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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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Curves Made Modern: Drunkard’s Path Variations

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Quilting |

The traditional quilting pattern known as Drunkard's Path has a long history and many variations. It's a versatile design with lots of ways to put the same units together to create a quilts that look very different. Once you're comfortable with it, it's a great pattern to experiment with, since it has nearly endless variations. But maybe you've shied away from this one because you didn't feel comfortable negotiating the curves on your sewing machine. Here's a way to make modern Drunkard's Path Read more

The Start of Something Wonderful: 13 New Online Craftsy Classes

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Food & Cooking, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Woodworking | Comments

Let's end October on a high note with incredible online learning! From quilting to cake decorating, you're sure to find the class to fit your creative aspirations.

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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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Back to Basics: Learn Quilt Construction by Making a Sawtooth Star Mini Quilt

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Regardless of the quilt pattern you're using, basic quilt construction techniques stay the same. Here, you'll learn the basics of quilt construction while making a sawtooth star mini quilt, along with some quick quilting tips to help the process go even faster!

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