Tuesday Tutorial: Susie's Magic Binding
There is now a video of this technique. Go to this post to watch the video. I met Susie at Quilting in the Pines last weekend. She drives a pumpkin orange (or Tangerine Tango, the color of the year!) Audi TT. And she demonstrated the coolest completely-machine-sewn binding I've ever seen! Here's how: 1. For this technique, you will need a main binding color and an accent color. Of course, you can use the same color for both -- but why bother with this technique, then? 2. Trim the excess…
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Threads is the premier magazine for sewing enthusiasts - people who are passionate about sewing garments, home furnishings, gifts, and accessories.
Miss Abigail's Hope Chest
I picked up this free pattern in a favorite craft store. The pattern was called “Grandma Leona’s Hot Pad” and the sample was fabulous. It was nice and thick. It looked simple. However, the directions were really poor. It was as if Grandma Leona dictated them from memory, over the phone, when she was half asleep! Because that sample looked so good, I tried to figure out the directions and gave up a number of times. But I persisted long enough to finally figure out what Grandma Leona meant…
Hand towel love
I don't know about your household, but around here you'd be hard pressed to find a hand towel! It's not that we don't own any, it's just that the boys use them for every thing else besides drying their hands! Last year Doug's mom gifted me with some hanging hand towels that his grandmother made. They were beautifully crocheted vintage towels and I actually used them! The button loop hanger was perfect ~ and they stayed put! But I soon felt the need to put such a treasure away for safe…
Lee Valley Tools
Designed to eliminate parallax errors and used with standard 0.5mm lead mechanical pencils, these rules are perforated with slots or holes just slightly larger than 0.5mm at standard increments. Etched from 0.008" thick stainless steel, they are very flexible. Non-glare finish. Made in USA.
Button-up shirt dress pattern
Well, I am gearing up for next weekend. We will have our first gathering in one week. I am begining my pregaring. Plus, Amber came over today and spent the afternoon working on some dresses. I finally got my sewing maching serviced. Thanks Lake Charles Sewing... they were very fast and helpful! So, we got 6 done today, and I will finish the 7th tonight! I am going to share with everyone all that we did. Amber's friend showed her how to make dresses out of dress shirts. I want to show…
Switching Colors in the Middle of a Row
Crochet projects don't have to be solid blocks of color - there are lots of great ways to add color to a pattern! And switching colors in the middle of a row is one of the most common methods. This allows you to make everything from simple geometric patterns to complex pictures. Here's the best way I know to switch colors in the middle of a row or round of crochet. How to Change Colors in the Middle of a Row The written instructions: When you are ready to introduce a new color in the next…
DIY Minecraft Shoes | Candace Playforth
My son is obsessed with the game Minecraft. I saw these cool creeper shoes on Pinterest a couple of months ago by Nikerbocker. The tutorial there is for white shoes. I found some black ones for less than $6, so I decided to find a way to turn them into creepers too… Supplies: Solid color […]
More Casserole Carriers - TaylorMade
My last Casserole Carrier was such a big hit that I have been busy. My original has gone crazy on Pinterest – you can find the first post HERE. I found the pattern from Two Little Hooligans and I love it, clearly… I made five more for Christmas! HERE is the pattern, really easy to...Read More »
Quilt as you go is becoming one of the most popular quilting methods out there and this video will show you how to do the technique using only your sewing machine. This method allows you to create a quilt in no time flat. You'll need lots of fabric strips, squares or triangles. You'll also need batting and backing, thread and of course a sewing machine. You'll see this project appear before your eyes and your friends will be impressed and amazed!quiltingwonderhowto.