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Welcome to day 23 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win an awesome prize package from Clover. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Friday, December 24th to be entered to win!

When it comes to sewing and quilting, Clover is your number one source for reliable, high-quality tools. From our popular Nancy Zieman line of products to the eco-friendly bamboo notions and a wide array of needles, pins, marking tools, accessories, scissors, and more, Clover has it all! Experience the Clover difference. You’ll be glad you did.

Clover Prize Package: Total Retail Value, $197.90

Package Includes:
Stack ’n Stitch Thread Tower, $36.95
Trace ’n Quilt Template, Lone Star Collection, $24.95
Trace ’n Quilt Template, Dresden Plate 7 Fan Collection, $24.95
Trace ’n Create Bag Template, Florida Tote Collection, $19.95
Sort ’n Store, for machine needles, $12.95
Sort ’n Store, for hand sewing needles, $12.95
Trace ’n Mark Extra Thick Marker, water-erasable, $6.75
Trace ’n Mark Extra Thick Marker, air-erasable, $6.75
Brush Eraser, $5.00
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 3/16", 6 yds, $13.25
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 12/32", 2.2 yds, $10.95
Wrap ’n Fuse Piping, 12/32", 6 yds., $22.50

Comment to Win: How much do you spend a year on sewing supplies, notions only, not including fabric?

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.05 PMby balduffington

    I’d say about $150 this past year since I stocked up on thread, buttons, zippers and the like but I’ll be using my stash for some time :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.04 PMby Angela Lee

    Hmmm . . . I would have to guess at about $100 or more per year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.04 PMby Joy Little

    I think I spend over $50/yr. It would be a lot more if I didn’t use coupons for just about everything

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby lints

    I would guess about $150 in a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby creativevintage

    Oh dear, must I really tell? On average I must spend at least $250 a year in notions (thread, zippers, buttons, etc.) I use my sewing as a way to relax, so to me it is all money well spent. When I show up to work in a new outfit, or an unusual or distinctive piece of clothing, the pride I feel from the compliments is immeasurable! I’ve been sewing now for over 40 years and I never get tired of it. It’s how I express the creative side of my personality

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.02 PMby plaidlinoleum

    Probably around $80 a year? It is hard to estimate especially since I have a big stash of threads and buttons already.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby funkyfinds

    I really don’t spend much….luckily my grandmother gave me tons of notions when she moved into a new home a few years ago! She was a seamstress for the Miss Texas pageant so she had LOTS of goodies!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby yiannagnak

    I have never thought about it.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 03.01 PMby msiatczy

    I’ve never kept track of notions expeditures….then again, I don’t track fabric expenditures either. It would probably make me sick! I would estimate $50 to $100 a year on notions.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.59 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.59 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.58 PMby fashionislife04

    A year? Definitely around $100.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.57 PMby deekhoo

    About S$400.00 a year… Mainly on bag making accessories.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.55 PMby libbysharf

    About 100$ a year

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.54 PMby dorion

    This is sort of a terrifying question to answer… :) Excluding fabrics, the past year I probably spent about $300 on sewing stuff.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.54 PMby krokojo

    Just around 250$, really not much. I make sure that I get my thread from very inexpensive sources and all those trims, appliqué stuff, needles and so on doesn’t cost that much… What really is expensive, though would be batting for quilting, so I make sure I limit myself there :)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.51 PMby amybak

    At least $100 I am guessing.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.51 PMby la inglesita

    I guess 200euros but it´s difficult to estimate

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.49 PMby Glynis Lailann

    The equivalent of about USD 100. Lots of little Knick Knacks end up costing a lot in the long run -

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.49 PMby qsogirl

    For notions I might guess $50…. or probably less… I try to make sure I’m getting everything on sale.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.48 PMby cinzia1bo

    I spend about 50/80 euros

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.45 PMby kanhoro

    lol it depends on the sales and what i need for campus supplies for class, such as ranging from 20-100

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.45 PMby animama

    I don’t keep track. I love sewing notions and gadgets. I probably spend US$100 a year easy, and have done so for many years.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.45 PMby alasse

    It’s really a lot, now that I come to think about it… Probably about 250€.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.43 PMby catran

    I probably spend around $40 a year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.43 PMby wzrdreams

    Oooooo… good question and great give away! I am always tempted by the wall of Clover products at one of my local notions shops.

    I do buy quite a bit of notions each year, but I haven’t been keeping track. I know that I spend around atleast $500 annually on fabric (probably more) but I think I spend less on notions. A lot of my projects don’t require expensive notions, just some elastic or fusible interfacing. However, my more advanced projects this year have all had RiRi zippers, which at $12 each have quickly added up…. so far I’ve purchased 5 of those, so $60 just on awesome zippers. I also bought some new scissors, a tailors ham, a bunch of needles, new marking pens, lots of thread, cone thread for my serger, a bunch of NICE buttons…. I would say around $200 is a good guess for notions purchases this year.

    Wow, this is an expensive hobby. Good thing it’s so much fun and so practical!

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.41 PMby matilda116

    I spend $200 easy a year on notions.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.41 PMby annsunny

    I don’t keep track either. I will guesstimate around $150 per year.

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.37 PMby lakaribane

    Ugh, I seriously don’t keep track. This year, maybe $50 because I travelled to the US and wanted to stock up on hard-to-find things. Usually I buy more than I need because the notions store is not close at hand so it’s a planned trip. (Obviously, fabric shopping is always more fun and expensive than notions, LOL!)

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    Dec 23, 2010, 02.36 PMby dol

    I find notions are difficult to estimate, they aren’t cheap (especially threads!) and in the end you can end up spending on them a lot more than you would have tought. I would say that I spend an average between 100 and 200 euros per year.
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