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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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Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

Make a Light Box in a Jiffy

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Here's a way to make a light box without spending a penny!

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Organize your bobbins

Organize your bobbins

Use straightened paper clips to keep bobbins with their matching thread spools

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The many blogs of David Page Coffin

The many blogs of David Page Coffin

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Garment construction gets easier with David Page Coffin's sewing tutorials, PDFs, previews, and noteworthy sources.

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Snappy thinking

Snappy thinking

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Never let a good idea go to waste, share it with somebody.

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An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

An Easy Way to Turn Bias Cording Right Side Out

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Bias covered cording has many sewing uses once you know the secrets to making it.

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Got Spots?

Got Spots?

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Just call me the fabric whisperer. I’ve been handling fabric for a few more decades than I like to admit and if yours has spots, let's talk.

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Perfect Machine Tension Every Time

Perfect Machine Tension Every Time

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Use this easy tip to find the right sewing machine tension for every fabric and every project.

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Fluid Fabric Challege Chiffon Tutorial

Fluid Fabric Challege Chiffon Tutorial

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Chiffon may create gorgeous garments, but it's also rather tricky to sew. Following are a few tips and tricks to tame this fluid fabric.

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Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style

Packing Tips Help You Travel in Style

Keep garments neat and organized with Marcy Tilton's system for stuffing a suitcase.

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Hell in a Handbasket Hoody

Hell in a Handbasket Hoody

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Hell in a Handbasket Hoody has a completely finished basketweave center back and cuffs. This looks incredible! Wherever I wear my jacket, peoples heads turn my way without fail! This particular...

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