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Book Giveaway – The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts

Dec 23, 2009
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The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt features over 700 colorful photos and step by step instructions.

Ribbon can enhance almost any craft project, making it unique and fabulous. In The Complete Photo Guide to Ribbon Crafts, Elaine Schmidt provides a variety of ribbon crafting techniques to help add that “extra something” to any crafting project.

In this book from Creative Publishing International, Elaine Schmidt provides readers with 700 color photographs to step them through a variety of ribbon craft projects such as bow-making, accessorizing, and embellishing.

Schmidt starts by explaining the history of ribbon–did you know that ribbons are one of the oldest materials used for embellishment and decoration? Then, she moves on to describe various types of ribbon, such as taffeta, satin, and jacquard.

The real fun begins when Schmidt explains how to incorporate ribbon into a variety of crafting projects. There are more than 20 different types of bows alone that can enhance crafts, gifts, and accessories. If you seek more creative endeavors, there are also instuctions for how to crete ribbon flowers, trims, and tassels, and even ribbon accessories for your hair, shoes, and jewlery.

In Ribbon Crafts, Schmidt shows how fun and easy ribbon projects can be, and the possibilities are endless. Each project can be creative and unique, and these projects are meant to inspire creativity among children, teenagers, and adults. Anyone seeking to add some personality or individuality to a crafting project wiill definitely enjoy this book.

To enter to win a copy of the book, FIRST CHANGE YOUR AVATAR associated with your Threads ID from one of our stock images to one of your own. It can be a picture of you, something you made, or even an illustration. If you already have an avatar with an original image, you can enter the drawing now by simply leaving a comment.

To change your avatar, click on “My Threads” above. Next, click on “Edit My Settings” in the upper right corner of the window. Then, click “Change Your Profile Image” and upload the image of your choice from your computer. The image can be up to 4 MB or 1,200 pixels.

To enter the drawing, leave a comment displaying your new avatar.

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline—11:59 pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2009—and you could be one of the TWO lucky winners who will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, December 31st.

Good luck!

 

 

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  1. LucyJane June 29th

    This is for the lady who is making the ribbon yoke for the woman with uneven shoulders. Why not put an appropriate shoulder pan on the low shoulder to bring it up to the level of the other shoulder? Just a thought. I know this was listed a long time ago and I hope the person rereads the comments.

  2. User avater samlilypepper June 14th

    My favourite way to spend a rainy day is to sew - clothes for my grandchildren, toys, costumes, home decor - depending on whatever mood I'm in that day. I love to find new crafting ideas, and now my granddaughters are old enough to learn, we enjoy spending time crafting together.

  3. User avater squigglytwigs February 1st

    I just got a serger this summer. This book would be so helpful.

  4. User avater lizathome January 2nd

    Hope I win the book after the trouble I went to to get the new picture posted! It does look like a very useful and interesting book.

  5. User avater paddyscar December 30th

    Hello! I'm always up for new ideas, so this book would be much appreciated. For Minnesota7, if no one's answered how you change your avatar - go to https://www.threadsmagazine.com/user/login - towards the right top of the screen, you can change your profile, which allows you to then choose/change your avatar.

    Hope you manage to do it on time to enter the draw. Will send you a message, so you might just make it!

    Frances

  6. Minnesota7 December 30th

    I would love to see this book! However, I have spent 15 minutes on this site and I am unable to find out how to change or add an avatar! Please let others in on the secret of how to find this information! Thanks.

  7. girlcook December 30th

    What a treat for a 56 year old chick who is looking for ways to learn new tricks!

  8. girlcook December 30th

    I would like this book because I have never worked with ribbons! I received a book on felting jewelry as a gift(never done that before) and a book on ribbons will just keep my mind humming all next year! What a treat for a 56 year old chick who is looking for ways to learn new tricks!

  9. sweetrsyl December 30th

    Ribbons are my passion! This book would help me come up with new and interesting ways of using my stash! Good luck everyone!

  10. NormaM December 30th

    Have wanted to work with ribbons for quite awhile. This would be a good way to start the new year!

  11. User avater AuntNonnie December 30th

    A new book for the New Year would be a fun way to start off 2010!!

  12. dacethedark December 30th

    There is nothing more wonderfull than working with ribbon.

  13. User avater jfsutherland December 30th

    ribbon crafting looks like a fun new project to get me thru the cold winter months. Also would be fun to add to gifts for my new grand daughter.

  14. User avater bunnyflower December 30th

    Woo, here's my new avatar! And I love the ribbons idea. :)

  15. User avater LuzCriativa December 30th

    I love ribbons and all about sewing and patchwork.
    This book is great. I would love to win this book.
    I could learn news things and make lots things.

  16. User avater auschick December 29th

    Ooh, looks like a great book!

  17. User avater DeliaB December 29th

    Me! Me! Me! I wanna win this book!

  18. User avater geoferr December 29th

    Love miniatures and ribbons make the best costumes for them.

  19. User avater naomikatepp December 29th

    Goodness there are a lot of people (besides me :-) )who hope to win this book. Good luck to everyone, and happy holidays.

  20. User avater ceeshell December 29th

    I have lots of ribbons that are here because they are pretty. if I got this book I could learn to do something nice with them.

  21. User avater AnnSewsOn December 29th

    Thanks for the push to update my profile! Getting back in the sewing saddle after a long drought. Love ribbons.

  22. User avater D_zines December 29th

    Me too !

  23. User avater tamilyn December 29th

    This book looks lovely! I would love, love, love to learn how to do ribbon embroidery and use it to embellish the bridesmaids dresses I am making for my daughter's wedding in 2010! Good luck to everyone, but, mostly to me! =)

  24. nistawoman December 29th

    I have always loved using ribbon- this would make a wonderful addition to my library

  25. User avater SueMoMo December 29th

    I love to use ribbon on everything!!

  26. User avater LissaLMac December 29th

    This looks like something my daughter would love to do. Just need to find a good sale on ribbon. :-)

  27. User avater Out_West December 29th

    Would love this book. Always looking for ideas and fun things to do with my 4-H sewing group!

  28. User avater dancemaven December 29th

    Would give me additional options for creating the embellishments for tutus! Looks like a book with a lot to offer.

  29. User avater loonlakelady December 29th

    There's no better way to start the new year than with inspirations for new projects (or even better yet, an add-on that will finish that UFO that just needs a few more details).
    This book looks like just the inspiration I need for 2010!

  30. User avater horsefly December 29th

    What a great way to take mundane and make the extraordinary!!!

  31. User avater showmequilter December 29th

    I am always looking for new ways to embellish clothing or other fabric creations. Ribbon seems like a easy way to create a new look and a new book is always welcomed

  32. User avater MissPat December 29th

    "Pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue," How much fun would a new craft be for 2010!

  33. User avater JulieK1953 December 29th

    I love ribbons and would love to add this book to my collection.

  34. User avater k1p1k2p2 December 29th

    love ribbon crafts!!!

  35. poppysquash2 December 29th

    Sometimes I wonder how I ever create what I think about without detailed books. I've been trying to make silk flowers for ever and somehow the backs always come away something less than professional looking. I think this book could be the clincher. I've got rolls and rolls of the most beautiful hand-dyed bias silks that WILL look beautiful someday This could add to my repetoire!....
    Poppysquash in MA

  36. User avater fashionista29 December 29th

    I've stopped buying fabric because of space requirements but I always have room for one more book!

  37. User avater sewfun4me December 29th

    This looks like a fabulous book! I'd love to know how to manipulate ribbon into beautiful flowers!!

  38. User avater mfendley December 29th

    I would love to have this book since I have the ribbon, just need to know what to do with it. I selected this avatar because this design goes back to my teenage years. I started an applique quilt all those years ago of this design and now forty years later almost have it finished!

  39. jayejoyce December 29th

    I'm always looking for new ways to create. Ribbon has always excited me with its possibilities.

  40. User avater a1bestmidwest December 29th

    Flowers make everyone feel happier. And to learn how to make them with ribbon. Wow!!!

  41. User avater rosemaryschild December 29th

    I luv ribbons! I luv Threads!

  42. User avater rosemaryschild December 29th

    I luv ribbons! I luv Threads!

  43. User avater LadyMel December 29th

    Looks like an interesting book! Thank you for entering me into the contest!

  44. Sewshable1 December 29th

    Granddaughter in brand new avatar would love to be the recipient of things I could make from this book!!!

  45. User avater samlilypepper December 29th

    Wow! Now this sounds like the best ribbon reference. Like all of these entrants, I'd love to win this book - for myself and for new ideas to teach my granddaughters.

  46. bbsewing December 29th

    Just when I think I have made everything possible with ribbon and by adding ribbon, there's a book with more. I'm sure it'll be in my library soon either by winning or buying. It looks fabulous with ideas.

  47. User avater homeecdiva December 29th

    I enjoy all kinds of ribbons and would like to learn more ways to add them to projects.

  48. User avater naomiandtom December 29th

    I'd love to have this book to learn things to do with beautiful ribbons.

  49. User avater GryS December 29th

    Always interested in a good book on techniques.

  50. User avater guerine December 29th

    I have sooo many reels (sp) of ribbon. This would be a wonderful book to have. Thanks!!!

  51. User avater yarnaddicted December 29th

    Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway - Thanks!

  52. User avater Mirja December 29th

    Looks like a fun book.

  53. User avater Bionicbodger December 29th

    You know - this is really naughty - one of my New Year's resolutions is to finish what I've started, and then something like this comes up - a real Must Have! All these UFO's and then THIS BOOK - I Want it, I Need it, I Must Have it... Well, I think so, anyway, and it would look rather good on the table, and I would finish some UFO's before I get started on ribbon projects, just as soon as I've finished looking through the book - I promise...
    bionicbodger in sunny but chilly western France

  54. User avater kkarena December 29th

    I would love this book It would give me new ideas for myself and something to teach a group of ladies i have that like to learn new things. I would like to share it with the children at the boys and girls club who like to learn to make something that they can give as a gift.

  55. ustabahippie December 29th

    My New Year's sewing resolution will be to finish all the projects I have cut out over the last year! They are all neatly packaged in zip-lock bags with thread and pattern pieces cut out and altered! Now if I can just get motivated to sew for myself!
    I'd love to win this book too. I have recently gotten interested in Origami and other paper crafts. Ribbon craft would be a great way to make embellishments for clothing.
    Good luck to me!

  56. User avater seticat December 29th

    It looks like a wonderful book and would be a great resource on learning some new techniques.

  57. User avater beensewingfor50years December 29th

    I try to learn something new every day. This book sounds like it would take care of many days.

  58. User avater MegiFog December 29th

    Life can be so funny!
    I'd just finished creating my first ever silk ribbon flower, without a pattern or real clue how to even start. Somehow it turned out pretty nicely so I will probably use it to make a headband or sweater embellishment for one of my girls. As soon as finished, I decided to check my Email and what do I find but this book! What a coincidence.I would LOVE to find out how a real pro goes about tackling these types of projects!!

  59. User avater howdah December 29th

    I love crafting and embellishing with ribbons. This book looks like it would be helpful.

  60. User avater ShiningStar December 29th

    This book looks interesting. I haven't thought much about everything I could do with ribbon.

  61. User avater agent0 December 29th

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. My avatar is a pic of a wedding cake my mother (in her 80's!) made for her grandson's wedding fall 2009. Yes, folks that's a waterfall in the cake!!! It was an absolutely beautiful cake! Agent0 out.

  62. User avater janna45 December 29th

    Great book. Thanks for giving this opportunity to get a copy.

  63. User avater JaniceAnnette December 28th

    How exciting! I just today bought some supplies to begin some ribbon projects I got from the Library. This book would be just perfect for me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  64. User avater rdarne December 28th

    rdarne writes:
    I would love to have a book on ribbon because I have alot of ribbon but I need help with idea to use it up. I do some craft but I like ribbon to make craft. I like unique idea in craft some that is a challenge to only in my mind. I am retired andwould like to do something different and sharewith my friend. thanks for a great contest with abook of idea for craft.

  65. User avater sewinggal1 December 28th

    Wow! 161 comments, I guess anyone would love to have this book for their sewing library. I know I would, I just love ribbon roses. I wonder what other projects it has?

  66. User avater Amybridelmit December 28th

    I am interested in learning about the different kinds of ribbon and how to work with it.

  67. User avater swerner9 December 28th

    This would be a great book in any library - particularly mine!

  68. User avater Prayerlady December 28th

    This book would be put to immediate use as I seek to teach the younger women in my church crafts, quilting, and using their creative gifts. Making and giving crafts a person has made with their own hands is a joy. W
    hen shopping, I cannot resist beautiful ribbons that are available.

  69. User avater pandasmom December 28th

    Would love to add this to my library. I could learn to do a lot more with the ribbons I have, and be inspired.

  70. User avater KatyBrush December 28th

    This would be a book I would love to add to my library!

  71. User avater SewJoe December 28th

    Love ribbon, hope I win this book.

  72. User avater teariana December 28th

    I am in desperate need of some large ribbon ideas, I received a beautiful silk comforter from a friend after the dry cleaner ruined the areas where the comforter is secured through all layers I found some beautiful matching ribbon that will easily cover the area but the only patterns I have are for smaller ribbons my ribbon is about 1 1/2 inches in width. So far the only ideas I have been able to come up with are either rosettes, too small, or lengths of the ribbon sewn with the edges frayed, the comforter is burgundy and a greenish gold whereas the ribbon is greenish gold with burgundy as the weft.

  73. User avater Fluteplayer7 December 28th

    My daughter loves ribbons! And I love sewing with them : )

  74. User avater goldens December 28th

    Looks like a great book - and I love learning new things!

  75. gavismom December 28th

    Before its demise a year or two ago, I looked forward to my annual pilgrimage to Wright's factory outlet in Sturbridge, MA, where I collected something close to (my substantial) weight in ribbons! I've never minded my absurd stash, but this book looks like a natural way to help me trim it down--so now I'll *keep* a New Year's resolution! ;}

  76. User avater vickster07 December 28th

    This looks just like my kind of book! I already have a box of ribbon just waiting to be used! And with a granddaughter ready to arrive in less than 2 months, I would have just the use for it!

  77. Daphania December 28th

    I just got a new sewing machine from Santa and I think that book would give me some great ways to break it in. How fun and thanks for the opportunity. I love your magazine and enjoy trying many of the different patterns.

  78. User avater creativewench December 28th

    I have some lovely hand dyed ribbon that I couldn't resist at the Houston Quilt show this past October...but what to do with it?? I could use this book! ;-0

  79. User avater computergrandma December 28th

    This looks like so much fun! If I don't win it, I know I will buy it.

  80. User avater Miira December 28th

    I used to love to make beaded flowers and decor, and flowers with ribbon and double sided crepe paper. This book looks very fresh and modern.

  81. User avater BuddhaMom December 28th

    I do ribbon embroidery and would love this book!

  82. hotdotyuki December 28th

    What a treat it would be to win the book! Love the chance to learn something new. The book looks like it could fill the bill.

  83. User avater ArtistandSew December 28th

    This sounds like a great book. I am a learn-by-seeing person, so with 700 photos in the book, I shouldn't have any trouble understanding the directions for the projects inside.

  84. User avater buzzard115 December 28th

    This book would be a wonderful new world to me.

  85. User avater megsbyte December 28th

    Such a beautiful book. This book would really come in handy preparing for my son's wedding.

  86. User avater Artwear December 28th

    Just the little bit I saw of the book is sparking ideas. Can't wait to get my hands on the whole book!

  87. User avater embroiderall December 28th

    Oh how I need this book! There's tons of ribbons in this house and they're all sitting in boxes and boxes. They were so beautiful I just HAD to buy them! They were calling to me!!! If I only had a book to give me creative ideas using these ribbons...
    lolololololol

  88. MHMB December 28th

    I wanted to try again since my new 'avatar' was not loaded with my last comment.

  89. User avater threadsrw December 28th

    This book would open a whole new world of crafting for me. I would love to win.

  90. User avater Iffa December 28th

    Trying to expand my decorating skills and I hope ribbon would be easier on my ancient fingers.

  91. User avater fabartist2000 December 28th

    I would love to try Ribbon Crafts. I've been into fabric and fiber and trim for years.

  92. MHMB December 28th

    This looks like a wonderful book! I would love a copy!

  93. creativity December 28th

    Please........Thank you!

  94. CSavvy December 28th

    Love ribbon crafts and would love to have this book.

  95. User avater 48x32 December 28th

    Always looking for inspiration

  96. User avater jeauxdi December 28th

    Ribbon is one of my weaknesses and this book looks like it has so many fun things inside! I'd love to win it!

  97. victoria_is December 28th

    I would love to win this book and add it to my collection of sewing and crafting books!

  98. User avater maria_h December 28th

    I do agree with with you ForeverSewing! I could never have enough books too add to my crafting library, and this one seems like a nice addition. My husband thinks I go overboard. When I'm in the creative mood, I pore through my books and pick out a project. Thank you.

  99. User avater ForeverSewing December 28th

    One can never have enough books to spark creativity! Thanks for giving me the chance to win this book.

  100. User avater ktkatherine December 28th

    This book looks fantastic! I would love to own it!

  101. User avater ScarletCleopatra December 28th

    This looks like a fun book and yet another craft I can start :-)

  102. User avater kasellkreations December 28th

    I love ribbon! Would love to win this book.

  103. User avater bandsarge December 28th

    This book looks very interesting and creative. I would love to win it so I can make the embellishments and the other lovely craft outlined.

  104. User avater Dolilulu December 28th

    I would love to add this book to my collection. My 9 yr old Grandaughter just showed me how to make ribbon roses - she would love the inspiration in this book.

  105. User avater bessiefrances December 28th

    My new avatar is a photo of a tunic I made for my grand-daughter this Christmas. The beard for Santa is made from the tracing of her hand. I would love to win this book, I'm always looking for new things to try when it comes to sewing and crafting.

  106. Mummsie December 28th

    EEWWWW!!! Even the cover looks so DELICIOUS!! I can imagine how the inside looks. What a nice "Tropical Wake-Up" for the Winter months. Would be so fab to win.

  107. User avater JLynnC December 28th

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing and craft library.

  108. User avater Norberella December 28th

    Ribbon history and creative inspiration ... this book if for me!

  109. User avater Norberella December 28th

    Ribbon history and creative ideas! This book is for me.

  110. gram52 December 28th

    I would love to with this book maybe it would help me to be more creative

  111. User avater sewvery December 28th

    miles & miles of ribbon awaiting to be transformed. Pick me please!

  112. User avater peej2 December 28th

    I've done some ribbon work, but if I won this book, I would be able to do so much more.
    Good luck to all and happy to be part of the group.

  113. User avater Sillybutt2 December 28th

    Cheers to whom ever wins the book. I have loved working with ribbons for many years, especially Silk Bias ribbon, it makes the most beautiful flowers.
    Thanks,
    Janet

  114. User avater Sillybutt2 December 28th

    Cheers to whom ever wins the book. I have loved working with ribbons for many years, especially Silk Bias ribbon, it makes the most beautiful flowers.
    Thanks,
    Janet

  115. User avater kimimaginethat December 28th

    Well, this comment is a first for me. It looks like the book holds a lot of fun, new things to do.

  116. User avater Lexusiasis December 28th

    Ok, Let's take ribbon to the limit. Consider the Bruce Willis movie "The Fifth Element". Just for fun.

  117. User avater MarielF December 28th

    My Grandmother taught me how to make ribbon flowers as a child. I had sort of forgotten about it until a few years ago. Then I swung right into making lots of things with ribbons. It became my passion.

    Now, I need some new inspiration. This book, I believe, would do that for sure.

  118. User avater tqcathy December 28th

    I've been collecting ribbons for years, just knowing I'd need them someday - help me put them to good use!!!!!!

  119. textilewizard December 28th

    This looks like a truly inspirational book - I would love to win it and pass on the inspiration to my students in Swansea College, South Wales.

  120. User avater SallySew December 28th

    I would love to win this book to further ribbon knowledge!

  121. infcont December 28th

    Hard to imagine 700 projects with ribbons!!! It would be a fun challenge!

  122. Jane7 December 28th

    This looks like a great book. Would love to own it.

  123. User avater ChicCouture December 28th

    I got to thumb through this book briefly at a show, it is a wonderful book!
    I do some ribbon work for clients, but would really love to take my work to the next level!

    Now, I'm using ribbons woven together to make a shoulder yoke for a client with very uneven shoulders. Fabric has not worked, because it BOTH lays badly, and looks clearly uneven. I'm hoping the woven ribbons will drape over her shoulder more smoothly, and also really hide the unevenness.

  124. User avater Nimmy December 28th

    I hope you like my new avatar. The love of my life. The book looks really interesting. I'd love to own it. - Nimmy

  125. User avater silkflowerlady December 28th

    What I could do with this book. I am always looking for something new to try and I have not done much with ribbon. My mother used to work with ribbon all the time. She made the most fund Christmas packages. It was more fun to see what she had created on the box than it was to see what was in it. There used to be a kind of ribbon that you could wet and it stuck to itself. She could do some really cool things with this ribbon. She had an instruction book that showed you how to layer it and twist it and make all sorts of pictures and shapes. I have not seen it in a long time and am not sure they even make it anymore. I am wondering if this ribbon book would have this in it. Good luck to all of you who have entered. Too bad only two people can win!

  126. User avater tarragon December 28th

    I would love to win this book. I love ribbon and would love to know how to use it better.

  127. User avater SEWendy December 28th

    Looks like a fun book and I'd love to win it.

  128. User avater Dovebar December 28th

    My practice is to reconsider, reuse and recycle -- every piece of ribbon no matter the size. I may need it someday; don't let it go to waste!

  129. User avater Winediva124 December 28th

    Working with ribbons is a wonderful way to embellish a project. I'd like to see what other ways to do this.

  130. meme40 December 28th

    I have so much ribbon to make things, but didn't know what to make! This book would inspire me to create so many useful items for gifts and gift wrap accessories. I would love to be able to learn more about uses for ribbon and teach my elderly friends how to create ribbon items as well.

  131. User avater Oraya December 28th

    This looks like a book brimming with inspiration! Would be lovely to be lucky.....

  132. User avater clairezbo December 28th

    there is nothing more feminine than ribbon on a dress or blouse

  133. User avater gumbiecat December 28th

    This book brings to mind a cotton dress made for me long ago by my mother with fabric from my grandmother. It was printed with buttons and ribbon bows, and I loved it! (The old song "Buttons and Bows" just came to mind.) You can imagine how proud I was to wear that dress to school (second grade) with a matching ribbon tied around the rubber band on my pony tail. Thank you for evoking such a lovely memory!!

  134. User avater Skyblue712 December 28th

    I'd love to have this book. The projects look fun and my ribbon box is full of treasures waiting to be used.

  135. Peagreen255 December 28th

    I have a large collection of ribbon and ribbon scraps. This book would help me use it up.

  136. User avater RUTHIE49 December 28th

    WOW!! Looks like I am not the only one interested in this wonderful book! I have been teaching my daughters how to sew and this would be a great addition to my library.

  137. User avater grmacary December 28th

    What a lovely book! Sewing with ribbons is such a wonderful addition to so many projects. I have a collection of ribbons old and new! This could be a wonderful way to start using them!

  138. User avater Katys_Mom December 28th

    This book looks like fun, and the contest is fun.
    Thanks, Threads and Taunton Press!

  139. User avater drbrown December 28th

    The book would be useful in various crafts -- garments, quilting, home dec. Looks like a great resource to make use of the many ribbon pieces I have packed away. Would love to win it.

  140. nancerh December 28th

    I love the look of ribbon in my sewing projects. This book would be sooo much help in using my stash of ribbons I have collected through the years.

  141. User avater EEOlson December 28th

    I would love to win this book! I have ribbon but no idea what to do with it all. This book would help me. I would like to try ribbon embroidery and will go out and buy a pattern and ribbon, right away. I think making ribbon flower pins would be nice gifts to give. Pick me, pick me.

  142. User avater bfavorite December 28th

    I love using fabric ribbon in my sewing and quilting projects. This book could give me lots of new ideas.

  143. User avater ZBWonderWoman December 28th

    I love, love, Love embellishment techniques. I've been a fashion designer, sewist who created luscious things in all sizes, a costumer and the kid who introduced her family to the joy of the gusset. All things considered, the gusset speech was memorable if only for the looks on mother-sister's faces when I demonstrated how to adjust rise without questionable language, tears or promises to diet.

    Threads feeds my fevered addiction to fabric construction. It's a big job, but Threads makes it easy.

  144. User avater Pohnpei December 28th

    new to threads! would love the ribbons book. Feel totally clueless when it comes to crafting ribbon designs.

  145. User avater iluvthimbles December 28th

    700 color photos! I am impressed. This would be a treasured addition to my sewing library. And I agree that this contest is a great way to get members to update their avatar! Thanks Threads!

  146. User avater jarrett91 December 28th

    I have lots of ribbon from my Mother's sewing room which I now have. This book looks like it would help me to use some of it.

  147. User avater Kabo December 28th

    I love to work with silk ribbon! It is great to incorporate into my needleturn applique projects. Ribbon adds wonderful dimension to a project. Would love to own it!

  148. User avater RV_Heidi December 28th

    This looks like it would be sew much fun, good ideas for my ribbon stash... good reason to go shopping for more!

  149. User avater RV_Heidi December 28th

    This looks like it would be sew much fun, good ideas for my ribbon stash... good reason to go shopping for more!

  150. User avater Judyta December 28th

    What a timely giveaway ! I have just started really getting into crafting with ribbon, which to me, is stepping up to another level above crewel embroidery. All the textures and designs are endless and mind-boggling ! I LOVE the website as a newcomer and look forward to lots of ideas here. Happy Holidays and a Blessed 2010. Pittsburgh has had a white (but safe) Christmas. Prayers for all you folks in the Mid-West !

  151. User avater Judyta December 28th

    What a timely giveaway ! I have just started really getting into crafting with ribbon, which to me, is stepping up to another level above crewel embroidery. All the textures and designs are endless and mind-boggling ! I LOVE the website as a newcomer and look forward to lots of ideas here. Happy Holidays and a Blessed 2010. Pittsburgh has had a white (but safe) Christmas. Prayers for all you folks in the Mid-West !

  152. User avater AJsews December 28th

    I've always loved ribbon but I've never known how to incorporate it into my projects.

  153. User avater pkyocom December 28th

    This looks like a great book, I would love, love, love to win it. I could incorporate the ribbons into my embroidery.

  154. User avater sewveryhappy December 28th

    This would be great as I bought out a crafts store ribbon and button supply some time ago.

    It made me think of the Doris Day song, "Buttons and Bows"

  155. User avater angenico December 28th

    Everyday/week I try learning some new especially crafting thing and showing it to my children, this book looks like a wonderful addition to the knowledge building books that we use!

  156. judystolz December 28th

    Looks like fun for projects with my 6year old granddaughter -- she loves crafts of all kinds!

  157. unwrittenmelody December 28th

    I'm always looking for new projects that will be incredibly fun to learn! This book would be so fun to win! :)

  158. redlum December 28th


    This would be a great addition to my library

  159. User avater gmarshpchef December 28th

    I would love to win this book to add some additional 'touches' to the various type Santas I make!

  160. User avater lottawork December 28th

    I'm always looking for new ideas and would love to find some new ones here. It looks very interesting.

  161. User avater SEWeaver December 28th

    Just what I need another craft to inspire me.....

  162. User avater 10isdzinr December 28th

    I am looking for new projects to keep me entertained on these long winter days. I would love to win this book!

  163. User avater Sewingtrekker December 28th

    What a fun way to have a contest for a great book.

  164. Geru December 28th

    I want to try this in old kimono fabric.

  165. User avater Solitaire01 December 28th

    I love all sorts of crafts to keep my hands busy and happy.

  166. User avater celticangel December 28th

    I would love to win this book. I really like learning new things. This book looks so good.

  167. User avater lauchlen December 28th

    Oh, isn't this book fabulous! I'd love to have it so I could add embellishments to the dress I'm going to make for my mom when she goes on her cruise end of January. Wouldn't she be surprised to see ribbon-work!

  168. User avater peggyann212 December 28th

    I love working with ribbon, mostly in our floral business. But I keep a stash at home too!

  169. User avater squigglytwigs December 28th

    This book looks wonderful. My daugther and I could have so much fun with it.

  170. User avater suefish December 28th

    Hi - I have been doing more baking than sewing, but I am determined (!!) in 2010 to compolete some of the clothing that I have already purchased fabric & patterns et., for...

  171. User avater gusher999 December 28th

    I would love this book. Always looking for new ideas.

  172. User avater kbarolane December 28th

    I would love to embellish my children's clothing using this book.

  173. User avater dlipsky December 28th

    I would really love to win this book! It looks like a great book!

  174. User avater Karne December 28th

    This looks like a wonderful book - I sure would love to have it for my very own :) Ribbons are a lot of fun - I'm learning to use them in heirloom sewing. Thanks for offering it.

  175. User avater bowlady December 28th

    I would love the book - we love working with ribbon!!

  176. User avater tazmotor December 28th

    Looks like a terrific book. I'm always looking for new ways to embellish my projects.

  177. Runa December 28th

    I'd love to win this book. I have several spools of ribbon waiting to be turned into something beautiful.

  178. loveorlando December 28th

    I love art to wear - and this book would be the most wonderful addition to my collection of craft books. When you see me in a terrific new garment, you'll say "She won that terrific Ribbon book", and you'd be right!!

  179. User avater Jane_K December 28th

    this is fun. Looking forward to more information and help.

  180. lheck1108 December 28th

    Sure would love to win one of these books too. The book looks like it would be so useful to get to use up some of the ribbons and get to buy some more. Nothing like a fabricaholic, we collect anything dealing with THREADS!
    Linda. Lakeland, Fl.

  181. User avater Nettie14 December 28th

    I just would love to win this book!

  182. User avater LiaMe December 28th

    The roses so look so real and no thorns. It would be fun to make them since they don't grow well in my climate. They'd be perfect for a small gifts.

  183. User avater Charliejo December 28th

    Would love to win this book. Wonder if the ribbon vest from many, many years ago is in it? This picture is my sewing room! Yes, piles of mending and projects to complete! This is the year I shall conquer the piles!!

  184. User avater Bellbird December 28th

    I love ribbons and have saved a box full of them over the years. I would love to have this book to give some inspiration to use them in creative ways.

  185. User avater casachavez December 28th

    If I win this book, I plan to give it to my sewing sister who is an avid crazy quilter. But then, once I see the book, maybe .....

  186. User avater aunty_em December 28th

    This would be GREAT!!! I've started doing more crafts with my grandkids. It would give more for my granddaughter and I to do.

  187. User avater casachavez December 28th

    If I won this book, it would be given to my sewing buddy as a gift as she is an avid crazy quilter ... but then, once I see it, well ......

  188. User avater melissah December 28th

    I have a new Avatar!!!! Would love this book!!!

  189. User avater ochosi December 28th

    Ribbons make the most beautiful accents to many things. I've used them as package decorations, corsages, and woven into a piece of fabric. Winning this book would expand my use of ribbon by quite a bit.

  190. felinophilemom December 28th

    What a delightful way to use so many ribbons that I inherited from my mothers boxes of sewing projects. I never knew that there was such an art.

  191. User avater Emland December 28th

    Looks like a great book.

  192. User avater rownsew December 28th

    how fun! thanks for the offer!

  193. December27 December 28th

    I hope I win--I want to make the pansies!

  194. User avater ReginaLV December 28th

    Yes, please. I have a ballgown needs sprays of flowers and leaves.

  195. User avater mannebanana December 28th

    I really love ribbons and buy them offten. I would be nice to take some of my collection and actually MAKE something of them. : )

  196. User avater sunrainor December 28th

    Looks like a fun book to have with lots to explore and spark the imagination!

  197. bakingmomma December 28th

    I would be thrilled to own this book!

  198. dougsquestions December 28th

    Ribbon projects galore. Does this mean I would actually have to USE some of my stash?

  199. User avater alidmc December 28th

    This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!

  200. User avater alidmc December 28th

    This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!

  201. User avater alidmc December 28th

    This book would be a lovely addition to my stash!!

  202. User avater missdeb1 December 28th

    I love crafting and this book looks like it would be so
    much fun.

  203. User avater Igraine December 28th

    I have a HUGE collection of ribbons - of various lengths and widths, this book is an inspiration to turn my stash into wonderful gifts for friends and family.... I might even keep some for me!

  204. User avater mshelgs December 28th

    Oooh I can just see my ribbon stash becoming lovely embellishments for just about anything. Would love to have this book in my library.

  205. User avater lpenninger December 28th

    Hope I win! I have a big bag of saved ribbon scraps just dying to be used.

  206. User avater mirela December 28th

    That looks like a great book!

  207. User avater peacebypiece7 December 28th

    I have made some ribbon roses but would like more ideas. The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts looks like it has lots of those! Thanks for the contest.

  208. User avater Stoltzfus December 28th

    I am currently teaching myself to create ribbon bows for the hair and also as pins for wearing on clothing.

  209. User avater digitaldiva December 28th

    ...always on the lookout for new crafts to try!

  210. User avater marygreenfield December 28th

    I love ribbons, and would love a great source of ideas on how better to use it!

  211. User avater LaurieJ December 28th

    Wow, what a fun book!

  212. User avater urangbandung December 28th

    I think ribbon is just for kids, can ribbon be use for adult clothes and accessories? I hope this book will give me some tips and ideas about that.

  213. User avater jeannearis December 27th

    Embellishments can make the garment! And ribbon can be simple or complex. I'd love to win this book.

  214. User avater sewsavvy December 26th

    Sounds like a wonderful book! Would love to win it and start ribbon crafting ASAP!

  215. User avater WickedStepmother December 26th

    I love working with ribbons and I would love to win this book!

  216. sewsanista December 24th

    The Complete Guide to Ribbon Crafts by Elaine Schmidt sounds wonderful! I especially like that it has 700 pictures. I have never been able to make good-looking bows. I would love to try making flowers from ribbon.

  217. User avater sew_darn_cute December 24th

    looks like a great book!
    ribbons always make everything
    look so special...

  218. User avater Luxiraj December 24th

    I have loads of ribbons in my stash. Have a kind of fetish for them. Would be more than glad to have this book. Oh god pick me!

  219. User avater Ephemeral_Fortress December 23rd

    That looks really cool.

  220. User avater SherryJ December 23rd

    Looks like a lovely book. You can never have enough ribbons!

  221. User avater CarolynJH December 23rd

    This looks like a great book. Maybe I could use up some of my ribbon stash!

  222. User avater HUNGRYmama December 23rd

    Please may EYE have this RIBBON CRAFTS book? My three children would forever be in your debt for the wealth of lil ribbon pretties they would be adorned with! EYE looove ribbon flowers.....and a whole book-full would be like acquiring an instant garden!

  223. User avater NHale December 23rd

    This book looks like fun, and I just bought lots of organza ribbon....

  224. Kyrielle December 23rd

    This looks like a great book!

  225. User avater WillaMcNeill December 23rd

    Love wonderful ribbons. This would be great fun to use. I make lots of small quilted items and the book would help give inspiration for embellishing.

  226. User avater Hyacinth19 December 23rd

    I would love to win this book! I could use in the classroom where I teach fashion design & clothing construction at a college in Tucson, Arizona!

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