PAL2 Takes The Work Out Of Embroidery Alignment

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Need a little help aligning inside the hoop? We have a solution. PAL2 (Perfect Alignment Laser) is a laser alignment tool that easily attaches to your work surface. PAL2 makes it so easy to hoop square. Just raise or lower the laser to align the outer hoop’s horizontal and vertical center markings with the illuminated crosshair. After sliding the fabric under the beam and inserting the inner hoop into the outer hoop, you know the fabric is square in the hoop! PAL2 works with any hoop.
Use the PAL2 to quickly locate the center of shirt pockets, caps, and bags, connect continuous embroidery designs, verify design placement on large items such as jacket backs, banners, and pants, and assist in letter positioning.

Some of the PAL2 features include an adjustable lamp head, permanent position locking, and a swivel tip that allows for proper aiming of the laser crosshair. Bright nonGaussian lines show uniform brightness across entire length of beam and a reflective 6″ wide and 3″ tall shade protects the laser beam. The 28″ arm has a flexible elbow joint.

To learn more about this product, visit http://www.nextneedle.com/products/pal2.

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Who Do You Want To Remember?

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Many of us have someone special to honor or remember. We invite you to enjoy your day of commemoration and celebrate by being with those you love and doing what inspires you!
Check out Pink Paislee’s blog and this amazing Memorial Day Craft at http://www.pinkpaislee.com/?p=7081.

HTC Retail Offers 1.5-Ounce Premium Tearaway

HTC Retail Offers 1.5-Ounce Premium Tearaway

HTC Retail offers a 1.5-ounce premium-grade tearaway, #3190-7, which is made using a wet-laid process that ensures it is multidirectionally stable for the ultimate in embroidery support. It is made of 75% rayon and 25% polyester and treated with a chemical binder. A needle lubricant is added to ensure smooth sewing. It can be washed or dry-cleaned and remnants remove cleanly when torn away.

It is ideal for stable fabrics and can be used for embroidering on tote bags, jeans, towels, and a variety of knitted fabrics in light or dark colors with a light-to-medium stitch count.

This stabilizer is made of a significant percentage of post-consumer recycled polyester fibers and a sustainable cellulose source making it environmentally friendly.

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.HTC 1.5oz Tearaway 2mb 5.2013

Paducah Hosts 29th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest

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Check out the 29th Annual AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Paducah, Kentucky, April 24–27, 2013. Special exhibits this year include AQS Authors’ Invitational Quilt Exhibit, AQS Quilt Contest, Beneath the Southern Sky – International Debut, New Quilts from an Old Favorite: Baskets, and Stitch Like an Egyptian: Tentmakers of Cairo. There will be quilts and vendors in the Paducah Expo Center, the first and second floors of the Convention Center, and the Paducah Pavilion. More vendors are located at the AQS “Hurt” Book Sale in the Finkel Building located at 200 Kentucky Ave.
Take this opportunity to explore the fine art of quilting at Paducah’s internationally celebrated National Quilt Museum of the United States. The impressive 19th-century architecture, downtown antique shops and boutiques, and Paducah’s oldest neighborhood and home to the highly acclaimed Artist Relocation Program are just a few of the attractions to check out when attending this year’s Quilt Show.
You can register for AQS 2013 QuiltWeek™ in Paducah, at http://aqsshows.com/AQSPaducah/.

iBroidery.com Offers Laura Ashley Designs

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Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved, fashion and home furnishings companies. Known for their Victorian flair and vintage styles in fabrics and textiles, Laura Ashley has a unique European edge to their designs. Now you can create these beautiful design on your machine with any of the 76 Laura Ashley embroidery designs offered by iBroidery.com.
To order any of these beautiful embroidery patterns visit http://www.ibroidery.com/SiteSearch.aspx?SC=laura%20ashley&Items=-1&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1.

Not Just Another Pretty Face

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Jane L Kakaley is a fiber artist, textile artist, quilt artist, and quilter. A single mom looking for a way to support herself and family, Kakaley found that opportunity. After injuring her foot, she designed her first original quilt and discovered quilters and their wonderful world of friendliness, helpfulness, and creativity.
After shopping for fabric one day, she realized her dream to design quilt patterns! That first quilt was entered into a contest and won first place as well as a trip to the Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. She now has a very successful quilt pattern business. Her patterns have graced the cover of Keepsake Quilting and Quilts And Other Comforts. Several of Kakaley’s quilts were featured in books by Joen Wolfrom.
She creates her own passions as well as yours! Check out her designs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/JaneLKakaley?page=1. Be sure to follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JaneLKakaley.

Deborah Jones Hoops It Up

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If hooping needs a helping hand, Hooping for Success – Volume 5 by Deborah Jones, is what you are looking for. The Learn from the Expert DVD series includes: 30+ minutes of hooping explanation and demonstration, Deborah’s personal tips and tricks for quick and easy hooping, printable hooping checklist, and a printable recommended hooping technique chart.

Visit http://www.dzgns.com/shopping_cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=143 for more information.