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Turn It Inside Out With Reverse Appliqué Quilting

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Quilting |

Have you ever quilted using reverse appliqué? Unlike traditional appliqué, this method allows the background fabric to peek through to the foreground. Learn more about this technique and check out some inspiring projects, here!

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What is the Difference Between Pressing and Ironing?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

A beginner might also be surprised to hear you do very little ironing at the ironing board when sewing. Yes pressing, not ironing, is the key to sewing success and there's a big difference in those two techniques. What are these differences? Read on to find out!

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Keeping Scissors Sharp: 10 Tips to Care for Your Sewing Scissors

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

Your fabric scissors are a prized possession of your sewing room — be sure to treat them that way. Follow these tips to keep your scissors in tip top shape so they are sharp and ready for use at all times!

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Quilting Essentials: How to Choose Fabric Color

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Quilting |

Do you have trouble selecting colors or fabrics for your next quilt project? Read on to learn tricks to make fabric selection easier.

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Hot Gift Idea: 5 Fun Quilted Hot Pad Patterns

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Quilting |

Being a gourmet cook isn't a requirement for enjoying a hot pad. We all need to eat at some point, so clearly hot pads are the perfect gift for anyone! Customizing a hot pad in the colors, theme or style of someone's kitchen or hobbies is super simple with these ideas.

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Picture Perfect: Choosing Color Variations for Embroidery Designs

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Embroidery, Quilting |

Color is such an important part of everything we create. In embroidery, designers provide thread color charts for their machine and hand embroidery patterns. The color palette is a just a suggestion. Step outside your comfort zone and see how easy it is to expand your creativity by using different color themes.

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