HTC Offers Trans-Web Fusible Interfacing For Home And Craft Projects

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Creating appliqués is faster and easier with Trans-Web™, a fusible interfacing offered by HTC Retail Division. This versatile product comes on a clear, heat-resistant plastic liner that allows for accurate tracing because you can write directly on the plastic. Trace the shape you want for your appliqué, lay it over the fabric, and cut both layers.

Iron the interfacing to your fabric. The adhesive will release only with the heat of an iron for a complete, secure bond. Your appliqué is now ready to be applied and sewn down.

Made of 100% polyamide webbing, Trans-Web™ is machine washable and dry-cleanable. It comes in a single sheet measuring 16 inches wide by 36 inches long. It’s the easiest way to transform any piece of fabric into an iron-on appliqué. For more information, visit or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349: e-mail:

For a pdf of fun projects and instructions on how to use Trans Web, go here:

Homemade Boutique Style Baby Bib Makes Great New Mother Gift

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No young mother can have enough bibs. This chenille-backed baby bib makes a great gift, or it can be part of a baby gift basket. It requires lightweight fusible interfacing, and we recommend using (name of interfacing.)
You can grab the complete project instructions here:

This bib was not made with HTC Retail name of interfacing but is intended to represent the type of product that can be made with this interfacing.

Quilt Surface Design Symposium Explores New Boundaries In Quilt Design

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The Quilt Surface Design Symposium 2012 is the most comprehensive and highest quality art quilt conference in the world and is proudly sponsored by Quilt Surface Design International, Ltd.
It has been critical to the non-traditional quilt movement in providing education for all those interested in exploring their own potential in the medium. It offers top teachers worldwide who annually present workshops.
The 2012 Conference has been scheduled for May 28, 2012 through June 10, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Sessions are held at the Columbus College of Art and Design and include classes, lectures, exhibits, and tours emphasizing art, sewing techniques, surface design of fabric, and professional development.
Registration is open for this year’s event. Students may view prices and/or sign up now for any number of two-day, five-day and seven-day classes. For more information, visit or if you have any questions contact Tracy Rieger at

Brother Offers Free Designs

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Once a week, Brother offers a free design to customers of its iBroidery® download center. There, you can find offers a wide range of designs from Morango and Anita Goodesign as well as licensed designs from Disney, Disney Pixar, Nickelodeon(TM) and Warner Bros. You also can access Brother design library and retrieve limited edition designs. Stop by today to check out this week’s free design at

HTC Offers Fuse-A-Shade Home Decorating Stabilizer

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Fuse-A-Shade, #1650-7, is a fun, fast, fusible stabilizer specifically designed to create beautiful custom fabric roller shades. It’s made of 75% polyester/25% rayon and comes in white. Fabric and stabilizer are cut to size and fused together. It fuses with a household iron set at wool for 10-15 seconds.

This nonwoven interfacing also can be used for home accessories and sewing projects such as placemats, table runners, or a variety of window treatments. It can be machine washed and tumbled dry. A pdf. available at offers complete usage instructions and tips to get the best results.

Fuse-A-Shade comes with complete hardware to create your own roller shades. This example is this photo was not made with Fuse-A-Shade but is intended to represent the type of project that can be made with Fuse-A-Shade.

‘For The Cause’ Tags Have Many Uses

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These darling “For The Cause” Tags, created by Lyn Christian, have a multitude of purposes. They make great gift tags for wrapping up presents, you can use them to “wrap” a gift card or cash, or they can even be decorative. They also can be used as luggage tags, hung from a door, or tucked in a gift mug. They have special meaning to anyone who has been touched by breast cancer. You get four tags per set and it’s done in the hoop. Full photo instructions come with each set.
These tags are easily crafted from felt, a starched fabric, or any material that won’t easily run. Add a simple tearaway stabilizer such as HTC 1.5-ounce tearaway, 3190,, and you are set to go. Grab those buttons, crystals, or glitter paints to make them special.
In most cases, designs are emailed within 24 hours. You can also choose to have them mailed to you on a CD. Go to

Creative Festival Offers Exhibits, Classes For Quilters, Sewers in June

If you love quilting, sewing, crocheting, or knitting, you’ll want to check out the Cincinnati Original Creative Festival, June 28-30, 2012, being held at the Sharonville Convention Center, in Sharonville, Ohio, near Cincinnati.

This event features world renowned teachers who will present classes and workshops beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Shopping hours go from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is only $8 per day or you can purchase a three-day pass for only $16.
There also will be a special art exhibit featuring the Pilgrim/Roy Challenge 2012 provided by the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.

For more information, call 775-830-6566 or contact Beth Vitiritto at or visit the website at

Embroidery Library Adds New Echo Designs

This new design from is part of its new Echo series. It consists of beautiful flowers blooming against delicate snowflakes and snowmen. Snowflake echoes give an elegant look.

Create A Frilly Bag With HTC Retail Vera Shape Interlining

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Creating a one-of-a-kind bag is fun and a great way to showcase your creative talents. This whimsical bag began with a basic shape to which a touch of embroidery and a splash of color and texture were added. Vera Shape, 2030-1, (, a sew-in, woven, durable interfacing is ideal for this type of project. You can find full instructions on how to make this project at

This bag was not made with HTC Vera Shape, but is intended to represent the type of project that could be used for this material.

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