Anita’s Quilts And Quilting Offers Necktie Quilt Project

Anita at Anita’s Quilts and Quilting has provided a tutorial on making a quilt using necktie applique. It covers the preparation of the neckties and the steps needed to make the quilt. The information is adaptable to any quilting design.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Sheer D’Light Lightweight, 2102-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid17.html . It is a premium-grade tearaway that offers support for embroidery

For more information, visit https://yesiquilt.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/necktie-quilt-instructions/

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Mommy By Day Blog Offers Christmas Stocking Tutorial

Ashley at Mommy By Day Crafter By Night Blog has provided a project to make a quilted Christmas stocking. This project can be made any size you desire, and it is a good way to use scrap fabric. Make a custom stocking suitable for everyone this Christmas!

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 http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2011/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html

American Sewing Guild Offers New York Fashion Tour In May

The American Sewing Guild has scheduled a New York Fashion Tour for May 20 – 26, 2018. Guides Marsha McClintock and Marla Kazell will show you New York from the Top Of The Rock to a designer’s workshop. Stops will include a visit to fabric and trim stores, private garment viewing, a McCall Pattern Company tour and the Metropolitan Museum’s fashion exhibit.

For more information, visit https://www.asg.org/files/tour/SMF_NewYork_Spr18.pdf

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.

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/