Posted on November 26, 2014 by debrasaracen
The book “1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts and Tips: Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers,” edited by Deepika Prakash and Sandra Betzina, comes from the best hands-on insider sewing tips from the sewing website PatternReview.com. Featuring tips, tricks and shortcuts collected from the website’s enormous database, this book also includes five special how-to features by master teachers and pattern designers.
For more information: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/patternreview-com-1-000-clever-sewing-shortcuts-and-tips-top-rated-favorites-from-sewing-fans-and-master-teachers
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Posted on November 24, 2014 by debrasaracen
Best-selling author Tone Finnanger has a new collection featuring a variety of Christmas decorations and projects. Create a gorgeous winter wonderland of quilted throws, cushions, angels, stars, a stitched Christmas tree forest and the most adorable quilted Father Christmas ever!
For more information visit: http://store.marthapullen.com/tilda-homemade-and-happy?et_mid=702275&rid=237279808
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Posted on November 19, 2014 by debrasaracen
McCalls Quilting and Sew Many Places has announced a trip to Germany, Austria, and Bavaria to take a Christmas markets tour December 5-13, 2015. This tour, led by Beth Hayes, McCall’s Quilting magazine editor and Jum West of Sew Many Places, will visit Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, and more.
For more information visit: http://sewmanyplaces.com/trip-info/germany-xmas-mccalls-2015.php
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Posted on November 17, 2014 by debrasaracen
The Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival is happening in Phoenix, Arizona January 29 – 31, 2015. This show will have a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits, as well as free seminars and workshops.
For more information, visit: http://quiltcraftsew.com/phoenix.html
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Posted on November 12, 2014 by debrasaracen
Pattydoo has provided a video tutorial showing how to sew a pleated, zippered pouch. The pattern and materials list are provided on her blog. Go to: https://www.pattydoo.de/blog/2013/06/sewing-tutorial-pouch-susie/
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Posted on November 10, 2014 by debrasaracen
Quilters Newsletter is providing a free quilt block pattern called “Secret Garden.” This design, originally featured in a 1985 issue, is available for download as a PDF pattern. Using 44 patches, this pattern allows for great variety in crafting this design.
For download information, visit: http://bit.ly/1vfpMAy
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Posted on November 7, 2014 by debrasaracen
Machine embroidery guru Eileen Roche teaches how to transform T-shirts from simple attire to chic apparel. From preparing the shirt’s fabric by stabilizing and hooping, through stitching your design using the embroidery machine, then jumping into a variety of fun embroidery projects. Learn how to combine multiple embroidery patterns into a large, decorative design and reshape your shirt’s waist for a flattering fit. Master your machine and embroider like an expert.
For more information visit: http://www.craftsy.com/class/the-machine-embroidered-t-shirt/274?_ct=sbqii-qbb-vuqjkhut&_ctp=the-machine-embroidered-t-shirt
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