Monday, November 28, 2011

I-TOP BUTTON MAKER GIVEAWAY

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS CLAIMED THE PRIZE!


Back in July, I blogged about a nifty tool called the i-top that allows you to easily make cloth-covered buttons. It also works great for covering brads, magnets, or badges with paper or even photo printouts. Well, the inventive team at Imaginisce—the makers of the i-top—have recently come out with a new and improved i-top 2.0. Here it is...


The previous i-top could make 16mm, 22mm and 28mm buttons. The new one allows you to make all of those, plus an even larger size (34mm). It is also lighter weight and has more space between the rubber heads, making it easier to use, in my opinion.


I've been putting my i-top 2.0 to good use making some simple ornaments for my feather tree. To make these quick and easy fabric rosettes, I just sewed a gathering stitch along the long edge of a fabric strip and added a fabric-covered button in the center. It couldn't be simpler! I'll share an updated photo of my feather tree once I'm done making all my fabric rosettes.


For more information on this nifty tool and a detailed tutorial on how easy it is to use, see my previous post at this link: i-top tutorial
Here's a shot from that tutorial showing how the tool works...


Thanks to the generous team at Imaginisce, I’m giving away one of these handy tools to a lucky blog reader! The winner will also get a selection of metal button sets so she/he can start using the i-top right away. Here’s how to enter the giveaway and how the winner will be announced:

1. Because the prize will be shipped directly from the manufacturer, only U.S. entries are eligible to enter.
2. You do NOT have to be an official follower of my blog to enter. However, I do want to reward those of you who officially followed my blog before this giveaway for your support with an additional entry. So if you were already an official follower before this post went up, please leave an additional, separate comment letting me know that. You need to leave a separate comment for it to count as an additional entry.
3. Leave a comment telling me what kind of project you'd like to use this tool for. 
4. If you choose to enter anonymously, please include at least your first name so I have a way of identifying you if you win. 

The giveaway will run until this Saturday, December 3 (10 p.m. central time US). I will choose a winner by random draw and I will announce her/him on Sunday, December 4. The winner must respond to me by Tuesday, December 6, at noon (central time US) to claim the prize. If I don’t hear from the winner by then, I will draw another name. Good luck to all!

75 comments:

  1. Wow COOL! I'd love to make a cushion for my bay window, with some lovely buttons on it for decor. It would look ever so much nicer!

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  2. I have been a blog follower for a while now. LOVE IT! Thanks for a fab giveaway!

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  3. Wow! What an amazing tool. I would love to use this to make fabric covered buttons. I've always wanted to try my hand at this, and the i-top would make easy work of it. Thanks so much for the review and the very generous giveaway!

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  4. Oh gosh! If I had only had this when I was making my ornament for the Jo exchange! More will be in my future if I win~

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  5. I love those little flowers! I can see all kinds of good things that I could use that tool for. I already love your little tree, can hardly wait to see it finished up! Very kind of them to offer a nice gift to your bloggers!

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  6. I am a happy follower of your blog!

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  7. I'd use it to "dress up" my currently drab shirts!

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  8. I'd use it to make the centers of some flower pins I'm making for sewing-buddy gifts for our next retreat....

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  9. I'd use fabric covered buttons for quilted bags I'm planning to make.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  10. I would love to have this. It would be so handy to make buttons to match things I sew.

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  11. I've been a follower for a long time.

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  12. People come up with the best things. it would be fun to use. have to tell my sister, she is the crafter. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  13. I think I'd use this nifty tool to try and make some name tags for our next rug hooking event - wouldn't that be fun?

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  14. What a spiffy tool! It would come in handy for making custom buttons for bags and purses.

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  15. I have been following you for awhile now. I love stopping by to see what you are up to.

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  16. I am an official follower before the giveaway post. Thanks for the extra chance to win!

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  17. I'd like to use this tool to try to make covered button earrings AND buttons for handbags. Thanks for the chance to win such a nifty tool!

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  18. I am an official follower before this giveaway post!

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  19. If I won this tool, I believe I would make ornaments, and button embellishments and oh so many things!

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  20. Kimber, I am an officier follower before this giveaway post. Mary A.

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  21. Kimber, I would use this tool to use for many projects but for the most part to embellish my ornaments that I make every year and give to my kids and sisters. That would be a great addition to their handmade ornament. Thanks. Mary A.

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  22. Cute button tool and I live the Christmas flower idea!

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  23. Kimber I have been considering buying one of these for those times I want a creative button on something. So much better than digging through the button jar and maybe just as much fun.

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  24. I have been following your wonderfully creative blog for a while now and enjoy every post!

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  25. Although I'm not an official follower, I do follow your blog. I would love to win this marvelous tool. I am making magnets from covered buttons for Christmas stocking stuffers. The rosettes you made for the tree are great - maybe I'll make some of those also.

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  26. I would love a chance to win this tool! Looks like it will be much easier to cover buttons using this - I would probably copy your rosettes! But can see all sorts of covered buttons in my future.

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  27. Posting again to say that I have been follower of your blog for a while - love reading what you have been up to.

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  28. Hey Kimber, what a great chance. I've been coveting one of these for a while now. I'd like to make a set of tufted pillows with covered buttons.

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  29. You know I've been a follower for quite some time now. I love reading about all your quilting adventures.

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  30. I have a slight button fetish. Would be great for scraps.

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  31. I never thought much about covered buttons until.....I saw those fabulous rosettes on your tree! Wow! Those are so darned sweet! That's what I'd be making, for sure! And if I don't win it, I think I will be going to get one! I can see those rosettes as accessories, too.....like on a purse/bag, coat lapel as a pin.....all sorts of things! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. And, of course, I'm a faithful follower! Thanks for all you do!

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  33. Count me in as a faithful follower.

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  34. What would I use it for?...with my first grandchild next year, I will adorn all the little outfits I know I will be making. I have also seen some darling belt buckles and brooches that the tool would be handy for.

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  35. Hi,
    Wow - looks like a handy tool. I am thinking covered buttons in the middle of some vintage yo-yo's I have. Thanks for the chance of winning.
    Sheila Holland

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  36. Good Morning - I fell in love with this tool when you first blogged about it & have links to it saved in my favorites folder. This new improved version is great! If I won it the first thing I would make would probably be some ornies like yours - they are darling :)
    This is my first entry. Thanks!
    Smiles, DianeM
    basketblessed@yahoo.com

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  37. Hello Again Kimber - This is my 2nd entry for being an old-time follower...lol. I love your blog & buy alot of the mags that you write for. For some reason Google/Blogger doesn't let me post comments so I have to always post anonymously.
    Smiles, DianeM
    basketblessed@yahoo.com
    P.S. - I did buy the CakePop maker for my dd for Christmas...I can't wait to make some pops with it!

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  38. I know I can't enter this because I'm not in the US but can I enter on behalf of a friend in the US?? she would love one of these!

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  39. If I can enter(?) I'm a follower!

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  40. What a nice giveaway! Having sewn for many (ahem!) years, mine is quite old & I have been considering this. My plan is to use it for drapes (at the top) and tie-backs. Thank you for the opportunity. Jan

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  41. Also wanted it noted, I have been your follower for some time. Appreciate your history lessons!
    Thank you! Jan

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  42. I love those ornaments you are making and would love to make some myself.

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  43. I also have been a follower for a while now.

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  44. I Love the little face buttons! Soooo cute! Although I would dearly love one myself, I would actually gift it to my dear friend who makes these awesome felt flowers with scents for cars. It would be perfect to make center buttons! Thanks for a chance.

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  45. Oh I have a slew of ideas for that neat gadget from your ornaments to pins to wear to items on quilts to even hair combs. Great give a way.... Cheers, LJ

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  46. Here is my 2nd comment to you. I have been a follower for a very long time now. I enjoy your site very much and have implemented some ideas I see here. Thanks so much for your time you spend on your blog for us. Cheers. LJ

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  47. Some time ago, I saw a wonderful pillow pattern done with rows of colorful covered buttons. I knew I'd never make all of those by hand. However, this tool would make it happen!

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  48. I was a follower before the giveaway started :)

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  49. I would love to make some cushions with covered buttons and a few Christmas ornaments. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  50. I would love to put some fun buttons on my quilts!

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  51. I would love to have one of these tools!! I would make matching buttons for pillows and ornaments!! Thank you for the chance!

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  52. I have been a follower before the giveway.
    Rene Jean G

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  53. If I were to win the button tool I would use it for a project I am working on right now which is a Christmas Advent Calendar.
    Thanks, Rene Jean G

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  54. I would make some of those cute Christmas ornaments with the buttons. Thanks for the chance.

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  55. This updated version looks great! I would have so much fun making those button ponytail ties.

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  56. I got so excited I didn't pay attention to the instructions, I am a follower!

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  57. I would use the i-TOP button maker for buttons used as embellishments on quilts, and for the little girl dresses my mother is making for my grandnieces (and perhaps some hair ornaments). Thanks for the chance.

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  58. I would use this tool to make magnetic needle minders for my stitchy peeps!

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  59. Yep, I'm a follower too. Have been for a while and enjoy every post!

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  60. I just finished a tree skirt for a DIL and I used large covered buttons for the closing. It turned out so cute! THis would make all those buttons so much easier to make. THanks
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  61. Thank you for your kind email reminder. I already follow your blog.

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  62. Yes I have a been a follower before this blog post!
    remember me!!!
    Kathie

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  63. oh I would have fun making lots of ornaments for our tree and for the boxes of ornaments I will be giving my children when they move out!
    I have wanted to make a quilt with covered buttons as the "ties" for awhile, the other thought I had was to make a little quilt and have covered buttons as the centers of the flowers :)
    I have a few other ideas too :)
    Thanks for the giveaway this would be so much fun to play with
    Kathie

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  64. Kimber, I am a loyal follower and the proud owner of Hoilday Hoot. He is watching me as I type.

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  65. I would make those cute wool ornaments like you did. What a wonderful idea. It would be so much fun to experiment with. Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

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  66. I am a very happy long time follower!

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  67. Oooo...I would love to win a new improved i-top 2.0! I would make ornaments and embellishments with the buttons and fabric yo-yos - they would look super cute added to little zipper pouches.

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