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Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Decorating Sewlutions: Learn to Sew as You Decorate Your Home (More Splash Than Cash®).

Does the idea of learning how to sew scare you stitchless? Have the demons of decorating zapped your creativity? It’s time to take charge and chase those fears away. This book is here to help!Never before has so much practical decorating advice and sewing know-how been assembled in one place. And best of all, you need only three basic sewing techniques to complete all the projects in this book and every project you complete will make a powerful statement in your room. So kiss that “I don’t know how to sew” excuse goodbye!This book isn’t just for scared-silly beginners-it’s also perfect for decorating divas and DIYers. You’ll learn: tested decorating tips and sewing techniques from an industry insider, proven methods to make over 100 projects, surefire strategies to customize projects to make them your own, the secrets behind letting the fabric do most of the work for you.This isn’t your grandma’s sewing book!

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For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: Tell us your best sewing joke, it’ll be sew jokes.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

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    Dec 22, 2012, 10.33 PMby helle04

    Q: When is a fabric stash a collection?

    A: When is gets out of control!

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    Dec 18, 2012, 11.16 PMby taysha1128

    knock knock? who’s there? sew. sew who? you’re sooo funny

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.04 AMby Jazmijntje

    Its a language thing but sewing has two meanings in Dutch “naaien”. So telling poeple I am off to sewing classes, or i have my sewing room makes them laugh and ask questions. Weird world…

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    Dec 16, 2012, 10.15 PMby bttn

    So, are you sewing, aren’t you? That’s great, this way you can save a lot of money! – once I was told and I had to lough about it, thinking of my growing fabric stash.

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    Dec 16, 2012, 05.30 AMby Anarkalisewing

    Why didn’t the poor sewing machine like the pattern ? Because it didn’t give enough seam “allowance”

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    Dec 15, 2012, 08.00 PMby lydianna

    I got a sewing machine for my husband. Good trade, huh?

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    Dec 15, 2012, 01.50 PMby joen

    She who finishes with the most fabric wins.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 10.19 PMby GreenLover

    “I will not buy more fabric until I use all the one’s I have.” (Never possible.)

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      Dec 17, 2012, 02.42 AMby cvillecraftgirl

      It’s comforting to know someone else says the exact same thing I tell myself every day!

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    Dec 14, 2012, 10.14 PMby awil

    The joke is on me! My husband often asks me why I sew…as I am swearing and ripping pieces apart. Yes, dear, I am doing this because it is fun—and, yes, the pattern does say “throw the ‘entire stupid thing’ across the room.”

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    Dec 14, 2012, 10.08 PMby saxysarah

    Having worked in a fabric store I always heard: “She who dies with the most fabric wins.”

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    Dec 14, 2012, 05.00 PMby Jamie DSC

    “Could you hem these pants for me?”

    Sorry, I always laugh when people tell me that one.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 04.33 PMby aega

    What is the difference between a sewing machine and a woman jogging? A sewing machine only has one bobbin.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 04.29 PMby thejam

    What is a surge protector?A box that protects a serger.

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    Dec 14, 2012, 03.18 PMby mixtlii

    What is a seam ripper? Jack’s cousin!

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    Dec 14, 2012, 10.20 AMby catarina

    This is not mine but i like it. “What do you find in an angry sewing machine? Cross stitches.”

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