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Welcome to Day 10 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two thread collections from Coats & Clark! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Sunday, December 11th to be entered to win!

General Purpose Dual Duty XP Thread is a medium weight thread sized for most hand and machine sewing. It can be used on all fivers, knits and wovens. Dual Duty XP is a strong smooth thread for consistent tension and excellent stitch formation. New trap spool holds thread neatly and securely. The 50 spool collection contains a variety of colors including multicolors on 125 yard (114 meters).
Coats Rayon thread assortment contains 24 spools of lustrous rayon embroidery thread for decorative stitching, machine embroidery, monogramming and appliques. The 24 colors include basic neutrals, pastels and brights on new trap spools. Each spool has 225 yards (206 meters) of 40 wt embroidery thread.

Comment to Win: What is your favorite sewing tool?


*Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/12/11] – Congratulations to member goldilox for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 10!


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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.45 PMby Christina Thomas

    My seam ripper. LOL

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.45 PMby Maria Luisa Avila

    My serger!!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.44 PMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    My sewing machine makes it all happen:)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.44 PMby Butterfly08

    My Lap top…gives me access to all the latest patterns and information and if I am stuck I just google a question and the answer is there at my fingertips, less mistakes and more sewing.
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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.44 PMby fiorellina

    my seam ripper.. or really – I prefer my grand uncle’s tailor knife, but that belongs to my mom..

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.43 PMby Sherry Mack

    My favorite sewing tool is my dritz ezy hem guide. My hems are more even now since I started using it.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.43 PMby Amanda McIntire

    My sewing machine is a godsend! I’m very slow with hand stitching.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.43 PMby ageha

    My sewing machine of course! :D

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.42 PMby Christina Thomas

    My seam ripper.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.41 PMby Sanja Milosevic

    My thimble – helps me save my little fingers ;) It was also my mothers and my grandmothers so extra special.

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      Dec 10, 2011, 07.42 PMby Sanja Milosevic

      Thats no my name beside my post :( This is from Orlaith Hickey

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.40 PMby Lakesha Johnson

    My favorite sewing tool is a needle.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.39 PMby bekabug8

    My shears! They cut through cloth like butter.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.39 PMby joellevandyne

    My seam ripper, unfortunately!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.38 PMby Marcella H

    I don’t know if this is considered a “tool” but it has saved my sewing life. It is my twin needle….. I use it as my serger since my actual machine is temporarily broken.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby queijada

    My favorite tool is my iron, and i iron obsessively!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby shannonsews

    The Internet! The amount of tutorials, videos and testimonials out there have helped me to become a more adventurous and advanced sewer. I have a basic Brother XL-5340, but am continuously surprised by what I can crank out with that little guy! Next on the list: a serger.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby idahobride

    My basket full of little spools In yellows, browns and reds They’re the favorites of my tools Wound with Coats and Clark threads

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby HeLLfireMeL

    A clean hair straightener! It helps me iron smaller, more detailed, parts that larger equipment cannot reach. Also, having sites like Burda Style to reference for any project! =)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.37 PMby Pieceunique

    I love my rubber circle which allows me to pull the needle through thick fabric without hurting my fingers. It’s a gem :)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.36 PMby doyaski

    That would be my seam ripper. Not just my favorite tool but a dear old friend – we spend lots of quality time together :)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.35 PMby cheveuxrouge

    A few years ago for my birthday, I splurged on a very nice pair of Gingher dressmaker’s shears… I have no idea what took me so long! I’d wear them ’round my neck if I were just a pinch more daredevil.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.35 PMby Rebecca Cross

    My Bernina Record from the sixties…the machine my Nana made my Mum’s baby clothes on, the machine my Mum learnt to sew on and the machine that has now been passed down to me!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.35 PMby Joanne Freed

    My scissors! It glides through every fabric as i want!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.34 PMby natsunoyoru

    My rotary cutter- it just makes the cutting so easy!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.30 PMby t4n14

    seam ripper… can you tell i’m a beginner? :)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.30 PMby Jordann Hall

    I couldn’t sew .. without my seam ripper. No matter how careful I am, I need it for every serious project.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.29 PMby nata-ta-ta

    my pin-cushion full of pins!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.28 PMby Lea Bishop

    My favorite sewing tool at the moment is my darning foot and feed cover. I have been practicing free motion sewing and am having a lot of fun making wall hangings for my friends.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.27 PMby dianajanssen

    My clapper – helps me press beautiful seams which results in a beautiful garment.

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