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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, 05.30 AMby Gina Marquis

    Burdastyle already does so many giveaways, I feel like it should be something more special than that! Maybe they can have a different tip/ technique each day. They can take a survey or questionnaire and ask what the harder sewing techniques are that people would want to learn, and have a video tutorial of it!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.27 AMby Vivat Veritas

    sew along would be a lot of fun!!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.27 AMby drien

    I like the idea where there’s a sew-along for charity, though it would be great if it could be something fairly simple and basic that more experienced sewers could embellish, while novices would get a chance to participate as well.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.13 AMby Hilary Chadwick

    What a great giveaway, thank you!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.13 AMby pink-cornelia

    video made by burda would be awesome, it is always easier to follow a video. I would also like to se more invitation to younger generation from other countries to sew.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.06 AMby alana23

    Tutorials and Sew-Alongs! Maybe some free clothing patterns? A technique a day?

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    Dec 16, 2010, 05.01 AMby violeta lerma

    I would love it is BurdaStyle formed street teams that would help spread the gospel of sewing.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.58 AMby bunnilump

    It’s a big package of happiness! I’d love to win this!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.57 AMby ma21cuteboy

    l-o-v-e BitterBunnys idea! I come here to Burdastyle to learn to sew & for inspiration and know that as long as we as a community continue to inspire others who also want to learn that it is possible to keep the gift of reating going! Thank you for the opportunity!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.51 AMby xiaowumei

    i would love maybe a contest for youngsters of different ages and abilities (beginner to more advanced) and maybe a few free patterns to encourage them

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.47 AMby wilesofstarlight1

    I’d love to see some tutorial series on the finer aspects of sewing, the sort of rich information on how to do things well that you don’t see anymore. I’m often disappointed by the instructions for lazy, messy sewing in modern patterns, and I’d love to learn some couture techniques.

    Also, it might be fun to try a “self-sewn-September” challenge—have members wear at least one thing they’ve made every day. :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.34 AMby loquepuedeunsastre

    I think that the Burdastyle community should sew clothes to give to a woman’s shelter!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.33 AMby sunnyb64

    I also like the ideas of a sew-along sort of thing. What I’d love to see is a (free) pattern that can be easily varied—simple enough for the beginners, but something that us more advanced sewers can have fun with too! The bonus is that it would be a great tie-in to the upcoming book release…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.31 AMby rifka

    Thank you Burdastyle and Coats & Clark for pairing up to make this offer. Both are truly sewing essentials for all.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.28 AMby mismis777

    I like the sew-a-thon idea but with different free patterns for different skill levels.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.24 AMby captain-obvious

    I would like some new patterns. (as always)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.12 AMby nemiha

    I love that not only are there lots of colors but something to put them all in aswell!! my thread box it packed =)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.11 AMby jodydh

    I like the idea that others have mentioned about teaching kids sewing basics—I learned to sew in 10th grade Home Ec; I don’t know if kids have those same opportunities today.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.11 AMby carlachan

    sewing contest for the intermediate and expert level members. More free basic patterns to encourage the novices members. Ethnic theme for sewing projects to all members around the world.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.08 AMby ttackett8216

    A rainbow of joy!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 04.04 AMby emily44

    I could really use this lovely thread :) beautiful colours

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.57 AMby marliesbs

    Maybe Burda should do sew-a-long for a basic type tunic then have a contest on use of notions or materials used to make the project uniquely you. This would appeal to many :)

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.53 AMby Schundogs

    Forty years ago in junior high I took my first sewing class…..I can’t believe I am finally starting to sew! The threads are beautiful and so inspirational…..soon my granddaughters will learn from me!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.53 AMby kfarley

    I would like to join the Burdastyle community in sewing community quilt. I propose that members of burdastyle submit a 5×5 square, to display their craftmanship, creativity and passion for sewing. These squares, once submitted to burdastyle, will be compiled as 1 giant quilt or several large quilts to be raffled off as a fundraiser for 1 or more charitable causes.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.43 AMby mandyh8800

    I love coats and clark thread, so this would just be great!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.38 AMby cornellgirl

    I would love to see a sew-a-thon as well (it helps to have other people to talk with about issues along the way).

    And, since my sewing machine is currently on the fritz — it would be nice to have some basic tutorial videos on sewing machine mechanics, and whether you can fix common problems without having to take it to a repair shop.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.38 AMby suz123

    A series of blog posts detailing how to make a simple garment, using one of the free patterns. Lots of detailed instructions for novice sewers. That would be great.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.36 AMby limer

    Either have the BurdaStyle team give a free basic pattern and ask the whole community to sew it and they can be as creative as they want with it. Or, the BurdaStyle team could find vintage sewing techniques and have them as tutorials and everyday, the BurdaStyle community gets to try a new technique!

    Actually, I think I prefer the later over the former idea. And even though I’m a novice I would love to see tutorials of advanced vintage sewing techniques. Even if I don’t fully understand it now, I would like to see the community try those techniques and see how they apply them to today’s clothing styles.

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.34 AMby dancingbabushka

    have workshops in cities around the USA…especially Pittsburgh…

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    Dec 16, 2010, 03.29 AMby fiefah

    I have a sewing machine which idle for quite some time. I am so busy working with my current employer. This morning suddenly an idea pops out for me to start of with a sewing project. I am not an experience person who use to sew. Therefore, while searching through the net for me to start off with a simple sewing project, I came across BurdaStyle. It’s a great website for me to learn things to sew. I guess I can be an expert in sewing after this with BurdaStyle guidance. Thanks BurdaStyle. :)

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