Valentine’s Pillow Will Capture Your Heart

 

If you are a beginner quilter and looking for an easy starter project then this is the one for you. This Valentine’s Day From-The-Heart Pillow comes courtesy of Backstitch Baby BlogSpot at http://backstitchbaby.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-from-heart-pillow.html.

Basic piecing and seam matching are the most complex tasks to this starter piece. This pillow is made with one heart quilt block pattern and simple sashing.

 

Recycle Old Jeans Into Denim Organizer

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This fun organizer is made from the legs of cut-off jeans. Provided courtesy of Coats and Clark, the pattern and instructions can be found at http://www.sewing.org/html/denimorganizer.html.

A great stabilizer for this project is Eco-Stick, a 1.5-ounce “wet-laid” biodegradable adhesive non-woven stabilizer. It has needle-friendly adhesive and minimizes gummy buildup that leads to excessive thread breakage. You can find it at http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid57.html

Learn Antique Sewing Techniques From DVD Series

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Enjoy this DVD series by Martha Pullen on sewing techniques from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Antique Sewing Techniques I and Antique Sewing Techniques II are a must-have addition to any collection. To purchase visit http://view.e-marthapullen.com/?j=fec0117975630675&m=fe9615707060037b77&ls=fdf31572716d007474107473&l=fed1157175640c79&s=fe2716737662057a711c76&jb=ffcf14&ju=fe631574766401747116&et_mid=590728&rid=233617486&r=0

Quilting Fun Website Connects Quilters From Around The World

This site gives you the opportunity to meet quilters from around the world through quilting blogger directories, a quilt shop locator, and a world-wide directory of quilt guilds.

There are weekly contests, swaps, and hundreds of free quilting projects. Check it out at
http://quiltinggallery.com/

Learn To Hoop Faster and Better

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“Hooping For Success” is the latest in the “Learn From The Expert” video series offered by Deborah Jones. This is the fifth DVD video in the series, which also includes stabilizing, appliqué, embroidering plush materials, and repairing embroidery mishaps. These low-cost reference materials include printable charts. Primarily for home embroiderers using single-needle machine hoop types, this series is available for purchase at http://www.allbrands.com/products/39611-deborah-jones-embroidery-learn-from-the-expert-vol.

Online Quilting Class Offered By Educator Ann Peterson

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Learn from the best with online quilting classes taught by Ann Peterson on the Be Craftsy website. Peterson has been quilting for more than 20 years and enjoys teaching others the art and craft of quilting. As a quilt designer, she has learned many techniques and strategies she passes on through her video classes. Presented in high definition, classes may be purchased and watched at your leisure. Check out Peterson’s informative quilting tutorials by visiting http://www.craftsy.com/classes/quilting.

Gain Inspiration At Creative Bug

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What better way to learn a new craft, hobby, or technique than by watching a video presented by experts. Join Creative Bug’s interactive website to be inspired. Connect for free using your Facebook account. There are many categories to choose from, a wide variety of instructors, and numerous blogs on many topics to read. Sign up today by visiting https://www.creativebug.com/site/join_now_for_free.