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Sewing Spandex Tips

By Julia Garza

Spandex is the perfect fabric for swimwear and activewear. Learn a few tips for working with this tricky knit fabric.

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Shop Spotlight: Wild Child Arts and Quilt Shop

By Craftsy
WildChildToday we're lucky to take a behind-the-scenes peek at a crafting retailer that we’ve had the pleasure to meet through Craftsy Connect in our bi-weekly Shop Spotlight series. Meet Wild Child Art's & Quilt Shop owner Rosemarie Handy, and learn about the challenges and triumphs of her art and quilt shop in Georgia, her advice for quilters, and her special clubs! Read more »

Sewing with Selvages

By Angela Mitchell
Sewing with SelvagesMany people consider selvages to be garbage, cutting them off and throwing them away without a second thought. Did you know that you can sew with them? Think twice before you throw those pretty edges away! Learn how you can use your selvages to make unique projects. Read more »

Specialty Fabric Tips

By Julia Garza
Specialty Fabric TipsMove over cotton and silk! There’s a whole world of specialty fabric to discover. Learn how to work with more challenging specialty fabrics. Read more »

Curved Piecing Tutorial

By Angela Mitchell
Curved PiecingI’ve been working on my Pickledish quilt lately, and I’ve been enjoying it so much. Curved piecing is a skill that many sewists shy away from because they are intimidated, but that is unnecessary! With proper pinning and a bit of patience, sewing curves can be simple. Here is a quick tutorial on how I like to pin and sew curves Read more »

Free Pattern Friday: Embroidery, Quilts, & More

By Craftsy
Free Patterns EmbroideryIt's Friday and you know what that means here at Craftsy: we have a fresh new roundup of fun free patterns for you to enjoy. From a stylish zig zag scarf to a butterfly block to a cute cupcake card and more, grab the ones you like, keep busy over the weekend, and come on back next Friday! Read more »

Sewing Fur Tips

By Julia Garza
Sewing FurFaux fur can be a fun addition to your wardrobe but not so fun to work with. Learn a few tips for sewing with faux fur. Read more »