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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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Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment

Machine Quilt a Supple and Stylish Garment

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Here’s a way to eliminate the bulk and accentuate the detail when you make a quilted jacket.

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A  Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

A Satin Stitch Adds Elegant Detail to Quilts and Garments

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When you want to add a little zing to the surface of your project, sometimes the simplest stitch gives the best results.

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SmartFlix--the NetFlix for All Crafters

SmartFlix--the NetFlix for All Crafters

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Perfect your sewing skills with the help of SmartFlix

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Get to know fabric designer Anna Maria Horner

Get to know fabric designer Anna Maria Horner

We just love the amazing fabric designs from author Anna Maria, and now she has her own pattern line and book available, too. From her very first fabric collection for Free Spirit in 2006, to her current quilting and décor lines for Westminster, Anna Maria always has an original style full of inspiration.

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Symmetry for Quilters

Symmetry for Quilters

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Use the simplest principles of symmetry to transform a single motif into endless quilting and appliqué designs.

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Crazy Patchwork by Machine

Crazy Patchwork by Machine

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Learn how to use your sewing machine's decorative stitches to mimic the random, embellished hand-piecing of Victorian crazy quilting.

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Lessons From Other Quilters

Lessons From Other Quilters

Close inspection of antique (and other) quilts reveals techniques and approaches you can use in your own work.

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Machine-Sewn Textures

Machine-Sewn Textures

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Learn how to create surface effects by stitching together shrinkable and nonshrinking fabrics, then washing them.

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Evening Purse

Evening Purse

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Hand quilting and embellishments of floss and ribbon, of my own design.

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Free Patterns: Mini-Quilt Templates in a Jiffy

Free Patterns: Mini-Quilt Templates in a Jiffy

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Give miniature foundation piecing a try using our four free patterns, and preview some quilt-block software that makes it a breeze to print templates.

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No-Mark Quilting

No-Mark Quilting

A quilting teacher explains how to create a stitching path without marking your fabric.

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