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Knitting Blog

Brioche Knitting Inspiration: Project Spotlights!

By Craftsy
Brioche Knitting InspirationBrioche knitting is getting to be a pretty hot thing here in the US! That's thanks in part to Nancy Marchant, who brought this popular European technique over to our shores. But she's also brought her knowledge to Craftsy where she teaches the online Craftsy class, Explorations in Brioche Knitting. Here we take a look at some of the creative knitting projects on Craftsy that employ the brioche method. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Free Video Tip: How To Hand Quilt Feathers

By Craftsy
How to hand quilt feathersIn this free video lesson, Andi Perejda (instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique on Craftsy) shows you how to quilt feathers by hand all the while avoiding the tedium of stopping and starting and the frustration of putting knots in your work. Read more »

Quilting Blog

Hand Quilting Cord Motifs, a Free Video Tip

By Craftsy
How to cord a motif in hand quiltingCording a motif is a great way to bring focus and flair to the designs and shapes you've made for your quilt tops. In this free video tip, Andi Perejda, instructor of Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, on Craftsy, shows you how to do that quickly and easily all by hand! Read more »

Quilting Blog

Creating Echo Lines in a Quilt

By Craftsy
Create Echo Lines in a QuiltThe empty space between motifs on your quilt tops are calling out for you to fill them in with something fun---details that highlight the objects and shapes and overall design. The answer: echo lines! Andi Perejda, who instructs the online Craftsy class Hand-Quilting Heirloom Design and Technique, shows you just how to create these echo lines in this free video tip! Read more »
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Sewing Blog

Free Video Tip: How To Sew Perfect Corners

By Craftsy
How to sew perfect cornersLearn to create the perfect corners with this valuable tip from Linda Lee! She instructs the online Craftsy class, Sewing with Silks, and in this free video tip, she shows you a method for turning clean, tight corners so you can avoid sloppy, dog-eared messes. Read more »

Sewing Blog

Free Video Tip: How To Sew Perfect Hems

By Craftsy
Even hems can be next to impossible to create unless you're using a reliable method. Here, Linda Lee (instructor of the online Craftsy class Sewing with Silks) demonstrates how to make precise, even hems with no trouble at all. Her trick is a lifesaver for anyone who makes their own clothes! It's quick, easy, and it works every time! Read more »

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Trend Alert! Handmade Ornaments

By Stefanie Japel
Handmade ornaments are a wonderful way to decorate your tree with meaningful adornments. Whether sewn, knitted, or crocheted, they are beautiful, and they even make great gifts! Read more »