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Welcome to day 26 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Rhinestone Start Up Kit from M&J Trimming. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 27th to be entered to win!

Win the very popular Rhinestone Start Up Kit: A gift basket with some of the best trims, such as ribbons, buttons, and appliqué!

“Freedom in Selection, Gives Freedom in Design”. M&J Trimming has stood by this saying since 1936, and still today we provide our customers with the highest quality and best selection of trims for their artistic designs. Happy Holiday’s from M&J Trimming Family.

Comment to Win: Whom do you sew for? Yourself? Your family? Customers?

Congratulations to ricegirl who won the Japanese Pattern Books from Tessuti!


This giveaway is sponsored by M&J Trimming


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    Dec 7, 2011, 04.15 PMby innocentlyevil1

    I sew for myself.

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    Nov 1, 2011, 02.14 AMby twosocks

    I sew for myself some, but mostly I sew for my grand daughters, 10 and 4.They love to have something made by their Nana. And the oldest is trying to sew now. Gretttttt.

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    Jan 3, 2011, 02.32 AMby proud2bemom

    I sew for myself, my family, customers and friends.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 06.18 PMby pandorra7

    I’m still new at sewing, so for now my family and myself are the test-subjects of my creations. :-)

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    Dec 29, 2010, 03.32 AMby sewtocreate

    I sew for my grandchildren, hubby & myself.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 01.20 AMby outdooranimal

    I sew for myself, for our pets, for my husband, and sew work wardrobe clothes for our oldest daughter, as well as working for private clients doing repairs and embroidery.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 12.01 AMby cutaicy

    I sew for myself, friends, and family. I love making bags. I’m the process of learning how to make different things.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 11.07 PMby sgouty

    I crochet and sew for myself, my daughter, and sometimes for her friends. I do alterations once in a while especially at prom time. I use to do a lot of sewing for a high school show choir when they put on plays.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 09.45 PMby lass67

    I sew my daughters calisthenics leotards and have just started sewing (for free) for her club as well.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.40 PMby suriah

    I almost only sew for extended family, mainly because my sewing is so far from perfect that I’d be too embarrassed to sew for anyone else.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.21 PMby mamarama

    I sew almost exclusively for myself but also make items for our home and occasionally my son.

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    Dec 28, 2010, 08.02 PMby debbishaw


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    Dec 27, 2010, 09.06 PMby elliehesketh

    i sew for myself and have done various charity things and once made 14 sock monkeys for my friends at christmas! not hugely technical, but full of character :)

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    Dec 27, 2010, 08.54 PMby ghainskom

    me and dd

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    Dec 27, 2010, 06.55 PMby gorni

    I just started to sew one month ago. But I really like it. I sew for myself and my baby girl. I hope so that I would sell my things one day. I practice a lot.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 06.26 PMby simonewarrior

    I sew for my family…mainly my daughter….now I’m in Humble,Tx and the Rodeo is just around the corner…Soooo…yoouu’ve got to give this one to me…What cowboy/cowgirl doesn’t need RHINESTONES?!?

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    Dec 27, 2010, 06.15 PMby Onu Mihaela

    Usually I sew for my family and for some dear friends of mine.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 05.10 PMby samyjo9573

    Only sewing/quilting for family and friends…can’t find the time to sew for customers (yet).

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    Dec 27, 2010, 04.45 PMby lizhonnun

    I sew for me, my family and also for customers

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    Dec 27, 2010, 04.42 PMby elelovecat

    I sew for me and for my home, sometimes for my friends

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    Dec 27, 2010, 04.10 PMby heidim

    I sew mostly for myself but I also sew bags, aprons and children’s clothing for customers. I wish I could just sew for myself all day long but it’s nice to be able to help other people as well.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 03.38 PMby marissanichole

    I may be too late for this… sorry if I am! I sew mostly for myself and my family. I will sew for friends and currently my boss is having me do some sewing for him, he cuts out pieces and pins them together while I do all the sewing and ironing. he says he is quilting, but I think he is missing the point of what that means.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 03.38 PMby Jodi Wade

    Usually just for myself.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.47 PMby birdnme

    I sew garments and other normal things for myself and my family; I sew truly abnormal things for a living.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.22 PMby Stin86

    For myself! Even when I’m making things for others.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.05 PMby pdriggs

    I sew for myself, and my daughter and grandchildren.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.58 PMby morganekeo

    Hello! This is Morgane from France, I am starting sewing and I love your website and patterns. I sew for my sister, my friends and I. Thank you for your great ideas.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.38 PMby Karen Gilbert

    I love to sew. I am really into figure skating dress’s and costumes. Both my daughters skate. so I sew for them and all their friends. I would really love to win this rhinestone kit. It would be a perfect addition to my sewing room.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.28 PMby tinapickles

    I sew for myself (it’s the easiest way to make sure clothing fits!), friends (mostly their babies), and family.

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