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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 11, 2010, 03.44 PMby gaidig

    I don’t really finish a lot of projects in a year because I don’t really know how to alter patterns for fitting. This year, I think I’m around 9 sewn items finished. That’s why I am really excited about this give away! The fitting DVDs look so good!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.43 PMby miaow

    I finish 10 to 30 projects a year… the question really should be how many do I start!!!!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.41 PMby hooksvsneedles

    So far I’ve finished 4 sewing projects, but I expect to be up to 6 or 7 by January. Lot’s of half finished ones to get to!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.39 PMby angelical

    I think I’ve finished 14-15 projects this year, 2 being very BIG dresses (a fifties gala dress with own pattern and a medieval gown called a biaud)… I guess I make app. 1 project a month on average..

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.38 PMby mmmenta

    Lots!! at least 20 but because most of them are baby clothes so they are simple and fast to do.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.35 PMby veronika33

    As many as I can, but about 20-25 per year.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.35 PMby netmyda

    10 to 15. :-)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.34 PMby mrempert

    I finish 2-3 projects a year but then again I only usually do 2-3 projects a year!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.32 PMby peaudane

    I make 2 or 3 garments per month, depending on how involved they are, so, about 30 per year.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.32 PMby firenice468

    I don’t get to finish nearly as many projects as I’d like since I don’t have a sewing machine in my dorm room (or much free time!) at college. On school vacations and during the summer I like to make up for lost time and usually complete about 3-5 projects a year.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.30 PMby moque75

    This is my first year of really sewing so I have finished 15 projects.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.30 PMby cam557

    About 30 projects

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.30 PMby Valeria Martinez

    Im just strarting to sew but in the last two week I had made 5 wristle bags, a dresses and just started making another one!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.22 PMby qsogirl

    I do lots of different crafts, so it’s really hard to count. But in terms of just sewing, I probably finish at least 10 projects per year.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.21 PMby Bretta Ogburn

    Around 10 projects…I like to dabble in lots of different types of things, so I’m always flitting from sewing to knitting to crocheting to paper arts to book arts and then back to sewing again :o)

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      Dec 12, 2010, 06.38 AMby Roberta Kennedy

      I’m a lot like you! Depending on what requests I get from family and friends, I jump from one thing to another. Once I’ve either mastered or given up on one type of project, I get inspired to try something different.
      So far this year, Ive made 4-5 quilts, several outfits for my grand kids, 16 dolls of varying sizes (and successes), 4 knitted baby blankets, and probably more than that even! It helps a lot to be retired!!!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.14 PMby krokojo

    about 5 bags for myself, about 10 things to wear and then a lot of decorating projects like making 7 little half eaten ginger bread men for christmas and 10 stockings just because they look pretty :)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.13 PMby Shira B

    about 10 because I don’t have much time but I really wanna make some more :)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.10 PMby kkmatti

    10-12 garments a year. There’s usually a couple of upholstery projects thrown in there too.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 03.04 PMby cornellgirl

    About 5 so far this year … but I’m hoping to do more next year!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.59 PMby ghainskom

    Anywhere between 20 and 30.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.59 PMby tklexi

    I finish 1 or 2 projects a month in general, but I’ve had projects that have taken 2 months on their own, and days when I can make half a dozen small things (bags, aprons, etc) in a day or two,

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.56 PMby ash18

    I sew approximately 12-15 project yearly for me and for my sister… I feels to do more projects after seing other members creations updated in burdastyle..

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.56 PMby yiannagnak

    2 dresses , 1 skirt the last month only. Because I started sewing a few months ago.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.52 PMby sewlindaann

    I probably finish 1 or 2 as I’m new to garment sewing. I sew more of bags, quilts and other things.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.51 PMby earthenwings

    Probably five to six. Simply because I can’t bring myself to buy just any fabric.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.49 PMby SewSunshine

    More than one project a month. Last week I started and completed a Vogue blouse, this week I’ll make several items but then it is also Holiday gift sewing time so this is not my norm.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby thejam

    3 dress, 2 skirt and 1 purse

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby karenpait

    i just started sewing this year (i love it!), but i’ve made 2 floor pillows, 2 couch pillows, an ottoman cover, 2 dresses, a bow tie, a vest, a book cover & curtains… i think that’s it, so 11 completed sewing projects. i have several christmas projects in the works, so by the end of the year, that number will probably double.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.47 PMby atrinka

    Maybe 10, I’’m sure is less than one per month.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.45 PMby distie

    Well, I’ve finished 5 dresses and two small projects so far this year, and I’m hoping to finish two more dresses for xmas presents. So, hopefully that will be 9 projects this year! (My first year sewing)

    Next year… maybe more! :)

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