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Lovely Lace Design

By Craftsy
Lace DesignsEvery knitter comes to find they have a favorite technique, and lace is often one that has special appeal. Explore the variety of lace knitting designs, involving different kinds of yarns and patterns, in many styles and shapes! Read more »

Art Quilting

Maker Monday: Angela Walters Talks Quilting Business

By Craftsy
Angela WaltersMachine quilting expert and small business owner, Angela Walters is also a Craftsy instructor, and we couldn't be more excited to have her on board! Here we talk to Angela about her business, and get her advice on quilting machines, resources, and what kinds of things to keep in mind when starting your own business that's centered around your passion. Read more »

Quilting Blog

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 »

Knitting Blog

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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Quilting Blog

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 »