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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, 02.56 AMby bluewillow

    What a dream come true to win these DVDs! I feel dizzy with the thought of it! I finish so many little and some big projects every year, that I really never keep count. I have started to keep photos as a record.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.41 AMby tarrita

    I am a born again sewer; I started learning in junior high and high school, making some pretty hideous, but wearable items. Since I started again this summer, I’ve created a shift dress, pencil skirt, party dress, and a baby quilt for my expecting friend. I did a few recycling projects as well. I’m currently working on a cape coat. So, if I finish this last project, I count 8. I hope I can double that number next year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.41 AMby lulusews

    I finish a lot of projects a year I do all kinds of crafts, I sew, knit, crochet, bead, paint, etc.. Right now I’m trying to use up scraps of fabrics by sewing baby bibs, toys and headbands.

    I just finished sewing four of the coolest newsboy hats. Go me!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.41 AMby tanza

    I try to make a few each month. In between making stuff for the kids and Church that is. I made 5 yesterday all just for me. I Love creating new things.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.33 AMby miktha

    about one project per week, that’s 52 (more or less) projects a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.32 AMby inspirehope

    It depends on how much time and money I have. Uusally somewhre between 6 and 24.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.29 AMby roarah

    I probably make about 20-30 things each year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.25 AMby pink-cornelia

    I would say probably about 10 a year, a lot of it are bags

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.19 AMby sewinglikecrazy

    Haven’t kept track, but I’d guess somewhere around 50 or more. I do something pretty much every week, some weeks it’s two or three somethings.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.18 AMby Tal Amitai

    1 summer collection 1 fall collection 1 winter collection 1 spring collection :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.17 AMby Lindsay Foucht

    So far this year… I’ve probably made about 5 clothing items, 8 bags, random drapes/curtains/valances, and a few small oddball projects. So maybe 20 all together.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.14 AMby Derry Gleason

    I’ve had a life change and now my sewing is coming to the fore. We have an empty nest and are no longer caring for an elderly parent. It’s like being newlyweds again. No one mends anymore so I am starting a mending business. Great rreason (excuse) to stay in my sewing room all day! I finished a dozen or so personal projects and more than that in work.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.13 AMby artgirl30

    Maybe 25 per year I would guess. I don’t keep track.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.12 AMby nzlola09

    About one project a week – coats, shirts, jackets. I am rediscovering a passion I had as a teenager;)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.07 AMby sewhappy-1

    i’d be ecstatic if I could finish 1 project a quarter these days, but life has been keeping me busy. :( If this year is anything to go by though, I’ve done 2 dresses, 1 skirt, 1 pants and 1 top. Not bad for a beginner. :)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.05 AMby suz123

    I’m new, so only one project this year, but hopefully lots more next year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.01 AMby amyadoyzie

    With my busy schedule and other non-craft related extra-curricular activities, I get by with about ten projects a year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.01 AMby cherwinamy

    just started sewing, but have 4 done in three months. Depends on how much extra time I can squeak!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.51 AMby rebekah-lynn

    Usually at least one project a month, since I’m going to school too. So, 12!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.46 AMby charleneb

    20-25 projects

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.36 AMby suntory

    A little over 15 only because I’m a veeerrrryyy slow worker. I triple check almost everything.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.34 AMby alana23

    I make between 15-30 projects/yr.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.31 AMby vrainyx

    About 10 to 15 if i’m lucky. Hopefully more next year.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.26 AMby elegantmusings

    I probably finish about a dozen or more a year. It just depends on the complexity of the projects I choose! ;)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.26 AMby elegantmusings

    I probably finish about a dozen or more a year. It just depends on the complexity of the projects I choose! ;)

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.21 AMby kitasewvb

    I am new to sewing this past year – so it’s been 3 ‘outfits’ so far. ‘Outfits’ in quotes because they were serious wadders. I hope to increase that number this year when I learn more about sewing.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.19 AMby roodles

    It seems I can do 1 or 2 a month. I wish I could do 1 a week.

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    Dec 12, 2010, 01.17 AMby lunatepetal

    well, my sewing urge goes up and down… maybe 3 × 12 = around 36…? wish my sewing motivation stays constant so that I could make more things!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.58 AMby dnembhard

    it totally depends. Last year—nothin’ (didn’t have access to a sewing machine). Now that I’ve got my machine back, I’ve done, I think I’ve done about 7-1/2 (the last project isn’t fitting like it should, so I’m putting it aside until I finish my hissy fit). I’m waiting for fabric to come back from the dry cleaner, so I might pull out 8 before the year’s done!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.55 AMby daphne-1

    Yikes! I definitely start a lot of projects… then forget about them. Sometimes I go back and finish a bunch of projects really quickly. This mainly involves hemming and making button holes. I’d say 10 a year maybe.

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