Sewing Book Features 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts And Tips


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 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.  

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Tilda Releases “Homemade And Happy” Book of Christmas Projects

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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!

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McCalls Quilting Announces European Christmas Market Adventure Trip


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.

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Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festivals Announces January Phoenix, Arizona Show

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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.

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Pattydoo Tutorial Video Shows How To Sew A Zippered Pleated Pouch.

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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:

Quilters Newsletter Provides Free Quilt Block


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.

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Eileen Roche Teaches How To Transform T-Shirts


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.

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