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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 1/1 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to Win a $100 gift certificate for fabric atwww.marcytilton.com and a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed!

People are always asking me, “where did you get that fabric?” Marcy Tilton’s fabric collection began when I started buying small amounts of fabric for my own stash to sell to students in classes. It has now grown to include things I find in my travels, from designer friends, and from trips my sister Katherine and I take specifically to purchase fabrics we think you will enjoy sewing with. I look for the kinds of fabric I seek for my own sewing and to use in the Vogue patterns I design. I look for fabric that I want to incorporate into my own wardrobe, and search out great basics for pants, jackets and t-shirts as well as interesting pieces to use for accents and trims.

Vogue Pattern designer Marcy Tilton’s diverse and inspiring website features a carefully chosen selection of garment fabrics, silk screens, virtual workshop CDs and selected notions. At www.marcytilton.com you can sign up for her informative newsletter, view educational tutorials and a gallery of current projects. Also on Marcy’s website you can get information and sign up for Design Outside the Lines sewing/creativity retreats and Marcy’s InnerParis and San Francisco studio tours.

Win a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed’, a virtual workshop CD with video clips, text and a gallery to inspire and instruct in re-making, re-using, and re-designing your wardrobe at: www.katherinetilton.com

In Katherine Tilton’s southern Oregon ArtBarn studio she designs and produces series of limited production garments, including arty T-shirts, eclectic jackets and figure flattering pants. At www.katherinetilton.com you can view and purchase her textile work, read her poetry, zen her meditation prayer flags and watch snippets from her virtual workshop CD, ‘The T Transformed’. Sign up for her newsletter or submit a burning question to be answered in the entertaining and informative Q & A column ‘what would nandini do’. As an educator Katherine brings a working designer’s expertise to problem solving and simplifying and streamlining your sewing projects. Watch for her new Vogue patterns, the first coming out in April 2010.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 1/1:
If you had a studio play date with the Tilton Design Studio, in real or virtual reality, what project would you most like to create and problem solve about?

We want to congratulate elainemay on winning yesterday’s 9 SewStylish magazines, a year long subscription to Threads and Threads fitting DVD box set! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway


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    Jan 1, 2010, 07.00 PMby happybox

    I would love to make myself some cloths that really fit ME! I could do with some help on that.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 06.43 PMby Andrea Barrett

    Happy New Year! I’d like to learn how to alter patterns better. I’d like to create the perfect pencil skirt, I plan to wear skirts and dresses a lot more in 2010! a

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    Jan 1, 2010, 06.09 PMby ravenztarot

    a victorian dress for my daughters prom with a bustle skirt, and learn how to use different sewing feet.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 06.03 PMby marinaglory

    How to create a perfect fitting pair of pants!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 05.24 PMby hfrye

    Tilton and Vogue patterns…awesome combination. Any project the Tilton Design Studio creates would be just fine by me.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 05.06 PMby hstorm799

    I would love to have a schoolin’ in designing garments/patterns. Things you should know, things to avoid, etc.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 04.23 PMby gardnwest

    I would like to design a way to place a fabric barrier-type thing between my studio and the rest of the house, so there’s a bit of hiding it from those who are walking down the stairs. There is a high cathedral ceiling there, and I have no clue how to do it.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 04.19 PMby Sarah Lorde

    I would love to create a beautiful well fitted dress.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 04.16 PMby emmaneezer

    I would LOVE to learn to do silk screening!!!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 04.14 PMby sew-sunshine

    I would love to learn more about silk screening, painting on steam a seam, shibori dying and all related techniques where fabric is manipulated into something that is an original piece of art as well as a garment or other sewing project.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.50 PMby catyblue

    Id like to disscuss making patterns for regular women. I’m latina and clothes are always too slim and tall for our complexion

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.46 PMby kwolek21

    under garmets….

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.36 PMby pookiejmcgrath

    I would love to make a dress that fit right, and learn how to sew functional button holes and buttons onto it.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.21 PMby seussian

    Corserty without a doubt, it looks painful and astounding at the same time

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.38 PMby ana555

    my dress coat & a nice plus size pants suit for job hunting and social things. my coat is like a mix of victorian clothes i really like. a collar here and a cuff there…

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.27 PMby jesswitaj

    I would like to learn how to draft a perfectly fitting sleeve pattern. The sleeve pattern piece has always been my nemesis! :-) Then I would use it to make a gorgeous wool coat.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 01.48 PMby annika

    I have a favourite vintage dress that I would like to recreate.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 01.19 PMby susisonne

    Would like to know how to make my own patterns.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 01.13 PMby flaphy

    because I’m a beginner i would ask so many questions ( about patterns, sewing techniques, measurements, types of fabric and the necessary sewing technique that i should use etc.) that they would be terrified by me

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.48 PMby susan3-1

    Marcy Tilton does amazing things with knits…to tap into her knowledge base and have her help me modify her styles for my small frame would be a fantastic experience.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.20 PMby ghainskom

    fitting and draping…

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.53 AMby eelkje

    I would like to make a set of slopers and learn to use them!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.43 AMby nightnurse-1

    I’d like to be able to design my own dresses and be good enough that they didn’t look too homemade!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.33 AMby lynda23290

    I’d love to learn how to co-ordinate pattern and style for a versatile wardrobe
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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.32 AMby badkitty-1

    I would love to make a jacket so I could show off my use of fabric embellishment. x

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.21 AMby peaudane

    I would really love to learn the basics of draping.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.15 AMby galatina

    this is so difficult! I think it would be a dress that fits perfectly.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.14 AMby mdsmith

    I’d like to learn some basic knit-handling techniques, as well as chatter and experiment with design ideas all day long!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 10.58 AMby knittingand

    Who is eligible to enter these competitions?

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    Jan 1, 2010, 10.15 AMby luxihere

    draping to add volume to bust area and still contour the body and crotch which is comfy yet fits you to the T

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