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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 12, 2010, 11.52 AMby natmarie

    Oooooohhhh. That’s a hard question. I’ve been slowliy trying to build a clientele this year so I know I’ve completed at least 50 items. As for myself, well, let’s just say I have too many works in progress to count!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.40 AMby libra-s

    Well… it is different every year. This year I finished about 20 projects ( I have to post the photos yet!). Last year I was less active, but I made a wedding gown.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.18 AMby baka-pepica

    little , because I still learning, and i hope next year I will do it more projects…

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.57 AMby melaniec

    About one or two projects a month – say 15 a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.55 AMby fkmarchefka

    I just bought my first sewing machine this year but I already finished more than 15 so it looks promising ;-)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.39 AMby egdirb

    Maybe 20 odd, I’ve always got something on the go

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.36 AMby littlewren

    This year only about 25, though I’m not too great at the actual FINISHING of projects… I’m better at the beginning creative process…. still have a LOT to learn! 25 seems like a lot, but when many of them were hand sewn with french seams… well… I’m proud of my productivity! :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.33 AMby shelley .

    About 20 projects. When I’m done with one I start on the next one :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.29 AMby powpetje

    I finish in about 4 of 5 projects,

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.23 AMby Jodi Wade

    I think about 10-20. I haven’t been doing so much sewing in recent months but in the spring and summer I usually sew really often.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby luxihere

    I don’t limit myself with numbers! this year it has been around… let me count. .. 25-30 dresses for my DD itself and about 10-15 for my sister…so i make them as i need them… numbers have limits…so don’t bother to abide by them!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.17 AMby luxihere

    I don’t limit myself with numbers! this year it has been around… let me count. .. 25-30 dresses for my DD itself and about 10-15 for my sister…so i make them as i need them… numbers have limits…so don’t bother to abide by them!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.52 AMby frkbustad

    I don’t finish as many as I would like. Maybe 5-10 in a year, depending on work and personal situation… I can sew really intensly for periods, and then have months without sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.50 AMby margabisa

    I try to finish 1 or 2 garments per month, so I make about 20 garments per year, but I sew also bags, costumes, bears, dolls, etc. I learned sewing when I was living in South Carolina, now I’m back in France since a long time. I learned sewing mostly from Threads Magazine… I still have some old magazines in a box, somewhere… mmmmmmm, upstairs, downstairs, now I MUST find them !!!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.44 AMby atula

    About one per month.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.38 AMby galatina

    This last year has been terrible as not had time – so it’s mostly been presents – about ten small makes (baby booties, scarves, a cowl and a few bags) and one knitted afghan (which took ages). Next year it’ll be back on the clothes!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.22 AMby campanella

    about 20 – mostly tops, usually 1-2 pants, skirts and dresses, and maybe a jacket …

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.15 AMby queenvanilla

    I guess I’m up to 15 right now, that’s for me. I’ve also sewn 19 vest and 5 costumes – so about 39.

    I’m planning some more before the year is over, We’ll see. :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 09.04 AMby duckiebox

    Hmmm, well this year is sorta where ii really started to design a bit and sew more harder garments – like formal dress etc. and iim still in school and do cadets so ii dont have much time but around 10 is a good average~~~

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.59 AMby danmay

    i’ve just started my first project (a skirt) as i’m new to sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.52 AMby talyq

    I think about 20 – 30, ranging from dresses to pillow covers. I sew for myself, my home and my 6 children :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.50 AMby mgarcia88

    between 15-20 a year..if im in school a lot more

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.28 AMby tnorrod

    I do probably 3 or 4 projects each month, maybe more if I’m really feeling creative! So, I guess, maybe around 40 projects a year. I wish I could do more… maybe if I get these DVD’s, it will improve my efficiency!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.20 AMby rose-s-e

    I think I’ve probably finished 5+ projects this year. I’m lagging behind on sewing projects, but way ahead on knitting ones, so I guess it evens out. Not sure what my average number of projects per year would come out to be if I sat down and thought about it.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.11 AMby andreayasmeen

    Only a few, but because I’m learning, I take more time to try and make things better and learn how to fix things rather than create a bunch of stuff.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.56 AMby mlssfshn

    Between 30-50 with clients and myself about 15-20. If I were to include my production sewing it would be in the 100’s.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.44 AMby stellarbreeze

    I don’t know how much I can finish in a year!! This is my first year working on projects… But I think I have/had about 10 lined up for Christmas alone!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.40 AMby cantare

    Well I aim to finish all that I start, which is quite a few :) An estimate: as few as 5 and as many as 40. Hm, that’s a large range…but it’s true!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.30 AMby lennert

    Not enough! Depends on how much off time I have but probably about 10 to 15… Wish I had more time off!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.19 AMby befadee

    This year I have finished 8 projects or so… hopefully I can double that next year!

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