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[UPDATE 12/05/2012] – Congratulations to BurdaStyle member alexus1325

Comment on our blog for a chance to win a copy of Sew Embellished!: Artistic Little Quilts Personalized with Easy Techniques by Cheryl Lynch.

These little projects are so much fun! Packed with techniques and ideas, this book includes eight step-by-step projects plus a gallery for additional inspiration.

  • Create a focus using photos, embroidery, applique, novelty quilt fabrics, or found objects
  • Learn clever ways to add words for uniquely personal quilts
  • Express yourself with charms, buttons, beads, trims, sequins, rickrack, prairie points, and more

Click here for purchasing info on Sew Embellished!: Artistic Little Quilts Personalized with Easy Techniques.

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

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EST). One lucky winner will be chosen.

Good luck!
The BurdaStyle Team


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    Dec 5, 2012, 04.36 PMby BurdaStyle Support

    Thank you all for participating in this past weekend’s Comment to Win. There are so many wonderful ways to embellish a garment and it has been fun hearing about your preferences. Stay tuned, I will be updating this post shortly with the winning commenter.



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    Dec 4, 2012, 12.46 PMby blueartisan

    Crystals and lace hands down. If only every thing in life were a black tie event!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 05.05 PMby laurertheexplorer

    Nice! I’d love to have it!

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    Dec 3, 2012, 03.08 PMby Aniani Hudson

    I like to embellish the collars, lapels, cuffs etc of jackets with free form machine stitchery and sometimes rubbing plates with oil based crayons which are heat set. I also like to make handbags with this method. Would love to win the book, lots of great info inside I’m sure. Best, Ani

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    Dec 2, 2012, 06.37 PMby flutefish

    Machine embroidery!

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    Dec 2, 2012, 03.22 AMby loricargill

    I adore a silk ribbon embellishment

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    Dec 2, 2012, 03.04 AMby Cheryl Cargill

    I’ve recently started embellishing many small projects and I think this would be very inspirational. A nice addition to my library!

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    Dec 2, 2012, 12.56 AMby susan718

    I would love to have this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Dec 2, 2012, 12.34 AMby aluckmann

    I love adding ribbons and bows (especially to lingerie), but would also like to explore hand embroidery.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 11.11 PMby Timea Schmidt

    Hand embroidery! I just purchased a book called Fine Embellishment Techniques, and so in love with it. Like every book that can teach me at least one new thing I didn’t know before.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 07.42 PMby Elina Krasteva

    I like buttons- they can be found in so many different colors and always make you curious whether there’s a pocket or not.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 07.42 PMby africancotton

    The Quilt Guild I belong to is hosting a festival next year, where every delegate will get a goody bag. They will each receive a luscious little layering a LLL which will be exactly like the little quilts in this book. What an inspiration!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 07.31 PMby africancotton

    The Quilt Guild I belong to is hosting a festival in 2014, where we are giving each delegate a goodie bag which will contain a luscious little layering, like the ones in this terrific book. What an inspiration for us.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 06.02 PMby alexus1325

    EEEEH! A whole BOOK of embellishment ideas?!?! WANT!!!

    I’m pretty enamored with fringe, lately, but it’s soooo expensive :( I really like crazy buttons, too.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 05.12 PMby MojoHollz

    Beading! I love beading. Even just a little can go a long way to make a dress just a simple day dress to a day to night dress. And I love multi use clothing like to day to night dresses :)

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    Dec 1, 2012, 04.17 PMby Alili

    Lately I have become interested in Rouleau.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 02.58 PMby JanWilke51

    This book looks like it would be a shot of inspiration to get one’s sewing mojo going . Something fun with satisfying results in a low commitment time frame. Perfect for this time of the year when we are all sew busy !!!! edited to include my favorite embellishment is machine or hand applique :) I was so smitten with this little book that I didn’t read the directions before answering. my bad

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    Dec 1, 2012, 02.10 PMby fluteplayer

    Decorative stitching! I love this book and would love to try some of the techniques in it.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 01.14 PMby cucperson

    BEADS! I love to add beads to necklines or just scattered randomly on a shoulder.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 01.13 PMby SewingDenise

    Hard question, there are so many. I would have to say embroidery of one kind or another. Thank you for hosting so many fun giveaways.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 01.05 PMby danaya

    I love to use lace for emblishment! Thanks for the chance to win this great givaway :)

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    Dec 1, 2012, 11.52 AMby dare

    I like to directly manipulate the fabric – pintucks, pleats, origami, that kind of thing

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    Dec 1, 2012, 08.20 AMby watatoe

    My favorite garment embellishment is usually hand embroidery and/or beading…..but I also love embellishing with felt shapes to which I also add hand embroidery and/or beading.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 05.42 AMby annsunny

    I love bold contrasts in fabric or trim.

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    Dec 1, 2012, 04.28 AMby Jennifer Engleman

    Ric rac, lace, and I love antique buttons! These would be great projects for hand work! Cute book :)

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    Dec 1, 2012, 02.59 AMby cweetgal

    My fav are sequins and satin ribbons :)

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    Dec 1, 2012, 02.00 AMby rltejkl

    Ruffles, sheer fabric, contrast fabric, matching fabric any kind works.

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    Nov 30, 2012, 10.17 PMby elemenopeo

    I’m partial to ric rac.

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    Nov 30, 2012, 08.38 PMby Meldbombs

    Lace panelling, pretty topstitching and nice metal or wood buttons!

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    Nov 30, 2012, 07.22 PMby MandyKay

    Buttons! You can embellish in straight lines, circles, borders, flowers, so, sew, versatile.

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