Gina Michele Upcycles Old Christmas Sweater To New Christmas Stockings

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Gina Michele’s blog has provided an upcycling project to convert your old Christmas sweaters into new hand-made Christmas stockings. A free downloadable pattern is provided, with step-by-step instructions and pictures.

For more information, visit http://www.gina-michele.com/2012/11/diy-upcycled-christmas-stockings.html

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Lucy Barter Teaches Goldwork Embroidery Class

Embroidery Class

Royal School of Needlework instructor Lucy Barter and Craftsy are providing a class teaching Goldwork Embroidery techniques. Begin by learning simple tricks with step-by-step instruction, from building a raised foundation to adding elegant detail, then move on to more essential goldwork techniques. A design template is included.

For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/goldwork-embroidery-essential-techniques/5313?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=1&rceId=1444790519303~1aqauiq1

Advanced Embroidery Designs Provides Christmas Table Runner Project

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Advanced Embroidery Design website has provided a Christmas Candle Table Runner project. This 42” table runner comes with a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures.

HTC Retail’s Intra-Face Light Weight, 6000-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid40.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a sew-in nonwoven stabilizer designed for stability and firm shaping.

For more information, visit http://www.advanced-embroidery-designs.com/projects2010/ChristmasCandleTablerunner.html

‘A Quilter’s Ark’ Offers More Than 50 Quilt Block Designs

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Margaret Rolfe has written a book that provides more than 50 animal-oriented quilt block designs. “A Quilter’s Ark” has 53 designs and shows Margaret’s fast and fun foundation-piecing technique. Complete block instructions, patterns for four quilts, and a special ark block are included. Any number of 4″ x 4″ blocks may be combined to make small or large quilts.

For more information, visit http://www.shopmartingale.com/a-quilters-ark.html?utm_source=Stitch+This!+blog&utm_campaign=6335cef40c-Daily+Email%2C+Quilting&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ab6bb44864-6335cef40c-296389217

Nurture Store Provides Christmas Tree Decoration Project For Children

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The Nurture Store offers a simple sewing project for kids. With simple step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures, children will be able to make a personalized Christmas tree ornament.

For more information, visit http://nurturestore.co.uk/simple-sewing-for-kids-christmas-tree-decoration

American Quilter’s Society Announces Quiltweek Syracuse Quilting

AQS Quilt Contest

The American Quilter’s Society has announced its Quiltweek Syracuse Quilting Contest. The contest will be held July 27 – 30, 2016, and the deadline for entry is March 4, 2016. Seven categories will be judged in this juried competition.

For more information, including entry requirements and rules, visit http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-aqs-quiltweek-syracuse-contest/event-summary-381692f3e2b54cd591023e4c1919cc70.aspx

National Sewing Circle Video Teaches How To Make A Christmas Stocking

Stocking Video

Ellen March at National Sewing Circle has provided a video lesson on making your own personalized Christmas stocking. There are step-by-step instructions with lots of commentary.

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

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdJN3ZmqJWE&feature=youtu.be