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All About Thread - Especially Specialty Thread

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All About Thread - Especially Specialty Thread
There are so many threads to choose from - how does one decide? What about all those pretty specialty and decorative threads - will they work in my machine? If you have questions about thread, here's an article for you. 

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Free Gift Bag PDF Pattern

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Free Gift Bag PDF Pattern
I think this is a timely free PDF pattern with the holidays coming up! Great little tutorial for making pretty fabric gift bags that can be reused again and again - it's the green thing to do. 

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Sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat

Posted by Elaine Huff on

Sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat
Today let's look at some parts of sewing the Centerpiece Tablemat together. This isn't my pattern so I can't give you all the info. The tablemat was Patchwork Parcel's September kit. It's an awesome quick project and would be a great way to use up some of those scraps I know you have hanging around! 

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All About Interfacings

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All About Interfacings
Whenever you make a tote or bag or purse, you need some sort of product to add some stability and structure to your project. But there are so many choices! Which is the best kind?

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So What's the Big Deal about Cork?

Posted by Elaine Huff on

So What's the Big Deal about Cork?
Have you been wondering about how cork fabric is made or what it can be used for? I found this article about cork and cork fabric and thought it would be nice to share it with you! I had no idea what a sustainable product it was - and eco-friendly! 

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