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Trick-or-Treat Thursday! Free Halloween Apron Patterns!

We’re continuing out countdown to Halloween today with more free patterns! Halloween isn’t always just about the decorations and candy you hand out to cute little trick-or-treaters; there are tons of parties and family gatherings, and that means food! So … Continue reading

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Countdown to Halloween! Free projects, patterns and ideas!

Yesterday’s posts of Halloween decoration ideas have put me in a Halloween mood! So, I’m starting a countdown to Halloween! The actual holiday may still seem like a long way off, but it’s never too early to start planning your … Continue reading

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Tutorial Tuesday! Halloween sewing patterns and ideas!

Yes, it’s only the end of September, but Halloween is just around the corner. And if your’re like some of us, as soon as the first of October comes around decorations are up! To help you get a jump on … Continue reading

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Moiré Monday

Moiré is a fabric that has a wavy or watery appearance. Originally this watery effect was created during the weaving process, however, today it is done using a process called calendering. Calendering is essentially ironing. A piece of fabric is … Continue reading

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Flower Friday! What’s your favorite flower?

This week is National Flower Week. I realize the week is almost over, but there’s still time to celebrate! National Flower Week is observed in the United States every year during the third week of September. During this week people … Continue reading

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T-shirt Thursday! What do you do with your old shirts?

Rather than posting about fabric today, I thought I would change it up and tak about something pre-made. T-Shirts! A T-shirt is something nearly everyone has. Whether it’s a nice long-sleeve shirt, a casual short-sleeve shirt or a sleeveless rag that’s … Continue reading

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Water Wednesday! How to Sew with Water Resistant and Water Proof Fabric!

Before we get into how to sew with these fabrics, let’s answer the question: What’s the difference between water resistant and water proof? Water resistant fabrics are either tightly woven and naturally resist water, or are coated with a finish … Continue reading

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Tapestry Tuesday! What to sew with this detailed fabric!

Tapestry is a fabric that is woven with one or more extra sets of yarns or threads to create a floral or pictorial pattern. Originally tapestry was woven entirely by hand. Compared to brocade, which is a similar fabric, tapestry … 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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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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