100th Issue Celebrations – win every magazine we’ve published!

All this week we’re celebrating the 100th issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine which was published for the very first time in February 2011, such a very long time ago now.  Back then the magazine was a very slender publication, with just a few patterns and sewing-related articles.  Today it’s much more wide-ranging, as we like to share with our readers everything we love about life here in the English countryside – with sewing very much at its heart of course.  We also include not two or three but SIX Bustle & Sew patterns every month too.  Even though the first issues were rather slimmer than today, we think we must have published at least around 400 patterns over the last 8 years!

Indeed, I wonder how many yards (or metres) of floss I’ve stitched, how many hoops I’ve used as well as felt, cotton, linen and toy stuffing!  I don’t think I’m going to spend time working it all out though – I think it would be a nearly impossible task.  But what I am going to do is offer one lucky blog reader the opportunity to win EVERY issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine we’ve ever published!

Please be aware though that this is a digital publication, so if you don’t like reading magazines on your device then it may not be the prize for you.  Still keen?  Then for your chance to win a copy of EVERY Bustle & Sew Magazine published please leave a comment below, and just for fun tell us what is your all time favourite Bustle & Sew pattern and why.  The winner will be chosen by random selection and will be notified by Wednesday 1 May.  The competition is open to everyone, wherever you may live.

 

109 Comments

Suzanne Trew

My favourite is the deer’s head, which I made with recycled embroidered table cloths – I love it. Makes me smile every day!

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Jayne BARRATT

Flora the Elephant! It’s made me very popular with adult and children gift receivers. My most requested gift!

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Mandy Maddick

It’s very difficult to choose a favorite pattern, all of the Bustle and Sew patterns are so beautiful.

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Pat Woolley

I have made so many things from your magazines, lots of soft toys and many cushions, all of which have been given as gifts ot to charity. I think my favourite would be Fred and Ginger, not an easy project but they looked great when finished. They are now in Australia!

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Caroline Roberts

My favourite all time Bustle & Sew pattern is the Reindeer Head which is in November 2012 edition , because I made the Reindeer head for my guest bedroom that year and everyone loves it so much it is still there !

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So difficult to choose a favourite! – but I love the alpine skier cushion. It has has a real vintage feel to it and it is really special unpacking it each Christmas when I put it on display.

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Victoria Sharratt

I think my favourite is the Coastguards cottages draft excluder. I grew up in a town with harbour side cottages including the Coastguards ones. It reminds me of walking there.

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To get to read every copy of the magazine would be truly inspirational. I am always looking for ideas and hacks for the home and children

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Elaine Miles

I am very new to Bustle And Sew and over the recent school hols my 2 grandchildren and I made the little felt mice,and they were delighted at how they turned out. Thanks muchly for the easy pattern.

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Pat Federico

Amazing accomplishment……Congratulations….! And abundant wishes for 100 more…..

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Asole Faizi

Hi, I love your magazine, most of the patterns are my style and I really enjoying making it. Would love to be winner of this prize. Not sure with wich email account I have signed to but will leave my newest [email protected]

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Debbie Jones

I love the dandelion picture. For some strange reason I have always loved dandelion clocks. I would so love to be a winner today.

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I have only just found your website and magazine as I am new to sewing. I was searching the internet for a pattern I could try and I love your softie elephant pattern and can’t wait to get started making him. Thank you for giving him away free. I would love to win your back issues.

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Julie Norton

Love the emails which brighten up the otherwise dull task of going through the “in Box” …
In answer to your question..my favourite pattern is the little Elephant..it’s great for young and old.. Everyone loves an elephant, and it makes a great present too.

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Caroline Baxter

I love your design ideas and the cactus hoop reignited my love of embroidery. I thought it would take me for ever to finish or be another unfinished project in the cupboard, but I was hooked from the very first cactus! I have now Joined a hand sewing group and am embroidering a bag with onions, tomatoes and leeks for shopping for veg at the market.
I have told all the members of my group about your blog and they love it too.

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Joanne Groom

I don’t have a particular favourite I’m always looking forward to the Christmas patterns coming out. I’ve made quite a few for gifts, some perhaps my favourite out of them was the cushion with a car and tree on top or the skier one. Congrats on your 100th issue

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Hello and congrats on your 100th issue! I just love Humphrey the Hound, I think he’s just adorable. I also love your embroideries. Your style and asthetic are right up my alley. I recently just found your blog and just love looking around at all your designs….beautiful work!

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Diane Lowry

Congratulations 100 issues
my favorite pattern is henry the hound, i have made loads of these so thank you

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I am new to a sewing and needle felting world. Just ordered some more scrap fabric for my little projects. Love the idea not to waste anything and recycle fabric off cuts and create something unique. I would love to win your magazine digital issues so i could progress and have lots of joy. X

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MARYLIN ROBERTS

A lot about web pages, twitter and all the other things I don’t know but one thing for sure I love to browse your page and see what all you have created.

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As a relatively new blogger I am captivated by all the knowledge and expertise shared here. I must say though that my favourite pattern is the Horace hound dog which I have already made numerous times because once seen everybody wants one 😊 xx

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Oh goodness!! What a treat this would be! I honestly don’t know how to pick a favorite, but I do love the cottage tea cosy pattern.

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patti bradley

again, my first thought is to thank you for inspiring needle and threads in so many people’s hands and hearts. for me hand stitching it one of the greatest gifts and i always feel a bit sad for people who don’t do it!
one of my favorites was a seaside hut lineup that i made twice and gave away.

thank you again, patti

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Tanya Clark

I love your magazine especially the embroidery patterns, I’ve made quite a number of you hoops which are hanging in my craft room. My favourite one though is the dream catcher with the feathers and beads hanging from the hoop

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Hello!
Congratulations on your 100th issue! I’ve been a faithful follower of your newsletter since the beginning and love the simple innocence of your patterns. They always bring a smile to my face!
My favorite pattern is “Adventure Bear”..I love his feather and the look on his face as he prepares for an adventure with a favorite small person! He is perfectly adorable.

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I know its a free pattern – and thank you so much, but I love Humphrey the Hound! Happy Celebration to you and thank you for sharing with us!

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I love your Rosie and Bear designs. They are just precious! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Sharon Aurora

Too many cute patterns. I like the Llama head pattern. This would be a great prize to win. Thank you for the opportunity.

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My favorites are any of your bunnies. I had pet rabbits as a child, and we have had several now too as my girls have grown up. Just love the look of your patterns and emails — happy anniversary, and keep up the good work!

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Pam shanley

My fav is the bunny. I felted the most lovely brown alpaca fibers for her body. I love this pattern and all the softies. They make me so happy.

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I love the zebra hoop, I love the way he/she looks out of the hoop and how fun it was to stitch, even without a rainbow of colour

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Kris Perez

Congratulations!! So many lovely patterns from which to choose. I love all the florals like “To plant a garden is to believe in the future.” And also the ship with the Stevenson quote. Ahhh, apparently I like all the quotes, too!

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Jennifer Shuttleworth

I love Rosie’s plants. It’s what drew me into Bustle and Sew magazine and made me a subscriber.

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Suzanne Hicks

Love the fox designs! But all the designs are lovely! Congratulations on our 100th!!!!

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Congrats! One hundred of anything is wonderful!
Favorite pattern – mouse pin cushion – it’s just so cute

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I love the cat with the wreath of flowers! I haven’t sewn it yet, I’m working on Rosie and her stack of books but I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for such an exciting giveaway!

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Rosie’s Houseplants. I just received the kit in the mail. I am SO excited to start this project. It’s absolutely gorgeous.

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My favorite pattern(s) are the Rosie and her Bear patterns. They bring back the simplicity and positivity of childhood.

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Michele Blake

Congratulations – you have put together an amazing body of work. My favorite pattern (if I must choose one) is of the Brave Mouse Aviators – I was always fascinated by Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh and now can envision them as mice!

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Mary Holshouser

Flora the elephant. I have a collection
of them and she made a fun addition.
thanks.
Best wishes for many more issues.
Happy 100th.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Jill-Marie Wilson

The mice are so far my favourite, but I’m planning on trying the many embroidered patterns as well since my daughter has also taken up this skill. Thank you for your excellent tutorials!

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Marcelle Adkins

I have only made two: Flora the Elephant and the Embroidered Pig pin cushion. Hmmm? My favorite? I think Flora. She was my first and I loved how she turned out.

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What a wonderful offer. I love all your softies, but Flora the elephant is my absolute favorite.

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Rosie Deacon

My fave is the patchwork puppy, its a great way to use up dressmaking leftovers, as i cannot bear to put fabric in the bin. I’ve been known to make up quilt patches from pieces as small as 1.5 by 3cm!!thank you for a wonderful publication. looking forward to reading more.

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WOWSERS!!! What an awesome giveaway. Thank you so much for your generosity. Someone is going to be tickled pink!

You have so many cute designs. How could you possibly ask us to choose? Personally, I favor those softies and the first one that caught my eye years ago was that endearing vintage baby reindeer – so adorable!

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Wow what an amazingly generous offer. Thank you ever so much for the chance to win.

My all time favorite is Chocks Away.

WWII let such a big impression on the UK and the US, the pattern, besides being stinking cute, reminds me of the love of flying and the sacrifice of many for the greater good.

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All your patterns are so amazing. My favorite pattern is Humphrey the Hound. He is so adorable. I love him. He reminds me of my dog siddu every time I see it.

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Robbie Carson

I absolutely love everything you designed with Rosie. I tried to buy all the magazines you printed with Rosie in it, but I couldn’t get my order in in time.

If you ever make an e-book with all those designs I would love to buy it and learn how to embroider the bear fur. Robbie in Texas

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Congratulations on the 100th issue, I love the forest friend slippers pattern the most, but there are so many more patterns to love.

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Lynnette Kleinau

Flora the elephant is just so cute, she’s my favorite. Thank you for giving.

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While I am all about teddies, it was your lovely elephant that brought me to your lovely site. Congratulations to you and thank you for sharing.

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Tonya Mercer

I love many of the patterns. Flora the elephant and the dachshund are a couple of my favorites.

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I would say Flora the elephant is my all time favorite……Thanks for all the inspiration

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My favourite pattern is Flora the Elephant. She’s adorable and sweet! Thanks for the chance!

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Even though all your patterns are lovely, I have to say that my all time favorite pattern is embroidery and actually a series of patterns. Rosie and Bear touched my heart when I first saw them and even after all this time still make me smile. They are charming and fun, and Bear looks just like my son’s favorite companion when he was just a little boy. I adore them.
XX Linda B.

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I love the little cat with the flower crown, I think it’s the first pattern that caught my eye on Bustle & Sew! It’s so sweet! 😽💝💝 Just received the 100th issue and can’t wait to read it! Congratulations!! 🎉🎂

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I love your recent dandelion embroidery, but the mini succulent hoops are also to die for!

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Janet Selman

I really love all of your animal patterns. However, my favourite is Humphrey the Bonzo Hound.

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My very favorite is a pillow that is sitting on my couch right now; it’s my springtime pillow. It has an embroidered bunny with dandelions and a little rhyme on a patchwork background.

My next favorite is a book cover I haven’t done yet, with a little girl and trees.

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Pam phillips

What a fabulous prize! I love the sloth the most. He makes everyone smile who sees him

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Alisha Gravette

Oh this is such a difficult decision! I guess my favorites are the Rosie and Bear series…I can’t wait to get the book from amazon with all the rosie and bear patterns!!!

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VERONICA LEON

EL ELEFANTES ESTA GENIAL SUPER TIERNO ES LO MEJOR Y TODA LA REVISTA ES HERMOSA Y MUY UTIL

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audrey browning

I just love all the patterns , the free ones and the ones in the 2years of magazines my sister gifted me last year, living in South Africa your Zebra’s really caught my eye and I have made and gifted many Flora Elephants but I thing my favourite one is the ooh la la Lama ! Congratulations on your wonderful achievement, 100 issues. May there be many many more.

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Patricia daly

I love all your patterns, but particularly the softies like the mice and Humphrey Hound

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Pam DePaul

I love all the embroidery patterns. I haven’t done any yet but I just retired and have them printed in a folder ready to do. I’ve been picking up floss every time it’s on sale. You should be proud of your success! Best wishes for a continued success.

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Esther blankenzee

I like al your Patterns. But the softies I like most And the lovely story’s About your dogs.

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Sophia DeLonghi

I love the mice because they remind me of my daughter when she was a little girl. Now she has her own little girls!

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Although you have many patterns that I love, the Rosie Posie stitchery is still my favorite. The little girls remind me of times gone by and the gentle ways of the past. I’m a softy for children and vintagy things.

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I’ve only just found you! At a needlework fiesta at the weekend, I met Tanya from The Common Thread which led me to The Stitchery and a newsletter from Nicki yesterday has led me to you. Three fabulous new embroidery sources and I can hardly believe my luck! It would be absolutely wonderful to receive the entire back catalogue of Bustle and Sew as I love what I’ve seen so far. Congratulations on reaching the 100th issue.

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Such a wonderful magasine. I think all of the patterns are brilliant but I’m just starting the bunny hoop garland so that is my favourite at the moment. A great giveaway. Congratulations on your 100th issue 😄

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Judith Martinez

I really love the weird and wonderful animal alphabet because I can see so many lovely uses for it.

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Deborah Elliott

The Zebra embroidery pattern is my favourite. I giggle when ever I look at it. Can’t explain why, but he makes me happy.

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Sue Wilson

Where to start, there are so many beautiful projects and patterns but not enough hours in the day. I’ve just purchased Rosie’s Cacti pattern kit and couldn’t wait to start it tonight – I’m loving it as I love cacti so it’s extra special for me. 💕

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Amo todos os seus trabalhos, mas os relativos ao Natal são meus preferidos. Com amor, Eva do Brasil

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Well, I’m sort of partial to kitties and bunnies. But all your patterns are fun!

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Diane Lithgow

i found your site from a llama picture and got the free pattern. did change it as it was a tad too large but its cute with the cactus.

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I’ve only received 1 issue so my choices are pretty limited but, I’m partial to the embroidery patterns.

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Carolina Ozelo

I love ton of your patterns, but I have to say that the cute doggies Sidney and Humphrey really conquered my heart! 😍🐶✂️❤️

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Audrey Tan

Haha.. I’m a dog lover. So it has got to be Humphrey The Hound =)

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Humphrey is my favourite, He is such a cute shape and I love his floppy ears.

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Penny Olver

May favorite is Flora the Elephant and all the stories about your home

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