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[UPDATE 11/26/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member mwelland for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for your chance to win a copy of Blocks, Borders, Quilts!: A Mix-and-Match Workbook for Designing Your Own Quilts by Sunny Steinkuhler.

Make dazzing quilts with multiple pieced borders – designed to fit! This is not your typical patchwork-block book. Now, everyone from confident beginners to experts can design a quilt with mix-and-match blocks in both the quilt center and the borders. With borders that fit beautifully, these quilts are perfect for round-robin groups!

• Choose from almost 100 quilt blocks, dozens of pieced borders, and seven sample quilt layouts – a great value
• Create original designs using 3", 4", 6", and 12" traditionally pieced and paper-pieced quilt blocks
• Get your creativity flowing with a vast selection of ideas and design options

Click here for purchasing info on Blocks, Borders, Quilts!: A Mix-and-Match Workbook for Designing Your Own Quilts (That Patchwork Place).

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What sewing pattern instructions would you like to see updated on our site?

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Nov 22, 2012, 12.59 PMby ab07dia

    wow! Awesome book!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 04.46 AMby flutefish

    How to choose the correct size of a pattern… because “take your measurements and make the corresponding size on the instruction sheet” doesn’t seem to work for me…

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    Nov 22, 2012, 12.36 AMby Mari Simpson

    I am always interested in new blocks for quilts. Sounds like a very useful book to have.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 08.57 PMby cathysews

    I would like patterns that show alternatives, ie: different bodices on a dress pattern, or different style sleeves etc . Just more ways/ ideas of using one pattern…..please! Many thanks.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 06.25 PMby taysha1128

    I’d love to see updates of older patterns

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    Nov 21, 2012, 06.40 AMby mahoo

    I’d love to see more petite patterns, or at least more (better) instructions for altering patterns to fit small (thin) people. Great book…great giveaway.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 10.39 PMby adriprints

    I’d like to see some of the instructions of older patterns updated. I’ve noticed many are direct translations and more in the German style of pattern instructions, and not really using the format, terminology, and language that English-based sewing books/patterns/etc use. In other words, the instructions are generally really vague. :) Other from that, I love a lot of the recent patterns Burda has published!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 08.42 PMby audie2002

    Quite a few of the Burda Style patterns are lacking good instructions. Why not work with the blogging community on starting to update them? Maybe sponsor a sew-a-long? The instructions for the Alison swimsuit pattern were great after they were updated based on a blogger’s post.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 07.05 PMby sewnknitmom

    Wow! Awesome book. I would love to see a list of sewing techniques that you start with and keep going to bring you to an advanced sewist.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 07.01 PMby Xanthi Spyrou

    What sewing pattern instructions would I like to see updated ? Nice taylored elegent outfits that look like they are made for the individual ….. clothes that you wear and they dont wear you…..
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    Nov 20, 2012, 06.27 PMby Micheledore

    This sounds like a great book, taking the hard work out of interesting borders

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.22 PMby Tara Harless

    how to custom fit patterns for oddly shaped people! (like me) lol. The book is nice and I’d love to win it.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.52 PMby Xanthi Spyrou

    Living in Greece under such difficult economical conditions… and now unemployed ….I have started sewing to distract me from the chaos….. I would like to challage my techniques at quilting….. keep the patterns and designs coming… :)

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.46 PMby tanetane

    I’m always interested in boy’s clothing, going into the teens.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.39 PMby janers41

    This looks like it would be a really useful and inspiring book! Thanks for the chance to win it. :)

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.36 PMby Robin Johnson

    Would be a great addition. I m ready to try designing

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.33 PMby weedpatchkids

    what a great book for designing quilt blocks

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.32 PMby weedpatchkids

    This looks like a good book to help design my own quilt blocks

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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.44 PMby missamae

    This book would be great! I would like to see you maternity line added to. Also, it would be great if the instructions had a section that helped pick a size (since bust/waist/hip measurements tend to change a lot during pregnancy).

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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.39 PMby missamae

    I am just now getting into quilting and this seems like it would be a useful tool!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 01.56 PMby Molly Ellwood

    This book sounds great!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 01.52 PMby mwelland

    Some of the blouses have vague collar instructions. The Ute blouse was my first ever collared shirt and I struggled to get the collar on properly. Now that I know how simple a collar should be, I’d appreciate seeing some more comprehensive instructions to make it easier for newbies. Thanks Burdastyle!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 01.21 PMby Meldbombs

    I would like to see more instructions on modifications, the sizing does not really fit me most of the time

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    Nov 20, 2012, 12.08 PMby jessdunstan

    What an awesome book! I’m pretty happy with the pattern instructions on Burda.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.17 AMby RuthT92hw

    WOW!Love it!What a cool book!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 08.50 AMby Jim Lipscomb

    My wife would love this!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 07.30 AMby inspirehope

    I would like to see more sizes for the dress and blouses patterns.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.48 AMby Marusya Grace

    I would like to see more patterns for men!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.00 AMby Jamie Grace-Duff

    OOO, now that’s a cool book! Didn’t even know something like that existed!

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