Freeda’s Hive is offering a free pattern that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day decor. Use this pattern to make a Valentine’s Day heart garden flag or banner that is sure to be the perfect boost to your curb appeal. When choosing materials for this project, be sure to pick up HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece #9720-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html. For the free pattern and tutorial, go here: http://www.fredashive.blogspot.com/2008/01/free-pattern-valentine-flagbanner.html
This instructional YouTube video, by poster bonetge, instructs on how to join quilt blocks together using the Jenny Haskins’ Jenny Join technique. This allows you to complete blocks in the hoop and join them together afterwards. Check out this simple video tutorial at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTTKjtbKwSE
Craftsy.com has a great blog all about interfacing: when to use it, what kind to use, and how to apply it. It’s a handy reference for any time you’re tackling a new project and are not sure which product is best. Go to http://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/06/using-interfacing/
HTC Retail also has an Interfacing Usage Chart on its website to help customers choose the best type of interfacing for a current project: http://www.htc-retail.com/pdf/htc-retail-interfacing-usage-chart.pdf
Every sewer has experienced the tangled thread nightmare known as the bird’s nest. When this situation occurs, regular scissors are too short and thick to properly dislodge thread from the machine. The Bird’s Nest Tool kit is designed to quickly and efficiently overcome this situation. Design Magazine’s website offers the Bird’s Nest tool set for a discounted price for a limited time. Order at: http://www.shop.dzgns.com/collections/tools-organizers/products/birds-nest-tool-kit
At Stitcher’s Showcase, http://www.emblibrary.com/el/elprojects/Showcase.aspx?page=sh_071610_a, where new projects and photos are showcased every morning Monday through Friday, Tracey from England contributed a Santa sack. The sack was created for “a very special little girl,” and the Santa appliqué was made from crushed velvet.