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[Update 1/25/2012] – Congratulations to Twitter follower julia_01212 for winning this giveaway!

Comment on the blog or connect with us on Twitter for your chance to win a copy of “Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders” by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins.

This book is published by Storey Publishing, and is sure to be a wonderful addition to your sewing library. Here is the description:

The best-selling authors of “One-Yard Wonders” are back with another all-new, amazing collection of 101 sewing projects. “Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders” offers affordable and easy projects for both the occasional and the dedicated sewing hobbyist. Even better, each on-trend design requires just one yard of fabric. Responding to the increasingly diverse range of fabric weights and types now available, Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders is organized by fabric type. From fleece to flannel and corduroy to vinyl, the inspired and detailed instructions in this book show the eager reader how to make the most of each fabric’s unique characteristics.

For purchasing information, please go here

To win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question, in the comments below or on Twitter: Which of your craft or sewing projects that you have made recently required the most amount of fabric?

To submit an answer via Twitter, be sure to reply to @BurdaStyle and the hashtag #WinWithBurdaStyle.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 23rd at 5 p.m. (EST).

Good Luck!

- David @ BurdaStyle


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    Jan 18, 2012, 04.32 PMby morkin13

    I’m making my prom dress and so far I’ve bought 5 yards. I might need 5-10 more.

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    Jan 18, 2012, 04.01 PMby qml347

    the project that i have doen recently was my cardigan. It only required 3yds but that the most so far this year.

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.31 PMby jeweleddragon

    Ooh, I’ve been ogling this book online since I noticed it at the bookstore the other day … ;)

    Anyway, I think the projects I’ve done that have required the most fabric have been costume pieces, like my mid-calf-length hobbit cloak (self-lined with a rather large hood and sewn from heavy weight wool), my gleeman’s cloak (which not only required lining and sturdy fabric, but which also has tons of fabric patches sewn to the outside for decoration), and a dress I made for a friend that involved oodles and oodles of cartridge pleating in a floor-length cotton velveteen skirt. I also have a quilt in progress, and for my next high-yardage project I’ll probably be working on either a futon cover or new curtains for the entire house.

    (I admit that lately I’ve been trying to use up the little odds and ends of fabric that I have around the house instead of using large amounts of anything, though.)

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.22 PMby Leah Guinn

    I recently made an overnight bag with some delightful wool fabric my grandmother found for me at a yard sale. And when I say ‘some’, I mean heaps and heaps of fabric! It’s fully lined, too so I have to estimate I used 5-6 yards at least!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.06 PMby sondraleigh

    Well, yesterday I made a pair of pajamas for my husband. The pattern called for SIX METERS! I couldn’t believe it. I bought five and made it work, but there’s nothing left.

    I have SO many short yardages in my stash and never know what to do with them. This book sounds awesome!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.05 PMby madrid64

    I made a dozen double sided burpee cloths for my great niece!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.00 PMby nani

    I just rememberred i also did once a cape for halloween, very simple but very big. I used 3m in total! :)

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.28 PMby zoey02

    A shirt. My first made shirt actually. Needed about 2 yards of fabric. It didn’t come out that well, since I was just starting to sew. I didn’t know what I had put myself into then. But i wear it proudly anyway :)

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    Jan 18, 2012, 12.49 PMby KathfromOz

    . A matching pair of single bed bedspreads. The old fashioned type which are coming back in now. Reverse pillow shams and lined frilled drop from edge of mattress to floor.

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    Jan 18, 2012, 03.46 AMby runningwithscissors1

    I have been making lots of little bags lately, so not much that has taken a lot of fabric. I did start an A-line skirt before my sewing machine got put away, but that was just over a metre of fabric.

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    Jan 18, 2012, 02.32 AMby jmelsha

    Curtains. Loads of fabric. Straight seams. It’s a project that makes you wish the machine had a “warp drive” setting.

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.42 AMby bethavan

    A corduroy blazer for my husband!

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    Jan 18, 2012, 01.17 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    My daughter’s prom dress!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.51 PMby Mimipaulusma

    I think the smocking texture I made took the most amount of fabric. And I only made a miniture cousion. So if I were to make it in real size the fabric I would need would be enormous.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.34 PMby avared

    I’m working on a whole Pittsburgh Steelers set including blanket, gloves, hat, pants and shirt for my husband. It’s time consuming worth it though.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.16 PMby jaze

    Generally I make clutches, which are great for projects that only take a few hours and very little fabric. But my biggest projects have been a maxi dress, which took more than 3m of fabric, as well as one of the Vogue fitted jackets – who knew jackets could have more than 20 pieces?

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.59 PMby ealis

    I’m currently working on fitted slipcovers for my sofa and loveseat and new window coverings. In all I will be sewing together about 30 yards of heavy fabric. Being able to create a new look for my living room makes it a worthwhile effort.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.24 PMby becci

    Curtains – boring to sew and they use soooo much fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.39 PMby Anjomo

    A circle skirt. And it was totally worth it.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 09.28 PMby BecsNZ

    A duvet/doona cover – the most fabric I’ve ever used in a project, but one of the easiest to sew!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.30 PMby gemmafloyd

    A dress. Apart from the actual fabric I’m using, I’ve added lining for the first time in my life. It’s also the first time I’ve used a muslin, so multiplying the needed amount of fabric by two gives a lot of cotton!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.11 PMby Claire Cooper

    The chair re uphostery that I’m planning. it will take about 5m of fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 08.01 PMby alexus1325

    I made a button-up shirt for my father-in-law for Christmas that took 2.5 metres. Thankfully, it was on sale for $7 per metre, and I bought 3m just in case. Even the Let’s Twist Again top I made for my mother-in-law took 1.5m with some fancy pattern-piece arranging!

    I love the idea of goodies that take a metre or less! I want to start making myself more skirts. I gotta say, the parasol on the cover of One Yard Wonders is ADORABLE!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 07.41 PMby busybunch

    A quilt for my sister used the most fabric lately :) ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Jan 17, 2012, 06.10 PMby huddybuddy

    I made curtain panels for my daughter’s condo – yards and yards of fabric!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 06.03 PMby burda-user-221189

    The last project that took more than a yard was a Christmas dress for my 3 year old. It didn’t take much more than a yard though!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.40 PMby monstery


    I Upcycle a lot so nothing exceeds 1 item really.The most would be a whole pair of jeans.I usually have scraps,this was the exception:)


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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.33 PMby ttnora

    The most amount of fabric was required by curtains. Recently I made a military winter coat and it needed more than 3 meters.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.13 PMby brandym

    I made a queen size quilt that required tons of fabric. 5 yards for the back piece, 5 for for the front…but it was worth it:)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 05.04 PMby strickmeise

    The biggest amount of fabric – and the fewest at the same time – was for my dress “United Colors of Grey”. It’s made of lots of small pieces of fabric, as the pattern requires. You can see it in my studio.

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