Martha Stewart Offers Felt Slippers Project


Martha Stewart has provided a project to make custom felt slippers, just in time for cooler weather.  With a materials list and instructions, a downloadable template is provided that may be customized for different shoe sizes.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, , is a fusible web interfacing that allows for accurate tracing and is ideal for a project like this.

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Sewing With Nancy Offers Best Sweatshirt Makeovers Video

Sweatshirt Makovers

Nancy Ziemann, host of Sewing With Nancy, has a video entitled “Best Sweatshirt Makeovers.” Featuring Mary Mulari, you will learn different techniques and design ideas to give basic fleece a whole new fashion flair. See how to add appliqués, plackets and zippers for your own custom look.

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Martingale Offers Quilt Collection Book By Gwen Marston

Common Thread Book

Martingale is offering the book “A Common Thread – A Collection of Quilts” by Gwen Marston.  Displaying the fruits of Marston’s five-decade passion for quilts, ranging from early work inspired by Mennonite quilts to her exploration of modern design, this book is filled with detailed, up-close photos.

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IPM Quilting Contest Announced For 2017 In Walton, Ontario

IPM Expo

The 100th International Plowing Match and Rural Expo (IPM) has announced its 2017 Quilt Competition. This quilt show will be held in Walton, Ontario August 19-20, 2017. There are 15 quilting categories, including youth categories.  Cash prizes range from $50-$100. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2017.

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Craftsy Offers Sewing With Oilcloth Class


Craftsy has provided a class in sewing sturdy bags and baskets from oilcloth. Instructor Kathy McGee will show how to make a market bag and sewing basket from this material, sharing methods to make cutting and sewing with this material easy, as well as information on appropriate needles and presser feet.

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Alexandra Palace In London Hosts Knitting And Stitching Show In October

Knitting Stitching Show

The Knitting And Stitching Show will be at the Alexandra Palace in London October 5-9, 2016. This show will feature hundreds of workshops and exhibitors, and galleries featuring outstanding art by the UK’s best textile artists.

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Create Skillet Handle Covers With HTC Armo Fleece Plus

Top Photo Armo Fleece Plus Skillet Handle Cover Project

This step-by-step free project will show you how to create covers to protect your hands from a hot skillet handle. Go to

Polka Dot Chair Offers Halloween Apron Tutorial


Melissa of Polka Dot Chair blog has created a tutorial for a “batty” Halloween-themed apron, which is fully lined, has two pockets and adjustable ties. The tutorial provides a materials list and pictorial instructions for making this cute apron.

HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, , is a lightweight fusible interfacing that is ideal for underlinings and can be machine washed  and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.

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US Quilt Tours Offers Quilting In Florida February 2017


U.S. Quilt Tours is hosting an event in Florida February 12-19, 2017. Multiple day workshops with Ann Holte and Ellen Lindner at the Atlantic Center for the Arts are featured, along with a day at the Sun Coast Quilt Expo, a quilting workshop in Plant City, and an optional side trip to historic Saint Augustine.

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Armo Fleece Plus Sew-In Fleece Interlining Offers Stability

HTC Armo Fleece Plus Skillet Handle  Product Photo (1)

Armo Plus Fleece, #9700-1, offered by HTC Retail, is sew-in, needle-punched fleece designed to be used as an interlining for quilts, bags, placemats, wall hangings, and crafts. It is made of 100% polyester and comes in a 45-inch width on a 20-yard bolt.

It provides excellent stability as well as prevents fabric from stretching and distorting. It adds crispness and shaping to any project. It can be machine washed and tumbled dry, and a warm iron can be used as needed. It also can be dry-cleaned.

For best results, fuse it to fabric using HTC Stitch Witchery, #3000-28. This web-like bonding material holds layers together without stitching.

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