Curious.com Offers Class In Appliqué Quilt Techniques

Quilt Applique

Curious.com is offering a class teaching appliqué quilting techniques using fusible webbing.  Instructor Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts walks you through 21 lessons ranging from choosing patterns, tools and materials to tracing and fusing shapes, ending with a complete quilt.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html , is a fusible web that comes on a clear plastic liner allowing for accurate tracing.

For more information, visit https://curious.com/chatterboxquilts/series/essential-guide-to-fusible-web-applique .

Sew 4 Home Shows How To Make A Roll-Up Nap Mat

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Liz Johnson at Sew 4 Home has provided a roll-up nap mat project. It is made out of flannel and high loft batting.

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece would be ideal for this project. This 3.2-ounce 100% polyester material is denser than batting, but offers better loft, dimension, and is more durable. It can be washed, dry-cleaned and run through the dryer without damage. To view on website, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html.

For more information, visit http://www.sew4home.com/projects/bed-linens/cozy-kids-roll-nap-blanket

Joe And Cheryl Show How To Make Skinny Ties

Skinny Ties

Cheryl at Joe & Cheryl have provided a tutorial on making skinny ties in your choice of patterns and materials. Cheryl also discusses tips and tricks for making the job better and easier.

For more information, visit http://joeandcheryl.com/diy-wedding-ties/

Winterthur Museum Offers Embroidery Exhibit And Conference In October

Winterthur

Winterthur Museum and Library is featuring “Embroidery: The Language of Art,” an ongoing exhibit running until January 2017. A conference is scheduled for October 14-15, 2016. It will featuring lectures by noted scholars and experts on the history of embroidery. There also will be multiple three-hour workshops.

For more information, visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1270

Crazy Little Projects Shows How To Make A Tote Bag

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Amber at Crazy Little Projects has provided a pattern and tutorial to make a custom tote bag. It is easy to sew and a great beginner sewing project.

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece, 9720-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html , is a fusible, needle-punched fleece that can be washed, dried, or dry-cleaned and is perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://crazylittleprojects.com/2013/11/easy-tote-bag-pattern-and-instructions.html

Erica’s Sewing Offers New Project Book

Make It Take It

Erica’s Sewing is offering the book “Make It, Take It” by Krista Hennebury. It features 16 project. This publication covers everything from equipment totes and needle cases to quilts, placemats and table runners.

For more information, visit https://www.ericas.com/sewing/books.htm

 

Stitchless TV Video Shows Upcycling Vintage Nightgown Into Summer Tops

Stitchless TV

Tree at Stitchless TV has provided a video showing how to upcycle an old nightgown into two stylish tops, including a puffed sleeve shirt.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Ejhx-S3Uo&feature=youtu.be

Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show Announces Contest In January 2017

OKC Quilt Contest

The Oklahoma City Winter Quilt Show has announced its 2017 Quilting Contest and Exhibition January 12-14. Multiple prizes are offered including a $400 best of show in three categories and viewer’s choice. The deadline for entries is November 14, 2016.

For more information, visit http://qscexpos.com/oklahoma.html

Kitschy Coo Offers Drawstring Gym Backpack Tutorial

Drawstring Backpack

Amanda at Kitschy Coo has created a tutorial for a back-to-school drawstring gym backpack.  It comes with a material’s list and step-by-step instructions. It has a lining for added strength and protection.

For more information, visit http://kitschycoo.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/tutorial-drawstring-gym-pe-kit-backpack.html

Quilt Seminars At Sea Offers American Heartland Cruise In October

River Cruise

Quilt Seminars At Sea is preparing its American Heartland River Cruise Quilt exploration.  Led by instructor Stevii Graves, this cruise begins in St. Louis and cruises the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers, finishing in Nashville. Highlights include a behind-the-scenes tour of Quilting World and the National Quilt Museum, and Graves will share tips and tricks for entering quilts in competitions.

For more information, visit http://www.quiltcruises.com/cruises/American-Heartland-2016/