Avoid Snags, Slips, & Surprises: Tips for Knitting Lace Yarn

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Knitting |

Lace-weight yarns boast a beautiful drape that no other yarn weight can give you. But there are a few things you need to know about knitting with lace yarn to avoid accidents. Arm yourself with tiny needles, and use these tips to get you prepped for knitting with lace yarn!

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Easy Elegance: Learn Cutwork Embroidery With 2 Step-by-Step Tutorials!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Embroidery |

Cutwork embroidery looks so much harder than it really is. What once took weeks and even months to complete by hand is now extremely easy to stitch on today’s embroidery machines. All you have to do is hoop, trim, stitch and rinse! Read on to find out how.

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Sewing Essentials: A Guide to Fabric Marking Tools

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

Many sewing projects require you to temporarily mark the placement of closures, darts, pockets and other design elements. This post will provide a guide to all the pros and cons of many of the different marking tools available to make choosing the right tool simple!

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7 One-Skein Crochet Patterns to Bust Your Yarn Stash

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Crocheting |

If you're as paranoid as I am, you probably buy an extra skein of yarn every time you start a new project, just in case you don't have enough to complete it. Free up some of that yarn stash storage space with these quick, one-skein crochet patterns from our stash-busting Craftsy designers.

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Simply Delicious Ways to Elevate and Flavor Homemade Buttercream

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

Even an inherently wonderful foodstuff such as buttercream can be improved by upgrading the ingredients and adding flavors. Here are some easy ways to indulge your sweet tooth by making buttercream even better!

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Make It Modern: 5 Ways to Turn Any Quilt Into a Modern Design!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Quilting |

In recent years, modern quilts have become increasingly popular. If you want to try your hand at stitching up a modern quilt, you don't have to buy all new patterns and fabrics, or even learn entirely new techniques. Read on to learn five simple ways you can transform any quilt into a modern quilt!

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The 5 Most Common Mistakes Made by Illustrators

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Drawing |

How do make your illustrations part of an iconic story that will capture the hearts of minds of your readers? Start by avoiding some of these common mistakes made by beginning illustrators.

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