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Welcome to day seven of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a $100 Gift Card from Mood Fabrics! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Wednesday, December 8th to be entered to win!

With fashion changing faster than the seasons, Mood Designer Fabrics has continued to stay one step ahead of its competitors. While being actively involved in the latest in cultural Crazes, including reality television programs like Project Runway and The Apprentice, as well as staying grounded in the traditions of honest customer service, Mood has transformed itself into a prosperous, well-established and growing business.


You will receive a $100 Gift Card that you can use to shop for anything you like, anytime you want, online at MoodFabrics.com. You can also use the Gift Card in our store during regular business hours.

Comment to Win: How much do you spend on sewing projects per year?

Congratulations to aega who won the Gingher Dressmaker’s Shears!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Mood Fabrics

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.39 AMby bekabug8

    I probably spend $200 on sewing a year!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.38 AMby Sescún Marías

    Unfortunately I can’t spend much money… I try to “recycle” and reuse clothes or some pieces of fabric, zips or buttons that mum has been storing for years in her sewing-room, hehehe…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.33 AMby zeegang

    oh, tough question. probably $500 US. Quilts are the killer. And pattern books.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.27 AMby dobrotalivia

    I have no idea how much I spend, because I don’t keep the costs.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.27 AMby ibeno64

    I spend about $500 a year and I would love to shop at Mood.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.24 AMby kitsuko2

    I’m currently living on a fairly modest student budget, so I try to thrift most things. Usually I spend no more than $3-4 a yard, or I upcycle sheets, t-shirts etc from the thrift store. This year so far has been fairly splurgey at about $60, which was mostly spent on renting space at the local sewing lounge.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.15 AMby victors

    Around £200 but if the husband asks, £100!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.09 AMby Phyu Myo Hlaing(Jasmine)

    I started doing projects this year .And I have probably spent about $200 for my sewing projects. I have spent only this little amount for 25 projects because fabrics are very cheap in my country ,Myanmar.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.08 AMby ladytiny

    hmm, not so easy… but since i’m a beginner I try to re-use as much as I can. (like old clothes from my mom, bedsheets….) But I have a little fabricstore close by, that sells really cheap fabric, so I think I spend like €50 at most a month (don’t really have a budget, so have to scrape :(). but being able to shop for fabrics would be wonderfull :O. Good luck to all you members!!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.08 AMby lindododo

    I just started sewing a few months ago (since august) but I’ve already spent $400 on all my supplies! Lucky for me I inherited my moms old sewing machine ;).

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    Dec 8, 2010, 07.03 AMby jollyjule

    I think I spent about 300€, which ist about $400 this year, but now I have a lot of fabric and patterns to use the next years too. Nevertheless when I start looking, I will buy more :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.59 AMby dreaz03

    OMGoodness, I can’t reveal that or my husband may faint! I have all the receipts, but refuse to count it all up so I can stay in ignorant bliss:) Thank you so much for the give-away (to help in my bliss:)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.59 AMby leokath

    Too much! I’m obsessed with fabrics that have texture but buy before I have a project – or enough time to do the project but just love having and handling fabric so all is not gloom

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.56 AMby skaapie

    What a fantastic prize! Oh the things I could sew! This year I’ve spent about $150 on fabric. But I’ve put myself on a fabric ban until I sew up my current stash. Ambitious, yes!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.51 AMby melissaormonde

    This was my first year as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga, so I didn’t do as much sewing this year as I would have liked to, but I managed to borrow a machine and have made a few things with the limited fabrics available. I think spent the equivalent of about $50 US on fabric and sewing supplies this year. Thanks!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.46 AMby chedlin

    I’ve probably spent about $400 in the past year on patterns and fabrics. That’s still a lot more than I have time to sew up.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.45 AMby roarah

    It all depends on how much I sew! I try to keep the average project below $50, but for special occasion dresses & ballgowns I might spend a couple of hundred dollars (purely because of the sheer amount of fabric).

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.41 AMby jhendrix

    Probably about $100. It is such a struggle to resist all the pretty colors.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.37 AMby mccit

    i spend a few hundred dollars a year, if only i could sew as fast as i spend…

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.25 AMby calis

    This year I’ve probably spent close to $200. I’m keeping expenditures low by revamping thrift store finds, and there’s a great thrift store in our area that only sells fabric and craft items! It’s my new favorite store.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.24 AMby dianajanssen

    About $200 per year.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.15 AMby smeeta

    Hmmm this is a tough question because I’m a bit of a hoarder :) hehehe. I’m going to guess around $400 in fabric and notions a year.. but that depends on whether or not I’m selling. If I’m actively selling my products then it’ll be more than that!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.10 AMby inspirehope

    I have not spend much but it would get into the hundreds if I had the money.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.00 AMby shirsch904

    I would say that I spend less that $200, believe it or not. I do a lot of sourcing for fabric samples, clearance stuff, and recycle fabric and notions— zippers, buttons, etc.. We travel, and I pick up unique items to add to my designs at very low prices. I scour antique stores and flea markets for items to add to my designs. I also use common materials in unusual ways and vice versus. It had become a wonderful hobby, challenge and source of pleasure for me to pursue the practical art of recycling clothing. It is my therapy.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 06.00 AMby carlyjcais

    Too, too much! Since I write so many tutorials for my website and other sites, I’m probably spending $400+ on sewing projects alone (not counting jewelry, accessory, shoemaking, bagmaking etc….)

    A gift card would be a great way to ease some of that expense! xoxo Carly

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.46 AMby skatedog

    I will probably spend at least $2,000 on fabric and related items in 2011. I am hoping to work on some tailoring projects that will require me to find and purchase some lovely and inspiring wool. I am still learning tailoring techniques, but I hope to be more experienced by the end of next year. I am excited – 2011 is going to be a good sewing year!

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.41 AMby misschristiana

    I don’t spend very much because I’m still learning. :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.39 AMby chocula

    I spend anywhere from $5 to $50 for a project and I usually do about a couple projects a month…depending on the time I have (I’m still a student). I have a tight budget since I’m still balancing other bills from college life :)

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.38 AMby kmtwriter

    Not much. I’m guessing this year it has been under $50. I’m just starting to get back into sewing.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 05.35 AMby lulaluau

    I’m guessing that I spend around $100 because I get a lot of fabric secondhand. I would love the chance to shop for some Mood fabrics though.

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