2015 International Quilt Festival In Suzdal Announces “Russian Soul” Quilt Contest

Quilt Contest

The 2015 International Quilt Festival in Suzdal, Russia, has announced the theme for its quilt contest this year, “Russian Soul.” The festival will take place Aug. 3-9, 2015, and is open to groups and individuals.

For more information, go to: http://www.quilts2015.ru/en/events/contests/russian-soul.htm

Online Class Teaches Quilting Quickly


Instructor Jenny Doan is teaching a class that is perfect for beginners and quilters who want to pick up the pace of piecing. Quilting Quickly introduces you to amazing time-saving techniques for producing quilts that make it simple to piece a variety of quilt blocks using precut fabric.

Machine quilting can be done faster and better with Fun-Dation, 3250-1, a material specifically designed to do foundation piecing for hand sewn and machine embroidered quilts.

For more information visit: http://www.craftsy.com/class/Quilting-Quickly-Patterns-Techniques-Tips/9

Happy Quilting Provides ‘How To Finish Your Quilt’ Video Tutorials

Quilt Video

Melissa Corry of the Happy Quilting Blog offers a series of three video tutorials on how to finish your quilt. Topics include basting, quilting and binding.

For more information, go to: http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/p/video-tutorials.html

CraftCritique.com Presents Quilters Grid Interfacing Tutorial

Quilter Grid

Susie Ziegler at CraftCritique.com has provided a tutorial on using fusible interfacing with grid lines with quilting squares to create an easy project. Directions are provided so that you can soon be quilting your own project quickly.

HTC Retail’s Quilt-Fuse #3240-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid37.html , would be an ideal choice for this project. It is a white nonwoven fusible web that bonds two layers of fabric together without sewing and it has with a 2” grid.

For more information visit: http://www.craftcritique.com/2009/11/23/quilters-grid-interfacing/

Butterick Offers “200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets”

200 Quilting Tips

Butterick offers the book “200 Quilting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets” by Susan Briscoe. This book offers insider tips and trade secrets to create quilts you’ll be proud to display. Packed with techniques explained in full detail and step-by-step photographs and artwork, this quilt maker’s expertise is the perfect companion to help you create a beautiful quilt.

For more information visit: http://butterick.mccall.com/200-quilting-tips-techniques-trade-secrets-products-12957.php?page_id=1386

How To Extend A Hem With HTC Touch O’Gold II

HTC Touch O'Gold II Hem (10)

HTC Touch O’Gold II is a great product to help you lengthen a garment that doesn’t have much fabric to spare. You need a minimum of ¼ inch of fabric to attach the Touch O’Gold II, and then the width of the fusible is up to you. To learn how to do this, check out a free tutorial at http://www.htc-retail.com/pdf/HTC-Touch-O-Gold-Hemming-Instructions.pdf.

The Crewel Work Co. Offers Scottish Highlands Needlework Tour In June

Highlands Needlework Tour 2015

The Crewel Work Co. is offering a Scottish Highland Needlework Tour June 19-30, 2015.   This tour, led by Phillipa Turnbull and Meredith Willett, will follow the how, when and where of embroidery in Scotland from the 17th century to the early 20th century through a series of private visits to castles and country houses as well as through 12 hours of practical tuition with expert tutors and guest lecturers.

For more information visit: http://www.crewelwork.com/blog/workshops-retreats/the-scottish-highlands-tour-19-30-june-2015/

Everything Etsy Presents Easy Peasy Skirt With Pockets Tutorial


Everything Etsy and Punkin Patterns has provided a tutorial to sew an Easy Peasy skirt with pockets. Materials, layout considerations, and a full step-by-step guide will have you sewing your skirt in no time.

For more information visit: http://www.everythingetsy.com/2012/03/easy-peasy-skirt-with-pockets-sewing-tutorial/

A Bit Of Stitch Shows How To Applique With Your Embroidery Machine

Applique Video

Evy Hawkins of A Bit of Stitch has produced a video showing how to do appliqué with your embroidery machine. Using fusible webbing, this video will show you the steps necessary to add an appliqué.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web #4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html would be an ideal choice for this project. It is a premium-grade fusible web that bonds two layers of fabric together without sewing.

For more information visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W1KjuJgn3Y&feature=youtu.be

2015 American Sewing Expo Scheduled In September


The American Sewing Expo, the largest independent sewing expo, has been scheduled for Sept. 25 – 27, 2015. Classes, demonstrations, make and takes, contests, giveaways, shopping, shopping and more shopping for all types and levels of sewers will be offered.

For more information visit: http://www.americansewingexpo.com/