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For the Love of Scallops

By Angela Mitchell
If you are looking to add a touch of whimsy or a bit of a surprise to your quilt, you should give scalloped borders a try. Learn an easy way to achieve this border treatment and then give it a whirl on something small like a table runner. Read more »

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Fix-It Friday: How to Tink

By Sarah
How to TinkIt’s a fact of life that if you knit, you’re eventually going to make a mistake. The trick is knowing how to fix it, because all mistakes can be fixed. Learn how to unknit and remedy a dropped stitch. Read more »

Crocheting Blog

Free Pattern Friday: Knits, Quilts & More

By Craftsy
Free Knitting PatternsCheck out this new Friday series, where we post our favorite free patterns. From knits, to quilts, to jewelry, to embroidery (and more), we have the free pattern perfect for your next crafting endeavor! This is definitely the best way to kick off a weekend filled with creative crafting. So be sure to make the Craftsy blog a regular stop for you; that way you can stock up on fantastic free patterns! Read more »
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Room to Sew: Organizing Your Sewing Room

By Julia Garza

Having a dedicated, organized and inspiring sewing room makes starting a sewing project much more fun. If your dining room table holds fabric and scissors more often than dinner plates and wine glasses, it might be time to think about finding a permanent spot to sew in your home. If you’re starting from scratch, here are a few things to consider when thinking about sewing room designs.

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Sewing Machines: Find the Right One for You

By Craftsy
How to find the right sewing machineBeth Ferrier, expert quilter and Craftsy instructor, shares her advice for quilters looking to purchase a sewing machine in this free video. When it comes to quilting, a sewing machine can be the right tool for the job. So you'll definitely want to make sure it's the right sewing machine! Beth tells you how to pick the perfect machine in this free tip. Read more »

Knitting Blog

Swatch This! This Simple Square is the First Step

By Craftsy
How to swatch to knit a sweaterThere's only one way to know how a yarn will knit, how a yarn will feel after it's been washed, how to know if you're using the right gauge: swatch! It's not the most popular knitting project, but it's a crucial first step for when you're knitting a sweater. Here, Amy Herzog explains the benefits of swatching, the pitfalls of not swatching, and how to measure your swatches. Read more »