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#CraftSavvy Tip No. 14: Make threading your machine needle easier by placing a piece of colored paper behind the eye.

Quilting Blog

Maker Monday: Meet Paper Piecing Instructor, Carol Doak

By Craftsy
Carol DoakWhen it comes to foundation paper piecing, Carol Doak is an expert. That's why we're so happy to have her teaching a quilting class on the subject right here at Craftsy. We sat down with Carol to find out what she loves about the quilting method, and her history with it. Check out the video to learn more! Read more »

Quilting Blog

Simple Quilting: Ideas for Easy Blocks

By Lindsay Conner
Simple QuiltingWhether you consider yourself a beginner or an advanced quilter, sometimes you’re just in the mood for a simple quilting project. For a quick baby shower gift or just a little therapeutic, relaxing quilting, simple quilts are ideal for their quick piecing and straightforward construction. Here are a few simple quilting designs you're going to love! Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

Wedding Cupcake Ideas

By Jessie Oleson Moore
Wedding Cupcake IdeasWhen it’s time for wedding bells to ring, it’s also time for tastebuds to sing. In recent years, more and more brides and grooms are veering off of the traditional wedding cake path, instead opting for cupcakes on their big day! Here’s an exploration of why, and some creative wedding cupcake ideas to get you inspired! Read more »


Our April Fool’s Joke: Did You Know?

By Craftsy
April Fools Part 2You might recall that last year on April Fool's Day we released a pasta crafts class to take part in the spirit of tom foolery typically celebrated on April 1st. Well, this year we were back at it, trying to make our Craftsy members smile again. Did you notice we released Foundations of Foil Fashion on April Fool's Day? If you guessed it was a joke, you were right! Read more »

Knitting Blog

Knitting Backwards (& Avoiding Purling!)

By Emily Vanek
Knitting BackwardsKnitting backwards is a technique that has been around for ages. It is just as it seems. Instead of turning the work to purl the next row, you can simply knit that row backwards and it produces the same results. Still not convinced? Here are a few ways that knitting backwards can come in handy. Read more »

Sewing Blog

How to Apply Bias Tape to a Neckline Tutorial: Method 1

By Christine Haynes
How to Sew Bias Tape TutorialAny edge that needs to be finished can be trimmed with bias tape. This method is one of my favorites, as it gives a clean and professional edge with very little effort. Finishing an edge with bias tape instead of a facing is a nice approach for a more informal garment, or for sheer fabrics when you do not want to see the facing underneath. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Quilt with Craftsy Cares for the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project

By Craftsy
Craftsy Cares Quilt ProjectQuilters, we need your help! Join Craftsy Cares in partnering with the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and create quilts to give to the Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project during the month of April. Your quilting will be contributing to a great cause as the program aims to develop effective screening methods and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer. Learn more here. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Shoulder Shaping: Short Row Options

By Craftsy
Shoulder Shaping Short Row OptionsIn the wide world of knitting we live in, it is easy to find a variety of sweater styles which rely on different kinds of construction: Seamed, seamless, top-down, bottom-up, drop-shoulder, raglan shoulder, set-in shoulder, and the list goes on. Consider trying short-row shoulder shaping on your next sweater project that calls for sloped shoulders, or practice it on swatches just as we’ve done here. It might just transform your sweater finishing altogether! Read more »