Monthly Archives: September 2012

Attaching Satin Blanket Binding

Have you ever had trouble attaching satin blanket binding? Here are some tips for mitering corners, joining strips and finishing a blanket in under an hour. I was at the fabric store this weekend buying fleece for my little boy’s … Continue reading

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Recycled Sweater Mittens! Come Sew with Us!

Have you ever shrunken a wool sweater in the washing machine, either on purpose or by accident? The resulting felted wool is great for stitching up lots of projects, from softies to slippers and much more! This Sunday 9/23, we’re … Continue reading

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Muslin Monday! What to make with one of the oldest cottons!

Muslin is one of the earliest cotton cloths. It originated in Bangladesh, and there is written record of its existence all the way back to the 13th century. Original muslin was not bleached or finished and had a rough, unrefined … Continue reading

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Q&A with Gertie, plus win Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing!

Happy Free Stuff Friday! Today we’re SUPER excited to be giving away a copy of Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing by Gretchen Hirsch and published by STC Craft! If you’re a fan of Gertie’s already, you know that she’s … Continue reading

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Fleece Friday! Five fun patterns to sew with fleece!

As the weather starts to get a little cooler, nothing sounds better than slipping on a warm and cozy fleece jacket or curling up under a fleece blanket. Fleece is a great fabric to work with! It’s easy to sew; … Continue reading

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Taffeta Thursday! Fun tips for sewing with Taffeta!

Taffeta dates all the way back to the 16th century.  The word taffeta is derived from the Persian word taftah, which refers to a fine, plain weave. While taffeta was originally made of silk, today it can be found made … Continue reading

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Quilts for Kids Charity Drive

September is National Sewing Month! To commemorate this, PFAFF sewing dealers across the country are partnering with Quilts for Kids charity and hosting handmade patchwork quilt donations for children who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses or are victims of abuse.  … Continue reading

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Waffle Cloth Wednesday! What is Waffle Cloth?

Waffle cloth, also known as waffle weave fabric or honeycomb fabric, is a woven fabric that has a recessed pattern created by cords running either vertically,horizontally or both, creating a square design (hence the waffle name). Waffle cloth is generally … Continue reading

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Tulle Tuesday! Seven tips for sewing with Tulle.

Tulle is a fine, lightweight material commonly used in veils, tutus and gowns. It’s a machine-made cotton or manufactured net that has a hexahonal mesh. Soft tulle can be used to create a lacy look while stiffer tulle can be used … Continue reading

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Sewing with Felt

Happy Monday afternoon everyone! I hope you all had a wonderfully crafty weekend. I spent my weekend crafting with felt. I like felt because it’s easy to draw designs on and cut out, you don’t have to finish all the edges … Continue reading

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