Virginia Lindsay Offers Book Sewing To Sell

Virginia Lindsay has authored the book “Sewing To Sell.” This book is intended for anyone interested in turning their passion for sewing into a successful home business. Covering topics ranging from finding your personal sewing style, creating a product line, identifying customers, pricing and selling your work to marketing yourself and handling the business and legal side of sewing, Virginia also provides 16 customer-tested projects for you to start making and selling right away.

For more information, visit https://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Sell-Beginners-Starting-Business/dp/1607059037

Nancy Ziemann Offer Three Season Jack Project Video

Nancy Ziemann of Sewing With Nancy has provided a video showing how to make a Three Season Jacket. This project is a great introduction to sewing from a pattern, covering material choice, layout, suggested stitches and tips for more efficient sewing and ways to personalize your creation.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html . It is a fusible interfacing suitable for knits and ideal for underlining and soft tailoring

For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/video/sew-smart-a-three-season-jacket-c8uq8d/

Martha Stewart Offers Wool Cardigan Dog Coat Project

Martha Stewart has provided a project to convert a wool cardigan into a warm dog jacket.  Covering measuring your dog to determine the right size of sweater, marking the sweater for alteration, and adjusting it to your dog, this quick project allows for customized decoration and has an associated video.

For more information, visit https://www.marthastewart.com/264948/wool-cardigan-dog-coat

Minnesota Quilters Announces 40th Annual Quilt Show In June

Minnesota Quilters has announced that the 40th Annual Quilt Show and Conference will be held June 14-16, 2018. The quilt show will feature classes and lectures by nationally known teachers, as well as judged and non-judged exhibits.  Full information regarding the show will be available starting January 1, 2018.

For more information, visit http://www.mnquilt.org/mq2018/index.html

Made By Rae Offers Dragon Slippers Tutorial

Rae at Made By Rae blog has provided a tutorial on making dragon slippers. Great for cold days and wooden floors, this easy tutorial is based around a pattern derived from the intended recipient’s feet, letting you make this in any size needed. Completely customizable, this is a fun project for kids of all ages.

For more information, visit https://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/02/tutorial-by-rae-dragon-slippers/

Georgetown Texas Announces 2018 Quilt And Stitchery Show Contest

Handcrafts Unlimited has announced the Georgetown 2018 Quilt and Stitchery Show contest.  The contest will be held in Georgetown, Texas April 13-14, 2018, with entries due March 10, 2018.  Quilts may be entered in one of 14 categories, and stitchery in one of six categories.

For more information, visit http://www.handcraftsunlimited.com/georgetown-quilt-show.html

Sew Can She Offers Argyle Christmas Stocking Project

Caroline at Sew Can She website has provided a project to make quilted argyle Christmas stockings. These stockings are easy to make, using strip piecing and foundation quilting.  The steps provided include tips and tricks that can be used in other projects.

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.sewcanshe.com/blog/quilted-christmas-stockings

Needlework Tours Announces England, Scotland And Ireland Embroidery Workshop Tour In October 2018

Needlework Tours and Cruises has announced its Embroidery Workshop Tour of Northern England, Scotland and Ireland, set for September 30 – October 12, 2018. This 13-day tour will range from London to Edinburgh to Glasgow to Dublin, with many stops in between. Four to five days of classes will be taught in stately homes, with tutors trained by the Royal School of Needlework.

For more information, visit http://www.needleworktours.com.au/tours/northern-england-scotland–ireland-embroidery-workshop-tour-2018/itinerary

Super Soft Easy Stitch Stabilizer Is Ideal for Childrenswear

When embroidering on apparel for infants and children, you need a stabilizer that will be soft and comfortable against their skin. HTC Retail offers Easy Stitch for just this purpose. It’s made of super soft 100% polypropylene and ensures that the wearer will never know it’s there. Because it is manufactured without formaldehyde, it is safe for children and better for the environment. It also is inherently fire retardant.

Easy Stitch is washable and dry-cleanable once the excess is torn away. Excess material may melt in the dryer or in the dry-cleaning process. It comes in a 1.8-ounce weight and will support low stitch counts on any type of children’s wear fabrics such as jersey, interlock, 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends. It comes in a 24-inch width by 40-yard bolt.

For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349: email: info@htc-retail.com.