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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, 08.25 AMby knjiznimolj

    I’d like to learn how to make a blouse (collar etc.)

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    Jan 1, 2010, 05.55 AMby jellybean

    I would like to design a flattering new wardrobe.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 04.26 AMby bathsheba52

    I’d love to find out how to finish edges or stretch fabrics with binding – and why mine are always wavy! Then I’d make a figure flattering dress.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.50 AMby amyadoyzie

    This may seem simple, but what to do with knit jersey?! It’s such a fun fabric, but I’ve always been too scared to sew with it.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.44 AMby dreaz03

    I would love to create a really fun and flattering jacket – and a good hat to match! I’d also just love to learn more about fabrics in general—what’s good for which project and why. Happy New Year — thank you so much for all of these great give-aways!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 03.18 AMby maxwell

    I’d like to work on simplifying jacket construction. I have some jacket patterns I’d love to make but don’t have the time to include some of the couture sewing techniques involved so would love to know some short cuts.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.51 AMby kittynsmokey

    Corsets. And maybe embellishments. But mainly corsets.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.46 AMby moizissimo

    I have such issues with pants. I’d love to have a pants fitting workshop for odd figures!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.45 AMby kaiolohiakids

    I’d like to work on a pair of pants that actually fit well and yet are comfortable to wear & sit in for long periods of time

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.22 AMby nobuta18

    Since I am a novice sewer I would like to work on Maryy’s hot hot heat dress. Just giving me advice on some things and how to make dresses like the pros (;

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    Jan 1, 2010, 02.18 AMby minkeymonkey

    I would love to have help figuring several things out, mainly things I’ve never learned. If I had to pick one, it would be how to draft my own patterns by hand so I could make my 38" hips and my 25" waist fit in the same garment properly!!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 01.22 AMby jp4u2cme

    To learn to perfect fit and add details that make my garments pop!!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.48 AMby no4daughter

    How to tranform my vision into an actual pattern that I can use.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.42 AMby asie112

    I’m a beginner so I would kind of want to learn how to quilt but more than that, i would want to work on an awesome peacoat design.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.31 AMby fosteretalk

    My problem is the perfect pair of jeans. The store ones never fit me right. When I was young I use to make my own and I now need to make a new pair to garden in.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 12.31 AMby artkat

    I would like to know how to make those small adjustments that take a garment from fitting ok to a well fitting garment and then personalising it with different embellishments

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.56 PMby ggexpansive

    a fitted jacket, i need all the help i can get in that area!!! or how to use lace in a professional way or creative ideas for it like the wool lace on the site.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.22 PMby wmelwong

    I would like to work on dance costumes, particularly, dresses with trains, focusing on being able to design them so that backward movement is possible. I would also like to work on piecing and design to maximize movement ability.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.18 PMby kimmie37465

    I’d like to hear tips and tricks to sewing, like short cuts or ideas on how to approach different kinds of projects. For example, how to set a sleeve, how to curve shirts to your body and learn fabric do’s and don’ts .I’d also like to hear how to drape clothing, and what styles work best on different body types.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.16 PMby catran

    I would like to create flattering pants for petite sizes and learn how to give garments a more finished look.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.15 PMby gaylee1949

    I would like to get secrets on sewing all the Tilton Vogue patterns!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.12 PMby tklexi

    I really want to learn how to use silk screen printing, and creative ways of using it with various fabrics and styles.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 11.06 PMby erisagal

    I would like to create a tried and true pattern for a wearable and flattering shirt, then experiment with embellishments.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.54 PMby damianadesigns

    I would love to learn the best way to make a flat pattern and how to change the size of it correctly.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.49 PMby januacoeli

    I’d consult them on making some basic patterns and designs for my tall figure. The kind that are tried and true. While looking through her site I found her use of vogue patterns with wool acrylic fabric exciting.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.35 PMby bttn

    I’d like to learn how to fit patterns, and make some well fitting basics that I can work with

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.31 PMby nehmah

    I would like to learn how to create garments for pre-teens who are on the plus side, so they can look great anytime. Nehmah

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.24 PMby kyrielle

    I’d like to work on pants that fit and hang well.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.21 PMby cucperson

    Pant, pants, pants.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.20 PMby dkimberlingjones

    So much to explore….I would love for her to define a project for a shirt that would allow me to explore as many aspects of design in textiles and work on concerns along the way.

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