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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 16, 2010, 01.12 PMby deearly

    I’m hoping to reignite my passion for sewing and these loverly threads would bring a whole new level of color to the party.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 01.02 PMby happybox

    Coats thread is the best ever and I would love to win! And I have just read so many new ideas and suggestions for Burda I don’t really have a new one anymore!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 01.01 PMby teamydear

    charity things! sewing menstrual pads for girls in africa, auctioning handmade things to buy sewing machines for women who use them for their livelihood, teaching people how to sew…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.54 PMby sjones

    love the thread

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.44 PMby lovelee

    Have a sew along like OnePearlButton did with the Marie skirt. I was super fun and easy to follow the directions. It can be over the course of the month so people can finish the project along with others and feel accomplished. Hey and maybe the host can be a former Project Runway contestant… someone funny to make the experience even more enjoyable.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.44 PMby elelovecat

    Burda Style should give more space to knitted fabrics garments (in jersey, fleece, etc…)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.40 PMby stellagrace

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win these great threads. I’m a missionary in Bolivia, South America and the threads available here are very poor quality – they break so easily. I would love to be able to sew with “stateside” quality threads.

    Great give-away!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.35 PMby freepuppy

    Yes. Yes! Chances to win are slim, but the opportunity is wonderful! Thank you for this!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.07 PMby mary-bee

    oooh, threads, lots and lots of them!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.07 PMby cristinatc

    Woooow, how many colors!! :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.02 PMby cindir

    Free patterns for beginning sewers to as an introduction would be great. A department or site devoted to teaching the basics would also be a good idea.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 12.00 PMby suntory

    Maybe a sew-along, then the results can be sold or auctioned off for charity.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 11.47 AMby twinreader

    I think we should make qilts to donate to charities. Everyone could send in squares.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 11.38 AMby vicsguy2009

    30 giveaways in September!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 11.32 AMby dare

    I think burda style should make a generic quilt pattern and have us all make sections. You could collate our sections and then zip them up into internationally internationally made quilts. Then you could donate them to charity!

    karioca’s idea for sewing skirts and dresses for charity is also a great idea.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.59 AMby stella

    extend to other countries and each day propose a pattern or a tutorial from different parts of the world

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.13 AMby Ilaria Leone

    Mmmm..maybe the National sewing month you are talking about it’s applied only to Germany or GB or USA…In italy there isn’t a month like that…and it coul be nice and usefull to depluy sewing colture! Burda in this month could edit special megazine to teach people how to sew, expecially young people and maybe call concourses.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.01 AMby baubo

    I agree with many others and think getting more young people into sewing would be a great goal. Organising some sewing classes or events for young people with no or little previous sewing experience would be a good idea! :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.55 AMby sewcindy

    Coats & Clark Dual Duty is my go-to thread for most projects; I am so glad to read that the company’s now offering it on trap spools!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.39 AMby latulipenoire

    I would love to see the release of a few new patterns to celebrate.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 09.20 AMby karioca

    I recently saw a news report on TV about a woman in Michigan (I think) who had been to Africa and saw the tattered clothes worn by the young girls. When she came back home to the States, she got the idea to sew skirts & dresses for the young girls in Africa. Actually, she didn’t sew but other woman joined together and sewed them. The woman figured she’d get “some” skirts but the number of skirts from around the U.S. was mind boggling. I’d like to see some patterns and/or tutorials for some simple skirts that we can make to send to the woman in Michigan for her skirt drive.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.34 AMby rita61

    I think they should continue to have all contests etc, international. I totally love the free projects. But what I really think they could expand on, is advertising their magazine more, and encourage people more to post theirs accomplishments

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.28 AMby Claire Larson

    I think burda should make patterns of different sewing difficulty available for free for the month of september to encourage people to sew.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 08.22 AMby kessrien

    A sew-along for a basic self stitched wardrobe – one piece every few days. So people will have pants, a skirt, a shirt and maybe a simple jacket at the end of september. It would be nice to have different skill levels in every piece – so everyone could take part.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.59 AMby say99

    encourage members to use social media to spread the word about sewing and burda style. To encorage and inspire there friends and contacts and introduce them to a great new hobby

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.59 AMby jenyjenny

    I know this is not original, but I always enjoy seeing “collections” —fall collection, winter collection, of say, 6 items that can mix and match together, with perhaps one knitted or crocheted item included. Or one leather or faux leather item included. Sewing with leather also would be interesting to me.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.56 AMby oslocraft

    Spreading the joy of sewing to young kids, maybe by visiting schools? Or sewing for charity!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.50 AMby magdamagda

    Here’s my idea: lets’ promote sewing by making teams with young folks and lets’ make it fun! Members would post their projects done in collaboration with a child (4-16 yrs), splitting tasks between them and underlining who has done what – wouldn’t it be a great way to get more adepts for our sewing religion?;)

    And National Sewing Month in September sounds great, but BurdaStyle is the icon of “threads unravelled without boundaries” so y not make it a global action so that we imply those not so lucky to have a National Sewing Month and make everyone a part of this! The more the merrier the more fun it is!

    Prizes, of course, would be appreciated:) – the kind that would encourage the participating children to pursue the craft on their own!

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