Prewash or Not?

It’s the start of a new year, and in 2011 we’re going to continue our practice of posting informative articles and tutorials for quilters and sewists. While we won’t be posting a new tutorial each week like Karen did in 2010, we will definitely have at least one per month. Our staff sewist, Deborah, did some research on prewashing to kick things off. Do you prewash your fabrics? Leave a comment and let us know your experiences with prewashing…


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Snowman Pincushions!

Here’s our last free pincushion! A Snowman! How cute is this? The two right pincushions were made by Sue and she made the hat on the far right-unstuffed with the top partially sewn so she can put her thimble in it! Very clever Sue! There are three faces in the pattern so you can put multiple faces on one snowman. Also, you can stitch, draw or paint those cute faces. The pattern has one template for the head and it’s …

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Learn how to paper piece

Paper piecing tutorial is live
– this is the meat and potatoes of this technique. It’s the
basics (including video) on how to paper piece. Also, have you wondered what the differences between all the different papers that can be used? I made a video to show you the differences, so you can decide for yourself.

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