Embroidery Library Offers Video On Embroidering Straw Placemats

Placemat Embroidery

Deb with Embroidery Library hosts a video showing the techniques and materials needed to add embroidery to a synthetic straw placemat. Using stabilizer to allow hooping, this video will show you how to create custom embroidered placemats in time for outdoor fun.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul3PPD3t55I&feature=youtu.be

Craftsy Offers Class On Fine Dressmaking Techniques


Craftsy is offering the class “Fine Dressmaking, Professional Construction & Finishing” with Helen Haughey. Starting with choosing the best pattern and material, through fitting techniques, professional methods of zipper installation, and adding linings and custom details, this class will take your dressmaking up a notch.

For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/fine-dressmaking-professional-construction-finishing/5173?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=9&rceId=1455594364589~8jcw7jb4

Sew Spoiled Offers Tutorial On Machine Appliqué Embroidery

Machine Applique

Leah at Sew Spoiled has updated a tutorial on Machine Appliqué Embroidery. It has a list of materials and full step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible web that bonds to any fabric without stitching, great for appliqués.

For more information, visit http://sewspoiled.blogspot.com/2011/12/embroidery-machine-applique-tutorial.html

Book Shows How To Achieve Perfect Garment Fit


Palmer/Pletsch offers the book “Fit For Real People,” by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. Compiling more than 25 years of teaching, this book shows a system of fitting garments that is measure-free and doesn’t require drafting skills.

For more information, visit http://www.palmerpletsch.com/store/index.htm

Sew4Home Offers Easy Half Apron Project With Pockets

Apron Project

Sew4Home has provided an easy spring half apron project featuring jumbo pockets. This great beginner project comes with a full material list, step-by-step instructions and lots of pictures.

For more information, visit http://www.sew4home.com/projects/kitchen-linens/easy-half-apron-jumbo-pockets

Hoffman Fabrics Announces 2016 Contest

Hoffman Challenge

Hoffman Fabrics announces a new challenge for 2016, titled “Crystalia.” Co-sponsored by Aurifil, this quilting challenge calls for use of selected fabric prints. This year’s theme is kitchen and tabletop. The deadline is June 30, 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/the-new-hoffman-challenge/

How To Make A Watercolor Quilt With Quilt-Fuse Nonwoven Layout Grid Material

1. Quilt Fuse Top Photo

Quilt-Fuse revolutionizes the art of making watercolor quilts by simplifying its design, securing the squares, ensuring matching corners, and making it easier to create consistent size squares. To view this free project, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/pdf/QuiltFuseWatercolorQuiltProject.pdf

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.

Martha Stewart Offers Reversible Hat Project For Children and Adults

hat project

Martha Stewart has added a reversible hat project, complete with downloadable templates in child and adult sizes. Featuring a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions, this easy-to-make project is great for the whole family.

HTC Retail’s Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid1.html  is an ideal choice for this application. It is a 100% cotton fusible interfacing that bonds to any fabric without stitching.

For more information, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/907171/reversible-hat

Folk Art Center In Asheville Hosts Embroiderer’s Guild Of America Exhibit


The Folk Art Center In Asheville, North Carolina is hosting an exhibit by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America titled “Through the Needle’s Eye: The 20th National Exhibition of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America.” This exhibit, which runs until May 8, 2016, features traditional and contemporary techniques and includes pieces ranging from clothing to sculpture.

For more information, visit http://thelaurelofasheville.com/arts/folk-art-center-hosts-embroidery-exhibit/

HTC Retail Offers Crafter’s Choice For Wide Range of Applications

Crafter's Choice Napkin Rings

HTC Crafter’s Choice is designed to offer firm support for a wide range of applications including bows, napkin rings, costumes, ornaments, photo album covers, flowers, puppets, soft toys, tote bags, soft luggage, hat brims, wall hangings, closet organizers, place mats, table runners and more. It adds crispness, strength, and body to any project.

This fusible, nonwoven material is made of polyester/rayon and is machine washable and dry cleanable. It comes in a 20-inch width on a 35-yard bolt. For more rigidity, two layers can be used. It should be fused with a hot iron using a light pressure gliding motion.

To order or download a free project, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid14.html or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349; email: info@htc-retail.com.