Georgetown Texas Announces 2018 Quilt And Stitchery Show Contest

Handcrafts Unlimited has announced the Georgetown 2018 Quilt and Stitchery Show contest.  The contest will be held in Georgetown, Texas April 13-14, 2018, with entries due March 10, 2018.  Quilts may be entered in one of 14 categories, and stitchery in one of six categories.

For more information, visit http://www.handcraftsunlimited.com/georgetown-quilt-show.html

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Sew Can She Offers Argyle Christmas Stocking Project

Caroline at Sew Can She website has provided a project to make quilted argyle Christmas stockings. These stockings are easy to make, using strip piecing and foundation quilting.  The steps provided include tips and tricks that can be used in other projects.

For the batting, consider HTC’s Fusible Fleece, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html, a 3.2-ounce 100% polyester, needle-punched fleece that is fusible. It offers better loft and dimension than traditional products.

For more information, visit https://www.sewcanshe.com/blog/quilted-christmas-stockings

Needlework Tours Announces England, Scotland And Ireland Embroidery Workshop Tour In October 2018

Needlework Tours and Cruises has announced its Embroidery Workshop Tour of Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, set for September 30 – October 12, 2018. This 13-day tour will range from London to Edinburgh to Glasgow to Dublin, with many stops in between. Four to five days of classes will be taught in stately homes, with tutors trained by the Royal School of Needlework.

For more information, visit http://www.needleworktours.com.au/tours/northern-england-scotland–ireland-embroidery-workshop-tour-2018/itinerary

Super Soft Easy Stitch Stabilizer Is Ideal for Childrenswear

When embroidering on apparel for infants and children, you need a stabilizer that will be soft and comfortable against their skin. HTC Retail offers Easy Stitch for just this purpose. It’s made of super soft 100% polypropylene and ensures that the wearer will never know it’s there. Because it is manufactured without formaldehyde, it is safe for children and better for the environment. It also is inherently fire retardant.

Easy Stitch is washable and dry-cleanable once the excess is torn away. Excess material may melt in the dryer or in the dry-cleaning process. It comes in a 1.8-ounce weight and will support low stitch counts on any type of children’s wear fabrics such as jersey, interlock, 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends. It comes in a 24-inch width by 40-yard bolt.

For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349: email: info@htc-retail.com.

TLC Inspirations Offers In The Hoop Christmas Ornament Project

TLC Inspirations has provided a video on making an In-The-Hoop Christmas ornament. Starting with two pieces of felt and the design of your choice, this video uses the Brother SE400, but the techniques apply to any embroidery machine.

When making this project, consider using HTC’s RinseAway, 3170-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid33.html , a water soluble tearaway that dissolves in the first wash.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwS3zHaErEE&feature=youtu.be

Quilt Expo 2018 Announces Contest In September

Quilt Expo has announced its Quilt Contest to be held September 6 – 8, 2018. There are 10 categories, and contestants are allowed to enter up to four quilts. A Kid’s Quilt Challenge is one of the categories.

For more information, visit http://wiquiltexpo.com/quiltcontest

Anita’s Quilts And Quilting Offers Necktie Quilt Project

Anita at Anita’s Quilts and Quilting has provided a tutorial on making a quilt using necktie applique. It covers the preparation of the neckties and the steps needed to make the quilt. The information is adaptable to any quilting design.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Sheer D’Light Lightweight, 2102-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid17.html . It is a premium-grade tearaway that offers support for embroidery

For more information, visit https://yesiquilt.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/necktie-quilt-instructions/