Creative Machine Embroidery Shows How To Make Halloween Pillow Covers

Pillow-CSue Barnabee at Creative Machine Embroidery has provided a tutorial showing how to make a pair of Halloween-themed pillow covers.  Providing a full materials list and step-by-step instructions, this tutorial will produce two attractive pillow covers.

HTC Retail’s Ultra-Firm, 9260-1, an ideal choice for this application. It is a heavyweight sew-in stabilizer that is firm but flexible.

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OSewPersonal Offers Video On How To Make A 10-Minute Table Runner

10-minute runner

Kelly from OSewPersonal has posted a video teaching how to make a table runner in 10 minutes. Using two pieces of fabric, this easy project is great for a quick change in décor.

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Show Off Your Olympic Spirit With A Quilted Mug Rug

Olympic Rings

The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are right around the corner. Show off your Olympic spirit with this Olympic rings mug rug offered on the Sew Lux Fabric blog. This simple design is quick and easy to quilt, and it is a great display piece for your viewing party.

HTC Retail offers Quilt-Fuse #3240-1 ( for making this mug rug.  For the mug rug tutorial, go to:

Heart Struck Table Runner Is Ideal For Valentine’s Day

Heart Struck Runner

Kim, from Kim’s Big Quilting Adventure, is giving away a free Heart Struck Runner quilting pattern and tutorial. Made for the intermediate quilter, this weekend project is ideal for Valentine’s Day.  For the pattern and tutorial, go here: 

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece #9720-1,, would be an ideal choice for this project. It is a 3.2-ounce material that is denser than batting but offers better loft, dimension, and is more durable. It can be washed, dry-cleaned and run through the dryer without damage.

Free Valentine’s Day Flag Pattern

Valentine Flag

Freeda’s Hive is offering a free pattern that is perfect for your Valentine’s Day decor.  Use this pattern to make a Valentine’s Day heart garden flag or banner that is sure to be the perfect boost to your curb appeal.  When choosing materials for this project, be sure to pick up HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece #9720-1, For the free pattern and tutorial, go here:

Koala Studios Sponsors Sweepstakes For Five-Drawer Sewing Storage Tower

Koala Sweepstakes

Enter the Koala Studios Sweepstakes and you might win a Koala Storage Tower. Offered in eight finishes, it features five full-extension drawers to hold CDs, notions, patterns, and other supplies. Simply use the online room planner to design your dream sewing room, print and fill out the entry form, and take it to your local Koala Retailer by December 31, 2013 for your chance to win.  More information and links can be found at:

Deck Your Halls With Felt Holiday Banner

Nov. 25

This cute holiday banner will spruce up any space this Christmas season and is oh-so easy to make.  Go take a look at the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess blog,

Instead of messy fabric glue, use HTC Retail’s Stitch Witchery (S3000-28) to adhere your letters.

Sew It All Offers How-To Show On PBS Television Stations


Sew It All, a one-stop online store with hundreds products, projects, and tips for sewing, quilting and crafting, now has its own TV show in some PBS regions. You can get episodes dating from 2011 to today by visiting

Heat Up Your Window Treatments

roller shade


 Fuse-A-Shade is fun, fast, and easy to use.  Fabric and stabilizer are cut to size and fused together in just 10-15 seconds. Fuse-A-shade also comes with complete hardware to create your own roller shade! For beautiful custom window shades in just minutes, visit:


The Greener Option To Paper Towels

ReUseable Paper Towels

What could be greener than reusable kitchen towels? In this Sew A Straight Line blog by Sabra Gubler is a pictorial step-by-step on how to make them.


“They make a great gift because you can personalize them with fabrics, and they’re practical,” says Gubler. “We still use paper towels for some things, but in the past year since making our set, we’ve only gone through four rolls of the paper towels.  That’s down from at least one roll a week prior to switching over!