Sew Great Tours Announces Houston International Quilt Festival Tour In October

Sew Great Tours has announced that they are leading a tour culminating in the Houston Fall International Quilt Festival, lasting from October 30-November 5. Starting in Des Moines, Iowa October 30, with quilting stops in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on the road to Houston, two full days will be spent at the quilt festival. Tours of Southfork Ranch and Galveston are included in the itinerary.

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Acro Washable Nonfusible Hair Canvas Offers Firm Control

Enhance the professional look of a suit, jacket, or coat with Acro, #87007, a woven hair canvas interfacing suitable for garment construction where crisp detail or firm control is desired. Offered by HTC Retail, this sew-in product is made of 54% polyester/ 27% hair/ 12% cotton/ 7% wool and comes in a natural color.

It can be washed or dry-cleaned and can be used with medium to heavyweight fabrics. It is ideal as a sew-in interfacing for the front of a men’s suit jacket or other fine tailored garment that requires a firm hold. It is not suggested for use with triacetate, seersucker, lace, or rainwear.

Seams can bulk up quickly with reinforced layers and the sew-in version allows you to trim from seam allowances as you go. It comes in a 23-inch width on a 25-yard bolt.

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Instructables Offers Bathing Suit Wrap Project

Danger is My Middle Name at Instructables has provided a quick and easy project to make a bathing suit wrap. Using about 1 yard of fabric, three quick steps will have you with a wrap ready for your next trip to the lake or beach. Suggestions are provided on choices for the materials.

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Lisa Archer Offers Modern Machine Embroidery Project Book

Lisa Archer has written Modern Machine Embroidery, offering 11 of her Pickle Pie designs as well as 24 embroidery motifs. In addition to the detailed instruction you will find essential information about stabilizer, thread, fabric, hooping, and more. Learn how to create fashionable appliques and custom monograms. A DVD with 25 embroidery designs and a complete alphabet are included.

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The Sewing Loft Offers Summertime Embroidery Design Project

Heather at The Sewing Loft blog has provided a Summertime Embroidery Design project, suitable for use on pillows, cushions, hangings, etc.  She walks you through the steps and provides options and suggestions to customize this project to suit your particular needs.

HTC Sheer D’Light Light Weight, 2102-7, , is a fusible 100% polyester stabilizer designed for fabrics such as Lycra, rayon, tricot, and silk and machine washable and dry cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

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Wisconsin Public TV Quilt Expo Announces Quilt Contest In September

Wisconsin Public Television Quilt Expo has announced its Quilt Contest for September 7-9. This judged and juried contest has 10 categories for quilters of all levels. Prizes will be awarded for each category, as well as Best in Show and Viewers’ Choice.

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Crafty Like A Rox Offers Americana Picnic Blanket Tutorial

Crafty Like A Rox blog has provided an American Picnic Blanket tutorial. Made of contrasting cotton fabrics, this project is a good way to use fabric scraps for the embellishments.

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