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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 1/1 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to Win a $100 gift certificate for fabric atwww.marcytilton.com and a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed!

People are always asking me, “where did you get that fabric?” Marcy Tilton’s fabric collection began when I started buying small amounts of fabric for my own stash to sell to students in classes. It has now grown to include things I find in my travels, from designer friends, and from trips my sister Katherine and I take specifically to purchase fabrics we think you will enjoy sewing with. I look for the kinds of fabric I seek for my own sewing and to use in the Vogue patterns I design. I look for fabric that I want to incorporate into my own wardrobe, and search out great basics for pants, jackets and t-shirts as well as interesting pieces to use for accents and trims.

Vogue Pattern designer Marcy Tilton’s diverse and inspiring website features a carefully chosen selection of garment fabrics, silk screens, virtual workshop CDs and selected notions. At www.marcytilton.com you can sign up for her informative newsletter, view educational tutorials and a gallery of current projects. Also on Marcy’s website you can get information and sign up for Design Outside the Lines sewing/creativity retreats and Marcy’s InnerParis and San Francisco studio tours.

Win a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed’, a virtual workshop CD with video clips, text and a gallery to inspire and instruct in re-making, re-using, and re-designing your wardrobe at: www.katherinetilton.com

In Katherine Tilton’s southern Oregon ArtBarn studio she designs and produces series of limited production garments, including arty T-shirts, eclectic jackets and figure flattering pants. At www.katherinetilton.com you can view and purchase her textile work, read her poetry, zen her meditation prayer flags and watch snippets from her virtual workshop CD, ‘The T Transformed’. Sign up for her newsletter or submit a burning question to be answered in the entertaining and informative Q & A column ‘what would nandini do’. As an educator Katherine brings a working designer’s expertise to problem solving and simplifying and streamlining your sewing projects. Watch for her new Vogue patterns, the first coming out in April 2010.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 1/1:
If you had a studio play date with the Tilton Design Studio, in real or virtual reality, what project would you most like to create and problem solve about?

We want to congratulate elainemay on winning yesterday’s 9 SewStylish magazines, a year long subscription to Threads and Threads fitting DVD box set! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway


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    Jan 5, 2010, 08.24 PMby fairyangel

    considering the ecomony , i start to recontruct the clothe i have and buying the clothes at thrift shop to reconstruct to fit me better….And i love to learn new things by sewing the clothes

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    Jan 5, 2010, 11.38 AMby miss-venflon

    i would earn how to print fabrics-hoow to desing them

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    Jan 4, 2010, 11.52 AMby sewella

    I would love to be tutored in silk screening.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 10.28 PMby urban-sweetheart

    I would love to learn how to make ruffles, and how to make my own patterns. Also, i want to learn how to create better fitting items :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 06.06 PMby chgonetshopper

    I’m a novice. Start with basic techniques for a simple shirt and skirt and advance from there…

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    Jan 3, 2010, 04.56 PMby planck

    How to work with silk! I have nice silk to work with, but am deadly afraid to ruin it.

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.44 PMby taffetasilk

    drapery i think, and maybe properly fitting tops as well :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.42 PMby josefina

    I would like to learn how to develop basic patterns with drape methods.


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    Jan 3, 2010, 12.25 PMby ijada13

    i would like to finish all of the projects that i start and get left with pins and needles in!!! haha i could do with a hand :)

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    Jan 3, 2010, 02.39 AMby inspiredmi

    Finishing a garment correctly & zippers, I always have issues with zippers!

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    Jan 2, 2010, 06.44 PMby wendy4510

    First of all – what a dream come true that would be!! I wouldn’t know how to chose which thing to!! I would have to chose getting instruction and guidance with creating clothing items I have sketches of. I can create the sketch, but where do I begin to create it! I have three 4-inch binders full of sketches including: trousers, blouses, blazers, fitted floor-length coats, childrens pieces, even a few doggie creations! I just don’t know where to begin to make them come to life. Maybe 2010 will be the year!

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    Jan 2, 2010, 04.31 PMby corvus

    The one project I can think of that would cover the most techniques, from fitting to zippers to professional sorts of seaming, would be a well-fitting pair of pants. Pants terrify me.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 07.14 AMby 5294sandras

    I would like to work on costumes.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 07.09 AMby mariamiller81aolcom

    silk screening would be really fun and new for me.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 04.13 AMby bathina

    Tips in good tailoring are always very interesting so I would likt to listen to her advises.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 03.18 AMby ameme

    I’m supposed to make my friend’s wedding dress, so I’d definitely be using my time to learn new techniques that I can apply towards that goal.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 01.19 AMby magsmi

    I would ask for help designing the most flattering and best fitting t-shirt as Marcy is such an expert with this.

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    Jan 2, 2010, 12.31 AMby eberry

    i would like to make a perfect fitted t shirt not to clingy and not to loose.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.31 PMby sewingwithtrudy

    I would love to learn about draping and fit. I would choose a semi-formal dress as the project.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.17 PMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    definitely working with things like silk – i have a major issue with sewing silk.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 11.13 PMby wzrdreams

    I have to agree with everyone who says draping…. but I love silkscreening and I would love to learn more about mutli color screen printing on fabric. Particularly how to register the screens correctly.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 10.24 PMby kaykrud

    Oh goodness me, I would have to say any kind of tips they have for beginners.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 09.13 PMby sunquistadora

    Tricks for bias cut dresses would be great!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 08.40 PMby vickles

    I’m going to be a bridesmaid for my friend in July, so I’d probably ask with help for my dress for that, as I have been charged with making my own!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 08.39 PMby marliesbs

    I would want to learn to sew the perfect pair of pants. Pants that flatter and fit to perfection.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 08.27 PMby minnietheminks

    Pants, I never can get the fit right and I would want to make a pair from wool that draped wonderfully ready for winter.

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    Jan 1, 2010, 08.17 PMby kathleens

    I would love to learn to make t-shirts and tank tops that don’t show your bra straps. And then I would silk screen them to make them fun. :)

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    Jan 1, 2010, 07.54 PMby lilamarshall

    I would love to get some inspiration on what to make (and how to make it) out of men’s dress pants. Also how to make my garments look like an expert seamstress made them. ;)

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    Jan 1, 2010, 07.42 PMby ghelton5

    I would love to learn how to make a pair of pants that actually fit really, really well!

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    Jan 1, 2010, 07.28 PMby yttappatty

    I really need help in chosing the proper fabric for a sewing pattern. I’ve learned that its not all about the color or design of fabric.

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