

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    KAREN GATES says:

    I love your animals and the watercolor designs

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    Ronda Halvorsen-Ferns says:

    Love the Flowers & Earth but everything in lace too!

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    I love the Steampunk things but I also love the Skulls but I sew out the octopus for my daughter πŸ™‚

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    Betsy Hibbs says:

    Baroque Punk, although it is really hard to narrow it down to just one.

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    Tam says:

    Dimensional – because I *just* got an embroidery machine, and I have only black and white thread, so Dimensional and Freestanding Lace are the things I can do right now. (This from someone who just *had* to buy Elven Court, but I rather think that is dimensional enough to work monotone.)

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    Gina P says:

    Love, love, love everything, but right now it’s Steampunk.

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    Delores Talbott says:

    I love your Victorian designs, they are the best.

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    Jenny says:

    Can’t wait to use my Mother’s Day Gift certificate during your sale!

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    Carol says:

    That would be so hard to choose just one favorite…
    But I mostly draw from Steam Punk/Alchemy, Creatures and Characters.
    Plus the freebies are great too.

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    Bonnie O says:

    I LOVE the Art Styles category … or anything that’s quick and easy to stitch out. Love the light and airy designs that you do so well πŸ™‚ !

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    Maddy Lopez says:

    I love all you Dia De Los Muertos….your stuff is unlike anyone’s. Awesome

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    Maddy Lopez says:

    I love all you Dia De Los Muertos….your stuff is unlike anyone’s. Awesome

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    Caitlin Leyden says:

    All of them?
    I mean, I tend to go straight to steampunk. But really any of the dark and strange designs work for me.

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    jonquil says:

    #1: sugar skulls #2 nordic

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    Vicki H says:

    I usually cruze the New Designs first, but end up with the Art Styles category. Your designs are so REFRESHING!!! Thanks!

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    April Grow says:

    I love the Animals section! Cute, dark, elaborate, simple, artistic, realistic… I love them all! They have definitely inspired me the most.

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    Amy says:

    I love a little bit in each category!!! So much fun!

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    Amy says:

    Hey I love your designs, very neat and cool, have many shirts with them!!!!

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    Unity says:

    Steampunk and Victorian are the fremont runners for me, but the sinbonnet sues and dark fairy tales pull a close second.

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    Kara Boyle says:

    Having to narrow my favorites down to a single category? Too many favorites to choose from. Every category seems to have something that I like. Narrowing it down I guess the literary and fairy tales group specifically the dark fairy tales collection is at the top along with the steampunk and victorian. But I also love the cats, and the dinosaurs, and the dragons, and well most everything you folks come up with ad infinitum.

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    Meagan says:

    Literary & Fairytales, though choosing one category is really hard!

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    Anne says:

    I’m partial to the Celtic and Nordic designs. I also love your Tarot and Astrology ones, although all I’ve stitched is the Fool. Love your designs for hand embroidery!

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    Cathy L says:

    I have to say that Flowers & Earth is one of my favorites but I do have others…

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    Martha MΓ©ndez says:

    I’m between “Geeks & Nerds” , “Creature & Characters” and I loved the skully/ DΓ­a de los Muertos one, I’m planning to make a big calavera for the Ofrenda this year!

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    Was so happy when I found your sight ,Have made so many wonderful things with your designs keep up the good work

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    sommerkind says:

    My favourite section is the Tattoo and the skulls gallery. I’m making the Stichpunk- skull into Jacquard- fabric πŸ™‚

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    Addrienne says:

    Omg, you want me to choose a favorite category? I don’t think that is possible when they are ALL amazing! But if I HAD to choose, probably the interests and identity! There are some really awesome things in there, and if I was rich I would totally buy every last one of them!!

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    Melinda King says:

    I Love the Steampunk and Gothic section but the animals are super cool too! Can you pick just one?!?!? That is to hard?!?!

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    Leanna Chidester says:

    Specialty..Love the lace look. But love the wings too..and my grandson would pick the monster faces:)

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    Rebecca says:

    My favorite designs have to be the “Doodles” and “Scribbles” designs. Of course, all the designs are wonderful!

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    Jane Urbach says:

    I love the Steam Punk designs, particularly the one with the less stitches, they are so easy to sew on T-shirts and my adult children really like the shirts I have made so far.

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    dee says:

    Gothy and Dark!!!!……Sin bonnet Sue is Rocking and So are the Rubber Duckie Collection

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    Amy B. says:

    This turned out to be a really hard question, you make so many amazing things. I’ll go with Steampunk & Victorian (Skulls and Skeletons was a close 2nd).

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    Michaela says:

    Happy Birthday to you!!!
    My favorite section in your Shop is Punk Rock and Gothic dark.

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    Shena Cunningham says:

    I’ve loved all of your designs for a few years now!! I gotta say I love the World Cultures designs – Sugar skulls to be exact.

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    GuidingDuck says:

    Do I have to pick just one? For my hand embroidery, I like the Interests and Identities, Styles and Subcultures, and Holiday categories. Happy Birthday, Urban Threads!!

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    Patt says:

    For me it is “World Cultures” – I love the variety and I’ve gotten so many designs from this category.

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    Deb Cosby says:

    I have many urban thread designs, but have really enjoyed the steampunk designs the most. I put the gun slinger on the back of a denim jacket with several of the guns and gears designs over, it looks great!

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    Kit Joslyn says:

    I love the Celtic style designs. The Newest Collection released was a must have, the Neckline designs from it are part of my next project. I have a wide selection of UT designs and just wish I had more time to sit and sew.

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    Mandie says:

    I love World Mythology with Medieval & Renaissance being a close second.

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    Jennifer W says:

    Right now, renaissance fair!!! Can’t get enough! After that, styles and subcultures.

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    twinklecharlie says:

    My favourite designs are the baroque punk collection, but there are so many lovely designs on your site it is hard to choose.

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    Marsha Pata says:

    All the designs are so great. Love them all! Hard to pick just one(the roses). Happy Birthday! Great sale,too!

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    Greta Kanegae says:

    Styles and subcultures!!!!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love the steampunk designs!

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    Susan says:

    This one is easy! Def the Sinbonnet Sue’s…. it’s my name (Sue, not sinbonnet!)and my mother dressed me in the original “Sunbonnet Sue” stuff (quilt, clothes, EVERYTHING)when I was a child (Ugh!)…… Sinbonnett is MUCH better!

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    kbo says:

    Gotta love those Retro & Rockabilly designs!

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    Lori says:

    I love Blackthorn and the giving bunny.

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    Tricia says:

    Happy Birthday. I’m fairly new to your designs, still exploring. But I have bought several skull designs, and they stitch out beautiful.

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    It’s hard to pick just one, as I love designs right across the categories, but I’d have to say steampunk and Victorian πŸ™‚

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    Kelley says:

    All the applique designs are my favorite! But the steampunk designs are a close second πŸ™‚

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    barb says:

    I LOVE all your designs!

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    barb says:

    I love the retro designs and the steampunk designs!

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    Kim G says:

    It’s too hard to pick just one! I love all of your designs. The tattoo art styles and the retro & rockabilly are on the top of my list.

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    Julie says:

    Must I choose just one? I adore so many of the designs and what I love most about them is that they are so unique and FUN! Love the “interests and identity” category and can’t wait to use the new Elven Court!

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    Marilyn Smith says:

    Yuletide Revelry was over the top for me. But then I loved Evenfall Lace. Nature Doodles have worked well for me. OMG I can’t decide.

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    Patsy Spencer says:

    Scribbles under Art Styles. LOVE LOVE feathers designs too!

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    Jeanne J. says:

    I shop Kids and Baby, but have also picked up the Cog alphabet.

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    Amber says:

    My favorite would have to be Steampunk & Victorian! I am all about locks and keys. Thanks!!

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    Patti V says:

    How can I just pick one? I love World Cultures and Art Styles, and Animals.

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    Heather says:


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    Mary Bowman says:

    Love the Elven Court, and the feathers, and guns and roses….ok love it all.

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    Mitzi says:

    I love UT! Especially the light designs. Am enjoying the Steampunk series a lot. This is the only line of embroidery designs I have found that are more modern and upbeat.

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    I love Steampunk and Victorian, Lace and pretty much all you have, I just love it.

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    Suzanne Dahlberg says:

    I love the World Cultures/Hispanic section, especially the muerto designs!!

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    Jean says:

    Happy Birthday! It is very hard to chose one category. One of my faves is the Doodles category.

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    Jodie says:

    I love all of your designs but the fairies and angels are my favorite.

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    Cynthia W says:

    I love the lightly stitched and painterly designs. But always drawn to the steampunk and sugar skulls. I just love that its’ different.

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    Joan says:

    Pick a favorite category? I tried. I couldn’t. Started naming all of them! I seem to be sewing out the Tattoos mostly though. Love the designs, the creativity on the projects. A great site.

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    Jan in SoDak says:

    Oh, I’m so embarrassed – my embroidery machine is sick so I haven’t been visiting your site as often, and oh my, it has grown so much since the last time I visited! I’m inspired now, I’ll have to take my machine to the doctor so I can shop again! I love all the categories, but if I had to pick just one, I guess I’d go with “Interests & Identity”, there is plenty there to keep me stitching for a long time πŸ™‚

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    Carol Loughlin says:

    I love the steampunk designs.

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    Megann-N-TNC says:

    Very difficult to pinpoint which CATegory would be my favorite…your the first site I enter when looking for something different and off the wall…you are nothing like any other embroidery site and thats why I love Urban Threads…ROCK ON !!!

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    Doris says:

    I love almost everything on here, but my favorites are the steampunk, art nouveau, and baroque. Thank you for so many wonderful designs!

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    Debbie Perez says:

    Five years together and I can say I’ve enjoyed every one. Really hope we grow old together (I’m there so you have some catching up to do). I love skulls, all of them and you are the best at doing them!

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    ginger vandenberg says:

    My favorite is the baroque collection.

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    Susan Morse says:

    Have to be honest and say I go to freebies first and from there have fallen in love with some designs from Art styles.

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    I love the medical and anatomy collection, and the Celtic knot work designs… It’s tough to choose just one group though πŸ™‚

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    Gail DeSimio says:

    Who can pick just one category?! I guess World Cultures and Creatures and Characters are my favorites. Happy 5th Birthday! Here’s to many many more!

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    I fell in love with your steampunk designs, your skullies and too many others to list. However, my embroidery business caters to motorcycle riders and i needed something that would appeal to them. Hurrah – Lucky 7 came along and my imagination has taken off with them!
    Love, love, love your designs but they have spoiled me and it makes it difficult to do anything mainstream…

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    Stephanie Nicole says:

    I love them all! My favorite though would probably be the Cats and Dogs πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie Gould says:

    My favorite category is “Animals”. I just love how you make them so fun and unique.

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    Ginger says:

    Art Styles, but I do wish there was a seperate category for all the AWESOME skull stuff. thanks πŸ™‚

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    Jo-Ann says:

    Goth! Both machine and hand embr.

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    Nancy Svinicki says:

    I fell in love with your Pagan designs, but my favorites have to be all the crafty and geeky sections πŸ™‚

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    Kathleen says:

    How can I choose, I really love all of the designs…
    It’s like how a woman can change her mind if she wishes, that’s the way I use the embroidery designs.. the fun part is that there is always a embroidery design to fit your mood, if I am feeling a bit punky I pick a designs from Styles & Subcultures of if I am in a romantic mood I can use a design from the Art Styles……….there is a designs for every mood and that is just so cool!!!
    As I am a bit of a collector if it comes to UT designs, I can only say keep them coming!!

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    Chrissy Stewart says:

    Love the Baroque Punk, Ihave used them so many times.

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    Ila K. says:

    I’d have to say the “Interests & Identities” category. Finally, designs that I can embroider on something for my 20-something computer programmer son!

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    Cathy Huhn says:

    I keep on going back to the Alice in Wonderland series of designs. I love the simple sketches and the “dark” twist on one of my favorite childhood stories. I hope to create a quilt (when I find the time) incorporating these designs with some of the Spoonflower coordinating fabrics.

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    Ann Spano says:

    I love nearly all of them, but at the moment Steampunk and Gothic are giving me the most creative enjoyment

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    Erin says:

    I love the unique style of all your designs, but the rubber ducky collection is my favorite.

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    Morgan says:

    I love the Wonderland collection. Alice in Wonderland is my FAV.

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    Jennifer Aiello says:

    I love the specialty category. I feel the need to purchase every mask design there is. They are so elegant, though i’m not sure what i am going to do with them all

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    lyn says:

    love all the designs but defo the skulls!!!

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    Lucy says:

    Actually I like them all…but World Mythology takes my fancy. πŸ™‚

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    Kai' says:

    I love your lace collection especially the 3D stuff.

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    Lindsay says:

    I love the sketchy designs and the freestanding lace. It seems I like the most complicated and the least complicated designs. Haha

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    Deb says:

    My favorites are the Crafty ones, especially Sewing. Happy anniversary!

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    gayle says:

    I love the Parisian Love letter, but I love the uniqueness of all Urban Threads Designs.

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    Penny says:

    My favourite category is the Painterly section. They are all so pretty and some of them would make awesome tattoos!

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    Marianne says:

    Love them all, but interests and identity seems to be one I look at a lot!

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    Laurie says:

    Love the World Cultures category, it runs the gamut from beautiful to funny and everything in between…

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    Melissa says:

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite, but since I have to it would have to be the free standing lace.

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    Lela Abate' says:

    I like the “Craft or Die” designs . Thank you for the chance to win such a cool tee!!

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    Jodi Steele says:

    Subcultures and Steampunk. My daughter is into Steampunk and I play roller derby so there is a ton of patterns that work well for me!!

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    Liz says:

    Phew, that’s a tough one… there are so many amazing designs in all of the categories that even I had to pick from within just one I’d still end up with a wealth of designs.
    I like many of the cute animals, but my broad favourite (and what brought me to UT in the first place!) will definitely be the subculture section because, as cute as the animals might be, that’s just more my style in terms of what I’ll actually wear. (Your “metalhead”/gear-skull design almost scored me a date once, hadn’t I been too surprised to make a decent conversation. =P But it was definitely part of why he came over…)

    One question though: Is this restricted to US-only? (Because in that case I’ll have to keep admiring from afar. ;))

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    Chelsea says:

    I usually search sewing themes first, but then it’s on to Steampunk and dragons. So I guess I don’t just have one!

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    I love so many designs but steampunk has to be my favourite!

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    Carolyn says:

    My favourite has to be everything in the Geeks & Nerds category, especially for hand embroidery πŸ™‚

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    I don’t really have a favourite – too much cool stuff at your site! But as I love to work with jerseys I prefer the ‘light stitches’ for them.

    thanks for the awesome give away and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    Carol says:

    I love free standing lace designs

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    Christiane says:

    So Hard to choose! I’m the Graphic type ( is that a category? ) My favourite at the moment is the new elven Pack – all Time favorite the dark fairytale designs..

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    Giliell says:

    Definetly “Speciality” I have so much fun with the lace designs.

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    Cath says:

    I love the fairy tales particularly the Dark Fairytales designs – great edgy designs for teenagers πŸ™‚

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    Drue says:

    Your designs are THE best. It would be really hard to choose a favorite, so I’ll just say that last week it was dark fairy tales, this week it’s light stitching, and next week it might be painterly. You do have the best designs on the internet.

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    Mandy Clark says:

    Love them all! Tattoo is my favorite!

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    Judy Ermlick says:

    Seasons and Celebrations, particularly the Pagan holidays– thank you all so much!

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    Cheryl KD says:

    I like to look at what’s new, but I probably spend more time in interests and identities. I basically love it all!

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    Deanna Mason says:

    I love the celtic designs!

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    Cheryl says:

    I love, love, love the dark fairytales xx

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    Gammy says:

    Love, love, love the world cultures, Hispanic, dia de los muertos. Always visit the design packs.

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    Lholy-chan says:

    Love the t-shirt! “Steampunk & Victorian” seems to be one category I really like, followed by “Literary & Fairytales”. Thank you for this giveaway!

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    Dee says:

    I love them all but the children’s designs are my favourite at the moment. Also loved the Elven Court designs. Can’t wait to stitch them out.

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    I love ALL the categories. There’s so much amazing variety to suit so many styles or mix and match, but I especially like that there are things like Steampunk and Pagan genres that you just can’t find good designs for anywhere else. UT is my all time favourite embroidery design site. Love you guys.

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    Shelley says:

    I (like most of us obsessed UT fans) love almost all of it. I do a lot of different things, but I do find myself going back to the Monster Factory quite a bit, but I really enjoy the “Go Green” category. So many great designs, so many great ideas…so little time. πŸ˜€

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    Lora W. says:

    I love the flowers/earth category, especially designs with roses. I love roses. thank you for the giveaway!

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    Ruth says:

    Light Stitching is my favorite, but I’m all over the place looking for that just right design for a special person or project. The first place to check is my “Favorites” list ’cause that were I park all the new designs that I really like and want to use someday.

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    Bridget O. says:

    There are numerous wonderful designs in many different categories, however, I find myself going to the steam punk and apothecary designs. I’m also always looking for designs with a mechanical or retro flavor.

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    Tina says:

    It is very hard to pick just one. There is so much fantastic Embroidery to choose from. I love the Parisian Love Letters, The Painterly Section, All the Celtic Embroidery and the Victorian and Steam Punk Section. The list can go on and on and on…I love this site!

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    Sandy Kramer says:

    I Love all the designs, alas I don’t have an embroidery machine. I really like the Crafty & Sewing designs. Been hand sewing for 50 yrs.

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    Jim Miller says:

    Because it’s so personal to everyone (and full of so many treasures), I like Interests & Identity.

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    Tina E says:

    Love the Baroque Punk and the Alchemy Steampunk collection! So many are my faves tho’.

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    Tina Ellis says:

    I love the Baroque Punk wolf and the Alchemy Steampunk collection, but have many favs tho’.

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    This is really hard, because I find things in every category I like. I explored some new ones to answer this question. I had never seen Sunbonnet Sue before, and that really cracked me up. I adore that.

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    Valerie Elbel says:

    I love the Steampunk and Victorian Catagories! I have so many teenagers around me and they LOVE the designs! I’m always looking out for more!

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    Shelsy Joseph says:

    Steampunk! Though it’s hard to choose just one.

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    I have been focusing more on the Light Stitching and Scribbles designs recently since I’ve been making pillow cases and kitchen towels.

    When given the chance I tend to lean towards the Steampunk, Goth, and Renaissance designs.

    Thank you for making so many wonderful designs for us to use!!

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    lisa b. says:

    Art styles for me!!

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    Sheryl says:


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    Astrea Ward says:

    Gothic and Dark, definitely. Steampunk is a close second. πŸ˜€


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    Melissa says:

    Hard to chose … but huge fan of the Freestanding lace

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    Tootie D says:

    Hi! Happy Birthday! I would say my favorite is “Typography”! I have several favorites though! Thanks for all the beautiful designs!!!

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    Cheryl says:

    I really like the Art Styles, but I gotta tell ya’, they are all fabulous!

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    linda finnigan says:

    Art Styles… But love em all for different reasons and projects. Happy Birthday!!

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    Jade says:

    Its not a category as such, but I love the Too Cute designs. They are fab.

    Big fan of the new freebie too. And the Egyptian designs. And the circus & carnival designs.

    Seriously, I think they are all pretty awesome.

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    Marichu says:

    Specialty section, softies with a cultural theme in particular.

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    Hotaru Fett says:

    I love the Native American !
    Have a happy birthday

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    Sue Hodges says:

    I love them all and especially the way they stitch out…my favorite would be Parisian Love Letter.

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    Diane says:

    Happy 5th Birthday!!!
    My all time favorite catagory is styles and subcultures. From there I would say my favorite is the Steampunk& Victorian designs. I just love, Love, LOVE them!!!
    Thank you for the wonderful give away!!

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    Janis says:

    Happy Birthday! My favorite category (design pack) happens to be the clockwork magic. I’m crazy about any kind of clock (on my fabric or my walls) and this design pack sure fits the bill. Working on a jacket that will show off these designs right now! Love, love, love them!

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    Linda Myers says:

    ooo, tough to decide on absolute favorite, but I have to go with boutique. The Parisian Love letters made an awesome tee shirt, reminder of 5 days of fun.

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    Brenda Hojonski says:

    I love the painterly styles the best, but then there is the Celestial and steampunk and….

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    Well, damn. It’s kind of hard for me to narrow it down! I love so many of your designs. I started out with your holiday bunnies for my baby girl (now 3 years old) and your primitive Christmas pack. And, y’all have been so helpful trying to help me figure out where I was messing up. (Thank you btw!) I’ve found myself in the “Celebrations & Seasons” category from the moment that I discovered your website. But, with a little mini me running around, I’ve found myself in the “Animals” category just as often. Happy 5th Birthday/Anniversary y’all! <3

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    KATHY says:

    I love the creative arts category. I also love the giving bunny. What a great idea.

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    carmen pattie says:

    Love the owls and skulls…and the crazy cat lady I saw recently was perfect for a special someone I know πŸ™‚

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    Lexie Saucier says:

    My favorite category is World Culture. Thanks for all your great designs.

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    timewrinkler says:

    Too hard to choose just one! But if I had to, I’d say Celebrations and Seasons … Halloween especially! I love them all πŸ˜€

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    Leesa H says:

    My favorite is Design Categories! The whole shebang!

    To have to pick one favorite, I’d rather have the thumb screws. Or a visit from the bunny.

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    kaitui_kiwi says:

    It’s a really hard choice between Interests & Identity and Creatures & Characters! If you made me I’d probably go with Creatures, so many cuties on there!

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    Love all the designs but one of my favorite categories is Pagan

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    Siobhan F says:

    Everything! Skullies, steampunk, Victorian… And I also love your tutorials. I look forward to them every week!

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    Arizona P says:

    Steampunk is a close second.

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    Donna N. says:

    seriously…you have to choose!!! your site is fabulous with such a spark of creativity…from designs to tutorials! just keep up the good work!

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    kim barry says:

    I love everything, from steampunk to victorian, although I can not resist the birds

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    Pamela Parker says:

    I love the sugar skulls and the mendhika patterns

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    ERIS says:

    The gothy section has always been my fav.