Copyright (c) 2015 ThreadsMagazine.com en-us Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:58:22 -0500 Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries Threads - "Threads Daily" blog entries http://www.threadsmagazine.com/assets/images/cs_logo_sm.jpg http://www.threadsmagazine.com/blog/threads-daily <![CDATA[Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew!]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:03:40 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42945/upcoming-sewing-contests-challenge-yourself-to-sew http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42945/upcoming-sewing-contests-challenge-yourself-to-sew Upcoming Sewing Contests: Challenge Yourself to Sew! Posted by CarolFresia
These sewing contests are fun, inspiring, and guaranteed to improve your skills. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Huge Quilting Giveaway]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42743/huge-quilting-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42743/huge-quilting-giveaway Huge Quilting Giveaway Posted by jpetersen
Only one Threads online user will win this incredible prize package! ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42153/sewing-tip-how-to-decide-whether-to-staystitch-knits Sewing Tip: How to Decide Whether to Staystitch Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
You don't always need to staystitch when using a knit fabric. Find out when it is necessary in this sewing tip from Threads #178. ]]>
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<![CDATA[University Curator Publishes Book on Paper Sewing Patterns]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42896/university-curator-publishes-book-on-paper-sewing-patterns http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42896/university-curator-publishes-book-on-paper-sewing-patterns University Curator Publishes Book on Paper Sewing Patterns Posted by SLMiller
Joy Spanabel Emery's scholarly work "A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The home dressmaking fashion revolution" delves into the complex history of the companies that built the home sewing pattern industry and the technological advances that made it all possible. ]]>
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<![CDATA[9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:15:28 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42413/9-ideas-to-decorate-your-sewing-room http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42413/9-ideas-to-decorate-your-sewing-room 9 Ideas to Decorate your Sewing Room Posted by dfinkle
See how our authors adorn their spaces. ]]>
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<![CDATA[13 Ways to Sew with Knits]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 08:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37197/13-ways-to-sew-with-knits http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/37197/13-ways-to-sew-with-knits 13 Ways to Sew with Knits Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Discover some tips and techniques for sewing with knits. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Machine Features You'll Really Use]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:41:55 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42798/sewing-machine-features-youll-really-use http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42798/sewing-machine-features-youll-really-use Sewing Machine Features You'll Really Use Posted by CarolFresia
Find out what earns a sewing machine top marks in the eyes of the Threads staff. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Embellishments Special Issue: Check out our latest issue and enter to win!]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42412/embellishments-special-issue-check-out-our-latest-issue-and-enter-to-win http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42412/embellishments-special-issue-check-out-our-latest-issue-and-enter-to-win Embellishments Special Issue: Check out our latest issue and enter to win! Posted by ThreadsMagazine
Here's a sneak peek at what you expect to find in our all-new Embellishments special issue and enter to win a copy. ]]>
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<![CDATA[How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42373/how-to-attach-appliques-across-curved-seams How to Attach Appliques Across Curved Seams Posted by ThreadsMagazine
If you're appliquéing a net garment and intend to place any of the appliqués so that they overlap the garment seams, there's a special method for attaching them. Read on to find out how. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42676/historical-fashion-gets-turned-inside-out-at-kent-state-university-museum http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42676/historical-fashion-gets-turned-inside-out-at-kent-state-university-museum Historical Fashion Gets Turned Inside Out at Kent State University Museum Posted by SLMiller
A new exhibition, "Inside Out," open now, reveals the hidden construction details of garments from the 18th to the 20th centuries. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Baby Lock - How to Gather a Veil with a Serger]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:27:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42608/baby-lock-how-to-gather-a-veil-with-a-serger http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42608/baby-lock-how-to-gather-a-veil-with-a-serger Baby Lock - How to Gather a Veil with a Serger Posted by Baby_Lock
Watch this video to learn tips and techniques from Baby Lock sewing machines on how to serge a wedding veil. ]]>
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<![CDATA[2015 National Serger Month Giveaway]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:20:38 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42647/2015-national-serger-month-giveaway http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42647/2015-national-serger-month-giveaway 2015 National Serger Month Giveaway Posted by EvamarieGomez
We're celebrating the third annual National Serger Month with an exciting giveaway. Enter for a chance to win one copy of "Serger Techniques" and "Fashion Serge" DVDs. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Designer Update: Mimi Prober Earns Widespread Recognition for Her Lace Creations]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42362/designer-update-mimi-prober-earns-widespread-recognition-for-her-lace-creations http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42362/designer-update-mimi-prober-earns-widespread-recognition-for-her-lace-creations Designer Update: Mimi Prober Earns Widespread Recognition for Her Lace Creations Posted by KennethDKing
Mimi Prober, whom you remember from "Saving Lace," featured on the cover and inside Threads #166 (April/May 2013), is enjoying greater success. Read more for the inside scoop. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Huge Four-Prize Giveaway to Inspire Your Sewing]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42081/huge-four-prize-giveaway-to-inspire-your-sewing http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42081/huge-four-prize-giveaway-to-inspire-your-sewing Huge Four-Prize Giveaway to Inspire Your Sewing Posted by jpetersen
Enter this incredible craft giveaway to receive three awesome books and extras. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Enter the 2015 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42162/enter-the-2015-sewstylish-spring-fashion-challenge http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42162/enter-the-2015-sewstylish-spring-fashion-challenge Enter the 2015 SewStylish Spring Fashion Challenge Posted by EvamarieGomez
Share your spring-inspired garments by 11:59 p.m. EST, May 22, for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42154/sewing-tip-how-and-why-to-sew-directionally Sewing Tip: How and Why to Sew Directionally Posted by ThreadsMagazine
This handy sewing tip from Threads #178 helps you get both sides of the garment to stay the same length throughout the construction process. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book review: Women in Clothes]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42314/book-review-women-in-clothes http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42314/book-review-women-in-clothes Book review: Women in Clothes Posted by CarolFresia
How does fashion define, dictate, or declare who you are? ]]>
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<![CDATA[Get ready for Spring!]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:40:00 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42175/get-ready-for-spring http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42175/get-ready-for-spring Get ready for Spring! Posted by SLMiller
It's still cold and snowy in many parts of North America, but at least we can look forward to fresh spring colors in our sewing. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Book Giveaway and Interview with Quilting Expert Joan Ford]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 13:08:13 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41907/book-giveaway-and-interview-with-quilting-expert-joan-ford http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/41907/book-giveaway-and-interview-with-quilting-expert-joan-ford Book Giveaway and Interview with Quilting Expert Joan Ford Posted by daguguliaro
Read our exclusive interview with Joan Ford, the author of "When Bad Things Happen to Good Quilters," and enter for your chance to win a copy of her book. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Sewaholic Announces its New Davie Dress Pattern]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:13:06 -0500 http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42137/sewaholic-announces-its-new-davie-dress-pattern http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/42137/sewaholic-announces-its-new-davie-dress-pattern Sewaholic Announces its New Davie Dress Pattern Posted by dfinkle
Add this beautiful knit pattern to your sewing shopping list. ]]>
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