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2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops

2012 Sewing and Fashion Events and Workshops

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If you love learning new sewing techniques, meeting like-minded sewers, or the history of fashion, put these events, workshops, and exhibitions on your 2012 calendar.

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Calling fiber arts students!

Calling fiber arts students!

The non-profit Textile Study Group of New York is holding a competition for students of the fiber arts. The Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Student Award program is now accepting student portfolios for a chance to win a cash prize!

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BOOK GIVEAWAY:  Deploy that Fabric by Jen Eskridge

BOOK GIVEAWAY: "Deploy that Fabric" by Jen Eskridge

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23 Sewing Projects to help remember our spouses, fathers, and sons serving in the military

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Piece a Binding then Machine Applique it in Place

Piece a Binding then Machine Applique it in Place

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It’s a great way to add a creative and decorative finish to any edge.

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Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

Quick Cuts for Applique and Quilting

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The AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter looks like a handy way to cut multiples of fabric shapes fast.

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National Make a Blanket Day

National Make a Blanket Day

Help a child in need by making a blanket this Saturday.

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Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create Fashionable Quilted Garments

Create soft, supple, lightweight, and shapely garments in which the quilting lines serve as embellishment and detail.

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Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments

Choose the Right Batting for Quilted Garments

Here are some tips for choosing matching your batting to your project.

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Download a Free Holiday Stocking Pattern

Download a Free Holiday Stocking Pattern

Decorate for the holidays in style with this free stocking pattern from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.

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Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads

Prevent Stray Bobbin Threads

Use hair elastics to help keep thread on your bobbins.

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Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread

Spike Your Hand-Sewing Thread

When hand-sewing, I use a bill spike to hold my spool of thread. They are available in stationery-supply catalogs. It helps keep my spool of thread readily accessible without rolling away but gives...

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Sheath a tracing-wheel blade

Sheath a tracing-wheel blade

Use a toothbrush holder as a handy storage place for tracing wheels.

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Kitchen Mats in the Sewing Room

Kitchen Mats in the Sewing Room

Pliable kitchen mats come in handy as a cutting mat when using a rotary cutter.

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Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners

Perfect Narrow Mitered Corners

Use this method for easy-to-sew, professional-looking corners.

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Floral net thread cover

Floral net thread cover

Use net flower covers to help keep thread on its spool.

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How to Make a Needle Case

How to Make a Needle Case

Check out this tutorial by Kelly Lee-Creel for a quick-to-make home for your needles.

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How to Make a Hawaiian-Style Floor Pillow

How to Make a Hawaiian-Style Floor Pillow

Molly at the Purl Bee created this great tutorial on how to make applique floor cushions.

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Friday Etsy Round Up: Pincushions

Friday Etsy Round Up: Pincushions

Check out these handmade versions by Etsy sellers for a cute take on this sewing must-have.

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National Quilting Day

National Quilting Day

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Celebrate National Quilting Day with techniques from Threads.

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Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment, Part II

Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment, Part II

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Finishing touches, both inside and out, will take your quilted garment to the next level.

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