Craftsy Offers Machine Embroidery On Challenging Fabrics Class

Craftsy is providing a class on “Machine Embroidery on Challenging Fabrics”. Taught by Deborah Jones, this class covers different types of difficult fabrics, stabilizer choices, solving common issues, and making proper choices in design, needles and stabilizers.

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Ellie at has provided a tutorial to make a Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow. It’s a great way to use scraps from your pile for your hearts.

A great fusible web choice for this project is HTC Stitch Witchery, 3000-28, . It is suitable for any type of fabric, trim or applique.

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Sewing & Stitchery Expo In Puyallup, Washington Announced For March 2018

Celebrating its 34th year, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Wash. has been scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. It featuring more than 100 classes each day, style shows, free learning opportunities, and a charity event. There also are lots of vendors and plenty of activities for anyone interested in sewing and stitchery.

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Create Free-Standing Appliques With H20 Gone

Create gorgeous free-standing appliqués that can be used to decorate apparel or create emblems with H20 Gone, a water dissolvable stabilizer from HTC Retail. This versatile material provides a stable nonstretch foundation for stitch-dense designs, but can be completely removed once the sewing is done.

H20 Gone is ideal for embroidering on fleece blankets, handkerchiefs, free-standing lace, napkins, and other similar applications where both sides of the piece are visible.

It also can be used for embroidering on paper, framed embroidery, Aida cloth, and other craft goods. Once a project is complete, all remaining stabilizer pieces are easily removed by soaking the embroidery in warm water.

For stiff lace, simply wet the embroidery, do not rinse. Once wet H20 Gone absorbs into the embroidery and will be stiff after drying.

In most cases, one layer will do the job because H2Gone has a unique construction that makes it stronger than traditional films. This soft, sheer stabilizer leaves no fiber residue. If preferred, it can even be run through the gentle cycle of the washer for removal.

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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.

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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.

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TLC Inspirations Offers In The Hoop Christmas Ornament Project

TLC Inspirations has provided a video on making an In-The-Hoop Christmas ornament. Starting with two pieces of felt and the design of your choice, this video uses the Brother SE400, but the techniques apply to any embroidery machine.

When making this project, consider using HTC’s RinseAway, 3170-7, , a water soluble tearaway that dissolves in the first wash.

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