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Keep fabric steady while ironing with a magnet

Keep fabric steady while ironing with a magnet

Magnets can be a sewers best friend at the ironing board.

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Spiral bobbin storage

Spiral bobbin storage

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Use recycled bindings from notebooks to organize bobbins.

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Hemming a Pleated Skirt

Hemming a Pleated Skirt

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Here's a tip or two for hemming a pleated skirt. While most of the hem is straightforward, the back edges of the pleats need to be treated differently.

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Recycled fabric makes great piping

Recycled fabric makes great piping

Can't get to the fabric store? Use recycled strips of fabric as cording to create your own piping.

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Sewing with the Bobbin Thread

Sewing with the Bobbin Thread

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When making tucks or darts in transparent fabrics, this trick will enable you to end the stitching line perfectly!

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How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

How do you store your thread and other sewing notions?

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There are oodles of products out there for thread, bobbin and notions storage. What storage methods do you find most effective?

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Mark even hems with string

Mark even hems with string

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Getting an even hem marked without a friend can be tough. Use a string covered with chalk to help you when a buddy isn't on hand.

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Use a lightbulb for easy pressing

Use a lightbulb for easy pressing

Quickly press small fabric and garment pieces with a light bulb.

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Keep bobbins and spools together

Keep bobbins and spools together

Keep bobbins and spools organized with rubber bands.

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Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing

Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing

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Use recycled plastic bags to help tame tricky fabrics.

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Tame your bobbin tails

Tame your bobbin tails

With all the different colors and types of thread I use, my bobbins were really a mess. My husband came up with a great idea to correct this problem using 7⁄8-inch transparent tubing from the hardware store.

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How to Form Slotted Seams

How to Form Slotted Seams

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Make a wonderful finish for a center front, center back, or just about any straight or curved seam you want to call attention to.

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Sew Scientific

Sew Scientific

A drool-worthy way to make threading a needle easier.

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Magnetic bars keep notions in order

Magnetic bars keep notions in order

Use a magnetic bar on your sewing room wall to organize metal notions like scissors and needles.

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How to make a dust pan that attracts pins

How to make a dust pan that attracts pins

Put a sticky-back magnet in a dust pan for super-quick sewing room cleaning.

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Thread Beyond the Sewing Room

Thread Beyond the Sewing Room

Our tour of the Coats & Clark thread factory taught us that their thread shows up in some of the most unexpected everyday items.

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Post your sewing tips

Post your sewing tips

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Share your quick sewing tips with us and they might appear in an upcoming issue of Quick Stuff to Sew.

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Make a seam-allowance guide with tape

Make a seam-allowance guide with tape

Use tape to create a seam-allowance guide for your sewing machine.

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Organize your button stash with safety pins

Organize your button stash with safety pins

Always on the lookout for that one stray button? Keep them together with safety pins.

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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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