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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 12/11 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win nearly 40 sewing machine needles and one INSPIRA® Needle Guide

The INSPIRA® brand offers high-quality sewing notions products to support and enhance everyday sewers with everyday needs. INSPIRA® sewing needles are compatible with most sewing machine makes and models. The holiday giveaway includes nearly 40 sewing machine needles and one INSPIRA® Needle Guide, which takes the guess work out of determining which machine needle to use for your project.

Available at participating HUSQVARNA VIKING® and PFAFF® authorized retailers

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/11:
What sewing notion or accessory could you NOT live without?

We want to congratulate mel.weismann on winning yesterday’s Lena Corwin’s PRINTNG BY HAND (STC Craft), fabric samples from Lena Corwin’s line and Field Notes notebooks to print on! 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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    Oct 20, 2011, 06.06 PMby hidngat39

    love my little bent scissors that making cutting close a breeze!

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    Dec 15, 2009, 11.25 PMby genevievehall

    My Grab-it magnetic pin cushion!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 01.58 AMby emmaneezer

    definitely my wrist pin cushion. Without it, I couldn’t sew a thing without leaving stick pins all over the place.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.09 PMby sugartown

    My new gathering foot. Gives all my skirts that extra kick!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 01.13 AMby befadee

    like so many who have posted before me… my seam ripper is crucial!!!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 12.48 AMby inaida

    I can¡t live without my shears or my seam ripper!!!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 09.42 PMby ipanda

    seam ripper…..I can’t be without at all..

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    Dec 11, 2009, 08.39 PMby supergirl2000

    A tape measure and square ruler – although before I got that I just used the tape measure and a big hardback book – so I think the tape measure wins.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 08.17 PMby jeansophie

    As the days become shorter, I am aware of how much I value good lighting, so my choice has to be the ott light that sits next to my sewing table.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 08.05 PMby typbarb

    I’m a new seamstress and I couldn’t live with my seam ripper.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 06.40 PMby yttappatty

    I use caulk a lot, but the seam ripper get a good work out also.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 06.24 PMby nimue

    Another vote for the seam-ripper as the most indispensable thing ever. This must be why I own so many of them.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 06.08 PMby smarciniak-1

    Scissors, seam guide, small hand sewing needles.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.59 PMby vheather5

    I could not live without my seam ripper. Unfortunately, as a beginner, it gets a lot of use!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.42 PMby zoe21

    rotary cutter!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.40 PMby edeben

    I have a pin cushion “ring” that is perfect for moving between the ironing board and sewing machine. My pins don’t end up in little piles everywhere.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.26 PMby Bobby Star

    My scissors are like my best friend. I couldn’t sew if I couldn’t cut out my pattern pieces. I also use them to push out corners when lining, or making collars. My machine doesn’t have a thread cutter, so I always have to have my scissors on hand. Other than my scissors, I love my iron. Makes hems that much easier! Projects go so much faster with an iron. In making a ton of Christmas presents this year I’ve been using one of those things that look like pliers and you squeeze to add snaps. Great tool, but I cannot remember what it’s called!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.18 PMby sugareater

    Pins and needles. I do use my seam ripper a lot, but I’ve also used the edge of a sharp pair of scissors for that; nothing replaces pins and needles!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.09 PMby rkindelspire

    Sadly, my seam ripper, though it doesn’t get as much use as it used to :)

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    Dec 11, 2009, 05.06 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    Hmmm….I can rip seams with a pin, cut with other items, sew without pins, OOOH I know what I can’t do without! My IRON!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.49 PMby birdie98

    I would have to agree with alot of the previous posts……my seam ripper.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.42 PMby fidel939

    Rotary cutter

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.37 PMby sewbella

    Best sewing tool; My rotary cutter, it’s easy and so fast!!!!!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.34 PMby joellemarie

    Because I am still learning… my seam ripper!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.14 PMby marylou86

    Pattern weights, seam ripper, and zipper foot.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.07 PMby pookiejmcgrath

    my long pins! they come to my aid a lot when pinning fabric.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 03.59 PMby aohtee

    I could not live without my hand sewing needles. From simple button replacement to couture finishing on my garments, I use them almost as much as my sewing machine needles.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 03.52 PMby skwarynia

    super sharp scissors!:)

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    Dec 11, 2009, 03.50 PMby sewist

    Having the supply of needles would help finish those last minute xmas gifts.

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    Dec 11, 2009, 03.50 PMby mahaila

    my scissors!

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