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Welcome to day 11 of our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win 3 amazing DVD sets from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 12th to be entered to win!

2010 Threads Archive DVD Rom – Value $149.95

Less looking — more sewing! Now, instead of thumbing through your stack of Threads magazines, you can quickly find that fabulous article on creating your own laser-cut designs. Or easily compare dozens of designer secrets for tailoring a jacket for a perfect fit.

Enjoy on-demand access to all 152 issues of Threads. The Threads Archive DVD-ROM gives you easy access to our 152 issues, including any out-of-print issues and all those published in 2010. Now, 25 years’ of expert advice on one easy-to-search disc.

Threads Fitting DVD series – Value $99.95

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that’s just right from top to bottom and it includes:
· step-by-step instruction
· all-new content
· timeless techniques
· 4 essential fitting topics

Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, Senior Technical Editor, walk you through the finer points of achieving a custom fit. Plus, you’ll get expert advice from N.Y.C. fashion designer Kenneth D. King.

Best of Threads DVD-ROMs – Value $74.93

The editors of Threads bring you this 2-part DVD-ROM set totaling 100 of our best sewing technique articles – many of them currently out of print. The DVD-ROMS also include videos and answers to our most frequently asked questions. Plus, the DVD-ROMS are fully searchable so in a matter of seconds, you can find the information you need.

Comment to Win: How many projects do finish in a year?

Congratulations to hovis1971, who won a goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing!


This giveaway is sponsored by Threads Magazine


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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.59 PMby tklexi

    I finish 1 or 2 projects a month in general, but I’ve had projects that have taken 2 months on their own, and days when I can make half a dozen small things (bags, aprons, etc) in a day or two,

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.56 PMby ash18

    I sew approximately 12-15 project yearly for me and for my sister… I feels to do more projects after seing other members creations updated in burdastyle..

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.56 PMby yiannagnak

    2 dresses , 1 skirt the last month only. Because I started sewing a few months ago.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.52 PMby sewlindaann

    I probably finish 1 or 2 as I’m new to garment sewing. I sew more of bags, quilts and other things.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.51 PMby earthenwings

    Probably five to six. Simply because I can’t bring myself to buy just any fabric.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.49 PMby SewSunshine

    More than one project a month. Last week I started and completed a Vogue blouse, this week I’ll make several items but then it is also Holiday gift sewing time so this is not my norm.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby thejam

    3 dress, 2 skirt and 1 purse

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby karenpait

    i just started sewing this year (i love it!), but i’ve made 2 floor pillows, 2 couch pillows, an ottoman cover, 2 dresses, a bow tie, a vest, a book cover & curtains… i think that’s it, so 11 completed sewing projects. i have several christmas projects in the works, so by the end of the year, that number will probably double.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby atrinka

    Maybe 10, I’’m sure is less than one per month.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.45 PMby distie

    Well, I’ve finished 5 dresses and two small projects so far this year, and I’m hoping to finish two more dresses for xmas presents. So, hopefully that will be 9 projects this year! (My first year sewing)

    Next year… maybe more! :)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.42 PMby farfar

    I’m new to sewing so I try to do a project every couple of months so I would say about 5 a year because I like to experiment with my own patterns to create something new. I like to also alter my clothes a lot and I do about 1 piece a month! I wish I was more creative and expert on the sewing machine to do more!!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.41 PMby Maria Alejandra Curbelo Cal

    I had finished 5 rdesses,two bags,3 jackets,6 pants,1 woll’s shoes and 1 coats.I have finish 2 dresses,1 pants,2 shirts,1 skirts and 3 bags until December 30th,2010…This si my work,and I have a list with my projects-works

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.41 PMby whatevs

    Well currently I have 12 projects uploaded on this website. I think I finished most of those this year. This is the first year I’ve really really been into sewing. I’ve also done some odds and ends that I haven’t uploaded, so I’d say this year I finished about 20. I hope to expand on that total as time progresses!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.40 PMby inaida

    It depends on the year…this year I was making aprox. 4 per moth…because I had 3 weddings! and a comunion… some parties… and for the weddings I had to make the bride and bridesmaid dresses…also my mom’s, my sister’s and mine…so this year I’ve been really busy!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.36 PMby angiegreen

    I’d guess about 25? I usually do one huge gift project each year, plus a dozen smaller ones like tote bags, hats and such. Then I’ll create at least four full outfits for myself – basically an additional 6 items each season. I really wish I had the time to do more!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.33 PMby joen

    I’m going to estimate 1 to 2 projects per month is a good average. Some projects are more detailed than others. I am a member of the American Sewing Guild and our chapter is planning a sewing retreat for February, so I will be preparing as many project as I can 2 days of sewing with friends. I’ve still got the channel jacket project from the Threads November 2005 on my sewing to do list. Would love the DVD set!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.30 PMby nettevivante

    Oh, I guess about 35-45. I try to finish a project once a week! :)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.29 PMby mcgjean

    I finish a lot of mending and altering projects; a lot more than I’d like to be doing, seeing as I find little pleasure in these projects. I probably mend or alter at least once per week (50 projects.) Sewing projects probably total only 10 per year. :( Certainly would like to sew fun things a lot more!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.22 PMby blulagoo

    It depends! If you count a project as one item them I’m looking at about 40 for this coming year – I have promised to help a friend make costumes for her dance studio – shame I have real work as well!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.20 PMby serenageo

    As many as i want :) about 10 dresses and bags at least

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