Embroidery Mart Atlanta Scheduled For February

Embroidery Mart has been announced for February 2 – 3, 2018. This show for embroidery professionals and apparel decorators will feature free classes, vendors and plenty of opportunity to get to know other professionals. Registration is free for all current members of the National Network of Embroidery Professionals.

For more information, visit http://embroiderymart.com/atlanta/

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Provide Firm Support For Purses, Hats and Costumes With HTC Ultra Firm

HTC Retail’s Ultra Firm, 9260-1, is a heavyweight sew-in stabilizer for use with a wide range of projects including wearables, home decorating, and crafts. Firm, yet flexible, it is made of 100% polyester that can be machine washed and tumble dried, or dry-cleaned.

It is easy to mark and cut with scissors or a rotary cutter. There is no grain so it can be cut in any direction. It can be sandwiched between other fabrics, and it will not flatten or distort with steam pressing.

For wearables, it’s an ideal material for making costumes, hat brims, purses, tote bags, and other accessories. For home decorating projects, it can be used to create cornices or as extra support for wall-hanging quilts. It’s also ideal for free motion embroidery and stipple quilting providing a firm and lofty foundation.

For crafts, Ultra Firm can be used in place of paperboard for boxes, folders, frames, and similar projects. It also can be glued and stapled. For added stiffness, you can glue layers of Ultra Firm together. You can set or restore its shape by steam pressing. It comes in white.

To order, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid47.html. For more information or to download a free project, go to www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510-0349; email: info@htc-retail.com.

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/

Touch O’ Gold II Offers Durability and Shape

Touch O’ Gold II, #1850, is a lightweight fusible interfacing that provides medium grain-wise support. This fusible woven adds durability, shape, and strength while offering soft, fluid drape. It also preserves the feel and qualities of fine and delicate fabrics.

Touch O’ Gold II allows for bias stretch without distortion, while maintaining form and control of the stretch. It is available in black and white and fuses when pressed with light steam. Use of a press cloth is recommended with thin, delicate fabrics.

White Touch O’ Gold II, 1850-1, blends with light-colored fabrics adding a slight opacity. Black Touch O’ Gold II, 1850-2, decreases the see-through characteristics of sheer fabrics without full opacity.

To order, download a free project, or find the dealer nearest you, go www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510-0349; email: info@htc-retail.com.

HTC Cloud Cover Stitch Provides Protection Against Scratchy Stitching

Cloud Cover Stitch (#1890-1), http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?Cloud_Cover_Stitch-pid58.html , is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for covering up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches on the backside of embroidered designs.

It can be used on a wide range of delicate fabrics such as silk, satin, lame, and chamois to give the fabric more body while not altering its appearance or drape. It also prevents unraveling and shredding so your embroidered design holds up better to everyday wear and tear.

Use Cloud Cover Stitch for baby clothes, golf shirts, or any type of women’s fashion wear. It has a unique multidirectional stretch, and it bonds at a moderate temperature so you do not have to worry about scorching or burning of delicate fabrics.

Cloud Cover Stitch is offered in white, black and beige in 30-inch x 25 yard and 60-inch x 100 yard rolls.

Embroidery Library Offers In-The-Hoop Purse Project

Embroidery Project Library has provided a project to make an embroidered purse made in-the-hoop. This project gives you a stunning addition to your wardrobe, personalized to match your very own style.

HTC Tear Away, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html , is a premium-grade tearaway designed for stable fabrics or a variety of knitted fabrics and is machine washable and dry cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProjects/Projects.aspx?productid=PR1240

It’s Sew Easy Provides Fish Beach Bag Video

Caroline Critchfield had produced a video showing how to make a fish-shaped mesh beach bag. This project is great for use at the beach, because it allows sand to fall out, and also doubles as a laundry bag. Caroline shows all the steps required, discussing options along the way.

HTC Trans-Web,4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html , is a fusible interfacing that is machine washable and dry-cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

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