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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 12, 2010, 02.10 PMby dustykins

    Probably at least 30 – I haven’t actually counted.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.01 PMby farahajh

    maybe about 5-10 garments for myself and my kids, plus small projects like bags and toys.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.58 PMby 2inthebush

    I probably make around 20 items a year. Lucky for me I sew for two little boys, so even with my incredibly slow sewing pace, I can still whip up some shorts in a few hours!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.52 PMby lienepien

    As I begon sewing this year I have to say have not finished anything yet. I have many ideas in my head but the things I like to make are for me as beginner very difficult so I start but do not finish.. Maybe I have to look for something simple to make.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.46 PMby enoch

    Well this past year I finished about 20 projects and in the coming year I hope to double that as I get my sewing room organized so that I can find things.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.39 PMby simone272

    About 30-40 different projects. Dresses, blouses, bags and many other things :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.37 PMby peasant11

    Just completed my 1st project . Booyah!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.35 PMby balduffington

    I’m still pretty new to this and much better at starting than finishing, but I’d say 5 finished projects a year is about right. New year, I’d like to up my batting average a bit…start smarter, finish more!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.22 PMby nenasew

    2010 was my year of sewing. I completed a lot of projects for me and for my Etsy store. I think I finished a good 15 projects a month. My machine was on fire this year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.22 PMby jennismith

    Hmmm…. I START dozens, and finish about half, half of those are wearable. ;o)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.17 PMby karian

    this year about 20, ranging from roman shades to ballet tutus…LOL. I love Threads magazine so these dvds are going to be dynamite.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.11 PMby vicsguy2009

    About one per month.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.09 PMby nancyalexis

    I am slow and indecisive, AND i don’t have much spare time to sew due to my job, so I only finish about 4 projects a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.05 PMby dalmattica

    Not sure exactly, but probably about 30-35 various sewing projects a year…and countless more that I never finish :D

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.02 PMby mimiohs

    I try to finish at least one per month. It may not sound like a lot but between working and then having to tear my sewing room down when my daughter comes for a visit I have a difficult time getting things completed due to the tear down and resetting my machines back up. Right now my sewing room is the living room due to the daughter visiting at Thanksgiving and just not having the umpf to reset everything back up in her room after she left to turn around and have to tear down again at Christmas. SO….I am still working on one project that was started back in October but it hasn’t been completed due to the upheaval that I call my life. Hoping to get that done today and move on to a dress for New Year’s. :-D

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.55 PMby twinreader

    I finish about a dozen projects a year – when we are redecorating I finish more.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.50 PMby Chu Fern

    I try to finish as many as I can …. currently about 6 since Aug.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.24 PMby simonewarrior

    This year I finished seven projects. What slows me down is that I really t have any formal education when it comes to sewing, crocheting, etc. I know the hand basics of sewing and I have self taught myself the rest through books and YouTube videos. Add some imagination and creativity and I have been able to pull off some pretty good projects!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.14 PMby sprytehart

    well that number varies greatly! As a mom of many, I think I spend more time helping my daughters learn to sew… I’d guess anywhere from 5 to 15?

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.13 PMby carmencitab

    If you count crafting, lately, I’ve been making my gifts, I’m over 100, garments, about 10 to 15.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.52 AMby natmarie

    Oooooohhhh. That’s a hard question. I’ve been slowliy trying to build a clientele this year so I know I’ve completed at least 50 items. As for myself, well, let’s just say I have too many works in progress to count!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.40 AMby libra-s

    Well… it is different every year. This year I finished about 20 projects ( I have to post the photos yet!). Last year I was less active, but I made a wedding gown.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 11.18 AMby baka-pepica

    little , because I still learning, and i hope next year I will do it more projects…

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.57 AMby melaniec

    About one or two projects a month – say 15 a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.55 AMby fkmarchefka

    I just bought my first sewing machine this year but I already finished more than 15 so it looks promising ;-)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.39 AMby egdirb

    Maybe 20 odd, I’ve always got something on the go

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.36 AMby littlewren

    This year only about 25, though I’m not too great at the actual FINISHING of projects… I’m better at the beginning creative process…. still have a LOT to learn! 25 seems like a lot, but when many of them were hand sewn with french seams… well… I’m proud of my productivity! :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.33 AMby shelley .

    About 20 projects. When I’m done with one I start on the next one :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.29 AMby powpetje

    I finish in about 4 of 5 projects,

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.23 AMby Jodi Wade

    I think about 10-20. I haven’t been doing so much sewing in recent months but in the spring and summer I usually sew really often.

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