IQuilt Offers Class To Make A T-Shirt Quilt

TShirt Quilt

IQuilt is offering the class “T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy” with Martha Deleonardis. Featuring three design options, you will learn to cut and stabilize not only T-shirts, but sweatshirts, towels, and jerseys, and receive step-by-step instruction on design, layout, and construction that makes quilts come together with ease.

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Windstar Embroidery Design Offers Machine Embroidery Appliqué Tutorial

Embroidery Tutorial

Windstar Embroidery Design has provided a tutorial on using machine embroidery to create an appliqué. It’s a great way to use leftover fabric or even old clothing that you’ll never wear again. Create unique gifts or dress up something for your home.

HTC Retail’s Tear Away, 3190-7, , is an ideal choice when creating appliqués. It is a premium grade tear away stabilizer intended for stability and support that is ideal for embroidery.

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DIYDish Offers Two Ways To Appliqué Video

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Kim and Kris at DIYDish have provided a video showing two ways to appliqué, either with an embroidery machine or a standard sewing machine. The same design is appliquéd showing the steps necessary to use each style of machine.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, is an ideal choice for use with appliqué. It is a clear fusible interfacing that allows for accurate tracing and bonds without stitching.

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New Machine Embroidery On Difficult Fabrics Book Is Released

Difficult Fabrics

Deborah Jones has written a book designed to answer questions about embroidering on almost any fabric. In “Machine Embroidery On Difficult Fabrics” Jones offers help with materials such as leathers, silks, synthetics, linen, chiffon and more. She provides training on which needles, stabilizer, and hoop to use as well as specific methods for marking and hooping each type of fabric. The book also comes with a CD.

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American Sewing Expo Announces Passion For Fashion Design Contest


American Sewing Expo announces its 9th annual ‘Passion for Fashion’ design contest. This live challenge will provide participants a chance to showcase their sewing and design talents as they create a unique design that will be showcased by a professional model in a fashion show. The entry deadline is July 1, 2016.

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Plan A Quilting Vacation At Annual Fair in Australia


The Craft and Quilt Fair has announced the Melbourne show is scheduled July 28 – 31, 2016. This show will feature quilt exhibits, hands-on learning opportunities and demonstrations, quilt displays and many exhibitors.

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Sew4Home Offers Terry Towel Beach Cover-up Project


Liz at Sew4Home has provided a project to make a beach coverup from a terry beach towel along with a matching beach pillow. A full materials list and step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures are featured.

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Cloud9 Fabrics Offers Contoured Burp Cloth Tutorial


Cloud9 Fabrics has provided a tutorial on making a contoured burp cloth. This project comes with the printable pattern and full instructions, and can be completed quickly and modified to make burp clothes the way you need them.

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Country Heritage Tours Announces Oregon Quilting Tour


Country Heritage Tours is hosting a quilting tour of Oregon July 5-11, 2016. Beginning and ending in Portland, Oregon, this trip includes travel across the scenic countryside to Salem, two days of shop-hopping, and the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

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Make Durable Copies of Originals With HTC Pattern-Ease

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Preserve your original patterns by using HTC Retail’s Pattern-Ease, #3100, to make durable copies. It’s made of 80% polyester/20% cellulose so it will not tear easily, and it is strong enough to be used repeatedly and last for years.

You can trace on this material in pencil, pen, or chalk to design or duplicate a pattern that is then used to cut out the appropriate material. It also can be run through an inkjet or laser printer or copier.

For support, it can be used as a light interfacing for sewing projects or as a stabilizer for light embroidery projects.

For embroidery, Pattern Ease adds body and support to fabric during machine stitching. Simply tear away when the work is done. It can be machine washed on warm and dried at a low setting. Iron on the permanent press setting.

Strips of Pattern Ease under seams will stabilize and keep fabric from getting caught in the machine. It also prevents seams from puckering. This white material comes on a 46-inch wide bolt in a length of 50 yards. It is stronger and more opaque than standard paper products.

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