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What Are Crazy Quilts?

Have you ever gone crazy with patchwork, joining irregularly shaped pieces of fabric into quilt blocks? Does your quilting fabric stash include random bits of velvet, silk, lace or brocade? If you can no longer resist the urge to embellish your quilts with embroidery stitches, beads, buttons and charms, you just might be a crazy…

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Sewing Couture: 6 Essential Techniques to Learn

The term couture sewing strikes fear into the heart of some sewists, but it really shouldn’t. Couture, according to expert Susan Khalje, is much more an attitude or approach to sewing than a specific technique. Sewists who are considered couturiers definitely have some serious sewing chops, but I believe that any motivated sewist is capable of…

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airy mohair to completely transform the look of the scarf. Check out the Endless Blue wall art pictured above as an example. See how SusanW48 used several different textures and gauges to make this freestyle knit art?

The rules of knitting say that if you use more than one skein of yarn for a project, the two skeins should be the same gauge. But here at Bluprint, we’re rule-breaking knitting rebels. What would happen if we mixed two different gauges of yarn in one project? Mixing two different yarns can give your…

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In the Jewelry World, Natural Stones Rock!

In so many ways, we’re all going green and getting back to nature. We get all-natural and organic foods, we buy coffee in cups made from recycled material, and even our crafting reflects our love and appreciation for the earth. Knitters are using yarns from local sheep, dyed with vegetables, chefs are seeking out local…

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