Heather Valentine Video Shows How To Make L_O_V_E Appliqué Tea Towels

tea towels

Heather Valentine has posted a video showing how to make appliqué tea towels for Valentine’s Day. She shows the steps involved, and provides full written instructions at the blog link provided.

HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-4, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid4.html is an ideal choice for this application.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-_UrT1Howc&feature=youtu.be

Book By Rosemary Youngs Has 200+ Quilt Blocks

quilt block bible

Rosemary Youngs has written “The Quilt Block Bible.” This collection of more than 200 quilt blocks and associated anecdotes will provide a treasury of ideas for all your quilting projects.

For more information, visit http://www.candobooks.com.au/product/14745-quilt-block-bible#.Vm92Rl7mWSq

Brother Provides Tulle Valentine Card Project

tulle card

Brother has provided a project to make a tulle Valentine card. It starts with a purchased craft card with an oval or square opening to which you add decorations.

HTC Retail’s Intra-Face Medium Weight, 6020-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid40.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a sew-in non-woven stabilizer designed for stability and firm shaping.

For more information, visit http://www.brother-usa.com/VirData/Content/en-US/HAD/GetCreative-Projects/Crafting/Projvalentinecard2.pdf

Royal School Of Needlework Announces Exhibition In Hampton Court Palace


The Royal School of Needlework has announced the “Peacocks and Pomegranates” exhibition scheduled from January to July 2016 at the Hampton Court Place in Surrey, England. This display will feature items from the Royal School’s collection of textiles, as well as objects from Western Europe, China and India, that feature peacocks or pomegranates.

For more information, visit http://www.royal-needlework.org.uk/images/uploaded/Documents/Events/peacocks-and-pomegranates.pdf

Deborah Jones Teaches Machine Embroidery With Knits


Deborah Jones teaches how to embroider on your favorite knit fabrics from golf shits and uniforms to swimsuits and onesies. This class will teach you how to hoop, stabilize and handle even the trickiest of knit fabrics. Practice your skills with the six embroidery designs included with your class materials.

For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/machine-embroidery-with-knits/309?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=13&rceId=1449627050187~niz1833x

McKell’s Closet Offers Ruffle Necktie Tee Tutorial


McKell’s Closet blog presents a tutorial on upcycling a T-shirt into a ruffle necktie tee. Providing full steps with pictures, this quick project can turn a crew-neck shirt into a fashion statement.

For more information, visit http://mckells-closet.blogspot.com/2011/08/ruffle-necktie-tee-tutorial.html

British Quilt And Stitch Village Announces Quilting And Embroidery Competitions

Quilt Competition

The British Quilt and Stitch Village announces competitions in quilting and embroidery for 2016. With small and large categories, children’s, and the special theme “Fire and Flame,” the entry deadline is January 16, 2016.

For more information, visit http://quiltandstitchvillage.com/competition

Super Soft Easy Stitch Stabilizer Is Ideal for Childrenwear

HTC Easy Stitch Angel bib

When embroidering on apparel for infants and children, you need a stabilizer that will be soft and comfortable against their skin. HTC Retail offers Easy Stitch for just this purpose. It’s made of super soft 100% polypropylene and ensures that the wearer will never know it’s there. Because it is manufactured without formaldehyde, it is safe for children and better for the environment. It also is inherently fire retardant.

 Easy Stitch is washable and dry-cleanable once the excess is torn away. Excess material may melt in the dryer or in the dry-cleaning process. It comes in a 1.8-ounce weight and will support low stitch counts on any type of children’s wear fabrics such as jersey, interlock, 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends. It comes in a 24-inch width by 40-yard bolt.

 For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349: email: info@htc-retail.com.