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Finalists Announced! Vote Now in the Craftsy Pattern Design Awards

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

It's time to take your favorite pattern design to the top in round two of the 2014 Craftsy Pattern Design Awards! You nominated your picks from thousands of incredible indie patterns in the Craftsy pattern store. Now the finalists have been selected, leaving you the difficult task of voting for your very favorite in each of our seven categories.

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Free Pattern Friday: Say Trick or Treat for FREE Candy Patterns!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing |

From Life Savers leg warmers to a homemade twix bar recipe, these free candy-themed projects are all trick and no treat! Check out this super-sweet selection:

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Ambitious Adornment: Machine Embroidery on Difficult Materials

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Embroidery, Quilting |

Most of the time, machine embroidery is digitized to a standard, like a medium-weight quilting cotton. So, can you still embroider on sheer fabric, thick towels, stretchy knits, or sweaters without problems? With the right tools and stabilizers, you can!

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Essential Supplies: Choosing the Right Hand Embroidery Hoop

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Embroidery |

Hoops are a necessary tool for hand embroidery, so choosing the right hoop for your intended work is important for both personal comfort as you embroider as well as the quality of your finished stitches. Here are a few tips and recommendations to help you choose the right hoop for your next embroidery project.

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The Craftsy Android App Is HERE…and It’s FREE!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

The wait is over! We’re so excited to announce that the Craftsy App for Android is live, and now, everything you love about Craftsy is available on the go! Enjoy unlimited access to high-quality classes with the world's best instructors, all from the your convenience of your Android device.

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Frame Your Fabric Using Fussy Cutting in Appliqué

Posted by on Oct 26, 2014 in Embroidery, Quilting |

Make your fabric the focal point of your next piece! Learn how to incorporate fussy cutting into your hand and machine appliqué to create designs that are as artistic as they are structural.

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