Handmadiya Offers Flat Lock Wallet Tutorial

Handmadiya has provided a tutorial on how to make a wallet. Lots of pictures show you the steps to make a two-pocket wallet to your taste, and finish it off with a classy flat lock.

For the lining, consider HTC’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html, a fusible interfacing with a variety of applications and perfect for soft, controlled shaping.

For more information, visit http://www.handmadiya.com/2017/05/wallet-with-flat-lock-tutorial.html

Pattern Pile Offers Casserole/Pie Dish Carrier Video

Pattern Pile has provided a video by Vanessa at the Crafty Gemini on making a combination quilted casserole and pie dish carrier. This quick project can be made larger or smaller, and it makes a great gift.

For more information, visit http://www.patternpile.com/sewing-patterns/how-to-sew-a-casserole-or-pie-carrier/

Susan Khalje Couture Announces Teaching Tour Of Australia

Susan Khalje has announced a teaching tour of Australia, scheduled for January, February and March, 2018. She will be teaching classes such as Couture Sewing School, Couture Techniques and Classic French Jacket in Melbourne, Sidney, Brisbane and Perth. Classes range from two to seven days.

For more information, visit http://susankhalje.com/classes/2017-australia-teaching-tour/

Shwin and Shwin Offers Child’s Monster Sweater Upcycle Project

Shauna at Shwin and Shwin has provided a project to rework an adult sweater for a child. Shauna walks you through the process of developing a pattern and then applying that to an existing sweater. She even adds an embroidered monster for decoration.

For more information, visit https://shwinandshwin.com/2011/01/monster-sweater.html

San Jose Museum Of Quilts and Textiles Announces 40th Anniversary Exhibition

The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles has announced “Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition.” Running from October 20, 2017 to January 14, 2018, join the Museum as it celebrates 40 years and exhibits and highlights pieces from their permanent collection.

For more information, visit https://www.sjquiltmuseum.org/upcoming-exhibitions-sjmqt-sanjose-soma-downtown

Choose Which HTC Interlining Best Meets Your Quilt’s Purpose

This month’s free project is a T-shirt quilt featuring four HTC interlinings and information on how to choose the best product for your quilt’s purpose.

 Download the project at: http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=60

Craftsy Offers Festive Christmas Napkin Tutorial

Marjorie at Craftsy has provided a tutorial for making festive embroidered Christmas napkins. Great for hostess gifts or livening up a holiday meal, this tutorial also provides tips on stabilizer, fabric and design choices.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Tear Away, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html . It is a premium-grade tearaway that offers support for embroidery.

For more information, visit https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/12/holiday-embroidery-tutorial/

British Quilt and Stitch Village Announces Quilting And Embroidery Contests


The British Quilt and Stitch Village has announced its Open Competition, with entries due January 31, 2018. There are six quilt and five embroidery categories. Anyone can enter, whatever your experience or ability. You don’t have to be an expert, and there are categories for small and large pieces of work.

For more information, visit http://quiltandstitchvillage.com/competition

Purl Soho Offers Quilted and Appliqued Thanksgiving Runner Project

The ladies at Purl Soho have provided a lovely quilted and appliqued runner project for Thanksgiving. This quilted runner is double batted to allow it to be used as a heat pad. The creation of this double quilted runner is shown in great detail, with tips provided for making each step more easily.

For the batting, consider HTC’s Fusible Fleece, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid22.html, a 3.2-ounce 100% polyester, needle-punched fleece that is fusible. It offers better loft and dimension than traditional products.

For more information, visit https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2008/11/07/thanksgiving-table-appliqued-quilted-runner/

Sunshine Sewing and Quilting Offers Caribbean Quilting Cruise In February

Sunshine Sewing and Quilting is offering a Fun In The Sun Tropical Caribbean Quilting Cruise February 10-17, 2018. With classes led by quilting artist Fay Nicoll, this cruise will have stops from Ft. Lauderdale to the Dominican Republic. Janome quilting machines will be provided.

For more information, visit http://www.sunshinesewing.com/cruise2018.html