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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 11, 2011, 05.14 PMby p1ppy1

    Has to be a rotary cutter. As the years have taken a toll on my hands, this is the best.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 05.13 PMby Christi Woglemuth

    My favorite is between my sewing machine and my rotary cutter.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.42 PMby 09extrastuff

    My sewing machine and the magic it can create. I am crazy about all the varied threads available.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.33 PMby stefilu

    my sewing machine, you can try and replace any other tool but not the sewing machine :)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.29 PMby madrid64

    Definitely my rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mat. Love them!!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.19 PMby flashabou

    I would have to say my rotary cutter. I cant even imagine cutting out all of my quilt pieces without one!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.13 PMby Kareen Fagan

    My seam ripper. It is one tool that has gotten much use, which isn’t necessarily a good think because that means I make alot of mistakes. :-) I have been “sewing” for many years now, never really made clothes except for in a class I took while in college. But I plan to take another sewing class and hopefully my seam ripper and I won’t be so close. :-)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 04.04 PMby Romanssi

    My sewing machine =)

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    Dec 11, 2011, 03.46 PMby Hebewolff

    My imagination and some cracking fabric.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 03.43 PMby vwbug74

    It’s a tie between my mini clover iron and my bamboo press. The iron is great for getting into all the little crevices but the bamboo press is nice for doing a quick press when I’m in a hurry.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 03.42 PMby bttn

    I love my fashion riler, because I can’t draw curves by hand, so it’s a big help for me. I also love my double tracing wheel, that helps me by adding the SA to the patterns. A new fabric cutting scissor would make me very happy, now I have a cheap one, wich isn’t sharp enough.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 03.07 PMby Claire Cooper

    My Seam ripper – I use it soooo much

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.49 PMby neenkster

    the fiskars scissors that im still borrowing from a friend!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.32 PMby genevievehall

    My sewing machine, I would be lost without it!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.31 PMby emmaneezer

    rotary cutting tool – that thing is amazing.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.28 PMby joanneyang

    My singer 9960 sewing machine is the best sewing tool I ever purchased. It sews so smoothly and makes me want to indulge in sewing more than ever.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.22 PMby megatron

    My favorite sewing tool would be my pointer, some called it a stiletto or an awl. Its great to work in gathers or just to be super accurate.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 02.16 PMby alissaslagle

    My little thread nippers and my treadle sewing machine!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.58 PMby notoes

    I love my Singer model 5050, it’s 11 years old been used and abused and still runs like a dream. Never had it serviced and just keep it clean myself and it will sew every thing I give it. My second runner up is a six inch long pair of tweezers that were my Mom’s, I use them more than you’d believe.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.52 PMby Laurie Moran

    My White sewing machine, a gift to my sister from her Grand-MIL, on permanent loan to me because sis doesn’t sew!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.43 PMby makroma

    Like many others, I couldn’t manage without my seam ripper. A close second is my metric quilting ruler, whcih I use for pattern making and marking out seam allowances.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.39 PMby infinite-plus-one

    as a beginner my favorite sewing tool is definitely my seam ripper! I don’t how I would sew if it wasn’t for this little precious thing!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 01.13 PMby egdirb

    seam ripper and thread clippers, both make life so much easier.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.54 PMby angelical

    My favourite sewing tool is my machines: sewing machine, overlocker, iron, mini iron…

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.52 PMby latulipenoire

    My favorite is definitely my yard stick. I measure everything 3 times!

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.50 PMby adriprints

    My favorite sewing tools are my roll cutter and big quilting ruler.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.48 PMby lienepien

    Thread, scissors and a needle. I think these are the main tools you need for sewing. Otherwise it will be difficult to complete a nice project.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.41 PMby Stitchgirl78

    My seam ripper! It makes my sewing life so much easier.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.08 PMby euma

    I use a lot of pins, so I think they are my most useful tool.

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    Dec 11, 2011, 12.06 PMby Dibii

    My favourite sewing tool definetly are my sewing machine and sharp scissors.

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