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    Dec 1, 2010, 05.35 PMby Rae Kenoyer

    i’ve been sewing for years and it would be very nice to finally have a really good machine, the first one i remember sewing on was a White from the 60’s :)

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    Dec 1, 2010, 06.12 PMby danmay

    What a nice idea ! The presents are great. I like to see tutorials on basic sewing

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    Dec 1, 2010, 06.15 PMby christinamomoffour

    I would really like to see a tutorial/ article on how to use up all those embellishments of yo-yos, fabric and crocheted flowers please.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 03.28 AMby debbow

    it would be so great to have some new items to inspire me…..I’m by no means great with sewing but I try and I love to learn

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    Dec 2, 2010, 04.47 AMby tonyaplentty

    Okay, so like. . .why am I just finding this site? Anywho, Hello World, I’m here and ready to dive in and connect, learn, inspire, and be inspired.

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    Dec 2, 2010, 05.11 AMby cathyhans1

    Hope to see you at the winners circle… This is a wonderful site and the promotion is an added bonus to all the good info here! Thanks so much!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 04.56 PMby lnmrom

    Who can enter?

    Europeans or just americans?

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      Dec 7, 2010, 08.28 PMby rachelnyc

      The holiday giveaway is open to all BurdaStyle members!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 05.09 PMby sewknitful

    I sew, knit, read, blog, and generally will try anything that inspires me. What I need to do is organize my thread spools as they are in a big mess!

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    Dec 2, 2010, 10.50 PMby aldkindle

    I would love to win this sewing machine. Then I would not have to use my Mother-in-laws 1965 hand-me down. I would like to see more tutorials on adjusting patterns or how to make your own pattern for small children.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 07.13 AMby lakshmiudt

    Wow! wonderful gifts for Christmas. I love sewing, and embroidering dresses; I am so happy to connect to people of same interest and sharing ideas and knowledge in burdastyle. Apart from tutorials, how to’s and patterns, giveaways for the members!!. I would love to see how to do beads and sequel work tutorials using brother’s sewing machine.Thanks a lot burdastyle. I am so happy to be a part of this community.

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    Dec 3, 2010, 10.02 PMby babyizblue

    i have a question: can you comment every day on one prize for more chance of winning?

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      Dec 7, 2010, 08.28 PMby rachelnyc

      Yes, you can comment on more than one giveaway, just not more than once on the same giveaway.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 10.03 AMby treehouse-babe

    Inspiration for me is the fabric, always the fabric. And imagining myself in the stepping through the pages of the featured image, be it Parisian bistro, seaside chic or Cinderella.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 09.32 PMby carriemillar

    I’ve been enjoying sewing pajama pants for Christmas gifts this year. It has really peaked an interest into doing more advanced sewing.

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    Dec 7, 2010, 10.01 PMby ayofemi

    My spending varies depending on what I’m working on. This year I have been trying to get some of my own designs made so I can do a fashion show next year so I have probably spent about $1000.00 or more just in the last 6 months. That includes the cost of a trip to L.A. to shop the fabric district there.

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    Dec 8, 2010, 01.16 AMby esweeney

    Since I tend to make small items – toys, ornaments and such . I tend to spend maybe around $200 per year. Of course, that doesn’t count the “extras” scissors, rulers and other notions.

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    Dec 9, 2010, 01.05 AMby suriah

    Just curious, did I miss it, or are the residency requirements for contests not listed in the rules? I assume it’s the usual, US residents only?

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      Dec 10, 2010, 11.21 PMby rachelnyc

      It’s open to all BurdaStyle members, all across the world!

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    Dec 9, 2010, 05.00 AMby dajong

    Yay! Just in time for the heather bailey prints at spoonflower!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 06.43 AMby melorwil

    I would love to win this or anything from Burda.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 11.10 AMby sew-for-fun

    My favorite part of Burda Style is the variety of projects. The members that post what they are working on and the weekly projects are great. I have been sewing for 30+ years and I never tire of seeing new things to make and the many ways to make them. I have always dreamed of owning a dress form but never quite made it to get one. Now the prices are too high. I would love to win this one and the new machine. Keep up the good work!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.21 PMby musclpete

    Singer’s are my favorite!!!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.54 PMby jayandallie5

    I love Burda! It’s a great site for inspiration and my creativity. I am currently getting back into sewing and making unique clothes for my little girls. Any education and tools that would help me better my sewing abilities would be amazing and greatly appreciated. I LOVE unique projects…help bring out “the artist” she is still in hiding! Thanks-A Grateful fan of Burda :)

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.08 AMby geronimo

    I love Burda magazine. I started using it back in 1987 when they first published it in Russia. Every single issue I was able to get was read many many times. I have a standing subscription for many years now and even when current issue doesn’t have anything interesting for me at that moment, it is almost for sure than a month or two or a couple of years later I will find there something interesting and useful. Thank you.

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    Dec 15, 2010, 01.39 PMby vintage70dyo

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    Dec 15, 2010, 03.16 PMby jumpingranny

    I agree with restlesslegs, I need more knowledge on how to adjust patterns, or fitting hits, tips and tricks. I do not have a dress form and would love to have one. My old sewing machine is not up to the garments I want to sew. I hope I win!

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.36 AMby iamlouie

    burdastyle is really a great avenue for everyone in the thread and needle world to show the things that can substantiate their expertise on the craft.,,this is also a helpful site for neophytes like me.., <3 <3 <3

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    Dec 17, 2010, 06.04 AMby Noelle Leone

    Those prizes are gorgeous and would make great presents for any sewer! Thank you Burdastyle and enjoy reading your newsletters. Hope I win, thanks a bunch!

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    Dec 19, 2010, 03.52 PMby thrums

    I enjoy visiting this site for it innovative styles and projects.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 01.11 PMby conniereed

    I have been dreaming of having an embroidery machine, a serger and a quilting machine for ages. What a “dream come true” to win a sewing machine! I guess my philosophy as far as price is to get the best you can afford, as you will be using it for many years.

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    Dec 21, 2010, 04.18 PMby Michelle Patacconi

    I would love to sew better. I’m using a babylock sewing machine & 2 OUTDATED dress forms! The dress forms are made out of stinky wood & screws that I have to keep adjusting because they “slide”

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    Dec 21, 2010, 08.36 PMby frg

    I would spend $1500 on a good quality sewing machine. It would be worth it.

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