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Welcome to day 27 of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a Janome Magnolia 7034D Serger. Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, January 3rd (that’s a whole week!) to be entered to win!

Celebrate the holidays in style with the Janome Magnolia 7034D! A serger is the perfect companion machine for the developing sewist, and a must for creating professional-looking garments. The Magnolia 7034D gives you a wide range of serging features in a compact machine. With easy dial adjustments and 1,300 stitches per minute, you’ll get your projects done quickly and easily. Janome is widely recognized for quality and precision sewing machines and sergers. Find out more at www.janome.com.

Comment to Win: Where do you shop online?

Congratulations to melonhead who won the a Rhinestone Start Up Kit from M&J Trimming!

Congratulations to nabettina who won the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Sewing Machine!


This giveaway is sponsored by Janome


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    Dec 27, 2010, 03.02 PMby enormand88

    Etsy, Amazon, or I just hit google shopping and find the lowest price

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    Dec 27, 2010, 03.00 PMby notdeadredhead

    Normally I’ll shop around Amazon, google the item, or Shopgoodwill (I found the perfect Gloria Vanderbilt wedding dress and veil in my size for about $40, including shipping! Win! It just needed a slight adjustment in the waist area, and it was good to go!). It’s amazing what you can find if you’re willing to shop around a bit! :^D

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    Dec 27, 2010, 03.00 PMby owlache

    Amazon for their good prices and free shipping.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.58 PMby krokojo

    I love etsy! It is perfect for looking for rare fabric designs but also has the best prices for normal designer fabric. And if I want something that has already been made then this is also the place to go!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.58 PMby megrje

    I shop anywhere and everywhere, but for fabric it has to do with price and selection.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.58 PMby yays

    I buy patterns on the web often, but call me old fashioned, I like buying my fabrics in person, so I can feel the softness, the drape and see the true colors. And I am lucky enough to have a fabric store 5 minutes from home!

    For books about sewing and such, I use amazon a lot. For vintage patterns, I shop at rising Feenix. The prices are very good and they have a huge selection of patterns. Plus, the customer service is really amazing. As I write this, i’m cringing at the thought of all the Burda readers rushing there to buy all the nice patterns i’ve been coveting! In any case, I hope they keep there low prices and stupendous selection of patterns even if they see an increase in sales. I like browsing gorgeous fabrics.com, and for inspiration, I use Colette,Vogue, Mccalls, Butterick, Burda and all kinds of other pattern websites. I also LOVE using Modcloth and Keiki Lynn’s blog for inspiration…

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.55 PMby nealc

    We do searches to find specific fabrics that we may not be able to find locally, but generally, we find that it is kind of annoying to just comb through a fabric site the way that you might walk the aisles of a shop for inspiration. I’d like to find a really well laid out fabric site with loads of info about each fabric and good closeups of the textures, it amazes me how some sites don’t (or forget to?) list the fabric content.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.54 PMby hatchie

    I shop Amazon.ca, livingtonic.com, fabricmart.com, and a few other places that have what I can’t find locally.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.51 PMby vintagegal

    Ebay for trims and velvet; Fabrics.com for good shirting materials; Edward Hamilton for fashion and sewing related books. Never enough hours in the day to peruse everything that’s available online…bit dangerous to the pocketbook too!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.51 PMby miip

    I enjoy bargain-hunting on eBay, but if I find what I need, I’ll buy it from anywhere that has a reasonable price

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.50 PMby meseide

    The place where we live is quite remote so I buy a lot online. I use amazon for books and sometimes electronics. Alfatex for fabrics and Vogue Patterns for.. patterns. And last but not least Etsy and Dawanda.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.50 PMby engrbyday

    I don’t really do much shopping online. Maybe Amazon when I’m looking for a certain book. I’ve also found some Christmas presents on overstock.com for really great prices. Fabric.com is a good place for fabric at decent prices.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.50 PMby tievoli

    Normally Amazon or e-bay, but i have shopped at various smaller stores when they have what I want at a good price.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.50 PMby birdnme

    barnes&noble, discontinuedbrandnameyarns.com, yarn.com. I never buy fabric online, since the specifics are too hard to verify – hand, exact color, that kind of thing.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.49 PMby Megan Richards

    I buy online when the price is better or a certain style isn’t available in stores. Most frequented is amazon and I just signed up for etsy! I’ve been zig-zagging the edges of my sewing projects for years and would LOVE a serger!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.48 PMby anneeza

    My first sewing machine was bought from eBay. Most of my craft books was bought from Amazon. Fabrics and craft items was bought from Etsy.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.44 PMby ebookie

    i have wanted a serger for a long time. I do alot of on line shopping for fabric. I usually shop fabric.com, hancock fabrics, or joanns. also for crochet I shop interweave, maggies crochet and lions brands. The only craft store we have in town is hobby lobby so my choices are limited. The nearest material store is 30 minutes away so I do alot by internet.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.40 PMby indiami

    Mostly Amazon, Zappos, and Bluefly!

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.40 PMby jeskagrue


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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.37 PMby cgisme316

    When I’m shopping online I like to go to fabric.com or if I need inspiration then I head over to modcloth.com to stare at their dresses.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.37 PMby marlagrace


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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.33 PMby mcgjean

    When I shop online, if I’m looking for something specific I google it and usually amazon will have it at the lowest price. For some sewing related items, I like to check out small merchants on Etsy and Ebay.

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    Dec 27, 2010, 02.32 PMby April Palmieri

    I do google items looking for the best price or simplest shipping.

    Shipping can jack up the price, so free shipping is appreciated.

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