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.