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.

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Choose Which HTC Interlining Best Meets Your Quilt’s Purpose

This month’s free project is a T-shirt quilt featuring four HTC interlinings and information on how to choose the best product for your quilt’s purpose.

 Download the project at: http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=60

PolkaDot Chair Offers Halloween Apron Tutorial

Melissa of the PolkaDot Chair blog has provided a tutorial for making a Halloween-themed apron. You can modify this cute apron design by choosing decorations to suit whatever holiday you wish.

The perfect stabilizer for this project is HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html. It is a fusible interfacing that has a variety of applications when sewing light- to medium-weight knits, wovens, and loose-weave wovens. It’s also ideal for underlinings and soft tailoring.

For more information, visit http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/10/a-very-batty-halloween-apron-tutorial.html/

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.

Madeira USA Offers Tips On Comparing Embroidery Thread

Alice Wolf of Madeira USA has written a tip on how to compare rayon and polyester embroidery thread. The inherent differences between the two types of embroidery thread are shown, allowing embroiderers to make the best choice depending on their project.

For more information, visit https://printwearmag.com/features/tips-comparing-good-quality-embroidery-threads?utm_source=SilverpopMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170424%20PW%20eNews%20(1)&utm_content=&spMailingID=17064828&spUserID=MTczMzAzODY0NjI4S0&spJobID=1001806228&spReportId=MTAwMTgwNjIyOAS2

Wellington, New Zealand Craft And Quilt Fair Announced For August 31

The Craft And Quilt Fair will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, August 31-September 2 2017. It will feature demonstrations, exhibitors, seminars and hands-on learning workshops as well as a fabulous collection of quilts and textile arts.

For more information, visit http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Wellington/highlights/

Sew Sarah Smith Announces 2017 Summer Challenge

Sarah Smith has announced its summer challenge for 2017, #sewtogetherforsummer, the Summer of the Shirtdress. Open to sewers at all levels; anyone who makes a shirtdress between March 15th and June 21st 2017 and posts it on Instagram with hashtag #sewtogetherforsummer will be eligible. Sixteen winners will be selected at random to receive a gift from one of the sponsors.

HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html , is a fusible non-woven interfacing that is made for sewing light and medium-weight knits and woven fabrics and can be machine washed and dried, making it perfect for collars and facings on a project like this.

For more information, visit https://sewsarahsmith.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/sewtogetherforsummer-2017-its-the-summer-of-the-shirtdress/