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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 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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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.23 PMby distie

    I’ve always sewn for myself, but this Christmas I made two dresses for my sisters.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 01.15 PMby superflorence

    I sew for myself, making clothes and recently christmas decorations. But I have started to experiment making things for other people, but Im not quite good enough.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 12.57 PMby jenyjenny

    I sew for myself and family, and for my stepdaughter’s dance troupe when she asks me, and for friends.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 12.03 PMby hutab

    For my family, especially my sister and myself. Have to find sth. for my boyfriend though…

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.54 AMby ruthies4

    Mostly for myself, but have made garments, purses, & craft projects for my family!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.37 AMby qugirl

    Hi! I sew mainly for family and friends – I like to give people homemade gifts, I get double the pleasure that way. I also sew commissions which I find really exciting as they are usually garments that challenge me. I had the great pleasure of visiting M&J Trimmings back in 2006 – I was on holiday ( I am from England) I stumbled upon the shop, unfortunately it was the day I was going back to England and I had spent all my money. I thought I had died and gone to sewing heaven! Unfortunately, sewing shopping was not on the agenda (first time to the US so I HAD to do the NY tourist spots!) so I had not done any research on sewing related places to spend my money! Next time I go over to NY it will be sewing shopping focussed and M&J Trimmings will be getting plenty of my hard earned dollars! qugirl

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.34 AMby Wendy Christie

    Myself mostly, sometimes my children and sometimes as gifts.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.27 AMby neama

    I generally sew & knit for myself. Made loads of presents for friends and family at Christmas though! The satisfaction you get from giving someone a handmade present is immeasurable.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.24 AMby morningismockingme

    usually for myself, although this christmas I have done so much sewing for my friends and also for my mum, making little presents for everyone.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.17 AMby Adrienne Hendrix

    I started out sewing just for my new granddaughter and then it expanded into sewing baby sets for the many friends and co-workers who were having babies. So I started my own home business and have sewn for many many people. I also do crochet for my family and friends. Basically if someone asks me to make something I will do everything I can to make what they have asked for. I just love to sew!!!!!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 11.14 AMby annaelisabeth

    mostly for me and some small stuff for my family, such as shorten new pants etc.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.50 AMby lynnevv

    I sew for customers, family and friends, in that order. I wish I could sew more for myself, but maybe this basket would inspire something for me!!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.45 AMby dottedhalfnote

    I mostly sew for myself but I love sewing for other people, especially for the holidays!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.32 AMby watatoe

    I mainly sew for customers and family. I’ll occasionally make something for myself, but not very often. I love sewing for others!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.32 AMby jsanga

    For myself and family :)

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    Dec 27, 2010, 10.20 AMby roarah

    I sew mainly for myself, though recently I started sewing a couple of things for my husband.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 09.57 AMby fkmarchefka

    Usually for me, but I love giving handmade presents, even if there’s no occasion

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