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Thursday, 14 February 2013

A Giveaway Like No Other I've Had

A couple of months ago whilst I was doing a Craftsy Class, in fact it was the Craftsy class I gave away, where Cindy Needham suggested it would be a really good idea to have Ecolux Lighting as it made her life so much easier because it lit up her sewing area like nothing else she had ever used.

So, if you know me, I simply just had to have it because it was something new and Mrs. Gadget here needed it.  But first I had to check and make sure that it would work in England, so I phoned up and spoke to Scott Stewart who owns Ecolux Lighting with his lovely wife.  I told Scott I lived in England and wanted to know if his light would work here.  He replied that yes it would and all I would need was a plug adaptor and voila it would work just fine.  The light came in really good time but unfortunately the darn adaptor didn't!!

So I got the light and it sat for a while until the adaptor arrived.  I then hurridly plugged it in to see if it was as good as Cindy said it was and was so impressed with it that I phoned Scott again and asked him if he would please sponsor me for a giveaway as I was pretty sure that unless the quilters here in the U.K. did that particular Craftsy Class they wouldn't know about his totally brilliant light.

Here are some photos showing:

This is my sewing machine during the daytime
here without the light on
This is my sewin machine during the daytime
with the Ecolux Light on
This is tonight without
the Ecolux Light on
And this is tonight WITH
the Ecolux Light on
To say it has made a difference to my sewing is, well, putting it mildly to be honest with you guys.  I was so impressed at the difference I just had to call Scott up.  I am getting nothing from this apart from a giveaway and I am just one very very happy customer.

Comments that have come up so far are:
1.  What about the lead at the back of the machine.  It clips onto your machine beautifuly and doesn't leave any wires that would get in the way of your sewing
2.  If you have more than one machine you can just buy extra 'strips' because this is how the lights come as strips that stick on your machine and reuse the cable that you already have.

So do yourselves a huge favour and go and get one if you don't win it here.  This competition is open to all whether you live in England, Australia, the USA or anywhere in the world for that matter. So come on and enter and win yourself this wonderful new gadget that I, personally, would hate to live without.  The light is not cheap but then again anything worth having never is and my old saying always stands me in good stead 'You Get What You Pay For'.  Buy cheap and you get cheap which breaks really fast, buy good and it will save you money in the long run.  I love love love my Ecolux Light butI think you guys have realised that by now.

All you have to do to enter is
(1) become a follower of mine and leave me a comment telling me and
(2) go and see Ecolux Lighting's website and leave me a comment about me what you thought and finally
(3)  (Optional) If you leave a comment on your blog about this giveaway and leave me a comment telling me you have done this you get a third chance to win this wonderful prize


I have the 5 light size because that was the size I needed for my Janome TXL 607 and if you need to know what size would be best for your machine just email Scott and ask him because he is just a delight.


This competition will be ending on Monday night February 18 at 21:00 my time which is I have no idea what time it is where you are.  I do have a huge idea if you live in the USA because that's where I came from.

So good luck and I'll let whoever has won this great prize on Monday night.

On another quick subject I remembered what I forgot the other day.  I know why quilters use the flat headed pins and not the smaller ones which I thought I preferred.  Because if you use a flat headed pin and you turn your work over and sew on the other side you can sew right over them without any lumps or bumps.  You can also sew right through them as I will show you in my next post and it didn't even damage my needle.

See you soon
Patti xxx
American by birth and MOUTH but British in every other way

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99 comments:

  1. Wow it really Does make a huge difference!!

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  2. Well I have to say this is a neat light! I went and looked at their website -- very clever! I'm loving these LED lights that are coming out. I am a follower, have been. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. It looks like it's a fantastic tool, I'd need the 6 LED size for my old Bernina

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  4. Oh, and I already follow you on my reader.

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  5. I went to the site and I love it, I hope I win, but if not I will definitely be getting one.

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  6. I am a follower as you well know. (((smile))) and I can always use more light.

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  7. I went to the website and I really like the option of buying extra lights for other machines and sharing the power supply. (I mean I only sew on one at a time anyway - right?)
    Yes, I am hoping to win this as it would "light up my life" --well at least my sewing!

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  8. What a great idea! I'd never heard of this light before. I am a follower.

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  9. I checked out their site pretty carefully. I'd like to see more photos of the actual lights. The only one I could really imagine what it looked like with the I nstallstion diagram.

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  10. I'm a follower already; thanks for the chance!

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  11. Wow, what a difference in lighting. I just upgraded to a new Janome, but I still could use some extra light. I like how the Ecolux website has the sizes listed so you know which one to buy. I'm crossing my finders :)

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  12. WOW! That's awesome that the same power cord can be used across multiple machines! You can never have too much light when sewing!!

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  13. I rarely sew at night because of poor lighting, so this would be fantastic. I am a follower! thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Looks like I would need a 15 light for my Horizon!

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  15. Patti, I just got one of these last month and I too love it. My Janome actually has a pretty good light, but then you add this one and WOW! I highly recommend this light also!

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  16. I follow your blog. This light sounds great, thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. I checked out the Ecolux site and I like that you can get lights for additional machines by just buying the LED which costs a lot less.

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  18. I'm a follower! What an awesome giveaway.

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  19. I like the idea of this light. The only thing I couldn't figure out from the website is if the power cord from light would ever get in the way of sewing,

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  20. I am a follower thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Visited the site it is cool that it can be unplugged with out removing it.

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  22. I'm already a follower. Thanks for having the giveaway! That light looks pretty bright, hope I get to find out for certain.

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  23. I'm a new follower--was just looking at web pages, and lucky me, I ended up here. I've seen ads for these lights and been tempted, but wondered how they worked. Your photos show they work well! (my current machine has so little light I can't tell if/when it is turned on, but I am buying a new one soon--I hope) Definitely will consider one of these lights when I figure out what I need. Wonderful giveaway!

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  24. And I forgot to say--looked at the website, and please to see they come in so many sizes. Can't believe someone didn't think of this sooner!

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  25. This is a fabulous lighting system for sewing machines. I have never seen this before. I am very interested in this!

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  26. i follow you by email. this looks like quite an interesting addition to my machine. love the way it looks at your work station.

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  27. i checked out the website. i am amazed at how small the unit is. i also like that you can buy a second one cheaper than the first, although it didn't mention price. i think the site is for wholesale purposes. thank you for reviewing this item.

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  28. This looks great!
    I'm a happy follower!

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  29. I looked at the site - I reckon I need the 6 LED light as my machine is around 4 1/2 inches!

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  30. I am now a follower of you. Good job I checked before saying that, cos I wasn't, even though I thought I was before!

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win this. It's exactly what I need for my LA machine and also for the larger of my piecing machines. I had a look at the website, and will just have to order one if I don't win.

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  32. I am definitely a follower. I love reading your posts. This one was really interesting as I was researching lights late last year for my mum. Didn't see anything about this one though!

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  33. I love the ease with which they seem to work and the fact that they are available in different sizes. Can't believe how easy they are to install either. The website is full of information and makes me feel that it is a quality product with excellent after sales service.

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  34. I love that they have a Satisfaction Guarantee policy. I think that is very important when promoting such a new product - gives the consumer more confidence to buy. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  35. I follow your blog! This is a fascinating product - I had no idea something like it even existed. I mostly sew at night after work so this would be very handy for me!

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  36. Great what a fabulous ligthing system. It is great that so samll unit so much light gives.
    I se the website and the mesasure and when I win I need the 6 LED.
    Thanks for the chances to win that fabulous lighting.

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  37. I am already a follower of you/
    Hugs Tiny

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  38. I'm a follower - thanks for the chance to win. I need all the light I can get.

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  39. JoyceLM has left a new comment on your post "A Giveaway Like No Other I've Had":

    This light looks amazing & so easy to install. Thanks again for the chance to

    Posted by JoyceLM to A YANKEE IN QUEEN LIZ'S COURT at 15 February 2013 15:48

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  40. Oh my gosh, this would be great. I have a Singer Quantum 9960 and the light on the machine is not much more than a spark! This would be SOOO wonderful. I am a follower via email..I don't like bothering with facebook...I want to read NOW!!! Thanks for the chance!

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  41. In visiting the site, I like that it has a long (8') power cord. I hate having to make my work space be dependent on the length of a cord! But I have a question. I know that you can't have magnets near a computer of any kind as it causes crashing. Most sewing machines these days have some form of computer mechanizim in them..does LED unit light have any kind of magnet in it?
    Cheri
    quiltingnanny@yahoo.com

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  42. I follow via email and that does look like a fabulous light to make sewing easier!!

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  43. I went to the website and this looks like it might be a solution to the lighting in my sewing room.

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  44. I have never heard of this before and am excited now that I've read more about it at their site. I cannot get enough light these days! Thank you.

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  45. I'm a follower of yours via GFC.

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  46. I went to the website and I really like the idea. The difference in the photos you provided is amazing.

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  47. I blogged about your giveaway at http://practicallypippy.blogspot.de/2013/02/let-there-be-sewing-machine-light.html

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  48. I check out their website and found lots of great ideas for the lightning problem .

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  49. I follow you be email. Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  50. Thanks for the introduction to Ecolux - I wasn't familiar with them. Went to their website. It's hard to believe such a small light could make such a big difference! Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  51. Hello there, Patricia! Life has gotten crazy-busy here, but I had to take a moment to enter this fabulous giveaway. Those lights are exactly what I've been needing and you're right--if I don't win, I'm putting them at the top of my shopping list. Thanks for introducing us to this fantastic product. Just another reason I'm happy I follow your blog.

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  52. I visited the website and was impressed by how thorough it is. The ordering page really lays out all the options.

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  53. This is a great idea and their website seems to have all the bases covered.

    What an excellent giveaway!

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  54. I visited the website, and the light is impressive! I like the idea of light in a strip that sticks to the machine - so much better than something that sticks out and gets in the way. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, and for your blog!

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  55. Patti, I shared your giveaway on my blog today. I hope one of my followers wins!

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  56. I'm a new follower to your blog! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! I too took Cindy's course and have been wanting one of these lights for my machine!

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  57. I'm a new follower to your blog! Thanks so much for the wonderful giveaway! I too took Cindy's class at Craftsy and have been wanting one of these lights for my machine!

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  58. I love it!! I can't believe how easy it looks to "install" and how much light it actually gives off!

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  59. this looks like an am zing tool! I think you are right , whether I win or not I have to get one!!!!

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  60. I follow your blog and enjoy it immensely!

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  61. I'm now a follower thru email...
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  62. I checked out the website to see if anything has changed sense the last time I was at their site... Been wanting one of these for awhile. Thanks for the chance to win one!
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  63. Whoa those lights mean business! My Bernina is an old floor model and the light goes out on my all the time. This would beyond save my eyes. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  64. Wow! That light is amazing. I am a new follower. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. I visited the Ecolux site. That is a terrific light. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  66. I mentioned this giveaway on my blog at http://blog.geneblack.com/2013/02/almost-sigh.html

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  67. Went to their site - they do look wonderful. It's neat that you can just get a second strip for a second machine instead of buying a whole separate kit. I hate that they're way out of my price range, because I could sure use them.

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  68. I just posted about your giveaway on my blog!

    Scrapbook-ChickADoodle dot blogspot dot com

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  69. What a great light and what a difference it makes...thanks for the sweet giveaway! I'm a new follower :)

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  70. Visited their site...love that you can get just the right size for the machine you own.

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  71. I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway. I have a bendable light, but it gets in the way sometimes.

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  72. I checked out their website and I love that you can use the same cord for multiple machines. It looks like you would get a lot of light from this strip. Thanks again!

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  73. I have been a follower for a while. Neat lights.

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  74. The older you are the more light you need to see well. I visited the site.

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  75. This is such a fantastic product! The Ecolux website gives great details & info but I think they should have your review as a testimonial, I'm sure their sales would increase as a result. Thanks for the chance to win, I'm a follower of your blog!

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  76. This is a great light. I visited the website, but it is a little pricey for me. I would love to win one!

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  77. I am a new follower. I look forward to viewing other posts on your blog!

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  78. I also posted on my blog about your give-away and about the webpage. I'm sure there are quilters out there who would love to see this light. Thanks for sharing the info!

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  79. One of the best new ideas in lighting, thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. I am a new follower, so please count me in!

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  81. Hi Patricia, I'm new follower # 265 yay!

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  82. I like that you only need to buy another strip for a second sewing machine. Thats great for soooo many of us that have 2 or more machines. Thank you for showing us the light. ;-> Toni Anne

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  83. I'm a "FOLLOWER" of your blog and I'd love a chance at the light. I read about it a couple of months ago and hinted about it for Christmas but nobody was listening...SIGH!!

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  84. I've been over and I can see now that they work from a separate power lead, I always had the impression that they replaced the existing bulb. Thanks for the info.

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  85. wow sounds like a great product and well needed for sure. That is where you need the mos tlight anyway shining directly down onto your surface close to your work. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Patti xxx