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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 »

Quilting Blog

Bobbin Work is Easier Than You Think

By Craftsy
How to adjust machine tension for bobbin workBeth Ferrier, instructor of the online quilting class Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué demystifies bobbin work in this free quilting video from Craftsy. As you'll see, it's not nearly the scary or difficult thing you may have heard. It's something any quilter can accomplish! Read more »

Sewing Blog

Make Yourself a Mini Beret Fascinator

By Christine Haynes
Hat Sewing Tutorial What’s better than a mini hat? Nothing! Come along as Christine guides you through creating a French beret-inspired adorable little fascinator that is held in place with an elastic band. Follow these quick and easy steps to make up one for yourself! Read more »

Quilting Blog

Shop Spotlight: Sweet Home Quilt Co.

By Craftsy
Shop Spotlight: Sweet Home Quilt Co.Discover inspirational quilting retailer, Sweet Home Quilt Co., a family-owned business in Conyers, Georgia specializing in fabric, kits, patterns and more. Learn about how this shop got its start in 2005, their Teddy Bear’s Picnic, and why many customers consider it to be a home away from home! Read more »