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How to Make a Purple Ombré Cake

By Jessie Oleson Moore
How to Make a Purple Ombre CakeNow here’s a cake that’s dressed to impress: the Purple Ombré Cake. The perfect way to celebrate Spring or Mother's Day, it's made using cake layers which have been tinted in varying tones of the same color, which are then assembled in order from light to dark, forming a color gradient. Once sliced into, it has a dramatic “wow” factor. Learn how to make it here! Read more »

Quilting Blog

Machine Quilts You Don’t Want to Miss

By Angela Mitchell
Machine QuiltsThe late 18th century brought the first electric sewing machine, and since then machine quilting has been on the rise. Machine quilts are durable and withstand the test of time. Here are five eye catching machine quilt patterns for you to check out! Read more »
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Knitting Blog

Our Best Knit Baby Shoes for Your Bundle of Joy

By Emily Vanek

Nothing is cuter than a sleeping new baby in hand knit shoes. Baby shoes make adorable keepsakes and have even more sentimental meaning when knit by a friend or a family member. Explore these five baby bootie projects and their accompanying patterns, all created by Craftsy community members.

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Quilting Blog

Bias Quilt Binding: Three Ways

By Lindsay Conner
Bias Quilt BindingIf you don’t want mitered corners or if your quilt is finished with a curved edge, bias quilt binding is ideal for its ability to gently stretch around the edges of your project. Bias binding looks especially nice with fabric that’s printed with stripes and plaids. Explore three ways to do it! Read more »


Free Pattern Friday Sewing: Free Wallet Pattern & More

By Craftsy
Free Wallet Sewing PatternLucky for you we're back this Friday with a full batch of fabulous free sewing patterns to get your weekend started right! Sewists, you're going to love the free wallet and clutch sewing patterns. Plus, there's plenty more, so grab what you like and come on back next Friday! Read more »
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Sewing Blog

Tips for Sewing a Perfect Collar

By Christine Haynes

There’s nothing I love more than a top or dress with a collar on it. But, there’s nothing more homemade looking than a poorly sewn collar. If the curves are not smooth and the points are not crisp, the rest of the outfit, no matter how well sewn, will look homemade as a result. Here are some helpful tips on how to get your collars to look store bought perfect!

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