Creativ Festival Scheduled For October 2017

Creativ Festival is taking place in Toronto, Canada October 26-28, 2017. This festival, dedicated to the creative arts such as sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting, and stitching, is Canada’s largest DIY consumer show. Offering classes, workshops, free events and lots of exhibitors, there will be something for everyone interested in being creative.

For more information, visit http://www.csnf.com/fall-show/

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Mushroom Villagers Offers Child’s Cap Tutorial

Irene of Mushroom Villagers blog has provided a tutorial to make an Eddie Cap for children. Suitable for children 4-6 years old, Irene offers tips to help adjust the size of the cap for smaller or larger heads.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Veri-Shape, 2030OK-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid29.html . It is a durable sew-in interfacing/underlining that offers firm support.

For more information, visit https://mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/the-eddie-cap-tutorial/

American Quilter’s Society Announces Daytona QuiltWeek Contest

The American Quilter’s Society has announced the Daytona QuiltWeek Contest February 28 – March 3, 2018. Entries need to be submitted by October 20, 2017. Participants may enter in up to seven categories with cash prizes of up to $10,000.

For more information, visit http://www.quiltweek.com/contest/

PolkaDot Chair Offers Halloween Apron Tutorial

Melissa of the PolkaDot Chair blog has provided a tutorial for making a Halloween-themed apron. You can modify this cute apron design by choosing decorations to suit whatever holiday you wish.

The perfect stabilizer for this project is HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html. It is a fusible interfacing that has a variety of applications when sewing light- to medium-weight knits, wovens, and loose-weave wovens. It’s also ideal for underlinings and soft tailoring.

For more information, visit http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/10/a-very-batty-halloween-apron-tutorial.html/

Sew Many Places Offers Quiltville In China October Tour

Sew Many Places is offering a nine-day Quiltville in China tour October 20-28. This package includes round-trip airfare, all travel in China, and five-star accommodations. Highlights include a visit to the Great Wall, touring the Forbidden City, and shopping in Silk Alley. A special hand-sewing class with Bonnie Hunter also is included.

For more information, visit http://sewmanyplaces.com/trips/?page=china_quiltville_1017

HTC Cloud Cover Stitch Provides Protection Against Scratchy Stitching

Cloud Cover Stitch (#1890-1), http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?Cloud_Cover_Stitch-pid58.html , is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for covering up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches on the backside of embroidered designs.

It can be used on a wide range of delicate fabrics such as silk, satin, lame, and chamois to give the fabric more body while not altering its appearance or drape. It also prevents unraveling and shredding so your embroidered design holds up better to everyday wear and tear.

Use Cloud Cover Stitch for baby clothes, golf shirts, or any type of women’s fashion wear. It has a unique multidirectional stretch, and it bonds at a moderate temperature so you do not have to worry about scorching or burning of delicate fabrics.

Cloud Cover Stitch is offered in white, black and beige in 30-inch x 25 yard and 60-inch x 100 yard rolls.

Sewing Rabbit Shares Upcycling Old Sweater To Kid’s Cardigan

Jess Abbot at “Sewing Rabbit” has posted a tutorial on upcycling an old sweater to a kid’s cardigan. It’s a great way to get new life out of an adult garment that has shrunk or no longer fits. The design features a boxy, kimono shape for added comfort.

For more information, visit http://mesewcrazy.com/2013/09/falling-leaves-cardigan-upcycle.html