The Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Announces Raleigh, North Carolina Show July 2017


The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo has announced its Raleigh, N.C. show has been scheduled for July 20-27, 2017. It will feature classes, runway fashion shows and stage presentations, a display gallery featuring the latest from top textile artists, make-it-and-take-it projects and plenty of prizes.This event will have plenty of quilt and sewing fun for everyone.

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HTC Retail Offers Cloud Cover Stitch


Cover up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches with Cloud Cover Stitch, offered by HTC Retail, which is specifically designed to be used on the backside of embroidered designs.

Cloud Cover Stitch is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for use 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 and black in 20-inch x 25 yard rolls.

HTC Retail Division is a full line supplier of materials for stabilizing embroidery, interlinings for sewing, and a variety of craft materials. It sells through a national network of home sewing and embroidery dealers.

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Sewing & Stitchery Expo Announced for March 2017


The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has been announced for March 2-5, 2017 in Puyallup, Washington at the Washington State Fair Event Center. This show features a large vendor floor, hands-on classes, free demos, over 100 daily seminars and 6 different free style shows every day.

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HTC Retail Offers Sheer D’Light Featherweight Fusible Interfacing


Sheer D’Light Featherweight interfacing, available from HTC Retail, is a fusible interfacing that provides gentle support and draping with a soft hand for sheer to lightweight knits and woven fabrics.

Made of 100 percent polyester and thermo bonded, it works well for tailoring and backing, as well as for stabilizing edge finishes and stopping fraying on very lightweight fabrics. It also can be used to create neat, strong, non-rolling hems on batiste, chiffon, silk, and other delicate materials by fusing narrow strips to fabric edges. It is washable and dry cleanable.

Sheer D’Light is nonwoven with a crosswise stretch and can be machine washed and dried. It is pretreated with the same method as the fabric being used. Available in white and charcoal, Sheer D’Light comes in 20-inch by 35-yard rolls.

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Martha Stewart Shows How To Make A Colorful Fabric Clutch


Robin Grawunder and Martha Stewart have provided a project to make a fabric clutch.  It includes a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions, as well as a video.

HTC Retail’s Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-2, , is durable press fusible woven for firm support and stability.

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Creative Machine Embroidery Offers Cutwork Shirt Embroidery Project

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Shannon Dennis and Creative Machine Embroidery have provided a project to add cutwork embroidery to a button-down shirt.  There is a shopping list and a set of directions…

HTC Retail’s Tear-Away, 3190-7, , is a premium-grade 1.5 oz. tearaway stabilizer that is multidirectionally stable for the ultimate in embroidery support. It works well for this type of project.

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Craft, Quilt & Sewing Expo Holds May Event In Albuquerque


The Craft, Quilt & Sewing Expo has scheduled its Albuquerque, New Mexico, show for May 19–21, 2016. This show will feature exhibitors, free seminars and workshops, and daily door prizes for sewing, quilting, needlearts and crafts.

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