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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 17, 2012, 05.02 PMby nani

    I made a nice jacket once and it took quite some fabric because on top of it there was a layer of lace (so that it would be a nice contrast between the grey linen and the black velvet). I used more than 3m in total..

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.43 PMby Ayesha Riaz

    I recently made a dress for a family meal and it took 5 meters of fabric, and had minimal wastage I was a very proud lady :)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.42 PMby reginaanne

    I made window treatments for our 1890 Victorian…swags and jabots. Up next, the dining room…also lots of fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.28 PMby joen

    I made a red ultra suede jacket using McCalls 6294 that would be the most fabric lately if you include the lining fabric. I also made infinitey scarves for Christmas gifts but I got about 6 scarves out of three yards of material!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.24 PMby bttn

    it was a summer sleevless dress, with more than 3,5 meters. But curtains are coming soon :)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.19 PMby Mai-der

    When I was sewing my dress “Fall, garnet & sea”, I used more or less 1,5m.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.19 PMby emaki11

    My sofa slipcover at 36 yards ……ouch, but cheaper than a new piece of furniture. At least it is washable, with two kids and a giant dog it has to be.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.05 PMby Elizabeth Sullivan

    I just made a chiffon-overlay dress that required about 3 yards of fabric total. It was a bit of a challenge getting it all aligned properly but I did it!!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 04.03 PMby jamierhitt

    basic curtains… lots of fabric and super borring but I guess a necesity so my neighbors don’t get any free peep shows :)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.47 PMby deChez

    Some very simple curtains — floor to ceiling, wall to wall to seperate the garage and laundry room. I used 9 yards of fleece. Yes…I said fleece. You see the laundry room side of the garage has a single pane window, a door, and a storage loft that is open. The garage side is my husband’s music studio. The drape is an energy saving measure…now when we use the heater in the music studio, we don’t lose the heat to the laundry room.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.32 PMby corarae

    My ambitious husband just finished a very large bench seat/toy box that spans 8 feet of wall. So, I am currently upholstering padding & pillows which took over 10 yards of fabric & 45 yards of piping. Hopefully it all turns out as planned. :)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.32 PMby eerieturnip

    I made an evening gown from a vogue pattern which was yards and yards of draped jersey, which needed a full silk lining and about 5 layers of facing for the bodice. I altered the pattern to include sage green suede details which added a full goatskin to the yardage already consumed by the project. It was totally worth it.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.25 PMby Libby Casarez

    Circle skirts and messenger bags dues to the duck cloth inner pieces I use for more stability.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 03.00 PMby aldara

    I’m always slightly astonished at how much fabric circle skirts use…

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.34 PMby Christine Hansen

    A chair slipcover:)

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.33 PMby Sadie Fox Metter

    I made a vintage Vogue 50’s tea length dress for a dear friend of mine. It was two layers. One of silk and the top of lace. The bodice was also lined with a third layer. The hem alone was 120 inches around! It is by far the hardest project I have tackled and used the most fabric!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.22 PMby dgporter

    A vintage Stretch and Sew butterfly sleeves dress for my older granddaughter Elisabeth

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.10 PMby Kris Hackbart

    I made a tablecloth and several sets of placemats using a set of curtains, it would have been at least 6 yards of a really wide hone-dec fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 02.09 PMby Brandy totten

    My circle skirt seemed to just eat fabric!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 01.59 PMby Stitchgirl78

    Window treatments………….yards and yards!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 01.18 PMby Seeks Corey

    Dresses always surprise me with how many yards they require. The last skirt I made had lots of layers, so it ended up pretty fabric hungry.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.21 PMby lennert

    I actually haven’t made it yet but I bought a vogue pattern a while by Kenzo for a Sherlock Holmes type coat. I think it’s from the 1980’s and it has a cape. The coat requires more than 8 meters of fabric. I bought some Chanel like tweed for it, it weighs a ton!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.09 PMby Amanda Cox

    I made a quilt recently that took up soooo much fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 12.03 PMby lala86

    I made a long coat that took over 2 an a half yards of wool chenille as it was a narrow fabric. I still have to finish the buttonholes, but I can’t wait to use it!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.57 AMby wardrobe-cat

    A ‘Going to an Awards Ceremony’ Frock. 3 meters of one-way stretch dance glitter jersey evening dress with 3 meters of two-way stretch lycra as lining. Plus another 1/2 meter for the foundation garments. I have glitter EVERYWHERE!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.53 AMby crunchygirl

    Lately all of my projects have been small. I like being able to sit down and do a project in an afternoon and recently I’ve only had one afternoon a week to sew. The biggest thing I’ve done recently was a large knitting needle holder for my mom. She has a lot of needles including many large sized and many circular needles.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.29 AMby barona

    I just made two pillowcases with one yard!

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.12 AMby jessdunstan

    An evening gown I made in October last year. It took 14 yards of fabric.

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    Jan 17, 2012, 11.08 AMby makurochan

    it wasn’t recent (a couple of years ago now i guess) but i did a wearable art project that had a petticoat made up of 43 meters of 40cm wide strips of fabric gathered and sewn into multiple tiers and layers o.O i can’t remember how many meters of fabric it actually was before i cut it down to 40cm wide pieces though, it was a strange extra-wide fabric that may have been twice normal width or so….

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    Jan 17, 2012, 10.06 AMby mixtlii

    My summer prom dress last year… 11 yards!

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