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[UPDATE 12/18/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member vintageblue

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture.

Now you can add new dimension and texture to your life, even if you’re just learning to sew. This exciting collection of sewing ideas from Vanessa Christenson, owner of V and Co., shows how. Vanessa presents current, fresh home decor and fashion patterns that demonstrate her great design sense.

  • Discover more than 20 simple sewing ideas, including eye-catching quilts, pillows, scarves, purses, and an assortment of clever embellishments
  • Create three-dimensional flowers, raw-edge ruffles, tasteful tucks and pleats, and more
  • Sew easy patterns and express yourself with unique designs that are just your style

Click here for purchasing info on Make It Sew Modern: Gather, Twist, Pleat, Texture.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: Pick your favorite way to add texture; gather, twist or pleat?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 17, 2012, 02.57 PMby eckypucky

    Oh I love to micro pleat THEN gather to get the fullest skirts possible for the doll clothes I make. :o)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 02.54 PMby flashabou

    I’m a big fan on pleating;-)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 02.52 PMby Shannon Gardiner

    I’m sure it must be pleating for me… just so pretty!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 02.51 PMby Shannon Gruber Burchard

    Pleats are a great trick and twisting will have to be tried.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 01.55 PMby cweetgal

    the PRETTY PLEATs – my favourite :)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 01.43 PMby jennyrecorder

    I guess the thing I do most is pleat, twisting I have never done but it’s time to be adventurous :)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 01.39 PMby GreenLover

    There are always great things to learn about sewing. Will love to win. I use gather and pleating. No favorite for now.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 12.16 PMby Ularie

    Pleating for sure!:)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 12.09 PMby Sew Hopeful

    Since I discovered the joys of using a ruffler foot attachment I would say pleating. I love the tiny knife pleat effect that a ruffler foot gives and it looks fantastic. Gathering is a close second, it depends on the project. Never done twisting though.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.53 AMby peaudane

    Nice projects in that book!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.51 AMby jen2blu4u

    gathering & pleating, especially now since I just bought a pleating & gathering foot for my machine. I’ve never heard if the twisting before but it certainly sounds interesting & intriguing!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 11.04 AMby lrm

    I love pleats!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 10.33 AMby panifrau

    Twisting is great. I like tucks, smock and shirring too.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.56 AMby carmencitab

    Pleat do work better on me!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 09.19 AMby gemmafloyd

    Gathering and pleating, it gives a very vintage sense to the clothing!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.43 AMby Semtele

    Gather, plead, I have never done twisting

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    Dec 17, 2012, 08.34 AMby libra-s

    Pleating is my favorite. I like gathering too but pleating is easier and quicker.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.40 AMby inspirehope

    I like gathering. It has a great vintage look.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.30 AMby Zenica-stan

    Gather it’s easier for me….

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.25 AMby Scary Merry

    Pleating, though I do gather a lot.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.21 AMby Mimipaulusma

    I like to plea, you can make really cool geometric shapes with this technique, for example:


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    Dec 17, 2012, 07.01 AMby galatina

    I tend to use gathering but would like to be more adventurous.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.45 AMby mixtlii

    I like gathering, but if it’s a bulky fabric, pleats are often better!

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.40 AMby Shafini

    Pleats for me please! Only because i prefer clean and straight lines. :)

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.25 AMby Jamie DSC

    Pleating! I often change gathers to pleats to reduce bulk.

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    Dec 17, 2012, 06.12 AMby jalcindor

    Pleat for sure

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.58 AMby Nianest Alers

    I like to gather, and pleat. I have never tried twisting… now I’m curious about that one

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    Dec 17, 2012, 05.36 AMby Claire Dye

    I’m a new sewer so I don’t really have an answer. But I’d love to win the book to help me learn!

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