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Welcome to day 23 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an awesome prize package from Clover. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 24th to be entered to win!

When it comes to sewing and quilting, Clover is your number one source for reliable, high-quality tools. From our popular Nancy Zieman line of products to the eco-friendly bamboo notions and a wide array of needles, pins, marking tools, accessories, scissors, and more, Clover has it all! Experience the Clover difference. You’ll be glad you did.

Clover Prize Package: Total Retail Value, $197.90

Package Includes:
Stack ’n Stitch Thread Tower, $36.95
Trace ’n Quilt Template, Lone Star Collection, $24.95
Trace ’n Quilt Template, Dresden Plate 7 Fan Collection, $24.95
Trace ’n Create Bag Template, Florida Tote Collection, $19.95
Sort ’n Store, for machine needles, $12.95
Sort ’n Store, for hand sewing needles, $12.95
Trace ’n Mark Extra Thick Marker, water-erasable, $6.75
Trace ’n Mark Extra Thick Marker, air-erasable, $6.75
Brush Eraser, $5.00
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 3/16", 6 yds, $13.25
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 12/32", 2.2 yds, $10.95
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 12/32", 6 yds., $22.50

Comment to Win: How much do you spend a year on sewing supplies, notions only, not including fabric?

Congratulations to earthenwings who won the burda style magazine subscription!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Clover

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.14 PMby seedling

    I really don’t keep track of notions separately from fabric, but my best guess would be in the neighborhood of $75. I always stock up during the big 1/2 of sales!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.13 PMby stuffit-1

    Hm, over a year…Around 80€ I think. I need things like studs, eyelets, chains, zippers and buttons(I’m quite selective with those) very often, the cost goes easily up.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.13 PMby yays

    Wow, talk about a question! I think I spend about 75$ a year on notions… Cute zippers and amazing novelty buttons are my weakness. But sewing is a great way to relax, so I don’t mind the spending. Plus, I get to make amazing clothes that actually fit me…

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.13 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    The little things soon add up. I have probably spent around £200 so far this year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.12 PMby mixtlii

    That’s a difficult question, i’d say… about 300€ a year?

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.09 PMby sewlovely-1

    It’s so hard to estimate. I have a nice stash, but probably spend $400 to $500 a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.09 PMby brandym

    This is something I’d rather not think about, but probably around $100.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.07 PMby Natalia *

    Id say between 5-20$/month on notions, so about 60-240$/year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.06 PMby corvus

    I have absolutely no clue. ;)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.06 PMby nyphertiti

    Ooooh la la! I love clover products. They’re always so fun and useful at the same time! I have no idea how much I spend on notions. I’m going to say $50 knowing that it’s probably far more than that. Sometimes it’s good to live in blissful denial~

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.06 PMby lindak1960now

    I would spend at least $100 per year on notions for clothes etc. It’s easy for little things to add up over time.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.06 PMby milkshake80

    I do not keep track..though I should. I recently discovered that I have not been changing my needles enough..so I purchased a load of needles last week because all notions were 40% off!. I guess 200 for the year sounds right.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.05 PMby tonierenee

    Since I buy a lot of extras when there is a sale, I spend from $20 to $50 a year on notions.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.05 PMby balduffington

    I’d say about $150 this past year since I stocked up on thread, buttons, zippers and the like but I’ll be using my stash for some time :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.04 PMby Angela Lee

    Hmmm . . . I would have to guess at about $100 or more per year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.04 PMby Joy Little

    I think I spend over $50/yr. It would be a lot more if I didn’t use coupons for just about everything

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby lints

    I would guess about $150 in a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby creativevintage

    Oh dear, must I really tell? On average I must spend at least $250 a year in notions (thread, zippers, buttons, etc.) I use my sewing as a way to relax, so to me it is all money well spent. When I show up to work in a new outfit, or an unusual or distinctive piece of clothing, the pride I feel from the compliments is immeasurable! I’ve been sewing now for over 40 years and I never get tired of it. It’s how I express the creative side of my personality

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby plaidlinoleum

    Probably around $80 a year? It is hard to estimate especially since I have a big stash of threads and buttons already.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby funkyfinds

    I really don’t spend much….luckily my grandmother gave me tons of notions when she moved into a new home a few years ago! She was a seamstress for the Miss Texas pageant so she had LOTS of goodies!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby yiannagnak

    I have never thought about it.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby msiatczy

    I’ve never kept track of notions expeditures….then again, I don’t track fabric expenditures either. It would probably make me sick! I would estimate $50 to $100 a year on notions.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.59 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.59 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.58 PMby fashionislife04

    A year? Definitely around $100.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.57 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.55 PMby libbysharf

    About 100$ a year

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.54 PMby dorion

    This is sort of a terrifying question to answer… :) Excluding fabrics, the past year I probably spent about $300 on sewing stuff.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.54 PMby krokojo

    Just around 250$, really not much. I make sure that I get my thread from very inexpensive sources and all those trims, appliqué stuff, needles and so on doesn’t cost that much… What really is expensive, though would be batting for quilting, so I make sure I limit myself there :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.51 PMby amybak

    At least $100 I am guessing.

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