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[UPDATE 11/30/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member sewknitting for winning this giveaway!

Comment on our blog for your chance to win a copy of Needles and Notions: Paper-Pieced Patterns with a Sewing Room Theme by Jaynette Huff.

Create delightful paper-pieced quilts and showcase a subject you love – sewing! Discover 12 pictorial sewing-room blocks in both 4" and 6" sizes, plus a larger block depicting Sunbonnet Sue quilting. Choose from eight quilt patterns and turn your blocks into small wall quilts, or make a sampler quilt using all 13 block designs.

• Stitch charming block motifs, including a button jar, thimble, rotary cutter, sewing machine, seam ripper, and more
• Learn special techniques for creating tiny 1/8"- to 1/4"-wide accent borders with precision
• Find clear how-to illustrations and full-size paper-piecing patterns for each block

Click here for purchasing info on Needles & Notions: Paper-Pieced Patterns With a Sewing-Room Theme.

For a chance to win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question in the comments section below: What is your secret sewing weapon?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Nov 21, 2012, 12.10 PMby Elina Krasteva

    My secret weapon is MUSIC! It always makes things easier.

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    Nov 21, 2012, 06.43 AMby Timmithea Leeds

    My serger does it for me!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 11.09 PMby iamlmadge

    My secret weapon is my dress dummy. I use it to fit my pattern and also keep my fabric pieces organized by pinning them on the form.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 04.32 PMby BurdaStyle Support

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    Nov 20, 2012, 01.49 PMby mwelland

    My secret weapon is good music! Listening to something great while I sew helps me concentrate and keeps me upbeat when I make mistakes and have to go back and fix things.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 05.51 AMby Marusya Grace

    PINS-TAPE-& even GLUE (before basting) are my sewing secrets!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.59 AMby andreafredericks35

    My secret sewing weapon are my hands. For years I have not use a sewing machine to sew, even now that I have one I use my hands a lot.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 02.03 AMby burda-user-795105

    I have many secret weapons for sewing but one of my favorite ones is tracing paper, it makes re-drafting patterns easy.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 01.38 AMby Emilia Erickson

    My secret weapon is nap time. It allows me to focus!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 10.48 PMby Meldbombs

    My secret weapon is perseverance. I am only fourteen and have a very long day at school but I always look forward to coming home to sew. Even if I screw up a lot, my eagerness to learn more helps.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 06.37 PMby rozyslawa

    ufff… my secret weapon is my dog! He’s always helping me to cut perfectly the textile on the floor by lying on it ;) The best friend ever!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 05.46 PMby ali0423

    I have a lot of secret weapons: good pair of scissors, ruler/measuring, iron, pins, seam ripper, a new needle in my machine and some good music.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 05.22 PMby dopher

    My secret weapon is patience, without it I would have never been able to sit down and learn to sew. And without it my projects wouldn’t turn out as nice if I had rushed to get to the finish. Oh and a seam ripper helps alot too!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 05.21 PMby Robin Johnson

    Would love this book!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 05.12 PMby Grandcarr

    My secret weapon is my iron! You cannot have a good finished product without using an iron.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.52 PMby KristinaBerisha

    My secret sewing weapons are my magic hands :)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.48 PMby karasumegami

    My secret weapon is the internet! Nearly everything I’ve learned about sewing and how to sew is from sites like Burdastyle and Threadbanger.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.40 PMby Jesy Anderson

    What is your secret sewing weapon? mine is trail and error.. wouldn’t be where I am at without the commitment to making a mistake if it helps me learn. That’s what my seam ripper is for ;)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 01.45 PMby sewknitting

    My secret sewing weapon is the internet, if that counts. Anytime I have trouble or don’t understand how to do something, I can almost always find help on blogs and sites, including Burda! Thanks to all the bloggers and members who put up tutorials, you’re a life saver!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 12.52 PMby jennyrecorder

    My French Curve is not a secret! Just the handiest sewing tool for measuring, drawing, altering and cutting :)

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    Nov 19, 2012, 11.43 AMby jessdunstan

    My secret sewing weapon is my tailors ham. Only discovered it a year ago but it makes pressing curved seams so easy!

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    Nov 19, 2012, 10.06 AMby pendlestitches

    My secret sewing weapon is SLOWING DOWN…if you try to rush you get it wrong and have to redo it…which takes longer in the end.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 09.16 AMby burda-user-721564

    My secret sewing weapon is a BIG LOVE to the things I do.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 07.24 AMby queenvanilla

    Sharp glass headed pins and an organized sewing tools storage around my cramped desk.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 04.27 AMby Robin Johnson

    My secret sewing weapon is using my quilting rulers and tools to make cutting go faster.

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