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Welcome to Day 10 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win two thread collections from Coats & Clark! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Sunday, December 11th to be entered to win!

General Purpose Dual Duty XP Thread is a medium weight thread sized for most hand and machine sewing. It can be used on all fivers, knits and wovens. Dual Duty XP is a strong smooth thread for consistent tension and excellent stitch formation. New trap spool holds thread neatly and securely. The 50 spool collection contains a variety of colors including multicolors on 125 yard (114 meters).
Coats Rayon thread assortment contains 24 spools of lustrous rayon embroidery thread for decorative stitching, machine embroidery, monogramming and appliques. The 24 colors include basic neutrals, pastels and brights on new trap spools. Each spool has 225 yards (206 meters) of 40 wt embroidery thread.

Comment to Win: What is your favorite sewing tool?


*Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/12/11] – Congratulations to member goldilox for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 10!


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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.26 PMby indigoeve

    My sewing machine. I know I wouldn’t sew if I had to do it all by hand ;)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.21 PMby thorndancer

    An ordinary needle. Still learning to use a machine, so it makes me feel confident and in control!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.20 PMby Katie Tandlmayer

    My small scissors.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.20 PMby cucperson

    Favourite is hard to define as it depends on the project but rotary cutter, cover hem machine, pre-wound bobbins come to mind.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.13 PMby ahkisha

    my iron! It is a miracle with seams and fabric.. I don’t know how i sewed without one before!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.11 PMby suzeb

    My ruler and French curve: I use them to alter patterns and draft new ones

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.11 PMby lpninpaingmailcom

    Mine is my Berninia 1006 along with the walking foot that makes straight and embroidery stitches run smoothly

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.02 PMby annsunny

    Definitely my Bernina.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 07.00 PMby manda-mae

    a professional steam iron…it makes life so much easier!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.59 PMby taiwo .

    That would have to be a serger. If only I had one…

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.52 PMby cherubrock

    Seam ripper, as a beginner, I’m always using it!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.48 PMby jessdunstan

    right now it is my new ham. Perfect tool for pressing those curved seams and darts.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.44 PMby Redsonia

    It’s my Brother overlocker, I like when seams look professional.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.44 PMby elisabetsy

    My well-used measuring tape.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.43 PMby Erica Larsen

    My iron is great.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.35 PMby flowergirl3

    My favorite sewing tool is my Bernina 1960’s sewing machine.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.31 PMby joyandsmiles

    My favorite sewing tool is actually an old bamboo knitting needle. It’s so handy to do all the things that my fingers are too big and clumsy to do (hold that last bit of fabric as it goes through the machine, make perfect points when sewing corners, picking out thread from random snafoos in my machine, etc.)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.30 PMby Shannon Kramp

    My dress form.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.28 PMby Melody Maya Pollock

    My rotter y cutter!!!!!!! I find a way to use it every chance I get!!!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.27 PMby klassykate

    Definitely my magnetic pin holder! It saves me tons of time because I can just throw the pins on the holder and the magnet catches them. I can pick pins up off the ground easily too!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.25 PMby btstars

    I love my seam guide! It’s useful for my knitting, checking my seams, hemming, adding seam allowance to patterns, and even taking in width on my patterns! I just love it so much!

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.25 PMby caitlinagogo

    I waited a long time to buy proper shears and now that I have them I love them with all my heart.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.23 PMby animegirlie

    Unfortunately, it’s the seam ripper – I couldn’t live without it. :)

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.22 PMby msc21

    My favorite tool so far is my mini iron, it’s so cute. It works great when I’m making Barbie dolls clothes.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.21 PMby Mimipaulusma

    My dress making figure, just got it for my birthday.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.16 PMby kanhoro

    right now the clapper for the ironing for a crisp seam

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.09 PMby chocolatecake

    My thread snips! So handy to trim stray threads.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.07 PMby boppygreen

    While my seam ripper sees the most action; my favorite tool would have to be my Singer Fashion Mate sewing machine. It was gifted to me last year by my beautiful sister.

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    Dec 10, 2011, 06.04 PMby januacoeli

    My old Viking sewing machine

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