The Triangle Maxi Dress: A Quick & Easy Sewing Tutorial!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Maxi dresses are showing up everywhere this summer. And, because now is the time when you'd rather be outside wearing a dress instead of being inside sewing one, I came up with a simple maxi dress pattern that's as easy to make as a summer breeze!

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Capture a Memory: Landscape Art Quilting Tips

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Quilting |

Landscape art quilting is a very popular technique. From abstract to realistic, a landscape art quilt is a great way to capture a memory from a favorite place in fabric. Learn three ways to get started here!

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How to Use a Plow Plane for Making Grooves

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Woodworking |

A plow plane is one of the lesser known woodworking tools, which is a shame, because it is one of the most useful tools a woodworker can have. In this post, we'll show you how a plow plane works, and how you can use it to make grooves and rabbets for your woodworking project.

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Mixed Media Monday: Paint a Waterfall With This Fun Step-By-Step Tutorial

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Rendering water, in any form, is a difficult skill to master. Waterfalls are no exception. But you can learn to create these beautiful, cascading streams. I'm going to show you how to use mixed media for a wonderful waterfall work in a fun, illustrative style! Follow along this tutorial to paint a set of waterfalls with mixed media, using graphite pencil, ink pen and watercolors.

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Merry Christmas Ornament: AccuQuilt & Sizzix Meet Machine Embroidery

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Embroidery |

You have stitched out a lovely holiday sentiment on felt, but how do you make a Christmas tree ornament even more spectacular? Cut it out in the shape of a Christmas tree. And there is no easier way than by using a die cutting machine. Read on to celebrate Christmas in July with this fun embroidery project!

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Weave Exotic Fabrics With Rya Rug Knots

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Weaving |

Make it knotty, lush, exotic and zesty. It is surprising how the presence of a little knotting in your weaves can make such a mood change. Create an exotic mood with your interior fabric weaves. Easy to do, the rya rug knot has enormous creative potential on your loom.

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How To Get Kids Loving Quilting at a Young Age

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Did you know our younger generation can learn to quilt as soon as they can hold a crayon or marker in their little hands? Read on for a great tutorial on getting kids starting to quilt from very young age.

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