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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founded independently in Austin, Texas in 2001 by Jenny Hart, due to an overabundance of bunny-n-duckie patterns and outdated, overly-difficult instructions for embroidery.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!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Sublime Stitching

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.35 AMby Jessiena

    Expert or Advanced, sewing is my bread and butter! As with any creative medium, there are techniques I have perfected and others that I know not, but I’m sure it wouldn’t take long to add a new one to my bag of tricks.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.33 AMby sewlindaann

    I would say I’m an Advanced Beginner. I have books, DVD’s, and mags. When I want to sew something I learn from it. I know basics about seams, pressing, etc. I really need to learn fitting, and how to manage details. I learn best by doing and trying with the books open.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.31 AMby Lisa Crawford-Bell

    intermediate…. Well, I haven’t sewn in years. In 1988, I made my daughter prom dress without the use of a pattern. I wanted to prove to myself that I can design or make clothes that could appear on the red carpet. I’ve only had the basic sewing course in school, but I know how to cut, lay out a pattern and can follow instructions and illustrations as well. Her dress turned out fabulous, but I did seek some help to get the finish look. I’m back to sewing now and need a refresher course. I’m so glad I’ve found your link on FB.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.27 AMby daphne-1

    I’d say intermediate also because I’ve been sewing for a while and have taken one haute couture class.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.22 AMby meshuggeknits

    Beginner to Intermediate. Maybe I’ll consider myself to be fully Intermediate after I finish a few more projects.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.20 AMby theknitter

    Intermediate…relatively new to sewing but adventurous, not afraid of anything (mostly) and willing to use a seam ripper!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.19 AMby ambermarie

    Just when I think I posses intermediate sewing skills I attempt a new project and realize that there are still many things I need to learn and I feel like a beginner all over again

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.18 AMby vanessa

    Intermediate, I suppose.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.17 AMby samnicholas-

    I would consider myself an intermediate sewer. I can follow a pattern with no trouble and I can design my own basic patterns if it’s something I really want and I’m great at modifying patterns. I rarely use patterns at face value. I would love to add embroidery to the mix though!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.15 AMby sewingelle

    somewhere between intermediate and beginner. Welt pockets still scare me and I’ve not yet attempted a bound buttonhole.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.12 AMby mollynewman

    Intermediate

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.12 AMby coppergonzo

    I would say I’m a beginner who likes a challenge!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 03.07 AMby LolaOxOx

    I would consider myself a beginner i plan to become better than advanced!!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.47 AMby chopsticks

    hmm I suppose i consider myself a beginner, I have made several outfits, i can follow a pattern but there’s still so much to learn and i want to be better then i am like right now ;)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.32 AMby keljie87

    With clothes I’m beginner to intermediate – I must have a pattern and directions. I make my own patterns or just wing it for bags and other odds and ends.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.23 AMby Ophelia K

    Beginner, but my passion is more than that;)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.23 AMby Vivat Veritas

    intermediate!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.22 AMby sewharing

    probably intermediate. I’m just fine at sewing, but I have some problems with managing to make clothes with the perfect fit.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.18 AMby suz123

    basic beginner

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.18 AMby limer

    I am a novice. A beginner’s beginner. A nascent sewer, if you will.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.18 AMby elegantmusings

    Oooh! I’ve been wanting to get back into embroidery (and improve a lot at it! ;)—and this would be perfect!

    I think I consider myself an “advanced intermediate”. Some people tell me I’m at an advanced level, but even though I’ve been sewing most my life, I feel like there is still so much to learn! ;)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.10 AMby rachelnicole

    intermediate venturing on advanced…. I am venturing on drafting my own patterns and am very confident adapting patterns to better suit my needs.

    p.s. Sublime stitching is fantastic for all levels, I have utilized many a kit as well as given it as gifts to friends who are just starting out. It is very accessible for all levels. Adding a little embroidery to a less than stellar homemade pillow goes from frumpy to fantastic! And for those of us more advanced it makes something refined seem gorgeous. Cheers Sublime Stitching for working for all levels!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 02.08 AMby Tricia Marshall Jones

    Intermediate…I guess. I sew a lot, but haven’t been doing it for too many years.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.57 AMby sewsmart321

    Beginner.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.55 AMby snow-sews

    Beginner, but moving up to beginner-intermediate, and having loads of fun while I’m at it!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.53 AMby denisepet

    I’d say intermediate beginner, and always looking to improve!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.46 AMby monibug

    I would say intermediate…I constantly try new techniques on many diffrent levels sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I am not…I know I love sewing and that motivates me to keep learning and growing and being able to share what I made with love with my family and friends that is what matters to me….

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.40 AMby debw

    I’m an expert dressmaker but I’m working on my creativity, hence my great interest in this website. Technically there isn’t much that I can’t do. Following the great ideas here is taking my sewing to a whole new level.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.39 AMby krncpa

    Beginner…..

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.38 AMby mylinh

    Intermediate, because I have been sewing almost everyday. I still need practice, but as the days goes, I’m getting better.

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