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Welcome to day 15 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two thread collections from Coats and Clark! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Thursday, December 16th to be entered to win!

General Purpose Dual Duty XP Thread is a medium weight thread sized for most hand and machine sewing. It can be used on all fivers, knits and wovens. Dual Duty XP is a strong smooth thread for consistent tension and excellent stitch formation. New trap spool holds thread neatly and securely. The 50 spool collection contains a variety of colors including multicolors on 125 yard (114 meters).

Coats Rayon thread assortment contains 24 spools of lustrous rayon embroidery thread for decorative stitching, machine embroidery, monogramming and appliques. The 24 colors include basic neutrals, pastels and brights on new trap spools. Each spool has 225 yards (206 meters) of 40 wt embroidery thread.

Comment to Win: “National Sewing Month in September, is a time to indulge your passion for sewing and is the perfect opportunity to introduce yourself to the craft if you’ve never tried it before.”
What would you like the community of BurdaStyle to do, to be a part of National Sewing Month in September 2011?

Congratulations to momof11 who won the Notions Basket from Prym!


This giveaway is sponsored by Coats and Clark


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    Dec 15, 2010, 04.03 PMby sewinglikecrazy

    Do a post-a-day, highlighting basic and advanced sewing techniqes, alternating days. So one day, maybe highlight a tute on different seam finishes, then the next day highlight a tute on doing a hong-kong finish.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.59 PMby stephanieb

    Burda Style could host a sew-a-thon – where all the members of this sewing community could sew something (apparel or craft) and have it donated to a charity or cause. I’d love to participate in this type of event. Every participant could send in a photo and brief description of what was sewn and where it was sent to (unless Burda Style picked the charity or cause for us to sew for!).

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.55 PMby berumira

    Burda should recruit more historical costume makers, adept corset makers, expert embroiderers, and foundation garment makers. Clothing is nothing without the proper foundation garments. If you’re going to wear a 50s shelf bust dress, you’d better be planning on wearing it with the proper foundation and wear it well!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.54 PMby pdriggs

    I love thread!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.50 PMby krokojo

    How about featuring useful tutorials from bloggers all around the world that will teach us a new technique or inspire us?

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.47 PMby qsogirl

    I’d love to see some free patterns of different difficulty levels so that lots of different people could “indulge their passion” and try something they might not otherwise try.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.45 PMby duchessjenny

    I would love to see Burda Style visit a few schools and introduce fabric arts (especially the art of upcycling) to middle/high school aged kids. Maybe teach them how to make their own reusable lunch/snack bags or textbook covers.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.45 PMby ckr4801

    Once upon a time, I didn’t really sew. I crafted though, so I would get sale notices from Fabric and Craft stores. When I used to see thread on sale I always thought “Who cares about thread on sale. It’s just thread.” A little over a year ago I started sewing and I learned just how special a sale on thread can be! I never realized how expensive they were. To win all that thread would be a magical moment for me now! lol

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.43 PMby nealc

    Devote a post-a-day to promoting the bloggers that teach us the basics of sewing techniques and, therefore encourage (read: demystify) sewing and attempting new things!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.41 PMby milkshake80

    It would be great for Burda Style to create new free patterns for novices to try. Simple patterns for a new sewer to have a try at without getting intimidated. My step-daughter just asked me to teach her to sew….I would love to have something easy yet cute to start her on.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.41 PMby bitterbunny

    i think burda style should maybe recruit a street team to try to get younger kids into sewing and just spreading the fun it brings!!! and i LOVE thread!!!!

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      Dec 16, 2010, 09.38 AMby Mauricia Bento

      yes!! something that brings more people into the sewing universe so we can also exchange knowlege!!

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.37 PMby jxnhole

    Am I really the first to comment? Yay! I would love to win all these yummy colors! thank you!

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