Posted on March 30, 2015 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on March 25, 2015 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on March 23, 2015 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on March 18, 2015 by debrasaracen
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/
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Posted on March 16, 2015 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on March 13, 2015 by debrasaracen
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.
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Posted on March 11, 2015 by debrasaracen
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/
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