Posted on October 19, 2016 by debrasaracen
Ellen at The Long Thread blog has provided a quick no-sew applique project. Offering templates for one or two squirrels, instructions and materials are provided so you can add these appliques to T-shirts, aprons or whatever takes your fancy.
HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html , is a versatile fusible interfacing that is ideal for appliques and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.
For more information, visit http://thelongthread.com/?p=1214
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Posted on October 17, 2016 by debrasaracen
Nordic Needle has announced its 2017 Hardanger Embroidery Design Contest. Unique and original designs are being sought for this contest, Entries will be judged on beauty, workmanship, technique and originality. A photo of the entry and an entry form must be submitted before March 31, 2017.
For more information, visit http://www.nordicneedle.com/hardanger-contest
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Posted on October 14, 2016 by debrasaracen
Craftsy has provided a class in Heirloom Sewing Essential Techniques taught by Susan Stewart. After learning how to choose the best materials, patterns and lace for a true heirloom look, you will learn classic touches with entredeux, scalloped lace edges, and shaped-lace heart and diamond embellishments. Perfect pintucks, Madeira appliqué and exquisite cathedral lace windows will be shown, plus Susan will share the basic techniques for heirloom pleating and smocking.
For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/heirloom-sewing-essential-techniques/5309?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=1&rceId=1472522768851~mbdndnt1
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Posted on October 12, 2016 by debrasaracen
The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has been announced for March 2-5, 2017 in Puyallup, Washington at the Washington State Fair Event Center. This show features a large vendor floor, hands-on classes, free demos, over 100 daily seminars and 6 different free style shows every day.
For more information, visit http://www.sewexpo.com/about-expo.htm
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Posted on October 10, 2016 by debrasaracen
Home sewer Shelia Cosper talks about her genealogy quilt and using Cloud Cover Stitch to protect the back of her quilt squares. Go to http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=56 to read full blog.
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Posted on October 7, 2016 by debrasaracen
Ashley at Make It & Love It has provided a tutorial on making a little girl’s Cinderella Halloween costume. She shows all the steps needed to make a from-scratch outfit custom fitted to your own child, using lots of pictures and detailed instructions.
For more information, visit http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2010/10/cinderella-dress-halloween-costume.html
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Posted on October 5, 2016 by debrasaracen
Craftours is leading a quilting tour in Iceland December 1-9, 2016. This trip includes sightseeing, Christmas markets and visits to local fabric stores. Luke Haynes, noted experimental quilter is the special guest instructor.
For more information, visit http://www.craftours.com/trips/?page=iceland_lukehaynes_1216
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