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Welcome to day 12 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win the Ultimate Embroidery Kit from Sublime Stitching! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 13th to be entered to win!

The Original Embroidery Kit! Everything you need to learn how to embroider (and keep embroidering) with high-quality supplies all brought together for you in one kit. Hundreds of possible projects, endless possibilities. Become an embroiderer like magic!

Comes Crammed With:
- 5" Plastic Embroidery Hoop
- 4 Embroidery Needles w/ Magnet
- PINK all-metal embroidery scissors
- Complete Embroidery How-To and Stitch Diagrams by Jenny Hart

Kit is packaged in super cute Floral Fantasy Tote!

Sublime Stitching was founded independently in Austin, Texas in 2001 by Jenny Hart, due to an overabundance of bunny-n-duckie patterns and outdated, overly-difficult instructions for embroidery. After first trying embroidery in the summer of 2000, Hart was unable to find any alternative patterns for stitching (“alternative” meaning: anything other than cutesy teddy bears, duckies, bunnies and scarecrows). Instead of waiting for the craft industry to do something new, she did it herself. Jenny decided to create the company she wished existed: introducing her own designs in non-traditional themes, with new education and new anything for embroidery.

Hart’s vision for updated embroidery has grown from her first line of four design sheets to over fifty themes, including the collaborative Artist Series, and a complete product line that includes quality tools and textiles for embroidery.

Sublime Stitching endeavors to maintain fair-trade relationships both locally and internationally and to collaborate with communities of other independent crafters, artists and locally-owned businesses whenever possible. All for embroidery and embroidery for all!

Comment to Win: What level sewer would you consider yourself?

Congratulations to corvus who won a DVD package from Threads!


This giveaway is sponsored by Sublime Stitching


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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.46 PMby alissaslagle

    Hmmm…I’d say I’m an intermediate. There is a lot I haven’t done, but I know the basic skills well enough that I can learn quickly!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.46 PMby Carla Bellisio

    I would say I am an advanced sewer, well, professional really since it is my career. But the wonderful thing about sewing is there is always more to learn. So professional, but eager to learn more.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.45 PMby Natasha Venzke

    I’ve been making handbags for a year now and I’ve learned a lot, but when I see what other people are making on here, I still feel like a beginner.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.43 PMby hfbowers

    I would say intermediate. I don’t like patterns but when I have the confidence to wing it, things turn out rockin. Cheers, HeatherB.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.42 PMby miip

    advanced, but it varies greatly – I’m 100% self trained, so there are a lot of “proper” techniques I’m absolutely clueless about, but I can design and sew a victorian gown from scratch

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.41 PMby magdamagda

    a bit of all levels… sometimes too impacient and taking risky shortcuts, sometimes surprising myself with difficult tasks that turn out better than expected

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.40 PMby qsogirl

    I’d say that I am intermediate. I am pretty competent using my machines and confident in my ability, but I’m nowhere near an expert!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.38 PMby Shannon Kramp

    In between intermediate and advanced. Trying to dabble in flat pattern and draping.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.37 PMby cambra

    Intermediate verging on advanced…I’ll know more when I graduate come July.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.37 PMby sunquistadora

    Advanced/expert. I do it professionally now, so I certainly ought to be! There are some things I don’t know how to sew, but the types of things I do know how to sew, I know quite well.

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      Dec 13, 2010, 01.05 AMby jpannill1

      Do you have your own business? What do you sew professionally?

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.33 PMby ibeno64

    Intermediate. But I have found out, that I can do almost everything, if I just take the time it needs.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.31 PMby kylawithstyla

    Intermediate Beginner for sure. Although I’m always surprised by how much I know.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.29 PMby lakaribane

    I sewing I would say I’m an intermediate because I’ve been sewing on and off seen I was a teenager. I do feel I need to challenge myself with new techniques or tricky fabrics more. A goal for 2011, for sure!

    Now if you’re asking me what my level is for handsewing or embroidery or knitting or crochet, my level falls to a deplorable beginner, if that!

    (Today is my bday so I’m hoping for an extra helping of luck with the drawing. Fingers crossed)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.28 PMby MargaretGlendening

    Advanced beginner? Beginner intermediate? Somewhere in there.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.25 PMby campanella

    intermediate, I guess… I need a basic pattern, but can alter it to my ideas and have quite some routine with fitting by now …

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.24 PMby Natalia *

    I would consider myself a beginner, although several burdastyle’ers have commented that I should upgrade to intermediate status after seeing a few of my projects. That was quite the compliment for me!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.24 PMby thejam

    Definately intermediate

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.20 PMby wannajava

    Intermediate sewer, should be sewing now, need to make pj pants, they are an quick easy sew. Love to do embroidery, thanks sublime, would love to win, then I will teach kids to embroider. Winter is cold here so need to do inside fun things.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.19 PMby bekabug8

    I’m an advanced beginner sewer. Pushing toward intermediate. What qualifies an intermediate sewer? Anyone know?

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.19 PMby ash18

    I am in intermediate level.. i do my own creations and also use ready patterns too..

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.17 PMby jccox

    I would say I am intermediate, but I will tackle anything, with or without a pattern. Plus, I have also been know to combine patterns to make an outfit. Love it!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.16 PMby gena43


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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.14 PMby venusop

    Beginner, but I can improvise if I don’t have a pattern

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.12 PMby SewSunshine

    I’d say intermediate. When I see what others accomplish in their precise detail work I know I have way more to learn. But then sewing is a lifelong experience and with a never ending learning curve.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.12 PMby firenice468

    intermediate…my technique is pretty good and patterns are no problem, i still need to work on getting the fit and designing my own things!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.07 PMby psychorat

    I would say interediate. I can follow patterns without problems, but I´m just starting to create my own designs.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.06 PMby Kumiko Mei

    For now, I think is beginner-intermediate. I begin sewing on ths summer. Actually I didn’t have a lot of time focus on sewing, but I love to sew and sewing is become one of my “must-do” on daily. I enjoy sewing cuz it makes lot of fun,XDD

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.05 PMby marionalloreta

    My hands are beginners but my heart dreams of becoming a professional sewer! I will work hard at it until my hands meet my heart :)

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