EMB 200 Guarantees A Soft Surface Against Baby’s Skin

When embroidering on apparel for infants and children, you need a stabilizer that will be soft and comfortable against their skin. Cotswold offers EMB 200 for just this purpose. It’s made of super soft melt-blown 100% polypropylene and ensures that the wearer will never know it’s there. It’s embossed with perforated holes for multidirectional stability. It’s also inherently fire retardant.

EMB 200 is designed to be used with childrenwear. It provides a soft surface against the skin.

EMB 200 is washable and dry-cleanable once the excess is torn away. Excess material may disappear 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 59-inch width by 100-yard rolls or 8 inch by 8 inch pre-cut squares.

Zen Doodling Offers Creative Outlet For Quilt Designer

Teri Lucas, http://terificreations.wordpress.com, is a 17-year veteran quilter who teaches machine quilting in Hartsdale, NY (and nationally), does custom quilting, and writes quilt patterns for several companies from her home in Bronx, NY.

When Lucas wants to get her creative juices flowing, one technique she uses is to Zentangle®, http://www.zentangle.com/index.php, an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. “As a quilter I like to use it to play with quilting technique,” she says.


Zentangle is a new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity and it can provide artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. It’s enjoyed by people with a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields.

For people who are convinced they can’t draw, Zentangle removes that barrier, because it removes any intimidation of facing a blank sheet of paper. A novice’s work can be put next to a “pros” work and fit right in.

To get started, Zentangle offers a kit, which includes high-quality artist paper, pens, pencils, an instruction book, and DVD. Go to http://www.zentangle.com/products.php to order the kit.

Happy Thanksgiving from HTC Retail


The HTC Retail family hope that you and yours have a wonderful, safe holiday.

Free Autumn Maze Quilt Offered By Quilter’s Mag

Autumn Maze
Fabric courtesy of Marcus Fabrics

Classic fall colors lend texture to this
easy-to-piece bed quilt.

  Skill level: Intermediate
Block size sewn into quilt: 18″ x 18″
Number of blocks: 9 (5 Block A, 4 Block B)
Finished quilt size: 82″ x 82″

Click here for complete instructions.
(PDF format)

Download link is here: http://www.thequiltermag.com/onlineproject/autumnmaze/autumn_maze.pdf

Embroidery Digitizer Donates Proceeds From Eagle Design to Troops

USMC Jeremy, son of Lyn Christian, just returned in late Feb 2011 and is leaving for overseas again in just a month.

With a military son overseas, Lyn Christian, an embroidery designer, digitizer, and educator, wanted to do something for our troops. “Many young men in my son’s command do not get anything from home,” says Christian.

The designer decided to digitize a pencil-sketched style version of an American eagle’s head for machine embroidery and offer it for sale with the proceeds being used to create care packages for the soldiers.

Purchase this beautiful embroidery digitized design for only $10 and help pay for care packages to be sent to our soldiers.

“This eagle will help pay for postage and contents of boxes shipped overseas for our troops. “I hope to be a ‘mom’ to as many as I can,” she says.  “These little treats from home boost moral and always bring smiles.”

This gorgeous design is available in all home and commercial embroidery machine formats and only costs $10. You can purchase it on Lyn’s website at http://ow.ly/7bmIP.

Free Fall Quilt From QuilterMag.com

Check out this free project from The Quilter Mag.

Crossed Logs

The Quilter's Mag is offering a free pdf download with instructions on how to make this quilt titled "Crossed Logs."

Fabric courtesy of Blank Quilting

Warm beige and light brown tones make this quilt perfect for autumn and all year long.

Skill level: Beginner
Block size sewn into quilt: 12″ x 12″
Number of blocks: 36
Finished quilt size: 92″ x 92″

You can download it here: http://ow.ly/7bq6W

Embroidery Digitizer Designs Christmas Gift Card Covers

With the purchase of the set, you get full photo instructions on how to embroider these fun gift tags on your single or multi-needle machine.

What’s the most stressful part of Christmas shopping every year? Deciding what to get! Instead of worrying about getting the right size or color, purchase a gift card from a popular retailer and create one of these embroidered gift tags to stick it in. Available in five unique holiday designs, these tags measure 2.72 inches by 3.74 inches. There’s a pocket in the back to insert a gift card, or cash.

They are easy and inexpensive to mail and also can be used a tree ornament or even a luggage tag, backpack tag, or even tucked into your purse to hold emergency cash. Keep some on hand for unexpected guests.  The entire design can be sewn in the hoop. Full photo instructions come with each set. All home embroidery formats are available. The set costs only $20.

Each tag has a pocket to stick a gift card, cash, or even concert or theatre tickets.

These tags are easily crafted from felt, a starched fabric, or any fabric that won’t easily run. Add a simple tearaway stabilizer and you are set to go. Grab those buttons, crystals, or glitter paints to make them special.

For more information or to order, visit www.adesignbylyn.com.