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October 29, 2008

  • Video: Manuel’s Free-Motion Embroidery Technique

    An embroidered design starts with a drawing by designer Manuel and ends with the skilled hands and feet and knees of free-motion embroiderer Pancho Martinez.

  • Quilting Supplies by Mail

    Quilters in search of quilting thread, batting, quilting betweens, and open-ended thimbles will find what they're looking for at the companies listed here.

  • Choosing the Right Batting

    Will cotton, polyester, wool or silk batting work best for your project? Here's a handy chart that compares fiber content, prewash requirements, and more for 13 batting products.

  • Perfect Your Hand-Quilting Stitch

    Tiny, even stitches are your reward for practice and understanding all that influences a hand-quilting stitch.

  • Bra-Making Sources by Mail

    If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.

  • The Bra Dilemma Solved

    Once you select your style and perfect the fit, you can sew your own custom bra again and again.