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5 Unusual Sewing Machine Techniques Your sewing machine just sews, right? Wrong! It does so much more! There are some interesting and unusual embroidery techniques you must try out on your machine. Microscope Threads Dateline: 10/21/00 Is there a difference in quality among the various brands of sewing thread on the market? When you are having problems with your sewing machine, after you've been asked if you changed the machine needle, the next question is very often, "Are you using a good quality sewing thread?" For years I told myself there was no difference in thread and I was going to save money by buying the five spools for a dollar type. Today almost any reputable sewing machine dealer will tell you to use only high quality thread. Why would it make a difference?

Indigo Berries designed by Jo Morton « Jo Morton is a quilt artist, fabric designer, teacher, author, lecturer and student of our ancestral quilt making. Her use of color, design and fine stitchery give her quilts the feeling of being made in the 19th Century. I am feeling very nostalgic this week. These prints inspire that direction ~ as they were intended … think meets {*style:<i> Jacob’s Ladder Tutorial Here’s how to do a Jacob’s Ladder: The basic fabric needed is a combination of double crochet stitches and chain stitches. In this example, I’ve decided to do one ladder with 5dc on each side. To recreate it, ch22, dc in the fourth chain from the hook, and make 3 more dc stitches: Ch10: Skip 10 chains in the base chain, and make a dc in the 11th chain:

from the blue chair: Homemade Spray Starch My husband teasingly accuses me of being a snoot about several things. I like to think of it as being particular. I'm a chocolate snoot (Hershey's really isn't worth the calories to me). I'm a fabric snoot (I simply like good quality fabric. He doesn't quite understand that). Fabric ID Silk Silk ! This is the fabric that makes its own statement. Wildwood Fabric Collection New Arrivals Coming Soon Manufacturers Designers Collections M&S Schmalberg Our showroom and factory is located in the heart of the New York City Garment Center. If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop by for a tour. You will find a tremendous assortment of hand-made artisan flowers for sale in all colors and styles. If you can’t find the perfect flower in stock then we will gladly make it for you. You can choose from our thousands of vintage tools and dies to select a unique style that works for you. Together using your creative talents and our expertise we’ll design the perfect flower.

Liturgical Dressing by Regina Doman used with permission Most of us are familiar with the common North American phenomenon of Clutter. I would guess that many of us have homes afflicted with this malady in various forms, including Toy Clutter, Photograph Album Clutter, Sewing Clutter, and even Book Clutter. Saturday Sales Blitz ~ Fabricworm « Hi There Fabricworms! We are so excited to share with you the arrival of Freebird by Momo, and Tweet Tweet by Keiki, both from Moda Fabrics. New Markdowns this week: Just Dreamy by Riley Blake Designs, only $7.20 per yard. And, Please take advantage of our $10 rebate on purchases of $100 or more through 4/20, coupon code 10rebate Happy Sewing! The Fabricworm Team

Sutton Gallery » Artist Profile » Gordon Bennett Born Monto, Queensland 1955; lives and works in Brisbane Gordon Bennett is internationally acclaimed as one of Australia's most significant and critically engaged contemporary artists. He is recognised for his powerful perspectives on the post colonial experience, particularly in the Australian context, with much of his work mapping alternative histories and questioning racial categorisations and stereotypes. Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas approximately 5-6 yards of 54" wide decorator fabric for an average 26-30" wide window 5-6 yards 54" wide drapery lining coordinating all-purpose cotton thread tape measure clear quilting ruler pencil scissors yardstick sewing machine pins iron and ironing board 3 yards 4" wide header tape 8 drapery weights 16 clip curtain rings curtain rod Measure Curtain and Lining Panels Use a tape measure to determine length from floor to desired height of curtain rod. Subtract 1" to account for rings and add 16" for header and hem allowance. Transfer this measurement to fabric (Image 1).

As promised: an online fabric shopping guide « Green apples Teaching yourself to sew can be daunting. For those of us not located in a major city, classes are few and far between, and mostly oriented to quilting or heirloom sewing. Teaching myself was not without its ups and downs, and let’s just say it’s lucky that I am a very patient person! I’m writing this series of posts to help out my fellow beginners. I am not an expert – just someone who loves to assimilate and share knowledge! I talked about books for beginners here, and now I’d like to talk about another challenge facing the beginner… fabric selection.

Gordon Bennett Education Resource Personal background – Family, memory, experience During his childhood in the 1950s and 60s, Bennett lived with his family in Victoria and Queensland. He has described his upbringing as overwhelmingly Euro-Australian, with never a word spoken about my Aboriginal heritage. Gordon Bennett 1 Bennett’s Aboriginal heritage came through his mother.

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