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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, 07.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    free patterns (for male cloth as well) would probably help to get more people to try sewing as a new part in their lives. make their way into sewing as easy as possilble with easy to follow patterns and instructions…….

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.43 AMby camilleclarkrocketmailcom

    My teenage daughter is a very slim young lady and we have a very difficult time finding patterns that are age appropriate – not too mature, and not too “babyish.” I think it would be wonderful to have patterns targeted toward these younger teens who want to look fashionable, but don’t have the necessary skills to alter patterns, etc. When the girls see something they want to make, they’ll learn how.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.42 AMby carmencitab

    A sew-along would be nice!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.23 AMby shoshiebee

    make ALL of its patterns free! so we can make more of what we want without having to pay!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.22 AMby sewhappy-1

    a sew-a-thon for charity or to take the art and craft of sewing to younger kids is a def great idea! I wish my sewing class in high school were more engaging. I would have stuck to the craft if I did (rather than have to rediscover it for myself a few years later…)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.21 AMby kimberleejean

    A t-shirt challenge would be awesome!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.16 AMby scruffybobuffy

    I want to see sewing competitions for younger seamsters! I learned to sew as a member of 4H when I was young. Burdastyle could support school initiatives for teens learning to sew.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.12 AMby dobrotalivia

    I would like to see a series of postings with traditionally costumes from every country; let people vote for the most interesting and elaborate costume.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 07.10 AMby littlemisssew

    I think putting more things about the very basics,then introducing new techniques… from simple pattern reading,to intricate hand linings,etc. all done by you,for a personal perspective of seeing different approaches from different people.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.51 AMby fkmarchefka

    I’d like to see some tutorials with pictures, not necessarily for the whole projects but for example how to finish some details in a project – which for me as a novice are sometimes the most difficult part.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.48 AMby Chantal Regtop

    These colours are beautiful, would love to try them

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.46 AMby lrm

    I think providing live tutorials or interactive online courses would be great!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.32 AMby Kate Baker

    I am a giant fan of group charity sewing projects. I think creating a BurdaStyle community sewing project like a quilt would be great fun for September.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.26 AMby kricka

    These threads look like a big box of candy, lovely!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.25 AMby mccit

    more free patterns :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.23 AMby anabanana0714

    BurdaStyle should do something like NaNoWriMo and have the community just sew for the entire month. There could be a goal of perhaps creating a certain number of pieces for a wardrobe, like NaNoWriMo’s 50,000 word goal equals a novel. For example, a business suit, pants, a shirt/blouse, a weekend outfit, a day dress, a cocktail dress, an evening dress, and a jacket/blazer/coat equals a complete wardrobe. When members have completed the wardrobe, they are awarded a badge that can be posted on their profile, and from the pool of members who have completed their wardrobe, a few are picked to be winners of actual prizes, such as sewing machines or dress forms or fabric store gift cards.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.21 AMby makeminamake

    Yes, please :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.19 AMby peperuka

    Hey I would like these! Burda could make readers participate in creating a “all parts of the world” fashion show…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.00 AMby jalcindor

    how about a sew along, something simple that involves an unusual technique.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 06.00 AMby nfo

    Wow, what a stash this would make. And I’m getting low on thread too! thanks for a great contest.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.58 AMby sunnydays212003

    I would love to see all of us get together and do a sewing community service project. I saw an organization called little dresses for africa, where they sew dresses for little girls from simple pillow cases. I was really inspired and I think that with our talents we can definately give back

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.58 AMby kraftykatina

    I would love to see projects posted for beginning and advanced sewers, maybe even projects created by advanced members. It would also be great to feature the different projects. Having a historical segment would be great, featuring a history of style and how people sewed and made fabric (by hand up to machine). Of course a contest is in order too!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.51 AMby shangrow

    Perhaps a contest, or maybe a challenge? A personal challenge, I mean, where every one tries to complete one project a week or day or something like that? Or perhaps have a bunch of contests in a row, not for prizes but for votes?

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.51 AMby inspirehope

    I would love if Burda Style showed how sewers could combine sewing with other crafts. People could create some fashionable, wear and one of a kind pieces that way.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.39 AMby ocooper09

    I would like to see Burdastyle incorporate more courture patterns and ideas. Completely impractical things that serve no purpose other than to make people smile (and think a lil).

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.39 AMby anneeza

    This might sound lame, but we can do sewing swap within the members, sewing competition, sewing machine review, and we can come out with our own Burdastyle Support September Sewing Month badge and every members can put it in the blog to promote the event.. :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.38 AMby Cindy McMurray

    Honestly, I can’t think of anything new to add to all of these amazing ideas for National Sewing Month. If BurdaStyle did half of these, SO MANY novices would find out how great fashion sewing is! That said, winning this stash of thread would be thrilling and a needed addition to my sewing passion!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.35 AMby callmeindi

    I think it great to feature new patterns and techniques for the beginning sewer.

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