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[UPDATE 12/3/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member redjul31 for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for your chance to win a copy of Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas by Eva A. Larkin.

Turn stippling and simple lines into fabulous designs! By focusing on only one block or area at a time – rather than the whole quilt at once – Eva A. Larkin makes it easy to create eye-catching free-motion quilting. Enjoy this eagerly awaited follow-up to the best-selling Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy.

• Select from six different frame styles that can be stitched in any quilt-block size – without tracing or resizing
• Use each frame design on its own, enhance it with filler designs, or outline the frame and/or filler with stitching, opening up hundreds of design options
• Find a sequence of clear illustrations for each design, showing the order to stitch for both outlining and filling

Click here for purchasing info on Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas (That Patchwork Place).

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What tips do you have for sewing invisible zippers?

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 3, 2012, 03.30 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Congratulations to BurdaStyle member redjul31 (http://www.burdastyle.com/profiles/redjul31/my_activity) for winning this giveaway!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 01.58 AMby rltejkl

    Iron them flat and use my cording foot.

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    Nov 27, 2012, 07.00 PMby Gisele Letourneau

    It’s always fun to get the chance to look at new blocks.

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    Nov 27, 2012, 04.48 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this Comment to Win! We are enjoying reading all of your posts and will announce the winner via e-mail today. Thank you!!

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    Nov 25, 2012, 10.55 AMby gemmafloyd

    Apart from the zipper foot I pause my sewing in between to move the zipper away from the needle the whole time.

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    Nov 23, 2012, 09.42 PMby milnay3

    I use a zipper foot and set my need to the furthest left or right position, depending on which side of the zip I’m sewing. I roll the teeth under with my fingernail at the start and the foot will hold it in this position afterwards. then I just sew along the line next to the teeth. I’ve never had a problem sewing invisible zips.

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    Nov 23, 2012, 06.01 PMby taysha1128

    I haven’t done one yet :-O

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    Nov 23, 2012, 07.36 AMby Cheryl Henderson

    This is good, I need all the tips I can get when it comes to invisible zippers!

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    Nov 23, 2012, 05.30 AMby jessdunstan

    To have patience!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 10.33 PMby Anmardel

    I baste and use a zipper foot. Thans for the giveaway!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 10.22 PMby redjul31

    Relax and breathe – sometimes the anxiety of doing a zipper is worse than the actuality! Take your time, baste if needed, press carefully and they will look beautiful.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 09.01 PMby flutefish

    Well, I guess my tip is “attempt them.” I only just got an invisible zipper foot, and I haven’t had a chance to try it out yet!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 08.58 PMby 5294sandras

    I use an invisible zipper foot and basting tape.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 07.27 PMby SewNotWork

    I like having an invisible zipper foot which helps sewing them in easier.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 04.10 PMby Joanna Dąbrowska

    Put a little bit of vaseline on the edge of the zipper foot to ensure no snags and free-running of the fabric.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.54 PMby liminef

    I just use my special foot for invisible zipper, it works like a dream :) thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.54 PMby Karen Wade

    My tip: iron your invisible zipper first so the back of the zipper is flat. Also, make sure the iron is on the low setting so you don’t melt the synthetic teeth.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.50 PMby Maria Avery Carroll

    Yikes! I’m sorry but I can’t and don’t know how to answer this question because I’m a quilter and I’ve never sewn or used a zipper with my quilting. Thanks though for a chance to win and I admire the ones that do sew zippers…just looking at them scares me! LOL But I would love to win “Easy and Fun Free-Motion Quilting: Frames, Fillers, Hundreds of Ideas”!! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.47 PMby amanda129

    I hope I win.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 03.34 PMby Lpeters98

    I rely on double sided basting tape to position the zipper and hold it in place while stitching. I also use the Bernina invisible zipper foot which inserts the zipper effortlessly and does not require pre-pressing to make the zipper flatten out.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 11.38 AMby alisonbbb

    Be extra specially careful not to get any little tails or threads caught in the way as these are a nightmare to get out of your invisible zip, you just don’t see them as easily in the first place as a normal zipper to trim them out of the way.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 05.29 AMby wendyxo

    My tip for sewing invisible zips is don’t be scared! I didn’t use them for years because they looked really hard but then I tried it and its easier than normal zips. Go figure.

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