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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!

Rules

This giveaway is sponsored by Threads Magazine

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.08 AMby Jennifer Bland

    A few more every year than the year before, although this is going to be one of my biggest years yet with 20+.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.55 AMby melorwil

    I only sew about 2 items a month, sometimes its a dress,pants, or a small accessory. I know I need to increase my sewing to at least 1 item a week to make me better. But it is something I truly love, taking a few yards of fabric and turning it into a wonderful rtw garment.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.53 AMby bellab

    This year was about realising my fashion design dream and was able to before that finish about 6 projects a year. With my design and construction skills, I was able to finish twice that amount. I also design and manufacture costume jewellery, which run parallel to the clothing work. 2011 sees these 2 skills being combined as ready-to-wear for the public. Number of projects will be at least 100 by June.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.51 AMby natclem

    I think I finish around 5 – 10 per year, depending on what else I got going on :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.46 AMby gena43

    Depends how much I procrastinate.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby crabbymom

    About 5 in the past couple of years. I really want to increase it this year—I have a stack of patterns I want to try and gobs of fabric in my stash. Now all I need is time.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby loyl8

    well it depends really. I have made 70-80 different things in 2 yrs so average 37 a year mix of clothes accessories, gifts, custom, etc… I sew all the time, when i have a break at work I throw in a little sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.44 AMby Roberta Kennedy

    I lose track of what all I’ve made because family and friends ask for specific items (purses were big this year) and once they’re gone I forget about them. Since I retired two years ago I’ve spent a good part of every day in my sewing/craft room making something. Being somewhat compulsive, I always have hand work (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, etc.) by my chair in the TV room. There are so many commercials anymore, I can get a lot done and still keep up with the stories!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.43 AMby mentalseamster

    about 30 to 40 projects

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.36 AMby Wendy Christie

    Not as many as I would like. My little kids take care of that! Fiveish.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.29 AMby libbysharf

    about 20… after fabric shopping spree last week in NY, I’ll have to increase my pace :-)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.53 AMby Amanda Rakestraw

    This year I only finished maybe a dozen or so projects, my greatest feat being a Hello Kitty dress, my first project without any sort of pattern, and it turned out PERFECTLY. This coming year I plan on doing so many more now that I have the time. I actually have a few all ready to go.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.53 AMby Amanda Rakestraw

    This year I only finished maybe a dozen or so projects, my greatest feat being a Hello Kitty dress, my first project without any sort of pattern, and it turned out PERFECTLY. This coming year I plan on doing so many more now that I have the time. I actually have a few all ready to go.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.53 AMby Amanda Rakestraw

    This year I only finished maybe a dozen or so projects, my greatest feat being a Hello Kitty dress, my first project without any sort of pattern, and it turned out PERFECTLY. This coming year I plan on doing so many more now that I have the time. I actually have a few all ready to go.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.25 AMby sewlikeabee6

    I would love to win that I would watch and sew that would be cool!!! 1985/ 2010 that is neat ,I could make back in the day stuff that is cool that is my bag,cup of tea, right up my alley. I sure could learn alot from this DVD set. I sewed a pillow,shirt, just got back into sewing a few months ago, but I would use the dvd set I have been shopping and I am going to make alot of things this coming up year, I sure could use some fresh and new ideas that would help out a lot, so I could do some more shopping and buy stuff for the new projects. Also I did some repairs on clothes hemming etc and sewing Embroidery.!!!!!!!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.14 AMby peachypanda

    about 12, one per month

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.09 AMby bethohl

    At least 5 to 6 a year. A garment or two, a lot of mending (my husband is hard on his work jeans!), and things for around the house. I have a lot of great fabric, and other garments planned, but get hung up on the fitting the pattern stage!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.08 AMby shanitita

    Since I started sewing again a few months ago… I’ve only made 5 pieces. I’m hoping to be able to sew many more things next year – maybe one a month (as long as my budget allows). More importantly, however, I would like to improve my sewing skills and the quality of my garments.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.02 AMby kimberleejean

    I have no idea! I wish I finished more.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.50 AMby shoue

    probably 8-10…not as many as I’d like.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.43 AMby melodym

    I usually finish about 20 projects in a year. However, I have spent the last semester teaching at a university, so I have been able to finish a project a week and I will break my redcord this year!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.32 AMby EvilKitten

    Quite a few less than I start. Last year I finished 4 I think. But I was in my final year of school and had my major work (‘Juliet’ Costume), which I spent A LOT of time on… This year I think I’ve made 12 or so, not including all my little pattern making bodices, skirts, etc

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.22 AMby dameventh

    About twenty, I’m rather lazy so it takes me weeks to finish small sewing projects. However, I can crochet a scarf rather quickly. I just learned how to a few days ago and I’m already working on my third one :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.20 AMby patternjunkie

    Probably only around five, though I dream of many more. My goal is to raise that number in 2011!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.06 AMby llh

    I’m not sure this year… something greater than 40…

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.05 AMby Ivana Krejci

    one a week, so around 42ish.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.53 AMby Tara Meehan

    I finish about 30 projects a year. I hope I win!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.49 AMby alissaslagle

    I finish atleast 10 projects a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.47 AMby puffling

    I have started sewing only in July of this year, and I’m on a steep learning curve, taking time to learn each technique carefully, so I would say only about 1 project per month! A reference set like this would certainly help me in my progress. ;)

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