Embroidery 101: Embroidery Library Building

With the embroidery machines of today I really can not think of a better time to be alive! Anyone can create amazingly professional customized gifts in a jiff. Machine embroidery allows for one to be creative to any level. No matter the artist you can create original...

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Marking

Marking tools come in a variety of different colors and materials. As I teacher I know it can all be confusing for a first time stitcher. Never fear! I will show you which of the marking tools is proper for your project depending materials.   [easyazon_link...

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Quilt Piecing 101

Quilt piecing can be the most rewarding and yet challenging part when starting your quilt. Now that you have your design chosen and your pieces cut you are ready to start. For this blog I will be using a squares pattern for reference, like a checkerboard quilt. The...

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Rotary Cutting Mats

Rotary cutting mats are a must needed tool for rotary cutting. Cutting mats are the base to your cutting project. The mat keeps fabric from slipping, and protecting the project surface from damage, all while keeping the blade sharper longer. In the world of rotary...

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Free Motion Quilting

The art and meditative nature can be addicting. Having all of the control right at the tips of your fingers, guiding the fabric, watching the repetition of the needle up and down. Beautiful, however it does require a little set up, I’m here to help. Setting Up Your...

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A Formula for Quilting Design with Ease

Designing a quilt doesn’t require a degree in design, just a few basics tips to keep you on track effortlessly. The first question for every quilter is how should I go about designing my quilt? This is a great question, and the answer depends upon the recipient in...

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Keepsake Quilting

Keepsake quilting is one of the most heartwarming types of crafts. The name itself is one of remembrance and importance.   So how would we define keepsake quilting? Keepsake quilting is the process of making a quilt for someone that will serve as a memento of that...

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Everything You Need to Know About Quilting

Quilting can be quite the combination of style and precision, art and engineering. A task that can be quite an arduous one if left unattended.  With so many choices and products in the world of quilting, it can be hard to know just where to begin without spending an...

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All About The Rotary Cutter

A rotary cutter, not only can cut perfectly straight lines with ease but you can also cut through many layers of fabric at the same time, all with great accuracy. Now there are many rotary cutting brands out there, so here; The top 3 criteria for a good rotary blade....

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Grain Line

Learn more about how to intimately know the fabrics which you are so closely working.

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No Stress Quilting

Let’s face it with every craft project there is one, or many, steps to completion that we are just dreading. I personally love to quilt, and I tell others that when asked, but truly The part I most enjoy, is the piecing of the top, the finishing, becomes...

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Quilt Batting: Types & Uses

The world of quilt batting is all so simple in nature, add layers of fiber to keep one warm and wrap with cotton to make a quilt. Now a days though the numerous manufacturers and types can almost be overwhelming. First you want to decide how your cover is...

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Speed Quilting

If quilting is your forte, but the 1-year project timeline is not, I give you some simple ways to speed quilt your way to success with less than half the time of many designs. One way I love to speed quilt is to do a recurring technique, I call; two by...

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Lining

Why do we line garments? Lining a garment or project is one of a few ways we can finish the edge of a garment cleanly. Linings also allow us to incorporate trim into the edge of garments very simply and easily. Linings are essentially making the garment, or a piece of...

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