Learn How To Make A Back-To-School Quilted File Folder

Quilted File Folder

The Sewing Rabbit has a tutorial on making a quilted file folder for back to school. Providing a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, and pictures to guide you along, this project can be customized to your needs.

For more information, visit: http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2014/07/back-to-school-quilted-file-folder-tutorial.html

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece, # 9720-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible, 3.2-ounce 100% polyester material that offers excellent loft, dimension, and is durable. It can be washed, dry-cleaned and run through the dryer without damage.

Washington State Fair Accepting Entries For Sewing Competitions


The Washington State Fair is now accepting entries for all competitions, including multiple sewing-related categories.  These categories include Sewing, Creative Stitchery, Needlepoint and Quilting, on both the amateur and professional/master levels. The Fair runs from September 11-27, 2015.

For more information, visit: video: http://www.thefair.com/participate/exhibit-entries/

Craftsy Offers Project Upcycle Sewing Class

Upcycle class

Learn how to upcycle thrift store finds with Craftsy’s Project Upcycle class. Instructor Betz White shows you how to find the treasures lurking at thrift stores and yard sales and what to do with them once you find them. You’ll learn easy ways to recycle vintage clothes and inexpensive materials into one-of-a-kind designs.

For more information, visit: http://www.craftsy.com/class/Project-Upcycle-Thrifty-Sewing-Projects/36

Growing Up Gabel Hosts A DIY Locker Tote Tutorial


Camille at Growing Up Gabel features a photo tutorial by Jenn of A Jennuine Life. The easy-to-sew Locker/Cubby Tote is suitable for children preschool age and up.

For more information, visit: http://growingupgabel.com/back-to-school-diy-locker-tote/

Craft & Quilt Fair Comes to Christchurch, New Zealand In September


The Craft & Quilt Fair is coming to Christchurch, New Zealand, September 10-12, 2015. With exhibitors, quilt displays, seminars and hands-on classes, there will be something for every quilting enthusiast.

For more information, visit: http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Christchurch/#sthash.9CF5gRsG.dpbs

Rick Rack Ruby Shows How To Make A Necktie Skirt


Rick Rack Ruby has a tutorial showing how to make a cute skirt using men’s ties. The tutorial provides step-by-step instructions with pictures and discusses potential issues and options.

For more information, visit: http://rickrackruby.blogspot.com/2010/06/how-to-make-necktie-skirt.html

How To Gather Fabric

HTC Gathering Tutorial(1)

Interested in learning how to properly gather fabric for a sleeve, wristband or ruffle? This step-by-step photo essay shows you how. Check it out at http://www.htc-retail.com/pdf/Gathering-Tutorial.pdf .

Designs In Machine Embroidery Offers “Contemporary Machine-Embroidered Fashions” Book


Designs in Machine Embroidery is offering the book “Contemporary Machine-Embroidered Fashions.”  Author Eileen Roche provides 20 projects with step-by-step instructions and six chapters on embroidering tops, bottoms, necklines, collars, cuffs, pockets and trim.  The accompanying CD has 32 embroidery designs with color sequences.

For more information, visit: http://www.shop.dzgns.com/collections/books/products/contemporary-machine-embroidered-fashions

Quilters Newsletter TV Offers Hand Quilt Binding Tips Video

Quilt Video

Quilters Newsletter TV has added a video on hand quilt binding to their QNNtv lineup.  Laura Roberts explains her preference for hand binding quilts, shows examples, and discusses options.

For more information, visit: http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/videos/episode/hand-quilt-binding-tips-with-laura-roberts?return_url=%2Fvideos%2Findex.html%3Fet_mid%3D756730%26rid%3D237279808

HTC RinseAway Water-Soluble Stabilizer

HTC Rinseaway WaterSoluble Tearaway

RinseAway is designed for open embroidery on light cottons and linens. When the embroidery is finished, the excess tears easily away from the stitches and the rest dissolves in water with the first wash.
The secret is in the construction. It is composed of some water soluble and some non-water soluble materials. Only some of the stabilizer dissolves leaving the nonsoluble fibers under the stitching to give the embroidery the support it needs to keep the design looking sharp and crisp throughout the life of the garment.

RinseAway is made using a wet-laid nonwoven process which ensures it is nondirectional and dense for maximum support. This type of stabilizer also makes it easier to achieve the tambourine skin tension level that is ideal for perfect registration and fine details.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: email: info@htc-retail.com.