Posted on May 30, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
For more information, visit https://www.iquilt.com/course/t-shirt-quilts-made-easy/
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Posted on May 25, 2016 by debrasaracen
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, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html , 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.
For more information, visit http://www.windstarembroidery.com/embroidery-information.cfm?File=Applique
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Posted on May 23, 2016 by debrasaracen
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, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html is an ideal choice for use with appliqué. It is a clear fusible interfacing that allows for accurate tracing and bonds without stitching.
For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whwsYFWnhwA
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Posted on May 18, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
For more information, visit http://www.embroiderthis.com/maemondifabo.html#sthash.3COuOB2x.dpbs
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Posted on May 16, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
For more information, visit http://www.americansewingexpo.com/Contests.html
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Posted on May 11, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
For more information, visit http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Melbourne/#sthash.TZnPLB6W.l2cHnwkJ.dpbs
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Posted on May 9, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
For more information, visit http://www.sew4home.com/projects/bath-linens/summer-fun-terry-towel-coverup-matching-beach-pillow
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