Debbie Shore Offers eBook ‘Half Yard Gifts’

Sewing guru Debbie Shore has provided the latest in her “Half Yard” book series. With 22 projects to make and give, each using a half yard or less of material, these projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons, kneeling pads and tool belts. Advice is given for customizing the projects.

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Repairing Damaged Needlework


Damaged needlework need not be assigned to the garbage. If the piece is significant then you can salvage it using any number of HTC interfacings. Several of the fusible interfacings act as a foundation layer that keeps the piece from fraying further or being pulled out of shape. This can extend the life of the piece for many years. For this demonstration we will stabilize a small square doily that has been ‘dog-chewed’.

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The Long Thread Offers Squirrel Friends Applique Project


Ellen at The Long Thread blog has provided a quick no-sew applique project. Offering templates for one or two squirrels, instructions and materials are provided so you can add these appliques to T-shirts, aprons or whatever takes your fancy.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, , is a versatile fusible interfacing that is ideal for appliques and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.

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Mary Fons Offers New “Quilt Scout” Blog

Fons Quilt Scout

Mary Fons has announced that she is starting a new blog dealing with all things quilting related.  “The Quilt Scout” will provide a blend of news, commentary and stories, all in Fons’ unique voice.

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Choose Tailor’s Pride Sew-In Hair Canvas For Suits, Hats

HTC Tailor's Pride  Hair Canvas



Tailor’s Pride,#87009, is ideal for any garment or project that needs crisp shaping. Made of 41% acrylic, 19% hair, 16% polyester, 15% rayon, and 9% cotton, this sew-in hair canvas is 23 inches wide. Its medium weight makes it suitable for dry-cleanabletailored suits, ties, and hats.

Offered by HTC, it offers stability on the crosswise grain and fluidity on the lengthwise grain. It springs back into shape when crushed. It can be preshrunk with the use of heavy steam or a dry cleaner can steam it for you.

It has a wonderful drape and offers structured, yet flexible support. It comes in natural on a 25-yard roll.

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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If I sew fast enough, does it count as aerobic exercise?

If I sew fast enough

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