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Welcome to day 11 of our Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win 3 amazing DVD sets from Threads Magazine! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Sunday, December 12th to be entered to win!

2010 Threads Archive DVD Rom – Value $149.95

Less looking — more sewing! Now, instead of thumbing through your stack of Threads magazines, you can quickly find that fabulous article on creating your own laser-cut designs. Or easily compare dozens of designer secrets for tailoring a jacket for a perfect fit.

Enjoy on-demand access to all 152 issues of Threads. The Threads Archive DVD-ROM gives you easy access to our 152 issues, including any out-of-print issues and all those published in 2010. Now, 25 years’ of expert advice on one easy-to-search disc.

Threads Fitting DVD series – Value $99.95

This 4-part video series was created by our Threads magazine staff based on requests from readers who know the importance of fitting. This series shows, step-by-step, exactly how to achieve a fit that’s just right from top to bottom and it includes:
· step-by-step instruction
· all-new content
· timeless techniques
· 4 essential fitting topics

Amber Eden, Editor in Chief and Judith Neukam, Senior Technical Editor, walk you through the finer points of achieving a custom fit. Plus, you’ll get expert advice from N.Y.C. fashion designer Kenneth D. King.

Best of Threads DVD-ROMs – Value $74.93

The editors of Threads bring you this 2-part DVD-ROM set totaling 100 of our best sewing technique articles – many of them currently out of print. The DVD-ROMS also include videos and answers to our most frequently asked questions. Plus, the DVD-ROMS are fully searchable so in a matter of seconds, you can find the information you need.

Comment to Win: How many projects do finish in a year?

Congratulations to hovis1971, who won a goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing!


This giveaway is sponsored by Threads Magazine


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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.32 PMby hosta

    I usually finish 15 – 20 projects a year because I try to make a little extra money selling them

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    Dec 16, 2010, 10.25 PMby goga


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    Dec 14, 2010, 10.08 PMby dellannt

    Depends on how much free time I have and how big/complicated the projects I do are. I guess anywhere between 5 and 20.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 08.39 PMby elemeno

    I always have a ton of projects on the go, but I would say I would complete one a month on average. I’m a perfectionist and I often do things over and over until it’s right!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 04.55 PMby mmcamilleri

    I participated in a few student fashion shows, was commissioned for a couple of bridesmaid’s dresses and of course snuck some time in for a selfish project or two! So, after all is said and done, probably around 40!

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    Dec 14, 2010, 03.53 AMby urbandon

    I have made four items this month so over 48 a year.(at least)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 10.10 PMby Cindy Trevithick

    I completed about 25 projects this past year. I like to always have something ‘in process.’ I consider every project I do, ‘practice.’ Kind of like a doctor! I just practice on fabric. I read my Threads Magazine many times over while awaiting the next issue, which is far too long to wait in-between. I put into practice at least one tip I learn in any given issue. Imagine not having to hunt for an article in all those pages. The CD-ROM’s would be such a blessing for me. No more pages to “dog ear!” What a lovely thought!

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    Dec 13, 2010, 01.56 PMby mirja74

    More then I can count. I have made 18 little girls dresses in just the past 2 months.

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.24 AMby hstorm799

    I have an Etsy shop in which I sell my bags, cuffs & jewelry, so the answer is: Countless. For myself and my family, I would say maybe 20-30/year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.45 PMby emmaneezer

    Not as many as I’d like!! Maybe 10-15 or so… but my list is soooo long.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 08.35 PMby Alicia Bell

    I usually finish two clothing related projects a year (a spring dress and a fall dress), but smaller projects like my felting, close to 40 a year, give or take.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 05.00 PMby magdamagda

    I wish I could say as many as I start, but there are a few exceptions every year… so I get to appreciate the ones I finish even more:)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.51 PMby msluc

    not as many as i wanted to, sadly…. maybe about 5 :( was a busy time with the final exam and the new university….

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.20 PMby lbeveryday

    I would like to finish a project that I start!! I’m a practicing novice sewer that uses burdastyle to learn techniques. Unfortunately, I have a couple of UFO’s (un-finished objects) lying around the house. I have to admit, I’m getting better with following a pattern…lol

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.19 PMby daiyami

    Don’t know….11 skirts, a dress and a purse since February, I guess.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 04.05 PMby norah2

    I try to finish about 10 projects, with one very hard project where I learn something new!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.58 PMby kat36

    Used to be many more but now, sadly, only about two or three a year…

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.46 PMby eha

    not that much, i think 6 pieces

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.43 PMby mcshanta

    Depends…last year quite a few (20+)…this year I movd and haven’t really set up my room and lack space. May only get out a few

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.42 PMby in-stockholm

    Now that I have a baby I certainly have increased the number of projects I finish in a year – sewing small clothing is a lot faster! :-) So perhaps 10 projects nowadays.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.23 PMby icedivastar

    I think I do about 10 projects a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.08 PMby margiwarg

    I probably make about 5 garments, and 15-20 bags or pouches.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.04 PMby ksgerlock

    I love the Threads Magazine! Each issue has so many great ideas and I learn something from them. They also inspire me to do and try new things or designs. This would be a great asset to me in my sewing and creating. Thank you Threads.

    As far as how any project I finish in a year, not enough. I work FT to support my ill husband, daughter, and a grandson (not my daughters). The with life, home, family I don’t have a lot ot time to work on things but yearn to. Sewing and crafting are my stress releavers so I try to work on something once a week at least. For now small projects that may have a chance at getting done better then a large one. I also help my daughter with sewing projects she is working on.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 03.00 PMby rshelly13

    I just started sewing. I finished about 9 garments. I love these videos! I rented two from my library and it has helped me ssooooo much with figuring out how to adjust my patterns.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.53 PMby ddss2000

    I finish over 50 a year along w/a large volume of alterations to keep things fitting and in good repair.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.48 PMby naonao

    Not as many as I want, that’s for sure! I’d say about ten to twenty, depending on whether to count the small ones. I’d love o sew more for myself though, I sew a lot of gifts, which kind of keeps me from doing that. New Year resolutions :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.45 PMby ruthies4

    Working 13 hours a day put a damper on my sewing, but I’m off work now so I need to catch up! I only made 3 purses & 2 dresses this year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.43 PMby chetange

    if i am on the ball a dress every two weeks but i am new to sewing but so far this year 4 dresses two skirts. maybe 25 a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.20 PMby sewingbeauty

    ah i love burda!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.20 PMby rozyslawa

    Buuu, I’m to late!! But still, Really nice idea. I’m sewing normally about 20 – 30 things and I want more! Good luck everyone and all best!

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