The Spruce Offers Bunny Pillow Pet Project

The Spruce website has provided a project to make a stuffed bunny pillow pet. Starting with a travel pillow and your choice of fabrics, including soft fluffy fabrics or fake furs, a free pattern is provided for you to print and use.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid1.html . It is a medium-weight fusible interfacing that is great for firm support and stability.

For more information, visit https://www.thespruce.com/stuffed-bunny-toy-pillow-pattern-2978394

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Texas 4-H Announces 2018 Quilt Challenge

Texas 4-H has announced the 2018 Quilt Challenge. Open to all Texas 4-H club members, quilts may be entered that have been made between October 1, 2017 and July 16, 2018, which is the entry date. Quilts may be entered in the categories of First Time Quilter, General Youth Quilters Pieced and General Youth Quilters Applique.

For more information, visit https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018-quilt-challenge-contest-guidelines.pdf

CraftSewCreate.com Offers Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow Tutorial

Ellie at CraftSewCreate.com has provided a tutorial to make a Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow. It’s a great way to use scraps from your pile for your hearts.

A great fusible web choice for this project is HTC Stitch Witchery, 3000-28, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid21.html . It is suitable for any type of fabric, trim or applique.

For more information, visit http://craftsewcreate.blogspot.com/2011/02/quilted-valentine-hearts-pillow.html

Sewing & Stitchery Expo In Puyallup, Washington Announced For March 2018

Celebrating its 34th year, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Wash. has been scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. It featuring more than 100 classes each day, style shows, free learning opportunities, and a charity event. There also are lots of vendors and plenty of activities for anyone interested in sewing and stitchery.

For more information, visit https://sewexpo.com/teachers-vendors/vendors/

Vicki’s Fabric Creations Offers Folding Fabric Scissor Holder Project

Vicki at Vicki’s Fabric Creations has provided a project to make a folded fabric scissor holder. With the provided pattern and your choice of fabric, you will soon have a three-pocket holder for your special scissors. There also is a version with a rounded top.

For more information, visit http://vickisfabriccreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/folded-fabric-scissor-holder-tutorial.html

Stitching Up Paris Offers Customized Paris Shopping Tours For Sewers

Barbara and Pauline at Stitching Up Paris offer tours of Paris designed for the sewers’ interests. You provide your areas of interest, and they design a customized tour, which includes meeting you at your hotel, and visiting the latest couture shops, embroidery suppliers, heritage haberdashery, and wholesalers in hidden courtyards.

For more information, visit http://www.stitchingupparis.com/

Create Free-Standing Appliques With H20 Gone

Create gorgeous free-standing appliqués that can be used to decorate apparel or create emblems with H20 Gone, a water dissolvable stabilizer from HTC Retail. This versatile material provides a stable nonstretch foundation for stitch-dense designs, but can be completely removed once the sewing is done.

H20 Gone is ideal for embroidering on fleece blankets, handkerchiefs, free-standing lace, napkins, and other similar applications where both sides of the piece are visible.

It also can be used for embroidering on paper, framed embroidery, Aida cloth, and other craft goods. Once a project is complete, all remaining stabilizer pieces are easily removed by soaking the embroidery in warm water.

For stiff lace, simply wet the embroidery, do not rinse. Once wet H20 Gone absorbs into the embroidery and will be stiff after drying.

In most cases, one layer will do the job because H2Gone has a unique construction that makes it stronger than traditional films. This soft, sheer stabilizer leaves no fiber residue. If preferred, it can even be run through the gentle cycle of the washer for removal.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid32.html or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: e-mail: info@htc-retail.com.