Embroidery Designs Offers Placemat Embroidery Project

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Embroidery Designs offers a fall table topper placemat project by Jeanie Marleen. This project provides step-by-step instructions as well as all materials and sources for the embroidery designs used.

For more information visit: http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/emb_learning/project/964/ith-fall-table-topper.aspx

International Quilt Festival Houston Begins October 30

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The International Quilt Festival Houston is scheduled for October 30 to November 2, 2014. Classes begin on October 27, 2014.

For more information visit: http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=FallFestival

All People Quilt Offers Sewing Caddy Project

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All People Quilt.com has provided a project for a sewing caddy to store needles, scissors, and thread when hand stitching.  Full materials and step-by step instructions are provided.

For more information, visit http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/bags-pillows-gifts/bags-and-purses/sewing-caddy

Juried Quilt Competition Held At Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show

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A juried competition will be held at the Oklahoma Winter Quilt Show on January 8-10, 2015. The call for entries and registration will be open until December 12, 2014. Multiple categories are available with a $400 prize for best in show.

For complete details, visit http://qscexpos.com/oklahoma.html

‘Cathedral Window Quilts’ Book Features Nine Projects

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“Cathedral Window Quilts: The Classic Folded Technique and a Wealth of Variations” by Lynne Edwards teaches how to create quilts using the classic folded patchwork technique. This book brings Cathedral Window Quilting up to date and guides the quilter through nine projects.

For more information visit: http://www.amazon.com/Cathedral-Window-Quilts-Technique-Variations/dp/0715327135

World of Quilts Organizes 15-Day Tour of France

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World of Quilts Travel is sponsoring a 15-day quilters’ tour of France featuring Quiltmania’s Pour l’Amour du Fil Quilt Show. This trip begins on April 19 and returns May 3. It includes the show as well as points of interest to quilters in the cities of Paris and Avignon. The deadline to sign up is February 15, 2015.

For more information visit: http://www.worldofquiltstravel.com/France2015.htm

Celebrate National Sewing Month In September

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National Sewing Month, http://www.nationalsewingmonth.org/, is presented by the Sewing & Craft Alliance (SCA) in partnership with the American Sewing Guild. In celebration, you can find free sewing projects, articles, and guidelines for sewing, embroidery, craft, and appliqué. Sewing suppliers also offer special deals and discounts.

 

For more information, visit Sewing & Craft Alliance (SCA) website at www.sewing.org and American Sewing Guild website at http://asg.org/.

 

University of Fashion Offers Lace Appliqué Blanket Stitch Video

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The University of Fashion offers a free video teaching how to extract a motif from lace yardage and then appliqué that motif onto silk organza or another fabric of your choice using a blanket hand stitch technique.

For more information, go to http://www.universityoffashion.com/lessons/lace-applique-blanketstitch/

HTC Retail Offers Fusi-Knit Fusible Tricot Polyester Interfacing

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HTC Retail offers Fusi-Knit, #1300,  a lightweight, fusible, tricot polyester interfacing that provides support, shape, and body for light- to medium-weight knits and wovens. It’s also appropriate for loose weave wovens.

Made of 100% polyester, this product has lengthwise stability and crosswise stretch. Its unique weave is smooth on one side and textured on the other. It offers soft support without any bulkiness or stiffness, yet prevents fabric from excess stretching. It easily fuses with a secure bond using an iron set to wool and a press cloth.

Fusi-Knit is machine washable in warm water on the delicate cycle and should be tumbled dry on low. Use a cool iron after application. It comes in white in a 20-inch width on a 30-yard bolt. Sections may be pieced together to cover areas wider than 20 inches by slightly overlapping the edges and fusing.

To order, download a free project, or find the dealer nearest you, go www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510-0349; email: info@htc-retail.com.